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A broken fire hydrant on Jefferson Street is marked with an out-ofservice sign. of inoperable hydrants will be generated every year or two, Turk said. The issue of broken hydrants was brought to the council’s attention a couple months ago by Councilman Jim McFarland, who also sits on the public service committee. McFarland said he’s had three different residents contact him about inoperable hydrants in front of their houses. “Clearly this was an important priority for the city to address,” McFarland said.

“The hydrants are there for a reason. There’s no reason for them not to work.” Fire hydrant repairs are carried out by the sewer department, McFarland said. A third shift recently was added to the department and it will be used to help address the issue, he said. The city also plans to incorporate a geographic information system so it can digitally identify broken hydrants, a process that currently is carried out on paper, McFarland said.

Joliet casino revenue, admissions drop By LAUREN LEONE–CROSS lleonecross@shawmedia.com JOLIET – Both admissions and revenue totals were down at Hollywood and Harrah’s casinos last month compared to April 2013, in part due to the success of Des Plaines’ Rivers Casino. According to the latest figures from the Illinois Gaming Board, Rivers in Des Plaines generated 7 percent more revenue last month compared to April 2013, while all other casinos statewide saw declines. Despite the slides, Harrah’s in Joliet continues to be the second highest money-maker in Illinois, having brought in

Joliet student places in art competition AURORA – U.S. Rep. Bill Foster, D-Naperville, has announced the winners of the 11th District Congressional Art Competition. Winners were selected by a panel of local art experts. Over 60 art pieces were submitted by high school students in grades 9-12.

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By BILL WIMBISCUS JOLIET – The city has 8,460 fire hydrants. If you happen to live near one of the 109 inoperable hydrants, all is not lost, Councilman Mike Turk told the Joliet City Council last week. “Fire Chief Joe Formhals ... informed us public safety is not at risk,” said Turk, a member of the council’s public service committee. According to Formhals, Joliet has three trucks, each capable of carrying 1,000 gallons of water, that respond to fires. “If a fire hydrant is out of service, there’s plenty of hose to hook up to the next fire hydrant and the truck with the water can fight the fire in the meantime,” Turk said. Turk said city staff is working to repair the inoperable hydrants. Broken hydrants are identified when they are tested and flushed. A new list

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roughly $16.5 million in adjusted gross receipts last month, compared to Rivers’ $37.6 million. Elgin’s Grand Victoria was third with $14.9 million. Hollywood Casino Joliet generated $11.3 million last month in adjusted gross receipts, compared to $11.9 million in April 2013. Decreased revenue translates into decreased taxes going into Joliet and Will County. Local government collected $669,069 and $967,589 from Hollywood and Harrah’s last month, down slightly from April 2013. Hollywood and Harrah’s were not alone in the declines. Of the 10 licensed casinos

statewide, just one – Rivers Casino – bucked the trend in both admissions and adjusted gross receipts. Overall, casinos in Illinois saw a 5 percent decline in revenue and nearly 9 percent decline in admissions. In the first four months of 2014, admissions to Hollywood and Harrah’s declined nearly 13 percent from the same time last year. Admissions were down nearly 5 percent in the first four months of 2014 at Des Plaines’ Rivers Casino, also down from the same time last year. Video gaming figures for the month of April are due out from the state’s gaming board later this month.

• First place – “Lost” by Maria Padilla, Downers Grove South High School • Second place – “Delicate Things” by Jessica Stacko, Downers Grove South High School • Third place – “Vanity” by Rebekah Salazar, Joliet West High School • Fourth place – “Melon” by Jessica Holt, Oswego High School All entries can be viewed at foster.house.gov/ArtCompetition2014.

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City may be watching if lawn grows wild; fines issued if it exceeds 8 inches By FELIX SARVER fsarver@shawmedia.com JOLIET – How’s the lawn looking? With the harsh winter over, the season of lawn mowing has begun, and with it, the need to keep the grass and weeds under control. For those who do not, the penalty could be pricey under certain local laws. Grass is growing late because of the long winter season, but Brian Hamilton, owner of Joliet-based Hamilton’s Small Engine Repair, expects it will soon become a lot to handle. “We got plenty of moisture through the winter,” he said. “Once the heat hits, it’s going to grow like fire.” Hamilton said people may be mowing twice a week in the spring before they are able to get the chore down to once a week. And they’ll need to keep the grass under a certain length in most cases. In Joliet, 8 inches is the limit for grass and weeds on residential, commercial and vacant property, said Alfredo Melesio, director of the city’s neighborhood services. “It’s been agreed upon for a long time if you’re at 8 [inches], you got some pretty long grass,” he said. The same maximum length applies in Plainfield and Lockport. Melesio said notices are sent out to residents to get their grass cut if they are found in violation. If the problem isn’t fixed, the property is put on a list to get cut. He said the city will seek bids to have the properties trimmed. However, residents can be taken to an administrative hearing and could face fines ranging between $150 and $750. Notices are sent out in Plainfield and Lockport, as well. When they are not heeded, properties can be

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David Gonzalez of Duke’s Landscaping Service uses a mower to maintain the grass at a commercial building in Joliet on April 29. subject to a lien until grass is cut. Maintaining the grass and shrubbery on foreclosed property is a problem in Joliet and Lockport. Tom Fulton, Lockport code enforcement officer, said the city had to trim the lawns of about 20 homes that were foreclosed. The city usually seeks an outside contractor every year to care for the lots. “The city doesn’t usually recoup the money until the bank takes possession of the property and clears up the liens,” he said. Melesio said the city has spent up to $50,000 maintaining abandoned and foreclosed properties. Duke Doumanian, owner of Duke’s Landscape Ser-

Roger Olivo of Duke’s Landscaping Service uses a trimmer while servicing a commercial property in Joliet on April 29. vices in Joliet, said caring for foreclosed properties can be rough. His mowing and cutting crews usually do not clean up those properties.

“A lot of homes are abandoned and grass is growing out of control; and by the time someone does something about it, it’s too late,”

he said. People may need to get the engines of their mowers checked. Hamilton said his company has been fixing lawn mowing equipment nonstop. Most of the problems result from leaving last year’s fuel inside the engines over the long winter, which causes engines to build up varnish, he said. May is the time to get started on mowing lawns, Melesio said. It’s possible in the next several weeks, if people aren’t mowing their lawns they could be in violation of the length requirement, he said. “By the time Memorial Day rolls around,” he said, “we are already issuing compliance tickets.”

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The former Dominick’s in Shorewood, which has been bought by Mariano’s Fresh Market. Other Will County communities that used to have a Dominick’s are having trouble finding out what the company has planned for its former stores.

‘Safeway is not talking to anyone’ Communication concerns mayors seeking answers about closed Dominick’s stores By VIKAAS SHANKER vshanker@shawmedia.com Safeway Inc. seems to be keeping property owners and city officials in the dark about the replacement of its Dominick’s stores that closed in Joliet and Romeoville last year. The two locations, at 2318 Essington Road in Joliet and 435 Weber Road in Romeoville, are part of a mass closure that included more than 50 Dominick’s stores throughout the Chicago area. “The only thing right now is that Safeway is not talking to anyone,” Romeoville Mayor John Noak said, adding that city and village leaders in other areas with closed Dominick’s stores also have hit a brick wall while trying to communicate with the company. Safeway is continuing to pay the leases on unsold Dominick’s locations instead of taking a buyout or ending it, according to Bill Shiner, the manager for the Romeoville

Towne Center property that lost a Dominick’s on Dec. 28. This allows Safeway to sell the lease on its own terms without any required involvement with the village or even the property owners. “We haven’t lost a lot of anchor stores in my career,” said Shiner about his commercial real estate company. “But the way Safeway has chosen to deal with this is highly unusual.” Shiner said he calls Safeway on a weekly basis to get an update, but all he has received is information that the store has received some interest from buyers. Noak and Joliet Mayor Tom Giarrante also said they haven’t heard anything from Safeway about finding a replacement in their locations – even after sending several inquiries. Giarrante said the last update he received was two

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WILMINGTON – Cutting-edge technology is providing Wilmington residents a real-time view of the construction work on the city’s new police station. That may be the best measure of just how much more modern the police department building will be. The future home of Wilmington police is quite different from the building that now houses the department’s 11 full-time officers and two office staffers at 120 N. Main St. in downtown Wilmington. The old police station has been used since the 1980s but originally was built as a post office in 1957, Chief Darin Plotts said. The new $2 million building is across from City Hall at 129 Robert P. Weidling Drive. The webcam depicting construction can be accessed at www.wilmington-il.com. New technology is replacing old ways in just about every way, Plotts said. One example is fingerprinting. At the new station a live scan system will replace the old “ink and roll” fingerprints that date back to the 1900s, he said. With the new system, fingerprints are scanned and can be sent to federal, state and county agencies for comparison. The scans produce a more accurate fingerprint and speed up identification, making records and files available more quickly, he said. The project is fully funded by a $2 million contribution to the city as part of the development agreement for RidgePort Logistics. The 8,504-square-foot building will have eight cells, with two dedicated for juveniles, Plotts said. The old jail

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Building of the new police station is underway in Wilmington. had only two cells, he said. Access to the cells at the new building will be more secure: A 936-foot sally port will allow police to drive squads next to a secure door and the cells. The City Hall and new building will share technology via an underground cable, City Administrator Tony Graff said, adding that it will be especially good for joint responses to severe weather and other emergencies. The buildings also can share the parking lots for overflow events at either building, he said.

In addition, Graff said, there will be some benefits to the proximity of the police department during local court dates at City Hall. The public also will be better served in the new building, Plotts said. There is better access, and a better waiting room and bathroom facilities. In addition, there will be off-street parking. The department plans the move in early summer and an Open House for the community will be scheduled, Plotts said. The department is open 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Fridays.


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Joliet City Council restructuring could be on November ballot Proposal would eliminate at-large seats By BILL WIMBISCUS

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bwimbiscus@shawmedia.com JOLIET – A community group that last year helped block an immigration detention center from locating in Joliet is taking on a new issue: City Council redistricting. “Our current system of five districts and three atlarge [districts] simply is not equitable or just,” Maria Rosas, a member of Concerned Citizens of Joliet, told the city’s Diversity & Community Relations Committee last week. The group plans to put the issue on the Nov. 4 ballot and is circulating a petition to gather the 1,500 signatures needed. The Joliet For Eight Districts petition reads: “Should the city of Joliet be divided into eight districts with one council person to be elected from each district, but with the mayor to be elected from the city at large?” Rosas-Urbano noted that three council members reside in District 2, while two more and the mayor reside in District 3. “This over-representation definitely does not lead to an equitable distribution of resources or attention to citizen issues,” Rosas said in a prepared statement. The city’s five council districts each have about 30,000 constituents. Council members representing Districts 1 to 5 are required to live in those districts. The council also includes three at-large members who can reside in any district. “I think you’re on the right track to let the people

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get involved,” said Jan Quillman, one of the council’s three at-large members. Under the Concerned Citizens of Joliet plan, the city would be divided into eight districts of about 18,000 constituents each. Council members would be required to live in the district they represent. “This lower number will help the city council representative be more responsible, visible and approachable to his or her constituents’ needs,” Rosas said. Rosas said one concern is lack of representation for the approximately 57,000 Hispanics living in the city. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the racial makeup of Joliet in 2010 was 67.5 percent white, 16 percent African-American and 27.8 percent Hispanic/Latino of any race. The council includes six whites and two African-Americans. Two of the members are female. The last Hispanic on the council was Alex Ledesma, who lost his District 4 council seat to Susie Barber in 2007. Concerned Citizens of Joliet is working on a redistricting map that groups believe will offer more equitable representation, Rosas said. “We have some idea of what we want,” Rosas said. “We want to make sure Districts 4 and 5 don’t continue

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to be disenfranchised.” City Attorney Jeff Plyman said any changes to council districts ultimately would have to be approved by the council. Changes would take effect at the next mayoral election, which will be April 7, 2015. “What you’re doing shuffling the whole deck and starting over with new districts,” Plyman said. Concerned Citizens of Joliet was formed in 2013 to oppose Correction Corporation of America’s plan to open an immigrant detention center in the city, and registered voters to help the cause.

No communication between Safeway and property owners • SAFEWAY Continued from page 4 weeks ago when Safeway told the city that another grocery store was looking at the property. “Usually they wait until their lease expires and then they leave. But something is different,” Giarrante said. “They’re also paying a premium on their lease now. It doesn’t make sense.” Noak said that the problem isn’t just isolated to Will County, but there is a general consensus that Safeway doesn’t seem to care about working with communities after several years of operating in them. “The bigger story is Safeway’s lack of commitment to this,” Noak said. “They’re not even committed to work with the owners of the building and the community to get this done.” Another Dominick’s that closed in Shorewood at 950

Brook Forest Avenue was bought by Mariano’s Fresh Market. “We were fortunate enough to have Mariano’s take over the lease,” said Karen James, Shorewood’s community development director. “The pharmacy has been open since Dominick’s closed. But the rest of the store is slated to open mid-July.” James said she also found it strange that Safeway would keep paying the leases and take over the search process at other locations. Noak said it’s concerning that there is almost no communication going on between the property owners and Safeway. “I find it very disappointing they wouldn’t do more to expedite the process in order to put all these sites into operation in some way,” Noak said. Emails sent and phone messages left with the Safeway Real Estate representative handling the Romeoville and Joliet locations were not returned last week.


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n WHAT: Garage sale to benefit Breast Cancer Fund n WHEN: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 17 and 18 n WHERE: 1638 Manhattan St., Bolingbrook n CONTACT: 630-803-7637, nklimah@gmail.com

One of the people Klimah is doing the climb for is her sister-in-law, Arlene Pappalardo. Pappalardo, a three-year breast cancer survivor, said she is proud of Klimah but was surprised that she wanted to climb a mountain. “First of all, I thought she was a nut because she’s such a go-getter,” she said. As Pappalardo learned more about the event, she became more excited. “I even thought about doing the climb, but I couldn’t raise that much money,” she said. Klimah’s goal was to raise $6,000, but she said she has al-

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ready collected $11,000, mostly through friends and family. She hopes to raise more money by holding a garage sale on May 17 and 18. Klimah’s other work has been training to climb the mountain. She said it has been hard to simulate hiking up a mountain with the local flat terrain. She has worked with her “mountain mentor,” Tarek Husayni, who has her climbing up stairs while wearing a weighted backpack. “Without his guidance, patience and humor, I would not be where I am strength-wise,” she said. “He said, ‘With a name like Klimah, you have to climb this mountain.’ ” Klimah said she does not know how she will react when she has to face a real mountain, but expects the experience to make her more grateful for her life. “I truly believe it’s going to change me,” she said. “I truly believe it’s going to go deep into my soul.”

_____ IF YOU GO What: Garage sale to benefit Breast Cancer Fund When: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 17 and 18 Where: 1638 Manhattan St., Bolingbrook Contact: 630-803-7637, nklimah@gmail.com

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BOLINGBROOK – Nancy Klimah has run marathons and done triathlons, but in June she will be reaching new heights. The 57-year-old Bolingbrook resident and hair dresser will climb Mount Shasta in California as part of a fundraiser for the Breast Cancer Fund. Klimah said she has been cutting hair for more than 30 years and has had many clients with cancer. “I have shaved way too many women’s hair,” she said. She could not sit back and watch anymore. Then she found out about the Climb Against the Odds, an annual event where a team of men and women climb the 14,179-foot mountain in northern California. “I thought, ‘Wow, this is big,’ ” she said. “But I wanted to do something big. These men and women [with cancer] fight every day.”

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Note to readers: Information in Police Reports is obtained from local police departments and the Will County Sheriff’s Office. Individuals listed in Police Reports who have been charged with a crime have not been proven guilty in court. • Luis R. Urbina, 30, of the 200 block of East 22nd Street in Chicago Heights, was arrested by Crete police on May 4 on a charge of delivery of drugs. • Latavious L. Bland, 28, of the 1100 block of Ingalls Avenue, was arrested by Joliet police on May 5 on a charge of vandalism. • Deandre D. Gardner, 23, of the 12500 block of South Emerald Avenue in Chicago, was arrested by Joliet police on May 5 on a charge of marijuana possession. • Ty L. Lutton, 58, of Palm Springs, California, was arrested by Channahon police on May 5 on charges of drug possession and vandalism. • Carl Pritchett, 61, of the 800 block of North Center Street, was arrested by Tinley Park police on May 5 on a charge of shoplifting. • Fred B. Woods, 49, of the 400 block of Moen Avenue in Rockdale, was arrested by Joliet police on May 5 on charges of delivery of drugs, drug possession and driving on a suspended license. • Trevor M. Gant, 27, of the

14200 block of South Napa Circle in Plainfield, was arrested by sheriff’s police on Tuesday on a charge of violating an order of protection. • Mark Garcia, 32, of Austin, Texas, was arrested by sheriff’s police on Tuesday on a charge of aggravated unlawful use of a weapon. • Timothy J. Jurincie, 27, of the 20700 block of Frankfort Square Road in Frankfort, was arrested by sheriff’s police on Tuesday on charges of delivery of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. • Armand K. Mondragon, 18, of the 2200 block of Palmer Circle in Naperville, was arrested by Naperville police on Tuesday on charges of drug possession and possession of drug paraphernalia. • Antoinette D. Nickerson, 32, of the 200 block of South Joliet Street, was arrested by sheriff’s police on Tuesday on charges of shoplifting and obstructing justice. • Laura M. Bennefield, 28, of the 300 block of Bruce Road in Lockport, was arrested by sheriff’s police on Wednesday on a charge of theft. • Jessica Marino, 31, of the 7300 block of Woodward Avenue in Woodridge, was arrested by Naperville police on Wednesday on a charge of drug possession.

• Wayne L. Parker, 52, of the 1400 block of East Washington Street, was arrested by Joliet police on Wednesday on charges of burglary and shoplifting. • Jimmy W. Phillips, 22, of the 700 block of Moen Avenue in Rockdale, was arrested by Rockdale police on Wednesday on charges of driving with a suspended license and driving without insurance. • George A. Denton, 22, of the 800 block of Eighth Avenue in Rockford, was arrested by sheriff’s police on Thursday for failing to comply with the state’s sex offender registry requirements. • Justin L. Little, 26, of the 800 block of Maple Lane in Peotone, was arrested by Joliet police on Thursday on charges of drug possession and forgery. • Jordan L. Reynolds, 25, of the 400 block of South Douglas Street in Elwood, was arrested by state police on Thursday on charges of drug possession, possession of drug paraphernalia and driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol. • Devonte D. Williams, 20, of the 0 to 100 block of North Cagwin Avenue, was arrested by Joliet police on Thursday on charges of aggravated unlawful use of a weapon, unauthorized possession of a firearm and driving with a suspended license.

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VIEWS Kris Stadalsky When some staff members at the Three Rivers Public Library District think of Sparkles the turtle, who formerly resided in the children’s section at the Minooka branch, they get tears in their eyes. But at last weekend’s bon voyage party for Sparkles, it was a day of celebration and fun as staff and library patrons bid adieu to their longtime friend. Sparkles was donated to the library in 2001, Children’s Services Director Lisa Berger said. At the time she was just about 2 inches in diameter. She had a little tank that sat on the top of a bookshelf. Over the years, Sparkles became a familiar fixture on the second floor of the Minooka branch. Children and adults would routinely stop by to visit her and say hello. The kids loved that Sparkles was a very active turtle, spending her time swimming around in her tank or climbing out of the water to warm

herself under the heat lamp. They loved to watch her get fed. But Sparkles also kept growing, Berger said, and her tank sizes had to be increased. Recently, during a bit of a health scare, Sparkles was weighed at the veterinarian and she was over 3 pounds. She was probably about 7 inches in diameter. The staff decided they needed to make a difficult decision and find a place for Sparkles to live where they knew she would have the proper care and perhaps have more interaction with people or other creatures. The staff at Stickney-Forest View Public Library in Stickney stepped right up when the word got out. That library already has a hermit crab name Shellbert, and Sparkles will make a great addition to its menagerie of critters. The nice thing about going to another library is that Sparkles is used to seeing the kids, Berger said. Now Sparkles will be meeting a new group of friends. At her new home in Stickney, Sparkles is in the middle

of the room where the kids can see her when they first come in, said Verna Austen, youth services clerk. As soon as you walk up to her tank, Sparkles comes to the glass to say hello and starts blinking. “She is really sweet and friendly. She’s very cute,” Austen said. “The kids love playing with Shellbert, so having Sparkles will be great for everyone, and for her too.” The farewell party was a chance for Sparkles’ friends to celebrate the last 13 years of her life at Three Rivers and to have some fun. There were green cupcakes, turtle crafts and turtle party favors. Some children brought little gifts for Sparkles, such as pictures they colored and even a bouquet of dandelions. “We had a very good turnout. It was fun,” Berger said. “And there were no tears, and that was a good thing.”

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Donald Fox Sr. would say, ‘A bird did it,’ and his dad would say, ‘Are you sure?’ Then one day, right after he fixed a window, a bird flew at it and broke it.” Caroline had met Donald at a wedding; her cousin had married Donald’s sister, she said. Donald had driven all the way out from Manhattan to Yorkville for the privilege of escorting her. Cindy’s father was also a farmer and the two “hit it off real good,” but that did not surprise Caroline. “Everybody liked him,” she said. Don Fox Jr. of Crest Hill,

Donald’s son, said his father had played both baseball and basketball at Peotone High School; he was also a championship horseshoe player and bowler. Both father and son are members of the Joliet Bowling Association Hall of Fame, Don added. Donald umpired for youth sports and he was a fair umpire, Don said, one that had no problem “throwing out” his own son at home plate. The family had the fun of frequent trips because Donald played on adult softball leagues. “We were always going on

softball tournaments when we were kids,” Don said. “We went all over Indiana, Wisconsin and Kentucky, all over.” Donald was 75 when he died April 2 after a brief battle with lung and esophageal cancer. On the following Tuesday, Cindy was standing outside his house, pop in hand, waiting for the garbage man.

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JOLIET – Every Tuesday, Donald Fox Sr. would wait outside his Joliet home with a pop for the garbage truck driver. Donald would even arrange his schedule to ensure it, according to his daughter, Cindy Clark of Plainfield. But Donald did more than hand off the drink, Cindy said. He talked to the man and listened to his problems, which included a devastating divorce. Then one day, Donald, pop in hand, saw he had a new driver. “The new guy said [the former driver] had ‘quit life,’ meaning he had taken his life,” Cindy said. Donald, known for his warm smile and the “best handshakes,” made friends with everyone: the mailman, his fellow bowlers and fishermen (Donald only fished for walleye), the parishioners at St. John Lutheran Church in Joliet, his co-workers at Plainfield Tool & Die Engineering (Donald retired in

2001), his breakfast buddies at Nabby’s Restaurant and Catering in Plainfield, his neighbors and the child with special needs who lived nearby, Cindy said. “He’d mow the neighbors’ grass,” said Caroline Fox, Donald’s wife. “He’d go over with a soda and soon he’d be helping them.” Even when sitting on his porch, Donald was a magnet for the world as he “attracted all kinds of people,” Cindy said. “I learned how to be a friend,” Cindy said, “and that there was good in everyone.” Donald had grown up on a Manhattan farm as one of six children – four brothers and one sister, Cindy said. Among the recollections of raising sheep and cows, Donald told stories of hitting balls out in the field, which began a lifelong love of sports. It also caused Donald a bit of trouble. “He kept hitting out the garage windows and the barn windows and his dad would have to go out there and fix them,” Caroline said. “Don

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you g Joliet, Denny had many dear friends, and enjoyed an active social life. How to submit An Army veteran of the Korean War, Denny was a member and Send information to obits@ Born: May 15, 1932; In Paducah, KY generous supporter of Cantigny Died: May 8, 2014; In Joliet, IL theherald-news.com or call VFW Post #367. He retired from 877-264-2527. Joliet School District #86. Ina M. Bachara Denny was preceded in death by (nee Flood), age 81, Most obituaries appear his parents, Arthur and Marie (nee of Plainfield, online. To leave a message of Brennan) Burns; and his brothers, formerly of condolence in the online guest Arthur "Bud" Burns and John Burns; Matteson, IL at rest book, go to theherald-news. and sister in law, Rose Burns. Thursday, May 8, com/obits Funeral services for Denny Burns 2014 at Presence Saint Joseph will be Friday, May 16, 2014, at 9:15 Medical Center with her family by a.m. from the Fred C. Dames Funeral , neph s, her side. Home, 3200 Black at Essington cousins. Born May 15, 1932 in Paducah, KY Preceded in death by his parents, Rds., Joliet to the Cathedral of St. to Hoy and Esther (nee Raymond Nonnatus for Mass at Wilbur and Marie (nee Barten) Throgmorton) Flood. Member of 10:00 a.m. Interment with full Brookman; and sister, Phyllis American Legion #474 and United military honors will be in Abraham Church of Christ, both in Matteson, Brookman. Lincoln National Cemetery. In lieu of Wilbur served proudly in the IL. flowers, memorials to Joliet Area United States Army from 1963 to Survived by two daughters, Teri Community Hospice would be 1966. He was a truck driver for over (Dale) Rutan of Joliet and Kelly 20 years and was employed at IDOT appreciated. Visitation Thursday, (Ronald) Rimkus of Beecher; 4:00-8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. for 8 years until retiring. Wilbur grandchildren, Dale Rutan, Jr., For information (815) 741-5500 or Nicole (Ryan) Gerrick, Sarah Rimkus loved to play golf and was an avid www.fredcdames.com White Sox and Blackhawks fan. and Matthew Rimkus; greatWilbur will be greatly missed by his granddaughter, Kaitlyn Gerrick; family and friends. great-grandson, Tyler Gerrick; A Celebration of Wilbur's life will sister, Tilda Lampey; and many begin on Wednesday, May 14, 2014 nieces and nephews also survive. Preceded in death by her husband with a visitation from 9:00 a.m. until the time of funeral service to of 52 years, Louis A. Bachara be held at 10:00 a.m. in the funeral (2009); son, Joseph Bachara (2013); home chapel. Interment to follow at sister, Barbara Johnson; and three Woodlawn Memorial Park. Visitation brothers, Robert, Delbert and J.B. will also be held on Tuesday, May Flood. 13, 2014 from 3:00 p.m. until 8:00 Funeral Services for Ina M. p.m. at Tezak Funeral Home, 1211 Bachara will be Wednesday, May PATRICIA R. CARNEY 14, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. at the Fred C. Plainfield Road, Joliet, IL. Obituary and Tribute Wall for Born: June 18, 1926; In Peoria, IL Dames Funeral Home, 3200 Black at Wilbur H. Brookman, Jr. at Died: May 6, 2014; In Joliet, IL Essington Rd., Joliet. Interment www.tezakfuneralhome.com or for Abraham Lincoln National Patricia Rose (nee Cemetery. Visitation Tuesday, from information, 815-722-0524. Arrangements entrusted to: Cleary) Carney, age 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral 87, died at Presence home. St. Joseph Medical For information: 815-741-5500 or Center on May 6, www.fredcdames.com 2014, from natural causes. Born June 18, 1926, in Peoria, to Harold and Cecilia Cleary, Patricia attended the Academy of Our Lady ROBERT JAMES BURNS High School and graduated from "DENNY" Bradley University (1948) where she was a member of the Pi Beta Denny Burns Phi sorority. She later pursued passed away on graduate studies in Social Work at Friday, May 9, 2014, Loyola University in Chicago, and WILBUR H. BROOKMAN, at home surrounded worked for the American Red Cross. JR. On December 22, 1951, at St. by his loving family. He is survived by Mark's Church in Peoria, she his loving wife of 54 years, Mary Wilbur H. married Lt. Col. John Francis Carney, Brookman, Jr., age Jane (nee Erickson) Burns; his son, MD, who proudly served during Dennis (Sherry) Burns; daughter, 69, at rest on World War II and Korea. They later Wednesday, May 7, Jane Marie (Thomas) Wojcik; his moved to Joliet, IL, where she 2014. sister, Ann Burns: sister-in-law, resided until her death. Wilbur is survived by his beloved Arminta Burns; and many nieces Patricia was a member of St. Paul and nephews. wife of 44 years, Maryann the Apostle Church and other Denny was also the loving Brookman (nee Jahneke); loving charitable organizations. children, Lorraine (Scott) Offerman grandfather of Tom, Jillian, Ally, Patricia will be especially Stephanie and Brennan. He and James (fiancée Christina) remembered for her unwavering Brookman; cherished grandchildren, genuinely enjoyed watching their faith in Jesus Christ and her Tony and Jason Offerman; sister, sporting events, taking them to devotion to Our Blessed Mother. Betty (Don) Axelsen; brother, Dan lunch, attending their birthday Following her miraculous cure from parties, and telling stories about his Hodgkin's disease in her twenties, (Kathy) Brookman; as well as youth. As a lifelong resident of she led many to come to know the numerous nieces, nephews, and

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ny intercessory power of Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini. Patricia joyfully shared the fruits of her Catholic faith with her six sons and twelve grandchildren. Patty enjoyed gazing out her window at the gentle glow of sunsets, the frenetic play of squirrels and raccoons, and the vibrant flowers encircling the family home on her "heavenly hill." She derived her greatest joy from spending time with her family. Watching her grandchildren participate in Irish dance, basketball and tennis energized her. Just one day prior to her passing, she witnessed her granddaughter Eileen's victory in a championship tennis match. She also will be remembered for her compassion which included multiple mission trips to Jamaica with her family, where a charitable dental clinic in her honor was established in 2005. Whomever she encountered was gently and profoundly touched by her caring smile and genuine interest. Some of her favorite quotations include: "Don't give it more time than it's worth," "Plans change," "Offer it up," "Bless it and release it," "Don't quit," "Stay sweet," "It never hurts to ask," “To thine own self be true," “Rise above it,” “I refuse to be ground down,” “Onward and upward,” and "It's an adventure and an experience." All of her communications to her sons closed with, "Your proud and thankful Mom." Her favorite Bible verse was, "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me" (Philippians 4:13). Survivors include her sister, Ava (late Robert) Ossenbeck of Peoria; her sons, John Michael Carney, MD, of Little Rock, AR, Patrick (Deborah) Carney, MD, of Medina, MN, Brian (Darena) Carney of Ft. Worth, TX, Paul Carney of Underwood, MN, James (Susan) Carney, DDS, of Naperville, IL, and the Honorable

pe e, IL, a Thomas (Anne) Carney of Joliet, IL; and twelve grandchildren. Patricia was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. Carney, her mother, Cecilia Cleary (Render), and her father, Harold Cleary. The family would like to thank the friends, extended family and medical professionals who have shared their prayers, support and love. Memorial Services for Patricia Carney will be held Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church. Burial will be at Woodlawn Memorial Park, Joliet. Memorials in her name to the National Shrine of Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini cabrinishrinechicago.com, Christian Dental Society Jamaica Mission christiandentalsociety.org or Missionaries of the Poor missionariesofthepoor.org would be appreciated. Visitation will be held Monday, from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Fred C. Dames Funeral Home, 3200 Black at Essington Rds., Joliet and on Tuesday from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m. at the church. For more information, 815-7415500 or www.fredcdames.com

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In Loving Memory of

David G. Caamano 5/12/1980 - 9/17/2010 Happy 34th Birthday in Heaven. You are always in our hearts. Missing you so much not only today but every day. Love, Mom & Dad, Michelle, Scott, Brady, & Madelyn

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by g husband of 33 years Melvin; her parents Joseph and Ruth (nee Dougherty) Bapst; two sisters Hazel Schmidt and Elizabeth Fitzgerald. Also preceded by a niece Kathleen McCanna; two nephews Danny O'Leary and Joseph Schmidt. Survived by her loving son Michael McHugh; sister Mrs. Margaret (the late Donald) Boyd. Numerous nieces and nephews and friends also survive. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Joliet Area Community Hospice or American Lung Association would be appreciated. Services will be held Wednesday, May 14, 2014, at 9:30 am in the O'Neil Funeral Home Chapel to St. Dennis Church for Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00am. Interment at Resurrection Cemetery in Romeoville. Visitation Tuesday, May 13, 2014, from 3:00pm until 8:00pm.

Alex “Alie” A. Plut, age 96, passed away peacefully at his home on Thursday, May 8, 2014, comforted by the love of his family. Alex is survived by his beloved wife of 61 years, Dolores (nee Papesh) Plut; loving children, Marcia (nee Pudlik) (James) Lyons; David (Cheryl Jacobs) Plut, and Rosann (Daniel) Cerovac; grandchildren, John (Traci), Michael, and Katherine Lyons, Spencer and Sadie Plut, Alex and Kelsey Cerovac; great-grandchild, Margaret Lyons; two sisters, Jennie (the late Frank) Pryatel and Bernadine (the late Paul) Madronich; sisters-in-law, Betty

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h; w, tty (the late John), Ilene (the late Bernard), and Pat (the late Robert) Plut. Numerous nieces and nephews also survive. Preceded in death by his parents, Alex and Jennie (nee Turk) Plut; brothers, Joseph (Mary), Frank (Sophie), Anton, Albin (Helen), Stanley; sisters, Mary (John) Anzelc and Mildred (Bill) Zugel. Alex retired from Union Oil in 1983 as the Warehouse Supervisor after 43 years of service. He was a proud United States Army Air Corp Veteran and member of the American Legion Post 1080. He was also a member of the KSKJ Lodge #29, St. Joseph Holy Name Society, St. Joseph Seniors, and Joliet Seniors Association. Alie will be remembered fondly for his quick wit, tremendous love of family and friends, and his smile that lit up the world. He will be dearly missed by all of his feathered friends. His passing has already created a ripple in the birdseed futures market. The family would like to offer a heartfelt thank you for the compassionate care provided by the Joliet Area Community Hospice “Red Team” and Alex's caregiver, Debi. Donations in Alex's name to Joliet Area Community Hospice would be appreciated. A celebration of Alex's life will begin on Tuesday, May 13, 2014, with prayers in the funeral home chapel at 9:20 a.m. then driving in procession to St. Joseph Catholic Church in Joliet for a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. Interment to follow at St. Joseph Cemetery. Visitation will be on Monday, May 12, 2014, at Tezak Funeral Home, 1211 Plainfield Road, Joliet, IL from 2:00-8:00 p.m. Obituary and Tribute Wall for Alex A. Plut at www.tezakfuneralhome.com or for information, 815-722-0524. Arrangements entrusted to:

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elping awareness about the disease and volunteering to help educate nursing students about the care of MS patients. The family would like to thank the Ida Carusi (nee administration and staff of Sunny Alberico), age 76, Hill Nursing Home for providing passed away Friday, Mary with a long-term, caring and May 9, 2014 at her supportive environment and the residence in Joliet Area Community Hospice for Minooka. their exceptional care during her Born in Carmonico, final days. Italy and a longtime Minooka and Funeral Services for Mary C. Joliet resident. A member of the Lauterbach will be held on Tuesday, Italian American Cultural Society May 13, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. at the and the Mariners Society. A Fred C. Dames Funeral Home, 3200 member of St. Anthony Catholic Black at Essington Rds., Joliet, with Church. Pastor Jane Perkolup officiating. Preceded by her daughter, Livia MARY C. LAUTERBACH Interment Woodlawn Memorial Carusi (1965); her parents, Park. Domenico and Adelina Alberico. In lieu of flowers, memorials in Mary C. Survived by her loving husband of Mary's name to the Joliet Area Lauterbach (nee 50 years, Antonio Carusi of Community Hospice, National Heitzman), age 66, Minooka; one daughter, Ida Carusi Multiple Sclerosis Society or the passed away of Lockport; three sons, Domenico Friends of Sunny Hill would be peacefully on of Minooka, Livio (Jenny) of Crest appreciated. Thursday, May 8, Hill and Marurizio Carusi of Visitation Monday, from 2:00 to 2014 from Minooka; two granddaughters, complications due to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Danielle and Sarah; two cousins, For more information: 815-741Rose (the late Paul) Ciancanelli and a twenty-seven year battle with 5500 or www.fredcdames.com Multiple Sclerosis. Ann (Lenny) Horvat, both of Crest Mary is survived by her loving Hill; and one brother-in-law, Vic family, including her son, Michael (Phyllis) Carusi and family of (Kimberly) Denson; grandchildren, Channahon. Funeral Services for Ida Carusi will Kirsten and Ryland; mother, Irene Heitzman; sisters, Bernie McMahel be held on Wednesday, May 14, and Susan (Bill) Cox; brother-in-law, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. at the Fred C. Dames Funeral Home, 3200 Black at Joseph Walters; nieces and Essington Rds., Joliet to the Church nephews, Irene and Zoe Walters, Scott, Brian, and Lauren Deininger, of St. Anthony for a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at Jared Sileven, Sarah, Wil, and Jordan BRIDGET B. MCHUGH Meister; great-nieces and great10:00 a.m. Entombment Resurrection Mausoleum. Visitation nephews, Lydia Vaz, Seth Walden, Bridget B. McHugh (nee Bapst) Tuesday, from 2:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Tyler and Makayla Deininger; “Bonnie”, age 91, of Romeoville, numerous aunts, uncles and the funeral home. passed away Friday May 9, 2014, at cousins. For more information: Presence St. Joseph Medical Center. Preceded in death by her father, 815-741-5500 or Born in Lockport, living most of John E. Heitzman; sister, Carol www.fredcdames.com her life in the area. She was Heitzman-Walters; numerous aunts, employed by A&P as a checker for uncles and cousins. more than 20 years until retiring in Mary was a lifelong Joliet area 1982. Member of the St. Dennis resident. She was a graduate of Alter and Rosary Society, and a Providence High School Class of volunteer member at the 1966 and Joliet Junior College Romeoville Athletic Booster. Bonnie School of Nursing. She was a loved playing canasta, bingo, and dedicated Registered Nurse, bunco. She was an avid casino spending most of her career at goer. Silver Cross Hospital in Joliet, where Preceded in death by her loving she worked as both a floor nurse BENJAMIN ENTWISLE, and a surgical nurse. JR. Mary was a member of Faith Lutheran Church in Joliet, where she served the congregation in many Age 88, resident of Lockport, IL ways and developed several special passed away on Saturday, May 10, 2014. friendships over the years. For the Beloved husband of Jo Ann nee last seventeen years, Mary had Jensen; loving father of Diana (Don) resided at Sunny Hill Nursing Home in Joliet, where she served Johnson; cherished grandfather of Courtney (Andrew), and Clifford; numerous terms as President of the Resident Council and received many and great-grandfather of Austin. He was preceded in death by his awards and recognitions for her 1st wife Doris L. Jones nee Natvig; contributions as a volunteer and and siblings William and Robert advocate. Entwisle, and Audrey Fergurson. Mary faced the pain, difficulties, and struggles associated with Ben was a member of the Joliet Area Garden Club, Indiana Multiple Sclerosis with as much bravery and dignity as possible. She Beekeepers Association, the Chicago Herpetological Society, and was devoted to helping raise

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State school-funding fix aimed at disparities

SPRINGFIELD – The regional breakdown of impacts from a proposed overhaul of state school funding explains the divided and emotional reaction it has received among lawmakers and educators – and how difficult it will be to advance such a proposal during this election year. In southern and central Illinois, the proposed changes would mean a boost in state funding for 410 of 575 school districts, according to an analysis distributed by the Illinois State Board of Education last week. In Cook County, 69 of 78 districts would lose funding, including Chicago Public Schools, with an estimated $28 million drop under the proposal. In Chicago’s collar counties, 122 of 143 districts would see major funding cuts, many to the tune of 80 percent of current levels. The proposal, which would require districts to demonstrate need for state aid, was welcomed by dozens of downstate superintendents who lobbied in the Capitol for the changes, which they believe will bring more equality to education across the state. But whether the Legislature acts on the proposal or not, the state’s top educators say the reaction is a net win as lawmakers learn more about the state’s 17-year-old funding formula and more people realize the current disparity in school funding from one region to the next.

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Peoria reacted swiftly to fake Twitter account

PEORIA – Peoria city officials and police reacted swiftly to try and dismantle a fake Twitter account mocking Mayor Jim Ardis,

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Multiple sclerosis patient Harold Johnson gets tips from his wife, Jessica, April 9 on putting together a pork chop dish at their home in Swansea. The experimental drug, Lemtrada, has kept his symptoms at bay since 2009. The drug has not yet been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, but is under review.

according to a published report citing documents that also showed contradictory statements from public officials. The mock account led to a police raid at an area home last month that generated headlines and prompted criticism of officials. No charges related to the Twitter account were filed. Once city officials discovered the account in March, they tried to shut it down by contacting Twitter and assigning the city’s cybercrimes investigator to take a closer look, according to a Peoria Journal Star story published Saturday. The newspaper cited hundreds of pages of documents, including emails, obtained through an information request. Among them was a March 13 correspondence from Ardis

saying that he would “absolutely” prosecute, even as the city’s police chief initially said the fake account didn’t appear to be a criminal violation.

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Man hospitalized after police-involved shooting

CHICAGO – The Independent Police Review Authority is investigating an officer-involved shooting in Chicago left a man in critical condition. Chicago police said in Sunday news release that officers responded to a disturbance on Chicago’s West Side around 2:30 a.m. Sunday. The officers saw a man with a handgun who started to run. The man allegedly pointed the handgun at the officers, and one of the officers fired, striking the man.

The Chicago Sun-Times reports Fraternal Order of Police spokesman Pat Camden says the injured man was thought to be in his 20s. He adds that a semi-automatic handgun was recovered from the scene.

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Ex-comptroller’s assets still under investigation

DIXON – The U.S. Marshals Service says it’s not done seizing and selling off the assets of a former city comptroller who stole nearly $54 million in public funds. The (Dixon) Telegraph reports that the marshals are still working to get hold of about a dozen other assets belonging to former Dixon bookkeeper Rita Crundwell. Crundwell pleaded guilty to embezzling money from Dixon for decades to support a lavish

lifestyle. She’s serving a nearly 20-year sentence.

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Illinois activists demand moratorium on ‘petcoke’

CHICAGO – Registered nurses and community activists will tour petroleum coke sites in Chicago Monday and publicly demand city officials to declare a moratorium on creating the byproduct they say is a hazard to city residents. National Nurses United is planning a news conference alongside the Southeast Side Environmental Task Force, Southeast Side Coalition to Ban Petcoke, and Progressive Democrats of America. Petcoke is a grainy, black byproduct petroleum refining’

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NATION & WORLD BRIEFS Feds seek prison for rural Washington pot growers SPOKANE, Wash. – The greencross storefronts of medical marijuana dispensaries are common in much of Washington, and the state is plowing ahead with licensing people to grow and sell recreational pot to adults. But a federal trial scheduled to begin in the coming weeks for five people in Spokane suggests not all is OK with weed in the state. Larry Harvey, a 70-year-old medical marijuana patient with no criminal history, three of his relatives and a family friend each face mandatory minimum sentences of at least 10 years in prison after they were caught growing about 70 pot plants on their rural, mountainous property. The Harveys did have guns at their home, which is part of the reason for the lengthy possible prison time. They say the weapons were for hunting and protection, but prosecutors say two of the guns were loaded and in the same room as a blue plastic tub of pot. Medical marijuana advocates have cried foul, arguing the prosecution violates Department of Justice policies announced by Attorney General Eric Holder last year that nonviolent, small-time drug offenders shouldn’t face lengthy prison sentences.

Hagel: Military should review transgender ban WASHINGTON – The prohibition on transgender individuals serving in the U.S. military

“continually should be reviewed,” Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said on Sunday. Hagel did not indicate whether he believes the policy should be overturned. However, he said “every qualified American who wants to serve our country should have an opportunity if they fit the qualifications and can do it.” A panel convened by a think tank at San Francisco State University recently estimated that about 15,450 transgender personnel serve in the military and in the National Guard and Reserve.

Gunmen storm Iraqi barracks, killing 20 BAGHDAD – Militants in Iraq launched an audacious attack on a military barracks in a remote area in the country’s north and killed 20 troops overnight, including some who had been bound and shot at close range, authorities said Sunday as other attacks killed 18. The killings at the military barracks in the village of Ayn al-Jahish outside of Mosul mirrored two previous assaults earlier this year in the area targeting security forces. It also represents the latest blow to the government’s efforts to achieve stability in restive Sunni-dominated areas. Gunmen staged the assault late Saturday night, two police officers said, shooting some at short range while others died fighting the insurgents when they stormed the barracks.

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Downtown Vernal, Utah is shown Feb. 10, 2011. State health officials are pledging to look into claims that stillbirths are on the rise in the Eastern Utah community of Vernal, that is home to a boom in gas and oil development. Activists say a climbing rate of neonatal deaths in the Uinta Basin stems from industrial smog. But researchers and health officials aren’t ready to draw such a link.

Fed gov’t failed to inspect higher risk oil, gas wells By HOPE YEN The Associated Press WASHINGTON – The government has failed to inspect thousands of oil and gas wells it considers potentially high risks for water contamination and other environmental damage, congressional investigators say. The report, obtained by The Associated Press before its public release, highlights substantial gaps in oversight by the agency that manages oil and gas development on federal and Indian lands. Investigators said weak control by the Interior Department’s Bureau of Land Management resulted from policies based on outdated science and from incomplete monitoring data. The findings from the Government Accountability Office come amid an energy

boom in the country and the increasing use of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking. That process involves pumping huge volumes of water, sand and chemicals underground to split open rocks to allow oil and gas to flow. It has produced major economic benefits, but also raised fears that the chemicals could spread to water supplies. The audit also said the BLM did not coordinate effectively with state regulators in New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma and Utah. The bureau has become a symbol of federal overreach to industry groups opposed to government regulations related to oil and gas drilling. Environmental groups say the Obama administration needs to do more to guard against environmental damage. In the coming months, the

administration is expected to issue rules on fracking and methane gas emissions. The report said the agency “cannot accurately and efficiently identify whether federal and Indian resources are properly protected or that federal and Indian resources are at risk of being extracted without agency approval.” In response to the report, Tommy Beaudreau, a principal deputy assistant interior secretary, wrote that he generally agreed with the recommendations for improved state coordination and updated regulations. The report makes clear in many instances that the BLM’s failure to inspect high-priority oil and gas wells is due to limited money and staff. BLM officials said they were in the process of updating several of its policies later this year.


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Former Wisconsin governor Lucey dies at 96 The ASSOCIATED PRESS MILWAUKEE – Former Wisconsin Gov. Patrick Lucey, a hard-nosed Democratic politician who later became the U.S. ambassador to Mexico, has died. He was 96. Lucey, who also ran for vice president of the United States as an independent in 1980, died Saturday night at the Milwaukee Catholic Home after a brief Illness, said his son, Paul Lucey, of Milwaukee. He said funeral arrangements are pending. “Governor Lucey was a dedicated public servant who loved Wisconsin,” Republican Gov. Scott Walker said in a statement. He called it “a particular joy” to be with him last summer for the 40th anniversary of the Kikkoman Foods Inc. soy sauce plant in Fontana. Patrick Lucey was elected governor in 1970 and won

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Former Gov. Patrick J. Lucey speaks at a memorial service for the late U.S. Senator William Proxmire at Capitol in Madison, Wis. Lucey, a hard-nosed Democratic politician who later became ambassador to Mexico, died Saturday. He was 96.

re-election in 1974, but left midway through his second term to serve as then-President Jimmy Carter’s ambassador to Mexico. In Wisconsin, he will perhaps be remembered most for pushing to merge the University of Wisconsin in Madison with the state college system, a fierce battle that created today’s system of 13 four-year state colleges. Lucey was born in La Crosse, Wisconsin, in 1918. He worked as a grocery store manager from 1937 until 1940 and served in World War II in the Caribbean. He was elected to the state Assembly in 1948 and became executive director and later chairman of the state Democratic Party. He served as lieutenant governor in 1966. Lucey’s biggest legacy was creating the modern UW System. Before he was governor, the University of Wiscon-

sin-Madison, UW-Milwaukee, UW-Green Bay, UW-Parkside, 10 freshman-sophomore centers and the extension system operated outside the chain of nine other state schools such as Platteville and Eau Claire. Each group had its own board of regents. Lucey felt that was wasteful and called for a merger. But he faced stiff opposition from critics who felt lumping the Madison campus in with the rest of the schools would suck money from it and eat away at the university’s control of its own affairs. Lucey was able to muster enough support to make it happen. In October 1971, the state Senate gave the final go-ahead to force consolidation by one vote. Carter tapped Lucey to serve as his ambassador to Mexico in 1977, a year before Lucey’s second term as gover-

nor would have ended. In 1980, Lucey turned around and became independent John Anderson’s running mate in a failed bid to defeat Carter and Republican Ronald Reagan, who won the election. Lucey continued to remain active in politics and every bit as opinionated well into his 90s. He briefly served with former Gov. Tommy Thompson as honorary co-chairmen for Justice David Prosser’s contentious campaign for Wisconsin Supreme Court in 2011 but withdrew his support just before the election because of what he called “a disturbing distemper and lack of civility” in Prosser, though he did not cite specifics. Lucey, in fact, was responsible for breaking the all-male dominance of the state’s high court when he appointed now Chief Justice Shirley Abrahamson to it in 1976.

Americans in Yemen shooting were getting haircuts By AHMED AL–HAJ The Associated Press SANAA, Yemen – One of the two officers at the U.S. Embassy in Yemen who shot and killed a pair of suspected al-Qaida gunmen was getting a haircut at a barbershop when the attempted abduction took place, Yemeni security officials said Sunday. The attempted kidnapping April 24 is the latest evidence of al-Qaida’s expanding presence in the capital, a serious challenge to the authority of the already weak central government. It also could strain ties between Yemen and the U.S., which has launched an aggressive campaign of drone strikes against suspected al-Qaida fighters in the country. The barbershop, owned by a longtime Indian resident, is on Heda Street, a commercial road in the southern part of the city where some of Sanaa’s best restaurants, supermarkets and high-end boutiques are located. The Yemeni officials said the armed militants arrived in a battered SUV and burst into the shop shouting: “Police! Police!” The officials said one of the two Americans was having

his hair cut, while the second waited for his turn. They said one of the Americans killed both militants before the pair jumped into their waiting SUV and drove off. Owners of nearby stores rushed to the barbershop on hearing the gunshots but the Americans already had left, the officials said. Yemeni authorities questioned the two Americans and later gave them permission to leave the country, the officials said. The two fully cooperated with the Yemeni government investigation, they said. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to brief journalists. Late Friday, the U.S. State Department said the two Americans, whom it did not identify, were at a Sanaa business at the time of the attack and have since left Yemen. Citing unidentified U.S. officials, The New York Times has reported that the Americans were a CIA officer and a lieutenant colonel with the elite Joint Special Operations Command. Yemeni authorities merely identified the two as “American security personnel” and said the two who tried to kid-

nap them hailed from the province of Maarib east of Sanaa, an al-Qaida stronghold. They said the two gunmen were suspected members of an al-Qaida cell operating in Sanaa who focus on the abduction of foreigners for ransom. The suspected head of that cell, they said, was killed last Tuesday in Sanaa during a clash with security forces. The U.S., which trains Yemen’s counterterrorism forces, has been waging a heavy campaign of drone strikes in Yemen against suspected al-Qaida targets, launching more than 100 such strikes since 2002, according to the nonpartisan public policy institute New America Foundation. Civilian casualties in the drone strikes have sparked anger in the country and among human rights groups The U.S. considers Yemen’s branch of al-Qaida, also known as Al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula, to be the most dangerous in the world. The group is blamed for a number of unsuccessful bomb plots aimed at Americans, including an attempt to bring down a U.S.bound airliner with explosives hidden in the bomber’s under-

wear and a second plot to send mail bombs hidden in the toner

cartridges on planes headed to the U.S.

PROPOSED BUDGET HEARING The City of Lockport will hold a public hearing at 7:00 p.m. on May 21, 2014, in the boardroom at Central Square, 222 E. 9th Street, Lockport, IL, for the purpose of hearing oral and written comments from the public concerning the tentative budget for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2014 and ending December 31, 2014 (also known as Fiscal Year 2014 Stub). All interested citizens, groups, and organizations are encouraged to attend and submit comments. A copy of the entire budget is available for public inspection from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays at City Hall, 222 E. 9th Street, Lockport, IL 60441 and on the City’s website at www.CityofLockport. net. (Published in The Herald-News May 12, 2014) adno=0234032


By HARUNA UMAR and MICHELLE FAUL The Associated Press

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Brigid Turner, a Jamaican national who lives in Brooklyn, holds a sign while chanting during a rally in front of the Nigerian consulate Saturday in New York. the increasingly deadly attacks of the Boko Haram terrorist network. Africa’s most populous nation of 170 million has almost equal numbers of Christians and Muslims. The Rev. Stephen Omale prayed at a church in Abuja, the Nigerian capital. “Wherever they are, God will bring them out in his own mercy, he will see that they are brought out safely, without harm and also that this act will bring an end to

all those who are perpetrating these acts,” he told congregants. Boko Haram claimed two bomb blasts that killed about 100 people and wounded more than 200 in the capital last month. Britain, Nigeria’s former colonizer, has said it hopes to help rescue the girls and to halt the 5-year-old Islamic uprising that has killed thousands of Muslims and Christians and has driven some

750,000 people from their homes. U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel cautioned that it is “going to be very difficult” to find the missing girls. In an interview with ABC’s “This Week” that aired Sunday, he said “ It’s a vast country... But we’re going to bring to bear every asset we can possibly use to help the Nigerian government.” The office of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said in a statement that the leader spoke with Nigeria’s president and told him: “We are ready to assist in locating the girls and fighting the brutal terrorism inflicted on you.” It did not elaborate on what kind of assistance Israel is offering. Israel has security relations with Nigeria as well as other African nations, including Kenya whom Israel helped with security advisers in the Nairobi mall attack. A Nigerian security expert warned that militants may have laid land mines to discourage any pursuit, and said strategists may be considering starving them out.

Insurgents say Ukraine region opts for sovereignty By PETER LEONARD The Associated Press DONETSK, Ukraine – Ninety percent of voters in a key industrial region in eastern Ukraine came out in favor of sovereignty Sunday, pro-Russian insurgents said in announcing preliminary results of a twin referendum that is certain to deepen the turmoil in the country. Roman Lyagin, election chief of the self-styled Donetsk People’s Republic, said around 75 percent of the Donetsk region’s 3 million or so eligible voters cast ballots, and the vast majority backed self-rule. With no international election monitors in place, it was all but impossible to verify the insurgents’ claims. The preliminary vote count was announced just two hours after the polls closed in an election conducted via paper ballots. A second referendum or-

ganized by pro-Russian separatists was held Sunday in eastern Ukraine’s industrial Luhansk region, but no immediate results were released. Ukraine’s central government and the West had condemned the balloting as a sham and a violation of international law, and they have accused Moscow of orchestrating the unrest in a possible attempt to grab another piece of the country weeks after the annexation of Crimea. The results of the two referendums could hasten the breakup of the country and worsen what is already the gravest crisis between the West and Russia since the end of the Cold War. Although the voting in the two regions with a combined population of 6.5 million appeared mostly peaceful, armed men identified as members of the Ukrainian national guard opened fire on a crowd outside

the town hall in Krasnoarmeisk, and an official with the region’s insurgents said people were killed. It was not clear how many. The bloodshed took place hours after dozens of armed men shut down the voting in the town. The shooting starkly demonstrated the hair-trigger tensions in the east, where pro-Russian separatists have seized government buildings and clashed with Ukrainian forces over the past month. Even before the results were announced, Ukraine’s Foreign Ministry called the twin referendums a “criminal farce.” The U.S. and other Western governments said they wouldn’t recognize the outcome. Earlier in the day, the head of the referendum organizers in Donetsk said the ultimate status of the region would be discussed later and would in-

clude the possibility of secession or annexation by Russia. “We are just saying to the world that we want changes, we want to be heard,” election commission head Roman Lyagin said. The violence in Krasnoarmeisk, about 30 kilometers (20 miles) from the regional capital, Donetsk, came hours after armed men, one of whom said they were from the national guard, put a stop to the voting and took control of town hall. In the evening, more armed men arrived in a van, and a scuffle broke out with people gathered around the building. Then the men fired shots. An Associated Press photographer who witnessed the shooting said two people lay motionless on the ground. Insurgent leader Denis Pushilin was quoted by the ITAR-Tass news agency as saying there were an unspecified number of deaths.

Over the past few weeks, the Ukrainian government and the West have accused Russia of trying to destabilize the country or create a pretext for another invasion. Russia – which annexed Ukraine’s Crimean Peninsula just days after voters there approved secession in a March referendum – has rejected the accusations. Russian President Vladimir Putin had asked the organizers of the latest referendums to delay the vote in an apparent attempt to ease the crisis. The insurgents refused. At one polling station at a school in Donetsk, turnout was brisk in the first hour of voting. All voting slips that could be seen in the clear ballot boxes showed that self-rule had been selected. Most opponents of sovereignty appeared likely to stay away from the polls rather than risk drawing attention to themselves.

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BAUCHI, Nigeria – One of the teenagers who escaped from Islamic extremists who abducted more than 300 schoolgirls says the kidnapping was “too terrifying for words,” and she is now scared to go back to school. Sarah Lawan, a 19-yearold science student, spoke Sunday as Nigerians prayed for the safety of the 276 students still held captive. Their prayers were joined by Pope Francis. “Let us all join in prayer for the immediate release of the schoolgirls kidnapped in Nigeria,” the Roman Catholic leader tweeted, using the trending #BringBackOurGirls. Lawan told The Associated Press that more of the girls could have escaped but that they were frightened by their captors’ threats to shoot them. She spoke in the local Hausa language in a phone interview from Chibok, her home and the site of the mass abduction in northeast Nigeria.

The failure to rescue those who remain captive four weeks later has attracted mounting national and international outrage. Last week, Nigeria was forced to accept international help in the search, after ignoring offers for weeks. More experts are expected in Nigeria to help rescue the girls, including U.S. hostage negotiators and others from Britain, France, China and Spain. “I am pained that my other colleagues could not summon the courage to run away with me,” Lawan said. “Now I cry each time I come across their parents and see how they weep when they see me.” Police say 53 students have escaped. Nigeria’s homegrown Boko Haram terrorist network is threatening to sell those who remain in captivity into slavery. In churches across the nation, Nigerians prayed for the girls, whose plight has brought together ordinary people in a year that had seen growing dissension between Muslims and Christians, disagreements exacerbated by

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AREA LEGISLATORS President Barack Obama The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW Washington, DC 20500 202-456-1414 Comment: 202-456-1111 Gov. Pat Quinn 207 Statehouse Springfield, IL 62706 800-642-3112

U.S. SENATORS Dick Durbin, D-Ill. 230 S. Dearborn, Suite 3892 Chicago, IL 60604 312-353-4952 711 Hart Senate Office Building Washington, DC 20510 202-224-2152 Mark Kirk, R-Ill. 230 S. Dearborn, Suite 3900 Chicago, IL 60604 312-886-3506 387 Russell Senate Office Building Washington, DC 20510 202-224-2854

U.S. REPRESENTATIVES

1797 W. State St., Suite A Geneva, IL 60134 630-232-7104 332 Cannon House Office Bldg. Washington, DC 20515 202-225-2976 Adam Kinzinger, R (16th District) 628 Columbus St., Suite 507 Ottawa, IL 61350 815-431-9271 1221 Longworth House Office Bldg. Washington D.C. 20515 202-225-3635

STATE SENATORS Napoleon Harris, D-Flossmoor (15th District) 369 E. 147th St., Unit H Harvey, IL 60426 708-893-0552 M-108 Capitol Bldg. Springfield, IL 62706 217-782-8066 Donne E. Trotter, D-Chicago (17th District) 8729 S. State St. Chicago, IL 60619 773-933-7715

Bobby L. Rush, D (1st District) 3235 147th St. Midlothian, IL 60445 708-385-9550

627 Capitol Bldg. Springfield, IL 62706 217-782-3201

2268 Rayburn House Office Bldg. Washington, DC 20515 202-225-4372

Michael E. Hastings, D-Orland Park (19th District) 813 School Road Matteson, IL 60443 708-283-4125

Robin Kelly, D (2nd District) 600 Holiday Plaza Dr., Suite 505 Matteson, IL 60445 708-679-0078 2419 Rayburn House Office Bldg. Washington, DC 20515 202-225-0773 Daniel William Lipinski, D (3rd District) Central Square Bldg. 222 E. 9th St., 109 Lockport, IL 60441 815-838-1990 1717 Longworth House Office Bldg. Washington, DC 20515 202-225-5701 Bill Foster, D (11th District) 195 Springfield Ave., Suite 102 Joliet, IL 60435 815-280-5876 1224 Longworth House Office Bldg. Washington, DC 20515 202-225-3515 Randy M. Hultgren, R (14th District)

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307A Capitol Bldg. Springfield, IL 62706 217-782-9595 Michael G. Connelly, R-Naperville (21st District) 1725 S. Naperville Road, Suite 200 Wheaton, IL 60189 630-682-8101 M103E State Capitol Bldg. Springfield, IL 62706 217-782-8192

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ANOTHER VIEW

We should strive to support religious liberty Reasonable people can disagree vehemently on the meaning of the First Amendment, as demonstrated by the 5-to-4 margin of Monday’s Supreme Court ruling on prayer. The court ruled that the First Amendment permits even a Christian prayer at the start of a government board meeting, as long as there is no attempt to proselytize or pressure citizens to go along. That seems a reasonable interpretation of what the First Amendment actually says. The amendment does not permit the federal government to prohibit the free exercise of religion by Americans, nor does it permit the government to establish a religion. Does a voluntary prayer before a meeting – something with a long tradition in America – establish a state religion and force others to practice that religion? Only by the most extreme interpretation. In the real world, people are perfectly free to ignore the prayer, leave the room or petition their elected representatives to alter or drop the prayer. They may safely join

any religious group they wish, or decline to believe altogether. The First Amendment, in short, is a bulwark of liberty, protecting the right of people to express religious ideas even in public settings. But this guarantee of freedom does not preclude citizens from showing respect for diverse beliefs. Those who seek God’s blessings at the start of government meetings may do so in a non-sectarian manner, striving not to exclude or offend any believers. Or they may eschew any prayer at all. Those approaches would be our strong preference to a sectarian prayer, which can hurt people’s feelings and sow divisions. In her dissent, Justice Elena Kagan cited George Washington’s famous 1790 letter to Newport’s Touro Synagogue, in which he embraced America’s support for religious liberty. Quoting the Bible’s Old Testament, Washington wrote: “every one shall sit in safety under his own vine and figtree, and there shall be none to make him afraid.” He added: “For happily the Government of the

United States gives to bigotry no sanction, to persecution no assistance, requires only that they who live under its protection should demean themselves as good citizens, in giving it on all occasions their effectual support.” It seems clear, although, that neither Washington nor the other Founders regarded public prayers as giving sanction to bigotry and assistance to persecution. Indeed, in his role as president, Washington issued a proclamation calling for a national day of prayer and fasting in service to “that great and glorious Being who is the beneficent author of all the good that was, that is, or that will be.” While America is markedly more diverse and secular than it was in Washington’s day, we should strive to emulate his support for religious liberty, and to give no sanction to bigotry. Surely, as free people of good will, we can do that without eradicating the freedom to express religious ideas and without banishing prayer from public life.

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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Chair of Concerned Citizens of Joliet

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To the Editor: The battle may already be lost against Asian carp entering the Lake Michigan. DNA has been detected in Lake Michigan. Eggs can be

transported on boats, bird feathers and feet, or fish swimming through a drop in the electric current. Who is to say the lake habitat is as hospitable as the Illinois and Des Plaines river for the jumping silver carp? The water is much clearer

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BATTLE MAY BE LOST AGAINST ASIAN CARP

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Jim Durkin, R-Western Springs (82nd District) 915 55th St., Suite 202 Western Springs, IL 60558 708-246-1104 632 Capitol Bldg. Springfield, IL 62706 217-782-0494 Stephanie A. Kifowit, D-Oswego (84th District) 1677 Montgomery Road, Suite 116 Aurora, IL 60504 630-585-1308 200-3S Stratton Office Bldg. Springfield, IL 62706 217-782-8028 Emily McAsey, D-Romeoville (85th District) 209 W. Romeo Road Romeoville, IL 60446

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To the Editor: Fair representation in an eight-district plan is overdue. Our current system of five districts and three at-large is simply not equitable, nor just. Six council people live within a four square mile area (Joliet is 62.77 square miles). Currently, District 2 has three council members living within it; District 3 has two council members living within it and the mayor (a voting position) living within it. This over-representation definitely does not lead to an equitable distribution of resources or attention to citizen issues. Currently the five city districts have approximately 30,000 living in each. Under our plan

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and cleaner in Lake Michigan without the muddy organic sediment of the river making feeding much more difficult, plus there are a whole different set of predators in the lake, such as lake trout and salmon. Actually in the far east and orient carp are considered good food and can also be used as fertilizer. Closing the Sanitary and Ship Canal would create an impediment to navigation and stopping the limited flow of Lake Michigan down the canal would inhibit the disposal of treated sewage. Sincerely,

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JOLIET DISTRICTS SHOULD BE DIVIDED DIFFERENTLY

for eight districts, only 18,000 constituents will live in each. This lower number will help the city council representative be more responsible, visible and approachable to his/her constituents district needs. We are passing along a petition asking our fellow Joliet citizens to sign. With enough signatures we can place this important issue on the Nov. 4, 2014, ballot. We need your help, by signing the petition. The petitions are going to be available at Sacred Heart Church 337 S. Ottawa St., in Joliet. Or email concernedcitizensofjoliet@gmail.com for information. Thank you for your support.


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WHERE HE BELONGS After taking a year off, catcher leading the way for JJC / 21

Joliet Junior College’s TJ Condon watches as a long hit ball goes foul during the second inning of a game Saturday against the College of DuPage at Joliet Junior College. Lathan Goumas – lgoumas@shawmedia.com

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JOLIET JUNIOR COLLEGE BASEBALL

JJC catcher continuing to hit, enjoy game By DICK GOSS dgoss@shawmedia.com

• Monday, May 12, 2014

JOLIET – TJ Condon admits he was not doing well in school. That’s why he did not play baseball last spring at Joliet Junior College. Now the 2012 Minooka graduate has turned the page. If things break right for JJC the rest of the season, if the Wolves earn a trip to the NJCAA Division II World Series and have some success there, Condon could be in the discussion for Division III Player of the Year. The freshman catcher is enjoying that kind of season. The Wolves won the weekend’s three-team, double-elimination sectional event to advance to next weekend’s best-of-three Region IV sectional championship series at Schaumburg, Condon went 5 for 12, knocked in four runs and is hitting .438 with an .486 on-base percentage and a slugging percentage hovering around .700. Many of the other Wolves, including Condon’s Minooka teammates Nick Fleischauer and Tyler Thorson, are sporting batting averages that are nearly as high. And several are close in the race to lead the team in on-base percentage. But Condon, with 14 doubles, seven triples and three home runs among 64 hits, is the ring leader in terms of slugging. Any time you slug .700 and throw an OPS of nearly 1.200 on the resume, to go with 44 RBIs, it does not go unnoticed.

“TJ is one of those kids who just goes out and plays,” Fleischauer said. “He is a pure athlete and a great kid. He has always been a leader. It was that way at Minooka.” “After I took the year off when I wasn’t doing well in school, I worked hard all summer,” Condon said, offering an explanation for this spring’s success. “Our coaches work real well with us. We work our butts off, and it’s paying off.” Indeed, JJC (39-17) has been winning consistently since returning from the season-opening southern trip. The Wolves haven’t always looked pretty, but the offense has been there consistently. “We have a lineup where there is always somebody getting hot,” Condon said. JJC coach Wayne King said the combination of Colton Trager and Condon, in the 4-5 spots in the lineup, have done a yeoman’s job all season. “TJ is hungry, that’s the big thing about him,” King said. “He messed up in the classroom, and he worked his butt off to get back where he is. He was very disappointed he couldn’t play last year.” Condon, Fleischauer, Thorson, Alex Bebar, Steve Wittkamp and starting pitchers Josh Jiminez and Kevin Ruff all were members of the Minooka team that finished fourth in the 2012 Class 4A state tournament at Silver Cross Field. “All my Minooka guys being here, that gives me

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Joliet Junior College’s T.J. Condon warms up a pitcher before game against Saturday the College of DuPage at Joliet Junior College.

“We have a lineup where there is always somebody getting hot.” TJ Condon Joliet Junior College catcher more of a connection,” Condon said. “It’s fun to catch [Jiminez and Ruff].” Of course, saying Condon is having fun with the game is an understatement. In Saturday’s 6-5 sectional escape over DuPage, he led off the bottom of the eighth inning with a double and

went belly-flopping around the bases to score the tying run. The first flop came on the head-first slide into second as he legged out a double, beating the throw on a close play. Then when Fleischauer singled up the middle, Condon went headlong into the dust at third base while the ball was in center field. He finally scrambled to his feet and headed home, scoring with another head-first dive. It appeared Condon approached third base thinking Fleischauer’s ground ball had been fielded by a middle

infielder. But that was not the case. “When I was getting to third base, I tripped and was sort of falling. I didn’t want to just fall, so I made it look like I was sliding in,” Condon said with a smile. “Then when I ran for home, [Ron Sessler, the next batter] told me to get down, so I did. I could have stayed up and scored, but I did what he said.” It was a fun play, the type that seems to involve Condon. He is back where he feels he belongs, making things happen on the diamond.

Fleischauer, Joliet Junior College baseball belt Rock Valley SUBMITTED REPORTS JOLIET – It was Mother’s Day weekend, and Nick Fleischauer gave his mom the perfect present. The Minooka graduate completed a huge weekend Sunday as he slugged a grand slam, triple and double, and drove in six runs to lead Jo-

liet Junior College to a 15-1 win over Rock Valley in the title game of the three-team Region IV Division III Sectional at Wayne King Field. The top-seeded Wolves (39-17) advance to next weekend’s best-of-three sectional championship series against No. 3 Waubonsee, which JJC beat twice in the regular sea-

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After year off, Condon back with a vengeance

son. Waubonsee edged No. 2 Harper, 4-3, in the final of that sectional series. The championship series will be played beginning Friday night at Boomer Stadium in Schaumburg, with the winner advancing to the Division III World Series at Tyler, Texas. Waubonsee finished third

last year, and JJC won the 2012 national title. Fleischauer finished 9 for 12 with 10 RBIs in the Wolves’ three weekend victories. His slam went the other way, as his drive hit right-field foul pole at the 275-foot sign, TJ Condon (Minooka) chipped in three hits and three RBIs and Alex Bebar

(Minooka) doubled in a 16-hit attack. Rock Valley scored a first-inning unearned run off Kevin Ruff (Minooka), who has been pitching well of late. He settled in and allowed five hits over seven innings, striking out five. Matt DeGraw (Lockport) finished with two shutout innings.


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AREA SPORTS SCHEDULE

AREA ROUNDUP

MONDAY’S EVENTS Baseball Lincoln-Way Central at Thornwood, 4:30 p.m. Joliet Catholic Academy at Nazareth Academy, 4:30 p.m. Mount Carmel at Providence Catholic, 4:30 p.m. Joliet West at Homewood-Flossmoor, 4:30 p.m. Lockport at Sandburg, 4:30 p.m. Lincoln-Way North at Lincoln-Way West, 4:30 p.m. Lincoln-Way East at Joliet Central, 4:30 p.m. Stagg at Bolingbrook, 4:30 p.m. Kaneland at Morris, 4:30 p.m. Plano at Coal City, 4:30 p.m. Manteno at Reed-Custer, 4:30 p.m. Seneca at Sandwich, 4:30 p.m. Tri-Point at Gardner-South Wilmington, 4:30 p.m. Dwight at Peotone, 4:30 p.m. Boys Tennis Romeoville at Lisle, 4 p.m. Providence Catholic at Lincoln-Way West, 4 p.m. Plainfield Central at West Chicago, 4:30 p.m. Geneva at Plainfield North, 4:30 p.m. Joliet Catholic Academy at Lockport, 4:30 p.m. Bolingbrook at Hinsdale South, 4:30 p.m. Streator at Coal City, 4:30 p.m. Boys Volleyball Bolingbrook at Proviso West, 5:30 p.m. Girls Soccer Joliet Catholic Academy at Yorkville, 4:30 p.m. Plainfield North at Naperville North, 4:30 p.m. Minooka at East Aurora, 6:30 p.m. Girls Track Dwight, Seneca, Providence Catholic at Coal City Black Diamond Invitational, 4 p.m. Softball Lincoln-Way Central at Bradley-Bourbonnais, 4:30 p.m. Joliet Catholic Academy at Providence Catholic 4:30 p.m. Lemont at Plainfield North, 4:30 p.m. Joliet West at Lockport, 4:30 p.m. Thornridge at Lincoln-Way West, 4:30 p.m. Bolingbrook at Joliet Central, 4:30 p.m. Plano at Coal City, 4:30 p.m. Manteno at Reed-Custer, 4:30 p.m. Seneca at Sandwich, 4:30 p.m. Tri-Point at GSW, 4:30 p.m. Dwight at Peotone, 4:30 p.m. Sandburg at Lincoln-Way East, 6:30 p.m.

Lemont cruises in showdown vs. Plainfield N. STAFF REPORTS LEMONT – With Lemont and Plainfield South owning a combined 44-4 record entering Saturday’s showdown, the expectation would be that of a close game. Lemont had other thoughts. Bolstered by an eight-run fourth inning, the Indians (23-1) made quick work of the Tigers (22-4), winning 13-1 in five innings. Lemont’s fourth consisted of a solo home run by Nick Wisz, an RBI double by Mike Wisz, RBI singles by Mike Gralla, Danny Dowlarz and Ryan Folliard and a two-run double by Nick Wisz. That was more than enough cushion for LSUbound Jake Latz, who held Plainfield North to three hits and a walk while striking out six. Josh Garner had a double for one of the three Tiger hits.

PREP BASEBALL Mount Carmel 8, Providence Catholic 6: Dylan Rosa hit a two-run homer for the Celtics (16-11, 7-6 Chicago Catholic League Blue), while Phil Kunza had a double and two RBIs. Herscher 6, Coal City 3: Losing pitcher Nate Chapman had two hits for the Coalers (11-13, 6-7 Interstate Eight),

while Brad Littleton had a pair of RBIs.

Elk Grove 5, Plainfield East 4: Jordan Dobyne had two RBIs to lead Plainfield East (11-141).

Edwardsville 3, Lockport 0: Cole Bellair was strong on the mound for Lockport (12-13) and pitched six innings, scattering five hits and striking out four. Jeremy Quade went 2 for 3 to lead the offense.

BOYS TRACK & FIELD Conant ABC Invitational: Minooka won the 11-team event for the fourth straight year. The Indians swept the pole vault, as Ryan Pullara (A, 13-6), Brennan Loughran (B, 11-0) and Marcus Hayden (C, 12-0) all won. Minooka also swept the 400-meter, with Chris Wilson (A, 49.37 seconds), Kyle Shelton (B, 52.85) and Matt Szymel (C, 53.11) all crossing the line first. Minooka’s Shabari Bailey (A, 14.68) and Bobby Kaluza (B, 15.17) each won the 110 hurdles. Minooka also took first in all of the relays. The 4x800 relay of Justin Wolz, Chris Drey, Michael Bozue and Matt Sak won in 8:21.28, while the 4x100 team of Devin Ingram, Chris Hopkins, Mitch Miller and Wilson won in 42.49. The 4x200 team of Miller, Victor Turpin,

Matt Dlugopolski and Wilson won in 1:29.61 and the 4x400 team of Shelton, Kyle Brown, Szymel and Wilson won in 3:24.24.

a home run and two RBIs for the Knights, while Bree Schultz (home run) and Jackie Farbak each had two hits. Melanie Bakotic struck out 10.

PREP SOFTBALL Joliet Central 6, Dwight 1:

New Trier 15, Lincoln-Way Central 8: Nicole Rote was 2

Jaelyn Tate was 4 for 4 with two doubles and three RBIs to lead the Steelmen (5-15). Taelor Martin was 2 for 3, while Myrnda Campos had an RBI. Winning pitcher Hannah Gawenda struck out eight.

for 3 with a triple and four RBIs, while Hannah Hosty was 2 for 4 with an RBI for Central (14-12).

LaSalle-Peru 6, Joliet West 5:

liet West, senior Synthia Garcia scored the Tigers’ lone goal in the second half with 40 seconds left.

Kylie Robb went 3 for 4 with an RBI to lead the Tigers (216).

Providence Catholic 6-11, Carmel 0-5: Kendal Judge threw a no-hitter in the opener, striking out the first 13 hitters she faced. She finished with 18 strikeouts. She also had three hits of her own, including a double. Jessica Cothern had two hits and two RBIs. In the second game, Providence (15-10, 9-5) got three hits, including two home runs, and four RBIs from Courtney Pych, while Cothern (two doubles) had four hits. Maeve Garvey and Nicole Krockey each homered for the Celtics.

Downers Grove North 6, Lincoln-Way Central 4: Colleen McLaughlin was 3 for 4 with

GIRLS SOCCER Lincoln-Way North 3, Joliet West 1: On Senior Day at Jo-

COLLEGE BASEBALL USF to open tourney in Georgia: University of St. Francis will travel to Lawrenceville, Georgia, for the 2014 NAIA Baseball Championship Opening Round beginning Monday. USF (36-20) will open play in the five-team double-elimination tournament against Westmont College (38-17) Monday at 10 a.m. If USF wins Monday afternoon, it will take on Georgia Gwinnett at 5 p.m. If the Saints lose Monday afternoon, they will return to action Tuesday at 10 a.m. against either Southeastern or William Woods.

Muldowney grand marshal for NHRA event in June SUBMITTED REPORTS JOLIET – Route 66 Raceway has announced Shirley Muldowney as the grand marshal of the O’Reilly Auto Parts Route 66 NHRA Nationals presented by Super Start Batteries scheduled June 26 to 29 at Route 66 Raceway. Muldowney will appear throughout the four-day weekend at various autograph sessions and championship Sunday’s pre-race ceremonies and track walk. Named the fifth-best driver in sport history by the NHRA in 2001, Muldowney made a career of outclassing most of the men in her field with 18 NHRA national event wins.

The first came in 1976, which was the first victory by a woman at a NHRA national event. The ascent to legendary status continued when she won the 1977 Top Fuel world championship, becoming the first woman in history to claim drag racing’s elite crown. She won the same title in 1980, making her the first driver, male or female, to capture the championship twice in a career. Muldowney also won the AHRA championship in 1981, and followed that with her third Top Fuel world championship crown in 1982, while simultaneously being awarded the Top Fuel Driver of the

Year for the second consecutive season. Her career also featured its share of adversity, including a near-fatal 1984 crash that could have ended her career. A tire failure caused a crash at more than 250 mph, resulting in a myriad of injuries, including severely broken legs. After several months of grueling rehab just to begin to walk, Muldowney was back in a dragster and earning 1986’s “Comeback Driver of the Year” award. As a member of both the Michigan Sports Hall of Fame and the Don Garlits International Drag Racing Hall of Fame, Muldowney is wide-

ly recognized as one of the sport’s true pioneers. With female drivers currently only one win shy of 100 in National events, they can thank Muldowney and her 18 wins for laying the foundation. Tickets to the O’Reilly Auto Parts Route 66 NHRA Nationals, including new tailgating parking on the north side of the track, are on sale. Every ticket is a pit pass, and fans can buy tickets online at www.Route66Raceway.com, by calling 888-629RACE, through the Route 66 Raceway mobile app or by visiting the Route 66 Raceway administrative office 8:30-5 p.m. Monday through Friday.


Minooka journalist accompanies veterans to professional sporting events during April VIEWS Dick Goss

• Monday, May 12, 2014

Baseball fans grow up dreaming about seeing a game in every major league ballpark. The month of April 2014 is one 23-year-old Tommy Stokke of Minooka never will forget. Stokke, a Minooka High School graduate and a former sports correspondent for The Herald-News, works for FanRag Sports as the lead writer on fanrag.com. FanRag representatives met in the preseason with a company in the Chicago area that arranges for veterans to attend professional sporting events, and the trip was on. Stokke’s mission was to write his impressions of the games he witnessed on fanrag.com. He saw 32 games in 30 days, including some important NBA and NHL games. And with much of the travel confined to what he referred to as the Greyhound Hotel, he saw things outside the arenas, as well. “You see all that stuff in bus stations ... I don’t care if I don’t see a bus station again,” he said. Stokke flew to Dallas, Boston, Seattle and Oakland at various junctures. Otherwise, it was the good ol’ Greyhound. Each stop included meeting with veterans and accompanying them to the events. “Many of them have PTSD, some are amputees, some were burned, about 90 percent were wounded,” Stokke said. “Some may not have been wounded but were longtime members of the military. “There were over 100 veterans and Gold Star families that we accompanied to games. Hearing their stories puts everything in perspective. When someone tells you going to an Orioles game is the best day of his life, it gets you.”

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Tommy Stokke, 23, of Minooka holds some of the game tickets from his journey around the United States. He accompanied veterans and saw 32 games in 30 days. The itinerary began April 1 with a flight to Dallas for Rangers and Astros games and an Oklahoma City Thunder game. Then to Boston for a Celtics game, followed the next day by a doubleheader of Bruins and Red Sox contests. New York offered a Mets game, a doubleheader day with the Yankees and Devils, and a Rangers game. The Nationals, Wizards and Capitals all played in Washington when Stokke was there. Next, an Orioles game in Baltimore, 76ers, Flyers and Phillies games in Philadelphia, and then it was back to Boston for a highlight of the trip. “It was the anniversary of Boston bombings,” Stokke said. “It was the Celtics’ last game, and they honored the victims of the bombings on the court. “To actually hear them

tell their stories was touching. The veterans said they signed up for the military and knew what they were getting into. But these people in Boston didn’t sign up for anything.” Next up was a Pirates game in Pittsburgh, Indians in Cleveland, Tigers in Detroit and then to Chicago for the Cubs twice – Stokke is a huge Cubs fan – and the Bulls once. Then it was a plane to Seattle for the Mariners, a flight to Oakland for two games, plus a Golden State vs. L.A. Clippers playoff game, the Giants in San Francisco and it was on to Los Angeles for two Dodgers games, an Angels game and the Clippers’ first home game following the ban of owner Donald Sterling. A Diamondbacks game in Phoenix wrapped things up. On April 30, it was time to fly home.

Stokke said his favorite venue was Yankee Stadium. “The tradition and history is right there,” he said. “You can feel it. We toured Memorial Park and the museum at Yankee Stadium, and it was special. It’s one of the only stadiums where you can look at all the greats.” As for NBA arenas, he said he especially enjoyed the Thunder vs. San Antonio Spurs game. “The atmosphere was the best there,” he said. “The game had a playoff feel.” He returned home with a new appreciation for hockey. “There may not be a better moment in sport than when a goal is scored and you see it live,” he said. “The celebration after a goal may be the best, probably better than a home run or a big dunk.” Stokke is a regular on Steve Brandy’s “Brando’s

Garage” show on WJOL Radio, which airs from 9 to 10 a.m. Wednesday. He is on to talk sports for the final 15 minutes. And, he continues to write for fanrag.com. Yet the time was right for this type of experience. “I’m 23,” he said. “I feel it’s the perfect age to do this. I was in a spot where I could afford to take out that month. Most people can’t. “We’re talking about doing it again sometime, but there’s nothing definite. Baseball games in April can be cold, not as many fans are there and it’s hard to get the real good experience in the cold. “So maybe if we did it later in the season...”

• Joliet Herald-News sports editor Dick Goss can be reached at dgoss@ shawmedia.com.


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Lynch among 9 rookies to sign with Bears By ARTHUR ARKUSH

Lynch will add sizzle to Bears’ summer VIEWS Tom Musick

aarkush@chicagofootball.com The Bears on Sunday confirmed the signings of nine undrafted rookies, including Northern Illinois quarterback and Heisman finalist Jordan Lynch. The Bears also signed Louisville defensive tackle Brandon Dunn, Wisconsin guard Ryan Groy, TCU guard James Dunbar, Alabama linebacker Tana Patrick, Florida State linebacker Christian Jones, East Carolina defensive tackle Lee Pegues, Temple offensive tackle Cody Booth, and South Florida linebacker Devekeyan Lattimore. Lynch is listed as a running back on the team’s news release. After foregoing adding a linebacker during the draft, the Bears signed three, including Jones, widely considered one of the best prospects to go undrafted. NFL.com projected him as a second-to-third-round prospect. He is an athletic, 4-3 outside linebacker who had 56 tackles last year for the national champions. Groy was a third-to-fourthround prospect who played in a Wisconsin-record 54 games in his career, starting all 13 games at left guard last season. General manager Phil Emery couldn’t get into specifics on undrafted players who had yet to sign as of his post-draft news conference Saturday night, but he said there was a lot of talent left from one of the deeper draft classes in recent memory. “[There] definitely still were a lot of quality players left on the board,” Emery said. “We spent a lot of time between the fourth round – that second fourth-round pick and before the sixth – reworking the board. And then as soon as our second sixth-[round] pick was done – because there were a lot of picks between that one and the seventh – reorganizing ourselves and making sure we were on the right players post draft.” The Bears are at their maximum roster limit of 90 players. Their eight draft picks and nine undrafted free agents will meet for a rookie mini-camp at Halas Hall beginning Friday.

LAKE FOREST – The Bears had made all eight of their draft picks. The annual title of Mr. Irrelevant – given to the last player selected in the final round at No. 256 overall – had gone to some safety from Memphis. And then it happened. “BEARDOWN!!!” The all-caps scream came from Jordan Lynch’s Twitter account. All of us knew what it meant. It meant this summer just got a lot more interesting. It meant that training camp practices on August afternoons in Bourbonnais just became must-see sports theater. It meant that Northern Illinois’ star quarterback was going to the Bears as an undrafted free agent to compete for a coveted spot on the 53-man roster. What say you, Bears general manager Phil Emery? “We’re not allowed to comment until they’re signed,” Emery said with a smile when he was asked about Lynch’s happy tweet. “So I’ll just say that Jordan had a really good visit here, and he expressed a strong desire to be a Chicago Bear.” And …? “We both let each other know that if things didn’t work out in the draft and he was still there,” Emery said, “we would love for him to be here.” OK, got it. Some final paperwork has to be completed, but Lynch is headed to play for his hometown team. Expect the Bears to announce a full list of undrafted free agents Sunday once all of the agreements have been finalized. Now, for the fun stuff. What position is Lynch going to play, anyway? “I think he’s a really fine runner,” Emery said

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Northern Illinois quarterback Jordan Lynch and safety Jimmie Ward shake hands after winning, 30-27, over Iowa on Aug. 31 at Kinnick Stadium in Iowa City, Iowa. Lynch was picked up as an undrafted free agent by the Bears this past weekend. when asked about Lynch’s attributes. “I think the fact he can throw and throw with accuracy in a short area is good, too. I think you want as many athletes who can do as many things as possible, and he certainly presents options that way. “But the thing that I was really impressed with – I saw him live against Western Michigan. I think he reset his [rushing] record that night, I think about 320, 326 yards, just his skill as a runner. “He’s got a great set of eyes. He’s very instinctive, especially for a quarterback between the tackles. He knows where to find the soft spots and take that little sidestep and keep grinding forward and keep moving forward while he’s making his moves. He’s got really good contact balance. He doesn’t go down easy. “I like all those things.” Clearly, Emery is a big

fan of Lynch. He could have mumbled a boring answer about how Lynch was a productive player, but he went into deep, specific, glowing detail. It turns out that Emery was about 3 feet from the pin with his recollection of Lynch’s monster game Nov. 26 against Western Michigan. Lynch rushed for 321 yards that night, breaking the record of 316 yards that he had set against Central Michigan. Yes, the Bears have a franchise quarterback named Jay Cutler. Yes, the Bears have a veteran backup in Jordan Palmer and a rookie prospect in David Fales. But Lynch is dynamic, and Bears coach Marc Trestman is creative. Could Lynch find a spot on the Bears’ roster as a running back-slash-passing threat? It’s absolutely worth a shot.

Trestman said he was eager for next week’s rookie mini-camp, where all of the team’s new players will hit the practice fields and start their professional careers. Rookie mini-camp starts Friday and continues through Sunday. “I’m excited for them to meet their teammates, as well, because we have a great locker room here, guys that I think are going to be welcomed,” Trestman said. “We’ve got a lot of great mentors in the locker room that are going to help these guys move along very quickly. I know the coaches are excited to get together with them as well.” Everyone is excited. Or, as Lynch would say: BEARDOWN!!!

• Shaw Media sports columnist Tom Musick can be reached at tmusick@ shawmedia.com and on Twitter @tcmusick.


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By CHARLES ODUM The Associated Press ATLANTA – Three straight losses to Atlanta provided more evidence of the improvement needed from the weak-hitting Cubs. The Cubs had 14 strikeouts and came up empty too often in key situations in its 5-2 loss to the Atlanta Braves on Sunday. The Cubs began the day in the National League’s bottom three in hitting and runs scored. Chicago was held to four runs as the Braves swept the three-game series. On Sunday, Cubs hitters were 1 for 8 with runners in scoring position and left eight runners on base. Manager Rick Renteria said hitting coaches Bill Mueller and Mike Brumley are trying to change the way their hitters approach different situations, including atbats with runners in scoring position. “That’s something that’s ongoing,” Renteria said. “I think that all the guys are,

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Cubs’ Chris Coghlan loses his bat as he bats in fifth inning of Sunday’s game against the Braves in Atlanta. hopefully, learning from all these experiences, because we’ve got to take something away that will help us down the road. We’ve got to keep plugging ... do a better job of understanding the situation, not getting ourselves too excited.” Ryan Kalish, Chris Coghlan and Wellington Castillo each had two strikeouts against Aaron Harang (4-3). Among NL teams, only the Marlins have more strikeouts than the Cubs’ 341.

“They have a young, aggressive team over there and I think I was able to take a little advantage of that, knowing how aggressive they are,” Harang said. The Cubs, last in the NL Central, have dropped seven of eight. Harang pitched six strong innings and was backed by home runs from Evan Gattis and Jason Heyward. Cubs’ Edwin Jackson (2-3) allowed three runs on six hits and two walks in six innings.

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Danica Patrick surprise of Kansas with career-best run By DAN GELSTON The Associated Press KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Danica Patrick added another May moment to cherish. “Chicks rule, huh?” crew chief Tony Gibson playfully told her at Kansas. She may not have totally ruled, but she put on a performance that recalled her better ones at the Indianapolis 500. Patrick showed that she can be a serious driver who can craft a complete weekend and contend for a top-five finish. Patrick was the surprise of Saturday night with her seventh-place finish at Kansas Speedway, the best of her Cup career.

Stewart-Haas Racing boss and teammate Tony Stewart, Gibson, and her parents were among the throng of well-wishers in the garage that made it a celebratory scene straight out of her dazzling Daytona 500 to kick off 2013. “I’ve always believed in myself and with the right situation, a good car, that I can do it,” she said. She easily had her best weekend of the season, spending most of the race inside the top 10, and brought a needed jolt of electricity in a race during which the lights went out on the backstretch, passing teammate Stewart and Dale Earnhardt Jr. to move into third with 95 laps left.

She also passed six-time champion Jimmie Johnson on a late restart, adding him to the collection of heavy hitters left in the rearview mirror. “The most rewarding part of my night was probably when I drove around the outside of the No. 48 on a restart,” he said. “That was probably my most rewarding thing of the night. I say that with all the respect in the world. It’s a big deal because he is Jimmie Johnson.” Patrick hadn’t finished better this season than 14th at Fontana and her lone top-10 in the Cup series was eighth in the 2013 Daytona 500. She won a pole at Kansas in IndyCar in 2005.

Patrick qualified ninth for her second straight top-10 start, and SHR teammate Kevin Harvick said a little 15-minute pep talk may have spurred her to another solid qualifying run. “She just basically needed to quit thinking about it and smash the gas,” he said. “That’s what she said. She’s done a great job in trying to take in all the information.” She has the support system and even the car necessary to finish better than in the back of the pack. Patrick wants to reward their faith in her. “It’s really cool when you have teammates that are unconditional like that, that want to help you,” she said. “And

when everyone is better and we all get better, it pumps the team up and everybody wants it even more. “I guarantee you we’re going work even harder now. It’s not just sitting back. We’re going to work harder because we love where we’re at, and this is what we work for. When you taste it, you don’t want to let it go.” Patrick’s finish came out of nowhere because there was little to indicate she was building toward any kind of breakthrough. She hadn’t finished better than 22nd in any of her last five races and a brief flirtation with the lead at Talladega ended after she bumped Brad Keselowski.

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CHICAGO – White Sox manager Robin Ventura made it pretty clear how he felt after their 5-1 loss Sunday to the Arizona Diamondbacks. He was happy with starter Hector Noesi’s effort. The rest he’d rather forget. “[Noesi] threw well but it was pretty uninspired by us all the way through,” Ventura said. “It started from the first play of the game and continued on and it stunk, pretty much the whole thing. Hector pitched a heck of a game to at least give us a chance, everything else stunk.” Noesi (0-3) was indeed solid but needed more help, going six innings and allowing three runs and eight hits while throwing 117 pitches. The Sox were limited to just four hits – two against Arizona’s Chase Anderson (1-0) in his big league debut. Noesi also fell behind 1-0 in the first thanks in part to shaky defense. Gerardo Parra led off the game with what appeared to

be a routine fly to center, but Alejandro De Aza misjudged it and stumbled before missing the ball, allowing Parra to get to third on what was ruled a triple. Martin Prado’s sharp single to right then drove in Parra to give the Diamondbacks an early lead. “I don’t know. They were just flat, couldn’t get anything going,” Ventura said. “Something is going to happen. I don’t know what yet, but something.” Besides Moises Sierra’s solo homer in the sixth, not much happened for the White Sox. Anderson at one point retired 12 straight batters. “I don’t think it’s lack of effort. We did seem a little, I guess, lethargic could be the word. I couldn’t tell, I really don’t know,” catcher Tyler Flowers said. “[Anderson] did a good job shutting us down. I guess next time we need to pick up a little more rah-rah or something; that ought to keep everybody motivated and going. “But again, we didn’t quit on that game or anything. That guy did better than we did.”

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NBA PLAYOFFS SECOND ROUND (Best-of-7, x-if necessary) Sunday L.A. Clippers 101, Oklahoma City 99, series tied 2-2 Indiana 95, Washington 92, Indiana leads series 3-1 Monday, May 12 Miami at Brooklyn, 7 p.m. San Antonio at Portland, 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 13 Washington at Indiana, 6 p.m. L.A. Clippers at Oklahoma City, 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 14 Brooklyn at Miami, TBD x-Portland at San Antonio, TBD Thursday, May 15 x-Indiana at Washington, TBD x-Oklahoma City at L.A. Clippers, TBD Friday, May 16 x-Miami at Brooklyn, TBD x-San Antonio at Portland, TBD Sunday, May 18 x-Washington at Indiana, TBD x-L.A. Clippers at Oklahoma City, TBD x-Brooklyn at Miami, TBD Monday, May 19 x-Portland at San Antonio, TBD Thursday’s Results Miami 94, Brooklyn 82 San Antonio 114 Portland 97 Friday Results Indiana 85, Washington 63 Oklahoma City 118, L.A. Clippers 112 Saturday Results Brooklyn 104, Miami 90, Miami leads series 2-1 San Antonio 118, Portland 103, San

PLAYOFFS SECOND ROUND (Best-of-7, x-if necessary) Sunday, May 11 Blackhawks 2,Minnesota 1, Blackhawks lead series 3-2 N.Y. Rangers 3, Pittsburgh 1, series tied 3-3 Monday, May 12 Boston at Montreal, 6:30 p.m. Los Angeles at Anaheim, 9 p.m. Tuesday, May 13 Blackhawks at Minnesota, 8 p.m. x-N.Y. Rangers at Pittsburgh, 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 14 Anaheim at Los Angeles, TBD x-Montreal at Boston, TBD Thursday, May 15 x-Minnesota at Blackhawks, TBD Friday, May 16 x-Los Angeles at Anaheim, TBD Thursday’s Results Boston 1, Montreal 0 (OT) Anaheim 3, Los Angeles 2 Friday’s Results Minnesota 4, Blackhawks 2 N.Y. Rangers 5, Pittsburgh 1 Saturday’s Results Boston 4, Montreal 2, Boston leads series 3-2 Anaheim 2, Los Angeles 0, series tied 2-2

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MLB American League CENTRAL DIVISION W L Pct GB Detroit 21 12 .636 — White Sox 19 20 .487 5 Kansas City 18 19 .486 5 Cleveland 18 20 .474 5½ Minnesota 17 19 .472 5½ EAST DIVISON W L Pct GB Baltimore 20 15 .571 — New York 19 17 .528 1½ Boston 19 18 .514 2 Toronto 18 20 .474 3½ Tampa Bay 16 22 .421 5½ WEST DIVISION W L Pct GB Oakland 23 15 .605 — Los Angeles 19 17 .528 3 Seattle 19 18 .514 3½ Texas 19 19 .500 4 Houston 12 26 .316 11 Sunday’s Games Arizona 5, White Sox 1 L.A. Angels 9, Toronto 3 Minnesota 4, Detroit 3 Houston 5, Baltimore 2 Cleveland 6, Tampa Bay 5 Milwaukee 6, N.Y. Yankees 5 Boston 5, Texas 2 Oakland 9, Washington 1 Kansas City 9, Seattle 7 Monday’s Games White Sox at Oakland, 9:05 p.m. Detroit at Baltimore, 6:05 p.m. N.Y. Mets at N.Y. Yankees, 6:05 p.m. L.A. Angels at Toronto, 6:07 p.m. Texas at Houston, 7:10 p.m. Tampa Bay at Seattle, 9:10 p.m.

National League CENTRAL DIVISION W L Pct GB Milwaukee 24 14 .632 — St. Louis 18 19 .486 5½ Cincinnati 17 19 .472 6 Pittsburgh 16 20 .444 7 Cubs 12 24 .333 11 EAST DIVISION W L Pct GB Atlanta 21 15 .583 — Miami 20 18 .526 2 Washington 19 18 .514 2½ New York 17 19 .472 4 Philadelphia 17 19 .472 4 WEST DIVISION W L Pct GB San Francisco 24 14 .632 — Colorado 23 17 .575 2 Los Angeles 20 19 .513 4½ San Diego 18 21 .462 6½ Arizona 15 25 .375 10 Sunday’s Games Atlanta 5, Cubs 2 Arizona 5, White Sox 1 Cincinnati 4, Colorado 1 N.Y. Mets 5, Philadelphia 4, (11 inn.) Milwaukee 6, N.Y. Yankees 5 Oakland 9, Washington 1 San Diego 5, Miami 4 San Francisco 7, L.A. Dodgers 4, (10 inn.) St. Louis at Pittsburgh (n) Monday’s Games Cubs at St. Louis, 7 p.m. N.Y. Mets at N.Y. Yankees, 6:05 p.m. Washington at Arizona, 8:40 p.m. Miami at L.A. Dodgers, 9:10 p.m. Atlanta at San Francisco, 9:15 p.m.

GOLF PGA THE PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP At TPC Sawgrass, Players Stadium Course Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. Purse: $10 million Yardage: 7,215; Par 72 Final Round $1,800,000 Martin Kaymer 63-69-72-71—275 -13 $1,080,000 Jim Furyk 70-68-72-66—276 -12 $680,000 Sergio Garcia 67-71-69-70—277 -11 $440,000 Justin Rose 67-71-71-69—278 -10 Jordan Spieth 67-66-71-74—278 -10 $313,000 David Hearn 70-71-68-70—279 -9 Rory McIlroy 70-74-69-66—279 -9 Francesco Molinari 72-70-67-70—279 -9 Jimmy Walker 75-68-71-65—279 -9 Lee Westwood 67-71-71-70—279 -9 $240,000 Brian Davis 72-67-73-68—280 -8 Gary Woodland 67-71-70-72—280 -8 $187,500 K.J. Choi 74-70-72-65—281 -7 Chris Kirk 71-73-70-67—281 -7 George McNeill 71-68-69-73—281 -7 Steve Stricker 71-70-71-69—281 -7 $135,333 Russell Henley 65-71-80-66—282 -6

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AUTO RACING NASCAR SPRINT CUP 5-HOUR ENERGY 400 Saturday At Kansas Speedway Kansas City, Kan. Lap length: 1.5 miles (Start position in parentheses) 1. (13) Jeff Gordon, Chevrolet, 267 laps, 119.4 rating, 47 points. 2. (1) Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet, 267, 137.7, 44. 3. (17) Kasey Kahne, Chevrolet, 267, 115.5, 42. 4. (2) Joey Logano, Ford, 267, 128.7, 41. 5. (22) Dale Earnhardt Jr., Chevrolet, 267, 109, 40. 6. (4) Carl Edwards, Ford, 267, 103, 39. 7. (9) Danica Patrick, Chevrolet, 267, 101.4, 37. 8. (12) Aric Almirola, Ford, 267, 90.4, 36. 9. (14) Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet, 267, 100.2, 36. 10. (28) Matt Kenseth, Toyota, 267, 81.3, 35. 11. (7) Ryan Newman, Chevrolet, 267, 92.7, 33. 12. (5) Kyle Larson, Chevrolet, 267, 89.4, 32. 13. (3) Brad Keselowski, Ford, 267, 89.9, 32. 14. (15) Brian Vickers, Toyota, 267, 82.9, 30. 15. (24) Kyle Busch, Toyota, 267, 75.3, 30. 16. (10) Greg Biffle, Ford, 267, 79, 28. 17. (16) Paul Menard, Chevrolet, 266, 70.4, 27. 18. (30) Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 266, 70.6, 26. 19. (19) Austin Dillon, Chevrolet, 266, 68.5, 25. 20. (8) Tony Stewart, Chevrolet, 266, 94.9, 24. 21. (26) Martin Truex Jr., Chevrolet, 266, 59, 23. 22. (20) Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Ford, 265, 62.1, 22. 23. (23) Clint Bowyer, Toyota, 264, 59.9, 21. 24. (25) Marcos Ambrose, Ford, 264, 58.2, 20. 25. (34) Michael Annett, Chevrolet, 264, 49.1, 19. 26. (27) Casey Mears, Chevrolet, 264, 52, 18. 27. (21) Ryan Blaney, Ford, 263, 60.8, 0. 28. (36) Cole Whitt, Toyota, 263, 42.2, 16. 29. (6) Kurt Busch, Chevrolet, 263, 66.9, 15. 30. (29) A J Allmendinger, Chevrolet, 262, 50, 14.

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Frankfort Township Animal Control ‘Spring Fling’ celebrates the joys of pet ownership By DENISE M. BARAN–UNLAND

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dunland@shawmedia.com MOKENA – Karen Zobjeck answered her phone. The woman on the other end was calling from her car. She was afraid to pull up to her garage. An opossum was sitting on the garbage can and staring down her cat, which was monitoring the opossum through the window, Zobjeck said. So Zobjeck, animal control officer for Frankfort Township Animal Control, reassured the woman. The opossum, Zobjeck said, would eventually move away and the cat would think, “OK, he’s gone home,” and find something else to do. Zobjeck has helped owners round up runaway dogs, hunted down pet food donations for owners struggling to take care of their pets, found low-cost veterinarian care and sought out rescue groups for pets that need a new home. It’s all part of running a nokill animal control, one that is focused on animal welfare and community outreach education, Zobjeck said. That’s the reason for the third annual “Family and Pet Spring Fling” scheduled for Saturday and why Zobjeck loves her job. “Animals can’t speak for themselves. They need someone else to speak up for them.” Zobjeck said. “We had over 800 calls last year. Residents are finding out that we are here to help them.” Frankfort Township Supervisor Jim Moustis said the day is a social event for owners and pets, a chance for the public to learn about animal control’s many resources, while the agency dispels fear-based myths about the role of animal control. All pets are welcome, Moustis said: dogs, cats, birds, fish, reptiles and exotics. “It’s a fun event to celebrate pets,” Moustis said. “I like to say, ‘We are not dog catchers.’ ” Moustis said Frankfort Township Animal Control educates and assists people with

n WHAT: Family and Pet Spring Fling n WHEN: 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday n WHERE: Frankfort Township Animal Control, 9434 W. LaPorte Road, Mokena n INFORMATION: Dogs, cats and other pets welcome. Each animal must be either leashed or in a cage and have current rabies vaccination tag or certificate. n VISIT: www.frankforttownship. com/p/animal_control

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ABOVE: Karen Zobjeck returns to Frankfort Township Animal Control with a dog she found Friday near the intersection of Wolf and West Steger roads in Frankfort. BELOW: Zobjeck shows some affection for the dog.

their pets, works diligently to reunite owners with their pets when a pet goes missing – simplified because of microchipping – and contacting rescue agencies when a pet cannot or is unable to return home. “We don’t do any euthanization,” Moustis said. “We’re nonkill and we only work with nonkill agencies.” At the forefront of Frankfort Township Animal Control’s mission is Zobjeck, who has “embraced” the agency’s philosophy, Moustis said. But then Zobjeck, who’s worked

in animal control for 15 years – eight of them with Frankfort Township – and owns five dogs, two cats and two horses, grew up assisting vets and working in pet shops. Plus, her parents showed horses, she said. “I was always in tune with different kinds of animals,” Zobjeck said. Zobjeck said as people began perceiving pets as family members, animal control’s role evolved to fit that view. People become distraught when family members are lost or injured, she said.

That’s why Zobjeck doesn’t want owners, already frantic because of a missing pet, seeing her vehicle and gasping, “Oh, there’s the dog catcher, come to take my dog and put it to sleep.” “That’s the farthest thing from my heart,” Zobjeck said. “I want people to stop me and say, ‘Hey, I saw this animal running down the road!’ ” That extra bit of knowledge– along with physical description and information on collar, tags, microchips – helps Zobjeck as she scours the area in her vehicle, walks through any nearby woods and scans the Lost Dogs Illinois Facebook page. She understands that, despite an owner’s best efforts, animals sometimes get loose and that every dog running around town isn’t a neglected stray. That’s why Zobjeck cautions people against retrieving a lost animal. It’s better to snap its picture and call Zobjeck. “Maybe he just had a bath and he doesn’t have his collar,” Zobjeck said. “Or the kids are home and they opened the gate and then, oh my gosh!” Furthermore, Zobjeck un-

derstands owners sometimes get in “over their heads.” Maybe they have tender hearts toward homeless animals and wind up opening their doors to more pets than they can handle. Zobjeck then helps them decide which ones to keep and which ones to send to a rescue. Or maybe the breadwinner has lost his job and proper care for the beloved pet is low priority on the budget. “It’s tough out there,” Zobjeck said. “Sometimes I’ll bring a bag of cat food to help out. I’d rather they kept their animals then get rid of them at a shelter.” Zobjeck added that many shelters are now full, compounding the problem. That’s why she wants residents to call Frankfort Township Animal Control first when they have concerns and say, “I need help. What are my options?” Even in clear cases of owners breaking leash laws or complaints from neighbors about barking dogs, Zobjeck is less about fines and more about verifying information and addressing problems. She is not “the mean old dog catcher,” which the community can see for itself Saturday. By last year’s attendance, Zobjeck expects a crowd. “We served 200 hot dogs,” Zobjeck, “and they were gone before it ended.”

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Cody is a young, friendly shih tzu/poodle mix. He gets along with other dogs and loves people. Visit Cody at the Will County Humane Society, 24109 W. Seil Road, Shorewood. Hours are noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday. Call 815741-0695 or visit willcountyhumane.com.

PETS BRIEF Fundraiser set for Cache for children 12 and younger. Early registration deadline is Creek Animal Rescue CREST HILL – On May 18, Cache Creek Animal Rescue will host its first “Roll for the Rescue” 9-pin, no-tap bowling fundraiser at Crest Hill Lanes, 905 Theodore St., Crest Hill. Check-in is at 4:30 p.m. Bowling begins at 5:30 p.m. 905 Theodore St, Crest Hill. The event includes three games of bowling, shoes and buffet. Cost is $30 for adults and $20 for children 12 and younger. The buffet-only option is $20 for adults and $10

Ursula is 19 months old, spayed and playful. She gets along with humans and other animals. Contact Wendy at 708-478-5102 or wendy@nawsus. org to meet her.

Friday. Contact Joanne Oddo at 815-212-9970 or orthorn9@yahoo.com. Walk-ins are welcome. Lane sponsor and raffle opportunities still available. Upcoming events: June 27 – Joliet Slammers game. Visit the website for details. There is a new adoption center is at 20654 Burl Court, Joliet. For information, call 815-582-4062 or visit www. cachecreekanimalrescue.com.

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Timothy is a male siamese cat, approximately 2 to 3 years old. He is affectionate, outgoing and loves people. Visit Timothy at the Will County Humane Society, 24109 W. Seil Road, Shorewood. Hours are noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday. Call 815-7410695 or visit willcountyhumane. com.

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Therapy dog helps troops deal with postwar stress By LOLITA C. BALDOR The Associated Press FORT BRAGG, N.C. – After three deployments to Iraq and three to Afghanistan, Staff Sgt. Dennis Swols is agitated, prone to bouts of anger and unable to really talk about his time on the battlefield. But as Swols sits in a small office in the Robinson Health Clinic at Fort Bragg, his hand drops to the furry head beside him and his mood brightens. Settled at his feet, Lexy, a 5-year-old German shepherd, gives Swols a few moments of distraction. It’s her job. And, according to Swols, she’s good at it. “I have a hard time talking to people about my deployments and everything,” said Swols, who is with the 82nd Airborne’s 4th Brigade Combat Team. After taking part in the invasion of Afghanistan in 2001 and the march into Baghdad in 2003, he’s been diagnosed with post-traumatic stress. “But having her here, I just pet Lexy. Or I’m just sit-

ting here and we won’t talk about deployments, we’ll just [talk] about the dog. ... My day is better every time I come in.” For 82nd Airborne psychiatrist Maj. Christine Rumayor, Lexy is a partner, a conversation starter and a living, breathing medical tool that can calm a patient and make a therapy appointment a little more enjoyable. A slowly evolving form of treatment, animal therapy is used in only a few other Army installations, including Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland. A small number of dogs like Lexy are being used almost as co-therapists. Others routinely work as service animals and are often used for animal-assisted therapy, including in visits to patients in the hospitals. Lexy’s move into therapy was unexpected. Rumayor decided to put her new puppy through the training when she realized Lexy was less of a guard dog and more of a calm cuddler. So, Lexy went

through about 2½ years of training before she was able to pin on her rank – she’s a lieutenant colonel – and become certified as Fort Bragg’s only therapy dog. As the Army struggles to address the broad swath of stress disorders and mental health problems brought on by more than a decade of war, one of the biggest hurdles is getting soldiers to put aside the bravado and seek treatment. Lexy, it turns out, is particularly good at that. Van Woodruff, who was a sergeant first class, went to his scheduled appointment just a few days before he was set to get his medical retirement and move out of the Army after 13 years in the service. “It’s hard for me to come to these appointments. I can’t really sit in the waiting room,” said Woodruff, who suffers from obsessive-compulsive disorder. “I don’t look forward to this whole process of being here. ... The whole process of being here is something that’s agitative to my diagnosis.”

1st Annual “Roll for the Rescue” 9 Pin no Tap bowling fundraiser Sunday May 18th 4:30 p.m. Check in 5:30 p.m. Bowling 3 games of Bowling, Shoes & Buffet $30 Adults; $20 children 12 & under. Buffet Only $20 Adults $10 children 12 & under Register in advance by Friday May 16th to Joanne Oddo (815) 212-9970 orthorn9@yahoo.com (Walk-In’s welcome) Upcoming events: June 27th Joliet Slammers game- Visit our website for more details NEW Adoption Center 20654 Burl Court • Joliet IL (815) 582-4062 www.cachecreekanimalrescue.com adno=0260060

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An old proverb goes: Good habits result from resisting temptation. That can apply at the bridge table. South is in four hearts. West leads the diamond queen. What temptations must declarer avoid? In the fourth chair, it was reasonable for South to open four hearts. A slam was unlikely opposite a passed partner and probably this opening would silence the opponents, who might have been able to do well in another suit. From West’s lead, South knows that East has the diamond ace. So it is tempting to play low from the board. However, here that would give West a chance to be a genius by shifting to the spade eight. And when declarer plays the queen from the dummy, East ducks it. (He knows West would have led a singleton if he had one, and would not have shifted from four low spades.) Then the contract would fail; as it would if West had initially led a spade and East had ducked. So, South covers with dummy’s diamond king, ruffs the second diamond and draws trumps. It is then tempting to lead a spade to force a way into the dummy to take the tempting club finesse. However, if East, reading West’s spade eight as the start of a high-low with a doubleton, ducks, the contract must fail. Declarer will lose two spades, one diamond and one club. South has 10 tricks via one spade, seven hearts and two clubs. After drawing trumps, declarer should cash his club ace and continue with the club queen. Then, when he gets to the dummy in spades, he discards a spade loser on the club jack.


DEAR ABBY Jeanne Phillips because I have the freedom to do much of my work from home, which allows me to help my wife and have income as well. If we move, there would be no guarantee I could find a similar work situation that is so beneficial. My wife says I’m being selfish because I’m unwilling to leave my job, family and friends to do as she wants. I understand her desire to live in a warmer climate, but I think she’s the one who is being selfish. What do

you think? – Wants To Stay Put Dear Wants To Stay Put: I think the winter in the Midwest was brutal this year, and now the spring rains have arrived, which also are depressing. But in a short time the flowers will bloom and the warmth of summer and autumn will last for the next half-year. Why not take a vacation (or leave) from your job for the next three or four weeks? If you telecommute, you still could get some work done and let your wife have her dose of sunshine. Surely someone can check on your parent and keep you informed about your sibling for that short time.

Bell’s palsy symptoms are frightening, but treatable Dear Dr. K : I went to my doctor with some alarming symptoms and he diagnosed me with Bell’s palsy. I don’t know anything about this condition. Dear Reader : Bell’s palsy, named after the person who first reported it in the medical journals, Charles Bell, is a weakness of the muscles on one side of the face. All muscles in your body take their orders from nerves leading to them. When you think of muscles, you probably think of the big, bulky muscles in your arms and legs. But there are small muscles in your face as well. There are two main nerves leading to the facial muscles, one on each side of your face. (Smaller branches of the facial nerves go to the tongue and ear.) Bell’s palsy occurs when a facial nerve (usually just one of the two) becomes inflamed and swollen and stops sending signals to muscles in your face. (I’ve put an illustration that shows an inflamed facial nerve, as happens in Bell’s palsy, on my website, www.askdoctork.com.) Your early symptoms

ASK DR. K Dr. Anthony Komaroff might have included changed sensation in part of your face, pain in or around your ear, change in hearing and impaired taste. As the condition progressed, you might have had trouble closing your mouth or one eye. Perhaps you were unable to hold food in your mouth, or your eyes made more tears than usual (or made none, causing the eye to become dry and gritty). Researchers suspect the nerve inflammation that causes Bell’s palsy often is triggered by an infection with a virus, such as herpes simplex. That’s the same virus that causes cold sores. Some of the other members of the herpes virus family also might be responsible. If your symptoms are very mild, you might not need treatment. Otherwise, doctors usually prescribe a corticosteroid called prednisone. Prednisone reduces inflammation and swelling in the affected facial nerve

and decreases pain. Some doctors prescribe a combination of prednisone and an antiviral drug that acts against the herpes virus. If Bell’s palsy is making it difficult to close your eyes or to make tears, your cornea can become dry and get scratched. (Your cornea is the curved, transparent dome at the front of your eye.) To prevent this, you must protect your eyes from wind and dust by wearing glasses. You will need to keep your eyes moist with artificial tears during the day and by lubricating your eyes at night with a sterile eye ointment. The doctor might suggest you wear an eye patch to keep the eye closed. The symptoms of Bell’s palsy can be frightening, but in most people, symptoms start to improve by two weeks. Most people are back to normal by six months. • Write to Dr. Komaroff at www.askdoctork.com or Ask Doctor K, 10 Shattuck St., Second Floor, Boston, MA 02115 .

I do not recommend moving anywhere permanently because there’s no guarantee you’d find a job that compensates you as well as the one you have, and you might need the income. Dear Abby: A tall, attractive man came into the insurance office where I work to buy an auto insurance policy. I haven’t talked with men outside of my church in a long time, so I was nervous. I thought my heart would explode from beating so fast. He will be coming back in a couple of weeks, and I’m afraid if I don’t ask him out, I will regret it. I don’t know how to approach him or ask a guy

out at all. Help! – Nervous Out West Dear Nervous: The man might be married, so take it slowly. If he comes in before noon, casually mention there’s a restaurant not far away that serves good food, and offer to show him. If he comes in later, use the old “want to grab a cup of coffee?” gambit. Either of these will give you a chance to talk with him and find out more about him without being overly obvious. • Write Dear Abby at www.dearabby.com or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069 .

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Dear Abby: I have been married for 18 years to a wonderful woman who was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer a few years ago. We don’t know how much time she has left, but she feels the cancer has robbed her of her “retirement.” She is trying to persuade our family to move to Florida so she can enjoy some warm weather. Abby, for many reasons I do not want to move. We have lived in the Midwest all our lives. My elderly parent would be all alone if we move, and I have a sibling who also is terminally ill. I have had the same job for 25 years, and I don’t want to give it up

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PUBLIC NOTICE To: Robert A. Aegerter Occupant, 358 Theodore St., Crest Hill, IL 60403, Susan K. Aegerter Jeffrey Couch Robert A. Aegerter Lisa Ann Jones Susan K. Aegerter Natasha Johnson Susan K. Aegerter Jodie Couch Barbara Barna Charlesetta Davis Kathy Lindsey First National Bank of Ottawa Sunnyland Sanitary District City of Joliet, c/o City Clerk Nancy Shultz Voots, County Clerk; Parties in occupancy or actual possession of said property; Unknown owners or persons interested in said land or lot. TAX DEED NO. 14 TX 79 FILED: 4/14/2014 TAKE NOTICE County of. . . Will Date Premises Sold. . .11/22/2011 Certificate No. . . 10-01153 Sold for General Taxes of (year) . . .2010 Sold for Special Assessment of (Municipality) and special assessment number...N/A Warrant No. . . . . . . N/A Inst. No. . . . . . N/A THIS PROPERTY HAS BEEN SOLD FOR DELINQUENT TAXES Property located at . . . 358 THEODORE ST., CREST HILL, ILLINOIS Legal Description or Property Index No. . .11-04-33-409-0200000 This notice is to advise you that the above property has been sold for delinquent taxes and that the period of redemption from the sale will expire on 10/2/2014. The amount to redeem is subject to increase at 6 month intervals from the date of sale and may be further increased if the purchaser at the tax sale or his or her assignee pays any subsequently accruing taxes or special assessments to redeem the property from subsequent forfeitures or tax sales. Check with the county clerk as to the exact amount you owe before redeeming. This notice is also to advise you that a petition has been filed for a tax deed which will transfer title and the right to possession of this property if redemption is not made on or before 10/2/2014. This matter is set for hearing in the Circuit Court of this county in the Will County Court Annex, 57 N. Ottawa Street, Joliet, IL 60432, on 10/16/2014 at 9:00 a.m. in Courtroom 236. You may be present at this hearing but your right to redeem will already have expired at that time. YOU ARE URGED TO REDEEM IMMEDIATELY TO PREVENT LOSS OF PROPERTY Redemption can be made at any time on or before 10/2/2014 by applying to the County Clerk of Will, County, Illinois at the Office of the County Clerk in Joliet, Illinois. For further information contact the County Clerk ADDRESS: 302 N. Chicago Street, Joliet, IL 60432 TELEPHONE: (815) 740-4615 Hyde Park Tax Lien - LB, LLC Purchaser or Assignee. Dated: April 28, 2014 I605542 (Published in the Herald-News May 5, 12, 19, 2014) Place your Classified ad online 24/7 at: www.TheHerald-News.com/ PlaceAnAd

To: Amerpol Custom Homes, Inc. Amerpol Custom Homes, Inc., RA: Witold Kobylak Witold Kobylak, President of Amerpol Custom Homes, Inc. State Bank of Countryside BMO Harris Bank, N.A. Krzysztof Kobylak K-W Exteriors, Inc., RA: Krzysztof Kobylak Nancy Shultz Voots, County Clerk; Parties in occupancy or actual possession of said property; Unknown owners or persons interested in said land or lot. TAX DEED NO. 14 TX 80 FILED: 4/14/2014 TAKE NOTICE County of. . . Will Date Premises Sold. . .11/22/2011 Certificate No. . . 10-01304 Sold for General Taxes of (year) . . .2010 Sold for Special Assessment of (Municipality) and special assessment number...N/A Warrant No. . . . . . . N/A Inst. No. . . . . . N/A THIS PROPERTY HAS BEEN SOLD FOR DELINQUENT TAXES Property located at . . . 13717 S. HAMPTON CT., HOMER GLEN, ILLINOIS Legal Description or Property Index No. . .16-05-05-201-0280000 This notice is to advise you that the above property has been sold for delinquent taxes and that the period of redemption from the sale will expire on 10/2/2014. The amount to redeem is subject to increase at 6 month intervals from the date of sale and may be further increased if the purchaser at the tax sale or his or her assignee pays any subsequently accruing taxes or special assessments to redeem the property from subsequent forfeitures or tax sales. Check with the county clerk as to the exact amount you owe before redeeming. This notice is also to advise you that a petition has been filed for a tax deed which will transfer title and the right to possession of this property if redemption is not made on or before 10/2/2014. This matter is set for hearing in the Circuit Court of this county in the Will County Court Annex, 57 N. Ottawa Street, Joliet, IL 60432, on 10/16/2014 at 9:00 a.m. in Courtroom 236. You may be present at this hearing but your right to redeem will already have expired at that time. YOU ARE URGED TO REDEEM IMMEDIATELY TO PREVENT LOSS OF PROPERTY Redemption can be made at any time on or before 10/2/2014 by applying to the County Clerk of Will, County, Illinois at the Office of the County Clerk in Joliet, Illinois. For further information contact the County Clerk ADDRESS: 302 N. Chicago Street, Joliet, IL 60432 TELEPHONE: (815) 740-4615 Hyde Park Tax Lien - LB, LLC Purchaser or Assignee. Dated: April 28, 2014 I605543 (Published in the Herald-News May 5, 12, 19, 2014)

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po School District from and after 3:00 PM on the 16th day of May, 2014. Notice is further hereby given that a Public Hearing on said Amended Budget will be held at 5:30 PM on the 18th day of June, 2014 at 735 Green Garden Place, Lockport, IL 60441, in this School District Number 89. Dated this 7th day of May, 2014, Fairmont School District #89 Board of Education, in the County of Will, State of Illinois. Approved by: /s/ Robert Loewe, Secretary Date May 7, 2014 Fairmont School District #89 Board of Education (Published in the Herald-News May 12, 2014. HN581)

PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE TO REMEDIATE CITY OF LOCKPORT 3rd Publication TO: LORMA F. MICHAELS SOLE HEIR OF CLARENCE MICHAELS, MTAG SERVICES, AND UNKNOWN OWNERS LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY; LOT 1 IN BLOCK 14, IN SOUTH LOCKPORT, A SUBDIVISION OF THE NORTH 100 RODS OF THE NORTHWEST 1/4 OF SECTION 26, IN TOWNSHIP 36 NORTH, RANGE 10, EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, ACCORDING OT THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED JUNE 13TH, 1845, IN BLOCK 1, PAGE 466, AS DOCUMENT NO. 5461, IN WILL COUNTY, ILLINOIS. P.I.N. 11-04-26-101-0010000 COMMON ADDRESS: 1701 DA VIESS ST., LOCKPORT, IL. TO: LORMA F. MICHAELS SOLE HEIR OF CLARENCE MICHAELS, JOESPH HOLICH, AND UNKNOWN OWNERS LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY; LOT 2 IN BLOCK 14, IN SOUTH LOCKPORT, A SUBDIVISION OF THE NORTH 100 RODS OF THE NORTHWEST 1/4 OF SECTION 26, IN TOWNSHIP 36 NORTH, RANGE 10, EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, ACCORDING OT THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED JUNE 13TH, 1845, IN BLOCK 1, PAGE 466, AS DOCUMENT NO. 5461, IN WILL COUNTY, ILLINOIS. P.I.N. 11-04-26-101-0020000 COMMON ADDRESS: 1701 DAVIESS ST., LOCKPORT, IL. This is formal notification that pursuant to 651LCS 5/11-31-1 (e), the Building Official of the City of Lockport designated to be in charge of enforcing the City's Building Code has determined that the building located at 1701 Daviess St., Lockport, II. is open and vacant and an immediate and continuing hazard to the Lockport Community in which the building is located and unless this building is demolished, repaired, or enclosed, and unless the garbage and debris are removed so that an immediate and continuing hazard to the community no longer exists, then the building may be demolished, repaired, or enclosed, and/ or the garbage and debris may be removed by the City of Lockport thirty (30) days after the third publication of this notice.

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN by the Fairmont School District #89 Board of Education, in the County of Will, State of Illinois, that Tentative Amended Budget for said School District for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2013, will be on file and conveniently available for public inspection at 735 Green Garden Place, Lockport, IL 60441, in this Keith Rooney


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The Herald News / TheHerald-News.com PUBLIC NOTICE INVITATION TO BID Aux Sable Creek Basin Wastewater Treatment Plant, Effluent Pump Addition CITY OF JOLIET CONTRACT NUMBER 1998-0614 CITY OF JOLIET, ILLINOIS The City of Joliet, Illinois, will receive sealed Bids for construction of the effluent pump addition until 10:15 a.m. local time, May 27, 2014, at the City of Joliet, 150 West Jefferson Street, Joliet, IL 60432, at which time the Bids will be publicly opened and read aloud. The Work includes installation of a centrifugal wastewater pump, variable frequency drive, and associated mechanical and electrical work. Bids are to be addressed to the City Clerk, City of Joliet, 150 West Jefferson Street, Joliet, IL 60432, and shall be marked “Sealed Bid--Aux Sable Creek Basin Wastewater Treatment Plant Effluent Pump Addition--City of Joliet Contract No. 1998-0614.” The entire bound, completed, Project Manual shall be submitted as CONTRACTOR's Bid. All Addenda shall be acknowledged, not only on the Bid Form, but on the outside of the sealed opaque envelope. Bids received without acknowledgement of Addenda, if any, on the outside of the sealed opaque envelope shall be returned to Bidder unopened. Each addendum shall be acknowledged separately on the envelope; (i.e., .Addendum No. 1 of [DATE], Addendum No. 2 of [DATE]). Those desiring to bid may obtain electronic copies of the Contract Documents on compact disk (CD) for a non-refundable $25 fee from the office of City Clerk, City of Joliet, 150 West Jefferson Street, Joliet, IL 60432, (815) 724-3780, between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Checks should be made payable to the City of Joliet. Overnight mailing and electronic mailing of Bidding Documents in any form will not be provided. Prospective bidders must be on the City of Joliet's prequalification list to obtain bidding documents. Addenda will be provided in an electronic format (.pdf format) via e-mail. All Bidding Document holders must provide a name, address, and e-mail address to receive electronic addenda and must reply to the e-mail to indicate receipt of the addenda. Bidding Documents may be examined at the offices of the City of Joliet, Office of the City Clerk, between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, and are on file at the following: City Clerk's Office, City of Joliet 150 West Jefferson Street Joliet, IL 60432

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Bidders who submit a Bid must be a Plan Holder of record at the Issuing Office. Bids from Bidders who are not on the Plan Holders List may be returned as not being responsive. Bidders will be required to comply with all laws, including those relating to the employment of labor and the payment of the general prevailing rate of hourly wages in the locality in which the work is to be performed for each craft or type of worker or mechanic needed to execute the contract or perform such work, also the general prevailing rate for legal holiday and overtime work (including, but not necessarily limited to 820 ILCS 130/1-12 the “Prevailing Wage Act”) as ascertained by the Illinois Department of Labor for Kendall County, Illinois shall be paid for each craft or type of worker needed to execute the contract or to perform such work. If at the time this Contract is executed, or if during the term of this Contract, there is excessive unemployment in Illinois as defined in the Employment of Illinois Workers on Public Works Act, 30 ILCS 570, as two consecutive months of unemployment exceeding 5%, CONTRACTOR agrees to employ a work force that consists of at least 90% Illinois laborers. An “Illinois laborer” is defined as any person who has resided in Illinois for at least 30 days and intends to become or remain an Illinois resident. The Bidder shall require all subcontractors (if any) to conform with said laws, and any rules or regulations now and thereafter issued pursuant to said laws by Bidder, his subcontractors, and/or anyone working through or on behalf of Bidder or Bidder's subcontractors. No Bid will be received unless accompanied by a cashier's, certified or bank check, or a Bid Bond equal to at least 10 percent of the maximum Bid payable to the OWNER as a guarantee that after a Bid is accepted, Bidder will execute and file the Agreement and 100% Performance and Payment Bonds within 15 days after the Notice of Award. The City of Joliet reserves the right to reject any or all Bids and to waive any technicality. Award will be made to the low, responsive, and responsible bidder. All Bids shall remain subject to acceptance for 120 days after the time set for receiving Bids. Prequalification pursuant to Ordinance No. 7345 is necessary. A bidder shall become prequalified in one of the following ways: 1) If a company is currently prequalified by the State of Illinois (via IDOT or the Capital Development Board), such person shall submit a copy of said prequalification to Office of the City Clerk prior to the date and time set for the bid opening. 2) If a company is not State of Illinois prequalified as described above, they shall submit a City of Joliet Prequalification Form and a financial statement. The prequalification forms can be obtained from the City of Joliet website at http://www.cityofJoliet.info/index.aspx?page=97. This prequalification MUST be renewed yearly. The current price for City of Joliet prequalification is $175, which offsets the costs for independent auditor review of the documents. Those documents are to be submitted to City Clerk's Office, City of Joliet, 150 W. Jefferson Street, Joliet, IL 60432, at least 6 days prior to the bid opening and must be accompanied by $175 and need to be updated annually. In addition to the form being submitted, a financial statement prepared or certified by a duly certified public accountant should be also submitted. The certified public accountant shall also certify that he/she is presently a duly certified public accountant in the state in which he/she is certified. This financial statement must include the company's latest balance sheet and income statement showing the following items: Current Assets (e.g., cash joint venture accounts, accounts receivable, notes receivable, accrued income, deposits, materials inventory, and prepaid expenses). The evaluation of the independent auditor shall determine the amount of prequalification. Prequalification shall be valid for a period of twelve (12) calendar months following the date of verification by the independent auditors. 3) Bids from bidders who have not submitted required prequalification documents as required in subsection (1) or (2) above shall not be opened. The Strand Associates project manager is Troy W. Stinson, P.E., who can be contacted at Strand Associates, Inc., 910 West Wingra Drive, Madison, WI 53715, (608) 251-4843 regarding the project. All Bids are subject to the requirements of Ordinance No. 7345. James Hock, City Manager Margaret E. McEvilly, Purchasing/Contract Administrator (Published in the Herald-News May 12, 13, 2014. HN573) Buying? Selling? Renting? Hiring?

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PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON ROAD DISTRICT BUDGET Notice is hereby given that a tentative budget and appropriation ordinance for road purposes of the New Lenox Township Road District in the County of Will, State of Illinois, for the fiscal year beginning April 1, 2014, and ending March 31, 2015, will be on file and conveniently available to public inspection at the New Lenox Township Road District Building, 12551 Harvey Drive, New Lenox, Illinois from and after 9:00 o'clock a.m., Monday, March 10th, 2014. Notice is further given hereby that a public hearing on said budget and appropriation ordinance will be held at 7:15 o'clock p.m., Thursday, June 12, 2014 at the New Lenox Township Office Building, 1100 South Cedar Road, in this New Lenox Township Road District and that final action on this ordinance will be taken at the hearing to be held at 1100 South Cedar, New Lenox, at 7:15 o'clock p.m., on the 12th day of June, 2014. Dated this 9th day of May, 2014. Annette Boyd, Clerk (Published in the Herald-News May 12, 2014. HN580)

PUBLIC NOTICE LEGAL NOTICE CITY OF JOLIET ADVERTISEMENT TO BIDS CONTRACT NO. 1997-0614 PROJECT NAME: ROCK 1, ROCK 2, & ROCK 3 WELL HOUSE UPGRADES-2014 JOLIET, ILLINOIS The City of Joliet, Illinois, does hereby invite sealed bids for the removal and replacement of roof structures and building modifications to the well houses at ROCK 1, ROCK 2, & ROCK 3; Joliet, Illinois. Bids will be received at the Office of the City Clerk, City of Joliet Municipal Building, and 150 West Jefferson Street, Joliet, Illinois 60432-4156 until 10:00 A.M. local time on, May 27, 2014, at which time they will be opened and publicly read aloud. There will be a pre-bid meeting on Wednesday, May 21, 2014, at 10:00 AM, beginning at 1021 McKinley Avenue, Joliet, Illinois. Contractor shall provide their own transportation. Attendance is voluntary. Those desiring to bid may examine the bid documents and detailed specifications at the above address, between the hours of 8:00 A.M. and 4:30 P.M., Monday through Friday. All bidders will be required to submit Bid Security in the form of a Certified Check, Cashier's Check or a Bid Bond in the amount of Ten percent (10%) of the Base Bid, payable to the City of Joliet. The successful bidder will be required to post performance Security and to provide a Certificate of Insurance as set forth in the Invitation of Bid and the General Terms & Con-

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ditions. The City of Joliet reserves the right to reject any and all bids, parts of any and all bids, or to waive technical errors or omissions in bids. The Contract shall be subject to the provisions of the Prevailing Wage Act (820 ILCS 130/1 et seq.) to the extent required by law. ALL PROPOSALS ARE SUBJECT TO THE REQUIREMENTS OF THE CITY OF JOLIET PROCUREMENT CODE (Section 2-430 - 2-453 of the Code of Ordinances) JAMES D. HOCK CITY MANAGER MARGARET E. MCEVILLY CONTRACT ADMINISTRATOR (Published in the Herald-News May 12, 13, 2014. HN574)

PUBLIC NOTICE ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS The Will County Public Building commission is accepting sealed bids from interested and pre-qualified trade contractors for bid packages for the “Sunny Hill Nursing Home of Will County 6th Avenue & Administration Renovation”. The work consists of the following bid packages: 02A Demolition Work, 02B Asbestos Abatement Work, 06A General Trades Work (masonry-metals-glazing-DFH-drywall-specialties), 06B Millwork, 09A Floorcovering Work, 09B Painting Work, 09C Ceramic Tile Work, 13A Fire Protection Work, 15B Plumbing Work, 15C HVAC & Controls Work, and 16A Electrical and Low voltage Work. The work of each of the bid packages shall include all labor, supervision, materials, supplies, transportation, equipment, and services necessary for the complete performance of all requirements for such work in accordance with the entirety of the project documents and their intent. Bids will be received from pre-qualified firms only. All bidders must be qualified with the Construction Manager, Poulos Construction. The pre-qualification form may be obtained by contacting Poulos Construction at (773) 626-8600 or online at http://www.bid room.net/poulos/shwdasph6.html. Completed applications can be returned by via Email: admin@ poulosconstruction.com, fax (773) 626-8646 or US Mail to: Poulos Construction, 735 S Laramie Ave., Chicago, IL 60644 and MUST be received no later than May 23, 2014. Those submitting bids who are not pre-qualified will have their proposal returned unopened. There will be a MANDATORY Pre-bid meeting for bid packages 02 thru 09 on May 20, 2014 9:00 am and bid packages 13de thru 16 on May 21, 2014 9:00 am. Bids will be received by the Will County Public Building Commission, 57 N. Ottawa St. Suite 512, Joliet, IL. 60432 until 01:00 pm CDST May 29, 2014 at which time the bids will be publicly opened and read aloud. The Will County Public Building Commission has entered into a Project Labor – Management Agreement with the Three Rivers Construction Alliance. In accordance with that agreement, the contractor to which the contract is awarded, and all subcontractors, shall be required to enter into Project-Labor Agreements with the

oj Agr appropriate labor organizations. The bidding documents will be released on or about May 9th and may be examined at the following locations: 1. Office of Will County Public Building Commission, 57 N. Ottawa Street, Suite 512, Joliet, IL. 60432. 2. Offices of Farnsworth Group, Inc. at 1144 W. Jefferson Street, Suite 300, Shorewood, IL. 60404. 3. Construction Market Data, O'Hare Lake Office Plaza, 2400 E. Devon Ave., Suite 268, Des Plaines, IL. 60018 4. Illinois Valley Contractors Association, 1120 First St., PO Box 411, LaSalle, IL. 61301 5. Contractors Association of Will & Grundy Counties, 233 Springfield Ave., Joliet, IL. 60435 Bid documents may be viewed or obtained at the offices of Poulos Construction, 735 S. Laramie Ave., Chicago, IL, 60644. In accordance with the “Instructions to Bidders” Drawings may be acquired through a refundable deposit of $300.00 per set (2 set limit) with said deposit returned to a bonafide bidder upon the return of drawings in good condition within 15 days of bid opening. The Will County Public Building Commission reserves the right to accept or reject any and all bids and to waive any informality in the bidding.

Send your Classified Advertising 24/7 to: IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and Official Seal at my office in Joliet; Illinois, this 1st day of May, 2014. Nancy Schultz Voots Will County Clerk (Published in the Herald-News May 12, 19, 26, 2014. HN579) BREAKING NEWS available 24/7 at TheHerald-News.com

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PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN by the Board of School Inspectors, Joliet Public Schools District No. 86, Will County, Illinois, that a tentative amended budget for said school district for the fiscal year 2013-2014, is on file and available for public inspection at the office of the Secretary of the Board of School Inspectors, 420 N. Raynor Avenue, Joliet, Illinois. NOTICE IS HEREBY FURTHER GIVEN that a PUBLIC HEARING on the tentative amended budget will be held at 7:30 P.M. on the 11th day of June, 2014, at the J. F. Kennedy Administrative Center, 420 N. Raynor Avenue, Joliet, Illinois, in this school district. By order of the Board of School Inspectors (Published in the Herald-News May 12, 2014. HN572)

PUBLIC NOTICE Certificate #29152 was filed in the office of the County Clerk of Will County on May 1, 2014 wherein the business firm of Zircle Nutrition Located at 1210 Violet LN, Joliet, IL 60431 was registered; that the true or real name or names of the person or persons owning the business, with their respective post office address(es), Is/are as follows: Fredy Zamora 1210 Violet LN Joliet, IL 60431

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Buy 1 Get 1

2 for

FREE $695

Must present coupon at time of purchase. Offer can not be combined with any other offer. Offer expires 5-31-14

FREE

Hearing Test

FREE

Video Ear Inspection Offer expires 5-31-14

HEARING AID SALE!!! iMini™ There’s CIC, and then there’s invisible iMini. • Smallest Custom instrument from Siemens • Wearers choose from 12 cool, jewel-inspired colors • Equipped with FeedbackStopper™, SoundSmoothing®, and much more • Sits deeply and comfortably in the ear canal

ENJOY THE SOUNDS OF THE SEASON USING SIEMENS TECHNOLOGY SIEMENS PURE & MOTION

NEW

• All styles available including the barely visible in-the-canal model. • Best Sound • Hear effortlessly with a device that automatically adapt to the ever-changing environments. • Cannot be combined with any other offers.

HEARING AS EASY AS 1-2-3 WITH SIEMENS TECHNOLOGY TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THESE MONEY SAVING OFFERS!

Always Low Prices (No gimmicks 100% satisfaction guaranteed) Financing available 0% down and 0% interest

Phoenix 100% Digital Hearing Aid

ANY SIZE

We are totally convinced that the Phoenix Digital Hearing Aid will transform the way you hear and improve your quality of life. You’ll receive a FREE hearing screening to evaluate hearing problem. Our hearing professional will examine your ear canal and ask some simple medical questions to determine if you are a qualified candidate for Phoenix Digital Hearing. (Phoenix is not appropriate for all patients)

695

$

MOKENA HEARING CENTER 11041 Front Street • Mokena, IL • 1 mile South of Interstate 80, 1 block East of Wolf Road Downtown Mokena next to Metra Train Station • 708-995-7256

FOR TWO

MONDAY-FRIDAY 9AM-5PM Why pay more to someone you just met, Because they say their is the best? SIEMENS is a top brand name that is recognized around the world! Call for an appointment JOLIET HEARING CENTER 2295 Essington Road • Joliet, IL 815-782-8318

1 Block South of Caton Farm Road •

The benefits of hearing aids vary by type and degree of hearing loss, noise environment, accuracy of hearing evaluation and proper fit. Hearing aids do not restore normal hearing. *Evaluations determine hearing aid candidacy.

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