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Parks board, soccer group debate security

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By VIKAAS SHANKER PLAINFIELD – A special Plainfield Township Park District board meeting turned into an heated open forum Tuesday when Plainfield Soccer Association members grilled commissioners about recent problems with securing fields. PSA and traveling program officials, coaches and parents received some assurance that Interim Executive Director Gene Coldwater is proactive in fixing the problem. But they had less belief in parks President Peter Hurtado and Commissioner Peter Steinys. “[Coldwater] deserved the recognition he received today,” PSA Director of Recreation Kevin Scherry said, pointing to Coldwater’s cooperation with PSA officials throughout the weekend to figure out a solution. “But my confidence in the board members here is not really strong.” The special meeting scheduled for Tuesday afternoon ended when a quorum wasn’t reached. Vice President Janet Silosky and Commissioners Mary Kay Ludemann and Larry Newton didn’t attend. But Hurtado then called for a “discussion” into the recent

“[Coldwater] deserved the recognition he received today. But my conidence in the board members here is not really strong.” Kevin Scherry PSA director of recreation disappearance of PSA equipment on park district property. The conversation soon turned to PSA’s struggle to secure fields for the upcoming season. With the park district starting its own competing soccer league and uncharacteristically signing agreements with non-Plainfield teams to use the fields before the PSA, residents demanded answers from the board. Coldwater said former Executive Director Garrett Peck was to blame for the field usage confusion, but he was doing everything he could to free up space for PSA. “This guy went out and just went crazy developing his own program, bringing extra people in, setting up tournaments, bringing in outsiders, renting the field,” Coldwater

said. “Then Garrett left, and I took over his position. ... I’m trying to fix it.” Coldwater received applause from the crowd of more than 40 PSA members. PSA Director of Travel Kathy Ayres said she is confident in Coldwater’s commitment to securing the fields for PSA. Saturday field use shouldn’t be a problem, but Sunday’s schedule is still an issue. At the same time, residents were upset at what appeared like Hurtado and Steinys sarcastically laughing and smiling while PSA members were voicing their concerns. Hurtado wanted to discuss the PSA equipment found missing on March 18 in the organization’s shed located on Renwick Park. Both commissioners claimed that the PSA shed belonged to the district so parks staff should have called police, not the PSA. They also were upset with quotes given to the media accusing parks employees of taking the equipment on the direction of officials or commissioners. PSA members defended their use of the shed as PSA property, but said they couldn’t comment on the missing equipment because it was under police investigation.

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ON THE COVER Deputy Michael Zupancic (right) uses a hand-held metal detector to check visitors entering the Will County Courthouse in Joliet on March 17. Between 2,500 and 3,000 people pass through the metal detectors at the courthouse every day. See story page 3.


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JOLIET – Police say a Hazel Crest man accidentally shot himself in the leg early Monday at Evergreen Terrace. Police were called about 4:30 a.m. after gunfire was reported in the fourth-floor hallway, according to Capt.

Les O’Connor. Officers arrived to find Shantwon A. Neal, 23, bleeding from a gunshot wound to his upper right thigh. Neal was taken to the hospital and treated for an injury that was not life-threatening while officers found a handgun at the scene. O’Connor said Neal was visiting a res-

ident and left her apartment just before the shot was reported. After being released, Neal, of the 3400 block of Hickory Lane, was arrested on charges of reckless discharge of a firearm and defacing the identifying markings of a firearm. He was booked into the Will County Jail.

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Long lines and crowded courtrooms at the Will County Courthouse ment to House Bill 5889. The county recently hired Wight & Company to design and plan a new courthouse. During the next six to nine months the county will determine current and future expansion needs while taking disability access, state courtroom regulations and other legal requirements into account, Schoenstedt said.


Making the best of the current building The courthouse originally


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Chief Judge Richard Schoenstedt swears in about 120 jurors March 17 in a crowded room at the Will County Courthouse in Joliet. housed several county offices that have been relocated to other buildings in the last four decades. Many of those spaces have been modified into courtrooms, as has the former snack shop which uses a single entrance for the judge, defendants and audience. “If you’re in a courtroom with a window, it wasn’t originally a courtroom,” Schoenstedt advised. Will County Sheriff’s deputies use a single elevator to bring about 90 inmates each day from the county jail to the fourth floor. Schoenstedt said inmates, jurors and judges share the same hallways behind the courtrooms, which causes security and mistrial concerns. While criminal case volume is high, it isn’t high enough to make night court a viable option, Schoenstedt said. Many old court files are stored off-site, but Circuit Clerk Pam McGuire has thousands of folders being checked in and out each day. Her offices also have become cluttered as paperwork stacks up.

A line of visitors extends outside the Will County Courthouse in Joliet on March 17. “We’ve gotten a little better with electronic filing – having everything scanned and [forcing] people to come in less, but it’s still an issue,” McGuire said. Some of the electronic equipment is bulky and kept in poorly ventilated areas, she said.

The cost of justice Neither Schoenstedt, McGuire or Denise Winfrey, the county board member who chairs the courthouse project committee, have heard from anyone who feels a new

courthouse isn’t needed. “No one is denying the need for a new courthouse,” Winfrey said. “One concern is where it will be, but that’s [dependent on] the biggest question – how are we going to pay for it?” The county has some funding in place already, but with an expected cost of at least $140 million, much more will have to be raised. Schoenstedt has suggested “user fees,” which state Rep. Larry Walsh has proposed become law with an amend-

Wight & Company also will study if building a campus site on undeveloped “green space” or revitalizing the closed Illinois Youth Center or Joliet Correctional Center would be more cost-effective than keeping the courthouse in a location downtown. But Schoenstedt and Winfrey believe the proximity to the jail, state’s attorney and other offices make staying downtown a better choice. The county is expected to finalize purchase of the entire block west of the courthouse from First Midwest Bank this summer. “The city of Joliet has told us keeping the courthouse downtown is a priority and they will definitely be working with us to support that however they can,” Winfrey said. Mayor Tom Giarrante agreed. “The influx of judges, attorneys, people going in and out of there is what helps our businesses and restaurants downtown,” he said. “The courthouse is a vital part of downtown Joliet.” Wherever the courthouse is located, it could be built with the top few floors “shelled out” for future expansion or the building could be designed for the roof to become the next floor of additional expansion. “Or it could expand horizontally with a design that builds what’s needed now and if you need more in 30 years, the space next to it has been [maintained] so it looks like a unified complex,” Schoenstedt said.

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JOLIET – If Chief Judge Richard Schoenstedt is administering the oath to prospective jurors, he starts off with an apology. “This is a terrible, terrible building. We need you and we treat you like dirt. Every surrounding county has better facilities,” he tells the 120 people who could spend most of the week sitting in a room crowded with plastic chairs, but no tables. There is one unisex bathroom nearby for all of them to use. Carborsha Flowers, a Maywood resident who regularly comes in for an ongoing court case, agrees the building is “terrible.” “You stand outside freezing while you wait to get in. There are no signs saying what you can and can’t bring in. I think a bigger waiting area would accommodate everyone more,” she said. “It’s much better in Maywood.” Flowers also said the “bustle” of crowds in the upstairs hallways makes it hard to hear or find a place to sit near a particular courtroom. An estimated 2,500 to 3,000 people walk through the doors of the Will County Courthouse every day, according to Schoenstedt. That figure doesn’t include the judges, lawyers, clerks, bailiffs and sheriff’s deputies who work there. The county’s population was 175,000 when the current courthouse opened in 1969. Will County’s population is nearly four times that now, with 682,518 residents as of 2012. Based on those census results, the county should have 38 judges, according to the state Supreme Court. “But we have no courtrooms to put them in, so we’ve only got 35 after adding one in 2012 and one in 2013,” Schoenstedt said.

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Finding cause of explosion days away Klimala familly ‘healthy and happy’ despite loss of home By BILL WIMBISCUS JOLIET – It could be several days before investigators determine what caused a Joliet house to explode, a fire official said Tuesday. Investigators were on the scene Tuesday, and rubble was being cleared away from the explosion and fire that destroyed the house at 777 Lambeth Avenue on Monday. The Klimala family, despite losing the house, was counting its blessings. Homeowners Frank and Natalie Klimala said they were grateful no one was home when the explosion occurred. “We’re healthy and happy,” Natalie Klimala said Tuesday, as investigators probed through the charred remains of their property. The 2 p.m. explosion occurred about a half-hour before the couple’s children were due to arrive home, Frank Klimala said. The family has three boys and two girls. The couple declined further comment, noting authorities had asked them not to discuss the incident while the investigation was ongoing. The Joliet Fire Department, Joliet Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives were on the scene Tuesday. Joliet Deputy Fire Chief Ray Randich said it could be several days before the cause of the explosion is traced, although he acknowledged a natural gas leak was a possibility. “It could be natural gas. It just depends,” Randich said. The magnitude of destruction would be within the “explosive range” of a natural gas leak, he said.

Finding the cause of such an explosion, however, would typically take several days, he said. Randich said firefighters on the way to the scene could see “a large plume in the sky” from as far away as Silver Cross Hospital. The house is in the Edgecreek subdivision, located along Gougar Road near the Woodruff Golf Course. Neighbors who witnessed the fire said the house was still standing after the explosion but leaning. At first there was a small fire, and then the whole structure was engulfed in flames. Nicor Gas still is investigating the incident, spokeswoman Annette Martinez said. The utility also examined its system in the area and inspected several neighboring homes, but found no leaks, she said. The two-story, four-bedroom home was built in 1997. Like many of the nearby homes in the Edgecreek neighborhood, the house was half-brick on a half-acre lot. On Tuesday, most of the lot was filled with charred rubble. The only structure still standing was a backyard gazebo. The house just north of the explosion had a window blown in and damage along its roof line. A backhoe and excavator began clearing debris about 11 a.m. Tuesday. Several bins, apparently containing family possessions, were removed from the site and placed in a neighbor’s garage. The family’s cat has not been found, Randich said. Neighbors are still stunned by the incident. Peggy White, who lives across the street from the Kli-

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Investigators look over the rubble Tuesday after an explosion destroyed a Joliet home located at 777 Lambeth Lane.

“Everyone in the neighborhood will help them rebuild. The boys will be back playing hockey again soon enough.” Lori Krumerich Neighbor

mala family, was home doing laundry when the explosion occurred. “I thought a car in my garage blew up,” White said. She ran outside to find the Klimalas’ house “leaning,” and a small fire starting. “I just stood there for a moment, transfixed,” White said. As she called 911, the fire erupted into a conflagration. “By the time the fire department got there, it was gone,” White said. Neighbor Lori Krumerich said she initially had no idea what had happened. “Some pictures fell off the wall, the whole house shook and the dog went crazy,” Kru-

On Tuesday morning in Joliet, Frank Klimala heads back to a neighbor’s house after speaking with agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco Firearms & Explosives at the site of his home where an explosion leveled his home the day before. merich said. Krumerich ran to the Klimalas’ house after the explosion to make sure no one was home. Through the kitchen window she said she could see cabinets knocked over and tilted. Krumerich said she was relieved no one was hurt in the incident. She said the Kli-

malas’ sons are “true boys who were always out playing hockey.” The neighborhood’s homeowners association reportedly plans to take up a collection for the family. “Everyone in the neighborhood will help them rebuild,” Krumerich said. “The boys will be back playing hockey again soon enough.”

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Police offering ‘No Solicitation’ stickers for free to residents THE HERALD–NEWS FRANKFORT – The Frankfort Police Department is offering village residents “No Solicitation” stickers at no cost. The stickers, or static clings, are offered to deter criminals who sometimes use solicitations as a way to commit ruse burglaries or to find out if anyone is home, according to a news release from Frankfort police. A “No Solicitation” sign clearly tells solicitors that they are not welcome. Police noted that all solicitors must first register with the police department and receive a permit to solicit

door-to-door. People should beware of anyone who solicits without a permit, police said. “No Solicitation” stickers or static clings are available at the Frankfort Police Department, 20602 Lincoln Way Lane; or at Village Hall, 432 W. Nebraska St. Frankfort residents should bring valid identification to receive the free sticker or static cling. Residents are also encouraged to report solicitors without permits by calling Frankfort police at 815-485-2500. For information, call Frankfort police at 815469-9435. Or email admin@

Failed New Lenox tax referendums may have consequences Fire officials consider ambulance call charge By FELIX SARVER NEW LENOX – Fire officials said they may look at charging for ambulance services, and park officials said they will consider slowing down development in light of two failed referendums last week in New Lenox. Voters in the March 18 primary turned down referendums respectively put on the ballot by the New Lenox Fire

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Protection District and New Lenox Community Park District. Fire officials asked for a tax increase while park officials wanted to maintain their tax rate. But voters rejected those proposals by roughly 55 and 66 percent, respectively. “In the long run, it’s a bad, bad deal for New Lenox,” said Joe Levey, a trustee on the fire protection district board. In light of the failed referendum, Levey said fire officials will consider billing for ambulance calls, something residents do not pay for now. They’re also considering more fundraising efforts. Last week’s referendum asked for a tax rate increase for the first time in 25 years, a period in which the population of the fire protection district has more than doubled. Because the fire protection district is a separate entity from the village, it only receives property taxes, which officials wanted to increase the rate of by roughly 48 cents per $100 of assessed property values. The increase would have added an extra $43 a year for a $100,000 home, fire officials said. Levey said the financial demands on the fire protection will continue to grow because

of new residential and commercial construction. The tax increase would have funded upkeep of aging equipment, as well as salaries that district officials say are no longer competitive with neighboring fire departments. “I think there is a lot of younger people who don’t perceive the need because they don’t think they need the services,” Levey said. Greg Lewis, executive director of New Lenox’s park district, hopes the same wasn’t true for why his district’s referendum failed. Park officials were looking to maintain the tax rate at 29 cents per $100 of assessed property values, which was previously increased by 6 cents to pay for a golf course. The tax rate will decrease to roughly 23 cents in 2015, and that may slow the pace of capital development projects such as neighborhood parks and skate parks, Lewis said. “Everybody wants everything tomorrow, and that’s not possible with the budget we’re working with,” he said. “We’ll still be aggressive with grants.” The next step, Lewis said, is to evaluate the votes – paying particular attention to the demographics – to see whether younger people who use the parks the most voted last week.


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• Joseph P. Alksnis, 23, of the 400 block of East Wauponsie Street in Dwight, was arrested by sheriff’s police Monday on a charge of delivery of drugs. • Kevin G. Watkins, 52, of the 600 block of Honeytree Drive in Romeoville, was arrested by Joliet police Monday on charges of theft, shoplifting, driving with a suspended license and

unauthorized use of a handicap parking placard. • Jamie Biederman, 24, of the 1100 block of Parkwood Drive, was arrested by sheriff’s police Tuesday on a charge of drug possession. • Javonte D. Johnson, 21, of the 22200 block of Willow Tree Avenue in Sauk Village, was arrested by Frankfort police Tuesday on charges of obstructing justice and driving with a suspended license. • Jose S. Tejada-Hernandez, 31, of the 1900 block of East Washington Street, was arrested by sheriff’s police Tuesday on charges of aggravated driving under the influence of alcohol and driving without a license.

Waiting for justice Hit-and-run that left Melissa Lech dead in 2008 headed to trial in June By BRIAN STANLEY JOLIET – It has been almost six years since Melissa Lech was fatally run down on McDonough Street. It has been over two years since David H. McCarthy, allegedly overwhelmed by guilt,

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admitted to the Lech family that he was the driver who struck her. It’s been a frustrating wait for Melissa’s Melissa Lech mother, Maria. “I’m a forgiving person. Accidents happen. But the fact that he left her to die ... ran away, I can’t forgive,” David H. Maria Lech said before McCar- McCarthy thy appeared in Naperville court Tuesday. “If he’d stopped ... I’d be in there crying with him,” she added. During Tuesday’s court appearance, the judge scheduled the trial for McCarthy, 29, of Naperville, to start June 23. He’s being tried for failing to report an accident involving an injury or death, and is being held in the county jail on $1 million bond. Maria Lech has attended all of McCarthy’s hearings and had many questions for Assistant Will County State’s Attorney Chris Koch, who was recently assigned to the case. “I haven’t been informed about [prosecutor] changes. They’ve made me feel like a nobody, while everyone acknowledges [McCarthy],” she said. State’s Attorney spokesman Charles B. Pelkie said several assistant state’s attorneys recently were reassigned and the office is taking steps

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to inform all victims and families in cases being prosecuted. “We are reaching out as each case comes up and having our victims’ advocate contact them,” Pelkie said. About 12:20 a.m. Aug, 7, 2008, Melissa Lech, 20, was found bleeding on the road in front of the Illinois Youth Center Correctional Facility. At the time of her death Lech, a graduate of Plainfield South High School, was about to return for her junior year at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where she was studying political science. She had worked at the Abercrombie & Fitch and Coach stores in Oakbrook Terrace, and was a member of the Delta Delta Delta sorority. The search for the driver that struck Lech included a unique entry in a televised race at Chicagoland Speedway in 2011, when one car was posted with decals of her picture and requests for information. On Feb. 26, 2012, McCarthy reportedly knocked on the door of Michelle Lech, Melissa’s older sister, to tell her that he thought about what happened every time the case was mentioned in the news. Michelle Lech gave McCarthy’s license plate number to Joliet police and he was arrested later that day. In the three-and-a-half years between Melissa’s death and the arrest, McCarthy was also charged with DUI and assaulting a family member. The Lech family filed a wrongful death lawsuit against McCarthy a few months after his arrest that was settled last summer with $150,000 from Lech’s insurance company and $100,000 from McCarthy’s, Maria Lech said Tuesday. “There were comments on the Internet that I was all about the money and didn’t care about Melissa,” Maria Lech said. “I can’t believe they would say that. This was my daughter.”

Tattoo parlor owner arrested after raid Police say Barga was selling marijuana By BRIAN STANLEY

ELWOOD – Traffic on southbound Interstate 55 was snarled Tuesday afternoon when a truck carrying a trailer of grain overturned on the ramp to Arsenal Road. State Police Sgt. Fred Rivera said the accident happened at 12:34 p.m. The

more pills, a small amount of marijuana, $13,000 and a bulletproof vest, Ladd said. “There were also large bags at the business that are typically used to hold poundsize amounts which had [marijuana] residue on them,” Ladd said. Barga was booked into the county jail on charges of delivery of marijuana, delivery of drugs and unauthorized possession of body armor.

semitrailer driver was not injured and no other vehicles were involved. “The grain container tipped over, but did not spill,” Rivera said. The ramp was closed until shortly before 3 p.m. while the truck was being cleared from the scene. Initial reports did not say if the truck driver was ticketed.

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PLAINFIELD – Police say a tattoo parlor owner was dealing marijuana from his home and business. Charles A. Barga, 34, was arrested shortly before 5 a.m. Tuesday at his Charles A. r e s i d e n c e i n Barga the 2600 block Plainfield of Mirage Avenue, while police simultaneously raided The Tattoo Warehouse, 16020 S. Lincoln Highway. “We received information

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Crest Hill officials issue rebate on property taxes By VIKAAS SHANKER CREST HILL – City businesses and residents who paid their property taxes can expect a nice surprise in the mail this week. Crest Hill officials issued Monday its first property tax rebates. Residents who paid their 2012 property taxes can expect a check ranging from $25 to $115. The check is a 25 percent rebate on the city’s portion of the property tax. The rebate is a product of a successful 2012 referendum that increased the city’s sales tax by 1 percent. “I believe that as a direct result of the 2012 sales tax referendum, we have improved the quality of life for all of our residents and businesses,” Mayor Ray Soliman said, adding the sales tax increase helped fund

the rebate program, as well as infrastructure improvements and expansion of the police force. Just under 7,000 checks – totaling $480,000 – were sent to residents and businesses, City Administrator John Tomasoski said. The city needs to verify who paid the property tax before issuing checks, so the rebates come two years later. The amount each property taxpayer gets back depends on several factors including the size and value of the property. “In this instance, this is a win-win,” Tomasoski said. “We’ve created a consistent funding source to budget and complete projects annually.” With the $1.6 million the sales tax increase brings in every year, the city hired two additional police officers to improve public safety. Crest Hill

also completed infrastructure improvements and roadwork to Leness Lane and Donmaur Drive. The city also has started the second phase of engineering improvements to the intersection of Gaylord Road and Division Street. “We want to give back to residents more than what they had to pay out,” Ward 4 Alderman Tom Inman said. He added that much of sales tax revenue comes from residents in other communities who spend money in Crest Hill. “Property taxes are high enough,” Inman said. “I think this is good, fiscal responsibility.” Soliman said he plans to continue the rebates every year as long as he’s the mayor. “My hope is that this yearly property tax rebate check will help all of our property owners during some tough economic times,” Soliman said.

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And Sofia does. This year she participated in a regional science fair in the Joliet area. For her project, she tested how long a glow stick could maintain its light in water conditions that varied between boiling hot, warm, cold and freezing. Her project showed the glow stick stayed lit the longest in freezing water. “It keeps the mixed chemicals kept together instead of being separated and worn out,” Sofia said. Margie said she remembers the first time she noticed her daughter’s aptitude for science. The mother and daughter were doing homework together. Margie noticed that she was unable to pronounce certain vocabulary words, while Sofia could pronounce them and knew the definitions. Margie encouraged Sofia to join Girls 4 Science. Santamaria, now an eighth-grader, said she likes chemistry and will probably take chemistry classes in high school. She’s not certain exactly what she will do in the future, but it will involve science.

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JOLIET – Sofia Santamaria’s love for science was sparked last year in the seventh grade. Santamaria, 13, said she realized at one point that understanding science came easily for her. Her teacher, Carole Frano at St. Mary Nativity School in Joliet, was taking Santamaria step-by-step through certain scientific topics that befuddle many students. “I say to myself, ‘This is pretty simple,’” Santamaria said. “I think I could handle this.” That kind of thinking made Santamaria a speaker at a March 19 ceremony held by Girls 4 Science at the Union League Club of Chicago. Girls 4 Science is a Chicago-based organization dedicated to promoting an interest in science, technology, engineering and math among girls between the ages of 10 and 18. The awards ceremony was the third held by Girls 4 Science to mark Women’s History Month. According to Girls 4 Science, research shows boys

and girls demonstrate similar attitudes toward science in elementary school. But as they get older, girls’ interest in the subject declines. Santamaria rejects the idea that science is a career for men. “It’s not true,” she said. “Women can do many more things than just staying at home. They can do as many things as men can do if they dream of something and want to actually do it and have the ability to do it.” Members of Girls 4 Science focus on developing skills, self-esteem, awareness and relationships to help girls overcome barriers to success in those fields, according to the organization’s website. Only about 20 percent of women in the United States have careers in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math, according to Girls 4 Science. Santamaria’s mother, Margie, said she encourages her daughter to prove that statistic wrong. “I always tell to Sofia to make that your challenge,” Margie said. “Do something about it.”

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County could see slight tax increase to support VAC By JESSICA BOURQUE MORRIS – A proposed small increase in each Grundy County taxpayer’s tax bill could mean more funding for the Grundy County Veterans Assistance Commission. At Monday’s Grundy County Finance Committee meeting members discussed implementing a 0.02 percent tax levy as an alternative way to fund the VAC. The committee was unclear how much the increase would mean per household and Grundy County Assessor Dave Henderson could not be reached Tuesday. For the current fiscal year, the VAC’s total operating budget is about $191,000. Since the VAC was established, it has always been funded through the county’s general fund. Based on the county’s current property values, a 0.02 percent levy would equate to about $363,000 in revenue, far more than the VAC would need, County Administrator

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“Right now, based on our expenses, we probably wouldn’t even need the full 0.02 [percent] levy. We would levy what we needed, but I would also hope that we could add a little bit to build up a cash reserve.” Ken Buck VAC superintendent tion. It’s not a great solution. It doesn’t replace all of the millions [of dollars] that is missing,” Buck said. “But it’s a solution to help my program and make sure that our services can continue for a while.” Buck said several other counties in the state, including Kankakee and Kendall, levy funds specifically for their veterans’ commissions. Assistant State’s Attorney Perry Rudman assured the finance committee the county would not have to pass a referendum to implement the levy because it is such a small amount.

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Concerns were raised by a few committee members regarding the permanence of the levy. Specifically, they worried the levy rate would be fixed and could not be easily changed if the VAC needed less funds then levied. “Whatever you set [the levy] at, that’s it. It stays there,” committee member John Almer said during the meeting. Rudman said he would look into whether the county could legally change, and possibly scale back, the levy amount in future fiscal years. The VAC would only levy

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Phillip O. Golliher, age 82, passed away unexpectedly, Saturday, March 22, 2014 at Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. Born May 30, 1931 in Harrisburg, IL to Otto and Stella (nee Thomas) Golliher. Phil was an avid hunter, fisherman, and collector. He had a great love of learning which he shared with many during his 30 plus years spent as a teacher and guidance counselor at Joliet Township High School. Phil also enjoyed his membership in many clubs such as The Loyal Order of Moose Lodge #300, Cantigny Post VFW #367, and Harwood Post #5 to name a few. He proudly served his country during the Korean War as a Sergeant in the Army. Survived by his loving children, Eric, Phyllis (Kraig) Ingraham, Michelle (Robert) Jankowski, and Brian (Tanya) Hibler. He was a devoted grandfather to Kari and Zachary Ingraham, Devinn, Jake, and Max Jankowski, and Kaylee and Kendall Hibler; uncle to numerous nieces and nephews and friend to many. Preceded in death by his parents, Otto and Stella; his infant son, Gary (1959); his wife, Betty Golliher (1983); his wife Jayne Golliher (2008); as well as his siblings, Lowell and Dale Golliher. Family and friends will gather at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood on Thursday, March 27, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. for full military honors under the auspices of the United States Army. Donations to the American Heart Association in Phil's name would be appreciated. Arrangements by Fred C. Dames Funeral Home, 815-741-5500 or

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ANN T. HAMILTON Ann T. "Annie" Hamilton (nee Krippel), passed away Sunday, March 23, 2014 at Northwestern Memorial Hospital with her loving husband and family by her side. Ann and her husband, Charles, owned and operated Hamilton's Hair Design in Plainfield for 31 years. Preceded in death by her parents, Raymond and Gertrude (nee Braugham) Krippel; brothers, Raymond, Clarence and Richard Krippel; and several great-nieces and great-nephews. Survived by her loving husband of 37 years, Charles Hamilton; sisters, Yvonne Pavlich, Sr. Lucille Krippel, OSF, Marcella (Robert) Kestel; brothers, Gerald Krippel and David (Linda) Krippel; sisters-in-law, Joyce Krippel, Mary Krippel, Barb (Karl) Astrom and Elizabeth Maxson; brother-in-law, Richard (Kathie) Hamilton; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and greatnephews, all whom she loved and cherished. A Mass celebrating Ann's life will be held Thursday, March 27, 2014 at Holy Family Catholic Church, 600 Brook Forest Avenue, Shorewood at 10:00 a.m. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorials in her name to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, P.O. Box 4527, New York, NY 10163 would be appreciated. There will be no visitation. Arrangements by Fred C. Dames Funeral Home, 815-741-5500 or

ughter, K ry Loving father of James (Mary) and CLEO S. HERMANN (Argerei); adored grandpa of Terry Born: Sept. 6, 1925; In St. Paul, MN Tara, Luke, Bridget, Tommy, Taylor Died: March 23, 2014; In Joliet, IL and Katelyn; dear brother of Helen Wetendorf and brother-in-law of Cleo S. Hermann (nee Hively) Most recently of Joliet, IL previously Prudence Mitchell. Loved dearly by many nieces, nephews and friends. residing in Burke, VA and Also preceded in death by his Minneapolis, MN. Cleo S. Hermann parents, Mark and Helen; his was born the daughter of Gilbert H. brothers, Mark and Gerald; and his and Jessie V. (nee Bragdon) Hively sister, Mercedes Poplis. on September 6, 1925, in St. Paul, Funeral services will be held Minnesota, and departed this life Friday, March 28, 2014 at 9:30am on March 23, 2014 surrounded by from the O'Neil Funeral Home family at Salem Village Nursing Chapel, 1105 E. 9th St. (159th St.), Home and Rehabilitation Center, Lockport to St. Joseph Church, Joliet, IL after many health battles Lockport, for Mass of Christian at the age of 88 years. Burial at 10:00am. Interment She was preceded in death by her Resurrection Cemetery, Romeoville. parents; and husbands, William Visitation Thursday, March 27, at Bahor and Gerald Hermann. the funeral home from 4:00 pm to She is survived by her three 8:00 pm. children, Beverly (nee Bahor) and Family and friends my sign the husband, Marvin France, Diane (nee online guest book at: Bahor) and husband, Don Carter, and Deb (nee Hermann) and husband, Vernon Okamura; three grandchildren, Cheryl (nee France) and husband, Jimmy Baker, Michelle (nee France) and husband, Doug Landoll and Matthew Carter and his wife Christine; eight great grandchildren, Brendan and Jennifer Baker, Tom, Kasey and Rachel Landoll and Emma, Madison and ROSEMARY PASTORE Alex Carter. She was the loving sister of Gilbert (Nancy) Hively and RoseMary Pastore, dear half sister of Craig, Gwendolyn, Nee Beich, age 85. Nadine and Jana. Also left to She met her beloved cherish her memory are her dear husband Ted, nieces, nephews and cousins. Monday, March 24, Cleo was proudly employed by the 2014 as he took her United States Army Arsenal located in Will County, IL during World War hand and guided her into the gates of heaven after she left this earth II and was also a part of the work from the Adventist Bolingbrook force at Control Data Corporation Hospital after a lingering illness (CDC) a supercomputer firm through most of the 1960's. Having with family by her side. Survived by her cherished been deeply devoted to her family, she will be remembered as a loving daughters, Connie (Awalt) (Herb) Biggs, and Theresa (Bob) wife, mother and grandmother, as well as a loyal friend and neighbor. Kaczmarek; grandchildren, Jacquie In honor of Cleo S. Hermann's final (Mark) Kaegebein, Michael Petrusich, Eric (Shelli) Awalt, Brian wishes, cremation rites will be (Diana) Petusich, Steve (Erin) recognized and no formal service Awalt, Dan Petrusich, Gregg will be held. For those wishing to leave lasting (Kristen) Petrusich, Matthew (Trisha) Petrusich, Allison (Mark) memorials, donations may be Rutkowski, Joe (Tricia) Awalt, Jim directed to Lamb's Fold Center for Awalt, Kevin (Marianna) Pastore, Women and Children, Joliet, IL an Kimberly Pastore; great agency partner of United Way. grandchildren, Jonathon, Joshua, Services under the direction of The Maple Funeral Home, Channahon, IL For information

RICHARD J. MITCHELL Richard James Mitchell, "Mitch", age 84 years young, passed away peacefully on March 24, 2014. Reunited now with his beloved wife, Ann (nee Smith), and his cherished daughter, Kathryn.

gr n, Jonathon, , Molly, Alixander, Dalton, Jacob, Ethan, Christian, Madison, Brody, Zander, Camden, Maizie, Davis, Turner, Mccord, Reagan, and Nicholas; a brother-in-law, Anthony (Jeanne) Pastore; a brother, Peter “Bud” (Lucille) Frederick; and also survived by nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her husband of 67 years, Ted Pastore Sr. (2012); a son, Ted Pastore Jr. (2009); a granddaughter, Jennifer Pastore (2002); a sister, Lois (Robert) Beard; brothers, Howard Beich and Paul Frederick; her father-in-law, Nicholas; and mother-in-law, Concetta Pastore. RoseMary was a life-long Crest Hill resident. She was a very kind, loving and warm mother, grandmother, aunt, sister and sister-in-law. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her. Mom was a dedicated homemaker and cared for the needs of her family. She loved bingo, rummy, music, reading and the Food Network. She retired from Joliet Pattern Works. Mom we will never stop loving and missing you. Rest in Peace. The family wishes to express a heartfelt thank you to Tracy, her physical therapist with Girling Health Care, as well as Dr. Bruce Corwin, for 21 years of trusted care mom received. Family will receive friends at the funeral home on Thursday, March 27, 2014 (her 86th birthday) from 3:00pm to 7:00pm. Chapel prayers will be held at the funeral home at 9:15am Friday, March 28, 2014 then a procession to St. Anne Catholic Church, 1702 Dearborn Street, Crest Hill, IL 60403 for a 10:00am Mass. Entombment will be at Resurrection Cemetery & Mausoleum. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the American Diabetes Association or the American Heart Association would be appreciated.

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He was a regular at Bills home games since founding the franchise, but had not been there since going to one game in 2010. “No one loves this game more than Ralph Wilson,” Brandon said in a statement. “It’s very tough. What he’s’ meant to the entire organization. He’s our leader, our mentor our friend. How he loves his players and loved our community. Special guy. They just don’t make them like Ralph Wilson.” Wilson was deemed the “conscience” of the NFL for his loyalty to fans and the stands he took against franchise relocation. “He didn’t let anyone pull anything off in him. He was very forceful,” New Orleans Saints owner Tom Benson said.

NASCAR Hall of Famer Richard Petty’s wife dies The ASSOCIATED PRESS RANDLEMAN, N.C. – Lynda Petty, the wife of NASCAR Hall of Famer Richard Petty, died Tuesday after battling cancer for several years. She was 72. Jeff Dennison of Petty Motorsports said in a statement that Petty was surrounded by her family when she died at her home in Level Cross. He said she had been fighting cancer for the past several years. Lynda Petty helped start the Racing Wives Auxiliary, a benevolent fund for injured members of the NASCAR community. The group was formed by the wives of drivers, crews and sponsors. “Through the years, Lynda became an integral part of the NASCAR landscape. We have lost a true friend, who will be missed each and every day,” said NASCAR chairman and CEO Brian France. Besides her husband, Lynda Petty is survived by son Kyle, two daughters, 10 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. A private memorial service is scheduled for Reverie Place in Randleman. No date or time was given.

LILA J. WILLIAMS Born: March 21, 1921; In Joliet, IL Died: March 25, 2014; In Joliet, IL AP file photo

Actor Patrick Dempsey participates in the Survivor Walk with his mother, Amanda, on Oct. 8, 2011, in Lewiston, Maine.

Patrick Dempsey’s mom dies of cancer at age 79 The ASSOCIATED PRESS LEWISTON, Maine – Patrick Dempsey’s mother has died of cancer six years after inspiring him to help create a cancer support organization at a hospital in Maine. Amanda Dempsey was 79. Central Maine Healthcare CEO Peter Chalke says she was “a determined fighter who displayed tremendous courage, class and grace during her long battle with cancer.” The Patrick Dempsey Center for Cancer Hope &

Healing was founded in 2008 by the “Grey’s Anatomy” star and his two sisters in partnership with the Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston, where their mother received treatment. Amanda Dempsey for five years led the survivor walk during the Dempsey Challenge, an event that raised $5 million for the center. Center officials say she died Monday surrounded by family. She’d fought multiple recurrences since being diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 1997.

Lila Juanita Williams (nee Ketner), age 93, at rest Tuesday, March 25, 2014 at her late residence. Born March 21, 1921 in

Karl Reed 8/6/57 – 3/26/07 To love and be loved, is like being warm by the sun from both sides at once. Karl, you was just like that, always loving, warm and kind. It has been seven years since you left us. As time goes by without you, we still hold the memories of your smile, love, joy and your genuine sweet spirit. There is not a day that goes by that we don’t think of you and remember the happy times, when we were all together.

Love Always Dad and Mom, Deandre, George “Ruddie”, Kyle, Kendall & Grandchildren

• Wednesday, March 26, 2014

BUFFALO, N.Y. – Ralph Wilson, the Buffalo Bills owner who helped found the American Football League in 1960 and played a key role in the merger with the NFL, died Tuesday. He was 95. Wilson died at his home in Grosse Pointe Shores, Mich., said Mary Mazur, spokeswoman for the Wayne County medical examiner’s office. He had been receiving home hospice care. Bills President Russ Brandon announced the death at the NFL meetings in Orlando, Fla. Wilson gave up daily oversight of the club on Jan. 1, 2013, when he relinquished the president’s title to Brandon. Wilson was the founder

and sole owner of the Bills after establishing the team with the upstart AFL. He was inducted into the Football Hall of Fame in 2009. “Ralph Wilson was a driving force in developing pro football into America’s most popular sport,” NFL Commissioner Ralph Wilson Roger Goodell said. “Ralph always brought a principled and common-sense approach to issues.” Wilson had been in failing health for several years after hip surgery in 2011. Although he spent much of his time at his home in suburban Detroit, he attended Hall of Fame induction weekends.


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Joliet to the late Robert and Julia Ketner, she was a lifelong resident. Member of Ridgewood Baptist Church. She was an avid baker and Virginia J. Roberts enjoyed painting and sewing. Survived by three children, nee McClintock, age Barbara (Ron) Durham, Ron (Janice) 92, passed away Williams both of Joliet, and Sandra Tuesday March 25, 2014, with family by (late Floyd) Gordon of Wilmington; seven grandchildren, Randy (Mindy) her side. Williams, Rob Long, Kim (Gary) Survived by one son, James (Regina) Kempke, Julie (Dwight) Beguin, Rhonda (Dan) Hamil, Jennifer (Bill) Roberts; three daughters, Nancy Westering and Terri (Brett) Revlett; (James) Johnson, Charlene (Kim) Brunett and Tina (Jonathon) Rupolo; 16 great-grandchildren, Ryan and Eric Williams, Jordan and Jackson grandchildren, Scott and Troy Long, Vanessa Kempke, Michal Joy, Roberts, Jim and Christopher Josh and Nicole Beguin, Andrew and Johnson, Shuna Smart, Samantha Kelsey Hamil, Caleb and Tyler and James Rupolo; 9 great grandchildren; two sisters, Romona Westering, Cassidy, Ashley, Audry and Mandy Revlett. Daniels and Rebbeca Harris; one Preceded in death by her loving brother, Donald McClintock. husband, Robert Earl Williams Numerous nieces and nephews also (2006); four brothers and two survive. sisters. Preceded in death by her Funeral Services for Lila Juanita husband, Cloyd Roberts; one son, Williams will be Thursday, March Ted Roberts; parents, Lawrence and Grace McCLintock; and one brother, 27, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at the Fred C. Dames Funeral Home, 3200 Black at Dave McClintock. Essington Rds., Joliet. Interment Born in Joliet, a lifelong resident. Woodlawn Memorial Park II. Charter member of Faith Bible Memorials in her name to Joliet Church. Area Community Hospice or Funeral Services will be held, Friday March 28, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. Ridgewood Baptist Church would at the Blackburn-Giegerich-Sonntag be appreciated. Visitation THURSDAY morning Funeral Home. Interment will be at 10:00 a.m. until time of services. Abraham Lincoln National For information: 815-741-5500 or Cemetery. Visitation Friday morning, from 10:00 a.m. until time of services.


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By JASON KEYSER The Associated Press CHICAGO – An emergency track-side braking system activated but failed to stop a Chicago commuter train from jumping the tracks and barreling to the top of an escalator at O’Hare International Airport, a federal investigator said Tuesday. The events that led to Monday’s accident, which occurred around 3 a.m. and injured more than 30 passengers, might have begun with the train operator dozing off toward the end of her shift, according the union representing transit workers. But Tuesday’s announcement that a piece of emergency safety equipment might have failed was the first indication the accident could have been caused by human error and mechanical failure. National Transportation Safety Board investigator Ted Turpin said a preliminary review showed the train was traveling at the correct speed of 25 mph as it entered the station. Investigators said they have not yet determined whether the operator ever applied the in-cab brake.

Turpin, who is in charge of the investigation, said an automatic emergency braking system located on the tracks was activated but failed to stop the train as it burst onto the platform. “It activated,” Turpin said of the emergency system. “That’s all we know factually. Now, whether it did it in time or not, that’s an analysis that we have to figure out.” A team from the NTSB was also exploring how rested the train operator was before starting her shift and whether rules governing overtime had been violated, after a union official suggested she might have dozed off. They planned to interview the train operator Tuesday afternoon. “We’re going to ask probably the operator how they felt ... because we always take into consideration the fatigue factor. It’s one of the things we do investigate,” Turpin said. The operator, whom officials have not identified, was off duty for about 17 hours before starting work around 8 p.m. Sunday but had recently put in a lot of overtime, Amalgamated Transit Union Local

308 President Robert Kelly said Monday. “I know she works a lot – as a lot of our members do,” he said. “They gotta earn a living. ... She was extremely tired.” Kelly said the operator took standard drug and alcohol tests after the derailment and that she assured him they were not an issue. Asked whether she may have nodded off, Kelly responded: “The indication is there. Yes.” Federal investigators hoped to turn the scene over to local officials later Tuesday to begin removing the train from the escalator at the underground Chicago Transit Authority station. The train is designed to stop if operators become incapacitated and their hand slips off the spring-loaded controls. Kelly speculated that, upon impact, inertia might have thrown the operator against the hand switch, accelerating it onto the escalator. Transit officials refused to discuss what other safety mechanisms are in place around the transit system while the investigation was ongoing.

STATE BRIEFS Ag. Dept. seeking crop grant proposals SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Agriculture is accepting proposals for federal crop grants. Department officials say Illinois’ funding will come from the specialty crop block grant program in the new federal farm bill. Illinois has been receiving about $600,000 a year and using the funds to open new markets for locally-grown produce. Agriculture Department director Bob Flider says a small increase of local food purchases would create thousands of jobs

in the farming and food industries that would revitalize both rural and urban communities. Applications for the grants can be found on the Department of Agriculture’s website. Grant proposals will be accepted until May 1.

Veterans Affairs director honored CHICAGO – The head of the Illinois Department of Veterans Affairs is being honored by the White House. Director Erica Borggren was named a Woman Veteran Champion of Change. She’s one of sev-

eral people nationwide receiving the honor. In a news release, state officials say there’ll be a Tuesday event recognizing her at the White House. Borggren was recognized for her leadership in creating public-private networks to help service members, veterans and their families. Gov. Pat Quinn says Borggren is an example of veterans bringing back to the community when they leave service. Borggren is a graduate of West Point who served in the U.S. Army. She was a former aide to Army General David Petraeus.

She was appointed as director of Illinois’ veterans department in 2011.

Obama says U.S. to host nuclear summit in 2016 THE HAGUE, Netherlands – President Barack Obama says world leaders will convene in the United States in 2016 for the next Nuclear Security Summit. Obama made the announcement Tuesday as this year’s summit wrapped up in the Netherlands. Although Obama said Chicago would host the 2016 summit, the White House later said no

city has been chosen. During his remarks, Obama also referenced the summit being in Washington. Obama launched the summit series in 2010, hoping to secure materials and keep them out of the hands of terrorists. Since then, the number of countries with enough material to build a nuclear weapon has fallen from 39 to 25. Obama says the next summit will be a “transition” summit where heads of state will look to hand responsibility for nuclear security to their lower-level officials.

– Wire reports

• Wednesday, March 26, 2014

WHITING, Ind. – Crews for oil giant BP worked Tuesday to clean up an undetermined amount of crude oil that spilled into Lake Michigan and affected about a half-mile section of shoreline near Chicago following a malfunction at BP’s northwestern Indiana refinery, officials said. The spill reported Monday afternoon by BP appears to have been contained by company crew members who deployed absorbent booms around the spill site, said Mike Beslow, on-scene coordinator for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Region 5. BP spokesman Scott Dean said the area affected by the spill was a cove along the Lake Michigan at the company’s sprawling Whiting refinery, which covers about 1,400 acres. The spill is about 20 miles southeast of downtown Chicago but was not expected to pose any threat to municipal water supplies that draw on the lake’s water, Beslow said. A Coast Guard flyover of the area Tuesday did not reveal any oil outside the containment booms, Beslow said during a Tuesday afternoon media briefing, “but there is oil on the beach that is being addressed.” Beslow said BP crews were

using vacuum trucks to suck up the corralled oil and were cleaning up oil along 2,700 feet of private shoreline the company owns at the Whiting site, he said. The EPA and the U.S. Coast Guard were supervising that work, Beslow said. Beslow said the Coast Guard was working with BP officials to determine how much oil had been discharged into the lake. Dean, the BP spokesman, said northerly winds were helping contain the oil by pushing it toward the shoreline. “It’s in the lake, yes, but it’s not moving around freely. It’s been kind of contained because of the weather and of the geography of the lakefront there,” Dean said. BP said in a statement Tuesday evening that it believes that “an upset at a crude distillation unit may have sent crude oil into the refinery’s cooling water outfall and then into the lake.” The company said it has taken steps to prevent another discharge and might have an estimate Wednesday on how much oil was spilled. BP initially reported to the EPA that when its workers discovered the spill they observed an oily sheen that covered about 5,000 square yards, said Susan Hedman, the EPA’s regional administrator.

Emergency brake failed to stop train


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NATION&WORLD Report raises questions about mudslide precautions

Birth control rule seems to divide Supreme Court By MARK SHERMAN The Associated Press

By MANUEL VALDES and PHUONG LE The Associated Press ARLINGTON, Wash. – A scientist working for the government had warned 15 years ago about the potential for a catastrophic landslide in the community where the collapse of a rain-soaked hillside over the weekend killed at least 14 people and left scores missing. As rescue workers slogged through the muck and rain in search of victims Tuesday, word of the 1999 report raised questions about why residents were allowed to build homes on the hill and whether officials had taken proper precautions. “I knew it would fail catastrophically in a large-magnitude event,” though not when it would happen, said Daniel Miller, a geomorphologist who was hired by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to do the study. “I was not surprised.” Snohomish County officials and authorities in the devastated rural community of Oso

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A flag, put up by volunteers helping search the area, stands in the ruins of a home left at the end of a deadly mudslide from the now-barren hillside seen about a mile behind Tuesday, in Oso, Wash. At least 14 people were killed in the 1-square-mile slide that hit in a rural area about 55 miles northeast of Seattle on Saturday. said they were not aware of the study. But John Pennington, director of the county Emergency Department, said local authorities were vigilant about warning the public of landslide dangers, and homeowners “were very aware of the slide potential.”

In fact, the area has long been known as the “Hazel Landslide” because of landslides over the past half-century. The last major one before Saturday’s disaster was in 2006. “We’ve done everything we could to protect them,” Pennington said.

Navy: Shooting suspect didn’t have own weapon By BROCK VERGAKIS The Associated Press NORFOLK, Va. – A civilian approaching a Navy destroyer at the world’s largest naval base late at night took a weapon from a sailor who was standing watch and used it to shoot and kill another sailor who was trying to help his embattled colleague, Navy officials said Tuesday. Navy security forces then killed the suspect, who was authorized to be on Naval Station Norfolk and did not bring his own weapon on base, according to Capt. Robert Clark, the base’s commanding officer. The identities of the civilian and the sailor who were killed have not been released.

“Information about our sailor will come at the appropriate time and today is not that day,” said Clark, who asked for privacy for the sailor’s family. No other injuries were reported from the encounter, which occurred Monday about 11:20 p.m. on the USS Mahan, a guided-missile destroyer that had recently returned from a port visit in New Orleans during Mardi Gras. It wasn’t immediately clear why the civilian approached the ship or if he ever had access to it previously. The Navy said the civilian was coming toward the ship’s quarterdeck, which is traditionally the ceremonial entry point aboard a ship, when the

struggled ensued and the civilian was able to disarm the Petty Officer of the Watch. Clark said the identification found with the civilian indicates it is unlikely he was a military dependent authorized to be on base for that reason. He said the civilian was found with a TWIC card. A TWIC is a transportation worker’s credential and is issued by the Transportation Security Administration to personnel who require unescorted access to secure areas, such as truck drivers. The cards are valid for five years, according to the TSA. All merchant mariners are also required to have a TWIC card, including employees of the Navy’s Military Sealift Command.

WASHINGTON – Seemingly divided, the Supreme Court struggled Tuesday with the question of whether companies have religious rights, a case challenging President Barack Obama’s health overhaul and its guarantee of birth control in employees’ preventive care plans. Peppering attorneys with questions in a 90-minute argument, the justices weighed the rights of for-profit companies against the rights of female employees. The discussion ranged to abortion, too, and even whether a female worker could be forced to wear an all-covering burka. The outcome could turn on the views of Justice Anthony Kennedy, often the decisive vote, as his colleagues appeared otherwise to divide along liberal and conservative lines. As the court heard the challenge brought by the Hobby Lobby chain of stores

and others, demonstrators on both sides of the issue chanted outside in an early spring snow. The justices upheld the overall health care law two years ago in a 5-4 ruling in which Chief Justice John Roberts cast the deciding vote in favor of Obama’s signature domestic legislation. The latest case focuses on a sliver of the law dealing with preventive services, including contraception, that must be offered in a company’s plan at no extra charge. The family-owned companies that are challenging the provision provide health insurance to their employees but object to covering certain methods of birth control that they say can work after conception, in violation of their religious beliefs. The justices have never declared that for-profit corporations, as opposed to individuals, can hold religious beliefs. The companies in this case, and their backers, argue that a 1993 federal law on religious freedom extends to businesses.

Obama to propose ending NSA’s phone call sweep By EILEEN SULLIVAN The Associated Press WASHINGTON – To assuage privacy concerns, the White House and some lawmakers are pushing forward with changes to a surveillance program that would leave the bulk storage of millions of Americans’ telephone records in the hands of phone companies, even though they are convinced the information now held by the government is protected and question whether the changes would actually do more to protect privacy. President Barack Obama

intends to ask Congress to end the bulk collection of Americans’ phone records. Instead, the government would ask phone companies to search their records for possible links to terrorism. Obama said any alternatives to the government holding onto the phone records posed difficult problems and raised privacy issues. And Republican Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Mich., chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, said he believes the data is safer with the National Security Agency, even though he recommended it be moved from the agency’s custody.

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FEODOSIA, Crimea – As former comrades saluted them from outside a base overrun by Russian forces, Ukrainian marines in Crimea piled into buses Tuesday to head back to the mainland. It was a low-key exit from this eastern Black Sea port, with fewer than a dozen friends and relatives on hand to bid the marines farewell. A troop transporter bearing black Russian military plates trailed the bus as it pulled away. Their departure came as Ukraine’s defense minister stepped down after harsh criticism for authorities’ often-hesitant reaction to Russia’s annexation of Crimea, which was formalized following a hastily organized referendum this month. And while Ukraine struggled to deal with its humbling by Russia, it also faced the menace of seething Ukrainian

rines have left Crimea, the defense ministry said. They were being temporarily stationed at a military barracks in Genichesk but their final destination was still unclear. At a summit on nuclear security in The Hague, Netherlands, President Barack Obama said Russian troops would not be dislodged from Crimea by force. He noted that one of the achievements of his first nuclear summit in 2010 “was Ukraine’s decision to remove all of its highly enriched uranium from its nuclear fuel sites.” “Had that not happened, those dangerous nuclear materials would still be there now. And the difficult situation we’re dealing with in Ukraine today would involve yet another level of concern,” Obama said. In an address to parliament in the capital, Kiev, Defense Minister Igor Tenyukh denied that he had failed to issue clear instructions to his troops but reserved the right to resign.

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nationalists angered by the police killing of a leading radical. Troops were given the stark choice of either staying in Crimea and switching allegiance to serve under Russia’s military, or leaving the peninsula to keep their jobs with the Ukrainian defense forces. “The Russians threatened, intimidated, bullied and tried to get us to switch sides to Russia. It has been very difficult to resist this enormous pressure but I have made a choice that I can live with,” Senior Lt. Anatoly Mozgovoy told The Associated Press after arriving in the Ukrainian city of Genichesk . “We were greeted as heroes in Ukraine. I was able to breathe freely for the first time in months,” the 30-yearold Mozgovoy said. He said he left behind his wife and 7-month-old daughter, who were staying with his mother-in-law in Crimea until he finds out where he is being permanently deployed. So far, 131 Ukrainian ma-


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KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia – As frustration was setting in, calmer seas returned Wednesday and the search for Flight 370 began anew in remote waters of the Indian Ocean off western Australia. Gale-force winds that forced an all-day delay Tuesday died down, allowing a total of 12 planes and two ships from the United States, China, Japan, South Korea, Australia and New Zealand to resume the hunt for any pieces of the Malaysia Airlines jet – tangible evidence for the families seeking closure after more than two weeks of anguished uncertainty. A day earlier, angry relatives shouted “Liars!” in the streets of Beijing about Malaysia’s declaration that the plane went down with all aboard. Although officials sharp-

ly narrowed the search zone based on the last satellite signals received from the Boeing 777, it was still estimated at 622,000 square miles, an area bigger than Texas and Oklahoma combined. “We’re not searching for a needle in a haystack – we’re still trying to define where the haystack is,” Australia’s deputy defense chief, Air Marshal Mark Binskin, told reporters Tuesday at a military base in the Australian west coast city of Perth as idle planes stood behind him. The Australian Maritime Safety Authority, which coordinates the search on Malaysia’s behalf, said Wednesday’s search will focus on 30,900 square miles of ocean. Malaysia announced Monday that an analysis of satellite data received after Flight 370 left Kuala Lumpur for Beijing on March 8 indicated the plane had gone down in the Indian Ocean, killing all 239 people aboard.

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Foreign observers face hurdles in Afghanistan By KIM GAMEL The Associated Press

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KABUL, Afghanistan – When Afghans select their new president next month, it will largely be up to tens of thousands of Afghan poll watchers to catch signs of ballot box stuffing and other vote-rigging that tarnished Hamid Karzai’s re-election five years ago. The international observer mission is far smaller this time, and relentless violence has driven away many foreigners who signed up. It’s an example of how Afghan civilian institutions and the military are adjusting to a shrinking international footprint. U.S. and allied combat troops are preparing to withdraw by the end of this year despite a resilient Taliban insurgency, and Syria and other conflicts are increasingly competing with Afghanistan for aid money and attention. Afghans will be choosing a successor to Karzai in the April 5 election, since he is constitutionally barred from a third term. With three strong contenders out of nine candidates overall, nobody is expected to get the majority needed to avoid a runoff. If one candidate does win in the first round, others are more likely to cry foul. Authorities are under tremendous pressure to prevent a repeat of the rampant fraud that discredited the last national elections in 2009, tarnishing Karzai’s second term as president and undermining public confidence in his government. Allegations of large-scale ballot stuffing, phantom polling stations and turnouts in some areas above 100 percent prompted U.N. auditors to throw out nearly a third of Karzai’s votes, pushing him below the 50 percent mark needed to avoid a second round. All that happened with more than 1,200 international and 10,000 Afghan observers fanned out across the nation. This year, the number of foreigners signed up as observers for the presidential and provincial council elections

has dropped sharply to about 200. The number of Afghans, on the other hand, has soared to more than 100,000. “One of the impacts of tougher security is that it increases the price of doing business,” said Nicholas Haysom, the deputy U.N. chief in Afghanistan. “One of the real opportunities Afghanistan has to project a positive image of itself is credible elections.” The bloodshed already has prompted two major international organizations to pull out their teams. The U.S.based National Democratic Institute and the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe evacuated their observers after last week’s attack on the Serena hotel in Kabul that killed a Paraguayan observer and eight other people, including two children. “The 15 members of the election support team we sent to Kabul were all in the Serena the night of the attack. No one from our team was harmed but, as I’m sure you can understand, this was a very traumatic experience,” said Thomas Rymer, a spokesman for the OSCE’s Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights. “We are also assessing the condition of the team members, and will couple this with the security assessment in making a decision on whether the team will return for the April 5 elections. The option to return is still under consideration.” Thijs Berman, the head of the European Union’s election assessment team in Kabul, said security restrictions made the observers largely ineffective in 2009 so the mission has shifted to focus on analysis. “It was a huge investment and low output so we decided it was better to not to deploy them this time,” he said. Berman said six of 16 observers left the country to wait for more armored vehicles and guards to protect their movements even within the Afghan capital, but that they would be back for the election. “We decided to let them wait outside of the country instead of having them sit idle,” he said.

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Reform needed in redistricting A little more than a month remains to collect enough signatures to amend the state constitution and make democracy fair in Illinois. Yes! for Independent Maps is a coalition of groups that have joined forces to reform the redistricting process in Illinois. Every 10 years, state House, Senate and Congressional district maps are redrawn by politicians after a new Census is completed. The party in control in Springfield always draws the maps to help its party and hurt the opposite party. Legislative Democrats controlled the process last time around in 2010, and the results were predictable: party gains of seven seats in the state House, five seats in the state Senate, and four seats in the Congressional delegation. Had Republicans had control, it would have been the other way around. That’s why politics must be removed from the redistricting process so that politicians are made more accountable to the people. Yes! for Independent Maps needs 298,000 valid signatures by May 4 to get its proposed state amendment on the November ballot and allow voters to decide. The Illinois Independent Redistricting Amendment would establish an 11-member Independent Redistricting Commission to draw the maps. According to the coalition’s website, the amendment includes safeguards to create the most nonpartisan, unbiased commission possible. Among those safeguards: • The commission would include only qualified Illinois citizens. Politicians, lobbyists, and state contractors aren’t eligible. • The process ensures that the commission reflects the geographic and demographic diversity of the state, as well as a balance between Republicans, Democrats and unaffiliated citizens. • Legislative leaders from both sides can each strike up to five names from the pool of qualified applicants. Republicans likely will strike the most partisan Democrats and vice versa, leaving behind a more nonpartisan group. • A lottery system ensures that even if a few partisan actors sneak into the pool, they are unlikely to be appointed to the final commission. CHANGE Illinois, Citizen Advocacy Center, League of Women Voters of Illinois, Illinois Chamber of Commerce and Reboot Illinois are among the organizations that form Yes! for Independent Maps coalition. Count us among the supporters, as well.

State makes right call with eavesdropping law SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Supreme Court hit the erase button last week on the state’s eavesdropping law. It was a smart decision on a very bad law. Millions of Illinoisans now carry cellphones that can be whipped out at a moment’s notice to record just about anything. It’s a world apart from when the state passed its eavesdropping law in 1965. Back then, tape recorders were about as big as a shoebox and not readily used by the general public. The ubiquitous nature of recording devices today has landed some folks in trouble when they have taken to recording government officials. In one case, a woman recorded three telephone conversations with a courthouse supervisor about getting a court transcript corrected. The supervisor apparently was none too happy when the woman posted the conversations on the Internet. And she

REEDER REPORT Scott Reeder was prosecuted. Others have been prosecuted when they have recorded their public interactions with police officers. And in a Kane County case, a man was prosecuted for recording a conversation between himself, an attorney and a judge. What do all of these cases have in common? People in power who don’t want the public to actually hear what they said. The ubiquity of digital recording devices these days should make government more transparent and more accountable. But not everyone sees it that way. Fortunately, the state Supreme Court does. The high court rightly ruled the state’s eavesdropping law is unconstitutional.

If a police officer isn’t saying anything inappropriate in an interaction with a citizen, she should welcome being recorded – it just verifies she is doing a good job. The same goes for judges, politicians and other government functionaries. Why not allow ordinary citizens to record their interactions with such people? Here’s what Chief Justice Rita Garman had to say in her written opinion: “The statute criminalizes the recording of conversations that cannot be deemed private: a loud argument on the street, a political debate on a college quad, yelling fans at an athletic event, or any conversation loud enough that the speakers should expect to be heard by others. None of these examples implicate privacy interests, yet the statute makes it a felony to audio record each one.” In the Kane County opinion,

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Iowa tourism faces stiff competition Iowa tourism ads will begin showing up soon in surrounding states, touting vacation opportunities through a $1.5 million ad campaign that is big news for Iowa, but nickels and dimes compared to our competition. All of the states targeted by these ads – Illinois, Minnesota, Kansas and Nebraska, spend much more on tourism marketing than Iowa, according to rankings by Skift. com, a travel industry news source. Illinois tops our region with $55.4 million last fiscal year, thanks to more attractions, a nationwide market and, most of all, dedicated hotel/motel taxes to pay for it. Minnesota, Wisconsin and Missouri all spend at least twice as much as Iowa promoting tourism in the same markets Iowa is trying to crack. So this spring’s $1.5 million buy is a start, but will be

fighting for attention among much more sophisticated and better funded ad campaigns. Missouri’s “Enjoy the Show” ad campaign is targeted specifically to female travel decision makers. The plan targets 17 medium-sized markets within 200 miles of the state, including our Quad-Cities and five Iowa markets. It includes extensive co-op advertising that partners with private tourist attractions, as well as extensive social media campaigns. Missouri budgeted $10.7 million for tourism marketing alone last fiscal year, a number Iowans can only dream of. Missourians don’t need to dream. The legislature established a reliable revenue stream in the 1990s by earmarking a portion of sales taxes from tourism-related businesses, such as restaurants, hotels and attractions. This increment of sales tax – not additional

hotel/motel taxes – allows Missouri to find long-term marketing strategies, not hustle up programs after a one-time appropriation. Illinois earmarks about 40 percent of hotel/motel taxes for tourism. Most Iowa hotel/motel taxes go to municipalities, which decide individually how much, if any, goes to marketing. Without reliable statewide tourism marketing revenue, Iowa’s message relies on periodic appropriations, all of which fall far short of our Midwest tourism competitors. Even with this year’s special $1.5 million campaign, Iowa’s terrific tourism attractions are relying on visitors from surrounding states who manage to remember the few Iowa references among a flood of Missouri, Wisconsin, Minnesota and Illinois ads.

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also written by Garman, she said, a “person may write down what we say and publish it, and this is not a violation of the eavesdropping statute. Yet if that same person records our words with an audio recording device, even if it is not published in any way, a criminal act has been committed.” Garman failed to see the distinction between the two. Nor should she. It’s not uncommon for politicians to deny saying something stupid that a journalist has quoted them saying. But the wonderful thing

about the Internet is that the reporter can simply post the audio recording online for the public to discern whether the quotes were accurate. The public should feel empowered by this. So how on earth did Illinois become one of only a dozen or so states with a law like this on the books? Well, like so much in Springfield, it began in scandal. Back in 1965, lobbyists were secretly recorded talking about which legislators were on the take. Embarrassed lawmakers responded to the scandal by making it illegal to secretly tape conversations without a court order, the late Bill

O’Connell, a retired statehouse reporter for the Peoria Journal Star, told me several years ago. So the impetus behind the law was to cover up official skullduggery and make Illinois lawmakers who might have been on the take sleep a little better at night. That’s a bad law grounded in official deception. It’s time for Illinois to erase this bad policy and allow folks to just press record.

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Joliet Catholic armed for repeat state bid Despite losing solid senior class, Hilltoppers’ staff features veterans hoping to replicate 2013 By DICK GOSS

Just the facts JOLIET – Joliet Catholic endured a wild ride last spring en route to claiming the Class 3A state baseball championship at Silver Cross Field in Joliet. The Hilltoppers entered the postseason 20-14. However, shortly before the regional they won the prestigious Bujanski Tournament, jump-starting their stretch run. Before it was over, Sam Couch became Mr. Automatic Shutout and a senior class that also featured captains Chris Tschida, Alex Voitik and Ryan Peter finally had a state championship to celebrate. When you consider how much all of them meant to JCA baseball the last few years, you might feel Hilltoppers would be in a rebuilding mode. That’s not exactly the case, however. “It’s different not to have Petey, Tschida and Alex here,” said coach Jared Voss, whose teams have won four state trophies the last six years. “They ran things on their own at practice. But we still have quite a bit of experience. The current junior class had very good freshman and sophomore seasons.” That, of course, was without touted junior Nick Dalesandro, who in entering his third varsity season. A pro prospect, Dalesandro has committed to Purdue, where he was recruited to catch. That may be his best position, but when he is not pitching for the Hilltoppers, he will be in center field. Dalesandro, recovered from a leg injury that ended his basketball season prematurely, pitched a complete-game

2013 record: 27-14 (Class 3A state champion) Coach: Jared Voss Key returnees: Nick Dalesandro, Jr., P/OF; Kyle Polaski, Sr., P; Zach Jackovich, Sr., P; Brady Kostecki, Sr., P; Rylan Bannon, Sr., 2B; Mitch Boe, Jr., SS; Aaron Markley, Sr., 1B; Keegan Tyrell, Jr., OF; John Kalisik, Sr., OF. Top newcomer: Drake Fellows, So., P.

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ABOVE: The Joliet Catholic Academy baseball team warms up for practice Friday. TOP: Joliet Catholic’s Rylan Bannon throws a ball during practice.

The Joliet Catholic Academy baseball team listens to their coach during practice Friday. seven-hitter last spring to win the state championship game. He throws hard and has an advanced presence on the mound. He also is a strong middle-of-the-lineup hitter. “We have some returning seniors, and I want to do my

part to fill the leadership roles that Chris, Voitik and Petey filled last year,” Dalesandro said. “Personally, I’d like to follow up on what Chris did. I miss him a lot. He was like a big brother to me. He was a

good role model for me.” On the other hand, Dalesandro will be playing with classmates. “That’s the good thing, I get to play all with my friends,” he said with a smile. “I’m not the guy they can pick on because I’m not younger any more.” The Hilltoppers’ other key pitchers include Drake Fellows, already committed to Vanderbilt and ranked as the No. 2 prospect among sophomores in the state, plus seniors Kyle Polaski, Brady Kostecki and Zach Jackovich. Fellows’ fastball hits the upper 80s. “Polaski had an unbelievable offseason. He is in the best physical condition he ever has been in,” Voss said of the right-hander who will pitch at NCAA Division II Palm Beach Atlantic. “It’s like a resort down there, and they play competitive baseball,” Polaski said.

But first, it’s time to begin realizing the fruits of his labor. “I’ve been working hard in the offseason to locate pitches and get movement,” Polaski said. “I’ve added more velocity.” While Dalesandro and Fellows are highly touted, Polaski and Jackovich may be keys in determining how dominant the Hilltoppers’ staff becomes. The rest of the lineup is not bad, either. The middle infield is in good shape with junior Mitch Boe at shortstop, senior Rylan Bannon at second base, Dalesandro in center and junior Keegan Tyrell in right. First baseman Aaron Markley and outfielder John Kalisik will be counted on to add offensive punch after solid junior seasons, and two senior football standouts, quarterback Nick Morrison and cornerback Danny Weis, will contribute. “Expectations are high,” Voss said. “But you have to remember, this is a marathon, not a sprint. We play a difficult schedule and there is a lot of room for growth. “We took advantage of some things last year and got healthy at the right time. We’re always working to be at our best at the end.”



Indians to rely more on defense, speed following state championship season By DICK GOSS

• Wednesday, March 26, 2014

MINOOKA – Part of what it takes to win a state championship is clear to see at Minooka, the defending Class 4A softball champion. During an indoor practice that included a drill making running catches in the gym, Jordyn Larsen stretched out to make a diving grab on the hardwood floor. Twice. Larsen has been a starter since her freshman year and doesn’t have to prove her ability, but the senior center fielder still showed her teammates what’s expected, indoors or outdoors. “I’m going to try and be a leader as much as I can,’’ Larsen said. “We don’t talk about winning. We talk about what it takes to win,’’ Minooka coach Mark Brown said. “Their focus is on playing good defense, getting timely hits, smart baserunning.’’ Larsen knows about timely hitting. She hit two home runs in Minooka’s final two state tournament games last year, including one that gave the Indians the lead in a 6-3 semifinal win over York. Minooka is accustomed to being on top in softball. The Indians won back-to-back Southwest Prairie Conference titles in 2011 and 2012 before taking the top prize in Illinois last season. Senior second baseman Marissa Burns, another returning starter, appreciated the way the 2013 season developed. “You can never go into a season saying ‘You’re going to win state,’’’ Burns said. “It’s almost better when it’s unexpected. “I actually liked how it went last year. It started out rough and then it got better. That’s the most important thing.’’ Minooka had a 16-8 record at the start of the state tournament. The Indians’ seven straight victories included

rallying from a 13-4 sectional semifinal deficit to beat Lockport 15-14. “It basically says the game’s never over until the final out,’’ Larsen said. “We don’t give up.’’ The graduation of standout Sara Novak, and several other starters, means Minooka will rely more on defense and team speed this year. “This year’s team is talented, but it’s a completely different kind of team,’’ Larsen said. “We have a lot more speed this year. It’s going to be based more on our defense as opposed to last year when it was our offense.’’ Two other returnees with starting experience are first baseman/pitcher Caroline Brown and Meghan Quirk, who is expected to be the No. 1 pitcher. Although Quirk missed the last month of the 2013 season because of a hamstring injury, Brown said he’s looking at her “to carry our pitching staff.’’ “I’ve been working hard in the offseason, and I’m ready to get out there my senior year,’’ Quirk said. Third baseman Alexa Zito and outfielder Alyssa Hajduk also will be counted on to contribute in the circle. Hajduk, a sophomore, joined varsity toward the end of the 2013 season and has ‘’game-changing speed,’’ Brown said. Other key players will be shortstop Caty Bell, outfielder Emily Wielbik and catcher Lauryn Lewis. “They all have a lot to contribute this year,’’ Larsen said. The scheduled season opener Tuesday against Naperville North was canceled, but there should be plenty of dates to get in the full schedule. “We don’t view it as a rebuilding year, just kind of reloading,’’ Brown said. “It’ll be fun because everybody’s trying to beat us,’’ Larsen said. “I like the challenge.’’

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Minooka working on what it takes to win

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Coach Mark Brown, senior Jordyn Larsen (right) and the rest of the defending state champion Minooka softball team have been practicing indoors in preparation for the season. Whenever weather and field conditions allow, the Indians will unveil a different sort of team.



Plainfield North again favored in SPC conference

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By CURT HERRON Plainfield North definitely has been the girls soccer team to beat during the past few seasons in the Southwest Prairie Conference. Although coach Jane Crowe believes her Tigers will again make a run at the top spot, others will certainly challenge. “We are hoping to win our sixth consecutive conference championship,” Crowe said. “We feel that we have the team to do it, but there are other teams that have been improving. We are going to have to come ready to play every game if we are going to repeat again this season.” The Tigers have several starters back from a squad that went 21-4 a year ago but one of those who graduated is all-stater Ashley Handwork. Handwork, now at Marquette, set program marks for goals in a career (98) and in a season (39) as a Tiger. “We return seven starters and add in some talented new players,” Crowe said. “We have multiple players who can score and are going to share the load to make up for losing Ashley Handwork.” Leading the way will be senior midfielder Heather Handwork, an all-sectional and all-SPC pick a year ago who had 12 goals and nine assists. Senior midfielder Shayna Dheel (12 goals, eight assists) and junior defender Brooke Polonus (seven goals, eight assists) also earned all-conference honors. Other returnees from last year’s sectional semifinalist include sophomore midfielders Sam Elster (eight assists) and Tate Barney. Sophomore defender Emily Devaux and a pair of freshmen, goalkeeper Megan Donnally and defender Megan Breier, are newcomers to watch. “Shayna Dheel, Sara Stevens and Heather Handwork are all capable of being dangerous goal-scoring threats,” Crowe said. “We have some very challenging early games, so we will find out very quick-

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Marisol Galvan (21) and the Minooka girls soccer team are ready to have a more productive season in 2014. Every team in the Southwest Prairie Conference looks to dethrone five-time consecutive conference champion Plainfield North. ly where we are going to stack up against the best teams in the area.” Here’s a look at other SPC squads that submitted preview information:

MINOOKA The Indians return some key performers from last year’s 13-7 team that was 4-3 in the league and advanced to the sectional semifinals. Marisol Galvan had two goals and 10 assists last season, Hannah Rieker had a pair of goals and five assists and Kasey Watts is a leader on defense. “Marisol will be looked upon to create more opportunities for other girls around her,” Minooka coach Chris Brolley said. “She is a very solid player heading to Northern Illinois University next year to play. “We look for Hannah to have a huge impact. Her confidence is up and she’s ready to step up. And Kasey leads the defense and her skill set and knowledge of the game has me excited about that back line, which did a pretty good job last year.” While the Indian coach acknowledges that Plainfield North is still the team to beat in the SPC, he feels the league race could be wide open. “Our conference is very competitive, with many close games the past couple years, and then you have Plainfield North who has been keeping

the top spot,” Brolley said “They’re a solid team, wellcoached and always competitive in the state. It’s really hard to say where any team will stack up. That’s why it gets so exciting every year. “This is a great time of year for coaches, and I’m excited about the 17 girls that are on the squad. I enjoy the preseason and figuring out how we piece all the players together to find success each game. They work hard, they’re ready to learn and always want to be competitive. It makes each day fun to be there.”

PLAINFIELD CENTRAL The Wildcats were 3-4 in last year’s league race and 8-13-2 overall but figure to be more of a factor this season. Leading the way for coach Ken Schoen’s squad will be all-sectional and all-SPC selection Paige Fuller, a junior forward who scored nine goals and added two assists. Junior center back Maddie Conroy was an all-SPC pick while senior Shawna Watson is a key returnee and will play at forward, as well. “We return our core players from last year’s team, including our two all-conference players,” Schoen said. “In total, we are returning five sophomores, three juniors and two seniors from last year’s team. We are looking to dramatically improve on last year’s 3-4 conference record.”

Part of the coach’s enthusiasm is based on a talented group of freshmen, who will step in for the Wildcats. That group includes center mids Erin Graefen and Kate Rukujzo, center back Jessica Schroeder, outside back Mia Selefsk and forward Bri Smith. “We are lucky to have our best freshman class in 11 years,” Schoen said. “The class 11 years ago produced four Division I players, and I do believe that in four years this year’s class will compare very favorably to them. “The incoming class is loaded with impact players, with all five being potential starters this year. Overall, it is the most talented team Plainfield Central has had in many years. We are expecting a successful season.”

PLAINFIELD SOUTH The Cougars were 9-8-2 a year ago and return enough key performers to give them hope that they can improve on that mark. While South coach David Brown recognizes the Tigers are the favorites, he sees several other teams that will be competitive. “Plainfield North has been the team to beat in the Southwest Prairie for a few years now,” Brown said. “I think everyone in the conference is trying to find a way to reach the standard they have set. I feel like overall the conference will be very competitive with all games being very close.” The Cougars will look to returnees such as all-section selection Kelsey Pruett plus Kaylee DeVivo, Lexus Rose, Tabby Ortiz, Rachel Boros and Ashley McClendon to lead the way. Promising newcomers include Shelby Bishop, Madison Ourada, Katie Hart, Lindsey Bond and Miranda Nirchi. “We have a nice blend of returning players that saw significant minutes the last few seasons with a group of very talented freshmen,” Brown said. “I am excited for the year because I know the girls are ready to work hard to reach their goals this season.

“The team chemistry that is starting to build the first weeks of the season has been encouraging and I think the sky is the limit for this team now and in the future.”

ROMEOVILLE The Spartans went 2-15-1 a year ago and were winless in the SPC, but coach Phil Wicyk expects his squad to be more competitive. Senior Sam Pagan and junior Rosalinda Cabrera will be at forward while junior Klaudia Ptak is in the center midfield. Outside mids include seniors Cindy Valadez and Caitlyn Vodicka while Rachel Danso and Amara Markovic are defenders and Chynenne Sinciro is in goal. “Our midfield should be strong,” Wicyk said. “We will be looking for Klaudia to hold our midfield and become a key playmaker. “On the outsides we will have two seniors, Cindy and Caitlyn, returning. These two have only improved since last year and we are looking for big things from them. On defense, we will look toward our upperclassmen, Rachel and Amara, for leadership and Chynenne has earned our starting goalie position as a sophomore.” Wicyk also is encouraged about a good freshman class, led by Dominique Martinez and Olivia De La Rosa. “The freshman class has been a huge addition to our team,” Wicyk said. “Dominique Martinez will have some big shoes to fill playing in the center mid. However, I believe with Ptak, these two can become excellent playmakers and leaders as the season progresses. Olivia will be helping out the defense and her prior playing experience will help solidify our defense. “After last year’s disappointing season, we are looking to bounce back with a young team and compete in every conference game. I believe with our young talent along with some returning upperclassmen, we have the chance to alter our conference standings.”


WEDNESDAY’S EVENTS Badminton Plainfield Central at West Chicago, 4:30 p.m. Plainfield North at Oak Lawn, 10 a.m. Shepard at Romeoville, 4:30 p.m. Baseball Bolingbrook at Thornton, 4:30 p.m. Coal City vs. Normal West/Rock Island at Jacksonville, 11 a.m./1:30 p.m. Herscher at Morris, 4:30 p.m. Joliet Central at East Aurora, 11 a.m. Joliet West at Plainfield East, 11 a.m. Ottawa at Plainfield South, 4:30 p.m. Plainfield North at Parkers Chapel (Ark.), 10 a.m. Minooka at Andrew, 4:30 p.m. Lockport at Harrisburg, 4 p.m. Lockport at Marion Tournament, TBA Reed-Custer at Granite City, 3 p.m. Seneca at Carrier Mills/McLeansboro, 4 p.m./7 p.m. T.F. North at Romeoville, 4:30 p.m. Boys Tennis Andrew at Providence Catholic, 4 p.m. Oswego at Joliet West, 4:30 p.m. Riverside-Brookfield at Bolingbrook, 4:30 p.m. Boys Volleyball St. Rita at Lincoln-Way Central, 6 p.m. Walter Payton Academy at Lincoln-Way East, 5:30 p.m. Softball Bolingbrook at Plainfield Central, 4:30 p.m. Coal City at Grant Park, 4:30 p.m. Aurora Central Catholic at Joliet Catholic Academy, 4:30 p.m. Joliet Central at Oswego East, 4:30 p.m. Joliet West at Romeoville, 4:30 p.m. Plainfield North at Naperville Central, 4:30 p.m. T.F. South at Lincoln-Way East, 4:30 p.m.

Joliet C. edges out Romeoville for opener

THURSDAY’S EVENTS Badminton Bolingbrook at Andrew, 4:30 p.m. Sandburg at Lincoln-Way Central, 4:30 p.m. T.F. North at Plainfield Central, 4:30 p.m. Joliet West, Shepard at Plainfield South, 4:30 p.m. Plainfield North at Naperville North, 4:30 p.m. Joliet Central at Lincoln-Way East, 4:30 p.m. Naperville Central at Plainfield East, 4:30 p.m. Baseball Bolingbrook at Eisenhower, 4:30 p.m. Coal City at Beecher, 4:30 p.m. Hinsdale South at Lincoln-Way Central, 4:30 p.m. Joliet Catholic Academy at Lincoln-Way North, 4:30 p.m. Minooka at Batavia, 4:30 p.m. Lockport at Marion Tournament, TBA

By CURT HERRON JOLIET – Zak Krumlinde isn’t new to coaching, but he was still nervous as Tuesday’s match between his Joliet Central boys volleyball team and Romeoville wound down. That’s because things were still very much in doubt as to whether he would get a win in his debut as the Steelmen coach. But thanks to a good closing effort, Central pulled out a 25-23, 19-25, 25-23 victory over the Spartans in both squads’ season opener. “It was a good start to the season,” Krumlinde said. “We have a senior group, and our leaders really stepped up. I pretty much said that any outlet that we needed we were going to Chris Vergel, especially from the back row, and he came up huge for us.

“I’m proud of my games since we started the first game down 6-0, so they learned how to fight in the first match. We lost some of the momentum in the second game, but then we had to fight all the way through, and it was pretty much point-for-point at the end.” In the final game, the Steelmen enjoyed the biggest lead, which was three points in the early going. The game was still tied at 23, before senior Chris Vergel (two aces) recorded kills to secure his team’s final two points. He had half of his 12 kills in the third game. Central also received big efforts from two of the team’s other nine seniors as Jarvis Northington collected seven kills, and Kelly Porter chipped in with four blocks. Junior Nick Weisfus handed out the majority of his squad’s assists

from his setter position. Although the Spartans fell just a bit short in their opening effort of 2014, coach Deb Fehrenbacher liked what she saw from her team, which has only two seniors. “We’re a pretty young team with just two seniors, a sophomore and the rest are juniors who played [junior varsity] last year,” Fehrenbacher said. “I was impressed that our passing has improved the last couple of weeks. We got a lot of touches on balls. “Mickey Crnkovich and Mike Kurzynski in the middle did a great job of extending and our setter, Evan Banasiak, can get to everything. It took awhile to warm up our outside hitters, but once we did, it gave us another option with Jake Lewis and Geo Dekire.” In the middle set, the Spartans utilized two kills and a

block from Mickey Crnkovich (seven kills, four blocks) to cap a 5-0 run which gave them a 17-10 lead. The Steelmen could get no closer than four points back after that and Mike Kurzynski (three blocks) had a block and setter Evan Banasiak added a kill for Romeoville’s final two points of that set. The Spartans jumped out to a 6-0 lead in the opener with Banasiak behind the serving line. Things still looked good for them, as they held a 20-16 advantage in the late going. But Porter and Northington got blocks to start the comeback and Vergel recorded three kills down the stretch to help the Steelmen prevail in that set. After Kurzynski tied things at 23-23 with a kill, Vergel got a kill to put his team in front and Will Autman ended it with another kill.


Seven USF athletes earn CCAC honors STAFF REPORTS JOLIET – Seven University of St. Francis spring sport athletes have earned Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference Athlete of the Week honors. Matt Scott was named the CCAC Baseball Player of the Week after he batted .625 (5 for 8) with three RBIs in a 3-0 week for the Saints. Leading USF to a sweep over Benedictine University Springfield in a doubleheader last Wednesday, senior center fielder Lexi Southall (Wilmington) and junior hurler Corey Shahan (Plainfield Central) were chosen as the CCAC Softball Player and Pitcher of the Week, respectively. Southall batted .625 (5 for 8). She also scored five runs, while swiping a pair of bases. Shahan notched her second win of the season, as the left-hander struck out six without a walk. USF swept the CCAC Athlete of the Week awards in men’s track & field thanks to

the performances of junior Eddie Solorio and sophomore Colt Monroe (Lockport). Solorio turned in a pair of first-place finishes to earn the track athlete of the week distinction. He took first in the 200-meter dash (22.88 seconds) before leading the way in the 400-meter dash (51 seconds) at the Saint Joseph’s College (Ind.) Invitational on Saturday. Monroe placed second in the shot put (14.42 meters) to earn the field athlete of the week award. First-place performances by sophomore Daryll Rodriguez and freshman Jabria Stainback at the Saint Joseph’s Invitational enabled the pair to claim CCAC Athlete of the Week honors for women’s track & field. Rodriguez won the 400-meter hurdles (1:05.91). Stainback tied for first place in the high jump (1.63 meters). Rodriguez and Stainback each garnered their first CCAC Athlete of the

Week certificates.

BOYS BASEBALL Lockport 11, Wauconda 0: Lockport won its season-opener in the first game of the 2014 Southern Illinois Miners High School Showcase Tournament in Marion. Leading hitters for Lockport were Tyler Hair (2 for 4, double, three RBIs), Russ Hoh (2 for 2, triple, two RBIs) and Ryan Dalton (1 for 2, home run). Winning pitcher Mike Formella struck out nine in four innings, while Austin Moralis fanned five in two innings.

BOYS TRACK Lemont Invitational: Lemont finished second in the six-team event Monday. Winners for the Indians were Christian Goushas in the 55-meter dash (6.78 seconds), Christ Thompson in the 400-meter dash (53.22) Eric Whatley in the 200-meter dash (23.94), the 4x400-meter relay team of Thompson,

Bobby Davis, Alec Chialidikas and Goushas (3 minutes 49.2 seconds) and Edward Kostrubala in the shot put (45 feet 11 inches).

GIRLS TRACK Lemont Invitational: Lemont won the six-team event Monday with 117 points, with Providence Catholic (99) taking second. Winning for Lemont were the 4x800-meter relay team of Cassidy Nyenhuis, Jorie Dybcio, Claire Gagen and Bridget Kunkel (10:50.79), Dybcio in the 1600-meter run (5:25.96), Emma O’Leary in the high jump (5-1) and Jacque Desmond in the pole vault (9-6) and the triple jump (31-9¼). Providence winners included Clare O’Donnell in the 3200-meter run (12:11.06), Nicole Beauliew in the 55-meter hurdles (9.79), Emma Griffin in the 400-meter dash (1:02.64) and the 4x400 relay team of Andrea Zecca, Emma Griffiths, Rebecca Sidler and Linda Cammarata (4:37.37).

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Blackhawks move closer to playoff berth

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By MATT CARLSON The Associated Press CHICAGO – Andrew Shaw and Duncan Keith each had a goal and an assist, and the Blackhawks held on for a 4-2 win Tuesday night over the Dallas Stars. Kris Versteeg and Marian Hossa also scored for the Hawks, which needs just one more point to clinch a playoff berth for the sixth straight season. Patrick Sharp added two assists to help the Hawks finish with a 4-1 record against Dallas in the Central Division rivals’ regular-season series. Ryan Garbutt scored twice for the Stars, who fell three points behind Phoenix for the final Western Conference playoff berth. Hawks goalie Corey Crawford made 25 saves, while Dallas’ Kari Lehtonen blocked 38 shots. Dallas’s Tyler Seguin set up Garbutt’s goal in the second period to extend his point streak to 10 games. He has seven goals and 10 assists during the run. Blackhawks top prospect Teuvo Teravainen didn’t record a point in his NHL debut. The 19-year-old forward was the Hawks’ first-round draft pick in 2012 and led his team in Finland, Jokerit, in scoring this season. The Hawks played their third game without star forward Patrick Kane, who is on

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Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford makes a save on a shot by Dallas Stars defenseman Trevor Daley during the third period of Tuesday’s game at the United Center. long-term injured reserve and may miss the rest of the regular season. Dallas had several good chances early, including Garbutt’s breakaway just over 2 minutes in. Crawford stopped his close-in rising shot with a glove save. The Hawks took charge as the period progressed. Lehtonen stopped Jonathan Toews on two point-blank chances in the final minutes. Shaw swept in a rebound of Patrick Sharp’s shot from the blue line with a highlight-reel effort with 18 seconds left in the

first to open the scoring. Shaw was knocked to the ice by Dallas defenseman Trevor Daley in the crease, but backhanded in the loose puck as he fell to his knees and while facing away from the net. Versteeg was credited with a goal at 4:12 of the second that made it 2-0. After Dallas’ Antoine Roussel failed to clear the puck, Versteeg slid a pass toward Hossa who was cruising in down the slot. Rousell reached with his stick to break up the pass, but deflected the pucks past Lehtonen.

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Tuesday’s Results Blackhawks 4, Dallas 2 St. Louis 5, Toronto 3 Phoenix 3, Pittsburgh 2 Los Angeles 5, Washington 4, SO N.Y. Islanders 5, Carolina 4 Montreal 2, Buffalo 0 Florida 3, Ottawa 2 Columbus 4, Detroit 2 Colorado 5, Nashville 4, SO San Jose at Edmonton (n) Wednesday’s Games Vancouver at Minnesota, 6:30 p.m. Philadelphia at N.Y. Rangers, 7 p.m. Anaheim at Calgary, 9 p.m. Thursday’s Games Blackhawks at Boston, 6 p.m. Phoenix at New Jersey, 6 p.m. Los Angeles at Pittsburgh, 6 p.m. Montreal at Detroit, 6 p.m. N.Y. Islanders at Tampa Bay, 6:30 p.m. Carolina at Florida, 6:30 p.m. Minnesota at St. Louis, 7 p.m. Buffalo at Nashville, 7 p.m. Vancouver at Colorado, 8 p.m. Winnipeg at San Jose, 9:30 p.m. Monday’s Results N.Y. Rangers 4, Phoenix 3, OT Los Angeles 3, Philadelphia 2 Montreal 2, Boston 1, SO Ottawa 4, Tampa Bay 3, SO Dallas 2, Winnipeg 1 Calgary 2, San Jose 1, SO

MLB Tuesday’s Results Colorado 4, White Sox 1 L.A. Angels 8, Cubs 4 Cubs at San Diego (n) Atlanta 12, Detroit 3 Minnesota 4, Baltimore 1 Washington 7, N.Y. Mets 3 Pittsburgh 22, Toronto 5 Miami 6, St. Louis 5 Boston 4, Tampa Bay 2 Texas 5, Cleveland 0 San Francisco 5, Milwaukee 4 Oakland 8, Cincinnati 4 Philadelphia 6, N.Y. Yankees 0 Seattle at Kansas City (n)

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Tuesday’s Results Cleveland 102, Toronto 100 Orlando 95, Portland 85 Dallas 125, Oklahoma City 119, OT New York at L.A. Lakers (n) Wednesday’s Games Brooklyn at Charlotte, 6 p.m. Phoenix at Washington, 6 p.m. Toronto at Boston, 6:30 p.m. Cleveland at Detroit, 6:30 p.m. Atlanta at Minnesota, 7 p.m. L.A. Clippers at New Orleans at 7 p.m. Miami at Indiana, 7 p.m. Denver at San Antonio, 7:30 p.m. New York at Sacramento, 9 p.m. Memphis at Utah, 9:30 p.m. Thursday’s Games Portland at Atlanta, 6:30 p.m. Philadelphia at Houston, 7 p.m. L.A. Lakers at Milwaukee, 7 p.m. L.A. Clippers at Dallas, 7:30 p.m. Monday’s Results Bulls 89, Indiana 77 Houston 100, Charlotte 89 Phoenix 102, Atlanta 95 Miami 93, Portland 91 Memphis 109, Minnesota 92 New Orleans 109, Brooklyn 104, OT Oklahoma City 117, Denver 96 San Antonio 113, Philadelphia 91 Detroit 114, Utah 94 L.A. Clippers 106, Milwaukee 98


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Wednesday’s Games Cincinnait at White Sox, 3:05 p.m. Cubs at Atlanta, 3:10 p.m. Washington at St. Louis, noon Baltimore at Boston, 12:05 p.m. Pittsburgh at Minnesota, 12:05 p.m. N.Y. Yankees at Toronto, 12:05 p.m. Miami at Atlanta, 12:05 p.m. Detroit at Philadelphia, 12:05 p.m. L.A. Angels at Oakland, 2:05 p.m. Seattle at Texas, 2:05 p.m. Kansas City at San Diego, 2:05 p.m. Milwuakee at Cleveland, 3:05 p.m. Colorado at San Francisco, 3:05 p.m. N.Y. Mets at Houston, 5:05 p.m. Baltimore at Tampa Bay, 6:05 p.m.




If you go PEOTONE – People either love gooseberries or they hate them. At least, that’s the experience Leatrice Johnson of Monee has had. But apparently Johnson’s gooseberry pies, prepared with gooseberries straight from her farm, have a few fans at Immanuel United Church of Christ’s annual beef dinner, this year on Saturday. “I have no idea what they taste like,” said Marie Sallee, one of the dinner’s coordinators. “They’re always gone.” Sallee said the Peotone church started offering the beef dinner at least 30 years ago, long before Sallee helped organize it. In addition to Johnson’s gooseberry pies, the dinner, which attracts about 800 people, boasts several other unique features. One is a homemade marinade for the 550 pounds of trimmed top round. The meat is cut into five-pound roasts, wrapped in foil, and cooked more than 300 pounds of charcoal, Sallee said. Marinade ingredients include garlic, onions, olive oil, red wine and cider vinegar and “the regular kind” of Hawaiian Punch. Men tend the beef from the time it arrives early in the morning until the dinner ends, Sallee said, regardless of the weather.

n What: Annual beef dinner n When: 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday n Where: Will County Fairgrounds

(south end of the Peotone atrium), Peotone n Cost: $10 adults, $5 children 6 to 12. Ages 5 and younger are free. n Know more: Visit www. or call 708258-6966 n Food: Roast beef, homemade mashed potatoes, gravy, corn, green beans, fruit salad, cole slaw, coffee, tea, milk, lemonade, homemade desserts (including sugar-free options) and a bake sale. Carry outs available.

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The annual beef dinner at Immanuel United Church of Christ in Peotone attracts up to 800 patrons every year.

“One year we had a big rainstorm,” Sallee said, “so

we did it on the south side of the atrium. The building is open but there is a roof on top. They were able to put the big charcoal grills there.” A second feature is homemade mashed potatoes prepared from 350 hand-peeled pounds of potatoes and flavored with butter, sour cream and cream cheese, said Shirley Younker of Peotone, president of the church’s women’s fellowship. The third feature is the variety of desserts, all homemade, with cherry pie and apple pie being most popular,

Younker said. Patrons preferring sugar-free desserts, including pies and refrigerator desserts, will find them at this dinner, Younker said. Separate from the desserts that accompany the dinner is a bake sale. Proceeds benefit the church’s scholarship fund and church improvements, Sallee said. In its early years, the women’s fellowship served the dinner at the church but it soon moved to the Will County Fairgrounds. “We can only accommodate – at the most – 125 in our fellowship hall,” Sallee said.

up better." Berries: 2 cups gooseberries ½ cup water 1 cup sugar ¼ cup flour Pinch salt 1 9-inch baked pie shell Meringue: 1 T. cornstarch ½ cup hot water 3 egg whites (eggs at room temperature) 1/8 tsp. cream of tartar

Pinch salt 6 T. sugar ½ tsp. almond flavoring Cook berries in water until they pop. Mix other ingredients, add to gooseberries, cook until thickened and pour into pie shell. Moisten corn starch with small amount of water; add hot water. Boil until thick and clear; cool. Whip egg whites with cream of tartar and salt. Gradually add sugar to whites and beat until soft mounds appear when beaters are lifted. Beat cool

cornstarch slightly with mixer. Add egg whites with almond flavoring and beat until smoothly blended. Makes a high meringue that does not shrink. Spread meringue over pie, making sure meringue reaches edges. Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes. Yield: 1 gooseberry pie

All desserts, even the sugar-free varieties, are homemade.

In the months before the dinner, members of the church’s Sunday school raise money through the sales of baked goods and religious items to treat some very special guests: Veterans from Manteno Veterans Home. “It’s a way for them to come out and enjoy some fellowship with each other,” Sallee said. Although the dinner’s flier promises, “No one goes hungry,” fellowship is the dinner’s hallmark, Younker said. “It brings members of our church together for a fun day,” Younker said. “We make gravy; we cut fruit. Everyone works. It shows what we can do when we put our minds and hearts together.”

Recipes Gooseberry pie with no-fail meringue Made with gooseberries from bushes on Latrice Johnson’s farm, where Johnson’s mother picked gooseberries to make gooseberry jam. Johnson’s grandfather, a horticulturist, had planted those bushes when he was 20, after coming to the United States from Denmark. The meringue, Johnson said, is “not runny” like other meringues. For best results, Johnson said, use brown eggs as their whites “beat

Immanuel United Church of Christ’s Signature mashed potatoes In a word, said contributor Shirley Younker of Peotone: “Yummy.”

5 lbs. of potatoes 2 3 oz. packages cream cheese 1 cup sour cream 1 tsp. salt (may need to add more) ¼ tsp. pepper (may want to add more) 2 T. melted butter (I use more) Just mash potatoes and add remaining ingredients until desired consistency is reached. After preparing them for the first time, it will be easy to adjust measurements to preferred taste. Yield: 8 cups or 12 servings.

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Homemade gooseberry pie, mashed potatoes to be featured at Peotone church's beef dinner

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BRIDGE by Phillip Alder

• Wednesday, March 26, 2014


Farrah Fawcett said, “God gave women intuition and femininity. Used properly, the combination easily jumbles the brain of any man I’ve ever met.” Today’s trump combination might jumble declarer’s brain, especially if he remembers yesterday’s deal. South is in five diamonds. West leads a low spade. East takes two tricks in the suit, then shifts to a club to North’s queen. How should declarer continue? On the second round of the auction, if North-South use support doubles, South has a perfect hand with exactly three-card heart support. But if North-South do not employ this gadget, South should raise to two hearts. North’s two-spade cue-bid is an artificial game-force, asking South to do something intelligent. Here, South cannot do more than rebid his diamond suit. Then North might jump to four hearts, but let’s suppose he settles his partner into five diamonds. South must draw trumps without loss. In yesterday’s deal, he could afford one loser, so cashed the ace first. Here, though, he should start with a diamond to his queen. When West’s jack drops, declarer returns to the dummy with a club (or a heart) and plays a diamond to his 10. Then he draws East’s last trump and claims. Note that four hearts can be made. If East starts with three rounds of spades, North does best to discard a diamond from his hand, but here he could ruff. Then declarer, after drawing trumps, makes the same play in the diamond suit.

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A suit combination in another setting


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Husband can’t forget wife’s journal about affair Dear Abby: I have been married almost 20 years. Eight years ago my wife began an emotional affair with a co-worker. It lasted a year, until he left the company. Although they never had sex, they did have some physical contact that most people would consider inappropriate, and my wife considered ending our marriage because of the feelings she had for him. She now says the episode was a huge mistake and she loves me more than ever. The problem is, she wrote many entries about him in a journal. I know she kept writing about him several years after they lost contact, including saying that she loved him more than a year after he’d left. I want my wife to remove the portions of the journal pertaining to this guy. She doesn’t want to. I’m still hurting from this and am considering counseling, but for now, what do you think? – Considering Counseling Dear Considering Counseling: Because you are still hurting seven years after the fact, stop “considering” counseling and get it NOW.

DEAR ABBY Jeanne Phillips If your wife is a serious journal writer – and many people are – that she would want her writings to remain intact in spite of the fact they reflect her emotional affair is not unusual. If that’s the case, instead of insisting she edit or destroy her journal, my advice is to stop reading it. Dear Abby: I’m a 47-year-old man who was single until seven years ago. Then I met “Maggie,” the most wonderful woman I had ever known. She fulfilled everything I had ever dreamed of (including bringing a wonderful 4-year-old little girl into my life). The biological father is out of the picture. Maggie had wrestled with some health issues, complications set in, and I lost the only person who ever mattered, aside from our little girl. My question is, since we were never married, how do I refer to Maggie when relating what

happened? I am in the process of adopting her daughter and explanations to strangers are tough. (“Wow, you’re taking on a child when you don’t HAVE to?”) How do I respond to these remarks? – Grieving In Missouri Dear Grieving: Although you and Maggie weren’t legally married, you were a couple for some time. I’m very sorry for your loss. It would be accurate to refer to her as your late significant other, your partner or longtime girlfriend. I would like to compliment you for stepping up to care for the girl when her biological father did not. And I do have suggestions for how to respond to anyone insensitive enough to ask why you would “take on” a child you didn’t “have to.” The first would be to ignore the question. The second would be to avoid such a person in the future, and the third would be to reply, “I love her like a daughter, want to make sure she’s secure and provided for.” • Write Dear Abby at www.

Lung cancer screening recommended for high-risk people Dear Doctor K: I’m a longtime smoker. Do I need to be screened for lung cancer even if I don’t have any symptoms? Dear Reader: Until recently, my answer would have been “no.” In the not-too-distant past, screening of people without symptoms – even smokers who were at high risk – was judged useless for lung cancer. That’s because screening for lung cancer involved using standard chest X-rays, and they produced too many “false positive” results: They identified “spots” in the lungs that were harmless. And they also produced too many “false negative” results: They failed to find small, early and potentially curable cancers. When screening chest X-rays found lung cancer, it was big and old enough that it usually already was incurable. Computed tomography (CT) scans of the lungs, however, take much clearer pictures than standard chest X-rays. Studies in recent years have shown that when people are at high risk for developing lung cancer, CT scans find many more small, early and potentially curable lung cancers – with an acceptable number of “false positive” results. Most important, the evidence is that current types of CT do not just find

ASK DOCTOR K Anthony L. Komaroff cancers early; they also save lives among people who are at high risk for getting lung cancer. After advising for many years against screening for lung cancer (with standard chest X-rays or other techniques), the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) reviewed the latest studies. It now recommends yearly tests for people at high risk for lung cancer. The USPSTF is a group of experts in evaluating scientific studies and in preventive medicine. Specifically, the USPSTF recommends annual, low-dose computed tomography (CT) scans of the lungs for high-risk adults ages 55 to 79. You are considered high-risk if you have smoked for at least 30 “pack-years.” This could be 30 years of smoking one pack a day, 15 years at two packs a day, or other equivalent combinations. Screening is recommended for anyone in this group who is a current smoker or has quit in the last 15 years. Any kind of X-ray – and CT scans use X-rays – involves radiation. Fortunately, the CT scanners that are used to screen for lung

cancer involve relatively little radiation. Most experts agree that the radiation risks from screening with these scanners are very small. When it comes to lung cancer, however, prevention remains even more important than early detection. And the biggest change you can make to prevent lung cancer is not to smoke. If you smoke now, commit to quit. Quitting strategies include: • Behavior programs, such as one-on-one counseling and support groups. • Nicotine replacement, available in many forms including skin patches, chewing gum, lozenges, nasal spray or inhalers. • Quit-smoking medications such as varenicline (Chantix) and buproprion (Zyban). • Hypnosis, acupuncture and other alternative treatments. If you fall into the USPSTF high-risk categories, talk to your doctor. The sooner you begin to be screened, the earlier these tests might detect a tumor. I’ve certainly changed my practice since the USPSTF published its opinion.

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

Alateen provides support Dr. Wallace: Both my mother and father are admitted alcoholics. They maintain jobs, but almost all of their money is spent on booze. I’ve tried to get them to go to an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting, but they refuse. I’m 16 and an only child, and I plan to get out of this house the day after I graduate from high school. I can’t do much to help my parents, so I’ve got to get ready to help myself. My grandmother thinks this is a selfish attitude. She thinks I should stay at home and continue encouraging them to join AA. What do you think? – Nameless, Frederick, Md. Dear Nameless: You don’t have to make that decision for a year and a half. Many things can happen between now and then that could impact what you decide to do. I encourage you to attend an Alateen meeting. Alateen is part of the Al-Anon family group and is for teens who have relatives and close friends with alcohol problems. Please call toll-free (800-356-9996) for information. Dr. Wallace: I’m 14, and I really need your advice. I’m really in love, but I don’t know what to do about it. Last year many of my school friends told me that Jerry liked me. I waited all school year for him to talk with me, but he didn’t say one word to me. Once school started again this fall, all of this started over again. Kids came up to me and said that Jerry liked me. One of the kids was Jerry’s best friend. I discussed things with my mom and she told me to be a little assertive and to talk

’TWEEN 12 & 20 Robert Wallace with him and tell him that I heard that he really liked me and that I liked him, too. This seemed like a good idea but it turned out to be a disaster. Yesterday I walked up to him when he was with one of his friends and told him I had heard that he liked me. I was shocked when he told me that I was mistaken and that he didn’t even know who I was. But when I glanced down at his notebook, I noticed my name was written all over it. All I could say was that I was sorry for the mix-up and that it wouldn’t happen again. I was so embarrassed that I almost cried, but I didn’t. Now what should I do? – Nameless, Cedar Lake, Ind. Dear Nameless: Do nothing for the time being. It sounds like Jerry may like you, but when you came up to him in front of his friend, he was embarrassed and didn’t know what to say. Don’t shy away from Jerry, but continue to say “hi” to him when you see him at school. If you find him alone, you might strike up a conversation about the basketball game or the talent show or something pertaining to school and impersonal. You can give him your phone number and tell him you’d like him to call you sometime. Maybe when he is more comfortable talking to you he will have the courage to do just that. It might take some time, but I think he will call you. • Email Dr. Robert Wallace at rwallace@



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By ALLISON STEWART Special to The Washington Post Is there anyone alive who doesn’t have a special, secret fondness for Shakira? Besides maybe that famously angry sea lion who attacked the singer in 2012 and was presumably unaware of her selfless work with the United Nations and had probably never even heard “She Wolf,” because he would have really liked it. Everyone else seems to have long ago succumbed to Shakira’s hip-swiveling charms. She’s an avatar of pop-culture globalization – a Colombian singer-songwriter of Lebanese descent whose songs are a multicultural grab bag of melodies from the Middle East, Africa, Latin America and, most prominently on her new, self-titled album, the American South. She’s a social-media giant. Statues have been erected in her honor. (OK, one statue. Made of metal, not the hand-chiseled marble she deserves. And it depicts Shakira wearing pants she probably would never wear. But it’s a start.) Shakira has weird, very specific tastes: “Shakira” is not her first album to feature near-lethal doses of reggae and ’90s alt-rock, as if she hasn’t realized that those things are mostly awful. Yet she also has the broadest canvas of any pop diva in memory – she can contain multitudes, from cumbia to country, and still sound instantly, recognizably like herself. “Shakira,” her charming, awkward, immensely appealing new disc, tests this theory. It was assembled by a murderers’ row of expensive producers and writers, including Dr. Luke, Max Martin and Cirkut. Any student of recent pop history knows what comes next – dignity-killing, one-size-fits-all dance-pop songs predestined for success and oblivion in the same month. Shakira submits to Dr. Luke’s dehumanizing ministrations and manages to come out the other end sounding only slightly less like herself. “Dare (La La La)” doubles as the background music for Shakira’s new commercial for Activia yogurt, and it sounds like something Lady Gaga would have made before she became ridiculous. It’s wonderful. Most of the rest of “Shakira” seems like an uneasy bargain between what

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Shakira’s spirit shines through on her latest album, a charming, awkward, immensely appealing new self-titled album. she wants (rootsy, often acoustic-based pop with a rangy feel and an affinity for early Alanis Morissette) and what the producers want (hits). It’s familiar territory for the singer, who has routinely employed of-the-moment production teams to contemporize (and Americanize) her sound, but seldom has the divide seemed so great. The best tracks split the difference. The new wave/reggae hybrid “Can’t Remember to Forget You” is an energetic duet with Rihanna, pop’s favorite inanimate object. “Loca por Ti” (one of a handful of Spanish tracks on the standard edition of the album) is ’80s jukebox country, finely rendered. The midtempo Latin pop track “You Don’t Care About Me” recalls vintage Marc Anthony. Shakira has four fully formed emotions – Reproachful, Cheery, Let’s Dance and I Want to Do Things to You. That’s two more than Dr. Luke usually has to work with, and she also has a voice that’s hiccupy and distinct, especially at the wildest, warbliest reaches of her register. To make Shakira sound like everybody else takes some effort. On the disc’s weakest track, “Spotlight,” she sounds unerringly, depressingly, like Taylor Swift; the song sounds like a reheated “Red” outtake, and the vocal similarity is too marked to be accidental.

Swift is the unlikeliest of specters. But, if only because she is one of Shakira’s few rivals who can credibly deliver a slender love song backed by an acoustic guitar, she also haunts the folk ballad “23,” one of the album’s starkest and best songs. Shakira has never been much of a lyricist, but “23” is clunkier, and braver, (“I used to think that there was no god / But then you looked at me with your blue eyes / And my agnosticism turned into dust”) than Swift would ever dare to be. Shakira’s comfort level seems to ebb and flow throughout the album. She’s commanding on the Spanish-language songs, playful on the bangers, subdued on the songs that are obviously ill-suited for her, such as the Nashville ballad “Medicine,” a collaboration with Blake Shelton, her fellow judge on “The Voice.” It’s one of those duets where two famous people from different genres are joined by their business managers in pursuit of a crossover hit. They sing at each other and both sound as if they’d rather be anywhere else. Shelton, also at half-wattage, treats her with unusual delicacy, as if he was enlisted partly for his hit-making skills and partly to stop her from running away.

• Wednesday, March 26, 2014

TODAY – Your intuition will guide you in an exciting new direction this year. Added responsibilities will bring you greater recognition and acclaim. You will be rewarded for your leadership and integrity. The hopes and dreams for which you have been striving are coming within your reach. ARIES (March 21-April 19) – Being around children or older relatives will give you a new perspective on something. You can increase your confidence by conquering a physical challenge. Call in favors, if necessary. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) – You have the ability to shape your own future. There is good advice to be had if you ask questions. Assistance will be offered, but it’s up to you to make things happen. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) – Your creativity may lead you in an unexpected direction. Be receptive to unusual strategies and ideas that could increase your chances for advancement. A new approach could yield favorable results. CANCER (June 21-July 22) – You have a lot to lose if you let yourself be talked into a questionable activity. You’ll need to be crystal clear about your intentions and able to make stellar judgment calls. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) – You will be successful in your chosen field as long as you continue to exude diligence and ingenuity. Use your charismatic power of persuasion and showcase your unique talents. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) – A challenging social activity will remind you of your capabilities. Multiply your efforts of self-promotion, and you will excel professionally. Present what you have to offer. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) – Personal contact and face-to-face meetings will help you close a deal. Attend as many social and business gatherings as you can to meet people of influence. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) – What you considered a small project will develop into something more meaningful and lucrative. Take care not to be misled by a new acquaintance with a sudden interest in your work. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) – You may receive an unusual request from an old friend. Although you may be tempted, trust in your own judgment. Refuse to be seduced by flattery or crushed by criticism. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) – Don’t be persuaded by someone offering you a “foolproof” moneymaking scheme. You have invested a lot to get to where you are. Taking a detour now would be a big mistake. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) – Your energetic and inquisitive nature will open up a world of new possibilities. The more you learn, the easier it will be to improve your financial status. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) – Consider the pros and cons before making any impulsive changes. An invitation that appears promising at the moment could cause difficulties in the future, as well as damage your reputation.

Shakira, as charming as ever

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Apply online at: Education Joliet Township High School, District 204 is accepting applications for the position of:

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Earn $300 to $400 per weekend delivering and setting up party equipment near your home. Cargo van, truck, (or SUV with trailer) owners preferred but not required. Call (630)396-0378 for information. Moon Jump, Inc.

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Found: Permanent Handicap Parking Permit, color blue, expiration date May 23, 2018. Found on PRODUCTION ANALYST (Joliet, IL) Clay Street on March 20, 2014. analyze production results to define Will be in the Rectory at 416 N problems & dvlp solutions to im- Chicago St. 815-727-9378 prove productivity; analyze labor hours to allocate exact cost to job codes; manage production schedules; assist in budgeting; manage ERP system; prepare & present reports of findings & recommendations for max profitability & effectiveness in relation to cost or risk. Reqs MBA & 2 yrs mgmt exp. Resumes to Jeff Cox, M & E Components, Inc. 1828 Mound Rd, Joliet, IL 60436


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ga t(s) H. Diamond, that on March 3, 2014, an order was entered by the Court, naming William P. Butcher, 2044 Ridge Road, Homewood, Illinois 60430, Tel. No. (708) 7990600, as the Special RepresentaJoliet, 2 Bdrm, newly refurbished, tive of the above named decedent $775/mo+ Security Deposit (s) under 735 ILCS 13-1209 815-774-0145 Cresthill~All Masonry Building (Death of a Party). The cause of Joliet: 2BR Duplex, cath. area, 2000 sq ft, 3 phase wiring. action for the Foreclosure of a cerprivate bsmnt, fresh paint, newer 12x12 garage door, $900/mo. tain Mortgage upon the premises 630-850-7341 CREST HILL ~ 527 PASADENA windows, updated kitch, no dogs, commonly known as: 365 Magno2BR with balcony, appliances incl. $850/mo.+ sec. 815-407-7003 lia Court, Bolingbrook, IL 60440. Secure bldg, no pets, $950/mo. Near St. Joseph Hospital, Spotless By Appointment. 815-592-3782 3BR, 1.5BA, updated kit, appl, (Published in the Herald-News newly decorated, DR, ceil fans, elec March 19, 26, April 2, 2014. Joliet - Affordable Cathedral Warehouse Space entry. Free heat. 815-744-5141 HN270) Studio/1BR, utilities included. 12,000 @$4.75 sq. ft. Rockdale ~ Newly Renovated Elevator, Laundry, Guest Library, Close to I-80 and I-55 Lower 2BR. Quiet, appl, carpet. Near Bus & Downtown. Call 815-741-7042 $105-$140/wk. $455-$607/mo. Water incl, off St 1 car, $675/mo 815-726-2000 + sec, no pets. 815-439-1065 WEST JOLIET–modern, furnished rooms for rent w/whole house priviJOLIET - Lg. 2Bdrm $850/mo. H.W. Flrs, new kitchen/ba, parking, leges. Please call 815-573-7618 OR 815-725-0745 close to College of St. Francis, CC/ backgrnd needed 815-585-1499

1997 Buick LeSabre Ltd. Very clean, very reliable, garage kept, $5,500. 815-423-9973 1997 LINCOLN TOWN CAR, White, Gray leather int., super clean, garage kept, fully loaded. 154K miles $3,300.00 815-524-4044.

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PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS EASTERN DIVISION DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE FOR NEW CENTURY HOME EQUITY LOAN TRUST SERIES 2005-D, ASSET BACKED PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES Plaintiff, -v.DARIUSZ SPYRKA, et al Defendant JUDGE CHARLES R. NORGLE, SR. 1 : 12 CV 7809 NOTICE OF SPECIAL COMMISSIONER'S SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on March 1, 2013, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, Special Commissioner appointed herein,will at 9:30 AM on April 25, 2014, at the office of Attorneys' Title Guaranty Fund Inc., One Old Frankfort Way, Suite 9, FRANKFORT, IL, 60423, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: The land referred to in this Commitment is described as follows: Commonly known as 6801 TWIN FALLS DRIVE, Plainfield, IL 60544 Property Index No. 03-30-100-011/218-007. The real estate is improved with a single family residence. The judgment amount was $282,162.30. Sale terms: 10% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance in certified funds/or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in "AS IS" condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701 (C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For information, contact Plaintiff's attorney: POTESTIVO & ASSOCIATES, P.C., 223 WEST JACKSON BLVD, STE 610, Chicago, IL 60606, (312) 263-0003. Please refer to file number C14-95544. THE JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236-SALE You can also visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at for a 7 day status report of pending sales. POTESTIVO & ASSOCIATES, P.C. 223 WEST JACKSON BLVD, STE 610 Chicago, IL 60606 (312) 263-0003 Attorney File No. C14-95544 Case Number: 1 : 12 CV 7809 TJSC#: 34-4321 NOTE: Pursuant to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, you are advised that Plaintiff's attorney is deemed to be a debt collector attempting to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. I597755 (Published in the Herald-News March 26, April 2, 9, 16, 2014)

JOLIET 2BR CONDO West side, 1 bath, laundry on site. No pets/smoking, $840/mo, incl water. 815-219-9592

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STATE OF ILLINOIS, IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, Shorewood 3BR, 2BA Country House. Appl, C/A, 1st flr lndry, new WILL COUNTY, JOLIET, ILLINOIS carpet, 2 patios, 2.5 car heated garage, no pets. 815-744-1155 The Huntington National Bank, Plaintiff, vs. John H. Diamond, et al. Joliet Room - Big,Clean,Furnished newly renovated, wood flrs, fridge No. 13 CH 3645. micro or stove, laundry, elevator, Notice to Heirs and Legatees. on bus line. $95/wk $412/mo 815-726-2000 Notice is hereby given to you, the Unknown Heirs and Unknown Get the job you want at Legatees of the decedent(s), John

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT WILL COUNTY, ILLINOIS U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE OF THE SECURITY NATIONAL MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST 2004-2, Plaintiff, Vs. DONALD A. MYERS SR.; PAMELA M. MYERS; UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS, Defendants. 13CH 3995 NOTICE BY PUBLICATION NOTICE IS GIVEN TO YOU: DONALD A. MYERS SR. UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS That this case has been commenced in this Court against you and other defendants, praying for the foreclosure of a certain Mortgage conveying the premises described as follows, to-wit: LOT 32 IN BLOCK 21 IN WOOD HILL'S RIDGEVIEW SUBDIVISION FOURTH ADDITION, BEING A SUBDIVISION OF PART OF THE NORTHEAST 1/4 OF SECTION 13, TOWNSHIP 34 NORTH, RANGE 13, EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED MARCH 2, 1966 AS DOCUMENT NUMBER R66-3103, IN WILL COUNTY, ILLINOIS. COMMONLY KNOWN AS 906 Blackhawk Dr., University Park, IL 60466 PIN # 14-13-204-011 and which said Mortgage was made by: DONALD A. MYERS SR. AND PAMELA M. MYERS, HUSBAND AND WIFE, IN JOINT TENANCY, the Mortgagor(s), to First Federal Bank, A FSB as Mortgagee, and recorded in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds of Will County, Illinois, as Document No. R98133108; and for other relief; that summons was duly issued out of said Court against you as provided by law and that the said suit is now pending. NOW, THEREFORE, UNLESS YOU file your answer or otherwise file your appearance in this case in the Office of the Clerk of this Court, Pamela J McGuire Clerk of the Circuit Court 14 W. Jefferson St., Suite 212, Joliet, IL 60432-4399 on or after April 25, 2014, A DEFAULT MAY BE ENTERED AGAINST YOU AT ANY TIME AFTER THAT DAY AND A JUDGMENT MAY BE ENTERED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PRAYER OF SAID COMPLAINT. Potestivo & Associates, P.C. 223 W. Jackson Boulevard, Ste. 610 Chicago, IL 60606 NOTE: Pursuant to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act you are advised that this law firm is deemed to be a debt collector attempting to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. Our File No.: C13-90922 I595086 (Published in the Herald-News March 26, April 2, 9, 2014)

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PUBLIC NOTICE State of Wisconsin Circuit Court Oconto County Publication Summons Case No. 14-CV-19 The Honorable Michael T. Judge Case Code 30404 - (Foreclosure of Mortgage) - The amount claimed exceeds $10,000.00 Wells Fargo Bank, National Association as Trustee for Soundview Home Loan Trust 2007-OPT3, Asset-Backed Certificates, Series 2007-OPT3, c/o Ocwen Loan Servicing, LLC, 1661 Worthington Rd. Ste. 100, West Palm Beach, FL 33409, Plaintiff vs. Craig R. LaPlant, 3660 County Rd. S, Little Suamico, WI 541419307; State of Wisconsin, Department of Workforce Development, State of Wisconsin c/o Attorney General, 114 East State Capitol, Madison, WI 53703 and Earth Core Global Developers LLC, 14631 New Ave., Lockport, IL 60441-6333, Defendants The State of Wisconsin - To each person named above as a defendant: You are hereby notified that the plaintiff named above has filed a lawsuit or other legal action against you. Within 40 days after 3/19/14 you must respond with a written demand for a copy of the complaint. The demand must be sent or delivered to the court, whose address is 301 Washington St., Oconto, WI 54153 and to Gray & Assoc., L.L.P., plaintiff's attorney, whose address is 16345 W. Glendale Dr., New Berlin, WI 53151. You may have an attorney help or represent you. If you do not demand a copy of the complaint within 40 days, the court may grant judgment against you for the award of money or other legal action requested in the complaint, and you may lose your right to object to anything that is or may be incorrect in the complaint. A judgment may be enforced as provided by law. A judgment awarding money may become a lien against any real estate you own now or in the future, and may also be enforced by garnishment or seizure of property. Dated 3/5/14, William N. Foshag, State Bar No. 1020417, Gray & Assoc., L.L.P., Attys. for Plaintiff, 16345 W. Glendale Dr., New Berlin, WI 53151, (414) 224-1987. Gray & Assoc., L.L.P. is attempting to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. If you have previously received a discharge in a chapter 7 bankruptcy case, this communication should not be construed as an attempt to hold you personally liable for the debt.

Storage 25641 W. Wolfs Road Plainfield, IL 60585 630-904-9494


(Published in the Herald-News March 26, April 3, 2014. HN228)


CORRECTED NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING REGARDING THE EXERCISE OF EMINENT DOMAIN AND QUICK TAKE POWERS WITHIN AN ENTERPRISE ZONE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on April 1, 2014, at 6:30 p.m. the Mayor and City Council of the City of Joliet, a home rule unit of local government, will conduct a public hearing pursuant to Section 25-7103.13 of the Eminent Domain Act (735 ILCS 30/25-7-103.13) regarding the exercise of eminent domain and quick take powers within the territory of the Des Plaines River Valley Enterprise Zone with respect to the following described real property:

LOTS 1, 6, 7, 12, 13, 18, 19, 24, 25, 30, 31, 36, 37, 42 AND 43 IN JOEL A. MATTESON'S SUBDIVISION OF BLOCKS 8 AND 9 IN (Published in the Herald-News CANAL TRUSTEE'S SUBDIVISION OF THE WEST HALF OF SECTION 15, March 26, 2014. HN342) IN TOWNSHIP 35 NORTH, RANGE 10 EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN IN WILL COUNTY, ILLIPUBLIC NOTICE NOIS. BID INFORMATION FOR PRINT30-07-15-108-018-0000 ING NON-CREDIT COLLEGE COM- PIN: MUNITY CATALOG FALL 2014 CAN commonly known as 126-148 St. BE SECURED BY CONTACTING THE Louis Street, Joliet, Illinois 60436 DIRECTOR OF BUSINESS & AUX. The public hearing will be held SERVICES, 1215 HOUBOLT RD., JOLIET, IL; 815.280.6643. BID as part of the regular meeting of the DOCUMENTS CAN BE DOWNLOAD- Mayor and City Council scheduled ED FROM THE JOLIET JUNIOR to be held at the aforesaid time. COLLEGE WEBSITE AT THE FOL- The location of the hearing is the LOWING LINK: City Council Chambers of the Joliet info/purchasing BIDS WILL BE RE- Municipal Building, 150 West JefCEIVED AT THE OFFICE OF BUSI- ferson Street, Joliet, Illinois 60432. NESS & AUXILIARY SERVICES, A All interested persons are invited to BUILDING ROOM A3100 UNTIL appear at the hearing and provide 10:00 AM ON APRIL 10, 2014. testimony or submit written comJOLIET JUNIOR COLLEGE RE- ment. Written comment may also SERVES THE RIGHT TO REJECT be sent to the City Clerk prior to the ANY OR ALL BIDS OR TO ACCEPT public hearing addressed to the OfANY BID WHICH MAY BE IN THE fice of the City Clerk, Joliet MuniciBEST INTERESTS OF THE COLLEGE. pal Building, 150 West Jefferson Street, Joliet, Illinois 60432. The (Published in the Herald-News Mayor and City Council may take final action with respect to the exerMarch 26, 2014. HN343)

Legal Notice To Customers of Illinois-American Water Company (IAWC)

IAWC hereby gives notice to the public in accordance with 83 Ill. Adm. Code Subsection 656.30 (c) that information sheets have been filed on March 20, 2014, with the Illinois Commerce Commission (Commission) to revise the Quality Infrastructure Program surcharge for customers in all service dis(Published in the Herald-News tricts. March 19, 26, April 2, 2014.


PUBLIC NOTICE LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on April 15, 2014 at 3:30pm, a sale by public auction will be held at 25641 W. Wolfs Road, Plainfield, Illinois 60585, to sell the following articles to enforce a lien existing under the Self-Service Storage Facility Act, 770 ILCS 95/1 et seq., against such articles, for storage furnished at 25641 W. Wolf Road, Plainfield, Illinois. Candise Jourdan 2136, Michael Hicks 51065, David Dinsick 11171012, Jacalyn White 3028 Wolfs Road Storage

If the Commission takes no action, the revised information sheets will be implemented with an effective date of April 1, 2014. A copy of IAWC¡Çs filing with the Commission may be inspected by any interested party at any business office of IAWC. Customers should be advised that the Commission may alter or amend the rates or conditions of service after hearings held pursuant to 83 Ill. Adm. Code 200 and may increase or decrease individual rates in amounts other than those requested by the company.. Interested parties may obtain information with respect thereto either directly from IAWC or by addressing the Chief Clerk of the Commission, 527 E. Capitol Avenue, Springfield, IL 62701. March 26, April 2, 2014 Suburban Life Media


The Herald News / sp cise of eminent domain and quick take powers with respect to the PUBLIC NOTICE above-described property upon the adjournment of the public hearing Lockport Township Park District or thereafter. The publication no1911 South Lawrence Avenue tice issued for an April 8, 2014 Lockport, Illinois 60441 public hearing with respect to this matter was in error. There will be Hassert Park IV - Shelter no hearing conducted at that time. The only public hearing that will be The Lockport Township Park Disscheduled will convene on April 1, trict does hereby invite sealed bids 2014 as set forth herein. for the Hassert Park IV - Shelter project. Work will include earthThe public hearing will be held in work, concrete paving, shelter inan accessible facility. If you require stallation, and landscape restoraa reasonable accommodation, tion. please contact the City Clerk in writProject manuals, including bid ing or by calling (815) 724-3780. form, specifications, and construction documents are available after Dated: March 10, 2014 11:00 A.M. on March 26, 2014 from Accurate Reprographics 2368 Christa M. Desiderio Corporate Lane, Suite 100, City Clerk Naperville, Illi-nois 60563, City of Joliet 630.428.4433 Bidding documents (Published in the Herald-News are available at the non-refundable cost of reproduction. March 12, 19, 26, 2014 #244) The Herald-News Classified It works.

po ip 1911 South Lawrence Avenue, Lockport, Illinois 60441, during regular office hours (8am to 4pm M-F). All bids must be submitted in a sealed envelope marked with the Contractor's name and address, and "Hassert Park IV - Shelter," on the face of the envelope. Bids must be received no later than April 16, 2014, 11:00 A.M. Bids will be opened on April 16, 2014, 11:01 A.M. at the Lockport Township Park District, 1911 South Lawrence Avenue, Lockport, Illinois 60441. All bidders will be required to submit Bid Security in the form of a Bid Bond per the amount of 10% of the Base Bid, payable to the Lockport Township Park District. The successful bidder, as determined by the Lockport Township Park District, shall be required to pay, and to agree to pay no less than the Prevailing Rate of Wages, pursuant to the Illinois Prevailing Wage Act (820 ILCS 130) for the locality of the Lockport Township

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locality po ip Park District (Will County), to each laborer worker, or mechanic needed or used to complete the work as detailed in the contract to be let. The successful contractor, and all subcontractors shall be required to submit, to the Lockport Township Park District, certified payrolls no later than the tenth day of each calendar month for the immediately preceding month.

r supp quipm services, and construction. Questions should be directed to Eric Hornig or Alex Fenech, Hitchcock Design Group at 630.961.1787 or

The Lockport Township Park District reserves the right to reject any and all proposals, parts of any and all proposals, or to waive technical errors or omissions in submitted proposals. No submitted bid may be withdrawn until a period of sixty (60) days after the bid opening date, without written consent of the Lockport Township Park District. The Lockport Township Park District encourages minority business firms to submit bids on this project and the successful contract bidder to utilize minority businesses as subcontractors for supplies, equipment,



County, State of Illinois, at 735 Green Garden Place, Lockport Illinois, 60441. All bids received after said date and time shall not be considered and returned unopened. All bids must be submitted on the forms furnished in the Bidding Doc(Published in the Herald-News uments. The project will be bid and awarded as a single General March 26, 2014 #297) Contract for Construction. A pre-bid meeting will be held at the project site, 735 Green Garden Place, Lockport Illinois, 60441, on March 26, 2014 at 9:00 am.

Bid Notice

Sealed bids will be received for the Fairmont School 2014 Life Each Bid must conform and be Safety Improvements until 2:00 responsive to all pertinent Bidding pm, prevailing time, on April 9, and Contract Documents. Bids 2014, by the Board of Education shall be submitted on or before the of Fairmont School District 89, Will

specified closing time in an opaque sealed envelope marked “Fairmont 2014 Life Safety Improvements” on the outside and addressed to: Mr. Kadir Dada, Chief Financial Officer, Fairmont School District 89, 735 Green Garden Place, Lockport Illinois, 60441. Bids shall be opened publicly and the contents announced at the specified closing time. Bids may be held by the School District for a period of ninety (90) days from the date of bid opening for the purpose of reviewing the Bids and investigating the qualifications of Bidders prior to awarding the contracts.

bid bond or certified check made payable to Fairmont School District 89 equal to 10% of the base bid amount shall be submitted with the bid. Performance and Labor and Material Payment Bonds, and Certificate of Insurance will be required from the successful bidder.

The Board of Education of Fairmont School District 89 reserves the right to reject any or all bids or parts thereof, to waive any irregularities or informalities in the bidding procedures and to award the contracts in a manner serving the interest of the School District. Bid security in the form of a Additionally they reserve the right




TAX DEED NO. 2014TX000034

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TAKE NOTICE County of Will, State of Illinois Date Premises Sold Certificate No. Sold for General Taxes of (year) Sold for Special Assessment of and Special Assessment Number Warrant No. N/A

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Property located at 501 ELWOOD AVE., JOLIET, IL

Property located at 5624 BERGAMOT CT., NAPERVILLE, IL

Property located at 12820 SCOTER CT., PLAINFIELD, IL

Property located at 25541 W. US HIGHWAY 30 A/K/A (25541 W. RT. 30), PLAINFIELD, IL

Legal Description or Property Index No. 07-10-202-009-0000

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This notice is to advise you that the above property has been sold for delinquent taxes and that the period of redemption from the sale will expire on 7/21/2014. The amount to redeem is subject to increase at 6 month intervals from the date of sale and may be further increased if the purchaser at the tax sale or his or her assignee pays any subsequently accruing taxes or special assessments to redeem the property from subsequent forfeitures or tax sales. Check with the county clerk as to the exact amount you owe before redeeming: This notice is also to advise you that a petition has been filed for a tax deed which will transfer title and the right to possession of this property if redemption is not made on or before 7/21/2014. This matter is set for hearing in the Circuit Court of this County in Joliet, Illinois, on 9/4/2014 in the Will County Courthouse, 57 N. Ottawa St., Joliet, IL 60432, Courtroom 236 at 9:00 A.M. You may be present at this hearing but your right to redeem will already have expired at that time.

This notice is to advise you that the above property has been sold for delinquent taxes and that the period of redemption from the sale will expire on 7/21/2014. The amount to redeem is subject to increase at 6 month intervals from the date of sale and may be further increased if the purchaser at the tax sale or his or her assignee pays any subsequently accruing taxes or special assessments to redeem the property from subsequent forfeitures or tax sales. Check with the county clerk as to the exact amount you owe before redeeming: This notice is also to advise you that a petition has been filed for a tax deed which will transfer title and the right to possession of this property if redemption is not made on or before 7/14/2014. This matter is set for hearing in the Circuit Court of this County in Joliet, Illinois, on 8/21/2014 in the Will County Courthouse, 57 N. Ottawa St., Joliet, IL 60432, Courtroom 236 at 9:00 A.M. You may be present at this hearing but your right to redeem will already have expired at that time.

This notice is to advise you that the above property has been sold for delinquent taxes and that the period of redemption from the sale will expire on 7/14/2014. The amount to redeem is subject to increase at 6 month intervals from the date of sale and may be further increased if the purchaser at the tax sale or his or her assignee pays any subsequently accruing taxes or special assessments to redeem the property from subsequent forfeitures or tax sales. Check with the county clerk as to the exact amount you owe before redeeming: This notice is also to advise you that a petition has been filed for a tax deed which will transfer title and the right to possession of this property if redemption is not made on or before 7/14/2014. This matter is set for hearing in the Circuit Court of this County in Joliet, Illinois, on 8/21/2014 in the Will County Courthouse, 57 N. Ottawa St., Joliet, IL 60432, Courtroom 236 at 9:00 A.M. You may be present at this hearing but your right to redeem will already have expired at that time.

This notice is to advise you that the above property has been sold for delinquent taxes and that the period of redemption from the sale will expire on 7/14/2014. The amount to redeem is subject to increase at 6 month intervals from the date of sale and may be further increased if the purchaser at the tax sale or his or her assignee pays any subsequently accruing taxes or special assessments to redeem the property from subsequent forfeitures or tax sales. Check with the county clerk as to the exact amount you owe before redeeming: This notice is also to advise you that a petition has been filed for a tax deed which will transfer title and the right to possession of this property if redemption is not made on or before 7/14/2014. This matter is set for hearing in the Circuit Court of this County in Joliet, Illinois, on 8/21/2014 in the Will County Courthouse, 57 N. Ottawa St., Joliet, IL 60432, Courtroom 236 at 9:00 A.M. You may be present at this hearing but your right to redeem will already have expired at that time.





Redemption can be made at any time on or before 7/21/2014 by applying to the County Clerk of Will County, Illinois at the Office of the County Clerk in Joliet, Illinois. For further information contact the County Clerk.

Redemption can be made at any time on or before 7/14/2014 by applying to the County Clerk of Will County, Illinois at the Office of the County Clerk in Joliet, Illinois. For further information contact the County Clerk.

Redemption can be made at any time on or before 7/14/2014 by applying to the County Clerk of Will County, Illinois at the Office of the County Clerk in Joliet, Illinois. For further information contact the County Clerk.

Redemption can be made at any time on or before 7/14/2014 by applying to the County Clerk of Will County, Illinois at the Office of the County Clerk in Joliet, Illinois. For further information contact the County Clerk.


CENTRAL BUYER CORP. PURCHASER or ASSIGNEE Will County Clerk 302 N Chicago St. Joliet, IL 60432 (815) 740-4615

Will County Clerk 302 N Chicago St. Joliet, IL 60432 (815) 740-4615


DIAMOND QUEST REALTY INC. PURCHASER or ASSIGNEE Will County Clerk 302 N Chicago St. Joliet, IL 60432 (815) 740-4615

Will County Clerk 302 N Chicago St. Joliet, IL 60432 (815) 740-4615

Dated: 03/13/2014

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(Published in the Herald-News March 26, 27, 28, 2014. HN294)

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(Published in the Herald-News March 26, 27, 28, 2014. HN294)


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Certificate #29026 was filed in (Published in the Herald-News the office of the County Clerk of Will March 26, 2014. HN346) County on March 10, 2014 wherein the business firm of

Would Alonzo E. Walker or anyone knowing the whereabouts of Bidding documents will be avail- Mr. Walker please contact the Law able on CD or hard copy drawings Offices of Robert C. Chapman, Jr. and specifications after 12:00 pm at 985-665-1472. March 14, 2014. Documents can be picked-up or shipped through (Published in the Herald-News BHFX (847) 593-3161. PLEASE March 25, 26, 27, 2014. HN332)

PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS EASTERN DIVISION DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE FOR NEW CENTURY HOME EQUITY LOAN TRUST SERIES 2005-D, ASSET BACKED PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES Plaintiff, -v.DARIUSZ SPYRKA, et al Defendant JUDGE CHARLES R. NORGLE, SR. 1 : 12 CV 7809 NOTICE OF SPECIAL COMMISSIONER'S SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on March 1, 2013, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, Special Commissioner appointed herein,will at 9:30 AM on April 25, 2014, at the office of Attorneys' Title Guaranty Fund Inc., One Old Frankfort Way, Suite 9, FRANKFORT, IL, 60423, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: The land referred to in this Commitment is described as follows: Lot 571, in Clearwater Springs at Mirage Unit 3, Phase 3, a subdivision of part of fractional Section 30, Township 36 North, Range 9, East of the Third Principal Meridian, according to the plat thereof recorded February 24, 2004, as document no. R2004-31421 in Will County, Illinois. Commonly known as 6801 TWIN FALLS DRIVE, Plainfield, IL 60544 Property Index No. 03-30-100-011/218-007. The real estate is improved with a single family residence. The judgment amount was $282,162.30. Sale terms: 10% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance in certified funds/or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in "AS IS" condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701 (C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For information, contact Plaintiff's attorney: POTESTIVO & ASSOCIATES, P.C., 223 WEST JACKSON BLVD, STE 610, Chicago, IL 60606, (312) 263-0003. Please refer to file number C14-95544. THE JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236-SALE You can also visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at for a 7 day status report of pending sales. POTESTIVO & ASSOCIATES, P.C. 223 WEST JACKSON BLVD, STE 610 Chicago, IL 60606 (312) 263-0003 Attorney File No. C14-95544 Case Number: 1 : 12 CV 7809 TJSC#: 34-4321 NOTE: Pursuant to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, you are advised that Plaintiff's attorney is deemed to be a debt collector attempting to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. I597755 (Published in the Herald-News March 26, April 2, 9, 16, 2014)

Sunny Lane Acres Located at 15944 W. 163rd Street, Lockport, IL 60441 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: Sylvia L. Zielke 16170 Seneca Lk. Cir. Crest Hill, IL 60403 IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and Official Seal at my office in Joliet; Illinois, this 10th day of March, 2014. Nancy Schultz Voots Will County Clerk (Published in the Herald-News March 12, 19, 26, 2014. HN249)

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TAKE NOTICE County of Will, State of Illinois Date Premises Sold Certificate No. Sold for General Taxes of (year) Sold for Special Assessment of and Special Assessment Number Warrant No. N/A

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THIS PROPERTY HAS BEEN SOLD FOR DELINQUENT TAXES Property located at 21017 W. BLOOMFIELD DR., PLAINFIELD, IL Legal Description or Property Index No. 04-06-414-003-0000 This notice is to advise you that the above property has been sold for delinquent taxes and that the period of redemption from the sale will expire on 7/14/2014. The amount to redeem is subject to increase at 6 month intervals from the date of sale and may be further increased if the purchaser at the tax sale or his or her assignee pays any subsequently accruing taxes or special assessments to redeem the property from subsequent forfeitures or tax sales. Check with the county clerk as to the exact amount you owe before redeeming: This notice is also to advise you that a petition has been filed for a tax deed which will transfer title and the right to possession of this property if redemption is not made on or before 7/14/2014. This matter is set for hearing in the Circuit Court of this County in Joliet, Illinois, on 9/4/2014 in the Will County Courthouse, 57 N. Ottawa St., Joliet, IL 60432, Courtroom 236 at 9:00 A.M. You may be present at this hearing but your right to redeem will already have expired at that time. YOU ARE URGED TO REDEEM IMMEDIATELY TO PREVENT LOSS OF PROPERTY Redemption can be made at any time on or before 7/14/2014 by applying to the County Clerk of Will County, Illinois at the Office of the County Clerk in Joliet, Illinois. For further information contact the County Clerk. INTERSTATE FUNDING INC. PURCHASER or ASSIGNEE Will County Clerk 302 N Chicago St. Joliet, IL 60432 (815) 740-4615 Dated: 03/13/2014 (Published in the Herald-News March 26, 27, 28, 2014. HN349)

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