Page 1

T U E S D A Y , J A N U A R Y 2 8 , 2 0 1 4 • $1.00 HIGH

4 -5 LOW

Complete forecast on page 5

TheHerald-News.com

HEALTH

Health initiative Muppets aim to boost kids’ health / 23 SPORTS

Big leagues Local players find their niche / 18 NEWS

Mom attacked Man sentenced in domestic battery / 2

FROZEN AGAIN

Region copes with another cold snap / Page 3


The Herald-News / TheHerald-News.com

Page 2 • Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Mom testifies she still loves her son TheHerald-News.com OFFICE 2175 Oneida St., Joliet, IL 60435 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday 815-280-4100 Fax: 815-729-2019 news@theherald-news.com CUSTOMER SERVICE 800-397-9397 customerservice@shawmedia.com Customer service hours 6:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday-Friday, 6:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday 8 a.m. to noon Sunday To subscribe, make a payment or discuss your delivery, contact Customer Service. Basic annual subscription rate: $202.80, daily delivery CLASSIFIED SALES 877-264-CLAS (2527) Email: classified@shawsuburban.com Fax: 815-477-8898 LEGAL NOTICES Linda Siebolds lsiebolds@shawmedia.com 877-264-CLAS (2527) Fax: 630-368-8809 RETAIL ADVERTISING 815-280-4101 OBITUARIES 877-264-2527 obits@theherald-news.com President John Rung General Manager Robert Wall 815-280-4102 rwall@shawmedia.com Editor Kate Schott 815-280-4119 kschott@shawmedia.com Advertising director Steve Vanisko 815-280-4103 svanisko@shawmedia.com The Herald-News and TheHerald-News.com are a division of Shaw Media. All rights reserved. Copyright 2014

• Relevant information • Marketing Solutions • Community Advocates

Joseph P. Conrad sentenced for attacking mother with baseball bat By BRIAN STANLEY bstanley@shawmedia.com JOLIET – Kathleen Conrad testified Monday that she still loves the son who attacked her with a baseball bat two years ago and left her for dead. But Joseph P. Conrad of Plainfield, won’t be allowed to come home after serving the six-year prison sentence he received, his mother said at his sentencing hearing. Joseph Conrad, now 22, pleaded guilty to aggravated domestic battery in exchange for an attempted murder charge being dropped. He called the attack on his mother “the worst decision I’ve ever made in my entire life” in a statement to the judge before he was sentenced. Kathleen Conrad said she is “almost 100 percent” physically recovered from the attack, but is “still very emotional.” She and her husband sent the state’s attorney a letter asking their son receive as much leniency as possible and supported the plea deal. Joseph Conrad hit his mother in the head and hands with a baseball bat several times, left the house to run errands, and returned to stage a phony crime scene before calling authorities, according to police accounts. It was not Joseph’s first violent episode at home, his mother testified.

Kathleen Conrad told Judge Carla Alessio-Policandriotes her son had been violent to her and her 15-yearold daughter before the bat attack, and he would not be allowed to live in their home after his release from prison. “I do love my son and this is very hard for me to be sitting here,” Kathleen Conrad said before leaving the courtroom. Joseph Conrad did not look at his other relatives who remained when making a statement before he was sentenced. He did not ask the judge for any phone calls or contact visits after he was sentenced. “Other offenders don’t see the harm they cause to strangers. You know the pain you have caused ... that you can see in your ongoing relationships with your family,” Alessio-Policandriotes said. “You’ll have to ask for forgiveness ... if they have the ability to forgive you.” On Dec. 5, 2011, Joseph Conrad hadn’t cleaned up the bathroom after shaving and was woken up by his parents to be told his cellphone and car keys would be taken away, police said. When his father left for work and his mother took a shower, Conrad got an aluminum baseball bat from the garage of their Hastings Drive home and waited at the bottom of the stairs

as she got dressed and came down. Detectives said Conrad hit the then43-year-old woman several times in the head and hands, then took a shower and used tissues to wipe the blood from the bat. Conrad pretended to be his mother to respond to text messages his father sent asking how he’d reacted to having his phone taken away before he drove to a subdivision off Route 59 and threw the bloody tissues into a drain. He went to a dental appointment, dropped off some newsletters at a restaurant and got gas for his car before he came home again, police said. Conrad went outside to smash a window with the bat, threw away the screen and called 911. Kathleen Conrad was taken to Saint Joseph Medical Center in critical condition where “doctors saved her life,” Assistant Will County State’s Attorney Chris Messina said. Joseph Conrad told police that he returned home to find his mother had been beaten. But police said neighbors contradicted Conrad’s answers about where cars were parked and when the garage door was closed, and Conrad soon confessed to the attack. At the time of his arrest Conrad had nearly completed an associate degree at Joliet Junior College where he was studying criminal justice and was working as a soccer referee.

Intoxicated man arrested on snowmobile By BRIAN STANLEY bstanley@shawmedia.com CHANNAHON – Police said a man was drunk while driving a snowmobile on the street early Saturday. Officers later found Roger A. Banks, 46, no address available, had cocaine in his pockets, according to Chief Jeff Wold. At 2:57 a.m. an officer was on patrol near Willard and Center streets when he saw the single

headlight of a snowmobile coming down the street toward him, Wold said. Snowmobiling on village streets is illegal. “ T h e light went out of sight for a moRoger Banks ment and came back up into view to continue toward the officer who said it appeared the snowmobile had been in

a wreck and the headlight was dangling from the front,” Wold said. The front of the Arctic Cat ZL600 was smashed when Banks hit a brick retaining wall when the sled briefly left the roadway, Wold said. Banks, who “smelled of alcohol,” was taken to the hospital for an examination and then arrested. “As he was being searched, officers found two baggies of cocaine,” Wold noted.

Banks, of the 25600 block of South May Court, was arrested and booked into the county jail on charges of driving under the influence of alcohol, driving under the influence of drugs, drug possession, operating an uninsured vehicle, operating a snowmobile on a roadway, operating a snowmobile under the influence of alcohol or drugs, improper lane usage and failing to reduce speed to avoid an accident.

LOTTERY ILLINOIS LOTTERY Midday Pick 3: 1-7-6 Midday Pick 4: 0-1-9-5 Evening Pick 3: 2-1-9 Evening Pick 4: 1-5-8-3 Lucky Day Lotto Midday: 4-10-11-14-30 Lucky Day Lotto Evening: 9-21-25-27-38 Lotto: 18-19-20-35-43-46 (15) Lotto jackpot: $12.75 million MEGA MILLIONS Est. jackpot: $71 million POWERBALL Est. jackpot: $171 million INDIANA LOTTERY Midday Daily 3: 2-0-6 Evening Daily 3: 2-5-4 Midday Daily 4: 1-4-9-8 Evening Daily 4: 9-6-0-4 Cash 5: 10-12-20-21-36 Lotto jackpot: $13 million WISCONSIN LOTTERY Pick 3: 3-7-7 Pick 4: 7-9-5-6 SuperCash: 8-9-10-12-19 Badger 5: 8-9-10-12-19

WHERE IT’S AT Advice ..........................................................27 Business.......................................................16 Classified................................................32-36 Comics....................................................28-29 Cover story.....................................................3 Features..................................................23-24 Local News.................................................4-9 Nation/World..........................................14-15 Puzzles.....................................................25-26 Obituaries................................................12-13 Opinion...........................................................17 Sports.......................................................18-22 Television......................................................31 Weather...........................................................5

ON THE COVER Gerald Gear uses a snowblower to clear snow from his driveway in Joliet Monday. Extreme cold on temperatures cover parts of the Midwest for the second time this month. See story page 3. Photo by Lathan Goumas – lathangoumas@shawmedia.com

CORRECTIONS Accuracy is important to The Herald-News and it wants to correct mistakes promptly. Please call errors to our attention by phone at 815-280-4100.


COVER STORY

The Herald-News / TheHerald-News.com

Tuesday, January 28, 2014 • Page 3

REPEAT PERFORMANCE Subzero temps return to region By FELIX SARVER fsarver@shawmedia.com JOLIET – Another round of subzero temperatures is creating scenes familiar from the deep freeze earlier this month. About 20 people came to the MorningStar Mission in Joliet to retreat from the cold during the day. The homeless shelter was expecting more during the night. Fifteen people called by mid-afternoon inquiring about open spots for Monday night, said Sandra Perzee, MorningStar Mission business manager. “They’re glad to get out of the cold when they get through the doors,” she said about the people who came to the shelter. Temperatures Tuesday in Will County are expected to range between zero to four degrees above zero, but wind chills still will be as low as 25 to 35 below zero, according to the National Weather Service. Temperatures at night are expected to drop as low as 5 to 9 degrees below zero with wind chills sinking to 15 to 25 below zero. Every public school district in Will County was closed Monday and almost all had by 6 p.m. Monday indicated they would be closed Tuesday, as well. State, county and city officials in northern Illinois are warning people to take extra caution as they travel outside during the cold weather. State police officials issued a weather advisory Monday saying they are expecting dangerously low temperatures, high winds and possible whiteout conditions. Deputies with the Will County Sheriff’s Office are watching

On the Web Visit TheHerald-News.com to keep up with weather-related closings and to view a photo gallery of images.

Weather This Week Tuesday: Sunny and cold, with a high near 2. Wind chill values as low as -30. West wind 5 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Wednesday: Sunny weather with high temperatures at 16 to 20 degrees. Wind chills are expected to be at 15 to 25 degrees below zero in the morning. Thursday: Cloudy with 40 percent chance of light snow. High temperatures in the upper 20s. Friday: Mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of snow. High temperatures between 17 to 21 degrees.

Source: National Weather Service for abandoned vehicles and making sure people aren’t stranded, office spokeswoman Kathy Hoffmeyer said. “We’re advising people to stay off the roads, stay home and stay warm,” she said. Two weather-related accidents happened Sunday in the Plainfield and Manhattan townships, she said. No one was fatally injured in either accident but one driver had to be taken to Silver Cross Hospital for injuries after being struck by a vehicle that lost control because of snow on roadways. Silver Cross Hospital emergency departments in New Lenox and Homer Glen received 15 people over the weekend and Monday for weather-related injuries, marketing director Tracy

Lathan Goumas – lathangoumas@shawmedia.com

Wind blows snow across County Line Road in Shorewood on Monday. Extreme cold temperatures cover parts of the midwest for the second time this month. Simons said. Some of the injuries were induced from slips, falls, a car accident and chest pain induced from shoveling snow, she said. Some public offices in Will County stayed open despite the cold weather. Will County government offices were open Monday and there was no indication they would be closed Tuesday, county communications director Anastasia Tuskey wrote in an email. The Will County Courthouse was open Monday and court staff anticipate it still will be open Tuesday. “It’s very rare that we close,” Circuit Clerk Chief Deputy

“They’re glad to get out of the cold when they get through the doors.” Sandra Perzee MorningStar Mission business manager

Chuck Squires said. Will County Emergency Management Agency officials issued a listing of close to 50 warming shelters available throughout the county. Some of them include the police station in Plainfield, Troy Township Community Center in Shorewood and Three

Rivers Library in Channahon. Joliet city workers were outside Sunday to wipe away snow from roadways, said Jim Trizna, the city’s public works director. So far they’ve been combating snowdrifts on roadways in the south and west side of the city, he said. Trizna said the city was not spreading salt on the roads because it would be ineffective with the temperatures so low. However, city workers may start salting the roads during the middle of Tuesday and Wednesday, he said. “Obviously, this winter has been a long tough winter so far,” he said.


LOCAL NEWS

Have a news tip? Contact News Editor Bob Okon at 815-280-4121 or bokon@shawmedia.com

Tuesday, January 28, 2014 The Herald-News / TheHerald-News.com Page 4

Snow days may take toll on school calendars Many have already used 4 of 5 emergency days By FELIX SARVER fsarver@shawmedia.com JOLIET – School districts may have to extend the academic year if the snow days keep piling up – which means students enjoying days off now could find the last day of school coming later in May or June than expected. Several Will County school districts are close to using up emergency days after sub-zero weather conditions caused many to take four snow days this month alone. Many local districts also aren’t holding classes Tuesday.

Counting this week’s closings, Lincoln-Way High School District 210 will have used four of its five emergency days. It’s the most snow days that Stacy Holland, district community relations director, can remember in her 22 years with the district. “We’ve just hadn’t had the extreme cold here like this since I’ve been working here,” she said. If school districts exhaust five of the emergency days state officials require them to build into school calendars, they may have to apply for Act of God Days if more days off are needed.

Lathan Goumas – lathangoumas@shawmedia.com

A truck plows Ingalls Avenue Monday morning. Act of God Days are used when school districts are faced with conditions that threaten the health and safety of students, according to the Illinois State Board of Education. The days must be approved by the regional superintendent and state su-

perintendent of education. The waiver reduces the number of required student attendance days in an academic year but do not negatively affect general state aid. Joliet Public School District 86 officials canceled classes because they didn’t

want students standing at bus stops during the cold weather. About 12,000 students attend the school district and 74 percent of them use bus transportation, district spokeswoman Sandy Zalewski said. The same was true for Plainfield School District 202, which has now used four of its emergency days and may push the last day of classes to May 30, district community relations director Tom Hernandez said. District 202 has about 28,000 students and 20,000 of them take the bus. Hernandez said district officials didn’t want students waiting for buses that could be delayed because of the weather. Some parents are supportive of school closings during bad weather while

others are not, he said. But district administrations have to think about the safety of students. School closings may spell a longer school year. Joliet School District 86 also is looking at the possibility of pushing back the end of the academic year. Three snow days this year has meant lost classroom time for juniors with the Lockport High School District 205 who have to study for the ACT and Prairie State Achievement Examination in April, District Superintendent Todd Wernet said. District officials are looking to amend their school calendar with the school year ending on May 29 but still have to consider how it will affect graduation dates and exam periods, he said.

School District 202 approves grant to build greenhouse By VIKAAS SHANKER vshanker@shawmedia.com PLAINFIELD – Eighth grader Shauna Gilles’ efforts to introduce healthier food options for Heritage Grove Middle School are starting to gain steam after the Plainfield Community Consolidated School District 202 Board of Education unanimously approved a grant to build a greenhouse at the school Monday night. Gilles wrote the grant for the school as part of a national competition for the National Football League’s “Funds for Fuel Up to Play 60” program. The NFL partners with the National Dairy Council to sponsor

school projects that introduce kids to healthier diets. “Thousands of people applied, so I was surprised after I got past the first round,” Gilles said, adding that she had a 1 in 2,000 shot of winning the project for the school. “But the more I worked on it, the more I thought this could win.” The school will receive $4,000 for the greenhouse project, which is funded by an American Capital grant and will grow healthy fruits and vegetables to promote students’ lifestyle changes. Gilles was selected as one of five national ambassadors for the “Fuel to Play 60” program in June, and participated in a leadership sum-

Other approved items include: • Updating and repairing Plainfield Academy marquee, by Express Signs and Lighting Maintenance Inc., $1,450 using budgeted funds. • Completion and filing of 10-year life safety surveys for elementary schools Bonnie McBeth, Creekside, Crystal Lawns, Eagle Pointe, Grand Prairie, Lakewood Falls, Lincoln, Meadow View, ridge, River View and Walker Grove; middle schools Drauden Point, Heritage grove, Indian Trail and Timber Ridge; and high schools Plainfield Academy, Plainfield Central and Plainfield South. • Issuance of spirit debit cards with Plainfield school district 202 names, mascot and colors for revenue of $5 per card, by Heartland Bank and Trust Company. mit through the program. She was honored in several events during the past six months and got to meet members of the Chicago Bears along with NFL Com-

missioner Roger Goodell. “You have a very intelligent student,” Heritage Grove Principal Shannon Miller said about Gilles. “She definitely is a role

model to our students here. They all look up to her.” A straight-A student, Gilles is an advocate for reducing childhood obesity and changing the meal patterns of American youth. She eats healthy and participates in horseback riding, softball, track and cross country. Gilles and Miller worked together with American Capital to come up with plans for the greenhouse. “She has the determination to continue with the job she has been doing,” Miller said. “She is driven.” Gilles will join six other national project winners in New York on Tuesday and meet Carla Hall, a tele-

vision personality known for her role as a chef-host on NBC’s television show, “The Chew.” “We’re going to talk about how to go about making the application a reality in school,” Gilles said, marking the two-day trip as a good opportunity to learn entrepreneurial skills and figure out what the next step is to build the greenhouse. The board also approved a $5,000 climbing wall for Freedom Elementary School on Monday. The wall will be installed by Cliffs and Cables, LLC, and will be paid for by the Freedom Parent Teacher Organization.


The Herald-News / TheHerald-News.com

Tuesday, January 28, 2014 • Page 5

Seven-Day Forecast for Will County TODAY

THU

WED

FRI

National Weather

SAT

SUN

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

MON

Seattle 48/43 Billings 30/25

Clouds and sun; bitterly cold

Mostly sunny and not as cold

4-5

Snow showers possible

1914

Snow or flurries possible

285

169

Mostly cloudy

Partly sunny and very cold

27 10

Cloudy

27 18

20 11

Bill Bellis

Atlanta 36/20 El Paso 58/28

Hammond 8/3 Oak Lawn 2/-5

Yorkville 4/-8 Joliet 4/-5

Ottawa 4/-2

Coal City 4/-2

Streator 5/-1

UV Index

The higher the AccuWeather.com UV Index™ number, the greater the need for eye and skin protection.

10 a.m.

Noon

1 2 p.m.

0 4 p.m.

0-2 Low; 3-5 Moderate; 6-7 High; 8-10 Very High; 11+ Extreme

Air Quality Reading as of Monday

28 0 50 100 150 200

300

Peotone 2/-4

Morris 4/-3

500

0-50 Good; 51-100 Moderate; 101-150 Unhealthy for sensitive groups; 151-200 Unhealthy; 201-300 Very Unhealthy; 301-500 Hazardous Source: Airnow.gov

Weather History On Jan. 28, 1922, the roof of the Knickerbocker Theatre in Washington, D.C., collapsed after a 25-inch snowfall. More than 100 people were killed instantly.

Kankakee 4/-3

Almanac Joliet Regional Airport through 3 p.m. yesterday Temperatures High/low ..................................................... 5°/-4° Normal high/low ...................................... 32°/17° Record high ....................................... 56° in 2002 Record low ....................................... -12° in 1982

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

0.02” 1.65” 1.59” 1.65” 1.59”

Regional Weather City Aurora Bloomington Champaign Deerfield Gary Hammond Joliet Kankakee

Today Hi Lo W 0 -9 pc 6 0 pc 6 0 pc 0 -7 pc 2 -4 pc 8 3 pc 4 -5 pc 4 -3 pc

Wednesday Hi Lo W 17 12 s 21 16 s 22 14 s 18 14 s 21 14 s 24 17 s 19 14 s 19 14 s

City Kenosha La Salle Munster Naperville Ottawa Peoria Pontiac Waukegan

Today Hi Lo W 0 -9 pc 4 -1 pc 2 -3 pc 2 -8 pc 4 -2 pc 8 2 pc 6 1 pc 0 -9 pc

Wednesday Hi Lo W 15 12 s 21 18 s 19 14 s 18 13 s 20 16 s 24 19 s 22 17 s 16 13 s

Des Plaines River Stages Fld: flood stage. Prs: stage in feet at 7 a.m Monday. Chg: change in previous 24 hours. Station Fld Prs Chg Station Fld Prs near Russell .................. 7 ...... 3.46 ...... none at River Forest ............ 16 ...... 4.27 near Gurnee .................. 7 ...... 1.77 .... +0.05 at Riverside ................... 7 ...... 2.84 at Lincolnshire ......... 12.5 ...... 6.80 ..... -0.14 near Lemont ............... 10 ....... 6.42 near Des Plaines ........... 5 ...... 1.15 ..... -0.01 at Lyons ....................... -- .... 11.48

Sun and Moon Sunrise Sunset Moonrise Moonset

Today 7:08 a.m. 5:03 p.m. 4:50 a.m. 2:53 p.m.

New Wednesday 7:08 a.m. 5:05 p.m. 5:44 a.m. 4:05 p.m.

Miami 81/67

Chicago 1/-6

Oak Park 2/-6

Sandwich 4/-7

First

Full

Chg ...... none ..... -0.12 ..... -0.05 ...... none

Last

City Albuquerque Anchorage Atlanta Austin Baltimore Billings Boise Boston Burlington, VT Charlotte Chicago Cincinnati Cleveland Dallas Denver Des Moines Detroit Honolulu Houston Indianapolis Kansas City Knoxville Las Vegas Little Rock Los Angeles Louisville

Today Hi Lo W 48 24 pc 38 28 pc 36 20 sn 38 23 i 18 8 pc 30 25 pc 28 28 c 20 13 pc 16 3 sf 31 18 sn 1 -6 pc 9 0 pc 6 -3 c 36 18 pc 28 17 pc 10 2 pc 3 -5 pc 77 67 c 34 27 i 6 0 pc 22 12 s 26 10 c 67 44 s 30 12 c 73 53 pc 16 5 pc

Wednesday Hi Lo W 55 32 s 36 25 pc 35 16 pc 46 25 pc 24 12 pc 40 12 sn 42 29 i 22 13 c 16 5 pc 35 11 pc 19 15 s 20 10 s 14 7 s 47 32 s 57 33 pc 32 18 pc 14 8 s 78 67 s 44 27 pc 20 12 s 44 25 pc 30 10 s 68 50 s 38 22 s 75 53 s 25 15 s

City Memphis Miami Milwaukee Minneapolis Nashville New Orleans New York City Oklahoma City Omaha Orlando Philadelphia Phoenix Pittsburgh Portland, ME Portland, OR Raleigh Sacramento St. Louis Salt Lake City San Diego San Francisco San Juan, PR Seattle Tampa Toledo Washington, DC

Today Hi Lo W 25 12 c 81 67 pc -2 -5 pc -3 -8 pc 20 5 c 35 27 i 18 12 pc 30 16 pc 16 4 s 78 56 c 18 11 pc 73 49 s 8 -3 pc 20 5 pc 48 41 r 30 22 sn 65 47 pc 16 10 s 38 29 pc 69 53 pc 61 53 pc 84 72 pc 48 43 r 75 50 c 4 -6 pc 20 13 pc

Wednesday Hi Lo W 34 22 s 82 64 c 16 12 s 20 3 pc 27 12 s 36 24 c 22 15 pc 47 25 s 37 17 pc 59 44 c 23 14 pc 74 50 s 13 3 pc 22 6 pc 53 38 r 32 10 sn 62 50 pc 36 24 pc 48 33 sh 69 54 pc 61 53 c 84 73 s 49 41 r 59 40 c 13 7 s 28 15 pc

Wednesday Hi Lo W 88 72 t 60 44 r 64 48 sh 60 43 s 39 26 c 75 61 s 68 47 pc 91 72 s 46 24 s 26 19 c 86 70 pc 69 51 s 22 -3 sn 87 71 pc 60 36 s 44 34 pc 73 59 pc 84 65 t 71 62 s 60 42 s

City Johannesburg Kabul London Madrid Manila Mexico City Moscow Nairobi Nassau New Delhi Paris Rio de Janeiro Rome Seoul Shanghai Singapore Sydney Tokyo Toronto Vancouver

Today Hi Lo W 77 58 pc 55 28 s 45 39 sh 45 34 sh 84 70 pc 73 46 pc 4 -12 s 86 59 pc 81 72 pc 70 50 pc 45 36 sh 92 75 s 46 33 sh 34 21 pc 58 43 c 84 75 pc 84 68 s 57 36 s 7 2 sf 46 41 r

Wednesday Hi Lo W 78 60 t 53 28 pc 45 36 sh 46 32 pc 86 71 s 69 42 pc -1 -14 s 86 57 s 82 70 c 70 48 pc 39 37 c 92 76 s 50 48 r 43 30 s 55 45 c 86 75 pc 88 68 s 54 37 s 14 8 pc 46 38 r

World Weather City Acapulco Athens Algiers Amman Amsterdam Auckland Baghdad Bangkok Beijing Berlin Buenos Aires Cairo Calgary Caracas Damascus Dublin Hanoi Havana Hong Kong Jerusalem

Today Hi Lo W 88 70 pc 54 50 r 57 41 pc 51 42 pc 41 34 c 71 56 s 69 48 t 90 72 s 40 21 s 34 19 pc 81 70 r 65 51 s 37 15 pc 87 72 pc 55 40 c 41 40 sh 73 61 c 85 63 s 71 62 s 52 43 c

Weather (W): s-sunny, pc-partly cloudy, c-cloudy, sh-showers, t-thunderstorms, r-rain, sf-snow flurries, sn-snow, i-ice.

Jan 30

New York 18/12

Washington 20/13

Kansas City 22/12

Houston 34/27

Aurora 0/-9

2

Detroit 3/-5

Denver 28/17

Los Angeles 73/53

Evanston 2/-5

De Kalb 0/-5

1

Chicago 1/-6

San Francisco 61/53

Chief Meteorologist

Shown is today’s weather. Temperatures are today’s highs and tonight’s lows.

Elgin 0/-9

Minneapolis -3/-8

Feb 6

Feb 14

Feb 22

Forecasts and graphics provided by AccuWeather, Inc. ©2014


Page 6 • Tuesday, January 28, 2014

LOCAL

The Herald-News / TheHerald-News.com

Guns, Fests: Pet Weekly ekly Do they mix? Announcing

Proposed change to concealed carry would allow guns at summer festivals By LAUREN LEONE–CROSS lleonecross@shawmedia.com People attending the Taste of Joliet this summer would be allowed to bring their guns – but not their coolers – under legislation proposed last week. The proposal aims to loosen up restrictions in the state’s new concealed-carry law. As it stands now, Illinois’ concealed-carry law outlines a long list of prohibited places, including public gatherings and special events. That includes typical summer festivals held throughout the area, such as the Taste of Joliet, which sees up to 60,000 attendees over a three-day period. Senate Bill 2653, sponsored by state Sen. Gary Forby, a downstate Democrat, throws out that restriction, and would allow a person with a valid permit to carry a weapon into a neighborhood street festival, for example. It’s unclear whether either bill has enough support to pass in the Illinois House or Senate. Proponents of the changes say the restriction is one of several caveats in the original bill that unintentionally turns law-abiding gun owners into criminals, while opponents say these restrictions are in place to promote public

Other concealed carry changes proposed • Senate Bill 2653, sponsored by Sen. Gary Forby, D-Benton, allows guns at public gatherings and special events. • Senate Bill 2654, sponsored by Forby, allows firearms to be taken into hospitals, nursing homes and mental health facilities. • Senate Bill 4255, sponsored by Rep. Jerry Costello II, D-Belleville, allows guns on public buses and trains. safety. Glen Marcum, president of the Joliet Park District Board, which spearheads the annual Taste festival, said Friday he’s “110 percent” against allowing guns at the June event. “I just don’t feel comfortable mixing large crowds, alcohol, a family atmosphere and guns,” Marcum said. “I’m concerned that in the kind of hustle-and-bustle atmosphere, people tend to get irritated and tempers could fly.” While the law currently prohibits people under the influence of alcohol from carrying, Marcum argued Joliet police cannot logistically keep watch of every gun-carrying person attending the festival. The three-day festival could see up to 20,000 people each day, he said. “We’ve had very little trouble in the three years I’ve been on the board. Maybe one little fight,” he said. “The Joliet police are on top of it. How can they make sure that someone carrying is not drinking?

I don’t know how they’d monitor that.” Todd Vandermyde, state lobbyist for the National Rifle Association, argued that the long list of prohibited places is considerably too restrictive. “The people that don’t like people carrying firearms in public, their whole notion is they don’t want guns where there’s a group of people. That kind of negates the whole purpose,” he said. State Rep. Lawrence Walsh Jr., D-Joliet, who voted yes on gun legislation in July, said he would like to see the state’s first concealed-carry law work its way through the system before lawmakers attempt any drastic changes. “My take on it is, we passed concealed carry. It took us umpteen years to get there. The first permit hasn’t even been issued yet,” he said. “Let’s get the permits out there and see how it works and then if we need to make adjustments two, three years down the road, let’s do it.”

Low Cost Vaccination Clinics 1st Saturday of the month 12 pm-3 pm

Shorewood Animal Hospital, LLC Serving the Shorewood Community since 1976

504 Brookforest Ave. (Rt. 59) Shorewood 815-744-2082

Please call for an appointment and pricing details.

Precious Pets Dog Walking & Pet Sitting www.familypreciouspets.com

New Puppy New Year 10% off our wonderful services. new customers only

815-354-1894 www.2paws4upetbakery.com

Yo u r A d Here

January Special $5 Off Any Regular Grooming Visit Expires Exp. 1/31/14 3/26/13

To To Advertise thispage, page, Advertise on this please call please call 815-280-4101 815.773.7158


The Herald-News / TheHerald-News.com

Tuesday, January 28, 2014 • Page 7

Old prison walls still make an impression

Joliet Professional Pharmacy welcomes Kim Hess PharmD, RPh (formerly of Dominicks) to our growing team

Still no answers on how to put old Joliet Correctional Center back to use By LAUREN LEONE–CROSS lleonecross@shawmedia.com JOLIET – Shattered windows, peeling paint and crumbling drywall aside, the rapidly deteriorating 156-year-old Joliet prison is worth saving. So says Gregory Peerbolte, executive director of the Joliet Area Historical Museum, who got his first, rare glimpse inside the shuttered facility during a two-hour tour Friday with city and state officials. The group is looking for a new use for the vacant prison. There were mixed reviews, as Joliet’s new city manager said the place looked worse than he expected. But Peerbolte was awestruck by the neo-Gothic guard towers and 20-foothigh limestone walls. “The Joliet limestone. It practically glows out there,” Peerbolte said. “I know it’s not a pleasant place or a place where anyone would hope to spend an extended amount of time, but with the snow and the limestone, it was very striking.” The prison, which opened in the 1850s, draws visitors from around the world despite being inaccessible to the public, he said. The prison is famous for its appearance in the 1980 film “The Blues Brothers,” but more recently its collapsing ceilings and rusted cell bars. “When people show up [at the museum] they ask,

‘How can we get out there? Can we get in the building? How can we see it?’ It happens a lot, way more often than people think,” Peerbolte said. “It’s the one thing we’re consistently asked about the most in terms of other sites in Joliet, but no one can go inside it.” Kendall Jackson, the city’s director of planning and economic development, said there are no quick-andeasy answers to address the building’s structural issues. Officials can’t wait much longer to redevelop the shuttered site into a tourism magnet, he said, because the longer they wait, the more dollars it’s going to take. And money is the one thing Illinois and the city of Joliet don’t have on hand, he said. Despite on-and-off talks of redeveloping the prison, the lack of money, along with a $3.8 million price tag required just to stabilize the complex, has placed things at a standstill. Jim Hock, who became city manager in November, had previously suggested the price of repairs, which addresses structural issues within all seven buildings at the Collins Street prison, could be scaled back if only certain buildings were restored. Hock also got his first look Friday inside the stateowned prison. Hock said he was “disappointed” in the amount of damage, adding

he had watched a videotape before touring the prison, which showed the buildling about the time it was shuttered in 2002. “It’s pretty rundown now,” he said. “Had I walked in not knowing what to expect, it would have been easier to take. ... The roof is leaking in main cellblock. There was ice in the floor. Paint chips falling from the ceiling.” State Sen. Pat McGuire, D-Joliet, said Friday’s tour focused on the Joliet Correctional Center’s administrative building and its adjacent cellblock, both of which have suffered damage over the years but have the most tourism potential. Developing the site into a tourist attraction is the ultimate goal, but basic environmental concerns must first be addressed, he said. Soil samples were taken Friday, he said, noting a previous report by the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency found elevated levels of metals in select areas where prison industries once operated. Everyone is still very much in the planning stages, McGuire said. “Given the state of the state’s finances, seeking a state appropriate to rehabilitate the Collins Street prison would be a tough sell in Springfield and here at home,” he said. Whoever takes over the prison could pursue federal or state grants to help with costs, he said.

Chad Kodiak, PharmD, RPh

Kim Hess PharmD, RPh

- $4 Generics - Discount Rx Card

Dennis Dombrowski, RPh

- FREE Kid’s Vitamin

2100 Glenwood Ave. Joliet • 815.725.9314 www.jpprx.com

Jane Fahrner, RPh Chip Kodiak 1946 - 2011

“Big enough to serve your every need, small enough to know your name.”


Page 8 • Tuesday, January 28, 2014

LOCAL NEWS

The Herald-News / TheHerald-News.com

Get a rate that’s

Georgia man sentenced twice as nice! for mortgage scheme One victim wanted to buy Shorewood church By BRIAN STANLEY bstanley@shawmedia.com CHICAGO – A Georgia man who bilked churches and small businesses out of $225,000 while promising to arrange mortgage loans – including one for a property in Shorewood – has been sentenced to federal prison. Jamal E. Lawson, 44,

was sentenced last week to 52 months in prison and ordered to pay $227,252 in restitution, according to the U.S. Attorney’s office. One of the victims, a Sauk Village minister, sent Lawson $3,950 to guarantee a $742,000 loan that would cover the purchase of the former church at 114 Channahon

St. in Shorewood, the U.S. Attorney’s office said. Between June 2009 and December 2010, Lawson, a Duluth, Ga., resident who previously lived in Dayton, Ohio, offered to provide loans to pastors of 20 churches and a dozen small businesses in Illinois, Georgia, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon and

Virginia. Instead of funding the total of $600 million in loans he’d promised, Lawson used the advance fees he was wired to pay for clothing, cars, food and travel, according to court records. Lawson was found guilty on three counts of wire fraud after a twoweek trial in August.

Will County heroin deaths decline By BRIAN STANLEY bstanley@stmedianetwork.com WILL COUNTY – The number of heroin deaths in 2013 was down substantially from a record high the year before. Will County Coroner Patrick K. O’Neil announced Monday that toxicology results show 35 fatal heroin overdoses occurred 2013, compared to 53 in 2012. The number of deaths are still alarming, but the drop gives some hope to those trying to reverse the growing use of heroin. Will County averaged one heroin death annually throughout the 90s, but the problem has grown almost exponentially since then. There were five deaths in 2000. Fifteen in 2005. Twenty-six in 2010. Thirty in 2011. “While [last year’s] number represents 35

“While [last year’s] number represent 35 families whose lives have been forever changed at the loss of a family member, I am encouraged by this change in the trend.” Patrick K. O’Neil Will County Coroner

families whose lives have been forever changed at the loss of a family member, I am encouraged by this change in the trend,” O’Neil said. “It’s difficult to theorize what caused this decrease, but people know it’s a problem. It doesn’t matter where I go, people ask about the heroin problem. We’re getting the word out,” O’Neil said. There were no suspected heroin deaths this year as of Monday morning, but despite the positive trend, O’Neil said the lead-

ers behind Will County Heroin Education Leads to Preventative Solutions, or HELPS, have no plans to let up. “It’s still a top concern,” he said. HELPS was formed by O’Neil, Will County Executive Larry Walsh, State’s Attorney James Glasgow, Sheriff Paul Kaupas and anti-heroin activist John Roberts in 2010 to combat the epidemic. “We have held countless forums in communities across Will County to raise awareness to the

physical, mental, social and legal ramifications of heroin use,” Walsh said in a statement. “I am extremely proud of the partnerships we have created to spread this important message. We have met so many families who have been touched by heroin that we know our efforts have not been in vain.” Walsh also noted a partnership with the Robert Crown Center for Health Education that is in the second year of a pilot heroin prevention program at Joliet Township High Schools and Troy Middle Schools. “We will not rest until we have driven heroin out of Will County,” Walsh said. “Our greatest weapon against this epidemic is to educate people about the effects of heroin.” The annual heroin community forum is scheduled for May 17.

Forget other banks— save your money where it earns more money. M&M Bank consistently pays more than twice the market average on a Premier Savings Account.*

Open yours today! • Choose Passbook or Statement • $500 Minimum Balance • No Checking Account Required • No Direct Deposit Required

et a free toaster… when you pop in and open an account! Effective 01/20/14, get a free toaster upon opening a new Premier Savings Account with a minimum of $500, while supplies last. Limit one toaster per household. Offer valid for new money not currently on deposit at Merchants and Manufacturers Bank. Interest rate on Premier Savings Account is 0.25% with a 0.25% Annual Percentage Yield (APY). Minimum balance to earn the stated rate is $500.00. Balances between $100.00 and $499.99 will earn the regular savings interest rate, currently 0.10% with a 0.10% APY. Balances below $100.00 will not earn interest. If the account balance falls below the minimum balance of $500.00, the account will be charged a $5.00 monthly maintenance fee. An early account close penalty will apply if the account is closed within the first six months. Fees may reduce earnings. All terms, including the interest rate, are subject to change. Activity and other restrictions may apply – please inquire for details. *Based on a survey of 10 other Will County financial institutions for savings accounts with a balance of $2,500 from the period of 09/2011 to 01/2014.

601 East Cass Street • Joliet, IL 60432 • 815-740-3250 801 South Briggs Street • Joliet, IL 60433 • 815-740-3280 990 Essington Road • Joliet, IL 60435 • 815-729-4040 25140 West Channon Drive • Channahon, IL 60410 • 815-467-4386

www.m-mbank.com


The Herald-News / TheHerald-News.com

* Tuesday, January 28, 2014 • Page 9

WILL COUNTY AUTO ATING CELEBYREARS 31 CRAFTS 414 W. JEFFERSON STREET • JOLIET

815.726.7373

Weather Bureau Predicts Continuous COLD TEMPS...so REMOTE CONTROL don’t get into a cold vehicle! STARTER $

199

KEEPS VEHICLE RUNNING REMOTE CONTROL UP TO 20 MINUTES STARTER • RANGE UP TO 300 FT.

$

199

VEHICLECONTROLS RUNNING •KEEPS TWO REMOTE UP TO 20 MINUTES • 1 YEAR PARTS AND LABOR • RANGE UP TO 300 FT. • TWO REMOTE CONTROLS • 1 YEAR PARTS AND LABOR

WINTER IS CLOSER THAN YOU THINK Photo provided

Morris resident Jon Erickson took photos of a sundog seen in Morris on Monday morning. This shot was off the Illinois River.

Sundog makes its way over horizon Monday By JESSICA BOURQUE jbourque@shawmedia.com MORRIS – In ancient mythology and history, they were thought to be bad omens, but the “sundogs” that lit up the sky Monday were welcomed by the several local residents who saw them. “This morning when I got up to drink my coffee, I saw the top of it coming over the horizon,” Coal City resident Dave Neal said Monday. “It’s one of those natural phenomenons that you really enjoy seeing.” A sundog – scientifically known as a parhelion – is a natural atmospher-

ic phenomenon. It is characterized by brightly colored spots showing on the circumference of a rainbow-colored sun halo that forms as a result of sunlight being refracted by ice crystals, according to the National Weather Service. Sundogs were seen across northern Illinois on Monday morning because of low temperatures, blowing snow and scattered cloud cover. “I’d heard about them, but I hadn’t seen one before,” said Morris resident Jon Erickson, who snapped a photo of a sun dog in Morris on Monday. “It was really neat.” Both Erickson and Neal

said they watched the sundog for about 40 minutes before it disappeared. The origin of the term “sundog” is unclear, according to Oxford English Dictionary, but according to the History Channel, the earliest depiction of the unusual weather event can be traced to April 20, 1535 when a Swedish oil-painting titled “The Sun Dog Painting” was created. The Swedish interpretted the sundog as a bad omen from the Gods, marking the God’s displeasure with their current king. Today, sundogs can be seen in every part of the world in every season, but

are more prevalent and striking in the colder temperatures. “They are not uncommon in the winter, but usually occur when temperatures are low causing ice crystal to form in the air,” said Amy Seeley, meteorologist for the National Weather Service. Sundogs were seen by Illinois residents earlier this month on Jan. 6 when the first wave of cold temperatures hit the area. “I saw one last time it was so cold, but I didn’t have my camera,” Neal said. “This time, I had enough time to drink my coffee and enjoy the sunrise.”

• • • •

Air Conditioning Systems Power Locks Power Windows Electric Sunroofs

REMOTE KEYLESS ENTRY LOCKS & UNLOCKS YOUR DOORS & TRUNK

$

REPAIR CRUISE CONTROL

139

$

Installed Most Cars

HEADLINER REPLACEMENT ONLY

Installed Most Cars

250Includes Removal

$

WE

of Old Unit and Installation of New One

399

Installed Most Cars

WE REPAIR FACTORY • GM • Chrysler RADIOS • Ford One Week Service (Most Vehicles)

• Digital Electronic ELECTRONIC $ Compass 225 REARVIEW W • Outside Temperature Display MIRROR Hands Free Cellphone - It’s the LAW! Reg. $21995

Avoid a cell phone ticket with hands free calling.

Now $16995 VOICE DIAL

20995

RVM Series Rear view Mirror w/4.3” display Back up Camera Addnt’l $9995

Suggested Retail $

Hands-free

Now $

16995 KDC-BT555U

50 W x 4 Mosfet, 13-seg / 11-Dig FL display with variable color illumination, Built-in Bluetooth w/ external mic, 3 RCA preout (2.5V), AAC/MP3/CD, Front aux input, Front USB inputs, Android Music Control, Steering wheel remote input, Detachable face

MiniKit Smart

Retail 12995

$

Portable Bluetooth Hands-free Charging Holder for Smartphones Adjustable for portrait or landscape, Connect simultaneously 2 phones (multipoint), Voice recognition to accept or reject calls and call contacts, Listen to music or Nav voice commands, Automatically switches on when you get in vehicle , Stores 2000 contact per phone, Up to 10 hours of talk time, Includes multi position suction cup mount, Bullt-in rechargeable Li-Ion battery, Available App Suite for iPhone and Android


Page 10 • Tuesday, January 28, 2014

The Herald-News / TheHerald-News.com SERVING THE JOLIET AREA SINCE 1981

FOODS

certified warehouse 118 E. Jackson, Joliet 1225 S. Richards, Joliet

SALE DATES: Wed., Jan. 29th thru Tues., Feb. 4th

39

1

Prairie Farms

Orange Juice

64 Oz. Bottle

All Items While Supply Lasts, No Rainchecks, Quantity Rights Reserved

Government Inspected Bone In

Chicken Breasts or Thighs

Roma

Russet

Tomatoes

Potatoes

¢

19

69 1 79 4 2 ¢ 00 79 2 599 2 5 79 4 2 3 29 1 1 2 99 4 ¢ Lb.

8 Lb. Bag

Lb.

Papas Russet

Jitomates Roma

Home Kitchen

Fresh Pork

Neckbones

V&V Supremo

Bacon

Crema Supremo

15 Oz. Ctns

V&V Supremo

Queso Fresco

1 Lb. Pkgs.

Lb.

Espinazo de Puerco

Country Style

Dutch Farms

Pork Ribs

Chicken Breast Nuggets

Costillas Rancheras

Avocados For

Bologna

Lb.

Hass

48 Oz. Pkg.

Bar-S

29 1 Lb. Pkg.

12 Oz. Pkgs.

Washington Red

Delicious Apples

¢ Lb.

Homemade

Baby Peeled

Pork Sausage

Carrots

1 Lb. Roll

00

00

Old Folks

99

00

¢ 1 Lb. Pkg.

Guacamole

99 Lb.


The Herald-News / TheHerald-News.com

Tuesday, January 28, 2014 • Page 11 SERVING THE JOLIET AREA SINCE 1981

00 Water

23

Block or Shredded

Centrella

8 Oz. Pkgs.

Cheese

Centrella

Limit 2, Please!

Excludes Swiss

99

1

24 Pk. 16.9 Oz.

All Items While Supply Lasts, No Rainchecks, Quantity Rights Reserved

Open Pit

BBQ Sauce

¢ ¢ Cake Mix 99 Helper

89 49 1 18 Oz. Bottle

Betty Crocker

Betty Crocker Frosting

Kraft Deluxe

BBQ Sauce

Mac & Cheese

1 Ketchup 1

Kraft

Heinz

99

16 Oz. Can

99

4.7-7.5 Oz. Box

Hormel Chili with Beans

1 10 1000 9-14 Oz. Box

15 Oz. Cans

Limit 2 Total, Please!

Kraft Mayo or

16 Oz. Bottle

Nabisco

Ritz Crackers

38 Oz. Bottle

General Mills 8.9-12.25 Oz.

• Cheerios • Honey Nut Cheerios

00

2 5

2

• Froot Loops • Apple Jacks • Frosted Flakes

00

3 9

Totino’s

Pizza or Pizza Rolls

30 Oz. Jar

Spike’s

7.5-10.7 Oz. Pkgs.

Prego Pasta Sauce

2 5 99 2 3 Potato 69 ¢ Chips 49 1 99 99 ¢ 99 2 99 24 Oz. Jars

12-13 Oz. Boxes

16 Oz. Jar

Campbell’s

Centrella

Chunky Soup

Mostaccioli

19 Oz. Can

Kellogg’s 12-15 Oz.

Boxes

1

49

15.25 Oz. Box

99 69 Miracle 00 Whip 10 10 Salsa 79 00 ¢ 00

Salad Dressing

Boxes

¢

Hamburger

Sweet Baby Ray’s

18 Oz. Bottle

Betty Crocker

16 Oz. Box

A-1

Centrella 8 7/8”

Steak Sauce

Foam Plates

10 Oz. Bottle

50 Ct. Pkg.

1 2

Reg. 299 Vitner’s

TGI Friday’s

• Wings • Jalapeños • Mozz. Sticks

Bag

8-11 Oz. Pkg.


OBITUARIES

Page 12 • Tuesday, January 28, 2014

OBITUARIES ANTONY J. ANTON Antony J. Anton, age 88 of Romeoville, IL was a proud WWII Army Air Corps Veteran; beloved husband of Evelyn nee Peca; loving father of Ralph (Gail), Gary (Nancy), Glenn (Debra) and Marijane Anton; devoted grandfather of eight grandchildren and great grandfather of five; dear brother of Gust (late Bonnie) and the late Nick and George Anton; numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services Thursday, January 30, 2014, 9:30 a.m. from the Anderson Memorial Chapel, 606 Townhill Dr., Romeoville, IL to St. Andrew the Apostle Catholic Church, Romeoville, IL for Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m., visitation Wednesday, January 29, 2014 from 2-9 p.m. at the funeral home. Interment Resurrection Cemetery, Justice, IL. In lieu of flowers donations to St. Andrew the Apostle Catholic Church would be appreciated. www.AndersonMemroialHomes.co m 815-886-2323

ANTHONY C. ARNOLD Anthony C. "Tony" Arnold, age 44, died Sunday January 26, 2014 at home. Born in Joliet, Illinois, he lived in New Orleans, Louisiana and Houston, Texas before moving to South Amboy, New Jersey in 2007. He was employed by Solar Turbines out of Pittsburgh. He served in the Illinois National Guard. He was a member of the BPO Elks Lodge 784, South Amboy. He was an avid Harley rider and a member of the Elks Motorcycle Club. Tony is predeceased by his father, Charles Tonelli. He is survived by his wife of 12 years, Angela Bentley Arnold; his son, Michael Arnold of Lafayette, Louisiana; his parents, Marcy and Bill Arnold of Joliet, Illinois; his brother, Thomas "Toby" Arnold and his wife, Charo of Mandeville, Louisiana, and Jeff Arnold of Surprise, Arizona; 2 nieces, Emmy and Joci; a nephew, Jay; his mother and father-in-law, James and Laurie

How to submit Send information to obits@ theherald-news.com or call 877-264-2527. Most obituaries appear online. To leave a message of condolence in the online guest book, go to theherald-news. com/obits

, Goutierez Jr. of Metairie, Louisiana and his faithful canine companion Maggie. A memorial service will be held on Thursday, January 30, 2014 at 4:30pm at The Gundrum Service "Home For Funerals" 237 Bordentown Avenue, South Amboy. Visitation will be Thursday from 4:00pm to 6:00pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Tony's name to the National Brain Tumor Society, at www.braintumor.org or 55 Chapel Street, Suite 200, Newton, MA 02458. A Mass of Resurrection will be offered in Joliet, Illinois at a later date.

JESSE VICTOR BROADWAY JR. Jesse Victor Broadway Jr., age 54, of Joliet, passed away Wednesday, January 22, 2014 in Joliet, IL surrounded by his loving family. Honorably discharged from Army in 1985. Preceded in death by his father Jesse Victor Broadway Sr.; and his sister, Ruth Ann Broadway. Surviving are his children, Jessica Broadway, Jefferi Broadway, Jordan Broadway (Jennifer), and Jasmin Broadway all of Joliet area; his mother, Mary Lee Broadway of Joliet; three sisters, Irene Green of Joliet, Marchall Cooper (Brian) of Montgomery, IL, and Jeanette of Joliet; three brothers, Robert Broadway of Joliet, Steven Broadway (Monica) of Joliet, Anthony Broadway of Joliet; 5 grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

ph Visitation will be held Thursday, January 30, 2014 at 5:00-7:00 p.m and Friday 10:00-11:00 am. at Word of Life Church, 1500 Cedarwood Drive, Crest Hill, IL 60403. Services will be held January 31, 2014 at 11:00 a.m., Pastor Raymond Quintana, officiating. Interment with full military honors will be at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood, IL. Minor-Morris Funeral Home 112 Richards St. (815) 723-1283

DAWN M. MORRISON Dawn M. Morrison, age 62, late of Louisville KY, formerly of Frankfort, passed away peacefully Thursday, January 23, 2014, at the Masonic Home in Louisville. Born in Joliet, living in the area for many years before moving to KY in 1986. Preceded in death by her parents William and Margaret (Dale) Morrison. Survived by her loving son Neal (Susan) Fitch; a grandson Foster; a sister Pat (Al) Benson; a brother Dale (Nancy) Morrison; four nieces Jennifer (J.P.) Sell, Michelle (Stephen) Johnson, Rebecca (Robert) Lee and Amanda (Thomas) Schembri. Funeral Services will be held Wednesday, January 29, 2014, from 10:00 am until time of funeral services at 12 noon in the O'Neil Funeral Home Chapel, 1105 E. 9th St. (159th St.), Lockport with Rev. Dale Ambler officiating. Interment Lockport City Cemetery. For directions and sign guestbook: www.oneilfuneralhome.com.

The Herald-News / TheHerald-News.com gr n; w, (Lynn) Pace; and sister-in-law, Marie (the late John) Gulas; numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins also survive. Preceded in death by her beloved husband, William Rausa; parents, John and Mary (nee Nadzim) Gulas; sisters, Mary (Bill) Seeley, Anne (George) Schmidt, Helen Meister, Betty, Dorothy, and Susan Gulas; brothers, Joseph (Nettie), John, and Edward (Carol) Gulas; and daughter-in-law, Laura Mareno. Margaret enjoyed reading and gardening. She loved spending time with her family especially her grandchildren and was always up for a game of cards. Margaret will be greatly missed by her family and friends. Please omit flowers. A celebration of Margaret's life will begin on Thursday, January 30, 2014 with a visitation from 10:00 a.m. until the time of funeral service to begin at 11:00 a.m. in the funeral home chapel. Interment will be private. Visitation will be on Wednesday, January 29, 2014 from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. with a parastas service at 6:00 p.m. at Tezak Funeral Home, 1211 Plainfield Road, Joliet, IL. Obituary and Tribute Wall for Margaret M. Rausa at www.tezakfuneralhome.com or for information, 815-722-0524. Arrangements entrusted to:

WILMA I. SCHULTZ Born: Jan. 27, 1923; Marietta, OH Died: Jan. 10, 2014; Marietta, OH Wilma I. Shultz, age 90, passed away at 7:30am on Friday, January 10, 2014 at Heartland of Marietta, Ohio. Born on January 27, 1923 in Marietta, Washington County, Ohio to Floyd Ritchie and Mahala Hawkins-Ritchie. Wilma married Donald Edward Sprague, who preceded her in death. Survived by son, Donald V. (Donny) Sprague, and his special friend, Patricia Carpenter of Marietta. Four grandchildren, Bryan (Brandy) and family, Brent and family, Bart and Brad Sprague; brother, Fred Ritchey of Marietta; and several nieces and nephews. She later married Charles Schultz, who also preceded her in death. In addition to her parents and husband, she was also preceded in death by her four sisters and three brothers. Funeral services were held January 14, 2014 at McClureSchafer-Langford Funeral Home, with burial in Tunnel Cemetery.

• Continued on page 13

Steven P. Pucel 3-15-74 ~ 1-28-96

MARGARET M. RAUSA Margaret M. Rausa (nee GulasMareno), age 94, entered eternal life on Saturday, January 25, 2014. Margaret is survived by her loving sons, Raymond C. (Joanne) Mareno and Frank (Marlene) Ostrowski; daughter, Laura Pace; nine beloved grandchildren; five cherished greatgrandchildren; son-in-law, Sam

Seventeen years ago today you Eighteen were called to Heaven. Although you can no longer be with us, we treasure the time we had with you. You are always with us in our thoughts and in our hearts. We Love You and Miss You, Your Family


NEWS

Page 13 • Tuesday, January 28, 2014

ANNETTE TRIGGS Born: April 20, 1958 Died: January 22, 2014 Annette Triggs, age 55, of Joliet, IL passed away on Wednesday, January 22, 2014 at Presence St. Joseph Medical Center. She was born on April 20, 1958 to Mary V. Lindsey and George Durham. She is preceded in death by her parents, two sisters; June Beverly Alexander and Evelyn Yvonne McDonald. Survived by three daughters; Tanza “Tay” Triggs of Arcata, CA, Quanita Triggs and Quaswelia Triggs, both of Joliet, Illinois, five brothers, two sisters, six grandchildren, three great grandchildren and a host of special nieces, nephews, and friends of the family. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, January 29, 2014, 10:00 - 11:00 AM at Second Baptist Church, 156 S. Joliet St., Joliet, IL. Service at 11:00 AM, Pastor Larry V. Tyler, officiating. Interment following at Elmhurst Cemetery, Joliet, IL. Minor-Morris Funeral Home 112 Richards St. (815) 723-1283

PAULINE A. WINKE Pauline A. “Polly” Winke (nee Theodosis), 88, of Joliet, passed away peacefully on January 24, 2014 with family and loved ones at Salem Village under the care of their dedicated staff and the caring individuals of Joliet Area Community Hospice. Was loved and will be missed by many. Polly is survived by her children, John (Dayna) Winke, Tom Winke and George (Dawn) Winke. Included are grandchildren, Rebecca (Stefano) Bagnoli, Dr. Graham Chelius (Marisa), Kristyn Winke, Elizabeth Winke (Cody Davenport), Priscilla (Bud) Bengston, Chauncey (Tiffany) Winke, Gabriel Winke, Natalie (Adam) Boussart, Penny (Phillip) Cleary, Ryan Winke, Riley Winke and 13 great grandchildren. Also survived by several caring

nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her parents Daniel and Anna Theodosis, two brothers Steve and George; and John Henry Winke. Polly attended Rockdale Grade School, St. Francis Academy and being Greek Orthodox at the time was the first Non Catholic to be accepted at the College of St. Francis. Polly retired in 2004 after 25 years at New Lenox Dental Group as Office Manager under Dr. George Morgan and Dr. Caesar Ciaglia. She was District Sales Representative for World Book Encyclopedia and in her earlier years, was part Owner/Operator of Winke Studio located at 155 N. Ottawa in downtown Joliet. A longtime member of the Cathedral of St. Raymond and a volunteer at the Rialto Square Theatre. Enjoyed cooking large meals for all to enjoy, traveling abroad, spending time with family and friends; and giving to others was most enjoyable to Polly. In lieu of flowers, donations in Polly's name to Joliet Area Community Hospice would be appreciated. Family will receive friends at Kurtz Memorial Chapel, 102 E. Francis Road, New Lenox, IL 60451 on Friday, January 31, 2014 from 28PM. Funeral Service Saturday, February 1, 2014 at 10:00AM in the funeral home chapel. Interment Elmhurst Cemetery, Joliet. For information www.kurtzmemorialchapel.com or 815-485-3200.

To subscribe to the The Herald-News, call 800-397-9397, menu option 1.

The Herald-News / TheHerald-News.com

Ill. immigration activists to attend Obama speech The ASSOCIATED PRESS AURORA – Five members of Illinois’ congressional delegation have invited immigration advocates as their guests to President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address Tuesday in Washington. The congressmen include Bill Foster of Aurora, Luis Gutierrez of Chicago, Mike Quigley of Chicago, Jan Schakowsky of Evanston and Brad Schneider of Lincolnshire. The guests include leaders of the National Hispanic

Christian Leadership Conference and the Fair Immigration Reform Movement. They also include Chicago Alderman Ameya Pawar, whose parents are from India. The five congressmen said in a joint statement that their guests’ stories “illustrate the importance of immigration reform and make clear that passing comprehensive immigration reform should be at the top of Congress’ to-do list.” Foster’s guest, Maria Torres, came to the U.S. from Mexico when she was a teenager and graduated from Northern Illinois

University in 2012. She works as an immigration and outreach specialist at Family Focus Aurora. “It’s a message that I hope the president will be presenting very strongly, the need for comprehensive immigration reform,” Foster told The Aurora Beacon-News, calling Torres a role model. Torres said she feels privileged to go to the speech and is continuing her work in Aurora. “It’s work and it’s hard, but I love it, love it, love it,” she said. “And then opportunities like this, they are very rewarding.”

That follows months in which Winnetka businessman Bruce Rauner has dominated some markets with his own TV ads. Rutherford would not say how much he is spending on the ads. He said his campaign hopes to sustain them through the March 18 primary. The Rutherford campaign ended 2013 with $1.37 million. Rauner raised $4 million in the final quarter of 2013 and spent much of that money on ads. State Sens. Kirk Dillard and Bill Brady also are seeking the GOP nomination. They haven’t run TV ads.

faces 15 years in prison. Gillman is part owner of Lislebased Passages Hospice. Prosecutors said he encouraged nurses to switch patients from routine to much-costlier general care. Prosecutors said in one instance, Passages submitted hospice bills for a woman for four years – even though she didn’t appear to be in danger of dying immediately.

NEWS BRIEFS Ohio woman to be extradited for death ORLAND PARK – A 20-year-old Ohio woman is waiving extradition and will be returned to Illinois to face charges in the stabbing death of a Chicago teacher. The Chicago Sun-Times reported Alisha Walker waived extradition Monday. She was being held in Fort Wayne, Ind., after being arrested there on a first-degree murder warrant for the death of 61-year-old Al Filan. The business teacher at Brother Rice High School was found dead on the floor of his Orland Park home last week. An autopsy determined Filan died of multiple stab wounds.

Rutherford to launch TV ads in race SPRINGFIELD – A second Republican contender for Illinois governor is planning to hit the airwaves with advertising. State Treasurer Dan Rutherford said his campaign will air its first television ads Feb. 6 to correspond with the start of the Sochi Olympics.

Hospice owner charged with fraud CHICAGO – Authorities accuse an owner of an Illinois hospice company of fraudulently boosting care levels and even extending care to patients who weren’t near death in order to get higher payments from Medicare and Medicaid. The U.S. attorney’s office in Chicago said Monday that 46-year-old Seth Gillman is charged with health care fraud and obstructing auditors. If convicted, the Lincolnwood man

Lincoln Home reviews security after break-in SPRINGFIELD – Workers at the Lincoln Home National Historic Site in Springfield are reviewing security procedures after a man broke in to the basement. The Springfield State Journal-Register reported a man from Marshall in southeastern Illinois pleaded guilty to trespassing and criminal property damage after being found in the basement earlier this month. Jordan Clark was sentenced to time served and ordered to pay $3,000 in restitution. Authorities said he may have been trying to steal copper wire from the property.

– Wire reports


NATION&WORLD

Tuesday, January 28, 2014 The Herald-News / TheHerald-News.com Page 14

Spies use smartphone apps to track people By RAPHAEL SATTER The Associated Press LONDON – Documents leaked by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden suggest that spy agencies have a powerful ally in Angry Birds and a host of other apps installed on smartphones across the globe. The documents, published Monday by The New York Times, the Guardian, and ProPublica, suggest that the mapping, gaming and social networking apps which are a common feature of the world’s estimated 1 billion smartphones can feed America’s National Security Agency and Britain’s GCHQ with huge amounts of personal data,

including location information and details such as political affiliation or sexual orientation. The size and scope of the program aren’t publicly known, but the reports suggest that U.S. and British intelligence easily get routine access to data generated by apps such as the Angry Birds game franchise or the Google Maps navigation service. The joint spying program “effectively means that anyone using Google Maps on a smartphone is working in support of a GCHQ system,” one 2008 document from the British eavesdropping agency is quoted as saying. Another document – a hand-drawn picture of a

smirking fairy conjuring up a tottering pile of papers over a table marked “leave traffic here” – suggests that gathering the data doesn’t take much effort. The NSA did not directly comment on the reports but said in a statement Monday the communications of those who were not “valid foreign intelligence targets” were not of interest to the spy agency. “Any implication that NSA’s foreign intelligence collection is focused on the smartphone or social media communications of everyday Americans is not true,” the statement said. “We collect only those communications that we are authorized

by law to collect for valid foreign intelligence and counterintelligence purposes – regardless of the technical means used by the targets.” GCHQ said it did not comment on intelligence matters, but insisted that all of its activity was “authorized, necessary and proportionate.” Intelligence agencies’ interest in mobile phones and the networks they run on has been documented in several of Snowden’s previous disclosures, but the focus on apps shows how everyday, innocuous-looking pieces of software can be turned into instruments of espionage. Angry Birds, an addictive birds-versus-pigs game which has been

downloaded more than 1.7 billion times worldwide, was one of the most eye-catching examples. The Times and ProPublica said a 2012 British intelligence report laid out how to extract Angry Bird users’ information from phones running the Android operating system. Another document, a 14-page-long NSA slideshow published to the Web, listed a host of other mobile apps, including those made by social networking giant Facebook, photo sharing site Flickr, and the film-oriented Flixster. It wasn’t clear precisely what information can be extracted from which apps, but one of the slides

gave the example of a user who uploaded a photo using a social media app. Under the words, “Golden Nugget!” it said that the data generated by the app could be examined to determine a phone’s settings, where it connected to, which websites it had visited, which documents it had downloaded, and who its users’ friends were. One of the documents said that apps could even be mined for information about users’ political alignment or sexual orientation. Google Inc. and Rovio Entertainment Ltd., the maker of Angry Birds, did not immediately return messages seeking comment on the reports.

Giffords: ‘Too dangerous to wait’ on gun control By STEVE PEOPLES The Associated Press BOSTON – On the eve of President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address, former Arizona Rep. Gabby Giffords is challenging Washington leaders not to ignore gun violence. The former Democratic congresswoman is featured in a new TV ad campaign set to air immediately before and after the president’s speech. In the ad, Giffords faces the camera and says, “Congress is afraid of the gun lobby.” “Tell Washington it’s too dangerous to wait,” she says in a slightly

slurred voice. Giffords, 43, still is recovering from a brain injury suffered in 2011 when a mentally ill man shot her in the head as she met with constituents outside an Arizona shopping center. Six people were killed in the attack. Obama is not expected to make any new gun control push in this year’s speech after making it the emotional highlight of last year’s address. Giffords was first lady Michelle Obama’s guest last year, when the president repeatedly declared that victims of gun violence – Giffords and Newtown, Conn., school

children among them – deserved a congressional vote on legislation expanding background checks for gun sales. Such a proposal was subsequently voted down in the Democratic-led Senate and nev- Gabby er brought Giffords to a vote in former the Repub- Arizona Rep. lican-controlled House. In the new ad, Giffords says that 9 out 10 Americans support background checks. “They make it harder

for criminals and the mentally ill to get guns,” she says. The ad is part of a national cable advertising campaign set to run on CNN and MSNBC before and after the speech. It’s being paid for by Americans for Responsible Solutions, the group Giffords founded with her husband, retired NASA space shuttle commander Mark Kelly. The organization has raised tens of millions of dollars to help influence the gun control debate ahead of the 2014 midterm elections. As part of a larger effort to work around Congress, Giffords and Kelly

are scheduled to appear before the Washington State legislature Tuesday, hours before Obama’s speech. They plan to testify in favor of a state initiative to expand background checks – just the second time Giffords has testified before a legislative panel since her shooting. White House spokesman Jay Carney on Monday declined to comment on whether the president would address gun control in his speech, but said, “The president’s commitment to taking common sense steps to reduce gun violence remains very strong.” Carney said Obama

“is very disappointed by Congress’ failure to heed the will of the overwhelming majority of the American people in blue states and red states and purple states to expand background checks. But he committed then and he remains committed now to taking action where he can to reducing gun violence.” Kelly called the inaction on Capitol Hill “remarkable.” “Congress has done nothing because many politicians are listening to the gun lobby when they should be listening to their constituents,” he said.


The Herald-News / TheHerald-News.com

Tuesday, January 28, 2014 • Page 15

NATION & WORLD

NEWS BRIEFS Nun, 83, to be sentenced for sabotage NASHVILLE – An 83-yearold Catholic nun convicted in a protest and break-in at the primary U.S. storehouse for bomb-grade uranium will find out Tuesday whether she spends what could be the rest of her life in prison. Sister Megan Rice is one of three Catholic peace activists convicted of sabotage last year after they broke into the nuclear weapons plant in Oak Ridge, Tenn. Sentencing for all three is scheduled for 9 a.m. Tuesday at U.S. District Court in Knoxville. The government has recommended sentences of about six to nine years each for Rice, Michael Walli and Greg Boertje-Obed. It also is seeking restitution of nearly $53,000 for damage incurred when the three cut through fences and painted slogans on the outside wall of the uranium processing plant. The protesters also splattered blood and hammered on the wall. Since their convictions last May, the activists have presented the judge with thousands of support letters from around the world, which defense attorney Bill Quigley called the greatest show of support he has seen in his two decades of working with protesters. Quigley said he has spoken with all three defendants, and they are prepared for the possibility of longer sentences.

Afghanistan to release ‘dangerous’ prisoners KABUL – The Afghan government has begun the process of releasing three

dozen prisoners despite U.S. protests that they are highly dangerous, officials said Monday, the latest sign of deteriorating relations between the two countries ahead of the year-end withdrawal of most international combat troops. The move to release the prisoners prompted an angry denunciation from the U.S. military, which said the 37 prisoners slated for release are “dangerous insurgents who have Afghan blood on their hands” with strong evidence against them to merit further prosecution or investigation – from DNA linking them to roadside bombs to explosives residue on their clothing. President Hamid Karzai’s government has rebuffed the U.S. claims that the men pose a serious risk of returning to violence if they’re released, and used the issue to test his government’s relationship with the U.S. as the two sides struggle over the question of a post-2014 foreign presence.

Ivory Coast: Mob attacks gay rights group office DAKAR – A mob has ransacked the headquarters of Ivory Coast’s most prominent gay rights organization, underscoring the dangers confronting such groups even in the few African countries where homosexual acts are not crimes. The violence followed days of anti-gay protests in Ivory Coast, which is sometimes considered a safe haven for homosexuals. It contributed to a growing sense that activists championing gay rights are

under siege in Africa, where countries are working to strengthen existing laws that criminalize homosexuality. A new law in Nigeria bans all gay associations, and lawmakers in Uganda may override their president’s opposition and approve a bill imposing life prison terms for consenting same-sex partners who engage in repeated sexual acts. Some human rights activists view the crackdown as a backlash at pressure from the United States and European countries that say they will use their leverage to promote the human rights of gay people around the world.

Student fire apparent suicide attempt WESTMINSTER – A 16-year-old boy set himself on fire at a suburban Denver high school Monday in an apparent suicide attempt that left him critically injured, authorities said. The boy didn’t make any threats before starting the fire in the cafeteria at Standley Lake High School at about 7:15 a.m., Westminster Police Department spokeswoman Cheri Spottke said. A custodian was able to use a fire extinguisher to put out the blaze before it could spread, Spottke said. Several other students were in the cafeteria at the time, but none were injured. Investigators went through the school with bomb detection dogs as a precaution, and no devices were discovered, Spottke said.

Fla. congressman to resign after scandal

Oct. 29 in Washington.

Ship heads on chemical weapons mission

MIAMI – After going through rehab for a cocaine addiction and pledging that he’d work through his problems to regain his Florida constituents’ trust, Trey Radel’s short career in Congress ended with a whimper Monday. Facing a House ethics investigation, a growing group of primary challengers and the steady drumbeat of a Republican establishment calling for him to step down, the 37-year-old, who pleaded guilty to cocaine-possession charges last year, quietly tendered his resignation letter. “Regardless of some personal struggles in 2013, this year has already been tremendously positive as I focus on my health, family and faith,” he wrote to House Speaker John Boehner. “Unfortunately, some of my struggles had serious consequences.” On Nov. 20, the freshman Republican pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of cocaine possession and was sentenced to a year of probation. He admitted to purchasing 3.5 grams of cocaine from an undercover officer

Activist publishes Sochi corruption file

WASHINGTON – A U.S. cargo ship scheduled to set sail Monday on a mission to destroy dozens of containers of deadly chemical weapons being removed from Syria was delayed by engine problems. But defense officials said they still are hoping the MV Cape Ray, which is loaded with sophisticated equipment, will leave tonight for the roughly two-week trip across the Atlantic and into the Mediterranean Sea. The Cape Ray is headed to the Italian port of Gioia Tauro, where the Syrian chemicals will be transferred to the ship. The chemicals include raw materials for making sarin and mustard gas and they will be destroyed on board the Cape Ray at sea. On Monday, a second shipment of chemical weapons was loaded onto Danish and Norwegian ships at the port of Latakia in Syria, according to a statement from the U.N. and the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons. The ships are expected to stay in international waters off Syria waiting for additional loads.

SOCHI – An interactive website launched Monday by anti-corruption activist Alexei Navalny paints a vivid picture of the suspected cost overruns and conflicts of interest at the Sochi Winter Olympics. Russia has spent about $51 billion to deliver the Sochi Olympics, which run Feb. 7-23, making them the most expensive games ever, even though as a winter event it hosts many fewer athletes than summer games do. Navalny claims that Russia spent twice as much as necessary to build at least 10 of the Olympic venues – including the Bolshoi Ice Palace, the Fisht Stadium for the opening and closing ceremonies and the speed-skating arena. Allegations of corruption have dogged preparations for the Sochi Games for years, as reported by The Associated Press and others. Navalny’s new website – Sochi.FBK.info – combines data gathered during his own investigations along with media reports and other activists’ analysis.

– Wire reports

� � �� !&(()# "'% !$#&(#

! !

��������!��������!�

%'&'$"!"&#

����


BUSINESS

HOW TO SUBMIT Mail business submissions to news@theherald-news.com. Photos should be sent as attachments to an email. Submissions are subject to editing for length, style and grammar and appear as space is available.

Global stock declines continue By BERNARD CONDON and PAUL WISEMAN The Associated Press NEW YORK – Shaky economies and plunging currencies in the developing world are fueling a global sell-off in stocks. Fearful investors on Monday pushed prices lower across Asia and Europe, though many of the drops weren’t as steep as last week. In the U.S. and in other rich countries, where economies are healthier, investors also retreated, but the selling was not as fierce. The Dow Jones industrial average slipped 41.23 points, or 0.26 percent, to 15,837.88. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index fell 8.73 points, or 0.5 percent, to 1,781.56. The tech-heavy Nasdaq was down the most, falling 44.56 points, or 1.1 percent, to 4,083.61. The selling started in Asia, with major indexes in both Hong Kong and Tokyo down more than 2 percent, then spread to Europe and the U.S., as stocks slipped across the board, though much less than feared given the big declines on Friday. Jack Ablin, chief investment officer at BMO Private Bank, said he was encouraged that the U.S. losses were modest. “We have an accelerating economy, low inflation and accommodative monetary policy,” he said. “The world isn’t falling apart.” The market turbulence was set off last week by a report from China on a downturn in

its manufacturing, more evidence that the world’s second-largest economy is slowing. That’s a big problem for Brazil, South Africa and other developing countries that have come to depend on exports to that country. Adding to the troubles: The decision by the U.S. Federal Reserve last month to scale back its stimulus for the U.S. economy, which has helped keep interest rates low. Money that had flooded emerging markets looking for higher returns outside the U.S. has begun to come back now that rates may rise, battering those markets. Despite the widespread stock selling Monday, experts say the troubles in China and elsewhere in the developing world are unlikely to derail a global economic recovery that appears to be gaining momentum. Growth in the world’s wealthy economies is expected to pick up the slack. The International Monetary Fund expects the global economy to grow 3.7 percent this year, up from 3 percent in 2013, carried along by faster growth in the United States and the 17 countries that use the euro. The IMF expects the China’s growth to decelerate from 7.7 percent last year to 7.5 percent in 2014. “A lot of growth is shifting back to the developed world,” said Jennifer Lee, senior economist at BMO Capital Markets.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014 The Herald-News / TheHerald-News.com Page 16

Wealth gap: Why it matters By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER and JOSH BOAK The Associated Press WASHINGTON – From the White House to the Vatican to the business elite in Davos, Switzerland, one issue keeps seizing the agenda: the growing gap between the very wealthy and everyone else. It’s “the defining challenge of our time,” said President Barack Obama, who will spotlight the issue in his State of the Union address Tuesday night. A Gallup poll finds two-thirds of Americans are unhappy with the nation’s distribution of wealth. Experts say it may be slowing the economy. Why has the issue suddenly galvanized attention? Here are questions and answers about the wealth gap – what it is and why it matters.

Q. Hasn’t there always been a wide gulf between the richest people and the poorest? A. Yes. What’s new is the widening gap between the wealthiest and everyone else. Three decades ago, Americans’ income tended to grow at roughly similar rates, no matter how much you made. But since roughly 1980, income has grown most for the top earners. For the poorest 20 percent of families, it’s dropped. Incomes for the highest-earning 1 percent of Americans soared 31 percent from 2009 through 2012, after adjusting for inflation, according to data compiled by Emmanuel Saez, an economist at University of California, Berkeley. For the rest of us, it

AP file photo

A destitute man sleeps Nov. 20 on the sidewalk under a holiday window at Blanc de Chine in New York. From the White House to the Vatican to the business elite in Davos, Switzerland, one issue keeps seizing the agenda: the growing gap between the very wealthy and everyone else. A Gallup poll found two-thirds of Americans are dissatisfied with the nation’s distribution of wealth. inched up an average of 0.4 percent. In 17 of 22 developed countries, income disparity widened in the past two decades, according to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.

Q. So who are the top 1 percent in income? A. They’re bankers, lawyers, hedge fund managers, founders of successful companies, entertainers, senior managers and others. One trend: Corporate executives, doctors, and farmers made up smaller shares of the top 1 percent in 2005 than in 1979. By contrast, the proportion of the wealthiest who work in the financial and real estate industries has doubled. The top 1 percent earned at least $394,000 in 2012. Through most of the post-World War II era, the top 1 percent earned about 10 percent of all income. By 2007, that figure had jumped to 23.5 percent,

the most since 1928. As of 2012, it was 22.5 percent.

Q. How has the middle class fared? A. Not well. Median household income peaked in 1999 at $56,080, adjusted for inflation. It fell to $51,017 by 2012. The percentage of American households with income within 50 percent of the median – one way of measuring the middle class – fell from 50 percent in 1970 to 42 percent in 2010.

Q. Does it matter if some people are much richer than others? A. Most economists say some inequality is needed to reward hard work, talent and innovation. But a wealth gap that’s too wide is usually unhealthy. It can slow economic growth, in part because richer Americans save more of their income than do others. Pay concentrated at the top is less likely to be spent. It also can trigger reck-

less borrowing. Before the 2008 financial crisis, middle class households struggled to keep up their spending even as their pay stagnated. To do so, they piled up debt. Swelling debt helped inflate the housing bubble and ignite the financial crisis. Experts note that the Great Depression and the Great Recession were both preceded by surging income gaps and heedless borrowing by middle class Americans.

Q. Has it become harder for someone born poor to become rich? A. T h e e v i d e n c e i s mixed. Countries that have more equal income distributions, such as Sweden and other Scandinavian countries, tend to enjoy more social mobility. But a study released last week found that the United States isn’t any less mobile than it was in the 1970s. A child born in the poorest 20 percent of families in 1986 had a 9 percent chance of reaching the top 20 percent as an adult, the study found – roughly the same odds as in 1971. Other research has shown that the United States isn’t as socially mobile as once thought. In a study of 22 countries, economist Miles Corak of the University of Ottawa found that the United States ranked 15th in social mobility. Only Italy and the Britain among wealthy countries ranked lower. By some measures, children in the United States are as likely to inherit their parents’ economic status as their height.


OPINION

John Rung President

Robert Wall General Manager

Kate Schott Editor

Tuesday, January 28, 2014 The Herald-News / TheHerald-News.com Page 17

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Food pantries benefit community To the Editor: The lights are nearly all packed away. Barren trees are out on the curb. Holiday music, faded. And yet, the spirit of Christmas continues through groceries shared year-round with families in need at Joliet area food pantries. At the Blessing Bench Food Pantry in downtown Joliet, we are deeply grateful for the generosity of our individual supporters, faith-based partners and community donors. We are honored to have been selected by the Joliet American Legion Band as the 2013 recipient of nonperishable foods donated by their Rialto Square Theatre “Sounds of Christmas” concert-goers in December. The acclaimed band joins many others in sustaining the year-round work of the Blessing Bench Food Pantry. Among them, in 2013: the Joliet Area CROP Walk against Hunger, Eastside Greenhouse, Jitters Coffee House, Girl Scout Troop 495-New Lenox, Thrivent Financial /West Will County Chapter, Hope Lutheran Church-Joliet, Manhattan Friendship Garden, Peace Lutheran Church-New Lenox, St. Edward & Christ Episcopal Church-Joliet, Theodore Street Lutheran Church-Crest Hill, Our Savior Lutheran Church-Joliet, and Faith Lutheran Church-Joliet. On behalf of our parish volunteers and the many households they serve each week, thank you, gracias, to all who make this community resource possible. Their commitment to serving the neediest among us is truly inspiring. Pastor Keith Forni First & Santa Cruz Lutheran Parish Blessing Bench Food Pantry Joliet City Center

Parks director plans to provide positive experience To the Editor: I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself to you. I have been employed at the Plainfield Park District for 21 years, the last 16 years as the superin-

tendent of parks. As the newly appointed interim executive director I want to reach out to you, our valued community members, and reaffirm our commitment to you. There is no hiding the fact that the recent months have been turbulent and have led to much anxiety and frustration being expressed by the public. We are aware that there are those in the community who question whether a quality product can still be delivered to those who take part in park district classes and programs. To that, I can say without a doubt, that professionalism and quality programming has never

left. Our dedicated staff has always taken pride in bringing quality events and programs to our community, and that will never change. You, the community, deserve the best in services from your park district. Nothing is more important to us than regaining the community’s trust, and we hope you will allow us the opportunity to provide the positive park district experience you have come to expect and deserve from us. Yours in service, Gene Coldwater

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 clarification. 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 60435.

Interim Executive Director, Plainfield Park District

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


SPORTS

Tuesday, January 28, 2014 The Herald-News / TheHerald-News.com Page 18

SWEET SPOTS Area players finding niche in the big leagues

AP file photo

Cincinnati Reds starting pitcher Tony Cingrani adjusts his cap in the first inning of a baseball game against the Chicago Cubs Sept. 10, 2013, in Cincinnati. Cingrani left the game in the second inning with an injury.

The Pitch & Hit Club of Chicago held its 68th annual banquet Sunday night in Lombard. The 65th annual reunion and dinner of the Old Timers Baseball Association of Will County is scheduled for Thursday night at the Holiday Inn at Interstate 80 and Larkin Avenue. Denny McLain, baseball’s last 30-game winner, will speak. The Cubs and White Sox have had their winter fan conventions the past two weekends. All this activity says spring training is around the corner. That’s always a pleasant thought in this baseball hotbed. Seldom will an area this size produce as many major leaguers as the Joliet area has. In recent years, however, we hit a lull. Not much had been happening. But that was before the arrival of Cincinnati Reds left-handed pitcher Tony Cingrani (Lincoln-Way Central) and Washington Nationals right-hander Tanner Roark (Wilmington). We are back in business.

VIEWS Dick Goss Cingrani, 24, posted incredible numbers in a relatively brief minor league career. He made his major league debut in September 2012 and spent a good portion of 2013 in the Reds’ starting rotation. In 23 games, including 18 starts, Cingrani finished 7-4 with a 2.92 ERA. He worked 104⅔ innings and struck out 120 while walking 43. About the only downside were the two stints on the disabled list because of back spasms over the last month and a half of the season. Cingrani got his opportunity to join the rotation in part because of Johnny Cueto’s injury-plagued season. Now, especially with free-agent Bronson Arroyo likely to sign elsewhere, Cingrani pencils in as the fifth starter. Roark, 27, is in a competitive situation. Washington called him

See GOSS, page 19


The Herald-News / TheHerald-News.com

SPORTS

Tuesday, January 28, 2014 • Page 19

Lewis volleyball wins pair out east STAFF REPORTS

AP file photo

Washington Nationals starting pitcher Tanner Roark throws during the first inning of the second baseball game of a doubleheader against the Atlanta Braves on Sept. 17, 2013, at Nationals Park in Washington.

With conventions being held, spring around the corner • GOSS Continued from page 18 up to make his major league debut in August. He pitched well in relief and then as a starter, finishing 7-1 with a 1.51 ERA in 53⅔ innings. Not bad for his first taste of the big leagues. In the offseason, the Nationals landed Doug Fister, of the Tigers. Ross Detwiler and young Taylor Jordan are Roark’s competition for the fifth starter spot. If Roark does not win the job, he has proven he also can pitch in relief. He could do that or return to Triple-A to continue starting and prepare to join the big club when the inevitable injury bug hits the rotation. Area players on the minor league level have been in offseason news, as well. Outfielder Joe Benson (Joliet Catholic), in the Texas organization for much of last season, was signed

by the Florida Marlins this month to a minor league deal with an invitation to spring training. Benson, who made his major league debut with the Minnesota Twins in September 2011, struggled for most of 2013 but still is considered a prospect with all the tools. The Marlins are hoping everything clicks. Dean Anna (Lincoln-Way East), traded by San Diego to the Yankees this offseason, will go to camp in competition for the starting second base job, or at least a platoon or utility job. He led the Pacific Coast League last season, hitting .331 at Tucson. A left-handed hitter, Anna is a guy whose scouting report says he’s a step slow, has an average arm, doesn’t have not much power, but is a grinder. The Yankees have candidates for their second base job, but nobody stands out at this point, and Anna is in the mix.

AP file photo

Minnesota Twins’ Joe Benson runs to second base March 14, 2013, after a throwing error by Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Ryan Dempster in the fourth inning of a spring training game in Fort Myers, Fla. Zach Petrick (Morris) was solid at three stops on the St. Louis minor league trail and was named the Cardinals’ Minor League Pitcher of the Year. Mike Foltynewicz (Minooka) has not been in Triple-A yet and probably is not ready to make his major league debut with the Houston Astros, but the

time is coming. His fastball can hit 100 mph, and he is commanding his pitches much better with 2½ minor league seasons under his belt. In an organization with significant young pitching talent, Foltynewicz generally is considered one of the most outstanding prospects.

FAIRFIELD, Conn. – Lewis junior outside hitter Greg Petty hit a blistering .706 with 14 kills and two errors in 17 swings to help the No. 11 men’s volleyball team sweep Sacred Heart, 2514, 25-18, 25-16, over the weekend at the Pitt Center. The win was the fifth straight for the Flyers (62). Petty also collected seven block assists, four digs and two service aces. Redshirt junior Geoff Powell chipped in seven kills and four aces. Redshirt freshman middle blocker Jacob Schmiegelt had a career-high nine total blocks. Redshirt senior setter BJ Boldog had a floor-high 27 assists to go with five digs and one block assist. The Flyers hit over .400 for the second straight match on their trip, collecting 32 kills and seven errors on 62 attempts for a .403 percentage. They held the Pioneers (1-4) to a .111 hitting percentage. Lewis also out-blocked Sacred Heart 14-2 and tallied a season-high nine service aces to the Pioneers’ three. “We took advantage of Sacred Heart’s slower tempo with a great block defense tonight,” Lewis coach Dan Friend said. “It was nice to see another solid offensive night.” In the earlier match at Cambridge, Mass., Lewis hit a season-high .495 to spoil No. 13 Harvard’s season opener, 23-25, 2516, 25-17, 25-14. All three Lewis hitters collected double-figure

“It was nice to see another solid offensive night.” Dan Friend Lewis coach kills, led by Powell with 15 kills, 10 digs, five service aces and three block assists. Junior opposite hitter Eric Fitterer tallied 18 putaways, seven digs and a solo block while Petty collected 11 kills, five digs, three block assists and three assists. Boldog had a floorhigh 45 assists, five kills and four block assists. Junior libero Lucas Yanez collected a career-high 11 digs and three assists. Sophomore middle blocker Bobby Walsh picked up eight kills, two assists, one solo block and five block assists.

Girls basketball Whitney Young 75, Joliet Catholic 53: Joliet Catholic (20-1) was led by Jasmine Lumpkin’s 17 points and eight rebounds. Nicole Ekhomu and Ty Battle chipped in with 10 and eight points, respectively.

Wrestling Northern Illinois Big 12: Morris’ Kenny Baldridge (132 pounds) won his second straight conference title, defeating Jacob Wever of LaSalle-Peru for the second straight week. As a champion, Baldridge was named to all-conference first team. Also for the Redskins, Trevor Albert (160) finished second, Dalton Ness (220) was third and A.J. Vota (138) claimed sixth.


Page 20 • Tuesday, January 28, 2014

SPORTS

The Herald-News / TheHerald-News.com

Bailey deserves a Super Bowl 15-year veteran defensive back making his first appearance BEARS INSIDER Hub Arkush JERSEY CITY, N.J. – The Pro Football Hall of Fame is filled with players who never played in a Super Bowl or NFL Championship game. Dick Butkus, Gale Sayers, Earl Campbell, Eric Dickerson, Dan Fouts and Dan Marino are just a few hall of famers who quickly come to mind as having never won a Super Bowl. Tony Gonzalez is a sure-fire inductee who played 16 years without making it to the Super Bowl and changed his mind about retirement last summer to come back for one more shot just because his Falcons had been the NFC’s No. 1 seed two of the past three seasons. But that type of heartbreak is what makes it special when a player like Broncos cornerback Champ Bailey makes it to his first Super Bowl in his 15th season. “It has been a long hard road, but I’m just taking it in stride,” Bailey said. “I’m not trying to hype it up more than it should be. It’s still football.” Bailey’s story is one people can feel good about. Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman has been in the spotlight for his less than kind comments about opposing players since the end of the NFC title game. But, on the subject of Bailey, the self-described “best cornerback in the NFL” says, “I think Champ Bailey is a fantastic person and player, and I think he is going to be a Hall of Famer once his career’s done.” “He’s kind of laid out the base work to be a lockdown corner in this league. He did it for a long time, and he’s still doing it.” Asked when he really felt it sinking in that he was going to the Super Bowl Bailey said, “I think once you start packing and you walk out of the house with your suitcase, that’s when you realize what’s in front of you. It’s a good feeling.” While it’s the Seahawks’ secondary

AP photo

Denver Broncos cornerback Champ Bailey will make his first Super Bowl appearance Sunday against Seattle. that’s demanded respect throughout the league for its “Legion of Boom” play, another Seattle All Pro, safety Earl Thomas, also is a huge Bailey fan. “The longevity that he’s brought to this game,” Thomas said. “I had him on my MySpace page when I was in high school and in maybe 10th grade. The guy has been doing it for a long time, and it’s been a humbling experience to see a guy who’s been in this league 15 years, and this is his only opportunity to play in the Super Bowl.” Bailey had never attended a Super Bowl before. “I didn’t see any reason to go,” he

said. “I’m not going to cheer for anybody, and if I have no special interests in the game, other than being a fan watching it at home, why go? That’s the way I’ve always been.” Seattle wide receiver Doug Baldwin, going to his first Super Bowl in just his third NFL season as an undrafted rookie free agent out of Stanford, can’t wait to meet Bailey on the field. “I’ve always looked up to him,” Baldwin said. “It’s going to be an exciting opportunity for me to go up against one of the best to ever play the game at his position.” Could this be it for Bailey if he wins?

“I’m not really thinking about retiring if I win,” Bailey said. “All I’m thinking about is winning and doing what I’ve got to do to win the game. After the game, we’ll talk about that.” Of the beginning of his Super Bowl experience Bailey says, “This is the worst part: sitting here answering all these questions I’ll have to answer all week. But I’m going to enjoy it as much as I can and just get ready to play this big game.” • Hub Arkush covers the Bears and pro football for Shaw Media. Write to him at harkush@shawmedia.com.


The Herald-News / TheHerald-News.com

SPORTS

Tuesday, January 28, 2014 • Page 21

Big softie hopes to hit hard for Sox VIEWS Tom Musick CHICAGO – Even when he’s dressed in business casual – in this case, dark dress pants and a lavender button-down shirt – Avisail Garcia is intimidating. At 6-foot-4 and 240 pounds, Garcia is built like some sort of Venezuelan linebacker. His eyes are dark and serious. His biceps fill his upper sleeves, and his neck and shoulder muscles prompt his shirt to incline sharply toward the collar. God bless anyone who faces this guy when he has a bat in his hand. But the mission here was to interview Garcia, toe to toe, away from the safety in numbers of the media scrum. The purpose was to gain a better understanding of the 22-year-old outfielder, who is expected to play a key role for the White Sox as they move toward a younger, more athletic roster in the seasons ahead. Another goal? Try not to get crushed like a styrofoam cup by Garcia, who was talking and laughing with a few of his teammates before he was interrupted. Start with a positive question, then. Time was ticking on the team’s media availability session, and soon the behemoth prospect would be whisked into another ballroom at

AP photo

White Sox right fielder Avisail Garcia speaks to reporters during SoxFest, the team’s annual fan convention, on Friday at the Palmer House Hilton in Chicago. the Palmer House Hilton to greet hundreds of cheering Sox fans. What’s the best thing about the offseason? A smile crossed Garcia’s face. “Being with my daughter,” Garcia said. “That’s the best thing.” And with that came a realization. Garcia was a big softie. Garcia’s wife, Anakarina, gave birth to the couple’s first child Sept. 16. The Sox slugger returned to the team a few days

later, played the final 10 games of the season, and then turned his focus toward his burgeoning family and bright future. As Garcia spoke about his daughter, he lifted his lavender sleeve. On his left wrist, a cursive tattoo spelled out her name: Annarella. “She’s amazing,” said Garcia, who has spent the bulk of his offseason with his family in Venezuela. “When she sees me, she’s just laughing, laughing, laughing. I play a lot with

her, so she loves me a lot.” At first, Garcia said, sleep was tough to come by as a new parent. “First month? Nuhuh,” Garcia said. “Second month? Nuh-uh. “Third month and a half? Yes.” Soon, though, Garcia will be playing games with his teammates instead of his family. The Sox are hoping for Garcia to emerge as a consistent, middle-of-the-order hitter after he batted .304 with five home runs and 21

RBIs in 42 games late last season. Maintaining a high batting average and on-base percentage will be tough for Garcia, a free swinger who has walked only 12 times in 307 big-league plate appearances. Yet his combination of power and speed caused Baseball America to rank him as Detroit’s No. 2 prospect and one of baseball’s top 100 prospects entering 2013. One year later, Garcia is ready to take on the Sox’s full-time job in right field.

He also is ready to say goodbye to his daughter for a little while when he goes to spring training in Glendale, Ariz. “It’s going to be hard, but I’ve prepared myself for that,” Garcia said. “I’ve been working, preparing my body. I think it’s going to be good. Hard, but good.” Likewise, Garcia said he thinks that he can improve upon his first two stints in the majors. All told, he has hit .289 with seven home runs and 34 RBIs in 95 career games. This winter, Garcia has worked out at a baseball academy in his home country. He tries not to model his playing style after anyone else – he wants to be himself, he said – but it’s tempting to imagine him following in the footsteps of other top Venezuelan hitters such as Miguel Cabrera, Magglio Ordonez and Bobby Abreu. “I think I’ve got the chance to play here every day, working with these guys,” Garcia said, glancing toward his teammates. “I try to be consistent hitting, defensively, running. Try to win games. Try to beat my numbers from last year.” And embrace how his life has changed as a dad. “Yes,” Garcia said. “Better baseball player, better person, better everything.”

• Shaw Media sports columnist Tom Musick can be reached at tmusick@ shawmedia.com and on Twitter @tcmusick.

I THINK I’VE GOT THE CHANCE TO PLAY HERE EVERY DAY, WORKING WITH THESE GUYS. I TRY TO BE CONSISTENT HITTING, DEFENSIVELY, RUNNING. TRY TO WIN GAMES. TRY TO BEAT MY NUMBERS FROM LAST YEAR.” Avisail Garcia, White Sox right ielder


SPORTS

Page 22 • Tuesday, January 28, 2014

WHAT TO WATCH Pro hockey Blackhawks at Calgary,

8:30 p.m., CSN The Hawks will try to break out of their slump with another successful road trip out west. The Hawks will open that lengthy trek by attempting to earn a fifth win in six matchups with the Flames.

Men’s college basketball Michigan St. at Iowa, 6 p.m., ESPN West Virginia at Baylor, 6 p.m., ESPN2 Missouri at Arkansas, 6 p.m., ESPNU Kentucky at LSU, 8 p.m., ESPN Virginia at Notre Dame, 8 p.m., ESPNU St. John’s at Creighton, 8 p.m., FS1 New Mexico at Utah St., 10 p.m., ESPNU

Pro hockey Washington at Buffalo, 6:30 p.m., NBCSN

Soccer Premier League, Everton at Liverpool, 1:55 p.m., NBCSN

The Herald-News / TheHerald-News.com

NBA: TIMBERWOLVES 95, BULLS 86

Love leads Timberwolves to win The Associated Press CHICAGO – Kevin Love scored 31 points to lead the Minnesota Timberwolves over the Bulls, 95-86, Monday night. Ronny Turiaf added 14 points off the bench for the Timberwolves, who snapped a seven-game losing streak to the Bulls and won for the fourth time in five games overall. Carlos Boozer had 20 points and 14 rebounds for the Bulls, who played without ailing center Joakim Noah (illness) and guard Kirk Hinrich (strained right hamstring). D.J. Augustin added 19 points. Noah was at the arena but was sent home before the game. Hinrich

missed his fourth straight. The Timberwolves were also missing their starting center. Nikola Pekovic exited with a sore right Achilles tendon midway through the first quarter. He had one point and one rebound in 6 minutes. The Bulls pulled within five with 1:29 left on Augustin’s 3-pointer but got no closer. Love answered with a layup with 1:10 remaining, and Corey Brewer’s dunk gave the Timberwolves an 88-79 lead with 57.4 seconds left. The Timberwolves improved to 2-11 on the road when scoring fewer than 109 points. Minnesota shot 46.6 percent compared to the Bulls’ 37.6 percent. The Bulls had won four of five

and is 10-4 in January. Chase Budinger added 12 points off the bench for Minnesota, and Brewer had 11. Turiaf’s previous season high was six points. He was averaging 2.3. Jimmy Butler scored 16 points, and Mike Dunleavy and Taj Gibson each had 10 for the Bulls. Gibson started at center in place of Noah and had eight points and seven rebounds at halftime in his fifth start of the season. Gibson ran into foul trouble in the second half. He picked up his third foul with 6:18 left in the third quarter and his fourth just 9 seconds later. The Timberwolves went cold in the third quarter, as the Bulls outscored them 19-18 and pulled within

five. Minnesota had one field goal in the final 7:38 of the period – Budinger’s dunk with 34.9 seconds left. The Wolves led 72-65 heading into the fourth. Minnesota was up 54-46 at halftime after shooting 53.8 percent compared to the Bulls’ 40.9 percent. Love scored 17 points and Turiaf added 11. Butler led the Bulls with 11 on 4-for-7 shooting. The Timberwolves led by as many as 11 in the first quarter before the Bulls cut it to three by the second period. The Bulls had won by average of 13.3 points during their seven-game winning streak against the Timberwolves.

NHL won’t commit to Olympics beyond Sochi By LARRY LAGE The Associated Press The NHL has not decided whether to let its players participate in the Olympics beyond this year, casting doubt on who will be competing for hockey gold in four years. With the league set to push pause on its season for next month’s Sochi Olympics, Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly also is al-

lowing for the possibility of a security issue that could keep the players from traveling to Russia at all. Sweden’s Daniel Alfredsson has competed in each of the last four Olympics with players from the league and is looking forward to a fifth and probably final time next month. The 41-year-old Detroit Red Wings forward said it would be “bad” for the NHL to take the unique

BANKRUPTCY FREE CONSULTATION EVENING & SAT. APPOINTMENTS AVAILABLE

M.C. LAW GROUP (815) 773-9222 LOW FEES a debt relief agency • www.mclawgroup.net

experience away from its players in the future. “It’s an unbelievable experience,” Alfredsson said. The NHL and the players’ association will decide on future Olympic participation after Sochi, just as they have done since the top players started participating in the games in 1998. League officials just aren’t sure freezing their league for two-plus weeks

in the middle of the season is good for business – especially when the Olympics are not in the U.S. or Canada. “The North American experiences have been better than far-away Olympics for a host reasons, including exposure,” Daly said in a recent interview with the AP. “When you have a North American-based Olympics, you can have a shorter period without

NHL games. We’re going to have the longest break we’ve ever had, and that could interrupt momentum for teams and have an effect on their competitiveness based on how many players they have playing, and how many injuries they have in Sochi.” The NHL had 150 of its players – at least one for each of the 12 countries in the tournament – picked to play.

12.9% finance w/low down payment. One hour loan approval.Your job is your credit.

(If we can’t nobody can)

(815) 744-1821 Se Habla Espanol, Ricardo, (815) 693-3638 (In Joliet by Sam’s Club)


HEALTH

HOW TO SUBMIT Submissions can be emailed to news@theherald-news.com. High-resolution photos should be sent as attachments to an email. Submissions are subject to editing for length, style and grammar and run as space is available.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014 The Herald-News / TheHerald-News.com Page 23

Muppets aim to boost kids’ health By MARILYNN MARCHIONE The Associated Press Bert and Ernie jump rope and munch apples and carrots, and Cookie Monster has his namesake treat once a week, not every day. Can a Muppets mini-makeover improve kids’ health, too? A three-year experiment in South America suggests it can. Now, the Sesame Street project is coming to the United States. Already, a test run in a New York City preschool has seen results: Four-yearold Jahmeice Strowder got her mom to make cauliflower for the first time in her life. A classmate, Bryson Payne, bugged his dad for a banana every morning and more salads. A parent brought home a loaf of bread instead of Doritos. “What we created, I believe, is a culture” of healthy eating to fight a “toxic environment” of junk food and too little exercise, said Dr. Valentin Fuster, a cardiologist at New York’s Mount Sinai Hospital. Six years ago, he started working with Sesame Workshop, producers of TV’s Sesame Street, on a project aimed at 3-to-5-yearolds. “At that age they pay attention to everything” and habits can be changed, he said. The need is clear: A third of U.S. children and teens are obese or overweight. Many don’t get enough exercise, and a recent study found that kids’ fitness has declined worldwide. They’re at high

risk for heart and other problems later in life. “The focus is younger and younger” to try to prevent this, said Dr. Stephen Daniels, a University of Colorado pediatrician and a spokesman for the American Heart Association. The group’s annual conference in November featured Fuster’s experiment as one of the year’s top achievements in heart disease prevention. For Sesame Street, the project offered a chance to improve the lives of young viewers and give a makeover to certain Muppets. “While Cookie Monster is an engaging figure, we felt there was an opportunity there to really model healthy eating,” said Jorge Baxter, regional director for Latin America for Sesame Workshop. The new message is that certain things like cookies are “something you can eat sometimes, but there are some foods that you can eat all the time,” such as vegetables, he said. The healthy messages have been gradually incorporated into the television show, and its producers even made a doctor Muppet – Dr. Ruster (pronounced “Rooster”) – in Fuster’s image for the preschool project. It launched in Colombia because U.S. schools that Fuster approached years ago were reluctant, but a wealthy family’s foundation was willing to sponsor the experiment in Bogota. It involved 1,216 children and 928 parents from 14 preschools. Some were given the program and others served as a comparison group.

AP photo

Dr. Valentin Fuster, a cardiologist at New York’s Mount Sinai Hospital, stands May 1, 2012, with a Muppet character based on him, “Dr. Ruster,” in the Sesame Street studios in the Queens borough of New York. Kids had training on healthy habits and how the body works for an hour a day for five months using Sesame Workshop-produced videos, a board game (the “heart game”), songs, posters and activities. Parents were involved through takehome assignments and workshops that focused on overcoming barriers to good food and exercise. For example, in areas with poor access to parks or play spaces, parents were coached to encourage kids to use stairs instead of elevators and to walk instead of taking a bus. Children’s weight and exercise habits were measured at the start and 1½ and 3 years later. Although many moved or dropped out by the time the study ended, researchers

documented a significant increase in knowledge, attitude and health habit scores among kids in the program versus the comparison group. The proportion of children at a healthy weight increased from 62 percent at the start to 75 percent at three years for those in the program. Ironically, in Colombia, that mostly meant that more undernourished kids grew to reach a healthy weight. In New York, where the program plans to launch in several early childhood and Head Start programs this spring and fall, project leaders will have to tackle under- and overweight kids. “A lot of the kids are from low-income families, shelters,” and many have poor access to healthy foods, said Rachael Lynch,

director of educational services for an Episcopal Social Services preschool, The Learning Center, in Harlem. “It’s a mecca for fast food around here. We’re trying to get them to walk past the Chinese food or pizza or McDonald’s, to go home and make something.” Her preschool tested the Sesame Street project last summer and “it really took off” with kids and parents, she said. “They love it. The kids relate, I can’t stress it enough,” to the Sesame Street characters, she said. The program had kids work in a nearby community garden one day a week to learn about growing vegetables. They had a “mystery food box” to reach inside, feel and guess the contents, then use what they found to

make a healthy snack such as smoothies, fruit salads, microwaved baked apples and apple dip. Children took home a “weekend update” to list and draw pictures of what they ate. Parents were asked to sign it to encourage an adult focus on healthy meals. Kateshia Strowder said the program had a big impact on her and her daughter, Jahmeice. “We’d be in the grocery store and she would name every vegetable. It’s amazing. Brussels sprouts – she likes it. Cabbage – she likes it,” Strowder said. “I’m not a vegetable eater, to be honest. But I had to learn to do those things for her.” Donte Payne said the same for his son, Bryson, 4, who also was in the Harlem program. “It made him more interested in eating more healthy things,” Payne said. “He became very interested in salads. He loves salad now.” In Colombia, the program is now expanding to about 20,000 children, and in Spain, a project is starting in Madrid. In New York, a foundation Fuster runs at Mount Sinai will sponsor the U.S. launch, aided by private donors. Dr. Jaime Cespedes, a pediatric and heart specialist who helped lead the project in Colombia believes it will succeed wherever it is tried. “Sesame knows kids, knows media and how to communicate the messages,” he said. “When you get the kids to deliver the message to the family, change will come.”


Page 24 • Tuesday, January 28, 2014

HEALTH

The Herald-News / TheHerald-News.com

HEALTH BRIEFS Silver Cross appoints medical staff Silver Cross announces the following medical staff appointments: • Elizabeth Stringer, M.D., board certified pediatrics physician. Her office is located with Southwest Pediatrics at 9400 Bormet Drive, Mokena. • Vanessa Lichon, M.D., board certified dermatology physician. Her office is located with Premier Dermatology at 2051 Plainfield Road, Crest Hill. • Maaz Mohiuddin, M.D., allergy and immunology and board certified pediatrics physician. His office is located with Allergy, Asthma and Sinus Centers at 2228 Weber Road, Crest Hill. • Keith Lim, D.O., board certified obstetrics and gynecology physician. His office is located with Meridian Medical Associates at 229 N. Hammes, Joliet.

Silver Cross offers Feb. support groups Silver Cross offers the following support groups: • BMI Surgery hosts a free Bariatric support group for individuals who have undergone weight loss surgery. The meeting will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Feb. 26. • Free Bipolar Disease support group for individuals and family members coping with bipolar disease from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Feb. 11 and 25 in Silver Cross’ Behavioral Health Services. First time participants should call 888-660-HEAL (4325) or visit www.silvercross.org to register. • The American Cancer Society and Silver Cross will host I Can Cope, an educational program for women

facing breast cancer from 7 to 9 p.m. Feb. 25 in the Silver Cross Center for Women’s Health Library, Pavilion B, 1870 Silver Cross Blvd., New Lenox. This program covers topics relevant to the cancer experience and offers practical help in coping with some of the emotional issues. Call 888-660-HEAL (4325) or visit www.IMatter.silvercross.org to register. • The Silver Cross Birthing Center’s certified lactation consultants will host free support group meetings from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Feb. 10 and from 10:30 a.m. to noon Feb. 28. A Spanish-Speaking Support Group will be from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Feb. 28. Breastfeeding support groups are a way to exchange information and experiences. Infants are welcome to attend. First-time participants should register to attend. • Stroke support, if you are a stroke survivor, family member or caregiver and would like to be a part of a group, join the Silver Cross Neuroscience Institute Stroke Support Group. The meeting will be from 4 to 5 p.m. Feb. 12. First time participants should call 888-660-HEAL (4325), or visit www.silvercross.org for more information or to register All groups will meet in Silver Cross Hospital, Pavilion A, Conference Center, 1890 Silver Cross Blvd., New Lenox, unless indicated. First time participants should call 815-717-8744 for more information.

‘Heart Health’ seminar to be held Feb. 11 Newsome Home Health will present a seminar, “Heart Health” at 2:30 p.m. Feb. 11 at the Timbers of Shorewood, 1100 N. River Road.

Positive changes, however small they may be, can help maintain heart health as one ages. While it is important to discuss the necessity of medicines or a specialized plan with a doctor, there are many ways people can begin improving heart health through everyday habits. The Timbers of Shorewood is a rental retirement community which provides independent and assisted living apartments and a full schedule of activities and services. The event is open to the public and admission is free. For information, call Shelly Goggins at 815-609-0669 or visit www.timbersofshorewood.com

Silver Cross launches new cancer treatment Silver Cross will launch the first multi-disciplinary Lung Cancer Conference in Will County on Feb. 4. Sponsored by the University of Chicago Medicine, patients will benefit from a team of experienced lung cancer specialists who will coordinate all aspects of care planning so the patient can begin treatment within the shortest time possible. On the day of the conference, patients meet with one of the specialists who gathers the medical information to share with the other experts. That afternoon, the multidisciplinary group of community and University of Chicago Medicine specialists representing medical oncology, pulmonology, radiation oncology, interventional radiology and thoracic surgery convene to review the patient’s case including any related pathology and imaging reports available to them. The physicians

then develop a consensus recommendation, discuss next steps, and present the suggested individualized treatment plan to the patient for their consideration. In addition, patients will be partnered with a nurse navigator who guides them through the entire process. If any additional tests are recommended, the patient will have the opportunity to return the following week to discuss results and finalize the treatment plan. The group’s recommendations also will be shared with the patient’s primary physician in order to enhance coordination of care. The Lung Cancer Conference is held every Tuesday at the University of Chicago Medicine Comprehensive Cancer Center at Silver Cross Hospital located in the Carolyn J. Czerkies Pavilion at I-355 and Route 6 in New Lenox. Call 815-300-LUNG (5864) to schedule an appointment. Every effort will be made to see patients within a week in order to expedite care.

Silver Cross Hospital classes for February Silver Cross Hospital is providing the following classes in February: • AHA Healthcare Provider CPR Class for LPNs, RNs, Paramedics, EMTs and CNAs. Participants will learn one and two person, infant, child and adult CPR as well as rescue from choking. Class will be from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 8. Cost is $65 and includes American Heart Association certification. • Dr. Doug Lee, gastroenterologist, will share why it is important for men and women to have regular colorectal

screenings beginning at age 50 at a free program at 6:30 p.m Feb. 25. All participants will receive free colon cancer screening kits. • Obesity & Your Health: Join Drs. Christopher Joyce and Brian Lahmann, gastric bypass and bariatric and minimally invasive surgeons, for a free informational session “Is Weight Loss Surgery Right for You?” The program is held Wednesdays at 5:45 p.m. Participants will learn about the advantages and risks of traditional and laproscopic bariatric weight loss surgery. • Women and Heart Disease: According to the American Heart Association, heart disease is the number one killer of women, causing one in three deaths each year. Join Dr. Kathleen Drinan, cardiologist, at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 5.

to learn the facts about heart disease and what women need to do to prevent heart attacks. This is a free program • You’re Raising My Blood Pressure: Join Dr. Priya Shastri, family practice physician, to get an insight to often undetected medical conditions facing us today – hypertension and high blood pressure. This free lecture will be at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 27. Participants will learn about the various causes, complications and treatments available to help control this condition. All programs are located in the Silver Cross Hospital Conference Center, Pavilion A, 1890 Silver Cross Blvd., New Lenox. Visit www.silvercross. org to register or call 888660-HEAL (4325).

– The Herald-News

Free Children’s Orthopedic Clinic Does Your Child: • Complain of leg, knee, hip, • Been Diagnosed with shoulder, elbow or wrist pain? Scoliosis? • Complain of back pain?

• Seem clumsy or falls?

Open To Children Without Insurance Only.

Tuesday, February 4th 4:00 - 6:00pm Dr. Bradley Dworsky At Hinsdale Orthopedics 951 Essington Road, Joliet For information or appointment

Call 1-800-272-0074 Between 1:00 and 4:00 PM Monday through Friday Sponsored by Joliet Elks #296 and the Illinois Elks Children’s Care Program


The Herald-News / TheHerald-News.com

PUZZLES

Crossword 28 Born: Fr. 29 Predecessor of 36-Across and sharer with him of the 1993 Nobel Peace Prize 31 Dog tail motions 33 Abbr. at the end of a French business name 34 Knot 35 Chicago White ___ 36 Late political leader who wrote “Long Walk to Freedom” 42 “___ a living” 43 Hubbub 44 ___-advised 46 Father, in Xhosa, and a nickname for 36-Across 48 Bygone policy in 60-Across 51 Boycott 52 Vote for 54 Reads carefully

ANSWER TO PREVIOUS PUZZLE E N E M Y

S C R I B E

T O M C A T

C O T H Q U O B R O E N N I N E N O I E R N

B O N G A M O R W H A L E A N A G C K I N G O N O J O S E B A N K I W I I E A S T S I X O I N K S O O O H M A K E S H O D

T W A E A T A L T L E P O N F W D C I E N E

R O I L D E O F T W S O N D O R T E R I C A A G L E

L I E S O V E R

I S A K

H U N

B B O I N T Y I N A G X E

A L I E N A T E

T A X

N O F E E

I V O R Y

E L O P E S

L D S

R A F T S

A D A P T I N G

E B A Y

A C R D C I O S P L M P I G G T H A N E O M A S K E I T T E S M O E T V E R P H E C O E G M A C H A M H A N E S T

R A F T E I R E P R E S D A E S Y C A R E K L E R T I E L S O N M I T S A T A A P Y E S O C O O T H A F R R E R S A N D O

M A T E

L I Z A

A N N U A L

O A R S

T A R O T S

C R O P

B A S S I

ACROSS 1 United rival, once 4 Large number 8 With 68-Across, prison where 36-Across spent 18 years 14 Enjoy a repast 15 Green land 16 Philippine seaport with a reduplicative name 17 Cockpit reading: Abbr. 18 With 60-Across, 1994-99 role for 36-Across 20 Yeats’s “___ and the Swan” 22 Non-U.S. gas brand 23 “Oh no!” 24 Class of automobile inspired by the Ford Mustang 26 In the back, nautically speaking

55 River that can be seen from the Uffizi Gallery 57 Geezer 59 Zero ___ (near) 60 See 18-Across 63 Acid holder 65 Rubbernecker 66 Glitch 67 Flight board posting, for short 68 See 8-Across 69 Watch like a wolf 70 “Oedipus ___” DOWN 1 Kind of party 2 Be immersed by 3 Barack or Michelle Obama, at the memorial service for 36-Across 4 Prepare to travel again 5 Make known 6 Unlimited latitude 7 “___ of the D’Urbervilles” 8 Finished with 9 Corrida cry 10 Skeletal 11 Harsh, as winter winds 12 Runs off, as Romeo with Juliet 13 Checking account come-on 19 Author Dinesen 21 L’Oréal product 24 Enlistee with a chevron above an arc: Abbr. 25 Some horns

Tuesday, January 28, 2014 • Page 25

Edited by Will Shortz 1

2

3

4

14

15

17

18 20

5

6

7

No. 1224 8

26

29

27

30

31

34 38

55

32

40

43 48 52

56

60

28

39

47

51

13

35

42 46

12

23

25

33

11

19 22

24

37

10

16

21

36

9

49

53 57

41

44

45

63

64

50

54 58

61

59 62

65

66

67

68

69

70

PUZZLE BY DAVID J. KAHN

27 Having no depth, briefly

40 Covers

30 Draw up new boundaries for

45 Mormons: Abbr.

32 Log chopper

46 Fortunetelling decks

35 Saw logs

41 Estrange

37 Illuminated

47 Like many physicals

38 “Don’t go anywhere”

48 Beginning

39 Evolving

49 Battlefield procedure

50 Part of Attila’s legion 51 Low voices 53 Online greeting 56 Other, in Oaxaca 58 Approximately 61 Rooster’s mate 62 Low-___ (for weight-watchers) 64 Strain

For answers, call 1-900-285-5656, $1.49 a minute; or, with a credit card, 1-800-814-5554. Annual subscriptions are available for the best of Sunday crosswords from the last 50 years: 1-888-7-ACROSS. AT&T users: Text NYTX to 386 to download puzzles, or visit nytimes.com/mobilexword for more information. Online subscriptions: Today’s puzzle and more than 2,000 past puzzles, nytimes.com/crosswords ($39.95 a year). Share tips: nytimes.com/wordplay. Crosswords for young solvers: nytimes.com/learning/xwords.


PUZZLES

Page 26 • Tuesday, January 28, 2014

CROSSWORD

SUDOKU

The Herald-News / TheHerald-News.com

BRIDGE by Phillip Alder

Another unusual rebid

CELEBRITY CIPHER

Alfred North Whitehead, an English mathematician and philosopher who died in 1947, said, “It requires a very unusual mind to make an analysis of the obvious.” What some people see as obvious, others find unusual. Take, for example, today’s deal. Look at the North hand. Your partner opens one heart, you respond one no-trump, and he rebids two clubs. What would you do now? It looks obvious to raise to three clubs, game-invitational. But you would do that with a weaker hand. For example, take two of the low clubs and make them low diamonds. You would still raise to three clubs. This hand, though, is more powerful. In fact, if you had had king-queen-jack-sixth of clubs and the diamond king, you probably would have responded two clubs, not one no-trump, planning to rebid three clubs. How can you show a very good three-club raise? By rebidding two spades. This cannot be natural, because you would have responded one spade, not one no-trump, with length in that suit. And it says nothing about your holding in spades. (The same call can be used if opener rebids two diamonds and you have excellent support for that suit.) In this instance, South, with those wonderful aces, should continue with three spades to describe his distribution, and leave three notrump as an option should North have strong diamonds. Here, North would probably bid four clubs and South would raise to game. As you can see, five clubs needs either the heart finesse or the club finesse to work. But three no-trump has no chance with the club finesse failing.


ADVICE

The Herald-News / TheHerald-News.com

Tuesday, January 28, 2014 • Page 27

Dad looking to relocate hates to leave parents If teen wants to stay, DEAR ABBY he must live with dad

Dear Abby: My two children and I have lived with my parents for a few years because I had some health problems. Now that I am healthy again, I’m ready to return to work and move to a new home, but I am encountering severe resistance from my parents. As I have recovered, our situation has gone from my parents helping me to my assuming the majority of the household responsibilities. My parents say they know I want to go back to work and know it will be good for me to be independent, but because of their own health concerns they need me to stay. I have always felt a strong responsibility toward my family, but I know that not having a home to call our own limits the personal growth of my children and me. I have been offered a great job in another state that would allow me to provide well for my children, but I feel crushing guilt for even considering leaving my parents to fend for

Jeanne Phillips

themselves. I know this will be a life-changing decision for all of us, so please give me an objective point of view. – Dad Torn In Two Directions In Texas Dear Dad: On an emotional level, of course your leaving will be traumatic for your parents. They will miss you and the children and all the activity in the house they have become used to. Also, someone may have to assume the household chores that you have been taking care of. If you accept this job – and in my opinion you should if you can’t find one that pays as well closer to your parents – perhaps you could subsidize a housekeeper, a cleaning company or someone to help with the yard work a few times a month.

Dear Abby: I was wondering if a woman can be considered engaged to a man if she is still married to another man, but separated? I have a friend who has been separated from her husband for two years. They live apart, but not “legally.” Can she be considered engaged? Wouldn’t her ring be a promise ring and not an engagement ring? Please help me clear up this confusion. – Confounded In West Virginia Dear Confounded: To declare oneself engaged while legally married to another person does appear to be premature. However, your friend can call herself whatever she wants if it pleases her. The same is true for what she calls the rock she’s wearing. If you value her friendship, you’ll let it slide and don’t contradict her. • Write Dear Abby at www.dearabby.com.

Febrile seizures in kids usually have no long-term effects Dear Doctor K: My 9-month-old daughter had a seizure last time she had a high fever. The pediatrician said it could happen again. What do I need to know? Dear Reader: The medical term for what your daughter experienced is febrile seizure. I was taught that febrile seizures are caused by a high fever or a sudden rise in body temperature. The effect of the higher body temperature makes the brain “irritable” and causes a seizure. But in the last few years, we’ve learned it may be more complicated than that. Some childhood seizures are caused by a new infection with a common virus, called human herpesvirus-6. This virus infects most children at a young age and remains in their bodies for the rest of their lives. When a child first is infected with this virus, it travels to the brain, where it causes a fever – and may cause chemical changes in the brain that lead to seizures. We don’t know how many febrile seizures are caused by this virus. We do know that severe febrile seizures that don’t end promptly often are caused by the virus. What is a seizure? The brain’s nerve cells communicate with each

ASK DOCTOR K Anthony L. Komaroff other by giving off tiny electric signals in a tightly controlled process. However, when someone has a seizure, large numbers of cells start firing in an uncontrolled process. (On my website, AskDoctorK.com, I’ve put an illustration of what electrical activity in the brain looks like normally and during a seizure.) Depending on where in the brain the seizure starts, and whether the electrical firestorm travels to another part of the brain, seizures have different effects on the body. Some seizures cause a person to temporarily lose consciousness. Some cause different muscles in the body to twitch or jerk uncontrollably. Others just cause temporary strange behavior. As your doctor mentioned, many children who have had a febrile seizure will have another one. One of the best ways to prevent one is to prevent a high fever. If your daughter develops a fever, have her drink plenty of water and fruit juices to prevent

dehydration. Give her ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin, others) or acetaminophen (Tylenol), but not aspirin. You cannot stop a seizure once it starts. If your daughter has a seizure, the following can help keep her safe: • Place her on her side or stomach on a safe, flat surface, such as the floor. Keep her away from furniture or objects that may cause injury. • Tilt her head to the side to prevent choking. • Do not restrain her, or put anything between her teeth. • Observe her carefully so you can describe the events to your doctor. • If the seizure lasts longer than about five minutes, call your doctor. Otherwise, call your doctor after the seizure is over, to arrange an appointment if necessary. It can be extremely distressing to watch your child experience a seizure. Fortunately, most children outgrow this condition, and febrile seizures generally are not harmful and do not cause long-term problems.

• Visit www.AskDoctorK.com to send questions and get additional information.

Dr. Wallace: I’m 17 and a senior in high school. My parents were divorced last year, and I decided to live with my mother because I think my father is to blame for the split. My mother has a boyfriend. He’s a nice man and I like him very much. He’s from California and plans to move to the Los Angeles area in a month. My mother will move too, and they want me to go with them. I love my mom, but I want to stay here and graduate with my classmates. The only problem is that I’d have to live with my father, whom I don’t respect. Please tell me your thoughts on this. – Nameless, Seattle, Wash. Dear Nameless: I usually encourage parents to let their children graduate with their classmates, if at all possible. In your case, however, I don’t think it would work, since you have no relative with whom you could stay other than your father. You’re faced with a dilemma that has no ideal solution. Dr. Wallace: My parents suspect that my 19-year-old brother is using cocaine because he has been acting very weird lately and my mother found a white powder substance in his room. She flushed the stuff down the toilet. We have talked to my brother about his possible cocaine use, but he denies it. All he’ll admit to is smoking pot once in a while. We need to know the symptoms of cocaine use so that we can get help for him if he’s using it. Can you help us? – Anne, Indianapolis, Ind. Dear Anne: Regular cocaine users have a difficult time sleeping and usually lose their appetite. Cocaine initially elevates one’s

’TWEEN 12 & 20 Robert Wallace mood, temporarily filling the user with a sense of exhilaration and well-being. As this effect wears off, however, the user slides into a depression that is characterized by feelings of dullness or tension and edginess. It is extremely difficult for someone hooked on cocaine to overcome his addiction without help from a treatment program. I would suggest you call the information and treatment referral hotline of the National Institute on Drug Abuse, at (800) 662-HELP. Dr. Wallace: I read in a teen magazine that Ecstasy is the most popular drug used at rave parties. I live in a very small town, and I’m embarrassed to admit that I don’t know what Ecstasy is and I’ve never heard of a rave party. Please tell me. I’m 14 years old and live a very sheltered life. – Nameless, Cedar Lake, Ind. Dear Nameless: Don’t be embarrassed. It would be great if no one knew about Ecstasy and rave parties. Ecstasy is a synthetic hallucinogenic drug and is popular to drug users because of its ample availability and its low price. Constant use of Ecstasy can cause brain damage. Any dose can cause anxiety, nausea, sweating, teeth clenching and muscle cramping, and in some cases, even death. Raves are late-night parties that can hold a large group of people. • Email Dr. Robert Wallace at rwallace@galesburg.net.


Page 28 • Tuesday, January 28, 2014

COMICS

Arlo & Janis

Garfield

Big Nate

Frank & Earnest

Crankshaft

Soup to Nutz

Stone Soup

The Born Loser

The Herald-News / TheHerald-News.com


COMICS

The Herald-News / TheHerald-News.com Beetle Bailey

Tuesday, January 28, 2014 • Page 29

Dilbert

Blondie

Rose Is Rose

Pearls Before Swine

Since 1988

Antiques Ltd. Yes We Are Open!

BUYING JOLIET BOTTLES 1006 W. Jefferson St. • Joliet

The Argyle Sweater

Real Life Adventures

815-741-2466 Open Tues. Through Sat. 11am-5pm Last 2 weeks each month

O’HARE & MIDWAY Book Ticket Online

$10 thru

thru 1/31/14

To place a classified ad, call 877-264-2527.


TODAY’S BIRTHDAYS Jackson Pollock (1912-1956), artist; Nicolas Sarkozy (1955), French president; Frank Darabont (1959), filmmaker; Sarah McLachlan (1968), singer-songwriter; Elijah Wood (1981), actor. Page 30 • Tuesday, January 28, 2014

HOROSCOPE By BERNICE BEDE OSOL

The Herald-News / TheHerald-News.com

Top five note-worthy moments at Grammy’s

Newspaper Enterprise Association

By DAVID MALITZ TODAY – You will be emotional, giving, understanding and admired by others this year. Your generous attitude will be enthusiastically reciprocated. You can develop stronger bonds with family members. You will have to learn to accept what you cannot change and stay positive even when things don’t work out as planned. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) – Investment opportunities will be dubious and unlikely to yield results. Be scrupulous about whom to trust with your hard-earned cash. Don’t be easygoing about lending money to other people. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) – It may be a challenge to relate to your partner right now. Listen carefully to his or her concerns, but avoid voicing your opinions. You can’t win today, so it’s best to keep to yourself. ARIES (March 21-April 19) – Investing in property will be your best bet. Make the effort to examine your options carefully. Consider joint ventures. Women in your life may present you with opportunities. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) – Romantic opportunities can develop while traveling for business or attending a talk. You can complete contracts or formulate new agreements that will lead to prosperity. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) – You can improve your financial situation through carefully considered investments or handling other people’s money. Secret goings-on may lead you down an undignified path. CANCER (June 21-July 22) – You may see a return on past investments now. You will cherish the company of children if you choose to engage with them intelligently. Self-improvement projects will have a beneficial outcome. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) – You will be most efficient if you can work from home today. Catch up on any housework or other chores you have been avoiding lately. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) – You must take full advantage of any opportunity to travel. Keep your personal life to yourself for the time being. Correspondence is unlikely to reach you on time today. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) – You will likely feel extravagant. Your lover may end up costing you today. Avoid lending money or possessions to female friends. Concentrate on your work. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) – You should make time to discuss the future with your partner. Short trips or outings will help to ease your communication. You may overreact to personal issues today. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) – Being evasive or avoidant will backfire on you today. Now is the time to come clean and hope for the best. If you are imprecise in your communication, you will be misinterpreted. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) – Someone may try to undermine you today. Be clear and direct when talking to superiors or colleagues. Don’t leave any room for misunderstandings.

The Washington Post So, you didn’t watch the Grammys because you were watching “Downton Abbey” or “True Detective” or the Pro Bowl. (Ha, just kidding on that last one). Or because you, correctly, figured there were better ways to spend nearly four hours. But that doesn’t mean you don’t want to take part in the discussion that’s happening this week. With these talking points you’ll be right there with everyone who watched every moment.

1. Daft Punk does not break character under any circumstance. Even upon winning the biggest award of the night, album of the year, the helmeted French duo behind last year’s still-inescapable “Get Lucky” didn’t ditch their signature headgear. This is impressive not just in terms of commitment to character but also because it had to be hot in those helmets after nearly four hours, right? The duo stayed silent when winning major awards for record of the year and best pop duo/group performance, letting collaborator Pharrell Williams speak on their behalf. And when their name was called for album of the year, the “robot” duo shared an embrace and accepted their trophies but remained wordless and under their helmets.

2. Speaking of Pharrell Williams ... what was the deal with his hats? If you want to get people talking, this is probably the one question to ask. Anyone who watched will have opinions, jokes and comparisons to other famous hats. Like Arby’s, which was happy to play along. And there was no shortage of opportunities to talk about the hat, since Pharrell – the vocalist on “Get Lucky” – took the stage with Daft Punk every time the duo won an award.

3. It looked like it was going to be Macklemore’s night, but it was only kind of his night. The Seattle rapper – along with his trusty sidekick Ryan Lewis – seemed poised to be the big winner after he swept the rap categories in the pre-telecast awards ceremony. In winning best rap performance, best rap song and best rap album, he beat out the likes of Drake, Eminem, Jay Z, Kanye West and Kendrick

Photo provided

The Seattle rapper Macklemore (pictured) won best rap performance, best rap song and best rap album, beating Drake, Eminem, Jay Z, Kanye West and Kendrick Lamar. Lamar. Not exactly weak competition. And while there was the expected win for best new artist, the “Thrift Shop” star was shut out of the other major categories. But on a night filled with spectacle performances, it was Macklemore’s performance of gay-rights anthem “Same Love” that stood out, thanks to the – sweet? gimmicky? both? – actual marriages of 33 couples (billed as gay, straight and of mixed ethnic backgrounds) who officially tied the knot during the performance. Oh yeah, Queen Latifah was the officiant and Madonna came out to sing, as well.

4. Get to know Lorde and Kacey Musgraves. If you’ve been paying at least sort-of close attention, you already know who these two young female performers are. Lorde is the 17-year-old New Zealander whose breakout single “Royals” remains an unstoppable force; Kacey Musgraves is the 25-year-old Texan who has emerged as country music’s brightest new star. Both had big nights. Lorde gave a typically bewitching performance of “Royals” early in the evening and took home awards for song of the year and best pop solo performance. Musgraves gave a sweet and straightforward performance of her

hit “Follow Your Arrow” before taking home the award for best country album. In that category, she beat out Taylor Swift, who might be losing her magic touch. The former Grammy favorite went home empty-handed.

5. It is still Beyonce’s world and we are still just living in it. It may seem like eons ago, but way back at the beginning of the show, Queen Bey kicked things off with a commanding and seductive performance of “Drunk in Love.” Everyone in the audience seemed to be basking in her presence; even when husband Jay Z emerged for his verse, he seemed to be simply be doing the same. For 8 p.m. on CBS, it was pretty risque.

6. The show was long. Far, far too long. There is absolutely no reason that show needed to be nearly four hours. Dedicating the telecast to performances instead of awards makes sense, but it would have been OK to trim a few. More than a few. We’d all be just fine and a little less tired if, say, Hunter Hayes, John Legend, Metallica/Lang Lang and Keith Urban/ Gary Clark, Jr., didn’t make the final cut. This was the double-LP of awards shows, and there are always too many tracks on double LPs.


TELEVISION

The Herald-News / TheHerald-News.com

Tuesday, January 28, 2014 • Page 31 Movies

’: In Stereo (CC): Closed captioned (G): General audience (PG): Parental guidance (14): Parents strongly cautioned (M): Mature audiences only (N): New show.

6:00 BROADCAST

6:30

Ent (N) CBS 2 "News (N) Access H. (N) NBC 5 "News (N) Wheel (N) ABC 7 "News (N) Two/Half Men WGN 9 Two/Half Men Good Times ANT 9.2 Good Times PBS 11 "PBS NewsHour (N) ’ (CC) PBS 20 Charlie Rose (N) ’ (CC) House/Payne CIU 26 There Yet? U2 26.2 Jerry Springer ’ (14) (CC) M*A*S*H (PG) ME 26.3 M*A*S*H (PG) ME2 26.4 Hawaii Five-0 (PG) (CC) Catch 21 (G) BNC 26.5 Catch 21 (G) FOX 32 The Simpsons Mod Fam ION 38 Criminal Minds (14-L,S) (CC) TEL 44 Caso Cerrado: Edicion Big Bang MY 50 Big Bang TF 60 Pequenos Gigantes (PG) (SS) UNI 66 Mentir Para Vivir (N) (14-D)

6:00 BASIC CABLE A&E AMC ANIMAL BET BIGTEN BRAVO CMT COM CSN DISC DISN E! ESPN ESPN2 FAM FOOD FX HALL HGTV HIST LIFE MTV NICK OWN OXY SPIKE SYFY TBS TCM TLC TLN TNT TOON TRAVEL TVLAND USA VH1

6:30

7:00

7:30

NCIS ’ (14-L,V) (CC) (DVS) The Biggest Loser (N) (PG) Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. The Originals (N) (14-L,V) (CC) Diff. Strokes Diff. Strokes "Chicago Tonight ’ Antiques Roadshow (G) (CC)

8:00

8:30

7:30

9:30

10:00

10:30

11:00

■ Sports

11:30

Two/Half Men State of the Union 2014 (N) (Live) ’ (CC) State of the Union 2014 (N) (Live) Goldbergs State of the Union 2014 (N) (Live) ’ (CC) Supernatural (N) (14-L,V) (CC) "WGN News at Nine (N) (CC) Sanford & Son Sanford & Son All in Family All in Family The Amish: American Experience ’ (PG) (CC) (DVS) Midsomer Murders (PG) (CC) Midsomer Murders (PG) (CC)

The Queen Latifah Show (PG) House/Payne Meet, Browns ■High School Basketball Brother Rice vs. St. Rita. (N) (Live) Gilligan’s Isle Gilligan’s Isle Hogan Heroes F Troop (G) Gunsmoke (G) (CC) Rawhide (PG) Newlywed Newlywed Off-Chain (N) "BRKDWN Brooklyn Nine State of the Union 2014 (N) (Live) Dads (N) ’ Criminal Minds ’ (14-L,V) Criminal Minds ’ (14-L,V) La Reina del Sur (N) ’ (SS) La Impostora (N) ’ (SS) Bones ’ (14-D,L,V) (CC) Bones ’ (14-D,L,S,V) (CC) Trespass (’11) ›‡ Nicolas Cage, Nicole Kidman. (SS) Por Siempre Mi Amor (N) (SS) Lo Que la Vida Me Robo (N)

7:00

9:00

" News

8:00

8:30

"News (N) Late Show W/Letterman (N) Ferguson "News (N) Tonight Show w/Jay Leno (N) J. Fallon (N) "News (N) Jimmy Kimmel Live (N) (14) Nightline (N) Friends (PG) The Arsenio Hall Show (14) Family Guy ’ Maude (PG) Maude (PG) Jeannie Jeannie Frontline The NFL and brain injuries in players. ’ (PG) (CC) "Journal (G) Tavis Smiley Charlie Rose (N) ’ (CC) Cops Rel. Seinfeld (CC) Seinfeld (PG) King King Family Guy ’ Insider (N) American Dad King of Hill Cleveland King of Hill OK! TV (N) ’ Taxi (PG-D,L) Taxi (PG) (CC) Twilight Zone Perry Mason (G) (CC) Untouchables Have Gun... Have Gun... Bullwinkle Honeymnr Andy Griffith Hogan Heroes Off The Chain "BRKDWN Marked for Death (’90) ›› Steven Seagal. (CC) "News (N) Mod Fam TMZ (PG) (CC) Dish Nation Dr. Oz Show Flashpoint (PG-V) (CC) (DVS) Criminal Minds ’ (14-L,V) Flashpoint ’ (PG-V) (CC) "Telemundo (N) ■Titulares, Mas La Reina del Sur ’ (SS) Santa Diabla (N) ’ (SS) The Simpsons The Simpsons How I Met How I Met The Office The Office ’ ■Contacto Deportivo(SS) Hitman (’07) ›› Timothy Olyphant, Dougray Scott. (SS) "Noticias "Noticiero Uni Discurso Sobre el Estado (N) Que Pobres Tan Ricos (N)

9:00

9:30

10:00

10:30

11:00

11:30

Storage Wars Storage Wars Storage Wars Storage Wars Storage Wars Storage Wars Storage Wars Storage Wars Storage Wars Storage Wars Storage Wars Storage Wars (4:30) Twister (’96) ››› The Bourne Identity (’02) ››› Matt Damon, Franka Potente. (CC) The Rock (’96) ››› Sean Connery, Nicolas Cage. (CC) Wild Appalachia ’ (PG) (CC) Wild Serengeti ’ (PG) (CC) Madagascar ’ (PG) (CC) Wild Serengeti ’ (PG) (CC) Madagascar ’ (PG) (CC) Being Mary Jane (N) (CC) Being Mary Jane (CC) The Wendy Williams Show (N) Tyler Perry’s I Can Do Bad All By Myself (’09) ››‡ Tyler Perry, Taraji P. Henson. (CC) ■College Gymnastics Ohio State at Illinois. (Taped) ■Finale (N) ■The Journey ■Big Ten Finale ■The Journey ■B1G Football Replay From Jan. 1, 2014. Housewives/Atl. Housewives/Atl. Shahs of Sunset (N) (14) 100 Days of Summer (N) (14) Happens (N) Shahs of Sunset (14) Housewives The Dukes of Hazzard (G) The Dukes of Hazzard (G) Cops Rel. Reba ’ (PG) Reba ’ (PG) Smokey and the Bandit (’77) ››› Burt Reynolds, Sally Field. Colbert Report Daily Show Kroll Show Tosh.0 (CC) Tosh.0 (CC) Tosh.0 (CC) Tosh.0 (CC) Kroll Show (N) Daily Show (N) Colbert (N) At Midnight Tosh.0 (CC) ■SportsTalk (N) ■SportsNet Bears Classic ■Bl’khawks (N) ■NHL Hockey Chicago Blackhawks at Calgary Flames. (N) (Live) ■Postgame (N) ■SportsNet (N) Moonshiners: Outlaw Cuts (N) To Be Announced To Be Announced Moonshiners ’ (14) (CC) Moonshiners (N) ’ (14) (CC) Moonshiners ’ (14) (CC) Dog With Blog Judy Moody and the NOT Bummer Summer Good-Charlie Liv & Maddie Dog With Blog Austin & Ally Good-Charlie Good-Charlie Good-Charlie Jessie ’ (G) E! News (N) (PG) Fashion Police (14) Celeb Boot RichKids of RichKids of Celeb Boot Chelsea (N) E! News (PG) Chelsea Lat ■College Basketball Michigan State at Iowa. (N) (Live) ■College Basketball Kentucky at LSU. (N) (Live) ■SportsCenter (N) (Live)(CC) ■SportsCenter (N) (Live)(CC) ■College Basketball West Virginia at Baylor. (N) (Live) ■2014 College Football All-Star Challenge (N) ■Olbermann (N) (Live)(CC) ■Olbermann(CC) Ravenswood (N) (14-D,V) (CC) Pretty Little Liars (14-D,L,V) Pretty Little Liars ’ (14-L,V) Pretty Little Liars (N) ’ (CC) The 700 Club ’ (G) (CC) Ravenswood ’ (14-D,V) (CC) Chopped (G) Chopped (G) Chopped (G) Chopped (G) Diners, Drive Diners, Drive Chopped (G) Justified (MA) Justified (MA) Justified (MA) X-Men: First Class (’11) ››› James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender. Little House on the Prairie The Waltons (G) (CC) The Waltons (G) (CC) Frasier (PG) Frasier (PG-D) Frasier (PG) Frasier (PG) Golden Girls Golden Girls Hunters Int’l Hunters Property Property Property (N) Property (N) Hunters (N) Hunters Int’l Beat Beat Property Property Pawn Stars Pawn Stars Counting Cars Counting Cars Cnt. Cars (N) Cnt. Cars (N) American (N) American (N) Restoration Restoration Counting Cars Counting Cars Dance Moms (PG-L) (CC) Dance Moms (N) (PG-L) (CC) Dance Moms (N) (PG-L) (CC) Kim of Queens (N) (PG) (CC) Kim of Queens (PG-L) (CC) Dance Moms (PG-L) (CC) Ridiculous. Ridiculous. Are You the One? (14-D,L,S) Teen Mom 2 (N) ’ (PG-L) Are You the One? (N) ’ Teen Mom 2 ’ (PG-L) Teen Mom 2 ’ (PG-L) Sam & Cat (G) Every Witch Full House (G) Full House (G) Full House (G) Full House (G) Full House (G) Full House (G) Friends (14) Friends (14) Friends ’ (14) (CC) The Haves and the Have Nots The Haves and the Have Nots The Haves, Nots (N) The Haves and the Have Nots The Haves and the Have Nots The Haves and the Have Nots Bad Girls All Star Battle (CC) Bad Girls All Star Battle (N) Bad Girls All Star Battle (CC) Bad Girls All Star Battle (CC) Bad Girls All Star Battle (CC) Paternity Paternity (5:00) Alien vs. Predator (’04) Alien vs. Predator (’04) ›› Sanaa Lathan, Raoul Bova. The Day After Tomorrow (’04) ››‡ Dennis Quaid, Jake Gyllenhaal. Face Off (14) Face Off (14) Face Off (N) (14) Opposite Worlds (N) (14) (CC) Face Off (14) Opposite Worlds ’ (14) (CC) Big Bang Big Bang Big Bang Big Bang Cougar (N) Big Bang Conan (N) (14) (CC) Cougar Town Conan (14) Seinfeld (PG) Family Guy ’ TCM-Under the Influence Get Carter (’71) ››› Michael Caine, Ian Hendry. (CC) Pulp (’72) ››‡ Gambit (’66) ›››‡ Shirley MacLaine. (CC) My 600-Lb. Life (N) (PG) (CC) Escaping the Prophet (N) (14) 90 Day Fiance ’ (PG) (CC) My 600-Lb. Life ’ (PG) (CC) My 600-Lb. Life ’ (PG) (CC) Escaping the Prophet ’ (14) Pure Passion Theatre Life Focus Way of Master Sig. Insights Urban Altern. Life Today Paid Program Paid Program Be Focused The 700 Club ’ (G) (CC) The Mentalist (14-L,V) (CC) The Mentalist (14-L,V) (CC) Castle ’ (PG-D,L) (CC) (DVS) Castle ’ (PG-L,V) (CC) (DVS) Castle ’ (PG-L,V) (CC) (DVS) Castle ’ (14-L,V) (CC) (DVS) Chicken Aqua Teen Regular Show Johnny Test Uncle Gra. (N) Advent. Time King of Hill Cleveland American Dad American Dad Family Guy ’ Family Guy ’ Man v. Food Man v. Food Bizarre Foods America (PG) Dangerous (Season Premiere) Bord. Rico Bord. Rico (N) Airport 24/7: Airport 24/7: Dangerous Grounds (PG) (CC) Gilligan’s Isle Gilligan’s Isle Gilligan’s Isle Gilligan’s Isle Raymond Raymond Raymond Raymond Kirstie (CC) The Exes (PG) The King of Queens (PG) (CC) Law & Order: SVU Law & Order: SVU Mod Fam Mod Fam Mod Fam Mod Fam Mod Fam Mod Fam Law & Order: SVU Couples Therapy ’ (14-D,L) Mob Wives ’ (14-D,L,S) (CC) Love & Hip Hop ’ (14-D,L) Love & Hip Hop ’ (14-D,L,V) ■Super Bowl Blitz (N) ’ (PG) Love & Hip Hop ’ (14-D,L)

BEST MOVIES 7:00 p.m. AMC ››› “The Bourne Identity” (2002, Suspense) Matt Damon, Franka Potente. An amnesiac agent is marked for death after a botched hit. Å (2:31) TCM ›››‡ “Gambit” (1966, Suspense) Shirley MacLaine, Michael Caine. A Briton recruits a Eurasian woman to help steal a statuette. Å (2:00) 8:00 p.m. CMT ››› “Smokey and the Bandit” (1977, Comedy) Burt Reynolds, Sally Field. A bootlegger burns rubber to evade a stubborn sheriff. (2:30)

9:00 p.m. BNC 26.5 ›› “Marked for Death” (1990, Action) Steven Seagal, Basil Wallace. A former DEA agent tries to stop a Jamaican drug ring. Å (2:00) TF 60 ›› “Hitman” (2007, Accion) Timothy Olyphant, Dougray Scott. Un asesino se involucra en una conspiracion politica. (SS) (2:00) TCM ››› “Get Carter” (1971, Crime Drama) Michael Caine, Ian Hendry. London mobster ties brother’s slaying to porn film and crime boss. Å (2:00) 9:31 p.m. AMC ››› “The Rock” (1996, Action) Sean Connery, Nicolas Cage. Alcatraz Island terrorists threaten to gas San Francisco. Å (2:59)

BEST BETS ± 7 p.m. CBS 2 NCIS: Parsons (Colin Hanks) gains a new perspective on Gibbs (Mark Harmon) and the team after an explosion at a black-tie affair in the nation’s capital. DiNozzo and McGee (Michael Weatherly, Sean Murray) take the risky step of investigating the case as civilians in “Whiskey Tango Foxtrot.” Pauley Perrette and David McCallum also star. ± 8 p.m. WGN 9 Supernatural: Dean and Sam (Jensen Ackles, Jared Padalecki) go to see Garth (DJ

Qualls) after getting word that he’s in the hospital. It isn’t a happy reunion, however, as Dean, still feeling guilty about Kevin, angrily confronts Garth about disappearing and demands to know where he’s been — which only causes him to flee again in the new episode “Sharp Teeth.”

± 9 p.m. on BRAVO 100 Days of Summer: Jay has a confrontation with Phillips over her work on his launch event. Spreading a rumor that could ruin Vince’s relationship lands Pascale in the middle of a fight, after which Phillips and Tara leave her to fend for herself in the new episode “Cruel Summer.”


Tuesday Tuesday, January 28, 2014

classified

February 22, 2011

“Sun “RollingDogs” Along Photoa By: Jen with Song”

Find it here. Find it fast!

Photo by: brent711

Call 877-264-CLAS (2527)

E-mail: classified@shawsuburban.com TheHerald-News.com/classified

FITNESS

Aqua and Group Fitness Instructors

Auto LEAD / EXPERIENCE TECHNICIAN for high volume auto repair shop. Must have valid drivers license. ASC certification a +. 815-634-0004 Bob's Advanced Auto & Tire Coal City

CASHIER – Good starting pay. Flexible hours, days, nights, weekends. Plainfield area. Call 815-514-6242 Drivers: $2000 Sign On Bonus! Class-A 2yrs Exp. Company Drivers .44cpm East & .40 all other. Health/Dental/401K-Local, Regional & OTR. Owner Op's 78% of line haul 100% FS Plate Program, No electronics. Tom: 800-972-0084 Ext 6855 Drivers: Immediate Openings! Sign-On Bonus! Home Weekends! CDL-A & 1+ yrs Exp. Req. www.CoxTransfer.com 1-800-593-3590

for AM, PM and weekend classes for a Shorewood active adult community. Melissa 815-730-8530 mhornick@fosterpremier.com

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

Part-Time Fundraising / Volunteer Chair

Be your own boss as an independent contractor!!

Will County Humane Society in Shorewood is looking for a PT Fundraising / Volunteer Chair. Responsibilities include increasing both the organizations revenues, and volunteer numbers & participation. Minimum 2 years fundraising experience required. Up to 25 hrs/week. Salary based on experience. View job description at willcountyhumane.com. Submit your resume to: willcountyhumanesociety@ gmail.com No calls or in-person inquiries.

Contractors needed to deliver, build, maintain, and service single copy sales delivery routes in the BrookfieldWestchester area. Deliveries are one day a week. Must have reliable vehicle, valid drivers license, insurance, and a good driving record. Contact Nicole Austin at 630-427-6204 or naustin@shawmedia.com

NEWSPAPER DELIVERY

CAREGIVERS - Senior Living Community seeks Caregivers. Various shifts. Apply at 1681 Willow Circle, Crest Hill.

FURNITURE STORE WAREHOUSE DELIVERY - Valid drivers license a must. Furniture experience helpful. Full time. Apply in person: Mikes Furniture, 830 E Cass, Joliet

SAFETY INSPECTOR Joliet Undgrd Utility Contractor. Daily site inspections, enforce & maintain safety program. Resume to: cbci@live.com

UNARMED SECURITY OFFICERS Wanted in Joliet. F.T. Excellent wages. Please email resume to: security@

excelsecurityservices.net

Cat: all white cat, very friendly, found around Hickory St., in Crest Hill, 815-726-6626 Caregiver seeking to take care of your loved one. Have been certified in CA. and IL Crest Hill, Joliet, Lockport area. 614 929 0327

$$ TOP $$ $$ CASH $$ FOR YOUR CAR, TRUCK, VAN

WE PAY THE MOST! 7 DAYS – FAST SVC. No haggling

!!! FREE TOW !!!

Silver Chain

Place your Classified ad online 24/7 at: www.TheHerald-News.com/ PlaceAnAd

Free AT&T internet access and TV. Half mile to 355, $1150/mo + sec + utilities. 708-278-1958

JOLIET, 2415 Pecan St. Newer house, 3or4 BD, 2 BA, Plainfield PAYING CASH schools. $1375/mo + sec dep. for pre-1975 sports cards, Avail 2/1. 815-325-9128 non-sport cards, comics, advertising signs, toys, trains, any Joliet: 125 Lewis Rd., 3BR, 1BA, & all collectibles & antiques, FR, lndry rm., $900/mo+$900 entire collections & estates Kitchen Cabinets, solid oak, 4 tops dep., utils pd by tenant, sec. 8 OK, Affordable Cathedral/ Joliet 5 bottoms, very good condition. Call Mike 219-331-9224 Call Lorraine at 630-730-5588 Studio-1BR, util incl., elevator. $600 OBO (815) 382-9480 or Don 586-634-5900 $105-$140/wk, $455-$607/mo, LOCKPORT 2 BEDROOM Lndry, Guest Library, Nr. Bus & Heat, C/A, appl, pay all util, lndry Dwntown. (815-726-2000) hook-up. $800/mo + sec + ref + credit check, 1 year lease, no CREST HILL 527 Pasadena 1 King Set $199 pets, near metra. 815-886-1316 2BR w/ balcony, appl included. King Bed New $149 Secure bldg, no pets, $950/mo. NEW LENOX 4BR RANCH Twin $79 -- Full $89 By Appt. 815-592-3782 2 bath, 2 car detached garage. New in Plastic Warranty Joliet: modern 2BR w/dining rm, Avail 2/1, $1500/mo + security. 630-717-8545 Can Deliver 815-351-3566 no pets, 562 Clay St., $750/mo+dep., 815-919-9219 West Joliet Convenient Location 5pc Living Room Set $399 Spacious 3BR, 1.5BA, CAC. MINOOKA 2BR, large, very nice, Can Separate 630-717-8545 Laundry room, Sect 8 OK. off street parking, extra storage, New Leather Sofa $499 $945/mo. 815-722-1389 no pets or smoking. W/D hookup. 630-254-6165 Can Deliver www.protown.org $840/Mo. Call 815-528-5692

Early morning newspaper delivery needed in suburban Illinois areas. GERMAN SHEPHERD PUPS Must be at least 18 years of age, AKC/OFA! Imported parents on site. have a valid drivers license and Great fam dogs & protection, an insured vehicle. $950 - $1250/ea. 815-685-4764 Please call 708-342-5649 and www.promisedlandshepherds.com leave name, contact info and town you reside in.

With Fingerprint Thumb Lost by mall in Joliet around New Year's. REWARD 815-293-0615 ~ 815-347-0615

HOMER GLEN 3 BEDROOM

NEED CASH? I will buy your Guns, ammo, coins & antique motors. Call Rick at 630-674-0832.

ALWAYS INVESTIGATE BEFORE INVESTING ANY MONEY

$$$ TOP CASH $$$ FOR YOUR JUNK CAR, TRUCK, VAN 708-448-9155

Fast Service....No Haggling

Get the job you want at TheHerald-News.com/jobs

WANTED SCRAP METAL Nanny and/or Caregiver (elderly) Available Mon-Fri 6am-6pm, 30 yrs exp., Call for more details 815-603-7775

Garden Tractors Snowmobiles, Appliances, Anything Metal

The Herald-News Classified It works.

Free Pick Up

815-210-8819

708-448-9155

SOUTHWEST AUTO SALV. WE BUY JUNK CARS American 815-723-6878 Import 815-722-4629

WE PAY THE BEST For Junk Cars, Trucks & Vans with or without titles. 630-817-3577 or 219-697-3833

Send your Help Wanted Advertising 24/7 to: Email: helpwanted@ shawsuburban.com Fax: 815-477-8898

NEW LENOX 2BR TH STYLE 1 bath, private basement & patio. D/W, coin laundry on site. $1025/mo. 708-710-2570

Joliet Big, Clean, Furn. Room fridge/micro or stove, Newly renovated, nice wood floors. Twin Oaks West, Clean, Updated Laundry, elevator, on bus line. 1BR, oak kitchen, appl, blt-in$95/wk, $412/m 815-726-2000 micro, lots of closet, a/c, free heat. Ready now. 815-744-5141 Twin Oaks West, Large Clean 2BR Open kitchen, mirrored closet drs, appl, blt-in-micro, D/W, free heat. Rockdale - Turn Key. Street Front Troy Schools. 815-744-5141 Commercial Property for rent. Fully renovated. Space currently Hot Dog Updated Clean 2BR, New Carpet shop space has unlimited business Appl, blt-in-micro, 2 a/c's, ceiling opportunities. Parking lot included. fans, elec entry, free carport and 217-723-4646 water, no pet. 815-744-5141

Joliet ~ Bellarmine Drive Spacious 3BR TH, 1.5BA, appl. W/D in bsmt, heat, A/C, $980/mo. Tenant pays all util.815-730-6873

Mokena: 4 rms, near train, nice yrd, city water, half of gar., no pets, $900/mo.+sec., 708-717-5535

I PAY CASH FOR HOUSES Any Location. Any Condition. Ron Orloff 815-730-1300

ELWOOD ~ 3 BEDROOM 1 bath, all appliances, garage. No pets/smoking, $990/mo. 815-467-2718

The Herald-News Classified 877-264-2527

PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 12TH JUDICAL CIRCUIT WILL COUNTY STATE OF ILLINOIS ESTATE OF ERNEST GEOFFREY MORRIS, DECEASED. 08 P 547 Notice is given of the death of the above named decedent. Letters of office were issued to DERRICK MORRIS, P. O. BOX 274, COVERT, MIGHIGAN 49043 AND P.O. BOX M-140 HWY., COVERT MICHIGAN 49043, as Independent Administrator whose attorney is PETER A. PAPOUTSIS, THE LAW OFFICES OF NICHOLAS C. SYREGELAS, 19 NORTH GREEN STREET, CHICAGO, ILLINOIS 60607. Notice to Heirs and Legatees Notice is given to DERRICK MORRIS, ETHAN D. MORRIS, BARRY C. MORRIS AND ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN HEIRS AND LEGATEES who are heirs or legatees in the above proceeding to probate a will and whose name or address is not stated in the petition to admit the will to probate, that an order was entered by the court on AUGUST 8, 2008, admitting the will to probate. Within 42 days after the effective date of the original order of admission you may file a petition with the court to require proof of the will by testimony of the witnesses to the will in open court or other evidence, as provided in section 5/621 of the Probate Act of 1975 (Ill. Compiled Stat. 1992, Ch. 755, par. 5/6-21). You also have the right under section 5/8-1 of the Probate Act (Ill. Compiled Stat. 1992, Ch 755, par. 5/8-1) to contest the validity of the will by filing a petition with the court within 6 months after admis-


CLASSIFIED

The Herald News / TheHerald-News.com sion of the will to probate. 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 28, 2014, or , if mailing or delivery of a notice from the representative is required by

pr qu by section 5/18-3 of the Probate Act of 1975, the date stated in that notice. Any claim not filed on or before that date is barred. Copies of the 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. PETER A. PAPOUTSIS THE LAW OFFICES OF NICHOLAS C. SYREGELAS 19 NORTH GREEN STREET CHICAGO, ILLINOIS 60607 312-243-0900 I586966 (Published in the Herald-News January 28, February 4, 11, 2014)

PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 12TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT WILL COUNTY - JOLIET, ILLINOIS VANDERBILT MORTGAGE AND FINANCE, INC., Plaintiff, v. BART A. PRIDDY, CHRISTINE R. PRIDDY, THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS, Defendants. MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE No. 13 CH 942 AMENDED NOTICE OF PUBLICATION NOTICE is hereby given to Unknown Owners and Non-Record Claimants of the real estate described in the Complaint for Foreclosure filed in the above entitled case, Defendants in the above entitled case, pursuant to the provisions of 735 ILCS 5/2-206, 5/15-1218, and 5/15-1502, that the above entitled mortgage foreclosure suit is now pending in said Court and the day on or after which a default may be entered against said Defendants is February 28, 2014, and that the following information applies to said foreclosure proceeding: The names of all Plaintiffs and the case number are identified above. The court in which said action was brought is identified above. The names of the title holders of record are Bart A. Priddy and Christine R. Priddy A legal description of the real estate sufficient to identify it with reasonable certainty is as follows: Lot 8 in Riverbrook Estates, Section I D, being a Subdivision of part of the Northwest Quarter of Section 4, Township 35 North, Rage 9, East of the Third Principal Meridian, according to the Plat thereof recorded on November 9, 1998, as Document No. R98-133698, in Will County, Illinois; and BEING the same property conveyed to Bart A. Priddy and Christine R. Priddy, Husband and wife, by Trustee's Deed dated November 30, 2001 and recorded December 11, 2001 in Doc. No. R200117137, office aforesaid. PIN: 05-06-04-102-012 A common address or description or the location of the real estate is as follows: 5309 Meadowbrook St., Plainfield, IL 60586 An identification of the mortgage sought to be foreclosed is as follows: Names of mortgagors: Bart A. Priddy and Christine R. Priddy, Husband and Wife as tenants by the entirety Name of mortgagee: Vanderbilt Mortgage and Finance, Inc. Date of mortgage: November 9, 2006 Date of recording: November 20, 2006 County where recorded: Will County, Illinois Recording document identification: as Documents No. R 2006193462. _____________________________ David G. Wasinger, IlBar #6200269 Michael K. Daming, IlBar #6281714 Casey C. Cira, IlBar #6284738 THE WASINGER LAW GROUP, P.C. Magna Place, Suite 875 1401 South Brentwood Boulevard St. Louis, Missouri 63144 (314) 961-0400; (314) 961-2726 FAX Attorneys for Plaintiff (Published in the Herald-News January 28, February 4, 11, 2014. HN085)

PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT JOLIET, WILL COUNTY, ILLINOIS NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE LLC, Plaintiff, vs. CONRAD F. GORDON, CONRAD F. GORDON TRUSTEE OR HIS SUCCESSOR IN TRUST, UNDER THE CONRAD F. GORDON LIVING TRUST DATED DECEMBER 17, 1998, AS TO AN UNDIVIDED 50% INTEREST , UNKNOWN SUCCESSOR TRUSTEE, UNDER THE PEGGY L. GORDON LIVING TRUST DATED DECEMBER 17, 1998, AS TO AN UNDIVIDED 50% INTEREST, MERS, MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., AS NOMINEE FOR GMAC MORTGAGE CORPORATION DBA DITECH.COM and GMAC MORTGAGE CORPORATION

DBA DITECH.COM, Defendants. PROPERTY ADDRESS: 1 51 LEJEUNE ST. LOCKPORT, IL 60441 13-CH-3396 NOTICE BY PUBLICATION NOTICE IS GIVEN YOU, Unknown Successor Trustee, under the Peggy L. Gordon Living Trust dated December 17, 1998, as to an undivided 50% interest, Defendant, this case has been commenced in this Court against you and others, asking for foreclosure of the Mortgage held by the Plaintiff on the property located at 151 Lejeune St., Lockport, IL 60441, more particularly described as: Lot 10, in Block 2, in Drake Subdivision, Unit No. 1, being a Subdivision of part of the West half of the Northwest Quarter of Section 24, in Township 36 North, and in Range 10 East of the Third Principal Meridian, according to the Plat

PUBLIC NOTICE First Midwest Bank, successor to Union National Bank and Trust Company of Joliet, as Trustee, u/t/a dated 10/29/81, a/k/a Trust Number 3966; First Midwest Bank, successor to Union National Bank and Trust Company of Joliet, as Trustee, u/t/a dated 10/29/81, a/k/a Trust Number 3966; Thomas Kilcoyne; Thomas Kilcoyne; Michelle Almazan; Robert Gill; William D. Harames; Nycolas Kilcoyne; Action Radiators; Jesse White, Illinois Secretary State for Action Radiators; Raffat Nisar as R/A of American Steel, Inc.; Jesse White, Illinois Secretary of State for American Steel, Inc.; Suzanne E. Meredith, as R/A of Morris Trailer Sales Inc.; Occupant; Occupant; Occupant; Corporation Counsel, City of Joliet; CT Corporation System, as R/A of Personal Finance Company LLC; Heavner, Scott, Beyers & Mihlar, LLC, as Attorney for Plaintiff in 10CH1990; Nancy Schultz Voots, Will County Clerk. CASE NO: 13TX419 Filed: December 18, 2013 TAKE NOTICE County of Will Date Premises Sold: November 21, 2011 Certificate No.: 10-02276 Sold for General Taxes of (Year): 2010 Sold for Special Assessment of (Municipality) and Special Assessment Number: N/A Warrant No.: N/A Installment No.: N/A THIS PROPERTY HAS BEEN SOLD FOR DELINQUENT TAXES Property Located at: E. Washington St., Joliet, IL 60433 Legal Description or Property Index No.: 07-14-201-020-0000 This notice is to advise you that the above property has been sold for delinquent taxes and that the period of redemption from the sale will expire on June 5, 2014. The amount to redeem is subject to increase at 6 month intervals from the date of sale and may be further increased if the purchaser at the tax sale or his or her assignee pays any subsequently accruing taxes or special assessments to redeem the property from subsequent forfeitures or tax sales. Check with the County Clerk as to the exact amount you owe before redeeming. This notice is also to advise you that a petition has been filed for a tax deed which will transfer title and the right to possession of this property if redemption is not made on or before June 5, 2014. This matter is set for hearing in the Circuit Court of Will County in Court Room 236, in the Will County Court Annex Building, 57 N. Ottawa St., Joliet, IL 60432, on June 11, 2014, at 9:00 A.M. You may be present at this hearing, but your right to redeem will already have expired at that time. YOU ARE URGED TO REDEEM IMMEDIATELY TO PREVENT LOSS OF PROPERTY Redemption can be made at any time on or before June 5, 2014, by applying to the County Clerk of Will County, 302 N. Chicago St., Joliet, IL 60432. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT THE COUNTY CLERK 302 N. Chicago St., Joliet, IL 60432 Phone Number: (815) 740-4615 Auction Z Inc. Purchaser or Assignee (Published in the Herald-News January 27, 28, 29, 2014. HN078)

Tuesday, January 28, 2014 • Page 33

pal ng thereof recorded September 10, 1962, as Document No. 965269, in Will County, Illinois. Permanent Index Number: 1104-24-107-018-0000 fka 11-0424-110-026-0000 Commonly known as: 151 Lejeune St., Lockport, IL 60441 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 February 26, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. at the Will County Court Annex, 57 N. Ottawa St., Joliet, Illinois 60432. A lender representative will be present along with a court appointed mediator to discuss

appo 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. UNLESS YOU FILE your answer or otherwise file your appearance in this cause in the Office of the Clerk of this Court at the WILL County Courthouse, 14 W. Jefferson St., Joliet, IL 60432 on or before February 13, 2014, A JUDGMENT OR DECREE BY DEFAULT MAY BE TAKEN AGAINST YOU FOR RELIEF ASKED IN THE COMPLAINT FOR FORECLOSURE. PAMELA J. MCGUIRE CLERK OF THE COURT

PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 12TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT WILL COUNTY - JOLIET, ILLINOIS VANDERBILT MORTGAGE AND FINANCE, INC., Plaintiff, v. BART A. PRIDDY, CHRISTINE R. PRIDDY, THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS, Defendants. MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE No. 13 CH 942 AMENDED NOTICE OF PUBLICATION NOTICE is hereby given to Unknown Owners and Non-Record Claimants of the real estate described in the Complaint for Foreclosure filed in the above entitled case, Defendants in the above entitled case, pursuant to the provisions of 735 ILCS 5/2-206, 5/15-1218, and 5/15-1502, that the above entitled mortgage foreclosure suit is now pending in said Court and the day on or after which a default may be entered against said Defendants is February 28, 2014, and that the following information applies to said foreclosure proceeding: The names of all Plaintiffs and the case number are identified above. The court in which said action was brought is identified above. The names of the title holders of record are Bart A. Priddy and Christine R. Priddy A legal description of the real estate sufficient to identify it with reasonable certainty is as follows: Lot 8 in Riverbrook Estates, Section I D, being a Subdivision of part of the Northwest Quarter of Section 4, Township 35 North, Rage 9, East of the Third Principal Meridian, according to the Plat thereof recorded on November 9, 1998, as Document No. R98-133698, in Will County, Illinois; and BEING the same property conveyed to Bart A. Priddy and Christine R. Priddy, Husband and wife, by Trustee's Deed dated November 30, 2001 and recorded December 11, 2001 in Doc. No. R200117137, office aforesaid. PIN: 05-06-04-102-012 A common address or description or the location of the real estate is as follows: 5309 Meadowbrook St., Plainfield, IL 60586 An identification of the mortgage sought to be foreclosed is as follows: Names of mortgagors: Bart A. Priddy and Christine R. Priddy, Husband and Wife as tenants by the entirety Name of mortgagee: Vanderbilt Mortgage and Finance, Inc. Date of mortgage: November 9, 2006 Date of recording: November 20, 2006 County where recorded: Will County, Illinois Recording document identification: as Documents No. R 2006193462. _____________________________ David G. Wasinger, IlBar #6200269 Michael K. Daming, IlBar #6281714 Casey C. Cira, IlBar #6284738 THE WASINGER LAW GROUP, P.C. Magna Place, Suite 875 1401 South Brentwood Boulevard St. Louis, Missouri 63144 (314) 961-0400; (314) 961-2726 FAX Attorneys for Plaintiff (Published in the Herald-News January 28, February 4, 11, 2014. HN085)

THIS COMMUNICATION IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT, AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. HEAVNER, SCOTT, BEYERS & MIHLAR, LLC Attorneys at Law P. O. Box 740 Decatur, IL 62525 111 East Main Street Decatur, IL 62523 Telephone: (217) 422 1719 I584029 (Published in the Herald-News January 14, 21, 28, 2014)

PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS EASTERN DIVISION HSBC BANK USA, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS INDENTURE TRUSTEE OF THE FIELDSTONE MORTGAGE INVESTMENT TRUST, SERIES 2005-2, Plaintiff, Vs. ROBERT PHIRI; CHAUNA ROSSPHIRI, Defendants. 13-CV-07604 NOTICE BY PUBLICATION NOTICE IS GIVEN TO YOU: ROBERT PHIRI CHAUNA ROSSPHIRI That this case has been commenced in this Court against you and other defendants, praying for the foreclosure of a certain Mortgage conveying the premises described as follows, to-wit: LOT 288, IN WESTFIELD SUBDIVISION UNIT NO. 5, BEING A SUBDIVISION OF PART OF THE NORTHWEST QUARTER OF SECTION 6, IN TOWNSHIP 35 NORTH AND IN RANGE 10, EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED AUGUST 4, 1975, AS DOCUMENT NO. R75-19857, IN WILL COUNTY, ILLINOIS. COMMONLY KNOWN AS 1217 Devonshire Drive, Joliet, IL 60435 PIN # 08-21-304-026-0000 and which said Mortgage was made by: ROBERT PHIRI AND CHAUNA ROSS-PHIRI, JOINT TENANTS, the Mortgagor(s), to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, as nominee for Fieldstone Mortgage Company as Mortgagee, and recorded in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds of Will County, Illinois, as Document No. R2005143183; and for other relief; that summons was duly issued out of said Court against you as provided by law and that the said suit is now pending. NOW, THEREFORE, UNLESS YOU file your answer or otherwise file your appearance in this case in the Office of the Clerk of this Court, Angela K. Krum Clerk of the Circuit Court 14 W. Jefferson St., Suite 212, Joliet, IL 60432-4399 on or after March 4, 2014, A DEFAULT MAY BE ENTERED AGAINST YOU AT ANY TIME AFTER THAT DAY AND A JUDGMENT MAY BE ENTERED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PRAYER OF SAID COMPLAINT.

Potestivo & Associates, P.C. 223 W. Jackson Boulevard, Ste. 610 Chicago, IL 60606 NOTE: Pursuant to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act you are advised that this law firm is deemed to be a debt collector attempting to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. Our File No.: C13-94671 I585563 (Published in the Herald-News January 21, 28, February 4, 11, 18, 25, 2014)

PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT WILL COUNTY, ILLINOIS IN RE THE MARRIAGE OF: ASMA FATIMA (PETITIONER) AND SYED MOHAMMED AZFAR HASHIMI (RESPONDENT) NO. 13 D 2128 NOTICE OF PUBLICATION Notice is given you, SYED MOHAMMED AZFAR HASHIMI, Defendant, that this cause has been commenced against you in this Court asking for Dissolution of Marriage. Unless you file your response or otherwise file your appearance in this cause in the office of the Circuit Clerk of Will County, Courthouse, Joliet, Illinois, on or before the 25th day of February 2014, and other relief may be granted as prayed for by the Plaintiff. Pamela McGuire CIRCUIT CLERK (Published in the Herald-News January 14, 21, 28, 2014. HN030)

PUBLIC NOTICE Will County Probate Notice State of Illinois In The Circuit Court of the Twelfth Judicial Circuit Will County - In Probate In the matter of the estate of DORIS M. GREGOR (Deceased) Case No. 2013 P 0900 Claim Notice Notice is hereby given of the death of DORIS M. GREGOR Of Orland Park, Illinois Letters of office were issued on January 2, 2014 To (Name & Address): PAULA HITZ 15 Mohawk Drive Clarendon Hills, IL 60514 Whose attorney is (Inc. phone #): Michael T. Huguelet, Esq. Michael T. Huguelet, P.C. 10749 Winterset Drive


CLASSIFIED

Page 34 • Tuesday, January 28, 2014

The Herald News /TheHerald-News.com PUBLIC NOTICE

in courtroom 236 on the 10th day of March, 2014 before the judge assigned to hear said matter, and Claims against the estate may be then there present a petition refiled in the office of the Clerk of the questing the name of Omar Ruiz be Circuit Court at Court Annex, 3208 changed to Omar William Lopez. McDonough Street, Joliet, Illinois 60431, or with the representative, /s/ Omar Ruiz or both, on or before July 15, 2014 which date is not less than 6 (Published in the Herald-News Janmonths from the date of the first uary 21, 28, February 4. HN057) publication of this notice and any claim not filed within that period is barred. Copies of any claim filed PUBLIC NOTICE with the Clerk must be mailed or delivered to the representative and UNITED STATES OF AMERICA STATE OF ILLINOIS to the attorney within 10 days after COUNTY OF DUPAGE it has been filed. IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT /s/ Michael T. Huguelet, Esq. Orland Park, IL 60467 Phone: (708) 364-7280

/s/ Pamela J. McGuire ESTATE OF CHARMAYNE ADLER Clerk of the Circuit Court CASE NUMBER 2013 P 00821 (Published in the Herald-News Jan- Notice is given of the death of uary 14, 21, 28, 2014. HN034) CHARMAYNE ADLER whose address was 373 WILDFLOWER WAY, BOLINGBROOK, ILLINOIS. Letters of Office were issued on PUBLIC NOTICE DECEMBER 19, 2013 to CATHY RAVANESI, 1155 MCDOLE DR., STATE OF ILLINOIS SUGAR GROVE, IL 60554 as INDECOUNTY OF WILL PENDENT EXECUTOR wh atto

PENDENT EXECUTOR whose attorney is MARK MACIASZ, ATTORNEY AT LAW, 5 6TH AVE, LAGRANGE, IL 60525. To probate a will and whose name and address is not stated in the petition to admit the will to probate, that an order was entered by the Court on December 19, 2013 admitting the will to probate. Within 42 days after the effective date of the original order of admission, you may file a petition with the Court to require proof of the will by testimony of the witnesses to the will in open court or other evidence, as provided in section 6-21 of the Probate Act of 1975 (755 ILCS 5/6-21). You will also have the right under section 8-2 of the Probate Act of 1975 (755 ILCS 5/8-1) to contest the validity of the will by filing a petition with the Court within 6 months after the admission of the will to probate. The estate will be administered without Court Supervision, unless under section 28-4 of the Probate Act of 1975 (755 ILCS 5/28-4) any interested person terminates independent administration at any time by mailing or delivering a petition to terminate to the Circuit Court Clerk. Clai inst th tate

Claims against the estate may be filedin the Office of Pamela J. McGuire, Clerk of the Twelfth Judicial Circuit, 14 W. Jefferson St., Joliet, Illinois, or with the representative or both on or before July 15, 2014, any claim not filed within that period is barred. Copies of a claim filed with the Circuit Court Clerk must be mailed or delivered to the representative and to the attorney, if any, within tne (10) days after it has been filed with the Circuit Clerk. Pamela J. McGuire CLERK OF THE 12TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT COURT

PUBLIC NOTICE ILLINOIS DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES, OFFICE OF WATER RESOURCES PUBLIC NOTICE

The Lockport Township Fire District, 19623 Renwick Road, Lockport, Illinois 60441 and the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago, 100 East Erie Street, Chicago, Illinois 60611, have jointly applied for a permit from the Office of Water Resources to authorize the construcMARK MACIASZ tion of a floating boat dock on the ATTORNEY FOR east side of the existing fender wall INDEPENDENT EXECUTOR at the Lockport Powerhouse on the 5 6TH AVE LAGRANGE, IL 60525 Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal 708-579-3400 in the City of Lockport. The proposed dock is 8 ft. wide and 40 ft. (Published in the Herald-News Jan- long. It will include a 4 ft. wide by uary 14, 21, 28, 2014. HN031) 50 ft. long gangway. Inquiries and requests to review the plans may be BREAKING NEWS directed to Heather McGowan of the available 24/7 at Bartlett Office at 847/608-3100 xTheHerald-News.com

PUBLIC NOTICE

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT WILL COUNTY, ILLINOIS

PUBLIC NOTICE

IN THE MATTER OF THE PETITION TO CHANGE THE NAME(S) OF Jonathan McGhee TO Jonathan Young

James R. Rogan, as R/A of E. Wunderlich Granite Company; James R. Rogan, as President of E. Wunderlich Granite Company; Wunderlich E. Granite Company; Wunderlich E. Granite Company; Occupant; Occupant; Bank of America N.A., as Successor to LaSalle Bank N.A.; Bank of America N.A., as Successor to LaSalle Bank N.A.; Nancy Schultz Voots, Will County Clerk.

Wesleyan Church an Indiana Charitable Corporation; Joliet Wesleyan Church; Joliet Wesleyan Church/Illinois District of The Wesleyan Church; Wesleyan Investment Foundation, Inc.; Wesleyan Investment Foundation, Inc.; Joliet Wesleyan Church; Alan W. Goracke as R/A of Illinois District of the Wesleyan Church; Jesse White, Illinois Secretary of State for Illinois District of the Wesleyan Church; Craig A. Dunn, as R/A of Wesleyan Investment Foundation Inc.; Occupant; USA IRS for a Federal Interest recorded as Doc. #R2011037411 on 4/13/11; Nancy Schultz Voots, Will County Clerk

CASE NO: 13TX422 Filed: December 18, 2013

CASE NO: 13TX423 Filed: December 18, 2013

TAKE NOTICE

TAKE NOTICE

County of Will Date Premises Sold: November 21, 2011 Certificate No.: 10-02013 Sold for General Taxes of (Year): 2010 Sold for Special Assessment of (Municipality) and Special Assessment Number: N/A Warrant No.: N/A Installment No.: N/A THIS PROPERTY HAS BEEN SOLD FOR DELINQUENT TAXES Property Located at: 656-660 N. Hickory St., Joliet, IL 60435 Legal Description or Property Index No.: 07-09-213-004-0000 This notice is to advise you that the above property has been sold for delinquent taxes and that the period of redemption from the sale will expire on June 5, 2014. The amount to redeem is subject to increase at 6 month intervals from the date of sale and may be further increased if the purchaser at the tax sale or his or her assignee pays any subsequently accruing taxes or special assessments to redeem the property from subsequent forfeitures or tax sales. Check with the County Clerk as to the exact amount you owe before redeeming. This notice is also to advise you that a petition has been filed for a tax deed which will transfer title and the right to possession of this property if redemption is not made on or before June 5, 2014. This matter is set for hearing in the Circuit Court of Will County in Court Room 236, in the Will County Court Annex Building, 57 N. Ottawa St., Joliet, IL 60432, on June 11, 2014, at 9:00 A.M. You may be present at this hearing, but your right to redeem will already have expired at that time. YOU ARE URGED TO REDEEM IMMEDIATELY TO PREVENT LOSS OF PROPERTY Redemption can be made at any time on or before June 5, 2014, by applying to the County Clerk of Will County, 302 N. Chicago St., Joliet, IL 60432. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT THE COUNTY CLERK 302 N. Chicago St., Joliet, IL 60432 Phone Number: (815) 740-4615 Estle Inc. Purchaser or Assignee

County of Will Date Premises Sold: November 21, 2011 Certificate No.: 10-02233 Sold for General Taxes of (Year): 2010 Sold for Special Assessment of (Municipality) and Special Assessment Number: N/A Warrant No.: N/A Installment No.: N/A THIS PROPERTY HAS BEEN SOLD FOR DELINQUENT TAXES Property Located at: 1710 E. Washington St., Joliet, IL 60433 Legal Description or Property Index No.: 07-13-111-006-0000 This notice is to advise you that the above property has been sold for delinquent taxes and that the period of redemption from the sale will expire on June 5, 2014. The amount to redeem is subject to increase at 6 month intervals from the date of sale and may be further increased if the purchaser at the tax sale or his or her assignee pays any subsequently accruing taxes or special assessments to redeem the property from subsequent forfeitures or tax sales. Check with the County Clerk as to the exact amount you owe before redeeming. This notice is also to advise you that a petition has been filed for a tax deed which will transfer title and the right to possession of this property if redemption is not made on or before June 5, 2014. This matter is set for hearing in the Circuit Court of Will County in Court Room 236, in the Will County Court Annex Building, 57 N. Ottawa St., Joliet, IL 60432, on June 11, 2014, at 9:00 A.M. You may be present at this hearing, but your right to redeem will already have expired at that time. YOU ARE URGED TO REDEEM IMMEDIATELY TO PREVENT LOSS OF PROPERTY Redemption can be made at any time on or before June 5, 2014, by applying to the County Clerk of Will County, 302 N. Chicago St., Joliet, IL 60432. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT THE COUNTY CLERK 302 N. Chicago St., Joliet, IL 60432 Phone Number: (815) 740-4615 Estle Inc. Purchaser or Assignee

CASE NO. 14MR00102 NOTICE Notice is hereby given that the undersigned on behalf of himself shall appear in the Will County Court Annex, 57 N. Ottawa, Street, Joliet, Illinois 60432 at 9 a.m. in courtroom 236 on the 27th day of February, 2014 before the judge assigned to hear said matter, and then there present a petition requesting the name of Jonathan McGhee be changed to Jonathan Young. /s/ Jonathan Young (Published in the Herald-News January 21, 28, February 4. HN057)

PUBLIC NOTICE STATE OF ILLINOIS COUNTY OF WILL IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT WILL COUNTY, ILLINOIS IN THE MATTER OF THE PETITION TO CHANGE THE NAME(S) OF Omar Ruiz TO Omar William Lopez CASE NO. 14MR0082 NOTICE

Notice is hereby given that the undersigned on behalf of himself shall appear in the Will County Court Annex, 57 N. Ottawa Street, (Published in the Herald-News January 27, 28, 29, 2014. HN079) Joliet, Illinois 60432 at 9:00 a.m.

(Published in the Herald-News January 27, 28, 29, 2014. HN077)

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA IN THE TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, WILL COUNTY, ILLINOIS CHANCERY DIVISION MONTY TITLING TRUST 1, a Delaware trust, Plaintiff, v. BOUIE CONSTRUCTION, INC.; ESTATE OF ELIJAH BOUIE; BOUIE FAMILY LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY; PATRICIA BOUIE; WEBSTER CAPITAL FINANCE, INC. f/k/a CENTER CAPITAL CORPORATION; UNITED STATES OF AMERICA; LABORERS' PENSION FUND; LABORERS' WELFARE FUND; RW DUNTEMAN CO.; COUNTY OF WILL, ILLINOIS; LAKE COUNTY PLASTERERS AND CEMENT MASONS FRINGE BENEFITS FUNDS; STATE OF ILLINOIS, DEPARTMENT OF EMPLOYMENT SECURITY, P.A.B. SPECIALTY CONSTRUCTION SERVICES, INC.; B-NEXT CONSTRUCTION, INC.; NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS, UNKNOWN OWNERS, Defendants. Case No. 2013-CH-4055 MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE PUBLICATION NOTICE The requisite affidavits for publication having been filed, notice is hereby given to you, Non-Record Claimants and Unknown Owners, Defendants in the above entitled suit that suit has been commenced in the Twelfth Judicial Circuit Court of Will County, Illinois, by the Plaintiff against you and other Defendants, praying for the foreclosure of certain mortgages conveying the premises as follows: THAT PART OF THE NORTHEAST QUARTER OF SECTION 26, TOWNSHIP 35 NORTH, RANGE 10, EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: BEGINNING AT A POINT IN THE NORTH RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF THE COMMONWEALTH EDISON COMPANY, THAT IS 313.32 FEET WEST OF THE POINT OF INTERSECTION WITH THE EAST LINE OF THE WEST HALF OF SAID NORTHEAST QUARTER; THENCE WEST ALONG THE SAID NORTH RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF THE SAID COMMONWEALTH EDISON COMPANY, 200.88 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE NORTH ALONG A LINE AT AN ANGLE OF 90 DEGREES 2 MINUTES TO THE RIGHT FROM SAID NORTH RIGHT OF WAY LINE, EXTENDED WEST, 484.09 FEET TO A POINT IN THE SOUTHERLY RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF U.S. HIGHWAY ROUTE 53; THENCE SOUTHEASTERLY ALONG SAID SOUTHERLY RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF THE SAID HIGHWAY, 218.47 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE SOUTH ALONG A DIRECT LINE, 397.59 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING, IN WILL COUNTY, ILLINOIS PIN: 07-26-201-006 Common Address: 21652 White Avenue, Joliet, Illinois And which said Mortgage was made by Bouie Family Limited Liability Company, Mortgagor, to Harris Bank, N.A., now MTT, as successor in interest to Monty SPV, LLC, as successor in interest to Harris Bank, N.A., as Mortgagee and recorded in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds of Will County as document No. R2005202895 (modifications at R2006-021324 and R2006-130019). AND THAT PART OF LOT 9 OF COUNTY CLERK'S SUBDIVISION OF PART OF THE SOUTH 1/2 OF SECTION 21, TOWNSHIP 35 NORTH, RANGE 10 EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCING AT A POINT ON THE WEST LINE OF GOODSPEED'S SUBDIVISION OF PART OF THE SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF SECTION 21 SAID LINE BEING ALSO THE EAST LINE OF SAID LOT 9, 602 FEET NORTH OF THE SOUTH LINE OF SAID SECTION 21 RUNNING THENCE WEST PARALLEL TO THE SAID SOUTH LINE 222 1/2 FEET THENCE SOUTH PARALLEL TO THE WEST LINE OF SAID GOODSPEED SUBDIVISION 162 FEET FOR A POINT OF BEGINNING THENCE SOUTH PARALLEL TO THE WEST LINE OF SAID GOODSPEED'S SUBDIVISION 88 FEET THENCE EAST ALONG A LINE PARALLEL TO THE SOUTH LINE OF SAID SECTION 21, 222 1/2 FEET THENCE NORTH 88 FEET THENCE WEST 222 1/2 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING IN WILL COUNTY, ILLINOIS Common Address: 1508 South Ottawa Street, Joliet, Illinois PIN: 07-21-404-023 And which said Mortgage was made by Bouie Construction, Inc., Mortgagor, to Harris Bank, N.A., now MTT, as successor in interest to Monty SPV, LLC, as successor in interest to Harris Bank, N.A., as Mortgagee and recorded in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds of Will County as document No. R2005-203011 (modifications at R2006-021329 and R2006-130021). AND THE SOUTH 1/2 OF LOT 13 IN GOODSPEED'S SUBDIVISION OF THE EAST 15 ACRES OF THE SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF SECTION 21, TOWNSHIP 35 NORTH, RANGE 10, EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, IN WILL COUNTY, ILLINOIS Common Address: 1507 South Chicago Street, Joliet, Illinois PIN: 07-21-404-035 And which said Mortgage was made by Bouie Construction, Inc., Mortgagor, to Harris Bank, N.A., now MTT, as successor in interest to Monty SPV, LLC, as successor in interest to Harris Bank, N.A., as Mortgagee and recorded in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds of Will County as document No. R2005-203013 (modifications at R2006-021326 and R2006-130022). AND LOT 14, (EXCEPTING THEREFROM THAT PART DEDICATED FOR ROAD PURPOSES IN INSTRUMENT RECORDED JULY 27, 1942, AS DOCUMENT NUMBER 557871) IN GOODSPEED'S SUBDIVISION OF THE EAST 15 ACRES OF THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF SECTION 21, TOWNSHIP 35 NORTH, AND IN RANGE 9, EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED AUGUST 6, 1920 AS DOCUMENT NUMBER 329101, IN WILL COUNTY, ILLINOIS Address: 1511-13 South Chicago Street, Joliet, Illinois PIN: 07-21-404-036. And which said Mortgage was made by Bouie Construction, Inc., Mortgagor, to Harris Bank, N.A., now MTT, as successor in interest to Monty SPV, LLC, as successor in interest to Harris Bank, N.A., as Mortgagee and recorded in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds of Will County as document No. R2005-202893 (modifications at R2006-021327 and R2006-130020. And for such other relief prayed; that summons was duly issued out of said Twelfth Judicial Circuit Court against you as provided by law, and that suit is now pending. NOW, THEREFORE, UNLESS YOU, the said above Defendants, file your answer to the complaint in this case or otherwise file your appearance in the office of the Clerk of this Court, 14 West Jefferson Street, Joliet, Illinois, on or before March 4, 2014 a default may be entered against you at any time after that day and a decree entered in accordance with the prayer of said complaint. Dated: January 24, 2014 at Chicago, Illinois. MONTY TITLING TRUST 1,Plaintiff By: Seyfarth Shaw LLP Louis S. Chronowski,Seyfarth Shaw LLP 131 South Dearborn Street, Suite 2400,Chicago, Illinois 60603 (312) 460-5000 (Published in the Herald-News January 28, February 4, 11, 2014. HN075)


CLASSIFIED

The Herald News / TheHerald-News.com

Tuesday, January 28, 2014 • Page 35

32025. This public notice expires February 14, 2014. (Published in the Herald-News January 28, 2014. HN086)

PUBLIC NOTICE ASSUMED BUSINESS NAME NOTICE Certificate #28898 was filed in the office of the County Clerk of Will County on January 15, 2014 wherein the business firm of I-BAR International Cargo Located at 506 Ruby St., Joliet, IL. 60435 815-436-0774 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: Eladio A. Baronia 15 Dan Ireland Ct. Plainfield, IL 60544 (815) 603-8595 IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and Official Seal at my office in Joliet; Illinois, this 15th day of January, 2014. /s/Nancy Schultz Voots Will County Clerk (Published in the Herald-News January 21, 28, February 4, 2014. #058)

PUBLIC NOTICE Certificate #28883 was filed in the office of the County Clerk of Will County on January 10, 2014 where in the business firm of Saffron Lane Grooming Located at 168 Saffron Lane, Bolingbrook, IL 60490 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: Susan Partynski 168 Saffron Lane Bolingbrook, IL 60490 IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and Official Seal at my office in Joliet; Illinois, this 10th day of January, 2014.

Family Waterproofing Solutions Leaky Basement? * Crack Repairs * Drainage Systems * Window Wells * Sump Pumps * Crawlspaces * Yard Drainage 866-851-8822 or 815-999-5820 familywaterproofingsolutions.com

Veteran Owned Business

DISTINCTIVE CLEANING SERVICE Don't have time? We'll get the job done. Timely & responsible. Friendly Polish staff. Insured & bonded. Over 15 years experience. For Free Estimate

815-267-3287 Annette Pelc with Snow White Cleaning 32 years experience. Residential & Commercial. I provide supplies & vacuum. Call 815-353-8183

D.SHAB CONSTRUCTION Design, Build, Remodel Building Quality since 1985 * Additions * Basements * Kitchens * Bathrooms * Windows * Build outs Remodeling & Home Improvements Don Shabatura

815-886-4357

Nancy Schultz Voots Will County Clerk (Published in the Herald-News January 14, 21, 28, 2014. HN033)

DON'T NEED IT? SELL IT FAST! The Herald-News Call 877-264-2527

Send your Classified Advertising 24/7 to: Email: classified@ shawsuburban.com Fax: 815-477-8898 or online at: TheHerald-News.com/ placeanad

CENTURY DRYWALL Hanging, Taping, Repairs Satisfaction Guaranteed Jerry (630)-258-4861

ZOBEL ELECTRIC All Residential Work Breaker Boxes & Back Up Generators Installed LOCALLY Owned & Operated Free Estimates Licensed/Insured

815-741-4024 815-823-2300

R ELECTRICIAN "No Job Too Small" Free Estimates Lic./Bonded/Insured

630-902-0259 relectrician@gmail.com

ILLINOIS ELECTRICAL SERVICES !Residential/Commercial !Back-up Em. Generators !Panel/Service Upgrade !Swim Pools/Hot Tubs Free Estimates Licensed & Insured

815-722-2402

VIC'S HOME IMPROVEMENTS - Painting - Basements - Floors - Baths - Decks - Kitchems - Siding - Roofs - Drywall - Ceramic Tile - Landscaping Office: 815-740-6132 Cell: 815-351-5227 The Herald-News Classified It works.

Send your Classified Advertising 24/7 to: Email: classified@ shawsuburban.com Fax: 815-477-8898 or online at: TheHerald-News.com/ placeanad

DON'T NEED IT? SELL IT FAST! The Herald-News Call 877-264-2527 Being the FIRST to grab reader's attention makes your item sell faster!

Highlight and border your ad!

877-264-2527 www.TheHerald-News.com

TheHerald-News.com/jobs


Page 36 • Tuesday, January 28, 2014

CLASSIFIED

TheHerald-News.com/jobs

The Herald News /TheHerald-News.com


JHN-1-28-2014  
Read more
Read more
Similar to
Popular now
Just for you