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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS EASTERN DIVISION HSBC Bank USA, N.A., as Indenture Trustee for the registered Note holders of Renaissance Home Equity Loan Trust 2007-1, PLAINTIFF VS. Sharon Godar, DEFENDANT(S) 1:12-cv-4967 NOTICE OF SPECIAL COMMISSIONER'S SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that in pursuance of a Judgment heretofore entered on December 18, 2012. I, Gerald P. Nordgren, Special Commissioner for this Court will on March 25, 2014 at 4:00 p.m., immediately inside the southwest corner of the front entrance of the building: Will County Courthouse 14 W. Jefferson Street Joliet, IL 60432 will sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash and all singular, the following described premises and real estate in said Judgment mentioned, situated in the County of Will and State of Illinois, or so much thereof as shall be sufficient to satisfy said Judgment to wit: PERMANENT INDEX NO: 0603-34-202-009-0000/ 03-34202-009-0000 The property is commonly known as: 23444 West Winston Ave, Plainfield, IL 60586. Amount of Judgment $180,933.03. Anyone interested in bidding at the foreclosure sale should make their own examination of title and the estate and should also examine the court file. Nothing herein is to be construed as a substitute for the necessity of making these examinations. Property will NOT be opened for inspection. SALE TERMS: 10% down by certified funds, balance within 24 hours, certified funds. No refunds. The sale shall be subject to general taxes and to special assessments. Upon the sale being made the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed on a specified date unless the property is re-

IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS EASTERN DIVISION HSBC Bank USA, N.A., as Indenture Trustee for the registered Note holders of Renaissance Home Equity Loan Trust 2007-1, PLAINTIFF VS. Sharon Godar, DEFENDANT(S) 1:12-cv-4967 NOTICE OF SPECIAL COMMISSIONER'S SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that in pursuance of a Judgment heretofore entered on December 18, 2012. I, Gerald P. Nordgren, Special Commissioner for this Court will on March 25, 2014 at 4:00 p.m., immediately inside the southwest corner of the front entrance of the building: Will County Courthouse 14 W. Jefferson Street Joliet, IL 60432 will sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash and all singular, the following described premises and real estate in said Judgment mentioned, situated in the County of Will and State of Illinois, or so much thereof as shall be sufficient to satisfy said Judgment to wit: LOT 8, BLOCK 2, IN CATON FARM ACRES UNIT 2, A SUBDIVISION OF PART OF THE NORTHEAST 1/4 OF SECTION 34, TOWNSHIP 36 NORTH, RANGE 9, EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED December 19, 1962, AS DOCUMENT NO. 973790, IN PLAT BOOK 34, PAGE 35, IN WILL COUNTY, ILLINOIS. PERMANENT INDEX NO: 0603-34-202-009-0000/ 03-34202-009-0000 The property is commonly known as: 23444 West Winston Ave, Plainfield, IL 60586. Amount of Judgment $180,933.03. Anyone interested in bidding at the foreclosure sale should make their own examination of title and the estate and should also examine the court file. Nothing herein is to be construed as a substitute for the necessity of making these examinations. Property will NOT be opened for

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT COUNTY OF WILL STATE OF ILLINOIS U.S. Bank National Association, as Trustee, successor-in-interest to Bank of America, N.A., as trustee, successor to Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., as trustee for the registered holders of GS Mortgage Securities Corporation II, Commercial Mortgage Pass-Through Certificates, Series 2006-GG8, Plaintiff, v. Dalnick Properties, LLC, an Illinois limited liability company; North Creek Business Center Association, an Illinois corporation; Unknown Owners; and Non-Record Claimants, Defendants. 2014-CH-0181 The requisite affidavit for publication having been filed, notice is hereby given to you, "Unknown Owners" and "Nonrecord Claimants," Defendant(s) in the above entitled suit: 1) that the said suit has been commenced in the Twelfth Judicial Circuit Court, Will County, Illinois, by the Plaintiff(s) against you and other defendants, praying for the foreclosure of a certain Mortgage conveying the premises described as follows, to-wit: LOTS 35 AND 36 IN NORTH CREEK BUSINESS CENTER PHASE 3, BEING A SUBDIVISION OF PART OF THE NORTHEAST 1/4 OF SECTION 1, TOWNSHIP 35 NORTH, RANGE 12 EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED AUGUST 7, 1996 AS DOCUMENT NO. R96-70111, AND CORRECTED BY AFFIDAVIT AND CERTIFICATE OF CORRECTION RECORDED AS DOCUMENT NUMBER R99058433 DATED MAY 7, 1999, ALL IN WILL COUNTY, ILLINOIS. PERMANENT INDEX NUMBERS: 19-09-01-201-017-0000; 1909-01-201-018-0000. COMMON ADDRESS: 18425 West Creek Drive, Tinley Park, Illinois 60477 ORIGINAL MORTGAGEE: Greenwich Capital Financial Products, Inc. RECORD MORTGAGEE: U.S. Bank National Association, as Trustee, successor-in-interest to Bank of America, N.A., as trustee, successor to Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., as trustee for the registered

gi holders of GS Mortgage Securities Corporation II, Commercial Mortgage Pass-Through Certificates, Series 2006-GG8 MORTGAGOR: Dalnick Properties, LLC DATE AND PLACE OF RECORDING: Recorded in the Will County, Illinois Recorder's Office on August 30, 2006, as Document Number R2006145643. 2) that summons was duly issued out of the said Twelfth Judicial Circuit Court against you as provided by law; and 3) that the said suit is now pending. NOW, THEREFORE, UNLESS YOU, the said defendant(s), file your answer to the complaint in this case or otherwise file your appearance in the Office of the Circuit Court Clerk, 14 West Jefferson Street, Joliet, Illinois 60432, on or before March 27, 2014, a default may be entered against you at any time after that day and a decree entered in accordance with the prayer of said complaint. YOU ARE FURTHER ADVISED THAT THE TIME IN WHICH THE SUBJECT REAL ESTATE MAY BE REDEEMED FROM FORECLOSURE, PURSUANT TO LAW, COMMENCES TO RUN WITH THE FIRST DATE OF PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. This is an attempt to collect a debt pursuant to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. Jordan Galassie PERKINS COIE LLP 131 S. Dearborn Street Suite 1700 Chicago, IL 60603-5559 Tel: (312) 324-8400 Fax: (312) 324-9400 I592002 (Published in the Herald-News February 25, March 4, 11, 2014)

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PIN: 02-27-133-009-0000 The application request, if approved, would allow for a Special Use Permit for a Planned Unit Development Final Development Plan for Cicero Plastics building addition at 121 Anton Drive.

Documentation concerning this matter is available for public inspection in the Department of Community Development, 1050 W. Romeo Road, Romeoville, Illinois, between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

ATTENDING THE HEARING ARE INVITED TO DO SO AND WILL BE HEARD. The meeting is accessible to people with disabilities. If you need assistance, please contact the Department of Community Development at 815 / 886 - 7200.

The above referenced public hearing may be recessed from time ALL PERSONS INTERESTED IN to time to another date or dates, if

Public Notice Commonwealth Edison’s Habitat Conservation Plan for the Hine’s Emerald Dragonfly, Blanding’s Turtle, Spotted Turtle, Black-billed Cuckoo, Lakeside Daisy and Leafy Prairie Clover. Applicant: Commonwealth Edison (ComEd), Environmental Services Department, Two Lincoln Centre, 7th Floor, Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois 60181. Project Location: The Permit Area (approximately 403 acres) includes all ComEd right-of-way (ROW), easements, structures and access routes located within the seven Critical Habitat Units (CHUs) (as designated by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service in 2010) in Will, Cook and DuPage Counties, Illinois. CHU 1 is approximately 351 acres located east of Route 53, north of Caton Farm Road, south of Route 7 and west of the Des Plaines River in Will County. CHU 2 is approximately 439 acres located south of 135th Street, east of Route 53, north of Route 7, and west of the Des Plaines River in Will County. CHU 3 is approximately 366 acres located north of Romeo Road, east of Route 53 and west of the Des Plaines River in Will County. CHU 4 is approximately 575 acres located west of Lemont Road to 0.61miles west of I-355. CHU 5 is approximately 293 acres located east of Lemont Road and north of the Des Plaines River in DuPage County. CHU 6 is approximately 430 acres located east of 104th Street and west of LaGrange Road in Cook County. CHU 7 is approximately 447 acres located east of the Chicago Sanitary & Ship Canal and south of Romeo Road in Will County. The CHUs (1-7) are shown in the map below:

PUBLIC NOTICE PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE Case No. 14-003 Cicero Plastics - 121 Anton Drive Planned Unit Development Final Development Plan PETITIONER(s): Cicero Plastics PROPERTIES: 121 Anton Drive (South side of Anton Drive, approximately 929 feet west of Enterprise Drive). PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT, the Planning & Zoning Commission of the Village of Romeoville, Will County, Illinois, (the “Village”) will be holding a PUBLIC HEARING in the Village Hall Board Room at 1050 W. Romeo Road, on March 25, 2014 at 7:00 PM or soon thereafter on the aforementioned date(s) for the purposes of considering testimony and other evidence on the following application for a Special Use Permit for a Planned Unit Development which Cicero Plastics has filed an application on or about February 13, 2014 with the Village of Romeoville, in accordance with the requirements described by the Romeoville Code of Ordinances, as amended, which governs such applications.

Requested Authorization: ComEd is seeking a 20-year renewable incidental take authorization from the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) for activities associated with operation and maintenance of structures and power lines located within the Permit Area. This request is being made pro-actively to cover ComEd for any incidental take that may occur within the next 20 years. This request is being made in accordance with Title 17 of the Illinois Administrative Code, Part 1080. As required under this code, ComEd has prepared and submitted a Habitat Conservation Plan (HCP) to the IDNR. The purpose of this HCP is to evaluate the impacts of ComEd’s proposed activities on the species listed below, and to propose measures for avoiding, minimizing or mitigating for potential incidental take of these species and their habitats. The HCP addresses conservation measures for the following species: 1) Hine’s emerald dragonfly (Somatochlora hineana); 2) Blanding’s turtle (Emydoidea blandingii); 3) Spotted turtle (Clemmys guttata); 4) Black-billed cuckoo (Coccyzus erythropthalmus); 5) Lakeside daisy (Hymenoxys acaulis); and 6) Leafy prairie clover (Dalea foliosa). ComEd’s activities within the Permit Area include continuing line maintenance; routine inspections; performing switching operations; repairing, replacing, removing and re-locating power lines and structures; and managing vegetation under power lines. ComEd plans to implement avoidance and minimization measures to minimize and mitigate the effects of the proposed incidental taking. Some of the proposed measures include implementation of a Standard Operating Procedure, limiting the timing and location of planned work, monitoring areas before and after ground disturbing work, limiting vehicle access, taking precautions with all fuels and herbicides used in operations, following pre-determined access routes and providing internal awareness to field crews and supervisors. Complete details of the proposed avoidance and minimization measures can be found in the HCP document that is available for public inspection during normal business hours at the following location: White Oak Library District - Lockport Branch, 121 E 8th Street, Lockport, IL 60441, Phone: (815) 838-0755.

The property which is the subject of the “Application” is generally lo- Public Comments: Comments on the Habitat Conservation Plan may be submitted to: Jenny Skufca, Endangered Species Project Manager, cated as follows: 121 Anton Drive, Illinois Department of Natural Resources, One Natural Resources Way, Springfield, IL 62702, Skufca, The closing on the south side of Anton Drive, date for receipt of written comments on the Habitat Conservation Plan is April 8, 2014. approximately 929 feet west of Enterprise Drive, and legally described (Published in the Herald-News February 17, 25, and March 4, 2014 #146) as follows:


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names of the person or persons owning the business, with their respective post office address(es), Is/are as follows: Brian F. Feely This notice was prepared by the 2905 Ruth Fitzgerald Dr. Village of Romeoville, Department Plainfield, IL 60586 of Community Development in accordance with the requirements of IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have the Illinois Compiled Statutes, hereunto set my hand and Official 2010 State Bar Association Edition Seal at my office in Joliet; Illinois, and Village Ordinance No. 2122- this 21st day of February, 2014. 91, Public Notification, on March 3, 2014. Nancy Schultz Voots Will County Clerk William Caron, Chairperson Planning & Zoning Commission (Published in the Herald-News February 25, March 4, 11, 2014. (Published in the Herald-News HN182) March 4, 2014. HN208)

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Subject of Evergreen Terrace broached by neighborhood group By BILL WIMBISCUS JOLIET – The president of the Cathedral Area Preservation Association said he and other residents have received calls from “one or more” Joliet City Council members urging them to oppose the city’s condemnation of Evergreen Terrace. “Council members have been urging Cathedral Area residents to oppose the city’s ET efforts and have suggested that if the city isn’t stopped, we will soon experience ‘Section 8-ers’ in our neighborhood,” John Kella said in a written statement during Monday’s pre-council session. “This type of activity is most unfortunate and inappropriate,” Kella said in his statement. “It spreads fear and divisiveness when what we need

is citywide development and racial and ethnic harmony. “Evergreen Terrace is still with us, despite the city’s efforts, but it looks, if we stay the course, as though we could soon be successful in finally addressing this long-standing magnet for criminals and a cause of degradation and high-density suffering.” Kella’s comments come in the wake of a tour of the beleaguered housing complex Thursday by members of the St. John’s/St. Peter’s Neighborhood Organization, the Cunningham Neighborhood Council and councilmen Terry Morris, Larry Hug, Bob O’Dekirk and Jim McFarland. Prior to Monday’s meeting, Mayor Tom Giarrante and Councilman Mike Turk, both long-time condemnation advocates, each questioned why they weren’t invited on

the tour. Kella, in his statement, said that CAPA continues to support the city’s condemnation efforts. “Chicago has torn down these type(s) of properties knowing that they do not work and harbor many problems,” Kella stated. “Since ET is privately owned and profitable, the owners will not lower the density. To control the future of the property and help the residents, the city needs to own the property. We don’t need another absentee landlord.” The future of the 356-unit low-income facility, which Joliet has been attempting to condemn since 2005, has been a matter of debate recently. O’Dekirk and Hug have expressed concerns regarding the issue’s mounting court costs, as well as the potential cost of rehabilitating the property.

Plainfield opera house receives landmark status By VIKAAS SHANKER PLAINFIELD – The old opera house building in Plainfield has been restored from disrepair in the past four years to an icon of the downtown area after village trustees voted Monday to designate the historic building as a local landmark. With external restoration and redevelopment of the first floor and basement, the building on the corner of Lockport and Illinois streets was restructured to its original 1889 Queen Anne style by developer Bill Habiger. “It retains the history of the town,” Mayor Michael Collins said, describing the building as a significant rebuilding project at a high cost to Habiger. “He has just done a fabulous job of renovating the location.” Habiger said he didn’t restore the property for profit but because he enjoys restoring old classics. He used photos and details of the building in the 19th and 20th centuries to reconstruct the old look.

“I also restore old cars,” said Habiger, who invested more than $1 million into renovations but had help from tax increment financing district funds. “It looked like a neat old building. It would be a shame to see it go to waste.” The street corner location was reconstructed by Clarence Marks in 1899 with a Queen Anne and Richardsonian Romesque style after a fire destroyed the original opera house, according to a designation summary. Since then, the opera house contained restaurants and served as a clock tower throughout the ’70s, ’80s and ’90s before falling into disrepair. Habiger bought the foreclosed property in 2010, and it now houses a hair salon, photography shop and women’s clothing store on the first floor. “It probably was not the most profitable project, but it fits with a very nice downtown area,” Habiger said, adding that the second floor is still under renovation, but he intends to build space for a restaurant or banquet hall.

Park district “I’ve been asked to give an opinion regarding the park district,” Collins said. “Months ago, I stated the park district will have to learn to work together, better, and to put their house in order.” Collins said the village has no jurisdiction over the park district and that the village hasn’t taken a stance in any other governmental entities in Plainfield. Vicky Polito, a regular park district critic, called for the resignation of village trustee Garrett Peck, stating he was not fit for public office following his controversial performance as the park district executive director. Peck declined to comment. Other items approved by the board Monday include the approval of a site plan for a dual-lane drive-thru at the McDonald’s on Route 59 and Renwick Road; a proposal to draft a complete street plan and $289,192 for the construction of the 2014 Seal Coat Program and bike path improvement; and the purchase of a new police car for $25,436.

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ON THE COVER The old train station is the future home of Safe Cove Counseling in Lockport. See story page 3. Photo by Lathan Goumas –

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City-run business incubator program has had mixed results By FELIX SARVER

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LOCKPORT – City officials have been doing more to bring businesses to Lockport – they’ve been trying to incubate them. Since 2011, the city has run a business incubator program to attract entrepreneurs to city-owned vacant space at the Lockport Train Station and the old City Hall. The city provides building space to reduce overhead and operational costs for the startup businesses. “We wanted to encourage small businesses and entrepreneurs to grow,” said Tim Schloneger, a former Lockport city administrator who became the Algonquin village manager last year. The program is considered part of the mix in attracting new business to Lockport. Unfortunately, some businesses that have used the program, such as the Conservatory of Music and Spiral Sky, have not lasted long. And, the only occupants now at the City Hall building, 921 S. State St., are the Lockport Police Commission Board and the Lockport Area Chamber of Commerce. But the program has provided a location for Safe Cove Counseling, a drug rehabilitation program approved in February for the Lockport Train Station. Even with the setbacks the incubator program has faced, business is growing in Lockport, City Administrator Ben Benson said. “We’re in a position where we can be selective,” Benson said. “We’re looking at what’s right.” Benson said the town has several areas, such as the transportation corridor between the downtown area and I-355, that will attract more

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Safe Cove Counseling marketing manager Anita Lewis-Schmoll (left), administrator George Schmoll (right), secretary Diane Adamore-Johnson (lower center) and counselor Linda Weyer (top center) pose for a portrait in the business’ future home at the old train station in Lockport. businesses, along with the development of Lockport Square, which he said should be a huge area for shopping. Currently, city officials look to welcome a new bakery, as well as a meat and manufacturing company. “Every little corner of Lockport we’re getting new growth, and that’s a good thing,” he said. When the incubator program started, it was looking to give start-up companies free space for a year. When the small businesses would grad-

uate from the program, the company would have to move elsewhere in the city to ensure a cycle of innovation and business creation. The businesses would need to be three years old or younger, with a viable business concept and the likelihood it would grow into a sustainable company that would be able to survive without the incubator program. It also would intend to remain in Lockport after graduating from the program. Those spaces offered in the program lent themselves more

to nonprofits, Benson said. No funding has been allocated and it’s not a burden on taxpayers since it’s city-owned space. The Lockport Train Station at 133 W. 13th St. will become the new home of Safe Cove Counseling. The organization seeks to offer counseling sessions for recovering addicts and requires them to keep a daily log book. Anita Lewis-Schmoll is one of the counselors on the staff. Third Ward Alderman Jason VanderMeer is an accoun-

tant for Safe Cove. The space has been approved for use by the city. Lewis-Schmoll said the organization still needs to complete the lease agreement and obtain a nonprofit status. The incubator program still influences city officials to give businesses open spaces to grow whenever the opportunity arises, Benson said. “We’re kind of modeling that going forward,” Benson said. “If we have an opportunity to give people those spaces, we will do so.”


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Robert Rogina remembered for his vision, work in Joliet He devoted his time to make it a great place to live By BILL WIMBISCUS JOLIET – Robert A. Rogina, a civil engineer by vocation and an engineer for civic improvement by avocation, died Feb. 28. He was 72. Rogina, a Joliet native who founded Rogina Engineers and Surveyors, was involved with numerous organizations Robert over the years, Rogina including the Rialto Square Theatre, Silver Cross Hospital, United Way of Will County, Cornerstone Services and the Will County Center for Economic Development. He was a founding member of the Center for Economic Development. “What he accomplished for this community is seldom seen in a single individual,” said Larry Johnson, vice president of the Foundation at Silver Cross Hospital. “He was very devoted to making this region a great place to live and work.” Rogina, a former chairman of the Silver Cross foundation, was instrumental in securing funds for the new hospital in New Lenox, Johnson said. John Greuling, president and chief executive of the CED, recalled Rogina as a man of vision. “He had a huge vision, his fingerprints are all over” projects like the industrial development at the Joliet Arsenal, Greuling said. “He

“He was just one of these guys who said, ‘Here’s what we need to do, and I am going to be right in the middle of it to get it done.’ ” John Greuling President and chief executive of the Will County Center for Economic Development

was just one of these guys who said, ‘Here’s what we need to do, and I am going to be right in the middle of it to get it done.’ ” Greuling recalled how Rogina was involved the second phase of his interview process when he was hired by the CED in 2000. “I was told I would spend two hours in a car with a guy named Bob Rogina,” Greuling recalled. “He drove me out to where the intermodal yards were going to be. I kept trying to figure out who was this guy showing me this desolate farmland and telling me I’d have to market it for the next 10 years.” Rogina served as the CED’s chairman of the board and as chairman of the governmental affairs committee. Randy Green, general manager for the Rialto Square Theatre, remembered Rogina for his dedication to the arts, and to the building itself. “He was very interested in the brick and mortar of

the place, the facilities,” Green said. “He had a lifelong attachment. It was part of his life growing up as a kid, and he saw it as his role to see that it would be here for future generations.” While he was a man of action, Rogina was a man of few words, recalled James V. Smith, chairman of the Will County Metropolitan Exposition And Auditorium Authority, where Rogina served as vice chair. “He wasn’t the most outgoing person in the world,” Smith said. “He didn’t say a whole lot, and boy, he could be a hard-nosed kind of business guy. But if you got him talking about his wife, or his family, or the Rialto, he was a teddy bear ... that hard exterior melted pretty quick when you got him talking.” Smith said Rogina, a close friend for 30 years, was dedicated to his hometown. “Bob and I agreed that Joliet has been good to us and our family. We both agreed that you’ve got to give back,” Smith said. Rogina also served as a member of the Joliet Rotary Club, life director for the Will-Grundy Counties Home Builders Association, past chairman of the Three Rivers Manufacturers Association and campaign chair of the United Way of Will County. He was a board member at the Will County Community Foundation and the University of St. Francis. He was board chairman at Cornerstone Services.

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Joliet family returns to ‘Preachers’ Daughters’ By LAUREN LEONE–CROSS Joliet’s own Taylor Coleman and her pastor family returns to TV this Wednesday with the season two premiere of Lifetime network’s docu-drama, “Preachers’ Daughters.” To coincide with Wednesday night’s premiere, the 18-year-old actress is throwing a meet-and-greet screening party at The Department, 205 N. Chicago St. in Joliet, where the public can meet Coleman and two actresses also featured on the show. “Preachers’ Daughters,” which premiered in 2013, revolves around the lives of four preacher families, including Coleman, and her father, Ken, a pastor at City of Refuge Pentecostal Church in Lockport. The series takes a behind-the-altar look into each of the daughter’s lives, including Coleman as she struggles to maintain freedom while growing up in a strict household and amid the watchful eyes of the church. Coleman said Monday the show also hits home another point: That her family is like any other family. “We chose to keep going with the second season because we’ve received a lot of positive feedback from people who said the show helped them with their kids and their families in talking about issues,” Coleman said. “We’re a normal family, a faith-based family, but we still have issues just like everyone else.” On the show, Coleman can be seen partying behind her parents’ backs and dating boys her family wouldn’t otherwise approve of, while other teen girls on the show deal with drug use, underage drinking and pregnancy. Despite the show’s controversy, Coleman said season two also will document

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Taylor Coleman of Joliet is part of the cast of “Preachers’ Daughters,” a docu-drama that will begin its second season Wednesday on the Lifetime network. how she and her father have grown closer since his rare genetic disorder – Nephrotic Syndrome – took a turn for the worst last year. “It hit him really hard not too long ago,” she said. “He went from being really healthy to really sick. It’s been really hard on us right now. He does dialysis right now and needs a kidney transplant. The producers have been really understanding.” With her father in need of a kidney transplant, the family has set up a fund at “My dad and I are closer than ever and spend a lot of time together because you never know when. I truly love my dad,” she said. “He wants the best for me, and we’re growing together as father and daughter.”

If You Go What: “Preachers’ Daughters” meet-and-greet screening party with season two premiere screening When: 7 to 10 p.m. Wednesday Where: The Department, 205 N. Chicago St., Joliet

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Guests accused of sexual assault and battery By BRIAN STANLEY JOLIET TOWNSHIP – Two guests were arrested early Sunday after their hosts accused one of sexual assault and another of cutting them with kitchen shears during a fight in the dining room. Jose L. Sanchez, 25, of the 2000 block of Erie Court in Crest Hill, Jose L. a n d J o s h u a Sanchez Vazquez, 23, of Crest Hill the 20500 block of Superior Court in Crest Hill, are friends of the victims’ son and had gone over to the Lind Avenue home to drink beer the night before, according to Will County Sheriff’s spokeswoman Kathy Hoffmeyer. The son was not

present, she said. About 5 a.m. deputies were called to the house to assist an ambulance crew. “Deputies went inside to find a 37-year-old woman screaming in pain with a broken tibia and fibula the doctors [later] said had been crushed,” Hoffmeyer said. Deputies also found her husband fighting with Joshua Sanchez and Vazquez Vazquez on the Crest Hill dining room floor, Hoffmeyer said. Deputies questioned the combatants after they were separated. They heard from the husband that he had been awakened by his daughter’s screams and came out to find Sanchez on top of his wife,

who had been sleeping on the couch, Hoffmeyer said. Sanchez allegedly punched the man in the face – knocking him to the floor before Vazquez allegedly jumped him. The 18-year-old daughter “attempted to intervene and was punched by Sanchez. Vazquez then grabbed a pair of kitchen shears and attempted to stab the [man],” Hoffmeyer said. The man was stabbed in his toe, while his daughter sustained a small cut to her hand, reports said. Both declined medical treatment. The woman was taken to Silver Cross Hospital. Sanchez was arrested on charges of criminal sexual assault and battery. Vazquez was arrested on charges of armed violence, aggravated battery and aggravated assault.

THE HERALD–NEWS ROMEOVILLE – A Romeoville man is headed for prison because his gun got into the hands of a 7-yearold child who brought it to school. Rashaad L. Byrd, 27, of the 200 block of South Highpoint Drive, agreed to a sentence of 5½ years in plead- Rashaad L. i n g g u i l t y Byrd Thursday to a Romeoville weapons violation, the Kane County State’s Attorney’s office announced. The gun was brought to an Elgin elementary school where the child showed it to classmates in December, according to a news release from the Kane County State’s Attorney. School officials confiscated the gun and called police, who traced it

to Byrd. Byrd was violating the law in having the gun because of a prior criminal record for drug possession and aggravated battery, according to the state’s attorney. He had been staying with the family of the 7-yearold, who found the gun in a clothes dresser. The dresser was regularly used by the child, according to the state’s attorney. “It’s not just that Mr. Byrd was unlawfully in possession of the gun,” Kane County State’s Attorney Joe McMahon said in a written statement. “It’s also that he was so reckless with it by putting it in a place that was accessible to a child. We are thankful that the weapon was recovered before anyone was hurt.” Byrd has already been in Kane County Jail and will receive credit for 78 days of incarceration.

Teen shot with BB gun during downtown robbery By BRIAN STANLEY JOLIET – Police say a 16-year-old girl was shot with a BB gun during a street robbery Friday night. Two teenagers were arrested. Capt. Tab Jensen said the victim and her three friends were walking back from a concert downtown at 10:55 p.m.

when they were approached by four teens at Bluff and Bridge streets. Two of the girl’s friends ran but a 16-year-old boy remained with her as Eric Small, 18, stepped forward holding what appeared to be a handgun, Jensen said. After Small and a 16-yearold accomplice took personal items from the victims, Small

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Tornado season is upon us THE HERALD–NEWS Start thinking about tornadoes. A reminder that the region is entering what typically is prime tornado season, although it may not seem like it with snow on the ground, will come Tuesday when a statewide tornado exercise takes place. Meanwhile, three local classes have been scheduled for aspiring weather spotters. It’s all part of Severe Weather Preparedness Week, which is this week. At a time when many people are looking forward to a thaw from the long winter, meteorologists and emergency agencies are preparing for the tornado season that comes with spring. Part of that preparedness

is a statewide tornado exercise Tuesday. The Federal Communications Commission has granted a one-time waiver on rules for the use of a live tornado warning over the Emergency Alert System for the tornado exercise, according to a news release from the Illinois Press Association. The exercise is conducted by schools, businesses, law enforcement agencies and emergency managers to prepare for the thunderstorm and tornado season, according to the National Weather Service. Meanwhile, people who would like to help emergency agencies monitor severe weather can go to three weather spotter courses this month. There is no cost to the classes. Those interest can register by

calling 815-723-1455. They will be held at the following times. • 7 p.m. Wednesday at Lincoln-Way West High School, 21701 Gougar Road, New Lenox. The class will be preceded by a safety expo that starts at 5 p.m. • March 20 at the Minooka High School South Campus, 26655 W. Eames St., Channahon. The class starts at 7 p.m., with a safety fair at 6 p.m. • Frankfort Fire Station 3 at 24420 S. LaGrange Road in Green Garden Township. The 10 a.m. training will be preceded by a display of preparedness booths made available for viewing at 9 a.m. For more information, visit the Will County Emergency Management website at www., or call the office at 815-740-8351.

Joliet. For information, phone 815-722-7653. • St. Mary Immaculate Parish will offer Masses at 7:30 a.m. (Church). 8:45 a.m. School Mass (Church). Noon English Mass (Church). 6:30 p.m. Polish Mass (Cana). 7 p.m. English Mass

(Church). 7:30 p.m. Spanish Mass (Gym). 1 to 6:30 p.m. Ash Distribution, Exposition, & Benediction (Church). Located at 15629 South Route 59, Plainfield. For information call 815-436-2651 or visit

LOCAL BRIEF Ash Wednesday services The following churches have submitted information regarding their Ash Wednesday Services: • St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Church, offers Masses at 7:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. 127 S. Briggs St.,

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PLAINFIELD – Embattled park district President Peter Hurtado’s leadership may come to an end as soon as May 6. The board of commissioners is scheduled to vote at Tuesday’s board meeting on an amendment to change officer elections from every two years to every year. The change would bring the board elections in line with guidelines set by the Illinois Association of Park Districts. It would force the board to vote for a new board president, vice president and secretary. Hurtado may not have the votes to hold on as president.

Vice President Janet Silosky said she has been vilified for voting with Hurtado despite revealing information that implicates him in a corruption scheme. She told The Herald-News she hopes the amendment passes so the board elects a new board president. “The way people will see where I stand is when I vote,” Silosky said, adding that she would have voted differently on previous park district issues if she knew key pieces of information. “Every week I’m finding out more things I wasn’t told about. I was given a bunch of misinformation.” Silosky, who wants Hurtado to resign, said she will vote for the change, And if passed,



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begin on Thursday, March 6, 2014, with prayers in the funeral home chapel beginning at 9:20 a.m. then driving in procession to St. Joseph Catholic Church in Joliet for a Mass of Christian Burial to be held at 10:00 a.m. Interment will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery. Visitation will be on Wednesday, March 5, 2014, from 2:00 p.m. Until 8:00 p.m. at Tezak Funeral Home, 1211 Plainfield Road, Joliet, IL 60435. Obituary and Tribute Wall for Robert A. Rogina at or for information, 815-722-0524. Arrangements entrusted to:

Edward Michael Konopasek, Sr. Born September 13, 1967. Layed to Most obituaries appear rest February 27, 2014. online. To leave a message of Survived by his fiancé, Terrie condolence in the online guest Shields; and his children, Edward, Jr., David, Heather, Stephanie, book, go to theherald-news. Terrie, Anthony and Zach; son of com/obits Donna and Edward Konopasek; brother to Joe Konopasek and Kathy McClelland; he also had five grandchildren, Kayla, Logan, unty CED, ounty Michael, Brayden, and Mykenzie; Community Foundation, University and one niece, Rebecca; and one of St. Francis Board, Chairman of nephew, Jimmy. the Cornerstone Services Board, Vice Chairman of the Will County Metropolitan Exposition and ROBERT A. ROGINA Auditorium Authority, and Chairman of the Silver Cross Hospital Age 72, entered eternal life on Friday, Foundation. His devotion to the community has been recognized February 28, 2014, with the United Way of Will County MARY C. TAIT with his loving Roger Osman Award for family by his side. Mary C. Tait (nee Sallese), age 88, Robert is survived Distinguished Volunteer Service, entered eternal life on Sunday, the United Way Frank J. Turk, Sr. by his loving March 2, 2014 with her loving Outstanding Campaign children: Michael (Susan), Donald family by her side. Achievement Award, the Joliet (Christine), Daniel (Kelly), Mary is survived by her daughter, Region Chamber of Commerce Christopher (Renae) and Kevin Donna (Walter) Purdy; Rabbi Morris M. Hershman (girlfriend, Cathleen); cherished grandchildren, Wally (Joyce), Bill Community Service Award, the grandchildren: Benjamin, Spencer, Silver Cross Hospital Sangmeister (Katie), Mark (Elena) Scully, B.J. and Jack; Ryan, Emily and Ethan; (Stephanie) Scully; seven greatMedal of Excellence, the Lewis Ava, Evan and Brady; one brother, grandchildren; brother, Anthony University De La Salle Award, and George (Carol); two sisters: Rita (JoAnn) Sallese; son-in-law, Michael the Will County CED Frank Turk Perona and Nancy (Ray) Clodi; Business and Community Scully; two nieces, Mary (Norm) brother-in-law, Donald (Linda) Kramer and Margie Corp; and Achievement Award. Jeffrey; and beloved granddog, Special Thanks to Pierre and nephew, Tony (Amie) Sallese. Lizzy; also survived by eleven Nancy of St. Joe's Hospital ICU for Preceded in death by her nieces and nephews. their care and compassion to husband, William; and daughter, Preceded in death by the love of Patricia Scully. Robert and our family. his life, his beloved Joenie (nee The family extends a heartfelt In lieu of flowers, donations may Jeffrey); and his parents, George be made in Robert's name to Silver thank you to the Sunny Hill Nursing and Jennie (nee Bozich). Cross Foundation, 1900 Silver Cross Home Staff and The Joliet Area Robert was born in Joliet, IL. He Community Hospice for their care Blvd., New Lenox, IL, 60451, the attended St. Joseph Grade School, and support. Rialto Square Theatre Foundation, Joliet Catholic High School, Joliet A Celebration of Mary's life will Junior College and the University of 15 East Van Buren St., Joliet, IL begin on Thursday, March 6, 2014 60432, or Cornerstone Services, Illinois- Urbana/Champaign with a with prayers in the funeral home Bachelor's of Science degree in Civil Joyce Road, Joliet, IL 60436. chapel beginning at 9:15 a.m. then A Celebration of Robert's life will Engineering, having been the recipient of the C. C. Wiley Traveling 2014 42nd Award for excellence in Transportation Engineering. He spent 50 years as a Professional Engineer and Land Surveyor working for IDOT (5 years), Beling Consultants (20 years), and his own Saturday, March 8th, 2014 - 10am to 5pm firm, Rogina Engineers and Sunday, March 9 th, 2014 - 11am to 4pm Surveyors (25 years). Bob worked

chap eginning driving in procession to St. Joseph Catholic Church in Lockport for a Mass of Christian Burial to be held at 10:00 a.m. Entombment to follow at Resurrection Mausoleum in Romeoville. Visitation will be on Wednesday, March 5, 2014 from 3:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Tezak Funeral Home, 1211 Plainfield Road, Joliet, IL 60435. Obituary and Tribute Wall for Mary C. Tait at or for information, 815-722-0524. Arrangements entrusted to:

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By JOSEPH PISANI The Associated Press NEW YORK – The harsh winter has been rough for some businesses, but for a lucky few, the frigid weather means more cold, hard cash. Ace Hardware is having its best winter in more than a decade for snow blower and shovel sales. Waterproof boots are on a long backorder at clothing maker L.L. Bean. And more people are staying home and ordering gooey grilled cheese sandwiches and booze from “The concept of a polar vortex doesn’t feel good, but it’s good for business,” said Kane Calamari, a vice president at Ace Hardware Corp. Much of the country has been in a deep freeze. Only 32 winters have been colder in the past 119 years, according to Jake Crouch, a climate scientist at the National Climatic Data Center, a division of the National Oceanic and Atmosphere Administration. With more Americans stuck indoors, customers are ordering up more meals and arranging to have their laundry picked up through’s website and smartphone app. Sales at the company, which operates in major metro areas such as New York, Chicago and Washington, D.C., rose 30 percent in January and February compared with the year before. Orders for soups, wine and vodka have spiked. People are “trying to stay warm,” said Neeraj Sharma, the site’s vice president of marketing. “They’re hibernating.” But sooner or later, they have to dig out. Sales of shovels and snow blowers have doubled at Oak Brook, Ill.based Ace Hardware. The company is also shipping salt and other ice melters to southern regions such as Atlanta, which rarely have to deal with

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Coleen Riley buys a snow shovel at Ace Hardware in West Lafayette, Ind. Harsh winter weather has been rough for some businesses, but for a lucky few, it has meant more hard, cold cash. severe weather. Total sales are up 20 percent so far this year compared with a year ago. The bad weather hasn’t been so kind to other companies. Businesses that rely on customers to come to them have been hit hard. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and Macy’s Inc. said their sales were hurt because of store closures. At one time during January, about 30 percent of Macy’s total stores were closed. Whole Foods Market Inc. said shoppers are making fewer trips to its grocery stores. When people do venture out into the cold, they stock up on products that protect against frigid temperatures. Carmex, known for its yellow jars of lip balm, said sales are up 9 percent over the past eight to 10 weeks from the same period a year ago. Pawz Dog Boots, which makes colorful rubber booties that safeguard paws from salt and snow, said its sales in North American have more than doubled. L.L. Bean can’t make its rubber and leather boots fast enough. The boots, known as Bean Boots, are made by hand in Freeport, Maine. The company hired 40 new workers,

but it will take them at least six months to be fully trained. “We’re making them as fast as we can,” said L.L. Bean spokeswoman Carolyn Beem. “You can’t just increase production overnight.” Ridgewood, N.J.-based Xtreme Snow Pros, which provides businesses with snow-removal services including plowing, de-icing, and hauling, has enjoyed its best winter sales since the business started six years ago. Business is up 15 to 20 percent compared with last year, said Manager Matt Malyar. “For a company like us, it’s been an awesome year,” Malyar said. “But it’s also great for the workers,” who have logged nearly three times as many hours as they did two years ago, when the winter was mild. When snow falls in Philadelphia, more smashed cars pile into Nigro’s Auto Body Repair. Icy roads, gaping potholes and the city’s second-largest snowfall in more than 70 years have helped the auto shop’s business triple from a year ago. “One guy was parked and a snowplow ripped his car apart,” owner Domenic Nigro said.

WASHINGTON – When Apple, Google, Microsoft and other tech giants united in outrage last summer over the National Security Agency’s unfettered spying, telecommunications giants such as AT&T, Verizon and Sprint – whose customers also are the targets of secret government spying – remained noticeably mum. But now the phone companies are speaking up. In closed-door meetings with policymakers they are taking a less accommodating stance with government and rattling the historically tight bond between telecom and the surveillance community. “It’s been extremely unusual for telecoms to resist any requests from the government,” said software engineer Zaki Manian of Palo Alto, who advocates against mass government surveillance. “The telecom companies have a long history of providing raw data dumps to the government and typically taking some money in return and calling it a day,” Manian said. Technology companies typically comply with requests for information about individual users but resist demands for bulk data. But telecommunications companies share a connection with government unlike that of any other industry. They “have been tied to our national security agencies for all of their history,” says Susan Crawford, a visiting professor at Harvard Law School who was a special assistant to President Barack Obama for science, technology and innovation policy. During World War II and for decades after, telegraph companies such as Western Union – which was con-

trolled by AT&T – turned over copies of international telegrams originating in the U.S. to the NSA and its predecessor agency. In the 1950s, 60s and 70s, government agents reviewed tens of thousands of telegrams each month under “Project Shamrock,” deemed by lawmakers to be the biggest intelligence-intercept operation in U.S. history. Since the earliest days of wiretapping in the late 19th century, telephone companies have assisted law enforcement and intelligence agencies. For decades, a series of laws cemented the relationship, including a 1994 wiretapping act that requires telecom companies to build networks that allow law enforcement to eavesdrop in real time. But 2014 marks a pivotal moment for the telecom industry. White House policymakers are considering significant changes as public debate about surveillance heightens in the aftermath of NSA spying exposed by former agency contractor Edward Snowden. The central pillar of Obama’s plan to overhaul the surveillance programs calls for shifting storage of Americans’ phone data from the government to telecom companies or an independent third party. But telecoms don’t want that job. Phone industry executives have privately told administration officials they don’t like the idea of storing phone records gathered by the NSA because they don’t want to become the government’s data minders. Companies say they are wary of being forced to standardize their own data collection to conform to the NSA’s needs. Industry officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to comment on their private discussions with the administration.

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STATE GOP congressional primaries closely watched By DAVID MERCER and SOPHIA TAREEN The Associated Press CHAMPAIGN – In a year when only half of Illinois’ 18 congressional seats have March primary contests, the most closely watched are between Republicans as the party aims to undo a near Democratic sweep of contested seats two years ago. One of the key matchups is between first-term U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis and two challengers, including Erika Harold, a Harvard law school graduate and former Miss America. Davis kept the district in Republican hands by only a slim margin two years ago, and the battle with Democrats in November for his 13th District congressional seat could be one of the most targeted races in the country. Harold, a conservative

who is biracial, offers an appealing profile as the GOP tries to broaden its support among voters after the 2012 losses, but she has struggled to gain traction with fundraisers and local party officials. Experts say the party has rallied around Davis, believing the first-term incumbent has a built-in edge toward retaining the seat that stretches from Urbana to Decatur to the outskirts of St. Louis’ eastern suburbs. “A very divisive primary can injure the incumbent and make the incumbent more vulnerable,” said John Jackson, a professor at the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute at Southern Illinois University. “The race in the fall (with Democrats) is going to be competitive.” Two years ago, the 13th was the only heavily contested district Republicans

kept as Democrats took advantage of new redistricting maps they drew to take away four congressional seats. The Democrats now control 12 of the state’s 18 seats, but Republicans are expected to exploit the problematic rollout of President Barack Obama’s new health care law to try winning them back, as Democrats stress economic issues, such as a minimum wage hike, and immigration reform. The other most closely watched Republican primary contest will be southwest of Chicago, where four Republicans are vying for the chance in November to face U.S. Rep. Bill Foster of Naperville, a scientist who worked at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory and is serving his second one-term stint in Congress. The 11th District includes Chicago suburbs

and Aurora, the state’s second-largest city. The contenders include state Rep. Darlene Senger of Naperville – who’s received backing from establishment Republicans – businessman Bert Miller of Hinsdale, Chris Balkema of Channahon and Ian Bayne of Aurora. The candidates share the same views on many issues, including the health care law, so the race is likely to boil down to background and character, political experts say. Come November, two former GOP congressmen will bid for their old seats: Pizzeria owner Bobby Schilling of Colona will challenge Democratic Rep. Cheri Bustos of East Moline in the 17th District, and businessman Bob Dold of Kenilworth faces a rematch against Democratic Rep. Brad Schneider of Deerfield in the 10th District.

STATE BRIEFS Electric deregulation saved $37 billion SPRINGFIELD – Electric deregulation has saved Illinois customers as much as $37 billion over the past 16 years, a report released Monday said. Commissioned by four business groups, the report says the average household has paid $3,600 less overall – or about $240 annually – than if the average annual electricity rates had stayed the same as they were before the 1998 deregulation. That law allows Illinois utilities to compete for business on the open market rather than being regulated monopolies whose rates are set. Utilities had supplied, as well as delivered, electricity to consumers.

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CHICAGO – Voters trickled into the polls Monday, the first day of early voting for primary contests that’ll help determine Illinois’ next governor, a U.S. senator and numerous local offices. Election officials reported a sluggish start with some predicting that the latest blast of wintry weather and a holiday that closed some municipal offices might have kept people away. Others said it was still early for people to have made up their minds, particularly with a four-way Republican gubernatorial race. “It’s not long lines,” Madison County Clerk Debbie Ming-Mendoza said. About 100 people cast ballots at a county poll in the southwestern Illinois town of Edwardsville by midday. At a Peoria County spot, only one person had shown

up before noon. In a Sangamon County location, less than two dozen cast ballots by afternoon. Still, election officials and candidates said a later-than-usual voting period and young voters might help boost numbers later on. Early voting runs the Saturday before the March 18 primary and the 2014 contest marks the first time that 17-year-old Illinoisans can vote, provided they are 18 by the November election. Few election officials expected a large early-voting turnout for the primary. Statewide, about 8 percent of voters cast early ballots in the 2010 and 2012 primaries, according to the Illinois State Board of Elections. The board didn’t have Monday turnout estimates. “It is off to a slow start,” executive director Rupert Borgsmiller said. “The weather has dragged down a lot of the people.”

By KERRY LESTER The Associated Press SPRINGFIELD – An influential government watchdog group says Illinois should keep its temporary income tax increase in place for a year longer than initially promised and begin taxing retirement income to dig the state out of a massive budget hole – a solution that’s both being praised for its even-handed approach and digested with a strong dose of skepticism over its prospects in an election year. The Chicago-based Civic Federation says its five-year plan would allow the state to pay off its $5.4 billion backlog of unpaid bills and avoid budget cuts precipitated by a drop in revenue. The 47-page report, released Monday – two weeks before the March primary and three weeks before Dem-

ocratic Gov. Pat Quinn’s scheduled budget address – is a far more detailed plan than has emerged so far from legislative leaders and gubernatorial candidates as the state’s budgeting process has gotten underway in recent weeks. “This is exactly the sort of cure Illinois has to take,” David Yepsen, director of Southern Illinois University’s Paul Simon Public Policy Institute, said. “It’s a little pain for everyone but will get us out of our problems in a few years.” However, he added, “this is the sort of thing we can expect to see get debated after the elections in the lame-duck session late this year.” Individual income tax rates in Illinois are scheduled to roll back from the current 5 percent to 3.75 percent next January, with corporate rates dropping from 7 percent to 5.25 percent. The expiration will cause

CHICAGO – The bitter winter weather is continuing. Much of Illinois is expected to stay cold this week. In Rockford in Northern Illinois, the average temperature of 14.6 degrees has made this winter the third coldest on record. And the 11 degrees below zero reading that was recorded Monday morning set a record for the city. Tuesday’s high is expected to be 20 and Wednesday the temperature could climb to 24 with a chance of snow.

Illinois prepares for statewide tornado drill LINCOLN – The National Weather Service says Tuesday’s tornado drill will be at 10 a.m. in every county. March is Severe Weather Preparedness month in Illinois. Gov. Pat Quinn’s office says 54 twisters were recorded in Illinois in 2013.

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Ukraine’s corvette Ternopil and the command ship Slavutych were being blocked by four Russian navy ships in Sevastopol’s harbor, a Ukrainian military spokesman said. Acting president Oleksandr Turchynov said commanders and crew were “ready to defend their ships. ... They are defending Ukraine.” Vladimir Anikin, a Russian defense ministry spokesman, dismissed the report of a Russian ultimatum as nonsense but refused to elaborate. Warning of a “dangerous escalation,” the Obama administration said Washington would hold Moscow directly accountable for any threat to Ukraine’s navy. Russia is “on the wrong side of history” in Ukraine, President Barack Obama said, adding that continued military action would be “a costly proposition for Russia.”

WASHINGTON – Striving for unity among Democrats rather than compromise with Republicans, President Barack Obama will unveil an election-year budget Tuesday that drops earlier proposals to cut future Social Security benefits and seeks new money for infrastructure, education and job training. But Obama’s almost $4 trillion budget plan is likely to have a short shelf life. It comes three months after Congress and the White House agreed to a two-year, bipartisan budget pact that already has set the parameters for this election

year’s budget work. Democrats controlling the Senate already have announced they won’t advance a budget this year and will instead skip ahead to the annual appropriations bills for 2015, relying on new spending “caps” set by December’s budget deal that provide $56 billion less than what Obama wants in 2015. Obama would divide the extra money equally between the Pentagon and domestic initiatives. Republicans are likely to balk at the idea, which would be paid for by curbing special interest tax breaks and making spending cuts elsewhere in the budget.

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KIEV, Ukraine – Russia called for a national unity deal in Ukraine even as it tightened its stranglehold over Crimea, a bold combination of diplomacy and escalating military pressure. The U.S. and European Union floundered for solutions – while global markets panicked over the prospect of violent upheaval in the heart of Europe. Fears grew in the Ukrainian capital and beyond that the Kremlin might carry out more land grabs in pro-Russian eastern Ukraine, adding urgency to Western efforts to defuse the crisis. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry was heading to Kiev in an expression of support for Ukraine’s sovereignty, and the EU threatened a raft of punitive measures as it called an emergency summit on Ukraine for Thursday.

But it was Russia that appeared to be driving the agenda. Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said at a U.N. Human Rights Council session in Geneva that Ukraine should return to an agreement signed last month by pro-Russian President Viktor Yanukovych – but not Moscow – to hold early elections and surrender some powers. Yanukovych fled the country after sealing the pact with the opposition and foreign ministers. “Instead of a promised national unity government,” Lavrov said, “a government of the victors has been created.” Meanwhile, Ukrainian authorities said that Russian troops had issued an ultimatum for two Ukrainian warships to surrender or be seized – prompting the country’s acting president to accuse Russia of “piracy.”

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More restrictions on campaign finance Money seems to play a bigger role in political campaigns than it ever has before. Yet the state of Illinois places few restrictions on political donations and seems to take little interest in making candidates comply with contribution disclosure rules. The most recent example is the case of Eric Kellogg, whose campaign committee only recently released three years’ worth of reports on donations to his campaign fund. Kellogg is mayor of Harvey, and his campaign donors include city employees who have been allowed to remain in their jobs despite being caught up in scandals, according to the Chicago Tribune, which recently wrote an investigative story about the troubled community. Kellogg’s campaign committee might be the most blatant offender, but his three-year delinquency – which likely would have continued indefinitely were it not for the news coverage – is indicative of just how little effort goes into enforcing campaign disclosure laws. Our state’s laws on political contributions are fairly loose – individuals may not contribute more than $5,300 to a single candidate, businesses max out at $10,500, political committees and political action committees can give as much as $52,600. Candidates and their families can make unlimited contributions to their campaign committee. State election code lays out the many procedures for reporting contributions. Most campaign committees are required to file quarterly reports, with donations of more than $1,000 to be reported within five days. When the rules are not followed. Well, in the case of Kellogg, it’s clear nothing happened. The law says the Illinois State Board of Elections is supposed to hold hearings in response to complaints and can assess civil penalties. But the penalties are generally waived in favor of warnings, which come only if a report is made. The election board is supposed to send violation notices to committees that do not file their reports on time, but how effective they are in following up is questionable. Campaign disclosure laws need not

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Quinn has some apologizing to do Some Illinois Legislative Black Caucus members are saying “I told you so” in the wake of a stunning state Auditor General’s investigation into misspending, waste and possibly even fraud in an anti-violence initiative hastily created by Gov. Pat Quinn. Quinn created the program in August 2010 a few days after meeting with ministers from Chicago’s Roseland neighborhood about rising violence. In early September, several Chicago aldermen gave their lists of preferred local groups which could administer the state program. Quinn’s administration sent requests for proposal only to those alderman-recommended groups. By October, just weeks before the November, 2010 election, the program had mushroomed to $50 million. Despite initial claims that a specific formula was used to choose the targeted neighborhoods for violence reduction programs, no actual documentation exists for how those decisions were made. Some of the request for proposal applications were changed retroactively and, curiously enough, quite a

VIEWS Rich Miller few of the highest crime neighborhoods received no funding at all. The audit found that up to 40 percent of spending couldn’t be documented, several neighborhood groups did not maintain required time sheet documentation, and $2 million in unspent funds couldn’t be explained. The audit produced some of the most scathing findings and harshest language of any such reports since the Rod Blagojevich days. The audit uncovered “pervasive deficiencies in [the Illinois Violence Prevention Authority’s] planning, implementation, and management of the [Governor’s Neighborhood Recovery Initiative] program,” for instance. Some Legislative Black Caucus members say Quinn was specifically warned in 2010 not to deal directly with aldermen or allow them to pick local groups. State grants have a history of problems, and tough regulatory and reporting laws meant that

letting politicized aldermen control the recipients could only lead to trouble. Plus, this was state money. Legislators viewed that as their domain. Going around them to the aldermen was seen as an insult. But Quinn went around the legislators anyway, threw the program together in a rush and then the whole thing disintegrated. A 2012 CNN report included minutes from a September, 2010 IVPA meeting that quoted an official from the governor’s office saying “The governor’s office is committed to allocating some of the funds for this initiative immediately and will allocate the rest after the election,” which was deemed a “smoking gun” by some Republicans, who claimed that it proves Quinn used millions in state money to boost his tough election campaign against Bill Brady. Quinn barely edged out Brady that November. Currying favor with Chicago aldermen also resulted in a recent benefit for Quinn. Some members of the Legislative Black Caucus met

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THE FIRST AMENDMENT Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.


LETTERS TO THE EDITOR To the Editor: The American Dream is different for everyone. For some, it may be buying a house; for others, it may be to get a college education. But for many, the American Dream is to move up the economic ladder. Unfortunately, with a large number of families making minimum wage, that is hard to do. Now the American Dream is to make enough money to pay the bills. Minimum wage is not enough

money to raise a family on. Parents should not have to decide which bill(s) they can afford to pay and which they can skip. Families should be able to provide for their families no matter the job. The only way to do that is to raise minimum wage. Multimillion dollar companies who say they cannot afford to raise minimum wage are dishonest. They make millions in revenue that is why they are called multimillion dollar companies. They can afford to increase the wages of their employees

• MILLER Continued from page 14 with African-American aldermen who are also ward committeemen last year and asked them to hold off on an early Cook County Democratic Party vote to slate Quinn. The legislators wanted the opportunity to push Quinn on things like Medicaid funding, but their pleas were dismissed, with aldermen saying that, unlike the legislators, they had built a strong relationship with Quinn. The result is that Quinn isn’t currently finding many allies among the Black Caucus as he gears up to defend himself against the allegations. In fact, the Senate’s Black Caucus Chairman Sen. Emil Jones III, D-Chicago, has introduced legislation to require that members of the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority be confirmed by the Illinois Senate. The ICJIA is now administering the scaled back

anti-violence program. Jones’ bill has been assigned to the Senate Executive Committee and Sen. Jones said last week he wants to use the legislation to bring some “accountability” to the violence programs. Quinn has been in hot water with the Black Caucus for a while now. They’re angry at the way Hamos has pushed for cuts to the state’s Medicaid program. The governor recently hired a formerly popular black state official to handle Hamos’ relations with the General Assembly, but the political brick on Hamos appears too big to be schmoozed. Republicans want a fullscale criminal investigation of this violence program mess, with some justification, so things could get really hairy, really soon. And Quinn will need all the allies he can get. It’s time he made a peace offering.

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Joliet Catholic’s Christine Ekhomu is lifted by head coach Ed Schodrof as she yells in victory Monday during the inal seconds of the second half of the Class 3A supersectional against Washington at Lewis University in Romeoville. Joliet defeated Washington, 56-43, to advanced to the state semiinals. Lathan Goumas –




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ROMEOVILLE – Senior guard Christine Ekhomu went for the ride of a lifetime. Joliet Catholic Academy coach Ed Schodrof made good on his dream as his Angels were putting the finishing touches on a 56-43 victory over Washington in Monday night’s Class 3A Romeoville Supersectional before 1,359 fans at Lewis University. “Coach said he had a vision in the middle of class that we were going to win the supersectional and he was going to carry me off the court,” Ekhomu said. “And I was just screaming at our crowd, ‘We’re going to state, we’re going to state!’ “We had to make it come true, didn’t we?” “I told Christine if we had the opportunity, we would do it,” Schodrof said. The opportunity for the Angels’ first visit to a Final Four came about thanks to a 9-0 run to close the first half and another 9-0 splash to open the third quarter. Washington (26-4), which had been leading 21-19 midway through the second quarter, found itself in a 37-21 hole, and it was over. JCA’s reward is a Class 3A semifinal battle with Quincy Notre Dame at 2 p.m. Friday at Redbird Arena on the Illinois State University campus. “We were flat defensively at the beginning,” Schodrof said.” Our team defense was not the best on the ball. The key was the first three minutes of the third quarter.” With 6-0 senior Jasmine Lumpkin at the top of JCA’s 1-3-1 defense, the Panthers had difficulty getting the shots they wanted while the Angels (27-2) were putting it away. Lumpkin finished with six steals to go with 14 points and eight rebounds. “Jasmine is very tough at the top of the key,” Schodrof said. “We had a slow start but it was a matter of coming together as a team,” Lumpkin said. “That’s what got us downstate.” Nicole Ekhomu also had

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Angels beat Washington, reach state semis

Photos by Lathan Goumas –

ABOVE: Joliet Catholic’s Ty Battle pulls down a rebound during Monday’s second half of the Class 3A supersectional game against Washington at Lewis University in Romeoville. Joliet defeated Washington, 56-43, to advanced to the state semifinals. BELOW: Joliet Catholic’s Nicole Ekhomu goes up for a layup during the second half Monday’s game.

14 points, Jnaya Walker 12, Ty Battle 8 and Christine Ekhomu 5 for JCA, which shot 51.1 percent for the game and outrebounded Washington 1410 in the second half.

“The rebounding in the second half was big, too,” Schodrof said. Battle matched Lumpkin’s eight rebounds and also contributed four assists, while

Christine Ekhomu dished out three. Jess Learned scored 11, Tia Sherman had 10 and sharpshooting guard Hayley Renau had nine for Washington. The Angels appeared to be in a ticklish spot in the second quarter when standout sophomore guard Nicole Ekhomu went to the bench with three fouls. But Schodrof has depth on the bench, particularly in in Andriana Acosta and Mia Farrell, and it came in handy. “Nobody is selfish on this team,” Walker said. “That’s what makes it fun. That’s what makes it a good team.” It’s a team that has not forgotten a 72-63 loss to Bishop McNamara in last year’s sectional semifinal. “We have unfinished business,” Lumpkin said. “This is

great that we’re going to state, but we aren’t done yet.” “I’ve been hurting for a year,” Schodrof said. “I still haven’t watched the film of that McNamara game.” The road to the Class 3A finals has not been easy, as Schodrof noted. “We beat three AP top-10 teams to get here,” Schodrof said. “The girls earned every bit of it. Now is the time for them to go down to state and have some fun.” Game in and game out, that’s what has been happening along the tournament trail. The Angles hit a time in the game where they went on a spurt and have a blast while applying a knockout punch to a solid opponent. The formula has to work for two more games.



Porters’ fast start leads them past Tigers

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By CURT HERRON NEW LENOX – Lockport boys basketball coach Lawrence Thompson Jr. hoped that his squad would grab an early lead against Joliet West in Monday’s Class 4A Lincoln-Way Central Regional quarterfinal. The Porters coach believed that an early advantage would make it more difficult for the Tigers to try to force the contest into a more up-tempo fashion. Thompson got his wish as Lockport used a 12-0 run that extended into the second period to turn a 5-1 deficit into a 13-5 advantage and eventually a pair of 10-point leads in the opening half. While West trimmed the lead to 21-16 at the break and closed to within two points on a couple of occasions in the third quarter, the Porters held managed to hold the lead the rest of the way and settled for a 57-43 victory. That triumph advanced Lockport (13-14) to Tuesday’s semifinals against Thornton while Joliet West closed its campaign with a 9-15 record. “Joliet West some times gets our guys to go too fast and some times when we do that, we have unnecessary turnovers,” Thompson said. “But we were able to force the issue and force them to make some turnovers late in that first quarter and we got a couple of layups, and that helped out a bit. “But really it was about getting the guys to understand what we’d talked about in practice, how we needed to play inside-out and taking our time. Defensively, we made them shoot from outside and they weren’t hot early and that helped us get our bearings offensively and then in the third quarter we were aggressive against their pressure.” Grover Anderson (16 points) and Tyrail Trussell (20 points) led the Porters during the decisive 12-0 spurt, scoring five points apiece to close out the initial period while John Campbell

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Lockport’s Jaylandt Gilmer drives to the basket in front of Joliet West’s (right) Da’Von Foster during Monday’s Class 4A Lincoln-Way Central regional game in New Lenox. Lockport won, 57-43. (12 points, 13 rebounds) hit a jumper to start the second quarter. Trussell, a sophomore who has been on the varsity since the Pontiac Holiday Tournament, turned in a season-best performance, scoring five

more points than against Oak Park and River Forest at Pontiac. “I was just doing what I had to help our team win,” Trussell said. “I just had to play my game and do what my coaches told me to do all

year, which is to attack and just stay under control. We knew that we had to get them down in the first quarter.” The Tigers, who were paced by Allias Roberts-Burnett’s 13 points, managed to pull to within 23-21 and 25-23

in the third quarter before the Porters, who also got eight points from Jaylandt Gilmer, extended their advantage to 35-27 with eight minutes left. West, which also received seven points from Elliott Fizer, six points each from Da’Von Foster and Mike Ruwoldt and five points from Tre Lesley, could get no closer than 37-32 during the final period. “To our kids’ credit, they executed our game plan,” Tigers coach Nick DiForti said. “We tried to get them flustered a little bit, and we did that. We made them turn it over, only to turn it over right back to them, a lot of the times in crucial situations. Lockport had a good game plan and did a good job of shutting down our transition game. “As a coach, you’re never prepared for the speech at your last game. We told the kids that we’d been through every situation this year. So it very much was a learning experience. To our seniors’ credit, a lot of them didn’t even see playing time last year and they fought every single day and showed the young guys how to do well.”

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to advance to a Tuesday semifinal game with Oak Forest.

NEW LENOX – Brad Bass scored 17 points and grabbed 13 rebounds while Kevin Mampe tossed in 13 points to lead Lincoln-Way Central to a 47-35 victory over Andrew in the opening round of its own Class 4A regional. The Knights (14-13), who play Homewood-Flossmoor on Wednesday in the semifinals, only led 23-22 going into the final quarter but then went on a 7-0 run.

Class 4A Plainfield Central Regional: The host Wildcats beat

Class 4A Bloom Township Regional: Plainfield South

Class 4A West Aurora Regional: Plainfield North won 56-38 over Romeoville in the first-round game and now advances to a Wednesday contest against Neuqua Valley.

Class 4A Plainfield East Regional: The host Bengals defeated Wheaton Warrenville South 53-40 to earn a meeting with Geneva on Wednesday.

Class 4A Eisenhower Regional: Minooka captured a 54-36 win over Lincoln-Way North

COLLEGE BASEBALL USF drops pair: At Winter Haven, Fla., the University of St. Francis baseball team opened its spring-break trip with a pair of one-run losses at the Russ Matt Invitational. After falling to Davenport 6-5, the Saints dropped a 5-4 extra-inning affair to Benedictine-Springfield. Junior starting pitcher Adam Panayotovich held Davenport to one run on six hits over the first seven innings and was replaced by Joe Ruge, who earlier drove in two runs, in the bottom of the eighth. Ruge eventually took the loss. Against Benedictine-Springfield, the Saints (5-7) rallied from three runs down in the bottom of the eighth to send the game into extra innings before falling in the 10th. Senior right-hander Jake Butler (Minooka) allowed three runs on seven hits over seven innings en route to the no-decision.

COLLEGE SOFTBALL Lewis splits: At Clermont, Fla., after dropping a 4-2 decision to Holy Family, Lewis scored its first victory of the season 8-4 over Georgian Court in the Dot Richardson Spring Games at the NTC Complex. Sophomore catcher Brittany Russell and freshman shortstop Carly Jaworski combined for seven 15 hits and four eight RBI over the two games. Junior Kelly Bowler (Lockport) earned the complete-game win for the Flyers against Georgian Court and retired the final 15 batters that she faced.

AREA SPORTS SCHEDULE Class 4A Lincoln-Way Central Regional: Thornton vs. Lock-

Lincoln-Way East winner, 8 p.m.

Class 4A Plainfield Central Regional: Marian Catholic vs.

port/Joliet West winner, 6 p.m.

Class 4A Eisenhower Regional: Thornwood vs. Sandburg/

Plainfield Central/TF North winner, 6 p.m.; Providence vs. TF South, 8 p.m.

Bloom vs. Plainfield South/ Washington winner, 6 p.m.; Joliet Central vs. Crete-Monee/

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Class 4A Bloom Regional:

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defeated Washington 81-42 while Crete-Monee beat Lincoln-Way East 71-55 in opening-round contests. The Cougars meet the hosts Tuesday while Crete-Monee faces Joliet Central.

TF North 47-44 to earn a meeting with Marian Catholic in the Tuesday’s semifinals.

Junior Mike Chimera took the loss in two innings of relief. Lewis splits: At Winter Haven, Fla., Lewis split with Findlay, taking the first game 4-2 in seven innings before Findlay won the nightcap 7-6. Lewis scored three runs in the first inning on two-out RBIs from Kyle Thomas (Providence), Brandon Collins and Joe Sparacio (Plainfield Central), and junior pitcher Eann Cox made the lead stand up. The second game was a seesaw affair with Findlay scoring the winning run in the bottom of the ninth.


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Knights defeat Andrew in own regional

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Bulls fall to Nets on the road By BRIAN MAHONEY The Associated Press NEW YORK – Jason Collins played the final minutes of a winning home debut with the Brooklyn Nets, who cooled off the Bulls with a 9680 victory Monday night. Finally playing at home more than a week after returning to the NBA as the league’s first openly gay player, Collins checked in to a standing ovation from a sellout crowd of 17,732 that included former NBA Commissioner David Stern with 2:41 remaining, committed a foul just five seconds later and missed his only shot.

WHAT TO WATCH Pro hockey Colorado at Blackhawks, 7 p.m., CSN The Hawks will be without forward Marian Hossa for two to three weeks with an upperbody injury suffered Saturday night against Pittsburgh, the team announced Monday. They start that stretch against the Avalanche. Also on TV... Men’s basketball Central Florida at Temple, 5:30 p.m., ESPNEWS Michigan at Illinois, 6 p.m., ESPN Iowa St. at Baylor, 6 p.m., ESPN2 Florida at South Carolina, 6 p.m., ESPNU Creighton at Georgetown, 6 p.m., FS1 South Florida at Houston, 7:30 p.m., ESPNEWS Alabama at Kentucky, 8 p.m., ESPN Florida St. at Boston College, 8 p.m., ESPNU Marquette at Providence, 8 p.m., FS1 Arizona St. at Oregon, 10 p.m., FS1 Pro hockey Tampa Bay at St. Louis, 7 p.m., NBCSN Pro baseball Preseason, Texas vs. L.A. Angels, 2 p.m., FS1

The Bulls had a franchise-low three turnovers in their 109-90 victory over the New York Knicks on Sunday and had won nine of 10. But the Nets were too good in this one, building a series of comfortable leads and making the only intrigue down the stretch whether Collins would get in. Collins’ original 10-day contract will expire Tuesday and the Nets plan to sign him to a second deal Wednesday. He has appeared in all five games since he signed Feb. 23. Joakim Noah managed only 10 points, six rebounds and one assist for the Bulls,

a day after finishing with 13 points, 14 assists and 12 rebounds in his fifth career triple-double. The All-Star center rolled his right ankle early in the second half of that game and said it hurt after the game, but he was determined to play Monday in his hometown. The Bulls had dominated the first two meetings and beaten the Nets four straight times, but Brooklyn controlled this one most of the way in winning its third straight overall and improving to 12-2 at home since The Bulls’ rout here on Christmas Day. The Nets scored the first


Hammel latest pitching project By GORDON WITTENMYER MESA, Ariz. – Jason Hammel already has become a favorite of pitching coach Chris Bosio in just a few weeks as a Cub. “I think we’re unleashing somebody to be honest with you,” Bosio said as Hammel made his Cubs spring debut starting a “B” game against the San Francisco Giants on Monday. Hammel also happens to be this year’s annual project for Bosio – the buy-low, veteran, upside guy on a oneyear contract who figures to be worth a couple of valuable young players near the midsummer trade deadline if Bosio coaxes that upside out of him. Bosio helped Scott Feldman find it last year before

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Central Division GP W L OT Pts 60 40 14 6 86 62 36 12 14 86 61 39 17 5 83 62 34 21 7 75 61 29 22 10 68 62 30 26 6 66 61 26 25 10 62 Pacific Division GP W L OT Pts Anaheim 62 43 14 5 91 San Jose 62 39 17 6 84 Los Angeles 62 34 22 6 74 Vancouver 63 28 25 10 66 Phoenix 61 27 23 11 65 Calgary 61 23 31 7 53 Edmonton 62 20 34 8 48 St. Louis Blackhawks Colorado Minnesota Dallas Winnipeg Nashville

GF 200 213 188 153 173 174 150

GA 139 166 164 150 171 178 185

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GA 150 151 133 166 180 185 204

EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA 60 38 17 5 81 188 137 62 34 21 7 75 159 152 61 34 22 5 73 177 156 63 32 23 8 72 186 193 60 28 20 12 68 159 165 61 27 23 11 65 174 199 61 23 31 7 53 151 197 61 18 35 8 44 124 183 Metropolitan Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Pittsburgh 60 40 16 4 84 192 149 Philadelphia 62 32 24 6 70 174 180 N.Y. Rangers 62 33 26 3 69 162 157 Washington 62 29 23 10 68 184 186 Columbus 61 31 25 5 67 180 170 New Jersey 62 26 23 13 65 148 153 Carolina 61 26 26 9 61 151 173 N.Y. Islanders 63 23 32 8 54 173 215 Two points for win, one point for OT loss Boston Montreal Tampa Bay Toronto Detroit Ottawa Florida Buffalo

Monday’s Results Columbus 2, Toronto 1 Dallas 3, Buffalo 2 Minnesota 3, Calgary 2 Montreal at Los Angeles (n) Tuesday’s Games Colorado at Blackhawks, 7 p.m. Florida at Boston, 6 p.m. Detroit at New Jersey, 6 p.m. Dallas at Columbus, 6 p.m. Tampa Bay at St. Louis, 7 p.m. Pittsburgh at Nashville, 7 p.m. N.Y. Islanders at Winnipeg, 7 p.m. Vancouver at Phoenix, 8 p.m. Ottawa at Edmonton, 8:30 p.m. Carolina at San Jose, 9:30 p.m. Wednesday’s Games Toronto at N.Y. Rangers, 7 p.m. Washington at Philadelphia, 8 p.m. Ottawa at Calgary, 9:30 p.m. Montreal at Anaheim, 10 p.m.

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Toronto Brooklyn New York Boston Philadelphia

Miami Washington Charlotte Atlanta Orlando

Central Division W L Pct 46 13 .780 33 27 .550 24 36 .400 24 37 .393 12 47 .203 Atlantic Division W L Pct 33 26 .559 29 29 .500 21 40 .344 20 40 .333 15 45 .250 Southeast Division W L Pct 43 14 .754 31 29 .517 27 33 .450 26 32 .448 19 43 .306

GB — 13½ 22½ 23 34 GB — 3½ 13 13½ 18½ GB — 13½ 17½ 17½ 26

WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division W L Pct 43 16 .729 40 19 .678 36 25 .590 34 25 .576 23 36 .390 Northwest Division W L Pct Oklahoma City 45 15 .750 Portland 41 18 .695 Minnesota 29 29 .500 Denver 25 33 .431 Utah 21 39 .350 Pacific Division W L Pct L.A. Clippers 41 20 .672 Golden State 36 24 .600 Phoenix 35 24 .593 L.A. Lakers 20 39 .339 Sacramento 20 39 .339 San Antonio Houston Dallas Memphis New Orleans

GB — 3 8 9 20 GB — 3½ 15 19 24 GB — 4½ 5 20 20

Monday’s Results Brooklyn 96, Bulls 80 Memphis 110, Washington 104 Miami 124, Charlotte 107 Detroit 96, New York 85 Milwaukee 114, Utah 88 Minnesota at Denver (n) L.A. Lakers at Portland (n) New Orleans at Sacramento (n) Tuesday’s Games Golden State at Indiana, 6 p.m. San Antonio at Cleveland, 6 p.m. Miami at Houston, 7 p.m. Philadelphia at Oklahoma City, 7 p.m. L.A. Clippers at Phoenix, 8 p.m. New Orleans at L.A. Lakers, 9:30 p.m.

MLB SPRING TRAINING Monday’s Results Cubs 4, Milwaukee 2 White Sox 9, Kansas City 7 Detroit 8, St. Louis 5 N.Y. Mets 6, Atlanta 2 Pittsburgh 7, Boston 6 N.Y. Yankees 4, Washington 2 Tampa Bay 6, Philadelphia 1 Minnesota (ss) 12, Toronto 2 Houston 4, Miami 0 Minnesota (ss) 9, Baltimore 2 Cleveland 6, Texas 5 Seattle (ss) 8, Colorado 1 Seattle (ss) 6, Cincinnati 5 San Diego 7, San Francisco 2 Oakland 7, L.A. Dodgers 3 L.A. Angels 3, Arizona 2

Colorado vs. Arizona (n) Tuesday’s Games Oakland (ss) at Cubs, 3:05 p.m. White Sox at Cleveland, 3:05 p.m. Tampa Bay at Boston, 1:05 p.m. Pittsburgh at Detroit, 1:05 p.m. Washington at Atlanta, 1:05 p.m. Minnesota at Miami, 1:05 p.m. Houston at N.Y. Mets, 1:05 p.m. Texas at L.A. Angels, 3:05 p.m. Cincinnati at Kansas City, 3:05 p.m. Milwaukee at Oakland (ss), 3:05 p.m. Seattle at L.A. Dodgers, 3:05 p.m. Arizona at San Diego, 3:05 p.m. San Francisco at Colorado, 3:10 p.m. Toronto at Philadelphia, 6:35 p.m. Baltimore at N.Y. Yankees, 7:05 p.m.

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Surgery returns ‘full-range’ movement First double disc replacement performed in state

Treatments for herniated (slipped) discs n Short period of rest n Medications, such as NSAIDs


to reduce inflammation and pain, narcotics if the pain is too severe, or muscle relaxants for back spasms n Diet and exercise if overweight n Physical therapy n Steroid injections n Diskectomy, or removal of the disc, along with spinal fusion, where two or more bones in the vertebrae are permanently joined together n Replacement of the diseased disc with an artificial one

Shaw Media correspondent It took a lot of digging for Tim Nollge of rural Wisconsin to find a solution to his increasingly painful neck, shoulder and arm problems. And that solution was in Joliet. The 51-year-old outdoorsman and hobby skydiver hadn’t hunted, fished or even worked for several months. Worse, the surgeons Nollge had consulted were recommending spinal fusion. “I have had problems with my neck for years,” Nollge said, “and it slowly got worse and worse and worse. It was terrible pain in my shoulder, all the way down the left arm. It was a burning and numbness. At its worst, it felt like somebody was trying to pull my arm off.” Nollge said doctors first suspected tendonitis or a torn rotator cuff. Later tests showed two herniated discs in his spinal column, one pushing on his spinal cord and the other pinching the nerves to his arm. “The report said it was a severe case of degenerative disc disease,” Nollge said. “I pretty much knew I was going to have to have spinal fusion and I was not looking forward to that.” Nollge’s father had suffered through years of back problems so Nollge knew fusion of the vertebrae bones in his back would likely result in a stiff neck, limited range of motion and the probability of future disc surgeries. He began to research the subject, searching online for other options. Then he discovered something that astounded him. The Food and Drug Administration had just approved a device that allowed


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Patient Tim Nollge (left) with Dr. Markus Chwajol at the Presence Neuroscience Institute following groundbreaking disc replacement surgery. surgeons to perform double disc replacements. Europe had done them for some time, Nollge found, but prior to this approval, the United States allowed only single disc replacements. Not one of the three physicians he consulted about his condition knew about the procedure, Nollge said. Continuing research, however, led him to someone who did. Dr. Markus Chwajol, neurosurgeon at the Neuroscience Institute at Presence Saint Joseph Medical Center in Joliet, had more than just an awareness of the procedure. He had been trained in the new technique and was ready to perform it. “I like to utilize new technology that helps my patients,” Chwajol said. “I believe it’s our duty and our responsibility as physicians and surgeons to keep up with technology and to deliver whatever is best for our patients.” When Chwajol examined Nollge and his results, he knew his new patient would be the perfect candidate Illinois’ first

double disc replacement. “He had two herniated discs that were causing some spinal instability and pushing on some nerves,” Chwajol said. “He was younger, he was healthy and he didn’t have any osteophytes [bone spurs].” The surgery was scheduled for Dec. 20. The bones of the spine, or vertebrae, are there to protect the nerves going between the brain and the rest of the body. According to the National Institute of Health, discs are rubbery pads that lie between the vertebrae to cushion and separate the bones. This allows movement, such as twisting and bending. When a disc moves out of place, it is called “herniated.” Treatment can include anti-inflammatory over-the-counter medications, steroid injections or surgery. Removal of the herniated disc is most often followed by fusion of the two closest vertebrae bones. This still is the procedure most commonly performed when surgery is needed for the condition, Chwajol said. He often

performs them. Replacement of the disc with an artificial one is another option. Artificial discs are made of a polyethylene center surrounded by a cobalt-chromium metal alloy. The metal provides the disc-bone contact and the plastic provides the cushion. Surgery instead of fusion is an option for young and healthy patients Chwajol said, if the herniation is soft with very few bony spurs. Chwajol said the results from disc replacement can be better than those from a fusion. “It is simpler and better,” Chwajol said. “The average hospital stay is significantly shorter. The return to work is significantly shorter and the pain is significantly less.” Full-range movement can also be achieved from disc replacement, according to Chwajol, but not from fusion. “And most importantly, the risk for re-operation is significantly less,” he said. “There is no adjacent level disease as there is with fusions.” Chwajol said that when

vertebrae are fused together, other nearby discs “pick up the slack” and work more, which can lead to problems in the future. Each year, Chwajol said, he performs two to three single disc replacements. But the double, or two-level, disc replacement he performed on Nollge in December was the first for him and the first for any surgeon in the state of Illinois. Nollge has resumed his normal life. “I have no pain, no discomfort,” Nollge said. “I was back to work in less than three weeks. Right away, my arm was better. I have absolutely no pain whatsoever. ... It feels brand new.” Nollge said he was happy to be the first patient in Illinois undergo the procedure and is glad Chwajol keeps up on the latest advances. “It proves he’s going to do whatever it takes to help his patients, even if it means learning a new skill,” Nollge said. Since Chwajol’s successful two-level disc replacement surgery on Nollge in December, he has already performed this same procedure on a second patient and said he’s ready for other qualifying patients.

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• Sleep Vs. No Sleep – 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., 1890 Silver Cross Blvd., Pavilion A, New Lenox. Dr. Philip Leung, medical director of the Silver Cross Sleep Disorders Center, will discuss snoring and its relationship to illnesses and diseases. Register at 888-6604325 or sleepdisorderscenter. Thursday

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Chelsea fifth-grader Tori Lauffer (right) jumps rope with her mother, Janice, at the “Jump Rope for Heart” event.

Chelsea students ‘Jump Rope for Heart’

Presence Villa Franciscan renovates rehab center

With the goal of breaking their own record in funds raised last year, the third through fifth-grade students at Chelsea Intermediate School in Frankfort participated in their annual “Jump Rope for Heart” event. The students had the option of jumping in honor or memory of a friend or loved one. Some parents even jumped rope with their children. The event meshes with the District 157-C “Character Counts” character education program. Last year the school placed fifth in the nation for funds raised while competing against nearly 28,000 participating schools.

Presence Villa Franciscan, 210 North Springfield Ave., Joliet, next to Presence Saint Joseph Medical Center, is celebrating the grand-reopening of their short-stay rehabilitation center. The new short-stay rehabilitation wing and therapy gym will better serve the needs of the community after surgery or unexpected illness. A medical team provides rapid, intensive rehabilitation to allow patients with hip or knee replacements, or other types of surgery, return home and to work as quickly as possible. Call 815-725-3400 or visit Come enjoy a great Sunday Buffet and dance the afternoon away with the Del Bergeson Orchestra featuring vocalist Sandi Haynes! Enjoy the dance hits from Glenn Miller, Count Basie, Nat King Cole, all the way to the Electric Slide! Ballroom and Line Dance Instruction too!

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• Ultrasound program – 9 a.m., JJC Main Campus, U-1018F. Joliet Junior College will host several informational sessions about its new ultrasound program that will begin this fall. Call 815-280-2588 or emiller@ • Stress seminar – 2:30 p.m. Timbers of Shorewood, 1100 N. River Road., Shorewood. Open to the public. Call 815-609-0669 or visit www.timbersofshorewood. com. • Morris Vet Center – 9 a.m. to noon, the first Thursday of each month at Morris City Hall,

700 N. Division St. (Route 47). Services are free to eligible veterans. Bring a copy of your DD214 (discharge documents). Call 708-444-0561 or 877-9278387. You can also learn more at Friday • Scoliosis Screenings – 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Silver Cross Health Center. 2701 W. 143rd St., Homer Glen. Dr. Anthony Rinella, spine surgeon, will offer free scoliosis screenings for children and adults. To register, call 877694-7722.

pectant mothers with Medicaid or no insurance. Registration is mandatory. Call 888-660-4325. • Morris Hospital Baby-sitting Course – 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Morris Hospital, 150 W. High St. For ages 11 and older. Fee is $40 and includes lunch. Register at 815-705-7365 Sunday • Birthing Center Tours – 1:30 p.m., Silver Cross Hospital, 1900 Silver Cross Blvd. To help expectant parents prepare for their birthing experience. Call 888-660-4325

Saturday Monday • Birthing Center Tours – 1:30 p.m., Silver Cross Hospital 1900 Silver Cross Blvd. To help expectant parents prepare and expect the best from their birthing experience. Call 888660-4325. • Prenatal Class – 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Silver Cross Hospital, Pavilion A, Conference Center, 1890 Silver Cross Blvd. A class for ex-

• Breastfeeding Support Group – 7 to 8:30 p.m., Silver Cross Hospital, Conference Center, Pavilion A. The Silver Cross Birthing Center’s certified lactation consultants will host free support group meetings. Infants are welcome to attend. First-time participants should register. Call 888-660-4325.


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Success requires two good plays


Wendell Johnson was a psychologist, an actor and a proponent of General Semantics. He said, “Always and never are two words you should always remember never to use.” In bridge, you can rarely use the words always and never. But “two” is relevant to this deal. What is the outcome in three no-trump after West leads his fourth-highest heart? If you and your partner play regularly together, discuss using minor-suit transfers, although they come up rarely. Here, North could show game-going values, long diamonds and a singleton (or void) in hearts. These transfers are described on my website. South starts with seven top tricks: two spades, two diamonds and three clubs. He will work on diamonds to get (at least) two more winners. Yes, he could lose four hearts and one diamond first – but only if West makes two good plays. After East wins the first trick with his heart ace, he returns the nine, the higher of two remaining cards. This should tell West that South started with four hearts (or five, but then the contract would be unbeatable). When trying to establish a suit in which an opponent will get one trick, give it to him as quickly as possible. So, West must duck the second trick. South will then cash his diamond ace. West needs to realize that East has to win a trick for another heart lead through South, and if that entry card is the diamond jack, West must unblock his queen. If he does not, declarer lets West win the second diamond with his queen and the contract makes with at least one overtrick. (If South has the diamond jack, West’s play is irrelevant.) When West throws away his diamond queen, the contract must fail.

DEAR ABBY Jeanne Phillips how I feel. They keep saying my feelings will change after the baby is born, but I doubt it. I just need some guidance. – Undeserving Title Of Mommy Dear Mommy: I don’t think you are a monster. I DO think you are not thinking objectively right now. Let me point out that life doesn’t always go the way we fantasize. Because you imagined that you’d be the mother of four little princesses doesn’t guarantee that you WILL be. I see no need to rush into signing any papers right now, regardless of how eager your boyfriend and his parents are about the baby. There will be time for that later, if you still want to. You might benefit from some professional counseling right now – more than I can offer you – and I urge you to get it before doing anything you might later


Dear Abby: I received a restaurant gift card from some friends. When I presented it at a restaurant, it was refused as “never having been activated through purchase.” I called my friends to let them know, thinking it was a mistake on the part of the restaurant at the time it was purchased. They said they would come by and pick up the card. I have heard nothing from them since. Was I right in calling them? Do I now ignore the whole thing? – Gift Card Denied Dear G.C.D.: You did nothing wrong in calling your friends to tell them what happened. They may not have picked it up because they were embarrassed, or because they really never intended to activate it. I don’t think it’s necessarily worth ending a relationship over – IF you want to continue a friendship with people whose credibility you question. • Write Dear Abby at www.

People prone to addiction may be wired differently Dear Doctor K: Is it true that some people are more vulnerable to addiction than others? Why? Dear Reader: We tend to think about the ravages of addiction mainly when it takes a celebrity from us. Recently the actor Philip Seymour Hoffman died, at 46, of an apparent overdose of heroin. In 2012, it was the singer Whitney Houston, at 49. Both were once-in-a-generation talents – and both gone, just like that. The use of illicit drugs and alcohol takes the lives of nearly 300 people every day in the United States. (Tobacco takes more than 1,000 every day.) Though most did not become famous in the way that Philip Seymour Hoffman and Whitney Houston were, each had friends and family who mourn their passing. Fortunately, not every person who drinks alcohol or tries drugs becomes dependent. Why, then, do some people develop addiction while others do not? Our genes account for about half of our risk for addiction. The environment in which people grow up and their personal histories also play an important role. People who were abused or neglected as children, for

ASK DOCTOR K Anthony L. Komaroff example, have a higher risk of developing addiction than children who were nurtured. People with mental illness are also particularly vulnerable. Still, although some people are more at risk for addiction than others, nobody is immune to addiction. That’s because we are all wired to respond similarly to rewards. The brain registers all forms of pleasure in the same way: by releasing the neurotransmitter dopamine in the brain. That’s true whether the pleasure originates with a drug, a monetary reward, sex or a satisfying meal. (I’ve put an illustration of this reward pathway on my website, But drugs of abuse, such as nicotine or heroin, release two to 10 times the amount of dopamine as do natural rewards – and they do it more quickly and more reliably. It’s possible that people who get hooked more easily have a more robust dopamine response. In some way, they are “wired differently.”

I saw Philip Seymour Hoffman play Willy Loman in “Death of a Salesman.” As the play opened, the stage was unlit. At the far left was a luminous blue light, like the sky at the end of a clear day. A man carrying a briefcase in each hand, Loman, is seen in silhouette. He is stooped, trudging slowly, as dejected as a person can be. The road had not been kind. No one was buying. He opens the door to his home, his family waiting for him inside. Suddenly, he is the salesman: confident, jostling with his sons, talking about what a success the trip had been. Playing the role he had to play, to avoid taking his own life. I will remember that entrance, and many other moments from Hoffman’s films, all of my life. Acting doesn’t get any better. Gone, just like that. We have to solve the plague of addiction, and we will. In the past 20 years, scientists have learned a lot about the brain chemistry of addiction. That knowledge will lead to better treatments.

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

Dr. Wallace: Our high school has started a new club on campus, Students Against Drunk Driving. Its main purpose is to educate students about the dangers of drinking and driving. I have joined this club and have been elected vice president. My main duty is to put out a blurb to the student body about drinking and driving. Since SADD is a national organization, I will be getting much data and information from its headquarters. But our supply of materials hasn’t arrived yet, so I would appreciate any information that would provide a “wake-up” to those students who might drink and then drive. – Gina, Philadelphia, Pa. Dear Gina: A federal study reported that over 17,000 people were killed last year in alcohol- or drug-related automobile crashes, and a high percentage of them were teens. The report also reported that a staggering 28 percent of the nation’s estimated 166 million drivers, regularly or sometimes, consume alcohol or drugs within two hours of driving. The study also found that driving after drug use is more common among male drivers 16 to 20. Your school should be commended for having SADD on campus. Every high school and college should have a chapter of SADD. Learning about the destruction caused by drinking and driving is of great importance. Dr. Wallace: My parents are outrageously strict. I’m 15 and treated like I’m a young child and watched like a hawk. Prisoners have more freedom than I do. Simply put, I am not permitted to do anything unless I’m with my parents. Their philosophy is

’TWEEN 12 & 20 Robert Wallace that parents can’t be too strict in this screwed-up world we live in today. Please tell them that they are overreacting and causing their daughter to despise them. – Nameless, Cumberland, Md. Dear Nameless: Children should not be kept in the sort of protective “prison” you describe. Part of good parenting is knowing when to let go and begin trusting a child with gradually increasing freedom and responsibility. All children eventually grow up. Those who have never been allowed to make their own choices will surely exercise poor judgment when freedom arrives all at once. You and your parents need to talk. If you’re on the brink of despising them, that’s a signal they need to review the restrictive rules they’ve laid down for you. Dr. Wallace: You said that sidestream smoke (smoke coming from the tip of a lit cigarette) is more dangerous to a person’s health than smoke exhaled by a smoker. I’m writing a paper on the health hazards of smoking and would like to know why sidestream smoke is worse than exhaled smoke. – Hannah, Kansas City, Mo. Dear Hannah: The information came from the Canadian Lung Association, which reported that there is twice as much tar and nicotine in sidestream smoke as in exhaled smoke. This is because a percentage of tar and nicotine stays in the body of the smoker after exhaling. • Email Dr. Robert Wallace at rwallace@


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Dear Abby: I’m a single mother of a beautiful 2-year-old daughter. I have always pictured myself as a mom of four little princesses. Now I’m expecting a little boy and I feel heartbroken. When I learned my first was a girl, I couldn’t wait to meet her. I bought her everything pink and frilly. Here I am eight weeks from my due date, and I have yet to buy this baby a single thing. When I look at baby boy items, I become severely depressed. I’m no longer with the baby’s father. He and his family are very excited about the baby, as he will be the only male grandchild for this generation. The truth is, the more I think about it, the more I am pulled in the direction of signing over my parental rights to my ex. At least he really wants him, whereas I don’t. I know this sounds terrible and selfish. I feel like a monster, but I can’t help it. My family is totally against it. My dad says I shouldn’t even allow my ex to visit our son in the hospital after he’s born. No one will listen to

Schools should offer Students Against Drunk Driving club

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TODAY’S BIRTHDAYS Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741), composer; John Garfield (1913-1952), actor; James Ellroy (1948), author; Rick Perry (1950), politician; Patricia Heaton (1958), actress; Landon Donovan (1982), soccer player. – United Feature Syndicate

HOROSCOPE By BERNICE BEDE OSOL Newspaper Enterprise Association TODAY – Keep your goals in sight, and dedicate your energy to achieving your dreams. It is not realistic or beneficial to try to do everything for others. Your time will be much better spent if you focus on what’s most important to you. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) – Choose an occupation that interests you, and learn as much as you can about it. Developing a plan for the future will lead to advancement. Concentrate on increasing your employability. ARIES (March 21-April 19) – Nothing will be able to hold you back today. Your energy level is high, and you are in a happy frame of mind. Share your enthusiasm to attract followers. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) – Address a problem that is concerning you. Listen carefully to the advice of individuals who have experienced similar difficulties, and you may find the solution you have been looking for. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) – There are many changes on the horizon. A chance encounter will lead to a very special partnership. You will be praised and congratulated for your unselfish contribution to a worthy cause. CANCER (June 21-July 22) – Now’s the time to take special care of your personal interests. You should refuse any loan requests or other pleas for financial contributions. Others may not be as trustworthy as you believe. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) – Romance and enjoyment will be the order of the day. Your goals are being realized through perseverance and hard work. Travel and socializing will help develop a rewarding insight. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) – Slow down and take a good look at your commitments and challenges. You risk damaging your health if you don’t stop to reassess your situation and to rejuvenate. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) – If you are unhappy, consider the circumstances that led to your current situation. Perhaps your expectations are unrealistic. Think things over to avoid making the same mistake twice. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) – The key to security is the ability to manage your finances effectively. Share your dreams, and you are likely to come across a kindred spirit who has similar goals and much to contribute. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) – You will be inspired to take on a new project. Go ahead and take the plunge. Your creativity and imagination will lead to a very successful outcome. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) – You need to deal with matters on your own. Otherwise, you will expend a lot of needless energy trying to get others to agree to your way of thinking. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) – There is a group or organization that is looking for someone with your credentials. Participate, meet new people and spend time with those who share your interests.

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‘300: Rise of an Empire’ is as fun as the original By ED SYMKUS The Washington Post Naysayers always ask the same question: Why would they make a sequel to something like “300?” The answer is always the same: Because “300” took in a cache of cash – something like half a billion dollars worldwide. It’s even, according to the folks at IMAX, the film that turned a certain corner for that company, that brought fanboys aboard as IMAX viewers. Sure, it was in many respects a video game version of a big-screen movie, with violence and accompanying blood galore. But it was also very stylized, was endlessly fascinating to watch, and it featured contemporary themes of diplomacy versus war. So here we are, just about seven years, to the day, since the release of “300,” with, nope, not a sequel, but another side of the same story, one that unfolds in a parallel manner. “300” told of 300 members of the Greek Spartan army, under the command of King Leonidas (Gerard Butler), going up against the seemingly insurmountable hordes of the Persian army in the landbased Battle of Thermopylae. Although “300: Rise of an Empire” opens with the results of that glorious fight, it eventu-

ally turns into a chronicle of the Greek Athenian army, under the command of General Themistocles (Australian actor Sullivan Stapleton), also going up against the Persians, but doing so out on the ocean, at the same time. The film offers up brief introductions of the main players at the beginning, including Leonidas’ grieving but incredibly tough widow Queen Gorgo (“Games of Thrones’ ” Lena Headey), Persian leader-turned-golden god Xerxes (Rodrigo Santoro) and native Greek-turned-angry, vengeful Persian Artemisia (former Bond girl Eva Green). There are all kinds of political and good-versus-evil machinations set in place, and then that stylized bloodbath begins. The film’s main palette consists of sepia and gray, but there hasn’t been this much burgundy-colored blood splattering across the screen (and sometimes onto camera lenses) since, well, since “300.” There’s also the emotional, rather than physical, black and white to deal with. It’s very easy to figure out who’s good and who’s bad. Broadly speaking, the Greeks are good, and the Persians are bad. Getting down to specifics, General Themistocles is the hero, and the Gothlike Artemisia is the villain. You don’t

have to think twice about her: Early on she decapitates one of her foes, then grabs his head and kisses it. No doubt, she’s the bad gal! We eventually get her back story, telling us why and how she became what she is, and that story makes plenty of sense. But it’s more fun to watch her parade around in cool outfits that are complemented by an ever-present scowl, just waiting for her to make another panther-like move. Of course, that’s mostly for the guys in the audience. But the women watching will be treated to lots of beefy guys walking around shirtless, wearing little leather skirts. There’s also a treat for men AND women to enjoy: a cartoonishly furious sex scene, accompanied by pounding percussion on the soundtrack, in which the two athletic participants are making more noise than all of those drums. For the fanboys among us, there are spectacular visual effects, especially out at sea, where spears are flying, ships are ramming and waves are roiling. The film’s makers have gone out of their way to get across points about both the glory and the futility of war. But they go about it by making sure they’ve put together the most violent movie of the year so far.

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7:00 p.m. TF 60 ››› “Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines” (2003, Ciencia Ficcion) Arnold Schwarzenegger, Nick Stahl. Un robot protege a John Connor de un modelo superior. (SS) (2:00) AMC ›› “Rocky IV” (1985, Drama) Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire. Vengeful boxer Rocky Balboa faces a deadly Soviet fighter. (2:00) 8:00 p.m. CMT ›› “Smokey and the Bandit II” (1980, Comedy) Burt Reynolds, Jackie Glea-

son. A driver transports an elephant from Florida to Texas. Å (2:30) 8:15 p.m. TCM ››› “Ocean’s Eleven” (1960, Comedy-Drama) Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin. One-time paratroopers rob five casinos on New Year’s Eve. Å (2:15) 9:00 p.m. BNC 26.5 ›› “Cradle 2 the Grave” (2003, Action) Jet Li, DMX. An intelligence agent and a thief pursue stolen diamonds. (2:00) 10:30 p.m. TCM ›› “Anna Lucasta” (1958, Drama) Eartha Kitt, Sammy Davis Jr. (1:45)




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BEST BETS ± 7 p.m. WGN 9 The Originals: With flashbacks to 1919, Klaus (Joseph Morgan) tells Cami (Leah Pipes) the details of the secret that Marcel and Rebekah were trying to keep from him. Elijah (asks Monique to help him find Sabine.

± 8 p.m. on TNT Rizzoli & Isles: As Jane (Angie Harmon) and her colleagues investigate the stabbing of a singer-guitarist in a bar, it soon becomes clear that the victim had something to

hide. Jane’s father (Chazz Palminteri) resurfaces after a long absence and drops a bombshell in the new episode “Just Push Play.” Sasha Alexander also stars.

± 8:01 p.m. ABC 7 The Goldbergs: When jewelry belonging to Beverly’s (Wendi McClendonCovey) mother goes missing, Adam (Sean Giambrone), who’s obsessed with “The Goonies,” rallies his siblings (Troy Gentile, Hayley Orrantia) and some friends (Jacob Hopkins, Stephanie Katherine Grant, Natalie Alyn Lind) for a treasure hunt like the one in the movie.


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