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By BRIAN STANLEY bstanley@shawmedia.com LOCKPORT – So this guy walks into a bar with a tiger on a leash ... It sounds like the setup to a joke, but police aren’t laughing after taking reports that John Basile has brought a Siberian Tiger to several bars recently. Basile, 57, of the 14800 block of Farrell Road, operates the Big Run Wolf Ranch, a nonprofit, federally licensed ranch for large North American animals such as bears and wolves. Basile recently acquired Shere Khan, a Siberian Tiger cub, who is expected to grow to be 6-and-a-half feet long and weigh 450 pounds. At 7:33 p.m. Feb. 16, a police officer saw Basile walking the tiger on a leash down

Ninth Street, said Chief Terry Lemming. “After 32 years in law enforcement, I thought I had seen and heard everything,” Lemming said Tuesday. “Taking your tiger for a walk downtown on a wintry day.” Officers spoke with Basile and convinced him to put the tiger in a cage. One source said Basile and Shere Khan had been inside Uncle Ritchie’s Bar on Ninth Street beforehand. While it does not appear there is a city ordinance specifically against walking with a tiger, Lemming said tigers are considered dangerous animals. But Basile has an animal exhibitor’s license and police were unsure if having that authority for a public event would allow him to

walk it down the street, Lemming said. After police consulted with the Will County State’s Attorney’s office, Basile was charged Monday with three misdemeanors: reckless conduct, disorderly conduct and possession of a dangerous animal. “While we were looking into possible charges, officers spoke with a woman who claimed the tiger bit her in Uncle Ritchie’s on Dec. 14, 2013,” Lemming said. Police reports do not indicate the woman sought medical treatment. Another source said Basile has also had the animal in Rocco’s Pub. “We are trying to be proactive and will be speaking with business owners,” Lemming said Tuesday. “Dangerous animals do not belong in liquor establishments.”

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in Illinois 1985 at a time when The Herald-News was part of the Copley Press chain of newspapers. He also was president of the Illinois Production Managers Association. In the early 1990s, when Copley built the Fox Valley Press in Plainfield, a central printing operation to serve its newspapers in the Chicago region, Fisk was given the job of overseeing the start of the op- George eration. H. Fisk In his time at The Herald-News, Fisk, in addition to his first job reading advertising copy and checking for errors, was a dispatch manager, retail advertising salesman, classified advertising manager, production manager, display advertising manager, director of sales and marketing and assistant publisher. During his days as publisher, Fisk lived in the Camelot subdivision just outside Jo-

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Joliet District 204 to issue laptops to all students at cost of $3.3 million By LAUREN LEONE–CROSS lleonecross@shawmedia.com

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Brittaney Burton (left) communicates with a classmate using a netbook to complete an assignment Tuesday in her English class at Joliet West High School. “We’re in an era of technology.” The district’s online learning environment, also known as JT Learn, allows students to keep track of and turn in assignments as well as communicate with the rest of the class from home. School board President Jeff Pierson attended Tuesday’s event. His son will attend high school as a freshman next year, he said. “It’s the chalkboard of this generation. I’m so impressed with the delivery by teachers today,” he said. “It’s not meant to replace teachers or anything like that. It’s just meant to be another adjunct to teaching.” The 1:1 initiative is somewhat of a precursor to the dis-

BLENDED LEARNING COST ANALYSIS Blended learning programs typically spend less per student compared to traditional brick-and-mortar public schools, according to a 2012 study by the Thomas B. Fordham Institute, a Washington-based think tank. Blended learning programs spend between $7,600 and $10,200 per students, compared to traditional classroom schools, which spend roughly $10,000. Virtual schools spend just $5,100 to $7,700 per student. The study also noted hat further data needs to be gathered on the costs and outcomes to prove each method’s productivity and efficiency.

trict’s pilot remote learning program, which the school board recently approved for the 2014-15 academic year. Beginning in the fall, seniors who are enrolled in three college preparatory classes at JTHS will take part in the district’s “blended learning” program, which combines faceto-face interaction with online

delivery modes. With blended learning, students attend school where they alternate between online and in-person instruction, giving them the flexibility to learn at their own pace and, for the most part, on their own time, said Karla Guseman, assistant superintendent for educational services.

This type of learning environment is exactly what students can expect when they reach college, Guseman said. “We’re focusing on getting them ready for life after high school,” Guseman said. “These courses are for students who have good time management skills, who are self-starters and who are active participants in the classroom. This will challenge them.” While the laptops do come at a cost, Guseman said the district has saved money by using online course materials, rather than textbooks, eliminating the need for student planners and printed assignments in some cases. “We’re trying to be cost-neutral as much as possible,” she said.

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JOLIET – Joliet Township High School District 204 is joining the growing number of school districts giving students take-home laptops in hopes of changing the way they learn while preparing them for life after graduation. Freshmen at the district’s West and Central campuses received laptops last year as part of the district’s 1:1 laptop initiative, but beginning this fall, students at all grade levels will have access to their own devices. At the cost of about $3.3 million, the district is putting a laptop in the hands of 6,000 students through a multiyear lease agreement, which equates to about $550 per laptop, according to data provided by the district. District officials hosted a 1:1 laptop initiative showcase Tuesday, inviting community members, parents and representatives from other schools to see the technology in action, share experiences, and gather feedback. Kristen Koppers, an English teacher at Joliet West High School, had her class complete an assignment with another group of students via video conference while stationed in separate classrooms. Students had to summarize and analyze a painting associated with a short story, Koppers said. The two classes exchanged ideas via video and instant messaging through Microsoft Lync software. “[The other class] read the story and we have not, so I wanted the students to get two different perspectives on the painting,” Koppers said. “I wanted everyone to do it that way so their analyses would be a little different.” For students like Oday Adi, 16, a sophomore, the use of a laptop in class just feels right. “It’s easier to work with. We grew up with it,” Adi said.

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Officials want something done about train delays Railroad company’s own records show delays are getting worse By VIKAAS SHANKER vshanker@shawmedia.com PLAINFIELD – Village Trustee Margie Bonuchi is one of many residents who have been stuck behind traffic jams caused by a train stopped at a railroad crossing. Last Saturday, she took a detour of several extra miles from Interstate 55 to Weber Road to get back home. “It shouldn’t be that bad,” Bonuchi said. “When these trains start blocking everything, it hurts our community.” Bonuchi is one of four trustees who during Monday’s committee of the whole meeting at village hall advocated for a safer railway system that doesn’t stop road traffic and hinder the response times of emergency vehicles. “The trains aren’t going away,” Bonuchi said, adding

that she and Trustee Dan Rippy are working with the office of U.S. Representative Randy Hultgren, R-Winfield, to figure out how to prevent the delays from increasing. “We need to get a compromise with [Canadian National] for safety’s sake.” Bonuchi said the village will be compiling a list of concerns residents have with the railway system. Trustees Paul Fey, Bill Lamb and Rippy also expressed frustration at increased blockages caused by the freight rails, which are owned by Canadian National Railway. The railroad company’s own records show that traffic delays caused by trains have been doubling each year. CN bought the EJ&E railway in 2008 after the federal Surface Transportation Board approved the proposal, in-

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Vehicles along Route 126 wait Tuesday afternoon as a freight train passes on the railroad tracks east of Route 59 in Plainfield. creasing traffic on rail lines that cross Plainfield roads at 13 different intersections. Plainfield trustees and former Mayor James Waldorf opposed the proposal at the time, citing concerns with more traffic on main and arterial roads and safety of children travelling to nearby schools. But after talking with village officials, the transportation

board decided to approve the purchase. “I was part of that process when CN was being approved,” Fay said. “I think we need to revisit that because it seems to be worsening.” According to information submitted to the Surface Transportation Board by CN, train delays of more than 10 minutes in January almost doubled ev-

ery year in Plainfield. January 2010 saw one delay, January 2011 had 19 delays, 2012 had 28 delays, 2013 had 43 delays and 2014 had 83 delays. Police Chief John Konopek said his department is gathering additional data by tracking the amount of time trains stop per day. “It seems like it’s happening every day,” Konopek said. “The way our town is laid out, the train tracks cross many areas.” Konopek said the CN police have been very good to work with in the past. But recently there isn’t much of a working relationship. CN spokesman Patrick Waldron said that the rail company constantly works with village officials to address train stoppage. “We’re always working to fix and prevent delays,” Waldron said. “Since 2009 we’ve had an agreement with the village. We’ve communicated with the village and continue to talk about what we can do to prevent delays.”

Coach in Plainfield football club sues over bylaws By VIKAAS SHANKER vshanker@shawmedia.com PLAINFIELD – A youth football program in Plainfield faces a lawsuit from one of its coaches who says he wants to open up elections and financial records of the organization. The Plainfield Junior Cats Football Club was named in the suit, filed Feb. 10 by Plainfield resident Larry Jaderberg, also a coach in the club. The suit contends that the club’s bylaws were changed to disqualify a number of candidates who sought positions on its volunteer board. The lawsuit also alleges PJC denied access to financial records after some mem-

bers raised concerns about the depletion of the club’s reserve fund. “I have no animosity toward anybody on that board,” Jaderberg said, emphasizing that his intent is to encourage transparency for financial documents. “I wanted to find out what the discrepancy in funds was. But they flat out refused to give them to me.” According to PJC’s tax documents, its fund balance dropped from $111,695 in 2009 to $39,205 in 2011. That caused some longtime members in the group to question the financial dealings of the board’s leadership. PJC also is facing heat for Dec. 10 elections when several candidates for board posi-

“I have no animosity toward anybody on that board. I wanted to ind out what the discrepancy in funds was. But they lat out refused to give them to me.” Larry Jaderberg Coach at Plainield Junior Cats Football Club tions were taken off the ballot a month earlier through an amendment to the club’s bylaws. The amendment changed

the qualifications of the board so only legal guardians or parents of a member of PJC with two consecutive years of membership could run. The suit seeks to declare the Dec. 10 elections as invalid, reaffirm the candidates who were denied candidacy and conduct new elections for the board. It also demands the club to provide accounting for all transactions in the past three years. PJC board President Ron Muscato said he couldn’t comment on legal matters. But John Argoudelis, the attorney for the club, said the club complied with the law. “The allegations contained in the Jaderberg complaint are entirely baseless and the

legal process will show this to be so,” Argoudelis said in a statement. “For many years, PJC has employed an outside professional accountant to keep the books, finances and make the appropriate tax filings. Also, PJC has its finances audited annually by a different third-party entity as well.” Dan Cassidy, a longtime member of PJC, said the club’s previous boards were saving money to build its own facility. The club currently uses the Plainfield Township Park District’s fields. “This used to be a really great program,” said Cassidy, a coach in the program. “This board basically lowered us down to the ground.”


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Officials discuss future without point of sale tax Village could lose $1.5M a year from contested tax By JEANNE MILLSAP Shaw Media Correspondent CHANNAHON – The Channahon Village Board held a special meeting Monday to discuss the potential impact if it loses a sales tax rebate program under review by state regulators. Since 1999, the village has been involved in a sales tax rebate program where several businesses use Channahon as a point of sale location to take advantage of a lower sales tax. The program brings in an average of about $1.5 million a year to the village. But state regulators are reviewing the program, urged on by taxing bodies in the Chicago area that contend Channahon is getting tax revenue off of sales made in Cook County. The funds have always gone to pay for capital expenses, not operations of the village, Village President Joe Cook said. With the upcoming budget, those expenses include police vehicles, computer equipment, phone equipment, road projects and capital equipment. Other capital expenses planned, Village Administrator Joe Pena said, include a riverwalk study, tax increment financing at the Route 6 and Interstate 55 area and community signage, all totaling $487,000. For conservative planning, Finance Director Bob Guess said the budget he is preparing assumes no rebate program income. “That makes more practical sense,” he said. “Plan for the worst,” Cook said, “And hope for the best.” Cook added he is optimistic a zero rebate income will not be the case. The village

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has hired a lobbyist to work on the issue, and Cook is scheduled to make a trip to Springfield this week to talk to state senators. Guess said road programs can be paid for from state and village motor fuel tax funds. By 2015-16, a Thornton’s gas station will be up and running at the Route 6 and I-55 interchange, and should be adding to the revenue for road programs. Also, the board informally agreed to increase the amount of the 5 percent telecommunications tax on cellphones, land-line phones, Internet and email services that goes to the capital fund. Currently, 40 percent goes to the capital fund, and 60 percent goes into the general fund. Should the board officially agree to the change at a future board meeting, that revenue will be split 50-50 between the funds. “This is one of the sources of revenue we can look to for capital,” Pena said. “This will have some effect on operations,” Guess said. “But I don’t think it will have a drastic effect.” Pena said the balance of the rebate fund this year will be more than $4 million. Trustees briefly discussed setting aside that amount and allowing it to earn interest, then issuing a check from the fund when the bond payments come due. That would protect the village, Guess said.

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The Chicago Emerald Society march in the 2013 Manhattan Irish Fest and Parade. The fest this year sees the return of the Manhattan Irish Fest 5K race. Those other things includes the festival’s fundraising for community projects. Podgorney said the festival raises roughly $30,000 on average, and the money goes toward initiatives such as building softball fields, putting up parks and village signs. The Irish American Society took over hosting duties in 2005. Before that, they

provided volunteers. Since hosting the festival, the society has donated $20,000 to a field fund for the previous hosts, the Manhattan Youth Athletic Association. They also donated $3,000 to the Lincoln-Way High School Rugby Club and $10,000 to the St. Joseph Church and Curtain Call Community Theater over the years.

This year’s festival will feature local, regional and national Irish musicians and entertainment. Companies such as BMO Harris, BP and Lakeshore Beverage will sponsor the family tents, entertainment tents and Saturday’s parade respectively. Since the festival began in 1995, McHugh said it has gotten bigger and more complex. Community organizations such as the Irish American Society, Manhattan Youth Athletic Association and Manhattan Area Chamber of Commerce have benefited each other and the community through the festival, he said. “That’s been a win-win situation for everyone and the things they do with the profits are plugged right back into the community,” McHugh said.

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MANHATTAN – If the weather at the first Manhattan Irish Fest had been 40 degrees colder, there’s a chance people wouldn’t be enjoying it for its 20th year on Friday. Mike McHugh, committee member and 20-year veteran of the festival, remembers the weather being 65 degrees in early March. Any chillier and the festival that attracts people to Manhattan through Irish culture and music might not have been held for a second time, he said. But the cold weather has become part of the festival’s charm. “It’s a unique experience because you’re really out there braving the weather,” said Janine Podgorny, Irish Fest committee sponsorship chairwoman. “It’s not for lighthearted people.” This year’s two-day festival will see the return of the 5K race, along with a new breakfast gathering for families that will be held at St. Joseph’s Church, 275 W. North

St. Festival committee members, volunteers and village workers plan to keep tents heated and remove any snow that comes their way. The festival typically attracts roughly 10,000 people but attendance can change depending on the weather, Podgorny said. Since the weather for this year’s festival does not appear it will be wet or below zero, she said she expects attendance to be up. According to the National Weather Service, there is a 20 percent chance of snow Friday and a slight chance of snow Saturday. Temperatures are expected to be as high as 18 degrees Friday and 21 degrees Saturday. Podgorny and McHugh said the Prairie State Roadrunners will be hosting the festival’s 5K race Saturday. The race, along with Saturday’s breakfast, is one of the many activities that makes the festival more family friendly, Podgorny said. “It puts a more positive spin on the Irish Fest,” she said. “It’s not about drinking. It’s about other things.”

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Men arrested for charges of promoting prostitution By BRIAN STANLEY bstanley@shawmedia.com ROMEOVILLE – Police said a complaint about online prostitution led to the arrest of two men Friday night. Director Wayne Ladd said the Will County Cooperative Police Assistance Team received information earlier that day that women were placing ads to meet for sexual encounters at hotels in Romeoville and Joliet on the backpage.com website. “An agent made contact with a woman at a hotel and negotiated sex for money before she was placed into custody,” Ladd said. While she was being ques-

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tioned, police learned about three other women being used as hookers at local hotels, Ladd said. “While we were interviewing them, the two men who had been identified as their pimps just happened to walk into the hotel,” Ladd said. Andre C. Dotson, 24, of the 700 block of Shady Oaks Court in Elgin, and Jarrail

M. Ford-Gresham, 24, of the 400 block of Dorchester Court in Roselle, were arrested on charges of promoting prostitution. Dotson also was charged with marijuana possession. Ford-Gresham also was charged with promoting the prostitution of a juvenile. One of the females was 17, Ladd said, and the other three are in their late teens and early 20s. “They have cooperated with the investigation and are not facing charges at this time,” Ladd said. Ford-Gresham is being held in the county jail on $100,000 bond. Dotson is being held on $50,000 bond.

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.45 semi-automatic pistol. “You’re familiar with weapons,” Assistant Public Defender Amy Christiansen asked Rideout. “Very,” he replied. Rideout admitted wanting to buy the weapon from the young “shorties” but changed his mind when he discovered it was only a BB gun. He testified the juveniles were, coincidentally, going into the same hallway when he and Bridges went to Perkins apartment to buy cigarettes for the second time that day. Bridges punched Williams when he answered the door, while Rideout remained about

five feet away from his friend. Rideout said a shot rang out from inside the apartment and Bridges fell out onto the floor. “I said ‘Are you OK? Are you straight?’ ... stood there talking to him for about 15 seconds and then I looked back in the house to see [Perkins]. He started charging and I ran. I was scared,” Rideout told the court. Rideout claimed another shot rang out as he ran from the building. He told Bridges’ aunt, “There was shooting. Check on Tevin.” And, he got a ride to leave the complex before police arrived. Rideout said Bridges’

brothers jumped him the next day and they fought before he was questioned by police detectives. “They said I left him in the hallway and they blamed [me]. I would’ve done the same thing on instinct and emotion,” Rideout said. In exchange for Rideout’s testimony in this case he will be sentenced to five years in prison for unlawful use of a weapon from a June 2013 arrest in Joliet. At the time of his arrest Rideout was on parole for 2011 convictions for unlawful use of a weapon and possession of a firearm by a street gang member.

of drug paraphernalia. • Michael Amedeo, 42, of the 11800 block of Chisholm Trail in Orland Park, was arrested by sheriff’s police Saturday on a charge of shoplifting. • William Bills, 62, of the 400 block of Linden Avenue, was arrested by sheriff’s police Saturday on a charge of driving under the influence of alcohol. • Joshua J. Cooley, 34, of the 500 block of Second Avenue, was arrested by Joliet police Saturday on charges of aggravated domestic battery and domestic battery. • Clifford A. Crawford, 42, of the 1200 block of Waverly Place, was arrested by sheriff’s police Saturday on charges of residential burglary and shoplifting. • Alexis Duenas, 23, of the 17500 block of Green Bay Avenue in Lansing, was arrested by Beecher police Saturday on charges of burglary, aggravated battery and attempting to elude police. • Thomas H. Kobiec, 42, of the 1600 block of Whispering Oaks

Drive in Plainfield, was arrested by state police Saturday on charges of driving with a suspended license and driving without insurance. • Gregory E. Podobnik, 21, of the 22500 block of South Country Lane

in New Lenox, was arrested by Mokena police Saturday on charges of delivery of marijuana and drug possession. • Paul A. Tate, 25, of the 300 block of North Broadway, was arrested by

Joliet police Saturday on a charge of driving with a suspended license. • John J. Yunker, 31, of the 1200 block of Raymond Street, was arrested by Rockdale police Saturday on a charge of drug possession.

8POLICE REPORTS Note to readers: Information in Police Reports is obtained from local police departments and the Will County Sheriff’s Office. Individuals listed in Police Reports who have been charged with a crime have not been proven guilty in court. • Jose I. Sepulveda-Varela, 64, and Emma Arrellano-Sepulveda, 58, both of the 21500 block of Gray Wing Drive in Crest Hill, were arrested by Joliet police Friday on charges of shoplifting and burglary. • Wojciech D. Para, 23, of the 6200 block of West 91st Street in Oak Lawn, was arrested by Joliet police Friday on charges of drug possession and criminal trespassing. • Melvin T. Salyers, 48, of the 200 block of South Lincoln Street in Braidwood, was arrested by Braidwood police Friday on charges of aggravated domestic battery and domestic battery. • Nickolas S. Summer, 18, of the 25400 block of West Latham Court in Plainfield, was arrested by Plainfield police Friday on charges of delivery of marijuana and possession

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Channahon looks to invest in the future Village officials discuss possible logistics center By Jeanne Millsap Shaw Media Correspondent CHANNAHON – A new logistics center may be in the works for the northeast corner of the Bluff Road/Interstate 55 interchange in Channahon. According to the village’s Director of Community Development Mike McMahon, Industrial Developments International, IDI, has 118 acres of farmland under contract at the location and is proposing to construct a more than 2 million-square-foot industrial/logistics center on the property. Village staff and trustees discussed the center at this week’s special workshop meeting. The Channahon Corporate Center would consist of four buildings constructed over 10 years. Village water and sewer would need to be brought in to the property, and improvements would be required at the interchange for development to proceed. McMahon said funding for the improvements could be achieved through a combination of property tax abatements, recaptures and village revenues. The village and IDI have been working for months on how to achieve the improvements, McMahon said, and the firm has agreed to have studies done and a plan prepared for the interchange improvements, traffic, the water main

extension and civil engineering. Changes at the interchange would include separate turn lanes on both off ramps, leftturn lanes on Bluff Road, traffic signals and improvements to both frontage road intersections. The costs of the interchange improvements and the water main extension would total $4.2 million and could be funded through the issuance of 15-year general obligation bonds by the village. McMahon explained that the annual debt could be covered in a few ways. One way would be from property tax revenue from the new buildings. The proposal on the table, should the schools and park district agree, would be to give a 100 percent tax abatement to the first building for the first year, then a 50 percent abatement for the following nine years. The other three buildings would be given a full abatement the first year, then a 50 percent abatement the following four years. McMahon said a recapture of $1.13 million on several acres could also contribute to paying the debt. “For the first few years,” McMahon said, “there will be a deficit, and the village will need to cover the deficit until it starts making money. ... It’s

an investment in the future.” The financial hardship of the short-term would be worth if for the future revenue the development would generate, McMahon said. “Once the Channahon Corporate Center is built out and fully assessed, it will generate approximately $2.3 million of property tax revenue to all the taxing jurisdictions annually,” he stated in a memo to trustees. “The village of Channahon’s portion would be approximately $200,000.” Other benefits would include bringing water and sewer to land east of the interstate and easier highway access for trucks and cars getting on and off I-55. In other news, although the board took no action at the workshop, trustees agreed that sewer fees should increase to make up for a recurring deficit. There is currently a $487,000 deficit in the fund, with a $658,000 deficit projected. Finance Director Bob Guess said the village has only about a thousand users on village sewer. Fees already automatically increase by 3 percent a year, Guess said, and increasing that to five percent would help the fund. The increase would raise users’ payments by an average of $3.70/month. Trustees gave staff the go-ahead to prepare the ordinance for the change.

Meeting to be held regarding high-spreed rail program THE HERALD NEWS JOLIET – The Illinois Department of Transportation will host a public meeting Wednesday in Joliet on the environmental impact of its Chicago to St. Louis HighSpeed Rail Corridor Program. The meeting, from 4 to 7 p.m., at the Jacob Henry Mansion’s Victorian Ballroom, 15 S. Richards St., will present

information on the purpose, goals, objectives and other aspects of the environmental study. The Chicago-to-Joliet segment of the high-speed rail project will study in greater detail the route alternative that follows the existing 40mile Metra Rock Island District Corridor between Chicago and Joliet. Current Amtrak passenger rail service be-

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“Once the Channahon Corporate Center is built out and fully assessed, it will generate approximately $2.3 million of property tax revenue to all the taxing jurisdictions annually. The village of Channahon’s portion would be approximately $200,000.” Mike McMahon Channahon’s director of community development

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, He was a member of the Elks Lodge, and looked forward to the Tuesday monthly lunch meetings with his classmates from Lockport Township High School. Surviving are his beloved wife of Adelaide M. Beemsterboer (nee 47 years, Kathleen M. (nee Dzak) Klees), age 89, of New Lenox, Cain of Joliet; his son, Kevin Cain of formerly of the Roseland area of Houston, TX; his daughter, Kimberly Chicago, passed away Monday, (Jeffrey) Klepec of Bloomington; February 24, 2014 at her home. five grandchildren, Matthew, Luke, Born in Chicago to the late Jacob Jordan, Kaitlyn and Kylie Klepec; and Mary (nee Brickel) Klees. Living one brother, William "Fritz" (Paula) in New Lenox the past 43 years. Lutes of Tampa, FL; a brother-inBeloved wife of the late Bernard E. law, John (Patricia) Dzak of Beemsterboer; Loving mother of Deerfield; a sister-in-law, Karen Thomas (Joanne), Paul (Carola) and (Rex) Blasier of Baytown, TX; five Patricia (Jeffrey) Jandeska; nephews, Kyle Lutes, Will Lutes, Cherished grandmother of Nicholas, John (Emily) Dzak, Christopher Katherine and Julie Jandeska, (Sarah) Dzak and Zachary Blasier; Jaclyn, Jennifer and the late Annie and two great nieces, Lily and Beemsterboer, Joseph, Michael, Katerina Dzak. Brian and Timothy Rodgers; Dear Preceded by his father, William J. sister of the late Marion (the late (Evelyn) Cain; his mother, Lenora J. John) Beerepoot, the late Raymond (nee Lombardo) (Donald) Lutes; and (the late Celeste) Klees and the late a nephew, Andrew Lutes. Robert Klees. Funeral Services for William J. Adelaide was a member of the Cain, Jr. will be Saturday, March 1, Telephone Pioneers. The family 2014 at 9:15 a.m. from the Fred C. would like to say a special thank Dames Funeral Home, 3200 Black at you Vitas Hospice. Essington Rds., Joliet, to the Church A Memorial Mass will be of St. Jude for Mass at 10:00 a.m. celebrated at 11:00AM on Saturday, Entombment will be in Resurrection March 1, 2014 at St. Mary Mausoleum, Romeoville. Visitation Magdelene Catholic Church, 201 S. Friday 2:00-8:00 p.m. Briggs St. Joliet, IL 60433. For information (815) 741-5500 or Interment will be private at www.fredcdames.com Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery, Elwood. For information: www.kurtzmemorialchapel.com or GEORGE H. FISK 815-485-3200. Born: July 9, 1930; In Chicago, IL Died: Feb. 25, 2014; In Joliet, IL

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h, ly A devoted husband and loving father, grandfather and greatgrandfather, George will be greatly missed by all who remember his quick wit and passion for life. A celebration of George's life will take place from 2:00-8:00 p.m. on Friday, February 28, 2014 at the Fred C. Dames Funeral Home, 3200 Black at Essington Roads, Joliet, Illinois. Cremation has taken place, according to his wishes. A Memorial Service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, March 1, 2014 at Church of the Good Shepherd Evangelical Covenant, 2437 Plainfield Road, Crest Hill, Illinois. For more information: 815-741-5500 or www.fredcdames.com

mont, IL 6043 Vernon Memorial Estates. Visitation Thursday, February 27, 2014, from 5:00 – 8:00p.m. Information: www.markiewiczfh.com or 630-257-6363

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Richard J. Furdek, age 82, passed away Sunday, February 23, 2014 at the University of He served in the U.S. Naval Chicago Hospital. Reserves and worked at various Survived by his jobs prior to his employment at the loving wife of 54 Joliet Herald News, where he filled years, Patricia (nee multiple roles before being named Ruettiger); his editor and publisher in 1982. He also children, Pamela served on the board of directors of Perona, Michael Furdek and SHELLA FRIES Copley Press, Inc., which was the Stephen Furdek; grandchildren, parent company of the Herald News Jillian Perona, Stephanie Kozora, Shella “June” Fries, nee Pike, age and Fox Valley Press, of which he Kele Cristofaro, Jacob and Amanda 79, of Lemont. was president. Throughout his 40Furdek; great grandson Brantley Preceded in death by her parents, Lerner and two sisters. year career, George received Hubert and Doris; a son, Leonard H. numerous awards and was Preceded in death by his parents, Fries; her sister, Jane Carey; a recognized for his many volunteer Stephen M. and Louise J. (nee brother-in-law, Barton; and her efforts, including his service to Brnca) Furdek; one brother and two United Way and the Silver Cross niece, Lisa Carey. sisters. She is survived by her loving Hospital Board of Directors. Upon Richard was a U.S. Army Veteran. his retirement in 1993, he and Sally husband of 60 years of marriage, Family will receive friends on moved to Leesburg, Indiana, where Leonard F. Fries. Loving mother of Thursday, February 27, 2014 at Shella (James) Huizinga, and Sandra Kurtz Memorial Chapel, 102 E. they enjoyed their golden years in (Dan) Rogers, also her daughter-in- Francis Rd, New Lenox IL 60451 the house of their dreams on Irish law Margie Fries. Adored Lake. from 3:00 until 9:00 pm. Funeral Preceded in death by his parents, grandmother of Steve (Anna) service Friday, February 28, 2014, Huizinga, Dave Huizinga, Dan Herbert Fisk and Ruth Fisk chapel prayers at 9:30 AM to St. (Melissa) Huizinga, Jason (fiancée Robertson. Mary Church, 19515 S. 115th Ave., Emily) Huizinga, Bethanie Huizinga, Mokena, IL 60448 for a 10:00 AM George is survived by his loving Brittany (Daniel) Wetzel, Courtney wife of 62 years, Sally (nee Mass of Christian Burial. Interment WILLIAM J. CAIN, JR. Sheeler); his children, Sharon (Rich) Rogers, Glen and Sarah Fries. Abraham Lincoln National Born: Nov. 24, 1946; In Joliet, IL George H. Fisk, age Peck, Mike (Karen) Fisk, Tim (Mary) Cherished great-grandmother of Cemetery, Elwood, IL. Fisk, Polly (Duke) Yaguchi and Steve Justin, Alexis, Tyler, Matthew, Died: Feb. 20, 2014; In Houston, TX 83, passed away For information: 815-485-3200 or peacefully on (Sheri) Fisk; grandchildren, Mandy, Joanna, Andrew, and Jesse. Fond www.kurtzmemorialchapel.com Tuesday, February aunt of Leslie Ragan, Lori Weakley, Matt, and Meagan Peck (fiancé William J. Cain, Jr., 25, 2014. Born July and Curtis Carey. Andy Patterson), Josh (Chrissy) age 67, of Joliet, She was an active member of 9, 1930, in Chicago, Fisk, Eric (Jenny) Fisk, Todd Fisk, passed away Marquette Manor Baptist Church, IL and spent most of Ryan and Hayley Fisk, Grace Thursday, February his life in Joliet, IL. Downers Grove, IL. Yaguchi (Jamal Razavian), Victor 20, 2014 at St. Luke Funeral services Friday, February Episcopal Hospital in He graduated from Joliet Township Yaguchi (Sneha Barve) and Rose 28, 2014, 12:00 p.m. at Markiewicz Yaguchi; and great-grandchildren Houston, TX with his High School in 1948 and married Sally, his childhood sweetheart, in Funeral Home, P.C., 108 Illinois St., Tyler Fisk, Ashlyn Fisk, Morgan family by his side. Walsh, and Alyson Fisk. Lemont, IL 60439. Interment Mt. Born November 24, 1951. • Continued on page 17 1946 in Joliet, he was raised in Lockport. Bill was a Conley T. Ratcliffe veteran of the United States Air 10-11-77 - 02-26-10 Force. He worked as a Unit Operator 4 years ago today you were for Texaco Oil Refinery in Lockport, and sold real estate for Coldwell taken from us. Banker. Following the Texaco plant No farewell words were spoken, closure, he moved to Bloomington no time to say goodbye. where he resided for 20 years, and You were gone before we knew it, Andrew J. Honiotes Sr. worked for the Bloomington Public 1/21/1918 - 2/26/2003 and only God knows why. Library where he was responsible Eleven years later we still hear your whistle to call us to dinner. Remembering you on this day & for security. Eleven years later we still hear your laughter when Bill was an avid outdoorsman, we’re comforted by many telling or hearing a joke. who enjoyed traveling with his wife fun memories. Eleven years later we still hear your stern voice and grandchildren, and fishing trips correcting us when we were wrong. We love and miss you with his longtime friends, Tom Eleven years later we still hear your sweet, soft voice dearly Conley Huckaba and Alfie Rodriguez. He telling us you love us. Mom, Marva, Vaughn, Jane’t, was also a talented woodworker We miss you. and operated his own retail Darriante & Raekwon business, "Cain's Crafts and Gifts."


GEORGE W. KUEHN Born: March 27, 1932; In Chicago Died: Feb. 22, 2014; In Joliet George W. Kuehn, age 81, late of Frankfort, and formerly of Mokena and Cicero, passed away Saturday, February 22, 2014 at Rosewood Care Center, Joliet.

r, Jo Born March 27, 1932 in Chicago, he was the son of the late George and Amelia (nee Lavecka) Kuehn. He was a United States Army veteran of the Korean Conflict and was a graduate of Illinois State University where he received his Bachelors and Masters degrees. George taught Industrial Arts at Lincoln-Way Central High School for 29 years where he served as Chairman of the Department. He also taught Drivers Education and was a school bus driver. Surviving are his children, Susan (Donald) Koefoed of Frankfort, Max Kuehn of Denver, CO, Paul (Lisa) Kuehn of Plainfield, and Emily (Bill) Santoro of Divide, CO; eight granddaughters, Roseann (Dragos) Morar, Melissa Koefoed, Elyse Koefoed, Elaina Koefoed, Monica Santoro, Corinne Santoro, Gabrielle Santoro and Evelyn Kuehn; one sister, Maryann (Tom) Bezouska of Berwyn; one brother, Tom H. (Judy) Kuehn of Phoenix, AZ; three nephews; and one niece. Funeral Services for George W. Kuehn will be Friday, February 28, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at the Fred C. Dames Funeral Home, 3200 Black at Essington Rds., Joliet. Interment will be in Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the George W. Kuehn Scholarship Fund at Lincoln-Way High School would be appreciated. Visitation Thursday 2:00-8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. For information: 815-741-5500 or www.fredcdames.com

e, s side as bookkeeper, prescription delivery person and a variety of duties, not only at the drug store, but at home while raising five children. She was a member of St. Anne Catholic Church in Crest Hill. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph, of Crest Hill. Loving mother of Bonnie Canino of Oak Lawn, Rosanne (late husband, Joseph) Davies of Colorado, Jacqueline Picha of Frankfort, Germaine (Richard) Mayer of California and John (Marlene) Schwider of Crestwood, IL; grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother of 25; dear sister of Theodore, Martha, Amalia, Rose Augustine, Sophie, Joseph, Gertrude, Anna Veronica, Frank and Monica; numerous nieces and nephews also survive. Funeral Services for Hildegard M. Schwider will be held on Friday, February 28, 2014 at 9:15 a.m. from the Fred C. Dames Funeral Home, 3200 Black at Essington Rds., Joliet to St. Anne Catholic Church, Crest Hill for Mass at 10:00 a.m. Interment Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery. Visitation Thursday, 2:00-9:00 p.m. at the funeral home. For information: 815-741-5500 or www.fredcdames.com

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HILDEGARD M. SCHWIDER Hildegard M. Schwider (nee Kroll), at age 94, died peacefully on Wednesday, February 19, 2014. This loving wife, mother, grandmother and greatgrandmother grew up on the north side of Chicago where she met her husband of 66 years, Joseph, who preceded her in death six years earlier. After his military service, they moved to Joliet where they fulfilled the American Dream by starting Schwider Pharmacy, a family owned business from 1958 to 1983. Although a beautician by trade, she worked at her husband's

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d gr p family's farm. Enlisting in the Marines in 1946, he served for two years. In 1949, he and Mary were married and together they began raising a family while farming. Marshall and family moved to the Joliet area in 1955. He went to work at Phoenix Manufacturing where he spent 30 years during which time his family grew to seven children. Marshall was completely devoted to his wife and children, at times working two or three jobs to make ends meet. His passion was baseball and he lived his life a diehard Cubs fan. As the family expanded into the next generations he could be found proudly watching his grandchildren and great grandchildren participating in all types of venues from sporting events to dance and music recitals. He traveled from Maine to Texas and all points in between in his trusty old motor home, vacationing with his children and grandchildren. In later years he developed a love for bowling and could be found on the alleys four to five times a week. He especially enjoyed topping his family in a bowling match. Marshall had a heart for God and was a faithful participant of Three Rivers Evangelical Free Church in Plainfield. The family wants to thank both Vitas Hospice and Salem Village for the care and compassion they showed in his final days. In lieu of flowers, we request donations to these two organizations. A celebration of Marshall's life will begin on Saturday, March 1, 2014 with prayers in the funeral home chapel at 9:15 a.m. then driving in procession to Three Rivers Church of Plainfield for a Memorial Service to be held at 10:00 a.m. Inurnment to follow at Woodlawn Memorial Park in Joliet. Visitation will be on Friday, February 28, 2014 at Tezak Funeral Home, 1211 Plainfield Road, Joliet, IL from 2:00-8:00 p.m. Obituary and Tribute Wall for Marshall H. Jolly at www.tezakfuneralhome.com or for information, 815-722-0524. Arrangements entrusted to:

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ly friends to join them for a Memorial Mass to be celebrated at St. Mary Nativity Catholic Church in Joliet on Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. Per Susan's wishes Robert P. (Bob) cremation rites have been Hermanns, age 70, accorded. Inurnment at a later date. passed away on Visitation will be on Wednesday, February 10, 2014 after a brief illness in February 26, 2014 at Tezak Funeral Home, 1211 Plainfield Road, Joliet, IL Long Beach, from 4:00-8:00 p.m. California. Obituary and Tribute Wall for Bob is survived by his wife of 40 Susan A. Ivanich at years, Carolyn; daughter, Stefanie www.tezakfuneralhome.com or for Stamires; son, Jeremy (Erika) information, 815-722-0524. Hermanns; granddaughter, Sofia Arrangements entrusted to: Stamires; sister, Sue Greene; and several nieces and nephews. Preceeded in death by his parents, Francis and Mary Hermanns, and a sister, Mary Fran Brusatori. Bob's career in the Food Industry began at Jewel Foods and led him to the highest ranks of several large firms. Most recently Bob was the Director of the Food Industry MARSHALL H. JOLLY Management Program at the Born: May 16, 1928 University of Southern California. Died: Feb. 21, 2014 Private services will be held In California. Marshall SUSAN A. IVANICH Hammond Jolly. Born May 16, 1928. Susan A. Ivanich Ushered into his (nee Yurkovich), age Lord's presence 67, passed away February 21, 2014. suddenly on Friday, Survived by six February 21, 2014. children, Neil Susan is survived (Marcia) Jolly, by her loving Jeanne (Eugene) husband of 45 years, Daniel Ivanich; Lantka, Michael (Janie) Jolly, Mary her children, Brian (Ann) Ivanich (John) Moehring, Carolyn (Michael) and Amy (Rob) Weierman; Forrest, and Sally (Randall) grandchildren, Trevor, Tytus and Matuszewski. 20 Grandchildren, Ezekeial Ivanich, Evan Galipeau, Timothy (Lynette) Jolly, Matthew Daniel Weierman, and Channing (Joanna) Jolly, Stephanie Lantka, Weierman; brothers, Dale Adam (Brandi) Lantka, Andrew (Theresa), Robert (Margaret), and (Melissa) Lantka, Rebecca Jeffrey Yurkovich; and aunt Margie (Christopher) Noullet, Victoria (the late Bill) Horwath. Numerous Basham, Eric (Victoria)Jolly, Brian nieces and nephews also survive. Jolly, Christopher Jolly, Barbra Preceded in death by her parents, (Daniel) Mahoney, Lance (Teresa) Anthony and Genevieve (nee Townsend, Reed (Linda)Townsend, Horwath) Yurkovich; brother, Mary Moehring, Samuel Forrest, Anthony (in infancy); special aunt Michael Forrest, Lindsay (Peter) and godmother, Betty Hrubos. Nackovic, Kyle Matuszewski, Susan was born and raised in Nicholas Matuszewski, Amy Joliet, graduated from St. Mary Matuszewski. 19 Great Nativity grade school, St. Francis grandchildren, Scott and Samantha Academy and St. Joseph School of Jolly, Emma and Tyler Jolly, Aiden, nursing. She then went on to work Maggie, and Katie Lantka, Dale and at Provena St. Joseph Medical Andrew Lantka, Orion Noullet, Asia Center in the labor and delivery and Torin Basham, McKenna, department for 15 years. Susan DeAnika, and Gabriel Jolly, Alexa enjoyed the St. Patrick grade school Jolly, Morgandi, Conrad, Gunther class of 1954 reunions. She was a Mahoney. One sister, Dianna professional shopper, an avid Cartwright; one sister-in-law, Judy gardener and a wonderful cook. Jolly; four brothers-in-law, Neil, Susan's greatest asset of all was Gary, Jim and Dale Manning. her family; she enjoyed spending Numerous nieces and nephews. every minute with them and will be Preceded in death by his parents, sorely missed. Marshall and Elizabeth (nee In lieu of flowers, donations in Hammond) Jolly; a brother, William Susan's name to the family, Jolly; his wife of 50+ years, Mary wounded warriors, or the KSKJ (nee Manning) Jolly (2000); and a Scholarship Fund would be greatly son, Brian Jolly (2005). appreciated. Marshall was born in Rockford IL, The family invites relatives and and grew up in the area on his

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GOP candidates differ on gun laws By CHACOUR KOOP The Associated Press SPRINGFIELD – As Illinois prepares to become the last state in the nation to issue concealed-carry gun permits, the four Republicans contending for Illinois governor express a range of differing views about additional gun issues facing the state, including a proposed ban on assault-style weapons and stricter gun-crime sentences. In a campaign questionnaire for The Associated Press, the four candidates – state Sens. Bill Brady and Kirk Dillard, state Treasurer Dan Rutherford and businessman Bruce Rauner – all said gun rights need to be protected but that some public safeguards should exist. The four differed over assault-style guns – high-capacity weapons that have been used in some of the deadliest mass shootings. They currently aren’t illegal statewide, and a proposed statewide ban backed by Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn was pulled from consideration last year in Springfield. About 20 communities voted last year to ban them as part of the concealed carry legislation process last spring. Dillard, of Hinsdale, and

Rauner, of Winnetka, both left open the possibility they would support a ban. Rutherford, of Chenoa, and Brady, of Bloomington, oppose such a ban. In a slight turn from Republican platforms in support of expanded gun rights, Dillard indicated it’s possible he could support the ban depending on how the law was drafted. “As a dad with young children, I’m concerned about high-capacity weapons and public safety,” Dillard wrote. Rauner gave a more vague answer, saying he supports background checks that keep guns away from criminals and people with mental illness. Another gun issue facing lawmakers this year is minimum prison sentences for those carrying illegal guns. So-called “mandatory minimum” legislation sponsored by state Rep. Michael Zalewski, a Democrat from Riverside, establishes a three-year minimum prison sentence for many gun crimes and increased prison time for repeat offenders. The bill also would require prisoners to serve at least 85 percent of their sentences for gun crimes. It is opposed by gun rights activists.

Retirees want pension lawsuits consolidated The ASSOCIATED PRESS SPRINGFIELD – Efforts are underway to consolidate four lawsuits challenging Illinois’ new pension reform law. Lawyers representing the respective groups of state retirees who filed class-action suits have asked the Supreme Court to allow them to present their cases as one. The groups share the common claim that the new pension reform plan violates the state constitution, which says benefits may not

be diminished. Because three of the cases were filed in Sangamon County Court and another in Cook County Circuit Court, the Supreme Court must choose a court to hear a case if the motion is granted. Illinois’ five public-retirement systems had a $100 billion unfunded liability when the Legislature passed the measure in December. The bill saves an estimated $145 billion, largely by cutting benefits for employees and retirees.

STATE BRIEF Illinois gets federal grant for storm cleanup CHICAGO – Illinois is getting a federal emergency grant to help pay for cleanup and recovery from last spring’s severe storms. The U.S. Department of Labor said Monday that a $647,000 grant is being awarded to the

OBITUARIES GRACE UNLAND Born: May 2, 1917; In Channahon Died: Feb. 24, 2014; In Morris Grace A. Unland (nee Torkelson) Age 96. At rest Monday, February 24, 2014 at Park Pointe Senior Living in Morris. Born May 2, 1917 in Channahon to the late Andrew and Julia (nee Thorsen) Torkelson, she moved to Hobart, IN and returned to Channahon in 1962, where she resided until 2003, then relocated to Minooka. Preceded in death by her husband, Victor Unland (1988); parents; four brothers; one sister; one step granddaughter, Andrea Erwin (2013); and one niece. Survived by her loving son, Lloyd (Ursula) Unland of Minooka; grandson, Kenneth (Brenda) Unland of Minooka; one granddaughter, Barbara (Jason) Lowry of Mazon; one step grandson, James Groneman of Chicago; two greatgranddaughters, Shelby and Kennedy Unland; two greatgrandsons, Jason Lowry and Justin Unland; one step-greatgranddaughter, Heather Lloyd; one step-great-grandson, Jason Lloyd; one sister, Lida Grief of Georgia; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins also survive. Funeral Services for Grace A. Unland will be Friday, February , 28, 2014 at 12:00 Noon at the Fred C. Dames Funeral Home, 3200 Black at Essington Rd., Joliet. Interment Woodlawn Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation FRIDAY MORNING 11:00 a.m. until time of services at 12:00 Noon at the funeral home. For information: 815-741-5500 or www.fredcdames.com

Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Development. The money will help pay temporary workers to help with the cleanup from flooding, tornadoes and other storms last April and May. Officials say debris removal still is needed in many parks and

IRIS L. WESTON Born: Jan. 11, 1922; In Collinsville, OK Died: Feb. 22, 2014; In Eau Claire, WI Iris L. Weston, age 92, formerly of Stevens Point, WI died February 22, 2014 in Eau Claire, WI. Iris was born on January 11, 1922 to the late Russell and Lena (Geronemo) Evans in Collinsville, OK. She grew up there, attended the local schools and graduated from Collinsville High School in 1939. Following graduation, Iris attended Tulsa Business School. She married John Weston on August 1, 1948 in Collinsville, OK. They made their home in Joliet, IL and were happily married for 64 years. Iris started work for Clark Brothers in Tulsa, OK, where she and John met. Once in Joliet, she served the public schools for 30 years culminating as Executive Secretery to the Superintendent in Charge of Personnel. She retired in 1984. Iris will be remembered for her practical, supportive and kind personality. In her spare time, she enjoyed crocheting, reading, and gardening. She enjoyed her dogs and watching birds later in her life. Nothing made her happier than spending time with her family. Iris was a member and Deacon of Willow Avenue/Westminister Presbyterian Church in Joliet, IL for over 40 years. In 2001, she moved to Stevens Point to be closer to family and attended Frame Memorial Presbyterian Church. Iris was a member of Beta Sigma Phi, a social, cultural and service organization; was past president of the PTA in Joliet, IL; volunteered her time for the Encore Resale Shop at Silver Cross Hospital and Meals on Wheels. Survivors include her children, Margaret (James) Corcoran of Eau Claire, WI, Stephen Weston of Somers, MT, and Carol Weston (Bill Hettler) of Stevens Point; 6 grandchildren; 6 greatgrandchildren; and several nieces

drainage districts. The Federal Emergency Management Agency last June declared 40 Illinois counties eligible for its public assistance program. The state could be eligible for more funding if needed.

– Wire report gr n; and nephews. Sisters in law, Rose Harrison of Allegheny, NY and Paulin Evans of Calgary, Canada. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, John; one sister; and two brothers. Private family services are being held. Online condolences may be made at www.bostonfuneralhome.net.

LUCILLE M. ZOLECKI Lucille M. Zolecki nee O'Sullivan age 91, of Lemont, passed away February24, 2014. Member of the SS. Cyril & Methodius Church Altar and Rosary Society. Preceded in death by her husband, Leonard F. Zolecki; and three brothers. Survived by her children, Joan (Joseph) Witt and Lawrence (Loell) Zolecki; her grandchildren, Chris (Melissa)Witt, Angela Zolecki and Colleen (Kelly) Wendorff; five greatgrandchildren, Nicholas, Charles, Nathan, Sam and Kathryn; a sisterin-law, Rita Ludwig and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services Friday, February 28, 2014, 11:00 a.m. from Markiewicz Funeral Home, P.C. 108 Illinois St., Lemont, to SS. Cyril & Methodius Church for Mass at 11:30 a.m. Interment SS. Cyril & Methodius Cemetery. Visitation Friday morning 9:00a.m. - 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to SS. Cyril & Methodius Church, 608 Sobieski St., Lemont, IL 60439. Markiewicz Funeral Home, P.C. Lemont. 630-257-6363 or www.markiewiczfh.com


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Obama tells Pentagon to plan for Afghanistan pullout

Congress signals tough fight for Pentagon plan By BRADLEY KLAPPER The Associated Press

By JULIE PACE The ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama has ordered the Pentagon to plan for a full American withdrawal from Afghanistan by the end of this year should the Afghan government refuse to sign a security agreement with the U.S, the White House said Tuesday. However, in a call with Afghan President Hamid Karzai, Obama also said the U.S. could still keep a limited troop presence in Afghanistan after 2014 if the agreement is ultimately signed. He acknowledged that Karzai was unlikely to sign the bilateral security agreement himself, leaving the fate of the continued U.S. troop presence in Afghanistan to the winner of the country’s April elections. “We will leave open the possibility of concluding a BSA with Afghanistan later this year,” the White House said in a summary of the call between

the two leaders. However, the White House added that “the longer we go without a BSA, the more likely it will be that any post-2014 U.S. mission will be smaller in scale and ambition.” Tuesday’s call was the first direct contact between Obama and Karzai since last June, underscoring the White House’s frustration with the Afghan leader’s refusal to sign the security agreement. The pact would give the U.S. a legal basis for having forces in Afghanistan after 2014, and also allow it to use bases across the country. The White House has repeatedly said it would not leave American troops in Afghanistan without the agreement. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel called Obama’s order to the Pentagon “a prudent step” given the likelihood that Karzai will not sign an agreement. However, he said the Pentagon also would continue to make plans for a possible U.S. mission in Afghanistan after this

year, which would focus on counterterrorism and training Afghan security forces. The Pentagon has long had contingency plans for multiple options in Afghanistan. However, Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby said Tuesday that until now, the military was “not actively planning for a complete withdrawal.” Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey was traveling to Afghanistan Thursday to visit U.S. military leaders in the country and assess the security situation. Dempsey said he continues to prefer keeping an American troop presence in the country because of the continued threat of al-Qaida, but said the options for doing so “are far more constrained than we’re currently recommending.” Obama has been weighing options from the Pentagon that would keep as many as 10,000 troops in the country after this year, contingent on the security agreement.

Asiana Airlines penalized over crash By JUSTIN PRITCHARD The Associated Press LOS ANGELES – In the first penalty of its kind, federal transportation officials Tuesday docked Asiana Airlines $500,000 for failing to promptly contact passengers’ families and keep them informed about their loved ones after a deadly crash last year at San Francisco International airport. The U.S. Department of Transportation said it took the South Korean airline five days to contact the families of all 291 passengers. In addition, a required crash hotline was initially routed to an automated reservations line. Never before has the department concluded that an airline broke U.S. laws requir-

ing prompt and generous assistance to the loved ones of crash victims. Three people died and dozens were injured July 6 when Asiana Flight 214 clipped a seawall while landing. One of the victims, a 16-year-old girl, apparently survived being ejected onto the tarmac, only to be run over by a fire truck in the post-crash confusion. Many of the families live in South Korea or China, meaning the airline was their main source of information on the crash half a world away. “The last thing families and passengers should have to worry about at such a stressful time is how to get information from their carrier,” U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx said in a prepared state-

ment. Under a consent order the airline signed with the department, Asiana will pay a $400,000 fine and get a $100,000 credit for sponsoring industry-wide conferences and training sessions through 2015 to discuss lessons learned from the situation. In a statement emailed to The Associated Press, Asiana spokeswoman Hyomin Lee said the airline “provided extensive support to the passengers and their families following the accident and will continue to do so.” Asiana said in the consent order that its response immediately after the crash was slowed because it occurred on a holiday weekend when staffing was short.

WASHINGTON – Lawmakers signaled a difficult battle ahead for the Obama administration’s plan to dramatically overhaul the nation’s military, voicing opposition Tuesday to proposed cuts in benefit packages, long-standing weapons programs and bases that mean money and jobs across America. The skepticism from both Republicans and Democrats augured poorly for Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel’s vision of shrinking the Army to its smallest size in three-quarters of a century and creating a nimbler force more suited to future threats than the large land wars in Iraq and Afghanistan over the last decade. Tuesday’s advance of a new veterans bill also suggested Congress may be more interested in increasing military spending in a midterm election year. The cuts “will weaken our nation’s security while the threats we face around the world are becoming more dangerous and com-

plex,” Sens. John McCain and Lindsey Graham, two leading GOP hawks, said in a joint statement. “Now is not the time to embrace a defense posture reminiscent of the years prior to World War II,” they said, without outlining substitute cost reductions. Although Congress has agreed on keeping next year’s military budget just under $500 billion, major tradeoffs must still be made to get under the cap. Tensions exist in both parties. GOP hawks are lining up against tea party supporters keen to rein in spending, while Democrats backing the Obama administration must deal with colleagues from military-heavy districts and states fretful about the potential fallout. Automatic spending cuts that landed heavily on the military were only eased somewhat by a budget agreement two months ago. The evidence since then suggests appetite is waning for difficult decisions on defense reductions, especially as the nation gears up for congressional elections in November.

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Dozens killed at Nigerian school By ADAMU ADAMU and MICHELLE FAUL The Associated Press DAMATURU, Nigeria – Islamic militants set fire to a locked dormitory at a school in northern Nigeria, then shot and slit the throats of students who tried to escape through windows during a pre-dawn attack Tuesday. At least 58 students were killed, including many who were burned alive. They “slaughtered them like sheep” with machetes, and gunned down those who ran away, said one teacher, Adamu Garba. Soldiers guarding a checkpoint near the coed government school were mysteriously withdrawn hours before it was targeted by the militants, said the spokesman for the governor of northeastern Yobe state. Female students were spared in the attack, said the spokesman, Abdullahi Bego, though girls and women have

been abducted in the past by militants of the Boko Haram movement, whose name means “Western education is forbidden.” This time, the insurgents went to the female dormitories and told the young women to go home, get married and abandon the Western education they said is anathema to Islam, Bego said. All of the dead were teenage boys or young men. The militants, whose struggle for an Islamic state has killed thousands and made them the biggest threat to security in Africa’s top oil producer, have increasingly preyed on civilians, both Muslim and Christian. Some 300 people have died in attacks this month alone. Local officials buried the bodies of 29 victims and another 29 were taken to Damaturu Specialist Hospital, according to the hospital records and an Associated Press reporter who went to the mortuary.

Judge sets trial for ‘El Chapo’ in motion The ASSOCIATED PRESS MEXICO CITY – A federal judge ruled Tuesday that drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman must stand trial on drug-trafficking charges and remain for the immediate future in Mexico, where authorities say there is no chance of escaping his cell in the nation’s highest-security prison. It is at least the second case launched against Guzman in Mexico since he was captured Saturday morning in a condominium the Pacific coast city of Mazatlan after 13 years on the run. He has been indicted in at least seven U.S. jurisdictions for crimes committed during his reign as fugitive head of the Sinaloa cartel, a multi-billion dollar cartel that dominated drug trafficking in much of

Mexico and stretched into dozens of other countries. Top Mexican officials have made increasing clear that they want Guzman to face all local charges, and interrogation by Mexican investigators looking to dismantle his cartel, before they consider extraditing him to the U.S. A second judge was expected to rule Tuesday on whether Guzman should go to trial on separate drug-trafficking charges. Guzman was being held in a maximum-security prison in the state of Jalisco in 2001 when he escaped in a laundry cart, according to the official account, and spent more than a decade running the Sinaloa cartel from a series of hideouts around western Mexico. Mexican officials say that won’t happen again.

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Racist emails reflect poorly on Walker It seems some of Gov. Scott Walker’s former staff members forgot the first rule of email, and it has cast them in a very bad light that also has embarrassed Walker. The rule: Don’t ever send an email to anyone that you wouldn’t mind the whole world reading. Once you hit the send button, the shelf life of that communication is out of your hands. This lapse of judgment or just plain stupidity has a couple of former Walker aides looking like racist fools. The embarrassing correspondence is part of nearly 28,000 pages of records released recently relating to an investigation into Walker aide Kelly Rindfleisch, who served as deputy chief of staff to Walker when he was Milwaukee County executive. Rindfleisch was convicted in 2012 of misconduct in office and sentenced to jail for doing campaign work for Republicans on government time. According to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, among the many records released was one in which Rindfleisch received an emailed joke from a friend about someone whose dogs supposedly qualified for welfare because they are “mixed in color, unemployed, lazy, can’t speak English and have no frigging clue who their Daddys are.” Rindfleisch wrote back: “That is hilarious. And so true!” In another email, sent in July 2010, the Journal Sentinel reported, Thomas Nardelli, Walker’s chief of staff at Milwaukee County, forwarded Rindfleisch and others a joke about someone who has what he calls a “nightmare” about turning into a black, Jewish, disabled gay man who is unemployed. “Oh God, please don’t tell me I’m a Democrat,” the email concludes. Rindfleisch’s lawyer argues that many of the emails released were

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Proposed soda tax just an excuse to tax SPRINGFIELD – The latest taxation plan in Springfield is more than a bit hard to swallow. State Sen. Mattie Hunter, D-Chicago, has introduced legislation for the state to start taxing soda pop at a rate of 1 cent per ounce. That would jack up the price of a case of pop by 50 percent or about $2.88. Hunter’s reason is straightforward: Pop makes us fat. No kidding. So do pecan pie, potato chips and just about anything eaten to excess. Should we start creating special taxes for them, too? Or, you know, a few years ago I was reporting in Cuba and found that the government there rations food. It seems to ensure no one gets fat, but it leaves plenty of folks hungry. Perhaps that is a model Hunter should consider. Back during World War II, our government rationed food. I still have some of my grandmother’s ra-

REEDER REPORT Scott Reeder tion stamps tucked away in a drawer. Maybe that would be a scheme worthy of the good senator’s adoption. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying soda is particularly good for you. Like many journalists I was once a caffeine fiend downing seven or eight diet sodas a day. But 15 months ago I gave up all pop. Now the only beverages I consume are skim milk and water. But that is a personal choice. And pardon me, but personal choices should be just that – personal. They shouldn’t be subject to the dictates of government. Government needs to butt out of our private lives. Personal responsibility should triumph over government mandates. By the way, in case you think this

is all about government wanting just the best for you, think again. This tax plan would suck $600 million a year right out of the pockets of Illinoisans, one quarter at a time. And that money would be used to further expand government. Illinois doesn’t have a revenue problem – it has a spending problem. Revenues are at their highest level in the state’s 196-year history. But our state government is still broke. There is an insatiable thirst for dollars in Springfield that no soda tax can quench. While soda may be making people overweight, new taxes are making our government fat. That in itself is a good reason for supporters of the new tax to put a cork in it.

• Scott Reeder is a veteran statehouse reporter and the journalist in residence at the Illinois Policy Institute. He can be reached at sreeder@ illinoispolicy.org.

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Honest to goodness, new slogan pleasant

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As we remember it, once before Indiana leaders paid professionals to come up with a slogan they hoped would attract visitors to the Hoosiers state. The slogan was “Restart Your Engines,” although we believed it was a nonstarter.

It was a takeoff on the Indianapolis 500 race and the famous instruction to “Start your engines.” At the time, we envisioned jumper cables and dead batteries, and wondered how that image might be received. Anyway, we learned last

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week that Indiana now has another tourism slogan, this one designed to promote the state’s warm soul. It’s called a “consumer brand” and is titled “Honest to Goodness Indiana.” According to The Associated Press, the new campaign

comes as Indiana prepares for its statehood bicentennial in 2016, and is intended to emphasize that the people and experiences in Indiana are genuine. Although we don’t expect this slogan to draw visitors who don’t already know about

Indiana’s quiet nature, the slogan is kind of pleasant. And the image it calls up is certainly more pleasant than a dead battery and jumper cables.

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Walker must be careful who he works with service to begin with. None of us can control the content of emails sent to us, but we have total control over what we do with them. And by responding to the “joke” from a friend the way she did provides shocking insight into Rindfleisch’s shallow views toward minorities. Walker needs to be more careful who he surrounds himself with. First his staff

• WALKER Continued from page 21 personal and should not have been made public. That’s an argument for open records experts to decide, but they were released, and there’s no taking them back. The greater concern is that someone openly expressing such views is in public

patches him through to a fake “Koch brother,” and now revelations that some of his inner circle are racists are laid bare. If Walker truly has presidential aspirations, he’ll have to run a much tighter ship and be far more careful about who he lets on board.

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By CURT HERRON cherron@shawmedia.com LASALLE – All season long, Plainfield Central’s wrestling team struggled to put together a complete lineup. But as the campaign enters its final week, the Wildcats finally have a complete group to work with and the result is a very satisfying one. Central overcame an early 15-10 deficit by rattling off seven straight wins to capture a 35-27 victory over Moline at Tuesday’s Class 3A LaSalle-Peru Sectional. As a result, the Wildcats earned their second trip to the state dual team finals, with the last coming in 2010. Central meets Marmion Academy at 9 a.m. Saturday in the quarterfinals at Bloomington’s U.S. Cellular Coliseum. The only major Wildcat who wasn’t on hand for the big sectional win over the Maroons was coach Jim Kappas, who was expecting to become a father for the first time. “We were missing people all year for various reasons,” Wildcats coach Jim Campisi said. “But the team thing was something that was really important to the kids. Some kids didn’t even get a chance to compete in the individual stuff and for some their seasons ended sooner than they wanted them to. “So this was really important to them and they put the time and the effort in and it was nice to see it pay off for them. The guys battled very hard, just as they have all year long. We work very hard at the edge of the mat and at the end of periods and they did a really good job of that. I’m also happy for coach Kappas, this is a nice present for him.” While the Wildcats were celebrating their trip to Bloomington this weekend, Lincoln-Way West fell short in its attempt to get back to the finals for a second straight year. Coach Brian Glynn’s squad ran into a strong Geneseo team that hopes to get back to the title meet, as it did a year ago in what also was its initial state appearance.

The Maple Leafs jumped to an early 24-0 lead and watched the Warriors close to within 30-18 before capturing a 39-24 victory in one of the two Class 2A dual meets that were originally-scheduled. In the Wildcats’ win, Akwasi Aikins won a major decision in the opener at 182, and Dominic Sterr followed with a fall to give Central the quick 10-0 advantage. But Moline responded with three straight wins to claim a brief 15-10 lead. Cody England, who didn’t get to compete in the regional, started the wildcat run with a decision at 113 pounds, and Dylan Cramer followed with a decision to go ahead for good. “This is a really big achievement for our team,” England said. “We wanted it really badly and we all worked hard and we wrestled good today.” Jared Ellingwood followed with a pin at 120, Clayton Ledbetter and Nick Nasenbeny added decisions, Jordan Dinoffria recorded a fall at 145, and Sam Lee also won a decision to give the Wildcats a 35-15 advantage to wrap things up. “The whole team is really looking forward to Saturday,” Dinoffria said. “We looked really good today. After Moline took the lead, it was very exciting since we didn’t let up and we just stayed focused until the end.” The Warriors were hoping to get to state since Montini didn’t block its path, however, Geneseo proved to be too big of an obstacle to overcome. West got a fall from Larry Cozzo (113), decisions from Noah Keefe (132) and Amier Khamis (138) and another pin from Kyle Rodriguez (145) to make things interesting. But the Maple Leafs responded with a pair of wins before giving up a forfeit to Javier Montalvo (170) in the final match of the evening. “The bottom line is that they’re the better team than us,” Glynn said. “They came out strong and don’t have many holes. We got a couple of pins which got us back on track. But they did a good job of not giving up big points where we tried to sneak them in.”

MAHOMET – Lincoln-Way Central’s wrestling team expected to have a battle on their hands as it attempted to earn a second-straight trip to the dual team finals this weekend in Bloomington. But the Knights got on an early roll and led 27-0 after the first five matches, and went on to claim a 55-11 victory over the Tigers at Tuesday’s Class 3A Mahomet-Seymour Sectional. “We started at 113 and Vinnie Piunti won by injury

default and then Matt Crnich was in a close match at 120 and got a headlock for pin,” Knights coach Jason DePolo said. “Ian Meagher won by injury default at 126 and then Joey Nelson got a pin at 132 and Dominic Botta won a decision at 138.” After Edwardsville won at 145 and 152, Brandon Dominski got a pin at 160 and then JV competitor Nick Torres got a pin at 170, Bryce Gorman won 3-1 over a fellow placer and Jake Dudeck bumped up to 195 for a win. Bryan Ditchman got a pin at 285 and Joe Brauer added another win at 106.

“It’s a big thing for these guys to get back to the Elite Eight and all of them want to be a part of it,” said DePolo, whose team meets Marist at 9 a.m. Saturday. “The guys are really close and that helps because someone wins and then the rest feed off of that.”

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• Wednesday, February 26, 2014

NEW LENOX – The effect of a buzzer-beater to end the first half often is overstated. However, in Joliet Catholic’s 78-67 victory Tuesday over Morgan Park in the first semifinal of the girls basketball Class 3A Lincoln-Way West Sectional, senior guard Christine Ekhomu’s 3-pointer was huge. Not only did the shot provide a 38-37 halftime lead over the Mustangs (21-5), but it lit the fuse for the Angels (25-2). Christine’s sister, Nicole Ekhomu, began the third quarter on fire, and with less than two minutes elapsed in the quarter, JCA led 47-37. Morgan Park got no closer than six points again. Next up for the Angels is Thursday’s 7 p.m. sectional final against Bishop McNamara, which beat Hillcrest, 79-68. McNamara ended JCA’s season’s last year in the sectional semifinals. “We were a little dead the first half,” said Nicole Ekhomu, the highly rated sophomore guard who led the way with 26 points. “That 3 Chrstine made gave us the spark. “Coach [Ed Schodrof] told us at halftime that the first three minutes of the second half would be the game, and it was.” Chrstine Ekhomu said she received a good pass from her sister, stepped in and “felt it slide off my fingers real well” on the swish from the top of the key that provided the halftime lead. “This was the game where we failed last year [the sectional semifinal], and it was good to get past this hump,” she said.

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Joliet Catholic’s Jasmine Lumpkin drives toward the basket during the second half of Tuesday’s game against Morgan Park at Lincoln-Way West. Joliet defeated Morgan Park, 78-67, to advance to the Class 3A sectional final. Jasmine Lumpkin chipped in 25 points for the Angels and freshman Ty Battle had 12 to go with a team-high five rebounds. Lumpkin could have scored more but had difficulty getting inside shots to fall early on. “Jasmine was playing a little fast,” Schodrof said. “Nobody has stopped her from getting to the rack all season. We got her to slow down, and she had a lot better game.” Lumpkin started 2-of-7 from the field. Regardless, she and her teammates never quit pass-

ing the ball and setting each other up for good looks. JCA shot 48.3 percent on 28-of-58. “It’s nice to have teammates who can score,” Christine Ekhomu said. “I see them open, and I know they’re going to put the ball inside the rim.” “It’s nice to see a team that cares for each other,” Schodrof said. “They really don’t care who scores the points.” Morgan Park led 24-16 after one quarter, as senior point guard Bhrea Griffin did a good job breaking down the Angels’ 1-3-1 halfcourt trap.

However, JCA went on a 12-0 run to open the second quarter and take a 28-24 lead. Lumpkin scored the first six of those points and Nicole Ekhomu hit consecutive 3-pointers to climax the run. The Mustangs then, heated up from long range, regained the lead and were up 37-35 when Christine Ekhomu delivered her telling blow. “They were one made 3-pointer away from getting us to switch up our defense,” Schodrof said. “But then we got a couple of stops, and we stayed

with it. What really killed us, though, was rebounding.” Morgan Park held a 42-28 edge on the boards, including 22-11 in the first half, but committed 21 turnovers. JCA was adept at turning the mistakes into baskets on the other end. “In the second half, we put our bodies on the line and took charges more,” Christine Ekhomu said. “We shut down the paint more, too.” It all added up to the first win in a rugged sectional where all four combatants entered with 20-plus victories.

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Lockport hires Starkey as head football coach By DICK GOSS dgoss@shawmedia.com LOCKPORT – In the last decade, Dan Starkey spent six years as the head football coach at Glenbard South and four years as the head at New Trier. Eight of his 10 teams qualified for the playoffs, including quarterfinal appearances at Glenbard South in 2008 and 2009. Starkey’s overall record is 59-44. And, during all of those 10 years, Starkey, 46, has been a Lockport resident. The Porters were searching for a football coach to replace Don McKillip, and Starkey was the right man for the job. He was approved Monday night at the District 205 Board of Education meeting. “Dan is a quality individual with a good coaching background,” Lockport athletic director Brian Goff said. “We felt he was a good fit. Our whole point was to go in a winning direction in our conference [SouthWest Suburban Blue] and into the playoffs and beyond.” Starkey said a big reason he decided to settle in Lockport

was the good school system. His son, Bo, graduated in 2009 from Lockport and son Cole graduated in 2011. Both played for Bret Kooi, who recently was named coach at Lemont. Starkey’s son Roman is a sophomore and a football player for the Porters. The Starkeys played youth football with the Homer Stallions. “I honestly never thought the job would open up,” Starkey said. “I was at Glenbard South when we bought our home. I knew Dan Starkey Coach Kooi had done a great job, won a couple state titles. I’m excited that it opened up and I’m getting this opportunity.” Starkey’s immediate matters are to meet with the players and meet with the coaches currently on staff. “I want to meet with the players this week if it’s possible,” he said. “I also want to meet individually with the coaches, see what they can bring from a teaching and coaching standpoint. We have

a big summer ahead. “With all the great coaches and good players that we will face in the SouthWest Suburban Blue, we have a lot of work to do.” Lockport finished 3-6 last season and is 4-14 over the last two years. Although he was coaching elsewhere, Starkey, who will teach physical education, said he was able to attend occasional Lockport games throughout the years. “I was at the Sandburg game last season and couldn’t believe the size of the Lockport student section,” he said. “It’s exciting to be coaching a program where there is that kind of interest.” Starkey has 23 years of coaching experience. Before becoming the head coach at Glenbard South, he was an assistant there and at Wheaton Warrenville South and Westmont. Starkey received his graduated from Illinois State in 1990 with a bachelor’s degree in education and received his master’s degree in educational administration from Aurora University in 2001.

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Fourteen advance to state swim meet STAFF REPORTS Nowhere was success more pronounced in area boys swimming and diving than at the Homewood-Flossmoor Sectional, where Lincoln-Way East finished second in the 12team field with 222 points, Lincoln-Way Central was fourth with 154.5 and Lincoln-Way West was seventh with 102. Lincoln-Way East’s Patrick Hackett (4:41.24) and Andy Grever (4:42.65) finished first and second in the 500-yard freestyle to advance to this weekend’s state finals in Evanston. Lincoln-Way West’s Charlie Pavlak took fourth in diving with a score of 368.85 to advance, while teammate Kyle Karpluk took first in the 100yard butterfly with a time of

54.71. Lincoln-Way Central’s Brandon View took first in the 50-yard freestyle (47.77) for athletes with disabilities. At the Metea Valley Sectional, Plainfield Central finished seventh out of 13 with a score of 94, while Morris was 11th with 14 points. Plainfield Central’s Alex Netzel qualified in two individual events, winning the 200-yard freestyle (1:41.92) and taking fourth in the 100-yard butterfly (51.13). Teammate Brandon Tran qualified in the 200-yard individual medley (third, 1:57.02) and the 100-yard breaststroke (third, 58.76). Netzel and Tran combined with Kyle Potts and Tyler Adkins to finish seventh in the 200-yard medley relay with a time of 1:37.58 and advance to state. At the Sandburg Section-

al, Lockport was fourth in the nine-team field with 207 points, while Joliet Central was fifth with 144.5. Matt Cavanaugh of Lockport finished second in the 50-yard freestyle with a time of 21.89 to advance to the state finals. He also teamed with Steven Howell, Jacob Jagozinski and Jake Speechly to win the 200-yard freestyle relay in 1:28.19 and advance. Joliet Central’s Youjia Wang was second in the 100-yard breaststroke (1:00.22) to advance.

Boys Basketball Thornton 54, Lincoln-Way Central 44 – Alex Parks paced Lincoln-Way Central (12-13, 4-9) with 17 points in the Southwest Suburban loss.

BOYS BASKETBALL: LOCKPORT 49, BOLINGBROOK 46

Lockport scores upset win over Bolingbrook By DENNIS NELSON Shaw Media Correspondent BOLINGBROOK – Lockport isn’t going to win the boys basketball SouthWest Suburban Conference Blue Division championship. However, it can hang its hat on beating the league champions. Lockport kept Bolingbrook’s high-flying offense in check and made 9-of-10 from the free-throw line over the final 57 seconds to post a 49-46 upset win Tuesday. The win gives the Porters (12-13, 6-7 in the SWSC Blue) some much-needed confidence heading into the Lincoln-Way Central regional next week. Lockport is the No. 14 seed in the Thornton Sectional. “Being 11-13, it’s big anytime to get a win,” Lockport coach Larry Thompson Jr. said. Lockport made 12-of-15 from the free throw line in the fourth quarter and Bolingbrook (19-5, 10-2) made just 1-of-11 from the floor against Lockport’s zone defense in the third. “We talked about it before the game being a trap game,” Bolingbrook coach Rob Brost said. “We beat them by 20-plus the first time, right after H-F, right before regional.” Bolingbrook, which won 61-35 a month ago in Lockport, is the No. 3 seed in the Aurora East Sectional and favored to capture the Plainfield East Regional title. “This was important be-

cause they beat us bad at our place,” Lockport senior guard Grover Anderson said. “The whole time, we knew we were capable of beating them. This was one of our best games of the season.” Anderson and fellow senior John Campbell each tallied 14 points to share game-high honors. Campbell made 6-of-6 from the line over the final 57 seconds. “The game was won and lost on free throws,” Campbell said. “I shot them with confidence and knocked them down.” Kenny Williams’ basket gave the Raiders’ a 13-6 late in the first quarter. Anderson’s reverse layup trimmed the lead to 13-8 after a quarter. Broderic Thomas’ basket gave the Raiders an 18-8 advantage two minutes into the second. Back-to-back baskets by Campbell, the second with 2:05 left in the second, trimmed the lead to 18-15. Bolingbrook took a 22-19 lead into the intermission. Matt Baran’s put-back a minute into the third made it 22-21 Bolingbrook. Campbell’s layup seconds later gave Lockport a 23-22 lead. Ryan Reed buried a 3-pointer, capping a 7-1 run, giving Lockport a 26-23 lead. Prentiss Nixon’s threepoint play at the 2:18 mark tied it, again, at 26. Anderson’s banker in the lane gave Lockport a 28-26 lead with less than a minute to play in the third. Bolingbrook would not lead again.

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WESTERN CONFERENCE

Central Division W L Pct Indiana 43 13 .768 Bulls 30 26 .536 Detroit 23 34 .404 Cleveland 22 36 .379 Milwaukee 11 45 .196 Atlantic Division W L Pct Toronto 32 25 .561 Brooklyn 26 28 .481 New York 21 36 .368 Boston 19 39 .328 Philadelphia 15 42 .263 Southeast Division W L Pct Miami 40 14 .741 Washington 29 28 .509 Charlotte 27 30 .474 Atlanta 26 29 .473 Orlando 17 42 .288

GB — 13 20½ 22 32 GB — 4½ 11 13½ 17 GB — 12½ 14½ 14½ 25½

WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division W L Pct 40 16 .714 38 18 .679 35 23 .603 31 24 .564 23 33 .411 Northwest Division W L Pct Oklahoma City 43 14 .754 Portland 38 18 .679 Minnesota 27 29 .482 Denver 25 30 .455 Utah 20 36 .357 Pacific Division W L Pct L.A. Clippers 39 20 .661 Golden State 35 22 .614 Phoenix 33 22 .600 Sacramento 20 36 .357 L.A. Lakers 19 38 .333 San Antonio Houston Dallas Memphis New Orleans

GB — 2 6 8½ 17 GB — 4½ 15½ 17 22½ GB — 3 4 17½ 19

BULLS 107, ATLANTA 103

Bulls win in final seconds over Atlanta By JOE COWLEY jcowley@suntimes.com ATLANTA – Call it a Heat hangover. After watching their fivegame winning streak snapped in Miami on Sunday, it was all set up for the Bulls to strut into Atlanta and take their frustration out on a Hawks team ravaged by injuries. Who would have guessed it would be more like a crawl to the finish line? Trailing by two, Kirk Hinrich drew a questionable foul on a 3-point attempt, and with

40.8 seconds left made all three free throws to give the Bulls a one-point lead en route to a 107-103 victory. It appeared Atlanta got the lead back on a 3-pointer by Mike Scott, but Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer had called a timeout before the shot was released. The Hawks then turned the ball over on a Hinrich steal with 23 seconds left, but rather than step on their throats, the Bulls let the Hawks have life. Mike Dunleavy’s inbound pass to Joakim Noah was stolen, giving Atlanta a chance to take the lead. One problem –

it’s the Hawks. So of course Jeff Teague stepped out of bounds dribbling underneath the basket. Hinrich was fouled with 11 seconds left, and after making both the Bulls were still clinging to the three-point lead. After the timeout, Scott attempted a game-tying 3 that was stymied by Noah. Hinrich iced the game by splitting his two free throws with 4.7 seconds left. The win improved the Bulls to 30-26 on the season, as they were led by 22 points from Mike Dunleavy.

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EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Boston 57 37 16 4 78 176 125 Tampa Bay 58 33 20 5 71 168 145 Montreal 59 32 21 6 70 148 142 Toronto 60 32 22 6 70 178 182 Detroit 58 26 20 12 64 151 163 Ottawa 59 26 22 11 63 169 191 Florida 58 22 29 7 51 139 183 Buffalo 58 16 34 8 40 113 174 Metropolitan Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Pittsburgh 58 40 15 3 83 186 138 N.Y. Rangers 59 32 24 3 67 155 146 Philadelphia 59 30 23 6 66 162 167 Columbus 58 29 24 5 63 170 161 Washington 59 27 23 9 63 171 175 Carolina 58 26 23 9 61 146 161 New Jersey 59 24 22 13 61 135 146 N.Y. Islanders60 22 30 8 52 164 200 Two points for win, one point for OT loss Tuesday’s Results Buffalo 3, Carolina 2 Wednesday’s Games Boston at Buffalo, 6:30 p.m. Detroit at Montreal, 6:30 p.m. Los Angeles at Colorado, 9 p.m. St. Louis at Vancouver, 9:30 p.m.

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Tuesday’s Results Bulls 107, Atlanta 103 Indiana 118, L.A. Lakers 98 Washington 115, Orlando 106 Toronto 99, Cleveland 93 Minnesota at Phoenix (n) Portland at Denver (n) Houston at Sacramento (n) Wednesday’s Games Golden State at Bulls, 7 p.m. Orlando at Philadelphia, 6 p.m. Atlanta at Boston, 6:30 p.m. New Orleans at Dallas, 7 p.m. Cleveland at Oklahoma City, 7 p.m. L.A. Lakers at Memphis, 7 p.m. Detroit at San Antonio, 7:30 p.m. Phoenix at Utah, 8 p.m. Brooklyn at Portland, 9 p.m. Houston at L.A. Clippers, 9:30 p.m. Monday’s Results Milwaukee 130, Philadelphia 110 Golden State 104, Detroit 96 Dallas 110, New York 108 L.A. Clippers 123, New Orleans 110 Utah 110, Boston 98

Central Division GP W L OT Pts GF St. Louis 57 39 12 6 84 196 Blackhawks 60 35 11 14 84 207 Colorado 58 37 16 5 79 174 Minnesota 59 31 21 7 69 145 Dallas 58 27 21 10 64 164 Winnipeg 60 28 26 6 62 168 Nashville 59 25 24 10 60 146 Pacific Division GP W L OT Pts GF Anaheim 60 41 14 5 87 196 San Jose 59 37 16 6 80 175 Los Angeles 59 31 22 6 68 139 Phoenix 58 27 21 10 64 163 Vancouver 60 27 24 9 63 146 Calgary 58 22 29 7 51 137 Edmonton 60 20 33 7 47 153

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• Wednesday, February 26, 2014

SOCHI, Russia – Jonathan Toews remembers the first few games back in 2010 after the exhilaration of winning Olympic gold in Vancouver. The Blackhawks played four games in six days, starting on the road on Long Island. And, well, there’s no delicate way to put this: Playing the Islanders wasn’t exactly like playing the United States. “The level of play is so high [at the Olympics],” said Toews, who helped Canada win its second straight Olympic gold medal Sunday against Sweden. “If I remember last time, going back to the NHL style, the pace seemed like almost a step down, where you just felt relaxed and knew you had time with the puck. Maybe that was just because guys were coming off their break and they’re out of shape, and you didn’t miss a beat. I think it’s a good thing. Not a big deal for us.” The big fear in Chicago leading into the Olympics was that the grueling twoweek tournament, com-

bined with the travel, would hurt the Hawks. The Hawks themselves don’t share that concern. While Andrew Shaw and Ben Smith went to Hawaii, Brandon Saad, Brandon Bollig and Nick Leddy went to Mexico and Bryan Bickell went fishing, 10 of their Hawks teammates were playing at the highest level of hockey possible. “I think we’re going to be in better shape than most of the guys that have so-called vacation right now,” silver medalist Niklas Hjalmarsson said during the Olympic tournament. “We’re still paying games. It’s just six games. I don’t think it’s going to be that big of a difference at the end.” Besides, the last time the Hawks participated in the Olympics – in 2010 – they went on to win the Stanley Cup. And the Blues, who are tied with the Hawks for first place in the Central Division with three games in hand, had nine players in Sochi, so it’s likely a wash. Defenseman Duncan Keith said that although the Olympics take something of a physical toll, the net effect is a positive one.

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By DENISE M. BARAN–UNLAND dunland@shawmedia.com Last year, Sheila Corrigan of New Lenox bucked the traditional corned beef at the annual Celtic Celebration of The Irish American Society of County Will by serving an authentic Irish dish, “Irish stew is awesome,” Corrigan said. “Everyone rolled their eyes and made faces,” she said, “and then we ran out of it.” For this year’s March 16 event, two more very Irish dishes will be joining those two entrees: Irish soda bread and colcannon (mashed potatoes and cabbage), great comfort foods, Corrigan said. “They’re like macaroni and cheese for the Irish,” Corrigan said. It’s Corrigan’s way of promoting Irish culture and heritage, part of the society’s goals. Besides, Corrigan thinks Irish grass fed beef tastes terrible, quite unlike its American counterparts, so it’s unlikely the Irish would serve it at a banquet. “I never even tried these [dishes] until later in life,” Corrigan said. Corrigan never appreciated her Irish background until after she joined the society in 1981, shortly after she had moved to New Lenox. A friend had seen a newspaper advertisement and thought it would be a good way for Corrigan to meet people. Growing up, Corrigan simply remembered her Irish grandmother saying, “It was hell back there,” as her reason for not wishing to return to Ireland. Corrigan only knew St. Patrick’s Day as a New Year’s Eve type celebration of “drinking and acting the fool.” “I don’t go out on St. Patrick’s Day,” said Corrigan, who helps arrange speakers for the society’s monthly meetings. “I love learning more than anything.”

¾ pint cold water ½ lb carrots Cut meat into 1 inch cubes and season well with salt and pepper. Slice onions thinly and slice other vegetables thickly. Pack alternate layers of vegetables, barley and meat in ovenproof casserole. Start with onions and end with potatoes. Pour water over, cover and cook 1.5 to 2 hours at 325 degrees. Baste with juices from time to time. Raise oven temp to 425 and then uncover to brown potatoes. Yield: 5 to 6 servings

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Sheila Corrigan of New Lenox decided to offer authentic Irish entrees alongside the “traditional” corned beef at the March 16 Celtic Celebration hosted by the Irish American Society of County Will. In addition to the buffet, the event will include a Mass, violinist Casey McGrath Behar, harpist Nicole Luchs and dancers from the Sullivan School of Irish Dance in New Lenox. The public is invited to attend. In addition, the society will award a $2,000 college scholarship and Corrigan will present the society’s 14 original members with books on topics such as Irish history and Celtic mythology. Corrigan even bought a book for herself, one that explains all things Irish in very basic ways. “I’m still going through it,” Corrigan said. “This one will take me awhile.” Although the Renaissance Center will be preparing the

food March 16, below are the recipes Corrigan prepares at home.

Irish Soda Bread: 6 cups all-purpose flour 2 tsp. sugar 2 tsp. baking soda 1 tsp. salt 2 tsp. baking powder 2 ½ cups buttermilk 3 tbsp. cornstarch 2 cups raisins Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Add the dry ingredients in a large bowl and mix very well. Pour the buttermilk into the bowl at once and stir until a soft dough is formed. Pour on the counter and knead for a minute or so until everything comes together.

Divide into two portions and shape each into a round loaf; press the top down to flatten a little. Place loaves on a large ungreased baking sheet. Sprinkle with additional flour on the top of each loaf. Using a sharp knife, make the sign of the cross in slashes on the top. Allow the loaves to rest for 10 minutes and then bake on the middle rack of the oven for 40 minutes. Cool on racks. Yield: 2 loaves

Irish Stew: 2 lbs lamb 2 oz. barley 1 lb onions 1 ½ lbs. potatoes, peeled, quartered cut into 1/2 “ pieces 4 stalks celery

1 lb cabbage (approx. 1 head) 1 tbsp. olive oil 1 lb. potatoes, peeled and quartered 2 small leeks (1 cup chopped, white part only) ¾ cup milk or cream Salt and pepper, to taste Pinch of mace ½ cup butter melted Simmer cabbage, covered, in 2 cups water and olive oil for 10 minutes. Drain and chop fine, set aside, keep warm. Cook potatoes until tender. Simmer leeks in milk until soft, about 5 minutes. Drain potatoes; season with salt, pepper and mace. Beat till fluffy. Add leeks and milk, place over low heat and blend in cabbage. Beat till mixture is a pale green fluff and then spoon into warm bowl, making a well in center. Pour in melted butter to fill well. Leftovers are good fried in hot bacon fat till crisp and brown on both sides. Yield: 5 to 6 servings

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Denis Waitley, a founding member of the National Council on Self-Esteem, said: “Success is almost totally dependent upon drive and persistence. The extra energy required to make another effort or try another approach is the secret of winning.” That is true, but sometimes, at the bridge table, trying for an extra trick can prove very expensive. Still, occasionally a defender can dangle a tempting carrot that leaves declarer thinking he has a no-cost shot at an overtrick. In this deal, South is in three no-trump, and West leads the heart 10. How might West tempt declarer into an indiscretion? South should open one notrump. Yes, the club holding of two honors doubleton is a minus, but the five-card suit is a compensating plus. Declarer starts with seven top tricks: three hearts (given the opening lead), one diamond and three clubs. Obviously, he will attack clubs. However, West can set a nasty trap for South. Declarer takes the first trick in his hand and cashes the club king. West should play his five. Then, when South continues with the club queen, West should drop his eight. He is trying to make it look as though he started with J-8-5 and East with the 6-4-doubleton (and was starting a high-low with his six). If declarer falls for the ruse, he will win the third trick with his queen and suddenly find that he cannot make the contract. Instead, South must overtake his club queen with dummy’s ace and continue with the club 10 to drive out West’s jack. Then declarer gets at least three hearts, one diamond and five clubs.

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Woman worries friend may have dark side Girl’s grandfather, Dear Abby: I’m incredibly fond of my friend “Russell.” He is always supportive, considerate and kind to me. However, I know that he is into S&M and this worries me, as I can’t reconcile the two different people – a gentle person with someone wanting to dominate and possibly hurt a woman in bed. Should I be worried that Russell is hiding a dark side that will eventually come out and ruin our friendship? – Worried Friend In Australia Dear Worried: You and Russell must be very close friends if he is describing his sexual practices with you. My experts tell me that acting out on aggressive fantasies does not necessarily mean a person IS aggressive. As long as your relationship remains platonic, what he does in the bedroom shouldn’t affect it. But if you’re considering taking your friendship with Russell to another level, it’s important that you talk further about this. If this isn’t something you’re interested

DEAR ABBY Jeanne Phillips in exploring – and it isn’t for everyone – then draw the line or move on. Dear Abby: I have a 19-monthold son, “Nicky.” He stays at my in-laws’ house most days while my husband and I work. Lately, I’ve noticed when I go to pick him up that Grandma and Grandpa like to give him “kiss attacks,” where they hold him “hostage” and give him several kisses. Sometimes he lets them, and it’s not a problem. Other times he squirms, whines and tells them no. It’s painful to watch, especially when they respond with, “I know you’re not going to like this, but I’m going to do it anyway.” I think this is a huge violation of my son’s boundaries. It teaches him he should just give in because nobody cares that he’s uncomfortable. My hus-

band thinks Nicky is too young to understand, and that it’s not going to hurt him to have extra affection. I’m an affectionate person who likes to hug and kiss my son, too, but if he’s not in the mood, I let him be. Who is right? – Loving Mommy In Colorado Dear Loving Mommy: You are. Affection is something welcome. If you don’t want it, it’s not affection. The most significant issues in child development have to do with nurturing and building trust. However well meant, holding a child “hostage” is more a display of power than affection. If your in-laws stopped “attacking,” your son would be more likely to seek their affection when he wants it. A better way to demonstrate their love for him would be to do something creative, like draw a picture showing their affection for him. • Write Dear Abby at www. dearabby.com.

Non-surgical approach can relieve carpal tunnel pain Dear Doctor K: I have carpal tunnel syndrome. How can I relieve the discomfort without drugs or surgery? Dear Reader: Carpal tunnel syndrome causes pain and discomfort in the wrist that can extend into the hand or forearm. It’s often caused by activities that require constant use of the wrists. People who spend a lot of time at a computer keyboard, for example, pounding away at the keys, are more likely to experience it. Carpal tunnel syndrome results from compression of the median nerve. This is a major nerve that extends from the spinal cord through the wrist and to the fingers. In the wrist, the median nerve passes through a narrow channel called the carpal tunnel. The carpal tunnel is made of stiff fibers and is only slightly wider than the median nerve. As a result, if repeated activity of the wrist leads to inflammation and swelling of the tissue in the wrist, the nerve can become pinched and compressed. (I’ve put an illustration of this on my website, AskDoctorK.com.) Carpal tunnel syndrome initially causes tingling, numbness and burning pain in the wrist. These symptoms are also felt in

ASK DOCTOR K Anthony L. Komaroff the thumb and second and third fingers, because that’s where the nerve fibers lead. Sleeping with your wrists in a flexed position can worsen pressure on the nerve. That’s because when the wrist is flexed, the nerve is more easily pinched inside the carpal tunnel. You may awaken with tingling and achiness in the wrist. As the condition progresses, the muscles in the hand can begin to waste away and the nerve can become permanently damaged. This can lead to weakness and loss of function and sensation, as well as pain. So, don’t treat possible symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome as just an annoyance: Let your doctor know about them. Nondrug and non-surgical treatments are most effective if used when symptoms first begin, before the nerve is damaged. The first step is typically a splint that keeps the wrist in an open (unbent) position. This helps prevent compression of the

median nerve, and can relieve mild to moderate discomfort and disability. Wear the splint while sleeping. If you have constant pain, wear the splint during the day for four to six weeks, then decrease use of it over the next month. Because you’re trying to avoid drugs and surgery, you may even benefit from wearing a splint intermittently for years. You can also work with an occupational therapist (OT), who can teach you to use your hands in ways that will not aggravate your condition. An OT can also recommend adaptive equipment, such as gripping devices, or an ergonomically designed keyboard to use at home or at your office. These non-surgical approaches usually provide relief. If they don’t, injections of inflammation-calming medicine into the carpal tunnel may help. If surgery is required, it’s pretty simple – not a major operation. But non-surgical measures often are sufficient to fix the problem.

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

father hate family pet Dr. Wallace: I have a cat, and I love her very much. I feel that she is a member of the family. Whenever I come home from school, Jingles jumps up on my lap and licks my cheek. I know that she is glad to see me and is giving me a kiss. My grandfather lives with us, and he hates cats. Whenever I talk to Jingles, he gets mad at me and yells, “That stupid cat doesn’t understand what you are saying, so keep quiet!” My dad agrees with my grandfather. He also hates cats. It’s a good thing that Mom is on my side. Several times, Dad has tried to get rid of Jingles, but Mom always comes to our rescue. Do you think that Jingles is kissing me when she licks my face, and do you think it’s a waste of time to talk to her? – Kim, Mobile, Ala. Dear Kim: Of course, Jingles is glad to see you, and she shows it by jumping up on your lap and giving you a kiss on your cheek. Grandfather is misinformed when he says for you to stop talking to Jingles because she doesn’t understand what you are saying. Actually, she does. It’s not words, but the gentle tone of your voice, the pleasant look on your face and your friendly hand on her fur. Not only does she enjoy hearing you and being with you, but you also receive pleasure and enjoyment when talking to your wonderful pet. Make sure your grandfather and your father read this column. They both are not required to love cats, but hating

’TWEEN 12 & 20 Robert Wallace this wonderful furry family member is not acceptable! Dr. Wallace: Whenever I’m faced with a difficult challenge, I really get upset if I can’t solve it. When I fail, I pound my fist on anything around me, scream and say bad things. What can I do to stay calm when I can’t solve all my problems? – Nameless, Sidney, Ohio.

Dear Nameless: When something doesn’t go your way, let it go for a while. Take what Dr. Alan Monat calls a stress break. You need to defuse the emotional buildup, which causes you to scream, curse and pound your fist. Instead of doing getting upset, divert your attention away from the frustration. When you come back to it later, says Dr. Monat, a professor of psychology at California State University, Hayward, you’ll be refreshed and have a much better perspective on how to solve it. What should you do while you’re on your stress break? Call a friend, take a shower, walk around the block, treat yourself to a favorite snack, exercise or read a column written for teens! • Dr. Robert Wallace welcomes questions from readers. Although he is unable to reply to all of them individually, he will answer as many as possible in this column. Email him at rwallace@galesburg. net.


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TODAY – Concentrate your abilities on working toward a personal goal. Make good use of all the resources available to you, and don’t allow the pessimistic attitudes of others to dissuade you. Be on the alert for opportunities, and take full advantage of them when they appear. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) – Be businesslike in your dealings. Someone may be overly interested in your personal life. Keep them guessing about your private matters, and be careful not to reveal too much. ARIES (March 21-April 19) – Preparation and organization will be key today. Someone may not be forthright regarding a touchy situation. If you wait until the last minute, you risk becoming overwhelmed by the issues at hand. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) – Make plans to have fun with friends, or arrange an outing with your lover. Deal with your responsibilities in advance so that no one will find fault with your actions. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) – Your clever ideas and innovative solutions will lead to a moneymaking venture. Determine exactly what you want to achieve and then work hard in service of your goals. CANCER (June 21-July 22) – It’s a good day to review paperwork and financial records. Make changes to improve your savings and investments. Reward yourself by spending a romantic evening with someone you love. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) – You are in a romantic mood today. Don’t get carried away and offer untrue or frivolous declarations of your feelings. Your relationship will only be strengthened by your honesty and devotion. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) – It’s time for a little pampering. You may decide to lift your spirits by getting together with your special someone, or perhaps even treating yourself to a new look or outfit. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) – It is not necessary to seek approval from others for all of your plans. You can gain a new perspective and improve your outlook by exploring new locations or experiences for yourself. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) – Trying to please others will only cause you frustration. Although people may have your best interests at heart, focusing on your own goals will keep you on the sure path to success. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) – With determination and self-discipline, one of your many hobbies could prove profitable. A close look at your various interests may reveal the opportunity for financial gain that you have been seeking. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) – Following your intuition will lead to inspiration. However, persistence, determination and dedication will be the necessary ingredients for positive results. Avoid negativity and doubt – they will only interfere with your dreams. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) – Changes are on the horizon. Make the effort to expand your knowledge and insights by joining a club, class or other activity that is interesting to you. New circumstances will also provide new friendships.

The new George Clooney-directed film “The Monuments Men” was inspired by the World War II exploits of a group of art experts recruited by the Allies under the banner of the military’s Monuments, Fine Arts and Archives section to rescue art treasures from the Nazis. Whether you love the fact-based drama or hate it, the movie may be intriguing enough in its details to inspire curiosity about the real-life Monuments Men, as these art nerds in uniform became known. A good place to learn more is the Lawrence A. Fleischman Gallery, where the Smithsonian’s Archives of American Art is displaying a collection of photographs, letters and other documents laying out what AAA director Kate Haw calls “the story behind the story.” In conjunction with other Monuments Men-themed programming at the National Gallery of Art and the National Archives, the exhibition “Monuments Men: On the Frontline to Save Europe’s Art, 1942-1946” offers a fascinating glimpse of the history that inspired Hollywood. According to Haw, Clooney’s production team visited the Smithsonian’s archives to study some of the very material that is in this show. The film opens with a scene of Nazi leader Hermann Goering “shopping” in occupied Paris for paintings for his personal collection. In the Smithsonian exhibition, you’ll find evidence of that: a 71-page, U.S. government inventory itemizing what the Monuments Men found among Goering’s (largely stolen) art collection in 1945. The list includes, among more than 1,000 works, several canvases by the Flemish

Thomas Carr Howe Papers, Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Among the group known as the Monuments Men were Walker Hancock (second from left) and George “Ole Pops” Stout (second from right). master Peter Paul Rubens. Also on view is the 1943 field manual drafted to guide the work of the Monuments Men, whose mission evolved from saving significant buildings from being bombed to finding and repatriating millions of pieces of stolen art. One particularly chilling chapter in that manual concerns not theft but “defilement and contemptuous treatment.” In case you’re wondering what that means, there’s a scene in the movie showing a heap of incinerated picture frames – including one labeled “Picasso” – left behind by Nazis fleeing Allied troops. Yes, Hitler may have wanted Europe’s masterpieces to stock his never-realized “Fuhrer Museum,” but the fear that his henchmen would destroy their loot rather than relinquish it was very real. It was a case of “if I can’t have it, no one will,” says Smithsonian archivist Barbara Aikens, who helped organize the show. Other true-life tidbits that made their way into the film include the discovery – documented in the exhibition – that the Nazis had hidden a large cache of art in a salt mine in the Austrian town of Altaussee. According to the papers of James Rorimer (the real-life curator from New

York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art who is played by Matt Damon, under the name James Granger), the mine’s temperature and humidity were surprisingly conducive to art storage, suggesting that the Nazis had at least some appreciation, however perverse, for art. One scene, featured prominently in the trailer, shows Damon’s character in distress after stepping on an unexploded land mine while searching for art. It’s certainly true that some of the Monuments Men were killed in action, as the film makes clear, but Aikens says there’s no evidence in any of the Smithsonian material that the Altaussee mine was boobytrapped, despite rumors to that effect. It’s not surprising that Clooney, who wrote the script with Grant Heslov and who plays a character inspired by conservator George Stout, a leader of the Monuments Men, would juice up the story. What is surprising, from a close look at the source material, is that the story doesn’t need it. The Story Behind the Work One of the most interesting artifacts in the exhibition is a black-and-white photo of Neuschwanstein Castle, where the Nazis stashed

much of their stolen art. According to both the movie and the exhibition, the picture was given to James Rorimer by Rose Valland, a Parisian art historian who surreptitiously recorded where the Nazis were concealing their war booty. The photo is creased, suggesting that Rorimer carried it in his pocket as a visual reference. (This may seem a little weird, since the highly distinctive building, commissioned by “mad” King Ludwig of Bavaria, was the architectural inspiration for Disneyland’s Sleeping Beauty Castle and resembles nothing else in the world.) There’s a great story about how Valland, portrayed by Kate Blanchett as Claire Simone in the movie, was able to learn where the Nazis were hiding the stolen art: A curator at the Jeu de Paume museum, Valland was kept around by the Nazis for her expertise as they processed thousands of stolen paintings through her museum. Unbeknown to the occupying troops, however, Valland spoke German and was thus able to eavesdrop on conversations everyone else thought were private. Sadly, that delicious detail is not in the movie, perhaps because it seems too good to be true.

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IRRIGATION SERVICE TECHNICIAN Experienced. Valid driver license and customer friendly. Come to 2133 Gould Ct, Rockdale, for application. No phone calls please. Job Fair

Kelly Services is having a

Customer Service Professional National lawn care company seeking mature, self-motivated individual for full-time work in small office environment. Responsibilities include handling of incoming phone calls and processing related paper work. The ideal candidate will possess excellent communication skills, display a pleasant demeanor & is able to work well with others. Excellent benefits. Apply at: Spring-Green Lawn & Tree Care 11927 Spaulding School Dr. Plainfield, IL 60544 acolstock@spring-green.com Driver Now hiring MOVERS and DRIVERS with valid Class C lic. Training provided. Heavy lifting involved. Wages + tips TWO MEN AND A TRUCK 815-609-6200 12407 Rhea Dr, Plainfield, IL Healthcare

People You Know. Extraordinary Care.

Manager of Emergency Services The Manager is responsible and accountable for management and direction of day to day operations of the Emergency Department. This person will work cooperatively with leadership of other departments to integrate clinical services, administrative and educational aspects throughout the continuum. The qualified candidate must have five years of healthcare or business experience, at least three of which have been in a supervisor, manager or charge position and professional licensure and/or certification as appropriate. For more detail and to submit a resume and online application, please click on Careers at: www.morrishospital.org

JOB FAIR!!! IMMEDIATE OPENINGS: FORKLIFT: Stand up, Sitdown, Cherry Picker, Reach Truck & Walkie Rider ($10.50-$11/hr) ORDER PICKERS: RF Scanning, Shipping Packing ($9.75-10/hr) Transportation / Traffic / Dispatch Clerks needed with experience using Microsoft Word & Excel ($11-13/hr) Administrative Roles ($11-13/hr) Production Assembly ($9.50/hr/ 1st shift) Dates: Mon 2/24 – Fri 2/28 Time: 9am – 2pm Address: Kelly Services, Inc. 460 N. Weber Road Romeoville, IL 60446 Please Bring: I.D.'s proving eligibility to work in the United States (i.e. Driver's License & Social Security Card) Detailed work history or Resume Selected candidates must meet the following criteria: Able to work a 8-12 hour shift Able to stand, bend, lift and walk during entire shift MEDICAL ASSISTANT - Exp'd needed for a busy Nephrology practice located in Joliet. This is a full time position, Monday-Friday. Please submit resume to 815-744-5550. Position is available immediately.

Receptionist/Secretary Typing & computer skills required. Office experience & Bookkeeping a plus. E-mail Resume to: MidwestSupplyCompany@ comcast.net Or Fax to: (815) 727-7458

Technology Director Grundy County Salary range: $55,000 - $70,000 See www.grundyco.org for application. Email along with resume to djohnson@grundyco.org

YARDSPOTTER & CDL A DRIVER Experienced Warehouse Spotters & CDL A Drivers needed. Schiller Park, Aurora, Bolingbrook, Joliet & Elwood areas. Must have 1 year recent spotter or driving experience. CDL A & non CDL may apply. Pay based on exp. All shifts, FT, start immediately. Call 815-955-9078

Health Care Social Services- PT Receptionist – PT DON and CNA's. Long Term Exp required. Apply in person at Lakewood Center, 14716 S. Eastern Ave, Plainfield, IL 60544

877-264-2527

Kitchen Cabinets, Solid Oak, Very Good Condition - $375 815-382-9480

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

Wagon Wheel Chandelier w/ Matching Wall Scones, Great for a Western Motif! $200. 815-744-2570 2-8pm

Cat Carrier, Rubbermaid $20 815-436-4222 after 3pm.

GERMAN SHEPHERD PUPS

Joliet- Cathedral Area-503 Cornelia, large 3 bdrm, 2nd flr of 2 flat, laundry, storage, garage $825 630-926-4550 JOLIET: CLEAN 2BR, stove, fridge, D/W, A/C, off st. prking for 2 cars, NO PETS, 250 Marble $750/mo.+sec. 815-600-1897

ROMEOVILLE (2) plots, St Anne's Section. $1600/both. 815-726-2817

Lockport Spacious 2 Bedroom

Woodlawn Memorial Park Blue with Red Cubs Jersey XL Like new $25 815-436-4222 Cubs Jersey,replica of ones they wore in the early years, off white with navy blue XXL $40/obo. 815-436-4222 Ladies Line Dancing Apparel Fancy Blouses, Red Hat & Red Dress Shoes - $65/OBO 815-476-7414

Refrigerator/Freezer 20 cu ft., white, very clean inside, great for garage or basement $125. 815-436-5171

Joliet (1) Mausoleum Crypt outside St. Luke, level 5-C, open & closing, lettering, deed transfer. $4,500. If interested call 815-603-9532

Console & TV – Oak corner cabinet w/doors and 32” TV, Excellent Condition, $150/obo 815-773-2414 before 7pm Curio Cabinet with Light & Shelves 2 bottom shelves inside, very nice condition - $50. 773-315-9677

Mastiff English, AKC. Large pups, from Huge Parents. Champ lines. $950 309-944-3917

Yamaha Snow Thrower 2 stage, 5Hp, 24” wheel drive needs work $150. 815-478-5367 9a-7p

King size 16-piece bed set. Never used after 3 pm. 815-436-4222

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! ADOPTION ! Loving TV Sports Editor and Pharmacist, Music, Nurturing Family Values awaits 1st baby. Expenses paid. 1-800-354-2608

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Includes Pictures, Cards & Visitation Request Forms - $399. 815-744-6062 after 5pm Mack Truck Hood Ornaments Bulldog Type, 1 Silver & 1 Gold, Mint Condition, over 60 years old. $60/OBO 815-462-3490

PART-TIME BUS DRIVERS Free CDL Training Monthly Bonus Opportunity Vision and Dental Insurance Morning and afternoon schedules Ability to work in your community Mini Bus routes Perfect job for retirees, stay at home parents, or just looking to earn extra money Must be 21 years of age, drug free, no criminal background Current Driver's license in good standing for the previous 3 years Must enjoy working with children. Must be reliable. For further conditions and details call 815-609-7725 Plainfield

Mulching Mower Troy Built, Self-propelled, used once, $225 815-462-3490

Secure bldg, laundry, off St parking, no pets. $765/mo + dep. 630-983-5255

Near St. Joseph Hosp, 3BR, 1.5BA Updated kit, clean, decorated, appl, D/W, DR, ceil fans, electric entry. Free heat. 815-744-1155

New Lenox 2BR TH Style 1 bath, modern KIT/BA, oak and ceramic floors, private bsmt/patio. $1050/mo. 708-710-2570

ROCKDALE LARGE 2BR $725

Rockdale ~ Newly Renovated Lower 2BR. Quiet, appl, carpet. Water incl, off St 1 car, $675/mo + sec, no pets. 815-439-1065

Twin Oaks West, Lrg Clean 2BR Open kit, mirrored closet doors,

2003 CHEVY VENTURE VAN appl, blt-in-micro, D/W, free heat.

Fully loaded, good gas mileage. Some new parts, $2,250/obo. 331-201-9251 ~ 815-886-3294

Joliet West 1 bedroom 22 N Cagwin includes; water, new King size 16-piece Comforter Set. paint, carpeting. sec req'd no pets. Never used or opened, Must See To appreciate - $50. 815-436-4222 call Bernie 815-726-7373 $540 The Herald-News Classified TTY Phone for the deaf. FREE. It works. 815-534-0327

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

MOKENA 2BR DUPLEX Near metra, nice yard, city water, half of garage, no pets. $900/mo + security dep. 708-717-5535

Also nice 1BR $550, both painted and remodeled. NO PETS, 1 year lease & deposit. 815-466-0035

(3) Evenflo safety gates (1) Safety 1st. child gate $25 for all 815-436-4222 King size 16-piece bed set. comforter, bedskirt, throw, 2 shams, 2 euro shams, 2 euro stuffers, king sheet set,3 decorative pillows. $50/all.815-436-4222

HOUSES AND APARTMENTS 2, 3 & 4 Bedrooms, Call 24/7 www.willcountryrentals.com 2BR with balcony, appliances incl. Secure bldg, no pets, $950/mo. 815-726-0000 ~ 815-730-1500 By Appointment. 815-592-3782 JOLIET ~ RIDGEWOOD JOLIET 502 E. BELLARMINE DR. Remodeled, new kitchen, furnace, 2BR, no pets, tenant pays electric. 3BR, 2BA, basement, large Yard. 708-650-1176 One year lease, $725/mo + sec. 815-630-2160 ROCKDALE ~ HOWARD ST. Joliet East: 1BR w/appl., heat 1 bedroom, quiet area, no pets. & water, off st. prkng, $675/mo. $675/mo + utilities & security. +deposit, 630-697-2235 815-351-6232

CREST HILL ~ 527 PASADENA

Joliet, 3 Br, 1 Ba, $950/mo AKC/OFA! Imported parents on site. Great family dogs and protection. Hardwood flr, priv. pkg., Laundry $950 - $1250/ea. 815-685-4764 hookup, Cable ready, Stainless apwww.promisedlandshepherds.com pl., Avail. Now. 815-727-0095.

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Hallmark Ornaments 25 year collection, all mint in box. X-mas and Easter ornaments. $1 - $100 Wooden Shelves Call after 3 PM 815-436-4222 All wood 4 shelf units, Great for displaying things. Shelves are from Letters from “Betty Broderick” IKEA - $50 773-315-1700 18 Hand Written Letters from

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Flooring – Great Lakes Hardwood Flooring from Menards 24 sq.ft. Partial box, excellent condition $60/obo. 815-436-6717

Vantage TV wall mount, will hold 13” - 17” TV new in box. $30/obo. 815-436-4222

Twin Headboard - Beautiful solid oak with detailing. $50 Excellent Condition! 815-436-4222

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1959 Schwinn Bicycle Mens. 26”, all original, green w/ chrome fenders, Excellent Shape One Owner - $125 firm. 815-725-8680 or779-206-0292

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Live your dream by owning & operating your own flatbed truck delivery service. Exciting consistent year round work! Great Income potential! # Low startup costs! Be home EVERY night with your family! Work with the #1 Home Improvement Center in the Midwest. For more information call: (630) 972-8679 or e-mail:

LOST Poodle mix – answers to Wrigley, 10lbs.Gray/Black Male neutered, wearing a Lt. Blue Collar, Call 815-325-0508 or 815-741-0897

Troy schools. 815-744-1155

Joliet: very nice 2BR condo, across St. Joe's Hospital, incl. appl., secure bldg, new paint, carpet, flooring, 630-699-2399

AVAILABLE NOW!! JOLIET PARKVIEW ESTATES 2BR Duplexes starting at $800/mo and Single Family Homes. Call for move in specials! 815-740-3313

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

PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT NORTHERN DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS, EASTERN DIVISION PNC BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, successor to National City Bank of the Midwest Plaintiff, v. STEVEN KALISZ, and LOT 8 OLD PLANK CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION, an Illinois nont-for-profit corporation, Defendants. Judge: Hon. John F. Grady Magistrate Judge: Hon. Martin C. Ashman 1:11-cv-03659 NOTICE OF SPECIAL COMMISSIONER'S SALE Public Notice is hereby given that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Eastern Division, in the above entitled matter on July 30, 2012, in the amount of $177,664.40, a public special commissioner's sale will be held, as follows: Key Auctions LLC ("Key"), Special Commissioner for the Northern District of Illinois Eastern Division, will on March 26, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. at 12642 Old Plank Drive, New Lenox, Illinois 60451 (the "Property"), sell to the highest bidder (cashier's check or other certified funds payable to Key Auctions, LLC in the amount of Ten Thousand


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CLASSIFIED Dollars ($10,000.00) which shall be a nonrefundable "earnest money" deposit for the purchase of the Property, and shall thereupon execute a purchase agreement for the Property immediately following the delivery of the earnest money), the property described below, situated in Will County, Illinois. Said sale shall be subject to all unpaid real estate taxes, including interest and penalties, and to any special assessments or special taxes levied against said Property. The Property is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title or recourse to Plaintiff. Within thirty (30) days after the date of sale, a cashier's check or other certified funds shall be delivered by buyer to Key for the balance of the bid price plus the buyer premium with credit given for earnest money previously paid. The Special Commissioner's Deed shall be provided by Key to the buyer for recording in the public record. The buyer shall have rights to possession and title of the Property upon buyer's delivery of the full bid price to Key, court approval of the sale and delivery of the Special Commissioner's Deed to buyer. The Property, directed to be sold by the aforementioned Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale, is legally described as follows: Common address: 12642 Old Plank Dr., New Lenox, Illinois 60451 P.I.N. 15-08-25-101-0171001. Reference is also made to said Judgment for any additional terms of sale not expressly stated herein. Prospective purchasers are admonished to check the court file and title records to verify this and title information. The Property will be open for inspection. Questions concerning the sale shall be directed to: Seth Seaton Key Auctioneers 5520 S. Harding Street Indianapolis, IN 46217 (317) 353-1100 I591997 (Published in the Herald-News February 26, March 5, 12, 19, 2014)

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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT NORTHERN DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS, EASTERN DIVISION PNC BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, successor to National City Bank of the Midwest Plaintiff, v. STEVEN KALISZ, and LOT 8 OLD PLANK CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION, an Illinois nont-for-profit corporation, Defendants. Judge: Hon. John F. Grady Magistrate Judge: Hon. Martin C. Ashman 1:11-cv-03659

The Herald News / TheHerald-News.com NOTICE OF SPECIAL COMMISSIONER'S SALE Public Notice is hereby given that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Eastern Division, in the above entitled matter on July 30, 2012, in the amount of $177,664.40, a public special commissioner's sale will be held, as follows: Key Auctions LLC ("Key"), Special Commissioner for the Northern District of Illinois Eastern Division, will on March 26, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. at 12642 Old Plank Drive, New Lenox, Illinois 60451 (the "Property"), sell to the highest bidder (cashier's check or other certified funds payable to Key Auctions, LLC in the amount of Ten Thousand Dollars ($10,000.00) which shall be a nonrefundable "earnest money" deposit for the purchase of the Property, and shall thereupon execute a purchase agreement for the Property immediately following the delivery of the earnest money), the property described below, situated in Will County, Illinois. Said sale shall be subject to all unpaid real estate taxes, including interest and penalties, and to any special assessments or special taxes levied against said Property. The Property is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title or recourse to Plaintiff. Within thirty (30) days after the date of sale, a cashier's check or other certified funds shall be delivered by buyer to Key for the balance of the bid price plus the buyer premium with credit given for earnest money previously paid. The Special Commissioner's Deed shall be provided by Key to the buyer for recording in the public record. The buyer shall have rights to possession and title of the Property upon buyer's delivery of the full bid price to Key, court approval of the sale and delivery of the Special Commissioner's Deed to buyer. The Property, directed to be sold by the aforementioned Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale, is legally described as follows: UNIT 4 IN LOT 8 OLD PLANK CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION AS DELINEATED ON A SURVEY OF THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED REAL ESTATE: LOT 8 IN OLD PLANK CENTER, BEING A SUBDIVISION IN THE NORTHWEST 1/4 OF SECTION 25, TOWNSHIP 35 NORTH, RANGE 11, EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED APRIL 12, 2002 AS DOCUMENT NUMBER R2002-63312, IN WILL COUNTY, ILLINOIS; WHICH SURVEY IS ATTACHED AS EXHIBIT C TO THE DECLARATION OF CONDOMINIUM RECORDED SEPTEMBER 20, 2005 AS DOCUMENT NUMBER R2005162796. Common address: 12642 Old Plank Dr., New Lenox, Illinois 60451 P.I.N. 15-08-25-101-0171001. Reference is also made to said Judgment for any additional terms of sale not expressly stated herein. Prospective purchasers are admonished to check the court file and title records to verify this and title information. The Property will be open for inspection. Questions concerning the sale shall be directed to: Seth Seaton Key Auctioneers 5520 S. Harding Street

ing St Indianapolis, IN 46217 (317) 353-1100 I591997 (Published in the Herald-News February 26, March 5, 12, 19, 2014)

PUBLIC NOTICE STATE OF ILLINOIS, IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 12th JUDICIAL CIRCUIT WILL COUNTY, JOLIET ILLINOIS. Champion Mortgage Company, plaintiff, vs. Cheryl Fenyen; Linda Grove; Darlene Cason, Douglas Toll Jr. a/k/a Douglas B. Toll Jr.; The Chicago Trust Company as Successor Trustee UTA Dated 09/01/00, Known as Trust No. 74-2902; Unknown Beneficiaries of The Chicago Trust Company as Successor Trustee UTA Dated 09/01/00, Known as Trust No. 74-2902; Unknown Owners and Non Record Claimants, defendants. 13 CH 2491. NOTICE TO HEIRS AND LEGATEES. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN to you, the Unknown Heirs and Unknown Legatees of the Decedent(s), Ruth Toll. That on January 14, 2014, an Order was entered by the Court naming Kenneth J. Donkel, 7220 West 194th Street, Suite 105, Tinley Park, IL 60487, 815806-9000, as the Special Representative of the Decedent(s) under 735 ILCS 13-1209 (Death of a Party). The cause of action is for the foreclosure of a certain mortgage upon the premises commonly known as 214 Linden Avenue, Romeoville, IL 60446. (Published in the Herald-News February 26, March 5, 12, 2014. HN181)

PUBLIC NOTICE Notice of Public Sale of Personal Property Notice is hereby given that pursuant to Section 4 of the Self Storage Facility Act State of Illinois, the undersigned will sell at public sale online at www.storagebattles.com by competitive bidding beginning on 3/7/2014 at 10:00 a.m. and will continue until 3/14/2014 at 2:00 a.m. Sales are to satisfy Self Storage liens on goods stored at Global Self Storage 296 N Weber Rd PH Bolingbrook, IL 60440 630 679-1234 The personal property below in the matters of: Unit # J-0448 Name: Diego Rivera Unit # E- 0230 Name: Tomasz Szarkowicz Purchases must be made in cash. All goods are sold as is and must be removed at the time of purchase. Sale is subject to adjournment. (Published in the Herald-News February 19, 26, 2014. HN159) The Herald-News Classified It works.

PUBLIC NOTICE ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS 1.1 BID INFORMATION A. Sealed bids will be received by the Shorewood-Troy Public Library, on March 7, 2014 at 3:00 p.m. prevailing time for the HVAC Renovations. Bids will be opened at the Shorewood-Troy Public Library, 650 Deerwood Drive, Shorewood, IL 60404. B. A Pre-Bid Conference will be held on February 26, 2014, 3:00p.m. at the ShorewoodTroy Public Library, 650 Deerwood Drive, Shorewood, IL 60404. All Bidders are encouraged to attend and sign in at the meeting which will also be attended by the Owner, Architect and Engineer. C. Anticipated Award of Contract date: March 13, 2014 D. Anticipated Start of Construction: May 19, 2014 E. Anticipated Substantial Completion date: June 13, 2014 F. Lump sum bid proposals will be received for this project at the scheduled time of receipt bids and will be publicly opened at that time. G. Bid security in the form of a bid bond or certified check in an amount equal to 10 percent of the base bid amount shall be submitted with the bid. Should a bid bond be submitted, the bid bond shall be payable to the ShorewoodTroy Public Library. H. Bids shall be submitted on or before the specified closing time in an opaque sealed envelope addressed to: Jennie Mills, Director I. The Owner reserves the right to reject any or all bids or parts thereof, or waive any irregularities or informalities, and to make the award in the best interest of the Library. J. All bidders must comply with applicable Illinois Law requiring the payment of prevailing wages by all Contractors working on public works. Bidder must comply with the Illinois Statutory requirements regarding labor, including Equal Employment Opportunity Laws. K. Bidding documents are on file and may be obtained upon receipt of deposit in the amount of $50 for 1 set of the bidding documents consisting of 2 sets of plans, 2 Project Manuals, 1 Compact Disc containing PDF files of drawings and project manual, and 1 set of bid forms from: Gill Reprographics, Inc. (GRI), 17W715 Butterfield Road, Suite B, Oak Brook Terrace, JL 60181, (630) 652-0800, www.gillrepro.com. Board of Trustees Shorewood-Troy Public Library 650 Deerwood Drive Shorewood, I L 60404. (Published in the Herald-News February 25, 26, 27, 2014. HN174)

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PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF MEETING The Board of Education of Joliet Township High School District #204, will hold a Special Meeting at 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 5, 2014, in the Board Conference Room at the District Administrative Center, 300 Caterpillar Drive, Joliet, Illinois. The Board will meet in Executive Session to discuss personnel matters. All notices are pursuant to the call of the Board President. Paige Vanderhyden, Secretary Board of Education (Published in the Herald-News February 26, 2014. HN189)

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PUBLIC NOTICE SOUTHEAST JOLIET SANITARY DISTRICT ORDINANCE NO. 29 AN ORDINANCE PROVIDING FOR THE REPEAL IN TOTAL OF ORDINANCE NUMBER 26 AND FURTHER PROVIDING FOR TERMS OF PAYMENT AND PENALTIES WHEREAS, the Southeast Joliet Sanitary District is a Sanitary District established in accordance with Chapter 42, Section 411 et seq of the Illinois Revised Statutes now known as 70 ILCS 2805.1 et seq; WHEREAS, the Board of Trustees has determined that it is necessary for the public health and welfare to establish a system of rates for such sewer service and for such water service, including water emergencies and for the collection thereof; and WHEREAS, the Board of Trustees has determined that the rates and collection methods as set out herein are necessary for the long term financial viability of the District and for the health and welfare of the public serviced by the District; and NOW, THEREFORE, Be and its is hereby ordained by the Board of Trustees of the Southeast Joliet Sanitary District as follows:

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