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REPAIR WORK Jackson Street bridge closes Monday / 2 NEWS

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CAREER CONTRIBUTIONS Cornerstone helps clients get jobs / Page 3

Banishing Back Pain without Surgery Dr. Andrew Hendrix, medical director of the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago at Silver Cross, will explain the common causes of low back pain and provide options on how to live better without surgery.

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By BRIAN STANLEY WILL COUNTY – Cellphones have been getting people in trouble lately. Police recently have found drugs after stopping two drivers for talking on their cellphones, a practice that became illegal Jan. 1. Meanwhile, a man hauled out of a Bolingbrook courtroom Wednesday, after his cellphone kept going off, was accused of having drugs on him as he was being removed for contempt of court. Nicholas P. Weesies, 19, was appearing before Judge David Carlson in local court at the Bolingbrook Village Hall on Wednesday. A witness said Weesies’ cellphone rang soon after court began, and a Bolingbrook officer who was acting as a bailiff took it and set it on the judge’s bench. When the phone kept going off with text messages and calls, the judge told Weesies his visit to court for the lo-


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JOLIET – The Jackson Street bridge in downtown Joliet will be closed next week for planned maintenance work. The bridge closure follows the closing of the Jefferson Street bridge for about three months at the end of 2013 when planned maintenance led to lengthy repair work.

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More closures will occur when the state of Illinois equips the downtown drawbridges so that they can be operated remotely, although the date for that work has not been set. Joliet Mayor Thomas Giarrante and state Sen. Patrick McGuire are scheduled to meet Friday with representatives from the Illinois Department of Transportation to discuss the plan for remote operation and other bridge issues. The bridges, built in

the 1930s, have always been operated by tenders located at each drawbridge. The state of Illinois owns and operates the bridges. When the Jackson Street bridge closes Monday, a detour will be posted. Eastbound traffic will be sent on Broadway Street to the Ruby Street bridge. Westbound traffic will be sent on Scott Street to the Ruby Street bridge.

Maneuvers loses liquor license for three days By BOB OKON bokon@shawmedia.comn

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ny name when he handed over a pipe, and his answers to other questions made the officer suspicious, Allen said. Police searched the jeep to find a bag containing 340 grams of marijuana in the backseat, Allen said. “Martinez was carrying $1,000 that was seized. Once his name was established, we learned he was wanted on four outstanding warrants,” Allen said. Martinez, of the 1800 block of Mandan Village Drive in Plainfield, was booked into the county jail on charges of delivery of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and driving with a suspended license. On Jan. 10, Sylvain Bergeron, 42, of Stanstead, Quebec, Canada, was stopped by state police on Interstate 355 near Homer Glen for allegedly driving while talking on a cellphone. Police reportedly found $1.2 million worth of cocaine in Bergeron’s vehicle and arrested him on drug delivery charges.

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cal ordinance violation wasn’t going well. When Weesies responded with profane language, the judge told him he’d be spending the night in jail, the witness said. As Weesies was being taken into custody, police found a half-gram of marijuana and two painkillers he did not have a prescription for in his pockets, Lt. Mike Rompa said. Weesies, of the 100 block of Galewood Drive in Bolingbrook, was booked into the county jail on charges of drug possession and marijuana possession. In Shorewood, an officer noticed Osvaldo Martinez, 22, talking on the phone while driving a black Jeep Cherokee on Black Road near Summit Creek Drive on Wednesday, Cmdr. Eric Allen said. Allen said the officer had the Jeep pull over and “smelled the strong odor of burnt cannabis” when Martinez rolled down the window. Martinez allegedly provided a pho-

JOLIET – Maneuvers bar has lost its liquor license for three days starting Friday. The city liquor commission office, headed by Mayor Thomas Giarrante, on Thursday announced penalties including $4,000 in fines for violations that occurred in July. The action comes more than three

months after a combative hearing in which Joliet police officers said Maneuvers owner Fred Schramm was drunk and disorderly on the night he was arrested during a disturbance at the bar at 118 E. Jefferson St. Schramm in turn accused police of mistreating him during the arrest. Schramm was found guilty of violating the liquor code on four violations: disorderly conduct, allowing patrons to smoke in the bar, allowing

an intoxicated person to remain in the bar and failing to report disorderly conduct. Giarrante said the size of the fines is meant in part to cover the cost of the hearings, including overtime paid to police officers who testified. Schramm could not be reached for comment. His attorney, Anthony Tomkiewicz, said Thursday that he had not yet seen the liquor commission ruling and could not comment.

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ON THE COVER Employer consultant Chelsea McCollum (left-center) helps Ashley Glenn (left), Jose Vargas (right-center) and Christina Carroll (right) during a cooking class Wednesday at the Cornerstone Services Job Club Center in Joliet. See story on page 3. Photo by Lathan Goumas –

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A HELPING HAND Cornerstone Services assisted 143 clients with finding jobs last year By ERIC SCHELKOPF


OLIET – Quintez Michels credits Cornerstone Services Inc. for helping him land his job at the Bob Evans restaurant in Joliet. “They helped me learn job skills,” said the 27-year-old Michels, who has been working at the restaurant for four years. “I learned what it takes to do the job right.” For 45 years, Joliet-based Cornerstone Services has been lending a helping hand to individuals with disabilities. The nonprofit organization incorporated on March 20, 1969. Cornerstone Services serves more than 900 people in Will and Kankakee counties. The agency helps individuals with developmental disabilities, mental illnesses, physical disabilities and sensory impairments. The agency maintains 35 group homes, and another five are under development. Cornerstone Services is a member agency of the United Way of Will County, and 85 percent of its revenue comes from the state. “Our mission is to make sure that people with disabilities have the same opportunities as anyone to live and work in their community,” said Matthew Lanoue, co-ordinator of public relations for Cornerstone Services. That includes providing employment services, behavioral health services, residential services, community services and industrial operations. The organization started out as the Will County Sheltered Work-

Lathan Goumas –

Christina Carroll (from left), Jose Varagas and Ashley Glenn pass out meatball-stuffed buns Wednesday after a cooking class at Cornerstone Services Job Club Center in Joliet. The Job Club Center provides employment and life lessons to adults with disabilities in order to provide them with the same opportunities as anyone else. shop. “We existed to provide work to adults with disabilities, and grew from there,” Lanoue said. “We want to get people out in the community if at all possible.” The agency’s name was changed to Cornerstone Services in 1986 as its services grew. And the organization continues to grow. In November, Cornerstone Services opened a job club center at 2174 Oneida St. in Joliet. “We teach them about getting ready for employment and helping maintain their current jobs,” said Chelsea McCollum,

employer consultant for Cornerstone Services. They also learn social skills along with other skills designed to make them more independent. On this particular day, Michelle Finger, 25, was learning how to make a certain type of salad. “It took a lot of steps, but at the end, it was good,” Finger said. Finger, who currently lives in one of Cornerstone’s group homes, knows that learning her way around a kitchen will make her more independent. “It will teach me how to be independent and cook,” she

“Our mission is to make sure that people with disabilities have the same opportunities as anyone to live and work in their community.” Matthew Lanoue Co-ordinator of public relations for Cornerstone Services said. Chrissy Fabel, 23, credited Cornerstone Services for helping her land her dishwasher

job at Steak ‘n Shake in Joliet. “They helped me with practice interviews,” she said. “I got the job on the spot.” While Fabel said she loves her job, she would like to take on additional responsibility. “I would like to move up, maybe doing the grill or food preparation,” she said. Last year, the agency found 143 jobs for its clients. Cornerstone Services’ employer consultant Todd Edge is in charge of finding jobs for the agency’s clients. “It’s about using their natural skills to their fullest,” Edge said. “It’s really about me finding what is marketable in every client.” Edge himself has a traumatic brain injury from a motorcycle accident in 1997. “I was in a coma for five months,” he said. “I had to relearn everything.” For more than two years, CloudBlue Technologies in Joliet has been employing clients from Cornerstone Services. Their job is to break down computers and other electronic items for their recycled materials. “It works just absolutely wonderful for us,” CloudBlue executive vice president Kevin Corrigan said. “These folks just need an opportunity. They are quite capable of maintaining a regular job.” Although Lanoue said he is glad about the help that Cornerstone Services has provided over the years, he knows that not everyone who needs help is receiving it. “The need is out there,” he said. “There are thousands of people in Will County who are not getting services.”



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Death Former Bolingbrook girls coach at Lewis linked to accused of recruiting to new team IHSA says students granted eligibility transfers to H-F High alcohol By BRIAN STANLEY ROMEOVILLE – Police believe excessive drinking may have led to the death of a Joliet man Thursday in a Lewis University dorm room. Elvis Dominguez-Mejia, 22, was not a student, but was visiting a friend who attends the university, police said in a statement. The student “woke up to go to class and found his friend unresponsive on the floor” of the Fitzpatrick Hall dorm room, Will County Coroner Patrick K. O’Neil said. Campus police were called at 10:30 a.m., but the investigation was turned over to Romeoville police, university spokeswoman Michelle Fregoso said. Romeoville police said the preliminary investigation indicates the death may have been caused by excessive alcohol consumption but no foul play is suspected. O’Neil said an autopsy would be scheduled for Friday. Classes and events were held as scheduled on campus. Fregoso said the school “expresses its prayerful sympathy to all who are touched by this tragedy, especially family and friends.”

By VIKAAS SHANKER FLOSSMOOR – Former Bolingbrook girls basketball coach Tony Smith is reported to be the target of a lawsuit accusing him of recruiting girls from his old team and Plainfield to play for Homewood-Flossmoor High School, where he now coaches. Smith declined to comment Thursday on the allegations, which came from an unnamed player on the Homewood-Flossmoor High School girls basketball team. Homewood-Flossmoor High School had not received a copy of the lawsuit, a spokeswoman said Thursday. “We’re aware of a lawsuit and will fully cooperate with any investigative authority,” spokeswoman Jodi Bryant said. The lawsuit was quoted in media accounts, including the Chicago Tribune and the Southtown Star. When The Herald-News re-

“The Illinois High School Association (IHSA) provided eligibility rulings on each of the transfer students at Homewood Flossmoor High School who have been referenced in the ongoing litigation. All were granted eligibility in regards to the IHSA residence and transfer by-laws.” Marty Hickman, IHSA executive director via news release

quested a copy of the lawsuit from the Cook County Circuit Court, where it was reported to have been filed on Wednesday, the publication was told it was not available Thursday. A member of the Home wood-Flossmoor High School girls basketball team identified only as Jane Doe is suing the school, charging that Smith recruited students from other schools, including four from Bolingbrook, one from Marist and one from Plainfield, according to the Chicago Tribune. Homewood-Flossmoor’s girls

team is ranked first in the state for Class 4A schools in The Associated Press’ latest rankings. The team beat Bolingbrook on Tuesday, ending a Bolingbrook conference winning streak that dated back to 2006. The suit accuses Smith of recruiting the Bolingbrook students he worked with last year, promising help in college recruitment and starting positions, according to the Chicago Tribun’s report. Recruiting for athletic purposes is prohibited by Illinois High School Association rules.

But Marty Hickman, the executive director of the IHSA, said in a news release issued Thursday that the organization is not currently investigating Homewood-Flossmoor. “The Illinois High School Association (IHSA) provided eligibility rulings on each of the transfer students at Homewood-Flossmoor High School who have been referenced in the ongoing litigation,” the statement reads. “All were granted eligibility in regards to the IHSA residence and transfer bylaws.” The statement said the “IHSA retains the right to open an investigation at any time and could do so if any information is presented that indicates IHSA bylaws may have been violated.” Bolingbrook girls varsity coach Chris Smith said he’s a personal friend of the Homewood-Flossmoor coach. “I don’t feel like he did anything, but that’s not my call or decision,” Smith said.

Bolingbrook schools put on lockdown because of shooting One man injured, condition unknown By BRIAN STANLEY BOLINGBROOK – Several schools were locked down Thursday afternoon after a man

was shot nearby. Lt. Mike Rompa said police were called at 1:58 p.m. when shots were reported near Kingsbrooke Court and Kingsbrooke Crossing. Two men were seen shooting before they fled in a silver or white Chevrolet sedan, Rompa said. A man was found nearby and

was taken to the hospital for a gunshot wound to his midsection. His condition was unknown Thursday afternoon, but did not appear to be life-threatening, reports said. “It was learned the victim and the offenders are known to each other,” Rompa said. Jane Addams, Brooks, Oak

View and Independence schools were placed in lockdown for about 10 minutes, while Bolingbrook High School was placed in a “hard” lockdown. Rompa and a school spokeman said the lockdowns were only a precaution. “The incident was in no way related to the school,” Rompa said.

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Seven-Day Forecast for Will County TODAY




National Weather



Shown are noon postions of weather systems and precipitation. Temperature bands are highs for the day.


Seattle 49/34

Billings 51/32

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Weather History On Jan. 17, 1817, St. Elmo’s Fire flashed during a storm in Vermont and Massachusetts. Static electricity creates the startling flashes of light called St. Elmo’s Fire during snowstorms.

Kankakee 18/6

Almanac Joliet Regional Airport through 3 p.m. yesterday Temperatures High/low .................................................. 35°/20° Normal high/low ...................................... 31°/16° Record high ....................................... 52° in 1990 Record low ....................................... -20° in 2009

Precipitation 24 hours through 3 p.m. yest. ....................... trace Month to date .............................................. 1.20” Normal month to date .................................. 0.99” Year to date ................................................. 1.20” Normal year to date ..................................... 0.99”

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Des Plaines River Stages Fld: flood stage. Prs: stage in feet at 7 a.m Thursday. Chg: change in previous 24 hours. Station Fld Prs Chg Station Fld Prs near Russell .................. 7 ...... 4.70 .... +0.04 at River Forest ............ 16 ...... 5.52 near Gurnee .................. 7 ...... 2.44 ..... -0.03 at Riverside ................... 7 ...... 3.32 at Lincolnshire ......... 12.5 ...... 7.24 ..... -0.13 near Lemont ............... 10 ....... 7.87 near Des Plaines ........... 5 ...... 1.44 ..... -0.14 at Lyons ....................... -- .... 12.13

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Yorkville 15/3


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El Paso 57/33

Oak Park 18/7

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Houston 63/36

Aurora 14/3


Detroit 19/14

Kansas City 30/24

Los Angeles 85/52

Evanston 18/7

De Kalb 14/3


Denver 54/26

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Mayor: Bolingbrook moving forward By KRISTIN PEDICINI

The Village of Bolingbrook in 2013 BOLINGBROOK – During Thurday’s State of the Village luncheon, Bolingbrook Mayor Roger C. Claar said people are continuing to invest and move forward in the village. “I want everyone here today to know about this town,” Claar said. One event from 2013 to remember was the vast number of ash trees the village helped treat after an outbreak of Emerald Ash Borer, Claar said. Bolingbrook alone has about 30,000 ash trees. “It was an expense we weren’t expecting,” Claar said. “We’ve cleared 6,000 trees ... and we have to re-treat those trees in 3 years.” While reminiscing over the past year, Claar also touched on a few future road projects to keep an eye out for, including the 95th Street bridge in the summer, and the Diverging Diamond Interchange, with construction beginning in three years at the earliest. Along with the road projects, Bolingbrook also

• Population: 74,411 • Residential units: 23,665 • Market value of village: $5.38 billion • Total 2013 levy: $17.74 million • Lane miles: 779 • Street signs: 17,768

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Bolingbrook Mayor Roger Claar discusses local businesses Thursday during his state of the village address, which was hosted by the Bolingbrook Chamber of Commerce and held at the Bolingbrook Golf Club. will be adding in the spring a new stoplight at Territorial Drive, according to Claar. Throughout the meeting, Claar also discussed Bolingbrook’s business

closures, but noted that the village saw multiple new businesses come to town. “It’s not as bad as it seems, although it’s still not great,” Claar said on the business turnover.

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Claar said new businesses in Bolingbrook include The Beer Market, Costco, Red Mango, Weather Tech, Art Van Furniture and All Saints, among others. “That’s what we’re try-

ing to do ... to create more and more jobs,” he said. “And you know what, we’re doing it.” Before ending the luncheon, Claar commented on the village’s stance

with Illinois American Water, which provides Lake Michigan water for Bolingbrook. Claar said the water company created a Fire Prevention Charge to maintain meters and loss of water during fires. “It’s a way to get into your pocket a little more,” Claar said. “And that’s what we’re trying to stop.” While Claar has held his title in Bolingbrook for the past 28 years, he closed Thursday’s lunch by noting his tenure will reach 31 years before he decides whether or not he intends to run again. “As I said last year, don’t order the yard signs yet,” Claar said. “This term could be it and in the eyes of some should be it.”


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Area House HousesofWorship


These Lutheran Churches Welcome You FIRST AND SANTA CRUZ The Joliet CityAND Center Lutheran FIRST CRUZ Parish FIRST AND SANTA CRUZ FIRST AND SANTA SANTA CRUZ LUTHERAN CHURCHES 143rd Year ofCenter Faith & Service in The Joliet CitySt., Lutheran Parish LUTHERAN CHURCHES 55 W. Benton Joliet (at Ottawa St.) Downtown Joliet 55 W. Benton St., Joliet (at Ottawa St.) 55 W. Benton St.,City Joliet Ottawa Joliet Center Joliet City Center, 815(at722 3807 St.) Joliet Center, The Rev. KeithCity STS, Pastor 815W. 722 4800 •Forni, 55 Benton St., Joliet 60432 Holy 11:00am (bilingual) TheCommunion, Rev. Keith Forni, STS,Sept. Pastor Summer Sundays (Through 2nd) The Rev. Keith Forni,St.) STS, Pastor (at Ottawa September 9:00am English Service of 16th Holy Communion Holy Communion (Bilingual) 11:00am Summer Sundays (June 2 Sept. Fall Sunday Schedule Resumes Sept. 1): 23rd: 10:00am Sunday School/ Blessing Bench Food Pantry (815) 722-4800 • 9:00 am Holy Communion / Misa Bilingüe 9:00amWednesdays English Service of Holy Communion Christian Education Hour at 2:00pm-4:00pm The Rev. Keith Forni, STS, Pastor 10:00am Sunday School/ 11:00am Miss bilingue/Bilingual Eucharist 10:00 am Refreshments & round) fellowship (Donations needed year 9:00am Sunday Holy Communion Christian Education Hour Join us forof“Songs in the City” this summer with the Home the Blessing Bench Food Pantry 815-722-4800 North American Lutheran Youth Choir & other guest 11:00am Misa bilingue/Bilingual Eucharist Members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church 10:00am Sunday School / Bible Study Members: Evangelical Lutheran Church musicians. Please call details. CORE 815-722-4800 in America andfor Lutheran 815-722-4800 in11:00am America & Lutheran CORE Misa Bilingüe Lutheran Church Members of the Evangelical in America and Lutheran CORE BETHLEHEM Tues. 10:00am Morning Prayer BETHLEHEM LUTHERAN CHURCH (E.L.C.A) LUTHERAN CHURCH (E.L.C.A) & ofBible Study 130FAITH Years Mission and Ministry, LUTHERAN 130 412 East Benton, Joliet, II. and 60432-2496 IL 56 131 Years of2:00pm-4:00pm Mission Ministry, CHURCH (E.L.C.A.) Wed. 815-726-4461• 412 East Benton, Joliet, IL. 40432-2456 353 N. Midland Ave., Joliet (CommunionBench First & Third Sundays) Blessing Food Pantry (corner of815-726-4461 Glenwood anda.m. Midland) Choir Rehearsal - 8:30 Members of Evangelical Traditional Worship 8:30 am Children’s Sunday School- 8:30 a.m. Sunday Church Worship-9:30 a.m. Fellowship after services (Communion First &Church Third Sundays) Lutheran Weekday Adult Bible Study Wed. -10:00 a.m. 11:00 am Contemporary Worship 10:30 Choir Rehearsal - 8:30 Pastor Timothy Linstrom CORE in America Lutheran (with & Praise Band) Children’s Sunday School-8:30 a.m. musicians. Please call details. CORE 815 722 4800 in America andfor Lutheran 815-722-4800

inRev. America & Lutheran CORE Jane Perkolup, Pastor Members of Church the Evangelical Lutheran Church Sunday Worship - 9:30 a.m. MESSIAH LUTHERAN CHURCH 815-725-4213 • America and Lutheran CORE BETHLEHEM WeekdayinAdult Bible Study Wed. 10:00 a.m. BETHLEHEM L.C.M.C. Handicapped Accesible LUTHERAN CHURCH (E.L.C.A) Pastor Timothy Linstrom Jefferson130 St. &(with Houbolt Rd., Joliet 815.741.4488 LUTHERAN (E.L.C.A) Praise Band) Years of CHURCH Mission and Ministry, “Sharing the Love of God” FAITH LUTHERAN

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NEWS BRIEFS Fair Tax meeting to be held Saturday A Fair Tax meeting will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m Saturday at Ivo’s Family Restaurant, Route 6 and Highway 55, Channahon. All are welcome to join a discussion to abolish the IRS. Food and beverages will be available at your own expense. For more information, call the Will County Fair Tax Group at 815-474-4385.

Painting to be on display at St. Mary On Jan. 25, the painting of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception will be brought to St. Mary Nativity Church, 702 N. Broadway, Joliet. Her picture will be on display before and after the 4 p.m. Mass with a program following the Mass. Parishioner John Dehm will bring the painting with the permission of the Rev. Ron Neitzke. The devotion will be led by Grand Knight Bob Strahanoski and Treasurer George R. Dehm along with members of Saint Mary Nativity.

Spotlight Theatre presents ‘Narnia’ Students ages 8 to 18 of Spotlight Youth Theater will present “Narnia: The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe” at 7 p.m. Friday, 2 and 6 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday at the Stagg Performing Arts Auditorium, 8015 W. 111th St., Palos Hills. For information, call 847516-2298 or visit www. Tickets are $9 to $12 for presale or

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an extra $2 at the door. Group, child and senior prices are available. Spotlight Youth Theater is a nonprofit, educational theater arts program for students ages 5 to 18.

The Meanwhile at Chicago Street Pub The Meanwhile will make a debut appearance at 9:30 p.m. Friday at the Chicago Street Pub. The Meanwhile is made up of former members of critically-heralded Chicago rock groups Twilight Revival and Gold Coast Refuse, both of whom were routinely cited by music critics as among the best of Chicago’s original music scene. The Chicago Street Pub date is the first show of the newly formed band, and it’s the only suburban show prior to showcases scheduled at Chicago landmarks Martyrs’ and Reggie’s in the next several weeks. For more information about The Meanwhile, visit press.html.

Register soon for youth drama classes Time is running out to register for Saturday Youth Drama Classes at Billie Limacher Bicentennial Park’s indoor theatre, 201 W. Jefferson at Bluff Street, Joliet. Registration is open until the first day of class Saturday. Forms are available online at Classes run Saturdays from Jan. 18 through Feb. 22. First through fifth grade is from 9 to 10:15 a.m. Sixth

grade through 12th grade is from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Cost is $55 for first through fifth grades and $60 for sixth through 12th grades. On the indoor stage, students enjoy learning creative dramatics, vocal techniques and more while working on a skit. Some of the topics covered include creative dramatics, improvisation, pantomime, script work, rhythm exercises, theatre techniques and terms, stage directions, enunciation and projection. Forms may be brought to the first day of class with payment. For more information, call 815-724-3761 or email

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Grundy County files lawsuit against owner of apartment complex By CHRISTINA CHAPMAN -VAN YPEREN MORRIS – Grundy County has filed a lawsuit against a local apartment complex owner, alleging the conditions of the residences is dangerous to tentants. The Grundy County State’s Attorney’s Office filed Tuesday the complaint against Robert A. Smith, owner of Tudor Park Apartments, on and around Mabel Court. The State’s Attorney’s Office had an inspector review the apartments, Assistant State’s Attorney Perry Rudman said. “It contains serious violations of the existing ordinance and minimal standards of sanitation, and that is of great concern,” he said. The compaint filed Tuesday is specific on the problems with the apartments and on which apartments are having the issues. The dangerous living environments include a common hallway that was below 50 degrees at times during the recent freezing temperatures, an apartment without heat for four days, another apartment without running water for days, furnace and stove issues, water leaks causing holes in walls and mold, multiple units invested with cockroaches and other heat issues, according to the complaint. Asked about these specific problems, Smith said he would have to look up his maintenance requests to see if they match these concerns. The county is asking the court for a temporary restraining order

and permanent injunction, requiring Smith to make repairs to bring the proprieties in compliance with the county’s ordinances. Smith said as of Thursday afternoon he had not seen the recent complaint, but that he has had interactions with the county previously. In the past, he claims the county has not been specific with the issues. “I wrote them a letter in October to tell me what the problem is, give me a reasonable amount of time to fix it, and they are not doing that and now apparently I have a court case,” he said. Smith said he has multiple complexes and every tenant has his phone number to reach him if they have problems. When they call, he said he has his maintenance staff get to the problem right away. “Unfortunately, in this case, I am being bypassed,” Smith said. The court filings state Smith has been warned previously by letter, phone calls and with inspections by the Grundy County Land Use office. It states Smith has “refused” to do the necessary acts to make the apartments comply with county codes. If Smith does not fix the issues, the county wants the court to appoint a receiver to take possession of the premise and bring the properties up to code, and the ability to impose a lien on the property for any expenses the county undertakes doing so. A court date has not been set.

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Diamond to spend $100K on tornado cleanup by March By JESSICA BOURQUE MORRIS – The Grundy County Emergency Management Agency met Wednesday night to further discuss the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s denial of public assistance funds. FEMA has already approved millions in federal aid for individual home and business owners, but has yet to deliver any funding to help local governments with their expenses. The public assistance funding denied Jan. 9 would have done just that. Severe storms and tornadoes ripped through the state Nov. 17. An EF2 tornado hit the Coal City and Diamond area, injuring four people and damaging hundreds of structures. “The state formula is $3.50 of cost per capita using the state population,” Grundy County EMA Director Jim Lutz said. “Based on that formula,

they were at least $10 million short of the threshold.” Shortly after the funding was denied, Gov. Pat Quinn announced he would be appealing FEMA’s decision within the next month. “Personally, I don’t think they have a very good chance because we’re so far from the threshold,” Diamond Mayor Terry Kernc said. Kernc said the village will have spent $100,000 on tornado cleanup once the last of the debris is cleared, which should be done by March 1. “Not only are we out that money, be we will also lose real estate tax this year and next year,” Kernc said. “Those homes that won’t have their water turned back on, we are also losing revenue from that.” The village also is waiving building permits fees for those residents and business owners needing to rebuild. “We’re accruing a lot of

extra expenses outside of just the cleanup,” Kernc said. Kernc said she expects the tornado to cost the village several hundred thousand by the time all costs are taken into consideration. But because of aid from other state agencies, local public works offices and hundreds of volunteers, Kernc said the village was able to save thousands of dollars in recovery costs. “The Department of Corrections even sent in prisoners to help us clean up debris,” Kernc said. “We had a huge volunteer effort from hundreds of companies and individuals. If we would have had to pay for all of the things they helped with, the cost would have been significantly higher than it is.” As it stands, Kernc said Diamond has enough extra money in its general fund to pay for the accrued costs, even if FEMA denies the village assistance.

Plainfield schools retool website By VIKAAS SHANKER PLAINFIELD – Plainfield School District 202 officials are asking people to update their bookmarked links to school sites after launching a new website Thursday morning. The new site, launched at 7:02 a.m. Thursday, may look similar to the old one. But hidden under the cosmetics is a new infrastructure that district officials say will help increase data security after the system was hacked in August 2012. “Breaches are going to

happen,” school spokesman Tom Hernandez said. “That’s the reality of the world we live in with the Internet. However, it was important to us to make this a top priority. That’s how we got to this point.” The hacker gained access to 23,000 emails of people who had applied to jobs with the district. “What we did is we moved all the sites off of our network to a secure, outside platform,” Hernandez said. “We had to rebuild 31 websites on the new network’s templates. But kudos to webmaster Ryan Boyce for getting

that done.” Blackboard, the new platform, already supplied the district’s messaging systems. So the district was able to negotiate down to a lower price that saved tens of thousands of dollars, Hernandez said. The first year of development cost the district $99,505. The second and third year of the three-year contract both cost $86,205. The website is a direct response to the security breach. But Hernandez said the website is a good base for communication tools the district may employ in the future.

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Debate on open burning rages on in Will County By FELIX SARVER JOLIET – Will County Board members Thursday hotly disputed proposed changes in county laws on open fires, a debate that includes some vocal residents concerned about health hazards. The board ended up tabling the controversial issue, just as it had done in December. The board Thursday was set to vote on a new ordinance regulating open burning in unincorporated areas. But proposed changes submitted the day before created division, and the ordinance failed in a 14-11 vote. When some county

board members suggested even more chages after the vote, they agreed to table it altogether for more discussion at a Feb. 13 meeting of the public health and safety committee. The ordiance had also been tabled at the December board meeting. Joliet resident Maraline Mattke urged board members at the meeting to pass a stricter version of the ordinance that had been proposed before the recent changes. She had sent a letter to the board saying leaf burning culminated in damage to her lungs, as well as a list of statistics from the American Lung Association on diseases affected by leaf burning, such as

pediatric asthma, diabetes and cardiovascular disease. “Ultimately, I feel breathing is a fundamental right,” she said. The stricter ordinance would have required open fires to be located not less than 1,000 feet from schools, parks, hospitals, nursing homes or residences with people who have chronic respiratory disease. Changes submitted Wednesday elimninated the provision about keeping fires 1,000 feet away. Board member Joseph Babich, D-Joliet, who chairs the public health and safety committee, did not approve of the changes to the proposed ordinance

and blamed them on several Republican board members. “You didn’t have time to read them,” he said of the changes. “In a way, I was glad it was tabled and brought back to [the committee].” Board member Charles Maher, R-Naperville, disagreed with the provision in the ordinance to keep fires 1,000 feet away from certain buildings. He said this was an issue people in the county have been discussing for decades. “I have a number of folks in my area … that have properties that are a lot smaller than 1,000 feet, and this ordinance would infringe their right to do things they need to do

keep maintenance on their yards,” he said. Board member James Moustis, R-Frankfort, agreed with Maher. He also questioned if burning leaves caused illnesses for many people. “Nobody has demonstrated to me that seasonal burning of the leaves has ill effect on the majority of people,” he said. “I’m not saying it doesn’t affect them, but I haven’t seen any real scientific evidence that this in and of itself is going to cause hardship on these folks.” Board member Jacqueline Traynere, D-Bolingbrook, suggested board members who did not see the connection between illnesses and burning leaves

consult Google. “When checking Google and burning leaves, it was very clear to me that they are an issue and there are definite health problems and it’s been documented by not only government agencies but universities,” she said. After some county board members proposed more changes, several others expressed confusion over what those changes would be. Board speaker Herbert Brooks, D-Joliet, suggested tabling the ordinance for more discussion. “Good discussion is necessary,” he said after the meeting. “Unfortunately what happened today was more confusion than understanding.”

Joliet plan commissioners recommend approval of mattress store By ERIC SCHELKOPF JOLIET – A mattress store has moved a step closer to opening near the Louis Joliet Mall. Joliet plan commissioners on Thursday unanimously recommended approval of plans of Oak Brook-based InSite Real Estate L.L.C. to build a

5,000-square-foot building on 0.64 acres of land at the northeast corner of Essington Road and Division Street that would house a mattress store. The land currently is zoned residential in unincorporated Will County. InSite Real Estate is asking the city to annex the property and rezone it to general business zoning.

To buffer nearby homeowners, the existing trees will be preserved along the back sides of the property as much as possible and a six-foot high solid wood fence would be placed along the back property line to add more screening. “Our intent is to keep those residents as undisturbed as we can,” InSite project manager Eric Ue-

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for the development will not shine onto nearby homes. “The lights will be shining downward,” he said. Uebelhor said there are limited options for the site because it is so small. “It’s a good use of the site that realistically would be difficult to develop with other applications,” Uebelhor said. “We think it is a

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y , Club; former Lemont Town Assessor Geradette (nee Hankovcak); his the lives of many and will never be How to submit and Park Board Commissioner; past children, John J. (Danae) Russ and forgotten. president of Lemont Community Scott (fiancé Katie) Russ; one Donations in John's name to the Send information to obits@ or call Chest; former Lemont Justice of the brother, Gerald (Janet) Russ; dear American Chicago Cancer Society, 877-264-2527. Peace. Mr Kluga was a retired State aunt, Bernadine Russ; sister-in-law, 4234 North Michigan Ave. Ste. Noemi Canales, Farm Insurance agent in Lemont. He Pat (Dave) Morelli; brother-in-law, 1200, Chicago, IL 60601, or for Most obituaries appear age 69, entered online. To leave a message of was also a member of the Lemont John (Cindy) Hankovcak. Numerous Masses at St. Mary Nativity Catholic eternal life on condolence in the online guest 4th Degree Knights of Columbus as nieces, nephews and cousins also Church would be appreciated. book, go to theherald-news. Wednesday, well as an avid fisherman and golfer survive. A Celebration of John's life will com/obits January 15, 2014 and a founding member of the Save Preceded in death by his parents, begin on Saturday, January 18, with her loving the Valley Association. John J. and Barbara (nee Dragovan) 2014, with prayers in the funeral family by her side. Visitation Sunday, January 19, MONICA J. FARR Russ; mother-in-law and father-inhome chapel at 9:10 a.m. then Noemi is survived 2014, from 1:00-5:00 P.M. at Born: May 1, 1945; Vincennes, IN law, John and Mathilda Hankovcak; driving in procession to St. Mary by her beloved Gerharz-Cappetta Funeral Home & and nephew, Mark Russ. Nativity Catholic Church in Joliet for children, Blanca Garcia, Odon (Dee) Died: Jan. 14, 2014; Shorewood, IL Cremation Services, 501 State St., John was the founder and owner a Mass of Christian Burial to be Garcia Jr., Tommie (Jesse) Alonzo, Lemont. Funeral Mass Monday of J Russ and Company where he celebrated at 10:00 a.m. Interment Monica J. Farr (nee Stratmann), and Jerry (Odie) Borrego; cherished 10:00 A.M. at St. Alphonsus Church. grandchildren, Carlos Garcia, Martin age 68, of Shorewood, passed away Interment St. Alphonsus Cemetery. built the company from a small one to follow at St. Joseph Cemetery in man enterprise to a major player in Joliet. Visitation will be on Friday, Tuesday, January 14, 2014, at Zavala Jr., Thomas Garcia, Noemi In lieu of flowers, memorials may the local construction and civic January 17, 2014 from 2:00 p.m. Presence St. Joseph Medical Center. Wilkins, Michael Alonzo, Annie be made to the Lemont Lions Club, arena. He, along with his wife, until 8:00 pm at Tezak Funeral Born in Vincennes, Indiana, May 1, Almazan, David Alonzo, and Lily PO Box 84, Lemont, IL. 60439 worked tirelessly for this endeavor Home, 1211 Plainfield Road, Joliet, 1945, to the late Joseph and Alonzo; great-grandchildren, Info 630-257-2123 or which became a central focus of his 60435. Obituary and Tribute Wall Dorothy (nee Grider) Stratmann, Makayla and Lorne Wilkins Jr., life's work. He was an avid for John S. Russ at she had resided in the Shorewood/ Ashlyn Garcia and Jaylyn Garza, and gardener, drag racer, Lionel Train, or for Joliet area for many years. A long Lia Garcia; and sisters, Elvira collector along with toys and information, 815-722-0524. time member and former President Borrego and Dora Young; and close JOHN S. RUSS vintage automobiles. John's Arrangements entrusted to: of the Ladies Auxiliary of VFW family friend, Tom A.; as well as greatest asset to his collection Cantigny Post #367. numerous nieces, nephews, John S. Russ, age were his countless friends who are Survived by two daughters, Nancy cousins, and close friends. 65, passed away too numerous to mention but all (Mike) Ferraro and Sharon Henrichs; Preceded in death by her parents, after a courageous held a special place in his heart. Tomas and Hijinia Canales; brothers three grandchildren, Rider battle with cancer John was a member of the Winterbottom, Owen Henrichs and and sisters, Estefania Torres, on Tuesday, January Contractors Association of Will and Arianna Ferraro; and one brother, Alfredo Canales, and Andres 14, 2014, surrounded Grundy Counties and the Moran Eric Stratmann. Canales. by his loving family. Athletic Club. John was a loving Preceded in death by her parents Noemi dedicated her life to her John is survived by husband and father who touched • Continued on page 15 and one sister, Leah Stratmann. family whom she loved his beloved wife of 39 years, Visitation will take place at the unconditionally. Fred C. Dames Funeral Home on Special thanks to Joliet Fire Station #5 and Presence St. Joseph Saturday, January 18, 2014, from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. with a Hospital 5 West Oncology Staff. prayer service following. As it was A celebration of Noemi's life will 8/21/57 ~ 1/17/10 begin on Monday, January 20, 2014, Monica's wish, cremation rites will with visitation from 10:00 a.m. until be accorded following the services. For information (815) 741-5500 or the time of Catholic prayer service Sandy (Bliefnick) Smego at 11:00 a.m. in the Tezak Funeral Home Chapel. Per Noemi's wishes cremation rites will be accorded. It broke our hearts to lose you, but you Visitation will be on Sunday, did not go alone. For part of us went January 19, 2014 from 2:00 p.m. to with you, the day God called you home. 5:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Tezak Funeral Home, 1211 Rest in Peace Dear Sandy Plainfield Rd., Joliet, IL. Obituary and NORBERT H. KLUGA Tribute Wall for Noemi Canales at We love you and we miss you, or for information, 815-722-0524. Norbert H. Kluga, age 95, lifelong Your Family Arrangements entrusted to: resident of Lemont, at rest January 15, 2014. Proud WW II Staff Sgt. United States Army, stationed in the South Pacific. Beloved husband of the late Lorraine nee Jaeger. Loving father of Joanne, James (Heidi), Raymond and Michael Kluga. Devoted grandfather of Ben and Jay. Dear Find someone to do it for you in the brother of John Kluga. Past commander Lemont VFW At Your Service Directory in the classified section. Post 5819; member of Lemont Lions


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‘Gilligan’ professor has died Actor Russell Johnson was 89 By FRAZIER MOORE The Associated Press NEW YORK – Actor Russell Johnson, who became known to generations of TV fans as “The Professor,” the fix-it man who kept his fellow “Gilligan’s Island” castaways supplied with gadgets, has died. He was 89. Johnson died Thursday morning at his home in Washington State of natural causes, said his agent, Mike Eisenstadt. Johnson was a busy but little-known character actor when he was cast in the slapstick 1960s comedy about seven people marooned on an uncharted Pacific island. He played high school science teacher Roy Hinkley, known to his fellow castaways as The Professor. There seemingly was nothing he couldn’t do when it came to building generators, short-wave radios and other contraptions from scraps of flotsam and jetsam he found on the island. But, as Russell would joke years later, the one thing The Professor never accomplished was figuring out how to patch the hole in the bottom of the S.S. Minnow so the group could get back to civilization. During its three-season run on CBS, critics repeatedly lambasted the show as insipid. But after its cancellation in 1967, it found generations of new fans in reruns and reunion movies. One of the most recent of the reunion films was 2001’s “Surviving Gilligan’s Island: The Incredibly True Story of the Longest Three-Hour Tour in History,” in which other actors portrayed the original seven-member cast while Johnson and two other surviving cast members narrated and reminisced. In a 2004 interview, Johnson analyzed the show’s lasting appeal. “Parents are happy to have

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Russell Johnson, as the professor, poses Oct. 2, 1978, during filming of a two-hour reunion show, “The Return from Gilligan’s Island,” in Los Angeles. Johnson died Thursday at his home in Washington State of natural causes. He was 89. their children watch it,” he said. “No one gets hurt. No murders. No car crashes. Just good, plain, silly fun – that’s the charm.” He admitted he had trouble finding work after “Gilligan’s Island,” having become typecast as the egg-headed professor. But he harbored no resentment for the show, and in later years he and other cast members, including Bob Denver, who had played the bumbling first mate Gilligan, often appeared together at fan conventions. Johnson, Dawn Wells and Tina Louise were the last of the cast’s survivors. Wells played vacationing farm girl Mary Ann Summers and Louise was sexy movie star Ginger Grant. Besides Denver, the other stars were Alan Hale Jr. as Skipper Jonas Grumby and Jim Backus and Natalie Schafer as snooty millionaires Thurston and Lovey Howell. Before “Gilligan’s Island,” Johnson had appeared in dozens of films and TV shows. His TV credits included “77 Sunset Strip,” “Gunsmoke,” “Rawhide,” “Wagon Train,” “The Lone Rang-

er,” “The Twilight Zone,” “Ben Casey,” “Hawaiian Eye” and “Death Valley Days.” He also appeared in more than two dozen feature films, including “MacArthur,” “The Greatest Story Ever Told” and cult science fiction favorites such as “It Came From Outer Space.” In the 1953 Western “Law and Order,” he took part in a gunfight with the film’s star, Ronald Reagan. Although he didn’t work as often after “Gilligan’s Island,” Johnson remained active into the late 1990s, appearing on such shows as “My Two Dads,” “Dynasty” and “Newhart.” The future actor was part of a family of seven children raised in Ashley, Pa. He joined the Army Air Corps during World War II and served as a B-24 bombardier on missions over the Pacific war zone, breaking his ankles in 1945 when his plane was shot down over the Philippine island of Mindanao. He was discharged as a first lieutenant in November 1945, having earned a Purple Heart and other medals.

OBITUARIES GUSTAVO SALINAS, JR. Gustavo Salinas, Jr., age 56, entered eternal life on Monday, January 13, 2014, with his loving family and friends by his side. Gustavo is survived by his beloved daughters, Shannon and Felicia Salinas; cherished granddaughters, Mariah Salinas and Liliana Paloma Rodriguez; loving mother, Maria V. Salinas; dear brothers, Jose, Ricardo (Ana), and Gerardo (Jean) Salinas; niece, Cheyenne Salinas; nephew, Gustavo Ricardo Salinas; beloved partner and best friend, Lori Phillips; and the mother of his children, Christine Salinas; as well as numerous cousins, uncles, aunts, and an abundance of close friends. Preceded in death by his father, Gustavo Salinas, Sr. and brother, Juan Manuel Salinas. Gustavo worked at the Will County Sheriff's Department for 10 years, and was an Illinois State Trooper. He was a sports enthusiast and was a diehard gym rat. He played racquetball, basketball, and tennis every chance that he got and would never back down from a challenge. Gustavo was a devoted father and papa. He cherished more than anything his daughters, granddaughters, family, and friends. He treasured every moment spent with his loved ones. Gustavo had a heart full of love and a smile that could light up the world. The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the dedicated nurses at Silver Cross Hospital Pulmonary ICU and to Dr. Hari Gadde for the special care given to Gustavo Salinas, Jr. A Celebration of Gustavo's life will begin on Sunday, January 19, 2014, with a visitation from 9 a.m. until the time of funeral service to be held at 10:00 a.m. in the funeral home chapel. Per Gustavo's wishes cremations rites will be accorded. Visitation will take place Saturday, January 18, 2014, from 12 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Tezak Funeral Home, 1211 Plainfield Road, Joliet, 60435. Will County Sheriff's Police Honor Guard Team under the direction of Lt. D. Jordan will stand guard from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Will County Sheriff's Police Departmental walk

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Rauner is center of GOP governor candidate jabs By SARA BURNETT and SOPHIA TAREEN The Associated Press CHICAGO – The millions that businessman Bruce Rauner has raised for the Republican contest for Illinois governor have allowed him to flood the airwaves with television ads but also have made him the main target of his opponents, who unloaded on the wealthy political newcomer during their first joint campaign appearance of 2014. State Sens. Bill Brady and Kirk Dillard and state Treasurer Dan Rutherford jumped on Rauner on Thursday for everything from his flip-flop on rais-

ing the minimum wage to his daughter’s entrance in an elite high school, prompting Rauner to declare it “a little bit of a beat up Brucey morning.” The comments followed news conferences both Dillard and Brady held in the past week that focused solely on criticizing the equity investor from Winnetka. Rauner called the attention a positive sign and said he expects it every day until the March 18 primary. The attacks may be the best strategy available to his three rivals, who have lagged significantly behind in fundraising. Rauner raised more than $7 million last year – a to-

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(From left) Bruce Rauner, Kirk Dillard, Dan Rutherford and Bill Brady are running for the Republican nomination for Illinois governor in the March 18 primary election. tal that includes about $2 million of his own money. Rutherford raised about $1.5 million, while Dillard brought in about $900,000 and Brady about $203,000. “The only chance any of them has to beat Bruce

Cook leading concealedcarry applications The Associated Press SPRINGFIELD – Almost one in four of the roughly 23,000 Illinois residents who have applied for concealedcarry permits live in Cook County, but new figures from the state police show most of the relative interest comes from rural areas of the state when factoring in population. Data released this week show the highly populated county that’s home to Chicago leads the rankings with more than 5,300 applications filed between Jan. 5 and Jan. 13. Suburban Chicago’s densely populated Will

and DuPage counties followed in second and third with 1,759 and 1,589 applications, respectively. But on a per-capita basis, rural counties have the highest proportion of applicants compared to urban and suburban communities. When comparing application numbers to a county’s population, Cumberland County in east-central Illinois ranks first, the Chicago Sun-Times reported. Fifty-six people there have applied for the permits. Cumberland has about 11,000 residents. In White County in southern Illinois, there have been 70 applica-

tions so far. The county has about 15,000 residents. And in Wabash County in southeastern Illinois, there were 52 applications. The county has about 12,000 residents. On a per-capita basis, Cook County ranks last among Illinois’ 102 counties, the newspaper reported. State Rep. Brandon Phelps, D-Harrisburg, was the lead architect of the measure that led Illinois to become the last state in the country to allow residents to carry concealed weapons. He tells the Sun-Times he already has applied for a permit.

Rauner is if everybody trains their fire on him directly,” said Republican strategist Doug O’Brien, who was a former chief aide to U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk. But it’s uncertain who

benefits from the approach. Being singled out by the veteran lawmakers could strengthen Rauner’s image as the outsider who wants to “shake up Springfield.” And if none of the other candidates have money to break out of the pack, all of their efforts may just be drowned out by Rauner’s prolific messaging. Those ads – which have been running for weeks and include radio, Internet and social media in addition to TV – have focused on his plans to improve the economy, establish term limits for lawmakers and improve education. Brady said his focus on Rauner was necessary for the party, particularly on

the minimum wage issue. At a candidate forum last month, Rauner said he’d support bringing Illinois’ $8.25 minimum wage rate down to the national rate of $7.25. Weeks later, he said he’d be in support of raising it under the right c i r c u m s t a n c e s . R a u ner has called the earlier stance “a mistake.” “The Republican Party, not just Bruce Rauner, took a hit because of his position, whatever it might be, on minimum wage. It was damaging,” he told reporters after Thursday’s forum in Mount Prospect. “I had to defend the fact that Republicans don’t stand for cutting people’s wages.”

NEWS BRIEFS Income tax filing season delayed SPRINGFIELD – Illinois revenue officials say residents won’t be able to file their 2013 income taxes until the end of January – a two-week delay. The (Springfield) State Journal-Register reports the delay follows a similar federal postponement. Refunds and the April 15 filing deadline aren’t affected. The Internal Revenue Service is delaying the start of the tax-filing season because of last year’s government shutdown that furloughed workers who were programming and testing tax-processing systems. Now, state and federal returns can be filed starting

Jan. 31. Sue Hofer is a spokeswoman for the Illinois Department of Revenue. She says the two-week delay isn’t expected to cause problems in Illinois because “very few people file in January anyway.” Employers have until Jan. 31 to give employees W-2 forms.

Legislation eyes animal abuse registry SPRINGFIELD – An Illinois lawmaker has introduced legislation that’d create a list of people who’ve been convicted of animal cruelty charges. The Springfield bureau of Lee Enterprises newspapers reported that the legisla-

tion is aimed at protecting animals. The measure is sponsored by Chicago Democrat Toni Berrios and would be similar to a state registry for sex offenders. The database would track anyone who’s older than 18 and has been convicted of cruel treatment, aggravated cruelty or animal torture. It’d include their names, birthdates and addresses. People on the list wouldn’t be allowed to own a pet or work with animals. They’d also have to notify authorities of a change of address. People wouldn’t be removed from the list until they’ve had psychiatric or psychological testing.

- Wire reports

NATION&WORLD NEWS BRIEFS 1 killed in helicopter ‘hard landing’ SAVANNAH, Ga. – A member of an elite Army helicopter unit was killed and two crew members suffered injuries when their aircraft slammed into the ground as they tried to land at Hunter Army Airfield in Savannah, a military spokesman said Thursday. The MH-60 Black Hawk helicopter was returning from a routine training flight when it made a “hard landing” just before 11:30 p.m. Wednesday on or near the airstrip at the base in coastal Georgia, said Army Maj. Allen Hill, a spokesman for the crew’s aviation unit. Hill said Thursday the Army was still investigating what went wrong at the end of the training flight late Wednesday.

Shopper, worker shot; gunman killed ELKHART, Ind. – The manager of an Indiana grocery store where a shopper and employee had been fatally shot was on his knees in front of the gunman when police entered, catching the shooter’s eye and giving the manager enough time to run. That split-second diversion likely saved the manager’s life and enabled police to chase down Shawn Walter Bair and kill him Wednesday night before anyone else in the Martin’s Super Market was harmed. Police still were seeking a motive.

– Wire reports

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NSA review quest for public trust By JULIE PACE The Associated Press

WASHINGTON – Faced with Edward Snowden’s first leaks about the government’s sweeping surveillance apparatus, President Barack Obama’s message to Americans boiled down to this: trust me. “I think on balance, we have established a process and a procedure that the American people should feel comfortable about,” Obama said in June, days after the initial disclosure about the National Security Agency’s bulk collection of telephone data from millions of people. But the leaks kept coming. They painted a picture of a clandestine spy program that indiscriminately scooped up phone and Internet records, while also secretly keeping tabs on the communications of friendly foreign leaders, like Germany’s Angela Merkel. On Friday, Obama will unveil a much-anticipated blueprint on the future of those endeavors. His changes appear to be an implicit acknowledgement that the trust he thought Americans would have in the spy operations is shaky at

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President Barack Obama gestures as he speaks Thursday during an Expanding College Opportunity event in the South Court Auditorium in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House complex in Washington. best. His focus is expected to be on steps that increase oversight and transparency while largely leaving the framework of the programs in place. The president is expected to back the creation of an independent

public advocate on the secretive Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, which approves the bulk collections and currently only hears arguments from the government. And seeking to soothe international anger, Obama will extend some

privacy protections to foreigners and increase oversight of the process used to decide on foreign leader monitoring. In previewing Obama’s speech, White House spokesman Jay Carney said Thursday that the president believes the government can make surveillance activities “more transparent in order to give the public more confidence about the problems and the oversight of the programs.” For Obama, the reality of the public’s fraying trust settled in slowly over a summer of relentless disclosures based on the 1.7 million documents Snowden is believed to have stolen while working for the NSA as a contractor. The revelations chased Obama abroad, becoming a centerpiece of summits with world leaders and a long-planned meeting with Merkel in Berlin. Polling suggests the public is largely divided about the NSA spying. But a November survey from ABC News and The Washington Post found that just 35 percent of Americans approved of the way Obama was handling the agency’s surveillance operations, while 53 percent disapproved.

Vatican comes under sharp criticism for sex abuse By JOHN HEILPRIN and NICOLE WINFIELD The Associated Press GENEVA – The dressing down came in the unlikeliest of places, a stuffy U.N. conference room before an obscure human rights committee. After decades of fending off accusations that its policies and culture of secrecy had contributed to the global priest sex abuse scandal, the Vatican was called to account. U.N. experts interrogated The Holy See for eight hours Thursday about the scale of abuse and what it was doing to prevent it, marking the first time the Vatican had been

forced to defend its record at length or in public. The Vatican was compelled to appear before the committee as a signatory to the U.N. Convention for the Rights of the Child, which among other things calls for governments to take all adequate measures to protect children from harm and ensure their interests are placed above all else. The Holy See was one of the first states to ratify the treaty in 1990, eager to contribute the church’s experience in caring for children in Catholic schools, hospitals, orphanages and refugee centers. The Holy See submitted a first imple-

mentation report in 1994, but didn’t provide progress reports for nearly two decades until 2012. By then, the clerical sex abuse scandal had exploded around the globe: thousands of priests were accused of raping and molesting thousands of children over decades while their bishops moved them from parish to parish rather than report them to police. At times, the exchanges were sharp Thursday. “How can we address this whole systematic policy of silencing of victims?” asked committee member Benyam Mezmur, an Ethiopian academic. “There are two principles

that I see are being undermined in a number of instances, namely transparency and accountability.” Monsignor Charles Scicluna, the Vatican’s former sex crimes prosecutor, replied: “I am with you when you say that all of these nice words will not mean anything ... if there is not more transparency and accountability on the local level.” The Vatican insisted it had little jurisdiction to sanction pedophile priests. “Priests are not functionaries of the Vatican,” Archbishop Silvano Tomasi, the Vatican’s U.N. ambassador in Geneva, told the committee.

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Senate easily passes $1.1T spending bill

Ohio killer’s execution takes almost 25 minutes By ANDREW WELSH–HUGGINS The Associated Press

By ANDREW TAYLOR The Associated Press WASHINGTON – Congress sent President Barack Obama a $1.1 trillion government-wide spending bill Thursday, easing the harshest effects of last year’s automatic budget cuts after tea party critics chastened by October’s partial shutdown mounted only a faint protest. The Senate voted 7226 for the measure, which cleared the House a little more than 24 hours earlier on a similarly lopsided vote. Obama’s signature on the bill was expected in time to prevent any interruption in government funding Saturday at midnight. The huge bill funds every agency of government, pairing increases for NASA and Army Corps of Engineers construction projects with cuts to the Internal Revenue Service and foreign aid. It pays for implementation of Obama’s health care law; a fight over implementing “Obamacare” sparked tea party Republicans to partially shut the government down for 16 days last October. Also included is funding for tighter regulations on financial markets, but at levels lower than the president wanted. The compromise-laden legislation reflects the realities of divided power in Washington and a desire by both Democrats and Republicans for an election-year respite after three years of budget wars that had Congress and the White House lurching from crisis to crisis. Both parties looked upon the

measure as a way to ease automatic spending cuts that both the Pentagon and domestic agencies had to begin absorbing last year. Shortly before the final vote, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, delivered a slashing attack on Senate Democrats, accusing them of ignoring the problems caused by the health care law. Unlike last fall, when he spoke for 21 straight hours and helped force the government shutdown over defunding “Obamacare,” this time he clocked in at 17 minutes and simply asked the Senate to unanimously approve an amendment to strip out Obamacare funding. Democrats easily repelled the maneuver. The 1582-page bill was really 12 bills wrapped into one in negotiations headed by Rep. Harold Rogers, R-Ky., and Sen. Barbara Mikulski, D-Md., respective chairmen of the House and Senate Appropriations committees, and their subcommittee lieutenants. They spent weeks hashing out line-by-line details of a broad two-year budget accord passed in December, the first since 2009. The bill, which cleared the House on a vote of 35967, increases spending by about $26 billion over fiscal 2013, with most of the increase going to domestic programs. Almost $9 billion in unrequested money for overseas military and diplomatic operations helps ease shortfalls in the Pentagon and foreign aid budgets. The nuts-and-bolts culture of the appropriators is evident throughout the bill. Lower costs to replace

screening equipment, for example, allowed for a cut to the Transportation Security Administration. Lawmakers blocked the Agriculture Department from closing six research facilities. And the Environmental Protection Agency is barred from issuing rules on methane emissions from large livestock operations. Another provision exempts disabled veterans and surviving military spouses from a pension cut enacted last month. House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, signaled in a brief hallway conversation with The Associated Press that he would oppose a broader drive to repeal the entire pension provision, which saves $6 billion over the coming decade by reducing the annual cost-of-living adjustment for working age military retirees by 1 percentage point. The National Institutes of Health’s proposed budget of $29.9 billion falls short of the $31 billion budget it won when Democrats controlled Congress. Democrats did win a $100 million increase, to $600 million, for so-called TIGER grants for high-priority transportation infrastructure projects, a program that started with a 2009 economic stimulus bill. Civilian federal workers would get their first pay hike in four years. Democrats celebrated winning an addition $1 billion over last year for the Head Start early childhood education program and excluding from the bill a host of conservative policy “riders” advanced by the GOP.

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LUCASVILLE, Ohio – A condemned man appeared to gasp several times and took an unusually long time to die – more than 20 minutes – in an execution carried out Thursday with a combination of drugs never before tried in the U.S. Dennis McGuire’s attorney Allen Bohnert called the convicted killer’s death “a failed, agonizing experiment” and added: “The people of the state of Ohio should be appalled at what was done here today in their names.”

McGuire’s lawyers had attempted last week to block his execution, arguing that the untried method could lead to a medical phenomenon known as “air hunger” and cause him to suffer “agony and terror” while struggling to catch his breath. McGuire, 53, made loud snorting noises during one of the longest executions since Ohio resumed capital punishment in 1999. Nearly 25 minutes passed between the time the lethal drugs began flowing and McGuire was pronounced dead at 10:53 a.m. Executions under the old method were typically

much shorter and did not cause the kind of sounds McGuire made. Ohio prisons spokeswoman JoEllen Smith had no comment on how the execution went but said a review will be conducted as usual. Prison officials gave intravenous doses of two drugs, the sedative midazolam and the painkiller hydromorphone, to put McGuire to death for the 1989 rape and fatal stabbing of a pregnant newlywed, Joy Stewart. The method was adopted after supplies of a previously used drug dried up because the manufacturer declared it off limits for capital punishment.

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South Sudanese government forces ride on a vehicle Sunday through the still-smoldering town, after government forces Friday retook from rebel forces the provincial capital of Bentiu, in Unity State, South Sudan.

Banks robbed, cars taken By ILYA GRIDNEFF and JASON STRAZIUSO The Associated Press JUBA, South Sudan – The U.N.’s top aid official in South Sudan watched helplessly as armed men in uniform stole a car from an aid group. Thugs took $50,000 of goods from Mercy Corps. Tons of food have been stolen, and $500,000 taken from a bank. With renewed warfare reverberating throughout the world’s newest country, wholesale looting of vehicles, equipment and supplies belonging to aid groups is crippling humanitarians’ abilities to help. There is much work to do: Even before the fighting broke out last month, the people of South Sudan, one of the world’s poorest countries, were suffering from dismal health care and little education. Now it’s much worse and they need even more help: Thousands of people have been killed and hundreds of thousands

displaced by a month of fighting in South Sudan between factions of the military as well as ethnic militias. Armed men Thursday looted the Doctors Without Borders office in the city of Malakal, said Louisa Markering, the group’s emergency coordinator. Computers and phones were taken. “It’s getting more and more difficult,” said Markering, who noted that this was the second mass theft against the group since the conflict broke out. “If they steal our assets it’s going to be more difficult to do our work. ... It makes our life difficult, if not impossible, if our security cannot be guaranteed.” The thefts have been particularly widespread in Bentiu, the capital of the oil-rich Unity State, which was in rebel hands for much of the last month before government troops retook the city. Toby Lanzer, the U.N.’s top humanitarian official in the country, watched men in uniform steal a car

from an unnamed international aid group last week. “Our efforts to stop it did not succeed,” Lanzer wrote on Twitter, where he noted that it wasn’t worth risking lives to save a car. “Looting of aid agencies’ property in #Bentiu will result in less aid reaching civilians who need the most help.” Mercy Corps plans to return to Bentiu on Monday. The group had been delivering water and sanitation to refugees at the U.N. camp there. Then it lost $50,000 in office equipment and a motorbike. “Now our assets are gone and it affects our work in the region,” country director Mathieu Rouquett said. Doctors Without Borders’ compound in Bentiu was also hit, with virtually everything stolen, said Ines Hake, the group’s medical coordinator in Juba. Hake urged all sides to respect the integrity of medical facilities and allow all ethnic groups to seek medical care.


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Airfares continue to rise, up 12 percent since ’09 By SCOTT MAYEROWITZ

“Anyone traveling today will know that those flights are full. Just through supply and demand, those fares will go up.”

The Associated Press NEW YORK – The price to board an airliner in the United States has risen for the fourth straight year, making it increasingly expensive to fly almost anywhere. The average domestic roundtrip ticket, including tax, reached $363.42 last year, up more than $7 from the prior year, according to an Associated Press analysis of travel data collected from millions of flights throughout the country. The 2 percent increase outpaced inflation, which stood at 1.5 percent. Airfares have risen nearly 12 percent since their low in the depths of the Great Recession in 2009, when adjusted for inflation, the analysis showed. Ticket prices have increased as airlines eliminated unprofitable routes, packed more passengers into planes and merged with one another, providing travelers with fewer options. Today, 84 percent of seats are filled with paying passengers, up from 82 percent in 2009. “Anyone traveling today will know that those flights are full,” said Chuck Thackston, managing director of data and analytics for the Airlines Reporting Corp, which processes ticket transactions for airlines and more than 9,400 travel agencies, including websites such as Expedia and Orbitz. “Just through supply and demand, those fares will go up.”

Chuck Thackston managing director of data and analytics for the Airlines Reporting Corp

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An American Airlines jet takes off in November from Washington’s Ronald Reagan National Airport. And none of this factors in the bevy of extra fees travelers now face for checking bags, getting extra legroom or even purchasing a blanket, meal or pair of headphones. The typical traveler pays an additional $50 roundtrip to check a single suitcase. Those fees, introduced in 2008 to offset losses from rising fuel prices, now bring in $3.4 billion a year for U.S. airlines and have helped them return consistent annual profits for the last four years. Airlines pay just over $3 a gallon for jet fuel, up from $1.89 in 2009. Another $2.7 billion a year is collected in reserva-

tion-change fees, with airlines charging up to $200 to revise an itinerary. “I love to travel, but they’re making it more difficult,” said Brian Kalish, a frequent flier from Arlington, Va. “Maybe I’ve been spoiled that it used to be so cheap to fly. It just feels like they are charging more and giving less.” The AP reviewed data from 6 million annual flights taken in the U.S., analyzing fees and government on-time records along with fare data from the Airlines Reporting Corp. Jean Medina, spokeswoman for Airlines for

America, the airlines’ trade and lobbying group, said over the long-term fares have not climbed as fast as inflation and that flying “remains a great bargain.” “Carriers continue to invest in their products with new planes, new services and new destinations,” Medina said. “It’s a great time to fly.” Airlines are able to push fare and fee hikes because there is less competition. “You get some pricing power as a result,” said airline consultant Robert Mann. A wave of consolidation that started in 2008 has left four U.S. airlines

– American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Southwest Airlines and United Airlines – controlling more than 80 percent of the domestic air-travel market. Discount airlines such as Allegiant Air and Spirit Airlines have grown at breakneck speed but still carry a tiny fraction of overall passengers. “Even with the presence of a number of strong, sizable low-fare airlines, you are still seeing airfares go up sizably,” said Henry Harteveldt, a travel industry analyst with Hudson Crossing. Starting July 1, fliers also will face higher taxes. The government’s

security fee is currently $2.50 each way for a nonstop flight, capped at $5 each way if a traveler has a connection. This summer, that fee will be $5.60 each way whether or not there’s a connection. The fee hike is estimated to cost travelers an extra $1 billion a year. Higher fares did not mean better service for passengers last year. During the first 11 months of last year, 19 percent of flights failed to arrive within 15 minutes of their scheduled time. That’s up from 16 percent during the same period in 2012, according to data kept by the Bureau of Transportation Statistics. The number of flights canceled in those 11 months also jumped nearly 15 percent to 81,265. The government has yet to release data for December, but the numbers won’t be pretty. A series of snow and ice storms led to thousands of additional delays and cancellations. “If we’re paying more,” Kalish said, “we should get more in return.”


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Next step in traffic safety It takes teamwork to make Illinois roads safer to drive. Automakers have done their part. Vehicles have better safety equipment. In crashes, motorists are more likely to survive. Government has done its part. Illinois state leaders have approved billions of dollars in road repairs. Likewise, lawmakers and the governor regularly team up to enact laws to improve traffic safety. But there remains one big obstacle to improved traffic safety. The motorist behind the wheel. If the motorist can adjust, fewer crashes, injuries and fatalities will result. In the past half decade, Illinois recorded fewer than 1,000 traffic fatalities a year. That’s a major accomplishment, considering that as late as 1979, more than 2,000 fatalities were recorded a year. (The highest death toll was in 1941, when 2,600 people were killed.) But from a low of 911 deaths in 2009 (the lowest death toll since 1921), the numbers have edged upward to 973, the provisional total last year. To halt that rise, drivers should embrace all safety laws. The newest one is a ban on drivers using hand-held cellphones. (Motorists still can talk on cellphones if they use hands-free technology.) As of Jan. 1, first-time offenders face a $75 fine, which rises for subsequent offenses. If you rack up four violations, your driver’s license could be suspended. State Police continue to target their “Fatal Four” infractions – speeding, no seat belts, distracted driving, and driving under the influence. In recent years, tougher DUI laws have assisted in reducing drunken driving fatalities. So far this year, the traffic safety news is good. As of Wednesday, provisional statistics on fatal crashes for 2014 show 13 deaths, compared to 31 this time a year ago. Heavy snow and subzero conditions, which kept some drivers off the roads part of last week, likely contributed to the reduction. Those difficult conditions didn’t last long. That leaves it up to motorists to practice safe driving daily and put state traffic fatalities on a downward trend again.


Embarking on a life-changing venture How about this weather? I say that to mask what I really want to talk about, but I’m not quite ready to talk about it. I’m not very good at keeping secrets, though. A lot of people already know so I don’t see any point in keeping you in the dark. Long-time readers know that there isn’t too much I don’t share on these pages. I’m about to embark on a life-changing venture. I’m equally excited and scared. I feel like I’m standing at the edge of an Olympic diving board, looking down at the pool, and I don’t know whether there’s any water in it. The only way to find is to jump. I guess I could climb back down the ladder, but I think it’s a little too late for that since I already quit

RAMBLIN’ MAN David Porter my job. There’s only one way to test these waters and that’s to jump. Just after Christmas, I signed a contract to buy a newspaper. It’s a small, community newspaper in Southern Illinois, and no, it’s not one that you’re holding in your hands today. I can’t say where yet because the newspaper I’m buying hasn’t announced the sale yet. I think it would be bad form to spill the news before the newspaper does it. Why would anyone buy a newspaper? Aren’t newspapers going

the way of the dinosaur? I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard that. It’s true, the way news is delivered is changing and even small, hometown papers have to adapt to new media. And I will, too. But I think the need for news and the desire for news is stronger than it’s ever been. What is news but information, and people still want information. I won’t go into all the reasons why newspapers, in general, have been struggling for the past several years. The Internet is only part of it. But small, community newspapers provide information that is not easily found on the Internet.

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Paper is voice of community • RAMBLIN’ MAN Continued from page 21 Where else do you find out when the Lion’s Club in your town is having a fish fry? Where else do you find pictures of your Little League champ? Where else do you find the local police report, a listing of church services, birth, wedding and death announcements – all in one,convenient location? Where else do you find a wide array of advertisements to help you decide where to buy bananas or your next vehicle and the where best rates on bank loans are at? A good, community newspaper is the voice of the community and a place where everyone in town can learn about local government and share their ideas and opinions. As corrupt as government seems to be at times, can you imagine what politics would be like if there were not independent news providers maintaining some semblance of transparency? Newspapers are as vital to our democracy today as they were when the Constitution was written. Some of my friends have told me how great it is that I’m following my dream. While it may seem that way, owning my own newspaper has never been one of those nagging entries on my proverbial bucket list. My goals in life have been to live comfortably, provide for my family and smoke cigars. No, owning a newspaper for the sake of doing it has never been my priority. It’s not something that I particularly want to do. It’s something that I have to do. Why? I’m a newspaper guy. It’s really about all I know how to do. And

WRITE TO US We welcome original letters. Letters must include the author’s full name, home address, and day and evening telephone numbers, which are required in the event author must be contacted for clariication. Addresses and phone numbers are not published. Letters are limited to 400 words, and must be free of libelous content and personal attacks. All letters are subject to editing for length and clarity at the sole discretion of the editor. Email letters to opinion@TheHerald-News. com. Mail to The Herald-News, Letters to the Editor, 2175 Oneida St., Joliet, IL 60405. while my children now are grown, my goals have not really changed. I still want to live comfortably and smoke cigars. Back in June, I was talking to a friend in the industry about a newspaper I thought would be a good property. In fact, I had been telling other newspaper people about the opportunity for at least three years. My friend agreed that it sounded promising and suggested that I look into it for myself. I was hesitant because I’ve grown quite fond of having a steady paycheck and food on my table. He was insistent, though, and made me promise that I would look into it. A promise is a promise. So, I approached the newspaper publisher, whose family has held the business for 75 years. I knew he had turned down other offers to sell his paper, so I convinced myself that he was just waiting for the right person to come along. And I’m the right person. That may sound like ego talking, but one has to be confident in his abilities. It’s like eyeing the pretty girl at the dance; if you think she won’t dance with you, you talk yourself

out of asking her. So, you muster up the courage to approach her knowing that the worst thing that can happen is you go back to holding up the wall, which you were doing already. Well, I’m on the dance floor now, which happens to be on the edge of an Olympic diving board if we’re to be consistent in our analogies. I know it doesn’t make sense, but neither does quitting your job at 49 and taking on a project like this. But, you know, I don’t think even Superman knew for sure that his cape would work until he took that first leap. Well, I may be a dinosaur – because we love metaphors. But there’s a thing about dinosaurs – we may be old and bulky, but we have very sharp teeth and ferocious attitudes. So, starting next week, I’ll be operating without a safety net. But I’ve been in this business for 30 years now; it’s not my first rodeo. Failure is neither likely nor an option. I just hope there’s plenty of water in that pool.

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Asian carp report proves disappointing BY HTR MEDIA OF MANITOWOC (WIS.) There is a scene in the blockbuster movie “Jaws” in which an oceanographer angrily chastises the mayor of Amity for “ignoring this particular [shark] problem until it comes up and bites you in the [butt].” Such is our reaction to yet another report about trying to prevent Asian carp from entering the Great Lakes. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has been working on its study since 2009 and issued its disappointing “findings” last week. The Corps, instead of offering a viable solution to a potentially destructive menace, issued a vanilla report that provides a

little something for everyone. The Corps put forth eight options for preventing the huge carp and other invasive species from slipping between the Great Lakes and Mississippi River watersheds. The choices range from doing nothing new to an estimated $18 billion construction project to separate the two systems. Everyone, including government leaders, scientists and environmentalists, agree swift action is needed to prevent the voracious bighead and silver carp from entering the Great Lakes and damaging the ecosystem and the $7 billion fishing industry. That is where agreement ends, however, and the Corps report is so

open-ended that it likely will add to the gridlock among competing interests. It would take a long time – estimates range from 10 to 25 years – to erect barriers to separate the two water systems. We continue to believe that is the most viable long-range solution. The Corps should realize time is not on anyone’s side in this debacle. It should have recommended a specific course of action rather than issue a one-size-fits-all rehash of previous reports. The focus now likely will shift to Congress, so we won’t hold our breath. We don’t foresee that changing in a debate that will pit environmental, shipping and other interests against one another.

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Plainfield C. celebrates with win over Minooka By DICK GOSS The Plainfield Central wrestling team took its lumps earlier this season at the Dvorak and Cheesehead tournaments. Now the dividends are beginning to show. The Wildcats won the first five matches to grab a 21-0 lead and coasted to a 42-25 senior-night victory Thursday over Southwest Prairie Conference rival Minooka. Dylan Cramer (120 pounds) got things rolling with a technical fall and Jared Ellingwood (126), Nick Nasenbeny (132), Clayton Ledbetter (138) and Jordan Dinoffria (145) also won before returning state placer Carson Oughton (152) got Minooka on the board with a major decision. “From the get-go, they were in control,” Minooka coach Jeff Jeff Charlebois said. “You spot them a 20-point lead, it sets the tempo for them. Our guys start thinking it’s going the wrong way and it affects them. “Each kid has one responsibility, that’s to wrestle their six minutes. But the fact of the matter is, when the team is down, that plays on their minds.” Nasenbeny, who improved to 16-2, said there was no way he would lose on senior night. “It’s always a rivalry between the two top teams in the conference when we wrestle them,” he said.

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Plainfield Central’s Anthony Pesavento (right) wrestles Minooka’s Erik Velazquez during the 220-pound match Thursday at Plainfield Central High School. Plainfield Central won, 42-25. “When you’re trying to beat the best, it sets a different tone. We pushed the pace tonight, but we still have a lot to improve on.” Central coach Jim Kappas said toughness is a key.

“We have been lacking some toughness,” he said. “At tournaments like the Dvorak and Cheesehead, your mistakes are glaring. We had kids who went out and won today that lost five matches in a row in

those tournaments. “That’s when the little things really show up. It’s easy to be average or good, but it takes more to be great.” After Oughton’s win, Roger Thigpen (160) won

for Central by fall. Minooka’s Chris Hiscock (170) rallied from a 5-1 deficit to beat Akwasi Aikins, 6-5, in the meet’s closest match. The Indians’ Josh Bouie (182) won by fall, and two matches later, team-

mate Erik Velazquez did likewise to get Minooka within 32-19. But Central’s Andrew McAllister (285) won by fall to sew it up. Central’s other winners were Dominic Sterr (195) and Cody England (106). KJ Minor (113) won for Minooka. “We knew this rivalry and we wanted to win every match,” said Sterr, who improved to 26-5. “As a team, we need to finish. We should have gotten more bonus points. We could have done better. “But its nice to win on senior night. I’m happy I’m a senior and moving on to the next level, but I also wish I could start all over. I’ll miss all these guys.” A season of struggles continued for Minooka,which has reached the Elite Eight five consecutive seasons. Some problems are injury related, some not. “When you’re not consistently working hard, it shows in competition,” Charlebois said. “It has shown throughout the season. “We keep talking about it. But we’re not improving our cardio and our techniques at practice. A couple of spots have injuries, but that’s not the story. Our other 12 spots aren’t making it happen.” Is there a fix on the horizon as the postseason nears? “It’s not some insurmountable hill,” Charlebois said. “But it’s going to take discipline.”

“It’s always a rivalry between the two top teams in the conference when we wrestle them. When you’re trying to beat the best, it sets a different tone. We pushed the pace tonight, but we still have a lot to improve on.” Nick Nasenbeny, Plainield Central 132-pound wrestler

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USF falls short in upset bid Bolingbrook girls escape STAFF REPORTS The University of St. Francis men’s basketball team was on the verge of scoring a huge upset Wednesday night in Milwaukee, but No. 2-ranked Cardinal Stritch had other ideas. The defending NAIA Division II national champion Wolves rallied from a 16-point second-half deficit and beat the Saints, 84-78, in overtime in Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference play. USF (7-10, 4-3) forced 14 turnovers and held the Wolves (16-3, 8-0) to 30-percent shooting in the first half to lead 32-19 at the break. Sophomore Mack Brown (Plainfield East) led the Saints offensively in the first half with eight points. Sophomore Ed Presniakovas (Plainfield South) made a 3-pointer in the opening minute of the second half to make it 35-19. Cardinal Stritch battled back and took a small lead on a couple of occasions, but St. Francis freshman Jo Jo Ballestero’s three-pointer with 43 seconds left in regulation tied it and forced overtime. The Saints scored first in the extra session before the Wolves took over. Chris Miller and Mark Peters scored 14 points each and Presniakovas 13 for USF. Joliet Junior College 80, Triton 76: Leon Gray scored 26 points and grabbed seven rebounds, Larry Moore and Zoran

Arsenovic scored 13 each and Todd Brown chipped in 10 to help Joliet Junior College (13-6, 3-0) to the North Central Community College Conference road victory.

Lockport’s upset bid By ALEX SOULIER

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL Cardinal Stritch 76, St. Francis 71: Katie

Gonnering had 22 points and eight rebounds for visiting St. Francis (3-16, 1-5) in the Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference. Alexis Brown chipped in 15 points and Kaitlyn Ray 10.

BOLINGBROOK – The Bolingbrook girls basketball team came out flat Thursday and had to play catch-up the entire evening against a gritty Lockport team. Two days after a lopsided loss at the hands of highly-touted Homewood-Flossmoor, the Raiders narrowly escaped the Porters’ upset bid, coming from behind late in the game to win, 46-44, on their home court. Bolingbrook (10-4, 5-1) coach Chris Smith conceded that the team’s energy level and focus were nowhere to be found, acknowledging that Tuesday’s loss to former coach Tony Smith – who left for H-F this summer after 12 seasons at Bolingbrook – weighed heavy on the Raiders. “We came out flat,” Chris Smith said. “We put a lot of energy into the game against Homewood-Flossmoor, and I’m not sure that we are mentally past that yet. The girls put their heart and soul into that game, but we need to find a way to move on and get it out of our system.” Chris Smith added that, because of the Bolingbrook gym’s scheduling constraints, the Raiders did not practice between games. He speculated a hard practice might be what the girls need in order to move on. “We will get back to our normal routine and work on our deficiencies,” Chris Smith said. “Even though

Joliet Junior College 71, Triton 56: Le’Royia Campbell’s 21 points, four rebounds and four steals led visiting Joliet Junior College (7-10, 2-1) in the North Central Community College Conference.

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“We came out lat. We put a lot of energy into the game against Homewood-Flossmoor, and I’m not sure that we are mentally past that yet. The girls put their heart and soul into that game, but we need to ind a way to move on and get it out of our system.” Chris Smith, Bolingbrook girls basketball coach

it wasn’t pretty, I was happy the girls were able to rally in the fourth quarter and leave here with a victory.” Trailing from the opening tip to the waning minutes of the fourth quarter, Raiders senior guard Aysia Bugg banked in a fadeaway layup to give BolingAysia Bugg brook it’s first lead, a 44-42 advantage with more than a minute left in the game. On the ensuing Lockport possession, Kianna Campbell was fouled while driving to the basket, sending her to the free-throw line. The sophomore guard hit one of two free throws to cut the Raiders lead to one. After a quick foul, Bolingbrook’s Ryaen Johnson promptly hit two foul shots to push the lead back to three. A 6-foot-2 senior forward, Johnson finished with 11 points and six rebounds, garnering high praise from her coach after the game. “She has an excellent

shooting touch for a low post player,” Chris Smith said. “Ryaen made 4-of-5 free throws tonight and none were bigger than the final pair she made to clinch the game. I was very impressed with her overall game tonight.” However, even with a three-point lead and possession of the ball after a Lockport turnover, two mental blunders gave the Porters a fighting chance. With 10 seconds remaining, Bolingbrook forward Amina Green accidentally stepped on the baseline while inbounding the ball under her own basket, giving the Porters one last shot to send the game into overtime. On the successive play, Bolingbrook’s Ashley Drain fouled Jamari McAfee as she attempted a desperation three with one second left. But McAfee could not connect on her first two free throw attempts, sealing the victory for Bolingbrook. Bugg finished with nine points while Cierra Stanciel scored eight points for Bolingbrook. McAfee led Lockport with 11 points and Destiny Hollins recorded 10 points.

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Plainfield East junior commits to Groce’s program Aaron Jordan plans to be in the crowd Saturday night at the State Farm Center when Illinois basketball entertains powerful Michigan State in yet another Big Ten brawl. A couple years down the road, he will be there for a game of that ilk once again. In fact, he will be wearing an Illini uniform. The Plainfield East junior guard committed to the Illini earlier this month, choosing coach John Groce’s team over Wisconsin, Indiana, Northwestern, Purdue, Butler, Xavier and Creighton. Aaron “I committed the Jordan day I was there for the Penn State game (Jan. 4),” Jordan said. “I actually had made up my mind a little while before that. I’ll probably sign on the signing day in November. “It’s a big load off my shoulders to have the recruiting over with.” Jordan has the athleticism that comes with being a top-rated recruit. He has had the longtime dream to play Division I ball, which he said was solidified when he switched his AAU team to the Illinois Stars last spring. What sets him apart from many, however, is his shooting ability. Basketball gurus will tell you the difference in the game these days is few kids can shoot. The 6-foot-4½

VIEWS Dick Goss Jordan is one who can. He entered this week averaging 21 points and 4.5 rebounds for East (8-6). He was shooting 48 percent from 3-point range and 82 percent from the free-throw line. Those numbers come in the face of defensive pressure. “There has been a little extra emphasis on me,” Jordan said of the defensive attention he commands. “But I know if I play within myself and within the game, I’ll have my chances to get open and get shots.” Jordan said he likes everything about Illinois, the fans, coaching staff, current players and style of play. Groce saw him play at the St. Charles East Thanksgiving Tournament. “Illinois will be a good fit for Aaron,” East coach Branden Adkins said. “He likes the style they run, up and down the floor, and the pressure defense they play. Right now, they see him as a shooting guard, but he is capable of running the point if need be.” Several Joliet area players are enjoying success on the Division I level. No reason Jordan should not as well.

Derrick Marks (Plainfield Central) is a star at Boise State. Karington Ward (Lockport) is having an excellent season at Eastern Michigan. Likewise, Ward’s high school teammate, Richaun Holmes, at Bowling Green. Brian Bennett (Plainfield East) in a key component at Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo. Ben Moore (Bolingbrook) has been a contributor for SMU and coach Larry Brown. Remy Roberts-Burnett (Joliet West) is running the show from the point at Western Illinois. Jordan’s game suggests he is ready for the next level. Not bad for a former soccer player. “I loved playing soccer,” he said. “Sometimes I regret not playing it here (at East). I noticed the difference on the basketball court after I quit. But I have been feeling healthy. My diet definitely has changed.” To complete his profile, Jordan continues to star in the classroom – he anticipates majoring in business or marketing at Illinois – and remains humble. “He’s been very humbled about the whole recruiting process,” Adkins said. For now, it’s all about helping get the Bengals on a run. “We’re not happy with our record,” Jordan said. “But we’re still a strong team. When we start winning, we won’t be stopped.”

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Shaw looks comfortable on second line By MARK LAZERUS Andrew Shaw’s story, told and retold countless times during his dizzying rise from afterthought to NHL stalwart, is all about persistence and peskiness in the face of doubters and opponents alike. Twice passed over in the NHL draft, too small to make an impact, too tough a lineup to crack – none of it stopped Shaw from becoming a 22-yearold with a $4 million contract and his name on the Stanley Cup, a streak of blood forever oozing out

of his obliterated right cheek in Blackhawks lore. So who’s going to tell him he can’t become a top-six forward on the most offensiveAndrew Shaw l y g i f t e d team in the league, a guy who could be the answer Patrick Kane and Joel Quenneville have been looking for at second-line center? Actually, for the Hawks’ sake, maybe somebody should tell him

Next for the Hawks Anaheim at Hawks, 7 p.m. Friday, CSN+, AM-720 that. “I’ve always hated being told what to do,” Shaw said. “So I kind of just try to make my way by proving people wrong.” Two games into Quenneville’s latest second-line experiment, Shaw is looking quite comfortable between

Kane and Brandon Saad. After posting one goal and no assists in his previous 13 games as the third line foundered, Shaw has a goal in each game, plus an assist. Shaw is known more for his scrappy play and antagonistic style, but with 13 goals, 11 assists and a permanent home on the Hawks’ top power play unit, he’s proving offensive in more ways than one. “I think a lot of guys get stereotyped,” Saad said “Regardless of thinking he’s … a grinder, whatever you want to call

him, he definitely has some skill.” That said, with Kane on his right wing and Saad on his left, it’s not Shaw’s job to score goals. His job is to do the dirty work in the corners to fetch them the puck, to crash the net and clean up their rebounds, and to focus on defense so they don’t have to. His job isn’t to score points, it’s to allow Kane and Saad to score points. Whatever he gets is a bonus. “It kind of jells well,” Saad said. “Even though he’s not the typical play-

making center, he still can make plays. And playing with playmakers like Kane, it helps both of us with him working hard and going to the net.” It’s a big chance for an unlikely star. But while Shaw even admits to surprising himself sometimes with how far he’s come, his never-ending quest to prove himself has made him greedy – in the best possible way. “I’ve always impressed myself, I’ve always exceeded my goals,” he said. “I just keep moving forward and keep wanting more and more.”


Bulls find new minutes warrior in Butler after trade Next for the Bulls

By JOE COWLEY WASHINGTON – No word on whether Jimmy Butler drove the team bus to the airport Wednesday night and then flew the charter from Orlando to Washington D.C., but it wouldn’t come as a surprise. After all, the third-year player set a franchise record in the triple-overtime win over the Magic, playing 60 minutes. “I’m sure I’m going to hear about it,” coach Tom Thibodeau joked afterward. If there’s one aspect of Thibodeau’s coaching that is often under the microscope, it’s the heavy minutes he’s put on certain players since taking over before the 2010-11 season. That was evident during the 2011-12 season when former Bulls

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The Bulls’ Kirk Hinrich (12) drives around Orlando Magic’s Andrew Nicholson for a basket Wednesday during the first half of a game in Orlando, Fla. forward Luol Deng led the league in minutes played with 39.4. Deng was again atop that category last season at 38.7, and Joakim Noah was right there through the first two months of last season un-

til plantar fasciitis limited him in the second half. With Deng traded to Cleveland almost two weeks ago, Butler seems to have been anointed the new minutes warrior, but the coach had actual-

ly been a bit softer with handing out the minutes this season, with Deng 13th in the league at 36.4 minutes a game. Even with the heavy workload Wednesday, Butler was averaging 34.2 minutes a game, so the Magic game was more aberration than anything else. And Butler’s teammates appreciated every second he played. “I feel like we should definitely bake Jimmy a cake for playing 60 minutes,” Noah said. “I’m really happy for him that he made a franchise record. No, seriously, though,

there’s nothing better than that feeling of getting on the bus and you’ve won. Even guys who say, ‘Oh, I don’t care.’ But [Orlando players are] driving home [after the game] and they’re [upset]. There’s no better feeling than winning a basketball game. It’s the best.” And while Butler’s performance was inspiring, almost lost in the win was what Noah did, and what he’s done since Deng was traded. The All-Star center played 49 minutes in the Magic win, scoring 26 points, grabbing 19 rebounds and dishing out six assists. In his past five games, Noah was averaging 15 points, 15 rebounds, 5.2 assists and 1.8 blocks, while playing 38.2 minutes a game. “There are not many players like him,” Thibodeau said of Noah. “His

all-around defense, every aspect from the rebounding effort to seeing things early, seeing how they’re developing. But probably the most important thing is to make two, three and four efforts on the same play. Often times, I don’t know how he gets to the ball, but he gets to the ball. That helps unite and inspire your team. “The thing right now about his offense that has made him so good is he’s making quick decisions and they’re right on the money. No holding the ball, just a quick decision, and I think that’s helping the team a lot. “He has a great will to win. No matter what’s going on in the game. Even when things aren’t going his way, when the game is on the line he is going to find a way to make something happen. That’s important.”


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QB Lynch earns combine invite By SHAW MEDIA Northern Illinois quarterback Jordan Lynch has been invited to the NFL combine, according to Huskiewire. com. Between 15 and 25 q u a r t e r - Jordan Lynch backs are typically invited to the combine, according to numbers on

Sixteen were invited in 2014. The combine runs from Feb. 22 through 25 in Indianapolis and will be aired on the NFL Network. Quarterbacks are scheduled to work out on Feb. 23. Lynch is working out for Saturday’s East-West Shrine Game in St. Petersburg, Fla., which will air at 3 p.m. on the NFL Network. Lynch told Huskiewire that he has worked exclusively as a quarterback during practices there.


Cubs still in Tanaka hunt By GORDON WITTENMYER CHICAGO – The biggest name at the Cubs Convention this weekend promises to be the one belonging to the guy who won’t be there – the player who might otherwise provide a major boost of faith in the C u b s ’ r e - Masahiro build. Tanaka The player who this month has become the latest litmus test of the Ricketts family’s fortitude as big-market, bigleague owners. When new Cubs manager Rick Renteria talked Thursday about the sales pitch the Cubs made to Japanese free-agent Masahiro Tanaka last week, it stirred visions of a 25-yearold pitching savior leading the Cubs’ rotation into multiple Octobers.

In fact, breathless national reports via Twitter and blogs Thursday overshot the Cubs’ likelihood of hanging with the big-spending favorites in New York and Los Angeles in the process. The Cubs, meanwhile, have set aside a sizeable chunk of their middle-ofthe-pack payroll budget to stay in the Tanaka hunt, sacrificing possible acquisitions early in the offseason to have the wherewithal to make a serious run. The new $20 million posting ceiling for Japanese players is one of the reasons the Cubs even have a chance, with the ability to postpone payment of up to $6.6 million of it into next year’s budget. All that effort and maneuverability by the Cubs’ baseball ops still isn’t expected to be enough to convince a 24-0 pitcher to join a last-place team that likely isn’t the highest bidder.

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Central Division W L Pct GB Indiana 31 7 .816 — Bulls 18 19 .486 12½ Detroit 16 22 .421 15 Cleveland 14 25 .359 17½ Milwaukee 7 31 .184 24 Atlantic Division W L Pct GB Toronto 19 18 .514 — Brooklyn 16 22 .421 3½ New York 15 24 .385 5 Boston 14 26 .350 6½ Philadelphia 13 25 .342 6½ Southeast Division W L Pct GB Miami 27 11 .711 — Atlanta 20 18 .526 7 Washington 18 19 .486 8½ Charlotte 16 24 .400 12 Orlando 10 29 .256 17½

WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division W L Pct GB San Antonio 31 8 .795 — Houston 26 14 .650 5½ Dallas 23 16 .590 8 Memphis 19 19 .500 11½ New Orleans 15 23 .395 15½ Northwest Division W L Pct GB Portland 28 9 .757 — Oklahoma City 28 10 .737 ½ Denver 19 18 .514 9 Minnesota 18 20 .474 10½ Utah 13 27 .325 16½ Pacific Division W L Pct GB L.A. Clippers 26 13 .667 — Golden State 25 14 .641 1 Phoenix 22 16 .579 3½ Sacramento 14 23 .378 11 L.A. Lakers 14 25 .359 12 Thursday’s Results Brooklyn 127, Atlanta 110 Indiana 117, New York 89 Oklahoma City at Houston (n) Friday’s Games Bulls at Washington, 6 p.m. Charlotte at Orlando, 6 p.m. Miami at Philadelphia, 6 p.m. L.A. Clippers at New York, 6 p.m. Minnesota at Toronto, 6 p.m. L.A. Lakers at Boston, 6:30 p.m. Utah at Detroit, 6:30 p.m. Sacramento at Memphis, 7 p.m. Portland at San Antonio, 7:30 p.m. Dallas at Phoenix, 8 p.m. Cleveland at Denver, 8 p.m. Golden State at Oklahoma City, 8:30 p.m. Saturday’s Games Philadelphia at Bulls, 7 p.m. L.A. Clippers at Indiana, 6 p.m. Detroit at Washington, 6 p.m. Miami at Charlotte, 6:30 p.m. Utah at Minnesota, 7 p.m. Milwaukee at Houston, 7 p.m. Golden State at New Orleans, 7 p.m. Portland at Dallas, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday’s Results Bulls 128, Orlando 125, 3OT Philadelphia 95, Charlotte 92 Washington 114, Miami 97 Boston 88, Toronto 83 Sacramento 111, Minnesota 108 Memphis 82, Milwaukee 77 Houston 103, New Orleans 100 San Antonio 109, Utah 105 Phoenix 121, L.A. Lakers 114 Portland 108, Cleveland 96 Denver 123, Golden State 116 L.A. Clippers 129, Dallas 127

Central Division GP W L OT Pts GF Blackhawks 49 30 8 11 71 177 St. Louis 46 32 9 5 69 164 Colorado 46 29 12 5 63 135 Minnesota 50 26 19 5 57 122 Dallas 47 21 19 7 49 134 Nashville 49 21 21 7 49 117 Winnipeg 48 20 23 5 45 133 Pacific Division GP W L OT Pts GF Anaheim 49 36 8 5 77 170 San Jose 48 30 12 6 66 153 Los Angeles 47 28 14 5 61 120 Vancouver 48 24 15 9 57 124 Phoenix 46 21 16 9 51 135 Calgary 47 16 25 6 38 105 Edmonton 50 15 30 5 35 129

WHAT TO WATCH GA 135 104 117 123 145 146 146 GA 120 117 96 124 143 148 178

EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Boston 47 30 15 2 62 136 104 Tampa Bay 48 28 15 5 61 137 115 Montreal 48 27 16 5 59 123 115 Toronto 49 24 20 5 53 136 149 Ottawa 48 21 18 9 51 138 151 Detroit 47 20 17 10 50 118 128 Florida 47 18 22 7 43 109 144 Buffalo 46 13 27 6 32 83 129 Metropolitan Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Pittsburgh 48 34 12 2 70 156 115 Philadelphia 48 24 19 5 53 128 136 N.Y. Rangers 49 25 21 3 53 120 126 Washington 47 22 17 8 52 140 141 New Jersey 48 20 18 10 50 112 118 Columbus 46 22 20 4 48 129 131 Carolina 46 19 18 9 47 111 130 N.Y. Islanders49 19 23 7 45 134 157 Two points for win, one point for OT loss Thursday’s Results Nashville 4, Philadelphia 3, SO N.Y. Islanders 2, Tampa Bay 1, SO N.Y. Rangers 1, Detroit 0 Montreal 5, Ottawa 4, OT San Jose 3, Florida 0 Los Angeles 4, St. Louis 1 Minnesota 4, Edmonton 1 Boston 4, Dallas 2 New Jersey at Colorado (n) Winnipeg at Calgary (n) Vancouver at Phoenix (n) Friday’s Games Anaheim at Blackhawks, 7 p.m. Washington at Columbus, 6 p.m. Saturday’s Games N.Y. Rangers at Ottawa, 2 p.m. San Jose at Tampa Bay, 2 p.m. Edmonton at Winnipeg, 2 p.m. Columbus at Buffalo, 7 p.m. Montreal at Toronto, 7 p.m. Los Angeles at Detroit, 7 p.m. N.Y. Islanders at Philadelphia, 7 p.m. Florida at Carolina, 7 p.m. Anaheim at St. Louis, 8 p.m. Colorado at Nashville, 8 p.m. New Jersey at Phoenix, 8 p.m. Dallas at Minnesota, 9 p.m. Calgary at Vancouver, 10 p.m. Wedneday’s Results Toronto 4, Buffalo 3, SO Pittsburgh 4, Washington 3 Anaheim 9, Vancouver 1

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Struthers to star in ‘Hello, Dolly!’ at Rialto Square Theatre By ERIC SCHELKOPF

est known for her role as Gloria Stivic on the ’70s television show, “All in the Family,” Sally Struthers these days is starring in a national tour of the musical “Hello, Dolly!” Struthers, who plays the lead role of Dolly Levi, and the rest of the “Hello, Dolly!” cast will arrive Thursday at the Rialto Square Theatre in Joliet. Shaw Media had the chance to talk to Struthers about the upcoming show.


What have you enjoyed about playing the role of Dolly Levi? Once you get to a certain age, the world would tell most women that they are washed up in show business. You are not considered a leading lady anymore when you’re over 40, and you should probably, by the time you are 50, hang up your spurs. So, to be in your mid-60s and get to play the leading role in an iconic American classic musical is a chance of a lifetime. How often does an older woman get to play the leading role, and wear these beautiful costumes and say these fantastic lines and sing these wonderful songs? It’s a joy. I understand this is the first national tour of “Hello, Dolly!” since Carol Channing did it and that Jerry Herman – who wrote the lyrics and music to “Hello, Dolly” – gave you his blessing to go out and do it.

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I know Jerry. He saw me do the role of Agnes Gooch in the musical “Mame,” and we became friends at that time. He finds me very funny, and he said, “Yeah, Sally can take it out. I think she’s great.” So that was pretty cool. I mean, how many people in their lifetime can say, “Jerry Herman gave me the nod.” I mean, that’s really cool. Of course, Barbra Streisand played Dolly in the film version of the musical. She couldn’t have been more wrong for that role. Dolly is supposed to be a woman of a certain age. She was married happily for many years to a man named Ephraim Levi. Ephraim passed away, and now she’s been for years a widow, struggling to make a living, doing all sorts of odd jobs. So, for a 24-year-old person in a movie to say that they’re Dolly “Gallagher” (meaning she’s Irish) Levi, and that she’s been a widow for years and that she’s struggling, that’s a joke. That’s just Hollywood casting. But I guess people remember actresses like

Sally Struthers stars in “Hello, Dolly!” 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Rialto Square Theatre. Carol Channing and Barbra Streisand in the role. Did that put any pressure on you? Oh, no. I don’t feel pressure, ever. If there is one thing I feel certain about, it is the gift that God gave me, which I have honed over years and years of working. I may be insecure about a lot of things in my life, but not about my talents. I’ve never had an insecure moment about that. It’s nice to feel that way, because then you don’t have stage fright. You just have the itch to get out there. You won two Emmy awards for your work on the TV show, “All in the Family.” What did you like about doing that show? I learned a lot by working with some of the best actors in the business, and the best writers. It was like a college for me, a college of theatre, a college of acting, a college of comedy. It was just perfect. It was a great launch. It was a wonderful launch, to be on a family show and come into everyone’s living room.

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Sally Struthers (back, right) starred in the 1970s comedy, “All in the Family,” with Rob Reiner (back, left), Jean Stapleton (front, left) and Carroll O’Connor (front, right).


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Patriot games get reboot in ‘Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit’ By JAKE COYLE The Associated Press


aving clung to the Russians as go-to villains long after the Cold War thawed, the movies find themselves current again with their favorite arch-enemy. Cooling Russo-American relations have yielded an opening for the return of Tom Clancy’s CIA analyst, just in time for the Sochi Olympics. In the Jack Ryan reboot, “Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit,” Chris Pine takes over as the spy who was played by Alec Baldwin (“The Hunt for Red October”), Harrison Ford (“Patriot Games,” “Clear and Present Danger”) and Ben Affleck (“The Sum of All Fears”). It’s a decent legacy of a dark-haired, intellectual action hero. Ryan is a navigator of murky, reasonably realistic, international espionage worlds. He has neither James Bond’s preternatural suavity nor Jason Bourne’s visceral butt-kicking skills, but instead anxiously finds his way with

“Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit” STARRING: Chris Pine, Kevin Costner and Keira Knightley PLOT: Jack Ryan, as a young covert CIA analyst, uncovers a Russian plot to crash the U.S. economy with a terrorist attack. RATED: PG-13 for sequences of violence and intense action and brief language TIME: 1 hour, 45 minutes patriotic cunning. “Shadow Recruit,” which was scripted without a Clancy book by Adam Cozad and David Koepp, tells a new backstory for Ryan. Inspired by Sept. 11, he joins the Marines and is heroically injured in Afghanistan. During his recovery, he meets his eventual fiancee (a doctor named Cathy played by Keira Knightley) and is lured to the CIA by a mysterious recruiter (Kevin Costner, unconvincingly trying to exude a Donald Sutherland-like gravitas). He’s covertly embedded at a Wall Street bank,

• STRUTHERS Continued from page 29 I started to feel like I was a part of their family. And that’s the way people greet me on the street. And what’s better than that? Everybody hugs me. What did you try to bring to the role of Gloria? My comic ability. I always wanted to hit it out of the park when I had a line. Of course, Rob Reiner played your husband, Michael “Meathead” Stivic, in “All in the Family.” What if he called you tomorrow and said he wanted to do something with you again? I’d probably be struck dead or dumb, because Rob Reiner obviously doesn’t want to have anything to do with me. I think Rob Reiner has spent his whole adult life wanting to get away from

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Chris Pine stars in “Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit.” where he uncovers a Russian plot to buy up U.S. Treasury bonds, which he suspects will be sold off in a coordinated act of terrorism and currency devaluation. Surely, if Ronald Reagan (whose endorsement of Clancy’s first novel, “The Hunt for Red October,” propelled his fame) was still around, he’d swoon over a spy thriller based on the harrowing threat of inflation.

being called “Meathead.” And I think if he gave me any sort of a job, the press would go for the obvious headline, which is “ ‘Meathead’ gives Gloria job.” And he doesn’t want that, so I’m never going to get a call from Rob Reiner. As far as the role of Dolly, what are you trying to do with that role? What are you looking to bring to that role that maybe other people haven’t brought to it? I’m not really looking to bring anything other than the way I can play it. But what I hope is that people fall in love with the theater all over again if they hadn’t been to the theater in a while. And if they are avid theater-goers, I want them to say, wow, I saw Carol Channing do it, I saw Pearl Bailey do it, I saw Betty Grable do it, and Sally Struthers is just as good. Who would have thunk?

Ryan’s investigation leads him to the Russian oligarch Viktor Cherevin, played by Kenneth Branagh, who also directed the film. Certainly, it takes a bite out of the nationalistic politics when the movie’s villain is played by a knighted British actor known for his Shakespeare work. Branagh endows his film with (mostly) old-fashioned competency – something often lacking in today’s action films – but little to distinguish it from superior thrillers that have come before. The best thing here is the sleekness of modern Moscow, where much of the action takes place. The film is filled with a nighttime mix of neon and taillights set against the Kremlin and other

monuments – a handsome enough rendering to send a viewer back to the recent Bond, “Skyfall,” for those elegant Shanghai scenes. But “Shadow Recruit” also is disappointingly formulaic, relying on the familiar set piece-driven story of an implausible heist and a time-bomb finale. Knightley is too strong a force for this girlfriend role. And when the global scheme is figured out in a minute with a bank of computer-searching analysts, one foresees the obsolescence of the action film: sprawling plots undone with a few keystrokes. “Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit” is perhaps most significantly a test for Pine as a movie star. Early in the film, when

Ryan is forced to defend his life in a hotel room battle, he ably depicts the shock and horror of a man encountering such a circumstance for the first time. But Pine also fails to make his Jack Ryan more than an afterthought to Baldwin’s know-it-all or Ford’s reluctant hero. As Costner’s character says, he too much resembles “a Boy Scout on a field trip.” One unlikely cameo should be noted: New York’s famed repertory art-house theater, the Film Forum, appears early in the movie when Ryan swaps information at a screening of “Sorry, Wrong Number.” At least in “Shadow Recruit,” the interior has finally been upgraded to plush stadium seating.


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Consolation prize recipient Novel followed up by “The Boyhood of Christ” Out to lunch Need for muscle contraction, briefly Person who may work a lot One having a ball? Like a Madrilenian millionairess Apex Geology topic Plot element? Singular publication Line near the end of an infomercial Get limited access? Finish line? Rural parents Sexual desire, euphemistically I R E N A


































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BRIDGE by Phillip Alder

A deal to declare


In golf, there is usually more than one way to hit a shot to the green – assuming, of course, you are skillful enough to do that. In bridge, many deals give only one side a chance to do something meritorious: declarer or the defense. But sometimes both sides will have an opportunity, although one side might require the other to err. That applies in this deal. Would you prefer to declare or defend in three no-trump after West leads a diamond to dummy’s bare ace? If you like to declare, look at only the North-South hands and plan the play. Alternatively, cover the West and South hands. At trick two, declarer leads the club king from the board. How would you, East, defend? South starts with only six top tricks: two spades, one heart and three diamonds. The other tricks must come from clubs, but dummy is short of entries. South should be happy to lose two club tricks and to do it as quickly as possible. So, at trick two, he leads a low club from the board. After that, everything is under control. If the defenders must get two tricks in a suit you wish to establish, make them take those tricks as quickly as possible. If South makes the mistake of starting with a club honor at trick two, East can defeat the contract by ducking, letting declarer take the trick. Then South lacks the dummy entries to establish and run the suit.


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Kids skip dad’s funeral but still claim his things Dear Abby: When my husband died, he didn’t have a lot of possessions. He died without a will, so what little he had is now with me. My problem is my mother-in-law keeps asking that I return things she gave him. I wouldn’t mind if she has them, but she has been giving them to his children, who hated him and were rude and disrespectful. They neither called nor came to see him during his long illness. They didn’t even bother to come to his funeral. I feel they want his things only because they think they might be of some value, not out of any respect or affection. My kids showed him more respect and love than his own did, and I’d rather they have his things. Should I be honest and tell my mother-in-law why I won’t give her any more of his possessions? I just don’t know what to do. – Oklahoma Widow Dear Widow: It’s sad that your stepchildren ignored their father during his illness and chose to skip

DEAR ABBY Jeanne Phillips his funeral. Be sure to point that out when you tell your former motherin-law you have other plans for the items. She may not like hearing it, but once a gift is given, it belongs to the recipient. And because her son died without a will, the recipient is you, his widow. Dear Abby: I recently started a new job. One of the management individuals has taken a strong interest in me. He keeps doing favors for me that benefit me financially and I appreciate it. (I have never asked him to do this.) I have always been courteous and took his gestures as a sign of kindness. But now he has started complimenting me and talking about things that go way beyond conversation. It’s making me uncomfortable. We have gone out on two friendly

lunches before, and he is a genuine, kind, educated, wonderful man. He would be a great catch, but the problem is he is extremely overweight. I am emotionally attracted to him, but physically repelled. I can’t wait years for him to lose the weight, but he is taking my kindness as a possible show of interest. Have you any advice that could help end his attraction, but continue the business advice he provides for me? – In A Spot In Tampa Dear In A Spot: When the man compliments you about anything that isn’t work-connected, tell him that when he does it, it makes you uncomfortable. And when he raises topics that aren’t business-related, steer the conversation right back where it belongs. He may be a kind, genuine, educated, wonderful person, but if he persists, it could be considered harassment. • Write Dear Abby at

Vitamins, diet may help slow macular degeneration Dear Doctor K: My ophthalmologist has told me I have “dry” AMD. What is this? What can I expect going forward? Dear Reader: Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) affects the macula, the small part of the retina responsible for sharp, central vision. The retina is the back part of the eye. As light enters your eye, the lens of your eye focuses the light on the retina. The retina then sends signals to the back of your brain. It’s there that your brain translates those signals into vision – the image of the things you are looking at. People with AMD often develop blurred or distorted vision. They cannot clearly see objects directly in front of them. Eventually they may develop a blind spot in the middle of their field of vision. In the earliest stages of AMD there often are no warning symptoms. (That’s one reason regular eye exams are important.) If the condition progresses to intermediate AMD, you may begin to notice blurring in the center of your vision. At the advanced stage, the blurred area increases, making it hard to read or even recognize people. AMD rarely occurs before the

ASK DOCTOR K Anthony L. Komaroff age of 55. It then becomes more likely as you get older. One study found it in more than 10 percent of people older than 84. AMD occurs in two main forms: dry and wet. You mentioned you have the dry form -- as do the vast majority of people with AMD. Some cases of dry AMD progress to the more serious wet form of the disease. Wet AMD can cause sudden vision loss. The less-common AMD is called “wet” because the blood vessels in or underneath the retina start to leak fluid, which causes further damage to the retina. Currently, the only treatment for dry AMD is vitamin supplementation combined with a well-balanced diet that includes dark green leafy vegetables and several servings of fish per week. Research shows that high doses of antioxidant vitamins and minerals can slow (and sometimes prevent) progression from intermediate to advanced AMD. You should also monitor your con-

dition by regularly testing yourself at home with an Amsler grid test. You focus your eyes on a central dot on a grid. (The lines near the dot may appear wavy or be missing because of your AMD.) Routinely test each eye and contact your doctor if you notice any changes. Quitting smoking and wearing hats and sunglasses to block the sun’s blue wavelengths – which may promote AMD – may help reduce the severity of the disease. If you have already lost some vision to AMD, low-vision aids can help. Examples include magnifying glasses, text-to-speech conversion software for your computer, audiobooks, and “talking” watches or alarm clocks. A patient of mine who was an avid reader developed AMD in her early 70s. Unfortunately, reading became very difficult. For her, audiobooks and text-to-speech conversion of newspaper articles she accessed from electronic Internet subscriptions made a huge difference in her life.

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Teen unaware if boyfriend’s peyote-smoking habit is bad Dr. Wallace: I’m 19, and my boyfriend is 21. He is a great guy, and I care for him very much. He was born in Mexico, but is now an American citizen. My parents were born in Spain, but I was born in Ft. Collins, Colo. My boyfriend and I have traveled to Mexico twice, and we stayed with his parents in the state of Jalisco. I enjoy being there. It helps that I can speak Spanish fluently. His family is very nice, and I love Mexican food. When my boyfriend and I have gone out with some of his friends, they all end up smoking something called Peyote. Of course, I did not smoke it. I asked my boyfriend what the contents were and if it was a drug. He told me that it came from tree bark and that it gave the smoker a mellow feeling, but that it is not a drug. Will you please enlighten me about Peyote? After smoking it, my boyfriend seemed to be “spaced out.” – Nameless, Colorado Springs, Colo. Dear Nameless: Peyote is considered an illegal drug and comes from the peyote cactus, which grows in the Southwest U.S. and Mexico. Certain Native American tribes have been using peyote in religious ceremonies for centuries. Several years ago, the U.S. government gave the OK for peyote use in the religious services by members of Native American tribes who live in the U.S. Peyote is not permitted to be used by any other U.S. citizen. Peyote can be smoked, or chewed and swallowed. Its prime purpose is to cause the user to hallucinate. The major dangers of this drug are psychosis, psychological dependence, paranoia and

’TWEEN 12 & 20 Robert Wallace the instigation of irrational, potentially hazardous behavior. Dr. Wallace: Why are television executives putting out tons of programs aimed at teens? – Michael, Talladega, Ala. Dear Michael: Teens might not have ready cash, but often they have a tremendous influence on how the family budget is disbursed. Manufacturers and television executives both are aware of this teen power. Dr. Wallace: I’m 14 and considered to be a very mature and considerate young lady. My mother’s friend asked if I’d like to have a part-time job babysitting for her two children, ages 2 and 3. I told her yes, and then she told me to complete a Red Cross life-saving course and I would be hired. None of my friends who babysit have ever heard of a life-saving course. What is it? – Nameless, Elizabethtown, Ky. Dear Nameless: I contacted a Red Cross office, and was informed that almost all Red Cross offices offer a course in babysitting that would prepare teens to take superb care of young children. This course is a must for all would-be babysitters. Stop by your local Red Cross office for more information about the course, which includes life-saving techniques. Maybe you can encourage your friends to join you in this excellent program. • Email Dr. Robert Wallace at

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HOROSCOPE By BERNICE BEDE OSOL Newspaper Enterprise Association TODAY – Play to win this year. Don’t show emotion or consternation. Make your choice and stick to your plan. Avoid excess as well as people who are too demanding or entitled. Stay close to those who share your concerns, interests and beliefs. Invest in yourself and your talents. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) – Keep a close watch on your situation today. Not everyone will play by the same rules. There is a good reason for your uncertainty -- tread carefully. A last-minute change must not be allowed to ruin your plans. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) – Get whatever is troubling you out in the open. Discuss your thoughts, plans and intentions. The more direct you are, the surer you will become of the path you have chosen. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) – You will not see your situation clearly. Don’t be fooled by compliments or someone using gestures of friendliness to ferret out personal information. Protect your reputation and your secrets. ARIES (March 21-April 19) – Accept the inevitable, but don’t initiate change. Keep your eyes wide open and listen for any changes that might affect your status or your position. Help your peers and form beneficial alliances. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) – Broach personal subjects with caution. Showing compassion and understanding will help you ease into a situation that has the potential to turn emotional. Be willing to compromise. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) – Deal with a fraught situation while you have the chance. Make changes or offer assistance, and things will be easier when you need a favor or aid in return. CANCER (June 21-July 22) – Get together with someone you love. Sharing stories will help you build a closer bond, as well as enlighten you regarding your family or cultural background. Make travel plans. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) – Don’t let added responsibilities get you down. The more quickly you get your chores out of the way, the sooner you will be able to enjoy a change of pace and space. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) – Find out all you can about things that interest you. Listening to what others have to say will give you a wide variety of options to consider and pursue. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) – You may be forced to jump from one thing to another. Don’t dilly-dally or you will be criticized for being indecisive. Take action based on what works best for you. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) – Stay out of emotional talks that you cannot win. Concentrate on learning about new people, places and pastimes. An interest in an unusual lifestyle will prompt domestic alterations. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) – Consider making a personal investment or improvement to your home and your surroundings. A change in the wsay you live will inspire you to alter your vocational direction as well.

Oscar snubs: ‘Davis,’ Redford, Winfrey By ANN HORNADAY The Washington Post When the 2014 Academy Awards nominees were announced early Thursday, all ears were attuned to the expected names. Jared Leto, Lupita Nyong’o, Cate Blanchett, Matthew McConaughey and Bruce Dern given nods in their respective categories? Check. “Gravity,” “American Hustle” and “12 Years a Slave” dominating nominations for acting, writing, directing and best picture? No big surprises there, and all as it should be. Then, you cry. No nomination for Robert Redford for his astonishing one-man show in the gripping seafaring thriller “All Is Lost”? Outrage! No Tom Hanks, who delivered such a subtle tour de force in “Captain Phillips”? The nerve! No Oprah Winfrey or Forest Whitaker for their superb performances in “Lee Daniels’ The Butler”? Robbed, I tell you, robbed! No love for “Inside Llewyn Davis,” other than deserved nods for sound mixing and cinematography? (The film’s brilliantly satiric ditty “Please Mr. Kennedy” should have been a shoo-in for best original song but was deemed not original enough due to its sly nods to previous ‘60s folk songs.) No “Stories We Tell” in the lineup for best documentary? Oh, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. You exist to make us crazy. Granted, in a year as strong as 2013, there are bound to be heartbreaks once the winnowing process begins. But Thursday’s shutouts were notable, especially the near-complete zotzing of “Saving Mr. Banks,” a paean to Hollywood studio big-footing (er, collaboration)

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Surprisingly, Robert Redford did not get an Academy Award nomination for his one-man show in the gripping seafaring thriller “All is Lost.” that only earned one nomination, for original score. Emma Thompson, who many predicted would be recognized for her tart portrayal of “Mary Poppins” author P.L. Travers, went un-lauded, her spot presumably on permanent hold for Meryl Streep. Still, having nominated nine films for best picture, surely the Academy could have come up with a 10th in such a strong year. What a perfect way to honor “Fruitvale Station,” Ryan Coogler’s stunning debut featuring a quietly electrifying lead performance by Michael B. Jordan — or at least “Saving Mr. Banks,” “Blue Jasmine” or “Inside Llewyn Davis.” The day’s biggest “Huh?” came when the nominees for best original song were announced. Exactly which left field did “Alone Yet Not Alone” come from, and how did it snag a coveted Oscar nomination? After the kvelling and the crying, the questioning begins.

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Oprah Winfrey and Forest Whitaker did not receive Academy Award nominations for their strong performances in “Lee Daniels’ The Butler.”

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BEST MOVIES 7:00 p.m. ANT 9.2 ››› “The Devil’s Own” (1997, Suspense) Harrison Ford, Brad Pitt. A New York cop unknowingly shelters an Irish terrorist. Å (2:00) FX ››› “X-Men: First Class” (2011, Action) James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender. The early years of Charles Xavier and Erik Lehnsherr. (3:30) TCM ›››› “The Spirit of St. Louis” (1957, Biography) James Stewart, Patricia Smith. Charles Lindbergh flies solo nonstop from New York to Paris in 1927. Å (2:30)

9:00 p.m. ANT 9.2 ›››‡ “A River Runs Through It” (1992, Drama) Craig Sheffer, Brad Pitt. Minister’s sons grow up different, fly-fishing in Montana. Å (2:30) OXY ››› “Friday” (1995, Comedy) Ice Cube, Chris Tucker. Buddies in South Central L.A. ponder repaying a dealer. (2:00) 9:30 p.m. TCM ››‡ “Gallant Journey” (1946, Biography) Glenn Ford, Janet Blair. A pioneer aviator experiments with gliders in the 1800s. Å (1:30) 10:00 p.m. AMC ›››› “Pulp Fiction” (1994, Crime Drama) John Travolta, Samuel L. Jackson. Criminals cross paths in three interlocked tales of mayhem. Å (3:00)

BEST BETS ± 7 p.m. CBS 2 Undercover Boss: In this new episode, Bruce “Two Dogs” Bozsum, chairman of Mohegan Sun, goes under cover on the front lines of the Native American-owned casino and resort operation. He’s actually passing the reins on to the tribal council’s next chairman, but this gig should provide him with some insights he can pass on to his successor.

± 7:31 p.m. ABC 7 The Neighbors: At Marty and Debbie’s (Lenny Venito, Jami Gertz) 25th high-school reunion,

Debbie runs into an old nemesis, and Marty’s gig with his former hair band at the event has an unexpected outcome. Lori Loughlin and Mark McGrath guest star in the new episode “High School Reunion.”

± 8 p.m. FOX 32 Raising Hope: Sabrina (Shannon Woodward) gets some cooking lessons from Virginia (Martha Plimpton) and turns out to be a good student — too good. When Jimmy (Lucas Neff) declares his wife’s casserole better than his mom’s, Virginia decides to enter both in the Hot Dish competition. Then Burt (Garret Dillahunt) suggests his mother (Shirley Jones) enter the contest to defuse the tension a bit in the new episode “Hot Dish.” Cloris Leachman also stars.

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BEST MOVIES 7:00 p.m. TCM ›››‡ “Lifeboat” (1944, Drama) Tallulah Bankhead, William Bendix. Hitchcock’s story tells of survivors of a sunken liner. Å (2:00) VH1 ›››› “Forrest Gump” (1994, ComedyDrama) Tom Hanks, Robin Wright. An innocent man enters history from the ’50s to the ’90s. ’ (3:00) 8:00 p.m. FAM ›››‡ “The Blind Side” (2009, Drama) Sandra Bullock, Tim McGraw. A well-to-do white couple adopts a homeless black teen. (3:00)

SYFY ››› “Zombieland” (2009, Comedy) Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg. Premiere. Survivors of an apocalypse join forces against zombies. (2:00) 9:00 p.m. TF 60 ››› “Fracture” (2007, Suspenso) Anthony Hopkins, Ryan Gosling. Un abogado juega al gato y al raton con un sospechoso peligroso. (SS) (2:00) TCM ››‡ “Faithless” (1932, Drama) Tallulah Bankhead, Robert Montgomery. A financially ruined socialite fights to regain her status. Å (1:30) 10:00 p.m. SYFY ››› “Dawn of the Dead” (2004, Horror) Sarah Polley, Ving Rhames. Milwaukee residents fight zombies in a mall. (2:30)

BEST BETS ± 6 p.m. on HALL Movie: June in January: A bride-to-be who’s been dreaming of her wedding day all her life discovers that life has other plans. Instead of having her own beloved mother by her side, she’s faced with her fiance’s intimidating mom. ± 7 p.m. TBS TNT 20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards: It’s the award show where actors honor actors. Top honors for acting in film and television will be presented during this live, star-packed two-

hour event, which airs on TNT and sister channel TBS. Oscar, Emmy, Tony and Grammy winner Rita Moreno is this year’s recipient of SAG’s Life Achievement Award for her contributions to acting and her involvement in humanitarian and public service causes.

± 7:30 p.m. CBS 2 2 Broke Girls: What was supposed to be a weekend getaway for two at a cabin in the woods takes an awkward turn when Max, Caroline and Andy (Kat Dennings, Beth Behrs, Ryan Hansen) all wind up there. Garrett Morris, Matthew Moy and Jonathan Kite also star in “And the Bear Truth.”

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 12TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT WILL COUNTY STATE OF ILLINOIS ESTATE OF JOSEPH R. RYBAK, DECEASED. 13 P 853 Notice is given to creditors of the death of the above named deceWest Joliet Convenient Location dent. Letters of office were issued to Spacious 3BR, 1.5BA, CAC. NAOMI S. MOUNCE, 1622 EAST Laundry room, Sect 8 OK. STREET, LOCKPORT, ILLINOIS $945/mo. 815-722-1389 60441, as Independent TOR, whose attorney of record is EILEEN KERLIN WALSH, LAW OFFICES OF EILEEN KERLIN WALSH, 11301 SOUTH HARLEM, WORTH, ILLINOIS 60482. Wilmington-Office Building for imThe estate will be administered mediate rent. Great location on Rt. 53. 1000 sq ft, New Carpet. 815690-9514 Suburbs. - RENT TO OWN! Buy with No closing costs and get help with your credit. Call 708868-2422 or visit

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Friday, January 17, 2014 • Page 41 without court supervision, unless under section 5/28-4 of the Probate Act Ill. Compiled Stat. 1992, Ch. 755, par. 5/28-4) any interested person terminates independent administration at any time by mailing or delivering a petition to terminate to the clerk. Claims against the estate may be filed in the office of the clerk Pamela J. McGuire Clerk of the Court 57 N. Ottawa Street Joliet, IL 60432 or with the representative, or both, on or before JULY 17, 2014, or, if mailing or delivery of a notice from the representative is required by section 5/18-3 of the Probate Act, the date stated in that notice. Any claim not filed on or before that date is barred. Copies of a claim filed with the clerk must be mailed

PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Notice is hereby given that on Monday, February 3, 2014, at 12:00 p.m., at 116 North Chicago Street, Suite 101, Joliet, Illinois, 60432, a public hearing will be held before the Executive Director of the Will-Kankakee Regional Development Authority (the "Authority") or his designee, as required by Section 147(f) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended, regarding the issuance by the Authority of its not to exceed $1,800,000 Industrial Development Revenue Refunding Bonds (Avatar Corporation Project), Series 2014 (the “Bonds”). Proceeds of the Bonds will be loaned to Equinox Partners, LLC, a Colorado limited liability company doing business in Illinois as Equinox Group (the “Borrower”), in order to refund in whole the Village of Richton Park, Illinois Industrial Development Revenue Bonds, Series 1997 (Avatar Corporation Project) (the “Prior Bonds”). The Prior Bonds were issued for the purpose of financing costs of acquisition, construction and equipping of a 40,000 square feet manufacturing facility for the production of chemicals (the “Project”). The Project is owned by the Borrower and an affiliated land trust and leased to and operated by Avatar Corporation, an Illinois corporation (the “Corporation”). The Project is located at 500 Central Avenue in University Park, Illinois. The Bonds are special, limited obligations of the Authority, payable solely out of the revenues and other funds pledged and assigned for their payment in accordance with the agreement between the Borrower and the Authority under which the Bonds are issued. The Bonds do not constitute a debt of the Authority or the State of Illinois or any political subdivision thereof within the meaning of any provisions of the Constitution or statutes of the State of Illinois or a pledge of the faith and credit of the Authority or of the State of Illinois or any political subdivision thereof, or grant to the owners thereof any right to have the Authority or the General Assembly of the State of Illinois levy any taxes or appropriate any funds for the payment of the principal thereof or interest thereon. The above notice of public hearing is required by Section 147(f) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended. At the time and place set for the public hearing, residents, taxpayers and other interested persons will be given the opportunity to express their views for or against the proposed issuance of the Bonds and the financing and refinancing of the Project. Written comments may also be submitted to the Executive Director of the Authority at the address specified above, until February 3, 2014. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”), if any person with a disability as defined by the ADA needs special accommodations to participate in the public hearing, then he or she should contact the Authority at (866) 325-7525 by not later than February 2, 2014. Dated: January 17, 2014 WILL-KANKAKEE REGIONAL DEVELOPMENTAUTHORITY /s/ Andrew Hamilton Executive Director (Published in the Herald-News January 17, 2014. HN036)

or delivered by the claimant to the representative and to the attorney within 10 days after it has been filed. EILEEN KERLIN WALSH LAW OFFICES OF EILEEN KERLIN WALSH 11301 SOUTH HARLEM

WORTH, ILLINOIS 60482 708-448-5169 I585302 (Published in the Herald-News January 17, 24, 31, 2014)


PUBLIC NOTICE BLOMMER PETERMAN, S.C. IS A DEBT COLLECTOR. THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT WILL COUNTY ILLINOIS W.J. Bradley Mortgage Capital, LLC, Plaintiff, VS. Abraham A. Lara; Barbara J. Lara; Unknown Spouse of Abraham A. Lara; UNKNOWN OWNERS, NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS, and UNKNOWN TENANTS AND OCCUPANTS, Defendant(s) 701 Cornelia Street Joliet, IL 60435 13 CH 03799 NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE BY PUBLICATION The requisite Affidavit for Publication having been filed, notice is hereby given you, UNKNOWN OWNERS, NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS, and UNKNOWN TENANTS AND OCCUPANTS, Defendants in the aboveentitled cause, that the above-entitled Mortgage Foreclosure action was filed on November 26, 2013 and is now pending. The Names of all Plaintiffs and the Case Number are identified above. The Court in which this action was brought is identified above. The Names of all title holders of record are as follows: Abraham A. Lara and Barbara J. Lara The legal description of the mortgaged real estate sufficient to identify it with reasonable certainty: Lot 160 in Mason Place, a Subdivision of the West part of the North 1/2 of the Northeast 1/4 of Section 8, Township 35 North, Range 10 East of the Third Principal Meridian, in Will County, Illinois. A common address or description of the location of the real estate: 701 Cornelia Street, Joliet, IL 60435 Identification of the Mortgage to be foreclosed: Name of Mortgagor: Abraham A. Lara Name of Mortgagee: W.J. Bradley Mortgage Capital, LLC, as assignee of Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. as nominee for W.J. Bradley Mortgage Capital, LLC Date of Mortgage: 01/14/2013 Date of Recording: Mortgage recorded on 02/04/2013, Assignment recorded on 11/02/2013 County Where Recorded: Will Identification of Recording: Mortgage Document No. R2013014931, Assignment Document No. R2013128647 YOU MAY STILL BE ABLE TO SAVE YOUR HOME. DO NOT IGNORE THIS DOCUMENT. By order of the Chief Judge of the Circuit Court of the Twelfth Judicial Circuit, this case is set for Mandatory Mediation on January 16, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. at the Will County Court Annex-3rd Floor (Arbitration Center), 57 N. Ottawa St., Joliet, Illinois. A lender representative will be present along with a court appointed mediator to discuss options that you may have and to pre-screen you for a potential mortgage modification. YOU MUST APPEAR ON THE MEDIATION DATE GIVEN OR YOUR RIGHT TO MEDIATION WILL TERMINATE. NOW, THEREFORE, unless you, UNKNOWN OWNERS, NONRECORD CLAIMANTS, and UNKNOWN TENANTS AND OCCUPANTS, Defendants, file your answer to the Complaint for Foreclosure in this cause or otherwise make your appearance therein, in the Circuit Court of The Twelfth Judicial Circuit, Will County Illinois, held in the Will County Courthouse, 14 W. Jefferson Street, Suite 212, Joliet, IL 60432, on or before February 3, 2014, default may be entered against you and each of you at any time after that day and a Judgment for Foreclosure may be entered in accordance with the prayer of the Complaint for Foreclosure. Diana Rdzanek , ARDC 6306800 Blommer Peterman, S.C. 165 Bishops Way, Suite 100 Brookfield, WI 53005 T.847.464.8089 I582530 (Published in the Herald-News January 3, 10, 17, 2014)


Page 42 • Friday, January 17, 2014 STATE OF ILLINOIS ESTATE OF STELLA B. RISKUS, DECEASED. 13 P 862 Notice is given to creditors of the death of the above named decedent. Letters of office were issued to GEORGE A. RISKUS, 9660 PACIFIC CT., BURR RIDGE, IL 60521, as Independent EXECUTOR, whose attorney of record is VYTENIS LIETUVNINKAS, 4536 WEST 63RD STREET, CHICAGO, ILLINOIS 60629. The estate will be administered without court supervision, unless under section 5/28-4 of the Probate Act Ill. Compiled Stat. 1992, Ch. 755, par. 5/28-4) any interested person terminates independent administration at any time by mailing or delivering a petition to terminate to the clerk. Claims against the estate may be filed in the office of the clerk Pamela J. McGuire Clerk of the Court 57 N. Ottawa Street Joliet, IL 60432 or with the representative, or both, on or before JULY 3, 2014, or, if mailing or delivery of a notice from the representative is required by section 5/18-3 of the Probate Act, the date stated in that notice. Any claim not filed on or before that date is barred. Copies of a claim filed with the clerk must be mailed or delivered by the claimant to the representative and to the attorney within 10 days after it has been filed. VYTENIS LIETUVNINKAS 4536 WEST 63RD STREET

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS 60629 773-284-0100 I582878 (Published in the Herald-News January 3, 10, 17, 2014)



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 10 days after it has 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 Section 28-4 of the Probate Act (755 ILCS 5/28-4).

y ments and detailed specifications at the above address between the hours of 8:00 A.M. and 4:30 P.M., Monday through Friday or request a copy of them by emailing The City of Joliet reserves the right to reject any and all proposals, parts of any and all proposals or to waive technical errors or omissions in submitted proposals. No submitted bid may be withdrawn until a period of thirty (30) days after the bid opening date, without written consent of the City of Joliet.

The Contract shall be subject to the provisions of the Prevailing Robert J. Krupp Wage Act (820 ILCS 130/1 et Attorney for Representative seq.) to the extent required by law INDEPENDENT ADMINISTRATION and the City of Joliet Procurement PUBLICATION NOTICE (Published in the Herald-News Jan- Code (Section 2-430 - 2-453 of CREDITORS AND CLAIMANTS uary 10, 17, 24, 2014. HN020) the Code of Ordinances). JAMES D. HOCK 1. Notice is given of the death of City Manager LOUIS J. BELLINI, who died PUBLIC NOTICE on September 17, 2013 a MARGARET E. MCEVILLY resident of Bolingbrook, Purchasing/Contract Administrator LEGAL NOTICE County of Will, Illinois. CITY OF JOLIET 2. The Representative for the es(Published in the Herald-News Jantate is: REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS uary 17, 2014. HN047) Mary C. McNally The City of Joliet, Illinois does 181 Tennyson Drive hereby invite sealed proposals for Wheaton, IL 60189 PUBLIC NOTICE 3. The Attorney for the estate is: City of Joliet Consolidated Plan 2015-2019. KRUPP & KRUPP, LLP NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING 3281 Commerce Drive PLAINFIELD HISTORIC Proposals will be received at the Suite B DeKalb, Illinois 60115 Office of the City Clerk, City of Joliet PRESERVATION COMMISSION PLAINFIELD, ILLINOIS 4. Claims against the estate may Municipal Building, 150 West Jefbe filed on or before July 11, ferson Street, Joliet, Illinois 60432, 2014. Claims against the es- until 3 P.M. local time on February NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a Public Hearing will be held by the tate may be filed with the 14, 2014. Plainfield Historic Preservation Clerk of the Circuit Court, 14 West Jefferson Street, Joliet, Those desiring to submit propos- Commission to consider designatIllinois 60432, or with the als may examine the bid docu- ing the property located at 24027 Dated: January 8, 2014

Case No. 2013 P 878

g prope y W Lockport Street f/k/a 500-502 W Lockport Street, in the Village of Plainfield, Illinois, as a local historic landmark. The property is generally described as follows: The East 58 Feet Of Lot 1, In Block 2, Of The Original Town Of Plainfield, A Subdivision In The Northeast ¼ Of Section 16, Township 36 North, Range 9 East Of The Third Principal Meridian, In Will County, Illinois. TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that said hearing will be Thursday, February 13, 2014 at the Plainfield Village Boardroom, 24401 West Lockport Street, Plainfield, Illinois at 7:00 p.m. at which time and place all interested parties will have the opportunity to be heard. A legal description and an accurate map of the subject property will be on file with the Village Clerk. By order of the Corporate Authorities of the Village of Plainfield, Will County, Illinois. MICHELLE GIBAS VILLAGE CLERK (Published in the Herald-News January 17, 2014. HN049)

PUBLIC NOTICE LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE OF BIDDING Rotary Park Notice is hereby given that sealed bids will be received by the Board of Commissioners of the Lockport

The Herald News / po Township Park District, Will County, Illinois until the hour of 10:00 a.m. Sue Micklevitz, Executive Director on February 4, 2014 at the office of the Lockport Township Park Dis- (Published in the Herald-News Jantrict, 1911 S. Lawrence Avenue, uary 17, 2014. HN040) Lockport, Illinois for the installation of the playground equipment and poured-inplace play surfacing. Work will include earthwork operations, concrete paving, concrete curb, installation of drain tile and seeding.

PUBLIC NOTICE Instruction to Bidders: Bid documents will be available ASSUMED BUSINESS after 9:00a.m. January 17, 2014 NAME NOTICE from Lockport Township Park District, 1911 S. Lawrence Avenue, Certificate 28861 was filed in Lockport, IL 60441 the office of the County Clerk of Will County on December 30, 2013 Bids will be opened at 10:05 wherein the business firm of: a.m. on February 4, 2014 at Rancho Paredes which time the bids will be publicly Located at: read and action to award will be 2650 Lawrence Avenue Lockport, IL 60441 considered within thirty days. is registered and a certificate noAll proposals must be enclosed in tice setting forth the following: a sealed envelope marked sepa- BORDING HORSES rately on the outside "Rotary Park Owner: Sergio Paredes Joliet, IL Renovation" and addressed to Sue (815) 482-9246 Micklevitz, Executive Director at the This is to certify that the underPark District Office. signed, upon oath deposes and says that the foregoing is a true cerThe Board of Commissioners of tificate for the Assumed Business the Lockport Township Park District, Name and intends to conduct or Will County, Illinois reserves the transact business from the location right to reject any and all bids or (s) indicated and that the true or leportions thereof. Any questions gal full name(s) of the person(s) should be addressed to: Greg Lud- owning, conducting or transacting wig, Park Services, @ 815-838- the business is/are correct as shown. 5016 ext.12. /s/ Sergio Paredes The foregoing instrument was Dated this 17th day of January acknowledged before me by the 2014 person(s) intending to conduct the business this 30th day of December, 2013.

/s/ Nancy Schultz Voots Will County Clerk (Published in The Herald-News January 3, 10, 17, 2014. HN012)

PUBLIC NOTICE Certificate #28877 was filed in the office of the County Clerk of Will County on January 9, 2014 where in the business firm of Glamorous Hammer Located at 751 Mallard Drive, New Lenox, IL 60451 was registered; that the true or real name or names of the person or persons owning the business, with their respective post office address(es), Is/are as follows: Carrie Diemer 751 Mallard Drive New Lenox, IL 60451 IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and Official Seal at my office in Joliet; Illinois, this 2nd day of January, 2014. Nancy Schultz Voots Will County Clerk (Published in the Herald-News January 17, 24, 31, 2014. HN050)

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TON ONY Y’S Anniversary Salele

Vienna Bread



FINER FINE R FOODS “Your Most Complete Supermarket”

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at our Plainfiel Plainfieldd Locatio Locationn

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2300 IL Rt. 59, Plainield/Joliet • 815-733-2135 2%, 1%, or Skim

U.S.D.A. Choice Boneless



Top Sirloin Steak

Countrys Delight Milk






99 Sweet Imported




Green Seedless Grapes



General Mills Cereal

U. U.SS. Gov’t. Insp.



Pork Steak

Mountain 49 Ice Spring Water LB.

Limit 3


99 Antonino’s Select Pasta

$ 28 PK.

Limit 6

=2>/1)2$ 7!/ 65'& or Golden Grahams =2$/$ 7!/ 8'00<(,0 Toast Crunch =22/- 7!/ 3";.% 8+<5(4 =2$/$- 7!/ 9,0#% :"? 8+##5',4 16 =2* 7!/ 8+##5',4 OZ. Limit 6 Total






Butcher Boy Corn Oil

Kasia’s Pierogi U.S. Gov’t. Insp. U.S

Chicken Drumsticks


¢ LB.

Fruit on the Bottom or Light & Fit

Limit 4



3/$ 3/ $

Dannon Yogurt


6 OZ.




14 OZ.

Limit 2

99 96 OZ.


Bounty Basic Towels 8 Ct. Matlaw’s Tail Off 41-50 Ct.



Cooked Shrimp


99 LB.

Budweiser Bud Light Bud 55

Pepsi Diet Pepsi Mountain Dew Sierra Mist Crush

4 6 11 Premium Deli Meat ~ Always Fresh & Full of Flavors

Charmin Basic Double Roll Bath Tissue 12 Ct.

"21 %!33'., "21 -# 0.1)(+*, "21 *./2, %/* "21 $3(*'2 Head "21 /.*!%!+!/3 %3/&1., Boar’s Muenster Cheese


$ 99 LB.



Boar’s Head

London Broil

When you buy 2, Lesser $7.99 each


99 LB.


88 12 PK BTLS.

Boar’s Head

Honey Maple Ham


When you buy 4, 12 PK. CANS OR Lesser $4.00 each 6 PK., 24 OZ. BTLS.


$ 99 LB.

Boar’s Head

Blazing Buffalo Chicken Breast

99 LB.