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Getting ready for Election Day VIEWS Kate Schott Tuesday is Election Day. It’s one of my favorite days of the year in the newsroom, but also one of the most frustrating. It’s one of my favorites because it’s an adrenaline-filled night. We gorge ourselves on pizza while we wait for results to come in, and then rush to get in touch with candidates, update our website and put out a print edition on a tight deadline. It’s one of the most frustrating because eventually, we’ll find out voter turnout. In most places I’ve worked, we’re lucky if a quarter of registered voters cast a ballot in a primary. This time around, we’ve got candidates for sheriff and county board, and some local taxing bodies have referendums, too. There also are seats up for grabs for the General Assembly, statewide offices such as governor, and for Congress. The people who hold these offices make decisions that will affect your life. You should have a say in who they are. I encourage everyone to vote Tuesday (full disclosure: Due to the timing of my move, I cannot vote in this election in Will County. It’s disappointing, but I’m looking forward to November when I can cast my first ballot as a Joliet resident).

It’s a privilege not everyone in the world gets. We also encourage you to visit The Herald-News websites and social media accounts on election night to get results as they roll in. We intend to keep our website, www.theherald-news. com, and our social media accounts, www.facebook. com/jolietheraldnews and @ Joliet_HN on Twitter, updated throughout the evening. Our website also will have a story that will collect any tweets with a certain hashtag, which we plan to include in any tweet we send out. We invite you to add to that by putting #JHNElect with your tweets, and it should appear on the story we’ll have on our website Tuesday. We have big plans for future election coverage: Other Shaw Media papers – like the Daily Chronicle in DeKalb, Kane County Chronicle in St. Charles and Northwest Herald in Crystal Lake – have what we call Election Central. Each publication’s website is a clearinghouse of information about candidates running in races each market cares about. It allows readers learn about candidates on their own time. We didn’t have quite enough time to get that set up for Will County for the primary, so our hope is to have it ready by November’s general election. ••• I’m ridiculously excited that the snow has started to

melt (and am hopeful the snow predicted for Saturday night doesn’t stick around). I haven’t really seen Joliet and Will County when it isn’t covered with snow. It will be nice to see what’s under all the white stuff. Plus, my backyard is slowly revealing itself, and it looks like I have a brick patio back there. I’m already planning my first grill out. ••• I must thank the numerous local residents and organizations who have reached out to me over the past few weeks to welcome me to Joliet and offer suggestions of places to eat, shop or visit. I’ve gotten offers for tours of buildings, museums and the county in general, and invites to meet officials and everyday residents. I made my first visit last week to Thayer’s restaurant (the soup was delicious and Mrs. Thayer introduced me to pretty much everyone in the room) and attended the annual dinner for the Will-Grundy Medical Clinic at the Patrick Haley Mansion (what a gorgeous building). And there are so many more invitations I need to accept. You know how to make a gal feel welcome, and I thank you for that. As always, thank you for reading The Herald-News.

• Kate Schott is editor of The Herald-News and the Morris Daily Herald. She can be reached at or 815-280-4119.

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ON THE COVER Dancers Shayleigh McNichols (center), 7, and Erin Ardaugh, 8, of Keigher Academy of Irish Dance perform Thursday for a senior group at Al’s Steak House in Joliet. See story page 3. Photo by Rob Winner –

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QUICK NEWS New Lenox administrator named principal of Valley View Early Childhood

parent-educator for the program for three years.

BOLINGBROOK – An administrator with an extensive background in early childhood education has been named principal of the Valley View Early Childhood Center for the 2014-15 school year. Jacci Brown, principal of the Cherry Hill Early Childhood Center in New Lenox School District 122, will succeed Donna Nylander, who is retiring at the end of the school year. Brown has been with District 122 since 2008, serving as early childhood coordinator and assistant principal for four years before becoming principal. Before that, she was coordinator for the birth-tothree at-risk pre- kindergarten programs in Matteson Elementary School District 159 for four years and a

Assessment forms coming in Troy SHOREWOOD – Troy Township Assessor Kimberly Anderson has announced that Senior Citizens Assessment Freeze froms will be mailed March 28 to those who have filed for the freeze in previous years. The forms are light purple in color. Those who do not get them in the mail can download the forms from the Will County Supervisor of Assessments at Those who need assistance can also come to the assessor’s office at 25448 S. Seil Road in Shorewood. For more information, call 815-744-5806 or visit

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Irish heritage of St. Patrick’s Day crosses cultures By VIKAAS SHANKER

• Sunday, March 16, 2014

JOLIET – Irish-American Bill Ferguson grew up on the predominately Italian South Side of Joliet in the 1940s and ’50s, but he kept the heritage that his great-grandfather brought from the old country. “We kept the tradition alive. Our whole family has just been very involved in the community and on St. Patrick’s Day,” Ferguson said. Much of the United States will turn green Monday for St. Patrick’s Day, with festivals, drinking, dancing and prayer. The holiday embraces storytelling and having fun with friends and family, all with the backdrop of Irish heritage. St. Patrick’s Day also has its commercial side and a tradition of drinking on the day, which may be what most people associate with the holiday. “It’s much more than that,” Ferguson said, explaining why many Irish flocked to cities after the potato famine and rose through the ranks to become prominent politicians, police and firemen. “In Ireland, St. Patrick’s was religious. Here it was celebrated as having survived and thrived, remembering family and heritage. People were proud of their homeland. Drinking became an offshoot of that.” The inviting nature of the holiday as a celebration of Irish survival, from events such as the 19th century potato famine and freedom from oppression, has led to it being adopted by many ethnicities, especially in Joliet, Ferguson said. “You have to look back at the waves of immigration in this area,” Ferguson said, describing his own upbringing in a multicultural environment as a reason why he celebrates diversity. “First you saw Germans coming into the area, then the Irish, Italians, blacks, and now, there are many Latinos migrating.” Ferguson, a former principal at the old St. Joseph Catholic School in Joliet, is a co-founder and record keeper

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ABOVE: Dancers Erin Ardaugh (from left to right), 8, Sarah Cousins, 12, and Kaitlyn Robertson, 13, of Keigher Academy of Irish Dance perform Thursday for a senior group at Al’s Steak House in Joliet. LEFT: Students from University of St. Francis, including Jack White (front) and Ryan Chen, lead a procession Saturday during a service for the hungry at St. Patrick’s Church in Joliet. Photos by Rob Winner –

for The Irish American Society of County Will. The society focuses on Irish-American heritage and hosts Will County Celtic Fest in the fall. It also gives scholarships for study abroad opportunities to Ireland for high school students. But the group embraces all ethnic diversities, a result of the supportive nature of the Irish and the March holiday, Ferguson said. “Everybody becomes Irish

on St. Patrick’s Day,” Ferguson said.

Saint of hope Formed by Irish immigrants who migrated from the East Coast in the 1830s, Joliet’s St. Patrick’s Catholic Church now caters to a significant Latino population. “It’s changed quite a bit, but the church’s focus doesn’t change,” the Rev. Peter Jankowski said. “We help the local community, the poor and

those in need through faith. St. Patrick’s vision was to get people who were on hard times to turn to faith, to bring hope.” The church holds Mass in English and Spanish, and prints its literature in both languages. It celebrates not just its patron St. Patrick, but the two other Irish patron saints, St. Columba of Iona and St. Brigid of Kildare. The church held a St. Patrick’s Day Mass and dinner March 8, and a non-denomina-

tional prayer and service for the hungry Saturday. Jankowski said the church’s principles are based off the traits exhibited by St. Patrick and his service to Ireland. When St. Patrick was young, he was taken as a slave from Britain to Ireland but escaped. But after his firsthand experience he voluntarily went back to Ireland as a

See ST. PATRICK’S DAY, page 23

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VFW Cantigny honors firefighters, police officers By BRIAN STANLEY

“[Like veterans] there’s another group in uniform that can face danger every day when they need to respond. Because of them we are all safer.” JOLIET – The Veterans of Foreign Wars Cantigny Post issued a special salute last week to police officers and firefighters. Detective Jeff German was named Joliet Police Officer of the Year, Scott Gleim was named Joliet Firefighter of the Year and Lt. Jim Akers was named Will County Sheriff’s Deputy of the Year. “[Like veterans] there’s another group in uniform that can face danger every day when they need to respond,” Post Commander Tony Arellano said. “Because of them we are all safer.”

Tony Arellano Veteran of Foreign Wars Cantigny Post commander

Firefighter Scott Gleim Gleim is a 12-year-veteran assigned to Fire Station 9. He was off-duty last month while attending a wrestling match at Aux Sable Middle School when one of the wrestler’s suffered a broken arm. Gleim stabilized the boy’s left arm before an ambulance arrived, Deputy Chief Ray Randich said. He also assisted setting the splint and IV while “keeping the boy calm while being watched by bleachers full

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Joliet Police Officer of the Year Jeff German (from left), Joliet Firefighter of the Year Scott Gleim and Will County Sheriff’s Deputy of the Year Jim Akers received their awards Thursday from the Veterans of Foreign Wars Cantigny Post. of spectators,” Randich said. “I know in my heart of hearts that on or off-duty, all of my fellow firefighters would’ve done the same thing in the same situation,” Gleim said.

Lt. Jim Akers Sheriff Paul Kaupas said

Akers, who has been a deputy for 23 years, has made several improvements while commanding the department’s SWAT team, the Special Operations Group. Akers arranged for nearly $1.5 million in federal grants to obtain two specialized ve-

hicles and body armor. The sheriff’s department now has a heavy-duty SWAT command vehicle that carries tactical equipment, a 30-foot camera boom and a retractable light tower for crisis situations. Twenty-five percent of the cost was covered by seizure funds while the rest was paid with a Homeland Security grant. The SOG also now has “The Bear” an armored rescue vehicle that “takes about six steps to climb up into,” Kaupas said. The $485,000 machine was completely paid for using federal grants Akers coordinated. “This award is very humbling. Just being put in for it is more emotional than getting

it,” Akers said.

Detective Jeff German German is an 11-year police officer who spent time as a patrol officer and tactical officer before becoming a detective last year. He shared Officer of the Year honors with his former partner Aaron Bandy in 2010. German was assigned 180 cases to investigate last year and completed 110 of them with arrests or referrals to other police departments, Joliet Police Chief Brian Benton said. “Jeff self-initiated a fraud case from a search warrant he’d done as a tactical officer that identified 18 people engaged in a financial conspiracy [that stole] over $425,000 from local banks,” Benton said. “That case resulted in 270 felony counts of financial crimes.” Benton also praised German’s interview skills, which led to identifying a homicide suspect last year. “I played a small part in a lot of these cases,” German said. “Everything I learned is from my father, a former police officer. He showed me how to work hard and be dedicated.”

Fired Plainfield parks worker gets back wages, won’t return to work By VIKAAS SHANKER PLAINFIELD – The fired worker named in a lawsuit against the Plainfield Township Park District will be paid for 16 weeks in back wages but will not return to work. The settlement agreement – made between the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, Council 31, fired maintenance employee Joel Schumaker and the park district – was reached Feb. 13. Details were not revealed; The Herald-News obtained a copy of the settlement through the Freedom of Information Act.

In making the settlement, the park district avoids a ruling by the Illinois Labor Relations Board that had found it guilty of violating state labor laws by terminating Schumaker, who contended he lost his job because of union activity. The agreement implies the ruling is not a victory for either side. “The Parties each deny any and all liability to the other and ... expressly acknowledge that neither party shall be considered a ‘prevailing party,’ ” the agreement states. Schumaker, who worked in maintenance, will receive $8,960, or 16 weeks of wages, according to the agreement.

The park district also will remove all references of discipline from Schumaker’s employee file and treat his departure as a resignation. The agreement means the park district won’t have to comply with an Illinois Labor Relations Board order, which would have forced the park district to reinstate Schumaker, give him back pay of 7 percent interest on wages lost while unemployed, and post notices saying the park district violated state labor laws. The park district agreed to not challenge any claims of unemployment benefits by Schumaker, and will only respond to requests for information about him by giving dates

of employment. Schumaker won’t be entitled to worker’s compensation benefits from the park district. Schumaker and AFSCME agreed to not file any action against the park district related to the charges of labor law violations or discrimination. The agreement also includes a confidentiality clause that prevents AFSCME 31 and Schumaker from disclosing any details or information about the agreement to any third party. A non-disparagement clause prohibits Schumaker from making any adverse comments about the park district. The complaint stated that

employees started unionization efforts in June. On Aug. 15, former Executive Director Garrett Peck and current Executive Director Gene Coldwater interrogated Schumaker and another employee about their involvement with the union and media. The complaint stated that Peck disciplined Schumaker for soliciting an individual to become a member of the union. On Nov. 1, Schumaker was fired. The labor relations board filed a complaint for hearing on Nov. 26, and found the park district guilty of violating state labor laws after the district’s attorney failed to file a response within 15 days.

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Tom Cross’ exit attracts 3 Republicans By VIKAAS SHANKER Three Republicans are vying for the 97th district state representative seat in Tuesday’s primary election. In the Democratic primary, Dennis Grosskopf is running unchallenged. The Republicans are Plainfield businessman Mark Batinick, Shorewood Mayor Rick Chapman and Oswego High School Spanish teacher Amanda Mancke. The three candidates are trying to replicate the success of state Rep. Tom Cross, R-Oswego, who has represented the area since 1993, served as minority leader, and is now running for state treasurer.

Mark Batinick Batinick was raised in Lansing and became a Plainfield resident after graduating from the University of Illinois in 1992. The father of five children started a contracting busi-

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most concerned with bringing back jobs to the economy and increasing funding for disability services. He also Mark Rick Amanda wants to reform Batinick Chapman Mancke worker’s compenPlainfield Shorewood Oswego sation, impose term limits on state offices, and reness right out of college, but transitioned into the real move pensions from all partestate market, and is now a time politicians in the state. ReMax agent. Batinick has been a pre- Rick Chapman Chapman came from a cinct committeemen, unsuccessfully ran for Will County working class neighborhood auditor in 2012, and worked in Buffalo, N.Y. The mayor of on Adam Andrzejewski’s Shorewood served two tours campaign for governor in of duty in Vietnam, working as a naval helicopter crew2010. He also received praise by man in a combat zone during fellow Republicans for help- the war. After four years in the miling orchestrate a Will County Tea Party sweep of local elec- itary, Chapman got his associate degree in fire science tions last year. Batinick, whose wife is a and was hired as an incident special education teacher, is commander for hazardous

materials for Mobile Oil. Chapman has served as mayor of Shorewood for the past 14 years and as a member of the board as a trustee since 1993. He raised three children and now has six grandchildren. Chapman’s main focus as state representative would be to further reform the state pension system and shake up state administration. He vows to reform workman’s compensation, stop state and elected officials’ reliance on special interests, and give more control to local governments.

Amanda Mancke Mancke, an Oswego resident, grew up in Champaign and went to the University of Illinois for her bachelor’s degree. She received a master’s degree at the University of St. Francis.

She started her teaching career at Providence Catholic High School in New Lenox before transferring to Neuqua Valley High School in Naperville, Yorkville High School and Oswego. Mancke took a five-year professional break between jobs to raise two sons. She has been teaching Spanish at Oswego for the past 11 years. Mancke has been active as a volunteer at her children’s school and volunteers for the Illinois Educators’ Association. She ran for Oswego village trustee in 2011 but lost by 17 votes. Bringing good jobs back to Illinois is Mancke’s main focus if she wins the state representative seat. She also vows to shift education funding to the suburbs from Chicago, create a public assistance program for substance abuse, and work on photo identification laws.

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One of the few contested Will County Board races in the Tuesday primary election features a political newcomer trying to unseat one of two incumbents in District 11. Michael “Big Mike” Strick, 51, a small businessman for 20-plus years, is on the ballot alongside Republican board members Suzanne Hart, 48, and Charles “Chuck” Maher, 56. All candidates are from Naperville. No candidates are running in the Democratic primary. The district goes into parts of south Naperville in Will County, as well as DuPage and Wheatland townships. Voters in this Republican race will elect two of the three candidates to be on the November general election ballot, with two county board members representing each district. Strick, who owns two car wash businesses, said he is

with a need for term limits. “We have term limits. It’s called an election,” Hart said, adding that the issue would Suzanne Charles Michael have to be hashed Hart Maher Strick out at the state Naperville Naperville Naperville or national level. “We have a hard running for county board beenough time getting cause he would bring a “new good people to serve on the face” and “new ideas” to board. The learning curve on shake up the status quo. this is huge.” “I feel that if somebody’s been on the board for 15, 20 years, they’re doing things the same,” Strick said. “There’s no changeover, no new ideas coming through. You’re meeting with the same people all the time about the same contracts.” Strick supports term limits and said he would serve only two four-year terms if elected and not take a public pension. Hart and Maher, who were first elected in 2010 and 2002, respectively, both disagreed


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rocket to more than $30 million once appeals, demolition and replacement housing are figured in. Councilmen Terry Morris and John Gerl want the city to take control of the complex, but want to hear more about how the project would be managed.

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Regardless of the options, O’Dekirk said his main concern the lack of a definitive plan. “This is the third time I’ve asked for a plan,” O’Dekirk told the council March 4. “I want to see a specific plan, not platitudes or pie-in-the-sky ideas about federal funding. “The numbers thrown around for Evergreen Terrace are staggering, and there’s never been any definitive plan about how we would pay for this, how we would finance this, or what return we would expect on the money.” Besides Evergreen Terrace, one more iceberg looms large in the months to come: The 2015 mayoral and city council elections. O’Dekirk already has announced plans to challenge Giarrante. It remains to be seen whether the issue will carry over into the election.

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Two Republicans seek to be Grundy County sheriff By JESSICA BOURQUE MORRIS – After March 18, either Ken Briley or Ron Marx will begin a quest to dethrone one of the county’s longest-held Democratic offices – the Grundy County Sheriff’s Department. The sheriff’s seat has been filled by a Democrat for more than 40 years, according to the Grundy County Clerk and Recorder’s office. Briley and Marx are seeking the Republican nomination for the office, which is on Tuesday’s primary ballot. The winner will face Democrat Kevin Callahan in the Nov. 3 General Election. Callahan was appointed sheriff in January 2013 after the death of Terry Marketti. Briley is the director of the Minooka Emergency Management Agency and a full-time officer for Minooka police. He previously served as the warden of Stateville Correctional Center and continues to serve as a part-time officer for the Morris and Coal City police departments. He also worked for 10 years as a fireman in Plainfield. Marx began his career in law enforcement, but switched to firefighting. He is the director of training for the Morris Fire Protection and Ambulance District and a certified

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JOLIET – A Naperville man awaiting trial on drug charges for nearly eight years can keep his current lawyer. Judge Edward Burmilla on Friday denied a motion by Assistant Attorney General John Kedzy to disqualify Charles Bretz from defending Michael R. Vilim, 55. The judge, however, at one point acknowledged a point made by Kedzy that there has been “delay upon delay” in the case. “This case is going into its eighth year on the docket. We really need to wrap this up and get it to trial,” Burmilla said. Kedzy argued that Bretz should be removed because he could be a witness against his client. He also said Vilim could sue his attorney for implicating him in perjury in a motion

submitted last fall. Bretz responded that he was “stunned” Kedzy “would stand before the court with a straight face” and suggest perjury for what amounted to a single word omitted from a written brief. That word was “continued” and would have been used in reference to whether Vilim knew his wife had a sexual relationship with an agent from the Metropolitan Area Narcotics Squad or was continuing to do so during the investigation that led to his arrest. Vilim was arrested in 2006 in Bolingbrook. At the time, he was an investor and trader who also managed a Chicago-area boxer. In January 2008, the Secretary of State permanently banned Vilim from selling securities in Illinois after he took thousands of dollars his clients wanted to invest for his own personal use.

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Sunday • Boy Scout Troop 49 Pancake Breakfast – 7:30 a.m. to noon, at the New Lenox VFW Post 9545, 323 Old Hickory Road. Adults $6, 7 to 12 years and seniors $5, and 6 and under free. • Spaghetti Dinner – noon to 7 p.m. Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church Hall, 205 East Jackson St. Joliet. Fundraiser to Aid Vilaseca Day Care Center. $7 Adults, $3 Kids 10 and under. Dine in/carry out. Call 815-727-1467 to order tickets.

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Monday • Mobile Workforce Center – 9:30 a.m. to noon and from 1 to 3:30 p.m. 300 W. Briarcliff. Fountaindale Public Library in Bolingbrook will host the Mobile Workforce Center. For information, visit • District 202 Kindergarten Registration – Check the website for dates and times at the individual schools. Children must be 5 by Sept. 1. Registration information is posted on the District 202 website Tuesday • The Regional Transit Authority at the Timbers – 6:30 p.m. 1100 N. River Road, Shorewood, at The Timbers of Shorewood. The CTA, PACE, METRA and Ventra Card will be discussed. For information, call 815-609-0669. Wednesday • Joliet Junior College free FAFSA and Scholarship Workshop – 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Main Campus C-Building, Room 2014 to 2017. There will be assistance available for the online FAFSA application process. No appointment is necessary, and English/Spanish translators will be available. • Mobile Workforce Center – 9:30 a.m. to noon and from 1 to 3:30 p.m. 15025 S. Illinois St., Plainfield, Plainfield Public Library will host the Will County Mobile Workforce Center. For information, visit • Workforce Services – 2:30 p.m. 214 N. Ottawa St. fourth floor of the JJC City Center Campus building. Free to Will County residents. For reservations, call 815727-4444 and press “0” or email • University of St. Francis to welcome potential students – 5 to 7 p.m. 500 Wilcox St., Joliet. Transfer open house. RSVP at • Shakespeare’s influence on the role of women and his 450th birthday – 5 p.m. Lewis University, AS-157 of the Academic Building. A screening of “Scotland, PA” will take place at 6 p.m. in AS-158. For information, call Dr. Michael Cunningham at 815-836-5385. • Sustainability Film Series – 6 p.m. Joliet Junior College Main Campus at 1215 Houbolt Road Room T-1001. Students for a Sustainable Future group is hosting a Sustainability Film Series open to the public. Thursday • Kindergarten Round-Up – 4 to 8 p.m., Richland School District 88A in the B-gym. Registration for school year 2014-15. The child must be 5 by Sept. 1 to qualify. Contact Mrs. Kemp at 815-7447288, ext. 2212. • The Community Services of Will County – 8 a.m., at the Joliet Public Library, Catholic Charities and Illinois Veterans, will make a presentation. For information, visit • Canal Corridor dinner lecture – 6 to 9 p.m., Public Landing Restaurant, 200 W. 8th St., Lockport. Jack MacRae presents “The Treaty of Chicago.” Reservations are required. Call 815-220-1848. The cost is $24 for CCA members and $29 for nonmembers. • The Pope Francis impact – 2 p.m., Lewis University, St. Charles Borromeo Center Chapel. The Francis Revolution: Taking Stock of the New Pope at the One-Year Mark” will be presented by John Allen Jr. The event is free of charge and open to the public. For information or group reservations, email or call 815-836-5786. • Mobile Workforce Center – 9:30 a.m. to noon and from 1 to 3 p.m. at Wilmington City Hall, 1165 S. Water St., Wilmington. For information, visit • Workforce Services – 2 p.m.. 214 N. Ottawa St. fourth floor of the JJC City Center Campus building. Free to Will County residents. Workshops last about an hour. For reservations, call 815727-4444 and press “0” or email • Pond Workshop – 6 to 8 p.m. at the The Will/South Cook Soil and Water Conservation District Office 1201 S. Gougar Road, New Lenox. Illinois Department

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Celtic dance During times of English occupation, Irish dissidents danced in protest in pubs in such a way that it looked like they were just standing when soldiers looked through the windows. That’s a theory Keigher Academy of Irish Dance co-owner Holly McNichols has heard about how Irish dance evolved into its own unique style. “Biggest thing you notice with Irish dance is usually you have your arms down unless you group dance,” McNichols said. “Dancing was really just older men in the pubs. Women never really danced at all. At one point it kind of trickled in and now there tends to be more women and the kids.” The academy in Joliet teaches students soft-shoe dances such as jigs, reels and the slip jig, as well as hardshoe dances such as hornpipe and treble jigs. Their students range from ages 4 to adult. “The soft-shoe dances are more like ballet while hard-shoe ones are like tap,” McNichols said. “The dances are really based on the music. Different schools teach different choreography.” The dance academy performs at several Irish and non-Irish themed events and locations in Will County since it opened in 1999. Academy members are scheduled to perform in Sunday’s Plainfield Irish Parade. “When we opened in the Joliet area, it didn’t seem like a huge Irish town,” McNichols said, adding that the growth of areas like Plainfield and the Broadway shows “Lord of the Dance” and “Riverdance” encouraged Irish dance. “When these shows came out, it didn’t become just an Irish thing. It is really neat for everybody of different cultures.”

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laugh and loving care to all. an amazing woman who touched Mass of Christian Burial will be many lives with her spirituality, held at 10:00 am on Monday, March artistic talents and adventurous 17, 2014, at St. Maria Goretti spirit. Born: Feb. 20, 1960; in Chicago Catholic Church, 17102 Springmill Survived by her husband of 58 Heights, IL Road, in Westfield, Father Kevin years John Brogan; three children Died: March 13, 2014; in Westfirld, Anne (Trevor) Regan, John (Deanna) Haines will officiate. Visitation will IN be from 2:00 pm to 7:00 pm on and Mark Brogan; six cherished Sunday, March 16, 2014, at Randall grandchildren also survive. In lieu of John Bates, 54, of flowers, memorials to St. Jude Westfield, IN, passed & Roberts Funeral Center, 1685 Westfield Road, in Noblesville. Burial Children's Research Hospital P.O. away Thursday, BOX 1000 Dept 142, Memphis TN., March 13, 2014, after will be at Our Lady of Peace Cemetery in Indianapolis. 38148-0142. a courageous 3 year In lieu of flowers, memorial A Memorial Mass Celebrating battle with cancer. contributions may be made to St. Beulah's life will be held, at John was born in 11:00am, Monday, March 17, 2014, Chicago Heights, IL, Theodore Guerin High School, 15300 Gray Rd., Noblesville, IN at St. Dennis Church, 1214 S on February 20, 1960. He was 46062. Hamilton St, Lockport, IL 60441. valedictorian of Joliet West High Condolences: Friends may sign the online guest School in 1978. John went on to book by logging onto: graduate with highest honors from the University of Notre Dame in Arrangements have been made 1982, and from Northwestern under the direction and care of University Medical School in 1986. BEULAH M. “B” BROGAN O'Neil Funeral Home, 1105 E. 9th St., He completed his residency at Lockport. 815-838-5010 (NEE: ROBY) University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, and a cardiology fellowship at Indiana University. John began his cardiology career at Beulah M. “B” Brogan (Nee: Roby) Indiana University, later joining the Age 81, late of Crest Hill, passed Care Group and St. Vincent's peacefully Thursday, March 13, Health. 2014 surrounded by her loving John was a loving father and family. Born in Chicago, lifelong devoted husband. He had a strong area resident. Member of St. Dennis Catholic faith and drew great joy Church, Lockport. Beulah was a and comfort from his parish, St. loving wife, mother, grandmother Maria Goretti. John was active as a and dear friend to many. She was 28 •• Continued on page 20 coach and an enthusiastic supporter of all his children's endeavors. He touched the lives of many patients and coworkers with his calm, quiet demeanor and high level of care. John loved Notre Dame and its sports teams, EDWARD L. SHELTON especially football. John is survived by his loving wife March 16, 1937 - July 2, 2003 of 28 years, Ann (Schoenherr); Not just on your birthday daughter Carolyn Rose; and sons John William (Will) and Henry But each day of every year. Joseph (Hank). John is also survived Our hearts still ache from losing you by his parents John and Ann How we wish that you were here! (DiMonte) Bates of Joliet, IL; brother Joe (Leanne) Bates; and sister We love and miss you Ed! Mariann (Steven) Wafer; as well as numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, Your“Sally”Mary Shelton nieces, nephews, sisters-in-law and & Son, Jerry Shelton brothers-in-law. He will be remembered by family and friends for his wisdom, strength of character, warm smile, strong


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of law with his father and brother. Jim was a member of the Will Born: Aug. 23, 1944; in Carlinville, IL County Bar Association, Illinois Died: March 11, 2014; in State Bar Association, Joliet Send information to obits@ Shorewood Exchange Club, and former member or call and President of the Joliet Park 877-264-2527. Paul O. Brown, age District Foundation. He created and 69. At rest Tuesday, coached the successful Joliet J's Most obituaries appear March 11, 2014, at girls softball team for numerous online. To leave a message of his home in years. He was an assistant softball condolence in the online guest Shorewood, coach at Joliet Township where he book, go to theherald-news. surrounded by his helped coach the 2000 girls state com/obits devoted family. softball championship team. He was Born August 23, presently an assistant coach for the 1944, in Carlinville, varsity softball team at Joliet West. IL, he was a He was a mentor to his son, Danny, graduate of in baseball, football, and wrestling. Carlinville High He coached St. Joe's Baseball, the School and attended Joliet Lightning, and the Channahon Parks College of Excavators. He presently played Aviation in St. Louis. He was a U.S. senior softball throughout the Army veteran, serving in Vietnam, country and Joliet Park District where he flew with the Special softball. Jim was part owner of Aux Forces. Sable Farms (The Property) where Paul worked as a commercial pilot he spent many enjoyable hours for many years for the former hunting, fishing, and relaxing time Midway Airlines. He had his flight with his family. Jim was a diehard JAMES R. BRUMUND instructor rating and directed the Sox and Bears fan. Jim was a loving Flight School at Lewis University James R. Brumund, and devoted husband, father, son, where he also taught flying. He brother, brother-in-law, uncle, age 65, entered retired from Lemont High School attorney, coach, and friend. eternal life on where he worked as a maintenance Although law was his livelihood, Wednesday, March engineer following his career in sports was his passion. 12, 2014 with his aviation. Member of the Harwood In lieu of flowers, donations may loving family by his Post #5 American Legion past be made in Jim's name to The Joliet side. commander. Area Community Hospice or to be Jim is survived by his beloved Flying was his life but he also was used according to the family's wife, Connie; loving children, Kelly very outgoing and very active. He wishes towards sports in the Joliet (Tim) Daly, Danny; future loved dancing, exercising, and spending time in Florida. He will be granddaughter, Jaycee James Daly; community. A Celebration of Jim's life will remembered as a loving husband, a brothers, Honorable Judge Robert begin on Monday, March 17, 2014, (Karen) and Dr. Thomas (Kaye) devoted dad and a cherished with a visitation from 10:00 a.m. grandfather who was always willing Brumund; sisters-in-law, Judy (Tom) until the time of funeral service to Lass and Jan (Jim) Ryan; brother-into help anyone who called on him. be held at 11:00 a.m in the funeral Survived by his beloved wife of 41 law, Greg (Jackie) Akin; also home chapel. Interment to follow at survived by numerous nieces, years, Kathleen (nee McGowan) Woodlawn Memorial Park . nephews, and cousins, as well as Brown; two sons, Paul Brown of Visitation will be on Sunday, March his devoted dog, J.J. Shorewood and Brian (Bethanie) 16, 2014, from 1:00 p.m. until 7:00 Preceded in death by his parents, Brown of Shorewood; two p.m. at Tezak Funeral Home, 1211 grandchildren, Chandler Brown and Paul F. and Carolyn Brumund; sister, Plainfield Road, Joliet, IL 60435. Paula Brumund; and father-in-law Nora Brown; six brothers; three Obituary and Tribute Wall for sisters; many nieces and nephews; and mother-in-law, Paul and Maxine James R. Brumund at Akin. and his faithful buddy, Barkley. or for Jim attended Arizona State Preceded in death by his parents, information, 815-722-0524. University on a baseball Melvin and Mary Jane Brown; and scholarship, and was an Augustana one sister in infancy. Funeral Services for Paul O. Brown College graduate. He graduated from Northern Illinois University will be Monday, March 17, 2014 at Law School. He started his practice 9:15 a.m. from the Fred C. Dames Funeral Home, 3200 Black at Essington Rds., Joliet to Holy Family Catholic Church for Mass at 10:00 Clarence Butch Williams a.m. Interment Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery. Memorials in his 11-28-1941 – 3-10-2011 name to Joliet Area Community Hospice would be appreciated. Remembering you on Visitation Sunday 2:00-7:00 p.m. at this day the funeral home. It has been 3 years since For information: 815-741-5500 or


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CRAIG LANE GOTTWALD Craig Lane Gottwald, 59, passed away on October 22, 2013, in Crest Hill, Illinois. He was born in Denver, Colorado. He was the son of Constance Rybicki Gottwald and Warren L.

Gottwald. Craig was a graduate of Plainfield High School. He attended Joliet Junior College and DeVry University. He was employed as a computer technician. He enjoyed hiking and observing nature in his surroundings. Craig is preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Keith. Burial at Clarendon Hills Cemetery, Darien, IL.

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Gunter. Debbie was an avid Bingo player and loved taking trips to the casino. She enjoyed reading books and watching classical movies, especially Westerns and Musicals. Debbie enjoyed family gatherings spent around the dinner table to share good meals, conversation, and a great game of UNO. For Christmas, Debbie was in charge of baking her delicious cookies and cakes for family and friends. God blessed us with the best wife, mother, sister, aunt, and friend that we could have asked for. In lieu of flowers, donations to the family would be greatly appreciated. Funeral Services for Debbie will begin on Tuesday, March 18, 2014, with a Visitation from 3:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. A chapel service will be held at 8:00 p.m. at Tezak Funeral Home, 1211 Plainfield Road, Joliet, IL 60435. Per Debbie's wishes cremation rites will be accorded. Obituary and Tribute Wall for Debra Ann Gunter at or for information, 815-722-0524. Arrangements entrusted to:


Ladies Association, former teacher's aid at St. Dennis School and Early Achievement Center in Joliet. Funeral services for Roslyn M. Hylek will be Tuesday, March 18, 2014, at 9:45 a.m. From Tezak Funeral Home, 1211 Plainfield Rd., Joliet, to St. John Vianney Catholic Church in Lockport for 10:30 a.m. Mass of Christian burial. Interment S.S. Cyril and Methodius Cemetery, Joliet. Visitation Monday 3:00 to 8:00 p.m. Pisut Funeral Services in charge of arrangements. 815-722-0998

RAYMOND J. KARSTENS Born: April 10, 1914; in Lockport Died: March 10, 2014; Lemont

A lifelong resident of Lockport, Raymond J. Karstens passed away on Monday, March 10, 2014, at the Lemont Rehabilitation Center exactly one month short of his 100th birthday. The son of John & Frances (Dollinger) Karstens, Ray was born April 10, 1914. He was a 1931 graduate of Lockport Township High School. On October 15, 1955, Ray and Phyllis Bolattino were united in marriage at St. Dennis Church, Lockport. Ray served in the US Navy during WWII in the Pacific Anton J. Grate Fleet. A Navy veteran, he flew with "Tony", age 89, at ROSLYN M. HYLEK Air Group 6 as a gunner and a rest Monday, March torpedo bomber. He was a Life 10, 2014 at the member of VFW Post 5288, former Roslyn M. Hylek, Lakewood Nursing (Nedelsky) 82 years, member of Local 201- Mechanics and Rehabilitation Union, Life member of the Tail-hook Friday, March 14, Center in Plainfield, 2014, at Our Lady of association, member of the USS with his beloved Hancock Association, and Lifelong Angels wife by his side. member of St. Dennis Church, Survived by her Born in Joliet to Lockport and the St. Dennis Men's 62 loving husband of DEBRA ANN GUNTER the late John and Club. years, Thaddeus “Ted”, one son, Mary (nee Pavesich) Ray was preceded by his parents, Jeffrey (Cindy) Hylek, 4 daughters, Debra Ann Gunter Grzetich, Sr., he was wife Phyllis (12/24/2002) and Michelle Hylek, Deborah (Jack (nee Pelton), age 57, a lifelong resident. A WWII U.S. Warner) Hylek, Christine (Matthew) brother Earl Karstens, all of passed Army veteran, serving under the Lockport. Also preceded by Forneris, Lisa (Richard) Kuban. 8 unexpectedly on command of General George grandchildren, Stephanie, Kristin & brothers-in law Joseph (Margaret) Thursday, March 13, Patton, he was the recipient of the Bolattino and Ludwig “Vic” Bollero, Michael Hylek, Amanda Grace & American Theater Service medal, 2014, with her loving Renee Forneris, Alexander, Amelia and Sisters-in-law Angela and Mary Good Conduct medal, and the family by her side. Bollattino. “Mia” & Nicholas Kuban. 4 sisters, Debbie is survived by her beloved European-African Middle Eastern Ray is survived by nephew Rolin Jeanne Nedelsky, Mary Ann (Hal) husband of 37 years, Earl Carl Service medal. Owner/operator of (Patty) Bolattino, niece Donna Henry, Valerie (Mike) Rubler & Grate Signs, Inc. Throughout his life, Gunter; loving children Jason Gunter Carol (Frank) Mellen. Numerous Keenan and sister-in law Veronica Tony had always been an "idea" and Nicole Harris (nee Gunter); nieces, nephews, cousins & special Bollero. person and an inventor. In addition sister, Tina Castillo; also survived by friends. A very special thank you to to Grate Signs, Tony has owned, numerous nieces, nephews, greatPreceded in death by her parents, neighbor, friend and caretaker Dan operated and/or been involved with nieces, great-nephews, and (Karen) Marchio for the years of Sophia & Michael Nedelsky, one cousins. many other successful business assistance. brother, Lt. Michael Nedelsky, Jr. ventures. Tony holds six U.S. Preceded in death by her parents, A Memorial Mass for Raymond J. Born in Joliet, resident of Lockport patents. Tony was well known for Henry “Hank” and Annabelle (nee Karstens will be Tuesday, March 18 for 60 years. Member of St. John Johnson) Pelton; brother, Michael L. his good nature, and his jokes. He Vianney Catholic Church in Lockport at 10:00 am at St. Dennis Church, Pelton; great-nephew, Keith had always been extremely Lockport. Interment will follow at & Eucharistic Minister. She was generous with his time and Michael “Buzzy” Pelton; nephew, Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery devoted to Divine Mercy and resources and was always willing to Shawn Gunter; and niece, Heather leading her church family in prayer. at 12:30 pm with full Military Gunter. help others. Tony was much loved Honors. In keeping with his wishes, Loving wife, mother and grand by his family and dear friends. He Debbie was an avid Bingo player cremation rites have been mother who cherished her family was an avid traveler. and loved taking trips to the casino. traditions. accorded. In lieu of flowers, Surviving are his loving wife of 43 She enjoyed reading books and donations may be made to St. Member of 1st Catholic Slovak years, Sue Hartsell) Grate of adwatching To (nee place a classified in the classical Heraldmovies, News, Ladies Association, former teacher's Dennis Church, Lockport. Cremation Joliet; his daughter, Cheryl (Patrick) especially Westerns and Musicals. Society of Illinois is handling the aid at St. Dennis School and Early call(Randy) 877-264-2527. Baron; stepdaughter, Debra Debbie enjoyed family gatherings arrangements. Achievement Center in Joliet. spent around the dinner table to Peterson of Plainfield; three Funeral services for Roslyn M. grandchildren, Nicole Peterson, share good meals, conversation,


Born: Aug. 16, 1926; in Chelsea, OK Died: March 8, 2014; in Plano, TX Wanda Lee King (nee Peters), age 87. Resident of Joliet, passed away Saturday, March 8, 2014, at the Baylor Medical Center of Plano in Plano, TX. She was born in Chelsea, OK, to the late Harvey and Grace Peters on August 16, 1926. After graduating from high school, she attended Tulsa Business School. She then worked as an administrative assistant and bookkeeper for the owner of a small company in Coffeyville, Kansas. In 1950, she married Arthur (Sonny) King. For a period during the Korean War while Sonny was stationed overseas, Wanda lived in Lawrence, Kansas. In 1957, Wanda and Sonny moved to Joliet and made a home for themselves and their two children, Cynthia (nee King) Pruett and Kent King. During her children's school years, Wanda served as secretary of the PTA. She was also an active member of Joliet Chapter of Eastern Star and volunteered for local charity organizations. Wanda enjoyed reading, cooking, knitting, crocheting and crossword puzzles. She lived in her own home until last May, and after recovering from a fall, she moved to Dallas where she lived with her daughter until her death. Preceded in death by her parents; husband; and sister, Hilda Binyon. Survived by her daughter, Cynthia (Jeff) Pruett; son, Kent (Gail) King; and grandchildren, Tyler and Paul (Jake) Pruett. Wanda Lee King was the perfect definition of a loving mother and lady in all situations. She will be greatly missed and fondly remembered by her family and all who knew her. Funeral Services for Wanda Lee King will be held on Monday, March 17, 2014, at 10:30 a.m. at the Fred C. Dames Funeral Home, 3200 Black at Essington Rds., Joliet. Interment will follow at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood, IL. Visitation Sunday 4:00-6:00 p.m. at the funeral home. For information: (815) 741-5500 or

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help others. Tony was much loved by his family and dear friends. He was an avid traveler. Surviving are his loving wife of 43 WARREN LOUIS years, Sue (nee Hartsell) Grate of GOTTWALD Joliet; his daughter, Cheryl (Patrick) Born: Sept. 1, 1929; in Oconto Falls, Baron; stepdaughter, Debra (Randy) Wisc. Peterson of Plainfield; three Died: Jan. 11, 2013; in Las Vegas, grandchildren, Nicole Peterson, Nev. Alexandra Benigni and Trevor Peterson; two sisters, Catherine and Warren Louis Margaret Grzetich both of Crest Hill; Gottwald, 83, of Sun his Godson, Brandon Hartsell of City West, Arizona, Mooresville, N.C.; and numerous passed away on nieces and nephews. January 11, 2013. He Preceded in death by his parents; was born in Oconto four brothers, John Jr., Nicholas, Falls, Wisconsin, on September 1, Joseph and Edward Grzetich. 1929, to Lydia Pial Gottwald and The family would like to extend Louis Gottwald. their sincere gratitude to the staff Warren graduated from Hinsdale of Joliet Area Community Hospice High school and Governor's State and Lakewood Nursing and Rehab University. He was employed by Center for all their kind and Siemens before his retirement. compassionate care. Warren spent four years in the U.S. Funeral Services for Tony Grate Navy. He was a member of Elk's will be held on Monday, March 17, Lodge 2559 of Sun City, Arizona; a 2014 at 9:15 a.m. from the Fred C. member of the Royal Order of the Dames Funeral Home, 3200 Black at Moose in Bellwood, Illinois and Essington Rds., Joliet to St. Paul the Show Low, Arizona; and a member Apostle Catholic Church for Mass at of the Arizona Sport Schuetzen 10:00 a.m. Interment Abraham Gilde. He was an avid traveler and Lincoln National Cemetery. In lieu of had traveled to all seven continents. flowers, memorials in his name to Joliet Area Community Hospice or St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church would be appreciated. Visitation ANTON J. GRATE Sunday 2-8 p.m. at the funeral Born: in Joliet home. For more information: 815Died: March 10, 2014; in Plainfield 741-5500 or

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KEVIN L. KURZE Kevin L. Kurze, age 52, entered eternal life Wednesday, March 5, 2014, at his home due to a heart illness. Kevin is survived by his beloved mother, Eleanor Kurze; loving brothers, Ken and Kurt (Amanda (nee Calabrese) Kurze; loving sister, Kathleen Kurze; two nephews, Kurt Jr. and Edward Joseph Kurze. Preceded in death by his father, Edward Joseph Kurze; and aunt, Rosemarie Piorunski. Kevin was a special man and loved by many. He will be sorely missed. Till we meet again, brother. A Celebration of Kevin's life will be held in July at Kurt Kurze's residence. For information call Tezak Funeral Home, 815-722-0534. Per Kevin's wishes cremations rites have been accorded. There will be no visitation or services at the funeral home. Obituary and Tribute Wall for Kevin L. Kurze at Arrangements entrusted to:

DAVID A. MACHTEMES Age 67, of Frankfort, passed away peacefully on Friday, March 14th, 2014, at his home in Frankfort with his family at his side. Beloved brother of Barbara Koning; loving uncle of Jennifer (Steve) Weber and David (Diane) Koning; and cherished great uncle of Hanna, Haley, Trent, and Meghan; he was also survived by many dear aunts, uncles, and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents Joseph J. and Patricia A. Machtemes nee Tyler. Family will receive friends at Kurtz Memorial Chapel, 65 Old Frankfort Way, Frankfort, IL 60423, Sunday, March 16th, 2014, from 2:00 to 7:00 PM. Funeral service Monday, March 17th, 2014, with chapel prayers at 9:15 AM to St. Mary Catholic Church in Mokena for a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 AM. Interment St. Mary Cemetery, Mokena, IL. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Cancer Support Center, 19150 Wolf Rd., Mokena, IL 60448 or charity of your choice appreciated. For information or 815-806-2225.

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Center following a courageous battle with cancer with her family by her side. Born in Joliet to the late William and Rita (nee McChesney) Hutter, she was a lifelong resident. Retired after many years of service as a supervisor with Vandenburg Foods. Formerly employed by John Bays. Carol loved the outdoors, the Wisconsin Dells, Joliet Raiders Football, as well as her beloved Dallas Cowboys. She was a devoted animal lover, an enthusiastic supporter of the ASPCA, PETA, Save the Wildlife, the LEO A. MICHUDA Crane Foundation and Save the Elephant Foundation. She was loved Leo A. Michuda, and respected by many and will be age 79. Longtime sadly missed. Frankfort resident Survived by her loving husband, formerly of Nicholas Noyola Sr.; children, Chicago's West Nicholas "Joey" (Katie) Noyola Jr. Pullman area. Retired President of and their children, Grace Bullifin and Nolan "NoNo" Noyola; Debra (Mark) Michuda Phipps, Rick (Kim) Frausto Jr., Construction Inc., a construction Victoria (Angel) Lopez, Belinda firm founded by his grandfather in 1919, and now in its 4th generation Noyola, Andrea (Andie) Sandoval and operated by his sons. A concert and Melissa Sturdivant; violinist and engineer, Leo was two- grandchildren, Joshua Jones, Amanda (Kenny) Wallace, Kris time graduate of the University of Frausto, Bob (Rachel Isberg) Notre Dame, and The Juilliard Frausto, Nicole (Bill) Brinkman, School of Music. Husband for 54 years of Anne nee Dana (Chris Kuk) Ramirez, Travis Frausto, Alicia Frausto, Nicholas Perillo. Father of Mark (Brenda) Frausto, Zach (Mari) Ritsos, Erica Michuda, Josef (Kristin) Michuda, Farmer, Jacob Farmer, Tara (Nick) and Marie (Joseph) D'Ortenzio. Gray, Michael Montello, Kayla Grandfather of Antony, Mimi, Noyola, Cody Norman, Jeremy Timothy, Nicolas, Jay and Jacqui Sandoval, Jonathon Sandoval, Alita Michuda, Alex and Anmarie Stukel, Alexander Fleming, Vann D'Ortenzio. Son of the late Susan Sturdivant and Noah Sturdivant; nee Krotiak and Leo Michuda Jr. great-grandchildren, Jared Haney, Brother of Catherine Marie (John) Kozak, Maryanne (Dr. Leo) Lim and Peyton Jones, Julia Jones, Austin Wallace, Annalyse Wallace, Riley the late Loretta Michuda. Beloved Wallace, Kameron Frausto, Karlee uncle and dear friend of many. Frausto, Delaney Frausto, Sophia Resting at Panozzo Bros. Funeral Home, 530 W. 14th St (US Rt. 30, 3 Montello, Olivia Montello and Isabel Ortega-Farmer; her siblings, Blks E. of Western Ave) Chicago Suzanne Marcus, Michael (Sandra) Heights on Tuesday, March 18th Hutter and Kathy (Mike) Cook. from 2:00 PM to 9:00 PM. Funeral Preceded by her parents; and her Wednesday morning March 19th, son, Gary Frausto. chapel prayers 9:15 AM departing to Funeral Services for Carol F. St. Anthony Church, 7659 W. Sauk Noyola will be held Tuesday, March Trail Ave, Frankfort. Mass 10:00 AM. 18, 2014, at 9:15 a.m. from the Fred Internment Holy Sepulchre C. Dames Funeral Home, 3200 Black Cemetery, Worth. 708-481-9230. at Essington Rds., Joliet to St. Patrick Catholic Church for a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated CAROL F. NOYOLA at 10:00 a.m. Interment Woodlawn Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, Carol F. Noyola memorials in her name to the (nee Hutter), age 71. American Cancer Society would be Peacefully Tuesday, appreciated. Visitation Monday March 11, 2014, at 2:00-8:00 p.m. Presence Saint For information, (815) 741-5500 or Joseph Medical Center following a courageous battle with cancer with her family by her side. Born in Joliet to the late William and Rita (nee McChesney) Hutter, she was a lifelong resident. Retired after many years of service as a supervisor with Vandenburg Foods. Formerly employed by communi John Bays. Carol loved ty photo post the outdoors, the Wisconsin Dells, Joliet Raiders Football, as well as her beloved Dallas Cowboys. She was a devoted animal lover, an enthusiastic supporter of the ASPCA, PETA, Save the Wildlife, the

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their sincere appreciation to Tiphany, Vicky and Toni for the loving care given to George while GEORGE HARRY QUAST he lived at Symphony Nursing Born: June 17, 1927; in Stewardson, IL Center, Joliet, as well as the entire staff at Joliet Area Community Died: March 14, 2014; in Joliet Hospice. Visitation will be Wednesday, George Harry March 19, 4:00 until 8:00 PM at the Quast, a resident of Overman-Jones Funeral Home & Plainfield, IL, since Cremation Services, Plainfield. 1958, passed away Funeral Services will be held on on March 14, 2014, Thursday, March 20, 11:00 AM at at the Joliet Area Community the funeral home chapel. Interment Hospice Home. He was born on June with military honors will follow at 17, 1927 in Stewardson, IL. the Plainfield Township Cemetery. George is survived by his devoted For info 815-436-9221 or wife of 64 years, Betty; his loving children, Richard (Debra) Quast of Plainfield, IL, Vicki (Barry) Hafenrichter of Oswego, IL, Ronald (Robbin) Quast of Plainfield, IL, Sally Sullivan of Plainfield, IL, William (Mary) Quast of Plainfield, IL; his cherished grandchildren, Brian (Tania) Peeler, Maggie Quast, Brad Hafenrichter, Amy (Brahm) Taylor, Shelly Quast, Ronald (Brianne) Quast, Jr., Courtney (Rick) Swolley, BRUNO M. SAUCUNAS Timothy (fiancé Brittany Turner) Born: January 12, 1921 Sullivan, Jr., Zach Lawhead, Anthony Died: March 13, 2014 Vance, Steven Quast, Erica Ortega; his adored great-grandchildren, Bruno M. Natasha Daum, Payton and Ava Saucunas, 93 of Quast, Kayla and Ricky Swolley and Lemont, formerly of the soon-to-be born Baby Girl Chicago, entered Taylor; his dear sister, Dorothy (the into eternal rest on late William) Camic of Windsor, IL; March 13, 2014, when he was his brothers-in-law, William reunited with his beloved wife (Margaret) and John (Glenda) Marjorie (nee Meeker) SmithSwank; as well as numerous nieces Saucunas, his loving son Thomas andnephews. (Marilyn) Smith, precious grandson Preceded in death by his Stephen Smith, proud parents daughter, Lori Quast; his greatNapolean and Salome and fond granddaughter, Amelia Peeler; his sister Jeanne (the late Walter) parents, William and Velpoe Quast; Sellman. his twin-sister, Georgia Quast; his Many cherished and happy brothers, Wilbert, Herbert, Charles memories will be remembered by and Harold Quast; his sisters, Leona the survivors, his loving son William Brandt and Louise Rohlf. (Sandy) Smith, his loving daughterGeorge proudly served in the US in -law Marilyn (the late Thomas) Navy during World War II. He retired Smith; his treasured grandsons Bill, from Caterpillar in Aurora, IL after 31 years of loyal service. He was a long Derek, Jason (Jessie), Tom (Darlene) and Tim Smith and time member of Local #145 and granddaughter Tammy Lisk; nine served as the Union Steward for many years. Throughout his career great-grandchildren and one greatgreat-grandchild; his loving sister at CAT, George also worked partAgnes (the late Dominick) Yocius time for Sam Clegg Nursery and and many loving and caring nieces Taylor Auto Supply. His favorite and nephews. part-time job was running Rich's Bruno was a WW II Army Veteran Bait Shop, Plainfield and he will and a member of the Teamsters. He surely be remembered by many and his wife enjoyed their antique local fishermen. He was also a business “Mar-Bru” in Orland Park, member of the Tiger Club, Aurora IL. And shelling the beaches on and the American Legion, Sanibel Island. Stewardson, IL. George enjoyed Visitation Monday, March 17 from playing cards with friends and 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. At St. Alphonsus family or trying his luck at the Church 210 E. Logan St., Lemont. casino. Most of all, George Funeral Mass to follow at 11:00 a.m. treasured spending time with his Interment St. Casimir Cemetery, grandchildren and greatChicago. grandchildren and being their Arrangements entrusted to Grampa. Gerharz-Cappetta Funeral Home, The family would like to extend Lemont. Info 630-257-2123 or their sincere appreciation to Tiphany, Vicky and Toni for the loving care given to George while he lived at Symphony Nursing Center, Joliet, as well as the entire › Continued on page 31 staff at Joliet Area Community Hospice.


Ava Merrill (Larson) Schroeder, age 92 of Plainfield, IL at rest peacefully Thursday, March 13, 2014 at her home with her family at her side. Ava was born August 29, 1921, to Elmer T. Larson and Cynthia Alice McCuen Larson in Havelock, Nebraska. The family moved to Plano, Illinois in 1926. Ava graduated from Plano High School in 1939, receiving a four-year scholarship to Northern Illinois State Teachers College. Ava married George William Schroeder October 16, 1943. Ava is survived by five daughters and one son: Karen Louise (Daniel) Bodner of Plainfield, Linda Kay Schroeder of Plainfield, Diann Merrill Schroeder of Joliet, Mary Lynn (Skip) McFadden of Tempe, Arizona, Rebecca (Andy Sgrignoli) Schroeder of Spring Green, Wisconsin, and George (Kristine) Schroeder Jr of St. Germain, Wisconsin. Ava has nine grandchildren: Catherine (Pete) Plauck, Bernadette (Jeff) Mueller, Krysta (Brian) Ricker, Timothy Bodner, Dana (Megan) Browning, Laura (Mark) Hatfield, Ryan (Ashley) McFadden, Erin (Christina) Isenring, and Amber (Stephen) Gavin. Two step-grandchildren: Nick and Joseph Sgrignoli. Twelve great-grandchildren: Emily and Kristin Plauck, Marissa, Kaitlin and Jacob Mueller, Nathan Ricker, Nolan Browning, Sunny and Atticus McFadden, Taylor Isenring, Hailey and Tristan Gavin and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband George; her parents Elmer and Alice Larson, her sister Esther (Hugh) Nix, her half-sister Ardelle McCuen, her son-in-law Gordon Browning and a special nephew Keith Schroeder. Ava was active in the Plainfield community. She served many years as the president of the PTA. She traveled extensively as a chaperone for Plainfield Bands and Choirs and was a member of Plainfield Band Boosters; and served on the Plainfield YMCA board. She and George were charter members of Peace Lutheran Church where she was recognized for her special service in music ministry for 46 years. Ava loved to sing and play piano and organ. She also played violin. One of her special gifts to all her children is the love of music and cooking. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Peace Lutheran Church or Joliet Area Community Hospice, 250

Joliet; brother-in-law, Phil M. (fiancé, Elizabeth Watmough) Alberico, Sr., of Joliet; numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces, and great nephews; and his loving aunt and caretaker, Nancy (Ray) Butscher of Shorewood, IL. A special thank you to the Joliet Area Community Hospice and to Pete's caregiver, Colleen, for the wonderful care and tremendous support given to both him and the family. Funeral services will be from the R.W. Patterson Funeral Homes, Ltd. & Crematory, Braidwood Chapel, Monday, March 17, 2014, at 10:30 a.m. to the St. Lawrence Catholic Church in South Wilmington for a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 a.m. Rev. John Hornicak will officiate. Visitation will be Sunday, March 16 from 3:00-7:00 p.m. and Monday, March 17 from 9:00-10:30 a.m. Cremation rites will be accorded following services. The pallbearers will be his nephews, Jimmy Schultz, Joey Schultz, Michael Monferdini II, Philip M. Alberico, Jr., Kevin Alberico, and Justin Alberico. Inurnment will be private at Holy Cross Cemetery in Joliet. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be directed to the family to establish a college fund for his daughters, currently attending University of Illinois. For more information and sign his online guestbook please log on to R.W. Patterson Funeral Homes, Ltd. & Crematory 401 E. Main St., Braidwood, IL 60408 815-458-2336


Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood. Visitation Sunday, March 16, 2014, at Woodlawn Funeral Home 2:00pm-6:00pm.


Born: Jan. 13, 1928; in Chicago Died: March 10, 2014; in Joliet

Elmer F. Wilhelm, passed away at his residence, Monday, March 10, 2014. Age 86 years. Survived by his wife of 60 years Matilda A. Wilhelm (nee Razmo), a sister Margaritte Eide and his sisterin-law Victoria Magathan. Preceded in death by his parents Fritz and Hildegarde Wilhelm. His PETER JOSEPH SCHULTZ brothers in law Edwin Eide and Born: Feb. 8, 1962; in Joliet Glenn Magathan. Died: March 11, 2014; in Gardner Elmer was born January 13, 1928, in Chicago. He graduated from Geneva Community High School Peter Joseph Class of 1946. In 1946 Elmer Schultz, age 52, of enlisted in the Army Air Corps, Air Gardner, IL, passed away peacefully Installations Squadron, 307th Bomb Tuesday, March 11, Group, 307 Bomb Wing at MacDill Field in Tampa, FL. Received his 2014, at his home, Bachelors Degree in Education from after a courageous Northern Illinois State Teachers battle with ALS. College in DeKalb Class of 1952, his Born February 8, 1962, in Joliet, IL. Masters Degree in School Graduate of Gardner-South Wilmington High School, Class of Administration from Northern 1980. Retired in January 2013, from Illinois University, Class of 1957 and had many additional college classes Local #176 Electrician's Union in towards his Doctorate Degree. Joliet, after twenty- eight years of Elmer began his teaching career employment. He also farmed in the with Joliet Public Grade School Grundy County area for numerous District #86 at Culbertson School years. Member of the St. Lawrence Catholic Church in South and later taught Science and Wilmington, IL and the South Mathematics at Gompers Junior DIANA C. STRUNGA High School. Superintendent of Wilmington Fireman's Club. Fairmont School District #89 in Pete was known for being a hard worker and a handyman who could Diana C. Strunga Nee Alex, passed Lockport from 1962-1971 and Superintendent of Taft School fix anything. Besides his passion for away Monday, March 10, 2014, at work, his true loves in life were his her home in Crest Hill with family by District #90 in Lockport from 1971beautiful daughters, Kailyn and 1978. Life member of the National her side. Diana is survived by her children Chelsea, and his wife, Cindy. Education Association, Illinois Parent Teachers Association. Surviving are his wife, Cindy (nee Steven (Betty) and Gary (Tammy) Alberico) Schultz of Gardner; two Strunga; daughters Debra Strunga, Member of Illinois Association of daughters, Kailyn Marie and Chelsea and Julie (Alejandro) Orozco; 11 School Administrators and American Association of School Lynn, both at home; parents, James grandchildren and 5 great-grand Business Officials. Charter member X. and Emma (nee Hibler) Schultz of children, numerous nieces, Gardner; five siblings, James (Terri) nephews and cousins also survive. of the Illinois Sheriffs Association Schultz of Gardner, John (Susan) Preceded in death by her husband and Special Deputy of Will County Police 1952-1991. Member of the Schultz of South Wilmington, Susan Karolis Strunga and her parents (Rick) Myrick of Gardner, Wayne New Lenox Library Board from 22 Joseph and Adele (nee Savage) (fiancé, Mary Jane Waggoner) years and Past President of the Alex. Schultz of Gardner, and Shawn A memorial Service will be held at Board for 20 years. Member of the Will County Board of Health and the Church of St Jude in Joliet (fiancé, Jessie Goodman) of Gardner; father and mother-in-law, Monday, March 17, 2014, at 10:00 Past President of the Board from 1990-1992. Life member, Past Phil J. and Mary Ann Alberico, Jr., of am. Inurnment at the Abraham Master and Marshal of Lockport Joliet; brother-in-law, Phil M. Lincoln National Cemetery in (fiancé, Elizabeth Watmough) Lodge #538 A.F. & A.M, Past Elwood. Visitation Sunday, March Alberico, Sr., of Joliet; numerous 16, 2014, at Woodlawn Funeral member of Channahon Lodge #262 A.F. & A.M. and Past Master of nieces, nephews, great nieces, and Home 2:00pm-6:00pm.

Master and Marshal of Lockport Lodge #538 A.F. & A.M, Past member of Channahon Lodge #262 A.F. & A.M. and Past Master of Minooka Lodge #528 A.F. & A.M. Member of Scottish Rite Valley of Chicago, Order of the Easter Star of Illinois Nova Star #187 in Downers Grove, Star Craft Club of Illinois. As a proud veteran of the U.S. Army Air Corps, Elmer was a member of the Tom E. Hartung American Legion Post 1977. He was honored to visit Washington D.C. on June 7, 2011 with the “Honor Flight” from Chicago. Member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church. Member of the Boy Scouts of America for over 72 years and obtaining his Eagle Scout Badge in 1945. Former Scout Master of Troop #232 Ingalls Park Methodist Church. Honorary member of the Croatian Cultural Club and member of the GermanAmerican Club DANK in Frankfort, IL. Elmer and Matilda traveled extensively visiting all 50 states and 63 foreign countries. He enjoyed nature, yard work, computers, his gold fish pond and bird feeding station in his yard. Elmer had a quick wit, a great sense of humor and loved to tell jokes to fit the occasion. He was a very caring and compassionate person always volunteering to help others. A memorial service will be held at the Carlson-Holmquist-Sayles Funeral Home, Monday, March 19 at 6:00 P.M. Rev. Timothy Linstrom officiating. Masonic services will be held at 5:30 P.M. In lieu of flowers memorials to Bethlehem Lutheran Church will be appreciated. Private inurnment will be held at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery. Visitation will be held Monday from 2:00 to 6:00 P.M.

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and organ. She also played violin. One of her special gifts to all her children is the love of music and cooking. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Peace Lutheran Church or Joliet Area Community Hospice, 250 Water Stone Circle, Joliet, IL 60435 would be appreciated. Friends may call Tuesday, March 18, 2014, from 5:00 to 8:00 PM at Overman-Jones Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 15219 S. Joliet Road, (Corner of Rts. 59 & East 30) Plainfield, IL. Additional visitation Wednesday, March 19, 2014 ,from 10:00 to 11:00 AM at Peace Lutheran Church 24024 W. Main Street, Plainfield, IL, with funeral services to follow at 11:00 AM with Pastor Galen Sollie officiating. Private family interment at Woodlawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Joliet, IL.




Age 58 passed away after a lengthy illness in Mesa, Arizona. Formerly of Ontario, California, Atlanta, Georgia & Joliet, Illinois. He was dedicated to gospel musicianship for the Lord and had the opportunity to play and sing before Pope John Paul II. Proceeded in death by his parents, 2 brothers, 1 niece, and 1 brother-inlaw. Survived by 3 sisters: Milbertha Pinnick of Joliet, Diane WilliamsLowry of Mesa, AZ and Louise (Kenny) Williamson of Joliet; 1 Aunt: Thelma McCallum; 2 spiritual children: Devin & Tracee; Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of friends also survive. Funeral services 11:00 am Monday, March 17th, 2014, at All Nations C.O.G.I.C. 503 South Water Street, Joliet, IL 60436. Visitation Sunday, March 16th, 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm at the church with gospel musical to follow. Visitation also Monday 10:00 am to 11:00 am at the church. Reverend Larry V. Tyler, officiating.

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STEWART FERREIRA Democrat & UNION STEWARD for 2nd Judicial Subcircuit

VOTE March 18 DEMOCRATIC PARTY PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE I am grateful to everyone that assisted in the care of my husband, Edward Matthews, Sr. during his illness. A special thank you to Pastor David G. Latimore and the Mt. Zion Church staff, Minor-Morris Funeral Home, Dr. Kishor Ajmere and staff, Franciscan Village, Joliet Hospice Center, Ambulance and Paramedics Services, Home Health Care, Prayers, Cards, Visits, and donations of food. Whatever you may have done, thank you. Sincerely, Billye Matthews

• Born and raised on the East side of Joliet, and practiced Law over 30 years. • Illinois Supreme Court, facilitated continuing legal education seminars for Judges. • Prosecutor with Illinois Attorney General. • 12 Years with Office of Public Defender with 8 of those 12 years as a Felony Supervisor. • Counseled State Senators and Representatives with the Illinois General Assembly in Springfield. • General Counsel Office Illinois Department Commerce and Community Affairs. • Northern Illinois University, BA and University of Illinois College of Law. • Intern in Washington D.C. with United States Senator.

CIVIC BACKGROUND • Union Steward for the International Association of Machinists, Local 126 and 124. • Proud member of Sons of the American Legion, Post 1080, where 9 members of my family, including my father and eight uncles, served in the Armed Services, including one uncle, Robert Henry Lopez, who gave the ultimate sacrifice in the jungles of Vietnam (Army, Navy, Paratroopers 101st and 82nd Airborne-World War II, Korea, and Viet Nam). • Board of Directors: Currently Spanish Community Center; Boy Scouts of America. • My father, Benjamin Ferreira, Sr., served on the first Board of Directors of the Spanish Community Center, and that commitment continues forty years later with my placement on the same Board of Directors. • Mexican American Coalition of Will County: founding member of a not for profit organization that has spearheaded local fund raising efforts for: • A new baseball field for over two hundred community boys and girls. Paid for by Committee to Elect • Mexican Independence Day Parade. Stewart Ferreira

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KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia – Someone deliberately diverted Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 and shut down communications with the ground, and the jetliner continued flying for six hours, Malaysia’s prime minister said Saturday. The announcement shifted the focus of the investigation to the crew and passengers on the plane, which has now been missing for more than a week. Prime Minister Najib Razak’s statement also meant the flight path of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 to Beijing could have strayed as far as the southern Indian Ocean or northwest to Kazakhstan, complicating the work of search crews who already have been scouring vast stretches of ocean seeking the plane’s 12-person crew and 227 passengers. “Clearly the search for MH370 has entered a new phase,” Najib said at a televised news conference. “It is widely understood that this has been a situation without precedent.” Experts have previously said that whoever disabled the plane’s communication systems and then flew the jet must have had a high degree of technical knowledge and flying experience. One pos-

sibility they have raised was that one of the pilots wanted to commit suicide. Najib stressed that investigators were looking into all possibilities as to why the Boeing 777 deviated so drastically from its original flight path, saying authorities could not confirm whether it was a hijacking. Earlier Saturday, a Malaysian official said the plane had been hijacked, though he added that no motive had been established and no demands had been made known. “In view of this latest development, the Malaysian authorities have refocused their investigation into the crew and passengers on board,” Najib told reporters, reading from a written statement but not taking any questions. Police on Saturday went to the Kuala Lumpur homes of both the pilot and co-pilot of the missing plane, according to a guard and several local reporters. Authorities have said they will investigate the pilots as part of their probe, but have released no information about how they are progressing. The plane departed for an overnight flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing at 12:40 a.m. on March 8. Its communications with civilian air controllers were severed at about 1:20 a.m., and the jet went missing – heralding one of the most puzzling mysteries in modern aviation history.

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Gov’t is yours to shape; vote Tuesday In both Will and Grundy counties, voters have the chance Tuesday to shape the direction of several local offices, as well as who represents us at the state and federal level. Both counties’ sheriff’s departments have contested races: In Will County, both the Democrats and Republicans have contested races, while in Grundy County two Online Republicans are seeking To find out their party’s where to vote nomination. or learn more There are about election county board day, visit www. races in both thewillcouncounties, as or well as state www.grundyco. representaorg/elections. tive and senator races. In Will County, there are seven taxing districts asking their voters to decide referendums, with some asking about term limits and others for permission to issue bonds. Other races in Tuesday’s primary are characterized by challengers trying to topple incumbent government officeholders. In the 11th Congressional District, Naperville businessman Bert Miller, conservative talk show host Ian Bayne of Aurora, Grundy County Board member Chris Balkema and state Rep. Darlene Senger, R-Naperville, are running for the Republican nomination. The winner will face U.S. Rep. Bill Foster, D-Naperville, who has held the seat since November 2012. A two-term incumbent, U.S. Rep. Adam Kinzinger, R-Channahon, is being challenged by David Hale Jr. for the GOP nomination in the 16th District. No Democratic challenger has surfaced in

the aforementioned race, so winning the primary is tantamount to winning the Nov. 4 election. Statewide, two Republicans – state Sen. Jim Oberweis and Doug Truax – are battling for their party’s nomination to challenge threeterm Democratic incumbent U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin in the fall. And four Republicans – state Sens. Bill Brady and Kirk Dillard, businessman Bruce Rauner, and Treasurer Dan Rutherford – want to win the GOP nomination for governor so they can challenge incumbent Gov. Pat Quinn. Quinn, the Chicago Democrat seeking a second full term, has a primary challenger of his own – fellow Chicagoan Tio Hardiman. The lone statewide race without an incumbent is for state treasurer. The winner of the Tom Cross-Bob Grogan GOP bout will take on Democrat Michael Frerichs, who is unopposed. There are county board races in both counties, as well as state representative and senator races. And there are more races or ballot initiatives not included in this list. Our point: Go vote. Historically, primary elections don’t draw overwhelming turnouts, largely because of the perceived lack of contests. Voters who buy into that rationale this year deprive themselves of a voice. Taxpayers in Will and Grundy counties should pay close attention to their primary ballots. Do you want the challengers to win? Do you want the incumbents to stand strong? Whichever you believe, we encourage you to go to the polls Tuesday, cast your vote, and help write the conclusion to this campaign’s narrative.

Time to rethink Medicaid opposition In my travels around the country, I’ve noticed that most people, regardless of party label, want our leaders to address our problems and find common solutions. Some leaders – many of our mayors and governors – have had enough of the obstruction and gridlock that rules Congress. They’re going directly to the president – and he to them – to seek out pragmatic, cooperative solutions. In some states, though, Medicaid expansion has become the prop for national ideologues. But not all of them. Several Republican governors who fiercely fought Obamacare have put aside personal preference for the good of their people. Recognizing that health care is a part of their responsibility to the working poor, the Republican governors of Wisconsin, Arizona and Ohio have embraced Medicaid expansion. A few facts: The federal government will cover 100 percent of Medicaid expansion through 2016, 94 percent from 2017 to 19 and 90 percent after 2020. Twenty-three states and the District of Columbia

VIEWS Donna Brazile have implemented Medicaid expansion. But 25 states have balked, leaving approximately 10 million Americans uncovered or without access. Two others, Florida and Pennsylvania, have yet to decide. Further, Medicaid has a proven track record: Next year we will celebrate its golden anniversary – 50 years. A little history: President Lyndon Johnson signed the bill at the Truman Library because Harry Truman first proposed and vigorously pushed for Medicaid. “Indomitable Will: LBJ in the Presidency,” by Mark Updegrove, chronicles the story of Medicaid in a section titled, “Making Harry Truman’s Dream Come True.” In 1945, Truman said, “Millions of our citizens do not now have a full measure of opportunity to achieve and to enjoy good health.” Twenty years later, Johnson told Congress that struggling Americans should

“be spared the darkness of sickness without hope.” This is where it gets personal. My home state, Louisiana, is not – as of today – expanding Medicaid. It’s being blocked by Gov. Bobby Jindal. Louisiana Sen. Mary Landrieu has put a petition on her website asking Jindal to permit Medicaid expansion. A word about Mary Landrieu (full disclosure: She’s a friend, and I have supported her campaigns in the past): The Landrieu family has deep roots in Louisiana. Her father was secretary of Housing and Urban Development under President Jimmy Carter and a former mayor of New Orleans. She voted for Obamacare, but is also focused on fixing its flaws. Last year, when it became apparent the health care transition might mean some would lose coverage, Landrieu led the fight to make things right. This week, President Barack Obama extended the time that people can keep their current insurance to three years.

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To the Editor: In the recent Guest View, “A Fair Tax: Growing Illinois economy and giving the middle class a fair shake,” (Opinion page, March 6) Kristen Crowell and A Better Illinois Coalition confuse Illinois voters by referring to their proposed income tax reform proposal as “A Fair Tax.” Since 1995, Americans For Fair Taxation has tirelessly promoted tax reform under nationally known, federally registered trademarks including “the FAIR TAX, FAIRTAX, THE FAIRTAX

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Coalition does not replace the current Illinois income tax with a consumption or sales tax; rather it would change the state’s income tax structure to charge different tax rates to different individuals. Ms. Crowell and her organization may believe that their proposal is “fair” but that belief does not give them the right to use AFFT’s trademarks in connection with their efforts to promote tax reform that is very different from the tax reform AFFT has been promoting for nearly two decades under trademarks such as FAIRTAX. They are confusing Illinois voters. We urge Ms. Crowell and the Coalition to immediately clarify with voters that that their proposal is not sponsored or endorsed by Americans For Fair Taxation, and to cease use of AFFT’S federally registered trademarks such as FAIRTAX. Sincerely,


To the Editor: Elections are coming up, and just whom should we vote for? There are many causes that should be addressed by our Congress, and they should vote for laws that address what We the People want. Every politician who is running for Congress should canvas what his district wants. It would be appropriate for everyone running for congressional office to publicly declare what programs he/she will vote for. This should be published in the local papers in ample time for all voters to see just whom they will cast their vote. If the politicians want to stay in office beyond one term they should pay attention to how they vote, for as from now on we the people will vote out of office those who do not vote as they said they would. When we go to the polls we will take the data from the papers with us to be sure to vote for the right politicians.


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What’s best way to invest in Germany? Dear Mr. Berko: Because Germany has the strongest economy in Europe, I figured it would be a good idea to invest in some German stocks in anticipation of an economic recovery in Europe. I was going to invest $20,000 or $25,000 in German companies listed on the New York Stock Exchange, such as SAP, Fresenius, Deutsche Bank, Deutsche Telekom and Daimler. But my broker suggested db X-trackers MSCI Germany Hedged Equity Fund. I can’t find this exchange-traded fund in Value Line, Standard & Poor’s or Moody’s Investors Service. The ticker symbol is DBGR. What do you think of this and other ETFs? Please tell me what MSCI means and whether this is a good stock for a conservative investor. I might invest in it, but I’d rather own individual stocks than a fund. – HR, Kankakee, Ill.

Dear HR: MSCI, one of the most common symbols in the ETF landscape, is an abbreviation for Morgan Stanley Capital International (MSCI$46.04). Morgan Stanley (MS$31.80), the huge financial holding company, is the majority shareholder of MSCI. And MSCI is the vehicle that gave birth to a disparate and confusing agglomeration of 2,701 ETFs (most of which should be aborted) sold to thousands of shareholders.

TAKING STOCK Malcolm Berko Last year, MSCI, with the help of its 3,100 employees, drained $1.03 billion in management revenues from its warren of ETFs. MSCI earns revenues by designing and marketing a superfluity of constantly new ETF products for credulous investors. The funds are taken public by Morgan Stanley and its various selling groups. MSCI then earns hundreds of millions in sweet fees managing the portfolios of those 2,701 ETF investments for thousands of shareholders, plus there are additional fees for facilitating proxy and voting schemes for these and similar ETFs. The Street believes that MSCI will increase its 2014 revenues by 6 percent, to $1.1 billion, and increase its share income by 7 percent, to $2.39. MSCI is one of Morgan Stanley’s 24-karat golden eggs. I decided to page through the codex of Morgan’s 2,701 funds and was so bewildered by the dizzying smorgasbord of investment ETF choices that my eyes began to cross. Morgan has 107 different ETFs for Japan, 203 ETFs for Deutsche Bank exchange trackers, 197 U.S. ETFs and 248 emerging-market ETFs. MSCI also has special ETFs

for EMUs, the euro overnight index average/Ucits, EMSDs, GERD, the All Country World Index and BANGLs and a garbage pit of other ETFs for stupids. However, MSCI isn’t alone in this golden egg farce. Vanguard runs 1,908 ETFs; BlackRock manages 1,285; Fidelity covets 2,396 ETFs; Invesco embraces 1,309; and Pimco sings the praises of its 1,385 ETFs. The majority of these ETFs are trading vehicles (quick in and out) rather than growth and income investments for long-term portfolios. The list is as endless as the twits who peddle ’em. And most of this detritus is carrion for executive bonuses as billions of dollars in management fees and expenses flow to Wall Street’s bottom line. Most of the approximately 12,000 ETFs vying for your attention like shiny cars in dealers’ lots are redundant and fatuous. I’m guessing that among this huge universe of ETFs, somewhere between 1,200 and 1,700 have redeeming value. And the db X-trackers MSCI Germany Hedged Equity Fund (DBGR$25.14), recommended by your broker, may be one of them. There’s a cornucopia of ETFs, closed-end funds, openend funds, load funds and no-load funds that specialize in Germany. However, it appears your broker has (wittingly) given you good

BUSINESS BRIEF FBI balks at pot seller background checks SEATTLE – The FBI is refusing to run nationwide background checks on people applying to run legal marijuana businesses in Washington state, even though it has conducted similar checks in Colorado – a discrepancy that illustrates the quandary the Justice Department faces as it allows the states to experiment with regulating a drug that’s long been illegal

under federal law. Washington state has been asking for nearly a year if the FBI would conduct background checks on its applicants, to no avail. The bureau’s refusal raises the possibility that people with criminal histories could wind up with pot licenses in the state – undermining the department’s own priorities in ensuring that states keep a tight rein on the nascent industry. It’s a strange jam for the feds,

who announced last summer that they wouldn’t sue to prevent Washington and Colorado from regulating marijuana after 75 years of prohibition. The Obama administration has said it wants to make sure pot revenue doesn’t go to organized crime. At the same time, it might be tough for the FBI to stomach conducting background checks – essentially helping states violate federal law.

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advice, providing you a plan to be a long-term investor. And frankly, money managers who are good enough to effectively manage ETF portfolios are a very rare breed. DBGR (a June 2011 issue) owns a portfolio of 55 German equities, and management uses simple hedging techniques that reduce your exposure to fluctuations between the U.S. dollar and the euro. DBGR’s small $21 million portfolio owns iconic companies such as Bayer,

Siemens, BASF, Daimler, Allianz, SAP, Deutsche Bank, Deutsche Telekom, Volkswagen Group and Munich Re Group. DBGR pays an 85-cent dividend yielding 3.3 percent. The European economy is on the mend. This broker knows what he’s doing, so take his advice.

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Lockport’s Brian Rossi raises his hands in victory Feb. 22 after defeating Plainfield South’s Miguel Silva during the 113-pound weight class of the IHSA Class 3A individual state wrestling finals.

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Lewis volleyball sweeps George Mason

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the Flyers had three in Mark Zilch (pole vault, national champion), and Billy Stadele (pole vault and 60-meter hurdles). The bid for a second All-America award for McLain fell short, as he finished 10th in the 3,000-meter run (8:25.74).

STAFF REPORTS ROMEOVILLE – The No. 11 Lewis University men’s volleyball team tallied its fifth straight sweep, and ninth of the season, as it defeated George Mason, 25-13, 29-27, 25-17, on Friday at Neil Carey Arena. The Lewis offense was led by Eric Fitterer with 13 kills, eight total blocks (1 solo, 7 block assists) and four digs while Greg Petty finished with nine kills and 10 digs. Bobby Walsh had a career-high 10 block assists, along with six kills with no errors in 11 attempts to swing .545 for the Flyers (14-4). Scott Fifer dished out a floor-high 33 assists. The Flyers hit .333 on the night, collecting 38 kills with 12 errors on 78 attempts while holding the Patriots to a .067 average. Lewis also out-blocked George Mason with a season-high 17.0 (1 solo, 32 BA) to 6.0 (12 BA). “We picked up right where we left off offensively in our match against Ohio State earlier in the week,” Lewis coach Dan Friend said. “It was a fantastic night for blocking, maybe one of the best blocking matches I’ve seen us have in a long time.”

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Lewis University’s Eric Fitterer (left) spikes the ball past George Mason defenders during the second set Friday in Romeoville. The Flyers are back in action at 7 p.m. Tuesday when they head into Chicago to take on nationally-ranked Loyola at Gentile Arena.

COLLEGE TRACK Lewis’ McClain, Jean-Paul named All-American: For the second-straight year, Lewis University junior Andrew McLain showed that he is one of the nation’s best, as the Fort Wayne, Ind., native claimed All-America honors in the 5,000-meter run at the NCAA Division II Indoor Track and Field Championships on Fri-

day evening. McLain finished eighth overall with a time of 14:22.80. He is the first Flyer to repeat as an Indoor All-American since the 2006 and 2007 Distance Medley Relay teams earned that distinction. Lewis sophomore Isaac Jean-Paul became the second Flyer in as many days to earn All-America status, as he placed seventh in the high jump on Saturday. Jean-Paul cleared 6-8¾ (2.05m). This is the first time since 2005 that Lewis has had two indoor All-Americans, as that year,

Minooka won the eight-team meet with 61 points, with Plainfield South (44) taking second. Lemont (17) was fifth and Plainfield East (8) took eighth. Minooka winners were Janile Rogers in the triple jump (34-4½) and the 400-meter run (1:01.8), Ashley Tutt in the 3200-meter run (11:34), Moira McAsey in the 800-meter run (2:28) and the 4x200-meter relay team of Emma Tonelli, Kayla Finch, Amber Jackson and Ashleigh Wilson (1:51.6).

WOMEN’S TENNIS Lewis 6, Missouri-St. Louis 3: Four different players won two matches Friday for Lewis (5-3). At No. 1 doubles, Lewis’ duo of Zsofia Lanstiak and Zsofia Kranczicki picked up an 8-2 win over Louisa Werner and Renee Verboven. Lanstiak also dropped Verboven

at No. 1 singles, 6-0, 6-1, for her 100th career singles victory. Kranczicki earned the 6-2, 6-0 triumph over Lina Parra at No. 2 singles. Lewis’ No. 2 doubles team of Ana Banic and Megan Nguyen defeated UMSL’s Nina Bellanger and Chandler Duchaine, 8-1. Banic also bested Werner, 7-6, 4-6, 6-4, at No. 3 singles, while Nguyen rallied for a 2-6, 7-6, 6-2 win over Natalia Carvalhais at No. 4 singles.

MEN’S TENNIS Missouri-St. Louis 5, Lewis 4: Despite winning two out of three doubles matches, Lewis was unable to sustain that momentum as Missouri-St. Louis captured four singles contests Friday. At No. 1 doubles, Lewis’ Armand Levandi and Erik Aunapuu teamed up for the 8-6 win over UMSL’s Nils Mueggenburg and Harry Heyburn. Levandi added a 7-6, 7-5 win over Mueggenburg at No. 1 singles. The Flyers were also victorious at No. 2 doubles, as the pair of Mate Srdanovic and Philip Kuenzi earned the 8-6 triumph over Tim Gorter and Gabriel Olivera. Srdanovic also turned away UMSL’s Tim McLarty, 6-1, 7-5, at No. 3 singles.



Flyers use strong second half to advance

SUNDAY’S EVENTS Women’s Basketball Lewis vs Wayne State, noon. Women’s Bowling St. Francis at Intercollegiate Team Sectionals at Stardust Bowl in Addison

Women reach regional semifinals with Friday’s win STAFF REPORTS SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – The No. 11 Lewis University women’s basketball team buckled down on defense in the second half to defeat University Missouri-St. Louis, 69-64, on Friday to advance in the NCAA Midwest Regional Tournament at Drury University’s O’Reilly Family Event Center.

The Flyers advance to the regional semifinals of the tournament for the first time since the 2006-07 postseason. “I am really proud of the way we came out in the second half in a zone defense, which isn’t something we are known to do,” Lewis coach Lisa Carlsen said. “We were able to slow UMSL down and take them out of their rhythm.” Jess Reinhart paced the Flyers’ offense with 22 points and 19 rebounds while Jamie Johnson scored 12 of her 19 points in the second half, including two 3-pointers.

Mariyah Brawner-Henley chipped in 10 points and seven boards while Nikki Nellen scored 10. Down 33-27 at the half, the Flyers (22-5) went to a zone defense in the second half to disrupt the Tritons’ offense. The Flyers opened the half on a 15-10 run to get within one, 43-42, at the 14:02 mark. Reinhart paced the run with eight points, while Nellen hit a 3-pointer and Brawner-Henley and Kristin Itschner chipped in a bucket each. The Flyers kept the pressure on the Tritons, as Johnson drew the foul then

hit two free throws to give Lewis a 54-53 lead with 5:56 remaining. With a grip on the lead for the Flyers, Johnson was 6 for 6 from the free-throw line in the last 1:30. “Hopefully, the team got a bit of the jitters out in this game, as there were times we played tentative,” Carlsen said. “To get this one under our belts and advance, I think we will be better in the second round.” The second-seeded Flyers take on sixth-seeded Wayne State at noon Sunday at the O’Reilly Family Event Center in Springfield, Mo.

MONDAY’S EVENTS Badminton Oak Forest, Homewood-Flossmoor, Hinsdale South at Lincoln-Way Central, 4:30 p.m.; Argo at Plainfield South, 4:30 p.m.; Morton at Romeoville, 4:30 p.m. Oswego East at Joliet West, 4:30 p.m. Baseball Romeoville at Lincoln-Way Central, 4:30 p.m.



JCA falls victim to superior foe in sectional final By DICK GOSS PARK FOREST – Joliet Catholic boys basketball coach Joe Gura needed one word to describe what happened Friday night. “Wow!” Gura said after his Hilltoppers had taken their best shot but were steamrolled by mighty Morgan Park 97-60 in the championship game of the Class 3A Rich East Sectional. “I ran out of ideas on how to stop them,” said Gura, who nonetheless beamed with pride over what his team had accomplished and how it conducted business in its final game. “They shoot the three, take it to the basket, rebound and hit the medium-range jumpers. “They have a lot of size. We were outmanned. But we had a great run.” Morgan Park (20-6), the defending 3A state champion and No. 5 in the Associated Press 3A poll, advances to the Joliet Central Supersectional on Tuesday, while the Hilltoppers (12-21) finish knowing they will be better down the road for the experience. “It was fun to play against this kind of competition,” Joliet Catholic sophomore guard Harold Davis said. “I would say they’re a taller Marian [Catholic]. This will give us more confidence moving on.” The first points of the game came on 6-foot-7 Josh Cunningham’s alley-oop dunk off a pass from Mustangs point guard Charlie Moore. That was an omen. Cunningham finished with 17 points and 14 rebounds. The other half of Morgan Park’s starting forward tandem, 6-5 Lamont Walker, chipped in 15 points. They start on a front line that includes 6-11 Lamous Brown.

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“I told those two [Jalen Jackson and Harold Davis] they had a license to shoot it and drive. I think sometimes they were driving on expired licenses, but they were the two best options we had.” Joe Gura Joliet Catholic’s Harold Davis (front) drives to the basket in the second quarter during the Class 3A Rich East Sectional final. “It was fun to play against this kind of competition,” Davis said. “... This will give us more confidence moving on.” Moore scored 14 points and 6-4 guard Torry Johnson, who rounded out the starting lineup, had 11. As good as that group is, an even bigger issue for JCA came when the Morgan Park reserves entered. They may be second string, but they are tall, athletic and can shoot it. “Their second team is better than a lot of teams,” Hilltoppers sophomore guard Ja-

len Jackson said. Gura said he gave Jackson and Davis the license to take matters into their own hands on the offensive end. Better options were not available. “I told those two they had a license to shoot it and drive,” Gura said. “I think sometimes they were driving on expired licenses, but they were the two best options we had.”

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Jackson, who played the final three games of the tournament run with an injured ankle that Gura said was “maybe 75 or 80 percent,” scored 20 points but hit only 6-of-19 shots. However, he was 4-of-8 from three-point range. “I’m keeping that license coach talked about in my pocket,” Jackson said with a smile. Davis, master of the teardrop shot off drives into the

lane, scored 15 points, including 7-of-8 free throws. “It was hard to get the shot up there when you’ve got a 6-11 kid and a 6-7 kid right there,” Davis said. “You have to put it up quick.” “When I went to the basket, I had tunnel vision,” Jackson said of a few his layups being rejected – emphatically. Drake Fellows contributed nine points and seven rebounds and Colton Kolowski had eight points and five boards for JCA. The Hilltoppers were 6-of28 shooting in a first half that ended with Morgan Park on top 52-22. They were much better in the second half, hitting 12-of-26. “I’m so proud of my kids and how we battled them,” said Gura, whose team won four postseason games. “There’s always a chance against a team like this that you will make quick mistakes. But for the most part we battled them. “We had five sophomores who played in this game. The kids did a heck of a job going this far in the state tournament. My hat’s off to them.”

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Joliet Catholic’s Luke Mander (front) is fouled from behind by Morgan Park’s Lamous Brown in the first quarter Friday during the Class 3A Rich East Sectional final at Rich East High School in Forest Park. Morgan Park defeated Joliet Catholic, 97-60.

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3 champs, 5 runners-up lead squad

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Nick Allegretti, Lincoln-Way East The senior claimed third place at 285 in 3A to cap a 150-win career for the Griffins. He went 45-2, which included wins over both the champion and runner-up at his weight. Was ranked eighth nationally among all heavyweights. The Illinois-bound football player won Illini Classic, SouthWest Suburban Conference, regional and sectional titles and was second at Palatine.

Kenny Baldridge, Morris Avenged his only loss of the season by pinning Boylan’s Alexander Butler in overtime to win the 2A 132 title. The 41-1 senior won his third state medal to join John Dergo as Morris’ only three-time placewinners. He captured titles at Buffalo Grove, Metamora, the Illini Classic, Northern Illinois Big 12 and regional and finished third in the sectional.

Casey Brown, Coal City

Bryan Ditchman, Lincoln-Way Central

Zach Krause, Plainfield East

Joey Nelson, Lincoln-Way Central

Took sixth place at 285 in 3A to become the only nonsenior medal winner in that tough weight class. The 43-12 sophomore, the Knights’ first heavyweight placer since 1968, beat state champions from Iowa and Missouri. He won titles at Hoffman Estates and Granite City, was second at Geneseo and the regional and placed third in the SWSC.

After just missing out on a state trip a year ago, the sophomore became his program’s second qualifier and joined three other Bengals in Champaign. He finished with a 36-4 record, which included five championships and six finals appearances. He won Plano, Palatine, Illini Classic, Southwest Prairie Conference and regional titles and placed second in the sectional.

Fell 3-1 in overtime to Glenbard North’s four-time champion Jered Cortez in the 3A 132 championship match. The 45-6 senior, who last qualified for state as a freshman, was his program’s first finalist in Champaign since 2008. He won Hoffman Estates, Granite City and sectional titles and finished second at Geneseo, the SWSC and the regional.

Bryce Gorman, Lincoln-Way Central

Cody Minnick, Coal City

Shayne Oster, Lockport

Defeated North Boone’s Brandon Briggs 3-2 to capture the 1A 113 championship. The Coaler junior, who claimed second place last season, is a three-time placewinner. His only loss during a 46-1 season came against Plainfield South’s Miguel Silva in the Plano finals. He also won titles at Princeton, the I-8 and in the regional and sectional.

Dropped a two-point decision in the 3A 126 semifinals and wound up claiming third place at that weight class. The Porter sophomore, who was 43-7 this season, becomes the third member of his family to capture a state medal. He won SWSC, regional and sectional championships while placing third at the Dvorak and fifth at the Cheesehead.

Javier Montalvo, Lincoln-Way West

Dan Radcliffe, Lockport

Posted victories in his first 43 matches before falling by one point in the semifinals and then wound up settling for fourth place at 170 in 3A. The Knight senior, who finished with a 45-3 record, also claimed a fourth-place showing last season. He captured championships at Hoffman Estates, Granite City, Geneseo, the regional and sectional.

Tyler Johnson, Lockport

Fell in the finals to Dakota’s four-time champion Josh Alber for the second straight year. The Coaler senior captured second place at 132 in 1A and finished with a 43-4 record. The three-time placewinner set a school record with 155 career victories. He captured Plano, Interstate-8 Conference, regional and sectional championships and also took third at Princeton.

Picked up wins in his first 51 matches before suffering his only defeat by a 3-2 score on an ultimate tiebreaker to Lake Forest’s unbeaten Regis Durbin in the 3A 195 state finals. The junior, who was ranked 12th nationally, set a school record for wins and tied for a new pins mark with 33. He won Dvorak, Cheesehead, SWSC, regional and sectional titles.

Vince Dietz, Lockport

Corey Jurzak, Coal City

Nick Nasenbeny, Plainfield Central

Settled for being a state runner-up for the second year in a row after falling, 9-6, to Rockford Lutheran’s Caleb Micho in the 1A 126 championship. Got injured during the state tournament and could only warm up by riding a bike. The junior, who finished with a 33-4 mark, won regional and sectional titles and took third at Princeton and the I-8.

Fell just shy of earning a fourth state medal after losing in overtime at 126 in 3A in his finale. One of the Wildcats’ two threetime placewinners, with Ryan Prater the other. The senior closed with a 28-7 record, giving him more than 140 wins during his career. Won SPC and regional titles while placing fourth at the Cheesehead and the sectional.

The Porter senior claimed his first state medal after finishing in fifth place at 160 in 3A. He concluded with a 48-8 record this season after going just 34-34 during his first two years. Tied teammate Tyler Johnson for a new school record in pins with 33. Won SWSC, regional and sectional titles and was fourth at the Dvorak and Cheesehead.

Joined three other Warriors as their program’s first twotime placewinners. The 39-8 senior, who took fifth place last season, lost in overtime in the 2A 170 semifinals and finished fourth this year, which ties for West’s best showing at state. Won Fenton, regional and sectional titles and took second at Palatine, the Illini Classic and SWSC.

The Porter senior lost in overtime in his final match to miss earning a 3A medal at 132, which would have been his first. Went 39-10 after going 45-47 in his first two seasons. Posted a 3-1 mark against 3A runner-up Joey Nelson. Won SWSC and regional titles, was second in the sectional, finished third at the Cheesehead and fourth at the Dvorak.

Kyle Rodriguez, Lincoln-Way West Fell in the state semifinals and wound up claiming fifth place at 145 in 2A to join three other Warriors as their program’s initial two-time placewinners. The senior finished with a 42-8 record to give him nearly 140 wins during his career. Won Fenton and regional titles, was second in the Illini Classic, SWSC and sectional and took fourth at Palatine.

Brian Rossi, Lockport Wrapped up a 48-1 season by claiming a 7-0 victory over Plainfield South’s Miguel Silva in the 3A 113 championship match. Became only the fourth Porter to win three state medals. The Stanford-bound athlete finished ranked seventh nationally. Also captured Cheesehead, SWSC, regional and sectional titles while suffering his only defeat in the Dvorak finals.

Kyle Ruettiger, Lincoln-Way West Claimed fifth place at 126 in 2A to become a twotime placewinner along with three of his Warrior teammates. The sophomore, who finished with a 44-8 record, also settled for fifth place last season. Captured Fenton and regional championships, took second place at the Illini Classic and finished third at Palatine, the SWSC and the sectional.

Miguel Silva, Plainfield South The two-time state finalist lost to Rossi in the 113 title match in 3A. Ranked 14th nationally after a 45-4 season. The Central Michigan-bound athlete is South’s first two-time placewinner and finished with nearly 150 wins. Captured Plano, Batavia and SPC titles, took second at Granite City and the regional and was third at the sectional.

Dominic Sterr, Plainfield Central Closed out his initial state trip by finishing in fourth place in 3A at 195. The Wildcat senior, who only won one match at last year’s regional, finished with a 44-8 record. He captured SPC and regional championships, claimed second place at Barrington and in the sectional, finished fifth at the Cheeshead and placed seventh at the Dvorak.




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Brian Rossi had accomplished many things during his wrestling career but one thing had eluded him, an IHSA championship. After losing a pair of heartbreakers in the semifinals the past two seasons and settling for third-place finishes, things finally clicked this time around for the Lockport senior. Rossi was dominant in the postseason, only allowing a takedown against Plainfield South’s Miguel Silva in the regional finals beside escapes that he allowed. While Silva lost, 3-2, on an ultimate tiebreaker in the regional, there was no such drama when the pair met again for the Class 3A championship at 113 pounds two weeks later. The Porter standout won, 7-0, in his final match to become his school’s seventh individual champion, including its fifth since 2004. Three of his victories in Champaign came against nationally-ranked opponents, including Silva. He capped a 48-1 season to finish ranked seventh nationally at his weight class. Rossi won his final 25 matches after falling in overtime in the Dvorak Invite finals at 120. The Stanford-bound student-athlete recorded an impressive 138-10 record during his final three seasons. He finished with 159 career victories, a new Lockport record. Only three other Porters have won three or more medals at state, Jameson Oster, Brad Johnson and Shaun’Qae McMurtry. And just fourtime medalist and semifinalist Oster advanced to the final four more often. Rossi was scheduled to compete along with many of the nation’s best at today’s Dapper Dan Classic in Pittsburgh, but he couldn’t participate because of an injury. After winning what was generally regarded as the state’s most-balanced weight class, Rossi is our selection as the Herald-News’s 2014 Wrestler of

the Year. “Brian is the model of what a coach wants in an athlete,” Porters coach Josh Oster said. “He’s a well-rounded individual who exceeds in the classroom [4.35/4 GPA] as well as on the mat. He demands a lot out of himself and his teammates. “I think what sets Brian apart from a lot of other elite athletes is that he has fun with what he’s doing. That’s not to say he isn’t serious and focused, but at the same time he enjoys what he’s doing and I think that gives him an edge mentally. “This was a great class of kids that Brian was a part of and they have set the bar high for future classes to reach for.” Joining Rossi on this season’s 20-man team are two other once-beaten state champions, Coal City’s Cody Minnick and Morris’ Kenny Baldridge. A trio of two-time runners-up, Coal City’s Casey Brown and Corey Jurzak and South’s Silva, are also on the squad, as are Lockport’s nationally-ranked Tyler Johnson and Lincoln-Way Central’s Joey Nelson, who also both finished second. Another nationally-ranked competitor, Lincoln-Way East’s Nick Allegretti, joins Lockport’s Shayne Oster as third-place finishers on the squad. Lincoln-Way Central’s Bryce Gorman, Lincoln-Way West’s Javier Montalvo and Plainfield Central’s Dominic Sterr all placed fourth while Lincoln-Way West’s Kyle Rodriguez and Kyle Ruettiger and Lockport’s Vince Dietz claimed fifth place. Lincoln-Way Central’s Bryan Ditchman finished sixth, Lockport’s Dan Radcliffe and Plainfield Central’s Nick Nasenbeny lost in overtime to fall a win shy of placing and Plainfield East’s Zach Krause, who won five tournament titles, round out the team. Unlike past teams which featured only one individual from each weight class, we focused on selecting the top 20 guys among all state qualifiers.

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Lockport’s Brian Rossi is The Herald-News Wrestler of the Year. The Porter standout won, 7-0, in his final match to become his school’s seventh individual champion, including its fifth since 2004. The Stanford-bound student-athlete recorded an impressive 138-10 record during his final three seasons.

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ABOVE LEFT: Plainfield South’s Shane Ritter swings from the rim after dunking the ball during the second half of a game against Minooka at Plainfield South High School. ABOVE: Joliet Catholic’s Nicole Ekhomu goes up for a layup during the second half of the class 3A sectional against Bishop McNamara at Lincoln-Way West High School in New Lennox. BELOW: Plainfield South’s Miguel Silva (left) wrestles Lockport’s Brian Rossi during the 113-pound weight class of the Illinois High School Association Class 3A individual state wrestling finals Feb. 22 in Champaign. Rossi defeated Silva to win the state championship. BELOW LEFT: The Joliet Central Steelmen get hyped up before an Illinois High School Association Class 4A regional final against Bloom at Bloom High School in Chicago Heights.

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CHICAGO – Joakim Noah had 23 points and 11 rebounds, Taj Gibson scored seven of his 19 points in the fourth quarter and the Bulls held off the Sacramento Kings, 94-87, on Saturday night. Mike Dunleavy added 16 and DJ Augustin 12 for the Bulls. Isaiah Thomas led the Kings with 26 and DeMarcus Cousins had 25. Both teams struggled on offense, with the Bulls shooting 40 percent and the Kings 37 percent. The Bulls, who are fourth in the Eastern Conference, improved to 3-2 on their sixgame homestand. The Kings are 2-4 on their seven-game road trip. Cousins hit a layup with 1:01 left to cut the Bulls’ lead

to 88-85. Gibson responded with a jumper and the Bulls made four of six free throws to seal the win. The Bulls led, 48-43, at halftime before the Kings outscored them 20-16 in the third to pull within one. The Bulls have won four straight at home against the Kings, the only team below .500 to visit during the homestand. Cousins scored the Kings’ first seven points of the second half to tie it at 50. The Kings took a 55-53 lead on Thomas’ 3-pointer. The Bulls pulled ahead, 64-57, after a 7-0 run, but the Kings made six free throws to pull to within 64-63 at the end of the third. Noah had 17 points and five rebounds and Gay led the Kings with 10 points at halftime.

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Dedicated to ministry through music Plainfield woman sings, plays for nursing homes By DENISE M. BARAN–UNLAND PLAINFIELD – Rosemary Scott certainly enjoyed Kathy Misurac’s musical talent when she entertained at Rosewood Care Center in Joliet, where Scott’s husband, Earl, has lived the past five months. Yet it was Misurac’s graciousness to the residents that most impressed Scott. Misurac wasn’t just singing, playing one of four instruments and taking requests, all for free. Misurac would actually stop playing whenever residents approached her and speak kindly to them. “She’s just a good person, a real sweetheart,” Scott said. “I give her a hug every time I see her.” For the past 25 years, Misurac, of Plainfield, has sung and played for residents at various nursing homes, some in the Joliet area and others in states where Misurac once lived. Five years ago, Misurac brought her one-woman show to Rosewood for the first time. “We have a lot of good volunteers but Kathy goes the extra step,” activity director Janice Hauser said. “It makes a big effect on the people and enriches their lives.” Misurac sings big band music, country, gospel and whatever residents wish to hear. The instrument accompanying her voice might be the ukulele, the piano, the guitar or (occasionally) the accordion. Sometimes, Misurac will play classical pieces on the piano and forgo the singing. “I love using music to bring smiles to peoples’ faces; I’m a natural entertainer,” Misurac said. “I believe God gifted me with musical talent, so it’s a win-win opportunity.

Rosemary Scott (left), whose husband lives at Rosewood Care Center in Joliet, looks forward to hearing volunteer Kathy Misurac of Plainfield play and sing.

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Kathy Misurac of Plainfield entertains residents at Rosewood Care Center in Joliet. I’m giving to others and yet I’m also receiving support and encouragement.” As a little girl, Misurac begged her parents for music lessons. Finally, when she was 13, they relented and provided piano lessons. In high school, she also learned to play the guitar. Then, in 1987, when Misurac was a young mother and living in New York, she looked for a guitar teacher and found a woman willing to teach her the accordion, for free. That teacher suggested Misurac perform in nursing homes, as a musical outlet. Misurac learned the ukulele just a year ago, in preparation for a mission trip to Haiti with other members from Judson Memorial Baptist Church in Joliet. While

there, Misurac and her ukulele regaled children living in an orphanage and she reveled in it as much as they did. “I’m making lives that could be drab and lonely lovely with companionship and love,” Misurac said. Recently, Misurac said, one nursing home resident told her, “What you do here is therapeutic. Music sharpens our minds, helping us remember the words to the songs. But more than that, it lifts our spirits, reminds us of happier times long ago, brings back good memories. This is a ministry to us.” Misurac said she often will write such comments in the margins of her sheet music and then ask people to sign their name below the comment.

“Involving them in this way makes them feel special about their contribution,” Misurac said, “and it also serves as an ongoing encouragement to me.” In addition to her nursing home circuit, as an official hospital volunteer wearing an official volunteer smock, Misurac also plays the baby grand piano at Springfield Lobby (near the garage entrance) at Presence Saint Joseph Medical Center in Joliet, Misurac said. Misurac will also play acoustic guitar and sometimes the accordion outside Jazzman’s inside the hospital, said Shannon Jermal, the medical center’s director of volunteer services. In addition, Misurac has entertained volunteers during the annual Christmas party, Jermal said. Misurac is dedicated to her hospital playing, performing each Friday since 2010, Jermal added. However, Misurac is quick to add, she is not the only musical volunteer. One woman brings her children for two hours every week during the month of December to play and sing Christmas carols. “There’s plenty of opportunity,” Misurac said. “That

piano is available for the 23 hours of the day that I’m not playing it. If someone else wanted to come in and play, I’m sure the hospital would be happy to set them up.” Jermal praised Misurac’s talent and commitment to her music ministry, as well as Misurac’s “beautiful voice.” Visitors, staff, patients and other volunteers have all expressed enjoyment, Jermal said. “What Kathy does is priceless,” Jermal said. What’s nice about Misurac’s volunteer status at Rosewood is that she can just “pop in” whenever she has 15 minutes to an hour to spare; no one is expecting her to commit to “Thursday at 10 o’clock,” Misurac said. If it’s supper time, she will set up in the dining room and entertain during the evening meal, maybe even moving from table to table as she plays. At other times, she will enliven the television room. “Last night, a lady said to me, ‘Well, pretty soon we’ll see your name in the marquis at the Rialto’ and I said, ‘I’d rather see my name on the marquis of your heart,’ ” Misurac said. “I’m happy to know I’m making them happy.”

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Attendees bid on items in the silent auction Feb. 8 during the CASA of Will County benefit auction gala.

CASA celebrates 20th year The HERALD–NEWS On Feb. 8, CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) of Will County celebrated its 20th anniversary at the annual “Have a Heart for the Child” benefit auction gala. The event marked a fundraising record for the organization, bringing in nearly $80,000 to fund programs helping abused and neglected children in Will County. The gala was held at the Patrick C. Haley Mansion and hosted by Ryan Baker, sports anchor for CBS Chicago. CA-

SA’s Honorary Board Member, Jarrett Payton, was on hand to introduce the evening’s keynote speaker, Tom Thayer. The program included a tribute to CASA of Will County’s founders, Andy and Cindy June and Judge Paula Gomora. Local talent Makena Koszela performed the Carrie Underwood song “Temporary Home.” The evening culminated in a live auction, while attendees bid on the array of silent auction and raffle items. Entertainment by the Del Bergeson Orchestra capped off the gala.

On Feb. 22, the Greater Joliet Area YMCA hosted its seventh annual Giving Gala at the Bolingbrook Golf Club. The gala raised an all-time high of $93,000 for the Y’s scholarship fund. At the largest turnout in the event’s history, 432 guests had opportunities to bid on silent and live auction items. An elegantly decorated ballroom set the stage for the evening’s festivities, which included complimentary cocktails and dinner. Throughout the evening, live entertainment was provided by the Connie and Johnny Jazz Combo as well as the Gold Coast Orchestra.

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grade years and complete a student questionnaire and essay on sportsmanship. Each school’s winner will compete at the state level, with the winners announced in April. Ciara Glancy is the 2014 HCMS Scholar Attitude Award winner and will represent Hickory Creek at the state level.

Lockport Township HS takes first place

‘You Be the Chemist’ winners The HERALD–NEWS On Feb. 27, “You Be the Chemist Challenge” was held at Seneca-South Campus in Seneca. Winners and runners-up from 11 area middle schools plus one downstate open registration student competed on two county teams together and separately. Grundy County team winners are: First place – Esther Mathew, seventh grade, Dunlap Middle School, Dunlap.

Second place – Tommy Cahill, sixth grade, Verona-Kinsman Middle School, Mazon. Third place – Matt Schofield, eighth grade, Minooka Junior High School, Minooka. Alternate – Carson Goffinet, eighth grade, Minooka Junior High School, Minooka. All three top winners will advance to the state level on April 27 at North Central College in Naperville.

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On Feb. 7, Lockport Township High School earned first place at the Worldwide Youth in Science and Engineering Regional held on Feb. 7 at the University of Saint Francis in Joliet. Participating students include Andrew Ascencio, Marcin Bachleda, Matt Becker, Lillian Bramlett, Luke Burnett, Qing Chen, Eric Cuevas, Kathleen Fesmire, Tierney Gannon, Charlie Harris, Sara Hlilebold, Jack Houlihan, Sam Johnston, Emily McCann, Chris Monte, Adam Nasinski, Adrian Orea, Jason Pelliettiere, Katie Philbrick, Roscoe Rea, Robert Renkor, Alex Rodriguez, Abigail Schnell, Jenna Sobczyk, Margot Stevens, Jessica Sullivan, Kevin Wenzel and Cameron Wiegmann.

Character Counts at Nelson Ridge Congratulations to the Nelson Ridge students who were chosen by their teachers and peers to exemplify the characteristic of “fairness” as presented in the Character Counts Program. They enjoyed a special lunch with New Lenox police officer Michael Jurka. (Front row) sixth-graders Taylor James, Maddie Tomaszewski, Lizzie Bleasing and Morgan Burke; (back row) Jurka, Sammy Duckworth, Drew Tunno, Ian Swidergal, Katie Little and Melena Stemmler. Photo provided

Mrs. Jeanne Juricic of Crest Hill announces the engagement of her daughter Cathy Juricic to Craig Easly. Cathy, also the daughter of the late Raymond Juricic, is a graduate of the University of Illinois and lives and works in Chicago as an insurance broker. Craig, son of John Easly (Pam) of Clarendon Hills and the late Gay Easly is a graduate of Bradley University and lives and works in Chicago as a real estate broker. Cathy and Craig will be married in Chicago on March 29, 2014.

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Frankfort’s Hickory Creek Middle School students recently participated in the Illinois Elementary School Association Scholar Attitude program, which supports values of sportsmanship, ethics and integrity. Nominees are chosen by

teachers and coaches based on the students’ academic performance, participation in IESA sport/activity and good character. Students must have a 3.5 or above GPA for both their seventh- and eighth-grade years, participate in at least one IESA sport/activity for each of their seventh- and eighth-

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(From left to right) alternate winner Carson Goffinet, third-place winner Matt Schofield, second-place winner Tommy Cahill and first-place winner Esther Mathew.

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Hickory Creek IESA school nominees: (front row, left to right) Ashley Williams, Gemma Fazekas, Rosemary Pimpinella, Abby Wierzal, Zach Parduhn, Jake VanderWoude, Ciara Glancy – HCMS state nominee, Michael Herlihy, Maddy Halliman, Ally Dalstrom, Maggie Huizinga, Madison Dockweiler, Katie DeJulius; (back row, left to right) Hunter Brugler, Max Martin, Ricky Smith, Jake Tencza, Nick Zavis, Noah Baker, Brendon McCray, Nathan Myotte, Lauren Baker, Cassidy Stolarek and Brittney Kruzel.




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Sam Levenson, a humorist and author who died in 1980, said, “It’s so simple to be wise. Just think of something stupid to say, then say the opposite.” That seems to recommend an unnecessary step. Why not just think of something wise? Let’s try to find the simple line to make six hearts in today’s deal after West leads the spade queen to South’s ace. What should declarer do? Note North’s two-heart rebid. This is preferable to one no-trump with no spade stopper. Those three strong hearts will usually be as good as four low. Then South immediately wonders about a slam, but is nervous about two immediate club losers. He rebids two spades, knowing his partner will treat this as a game-try. And when North continues with two no-trump, guaranteeing at least one club stopper, South jumps to what he hopes he can make. Declarer has two losers, one in each black suit. He might play to establish dummy’s diamond suit, but that would fail here. The much simpler line is to gain an extra trick by ruffing a loser in the shorter trump hand. At trick two, South leads a club. Let’s suppose East takes dummy’s queen with his ace and returns his second spade. Declarer wins with his king, plays a club to dummy’s king, takes the heart ace, leads the heart seven to his queen, and cashes the club jack, discarding dummy’s remaining spade. Then South ruffs his last spade with dummy’s heart king, returns to his hand with a diamond, draws trumps, and claims 12 tricks: two spades, five hearts, two diamonds, two clubs and that spade ruff.

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Man refuses to take hint and buy wife diamond Dear Abby: I have been married for 40 years. Like all married couples, we have had our ups and downs, but we have a good marriage. We have two children and five grandchildren. I wouldn’t change anything, except I never had an engagement ring. My husband has bought jewelry for me over the years, but never what I really want – a diamond ring. I have hinted to him over the last few years, left jewelry store catalogs and enlisted my sister-inlaw to TELL him. He can afford it. But he just won’t buy one for me. He has been financially helpful to our children and is generous to charity. But when it comes to this, it’s becoming clear that he thinks I am just not worth it. It seems my needs always come last, and this is just one more. Any comments? – Disengaged In Florida Dear Disengaged: Yes. Diamonds are minerals that have been marketed to the public to seem like something more. Do not let this negatively affect your relationship with your husband. If a diamond

DEAR ABBY Jeanne Phillips ring is what you want, then consider buying one for yourself. You wouldn’t be the first woman to do it, and you won’t be the last. Dear Abby: My girlfriend of 18 months, whom I love with all my heart, just learned an ex-boyfriend passed away. They dated on and off for 10 years, and she’s inconsolable. After their relationship ended, she married someone else and divorced. I am having a really hard time with how she’s handling this. Can you please help? – Current Mr. Right In Rhode Island Dear Current Mr. Right: Your girlfriend may not be mourning the death of her former flame as much as she’s grieving a burial of 10 years of her history. Give her time and let her share her feelings with you. If you do, it will bring you closer. Do NOT allow jealousy to enter into the picture. Dear Abby: I have a problem

dealing with shopping mall kiosk operators. Many of them are outright obnoxious. They block your way and insist that you listen to their pitch or try their product. They might say something nice as I walk by, but if I answer, it is a guaranteed lead-in to a sales pitch. I feel bad for not replying, but it’s the only way. I know they are trying to make a living, but I can see their product as I walk by. If it’s something I’m interested in, I’ll stop and ask. Otherwise, I think they should respect my privacy. Am I wrong for feeling this way? – Bothered In Tempe, Ariz. Dear Bothered: Not at all. If a stranger speaks to you, no rule of etiquette compels you to reply. When one of these salespeople starts to pitch you, all you need to say is, “Not interested!” and keep walking. However, if someone attempts to physically restrain you, it should be reported to the mall management because that is going too far. • Write Dear Abby at www.

Over-the-counter painkillers will treat fractured rib Dear Doctor K: I recently broke a couple of ribs, and the pain is so bad I can hardly move. I can’t sleep at night and I can’t take a deep breath. I went to the doctor, but he said there isn’t much he can do. I was surprised that he didn’t even tape up my ribs. Is there anything I can do to help my ribs heal quicker and ease my discomfort? Dear Reader: I understand why you ask the question. If you’ve ever fractured a bone, it has probably been put in a plaster cast or a splint. Keeping the broken parts of the bone from moving helps the bone heal and reduces the pain. The pain from a fracture generally occurs when the broken parts of the bone move. You know the old joke: “I’m OK, doc. It only hurts when I move.” And rib fractures, like any fracture, do hurt. So, why didn’t your doctor try to keep your broken ribs from moving by taping your ribs? Here’s the dilemma: Your ribs have to move every time you take a breath. And we all need to breathe. In addition, after a rib fracture, the surrounding bones and muscles generally hold the bones together well enough on their own. Over time, the fracture

ASK DOCTOR K Anthony L. Komaroff heals and the pain goes away. But that doesn’t mean that nothing can be done to ease your discomfort in the meantime. For any fracture, it’s important to relieve pain. Relatively high doses of painkillers available over-the-counter can be sufficient. That includes acetaminophen (Tylenol) and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin) or naproxen (Aleve). If these do not provide sufficient relief, your doctor should prescribe a more potent prescription painkiller. I have prescribed narcotic pain relievers such as codeine to ease the pain of rib fractures. Your doctor should also make sure that nothing more serious has happened. Sometimes a broken rib punctures an artery and causes internal bleeding around the lung, which can cause shortness of breath. Rarely, a broken rib can cause a “punctured lung,” or pneumothorax, in which the lung collapses and air enters the

space around the lung. This can cause severe pain and shortness of breath. Occasionally, fluid or air collects outside the lung and squeezes the lung. This also can cause shortness of breath. How do people fracture ribs? By far the most common cause is trauma. Another cause is coughing – really strong, repeated coughing. Every time a person coughs, the muscles and bones (ribs) of the chest are working extremely hard. Air is coming out of your mouth at hundreds of miles an hour. The force of coughing can sometimes break a rib, even a healthy rib. However, when a patient of mine breaks a rib from coughing, I usually do testing to look for conditions that can weaken ribs – particularly a cancer that has spread to the bones. It’s a rare cause of rib fractures, but it can occur. I’ve never seen a patient with a broken rib caused by cancer. It’s always been someone like you, and it always has healed completely.

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

Public schools should educate all young people Dr. Wallace: I’m 18 and will complete my junior year in a few months. I have a miserable home life. Both of my parents drink a lot, and my father physically abuses my mother on a regular basis. I should be graduating this year, but I had to stay out of school for a year when I was 10 because of an illness. I had planned to move to Denver and live with a friend and his family and complete my senior year there, but when I checked into doing this, I was told by a Denver school official that I couldn’t attend school there because my parents didn’t live in Denver. Is there anything I can do to get the official to change his mind? Even if they won’t, I’m moving to Denver, but I’d really like to be able to finish my high school education there. – Ryan, Houston, Tex. Dear Ryan: The information you received from the Denver school administrator was in error. Since you are 18, you can establish residency in Denver without having your parents live there. Contact the Denver School District again and send along a copy of your letter to me with my response. If for any reason that doesn’t bring the desired results, seek the services of a member of Denver Legal Aid Services. The public schools are there to educate all young people, not to put up roadblocks for a teen seeking an education. Dr. Wallace: I met Dave at my best friend’s birthday party and we hit it off really well. We started dating on a regular basis and have now been in a steady relationship for about three months. Not long after we started dating, he start-

’TWEEN 12 & 20 Robert Wallace ed giving me suggestions like “You should let your hair grow longer, it would make you look more feminine,” and “That purple nail polish makes you look cheap – don’t wear it any more.” He’s also been telling me what to eat so I can “lose a few pounds.” This is starting to bother me, and my sister says I should definitely dump him because he’s a “real toad.” What is your advice? – Nameless, Moncton, N.B., Canada. Dear Nameless: Sis has given you the correct advice on this one! This guy has a possessive personality and the more he gets to know you, the more possessive he becomes. His main interest is in being able to control you. My advice is to end this relationship. Dr. Wallace: We seem to have an abundance of teenage pregnancies. How do we compare with other nations in this regard? – Brittany, Batavia Dear Brittany: The U.S. has the highest teen pregnancy rate in the Western industrialized world. It’s not that American teens are more immoral, it’s more likely they are less informed. American parents and American schools, on the whole, do not satisfactorily teach sex education. According to the Coalition Concerned with Adolescent Pregnancy, one-third of America’s present 14-year-old girls will become pregnant before age 20. • Email Dr. Robert Wallace at rwallace@



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By DANA BARBUTO More Content Now In “Divergent,” teenagers are forced to choose one of five conflicting factions to join based on their personalities. Actor Mekhi Phifer, who plays Max, leader of Dauntless, the bravest group in the film’s dystopian society, said he’s glad he didn’t have to pick his future in adolescence. “When I was 16, I didn’t know what was going on or what I wanted to do. That would have been a tough decision. To put that much pressure on a 16-yearold when they haven’t even gone out into the world yet is crazy. That would have been a tough one, but I probably would have chosen Dauntless,” said Phifer, 39. Phifer’s life-altering decision would come a few years later, when the 19-year-old Harlem resident attended a casting call for Spike Lee’s “Clockers.” Lee took a chance on an unknown newcomer, casting him as a young Brooklyn drug dealer. Phifer beat out nearly 1,000 other aspiring actors for the lead role. “That was the best decision I ever made. I wouldn’t be here in Boston, right now, talking to you,” Phifer said during a publicity stop at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel to promote “Divergent.” Opening March, 21, “Divergent” is the first installment adapted from Veronica Roth’s smash-hit young adult trilogy. Shailene Woodley (“The Descendants”) stars as Tris, the young heroine who is a Divergent, meaning she fits into more than one faction, making her a threat to society’s peace. Theo James (last seen on TV as a corpse in Lady Mary’s bed on “Downton Abbey”) stars opposite her. Like “Twilight” and “The Hunger Games,” hype surrounds the “Divergent” franchise. A sequel, “Insurgent,” begins shooting later this spring and Oscar-winner Akiva Goldsman (“A Beautiful Mind”) is writing the screenplay. Robert Schwentke (“R.I.P.D.”) is replacing Neil Burger (“Limitless”) behind the camera. After nearly two decades since he first shot to fame in “Clockers” and later in “8 Mile” and five seasons on “ER,” Phifer said he’s prepared for the fan-frenzy “Divergent” will likely stir. “I am not nervous about it or anything. This is what I do. I look forward to having fun with the comic-cons and all that kind

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Mekhi Phifer plays Max, the leader of the Dauntless Faction, in the movie “Divergent.” of fun stuff. I know what to expect, for the most part,” Phifer said. Phifer said his biggest challenge with Max was developing a character who doesn’t have a lot of screen time. “I knew he was the leader. I knew what the faction was. I wanted to play him no-nonsense, very strict and straightforward in what he wants and expects out of his mates,” Phifer said, adding that his part becomes bigger in the next movie. “I’m looking forward to seeing what they write for the second one because I don’t even fully know who Max is yet. I have an idea. I have an ideology but I don’t know what his background is yet. In this first installment, they are establishing characters, focusing on Shailene (Woodley) and Theo (James), our leads.” “Divergent’s” cast also features Ashley Judd, Jai Courtney, Ray Stevenson, Zoe Kravitz, Miles Teller, Tony Goldwyn, Ansel Elgort, Maggie Q and Kate Winslet. Identity, and how that is figured out, is a big theme in the film. “This is an extreme way of finding yourself,” Phifer said. “The thing I like about the story is it speaks to a younger audience, but it’s also kind of adultthemed, from political to socio-economic stuff. There’s a lot of things you can get out of it theme-wise. But, I guess in some

way it does put in their mind: ‘Where are you trying to go in society? What do you want to do? Who do you want to be?’ I’m going through that with my son, who’s 14, my oldest. I’m constantly asking him ‘What ... do you want to do?’ He doesn’t have a clue yet. I can only imagine if he was 16 and had to make those choices. I’d be nervous for him.” In addition to “Divergent,” Phifer also has a recurring role on Showtime’s “House of Lies,” which reunites him with (“my guy”) Don Cheadle. He also just wrapped a TV movie, “A Day Late and a Dollar Short,” with Ving Rames and Whoopi Goldberg. Two years ago, he took a shot on Broadway in the dark family comedy “Stick Fly” from Boston playwright Lydia R. Diamond. “I loved performing every night for hundreds of people,” Phifer said, pausing before adding: “You know, acting has taken me all over the world and introduced me to so many different people, artists, musicians, celebrities,” including, his “8 Mile” co-star, Eminem. “That’s my boy. He threw my name in a song and forever immortalized me,” Phifer said about the song “Lose Yourself” from the “8 Mile” soundtrack.

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TODAY – You will have to streamline your agenda this year. Although it’s exciting to have varied interests, you must narrow your focus to address the most important challenges. If you keep your commitments to a minimum, you will find it easier to reach your goals. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) – An encounter with an old friend may open up past wounds. Get any issues out in the open and clear the air. Put history behind you, and move on. ARIES (March 21-April 19) – You may feel that no matter what you do, you aren’t getting any farther ahead. Don’t expect others to be sympathetic. Rather than complain, plug away until you reach your goal. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) – There are many interesting events underway that won’t break your budget. Include the ones you love in your plans. Put aside any demands that are weighing you down and have some fun. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) – Expect someone to break a promise or let you down. Even though you are disappointed, resist the urge to seek revenge. Chalk it up to experience and continue to do your own thing. CANCER (June 21-July 22) – You can make a valuable connection. The time is right to share your skills and ideas. Collaborating with an unusual partner will result in a new moneymaking venture. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) – There is no need to be confined to doing the same thing over and over again. Be inventive, use your imagination and be open to new experiences. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) – You need a change at home, but before getting started on an improvement project, you should consult those who share your space. You may end up undoing what has already been completed. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) – Love is on the rise. Be alert to what is happening around you. Don’t reveal personal information up front. Someone may be trying to sabotage your plans. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) – Believe in what you do. There will always be someone who tries to change your opinion or criticize your ideas. Welcome any helpful advice and ignore the negative remarks. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) – Stay close to home, where you feel safe and comfortable. Giving in to emotional vulnerability in social settings will lower your confidence. A minor disagreement can escalate rapidly. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) – Follow up on any financial leads that manifest themselves. A profitable investment is likely if you play your cards right. Listen carefully to any complaints and be honest about your feelings. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) – Positive changes are heading your way. Your talents and capabilities are gaining momentum and attention. Taking on too much at once will be your downfall. Pick and choose wisely.

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floors, cabinets for storage, a deep utility sink, ironing board and plenty of room for baskets. Upstairs are the two remaining bedrooms and over-sized loft, all with the same quality hardwood flooring as downstairs. Each of the bedrooms has its own bathroom and doors leading to a private patio. Even the loft has doors accessing a patio. The full basement in this home is ready for whatever your dream is for it - framed, wired, and plumbed for an additional bedroom, game room, theater, hobby room and gym. This irresistible home also has a gas fireplace, a circular brick driveway that is run with hot water lines underneath, a security system, zoned heating and air conditioning systems, a 3.5-space garage, a full unfinished attic, a central vacuum, and an intercom system. The home is on a corner golf course lot, and the grounds are professionally and beautifully landscaped, with in-ground lawn sprinklers. Amenities include a clubhouse with a pool, a park and playground, sidewalks and a gated entry. Call Rosemary West, with RE/MAX Professionals Select, soon for a tour of this stunning property. Rosemary can be reached at (815) 729-1814 or (630) 807-9700, or emailed at The property may also be viewed at

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Live in luxury and feel as if you were on a vacation for life in this spectacular contemporary California-style manor on golf course. Everything about this home says elegant and distinguished, with a touch of an international flair. The stove is an Italian import, perfect for preparing true gourmet cuisine. The hardwood floors are Brazilian cherry, spreading their warm glow throughout the home, and the house plan itself was drawn by a California architect. The landscape, though, has all the beauty of Midwestern countryside, including panoramic views of the verdant golf course, five separate patios that span a total of more than a thousand square feet, and a lovely heated in-ground pool with lighting and a fountain. Inside, the architecture is open and dramatic, with a floor plan that flows easily from one room to another and is ideal for entertaining. The gourmet designer kitchen has stainless steel appliances and striking cabinetry, a breakfast bar, a large island, and additional table space. The expansive 32x27 family room is right off the kitchen with sliding glass doors to the main patio. Many memories are to be made in this home’s formal dining room, which is bathed in light from the room’s generous windows. The living room, great room and den are also on the main floor of this home, lending their grace for entertaining, playing with children, or just relaxing with a good book in front of the fireplace. The living room has classic soaring ceilings and a double door entrance. The two-story great room lifts the soul with 30-foot ceilings and a magnificent curved wall of windows with a gorgeous sweeping view of the grounds. The den has its own full bath and can also be used as an office, an additional bedroom or an in-law arrangement. The master bedroom and a second bedroom are also on the main level, as is the laundry room. The master bedroom is a luxurious suite with tray ceilings, a sitting area, and his and her walk-in closets already plumbed for additional laundry facilities. The full master bath has gorgeous tile work, dual sinks, a whirlpool, and a separate shower featuring controls and 16 shower heads. A second bedroom on the main floor also has a private bath, along with plenty of storage and its own patio door. The laundry room has ceramic

ABOUT THIS PROPERTY Address: 10 Ruffled Feathers Drive, Lemont, IL Size: 5,832 square feet. Living room 18x14; family room 32x27; great room 18x17; den 16x12; kitchen 28x24; dining room 18x14; breakfast room 17x16; loft 24x24; master bedroom 23x16; second bedroom 17x16; third bedroom 19x17; fourth bedroom 18x17; laundry room 14x13. Price: $1,499,000 For more information: Contact Rosemary West with RE/MAX Professionals Select at (815) 729-1814 or (630) 807-9700, or email her at RosemaryWest1@comcast. net. The property may also be viewed at

Brick duplex. 2 beds, 2 baths. Recently remodeled kitchen with granite and stainless steel. Great location. Offered at $280,000 Tom Mulvey, Managing Broker, 730-1900 x20. MLS # 08543321

Ranch-style townhome. 2 beds, 2 baths. Hardwood floors, crown molding, many upgrades. Offered at Jane $175,000 Hopkins, 730-1900 x23. MLS#08543451

1612 West Acres Road, Joliet

2734 Lake Shore Drive, Joliet

Ranch home with 3 beds, 1 bath. Great location. Newer windows. Full basement. Nice backyard with patio. Offered at $104,900 Tom Mulvey, Managing Broker, 730-1900 x20. MLS # 08549627

Ground level ranch. 2 beds, 2 baths. Hardwood flrs on first floor. Back deck overlooks the lake. Finished basement. Offered at $164,900 Jane Hopkins, 730-1900 x23. MLS # 08416480 815-730-1900

1300 W. Jefferson St. Joliet, IL 60435

Tom Mulvey

Jane Hopkins

Tim Brophy

CRB, CRS, GRI Managing Broker

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REAL ESTATE TRANSACTIONS BOLINGBROOK $121,001, 320 Homestead Dr, Bolingbrook 60440-2524, 02-12-203-023-0000, Hud To Mohammed Faizullah Bukhari, January 6 $315,000, 350 S Palmer Dr, Bolingbrook 60490-2041, 02-18-302-011-0000, Jayandra Dhakal To Kyle M Hoag & Jessica Hoag, August 23 $170,000, 346 Marian Ct, Bolingbrook 60440-2118, 02-11-206-037-0000, Fannie Mae To Michael Gregg & Kellie Gregg, January 16 $205,000, 343 Drake Ave, Bolingbrook 60490-3103, 02-17-303-040-0000, A & A Property Solutions Inc To Jon M Clairmont & Nicole M Clairmont, December 6 $154,000, 360 N Pinecrest Rd, Bolingbrook 60440-2162, 02-12-104-016-0000, Kelliher Trust To James P Quinn, December 4 $101,000, 301 Melody Ct, Bolingbrook 60440-2879, 02-15-107-075-1006, Fannie Mae To Oheneba Boateng, December 26 $135,000, 250 Seabury Rd, Bolingbrook 60440-2412, 02-11-403-017-0000, Shahan Ahmad To Devin C Allen, December 17 $63,500, 297 Dupage Dr, Bolingbrook 60440-1715, 02-09-424-008-0000, Edythe Wahl To Olivia Perez Gonzales, November 25 $145,000, 250 Galewood Dr, Bolingbrook 60440-2713, 02-16-212-026-0000, Leonard D Schumal To Francisco J Sanchez Jr & Silvia Sanchez, November 15 $531,000, 364 Gehrig Cir, Bolingbrook 60440-1828, 02-10-105-011-0000, Aftin Tamara Haymon To Robert Bermes, September 16 $99,000, 367 Lakeview Cir, Bolingbrook 60440-1999, 02-10-222-002-0000, American Homes 4 Rent Llc To Angelika E Pytka, November 14 $103,500, 329 Marian Ct, Bolingbrook 60440-2118, 02-11-206-030-0000, Wells Fargo Bank Trustee To Luis A Aragon, December 9 $234,000, 277 S Palmer Dr, Bolingbrook 60490-2126, 02-18-308-022-0000, Joseph E Grek To Mark C Kobernick, November 14 $125,000, 360 Ruth Cir, Bolingbrook 60440-1840, 02-10-103-005-0000, Diane M Kidd To Efren Aguilera & Joaquina Aguilera, January 9 CHANNAHON $66,000, 25460 S Fryer St, Channahon 60410-5095, 10-17-322-006-0000, Deutsche Bank Natl Trt Co Ttee To Kathleen Smith, December 16 $230,000, 26326 W Silver Stream Dr, Channahon 60410-3450, 10-18-303-0030000, Federal Home Loan Mtg Corp To Bradley Freeman, December 23 $111,250, 25336 S Canal St, Channahon 60410-5103, 10-17-314-010-0000, Hud To Kirby Lynn Feeney, October 17 CREST HILL

$90,251, 2506 Springside Dr, Crest Hill 60403-5197, 03-36-401-023-0000, Hud To Patricia Ellen Whitlock, November 21 JOLIET $225,000, 34 Coventry Chase, Joliet 60431-9250, 06-14-202-016-1000, Middleton Trust To Joseph Haake & Marianne Haake, January 13 $185,000, 3810 Thoroughbred Ln, Joliet 60435-9072, 03-24-214-003-0000, Kendall Partners Ltd To Robert E Strawn, August 7 $113,000, 2607 Par Four Ln, Joliet 604361000, 06-13-203-020-1000, Bertsch Trust To Kevin Shelton, November 25 $90,000, 2678 Crescenzo Dr, Joliet 604361051, 06-13-203-013-1002, Jjl Matters Inc To Marion Pasciak, December 23 $58,000, 350 N Hickory St, Joliet 604357581, 07-09-402-010-0000, Bmo Harris Bank Na To Gabriela Sanchez, January 10 $265,000, 25432 W Black Rd, Joliet 60404-8603, 06-05-300-013-0000, Robyn J Coyne To Adam J Witt & Tracy A Witt, December 30 $115,000, 2708 Fairway Dr, Joliet 604355224, 06-12-404-004-0000, Raymond H Carnaghi Estate To Kelly Batjes, January 27 $123,000, 3524 Juniper Ave, Joliet 604312828, 06-02-205-002-0000, John H Kelly To Randy R Mustonen, December 13 $170,000, 3368 Thomas Hickey Dr, Joliet 60431-1651, 03-35-409-002-0000, Douglas L Johnson To Daniel J Romano & Sarah M Swift, December 27 $101,000, 3567 Tyler Dr Unit 5, Joliet 60431-8787, 03-35-210-043-0000, Fannie Mae To Andrew J Evans & Denise M Evans, December 27 $150,000, 3613 Cleary Ave, Joliet 604312781, 06-02-104-020-0000, Wilmington Trust Co Trustee To Ronald F Blessen Jr & Kimberly Blessen, December 12 $137,000, 3622 Indian Head Ln, Joliet 60435-1585, 03-24-107-035-0000, Federal National Mortgage Assn To Jonathan Hartwell, December 12 $123,000, 3701 Sumac Dr, Joliet 604359069, 03-24-217-025-0000, Federal Home Loan Mtg Corp To Sandra Gedminas, December 23 $138,000, 3708 Sumac Dr, Joliet 604359066, 03-24-218-010-0000, Fannie Mae To Luis Panduro & Josefina Meraz, September 4 $145,000, 3760 Buck Ave, Joliet 604312712, 06-02-107-015-0000, Michael W Kurkamp To Ryan Knutson, January 13 $130,000, 3843 Jonathan Simpson Dr, Joliet 60431-8707, 06-02-116-008-0000, James H Rovy To Timothy Alan Kopecky & Kelly Kosiek, November 7 $240,000, 3521 Indian Head Ln, Joliet 60435-8775, 03-24-309-010-0000, Juan Dejesus Jr To Steven J Bogdan & Autumn K Bogdan, December 2 $88,000, 318 Dwight Ave, Joliet 604361919, 07-17-112-009-0000, Francisco J Becerra To Marcos M Gutierrez, January 22 $199,000, 3007 Deer Path Dr, Joliet 60435-4908, 06-12-301-014-0000, Talbot Trust To Michael H Denison, November 14 $120,000, 3412 Juniper Ave, Joliet 60431-

2826, 06-02-205-008-0000, Scott A Cook To Marcis A Dubois & Lauren N Dubois, December 30 $194,000, 3237 Oakwood Dr, Joliet 604314841, 06-11-207-034-0000, Dastych Trust To Delores Brittain, December 6 $135,000, 3012 Evergreen Dr, Joliet 60435-1122, 03-24-308-004-0000, Amy T Gorecki To Kirk A Less, December 10 $100,000, 3044 Woodside Dr, Joliet 60431-8827, 03-26-203-063-0000, C S Balasubramanian To Christopher Brian Vosnos, January 12 $105,000, 2921 Woodside Dr, Joliet 60431-8823, 03-26-203-092-0000, First Midwest Bank Trustee To Sean D Hall, January 14 $47,000, 307 Pleasant St, Joliet 604362130, 07-16-128-017-0000, Deutsche Bank Natl Trt Co Ttee To Humberto Lara, December 24 $210,000, 2906 Tucson Dr, Joliet 604329613, 08-06-408-009-0000, Bachman Trust To Adam Snyder & Nicole Snyder, December 5 $85,000, 2931 Woodside Dr, Joliet 604318823, 03-26-203-086-0000, Hud To Scott J Tyrala, December 4 $52,000, 328 S Ottawa St, Joliet 604362230, 07-16-236-016-0000, Gary M Weich To Zoie Reneau, January 17 $90,000, 3151 Caton Farm Rd, Joliet 60431-1226, 03-26-406-028-0000, Va To Carson Pond, November 27 $69,500, 312 S Raynor Ave, Joliet 604362055, 07-16-122-011-0000, First Midwest Bank Trustee To Aaron J Hartley & Katrina D Hartley, December 10 $78,500, 2851 Heritage Dr Unit 20, Joliet 60435-4706, 06-12-317-020-1000, Roberta M Carroll To Lamar Wooley, November 15 $84,000, 2851 Heritage Dr Apt 2a, Joliet 60435-4708, 06-12-317-020-1000, Evelyn D Pagnusat To Ruth A Delara, November 19 $54,000, 2899 Heritage Dr Unit 28, Joliet 60435-0301, 06-12-312-006-1000, Edward M Rauba To Melissa Martin, November 22 $170,000, 2726 Lake Shore Dr, Joliet 60431-1097, 03-26-410-019-0000, Parenti Trust To Brian R Vancamp Jr, November 18 $148,000, 2727 Lancaster Dr, Joliet 60433-1737, 08-18-207-005-0000, Ann M Woods To Anthony J Contos Jr & Jillian M Contos, January 8 LEMONT $417,000, 32 Deer Ln, Lemont 604392917, 22-32-115-003-0000, Chicago Title Land Trt Co Ttee To David Klaas & Jennifer Klaas, January 24 $450,000, 16685 Pasture Dr, Lemont 60439-4586, 22-31-112-004-0000, Beechen & Dill Homes Inc To Eric R Storck & Nichole C Storck, February 20 $499,000, 12813 Tullamore Ln, Lemont 60439-2777, 22-35-204-003-0000, Castletown Homes Inc To Brian J Reid & Kathleen M Reid, February 10 LOCKPORT $127,000, 306 Macintyre St, Lockport 60441-2734, 04-13-310-011-0000, David

Januski To Bryan C Tenegal & Robyn J Tenegal, December 10 $109,000, 360 High Rd, Lockport 604417450, 04-02-203-007-0000, Nicholas Zager To Priscilla Reed & Scott L Reed, January 20 $61,000, 316 Laurie Dr, Lockport 604413211, 04-13-403-001-0000, James Heist To Robert Wagner, December 4 $80,000, 317 Stuart Rd, Lockport 604412740, 04-13-310-018-0000, Joan L Severt To Sean Oneal & Judi Oneal, January 4 MANHATTAN $209,000, 24944 Lismore Ln, Manhattan 60442-8141, 12-17-106-018-0000, James Kozar To Katie Krueger & Jusitn Kozar, November 29 $197,500, 314 Calla Dr, Manhattan 60442-9100, 12-21-125-008-0000, Denise M Jones To Patrick N Kenny & Jodi L Kenny, December 17 $250,000, 24333 S Clydesdale Ct, Manhattan 60442-1479, 12-07-404-040-0000, Blarney Partners Llc To Robert G Bilek & Kelly M Bilek, January 30 $127,000, 250 Marion St, Manhattan 60442-9353, 12-17-303-029-1009, Joseph M Boseo To Joy M Thalacker, November 13 $235,000, 25438 Shannon Dr, Manhattan 60442-6206, 12-17-313-021-0000, Reid W Stoner To Aaron R Means & Monica R Means, December 23 $208,500, 25145 Spring St, Manhattan 60442-1402, 12-17-218-001-0000, Melissa A Culligan To Sean Huffstutler & Connie Huffstutler, January 9 $66,000, 29039 S Warner Bridge Rd, Manhattan 60442-9305, 19-07-100-0060000, Wells Fargo Bank To Brett Borrelli, December 4 $188,000, 29900 S Elevator Rd, Manhattan 60442-9691, 19-14-300-005-0000, Mark W Fleming To Andrew Tucker, December 11 $108,000, 25284 Shannon Dr, Manhattan 60442-6202, 12-17-318-009-0000, Tcf National Bank To April S Winterringer, December 11 $124,000, 25294 Faraday Rd, Manhattan 60442-6214, 12-17-317-047-0000, Federal Home Loan Mtg Corp To Robert Rabenau, November 5 $140,000, 25296 Faraday Rd 2, Manhattan 60442-6214, 12-17-317-048-0000, Juan R Avila To Jennifer L Vega, January 28 $209,000, 25338 Shannon Ct, Manhattan 60442-6208, 12-17-313-002-0000, Federal National Mortgage Assn To Lynn Ramos & Jessica Ramos, November 22 MINOOKA $138,000, 318 Vista Ct Unit A, Minooka 60447-9171, 10-06-303-009-0000, Lisa A Neri To Diana L Loeffel, November 8 NEW LENOX $115,000, 317 E Illinois Hwy, New Lenox 60451-2663, 15-08-223-110-0400, Household Finance Corp Iii To Vickie Hogan, November 18 Continued on page 58

CUSTOM HOME IN PLAINFIELD’S GRANDE PARK 26220 Oakcrest Lane… In desirable pool & clubhouse community, this one-owner home boasts beautiful millwork & wainscoting. 4 bedrooms including 19x15 master suite with bath, sitting area & two walk-in closets. Maple kitchen cabinets with granite counters, custom backsplash & stainless appliances opens to 20x18 vaulted family room with maple built-ins and 2 story fireplace. French doors to main floor den – ideal for home office. This summer, enjoy the professionally landscaped yard with paver walkways, patio & fire pit. Asking $389,000

Contact Karen Robertson at 815-482-8734 for a private showing of this lovely home. Preview even more photos at

CHANNAHON - $222,500

24445 S Tree Ridge Ct… On cul-de-sac minutes from golf course & I-55 via Bluff Rd. New windows, carpeting & fresh paint, 3 bedrooms & den up, 2.5 baths, 17x23 family room with fireplace, 4-season room, basement rec room. 24’ above ground pool, deck, and shed in large fenced backyard. Call Tom to see this home today at 815-954-7338. View multiple photos at

23843 W McClintock Rd… On half acre, 1,924 sq ft, updated roof & siding. 4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, oak cabinetry, Andersen windows, 19x11 family room, ceramic floor in 18x19 kitchen, 1st floor laundry, basement. Maintenance-free deck with gazebo. Call Donna or Rick today to see this home – preview multiple photos at

Tom Tanton 815-954-7338 815-744-1000

Rick & Donna Gray 815-955-2705 815-955-2706 815-467-3140

JOLIET - $184,000


3607 Hennepin Dr… In Grand Prairie convenient to major interstate, Plainfield Schools. Great investment is currently tenant occupied. 4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, wood laminate flooring thru 1st floor, vaulted family room with fireplace & skylights, new stainless appliances, basement. Above-ground pool in fenced backyard. Contact Susie at 815-2635988 for your private showing – preview multiple photos at

2410 Boxwood Ln...Caton Farm to Autumn Fields to Boxwood - Bank-owned almost 3000 sq ft home on large corner lot. Fresh paint, new carpeting, 4 bedrooms, 10x12 loft, main floor den. Hardwood floor in 19x10 kitchen opens to family room with fireplace. Basement is plumbed for additional bath. Just reduced to $275,000. Gina Schaal greets you at the open house today or call Karen at 815-482-8734 for a private showing. Preview multiple photos at

OPEN HOUSE Susie Scheuber 815-263-5988 815-744-1000

Karen Robertson 815-482-8734 815-609-4360

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CHANNAHON - $192,000

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1339 Buell Ave, Joliet 2410 Boxwood Ln, Plainfield MLS 08425860…Off Midland Ave - Lake Lawn MLS 08526649…Off Caton Farm - Bank-owned in condo, 2br, 1.5ba, wood laminate flring in kit & Autumn Fields. Fresh paint, new carpet, 4br, loft, 19x14 liv rm, $67,999 Jim Skorupa 815-693-2970 den. $275,000 Gina Schaal 815-693-6517

1422 Woodbridge Rd, Unit 3B, Joliet 1702 Oneida St, Joliet MLS 08528450…Woodlawn Terrace condo, 1br, liv/ MLS 08502380…All brick ranch is great starter or din w/fpl. In-unit laundry, underground gar, $64,900 investment. Both bedrooms w/hardwood flrs, bsmt, fenced back, $103,900 John Bohrer 815-545-8072 Melissa Bell, Managing Broker 815-342-3400

1000 Flagstaff Ln, Joliet 3453 Lockner Blvd, Joliet 2402 Vesta Dr, Joliet 1210 Glen Mor Dr, Shorewood 25250 Shady Glen Dr, Channahon MLS 08530204… Bank owned in Bee Dee MLS 08553462…Plainfield Schools, fin lower w/4th MLS 08427490…3br ranch, Plainfield Schools, MLS 08471384…Ranch duplex backs to the stocked MLS 08529274…In the Carriage Homes at Ravine Highlands. New carpet, 2,395 sq ft, 4br, fam rm w/ & 5th br, full bath 2nd kit ideal for related living! vaulted ceilings in liv rm w/stone fpl & kit, $145,000 pond in Fox Bend. 2br, 1.5ba, 18x15 liv rm opens to Woods, 1800+ sq ft duplex w/1st flr master, 2br & fpl, bsmt. $246,500 Karen Robertson 815-482-8734 $234,900 Doug Martin 847-804-0293 Rosalie D’Andrea, Managing Broker 815-263-8641 patio, $159,900 Marie Clucas 815-325-4966 loft up. Rick Gray, Managing Broker 815-955-2705

25801 S Brookfield Ct, Channahon 608 Prairie View Dr, Minooka 1530 Balboa Dr, Minooka 1507 Kempton St, Joliet 2649 Canyon Dr, Plainfield MLS 08490679…Remodeled kit, wood laminate MLS 08534234…Bank owned Chestnut Ridge end-unit MLS 08554824…In Summerfield, 3br incl 11x16 MLS 08491043…Bank owned in Neustoneshire, MLS 08528255…End-unit in Aspen Falls. Dark flring in all 3br & 23x14 liv rm. Full bath in bsmt, townhouse, as low as 5% down, no SSA, 2br, lookout master, 2.5ba, kit w/maple cabs opens to fam rm. as low as 5% down, Minooka Schools, 2,414 sq ft, hardwood flrs thruout, 2br, loft, updated kit & baths, bsmt. $120,750 Karen Robertson 815-482-8734 Bsmt rec rm. $192,900 Marie Clucas 815-325-4966 4br, loft, $199,999 Karen Robertson 815-609-4360 fin bsmt, $128,000 Cathy Zwirblis 815-370-8281 $189,900 Bryan Kasprisin 815-725-6260

15108 S Dillman St, Plainfield 24951 Thornberry Dr, Plainfield 14606 Paul Revere Ln, Plainfield 12711 Wexford Dr, Plainfield 522 Ca Crest Dr, Shorewood MLS 08526570…Vintage home in-town. Hardwood MLS 08502418…In Dayfield, 2,900 sq ft, 4br, 2.5ba, MLS 08500651…Townhouse in Patriot Square, 2br MLS 08554701…Energy efficient home in King’s MLS 08556657...Updated split-level w/14x24 fam flrs, 2 br, 2 full baths, updated kit, $189,900 Lora 2 story liv rm opens to great rm, fin bsmt, $365,000 incl 17x13 master, loft, 10x27 liv/din combo, 2 car Crossing, 3,575 sq ft, 5br, 4ba, recently fin bsmt, rm w/woodstove & 4th bedroom. Remodeled kit, Lausch, Managing Broker 815-953-3132 Sara Young, Managing Broker 815-685-5090 gar, $161,500 Lesa Meade 815-483-7233 $175,000 Donna Leonard 630-936-0984 $438,500 Julie Tobolski 630-699-6340

4800 Lobelia Ct, Plainfield 1991 Wedgewood Cir, Romeoville 1946 W Helen Dr, Romeoville 341 Richmond Dr, Romeoville 13918 Cambridge Cir, Plainfield MLS 08550937…Bank owned in Prairie Trail, new MLS 08554693…Bank owned in Lakewood Falls, MLS 08551880…Bank owned, Plainfield Schools, MLS 08549630…Remodeled Lakewood Falls MLS 08556668...2 story condo in Cambridge at the carpet, 4br, fam rm fpl, bsmt, $194,900 w/warranty Plainfield Schools, new carpet & appliances, 4br, 2,128 sq ft, new carpet, 4br, $209,900 w/warranty duplex, Plainfield Schools, 1,382 sq ft, 3br, 2.5ba, Reserves, 1652 sq ft, 2 big bedrooms, 14x11 loft, 2.5ba, $224,900 Erik Gustafson 331-465-1013 to owner occupant. Erin Hill 630-336-5962 to owner occupant. Erin Hill 630-336-5962 great rm fpl, $152,900 Ellen Williams 815-483-5788 $129,900 Lucy Dzurnik 815-351-3472


LOCAL SALES OFFICES Joliet 815-744-1000 Shorewood 815-207-4002 Plainfield 815-609-4360 Plainfield 815-436-2232 Channahon 815-467-3140


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Call Kathy Dames of RE/MAX Ultimate Professionals at 815/693-8336 today!


WELL MAINTAINED, UPDATED AND PERFECT 3 Bed/2 Bath brick ranch. Updated eat-in kitchen with cherry cabinets, corian ctops & newer SS appliances. Huge master bedroom, jetted tub in main bath. Full, dry partially finished basement with updated full bath and large rec room! Fenced yard. $134,900. Deb Olson 815-955-0428

Custom built in 2002, this 3600 sq. ft. home backs to a large aerated pond in Shorewood where Minooka schools serve the neighborhood. Expansive kitchen & family room, living rm, dining rm, den & laundry/mud room all on 1st floor! Beautiful hardwood & fireplace offered. Never ending master suite, large bedrooms + bonus room. Full basement/3 car garage! $375,000! Call Mark Meers today (815)347-7900. Additional info:

Mark Meers Spring Realty 815-347-7900

Deb Olson Realty Executives Success 815-955-0428



Directions: Rt. 59 to 135th W To Kerr St.

Beautiful home in excellent condition offering 3BRS, a large kitchen w/maple cabs & SS appls, sunroom, cozy front porch, huge yard w/workshop & storage shed, new roof, furnace & a/c. There’s peaceful views all around and additional lot across the street for water access. $145,000 – Call Nancy Hibler today!

• Stunning Home in Sought After 202 School District! • 2-Story Foyer Opens to Formal Living & Dining Rooms! • Gourmet Kitchen w/ Striking Cabs, Granite & Large Island! • 2-Story Family Room w/ Wall of Windows & Soaring Fireplace!

• Luxurious Master Suite w/ Luxury Master Bath! • Entertainment Sized Deck & Patio Overlooks Expansive Yard! • This 4 Bedroom Beauty Truly Has it All! Don’t Miss This! • Price Just Slashed!








Rosemary West RE/MAX Professionals Select 630-807-9700

Nancy Hibler Karges Realty 815-725-1700 815-263-5791

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4500 square feet of stunning luxury in popular Kipling Estates, Shorewood with all Minooka schools! Great value 4 bedroom plus loft and main floor den or 5th bedroom! First floor 9 ft. ceilings, vaulted ceilings & 2-story foyer with dual staircase! Custom upgrades includestainless, granite, and hardwood thruout! Enjoy formal dining room, large 1st floor laundry room, & living room with vaulted ceiling and sunny windows, bringing in natural light. Exquisite formal dining room with dimming lights. Elegant 26x17 gourmet kitchen (and 15x10 breakfast area too!) featuring hardwood floors and Brazilian cherry cabinets, walk in pantry, all stainless appliances, island & more! Sliding side doors lead you to large brick paver patio great for entertaining! Open floor plan enjoys a 25x15 family room with gas fireplace, framed with granite tiles! All 4 bedrooms boast walk in closets! Amazing 26x17 master bedroom with tray ceiling, 20 ft. walk in closet & spa bath with soaking tub, shower, and dual sinks! Upgraded molding throughout home - 3 car garage, full basement, professional landscaping, and custom oversized stamped patio! Home is located in Kipling Estates, a country club community with clubhouse, pool, exercise facility, parks, ponds, and bike paths! Stunning home with a stunning price! Asking only 379,900…

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$200,000, 2913 Sheffield Dr, New Lenox 60451-1539, 08-18-209-011-0000, Geraldine Stanfa To Dennis M Madden, November 18 $290,000, 3514 Edgecreek Ct, New Lenox 60451-8607, 08-05-376-028-0000, Mary Beth Carroll To Glenn E Fabish & Victoria A Fabish, December 13 $105,000, 329 Poplar Ln, New Lenox 60451-1450, 08-15-109-012-0000, Daniel Gonzalez To Ector A Hernandez & Margarita Hernandez, November 19 $258,041, 2889 Joela Dr, New Lenox 60451-3530, 08-18-408-040-0000, Marquette Bank Trustee To Bridget M Nolan, December 6 $296,500, 2854 Cole Ln, New Lenox 60451-2634, 08-33-405-014-0000, Winslow Ventures Corp To Michael Q Romano & Mary Romano, January 14 $290,000, 2820 Cole Ln, New Lenox 60451-2634, 08-33-405-010-0000, Federal Home Loan Mtg Corp To James F Hynes, November 5 $340,000, 2817 Gannet Ln, New Lenox 60451-9265, 08-24-414-018-0000, Tyler A Heinze To Christie Krsek, December 10 $240,000, 336 E Circle Dr, New Lenox 60451-9761, 08-24-206-005-0000, Renee L Nikonchuk To Elyse Lorraine Nikonchuk, November 12 $265,000, 3313 Avondale Ln, New Lenox

60451-8611, 08-05-302-009-0000, Dean R Russell To Michael Blonda & Bonnie Blonda, January 9 $160,000, 364 Old Hickory Rd, New Lenox 60451-1688, 08-16-104-018-0000, Federal Home Loan Mtg Corp To Andrew Katsaounis, October 30 PLAINFIELD $150,000, 2604 Labrecque Dr, Plainfield 60586-6959, 03-30-404-017-0000, Federal National Mortgage Assn To Nicole Dammann, October 3 $211,500, 2903 Discovery Dr, Plainfield 60586-2619, 03-30-221-006-0000, Olisa Ann Robinson To Jesyl Marie S Conejar, November 20 $150,000, 2712 Steamboat Cir, Plainfield 60586-6677, 03-29-406-002-0000, Elizabeth A Martino To David Greenwald, December 30 $174,000, 2710 Snowmass Ct, Plainfield 60586-6675, 03-29-406-023-0000, Francisco P Catuncan To Jose Salas & Zully Salas, December 10 $99,000, 26316 W Cameron Ct, Plainfield 60585-9571, 01-03-103-013-0000, Bki Stewart Ridge Llc To Bradley A Oldenburg & Annette R Oldenburg, December 6 $198,000, 2608 Discovery Dr, Plainfield 60586-6596, 03-30-418-016-0000, Hiram Pantoja To Alexander Vlakancic, November 12 $300,000, 24306 Norwood Dr, Plainfield

60585-5152, 01-33-430-008-0000, Michael I Chand To Jason J Ruyle & Dena A Ruyle, September 28 $365,000, 25852 Meadowland Cir, Plainfield 60585-2843, 01-31-201-012-0000, Mike Lee To Sesinando Biag & Digna Biag, December 31 $178,000, 25409 Cove Ct, Plainfield 60544-7600, 03-17-306-036-0000, Fannie Mae To Alison Flury, December 11 $395,000, 25118 Thornberry Dr, Plainfield 60544-2958, 03-05-408-004-0000, Pulte Home Corp To Kenneth J Taverna & Stephanie L Taverna, December 13 $230,000, 25064 Vermette Rd, Plainfield 60585-7736, 01-32-402-009-0000, Jerome Grabowski To Caleb Blissett & Christen Blissett, January 8 $334,000, 25062 Thornberry Dr, Plainfield 60544-2946, 03-05-408-009-0000, Pulte Home Corp To Christopher B Maris & Culleen S Maris, December 18 $195,000, 25022 W Willow Dr, Plainfield 60544-1626, 03-17-201-015-0000, Bank Of America Na Trustee To Vincent Dulzer & Alfred Dulzer, December 16 $161,000, 2502 Ruth Fitzgerald Dr, Plainfield 60586-8244, 03-30-409-0100000, Raymond Baran To Timothy M Clark, November 20 $235,000, 25003 W Willow Dr, Plainfield 60544-1631, 03-17-204-030-0000, John Vanderhoek To Robert Best & Jeannine Best, January 11


$225,000, 24321 Hemlock Dr, Plainfield 60585-6818, 01-28-212-006-0000, Ruthann Pendergast To Stephen R Corwell, November 13 $270,000, 24826 Ironwood Ct, Plainfield 60585-5695, 01-29-202-049-0000, Allen L Soboj To Charles B Morin Jr & Susan J Morin, November 21 $114,900, 24826 Gates Ct, Plainfield 60585-2217, 01-20-405-045-1001, Federal National Mortgage Assn To Michael Phelps, December 30 $430,000, 24747 W Champion Dr, Plainfield 60585-5175, 01-21-105-002-0000, Vijay Venkatesan To Vinay K Singh & Lata Singh, February 4 $92,000, 24532 John Adams Dr, Plainfield 60544-4417, 03-09-101-054-0000, Hud To Ryan Washburn, July 26 $177,000, 24409 John Adams Dr, Plainfield 60544-4514, 03-09-112-006-0000, Kenneth J Taverna To Julie M Goldstein, December 30 ROMEOVILLE $85,101, 311 Ramsey Dr, Romeoville 60446-5071, 03-12-410-032-0000, Hud To Najamul Kazmi, January 21 $139,500, 28 Harmony Ln, Romeoville 60446-4269, 04-07-209-096-0000, Doroteo Salas Gomez To Erik Russildi, January 29 Continued on page 60 Check all listings online!



1111 Glenwood, Joliet (Glenwood east of Midland) SPRAWLING BRICK RANCH - STOP IN TODAY! Offering 3BRS, 2 baths, spacious kitchen, beautiful bsmt rec room, workroom & 4th BR, open loor plan & updates throughout! $178,000 - See Mary Kay Grace today!
















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NEW LISTING - GOLFVIEW ESTATES! Open & airy condo offering 2BRS, 2 baths, spacious LR w/vaulted clngs, kitchen w/ upgraded cabs, all appls & 1 car garage! Possible 10K grant to qualiied buyers! David Hufford $104,900 - Call David Hufford today! 815-483-7634

ATTN INVESTORS OR HANDYMEN! Possible 4BR home offering 2BRS, a superbly updated bath, eat-in kitchen, large attic (perfect for 2 addl BRS), fenced yard & 2 car garage. All reasonable offers will be Brian Bessler considered! $70’s - Call Brian Bessler today! 815-483-0359

Nancy Hibler 815-263-5791

WEST JOLIET - SPACIOUS 2-STORY! Beautiful home ofing 3BRS, 1.5 baths, bright open kitchen w/island & tons of cabs, 4th BR in bsmt, enclosed porch, large deck, fenced yard & 2 car garage. $119,900 - Call David Hufford David Hufford today! 815-483-7634

Jim Karges 815-474-1144

DEL WEBB - CAMDEN MODEL! You must get inside! Superb décor & updates, 3BRS+den, 3 baths, 42” maple cabs, Corain tops & SS appls, superbly in bsmt w/storage area, open loor plan, garden room, much more! $370’s - Call Jim Karges today!









EXTRAORDINARY CATHEDRAL AREA HOME! This home is a must see! Meticulously maintained & superbly updated throughout! 3BRS, fenced yard, 2 car garage, part in bsmt & gorgeous original woodwork! 199,000 - Call Nancy Hibler today!



Mary Kay Grace 815-405-1112

NEW LISTING - TIMBERVIEW ESTATES! Immaculate & gorgeous end unit in a sought-after community! Open loor plan, 2BRS + den, sunroom w/French doors, spacious kitchen & great room w/frpl! Nancy Hibler $185,000 - Call Nancy Hibler today! 815-263-5791


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IMMACULATE RANCH - BEVAN ACRES! Gorgeous red brick & stone ranch in soughtafter area featuring 3BRS, 2 baths, updated kitchen & main bath, part in bsmt, new furnace/ air, whole house generator, heated garage, more! $179,900 - Call Jim Karges today!

Jim Karges 815-474-1144


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$163,000, 331 Dartmoor Ave, Romeoville 60446-1691, 04-04406-006-0000, Federal Home Loan Mtg Corp To Sivane Mukdad & Maria Zubek, November 5 $48,001, 309 Tallman Ave, Romeoville 60446-1747, 04-04-219015-0000, Will County Sheriff To Enrique Moreno, December 3 $104,000, 36 Belmont Dr, Romeoville 60446-1360, 02-34105-014-0000, Federal National Mortgage Assn To Jose L Reyes, November 1 $175,000, 310 Hemlock Ave, Romeoville 60446-1628, 04-04201-017-0000, Bro Investments Inc To Thamar B Smith, January 14 $82,500, 301 Hamrick Ave, Romeoville 60446-1725, 04-04220-019-0000, Michael O Toole To Mark A Graczyk, October 17 $110,000, 342 Richmond Dr, Romeoville 60446-5048, 03-12407-065-0000, Federal Home Loan Mtg Corp To Pam Turley, December 17 $181,000, 364 Amaryllis Ct, Romeoville 60446-5132, 04-07303-120-0000, Jose Dejesus To Kenton Kammer & Amber Martinovich, November 24 $95,000, 252 S Alder Creek Dr, Romeoville 60446-5189, 04-07-405-033-1000, Federal Home Loan Mtg Corp To Daniel Eichelberger & Rhonda Eichelberger, November 7 $169,000, 263 E Daisy Cir, Romeoville 60446-4967, 04-07303-020-0000, Ellen Moore To

SHOREWOOD $115,000, 305 Parkside Dr, Shorewood 60404-5315, 06-17107-065-0000, Denise R Colbert To Edward J Duracka & Megan K Duracka, January 23 $326,500, 24732 W Park River Ln, Shorewood 60404-7669, 06-21-351-020-0000, Wixson Trust To Thomas Toth & Michael A Giacomi, April 15 $510,000, 25055 Old Oak Ln, Shorewood 60404-7410, 0620-402-001-0000, Yang Yang To Jacqueline Doorhy & Shawn Doorhy, December 16 WILMINGTON $301,500, 32429 W River Rd, Wilmington 60481-9578, 17-35300-002-0000, Karen Dade To James R Fleishman & Laurie S Fleishman, August 28 $93,500, 34438 Essex Rd, Wilmington 60481-9510, 24-16200-015-0000, Fannie Mae To Roger L Duke, December 27 $400,000, 30901 S Riley Rd, Wilmington 60481-8878, 18-20300-019-0000, Edwin R Nefeld To Craig T Smid & Kathleen R Savage, January 31 $160,299, 26307 Willow Ln, Wilmington 60481-9484, 1706-302-001-1000, Wells Fargo Bank Trustee To Ronald Garner, October 31 $150,000, 270 Fossil Bay Ct, Wilmington 60481-8559, 24-04307-058-0000, James A Knutte To Maureen Mcaffee, November 11




(Black Road to Prestige) Super Glenwood Manor 3-4 Bedroom quad level home offering a fantastic Great Room, formal living and dining areas, hardwood floors, family room, 2 fireplaces, 2 baths, walk-out patio, 2 car garage, all appliances. Great access to schools, shopping, Interstates and more. Listing price-$199,900. STOP AND SEE JOHN TODAY!!

HUD Foreclosure! Great condition and priced attractively. This townhome includes a fireplace, 2.5 baths, large room sizes and more. This home is eligible for $100 down purchase program or buyer may qualify for up to $18,000 in down payment assistance! Call for details!


JOHN KNUDSON 815-258-8374





Hard to find 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath, 2 story condo in The Enclave of BolingBrook. Large master suite with dual closets. Beautiful Brazillian Hardwood floors in the living room and dining room. Balcony off dinette area. Lower level family room. 2 car attached garage. Convenient to shopping, dining, and expressways. Go to and for information and education Call Burneva McCullum for help or questions 779-279-4711.

Popular 2 bedroom all brick bungalow in Reedswood. Full partitioned basement with a second bath. Formal dining room. C/A. Bring your talents for the opportunity to make it your way. $48,000

KEN SAIEG 815-741-5656



PLAINFIELD $164,700 QUICK SALE OK MAKE AN OFFER GREAT VALUE! 1800 sq ft desirable end unit with vaulted living room ceiling & fireplace! Eat in kitchen, lots of cabinets & counterspace plus large pantry & bay window. Enjoy the extra large master bedroom (21 ft long) w/double closets. Fabulous loft, all appliances, oversized 2 car garage. Nice private patio and yard! Call today!

KATHY BLESSENT 815-351-2588

Incredible 3 bdrm, 2 bath, 2 story home. All remodeled within the last few years. This is a home owners dream @ only $39,900. Don’t hesitate on this one.

CAROL BOLAND 815-354-2102

Directions: Rt. 52 – River/S-Seil/W-Wynstone/S-Callaway N/Callway West. • Gorgeous 4 Bedroom Home w/ Finished Basement! • 2-Story Foyer Opens to Living & Dining Rooms! • Kitchen has Striking Cabs, Hrdwd Flrs & Center Island! • Spacious Family Room with Cozy Stone Fireplace!

• Den/Loft Area is Perfect for an In-Home Office! • 1298 sq ft Finished Bsmt Boasts Wet Bar & Rec Room! • Expansive Fenced Yard w/ Deck is Perfect for Entertaining! • Sought After Minooka Schools! Priced to Sell!

RYAN BEHRENS 815-791-1715

IMPRESSIVE 3 BEDROOM - $75,000 In Joliet west area. This 3 bedroom, 1.5 Bath brick and vinyl home has a beautiful hardwood floor, living & dining room; plus, 3 bedrooms. Ceramic floor kitchen with plenty of cabinets. Huge family room complete with a wood burning fireplace. Vaulted ceilings. Newer windows in baths. Fenced yard. Great location with an in subdivision elementary school and close to all shopping. Truly making this house a great family home! Call Ron Pruss or visit

RON PRUSS 815-725-3800








1203 LIBERTY STREET, MORRIS, IL. $84,400. *** $100 DOWN & SELLER PAYS 3% FOR CLOSING COSTS *** Ranch home - three bedrooms - one and a half full bathrooms - full basement - yard. HUD owned home - 203K eligible - sold “as is” - many more homes like this so call for more info! | |



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Wonderful 3 bedroom, 2 bath ranch in Parkview estates! 4 car wide garage ! Kitchen has newer Pergo flooring and all appliances stay! Roof updated in ’09, furnace and a/c in ’06! Finished basement with family room, playroom, utility room and bath. Nice privacy fenced yard with covered patio! Large corner lot! Walk to school, hospital and shopping! To view interior pictures visit….

Rosemary West RE/MAX Professionals Select 630-807-9700 os with Share your phot W ill County!

2428 MORNING GLORY LN., CREST HILL $129,900 Townhouse with many upgrades – end unit with view of open courtyard – 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths – master suite w/sitting area and balcony – jacuzzi – no grass to cut or snow to shovel – kitchen has hardwood floor and builtin wine rack – wood burning fireplace with gas starter in living room – Plainfield schools – short sale (as is). Call or email Marc or Nancy Freeman (The Freeman Team) 815-744-7726 or

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Kirby Vacuum Cleaner Includes Attachments - $150 815-729-4336 after 3pm



Brake Press Setup/Operator Joliet, IL Manufacturing Company seeks an experienced Brake Press Setup/Operator. Please contact Jeff at: 815-730-0555 on this temp-to-hire position.

CLERK / CASHIER - full time

Apply at: Shorewood Home & Auto 1002 W. Jefferson, Shorewood


Regional, M-F OTR INDUSTRY LEADING PAY Home for a night, mid-week No-Touch Freight Will be securing loads but no loading or unloading! Curtain side experience helpful. Comprehensive benefits package includes: medical / dental / vision, retirement (w/co. match), vacation & holiday pay and more! Requires CDL Class A with 1 year driving experience within the past 5 years. Call Linda Today 866-478-8417 eoe

Job Fair

Kelly Services is having a

DRIVERS NEEDED Joliet, IL (2500-2900 miles / week) Owner Operators Company Drivers Excellent Pay includes: Sign-on & qrtly bonus Detention, pump, loading pay Full Benefits, Pay wkly Home on weekends Must have: Tank & haz endorsements 3 yrs T/T exp; flatbed exp a plus. 25 yrs or older w/ clean MVR Call 214-377-1584 or to apply


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

Aryzta -- We Make Pizza! Romeoville Job Fairs

to transport railroad crews in the Joliet, IL area. Paid training, benefits, & company vehicle provided. Starting pay $.20 per mile or $8.50 per hour while waiting.

Apply online at:

JOB FAIR!!! IMMEDIATE OPENINGS: FORKLIFT: Stand up, Sitdown, Cherry Picker, Reach Truck & Walkie Rider ($10.50-$11/hr) ORDER PICKERS: RF Scanning, Shipping Packing ($9.75-10/hr) Pallet Repair - $9.50/hr Administrative Roles ($11-13/hr) Production Assembly ($9.50/hr/ 1st shift) Dates: Mon 3/17 – Fri 3/21 Time: 9am – 2pm Address: Kelly Services, Inc. 460 N. Weber Road Romeoville, IL 60446 Please Bring: I.D.'s proving eligibility to work in the United States (i.e. Driver's License & Social Security Card) Detailed work history or Resume Selected candidates must meet the following criteria: Able to work a 8-12 hour shift Able to stand, bend, lift and walk during entire shift

Drivers: Regional OTR CDL-A positions for postal routes based out of MECHANIC - full time Bolingbrook, IL. $19.24/hour plus $4.98/hour USPS Health & Wel- Apply at: Shorewood Home & Auto fare. Not a local position. Apply: 1002 W. Jefferson, Shorewood

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Friday, March 21 & Saturday, March 22 9:00 am until 6:00 pm both days Aryzta Distribution Center 530 West N. Frontage Road, Bolingbrook Now Hiring: Assembly Line Workers (1st and 2nd Shift) Machine Operators (1st and 2nd Shift) Material Handlers ( 2nd and 3rd Shift) Maintenance Mechanics (2nd and 3rd Shift) Porters (1st and 2nd Shift) Production Line Supervisors & Lead Workers (1st & 2nd Shift) Sanitation Workers (3rd Shift ONLY) We Offer: Competitive Pay Two Weeks Annual Paid Time Off Paid Holidays Reasonably Priced Blue Cross/Blue Shield Medical Insurance Prescription, Dental and Vision Insurance Life Insurance 401k with up to Five Percent (5%) Company Match Work Location is 300 Innovation Drive in Romeoville, Illinois. Please Visit Our Job Fair or Apply On-Line at

Healthcare PESTICIDE APPLICATOR Joliet Home Health Agency Seeking Turf, Tree & Shrub Now Hiring RN's Per-diem Spray technicians to perform to cover Joliet & ornamental & turf applications. Southern Will County. Experience preferred. Must have Please call: 815-725-9091 valid "C" class license & Operators Pesticide License. Call Michelle 847-487-5071 or apply online

Restaurant – Bulldog Ale House is opening a new location in New Lenox. Openings include: All Front & Back of House positions. Apply online at: or at 2387 E. Joliet Hwy.

CHIROPRACTIC ASSISTANT Needed for Plainfield office. Must be dependable and energetic. Will train the right person. Permanent part-time day shift.

Send resume to: PO Box 292 Plainfield IL 60544 Fax 815/436-1335

DENTAL (front office) BUSINESS ASSISTANT needed in Plainfield, IL. Part time. Knowledge of Dentrix preferred.

Please send resume to:

Drivers & Dockworkers wanted in Joliet! Holland's Recruiter is taking walk-in applications & conducting interviews Full time drivers- local & regional Part-time dockworkers 4hours/day, M-F.

March 26th 5pm to 9pm & March 27th Noon to 5pm 3801 Mound Rd. Joliet, IL 60436 MUST apply online at: or walk in on the dates/times above. Drivers must have Class A, haz & tanker end, 1yr or 50k tractor trailer exp in last 5 yrs. No DUI/OWI or Major preventables in last 3 years. Full time benefits include company paid health insurance, vacation/holiday/sick pay, pension benefits, direct deposit, 5% wage increase after 1st year, 2nd and 3rd, COL increase per CBA. Dockworkers must be 18 years of age. EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled

Seniors Helping Seniors In-home services is an exceptional program of caring and care for seniors by seniors. We provide Companion Care, Homemaker Services, Personal Care, Yard Work, Transportation, 24-Hour Care and More!

Plastic Injection Molding Multiple Openings Entry level to tech. positions. ALL 3 SHIFTS. Apply: M-F 9a-3:30p 230 Kendall Point Drive Oswego, IL 60543 630-820-5549 fax or email to

Nuwave Oven Infrared Oven, Used Twice, Directions & Recipe Book Included $75. Call after 4pm 815-722-3059 or 815-690-2579

Call 815-710-0005 for a FREE consultation!


Rosewood Care Center

Admission Coordinator RNs/LPNs (all shifts)

CNAs (all shifts)

Housekeeping 3401 Hennepin Dr. Joliet, IL 60431 Fax: 815/436-0743

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1969 SCHWINN DELUXE Men's Bike ~ 26”, good cond! $400/obo. 815-404-0613 2 Antique Oak Church Pews from old S.FA.- Chapel, good condition $50/ea. 815-436-5964 2 stamps made in 1847, Scott #1, 1 has cert. of authenticity $300/both 815-588-1105


Contact the Better Business Bureau - or Federal Trade Commission

NEWSPAPER DELIVERY Morning newspaper delivery needed in Illinois areas. Must be at least 18 years of age, have a valid drivers license and an insured vehicle. Call 708-342-5649 and leave name, contact info and town you reside in.

Black Tool Box/Tools found. call to describe 815-838-3577

MITER SAW Found couple weeks ago near Essington Rd and Oakwood Dr in Joliet. 815-729-4151

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Antique English Mantle Clock, mfg. In Germany, Circa 1930's, Working - $110 815-458-2281 after 12pm Antique Vintage Climax Cast Iron food & meat grinder w/wood handle. Clean, no rust incl. 3 disks $25/obo. 815-436-4222 Barbie's around the world doll collectible - Imperial of Russia, new in box $40/obo 815-436-4222

Ceramic Beer Steins 1970-1980, Some Pewter Lids, Some Music Boxes $20-$25 each OBO 779-456-2983 days Milk Bottle Container - 1960's Aluminum “Meadow Gold Milk” Container, 11.5” x 13.5” x 15.5” 815-744-6062 Vintage Wooden Chair $15. 815-436-4222 World Stamp Album Collection Both United States & International 1890-1982 $20. 815-436-8689

Mokena Area Your Chance to Shine! Crawford Supply Co., one of the premier wholesalers of

Kitchen & Bath supplies in the Midwest has a star quality position available. We are looking for a friendly, energetic, organized, self-starter who knows how to sell top branded plumbing supplies and kitchen cabinets. You will be responsible for warmly greeting customers, assessing their needs, scheduling and confirming appts, working with the Showroom staff, following up on leads, closing the deal and hitting sales goals while working with homeowners and trade contractors. Computer exp is required. Your excellent sales and communication skills, along with your ability to stay on task, take the initiative and problem solve will take you far. We pride ourselves on our high customer service and expect the same from you. We offer a competitive salary, 401(K) and a comprehensive Benefits Package. Please send resumes to

(8) Hand Saws Vintage, excl. cond. $10/ea. 815-436-4222

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

Great lakes finished hardwood flooring, 3/4” x 3” tongue/groove nail down install from Menards new solid oak 24 sq. ft. partial box new in box/excellent condition $60/obo. 815-436-6717


From Copperstown, Size XXL Never Worn - $25. 815-436-4222

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Color TV – Toshiba 32” 140lbs., not HD, Good Condition - $35 815-212-3649 Nights


Lower 2BR, C/A, $750/mo + sec. Water incl, no pets. Available now. 630-730-3323

$525/mo, $525/sec, mo to mo OK, no pets. 815-886-4489

Coffee Table solid wood, matching end table $45 815-436-4222 Dining table, mahogany wood table with two pedestals, beautiful/excellent cond. $350 815-436-5171 Lighted 5 Shelf Unit w/ glass door on top & wooden doors on bottom $50. 773-315-1700 Sheer Drapes – 2 panels. 81”h x 65”w. Like new! $20. 815-729-1334 Small round décor table 23-1/4” round. 17-1/2” tall $10 815-436-4222

Dee V'z Wax & Skincare Studio

Lockport Spacious 2 Bedroom

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

Secure bldg, laundry, off St parking, no pets. $765/mo + dep. 630-983-5255 Near St. Joseph Hosp, 3BR, 1.5BA Updated kit, clean, decorated, appl, D/W, DR, ceil fans, electric entry. Free heat. 815-744-5141

Twin Oaks West, Pretty 1BR Open floor plan, appl, A/C, ceiling Barbie's swimsuit in shadowbox fan, D/W, blt-in-micro, walk in frame. $50/obo 815-436-4222 closet, free heat. 815-744-1155 Maria Therese - barbie doll, new in box, excellent condition. $125 815-436-4222 Power Wheels Jeep, 2 seater, needs batteries. Paid $350 selling for $75 773-315-9677

Joliet/West Side & Cresthill 2BR Condo, Nice secure building. Garage available. For appt call. 708-609-1010

SHOREWOOD 3BR TH 2.5 bath, appl, finished basement. 1800 sq ft, 2 car gar, exc cond! $1,450/mo 630-243-1387

Table Saw – Sears Like New – 10” Cast Iron, w/ 2 Table Extensions, Legs & Motor, Used Very Little, $150. 815-725-9430 evenings


Located at 12249 Rhea Dr., Suite 1, Plainfield, IL 60544 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: Darcy Ann Van Zijl 2167 Muirfield Trl. Bolingbrook, IL 60490 IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and Official Seal at my office in Joliet; Illinois, this 19th day of February, 2014. Nancy Schultz Voots Will County Clerk (Published in the Herald-News March 2, 9, 16, 2014. HN203)

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New, large, $50. Hand embroidered pillow cases, $15/pair. 815-725-2634 Navy scrapbook, never used. in original packaging. $20 815-436-4222 Shelves - All wood shelves, each has 4 wide shelves, from IKEA, Great for displaying things - $50 773-315-1700

Joliet - Affordable Cathedral Studio/1BR, utilities included. Elevator, Laundry, Guest Library, Near Bus & Downtown. $105-$140/wk. $455-$607/mo. 815-726-2000 JOLIET - Lg. 2Bdrm $850/mo. H.W. Flrs, new kitchen/ba, parking, close to College of St. Francis, CC/ backgrnd needed 815-585-1499

Piano - Blonde Wood upright Free - 630-569-8397

Cat/Pet Carrier Rubbermaid very heavy-duty straps & mesh. Your pet can see out and enjoy the ride. Airline approved as carry-on 16” long/12”wide/12”high $20 815-436-4222

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JOLIET EASY, CONVENIENT LOCATION 2 Bedroom, gas heat & water included. Security deposit and 1st month. Section 8 OK $725/month 815-722-8148

Joliet Upstairs 1 Bedroom Water furnished, no pets. $675/mo + sec. 815-723-6418

Joliet West 2216 Oneida West 2BR, huge closets. Words cannot describe! $825/mo includes water. No pets. 815-671-1005

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Certificate #29017 was filed in (Published in the Herald-News JOLIET PARKVIEW ESTATES March 16, 2014 #263) the office of the County Clerk of Will 2BR Duplexes starting at $800 County on March 6, 2014 wherein per/mo and Single Family Homes the business firm of Call for move in Specials! PUBLIC NOTICE 815-740-3313 Vilas County Lumber Company Certificate #29002 was filed in the office of the County Clerk of Will Located at 12306 Lakeview Trail, Joliet ~ 2 Bedroom, 1 Bath County on February 26, 2014 Homer Glen, IL 60491 was registered; that the true or real name or Sunroom, W/D, lrg yard, 2 car gar. where in the business firm of $900/mo incl water, available 4/1. names of the person or persons 815-483-6271 Call for Appt. owning the business, with their reGolden Needle spective post office address(es), Joliet/Ingalls Park ~ Convenient Location! Cozy 2BR, laundry room, Located at 114 N. Larkin Ave., Is/are as follows: Joliet, IL 60435 was registered; Jack Winegar garage, large yard, $795/mo. 815-722-1389 that the true or real name or names 12306 Lakeview Trail Homer Glen, IL 60491 Shorewood ~ Small 3BR, 2BA of the person or persons owning Country House. 2.5 car heated gar. the business, with their respective C/A, 1st floor laundry, new carpet. post office address(es), Is/are as IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and Official follows: No pets. 815-744-1155 Seal at my office in Joliet; Illinois, Elizabeth Haro this 6th day of March, 2014. 4421 Timber Ridge Ct. Joliet, IL 60431 Nancy Schultz Voots Joliet Room - Big,Clean,Furnished newly renovated, wood flrs, fridge IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have Will County Clerk micro or stove, laundry, elevator, hereunto set my hand and Official on bus line. $95/wk $412/mo Seal at my office in Joliet; Illinois, (Published in the Herald-News 815-726-2000 March 9, 16, 23, 2014. HN238) this 26th day of February, 2014. WEST JOLIET–modern, furnished Nancy Schultz Voots rooms for rent w/whole house privileges. Please call 815-573-7618 Will County Clerk OR 815-725-0745 (Published in the Herald-News March 2, 9, 16, 2014. HN202) It works.

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Certificate #28981 was filed in the office of the County Clerk of Will County on February 19, 2014 where in the business firm of

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ADVERTISEMENT FOR PRE-QUALIFICATION AND NOTIFICATION OF BID FOR JOLIET TOWNSHIP HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT #204 JOLIET, ILLINOIS JOLIET CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT CENTER ADDITION BID RELEASE 6 Gilbane Building Company, Construction Manager for and acting on behalf of Joliet Township High School District #204, is receiving pre-qualification applications from interested contractors for Bid Release 6 Student Center Addition: The Student Center Addition consist of approximately 42,000 SF addition and approximately 3,600 SF of renovation. The addition includes a new Kitchen, Cafeteria, 2 Story Student Services Space, and a 2-1/2 Story Galleria and associated Site Work. The Joliet Township Central High School is on the National Register of Historic Places. The Architect for the project is Wight & Company, Inc. BID RELEASE 6 Bid Package: Description: 03A 04B 05A 05B

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Note revised dates as follows: The bid documents will be distributed to pre-qualified bidders on or about Monday, March 24, 2014. A Pre-Bid Conference will be held on Thursday, April 10, 2014 at 10:00 A.M., at the Joliet Township High School District #204 Administration Building, 300 Caterpillar Drive, Joliet, IL 60436. A Site Walk Through will be scheduled for, April 10, 2014 at 8:00 A.M. (Prior to the Pre-Bid Conference) at the project site, 104 Collins Street, Joliet IL 60432. Sealed bids are due Thursday, April 24, 2014 at 10:00 A.M. local time, at Joliet Township High School District #204 Administration Building, 300 Caterpillar Drive, Joliet IL 60436. To bid this project, bidders must be qualified by Gilbane Building Company. The pre-qualification application is to be completed online at Questions regarding the prequalification application procedure should be directed to Diedrie Hines at 773/695-3551 or Bidders who are not prequalified in accordance with the advertisement will have their bids returned unopened. Bid security in the form of a bid bond in an amount equal to ten percent (10%) of the base bid is required from all Bidders. Guarantee Bonds in the form of a Performance Bond and Labor and Material Payment Bond in an amount equal to one hundred percent (100%) of the bid will be required from the awarded Bidder. The work will be done in accordance with the Contract Documents. “FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF THIS INVITATION TO BID WILL RESULT IN THE DISQUALIFICATION OF THE BIDDER”.

Tenant: Unit # Alexander, Mike Servpro - Bolingbrook 9445 D01376 Cardona, Holly 351666 Copeland, Phyllis 702896 Haynes, Bruce D05370 Kostrewa, Kevin D51219 Murphy, Nancy 801986 Porter, Ron 353471 1-800-Pack-Rat (5503-Bolingbrook), 386 Internationale Pkwy Unit C, Bolingbrook, IL 60440, has possessory lien on all of the goods stored in the units above. All these items of personal property are being sold pursuant to the assertion of the lien on 03/27/2014 at 10:00 AM in order to collect the amounts due from you. The sale will take place at 386 Internationale Pkwy Unit C, Bolingbrook, IL 60440.

Joliet Township High School District #204 and Gilbane Building Company reserves the right to reject any or all bids. All information submitted as part of this process shall be considered public information under the State Freedom of Information Act unless specifically disclosed on the applicable information by the Bidder. Challenges to such exemptions shall be defended solely by the Bidder.

(Published in the Herald-News March 9, 16, 2014. HN232)

(Published in the Herald-News March 16, 2014. HN260)

This contract calls for the construction of a “public work,” within the meaning of the Illinois Prevailing Wage Act, 820 ILCS 130/.01 et seq. (“the Act”). The Act requires contractors and subcontractors to pay laborers, workers and mechanics performing services on public works projects no less than the “prevailing rate of wages” (hourly cash wages plus fringe benefits) in the county where the work is performed. For information regarding current prevailing wage rates, please refer to the Illinois Department of Labor's website at: All contractors and subcontractors rendering services under this contract must comply with all requirements of the Act, including but not limited to, all wage, notice and record keeping duties.


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