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Emotional ads rule Super Bowl By MAE ANDERSON The Associated Press NEW YORK – Advertisers played it safe in Super Bowl ads this year. There were no crude jokes. Sexual innuendo was kept to a minimum. And uncomfortable story lines were all but missing. And in their place, much more sedate ads. From the light humor of RadioShack poking fun at its image with ’80s icons like Teen Wolf and The California Raisins to a Coca-Cola ad showcasing diversity by singing “America the Beautiful” in different languages, it was a softer night of advertising. With a 30-second spot costing around $4 million and more than 108 million viewers expected to tune in to the championship game, it was crucial for advertisers to make their investment count. The shocking ads in years past have not always been well received. So this year, advertisers out of their way to be more family friendly themes: socially conscious statements, patriotic messages and light humor. “Advertisers are getting attention but they’re not trying to go over the top,” said David Berkowitz, chief marketing officer for digital ad agency MRY. “A lot of brands were going with the safety from the start.” The safer ads had a mixed reaction among viewers. Keith Harris, who was watching the Super Bowl with friends and family in Raleigh, N.C., said he appreciated the safer ads. “The ads are less funny, but it’s easier to watch the Super Bowl with your family,” he said. But Paul Capelli, who lives in West Chester, Pa., found most ads to be dull: “The best spots were like a Peyton Manningto-Wes Welker pass play – they were there, but too few and those that connected left you wanting something a bit more spectacular.”

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AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL Many advertisers took the safe route by playing up their Americana roots. Coca-Cola showcased America’s diversity with a spot that showed scenes of natural beauty and families of different diversities to the tune of “America the Beautiful” being sung in different languages. Chrysler had a two-minute ad starring music legend Bob Dylan discussing the virtues of having cars built in Detroit, a theme the car maker has stuck with in previous ads. Barbara Lippert, ad critic and Mediapost.com, said the ads were an attempt by companies to connect with viewers on a more personal level. “We want to be able to feel through all these screens and through all the hype there’s a human element and in the end were all human,” said Barbara Lippert, ad critic and Mediapost.com. Not everyone was a fan. “I didn’t like it very much,” said Crystal Booker, who lives in Rock Hill, S.C., about the Chrysler ad, in particular. “It was nostalgic but nothing that I hadn’t seen before.”

LIGHT HUMOR Jokes were also a lot tamer this year in Super Bowl ads. “A few years ago we had a lot of physical slapstick, this year there’s a lot less of that: less outright use of seniors and animals are still alive and well,” said Berkowitz, with digital ad

agency MRY. But this year, advertisers that typically go with more crude humor and scantily-clad women toned it down. Bud Light, for instance, showed an ad using hidden cameras taking a non-actor on an adventure, GoDaddy.com’s ad showed it helping a small-business owner quit her job and Doritos’ spot featured a kid playing a joke on a man by making him think a box is a time machine so that he could steal his Doritos. “Women were fed up and parents were fed up and advertisers listened,” said Mediapost.com’s Lippert. Other advertisers went with light humor as well. There were mini sitcom reunions: in an ad for Dannon Oikos, the “Full House” cast reunited. And Jerry, George and even Newman came back to Tom’s diner in New York City for an ad for Jerry Seinfield’s show “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee.” Stephen Colbert appeared in a pair of 15-second ads for Wonderful Pistachios. In one he predicted the nuts would sell themselves because “I’m wonderful, they’re wonderful.” He was back a few seconds later covered in bright green branded messages because the nuts hadn’t sold out in 30 seconds. Another light-humored ad came from RadioShack. The consumer electronics retailers poked fun at its own image by showing 1980s pop culture figures including Teen Wolf, Chucky, Alf and Hulk Hogan destroying a store, with a voiceover: “The 80s called, they want their store back. It’s time for a new RadioShack.”

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Plainfield Public Library makes do with too little space By VIKAAS SHANKER vshanker@shawmedia.com

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PLAINFIELD – The Plainfield Public Library doesn’t have many open spaces. The only place to stand without obstructing a walkway on the main floor is at a window bay, which already is littered with chairs and desks. “We’re making do with what space we have,” library Director Julie Milavec said, adding that the staff has been creative in using library resources efficiently. “We’re still limited in what we can do as a library for residents.” Behind the scenes, library employees work in carefully laid out rooms that maximize the space. Sometimes, employees have to turn sideways to walk through the circulation area behind the reference desk. “A challenging and creative thinking is required, and patience,” said Michelle Petersen, the head of circulation services. “We’re all so close to each other, so we try to stay as positive as we can and have lots of patience with each other.” The Plainfield Public Library District serves more than 75,000 residents in about 27,000 square feet of space. Taking into account the growth of the district, Milavec said library standards demand that the library needs three times that space to accommodate its patrons. When Milavec and the library board asked the public in 2009 for permission to take $30 million in bonds in a referendum, the library was 40 percent over capacity. The plan included using those funds to expand the library to 70,000 square feet, create another 30,000-squarefoot library facility in northern Plainfield, more than double the library collection and number of public computers, increase programming, create more meeting space to accommodate local organizations and businesses and add more cultural programs and events.

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Head of Circulation Services Michelle Petersen prepares books to be sent out to other libraries Thursday while working in the circulation room at the Plainfield Public Library. While the village of Plainfield, Plainfield Community Consolidated School District 202, Plainfield Township Park District and state legislators supported the referendum, it failed, partly because of low voter turnout and the election coinciding with Plainfield schools’ spring break, Milavec said. In 2009, cardholders totaled more than 27,000 patrons. Today, circulation is up eight percent and cardholders have increased by about 11,000, even after considering the library’s limited growth and collection. “Just after we found out the referendum failed, we realized this had to last for a minimum seven more years with the same space,” Milavec said. “We had to give the library the best bang with the buck.” Board of Trustees President

“Sometimes we come after hours to just redesign the library.” Michelle Petersen Head of circulation services Sharon Kinley said that library staff showed much creativity in dealing with the increasing demand for library services. “We will listen to the public, but at some point, we’re going to have to do something,” Kinley said. The library has evolved its operations to continue providing more services to residents. And that has led to library staff becoming creative with programming. The library reaches 25,000 patrons with programs within the library, but about 40,000 people with programs outside

the library. “We’re very space crunched here so we focus on programming,” Milavec said. “We have excellent partnerships with the school district, preschools. We try to visit every child in a Plainfield school, sometimes using their facilities.” Petersen said that while the staff has become adept at using resources in interesting ways, employees have maximized their potential. “Sometimes we come after hours to just redesign the library,” Petersen said. “At this point we’re stunted. We’re just trying to survive.” The library also is cutting edge in e-books because of the lack of physical space, Milavec said. The library’s e-book count is nearly twice the size of the physical collection. “This gave us the impetus to stay on top of where digital

is going,” Milavec said. In 2011, the district put out surveys and focus groups asking the residents what they thought of a referendum. Milavec said the response was that the public understood the library’s space issues, but didn’t want taxes raised at the time. Library officials are gearing up to hold public discussion on a possible referendum in 2016. Milavec said because it’s a national election year, voter turnout is likely to be higher. If a referendum doesn’t materialize, or if it fails, Milavec said the library would need to make costly long-term repairs, according to a 2012 building evaluation. “This is on the back burner all the time,” Kinley said about the possibility of another referendum. “If we don’t get it, we would really be in dire


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Groundhog predicts more winter By LINDSAY WEBER

“I think we knew this was coming.”

Shaw Media Correspondent WOODSTOCK – As the sun rose on Woodstock Square Sunday, onlookers milled around at its center tightly cupping warm cups of coffee and hot chocolate. Small tufts of steam rose throughout from the chilled lips of people braving the cold in the hopes that groundhog Woodstock Willie would bring this polar winter to an early end. The theory goes that if the groundhog sees his shadow, it means six more weeks of winter, while if it doesn’t, an early spring is in the cards. While Punxsatwaney Phil in Pennsylvania is considered by many to be the “official” groundhog prognosticator, Illinois has its own in Woodstock. That’s where the movie “Groundhog Day,” starring Bill Murray, was filmed in the early 1990s. That community annually celebrates Feb. 2 by having its own groundhog, Woodstock Willie, predict the weather. Seven-year-old Clara Klasek had the best seat in the house Sunday for Willie’s prognostication, perched atop the shoulders of her conveniently tall uncle. Clara

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Handler Mark Szafran of Norridge presents Woodstock Willie to the large crowd that gathered Sunday morning on the Woodstock Square for the Groundhog Day Prognostication in Woodstock. Willie prognosticated six more weeks of winter after seeing his shadow. was part of the minority of the morning hoping for six more weeks of winter, as she wanted more snow to make snowballs. Clara’s older sister, Cadence, was hoping for the opposite. Moments later, the Klaseks waited in anticipation as a reluctant and

squealing Woodstock Willie was pulled from his dwelling. “Groundhog Day” co-screenwriter Danny Rubin was tasked with delivering Willie’s news. His words were followed by a rolling groan from the crowd. “I definitely see a shadow.”

Willie’s shadow sighting means Illinois residents will need to keep the warm jackets handy for six more weeks of winter. The National Weather Service seems to back that up, with a predicted temperature of 19 degrees – with wind chill values as low as -5 – for

Monday and 1 to 2 inches of snow possible Tuesday for the Joliet area. The Willard family was not surprised by the news. Heavily bundled brothers Chase and Ethan made their way from the Square, their boots trudging through the snow. “I think we knew this was coming,” Gina Willard said. Husband Joe Willard wasn’t phased by the news and had a bit of a spring in his step even at the prospect of a longer winter. “Fine with me,” Willard said. “I like the snow and snowmobiling so I’m pretty happy either way.” Post-prognostication participants attended the Groundhog Breakfast or filtered into local shops and restaurants. Free showings of “Groundhog Day” were offered at the Classics Cinema theater and a walking tour led attendees through the streets of Woodstock to various filming sites.

Local residents hoping for a shorter winter By FELIX SARVER fsarver@shawmedia.com JOLIET – Several Joliet residents have yet to be distressed by recent sub-zero weather conditions and snow fall – but they’re still wishing for a shorter winter. However, their wishes won’t come true if Punxsutawney Phil’s prediction Sunday is accurate. Punxsutawney Phil, a groundhog from from Punx-

sutawney, Pa., saw his shadow on Groundhog Day, predicting six more weeks of winter. The groundhog has seen its shadow three times since 2009, according to Punxsutawney Groundhog Club’s Groundhog Day website. Joliet resident Chris Kovacs, however, isn’t a big believer in the groundhog’s meteorology skills. “I think this year would

be a perfect example of that,” he said about the holiday. “With the weather we’re having, [the winter will] probably continue until the end of February.” So far, Kovacs has adjusted to the weather, which hasn’t been too bad for him. The weather is too erratic for Joliet resident Ray Perry to make any reliable predictions about it. In the past five years, the winter sea-

son didn’t seem to quit until March, he said. “This is nice compared to how it used to be,” he said about this winter. Joliet resident Dongina Knight had hoped the groundhog wouldn’t see its shadow. But like Kovacs and Perry, the weather hasn’t been bad either. “You live near Chicago,” she said. “What do you expect?”

James O’Connell, owner and broker with O’Connell Enterprises, said he’s been coping with what he thinks is the worst winter in the past three years by staying indoors and keeping the gas tank in his car full. Groundhog Day is great publicity for Punxsutawney, he said, and every town should have an event like it to bring national coverage to their town.


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Chicago 20/8

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San Francisco 55/40

Detroit 22/10

New York 34/25

Chicago 20/8

Denver 32/7

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Washington 40/27

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Grundy County to hire Franks’ bill would eliminate hunting, new technology director, fishing fees for people older than 75 network technician “By the time you’ve By JIM DALLKE

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By JESSICA BOURQUE jbourque@shawmedia.com Grundy County is hiring a new network technician, as well as a new director for the Technology Department to fill the vacancy left by recently-retired director J.P. Watters. Since Watters’ departure, Kristen Torkelson and Dan Peterson, supervisors in the tech department, have shared the duties of director. “We’ve been very busy, but we feel really good about what we’ve been able to accomplish,” Torkelson said. Peterson was out of the office when contacted. David Welter, chairman of the Technology Committee, said both Peterson and Torkelson are welcome to apply for the position. Before the announcement, it was unclear whether the county would consolidate existing positions to fill the role or leave the director position as is. Welter said the IT department is working on several new and existing projects and needs a full-time director. “Since the department was created in the early 2000s, our needs have greatly increased and now every county office is dependent on technology,” Welter said. “There are also many more technology devices to service.” The job will be posted next week once the county puts the finishing touches on the job description, Welter said. Once the director position is secured, the county will begin the search for a new network technician as well since the department is currently short-staffed. “Right now, our office is myself, Dan and an intern,” Torkelson said. “We really are short-handed, especially

with John’s absence.” The position was included in this year’s budget Welter said, and the county has already written a job description. According to the official description, the new technician will “provide basic electrical, mechanical and network communication support, perform related operations” and “install, support and troubleshoot equipment.” The applicant should have an associate degree and at least one year of related experience. The new technician will help with the county’s ongoing projects, including the department’s largest projects of making the government website more transparent. Welter said they are working to include more documents, data and contact information on the website. “We’ve come quite a long way,” Welter said. “We used to be ranked 90th out of 102 counties for website transparency. Now, we are in the top 15.” The transparency initiative began about three years ago, but the county has much more updating planned for the website. “We want to get to be number one,” Welter said. “That’s our ultimate goal.” The department also is developing a Geographic Information System, or mapping system, and drafting a new five-year plan to address the county’s technology needs. Those interested in applying for either position should visit the Grundy County website, grundyco.org. The director’s position will be posted next week. The technician position will be posted at a later date after a director is hired.

SPRINGFIELD – State Rep. Jack Franks introduced a bill last week that would eliminate hunting and fishing fees for people older than 75. The bill, which he filed Monday, would waive the required $13.50 annual fee for a senior’s combination hunting/fishing license, which already is reduced from the $26.25 residents younger than age 65 must pay. “By the time you’ve reached 75, you’re entitled to some breaks,” Franks said. “You’ve paid your dues.

reached 75, you’re entitled to some breaks. You’ve paid your dues. Enough is enough.” State Rep. Jack Franks D-Marengo Enough is enough.” Franks, D-Marengo, said eliminating the fee would allow seniors, who are typically on a fixed income, the freedom to enjoy outdoor activities without worrying about

the financial impact. “It’s a small issue, but I think it’s an important issue,” he said. Harvard resident Bill Matteson, 77, proposed the idea to Franks in October and said the bill would be a way to give a break to residents who have spent a lifetime paying the fee. “If it’s free, one thing is we won’t forget to renew our license,” Matteson joked. “It’s just going to save us a couple bucks. … I think the state of Illinois should say thanks to the senior citizens for supporting the program for so many years.”

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MORRIS – Twenty years ago, Emily and Stirling Burns bought their dream home overlooking the Aux Sable Creek on Tabler Road. In that home, they raised their children, ran a business and enjoyed what Emily calls a “quiet country life.” But after two floods and thousands of dollars in damage, the couple have lost their sentimentality. The Burnses plan to tear the home to the ground and leave the lot vacant forevermore. “I’m just exhausted,” Emily Burns said. “I spent weeks scraping and cleaning mud off of our belongings. After going through it two times, it’s just too much.” The Burnses are one of 12 families on Tabler and Minooka Roads participating in a voluntary buyout program organized by the Federal Emergency Management Agency. All of the homes were severely damaged by last April’s flood, but several homeowners, like the Burnses, have lived through previous floods as well. Through the buyout – formally known as a Hazard Mitigation Property Acquisition – the homes will be bought, demolished and the land will be left vacant to prevent chronic flooding damage. “We have identified the area near Tabler and Minooka Roads as vulnerable,” said Jim Lutz, director of the Grundy County Emergency Management Agency. “It’s an area that has seen chronic flooding.” Lutz said the county paid about $20,000 in emergency management for the Tabler Road area in last year’s flood. Leaving the area free of homes and businesses will ensure no more damage is done to homeowners or money is spent by the county. While FEMA has prom-

ised 75 percent of the funding needed for the buyouts, state, county and municipal governments will still need to pitch in for the project to become a reality. The entire project will cost $3 million, leaving the county and state to come up with about $1 million between them, said Lutz, who attended Wednesday’s Grundy County Finance Committee meeting to ask the county for buyout funding. “What we need is a baseline number from the county so we can begin discussions with the state,” he said. After much discussion, the finance committee decided to wait until next month before committing to any funds to the project, keeping the process at a standstill. Doug and Kathy Sachtleben, who live next door to the Burnses, are anxiously awaiting a decision. Until they know if their home can be bought by the county, they are waiting to remodel. The Sachtlebens have replaced their walls, some bedrooms and flooring but don’t want to completely fix the home if it will be torn down anyway. “It doesn’t make any sense to pour more money into it,” Doug said. “There is still $30,000 to $40,000 worth of work left to be done.” The county was reluctant to promise any money due to uncertainty in the budget with point of sale legislation to be determined. Still, committee members discussed putting forth $25,000 to $50,000 for the project. During the meeting, Grundy County Board Chairman Ron Severson said this was a good opportunity to invest in a project, mostly paid for by FEMA, that will save the county money in the future. “This isn’t the first time this area has flooded, and we don’t know when it will happen again,” Severson said.

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Dr. Jenna Ewers, a 2006 graduate of Minooka Community High School, has accepted an associate position with Dr. Patrick Minor at Minor Chiropractic Health Care in Channahon. identify family history to decide the best way to decrease a patient’s disease risk. Ewers studied the McKenzie Method for mechanical diagnosis therapy, has a Rocktape fascial movement certification used for performance enhancement and pain and inflammation reduction and advanced training in treating TMJ. She is working on her acupuncture certification. One of her first patients in Channahon was a 10-year-old dancer who was experiencing pain. Ewers researched functional movement screens for the patient’s specific type of athletics to determine the types of injuries dancers are prone to, which muscle tests to perform and to determine the best treatment plan. It was her first opportunity to tailor a specific treatment to a patient, which is what she loves about chiropractic care, she said. Ewers is excited to be teamed up with Minor. She first came to Minor Chiro-

practic Health Center to shadow and learn from him. Their styles and knowledge complement each other so well that Minor offered her an associate position. She is the only female chiropractor in Channahon. “(Minor) has an awesome reputation in the community,” she said. Ewers enjoys seeing familiar faces coming through the door at the health center and gets a kick out of seeing friends of her younger sister now all grown up. She loves the field of chiropractic and the challenges it brings. And she loves being back in Channahon. “Every day is new,” she said. “New people walking through the door, new conditions to treat and new things to look at.”

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There are two main types of laser visioncorrection surgery that reshape the cornea and correct nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. Traditional LASIK involves cutting a flap on the cornea’s surface and utilizing a laser to reshape the underlying cornea. There is also “photorefractive keratectomy” (PRK) which involves scraping micro-thin layers of tissue from the cornea’s outer layer instead of making a flap. Newer techniques now make it possible to produce better results than ever before, with nine in ten LASIK patients achieving between 20/20 and 20/40 vision. However, prospective patients should understand that laser surgery does not prevent or correct “presbyopia” age-related loss of focusing power that necessitates reading glasses. In fact, laser surgery may hasten presbyopia in some nearsighted individuals. The eye is a fragile organ, and requires extreme care before, during, and after a surgical procedure. You can trust the professionals at VISION CORRECTION CENTER to help you with any eye problems you may have. We will explain all your options and make the proper recommendations. We are a state-of-the-art facility dedicated to providing the highest quality eye care. Our goal is to improve the vision and quality of life for the patients we are privileged to serve. Please call us to schedule an appointment. P.S. LASIK and PRK are about equally effective so that choosing one over the other depends mostly on the thickness of the cornea, which must be beyond a certain threshold to qualify for LASIK. 202 N. Hammes • 815-744-2020 Hrs: Mon. & Thurs. 9 - 7; Tues., 9 - 3; & Fri. 9 - 12; Closed Wed. & Sat. See Our Website

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Before Dr. Jenna Ewers graduated as a Doctor of Chiropractic from the National University of Health Sciences in Lombard and the University of North Texas, Denton with a bachelor of science in biology, she was a 2006 graduate of Minooka Community High School. Ewers is thrilled to be calling the area home again now that she’s accepted an associate position with Dr. Patrick Minor at Minor Chiropractic Health Care in Channahon. During high school, Ewers was part of the athletic training program at MCHS led by Bob Flynn. When she first started, the program had six students. When she graduated, there were 35. The program at MCHS has attracted a lot of students who go on to study health care, such as physical therapy, chiropractic and nursing. During high school, Ewers also worked at Newsome Physical Therapy in Channahon. Throughout the athletic training program, Ewers knew she wanted to be in health care but wasn’t sure which avenue to take. It was during her first few college years that she chose chiropractic because she really liked the hands-on healing aspect of it, she said. Ewers sees patients come in feeling so much pain they can’t even describe it. Within days or weeks, their quality of life has improved because chiropractic was able to help them. Ewers said she enjoys the fact that she can take time to sit and talk with a patient, discuss their issues at length and come up with an individual plan of care. She does nutrition counseling, helps determine which supplements are best for each individual and will work to

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Bill Kurtis speaks at USF Former anchorman talks about prairies, global warming By THE HERALD–NEWS JOLIET – Newsman Bill Kurtis is scheduled to speak Thursday at the University of St. Francis on the topic “Can the Prairie Save Us From Global Warming?” Kurtis is the former anchor of Channel 2 News in Chicago and has his own documentary production company, Kurtis Productions. He also has a ranch in Kansas and has placed 8,000 acres of land in conservation to preserve tallgrass prairie, according to a

USF news release about his appearance. Kurtis will speak at 7 p.m. in Sexton Auditorium at the Moser Performing Arts Center on the USF campus, located at 500 Wilcox St., Joliet. For reservations, call 815-740-3216 or email tzeitz@stfrancis.edu. Kurtis’s presentation is part of the Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie 2014 Lecture Series. Besides his journalistic experience, Kurtis is a lifetime member of the Chicago Botanic Garden, the Field Museum and the Illinois Chapter of the Nature Conservancy. He is a trustee of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum. For information about his appearance at USF, visit www.stfrancis.edu.

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JJC students can earn three to six credits while studying at Ehime University in Matsuyama, Japan. Summer session is from May 17 through June 7. Cost is $3,425 and includes visits to and tours of Hiroshima, Kyoto and Tokyo. The trip includes airfare, housing in Matsuyama, hotels in Kyoto and Tokyo, some meals, travel insurance, entrance fees to cultural sites and transportation within Japan. Additional expenses include JJC tuition, textbook, some meals and passport fees, currently $80. A valid passport is required prior to travel. The application deadline is Feb. 1. For information, contact professor Tamara Brattoli in her office, C-1066, calling 815-280-2470 or emailing tbrattol@jjc.edu or studyabroad@jjc.edu

Special Recreation of Joliet and Channahon will hold their annual Candlelight Bowl Fundraiser at 7:30 p.m. April 12 at Town and Country Lanes, Joliet. Tickets are $25 per person, which includes bowling and dinner. Tickets can be purchased at the Joliet Park District, 3000 W. Jefferson St., online at jolietpark.org or by calling 815-741-7275, ext. 175 or 169. Raffles and cash drawings will be held throughout the evening. All proceeds will benefit programs for individuals with special needs. Lane sponsorships are also available for $100.

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AN EXTRAORDINARY LIFE

Cheryl Govoni Wenzel of Plainfield was just 17 when she and the other Ginny Kelly Adorables danced by Lake Lucerne in Switzerland with a high school band and chorus providing the musical accompaniment. But then, 21-day, eight-country tours of Europe were among the perks for members of this elite group at the former Kelly School of Dance in Joliet, which founder Virginia Kelly Balducci ran for 50 years, Cheryl said. “She had the best quality dance instruction in the area,” said Cheryl, who danced at Virginia’s school for more than 20 years. “I made many friends that I still keep in touch with.” An aunt who had studied drama and dance provided Virginia’s formal lessons, said Virginia’s daughter, Kristie Morand of Florida. At 9, Virginia danced in backyard “shows” and charged a dime. At 14, Virginia rolled up the parlor room rug and offered quarter lessons. At 17, Virginia began teaching dance at the former Joliet Conservatory of Music for 50 cents. “She started nightclub dancing, used the name Ginger Ray and made $5 for each performance, even though other dancers were making $12 a week,” Kristie said. “Her mother let her keep the money for clothes.” Virginia longed to join the Abbott Dancers in the Palmer House in Chicago, Kristie said, but she didn’t have the money to pursue that dream. Instead, after marrying Mike Kelly, Virginia opened a studio in her home; later it was at the Mode Theater building in downtown Joliet. “In the 1960s, the riots were pretty bad,” Kristie said. “For safety reasons, she moved her studio to Plainfield Road. She taught tap, ballet and jazz; my dad

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Virginia Kelly, founder and director of the former Kelly Dance Studio in Joliet, loved to crochet in her free time. handled tumbling and ballroom.” Virginia still was a teen when she met her future husband Mike Kelly, already an accomplished ballroom dancer. (Virginia married Umberto J. Balducci in 1997; Mike died in 1987.). Everyone liked dancing with Mike because “he was a good wedding dancer,” Kristie said.

“When he went deaf, he stopped teaching because he couldn’t hear the music anymore,” Kristie said. Each day after school, Kristie walked from Cathedral of St. Raymond Catholic School in Joliet to the dance studio where she would don tights and complete homework in the back room until Virginia needed Kristie’s help with classes. Dinner

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often came from the nearby Joe’s Hot Dogs. “She’d close the shop at nine o’clock when classes were done and go home,” Kristie said. “The next day, we’d do it again the same way.” Elaborate recitals featuring hand-sewn costumes, lavish scenery and special effects were held every June at local high school auditoriums; the last recital was at the Rialto Square Theater in Joliet, Kristie said. During the year, the “Adorables” danced at local events such as the annual Kiwanis variety show. Although all Virginia’s daughters – Patricia McArdle of Georgia, Kitty Kelly Wilson of South Carolina, Michelle “Mickey” Lubeck of Georgia and Kristie – loved dancing, only Mickey, danced professionally, even touring with “Cats” for 15 years, Kristie said, before opening her own dance studio. “She [Virginia] always told us to go to college and then get a day job,” Kristie said. “She had ingrained in us that the life of dancing instructors was tough: nights, weekends, odd hours, dealing with parents. By the time she had retired, we had done what she had told us to do.” Virginia was living in South Carolina when she died Nov. 16 at the age of 94.

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OBITUARIES GEORGE L. BARRY Born: Nov. 21, 1927; in Lemont Died: Jan. 31, 2014; in Lemont George L. Barry, age 86, of Lemont, passed away on Friday, January 31, surrounded by his loving family. Preceded in death by his parents Clarence and Jeanette (nee Szynkowski), brother Clarence (l. Phyllis), sisters Jean (l. Bernie) Blum, Carlisle (l. Olin) Dyrby, Nancy (l. Gene) Carpenter, and brother Ronald, who died in infancy. Also preceded in death by his loving daughter Barbara (Will) Veenstra and the true love of his life, wife Theresa (nee Durlak). Survived by daughters Kathy (Gary) Haendel, Betty (Steve) Liedtke, Chris (l. Dan) Hale, grandchildren Samantha (Jason) Barton, Bryan Grace, Kurt Liedtke, Robin (Ryan) Karleskint, Dylan Hale, and great-grandchildren Jacob Veenstra, and Logan and Camdyn Barton. George is also survived by sisters Bernice (l. Howard) Martinson, Estelle (John) Robertson, and many nieces, nephews, and friends. Born November 21, 1927, George was a lifelong resident of Lemont. He served in the Army Air Force and was a past Commander of American Legion Post 243. He retired from Western Electric in 1983, and was an usher at SS Cyril & Methodius Catholic Churchf or over 50 years. George was an associate at Markiewicz Funeral Home, P.C. for over 30 years. In 2005 he was Grand Marshall of the Keepataw Days Parade. To know George was to love him. His kindness, generosity, and sense of humor will be missed by all. Funeral services Thursday, February 6, 2014, 9:30 a.m. From Markiewicz Funeral Home, P.C. 108 Illinois St. Lemont, to SS. Cyril & Methodius Church for Mass at 10 a.m. Interment SS. Cyril &

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yril & Methodius Cemetery. Visitation Wednesday 2 - 8 p.m . In lieu of flowers, memorials to the charity of the donor's choice would be appreciated. Info: 630-257-6363 or www.markiewiczfh.com

ELLEN J. FORKAL Ellen J. Forkal (nee Moroney), age 88, at rest on Friday, January 31, 2014, comforted by the love of her family. Ellen is survived by her loving children, Michael Forkal, James (Michaeleen) Forkal, Richard (Christine) Forkal, and Mary (Michael) Gaydos; grandchildren, Jonathan (Darcy), Jennifer, Jacqueline and Jessica Forkal, Traci and Joseph Gaydos and Julie (Jonathan) Hamelau; greatgrandchildren, Beckett Forkal and Madelyn Hamelau. Preceded in death by her beloved husband, Michael Forkal; parents, Harry and Lucille (nee Grossman) Moroney; and sister, Theresa (John) Hrpcha. Ellen was a lifelong resident of Joliet and graduated from Providence Catholic High School. She was a parishioner of St. Bernard Catholic Church in Joliet and St. Mary Assumption Byzantine Catholic Church later known as Annunciation Byzantine Catholic Church. Ellen enjoyed playing bingo, cooking and baking for her family's frequent visits and visiting with her furry friend, Baby. She enjoyed watching the Chicago Bulls and

attending her son's band performances. Ellen's grandchildren and great-grandchildren were the light of her life and her family was her most important asset. She will be dearly missed by everyone who knew her. The family would like to offer a special thank you to all of Ellen's doctors and caregivers. In lieu of flowers, donations in Ellen's name to JOHA Foundation, 2614 W. Jefferson Street Joliet, Illinois 60435 or Joliet Area Community Hospice, 250 Water Stone Circle, Joliet, Illinois 60431 would be appreciated. A celebration of Ellen's life will begin on Tuesday, February 4, 2014, meeting in the funeral home chapel at 9:40 a.m. then driving in procession to Annunciation Byzantine Catholic Church in Homer Glen for a Liturgy of Christian Burial to take place at 11:00 a.m. Interment to follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery in Fairmont. Visitation will be on Monday, February 3, 2014 at Tezak Funeral Home, 1211 Plainfield Road, Joliet, IL from 2-8 p.m. with a Parastas Service to take place at 7:00 p.m. Obituary and Tribute Wall for Ellen Forkal at www.tezakfuneralhome.com or for information, 815-722-0524. Arrangements entrusted to:

Retired in 1999 from Argonne National laboratory after 38 years of service. A life member of I.E.E.E. Don enjoyed woodworking, traveling in his RV and riding his bike. Preceded in death by his parents Harry Glen and Virginia (Goforth) and a sister Sandra Kay Roe. Survived by his loving and devoted wife Judith (Carpenter); his son Jeff (Christine) of Wheaton, IL; grandchildren Ian and Megan; his nephew David Glen (Donna) Roe and his niece Cheryl (Pat) Campbell, both of CA and his brother-in-law Kenneth (Susan) Carpenter of Moline, IL. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Salvation Army or ASPCA would be appreciated. Visitation for Don will be on Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014 at the O'NEIL FUNERAL HOME, 1105 E. 9TH ST. (159TH ST.), LOCKPORT from 3:00 pm to 6:30 pm. Services honoring Don will begin at 6:30pm. Private Interment with family will be at Wheaton Cemetery, Wheaton, IL. For directions and to sign guest book: www.oneilfuneralhome.com. 815-838-5010

MIHALY GONDAR DONALD GLEN MCGHEE Died: January 30, 2014; Naperville, IL

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Mihaly “Mike/Mishka” Gondar, 82 of Donald Glen Montgomery, late of McGhee “Don” Lockport, IL passed Age 74, of away peacefully on Bolingbrook, Thursday January passed away 30, 2014 at Seasons Hospice Center peacefully in Naperville, IL. Thursday, Born September 28, 1931 in January 30, 2014 at Edward Halaszi, Hungary, Mihaly lived Hospital in Naperville after a long through Nazi occupation during illness. WWII and later fought in the Born in New Haven, IL, living in the Hungarian Revolution against Chicago area most of his life. Russia. He arrived in Chicago in

1956 where he met and married Rose Cashon. As a child, he was in awe of the American B-24 Liberator bombers who were fighting the German army in the air above Hungary. He gained his love for flying and great respect for the West at a young age. Upon retiring as a steelworker after 35 years, he realized his lifelong dream of flying thanks to family member and pilot Erik Taylor who routinely took him flying and helped him secure his dream job at the Joliet Airport. He is survived by his step children, Linda 'Susy' Doak, and Erik Mitchell; his sons Michael (Julie) Gondar, Robert (Kathleen) Gondar, his grandchildren Andrea (Dan) Arriaga and family, Jacob Gondar, Ethan Gondar. His Canadian relatives, brother Bill (Margorie) Gondar, nephews David (Kat) Gondar and family, Ed (Manji) Gondar and family, Joe (Colleen) Raab and family and his special niece Mary (Ron) Lacroix and family, his great niece Lisa (Umberto) Pala and family, great nephew Steve (Tatiana) Desoto and family, as well as numerous cousins in Hungary and Sweden. He was preceded in death by his father and mother, his wife Rose, his step-daughter Jeanne, his son in law Tony Doak, his sister Elizabeth Raab, brother in law Joseph Raab, his niece Elizabeth Raab, and numerous brothers and sisters overseas. Special thanks to his friends and neighbors at Wedgewood Manor in Montgomery, who made the last years of his life truly enjoyable. Services will be held on Saturday, February 8th at Dieterle Funeral Home, Montgomery IL. Reception at 11, service at 1 pm and luncheon to follow. The family asks that memorials be directed in Mike's name be to the EAA Young Eagles program P.O. Box 3086, Oshkosh, WI 54903 A memorial ceremony will be held at 1:00PM on Saturday, February 8, 2014 at Dieterle Memorial Home in Montgomery. The family will greet guests on Saturday from 11:00AM until the time of services at the funeral home in Montgomery. • Continued on page 13


By JAKE COYLE and TOM HAYS The Associated Press NEW YORK – Philip Seymour Hoffman, who won the Oscar for best actor in 2006 for his portrayal of writer Truman Capote and created a gallery of other vivid characters, many of them slovenly and somewhat dissipated, was found dead Sunday in his apartment with what officials said was a needle in his arm. He was 46. Two law enforcement offi-

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his work on Broadway, which included an acclaimed turn as the weary and defeated Willy Loman in “Death of a Salesman.” Hoffman spoke candidly over the years about past struggles with drug addiction. After 23 years sober, he admitted in interviews last year to falling off the wagon and developing a heroin problem that led to a stint in rehab. Tributes poured in from other Hollywood figures. “One of the greatest actors

of a generation and a sweet, funny & humble man,” actor Ricky Gervais tweeted. Director Spike Lee said on Twitter: “Damn, We Lost Another Great Artist.” And Kevin Costner said in an AP interview: “Philip was a very important actor and really takes his place among the real great actors. It’s a shame. Who knows what he would have been able to do? But we’re left with the legacy of the work he’s done and it all speaks for itself.”

Survived by his loving and devoted wife of 51 years, Dorine M. (nee Leisner) Pry of Minooka; one daughter, Tina Anderson of Plainfield; three sons, Tony (Martha) of Channahon, David (Penny) of Minooka and Michael Pry of Aurora; four grandchildren, Benjamin, Lillian, Andrew and Paige; one sister, Jean (Richard) Guanci of Las Vegas, NV; two brothers, Pat (Laurie) Pry of Arizona and John Pry of California; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins also survive. Funeral Services for William R. Pry will be held Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. at Plattville Lutheran Church, 5475 Bell Road, Minooka, IL, 60447. Pastor Brett L. Reedy officiating. Interment Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery where full military honors will be WILLIAM R. PRY conducted under the auspices of Died: January 29, 2014 the U.S. Air Force. In lieu of flowers, memorials in his name to Joliet William R. Pry, Oncology Hematology Associates "Bill", Age 70, died would be appreciated. Visitation peacefully Monday 4-8 p.m. at the Fred C. Wednesday, Dames Funeral Home, 3200 Black at January 29, 2014 at Essington Rds., Joliet, IL. For more the Joliet Area information: (815) 741-5500 or Community Hospice www.fredcdames.com Home with his family by his side, following a courageous battle with cancer. Born in Martinez, CA, a Minooka resident since 1983. A U.S. Air Force Vietnam veteran. Retired from ITW Signode in 2006 after over 30 years of service as a LENORE G. RUHLAND shipping manager. He was an Born: April 04, 1926; Ripon, WI enthusiastic auto mechanic and Died: January 31, 2014; Naperville enjoyed working in "Bill's Garage". He was an outdoorsman who Lenore G. Ruhland enjoyed fishing, snowmobiling, (nee Maslowski) riding ATV's and was considered an Age 87, of expert marksman. He was a good Channahon, passed man who loved spending time with away Friday, January his family and friends. 31, 2014 at Tabor Preceded by his granddaughter, Hills Nursing Home Mya Anderson (2003); his parents; one sister, Lori Pry; and one brother, in Naperville. Born April 4, 1926 in Ripon, WI to Elmer "Butch" Pry, Jr.

Frank and Gertrude Maslowski, she was a long time Joliet/Channahon resident. Attended Osborn Country School, and graduated from Ripon High School. She worked for several years as an office clerk. She married Alfons Ruhland on January 12, 1952, and traveled with him in his job in construction to Kentucky and Tennessee before moving to Joliet in 1958. She enjoyed playing bingo, sewing and quilting, and loved traveling through the years, especially winters in Florida. Preceded in death by her husband and parents. Survived by her son, James (Suzanne) Ruhland of Naperville, IL and grandchildren, Brigette Rachel Ruhland and Brittany Roxanne Ruhland both of Naperville and son, Jerome Ruhland of Colorado Springs, CO. Funeral Services for Lenore G. Ruhland will be Monday, February 3, 2014 St. Ann Catholic Church, 24500 S. Navajo Drive, Channahon for Mass at 11:00 a.m. Entombment Resurrection Mausoleum. Memorials in her memory to St. Ann Catholic Church or the charity of donor's choice would be appreciated. Visitation at the church MONDAY MORNING 9:00 a.m. until time of Mass at 11:00 a.m. For information: Fred C. Dames Funeral Home, 815-741-5500 or www.fredcdames.com

me.” We thank all who have prayed diligently for her and her caregiver, Debi Spesia, who made a difference in the final months of her life. Join us Wednesday, February 5th, 48p.m. at Blackburn-GiegerichSonntag Funeral Home, 1500 Black Road, Joliet. Thursday, February 6th a service will be held at Messiah Lutheran Church, 40 Houbolt, Joliet, at 10:30 a.m. interment will be held at Woodlawn Memorial Park. Memorial funds established for Messiah Lutheran Church, and Trinity Christian School.

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feel they were truly special. Her faith in Christ and her witness has touched the lives of many who have Carolyn M. Oliver nee: Churchill, come and gone as they learned age 80, passed away Friday January from the example she and her 31, 2014, at Rosewood Care Center. husband Bob lived out in their 56 Survived by her two daughters years of marriage. She was the first Pam (John) Offerman and Marie to welcome new families to her (Jonathon) Kuykendell; neighborhood and invite them to grandchildren Julie (Nick) Maile, join her at her church, Messiah Kimberly (Don) McKinney, John Lutheran. If you needed prayer, you Charles (Nina) Offerman; great knew you could confide in Lois to grandchildren Annabelle, Allison, pray along with you. Her faith and Samantha and Charlotte Maile, love of family was the warmth she Layla McKinney; one sister and portrayed. She was a devoted wife numerous nieces and nephews. to Bob Phillips (deceased) and a Preceded in death by her husband wonderful mother to her 5 children, Charles E. Oliver; two sons Charles 17 grandchildren, and 1 great F. and Robert D. Oliver; parents grandson. Oldest son, Jim (Jodi) George and Ada (McClain) Phillips (Minooka), oldest daughter, Churchill. Kathi (Jim) Steffes (Ooltewah, TN), Born in Joliet, a lifelong resident. Gary Phillips (Shorewood), Mike Retired from Sears. (Birgit) Phillips (Shorewood), and Private Funeral Services will be Lori (Alan) Ferry, (Channahon). held Wednesday, February 5, 2014, She was an active member at at the Blackburn-Giegerich-Sonntag Messiah Lutheran Church (Joliet), Funeral Home. Interment Plainfield and enjoyed hosting a weekly Bible Township Cemetery. Visitation study in her home for many years. Tuesday 4-7 p.m. Memorials to the Since 1954 she developed lifelong Alzheimer's Association would be friendships and walked through appreciated. life's moments with her “Chit, Chat, and Chew” club. She was her children's biggest encourager, fully involved and interested in their lives. Milk and cookies were always LOIS L. PHILLIPS found in the cookie jar for her Born: April 22, 1932 grandchildren. She was gentle, and Died: February 1, 2014 generous in spirit to all who knew her. The legacy she and Bob left is Lois L. Phillips one of faith and family. They taught (Siegel), 81, was their children about Jesus, sticking born April 22, 1932 close together and to always pray. to Ambrose and This legacy has trickled down to Edith Siegel. On their grandchildren as well. Saturday evening, So, our mom would tell you to February 1st 2014, peacefully she celebrate that she is in heaven, with took her last breath surrounded by Jesus and her Bob. She would say, her 5 children. Her purpose for “all are welcome,” it takes only a living was to love God and the relationship with Jesus Christ as people whom He brought into her your savior and then she would life and, so she did. If you met Lois, invite you to her church. Rev 3:20, you knew within moments you “Here I am! I stand at the door and were always welcome in her home. knock. If anyone hears my voice With her gift of hospitality, she had and opens the door, I will come in a genuine way of making people and eat with him, and he with

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with his lumpy build and limp blond hair – made his career mostly as a character actor, and was one of the most prolific in the business, plying his craft with a rumpled naturalism that also made him one of the most admired performers of his generation. The stage-trained actor was nominated for Academy Awards four times in all: for “Capote,” “The Master,” “Doubt” and “Charlie Wilson’s War.” He also received three Tony nominations for

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Not all Quinn, GOP job claims add up By DAVID MERCER The Associated Press CHAMPAIGN – In his State of the State address and recent interviews, Gov. Pat Quinn has told the state that its economy is, under his watch, bouncing back strongly from recession. But if the Democratic incumbent sees it as a state on the rise, the Republicans seeking to oust him view it far differently – as almost an economic basket case. At least one candidate, businessman Bruce Rauner, trots out his own set of economic numbers to make his case, most depicting Quinn’s Illinois as particularly weak. A closer look shows that some of the economic claims made by each hold up. Others don’t. In Quinn’s State of the State address Wednesday, he pointed out that as he took office in January 2009, the state and national economies were in bad shape. With the recession in full swing at that point, there’s no disputing that.

“But over the past five years, we’ve rebuilt one hard step at a time. And we’ve been getting the job done,” he said. Quinn said Illinois has added 280,000 private-sector jobs since recovery began – officially that was in January 2010 for Illinois – and that statewide unemployment is at its lowest level in almost five years. “In fact, since last May, Illinois has led the Midwest in new jobs created,” the governor said. The first two points are accurate, but if you compare it with other states, Illinois doesn’t always stack up well. According to the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics, a net 276,800 private-sector jobs have been added in Illinois since January 2010. That’s a 5.6 percent increase. In that time, many Midwestern states have done better. Wisconsin’s private-sector job base has grown by 5.7 percent, Indiana’s by 8.8 percent, Michigan’s by 9.2 percent and North Dakota’s – driven by the state’s petroleum boom – leads the

way at 30.2 percent. Unemployment, which reached a recession-high of 11.3 percent in January 2010, was at 8.6 percent in December, the most recent month available from the Illinois Department of Employment Security. That’s its lowest point since the 8.5 percent rate in February 2009. But the current unemployment rate is the third highest among the 50 states, lower only than Nevada and Rhode Island. “If you start out in a hole, you can climb out to a lot of places,” said economist Richard Dye of the Institute of Government and Public Affairs at the University of Illinois. “I think he’s spinning the glass as half full, and it’s understandable. But I certainly don’t share his rosy outlook.” In terms of the raw number of nonfarm jobs added since May 2010, Quinn is right. No Midwestern state has added more, according to the BLS. But Illinois has the largest population in the region and probably should generate more jobs.

The most accurate way to measure job creation is the percentage increase in the job base, according to Dye. By that measure, Illinois’ nonfarm job base has grown 0.95 percent. That’s better than Minnesota (0.92 percent), Michigan (0.5 percent) and Iowa (0.3 percent). But it’s far short of Wisconsin’s (1.7 percent), or Indiana’s (1.3 percent) growth, states where Republican governors have made a habit criticizing Illinois’ economy in recent years. Quinn spokeswoman Brooke Anderson said the governor never intended to portray Illinois’ recovery as complete. “The governor used the facts to illustrate the reality, which is that Illinois is recovering. But we have a long way to go,” she said, arguing that the governor’s GOP challengers deliberately ignore the positive signs in the state’s economy. Quinn also points to a real-world example of job creation during his term. He said

Chrysler has added significantly to its workforce at its Belvidere plant, bringing employment there to more than 4,700. The automaker has added thousands of workers at the northern Illinois plant but perhaps not quite to the degree cited by Quinn. A Chrysler website page on the Belvidere plant, updated in January, puts the workforce at 4,490. Anderson said the governor used figures Chrysler provided to the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity. Chrysler didn’t respond to queries from The Associated Press. The Republican candidates campaigning for Quinn’s job regularly use the state’s economic weaknesses against him. State Sens. Bill Brady and Kirk Dillard have blamed high unemployment on Quinn, and, on Wednesday, they and Treasurer Dan Rutherford said Quinn offered too few details about ideas on how to lower it in his annual address.

Senate study pushes for school funding equity By KERRY LESTER The Associated Press SPRINGFIELD – A new report by a state Senate education committee says that streamlining Illinois’ school funding formula would provide better equity to all districts. According to the document released Friday evening, putting the vast majority of state funds into one pot then dividing up resources based on need, would serve as a fairer distribution method than the current system, which factors in a district’s poverty for some types of state aid but not others. It also treats funding for Chicago schools differently. As the state grapples with an estimated loss of $1.5 bil-

lion in revenue if lawmakers allow the temporary income tax increase to expire as scheduled next January, committee members say it’s an ideal time to have a conversation about changes. “Whatever money we have, we’d like for schools to be funded fairly,” state Sen. Dave Luechtefeld, an Okawville Republican and co-chair of the eight-member committee, said. Overspending and a $100 billion pension shortfall put Illinois in dire financial shape in recent years, with crucial money being stripped away from schools as a backlog of bills piled up. Since 2009, Illinois schools have seen over $800 million in cuts, according to the state

Board of Education. Democratic State Sen. Andy Manar, the education committee’s other co-chair, said he became more aware of the impact of such cuts when his son’s elementary school art class was moved to a janitor’s closet to save the Bunker Hill School District money. As it stands now, Illinois schools get their money from the state in a variety of ways. In addition to “general state aid” – money distributed to districts to help offset the basic cost of educating students – schools get separate grant money to fund specific programs, including transportation, special education and vocational training. While general state aid is divvied up based on districts’

respective poverty levels and various aspects to determine need, much of the other grant funding is not. In addition, Chicago school funding is entirely different than the rest of the state. Since the mid-1990s, the city’s schools have gotten a block, or overall percentage, of available state funds based on their enrollment and need. The city can spend the money as it sees fit. Manar argues that as times get lean, wealthier districts that have more property tax dollars going toward their schools have an advantage over the poorer districts and can more easily offset cuts in state aid. “We’re saying that local ability to pay should be considered when grants are given,”

Manar said. The committee report – which comes after members spent six months hearing testimony from educators around the state – suggests that the vast majority of specialized programs, as well as general state aid, be funded through the same formula and equalized based on districts’ respective wealth. It also wants districts to detail how they are spending their state dollars in each of their schools. And the report suggests that Chicago funding should be integrated into the single-funding formula. Manar, who will detail the report on Monday at the state Capitol, said he hopes to have school funding reform legislation filed by March.


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Chicago police: Number of homicides drop in Jan.

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Revenue has started accepting electronic tax returns. Illinois taxpayers can use the state Department of Revenue’s

Road clearing underway after weekend snow CHICAGO – Illinois transportation officials are urging motorists to remain cautious because of lingering snow and ice on some of the state’s roadways. The Department of Transportation said Sunday that conditions are improving on roads and bridges across the state, but problem areas remain. They say most state routes have ice and snow patches with some areas in central and southern Illinois still covered with snow and ice.

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BELLEVILLE – A defense attorney wants charges dropped against a man accused in a 1989 southwestern Illinois slaying, claiming police mishandled evidence. Thomas Q. Keefe filed a motion in the case against Carlos Garrett, who’s charged with first-degree murder in the death of Nicole Willis. The 16-year-old honor student’s partially clothed body was found near her Centreville home almost 25 years ago. She’d been raped and beaten. Garrett was charged last year after submitting DNA evidence in an unrelated drug case. Police say it matched DNA recovered from Willis. The Belleville News Democrat reports that Keefe claims police failed to adequately protect evidence in its storage locker and that some evidence was thrown out and burned at one point.

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CHICAGO – Former Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley likely will remain hospitalized in an intensive care unit for several days as doctors conduct tests to determine why he was feeling ill and disoriented during a conference in Arizona, a spokeswoman for the city’s longest serving mayor said Sunday. Jackie Heard, Daley’s longtime spokeswoman, said Daley, 71, was resting comfortably at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Daley was attending a conference in Scottsdale, Ariz., when he started complaining Friday that he did not feel well. She said Daley flew back to Chicago on Friday evening, and that his family had arranged for an ambulance to be at the airport to take him directly to the hospital. She said he was able to walk to the ambulance.

free online filing system once they submit their federal tax returns. Saturday was the first day Illinois residents could do so. They also can file electronically through tax preparers or software designed for 2013 tax year filings. Last year, department officials said 80 percent of taxpayers filed electronically. Many received funds through direct deposit within a week’s time.

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NATION&WORLD NEWS BRIEFS Allen: Farrow claims ‘untrue,’ ‘disgraceful’ NEW YORK – A representative for Woody Allen says the director calls Dylan Farrow’s allegations of child molestation “untrue and disgraceful.” Publicist Leslee Dart said in an email Sunday Allen has read Farrow’s open letter, published online by The New York Times, claiming she was sexually assaulted by her then adoptive father as a 7-year-old. Farrow claimed that in 1992 at the family’s Connecticut home, Allen led her to a “dim, closet-like attic” and “then he sexually assaulted me.” Farrow didn’t specify Allen’s actions but described other abusive behavior. Connecticut prosecutors investigated the allegations in 1993 but found insufficient evidence to charge Allen. The 78-year-old director has long maintained his innocence.

N.J. gov.’s staffer resigns amid probe TRENTON – A member of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s administration who has been subpoenaed in an alleged political payback investigation has resigned. Christina Genovese Renna left the governor’s office Friday, the same day former Christie loyalist David Wildstein claimed to have evidence contradicting the governor’s account of a lane closing operation, apparently to create traffic chaos as a political vendetta. Renna reported to Deputy Chief of Staff Bridget Kelly, who apparently set the lane closings in motion with an email to Wildstein. Renna confirmed her resignation to The Associated Press through a statement Sunday from her lawyer, Henry Klingeman.

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Villagers and a journalist prepare to flee Saturday as Mount Sinabung releases pyroclastic flows during an eruption in Namantaran, North Sumatra, Indonesia. The rumbling volcano in western Indonesia has unleashed fresh clouds of searing gas, killing a number people and injuring others.

Death toll rises to 16 from Indonesia volcano By BINSAR BAKKARA The Associated Press MOUNT SINABUNG, Indonesia – The death toll from an Indonesian volcano that has been rumbling for months rose to 16 Sunday after rescuers found another charred corpse and a critically-injured college student died in a hospital, officials said. Mount Sinabung erupted again Saturday, just a day after authorities allowed thousands of villagers who had been evacuated to return to its slopes, saying volcanic activity was decreasing. Rescuers found 14 bodies and

rescued three people with burn wounds, said National Disaster Mitigation Agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho. Rescue efforts resumed Sunday, and rescuers found another body about three kilometers (two miles) from the volcano’s peak, said Lt. Col. Asep Sukarna, who led the operation. Another resident, a 24-year-old college student, died in an intensive care unit, said an official at the Efarina Etaham hospital. Among the dead were a local television journalist and four high school students and their teacher who were visiting the mountain to see

the eruptions up close, Nugroho said. At least three other people were injured, and authorities fear the death toll will rise. Sinabung in western Sumatra has been erupting for four months. Authorities had evacuated more than 30,000 people, housing them in cramped tents, schools and public buildings, but many were desperate to return to check on homes and farms. On Friday, authorities allowed nearly 14,000 people living outside a five-kilometer (three-mile) danger zone to return after believing volcanic activity had decreased. Others living close to the

peak have been returning to their homes over the past four months, despite the dangers. On Saturday, a series of huge blasts and eruptions thundered from the 2,600-meter (8,530-foot) volcano. Television footage showed villages, farms and trees covered in thick gray ash. Indonesia is prone to seismic upheaval due to its location on the Pacific “Ring of Fire,” an arc of volcanoes and fault lines encircling the Pacific Basin. Mount Sinabung is among about 130 active volcanoes in Indonesia and has sporadically erupted since September.


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AREA LEGISLATORS

President Barack Obama The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW Washington, DC 20500 202-456-1414 Comment: 202-456-1111 Gov. Pat Quinn 207 Statehouse Springfield, IL 62706 800-642-3112

U.S. SENATORS Dick Durbin, D-Ill. 230 S. Dearborn, Suite 3892 Chicago, IL 60604 312-353-4952 711 Hart Senate Office Building Washington, DC 20510 202-224-2152 Mark Kirk, R-Ill. 230 S. Dearborn, Suite 3900 Chicago, IL 60604 312-886-3506 387 Russell Senate Office Building Washington, DC 20510 202-224-2854

U.S. REPRESENTATIVES Bobby L. Rush, D (1st District) 3235 147th St. Midlothian, IL 60445 708-385-9550 2268 Rayburn House Office Bldg. Washington, DC 20515 202-225-4372 Robin Kelly, D (2nd District) 600 Holiday Plaza Dr., Suite 505 Matteson, IL 60445 708-679-0078 2419 Rayburn House Office Bldg. Washington, DC 20515 202-225-0773 Daniel William Lipinski, D (3rd District) Central Square Bldg. 222 E. 9th St., 109 Lockport, IL 60441 815-838-1990 1717 Longworth House Office Bldg. Washington, DC 20515 202-225-5701

630-232-7104 332 Cannon House Office Bldg. Washington, DC 20515 202-225-2976 Adam Kinzinger, R (16th District) 628 Columbus St., Suite 507 Ottawa, IL 61350 815-431-9271 1221 Longworth House Office Bldg. Washington D.C. 20515 202-225-3635

STATE SENATORS Napoleon Harris, D-Flossmoor (15th District) 369 E. 147th St., Unit H Harvey, IL 60426 708-893-0552 M-108 Capitol Bldg. Springfield, IL 62706 217-782-8066 Donne E. Trotter, D-Chicago (17th District) 8729 S. State St. Chicago, IL 60619 773-933-7715 627 Capitol Bldg. Springfield, IL 62706 217-782-3201 Michael E. Hastings, D-Orland Park (19th District) 813 School Road Matteson, IL 60443 708-283-4125 307A Capitol Bldg. Springfield, IL 62706 217-782-9595 Michael G. Connelly, R-Naperville (21st District) 1725 S. Naperville Road, Suite 200 Wheaton, IL 60189 630-682-8101 M103E State Capitol Bldg. Springfield, IL 62706 217-782-8192

Sue Rezin, R-Morris (38th District) 103 Fifth Street PO Box 260 Peru, IL 61354 815- 220-8720

Bill Foster, D (11th District) 195 Springfield Ave., Suite 102 Joliet, IL 60435 815-280-5876

309I Capitol Bldg. Springfield, IL 62706 217-782-3840

1224 Longworth House Office Bldg. Washington, DC 20515 202-225-3515

Toi Hutchinson, D-Olympia Fields (40th District) 222 Vollmer Road, Suite 2C Chicago Heights, IL 60411 708-756-0882

Randy M. Hultgren, R (14th District) 1797 W. State St., Suite A Geneva, IL 60134

121C Capitol Bldg.

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OUR VIEW

Support tax referendum We usually don’t support placing advisory referendums on the ballot. They can confuse voters and, because they’re nonbinding, the outcome means little, if anything. But if state Rep. Jack Franks’ attempt to get a statewide advisory referendum on the Nov. 4 ballot keeps on the minds of voters and politicians alike the issue of escalating property taxes and the irresponsible governmental bodies that are responsible for it, then we stand firmly behind it. As home prices plummeted in the years following the housing bubble burst, local governments continued to raise their levies, infuriating many taxpayers. For the past few years, Franks, D-Marengo, has tried to pass legislation that would forbid

governments from raising their tax levies if their overall assessed value drops from the previous year. Since his colleagues in the General Assembly continuously blocked his efforts, Franks is back this year with House Bill 4273. It seeks to put a nonbinding advisory question on the ballot, asking voters whether they would support essentially the same legislation that Franks hasn’t been able to get approved in Springfield. “I think we need to do this because I’m not sure the local taxing bodies are hearing the complaints of their constituents.” Franks has said to Shaw Media. “The way it’s structured now, they can raise taxes with impunity, regardless of property values.”

We realize Franks faces an uphill battle again. The likelihood that state lawmakers would approve a nonbinding referendum on this topic is slim. But we appreciate Franks’ efforts, and we hope he succeeds. We’re certain that if the referendum does make it to the ballot, the results will be overwhelmingly one-sided. Taxpayers have had enough of continuously being asked for more. The elected officials who continue to vote to raise levies know this, too. They just choose to ignore it. And the steady loss of taxpayers and jobs to other states with more reasonable tax burdens has been ignored for far too long. That’s why keeping this topic in the front of voters’ minds is a good thing.

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Springfield, IL 62706 217-782-7419

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Christine Radogno, R-Lemont (41st District) 1011 State St., Ste. 210 Lemont, IL 60439 630-243-0800

Elgie R. Sims, Jr., D-Chicago (34th District) 8729 S. State St. Chicago, IL 60619 773-783-8800

108A Statehouse Springfield, IL 62706 217-782-9407 Linda Holmes, D-Aurora (42nd District) 76 S. LaSalle St., Unit 202 Aurora, IL 60505 630-801-8985 129 Capitol Bldg. Springfield, IL 62706 217-782-0422 Pat McGuire, D-Joliet (43rd District) 2200 Weber Road Crest Hill, IL 60403 815-207-4445 118 Capitol Bldg. Springfield, IL 62706 217-782-8800 Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant, D-Shorewood (49th District) 15300 Route 59, Unit 202 Plainfield, IL 60544 815-254-4211 617D Capitol Bldg. Springfield, IL 62706 217-782-0052 State representatives Thaddeus Jones, D-Calumet City (29th District)

200-1S Stratton Office Bldg. Springfield, IL 62706 217-782-6476 Renée Kosel, R-New Lenox (37th District) 19201 S. LaGrange Road, Suite 204 B Mokena, IL 60448 708-479-4200 219-N Stratton Office Bldg. Springfield, IL 62706 217-782-0424 Al Riley, D-Olympia Fields (38th District) 3649 W. 183rd St., Suite 102 Hazel Crest, IL 60429 708-799-4364 262-W Stratton Office Bldg. Springfield, IL 62706 217-558-1007

201-N Stratton Office Building Springfield, IL 62706 217-782-5997 Kate Cloonen, D-Kankakee (79th District) 1 Dearbourn Square Suite 419 Kankakee, IL 60901 815-939-1983 235-E Stratton Office Building Springfield, IL 62706 217-782-5981 Anthony DeLuca, D-Chicago Heights (80th District) 195 W. Joe Orr Road, Suite 201 Chicago Heights, IL 60411 708-754-7900 271-S Stratton Office Bldg. Springfield, IL 62706 217-782-1719 Ron Sandack, R-Downers Grove (81st District) 633 Rogers St., Suite 103 Downers Grove, IL 60515 630-737-0504 200-1N Stratton Office Bldg. Springfield, IL 62706 217-782-6578

Darlene Senger, R-Naperville (41st District) 401 S. Main St., Suite 300 Naperville, IL 60540 630-420-3008

Jim Durkin, R-Western Springs (82nd District) 915 55th St., Suite 202 Western Springs, IL 60558 708-246-1104

211-N Stratton Office Bldg. Springfield, IL 62706 217-782-6507

632 Capitol Bldg. Springfield, IL 62706 217-782-0494

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Stephanie A. Kifowit, D-Oswego (84th District) 1677 Montgomery Road, Ste. 116 Aurora, IL 60504 630-585-1308 200-3S Stratton Office Bldg. Springfield, IL 62706 217-782-8028 Emily McAsey, D-Romeoville (85th District) 209 W. Romeo Road Romeoville, IL 60446 815-372-0085 237-E Stratton Office Bldg. Springfield, IL 62706 217-782-4179 Lawrence “Larry” Walsh Jr. D-Joliet

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Seahawks beat Broncos 43-8 in Super Bowl By BARRY WILNER The Associated Press EAST RUTHERFORD – Defense wins championships, and the NFL has not seen a defense like Seattle’s in a long time. The Seahawks won their first Super Bowl title Sunday night in overpowering fashion, punishing Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos 43-8. That relentless defense, the NFL’s stingiest, never let the five-time MVP get going, disarming the highest-scoring offense in league history. Seattle (16-3) was too quick, too physical and just too good for Denver, and that was true in all areas. What was hyped as a classic matchup between an unstoppable offense and a miserly defense turned into a rout. Punctuating Seattle’s dominance were a 69-yard interception return touchdown by linebacker Malcolm Smith to make it 22-0, and Percy Harvin’s sensational 87-yard kickoff runback to open the second half. Smith was the game’s MVP. When the Seahawks, up by 29 points, forced a Denver punt early in the third quarter, the 12th Man – and there were legions of them in MetLife Stadium – began chanting “L-O-B, L-O-B.” As in Legion of Boom, the Seahawks hard-hitting secondary, part of young team with an average age of 26 years, 138 days. “This is an amazing team. Took us four years to get to this point but they never have taken a step sideways,” coach Pete Carroll said. “These guys would not take anything but winning this ballgame.” The loss by the Broncos again raised questions about Manning’s ability to win the biggest games. He is 11-12 in the postseason, 1-2 in Super Bowls. He never looked comfortable against a defense some will begin comparing to the 1985 Bears and 2000 Ravens – other NFL champions who had runaway Super Bowl victories. Seattle forced four turnovers; Denver had 26 all season. The Seahawks looked comfortable and at ease, and

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Seattle Seahawks’ Jermaine Kearse (15) scores on a 23-yard touchdown reception in front of Denver Broncos’ Mike Adams (20) during the second half of the NFL Super Bowl XLVIII football game Sunday in East Rutherford, N.J. not just their defense, which lost All-Pro cornerback Richard Sherman to a high ankle sprain in the fourth quarter. Russell Wilson, who has an NFL-record 28 wins in his first two pro seasons, including playoffs, had a 23-yard TD pass to Jermaine Kearse late in the third quarter to make it 36-0. Wilson also hit Doug Baldwin for a 10-yard score in the final period in what had become one of the most lopsided Super Bowls. For the fifth time in six meetings between the NFL’s No. 1 offense and defense, the D dominated. “We been relentless all season,” Wilson said. “Having that mentality of having a championship day every day. At the end of the day, you want to play your best football and that is what we did today.” Denver fell to 2-5 in Super Bowls, and by the end many of Manning’s passes resembled the “ducks” Sherman said the All-Pro quarterback sometimes threw. The victory was particularly sweet for Carroll, who was

fired in 1994 by the Jets, led the Patriots for three seasons and again was canned. After a short stint out of coaching, he took over at Southern California and won two national titles. But he always felt there was unfinished business in the NFL. Carroll finished that business by lifting the Vince Lombardi Trophy, four years after taking charge in Seattle and eight years after the Seahawks lost in their only previous Super Bowl to Pittsburgh. No Super Bowl had been played outdoors in a cold-weather city before – not that the Big Apple was anything close to frozen Sunday, with a 49-degree temperature at kickoff. And no Super Bowl has started more bizarrely. Things went sour for Manning and the Broncos from the very first scrimmage play, and by halftime they were down 22-0 – their biggest deficit of the season and the only time they didn’t score in a half. On that first play for the Broncos, Manning stepped up

toward the line just as center Manny Ramirez snapped the ball. It flew past his incredulous quarterback into the end zone, where Knowshon Moreno dived on it for a safety. A mere 12 seconds in, Seattle led 2-0 with the quickest score in Super Bowl history, beating Chicago’s Devin Hester’s kickoff return to open the 2007 game – against Manning’s Colts. That one ended much better for Manning as Indianapolis won the championship. This one was a fiasco throughout. Steven Hauschka, who missed only 2 of 40 field goals entering the game, made a 31-yarder for 5-0 and a 33-yarder for 8-0 after Doug Baldwin toasted 15-year veteran cornerback Champ Bailey, in his first Super Bowl, for 37 yards on third down. Then the Seahawks began scoring touchdowns. Manning’s third-down pass to Julius Thomas sailed way too high and directly to safety Kam Chancellor, giving the

Seahawks the ball at Denver’s 37. Harvin, finally healthy after a virtually wasted first season in Seattle, sparked the short drive with a 15-yard burst, and a third-down pass interference call on Tony Carter gave Seattle the ball at the 1. Marshawn Lynch scored to make it 15-0. Then Smith, with a play emblematic of the best defense the NFL has seen in years, made his second huge play in two weeks. Cliff Avril got to Manning’s arm as he was throwing, the ball fluttered directly to Smith, who took off down the left sideline for a 69-yard interception TD. Manning trudged to the sideline, a look of disgust on his face. That look didn’t improve when, after a drive to the Seattle 19, his fourth-down pass was tipped by Chris Clemons and fell harmlessly to the Meadowlands turf. So did Denver’s reputation as an unstoppable force.


AREA ROUNDUP

MEN’S BASKETBALL Lewis 85, St. Joseph’s 76: No. 17 Lewis pounded the glass, took care of the ball and knocked down free throws for the Great Lakes Valley Conference victory. Ryan Jackson drained 13-of-14 free throws and finished with a game-high 28 points for Lewis (16-3, 8-3). Jackson was 7-for-15 from the field and added six rebounds. Kyle Nelson collected his first career double-double with 16 points and a game-high 10 rebounds. Julian Lewis scored 11, and Gabe Williams tied a season-high with 10 points.

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL Calumet of St. Joseph 66, USF 60: Crystal Daniels poured in a game-high 27 points to lead Calumet College of St. Joseph (12-11, 5-7) to the Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference win at the Sullivan Center. Katie Gonnering led USF (6-19, 4-8) with 18 points.

Lewis 79, St. Joseph’s 73: A steal with 34 seconds left in regulation by Lewis was the pivotal defensive stop as the No. 20 Flyers wrapped up the GLVC victory. The Flyers improved to 16-3, 10-1, and the Pumas fell to 5-13, 3-7.

GIRLS BASKETBALL Benet 47, Providence 42: Alyssa Jurges scored 15 points, Mary Fashingbauer and Maeve Garvey each added nine and Mary Beth Galick grabbed nine rebounds for Providence (15-11).

WOMEN’S TRACK Lewis earns provisionals: At Allendale, Mich., the Lewis women’s track and field team tested its mettle against the nation’s best teams as the Flyers earned three NCAA provisional marks and finished fourth at the GVSU 5-Way Meet hosted by Grand Valley State at the Kelly Family Sports Center. Top-ranked Lincoln (Mo.) won with 141 points, followed by No. 2 Grand Valley State (132), Hillsdale (78), Lewis (54) and Saint Joseph’s (24). The Flyers received NCAA provisional marks from freshmen Stephanie Nielsen and Amanda Farrough and senior Megan Marchildon. Marchildon placed third overall in the 60-meter hurdles with a provisional time of 8.90. Nielsen (2:15.9) and Farrough (2:16.28) both earned their provisionals in the 800-meter run. Lewis senior Rebecca Priesler (Romeoville) set a school record in the pole vault with a fourth-place showing of 11-7 ¼ (3.54m). Flyer sophomore Amber Cook placed second overall in the high jump at 5-3 ¼ (1.61 m) and added a runner-up finish in the triple jump at 37-3 (11.35 m). Junior weight specialist Roslyn Summerville finished second in the weight throw with a toss of 51-6 ¼ (15.70 m).

BLOOMINGTON – When you are in the finals of an IHSA state event like the one Saturday at the U.S. Cellular Coliseum in Bloomington, the only wet blanket was snow covering the ground outside. That was the case for the area competitive dance teams that made it out of the preliminaries Friday and were guaranteed no less than a top 10 finish in their respective classes. Being in the top 10 is certainly nothing to sneeze at. “I am thrilled with being one of the top-10 teams in Illinois, and I am so proud of this team,” Minooka coach Cathy Gliwa said. “We had a great season and met our goals and had a great time doing it.” The Arrowettes were one of three area teams to make the cut to the final day. Providence Catholic was third in Class 1A with a team score of 86.66, Morris was fifth in 1A with a tally of 84.58 and Minooka was 10th in 3A with a score of 83.56.

“It was a good last hoorah; that we marked the first part of IHSA dance history at Minooka with winning sectionals, making it to state, and being the top 10 in the state.” Kennedy Kunz Minooka dance team captain “This weekend, the team was thrilled to even make it to the IHSA state finals and were so looking forward to cherishing the experience,” Minooka captain Kennedy Kunz said. “It was a good last hoorah; that we marked the first part of IHSA dance history at Minooka with winning sectionals, making it to state and being the top 10 in the state.” On Friday, both Morris and Providence finished tied for third in the preliminaries with a team score of 86.58 while Minooka was scored at 85.24. “State was an awesome experience to be apart of because there were only the top30 3A teams there from the state,” Minooka captain Haley

McCabe said. “We ended up as tenth, but even that place was an honor to have because we made Minooka history by being the first team to make it to the finals at IHSA state. I couldn’t be more happy or proud of my team. I hope we made Minooka proud, too.” Other area teams to qualify for state that didn’t get out of the 3A preliminaries included (with team score and place): Plainfield Central (84.60/12th); Plainfield North (83.44/19th); Lockport (76.56/30th); and Lincoln-Way East (77.16/29th). Lake Park won 3A with a score of 95.04, and Highland won 1A with a count of 93.40. Class 2A was won by Geneva (92.38).

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JOLIET – Freshman Jo Jo Ballestero buried five three-point field goals and led the Saints with 15 points as University of St. Francis defeated Calumet College of St. Joseph 76-64 in Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference play Saturday at the Sullivan Center. Ballestero hit three of his 3-pointers in the first half as the Saints (11-12, 8-5 CCAC) built a 41-36 edge. Calumet St. Joseph (11-11, 4-9) opened the second half with a 10-4 run, but back-to-back layups from senior Mark Peters and two free throws from sophomore Mack Brown (Plainfield East) put the Saints ahead 51-46, and they led the rest of the way. Ballestero, whose 15 points equaled his career best, was 5-for-8 from threepoint range. Peters notched his fifth double-double of the season with 14 points and a game-high 10 rebounds. Ed Presniakovas (Plainfield) added 12 points and four assists.

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JC hoping the funk has ended Victory over Lockport may be tonic Steelmen badly needed VIEWS Dick Goss The top five boys basketball teams in the Joliet area are Bolingbrook, Joliet Central, Plainfield East, Providence and Plainfield North, in whichever order. Bolingbrook was the Herald-News’ No. 1 team from the get-go, and the Raiders have proven they belong in that spot. Joliet Central had been secure in the No. 2 slot, but before last Friday’s come-frombehind 55-52 win over Lockport, the Steelmen had been in a funk. The next three area teams – Plainfield East, Plainfield North and Providence – all had some ups and downs but are equipped to make a nice stretch run and be factors in the postseason. Plainfield South, Lincoln-Way West, Lincoln-Way Central, Lockport and Minooka have had times when they have played well but haven’t quite reached the point where they can crack the top five. I was thinking about that while en route to Joliet Central’s gym for the renewal of the Steelmen’s series with Lockport, one of the state’s longest and best rivalries. Central (12-7, 4-3 in the SouthWest Suburban Blue) had been struggling, entering on a threegame losing streak. The issue has been slow starts. Perhaps the green Joliet East uniforms would be the fix. That’s what the Steelmen wore to honor their sister school that was in operation from 1963 until 1984. This was the second time they wore East colors, the first a few years ago when Central and West returned to separate programs. “We like to do this when we play Lockport,” Central coach Jeff Corcoran said.

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Joliet Central’s Jaylen McGee dunks over Lockport’s Jaylandt Gilmer Friday during the second half of a game at Joliet Central High School.

Joliet Central’s Antonio Dyson reaches for a rebound during the second half against Lockport.

“Larry (Thompson, the Porters’ coach), was a good athlete there. It was nice from our standpoint to have a different identity tonight and forget the problems we had prior to this.” Those problems began early in games. “In all honesty, this getting off to a slow start has gone on longer than the three-game losing streak,” Corcoran said. “It goes back to the Bradley game Dec. 21. Tonight, we had a 7-4 lead and scored two points the rest of the quarter. The problem is getting going either at the very beginning or a little into the first quarter. “ Lockport (10-9, 4-3) completed a 13-2 run and led 17-9 early in the second quarter.

We did a lot of talking in the summer about how it would turn out when we played them in the season.” “We were waiting for this one,” said Central senior forward Antonio Dyson, who scored 12 of his 14 points in the second half. “Our three straight losses were all at home. It feels good to win here.” Ingredients that made the Steelmen successful early in the season still are there. Coble is one of the best scorers in the area and can get to the basket and dish the ball off. Jailen Jones is a capable shooter. Dyson is 6 feet 4 inches tall, athletic and can play multiple spots, depending on the lineup Corcoran prefers at a

“We didn’t come out quite as slow as we have been doing,” said Steelmen senior guard Jonah Coble, who led everybody with 21 points. “Teams have been getting the lead on us. But that’s the way basketball is. It’s a game of runs, and it comes down to which team can stop the other’s run when the game is being decided.” Central trailed Lockport 33-25 with 5:03 left in the third quarter when the Steelmen embarked on a 15-0 run, with Coble scoring six of those points. The Porters battled back but never caught up. “This was a good win coming off a three-game losing streak,” Coble said. “Some of us play AAU with a lot of them.

given time. With junior guard Jerry Gillespie and sophomore guard Taquan Sims getting more time, the small lineup is a viable option. Although the Steelmen often do not have a size advantage, Dyson, Will Autman, Jaylen McGee and Jarvis Northington are in the 6-4 to 6-5 range and in the regular rotation. “They’re built different,” Thompson said. “They have 6-4 kids who are as quick as 5-10 kids. They put pressure on you, make it tough to take care of the ball. They make you play too fast.” Perhaps the funk is over and Central can get back to the business of being among the area’s best.


By JOE COWLEY jcowley@suntimes.com SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The Bulls’ front office is open for business with the Feb. 20 trade deadline approaching. The breakdown:

THE UNTOUCHABLES Derrick Rose: His knee injuries and huge contract make Rose untradable, even if the Bulls wanted to undergo a total face-lift. No, Rose is here to stay. And, if healthy, there’s no reason he can’t return to

being a top-three point guard in the NBA. Joakim Noah: There are better scoring and rebounding centers, but Noah is the standard in passing big men. He’s basically a point center in coach Tom Thibodeau’s offense. Even more impressive is what doesn’t appear in the box score. His leadership, energy and determination make Noah a keeper.

LET’S TALK Mike Dunleavy: At less than $1.5 million for the rest of this season and $3 million next

season, Dunleavy is a bargain for a catch-and-shoot forward. That makes him a get on the trade market, and it only takes one general manager to overpay. Carlos Boozer: The Bulls would love to get some calls about Boozer, but it’s not happening because of his contract situation and because he hasn’t been playing well in the last month. If the right call did come in, general manager Gar Forman gladly would drive Boozer to the airport.

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Central Division GP W L OT Pts GF Blackhawks 57 33 10 14 80 200 St. Louis 54 37 12 5 79 185 Colorado 54 35 14 5 75 165 Minnesota 57 29 21 7 65 140 Dallas 55 25 21 9 59 158 Nashville 57 25 23 9 59 142 Winnipeg 57 27 25 5 59 161 Pacific Division GP W L OT Pts GF Anaheim 57 40 12 5 85 189 San Jose 56 35 15 6 76 168 Los Angeles 57 30 21 6 66 134 Vancouver 56 27 20 9 63 142 Phoenix 55 26 19 10 62 159 Calgary 55 21 27 7 49 132 Edmonton 57 18 33 6 42 147

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PETS Local volunteers rescue, give homes to ‘magnificent breeds’ HOW TO SUBMIT

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dunland@shawmedia.com Kay Kendzora of Morris was walking her dog, Cheyenne, a 12-year-old mix, when she paused to admire a malamute and chat with the owner. That owner was a volunteer with Illinois Alaskan Malamute Rescue Association, who gave Kendzora his card. When Cheyenne died, Kendzora called the number and adopted Kimmie. A “good Samaritan” had picked up the pregnant Kimmie after someone had pushed her out of a car, Kendzora said. Kimmie’s six healthy puppies moved to permanent homes and Kimmie eventually received her Canine Good Citizen title from the American Kennel Club. “She’s been to a nursing home in Morris and she pulls the kids when we go to Frankfort for the sled pulls,” Kendzora said. “On ‘store days’ when we set up tables and pass out leaflets, she does little tricks for people, like giving her paw.” Alaskan Malamutes are not for everyone, said Pat Kral of Wilmington, vice president of IAMRA, a nonprofit organization ran completely by volunteers that rescues these, as its website states, “magnificent breeds.” Kral said Alaskan Malamutes were bred to be active; many require five miles of exercise each day. Owners hoping for a “couch potato” that yearns only to be petted and lie on the carpet should seek out another breed. “It’d probably eat the carpet,” Kral said. According to its website, IAMRA is an affiliate of the Alaskan Malamute Assistance League, a recognized rescue of the Alaskan Malamute Club of America. IAMRA rescues dogs from most states, sets them up in foster and adoptive homes and addresses behavioral issues. “People sign an agreement that, if for any reason, they cannot keep a dog, they have to return him to us,” Kral said. “They just can’t give it to a

• Malamutes range from 22” to 27” at the shoulder and weigh 60 to 100 pounds. • They tend to dislike other dogs, especially of the same sex. • Malamutes are not “barkers” but they will “talk” in conversational manner. • This breed sheds a lot. • Blue-eyed malamutes, unless they are mixed breeds, are most likely Siberian huskies. • Malamutes have a “very high prey drive” and that extends to cats, birds and small rodents. • Food motivates malamutes; portion control is recommended

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Kimmie was pushed out of a car when she was seven weeks pregnant. She now has a loving home with Illinois Alaskan Malamute Rescue Association volunteer Kay Kendzora of Morris. friend or a shelter.” IAMRA currently has six foster parents, 40 volunteers and more than 600 people on its Yahoo group page, a resource for any owners with questions or concerns about their Alaskan Malamutes. Dogs waiting for adoption, up to 21 at one time, temporarily live at a private kennel. “The lady that owns it has just been great,” Kral said. “With donations from all the members, she built a great big play yard out there. We maintain it and she rotates the dogs in and out when she cleans their cages. Volunteers go to help clean up, walk the dogs and brush the dogs.” According to the IAMRA website, adoption fees range from $100 (for senior dogs) to

$250 (for purebred puppies). That barely touches the $750 IAMRA pays for spaying or neutering, heartworm test and monthly preventative medication, vaccinations and microchip. Prospective owners must complete an application and then agree to a phone interview, home check and allowing IAMRA to select their dogs. “We decide which dogs are best for their families,” Kral said. Dogs that never become adopted live in permanent foster homes. This is a good option for people who want an Alaskan Malamute but cannot afford its care, as IAMRA pays for all costs, including food and medical care, Kral said.

To that end, IAMRA is quite active. “We do a lot of fundraisers,” Kendzora said. These include auctions, a winter sled demo in January and a “malawalk” in September. Individuals wishing to support an Alaskan Malamute without actually owning one, can sponsor a dog ($20 monthly donation) or help with a spay-neuter (a one-time $100 donation) or microchip sponsor (a one-time donation of $35), according to the IAMRA website. “Even donations of $5, $10 or $15 helps us,” Kral said. Helping these dogs means sharing amazing stories, such as Argonne, who lived three weeks on a golf course and eluded rescue attempts.

Journey, who hailed from Kentucky, went from an emaciated 30 pounds to a healthy 70 under IAMRA’s care. The antsy Mr. Bojangles ran away from his adoptive parents’ home and Kendzora joined the search party. “Even after they’re adopted,” Kendzora said, “we don’t forget about them.” Some of the nine Malamutes in Kral’s life have included Sonny and Beaugeste Snowshoes Carey; they died at 14 and 15 respectively after their hips gave out. Kral currently owns Tara Shorty Kral, Shelah, 13, a blue-eyed Malamute and Izzy, 4, a mix. “We believe she had a [German] shepherd father,” Kral said. “My husband [Frank] fell in love with her. He was dying of cancer at the time and I know it pleased him to have her.” So for owners not minding if their dogs won’t cooperate in fetch but will happily dig up yards, dogs that will abandon their owner for the first person offering a cheeseburger, Kral said, an Alaskan Malamute is a good choice. “They’re not easy to train,” Kral said, “but they’ll keep you laughing and on your toes.” For information, visit www.iamra.org or find Illinois Alaskan Malamute Rescue Association on Facebook.


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Rene Descartes, a French philosopher, mathematician and writer who spent most of his life in the Dutch Republic and died in 1650, said in a lecture, “And now we come to the two operations of our understanding, intuition and deduction, on which alone we have said we must rely in the acquisition of knowledge.” At the bridge table, we gain an understanding of a deal primarily by using deduction – although some players also employ intuition. If you wish to test your deductive powers, cover the West and South hands. The contract is three no-trump. West leads a fourth-highest heart two and declarer calls for dummy’s four. Would you put in the 10 or rise with the king? Why? This is a trap deal for North and South. They have 29 highcard points, but cannot, in theory, make game. However, if any game is going to get through, it is three no-trump. Often, when dummy has the heart queen and East the king-10 over her, it is right for East to play his 10. But not in this instance. If South is permitted to take the first trick with his heart jack, he will then cash four clubs, four diamonds and the spade ace to score up an overtrick. It is right to play the 10 when South has the ace, but is that possible? No! If South had started with ace-low in hearts, he would have called for dummy’s queen, hoping the lead was away from the king. So, East should play his king at the first trick, confident it will win, then return the five, his original fourth-highest. The defenders will run the suit for down one.

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Pregnant wife needs to plan for future support Dear Abby: One of my childhood friends got married at a young age. She’s now expecting and due in a few months. Every day she messages me on Facebook about something else her husband has done to cause her emotional stress. For example, a few weeks ago she found flirtatious erotic messages he had exchanged with another girl. I want to help her because we have been friends for so long. We’re both 19, and I feel I should know how to help her, but since I’ve never been married I don’t know what to say. Any advice? – Friend In Kentucky Dear Friend: What a sad situation.

DEAR ABBY Jeanne Phillips Your friend is married to someone who apparently doesn’t want to be married – and it’s open to question whether he will be much of a parent. If she has family, she should talk to them about this because she may need their help soon. She should also make plans for how she will support herself and the child, because her husband appears to be a flake. Please pass this advice along. And let this be a lesson to you about the importance of achieving independence

before assuming the responsibility of parenthood. Dear Abby: My mother is in her mid-90s. Several of her lifelong friends, widows, still live in their own homes, as she does. However, they no longer drive. A phone call would help them communicate directly with each other about life situations, but it doesn’t seem to happen. Instead of calling and talking to each other, they hear about each other third-hand. Is it typical for the elderly to abandon each other and be so cruel? If so, what could help people communicate better regardless of age? – Concerned Son In Colorado Dear Son: Not everyone in their 90s ages the same way. Some individuals are still

active; others are less so. When seniors stop driving, there can be a tendency for them to become isolated and depressed. Others may be taking medications that affect their memory. A way to help people in your mother’s age group would be to see that they have transportation to a senior center, where they can mingle face-to-face if they wish. I recommend this for your mother and her friends because I’m sure none of them are being deliberately cruel. Dear Abby: I am an addict of Turner Classic Movies and wondered how those handsome actors and beautiful actresses control their libido during passionate love scenes.

Or is there more to it than appears? – Film Buff In Encinitas, Calif. Dear Film Buff: Generally speaking, what an audience sees on the screen isn’t an amorous encounter. Every gesture has been carefully choreographed. There may be a lot more acting than passion involved. (That’s why it’s called acting.) Remember, there is a director and there can be a crew of as many as 30 people standing around. Of course, there are always exceptions – Liz Taylor and Richard Burton would be one of them, and Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie would be another. • Write Dear Abby at www.dearabby.com.

Boost energy with healthy diet and regular exercise Dear Dr. K: Do energy-boosting foods and beverages work? Are they safe? Dear Reader: A multitude of herbs, supplements, soft drinks and so-called energy drinks claim to boost energy. Here’s a look at some of these substances – and whether the evidence supports their claims: • Chromium picolinate is a mineral marketed to build muscle, burn fat and increase energy and athletic performance. Research does not support these claims. • Coenzyme Q10. Studies have shown coenzyme Q10 supplements improve exercise capacity in people with heart disease. The effects in people without heart disease are not clear. • Creatine. There is some evidence creatine can build

ASK DR. K Dr. Anthony Komaroff muscle mass and improve athletic performance requiring short bursts of muscle activity, at least in younger adults. But it does not appear to build muscle in older adults or reduce fatigue in people of any age. • DHEA is touted to boost energy and also prevent cancer, heart disease and infectious disease, among other things. But this hormone has no proven benefits, and it may pose serious health risks. • Ephedra was banned by the Food and Drug Administration in 2004 because of major safety concerns, but it

remains available for sale on the Internet. Ephedra is not safe in any amount. One night years ago I got a call from the emergency room. A patient of mine had fainted, and when she arrived at the ER it became clear she was having dangerous heart rhythms. Shortly after arriving, she started having a very dangerous rhythm, ventricular tachycardia. If she had not been in a medical setting where we could treat her, she could have died. She had no underlying heart disease – but she admitted she had been taking ephedra to boost energy. • Ginkgo biloba does not appear to improve cognition (thinking) in people with Alzheimer’s disease. Regarding memory in people without dementia, the evidence is

mixed. • Ginseng. This relatively safe and popular herb may reduce fatigue and enhance stamina and endurance. It can boost energy without causing a crash, unlike sugar. • Guarana. This herb induces a feeling of energy because it’s a natural source of caffeine. Taken with other caffeinated beverages, however, it could ultimately lower your energy by interfering with sleep. • Vitamin B12. Some doctors give injections of vitamin B12 as energy boosters. But unless you have true B12 deficiency, vitamin B12 treatments are unlikely to boost your energy. Instead of looking to supplements for energy, switch to a healthful diet loaded

with vegetables, fruits, whole grains, nuts, lean protein and unsaturated fats. And exercise more. That’s a much better way to beat an energy shortage. I know some of you may say, “There he goes again: Exercise and a healthy diet are the solution for everything.” But they really do improve well-being. I’ve had many patients who told me, in so many words, “I don’t have enough energy to exercise.” But I pushed them, they started regular exercise, and two to three months later had more energy than they’d had for years. • Write to Dr. Komaroff at www.askdoctork.com or Ask Doctor K, 10 Shattuck St., Second Floor, Boston, MA 02115.

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TODAY - You will interact well with others in the coming months. Pitch in and help organizations in which you believe. You have plenty to offer and will be admired for your contributions. The more you experience this year, the better. Take advantage of whatever comes your way. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) -- If you trust friends with your secrets, you can expect them to blow the whistle. It is best not to depend on others. You can make the most headway if you work alone. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) -- Your energy should be directed into moneymaking ventures. Don’t hesitate to look into career opportunities that allow you to learn on the job. You should use your creativity. ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- Superiors will appreciate your skills, knowledge and expertise. Network with contacts who will introduce you to people in influential positions. Share your ideas. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- Volunteer your services to raise your profile. Contribute what you can, and don’t be shy regarding input, but be discreet about personal matters. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- Don’t expect to get a bargain. Avoid buying anything that you don’t really need. Decisions made in haste will lead to regret. Be cautious while traveling and don’t make promises you cannot keep. CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- You will gain support and assistance if you ask for help. A healthy debate will show your loyalty and dedication and make inroads with people you want to get to know better. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- Travel for business or pleasure in order to make interesting connections. A lasting relationship or business partnership will develop. Make sure you are precise regarding what you have to offer. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- Love and romance are on the rise, and an interesting development will take place with someone you know through work or extracurricular activities. Nurture minor ailments. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) -- Social events will lead to unusual opportunities. Your openness and sophisticated way of dealing with situations will attract someone who has plenty to offer in return. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) -- Look for someone unusual who will inspire you to pursue a lifelong dream. Working with others will encourage you to broaden your horizons and take on challenges. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) -- Travel will lead to adventures, but don’t be surprised if you end up in debt due to unexpected expenses. A friendship may be tested if someone withholds information. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- Domestic problems will surface if you can’t get along with the people you live or deal with daily. Listen to any complaints being made, and be mindful of others’ needs.

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Mokena: 4 rms, near train, nice yrd, city water, half of gar., no pets, STATE OF ILLINOIS $900/mo.+sec., 708-717-5535 COUNTY OF WILL IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT WILL COUNTY, ILLINOIS ELWOOD ~ 3 BEDROOM 1 bath, all appliances, garage. IN THE MATTER OF THE PETITION FOR ADOPTION OF Estate of No pets/smoking, $990/mo. Britaney Faye Hobbs, minor, 815-467-2718 a female child Joliet - 1413 Burry Joliet 6043. CASE NO. 02P721 Tri level 3 bed, room 2 bath, atADOPTION NOTICE tached garage, 1800 square feet, washer and dryer, furnished, one To: Darrin Edward Griffin a/k/a Edblock from public transportation. die Griffin whose last known adAvailable now. 312-203-9998 or dress is 212 Oak Street, Manteno, passaglia@aol.com Illinois, and unknown others of inJOLIET ~ 2415 PECAN ST. terest Take notice that a petition was Newer house, 4 bedroom, 2 bath. Plainfield schools, $1375/mo+sec. filed in the Circuit Court of Twelfth, Available now. 815-325-9128 Will County, Illinois, for the adoption of a child named Britaney Faye LOCKPORT 2 BEDROOM Hobbs: Heat, C/A, appl, pay all util, lndry Now, therefore, unless you Eddie hook-up. $800/mo + sec + ref + credit check, 1 year lease, no Griffin, and all whom it may concern, file your answer to the Petition pets, near metra. 815-886-1316 in said suit or otherwise file your appearance therein, in the said Circuit Court of Will County, at the Joliet Big, Clean, Furn. Room River Valley Justice Center Building at 3208 McDonough Street, in the fridge/micro or stove, Newly City of Joliet, Illinois, on or before renovated, nice wood floors. Laundry, elevator, on bus line. 9:00 on April 28, 2014, a default $95/wk, $412/m 815-726-2000 may be entered against you at any time after that day and a Judgment entered in accordance with the prayer of said Petition. DATED January 22, 2014 PAMELA J. McGUIRE Clerk of the Circuit Court Freddy L. Shapiro, Attorney at Law 218 N. Jefferson St., Suite 401 Chicago, IL 60661 ARDC#2564556

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Hobbs: Now, therefore, unless you Eddie Griffin, and all whom it may concern, file your answer to the Petition in said suit or otherwise file your appearance therein, in the said Circuit Court of Will County, at the River Valley Justice Center Building at 3208 McDonough Street, in the City of Joliet, Illinois, on or before 9:00 on April 28, 2014, a default may be entered against you at any time after that day and a Judgment entered in accordance with the prayer of said Petition. DATED January 22, 2014 PAMELA J. McGUIRE Clerk of the Circuit Court

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PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE OF PERSONAL PROPERTY

Notice is hereby given that the undersigned will sell, to satisfy lien of the owner, at public sale by competitive bidding on Tuesday, February 11th, 2014 at 10:30AM (Published in the Herald-News Jan- at the Extra Space Storage facility uary 27, February 3, 10, 2014. located at: 3481 Mall Loop Drive HN076) Joliet, IL 60431 # 815-254-4283

Freddy L. Shapiro, Attorney at Law 218 N. Jefferson St., Suite 401 Chicago, IL 60661 ARDC#2564556

PUBLIC NOTICE

NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE OF PERSONAL PROPERTY Notice is hereby given that the undersigned will sell, to satisfy lien of the owner, at public sale by competitive bidding on Tuesday, February 11th , 2014 at 10:30 AM at the Extra Space Storage facility located at: 1812 N. Larkin Ave. Crest Hill, IL 60403 815-725-0116 The personal goods stored therein by the following may include, but are not limited to general household, furniture, boxes, clothes, and appliances. Unit 507 Donald Martello Unit 307 Lorrie Marie Hendricks Unit 377 Steve Northrup Unit 583 Robert L Carter Jr Unit 528 Alan Landman Unit 270 Deborah Barajas Unit 391 Candace Ruud Unit 149 Lamar Stewart Unit 171 James Johnson Unit 509 Walter Smart Purchases must be made with cash only and paid at the time of sale. All goods are sold as is and must be removed at the time of purchase. Extra Space Storage reserves the right to refuse any bid. Sale is subject to adjournment.

Located at 16726 W Cherry Creek Ct., Joliet, IL 60433 was registered; that the true or real name or names of the person or persons owning the business, with their respective post office address(es), Is/are as follows: Raquel V. Barraco 13835 W. Illinois Hwy. New Lenox, IL 60451

CONTRACTING Located at 19912 Patricia Lane, Mokena, IL 60448 was registered; that the true or real name or names of the person or persons owning the business, with their respective post office address(es), Is/are as follows: Howard Jon Hughes 19912 Patricia Lane Mokena, IL 60448

CLASSIFIED

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and Official hereunto set my hand and Official Seal at my office in Joliet; Illinois, Seal at my office in Joliet; Illinois, this 30th day of January, 2014. this 8th day of January, 2014. Nancy Schultz Voots Will County Clerk Nancy Schultz Voots Will County Clerk (Published in the Herald-News (Published in the Herald-News Jan- February 3, 10, 17, 2014. uary 27, February 3, 10, 2014. HN097) HN08) BREAKING NEWS available 24/7 at TheHerald-News.com

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JOBS ANNOUNCEMENTS STUFF VEHICLES REAL ESTATE SERVICES

Certificate #28931 was filed in The personal goods stored therein by the following may include, but the office of the County Clerk of Will are not limited to general house- County on January 30, 2014 hold, furniture, boxes, clothes, and where in the business firm of appliances. MIDWEST GENERAL - Unit 120, Thomas Swabowski CONTRACTING - Unit 237E, Robert Schlage - Unit 249, Susan Porter Located at 19912 Patricia Lane, - Unit 250, Susan Porter Mokena, IL 60448 was registered; - Unit 292, Brock Cameron that the true or real name or names - Unit 367, Brock Cameron of the person or persons owning - Unit 580, Alexei Gutierrez the business, with their respective post office address(es), Is/are as Purchases must be made with cash follows: The Herald-News only and paid at the time of sale. Howard Jon Hughes Classified All goods are sold as is and must 19912 Patricia Lane and online at: be removed at the time of pur- Mokena, IL 60448 TheHerald-News.com chase. Extra Space Storage reserves the right to refuse any bid. Sale is IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have subject to adjournment. hereunto set my hand and Official PUBLIC NOTICE Seal at my office in Joliet; Illinois, (Published in the Herald-News Jan- this 30th day of January, 2014. REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS uary 27, February 7, 2014. PURCHASE/DELIVERY OF ROCK SALT HN066) Nancy Schultz Voots VILLAGE Will County Clerk OF ROMEOVILLE, ILLINOIS

PUBLIC NOTICE Certificate #28796 was filed in the office of the County Clerk of Will County on January 10, 2014 where in the business firm of Life's a Peach Cupcakery

Located at 16726 W Cherry Creek Ct., Joliet, IL 60433 was registered; (Published in the Herald-News Jan- that the true or real name or names uary 27, February 3, 2014. of the person or persons owning HN065) the business, with their respective post office address(es), Is/are as Place your Classified ad follows: online 24/7 at: Raquel V. Barraco www.TheHerald-News.com/ 13835 W. Illinois Hwy. PlaceAnAd New Lenox, IL 60451

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Public notice is hereby given that utility line is scheduled for theI month IN clearance WITNESS WHEREOF, have of March, 2014 in the following municipalities, Addison Twp.,hand Adeline, Algonquin hereunto set my and Official Twp., Arlington Heights, Aurora Twp., Aux Sable Twp., Barrington, Bartlett, Bellwood, Seal Berreman at my office in Joliet; Belvidere, Belvidere Twp., Bensenville, Berkeley, Twp., Bloom Twp.,Illinois, Boone th this 8Byron, dayCampton of January, 2014. County, Broadview, Buckeye Twp., Buffalo Grove, Hills, Carol Stream, Carpentersville, Carroll County, Cary, Cedarville, Channahon Twp., Chicago, City of Chicago Heights, City of Crest Hill, City of Joliet, Cook County, Crystal Lake, Cuba Nancy Schultz Voots Twp., Deer Park, Deerfield, Dorr Twp., Downers Grove, Ela Twp., Elgin, Elk Grove, WillForreston, County Clerk Elk Grove Twp., Elmhurst, Elmwood Park, Florence Twp., Forreston Twp., Franklin Park, Freeport, Freeport Twp., German Valley, Gilberts, Glencoe, Glenview, Grafton Twp., Grundy County, Harlem Twp., (Published Harwood Heights, Highland Park, Hillside, in the Herald-News JanHoffman Estates, Huntley, Inverness, Jefferson Daviess County, Joliet2014. Twp., uaryTwp., 27,Jo February 3, 10, Kent Twp., Kildeer, Lake in the Hills, Lake Zurich, Lakewood, Leaf River, Leaf River Twp., Lena, Lima-Brookville Twp., LincolnHN08) Twp., Lockport, Lombard, Loran Twp., Loves Park, Lyden Twp., Machesney Park, Maryland Twp., Maywood, McCullom Lake, McHenry, McHenry Twp., Melrose Park, Mount Morris, Mount Morris Twp., Mount Prospect, Norridge, North Riverside, Northbrook, Northfield, Northfield Twp., Northlake, Nunda Twp., Oak Park, Oakwood Hills, Ogle County, Oneco Twp., Oregon, Oregon-Nachusa Twp., Palatine, Palatine Twp., Park Ridge, Pearl City, Pine Creek Twp., Plainfield Twp., Prairie Grove, Prospect Heights, Ridott Twp., Ringwood, River Forest, River Grove, Riverside, Riverwoods, Rockford, Rockford Twp., Rolling Meadows, Schiller Park, Shannon Twp., Silver Creek Twp., Sleepy Hollow, South Elgin, St Charles, Stephenson County, Sterling, Sterling-Coloma Twp., Stillman Valley, Sugar Grove, Troy Twp., Vernon Hills, Vernon Twp., Village of Channahon, Village of Homewood, Village of McCook, Village of Minooka, Village of Plainfield, Village of Rockdale, Waddams Twp., Warrenville. This work will include tree trimming, tree removal and brush control to clear vegetation away from ComEd electric wires running from pole to pole. This work is necessary because trees interfering with electric lines can cause service outages and safety hazards. Line clearance is not required on all properties in these areas. No line clearance work will be performed on wires running from utility poles to homes or buildings. Maps of the affected areas are on file at local municipal or county offices. All trees requiring maintenance in each area will be addressed during these projects. Property owners may appeal the planned vegetation management activities through ComEd or the Illinois Commerce Commission. If you have questions regarding vegetation management activities, you may call 1-800-EDISON-1 and ask to speak with a Vegetation Management Representative or visit our website at https://www.comed.com/sites/customerservice/Pages/TreesPowerlines.aspx. You may also request a written copy of the dispute resolution process. To contact a Consumer Affairs Officer of the Illinois Commerce Commission, call 1-800-524-0795.

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The Village Romeoville will receive cost proposals for the purchase (Published in of the Herald-News and delivery salt for17, use in2014. five ion exchange softening facilities until February 3, of 10, 4 p.m. local time, Friday, February 10, 2014, at the Village Public HN097) Works Facility, 615 Anderson, Romeoville, IL 60446. The services include the purchase and delivery of 120 to 250 tons of salt per month for five water treatment plants in the Village of Romeoville, located at the addresses in the attached table. Proposal shall include 12 months worth of deliveries starting in March 2014 and ending in February 2015. Salt needs will vary based on Village water usage. Salt shall be industrial-grade mine-run southern rock salt by Cargill, bulk white crystal southern rock salt by Morton, or North American Salt, or equivalent. Product data sheets for salt must be included with cost proposals. Proposals are to be addressed to the Eric Bjork, Interim Public Works Director, Village of Romeoville, 615 Anderson, Romeoville, IL 60446, and shall be marked “ProposalPurchase/Delivery of Rock Salt.� Supporting Request for Proposal Documents may be obtained from Strand Associates, Inc.Ž, 1170 South Houbolt Road, Joliet, IL 60431. Supporting Documents may be examined at the offices of the Village of Romeoville Public Works Facility, 615 Anderson, Romeoville, IL 60446. Interested parties are required to comply with all laws, including those relating to the employment of labor and the payment of the general prevailing rate of hourly wages in the locality in which the work is to be performed for each craft or type of worker or mechanic needed to execute the contract or perform such work, also the general prevailing rate for legal holiday and overtime work (including, but not necessarily limited to 820 ILCS 130/0.01 et seq. the “Prevailing Wage Act�) as ascertained by the Illinois Department of Labor for Will County, Illinois shall be paid for each craft or type of worker needed to execute the contract or to perform such work. If at the time this Contract is executed, or if during the term of this Contract, there is excessive unemployment in Illinois as defined in the employment of Illinois Workers on Public Works Act, 30 ILCS 570-0.01 et seq., as two consecutive months of unemployment exceeding 5%, CONTRACTOR agrees to employ Illinois laborers. An “Illinois laborer� is defined as any person who has resided in Illinois for at least 30 days and intends to become or remain an Illinois resident. The Village of Romeoville reserves the right to reject any or all Proposals, to waive any technicality, and to accept any Proposal which it deems advantageous. All Proposals shall remain subject to acceptance for 85 days after the time set for receiving Proposals. The Strand Associates project manager is Chris J. Ulm P.E., who can be contacted at Strand Associates, Inc.Ž, 1170 South Houbolt Road, Joliet, IL 60431, (815) 744-4200 regarding the project.

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