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DWIGHT – The off-duty Dwight police officer involved in a DUI accident in December must fulfill a lengthy list of conditions before his official reinstatement. The Dwight Village Board approved, 4-0, the requirements for Dwight police officer Watson McKee to return to his post by Sept. 19, 2014, pending that he accept the conditions and the state chooses to reinstate his license. The village agreed McKee must pass an inspection by the village doctor; pass the state of Illinois physical agility test; face immediate termination if he violates village code in the future; design at least 10 drunken driving awareness programs for grade school and high school students; and participate in random drug and alcohol testing for the next two years. “I believe Watson is an outstanding officer and asset

to Dwight,” Village President Jared Anderson said Monday. “I have met with officer McKee numerous times and discussed his situation. He has been very apologetic and regretful for his actions.” In December while McKee was off-duty, the vehicle he was driving collided with a pole about two miles west of Cabery. He was hospitalized and charged with driving under the influence and failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident. At the time, he had been with Dwight police for four years and was placed on leave. Only McKee’s vehicle was involved, and he had no passengers. Last month in Livingston County court, he pleaded guilty to driving under the influence and was sentenced to two years court supervision and ordered to do 240 hours of community service. He also was fined, cannot use or possess alcohol or enter establishments where alcohol is the primary business, has to attend counseling,

“I have met with officer McKee numerous times and discussed his situation. He has been very apologetic and regretful for his actions.” Jared Anderson Dwight village president attend a Victim Impact Panel and cannot operate a vehicle not equipped with a Breath Alcohol Ignition Interlock Device other than for work, according to Earlier this month, the board voted, 4-3, to reinstate McKee with Anderson issuing a tie-breaking vote in favor of Watson’s reinstatement.

Board discusses Denker tragedy, pledges dollars Also Monday, the Village Board pledged $5,000 to the Grundy County Crimestoppers tip hot line, bringing the

Plainfield trustees pleased with townhome proposal’s modifications By VIKAAS SHANKER PLAINFIELD – Trustees were happy Monday that a developer modified its townhome residential plan that was shot down by the Village Board last month. However, they still had some concerns they want addressed before the plan goes up for a vote. “I think it’s a positive plan for Plainfield,” Trustee Jim Racich said. “It’s beautiful land to build on.” Ryan Homes is proposing a 149-unit townhome development, Townhomes at Prairie Creek, southwest of the Route 59 and 135th Street Meijer, west of the DuPage River. The development is within a 63-acre site in the narrow strip of land between the river and water retention basins. The site is surrounded by a floodplain, which was the main issue with trustees when it was brought to the village

board on May 19. “We had extensive feedback from the board and it was essentially a nonstarter,” Village Planner Michael Garrigan said. At that meeting, trustees said the development was too close to the 100-year and 500year floodplains, which are industry-wide standards of measuring the impact flooding could have to developments like Prairie Creek. They also were concerned about the density of the original plan with 212-units, re-zoning the area from I-1 light industrial to R-4 rowhomes, and the use of private streets. Ryan Homes Vice President Scott Pjesky presented to the board updated plans that keep the development out of both floodplains. According to the presentation, the lowest part of the townhome development would be 611.8 feet, higher than the 100-year floodplain elevation of 607.4 feet and 500-year flood-

plain elevation of 608.8 feet. The developer also reduced the number of units in the development from 212 to 149, dramatically changing the streetscape from a linear to boulevard style with culs-desac. The density changed from a gross 3.31 units an acre and net 7.31 units an acre to 2.37 and 5.13 unit an acre Streets would be a 60-feet wide and become public rightsof-way with full sidewalks. “I’m pleased to see that you’ve made the roads conform to village standards” among other changes, Trustee Bill Lamb said. However, trustees still want the developer to work on several areas of the project. They asked staff and the developer to provide a study on water retention of the soil in the area. They also asked for more work on design, and possibly conforming with single-family home design standards of the village.

reward total to $10,000 for information leading to an arrest in the Danker homicides. It asks anyone with information to call the Crimestoppers line at 815-942-9667. Callers can remain anonymous, and rewards are offered for information leading to an arrest. Dwight residents Donna Denker, 60, and Kelli Denker, 30, were shot and killed at their home at 200 W. North St. in Dwight. Police said they received a call at 4:38 a.m. June 14 from a man at the house saying he had been shot. The board began Monday’s meeting with a moment of silence for the residents and applauded the efforts of local law enforcement agencies. “We just want to continue sending our thoughts and prayers to the Denkers,” Anderson said Monday. “The police are continuing to follow up leads. The Illinois State Police is still here with us, and we’ll just keep moving forward and hopefully get this solved in a timely manner.”

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Artist returns to create unique work in I&M Canal By BRIAN STANLEY LOCKPORT – Sea serpent? ... Little bridges? ... Obstacle course for remote control boats? What are those arches in the I&M Canal near Ninth Street? “They’re Wiccan-looking,” resident Brad DeYoung said earlier this month as John Siblik was setting up the environmental sculpture. Siblik, a Lemont native who graduated from Joliet Catholic High School and teaches art at Upper Iowa University, calls it “River Weaving.” He worked with the nearby Illinois State Museum-Lockport to install the piece. Siblik banded branches together and spent four days setting 101 arches for a halfmile along the canal near the museum. Half the branches are new while others come from previous installations of the sculpture. “After the first day we had snails on the rocks and blue herons interacting with the branches,” Museum Director John Lustig said. Rock from the Bromberek quarry was used to keep the frames upright in the water. Siblik chose stones similar to those used to build the canal in 1848. “Making the rings takes the longest. Bending a 10-foot piece of willow into an 8-inch circle means one out of three just won’t work,” Siblik said. “But I tell students if one out of every three pieces works as they want it to, they’d feel incredibly fortunate.” Siblik first sketched the sculpture in 1986 while he was a student at Northern Illinois University. “It was conceived for the Kishwaukee River. You need an intimately scaled body of water to do this on. I don’t think it would work on the

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ABOVE: An art installation created by local artist John Siblik that he calls “River Weaving” is seen Wednesday, June 10, in the I&M Canal near Ninth Street in Lockport. BELOW: Local artist John Siblik is seen near the I&M Canal near Ninth Street while constructing arches made from tree branches for an installation. Mississippi,” he said. Siblik confessed having some fears for 20 years about translating his drawings to an actual sculpture, but finally installed the piece in Elgin, Iowa, in 2006. He’s since done two other installations in Iowa with mixed results. “The floods of 2008 washed the whole piece away. If you’re going to collaborate with nature, the water always wins,” Siblik said. Siblik won’t be surprised if some of the Lockport pieces wash away as well, but he’ll remove whatever is left starting in late July. He’s scheduled to speak about “River Weaving” on July 27 at the museum.

If you go n What: John Siblik talks about “River Weaving” n When: 2-3 p.m. Sunday, July 27 n Where: Illinois State Museum Lockport Gallery, 201 W. 10th St., Lockport

“It’s an ephemeral piece. It’s not like a painting where there’s one point of view that will be all you see. This will change in the light and the

weather,” Siblik said. Siblik joked about trying to be a landscape painter. But instead of a flat image, he’s “drawing with water” to show

“line.” While the artwork is temporary, the process of installing the pieces has made at least one lasting improvement near the Ninth Street Bridge. “I pulled out some mufflers that had been dumped into the canal,” Siblik said. “Those won’t go back in the water.”

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A woman heads toward the entrance of Parkview Christian Church in Orland Park on Monday for the wake of U.S. Army Pfc. Aaron Toppen.

Hundreds attend Toppen visitation By LAUREN LEONE–CROSS ORLAND PARK – Hundreds of miniature American flags lined the grounds just outside Parkview Christian Church in Orland Park on Monday as mourners paid their respects to U.S. Army Pfc. Aaron Toppen. The 19-year-old Mokena native was among the five American soldiers killed June 9 in a friendly-fire airstrike incident in Afghanistan. Toppen’s body was returned home to Mokena on Saturday. People were lined up inside the church Monday afternoon to pay respects to the fallen soldier. Visitation was from 1 to 9 p.m. to allow enough time for those who wanted to attend, said Tim Harlow, senior pastor of the church. Toppen and his family were longtime members of

“... His family knows this is what he wanted to do. This was a sacrifice he was willing to make.” Tim Harlow Senior pastor at Parkview Christian Church in Orland Park

the church, Harlow said. He said he expects people to turn out in the thousands for Tuesday’s funeral service, noting an estimated 30,000 people on Saturday lined the route from Midway Airport to Mokena as Toppen’s body was escorted back to his hometown. “He was a well-loved kid,” Harlow said. “This is going to be a big deal.” Toppen had always wanted to be a soldier, he said. “If ever there was a young

man who knew what he wanted to do with his life … it was Aaron. This was it. … He gave his life doing what he knew he was called to do,” Harlow said. “It doesn’t make it all well but it certainly helps us understand. His family knows this is what he wanted to do. This was a sacrifice he was willing to make.” Toppen had such passion for serving his country, Harlow said, he had a tattoo inked on his body that read: “For Those I Love, I Sacrifice,” accompanied with his grandfather’s military dog tags. Toppen’s uncle, Jack Winters, described his nephew as a “sweet kid” with a “definite enthusiasm for life.” “He had something I consider rare in these days in youth culture, and that’s class. He was humble. He was polite,” he said. “He was loyal and

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MORRIS – Recovery efforts were suspended again Monday afternoon, but are set to continue each morning, in the search for a 20-yearold female who went missing Sunday after a boating accident on the Illinois River at the Dresden Dam. “We’ve called off the search. We’ve done all we can do upstream,” Deputy Chief Bob Wills with Morris Fire Protection & Ambulance District said Monday. “We will begin another search tomorrow, and will go out every morning until she’s found.” Authorities were called about 3:30 p.m. Sunday after a Bayliner pleasure craft became lodged in a Dresden Dam gate, which is located a couple miles east of Morris. The Coal City Fire Protection District was called to the Dresden Dam, and rescued one person from the boat. Two others were rescued from the water on the other side of the dam by a pleasure craft. All were taken to Morris Hospital & Healthcare Centers by ambulance Sunday, according to Lt. Nick Doerfler, public information officer with the Coal City fire department. A fourth person, the 20-year-old female, also went through the dam gate, but

rescuers have been unable to locate her. Her identity had not been released as of Monday. The search had to be halted Sunday evening because of weather and flooding. It began again Monday morning with the command center set up at Stratton Park in Morris. The search was halted again by noon Monday with plans to continue again Tuesday morning. Illinois Department of Natural Resources conservation police are investigating the cause of the accident and assisting Division 15 water rescue with the search efforts. “Debris in the water is complicating search efforts,” IDNR spokesman Chris Young wrote in an email Monday. “At Dresden, searchers were using sonar this morning, but debris made it difficult to get a clear picture. Due to the conditions, divers are unable to get into the water to search. Daily surface patrols are continuing.” The search resumed about 9:30 a.m. Monday, but conditions made the effort difficult. “The conditions of the river are bad,” said Deputy Chief Jon Stratton of Plainfield Fire Protection District, who was at the Grundy County


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Division 15 water rescue personnel battled flood waters Sunday as they looked for a missing 20-year-old woman after a Bayliner pleasure craft hit the Dresden dam.



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It’s time to watch out for lightning THE HERALD–NEWS JOLIET – This is Lightning Safety Awareness Week, and it comes at a time when Will County has been seeing waves of thunderstorms in recent days. More than 70 percent of fatal lightning strikes occur during June, July and August, Illinois Emergency Management Agency Director Jonathon Monken said Monday in a news release announcing Lightning Safety Awareness Week. “Don’t take a chance with lightning. If you hear thunder that’s your cue to take shelter immediately. When thunder roars, go indoors,” Monken said in the statement. A house in Shorewood was struck by lightning during Wednesday night’s storm. The strike set insulation smoldering and fried the wireless Internet box of the house on Woodbrook Court, but no one was injured. The National Weather Service reports about 50 people are killed and 1,000 are injured by lightning in the United States every year. A majority of victims were either in an open area or on or

Know more Outdoor lightning safety tips • No place outside is safe when thunderstorms are in the area. • If you hear thunder, lightning is close enough to strike you. • When you hear thunder, immediately move to a safe shelter. • Stay in the safe shelter at least 30 minutes after you hear the last clap of thunder. If there is no safe shelter anywhere nearby: • Seek lower elevation areas. • Never use a tree for shelter. • Immediately get out and away. from pools, lakes, and other bodies of water. • Stay away from all metallic objects (fences, power lines, poles, etc.) • Do not raise umbrellas or golf clubs above you.

in a body of water. Monken said taking shelter only if you can’t count to 30 between the lightning and thunder is an outdated safety rule. If you do see someone struck by lightning, CPR should be administered immediately. Victims do not carry an electrical charge, but the surge of electricity causes cardiac arrest in most fatalities, according to the IEMA.

Bond kept at $1.5M in sex abuse cases; Bolingbrook man will remain in jail By BRIAN STANLEY JOLIET – A Bolingbrook man will remain in jail while awaiting trial for three separate sexual abuse cases. Judge Sarah Jones on Monday denied a request to reduce the $1.5 million bond that Luis O. Diaz, 53, would have to post to be released. Defense attorney Steven Haney said Diaz and his wife have lived in Bolingbrook for more than 20 years and he has no criminal history.

Manhattan Park District celebrates 50 years The Manhattan Park District has reached a milestone – its iftieth anniversary. Executive Director Julie Popp called the origination of the park district itself an incredible story. It was started by a district board and community that raised money to create a park district, simply because they wanted one. Even when Popp joined the park district in 2001, it did not operate with tax payer dollars and had just a $45,000 budget. However, the community did pass a 203% tax increase for the park district, and the 2014 budget is roughly $889,000. The Manhattan Park District was oicially established in August 1964 and has been trying to celebrate its anniversary since the beginning of the year. “It’s a symbol of success,” Popp said. “It’s a way to look back at your accomplishments and how far you’ve come.” The park district was recently awarded a $216,500 OSLAD grant for Central Park development, helping the community celebrate the anniversary with a “facelift” for the park. Among the projects for the park include renovating the volleyball court and relocation of the horse show pits, development of a new accessible parking lot and trail connection around the expanded pond. The pond/boardwalk will also ofer ishing opportunities and will be ADA accessible. A history/outdoor classroom will also be added, providing an opportunity for outdoor programming activities. The biggest way the Manhattan Park District is celebrating its anniversary is with its 50th Anniversary Labor Day Event. It will include a parade, caboose tour, bean bag tournament, Bingo, water ball and other games, as well as a youth rugby clinic, inlatables, petting zoo, face painting and more. The day will conclude with ireworks at dusk. “(Park Districts) are a magnet to the community,” Popp said. “They bring the community together… I think the goal of a park district is to serve every age of the community.” For more information on the Manhattan Park District, visit Lee Hansen of Coldwell Banker Honig-Bell 1888 East Lincoln Highway, New Lenox, IL 815.478.3872 Stephanie Kohl

On March 1, police were called to the Bolingbrook Recreation and Aquatic Complex after witnesses allegedly saw Diaz making “inappropriate physical contact” with an 8-year-old girl and 5-year-old girl in the swimming pool, according to police reports. While detectives were investigating the incident they learned Diaz groped and rubbed against another 8-year-old girl on two occasions, according to Assistant State’s Attorney Peter Wilkes.

“We think the [existing] bond is appropriate. [Diaz] presents a threat to the general public ... through his employment,” Wilkes said. He told the judge that Diaz has a heating and air conditioning business that does service calls at the alleged victim’s house. Wilkes said prosecutors are awaiting lab results before scheduling a trial. Diaz appeared saddened and sighed several times while talking with Haney after Jones denied the bond reduction.

Forest Preserve District offers activities all summer long The Forest Preserve District of Will County ofers special events, facilities, trails and recreation opportunities for everyone. Among the special events this summer is Woods Walk, the forest preserve’s annual hiking program, now in its fourteenth year. Woods Walk began on June 1 and runs through October 31. It ofers an opportunity to take in the scenery, get some fresh air and get a little exercise in. Participants will receive a collector’s medal for their walking stick, hat or backpack if you complete trails at seven of the 10 designated sites. If you complete all 10 sites, you’ll get a second special gift. For those interested in paddling through the preserves, the forest preserve will ofer several Paddle the Preserves sessions on June 20, July 18, and Aug. 16. The programs are open to experienced kayakers at least 12-years-old, though ages 12 through 17 must be accompanied by an adult. The cost is $10 per person and pre-registration is strongly recommended. Call (708) 534-8499 to register. Staf will lead tours. Private kayak instruction is ofered for $40 per hour for those ages 12-years-old and older. An adult must accompany ages 12 to 17. Another popular event at Forest Preserve District of Will County is Music at McKinley. The Forest Preserve and JULIE, Inc. will host this free, outdoor concert and car show on August 16 at McKinley Woods – Kerry Sheridan Grove in Channahon. The all-ages concert will feature Cadillac Casanovas from 7 p.m. until 10 p.m. The car show begins at 6 p.m. Learn more about all the Forest Preserve District of Will County has to ofer at Channahon and Minooka are great communities illed with fun activities, abundant natural spaces and homespun charm. Find out more about living here from real estate expert, Michelle Carr, Broker, at Realty Executives Success. Call 815.739.1339 or visit Stephanie Kohl

QUICK NEWS JOLIET – The Joliet Fire Department will begin the second phase of its annual hydrant testing on Tuesday. One area being tested is bordered by Infantry Drive on the east, Route 59 on the west, Black

Road on the north, and Route 6 on the south. Another area is bordered by Drauden Road on the west, Bronk Road on the east, and the city limits on the north and south. A third area is west of Drauden Road and east of County Line Road. Precautions will be taken to


reduce the impact of rusty water. Should rust occur during washing of clothes, the city provides a chemical to remove rust. Clothes must not be dried until they have been treated with the chemical. The chemical is available at no charge at any Joliet fire station.

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Funeral will be held Tuesday morning • TOPPEN Continued from page 4 everybody liked him. We were fortunate to know him.” The support from the community has helped the family,

especially Toppen’s mother, Pam Toppen, during this difficult time, he said. “That support from friends and family and especially from strangers has helped her get through this,” Jack Winters said. “The war is over for

Aaron, but for my sister, in a sense, and her family, [the war] has only just begun.” Toppen’s funeral is scheduled to be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the same church. Toppen will be buried at St. John’s Cemetery in Mokena.

Continued from page 4 Emergency Command Center at Stratton Park. “There is so

much debris in the river. There are logs 20 to 25 feet long and about two feet in diameter floating in the river. We had to put people on the bough of the rescue boats to make sure

we didn’t hit anything on Sunday.” The United States Coast Guard also took part in the search Sunday and Monday by helicopter.



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Man convicted for child’s murder will get new trial By BRIAN STANLEY JOLIET – A man accused of beating an infant to death seven years ago is expected to face a second trial this fall. Judge Sarah Jones on Monday denied prosecutors’ request to uphold the verdict a jury reached last year when Santos Loza, 33, was found guilty of murdering 8-monthold Kevion Bender. The verdict was reached at a trial in which Jones was the judge. But Jones said she’d reviewed case law and argu- Santos Loza ments submitted last month by the Will County State’s Attorney’s office but maintained Loza’s lawyers were improperly restricted during the trial from asking the victim’s mother about the full scope of her relationship with Loza. Sandra Sitko had been dating Loza for three months when she dropped off her son at Loza’s house in Joliet so she could go to work Oct. 26, 2008. She returned late that night with her other son and looked in from the doorway at Kevion, who appeared to be sleeping. Kevion was unresponsive when they awoke the next morning.

Medical experts testified the injuries – including a fractured skull – were inflicted during the time Loza was alone with the infant. He was immediately suspected by police, but was not arrested until August 2010. Sitko continued a sexual relationship with Loza after her son’s death. Defense lawyers were only allowed to ask during the trial about the couple’s relationship until February 2009 when they stopped seeing each other regularly. Loza allegedly told his attorneys the sexual contact continued intermittently until July 2010. Loza was found guilty of murder during a weeklong trial in September 2013 and faced up to 100 years in prison. After the trial, his attorneys argued the limits Jones placed on their cross-examination of Sitko violated Loza’s Sixth Amendment rights to confront the witnesses against him. Loza, who remains in the county jail on $3 million bond, is next scheduled to appear in court Aug. 22 when lawyers will select a date for a second trial. Attorney Alex Beck told Jones the defense will have to review transcripts and arrange for their own medical experts to testify before Loza is tried again. Defense attorneys and prosecutors agreed to target early October for the trial.


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ited the restaurant last week, it was packed. “We all know in Lockport that it would be packed because we all know there’s a black hole here that’s just craving stuff like this,” he said. The Culver’s in Lockport has not only been filling a desire for ButterBurgers but also jobs. Lockport Fourth Ward Alderman Robert Perretta said the Lockport store has created 50 jobs alone. “I find that very impressive,” he said. Streit noted the restaurant’s strong connection with communities in other areas. Baron Waller, owner of the Lockport Culver’s, said he would make contact with local schools, churches and charities. The focus of the restau-

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Culver’s restaurant co-founder Craig Culver (right) speaks to city leaders and the community before the ribbon cutting ceremony at Lockport’s new Culver’s restaurant Monday. rant is family, a tradition the Lockport location will continue, Waller said.

“We have a whole lot of family working together,” he said.

Race contestant gets his free Nissan By BRIAN STANLEY

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Steve Doherty (seated), a Plainfield resident, listens as Thomas Nissan Product Specialist Kevin Bombeck explains the features of Doherty’s new Juke Nismo. Doherty received a free car for a year after winning the Spike TV Nissan GT Academy and has been hired as a full-time Nissan race driver.

JOLIET – Steve Doherty’s new car won’t be able to reach the speeds he usually gets from a Nissan. But the Juke Nismo he received Monday from Thomas Nissan also won’t reach the temperatures the Plainfield resident has to deal with as a professional race car driver. “There’s air conditioning in this one,” Doherty chuckled. “The Altima’s interior probably gets up to 120 degrees during a race when I’ve got three layers of clothing on.”

Doherty, 30, said the heat was the biggest adjustment from controlling a race car while playing a Grand Turismo video game to doing the real thing on tracks in England and Dubai. He’s lost 45 pounds in the two years since winning the Nissan GT Academy. More than 400,000 online players submitted their fastest times in the competition, which is broadcast on Spike TV. Doherty missed being among the top 32 contestants to appear on the show by six one-hundredths of a second the first year. In 2012, he made

the cut and won enough headto-head competitions against other video game players to be trained to race real vehicles. “There are more consequences racing in real life. Repairs are much more expensive,” Doherty said. Thomas General Sales Manager Sal Luca was surprised when Nissan called to discuss giving a free lease to “a guy who plays video games.” Doherty chose a pearl white vehicle as his prize. “But if [Nissan] picked him up as one of their drivers, he’s got to be pretty good,” Luca said.

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QUICK NEWS Joliet offers free mulch to city residents The City of Joliet is offering free tree mulch to any Joliet resident who would like to come to the 1203 Cedarwood Drive (Joliet) facility and pick some up. The mulch will be available for the remainder of the summer, or until the supply is depleted. Interested residents may come

to the Cedarwood facility to pick up the quantities of mulch they would like. The mulch will be located outside the gate at the facility so it will be available at any time. Residents picking up mulch are expected to load and haul with their own equipment. There will not be any city staff members available to assist them. This mulch is intended for residents’

private use only and not intended for re-sale by any landscaping companies. For information, contact the Roadways Division at 815-7243650.

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• Tuesday, June 24, 2014

LOCKPORT – The co-founder of Culver’s recalled his mother’s ability to make anyone who walked into the family restaurant feel like they were at home. It was that kind of hospitality, along with signature meals, that has made the Wisconsin-based restaurant chain a success for roughly 30 years, Craig Culver told staff at the newly opened restaurant in Lockport on Monday. “You have the power to literally change someone’s day when they walk through the doors for the better,” he said. Culver, along with many city and community leaders, came out for a ribbon-cutting

ceremony at the Lockport restaurant, which actually opened on June 16. The Lockport location joins more than 500 other locations across 21 states. Lockport is also the 70th suburb in the Chicago area to have a Culver’s restaurant. More locations are planned for Evanston and Wrigleyville. After encouraging the staff to serve with “smiles, pleases and thank yous,” Culver headed outside with them to officially cut the ribbon for the new location. Rain came down soon but it did not dampen the enthusiasm. Lockport Mayor Steven Streit said residents were excited about the Wisconsin-based business opening a location in the city. He said when he vis-

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DOLORES E. BUCZKO Dolores E. Buczko, former wife of Gerald J. Buczko Sr, Beloved mother of Gerald Jr. (the late Robin), John M. (Mavel), Edward P. Buczko and Jody Lynn (Don) Arcus. Proud grandmother of Joseph, Kristen, Mavel Samantha, Christopher, Brian and John Fernando. Loving sister to Geraldine and Harry. Funeral Wednesday 9:30a.m. from Hann Funeral Home 8230 So. Harlem Ave., Bridgeview to St. Fabian Church Mass 10:00 a.m. Interment Private. Visitation Tuesday 3:00-9:00p.m. For information call 708-4963344.

LYLE R. JACOBSGAARD Born: July 24, 1940; in Streator, IL Died: June 22, 2014; in Kankakee, IL Lyle R. “Jake” “Buster” Jacobsgaard, 73 of Dwight, passed away Sunday evening, June 22, 2014, at Riverside Medical Center in Kankakee. Cremation rites will be accorded. A memorial service will be at 11:00 a.m. Friday, June 27, 2014, at the First Congregational United Church of Christ, Dwight. Pastor Connie Williams Moodie will officiate. Hager Memorial Home is in charge of arrangements. Jake was born July 24, 1940, in Streator, IL. to Clarence and Violet (Bennington) Jacobsgaard. He graduated from Gardner-South Wilmington High School and the Marycrest Business College in Kankakee. He married Lois McTaggart in Dwight on October 9, 1979. He is survived by his wife of 37 years, Lois; daughters Julie (Rick) Morris, Panama City Beach, FL., Kim Andrews, Topeka KS., Janet (Victor VanWinkle) Bourassa, Liberty, MO., and Sharilyn Anton,

Wayne, IL.; sons Cary ( Belinda) Jacobsgaard, Park Hills, MO., and David Bourassa, Liberty, MO.; a sister Lynn Gassman, Dwight, and a brother Harold (Miriam) Jacobsgaard, Shorewood. Also surviving are 18 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, a son Jeffrey Jacobsgaard and a brother Marine Captain David Jacobsgaard. Jake worked in middle management at Gaines in Kankakee and Topeka, KS. and retired after 30 years. He was very involved at the Dwight First Congregational United Church of Christ, serving as a trustee and a deacon, and also playing for their Men’s Dartball League. He enjoyed bowling, golf, playing tennis and basketball and hunting. In recent years he especially liked fishing at the South Wilmington Fireman’s Beach and Park Club. Online condolences may be made at

FRANCES KABELLIS Frances “Fran” Kabellis, nee Friscia, age 82, passed away June 22, 2014, surrounded by her loving family. Preceded in death by her husband, Robert F. Kabellis; her parents, Joseph and Josephine, nee Dispensari, Friscia; a son, Bobby Kabellis; and her siblings, Helen O’Leary, Julie Grant, Philip, Eugene and Joseph Friscia; and her aunt Frances Svetek. Survived by her children, Rick Kabellis, Debbie (Joseph) Rodeghero, Karen (Bryce) Rathman, Jim “Goldenboy” (Bertine) Kabellis, and Pam (Boyd) Carr; beloved grandmother of numerous grandchildren; also survived by her sister, Nahon Angio and numerous nieces and nephews. Lying in state Wednesday, June 25, 2014, from 9:30 a.m. until time

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of Mass at 11:00 a.m. at St. Patrick Church, 200 E. Illinois St. Lemont, IL 60439. Interment Resurrection Cemetery, Romeoville, IL. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Joliet Area Community Hospice, 250 Water Stone Cr. Joliet, IL 60431. Markiewicz Funeral Home, P.C., Lemont 630-257-6363 or www.

MARJORIE E. MEADE Marjorie E. Meade (nee Wilson) Mrs. Meade was born the daughter of Ethelbert F. and Sadie E. (nee Tapp) Wilson on June 7, 1917 in Tazewell County at the family home in Hopedale, Illinois and peacefully passed away on Saturday, June 21, 2014 at her late Channahon residence at the age of 97 years. Marjorie was a graduate of the Hopedale School System, she pursued her interest in teaching at the Illinois State Normal Teachers College and came to Minooka to begin her teaching career in 1939. As life unfolded, Marjorie met and later married Francis Warren Meade on October 2, 1943 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Minooka. Together, they began their cattle and hog business on a 300 acre rented farm and later purchased their present farm home in 1952. With the beginning of her own family, she put her teaching career “on hold” and returned to teaching when the youngest of 6 children was enrolled in the Channahon School. Marjorie eventually retired from the Channahon School District in 1973. Yet she remained an active member of St. Ann Catholic Church, Channahon where she was an inspiring roll model-mentor to new church members who were converts through supportive ministry. In 1989, she and her good

friends, Rose Kreiger and Dorothy Kelly chartered the local area T.O.P.S. Club # 2280. Marjorie leaves to cherish her memory her son, Thomas Meade and wife Carol of Morris, IL; and two daughters, Mary Webb and husband Ron of Joliet, IL; and sister, Gemma “Jane” Meade of Massachusetts; also surviving is her son-in-law, Robert G. Schutter; 12 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren, 3 great-great-grandchildren as well as numerous nieces and nephews, and caregivers Cheryl Cottle and Helena Piazdecka. Preceded in death by her parents; her beloved husband, Francis W. Meade (2006); one son, Father Francis “Frank” Meade (1990); two daughters, Stephanie Meade (2006) and Sheila Schutter (2006); and three grandsons, Robert P.Schutter (1972), John Meade (1978) and Scott Meade (1979), her three sisters and two brothers. Family will receive friends from 9:00 AM until Prayers begin at 10:15 AM on Thursday, June 26, 2014 at The Maple Funeral Home located at 24300 W. Ford Rd., Channahon to St. Ann Catholic Church for Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at 11:00 AM. Fr. Jeff Stoneberg officiating. Interment St. Mary’s Cemetery, Minooka. Preferred Memorials may be directed to The Meade Family who will disburse those gifts among various charities according to Mrs. Meade’s wishes. Visitation will be Wednesday, June 25, 2014 from 2:00 to 8:00 PM. For information

NORMA M. SCHEIDT (NEE LIESS) Born: March 10, 1925; in Joliet Died: June 20, 2014; in Joliet Age 89. Friday, June 20, 2014, at Presence Saint Joseph Medical Center. Born March 10, 1925, in Joliet to Frank and Agnes (nee Fricke) Liess. Retired after 25 years of service with J.C. Penney Co. in Accounts Receivables. Preceded in death by her husband, Joseph H. Scheidt (2008); daughter, Susan Kay Scheidt; parents, Frank and Agnes (nee Fricke) Liess; brother in laws; Jack E. Palmer, Harold “Bud” McDonald, Edward J. Malinowski, Sr. and Harold “Howie” Scheidt. Survived by her son, Richard of Joliet; daughter, Jonine of Oswego; brother, Richard (Betty) Liess of Decatur; sister, Sally Palmer of Joliet; sister-in-law; Joyce Scheidt of Florida and numerous nieces and nephews. Norma enjoyed her family, gardening, QVC and the ocean. Mom, we will continue to gather seashells at the beach for you. Funeral Services for Norma M. Scheidt will be Thursday, June 26, 2014, at 10:00 a.m. at the Fred C. Dames Funeral Home, 3200 Black at Essington Rds., Joliet. Entombment Woodlawn Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation Wednesday, 1:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers memorials in her name to Trinity Services 301 Veterans Parkway New Lenox, IL. 60451 appreciated. For information: 815-741-5500 or

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ry.” Conlon’s autobiography, “Proved Innocent,” became the basis for the 1993 film, “In the Name of the Father,” starring Daniel Day-Lewis as Conlon. It received seven Oscar nominations. Tributes poured in from across Ireland. “His loss will be felt both within West Belfast and across the world with all those who work in pursuit of justice,” Irish Foreign Minister Eamon Gilmore said. Alasdair McDonnell, a moderate Irish nationalist leader in Northern Ireland, called Conlon’s conviction and 15-year imprisonment “terrible and appalling” and called him “a shining light in the search for truth.” He is survived by a partner and daughter. Funeral arrangements were not announced.

War. A celebration of Raymond’s life will begin on Wednesday, June 25, 2014, with a visitation at Tezak Funeral Home, 1211 Plainfield Road, Joliet, IL from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service in the funeral home chapel at 12:00 p.m. Entombment to follow at Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Joliet. Obituary and Tribute Wall for Raymond Vargo at or for information, 815-722-0524. Arrangements entrusted to:

Manegold) Nugent. Janet worked at the Wilmington House Restaurant in Wilmington for 23 years. Surviving are her husband, Dennis Walsh; one son, Christopher Dixon of Wilmington; two brothers, Joe (Linda) Nugent of Wilmington and Bob (Kay) Nugent of Pontiac, IL; two sisters, Kay (Joe) Grant of Braidwood, IL and Margaret Nugent of Wilmington; two special nephews, Dave Nugent and Jacob Walsh; and several other nieces and nephews. Preceding her in death was one brother, Mike Nugent; and two sisters, Elaine Kilgore and Patricia Barton. Cremation rites will be accorded. According to Janet’s request there will no visitation. Graveside services will be Tuesday, July 1, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. at the Mount Calvary Cemetery in Wilton Center, IL. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts in her name may be directed in her name to the Epilepsy Foundation. The family would like to thank Joliet Area Community Hospice and JOHA of Morris, IL. For more information and to visit her online guestbook, please log on to www.rwpattersonfuneralhomes. com or find us on Facebook at R.W.

The ASSOCIATED PRESS NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Grand Ole Opry member Jimmy C. Newman, known for mixing Cajun and country music, has died. Opry publicist Jessie Schmidt said Newman died in Nashville on Saturday after a brief illness. He was 86. The Tennessean reports Newman’s first Top 10 country hit, “Cry, Cry, Darling,” came 60 years ago, in the summer of 1954. That same year he joined Shreveport-based radio show “The Louisiana Hayride,” where he performed alongside Johnny Horton, Elvis Presley and others. He joined the Opry in 1956, after notching five straight Top 10 records, including “Seasons Of My Heart.” In

1957, Newman earned his highest-charting record with “A Fallen Star,” which reached No. 2 on the Billboard country chart and No. 23 on the pop chart. Newman also offered a boost to a teenage Dolly Parton by allowing her to take part of his “Friday Night Opry” stage time in 1959 so that she could make her debut on the show. Originally from Louisiana, Newman added the “C’’ to his stage name in the early 1960s, saying that it stood for “Cajun.” The French Acadian-sounding “Alligator Man” hit the Top 40 in 1962, and Newman recognized that a Cajun-country blend would set him apart and honor his roots. He took pride to be considered the first Cajun artist to join the Opry.

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RAYMOND E. VARGO Raymond E. Vargo, age 82, at rest on Sunday, June 22, 2014. Raymond is survived by his lifelong companion, Jean Harvey; children, Roxanne (William) Cerney and Renee Schouten; step-children, Bernadette (Ronald) Norton, Sarah (Dustin) Hill, Jeannie McPherson, Frederick Harvey and Theresa Harvey; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; sisters, Mary (the late Donald) Kesich and Irene (the late Chris) Nielsen; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Preceded in death by his parents, John and Mary (nee Dolinsky) Vargo; three brothers, Benjamin Vargo, George (Julia) Vargo and John (Lenora) Vargo; two sisters, Anne (Lou) Zbanick and Mary (Donald) Kesich. Ray was born and raised in Joliet, IL and was a proud United States Army veteran serving in the Korean

JANET LOUISE WALSH Born: Jan.27, 1961; in Joliet Died: June 23, 2014; in Joliet Janet Louise Walsh (nee Nugent) Age 53, of Wilmington, IL, passed away Monday, June 23, 2014, at the Joliet Area Community Hospice Home in Joliet, IL. Born January 27, 1961, in Joliet, IL to the late Earl and Margaret (nee

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DONALD R. WIELGOS Donald R. Wielgos, age 83, late of Lockport, passed peacefully Sunday, June 22, 2014 surrounded by his loving family. Born in Chicago, living in Lockport since 1959. Employed by Lewis University for 15 years retiring in 1995. A very proud United States Army Veteran, Stationed in Anchorage, Alaska. Preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Helen (Mienczewski) Wielgos; and one brother, Joseph Wielgos. Survived by his wife, Elaine (Kwaiter); three daughters, Linda (Robin) Atkinson of Joliet,

Jacqueline Toth of Channahon and Cynthia Wielgos of Gainesville, FL; two cherished granddaughters, Abbey and Leila; and one loving grandson, Kyle; a brother, Thomas Wielgos of Kenosha, WI.; several nieces, nephews and many friends also survive. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Vitas Hospice, 1340 South Damen Ave., 2nd Floor, Chicago, IL 60608 in Donald’s memory would be appreciated. With Much love and gratitude to Vitas Hospice, Dr. Ali Lahkani and the entire J.O.H.A. staff. God bless you all! Per Donald’s wishes, cremation rites were accorded. Family and friends may sign the online guestbook at Arrangements under the direction and care of O’Neil Funeral Home, Lockport.

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DUBLIN – Gerry Conlon, who was imprisoned unjustly for an Irish Republican Army bombing and inspired an Oscar-nominated film, has died at age 60 following a long battle with cancer. His family said in a statement that he died Saturday at his Belfast home. They paid tribute to a man they said had “brought life, love, intelligence, wit and strength to our family through its darkest hours.” Conlon became a central figure in one of Britain’s greatest miscarriages of justice after he and three others were convicted and sentenced to life for the 1974 bombing of a pub in Guildford, near London, that killed five people. Conlon protested his inno-

cence and insisted that police had tortured him into making a false confession. His position was vindicated in 1989 when the so-called Guildford Four were freed after a top judge ruled that police had fabricated the hand-written interrogation notes used to convict all four. The exonerations came too late for Conlon’s father, Guiseppe, who had been wrongly convicted along with six other relatives for allegedly supplying the bombs used by the Guildford Four. The elder Conlon died behind bars in 1980 and received his own posthumous pardon in 1991. The family statement said Conlon’s long campaign for justice “forced the world’s closed eyes to be opened to injustice. It forced unimaginable wickedness to be acknowledged. We believe it changed the course of histo-

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Vote for subpoena of Illinois anti-violence chief

CHICAGO – Illinois legislators have voted to subpoena a former state official to answer questions about a troubled anti-violence program started by Gov. Pat Quinn. A subcommittee of the Legislative Audit Commission voted Monday. The matter requires a signature from a co-chairman, state Rep. Frank Mautino, who wasn’t at the meeting. The vote means committee members will compel Barbara Shaw to answer questions about the $55 million Neighborhood Recovery Initiative. Shaw is the former director of an agency that was responsible for the program. Quinn announced the initiative shortly before the 2010 election. He told reporters earlier Monday that committee members should do what they feel is right.


Summer means construction at U of Illinois

CHAMPAIGN – Construction projects are in high gear at the University of Illinois campus in Champaign-Urbana now that the school year is over and fewer people are on campus. At least five major projects are going on now or will start soon, The News Gazette reported. The $165 million, multi-phase renovation of the State Farm Center is one of the projects. Work this summer will largely lay the groundwork for bigger changes to come. University senior associate athletic director Tom Michael said there have been a few, minor “bumps” but overall the project is on schedule. The $95 million renovation of the Electrical and Computer Engineering facility is nearing

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Oriana Kruszewski, owner of Oriana’s Oriental Orchards nears Winslow shows one of the many pear trees in her orchard May 31 that, because of her grafting expertise, produce multiple varieties of pear. Some of her trees bear as many as 20 varieties. She has labeled each limb identifying each specific variety.

completion. The 235,000-squarefoot building will have more than 1,000 solar panels on the roof. New dorms are being built at a nearly $77 million price tag. They’ll have nearly 500 beds, include semi-suites and should open in fall 2016. Construction is scheduled to finish in spring of next year on a $14 million center for wounded veterans. And after several delays a more than $73 million renovation of the Natural History Building, which dates to 1892, is to start next month. The building has been partially closed since 2010 because of concerns over structural integrity.


Watchdog group to review Wisconsin Energy deal

CHICAGO – An Illinois watch-

dog group says it will carefully review Wisconsin Energy Corp.’s proposed purchase of Integrys Energy Group Inc., the parent company of Peoples Gas and North Shore Gas. The deal was announced Monday and is subject to approval by regulators and company shareholders. Officials at the watchdog Citizens Utility Board in Illinois say they want to make sure it’s a good arrangement for utility customers. They say they’ll make suggestions if they find shortcomings. CUB Executive Director David Kolata said in a statement he wants to make sure the purchase doesn’t lead to more frequent rate hikes. The deal would create a combined company called WEC Ener-

gy Group Inc., which would serve more than 4.3 million total gas and electric customers across Wisconsin, Illinois, Michigan and Minnesota.

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CHICAGO – Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s office said he will submit a plan to the city council this week to increase fines and penalties for graffiti. The mayor’s office said Emanuel will make the proposal on Wednesday. They say fines haven’t been changed for nearly a decade. The proposal would increase fines from $750 to between $1,500 and $2,500. Fines would be higher for repeat offenders. The city has a graffiti removal

Illinois attorneys’ fees to increase 12 percent

SPRINGFIELD – The annual registration fee for Illinois attorneys will increase 12 percent beginning in January. The state Supreme Court announced Monday the fee for active attorneys will increase to $382 from $342. The Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission will receive $30 of the increase. The Commission on Professionalism – established to foster civility among lawyers – will get $10.

– Wire reports



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NATION & WORLD BRIEFS Report: Politics had no role in Sandusky probe HARRISBURG, Pa. – A report released Monday detailing the handling of the Jerry Sandusky child molestation case faults police and prosecutors for long delays in bringing charges but found no evidence that politics affected the investigation into the former Penn State assistant football coach. The report, commissioned by Attorney General Kathleen Kane and written by former federal prosecutor Geoff Moulton, blamed a three-year lapse in filing charges on communication problems, an expungement of a 1998 complaint about Sandusky and a failure to take certain investigative steps early on. “The facts show an inexcusable lack of urgency in charging and stopping a serial sexual predator,” said Kane, a Democrat who had vowed to conduct a review of the investigation while running for office. “The report documents that more investigative work took place in just one month in 2011 than in all of either 2009 or 2010.”

Justices rap EPA, uphold global warming rules WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court largely left intact Monday the Obama administration’s only existing program to limit power plant and factory emissions of the gases blamed for global warming. But a divided court also rebuked environmental regulators for taking too much authority into their own hands without congressional approval.

The justices said in a 5-4 vote along ideological lines that the Environmental Protection Agency cannot apply a permitting provision of the Clean Air Act to new and expanded power plants, refineries and factories solely because they emit greenhouse gases. The decision underscores the limits of using the Clean Air Act to deal with greenhouse gases and the administration’s inability to get climate change legislation through Congress. “The Supreme Court put EPA on a leash but not in a noose,” said Michael Gerrard, director of Columbia University’s Center for Climate Change Law.

Automakers to recall air bags in humid parts of U.S. DETROIT – Faulty air bags – which have already led to the recall of millions of cars worldwide – are blamed for a new round of recalls in the U.S. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the government’s auto safety agency, said Monday that BMW, Chrysler, Ford, Honda, Mazda, Nissan and Toyota will recall cars sold in places where hot, humid weather can potentially affect the air bags. The older-model cars have air bag inflators that can rupture. If that happens, the air bags might not work properly in a crash, and shards from the broken system could fly out and cause injury. The automakers all have air bag systems made by Takata Corp., a Tokyo-based supplier of auto parts.

– Wire reports

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Internal Revenue Service Commissioner John Koskinen testifies Monday under subpoena before the House Oversight Committee, as lawmakers continue their probe of whether tea party groups were improperly targeted for increased scrutiny by the IRS, on Capitol Hill in Washington.

IRS commissioner says no obstruction of Congress in probe By STEPHEN OHLEMACHER The Associated Press WASHINGTON – The head of the IRS brushed aside accusations Monday that the agency has obstructed investigations into the targeting of tea party and other political groups, even as Republican lawmakers questioned his credibility. Commissioner John Koskinen was appearing at a rare evening hearing on Capitol Hill to answer questions about lost emails by a key figure in the probe. “I know tonight will be difficult, and it deserves to be difficult for both sides,” said Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., chairman of the House Oversight Committee. “We have a problem with you, and you have a problem with maintaining your credibility.” Issa accused Koskinen of misleading the Oversight Committee in the spring, when he promised to turn over Lois Lerner’s emails. Since then, the IRS has dis-

closed that Lerner’s computer crashed in 2011, losing an unknown number of those emails. Koskinen said he first learned there was a problem with Lerner’s computer in February, but didn’t learn that emails were lost until April. The IRS notified Congress June 13. Lerner is the former head of the division that processes applications for tax-exempt status. The Oversight Committee is investigating the handling of applications from tea party and other political groups. “I subpoenaed you here tonight because, frankly, I’m sick and tired of your game-playing in response to congressional oversight,” Issa told Koskinen. “You, commissioner, are the president’s hand-picked man to restore trust and accountability at the IRS. You testified under oath in March that you would produce all of Lois Lerner’s emails subpoenaed by this committee.” “Mr. Commissioner, at a

minimum you didn’t tell the whole truth that you knew on that day,” Issa added. Koskinen said, “All the emails we have will be provided. I did not say I would provide you emails that disappeared. If you have a magical way for me to do that I’d be happy to know about it.” He added, “I never said I would provide you emails we didn’t have.” Koskinen said congressional investigators were informed months ago that Lerner had computer problems back in 2011. Koskinen said emails provided to the committee last fall showed that Lerner’s computer had crashed. The emails indicate that Lerner had lost some data, although they don’t explicitly say that Lerner’s emails were lost. They were provided to congressional investigators as part of the tea party investigation. “So it should be clear that no one has been keeping this information from Congress,” Koskinen said.

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Massachusetts mayor says to stop sending my city refugees By PAIGE SUTHERLAND The Associated Press SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – A Massachusetts mayor is calling for an end to refugee resettlement in his city, saying Somali families are putting pressure on already strained services in Springfield, a onetime industrial center where nearly a third of the population lives below the poverty line. Mayor Domenic Sarno is the latest mayor to decry refugee resettlement, joining counterparts in New Hampshire in Maine in largely rare tensions with the State Department, which helps resettle refugees in communities across America. The mayor is drawing criticism from those who say this country has a moral obligation to help the outcast and refugees who say they’re being scapegoated for problems the city faced long before their arrival. “Why not talk about the problems in the city, why not talk about the houses that are unstable and in bad conditions, why only talk about the Somalis and Somali Bantus?” Mohammed Abdi, 72, said through an interpreter. Sarno, leader of the state’s third-largest city, first demanded last summer that the U.S. government stop sending refugees. But after recent inspections found Somali families living in overcrowded, pest-infested apartments without electricity and sometimes heat, he stepped up complaints, saying resettlement agencies are bringing in “warm-weath-

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Somali refugee Bollo Mohamed, 26, selects her daughter’s preschool uniform from a suitcase at their apartment June 13 in Springfield, Mass. Bollo keeps her daughter’s clothing in a closed suitcase to keep them clean as the family is short on drawer space. After recent inspections found Somali families living in overcrowded, pest-infested apartments without electricity and sometimes heat, Springfield mayor Domenic Sarno stepped up complaints, saying resettlement agencies are bringing in “warm-weather” refugees and dumping them into cold climates only to leave them dependent on the city. er” refugees and dumping them into cold climates only to leave them dependent on the city. “I have enough urban issues to deal with. Enough is enough,” Sarno said in an interview. “You can’t keep concentrating poverty on top of poverty.” Hard examples and evidence for the mayor’s stance are scant. The problems in the Somali housing have largely been attributed to neglectful landlords. The government does not track the number of refugees who rely on social services. The refugee population in Springfield of about 1,500 – around 380 of them Somali – represents about 1 percent of the city’s total of 153,000. And a 2014 report by the U.S. gov-

ernment found that Massachusetts ranked third in the nation for refugee employment, with 73 percent of refugees enrolled in state programs finding work. Madino Idoor, a 35-year-old Somali with seven children, spent 12 years in a refugee camp before coming to the U.S. in 2004. She works two jobs – one at Goodwill at Springfield and another as a dishwasher at the Barnes Air National Guard Base in nearby Westfield. “I can work hard and provide for my family,” Idoor said. “I do not need for the mayor to worry about me.” She and others wonder why the mayor is targeting an already vulnerable population, an idea reiterated Friday in a Boston Globe editorial.


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NATION BRIEFS was released after a yearlong U.S. memo justifying drone killings is released legal battle by The New York NEW YORK – The secret U.S. government memo outlining the justification for the use of drones to kill American terror suspects abroad was released by court order Monday, yielding the most detailed, inside look yet at the legal underpinnings of the Obama administration’s program of “targeted killings.” The 41-page memo – whose contents previously had been summarized and released piecemeal – was heavily redacted for national security reasons, with several entire pages and other passages whited out. But it argues among other things that a targeted killing of a U.S. citizen is permissible under a 2001 law passed by Congress soon after 9/11. That law empowered the president to use force against organizations that planned and committed the attacks. “The release of the memo will allow the public to better assess the lawfulness of the government’s targeted killing policy and the implications of that policy,” said Jameel Jaffer, an American Civil Liberties Union attorney who argued for release of the memo. “Despite the release of this memo, the public still knows scandalously little about who the government is killing and why.” He said the memo contains the first formal acknowledgment by the government that the CIA is involved in the program. The July 2010 memo was written by a Justice Department official who is now a federal appeals court judge. It

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Amtrak train hits vehicle on tracks, killing 3 BOSTON – An Amtrak train hit a vehicle that was apparently driving on train tracks in Massachusetts, killing three people in the vehicle and derailing the train, authorities said Monday. The crash also disrupted and delayed train service along the busy Northeast corridor. The train was derailed by the impact of the crash just before midnight in a remote area about 25 miles southwest of Boston, authorities said at a news conference near the crash site in Mansfield. None of the 180 passengers or crew aboard the train, which was heading to Boston from Washington, was injured. Amtrak had to temporarily cancel some service to and from Boston, but it was restored Monday morning, a spokesman said, adding that residual delays were expected in the Boston-New York corridor because trains would be operating on a single track. Commuter trains in Massachusetts also reported delays. The vehicle, possibly an SUV or a truck, was headed north toward Boston, MBTA Transit Police Deputy Chief Kenneth Sprague said. There were multiple places in the area where the vehicle could have driven onto the tracks, Mansfield Police Chief Ronald Sellon said, and it was not immediately clear which access point the vehicle had used or how long it had been on the tracks. – Wire reports

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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (left) stands Monday with Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, at the Prime Minister’s office in Baghdad. Kerry flew to Baghdad on Monday to meet with Iraq’s leaders and personally urge the Shiite-led government to give more power to political opponents before a Sunni insurgency seizes more control across the country and sweeps away hopes for lasting peace. ed against ISIL,” Kerry told a news conference, using the acronym for the al-Qaida-breakaway group, the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, that has captured huge swathes of Iraqi territory in the north and west. “Not next week, not next month, but now,” he said. “It is essential that Iraq’s leaders form a genuinely inclusive government as rapidly as possible.”

It was a dire warning to leaders of Iraq’s bitterly divided Shiite, Sunni and Kurdish communities that came at a time when the Middle Eastern nation was facing its worst crisis since the withdrawal of U.S. forces in late 2011 after eight years in Iraq. The Sunni fighters have virtually erased Iraq’s western border with Syria and also taken territory on the frontier with Jordan.

Afghan official quits in bid to end crisis The ASSOCIATED PRESS KABUL, Afghanistan – Afghanistan’s chief electoral officer resigned Monday, fulfilling a demand of a presidential candidate alleging fraud and raising hopes an end is in sight to a political crisis that has threatened to undermine the country’s first democratic transfer of authority. Zia ul-Haq Amarkhail told reporters that he denies any involvement in fraud but he is stepping down “for the national interest.” The standoff has forced the main election commission to hold off on releasing partial results from the June 14 runoff vote that pitted former Foreign Minister Abdullah Abdullah against ex-Finance Minister and World Bank official Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai. Whoever wins will lead the country as it undergoes a major transition from rule by

President Hamid Karzai, the only leader it has known since the 2001 U.S.-led invasion that ousted the Taliban. He also will face a strong challenge to end violence and improve the economy despite a resilient Taliban insurgency and declining foreign aid. Both candidates have promised to sign a security pact with the Obama administration that would allow nearly 10,000 American forces to remain in the country in a training capacity and to conduct counterterrorism operations. A disruption in the announcement of election results could mean another delay in finalizing that agreement, which was rebuffed by Karzai. One of the two candidates, Abdullah Abdullah has said his campaign monitors had recorded ballot box stuffing and other irregularities. He suspended cooperation with the vote counting process and

By HYUNG-JIN KIM The Associated Press SEOUL, South Korea – The South Korean army captured a soldier Monday who it says killed five comrades and then fled into the forest where he holed up with a rifle for two days before shooting himself as pursuers closed in. The massive manhunt ended when the 22-year-old sergeant, surnamed Yim, shot himself in the upper left chest as his father and brother approached, pleading with him to surrender, a Defense Ministry official said. The official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because of department rules, said Yim was taken to a hospital but his life wasn’t in danger. He didn’t elaborate. Defense Ministry spokesman Kim Min-seok said the soldier would be handed to military investigators later. Soldiers retrieved Yim’s rifle and ammunition at the site. South Koreans have worried about public safety in

the wake of an April ferry disaster that left more than 300 people dead or missing. And some in Seoul have questioned the discipline and readiness of South Korea’s military in the face of near-constant threats from North Korea, which has recently staged missile and artillery drills, traded fire with the South at sea and threatened South Korea’s leader. Troops had been chasing Yim since authorities said he killed five fellow soldiers and wounded seven Saturday night. He then fled his frontline unit with his standard-issue K2 assault rifle. He fired Sunday on the soldiers chasing him, injuring a platoon leader. On Monday, officials said a South Korean soldier was wounded by suspected friendly fire. Earlier Monday, troops surrounding Yim in the forest tossed him a mobile phone so he could talk to his father. They also threw him bread and bottled water. His parents went to the area to try to persuade him to surrender.


demanded Amarkhail be suspended, claiming the electoral official helped engineer the vote-rigging. Abdullah received news of Amarkhail’s resignation as he was holding a news conference. “The door is now open for us to talk to the commission and talk about the conditions and circumstances that will help the process,” he said. “We do believe in transparency of the process and we will defend the legitimacy of the process.” Western officials have long said they anticipated irregularities and the determining factor would be whether the vote rigging was sufficient to affect the overall outcome. The 2009 re-election of Karzai was marred by widespread ballot box stuffing and proxy voting, leading Abdullah, who was runner-up at the time, to refuse to participate in the runoff.

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BAGHDAD – Warning of the “existential threat” posed by Sunni militants, Secretary of State John Kerry said Monday the U.S. is prepared to take military action even if Baghdad delays political reforms, noting that the risks of letting the insurgency run rampant threaten dangers beyond Iraq’s borders. But he stressed military action would not be in support of the present Shiite-led government of Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki. Kerry, on a few hours’ visit to Baghdad, urged Iraq’s leaders to quickly set aside divisions as the only means of stopping the vicious Sunni insurgency and said Iraq’s future depended on choices Iraq’s leaders make in the next days and weeks. “The future of Iraq depends primarily on the ability of Iraq’s leaders to come together and take a stand unit-

S. Korea captures soldier 17 accused of killing 5 others

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Ag trade is bright spot for America The United States buys far more products from abroad than it exports. In 2013, for example, the U.S. trade deficit was nearly $475 billion, according a report published in May by The Associated Press. The overall track record of American companies in selling what they produce to the vast number of consumers who live outside U.S. borders has been unimpressive. A recent analysis or trade released by The U.S. Department of Agriculture estimated that only 1 percent of our nation’s companies are exporters. This longtime pattern of importing substantially more goods and services than are exported is one of the reasons the U.S. economy remains sluggish. It contributes to a disturbingly persistent amount of unemployment and underemployment. The dismal trade picture would be much worse if it were not for the impressive success of American farmers and ranchers and agricultural industries in finding and cultivating foreign markets. Late last month, the USDA released its Outlook for U.S. Agricultural Trade report. It documents that the agricultural sector of the American economy a trade bright spot. Additionally, it projects even more positive news in the years ahead. The USDA is estimating that in the current fiscal year agricultural exports will reach $149.5 billion. That’s even better than the department’s earlier projections by about $6.9 billion. The volume of U.S. agricultural exports is projected to be 31 percent higher in 2014 than it was in 2013. The USDA analysis concludes that 1 million American jobs are supported by agricultural exports. The bullish current-year picture for agricultural exports is part of a multiyear trend. According to the USDA, the 2009-2013 was the strongest five-year period in agricultural trade history. U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack underlined the importance of these numbers in a statement issued May 29. “This report indicates that the volume of U.S. agricultural exports has increased, which demonstrates an increasing global appetite for high-quality, American-grown products,” he said. He also said his department will be able to maintain and enhance its efforts to promote agricultural sales abroad as a result of provisions of the 2014 Farm Bill. “USDA is able to continue support for trade promotion and market expansion for U.S. agricultural products overseas - programs that return $35 in economic benefits for every dollar invested,” Vilsack said. “These efforts will ensure that America’s farmers and ranchers are well-positioned to capitalize on emerging export markets and continue to drive economic growth in rural America.”

See TRADE, page 19


Illinois media has fallen for spin Almost 90 percent of the “Yes for Independent Maps” petition entries tossed as invalid by the Illinois State Board of Elections this month were for people who were either not registered to vote or weren’t registered to vote at the address shown on the petitions, official documents show. The group is attempting to get a constitutional amendment on the ballot to reform the state’s indisputably hyper-partisan legislative redistricting process. Yet, the state’s media, led by the Chicago Tribune editorial page, has almost solely focused on problems with signatures that don’t match up to voter registration cards. It’s either a gross misunderstanding of the situation or a deliberate deception.

VIEWS Rich Miller The state board used a computer program to choose 25,000 petition entries at random out of the 500,000 or so entries turned in by the remap reform group. Board employees then examined the entries and struck 13,807 as invalid, for a failure rate of about 55 percent. Of those, 7,535 entries (55 percent of the total rejected) were from people who were not registered to vote, according to Board of Elections Director Rupert Borgsmiller. Another 4,565 (33 percent) were signers who weren’t registered to vote at the address shown on the petition. The Yes

for Independent Maps folks say they believe they can “rehabilitate” 4,130 of those, but that would be highly unusual. They need to restore somewhere between 2,500 and 3,000 petition entries. But despite the fact the remap reform group mainly lost petition challenges based on voter registration, the news media has stubbornly continued to focus on the relatively tiny fight over whether petition signatures matched up to signatures on voter registration cards. The reality is that just 937 petition entries (seven percent of the total rejected) were tossed because the signatures didn’t match up to voter registration files.

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• MILLER Continued from page 18

• TRADE Continued from page 18 That’s news farmers and ranchers across the U.S. should celebrate. It’s especially significant here in the Hawkeye State. Analysts estimate that every third row of Iowa crops is destined for a market outside the United


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To the Editor: The issue of homosexuality, much less gay marriage, obviously has been a huge one for many, many years – much longer than the 27 years I have been alive. But, even in these days, in a country that was founded on freedoms and equality above all, many of our own citizens are treated as sub-par citizens, just based on their sexuality. As a happily married, heterosexual American, I am outraged by this. During my years in the Army, I served alongside numerous homosexual men and women who had to hide who they truly were because of arcane rules and laws. When “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” was repealed in 2011, my friends and I celebrated. But they were still unable to have their partners recognized due to the Defense of Marriage Act, and their spouses could not get the same benefits that my wife enjoyed as a military spouse. Now, in 2014, less than half of our states recognize gay marriage. Nineteen out of 50 states have legalized it, with Wisconsin becoming the most recent state to stand up and say enough. That leaves God-only knows how many of our citizens, many of whom are probably hard-working, law-abiding citizens, from being able to live their life freely and happily. It is time we, as a country, leave behind this ’50s and ’60s mentality. It is time we embrace each other as fellow human beings, look toward the future, and learn to let go of our biases. We managed to let go of our prejudices, legally speaking, when it came to the black popula-

States. It is no exaggeration to claim that the prosperity of the Iowa farmer is closely tied to the economic well-being of consumers in a large number of faraway lands. It promises to be an increasingly important economic story in the decades ahead. Too few of the goods this country produces are compet-

itive in foreign marketplaces. That makes the record American farmers are achieving in exports all the more remarkable. It is an encouraging achievement at a time when sluggishness elsewhere in the U.S. economy remains a serious national concern. – Fort Dodge

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bipartisan solution to a nonpartisan problem. Our team introduced legislation that allowed for the appointment of two more members Jeff Alcott to the park board to break up the Wheaton influence of the majority and put those seats before voters as soon SOME BIPARTISAN as possible at the next municipal SOLUTIONS AGREED UPON election in 2015. To the Editor: Navigating the murky waters The Illinois General Assembly of passing this bill in the Genhas adjourned for the summer eral Assembly would not have and while our state still faces happened without the bipartisan many challenges, I was glad that support of Sen. Bertino-Tarrant we were able to reach some and Rep. Natalie Manley. With bipartisan solutions, including one their help the bill was able to pass that addressed a pressing local the House and the Senate and concern. now only needs Governor Quinn’s For many months we witnessed signature to become law. As you the Plainfield Park District Board may know this will be my last year struggle with accountability, in the General Assembly since I transparency and proper manam giving up my seat to run for agement. Reckless decisions left state Treasurer. It has been a truly residents wondering what had wonderful experience representing happened to the traditionally well- and helping this area through times run and respected park district. of unprecedented growth and Even after concerns were raised expansion. Thank you for all your about the direction of the park support throughout the years and I district, the majority of the board hope that we can continue working continued to move the board in together to keep this area a great the wrong direction. place to live and work. With few options to address this confounding problem, we Tom Cross developed an innovative legisla• Cross is the Illinois State Repretive remedy. Working with Rep. sentative for the 97th District and Natalie Manley and Sen. Jennifer the Republican nominee for state Bertino-Tarrant we developed a treasurer. tion. Now let us take another step in the right direction and do the same for homosexuals.

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Another 721 (five percent) were tossed because the Board’s staff examiners couldn’t read the signatures and/or the address to figure out who the person actually was. Yet, a Chicago Associated Press story published last week focused solely on “signatures,” as did a Tribune news story, as did two Tribune editorials, as did pretty much everyone else. Obviously, if the problem is merely matching up signatures, that’s a subjective exercise and ripe for potential abuse. But the real problem with the remap petitions is unregistered or improperly registered voters. These things simply are not subjective. “It’s because of a backroom process, an uneven, rushed process, that it had gotten to this point,” remap reformer Michael Kolenc told reporters last week. The “uneven” process has also been highlighted three times by the Tribune editorial board, and it’s yet another grotesque distortion of the facts. A June 5 Tribune editorial claimed “Individual examiners’ invalidation rates ranged from 17 percent to 86 percent.” In one of two editorials last week, the Tribune finally admitted that they were talking about just two Board staffers. “Should we take the word of the elections board examiners as gospel? One examiner disqualified 86 percent of the signatures he or she checked. Another examiner disqualified only 17 percent.” So, what about those two examiners? Well, if you look at the actual data you’ll see

that the two staffers in question examined only a handful of entries. A tiny sample of a five percent total sample can mathematically explain any wild individual variations. The Board assigned 38 staffers to the examination task. One staffer looked at just a single entry, so let’s toss him out. Of the rest, the number of signatures examined ranged from 1,714 down to 91, for an average of 676 examined and a median of 711. The staffer who “disqualified only 17 percent” examined just 92 petition entries. The staffer who “disqualified 86 percent” looked at just 183 entries. The overwhelming majority of the examiners had pretty close to the final rate of 55 percent invalid. Borgsmiller also noted that in the last two days of the examination process, his staff’s validation rate jumped to over 60 percent. Borgsmiller said that most of the petitions looked at during that period were from Downstate. The Yes for Independent Maps group had several solid Downstate volunteers, particularly in central Illinois. The bottom line here is that this state’s media has fallen for spin that’s made the Board of Elections look like some evil entity. If that’s so, then why did the Board certify Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner’s widely hated by insiders term limits constitutional amendment last week? The most likely answer is almost always the simplest. Rauner obviously ran a tight ship. The remap folks apparently did not.

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Courtney a chip off the old Force block John’s daughter hoping to make Funny Car noise at Route 66 NHRA legend John Force has been quoted that his daughter, Courtney, “looks like her mom and races like me.” That’s good on both fronts. Courtney, 25, competes in the Funny Car division, where her dad made his name. One of the exciting young stars in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, she will be at Route 66 Raceway this weekend for the O’Reilly Auto Parts Route 66 Nationals, hoping to move up in the standings. She is running sixth, 312 points behind leader Robert Hight, her teammate and brotherin-law. John Force is third, 257 points down and three points behind Alexis De Joria. Force’s half-sister, Ashley, used to race in Funny Car. She had four victories on her resume, the same number Courtney has now, before exiting to start a family. Force’s sister, Brittany, runs in the NHRA Top Fuel division and is ninth in those

standings. “It’s a big family business, no doubt about it,” said Courtney Force, the youngest of four sisters. “This will be my third time racing here [at Route 66] in a Funny Car. “I remember we always had fun at that track when we used to come watch my dad. That race was how we started our summer. It’s neat to be racing on the same track where we watched my dad race.” Who knows, father and daughter oppose each other this weekend, perhaps in Sunday’s finals. “My dad and I are pretty close against each other, something like 5-4,” Courtney said. “That helps make this a fun job. When we get up to the line against each other, I always try to do something to screw him up. “I’m thankful for where my career has taken me. My dad didn’t believe it at first that this is what I wanted to do. I pestered him enough that he let me do it.”

VIEWS Dick Goss Force, who has a communications degree from Cal State-Fullerton, is athletic. In her youth, she danced and competed in gymnastics. She was a cheerleader In high school “but I also was in auto shop and welding,” she said. “It was the best of all worlds.” She burst onto the Funny Car scene in 2012, when she earned Rookie of the Year honors after finishing fifth in the standings, the best finish for a rookie in Funny Car. As much as racing is in her blood and racing against her dad is a rush, Force said her No. 1 thrill came in late May when she beat Cruz Pedregon to win the NHRA Kansas Nationals at Heartland Park Topeka. That was the historic 100th event won by a woman in NHRA history.

Shirley Muldowney, the grand marshal of the Route 66 Nationals and winner of 18 of those races, must still be smiling. “It was pretty surreal, getting the 100th win by a female,” Force said. “It could have been any of the females out here who got the win. It was true luck that I was in the right place at the right time. My team did a great job putting me in position to get it. “I was close [to securing the 100th] the previous weekend at Atlanta and I was crushed when I didn’t get it. The 100th is definitely the top trophy for me. I’m the only one who will have No. 100 for women next to her name forever. It’s huge to be able to represent women in our sport.” Women currently competing in the professional levels of the Mello Yello Drag Racing Series are Force and De Joria in Funny Car, Brittany Force and Leah Pritchett in Top Fuel, points

leader Erica Enders-Stevens in Pro Stock and Katie Sullivan and Angie Smith in Pro Stock Motorcycle. When you’re handling a 10,000-horsepower car that accelerates to 320 mph in about four seconds, you are an athlete, whether male or female. Force’s athletic build, coupled with her occupation, caught the attention of ESPN The Magazine, which had her on the cover of ESPN’s The Body Issue in 2013. “The ESPN Body Issue was a cool thing,” Force said. “They approached me earlier and I turned it down because I wanted to make a name in the sport first. “They came back the following season, and I thought, ‘Why not showcase what we do?’ I work hard in the gym. I put my full self into it. Why not showcase that?” Indeed, why not? • Dick Goss can be reached at

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Courtney Force will drive her Funny Car during the O’Reilly Auto Parts Route 66 Nationals this weekend at Route 66 Raceway.



New faces hope to keep Warriors rolling

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“[Nick] Trollian is our three-technique guy. He’s a leader of our defense. [Trey] Tellez is really a good player and is only a sophomore, and [Pete] King is returning. Other than that, every defensive position is up for grabs.”

By DICK GOSS JOLIET – In an area that features a glut of quality high school football teams year after year, Lincoln-Way West needed little time to establish that it belongs. The Warriors were 2-7 in 2009, their first year of existence. Since then, they have a 33-12 overall record and have qualified for the playoffs the past four seasons. They finished 8-3 in 2010 and 7-3 in 2011 under Mark Vander Kooi. Dave Ernst took over when Vander Kooi became athletic director at Lincoln-Way East. Ernst’s first two Warriors teams both were quarterfinalists, finishing 8-4 in 2012 and 10-2 last season. The quarterfinal losses in Class 5A have been gut-wrenching. West lost to Joliet Catholic by a matter of inches, 21-20, in 2012 and last season had a tough second half on a muddy track and lost at Sycamore, 21-14. Sycamore also beat the Warriors, 34-21, in the 2013 season opener. West lost a majority of its starters to graduation, so continuing on the winning path this season will be a challenge. But if inexperienced players come through, the talent is there to make it interesting. “We lost a lot, but we’re not poor,” Ernst said during his team’s appearance last week at the University of St. Francis 7-on-7 Passing Jamboree at Memorial Stadium. The Warriors’ strength is their offensive line. Junior Justin Witt, senior Jake Zola, senior Simon Egner, junior Bryan Brokop and senior Jake Heckler will line up from left tackle to right tackle. They average 6-foot-4½ and more than 260 pounds. “We have some of the best linemen we’ve had,” Ernst said. Although a junior, Brokop already has offers from Nebraska, Illinois, Kentucky, Syracuse and North Carolina State, among others. The O-line will block for a pair of juniors who will attempt to fill the shoes of allstater Javier Montalvo. One

Dave Ernst Lincoln-Way West football coach

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TOP: Lincoln-Way West quarterback Dino Burrelli looks downfield to pass against the Bradley-Bourbonnais defense Thursday at the University of St. Francis 7-on-7 Passing Jamboree at Memorial Stadium in Joliet. Burrelli, a sophomore, is in contention for the starting quarterback job. ABOVE: Lincoln-Way West senior receiver Sam Bellamy makes a catch. is Javier’s brother, Gabe Montalvo, and the other is Adam Knerr.

“Both of those guys could play some defense, too,” Ernst said. “I feel real good about our

two tailbacks.” The quarterback job will fall to a sophomore, either

Connor Lowman, Dino Burelli or both. “The thing about them is they are not like regular sophomores,” Ernst said. “They run and throw well. We may play both of them.” Joe Shirley, Sam Bellamy and Kurtis Flonder, all seniors, provide a good array of receivers, along with junior tight end Ben Zordani. New faces will be abound as well on the defensive side. For example, “The last two years, I could pencil in the two Grays at safety,” Ernst said of twins Alex and Andrew. “Now, we’re not sure who will play there.” The returning defensive regulars are tackle Nick Trollian, sophomore linebacker Trey Tellez and cornerback Pete King. Cody Marconi, the regular fullback last season, is 6-2, 240 and may play the defensive tackle opposite Trollian. “Trollian is our three-technique guy,” Ernst said. “He’s a leader of our defense. Tellez is really a good player and is only a sophomore, and King is returning. Other than that, every defensive position is up for grabs.” Ernst said he and his coaching staff are working with a young team. “We have a small senior class in terms of numbers, but they’re good seniors,” he said. There are some ifs, perhaps more than in the previous couple of summers. But the Warriors have grown accustomed to winning, and as Ernst said, “We’re not poor.”


North DuPage River Pony Stars sweep South SUBMITTED REPORT CREST HILL – The weather tried valiantly to control the DuPage River Pony Conference finals, with Saturday’s downpour forcing postponement of the scheduled third-place and championship games. Things were back on for Sunday, however, and after the third-place and championship games, the North and South All-Star teams, consisting of players from Channahon, Stone City, Whiteford, Crest Hill and St. Joe’s, played their traditional doubleheader at Richland

School. North swept, beating South, 5-1, and 3-0. In Game 1, Crest Hill pitcher Eddie Valdez, who had a 1.38 regular-season ERA and 100 strikeouts, held South to one run on six hits while striking out 11, walking none and hitting one. After two scoreless innings, North got on the board when Whiteford’s Zach Sherrill hit a two-run homer, scoring Stone City’s Cole Smith, who had singled and stolen second. In the bottom of the fourth, South cut the lead to 2-1 on a single by St. Joe’s Nick Pauly and a double by St. Joe’s Zach

Bebar. North scored twice in the sixth on a double by Stone City’s Jake Sobun, an error and singles by Valdez and Stone City’s Sarah Gersch, the first female ever selected to the all-conference games. Crest Hill’s Nathaniel Magalon and Isaiah Zaragoza executed a suicide squeeze to increase North’s lead to 5-1, closing out the scoring. For South, Troy’s Zach Offerman pitched six innings, allowing five runs on seven hits with seven strikeouts, no walks and two hit batsmen. Valdez doubled for the North. Pauly, St. Joe’s Nick Trevino

and Bebar had two hits for the South. In Game 2, Zaragoza, who sported a 0.88 regular-season ERA, posted the first shutout in the history of the all-conference games. He allowed four hits, stuck out five and walked two. Zaragoza got all of the runs he needed in the bottom of the first. Valdez led off with a single, Zaragoza sacrificed and Stone City’s Cole Smith singled, Sherrill followed with his second homer of the night, a three-run shot. Crest Hill’s James Epting had a double and Whiteford’s Neal Messino and RJ Kohlst-

edt singled for the North. For the South, Channahon Sports Huddle pitcher Zach Gessner also pitched well. After giving up the three-run homer, he allowed no runs. In six innings, he struck out six, walked three and hit one. He allowed five singles and a double, in addition to Sherrill’s decisive homer. Adding hits for South were Channahon Troutman Excavating’s Austin Markee and St. Joe’s Pauly, Bebar and Dan Dominguez. For the North, Sobun closed out the game, pitching the seventh inning, allowing no hits and striking out two.


Wienkauf wins ARCA Midwest Tour Calypso 100/Wayne Carter Classic SUBMITTED REPORT MORRIS – Chris Weinkauf led wire-to-wire en route to winning the 100-lap ARCA Midwest Tour Calypso 100/ Wayne Carter Classic on Friday night at Grundy County Speedway. That marked the first ARC victory for the Weinkauf, 39.

Weinkauf won the first of the two heats and started the feature on the pole. Nick Barstad, the other heat winner, also started in the front row, but Weinkauf moved ahead of him early on. Jonathan Eilen, the 2013 race winner, and Ty Majeski mounted challenges, but about two-thirds of the way through

the race, Weinkauf pulled away for good. Majeski finished second and Eilen third. Grundy points leader Ricky Baker was the top local finisher, taking fourth place. Eddie Hoffman was fifth, Cardell Porter sixth, Nathan Haseleu seventh, Matt Kocourek eighth and James Swan ninth. In other racing, Chris

Woodall won the second leg of the Grundy/Illiana Street Stock Challenge. Eddie Ligue finished second. Peter Hernandez, Bob Davis, Jacob McKown and Craig Matteson rounded out the top six. Michael Gerike, Mark Ross Jr. and Davis won street stock heats.

Spencer Leake won the second leg of the Grundy/Illiana Pure Stocks Challenge. Ryan Lagestee was second, followed by Ricky Wilson, Dan Schmeissing, Matt Baikie and Blaine Passini. Tom Crawford St., Ryan Gilliam and Schmeissing won pure stock heats. Justin Mikel won the semi-feature.

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ABOVE LEFT: The DuPage River Pony All-Conference South team members were Zach Offerman, Troy Titans Blue; Zach Gessner, Channahon Sports Huddle; Nick Pauly, St. Joe’s Thunder; Brian Krippel, Channahon Sports Huddle; Austin Markee, Channahon Troutman Excavating; Nick Trevino, St. Joe’s Thunder; Zach Bebar, St. Joe’s Thunder; Nico Gutierrez, St. Joe’s Thunder; Ryan Casey, Troy Titans Blue; Danny Dominguez, St. Joe’s Thunder; Sam Horvath, St. Joe’s Thunder; Zach Corcoran. St. Joe’s; Derek Wentworth, Channahon Sports Huddle; Manager Jamie Bebar, St. Joe’s Thunder. ABOVE RIGHT: DuPage River Pony All-Conference North team members are Jake Sobun,Stone City, RJ Kohlstedt, Whiteford Dale Athletic Club; Eddie Valdez, Crest Hill Sports Huddle; Bobby Ogden, Crest Hill Sports Huddle; Ethan Darley, Whiteford Dale Athletic Club; Neil Messino, Whiteford Dale Athletic Club; Sarah Gersch, Stone City; Isaiah Zaragoza, Crest Hill Sports Huddle; Ryan Hirsch, Whiteford Dale Athletic Club; Zach Sherrill, Whiteford Dale Athletic Club; Nathjaniel Magolan, Crest Hill Sports Huddle; Cole Smith,Stone City; James Epting, Crest Hill Sports Huddle, and Manager Joe Marshall, Crest Hill Sports Huddle.

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BASEBALL American League CENTRAL DIVISION W L Pct Detroit 40 32 .556 Kansas City 40 36 .526 Cleveland 37 39 .487 Minnesota 36 38 .486 White Sox 35 42 .455 EAST DIVISION W L Pct Toronto 43 35 .551 Baltimore 40 35 .533 New York 39 36 .520 Boston 35 41 .461 Tampa Bay 31 47 .397 WEST DIVISION W L Pct Oakland 47 29 .618 Los Angeles 41 33 .554 Seattle 40 36 .526 Texas 35 40 .467 Houston 33 44 .429

GB — 2 5 5 7½ GB — 1½ 2½ 7 12 GB — 5 7 11½ 14½

Monday’s Results Baltimore 6, White Sox 4 Toronto 8, N.Y. Yankees 3 Pittsburgh 8, Tampa Bay 1 Kansas City 5, L.A. Dodgers 3 Boston at Seattle (n) Tuesday’s Games White Sox (Quintana 3-7) at Baltimore (Mi.Gonzalez 4-4), 6:05 p.m. N.Y. Yankees at Toronto, 6:07 p.m. Oakland at N.Y. Mets, 6:10 p.m. Pittsburgh at Tampa Bay, 6:10 p.m. Detroit at Texas, 7:05 p.m. Atlanta at Houston, 7:10 p.m. L.A. Dodgers at Kansas City, 7:10 p.m. Cleveland at Arizona, 8:40 p.m. Minnesota at L.A. Angels, 9:05 p.m. Boston at Seattle, 9:10 p.m. National League CENTRAL DIVISION W L Pct Milwaukee 47 31 .603 St. Louis 42 35 .545 Cincinnati 38 37 .507 Pittsburgh 38 38 .500 Cubs 31 43 .419 EAST DIVISION W L Pct Washington 40 35 .533 Atlanta 38 37 .507 Miami 38 38 .500 New York 35 41 .461 Philadelphia 34 41 .453 WEST DIVISION W L Pct San Francisco 45 30 .600 Los Angeles 42 36 .538 Colorado 34 42 .447 San Diego 32 44 .421 Arizona 32 47 .405

GB — 4½ 7½ 8 14 GB — 2 2½ 5½ 6 GB — 4½ 11½ 13½ 15

Monday’s Results Cincinnati 6, Cubs 1 Miami 4, Philadelphia 0 Pittsburgh 8, Tampa Bay 1 Kansas City 5, L.A. Dodgers 3 Washington 3, Milwaukee 0 St. Louis 8, Colorado 0 San Diego at San Francisco (n) Tuesday’s Games Cincinnati (Bailey 7-3) at Cubs (Arrieta 3-1), 7:05 p.m. Miami at Philadelphia, 6:05 p.m. Oakland at N.Y. Mets, 6:10 p.m. Pittsburgh at Tampa Bay, 6:10 p.m. Atlanta at Houston, 7:10 p.m. L.A. Dodgers at Kansas City, 7:10 p.m. Washington at Milwaukee, 7:10 p.m. St. Louis at Colorado, 7:40 p.m. Cleveland at Arizona, 8:40 p.m. San Diego at San Francisco, 9:15 p.m. Frontier League EAST DIVISION W L Washington 20 13 Evansville 18 14 Southern Illinois 18 15 Lake Erie 17 16 Florence 15 17 Traverse City 13 20 Frontier 8 25 WEST DIVISION W L Gateway 22 13 River City 20 13 Schaumburg 20 13 Normal 15 16 Rockford 15 16 Joliet 14 18 Windy City 13 19

Pct .606 .563 .545 .515 .469 .394 .242

GB — 1½ 2 3 4½ 7 12

Pct GB .629 — .606 1 .606 1 .484 5 .484 5 .438 6½ .406 7½

Monday’s Results No games scheduled Tuesday’s Games Joliet at River City, 7:05 p.m. Traverse City at Washington, 9:35 a.m. Rockford at Lake Erie, 6:05 p.m. Florence at Evansville, 6:35 p.m. Windy City at Normal, 7 p.m. Frontier at Southern Illinois, 7:05 p.m. Wednesday’s Games Joliet at River City, 11:05 a.m. Florence at Evansville, 12:05 p.m. Rockford at Lake Erie, 6:05 p.m. Washington at Traverse City, 6:05 p.m. Windy City at Normal, 7 p.m. Frontier at Southern Illinois, 7:05 p.m.

Team can’t afford to miss on Melo, unless ... Bay, and Steve Kerr holds up a trophy before Thibodeau.

By JOE COWLEY Every interview, every rumor and every Instagram post carries weight these days. All to be examined ad nauseam like some sort of hieroglyphic that will sort the mysteries of this NBA offseason. But for the Bulls, it’s very AP file photo simple: Everything has been The New York Knicks’ Carmelo Anthony (left) passes the ball past the pushed on the table in an all-orBulls’ D.J. Augustin during the first half April 13 in New York. nothing attempt to add a companion to six lonely trophies to deal Kevin Love. A lot can numerous calls to Anthony’s that have been collecting dust former coaches to find out what happen in two weeks. since 1998. makes the elite scorer tick. What we know: Rose not only Coach Tom Thibodeau often What we don’t know: What’s has a strong friendship with says, “This is a make-or-miss Anthony’s asking price? Then Love, but the two are workout league.” But for the Bulls, they there’s Derrick Rose, who is partners. Love wants to play for seemingly have reached the good friends with Kevin Love. a winner and indicated that the point where there is no room for Sources indicated Rose was Bulls were one of the places he misses. initially cool on Anthony over would like to land if Minnesota Love, but has since changed his does trade him. MELO DRAMA stance. What we don’t know: Reports Welcome to Plan A for the Best-case scenario: Anthony out of Minnesota have the is a man of his word, and can Bulls, as the courting of now Timberwolves back and forth live comfortably off endorsefree agent, Carmelo Anthony, on when they want to move ment money, plus the pay-cut started back in February at Love. Also, for any team to he would take to play with Noah acquire Love they need to know the All-Star Game, with center and Rose. Joakim Noah selling the sevwhat his asking price is after he Bulls’ nightmare: Anthony en-time All-Star in exploring can opt out of his contract next drags the process on while good season. the idea of wearing the red and friend LeBron James makes black. Best-case scenario: The “The Decision 2.0,” using the What we know: Anthony Bulls move picks 16 and 19 to officially opted out of his Knicks Bulls before eventually leaving Minnesota, along with Gibson deal Monday, looking to test the them empty-handed to team and Tony Snell. Playing with market. The forward reportedly with James. Rose is more important than a has done his research on life max deal for Love, so he inks an in Chicago for not only himFALLING OUT OF LOVE extension for $14 million a year, Two weeks ago, several self, but his family. It’s been a allowing the Bulls to still add sources indicated the Bulls had pieces. two-way street, with multiple the best offer on the table for sources telling the Sun-Times Bulls’ nightmare: Golden State the Minnesota Timberwolves ups the ante, Love goes to the that Thibodeau has made

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As the Spurs showed in the Finals in beating Miami, a deep bench is never a bad thing. The NBA is a copycat league, and with the Bulls severely short-handed the past few years, well, more bodies are definitely required. What we know: Arron Afflalo is on the trade radar for a draft pick, and Nikola Mirotic is in Spain, waiting to see if this is the year he plays in the NBA, while there are a handful of solid free agents who can give Thibodeau a much deeper team. What we don’t know: With James, Anthony and even Chris Bosh all unknowns, would going the depth route even be good enough to overcome a roster with three superstars on it? At least in the Eastern Conference it hasn’t worked yet. Best-case scenario: Afflalo is acquired for a pick, the Bulls add Adreian Payne with their other pick, Mirotic waits one more season, while Shawn Marion and Devin Harris come on the cheap, thanks to Carlos Boozer being amnestied. Bulls nightmare: Big-name free agents go elsewhere, middle-name free agents aren’t interested, and on opening night 2014-15, Bulls fans have to hear Boozer yell “Gimme dat!’’ on the first rebound he grabs. And yes, he’s still in a Bulls uniform.


WHAT TO WATCH College baseball Virginia vs. Vanderbilt, 7 p.m., ESPN


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Davis pinch-HR carries Orioles over White Sox BALTIMORE – Chris Davis interrupted his frustrating season with a pinch-hit, threerun homer in the ninth inning to

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‘YOU NEED SOME TIME TO RECOVER’ Physical therapist/athletic trainer says to not push young athletes too hard By JEANNE MILLSAP Shaw Media Correspondent


HOREWOOD – Recent Joliet West High School graduate Anthony DiNardo knows all about the effects repetitive throws can have on a body. A baseball and football player for his school and a traveling baseball team, DiNardo dislocated his shoulder during a baseball game on his traveling team during a multigame tournament weekend. “It wasn’t even that painful,” DiNardo said. “I wasn’t even sure what happened. I got up, and my arm was like stuck over my head. ... I thought it was a muscle spasm or something.” An MRI showed evidence of previous tears in DiNardo’s shoulder ligaments. He said it was suggested the damage was from years of pitching. His options were therapy or surgery. With his football season two months away, he chose rehab and immediately began therapy. However, his position as quarterback proved to be too much for his recovering throwing arm and DiNardo’s shoulder dislocated once again. This time, it was more serious. “It was stuck down at my side this time,” DiNardo said. “They put it back in right on the field and put a sling on it.” DiNardo was taken to the hospital. Playing was out of the question for the rest of the season. Shoulder labrum instability surgery was scheduled two weeks out. The rest of that fall and winter, all DiNardo wanted was to get his body back in condition for the 2013 baseball season. He planned smart – no travel team and no pitching – only hitting for that season. He worked with his Shorewood physical therapist. It went well, and DiNardo was able to fully throw himself into his senior year

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Physical therapist Jeff Lyon (left) works Thursday with Anthony DiNardo at Newsome & Smith Physical Therapy Center in Shorewood. football season. “He told me he wasn’t sure how my shoulder would hold up,” DiNardo said, “but it was important to me.” DiNardo not only completed that year’s football season, he set the school record for touchdowns and passing yards. He made All Conference SouthWest Suburban Blue his senior year to add to his freshman year all conference listing in baseball. Yet another labrum instability surgery was needed in January and DiNardo is still in rehabilitation from that one, he said. There will be no baseball this year, although he hopes to return full strength for collegiate sports in a few months, DiNardo added. When considering sports for children, parents should not encourage yearround participation in the same sport. And they should not overdo a

sport during the season, either. That’s the recommendation of the American Sports Medicine Institute. “The overhead throwing motion [in baseball] is one of the most violent motions in sports,” said Tony Testin, physical therapist with Newsome Physical therapy in Shorewood. “The average internal rotation velocity for an accelerating arm at 85 miles per hour is 7,000 degrees per second. That’s a huge amount of torque that’s put on the joints in the shoulder and elbow.” The windmill throw of softball is not quite as bad, Testin said, but overhead throwing causes an enormous strain on muscles, joints and especially ligaments. Testin said he has seen in recent years an increase in the number of elbow injuries in young baseball players, some

of which result in surgery and long-lasting physical repercussions. Most of these injuries are do to overuse, he added. Physical therapist/athletic trainer Kendra Erickson, of Newsome Physical Therapy at Louis Point in Joliet, said many athletes are able to regain their mechanics and come back after an injury, but it’s important for parents to advocate for their young athletes. This will help prevent joint injuries and halt ones that are progressing. “The big push now is to get kids not to play the same sport yearround,” Erickson said. “It can take a toll on your body. With repetitive stresses, your body’s going to start to break down. Even professional players have an off season. You need some time to recover.” Erickson said during off seasons, youth athletes can work on their core or partic-

ipate in a sport that does not overuse the same joints and muscles. Her practice also offers a video analysis program for pitchers, which can show when throwing mechanics may potentially injure a young athlete. For instance, Erickson said, if an analysis shows the elbow is lower than the shoulder during a throw, a change may be recommended. Erickson said the results are then given to the child’s coach. Identifying problems early can help prevent future injuries, she added. Parents should make sure coaches don’t push the kids too hard. They should also pay attention to any problems they may see when the child is playing, even if the child doesn’t complain. “They don’t want to stop,” she said. “So they may not tell you.”

HEALTH BRIEFS JOLIET – Are you afraid of falling? Do you feel unsteady? If you or someone you love is having difficulty walking or feels unsteady, it is time to discover why. The Gait Disorder and Fall Prevention Clinic offers a multidisciplinary approach to early detection and treatment that can help prevent falls and loss of independence. Call 815725-4367 for an appointment with a gait disorder and balance specialist at Presence NeuroScience Institute, 333 N. Madison St., Joliet.

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Dr. Greg Lewis (left to right), past Charity Classic chair; Dr. Mukund Komanduri, Pandola-Lewis awardee; Beth Hughes, regional president and CEO, Presence Saint Joseph Medical Center; and Dr. Tom Burns, Charity Classic chair, pose after a recent charity golf outing. Golfers attending the Presence Saint Joseph Medical Center Foundation’s 30th annual Charity Golf Classic raised a record-breaking amount, $190,000, in gross revenue to benefit the medical center’s Greatest Needs. More than 250 golfers participated in the event (June 11) at Cog Hill Golf & Country Club in Lemont. This year’s event honored Komanduri with the Pandola-Lewis Award for his clinical leadership and many contributions to our community.

JOLIET – Physicians at the Community Health Center, 1106 Neal Avenue in Joliet, perform school, sports, and camp physicals every Monday through Saturday by appointment. Physicals cost $25. To schedule an appointment, call 815-727-8670. Need a physical but prefer not to make an appointment? On July 17, walk-in physicals will be available from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Dental exams also are available by appointment. For dental appointments, call 815-7747300. Immunizations will also be available. Please bring school

Children younger than 17 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Questions regarding clinical services available through the Will County Community Health Center should be directed to 815-7278670. More information is available at

Frankfort students raise money for cystic fibrosis FRANKFORT – Grand Prairie Elementary School students in the kindergarten class of

teacher Danielle Pizzolato organized a fundraising effort for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. With the help of other classes at the school, they raised $2,852 for the cause, in honor of Dean Burns, brother of their classmate Evie Burns. Dean was born with cystic fibrosis, a genetic condition that affects his digestive and respiratory systems. As part of the kindergarten class persuasive letter writing unit, the students wrote letters to teachers and classes at the school to help them collect coins and called the effort

Cross Hospital, Pavilion A, Suite 370 1900 Silver Cross Blvd., New Lenox, and Dr. Ananda Pillai, family practice physician with Physicians of Essington 1051 Essington Road, #100, Joliet, will offer discounted school, sport and camp physicals for students age 6 years and older through Sept. 30. Cost is $45. Cash, check or credit/debit card accepted at time of appointment – insurance will not be billed. Call 815-300-1450 to schedule an appointment with Primary Care Professionals and 815-744-4440 for Physicians of Essington.

Senior ‘Strong and Sturdy’ class will be in Joliet

JOLIET – Presence Saint Joseph Medical Center, 333 N. Madison St., Joliet, offers a great opportunity for seniors to exercise and keep in shape. As a member of our Cardio Pulmonary Fitness Center, work out in the gym or join our Strong & Sturdy Exercise Class. Strong & Sturdy incorporates a variety of movement exercises, along with the use of exercise bands, balls Discounted school, and light hand held weights. sports physicals offered Classes are held twice a week. NEW LENOX – Dr. Thomas Lee Call 815-725-7133, ext. 3090, and Dr. Priya Shastri, family practice physicians with Primary option 4. – The Herald-News Care Professionals at Silver

Forty-three local physicians rank in the top percent of hospitals nationwide THE HERALD-NEWS NEW LENOX – Silver Cross recently recognized 43 physicians on the hospital’s medical staff for outstanding patient satisfaction from January 2013 to December 2013. According to our patients, these doctors rank in the top 1 percent in the country for patient satisfaction: Dr. Diana Burda, internal medicine, Homer Glen Dr. John Bush, obstetrics/ gynecology, Frankfort/Orland Park Dr. Daniel Co, internal medicine, Lockport Dr. Robert Daley, orthopedic surgery, New Lenox/ Joliet Dr. Mark Danielson, gener-

al surgery, Joliet Dr. Michael DeMaertelaere, family practice, Frankfort Dr. William Farrell, orthopedic surgery, New Lenox/ Palos Heights Dr. Reza Gamagami, general surgery, New Lenox Dr. Franciso Garcini, obstetrics/gynecology, New Lenox Dr. Joseph Hindo, internal medicine, Joliet Dr. Thomas Hurley, neurosurgery, New Lenox Dr. Christopher Joyce, general surgery, New Lenox Dr. Thomas Kazmierczak, obstetrics/gynecology, Morris Dr. Dalius Kedainis, internal medicine, Lockport Dr. Paul Kirchner, podiat-

ric surgery, New Lenox Dr. Timothy Kisla, ophthalmology, New Lenox Dr. Brian Lahmann, general surgery, New Lenox Dr. Eligijus Lelis, ophthalmology, New Lenox/Joliet Dr. Kerry Marcheschi, family practice, New Lenox Dr. Nahla Merhi, gynecology, New Lenox Dr. Maureen Mietelski, obstetrics/gynecology, Frankfort/Orland Park Dr. Kimberly Mitchell, emergency medicine, New Lenox/Homer Glen Dr. Mark Moran, orthopedic surgery, Joliet/Palos Heights Dr. Boris Nulman, anesthesiology, New Lenox Dr. Brian Ragona, internal medicine, Joliet/Shorewood

Dr. Anthony Rinella, orthopedic spine surgery, Homer Glen Dr. Timothy Russell, emergency medicine, New Lenox/ Homer Glen Dr. Laura Schulze, emergency medicine, NewLenox/ Homer Glen Dr. Cynthia Sink, podiatric surgery, Orland Park/Wilmington Dr. Rick Singh, family practice, New Lenox Dr. Heather Taras, Emergency Medicine, New Lenox Dr. Paul Trksak, orthopedic surgery, New Lenox/Joliet Dr. Peter Vienne Jr., obstetrics/gynecology, Morris In addition, these doctors rank in the Top 10 percent in the country for patient satis-

faction: Dr. Habib Abbasi, emergency medicine, New Lenox/ Homer Glen Dr. Wakas Ahmad, emergency medicine, New Lenox Dr. Vlad Badescu, internal medicine, Lemont/Manhattan Dr. Catherine Baker, internal medicine, Lemont Dr. Deirdra Greathouse-Williams, family practice, New Lenox Dr. Hermina Jeon, internal medicine, New Lenox Dr. Hysoo Ka-Widmann, obstetrics/gynecology, New Lenox Dr. Daniel Ramirez, internal medicine, New Lenox Dr. Majid Rassouli, ophthalmology, New Lenox/Joliet


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Schedule your physical at Community Health Center immunization records.

“Dimes for Dean.” During April and May, Pizzolato and Pizza’s team – named “Pizzolato and Pizza’s Pirates” – conducted their fundraising efforts by collecting dimes and other coins. All funds were donated to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Grand Prairie also had more than 30 administrators, teachers, staff, parents, and students walk in the Great Strides Walk in Orland Park on May 17. The fundraising effort also supports the District 157-C Character Counts character education program that teaches the children about the six pillars of character. These include trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring and citizenship. Since 2011, the Burn’s family has raised more than $100,000 for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. To learn more about Dean and keep up to date with his progress and the fundraising efforts on his behalf, visit www.

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Neuroscience institute offers clinic in Joliet


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Erik and Michelle Williams of Channahon stand with recently donated memory boxes for parents whose children die just before or after birth and to families who suffered a late-term miscarriage. Also standing with them: Marilyn Paolella, director of Women and Infant Services for Silver Cross Hospital; and Silver Cross Birthing Center nurses Hannah Fischer and Bev Huiner. home, as Michelle Williams waited in her hospital room for her husband to return from their car, she held not her new son, but a memory box. In memory of their son, they organized the area’s

first “A Walk to Remember” in October 2010 for Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day. Proceeds went to Angels of Hope, an organization based out of Coal City, that helps anyone dealing with the emotional or phys-

ical absence of a child. Since then, they have teamed up with Angels of Hope to do Sawyer’s Heart Project, which creates and gives memory boxes for hospitals to provide to families who suffer pregnancy or infant loss while in the hospital. Thus, this is “Sawyer’s Heart” donation. What the boxes contain depends on the sex and term of the child. There are boxes for micro preemie, preemie and fullterm babies. Micro preemie babies are born between 18 and 24 weeks. Preemies are babies who are born 24 to 36 weeks. All the boxes contain bereavement literature; copies of the books “When Hello Means Goodbye” and “The Christmas Box,” which are about grieving the loss of a child; foot/hand molds;

picture holders; blankets; a small stuffed animal and hand-knitted hats and/or booties. The micro preemie boxes contain “Angel Wraps,” which are hand-knitted wraps just the size for a micro preemie child. Preemie boxes contain preemie-size clothes and fullterm boxes newborn clothes. Some boxes contain disposable cameras. The majority of the items in the boxes were donated. At least a dozen people, some from other states, hand-knitted the items. Angels of Hope is a nonprofit corporation located in Morris that was created in August 2005 to serve as beacons of hope for anyone dealing with the emotional or physical absence of a child. For information on Angels of Hope, visit

FIREARMS AUCTION Fri, July 11th, Sat, July 12th and Sun, July 13th at Rock Island Auction Company in Rock Island, IL! Over 3000 lots, Nearly 7000 Firearms, 3300+ Items Classified as Antique or Curio & Relic, Over 700 Winchesters, Over 600 Colts, Nearly 800 Sporting Arms, Nearly 400 Military items. Manufacturers to include: Winchester, Smith & Wesson, Colt, Remington, Browning, Mauser, Savage, Ruger and more. Plus Edged Weapons, Ammunition, Books, Holsters, Firearms Parts, Randall Knives and more! To inquire about this sale or selling at auction call 1-800-238-8022, email: View catalog in full color and bid today at WWW.ROCKISLANDAUCTION.COM. Open to the public. Auction begins 9am Fri, July 11th Sat, July 12th & Sun, July 13th at 7819 42nd Street W. Rock Island, IL. Full day preview Thurs, July 10th 10am to 6pm and Fri-Sun July 11th-13th from 7:30am to 9am. 17.5% buyer’s premium for C/C, discount offered to 15% for pre-approved check or cash.


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NEW LENOX – To honor the memory of their son, Sawyer, who would have been 4 on June 1, and as part of their work with Angels of Hope, Inc., NFP, Erik and Michelle Williams of Channahon recently donated to Silver Cross Hospital memory boxes for parents whose children die just before or after birth and to families who suffered a late-term miscarriage. The boxes, which include a hand/footprint mold kit, baby blanket, clothing and a bereavement booklet, were given in honor of the Williams’ son, Sawyer, who died 4 years ago when he was just 2 days old from a congenital heart defect. Sawyer lived from June 1 to June 3, 2010. He was delivered just seven months into his mother’s pregnancy with a congenital heart defect that caused his blood not to get oxygenated and resulted in Sawyer having organ failure. On the day they went


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28 ‘Sawyer’s Heart’ donation comforts others at Silver Cross Hospital

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HEALTH CALENDAR • Babysitter’s Training Course – 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Morris Hospital, Whitman Assembly Room, 150 W. High Street in Morris. For youths age 11 and older. Registration fee is $40 and includes lunch. Class size is limited. Register online at www.morrishospital. org/events or call 815-7057365. Thursday • Find Your Balance with Presence Health – 6 p.m., Presence Healing Arts Pavilion, 410 E. Lincoln Hwy, New Lenox. Tips for reducing stress and adapting to life’s challenges. Learn relaxation techniques and

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the importance of self-breast exams and breast health. Also enjoy cocktails and appetizers and enter to win some raffle prizes. Call 877-737-4636 to register. • Free scoliosis screenings – 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Silver Cross Health Center, 12701 West 143rd St., Homer Glen. Dr. Anthony Rinella, spine surgeon, will screen children and adults. To register, call 877-6947722.

The screenings are free and available for children and adults. Friday • Breastfeeding Support Group – 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m., Silver Cross Birthing Center’s Pavilion A, 1890 Silver Cross Blvd., New Lenox. Certified lactation consultants will host free meetings. Call 888-660-4325 or visit specialdeliveries.

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Wednesday • Breastfeeding Class – 6:30 to 9 p.m., Silver Cross Hospital, Pavilion A,

29 Conference Center, 1890 Silver Cross Blvd., New Lenox. A certified lactation consultant will teach the basics of breastfeeding. Cost is $15. • Obesity & Your Health: Is Weight Loss Surgery Right for You – 5:45 p.m. BMI Surgery, Silver Cross Hospital Pavilion A, Suite 260, 1890 Silver Cross Blvd., New Lenox. Join doctors Christopher Joyce and Brian Lahmann, experienced gastric bypass surgeons, for a free informational session about Obesity & Your Health. Register online at www. or call 888660-4325.

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Tuesday • Lung Cancer – 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Silver Cross Hospital Conference Center, Pavilion A, 1890 Silver Cross Blvd., New Lenox. Dr. Daniel Golden, radiation oncologist with The University of Chicago Medicine Comprehensive Cancer Center at Silver Cross, will talk about the latest breakthroughs in treatment and how to get a “second opinion” from a group of specialists. Free. Call 888-660-4325 or visit to register. • Bipolar Disease Support Group – 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Silver Cross Hospital’s Behavioral Health Services, 1900 Silver Cross Blvd., New Lenox. For individuals and family members coping with bipolar disease. First time participants should call 888-660-4325 or visit www. to register to attend. • A Heartsaver AED course – 9 a.m. to noon, Morris Hospital 150 W. High St., Morris. Heartsaver Automated External Defibrillator (AED) covers the basic techniques of adult, child and infant CPR, as well as use of an automated external defibrillator (AED) and first aid for choking. The cost is $60 for the Heartsaver AED course. Participants may add first aid training for an additional $50. Register online at www. or call 815-705-7362. • Free Vascular Talk & Screening – Presence Immediate Care, 7000 Caton Farm Road, Plainfield. Scheduling of free screening for ultrasound of the carotid arteries and abdominal aorta. A check of the circulation in your legs. Free. Call 877-737-4636 to register.


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32 “MMMBop” band 35 Beef cuts named for a New York restaurateur 41 Napped noisily 42 The “A” of N.A. or S.A.: Abbr. 43 Inits. in a military address 46 Percent add-on? 47 Ontario’s secondlargest city 49 Service site with a star 53 Peter of “Everybody Loves Raymond” 54 Unwrinkler 55 Alternative to a spinner in a board game 58 Ship in the search for the Golden Fleece 59 Unexpected expense … or a feature of 17-, 23-, 35- and 49-Across? 62 Rackful in a closet



ACROSS 1 Walked into the shallow end of a pool 6 Univ. V.I.P. 10 Meat stamp 14 Make giggle 15 Cassino cash, once 16 Close 17 Informal eateries with Mexican fare 19 Meat-andpotatoes dish 20 “Naughty, naughty!” 21 Corn cake 22 50 minutes past the hour 23 Blue-turfed home for Boise State football 27 Dunces 29 The Rolling Stones’ “Get ___ Ya-Ya’s Out!” 30 King Kong, for one 31 The Big Easy

























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63 “A Death in the Family” novelist 64 1933 Physics Nobelist Schrödinger 65 Avec’s opposite 66 Cap’n’s underling 67 “Parks and Recreation” woman DOWN 1 Unit often preceded by kilo2 Amo, ___, amat … 3 Platypus feature 4 That, to Tomás 5 Ruler who rules by force 6 White, as vin 7 Sal of “Giant” 8 Former fort on Monterey Bay 9 These: Fr. 10 Saw to a seat, informally 11 Country music’s Twain 12 Minor melee 13 Opposite of away 18 Cargo measures 22 Medium deck? 24 Wanders 25 Church council 26 Hardy heroine 27 Oh./Ill. separator 28 Buck’s mate 32 Puts on the payroll 33 Part of a soft hand in blackjack 34 “Nifty!” 36 Cooling, as champagne 37 ___ contendere

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50 Thrown for ___ 51 They rise and fall periodically 60 “___ Blind” (Hootie & the 52 “As You Like It” Blowfish hit) forest 56 “The devil ___ the details” 57 Sicilian rumbler

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BRIDGE by Phillip Alder

Use bids and plays to place key cards


Agatha Christie said, “It is ridiculous to set a detective story in New York City. New York City is itself a detective story.” Little did she know what would happen after she was gone. But working out the right play or defense is often like a detective story. There are numerous clues that should be used to find the solution. In this deal, South is in four hearts. West leads the diamond 10: four, six, ace. How should East plan the defense? South opens with a textbook weak two-bid at unfavorable vulnerability: a good six-card suit and 6-10 high-card points. North knows game might have no play, but the vulnerable game bonus is very tempting. East should ask himself which honors are held by South. He has already produced the diamond ace and the bidding strongly suggests that he also has the heart king and queen. So he cannot have the club king. As a consequence, East can hope for two club tricks, the heart ace and either a diamond trick or a club ruff. South immediately takes two of dummy’s top spades to discard his diamond loser. Then he calls for the heart jack, feigning a finesse for the queen. But East should not fall for it. He should grab the trick with his ace and shift to his club four. West wins with his king and returns the club three. East takes that trick and gives his partner a club ruff. When defending, keep your eye on the target: the number of tricks your side needs to defeat the contract.

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ADVICE Bored, lonely teen should find hobby Suicide warning signs Dear Abby: My 19-year-old sister died two years ago from an overdose. I’m 13. We were very close when we were little, but during the four years before she passed away, my parents didn’t want us around each other for fear of her rubbing off on me, and she wasn’t home half the time anyway. A year earlier she went to rehab, and I remember talking with her about how she was clean for good and then ... It’s just so lonely! All my friends have sisters and brothers and I don’t, and I’m bored all the time. My parents work a lot, so I’m home alone at least three times a week, and although I’ve got friends and sports, I’m just really alone. It’s awkward going out to dinner or going on vacation

DEAR ABBY Jeanne Phillips because my parents just want to sit and relax, and I want to go out and do things, but it’s embarrassing going everywhere with your parents. I miss having her around. – Alone In Ohio Dear Alone: Please accept my sympathy for the loss of your sister. You are still grieving, which is why you say you feel alone. However, if you think about it, because of her addiction, she has been out of your life for longer than two years. It may be that what you’re really mourning is the relationship you MIGHT have had. You say you have friends. If

you listen to them talk, you may find that they, too, sometimes feel alone even if they have siblings. Many teenagers have told me this. Because you’re bored when you’re not with your friends or participating in sports, consider finding a hobby that will fill your time when your parents are working, or do some volunteering if they agree. You might also consider adopting a pet from a shelter to keep you company. Of course, pets require feeding, training, affection and exercise, but in return they offer unconditional love and companionship. If it would be all right with your parents, it might be a solution for you. • Write Dear Abby at www.

Overuse of antibiotics poses serious health threat Dear Doctor K: I’ve been hearing a lot about “antibiotic resistance.” What does it mean? Dear Reader: When penicillin was discovered, many people (including doctors) thought bacterial infections would become a thing of the past. Unfortunately, penicillin and other early antibiotics didn’t successfully treat all kinds of bacteria that make us sick. Even worse, bacteria adapted to fight antibiotics. All they had to do was the thing they do best: Keep multiplying. Bacteria multiply so fast that one bacterium becomes millions in 24 hours. When bacteria (and other cells) divide, mutations (changes in their genes) can occur. Sometimes these mutations allow the bacteria to resist antibiotics. And when they divide, they pass that antibiotic resistance on to their offspring. Now there are millions of antibiotic-resistant bacteria. Let’s say that you get strep throat and your doctor prescribes penicillin. Strep throat is a sore throat caused by the bacteria called streptococci. The antibiotic (penicillin) will kill off most of the strep bacteria, but a few strep bacteria might develop resistance to penicillin, survive and multiply. They often remain alive in your throat. At first, there are not enough of them to cause trouble. But down the road they can cause

ASK DOCTOR K Anthony L. Komaroff another case of strep throat. This time, you might not respond to penicillin. Antibiotic resistance is a serious problem, causing millions of illnesses and more than 20,000 deaths in the United States each year. Over time, if antibiotic use doesn’t change, antibiotics will become less able to treat common infections. We may be left with no drugs in our arsenal that can kill certain bacteria. Overuse of antibiotics is the most common cause of drug-resistant bacteria. Many people demand antibiotics to treat viral infections. But antibiotics treat only bacterial infections. Viruses cause a sore throat more often than streptococci bacteria. Therefore, if you take penicillin for every sore throat, most of the time it won’t help you. And if taking penicillin causes penicillin-resistant bacteria to grow in your body, taking it could hurt you. In the past, doctors routinely treated ear infections, bronchitis and other infections with antibiotics. But we now know that many cases of sore throat (those not caused by strep), bronchitis,

and sinus and ear infections will get better on their own. (Though when you really have a strep throat, you need to take penicillin.) We can all take steps to help slow the growth of antibiotic resistance – or even turn it around.

Decrease excess use of antibiotics: • Don’t demand antibiotics. If your doctor says you don’t need an antibiotic, ask what else you can do to decrease your symptoms. • Don’t save antibiotics and start them again without specific instructions from your doctor. • Don’t share antibiotics with your friends and family.

Prevent infections: • Wash your hands regularly (with regular, not antibacterial, soap). • Sneeze into your elbow, not your hand. • Stay home from work or school if you are sick. • Stay up-to-date with your vaccinations.

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

Dr. Wallace: My best friend was dating a super nice guy who was recently killed in an automobile accident. She took it very hard and has been mourning him for over a month. She keeps saying that she wishes she could die too so that she could be with her boyfriend. Now I’m beginning to be really worried about her. I told my mother about this and she thought we should talk to my friend’s mother about this, so we did. When we talked to her she listened carefully, but she said that she thinks my friend will snap out of it eventually. She said she didn’t see any signs that my friend is suicidal. My mom and I still think that when someone says they want to die to be with their boyfriend, that it could be a sign that the person is suicidal. Please tell us what the signs are for a teen to commit suicide. I want to show them to my friend’s mom. I want to make sure that nothing happens to my best friend. – Bonnie, Jackson, Miss. Dear Nameless: According to CPC Psychiatric Hospital in Santa Ana, California, every suicide threat should be taken seriously.

Suicide warning signs 1. A previous suicide attempt. (Many people will try again.) 2. Feelings of helplessness and hopelessness. 3. Preoccupation with death. 4. Anxiety and tension. 5. Alcohol and/or drug abuse. 6. Withdrawal from family and friends.

’TWEEN 12 & 20 Robert Wallace 7. Purchase of a weapon, rope, pills or any suspicious item. 8. Giving away prized possessions. 9. Abrupt changes in behavior. 10. Changes in sleeping patterns and/or eating habits. 11. Verbal threats, such as, “You’d be better off without me,” or “I wish I were dead.”

Getting help 1. Use suicide hotlines. Since there are too many to list here, check the phone book under Crisis, Counseling, Mental Health or Suicide Prevention, or look in the front pages under these listings. 2. Call the family doctor, contact a teacher, school counselor, clergyperson, coach or any other adult you respect. At the very least, try to tell a friend, and ask her or him for help. 3. Go to a hospital. Many emergency rooms are still open seven days a week, 24 hours a day. 4. Dial the police emergency number – usually 911.

Important • Don’t give up if you get a busy signal (especially on a hotline). Try again, and try the other options above. • It is a myth that people who plan to commit suicide want to die. The fact is most that someone will intervene, and save them. Bonnie, you are in a very good emotional state of mind. • Email Dr. Robert Wallace at rwallace@

HOROSCOPE By BERNICE BEDE OSOL Newspaper Enterprise Association TODAY – You will have a multitude of tasks to contend with this year. No matter how daunting your workload gets, you will find a way to accomplish what you set out to do. The people you meet along the way will have a profound influence on your future. CANCER (June 21-July 22) – You will be overlooked if you sit on the sidelines waiting for things to happen. Take an active interest in your community, and get out and do things instead of just daydreaming. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) – You will encounter many hurdles if you try to start something new today. Concentrate on clearing up old projects first, making it easier for you to move onward and upward. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) – Your natural gifts can be put to good use if you give others the chance to participate in your plans. Networking will help you find worthy contributors. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) – You should make quick work of your to-do list in order to ease your stress and free some time to enjoy life with family or friends. Put love on a pedestal. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) – Relax and let things unfold naturally both at work and at home. If you are too intense, you will intimidate those around you. Be patient and understanding for the best results. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) – Trust in your talents and work hard promoting them to others. Your persuasive personality will help you get the help you need. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) – If you are uncertain about moving forward with your plans, review what it is you are trying to achieve and make the adjustments necessary to succeed. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) – You will hurt the feelings of someone close to you if you are insensitive about the problem that he or she is experiencing. Treat those around you the way you want to be treated in order to build healthy relationships. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) – This is a good time to take care of home-improvement projects. Your energy and enthusiasm will encourage others to pitch in and help, or at least offer good suggestions. ARIES (March 21-April 19) – Look for people who share interests with you. The knowledge and experience you gain and offer will lead to a long-lasting friendship and a unique collaboration. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) – Your edge over the competition will go up in smoke if you let others know your plans. Keep your strategy, secrets and whereabouts to yourself. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) – Don’t base your actions on assumptions or hearsay. Stay out of a costly predicament by getting the facts first. An excess of talk and a shortage of action will work against you.

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‘Young and Beautiful’: Finding depth is the real trick By MICHAEL O’SULLIVAN The Washington Post It’s probably not a good sign that Isabelle, a French teenager on summer vacation, has what seems to be an out-of-body experience while losing her virginity to a cute German on the beach. The visual metaphor in Francois Ozon’s strangely dispassionate “Young and Beautiful” – in which the character appears both to watch herself being deflowered and to watch herself watching – seems less an indication of emotional detachment than the onset of serious mental illness. The smoke has barely cleared from the candles on Isabelle’s 17th birthday cake before our dewy young heroine (Marine Vacth) finds herself back in Paris, inexplicably turning tricks after school at 300 euros a pop. You might wonder, at 15 minutes in, whether a chunk of celluloid somehow went missing. I certainly did, until it became clear, as the movie wore on, that Ozon isn’t interested in explanations, psychological insights, lessons, judgments, diagnoses, or any of the other stuff that normally preoccupies storytellers. The filmmaker does, however, seem unusually interested in the mechanics of sex. There are lots of shots of a naked 22-year-old Vacth – who looks closer to her character’s age – engaged in various sex acts, mostly with much older men, whose predilections tend toward the sadly predictable. Why Isabelle becomes a prostitute is the film’s enduring mystery, and no typical explanation makes sense. She certainly doesn’t need the money. Her mother and stepfather (Geraldine Pailhas and Frederic Pierrot) give her everything she needs. It doesn’t look like empowerment either, given the misogyny Isabelle must put up with. Teenage rebellion? An attempt to feel grown up? Peer pressure? Addiction? Nothing seems to fit. Even the most obvious answer – pleasure, given a masturbation scene early in the film – doesn’t correspond with the expression of sullen tedium on Isabelle’s face before, during and after every liaison. When Isabelle’s mother finds out – courtesy of detectives investigating

Jean-Claude Moireau

Geraldine Pailhas (left) and Marine Vacth star in the film “Young and Beautiful.” a client’s death by heart attack – her disgust at her daughter’s behavior actually seems reasonable. Isabelle is a singularly unappealing character, with little that might engender sympathy. Despite being young and beautiful, as the title says, Isabelle comes across as “bad to the bone,” to quote her mother. So what, then, is “Young and Beautiful” ultimately about? It’s not an exploration of adolescent female sexuality. Ozon is clearly more interested in what makes Isabelle’s wrinkled clientele tick (Viagra, in one case) than he is in her. Although her relationship with one white-haired customer (Johan Leysen) is mildly touching, it’s almost entirely because

of him, not her. After Isabelle quits, there’s a glimmer of hope that she’ll learn how to develop healthy relationships. She even meets a nice boy (Laurent Delbecque) whom she seems, briefly, to fancy. But Ozon has created a monster that he can’t seem to let go of. Isabelle doesn’t just frighten her mother (and us). She seems to terrify Ozon, and I’m not sure I want to know why.

• “Young and Beautiful” received one-and-a-half stars out of four. The film is unrated and contains sex, nudity and crude language. It is in French and some German with subtitles. It runs 95 minutes.

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TODAY’S BIRTHDAYS: Henry Ward Beecher (1813-1887), clergyman/abolitionist; Mick Fleetwood (1947), musician; Mindy

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COMICS Arlo & Janis


Big Nate

Frank & Earnest


Soup to Nutz

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Anna Faris. Premiere. Animated. An inventor finds a way to convert water into food. ’ Å (1:35) TCM ›› “Thunder in the City” (1937, Comedy-Drama) Edward G. Robinson, Nigel Bruce. Premiere. A hotshot American promoter takes London by storm. (1:45) 8:30 p.m. AMC ››‡ “Meet the Fockers” (2004, Comedy) Robert De Niro, Ben Stiller. Future in-laws clash in Florida. Å (2:30) BET ›› “Are We There Yet?” (2005, Comedy) Ice Cube, Nia Long. A divorcee’s two children torment a man on a road trip. Å (2:30)

BEST BETS ± 7 p.m. CBS 2 NCIS: Supposedly protective vests that don’t do the intended job set off alarms for Gibbs (Mark Harmon) and company in “Bulletproof.” The items were part of a shipment intended for U.S. Marines, sending the NCIS team on a search for the source.

± 7 p.m. ABC 7 Extreme Weight Loss: The new episode “Bruce” spotlights a high-school football coach whose troubled background led him to overindulge in food. After contacting Chris Powell for help in losing

weight, he gets some impressive inspiration to continue his quest. He’s treated to a visit with the Oakland Raiders and NFL icon Jerry Rice, and he also spends some quality time with player Raghib “Rocket” Ismail.

± 8 p.m. on LIFE Abby’s Studio Rescue: Hotels, restaurants and bars on the brink of closing can get rehabbed and rescued, so why not dance studios? This new seven-episode series features renowned dance coach Abby Lee Miller of “Dance Moms” fame going on the road to turn dance studios in distress into profitable enterprises, using a mix of tough love and no-nonsense advice.

Tuesday June 24, 2014

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Hello, If you bought a 30-year-old flute from a garage sale in Beaver Creek subdivision in Joliet on 5/30/14, PLEASE contact me: 773-988-820. Thank you!

Drivers Joliet Township High School, District 204 is accepting applications for the position of: Part time


COMPUTER MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN Joliet Township High School is accepting FT technician applications. Current semi-annual schedule: Mon-Thurs 12 noon9:30pm and Sun 2pm-6pm. Apply on-line:


CCA Midwest, Inc. the largest Carpenter Contractor located in the Chicagoland area is presently seeking experienced residential Carpenter candidates for steady work in and around the towns of Joliet, Shorewood, Plainfield, Naperville, Aurora and Oswego. Pay is determined by skill, ability and prior experience. We pay the highest in our market and we are the only residential carpenter contractor that provides FREE healthcare for the Employee, Employee + Spouse and Employee + Child (ren). An affordable premium contribution is required for complete family coverage. In addition we offer dental, vision and participation in the 401K Plan. If interested in steady residential carpentry work and for immediate consideration and job assignment call 815-544-1699 and asked to be placed on the hiring list or email resume to: You will get a return call from our field operations.

Earn $14.84 per hour Insurance Available Apply online at: or at 3901 Olympic Boulevard Joliet, IL. 60436

DRIVERS Local company is looking for drivers to transport railroad crews up to a 200 mile radius from Joliet. Must live within 20 minutes of Joliet, be 21 or older, and pre-employment drug screen required. A company vehicle is provided, paid training, and benefits. No special license needed. Compensation is $8.50 per hour.

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MECHANIC Hiring Now! Midas Auto Service and Tires needs experienced mechanic. 1802 N. Larkin, Joliet 815-725-6500. Apply in person or submit resume to: PRODUCTION WORKERS, FORKLIFT DRIVERS & MACHINE OPERATORS Immediate Openings! ALL SHIFTS. Pay $9.25-11.50 p/h Call 630-378-9719 EOE


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Apply on-line: DRIVERS - Company Drivers. $2000 Sign On Bonus. .44cpm East & .40 all other. Health, Dental, Vision, 401K. Regional & OTR. Class A 2 yrs exp. Owner Op's: $3,000 Sign On Bonus. 78% of line haul 100% FS. Plate Program. Tom: 800-972-0084 x6855 Place your Classified ad online 24/7 at: PlaceAnAd


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1855 CECILY DR. (Off Essington Rd.) Jayco pop-up camper , 65 in. rear projection TV, Library card catalog, Household items, Clothes and Toys.

JOLIET June 26, 27, 28 8 am – 4 pm 1715 TAYLOR STREET Baby Clothes Birth to 5T, Adult Clothes, Housewares, Books, Craft Supplies, Holiday, and Much More!

JOLIET IPOD ~ 3rd Generation

Possibly lost at Walmart on Weber Rd. IPOD in purple zebr striped case. Irreplacible baby pics from niece who passed :( Belongs to a 14 year old. REWARD!!! 815-823-6145 KINDLE Lost Kindle May 16 in the vicinity of the Channahon Baseball Field, near Pioneer School. Black Kindle with black cover. $25 reward. 815-467-5344

June 27 & 28 Friday & Saturday 9am – 3pm 1406 Coral Bell Dr. Plainfield Road and Massachusetts Street Large sale, Variety of Items !



FRI & SAT JUNE 27 & 28 8AM - 4PM 2553 CRYSTAL DR.

SAT, JUNE 28 9AM - 4PM 755 Big Timber Dr.

Antiques, Furniture, Kids Items, Tools & SO MUCH MORE!

Bedroom & Dining Room Set, End Table, Kitchen Set, Entertainment Center

JOLIET Multi-Family



June 26, 27, 28 Thursday-Friday-Sat.

JUNE 27 & 28 FRIDAY & SATURDAY 9AM – 3PM 220 S. MAY STREET adult & girls size 3-5 clothes,toys, riding toys, books, home décor, linens, 2 chests, sm. appliances, household & so much more Clean, Cheap, Friendly !

JOLIET Neighborhood Garage Sale June 27 & 28 Friday & Saturday 8am – 5pm Preserve Rock on the Run Theodore & Covered Bridge

6 Families Way too Much to List!

7am - 4pm 1021 Runyan Drive Division & Read St. antiques, tools, furniture, household, decor, books, teen & +size clothing, bikes, electric scooter & more. Don't miss this great sale!


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Whirlpool Washer – 8 cycles, 4 speeds – AS IS – Needs Repair, for parts, In garage for easy pick-up - $25; Whirlpool Gas Dryer – Working, 4 cycle, 3 temps, extra large capacity, clean inside & out - $150. 815-436-4222

Joliet – Woodlawn Memorial Park 2 plots available, in section Garden our savior, Lot 64A spaces 1 & 2 $1,500/ea. 815-603-9270

2 Drawer Dresser/Nightstand by Lea, light wood, 26”T x 26”W x 16”D Smoke/pet free environment. $75. 815-436-4222

Sharp Speakers Set of 2 - Upright Working - $40 815-436-4222 Speaker – Interaudio by Bose 18”H x 11”W x 9”D $10. 815-436-8689

Antique Vintage Climax Cast Iron food & meat grinder w/wood handle & 3 Discs. Clean, No Rust $25/OBO. 815-436-4222

Mitsubishi, 35”, $25. Mitsubishi 32” HD, $200. Both have stands. 708-479-9671

TV (2)

Chest of Drawers WANTED ~ 5 drawer upright chest of drawers, working or not, prefer older audio Leather/Vinyl Top, Very Unique, stereo equipt. Ham, CB, Short wave 46”T x 34”W x 18”D, Smoke/pet radios, Musical instruments ~ free environment - $100. guitar, amps & drums, 815-436-4222 or 815-436-5764 Call - Wayne 708-927-1871 Collectible Trains - Marklin Steam Engine 3005 & some accessories, black metal with coal car, only Gazelle Freestyle runs w/ Marklin track & electronics, $50 FIRM vintage from FAO Schwarz, early Call 815-263-2093 anytime 70's; Transformer #6153; Freight Car #4410 - red w/ silver roof, TREADMILL local passenger coach second Sears Pro-Form XP 550S. Excellent class #4410 – green w/ gray roof, condition, $100 OBO. Joliet, 815Beer wagon car #4666, 16 pieces 469-8158. of straight track #5106, curved track #5100, 1 piece curved track w/ electrical wires #5103, $150 for all. 815-436-4222 Woodburning stove w/bas & 12'chimmey $400 cash Precious Moments Dolls 815-723-9478 Rare - Four Seasons Winter Musical, October Child, Daisy, Carrie, Baby Girl Doll, Telegram & 1990 Christmas Edition, 11 8 PIECE BEDROOM SUITE from 1985-1998 - $150/OBO Inc Bedding, 3 Lamps, Custom Quilt 815-723-1299 $750.00. 815-723-7260 VINTAGE DRESSER Antique Chest/Cabinet 5 drawer upright chest of drawers. Buffet Type, w/ Doors & Drawers By Lullaby, Dark Wood/Pine, 34”H x 32”W x 16”D Smoke/pet free environment $75. 815-436-4222 31”W x 16”D x 41”T Area Rug – Smoke/Pet Free $75. 815-436-4222 Environment – Great for College Student, 62”W x 89”L, Cleaned Recently $40. 815-436-4222 Chamberlin Garage Door Rail Only Chest of Drawers ~ SOLID WOOD No motor or remote, New in Box Dark Pine 5 drawer upright chest of $25. 815-436-4222 Plainfield drawers; 41”T x 31”W x 16”D, PET/SMOKE FREE ENVIRONMENT. $75. 815-436-5764

New Hardwood Flooring

Natural Hickory 4 Boxes $50.00 each


Dining Room Set Beautiful, table w/6 upholstered chairs, china cabinet, $300/all. 815-715-1021

Wanted; someone experienced in DRESSER ~ 2 DRAWER DRESSER. restoring 1947 GE Elect. RefrigeraCAN BE USED ALSO AS A NIGHTtor, inside & out, must have referSTAND. 26”T x 26”W x 16”D, ences & photos. 815-436-4222 Joliet - Elmhurst Cemetery – 3 lots PET/SMOKE FREE ENVIRONMENT. for sale in Devotion section, $75. 815-436-5764 DON'T NEED IT? contact: Ginger Zuehowski End Table – Solid Oak for information 843-654-9118 SELL IT FAST! Square w/ Drawer – Beautiful! $50. 815-436-4222 The Herald-News Classified Joliet Woodlawn Cemetry (2) Plots, $900/ea. The Herald-News Classified Call 877-264-2527 or It works. 815-258-6603


Page 38 • Tuesday, June 24, 2014 Entertainment Unit, Beautiful Solid Oak 21”D x 51”H x 54”W Must Sell – Moving – $75/OBO. 815-922-8896 Leave Message

Vintage – 8 pc. Sears merry Mushroom canister set $25 Joliet, 2 br. at 1016 Richards ,2nd. Plainfield – Office/Retail original Copodemonte from Italy Fl. $700/mo+sec.Water incl. lg Kit, established Rt. 59 location, approx various prices 815-725-2634 stove, fridge, credit & bkg. check 500 sf. 3 months Free Rent ! avail 7-1, Steven 815-260-7700 815-436-3783

Modern silver desk w/ glass top, 42x24x30H - $40/OBO; Silver Joliet/West – Warehouse space entertainment stand w/ adjustable with large apartment, kitchen, w/d Patches & Penelope Sisters, glass shelves, 24x18x42H - $40, on-site, 2 lg.over head doors, live Torrtishells, black & brown Both in Excellent Condition, 5 yrs. old, healthy, shots up to here, work here, 815-341-1124 Will sell as a set for $75. date, fronts declawed, must sell 708-334-5832 them as a pair, due to medical Studio/1BR, utilities included. Recliner, Leather, Beautiful conditions, $30/pair, includes litter Elevator, Laundry, Guest Library, Thomasville genuine top grain, box, call Alan at 815-483-4855 Near Bus & Downtown. with nailhead trim, dark burgundy, excellent cond, non smoking home SHIH TZU PUPPY $105-$150/wk. $455-$650/mo. 815-726-2000 34”Wide x 44” high x 39” deep Female, 7 mo old, playful, spaded, $250 815-210-3313 all shots and papers, $350. MANHATTAN (2) 2BR, 1BA 815-378-8737 Appliances, A/C, no pets,1st and Wooden Counter Stools, 26” x 28” 2nd floor units, $870 - $895/mo. $15 each; Bistro Table. 36” & 4 815-478-4316 Chairs - $30. 815-436-5171


Near Weber Rd, Pretty 2BR


Balcony, appl, ceiling fans, 2 A/C's lrg closets, blinds, nice yard, gar avail, elec entry. 815-744-5141

service for 8 plus serving pieces & metal storage racks $80 Firm

Open flr plan, lrg dining area, blt in micro, newly decor, 2 A/C, ceil fans pretty windows. 815-744-1155

Call between 10:00am-2:00pm

Twin Oaks West, Nice 2BR

Noritake Dinnerware

Off Essington, Large 2 Bedroom

(815) 723-7260

2011 Honda CR-Z 13719 – Hybrid (Gas & Electric) 40,302 miles. Mikasa Dinnerware $13,719 can negotiate price. Call 12 Piece Setting & Extras, “California Casuals” - Oven Proof, Steve at 815-531-9240. Great Color & Design - $250 773-315-1700

Toasting Flutes

Macy's Wedding, New in Box, Online Exclusive $`15. 815-436-4222

2002 Chevy Silverado 5 spd, 137K miles, shortbed. $3500. 630-878-9543

Appl, built in micro, sep dining, blinds, free heat, Troy schools. Available now. 815-744-1155

1 bath, laundry facility, no pets/ smoking, 2 parking places. $875/mo + sec. 773-531-6540

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The Crest Hill Plan Commission will hold a meeting on Wednesday July 9, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. in the City Building, 1610 Plainfield Road, Crest Hill, Illinois to hear the petition for a sign variance for the placement of a monument sign on a vacant lot at 1801-1847 Knapp Drive, per the request of Beltway Capital 11350 McCormick Road, Hunt Valley, MD 20131. PERMANENT INDEX NO: 11-0431-405-052 All persons desiring to appear and be heard for or against said petition may appear at said hearing and be heard thereon. Dated this 17th day of June, 2014

PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE Notice is hereby given that the Prairie Grove Planning and Zoning Commission will hold a public hearing at the Prairie Grove Village Hall, 3125 Barreville Road, McHenry, Illinois 60012, at 7:00 P.M. on July 9, 2014 to consider an application by Structure Properties, 3321 S. Route 31, Prairie Grove, Illinois for the following request(s), in accordance with the Prairie Grove Zoning Ordinance: The purpose of this application ZONING MAP AMENDMENT, SPECIAL USE PERMIT & ZONING VARIANCE Zoning Map Amendment: Rezone property from “IT” to “B” to be consistent with adjacent properties along Route 31, includes uses that were allowed in the County prior to annexing into Prairie Grove, includes uses consistent with existing uses and in conformance with annexation agreement approved under ordinance #318 dated December 5, 2002. Special Use Permit: Automobile Service & Repair ( Existing Use on site, NASA ) ( Allowed in County I1) Commercial school, trade school, or other school offering training in specialized course of study. ( Existing Use, NASA trains Vets in auto & truck repair ) ( Allowed in County I1) Schools, public or private ( Allowed in County I1) Zoning Variance: Manufacturing, Light ( A use that was allowed in the county and Prairie Grove in 2002 ) Research Laboratories & Institutions ( A use that was in the county and Prairie Grove in 2002 ) Warehouse ( An existing use, NASA, and several previous uses ) ( Allowed in County I1 and Prairie Grove in 2002 ) Rear yard setback variance of 141 feet. This request will allow for a 9 foot rear yard setback ( west property line ) that will cause the existing structures to become conforming. The property consists of 3 Acres, more or less, and is located at 3307 – 3321 S. Route 31, which is legally described as follows: THE SOUTH 300 FEET OF THAT PART OF THE NORTH HALF OF THE NORTHWEST QUARTER OF SECTION 22, TOWNSHIP 44 NORTH, RANGE 8 EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCING AT THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF SAID NORTHWEST QUARTER; THENCE WEST ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF SAID NORTHWEST QUARTER A DISTANCE OF 439.56 FEET; THENCE SOUTHERLY PARALLEL WITH THE EAST LINE OF SAID NORTHWEST QUARTER, A DISTANCE OF 416.28 FEET, FOR THE PLACE OF BEGINNING; THENCE EASTERLY PARALLEL WITH THE NORTH LINE OF SAID NORTHWEST QUARTER, A DISTANCE OF 439.56 FEET TO THE EAST LINE OF SAID NORTHWEST QUARTER; THENCE SOUTHERLY ALONG SAID EAST LINE, A DISTANCE OF 900.0 FEET TO THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF THE NORTH HALF OF SAID NORTHWEST QUARTER, A DISTANCE OF 439.56 FEET; THENCE NORTHERLY PARALLEL WITH THE EAST LINE OF SAID NORTHWEST QUARTER, A DISTANCE OF 899.93 FEET TO THE PLACE OF BEGINNING, IN MCHENRY COUNTY, ILLINOIS. PIN (Property Identification Number) of subject property: 14-22-126023 A copy of the application is on file and may be examined during regular business hours in the Prairie Grove Village Hall, 3125 Barreville Road, Prairie Grove, Illinois 60015, (815) 455-1411. All interested parties will be given an opportunity to be heard. Published by order of the Planning and Zoning Commission, Prairie Grove, McHenry County, Illinois. Kimberly Minor, Clerk, Village of Prairie Grove (Published in the Herald-News June 24, 2014. HN808)

WALSH, DECEASED. 14 P 74 Notice is given to creditors of the death of the above named decedent. Letters of office were issued to KEVIN WALSH, 6501 RAVINIA DRIVE, TINLEY PARK, ILLINOIS 60477, as Independent ADMINIS(Published in the Herald-News TRATOR, whose attorney of record June 24, July 1, 8, 2014. is AMANDA L. WILSON, LAW OFHN805) FICES OF THOMAS M. BRITT, P.C., 7601 WEST 191ST STREET, SUITE 1W, TINLEY PARK, ILLINOIS 60487. PUBLIC NOTICE The estate will be administered without court supervision, unless IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF under section 5/28-4 of the ProTHE 12TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT bate Act Ill. Compiled Stat. 1992, WILL COUNTY Ch. 755, par. 5/28-4) any interestSTATE OF ILLINOIS ed person terminates independent ESTATE OF WILLIAM MICHAEL AGAINST YOU FOR THE RELIEF ASKED IN THE COMPLAINT. A copy of the Complaint for Declaratory Judgment was also sent to defendants by regular and certified mail to their last known address.

PUBLIC NOTICE LEGAL NOTICE CITY OF JOLIET ADVERTISEMENT TO BIDS CONTRACT NO. 2014-0714 PROJECT NAME: HALDEMANN TERRACE PHASE II WATER MAIN RELOCATION The City of Joliet, Illinois, does hereby invite sealed bids for the installation of 4,715 linear feet of 8” ductile iron watermain, 920 LF of 6” ductile iron water main and for the installation of 1” copper water service lines at 77 homes in the vicinity of the Haldemann Terrace Subdivision. The contract will include all work necessary to install the water main, restore the roadway, install the water service lines via directional drilling, reconnect existing water service lines and perform all restoration to return the area to its original condition. Bids will be received at the Office of the City Clerk, City of Joliet Municipal Building, 150 West Jefferson Street, Joliet, Illinois 604324156 until 10:00 A.M. local time on Wednesday, July 9, 2014 at which time they will be opened and publicly read aloud. 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 & Conditions. Bidders must be prequalified with the City of Joliet to bid this project pursuant to Ordinance 7345. All Bidders 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 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 the 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 shall also be 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. The 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 certification by the independent auditors. Bids from bidders who have not submitted required prequalification documents as required in subsections (1) or (2) above shall not be opened. 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 June 24, 25, 2014. HN800)


The Herald News / pe pe administration at any time by mailing or delivering a petition to terminate to the clerk. Claims against the estate may be filed in the office of the clerk Pamela J. McGuire Clerk of the Court 57 N. Ottawa Street Joliet, IL 60432 or with the representative, or both, on or before DECEMBER 24, 2014, or, if mailing or delivery of a notice from the representative is required by section 5/18-3 of the Probate Act, the date stated in that notice. Any claim not filed on or before that date is barred. Copies of a claim filed with the clerk must be mailed or delivered by the claimant to the representative and to the attorney within 10 days after it has been filed. AMANDA L. WILSON LAW OFFICES OF THOMAS M. BRITT, P.C. 7601 WEST 191ST STREET, SUITE 1W TINLEY PARK, ILLINOIS 60487 (815) 464-5533 I614224 (Published in the Herald-News June 24, July 1, 8, 2014)

PUBLIC NOTICE The Crest Hill Plan Commission will hold a meeting on Wednesday July 9, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. in the City Building, 1610 Plainfield Road, Crest Hill, Illinois to hear the petition for an administrative appeal for off-site parking for the property located at 2200-22022204 Plainfield Road, the request of Cindy Zanella 16018 S Lewood Drive Plainfield, IL 60586. Legal description is as follows: Lots 315, 316, and 317 in Richland Subdivision, a subdivision of part of the Northwest Quarter of Section 31, in Township 36, Range 10 East of the Third Principal Meridian, Will County, Illinois. PERMANENT INDEX NO: 11-0431-111-013 & 11-04-31-111015. All persons desiring to appear and be heard for or against said appeal may appear at said hearing and be heard thereon. Dated this 17th day of June, 2014 Vicki Hackney, City Clerk Ken Carroll, Commission Chairman (Published in the Herald-News June 24, 2014. HN786)


Village of Channahon Board of Trustees voted on and approved Ordinance number 1782 – An Ordinance Ascertaining the Prevailing Rate of Wages for Laborers, Workmen and Mechanics Employed on Public Works of Said Village. Copies of said ordinance, in their entirety, are available for public inspection at: Village of Channahon Municipal Center, 24555 S. Navajo Drive, Channahon, Illinois 60410. Patricia Perinar Village Clerk

13807 S Kendall Drive Plainfield IL 60544 (412) 360-5440 Heather Sauret 13807 S Kendall Drive Plainfield IL 60544 (412) 805-0608 IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and Official Seal at my office in Joliet; Illinois, this 2nd day of June, 2014.

Nancy Schultz Voots Will County Clerk (Published in the Herald-News June 24, 2014. HN803) (Published in the Herald-News June 10, 17, 24, 2014. HN736)

PUBLIC NOTICE LEGAL NOTICE CITY OF JOLIET ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS Purchase of Hydraulically Operated Truck Mounted Crane For The Utilities Division BID 2015-0714 The City of Joliet, Illinois does hereby invite sealed bids for the Purchase of Hydraulically Operated Truck Mounted Crane For The Utilities Division to be delivered to 402 N. Chicago St., Joliet, IL 60432. Bids will be received at the Office of the City Clerk, City of Joliet Municipal Building, 150 West Jefferson Street, Joliet, Illinois 60432, until 9:45 A.M. local time on Wednesday, July 9, 2014, at which time they will be opened and publicly read aloud. Those desiring to submit proposals may examine and pick up the bid documents and detailed specifications at the Office of the City Clerk, City of Joliet Municipal Building, and 150 West Jefferson Street, Joliet, Illinois 60432 between the hours of 8:00 A.M. and 4:30 P.M., Monday through Friday. There is no fee for the bid specifications. The City of Joliet reserves the right to reject any and all proposals, parts of any and all proposals or to waive technical errors or omissions in submitted proposals. No submitted bid may be withdrawn until a period of ninety (90) days after the bid opening date, without written consent of the City of Joliet. 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 and the City of Joliet Procurement Code (Section 2-430 2-453 of the Code of Ordinances).

(Published in the Herald-News Located at 13807 S Kendall Drive June 24, 2014. HN803) Plainfield IL 60544 (412) 3605440 was registered; that the true or real name or names of the perPUBLIC NOTICE son or persons owning the business, with their respective post ofOn June 3, 2014 the Village fice address(es), Is/are as follows: President Joe Cook and the Village Michel Sauret

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PUBLIC NOTICE Certificate #29239 was filed in the office of the County Clerk of Will County on June 6, 2014 wherein the business firm of Sue Newcomb Photography Located at 25412 Persimmon Ct. Plainfield IL 60585 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: Susan Newcomb 25412 Persimmon Ct. Plainfield IL 60585 IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and Official Seal at my office in Joliet; Illinois, this 6th day of June, 2014. Nancy Schultz Voots Will County Clerk (Published in the Herald-News June 10, 17, 24, 2014. HN735)

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PUBLIC NOTICE Certificate #29227 was filed in the office of the County Clerk of Will County on June 3, 2014 wherein the business firm of Push Your Limits

Located at 1407 Pine Ridge Dr., Joliet, IL 60433 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: Agnieszka Lennstrom JAMES D. HOCK City Manager 1407 Pine Ridge Dr. MARGARET E. MCEVILLY Joliet, IL 60433 Purchasing/Contract Administrator Marta Mandziuk (Published in the Herald-News 7118 N. Nagle Ave. Chicago, IL 60646 June 24, 25, 2014. HN799)

On April 7, 2014 at the Village of Channahon Board Meeting, Village President Joe Cook and the Village of Channahon Board of Trustees voted on and approved Ordinance number 1775 – An Ordinance Approving and Causing Publication of the Official Zoning Map of the Village of Channahon. Copies of said ordinance, in their PUBLIC NOTICE entirety, are available for public inspection at: Village of Channahon Municipal Center, 24555 S. NavaCertificate #29225 was filed in jo Drive, Channahon, Illinois the office of the County Clerk of Will 60410. County on June 2, 2014 wherein the business firm of Patricia Perinar Village Clerk One Way Street Production

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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and Official Seal at my office in Joliet; Illinois, this 3rd day of June, 2014. Nancy Schultz Voots Will County Clerk (Published in the Herald-News June 17, 24, July 1, 2014. HN752)

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