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By BRIAN STANLEY YjkXec\p7j_Xnd\[`X%Zfd JOLIET â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Police have arrested a father and son for allegedly shooting a man on the street Sunday. At 7:26 p.m. Sunday, a 26-year-old man was walking near Williamson and Hacker avenues when a gray minivan pulled up on Williamson, Cmdr. Al Roechner said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;A man in the passenger seat fired a handgun at the victim and the van drove away,â&#x20AC;? Roechner said. The victim suffered a gunshot wound to the left side of his groin and was taken to Silver Cross Hospital. His injury is not considered life-threatening. About an hour after the shooting, a patrol officer stopped a gray 2008 Chevrolet Uplander at Draper Avenue

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and Woodruff Road after noticing the driver and passenger didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have seat belts on. â&#x20AC;&#x153;While waiting for backup the officer noticed the three people in the vehicle kept moving around and seemed to be putting things under the seats,â&#x20AC;? Roechner said. When other officers arrived they questioned the occupants and were allowed to search the Uplander, Roechner said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They found a loaded, cocked .38-caliber revolver under the seats, a spent shell casing on the floor and a bag with other ammunition,â&#x20AC;? Roechner

said. The owner of the Uplander, a 20-year-old woman, was questioned and released without being charged. Shaquille O. Jones, 20, of the 100 block of Chestnut Street in Buckingham, was arrested on charges of aggravated battery, aggravated discharge of a firearm, aggravated unlawful use of a weapon and unauthorized possession of ammunition. Artis J. Ross, 45, of the 300 block of Luana Road, was arrested on charges of aggravated assault, unlawful use of a weapon and physical intimidation. Roechner said records show Ross is Jonesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; father. Both men were booked into the county jail. Roechner said detectives still are working to determine why the men attacked the victim.

Hurtado critic says letter deflected allegations By VIKAAS SHANKER mj_Xeb\i7j_Xnd\[`X%Zfd PLAINFIELD â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The Plainfield park board president said itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s just a coincidence that his former company had the same phone number as a business that sold lights to the park district. Board President Peter Hurtado gave interviews Monday as he tried to turn attention away from a growing controversy about possible business dealings with the park district and toward his plans for village parks. Hurtado has come under fire largely because of accusations that he may have attempted to profit from the sale of LED lights to the park district. He said allegations made against him are false, but declined to specifically address questions raised by the LED light deal. The company that made the sale, Josue Solis & Associates, listed a phone number on one of its invoices that was the same as one once used by Mastercraft Metal Spinning Inc., which was owned by Hurtado. â&#x20AC;&#x153;That company dissolved three years ago,â&#x20AC;? Hurtado said of Mastercraft. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There is no connection.â&#x20AC;? Hurtado said that the phone number was disconnected from his company years ago.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;Nothing stopping anyone else from picking up that number,â&#x20AC;? he said. Hurtado also said he had a company that worked with industrial lighting called Light One Inc., but that company is closed and has never worked with LED lights. On Jan. 29, Vice President Janet Silosky publicly implicated Hurtado in a scheme to sell LED lights to the park district through a company called Josue Solis & Associates. Silosky said the name of the company matched the name of Hurtadoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s daughterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s boyfriend. Hurtado denied the allegations at the time, and said he canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t comment on the situation because of pending litigation. But he sent a letter to the editor Friday to The Herald-News that alleged he was being attacked based on the way he talks and the color of his skin. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The reason I sent the release was this is way out of hand,â&#x20AC;? Hurtado said, adding that some of his critics made racial statements to him after a Feb. 4 board meeting. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I felt it was very inappropriate and it needed to be addressed.â&#x20AC;? Hurtado stated in the letter that a Plainfield village trustee publicly mocked the way he talked. While he declined to name of the trustee or expand

on the comment, Hurtado said it occurred during the July 24 board meeting of the park district. The village trustees in attendance at that meeting were Garrett Peck, who was the interim executive director of the park district, Jim Racich, who has been an outspoken critic of Hurtado, and Bill Lamb, who talked about an intergovernmental project with the village. Racich spoke during public comment, but itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s unclear what comment Hurtado is referring to. Racich said Hurtadoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s letter was just about deflecting the allegations. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I have absolutely no idea what he is talking about,â&#x20AC;? Racich said, denying Hurtadoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s accusation and calling for his resignation. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s an insult that anyone would throw out the race card. He didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t specifically name me, but we damn well know who he is talking about.â&#x20AC;? Peck declined to comment on park district issues.

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Hurtado also stated in his letter that the previous board of commissioners, when he was a minority vote, didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t act on questions he had about no-bid contracts, harassment of employees and lease agreements.

See HURTADO, page 9

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ON THE COVER Veronica Macias, a teacher at the Vilaseca Day Care Center in Joliet, works with a young child on Monday who was unable to sleep during nap time. Vilaseca is run by the Josephine Sisters of Mexico City and may close after 40 years because of low enrollment. See story page 3. G_fkfYpIfYN`ee\iĂ&#x2020;in`ee\i7j_Xnd\[`X% com

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Struggling Catholic day care center reaches out to community By LAUREN LEONE–CROSS lleonecross@shawmedia.com JOLIET – Sonia Jaime-Ulloa of Joliet opened a letter from the Vilaseca Day Care Center last week, expecting to find a re-registration form so she can sign her 4-year-old son, Orivel, up for next year. Instead, the letter confirmed rumors the 32-yearold mother had been hearing over the past few months: That the struggling bilingual Catholic day care center and preschool at 351 N. Chicago St. could very well close by the end of March. “I got my pen out ready to sign my son up for next year, but then I opened it and started reading it,” Jaime-Ulloa said Monday. “I told my husband this was not the letter I was expecting. We were both in shock.” School officials announced last week that the day care center, which first opened in Joliet in 1974, could shut down two months shy of the end of the school year, citing a decline in enrollment. The facility, which relies heavily on tuition revenue, has enrolled about 80 children each year since the Josephine Sisters of Mexico City moved the center to its current location in 1981. But this month, that number is down to 49, said Sister Araceli Perez, the center’s longtime director. “At the beginning of the school year [in August], we started with 64, but then some don’t come back. We lose a few each month. This month, two parents lost their jobs,” Perez said. “We have four children in the 3-yearold’s class. We started out at the start of the school year with 11.” School officials are calling on the community in hopes of

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On Monday afternoon, Sister Araceli Perez, director of the Vilaseca Day Care Center in Joliet, discusses enrollment issues the center is having. Vilaseca is run by the Josephine Sisters of Mexico City and may close after 40 years because of low enrollment. staying open until the end of the school year. “We’re reaching out to the parents, to former parents, to alumni, the parishes, and the community for help,” said Mina Flores, longtime secretary at Vilaseca. “Then, on the same token, we’ll pass out our fliers so we can start getting children. Our goal is to get the children.” Perez said the facility needs about $60,000 to stay

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survive beyond that, she said. Vilaseca’s operating budget is about $560,000 this year, Flores said. The center is funded mostly through

tuition revenue, but also receives some funding through the United Way of Will County, and its food program is sponsored by the Illinois Board of Education. “We’re in the red every day. If someone comes in to pay their tuition, then we’re in the black,” Flores said. “We’re living day-by-day.”

See VILASECA, page 9

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Little Theater demolition nears completion Joliet Central plans new student center By FELIX SARVER ]jXim\i7j_Xnd\[`X%Zfd JOLIET – Construction workers still are making space for a student center that Joliet Central High School Principal John Randich says will give students a “21st century learning environment.” Demolition of Little Theater on Herkimer Street, which will be the site of the new center, began the week of Jan. 27 and is anticipated to be completed by the end of the week, Joliet Township High School District 204 school officials said. The demolition of the Little Theater and planned construction of the student center comes after school officials saw a need for expanded space at Joliet Central High School, which includes “flexible space for student and community use.” The student center will give students collaboration spaces and services that will provide a “21st century learning environment,” such as table counters with nearby outlets where they can do work on electronic devices while eating lunch. “It’s just expanding the opportunity for the kids,” said Brian Shaw, Joliet Central High School assistant principal, about the student center. The student center also will house the school cafeteria, expanding seating from 350 now to roughly 500, Randich said. It will keep all cafeteria food ser-

vices and kitchen equipment on the same floor instead of several, he said. The $28 million construction project, which will be funded through bonds, is beginning the second of a threephase project slated to end sometime in spring 2016. The architect of the project is Tom Roth of Wight and Co. Demolition of Little Theater took place after the Infant Childcare Center at the building was relocated to Collins Street. The Little Theater building is a former church that was converted into an auditorium. School officials called the demolition of Little Theater a “fiscally responsible decision” and said renovation was not an option because of costs associated with upgrading the facility to meet educational needs. Members of the community could use the space for events, meetings and presentations. “Once the community sees our facility, they might have uses for it that we haven’t even thought of yet,” Randich said. A galleria is expected to be attached to the east side of the school to connect the student center to the main campus, school officials said. The galleria will be designed to be like the atrium that currently joins the Field House to the gym on the north side of the school. School officials say they plan on preserving the historical integrity of the 112-yearold high school building. Joliet Central High School Archive Committee members have been providing feedback to the construction planning team to make sure the plan mirrors the school’s historical nature, they said.

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Van stopped, cocaine found Cellphone taken at gunpoint By BRIAN STANLEY

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JOLIET – Police allegedly found a van loaded with 50 kilos of cocaine Wednesday. Will County Sheriff’s deputies were on patrol about 8:20 p.m. when they saw a white van turn without signaling at

Jefferson Street and Raynor Avenue, spokeswoman Kathy Hoffmeyer said. Enrique Lazarit, 33, of the 800 block of Cochrane Avenue, admitted he did not have a driver’s license and was placed under arrest, Hoffmeyer said. “The deputies conducted

an inventory search before it was towed and found a suitcase and boxes containing wrapped packages that tested [as] cocaine,” Hoffmeyer said. Lazarit was arrested on charges of drug trafficking and driving without a license. He is being held in the county jail on $1 million bond.

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By BRIAN STANLEY YjkXec\p7j_Xnd\[`X%Zfd JOLIET – A man told police two men in a car took his cellphone at gunpoint Sunday. At 8:42 p.m. the victim was walking near Hutchins and Vine streets when a blue Saturn sedan with a cracked rear passenger window pulled alongside, Cmdr. Al Roechner said. “The man in the passenger seat pointed a gun at the victim and told him to get in the car or he’d shoot him,” Roechner said. “The victim got in and noticed

the driver was also carrying a gun.” The passenger took the man’s cellphone before ordering him to get out of the Saturn and walk away without looking back, Roechner said. The victim went home and called police. The gunman was described as a black man in his 20s with dreadlocks. He was wearing a puffy black coat. The driver also was described as a black man in his 20s. He was wearing a black coat and gray hoodie. Anyone with information is asked to call detectives at 815-724-3020.

Joliet police raid house and make drug arrest By BRIAN STANLEY YjkXec\p7j_Xnd\[`X%Zfd JOLIET – Police reportedly found marijuana and ecstasy while raiding a house Friday on the far West Side. Cmdr. Al Roechner said residents of the 7200 block of Faxton Lane complained of drug dealing from the residence of Jonathan P. Pechous and Leonard A. Mangano, both 22. “The Joliet Narcotics Unit began an investigation that led to a search warrant that was executed with tactical officers,” Roechner said. Pechous jumped out the window when police moved in and ran several blocks before being captured, Roechner said. Officers found a

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safe in his bedroom that contained 39 grams of marijuana, an ecstasy pill, a digital scale and packaging equipment. Mangano’s bedroom contained 60 grams of cannabis, 53 ecstasy pills and another scale, Roechner said. A juvenile who was at the residence also was arrested on a charge of obstructing a police officer, Roechner said. Pechous was arrested on charges of drug possession, marijuana possession and possession of drug paraphernalia. Mangano was arrested on charges of delivery of drugs, delivery of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. Both men were booked into the Kendall County jail.

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:fek`el\[]ifdgX^\* The center, which gives lessons in both English and Spanish, has five programs or classes for children from 15 months to kindergarten, along with about 16 employees and four nuns on staff. The nuns began the program in 1974, operating from a house on Herkimer Street before moving into the former KSKJ building. Jaime-Ulloa, who attended the day care center as a child, hopes the community

can pull together to help the center through this difficult time. “My father helped them moved here [to 351 N. Chicago St.] It was nice back then how the community came together to help the center,” she said. “It would be so great if the community could come together again, financially, and help the center stay open through the end of the school year, and hopefully, I’m crossing my fingers, long enough to create a longterm plan so they can stay open for many, many more years.”

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:fek`el\[]ifdgX^\) Specifically, Hurtado mentioned a contractor that owed $130,000 to the park district in penalties, but ended up only paying $3,500. “I asked the board about audio records of meetings so we can have record of who said what,” Hurtado said. “My comments about that contractor were being censured in the minutes.” Hurtado said that he believed that the park district needed to be more transparent about its business.

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Hurtado said he plans to move forward by limiting the power of the executive director. Hurtado endorsed the hiring of Peck days after the new board took shape in May. Ever since then, a number of Peck’s decisions have been questioned by the public, including contracts that seem shaped to avoid board approval. “Everyone likes to [request] contracts from the past months, but this was a problem for a long time,” Hurtado said. “If you take away all the distractions, I think Peck did a good job. I think if he was here three or four months more, he was going to bring in more revenue for years to come.” But Hurtado maintained that controversy surround-

ing Peck was an example that the executive director has too much power, including hiring and firing employees, and contracting out bids without board approval. Hurtado also said that at the next board meeting he will advocate for a new soccer program that will cost less than the one now being run by the Plainfield Soccer Association. “I’ve complained about the Plainfield Soccer Association having too high of rates,” Hurtado said. “I played soccer. My children played soccer. It should be accessible to all the people. Not just the rich.” The PSA currently charges $120 a child. The park district’s program, already advertised, will charge from $40 to $70 in the first year based on the age. Rob Ayres, a critic of the park district board majority including Hurtado, is currently the executive board president of the PSA. “We told the park district that we could get our fee down if they waived some of the requirements and fees for our program,” Ayres said about a meeting in January 2013. “But the discussion completely stopped after that.” Ayres said the PSA currently employs two staff members on a payroll of less than $60,000 per year. Coaches, who were previously employed by the PSA, are a part of the Chicago Fire Juniors.

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Sonia Jaime-Ulloa (center) explains how she felt after learning the Vilaseca Day Care Center in Joliet may close in March. Jaime-Ulloa currently has a 4-year-old enrolled at the day care. Vilaseca is run by the Josephine Sisters of Mexico City and may close after 40 years because of low enrollment.

Joliet Cyborgs create a robot Zurg on display for public THE HERALD–NEWS JOLIET – The robots are coming – starting Tuesday. Joliet Cyborgs, a Joliet Township High School team of robot creators, will put its creation, Zurg, on display for the public to see at 4 p.m. Tuesday at the administrative center. The Joliet high school event comes as Joliet Junior College is getting ready to host its own Robotics Competition for teams from eight area high schools Feb. 21. Joliet Township High School has invited the community to come see Zurg perform at its administrative building at 300 Cater-

pillar Drive. The presentation will be until 5:30 p.m. High school robotics is becoming a major endeavor, and the Joliet Cyborgs are getting ready to compete in the Midwest Regional Competition on April 4 and 5 at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Meanwhile, JJC expects 100 students at its Robotics Competition, which will be from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the T-Building on the main campus on Houbolt Road in Joliet. Some local high schools involved in the competition include Joliet West, Minooka, Romeoville and Lemont.

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NIU plans moment of reflection for Friday By DEBBIE BEHRENDS [Y\_i\e[j7j_Xnd\[`X%Zfd DEKALB – Northern Illinois University will remember the lives of five students who died Feb. 14, 2008, with a moment of reflection and the tolling of five bells at 3:06 p.m. Friday. Although most of today’s students were not on campus the day the five – Gayle Dubowski, Catalina Garcia, Julianna Gehant, Ryanne Mace and Daniel Parmenter – were killed by a gunman in Cole Hall, NIU maintains a commitment to remember them every year, spokesman Paul Palian said. The sixth annual remembrance will be more subdued than last year, when friends and families of the deceased laid wreaths and flowers next to five marble slabs dedicated to each of the fallen. A memorial garden, adjacent to Cole Hall, is intended to be a place of peaceful reflection. It consists of a gently-curving walk set in a group of trees with a red granite reflection wall bearing the students’ names and a sculpture centerpiece. Benches are placed opposite the wall to encourage all to pause and

remember, Palian said. “NIU is committed to remembering and honoring the spirit of the cherished Huskies lost that day,” said NIU President Doug Baker, who is spending time with their families before the anniversary. “The bells serve as a reminder of the ‘Forward, Together Forward’ spirit of our students and community as we reflect and honor those lost.” Kelly Wesener Michael, associate vice president for student affairs and dean of students, said it was a natural transition for the campus’ remembrance of the tragedy. “A moment of reflection is a way in which NIU can continue its tradition of marking an unforgettable moment in its history, remembering the resiliency of our community and, most importantly, honoring those we lost,” Michael said. The NIU Scholarship Office also plans to announce the winners of the Forward, Together, Forward Scholarship Friday. The Forward, Together Forward Scholarship Endowment was created through the generosity of more than 1,770 donors to honor the memory and spirit of Dubowski, Garcia, Gehant, Mace and Parmenter.

Trucking group cites danger in new 70 mph speed limit THE HERALD NEWS A trucking group wants the new 70 mph speed limit lowered for cars in areas, including parts of Will County, where it says the difference in speeds between automobiles and trucks is dangerous. The Illinois Trucking Association wants the reduction on highways where there is a 15 mph differential between speed limits for cars and trucks, so that areas where trucks are limited to 55 mph cars would be limited to 65 mph. Under the new law that went into effect Jan. 1, car and truck speed limits were increased to 70 mph on most Illinois inter-

states. However, trucks still are limited to slower speeds in some collar county areas. On Interstate 55, for example, the speed limit for both cars and trucks is 70 mph south of the Will County line. North of the county line, the truck speed limit decreases to 55 mph while car speed limits remain at 70 mph. The 15 mph differential continues until just south of Elwood, where the car speed limit is reduced to 65 mph. The association cites bridge construction over the Des Plaines River along this stretch as a further concern, and notes that other locations in Will and Kane counties have the same 15 mph differential.

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Died: Feb. 5, 2014; Sycamore, IL Edward Duane Bey, age 27, died Wednesday, February 5th, 2014, at the Kindred Hospital in Sycamore, Illinois. Born in Joliet, JTHS Central class of 2004. Proceeded in death by his grandmother and one cousin. Survived by his devoted mother, Patricia D. Solomon of Joliet, his father Edward Bey of Minnesota, and stepfather Ronald Morgan of Joliet; brother Termaine Morgan and sister Ashley Morgan, both of Joliet. Aunts, uncles, cousins and a host of friends also survive. Funeral Services will be Wednesday 11:00AM at Second Baptist Church, 156 South Joliet Street, Joliet, IL,60436 with visitation 10:00am – 11:00am. Reverend Larry V. Tyler, officiating.

MARY L. DOYLE Mary L. Doyle (nee Valek), age 87, entered eternal life on Saturday, February 8, 2014, in the presence of her loving family. Mary is survived by her beloved children, Jack (Lynn), Kathy (Bob) Johnson, Mark, and Joeleen (George) Clark; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; brother, John Valek of Joliet; sisters, Catherine Valek of Arizona and Dorothy Pries of Chicago Heights; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. Preceded in death by her husband, Frank. A celebration of Mary's life will begin on Thursday, February 13, 2014, with a service to be held at 10:00 a.m. in the funeral home chapel. Interment will follow at Resurrection Cemetery in Romeoville. Visitation will be on Wednesday, February 12, 2014, from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Tezak Funeral Home, 1211 Plainfield Road, Joliet, IL. Obituary and Tribute Wall for Mary L. Doyle at www.tezakfuneralhome.com or for information, 815-722-0524. Arrangements entrusted to:

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Person, Edna (ML) Floyd and Ruby (LC) person. Two brothers James Pruitte and Eddie (JoAnn) Pruitte. Numerous grand and greatgrandchildren, many other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents LB Pruitte, Sr. and Annie Pruitte, his wife Lillie Pruitte, one son Charles (Constance) Pruitte, one grandson, Eric Smith, one step grandson Herbert Brown, one sister Rosie Hahn, three brothers Hubert, Robert and Joseph Pruitte. A private service was held. Arrangements by Minor-Morris Funeral Home.

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Dr. Robert S. Groselak, age 81, of Lemont, passed away February10, 2014. Dr. Groselak was a Dentist in Lemont for 44 years. Preceded in death by his wife, Christine Groselak. Survived by his children, Dr. Glenn (Laurie) Groselak, Lorayne (Gregory) Locke, Brad (Diana) Groselak and Geriann (David) Siegelman; his grandchildren, Jake, Ben, Nick, Kate, Ellen, Bobby, Grace and Henry; and his loving companion, Margaret Bambrick. Funeral services Thursday, February 13, 2014, 9:30 a.m. from Markiewicz Funeral Home, P.C., 108 Illinois St., Lemont, to SS. Cyril & Methodius Church for Mass at 10:00 a.m. Interment SS. Cyril & Methodius Cemetery. Visitation Wednesday 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1000 Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38105 or donate@stjude.org. Markiewicz Funeral Home, P.C., Lemont. 630-257-6363 or www.markiewiczfh.com

DOLORES HULINA Dolores Hulina (nee Swanke) Age 92, passed away Thursday, February 6, 2014 at The Inn at Willow Falls. Born in Joliet, the daughter of Arthur and Albina (nee Mrozek) Swanke, she was a lifelong Joliet area resident. Survived by two sons, Randahl S. Hulina of Shorewood, IL and Gerald (Linda) Hulina of Lacon, IL; two precious grandchildren, Kevin Hulina and Stacy M. (Zachary) Tongate; special cousin, Dorothy (nee Swanke) (late Thomas) Puracchio and her four children and their families; and several other cousins and nephews. Preceded in death by her husband, Stephen Hulina (1999); and her sister, Carolyn S. (late Hugh E.) McInaney. Funeral Services for Dolores Hulina were held privately with interment at Resurrection Cemetery in Romeoville, IL.

EDWARD MATTHEWS, SR. Edward Matthews Sr., age 101, of Joliet, Illinois passed away Tuesday, February 4, 2014. He is survived by his wife, Billye Matthews; sister, Bertine Tot Ware; two sons, Booker (Lynn) Matthews and Thomas Matthews; five daughters, Rosiet (France) Chambers, Lorraine Bell, Sina Matthews-Dunn, Mary (Willie) Travis, and Masani (Kwame) Bediako; 42 grandchildren, 107 great grandchildren and 45 greatgreat grandchildren. The family of Edward Matthews wishes to thank Joliet Hospice, Dr. K. Ajmere, Edith Dixon and Rudolph Ross for their care and support. Visitation will be held on Thursday, February 13, 2014 from 10:00-11:00 AM, at Mt. Zion Baptist Church, 402 Singleton Pl., Joliet, IL. Service at 11:00 AM, with Senior Pastor David G. Latimore, officiating. Interment following at Elmhurst Cemetery, Joliet, IL Minor-Morris Funeral Home 112 Richards St. 815-723-1283

L.B. PRUITTE LB Pruitte, Jr., 84, passed away on January 26, 2014, at Edward Hospital in Naperville surrounded by his loving

family. He loved life, telling jokes and making people laugh. He was owner and operator of Nip's Cab Service for many years. He will truly be missed by all who loved him. Survived by two daughters Shirley (Walter) Shepherd, Gail Hogue and one step daughter Debrah Brown. Three sons Lars (Margaret) Pruitte, Jerome (Shirley) Pruitte and Kim (Delphine) Pruitte. Four sisters Louella Fergerson, Ethel (Arthur) Person, Edna (ML) Floyd and Ruby (LC) person. Two brothers James Pruitte and Eddie (JoAnn) Pruitte. Numerous grand and great-

LARRY R. RITCHIE Larry R. Ritchie, age 68, of Lockport, passed away on Sunday, February 9, 2014 at Silver Cross Hospital in New Lenox. Larry is survived by his loving family, siblings, Louise Brayfield, Juannelle (Kevin Keck) Ritchie, Jannet Bersano; nieces, Sandra (John) Weierman, Kathleen (Al) Davis, Deanna Bersano; great niece, Brittani Davis; great nephews, Cameron Davis and Connor Davis. Larry was preceded in death by his parents, Luther & Genevieve Ritchie (Elliott). Larry was a United States Army Veteran. Family will receive friends at Goodale Memorial Chapel, 912 S. Hamilton Street, Lockport, IL 60441 on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 from 5:00 to 8:00 PM. Interment will be private at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery, Elwood, IL. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Disabled American Veterans would be appreciated. For information, 815-838-1533 or www.goodalememorialchapel.com

JAMES E. SUMMINS James Edward Summins, age 80, of Lockport, passed away peacefully Sunday, February 9, 2014 from complications with Dementia. Retired in 1998 from XL Screw Corp. after many years of service. James was active in various organizations in the Chicago area and was Eucharistic Minister and active in Generations of Faith at St. Dennis. James loved to travel and play all sports, especially basketball. He was a US Army Korean War Veteran. Preceded in death by his first wife, Nancy (Griffin) Summins; his parents, and a brother. Survived by his loving wife, Jean Phelan-Summins; his children, John, Jane Diaz-Summins and Mary (Rick) Pancotto; three grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Patricia Summins; three step-children and six stepgrandchildren. In lieu of flowers, memorials to American Diabetes Association or Alzheimer's Association would be appreciated. Funeral services will be held on Friday, February 14, 2014 at 9:30 am from the O'Neil Funeral Home Chapel, 1105 E. 9th St. (159th St.), Lockport to St. Dennis Church, 1214 Hamilton St., Lockport for Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 am. Interment Queen of Heaven Cemetery, Hillside. Visitation Thursday, 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the funeral home. For directions and sign guestbook: www.oneilfuneralhome.com

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Shorewood IL. Edward was a lifelong resident of Joliet, and a retiree from Caterpillar LOIS J. URSITTI Tractor Co. after 30 years of work. Ed was honorably discharged from Lois J. Ursitti Nee Nelli, age 84, passed away Thursday, February 6, the Army in 1960 and was very 2014 at Presence St Joseph Medical proud of his military service. Ed was an avid and very well-known Center in Joliet, IL. collector of license plates, city Survived by her loving children, Gregory (Lisa) Ursitti, Dawn Belom, stickers, and car memorabilia. Ed's and Cherri (Tom) Kubaitis; Dearest knowledge and expertise in this Meme to ten grandchildren, Jeffory field was unsurpassed. He was a and Brandi Belom, and Kristi (Matt) well-liked and highly visible fixture on the local area car show and Admonis, Anthony and Michael Ursitti, Emily, and Kimberly Kubaitis, cruise night circuit for many years. Ed also had a passion for Amanda (Justin) O'Brien, Eric woodworking and his skill with Rojewski, and Christine (Chris) tools set him apart from most Westendorf; and seven great grandchilden, Reese, Avery, Brady, others. Ed was blessed with a tremendous sense of humor and Bailey, Scarlett, Stella and Brielle. was always quick with a joke or Also numerous nieces and funny story. His wit and wisdom will nephews. be missed by all who knew him. Preceded in death by her In lieu of flowers, donations to the husband, Charles C. Ursitti; and her American Heart Association in parents, Mayme and Joseph Nelli . Born in Joliet. Lois was a die-hard Edward's name would be greatly Chicago Cubs fan. She retired from appreciated. A Celebration of Edward's life will Bishops Buffet where she was a begin on Thursday, February 13, hostess. 2014 with prayers in the funeral Lois was a loving Mom, home chapel beginning at 9:30 a.m. Grandmother, and Greatthen driving in procession to the Grandmother whose greatest joy Cathedral of St. Raymond Nonnatus was spending time with her family in Joliet for a Mass of Christian and close friends (“The Golden Burial to be celebrated at 10:00 Girls”). a.m. Interment to follow at Abraham The family would like to offer a Lincoln National Cemetery. special thank you to Dr. Mohin Samaraweera (Dr. Sam) and all the Visitation will be on Wednesday, staff who cared for Lois at Presence February 12, 2014 from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Tezak Funeral Home, St. Joseph Medical Center. 1211 Plainfield Road, Joliet, 60435. At her request private services Obituary and Tribute Wall for were held February 10, 2014. Lois' Edward C. Zoran Jr. at final resting place will be with her www.tezakfuneralhome.com or for husband at Abraham Lincoln information, 815-722-0524. National Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to:

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Gabriel Axel gestures backstage April 12, 1988, at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles after winning an Oscar for Best Foreign Language at the Academy Awards. Gabriel Axel, the first Dane to win an Oscar for best foreign film as of “Babette’s Feast,” has died at age 95. His daughter Karin Moerch said in an email statement acquired by The Associated Press that he died Sunday “quietly and peacefully after a long and eventful life.”

Danish film director dies Gabriel Axel was 95 By JAN M. OLSEN The Associated Press

IN MEMORIAM EDWARD C. ZORAN, JR. Edward C. Zoran Jr., age 81, entered into eternal life on Friday, February 7, 2014. Edward is survived by his sister, Patricia (Robert) Widlowski of New Lenox, IL; son, Daniel (Paula) Zoran of Boyer St. Beaufort, S.C.; daughters, Diane (Frank) Toth of Coal City, IL and Julie (Tad) Bergan of Joliet, IL; Edward is also survived by his grandsons Brian, Andrew, and Nicholas Reinhart, Mark and Matthew Zoran, and A.J. Bergan. Preceded in death by his parents, Edward C. Zoran Sr. and Rose Zoran (nee Rozeman) of Crest Hill, IL; wife, Ann B. Zoran (nee Nolan) of Joliet, IL; and son, Bernard E. Zoran of Shorewood IL. Edward was a lifelong resident of Joliet, and a retiree from Caterpillar Tractor Co. after 30 years of work.

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January 1, 1918-February 11, 2013 Dad, it's hard to believe it's a year since you've gone, for your presence is still felt by us daily. Always loved and in our hearts. Your children, Emily, Jesse, Pat, Mike, Vickie, and Dennis.

COPENHAGEN, Denmark – Gabriel Axel, the first Dane to win an Oscar for best foreign film with “Babette’s Feast” which he directed, has died at the age of 95. His daughter Karin Moerch said in a statement that he died Sunday “quietly and peacefully after a long and eventful life.” She did not say where he died or give the cause of death. Born April 18, 1918, in Denmark’s second city Aarhus, Axel divided his time between his homeland and

France. He grew up in Paris where his father owned a factory and at age 18 he returned to Denmark to work as a carpenter making furniture. But the theater drew him, and he enrolled in the Danish Royal Theater Actors’ School, graduating in 1945. Axel was born Gabriel Axel Moerch but he dropped his last name when he joined the theater troupe of French film and stage artist Louis Jouvet in Paris. Axel directed several large projects for French television, then returned to Denmark to produce series for Denmark’s public broadcaster and direct several films in the 1950s and 1960s. He also acted in films. His international breakthrough came in 1987 with

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“Babette’s Feast,” based on a novel by Danish writer Karen Blixen. The movie is about a 19th century Parisian woman, played by French actress Stephan Audran, who finds shelter in a remote, puritanical Danish village, living with two sisters who maintain a strict religious philosophy. Axel’s works include “Prince of Jutland,” a 1994 film that tells the story of Amled, the Danish prince whose life inspired Shakespeare’s “Hamlet.” In 2003, he received a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Copenhagen International Film Festival. Axel’s wife of nearly 50 years, Lucie Axel Moerch, died in 1996. He is survived by their four children and eight grandchildren.

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and organize parades and petition drives while he was working for the state. Rutherford s c h e d u l e d a Dan n e w s c o n f e r - Rutherford ence for late Monday afternoon to address the lawsuit. The allegations come just weeks before the four-way GOP primary, and political analysts say they could severely damage Rutherfordâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s chances, particularly among the socially conservative voters who typically turn out to choose the Republican nominee. One political analyst called the claims â&#x20AC;&#x153;toxic.â&#x20AC;? Rutherford has denied any wrongdoing and held an unusual, hastily arranged news conference Jan. 31 to announce that an unnamed

employee had raised â&#x20AC;&#x153;allegations of misconductâ&#x20AC;? against him. Initially, Rutherford said he couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t detail the allegations because they were a personnel matter, but he later confirmed they involved harassment and political coercion. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I know the accusations are completely false,â&#x20AC;? Rutherford told The Associated Press last week. He said an independent investigation would clear his name and accused a Republican gubernatorial rival, businessman Bruce Rauner, of being behind the accusations in an attempt to undermine Rutherfordâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s campaign in advance of the March 18 primary. Rauner has denied the allegation. Michalowski submitted a letter of resignation to Rutherfordâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s office last week. The lawsuit names both the trea-

surer and his chief of staff, Kyle Ham, who didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t immediately return a message seeking comment. In the lawsuit, Michalowski alleges that he attended an April 2011 overnight retreat at Rutherfordâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Chenoa home. He says Rutherford told him other staff members would be there, but no one else arrived. The lawsuit alleges that after Michalowski went to the guest bedroom that night, Rutherford entered the bedroom and grabbed his genital area. Michalowski said he pushed Rutherford away and later told Rutherfordâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s chief of staff about the incident. Michalowski alleges the aide told him, â&#x20AC;&#x153;At least we have job security.â&#x20AC;? Michalowski also alleges Rutherford approached him a few months later while Michalowski was talking to a group of women at a Spring-

field bar prior to the Illinois State Fair. He claims the treasurer grabbed his arm and said: â&#x20AC;&#x153;If you go home with me, you can have anything you want in the office.â&#x20AC;? The lawsuit also claims that during the 2012 Republican National Convention in Tampa, Rutherford asked Michalowski to go back to his hotel room. When Michalowski said no, Rutherford got angry and told him: â&#x20AC;&#x153;You just said no to the treasurer,â&#x20AC;? the lawsuit states. The suit also claims Rutherford made Michalowski do work for his own campaign as well as for 2012 Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney. Rutherford was the Illinois chairman for the Romney campaign. Rutherford said his office conducted an internal investigation into the allegations and they showed no merit.

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Obama, Hollande tour Jefferson’s Monticello estate By JOSH LEDERMAN The Associated Press CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Celebrating the long-standing ties between their nations, President Barack Obama and French President Francois Hollande on Monday toured the sweeping Virginia estate of famed Francophile Thomas Jefferson. Obama’s rare out-oftown trip with a foreign leader opened two days of events marking Hollande’s state visit to the United States. Obama and Hollande arrived in Charlottesville, Va., after a short flight from Washington. Traveling together in Obama’s armored limousine, the presidential motorcade then wound its way through the rolling hills toward the white and brick mansion, with its signature crowning dome. As the two presidents – both wearing overcoats on a chilly February day – strolled along the estate’s portico, Obama declared, “This is a wonderful visit.” For Hollande, the trip to Washington was a chance to get an ocean away from his ro-

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Valerie Trierweiler. Their breakup has dominated headlines following a gossip magazine’s revelations about a secret tryst with a French ac-

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etiquette are in the spotlight. Still, Hollande received a warm welcome reserved only for America’s closest allies. He arrived in Washington on Monday and was greeted by Obama at the nearby military base where dignitaries are received. The two leaders then boarded Air Force One for the trip to Virginia, using a smaller version of the presidential plane because of size restrictions at Charlottesville’s airport. The trip to Monticello was aimed at highlighting the deep ties between the U.S. and France. Jefferson, a Founding Father and former president, was also an early U.S. envoy to France and is honored with a statue on Paris’ Seine River. Monday marks the first time a sitting president has visited Monticello with a current foreign head of state. The White House, in announcing Monday’s visit, said, “Monticello reflects Jefferson’s affection for the people of France, the long-standing relations between our two democracies, and the shared values we hold dear: life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.”

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By SAMEER N. YACOUB The Associated Press BAGHDAD – An instructor teaching his militant recruits how to make car bombs accidentally set off explosives in his demonstration Monday, killing 21 of them in a huge blast that alerted authorities to the existence of the rural training camp in an orchard north of Baghdad. Almost two dozen people were arrested, including wounded insurgents trying to hobble away from the scene. The fatal goof by the al-Qaida breakaway group that dominates the Sunni insurgency in Iraq happened on the same day that the speaker of the Iraqi parliament, a prominent Sunni whom the militants consider a

traitor, escaped unhurt from a roadside bomb attack on his motorcade in the northern city of Mosul. Nevertheless, the events underscored the determination of the insurgents to rebuild and regain the strength they enjoyed in Iraq at the height of the war until U.S.-backed Sunni tribesmen turned against them. The militants currently are battling for control of mainly Sunni areas of western Iraq in a key test of the Shiite-led government’s ability to maintain security more than two years after the withdrawal of U.S. troops. While the Iraqi army has been attacking insurgent training camps in the vast desert of western Anbar province near

the Syrian border, it is unusual to find such a camp in the center of the country, just 60 miles north of the capital. The discovery shows that “the terrorist groups have made a strong comeback in Iraq and that the security problems are far from over, and things are heading from bad to worse,” said Hamid al-Mutlaq, a member of the parliament’s security and defense committee. The militants belonged to a network now known as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, an extremist group that recently broke with al-Qaida. The ISIL, emboldened by fellow fighters’ gains in the Syrian civil war, has tried to position itself as the champion of Iraqi

Sunnis angry at the government over what they see as efforts to marginalize them. Car bombs are one of the deadliest weapons used by this group, with coordinated waves of explosions regularly leaving scores dead in Baghdad and elsewhere across the country. The bombs are sometimes assembled in farm compounds where militants can gather without being spotted, or in car workshops in industrial areas. The explosion Monday took place at a camp tucked away in an orchard in the village of alJalam, a farming area that has been a stronghold of al-Qaida close to the Sunni city of Samarra. According to a police officer, an army official and a hospital official, all of whom

spoke on condition of anonymity for security reasons, the events unfolded as follows. The militants were attending a lesson on making car bombs and explosive belts when a glitch set off one of the devices during the car bomb part of the demonstration. Security forces rushed to the area after hearing the thunderous blast and arrested 12 wounded militants along with another 10 trying to flee. Authorities searched two houses and a garage in the orchard, finding seven car bombs as well as several explosive belts and roadside bombs. The cars did not have license plates. Bomb experts then started the work of defusing the devices. Later Monday, a bomb ex-

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kered cease-fire in the city was renewed for three more days Monday. The truce, which began Friday, has been shaken by continued shelling and shooting that prevented some residents from escaping and limited the amount of food aid officials have been able to deliver into the besieged neighborhoods. U.N. humanitarian chief

Valerie Amos sharply criticized the two sides, saying U.N. and Syrian Red Crescent workers were “deliberately targeted.” The drama in Homs, where Amos said about 800 civilians have been evacuated so far, played out as activists on Monday reported new sectarian killings in Syria’s civil war. Al-Qaida-inspired rebels

killed more than two dozen civilians when they overran a village populated by minority Alawites on Sunday, Rami Abdurrahman of the British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. They also killed around 20 local fighters in the village, he said. The violence further rattled peace talks that entered their second round Monday in Ge-

neva – and which quickly became mired in recriminations between President Bashar Assad’s government and the opposition in exile. The two sides’ first face-toface meetings adjourned 10 days ago, having achieved little. This time, the two appeared even further apart, with no immediate plans to even sit at the same table.

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Lead like eagles, not lame ducks Birds of a feather, flock together, so the saying goes. One of the problems that happens when dozens of birds flock together is that, oftentimes, they leave behind a big, stinky mess. That goes for the geese and ducks that flock along the banks of the Des Plaines River. And it goes for lame-duck legislators who flock together after even-year November elections. Put 118 state representatives and 59 state senators in their respective chambers, with lame-duck members totally free of the worry of voter retribution, and they might just leave a big mess behind, too. The most infamous lame-duck session of the Illinois Legislature in recent years happened in January 2011. That’s when outgoing lawmakers joined forces with the powers that be to enact a big income tax increase on individuals and businesses. Last week, House Republicans introduced proposals to greatly limit the ability of the Legislature to approve controversial legislation, such as tax increases, after an election. The Republicans want to shoo lame ducks out of any post-election decision-making processes. They would do that by requiring the outgoing General Assembly to wrap up its work by Election Day. They also would advance Inauguration Day from the second Wednesday in January to the second Wednesday in December, thus narrowing the window for legislative mischief. The only time a lame-duck legislative session could be called would be when all legislative leaders and the governor agree to it, and then only for limited purposes. At this point, we note that Republicans number only 48 in the 118-member House. Because Democrats are in the majority with 70 members, the Republicans’ chances of getting their proposals approved are limited, to say the least. In addition, Republicans have not been immune to using lame-duck sessions to approve controversial legislation in the past. One infamous bill that granted lawmakers hefty pay increases won approval after the 1978 election. Now that the shoe has been on the other foot for a while, Republicans say they are ready for reform. Whatever their motivations, their measures could help to change Illinois’ crooked political culture by removing an underhanded, chicken-hearted method used by the Legislature to do its business. Then, rather than acting like lame ducks or timid chickens, our legislators might begin taking their leadership cues from another bird – the majestic eagle that graces the Illinois state seal and flag. We can only hope.

Behind the scenes in Rutherford’s office One of the reasons why people near Treasurer Dan Rutherford are so nervous these days is because of the possibility that other employees might come out of the woodwork with even more allegations. As I write this, the publicly revealed facts are still quite thin. A now former employee of Rutherford’s has claimed, without producing any hard evidence as of this writing, that he was sexually harassed and told to do political fundraising work. Rutherford has flatly denied the allegations, claiming they are politically motivated and part of a shakedown attempt that’s being pushed by his Republican gubernatorial primary opponent Bruce Rauner. The former employee, Rutherford claims, demanded $300,000 through his attorney to remain quiet. Rauner has denied any involvement. The treasurer’s office has negotiated two previous severance agreements, a fact that the

VIEWS Rich Miller accuser’s lawyer alluded to last week when she told WLS Radio’s Dan Proft “Their standard MO [mode of operation] is to work out standard severance agreements. That’s what they do, and they’ve been doing that the last two or three years with employees.” But a top Rutherford aide completely and adamantly denied last week that the prior severance agreements had anything to do with any sort of allegations of misconduct by Rutherford whatsoever. So, Rutherford’s allies can probably rest easy on that potential problem because it likely doesn’t exist. Rutherford has a reputation among his friends and acquaintances as being a pleasant, positive, somewhat quirky, but almost always upbeat guy. You

can’t help but like the man. He’s one of the truly nice guys in this state’s political world. Working for Rutherford, however, is sometimes anything but a pleasant experience. He is, like many in politics, a man driven by ambition who has long aimed his sights at a higher office. He works almost nonstop, and he doesn’t care for those who can’t keep up with him or don’t meet his standards. For instance, several weeks ago, Rutherford, an aide and a driver were on the road. Rutherford was not happy with the driver’s performance at an event. As punishment, Rutherford ordered the driver to remain in the car while he and the other aide went into a restaurant. Rutherford also reportedly took the car keys with him into the restaurant. The devastated young man called his sister and had her pick him up and quit on the spot.

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what some other employees might say to a lawyer or a reporter. And there are a dozen or more stories of a similar nature. The treasurer, to put it bluntly, has more than a few disgruntled people in his office. But potential trouble from revenge-minded employees represents only a small part of the storm facing the treasurer. Word from inside is that the folks who say they can corroborate allegations of sexual harassment and pressure to raise campaign funds by Treasurer Dan

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as confident as they were a month ago that the strategy will work. One top labor official said last week that he never thought they had more than a 25 percent chance of defeating Rauner in the Republican primary, even though a month ago he appeared quite confident they could throw a knockout punch. The fallback plan appears to be to tarnish Rauner enough in the next month

or so that he doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t start off with a huge and insurmountable lead over Gov. Pat Quinn after the primary ends. Quinn is already trailing all four of his Republican opponents by eight to ten points, so, barring a knockout, they want to stop any further Quinn erosion and knock Rauner back on his heels a bit.

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Lincoln-Way West’s Marco Pettinato (center) reacts Monday after making a three-point basket against Lincoln-Way Central at Lincoln-Way Central High School in New Lenox. Michael DiNovo for Shaw Media

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Pettinato jump-starts Warriors By DICK GOSS dgoss@shawmedia.com NEW LENOX – Lincoln-Way West coach John White could not mask his feelings. He was pumped, and why not? After two tough losses earlier this season against crosstown rival Lincoln-Way Central, including a three-overtime marathon, his Warriors felt it was about time they beat the Knights for the first time. The eventuality came to fruition Monday night as West survived Central’s second-half rally and hung onto a 52-47 SouthWest Suburban Red victory. The Warriors (12-7, 6-4) jumped to a 31-16 halftime lead largely on the strength of freshman guard Marco Pettinato’s 16 points, including four three-pointers without a miss. Central (11-11, 3-7) battled back as close as 46-42 with 4:03 left and had several chances to get closer. Neither side scored in the next 3 minutes, 16 seconds, however, until West’s Jon Matotta iced it with four free throws in the final minute. “We’ve won some games this year, but that right there is the favorite win of my young career, especially after what happened last time,” White said, recalling the triple-overtime loss. “This was also the first time we ever beat them. And, [Central coach] Bob Curran is my mentor and best friend.” Pettinato did not score in the second half after his 16-point first half, but 6-5 senior forward Hayden Witt picked up the slack, scoring 14 of his 22 points in the second half. “This is nice, especially for the seniors,” Witt said. “They beat us three or four times here and five or six times total the last four years. The big thing was even when they came back, they never got on a really big run.” Witt cited Pettinato’s big first half and Marotta’s clutch free throws. “Marco stepped up,” he said. “He’s a fiery com-

petitor. He gives us a lot of momentum. And Jon’s free throws at the end really did it.” “Marco is a heck of a player for a freshman,” White said of Pettinato. “He’s poised and strong. He really works on his body. They seemed to give him a step or two and dare him to shoot it, and he stepped up and hit it. That’s what good players do.” The Warriors limited Central’s big gun, 6-6 senior forward Brad Bass, to 14 points on 6-of-19 shooting, including 0-for-11 from three-point range, although he did grab 17 rebounds. Alex Parks led the Knights with 18 points, including five three-pointers. “Brad [Bass] did not have a good night from outside, but to his credit, he got himself inside and did some things there,” Curran said. “This loss was a combination of a lot of things, and you could almost see it coming. “They never had beaten us, and John [White] has a good team. Marco [Pettinato] got them going early. Things happen when rival teams get together.” Curran cited an aspect of the game that has been hurting the Knights all season – free throw shooting. They missed six straight in the fourth quarter and finished 8-of-20 for 40 percent. “It’s those free throw woes again,” Curran said. “We’ve been shooting them in the 40s. We have been losing a lot of games that way.”

TOP RIGHT: Lincoln-Way Central’s Alex Parks (left) shoots the ball Monday against Lincoln-Way West’s Marco Pettinato at Lincoln-Way Central High School in New Lenox. BOTTOM RIGHT: Pettinato (center) shoots the ball Monday against Lincoln-Way Central’s Luke Newtoff (left) and Brad Bass (right) at Lincoln-Way Central High School in New Lenox. Michael DiNovo for Shaw Media

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INDIANAPOLIS - The Lewis University women’s track and field team notched a total of 12 NCAA Provisional standards at the UIndy Relay Open, hosted by the University of Indianapolis on Saturday afternoon. Lewis freshman Amanda Farrough set a NCAA Provisional mark in the 1-mile run, as she finished second overall with a time of 5:05.25. Flyer sophomore Amber Cook pitched in NCAA Provisional standards and won in both the high jump (5’5 ¼”/1.66m) and triple jump (37’10 ¾”/11.55m). Flyer sophomore Chantel Stennis (Bolingbrook) also set a NCAA Provisional mark in the 200-meter dash with a winning time of 25.41 and added a victory in the 60-meter dash (7.91). Stennis also ran a leg of the winning 4x400 relay (3:59.22) along with seniors Megan Marchildon, Krysten Sebby and junior Amy Polhemus. Marchildon added a second-place finish in the 60-meter hurdles (9.22). Junior Kayla King finished behind Stennis in the 60-meter dash with a runner-up showing of 7.93 and won the long jump with a NCAA Provisional leap of 18’8 ¼” (5.70m). King edged out teammate Samantha McGaha who finished second with a NCAA Provisional jump of 18’2” (5.54m). Senior Rebecca Priesler (Romeoville) tallied a second-place mark of 11’5 ¾” (3.50m) in the pole vault.

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Lewis University sophomore Adam Barr set a NCAA Provisional mark for the fifth-straight week with a second-place heave of 59’3 ¼” (18.07m) in the weight throw at Saturday’s UIndy Relay Open. Junior Matt Jemilo won the 600-meter run with a time of 1:20.64, while senior Brock Massie was second overall in the triple jump with a leap of 46’5” (14.15m).

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Morris cheer team places second at state By T.G. SMITH tsmith@shawmedia.com BLOOMINGTON – What a way go to. Coaching in what likely is her last state final competitive cheerleading event, the Redskins sent coach Kristin Sanders off in style Saturday. Riding a wave of momentum that had the Redskins competing at the U.S. Cellular Coliseum in Bloomington for an unprecedented third straight day, Morris fought through the fatigue and was rewarded with a second-place finish at the IHSA event in the medium division. “It’s been nine years in the making since I’ve been here and I couldn’t be happier right now,” Sanders said. “We’ve had a great season and I’m happy to leave on a

note like this.” While Sanders will be stepping aside for family reasons, she certainly is leaving behind another group who seemingly became a family. “This is amazing. Our goal all year was to finish in the top 10. Once we made it into the top 10, we made a new goal for [Saturday] and we went out wanting to put our best performance out on that floor,” Morris captain Abby Dergo said. “That’s what we did. Taking home this trophy is just awesome. It makes it even better.” “I think it’s everything we’ve worked for. All of the practices and all of the injuries and it’s all paid off. When teams make it into the top 10, that’s an awesome accomplishment. All the girls who were here today were amaz-

ing,” Morris captain Morgan Hussey said. “To make it for the second time ever in history and to be the first team to ever podium is a real honor. Working along side these girls has been the best experience of my life. I love all of the coaches and I appreciate everything that everyone has done this year. Just knowing that what we did paid off and we got rewarded. It’s an awesome moment.” Morris had advanced out of the IHSA state preliminaries only once leading up to this season. That came in 2009 when the Redskins finished 10th with a team score of 79.72. “We’ve never gone this far in the history of Morris High School,” Morris captain Brittany Kenney said. “This is awesome experience to real-

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Tigers’ best score earns best-ever 4th place finish at state By DICK GOSS dgoss@shawmedia.com The Joliet West competitive cheerleading team did not win a state championship last weekend at U.S. Cellular Coliseum in Bloomington. Nor did the Tigers earn a spot on the podium. However, what they accomplished was historic nonetheless. West qualified for the finals in the Large Team Division and scored a school-record 93.72 points in finishing fourth. Lincoln-Way East won the division with 97.06, the highest score ever given to anyone in state competition. Neuqua Valley was second with 95.00 and Providence claimed third with 93.94. “Our kids did their absolute best,” Tigers coach Amy DiForti said. “It’s a little bittersweet that we didn’t get on the podium, but mostly we were excited. There’s nothing we could have done differently. We increased our score by almost three points in the finals from the day before. The teams that beat us were outstanding.” Lincoln-Way East, of course, is a competitor from the Southwest Suburban Blue. Lockport and Sandburg always are strong. “Our conference is unbelievable,” said DiForti, who is in her eighth season after coming to West from Marist. “It dominates in the cheerleading world. Competing against those teams in the conference and sectional, our girls realize how talented they are and how hard they have to work to get to that level. “What Lincoln-Way East just did is set the standard even higher.” DiForti’s work ethic is manifested in her team. “My coach is phenomenal,” said West athletic director Steve Millsaps, also the conference resource director for cheerleading. “She works the kids so hard. “Those two performanc-

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Seniors Hakeem Allen, Kylah Aubry, Claudia Cali, Alysha Vazquez, Sammie Kowalczyk have been four-time state qualifiers. The other seniors include Amber Gore, Yaya Baht-Israel, Shane Brown and Cara Dunskis. Juniors include Yanni Stevens, Danielle Hofsteadter, Fatimah Ibidunni, Justyce Molette, Janie Wilson, Felicite Woods and Ty’Shalia Woods. Sophomores include Amina Lee, Carolina Soto, Tyeler Delrose and Jenna Thomas. Freshmen include Rachel MacDowell, Lydia Schrock and Brooklynn Johnson.

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Cali, Alysha Vazquez and Sammie Kowalczyk. The other seniors on the team are Amber Gore, Yaya Baht-Isreal, Shane Brown and Cara Dunskis. Juniors are Yanni Stevens, Danielle Hofsteadter, Fatimah Ibidunni, Justyce Molette, Janie Wilson, Felicite Woods and Ty’Shalia Woods.

Amina Lee, Carolina Soto, Tyeler Delrose and Jenna Thomas are sophomores, and the freshmen are Rachel MacDowell, Lydia Schrock and Brooklynn Johnson. “Cheerleading is probably the only sport where you have your competitive season and perform for other sports as well,” DiForti noted. “They work for 10 months out of the year. The things we do take a long time to perfect.” DiForti said the Tigers’ main routine is the same during the run of the competitive season. “We tweak it, perfect it, as we go along,” she said. “The pyramid is the highlight for our team. We did that very well at state.” Since the IHSA began competitive cheerleading competition in the 2005-2006 school

year, the Joliet area has been well represented. Lockport has won the Large Team Division twice and finished second three times. Lemont won its fourth Medium Team championship last weekend and has finished second three times. Providence won the Large Team title last year, and Peotone and Dwight have claimed Small Team crowns. West’s previous best finish was seventh in 2012. The Tigers are climbing the ladder, looking forward to the day earn a trophy. “Hopefully that day is coming,” DiForti said. “But we are losing nine really good seniors. They have done a great job for four years. Five of them, our five captains, have been on varsity all four years.”

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Lemont names Kooi new football coach Two-time state champion at Lockport takes reins from Eric Michaelsen STAFF REPORTS Bret Kooi, who led Lockport to back-to-back state championships in 2002 and 2003, officially was announced as Lemont’s new head football coach Monday. At its Feb. 10 meeting, the Lemont District 210 Board of Education approved the recommendation to hire Kooi, who has nearly 30 years of experience as an educator. In addition, his teams have achieved a great deal of success in his two decades as a head coach. Kooi will take over the program from longtime coach Eric Michaelsen, who will assume the role of the school’s principal July 1. “Bret Kooi is a first-class person with a tremendous amount of integrity and professionalism,” Lemont athletic

director John Young said. “Everyone who knows Bret has commented about his strong character and his ability to lead kids and adults. He has been a very successful head coach and knows what it takes for a program to contend for a state championship.” In a combined 20 seasons as head coach at Joliet West and Lockport, Kooi amassed a 116-85 (.577) record and led his squads to 10 IHSA playoff appearances, including a pair of state titles. Kooi headed up the Lockport program for 17 years (19942011), and finished his tenure with a 105-69 record (.603). Lockport reached the IHSA playoffs seven times in eight seasons from 1997-2004 and made 10 playoff appearances in all under Kooi’s direction, posting a 13-8 record in the postseason.

Over his 17 years, the Porters won four South Inter-Conference Association Blue titles – 1998, 2002, 2003 and 2004 – and captured consecutive IHSA Class 8A state championships in 2002 and 2003. The 2002 squad set a school record with 13 victories. After serving as an assistant coach at Providence Catholic, Kooi got his start as a head coach at Joliet West in 1989. In three seasons, the Tigers posted a combined 11-16 record and improved their win total each season. His final team finished 5-4 in 1991. Kooi comes to Lemont after serving as an offensive assistant at Lincoln-Way North for the past two seasons. The Phoenix advanced to the IHSA Class 6A playoffs both years, reaching the IHSA quarterfinals in 2013 when he filled the role of

offensive coordinator. Lincoln-Way North was second in the Southwest Suburban Red each season and averaged 35.8 points per game while posting a combined 16-6 record. In 2011, Kooi served as an assistant coach at Minooka under his brother, Bert. That season, Minooka went 6-4, finished second in the Southwest Prairie Conference standings, and advanced to the IHSA Class 7A playoffs. Kooi has served as a teacher at Lockport since 1992, having taught both mathematics and physical education over his 22-year tenure at the school. Though he is taking over the reins as Lemont’s football coach, he will continue to teach at Lockport. Prior to arriving at Lockport, Kooi taught math for four

years at Joliet West and began his career with a three-year stint teaching math at Providence. Kooi earned a bachelor’s degree in physical education from Millikin University in 1985 and was awarded a master’s degree and Type 75 certificate in administrative education from Governors State University in 1999. He was inducted into Millikin’s Athletic Hall of Fame in 2006. Over 12 seasons (2002-13), Michaelsen’s Lemont teams compiled a 106-33 record, made nine straight playoff appearances from 2004 through 2012 and won seven conference championships. The Indians twice finished as the IHSA Class 6A state runner-up (2007, 2008), and dozens of his players have moved on to play collegiately.

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By EDDIE PELLS The Associated Press KRASNAYA POLYANA, RUSSIA – Rider after rider took a crash course Monday night on an Olympic halfpipe that looked only half ready with less than 24 hours until men’s competition is set to start. There were dozens of falls, very few big tricks and a lot of complaining during a practice session that was pushed from morning to night while workers tried to make fixes. The men’s event is Tuesday, and American Shaun White will be seeking his third straight gold medal. “When you see every other person fall, you know something’s wrong,” said American Hannah Teter, who took gold in 2006 and silver four years ago. “It’s a little dangerous. I’ve seen more people fall today than I saw all season. It’s dangerous because it’s crappy.” American Danny Davis

labeled the halfpipe as “garbage” on Sunday. After returning Monday, he said things were slightly improved but not ideal. “It’s a bummer to show up to an event like the Olympics and not have the quality of the halfpipe match the quality of the riders,” Davis said. “Anyone who watched practice tonight can see there were a bunch of people bouncing around in the flat bottom.” White called it “pretty hard to ride,” but said it was nothing riders haven’t dealt with before at other competitions. “The flat bottom is just sand and mush,” he said. “It’s pretty heavy. And once everyone gets in there, it just turns to mush.” Riders said the steeply vertical pitch of the halfpipe has largely been corrected. But the bottom of the pipe is bouncy and slow. Dozens of riders clattered through the bottom, which slows speed and causes wrecks.

Davis said organizers told him they would treat the halfpipe with chemicals that keep the ice frozen at higher temperatures. Highs were in the 40s on Monday. American coach Mike Jankowski said riders were simply going to have to deal with the conditions presented to them. “If everything were perfect every time and this were an indoor sport, we’d be figure skating,” he said. “Whoever deals with the conditions the best is going to win a medal and whoever gives up isn’t going to win a medal.” American Kelly Clark, who won gold in 2002 and bronze in 2010, said conditions were less

than ideal but she’s been preparing for that. “Any less-than-perfect pipe we dealt with the last four years, I said, ‘If this is what we’re dealing with in Sochi, I want to be ready,’ ” she said. “I look at it as an opportunity.” Four years ago in Vancouver, riders complained about the pipe in the lead-up but said conditions improved for the actual contest. They’re hoping for the same thing here. “The first contest is tomorrow and nobody’s ready,” Teter said. “They haven’t been able to practice their tricks. They’re trying to stay alive every run. It’s harsh.”

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VIEWS Rick Morrissey SOCHI, Russia â&#x20AC;&#x201C; For the United States, these are the Patrick Kane Winter Olympics. That might be a bit frightening to those of you who still think of Kane as the immature, bare-chested party monster who never would say no to a night out. Times change, and people change. Or maybe some people donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t change, but they just get smarter about their nocturnal habits. Whatever the case, thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s no doubt Kane deserves to be the face of the Sochi Games for the United States. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s that good and that exciting as an athlete. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s bigger than Shaun White, Bode Miller and Shani Davis, for the simple reason that heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s one of the biggest stars in a sport that happens to matter more than once every four years. Then again,

heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be Americaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s favorite until a U.S. female figure skater wins a gold medal, in which case the country will dump the Blackhawksâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; star like one of the stuffed animals tossed at Gracie Goldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s feet. But Kane is so unique in his skills, so electric with the puck that eyes canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t help but follow him. NBC, always on the lookout for a hero, will be looking at him intently, quite possibly to the point of distraction. He always has done well in these moments. He helped lead the United States to a silver medal in the 2010 Vancouver Olympics. Several months later, he scored the Stanley Cup-clinching goal in overtime for the Hawks. He put on another championship ring last season. Now comes Sochi. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think you always want to prove yourself as a big-time player in big games,â&#x20AC;? he said Monday. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Another thing is just to try to prove yourself at these highest levels of hockey. These are great opportuni-

ties â&#x20AC;&#x201C; opportunities that donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t come along often, if at all.â&#x20AC;? When it comes to hockey and flair, Kane is all American. If he were Canadian, you get the distinct feeling heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d be a little too flashy for the taste of our neighbors to the north. They like their idols to have a determined look to them, the way Patrick Kane Hawks captain Jonathan Toews does â&#x20AC;&#x201C; the way Toews probably does when heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s eating cotton candy, blowing soap bubbles or power-sleeping. Kane still has an impish look on his face, as though he knows he just got away with something. But there will be weight on his 25-year-old shoulders. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s even more pressure on him this time around for that team, considering they made it to final game last time,â&#x20AC;? Toews said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re going to be a tough team to beat, and heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s going to

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watching, how much coverage there was, how big it was for the game of hockey just in general,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;In that sense, I was happy to be a part of it, but it still stings.â&#x20AC;? He was good as a 21-yearold on the 2010 Olympic team. He has the ability to go on a tear in this Olympics. Toews knows it. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He goes about his business the same way, no matter what,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s played in an Olympic final before, silver medalist. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s won two [Stanley] Cups. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s got a lot of experience. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been able to see what heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s able to do up close.â&#x20AC;? I love when Toews finds a way to take a playful shot at Kane. But â&#x20AC;&#x201C; who knows? â&#x20AC;&#x201C; maybe Kane will be the one crowing about his gold medal this time. And his unofficial title as the American Idol of the Sochi Games. s Rick Morrissey is a Chicago Sun-Times sports reporter who can be reached at rmorrissey@suntimes.com.

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Paramedics and emergency medical technicians are used to jumping into action to attend to life-and-death situations at a moment’s notice – sometimes even when they’re off duty. Edward Eddy, paramedic and firefighter with the Channahon Fire Protection District, was off duty last week, pulling off Interstate 55 at the Route 6 ramp when something caught his eye. A semitrailer had jackknifed on the interstate’s northbound side. A red passenger car also was involved. Eddy immediately called in the accident and told his co-workers the best way to access the scene. Before he knew it, he was at the fire department in an emergency vehicle headed to the site. It paid off, too. There was more than one accident along that stretch of icy interstate and the responders needed all the help they could get. “It was chaotic,” Eddy said, “and there was significant damage. ... A Troy rig was already there. The chief from Wilmington came, Minooka came, Lockport, the helicopter ... we all worked together.” Eddy immediately climbed up on the semi, evaluated the condition of the driver and did his best to keep him calm. It took his whole team and several others to extricate the driver from his rig before he was flown to a hospital. “I felt happy the way it turned out,” Eddy said. “I was glad of what everyone there did. We all worked together great.” Channahon Fire Protection fire chief John Petrakis praised those individuals

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Edward Eddy is a paramedic and firefighter with the Channahon Fire Protection District. who choose to serve as paramedics. “I don’t know if there’s a word out there that describes the uniqueness of these men and women,” Petrakis said. “To be prepared for anything and everything takes a special kind of person, and these people are extraordinarily special.” The job can take a toll at times, Petrakis said, espe-

cially when they can’t save a patient. “They’re human, and the situations we put them in are not always human,” he said. Being a paramedic can mean transporting a patient to a nursing home, responding to a cardiac arrest call, helping at a multi-vehicle accident and even gently lifting a crying child off a de-

ceased parent, Petrakis said. They’ve seen it all. Ed Matteson, vice president for Kurtz Ambulance Service, said the two types of ambulance runs are public and private. Public ambulance service is associated with 911 dispatch centers. Private service provides transportation between hospitals, health care centers, dialysis units and similar facilities. EMT and paramedic jobs are good ones, Matteson said, for the right kind of person. “The individual must be interested in helping people,” he said, “and not be squeamish. ... They are entrusted with a pretty broad spectrum of responsibilities,

too, like calculating drug dosages in the field. ... I tell them if they can intubate somebody upside-down in a car in the dark, they might make a good paramedic.” Matteson said he hires EMTs and paramedics. Most firefighters today also are paramedics. Cecily Meadows, EMS coordinator through the Morris Fire Protection and Ambulance District and Kurtz, said she loves the challenge of being a paramedic and the fact that every day is different. To become an EMT basic takes one semester of college, Meadows said. From there, paramedics receive an additional one year of college and hospital training. Morris Hospital, Meadows said, trains paramedic students through a Joliet Junior College program. In addition to classroom education and studying, paramedic students spend clinical hours in the intensive care unit, the emergency room, the pediatric intensive care unit and in ambulances. “The programs are so well-rounded,” Meadows said, “because you never know what you’re going to see on a call.” Once certified, there is no rest from learning. Paramedics continually run through drills, learning new techniques and practicing old ones. When the alarm goes off, Meadows said she doesn’t panic. She knows that after all the training, it will be second nature when she’s on site. “When you are in an uncontrolled setting,” she said, “your instinct and all your training will take over. What good is it going to do anyone if I panic?”

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This week, we are looking at counting – arguably the most important factor for success at the game. And when you are on defense, you will sometimes need partner to give you a count signal so that you can work out how many cards declarer has in the suit – as in this deal. In three no-trump, declarer starts with only five top tricks: three spades and two diamonds. He needs to get the rounded suits going. So, after taking the first trick with his spade king, he leads the club king. East wants to take his club ace when South is playing his last club. So West must give a count signal. Since West has an even number of clubs, he should go high-low, playing first the five (or eight, but I like second-highest from four), then the two. This will tell East to take the second club trick. (If West has only two clubs, South has four and holding up twice would not help.) East leads back his second spade to declarer’s ace. South, needing to get into the dummy, leads the heart king. West plays his nine, starting a high-low with a doubleton. East, aware of what is happening, holds up his ace. South will probably try a low heart to dummy’s queen, but East wins with his ace and shifts to the diamond jack (or leads back the heart 10), and the contract is dead. Finally, note that at trick one, East should play his spade three, a discouraging signal denying help in spades. But a defender does not signal attitude when declarer leads a suit (except perhaps to play the top of touching honors).

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DEAR ABBY Jeanne Phillips Your friend is enduring these bouts of depression because she was never allowed to express her anger where it belonged â&#x20AC;&#x201C; at her brother and her mother. Whether the mother ever told her husband what was going on, or whether it was the continuation of a long family tradition of sexual abuse, is something we donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know. But if you havenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t suggested to Claire that she could benefit from counseling, you should. As to you and your husband participating in these family gatherings, my advice is to stop doing it. Celebrate special occasions with your friend right before or after these occasions; many people have pre- or post-birthday get-togethers, and thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s what I recommend in a case like this. Dear Abby: I recently became involved with a longtime female friend of mine when she was in town. I have always loved â&#x20AC;&#x153;Mirandaâ&#x20AC;? as a friend, but now I also feel attracted to her as a potential

perfect match. The problem is she lives far away. We keep in touch almost daily. I love that, but it makes me miss her, and I end up thinking about her all day, which doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t help. She says she has feelings for me, too, but â&#x20AC;&#x153;the timing isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t in our favor.â&#x20AC;? What can I do to go about my day without letting thoughts of Miranda rule my brain? Abby, are long-distance relationships even worth trying? â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Anxious In Colorado Dear Anxious: Of course they are. As the saying goes, â&#x20AC;&#x153;nothing ventured, nothing gained.â&#x20AC;? Years ago, couples who were separated by distances courted via the mail. Couples separated by war before the invention of the Internet managed to nurture relationships that led to marriage. So, consider yourself lucky that you and Miranda can be in touch every day, even though at this point itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s frustrating. As to the problem of her dominating your thoughts all day, a way to deal with it is to STAY BUSY. sWrite Dear Abby at www. dearabby.com.

Lasik surgery can offer dramatic improvements in vision Dear Doctor K: Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve just scheduled LASIK surgery. Can you explain what will happen during the procedure? Dear Reader: To understand LASIK surgery, you first need to know a few things about the eye and what it does. Basically, your eye is like a camera: It focuses the light coming into it to make a sharp image. That image then is captured on a kind of film (or, in digital cameras, a sensor). The parts of the eye that focus the image are primarily the cornea and the lens. The part that captures the image is the retina, a flat layer of nerve cells at the back of the eye. The cells of the retina then send the image to the back of the brain â&#x20AC;&#x201C; the part that allows us to see and interpret the images. During LASIK surgery, your doctor uses a laser to reshape your cornea. The cornea is the clear, round â&#x20AC;&#x153;windowâ&#x20AC;? of tissue that allows light to enter the front of the eye. By reshaping the cornea, the surgeon adjusts the focus of light on the retina. LASIK can improve vision in people who are nearsighted, farsighted or have astigmatism. You will meet with your sur-

ASK DOCTOR K Anthony L. Komaroff geon and his or her team before your procedure. During this exam, the team will take precise measurements of your eyes, including the shape and thickness of your cornea. On the day of your procedure, your doctor may give you a mild sedative to help you relax. You will lie down in a reclining chair. Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be given numbing eye drops so you will not feel pain or discomfort. An instrument will be positioned to keep your eyelids open, and a ringlike suction device will be placed on the front of your eyes to hold your cornea in place. The surgeon will use a delicate instrument to slice a tiny, hinged flap of tissue from the front of your cornea. You will not see or feel the instrument cutting your cornea. The surgeon will remove the suction ring from your eye and fold back the hinged flap of cornea. At this point, the surgeon

will use the laser to reshape the underlying protein fibers of your cornea. This reshaping is based on the precise measurements made during your pre-surgery exam. Finally, the doctor will reposition the hinged flap of cornea. No stitches are necessary. (Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve put an illustration of the LASIK procedure on my website, AskDoctorK.com.) LASIK is an outpatient procedure; it generally takes 10 to 15 minutes for each eye. Some surgeons work on both eyes at one sitting, while others operate on only one eye per sitting. The cornea heals quickly. You may notice dramatic improvements in vision almost immediately following your surgery. By the way, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll bet youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re eager to know the full medical name for which LASIK is the abbreviation. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s: Laser-Assisted in situ Keratomileusis. If you already knew that, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re smarter than I am: I had to look it up.

s$R+OMAROFFISAPHYSICIAN and professor at Harvard Medical School. Visit www.AskDoctorK. com to send questions and get additional information.

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Dr. Wallace: My girlfriend and I have been dating steady for over a year. We are both 17 and will both graduate from high school in June of 2014. We are both going to be students at Northern Illinois University since we both want to become teachers. My girlfriend has all the qualities Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m looking for to be my wife. We have even discussed getting married after we graduate from NIU. We have had many, many wonderful times together, but we also have had a few battles and have kissed and made up. About a week ago, we got into a battle that ended when my girlfriend said that our relationship was over forever and she was never going to change her mind. I admitted that I made a mistake and I apologized and said that I would never make the same mistake again. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve tried talking with her again, but no luck. I even went to her mother and asked her to help me, but all she would say was that â&#x20AC;&#x153;the relationship is over.â&#x20AC;? Dr. Wallace, what can I do to get my girlfriend to renew our relationship once again? I will admit that I made a mistake, but everyone in this world makes mistakes. I only made one mistake and was man enough to admit it. Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t you agree that a wonderful relationship should not have been destroyed because of one mistake? â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Nameless, Rockford Dear Nameless: One mistake usually doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t destroy a wonderful relationship. Contact me again and tell me exactly what your mistake was. Then Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll give you my answer. Regardless of the outcome of the relationship, I would encourage you

â&#x20AC;&#x2122;TWEEN 12 & 20 Robert Wallace both to follow through and enroll at Northern Illinois University. NIU is an outstanding institution of higher learning and their Department of Education ranks with the very best. I can vouch for NIU. I was fortunate to attend Northern and earn a Master of Science Degree in Education, which served me well in my career. Dr. Wallace: Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m 16, and a couple of days ago I was looking at my birth certificate and I noticed something odd. I was born in October of 1997 and my parents were married in April of 1997. When I asked my mom if I was born prematurely, she said no. This being the case, my mom had to have been pregnant before she married my father. My parents are now divorced, and I feel very bad that they might have gotten married just to make me legitimate. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Megan, Manchester, N. H. Dear Megan: You had nothing to say about their getting married, and you had nothing to do with their divorce. You are the innocent one, and you have no reason to feel even the slightest bit responsible. Your parents divorced because they were incompatible. All babies are legitimate, regardless of whether or not their parents were married to each other. sDr. Robert Wallace welcomes questions from readers. Although he is unable to reply to all of them individually, he will answer as many as possible in this column. Email him at rwallace@galesburg.net.


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‘RoboCop’ is a worthy remake By ED SYMKUS Dfi\:ek\ekEfn Do you ever get that sinking feeling when a favorite film from your past is about to be released as a brand-new package, as a – gulp – remake? My antennae went shooting up even further when I learned that the remake of “RoboCop” was being assigned a PG-13 rating. Really? A reboot of the gruesomely violent, properly R-rated 1987 Paul Verhoeven film is getting a soft PG-13? Truth be told, the rating fits. The original film was far harder to take, at least in the violence department, than this one. But without many more comparisons to that classic piece of corn (which I’ve probably seen 20 times), I’m happy to report that this one, with better visuals, better acting, better writing and all sorts of well-crafted political, philosophical and sociological questions tossed into the mix, is a rarity: a remake that, for the most part, gets it right. Verhoeven’s film was constantly shocking in its bloodshed (a bullet to the

brain of the good guy, a terrific decapitation of a bad guy who is first bathed in toxic waste) and often hilarious in its characterizations (most of the villains were braying, goofy maniacs who killed for a thrill), but Brazilian action director Jose Padilha and first-time scripter Joshua Zetumer give us a film that maintains a high quotient of violence, mostly through excessive firepower rather than close-up brutality, and they pretty much strip it clean of humor. Oh, we’ve got Samuel L. Jackson as a fast-talking, rabble-rousing, conservative TV host, overplaying it for all it’s worth, as only he can get away with. But the film is short, rather than long, on one-liners (although I counted three variations of iconic lines from the original). And it reaches high points of emotionalism in a couple of characters: Murphy (Joel Kinnaman), the cop who’s in the wrong place at the wrong time, crosses the wrong people, and ends up, through the magic of technology, literally starting life over as RoboCop; and Dr. Norton (Gary Oldman), the sci-

entist who develops and nurtures our hero, but ends up, kind of like Victor Frankenstein, not quite sure what he’s actually created. For those who like their big, bad, machine gun-toting robots, there are ED-209s and EM-208s aplenty, who act rather than think. For fans of evil empire-like corporations, there’s OmniCorp, and its CEO Raymond Sellars (Michael Keaton in fine form), and his grim, determined weapons expert Rick Mattox (Jackie Earle Haley, best role in the film). And if you like your satire with a dark but savvy edge, take note that the script has this black-suited, only slightly futuristic RoboCop “made in China.” Marred only by a confusing discussion of the “illusion of free will” – Is he a man who’s also a machine or a machine who’s also a man? – and too much time spent on Murphy’s wife and son (Abbie Cornish, John Paul Ruttan), the film’s a success in almost every other area. This “RoboCop” is no RoboCopy of the original.

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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS EASTERN DIVISION HSBC Bank USA, N.A., as Indenture Trustee for the registered Note holders of Renaissance Home Equity Loan Trust 2007-1, PLAINTIFF VS. Sharon Godar, DEFENDANT(S) 1:12-cv-4967 NOTICE OF SPECIAL COMMISSIONER'S SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that in pursuance of a Judgment heretofore entered on December 18, 2012. I, Gerald P. Nordgren, Special Commissioner for this Court will on CREST HILL ~ 527 PASADENA ROCKDALE, Howard St, 2 person, March 25, 2014 at 4:00 p.m., im2BR with balcony, appliances incl. 1Bd home, quiet area avail. GERMAN SHEPHERD PUPS Secure bldg, no pets, $950/mo. mediately inside the southwest corAKC/OFA! Imported parents on site. By Appointment. 815-592-3782 Now.$700 + sec. 815-351-6232 ner of the front entrance of the Great family dogs and protection. building: $950 - $1250/ea. 815-685-4764 Joliet 1&2BR's $725-$850 Will County Courthouse www.promisedlandshepherds.com + dep, proof of income required. 14 W. Jefferson Street Joliet Big, Clean, Furn. Room 815-557-2290 Joliet, IL 60432 fridge/micro or stove, Newly Shepherd & Pit Bull Mix renovated, nice wood floors. will sell at public auction to the Female, needs fenced in yard Joliet East: 1BR w/appl., heat Laundry, elevator, on bus line. highest bidder for cash and all sinFREE TO LOVING FAMILY. & water, off st. prkng, $675/mo. $95/wk, $412/m 815-726-2000 gular, the following described 815-557-2290 +deposit, 630-697-2235 premises and real estate in said Joliet-Across from St. Joe's HospiJudgment mentioned, situated in tal, 2 bd/1 bth, new carpet & the County of Will and State of IlliCollectible Barbie's -New in box kitchen,all appliance with w/d nois, or so much thereof as shall be (3) Maria Therese Wedding Day $900-No pets. 815-212-0176 sufficient to satisfy said Judgment Barbie – Imperial of Russia Barbie Old Dean Lally Building at 420 to wit: (pink label) – Framed Barbie MANHATTAN (2) 2BR, 1BA Woodruff in Joliet 49,000 sq. ft. PERMANENT INDEX NO: 06Appl, one unit has W/D in Apt. Swimsuit. All (3) new in box – ExAvailable March 1st asking 03-34cellent Condition. $200 for all. Call A/C, no pets, $870 - $1060/mo. $10,000 per month with indus- 03-34-202-009-0000/ 815-478-4316 after 3 PM 815-436-4222 trial and office areas includes 5 202-009-0000 The property is commonly cranes ranging from 5-50 tons & Off Essington, Near 155, Clean five offices with break & storage known as: 23444 West Winston updated 1BR, oak kitchen, appl, Plainfield, IL 60586. Ave, rooms and 3 baths. Building blt-in-micro, walk-in-closet, A/C. Amount of Judgment has heating and air conditioning Free heat. 815-744-5141 NEED CASH? and new roof and gutters & $180,933.03. I will buy your Guns, ammo, Oswego, 2 Br, 1 BA, brand new alarm system. 815Anyone interested in bidding at coins & antique motors. D/W, M/W, C/A, No pets. Available 258-0957 or coleenkrause@the foreclosure sale should make Call Rick at 630-674-0832. Now. 630-901-4123 comcast.net for photos and tour. their own examination of title and the estate and should also examine Rockdale Newly Renov Lower 2BR Buying? Selling? DON'T NEED IT? the court file. Nothing herein is to Quiet, appl, carpet, water incl, off Renting? Hiring? be construed as a substitute for the St 1 car, $675/mo + security. SELL IT FAST! To place an ad, No Pets. 815-439-1065 necessity of making these examinaThe Herald-News Classified call 877-264-2527 tions. BREAKING NEWS Property will NOT be opened for available 24/7 at Call 877-264-2527 or The Herald-News inspection. TheHerald-News.com TheHerald-News.com Classified SALE TERMS: 10% down by certified funds, balance within 24 hours, certified funds. No refunds. The sale shall be subject to general taxes and to special assessments. Upon the sale being made the

**FOR LEASE**


Amount of Judgment $180,933.03. Anyone interested in bidding at the foreclosure sale should make their own examination of title and the estate and should also examine the court file. Nothing herein is to be construed as a substitute for the necessity of making these examinations. Property will NOT be opened for inspection. SALE TERMS: 10% down by certified funds, balance within 24 hours, certified funds. No refunds. The sale shall be subject to general taxes and to special assessments. Upon the sale being made the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed on a specified date unless the property is redeemed according to law. For information contact: Potestivo & Associates Attn: Jennifer Lassen 223 W. Jackson Blvd Suite 610 Chicago, IL 60606. Pursuant to section 15-1507 (c) (7) of the Illinois Code of Civil Procedure, no information other than the information contained in this Notice will be provided. I589645 (Published in the Herald-News February 11, 18, 25, March 4, 2014)

ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED December 19, 1962, AS DOCUMENT NO. 973790, IN PLAT BOOK 34, PAGE 35, IN WILL COUNTY, ILLINOIS. PERMANENT INDEX NO: 0603-34-202-009-0000/ 03-34202-009-0000 The property is commonly known as: 23444 West Winston Ave, Plainfield, IL 60586. Amount of Judgment $180,933.03. Anyone interested in bidding at the foreclosure sale should make their own examination of title and the estate and should also examine the court file. Nothing herein is to be construed as a substitute for the necessity of making these examinations. Property will NOT be opened for inspection. SALE TERMS: 10% down by certified funds, balance within 24 hours, certified funds. No refunds. The sale shall be subject to general taxes and to special assessments. Upon the sale being made the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed on a specified date unless the property is redeemed according to law. For information contact: Potestivo & Associates Attn: Jennifer Lassen 223 W. Jackson Blvd Suite 610 Chicago, IL 60606. Pursuant to section 15-1507 (c) (7) of the Illinois Code of Civil Procedure, no information other than the information contained in this Notice will be provided. I589645 (Published in the Herald-News February 11, 18, 25, March 4, 2014)

BEING A SUBDIVISION OF THE NORTH 1/2 OF SECTION 11, TOWNSHIP 35 NORTH, RANGE 12 EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED APRIL 24, 2001 AS DOCUMENT NO. R2001-046830, IN WILL COUNTY, ILLINOIS. P.I.N.: 09-11-102-150-0000 COMMON ADDRESS: 8614 Bantry Road, Tinley Park, IL 60487 And which mortgages were made by Cheryl A. White aka Cheryl Ann White and Robert J. White, Jr. aka Robert John White, Jr. aka Robert J. White, as Mortgagor(s); and given to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. as nominee for Quicken Loans Inc. as Mortgagee; to wit: that certain "Mortgage" dated August 11, 2005 and recorded as Document No.R2005147345, that Summons was duly issued out of said court against you as provided by law, and that the said Complaint is now pending for foreclosure of said mortgages and for other relief. Now, therefore, unless you Irene Kubacki, UNKNOWN OWNERS, GENERALLY, AND NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS, file your Appearance and Answer to the Complaint in said action in the office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court of Will County, Chancery Division, on or before March 13, 2014 default may be entered against you at any time after that day and a judgment entered in accordance with the prayer for relief in said Complaint. CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT Penny A. Land Susan J. Notarius Zeeshan Pervaiz # 06290442 Kluever & Platt, LLC 65 E. Wacker Place, Suite 2300 Chicago, Illinois 60601 (312) 201-6679 Attorney No. 06187248 PUBLIC NOTICE Our File #: SPSF.1435 I585686 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF (Published in the Herald-News THE TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT February 11, 18, 25, 2014) WILL COUNTY THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON, F/K/A THE BANK OF NEW PUBLIC NOTICE YORK, AS TRUSTEE, ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDERS OF THE ALTERIN THE UNITED STATES NATIVE LOAN TRUST 2005-55CB, MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERDISTRICT COURT FOR TIFICATES SERIES 2005-55CB THE NORTHERN DISTRICT PLAINTIFF OF ILLINOIS EASTERN DIVISION VS. HSBC BANK USA, NATIONAL ASSOCHERYL A. WHITE AKA CHERYL CIATION, AS INDENTURE TRUSTEE ANN WHITE, ROBERT J. WHITE, OF THE FIELDSTONE MORTGAGE JR. AKA ROBERT JOHN WHITE, JR. INVESTMENT TRUST, SERIES AKA ROBERT J. WHITE, IRENE 2005-2, KUBACKI, BROOKSIDE GLEN Plaintiff, HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, UN- Vs. KNOWN OWNERS, GENERALLY, ROBERT PHIRI; CHAUNA ROSSAND NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS. PHIRI, DEFENDANTS Defendants. Property Address: 13-CV-07604 8614 Bantry Road NOTICE BY PUBLICATION Tinley Park, IL 60487 NOTICE IS GIVEN TO YOU: 13 CH 3864 ROBERT PHIRI CHAUNA ROSSNOTICE OF PUBLICATION PHIRI That this case has been comAS TO UNKNOWN OWNERS menced in this Court against you AND NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS and other defendants, praying for The requisite affidavit for publi- the foreclosure of a certain Mortcation having been filed, notice is gage conveying the premises dehereby given to: Irene Kubacki, scribed as follows, to-wit: UNKNOWN OWNERS, GENERALLY, LOT 288, IN WESTFIELD SUBDIAND NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS, VISION UNIT NO. 5, BEING A SUBDefendants in the above-entitled DIVISION OF PART OF THE NORTHaction, that a Complaint for Fore- WEST QUARTER OF SECTION 6, IN closure and Other Relief has been TOWNSHIP 35 NORTH AND IN commenced in the Circuit Court of RANGE 10, EAST OF THE THIRD Will County, by said Plaintiff PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, ACCORDING against you and other defendants, TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED praying for the foreclosure of cer- AUGUST 4, 1975, AS DOCUMENT tain mortgages conveying the NO. R75-19857, IN WILL COUNpremises legally described as fol- TY, ILLINOIS. lows: COMMONLY KNOWN AS 1217 LOT74-4 IN BROOKSIDE GLEN Devonshire Drive, Joliet, IL 60435 P.U.D. TOWNHOMES PHASE 4, PIN # 08-21-304-026-0000 BEING A SUBDIVISION OF THE and which said Mortgage was NORTH 1/2 OF SECTION 11, made by: ROBERT PHIRI AND TOWNSHIP 35 NORTH, RANGE 12 CHAUNA ROSS-PHIRI, JOINT TENEAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL ANTS, the Mortgagor(s), to MortMERIDIAN, ACCORDING TO THE gage Electronic Registration SysPLAT THEREOF RECORDED APRIL tems, as nominee for Fieldstone 24, 2001 AS DOCUMENT NO. Mortgage Company as Mortgagee, R2001-046830, IN WILL COUNTY, and recorded in the Office of the ILLINOIS. Recorder of Deeds of Will County, P.I.N.: 09-11-102-150-0000 Illinois, as Document No. COMMON ADDRESS: 8614 R2005143183; and for other reBantry Road, Tinley Park, IL lief; that summons was duly issued out of said Court against you as 60487 And which mortgages were provided by law and that the said made by Cheryl A. White aka suit is now pending. Cheryl Ann White and Robert J. NOW, THEREFORE, UNLESS White, Jr. aka Robert John White, YOU file your answer or otherwise Jr. aka Robert J. White, as Mort- file your appearance in this case in

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PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS EASTERN DIVISION HSBC Bank USA, N.A., as Indenture Trustee for the registered Note holders of Renaissance Home Equity Loan Trust 2007-1, PLAINTIFF VS. Sharon Godar, DEFENDANT(S) 1:12-cv-4967 NOTICE OF SPECIAL COMMISSIONER'S SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that in pursuance of a Judgment heretofore entered on December 18, 2012. I, Gerald P. Nordgren, Special Commissioner for this Court will on March 25, 2014 at 4:00 p.m., immediately inside the southwest corner of the front entrance of the building: Will County Courthouse 14 W. Jefferson Street Joliet, IL 60432 will sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash and all singular, the following described premises and real estate in said Judgment mentioned, situated in the County of Will and State of Illinois, or so much thereof as shall be sufficient to satisfy said Judgment to wit: LOT 8, BLOCK 2, IN CATON FARM ACRES UNIT 2, A SUBDIVISION OF PART OF THE NORTHEAST 1/4 OF SECTION 34, TOWNSHIP 36 NORTH, RANGE 9, EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED December 19, 1962, AS DOCUMENT NO. 973790, IN PLAT BOOK 34, PAGE 35, IN WILL COUNTY, ILLINOIS. PERMANENT INDEX NO: 0603-3403-34-202-009-0000/ 202-009-0000 The property is commonly known as: 23444 West Winston Ave, Plainfield, IL 60586. Amount of Judgment $180,933.03. Anyone interested in bidding at the foreclosure sale should make their own examination of title and the estate and should also examine the court file. Nothing herein is to

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 CLASSIFIED IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT WILL COUNTY, ILLINOIS LAKEWOOD FALLS COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION, an Illinois not for profit Corporation, Plaintiff(s) vs. ANY/ALL UNKNOWN HEIRS AND LEGATEES OF LILLIE MAE PRUITTE, and Any/All Unknown Tenants and/or Occupants, Defendant(s) Case Number 13 LM 3390

estate is now pending in the Circuit Court of Will County, Illinois that the premises, the possession of which is sought to be recovered by the plaintiff from you, are located at 14104 Edgewater, Plainfield, Illinois, and are described as follows:

IF YOU FAIL TO DO SO, A JUDGNOTICE REQUIRING APPEARANCE MENT OR DECREE BY DEFAULT IN PENDING ACTION MAY BE TAKEN AGAINST YOU FOR THE POSSESSION OF THE AFORETo the Defendant: Any/All Heirs SAID PREMISES AND ANY RELIEF and Legatees of Lillie Mae Pruitte ASKED IN THE PETITION. AFTER THE JUDGMENT IS ENTERED; THE The requisite Affidavit for notice SHERIFF MAY EVICT YOU. by publication having been filed, you are notified that at the instance WITNESS January 31, 2014 of Plaintiff Lakewood Falls Com/s/ Pamela J. McGuire munity Association in the above (Clerk of the Circuit Court) entitled action against you for the recovery of the possession of real (Seal of Court) estate is now pending in the Circuit Court of Will County, Illinois that Attorney or Party, the premises, the possession of if not represented by an attorney which is sought to be recovered by Name: Michael N. Folga the plaintiff from you, are located at ARDC: 6237432 14104 Edgewater, Plainfield, Illi- Firm Name: nois, and are described as follows: Keough & Moody, P.C. Attorney for Plaintiff 14104 Edgewater, 1250 East Diehl Road, PUBLIC NOTICE Plainfield, Illinois 60544 Suite 405 Naperville, IL 60563 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF Summons was issued in said 630-245-5081 THE TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT suit and was returned without ser- collection@kmlegal.com WILL COUNTY, ILLINOIS vice stating that service could not be obtained. You are hereby re- (Published in the Herald-News LAKEWOOD FALLS COMMUNITY quired to appear in person on * February 4, 11, 18, 2014. ASSOCIATION, an Illinois not for March PUBLIC 3, 2014, NOTICE at 9:00a.m., in HN105) profit Corporation, Plaintiff(s) Courtroom 111 located at Will vs. IN County THE UNITED CourtSTATES House,DISTRICT 14 W. COURT JefANY/ALL UNKNOWN HEIRS AND FORferson THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS St., Joliet, Illinois. You LEGATEES OF LILLIE MAE PRUITTE, are further EASTERN DIVISION required to file your and Any/AllBANK Unknown Tenants DEUTSCHE NATIONAL TRUST written COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE FOR MORGAN STANLEY ABS CAPITAL I INC. appearance by yourself or and/or TRUSTOccupants, 2007-NC2 Defendant(s) MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2007-NC2 your attorney in the above cause. Plaintiff, -v.-Case Number 13 LM 3390 IF YOU FAIL TO DO SO, A JUDGMICHAEL J. O'DONNELL, et al MENT OR DECREE BY DEFAULT NOTICE REQUIRING APPEARANCE MAY BE TAKEN AGAINST YOU FOR Defendant JUDGEINROBERT W. ACTION GETTLEMAN PENDING THE POSSESSION OF THE AFORE1 : 12 CV 4128 SAID PREMISES AND ANY RELIEF NOTICE OF SPECIAL To the Defendant: Any/All Heirs ASKED IN THECOMMISSIONER'S PETITION. AFTERSALE NOTICE IS Mae HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the and PUBLIC Legatees of Lillie Pruitte THE JUDGMENT IS ENTERED; THE above cause on October 9, 2012, anSHERIFF agent forMAY The Judicial Sales Corporation, Special Commissioner appointEVICT YOU. edThe herein,will 9:30 AMforonnotice March 11, 2014, at the office of Attorneys' Title Guaranty Fund Inc., One Old requisiteatAffidavit Way, Suite 9, FRANKFORT, sell atJanuary public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, byFrankfort publication having been filed, IL, 60423, WITNESS 31, 2014 the are following realinstance estate: you notifieddescribed that at the /s/ Pamela J. McGuire Commonly known asFalls 32215 S. ROUTE 53, (Clerk Wilmington, IL 60481 of Plaintiff Lakewood Comof the Circuit Court) Property Index No.in03-17-35-103-004-0000/ 03-17-25-103-005-0000. The real estate is improved with munity Association the above a singleaction familyagainst residence. entitled you for the (Seal of Court) The judgment amount wasof$149,776.78. recovery of the possession real Sale terms:pending 10% down the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial estate is now in theofCircuit Attorney or Party, Sales Corporation. No third party checks be accepted. Theattorney balance in certified funds/or wire transfer, is due Court of Will County, Illinois that if notwill represented by an within twenty-four hours. Theof subject property the premises, the (24) possession Name: MichaelisN.subject Folgato general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes to levied against said estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or which is sought be recovered by real ARDC: 6237432 quantity title and recourse to Plaintiff and in "AS IS" condition. The sale is further subject to confirmathe plaintiffoffrom you,without are located at Firm Name: tion by Edgewater, the court. Plainfield, Illi- Keough & Moody, P.C. 14104 payment in fullasoffollows: the amount bid, the nois,Upon and are described Attorney for purchaser Plaintiff will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate1250 after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspecEast Diehl Road, tion and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admon14104 Edgewater, Suite 405 information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the ished to check the court60544 file to verify all Plainfield, Illinois IL 60563 Naperville, a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by unit at the foreclosure sale, other than 630-245-5081 The Condominium PropertyinAct, 765collection@kmlegal.com ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit Summons was issued said which part returned of a common interest ser- community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a suit andiswas without mortgagee the assessments required by The Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). vice stating shall that pay service could not (Published in Condominium the Herald-News IF YOU AREYou THEare MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), THE 2014. RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 be obtained. hereby reFebruary 4, YOU 11,HAVE18, DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE quired to appear in person on * HN105) ILLINOIS FORECLOSURE March 3, MORTGAGE 2014, at 9:00a.m., in LAW. For information, contact atPlaintiff's Courtroom 111 located Will attorney: POTESTIVO & ASSOCIATES, P.C., 223 WEST JACKSON BLVD, STE 610, Chicago, IL 60606, County Court House, 14 W. (312) Jef- 263-0003. Please refer to file number C14-95327. THESt., JUDICIAL CORPORATION One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) ferson Joliet,SALES Illinois. You visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at www.tjsc.com for a 7 day status report of pend236-SALE You can also are further required to file your ing sales. written appearance by yourself or POTESTIVO P.C. your attorney&inASSOCIATES, the above cause. 223 WEST JACKSON BLVD, STE 610 IL 60606 IFChicago, YOU FAIL TO DO SO, A JUDG(312)OR 263-0003 MENT DECREE BY DEFAULT Attorney File No. C14-95327 MAY BE TAKEN AGAINST YOU FOR Case Number: 1 : 12 CV 4128 THE POSSESSION OF THE AFORETJSC#: 34-1641 SAID PREMISES AND ANY RELIEF NOTE: Pursuant to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, you are advised that Plaintiff's attorney is deemed ASKED IN THE PETITION. AFTER to be a debt collector attempting to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. THE JUDGMENT IS ENTERED; THE I588823 SHERIFF MAY YOU. (Published in EVICT the Herald-News February 4, 11, 18, 25, 2014) WITNESS January 31, 2014 /s/ Pamela J. McGuire (Clerk of the Circuit Court) (Seal of Court)

PUBLICATION NOTICE The requisite affidavit for publication having been filed herein, notice is hereby given to all Defendants, Unknown Tenants, Unknown Owners and Non-Record Claimants in the above entitled action; that said action has been commenced in the Court by the Plaintiff, naming you as Defendants therein and praying for a mortgage foreclosure of the premises described as follows, to-wit: LOT 6, IN CLOW CREEK INDUSTRIAL PARK, BEING A SUBDIVISION OF PART OF THE WEST 1/2 OF SECTION 8, TOWNSHIP 37 NORTH, RANGE 9 EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED FEBRUARY 22, 1980, AS DOCUMENT NO. R80-4888, IN WILL COUNTY, ILLINOIS Commonly known as: 10001 Will County County, Illinois, Clow Creek Road, Plainfield, IlliM-III Chicago, LLC nois; Plaintiff, and for such other relief; that v. summons has been issued out of DC&H Enterprises, this Court against you as provided Defendants, by law, and that this action is still 2014CH 0051 pending. PUBLICATION NOTICE Now, therefore, unless you file The requisite affidavit for publi- your answer or otherwise make cation having been filed herein, no- your appearance in said action by tice is hereby given to all Defen- this Court, by filing the same in the dants, Unknown Tenants, Unknown Office of the Circuit Court Clerk of Owners and Non-Record Claimants Will County on or before March 13, in the above entitled action; that 2014, an order of default may be said action has been commenced entered against you. in the Court by the Plaintiff, naming Pamela J. McGuire you as Defendants therein and Clerk, praying for a mortgage foreclosure Will County Illinois of the premises described as fol- Megan A. Drefchinski, lows, to-wit: Attorney for Plaintiff LOT 6, IN CLOW CREEK INDUS- The Collins Law Firm, PC PUBLIC NOTICE TRIAL PARK, BEING A SUBDIVISION 1770 Park Street, Suite 200 OF PART OF CIRCUIT THE WEST 1/2FOR OF THE IN THE COURT 12TH JUDICIAL Naperville, IL 60563CIRCUIT SECTION 8, TOWNSHIP WILL COUNTY37- JOLIET, ILLINOIS 630-527-1595 NORTH, RANGE 9 EAST AND OF FINANCE, THE I585301 VANDERBILT MORTGAGE INC., Plaintiff, THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, AC- (Published in the Herald-News v. CORDING THE PLAT THEREOF February THE 11, 18, 25, 2014) BART A. TO PRIDDY, CHRISTINE R. PRIDDY, UNITED STATES OF RECORDED FEBRUARY OWNERS 22, 1980,AND NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS, DeAMERICA, UNKNOWN ASfendants. DOCUMENT NO. R80-4888, IN WILL COUNTY, ILLINOISMORTGAGE FORECLOSURE Commonly known as: 10001 No. Illi13 CH 942 Clow Creek Road, Plainfield, nois; AMENDED NOTICE OF PUBLICATION and NOTICE for such other relief; is hereby given that to Unknown Owners and Non-Record of in the Complaint for Foreclosure summons been Claimantshas of the realissued estate out described this Court against you as provided filed in the above entitled case, Defendants in the above entitled case, bypursuant law, andto that action of is still the this provisions 735 ILCS 5/2-206, 5/15-1218, and pending. 5/15-1502, that the above entitled mortgage foreclosure suit is now Now, therefore, unless file on or after which a default may be pending in said Court and you the day your answer otherwise make entered againstorsaid Defendants is February 28, 2014, and that the folyour appearance in said action byforeclosure proceeding: lowing information applies to said this The Court, by filing the same in the names of all Plaintiffs and the case number are identified above. OfficeTheofcourt the in Circuit Clerk of whichCourt said action was brought is identified above. Will The County on of or the before names title March holders13, of record are Bart A. Priddy and 2014,Christine an orderR. ofPriddy default may be entered against you. A legalPamela description of the real estate sufficient to identify it with reasonJ. McGuire able certainty is as follows: Clerk, Will County Illinois Lot A. 8 in Riverbrook Estates, Section I D, being a Subdivision of part Megan Drefchinski, of the Plaintiff Quarter of Section 4, Township 35 North, Rage 9, Attorney forNorthwest of Law the Third Principal Meridian, according to the Plat thereof The East Collins Firm, PC recorded on November 1770 Park Street, Suite 2009, 1998, as Document No. R98-133698, in Will County, Illinois; and Naperville, IL 60563 630-527-1595 BEING the same property conveyed to Bart A. Priddy and Christine R. I585301 Priddy, Husband wife, by Trustee's Deed dated November 30, (Published in the and Herald-News 200111,and recorded February 18, 25, 2014) December 11, 2001 in Doc. No. R200117137, office aforesaid.

Attorney or Party, if not represented by an attorney Name: Michael N. Folga ARDC: 6237432 Firm Name: Keough & Moody, P.C. Attorney for Plaintiff 14104 Edgewater, 1250 East Diehl Road, Plainfield, Illinois 60544 Suite 405 Naperville, IL 60563 Summons was issued in said 630-245-5081 suit and was returned without ser- collection@kmlegal.com vice stating that service could not be obtained. You are hereby re- (Published in the Herald-News quired to appear in person on * February 4, 11, 18, 2014. March 3, 2014, at 9:00a.m., in HN105) Courtroom 111 located at Will County Court House, 14 W. Jefferson St., Joliet, Illinois. You PUBLIC NOTICE are further required to file your written appearance by yourself or In The Circuit Court of your attorney in the above cause. the Twelfth Judicial Circuit,

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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)


pending. Now, therefore, unless you file your answer or otherwise make your appearance in said action by this Court, by filing the same in the Office of the Circuit Court Clerk of Will County on or before March 13, 2014, an order of default may be entered against you. Pamela J. McGuire Clerk, Will County Illinois Megan A. Drefchinski, Attorney for Plaintiff The Collins Law Firm, PC 1770 Park Street, Suite 200 Naperville, IL 60563 630-527-1595 I585301 (Published in the Herald-News February 11, 18, 25, 2014)

WILL COUNTY, ILLINOIS IN THE MATTER OF THE PETITION TO CHANGE THE NAME(S) OF Soheer J. Zayed TO Susie J. Zayed CASE NO. 14MR00192

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PUBLIC NOTICE STATE OF ILLINOIS COUNTY OF WILL

Notice is hereby given that the undersigned on behalf of herself shall appear in the Will County Court Annex Building, 57 N. Ottawa, Joliet, Illinois, 60432 courtroom 236 at 9 a.m. on the 6 day of March, 2014 before the judge assigned to hear said matter, and then there present a petition requesting the name of Soheer J. Zayed be changed to Susie J. Zayed. /s/ Soheer J. Zayed PAMELA J. MCGUIRE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT OF WILL COUNTY

(Published in the Herald-News IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF February 4, 11, 18, 2014. THE TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT HN103) WILL COUNTY, ILLINOIS IN THE MATTER OF THE PETITION TO CHANGE THE NAME(S) OF Soheer J. Zayed TO Susie J. Zayed CASE NO. 14MR00192 NOTICE

PUBLIC NOTICE STATE OF ILLINOIS COUNTY OF WILL IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT

Notice is hereby given that the undersigned on behalf of herself ESTATE OF Richard J. Flynn, Jr. shall appear in the Will County Court Annex Building, 57 N. OtCASE NUMBER 14 P0020 PUBLIC tawa, Joliet, Illinois, 60432 court- NOTICE room 236 at 9CIRCUIT a.m. onCOURT the 6 FOR day THENotice is given ofCIRCUIT the death of IN THE 12TH JUDICIAL of March, 2014 before the judge- JOLIET, RichardILLINOIS J. Flynn, Jr. whose address WILL COUNTY assigned to hear said matter, and was INC., 14640 Shetland, Homer Glen, VANDERBILT MORTGAGE AND FINANCE, Plaintiff, then v. there present a petition re- IL 60441. questing name ofCHRISTINE Soheer J. ZaLetters THE of Office were issuedOFon BART A.thePRIDDY, R. PRIDDY, UNITED STATES yed be changed to SusieOWNERS J. Zayed.AND February, 2014 to Patrick M.DeFlyAMERICA, UNKNOWN NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS, nn, 110 E. Monroe, Villa Park, IL fendants. /s/ Soheer J. ZayedFORECLOSURE 60181 as: Independent Executor MORTGAGE whose attorney is Donald B. GarNo. 13 CH vey,942 Garvey & Associates, Ltd. PAMELA J. MCGUIRE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT NOTICE TO HEIRS AMENDED NOTICE OF PUBLICATION OF WILL AND LEGATEES NOTICE is COUNTY hereby given to Unknown Owners and Non-Record Thetheestate will be Claimants of the real estate described in Complaint for administered Foreclosure (Published in the Herald-News without Court Supervision, unless filed in the above entitled case, Defendants in the above entitled case, February 4, 11, 18, 2014. under section 28-4 of the Probate pursuant to the provisions of 735 ILCS 5/2-206, 5/15-1218, and HN103) of 1975 (755 ILCS 5/28-4) 5/15-1502, that the above entitledAct mortgage foreclosure suit is now anyorinterested person terminates pending in said Court and the day on after which a default may beindependent administration at folany entered against said Defendants is February 28, 2014, and that the time by mailing or delivering a petilowing information applies to said foreclosure proceeding: tion to terminate to the Circuit Court The names of all Plaintiffs and the case number are identified above. The court in which said action wasClerk. brought is identified above. Claims against the and estate may The names of the title holders of record are Bart A. Priddy be filed in the Office of Pamela Christine R. Priddy McGuire, Circuit Court Clerk, 14 W. A legal description of the real estateJefferson sufficient to identify it withIllinois, reason-or Street, Joliet, able certainty is as follows: with the representative or both on or before August 11th, 2014, any Lot 8 in Riverbrook Estates, Section I D,not being Subdivision of partis fileda within that period claim 4, Township 35aNorth, 9, of the Northwest Quarter of Section barred. Copies of claim Rage filed with East of the Third Principal Meridian, according to the Platmust thereofbe the Circuit Cour Clerk recorded on November 9, 1998, as Document No. R98-133698, in mailed or delivered to the represenWill County, Illinois; and tative and to the attorney, if any,

within ten (10) days after it has BEING the same property conveyed to Bart Priddy Christine been filedA.with the and Circuit Clerk. R. Priddy, Husband and wife, by Trustee's Deed dated November 30, 2001 and recorded December 11, 2001 Pamela in Doc.McGuire No. R200117137, office aforesaid. Circuit Court Clerk

PIN: 05-06-04-102-012 Donald B. Garvey, & Associates Ltd.estate is as A common address or description orGarvey the location of the real AttorneyILNo.: 0920320 follows: 5309 Meadowbrook St., Plainfield, 60586 Attorney For: Executor, An identification of the mortgage sought to be foreclosed is as follows: Patrick M. Flynn Names of mortgagors: Bart A. Priddy and Christine R. Priddy, 1S376 Summit Ave., Unit 3C Husband and Wife as tenants by the entirety Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181 Name of mortgagee: Vanderbilt Mortgage and Finance, Inc. 630-932-8900 Date of mortgage: November 9, 2006 Date of recording: November 20, 2006 (Published in the Herald-News County where recorded: Will County, Illinois February 11, 18, 25, 2014. Recording document identification: as Documents HN123) 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)

CASE NUMBER 14 P0020

PUBLIC NOTICE

vey, Garvey & Associates, Ltd. NOTICE TO HEIRS AND LEGATEES 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. Claims against the estate may be filed in the Office of Pamela McGuire, Circuit Court Clerk, 14 W. Jefferson Street, Joliet, Illinois, or with the representative or both on or before August 11th, 2014, any claim not filed within that period is barred. Copies of a claim filed with the Circuit Cour Clerk must be mailed or delivered to the representative and to the attorney, if any, within ten (10) days after it has been filed with the Circuit Clerk.

Notice is given of the death of Richard J. Flynn, Jr. whose address STATE OF ILLINOIS was 14640 Shetland, Homer Glen, COUNTY OF WILL IL 60441. Letters of Office were issued on IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE February, 2014 to Patrick M. Flynn, 110 E. Monroe, Villa Park, IL TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT 60181 as: Independent Executor whose attorney is Donald B. GarESTATE OF Richard J. Flynn, Jr. vey, Garvey & Associates, Ltd. NOTICE TO HEIRS CASE NUMBER 14 P0020 AND LEGATEES The estate will be administered Notice is given of the death of Richard J. Flynn, Jr. whose address without Court Supervision, unless was 14640 Shetland, Homer Glen, under section 28-4 of the Probate Act of 1975 (755 ILCS 5/28-4) IL 60441. Letters of Office were issued on any interested person terminates inFebruary, 2014 to Patrick M. Fly- dependent administration at any nn, 110 E. Monroe, Villa Park, IL time by mailing or delivering a peti60181 as: Independent Executor tion to terminate to the Circuit Court whose attorney is Donald B. Gar- Clerk. vey, Garvey & Associates, Ltd. Claims against the estate may be filed in the Office of Pamela NOTICE TO HEIRS Pamela McGuire McGuire, Circuit Court Clerk, 14 W. AND LEGATEES Circuit Court Clerk Street, Joliet, Illinois, or PUBLIC NOTICE The estate will be administered Jefferson without Court Supervision, unless with the representative or both on th August 11DISTRICT , 2014, COURT any Donald B. Garvey, under section 28-4 of the ProbateIN or THEbefore UNITED STATES not filed within that period is Garvey & Associates Ltd. Act of 1975 (755 ILCS 5/28-4) FORclaim THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS Copies of DIVISION a claim filed with Attorney No.: 0920320 any interested person terminates in- barred. EASTERN For: Executor, Circuit AS CourTRUSTEE Clerk FOR mustMORGAN be Attorney dependent at TRUST any the DEUTSCHEadministration BANK NATIONAL COMPANY, STANLEY ABS CAPITAL I INC. Patrick M. Flynn mailed or delivered to the SERIES representime by mailing or delivering a petiTRUST 2007-NC2 MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, 2007-NC2 tion to terminate to the Circuit Court tative and to the attorney, if any, 1S376 Summit Ave., Unit 3C Plaintiff, within ten (10) days after it has Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181 Clerk. -v.630-932-8900 Claims against the estate MICHAEL J. O'DONNELL, et al may been filed with the Circuit Clerk. beDefendant filed in the Office of Pamela Pamela McGuire (Published in the Herald-News McGuire, Circuit Court Clerk, 14 W. JUDGE ROBERT W. GETTLEMAN Circuit Jefferson Street, Joliet, Illinois, or 1 : 12 CV 4128Court Clerk February 11, 18, 25, 2014. HN123) with the representative or both NOTICE on OF SPECIAL COMMISSIONER'S SALE th Donald B. Garvey, or before 2014, any PUBLICAugust NOTICE11IS, HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the Garvey & Associates Ltd. claim not filed within that period is above cause on October 9, 2012, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, Special Commissioner appointNo.:at0920320 barred. Copies of a claim with Attorney ed herein,will at 9:30 AMfiled on March 11, 2014, the office of Attorneys' Title Guaranty Fund Inc., One Old For:sell Executor, the CircuitWay, Cour must be Attorney Frankfort SuiteClerk 9, FRANKFORT, IL, 60423, at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, mailed or delivered to the the following described realrepresenestate: Patrick M. Flynn tative andI to the attorney, if any, 1S376 Summit Ave., Unit 3C PARCEL Oakbrook Terrace, IL35, 60181 within ten (10) days after it has QUARTER OF SECTION IN TOWNSHIP 33 NORTH AND IN RANGE 9 EAST THAT PART OF THE NORTHWEST been filedTHIRD with the Circuit Clerk. OF THE PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN,630-932-8900 DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: BEGINNING AT THE CENTER OF SAID SECTION 35, THENCE WEST ALONG THE EAST AND WEST CENTER LINE OF SAID SECTION 35 A DISTANCE OF (Published in the Herald-News Pamela McGuire 2351.2 FEET TO THE CENTER LINE OF THE HIGHWAY KNOWN AS ILLINOIS ROUTE 4 OR ALTERNATE UNITED 11, 18, 2014. Circuit Court NORTHEASTERLY Clerk February ALONG STATES ROUTE 66, THENCE SAID25, CENTER LINE 100 FEET, THENCE IN A SOUTHHN123) EASTERLY DIRECTION AT RIGHT ANGLES TO SAID CENTER LINE OF THE SAID HIGHWAY, 690 FEET, THENCE Donald B. Garvey, 100 FEET PARALLEL TO THE SAID HIGHWAY, THENCE NORTHWESTERLY 690 FEET TO THE SOUTHEASTERLY Garvey Ltd. POINT&OFAssociates BEGINNING Attorney PARCELNo.: II 0920320 Attorney For: Executor, THAT PART OF THE NORTHEAST QUARTER OF SECTION 35, IN TOWNSHIP 33 NORTH AND IN RANGE 9 EAST Patrick M.THIRD Flynn PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCING AT THE CENTER OF SAID OF THE 1S376 Summit Ave., Unit 3C ALONG THE CENTER LINE 2351.2 FEET TO ITS INTERSECTION WITH THE CENSECTION 35, THENCE WEST Oakbrook 60181 KNOWN AS ILLINOIS ROUTE 4 OR ALTERNATE ROUTE 66, THENCE NORTHEASTTER LINETerrace, OF THE IL HIGHWAY 630-932-8900 ERLY ALONG SAID CENTER LINE, 871 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING THENCE NORTHEASTERLY ALONG THE CENTER LINE, 50 FEET, THENCE AT RIGHT ANGLES IN A SOUTHWESTERLY DIRECTION, 50 FEET, (Published in theANGLES Herald-News THENCE AT RIGHT IN A NORTHWESTERLY DIRECTION, 690 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. February PARCEL III11, 18, 25, 2014. HN123) THAT PART OF THE NORTHWEST QUARTER OF SECTION 35, IN TOWNSHIP 33 NORTH AND IN RANGE 9 EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: BEGINNING AT THE CENTER OF SAID SECTION 35, THENCE WEST ALONG THE EAST AND WEST CENTER LINE OF SAID SECTION 35, A DISTANCE OF 2351.2 FEET TO THE CENTER LINE OF THE HIGHWAY KNOWN AS ILLINOIS ROUTE 4, OR ALTERNATE UNITED STATES ROUTE 66, THENCE NORTHEASTERLY ALONG SAID CENTER LINE 870.2 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING, THENCE NORTHEASTERLY ALONG SAID HIGHWAY CENTER LINE .8 FEET, THENCE IN A SOUTHEASTERLY DIRECTION AT RIGHT ANGLES TO SAID CENTER LINE OF SAID HIGHWAY 690 FEET, THENCE SOUTHWESTERLY .8 FEET PARALLEL TO SAID HIGHWAY, THENCE NORTHWESTERLY 690 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING, ALL IN WILL COUNTY, ILLINOIS. Commonly known as 32215 S. ROUTE 53, Wilmington, IL 60481 Property Index No. 03-17-35-103-004-0000/ 03-17-25-103-005-0000. The real estate is improved with a single family residence. The judgment amount was $149,776.78. Sale terms: 10% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance in certified funds/or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in "AS IS" condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For information, contact Plaintiff's attorney: POTESTIVO & ASSOCIATES, P.C., 223 WEST JACKSON BLVD, STE 610, Chicago, IL 60606, (312) 263-0003. Please refer to file number C14-95327. THE JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236-SALE You can also visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at www.tjsc.com for a 7 day status report of pending sales. POTESTIVO & ASSOCIATES, P.C. 223 WEST JACKSON BLVD, STE 610 Chicago, IL 60606 (312) 263-0003 Attorney File No. C14-95327 Case Number: 1 : 12 CV 4128 TJSC#: 34-1641 NOTE: Pursuant to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, you are advised that Plaintiff's attorney is deemed to be a debt collector attempting to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. I588823 (Published in the Herald-News February 4, 11, 18, 25, 2014)

CLASSIFIED

Claims against the estate may be filed in the Office of Pamela McGuire, Circuit Court Clerk, 14 W. Jefferson Street, Joliet, Illinois, or with the representative or both on or before August 11th, 2014, any claim not filed within that period is barred. Copies of a claim filed with the Circuit Cour Clerk must be mailed or delivered to the representative and to the attorney, if any, within ten (10) days after it has been filed with the Circuit Clerk.

mailed or delivered to the representative and to the attorney, if any, within ten (10) days after it has been filed with the Circuit Clerk. Pamela McGuire Circuit Court Clerk

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Donald B. Garvey, Garvey & Associates Ltd. Attorney No.: 0920320 Attorney For: Executor, Patrick M. Flynn 1S376 Summit Ave., Unit 3C Pamela McGuire Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181 Circuit Court Clerk 630-932-8900

PUBLIC NOTICE

STATE OF ILLINOIS (Published in the Herald-News IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE Donald B. Garvey, TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT February 11, 18, 25, 2014. Garvey & Associates Ltd. WILL COUNTY - IN PROBATE HN123) Attorney No.: 0920320 Attorney For: Executor, IN RE THE ESTATE OF Patrick M. Flynn AUDREY E. KENNEDY, 1S376 Summit Ave., Unit 3C Deceased. PUBLIC NOTICE Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181 630-932-8900 UNITED STATES OF AMERICA No. 14 P 6 IN THE TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, WILL COUNTY, ILLINOIS (Published in the Herald-News CHANCERY DIVISION CLAIM NOTICE February 11, 18, 25, 2014. MONTY TITLING TRUST 1, a Delaware trust, Plaintiff, HN123) v. Notice is given to creditors of the BOUIE CONSTRUCTION, INC.; ESTATE OF ELIJAH BOUIE; BOUIE FAMILY LIMITED LIABILITY death of Audrey COMPANY; E. Kennedy.PATRILetters CIA BOUIE; WEBSTER CAPITAL FINANCE, INC. f/k/a CENTER CAPITAL CORPORATION; OF of Office wereUNITED issuedSTATES to Bryan AMERICA; LABORERS' PENSION FUND; LABORERS' WELFARE FUND; RW DUNTEMAN CO.; COUNTY Jones, whose address OF is WILL, 1821 ILLINOIS; LAKE COUNTY PLASTERERS AND CEMENT MASONS FRINGE BENEFITS FUNDS; OF ILLINOIS, 15th St., Peru, STATE IL 61354 and SanDEPARTMENT OF EMPLOYMENT SECURITY, P.A.B. SPECIALTY CONSTRUCTION B-NEXT CONdra SERVICES, O'Leary, INC.; 21479 Highland STRUCTION, INC.; NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS, UNKNOWN OWNERS, Defendants. Lakes Dr., Garfield, AR 72732, as Independent Co-Executors whose Case No. 2013-CH-4055 attorney of record is HYNDS, MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE PUBLICATION NOTICE ROOKS, YOHNKA & BZDILL, 105 The requisite affidavits for publication having been filed, notice is hereby given you, Non-Record Claimants W. to Main Street, Morris, Illinois and Unknown Owners, Defendants in the above entitled suit that suit has been commenced in the Twelfth Judi60450. cial Circuit Court of Will County, Illinois, by the Plaintiff against you and other The Defendants, praying for the foreestate will be administered closure of certain mortgages conveying the premises as follows: without court supervision, unless THAT PART OF THE NORTHEAST QUARTER OF SECTION 26, TOWNSHIP 35 NORTH, RANGE 10, OF under Section 28-4 of theEAST Probate A POINT IN THE NORTH THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: BEGINNING Act of AT 1975 any interested person RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF THE COMMONWEALTH EDISON COMPANY, THAT IS 313.32 FEET WEST OF THE terminates independent administraPOINT OF INTERSECTION WITH THE EAST LINE OF THE WEST HALFtion OFatSAID QUARTER; or deanyNORTHEAST time by mailing THENCE WEST ALONG THE SAID NORTH RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF THE SAID COMMONWEALTH EDISONto livering a petition to terminate COMPANY, 200.88 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE NORTH ALONG A LINEtheATClerk. AN ANGLE OF 90 DEGREES 2 MINUTES TO THE RIGHT FROM SAID NORTH RIGHT OF WAY LINE, EXTENDED 484.09 FEET TOmay A ClaimsWEST, against the estate POINT IN THE SOUTHERLY RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF U.S. HIGHWAY ROUTE 53;inTHENCE SOUTHEASTERLY be filed the Circuit Clerk's Office, ALONG SAID SOUTHERLY RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF THE SAID HIGHWAY, 218.47 FEET TO AJoliet, POINT; Will County Courthouse, IlliTHENCE SOUTH ALONG A DIRECT LINE, 397.59 FEET TO THE POINTnois, OF BEGINNING, WILL COUNTY,or or with theINrepresentative, th ILLINOIS both, on or before the 4 day of PIN: 07-26-201-006 Common Address: 21652 White Avenue, Joliet, Illinois August, 2014, or if mailing or deAnd which said Mortgage was made by Bouie Family Limited Liability Company, to Harris Bank, livery of Mortgagor, a notice from the represenin interest to HarrisbyBank, N.A., now MTT, as successor in interest to Monty SPV, LLC, as successor tative is required Sec.N.A., 18-3asof Mortgagee and recorded in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds of Will the County as document No. R2005Probate Act of 1975, the date 202895 (modifications at R2006-021324 and R2006-130019). stated in that notice. Any claim not AND filed on or before that date is Copies1/2 of OF a claim filed21, with SECTION THAT PART OF LOT 9 OF COUNTY CLERK'S SUBDIVISION OF PART OFbarred. THE SOUTH clerk mustDESCRIBED be mailed AS or FOLdelivTOWNSHIP 35 NORTH, RANGE 10 EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPALtheMERIDIAN, ered SUBDIVISION by the claimant to the OF PART OF repreTHE LOWS: COMMENCING AT A POINT ON THE WEST LINE OF GOODSPEED'S the attorney within SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF SECTION 21 SAID LINE BEING ALSO THE EASTsentative LINE OFand SAIDto LOT 9, 602 FEET ten (10) days after it has been 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 filed. LINE OF SAID GOODSPEED SUBDIVISION 162 FEET FOR A POINT OF BEGINNING THENCE SOUTH PARALLEL TO THE WEST LINE OF SAID Rooks, Yohnka & Bzdill GOODSPEED'S SUBDIVISION 88 FEET THENCE EAST ALONG A LINE Hynds, PARALLEL TO THE SOUTH LINE OF 105 W. Main P.O. Box 685 1/2Street, FEET TO THE POINT SAID SECTION 21, 222 1/2 FEET THENCE NORTH 88 FEET THENCE WEST 222 Morris, IL 60450 OF BEGINNING IN WILL COUNTY, ILLINOIS Phone: 815-942-0049 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 (Published the asHerald-News MTT, as successor in interest to Monty SPV, LLC, as successor in interest to Harris Bank,in N.A., Mortgagee February 4, 11, 18,(modifi2014. and recorded in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds of Will County as document No. R2005-203011 HN102) cations 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)


PUBLIC NOTICE

THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, EXCEPTING THEREFROM THE FOLLOWING; BEGINNING AT THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF THE SOUTHEAST 1/4; THENCE NORTH ALONG THE WEST LINE OF SAID 1/4 SECTION THENCE EAST A DISTANCE OF 120 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 313.5 FEET TO THE SOUTH LINE OF SAID SECTION' THENCE WEST 396.5 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING, ALSO EXCEPTING THEREFROM THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED TRACT OF LAND; THE EAST 277.90 FEET OF THE WEST 674.4 FEET OF THE SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF SECTION 19, TOWNSHIP 37 NORTH, AND IN RANGE NINE (9) EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, IN WILL COUNTY, ILLINOIS.

Page STATE 36 Tuesday, February 11, 2014 OF ILLINOIS IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT WILL COUNTY - IN PROBATE

IN RE THE ESTATE OF AUDREY E. KENNEDY, Deceased. No. 14 P 6 CLAIM NOTICE Notice is given to creditors of the death of Audrey E. Kennedy. Letters of Office were issued to Bryan Jones, whose address is 1821 15th St., Peru, IL 61354 and Sandra O'Leary, 21479 Highland Lakes Dr., Garfield, AR 72732, as Independent Co-Executors whose attorney of record is HYNDS, ROOKS, YOHNKA & BZDILL, 105 W. Main Street, Morris, Illinois 60450. The estate will be administered without court supervision, unless under Section 28-4 of the Probate Act of 1975 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 Circuit Clerk's Office, Will County Courthouse, Joliet, Illinois, or with the representative, or both, on or before the 4th day of August, 2014, or if mailing or delivery of a notice from the representative is required by Sec. 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 a claim filed with the clerk must be mailed or delivered by the claimant to the representative and to the attorney within ten (10) days after it has been filed.

LEGAL NOTICE CITY OF JOLIET ADVERTISEMENT TO BIDS

James D. Hock City Manager

Nancy Schultz Voots Will County Clerk

Margaret E. McEvilly Contract Administrator

PUBLIC NOTICE Certificate #28927 was filed in the office of the County Clerk of Will County on January 29, 2014 where in the business firm of JR's WebDeals

Nancy Schultz Voots Will County Clerk (Published in the Herald-News February 11, 18, 25, 2014. HN124)

PROJECT NAME: NEW ST / OSGOOD ST UTILITY RELOCATIONS

Those desiring to bid may examine the bid documents and detailed specifications at the above address, between the hours of 8:00 A.M. and 4:30 P.M., Monday through Friday. All bidders will be required to submit Bid Security in the form of Variance for North Side Yard Set- a Certified Check, Cashier's Check or a Bid Bond in the amount of Ten back from 47 Feet to 22 Feet percent (10%) of the Base Bid, for the following vacant property: payable to the City of Joliet. southwest corner of W. Julie Ct. The successful bidder will be reand W. Prairie Hill Lane., Plainfield, IL. 60585. Permanent Index quired to post performance Security 07-01-19-407-001- and to provide a Certificate of InsurNumbers: 0000 and 07-01-19-407-002- ance as set forth in the Invitation of Bid and the General Terms & Con0000. ditions. LEGAL DESCRIPTION Bidders are required to be preLOTS 27 & 28 IN THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF THE SOUTHEAST qualified through the Illinois Deof Transportation or the partment QUARTER OF SECTION 19, IN TOWNSHIP 39 NORTH, AND IN Capital Development Board. The RANGE NINE (9) EAST OF THE City of Joliet reserves the right to reTHIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, EX- ject any and all bids, parts of any CEPTING THEREFROM THE FOL- and all bids, or to waive technical LOWING; BEGINNING AT THE errors or omissions in bids. SOUTHWEST CORNER OF THE SOUTHEAST 1/4; THENCE NORTH The Contract shall be subject to ALONG THE WEST LINE OF SAID the provisions of the Prevailing 1/4 SECTION THENCE EAST A DIS- Wage Act (820 ILCS 130/1 et TANCE OF 120 FEET; THENCE seq.) to the extent required by SOUTH 313.5 FEET TO THE SOUTH law. LINE OF SAID SECTION' THENCE WEST 396.5 FEET TO THE POINT ALL PROPOSALS ARE SUBJECT OF BEGINNING, ALSO EXCEPTING TO THE REQUIREMENTS OF THE THEREFROM THE FOLLOWING DE- CITY OF JOLIET PROCUREMENT SCRIBED TRACT OF LAND; THE CODE (Section 2-430 - 2-453 of EAST 277.90 FEET OF THE WEST the Code of Ordinances) 674.4 FEET OF THE SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF SECTION 19, TOWNSHIP James D. Hock 37 NORTH, AND IN RANGE NINE City Manager

Located at 2906 Rydal St, New Lenox, IL 60451 was registered; that the true or real name or names of the person or persons owning the business, with their respective post office address(es), Is/are as follows: John Mikrut 2906 Rydal St New Lenox, IL 60451

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and Official Seal at my office in Joliet; Illinois, (Published in the Herald-News this 29th day of January, 2014. February 4, 11, 2014. HN104)

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Email: IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have helpwanted@shawsuburban.com hereunto set my hand and Official Fax: 815-477-8898 Seal at my office in Joliet; Illinois, (Published in the Herald-News this 29th day of January, 2014. February 4, 11, 2014. HN104) NOTICE

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JR's WebDeals Located at 2906 Rydal St, New Lenox, IL 60451 was registered; that the true or real name or names of the person or persons owning the business, with their respective post office address(es), Is/are as follows: John Mikrut 2906 Rydal St New Lenox, IL 60451

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Notice is further given that this (Published in the Herald-News petition, Case No 6164-V will be February 11, 16, 2014. HN135) heard by the Will County Planning and Zoning Commission at 6:30 pm local time on March 4, 2014 in the Will County Office Building, PUBLIC NOTICE 302 N. Chicago Street, Joliet, Illinois, 60423. Notice is hereby given that the Office of Ed. In Will County, IL will For further information regarding hold the following Public Hearings this notice, please contact the Will on Tues., Feb. 18, 2014 at Reg. County Land Use Department Re- Office of Ed., 702 W. Maple St. in view Division @ 815-740-8140. New Lenox, IL for the purpose of allowing the school districts to refrain from participating in the mandatory Will County Planning and breakfast program as required by Zoning Commission Illinois School Code 105 ILCS Barbara J. Peterson, Secretary 126/15. Chaney-Monge SD 88, 4:30pm ; LASEC 5:00 pm; (Published in the Herald-News Troy SD 30C 5:30 pm . February 11, 2014. HN136) All persons living in the above districts may appear at the Public Hearing and will be given an opportunity to be heard.

The City of Joliet, Illinois, does hereby invite sealed bids for 427 linear feet of storm sewer, 181 linHynds, Rooks, Yohnka & Bzdill ear feet of sanitary sewer, 57 tons 105 W. Main Street, P.O. Box 685 Hotmix binder course, 220 square Morris, IL 60450 yards bituminous concrete removal Phone: 815-942-0049 and replacement, 6”, traffic control and site security. (Published in the Herald-News February 4, 11, 18, 2014. Bids will be received at the Office HN102) of the City Clerk, City of Joliet Municipal Building, 150 West Jefferson Street, Joliet, Illinois 604324156 until 9:30 A.M. local time on PUBLIC NOTICE Wednesday, February 26, 2014, at which time they will be opened NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING and publicly read aloud. CASE NO: 6164-V

Notice is hereby given that Ken Sahly, Owner of Record, represented by Steve Meyer, Agent; has filed a petition before the Will County Planning and Zoning Commission for the following:

ject any and all bids, parts of any Office of Ed. In Will County, IL will and all bids, or to waive technical hold the following Public Hearings on Tues., Feb. 18, 2014 at Reg. errors or omissions in bids. Office of Ed., 702 W. Maple St. in The Contract shall be subject to New Lenox, IL for the purpose of althe provisions of the Prevailing lowing the school districts to refrain Wage Act (820 ILCS 130/1 et from participating in the mandatory breakfast program as required by seq.) to the extent required by Illinois School Code 105 ILCS law. 126/15. Chaney-Monge SD 88, 4:30pm ; LASEC 5:00 pm; ALL PROPOSALS ARE SUBJECT Troy SD 30C 5:30 pm . TO THE REQUIREMENTS OF THE All persons living in the above disCITY OF JOLIET PROCUREMENT tricts may appear at the Public CODE (Section 2-430 - 2-453 of Hearing and will be given an opportunity to be heard. the Code of Ordinances)

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