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NEW DEVELOPMENTS AHEAD Projects slated for Jefferson Street / 3


Run, run, run Rockdale Ramblin’ 10K getting bigger / 4 NEWS

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‘Cene’ Schwartz recognized at Shorewood board meeting Deputies sworn in and water meters approved By VIKAAS SHANKER vshanker@shawmedia SHOREWOOD – The Village Board honored late former Trustee Celine “Cene” Schwartz at its regular meeting Tuesday by passing a resolution recognizing her achievements as a Shorewood resident. “I’ve known Cene Schwartz for many years,” Mayor Rick Chapman said. “We had the same vision for Shorewood. It was an honor to serve on the board with her.” The resolution states that Schwartz served Shorewood “with honesty, dedication, steadfastness and personal sacrifice.” And the village remembers Schwartz for her “dedication and devotion to the people of the Village of Shorewood, and gives recognition to her notable and outstanding contributions.” Schwartz, who died March 27 from a lingering illness, is credited for leading the village’s parks and recreation department and obtaining an award for the purchase and development of Four Seasons

Park. “I’d like to thank the residents of Shorewood for giving her the opportunity to serve the people of Shorewood,” said Robert Schwartz, Cene Schwartz’s husband. Chapman also led the swearing in of new deputy chiefs of police Eric Allen and Jason Barten, as well as Sgt. Jason Henson. The new deputy chief of patrol and deputy chief of administration and investigations were formed at a March 11 meeting. The positions are changes in title from the rank of commander and are considered more recognizable to the public as one rank under Chief of Police Aaron Klima. The village approved $195,072.16 in public works vehicles including a 2014 Ford Escape, 2015 Ford F-250 and a 2015 International plow truck. The purchases were approved in the village’s $515,672 major equipment replacement fund, which was passed with the fiscal year 2015 budget at a March 11 board meeting. The replacement fund received a $1 million transfer from the

general fund during fiscal year 2014. The village also approved $162,800 in water meters and meter reading equipment. Superintendent of Public Works Chris Drey said the readers would be more efficient and public works officials would be able to detect the meters at homes while driving down the street. The board approved facilities use agreements with the Minooka Baseball/Softball League and Shorewood Soccer League at Four Seasons Park. The agreements are new to the village, which created the agreements to reflect the relationship the village has had with the youth sports leagues. A new liquor class allowing nail salons to serve alcoholic beverages was established, and a structure at 104 Grove Street was purchased by the village for $88,000. Village Administrator Roger Barrowman said the former home will be demolished and integrated into the old fire barn the village purchased during a March 25 board meeting.

but daily lane closures should be expected. The Illinois Department of Transportation expects to complete the work by April 16, weather permitting. Drivers are advised to seek alternate routes. For more information, contact the City of Joliet Department of Public Works at 815-724-4200.

cleaning staff and kid zone attendants. Interviews will be done on the spot. Job seekers are encouraged to fill out applications before the event, although forms will be available at the job fair.

QUICK NEWS Chamber education committee gets award JOLIET – The Joliet Region Chamber of Commerce Education Committee has been notified that it will receive an Award of Excellence from the Illinois Chapter of the National School Public Relations Association. The award will be presented May 2 at the Park Ridge Country Club.

Jefferson Street bridge work ahead JOLIET – Traffic on Jefferson Street bridge over the Des Plaines River will be restricted for maintenance work beginning Wednesday. The bridge will remain open to vehicular and pedestrian traffic,

Slammers are hiring JOLIET – The Joliet Slammers will host a job fair from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday in the Joliet Sports Hall of Fame room located at Silver Cross Field, 1 Mayor Art Schultz Drive. The Slammers are looking for cashiers, cooks, runners and servers for the concessions, as well as ushers, ticket takers,

Free parking on Good Friday JOLIET – The city of Joliet has announced that City Hall will be closed for Good Friday on April 18, but garbage and recycling pickups will occur as normally scheduled that week. Also, there will be no charge that day for the downtown parking decks and no enforcement of the parking meters.

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ON THE COVER Joliet residents Richard Procyk (left) and his son, Scotty Procyk, have a discussion Friday during a visit to Home Cut Donuts in Joliet. Home Cut Donuts has been at their location on Jefferson Street since 1966. See story on page 3. Photo by Rob Winner –

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Major commercial street slated for new development this year By BILL WIMBISCUS

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A view of West Jefferson street looking to the west from Republic Avenue in Joliet on April 4.

“Jefferson Street has reinvented itself on many occasions. It has had declines and setbacks, and then you have good projects. ...” James Haller Director of community and economic development for Joliet

Plans for a Panera Bread and Chipotle Mexican Grill have been proposed for the former site of Joliet Dodge on West Jefferson Street in Joliet. available for another retailer or restaurant. Aldi would move from its existing Jefferson Street site. Haller said the owners are “itching” to break ground. • Plans for a Sparkle Car Wash between Darcy Motors and Chase Bank, approved by the city last year and delayed by winter weather, is now ready to proceed, Haller said. • The city is in discussion with a national retailer about opening a new store west of Walgreens at Jefferson Street and Hammes Avenue, Haller said. Construction could begin before the end of the year.

Jefferson is very much a commercial street. But as it has evolved over the years, and aesthetics often took a back seat to functionality. On many lots, sidewalks are right on the edge of the curb, with nothing but parking lot all the way back to the storefronts, Haller said. While the city has managed to put in landscaping in some of the parkways and medians – near Menards, for instance – many of the older business properties simply don’t have room for flowers and trees, Haller said. It’s the same with signage.

While many cities now restrict how and where businesses can place their signs – Route 59 in Plainfield is a good example – Jefferson has a potpourri of styles, some decades old, some brand new. East of Larkin Avenue, aesthetics become even more of a challenge, as single-family homes mix in with businesses. “It’s so darn hard to renovate and make a street look like you want it to look when you have so many residences interspersed with businesses,” noted Russ Slinkard, president of the Joliet Region Chamber of Commerce. “It’s very difficult to make something attractive in that kind of situation.” On the other hand, being part of a local neighborhood has brought success to small

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JOLIET – After a rough summer of road construction and a rougher winter of terrible weather, some Jefferson Street businesses say they are experiencing their best spring in years. “Our business has improved this year, especially in March,” said Ron Tirapelli, owner of Ron Tirapelli Ford, which anchors the western end of the Jefferson Street corridor at Interstate 55 where the dealership straddles the Joliet-Shorewood border. “This has been our biggest month since 2008.” Tirapelli recently invested more than $1 million to renovate the interior and exterior of its showroom, including all new tile, furniture and lighting, as well as its service and parts and waiting areas. It’s the same story up the street at Bill Jacobs Joliet, which last year updated its Cadillac and Chevrolet showrooms and service areas. “Weather has played a factor, but so far it’s been a very good year with strong sales,” General Manager Dave Kendrick said. “Even with the snowstorms, things have started out very well.” Appearance matters, especially on a street as diverse as Jefferson, where big box stores and strip malls bump up against everything from momand-pops and cemeteries to single-family homes and light industry. “It’s worth the investment because the customers like it,” Tirapelli said. “You have to look good in business to stay in business.” Outside of the dealerships, several other areas on Jefferson also are showing promise this year, according to James Haller, Joliet’s director of community and economic development. They include: • A new development at the intersection of Jefferson Street and Caterpillar Drive, the former site of Joliet Dodge, that will include a Panera Bread, Chipotle Mexican Grill and an Aldi grocery story, with space

businesses like Home Cut Donuts, 815 W. Jefferson St., just west of Raynor Avenue. “Business is always decent,” said owner Jim Ruhaak, who took over the 48-year-old family-run doughnut shop in 2000. “We’re very much a neighborhood place.” Walking in to Home Cut is like taking a time machine back to the 1960s. The counters, the fixtures, the coffee and the doughnuts haven’t changed much over the years. Customers seem to appreciate the continuity. “I think most of it is that we make the best product we can and don’t change with the breeze,” Ruhaak. “I just try to do what my dad and his brothers started.” Still, like a river, Jefferson is constantly in flux, with businesses coming and going. While last year’s local economy was less than ideal, the Illinois Department of Transportation’s $1.7 million resurfacing of Jefferson from Joyce Road to Raynor Avenue last summer and fall didn’t help business much either. The most notable recent loss was Just Toni’s, 2301 W Jefferson St., a hot dog, fried chicken and burger restaurant. Yet Haller sees a silver lining. “Jefferson Street has reinvented itself on many occasions,” Haller said. “It has had declines and setbacks, and then you have good projects. Toni’s went out, but it’s now available property.” It was the same situation at the former Miss Camille’s Variety Club, 2224 W. Jefferson St., which shut down in 2008. The property later was purchased by O’Reilly Auto Parts, which had a store a few doors to the west. O’Reilly demolished the club and built a new parts store on the property in 2013. It’s old building at 2200 W. Jefferson is now vacant and available for rent, Haller said. “The thing about Jefferson is that there always is new blood coming in,” Haller said. “People have called it the magnificent mile and I think that still applies.”

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Organizer expects 700 this year By BILL WIMBISCUS Back in the ’80s, it was known as the “Toughest 10K in the Midwest.” Small wonder. The Rockdale Ramblin’ 10K Run, which kicks off at 8 a.m. Saturday at Meadow and Stryker avenues, takes runners up and down some of the steepest hills in Rockdale and Joliet. The run features a tough serpentine north through Rockdale and under Interstate 80, a forest jaunt through Woodland Court and Woodland Drive, up Earl Street and then east for the 16-block backstretch along Marion Avenue before turning south and then west again for the toughest part of the course: Morgan Avenue. Then it’s back down Park and Wheeler avenues to Meadow and the finish line. “Morgan Hill is probably the biggest deal because it does not look like it’s anything,” said Donna Gale, a race organizer with the Joliet Park District. “But it’s a gradual incline that goes on forever. From the time you turn right until you hit Raynor, it’s pretty much all uphill.” The race started around 1982 as part of Rockdale’s

homecoming celebration, Gale said. It was a fixture for years until the celebration eventually was discontinued. The 10K was the brainchild of the late Karl Miner Sr., a Rockdale contractor who perfected the continuous gutter forming machine. Miner started running back in the 1980s to stay in shape, said his wife, Lois Miner. “He was preparing to go on a hunting trip and wanted to be in good shape,” Miner said. “And it all evolved from there. He was pretty much running 10 miles a day.” Miner and some of his friends became very competitive in the sport, she said. He even ran in the Boston Marathon three times. Eventually Miner decided Rockdale should have a race of its own. “We had all kinds of help putting the race on back then,” Lois Miner said. “It was much different than today. We kept time with stopwatches and it took a lot of people to put it on.” The event proved to be popular with local runners and continued on until about 1989, when the homecoming celebration was discontinued. Joliet Park District resurrected the event five years ago

Rockdale Ramblin’ 10K Run When: 8 a.m. Saturday, April 12 Where: Meadow and Stryker avenues, Rockdale Registration: Pre-register until 4 p.m. Thursday, April 10, at www., or register on race day Cost: $35 in advance, $45 day of race, $5 CARA discount. $28 for Inwood Run Club Members. A longsleeve hoodie is guaranteed to all pre-registered runners. For more information: Call Donna Gale, 815-741-7275, ext. 206

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Runners take part in the Rockdale Ramblin’ 10K Run in the 1980s. with a modern twist: Chicago Area Runners Association certification and chip timing. As before, its popularity has increased steadily. “We started with about 400

runners in 2010 and it’s grown every year,” Gale said. “We’re expecting 700 this year.” She credits the race’s popularity as a combination of a challenging course with conve-

nient amenities. “I think what people notice is that when they cross the finish line, they really feel like they’ve finished something,” Gale said. “You’ve definitely proven that you can do it. “Plus it’s the perfect hill course. There’s just enough flat road between the hills for recovery. So you recover, then you hit another hill, then you recover, then you hit another hill ...” The event mimics the quality of a major Chicago race, but without the hassle of driving and paying for parking, Gale said. “It’s a great track, a quality chip-timed race, but you can stay home and run and have the same benefits,” she said.

Driver in 2012 DUI case hires new attorney By BRIAN STANLEY JOLIET – The driver who pleaded guilty to a crash that left a teen with brain damage may try to reduce the time he spends behind bars. Attorney Neil Patel told Judge Edward Burmilla on Tuesday that he was hired last week to represent Fidencio “Denny” Castillo, 29, for

any post-trial motions. “Those could include motions to withdraw the plea or reconsider the sentence,” Patel said. Castillo entered a blind plea to one count of aggravated driving under the influence of alcohol and could have served up to 12 years in prison from his third DUI arrest. He was sentenced by Judge Amy Bertani-Tomczak

in March to nine years in prison. Castillo was given 30 days to raise any trial issues. Burmilla told Patel that window will not be extended because Castillo’s family has hired a new lawyer. Castillo will remain in the Will County Jail after Burmilla granted Patel’s motion to stay his transfer to prison. Castillo is next scheduled to appear in court April 16.

About 9 p.m. on Aug. 2, 2012, Kayla Haun was walking home from work on Wilmington-Peotone Road near the Will County Fairgrounds in Peotone when she was struck by Castillo’s Dodge Intrepid. After the crash, Castillo told hospital staff he’d had two shots and about seven beers, according to Assistant Will County State’s Attorney Frank Byers.

Haun, now 19, was knocked 50 feet down the roadway and suffered massive brain damage. She spent nearly a month in a coma and has been left 95 percent disabled, her father, Jeffrey Haun, said during the sentencing hearing. Kayla Haun requires a wheelchair, is unable to speak clearly and has muscle tremors. She will require nursing home care for the rest of her life.

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Plainfield park board bill advances in state Legislature with 100-12-2 vote By VIKAAS SHANKER

bers would need to be elected in the April 2015 elections, leaving the board with five members for another year. “If they take action on their own, that’s fine,” Cross said. “But they’ve had time and haven’t done it yet. We’re going to continue to put pressure on them.”

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PLAINFIELD – The state bill that would expand the Plainfield Township Park District Board from five to seven commissioners passed the House of Representatives with a 100-12-2 vote. House Bill 5593 will now go on to the Senate where it will be supported by Sen. Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant, D-Shorewood. “Government needs to be held accountable to taxpayers, and the Plainfield Park District Board is failing at that duty,” state Rep. Tom Cross, R-Oswego, said in a statement. “This bill takes the bold action needed to restore the public’s faith in the board and end the abuse of taxpayer funds.” Cross co-sponsored the bill along with state Rep. Natalie Manley, D-Joliet, and said representatives recognized the severity of the damage the board was causing on district residents. “The fact that we worked well in a bipartisan manner, with Sen. Bertino-Tarrant and Rep. Manley, helped,” Cross said. When commissioners Janet Silosky and Peter Steinys won uncontested seats to the park district board last May, they formed a three-member majority with Commissioner Peter Steinys. They voted for current village board member Garrett Peck to run the park district, despite the fact that Peck had no formal parks and recreation experience. Peck’s decisions in that role led to legal battles, the elimination of the parks planning department and, ultimately, to his resignation in January amid a public backlash. Cross said the bill was proposed as a last resort to break up the board majority after state legislators received numerous complaints. If passed by the Senate and signed into law by Gov. Pat Quinn, Cross and Bertino-Tarrant could each immediately add a new commissioner to the board. But since the bill’s inception, Silosky has repeatedly switched her vote to the other

two commissioners, Mary Kay Ludemann and Larry Newton. Silosky said she would prefer the park district expand the board to seven members itself, according to the Illinois Park District Code, rather than have state legislators intercede in locally elected boards. If the board does that, the new mem-

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NEW LENOX – A blood drive will be hosted by the New Lenox Fire Protection District on April 24. Blood banks continue to see a shortage due to drives being canceled in the winter because of cold or snow, according to a news release. The fire protection district will host a blood drive in conjunction with the Lifesource for the Everyday Heroes Blood Drive Campaign from 1:30 to 7:30 p.m. on April 24 at Fire Protection District Station 1, 261 E. Maple Street, New Lenox. People planning to donate blood should make sure to drink plenty of water and eat well. They should also bring in identification forms along with a picture ID. Donors must be at least 17 years old, weigh at least 110 pounds and be in good health. For information or to schedule an appointment, call 815-4634500. Walk-ins are also welcome.

By BRIAN STANLEY JOLIET – Two Las Vegas men were jailed Tuesday for allegedly cheating and tampering with machines to win more than $350,000 from Harrah’s Joliet Casino last year. Randy D. Binnings, 48, organized the operation with Svetoslav Dorobanov, 38, and other accomplices who also took more than $400,000 from another Harrah’s casino in Mississippi, Assistant Will County State’s Attorney Dant Foulk said. In April 2013, Dorobanov and Binnings played newly-installed video gaming machines that offered keno and poker. By tapping the buttons and touchscreens in a specific sequence they were able to “raise the pay table” so the machines paid

out with better odds than they were supposed to, Foulk told Judge Edward Burmilla. Binnings and Dorobanov kept their winnings under $3,000 each time to avoid having to show identification at the cashier’s cage, Foulk said. Dorobanov allegedly got $206,000 over two days while Binnings got $156,000 over four. The missing money was discovered during a monthly audit and a review of surveillance footage led gaming board agents to identify the suspects, Foulk said. Binnings was en route from Mississippi to his Las Vegas home when he was stopped by police in Arizona. Binnings was carrying more than $400,000 that was seized during his arrest, reports said. Will County authorities have also seized $189,000 from Binnings’ safety depos-

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Rose Moruzi (nee Diaz), age 87, went home to be with The Lord FREDERICK H. FRAKER Sunday, April 6, 2014 at Rosewood Care Center. Frederick H. Born in Lockport to the late Emilio Fraker, "Fred", and Vicenta (Salazar) Diaz. A "Harold", age 77, lifelong area resident. Retired from peacefully Saturday, Saint Joseph Hospital. An avid April 5, 2014 at his homemaker, seamstress, gardner residence, following and passionate cook. a courageous battle Survived by one loving daughter, with congestive Yvonne (John) Jamerson of Joliet; heart failure, with granddaughter, Nicole (Zack) Edgar his family by his of Shorewood; great-grandson, side. Born in Clinton, Adyn; her siblings, Paul Diaz of Anderson County, Tennessee, and a Texas, Manuel Diaz, Isabele (Jesse) lifelong resident of Channahon. Rodriguez, Carmen (Daniel) A U.S. Army Korean War Veteran, Enriquez, Theresa Lopez, Lillian serving in Germany as a gunner on a (William) James and Esther mortar squad. Retired from Rodriguez all of Joliet; numerous Caterpillar Tractor Company after nieces and nephews also survive. over 43 years of service as a Preceded by her loving husband of welder. A member of the 65 years, Robert L. Moruzi (2011); International Association of one sister, Margaret Escobedo; and Aerospace and Mechanist Union two brothers, Alphonse and John Lodge #851. A member of the Loyal (infancy). Order of Moose Lodge #300. The family would like to extend Frederick's greatest joys in life their sincere thank you to the staff were spending time with his family of Rosewood Care Center and Vitas and friends. He could always be Hospice for their kind and found sitting in the yard, under a compassionate care. shade tree, drinking a Pabst Blue Funeral Services for Rose Moruzi Ribbon taking it day by day. will be held Thursday, April 10, 2014

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Cynthia D. Mark A. Schumann, age 63, of St. Sakitjakis (nee Martinez), at rest on Petersburg, Florida, passed away Sunday, April 6, 2014 suddenly on Wednesday, March 12, 2014 in St. Petersburg. with her loving Mark, formerly of Lockport, IL. family by her side. Cynthia is survived was born on January 2, 1951, and by her beloved husband of 31 years, was a graduate of Lockport High School. Panagiotis; her loving children, He was preceded in death by his Dimitris (Sanah), Diane, and parents, Walter and Delores (Sis) Constantinos (Amber); cherished Schumann, formerly of Lockport, IL. grandchild, Yiannis; and parents, and St. Petersburg, FL.; his Manuel and Rosalie Martinez. CHARLES A. PRICE A Celebration of Cynthia's life will grandparents, and numerous aunts and uncles. begin on Thursday, April 10, 2014 Mark is survived by his dedicated with a Visitation from 4:00 p.m. Charles A. “Tony” Price, age 53, until 8:00 p.m. A chapel service will friends and caregivers, Pam and Jim went to be with the Lord on Wevley and family. Numerous be held at 6:30 p.m. at Tezak Saturday, April 5, 2014 in his Funeral Home, 1211 Plainfield Road, cousins and two half sisters also residence. Tony was born May 5, survive. Joliet, IL. Per Cynthia's wishes, 1960. Per Marks's wishes, cremation He is survived by his wife, Teresa cremation rites will be accorded. rites have been accorded. Obituary and Tribute Wall for (Tuggle); two daughters, Cheryl Inurnment will take place at (Tony) Blowers and Christina (Ryan) Cynthia D. Sakitjakis at or for Memorial Park Cemetery, St. Johnson; a step-daughter, Audrey Petersburg, FL. on April 23, 2014. information, 815-722-0524. (Devin) Cruz; three step-sons, Michael Middono Jr., Joseph Middono, and Frank Middono; In Loving Memory father, Charles (Barb) Price; three brothers, Jim Price, Jerry (Rhonda) John S. Flanagan Price, Steve (Jamie) Price. Also 3-5-82 - 4-9-99 survived by one uncle, Bill (Carol) Walkup; several nieces, nephews, Erik B. Manheim cousins and grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his 3-15-81 - 4-9-99 mother, Alma (Jerry) Hall; one aunt, Gone for awhile, but never forgotten. Darlene Miller; and his Until we meet again, Loving & missing you guys grandparents. He was a member of Dale AC, Your Families & Friends Southside Civic Club and Irving AC Club for many years. He was a diehard Nascar fan and loved the To place a classified ad in the Herald News, Denver Broncos. call 877-264-2527. He was an auto technician for several years working at Autocare adno=0265599

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ay, April 10, at 10:00 a.m. at the Fred C. Dames Funeral Home, 3200 Black at Essington Rds., Joliet. Interment Elmhurst Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials in her name to First Assembly of God Church in Joliet or Vitas Hospice would be appreciated. Visitation Wednesday, 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. For more information: 815-741-5500 or

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Preceded by his wife, Martha (nee OBITUARIES Lawson) Fraker (1999); and his parents. RONALD G. FLEIG Survived by one son, Scott (Heidi) Fraker of Minooka; three daughters, Ronald G. Fleig, late of Crest Hill, Dawn (Ken) Shetina of Coal City, at rest on Wednesday, April 2, 2014. Kimberly (fiance Eric Vershay) Kelly Ron was a life time member of the of Morris, IL and Amy Fraker of VFW Cantigny Post #367, the Channahon, IL; ten grandchildren, American Legion Post #1080, and Devin and Morganne, Kenny, the Park Ridge VFW #3579. Brennen and Danielle, Alyson, Survived by his sister-in-law, Nathan and Jaclyn, Christian and Denise (LeRoy) Esposito; and Drew; one great-grandson, Caleb; numerous nieces and nephews. one sister, Barbara (Sam) Konjevich Preceded in death by his wife, of Rushville, IL; many nieces, Janet T. (nee Brady) Fleig. nephews also survive. In lieu of flowers, donations in Funeral Services for Frederick H. Ronald's name to the VFW Cantigny Fraker will be Friday, April 11, 2014 Post #367, American Legion Post at 11:00 a.m. at the Fred C. Dames #1080, Park Ridge VFW #3579, or Funeral Home, 3200 Black and Veterans of Foreign Wars National Essington Rds., Joliet with Home for Children. Marguerite Kronberger officiating. Per Ronald's wishes, cremation rites have been accorded. There will Interment Woodlawn Memorial Park. be a memorial visitation on In lieu of flowers, memorials to Thursday, April 10, 2014 at Tezak Joliet Area Community Hospice. Funeral Home, 1211 Plainfield Road, Visitation Thursday 2:00 to 8:00 Joliet, IL from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. The p.m. and Friday morning from 9:00 family invites relatives and friends a.m. until time of services at 11:00. to meet at Abraham Lincoln For information: 815-741-5500 or National Cemetery on Friday, April 11, 2014 at 11:15 a.m. for an inurnment to be held promptly at 11:30 a.m. Obituary and Tribute Wall for Ronald G. Fleig at or for information, 815-722-0524. Arrangements entrusted to:

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Legislature OKs Chicago pension overhaul By JOHN O’CONNOR The Associated Press

SPRINGFIELD – State lawmakers Tuesday approved Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s proposal for overhauling two city pension programs that officials say could otherwise be out of money in little more than a decade. The Senate voted 31-23 in favor of the Democratic mayor’s initiative shortly after the House backed it 73-41. The measure, which hinges on a $750 million property-tax increase over five years, now goes to Gov. Pat Quinn, who has been noncommittal. Resistance to the plan dissolved Monday night after House Speaker Michael Madigan, also a Chicago Democrat, removed language that

mentioned the property-tax increase. Madigan’s spokesman said his intent was to ensure that in the future, the earmarked revenue would not be diverted from paying down a $9.4 billion deficit over 40 years in the two funds, which cover 57,000 employees and retirees in the municipal workers and laborers’ retirement accounts. The original wording had made lawmakers skittish, fearing that a vote for a bill that even mentioned the tax hike would point fingers of blame at them. Excising that phrasing brought “aye” votes from 23 House Republicans, who noted the distasteful vote but said it was necessary. Senate Republicans remained stubborn, asking why the city isn’t presenting solu-

tions for all five of its underfunded pension programs. “What is the plan for coming up with the revenue to solve the totality of Chicago’s pension problems rather than doing it on a piecemeal basis?” asked Sen. Matt Murphy, a Palatine Republican. Emanuel acknowledged there is still work to be done, but said the Legislature’s approval Tuesday was a critical step toward keeping the retirement funds from insolvency. “For the sake of the city we have asked a lot of our residents, our employees, and our retirees to accept change. And that’s never easy,” he said after the final vote. “I believe that the certainty we are now providing will make the change worth it.”

School funding plan advances in Senate By KERRY LESTER The Associated Press SPRINGFIELD – A proposal to dramatically overhaul the state’s school funding formula and allocate more money to poorer districts moved ahead in the Illinois Senate on Tuesday. The regionally divisive issue, however, likely faces a tough road in gaining support from both parties in both chambers. The bill, sponsored by Democratic state Sen. Andy Manar, would be a significant shift from the current method that factors in a district’s poverty for some types of state aid but not others. With numbers still being tallied by the State Board of Education that would indicate the expected gains and losses to specific districts, state Sen. Matt Murphy, a Palatine Republican, questioned if lawmakers were taking a leap “where we don’t know where we’re going to land.” “How do I know whether this is the right thing to do for the people that sent me here?”

Murphy asked. After a nearly three-hour subcommittee debate, the issue was sent by a party line vote to another Senate committee, where it must be approved before it can advance to the chamber floor. Under the plan, 92 percent of total state education funding would be distributed by factoring in districts’ poverty levels, accounting for low-income students using a weighted formula. The legislation also uses the number of students receiving free and reduced-priced lunches to determine who qualifies for additional low income dollars, which Manar says is in practice with most other states. Only specialized programs for special education and early childhood education would be exempted from the formula. And, for the first time in decades, funding for Chicago Public Schools would be treated under the same formula as the rest of the state. “Let’s change the law based on the needs of our state today,” Manar, of Bunker Hill,

told committee members. David Lett, superintendent of schools in the central Illinois town of Pana, told the board that his district has onethird of the available funds to spend per student compared to Seneca, about 150 miles to the north. “Why the disparity?” he asked. Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn, who made education funding a cornerstone of his March budget address, said Tuesday he is “interested” in the measure, but didn’t take a position on it. As it stands now, Illinois schools get state money in a variety of ways. One component, general state aid – the money used to offset the basic cost of educating students, – is based on a formula that factors in poverty levels. This year, less than 45 percent of the $6.7 billion the state spent on preschool through 12th-grade education was on general state aid. But districts also get grants to use on programs such as special education, transportation and vocational training, which don’t factor in poverty.

Emanuel says he negotiated the municipal and laborers deal with affected union representatives. Chicago has the worst-funded pension systems of any major U.S. city, and officials have yet to address $10 billion in unfunded liability for police and fire retirees and $7 billion for teacher pensions. “This is unpleasant,” said Democratic Sen. Don Harmon of Oak Park, “but we’re saving the state, we’re saving the city, and most importantly, I truly believe we are saving pensions for the folks to whom we have promised them, the folks who are relying on them, the folks sitting at home nervous that we’re going to take them away.” Quinn did not promise he would sign the bill now that the tax language was gone.

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Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel speaks at a news conference Oct. 15, 2013, in Chicago.

STATE BRIEFS Illinois providing $100M for local road repairs CHICAGO – The state of Illinois is giving local governments $100 million to help repair roads and address other transportation needs following a particularly brutal winter. Gov. Pat Quinn announced the funding during a news conference in Chicago on Monday. The money comes from the $31 billion statewide capital construction plan that Illinois lawmakers approved in 2009. It’s the fifth year that cities have split the $100 million in transportation funds. Quinn says cities, townships and counties are encouraged to use the money to make roads safer. In many cases, that means filling potholes and other damage caused by recent extreme weather. The funding includes $16.7 million for Cook County, about $502,000 for Sangamon County and $670,000 for Madison County.

Chicago is set to receive about $12.6 million.

Residents warned about ATM scam CHICAGO – The Illinois attorney general is warning residents about hackers gaining unauthorized access to bank accounts and illegally withdrawing money from ATMS. Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan says the warning follows a report by federal banking regulators that there has been an increase in the number of illegal withdrawals from banks. Authorities say criminals are engaged in sophisticated scams that involve obtaining bank employee login information. They then create fraudulent ATM cards and delete or alter systems that alert banks to unusual ATM activity. Madigan’s office says residents should monitor bank and credit card accounts daily and report any unauthorized charges or other activity.

– Wire reports

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on Jan. 23, 1997. She was last seen leaving a motel party in Rolling Meadows, Ill., and getting into a luxury car that had a placard reading “mayor.” The driver was described as a white man in his 30s. Two weeks later, a pair of hunters found Creek’s corpse in a marsh in the Town of Burlington. She’d been beaten, sexually assaulted and suffocated with a plastic bag, and she had a human bite mark on her neck. Her body was left posed with an upraised hand that had the word “Hi” written on her palm. Investigators referred to her as Jane Doe for 16 months until they could determine her name. Schmaling said there was no indication that Eaton, who

would have been 19 at the time of her disappearance, and Creek knew each other. “Eaton had not previously been a suspect or mentioned during the course of this investigation,” he said. Investigators recovered DNA from Creek’s body and fingerprints from the bag used to suffocate her. The evidence was sent to the FBI and crime labs in every other state, but there were no matches. Then on Feb. 28, the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation informed the Wisconsin Department of Justice that the fingerprint evidence matched the prints of Eaton, who’d been convicted in Illinois in 2000 for possessing

drug paraphernalia. Once the Wisconsin Crime Laboratory confirmed the fingerprint match, Racine County deputies launched an in-depth investigation that involved the surveillance. After tailing Eaton for several days they obtained the cigarette that he discarded at a Chicago-area train station. DNA from the cigarette matched the sample recovered from Creek’s body, Schmaling said. The sheriff said the investigation is still going on. He called on people who might have knowledge of Eaton and his alleged involvement in the crime to “do the right thing for Amber and her family and come forward.”

on a flight from London. The Transportation Security Administration says the bags belonged to a 16-year-old and a 17-year-old who were returning from a school field trip to Europe. TSA spokesman Jim McKinney said a bomb disposal crew determined the shells were inert and no one was ever in danger. The teens told law enforcement they obtained the shells at a French World War I artillery range. It was not clear how. TSA explosives experts believe they are French 75 mm shells. They were seized Monday evening while the teens were transferring to a flight to Seattle. The teens were questioned then allowed to travel onward. They weren’t charged.

The Springfield bureau of Lee Enterprises newspapers reports that the route would include stops in Galesburg, Peoria, Bloomington-Normal and Champaign-Urbana and connect already existing stretches of track. No cost estimate was discussed, but legislators are being asked to approve $42 million for passenger rail service between Chicago and St. Louis and Chicago and Carbondale. A 2008 law passed by Congress shifted most of the costs for shorter routes from the federal government to states. State Rep. Don Moffitt, a Republican from Gilson, is sponsoring the proposal that he says would provide an important link for college students. Supporters said the line would also offer more residents of the state an alternative to driving. The state’s current Amtrak lines run from northern Illinois to southern and southwestern parts of the state between Chicago and the cities of Quincy, St. Louis and Carbondale.

on a field of solar panels that will ultimately supply about 2 percent of the school’s electricity. The nearly 21-acre “solar farm” is a key part of the university’s renewable energy efforts, according to a report by the Champaign News-Gazette. The project, which had been set to begin construction last summer, was delayed because of concerns from state purchasing officials who questioned the public-private partnership between the school and Phoenix Solar Inc., which is based in San Ramon, Calif. Under the terms of the deal, Phoenix Solar will design, build and operate the farm for the first 10 years. The Champaign school will spend about $1.5 million a year to buy the power that’s generated from the panels. After the first decade, the project will be turned over to the school. The newspaper reports that state procurement officers have now signed off on the complex financial arrangement. Morgan Johnston, sustainability coordinator for UI Facilities and Services, said that gives the school the OK to move forward with the project. The panels are expected to take more than seven months to install.

“We are absolutely counting on it lasting at least 20 years total, and it’s likely to last longer than that,” she said. The University of Illinois is hoping to have 5 percent of its electricity come from renewable resources by 2015.

STATE BRIEFS Cardinal George staying home for treatment CHICAGO – Chicago Cardinal Francis George will not travel to Rome for the canonizations of Pope John XXIII and Pope John Paul II because of the resumption of chemotherapy to treat his cancer. The 77-year-old spiritual leader of the Archdiocese of Chicago’s more than 2 million Roman Catholics was released from the hospital on March 21 after being treated for dehydration and flu-like symptoms. Treatment of the cancer near his right kidney was interrupted by the infection. George survived bladder cancer eight years ago and was diagnosed with urothelial cancer in 2012. According to the archdiocese, George intends to maintain his scheduled participation in the Holy Week services and Easter Sunday Mass at Holy Name Cathedral. The canonizations are to take place later this month.

WWI artillery shells found at O’Hare CHICAGO – Baggage screeners at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport have discovered two World War I artillery shells in checked luggage that arrived

Illinois considering east-west Amtrak route SPRINGFIELD – State lawmakers are backing the creation of an east-west passenger rail corridor across Illinois. The Illinois House unanimously approved a non-binding resolution Monday endorsing a possible Amtrak route from the Quad Cities in the west to Danville in the east.

Work on U of I solar field could start this year CHAMPAIGN – University of Illinois officials said they hope work could begin later this year

13-year-old charged with defacing Chicago statues CHICAGO – Chicago authorities say a 13-year-old boy is facing charges for defacing 18 life-size statues in the city’s famous Grant Park. The Chicago Sun-Times reports the boy is accused of using spray paint to tag the faceless pieces that are part of a 26-statue collection made by Icelandic artist Steinunn Thorarinsdottie. The statues were installed in August and will remain in the park until October. Bob O’Neill is president of the Grant Park Conservancy. He said this weekend’s vandalism was the first time the pieces have been defaced. The graffiti’s since been removed. Police say the boy was charged as a juvenile on Monday. He faces a series of charges including felony criminal damage to property.

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RACINE, Wis. – Authorities tailed a man for several days and used DNA from a cigarette he tossed away at a train station to connect him to the cold-case slaying of a teenage runaway whose body was found in a marsh in 1997, a sheriff in southeastern Wisconsin said Tuesday. James P. Eaton, 36, of Palatine, Ill., was arrested Saturday in Chicago after investigators conducting the surveillance were able to recover the partially used cigarette, Racine County Sheriff Chris Schmaling said. Eaton has been charged with first-degree intentional

homicide and hiding a corpse. He was being held in Racine County Jail on Tuesday on $1 million bail, and Schmaling didn’t know whether Eaton has an attorney. No court date was scheduled for Tuesday, “ T h i s i s a James P. d a y t h a t w e Eaton have been wait- Palatine ing more than 17 years to arrive,” Schmaling said at a news conference. Eaton is suspected in connection with the slaying of Amber Creek, a 14-year-old from Palatine, Ill. She had run away from a state-operated juvenile shelter in Chicago

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NATION&WORLDBig outside groups overshadow Obama signs actions parties in key political races for gender pay gap By ALAN FRAM and JIM KUHNHENN The Associated Press

By CHARLES BABINGTON The Associated Press WASHINGTON – Millionaires and billionaires are increasing their influence in federal elections, leaving political parties to play more limited roles, and raising questions about who sets the agenda in campaigns. In a handful of key Senate races, the biggest and loudest players so far are well-funded groups that don’t answer to any candidate or political party. That can make it hard for voters to know who is responsible for hard-hitting TV ads and other “messaging.” Candidates and parties acknowledge the outside groups, such as those fi-

nanced by billionaire brothers Charles and David Koch, can be helpful. And last week’s Supreme Court decision voiding overall limits on contributions to candidates, PACs and political parties may give the parties a modest financial boost. But some party officials say even friendly independent groups can be unpredictable, unaccountable and worrisome. “The difficulty with outside groups is they may not understand what’s happening inside a district,” said Rep. Steve Israel of New York, who oversees Democrats’ House races this year. He said he sometimes sees TV ads from pro-Democratic groups “and I cringe. I don’t

know where they’re going.” Nicolle Wallace, a top aide in the 2004 and 2008 Republican presidential campaigns, echoed that view. “When you land in a battleground state, and you plan a speech the next day on, say, military spending,” she said, it can be jarring to see a barrage of supposedly friendly TV ads on a different topic. Suddenly the campaign must prepare talking points, research and other materials it had not anticipated, Wallace said. The clout and proper place of the Republican and Democratic parties, which have dominated U.S. politics since the Civil War, are now more in doubt than they were a few years ago.


WASHINGTON – In a concerted election-year push to draw attention to women’s wages, President Barack Obama signed directives Tuesday to make it easier for workers of federal contractors to get information about workplace compensation. He seasoned his move with a sharp rebuke of Republicans whom he accused of “gumming up the works” on workplace fairness. Obama made a clear partisan appeal to women as he issued an executive order prohibiting federal contractors from retaliating against workers who discuss their pay. He also directed the Labor Department to write rules requiring federal contractors to provide compensation data by race and gender. “This is about Republicans seemingly opposing any efforts to even the playing field for working families,” Obama said at a White House signing ceremony, surrounded by women advocates and accompanied by Lilly Ledbetter, a woman whose namesake legislation on pay equity was the

first bill Obama signed into law in 2009. Obama’s actions focused exclusively on federal contractors but they dovetailed with the start of Senate debate on broader legislation to make it easier for workers to sue any company for paying women less because of their gender. That legislation is expected to fail, as it has in the past, due to Republican opposition. The Senate legislation, like Obama’s narrower executive order, would forbid companies from punishing workers who share salary information and would allow punitive and compensatory damages in lawsuits. It would make it harder for companies to prove disparities in pay are not gender based and would make it easier to file class action lawsuits. Republican Sen. Deb Fischer of Nebraska said she would offer an amendment to narrow the measure, mostly by banning employer retaliation against workers who share salary information. She and several other Republican senators said they would likely vote to block debate on the overall bill on Wednesday unless Democrats allow votes on GOP amendments.

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Railroads stress safety after deaths up in 2013

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Mother killer whale, Katsaka, and her calf swim together at SeaWorld San Diego’s Shamu Stadium in San Diego. A California bill that sought to end killer whale shows at SeaWorld in San Diego and phase out their captivity was put on hold Tuesday dousing an escalating fight between animal activists and supporters of the major tourist attraction.

By FENIT NIRAPPIL The Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. – A California bill that sought to end killer whale shows at SeaWorld in San Diego and phase out their captivity was put on hold Tuesday, dousing an escalating fight between animal activists and supporters of the major tourist attraction. The bill’s author, Democrat Richard Bloom of Santa Monica, agreed during the bill’s first hearing before the water, parks and wildlife committee to revisit his proposal after further study. As a result, AB2140 is dead for this year, and the soonest lawmakers could vote on the proposal would be mid2015 following additional hearings. “It’s unfortunate that much of the conversation has been fueled ... by fear and invective and misinformation,” Bloom said. “It’s clear that many committee members are simply unprepared to make a decision on the bill.” Bloom was inspired by the 2013 documentary “Blackfish” in which filmmakers argue that captivity and mistreatment of orcas make the animals aggressive and have led to attacks on trainers. It examined the events leading to the 2010 death of trainer Dawn Brancheau in SeaWorld Orlando when the whale Tilikum pulled her underwater.

The bill would have banned the import, export and breeding of orcas while requiring SeaWorld San Diego to move its 10 killer whales out of tanks and into larger sea pens. Witnesses for the marine park said that was not a viable option, and SeaWorld lobbyist Scott Wetch told lawmakers the bill would have likely resulted in the orcas being moved to parks outside the state. Public outrage over the movie drove 1.2 million people to sign a petition that was delivered Monday to the Assembly by three elementary school students who successfully stopped an overnight school field trip to SeaWorld. The petition supported the bill. Dozens of animal rights activists packed the hearing room on Tuesday to support the bill, with more who were unable to get seats waiting outside. SeaWorld dismissed their contention that orcas are too intelligent and too large for captivity. “That argument is not based on credible peer-reviewed science,” John Reilly, president of SeaWorld San Diego Park, said in an interview. “It’s based on emotion and a propaganda film.” Groups supporting business and tourism backed SeaWorld, saying it provides thousands of jobs and attracts tourists to San Diego.

ter climbing aboard the train to free his shirt, Kalina fell under the train. Kalina, who hopes to return to Ohio State in the fall to compete his degree, wants others to learn from his mistake. “It just takes one bad time to possibly end your life,” Kalina said. The effort is also backed by the Association of American Railroads trade group, major railroads and the Federal Railroad Administration. Despite the increase in deaths in 2013, regulators note that railroad safety has significantly improved over the past decade by most measures. Between 2004 and 2013, for example, the number of trespassing deaths went up about 3 percent. The Federal Railroad Administration said the number of injuries and deaths from trespassing fluctuates from year to year based on factors such as construction near train tracks or increased vehicle and pedestrian traffic.

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OMAHA, Neb. – Railroads are launching a new campaign to highlight the dangers of being near train tracks after a spike in rail deaths last year. At this time last year, the railroads were proudly calling 2012 their safest year ever as derailments and crossing accidents kept declining. But last year, the number of trespassing deaths rose by 47, or 11 percent, to 476, and the number of deaths in accidents increased nearly 8 percent to 250. Although the rates vary from year to year and there are only theories to explain last year’s increase, it prompted federal regulators to develop a public campaign aimed at reducing accidents. Ads being released Tuesday are focusing on how people and vehicles stand no chance against a train. “We need to make sure people understand the danger they’re putting themselves in on the rails,” said Joyce Rose,

CEO of Operation Lifesaver, a nonprofit dedicated to educating people about railroad hazards. It’s difficult to determine what was behind the death increase in 2013, but Rose believes it may be related to smartphones and other electronic devices. “We’re a distracted population,” Rose said. The main TV commercial for the new campaign, dubbed “See Tracks? Think Train,” shows a young man walking on railroad tracks while wearing headphones and not realizing a train is coming. Mark Kalina, who lost parts of both legs in a train accident, supports the message. The 24-year-old said he knew he made a bad decision when he tried to walk around a stopped train to get to his apartment in Columbus, Ohio, after he’d been out with friends in October 2012. The train started moving, and Kalina’s shirt got caught. But af-

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Ship hunts for more ‘pings’ in jet search By NICK PERRY The Associated Press

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PERTH, Australia – Search crews in the Indian Ocean failed to pick up more of the faint underwater sounds that may have been from the missing Malaysian jetliner’s black boxes whose batteries are at the end of their life. The signals first heard late Saturday and early Sunday had sparked hopes of a breakthrough in the search for Flight 370, but Angus Houston, the retired Australian air chief marshal leading the search far off western Australia, said listening equipment on the Ocean Shield ship has picked up no trace of the sounds since then. Finding the sound again is crucial to narrowing the search area so a submarine can be deployed to chart a potential debris field on the seafloor. If the autonomous sub was used now with the sparse data collected so far, covering all the potential places from which the pings might have come would take many days. “It’s literally crawling at the bottom of the ocean so it’s going to take a long, long time,” Houston said. The locator beacons on the black boxes have a battery life of only about a month – and Tuesday marked exactly one month since the plane vanished. Once the beacons blink off, locating the black boxes in such deep water would be an immensely difficult, if not impossible, task. “There have been no further contacts with any transmission and we need to continue [searching] for several days right up to the point at which there’s absolutely no doubt that the batteries will have expired,” Houston said. If, by that point, the U.S. Navy towed pinger locator has failed to pick up more signals, the sub will be deployed. If it maps out a debris field on the ocean floor, the sonar system on board will be replaced with a camera unit to photograph any wreckage. Earlier, Australia’s acting prime minister, Warren Truss, had said the Bluefin 21 autono-

mous sub would be launched on Tuesday, but a spokesman for Truss said later the conflicting information was a misunderstanding, and Truss acknowledged the sub was not being used immediately. Houston earlier said the two sounds heard Saturday and Sunday are consistent with the pings from an aircraft’s black boxes. Defense Minister David Johnston called the sounds the most positive lead and said it was being pursued vigorously. Still, officials warned it could take days to determine whether the sounds were connected to the plane that vanished March 8 on a flight from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, to Beijing with 239 on board. “This is a herculean task – it’s over a very, very wide area, the water is extremely deep,” Johnston said. “We have at least several days of intense action ahead of us.” Houston also warned of past false leads – such as ships detecting their own signals. Because of that, other ships are being kept away, so as not to add unwanted noise. “We’re very hopeful we will find further evidence that will confirm the aircraft is in that location,” Houston said. “There’s still a little bit of doubt there, but I’m a lot more optimistic than I was one week ago.” Such optimism was overshadowed by anguish at a hotel in Beijing where around 300 relatives of the flight’s passengers – most of whom were Chinese – wait for information about the plane’s fate. One family lit candles on a heart-shaped cake to mark what would have been the 21st birthday of passenger Feng Dong, who had been working in construction in Singapore for the past year and was flying home to China via Kuala Lumpur. Feng’s mother wept as she blew out the candles. A family member of another passenger said staying together allowed the relatives to support one another through the ordeal. “If we go back to our homes now it will be extremely painful,” Steve Wang said.

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Premature to declare Obamacare a success The White House announced last week that it had reached its initial goal of signing up more than 7 million Americans for the insurance exchanges created by the Affordable Care Act as of the “deadline” – in Washington, of course, a deadline is not quite a deadline – while estimating that 10 million people who didn’t have health insurance before now do. The news was greeted, as expected, with soaring trumpets from the left and disclaiming tubas from the right. We think both sides are trying way too hard, and as usual for all the wrong reasons. Indeed, many Democrats have proven themselves all too eager apologists for a program that, if noble in intent, has in practice been enveloped in lies and incompetence and bureaucratic complexity (and we’d wager that many a Democrat – and Republican – on Capitol Hill still cannot tell us what exactly is in Obamacare, Nancy Pelosi included). Chief among those wishful-thinking cheerleaders would be President Barack Obama, who pronounced that “the debate over repealing this law is over ... The Affordable Care Act is here to stay.” He will forgive those who equate that with George W. Bush’s “Mission Accomplished” aircraft carrier sign following the initial invasion of Iraq. Way, way premature. Indeed, given recent history, it is difficult to know how reliable all the numbers are. And it is fair to ask how many of those 7 million are actually premium-paying customers, and how much progress can be read

into that 7 million given that so many were forced into the exchanges by other provisions of the law. On the flip side, Republicans have been a bit too enthusiastic in their condemnations to failure. As with any start-up, bugs are inevitable, and Obamacare is in a better place now than it was just months ago. Conservatives can come off as if they don’t want Americans to have health insurance, and don’t much care about those who don’t. Despite claims to the contrary, there is a fair amount of repeal without replace on their side of the aisle, with Paul Ryan’s recent budget proposal – which imagines a future America without Obamacare – arguably an example of that. How many times now have House Republicans tried to kill the law, knowing their effort was doomed by political realities? More times than the White House has unilaterally tried to change ACA or delayed certain aspects of it, even by the Wall Street Journal’s count. Ultimately, the promise was made that Obamacare would extend coverage and peace of mind to tens of millions of uninsured or under-insured Americans, and that it would contain skyrocketing health care costs. The worthiness of those goals aside, citizens and historians absolutely should hold Obama and the Democrats who turned the bill into law accountable for that pledge. That 7 million Americans have signed up is not bad news. Now we get to see whether it works as advertised.

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Parents deserve choice in how to raise children SPRINGFIELD – After several weeks of trying to teach my second-grader how to ride a bicycle, I became pretty frustrated. I tried instructing Gracie the same way my parents taught me when I was 6, but I couldn’t understand what was going wrong. My poor mother must have run miles up and down West Street in Galesburg with one hand on my bicycle seat, hollering, “You can do it, Scotty! You can do it!” But for my oldest daughter, this strategy proved less than effective. In fact, about the only thing this method seemed to accomplish was giving me a really good workout. So what’s a modern parent to do? I turned to YouTube. After watching three videos on teaching a child how to ride a bike, I altered my approach. Instead of running behind her while she learned to pedal, steer, brake and

REEDER REPORT Scott Reeder balance herself, I took Gracie to the top of our neighbor’s driveway and let her practice coasting to the bottom of it without pedaling. Once she had mastered balancing herself, we worked on pedaling. Then it was steering. And after a spill in the neighbor’s yard – in which Gracie announced she will never get on a bicycle again – we continue to work on braking. Teaching is difficult. Every child learns differently. Methods that work for some don’t work for others. For example, when I read with my kids, I find they master words differently. One likes to sound out words. Another recognizes them by sight. I can’t say one learning method is better, because my

little girls learn in different ways. I attended public schools and universities – from kindergarten through graduate school – and found it to be a mostly positive experience. My children attend parochial schools, because my wife and I value the structure, the religious education and the accountability of the teachers. A friend, who is a scientist, withdrew his daughter from public high school and had her study an online curriculum for a year. She now is flourishing in college. I have friends who homeschool their children, and they think it is great. Charter schools are a solution many other parents have pursued. Ultimately, parents must choose what they believe is best for their children. Unfortunately, there are some in the General Assembly, who want to limit that choice.

See REEDER, page 24

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

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We need to match qualifications to job To the Editor: We have just completed preliminary elections and now move into midterm. We face serious problems locally, more so statewide, let alone federally. We need to pick individuals of ability and experience in order to work toward resolutions of our myriad difficulties. The balance of our problems is business and fiscal in nature.

We need to pick candidates with strong, successful business backgrounds, along with fiscally conservative views vs. professional politicians, in order to start to regain our fiscal strength. You wouldn’t get a plumber (no matter how talented) to perform brain surgery. You would want a talented and experienced brain surgeon. Why then do some feel that a politician, either incumbent and/or new, can and will be able to work to resolve business problems they have no

experience in doing? Running a government is a business. It’s the business of the people. We need fiscally conservative people elected to run our country and local government. Let’s elect people with business experience and training to run our governments and then hold their feet to the fire to ensure that it’s accomplished. This is our chance to succeed. If we elect those who have no background we are bound to keep the status quo and fail.

Hopefully, if we elect those who have the talent and experience, we will correct the mess we are in for us and the future. Mark Turk Joliet

Tired of the unthruths in government on both sides To the Editor: So our government wants not to cut the “temporary” state tax increase. They claim to need it to balance the state budget. It’s just

more government “smoke and mirrors.” I thought that is what it was supposed to do in the first place. I don’t know about you, but I am sure getting tired of some of the untruths in government, from both sides of the aisle. Let’s take them all to the woodshed in the fall. By the way, I was very disappointed by the primary election turnout. Please, let’s not do it again in November. Ray Malmgren New Lenox

Teachers unions fighting new Illinois House charter school bill • REEDER

Continued from page 23 The Illinois House recently passed a bill that takes aim at charter schools. Such schools receive public funding but operate with more independence than other public schools. Students may be drawn from across a district,

rather than a specific neighborhood, and while faculty members can join unions, they often choose not to. It’s that final point that has teachers unions and their legislative allies taking aim at charter schools and trying to undo modest reforms. Just three years ago, Illinois created a Charter School Commission that groups

wanting to create charter schools could appeal to if a local school board said “No.” The commission is really the forum of last resort for those seeking to create a charter school. Even so, about 95 percent of the time, that commission also says “No.” But that’s not good enough for the state’s two teachers

unions. They want the commission dead. Finished. Defunct. Kaput. In simple terms, charter schools are a threat to the unions’ business model. If charter schools weren’t working, parents would refuse to enroll their children in such institutions. But they

are an effective alternative. After all, no child learns the same way. And all parents deserve a choice.

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Lincoln-Way W. uses 5-run 2nd to get past Lockport By CURT HERRON LOCKPORT – Zach Speaker admitted he had been struggling to throw the ball lately, but you wouldn’t have suspected that if you watched the final play of Lincoln-Way West’s baseball game at Lockport on Tuesday. That’s because the senior right fielder caught a fly ball and then proceeded to make a perfect throw home to complete a double play, which wrapped up a 5-4 victory for the Warriors over the Porters at Flink Field in Lockport. West (5-0) scored all of its runs on the benefit of just one hit in the second and then held off the comeback efforts of Lockport (5-6), which got the potentially-tying run into scoring position in each of the final two innings. Ryan Dalton looked like he might force extra innings when he sent a long shot to right, but Speaker grabbed it and then threw home, where Jake Mahy applied the tag before a sliding Lorenzo Blazekovich could cross the plate.

Lockport runner Jeremy Quade scores as Lincoln-Way West catcher Jake Mahy tries to apply a tag. “That was pretty awesome,” Speaker said of the game’s final play. “A couple of weeks ago I wasn’t even able to throw because I had screwed up my arm playing football. There’s nothing like starting off the season at 5-0 after coming here and playing on a beautiful field. Our team has a lot of potential, so we just have to keep working at it.” The Porters grabbed the early advantage when Jeremy Quade (3 for 4) came home on

an infield out by Tyler Hair in the opening inning. But West moved in front for good in the second, taking advantage of three walks, a hit batter and an error to score five times after the initial two batters had been retired. Luke Morgan tied things on a bases-loaded walk and then Speaker was hit by a pitch to bring another run home. Then Dan Brokop followed with a bases-clearing double to left. “We made some mistakes here and there and didn’t take

advantage of some things but any time that you play in tight games early, it’s going to help you in the future,” Warriors coach Jake Zajc said. “And obviously to end it like that with a nice throw from right was exciting, for sure. Zach came through on that throw and that was huge for us. “Some of the guys at the bottom of the order had good at-bats that kept things alive in the second and Dan has been doing a great job all year of getting big hits. I like the depth on our team and we saw that today when we had to use three pitchers.” Andrew Clavenna went the first four innings and picked up the win for West. Ben Francis struck out four in two innings, and Morgan recorded the final three outs. The Porters closed to within 5-3 in the bottom of the second as Rusty Hoh scored on an infield hit by Dakota Dunstan and then Quade singled home Mike Formella. After allowing four hits during the first two innings, West’s pitchers only yielded two more hits after that. Lock-

port’s Tyler Nassar scored on a balk in the fourth. “We all went out and did our jobs and each of us performed well,” Francis said. “It helped to have that one big inning to give us the lead. This is one of the hardest working groups I’ve ever been around, especially our pitchers. We all hang out outside of school and are close. We’re a tight group and our team chemistry is through the roof.” While West’s pitchers were effective late, the same can also be said for the Porters. Noah Masa threw the final five innings and only allowed one hit while striking out four. But Lockport, which allowed just three hits, could not get the big hit down the stretch. “We’ve had a lot of one- and two-run losses, so we have to figure out a way to come out on top,” Porters coach Andy Satunas said. “That second inning was disappointing since we did it to ourselves. I’m proud of the guys for battling back. We knew with Noah on the mound that we could hold them but we didn’t end the game the way we wanted to.”




in manufacturing the runs. In the third, Morris had four hits while taking advantage of three walks by Cochran in building the 9-0 lead. “This is one of those games, where we were just about over the hump, and obviously we’d like to get that 10th run,” Kein said. “But we’re out here to play baseball, and anytime we can get some other guys some innings and experience we’re going to. [Tuesday] was one of those experiences.” Cheshareck had thrown three scoreless innings for Morris, allowing two hits and no walks while striking out three, before being relieved

by Ricky Pelnarsh. Pelnarsh went 2 2⁄3 innings allowing two hits, seven walks, including four in the sixth before being lifted. “It’s probably been a while since Ricky has thrown that much,” Kein said. “But we want our pitchers to work through adversity out there. I was still happy with some of the things I saw from him out there.” Brock Kukman came in and retired all four batters he faced in finishing the Reapers off. “Especially with the amount of runs we saw them put up yesterday, you never

know what could happen,” Kein said. “But Brock is experienced and he came in and got the job done for us.” Morris added its final run in the sixth inning against pitcher Eloy Carrera and finished the afternoon with nine hits. “I saw some good things out there today,” Kein said, “Offensively, we put together some innings nontraditionally. We’re not spraying the ball around too much, but we are producing some runs. That’s good to see. We’re going to try and build on that.” Morris hosts Ottawa on Wednesday at 4:30 p.m.


Five University of St. Francis athletes honored in CCAC STAFF REPORTS JOLIET – For the second straight week, five University of St. Francis athletes have been recognized as the Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference Athletes of the Week. Going 4-0 with wins over two regionally-ranked opponents, Alex Haizel was named the Men’s Tennis Player of the Week. Haizel went 2-0 at both No. 2 singles and No. 1 doubles. A career-best 2-over-par 75 earned Mary Jackson Women’s Golfer of the Week. Jackson helped lead the Saints to the team title at the rain-shortened, 12-team University of Saint Francis (Ind.) Cougar Spring Invitational on Saturday. Chelsea Rimington was the recipient of the Women’s Field Performer of the Week. Rimington threw 14.27 meters in the shot put at the Eastern Illinois University Big Blue Classic to earn an NAIA automatic national-qualifying distance. USF earned its third straight sweep of men’s track and field accolades after Trevor Howard (Wilmington) was named the Men’ Track Performer of the Week and Ryan Njegovan was recognized as

the Field Performer of the Week. Howard won the men’s title at the Chi Town Half Marathon and earned the opportunity to compete in the marathon at next month’s NAIA Championships. Njegovan turned in a pair of NAIA national-qualifying performances in the shot put and discus at the EIU Big Blue Classic.

HIGH SCHOOL SOFTBALL Joliet West 8, Bradley-Bourbonnais 6: The Tigers (5-4) had their home run stroke going, as Kristen Ames, winning pitcher Joy Treasure (3 for 3), Alysia Rodriguez (2 for 4) and Airana Liceaga (2 for 4) all went deep. DeShonte Smith added two RBIs as Treasure struck out five.

Lincoln-Way Central 4, Joliet Central 1: Jackie Farbak (2 for 3, three RBIs) broke the game open with a two-run double for the Knights (4-2). Colleen McLaughlin went 2 for 3 with an RBI, while Sarah Mikolajczak pitched seven innings, striking out five.

Lincoln-Way West 10, Lockport 2: Amanda Ruskowski was 3 for 4 with a home run and three RBIs for the Warriors (7-0), while Dani Morgan was 3 for 3 with a double. Rachel Andrade was 2 for 3 with a homer and two RBIs.

Winning pitcher Morghan Dieringer struck out seven and surrendered just four hits. Morris 12, Plano 1: Lauren Severson was 4 for 5 with a home run and three RBIs for the Redskins (8-1). Alex Cook (three RBIs) and Kellen Bernickus (two RBIs) also homered. Abby Burns threw five innings, giving up four hits while striking out six.

HIGH SCHOOL BASEBAL Plainfield North 6, Romeoville 0 (9 Innings): Jack Butler went 3 for 5, with two doubles and two RBIs for the Tigers (6-1, 1-0) in their Southwest Prairie Conference opener. Zach Jarosz (double, RBI) and Joe Callahan each went 2 for 4 to back winning pitcher Matt Vanek, who threw four innings.

Lincoln-Way Central 10, Joliet Central 0: In a Southwest Suburban Conference crossover, Lincoln-Way Central (5-2) got a complete game from Jason Stricklin. Offensively, Ryan Earll contributed with three RBIs and Pat Michalak and Tony Kestel each scored three runs.

Providence Catholic 17, Naperville Central 8: Niko Kutsulis (RBI), Ben Salvador (triple, four RBIs) and Dylan Rosa (double, two RBIs) all had two hits for the Celtics (6-4) as Jus-

tin Hunniford struck out four in two innings for the win.

Lincoln-Way West 4, Bolingbrook 3: Dan Robson and Trev-

Reed-Custer 10, Momence 0: Tyler Murawski was 2 for

or Behm both won at singles for West, while the doubles teams of Dakota Anderson and Chris Martos and Mark Mucha and Kyle Wardinski also won.

3 and scored three runs for the Comets (6-3), while Eddie Wilkins delivered a two-run double. Josh Bull went the full six innings, firing a one-hitter with five strikeouts.

GIRLS SOCCER Joliet Catholic Academy 1, Minooka 0: Brittany Cunnea scored on a corner kick from Kelsey Builta in the first half for the Angels (4-2), and Lena Rodriguez recorded her third shutout.

Lincoln-Way Central 5, Homewood-Flossmoor 0: Kyla Grundhofer had a hat trick for the Knights (4-2-3), while Sara Petrone and Heidi Killinger also scored. Anita Fournier recorded her first shutout of the season, and it was the team’s sixth.

BOYS TENNIS Joliet Catholic Academy 6, Plainfield South 1: Winning for the Hilltoppers (2-0) in singles were Dyllan Mattea and Luke Troha. JCA doubles winners were the teams of Nate Naal and Dominic Bertino and Seth Stockl and Freddie Harvey. Winning for Plainfield South in singles was Austin Russell.

BADMINTON Lincoln-Way West 14, Lincoln-Way North 1: Winning singles matches for West were Stephanie McDonald, Beth Heise, Hannah Sigrist, Divinity Burgos, Cassie Ruettiger, Dalayne Weston, Maddie Maynerd, Alex Sutor and Cori Seguin. Doubles winners were Heise-Sigrist, Burgos-Weston, McDonald-Ruettiger and Maynerd-Sutor.

COLLEGE BASEBALL Lewis 7, Saint Xavier 2: Jared Pyatt was 2 for 5 with three RBIs to lead the Flyers (16-14). Kane Lombardo, Joel Rotkvich and Grant Bridgewater all had two hits, as well. Dylan Cysewski picked up the win with two perfect innings, including two strikeouts.

COLLEGE SOFTBALL JJC 7-6, Triton 5-1: Brianna Atteo (Plainfield East) was the winning pitcher in both games for the Wolves (3-15, 2-4) in the N4C sweep.

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PLANO – On Monday afternoon, the Plano baseball team scored 19 runs against Ottawa, beating the Pirates by 14 runs. Seeing that Morris had both of those teams scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday, the Redskins were on hand to scout. Wasting little time to put the scouting report into place, the Redskins jumped all over Plano on Tuesday, in the process securing a 10-4 nonconference victory. “We were certainly not taking them lightly,” Morris

coach Todd Kein said of the Reapers. “We personally witnessed that game so we were ready for them.” Indeed they were. Morris got one run in the top of the first, when Thomas Cheshareck hit a bases-loaded sacrifice fly to score Trevor Lines who was hit by a pitch. The Redskins then scored three times against Plano junior pitcher Shawn Cochran and added five more in the third to lead, 9-0. In the second, Morris got three runs with the benefit of just one hit by Trevor Lines, but the team did get down a bunt and stole three bases

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Minooka’s second baseman Jake Null forces out Plainfield Central’s Ramsey Masllory and completes the double play during Tuesday’s game in Minooka. Minooka won, 7-0.


Pitching, defense come up big for Minooka in shut out By MARK JOHNSON MINOOKA – Minooka baseball coach Jeff Petrovic thinks his team is built around its defense and pitching, and both showed up in Tuesday’s Southwest Prairie Conference opener. Though Joe Butler had only one strikeout in six innings, the combination of a lack of hard contact by Central and a defense that turned three double plays, allowed Butler and reliever Miguel Ruiz to shut out Plainfield Central in a 7-0 Minooka win. “With the wind blowing in, I knew I wasn’t gonna [allow] any bombs, homers or anything,” Butler said. “I was just trying to get grounders, and especially when there was a guy on first, I was just letting them turn two, and my defense did a great job behind me. So did my catchers.” Central’s first inning was a preview of what was to come.

After Danny Brandon reached on an infield single, Christian Armstrong hit a slow grounder to short that the Minooka trio of Neal Tyrell, Jake Null and Brennan Polcyn turned into a double play. “It’s a momentum killer,” Petrovic said. “There they start off the first inning with their leadoff batter getting on, and they hit a little nubber that you’re just hoping to get one out, and we get two.” The Minooka (6-1, 1-0) offense was at times as much a product of what Central did not do as what the Indians did – the Wildcats made six errors and allowed five unearned runs. Minooka did, however, produce 11 hits against the Central pitching tandem of Nick Rana and Johnny Kostelz. Tyrell scored Minooka’s first two runs – one in the first on two-out infield single by Polcyn, and the other in the third on a double by Cristian Sanchez, who later scored

himself. Sanchez later doubled and scored during Minooka’s four-run fifth inning, capping a 3 for 3 day. “My approach at the plate was, in the first inning, trying to see strikes. Trying to see what the pitcher had,” Sanchez said. “After I saw his pitches, going into the second at-bat, I knew what he had, and I just wanted to jump on a good pitch, and I got a nice pitch up and in and I drove it. My third at-bat, I didn’t take the best swing, but I got lucky.” The Wildcats (2-4, 0-1) only went down in order once, but they also never got a runner in scoring position. Singles by Brandon, Armstrong and Matt Bunetta were their only hits. “[Butler] did a good job with the wind blowing in and keeping the ball down,” Wildcats coach John Rosner said. “Any little rally that we could’ve started ended because we ended up grounding into a double play, and they made some good plays defensively to do that.”

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Coal City track looks to rise in the rankings

Morris girls track sees lots of potential on 2014 team


Head coach: Dale Koepnick (second season) First meet: Tuesday vs. Reed-Custer and Wilmington “Also, several upperclassmen have joined, who have already contributed to the success of the team,” Koepnick said. Jumper and sprinter Emily Halliday, hurdler Rebecca Cash, sprinters Kassie Aldridge and Cheyenne Phillips, distance runners Ryanne Erhman and Hayley Shannon, and throwers Erika Cahe and Haley McMurtrey were all among the top point producers for the 2013 Coalers and are back. There is fresh talent around them, Koepnick said. “In addition to the expected returnees, we have five new freshmen and four upperclasswomen that are out for track for the first time,” Koepnick said. “Natale Benson, Lexi Pullara, Emily LaSala and Hillary Campos competed at the ReedCuster Invite, and all did far better than expected.” In addition to getting athletes to state, Koepnick wants both teams to improve their conference finishes from last season. In 2013, the boys were sixth in the I-8 and the girls were seventh.

By MARK JOHNSON MORRIS – Sixth-year Morris assistant girls track and field coach John Courter said there are a number of Redskins with potential beyond senior Haleigh Knapp and sophomore Leona Burton. Freshman thrower Destiny Cano, sophomore mid-distance runner Kayla Cryder and sophomore sprinter Malexa Farmer are among the young athletes Courter describes as “hopefuls.” There is a big difference between the program’s unproven athletes showing potential in practice and them reaching the level of their two state-qualifying teammates. “We have a couple sophomores that, if they keep working at it – that’s the hard part, keeping them working at it – they’ll see those times,” said Courter, who was running practice late last week as head coach Lori Dite attended to a family matter. “As far as shining stars, I would say no, but there’s a couple that have a lot of potential.” Of course, Knapp might be described as one of the state’s most brightly shining stars in track and field. The two-time

“I really, really, really, Just the facts really would like to Head coach: Lori Dite (fourth win again at state, and season) First meet: Thursday at Ottawa then also, more than anything, I really wanna break the record and set third as a freshman. “I wish I could have done my own.” Haleigh Knapp Senior two-time defending state champion in high jump

defending state champion in the high jump in Class 2A, Knapp is eying the Class 2A state final record of 5 feet, 9.5 inches, set in 2010 by Springfield’s Sara Maxson. Knapp’s best jump at state in 2013 was an inch and a half short of that mark. “I really, really, really, really would like to win again at state, and then also, more than anything, I really wanna break the record and set my own,” Knapp said. Knapp was the program’s lone qualifier for the Illinois Prep Top Times Meet, where her peak jump of 5-4 left her tied for fourth place in Class 2A. She has finished fourth at the meet every year, she said, except in 2011, when she was

better, but that’s how it is every year. Mostly, everybody doesn’t make their best marks at that meet,” Knapp said. “Maybe it’s [being] indoors, maybe it’s just nerves or something, but I wish I could have definitely won it this year and jumped a little higher.” Burton did not qualify for Top Times, but the same was true in 2013, and she went on to place ninth at state in the long jump. Her top marks during her freshman season included a long jump of 17-3 and a time of 12.8 seconds in the 100-meter. “My goal is to make it back to state, at least, in at least one event. I’m just hoping to beat my PRs from last year,” Burton said. In addition to those events, Burton plans to compete in the 200-meter , which she started running late in the 2013 season. She said she might also try hurdling.

AREA SCHEDULE WEDNESDAY’S EVENTS Badminton Oswego East at Plainfield Central, 4:30 p.m. Plainfield South at Plainfield North, 4:30 p.m. Romeoville at Plainfield East, 4:30 p.m. Baseball Providence Catholic at Lincoln-Way Central, 4:30 p.m. Minooka at Plainfield Central, 4:30 p.m. Plainfield East at Plainfield South, 4:15 p.m. Romeoville at Plainfield North, 4:15 p.m. Bolingbrook vs. Lake Side (Ga.) in Kissimmee, Fla., 1 p.m.

Bolingbrook vs. Osceola (Fla.) in Kissimmee, Fla., 3:30 p.m. Ottawa at Morris, 4:30 p.m. Seneca at Spring Valley Hall, 4:30 p.m. St. Anne at Gardner-South Wilmington, 4:30 p.m. Dwight at Heyworth, 4:30 p.m. Boys Tennis Plainfield Central at Morris, 4:30 p.m. Boys Volleyball Lockport at Oak Forest, 6 p.m. Bolingbrook at Andrew, 5:30 p.m. Boys Water Polo Lincoln-Way West at Andrew, 5 p.m. Girls Soccer Plainfield Central at Plainfield North, 6:15 p.m.

Providence Catholic at Fenwick, 5 p.m. Lockport at Bradley-Bourbonnais, 4:30 p.m. Yorkville at Coal City, 4:30 p.m. Girls Track Lincoln-Way Central, Sandburg at Stagg, 4:30 p.m. Providence Catholic, Nazareth Academy at Joliet Catholic Academy, 4:30 p.m. Girls Water Polo Lockport at Stagg, 5 p.m. Andrew at Lincoln-Way West, 5 p.m. Softball Naperville Central at Plainfield Central, 4:30 p.m. Plainfield South at Joliet Catholic Academy, 4:30 p.m.

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Every local school except Coal City, which had none, qualified at least two athletes for the track and field state meet in 2013. Second-year head coach Dale Koepnick hopes that in 2014 the Coalers join those ranks in both genders. His stated goals for both teams include qualifying “several athletes for the state meet.” Eight of Coal City’s top 10 girls point earners from last season, and five of its top boys, are back. The boys team also boasts four freshmen who have been IESA state qualifiers. “We have 49 boys this year and expect to be able to cover the 18 individual events much better,” Koepnick said. Koepnick said Jack Dibble, in the 200-meter and the 4x200-meter relay, and Matt Long, in the discus, nearly qualified for state at the 2013 Class 2A Plano Sectional, and will try to break through this spring. Distance runners Clay Kauzlaric and Peyton Whiston, and hurdler Chase Mincey also are deemed “top returners” by Koepnick. Hurdler Clayton Cash and sprinters Kyle Cowherd, Nick Hayden and Christian Johnson have junior high state experience.

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By ARTHUR ARKUSH Few NFL teams, much less any NFC North clubs, attacked this free agency period as aggressively as the Bears. Chicago Football has had readers covered the whole way, providing detailed reports and instant analysis for every Bears move. Now, with about one month left before the NFL draft takes center stage, let’s get up to speed with the rest of the division’s key transactions since the offseason began. The Packers, unsurprisingly, have been the quietest team in the NFC North with regard to team building. Unlike Bears GM Phil Emery, Ted Thompson doesn’t view voluminous free-agent signings as a viable method of roster construction. Instead, he assigns values to his own free agents, carefully choosing who to reward and who to let go, knowing that the players he opts not to re-sign – James Jones and Evan Diet-

rich-Smith, to name a couple – will net him more ammunition in next year’s draft in compensatory picks. If Thompson does need to add veterans from outside the building, he’s more inclined to target street free agents who don’t count in the NFL’s compensatory pick formula, as he did last month with the splash signing of former Bears DE Julius Peppers, and the less-hyped acquisition of Letroy Guion. Bears fans already are familiar with Peppers, who had a terrific four-year run in Chicago, even with last season’s regression. But he’ll be used much differently in Green Bay, where the Packers envision the 34-year old former All Pro as a hybrid player whose flexibility and unpredictability, they hope, will keep defenses guessing. Be prepared to see Peppers not only lined up all across the Green Bay defensive front, but also looming near the line of scrimmage in a two-point stance, making it difficult to predict which

way he’s headed. His size and athleticism can still lead to major headaches for the Bears and other Packers’ opponents. Guion, a steady rotational tackle in Minnesota in the past four seasons, gives the Packers a younger option than free agents Ryan Pickett and Johnny Jolly. Just 26, he can line up in more than one spot and adds some quickness to the Packers’ front. It still needs help via the draft, but the Packers defense now has a pair of veterans who can contribute readily while they wait for younger players to develop. The Packers reinforced their ascending ground game, re-signing James Starks and John Kuhn, both key players in their Week 17 playoff clincher at Soldier Field. Green Bay locked up its No. 1 CB Sam Shields, who’ll be challenged in coming years by the imposing Alshon Jeffery and Brandon Marshall. Few cornerbacks in the league have been more successful in slowing down Cal-

vin Johnson than Charles Tillman. The Bears hope Tim Jennings will be up to the challenge against Golden Tate. Joining a pass-catching corps that includes “Megatron” and a pair of terrific yards-aftercatch backs in Reggie Bush and Joique Bell, Tate’s arrival is huge for maligned quarterback Matt Stafford. Tate can also work inside, which could shine a spotlight on Kelvin Hayden or perhaps a rookie to limit the tough receiver’s damage. Detroit swapped one hard-hitting safety, Louis Delmas, for another, former Raven James Ihedigbo. He’s four years older than Delmas, but more durable and more familiar to new coordinator Teryl Austin. The Lions’ depth at defensive end is now thin after Emery’s poaching of Willie Young and Israel Idonije. The Packers and Lions, as currently constructed, are in precarious shape behind Aaron Rodgers and Matt Stafford, respectively. Green Bay still hasn’t locked up last

year’s unsung hero, Matt Flynn, leaving Scott Tolzien one Rodgers injury away from action. Meanwhile, the Lions downgraded while replacing longtime backup Shaun Hill with another familiar face, Dan Orlovsky. The Vikings have taken arguably the most forward-thinking approach in the division to free agency. The success of Mike Zimmer’s tenure in Cincinnati stemmed from a deep and ferocious front four. Thus, Minnesota invested heavily this offseason in young linemen just entering the peak of their careers. In addition to acquiring Linval Joseph and Corey Wootton, and re-signing Everson Griffen, who’ll replace Jared Allen, the Vikings nabbed playmaking slot cornerback Captain Munnerlyn and lengthy former second-rounder Derek Cox.

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Saad refocused, ready to be back in the lineup

As playoffs approach, Bulls focused on their style

By MARK LAZERUS Joel Quenneville didn’t sit Brandon Saad down and have a long talk about what the winger needs to do, what areas of the game he needs to improve upon, or even why exactly he was scratched on Sunday to begin with. “Pretty short talk,” Saad said. “Just refocus, get ready, and get back in the lineup.” That’s because there was nothing blatantly wrong about the way Saad was playing of late. Yes, his production has been nearly nonexistent – no goals and one assist in nine games – but his possession numbers and his defensive game have been mostly solid. Mostly. Quenneville just saw an occasional dip in the effort, and wanted to send a quick message before it became a


through his first benching. It’s just not needed. “I have 10 years on Saadvs. Montreal, 6:30 er, so I feel like I’ve been p.m. Wednesday, through a few situations like CSN, AM-720 that before,” Patrick Sharp said. “Early in my career I was a healthy scratch quite larger problem. “He has pretty high stan- a bit with [the Philadelphia dards of comparing his game Flyers]. I’ve been down that to some guys,” Quenneville road before, but I wasn’t as said. “And that consistency good as Saader was at that we’re accustomed to seeing age – he’s got that on me, for was sporadic. Sometimes sure. He’s more mature than you’re not productive at the I was. There’s not a whole lot rate you’re normally accus- that I can say to Saader that tomed to being at, but you he doesn’t already know. still have to find ways to par- He’s already a true profesticipate in our team game. sional who’s played 100He wasn’t at the level that some games in his career. he wants to see or we want He’s not on the radar at all, we’re not worried about him to see.” That the standard is so at all.” Saad will be back in the high for a second-year player is a testament to just how lineup Wednesday night good Saad has been. It’s when the Hawks host the also why the veterans ha- Montreal Canadiens in their ven’t been exactly rushing last home game of the reguto Saad’s side to talk him lar season.


Next MINNEAPOLIS – It’s the tough-guy reply these days. Ask a Bulls player about possible first- and second-round playoff matchups and how their seeding in the Eastern Conference can determine their postseason destination, and the standard answer is, “We’re not ducking anyone.” Well, they should be. There’s a reason the Bulls are in such a scramble for the No. 3 seed: The way the East stacks up, the No. 3 seed is one of the easiest paths to the conference finals. It would mean a first-round matchup with a Wizards team without any real playoff experience and – as the Wizards showed Saturday against the Bulls – allergic to a physical defensive style.

at Minnesota, 7 p.m. Wednesday, CSN, AM-1000 Awaiting the winner of that series would be the winner between the Indiana Pacers and Charlotte Bobcats. Six weeks ago, it wouldn’t have even been a question. The Pacers were the bullies of the East, hell-bent on capturing the No. 1 seed and setting the stage to knock off Miami from reaching the NBA Finals for a fourth-consecutive season. Now, they are broken. Maybe beyond repair. Even if they get by the Bobcats, on the intimidation scale the Pacers are a zero, as far as the Bulls are concerned.


WESTERN CONFERENCE GP W L OT Pts GF 79 52 20 7 111 246 79 51 20 8 110 254 78 50 21 7 107 239 79 49 21 9 107 239 79 45 19 15 105 259 79 45 28 6 96 197 80 42 26 12 96 200 79 39 29 11 89 230

GB — ½ 8 8 10 13 14 19

x-St. Louis x-Anaheim x-Colorado x-San Jose x-Blackhawks x-Los Angeles x-Minnesota Dallas

New York 33 45 .423 20½ Cleveland 31 47 .397 22½ Detroit 29 49 .373 24½ Boston 23 54 .299 30 Orlando 22 55 .286 31 Philadelphia 17 60 .221 36 Milwaukee 14 63 .182 39 WESTERN CONFERENCE y-San Antonio 60 18 .769 — y-Oklahoma City 55 21 .724 4 y-L.A. Clippers 55 23 .705 5 x-Houston 51 25 .671 8 x-Portland 50 28 .641 10 Golden State 48 29 .623 11½ Dallas 48 31 .608 12½ Phoenix 46 31 .597 13½

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32 38 44 45 50 52 54

.584 .506 .429 .416 .351 .325 .308

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Phoenix 79 36 28 15 87 212 Nashville 79 35 32 12 82 200 Vancouver 79 35 33 11 81 187 Winnipeg 80 35 35 10 80 220 Calgary 79 34 38 7 75 201 Edmonton 79 28 42 9 65 197 EASTERN CONFERENCE GP W L OT Pts GF z-Boston 79 53 18 8 114 254 y-Pittsburgh 79 50 24 5 105 240 x-Montreal 79 45 27 7 97 212 x-Tampa Bay 79 43 27 9 95 232 x-N.Y. Rangers 80 44 31 5 93 216 x-Philadelphia 79 41 29 9 91 225 Detroit 79 38 27 14 90 215 Columbus 79 41 31 7 89 223

GA 171 197 199 211 191 222 224 210

Washington New Jersey Toronto Ottawa Carolina N.Y. Islanders Florida Buffalo

237 201 251 262 219 262 263 238

79 79 80 79 79 79 80 79

36 34 38 34 34 31 28 21

30 29 34 31 34 37 44 49

13 16 8 14 11 11 8 9

85 84 84 82 79 73 64 51

226 191 229 230 197 216 190 152

225 234 213 233 228 261

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x-clinched playoff spot y-clinched division z-clinched conference

Tuesday’s Results Detroit 102, Atlanta 95 Brooklyn 88, Miami 87 Minnesota 110, San Antonio 91 Dallas 95, Utah 83 Oklahoma City at Sacramento (n) Houston at L.A. Lakers (n) Wednesday’s Games Detroit at Cleveland, 6 p.m. Brooklyn at Orlando, 6 p.m. Philadelphia at Toronto, 6 p.m. Charlotte at Washington, 6 p.m. Boston at Atlanta, 6:30 p.m. Miami at Memphis, 7 p.m. Indiana at Milwaukee, 7 p.m. Bulls at Minnesota, 7 p.m. Phoenix at New Orleans, 7 p.m. Houston at Denver, 8 p.m. Sacramento at Portland, 9 p.m. Oklahoma City at L.A. Clippers, 9:30 p.m. Thursday’s Games San Antonio at Dallas, 7 p.m. Denver at Golden State, 9:30 p.m.

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

MLB American League CENTRAL DIVISION W L Pct Detroit 4 1 .800 Cleveland 4 3 .571 White Sox 3 4 .429 Kansas City 3 4 .429 Minnesota 3 4 .429 EAST DIVISION W L Pct Tampa Bay 5 4 .556 New York 4 4 .500 Toronto 4 4 .500 Boston 3 5 .375 Baltimore 3 5 .375 WEST DIVISION W L Pct Seattle 4 2 .667 Oakland 4 3 .571 Texas 4 4 .500 Los Angeles 3 4 .429 Houston 3 5 .375

GB — 1 2 2 2 GB — ½ ½ 1½ 1½ GB — ½ 1 1½ 2

Tuesday’s Results White Sox at Colorado (n) Baltimore 14, N.Y. Yankees 5 Texas 10, Boston 7 Cleveland 8, San Diego 6 Toronto 5, Houston 2 Tampa Bay 1, Kansas City 0 Detroit at L.A. Dodgers (n) L.A. Angels at Seattle (n) Wednesday’s Games White Sox (Johnson 0-1) at Colorado (Nicasio 1-0), 2:10 p.m. San Diego (Stults 0-1) at Cleveland (McAllister 0-0), 11:05 p.m., 1st game Oakland (Chavez 0-0) at Minnesota (Hughes 0-0), 12:10 p.m. Tampa Bay (Odorizzi 1-0) at Kansas City (Guthrie 1-0), 1:10 p.m. Texas (Ross 0-0) at Boston (Peavy 0-0), 3:05 p.m. San Deigo (Erlin 0-0) at Cleveland (Bauer 0-0), 2:35 p.m., 2nd game Baltimore (Gonzalez 0-1) at N.Y. Yankees (Tanaka 1-0), 6:05 p.m. Houston (Harrell 0-1) at Toronto (Morrow 0-1), 6:07 p.m. L.A. Angels (Richards 1-0) at Seattle (Elias 0-0), 9:10 p.m. Detroit (Sanchez 0-0) at L.A. Dodgers (TBD), 9:10 p.m.

National League CENTRAL DIVISION W L Pct GB Milwaukee 5 2 .714 — Pittsburgh 5 2 .714 — St. Louis 5 3 .625 ½ Cubs 2 5 .286 3 Cincinnati 2 6 .250 3½ EAST DIVISION W L Pct GB Washington 5 3 .714 — Miami 5 3 .625 ½ Atlanta 4 3 .571 1 New York 3 4 .429 2 Philadelphia 3 4 .429 2

San Francisco Los Angeles Colorado San Diego Arizona

WEST DIVISION W L 6 2 5 3 4 4 2 5 2 8

Pct GB .750 — .625 1 .500 2 .286 3½ .200 5

Tuesday’s Results Pittsburgh 7, Cubs 6 White Sox at Colorado (n) Milwaukee 10, Philadelphia 4 San Francisco 7, Arizona 3 Washington 5, Miami 0 Cleveland 8, San Diego 6 N.Y. Mets 4, Atlanta 0 St. Louis 7, Cincinnati 5 Detroit at L.A. Dodgers (n) Wednesday’s Games Pittsburgh (Rodriguez 0-1) at Cubs (Hammel 1-0), 7:05 p.m. White Sox (Johnson 0-1) at Colorado (Nicasio 1-0), 2:10 p.m. San Diego (Stults 0-1) at Cleveland (McAllister 0-0), 11:05 p.m. Cincinnait (Leake 0-1) at St. Louis (Miller 0-1), 12:45 p.m. Florida (Turner 0-0) at Washington (Roark 1-0), 6:05 p.m. Milwaukee (Garza 0-1) at Philadelphia (Hernandez 1-0), 6:05 p.m. N.Y. Mets (Wheeler 0-1) at Atlanta (Santana 0-0), 6:10 p.m. Detroit (Sanchez 0-0) at L.A. Dodgers (TBD), 9:10 p.m. Arizona (Arroyo 0-0) at San Francisco (Lincecum 0-0), 9:15 p.m.

Without Tiger, tourney has open look By DOUG FERGUSON The Associated Press AUGUSTA, Ga. – One after another, some of the world’s best players and favorites to win the Masters trudged up the hill on the opening hole to start their practice rounds. Phil Mickelson. Rory McIlroy. Adam Scott. It was typical of any Tuesday at Augusta National, except for the scoreboard to the right of where they were walking. The board has the names of all 97 players in the field, with blank boxes to put their scores when the tournament begins. On the far right side of the board is a list of this year’s noncompeting invitees. Tommy Aaron. Doug Ford. Tiger Woods. “It’s a weird feeling not having him here, isn’t it?” said Phil Mickelson, a three-time Masters champion and the chief foil for Woods over the years. “He’s been such a mainstay in professional golf and in the majors. It’s awkward to not have him here. I hope he gets back soon. I hope he’s back for the other majors. As much as I want to win – and I know how great he is and tough to beat – it makes it special when he’s in the field and you’re able to win.” Woods hasn’t been the same all year, even before back surgery last week. He is missing the Masters for the first time. His presence looms as large as some of the Georgia pines lining the fairways, although it will be forgotten when the opening shot is in the air Thursday.

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Adam Scott, of Australia, tees off on the seventh hole during a practice round for the Masters golf tournament Tuesday in Augusta, Ga. Even so, Woods brings a buzz to any tournament, even at Augusta National. And this year, his absence has brought talk of the most wide-open Masters in nearly 20 years. Las Vegas has installed Scott and McIlroy as the betting favorites at 10-1, followed by Mickelson, Jason Day and Matt Kuchar at 12-1. McIlroy had his own version of a betting sheet on the table where he sat during his interview – the tee times for the opening two rounds. Told that 97 players were in the field, the 24-year-old from Northern Ireland figured 70 had a chance to win. “There’s a few past champions that play that might not be able to compete. There might be a few first-timers or a few amateurs that won’t compete,” McIlroy said. “But then you’ve got the rest. I’m just looking down the list here. Stewart Cink. Tim Clark. Ian Woos-

nam – no.” The room filled with laughter as McIlroy smiled and said, “Sorry, Woosie,” referring to the former champion. “You’ve got a lot of guys that can win, a lot of guys that have won PGA Tour events,” McIlroy said. “OK, we’re playing at Augusta. Because it’s the Masters and because it’s so big and so hyped up or whatever you want to say, you ought to remember that you’re still playing against the same guys you play with week in and week out. “I’ve beaten them before,” he said. “They’ve beaten me before.” The PGA Tour is 21 tournaments into the season, and only one player (Zach Johnson) won while he was in the top 10 in the world. McIlroy and Scott each had comfortable leads going into the final round and lost to players outside the top 100.

Minnesota (1 p.m.), 11 a.m. or noon, MLB Texas at Boston, 3 p.m., MLB Houston at Toronto, 6 p.m., ESPN2 Pro basketball Bulls at Minnesota, 7:10 p.m. CSN+ Miami at Memphis, 7 p.m., ESPN Oklahoma City at L.A. Clippers, 9:30 p.m., ESPN Pro hockey Montreal at Blackhawks,

6:30 p.m., CSN Detroit at Pittsburgh, 7 p.m., NBCSN San Jose at Anaheim, 9:30 p.m., NBCSN Soccer UEFA Champions League, quarterfinal, second leg, Manchester United at Bayern Munich, 1:30 p.m., FS1 CONCACAF Champions League, semifinal, second leg, Cruz Azul vs. Tijuana, at Mexico City, 7 p.m., FS1

WHAT TO WATCH College softball Michigan State at Indiana, 3 and 5:30 p.m., BTN Golf Exhibition, Masters Par 3 Contest, at Augusta, Ga., 2 p.m., ESPN Pro baseball Pittsburgh at Cubs, 7 p.m., WGN White Sox at Colorado, 2:10 p.m., CSN Regional coverage, San Diego at Cleveland or Oakland at

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Memphis Minnesota Denver New Orleans Sacramento L.A. Lakers Utah

GA 181 202 209 192 207 166 197 223

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EASTERN CONFERENCE W L Pct y-Miami 53 24 .688 y-Indiana 53 25 .679 x-Toronto 45 32 .584 x-Bulls 45 32 .584 x-Brooklyn 43 34 .558 x-Washington 40 37 .519 x-Charlotte 39 38 .506 Atlanta 34 43 .442




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FOOD ONE CHEF’S HAT IS NOT ENOUGH Seneca cook juggles three jobs, including teaching cooking classes in Channahon By DENISE M. BARAN–UNLAND

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To enroll or check availability of cooking classes through the Channahon Park District, call 815467-7275 or visit Nonresidents will pay a slightly higher fee. For Tamara Womack’s personal chef services, call 815-557-8010 or email See also under personal chef and culinary instructor.


HANNAHON – Tamara Womack of Seneca has a heaping plate of work – and she likes it that way. Because no matter the culinary need, Womack can fill it. Womack constantly switches chef hats among three related careers. She’s the head cook with the K-8 Milton Pope School in Marseilles. She’s owned a personal chef and catering company since 2004. And, through the Channahon Park District, Womack teaches multiple cooking classes for children, teens, adults and youth with special needs. Womack also offers specialty classes that appeal to kids ages 7 to 12 who are lactose or gluten intolerant or those with food allergies. “I just like to share my passion with other people,” Womack said, “and to make it easy for them to taste and try different things.” While growing up, Womack said she was that kid in the kitchen always trying new recipes and experimenting with new techniques. When her three children, now adults, were growing up, she enrolled in a six-month online program from the United States Personal Chef Association and then began her own business following graduation. But that wasn’t enough cooking for Womack. In 2007, Womack saw a newspaper advertisement from the Channahon Park District seeking a cooking instructor, Womack said. She started slowly, a class at a time, but by the summer of 2008, Womack was also offering cooking workshops for kids. Womack teaches one-hour classes for children ages 4 to 6 (Lil’ Chefs) and kids ages 7 to 12 (I Can Cook). Teen, adult and specialty classes, as well as classes for special needs youth ages 7 to 12, (Soup-er

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Culinary instructor and personal chef Tamara Womack and “Lil’ Chef” Bailey Logan. Cookers) are 90 minute, standalone classes. Summer workshops also are 90 minutes but meet for a week, Monday through Thursdays. Availability of classes vary, too, according to demand, she said. Children of any special need are welcome to join the Soup-er Cookers; however, an adult must accompany the child. “Those will be smaller classes,” Womack said, who has accommodated class sizes up to 14. “Four will probably be the max.” In addition to preparing and indulging in new foodstuffs, Womack’s classes emphasize fun, as well as skill development. For instance, with the 4- to 6-year-olds, Womack focuses on fine motor skills, – rolling, shaping and measuring – teamwork and plenty of fun. “With kids, it’s going to be messy,” Womack said, “but you can clean the mess up later.” For Valentine’s Day, they

made a love potion (pink lemonade, raspberry sherbet and club soda), Valentine’s soup (featuring tiny pasta and peas and carrots in a chicken and marinara sauce broth) and a sweetheart salad (chicken and fruit salad drizzled with raspberry-yogurt dressing). The 7- to 12-year-olds learn proper knife skills, the difference between measuring liquids and solids and opening up to trying disliked foods, Womack said. “They may say, ‘I don’t like onions,’ but when we put them together with other things, they taste good,” Womack said. “Giving them new experiences makes them want to try them.” With teens, Womack offers new twists on familiar items, such as dessert pizzas and Mexican taco bars. The adult classes offer the most innovation. Womack might run them as topical – such as freezer and crockpot meals – couple cooks (any combination of couples, not just spouses) and the very

popular ladies night out (wine, cheese and chocolate). At home? Well that’s a different story. Ironically, on weekends when Womack is not busy, she will “cook up a storm” – she’d like to experiment more with Asian cuisine – and serve portions of it to her family all week. “If I have a lot going, they get macaroni and cheese and frozen pizza,” Womack said, “just like everyone else.” Womack prepares these wraps at home and in class. For children’s classes, Womack often omits the onions.

Tex-mex club wraps Ingredients: 1 ½ tsp. garlic powder 1 ½ tsp. onion powder ½ tsp. red pepper flakes ¾ tsp. chili powder 1/8 cup red wine vinegar ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil 1½ pounds chicken breasts, boneless and skinless ¾ cup mayonnaise 1 T. canned green chiles, diced

6 (8 to 10-inch) flour tortillas 12 sliced bacon, cooked crisp 12 sliced pepper Jack cheese or Monterey Jack 2 Roma tomatoes, thinly sliced 1 large ripe avocado, peeled, pitted and thinly sliced 1 small red onion, thinly sliced 2 ½ cups romaine lettuce, cut into shreds In a zip top bag, place the garlic powder, onion powder, red pepper flakes, chili powder, red wine vinegar and olive oil. Add the chicken breasts, seal the bag and turn bag several times to mix the marinade and chicken together. Marinate in the refrigerator for at least two hours and up to 4 hours. In a small bowl combine the mayonnaise and green chiles; set aside in the refrigerator. Preheat a grill to medium heat. Remove chicken from marinade, discard marinade. Grill chicken at least 8 minutes per side or until cooked through. Remove chicken from the grill to a platter and let cool. Slice the chicken into thin slices. To assemble the wraps spread the mayo mixture over the 6 flour tortillas. Divide all of the remaining ingredients among the flour tortillas, roll up, secure with a toothpick and serve. Yield: 6 servings.


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BRIDGE by Phillip Alder

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The lead tells partner the story


Mark Twain said: “I thoroughly disapprove of duels. If a man should challenge me, I would take him kindly and forgivingly by the hand and lead him to a quiet place and kill him.” Sometimes, in bridge, it is the lead that tells partner how to kill the contract – as in this deal. What should West lead against three no-trump? How would that steer East in the right direction? Some players like to open two no-trump with 19 high-card points. I will do that, but only if the hand is full of plus-values: lots of aces and kings, good intermediates and, preferably, a five-card suit. This North hand has too many minuses, especially with respect to aces and kings. South does not like to respond one no-trump, but has no choice. West should lead the spade nine, top of nothing. (Remember, if you lead low from length in an unbid suit, you guarantee at least one honor in that suit.) South takes the trick with dummy’s jack and calls for a low diamond. What should happen now? East must be wide awake. Since South has the spade ace and king, he cannot also hold the heart ace. So, East should win immediately with his diamond ace and shift to the heart three, the low card saying that he has at least one honor in this suit and is trying to take tricks there. West wins with his ace and returns the heart seven, giving the defenders five tricks. Note that if East plays second hand low at trick two, South can sprint for home with three spades, one diamond and five clubs.

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Penile implants less common as pills prove to be effective Dear Doctor K: Can you discuss penile implants? I haven’t had success with other treatments for erectile dysfunction. Dear Reader: Medications, injectable drugs and devices such as vacuum pumps can effectively help most men who cannot get or maintain an erection. In particular, the three different pills for erectile dysfunction (ED) are effective about 70 percent of the time. Have you talked with your doctor about increasing the dose of the medicines you have taken? And has your doctor done tests to determine the cause of your erectile dysfunction? If these treatments haven’t helped you, consider a penile implant (also called a penile prosthesis). Penile implants allow you to have an erection at any time – and maintain it for as long as you want. Broadly speaking, there are two types of implants: • Inflatable implants. Threepiece implants consist of a fluid-filled reservoir in the abdomen, a pump with a release valve in the scrotum and two inflatable cylinders in the penis. Squeezing the pump transfers fluid from

ASK DOCTOR K Anthony L. Komaroff the reservoir into the cylinders, causing an erection. Pushing the release valve drains the fluid back into the abdominal reservoir. In two-piece implants, fluid-filled reservoirs are in the rear portion of the cylinders; the pump is in the scrotum. Bending the penis returns the fluid to the reservoir. • Semirigid, or malleable, rods. As the name implies, this type of implant consists of bendable rods. The rods are bent upward to have sex and pointed down to conceal the penis under clothing. Most patients choose an inflatable device because the penis looks more natural than with semirigid rods. One downside to inflatable implants is the risk of mechanical trouble that may require surgical repair. Most devices last 10 years or longer. Malleable devices have pros and cons, too. They are easier to manipulate than inflatable implants and are simpler to insert surgically. But because the rods

always remain firm, their presence is harder to conceal. (I’ve put illustrations of penile implants and a detailed list of advantages and disadvantages of each type on my website, You and your partner are more likely to be satisfied with the results if you know what to expect from a penile implant. If possible, meet with the doctor together before surgery. Make sure you understand the risks and benefits of the procedure and how the device works. In the days before pills were available for erectile dysfunction, a number of my patients tried penile implants. They were uniformly skeptical when first presented with the idea, but most were glad they tried it. Since then, the devices have become even smaller and easier to use. Still, I haven’t recommended one of these devices in a decade, because simpler approaches have worked.

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cause physical problems Dr. Wallace: I’ve been using smokeless tobacco (snuff) for about a year, especially when I’m playing baseball. I know that smoking can cause lung cancer, and I’ve been told that smokeless tobacco can cause cancer of the mouth, but I’ve never read where a major league ballplayer worried about cancer – and a lot of professional ballplayers use smokeless tobacco. Do you have any information on smokeless tobacco? – Carl, San Pedro, Calif. Dear Carl: University of California researchers surveyed hundreds of professional ballplayers during spring training recently and found a strong link between lesions in the mouth and the use of smokeless tobacco. The study surveyed pro players with a smokeless tobacco habit from the Chicago Cubs, San Francisco Giants, Oakland Athletics, California Angels, Milwaukee Brewers, Cleveland Indians and Seattle Mariners. The research team concluded that the chance of developing precancerous lesions is 225 times greater for users of chewing tobacco and snuff than for nonusers. The researchers interviewed players about their tobacco use and conducted dental exams during yearly physicals. Oral lesions were present in 46 percent of the players who were users of smokeless tobacco, compared with less than 2 percent in nonusers. Since smokeless tobacco cannot improve your baseball skills, but can possibly cause major physical problems, eliminate using smokeless tobacco now and forever. Dr. Wallace: I’ve been

’TWEEN 12 & 20 Robert Wallace dating a guy for two months. Chris, who is 19 (I’m 20) was arrested for armed robbery in February, and then this month he also got arrested for petty theft. He then told me that he had a nervous breakdown when he was a kid and that the reason was that his parents had abused him. He cried and told me that I’m the only thing he has to live for, yet at other times he takes all his anger out on me. He gets mean and calls me foul names, yells at me and tells me that all his problems are my fault. One time he was especially mean, and when he called me I hung up on him and he told me I was as good as dead. An hour later he called back and apologized. I love him, but I just don’t know what I should do. Please help! – Kim, Detroit, Mich. Dear Kim: This is a serious situation. Chris is responsible for his own well-being, and blaming you for his problems isn’t appropriate. His behavior is abusive, and his threatening you physically could mean you’re in danger. Please call the National Domestic Violence Hot Line at 800-799-7233. The 24-hour hot line can provide confidential services and support for both you and Chris. His problems need to be addressed by a professional counselor or psychologist, and until he receives treatment, you shouldn’t go out with him. • Email Dr. Robert Wallace at rwallace@

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faced disapproving strangers and handled it well. – Loves My Friend In Ohio Dear Loves: It appears Stephanie isn’t the only one in your relationship who is in transition. Both of you are, and because it is new to those around you, they may not understand it – which is why they are uncomfortable. The fact that Stephanie is transgender should not be mentioned right off the bat. It is not the most important thing about her, and it should not be her defining characteristic. Discuss the matter with your friend and ask how she would like to be introduced and referred to. It’s only logical that this will vary according to how close these people are to you. Dear Abby: I am a single mother who has had my share of heartbreak. I was with “Kent” for almost two years. We moved in together and talked often about marriage. Things were going great, but then he lost his job. After that, finding and keeping a job became

harder and harder for him. One day when I came home from work, all of Kent’s clothes were gone. He said he had moved back in with his mother because he didn’t feel comfortable with me paying all the bills. He assured me he still wanted to remain in the relationship, and once he could keep a steady job he’d move back. Three months later, he broke up with me. The following week some mutual friends told me he had gotten married! When I confronted Kent, he told me he still wants to have a sexual relationship with me. I refused and haven’t spoken to him since. Yesterday I learned that I am pregnant with his child. Is it wrong to feel hatred for him? – Betrayed In Texas Dear Betrayed: Under the circumstances your feelings are understandable. Now, here’s what to do. Contact Kent AND his wife and tell them the “happy” news that he is going to be a father – and you expect him to shoulder all the responsibilities that go with it. Then talk to a lawyer to be sure he does.

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Dear Abby: I’m a divorced woman with grown children. I have always supported gay rights and thought of myself as straight. But a few months ago, I met a woman, “Stephanie.” We hit it off immediately, and I was shocked to learn she’s a transgender woman who was born male. We have spent a lot of time together and are falling in love. Stephanie will be having surgery soon to complete the transgender process. I have been surprised and disappointed by the lack of support from my family and friends, whom I always thought were open-minded. Some have voiced support, but have shown no interest in meeting her and seem uncomfortable hearing about her. I’m excited about this relationship and would have thought my family and friends would be happy for me, as I have been alone for a long time. But now I find myself refraining from mentioning Stephanie in conversation. How can I discuss her with others? We are taking things slowly and not jumping into anything, yet we can definitely see ourselves spending the rest of our lives together. We have already


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TODAY’S BIRTHDAYS Hugh Hefner (1926), publisher; Dennis Quaid (1954), actor; Joe Scarborough (1963), TV personality; Cynthia Nixon (1966), actress; Leighton Meester (1986), actress; Kristen Stewart (1990), actress. – United Feature Syndicate

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Growing up near Port-au-Prince, “music was all over the house; all over the street; all over Haiti,” BelO recalls.

Singer BelO inspired by his roots in Haiti and the strength of his country By CELIA WREN Special To The Washington Post An artwork’s title can be an affirmation. For BelO, the Haitian singer and guitarist known for his catchy reggaeand world beat-influenced music and for his dedication to social issues, the title of his fourth album, “Natif Natal,” serves just that function. “‘Natif Natal’ is a way for me to say that my sound has changed a little bit, but I’m still Haitian,” the musician says, speaking via Skype from the capital city, Port-au-Prince, with his 7-month-old daughter making occasional babbling noises in the background. In recent years, he has been developing something of “an international sound.” “I started to tour internationally, more than in Haiti, and I made a lot of exchanges with different musicians from around the world,” he says. “My music has become more sophisticated.”

But for him, “inspiration comes from my country first.” The Haitian Creole phrase “Natif Natal” – which might be translated as “Native Born” – emphasizes that bond with his homeland. “Natif Natal” releases this month on the artist’s own label, BelO Music. It will be available Tuesday on iTunes. Born in Croix-des-Bouquets, near Port-au-Prince, in 1979, BelO (real name, Jean Belony Murat) was only 11 when he realized he wanted to be a professional musician. His environment might have predisposed him to the choice. “Music was all over the house; all over the street; all over Haiti,” he recalls. About the time he released his debut album, “Lakou Trankil,” in 2005, he took to calling his musical style “ragganga.” “It’s a mixture of Haitian traditional music with all kinds of foreign music – like reggae, jazz, rock ‘n’ roll, funk,” he says. “It’s a music that reflects the reality of Haiti. Haiti is [part of] the African diaspora. We were

colonized by the French. We’re so close to the U.S., so close to Jamaica and the Dominican Republic. So, we have a lot of influences.” While touring and crafting his albums “Reference” (2008) and “Haiti Debout” (2011), he has gained a reputation as a socially conscious musician, grappling in song with issues such as HIV/AIDS awareness and the plight of at-risk children. After the 2010 earthquake ravaged Haiti (he was abroad at the time), BelO threw himself into a marathon series of concerts to raise funds for relief work. But he’s concerned that people recognize the beauty and strength of Haiti, and not think of it as a charity case. “To me, the future of Haiti really depends on Haitians,” he says. “And that’s why, in my music, I keep saying, the change that everybody is hoping for is not coming from above. It is something we have to create.”


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RECEPTIONIST Mon-Fri 8-5. Light typing, some computer skills required. Bilingual Full Time, Monday thru Friday Spanish & experience preferred. The Timbers of Shorewood, a se- Resume to: nior living community, seeks a full- or call 815-726-9999, ext 106 time Houseman. The Houseman is responsible for general mainte- Restaurant nance duties, cleanliness of public SERVERS spaces, room setup, emptying Experience required. trash, assisting housekeepers, and HOST / HOSTESS other duties as needed. Must be Restaurant knowledge a plus. able to communicate effectively, Both positions must be available day and able to work independently or as part of a team. Reports to the & evenings & all major holidays. Open Interviews Mon 4/7 – Fri Housekeeping supervisor. 4/11 3p to 5p at Al's Steak House Apply in person at: & Banquets, 1990 W. Jefferson, Joliet, IL 60435. 815-725-2388 The Timbers of Shorewood 1100 N. River Road, Shorewood



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Production Employee Wanted Cargill - Elwood, IL We are looking for individuals with: Strong communication, reading, writing & math skills Good attendance record & work ethics Ability to drive spotter trucks a plus (no CDL requirement) Mechanical ability desired Ability to perform heavy lifting Applicants should be willing to work some weekends, some holidays and overtime. Cargill offers an excellent benefit package including 401K. Starting wage of $15.50 an hour depending on experience. Apply online at > Production and Maintenance (non-management) Job # ELW00041

Successful applicants will be required to pass a company paid physical exam which includes drug & alcohol screening and background check. Cargill is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Joliet Rental Property looking for Full time Maintenance person with knowledge in electrical, plumbing and carpentry, HVAC a plus. Must have Drivers License and vehicle. Pay starting between $13 - $16 hr, depending on experience. Health insurance after 60 days. Apply in person at: 1005 a Parkwood Dr. Joliet, IL 60432 fax resume: 815-740-3336


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PT for sorting and pricing donated goods. Please fax resume to: 815-726-9450. Or email to: NO PHONE CALLS!!!

We offer a great benefit package including paid vacations, paid holidays, medical insurance, and a 401(k) retirement plan which includes a company match. To apply, send resume to:, stop by and fill out an application at 800 Moen Ave, Unit #3, Rockdale, IL 60436, or call 815-729-0116.

Saturday April 12th 9am – 3pm. 247 Caterpillar Drive Park Tower

MEDICAL OFFICE RECEPTIONIST Morris Dermatology Full-time, M-F, experience nec. Send resume to: ORTHODONTIC ASSISTANT needed for South West suburb dental practice. Candidate should have 2+ years exp. Comp salary w/ benefits. Fax resume to 815-483-2298

Hot dogs bakery, household items, clothes, raffle, sponsored by the flower club, with help from the resident council



DOG ~ COONHOUND Female, black and tan, 55 lbs. Last seen March 23 near Theodore & County Line Rd in Joliet, Cumberland South Sub.

REWARD! Call Jennifer 630-222-0327 or 815-409-1709

! Apple Tree Preschool ! is located in the Plainfield Congregational United Church of Christ on the NW corner of Rt. 59 & Fraser Rd. Sale will feature great buys on Toys, Clothing, Furniture & more for infants and children up to size 12 CASH~VISA~MC Accepted

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Antique Mantle Clock Steward Dawson, Circa 1930's Works, Key Included - $110. 815-458-2281 after 6pm Antique Stove “Kitchen” Cast Iron - $75 815-741-0039 Antique Vintage Climax Cast Iron food & meat grinder w/wood handles & 3 Discs. Clean, No Rust $25/OBO. 815-436-4222

Bamboo & Maple Coffee Table w/ Glass top, Like New, Square, 35”x 35” - $75 779-379-5048 Bedroom set- 5 piece set with lamps and bedding $850. 815-723-7260 Bookcase 37.5”W x 36”H x 6.25”D $15. 815-436-4222 Coffee & End Table – Solid Wood Must Sell – Moving - $50/OBO 815-436-4222

Antique Yard Pump

Dining Table - Mahogany wood table with two pedestals, beautiful/excellent condition $350. 815-436-5171


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$100. Call 815-722-1040 or Entertainment Unit, Beautiful 815-258-1215 Solid Oak 21”D x 51”H x 54”W Brass Firewood Tools on Stand Must Sell – Moving – $75/OBO. Includes poker, log grabber, shovel 815-922-8896 Leave Message & brush - $45. 815-729-4336 Lighted 5 Shelf Unit Native American Plates (4) w/ glass door on top & Tribal Forces Collection $120 wooden doors on bottom call for more info 815-782-5915 $50. 773-315-1700 Vintage Nun Doll Matching Nightstands – Set of 2 Over 78 yrs. old, Approx 8” tall, Solid Wood – Moving – Must Sell $75/OBO. 815-729-0900 $40/Each or $60 for Both 815-436-4222 Recliner Chairs Partial Box – Great Lakes Finished 2 Brown/Beige. Perfect Condition Flooring, Solid Oak, 24sq.ft., $50 Each. 815-942-3279 New – Excellent Condition Small Round Décor Table $50/OBO. 815-436-6717 Can be used nicely for a child's Sump Pump play table - $10. 815-436-4222 New Little Giant, 1/4Hp. Never opened, cast 1-1/2” FNPT $45. 815-260-6673 after 5pm 3' Brass Lamp – No Shade $25. 815-436-6717

working or not prefer older audio stereo equipt. Ham, CB, Short wave Window Valances – custom made Harry, found your SANTA FE Knife radios, Musical instruments ~ Like new, Includes all hardware, in couch @joliet goodwill in 2013 guitar, amps & drums, Pet/smoke free environment 815-209-1236 Call - Wayne 708-927-1871 No signs of wear or tear - One will LOOKING FOR FREE - Dancing fit large picture window - $160, Shoes, Leotards and Costumes, tot 2 will fit 2 side windows - $75 to teens, any sizes to be donated to each or $150. Measurements & good cause 630-257-7647 CARDIO 650 CROSS TRAINER photos on request 816-436-4222

CDL A DRIVER Pan Glo Transport provides service to Bundy Baking Solutions, the world's leading manufacturer of baking equipment, custom and stock baking pans, and pan coatings. Built with extensive handon knowledge of the baking industry and its operations, Bundy has a legendary reputation for both quality and innovation. We are looking for a full time CDL A Driver for our Chicago plant. Regional days, nights, and weekends. Home everyday. Must have at least 2 years experience and be able to pass a pre-employment drug test and MVR Screen.

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Cubs Jersey, Size XL Blue w/ red trim - $25 815-436-4222

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

Canister Vacuum Sears Kenmore w/ Deluxe Beater Bar & Attachments, Excellent Condition, was $350, Asking $100. 773-315-1700

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Pro-Form, like new condition! Electronic digital readout. Original cost $300, asking $25. 12 x 14 Screen Room (Wenzel) 815-729-1788 Elliptical Trainer Proform – Low Impact #4854 - $300 815-436-7165 9-4pm Weslo Cardioglide Total Body Motion - Adjust 1-9 for different workout levels - $20 815-744-2093 Joliet

5 Shelf Display Case w/ Glass Doors – Beautiful! Solid Wood. Excellent Condition Moving – Must Sell - $125. 815-436-4222 The Herald-News Classified It works.

w/attached flooring, like new & in original box. $95 815-782-5915 Craftsman 110 Volt 12 amp, electric lawnmower 20” never used, cord included $75 815-726-1130 Picnic Table 7 Feet - $40 815-485-6703 Self Propelled Lawn Mower Like New – Used 4 Seasons 6 Hp. Briggs & Stratton Engine $80. 779-875-1602

Coffing Hoist - 1 Chain – ¾ ton, 2 Chain – 1 ½ ton. $40 815-436-8689 leave msg.


The Herald News / 3-Way Massage Chair w/ Massaging Ottoman Excellent Condition, Never Used Must See to Appreciate $150/OBO 815-436-6717

Joliet Room - Big,Clean,Furnished newly renovated, wood flrs, fridge micro or stove, laundry, elevator, on bus line. $95/wk $412/mo 815-726-2000

Agatha Christie Mystery Collection 79 volume, matching leatherette bound set, includes autobiography, Mint condition $100. 815-723-3905 Books- 38 volumes of World Book CREST HILL ~ 527 PASADENA Encyclopedias, like new, $300. Call 10am-3pm, 815-723-7260 2BR with balcony, appliances incl. Secure bldg, no pets, $950/mo. By Appointment. 815-592-3782 Hooked on Phonics Kit - $50. 815-744-2570 2pm-8pm Joliet - Affordable Cathedral Studio/1BR, utilities included. Navy Scrapbook, New -Never Elevator, Laundry, Guest Library, Opened – Must See to Appreciate Near Bus & Downtown. $20 – must pick up this week $105-$150/wk. $455-$650/mo. 815-436-4222 815-726-2000 Oil Lamp JOLIET - Lg. 2Bdrm $850/mo. Aladdin Lamp #12 w/ Wall H.W. Floors, parking, close to ColMount & Reflector - $125 lege of St. Francis, CC/Background 815-436-7165 Sm. Dogs OK. 815-585-1499 Sewing Machine – Table Singer Like New $40, Couch $40, 3 pc. Joliet ~ Ridgewood Man Luggage $40, Tools $20 Immaculate 1BR, heat and water 815-727-2340 included, no pets. $600/mo + $650 deposit. 779-206-0321 Vantage TV wall mount, will hold 13” - 17” TV new in box. Joliet, 2 Bdrm, 2 Flat $30/obo. 815-436-4222 Wooden Teachers Chair $15. 815-436-4222

Yamaha Keyboard – Like New Used Once - $150 815-354-1199 8am-10am

newly refurbished, $775/mo+ Sec Dep. 815-774-0145

Kungs Way ~ Pretty 2BR Birch kit, appl, dining room, lots of closets, 2 A/C's ceil fans, free heat. No pets. 815-744-5141 Minooka - 2 BR Large living room & kitchen. Water & cable incl. gas heat, C/A. $810/mo.+sec. No Pets. 815-467-6826

Cat Carrier, Rubbermaid Off Black Rd, W of St. Joes Hosp. very HD straps/mesh,airline aprvd. Bright 3BR, 1.5BA, appl, DR, as carry on 16”lx12”wx12”h ceiling fans, elec entry. Free heat. $20 815-436-4222 after 3pm. 815-744-1155 SHIH-TZU ~ Puppies 9 weeks, 2-Males , Papers parents on premises , $400 815-528-0919 no emails avail.

Plainfield 2 Bdrm 1 Bath, 1st. Floor w/patio, huge kitchen, new carpet, pets OK, on site laundry, $800/mo. 815-671-1005.

Rockdale ~ Newly Renovated Everlast Body Punching Bag 4' Long - $75 815-592-9171 Titleist Golf Clubs Used Very Little - $125 815-354-1199 8am-10am

Power Wheels Jeep, Red, 2 seater, needs batteries. Paid $350 selling for $75 773-315-9677

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

JOLIET – quiet 2 Bedroom, Madison St. Condo, across from St.Joe's hosp., no pets, background chk. req'd $825/mo 815-690-6676

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

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

2010 Cadillac SRX Luxury model, 28K miles. $24,900. 815-354-1199

Channahon – 3 Bedrm 2 ½ Bath all Appliances, Fenced yard, attached 2 car garage 20 yr old bldg $1450/mo. + sec.708-906-7629

1999 TOYOTA 4 RUNNER 202K miles, original owner, body is in really good cond, some repair needed, $4000. 815-436-1860


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2BR, new kitchen, New carpet, laundry room. $850/mo sec + credit check. Call Kathy

305 S. E. Circle Cruiser, 695 mi, windshield, good starter bike, gar kept, adult driven. $2,200 Charlie @ 312-907-0851

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815-712-7953 Shorewood, W of 59 Cozy 3BR 2B country house, appls, C/A, 1st flr lndry, new carpet, 2 patio's, 2.5 car, no pets. 815-744-1155 The Herald-News Classified It works.

Cresthill~All Masonry Building CHANNAHON – Remington Woods 2000 sq ft, 3 phase wiring. 12x12 garage door, $900/mo. 630-850-7341

Home in 55+ community, 7 yrs old well kept, 3 bedroom, 2 bath, over 1800 sq ft. 2 car gar, concrete drive $110,000 815-467-3830

Warehouse Space 12,000 @$4.75 sq. ft. Close to I-80 and I-55 Call 815-741-7042

I PAY CASH FOR HOUSES Any Location. Any Condition. Ron Orloff 815-730-1300

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

PUBLIC NOTICE LEGAL NOTICE CITY OF JOLIET ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS BID 1993-0514 Demolition of property at 111 NORTH BROADWAY ST., Joliet, IL INVITATION TO BID Project: DEMOLITION OF 111 NORTH BROADWAY Project Addresses: 111 NORTH BROADWAY ST.., Joliet, IL Owner: City of Joliet, 150 W Jefferson St., Joliet IL 60432 Project Manager: Jeff Sterr 815-724-4096 The City of Joliet, Illinois does hereby invite sealed bids from qualified bidders for the demolition of city and non-city owned property located at 111 NORTH BROADWAY ST., Joliet, IL. Bids will be received at the office of the City Clerk, City of Joliet Municipal Building, 150 West Jefferson Street, Joliet, Illinois 60432 until 10:00 a.m. local prevailing time on April 25, 2014 for the following project: DEMOLITION OF 111 NORTH BROADWAY located at 111 NORTH BROADWAY ST., Joliet, IL 60435 (Bid 19930514). Refer to other bidding requirements described in Document 00 21 13. The Owner requires the Project to be completed in thirty (30) calendar days from date of a Notice to Proceed.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014 • Page 41 posal or omissions in submitted propos- FOURTH ADDITION, BEING A SUBDIVISION OF PART OF THE NORTHals. EAST 1/4 OF SECTION 13, TOWNThe proposed contract shall be SHIP 34 NORTH, RANGE 13, EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIsubject to the provisions of the PreAN, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT vailing Wage Act (820 ILCS 130/1 THEREOF RECORDED MARCH 2, et seq.) to the extent required by 1966 AS DOCUMENT NUMBER law and the City of Joliet Procure- R66-3103, IN WILL COUNTY, ILLIment Code (Section 2-430 - 2- NOIS. 453 of the Code of Ordinances). COMMONLY KNOWN AS 906 Blackhawk Dr., University Park, IL 60466 JAMES D. HOCK PIN # 14-13-204-011 City Manager and which said Mortgage was made by: DONALD A. MYERS SR. MARGARET E. MCEVILLY Purchasing/Contracts Administrator AND PAMELA M. MYERS, HUSBAND AND WIFE, IN JOINT TENANCY, the Mortgagor(s), to First Feder(Published in the Herald-News April al Bank, A FSB as Mortgagee, and 9, 11, 2014. HN423) recorded in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds of Will County, Illinois, as Document No. R98133108; and for other relief; PUBLIC NOTICE that summons was duly issued out of said Court against you as proSTATE OF ILLINOIS, vided by law and that the said suit IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR is now pending. THE 12th JUDICIAL CIRCUIT NOW, THEREFORE, UNLESS WILL COUNTY, JOLIET ILLINOIS. YOU file your answer or otherwise file your appearance in this case in Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., the Office of the Clerk of this Court, plaintiff, Pamela J McGuire Clerk of the Circuit Court vs. 14 W. Jefferson St., Suite 212, Joseph Burian a/k/a Joseph J. Joliet, IL 60432-4399 Burian a/k/a Joseph James Burian a/k/a Joseph J. Burian, Sr.; Bessie on or after April 25, 2014, A DEBurian a/k/a Bessie C. Burian a/k/a FAULT MAY BE ENTERED AGAINST YOU AT ANY TIME AFTER THAT DAY Bessie Catriana Janusas a/k/a AND A JUDGMENT MAY BE ENBessie C. Janusas; Eernest Stewart; TERED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE Barbara Mormon; Robert Bondar; PRAYER OF SAID COMPLAINT. John Stewart; Capital One Bank Potestivo & Associates, P.C. (USA), N.A. S/I/I to Capital One 223 W. Jackson Boulevard, Bank; Unknown Heirs and Legatees Ste. 610 of Ruth Angeline Bondar, if any; Chicago, IL 60606 NOTE: Pursuant to the Fair Debt Unknown Heirs and Legatees of Helen Simonek, if any; Unknown Collection Practices Act you are adOwners and Non Record vised that this law firm is deemed to be a debt collector attempting to Claimants, defendants. collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that pur13 CH 3359. pose. NOTICE TO HEIRS AND LEGATEES. Our File No.: C13-90922 I595086 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN to (Published in the Herald-News you, the Unknown Heirs and Un- March 26, April 2, 9, 2014) known Legatees of the Decedents, Ruth Angeline Bondar and Helen Simonek. That on February 25, PUBLIC NOTICE 2014, an Order was entered by the Court naming Kenneth J. Donkel, IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR 7220 West 194th Street, Suite THE TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT 105, Tinley Park, IL 60487, 815WILL COUNTY, ILLINOIS 806-9000, as the Special Representative of the Decedent(s) under OLD SECOND NATIONAL BANK, 735 ILCS 13-1209 (Death of a Plaintiff, Party). The cause of action is for v. the foreclosure of a certain mort- JCSZ CORPORATION, TAMMY'S gage upon the premises commonly CLEANERS, INC., WELKER'S CONknown as 254 Dorsetshire, Steger, DOMINIUM ASSOCIATION, D. IL 60475. STEVEN WELKER, TAMMY T.

Documents for the Project may be obtained from the office of the City Clerk, 150 W Jefferson St., Joliet, IL 60432. There is a no fee (Published in the Herald-News April for the Bid Document Package. 2, 9, 16, 2014. HN399) Documents may also be viewed at the office of the City Clerk between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. A Mandatory Bidders conference is scheduled for April 21, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. local prevailing time at the project site, 111 N Broadway St., Joliet, IL 60435. Attendance is mandatory for all bidders. Submit your Bid on the Bid Form provided. Bidders are required to complete all Bid Forms. Bidders may supplement this form as appropriate. Your Bid will be required to be submitted under a condition of irrevocability for a period of 60 days after submission. The successful bidder shall provide Performance Security and Certificate of Insurance as specified in the Contract Documents. The City of Joliet reserves the right to accept or reject any and all proposals, parts of any and all proposals or to waive technical errors

ING A SUBDIVISION OF PART OF THE NORTH 80 ACRES OF THE SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF SECTION 34, TOWNSHIP 35 NORTH, RANGE 12 EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED NOVEMBER 27, 1990 AS DOCUMENT R9065424, WHICH PLAT OF SURVEY IS ATTACHED AS EXHIBIT "B" TO THE DECLARATION OF CONDOMINIUM RECORDED AUGUST 22, 2006 AS DOCUMENT NUMBER R2006-141019; TOGETHER WITH ITS UNDIVIDED PERCENTAGE INTEREST IN THE COMMON ELEMENTS, IN WILL COUNTY, ILLINOIS. PIN: 09-34-329-014-1001 Address: 9235 Corsair Rd, Unit A, Frankfort, IL 60423 The first mortgage was recorded in the office of the Recorder of Deeds-Will County, Illinois on August 30, 2005, as document number R2005148516. The second mortgage was recorded in the office of the Recorder of Deeds-Will County, Illinois on September 26, 2007, as document number R2007143228. The name(s) of the title holder (s) of record: JCSZ Corporation, an Illinois corporation Name of mortgagor: JCSZ Corporation, an Illinois corporation Name of mortgagee: Heritage Bank n/k/a Old Second National Bank Summons was duly issued out of the court against you as provided by law and the action is now pending. Now, therefore, unless you file your answer to the complaint in the action or otherwise make your appearance in the office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court for the Twelfth Judicial Circuit, Will County, Illinois, 14 W. Jefferson Street, Joliet, IL 60432, on or before May 15, 2014, default may be entered against you at any time after that date and judgment entered in accordance with the prayer of the complaint. The attorney for the plaintiff is Richard M. Furgason of Dreyer, Foote, Streit, Furgason & Slocum, P.A., 1999 West Downer Place, Aurora, Illinois 60506, (630) 8978764.

(Published in the Herald-News April WELKER, XTREME CLEANERS 9, 16, 23, 2014. HN416) CORP., UNKNOWN OWNERS and NONRECORD CLAIMANTS, Defendants.



Gen. No. 14 CH 00679


NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE BY PUBLICATION The requisite affidavit for publication having been filed, notice is given you, Unknown Owners and Nonrecord Claimants, defendants in the above-entitled action, that the above action was commenced in the Circuit Court for the Twelfth Judicial Circuit, Will County, Illinois, by the plaintiff against you and other defendants, praying for the foreclosure of a certain mortgage, and for other relief, concerning the real estate legally described as follows: UNIT 1 IN WELKER'S CONDOMINIUM, AS DELINEATED ON A PLAT OF SURVEY OF THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED TRACT OF LAND: LOT 35 IN AIRPORT INDUSTRIAL PARK UNIT NO. 2, BE-

Infinite Self Storage of Joliet: Public Sale Ad The personal property listed below will be sold at public sale to satisfy Self storage liens. The items are claimed by and the sales will be held at Infinite Self Storage 1397 N. Larkin Ave Joliet, IL 60435 on Thursday, April 24, 2014 at 10:30 am Phone ( 815725-1799) Cash Only, Silent bids. B14 Lyndsay Marks; F14 Pamela Andrews; G31 Wayne Miller; J07 Chasiti Keigan; M03 Anthony Moffett (Published in the Herald-News April 9, 18, 2014. HN422)



Page 42 • Wednesday, April 9, 2014 ARCHITECTURAL SERVICES The administration, on behalf of the Board of Education, Rockdale School District 84, 715 Meadow Ave., Rockdale, IL 60436 will receive statements of qualifications for Architectural Services, a Ten Year Fire Life Safety Survey, and other building projects. A representative of the firm shall, before submitting a statement of qualifications, carefully examine the documentation related to the scope of services required, the selection process, and the qualifications requested by the owner. All questions regarding the request for qualifications shall be directed to Superintendent, Nick Henkle: 815-7255321. Mr. Nick Henkle, Superintendent, will receive qualification proposals on behalf of the Board of Education for Rockdale School District. The proposals must be received on or before 10:00 am, May 30, 2014. Statement of Qualifications Proposals received after said time will not be accepted nor considered by the district.

tice of Intent to Issue a Categorical Exclusion and the Facility Plan are available for public viewing at the City Hall, 1610 Plainfield Road, Crest Hill, IL 60403. Persons can view them during normal business hours between now and the end of the public comment period which is ten (10) days from this notice. 3. Public Comment Period. During this comment period (10 days), written comments may be provided to the City of Crest Hill or directly to the IEPA. Contact information for the City and IEPA is provided below. John Tomasoksi, City Administrator City of Crest Hill 1610 Plainfield Road Crest Hill, IL 60403 815/741-5123

Gary Bingenheimer Infrastructure Financial Assistance Section Illinois Environmental Protection Agency 1021 North Grand Avenue East P.O. Box 19276 Springfield, IL 62794-9276 (Published in the Herald-News April Phone: 217/782-2027 9, 10, 11, 2014. HN419) Fax: 217/785-1225

PUBLIC NOTICE BOARD OF EDUCATION PUBLIC HEARING Wednesday, April 16, 2014 7:00 p.m. The Board of Education of Richland School District 88a, Crest Hill, Illinois will hold a public hearing meeting on April 16, 2014 at the Sam Chellino Media Center, 1919 Caton Farm Road, in Crest Hill, Illinois for the purpose of discussing the eligibility of a calendar waiver allowing for the district to schedule school days, staff development days, parent teacher conferences, school improvement days, or teachers' institutes on Martin Luther King Jr.'s Birthday, Abraham Lincoln's Birthday, Casimir Pulaski's Birthday, Columbus Day, and Veteran's Day. During the hearing testimony will be taken from educators and parents. Dated this 9th day of April, 2014 BY ORDER OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION

Upon final approval of this plan, the project priority score may be modified to reflect new information provided in the planning in accordance with the provisions of Section 366.105, 366.106, and 366.107 of the Procedures and Requirements for Determining Loan Priorities for Municipal Wastewater Treatment Works. Dated at Crest Hill, Illinois this 9th day of April, 2014. Raymond Soliman, Mayor Vicki Hackney, City Clerk (Published in the Herald-News April 9, 2014. HN430)


Public notice is hereby given that the Richland Elementary School District 88a, Will County, will receive sealed requests for proposals (RFP) for District Internal Communication Audit Services. RFP specifications will be available April 9, Julie Starasinich 2014 and may be obtained upon President, Board of Education request from the Office of the Super(Published in the Herald-News April intendent, Richland School District 88a, 1919 Caton Farm Road, 9, 2014. HN431) Crest Hill, IL 60403. The sealed RFP envelope should be marked “Internal Communication Audit PUBLIC NOTICE RFP”. All RFPs are to be received in the Office of the Superintendent NOTICE OF at the above address by no later CATEGORICAL EXCLUSION than April 28, 2014 at 4:00 p.m. FACILITY PLAN AND INTENT TO ISSUE A The Communication Steering CATEGORICAL EXCLUSION Committee will make its decision at CREST HILL – WEST STP a later date. The Communication REHABILITATION Steering Committee reserves the right to waive any technicalities or CITY OF CREST HILL, ILLINOIS irregularities and to reject any or all bids or any part or parts thereof. 1. Purpose of the Project. The purpose of the project is to rehabilitate By the Communication the West STP to maintain the curSteering Committee rent level of treatment and meet fuRichland School District 88A ture treatment requirements. The project will be funded through a (Published in the Herald-News April loan from the Illinois Environmental 9, 2014. HN432) Protection Agency (IEPA) and the project cost is estimated to be Place your Classified ad $20,300,000. online 24/7 at: 2. Review of Documents. The NoPlaceAnAd

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

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