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Joliet sets its three-year goals By BILL WIMBISCUS bwimbiscus@shawmedia.com Joliet hopes to change its current culture of command and control to one that provides a more intimate relationship with residents over the next three years. The big question will be how to accomplish this change within its budget. “The reality is you can’t be operationally excellent and achieve a higher level of customer intimacy without additional resources,” said Craig Rapp, the consultant who moderated the second of a twonight brainstorming session for the Joliet City Council and staff Wednesday. Rapp surveyed both the council and staff on what values they currently focus on, and what they would like to focus on. Both groups agreed that the city currently keeps its eye on

the bottom line, and strives to maintain effective control of its assets. But while staff is set on maintaining this focus, the council veered strongly toward improving customer service and its relationship with residents. “The average citizen working through our command and control system often gets frustrated and ends up going to the top to get things done,” District 1 Councilman Larry Hug said. Because of this, citizens sometimes end up calling council members and department heads fielding calls over routine issues, such as garbage pickup and potholes. But budget cuts over the past few years have limited just how much customer service the city can provide. For instance, the Joliet Police Department once had a lot more frontline officers that did everything from initiating creative solutions on the streets to

helping educate area students, Police Chief Brian Benton said. “With our staff reductions, it’s hard to deliver that level of service,” he said. Moving forward, the council and staff will focus on five ways to initiate this culture change: • Economic development: Attracting jobs and job creators, especially in manufacturing and high-end retail, by utilizing targeted incentives. • Financial stability: Living within the city’s means, matching resources to demands, matching budgets to priorities, maintaining a diverse revenue base. • Community engagement: Reaching out to the community for meaningful citizen input. • Operational effectiveness: Benchmarking, streamlining and auditing current services. • Infrastructure: Maintaining infrastructure at current levels.

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Board votes no confidence in park district By VIKAAS SHANKER vshanker@shawmedia.com PLAINFIELD – The Plainfield Township board unanimously approved a resolution stating a vote of no confidence in the Plainfield park district board Wednesday evening. The vote holds no legal bearing, but is meant as a message to the park district board, township Supervisor Tony Fremarek said. “We’re drawing a line in the sand because we’re concerned about our shared senior programs,” Fremarek said. “We want the level of the programs to continue at a high quality.” Resolution No. 14-09 states that the township board is concerned about the actions of the park district board over the last nine months, and about the continuity and quality of joint programming for senior citizens. It states that the township has no confidence in the park district board because of the lack of communication and trust between park district commissioners. The resolution also urges

park district commissioners to leave their elected posts if they are unable or unwilling to work for the good of the district. “They have made some changes that really concerned us,” Fremarek said, mentioning recent cuts in park district staff. “We don’t want to see any reduction in staff and programming for the senior programs.” Park district Director of Recreation Cheryl Crisman commented at the meeting as a representative of parks staff, asking the board to notice the success of the program. Several township trustees praised the work of park district staff, especially senior coordinator Kathy Whalen, putting the blame for recent controversy on board commissioners. “The employees have done an outstanding job,” Trustee Chuck Willard said. “We couldn’t be prouder to be a part of that and see it grow and expand. This is no reflection on them, the employees and the staff at all.” Trustee Ernie Knight said

the township is concerned about the ability of the park commissioners to help expand senior programs, but also with the association of the park district with the township. “I have a problem as a trustee associating our organization with an organization that has become really hostile to the first amendment rights of citizens,” Knight said, referencing attempts to list personal information of people who make information requests. “I don’t want to be pulled into a situation where we have the mess of the park district flowing over on us. That’s our concern.” Commissioner Larry Newton was present at the meeting and said the vote was a sign that elected officials can’t stay silent on the park district turmoil any longer. “This shows another unit of local government is recognizing the impact of the [park] board,” Newton said. “There’s a certain amount of respect for members of other boards, but in this case there is a direct impact with the seniors programs.”

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Spottings are up this winter By BILL WIMBISCUS bwimbiscus@shawmedia.com

Want to see a bald eagle yourself? There are several good places to see the big birds, according to Glen Buckner, wildlife ecologist with the Will County Forest Preserve. Good viewing sites include: n McKinley Woods Forest Preserve: Buckner spotted about 25 birds in the preserve last week. The preserve is on the south end of McKinley Woods Road, off of Route 6, in Channahon. n Four Rivers Education Center: Eagles can sometimes be seen from the center, located at 25055 W. Walnut Lane, off of Blackberry Lane south of Bridge Street, in Channahon. n Isle a la Cache Forest Preserve: Eagles can often be seen in the waterway east of the preserve, along 135th Street just east of Route 53, in Romeoville. n Lockport Prairie Forest Preserve: There have been unconfirmed reports of eagles sighted in the preserve at Division Street and Route 53. n Starved Rock State Park: The visitor’s center offers a prime spot for viewing bald eagles. About 20 of the raptors were spotted on Monday. The park is on Route 178, just south of Utica.

About 25 birds were sighted recently at McKinley Woods in Channahon. A group of 15 to 20 were seen at Starved Rock State Park in Utica on Monday. Bald eagle sightings are way up this year across Illinois. In January, the Illinois Audubon Society counted birds in 45 paths along the Illinois and Mississippi rivers as part of its Mid-Winter Bald Eagle Survey. With 10 percent of the survey still to be completed, about 5,800 eagles have been counted, more than double the 2,325 eagles sighted in 2013, said Tom Clay, the society’s executive director. “This year, the cold weather definitely has brought them down from the north,” Clay said.

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A bald eagle flies Tuesday over the Des Plaines River in Joliet.

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Lifelong Joliet resident Loretta DeMoss points to a tree Wednesday where a bald eagle had recently perched looking over the Des Plaines River near Bluff and Lime Streets. The numbers also are an indication that the once-endangered species is continuing to flourish, Clay said. “I think it’s a real success story for conservation.” For DeMoss, though, the main thrill is seeing the majesty of the big birds from her backdoor window. “It does change you when you see them,” DeMoss said. “It’s wonderful.”

WHEN I FIRST SAW THEM, I WAS SO EXCITED. YOU COULD SEE THE WHITE HEADS, THE HOOKED BEAKS, THE FRINGES ON THE WINGS ... IT WAS SO COOL.” Loretta DeMoss, of Joliet

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JOLIET – For most people, the harsh winter has brought little but cold and snow. For Loretta DeMoss of Joliet, it has brought bald eagles. DeMoss, who lives just off the Des Plaines River at Bluff and Lime streets, said she has seen as many as eight eagles perching in her backyard trees or soaring over the water in recent days. “When I first saw them, I was so excited,” DeMoss said. “You could see the white heads, the hooked beaks, the fringes on the wings … it was so cool.” DeMoss has lived on Bluff Street for nearly 30 years. This is the first time she has ever seen bald eagles in the neighborhood. The birds first appeared a week ago – on Thursday, she said. Initially, there was only a pair. On Friday, a third eagle showed up. Come Monday morning, there were four, later joined by four more. DeMoss figures her backyard area offers eagle amenities that are in short supply this winter: open water and riverside tree perches. The location already is popular with squirrels – which appear to be oblivious to the birds of prey stooped on nearby branches – as well as deer, wild birds and, in warmer weather, red-tailed hawks, DeMoss said. The large patch of unfrozen river is probably the main draw for the eagles. “You can see them hunting,” DeMoss said. “I’m not sure exactly what they’re hunting, but it’s got to be fish.” It’s likely fish, and perhaps the occasional injured waterfowl, said Rita Renwick, conservation chair for the Will County chapter of the Illinois Audubon Society. “As long as the river is frozen, they will congregate near open water and dams, where they can occasionally catch stunned fish,” Renwick said. Joliet isn’t the only place bald eagles have been spotted.

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Joliet Police Officer of the Year, Detective Tizoc Landeros, speaks at a luncheon Tuesday honoring him at the Joliet County Club in Joliet.

Joliet’s top cop assigned worst jobs Tizoc Landeros also member of Major Crimes Task Force By BRIAN STANLEY bstanley@shawmedia.com JOLIET – Tizoc Landeros likes doing the job nobody wants to do. Sex crimes. Child pornography. Offender registration compliance. “We are talking the bad of the bad here,” he said. “Those who take advantage of people, sex crimes against children. When they’re required to register, I make sure they do.” On Tuesday, Detective

Landeros was recognized as Joliet Police Officer of the Year by the Exchange Club for his investigative efforts. Landeros has wanted to be a cop since he was a kid growing up in Frankfort. He attended Lincoln-Way High School and the University of Saint Francis before becoming a Will County Sheriff’s deputy. He transferred to the Joliet police in 2000 and served three years in patrol and three years in narcotics before he became a detective. As the newest investigator, Landeros got the cases none of the other detectives wanted. “It’s hard dealing with some of these guys and you have to be very knowledgeable of [sex offender] laws. They’re very fluid and you don’t want to make a mis-

take if someone’s deprived of their freedom,” Landeros said. “But as I did more of them, I took a liking to it. I don’t like people getting away with stuff.” Landeros checks the compliance of 70 to 100 convicted offenders each month. Some only have to check in once a year, while homeless ones have to report every week. Besides sex offenders, violent offenders, violent offenders against youth and adult murderers who have served their sentence also have to register with Landeros. There also is pending legislation for an animal cruelty registry that would fall under his duties. “I love the art of the interview. Sitting down across from somebody and getting them to tell me the truth ...

whether it implicates or excludes them,” Landeros said. Landeros also is a member of the Will-Grundy Major Crimes Task Force and is usually called out to handle or assist with any homicide in the city. “I want to be involved in the big cases, not because I’m the best investigator in the office, but I have the input and experience and I want to help,” he said. Landeros admits what he sees at work makes it difficult to “turn the switch on and off” when he comes home to his wife, Stephanie, and their four children. “I do need to just ‘veg’ in front of the TV or run on the treadmill for a little while before I’m ready to be husband and dad,” he said. He also admitted “totally blanking” on the speech

he’d been rehearsing for the award luncheon, but he did remember the most important part was to thank Stephanie. “She becomes a single parent on a moment’s notice when my phone goes off. I couldn’t function at work if [the household] wasn’t working properly, but that’s never been a worry. She’s always got the wheel,” he said. Chief Brian Benton said Landeros’ versatility and vast knowledge of different investigations has made him a valuable resource for the department. “Tizoc was called to assist on every homicide last year and his fluency in Spanish has been critical in conducting interviews,” Benton said. “And he’s done an outstanding job managing our registrations.”


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Group eyes New Lenox to build senior housing By FELIX SARVER fsarver@shawmedia.com NEW LENOX – A nonprofit organization wants to open an affordable senior housing center in New Lenox. The Chicago-based Alden Foundation wants to build a 53-unit independent apartment community for residents aged 62 years or older called New Lenox Horizon Senior Living Community. The organization specializes in developing and running affordable senior housing. The apartments would be located at the northwest corner of Otto Drive and Cedar Road. Beth Demes, executive director of the foundation, said the organization noted a need for more senior housing services in the area. An existing senior housing development

run by New Lenox Township has a long waiting list, she said. “New Lenox is a growing community so we thought it would be a good market,” Demes said. As an optimistic guess, she said construction of the senior housing community might begin summer 2015. “We want New Lenox to have a diverse housing stock right now,” said Mayor Tim Baldermann, who anticipated the agreement might be approved by board members at the next village board meeting on Feb. 24. “Right now we have primarily young families living in the community. ... It’s important there is a viable housing stock for empty nesters and seniors.” As part of the agreement, foundation members would need to meet development and

special use permit requirements. They also would have to contribute fees to several taxing districts, such as the village park district, library district, fire protection district and the village. Foundation members also would have to pay fees for local school districts. However, they are requesting a waiver from each of them because the senior housing development would not be adding children to the school districts, Demes said. The apartment development would accommodate elderly residents only and not families with children, according to a letter sent to Lincoln-Way High School District 210 officials. The district’s board members are considering waiving the impact fee and will discuss the option at Thursday’s board meeting.

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Joliet Junior College will eliminate summer hours at its Early Childhood Center beginning July 1 as a cost savings measure. Overall, the facility will save about $130,000 annually by switching from a yearround schedule to a ninemonth model, Judy Mitchell, vice president of administrative services, said in an email response Wednesday to The Herald-News. The decision was made to “reduce [the center’s] budget deficit and also re-align the center with the needs of the child development academic program it serves,” Mitchell said in the email. The college’s Board of Trustees approved the change at its Feb. 4 meeting. The center’s full-time program coordinator, along with a part-time ECC employee, will be eliminated as part of the cost-savings plan. The center, which offers preschool and daycare for students, staff and community members with children ages 2 ½ to 5, is eliminating its summer semester hours

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Joliet men charged in armed robbery of stranded motorist By BRIAN STANLEY bstanley@shawmedia.com JOLIET – Two men have been arrested for allegedly robbing a stranded motorist last month. On Jan. 4, a man was sitting in his disabled vehicle at St. Joseph and St. Francis streets when he was approached by a group, police said. One of the subjects asked if the victim needed help and then proceeded to pull out a

handgun, point it at the victim and rob him of his belongings, police said. The robbers fled in a gold Buick that was later found on the 1400 block of Rickey Drive and impounded, police said. After interviewing numerous witnesses, police received arrest warrants for Jordan C. Caples, 20, of the 200 block of North Hickory Street, and Davonte J. Farries, 20, of the 200 block of Madison Street. On Tuesday afternoon, Caples and Farries were lo-

cated near Hickory and Oneida streets and arrested on charges of armed robbery. They were booked into the county jail and are being held on $500,000 bond each. “Our investigation will continue regarding these suspects and any similar robberies in the area,” Chief Brian Benton said. Anyone with information is asked to call detectives at 815-724-3020 or anonymously call CrimeStoppers at 800-3236734.

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“The whole idea behind that $30 million interchange was to build up the industrial area near there,” Grundy County Board Chairman Ron Severson said Wednesday. Based on land use surveys from various municipalities and Grundy County, Brisbin Road is expected to see a substantial increase of industrial traffic thanks in large part to the new interchange. But in its current condition, the road cannot accommodate the anticipated industrial traffic. “We could get up to 40,000 vehicles a day, according to projections from land use,” said Craig Cassem, Grundy County engineer, during

Tuesday’s County Board meeting. Severson said the new road improvements also will decrease the amount of industrial traffic mixing with regular traffic along Route 6 as wide load trucks will be able to use Brisbin and Sherill Roads as their main routes. “Now, [industrial traffic] will have an 80,000-pound road to accommodate them,” Severson said. The project will add 170 feet of right-of-way and make structural improvements to the road. Cassem said the project is estimated to cost $7 million total, with $5 million funded through bonds and the re-

Joliet man charged in theft of credit card numbers Could face up to 15 years in prison By BRIAN STANLEY bstanley@shawmedia.com MILWAUKEE – A Joliet man faces federal charges for allegedly stealing credit card numbers. Raymond V. Scott, 39, and Taquin C. Saunders, 42, of Hillside, were indicted Tuesday by a federal grand jury on 11 counts of conspiring to use

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“The whole idea behind that $30 million interchange was to build up the industrial area near there.” Ron Severson Grundy County Board chairman maining $2 million coming from the highway fund. The $559,000 approved Tuesday will be used to pay a consulting firm for drafting designs for the project. “The project is in our five-year plan,” Cassem said. “We anticipate starting construction as early as next year.” This project will coincide with a similar project fund-

ed by Kendall County, which will make improvements to Sherill and Grove roads. “Kendall County is expecting more traffic from the new interchange also,” Cassem said. Brisbin Road intersects with Sherill Road after about two and a half miles. Sherill Road then intersects Grove Road, which runs into Route 52, a major highway in Kendall County. With this pathway of roads being improved, industrial traffic can move from Interstate 80 to Route 52 much quicker than before. Cassem said that, before starting construction in 2015, the highway department will need to secure more funding and sign intergovernmental agreements with Morris and Minooka.

NEWS BRIEF JTHS Foundation trivia fundraiser set for March 9 The Joliet Township High School Foundation will host Trivia Day at 3 p.m. March 9 at 176 West, 1100 NE Frontage Road in Joliet. Doors open at 2 p.m. Teams of between six and 10 individuals are being sought for the 90-minute battle of wits. All proceeds will go toward educational grants and scholarships for the high school’s students. The winning team will earn $125 and second-place gets $75. There also

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mp y ye service, there he made everlasting friends. Preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Roger Leslie, Charles Leslie, Leonard Leslie; sister, Francis Welch; and father-in-law, Thomas Ragin. Willie leaves to cherish his sweet memories, his sweet and loving daughters, Tina Leslie and Pamela Leslie, both of Joliet, IL; his sons, Willie Leslie of Joliet, IL and Keith Leslie of Hopkinsville, KY; his loving grandchildren, Javonna Leslie of Joliet, IL and Jacoby Wilson of Booneville, MS; brothers, Oliver (Mary) Leslie of Joliet, IL and James (Vanessa) Leslie of Paducah, KY; uncle, Clarence Wells of Lyden, KY; mother-in-law, Eula Pearl Ragin of Joliet, IL; aunts, Jimmie Stubbs of Kingston, TN and Mable Edmond of Rienzi, MS; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Visitation will be held on Saturday, February 15, 2014 from 3:00-5:00 PM at the funeral home. Private interment. Minor-Morris Funeral Home 112 Richards St. (815) 723-1283

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Morg h; brother, Patrick (Mary Ann) Koerner; sisters-in-law, Judy (James) Batusich, Rose (Thomas) Giarrante; and brother-in-law, John P. Csikos, age Michael (Donna) Gale. Numerous nieces and nephews also survive. 88, passed away Preceded in death by his parents, Tuesday February 11, Martin and Zirna (nee Chaffee) 2014 at Joliet Area Community Hospice Koerner; brothers, Martin and Michael; sister, Joan Robinson; Home. nephew, Daniel Robinson; motherSurvived by step brother, Alex “Shon” in-law and father-in-law, Michael and Lillian (nee Hochevar) Gale. (Irene) Gergely; James was an avid golfer and goddaughter, Julia enjoyed driving and caring for his (Tom Borish) Sfurm; Corvette. He attended Thursday step daughters, Peggy (John) Lucky-Rose, Deborah night meeting group with lifelong friends. James loved to spend time (Kevin) Null and Christine (Rob) with his grandchildren and attend Sobkoviak; grandchildren, Aaron, their sporting events. He will be Maggie and Jake Null, Caroline, truly missed by all who knew him. Jonathon, Griffin, Isabelle, In lieu of flowers, donations may Genevieve Dutka, John and Alec be made in James' name to the Sobkoviak. Numerous nieces and Joliet Area Community Hospice. nephews also survive. Preceded in death by his first wife, A celebration of James' life will Margaret Csikos; second wife, Carol begin on Friday, February 14, 2014 Lucky Csikos; father, Balazs Csikos; with prayers in the funeral home mother, Rosy (Hegyes) Csikos; step chapel beginning at 9:20 a.m. then driving in procession to St. Anne mother, Wilma (Gergely) Csikos; Catholic Church in Crest Hill for a numerous brothers and sisters. Mass of Christian Burial to be Born in Highland, IN, moving to celebrated at 10:00 a.m. Interment Joliet in 1947. John lived in San to follow at St. Joseph Cemetery in Antonio, TX for five years moving Joliet. Visitation will be on back to The Timbers of Shorewood Thursday, February 13, 2014 from in 2011. A W.W. II Marine Veteran 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Tezak proudly serving in Guinea Island, Funeral Home, 1211 Plainfield Road, Cape Gloucester, New Britain Joliet, IL Islands, Peleliu, Palau Islands at Obituary and Tribute Wall for Okinawa, Ryukyu Islands and the Guadalcanal. Retired from Uniroyal James R. Koerner at www.tezakfuneralhome.com or for after 25 years as a supervisor. information, 815-722-0524. He loved spending time with his Arrangements entrusted to: Grandchildren, the beach, golfing, bowling and fishing. Also enjoyed traveling, especially to Florida and the Western U.S. He was deeply cherished by his family, and will be greatly missed. His service to our Country exemplifies all that was good in his generation, and we owe him a debt of gratitude. Lying in State, Friday February 14, WILLIE C. LESLIE, SR. 2014 at 9:30 a.m. at the Messiah Born: April 24, 1947 Lutheran Church until time of Died: Feb. 9, 2014 services at 10:00 a.m. Interment Woodlawn Memorial Park. Willie C. Leslie, Sr. Visitation Thursday 5:00-7:00 p.m. Born April 24, 1947 In lieu of flowers memorials to to the late Oliver and Joliet Area Community Hospice Effie Leslie. A sweet would be appreciated. angel of love lifted him to heaven on Sunday, February 9, 2014. Retired from Caterpillar Tractor JAMES R. KOERNER Company with over 30 years of

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JOHN VERKLAN Born: Sept. 5, 1926; In Lockport Died: Feb. 11, 2014; In Crest Hill Crest Hill resident the Honorable Judge John Verklan, age 87, U.S. Navy Veteran, passed away quietly February 11, 2014, in the presence of his family. He was born September 5, 1926 to the late John and Matilda Verklan. Raised in Lockport, he served in the Navy where he saw service in World War II. Preceded in death by his sisters, Mary, Ann, Rose, Marjorie, and Katie; by brothers, Michael, Tony and Louie. After earning an undergraduate degree from Bradley University in Peoria, IL he attended Creighton University in Omaha, NE, where he earned his Juris Doctor Degree. John then returned home and began practicing law, including time spent as the City Attorney and School Board Attorney for Lockport, IL. Always in demand for his thorough and hard-working approach to law, he was asked to intercede in a case where he met his future bride. He and Genell (nee Roark) were married on February 10, 1962. He was appointed to the 12th Judicial Circuit Court of Will County in 1967. He was well known for his tough but eminently fair service to the Court, and retired from the bench in 1986. He shared many interests, and was a long time member of the Croatian Cultural Club of Joliet. He and his wife traveled extensively, enjoying several trips to Croatia, the birthplace of his parents and older siblings. John is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Genell; his beloved children, Lavern (the late Joe) Hertz, John Jr., Lisa (Matt) Johnson, Mary (Edward) Friese, and Gerald (Sherry); 12 grandchildren; 4 great grandchildren; sister, Alice; and numerous nephews and nieces. The family would like to offer a special thank you to the Joliet Area Community Hospice for the wonderful care and comfort they provided to John. In lieu of flowers, Masses to be said in John's name at St. Mary Immaculate Church in Plainfield would be appreciated. A celebration of John's life will begin on Friday, February 14, 2014 with prayers in the funeral home chapel beginning at 10:00 a.m. then driving in procession to St. Mary

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iving in p t. Mary Immaculate Catholic Church in Plainfield for a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. Interment to follow at St. Mary Cemetery in Plainfield. Visitation will be on Thursday, February 13, 2014 at Tezak Funeral Home, 1211 Plainfield Road, Joliet, IL from 4:008:00 p.m. Obituary and Tribute Wall for Honorable Judge John Verklan at www.tezakfuneralhome.com or for information, 815-722-0524. Arrangements entrusted to:

Sid Caesar, of “Your Show of Shows,” arrives May 5, 2002, at NBC’s 75th anniversary celebration in New York. Caesar, whose sketches lit up 1950s television with zany humor, died Wednesday. He was 91.

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Walter N. Weaver, age 86, passed away Monday, February 10, 2014, a 52 year resident of Bolingbrook, formerly of Chicago. He is survived by his loving children, Diane (John) Rzasa, Patricia (Bill) Kirby, Christine Kish, Walter Weaver and Charles (Katherine) Weaver; grandchildren, John (Jen) Rzasa, Lisa (Dan Durbin) Libby, Mark (Ashley) Rzasa, Scott Martinek, Rebecca Kirby, Royce Kirby, James (Janet) Wason, Sandra (Stevie) Elwell, Katie Weaver, Nathan (Krystine) Weaver and Nicole (Eric) Weaver; great grandchildren, Nicholas, Blake and Parker Libby, Cassie Wason Stevie and Travis Elwell, Bella Ascencio and Gabriella Weaver; step-great grandchildren; a sister, Joan; also numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. He is preceded in death by his wife, Marjorie Weaver; parents, Charles and Ethel Weaver; brother, Robert and Roy; also a sister, Bette. Visitation Friday, February 14, 2014 from 4:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the Anderson Memorial Chapel, 606 Townhall Dr. in Romeoville. Funeral Saturday, February 15 at 10:00 a.m. at the funeral home chapel. Interment to follow at Resurrection Cemetery in Romeoville. For information: www.anderson memorialhomes.com or 815-886-2323

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By LYNN ELBER The Associated Press LOS ANGELES – Sid Caesar, the TV comedy pioneer whose rubber-faced expressions and mimicry built on the work of his dazzling team of writers that included Woody Allen and Mel Brooks, died Wednesday. He was 91. Family spokesman Eddy Friedfeld said Caesar, who also played Coach Calhoun in the 1978 movie “Grease,” died at his home in the Los Angeles area after a brief illness. “He had not been well for a while. He was getting weak,” said Friedfeld, who lives in New York and last spoke to Caesar about 10 days ago. Friedfeld, who with Caesar wrote the 2003 biography “Caesar’s Hours: My Life in Comedy, With Love and Laughter,” learned of his friend’s death in an early morning call from Caesar’s daughter, Karen. In his two most important series, “Your Show of Shows,” 1950-54, and “Caesar’s Hour,” 1954-57, Caesar displayed remarkable skill in pantomime, satire, mimicry, dialect and sketch comedy.

And he gathered a stable of young writers who went on to worldwide fame in their own right – including Carl Reiner, Neil Simon, Larry Gelbart (“M*A*S*H”) and Allen. “He was one of the truly great comedians of my time and one of the finest privileges I’ve had in my entire career was that I was able to work for him,” Allen said in a statement. Reiner, who was a writer-performer on the breakthrough “Your Show of Shows” sketch program, told KNX-AM Los Angeles that he had an ability to “connect with an audience and make them roar with laughter.” In a statement, Reiner called Caesar “inarguably the greatest pantomimist, monologist and single sketch comedian who ever worked in television,” adding that the actor-comedian was a great flame who attracted “all the comedy moths” including Brooks and Simon. Friedfeld said Caesar always shared the acclaim. “Sid was an innovator, he and his team. He was very careful about never taking credit alone. He believed in his co-stars and his writers,”

he said. “They created the amazing vehicles for him to be creative.” While best known for his TV shows, which have been revived on DVD in recent years, Caesar also had success on Broadway and occasional film appearances, notably in “It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad, World.” If the typical funnyman was tubby or short and scrawny, Caesar was tall and powerful, with a clown’s loose limbs and rubbery face, and a trademark mole on his left cheek. But Caesar never went in for clowning or jokes. He wasn’t interested. He insisted that the laughs come from the everyday. “Real life is the true comedy,” he said in a 2001 interview with The Associated Press. “Then everybody knows what you’re talking about.” Caesar brought observational comedy to TV before the term, or such latter-day practitioners as Jerry Seinfeld, were even born. Some compared him to Charlie Chaplin for his success at combining humor with touches of pathos.


Lawmakers want to tweak concealed carry legislation brought into businesses where there’s gambling or alcohol. “The changes that I’m making are just technical changes to clarify the law where I think there’s vague language,” he said. Illinois’ law bans carrying concealed firearms in places such as schools, child care facilities, courthouses, public transportation, college and professional sports stadiums and in establishments where alcohol sales make up more than 50 percent of a business’s receipts. Illinois lawmakers have projected there would be 350,000 to 400,000 applications for concealed carry permits in the first year of the law. Residents could begin to submit applications last month and the first licenses to carry concealed weapons could be issued by spring. The state is the last in the U.S. to allow the practice.

National labor board considers if college players are employees By MICHAEL TARM The Associated Press CHICAGO – A federal agency kicked off the first in a series of hearings Wednesday on whether to approve a bid by Northwestern University football players to unionize, and both sides acknowledged the key question was whether college athletes can be considered employees. During a National Labor Relations Board hearing in Chicago, lawyers for the proposed union and the university agreed that if college football players qualify as employees, they can legally form the firstof-its-kind union and if not, they can’t. “That is the key threshold issue,” university attorney Alex Barbour said. If the union, called the College Athletes Players Association, or CAPA, eventually gets

the green light, advocates say it will provide athletes a vehicle to lobby for financial security and improved safety on the field. This first attempt is being closely watched, with the expectation that, if it succeeds, other college teams nationwide could quickly follow suit. The players’ attorney, John Adam, argued his clients met the definition of employees because they put in 40-hour workweeks during the season, are managed by coaches and receive payment in the form of scholarships. “They are entitled to be represented by a union ... to bring a voice” to their grievances, he said. Barbour disagreed. He told the hearing scholarships aren’t divvied out as wages. “Scholarships are for getting an education,” he said. “It is not a form of compensation

for playing football.” Supporters stretch the definition of employees too far, he argued. And he said it would raise other questions, including whether walk-ons without scholarships could be in the union. Wednesday’s hearing was meant to identify main points of contention, not to thrash them out in detail. That happens next week with three days of testimony. A decision on whether CAPA can organize could come soon after. One witness who will testify next week for those petitioning for the union will be the Wildcats’ outgoing senior quarterback, Kain Colter. Colter and former UCLA linebacker Ramogi Huma, CAPA’s designated president, announced the formation of the union last month. United Steelworkers said it was footing the legal bills.

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SPRINGFIELD – Illinois lawmakers are considering a series of changes to amend the state’s new concealed carry legislation, even though the first concealed carry permits haven’t been issued. Some of the proposals would make it easier to get a permit, while others would expand the list of locations where people would be allowed to carry weapons. Others would tighten restrictions, according to a report by The Springfield bureau of Lee Enterprises newspapers. State Rep. Bill Mitchell, a Forsyth Republican, wants to cut the number of required training hours in half for people who want a concealed carry permit and eliminate a provision that requires concealed carry permit owners to undergo additional training when they renew their license.

He also wants to allow some people with concealed carry permits from other states to continue to carry the weapons in Illinois. But Rep. Brandon Phelps, a Harrisburg Democrat who was the chief sponsor of the original legislation, said he believes it’s too early to tweak the law. “Everybody needs to take a deep breath,” he said. “This is monumental legislation. Let’s let it go into effect and see what it’s like before we try to change it.” He said he doesn’t think many of the concealed carry provisions will get much traction during the legislative session. Still, Rep. Scott Drury, a Highwood Democrat, said he thinks the law should be changed. He wants to change what he says is ambiguity in the current statute to make sure concealed weapons aren’t

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NATION&WORLD Winter takes toll on nation’s pipes, pavement By DON BABWIN The Associated Press CHICAGO – This merciless winter is taking a heavy toll on the nation’s pipes and pavement, breaking hundreds of water mains that turn streets into frozen rivers and opening potholes so big they snap tire rims and wheel axles like Popsicle sticks. From Iowa to New York and Michigan to Georgia, the relentless cycle of snow and bitter cold is testing the strength of the steel-and-cement skeletons on which our communities are built, the patience of the people who live there and the stamina of crews whose job is to keep the roads safe and the taps running. Even after the weather eases, state and local governments will be left with steep repair bills that could affect their budgets for months to come. In scores of cities, oncesmooth roadways have been transformed into obstacle courses by gaping potholes that can seriously damage passing vehicles but are too large to avoid. Michigan’s top transportation official warned that the icy conditions would create more potholes than “we’ve probably ever seen in our lifetime.” Busted water mains have created the most dramatic scenes – and the greatest challenge for repair crews, who must dig into rock-hard ground to reach pipes that are up to a century old and cannot withstand the pressure created by earth that shifts as it freezes. On Tuesday, a broken water main in Detroit flooded several blocks, trapping cars

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A work crew with Illinois American Water tightens down a coupling on a 30-inch transmission main water line after a major break in Peoria. This merciless winter is taking a heavy toll on the nation’s pipes and pavement, breaking hundreds of water mains and opening massive potholes in streets. that included a taxi. The cab driver had to be plucked out by rescue workers. “The fireman came and got me out – put me on his shoulder,” Michael Hooks said. “Thank you, Detroit firemen.” The western Illinois city of Moline has had 61 water main breaks so far. That’s 10 more than anyone there can remember and a staggering number given that the community has just 240 miles of water lines. The repairs are made all the more difficult by dangerous subzero temperatures that freeze soil down to a depth of 3 or 4 feet. “The crews out there, their coveralls are freezing solid,” said Greg Swanson, general manager of Moline’s utilities. At times, their pant legs get so stiff, they can’t even bend their knees. “They get in their trucks to warm up a bit, and they just stay with it,” he said. Because the ground is so rigid, leaking water often does

not escape directly above the busted pipe, but travels hundreds of feet before finding a soft spot or an opening, occasionally shooting into the air like a geyser, Swanson said. Not only that, but the ground is so hard that the same digging machines that can normally expose a pipe in less than an hour have to scrape and claw for 11 hours or more to do the same job. “The contractors say they’ve never seen anything like it,” said Doug Dunlap, a village trustee in the tiny Illinois community of Lyndon. Compounding the workers’ woes are parked vehicles that are difficult or impossible to move because water that rose to their bumpers has turned to ice. “We had tires that wouldn’t spin because they were in a huge block of ice, and we had to chop the ice until they could get out,” said Lenore Joseph, describing a row of cars on her Chicago street that looked like

so many bugs trapped by flypaper. Far less dramatic but especially aggravating are all the potholes, which form after water seeps into cracks in the pavement, turns to ice and expands. Chicago’s potholes are multiplying by the thousands. In just the first six weeks of this year, the transportation department said crews – working around the clock – have dumped some 2,000 tons of patching material into more than 125,000 potholes. The city is almost certain to fill more than the 625,000 potholes patched last year. The cost of the extra works mounts quickly. In Moline, for example, the team that handles the water mains has in just the last two weeks clocked 300 hours of overtime out of a budget that allotted 1,300 hours for the entire year. In some areas, the cost of plowing roads and making repairs comes at the exact time when money is drying up. Michigan State Transportation Director Kirk Steudle said an extra $30 million, a third more than budgeted, is needed to pay for the near-constant snowplowing. The cost and usage of salt has doubled in just a year. Plus, the proliferation of potholes exposes what experts have long said: Many of the nation’s roads are in such poor shape that they are more vulnerable to crumbling. “Many cities have ignored the minor cracks and potholes, and now they’re getting big,” said Steve Schlickman, executive director of the Urban Transportation Center at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

From power to potholes: A look at the latest storm THE ASSOCIATED PRESS A winter-weary East Coast is getting hit with yet another storm, one that’s dropping snow and ice in the Southeast before it’s expected to track northward and dump several inches in and around some of the nation’s biggest cities. Here’s a sampling of what the latest round of winter weather is wreaking:

In the dark More than 350,000 homes and businesses lacked power in several Southeastern states by early Wednesday afternoon, and the numbers were growing.

Pothole plethora A relentless cycle of snow and bitter cold is testing the nation’s infrastructure. New York City crews filled 69,000 potholes in the first five weeks of the year – nearly twice as many as the same period in 2013. In Iowa, a Des Moines official said the city has never endured so many broken water mains.

Upside-down weather While Northeast residents suffered through another day of freezing temperatures, the temperatures soared to 63 degrees at the Winter Games in Sochi, providing Olympic visitors with opportunities for outdoor napping, sunbathing and even a dip in the Black Sea.

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NEWS BRIEF convicted of bribery, fraud Ex-New Orleans mayor convicted of taking bribes and money laundering. NEW ORLEANS – A June 11 sentencing date has been set for former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin, who has been

A jury convicted Nagin on Wednesday on 20 federal criminal counts. The bribes came in his two

terms as mayor from 200210. The 57-year-old Democrat is remembered for his impassioned pleas for help after the levees broke during Hurricane

Katrina. Prosecutors say the crimes spanned both terms, including the time after Katrina devastated the city.

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A celebration of winter tourism in the Olympic village of Lake Placid, N.Y., has been postponed because of storm forecasts. Plans had called for visitors take part in skiing, bobsledding and other winter sports at the sites that hosted the 1932 and 1980 Winter Olympics. A new date has not been chosen.


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Congress clears bill ending cuts to military pensions By DAVID ESPO The Associated Press WASHINGTON – Congress voted Wednesday to restore full cost-of-living pension increases for younger military retirees, completing a bipartisan capitulation to veterans groups that rose up against a modest cut when it was enacted less than two months ago. The Senate voted 95-3 for the measure, one day after the House approved it, 326-90. The White House said President Barack Obama would sign it. The overwhelming support the bill enjoyed, including backing by many prominent deficit hawks, reflected the clout that veterans groups enjoy, particularly in an election year. The bill’s existence also underscored the chronic dif-

ficulty that lawmakers face when they try to restrain government benefit programs, which have largely escaped the impact of trillions of dollars in deficit cuts over the last three years. Under legislation that passed in December, annual cost-of-living increases for veterans age 62 and younger would have been held to 1 percentage point below the rate of inflation. The change would have begun in 2015. The Veterans of Foreign Wars welcomed the reversal with a statement: “The world will remain a very dangerous and unpredictable place even after America ends its involvement in Afghanistan, and future military retirees will be required to serve just as long and perhaps sacrifice even more than their predecessors.”

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WASHINGTON – Most states are still lagging when it comes to sign-ups under President Barack Obama’s health care law, but an Associated Press analysis of numbers reported Wednesday finds a dozen getting ahead of the game. Huge disparities are emerging in how well states are living up to federal enrollment targets, and that will help determine if the White House reaches its unofficial goal of having 7 million signed up by the end of March, six weeks away. Connecticut is the nation’s overachiever, signing up more than twice the number of residents it had been projected to enroll by the end of January. Massachusetts, which pioneered the approach Obama took in his law, is at the bottom of the list having met only 5 percent of its target. Six Republican-led states – Florida, Idaho, Maine, Michi-

gan, North Carolina and Wisconsin – are on pace or better. The administration said Wednesday about 1 million people signed up for private insurance under the health law in January, extending a turnaround from early days when a dysfunctional website frustrated consumers. There were fewer enrollments than in December, but a drop-off had been expected. The new national numbers show that nearly 3.3 million people signed up from last Oct. 1 through Feb. 1. “It’s very, very encouraging news,” said Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius. “We’re seeing a healthy growth in enrollment.” Still, the goal of 7 million by the end of March seems like a stretch. Also, officials are unable to say how many of those who signed up were previously uninsured – the ultimate test of Obama’s hard-fought overhaul. And they don’t know how many have sealed the deal by paying their premiums.

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Classified docs hold up Padilla re-sentence date By CURT ANDERSON The Associated Press MIAMI – Production of thousands of classified documents sought by the attorney for convicted terrorism plotter Jose Padilla is holding up his re-sentencing in the case, a federal judge was told Wednesday. Assistant U.S. Attorney Brian Frazier told U.S. District Judge Marcia Cooke it will take two months to disclose about 4,700 Defense Department documents Padilla’s attorney wants. The exact nature of those documents is unknown, but Padilla was held for more than three years without charge as an enemy combatant at a Navy brig before he was indicted in Miami. Padilla’s attorneys have claimed he was mistreated and subjected to psychological duress at the brig, something the Pentagon has long denied. Cooke said she will set a firm re-sentencing date at an April hearing “and bring this

matter to a conclusion,” presumably later this year. “Mr. Frazier, we’ve been on this one for a while,” the judge said. Padilla, 43, was originally sentenced in 2008 to a little more than 17 years in prison for terrorism support and conspiracy convictions. The case is back before Cooke because the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in 2011 that the sentence was too lenient, given Padilla’s lengthy criminal record as a Chicago gang member and terrorist training at an al-Qaida camp in Afghanistan. “He is far more sophisticated than an individual convicted of an ordinary street crime,” the appeals judges said. Since the appeals court’s ruling, the case has been in limbo. Padilla attorney Michael Caruso said obtaining the necessary documents for the re-sentencing hearing is “a long and arduous” process.

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Florida man executed in boy’s ’95 rape, murder By TAMARA LUSH The Associated Press STARKE, Fla. – A man was executed Wednesday night in Florida for raping and killing a 9-year-old boy 18 years ago, a death that spurred the victim’s parents to press nationwide for stronger sexual predator confinement laws and better handling of child abduction cases. Juan Carlos Chavez, 46, was pronounced dead at 8:17 p.m. Wednesday after a lethal injection at Florida State Prison, according to Gov. Rick Scott’s office. Chavez made no final statement in the death chamber, but did submit a statement laced with religious references in writing. He moved his feet frequently after the injection began at 8:02 p.m. but two minutes later stopped moving. Chavez abducted Jimmy Ryce at gunpoint after the boy got off a school bus on Sept. 11, 1995, in rural Miami-Dade

County. Testimony showed Chavez raped the boy, shot him when he tried to escape, then dismembered his body and hid the parts in concrete-covered planters. Ryce’s parents turned the tragedy’s pain into a push for stronger U.S. laws regarding confinement of sexual predators and improved police procedures in missing child cases. Their foundation provided hundreds of free canines to law enforcement agencies to aid in searches for children. The boy’s father, 70-yearold Don Ryce, witnessed the execution along with his son Ted, 37. They told reporters outside the prison that the execution closes a long, painful chapter and hopefully sends a powerful message to other would-be child abductors. “Don’t kill the child. Because if you do, people will not forget, they will not forgive. We will hunt you down and we will put you to death,” Ryce said.

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Sports world not fond of ties Do you recognize the names Guy Perillat and Milorad Cavic? They came in second to Olympic gold medalists Jean-Claude Killy and Michael Phelps, respectively, each by a single hundredth of second. Or as it’s called in the real world, a tie. If the time clock was measured in tenths of a second, or even fiftieths of a second, Killy and Perillat would THE VILLAGE have tied in IDIOT the 1968 Winter Games. They Jim Mullen both would have received gold medals and become darlings of the ’60s jet set. Phelps and Cavic might both be starring in Subway commercials if they had tied in the 100-meter butterfly in London in 2012. Instead, Cavic lost by 0.01 of a second. By contrast, Usain Bolt won the gold in London by beating Yohan Blake in the 100-meter sprint by just over one-tenth of a second, and even to the untrained eye, it was an obvious victory. It wasn’t even close. You could see who won easily, without debate, no photo finish required. There are a great many good things about keeping hyper-accurate time. It’s good for training and it’s good for the record books. But in competitions, hypersensitive timekeeping makes being 0.01 of a second behind the “winner” somewhat like being a Soviet politician in the Cold War who falls out of favor. You’re removed from the history books; your name is never spoken again. You become a nonperson. Sports seems to be one of the few human endeavors that hates a tie – someone has to win. Why? A lot of people would go to a movie that starred Julia Roberts or Meryl Streep. But they would also go to a movie that starred Julia Roberts and Meryl Streep. They’re both winners. There is no second place. In show business, there are lots of winners; hundreds of stars can walk down the red carpet at the Academy Awards and they’ll all get the over-the-top celebrity treatment. But if gold and silver Olympians walk into an event, the silver medalist may as well be in the witness protection program for all the attention he won’t get. He’ll never see his face on a Cheerios box; he won’t be in TV ads; he won’t get as many sponsors. Contestants that get kicked off “Survivor” on their very first week will get a publicist and an agent to paw through their offers to appear on morning shows and at state fairs.

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Go ahead, whine about winter We admire, and want to emulate, folks who accept winter as it is. While many of us are sniveling and whining about the recent bouts of snow and extreme cold, there are some among us who stomp along, answering most winter whines with remarks that it’s January, and what should people expect? There is little doubt this winter, so far, has been colder than most, and we’ve received more snow than in recent years. But, in the area of snowfall, it appears the last two or three winters have been relatively mild, making this winter seem harsher. The polar vortex, which is causing a good deal of the extremely cold weather, is somewhat unusual. Generally, central Illinois can expect to see a cold weather pattern like this every five or 10 years. This winter is notable, however, for the number of extremely

cold periods that have dipped into central Illinois. We’re also better armed to whine about winter. One of the newer weather “statistics” is wind chill factor, which isn’t as scientific as you might think. The wind chill factor was first developed in Antarctica before World War II. It came into use by the National Weather Service in the 1970s. The factor is supposed to measure the perceived decrease in air temperature felt by the body on exposed skin due to the flow of air. The wind chill factor is almost always lower than the actual temperature. If the factor is higher than the real temperature, that’s the heat index. But there is a lot of controversy about how the wind chill factor should be calculated. Some think it should measure the effect of temperature and wind on a naked body (no one is volunteering for that duty), and others say

it should focus on one area of the body, such as the face. An individual’s response also varies widely. There are a lot of formulas for deciding the wind chill factor. In the U.S. and Canada, the same formula is used. But at its best, wind chill is a highly-educated guess. Rest assured, if the temperature is hovering around zero and the wind is howling, it’s cold. We don’t really need to know much more than that. Actually, psychologists say a little whining about the winter is healthy. They call it “validation,” and basically it happens when someone says it’s cold, and someone else agrees. Both parties feel better, even though they are still shivering. So, feel free to whine a little, dress warmly, stay indoors and dream about July. Then we can all complain about how blooming hot it is.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Property tax misconception To the Editor:

Many owners of real estate think since property taxes are based on the market value of property owned, property taxes should vary in proportion to changes in property value. For example, they think if the value of a home drops by 10 percent, then the property tax on that home should drop by the same 10 percent. In reality, the taxes on any given property are not pegged to the absolute value of that property. Rather, they are based on the ratio between the value of that property and the value of all the properties in the taxing district. Again, for example: in 2008, a Will County home valued at $235,000 made up 1/100,000 of the county’s overall total assessed value of $23.5 billion. If that same home’s value today has decreased to $198,000, while the overall total assessed value has decreased to $19.8 billion (because all property values took the same hit), the home still makes up the same 1/100,000 of the tax base. Assuming the cost of providing public safety, maintaining roads and other county functions has not decreased, there is no reason to think property taxes should decrease. Each property owner still is responsible for their own proportional share of the overall burden. To suggest if property values drop, property taxes should automatically drop as well, is misleading. If we want to have a discussion about how our tax dollars are spent, and whether we should discontinue or cut back on some services, then let us have that discussion. Let it be

understood, though, in order to maintain the same level of services we currently enjoy, we all have to make the same proportional contributions we have always made in order to pay for them. Mike Bily Joliet

Practicing dictatorship To the Editor:

This is in response to the deceptive column, “The good news you likely haven’t heard” (Feb. 9 Opinion page) by Democratic strategist Donna Brazile. Her column contained some facts, some lies and a call for dictatorship. It is a fact that our soaring federal deficits have dropped substantially in the last year or so. It is a lie President Barack Obama deserves the credit for reductions. The conservative Republicans elected in 2010 resulting in a Republican-controlled House and the sequester caused the reduction in deficits. Deficits soared when Democrats controlled everything. Budgets submitted by Obama contained such huge deficits even the Democrats rejected them. The Democratic Senate did not even approve a budget for four years. The sequester, a product of both parties playing chicken, forced a reduction in spending that reduced the deficit. Obama complained loudly that the sequester would hurt people and made things as painful as possible. Brazile crediting Obama for reducing deficits is outrageously wrong. Brazile said Obama inherited a financial crisis and has focused on economic growth. The fact is, the recession

was officially over by the time Obama took office and this is an extremely slow recovery. Obama’s policies inhibit economic growth and the modest reduction in unemployment came from people giving up on finding jobs, applying for handicap status and being forced unto food stamps. The civilian labor force participation rate decreased significantly. Brazile said Congress is all but a useless appendix and everyone including the president is using workarounds. This echoes Obama saying he will not wait for Congress and that he has a pen and a phone. Obama blocks enforcement of laws he does not like and unilaterally changes the Affordable Care Act. He violates his oath of office to uphold the Constitution and our laws. Brazile and Obama are advocating and practicing dictatorship. Robert C. Lemke Joliet

Trying hardest doesn’t always result in gold • MULLEN Continued from page 21 It gets even stranger if you compare someone who comes in second at the Olympics to, say, the 71st best TV sportscaster in the country, who is treated like the Sun King. He doesn’t have to be first, second or third best. He just has to be on TV. People take him to lunch, they send him trinket-loaded swag bags and he plays free rounds of pro-am golf at all the best courses. He gets asked for autographs and begged to heal sick relatives with his magic touch. But he thinks the guy who comes in third in the downhill is a bum – someone who didn’t try hard enough. Now, don’t misunderstand me: I’m not for lowering the standards

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GIRLS BASKETBALL: MARIAN CATHOLIC 69, JOLIET CATHOLIC 46

Page, Marian race past Joliet Catholic Angels suffer second loss of season By DICK GOSS dgoss@shawmedia.com JOLIET – Defending Class 4A state champion Marian Catholic looked every bit of that in Wednesday night’s East Suburban Catholic Conference showdown at Joliet Catholic. The Spartans took good shots and knocked them down all night, passed the ball well, hit the boards hard, held the Angels scoreless for more than six minutes to open the second half and ran away with a 69-46 victory. The result means Marian (21-4, 8-0) can do no worse than share the ESCC championship while JCA (22-2, 8-1) can do no better than share it. Marian plays Fenwick on Saturday for a chance to win the title outright. “This was as big a game as there has been in the history of this program,” Angels coach Ed Schodrof noted. “The crowd was the largest I’ve seen in my six years here. “It seems strange to say, but Tuesday is even bigger, and so is every game after that. There is a bigger goal out there than this.” Schodrof has a team most consider a candidate to reach the Class 3A state tournament. The Angles open Tuesday in the Morris Regional against either Morris or Lincoln-Way West. “That will be a new season,” Schodrof said. The other season did not end well, but the credit for that goes to Marian. Junior guard Teniya Page finished with 23 points on 10of-16 shooting. She dished out a handful of assists. When JCA fell far enough behind that it had to go manto-man, she was a wrecking crew. “Once we got ahead and

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Joliet Catholic’s Christine Ekhomu and Marian Catholic’s Ashton Millender reach for a loose ball during the first half of a game Wednesday at Joliet Catholic Academy in Joliet. Marian defeated Catholic, 69-46.

Stat leaders Marian: Teniya Page 23 points on 10-of-16 shooting; Ashton Millender 22 points. JCA: Jasmine Lumpkin 16 points, 10 rebounds; Nicole Ekhomu 13 points; Ty Battle 6 rebounds. they had to pressure us, that plays to Teniya’s advantage,” Marian coach Dan Murray said. “I thought we did a fantastic job finishing in the fourth quarter, and she was a big part of that.” Marian’s Ashton Millender, a 5-10 senior forward, scored 15 of her 22 points in

the first quarter as the Spartans opened a 22-16 lead. They stretched that 39-31 to end an entertaining first half. The hay maker was about to arrive. JCA committed five turnovers against the Spartans’ pressure before scoring in the third quarter. Jasmine Lumpkin’s layup at the 1:40 mark ended the drought and sliced the Angels’ deficit to 45-33. Marian led 51-35 at the quarter break and breezed home. “That was our longest scoring drought of the season,” Schodrof said. “Some of the turnovers we made were

unforced, some weren’t. But I thought the biggest factor in the game was how they crushed us at times on the boards. We could not let that happen.” JCA committed 17 turnovers to Marian’s 12. The Spartans out-rebounded the Angels only 29-28 but this was a case where the statistics were misleading. Lumpkin scored 16 points and had 10 rebounds for the Angles. Nicole Ekhomu chipped in 13 points. But it was not enough against Page and Millender. “Those are two outstanding players,” Schodrof said.

“When Page takes you off the dribble, it gets real tricky. Her mid-range jump shot off the dribble was really on.” The Matian team took their win in stride. “Our girls played well,” Murray said. “We knew how dangerous JCA is. They have two outstanding players, some good role players and are well coached. We’re really pleased with beating them.” JCA’s only previous loss was to Whitney Young. “When you lose two games and it’s to Young and Marian, it’s nothing to cry about,” Schodrof said. As he said, there are bigger goals remaining.


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Lockport has 5 favorites at Normal West meet Area wrestlers optimistic about sectional chances By CURT HERRON cherron@shawmedia.com While Lockport’s hopes of advancing in the dual team wrestling state series were dashed last weekend by Lincoln-Way Central, it quickly changed focus. That’s because the Porters have five individuals who are fourth place or higher in the latest GEI Apparel Class 3A rankings, including two number ones. All five of them are favorites this weekend when Lockport joins competitors from 12 other area schools who will take part in the Normal West Sectional. Brian Rossi (113 pounds) and Tyler Johnson (195) are top-ranked, Dan Radcliffe

(132) is second, Shayne Oster (126) ranks third and Vince Dietz (160) is fourth. “After last week we are just focusing on the individuals we have moving forward,” said Porter coach Josh Oster, who has eight qualifiers. “This is always a tough sectional but we are excited to compete and complete the next step on the way to state.” While rankings don’t guarantee anything this weekend, they give an indication of what might unfold as competitors look to qualify for the state meet. And if those rankings suggest anything, it’s that many individuals from Joliet-area programs could be in the hunt for sectional titles this weekend. Lincoln-Way Central has six ranked individuals among its 10 competitors. Vinnie Piunti (106) and Bryce Gorman (170) are the favorites at their weights. Two other local individu-

als who head to Normal West as favorites are Plainfield East’s Zach Krause (120) and Lincoln-Way East’s Nick Allegretti (285). In five of the weights, area competitors are among the top two favorites. If the rankings hold, there could be local finals in four of those classes. Piunti could see Joliet West’s Darvell Flagg at 106 while Rossi may face Plainfield South’s Miguel Silva at 113. Both would be regional title rematches. Radcliffe could meet Lincoln-Way Central’s Joey Nelson for the 132 title. In that regional final, Radcliffe beat Nelson by a point for the third time. Johnson could meet Plainfield Central’s Dominic Sterr for the 195 finals while #4 Nick Nasenbeny, one of Central’s nine qualifiers, may see Oster in the 126 semis. Minooka’s Carson Oughton (152) and Plainfield South’s Danny Saracco (182)

aren’t favored at their weights but are next-in-line to reach the title mat. Other ranked individuals are Lincoln-Way Central’s Jake Dudeck (182), Sean Kelly (195) and Bryan Ditchman (285) and Plainfield North’s Nick Wolf (285). Lincoln-Way West’s No. 2 Kyle Ruettiger (126), No. 4 Kyle Rodriguez (145) and No. 4 Javier Montalvo (170) are all favorites at the Class 2A Pontiac Sectional. The Warriors will send a dozen individuals to that event. The toughest weight class at Pontiac is 132, where the state’s top six are all competing, including Morris’ No. 2 Kenny Baldridge and West’s Noah Keefe. Other ranked competitors from area schools are West’s Matt Ryan (152) and Morris’ Trevor Albert (160). Lemont’s lone ranked individual, Jim Brennan (145), is one of the favorites at his weight in the Class 2A De La Salle Section-

al. Coal City has three favorites and Wilmington one at the Class 1A Plano Sectional. Wilmington advanced nine to the sectional while Coal City qualified eight. Favorites for the Coalers are No. 2 Cody Minnick (113), No. 3 Corey Jurzak (126) and No. 3 Casey Brown (132) while No. 3 Dexter Fierro (182) paces the Wildcats. Wilmington has five other ranked individuals, Colin Weis (126), Austin Headrick (132), Casey Grskovic (138), Andrew Liaromatis (152) and No. 4 Nick Hawkins (160). Ranked competitors for Peotone are Liam McLaughlin (126), Clay Dargert (182) and Tom Ruffino (195). The Blue Devils have 12 sectional qualifiers. The other local favorite is Seneca’s top-ranked Sage Friese (126), who competes in the Class 1A Byron Sectional, along with ranked teammate, Tommy Lovett (182).

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Lockport’s Brian Rossi (back) wrestles Plainfield South’s Miguel Silva on Saturday in the 113-pound final in the Class 3A Lockport Regional in Lockport. Rossi won in overtime.


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By MARK JOHNSON mjohnson@shawmedia.com OTTAWA – Seneca parlayed a fast start into a 6335 defeat of Reed-Custer in Wednesday’s first semifinal game at the girls basketball Class 2A Marquette Regional. Mallory Misener scored nine points and distributed three assists during the first quarter, powering Seneca (23-

5) to a 20-10 lead. The Irish started on a 9-0 run, which featured baskets from Danielle Hauch, Anna Baker and Misener and a 3-pointer from Jacey Lamboley. “We got some great looks. I thought we were patient, we moved the ball around and I think every one of those shots were pretty much a wide-open, good look for our shooters,” Seneca coach Barb Beck said.

Lewis’ Adam Barr named top GLVC field athlete ROMEOVILLE – The Great Lakes Valley Conference announced on Wednesday that Lewis University sophomore Adam Barr has been selected as the GLVC Field Athlete Of The Week for the period ending Feb. 9. Barr was the top collegian in the weight throw at the UIndy Relay Open last Saturday, as he finished second with a NCAA Provisional toss of 593½ (18.07m). This is the fifth straight week that Barr has earned a provisional mark in the weight throw. “Adam continues to have a great season,” Lewis coach Dana Schwarting said. “His consistency is amazing, and he is ready for another huge throw to propel him into the national meet. Lewis returns to action on Saturday, as the Flyers travel to Naperville to participate in the Chicagoland Championships hosted by North Central. Action is set to begin at 10 a.m.

Indiana-South Bend 67, USF 60 - Emily Strilich led all scorers with 23 points and Maegan Callaway finished the night with 18 points and eight blocked shots as visiting Indiana University South Bend defeated the University of St. Francis women’s basketball team 67-60 in CCAC action Wednesday. Junior Katie Gonnering paced the Saints (6-21, 4-10) with 17 points, while sophomore Cydney Weisflog and senior Marissa Draper of Joliet Township added 13 and 11, respectively. Gonnering and Draper shared game-high rebounding honors with nine boards.

Boys Basketball Sandburg 55, Lockport 51 (OT) - Ryan Reed scored 20 points to lead Lockport (10-12).

Girls Basketball Lemont 62, Tinley Park 55 (2 OT) - Kim Jerantowski led Lemont (13-12, 7-6) with 16 points in the South Suburban win. Teammate Marissa Dyer added 14 points and Paige Terrazas scored 12 points.

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Courtney Welch broke the shutout with a 3-pointer nearly four minutes in and added another a short time later. She scored eight of the Comets’ 10 points in the first quarter and had 15 by halftime, when they trailed 32-19. Seven more third-quarter points from Welch allowed Reed-Custer (12-14) to stay within striking distance at 43-28 entering the fourth, but

with Welch held to only a late 3-pointer from there, the Comets failed to keep pace. Welch ended her career with the Comets by scoring more than 71 percent of their points, finishing with 25. She was 7 for 12 from the field, 5 for 8 from 3-point land and 6 for 8 from the free-throw line. Morgan Zacharias, with six points, was the only other Comet with more than a single basket.

For Seneca, which will play for its third regional championship in four years tonight, the contrast was striking. Four players had at least nine points, and seven had at least four. Misener’s 17 points were a team high to which Baker added 11, Hauch added 10 and Lamboley added nine to go with seven rebounds, five assists and four steals.

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING AND CDBG/HOME ADVISORY BOARD MEETING FOR A PROPOSED SUBSTANTIAL AMENDMENT TO THE WILL COUNTY 2010-2014 CONSOLIDATED PLAN AND YEAR 2013 ACTION PLAN PUBLIC HEARING AND MEETING DATE: February 18, 2014 at 9:30 a.m. PLACE: WILL COUNTY OFFICE BUILDING 302 N. CHICAGO STREET, JOLIET IL. 60433 A Public Hearing, followed by an Advisory Board meeting, will be conducted to discuss proposed amendments to the 2010-2014 Consolidated Plan and Year 2013 Action Plan as submitted to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Each time the County proposes changes in priorities, methods of distribution of funds or to carry out an activity not originally proposed in the Consolidated Plan or Action Plan in amounts over $200,000 warrants a Substantial Amendment to the Consolidated Plan and or Action Plan. The County is conducting this hearing in order to recommend changes to the 2013 Action Plan that amend the Action Plan that has been submitted to HUD. Such amendments pertain to actions being proposed as follows: The County Proposes to expand its eligible use of Home Investment Partnership Grant Funds to include owner occupied and rental unit rehabilitation in the amount of $500,000. Specific projects include investment of Home funds into projects sponsored by Cornerstone Services, Easter Seals and Hawthorne Lakes Senior Residences. The Public Hearing will be conducted by the CDBG/Home Advisory Board on February 18, 2014 at 9:30 a.m. at the Will County Office Building. The meeting area is wheel chair accessible, however if anyone needs any other reasonable accommodation related to a disability, please contact the Community Development Division Office at 815-774-7890 on or before February 14, 2014. Citizens wishing to comment on the proposed amendments to the use of CDBG funds should attend the Hearing and address comments to the Advisory Board. All comments received in writing or made by persons attending the hearing will be included in the formal Amendment to be submitted to HUD. Lawrence M. Walsh Will County Executive Published: Joliet Herald News Date Published: Thursday February 13, 2014 (Published in The Herald-News February 13, 2014)


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storm there in the first half and we did. It’s just a matter of us coming out and getting the experience, which we did.” Leigh admits the Newark press was the difference. “We didn’t handle their press real well. I think the girls got scared,” he said. “[Newark is] quick and they play good defense. We’d either turn the ball over, then we we missed baskets, they went down and make it.” Newark led 21-6 at halftime and 42-15 after three. GSW finishes the season with a 11-15 record while Newark improves to 21-6. Jasmine Mitchell led all scorers on the night with 10 points for Newark while teammates Rachel Lape and Nicole Lawrence added nine each. GSW was led by Lexi Posing. She ended with six points.

8PREP SPORTS SCHEDULE TODAY’S EVENTS Boys Basketball Joliet Central at Homewood-Flossmoor, 7 Girls Basketball Bolingbrook at Sandburg, 6 Coal City at Herscher, 6:45 Homewood-Flossmoor at Lincoln-Way East, 6:30 Joliet West at Stagg, 6:15 Lemont at Downers Grove North, 6:30 Lincoln-Way Central at Andrew, 7 Minooka at Yorkville, 7 Oswego East at Plainfield South, 6:30 Sandwich at Peotone, 7 Sycamore at Morris, 7 Thornwood at Lincoln-Way West, 6:30 Class 1A Dwight Regional Title game, 7 Class 2A Ottawa Marquette Regional Title game, 7

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DWIGHT – Earlier this season, the Gardner-South Wilmington and Newark girls basketball teams met with the Lady Norse scoring a 48-point victory (62-14). On Wednesday night in Dwight, the two met again at the Class 1A Dwight girls basketball Regional with a similar result. Only this time it was a slight bit closer with Newark beating the Panthers, 46-17. So, was it so similar? “Yeah it was, but we scored a little bit more the last time, but I think we came out flat tonight,” Newark coach Brian Holman said. “They tried to spread the floor and packed the zone. It was the style they played. They secured the ball

a little bit better and we were jumpy at the beginning, which I figured we would be. Once we made some adjustments at half, came out and made some threes, then spread them out, we took control.” Newark led just 7-4 at the end of the first quarter. “Our game plan was to slow them down a little bit and we did that in the first quarter, but after a while our passes got sloppy and they capitalized,” GSW coach Adam Leigh said. “We just didn’t take care of the ball very well.” Especially once Newark started pressing. “It was good to see us take care of the ball and it was good to see the press get going. I thought our press worked pretty well,” Holman said. “That’s what we were looking to do. We had to weather the

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The sub-compact Rio sedan and Rio 5-door hatchback offer minimal impact on the environment; Rio is 85 percent recyclable at the end of its lifespan, with materials that reduce use of petroleum-based products Rio is offered with a 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine with the option of either a six-speed manual transmission (LX only) or six-speed automatic. The engine puts out 138 horsepower with a fuel economy rating of 27 city and 37 highway, while an ECO Package averages 28 city and 37 highway. Impressive technology features include an AM/FM/CD/MP3 audio unit with SiriusXM Satellite Radio capabilities. Slotted between Optima and Rio is the Forte four-door sedan, available in LX and EX trim levels. Standard engine in the LX is the 148-horsepower 1.8-liter four-cylinder mated to a standard six-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission. LX comes with SiriusXM satellite radio, and Bluetooth wireless technology. EX gets a 2.0 liter four-cylinder with 173 horsepower and a standard six-speed automatic There is an Eco Package that adds an Idle Stop & Go system. The Sorento crossover utility vehicle (CUV) is the first Kia vehicle to offer the next-generation UVO eServices voice-activated telematics system. The 2.4-liter four-cylinder with 191 horsepower is standard in the LX and EX. Stock powerplant on the LX V6, EX V6, SX and SX Limited is a 290-horsepower 3.3-liter V-6. Performance is routed to either the front wheels or an optional all-wheel -drive system. All Sorentos come with the six-speed automatic transmission.

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MEDALS LEADERS

By RACHEL COHEN The Associated Press

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Tatiana Volosozhar and Maxim Trankov of Russia react Wednesday after they competed in the pairs free skate figure skating competition at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. mov had a near-flawless free skate to move up from third. Four-time world champions Aliona Savchenko and Robin Szolkowy of Germany had to settle for bronze for the second straight Olympics. Skating to “Jesus Christ Superstar,” Volosozhar and Trankov had a few small bobbles. But with a lead after a stellar short program and the difficulty of their elements, they knew when they finished without any big mistakes that gold was in their grasp.

As Russian flags waved throughout the stands, Trankov slid on his knees across the ice like a soccer player celebrating a goal, and Volosozhar buried her face in her hands, the tears flowing. “To win it here is more special than anything,” Trankov said. “But there was pressure. We were nervous, very nervous. It was huge for us to skate in front of this audience in our country, but it was hard, and to do this makes us very happy now.”

The two Russian pairs also won gold in the new team event. Trankov and Volosozhar become the first figure skaters to take home two golds from one Olympics. Stolbova and Klimov handled the team free skate for Russia on Saturday and looked sharp, declaring themselves medal contenders. They were even better Wednesday to “The Addams Family” in the night’s most captivating performance. The music is hauntingly beautiful, though it does in-

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clude a brief snippet of that famous TV theme song. At the end of the program, when Stolbova must be exhausted, they do a throw triple salchow, which she still managed to land effortlessly. “Last year we were not at the world championships and we didn’t believe or even hope that we would be at the Olympics,” Klimov said through a translator. “We didn’t ever think of medals.” The Germans finished nearly three points behind Stolbova and Klimov after Szolkowy fell on a jump in the free skate for the second straight Olympics. He tumbled to the ice on a triple toe loop on their first side-byside sequence Wednesday. “It’s two steps away from the gold medal,” he said. “That’s very far away for us.” Pang Qing and Tong Jian, the 2010 silver medalists, were fourth.

8WHAT TO WATCH Pro basketball Brooklyn at Bulls, 7 p.m., TNT Oklahoma City at L.A. Lakers, 9:30 p.m., TNT Men’s basketball Northwestern at Michigan St., 6 p.m., BTN Louisville at Temple, 6 p.m., ESPN Arkansas at Missouri, 6 p.m., ESPN2 UNC Ashville at Radford, 6 p.m., ESPNU Drexel at Charleston, 6 p.m., NBCSN Minnesota at Wisconsin, 8 p.m., ESPN

Colorado at UCLA, 8 p.m., ESPN2 Southern Miss. at AlabamaBirmingham, 8 p.m., CSN Tennessee St. at Belmont, 8 p.m., ESPNU St. John’s at Seton hall, 8 p.m., FS1 San Diego St. at Saint Mary’s (Calif.), 10 p.m., ESPNU Golf PGA Tour, Northern Trust Open, first round, 4 p.m., TGC Women’s basketball West Virginia at Oklahoma, 6 p.m., FS1 Illinois at Iowa, 8 p.m., BTN

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Wednesday’s Results Memphis 86, Orlando 81 Dallas 81, Indiana 73 Toronto 104, Atlanta 83 Brooklyn 105, Charlotte 89 San Antonio 104, Boston 92 Cleveland 93, Detroit 89 Sacramento 106, New York 101, OT Minnesota 117, Denver 90 Houston 113, Washington 112 New Orleans 102, Milwaukee 98 Philadelphia at Utah (n) Miami at Golden State (n) Portland at L.A. Clippers (n) Thursday’s Games Brooklyn at Bulls, 7 p.m. Oklahoma City at L.A. Lakers, 9:30 p.m. All-Star break begins

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SOCHI, Russia – Maxim Trankov hopes young figure skaters all over Russia will take inspiration from what he and Tatiana Volosozhar accomplished at the Olympics. The two restored the country to the pinnacle of pairs Wednesday, and their teammates made it almost total domination. Volosozhar and Trankov won gold, while Ksenia Stolbova and Fedor Klimov took silver. “I think tonight all of the country will celebrate this beautiful victory,” Trankov said. Russia or the Soviet Union had won gold in 12 straight Olympics in pairs before the streak ended four years ago, when the Russians failed to take home any medal in the event. In the stands for both days of the competition in Sochi was the pair who started it all: Ludmila Belousova and Oleg Protopopov, the Olympic champions in 1964 and ’68. Trankov and Volosozhar rose to the top of the sport at the perfect time, winning the 2013 world championship. A new generation of Russian figure skating hopefuls will now look up to the two pairs who stood atop the podium Wednesday. Volosozhar and Trankov scored 152.69 points to finish with 236.86, 18.18 ahead of their teammates. Stolbova and Kli-

Through Wednesday (32 of 98 medal events) Nation G S B Norway 4 3 5 Canada 4 4 2 Netherlands 4 2 4 United States 3 1 5 Russia 2 4 3 Germany 6 1 1 Austria 1 4 0 Switzerland 3 0 1 Slovenia 1 1 2 Sweden 0 3 1

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Elena’s angels

Lockport writer publishes second story in ‘Chicken Soup for the Soul’ series

By DENISE M. BARAN–UNLAND dunland@shawmedia.com LOCKPORT – One day in 2001, when Elena Winters, then 9, was home recovering from a ruptured brain aneurysm, she called for her mother, Kim Winters, because the angels were singing too loudly and she couldn’t sleep, Winters said. Elena’s words took her mother aback, Kim Winters said. “We went to church regularly but we’re not an angel family,” Kim Winters, of Lockport, said. “I tried to rationalize myself out of it.” “Elena’s Angels” is featured in “Chicken Soup for the Soul: Miracles Happen: 101 Inspirational Stories about Hope, Answered Prayers, and Divine Intervention,” which was released Feb. 4. This is the second time an “Elena” story has appeared in the popular motivational series. Two years ago, Kim Winters wrote about her experiences as a round-the-clock caregiver for “Chicken Soup for the Soul: Family Caregivers: 101 Stories of Love, Sacrifice, and Bonding.” Although many years have passed since the angel incident, Kim Winters felt the time had come to share it. “It’s a story about hope,” she said. “It’s not just about us alone in the world. Even though life throws obstacles in our way, there are individuals in our lives that can lift us up. If you look, the signs are there.” Not until Elena, now 22, was 5 years old did her mother know this daughter was a primordial dwarf; she had mistakenly assumed Elena,

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Kim Winters of Lockport is caretaker for her daughter Elena Winters. Elena, a primordial dwarf, is an aneurysm survivor and is currently battling a progressive neurological disorder and kidney failure. whom Kim Winters adopted from Korea when she was 21 months, was simply small for her age. Kim Winters’ oldest daughter had been premature so she thought Elena just needed some time to catch up. In addition to the small stature – Elena is just 37 inches tall – this rare subtype of dwarfism can bring a slew of vascular and endocrine problems, Kim Winters said, and that has been true for Elena, who suffers from both. Following the rupture, Ele-

na spent three months in the hospital and another month at in-patient rehabilitation before returning home to complete her recovery, Kim Winters said. Elena’s medical professionals said that Elena might experience hallucinations while her brain repaired itself, something her mother had witnessed firsthand during Elena’s fever-induced delirium, she said. However, Elena was past the crisis stage; she spoke with conviction, Kim Winters

said. “She was learning how to be 9 again. It had not occurred to her that she could ask them to let her sleep,” Kim Winters said. “So I gave her suggestions on how to quiet them down.” As Elena continued recovering, these child-sized angels remained in her room, loudly singing Elena’s favorite hymns. It was, Kim Winters said, a very different experience than the fever-induced imaginings of Elena’s recent past. “This was more than cool,” Kim Winters said. “It was reassuring to know that she had this kind of squad or cheering section or protection, whatever it was. She had been through a roller coaster of recovery. She survived multiple brain surgeries and procedures after the rupture. She had stood on death’s door yet

she was saved from walking through it. Her details were so specific. Who makes up kidsized angels?” Recounting the story helped Kim Winters, too. A writer, she has several young adult fantasy books in progress, blogs at kimwinters. blogspot.com and leads a monthly teen writers group at the Lockport Public Library. She spends most of her time, as she stated on her blog, as Elena’s “healthcare manager, chauffeur, personal assistant, activity coordinator, advocate and cheerleader.” Kim Winters also is Elena’s personal chef, as Elena can only eat “kidney friendly meals.” “I don’t have a lot of time to write,” said Kim Winters, who occasionally feels frustrated at her inability to carve time for her own projects, “so I was grateful that someone felt it was worth reading on that kind of platform. I hope people are inspired by it. Elena’s my inspiration. For her, the glass is always half full. She lifts us up.” Elena no longer recalls the angel incident. She now has moyamoya, a progressive neurological disorder caused by artery constriction in her brain, Kim Winters said. Last year, Elena’s kidneys failed, so Elena now receives twice-aweek dialysis treatments and is on a transplant list awaiting an adult kidney, Winters said. So what happened to the angels? “One day they were gone,” Kim Winters said. “They told her they had to help another child, that she could now do this on her own, that she was fine. And she was.”

IT’S A STORY ABOUT HOPE. IT’S NOT JUST ABOUT US ALONE IN THE WORLD. EVEN THOUGH LIFE THROWS OBSTACLES IN OUR WAY, THERE ARE INDIVIDUALS IN OUR LIVES THAT CAN LIFT US UP. IF YOU LOOK, THE SIGNS ARE THERE.” Kim Winters, of Lockport, mother of Elena Winters and author


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BETHLEHEM LUTHERAN CHURCH (E.L.C.A.) 131 Years of Mission and Ministry, 412 East Benton, Joliet, IL. 40432-2456 815-726-4461 www.blcjoliet.com (Communion First & Third Sundays) Choir Rehearsal - 8:30 a.m. Children’s Sunday School - 8:30 a.m. Sunday Church Worship - 9:30 a.m. Weekday Adult Bible Study Wed. - 10:00 a.m. Pastor Timothy Linstrom

MESSIAH LUTHERAN CHURCH L.C.M.C. Jefferson St. & Houbolt Rd., Joliet 815.741.4488 Sunday Morning Worship: 8:00 & 9:30 Traditional 11:00 Family Praise & Worship Sunday School: 9:30 Christian Education for Adults & Children

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FIRST CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE 12725 Bell Road, Lemont 708-349-0454 • www.clnaz.org Pastor Brian Wangler Sunday Worship 8:30 & 11:00 a.m. Sunday School/Bible Study for all ages 9:45 a.m. Saturday Worship 6 p.m. Nursery & Children’s Programs Nazarene Recreation • Nazarene Arts Academy Nazarene Preschool

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1st CONGREGATIONAL UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST God is Still Speaking 700 E. 9th St., Lockport • 815-838-2091 www.lockportucc.org Sun..: 8:30 a.m. Adult Ed.; 9:30 a.m. Traditional Worship 11:30 a.m. Contemporary Worship Children/Youth Ed./Nursery 10:30 a.m. Fellowship

FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 1000 S. Washington Street, Lockport (815) 838-1017 Rev. Joseph Kim, Pastor Sunday School 9:00 Young Womens Club 9:00 Worship 10:30 Coffee hour after worship Handicap Accessible Open Hearts. Open Minds. Open Doors. Email: lumclockport@ameritech.net www.lumclockport,org

ST. JOHN THE EVANGELIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH LOCKPORT Sunday Service Schedule: 8:00 a.m. & 10:30 a.m. Formation 9:15 a.m. Weekday Services: Wed. 9:30 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. 312 East 11th Street, Lockport Phone: 815-834-1168 www.stjohns-lockport-il.org

CHURCH OF ST. ANTHONY 100 N. Scott St., Joliet, IL 60432 815-722-1057 Weekday Masses 12:05pm Sunday Mass 9:30am Saturday Mass 4:00pm Holydays 12:05pm Our Mother of Perpetual Help Novena adoration following novena Every Tuesday following 12:05pm Mass Please Join Us! NEW PRAYER GARDEN COME SEE AFTER MASS Handicap Accessible

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The Joliet City Center Lutheran Parish 143rd Year of Faith & Service in Missouri Synod Downtown Joliet 310 N. Broadway, Joliet 55 W. Benton St., Joliet 60432 (815) 722-3567 (at Ottawa st.) www.stpeterjoliet.org (815) 722-4800 • firstsantacruz.org www.stpeterschool-joliet.org The Rev. Keith Forni, STS, Pastor Sunday Service at 8:00 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. 9:00am Sunday Holy Communion 10:00am Sunday School / Bible Study Sunday School and Bible Class at 9:30 a.m. Sunday Service on WJOL 1340 AM at 10 a.m. 11:00am Misa Bilingüe The Reverend Karl Hess, Pastor Tues. 10:00am Morning Prayer & Bible Study Wed. 2:00pm-4:00pm Blessing Bench Food Pantry 416 N. Chicago St., Joliet • 815-727-9378 Members of Evangelical Saturday 4:00pm Lutheran Church Sunday 8:30, 10:00 & 11:30am in America & Lutheran CORE Weekdays 8:30am • www.stjosephjoliet.org

LEMONT UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 25 W. Custer, Lemont Church Phone & Prayer Hotline 630-257-5210 Rev. Kelly Van Sunday Worship 8:30 and 10:45 a.m. Happy Hands Methodist Pre-School 630-257-3112 lemontumc@gmail.com

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The Joliet Jewish congregation potluck has been rescheduled for Feb. 28. Services will begin at 6 p.m., followed by dairy potluck at 7 p.m. RSVP to 815-7414600. Please note Feb. 15 date change because of scheduling conflicts.

St. Paul the Apostle held social studies fair JOLIET – St. Paul the Apostle Catholic School seventh- and eighth-grade students researched, designed and created models of various worldwide landmarks for the school’s biannual social studies fair held at the school’s open house in January. Students were required to research the overall significance of their chosen landmark, as well as construction and design attributes. The students built model replicas of their landmarks and assembled display boards containing interesting facts and photos for exhibit at the fair. Classroom presentations were given by all participating students the week before the event explaining their findings.

Spaghetti dinner to be held Saturday CrossRoads Community Church is having a spaghetti dinner fundraiser from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday at 1501 S Gougar Road, New Lenox.

It is a fundraiser for the Manna Food Pantry Program. Dine-in or carry-out. $7 a ticket or children under 10, $4. Gluten-free pasta is available. Contact Vickey J. Eisenbeis at 815-462-7700.

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College offers course in zombies, apocalypse MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. – Some Central Michigan University students are getting schooled in the undead this semester, thanks to a religion course that’s exploring apocalyptic themes in biblical texts, literature and pop culture. Philosophy and religion faculty member Kelly Murphy said she always wanted to teach a course on apocalyptic literature, and she is a fan of AMC’s TV show “The Walking Dead.” The result is Murphy’s class, which is called “From Revelation to ‘The Walking Dead.’ ” “Thinking about the end and imagining life in a different way is something that humans have always done,” Murphy said in a university release. Murphy’s class will discuss biblical texts, review popular novels and watch clips from movies such as “Shaun of the Dead” and “28 Days Later.” Students also will discuss hypothetical ethical and theological problems that people could encounter in a post-apocalyptic world.

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Eric Temple Bell, a mathematician and science fiction writer who was born in Scotland but lived most of his life in the United States, said, “Euclid taught me that without assumptions there is no proof. Therefore, in any argument, examine the assumptions.” That certainly applies at the bridge table. During any deal, each participant makes assumptions based on the bidding and cards played. The more accurate these assumptions, the more likely that person is to win. When this deal was originally played, West made an assumption that proved to be invalid and cost his partnership a game contract. After West opened one spade and two passes followed, South leapt straight to four hearts, the contract that he hoped he could make. West led the diamond queen. East overtook with his ace, dropping South’s king. Then East shifted to the spade jack. When South played low, West, assuming that his partner had a second spade, encouraged with his 10. Now East did the best he could by shifting to a club. Perhaps West could ruff, or maybe this would cut South off from the dummy. Here, though, declarer won with dummy’s ace, played a heart to his ace, returned the trump three to dummy’s eight, and ran the clubs for an overtrick. West did not need to assume that East had two spades. It could not have cost to overtake the spade jack with his queen and cash the spade ace. Then he would have given East a spade ruff to defeat the contract.


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DEAR ABBY Jeanne Phillips Certainly not. Your husband’s comment illustrates the importance of keeping one’s mouth firmly shut if one can’t think of something helpful or supportive to say. It almost appears that he is angry at you for the questionable test result. I can’t blame you for not wanting to upset your already stressed family at this point, but if more testing confirms that you, too, have breast cancer, I think it’s important that you let them know – especially your sisters, who might want to be screened sooner than later. I hope your husband’s apparent inability to support you emotionally during this difficult time is an aberration, but if it’s not, you will need to find support elsewhere. Dear Abby: About 15 years ago I committed a crime against a

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Proper posture, position at desk prevents neck pain Dear Doctor K: I spend most of my day at my desk. Can you describe the correct ergonomics to help reduce my neck pain? Dear Reader: I’m glad you asked, because I’ve spent all of this day writing my columns, and my neck hurts. I’m not very good at following the advice I’m about to give you. For readers not familiar with the term, “ergonomics” is the science of using our bodies (primarily bones and muscles) for a particular task in the safest and most efficient way. It teaches us about how best to arrange our homes and workplaces. If, like me, you spend much of the day at your desk, good ergonomics means setting up your chair, desk and computer in a way that encourages healthy neck and back positioning. When working at your computer or desk, keep your head balanced directly over your spine as much as possible. Set your chair height so both your feet can rest on the ground. Sit with your buttocks far back in your chair, using a small pillow to support your lower back if needed. (I’ve put a detailed illustration of an “ergonomically friendly” workspace on my

ASK DOCTOR K Anthony L. Komaroff website, AskDoctorK.com.) No matter how perfect your office-chair posture, it’s important to get up and move around every half-hour. Prolonged sitting has been linked to worsening of neck pain. Stretching can help, too. Shrug your shoulders up and down, or lean your head to each side while pulling the opposite shoulder down. I’ve done that today between writing each column. It loosens up the body and clears the mind. If you spend a lot of time on the phone, avoid leaning your head to one side. This is also important when you use a cellphone even if you aren’t sitting at your desk while you speak. A headset, earbuds or speakerphone are good options to help keep your head in a stress-free position for handsfree talking. Sit up straight when reading. Hold the document or book up so you don’t need to bend over. Use your armrests to help support it. Or use a document

holder that props the material upright if you are reading or typing from a written document at your desk. For writing, adjust your chair and desk so you needn’t bend over. Or place your paper on a slant board that raises it slightly off the desk and keeps it at a comfortable angle. What we do with our bodies each day has changed greatly in the past century. A century ago, most of us in the United States worked on farms. We were outdoors all day. The work typically required more physical movement and more strength than is required of us today – and it was more likely to produce major injuries. Yet much of that work, too, involved lots of repetitive motions, and there were no ergonomic scientists to help. But the people who figured out which way of performing those repetitive motions seemed easiest on their bodies also felt better at the end of the day.

• Dr. Komaroff is a physician and professor at Harvard Medical School. Visit www.AskDoctorK.com to send questions and get additional information.

Dr. Wallace: I’ve got a very serious problem, and I really need your advice. I make promises with family members and close friends, and then I break these promises. This has caused a lot of friction with people I love. Please tell me what I can do to stop breaking promises. Last week, my best friend told me that she was going to buy a purple sweater for her boyfriend’s 17th birthday. She made me promise that I wouldn’t tell her boyfriend because she really wanted it to be a big surprise. I didn’t keep my promise. Her boyfriend and I attend the same church, and last Sunday we were talking after the services. Since his birthday was only four days away, I told him, “Happy Birthday” and he said thanks. I then said that his girlfriend had bought him a really nice gift. He then said, “I hope she didn’t spend a lot of money.” Then I said that she probably did because it was a really nice sweater. Well, when my best friend found out that I broke my promise, she was livid, and said our friendship is over. I’m sure we will patch things up at a later time, but before we do, I want to be positive I will never break another promise to anyone ever again. Please help me. – Nameless, Orange County, Calif. Dear Nameless: Everyone breaks a promise occasionally, but in your case it’s a regular habit. What are the consequences of a stream of broken promises? • You annoy, anger, hurt and often alienate the people around you. Friends get angry because they counted on you and are hurt because they take the broken promise as a personal dig.

’TWEEN 12 & 20 Robert Wallace • You create constant anxiety for yourself. When you promise to do something with two different people for the same night, you may feel you’ve bought yourself some time to smooth out the situation. But you’ve also given yourself the worry of how to wriggle out of it. It isn’t easy to change this pattern of undependability. Psychologist Bernard Dunne of Smithtown, N.Y., urges that you begin trying to confront issues on the basis of how you really feel and learn to take the consequences immediately. This doesn’t mean you should yawn in someone’s face and tell her she’s boring. It does mean thinking twice before promising to call her later in order to avoid talking to her now. Beyond that, the solution is simply not to make any more promises that you don’t fully intend to keep. Dr. Wallace: I’m really attracted to a certain boy at school. I have been doing everything I can to attract his attention, but nothing works because he is very shy. I smile at him in the hall when we pass, but all he does is stare at me. What should I do? Do you think that he is telling me to buzz off? – Nameless, Moline Dear Nameless: It could be, but you’ll never know unless you have a chance to talk with him. The next time you meet him face to face in the hall, walk up to him and say that you would like to know him better, and ask him to call you within a day or two. • Email Dr. Robert Wallace at rwallace@ galesburg.net.

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my sister “Kathy” was diagnosed with breast cancer. She underwent a double mastectomy, chemo and radiation, and will begin reconstructive surgery soon. Because of her diagnosis she encouraged me to visit my doctor for an exam. When I did, they found a lump, which needs further testing. I have chosen not to share this with my family because my sisters and parents have been deeply affected by Kathy’s diagnosis, and I don’t want to cause them needless worry. My husband is angry and he said that because Kathy is their favorite they wouldn’t be concerned anyway. I thought it was insensitive and cruel to me, but more to the point, I felt he wasn’t thinking about how upset my doing so might make my family. Am I wrong to feel this way? – Needs Further Testing

woman I cared about. I have felt guilt and remorse about it ever since. I can’t speak to her or have any contact with her. I would like to tell her I’m sorry for what happened. I have beaten myself up over this and thought about suicide. What do I do? Please help, Abby. – So Sorry In St. Joseph, Mo. Dear So Sorry: The first thing you must do is talk with a mental health professional about your suicidal thoughts. Once you have been stabilized, you should then understand that you may have been forbidden to contact your former friend because what you did was so traumatic that it could cause her to relive the incident, which could further victimize her. If you’re looking for forgiveness, forgive YOURSELF and move on – but leave her out of it.

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The Washington Post What if Johannes Vermeer were a machine? That’s the question posed by Tim Jenison in “Tim’s Vermeer,” a highly watchable documentary about Jenison’s obsessive investigation into how the 17th-century Dutch painter was able to paint with such verisimilitude and luminosity. In the course of Jenison’s five-year odyssey, the inventor, video engineer and unapologetic non-painter attempts to create, by hand, a painted replica of Vermeer’s “The Music Lesson.” He’s not interested in copying the painting itself. Jenison saw the original once, when he was granted a 30-minute viewing by Queen Elizabeth II, who owns it. Nor is he interested in making a copy from a printed reproduction. Instead, Jenison actually builds a scale model of Vermeer’s studio and fills it with life-size replicas of every stick of furniture, as well as human models, in the painting. He’s interested in painting exactly what – and possibly how – Vermeer painted. Jenison’s theory is that the artist used readily available 17th-century technology to help him create his art: specifically, a room-size projector, known as a camera obscura, to translate the three-dimensional scene in his studio into a two-dimensional image on a flat surface. This is not the first time someone has alleged that Vermeer may have used such a device. Most notably and controversially, painter David Hockney and author Philip Steadman have both put forth this argument. But Jenison takes their speculation a couple of steps further, building a

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Tim Jenison in “Tim’s Vermeer,” a highly watchable documentary about Jenison’s investigation into the painter’s work. souped-up camera obscura that eliminates some of that antique technology’s inherent drawbacks – reduction in image brightness, for one thing – and introducing a second tool: an small yet ingenious mirror that allows Jenison to compare the projected image with the picture he’s painting of it. (And yes, mirrors were available in the 1600s.) Directed by Teller of the magic duo Penn and Teller, and written and narrated by his partner, Penn Jillette, the movie puts forth an utterly fascinating and fairly compelling argument, not to mention the question: Was Vermeer less genius than geek? Put another way, if an unartistic tinkerer like Jenison can produce a reasonable facsimile of “The Music Les-

son” using so-called trickery, is it not also reasonable to ask whether Vermeer himself might have availed himself of those same tricks? The film can’t offer proof that he did, but it’s intriguing enough to sway even skeptics. The one drawback of “Tim’s Vermeer” is that we can’t see the finished product of Jenison’s labors in the flesh, though on camera his “Vermeer” comes across as remarkably close to the original. Hockney, who is shown inspecting it with Steadman, pronounces it “better” than the original, which sounds slightly fishy. What he means, of course, is that it’s too good a copy, too precisely rendered. At another point, someone refers to Jenison’s painting as a “dead ringer”

for Vermeer, which may inadvertently be closer to the truth, at least judging by the glimpses we’re shown of details of Jenison’s painting. In those close-ups, Jenison’s paint handling looks tight and somewhat lifeless: soul sacrificed for precision. Without seeing the two pictures side by side and in person, it’s hard to judge. “Tim’s Vermeer” makes a convincing case that Vermeer could have painted the way Jenison says he did. It also makes a pretty powerful ancillary point: that some people are both geniuses and geeks.

• “Tim’s Vermeer” received three out of four stars. The film runs 80 minutes and is rated PG-13 for strong language.


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PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS EASTERN DIVISION U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR STRUCTURED ASSET INVESTMENT LOAN TRUST MORTGAGE PASSTHROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2005-5 Plaintiff, -v.RAUL FLORES, et al Defendants JUDGE JOHN Z. LEE 1 : 13 CV 1148 NOTICE OF SPECIAL COMMISSIONER'S SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on September 11, 2013, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, Special Commissioner appointed herein,will at

appo 9:30 AM on March 6, 2014, at the office of Attorneys' Title Guaranty Fund Inc., One Old Frankfort Way, Suite 9, FRANKFORT, IL, 60423, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 511 PASADENA AVE, Crest Hill, IL 60403 Property Index No. 11-04-33104-033-0000 / 11-04-33-104034-0000. The real estate is improved with a single family residence. The judgment amount was $251,551.41. 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 in-

ify formation. 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 151701(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 C14-96631. THE JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, Chicago, IL 606064650 (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. C14-96631 Case Number: 1 : 13 CV 1148 TJSC#: 34-1111 NOTE: Pursuant to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, you are

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PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 12TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT WILL COUNTY STATE OF ILLINOIS ESTATE OF ERNEST G. MORRIS, DECEASED 08 P 547 Notice is given of the death of the above named decedent. Letters of Office were issued to DERRICK MORRIS, P.O. BOX 274 COVERT, MICHIGAN, 49043 AND P.O. BOX M-140 HWY., COVERT , MICHIGAN 49043, as Independent Administrator, whose attorney is NICHOLAS C. SYREGELAS, THE LAW OFFICES OF NICHOLAS C. SYREGELAS, 19 NORTH GREEN STREET, CHICAGO, ILLINOIS 60607.

Notice is given to DERRICK MORRIS, ETHAN D. MORRIS, BARRY C. MORRIS, AND ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN HEIRS & LEGATEES, Heirs of the Decedent whose names or addresses were not stated in the petition for independent administration that an order was entered on AUGUST 8, 2008, granting independent administration of the estate. This means that the administrator will not have to obtain court orders of filed estate papers in court during probate. The estate will be administered without court supervision unless interested persons ask the court to become involved. Claims against the estate may be filed in the Office of the Clerk Pamela J. McGuire Clerk of the Court 57 N. Ottawa Street Joliet, IL 60432 or with the representative, or both, on or before AUGUST 13, 2014, or, if mailing or delivery of a notice from the representative is required by section 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 10 days after it has been filed. NICHOLAS C. SYREGELAS THE LAW OFFICES OF NICHOLAS C. SYREGELAS 19 NORTH GREEN STREET CHICAGO, ILLINOIS 60607 I590362 (Published in the Herald-News February 13, 20, 27, 2014)

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PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS EASTERN DIVISION U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR STRUCTURED ASSET INVESTMENT LOAN TRUST MORTGAGE PASSTHROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2005-5 Plaintiff, -v.RAUL FLORES, et al Defendants JUDGE JOHN Z. LEE 1 : 13 CV 1148 NOTICE OF SPECIAL COMMISSIONER'S SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on September 11, 2013, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, Special Commissioner appointed herein,will at 9:30 AM on March 6, 2014, at the office of Attorneys' Title Guaranty Fund Inc., One Old Frankfort Way, Suite 9, FRANKFORT, IL, 60423, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: THE EAST 35 FEET OF LOT 10, ALSO LOT 9 (EXCEPT THE EAST 40.50 FEET) IN CAPITAL CRES ACRES, A SUBDIVISION OF SECTION 33, TOWNSHIP 36 NORTH, RANGE 10, EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED FEBRUARY 6, 1964, AS DOCU-

MENT NUMBER 1002555, IN WILL COUNTY, ILLINOIS. Commonly known as 511 PASADENA AVE, Crest Hill, IL 60403 Property Index No. 11-04-33104-033-0000 / 11-04-33-104034-0000. The real estate is improved with a single family residence. The judgment amount was $251,551.41. 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 re-

ga quired 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 151701(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 C14-96631. THE JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, Chicago, IL 606064650 (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. C14-96631 Case Number: 1 : 13 CV 1148 TJSC#: 34-1111 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

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pe deed be issued if the real estate is not redeemed from the sale. The real estate is described as follows, to wit: 02-33-408-009-0000 and was sold on 11/21/2011, for general taxes for the year 2010. The period of redemption will expire on 06/03/2014. PRAIRIE STATE SECURITIES, LLC PETITIONER

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CLAIM NOTICE NOTICE IS GIVEN to creditors of the death of Melvin C. Rull, of Joliet, Illinois on October 21, 2013. On February 10, 2014, Letters of Office were issued to Matthew James Rull, whose address is 23057 Benet Lane, Plainfield, Illinois 60586, as Independent Executor, whose attorney of record is Bradley S. McCann, of Spesia & Ayers, 1415 Black Road, Joliet, Illinois 60345. Claims against the estate may be filed in the Office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court at the Will County Courthouse, 14 W. Jefferson Street, Joliet, Illinois 60432 or with the representative, or both, on or before the 13th day of August, 2014, or if mailing or delivery of a notice from the representative is required by Sec. 18-3 (755 ILCS 5/18-3) of the Probate Act of 1975, the date stated in that notice. Any claim not filed on or before that date is barred. Copies of 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. Matthew James Rull Independent Executor of the Estate of Melvin C. Rull, Deceased By: Bradley S. McCann Spesia & Ayers Attorney for Estate 1415 Black Road Joliet, IL 60435 815/726-4311

LEGAL NOTICE CERTIFICATE NUMBER: 10-01142 TO: PRAIRIE STATE SECURITIES LLC CITIBANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION AS SUCCESSOR TO CITIBANK (SOUTH DAKOTA) NA ASSET ACCEPTANCE LLC ONEMAIN FINANCIAL AS SUCCESSOR TO CITIFINANCIAL SERVICES, INC FKA COMMERCIAL CREDIT LOANS CITIFINANCIAL SERVICES INC GENERAL FINANCE CORPORATION JESSE WHITE DUANE MALNAR RITA MALNAR ,AND ALL UNKNOWN OWNERS, OCCUPANTS, BENEFICIARIES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, OR PARTIES INTERESTED. A Petition for Tax Deed on the premises described below has been filed in the Circuit Court of WILL County, Illinois, as Case Number 13-TX-406. On 06/30/2014, at 9:00 AM, the Petitioner will make application to such Court in JOLIET, Illinois, for an Order on the petition that a tax deed be issued if the real estate is not redeemed from the sale. The real estate is described as follows, to wit: 04-33-309-008-0000 and was sold on 11/21/2011, for general taxes for the year 2010. The period of redemption will expire on 06/03/2014.

WILL County, Illinois, as Case Number 13-TX-407. On 06/30/2014, at 9:00 AM, the Petitioner will make application to such Court in JOLIET, Illinois, for an Order on the petition that a tax deed be issued if the real estate is not redeemed from the sale. The real estate is described as follows, to wit: 05-03-201-015-0000 and was sold on 11/21/2011, for general taxes for the year 2010. The period of redemption will expire on 06/03/2014.

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TO: ROBERT AEGERTER SUSAN AEGERTER TO: RICKY NIES JR LAURA HOWELL JONATHAN NIES KIMBERLY HOWELL TANYA NIES TCF NATIONAL BANK MEREDITH MURPHY TCF NATIONAL BANK THE FIRST NATIONAL BANK OF EQUABLE ASCENT FINANCIAL OTTAWA LLC MIDTAX INC JESSE WHITE MIDLAND FUNDING LLC ,AND ALL UNKNOWN OWNERS, CAPITAL ONE BANK (USA), NAOCCUPANTS, BENEFICIARIES, TIONAL HEIRS, DEVISEES, OR PARTIES INASSOCIATION SUCCESSOR IN TERESTED. A Petition for Tax Deed INTEREST TO CAPITAL ONE BANK on the premises described below SI RESOURCES LLC has been filed in the Circuit Court of WILL County, Illinois, as Case ,AND ALL UNKNOWN OWNERS, Number 13-TX-405. On OCCUPANTS, BENEFICIARIES, 06/30/2014, at 9:00 AM, the Pe- HEIRS, DEVISEES, OR PARTIES INtitioner will make application to TERESTED . A Petition for Tax Deed such Court in JOLIET, Illinois, for on the premises described below an Order on the petition that a tax has been filed in the Circuit Court of

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TO: DONAL YOUNG CARMEL FINANCIAL CORPORATION INC TO: INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE JOHN CONTOS UNITED STATES ATTORNEY TAMMY CONTOS ONEMAIN FINANCIAL AS SUC- GENERAL UNITED STATES DISTRICT ATCESSOR TO CITIFINANCIAL SERTORNEY VICES, INC CREDIT ACCEPTANCE CORPOCITIFINANCIAL SERVICES INC RATION MIDTAX INC ARDEWN FUND 3 LLC ,AND ALL UNKNOWN OWNERS, OCCUPANTS, BENEFICIARIES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, OR PARTIES INTERESTED . A Petition for Tax Deed on the premises described below has been filed in the Circuit Court of WILL County, Illinois, as Case Number 13-TX-408. On 06/30/2014, at 9:00 AM, the Petitioner will make application to such Court in JOLIET, Illinois, for an Order on the petition that a tax deed be issued if the real estate is not redeemed from the sale. The real estate is described as follows, to wit: 07-17-213-017-0000 and was sold on 11/21/2011, for general taxes for the year 2010. The period of redemption will expire on 06/03/2014. WHITE OAK SECURITIES, LLC PETITIONER

LEGAL NOTICE CERTIFICATE NUMBER: 10-02931 TO: ZACHARY VENKUS DELIA GONZALEZ TCF MORTGAGE CORPORATION JESSE WHITE US BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION PARKVIEW ESTATES NEW LENOX TOWNHOME OWNERS ASSOCIATION I LUZ GARCIA MIDTAX INC ,AND ALL UNKNOWN OWNERS, OCCUPANTS, BENEFICIARIES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, OR PARTIES INTERESTED . A Petition for Tax Deed on the premises described below has been filed in the Circuit Court of WILL County, Illinois, as Case Number 13-TX-409. On 06/30/2014, at 9:00 AM, the Petitioner will make application to

,AND ALL UNKNOWN OWNERS, OCCUPANTS, BENEFICIARIES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, OR PARTIES INTERESTED . A Petition for Tax Deed on the premises described below has been filed in the Circuit Court of WILL County, Illinois, as Case Number 13-TX-410. On 06/30/2014, at 9:00 AM, the Pe-

LLC 14-13-207-020-0000 PRAIRIE STATE SECURITIES, LLC and was sold on 11/22/2011, for PETITIONER PETITIONER general taxes for the year 2010. The period of redemption will expire (Published in the Herald-News on 06/03/2014. (Published in the Herald-News February 12, 13, 14, 2014. February 12, 13, 14, 2014. HN125) WHITE OAK SECURITIES, LLC HN130) PETITIONER (Published in the Herald-News February 12, 13, 14, 2014. HN134)

LEGAL NOTICE CERTIFICATE NUMBER: 10-03745 TO: EMERALD MANAGEMENT INC DAMIEN RHEAMES TASHA HICKS ,AND ALL UNKNOWN OWNERS, OCCUPANTS, BENEFICIARIES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, OR PARTIES INTERESTED . A Petition for Tax Deed on the premises described below has been filed in the Circuit Court of WILL County, Illinois, as Case Number 13-TX-411. On 06/30/2014, at 9:00 AM, the Petitioner will make application to such Court in JOLIET, Illinois, for an Order on the petition that a tax deed be issued if the real estate is not redeemed from the sale. The real estate is described as follows, to wit:

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titioner will make application to such Court in JOLIET, Illinois, for an Order on the petition that a tax deed be issued if the real estate is not redeemed from the sale. The real estate is described as follows, to wit: 14-13-101-026-0000 and was sold on 11/22/2011, for general taxes for the year 2010. The period of redemption will expire on 06/03/2014.

(Published in the Herald-News PRAIRIE STATE SECURITIES, LLC February 12, 13, 14, 2014. (Published in the Herald-News PETITIONER HN129) February 12, 13, 14, 2014. HN133) (Published in the Herald-News February 12, 13, 14, 2014. PUBLIC NOTICE HN128)

PRAIRIE STATE SECURITIES, LLC PETITIONER (Published in the Herald-News (Published in the Herald-News February 12, 13, 14, 2014. February 13, 20, 27, 2014. (Published in the Herald-News HN132) HN137) February 12, 13, 14, 2014. HN127)

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applic such Court in JOLIET, Illinois, for an Order on the petition that a tax deed be issued if the real estate is not redeemed from the sale. The real estate is described as follows, to wit: 08-29-401-042-0000 and was sold on 11/22/2011, for general taxes for the year 2010. The period of redemption will expire on 06/03/2014.

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TO: ERIC POWELL STATE OF ILLINOIS HEALTHCARE TO: AND FAMILY SERVICES BRUNO MENDIA MYRNA OLIVER ILLINOIS ATTORNEY GENERAL ILLINOIS DEPARTMENT OF REVBECKWITH COMMUNITY ASSOENUE CIATION INC WOODS COVE III LLC VILLAGE OF CRETE WOODS COVE III LLC SABRE INVESTMENTS LLC

TO: MELISSA MARTIN ABAYOMI MARTIN MTAG SERV CUST/ATCFH IL LLC ,AND ALL UNKNOWN OWNERS, II OCCUPANTS, BENEFICIARIES, ,AND ALL UNKNOWN OWNERS, HEIRS, DEVISEES, OR PARTIES INOCCUPANTS, BENEFICIARIES, TERESTED. A Petition for Tax Deed HEIRS, DEVISEES, OR PARTIES IN- on the premises described below TERESTED . A Petition for Tax Deed has been filed in the Circuit Court of on the premises described below WILL County, Illinois, as Case has been filed in the Circuit Court of Number 13-TX-413. On WILL County, Illinois, as Case 06/30/2014, at 9:00 AM, the PeNumber 13-TX-412. On titioner will make application to 06/30/2014, at 9:00 AM, the Pe- such Court in JOLIET, Illinois, for titioner will make application to an Order on the petition that a tax such Court in JOLIET, Illinois, for deed be issued if the real estate is an Order on the petition that a tax not redeemed from the sale. The deed be issued if the real estate is real estate is described as follows, not redeemed from the sale. The to wit: real estate is described as follows, 14-13-413-008-0000 to wit: and was sold on 11/22/2011, for 14-13-408-007-0000 general taxes for the year 2010. and was sold on 11/22/2011, for The period of redemption will expire general taxes for the year 2010. on 06/03/2014. The period of redemption will expire on 06/03/2014. LAND OF LINCOLN SECURITIES,

,AND ALL UNKNOWN OWNERS, OCCUPANTS, BENEFICIARIES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, OR PARTIES INTERESTED. A Petition for Tax Deed on the premises described below has been filed in the Circuit Court of WILL County, Illinois, as Case Number 13-TX-414. On 06/30/2014, at 9:00 AM, the Petitioner will make application to such Court in JOLIET, Illinois, for an Order on the petition that a tax deed be issued if the real estate is not redeemed from the sale. The real estate is described as follows, to wit: 15-03-413-019-0000 and was sold on 11/22/2011, for general taxes for the year 2010. The period of redemption will expire on 06/03/2014. PRAIRIE STATE SECURITIES, LLC

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