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Falling short Plainfield East loses in regional / 18 NEWS

Barber resigns

ASH WEDNESDAY SERVICES Area churchgoers begin observing Lent / 3

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Barber resigns from Joliet City Council By BILL WIMBISCUS

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• Relevant information • Marketing Solutions • Community Advocates JOLIET – District 4 Councilwoman Susie Barber resigned Wednesday from the Joliet City Council, citing health reasons that have prevented her attendance since August. Joliet Mayor Tom Giarrante announced the councilwoman’s resignation following an early morning meeting with Susie Barber B a r b e r . T h e councilwoman mayor said Barber presented a note from her doctor, urging her to step down. “Joliet is a better place because of Susie Barber,” Giarrante said in a written statement. “I thank her for the many years of dedicated service she has provided not only to District 4, but to all Joliet residents. She is a dear friend of mine, and I wish her nothing but the best.” Reached at her home Wednesday afternoon, Barber said she was not available for

comment. Giarrante has 60 days to present a replacement for Barber to the council for approval, City Attorney Jeff Plyman said. The council then will have 30 days to approve or reject the mayor’s selection. If the council rejects the first candidate, the mayor will present a second candidate, whom the council again will have 30 days to approve or reject. If the council rejects the second candidate, the mayor then can appoint one of the two candidates without council approval. “The statute is pretty clear, so I guess the mayor is on the clock,” Plyman said. Giarrante said he would appoint a candidate as soon as possible, and urged District 4 residents interested in applying for the position to email him at tgiarrante@jolietcity. org or drop off a resume at City Hall. Giarrante said an ideal candidate would be someone who has been active in the district either through a neighborhood association or politics. That

candidate also should be someone who is electable, since the appointed position will be up for election April 2015, the mayor said. District 1 Councilman Larry Hug proposed a series of District 4 public meetings that essentially would allow residents to choose their own candidate. “As a council member I can only vote for a replacement that has been vetted by the residents of District 4,” Hug said in a statement issued Wednesday. “These residents must be seriously included in the process. It’s really their choice to make.” The last time a council member was replaced outside of an election occurred in October 2010, when John Gerl was appointed to fill the position vacated by Anthony Uremovic, Plyman said. Barber was elected to the city council in May 2007. The District 4 Joliet city councilwoman had been ill since leaving an Aug. 19 meeting in an ambulance. Since then, she has not been back to a council meeting.

Electricity excise tax proposed to Lockport council By FELIX SARVER LOCKPORT – A proposed city tax on electricity to replace a vehicle sticker fine could cost a Lockport resident who uses 1,000 kilowatt hours in a month $2.44 but it might be less expensive than the city’s vehicle sticker program. That’s one outcome of the tax rates city officials showed to council members Wednesday. The electricity excise tax could not only replace the revenues the vehicle sticker program provides the city but also provide more revenue for improvement projects without being a burden to residents, city officials said. “We use over 1,500 man hours to administer this program at this time,” said Erik Brown, city finance director, about the vehicle sticker program. “We estimate that about 15 percent of the revenues that we bring in goes to employee hours and also to administrate expenses that are associated

with the vehicle stickers program.” Under proposed rates for the tax, properties that use up to 2,000 kilowatt hours per month would be charged .244 cents per kilowatt hour, or a fraction of a cent, Brown said. If 2,000 kilowatt hours were used in that month, the charge would be $4.88 based on how city officials calculate the tax. If a property went over that amount of usage, it would be charged .160 cents for up to 48,000 kilowatt hours per month. City officials estimate about 60 percent of revenue from the tax would come from people who use up to 2,000 kilowatts per month. The proposal has met criticism in the past from some council members, such as Fourth Ward Alderwoman Denise Marynowski, who managed to find some benefits with the proposal at Wednesday’s meeting, such as providing more income for city projects. But, she said, the tax will increase expenses for people

without cars, senior citizens, churches, schools and businesses. “To say that is going to save most people money – I don’t think is true,” she said. City officials said the tax would be determined by monthly usage and if electricity costs were to increase, it would not affect the tax. Increases or decreases would be dependent on the owner or a change in rate structure by city council. Fourth Ward Alderman Robert Perretta said he spoke with many residents who pay vehicle stickers for two or three vehicles to get feedback on the electricity tax. “Even for residents that have one vehicle and if they’re senior and they’re spending $9 on their vehicle sticker but when they hear that we have the opportunity to save the taxpayers on their budget up to $45,000, they say do it,” he said. City officials do not plan on approving the tax yet and plan to discuss it later in the year.

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Deacon: More come out for Ash Wednesday than Christmas, Easter By BILL WIMBISCUS

• Thursday, March 6, 2014

JOLIET – Wednesday morning at the Cathedral of St. Raymond’s began with a dusting of white snow and ended with the smudging of black ashes. Ash Wednesday observances across town marked the beginning of Lent, the 40-day period of prayer, penance, sacrifice and good works leading up to Easter Sunday. The 10 a.m. Mass, one of four that day at the cathedral, drew a packed house of parishioners, visitors and students from St. Raymond’s School. “I feel like it’s one of the obligations of the church,” said Jennie Che, who came to Mass specifically for the ashes. “We need to be here for Lenten services.” Faith also drew Charles Dickey of Joliet to the Mass. “It gives people a chance to renew themselves,” Dickey said. “It’s kind of like a New Year’s resolution.” Across town at Joliet Junior College, a steady stream of staff and students trickled into Room A1061, where the JJC Catholic Students Organization provided ashes and confessions throughout the morning leading up to noon Mass by retired Bishop Joseph Imesch. Julie Delfinado, an English teacher at JJC, took advantage of the prayer service since she wasn’t able to attend Mass. “It’s nice that you can still fit God into your busy day,” Delfinado said. Ash Wednesday is a day that seems to particularly resonate with many Catholics, noted Deacon Jim Janowsek, who led ash and prayer services at the JJC event.

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Retired Bishop Joseph Imesch leads a service Wednesday for the observance of Ash Wednesday at Joliet Junior College. “I feel like there are more people who come out for Ash Wednesday services than even Christmas and Easter,” Janowsek said. The rituals of ashes, fasting and sacrifice have their roots in both religion and culture. “It’s a long-standing tradition, one that’s old and ancient, one that people really relate to,” said Sister Mary Elizabeth Imler, vice president of missions integration and university ministry at the University of St. Francis. “Ashes are a mark of penance, and provide a sense of humbling ourselves.” Humiliation is an essential part of the process, Imler

What are you giving up for Lent? • Julie Carco, Senior Services of Will County nutrition director: “Coffee. I drink about four cups a day, so this should be interesting.” • Mike Turk, Joliet councilman: Chocolate. • Julie Delfinado, Joliet Junior College English teacher: Rather than abstaining, Delfinado said she plans on doing more service for others. • Jim McFarland, Joliet councilman: Coca-Cola Zero. • Charles Dickey of Joliet: “Alcohol. It’s my standard abstention.”

said. “I do think there is something in the human psyche that needs this so we can be lifted up,” Imler said. Tradition is another reason for the Lenten season’s resilience in the region, said Dr. Tom Brignall, associate professor and chair of sociol-

ogy at Lewis University. Lent played an important role in the lives of the Polish, Irish, Italian and other immigrants that settled in this area, he noted. “It’s become part of the cultural lexicon,” Brignall said, noting the Lenten rituals also play an important


social role by giving people a sense of belonging to something larger than themselves. “There is something to be said about tradition and to be a part of that process,” Brignall said. “I think its healthy to be part of that process. We like to have social connections and we are almost drawn to the need for group identity.” Imler agreed, noting that wearing ashes is “kind of like wearing a letter jacket.” “I think people are looking for a link that marks them beyond just everydayness,” Imler said. “I think the mark is important. It’s truly a visible sign, a sense of identity.”

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From Caterpillar to science fiction

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Voters turning out for Crest Hill author explores the universe New Lenox referendums By VIKAAS SHANKER CREST HILL – Martian politics, dust in space and a magician’s love sprung from the mind of 68-year-old Gerri Zimmerman, who has achieved and is continuing her dream of becoming a published science fiction author. Zimmerman, who worked as a secretary for Caterpillar, and an insurance underwriter for Christian Brothers Services, published an e-book on Amazon called “Ancient Martian Echoes” in February. Another novel, “Master of Seduction,” is coming out on e-book and paperback in April. And she will be sending three more stories to her editor at Soulmate Publishing. “It’s been roughly three years since I started writing and I still have trouble believing it,” Zimmerman said, explaining how she couldn’t imagine before she retired in 2011 that she would be published. The publishing process was tough, but Zimmerman found everything she needed online. “I had to look up what a query was, what a synopsis was and I didn’t have any help,” Zimmerman said. “I just kept on pushing and pushing until I found the right publisher. Zimmerman also said her experience as a secretary

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Gerri Zimmerman has achieved and is continuing her dream of becoming a published science fiction author by publishing an e-book on Amazon called “Ancient Martian Echoes” in February. helped her learn and comprehend information from her editor. Zimmerman loved science fiction ever since watching the old “The Twilight Zone,” “The Outer Limits” and “The Time Machine” when she was young. She graduated from Joliet Central High School in 1963 and worked as an insurance underwriter for a couple of agents for eight years. Four years after getting married in 1966, she started working for Caterpillar as a file clerk. After Caterpillar, she worked at Christian Brothers Services for 17 years before retiring. During her 22 years at Cat-

erpillar, she had a child and divorced her husband. Since then, she has been living as an independent woman with values she hopes to share with women through her books. Zimmerman kept the stories of some of the women she met at Caterpillar and Christian Brothers who had been battered or abused, incorporating them into her stories. “A lot of women are still relying on a man,” Zimmerman said. “I took that with me because I knew I was in some way going to put those stories in a book. I think women who read these books need to hear it and see that they can be independent.” Zimmerman said she modeled several of her characters and personalities off of herself and people in her life. She also used what she knew about the politics of Caterpillar’s management, and modeled the character, Icon, in her first book after her former boss at Christian Brothers. While her first book followed the political turmoil in a Martian civilization, the new novel focuses on a successful scientist who tries to gain back her memory through the aid of her fiancé and a master magician. “It’s just unbelievable,” Zimmerman said. “How many people have experienced being published?”


By LAUREN LEONE–CROSS Voters in Will and Grundy counties have begun trickling into the polls to cast ballots for the upcoming March 18 primary. “Every day, we’re picking up a little more,” Will County Clerk Nancy Schultz Voots said Wednesday. Voter registration ended Feb. 18, but early voting – which gives people the opportunity to avoid lines on Election Day – began Monday in locations throughout both counties. Since early voting started Monday, 727 people have cast their ballots either in person or at early voting locations in Will County, Voots said. That’s an uptick in turnout compared to the 143 voters seen during the absentee and early voting period in February. New Lenox voters in particular have come out of the woodwork because of two referendums on the ballot, Voots said. One asks voters for a property tax increase to help the fire protection district as it deals with high turnover rates, aging equipment and a growing population. Another asks voters whether to maintain the property tax rate entitled to the New Lenox Community Park District that would otherwise be removed once the bonds used to construct the Sanctuary Golf Course are paid off. In Grundy County, 87 voters have cast ballots since Monday, and another 85

people voted either by mail or in person between Feb. 6 and 28 during the designated absentee voting period. Seven voters took advantage of grace-period voting, according to county clerk data. There are two referendums on the ballot this year in Grundy County: One asks voters whether the Braceville Fire Protection District should issue $600,000 in bond money to build and equip a new fire station. Another asks if the village of Dwight can impose a non-home rule municipal retailers’ occupation tax and non-home rule municipal sales tax of .05 percent. In Will County, a new certified voter and tabulation machine, the DS200, is “saving the county money” by eliminating the need for election workers to print out ballots ahead of time, Voots said. “We’re going green,” she said. “In the past, we’d print all these ballots ahead of time and have all these stacks. Now, they can pull the voter’s name up, and it automatically prints the ballot for them.” In-person absentee and early voting is available at the Will County Clerk’s office, as well as city, village and township offices throughout the county. People can find out their designated voting location, hours and specific dates by visiting either county clerk offices’ websites. Grundy County residents unsure of their registration status can visit

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Jurors hear details from Escutia’s police interview By BRIAN STANLEY JOLIET – The woman accused of murdering a former boyfriend in 2007 told police she had planned to shoot him two times. Jurors in the trial of Gabriella “Gabby” Escu- Gabriella tia, 25, of Joliet “Gabby” on Wednesday Escutia watched a video of a police interview with her the day after the Oct. 28, 2007, murder. Prosecutors say Escutia was only able to fire once before the gun jammed. Ricardo Gutier-

rez, Escutia’s on-off boyfriend, cleared the chamber and shot Javier Barrios, 18, of Romeoville two more times. Gutierrez was convicted of murder last year and sentenced to 68 years in prison. Escutia’s trial on murder charges continued Wednesday with testimony from Plainfield Detective Carianne Siegel, who questioned Escutia the day after Barrios was killed. “It happened so fast. I was going to get in the passenger seat of [Barrios’ Suburban] ... I pointed it at him and shot him,” Escutia told Siegel. Escutia and Barrios had begun dating a few months before his death. Defense attorneys said Barrios became increas-

ingly abusive and violent to Escutia, who had filed an order of protection against him after he allegedly slapped and choked her. About 4 p.m. Oct. 28, 2007, Escutia, Gutierrez, and a female friend known by the nickname “Troubles” drove to the parking lot of the Meijer gas station near Route 59 and 135th Street in Plainfield. During questioning, Escutia told Siegel that Gutierrez’s friends had supplied the gun. She first said she’d only planned to scare Barrios, but he was irate she hadn’t come to meet him alone and threatened to hurt her family, including her young daughter. Escutia told Siegel she wore

a glove on one hand “in case we lost the gun ... no fingerprints.” But later in the interview, Escutia said she’d planned to “shoot him twice” and Gutierrez had wanted to do the shooting, but she felt since he was on parole that she should do it. When Escutia pulled the pistol from the folded pair of sweatpants she was returning to Barrios, he cursed at her before she shot him, according to the interview. “I was just scared. When he kept making threats about my daughter and my family [during earlier phone calls that day],” she told Siegel. Barrios got out of the car and started toward a nearby field after he was shot in the

chest. Gutierrez came up to Escutia in his vehicle, while “Troubles” never got out of the car and moved to the passenger seat so Escutia could drive away. “Ricardo asked ‘Are you OK?’ I said ‘Yeah,’ ” Escutia told Siegel during the interview. After dropping off “Troubles,” Escutia and Gutierrez drove to Chicago where he got rid of the gun before they went to see “Saw IV” at a South Side theater, she recalled. They didn’t talk much about what had happened, according to the interview. “[Gutierrez said] only, ‘If the cops ask, we don’t know nothing,’ ” Escutia told Siegel.

Gay marriage licenses: Some counties waiting, some not By LAUREN LEONE–CROSS Grundy County’s doing it. Cook County’s doing it. Champaign County’s doing it. Will County? Not until June. We’re talking about county clerks issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples before the law becomes official June 1. The trend started after a federal judge ruling last month that gave an early green light to same-sex couples in Cook County. County clerks in Grundy, Champaign and Cook counties have begun issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples, but it’s unclear how many others will follow suit between now and June 1. Will County Clerk Nancy Schultz Voots said Wednesday she will not issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples before June 1 – despite the state’s attorney general this week encouraging county clerks statewide to issue the licenses immediately. “I’m going by the judge’s ruling in Cook County. On page three, it’s very clear that the decision from that judge can only apply to Cook County,” Voots said. “We’re still sticking with the law that goes into effect June 1.” Voots is not the only county clerk who wants to wait until June.

DeKalb County Clerk Doug Johnson said Wednesday he’s sticking with his decision not to issue same-sex marriage licenses before June 1 despite DeKalb County State’s Attorney Richard Schmack saying his decision wouldn’t hold up in court. “I need a judge to tell me what to do in cases like this,” Johnson said. “If I lose, I have guidance from the court, which I think would add validity to the marriage license.” His comments come a day after Attorney General Lisa Madigan, D-Chicago, issued the statement of guidance in response to a question from Macon County Clerk Stephen Bean. The original ruling pertained only to Cook County, but Madigan said Tuesday the current “restrictions against same-sex marriage violate the equal protection rights that belong to all citizens under the United States Constitution.” Madigan said the recent court ruling is not binding on counties other than Cook, but that “the protections guaranteed by the Constitution must exist without regard to county lines.” She also said that court decision and others “should be persuasive as you evaluate whether to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.” A “consistent stream” of lower federal court decisions

“I’m going by the judge’s ruling in Cook County. On page three, it’s very clear that the decision from that judge can only apply to Cook County.” Nancy Schultz Voots Will County clerk in the last two years have declared restrictions against same-sex marriage unconstitutional, she wrote, and advised county clerks to consider such rulings, as well as the cost and potential outcome of litigation in the event of a lawsuit challenging any license denial. Voots said she’s worried


any licenses issued before June 1 would not be legal because the state specified June 1. “The law tells me June 1 as the first day to issue them, but now then all the sudden, we’re changing it. Are the marriage licenses that were issued, are they legal? That’s my main concern,” she said. In the meantime, she said her staff continues to work on updating her office’s database, website and associated paperwork to comply with the law. Grundy County Clerk Lana Phillips said Wednesday one couple with a civil union has come to her office to have the civil union converted to a marriage. “We did not have the forms for the marriage license,” she said. “We issued it on the reg-

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ular marriage license that we have for heterosexual couples, but we’re going to be getting new forms and will reissue them. The couple was comfortable with that.” Voots, on the other hand, will hold off. “This is a complicated issue. You’re dealing with a permanent record here,” she said. Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn issued a response this week to Madigan’s letter saying the Illinois Department of Public Health – the state agency responsible for making sure new marriages comply with state laws – will now accept all marriage licenses issued in Illinois.

• Shaw Media reporter Katie Dahlstrom contributed to this report.

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Public schools, community colleges and state universities have until March 14 to apply for school security grant funding administered by the Illinois Emergency Management Agency. The state agency’s competitive School Security Grant Program – which makes $25 million available to eligible schools – supports efforts statewide to enhance school and campus security, said Don Kauerauf, chairman for the IEMA’s Illinois Terrorism Task Force. About 550 schools have completed the initial eligibility requirements, but Kauerauf said he’d like even more to apply for the funding. “We don’t know where a shooting is going to be,” he said. “There’s no methodology … to determine where these shootings are going to take place, so we’d like to fund as many schools as possible.” IEMA last month emailed information about the competitive grant program to the chief officials for each eligible public K-12 school district, interdistrict special education cooperative, community college and university system in Illinois. Shawn Walsh, regional superintendent of Will County Schools, said last week that he wasn’t sure if any schools in Will County had yet applied for funding, but thinks the program is a great idea. “It’s needed. Some of our newer buildings were built with security in mind, and some of our older ones were not,” he said. “They were just built in a different time.” Older schools have made improvements over the years, he said, including the installation of double security doors or constructing a foyer that requires visitors to first go through the main office. Grants will be awarded

based on several criteria, including necessity based on known school safety hazards, threats and risks, the likelihood of project completion within a certain time frame, existence of current emergency plans, sustainability of the project and available funding. With only $25 million available, Kauerauf said IEMA officials will have to make a conscious effort in deciding which security measures are needed most, and at which schools. Based on a review of national crisis situations and IEMA’s consulting with national and state experts regarding the topic, a consensus has been formed: There needs to be a type of “baseline of security” at all schools, Kauerauf said. The grant funding will first and foremost address that, he said. The installation of physical locks, reinforced doors and shatter-resistant glass or film at the main entrance is considered a “baseline of security” that could protect schools against active shooters or other threats, he said. “If we, at minimum, make it more difficult for a shooter to come in through the front door, we believe we’re doing the state a justice,” he said. Many active shootings begin at the front door, he said. “Nationally, we’ve learned, from the active shootings that have occurred, these people have walked through the front door. Some walk through because people don’t see any reason to fear them or to think there’s a situation.” Schools that have achieved this baseline security can still apply for funding for other projects, such as security cameras, screening equipment or radios, he said. Applications must outline a specific building district-wide or campus-wide plan to enhance security. The deadline is March 14. Grant awards are expected to be announced this spring.

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Police deliver eviction notice, say they find cannabis growing By BRIAN STANLEY HOMER GLEN – Will County Sheriff’s deputies say something smelled funny while they were serving an eviction notice Tuesday. Szaflarski was arrested on a charge of production of cannabis plants after deputies found the plants in the crawlspace, according to reports. Shortly after 9 a.m. two deputies went to the 13000 block of Chicago-Bloomington Trail to evict Andrew J. Szaf-

larski, 43. Sheriff’s spokeswoman Kathy Hoffmeyer said the deputies met Szaflarski at the rear door and were asked to step inside. “They smelled a strong odor of cannabis throughout the entire house and asked him where the odor was coming from,” Hoffmeyer said. After talking with Szaflarski, the deputies looked in the crawlspace to find 10 cannabis plants growing underneath electric lamps, according to reports.

8POLICE REPORTS Note to readers: Information in Police Reports is obtained from local police departments and the Will County Sheriff’s Office. Individuals listed in Police Reports who have been charged with a crime have not been proven guilty in court. • Demetrios L. Collins, 37, of the 6100 block of Woodlawn Avenue in Chicago, was arrested by state police Saturday on charges of driving under the influence of alcohol and driving without a license. • Karen R. Cooper, 29, of East Chicago, Ind., was arrested by Steger police Saturday on a charge of drug possession. • Jonah R. Tackett, 42, of the 1000 block of Runyan Drive in Lockport, and Kevin M. Bohac, 23, of the 100 block of Round House Street in Braidwood, were arrested by Shorewood police Sunday on charges of drug possession. • Mark J. Murdock, 34, of the 100 block of Earl Avenue, was arrested by Joliet police Sunday on a charge

of burglary. • Arturo Lopez, 22, of the 300 block of Krakar Avenue, was arrested by Joliet police Monday on charges of drug trafficking, delivery of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. • Michele M. Sweders, 39, of the 8300 Chestnut Court in Frankfort, was arrested by Frankfort police Monday on a charge of drug possession. • Jeremy C. Vaughan, 39, of the 800 block of Glenwood Avenue, was arrested by Joliet police Monday on charges of aggravated driving under the influence of alcohol and driving without insurance. • Nehemiah S. Hammond, 28, of the 100 block of Comstock Street, was arrested by sheriff’s police Tuesday on a charge of delivery of marijuana. • Melissa M. Hicks, 39, on 22300 N. Pine Ridge Court in Frankfort, was arrested by Tinley Park police Tuesday on charges of shoplifting and drug possession.

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The cost of snow is rising City Council OKs increased funding for removal By BILL WIMBISCUS JOLIET – The snow continues to take its toll on the city of Joliet. The Joliet City Council on Tuesday approved increasing funds for snow removal from city parking decks, lots and the sidewalks on four downtown bridges by $42,500. More than 60 inches of snow has fallen already, with additional accumulation predicted, City Manager Jim Hock said. This is the second time the city has increased the amount allotted for snow removal this year. Initially, $25,000 had been budgeted. Another $37,000 was allotted as snow expenses increased. Total snow removal costs are now budgeted at $95,000.

Councilman Mike Turk, who chairs the council’s public service committee, said the city has enough salt for two more snowstorms. Turk’s comments came in advance of Wednesday’s snowfall. The council also approved paying $76,870 to six contractors for snow removal from the city’s approximately 600 culs-de-sac following a Feb. 17 snowstorm that dumped about 7 inches of snow in town. In other business, the council: • Re-approved a preliminary plat for the Joliet Logistics Park Subdivision for an additional three years. Six light industrial lots are being marketed on the 233-acre site near Route 53 and Millsdale Road.

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VAUGHN GOLATA Vaughn Golata (nee Givenrod) passed away at Joliet Area Community Hospice Home, Tuesday, March 4, 2014. Age 97 years. She is survived by several nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her husband, John A. Golata (2006); two sisters, Katherine Peterson and Laura Maye Fox. Her brother, Homer E. Givenrod, Jr. Vaughn retired as store manager of Fannie Mae Candy in the Jefferson Mall. Visitation will be held at the Carlson-Holmquist-Sayles Funeral Home, 2320 Black Rd., Thursday, March 6th from 2:00 - 5:00 P.M. Inurnment will be held at Elmhurst Cemetery at a later date.


Born: Nov. 3, 1933; In Harvey, IL Died: March 4, 2014; In St. Louis, MO Marilyn Joan Johns, nee Cassady, 80, of Waterloo, Illinois, born November 3, 1933, in Harvey, Illinois, died Tuesday, March 4, 2014, at St. Anthony's Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri. Marilyn loved the Lord and was a faithful servant of Jesus Christ. She was a member of Hope Christian Church in Columbia, Illinois. She was greatly loved by her family and friends. Before moving to Waterloo, Marilyn resided in New Lenox, Illinois. She spent some time working as a grocery clerk then moved on to work as a custodian for the local school. She enjoyed cleaning and rearranging furniture. She loved spending time with her grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; her brother, Marvin Cassady; and her son, Doyle Johns III. Surviving are her husband, Doyle Johns Jr.; children, Marcia Brooks,


Cassady; and her son, Doyle Johns III. Surviving are her husband, Doyle Johns Jr.; children, Marcia Brooks, Julie (Greg) Delort, and Louise (Chris) Rose; and 10 grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the food pantry at Hope Christian Church. A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, March 8, 2014, at Hope Christian Church in Columbia, Illinois. The service will start at 2:00 P.M. A meal will follow the service.

MARIA RODRIQUEZ Maria Rodriquez. Age 91, of Lockport, passed away peacefully Monday, March 3, 2014 at Silver Cross Hospital. Born in Detroit, MI, moved to Willow Springs at the age of 4, then moved to Lockport in 1987. Maria attended Mt. Carmel Church, Joliet. Preceded in death by her parents, Venturo and Flora (Carillo) Rodriquez; a brother, Leo Rodriquez and a sister, Romana Lopez. Survived by her devoted brother, Blas Hernandez; nieces, Bianca Hernandez, Cassandra Zamora and Elvira Zamora; nephews, Jose Zamora, David Lopez, Jr., Jesse Lopez, Art Lopez and Tony Lopez. Numerous other relatives and friends also survive. Funeral Services will be held Friday, March 7, 2014 9:15 am from the O'Neil Funeral Home Chapel, 1105 E. 9th St. (159th St.), Lockport to Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, 205 E. Jackson St., Joliet for Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 am. Interment Resurrection Cemetery, Justice. Visitation Thursday 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the funeral home.

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OTILIO VELAZQUEZSALINAS Otilio Velazquez-Salinas. Age 75 passed away Tuesday March 4, 2014 with family by his side. Visitation & DVD Tribute: Friday March 7, 2014, 5:00 - 9:00 PM. Visitation Webcasting also available on-line, for details call 815-7749220. Otilio will be cremated in accordance to his wishes. Funeral arrangements in care of: Delgado Funeral Chapel, 400 Landau Ave. at Jackson St. (Rt.6), Joliet, IL 815-774-9220. Online guest book at:


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Survey: Winter holding back economy By MARTIN CRUTSINGER The Associated Press WASHINGTON – A Federal Reserve survey shows severe weather held back economic growth in much of the nation from January through early February. Even so, conditions strengthened in most U.S. regions, thanks to slight gains in areas such as employment and commercial real estate. Eight of the Fed’s 12 regions reported improved activity, according to the Beige Book survey released Wednesday. The improvement was depicted as “modest to moderate.” New York and Philadelphia, two regions hit hard by winter storms and freezing cold, reported a dip in activity attributed to the weather. Retail sales, including auto purchases, were depressed. So was manufacturing. Factories reported power outages and delayed deliveries of supplies. The Beige Book is based

on anecdotal reports from businesses and will be considered with other data when the Fed meets March 18-19. The summary and the individual reports from each of the 12 regions were sprinkled with references to the harsh weather much of the country has endured this winter. The report said retail sales had weakened in many districts because of winter storms. Nine districts – Boston, New York, Philadelphia, Cleveland, Richmond, Atlanta, Chicago, St. Louis and Dallas – reported that the severe weather had hurt factory production and manufacturing sales. The report said the weather had caused power outages, disrupted supply chains and curtailed factory production schedules. Travel and tourism were reported to be strong across most of the districts, with the heavy snowfalls benefiting ski resorts in some parts of the country. When the Fed meets later this month to consider the

Beige Book, among other economic evidence, it will be the first meeting under the new Fed chair, Janet Yellen. Last month, Yellen succeeded Ben Bernanke, who stepped down after eight years as chairman. The widespread expectation is that the Fed will continue paring the monthly bond purchases it has been making to try to keep longterm loan rates low to support the economy. In an appearance last week to deliver the Fed’s twice-a-year economic report to Congress, Yellen said recent data have pointed to some weaker-than-expected gains in consumer spending and job growth. She said the Fed will be watching to see whether the slowdown proves only a temporary blip caused by severe weather. Yellen said she was open to adjusting the pace of the Fed’s reductions if the economy should weaken. A key piece of data likely to influence the March meeting will be the release Friday of the unemployment report

for February. Two months of tepid job growth have raised concerns about whether the economy might be losing momentum. In January, employers added 113,000 jobs after an even smaller gain of 75,000 in December. Both months were far below last year’s average monthly gain of 194,000 jobs. Last week, the government estimated that the economy, as measured by the gross domestic product, slowed to an annual growth rate of 2.4 percent in the October-December quarter. That was below the initial estimate of 3.2 percent and the 4.1 percent annual growth rate in the July-September quarter. Many economists think the economy will slow further in the current January-March period to a tepid annual growth rate of 2 percent or even less because activity was held back by harsh weather. But economists foresee a rebound once spring arrives, with many forecasting GDP growth for the full year of around 3 percent.

Companies spend heavily on big mergers in 2014 By KEN SWEET The Associated Press NEW YORK – So far, 2014 is looking like the year of the big deal. Flush with cash and high stock prices, American companies are buying up the competition at levels not seen since the dotcom bubble. And with Washington providing more clarity on government spending plans, CEOs are more confident their expansion hopes will pan out – especially if the economy keeps growing. In the last month, Comcast has offered to buy Time Warner Cable for $45 billion. Pharmaceutical giant Actavis is buying Forest Laboratories for $25 billion. And Facebook shocked the technology world by offering $19 billion for tiny WhatsApp. Merger-and-acquisition executives say they have expected a pickup in deal activity for a couple of years, given the bull market and economic

recovery. But what prevented the really big transactions was uncertainty about the federal budget, the debt ceiling and the fate of President Obama’s Affordable Care Act. With those issues resolved – at least for now – the way has opened up for bigger, more complex deals. “The deals we have seen in the last couple of weeks are that tipping point that we’ve been waiting for,” said Mark Walsh, who heads up the M&A practice at Deloitte, one of the world’s largest accounting and consulting firms. “There’s so much pent-up demand to do a deal now.” U.S. companies announced $336.13 billion in deals in January and February, according to Dealogic. That’s up 31 percent from $256.21 billion during the same period last year. It’s the largest amount spent during the first two months of the year since 2000. Companies announced 1,550 deals in the first two months of 2014, according to

Dealogic. While that is down from the past two years, the average transaction size is more than double what it was a year ago. The high prices reflect companies going on the offensive to boost their earnings. The economy, while growing, still isn’t booming. Since the end of the recession, companies have had to act defensively – protecting profits by cutting costs through layoffs or benefit reductions or by moving manufacturing elsewhere. In an effort to lift earnings and please shareholders, S&P 500 companies have also announced plans for nearly $1 trillion in buybacks over the next several years, and more than four-fifths of them now issue a dividend, the highest proportion since 1998. With their tool box almost depleted, corporations “are looking for that extra bump” in sales now, Walsh said. A lot of Deloitte’s M&A business has been with compa-

nies “looking to expand their product lines or expand geographies.” Buying Time Warner Cable gives Comcast almost 30 million customers in markets such as New York City. For Facebook, WhatsApp is an opportunity to buy a fast growing message service that is popular in emerging markets and Europe. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has said he expects WhatsApp, which currently has 400 million users, to grow to 1 billion users in the near future. Ireland-based Actavis gains both a broader variety of drugs to sell and a larger sales presence in the U.S. with its acqusitions of Forest Labs. Corporate finances are also strong. Companies have been hoarding cash on their balance sheets since the financial crisis, stashing away around $1.6 trillion, according to the Federal Reserve, and investors are increasingly demanding that companies figure out what to do with it.

OBITUARIES ROSALIE A. WORLAND Rosalie Ann (Loeffler) Worland. Age 73 of Olney, IL, passed away March 3, 2014. Born January 8, 1941, lifelong resident of Joliet, IL, until moving to Olney, IL, in 2003. She was the daughter of Raymond J., Sr. and Helen (Holecek) Loeffler. She is survived by her husband of 51 years, Richard C. Worland; her son, Kenneth R. Worland (Shelley) of Gloucester, VA; and daughter, Camille Stephens (Ronald) of Olney, IL; grandchildren Alyssia of California, Amber and Kendall Worland of Gloucester, VA; grandson, Reid Stephens; two step grandchildren, River Stephens of Olney, IL, and Aerielle of Mattoon, IL; brother, Raymond J. Loeffler, Jr. (Lori) of Morris, IL. Also surviving are aunts, uncles, nephews and cousins. Rosalie was preceded in death by her parents, Raymond J. and Helen Loeffler; and one son, Donald C. Worland. Rosalie graduated from Joliet Township High School class of 1959. Former member of St. Raymond Cathedral CCW, volunteer at Provena St. Joseph Medical Center and Mended Hearts Chapter #129. Former member of Joliet Area Women's Bowling Assoc., Joliet Chamber Women's Business Club, and Rialto Square Theatre volunteer. Rosalie was currently a member of St. Joseph parish in Olney, IL, a member of P.E.O. Chapter FR, past Secretary for the Friends of Olney Public Library. Rosalie worked for the Diocese of Joliet and then worked at A.C. Steiner's in Plainfield. She became a licensed insurance agent for Illinois Securities in Joliet. After leaving the insurance business she worked at the Naper Settlement in Naperville, Illinois, as an administrative secretary. At her request, cremation rites were accorded. A memorial Mass will be held at St. Raymond Cathedral in Joliet, IL, March 14, 2014 at 10:00 a.m., with a chapel service to follow at Resurrection Cemetery in Romeoville, IL. Memorials may be made to St. Joseph School, Olney, Illinois.

ASSOCIATED PRESS SPRINGFIELD – After the denial of federal disaster assistance, Gov. Pat Quinn announced the state will be making $45 million available to help local governments – including some in Grundy County – recover from November’s deadly tornadoes. Quinn was scheduled to visit two communities hit especially hard: Washington in central Illinois and Brookport in southern Illinois. He

blamed the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s decision on outdated rules, an issue he raised last month in Washington, D.C. About two dozen tornadoes hit Illinois on Nov. 17 damaging and destroying thousands of homes and buildings. Seven people died in the aftermath and injuries played a role in the January death of an eighth person. Federal aid was given to people and businesses affected, but FEMA denied the

state’s request for assistance to local governments, which Quinn says have incurred $6.1 million in storm-related expenses. Local governments in the nine counties affected by the tornadoes – Champaign, Douglas, Grundy, Massac, Tazewell, Vermilion, Washington, Wayne and Woodford – would be eligible. “Our tornado-ravaged communities need help and they need it now,” he said in a release. “Recovery won’t happen overnight but this aid

will help people rebuild their lives.” The money for the several state package comes from state several agencies, including the Illinois Emergency Management Agency and the state’s Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, which will provide up to $19.1 million in state and federal funds for rebuilding infrastructure, among other things. FEMA also rejected a request for aid in 2012 when a

tornado tore through southern Illinois’ Harrisburg, killing seven and forcing state agencies to cobble together more than $8 million in aid, Quinn’s office said. Federal officials have said FEMA “carefully considered” Illinois’ request but concluded “the public costs associated with the response and recovery efforts were not beyond the combined capabilities of state and local governments such that additional federal assistance is required.”

By KERRY LESTER The Associated Press SPRINGFIELD – Four months ago, state Rep. Christian Mitchell made a tough vote in favor of Illinois’ landmark state pension overhaul. Now he’s facing the repercussions. The Chicago Democrat is one of several state lawmakers confronting stiff challenges in the March 18 primary election because of risky, high-profile votes for cutting state worker retirement benefits or legalizing gay marriage. The votes triggered unions and other interest groups to actively work against their re-election bids. State employee unions and the Chicago Teachers Union have poured hundreds of thousands of dollars into the campaign of Mitchell’s challenger, Jhatayn “Jay” Travis. The teachers’ union is fearful that lawmakers will next turn to

cutting municipal employee pensions. In turn, Mitchell has been backed by donations from the House Democratic leadership and an education reform group, which have helped pay for TV commercials and mailing pamphlets to voters. “I couldn’t keep up otherwise,” Mitchell said. The targeted challenges are among the toughest primary races in a year in which all 118 House seats and a third of 59 Senate seats are up. Overall, there are 27 primary contests for House seats this month, but just two in the Senate. While Democrats stand a good chance of holding on to their veto-proof supermajorities in both legislative chambers this year, the intra-party challenges and interest group influence could alter the makeup of each caucus, experts say, with potentially fewer

moderates on the ballot come November. The Democrats have 71 seats to Republicans’ 47 in the House, and a 40-19 margin in the Senate. “It wouldn’t surprise me for the Democrats to lose a few seats in the House, but it’s likely to be because of multiple factors,” University of Illinois Springfield Professor Emeritus Kent Redfield said. “The pension thing does not help.”

On the gay marriage issue, a threatened campaign by ministers against Democrats did not materialize after the November vote to make Illinois the 16th state to allow it. But on the GOP side, two of the toughest primary challenges involve state Reps. Ron Sandack of Downers Grove and Ed Sullivan of Mundelein, two of three House Republicans who broke ranks to vote in fa-

vor. The third, former House Republican leader Tom Cross, gave up his seat to run for treasurer. Sandack is challenged by Downers Grove teacher Keith Mathune and Sullivan by Mundelein bus driver Bob Bednar. Both are helped by conservative family groups hoping the four-way GOP governor primary lures social conservatives to the polls.

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STATE BRIEF Bill punishes dispatchers who alert criminals SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Senate has advanced legislation making it a crime for 911 dispatchers to tip off criminals when law enforcement is nearby. The measure now goes to the Illinois House. State Sen. Dave Koehler is the bill’s sponsor. He said the legislation is necessary because in 2010 the Illinois Supreme Court ruled nothing in Illinois law made

it illegal for a dispatcher to alert a drug dealer that police were in the area. Koehler is a Peoria Democrat who said the people of Illinois “need to be able to trust the entire law enforcement system.” In 1998 a dispatcher in the Chicago suburbs was convicted of official misconduct after she tipped off a local drug dealer that police were near his house. The dispatcher appealed.

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Doctors hope for cure in 2nd baby born with HIV By MARILYNN MARCHIONE The Associated Press A second baby born with the AIDS virus may have had her infection put into remission and possibly cured by very early treatment – in this instance, four hours after birth. Doctors revealed the case Wednesday at an AIDS conference in Boston. The girl was born in suburban Los Angeles last April, a month after researchers announced the first case from Mississippi. That case was a medical first that led doctors worldwide to rethink how fast and hard to treat infants born with HIV. The California doctors followed that example. The Mississippi baby is now 3½ years old and seems HIV-free despite no treatment for about two years. The Los Angeles baby is still getting AIDS medicines, so the status of her infection is not as clear. A host of sophisticated tests at multiple times suggest the L.A. baby has completely cleared the virus, said Dr. Deborah Persaud, a Johns Hopkins University physician who led the testing. The baby’s signs are different from what doctors see in patients whose infections are merely suppressed

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In this undated image provided by Johns Hopkins Medicine in 2005, Dr. Deborah Persaud, a pediatric HIV expert at Johns Hopkins’ Children’s Center in Baltimore, holds a vial. by successful treatment, she said. “We don’t know if the baby is in remission ... but it looks like that,” said Dr. Yvonne Bryson, an infectious disease specialist at Mattel Children’s Hospital UCLA who consulted on the girl’s care. Doctors are cautious about suggesting she has been cured, “but that’s obviously

our hope,” Bryson said. Most HIV-infected moms in the U.S. get AIDS medicines during pregnancy, which greatly cuts the chances they will pass the virus to their babies. The Mississippi baby’s mom received no prenatal care and her HIV was discovered during labor. Doctors knew that infant was at high risk and started her

on treatment 30 hours after birth, even before tests could determine whether she was infected. The L.A. baby was born at Miller Children’s Hospital Long Beach, and “we knew this mother from a previous pregnancy” and that she was not taking her HIV medicines, said Dr. Audra Deveikis, a pediatric infectious disease spe-

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with thousands of firearms-related posts. Google Plus and Craigslist already prohibit all gun sales, legal or illegal. Facebook said that instead of patrolling its network for violators, it will rely on reports from users and police.

bipartisan Senate opposition Wednesday. The vote against advancing Debo Adegbile toward confirmation was 47-52, just shy of the majority needed under new procedures Democrats put in place late last year to overcome Republican stalling tactics. In this case, though, to the dismay of civil rights organizations and the White House, Democratic desertions played a decisive role in the outcome. Eight members of Obama’s party joined all 44 Republicans in preventing a final

cialist at the hospital. The mom was given AIDS drugs during labor to try to prevent transmission of the virus, and Deveikis started the baby on them a few hours after birth. Tests later confirmed she had been infected, but does not appear to be now, nearly a year later. The baby is continuing treatment, is in foster care “and looking very healthy,” Bryson said. The Mississippi girl was treated until she was 18 months old, when doctors lost contact with her. Ten months later when she returned, they could find no sign of infection even though the mom had stopped giving her AIDS medicines. Bryson is one of the leaders of a federally funded study just getting underway to see if very early treatment can cure HIV infection. About 60 babies in the U.S. and other countries will get very aggressive treatment that will be discontinued if tests over a long time, possibly two years, suggest no active infection. “These kids obviously will be followed very, very closely” for signs of the virus, Persaud said. She described the Los Angeles case at the Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections.

NATION BRIEFS Facebook to delete posts for illegal gun sales ALBANY, N.Y. – Under pressure from gun control advocates, Facebook agreed Wednesday to delete posts from users seeking to buy or sell weapons illegally or without a background check. A similar policy will be applied to Instagram, the company’s photo-sharing network, Facebook said. The measures will be put into effect over the next few weeks at the world’s largest social network, with 1.3 billion active users.

Senate blocks Obama’s pick for civil rights post WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama’s choice to lead the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division was blocked by

vote. Obama swiftly condemned the action. In a statement, he called it a “travesty based on wildly unfair character attacks against a good and qualified public servant.” Administration officials left open the possibility the nomination would be withdrawn rather than put to a second vote, although Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., is positioned to call for one after changing his “yes” to “no” in a last-minute procedural move.

– Wire reports

Essay portion on SAT to become noncompulsory The Associated Press

range of math concepts, the new exam will focus on a few areas, such as algebra, deemed most needed for college and life afterward. A calculator will be allowed only on certain math questions, instead of on the entire math portion. Tania Perez, 17, a senior at Capital City Public Charter School in Washington, said she would like to have taken the test on a computer – and with the vocabulary changes. “Some of the SAT words that we’ve seen, well personally, I’ve seen, taking the SAT ... I’ve never heard of them and stuff,” Perez said. “That would have been better for me. I think my score would have been a lot higher.” Jim Rawlins, the director of admissions at the University of Oregon, said the changes appear “potentially helpful and useful” but it will take a few years to know the impact, after the students who take the revised test go on to college. “It’s all in the details of how it all plays out,” said Rawlins, a former president of the National Association for College Admission Counseling.

Court weighs securities fraud case changes By SAM HANANEL The Associated Press WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court on Wednesday seemed open to the possibility of making it harder for investors to join together to sue corporations for securities fraud – but maybe not as hard as companies that have to defend such lawsuits would like. Any change in the standard for green-lighting class-action lawsuits could have a chilling effect on shareholders who bring the cases, which have generated an estimated $73 billion in settlements since 1997. Investor groups say class actions help curb corporate abuse and market fraud, while opponents claim they extort money from corporations and create a windfall for plaintiff’s lawyers.

During arguments in a closely watched case against Halliburton Co., most justices appeared unwilling to completely overturn a quarter-century-old decision that has helped investors launch class-action cases based on the effect misleading statements have on a company’s stock price. But some conservative justices, including Justice Anthony Kennedy, who has often been a swing vote, suggested a middle ground that would force investors to show much earlier in a case that the alleged fraud actually caused a stock’s price to drop. Halliburton is trying to block a class-action lawsuit claiming the energy services company inflated its stock price. A group of investors say they lost money when Halli-

burton’s stock price dropped after revelations the company misrepresented revenues, understated its liability in asbestos litigation and overstated the benefits of a merger. The Supreme Court has been hostile to class-action lawsuits over the past few years, tossing out a massive employment discrimination lawsuit case against Wal-Mart and voiding a consumer class action against Comcast Corp. Halliburton lawyer Aaron Streett referred to both of those cases on Wednesday as he urged the court to overturn its 1988 decision in Basic v. Levinson, a case that sparked a wave of securities-related class-action lawsuits against publicly traded companies and has led to billions in settlements.

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WASHINGTON – Essay optional. No penalties for wrong answers. The SAT college entrance exam is undergoing sweeping revisions. Changes in the annual test that millions of students take will also do away with some vocabulary words such as “prevaricator” and “sagacious” in favor of words more commonly used in school and on the job. College Board officials said Wednesday that the update – the first since 2005 – is needed to make the exam more representative of what students study in high school and the skills they need to succeed in college and afterward. The test should offer “worthy challenges, not artificial obstacles,” said College Board President David Coleman at an event in Austin, Texas. The new exam will be rolled out in 2016, so this year’s ninth graders will be the first to take it, in their junior year. The new SAT will continue to test reading, writing and math

skills, with an emphasis on analysis. Scoring will return to a 1,600-point scale last used in 2004, with a separate score for the optional essay. For the first time, students will have the option of taking the test on computers. Once the predominant college admissions exam, the SAT in recent years has been overtaken in popularity by the competing ACT, which has long been considered more curriculum based. The ACT offers an optional essay and officials announced last year it would begin making computer-based testing available in 2015. One of the biggest changes in the SAT is that the extra penalty for wrong answers, which discouraged guessing, will be eliminated. And some vocabulary words will be replaced with words such as “synthesis” and “empirical” that are used more widely in classrooms and in work settings. Each exam will include a passage drawn from “founding documents” such as the Declaration of Independence or from discussions they’ve inspired. Instead of testing a wide

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Russia, West attempt to find solution in Ukraine By LARA JAKES and MARIA DANILOVA The Associated Press PARIS – Facing off in Europe’s capitals Wednesday, Russia and the West began building the elements of a diplomatic solution to Europe’s gravest crisis since the Cold War – even as the West appeared increasingly resigned to an entrenched Russian presence in Crimea. NATO hit back by putting Russia on suspension, and the European Union extended $15 billion in aid to Ukraine, matching the amount the country’s fugitive president accepted from Moscow to turn his back on an EU trade accord. As peace efforts got underway in Paris and Brussels, volatility reigned on the ground in Ukraine: A special U.N. envoy visiting Crimea came under threat by armed men who forced him to leave the region. Meanwhile, hundreds of demonstrators, many chanting “Russia! Russia!” stormed a government building in eastern Ukraine – renewing fears that turmoil could spill out of Crimea and engulf other Russian-dominated parts of Ukraine. Ukraine’s prime minister told The Associated Press in his first interview since taking office that he still feared Russian President Vladimir Putin might attempt more land grabs: “Mr. President,” Arseniy Yatsenyuk said, “stop this mess.” Yatsenyuk vowed to keep Crimea as part of Ukraine, but expressed openness to granting it more autonomy. Ukraine’s Foreign Minister Andriy Deshchytsia told the AP that pro-Russian citizens in Crimea must be willing to replace armed forces with international observers if they want a vote on more self-rule. But most of the bargaining chips Wednesday belonged to Russia, whose troops are fanned out across Crimea and control most of its strategic facilities. A growing chorus of prominent American voices expressed resignation that Crimea was lost to Russia: “I’m not optimistic they’re go-

ing to leave,” said Michael McFaul, who served as Obama’s ambassador to Russia until last week. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and several European counterparts conducted an intense round of diplomacy in Paris to try to find an exit strategy in Ukraine. Speaking at a news conference after the talks, Kerry said the encounter was “very constructive, without promising something that is not defined yet, without raising hopes that are inappropriate to raise.” “I want to be realistic. This is hard, tough stuff, and a very serious moment,” Kerry said. “But I’d rather be where we are today than where we were yesterday.” “I personally feel that I have something concrete to take back and talk to President Obama about,” Kerry said, although he didn’t specify what that was. While negotiations were inconclusive, top European officials expressed optimism that at least the two sides were talking – and making progress. “For the first time, starting with this meeting in Paris, something moved in the right direction,” said French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius. Lavrov, speaking in Spain before meeting with Kerry, warned against Western support of what Moscow views as a coup in Ukraine, saying that could encourage government takeovers elsewhere. “If we indulge those who are trying to rule our great, kind, historic neighbor,” Lavrov said, “we must understand that a bad example is infectious.” While Russia expressed openness to international mediation, a major sticking point has been Moscow’s refusal to recognize Ukraine’s new leaders much less sit down at the table with them. “I wish I could give you some good news,” said Polish Foreign Minister Radoslaw Sikorski, “but unfortunately it hasn’t been possible to bring together the foreign ministers of Ukraine and Russia.”

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More control not needed on medicines State Sen. Dave Koehler, D-Peoria, has proposed legislation that would require anyone who has a cold to get a doctor’s prescription to buy medicine containing the drug psuedophedrine. The legislation is designed to curtail the manufacturing of methamphetamine. Meth, without a doubt, plays a role in the drug culture of our society and stopping it is a noble pursuit. But it’s as if Koehler watched the first few episodes of “Breaking Bad” and decided this was the route to stop the meth problem. This legislation won’t stop the Walter Whites of the state. Meth manufacturers can find their way to a doctor’s office or a stack of prescription pads, too. This legislation will provide unnecessary regulation against the rest of us who just want to get rid of a cold. Required checks are already in place when it comes to purchasing medicine containing psuedophedrine. State law requires those medicines to be kept behind pharmacy counters. Stores record the IDs of people who buy the medicine, and there are limits on how much can be purchased. Who wants to be the one who knocks on their doctor’s office door every time you sneeze? It’s not only those with a cold who would suffer side effects of this legislation. Those with allergies would have to get a prescription for certain types of Allegra, Claritin and Zyrtec, an unnecessary step for those of us who will be sneezing and rubbing our eyes through this spring, whenever it decides to make an appearance. For years, allergy sufferers had to wait in a doctor’s office to get prescriptions for those medications, until the U.S. Food and Drug Administration ruled it wasn’t necessary. A doctor’s prescription for these medicines is a waste of time for doctors and patients. So is this piece of legislation.

A Fair Tax: Growing Illinois’ economy Here in Illinois, people who work hard, pay their taxes and play by the rules find it tougher and tougher to get by. They’re upset that while ordinary Illinoisans struggle, big corporations and the very rich aren’t paying their fair share – a view shared by 82 percent of Illinois voters. They’re right. Economic data substantiates the fact Illinois’ lower and middle-income families pay about twice the rate in taxes than what the rich pay. That’s simply not fair. Many of these families are at the breaking point and they’ll be asked to shoulder even more if Springfield doesn’t changes its priorities – fast. Middle and lower-income families will either go without essential services or face higher local taxes, probably both, unless Springfield

GUEST VIEW Kristen Crowell confronts the upcoming fiscal cliff head-on. Expiring tax rates will add $2 billion to the current $6 billion backlog of unpaid bills. Critical investments in public education, infrastructure, public safety, health and human services, and more – literally all of our most important priorities – will face cuts unlike anything we’ve ever seen without drastic changes. A Better Illinois is a large, diverse coalition committed to fundamentally altering the way Springfield does business through long-term, structural reform that creates stable and sustainable reve-

nue. Implementation of a Fair Tax, with lower rates for lower incomes and higher rates for higher incomes, would do just that. Our reforms represent the opposite of how Springfield governs today – with Band-Aids and budget gimmicks, kicking the can down the road until the next crisis arises. In addition to stability, an even better reason for a Fair Tax is its impact on lower- and middle-income families and their bottom lines. A Fair Tax represents a tax cut – not an increase, but a cut – for the overwhelming majority of Illinois taxpayers over what they currently pay. That’s not what you’ll hear from the out-of-state special interest groups spending obscene amounts

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To the Editor: As our nation prepares to celebrate Women’s History Month in March, we should remember the extraordinary, trailblazing efforts of women who overcame tremendous obstacles to enter and succeed

in the workforce. One of those women was Illinois resident Myra Bradwell, considered by many to be America’s first woman lawyer. In 1869, Myra Bradwell was denied admission to the bar on the grounds that she was a married woman. She challenged the ruling and went

on, with the help of two other women lawyers, to draft and pass Illinois legislation prohibiting gender-based employment exclusion. It was the first anti-sex discrimination law in the country. Since that time, women have come a long way. In the legal field, the number of women

lawyers has grown from five in 1870 to some 330,000 today. One out of three lawyers is female, and female enrollment in U.S. law schools is almost 50 percent. Simultaneously, women in all fields have made tremendous advances. We all owe a debt of grat-

itude, not only to those first Illinois women lawyers who shaped the course of history, but also to women “pioneers” everywhere whose courageous actions helped paved the way for the opportunities we now enjoy. Paula H. Holderman President, Illinois State Bar Association

Citizens should decide what’s best when taxing classes • FAIR TAX Continued from page 15 of money peddling doomsday scenarios. But they’re just manufacturing strawmen and outright lies to protect big corporations and the rich. Contrary to the big-mon-

ey fear mongering, a Fair Tax represents a tax cut for the vast majority of Illinois families over what they currently pay. Fair Tax legislation simply puts the question of a Fair Tax to Illinois voters on the upcoming November ballot. Why shouldn’t Illinois be allowed to tax million-

aires at a rate higher than minimum wage workers if that’s what citizens decide is best? It’s long past time to change our antiquated and unfair tax code, in favor of a Fair Tax with lower rates for lower incomes and higher rates for higher incomes. Let’s put an end to the con-

stant budgeting-by-crisis in Springfield, and at the same time give the middle class a fair shake.

• This Guest View is in response to a Scott Reeder column that appeared on the Feb. 5 Opinion page. Kristen Crowell is the executive director for A

Better Illinois, a statewide coalition of civic and community organizations, small business, labor, and faith leaders, educators, service providers, and tens of thousands of ordinary taxpayers seeking to modernize Illinois tax structure to create greater fairness and longterm economic growth.


Pentagon’s plans to cut troops Americans might be paying more for defense while getting less in troop strength, Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel hinted last week. During a speech at the Pentagon, Hagel said plans are for the active-duty U.S. Army to be cut from its current 522,000 soldiers to as few as 440,000. The Army has not been that small since before World War II. At the same time, Hagel said President Barack Obama wants to enhance the Pentagon budget. The Defense Department is scheduled to receive $496 billion next year – but Obama wants to add $26 billion to that. Obviously, the cost of military hardware continues to

increase dramatically. Just as plainly, however, the Pentagon wastes billions of dollars each year. One way of reducing defense spending is to close more military bases in the United States, Hagel said. What about overseas? Why, for example, do Americans continue to spend $2 billion a year to station 50,000 troops and Marines in Japan? Why is Japan allowed to benefit from that, while contributing only $200 million to the cost? Europe, where about 70,000 U.S. military personnel are stationed, is a similar situation. Hagel and Obama should look at base closings – abroad.

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By DICK GOSS PLAINFIELD – Plainfield East boys basketball experienced March Madness in Wednesday night’s semifinal of the Class 4A regional the Bengals hosted, but not in the way it was scripted. East climbed the mountain all night but never did reach the peak, dropping a 64-58 decision to Geneva, which earned a berth in Friday night’s title game against Bolingbrook. The Bengals (19-10), the No. 10 seed in the Aurora East Sectional, never led after starting in a 7-0 hole. But they battled to within one possession on numerous occasions. Even when sixth-seeded Geneva (23-5) opened a 56-45 lead with 4:56 left, there was a feeling it wasn’t over. Indeed, back came the Bengals. They went on a 9-0 run, with Aaron Jordan’s steal and resounding dunk the exclamation point that made it 56-54 with 3:14 to go. East had chances to tie or lead after that but could not convert on that one key possession. “We couldn’t get over the hump,” Bengals coach Branden Adkins said. “I give our guys a lot of credit. We were outsized at many spots, we had young guys out there, we had foul trouble from the start, but we kept battling. “I’m proud of our seniors and captains and what they have done. Last year was such a down year for our program. This year we’re back on the map.” One of those senior captains, Nick Novak, hit five 3-pointers in a 23-point night. He delivered while Geneva did a solid defensive job on Jordan, the junior who has committed to Illinois. “I’m happy for Nick that he stepped up and knocked down some big shots in his last game on this floor,” Adkins said. The Vikings played a diamond-and-one defense, with one man on top of the zone and 6-foot-2 junior guard Pace Temple shadowing Jordan all over the court. Jordan scored 12 of his 14 points in the second half but sat several min-

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Plainfield East’s Jordan Reed and Geneva’s Cam Cook fight for a loose Wednesday during the first half of a Class 4A regional semifinal at Plainfield East High School. Geneva defeated East, 64-58.

“We couldn’t get over the hump. I give our guys a lot of credit. We were outsized at many spots, we had young guys out there, we had foul trouble from the start, but we kept battling.” Branden Adkins Plainfield East boys basketball coach

utes with foul trouble and never got easy looks. “You can call our defense a diamond-and-one if you want; we call it something else,” Geneva coach Phil Ralston said. “But whatever, it worked. It did its job, served its purpose for the most part. We knew we

had to do something against a player as good as Jordan. “I think we got a bad draw getting a team that good on their floor. This was not easy.” Geneva’s 24-17 rebounding advantage played into the outcome. Included were several boards on the offensive end. “We knew they would crash the glass,” Adkins said. “It seemed like every 50-50 situation, the key ones went to them. “Still, there was a lot of heart left on the floor. A lot of desire and sweat.” Adkins said Geneva substituting on every dead ball also had an effect. “With them subbing every time like that, we couldn’t get into our transition game, and that’s a big part of what we do,” he said. As good teams tend to

do, Geneva also hit its free throws. The Vikings finished 23-of-28. East was not bad, either, hitting 12-of-16. Nate Navigato, Geneva’s 6-7 junior forward who can do damage inside and out, hit four 3-pointers and finished with 18 points. Cam Cook added 15, including eight straight free throws, and Chris Parrilli chipped in

11 plus four key fourth-quarter rebounds. East received a lift from sophomore guard Jordan Reed, who hit a 3-pointer and four straight free throws in the second quarter to help the Bengals get within 27-25 at halftime. The Bengals appeared in good shape at the time, but Geneva refused to cooperate.

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Cold spell spells end for Lincoln-Way Central By ROB OESTERLE

ABOVE: Lincoln-Way Central’s Alex Parks tries to advance the ball against Homewood-Flossmoor’s Davon Smith during Wednesday’s game. BELOW: Lincoln-Way Central’s Kevin Mampe steals the ball from Homewood-Flossmoor’s Jaylen Thompson and Ken Odiase.

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Lincoln-Way Central’s Kevin Mampe drives under Homewood-Flossmoor’s Kendrick Pryor for a shot Wednesday during a Class 4A regional semifinal at Lincoln-Way Central. shoot very well. H-F did a nice job of doubling Mampe in the post. He gets a lot of his points inside and when they doubled him, we didn’t do a good job of adjusting. Then, when we aren’t scoring inside, we have to shoot better from outside than we did.” After trailing 15-14, H-F (15-11) outscored Lincoln-Way Central 12-2 the rest of the first half to take a 26-17 lead into halftime. The Vikings lead increased to 36-22 after three quarters. The Knights’ faithful got a glimpse of the future in the fourth quarter when freshman Aaron Michalak hit the floor.

He banked in a 3-pointer from the left wing, then scored in a nifty baseline drive to finish with five points. “It was nice to get Aaron some experience in a game like this,” Curran said. “We know he can shoot from outside, but it was nice to see that he wasn’t afraid to take inside with the big guys, too. He has an offensive eye, and he will be a good guard for us. “I can’t say enough about our seniors [Parks, Mampe, Bass and Pat Michalak]. Three of them [Mampe, Bass and Michalak], baseball is their primary sport, but they gave their hearts and souls to this

basketball program. That says a lot about them. They are tremendous kids and we will miss them.” Homewood-Flossmoor, who will take on Thornton at 7 p.m. Friday for the regional title, was led by Tai Odiase’s 18

points, while McCraney scored 13 and Destin Barnes had eight points and 10 rebounds. “H-F is a good team,” Curran said. “Tai hurt us down low. Not only with his scoring, but he got other guys involved, too.”

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NEW LENOX – For about 12 minutes Wednesday night, things went just about as well as Lincoln-Way Central’s boys basketball team could have wished for in a semifinal game of the Class 4A Lincoln-Way Central Regional. The Knights were hanging with Homewood-Flossmoor, and had even took a 15-14 lead with 4:40 to play in the first half. Then, things went the other way. Homewood-Flossmoor took a 17-15 lead on a 3-pointer by Dorian McCreany, but Lincoln-Way Central tied it at 17 on a basket by Brad Bass with 4:10 to play in the first half. Unfortunately for the Knights, it was their last points until 2:22 remained in the third quarter. By that time, the Vikings had built a 36-17 lead en route to a 57-37 victory. “There was a three-minute stretch in the second quarter that killed us,” Lincoln-Way Central coach Bob Curran said. “No. 10 (McCreany) changed the game. He hit a 3 to make it 22-17 them, then hit a real deep 3 a little later to make it 25-17. “We are not as good a team when we have to come back like that, and he put us behind.” Bass finished the game with team highs of 11 points and 10 rebounds for the Knights, who finish with a 14-14 record. Alex Parks scored nine, Kevin Mampe added eight and freshman Aaron Michalak scored five. Trailing 11-4 entering the second quarter, the Knights got hot. Parks opened the scoring with a pair of free throws and a 3-pointer to bring the score to 13-9. Bass then hit back-toback 3-pointers around a free throw by Malcolm Grady to give Central its only lead. “We had a good stretch there in the second quarter with our shooting,” Curran said. “But overall, we didn’t




Seneca’s season ends in sectional semifinal loss

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By MARK JOHNSON MANLIUS – Seneca’s second straight Class 2A boys basketball regional championship resulted in a second straight sectional semifinal loss to Sterling Newman Central Catholic on Wednesday night. The Fighting Irish were in it until the fourth quarter but never led after the first as Sterling won, 54-39. Seneca bows out at 24-6 overall. A 25-5 season Seneca season in 2012-13 ended with a 45-27 loss to Newman at the 2013 Byron Sectional. “I thought our defense, our team defense, was very, very good,” Newman coach Ray Sharp said, “and made their shots hard. They kicked us on the boards a little bit [25 to 23] ... but we were very aware of their threats, I thought, all night.” Guard Alex Bott’s sixpoint first quarter very nearly allowed the Irish to end it ahead; a last-second, bankedin 3 from Trevor Bolin gave the Comets a 12-11 lead. Their lead grew early in the sec-

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Seneca senior guard Carter Gallick shoots against Newman Central during the first half of Wednesday’s Class 2A sectional in Manlius. ond, which Newman forward Noah McCarty began by scoring six unanswered points. After 3-pointers from Bott and Conlan Callahan drew

Seneca within one again, Sterling rattled off another seven straight points, with McCarty providing four and AJ Sharp hitting a 3. A late

Carter Gallick 3 allowed Seneca to stay within 25-20 at halftime. The good news for Seneca in the third quarter was

that forward Austin Applebee, who had been scoreless in the first half, came alive, scoring nine points. The bad news was that his were the only nine points scored by the Irish. Sterling doubled its lead to 39-29 as Nate Treveer and John Payan hit 3s and Nolan McGinn scored the quarter’s final four points. Three-pointers from Callahan and Bott in the first half of the fourth quarter did little more for the Irish than allow them to tread water. They never got closer than nine points in the fourth as Newman closed out a 14-for14 night at the foul line by making all eight it attempted in the fourth. “I’ve never seen anything like it – both teams shot 100 percent from the free-throw line,” Seneca coach Russell Witte said, “but they got there 11 more times, and the final ended up being a 15-point spread.” Applebee’s 13 points and 15 rebounds were both team highs for Seneca, which got 12 points from Bott and six each from Callahan and Carter Gallick.


Tigers stage late rally to stun Neuqua Valley in regional By CURT HERRON AURORA – Trevor Stumpe only managed four points and played about 12 of the first 24 minutes because of foul troubles in his team’s regional semifinal Wednesday. Not surprisingly, with its big scorer watching much of the contest from the bench, Plainfield North was in trouble with a quarter to go as it faced a 38-26 deficit to Neuqua Valley. However, the Tigers didn’t want to see their season end early and proceeded to stage a comeback with Stumpe scoring 14 points during the last eight minutes. North used a 16-0 run to grab a 46-43 lead but the Wildcats got a 3 to tie things.

That set the stage for a dramatic ending to the game in the Class 4A West Aurora Regional. As time was winding down, Brandon Smeets was short on a 3 but Jake Nowak alertly grabbed the loose ball before it went out of bounds and fed it to Cody Conway, who hit a layup just before the buzzer. The wild ending resulted in North capturing a 48-46 victory over Neuqua to advance it to Friday’s 7 p.m. title game against West Aurora. “Defense kept us in it since our offense was horrible for three quarters,” Tigers coach Bob Krahulik said. “Then in the fourth quarter we played pretty good offensively. Trevor got hot and luckily did so at the right time. The key tonight was Jake , who hit three

3s, and without him, we don’t get back into the game.” Stumpe, who finished with 18 points, drew his third foul early in the second quarter and only played a little over two minutes of the third period before getting his fourth foul. That forced everyone to step up their game and Conway (12 points) responded with three baskets in the second quarter while Nowak (11 points) hit two 3-pointers in the third period. The Tigers (21-7) trailed 22-16 at the break and were still only down 30-26 late in the third before Neuqua (199) closed the quarter with an 8-0 run. Despite Stumpe’s return in the final period, the Wildcats grabbed a 43-30 lead be-

fore North began its run that sparked its comeback win. “I just wanted to get out there and help the team any way that I could,” Stumpe said. “I couldn’t be more proud of Cody, who stepped up the most and had a real big game. And Jake made the save at the end. It was great seeing them do it with defense.” During the key 16-0 run, Stumpe scored 10 points while Nowak scored five and Conway added a free throw. Neuqua tied things at 46 with 48 seconds left when Elijah Robertson hit a 3-pointer. But it was the heads-up play of Nowak and Conway in the final seconds that kept the contest from going to overtime. “We knew with Trevor

in foul trouble that we had to keep it somewhat close,” Nowak said. “As long as we kept it close, we knew we could get back into it. On the last play I was just trying to save the ball to see if we could get an extra shot and Cody was there and got it.” Conway’s only bucket of the final half was the culmination of a determined effort by the Tigers to make sure that they would play another day. “I saw Jake going for the loose ball and he made a great effort to grab it,” Conway said. “He threw it right into my hands and I just put it up since I was worried about the time. Once Trevor went out we knew that we had to step up in order to keep in the game.”






WOMEN’S BASKETBALL Gonnering all-conference: For the third time in as many years, University of St. Francis junior Katie Gonnering has been named to the All-Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference women’s basketball first team. Gonnering was the CCAC’s second-leading scorer and third-most prolific rebounder this past season as she averaged 20.9 points and 10.1 boards. She also topped the conference with a .553 field goal percentage. She ranked third in offensive rebounding (4.7), as well as seventh in scoring, 11th in field goal percentage and 14th in total rebounding.

defeated Ashland, 11-1, at Auburndale, Fla., then faced Webber International at Babson Park, Fla., in a game suspended by rain after eight innings with the score tied, 3-3. USF (7-8) scored 10 runs in the final three innings en route to the win over NCAA Division II Ashland (5-2). Joe Ruge went 2-for-2, including the game-ending single, walked twice and was hit by a pitch. Junior righthander Mike Chimera earned his first victory as he went the distance, scattering nine hits over seven innings.

No. 7 Grand Valley State 12, Lewis 5: At Winter Haven, Fla., Lewis (4-4) fell behind 12-0 before the bats came alive. Jared Pyatt singled in a three-run seventh inning and drove home a run in the eighth.

COLLEGE SOFTBALL USF loses twice: At Clermont, Fla., St. Francis lost to Grace College, 7-3, and to Hannibal-LaGrange, 3-2. Natalie Ward and Kaley Jendraszak (Lincoln-Way East) each had two hits in the first game and three on the day. Lexi Southall (Wilmington) homered in Game 1. In the nightcap, doubles by Tori Johnson (Joliet Catholic), Jendraszak and Taylor Schroeder (Lincoln-Way Central)

put the Saints ahead 2-0 early on. Johnson added another double later but Ward was thrown out at the plate on the play.

WOMEN’S TENNIS Evangel 5, USF 4: The St. Francis doubles teams of Leah Fuessel (Lincoln-Way East) and Danielle Hoffman and Ewelina Szwed (Romeoville)-Devan Trueba won, and Szwed and Ashley Golda (Lincoln-Way Central) were victorious in singles.

Lewis 5, No. 14 Fresno Pacific 4: Zsofia Kranczicki won two matches, including her 100th career singles victory, to help the visiting Flyers (4-2) to the upset. Kranczicki paired with Zsofia Lanstiak in doubles. Megan Nguyen and Ana Banic won at No. 2 doubles, and Banic also prevailed at No. 3 singles. The deciding match came down to No. 6 singles, where Lewis’ Kendra Mills beat Megan Lee, 6-1, 6-0.

MEN’S TENNIS Grand Valley State 8, USF 1: At Orlando, Fla., Boris Peshev scored St. Francis’ lone win at No. 3 singles.

No. 10 Fresno Pacific 6, Lewis 3: Armand Levandi earned two of the three victories for Lewis (2-4). He teamed with Erik Aunapuu at No. 1 doubles and also won at No. 1 singles.

AREA SPORTS SCHEDULE FRIDAY’S EVENTS Girls Basketball Class 3A state semifinals at Illinois State University: Montini vs. Burlington Central, 12:15 p.m.; Joliet Catholic vs. Quincy Notre Dame, 2 p.m. Boys Basketball Regional Finals Class 4A Plainfield Central Regional: Marian Catholic vs. Providence, 7 p.m. Class 4A Lincoln-Way Cen-

tral Regional: Thornton vs. Homewood-Flossmoor, 7 p.m. Class 4A Bloom Regional: Bloom vs. Joliet Central, 7 p.m. Class 4A Plainfield East Regional: Bolingbrook vs. Geneva, 7 p.m. Class 4A Aurora West Regional: Aurora West vs. Plainfield North, 7 p.m. Class 3A Plano Regional: Joliet Catholic vs. Tinley Park/ Plano winner, 7 p.m. Class 3A Prairie Central

Regional: Morris vs. Pontiac, 7 p.m. Class 3A Kankakee Regional: Rich East/Bishop McNamara winner vs. Rich South/Peotone winner, 7 p.m. Sectional Finals Class 2A Westville Sectional: Paris vs. Reed-Custer, 7 p.m. Class 2A Bureau Valley Sectional: Immaculate Conception vs. Sterling Newman Central Catholic, 7 p.m.

GLENDALE, Ariz. – Matt Davidson is going to strike out a lot. Get used to it. He’s also going to hit it out of the park a lot if he continues on this same path that projects him to be an everyday third baseman in the major leagues. Perhaps this season. He reminds Jim Thome of a young third baseman he once knew as a kid. That would be Thome himself, who went on to hit 612 career homers. He also struck out 2,548 times. “I can’t say it never bothered me because striking out is failure,” Thome said Wednesday. “But as you age, you realize it’s part of the game. There is upside to his game, and that’s power. Instantly, he can put runs on the board with one swing. That’s what I tried to remember. Yeah, I might


Pie incident follows Coghlan By GORDON WITTENMYER MESA, Ariz. – Did you hear the one about the outfielder who got hurt pushing a towel full of shaving cream into a teammate’s face? It left a pie hole in the lineup. Or how about this one: Why does Chris Coghlan take a cookie to bed every night? Because pies give him nightmares. All right, maybe it’s not so funny. Coghlan, one of the Cubs’ new outfielders, could tell you that much. “Me and Kendrys [Morales],” he said. “People made fun of us all the time in the media.” On July 25, less than two months after the Los Angeles Angels’ Morales suffered a serious ankle injury on his highly publicized walk-off celebration in 2010, Coghlan suffered a season-ending

knee injury when he tried to slam a pie on Marlins teammate Wes Helms’ face during a postgame interview. Coghlan didn’t know anything was wrong until he reached the dugout after coming back for a more successful second attempt. And it wasn’t until an MRI exam the next day that he found out he’d need surgery. “It was crushing,” he said. “I was just starting to perform better. And we were playing better. It was just tough.” As he filled the towel with shaving cream that day in Miami, he was a 25-yearold big-league leadoff hitter eight months removed from the National League Rookie of the Year Award. He was hitting .312 since May with a .395 on-base percentage and .875 on-base-plus-slugging percentage.

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WESTVILLE – After winning their first regional title since 2004 last Friday, the Reed-Custer’s boys basketball team faced the daunting task of taking on St. Joe-Ogden, the No. 5 team in the AP’s Class 2A poll, in the semifinals of the Westville Sectional. The Comets (19-11) don’t seem to want their season to come to an end, as they pulled off the upset Wednesday, defeating St. Joe-Ogden, 77-72, in overtime. Reed-Custer moves on to play Paris at 7 p.m. Friday night for the sectional crown.

COLLEGE BASEBALL USF 11, Ashland 1: St. Francis

strike out two, three times in a game, but there might be one time where I get that big extra-base hit that scores three runs with one swing.” No one is comparing Davidson, a right-handed hitter, to the lefty-swinging Thome, who is destined for the Hall of Fame. If the Sox get a steady production line of 20-plus homers and 70 to 80 RBIs from the highly thought-of prospect for years to come, they’ll be glad they traded closer Addison Reed for him. “You look at his age, there’s a lot of upside,” said Thome, a special assistant to general manager Rick Hahn. “I like his size (6-foot-2, 225 pounds). But the thing that stands out is his power. A young, good-looking power bat.” The Sox are giving Davidson a good look in the desert. The most logical scenario has him starting the season in the minor leagues.

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Noah records 3rd triple-double By JOE COWLEY AUBURN HILLS, Mich. – The love is nice. Even Joakim Noah couldn’t deny that after registering triple-double No. 3 of the season in the Bulls’ 105-94 win over the Detroit Pistons on Wednesday night, and again hearing all the praise about his play on a national level. If only the love mattered to Noah. “It feels good, but I know that just as much as people can put you on a pedestal and say, ‘Oh man, you’re doing great,’ in a week just like that it can go away,” Noah said, after scoring 10 points, grabbing 11 rebounds and handing out 11 assists. “I don’t take that for granted, and I try to just focus on what’s important because if you focus on that, on the praise, then I think it just makes things harder.” And Noah is all about simple these days. Maybe that’s why the Bulls (34-27) are 8-2 over their past 10 games. Keep it simple, especially in the fourth, by keeping the ball in Noah’s hands and letting the offense run through the center. “If not [Derrick Rose], yeah, [Noah’s] one of the most valuable pieces we’ve got,” Taj Gibson said after the win. “He does so many different things for us. Defensively-wise, offensively-wise, he just finds any way to win.

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THe Bulls center Joakim Noah reacts after a play during the second half Wednesday against the Pistons in Auburn Hills, Mich. Noah had a triple-double as the Bulls defeated the Pistons, 105-94. If he can’t do anything else his energy is one of the main things that helps us out.” The energy is nice, but it was his play-making that again was front-and center, as the Bulls turned a close game heading into the fourth into a lesson on why the Bulls are the Bulls, and the Pistons are, well, just not a disciplined team. Discipline teams don’t rack up two technicals by arguing calls. Discipline teams don’t allow their $14 million-a-year player in Josh Smith to continue to take

head-scratching shots on his way to a 6-for-21 display. And discipline teams don’t shoot 2 for 11 (18.2 percent) from beyond the 3-point line. So of course it was easy for Noah to take over in the final 12 minutes, as the two-time All-Star scored eight points and had five assists to complete the triple-double. There was a will, and the Pistons (24-37) are just the type of team not to get in the way. “I think that’s one of our strengths, our will,” Noah said.

George Mason at La Salle, 7 p.m., NBCSN Iowa at Michigan State, 8 p.m., ESPN UCLA at Washington, 8 p.m., ESPN2 Hawaii at UC Santa Barbara, 8 p.m., FS1 Butler at DePaul, 8 p.m., ESPNU Southern Cal at Washington St., 10 p.m., ESPNU Pro basketball Miami at San Antonio, 7 p.m., TNT

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WHAT TO WATCH Golf PGA Tour-WGC, Cadillac Championship, first round, at Doral, Fla., noon, TGC PGA Tour, Puerto Rico Open, first round, at Rio Grande, Puerto Rico (same-day tape), 5:30 p.m., TGC Men’s college basketball Memphis at Cincinnati, 6 p.m., ESPN LSU at Vanderbilt, 6 p.m., ESPN2 Penn St. at Northwestern, 6 p.m., ESPNU Villanova at Xavier, 6 p.m., FS1

WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA St. Louis 61 41 14 6 88 204 141 Blackhawks 63 36 13 14 86 215 170 Colorado 63 40 17 5 85 192 166 Minnesota 62 34 21 7 75 153 150 Dallas 63 29 23 10 68 175 175 Winnipeg 64 30 26 7 67 176 181 Nashville 62 26 26 10 62 151 188 Pacific Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Anaheim 62 43 14 5 91 202 150 San Jose 62 39 17 6 84 188 151 Los Angeles 63 35 22 6 76 152 134 Vancouver 63 28 25 10 66 150 166 Phoenix 61 27 23 11 65 169 180 Calgary 61 23 31 7 53 141 185 Edmonton 62 20 34 8 48 154 204 EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Boston 61 39 17 5 83 192 138 Montreal 63 34 22 7 75 160 154 Tampa Bay 62 34 23 5 73 179 160 Toronto 64 32 23 8 74 186 193 Detroit 61 28 21 12 68 162 169 Ottawa 61 27 23 11 65 174 199 Florida 62 23 32 7 53 152 201 Buffalo 61 18 35 8 44 124 183 Metropolitan Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Pittsburgh 61 41 16 4 86 195 150 Philadelphia 63 33 24 6 70 174 180 N.Y. Rangers 63 33 26 3 69 162 157 Columbus 62 32 25 5 69 184 172 Washington 63 29 24 10 68 184 186 New Jersey 63 27 23 13 67 152 153 Carolina 61 26 26 9 61 151 173 N.Y. Islanders64 24 32 8 56 176 215 Two points for win, one point for OT loss Wednesday’s Results Toronto 3, N.Y. Rangers 2, OT Philadelphia 6, Washington 4 Ottawa at Calgary (n) Montreal at Anaheim (n) Thursday’s Games Columbus at Blackhawks, 7 p.m. Washington at Boston, 6 p.m. Los Angeles at Winnipeg, 6 p.m. Colorado at Detroit, 6:30 p.m. Buffalo at Tampa Bay, 6:30 p.m. St. Louis at Nashville, 7 p.m. Vancouver at Dallas, 7:30 p.m. Montreal at Phoenix, 8 p.m. N.Y. Islanders at Edmonton, 8:30 p.m. Pittsburgh at San Jose, 9:30 p.m. Friday’s Games N.Y. Rangers at Carolina, 6 p.m. New Jersey at Detroit, 6:30 p.m. Buffalo at Florida, 6:30 p.m. N.Y. Islanders at Calgary, 8 p.m. Pittsburgh at Anaheim, 9 p.m.

NBA EASTERN CONFERENCE Central Division W L Pct Indiana 46 15 .767 Bulls 34 27 .550 Detroit 24 37 .400 Cleveland 24 38 .387 Milwaukee 12 48 .203 Atlantic Division W L Pct Toronto 33 26 .559 Brooklyn 30 29 .508 New York 22 40 .344 Boston 20 41 .333 Philadelphia 15 46 .246 Southeast Division W L Pct Miami 43 15 .751 Washington 32 29 .517 Charlotte 28 33 .450 Atlanta 26 32 .448 Orlando 19 44 .306 WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division W L Pct San Antonio 44 16 .733 Houston 42 19 .683 Dallas 36 26 .590 Memphis 34 26 .576 New Orleans 24 37 .383 Northwest Division W L Pct Oklahoma City 46 15 .754 Portland 41 19 .683 Minnesota 30 30 .500 Denver 26 34 .424 Utah 21 40 .350 Pacific Division W L Pct L.A. Clippers 42 20 .672 Golden State 38 24 .607 Phoenix 35 25 .593 L.A. Lakers 22 39 .350 Sacramento 21 40 .305

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Wednesday’s Results Bulls 105, Detroit 94 Houston 101, Orlando 89 Washington 104, Utah 91 Charlotte 109, Indiana 87 Brooklyn 103, Memphis 94 Golden State 108, Boston 88 Denver 115, Dallas 110 New York 118, Minnesota 106 Sacramento 117, Milwaukee 102 Atlanta at Portland (n) Thursday’s Games Miami at San Antonio, 7 p.m. Oklahoma City at Phoenix, 8 p.m. L.A. Clippers at L.A. Lakers, 9:30 p.m. Friday’s Games Memphis at Bulls, 6 p.m. Cleveland at Charlotte, 6 p.m. Sacramento at Toronto, 6 p.m. Brooklyn at Boston, 6:30 p.m. Utah at New York, 6:30 p.m. Detroit at Minnesota, 7 p.m. Milwaukee at New Orleans, 7 p.m. Portland at Dallas, 7:30 p.m. L.A. Lakers at Denver, 8 p.m. Indiana at Houston, 8:30 p.m. Atlanta at Golden State, 9:30 p.m.

MLB SPRING TRAINING Wednesday’s Results Colorado (ss) 7, Cubs 5 San Diego 8, White Sox 0 Pittsburgh 6, Toronto 4 Detroit 3, Houston 0 Washington 11, N.Y. Mets (ss) 5 Atlanta 2, Philadelphia 2, tie St. Louis 8, Boston 6 Tampa Bay 5, N.Y. Yankees 4 Miami 5, N.Y. Mets (ss) 2, 10 inn. Milwaukee 7, Oakland 2 Cleveland 8, Seattle 5 Colorado (ss) 8, Texas 2 San Francisco 3, L.A. Angels 2 Kansas City 6, Arizona 5 Baltimore at Minnesota, 6:05 p.m. L.A. Dodgers at Cincinnati (n)

Thursday’s Games Seattle at White Sox (ss), 2:05 p.m. Cubs at Cleveland, 2:05 p.m. White Sox (ss) at Kansas City, 2:05 p.m. Tampa Bay at Baltimore, 12:05 p.m. Philadelphia (ss) at Detroit, 12:05 p.m. St. Louis at Minnesota, 12:05 p.m. N.Y. Mets at Houston, 12:05 p.m. N.Y. Yankees at Philadelphia (ss), 12:05 p.m. Toronto at Pittsburgh, 12:05 p.m. Boston at Miami, 12:05 p.m. L.A. Dodgers at L.A. Angels, 2:05 p.m. Colorado at Milwaukee, 2:05 p.m. Texas at San Diego, 2:05 p.m. Cincinnati at San Francisco, 2:05 p.m. Oakland at Arizona, 2:10 p.m. Washington at Atlanta, 5:05

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Kathy Wagner ends “Of Sojourners on the Narrow Road” with this: “Since Kyle wanted everyone who attended his funeral to receive a copy of ‘Heaven,’ we want you to have one also.” Wagner said to email her at and she will mail a copy. For information on Wagner’s book, visit www.


n 2005, Kyle Wagner of Joliet, then 22 and dying from muscular dystrophy, had one reason for telling his story. Kyle wanted people to know they could overcome any challenge – as long as they trusted God. So he shared his story with The Herald-News, which printed an article about his journey. Kyle died three years later on Thanksgiving Day, but it was not until two years after Kyle’s death that his mother, Kathy Wagner of Joliet, wife of Carl Wagner, senior pastor at First Church of God in Joliet, considered writing a book about Kyle’s life. Wagner’s initial thought in penning “Of Sojourners on the Narrow Road,” was to preserve Kyle’s memory and to share with family and friends cherished anecdotes from her son’s short life. “I was sitting down with my daughter-in-law and telling her stories about Kyle and she said, ‘You need to write these things down,’ ” Kathy said. “That put the idea in my head because we have such short memories. We forget. I can’t even remember a lot of the stories I told her at the time. Even in Biblical times, God would tell Joshua to collect some rocks and build a memorial to remember.” But Kathy, who finds writing a distasteful chore, saw her intentions change as she delved into the project. She wanted the example of Kyle’s life – what he believed and how he chose to live those beliefs – to affect others experiencing devastating challenges. “Sometimes we feel like we have nothing to offer,” Kathy said. “Kyle showed me that

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Kathy Wagner of Joliet poses with a copy of her book that she wrote in memory of her son, Kyle Wagner. Kyle suffered from muscular dystrophy and died Thanksgiving Day 2008. we can be in a state of almost total helplessness and still influence people. There’s no excuse for not doing anything.” Except for slow-to-develop motor skills, nothing in Kyle’s early development hinted at Duchenne muscular dystrophy, an inherited and progressive fatal muscle disorder affecting only boys – until Kyle turned 6 and had trouble climbing stairs. And yet, Kyle accepted his diagnosis with a “God, if you want me to have muscular dystrophy, it’s all right with me,” Kathy wrote. Still, Kyle wondered how he would lift heavy objects once he was a father. His parents didn’t have the heart to tell their young son he would never be a dad. Kyle was in junior high when Kathy realized God would not deliver a miraculous healing. “When you get the news that your child is going to

die,” Kathy said, “you know your life is not going to be that white picket fence.” By age 10, Kyle was wheelchair bound; at 12, he wore braces and underwent surgery to cut apart tendons to stop his feet from turning inward; at 13, Kyle had scoliosis. None of the above stopped Kyle from acting as scorekeeper and assistant coach for a baseball team at the former Christian Youth Center in Joliet. “His opinion and suggestions about team strategy, regarded as valuable to the success of the team, soothed the sting of his inability to physically play ball,” Kathy wrote in her book. The “takeaways” in Kyle’s life continued: morphine to control pain, machines to ease breathing, audio tapes when holding a book became

impossible and a diet of liquid nutritional supplements once his deteriorating muscles could no longer process food. Email communication, with a mouse and computer in his bed, replaced his weakened voice. Kyle served as honorary best man at his brother Josh Wagner’s wedding. He watched the festivities via remote camera and wrote a speech that someone else read. A simple nose bleed could take hours to stop. Electrical outages were deadly. Simple respiratory viruses quickly morphed into serious pneumonia. Visitors, Kathy said, begged to pray for Kyle. But Kyle, she said, would respond, “I’m closer to death than you are. How may I bless you?” And bless others Kyle did. He sponsored a child in a Third World country with part of his disability income.

He bought and distributed countless copies of Randy Alcorn’s “Heaven.” He not only prayed for others, he periodically contacted them with words of encouragement. “People need hope. It’s what drives us,” Kathy said. “Without hope, we’re lost.” A social worker from Joliet Area Community Hospice helped arrange a telephone conversation with Alcorn, Kathy said. At first, Kathy said, Alcorn’s secretary refused the idea until she learned that Kyle had talked about “Heaven” in The Herald-News article. “The secretary asked her to fax a copy of it over to her,” Kathy wrote. “After reading the article, Randy agreed to the phone call.” Although Kyle tirelessly promoted the notion of God calling individuals to distinct purposes and the anticipation of heaven, even Kyle himself comprehended that, ultimately, only faith could make sense of his “uncharted territory.” “It can be very difficult to know things are out of your control,” Kyle said in 2005, “but you just have to accept it. It doesn’t help to get angry about it. I understand there is a plan, even though I don’t understand what that plan is, even though it is not easy.”

KYLE SHOWED ME THAT WE CAN BE IN A STATE OF ALMOST TOTAL HELPLESSNESS AND STILL INFLUENCE PEOPLE.” Kathy Wagner, author of “Of Sojourners on the Narrow Road,” based on her son’s life, who died of muscular dystrophy

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Scouts attend annual retreat

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On Feb. 15, 33 Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts and 20 Scout leaders attended the annual Scout retreat at St. Raymond’s Cathedral in Joliet. The Rev. Stephen Eickhoff of St. Mary Immaculate Parish in Plainfield led the retreat. The day’s topic was friendship and included Mass and lunch. After the retreat, several youth stayed to discuss their Scouting achievements and their work in the Catholic Youth Medal Award program with the adult leaders in Boards of Review.

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Pope defensive on sex abuse as commission decreases By NICOLE WINFIELD The Associated Press VATICAN CITY – Pope Francis is coming under increasing criticism that he simply doesn’t get it on sex abuse. Three months after the Vatican announced a commission of experts to study best practices on protecting children, no action has been taken, no members appointed, no statute outlining the commission’s scope approved. Francis hasn’t met with any victims, hasn’t moved to oust a bishop convicted in 2012 of failing to report a suspected abuser, and on Wednesday insisted that the church had been unfairly attacked on abuse, using the defensive rhetoric of the Vatican from a decade ago. Victims’ advocates cried foul, saying his tone was archaic and urging Francis to show the same compassion he offers the sick, the poor and disabled to people who were raped by priests when they were children. “Under Pope Francis the Vatican continues to deny its role in creating and maintaining a culture where upholding the reputation of the church is prioritized over the safety of children,” said Maeve Lewis, executive director of the Irish abuse support group One in Four.

To be sure, Francis adores children like a father – it’s on display every Wednesday during his general audience – and he has continued to defrock pedophile priests. But unlike Pope Benedict XVI, he has rarely spoken out about abuse, indicating it clearly has not been a priority in his first year as pope. Instead, he has focused on introducing the world to his merciful vision of the church and reforming the Vatican bureaucracy. The Vatican spokesman, the Rev. Federico Lombard, said such reforms had delayed getting the commission off the ground but there was no doubt it would and would eventually propose new initiatives to protect children and be a model for the church and society at large. “I’m waiting for it, and I hope with all my heart [and I know that qualified experts have been contacted in an exploratory way to see if they would be available],” Lombardi said in an email. To date, Francis has only spoken out a few times on abuse and his toughest words weren’t even pronounced. On Jan. 31, Francis did mention his new sex abuse commission in a speech to the Vatican’s Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, which handles sex abuse cases.

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FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 1000 S. Washington Street, Lockport (815) 838-1017 Rev. Joseph Kim, Pastor Sunday School 9:00 Young Womens Club 9:00 Worship 10:30 Coffee hour after worship Handicap Accessible Open Hearts. Open Minds. Open Doors. Email: www.lumclockport,org

ST. JOHN THE EVANGELIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH LOCKPORT Sunday Service Schedule: 8:00 a.m. & 10:30 a.m. Formation 9:15 a.m. Weekday Services: Wed. 9:30 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. 312 East 11th Street, Lockport Phone: 815-834-1168

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The Joliet City Center Lutheran Parish 143rd Year of Faith & Service in Missouri Synod Downtown Joliet 310 N. Broadway, Joliet 55 W. Benton St., Joliet 60432 (815) 722-3567 (at Ottawa st.) (815) 722-4800 • The Rev. Keith Forni, STS, Pastor 9:00am Sunday Holy Communion Sunday Service at 8:00 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. 10:00am Sunday School / Bible Study Sunday School and Bible Class at 9:30 a.m. 11:00am Misa Bilingüe Sunday Service on WJOL 1340 AM at 10 a.m. Tues. 10:00am Morning Prayer The Reverend Karl Hess, Pastor & Bible Study Wed. 2:00pm-4:00pm Blessing Bench Food Pantry Members of Evangelical 416 N. Chicago St., Joliet • 815-727-9378 Lutheran Church Saturday 4:00pm in America & Lutheran CORE Sunday 8:30, 10:00 & 11:30am Weekdays 8:30am • BETHLEHEM

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BRIDGE by Phillip Alder

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Aristotle Onassis said, “Don’t sleep too much. If you sleep three hours less each night for a year, you will have an extra month and a half in which to succeed.” I wonder if he tried that plan, but fell asleep on the job. A bridge player cannot afford to sleep at the table. He should count winners and losers, and watch all of the cards as they are played. In this deal, the problem is South’s extra loser. West leads the spade queen against three hearts. How should South proceed? North had a textbook game-invitational limit raise, showing at least four hearts, 10-12 support points (high-card points plus short-suit points) and eight losers. South guessed well to pass. When the dummy comes down, declarer should count his losers. Here he has one club, one heart and at least two spades. He has only seven sure winners: four hearts, two diamonds and one club. South should play a low spade from the dummy at the first two tricks. East is bound to have the ace and might be forced to play it. Here, though, the defenders take the first three tricks. Then East shifts to a low club. What next? Declarer has gained an eighth winner, his last spade. But he still has five losers: three spades, one heart and one club. How can he eliminate that club loser? South must immediately take three diamond tricks. He cashes his diamond ace, plays a diamond to dummy’s jack, and discards his club jack on the diamond king. Then declarer plays trumps and claims.

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Reading obituaries may comfort lonely heart Dear Abby: “Still Alive in San Diego” in a previous column said she reads the obituaries every day and feels somehow disappointed when she doesn’t see a name she recognizes. She asked if it was “weird” and you told her yes, that it seemed like a lack of empathy. I don’t agree. What’s happening is this woman is lonely and the activity has become the hub of her day. It gives her something – sadly – to look forward to and a sense of closeness to her acquaintances when she recognizes their names. My advice to her would be to find another way to fill the void and not obsess about the obits. Joining a club or taking up a physical activity would allow her to meet people. I’m betting she will feel less of a need to connect to the obituaries if she expands her social circle to include the living. – Been There, Too, In Rhode Island Dear Been There, Too: Your point is well-stated, and it was echoed by other readers who, like you, read between the lines of “Still

DEAR ABBY Jeanne Phillips Alive’s” short letter. Read on: Dear Abby: If the letter-writer is ill, disabled, elderly or has outlived most of her companions, it might explain her “letdown” when no one she knows appears in the obituaries. Seeing a familiar name may bring back memories of better times and make her feel more connected to the outside world. – Julie In Wisconsin Dear Abby: An obituary is more than a death announcement. It tells a story. It’s often the last memory loved ones have of someone cherished, and it’s the deceased’s introduction to a sea of strangers. Obituaries are scrapbooked and prized, and researched for generations by genealogists, historians and relatives looking to complete their family tree. A well-done obituary is the final word on how a person is remem-

bered. – Sandy In Pennsylvania Dear Abby: Some people, whether or not they live and associate with friends and family, feel a certain emptiness in their lives and look for different ways to feel SOMEthing emotionally. Finding the name of someone they know, especially in an obituary, where some of the person’s biography is included, provides the opportunity to feel compassion toward that individual or even feel grateful to still be alive. Not finding a familiar name can seem like a missed opportunity to experience that. – Loyal Reader, Arlington, Va. Dear Abby: Please tell “Still Alive” she isn’t alone. I have often wondered why I look through the obituaries half-hoping to see someone I know. I suspect it may be similar to how people slow down to view a car wreck. I’m a sympathetic, caring person; I don’t consider myself weird or cold-blooded. – Empathizing In Honolulu • Write Dear Abby at www.

Medications that affect balance can usually be substituted Dear Doctor K: You’ve mentioned that some medications affect balance. Which ones? If a drug I’m taking is affecting my balance, what can I do about it? Dear Reader: There are enough of them that I don’t have space to mention them all. Medicines that affect balance in some people may not do so in you. In fact, most people can take medicines that can cause balance problems, without having the medicines affect their balance. If you already have problems with balance, whenever your doctor recommends a new medicine, ask if it will affect your balance. If so, is there a better alternative? The real concern here is falling. Falls are more likely when medicines affect not only balance but also vision, or if they impair alertness or judgment. Some medications may damage the inner ear, which can cause temporary or permanent balance problems. Often, it’s the sheer number of medicines, rather than a single drug, that causes problems. Taking many medications at the same time can boost the severity and frequency of side effects. Older adults are especially vulnerable, because drugs are absorbed

ASK DOCTOR K Anthony L. Komaroff and broken down differently as we age. Unfortunately, many of the most commonly prescribed drugs can play a role in falls. This possible side effect must be weighed against the other health benefits of the drugs. The lengthy list includes drugs from the following categories: • Antidepressant and anti-anxiety drugs • Anticholinergic/antispasmodic drugs • Antihistamines • Blood pressure drugs • Antiarrhythmics, vasodilators and digoxin (heart drugs) • Pain relievers such as opioids and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) • Sedatives If you have side effects that affect your balance, vision or state of alertness, talk to your doctor. Ask him or her to review your medications. Bring all your prescription and nonprescription medications and supplements with you. Or at least bring a complete list, including dosages and

how often you take each one. Your doctor may consider different strategies to reduce your risk of falling. These include: • Pruning the list. • Lowering your dose. • Switching to a different drug. • Changing the time of day you take the drug. For example, for many people, blood pressure tends to be low early in the day. So instead of taking a blood pressure medication first thing in the morning, your doctor might suggest taking it later in the day. Redoubling your efforts to make lifestyle changes could also help lower the dose – or entirely eliminate – one or more drugs from your list. You may be able to take lower doses of diabetes and blood pressure drugs, for example, if you step up your exercise and eat better. It may take trial and error for you and your doctor to find the right medicines or the right dose to achieve health benefits, while avoiding the side effects that increase your risk of falls. But it usually can be done successfully.

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

Her mother asked me not to call again Dr. Wallace: My very best friend and I have been close ever since first grade. We are now in the 10th grade. About a month ago, we had a huge blowup because she thought that I was flirting with her boyfriend. I would talk with him at school when he was by himself, but I had no romantic interest in him. A week after our blowup, my friend’s boyfriend dropped her and my friend blamed everything on me. I am totally innocent. I wouldn’t go out with this guy even if he got down on his knees and begged me. My friend hasn’t talked to me since we had our disagreement. I’ve tried to talk to her at school, but she just walks away and acts like I don’t exist. When I call her, her parents say that she refuses to talk to me. The last time I called, her mother asked me not to call her daughter anymore. I still miss my friend, but I don’t know how to get her to talk to me. – Nameless, Orlando, Fla. Dear Nameless: Unfortunately, sometimes we just can’t stop a person from jumping to the wrong conclusion, as your best friend has. You’ve stated your side of the story and she refuses to believe you. This is because she is still feeling great pain over the breakup and blaming someone for it eases the pain a little bit. It’s unfair, and I know this leaves you hurt, angry and frustrated. All I can say is don’t force yourself on your friend. It won’t do any good. Leave her alone for a while and start doing things

’TWEEN 12 & 20 Robert Wallace with other friends and acquaintances. I have a feeling that when her pain subsides and she sees the situation clearly, she’ll realize she has hurt a true friend and make amends. Dr. Wallace: I received a B on an algebra test because I missed 1 out of 10 problems. But the problem that was marked wrong was actually right. I don’t know if the teacher or her assistant corrected the paper. Should I show the teacher that my answer to the problem was right? I don’t want the teacher to be upset if she graded my paper. – Nameless, Anaheim, Calif.

Dear Nameless: Teachers and their assistants are human and sometimes make mistakes. You earned an A and should be rewarded with an A. Show the teacher your test paper. I’m sure she’ll happily correct the error and be pleased that you really earned an A. Teachers love it when students do well on tests. It’s a sign that they’ve done their job. The bigger lesson here is that, if you are certain you’re right and an injustice has occurred, don’t be afraid to stand up for yourself. • Dr. Robert Wallace welcomes questions from readers. Although he is unable to reply to all of them individually, he will answer as many as possible in this column. Email him at




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ABOVE: Sparkling icicles drape from an iceberg in Cierva Cove. BELOW: An arched iceberg, large enough to pilot a small boat through, is seen in Gouvernoren Harbor.

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Two gunmen form an uneasy alliance to hunt down an outlaw. Å (2:30) 8:00 p.m. SYFY ››› “Men in Black” (1997, Action) Tommy Lee Jones, Will Smith. Premiere. Secret agents monitor extraterrestrial activity on Earth. (2:00) 9:00 p.m. FX ››› “Captain America: The First Avenger” (2011, Action) Chris Evans, Hayley Atwell. Capt. America battles the evil HYDRA organization. (2:30)

BEST BETS ± 7:30 p.m. NBC 5 Parks and Recreation: Leslie’s (Amy Poehler) attempt to get the wall between Pawnee and Eagleton taken down has unexpected results. Tom and Ben (Aziz Ansari, Adam Scott) try to secure some corporate sponsorship for the department’s benefit concert. Ron (Nick Offerman) finds a new workplace hobby in the new episode “The Wall.”

± 8 p.m. WGN 9 Reign: Mary (Adelaide Kane) tries to balance her personal desires and the good

of the nation in deciding whom to marry, but she wasn’t counting on Francis (Toby Regbo) returning to court with Lola (Anna Popplewell) at his side. The arrival of Mary’s mother (Amy Brenneman), who has her own agenda for her daughter, complicates things further.

± 8 p.m. on USA Suits: Mixing business with pleasure gets Harvey (Gabriel Macht) caught between Jessica and Scottie (Gina Torres, Abigail Spencer) in this new episode. Mike (Patrick J. Adams) uses a case to exorcise some old demons and finds himself reliving painful times.

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CABINETRY SALES / DESIGNER Experience a must. To apply contact 815-634-8797 Driver Now hiring MOVERS and DRIVERS with valid Class C lic. Training provided. Heavy lifting involved. Wages + tips TWO MEN AND A TRUCK 815-609-6200 12407 Rhea Dr, Plainfield, IL

DRIVERS - CLASS A CDL Established medium size dedicated carrier in business for over 30 years looking for experienced Class A CDL Drivers with 2 recent years experience. HOME WEEKLY DIRECT DEPOSIT $0.40 per mile 2500-3200 miles per week Health Ins/401K/Vac Pay Great Dedicated Runs for the Right Drivers

Call: 847-305-0093 GENERAL LABOR, advancement opportunity, specialized cleaning & recycling co. $15-20 hr, paid training, physical labor, respirator use, travel required. Background checks and drug testing. Fax resume: 815-254-9558

The City of Joliet is accepting applications for one part-time Floor Machine Operator / Custodian ($14.29/hour) and one part-time Custodian ($13.46/ hour). Successful candidates should be experienced in general custodial duties with carpet and floor care preferred. MUST HAVE NO CRIMINAL HISTORY. Hours are generally Monday through Friday and will average approximately 25 hrs/week. Complete job descriptions and applications are available on the City's website: or at City Hall, 150 W. Jefferson St., Joliet, IL 60432. Application deadline is March 7, 2014 at 4:30 p.m. EQUAL OPPORTUNITY / REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION EMPLOYER

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

School Bus Drivers Joliet Township High School is accepting applications for the position: PT School Bus Drivers. Earn $14.70/hr.

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DENTAL ASSISTANT PT for W. Joliet office. Please call: 815-725-1605 or fax: 815-725-1654 Health Care Long Term Exp required. Nurses and CNA's all shifts. Apply in person at Lakewood Center, 14716 S. Eastern Ave, Plainfield, IL 60544 The Herald-News Classified It works. Being the FIRST to grab reader's attention makes your item sell faster!

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3 HO Train Sets – 2 Small & 1 Large Tyco Pass Sets – All New Small - $20 each, Large - $40 815-462-3490

APPLIANCES – KENMORE White 30” Microwave, White 30” gas stove, Great Condition! $75/each OBO. 708-460-5384

Antique American Glass Sale

Chest Freezer 47”L x 27”W x 30”D Good Condition - $100/OBO 815-467-4796

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Nativity Set – Avon Porcelain, 14 piece set includes stable & angel, from the 80's, Beautiful Condition - $250 773-315-1700

Nightstand – Oak One Drawer, 2 Shelves $40. 815-729-4336 Oak & Wicker bathroom mirror w/matching shelf towel holder $25 815-436-4222 Oak Corner Entertainment Center 60”W x 76”H side cabinets w/top glass doors, bottom roll out shelf and a 36” TV Included. Exc. Cond. $200/obo. 815-458-3543

Sponsored by 20-30-40 Society Mar. 8; 10-5 & Mar 9; 11-4 Concord Plaza Midwest Conference Center 401 W Lake St., Northlake, IL Info: 630-851-4504

CRIB-TODDLER BED Baby Tenda Crib w/ Door, Mattress, coverts to toddler bed, Excellent Condition - $95/OBO 815-439-1429

Vintage Bistro Set - Round, wood table top w/ wrought iron pedestal, 4 ice cream chairs - $400 815-529-0459 10am-3pm

(8) Hand Saws Vintage, excl. Gently Used Scrubs tops, pants, jackets, shoes & socks cond. $10/ea. 815-436-4222 to match, Size M, 130 pieces, Bayonet Adult Folding Walker - $55. $150 for all. 815-207-4151 M-1, Rare w/Frog from Holland 1940's Baby Crib 815-729-4336 after 3pm Scabbard Matches Frog, Complete Flooring – Great Lakes Finished Solid wood, excellent condition. JACKET ~ WINTER $285. 815-744-6062 Solid Oak Hardwood Flooring, Very usable, $50.00 Calvin Klein, black, size large. from Menards 24 sq. ft. partial box 815-741-3667 Prestine condition, $45.00. new/excellent condition Beer Steins w/ scenes from Doll House – Victorian Style, 815-729-4803 $60/obo. 815-436-6717 Football, Baseball, Fishing, etc. 2 stamps made in 1847, Scott #1, 7 Room, 1 Staircase, 12 Working from the 70's-80's era 1 has cert. of authenticity Get the job you want at Flooring – Great Lakes Finished Windows, 27”H x 29”W x 20”D, $25. 815-436-5171 $300/both 815-588-1105 Solid Oak Hardwood Flooring, $250/OBO. 815-634-0537 from Menards 24 sq. ft. partial box new/excellent condition Hand Crocheted Afghans $60/obo. 815-436-6717 New, large, $50. Hand embroidered pillow cases, $15/pair. 815-725-2634

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APPLIANCES – KENMORE White 30” Microwave, White 30” gas stove, Great Condition! $75/each OBO. 708-460-5384

Antique Washer Montgomery Ward Ringer Washing Machine – Wooden $250. 815-954-4108

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Saturday, March 8 @ 9:30am

409 E Stevenson Rd, Ottawa Sales will be held indoors climate controlled. Bring a friend. 2 Rings most of the day!! Antiques, Primitives, & Collectibles - 20+ Railroad Lanterns,Caboose Lantern, Railroad Crossing Sign, and other Railroad items, New and Vintage Fishing Items, Sturcto, Nylint, Tonka, Ertl, Ohio Art, Fisher Price, Marx, Erector Set, Barbies, and more Toys, Marbles, Peltier Comic Marbles, Akro Agate Childs Tea Set, Old metal toys, Fountain Pens, Advertising Pencils, Local Advertising, Many Crocks, Mason Jars Beer Advertising, Antique Gas Light Fixtures, Wire Baskets, Nail Keg, Graniteware, Pepsi & Coca Cola Crates, Milk Bottles, Old Pulleys, Oilers, Tins,Antique Fire Extinguishers, Spice Box, Retro Hanging Light, DeKalb Corn Sign, Horse Weather Vane, Cow Dinner Bell, Cast Iron Water Pump, Wash Tubs, Washboards, Wringer Washer, Watering Can, Old Scales, Vintage Fans, Mary Moo Moo Collection, Misc Tools, Knives, Collection of Candlewick, Large amount of Depression Glass-Yellow, Amber, Pink, Green and Blue, Carnival, Milk Glass, Belleek, Fenton, Cut Glass, Etched Glass, Pyrex Nesting Bowl Sets, Misc. Glassware and Kitchenware, Costume Jewelry, Clocks, Miners Lamps, Silverplate Flatware, Yamaha Digital Keyboard, DVD's, CD's Cassette Tapes, VCR Tapes, 100's of Books Antique and New, Sheet Music, Movie Posters, Postcards, Comic Books, Large amount of vintage linens, 1950's Schwinn, Kick N Go Scooter, Tricycle, and much more!! Furniture and Other - Primitive Green Paint Work Bench with Vise, Many Wood Trunks & Chests, 25+ Antique and new Chairs, Primitive Wall Cabinet, Antique Wood Keg, Primitive Dressers & Tables, Retro Porch Chairs, Red Wagon, Retro Red/Chrome Table and Chairs, Oak Phonograph, Square Oak Kitchen Table with Turned Legs, Coke Crate Tables, Display Table, Antique Curved Glass China Cabinet, End Tables, Coffee Table, Kitchen Table and Chairs, Fold Open Kitchen Table and Stool Chairs, Many Lamps, Unique Lyon Aurora IL Metal Storage Racks with Bins, Shepherds Hooks, Metal Yard Art, Plant Stands, Industrial Metal Cart, Industrial Lighting, Bakers Rack, Claw foot Lamp Table, Chalk Boards, Fireplace Mantle, Antique Prints and Frames, Rocking Chairs, Childs Roll Top Desk, Lane Cedar Chest, many pieces of Project Furniture. Terry Redlin Signed & Numbered “Morning Surprise” John Deere Tractor Print Professionally Framed, Terry Redlin Signed & Numbered “Sunday Morning” Print, Terry Redlin “Harvest Moon Ball”, Terry Redlin “Family Tradition”, Hargrove Signed and Numbered Prints, Sandra Kuck Signed and Numbered Prints Professionally Framed. Coins & Currency - 1934 $100 Bill, Many Silver Certificates, $2 bills, Morgan & Peace Dollars, Half Dollars-Barber, Walking Liberty, Franklin, and Kennedy, Washington Silver Quarters, Mercury & Roosevelt Dimes, Buffalo Nickels, Indian Head Pennies some BU, Wheat Pennies, 1802 & 1807 Draped Bust Cent, 1808 Classic Head Cent, 1865 & 1867 2 Cent, 1867 3 Cent, 1853 1/2 Dime, 1821 Dime, 1854, 1857, 1876, & 1877 Dimes, 1854 Seated Quarter, 1876 Quarter, 1893 Columbian Expo Half Dollar, Booker T Half Dollar, and more.

Sellers: Several Local Estates

Terms: Cash, Check, & Credit Card (add 5% Convenience Fee). NO BUYERS PREMIUM!! NO ONLINE BIDDING!! Onsite Indoors Restroom Onsite Food Need an Auction? Call Matt at 815-970-7077 to find out how we can maximize your collection or estate! Matthew Bullock IL Lic#441.0001730 James Dresen IL Lic#441.0001808

Navy scrapbook, never used. in original packaging. $20 815-436-4222

Scanner – Uniden Bearcat BC 95 XLT, New in Box. Police, Weather Alerts, Fire Dept. & Nascar - $75 815-405-1724

Sewing Machine – Singer $30 TV 32” cable ready $40 815-727-2340

Sony AM/FM Cassette Receiver w/ Satellite Radio Controls, Includes Two 3-way 120W Amplifiers, $50. 815-436-8689

Shampoo Bowl/Chair Caprise Tilt Bowl, Backwash Shampoo Unit – Like New, $250. 815-582-4281

Toshiba Laptop model !-135, S-4677. Vista w/all security updates. Microsoft office installed. Microsoft security essentials installed. 815-838-7167 Vantage TV Wall Mount will hold 13”-17” TV, New In Box - $30 815-436-4222 after 3pm

G.K. Backline 115 Bass Amp 175 W. amp, 15” speaker tilt back, carpeted, 55lb box, mint condition - $325 815-212-3649 evenings

Bernerdoodles AKC parents, M/F, $500/ea. Adult Hula Hoops Handmade Fitness & Dance Hoops. 815-743-5703 More info at Cat/Pet Carrier Rubbermaid very $30. 815-793-0549 heavy-duty straps & mesh. Your pet can see out and enjoy the ride. Airline approved as carry-on 16” long/12”wide/12”high Bookcase, 3 shelf $20 815-436-4222 37 1/2” W 36” tall 6 ¼ deep $15 815-436-4222 Cat/Pet Carrier Rubbermaid very heavy-duty straps & mesh. Your Bookcase, 3 shelf pet can see out and enjoy the ride. 37 ½ ” W 36” tall 6 ¼ “ deep Airline approved as carry-on $15 815-436-4222 16” long/12”wide/12”high $20 815-436-4222 Chairs – 2 wing back chairs w/ claw foot legs, turquoise color Dog House with small pattern, 2 for $40 Large, Insulated, Easy Access, 773-315-1700 34”L x 32”W x 30”H, Roof Coffee Table solid wood, matching & Double Floor - $40 end table $45 815-436-4222 815-729-1089 9-5pm


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MOKENA 2BR DUPLEX Near metra, nice yard, city water, half of garage, no pets. $900/mo + security dep. 708-717-5535 Near St. Joseph Hosp, 3BR, 1.5BA Updated kit, clean, decorated, appl, D/W, DR, ceil fans, electric entry. Free heat. 815-744-1155

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

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

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

Minooka – Lakewood Trails Ice Fishing Shanty 6' x 6' x 5' High, Window Waterproof – 4 Holes for Fishing $100. 815-476-7334

Townhome 3 bedroom 1.5 bath central air/heat, patio and yard, access to clubhouse and pool 1yr. lease $1315/mo. + deposit call Matt 708-466-0543

Romeoville Lakewood Falls TH Selection of Kids outdoor toys, Picnic table, ride on toys, duplo blocks & truck, folding table/chair & more $5-$20 815-436-4222

2BR, loft, LR, FR, 2.5 bath, appl. W/D, frplc, $1330/mo + $1330 dep, no pets. 815-254-1257

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

CREST HILL ~ 527 PASADENA 2BR with balcony, appliances incl. Secure bldg, no pets, $950/mo. By Appointment. 815-592-3782

HOUSES AND APARTMENTS 2, 3 & 4 Bedrooms, Call 24/7 815-726-0000 ~ 815-730-1500

JOLIET ~ RIDGEWOOD Remodeled, new kitchen, furnace, 3BR, 2BA, basement, large Yard. 708-650-1176

Joliet - Affordable Cathedral Shorewood ~ Small 3BR, 2BA Studio/1BR, utilities included. Elevator, Laundry, Guest Library, Countryst House. 2.5 car heated gar. C/A, 1 floor laundry, new carpet. Near Bus & Downtown. No pets. 815-744-5141 $105-$140/wk. $455-$607/mo. 815-726-2000

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

Joliet – Large Sleeping Room queen bed, lg. closet, sm. fridge/ freezer, kitchen facilities & laundry included. Clean & Sober Adult Joliet, 3 Br, 1 Ba, $950/mo $450/mo. 815-722-3248 Hardwood flr, priv. pkg., Laundry hookup, Cable ready, Stainless ap- Joliet Room - Big,Clean,Furnished pl., Avail. Now. 815-727-0095. newly renovated, wood flrs, fridge micro or stove, laundry, elevator, Kungs Way, W of St. Joes Hosp. Pretty 2BR, open floor plan, appl, on bus line. $95/wk $412/mo 815-726-2000 A/C, ceil fans, lots of closets, new carpet, free heat . 815-744-5141

LOCKPORT - 225 Bruce Road 2 Bedroom, 1 Bath, water incl. $675/mo. + sec. dep. no pets credit and reference check req'd 630-963-7364 after 5pm. Lockport - Studio Apt. $525/mo. $525/sec. month to month OK no pets. 815-886-4489

Lockport Large 2 Bedroom 2 bath, $800/mo + $800 security deposit, water & garbage included. No Pets. 815-838-8464

Lockport Spacious 2 Bedroom Secure bldg, laundry, off St parking, no pets. $765/mo + dep. 630-983-5255 Lockport-house/apartment, 2 bedroom, 3/4 bath, appliances, porch, patio, shed. $625 plus deposit and water/sewer/garbage. 815-2548990 Minooka - 2 bedroom, Large. living room & kitchen water & cable incl. gas heat,C/A $810/mo.+sec. 815-467-6826 The Herald-News Classified It works.

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PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT COUNTY OF WILL, STATE OF ILLINOIS CITIMORTGAGE, INC., Plaintiff(s), vs. UNKNOWN HEIRS OF AARON RETTERER, LAKEWOOD FALLS COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION INC., DAVID RETTERER, HEIR, CHRISTINA SCHROEDER, HEIR, CARRIE QUINN A/K/A CARRIE RETTERER, HEIR AND ROBERT S. KROCKEY, JOSEPH M. CERNUGEL, THOMAS E. COWGILL AND TIMOTHY A. CLARK AS SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE, UNKNOWN TENANTS, UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NONRECORD CLAIMANTS, Defendant(s). 13CH 3464 PUBLICATION NOTICE The requisite Affidavit for Publication having been filed, notice is hereby given to you: UNKNOWN HEIRS OF AARON RETTERER, NONRECORD CLAIMANTS, UNKNOWN TENANTS and UNKNOWN OWNERS, Defendants in the above entitled suit, that said suit has been commenced in the Circuit Court of Will County, Chancery Division, by the said Plaintiff, against you and other Defendants, praying for foreclosure of a certain Real Estate Mortgage conveying the premises described as follows, to wit: LOT 570 IN LAKEWOOD FALLS UNIT 2, POD 10, BEING A SUBDIVISION OF PART OF THE NORTHEAST 1/4 OF SECTION 1, TOWNSHIP 36 NORTH, RANGE 9, EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED MAY 2, 1995 AS DOCUMENT R95-28400, AS AMENDED BY CERTIFICATE OF CORRECTION RECORDED AUGUST 3, 1995 AS DOCUMENT R95054998, IN WILL COUNTY, ILLINOIS. Tax Number: 06-03-01-212010 commonly known as 13652 SOUTH JANE CIRCLE PLAINFIELD IL 60544; and which said Real Estate Mortgage was made by UNKNOWN HEIRS OF AARON RETTERER, and recorded in the Office of the Will County Recorder as Document Number R2003094175; that Summons was duly issued out of the said Court against you as provided by law, and that the said suit is now pending. Now, therefore, unless you, the said named Defendant, file your answer to the Complaint in the said suit or otherwise make your appearance therein, in the office of the Circuit Court of Will County, located at 57 N. OTTAWA STREET, JOLIET, IL 60432, on or before the March 31, 2014, default may be entered against you at any time after that day and a judgment entered in accordance with the prayer of said Complaint. YOU MAY STILL BE ABLE TO SAVE YOUR HOME. DO NOT IGNORE THIS DOCUMENT. By order of the Chief Judge of

By udge the Circuit Court of the Twelfth Judicial Circuit Court, this case is set for Mandatory Mediation on APRIL 9, 2014, at 11:00 A.M. at the Will County Court, Annex 3rd Floor (Arbitration Center) 57 N. Ottawa Street, Joliet, Illinois. A lender representative will be present along with a court appointed mediator to discuss options that you may have and to pre-screen you for a potential mortgage modification. For further information on the mediation process, please see the attached NOTICE OF MANDATORY MEDIATION. YOU MUST APPEAR ON THE MEDIAITION DATE GIVEN OR YOUR MEDIAITON WILL BE TERMINATED. LAW OFFICES OF IRA T. NEVEL, LLC Ira T. Nevel - ARDC #06185808 175 North Franklin St. Suite 201 Chicago, Illinois 60606 (312) 357-1125 AA # 13-04281 I591881 (Published in the Herald-News February 27, March 6, 13, 2014)

PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT JOLIET, WILL COUNTY, ILLINOIS JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff, vs. ANTONIA L. GRINDSTAFF aka ANTONIA GRINDSTAFF, PNC BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION and CAPITAL ONE BANK (USA), N.A. FKA CAPITAL ONE BANK, Defendants. PROPERTY ADDRESS: 833 THEODORE ST. CREST HILL, IL 60435 13CH 3820 NOTICE BY PUBLICATION NOTICE IS GIVEN YOU, Antonia L. Grindstaff , Defendant, this case has been commenced in this Court against you and others, asking for foreclosure of the Mortgage held by the Plaintiff on the property located at 833 Theodore St., Crest Hill, IL 60435, more particularly described as: The South 193 feet of the West 103 feet of the West 165 feet of the East 660 feet of the Southeast 1/4 of Section 32, Township 36 North, Range 10, East of the Third Principal Meridian, all in Will County, Illinois. Permanent Index Number: 1104-32-420-008-0000 fka 11-0432-420-005-0000 Commonly known as: 833 Theodore St., Crest Hill, IL 60435 YOU MAY STILL BE ABLE TO SAVE YOUR HOME. DO NOT IGNORE THIS DOCUMENT. By order of the Chief Judge of the Circuit Court of the TWELFTH Judicial Circuit, this case is set for Mandatory Mediation on April 9, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at the Will County Court Annex, 57 N. Ottawa St., Joliet, Illinois 60432. A lender representative will be present along with a court appointed mediator to discuss options that you may have and to pre-screen you for a potential mortgage modification. YOU MUST APPEAR ON THE MEDIATION DATE GIVEN OR YOUR RIGHT TO MEDIATION WILL TERMINATE. UNLESS YOU FILE your answer or otherwise file your appearance in this cause in the Office of the Clerk of this Court at the WILL County Courthouse, 14 W. Jefferson St.,

Joliet, IL 60432 on or before April 7, 2014, A JUDGMENT OR DECREE BY DEFAULT MAY BE TAKEN AGAINST YOU FOR RELIEF ASKED IN THE COMPLAINT FOR FORECLOSURE. CLERK OF THE COURT THIS COMMUNICATION IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT, AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. HEAVNER, SCOTT, BEYERS & MIHLAR, LLC Attorneys at Law P. O. Box 740 Decatur, IL 62525 111 East Main Street Decatur, IL 62523 Telephone: (217) 422 1719 I593883 (Published in the Herald-News March 6, 13, 20, 2014)

PUBLIC NOTICE 13-8400-130-pubaff IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT WILL COUNTY, ILLINOIS FREEDOM MORTGAGE CORPORATION, Plaintiff -vsDONALD L. SPARKS, JAN E. SPARKS, REICH, JUMBECK AND ASSOCIATES, LLP, UNKNOWN OWNERS and NONRECORD CLAIMANTS, Defendants 13 CH 4007 NOTICE BY PUBLICATION The requisite affidavit for publication having been filed, notice is hereby given you, DONALD L. SPARKS, JAN E. SPARKS, REICH, JUMBECK AND ASSOCIATES, LLP, UNKNOWN OWNERS and NONRECORD CLAIMANTS, Defendant(s) in the above entitled suit, that the said suit has been commenced in the Twelfth Judicial Circuit Court of Will County, Illinois, by the Plaintiff against you and other defendants, praying for the foreclosure of a certain Mortgage conveying the premises described as follows, to wit: LOT 38, IN UNIT NO. 2, DIXIE ESTATES, A SUBDIVISION OF PART OF THE SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF SECTION 29, AND PART OF THE SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF SECTION 28, ALL IN TOWNSHIP 34 NORTH, RANGE 14, EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED NOVEMBER 18, 1959 IN PLAT BOOK 32, PAGE 15, AS DOCUMENT NUMBER NO. 891578, IN WILL COUNTY, ILLINOIS. Commonly known as: 946 W. Arlington Ln., Crete, IL 60417 Permanent Index No: 23-1529-401-015 and which said Mortgage was made by Donald L. Sparks and Jan E. Sparks, Mortgagor(s), to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. as nominee for Freedom Mortgage Corporation assigned to Freedom Mortgage Corporation, as Mortgagee, and recorded in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds of Will County, Illinois as document No. R2009143992 And for such other relief prayed; that summons was duly issued out of the said Twelfth Judicial Circuit Court against you as provided by law, and that the said suit is now pending. YOU MAY STILL BE ABLE TO SAVE YOUR HOME. DO NOT IGNORE THIS DOCUMENT. By order of the Chief Judge of the Circuit Court of the Twelfth Judi-

The Herald News / cial Circuit Court, this case is set for Mandatory Mediation on March 12, 2014 at, 1:00 p.m. at the Will County Court, Annex 3rd Floor (Arbitration Center) 57 N. Ottawa Street, Joliet, Illinois. A lender representative will be present along with a court appointed mediator to discuss options that you may have and to pre-screen you for a potential mortgage modification. YOU MUST APPEAR ON THE MEDIAITION DATE GIVEN OR YOUR MEDIAITON WILL BE TERMINATED. NOW, THEREFORE, UNLESS YOU, the said above defendant(s), file your answer to the complaint in the said suit or otherwise make your appearance therein, in the Office of the Clerk of the Twelfth Judicial Circuit Court, at the Courthouse, in the City of Joliet, Will County, Illinois, on or before the March 31, 2014, default may be entered against you at any time after that day and a decree entered in accordance with the prayer of said complaint. Pamela J. McGuire, Clerk of the 12th Judicial Circuit Court Will County, Illinois. HAUSELMAN, RAPPIN & OLSWANG, LTD. Attorney for Plaintiff 39 South La Salle Street Chicago, Illinois 60603 312 372 2020 I592207 (Published in the Herald-News February 27, March 6, 13, 2014)


FOLLOWS: BEGINNING AT THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF SAID NORTH 250 FEET DISTANT NORTH 01 DEGREES 31 MINUTES 11 SECONDS WEST (ASSUMED BEARING) 200.00 FEET FROM THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF THE NORTH HALF OF SAID NORTHEAST QUARTER; THENCE SOUTH 88 DEGREES 43 MINUTES 32 SECONDS WEST ALONG THE SOUTH LINE OF SAID NORTH 250 FEET A DISTANCE OF 71.76 FEET; THENCE NORTH 00 DEGREES 52 MINUTES 18 SECONDS WEST 250.01 FEET TO THE NORTH LINE OF SAID SOUTH 450 FEET; THENCE NORTH 88 DEGREES 43 MINUTES 32 SECONDS EAST ALONG SAID NORTH LINE 68.93 FEET TO THE EAST LINE OF SAID NORTHEAST QUARTER; THENCE SOUTH 01 DEGREES 31 MINUTES 11 SECONDS EAST ALONG SAID EAST LINE 250.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING,) IN WILL COUNTY, ILLINOIS. THE AFORESAID PARCEL NOW BEING KNOWN AS: LOT 1 AND OUTLOT A IN THE FINAL PLAT OF SUBDIVISION OF HOPE BUFFET, A PLANNED UNIT DEVELOPMENT IN THE NORTHEAST 1/4 OF SECTION 4, TOWNSHIP 36 NORTH RANGE 9 EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED SEPTEMBER 19, 2008 AS DOCUMENT NO. R2008-116668, IN WILL COUNTY, ILLINOIS. PIN: 03-04-201-051-0000 03-04-201-052-0000 Property Address: 13610 Route 59, Plainfield, Illinois 60544 And which Mortgage was made by Kai Feng Li and Chun Sum Lee, in favor of Old Second National Bank, dated December 10, 2007 and recorded January 17, 2008 as Document No. R2008008272 with the Will County Recorder of Deeds, and the modification thereof dated July 10, 2008 and recorded August 12, 2008 as Document No. R2008101839 with the Will County Recorder of Deeds, and for such other relief prayed, that summons was duly issued out of the said Circuit Court against you as provided by law, and that the said suit is now pending. NOW THEREFORE, UNLESS YOU, the said above defendants, file your answer to the complaint in the case or otherwise file your appearance in the Office of the Circuit Court Clerk, 14 West Jefferson Street, Joliet, Illinois 60432, on or before the March 24, 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. PAMELA J. McGUIRE, Clerk of the Circuit Court of Will County, Illinois Samuel J. Schumer (ARDC No. 6300807) MELTZER, PURTILL & STELLE LLC 300 South Wacker Drive, Suite 3500 Chicago, Illinois 60606 (312) 987-9900 I591314 (Published in the Herald-News February 20, 27, March 6, 2014)


dually and as Trustee under the Terms and Provisions of a certain Trust Agreement Dated May 10, 2006 and designated as THE STEPHEN J. OSBORN LIVING TRUST DATED MAY 10, 2006, UNITED STATES SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION, UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NONRECORD CLAIMANTS, Defendants. Case No. 14CH00389 Property Address: 115 South Harris Drive Rockdale, Illinois 60436 PUBLICATION NOTICE The requisite affidavit for publication having been filed, notice is hereby given you, Unknown Owners and Non-Record Claimants, defendants in the above-entitled suit, that the said suit has been commenced in the Circuit Court of Will County, by the said plaintiff against you and other defendants, praying for the foreclosure of a certain mortgage, conveying the premises described as follows, to wit: LOT 7 IN LARKIN COMMERCIAL PARK UNIT TWO, PART OF THE NORTHEAST ¼ OF SECTION 19, TOWNSHIP 35 NORTH, RANGE 10 EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED MAY 6, 2003, AS DOCUMENT NUMBER R2003-103935, IN WILL COUNTY, ILLINOIS. Commonly known as: 115 South Harris Drive, Rockdale, Illinois 60436 Permanent Index Numbers: 0719-215-009-0000 Mortgagor: STEPHEN J. OSBORN Mortgagee: BANK



Recorded in Will County Recorder of Deeds Office as Document No. R2006118600 on July 18, 2006. Present owner of the property is the above-mentioned mortgagor. Notice is also hereby given you that that the said Complaint prays for other relief; that summons was duly issued out of said court against you as provided by law, and that said suit is now pending. NOW THEREFORE, unless you, the said above-named defendants, file your Answer to the Complaint in the said suit, or otherwise make your appearance therein, in the Office of the Clerk of this Court at the Will County Courthouse, 14 West Jefferson Street, Joliet, Illinois 60432, on or before April 7, 2014, default may be entered against you at any time after that day and a judgment entered in accordance with the prayer of said Complaint. MULHERIN, REHFELDT & VARCHETTO, P.C. 211 S. Wheaton Avenue, Suite 200 Wheaton, IL 60187 (630) 653-9300 Attorney No. 62911444 (Published in the Herald-News March 6, 13, 20, 2014. HN221)

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Notice is hereby given that the IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF undersigned on behalf of himself THE TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT and Demetrius Broddus shall apWILL COUNTY, ILLINOIS pear in the Will County Court Annex Building, 57 N. Ottawa, Joliet, IlliIN THE MATTER OF THE PETITION nois, 60432 courtroom 236 at 9 TO CHANGE THE NAME(S) OF TAB- a.m. on the 13th day of March, SHIR ALI RAZVI SYED, SHAMSHIR 2014 before the judge assigned to ALI RAZVI SYED TO TABSHIR ALI hear said matter, and then there RIZVI, SALMAN ALI RIZVI present a petition requesting the name of Demetrius Broddus, Sr., CASE NO. 14MR 0292 Demetrius Broddus, Jr. be changed to Demetrius Franklin, Sr., NOTICE Demetrius Franklin, Jr. Notice is hereby given that the undersigned on behalf of TABSHIR ALI RAZVI SYED, SHAMSHIR ALI RAZVI SYED shall appear in the Will County Court Annex Building, 57 N. Ottawa, Joliet, Illinois, 60432 9:00 a.m. in courtoom 236 on the 27th day of March, 2014 before the judge assigned to hear said matter, and then there present a petition requesting the name of TABSHIR ALI RAZVI SYED, SHAMSHIR ALI RAZVI SYEDbe changed to TABSHIR ALI RIZVI, SALMAN ALI RIZVI.



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IN THE MATTER OF THE PETITION TO CHANGE THE NAME(S) OF Ashley Taylor Lewis TO Avery Ashley Pralle CASE NO. 14MR0299 NOTICE Notice is hereby given that the undersigned on behalf of herself shall appear in the Will County Court Annex, 57 N. Ottawa, Street, Joliet, Illinois 60432 at 9:00 a.m. in courtroom 236 on the 11 day of April, 2014 before the judge assigned to hear said matter, and then there present a petition requesting the names of Ashley Taylor Lewis be changed to Avery Ashley Pralle. /s/ Ashley Lewis (Published in the Herald-News February 20, 27, March 6, 2014. HN158)


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p Thursday, April 10, 2014, at the New Lenox Township Office Building, 1100 South Cedar Road, in this Township and that final action on this ordinance will be taken at (Published in the Herald-News the Regular Meeting to be held at February 20, 27, March 6, 2014. 1100 South Cedar Road, New HN153) Lenox, at 7:00 o'clock p.m., on the 10th day of April, 2014. Dated this 4th day of March, 2014. PUBLIC NOTICE

Notice is hereby given that the undersigned will enforce a Mechanic's Lien pursuant to Chapter 770 ILCS 50/3 et seq. on April 5, 2014 at 10:00AM at the Tuffy Auto Service Center, 600 E. 9th Street, /s/ Demetrius Broddus Lockport, IL 60441; 815-838Petitioner 3700: 2006 Chevrolet Impala Vin# 2G1WB55K569175248 to 4413 North Ave. be sold to satisfy lien of owner Lockport, IL 60441 ($1,758.95) towing & storage 815-409-3621 fees. Michael Glaze 14430 Birchdale Homer Glen IL 60491 & Drive PAMELA J. MCGUIRE Financial Services P.O. Box CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT 560583 Dallas, TX 75356. OF WILL COUNTY (Published in the Herald-News (Published in the Herald-News March 6, 2014. HN227) February 20, 27, March 6, 2014. HN161)

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(6) ter admission of the Will to probate, pursuant to the provisions of §5/81 of the Probate Act of 1975 (755 ILCS 5/8-1).

Notice is given to creditors and any prospective heirs, legatees or other interested parties of the death of Dorothy Marie Rex. An Order was entered on February 5, 2014, by the Circuit Court of the Twelfth Judicial Circuit in Will County, Illinois, admitting to probate the Last Will and Testament of Dorothy Marie Rex and issuing Letters of Office to Barbara S. Bexson, 514 N Elm St, PO Box 277, Gardner, IL 604240277, as Administrator, whose attorney of record is FRANK J. CORTINA, JR. at CORTINA, MUELLER & FROBISH, P.C., 124 West Washington Street, Morris, Illinois 60450. Claims against the estate may be filed in the Office of the Clerk, River Valley Justice Center, 3208 McDonough St, Joliet, IL 60431 or with the representative, or both, on or before August 20, 2014, or, if mailing or delivery of a notice from the representative is required by §18-3 of the Probate Act of 1975, the date stated in that notice. Any claim not filed on or before that date is barred. Copies of a claim filed with the clerk must be mailed or delivered by the claimant to the representative and to the representative's attorney within ten (10) days after it has been filed. Any heir or legatee may, within forty-two (42) days after the effective date of the original order of admission, file a petition with the court to require proof of the Will by testimony of the witnesses to the Will in open court or other evidence, as provided in §5/6-21 of the Probate Act of 1975. (755 ILCS 5/6-21). Further, any interested person may contest the validity of the Will by filing a petition with the court within six (6) months af-

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON ROAD DISTRICT BUDGET Notice is hereby given that a tentative budget and appropriation ordinance for road purposes of the New Lenox Township Road District in the County of Will, State of Illinois, for the fiscal year beginning April 1, 2014, and ending March 31, 2015, will be on file and conveniently available to public inspection at the New Lenox Township Road District Building, 12551 Harvey Drive, New Lenox, Illinois from and after 9:00 o'clock a.m., Monday, March 10th, 2014. Notice is further given hereby that a public hearing on said budget and appropriation ordinance will be held at 7:15 o'clock p.m., Thursday, April 10th, 2014 at the New Lenox Township Office Building, 1100 South Cedar Road, in this New Lenox Township Road District and that final action on this ordinance will be taken at the hearing to be held at 1100 South Cedar, New Lenox, at 7:15 o'clock p.m., on the 10th day of April, 2014. Dated this 4th day of March, 2014. Annette Boyd, Clerk (Published in the Herald-News March 6, 2014. HN222)

PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON TOWNSHIP BUDGET Notice is hereby given that a tentative budget and appropriation ordinance for the Township of New Lenox in the County of Will, State of Illinois, for the fiscal year beginning April 1, 2014, and ending March 31, 2015, will be on file and conveniently available to public inspection at the New Lenox Township Office Building, 1100 South Cedar Road, New Lenox, Illinois from and after 9:00 o'clock a.m., Monday, March 10th, 2014. Notice is further given hereby that a public hearing on said budget and appropriation ordinance will be held at 7:00 o'clock p.m.,

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Certificate #28965 was filed in the office of the County Clerk of Will County on February 13, 2014 Michael Hickey, Supervisor where in the business firm of

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(Published in the Herald-News Located at 827 Campus Dr., Joliet, March 6, 2014. HN223) IL 60435 was registered; that the true or real name or names of the person or persons owning the busiPUBLIC NOTICE ness, with their respective post office address(es), Is/are as follows: LEGAL NOTICE Robert Kruczek REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS 3801 Harms Road Joliet, IL 60435 Public notice is hereby given that the Richland Elementary School IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have District 88a, Will County, will re- hereunto set my hand and Official ceive sealed requests for proposals Seal at my office in Joliet; Illinois, (RFP) for District Audit Services for this 13th day of February, 2014. the 2013-14, 2014-2015, and 2015-2016 school years, an addiNancy Schultz Voots tional 2 years may be awarded by Will County Clerk agreement of both parties. RFP specifications will be available (Published in the Herald-News March 6, 2014 and may be ob- February 20, 27, March 6, 2014. tained upon request from the Office HN161) of the Superintendent, Richland School District 88a, 1919 Caton Farm Road, Crest Hill, IL 60403. The sealed RFP envelope should be marked “Audit RFP”. All RFPs are to be received in the Office of the It works. Superintendent at the above address by no later than April 7, Call today to place your ad 2014 at 1:30 p.m., and will be 877-264-2527 opened publicly at that time in the Junior High Conference Room.

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PUBLIC NOTICE Certificate #28964 was filed in the office of the County Clerk of Will County on February 13, 2014 where in the business firm of Five Star Hot Rods Located at 820 Brian Dr., Unit B, Crest Hill, IL 60403 was registered; that the true or real name or names of the person or persons owning the business, with their respective post office address(es), Is/are as follows: Javier Trinidad Romero 11130 S. Nashville Worth, IL 60482 IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and Official Seal at my office in Joliet; Illinois, this 13tht day of February, 2014. Nancy Schultz Voots

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