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Joliet West, Central schools to host incoming freshmen events By FELIX SARVER

fsarver@shawmedia.com JOLIET – Joliet West and Central high schools will host events introducing freshmen to electives, clubs, sports and other opportunities. Joliet West will host its Eighth Grade Preview Night for eighth-graders and their families on Dec. 7, while Joliet Central will host the Steelmen Academy Showcase the same day for incoming freshmen, as well as students currently in ninth, 10th and 11th grades. The West event will be from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the high school, 401 N. Larkin Avenue, and the Central event will be from 6 to 8 p.m. at its school, 201 E. Jefferson St. Attendees at West’s event should enter the high school at Door 5, located off

ma, art, photography, engineering and more. “We have so many wonderful electives and opportunities for kids,” Lipke said. For the Steelmen Academy Showcase, families can view projects developed within the district’s academies and tour the school, including the new student center. Teachers and counselors will be available to speak with families about course offerings and electives. Central Principal Shad Hallihan said the primary focus of the event is on the incoming freshman class. The school has a range of activities and clubs students can learn about. “Since they still are in the eighth grade, we want to make sure we give them an overview of the elective options they have,” he said.

Police investigating slaying of Aurora brothers in Lockport townhouse By BRIAN STANLEY

bstanley@shawmedia.com LOCKPORT – Police have not named any suspects after two men were found slain Tuesday in a townhouse that was under construction. The victims have been identified as two brothers – Marco Ceja-Sanchez, 37, and David Ceja-Sanchez, 36, both of Aurora. Will County Coroner Patrick K. O’Neil said each man died from a single gunshot wound. Their bodies were found about 6:27 a.m. when a construction foreman arrived to a unit being built in the 16100 block of Coneflower Drive. Police Chief Terry Lemming said the victims had been working inside when they were killed. The home where the bodies were found is located three lots in from the corner of Coneflower and Chokeberry drives. Most of the other houses on the block appear to be complete, but two of them still are un-

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Glenwood Avenue by the cafeteria, according to a district news release. “This is a really exciting time for us and we are so proud to open our doors and have our families come in and see all the wonderful things we have to offer,” West freshman school counselor Christine Lipke said. At West’s Eighth Grade Preview Night, students and families can have a preview of courses, activities and sports available during the 2017-18 school year, district officials said in a news release. The event is an open house format, and those who arrive will receive a schedule of presentations they can choose to attend. Lipke said there will be about 17 presentations attendees can choose from, covering honor classes, technology, dra-

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“[Additional officers patrolling the neighborhood] are just a precaution. There’s nothing to show any nexus the victims have to Lockport; they were just here doing work.” Terry Lemming

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ing the brothers’ activities to learn who they may have been in contact with in the hours before they were killed. Will County court records show no record for David Ceja-Sanchez. Marco Ceja-Sanchez was stopped Aug. 10 by New Lenox police for a traffic violation and given a warning. “At this point, we are sorting through the information we have, but we are looking for any leads from the public that can help us solve this case,” Lemming said Wednesday. Anyone with information is asked to call police at 815-838-2132. Lemming noted that Will County Crime Stoppers offers rewards of up to $5,000 for information leading to an arrest. Additional officers were expected to patrol the neighborhood Wednesday to address any safety concerns, Lemming said. “That’s just a precaution. There’s nothing to show any nexus the victims have to Lockport; they were just here doing work,” Lemming said.

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Traffic flows along Route 30 on Nov. 18 in Joliet. See story on page 3.

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ROAD PROJECTS WINDING DOWN By BOB OKON

bokon@shawmedia.com Winter driving may mean snowy, icy and treacherous roads, but at least more lanes will be open. More lanes are opening, or reopening, every week as road projects that have lasted through the warm weather come to a close with the arrival of the cold months. All four lanes on the Caton Farm Road bridge in Joliet are expected to be open again on Saturday. A section of South Briggs Street between Route 52 and Mills Road in Joliet Township reopened Nov. 21. Coming soon, if motorists are lucky, will be lane reopenings on the stretch of Route 30 that is under construction running west of Interstate 55 into Plainfield. The Illinois Department of Transportation said all lanes should be open before the end of the year, although the project is not expected to be completed until summer 2017. Route 30 lane reopenings cannot come too soon for people who depend on the road. “I can’t imagine how excited people are going to be when this is all done,” said Jake Melrose, economic development specialist for the village of Plainfield. “Just as a person living here, I know it’s going to be nice not to have to go around that area. The businesses are going to be pretty happy, too.” Leisure Hours Hobbies moved into the Route 30 corridor during construction. Owner Scott Hill said high traffic counts on Route 30 should be good for business, especially once the route is easier to travel. “We’ve been around 40 years. Our customers should find us,” Hill said. “Black Friday was good. That was a good sign.” It should be easier to get in and out of Plainfield businesses, too, since Route 30 will have new center lanes from which left turns can be made. Left turns from the two-lane road typically tied up traffic because motorists would have to wait for gaps in long lines of cars waiting to make the turn.

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Some projects were completed in the week before Thanksgiving, making holiday travel a little smoother in places. IDOT completed the Cass Street bridge project in Joliet on Nov. 23, making it easier to get in and out of downtown for the Light Up the Holidays Festival and Parade two days later. An intersection project at Caton Farm and Essington roads is nearly

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ABOVE, BELOW: Traffic flows Nov. 18 along Route 30 in Joliet. Lanes on the road are expected to reopen soon.

shut down for months. The improved stretch of Briggs Street includes a new center lane.

Bridge work

done, but all lanes were opened for Black Friday since the route is a major entry point to the Louis Joliet Mall. “They’re hoping by the end of this week to be done for the winter,” said Joliet Public Works Director James Trizna. “It won’t be completed.” Work crews will return in the spring to install the new traffic lights. The temporary signals will remain up for the winter, but all lanes will be open. New turn lanes have been added, which should make getting to and from

the mall easier during the holiday shopping season. Motorists traveling south away from the mall on Essington Road have a new right-turn lane at Caton Farm Road. Motorists traveling east on Caton Farm Road have a new right-turn lane at Essington Road. A major road reconstruction project on Briggs Street was completed last week, said Bruce Gould, director of transportation for Will County. The section of Briggs Street between Route 52 and Mills Road had been completely

Another major road project done by the county this year is close to completion. A bridge over Forked Creek on Wilmington-Peotone Road is being replaced, and the county is trying to complete the job before winter weather sets in. “We’re working diligently on this,” Gould said, adding that he is looking for the job to be done by the end of December. The road is down to one lane at the bridge now with a signal controlling traffic. Saturday is the target date for opening all four lanes on the Caton Farm Road bridge in Joliet, Trizna said. “They have to do a little bit of guardrail work,” he said. Two lanes have been open yearlong as work crews replaced the bridge deck and repaired a center pier and abutments. The repairs mean that the bridge will be back to its normal 80,000-pound weight limit, which had been reduced because of the weakened condition.

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Lockport Township Expanded New Lenox firefighter honored food pantry to debut By FELIX SARVER

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mmallory@shawmedia.com LOCKPORT TOWNSHIP – A gas explosion the evening of Oct. 11 in Romeoville forced an evacuation of 24 residential units and injured two utility workers. But if it weren’t for the actions of the Lockport Township Fire Protection District, other agencies and in particular, one of Lockport Township’s firefighter/ paramedics that night, someone may have died. On Dec. 13, Liberty Mutual Insurance will present district Lt. Phil Hutto with a heroism award for his life-saving actions the night of Oct. 11. Nicor Gas crews had been on the scene throughout the afternoon and evening at Wespark townhomes in response to reports of damage to a 2-inch natural gas line. Firefighters were standing by from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. The explosion, however, occurred about 7 p.m. in the five-unit townhome building. One resident was home at the time but escaped uninjured. More than two dozen were displaced. According to a description provided to Liberty Mutual by Lockport Township Fire Protection District, upon arrival, Hutto was performing a 360-degree assessment of the structure fire when he noticed two Nicor workers attempting to rescue a trapped co-worker under a section of a collapsed roof. After notifying fellow first responders, Hutto dropped his air pack and entered the collapsed area to assist Nicor employees with the victim, who was face down. The victim was blue and gasping for air as the fire got closer. The three men were able to remove the victim from underneath the collapsed section of the roof and get him to the awaiting ambulance for patient care. He survived. “It’s a pretty challenging situation to go in and do what Phil [Hutto] did,”

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Lockport Township Fire Protection District Chief David Skoryi said. “At the same time, the fire was rolling toward him quickly.” “It was the result of a natural gas leak, so anything could’ve happened,” Hutto said of that night. He had received awards at the department before from an outside party, but nothing of this magnitude. Skoryi said Hutto is an awesome guy to work with. “He’s energetic, always learning and digging for more information and knowledge,” Skoryi said. Hutto said his father was a firefighter so he grew up around the profession, one that he called “very unique.” “I love coming to work,” said Hutto, who spends his off days with family, working as part-owner of a fire extinguisher company and teaching part-time at the Romeoville Fire Academy. Skoryi said national numbers show that gas explosions don’t occur that often. But in the Lockport, Crest Hill and Romeoville areas, it seems as if there’s one every couple years, he said. “It’s more than we should have,” he said.

QUICK NEWS Firehouse Subs collecting for Toys for Tots

JOLIET – Firehouse Subs restaurants, including the Joliet store at 1522 Route 59, are teaming up with the United States Marine Corps and Project Join Us for a collection drive campaign from today to

Dec. 8, benefiting Toys for Tots. Several of the participating restaurants will donate a Toy Story Woody Doll to Toys for Tots in honor of first responders, which will include a personalized note from World War II veteran Elwood Hughes (Woody).

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NEW LENOX – The New Lenox Township food pantry is bigger and better – and visitors can see it themselves Saturday. An open house for the new food pantry will be from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday at 1080 S. Cedar Road, New Lenox. The food pantry has expanded in space and includes a walk-in freezer unit. ShareFest and many other local organizations were involved in raising money for it. Kathie Johnson, New Lenox Township family services director, said the food pantry usually has 80 visits a week and 230 families registered to come and get food. There’s a lot more room to the pantry, she said. “I can now buy things and not worry about where to put them. I have plenty of storage space,” Johnson said. The pantry, which operates under the township’s Family Services program, is available to New Lenox residents in need of food supplies. Proof of residency is required. Residents

are limited to one bag of groceries per week, according to its website. “Currently, the food pantry is experiencing record level demand each week. The food pantry does not operate on tax dollars, but solely on donations from our community,” stated the township’s website. The family services program also offers general assistance and a medical supplies exchange program. Gary Cheney, ShareFest organizer, said the effort to expand the pantry and bring in a new freezer unit was a combined one. He said ShareFest, a nonprofit organization, and the Family Services Foundation of New Lenox Township, partnered to do a fundraising campaign to equip and enable the pantry. Volunteer efforts also came from Eagle Scouts, he said. Another big help was the Northern Illinois Food Bank. “It was an effort by a lot of people – not just one organization,” Cheney said. He said the food pantry is now able to feed more people. “Feeding the hungry is one of the biggest needs we have here in Will County,” he said.

HOMER GLEN

Will County sheriff’s police searching for missing teen By BRIAN STANLEY

bstanley@shawmedia.com HOMER GLEN – The Will County Sheriff’s Office police are asking for the public’s help in finding a 16-yearold boy who fled in his mother’s car Tuesday night. According to sheriff’s office spokeswoman Kathy Hoffmeyer, the boy and his mother had been at church classes in Naperville when the boy went out to the car and did not return. A deputy was sent to check at the boy’s home on Beaver Den Trail in Homer Glen’s Hidden Valley subdivision and found “the young man appeared calm, spoke with the deputy and was at the kitchen table doing his homework,” Hoffmeyer said.

“When the deputy stepped outside to report that the young man was fine, [he] left the residence out a side door and sped off in the vehicle.” When the teen crashed the car two blocks away at Beaver Den and Oak Valley trails, he ran, Hoffmeyer said. Deputies searched the neighborhood and a nearby forest preserve. Additional police brought canines and fire officials used infrared equipment but were unable to find the boy by Wednesday morning. The boy is described as white, 5-foot 11-inches tall and 130 pounds in weight, with brown hair and brown eyes. He was wearing basketball-type pants and a gray hoodie. Anyone with information is asked to call 815-727-8575.


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• Matthew R. Kucinic, 38, of the 400 block of Tana Lane in Joliet, was arrested by Joliet police Nov. 24 on charges of robbery and aggravated battery. • Sultonmurod S. Shakarov, 25, of York, Pennsylvania, was arrested by Joliet police Nov. 24 on a charge of retail theft. • Tiffany Thompson, 34, of the 7700 block of West 81st Street in Bridgeview, was arrested by Tinley Park police Nov. 24 on a charge of drug possession. • Cesar F. Trevino, 30, of the 400 block of Abe Street in Joliet, was arrested by sheriff’s police Nov. 24 on charges of criminal sexual assault, traveling to meet a minor and aggravated criminal sexual abuse. • Dempsey D. Collins, 32, of Des Moines, Iowa, was arrested by state police Friday on a charge of aggravated driving under the influence. • Loren D. Corbin, 27, of the 1100 block of Baccarrat Court in Joliet, was arrested by state police Friday on charges of aggravated driving under the influence. • Darren W. Crowder, 35, of the 700 block of Melissa Drive in Bolingbrook, was arrested by Bolingbrook police Friday on charges of aggra-

vated criminal sexual abuse, armed robbery, aggravated robbery and theft. • Brittany Marrero, 21, of the 400 block of Sierra Lane in Bolingbrook, was arrested by Bolingbrook police Friday on a charge of retail theft. • Joseph F. Brow, 29, of the 4200 block of West Mound Road in Joliet, was arrested by state police Saturday on charges of aggravated driving under the influence. • Paula L. Staford, 42, of the 1100 block of New Lenox Road in Joliet, was arrested by Joliet police Saturday on a charge of driving with a suspended license and retail theft. • Cynthia M. Velazquez, 35, and Jorge R. Velazquez, 33, both of the 3400 block of Morgan Street in Steger, were arrested by Tinley Park police Saturday on charges of shoplifting. • Theresa M. Ward-Grossheider, 49, of the 500 block of Cornell Road in Calumet City, was arrested by Tinley Park police Saturday on charges of theft, retail theft and obstructing justice. • Quentin Winston, 36, of the 500 block of Elmwood Avenue in Joliet, was arrested by sheriff’s police Saturday on a charge of aggravated driving under the influence. • Colin Bales, 22, of the 5600 block of Lakeside Drive in Lisle, was arrested by Joliet police Sunday on charges of aggravated battery and aggravated domestic battery. • Tara L. Barefield, 34, of the 2200 block of

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Tips in selecting Medicare cover before Dec. 7 deadline ANOTHER VIEW Neal Fischer If you have Medicare but haven’t selected a 2017 Medicare Advantage or Prescription Drug Plan, the Dec. 7 annual enrollment deadline is quickly approaching. Here are five simple steps to help you make the best decision: Review your current Medicare health plan. Analyze how much you’ve spent on health care during the past year, including hospital expenses, prescriptions and doctor bills. This helps you benchmark your 2017 health care expenses and determine if your current Medicare plan still meets your needs. Select the type of Medicare plan that best fits your needs. Options include: Original Medicare, which provides basic coverage for medical expenses without coverage for most prescriptions, and includes cost-sharing in the form of deductibles and coinsurance. This is Medicare Parts A and B. Medicare Advantage, which includes all of the coverage offered under Original Medicare through a private insurer, and may include extra benefits, such as dental, hearing and vision coverage, a nurse advice line and fitness program, as well as prescription drug coverage. Medicare Advantage plans are steadily gaining popularity, with the number of enrollees more than tripling since 2004 to 17.7 million or nearly a third of Medicare beneficiaries, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation. This is Medicare Part C. Medicare Prescription Drug Plans, which offer coverage for prescription medications, and can be added to Original Medicare, a Medicare Supplement (Medigap) plan or some Medicare Advantage Plans that do not include prescription drug coverage. This is Medicare Part D. Medicare Supplement

Plans, which pay some costs not paid by Original Medicare, like deductibles and coinsurance. Enrollment in a Medicare Supplement plan is not limited to the Medicare Annual Enrollment Period and these plans do not have a set provider network. Comparison Shop. Once you choose the type of Medicare plan that best fits your needs, research the costs, benefits and network of doctors and hospitals associated with each plan. Check to see if your hospital and doctors are included. Consider the “extras” included. Some Medicare Advantage plans include extra benefits, such as a fitness program and exercise classes specifically designed for people with Medicare. Others include dental, vision and hearing benefits. Determine how important these extra benefits are to your lifestyle and wellness needs. Seek help. Shopping for a Medicare plan can be daunting, but there are resources available to assist you. You can call 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227) or TTY: 1-877-486-2048 24 hours a day, seven days a week for 2017 Medicare plan information. And websites like www. Medicare.gov and www.humana-Medicare.com can help you research plans available in your area before the Dec. 7 Medicare Advantage and Prescription Drug Plan annual enrollment deadline. It’s also important to note that the plan you select by Dec. 7 will be your Medicare plan for all of 2017, with few exceptions, so it’s smart to carefully research your options. Remember, the time to act is now. Making sure you have the right health plan in place is one of the best ways to invest in your health.

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NOTICE OF PROPOSED PROPERTY TAX LEVY FOR JOLIET JUNIOR COLLEGE, DISTRICT NO. 525 I. A public hearing to approve a proposed property tax levy for Joliet Junior College, Illinois Community College District No. 525, Counties of Will, Grundy, Livingston, Cook, Kendall, LaSalle and Kankakee, and State of Illinois, for 2016 will be held on Tuesday, December 13, 2016, at noon at Joliet Junior College City Center Campus, 235 N Chicago, Joliet, Illinois. Any person desiring to appear at the public hearing and present testimony to the taxing district may contact Jeffrey A. Heap, Interim Vice President, Administrative Services, 1215 Houbolt Road, Joliet, Illinois, 60431, telephone number (815) 280-2346. II. The corporate and special purpose property taxes extended or abated for 2015 were $49,242,948. The proposed corporate and special purpose property taxes to be levied for 2016 are $50,715,000. This represents a 2.99% increase over the previous year. III. The property taxes extended for debt service and public building commission leases for 2015 were $6,272,053. The estimated property taxes to be levied for debt service and building commission leases for 2016 are $8,076,755. This represents a 28.77% increase over the previous year. IV. The total property taxes extended or abated for 2015 were $55,515,001. The estimated total property taxes to be levied for 2016 are $58,791,755. This represents a 5.90% increase over the previous year. SM-CL0416096

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LEMONT – Candidate nominating petitions for president, clerk and village trustee for the village of Lemont for the consolidated general election April 4, 2017, must be filed with the Lemont village clerk’s office no earlier than 8:30 a.m. Dec. 12 and no later than 5 p.m. Dec. 19. Office hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

JOLIET – Joliet resident Michele Rubin recently was named one of five national winners in the 2016 Nurse.com Giving Excellence Meaning Awards program. Rubin is a clinical nurse specialist in inflammatory bowel disease and colorectal surgery at the University of Chicago Medicine and Michele Rubin won in the Excellence in Community Care category. “She is proud of the difference she makes in her patients’ lives,” Eileen Williamson, senior vice president and chief nurse executive for Nurse.com, stated in a news release. “Michele helped establish the only nurse practitioner-operated J-Pouch clinic in Chicago. She is a widely published author who has been a longtime member of the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America’s Chicago chapter.”

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MORRIS – During a brief special meeting Tuesday night, the Grundy County Board voted, 15-0, with Frank Halpin abstaining and Debra Jo Kinsella absent, to accept a settlement in the amount of $11,000 in a lawsuit against Halpin. “I’m very happy the matter is resolved so the county can move forward,” Grundy County Board Chairman Chris Balkema said after the Frank Halpin meeting. Halpin had no comment. The money is scheduled to be paid Wednesday morning when the case is called before a judge in LaSalle County. The case has been handled in LaSalle County to avoid a conflict of interest. Grundy County filed a civil case in September 2013 against Halpin seeking money he is accused of misappropriating from the county and recoupment of all wages and benefits Halpin received

during his alleged breach of duties as chairman of the County Board and as a board member from 2008 to 2013. The lawsuit follows allegations raised years ago by now-state Rep. David Welter, R-Morris. At the time, Welter – based on an investigation he did before being elected to the County Board – accused Halpin, a Democrat, of receiving reimbursements for meetings he either did not attend or that never took place. Appellate prosecutor Charles Colburn, who had been appointed to investigate any possible criminal acts by Halpin, said no criminal charges were discovered. Colburn reported that “it has also been determined that through errors and omissions, at least one and perhaps more county board members have received funds in excess of those that should have been received. These funds are in excess of $5,000 and may be subject to collection,” he stated in a letter to LaSalle County court officials at that time. The case has been ongoing in LaSalle County since 2013.

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OBITUARIES MARY PATRICIA BYRNE Mary Patricia Byrne “Pat” (nee Frank), over the past few months, Pat was frequently asked by health personnel to provide her full name. She would answer, “Mary Patricia Veronica Frank Byrne” and then proudly volunteer, that she has been married to her “Jimmy” for 56 years and that they have four children and nine grandchildren. Pat died of cancer on November 27th. In her preceding days, her children and grandchildren all gathered at her side to say good bye. She passed away peacefully at home after many months of exceptional care from Jim, Joliet Hospice and her family. Pat was born to Gladys and Leonard Frank, raised in Joliet, and graduated form Joliet Central H.S. Her calling and primary vocations were wife, mother, and grandmother. She was also secretary to former Bishop Romeo Blanchette and Jim’s legal secretary for many years. She was an artistic spirit and a painter who loved to travel, especially to visit her grandchildren. The ocean - any ocean - was her second favorite place after any place her family was. The family that was blessed by her life consists of her son, Daniel married to Laurie (nee Little) residing in San Jose, California and their children, Emily (Matt Klope), Christopher, Sarah, Matthew; son, Joseph married to Lana (nee Novak) residing in Dallas, Texas and their children, Nicholas and Rebecca; daughter, Carrie married to Dominic D’Amato residing in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and their children, Dominic James (deceased), Michael, Kathryn, and Daniel; daughter, Kelly married to Jeff Konkol residing in Waukesha, Wisconsin; Pat’s sister, Coleen Frank residing in Joliet; and her brother, Leonard, residing in Arizona. Funeral Services will be Saturday, December 3, 2016 at 9:15 a.m. from the Fred C. Dames Funeral Home 3200 Black at Essington Rds., Joliet to The Church of St. Jude for a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. Interment Woodlawn Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to The Church of St. Jude in Joliet or the Joliet Area Community Hospice. Visitation Friday from 3:00 to 8:00 p.m. For more information, please call 815-7415500 or visit her Memorial Tribute at www. fredcdames.com.

MARY FRANCES DEDIN Mary Frances Dedin (nee Senffner), age 76, of Arvada, Colorado, and native of Joliet, Illinois, passed away on Friday, November 25, 2016 at Lutheran Hospital in Wheat Ridge, Colorado.

Beloved wife of Tom Dedin Sr.; loving mother of Mary Kaye (Tom) Abbott, Tom Dedin, Jr., Michael Dedin, Deborah (Jay) Gleeson and the deceased Patrick Dedin; beloved daughtersin-law Kimberly (Tom) Dedin Jr., and Stacy (Michael) Dedin; cherished grandmother of Tom Abbott, Jr. and Sara (Lyone)York, Natalie and Aubrey Dedin, Zachary and Kendall Dedin, and Jay Thomas, Toby, Fletcher and Frances Gleeson; great grandmother of Paisley Rae York; dear sister of Dolores (Tom) Kennedy, Matt (Wanda) Senffner, and Tom Senffner; survived also by aunts Theresa (Peter “Benny”) Papesh, Betty Burkhardt, Dolores Emery, and caring aunt to many nieces and nephews. The family will receive family and friends on Monday, December 5th, 2016, at Kurtz Memorial Chapel, 102 E. Francis Rd, New Lenox IL 60451 from 3:00PM until 9:00PM, with a Rosary said at 7:00PM. Funeral services will take place on Tuesday, December 6th, 2016. Prayers will be recited in the funeral home chapel at 10:15AM before leaving for St. Anne’s Catholic Church, 1800 Dearborn Street, Crest Hill, IL, for an 11:00AM Mass of Christian Burial. Entombment will follow at Resurrection Cemetery, Romeoville. Donations may be made to the Rett Syndrome Research Trust at www.reverserett. org. For information www.kurtzmemorialchapel. com or 815-485-3700.

MARGARITA HIRSCH Margarita “Marge” Hirsch (nee Gallegos) age 81 passed away on Wednesday, November 30, 2016 at Joliet Area Community Hospice. Born in Las Vegas, NM and was a supervisor at Mountain States Telephone Co., transferred to Joliet, and worked for Illinois Bell/Ameritech Co. until retirement. She also worked for Joyce Beverages for twelve years. Marge belonged to the Business and Professional Women Club, and Women of the Moose. She was also a member of the Joliet Park District for twenty years where many good friends were made. Preceded in death by her loving husband, Donald W. Hirsch (2007); her parents, Raymond and Ida Gallegos; in-laws, Walter and Violet Hirsch; brothers, Carlos (Clara) Gallegos and Arthur (Cecilia) Gallegos; two brothers-inlaw, Robert Gladders and James Jenkins; and one sister-in-law, Lorraine Gladders. Survived by her two daughters, Loretta Slaboszewski (nee Hirsch) of Lockport, IL and Donna Hirsch of Joliet, IL; one son, Raymond Hirsch of Merritt Island, FL; one grandson, Michael Slaboszewski of Joliet, IL; in-laws, Donald and Clarita “Tootsie” Vargo and Dorothy “Bubs” Jenkins; and many nieces and nephews. A Memorial Mass for Marge Hirsch will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, December 2, 2016 at Church of St. Jude, 2212 McDonough

Street, Joliet, IL. Family will receive friends and relatives from 9:30 a.m. until the time of mass. As it was her wish, cremation rites have been accorded. Private inurnment will take place at a later date at Woodlawn Memorial Park in Joliet, IL. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Joliet Area Community Hospice would be appreciated. For further information, please call 815-7415500 or visit her Memorial Tribute at www. fredcdames.com

ALBERT J. KATTANY Albert J. Kattany, age 91, entered into eternal life on Tuesday, November 29, 2016 surrounded by his loving family. Albert is survived by his beloved wife of 60 years, Evelyn; loving daughters, Karen (James) Koniuszy and Lori Kattany; cherished grandchildren, Jason (Megan), Stacey (Lawrence), Greg, Kaitlyn, and Bethany; cherished great-grandchildren, Logan, Allison, Addyson, Landon, Anniston, Lawrence III, Daiyaan, and Rihanna; dear nephew, Albert (Connie) Kaleta; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. Preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Jenny Kattany; sister, Clara Mason; brothers, Ferris and Fase Kattany. Albert served proudly in the United States Navy as a member of the scouts and raiders and as a seaman in charge of Admiral Frank J. Lowry’s private boat during WWII. He was noted for his skilled marksmanship as a sharp shooter. Albert established Kattany Pioneer Systems Heating and Air Conditioning in Joliet which he owned and operated for 30 years. As an experienced pilot, Albert owned his own airplane, flying for enjoyment and to transport prisoners for the Will County Sheriff. He was also an avid golfer. Albert will be greatly missed by his beloved wife, his loving family, and dear friends. The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the nurses and staff at Edward Hines VA Hospital especially Dr. McLean. A Celebration of Albert’s life will begin on Friday, December 2, 2016 with a visitation from 9:00 a.m. until the time of funeral service at 10:00 a.m. in the funeral home chapel. Interment to follow at Woodlawn Memorial Park with full military honors. Visitation will be Thursday, December 1, 2016 from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Tezak Funeral Home, 1211 Plainfield Rd, Joliet, IL 60435. Obituary and tribute wall for Albert J. Kattany at www. tezakfuneralhome.com or for information, 815-722-0524. Arrangements entrusted to:

DOROTHY MAE KRAUSE Born: May 6, 1922 Died: November 26, 2016

Dorothy Mae “Dee” Krause (nee Roettger), age 94, of the Villages of Laclede Oaks in St. Louis, MO since 2008, and a former longtime Joliet, IL resident, passed Saturday, November 26, 2016. She was born May 6, 1922 in Joliet to the late Esther (nee Krueger) and Arthur A. Roettger. A graduate of Joliet Township High School and life member of St. Peter Lutheran Church where she was active with the Ladies Aid, Evening Guild and Bell Choir as well as a former Sunday School Teacher. Beloved wife of Carl H. Krause, whom she married May 1, 1949 at St. Peters; loving mother of Bonnie Hesse of Arnold, MO, Nancy Koken of Irvine, CA and the late Janice (Ronald) Meredith, Jr. of Omaha. NE; and proud grandmother of Matthew Koken, and Rachel and Robert Meredith. Preceded in death by her parents; and an infant brother. Dee retired in 1977 from the Bookmobile Division of the Joliet Public Library and was formerly employed by Gerlach-Barklow in Joliet. A visitation for Dorothy Mae Krause will be held on Friday, December 2, 2016 at the Fred C. Dames Funeral Home, 3200 Black at Essington Roads, Joliet, from 9:00 a.m. until a prayer service begins at 10:00 a.m. Committal Prayers and Interment will follow at Elmhurst Cemetery in Joliet, IL. In lieu of flowers, memorials in her name can be made to St. Peter Lutheran Church and/or School. For more information please call (815) 7415500 or visit her Memorial Tribute at www. fredcdames.com.

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OBITUARIES EDWARD A. KRUTULIS Born: November 9, 1963 Died: November 26, 2016

Born: March 28, 1949 Died: November 30, 2016

Sandra Kay McCrory (nee Hester), age 67, of Crest Hill, passed away Wednesday, November 30, 2016 at Presence St. Joseph Medical Center with her family by her side. Born March 28, 1949 in Mt. Vernon, IL she was the daughter of the late Frank J. and Jacqueline F. (nee Warner) Hester. She worked for Federal signal for many years, and previously worked for Kerr Glass. Sandra was a caring and giving person, always helping others. She will long be remembered for her kindness and how much she loved her family. She loved to cook and entertain. Sandy was the highlight of all the family gatherings where she created the games and activities for everyone’s enjoyment She also had a wonderful sense of humor. Surviving are her beloved husband of 31 years, James L. McCrory of Crest Hill; one son, James (Debbie) McCrory of Bradley; one daughter, Becky Coryell of Momence; 12 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Sharon (William) Poole and Debbie (Sam) Mateos; three nieces who were like daughters, Sheri (Troy) Tomsheck, Rebecca (Chris) Cruver and Tricia McKay; and several other nieces and nephews. A Memorial Service for Sandra McCrory will be held Saturday, December 3, 2016 at 4:00 p.m., at Fred C. Dames Funeral Home, 3200 Black at Essington Roads, Joliet, where a memorial visitation will be held from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Will County Humane Society would be appreciated. For more information, please call (815) 741-5500 or visit her Memorial Tribute at www.fredcdames.com

Tezak Funeral Home, 1211 Plainfield Road, Joliet from 4:00 p.m. until 5:30 p.m. A service will be held in the funeral home chapel following visitation at 6:00 p.m. Obituary and tribute wall for Charly Angel Robledo at www.tezakfuneralhome.com or for information, 815-722-0524. Arrangements entrusted to:

CELESTE DOMIANA ROPPO Celeste Domiana Roppo “Wessy,” age 24, late of Lockport, passed away suddenly Tuesday, November 29, 2016. Born in Hinsdale, living in Lockport most of her life. Employed by her family’s business Steamers Restaurant, Homer Glen. She was a cheerleader and a 2010 Lockport Township High School Graduate. Celeste participated in drag racing at Route 66 Speedway in her 71 Pontiac Trans Am; loved snowmobiling, but her greatest joy in life was spending time with her son, family and boyfriend Matt and his son Jaxon. Preceded in death by her maternal grandfathers, Robert L. Dawson and Victor Longhini; and

paternal grandparents Michelangelo and Helen Roppo. Survived by her son, Sean Michael Roppo; her parents, Michelangelo and Sherri (Dawson) Roppo; brothers, Jason (Mandee), Sean (Sheila), Joe and SGT. Roppo Nicholas (Courtney); sister, Staci (Walter) Taylor; maternal grandmother, Bonnie Longhini; her boyfriend, Matthew Berndt and his son Jaxon; nieces and nephews, Kylie, Ella, Kash and Chance Roppo and Madelyn Callahan. Several aunts, uncles and cousins also survive. Celeste was a survivor, and will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Roppo family, which will be given to Anti-Drug Organizations, would be appreciated. Funeral services will be held Sunday, December 4, 2016 at 6:00 P.M in the O’Neil Funeral Home Chapel, 1105 E. 9th St. (159th St.) Lockport, with Pastor Bill Carroll officiating. Visitation Sunday at the funeral home, from 2:00 P.M until 6:00 P.M. Cremation rites will be respectfully addressed following services. Family and friends can sign the online guest book or to attain directions at: www.oneilfuneralhome.com

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY Ruby Winston

12/1/1923 -- 3/3/2014

“If Roses grow in Heaven”

CHARLY ANGEL ROBLEDO Charly Angel Robledo, age 17, suddenly on Saturday, November 26, 2016. Charly is survived by her loving mother, Sidney Barrett-Sacauskas; father, Cesar Robledo; brothers, Julian Robledo and Ethan Robledo; step-father, Ken Sacauskas; step-brother, Robert Sacauskas; uncles, Reri and George Barrett; Aunts, Gina and Jewel Barrett, Ana and Obdulia Robledo; grandfather, Juan Robledo; several cousins, aunts and uncles. Preceded in death by brother, Maximos Robledo; maternal grandmother, Claudette Barrett; maternal grandfather, George Barrett; paternal grandmother, San Juana Robledo. Charly was an Honor Roll Student. She was a member of the Joliet Police Explorer as well as ROTC. She will be dearly missed. A celebration of Charly’s life will begin on Saturday, December 3, 2016 with a visitation at

If Roses grow in Heaven Lord, please pick a bunch for me, place them in my Mother’s arms and tell her they’re from me. Tell her that I love and miss her, and when she turns to smile, place a kiss upon her cheek and hold her for awhile. Because remembering her is easy, I do it every day, but there’s an ache within my heart that will never go away.

Love, Letha & Andre

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Edward A. Krutulis, age 53. Passed away suddenly on Saturday, November 26, 2016 at Presence St. Joseph Medical Center. Born November 9, 1963 in Chicago and a resident of Plainfield for the last 28 years. He was a graduate of Downers Grove South and a member of the Civil Air Patrol. A graduate of Lewis University with a Bachelors Degree, he was also a Cadet Lt. Colonel, Encampment Commander for the Illinois Wing Summer Encampment, President of the Lewis University Zeta Xi Chapter of Delta Sigma Pi 1984-1986 and he coached PSA boys soccer for 10 seasons. A member of Holy Family Catholic Parish where he was a dedicated 8th grade Religious Education Teacher for 8 years and served on Holy Family Parish Council. A recipient of a Lifetime Achievement Award (CAPE) from District 202 Drauden Point Middle School in 2015. When Edward wasn’t spending time with family and friends he enjoyed golfing, antique cars, and was an avid sports fan. Edward was committed to his family and his faith and it showed in every aspect of his life. Preceded by his father, Severinas Krutulis; and father-in-law, Lenny DeBoni. Survived by his beloved wife, of 26 years Wendy L. (DeBoni) Krutulis of Plainfield, son Myles Krutulis of Plainfield, IL, mother Lucia Krutulis, brother Arunas (Irene) Krutulis, sister Jurate (George) Neuman, motherin-law, Margaret DeBoni; brothers-in-law Joseph (Laura) DeBoni and Michael (Amy) DeBoni, sisters-in-law Debbie Conrad, Lori (Bob) Kent, Diane (Ed) Ridder, Tricia (Bob) Whitney, Denise (Kevin) Liekis, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and 2 beloved dogs Anakin and Bogart also survive. Funeral services for Edward A. Krutulis will be held Friday, December 2, 2016 at 9:15 a.m. from the Fred C. Dames Funeral Home, 3200 Black at Essington Roads, Joliet, to Holy Family Catholic Church, 600 N. Brookforest Drive, Shorewood, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. Interment will be in St. Mary Immaculate Catholic Cemetery, Plainfield. Memorials in his name in accordance with his family’s wishes would be appreciated. Visitation will be held Thursday from 3:00 until 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. For additional information, please call (815) 741-5500 or visit his Memorial Tribute at www.fredcdames.com.

SANDRA KAY McCRORY

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Court weighs decision on LGBT workplace bias By MICHAEL TARM The Associated Press

CHICAGO – A rare full-court session of a U.S. appeals court in Chicago heard arguments Wednesday on whether protections under a 1964 Civil Rights Act should be expanded to cover workplace discrimination against LGBT employees, as hopes dim among some gay rights activists that the question will be resolved in their favor after Republican election victories. Several of the 11 judges at the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals signaled they are ready to enter what would be a historic ruling broadening the scope the 52-year-old landmark law, with the court directing the toughest questions during the hourlong hearing at a lawyer who argued only Congress could extend the protections. Judge Richard Posner repeatedly interrupted the lawyer representing an Indiana community college that was sued by a lesbian for alleged discrimination and at one point asked: “Who will be hurt if gays and lesbians have a little more job protection?” When attorney John Maley said he couldn’t think of anyone who would be harmed, Posner shot back, “So, what’s the big deal?” Even if the 7th Circuit becomes the first U.S. appellate court to rule that the law covers sex-orientation bias, legal experts said the issue is likely to land before the Supreme Court. Chances of a majority of justices agreeing that workplace protections should include LGBT workers will be slimmer if President-elect Donald Trump fills a high court vacancy with a social conservative. A GOP-majority House and Senate also makes it unlikely the next Congress will amend the statute, said Chicago-based labor lawyer Barry Hartstein. “You can’t count on Congress or the courts,” said Hartstein, who wants the act to cover LGBT workers. President Barack Obama’s administration has taken the position that the law already prohibits discrimination of LGBT workers. It has criticized courts for a reluctance to

reach the same conclusion. The 7th Circuit decided in October to rehear the case of teacher Kimberly Hively, who claimed Ivy Tech Community College didn’t hire her full time because she is a lesbian. The full court vacated the July finding by three of its own judges that the civil rights law doesn’t cover sexual-orientation bias. A new ruling is expected within several weeks. Wednesday’s hearing focused on the meaning of the word “sex” in Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the provision that bans workplace bias based on race, religion, national origin or sex. Multiple court rulings back Maley’s contention that Congress meant for the word to refer only to whether a worker was male or female. Given that, he said it would be wrong to stretch the meaning of “sex” in the statute to also include sexual orientation. The school’s lawyer conceded the law is imprecise, but added: “That makes it an issue for Congress.” Several judges challenged him for arguing it’s not a federal court’s place to mandate that a law do something lawmakers didn’t originally intend for it to do. “You seem to think the meaning of the statute was frozen on the day it passed,” Posner said to Maley. “That, of course, is false.” And the judge added: “Are we bound by what people thought in 1964?” He and other judges pointed to bans on interracial marriage as examples of laws that changed or were expanded by courts as societal norms changed. In his presentation, the teacher’s lawyer pointed to what he described as the absurdity of one 1980s Supreme Court finding that if workers are discriminated against because they don’t behave around the office by norms of how men or women should behave, then that violates the Civil Rights Law. But if a man or woman is discriminated against at work for being gay that was found not to violate the Civil Rights Act. “You can’t discriminate against a woman because she rides a Harley, had Bears tickets or has tattoos,” attorney Gregory Nevins said. “But you can if she’s lesbian.”

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LUCILLE A. SENKO Lucille A. Senko (Nee: Borio) “Lucy,” age 94, of Joliet, passed away peacefully Monday, November 28, 2016 at Sunny Hill Nursing Home of Will County. Born in Fairbury, IL, living in Joliet most of her life. Member of the Annunciation Byzantine Catholic Church, Homer Glen. Preceded in death by her husband, Steven; a grandson, Jeffrey J. Senko; her parents, Felix and Angelina (Frasca) Borio; her brothers, Anthony, Frank, James and Felix Borio; her sisters, Irene Borio in infancy Laura Ausec, Rose Marie Weese, Pearl Bailey Vershay and Norma Guess. Survived by her children, Dennis (Mary Ann) Senko, David (Yvonne) Senko and Diane (Richard) Thomas; her grandchildren, David Jr. (Sheryl) Senko, Natalie Senko, Erik (Mosi) Senko, Chad and Stefan Boden, Angela (Billy) White and Aarika (Stephen) Mrozynski; her great-grandchildren, Samantha and Sydney Senko, Randy Senko, Kent Senko, Penelope White and AJ Mrozynski. Several nieces and nephews also survive. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Annunciation Byzantine Catholic Church, Sunny Hill Nursing Home of Will County or Joliet Area Community Hospice would be appreciated. Lucy’s family would like to extend their deepest gratitude to the staff at both Sunny Hill Nursing Home of Will County and Joliet Area Community Hospice for their loving care they gave to Lucy and to them. Funeral services will be held Friday, December 2, 2016, 10:00 A.M. from the O’NEIL FUNERAL HOME CHAPEL, 1105 E. 9TH ST. (159TH ST.), LOCKPORT to Annunciation Byzantine Catholic Church for Rite of Christian Burial at 11:00 A.M. Visitation will be held Friday Morning from 9:00 A.M. to 10:00 A.M. at the funeral home. Family and friends can sign the online guest book or to attain directions at: www.oneilfuneralhome.com.

HELEN L. SMITHSON Helen L. Smithson, age 100, late of New Lenox, Died November 23, 2016. Preceded in death by her husband, William Smithson; two great grandchildren, Danielle McDonald and Megan Smithson. Helen is survived by her children; James Smithson, Jo Ann (Edward Wood) Gleason Wood, Carol (Ken) Oldendorf, Richard (Diana) Smithson and Laurene (Jim Kollbaum)

Wajchert; thirteen grandchildren; thirty great grandchildren; seven great great grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. Helen was a longtime member of United Methodist Church of New Lenox. Funeral Service will take place Saturday 11:00 AM at United Methodist Church of New Lenox 339 W. Haven Avenue New Lenox, IL Interment Maplewood Cemetery. Donations in her name to United Methodist Church of New Lenox would be appreciated. Visitation Friday at Hickey Memorial Chapel 442 E. Lincoln Hwy New Lenox 3:00 to 7:00 PM 815-485-8697

DIANNE WHITE

Born: November 17, 1942 Died: November 28, 2016 Dianne White, age 74, Late of New Lenox. Born November 17, 1942 in New Orleans, LA. Passed away on November 28, 2016 at Christ Hospital. She is survived by her loving husband of 51 years, Stephen White; her beloved children, Lori (George) Hromadka, Stephen (Jodi) White, Brian (Sarah) White and Michael (Jessica) White. Devoted Grandmother of Victoria, Sasha, Brian, Hanna, McKenzie, Daniel, Carson, Maxwell and Jaxson. Dear sister of John Albert (Karen) Franck Jr. numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Dianne was the President of Silver Cross hospital Childer Guild. Funeral Friday 9:30 AM. From Hickey Memorial Chapel 442 E. Lincoln Hwy. New Lenox to St Jude Church 10:00 AM Mass. Visitation Thursday 3:00 to 8:00 PM 815-485-8697


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Stein asks for presidential convict him of murder or convict him of voluntary manslaughter. recount in Michigan LANSING, Mich. – Green Party presidential nominee Jill Stein on Wednesday requested a full hand recount of Michigan’s presidential vote, making it the third state narrowly won by Republican Donald Trump where she wants another look at the results. Stein previously asked for recounts of the votes in Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. Trump defeated Democrat Hillary Clinton by about 10,700 votes out of nearly 4.8 million ballots cast in Michigan, or two-tenths of a percentage point. But Stein alleged that irregularities and the possibility that vote scanning devices could have been hacked call the results into question. Elections officials in all three states have expressed confidence in the results. Michigan’s recount could start as early as Friday, although a challenge to the recount by Trump may delay it.

The case then went to the jury Wednesday evening after a monthlong trial in which 55 witnesses testified. They deliberated for about an hour before going home for the night. Slager was charged with murder, but the judge said Wednesday that the jury also could consider manslaughter in the death of 50-year-old Walter Scott, who died after five of the eight bullets Slager fired hit him in the back as he tried to run away.

OPEC agrees to cut output in bid to push up oil price

VIENNA – Breaking with years of inaction, OPEC agreed Wednesday to cut its oil output for the first time since 2008. The move effectively scraps its strategy of squeezing U.S. competition through high supply that had backfired by lowering prices and draining the cartel’s own economies. The reduction of 1.2 million barrels a day is significant, leaving Charleston jurors begin deliberating murder trial OPEC’s daily output at 32.5 million CHARLESTON, S.C. – A jury of 11 barrels. And OPEC President whites and one black man began Mohammed Bin Saleh Al-Sada said non-OPEC nations are expected to deliberations Wednesday in the pare an additional 600,000 barrels murder trial of Michael Slager, a fired white police officer who was a day off their production. The videotaped killing a black motorist combined cut will result, at least in the short term, in somewhat more after a traffic stop. Circuit Judge Clifton Newman in- pricey oil – and, by extension, car structed the jurors on the law and fuel, heating and electricity. – Wire reports told them they could acquit Slager,

Steven Mnuchin, President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee for Treasury secretary, talks with reporters Wednesday in the lobby of Trump Tower in New York.

Trump diving right in by tapping Cabinet members By JULIE PACE and JOSH BOAK The Associated Press

WASHINGTON – Donald Trump promised to “drain the swamp” in the nation’s capital. Instead, he’s diving right in. So far, the president-elect is tapping people with deep ties to Washington and Wall Street as he fills out his Cabinet, turning to two power centers he vilified as greedy, corrupt and out of touch with Americans during his White House campaign. His choices have won praise from Republicans relieved by his more conventional choices, but could risk angering voters who rallied behind his calls for upending the political system. Two of Trump’s early picks are wealthy financial industry insiders with ties to the kinds of institutions he railed against as a candidate. Elaine Chao, his choice for transportation secretary and an accomplished political figure in her own right, is married to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell – blending family and political power in a way Trump fiercely criticized campaign rival Hillary Clinton for. Jeff Sessions, Trump’s selection for attorney general, has spent two decades in the Senate, and Tom Price, his health and human services nominee, is a six-term congressman. The gap between Trump’s campaign rhetoric and his governing decisions is most striking regarding his emerging economic team. On Wednesday, he announced that he planned to nominate former Goldman Sachs executive Steven Mnuchin as his Treasury secretary and billionaire investor Wilbur Ross to lead the

Commerce Department. As a candidate, Trump said Wall Street had created “tremendous problems” for the country. He included the CEO of Goldman Sachs in a TV advertisement that accused global financial powers of having “robbed our working class.” Mnuchin and Ross also have financial links to Trump’s White House bid, with Mnuchin having led the campaign’s fundraising efforts. Trump repeatedly bragged that his personal wealth – he mostly self-funded his campaign during the primaries – meant he would not be beholden to donors who might expect their financial contributions to be repaid with powerful jobs or insider access. “I can’t be bought,” Trump said during the campaign. “I won’t owe anybody anything.” Trump’s transition team brushed aside questions about whether there are inconsistencies between the president-elect’s campaign rhetoric and his Cabinet picks. “These are experts who know how to win,” spokesman Jason Miller said Wednesday. By picking billionaires, as well as a smattering of millionaires, for his Cabinet, Trump is asking voters to trust that privileged insiders can help a stressed and dispirited middle class – although he, like past presidential candidates, promised he would change that dynamic. Few of his choices have outwardly displayed much of a common touch. Many live surrounded by a level of wealth that most Americans struggle to fathom – and prospered in recent decades as many Americans coped with stagnant incomes.

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New approach to choosing speaker

A courageous, bipartisan coalition could bring new leadership to Illinois House The goal of the Illinois Legislature, reduced to its simplest terms, is to make life better for all the people of Illinois. Legislative leaders, unfortunately, aren’t delivering on that goal. The result? Massive deficits, billions in debt, hugely unfunded pensions, billions in unpaid bills, and gridlock on such basics as a state budget. House Speaker Michael Madigan, 74, a Chicago Democrat who has led the House for 32 of the past 34 years, has presided over a failing state that is falling further behind. A House member since 1971, and speaker since 1983 (with a 2-year gap in the 1990s), Madigan seems less interested in the public’s welfare than in his own. For reasons known only to Madigan, holding power is his obsession. But the Nov. 8 election saw losses for Madigan. Democrats will control 67 seats when the new House convenes in January, with Republicans having 51 seats. That compares to this year’s House, where Madigan has a 71-seat supermajority, while Republicans, led by Minority Leader Jim Durkin, R-Western Springs, have 47 seats. Many Illinois voters have said they want the parties to work together for the public good. Under Madigan’s leadership, as he stubbornly locks horns with Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner, that’s unlikely to happen. For the first time in years, however, several House Democrats publicly expressed concerns over Madigan’s lack of a positive agenda going forward. They’re not ready to commit their support to his re-election as speaker. To those Democrats, their fellow party members, and House Republicans, may we suggest a new approach? When the election for House speaker takes place, minority Republicans should not do the same thing they’ve done for years – fruitlessly vote for their party caucus leader for speaker. Instead, after some behind-thescenes negotiations, they should announce the following: “We are prepared to vote en masse

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for a compromise Democratic candidate for House speaker.” That’s right, 51 Republicans voting for a Democratic candidate who is not named Madigan. Republicans could continue: “We, in fact, will nominate such a person. We will then supply 51 votes, out of the minimum 60 that are required for election. That’s 85 percent of the total.” Democrats disaffected by Madigan’s leadership would thus have an opportunity and a choice to bravely chart a new course. It would take a coalition of only nine Democrats to join 51 Republican colleagues to unseat Madigan as House speaker. Nine Democrats who want Illinois to have fresh leadership.

Is this outside the box? Definitely. Unorthodox? Of course. But it could happen. House members, after all, are not a monolithic group of stodgy old-timers, unalterably set in their ways. A lot of fresh faces have joined the House so far this decade. Democrats have added 37 new House members in the 2010s, and Republicans 33 (not counting the Nov. 8 election results). From that group of 70, surely there are aspiring leaders with fresh, innovative ideas who would like their turn to lead. Insanity is defined as doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results. That’s like electing Madigan speaker over and over and expecting real

change. Think about it. Hasn’t Madigan had long enough to make life better for Illinoisans? Yes. Wouldn’t it be crazy to keep electing him House speaker? Yes. Shouldn’t a courageous coalition of Democrats and Republicans band together to end the Madigan era? Definitely. High drama would result when Madigan’s minions nominate him, the Republicans nominate their coalition Democratic alternative, and a roll-call vote is taken. Riding this coalition bronco might be a little rough at first, but it would be worth the effort to topple Madigan from his high horse.

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Olive-Harvey college’s Antonio Allison defends JJC’s Richie Elias on Tuesday at Joliet Junior College.

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Area players the key to Joliet Junior College’s strong start By JEFF DeGRAW

Shaw Media correspondent JOLIET – When high school athletes graduate, regardless of the sport, it’s easy to not follow them when they go off to college. But that’s not the case with Joliet Junior College men’s basketball team. Eight of the 12 roster spots are occupied by Joliet-area players who have played an important role in the Wolves’ 7-1 start this season. “It’s our goal every year to recruit the local players,” JJC coach Joe

Kuhn said. “We end up fighting a couple of things in that process. The first is that most kids like to go away for school, and secondly, we need the best of the local talent to be able to compete at the national level.” Competing at the national level is something Kuhn, who is coaching his 20th season at JJC, takes seriously. The Wolves have had 20-plus win seasons in 15 of the past 19 years. Along with the 2010 national title, seven N4C conference titles and six trips to the national finals, success is the norm for the Wolves.

Kuhn has a career record of 431-194 as the Wolves’ mentor. He is second on the all-time wins list behind A.A. “Fizz” Wills, whom the gymnasium is named after. Neither of the two factors Kuhn mentioned were a problem with local players on this roster. They all mentioned the importance of staying close to home, and they all played key roles in their high school teams’ success. Two sophomores who played locally have had a key role in the Wolves’ success – Robbie Brooks and Johnny Campbell.

Brooks, a Plainfield Central graduate, is one of the leading scorers on the team and had a 31-point game earlier this year. “Robbie has tremendous upside, and he is still improving,” Kuhn said. “He has come a long way in his two seasons with us, especially on the defensive end of the floor.” Brooks, along with his local teammates, was happy to stay close to home to continue his basketball career.

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Exciting season ahead for Lockport wrestlers VIEWS Curt Herron The season is just a little more than a week old and already it’s shaping up to be a very special one for Lockport’s wrestling team. The tone was set in last Tuesday’s opener when Porters coach Josh Oster faced his brother, Jake, who was making his debut as Yorkville’s coach. Another brother, Jameson, joined his alma mater as an assistant coach, becoming the fourth Oster to do so. The Osters have had a huge impact on the program’s emergence as one of the state’s best. All five brothers finished their careers among the school’s all-time winners, and three of them won state titles. Josh has followed in the footsteps of his mentor, Joe Williams, to not only keep the success rolling, but also to expand it. Speaking of Williams, it was great to see him honored by being put into the school’s athletic hall of fame that same night. While he is content to handle the announcing duties at meets, the longtime coach and his many fine assistants helped to establish a great foundation. The Porters went from being a struggling program that was happy to qualify anyone for state to actually competing with the elite for the unofficial scored state meet title. After taking fourth place to claim its first state trophy two years ago and then moving up one spot a year ago, expectations were naturally very high for Lockport coming into this season, especially since its lone major graduation loss from a year ago was the last of the Oster brothers, Shayne, who is now at Northwestern University. The Porters are off to a 5-0 start this season after sweeping three dual meets Saturday in a quadrangular at Minooka. Their biggest win to date is a 38-20 victory over Mount Carmel during that meet. The Caravan were top-ranked in one poll while Lockport was ranked fourth. Lockport got two-time placewinner senior Trevell Timmons back for the Minooka quad to join two other state qualifiers from last year, senior Brandon Ramos and sophomore Baylor Fernandes, who already had competed. It still is awaiting the return of two other returning qualifiers, two-time medalist senior Abdullah Assaf and sophomore Ronald Tucker Jr. After competing in a dual meet at Bolingbrook Thursday, the Porters will try to claim top honors in the Ron Sauer duals tournament this weekend in Arnold, Missouri. They also have a

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ABOVE: The Oster brothers, Yorkville coach Jake (left), Lockport coach Josh (center) and Lockport assistant coach Jameson, are pictured before the start of the Nov. 22 match between Lockport and Yorkville at Lockport High School. BELOW: Lockport’s Anthony Molton (113) tries to pin Yorkville’s Justin Hames. big dual meet Tuesday at Lincoln-Way West when they compete in the auditorium. In addition to the returning qualifiers, Lockport sent eight individuals to the USA Wrestling Cadet Nationals in Fargo, North Dakota, in July, and four of those received six medals as All-Americans. Sophomores Matt Ramos and Tucker won medals in both Freestyle and Greco-Roman while sophomores Anthony Molton and Fernandes also were All-Americans. Brandon Ramos, Assaf, junior Yousif Salah and freshman James Pierandozzi also competed. We’ll learn more about the Porters after they participate in two rugged tournaments before and after New Year’s Day. They’ll travel to Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, for the Powerade Invite on Dec. 29 and 30 and head to Kaukauna, Wisconsin, for the Cheesehead Invite on Jan. 6 and 7. The regional will be held four weeks after that. The national website InterMat Wrestling has noticed Lockport, featuring it in an article on the front page of its site on Wednesday. The Porters are ranked 20th, with three-time defending Class 3A champ Oak Park and River Forest ahead of it among state squads at No. 18. Washington (23rd) and Montini (26th) are the only other Illinois teams in the rankings.

Three local individuals are ranked by the website. Lockport resident and St. Rita senior Austin O’Connor, who is pursuing his fourth state title this year, is fourth at 152; Plainfield East senior Michael McGee, a two-time finalist and 2015 champion, is 13th at 120; and Timmons, who won a title at Fargo in 2015, is 14th at 160. Are the Porters good enough to contend with perennial powers OPRF and Montini for this year’s Class 3A title? Their lineup doesn’t figure to have

many holes and is filled with plenty of guys who can supply both big and narrow victories, which is critical for dual meet team success. It’s difficult to look too far ahead since the postseason route hasn’t been established yet. But it’s easy to get excited about what the Porters might be able to accomplish this season.

• Curt Herron is a sportswriter for the Herald-News and can be reached at cherron@shawmedia.com.


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lection, is second on the squad in kills per set (3.14) and third in kills (289) while leading the Flyers in aces per set with 0.35. Lewis (25-7) opens NCAA Midwest Regional Tournament action on Thursday as the third-seeded Flyers take on No. 6 Ashland at 1:30 p.m. at Ferris State.

BOYS BASKETBALL Aurora Christian 42, Joliet Catholic 40:

The Hilltoppers lost on a basket with six seconds left. Jack Surin had 21 points, while Aiden Tyrell added 11 points.

GIRLS BASKETBALL Lincoln-Way West 56, Oak Forest 50: The Warriors (6-0) were led by Courtney O’Donnell (21 points), Emily Atsinger (15 points) and Stephanie Athanasoulis (10 points).

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“I have really learned how to play a team game,” Brooks said. “It was great to come here and play. We play against great competition; you get a chance to develop because you play. This has helped so much for playing somewhere the next two years.” Campbell, who at 6-foot-2 plays much bigger on the inside, took a different route to the college game. The 2014 Lockport graduate took a year off before enrolling at JJC. “I always had the motivation to play college ball,” Campbell said. “I had a child and had to make sure everything was in order. I want to continue to play as long as I can and show him that you can be successful, whatever life throws at you. “There is always a great team atmosphere that coach puts together here at JJC.” Andre Sawchuk, also a Lockport graduate, is the third sophomore on the roster. He attended College of DuPage last year and transferred to JJC. Sawchuk has been battling injuries and may redshirt this season. Five local freshmen who play vital roles in the success also are on the roster. Plainfield North graduate Richie Elias starts at the point guard position for the Wolves and knew about JJC from his high school coach, Bob Krahulic, who played at JJC under Kuhn. “The style we play here is a lot like what we played at North because of coach Krahulic,” Elias said. “He got me in touch with coach Kuhn, and everything fell into place. I wanted to

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JJC’s Robert Brooks puts up a shot against Olive-Harvey College on Tuesday at Joliet Junior College. play close to home and have the opportunity, not only to play right away, but get more exposure for the future. “This has been a great experience so far, and I believe this team can go far this year. We are good offensively, have a great transition team and work hard on defensive.” Lincoln-Way Central teammates, Jarret Gmazel and Mitchell Kwasigroch are together again after a successful run with the Knights. “I knew Mitchell was coming here, and I knew coach Kuhn, who is a great coach,” said Gmazel, who can knock down the three from anywhere on the floor. “You get plenty of playing time, and you learn the game at the next lev-

el. What is really cool is that we are playing with players who we used to play against in high school. We work well together as a team.” Kwasigroch, who at 6-foot-5 plays on the inside and had a 27-point game earlier in the season, also liked the idea of being close to home. “Being close to home was important, and it’s not as expensive,” Kwasigroch said. “You get more exposure with the playing time, along with playing under coach Kuhn has been great. This team has been fun, we all get along, work together and it’s exciting that I still get to play with Jarret.” Max Ahern, a 2015 Joliet West graduate, took a similar route like Camp-

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(126 pounds), Robby Bates (170), Jeffrey Johnson (195) and R.J. Roderick (220) all had pins, Cody Baldridge (182) won by technical fall and Dan Grant (120) and Mason Young (160) won narrow decisions for Morris

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL St. Francis 82, Trinity Christian 53: The

No. 3 Saints (7-0) were led by Jordan Giddings (30 points, 7 rebounds), Charnelle Reed (16 points, 13 rebounds) and Kamari Jordan (12 points).

WOMEN’S VOLLEYBALL Grand View 3, St. Francis 0: The Saints

(31-13) fell to 0-2 in pool play at the NAIA Tournament. Alyssa Bridleman had seven kills and five blocks, while Jessica Karalow added six kills.

bell, as he took a year off from basketball. “Out of high school, I initially went to Southeast Missouri State, but it didn’t work out,” the 6-foot-5 Ahern said. “I’ve always been around JJC growing up, so I contacted coach Kuhn and everything worked out. I missed the game and playing; this won’t last forever, so I wanted to take advantage of the opportunity. This is the hardest competition I’ve played against. “Probably the best thing, is playing with guys you used to play against in high school. I remember playing against Johnny [Campbell] in high school, and he gave me the biggest bruise I ever had.” The third 6-foot-5 player on the roster is Plainfield South graduate Logan Ludy. “This is big for me to play here,” Ludy said. “I tore a tendon in my finger last year at South and missed about half of my senior season. This team plays well together, and coach Kuhn keeps it real; he tells it like it is.” The other four members of the Wolves’ roster are sophomore Rob Blissitt from Thornwood, freshmen Daevion Rogers from Rockford Auburn, Kaveon Rogers from Rockford Jefferson and Clinton Berhow from Skyline, Utah. “The basketball IQ of this team is so good,” Kuhn said. “They fit in so well with the system, and we are able to run a lot of plays. I’m extremely happy with our play so far. We let one get away against Illinois Valley, but we learned from that. “As usual, the conference is very good, and Region IV has added Elgin Community College this year. There are a lot of good teams out there, but I’ll take our team against anyone.”

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ROMEOVILLE – The American Volleyball Coaches Association announced that No. 18 Lewis University garnered four selections to the AVCA Women’s Volleyball All-Region Teams. Flyers redshirt sophomore setter Abby Becker, sophomore outside hitter Elizabeth Hyland and junior middle hitter Aly Schneider earned All-Midwest Region Team accolades. Redshirt junior rightside Maddie Seliga was an Honorable Mention All-Midwest Region selection. The four All-Region selections are the third most of any NCAA Division II women’s volleyball team behind Wheeling Jesuit (6) and Angelo State (5). Becker, who was named to the D2CCA All-Midwest Region Team, leads

the Great Lakes Valley Conference in assists with 1,285. She has helped spearhead the Flyers to a .259 team hitting percentage. Hyland, a Plainfield Central graduate and All-GLVC First Team selection, leads the Flyers with 361 kills and is second on the squad with 365 digs. She was a two-time Baden/GLVC Offensive Player of the Week selection and also captured GLVC Defensive Player of the Week honors for the period ending Oct. 9. Schneider, the 2016 GLVC Player of the Year and D2CCA All-Midwest Region selection, leads the GLVC in hitting percentage (.367) and is fourth in the conference in kills per set (3.23). She was a four-time Baden/GLVC Offensive Player of the Week selection and was selected as the AVCA National Player of the Week Sept. 6. Seliga, an All-GLVC First Team se-

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Randle’s late layup helps Lakers edge Bulls By JAY COHEN

The Associated Press CHICAGO – Julius Randle made a strong move against Nikola Mirotic for a tiebreaking layup with 45.1 seconds left, and the Los Angeles Lakers held off the Bulls for a gritty 96-90 victory Wednesday night. Randle had 13 points and matched a career high with 20 rebounds as Los Angeles bounced back from an ugly 105-88 loss at New Orleans on Tuesday night. Lou Williams and Jordan Clarkson scored 18 points apiece, and Larry Nance Jr. finished with 12 points and 11 boards. Randle’s drive and layup gave Los Angeles a 92-90 lead. After Jimmy Butler missed on the other side for the Bulls, Williams went 1 for 2 at the line with 20 seconds to go. Butler then missed another 3, and Randle and Nance combined for three foul shots to help Los Angeles hold on. Butler went 13 of 15 at the line and finished with 22 points for the Bulls,

who were hoping to build on a 4-2 road trip. Dwyane Wade, who was listed as doubtful after getting some dental work on Tuesday, scored 17 points, and Robin Lopez finished with 10 points, nine rebounds and eight blocked shots. The Bulls used 40 points from Butler to beat the Lakers, 118-110, in Los Angeles on Nov. 20. But the Lakers held the Bulls to 35.2 percent shooting in the rematch and enjoyed a 6046 rebounding advantage. It was an impressive response from Los Angeles after the team announced before the game that Nick Young was expected to miss two to four weeks with a strained right calf muscle, adding another injury to an already depleted backcourt. Young was hurt in the first quarter Tuesday night. He had an MRI on Wednesday in Chicago. “He’s been playing great, such a huge part of what we’ve done so far,” first-year coach Luke Walton said. “Obviously, it’s a big blow to our team and what we’re trying to

do, but that’s part of life in the NBA. So we’ll figure it out and keep going forward.” Los Angeles also was without guard D’Angelo Russell, who missed his sixth straight game because of left knee soreness. Tip-ins: Bulls: F Doug McDermott (concussion protocol) missed his seventh consecutive game. “He’s going to see our team doctor tonight and then have a session with our physical therapist tomorrow and we’ll see how he’s doing,” coach Fred Hoiberg said before the game. ... Butler has scored 20 or more points in his last 11 games, setting a career high. His previous best was six in a row. Lakers: Randle leads the team with five double-doubles this season. He has 39 double-doubles in 99 career games. Up next: Bulls: Host the Cleveland Cavaliers on Friday night, and LeBron James pays up after he lost his bet with buddy Wade over the World Series. James is expected to wear a Cubs uniform before the game.

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The Bulls’ Robin Lopez celebrates after dunking against the Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday at the United Center in Chicago.

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No. 14 Louisville outlasts No. 15 Purdue, 71-64 The ASSOCIATED PRESS

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Ray Spalding and Mangok Mathiang each scored 11 points and Donovan Mitchell contributed seven critical points down the stretch to help No. 14 Louisville hold off No. 15 Purdue, 71-64, on Wednesday night in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge. Seeking a rebound from their second-half collapse against Baylor in the Battle 4 Atlantis championship when they lost a 22-point lead, the Cardinals held Purdue to a season-low 36 percent shooting but needed key baskets in the final minutes as the Boilermakers cut a 51-33 deficit to four with 14.4 seconds left. Ryan McMahon’s 3-pointer with four minutes remaining helped along with Mathiang’s layup with 2:30 left, but Mitchell’s late scoring including a 3 helped the Cardinals (6-1) escape with their first win over Purdue since 1996. Caleb Swanigan had 14 points and 11 rebounds and P.J. Thompson had 13 points, but the Boilermakers (5-2) had their four-game winning streak stopped along with a conference-record seven-game winning streak in the Challenge.

The big picture: Purdue: The Boilermakers entered ranked seventh in assists at nearly 20 per game but had just five in the first half with just two through 13 minutes. They relied heavily on a perimeter game and started 2 of 10 from the field with both baskets coming from behind the arc. They were outscored 18-6 in the paint in the first half. Louisville: The Cardinals pushed the tempo from the start and their defense forced 10 first-half turnovers against Purdue’s height. They forced 17 turnovers overall and shot 48 percent. ... Coach Rick Pitino used his bench early, playing 12 in the first half alone. Poll implications: Louisville figures to remain the same depending on what happens at Grand Canyon. Purdue shouldn’t drop much with a loss to the No. 14 team. MIAMI 73, RUTGERS 61: At Coral Gables, Florida, freshman Dewan Huell scored 14 points and seven rebounds in 25 minutes and the Miami Hurricanes scored 17 consecutive points in the second half Wednesday to beat previously undefeated Rutgers in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge, 73-61.

The 6-foot-11 Huell scored in double figures for the fifth time this season and had a couple of baskets worthy of video replays. Another freshman, Bruce Brown, scored 11 points, including a 3-point play with less than two minutes left to stop a late Rutgers run. Miami (5-2) bounced back from consecutive losses last week. The Scarlet Knights (6-1) had been off to their best start since their Final Four season in 1975-76. Rutgers trailed by 15 points early, rallied to within 36-32 and then went nine minutes without a point. The Scarlet Knights went 0 for 11 with five turnovers during the drought while Miami pulled out to a 53-32 lead. It was another strong defensive effort by the Hurricanes, who came into the game ranked 12th in scoring defense at 58.7 points a game. The Scarlet Knights came into the game third in the nation in rebounding margin but were outrebounded 44-30.

VIRGINIA TECH 73, MICHIGAN 70: At Ann Arbor, Michigan, Zach LeDay scored 15 of his 18 points in the second half, and Virginia Tech rallied from a

15-point first-half deficit to beat Michigan, 73-70, on Wednesday night. The Hokies (6-1) trailed 67-63 late in the second half before a 3-pointer by Justin Bibbs started an 8-0 run. Seth Allen gave Virginia Tech the lead with a driving layup, then added a 3-pointer. Duncan Robinson’s 3-pointer with 42 seconds left pulled Michigan (5-2) to within a point, and an offensive foul on Allen gave the Wolverines the ball back. But Michigan was out of timeouts, and Zak Irvin ended up trying a tough jumper from just inside the arc that missed. After Bibbs made two free throws with 3.9 seconds left, Robinson had a chance to tie it, but his 3-pointer from the left wing missed. Michigan was in total control at the start, jumping out to a 17-4 lead and eventually going up 23-8 on a 3-pointer by Derrick Walton. Virginia Tech was down 39-30 at halftime but opened the second half with a 9-2 run. Irvin led Michigan with 23 points. The big picture: Michigan: The Wolverines have looked better on defense this season, but the second half of this game was a bit of a wake-up call. Virginia Tech shot 52 percent from the


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AP source: MLB players, owners have verbal labor deal By STEPHEN HAWKINS and RONALD BLUM The Associated Press

IRVING, Texas – Negotiators for baseball players and owners have a verbal agreement on a five-year labor contract, a person familiar with the talks told The Associated Press on Wednesday night. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity because the sides were still putting the deal in writing. They hoped to have a signed memorandum of understanding later Wednesday. The deal extends the sport’s labor peace to 26 years since 1995 and was reached about 31/2 hours before the expiration of the current collective bargaining agreement. As part of the deal, the luxury tax threshold rises from $189 million to $195 million next year, $197 million in 2018, $206 million in 2019, $209 million in 2020 and $210 million in 2021, the person said. Tax rates increase to 20 percent for first offenders, 30 percent for second offenders and 50 percent for third offenders. There also is a new surtax of 12 percent for teams 20 percent to 40 percent above the threshold, 40 percent for first offenders more than $40 million above the threshold and 42.5 percent for second or subsequent offenders more than $40 million above. There will be a new penalty for signing certain free agents that could affect a team’s draft order. There is no change to limits on active rosters,

which remain at 25 for most of the season and 40 from Sept. 1 on. Management failed to obtain an international draft of amateurs residing outside the U.S., Puerto Rico and Canada but did get a hard cap on each team’s annual bonus pool for those players. Negotiators met through most of Tuesday night in an effort to increase momentum in the negotiations, which began during spring training. This is the third straight time the sides reached a new agreement before expiration, but in 2006 and 2011 a deal was struck weeks in advance. Talks took place at a hotel outside Dallas where the players’ association held its annual executive board meeting. Tony Clark, the first former player to serve as executive director of the union, and others set up in a meeting room within earshot of a children’s choir practicing Christmas carols. A man dressed as Santa Claus waited nearby. While there were no games to be lost at this point, baseball had faced the prospect of a hold on transactions and other offseason business only hours after the Mets finalized their $110 million, four-year contract for Yoenis Cespedes. Baseball had eight work stoppages from 1972 to ’95, the last a 71/2-month strike in 1994-95 that led to the first cancellation of the World Series in 90 years. In 2002, an agreement was reached just before players were set to strike.

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WEEK 13 Thursday’s Games Dallas at Minnesota, 7:25 p.m. Sunday’s Games San Francisco at Bears, noon Kansas City at Atlanta, noon Los Angeles at New England, noon Philadelphia at Cincinnati, noon Miami at Baltimore, noon Denver at Jacksonville, noon Detroit at New Orleans, noon Houston at Green Bay, noon Buffalo at Oakland, 3:05 p.m. Washington at Arizona, 3:25 p.m. Tampa Bay at San Diego, 3:25 p.m. N.Y. Giants at Pittsburgh, 3:25 p.m. Carolina at Seattle, 7:30 p.m. Monday’s Game Indianapolis at N.Y. Jets, 7:30 p.m. Off: Tennessee, Cleveland

East W L T New England 9 2 0 Miami 7 4 0 Buffalo 6 5 0 N.Y. Jets 3 8 0 South W L T Houston 6 5 0 Tennessee 6 6 0 Indianapolis 5 6 0 Jacksonville 2 9 0 North W L T Baltimore 6 5 0 Pittsburgh 6 5 0 Cincinnati 3 7 1 Cleveland 0 12 0 West W L T Oakland 9 2 0 Kansas City 8 3 0 Denver 7 4 0 San Diego 5 6 0

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WEEK 14 Thursday, Dec. 8 Oakland at Kansas City, 7:25 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 11 Bears at Detroit, noon Denver at Tennessee, noon Cincinnati at Cleveland, noon Minnesota at Jacksonville, noon Arizona at Miami, noon Houston at Indianapolis, noon Washington at Philadelphia, noon Pittsburgh at Buffalo, noon San Diego at Carolina, noon N.Y. Jets at San Francisco, 3:05 p.m. New Orleans at Tampa Bay, 3:25 p.m. Seattle at Green Bay, 3:25 p.m. Atlanta at Los Angeles, 3:25 p.m. Dallas at N.Y. Giants, 7:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 12 Baltimore at New England, 7:30 p.m.

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Central Division GP W L OT Pts Blackhawks 24 15 6 3 33 St. Louis 23 13 7 3 29 Nashville 22 11 8 3 25 Minnesota 22 11 8 3 25 Dallas 24 9 9 6 24 Winnipeg 25 11 12 2 24 Colorado 21 9 11 1 19 Pacific Division GP W L OT Pts San Jose 23 13 9 1 27 Anaheim 23 11 8 4 26 Edmonton 24 12 10 2 26 Los Angeles 22 12 9 1 25 Calgary 26 11 13 2 24 Vancouver 23 10 11 2 22 Arizona 21 8 10 3 19

GF GA 68 60 62 63 65 57 62 47 61 79 66 72 47 63 GF GA 54 49 59 55 70 63 57 54 60 77 54 70 51 65

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Atlantic Division GP W L OT Pts Montreal 23 16 5 2 34 Ottawa 23 14 8 1 29 Tampa Bay 24 13 10 1 27 Boston 23 12 10 1 25 Detroit 23 11 10 2 24 Florida 23 11 10 2 24 Toronto 23 10 9 4 24 Buffalo 22 8 9 5 21 Metropolitan Division GP W L OT Pts N.Y. Rangers 24 16 7 1 33 Pittsburgh 23 13 7 3 29 Washington 21 13 6 2 28 Columbus 21 12 5 4 28 New Jersey 22 10 7 5 25 Philadelphia 24 11 10 3 25 Carolina 22 9 9 4 22 N.Y. Islanders 22 8 10 4 20

GF GA 68 50 55 56 71 65 55 53 57 59 58 60 70 74 44 57 GF GA 88 59 69 70 57 48 67 48 55 58 77 80 54 59 56 67

Two points for a win, one point for an overtime loss. Wednesday’s Results N.Y. Islanders 5, Pittsburgh 3 Calgary 3, Toronto 0 San Jose at Los Angeles (n) Thursday’s Games New Jersey at Blackhawks, 7:30 p.m. N.Y. Islanders at Washington, 6 p.m. Dallas at Pittsburgh, 6 p.m. N.Y. Rangers at Buffalo, 6 p.m. Carolina at Boston, 6 p.m. Florida at Detroit, 6:30 p.m. Philadelphia at Ottawa, 6:30 p.m. Edmonton at Winnipeg, 7 p.m. Tampa Bay at St. Louis, 7 p.m. Los Angeles at Arizona, 8 p.m. Columbus at Colorado, 8 p.m. Anaheim at Vancouver, 9 p.m. Friday’s Games Minnesota at Calgary, 8 p.m. Montreal at San Jose, 9:30 p.m.

Central Division W L Pct Cleveland 13 3 .813 Bulls 10 7 .588 Milwaukee 8 8 .500 Detroit 10 10 .500 Indiana 9 9 .500 Atlantic Division W L Pct Toronto 12 6 .667 Boston 10 8 .556 New York 9 9 .500 Brooklyn 5 12 .294 Philadelphia 4 14 .222 Southeast Division W L Pct Charlotte 10 8 .556 Atlanta 10 8 .556 Orlando 7 11 .389 Washington 6 11 .353 Miami 5 12 .294

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Southwest Division W L Pct GB San Antonio 15 4 .789 — Houston 11 7 .611 3½ Memphis 11 8 .579 4 New Orleans 7 12 .368 8 Dallas 3 14 .176 11 Northwest Division W L Pct GB Oklahoma City 12 8 .600 — Utah 11 8 .579 ½ Portland 9 10 .474 2½ Denver 7 10 .412 3½ Minnesota 5 13 .278 6 Pacific Division W L Pct GB Golden State 16 2 .889 — L.A. Clippers 14 5 .737 2½ L.A. Lakers 10 10 .500 7 Sacramento 7 11 .389 9 Phoenix 5 13 .278 11 Wednesday’s Results L.A. Lakers 96, Bulls 90 Sacramento at Philadelphia, ppd. Detroit 121, Boston 114 Toronto 120, Memphis 105 New York 106, Minnesota 104 Oklahoma City 126, Washington 115, OT San Antonio 94, Dallas 87 Atlanta at Phoenix (n) Miami at Denver (n) Indiana at Portland (n) Thursday’s Games Dallas at Charlotte, 6 p.m. Milwaukee at Brooklyn, 6:30 p.m. L.A. Clippers at Cleveland, 7 p.m. Orlando at Memphis, 7 p.m. Miami at Utah, 8 p.m. Houston at Golden State, 9:30 p.m. Friday’s Games Cleveland at Bulls, 7 p.m. Orlando at Philadelphia, 6 p.m. L.A. Lakers at Toronto, 6:30 p.m. Minnesota at New York, 6:30 p.m. Sacramento at Boston, 6:30 p.m. Detroit at Atlanta, 7 p.m.

Thursday’s Games Boys basketball Aurora Central Catholic vs. Joliet Catholic at Aurora Christian Tournament, 6 p.m. Crossroads Christian Academy at Wilmington, 7 p.m. Girls basketball Beecher at Gardner-South Wilmington, 7 p.m. Joliet West at Lockport, 6:30 p.m. Lincoln-Way East at Bradley-Bourbonnais, 7 p.m. Manteno at Coal City, 6:45 p.m. Mother McAuley at Lincoln-Way Central, 6 p.m. Providence at Regina Dominican, 7 p.m. Reed-Custer at Plano, 7 p.m. Seneca at Streator, 7 p.m. Westmont at Peotone, 6:45 p.m. Wilmington at Sandwich, 7 p.m. Wrestling Lemont, Reavis, Tinley Park at Eisenhower, 5 p.m. Lockport at Bolingbrook, 5:30 p.m. Oswego at Minooka, 5 p.m. Oswego East at Joliet West, 5 p.m. Plainfield East at Joliet Central, 5 p.m. Plainfield North at Plainfield Central, 5 p.m. Plainfield South at Romeoville, 5 p.m. Reed-Custer, Westville at Paxton-Buckley-Loda, 5:30 p.m. Sandburg at Lincoln-Way West, 5:30 p.m. Sterling at Morris, 5:30 p.m. Men’s basketball Morton at JJC, 7 p.m. Saint Joseph’s at Lewis, 7:30 p.m. Women’s basketball Saint Joseph’s at Lewis, 5:30 p.m.

WHAT TO WATCH Thursday NHL 7:30 p.m.: New Jersey at Blackhawks, CSN NBA 7 p.m.: L.A. Clippers at Cleveland, TNT 9:30 p.m.: Houston at Golden State, TNT NFL 7:20 p.m.: Dallas at Minnesota, NBC, NFL Basketball 8 p.m.: High School Showcase, Hamilton Heights (Tenn.) vs. Memphis East (Tenn.), at Memphis, Tenn., ESPN2 College basketball 6 p.m.: Columbia at Seton Hall, FS1 8 p.m.: Cincinnati at Iowa St., ESPN 8 p.m.: Oregon St. at Mississippi St., ESPNU 8 p.m.: Stephen F. Austin at Arkansas, SEC Women’s college basketball 6 p.m.: Miami at Ohio St., BTN 6 p.m.: South Carolina at Texas, ESPN2 6 p.m.: Oklahoma at Kentucky, SEC 8 p.m.: Virginia at Northwestern, BTN Golf 6:30 a.m.: European Tour-Sunshine Tour, Alfred Dunhill Championship, first round, at Malelane, South Africa, TGC Noon: PGA Tour, Hero World Challenge, first round, at Albany, Bahamas, TGC 7:30 p.m.: Australian PGA Championship, second round, at Gold Coast, Australia, TGC 2:30 a.m. (Friday): European Tour-Sunshine Tour, Alfred Dunhill Championship, second round, at Malelane, South Africa, TGC

NCAA BASKETBALL Wednesday’s Top 20 scores 1. Kentucky (7-0) did not play. Next: vs. No. 11 UCLA, Saturday. 2. Villanova (7-0) did not play. Next: vs. Saint Joseph’s, Saturday. 3. North Carolina (7-1) lost to No. 13 Indiana 76-67. Next: vs. Radford, Sunday. 4. Kansas (6-1) did not play. Next: vs. Stanford, Saturday. 5. Duke (7-1) did not play. Next: vs. Maine, Saturday. 6. Virginia (7-0) beat Ohio State 63-61. Next: vs. No. 25 West Virginia, Saturday. 7. Xavier (7-0) did not play. Next: vs. No. 9 Baylor, Saturday. 8. Gonzaga (6-0) did not play. Next: vs. MVSU, Thursday. 9. Baylor (7-0) beat Sam Houston State 79-45. Next: at No. 7 Xavier, Saturday. 10. Creighton (7-0) did not play. Next: vs. Akron, Saturday. 11. UCLA (7-0) vs. UC Riverside. Next: at No. 1 Kentucky, Saturday. 12. Saint Mary’s (Cal) (5-0) at Stanford. Next: vs. UT Arlington, Thursday, Dec. 8. 13. Indiana (5-1) beat No. 3 North Carolina 76-67. Next: vs. SIU Edwardsville, Friday. 14. Louisville (6-1) beat No. 15 Purdue 71-64. Next: at Grand Canyon, Saturday. 15. Purdue (5-2) lost to No. 14 Louisville 71-64. Next: vs. Morehead State, Saturday. 16. Arizona (6-1) beat Texas Southern 8563. Next: vs. No. 8 Gonzaga, Saturday. 17. Wisconsin (6-2) did not play. Next: vs. Oklahoma, Saturday. 18. Butler (7-0) did not play. Next: vs. Central Arkansas, Saturday. 19. Iowa State (5-1) did not play. Next: vs. Cincinnati, Thursday. 20. South Carolina (6-0) did not play. Next: vs. Vermont, Thursday.

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Looking for ways to introduce kids to St. Nicholas? The St. Nicholas Center offers a variety of activities, including printable coloring sheets, crafts, videos, stories, poems, games, puzzles and recipes. Here’s a few ideas from the site: n Felt St. Nicholas hand puppet n Step by step guidelines for drawing St. Nicholas n Kindergarten miter craft n St. Nicholas Cheese Coins For information about St. Nicholas and ideas for celebration, visit www.stnicholascenter.org.

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Dec. 6 marks the feast of St. Nicholas JOLIET – Christmas magic or absolute truth? I wrestled with this question 35 years ago when my oldest son was a baby. The compromise for me was a holiday gift-giving tradition built around St. Nicholas. What is known about St. Nicholas is a blend of fact and legend, but adopting this saint as our own began a cherished family tradition consistent with our Eastern Orthodox faith tradition. According to Christianity today, more than 400 churches were built in Nicholas’ honor during the middle ages, and Nicholas remains a popular patron saint for many churches (including ours) to this day. When my six kids were young, they hung their stockings on Dec. 5 (the eve of St. Nicholas’ Dec. 6 feast day) and emptied out their treasures the next morning – simple toys, candy chocolate coins and candy canes. No one partook until we read a our “candy cane blessing prayer.” I never elaborated on how the gifts got there. As each child grew in discernment, they became givers and receivers. Today, we draw names, set a $20 limit and try to not divulge who picked whom. (Although we do usually figure it out). Nothing sweetens a work day for me on Dec. 6 than a St. Nicholas candy cane and a mesh bag of chocolate coins.

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tion, where it disappeared, except in Holland, where Nicholas was known by the Dutch variation of his name: Sinterklaas, according to Encyclopedia Britannica. Roman Catholics consider St. Nicholas to be the patron saint of children.

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Who was St. Nicholas?

According to the Encyclopedia Britannica, even the historical Nicholas is somewhat legend as there is no known historical document to prove his existence. He was reputedly born in Lycia to wealthy parents and became Bishop of Myra (located in Turkey) in the fourth century. During the Roman emperor Diocletian’s persecution of Christians, Nicholas was imprisoned and later released by the emperor Constantine. Nicholas attended the first Council of Nicea in 325 AD, according to Encyclopedia Britannica. This supposedly led to a second arrest. According to legend, Nicholas became so angry at when the heretic Arius denied the two natures of Christ

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Donned in St. Nicholas garb, Daniel Baran of Joliet, son of Herald-News Features Editor Denise M. Baran-Unland, offers an episcopal blessing. – Jesus was both God and man – that Nicholas punched him, which landed him some prison time. Still, legend also says Nicholas renounced his wealth and generously gave to the poor. After his death, miracles were attributed to Nicholas, giving him the moniker “Wonder-Worker,”

according to Christianity Today. The internet is full of stories of Nicholas’ benevolence, from reputed healings to providing dowries to maidens. Great devotion to the saint spread through Europe after Nicholas’ death until the Protestant Reforma-

According to HISTORY.com, a New York newspaper reported on Dutch commemorations of the saint in the late 18th century. At the second anniversary of the New York Historical Society in the early 19th century, one member distributed woodcuts of Nicholas engraved with stockings – laden with fruit and toys – hanging over a fireplace, HISTORY. com also said. Washington Irving furthered the saint’s legend in his book “The History of New York” by referring to Nicholas as New York’s patron saint, the HISTORY.com also said. The 1822 “An Account of a Visit from St. Nicholas,” by Clement C. Moore and American cartoonist Thomas Nast helped create the version Santa Claus version of St. Nicholas familiar to people today. According to the St. Nicholas Center, over 40 countries have traditions surrounding Nicholas’ Dec. 6 feast day.

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FAITH CALENDAR Ongoing • Adoration Chapel – 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday, St. Patrick’s Church, 710 W. Marion St., Joliet. For information, call 815-727-4746. • Aluminum tabs – St. Mary Nativity Catholic School’s Team Green is collecting aluminum tabs from beverages for the Ronald McDonald House in Winfield. For information, call 815-722-8518. • Mary’s Prayer Warriors – A ministry of the St. Mary Nativity Lay Apostolate in Joliet. For information, call 815-723-7141. • Recycling – Joliet Jewish Congregation collects inkjet/laser cartridges and cellphones to recycle. Drop them off at the office. It has a newspaper/magazine recycling container at the Campbell St. entrance. For information, call 815-741-4600. • St. Bernard Catholic Church new Mass schedule – 4:15 p.m. Saturdays and 9 a.m. Sundays, St. Bernard Catholic Church, Sterling Ave. and High St., Joliet. For information, call 815-726-4474. • St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Church new Mass schedule – 4 p.m. Saturdays and 7:30 and 10:30 a.m. Sundays, St. Mary Magdalene, 127 S. Briggs St., Joliet. For information, call 815-722-7653. Dec. 1 • “The Center” – 6:30 to 9 p.m.; also Dec. 8, The Hub, 1303 Schoolhouse Road, No. 3, New Lenox. Free food, games, hang time, music, inspirational talk for teens. For information, call 815-474-2569, email info@thecenteryouth.org or visit www.thecenteryouth. org or www.facebook.com/cycteennight. • Family night – 6:45 to 8 p.m.; also Dec. 8, Crystal Lawns Church of the Nazarene, 2424 Caton Farm Road, Joliet. For information, call 815-436-3380. Dec. 2 • Women’s Bible Study – 9:30 a.m., United Methodist Church, 339 W. Haven Ave., New Lenox. For information, call 815-4858271. • Bingo – Doors open at 4 p.m. Cards begin at 6 p.m., St. Mary Nativity School, 702 N. Broadway St., Joliet.

• Fish fry – 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Knights of Columbus Council 4400, 1813 Cass St., Joliet. Fish, chicken and shrimp. Carryout. Call 815723-3827. • Círculo de Oración (prayer group in Spanish) – 7 p.m., St. Patrick’s Church, 710 W. Marion St., Joliet. For information, call 815-727-4746. • Services – 7 p.m., Joliet Jewish Congregation, 250 N. Midland Ave., Joliet. Potluck to follow. RSVP at 815-741-4600. Dec. 3 • First Saturday Devotion/Rosary – after 7:30 a.m., St. Mary Immaculate Parish, 15629 S. Route 59, Plainfield. For information, call 815-436-2651. • Christmas gift sale and bakery – 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; also 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 4, St. John’s gym, 403 N. Hickory St., Joliet. Main vendor St. John’s religious education program. 10 vendor spaces available. Deadline is Nov. 30. To register and for information, call 815-727-9077. • First Saturday Devotion Prayers – 9 a.m., Church of St. Jude, 2212 McDonough St., Joliet. All welcome. • Services – 9 a.m., Joliet Jewish Congregation, 250 N. Midland Ave., Joliet. RSVP at 815-741-4600. • Trinity Christian Christmas Craft and Fair – 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Trinity Christian School, 901 Shorewood Drive, Shorewood. 60-plus vendors, pictures with Santa, snacks available for purchase. Vendors still accepted. To apply and for information, email karenkay02@gmail.com or visit www.trinitychristian.info/christmas-craftvendor-fair. • Confession – 3:30 to 4:15 p.m., St. Patrick’s Church, 710 W. Marion St., Joliet. For information, call 815-727-4746. • Fish fry – 4 to 8 p.m., Knights of Columbus Council 4400, 1813 Cass St., Joliet. Fish, chicken and shrimp. Carryout. Call 815-7233827. • “Hallelujah” Soup Supper and Cookie Sale – 4 to 7 p.m., Coal City United Methodist Church, 6805 E. McArdle Road, Coal City. Featuring chicken noodle and chili. $8 for ages 13 and up, $4 for ages 6 to 12, $2 for ages 3 to 5, free for age 2 and under.

• Songs in the Night at Jesus’ Birth – 7 p.m., Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Morris. For information, call 815-2879806. • “A Christmas Story with a Christmas Heart” – 7:30 p.m., St. Mary Immaculate Parish, 15629 S. Route 59, Plainfield. Choir, orchestra and narrator. For information, call 815-436-2651 or visit www.smip.org. Dec. 4 • Craft show and pancake breakfast – 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., St. Mary Nativity gym, 702 N. Broadway St., Joliet. Christmas crafts, bakery, vendors. $1 admission. A pancake breakfast with St. Nick in the cafe for an additional fee. $20 for vendor table. For information, call the school office at 815-722-8518. • Experience Youth Group – Discussion is 8:45 a.m., worship is 10:20 a.m., United Methodist Church, 339 W. Haven Ave., New Lenox. Meet in youth room. For information, call 815-485-8271. • Madrigal Sunday – The Lincolnway West Madrigals will be at the 9 a.m. service. The Lincolnway Central Madrigals will be at the 10:45 a.m. service, United Methodist Church, 339 W. Haven Ave., New Lenox. For information, call 815-485-8271. • Sunday School – 9 a.m., Joliet Jewish Congregation, 250 N. Midland Ave., Joliet. RSVP at 815-741-4600. Gift shop open. Visit www.jolietjewishcongregation.com. • Rosary for the Holy Souls in Purgatory – 9:40 a.m., St. Mary Nativity Church, 706 N. Broadway St., Joliet. • Songs in the Night at Jesus’ Birth – 2 p.m., Serena Methodist Church. For information, call 815-287-9806. Dec. 5 • St. Patrick’s Food Pantry – 9 to 11:30 a.m., 710 W. Marion St., Joliet. For those living in the 60436 zip code. For information, call the St. Patrick parish office at 815-7274746. • “The Wesleyan Way” Small Group – 6:45 p.m., United Methodist Church of New Lenox, 339 W. Haven Ave., New Lenox. For information, call 815-485-8271. • Chapel Bible Study – 7 p.m., United

Methodist Church of New Lenox, 339 W. Haven Ave., New Lenox. New members encouraged. For current topic and information, call 815-485-8271. • Erich Deptolla’s Bible Study – 7 p.m., United Methodist Church, 339 W. Haven Ave., New Lenox. For current topic and information, call 815-485-8271. • Michael Johnston’s Bible Study Group – 7 p.m., United Methodist Church, 339 W. Haven Ave., New Lenox. For current topic and information, call 815-485-8271. Dec. 6 • Bible Study – 9:15 to 11 a.m., St. Mary Nativity, Nativity Room, 706 N. Broadway St., Joliet. RSVP to Joyce Traina at 815-726-9138. Dec. 7 • Confession – 3 to 4 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., St. Patrick’s Church, 710 W. Marion St., Joliet. For information, call 815-727-4746. • LOGOS – 5 to 7:30 p.m., Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1015 Winthrop Ave., Joliet. Midweek program for youth ages 5 through high school. Free. To register, call 815-725-6687. • AWANA – 6:15 p.m., Parker Road Bible Church, 18512 Parker Road, Mokena. Kids learn Bible verses, sing songs, play games. For information, call 708-463-1125. • Immaculate Conception Vigil Mass – 4 p.m. (English), Holy Cross Church, 826 Elizabeth St., Joliet. • Immaculate Conception Vigil Mass – 7 p.m., St. Mary Nativity, 706 N. Broadway St., Joliet. • Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults – 7:30 to 9 p.m., Wednesdays through May 24, St. Mary Immaculate Parish, upper meeting room, 15629 S. Route 59, Plainfield. For information, contact Brian Trishman at itsinthefinish@sbcglobal.net. Dec. 8 • Immaculate Conception Holy Day Mass – 8:30 a.m. and 7 p.m., St. Mary Nativity, 706 N. Broadway St., Joliet. • Immaculate Conception Holy Day Mass – 8:30 a.m. (English) and 7 p.m. (Polish), Holy Cross Church, 826 Elizabeth St., Joliet.

FAITH BRIEF St. Mary Immaculate Parish celebrates Grand Persons’ Day

PLAINFIELD – Approximately 500 grand people were in attendance at St. Mary Immaculate Parish School in Plainfield on Sept.30 to celebrate Grand Persons’ Day. Grand Persons’ Day is an opportunity for the children to share their school with someone who is “Grand” in their lives. A grand person could be a grandmother, grandfather or an aunt, uncle, family friend or neighbor.After a school Mass in the church in their honor, the grand persons were welcomed into the school where they enjoyed classroom visits with their own

grand children. In the classrooms, some students made cards while some sang songs and others played games together, while other grades gave tours of their classrooms. Students and grand persons alike enjoyed the experience of sharing some time in the classrooms. Finally, all the grand persons gathered at a reception in the gym where decorations and place mats had been made by SMI students. Refreshments and coffee were sponsored by SMI Home and School Association, and a presentation by first grade students completed the festivities.

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JOLIET – On Nov. 22 in preparation for Thanksgiving break, about 300 grandparents of Joliet Catholic Academy freshman and sophomores celebrated Mass in the student activity center as a family. JCA campus minister Rev. Jeff Smialek celebrated Mass. The event concluded with a continental breakfast. The day featured JCA student Eucharistic ministers, musical performances from the JCA choir and testimonials from JCA students on the role of their grandparents in their lives. JCA Director of Special Events Christine Voss, a grandparent of sophomore Abigail Voss, was integral in organizing the event. JCA students began the morning Mass by presenting their grandparents with letters of appreciation and gratitude written during their freshman or sophomore theology classes. Freshman Claire Dow and sophomore Conor Klump added to the day by reading tributes to the sacrifices that grandparents make and the contributions they make on a daily basis both to their families at home and the JCA family.

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Fifth-graders open Interactive Joliet and Minooka churches to Saints Museum in Plainfield host ‘Night to Shine’ in February PLAINFIELD – On Nov. 1, after weeks of preparation, the fifth grade students of Rose Chmara and Karrie O’Connor at St. Mary Immaculate School Plainfield opened their Interactive Saints Museum to their parents and family members. Each student chose a saint and researched that saint’s life, feast day and path to holiness. They then each made a poster that allowed them to step into the role of their saint and give an oral presentation to the visitors. Speaking in the first person, the students explained what they had learned about the life of their chosen saint. For information, call the school office at 815-436-3953 or visit www.smischool.org.

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TOP: The students made posters that allowed them to step into the role of a saint and give an oral presentation to visitors. BOTTOM: Speaking in the first person, the students explained what they had learned about the life of their chosen saint.

JOLIET – Crossroads Christian Church, in partnership with The Village Christian Church, will serve as one of more than 350 churches around the world that will host “Night to Shine,” sponsored by the Tim Tebow Foundation simultaneously on Feb. 10, 2017. “Night to Shine” is a prom night experience, centered on God’s love, for people with special needs ages 14 and older. This worldwide movement already is set to take place next year in all 50 states and 10 countries around the world. Every guest of ‘Night to Shine’ enters this complimentary event on a red carpet complete with a warm welcome from a friendly crowd and paparazzi. Once inside, guests receive the royal treatment, including hair and makeup stations, shoe shining areas, limousine rides, corsages and boutonnieres, a catered dinner, karaoke,

prom favors for each honored guest and a dance floor, all leading up to the moment when each guest is crowned king or queen of the prom. As sponsor of “Night to Shine,” the Tim Tebow Foundation will provide each host church with the official 2017 “Night to Shine” planning manual, the official “Night to Shine” prom kit complete with decorations and gifts for the guests, and personalized guidance and support from a Tim Tebow Foundation staff member. The foundation also is providing financial support to hundreds of churches needing assistance in hosting the event. For information on the Night to Shine hosted by Crossroads Christian Church in Joliet, visit crossroadsofjoliet.org/events. For information on the worldwide movement of Night to Shine, visit: www.timtebowfoundation.org/index.php/night-to-shine.

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ST. PETER EV. LUTHERAN CHURCH & SCHOOL

LCMS 310 N. Broadway, Joliet (815) 722-3567 www.stpeterjoliet.org www.stpeterschool-joliet.org 8:00 am & 10:45 am Sunday Divine Services 9:30 am Sunday School & Bible Study 10:00 am Sunday Service on WJOL 1340 AM Rev. Karl Hess, Pastor

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24022 W. Lockport Street, Plainfield, IL 60544 (corner of Lockport & Illinois) Service: Sunday - 10:30am to 11:45am with fellowship immediately after Bible Study: Sunday - 9:30am to 10:15am Weekdays – please inquire Youth Sunday School: Sunday 10:45am to 11:45am James 1:27 Project - Continuous Family Movie Night – Monthly Call us at: 815-439-3409 Visit our website at: www.plymouthcongregational.org

CHURCH OF ST. ANTHONY 100 N. Scott St., Joliet, IL 60432 815-722-1057 Tuesday & Thursday Masses 12:05pm Sunday Mass 9:00 am Saturday Mass 4:00pm Holydays 12:05pm Our Mother of Perpetual Help Novena adoration following novena Every Tuesday following 12:05pm Mass Please Join Us! Father Timothy P. Andres Father James Lennon Very Reverend William Dewan Handicap Accessible

Corner of Glenwood & Midland

353 N. Midland Ave., Joliet 815-725-4213 www.faithjoliet.com

Sunday Worship Service 9:30 am Pastor Rebekkah Lohrmann

HISTORIC ST. JOSEPH CHURCH 416 N. Chicago St., Joliet 815-727-9378 Saturday 4:00 p.m. Sunday 8:30, 10:00 & 11:30 a.m. Weekdays 8:30 a.m. www.stjosephjoliet.org

LEMONT UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 25 W. Custer, Lemont Church Phone & Prayer Hotline 630-257-5210 Pastor Hyo Sun Oh Sunday Worship 8:30 am and 10:45am Happy Hands Methodist Pre-School 630-257-3112 lemontumc@gmail.com

Sunday Service 10:00am Plainfield Academy Rt 59 & Lockport St. Plainfield Pastor Dennis Taylor www.lakesideworshipcenter.org

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Come pray the Mass of all time.

Sunday School 9:00 a.m. Sunday Worship Service 10:30 a.m.

ST. JOHN VIANNEY CATHOLIC CHURCH

401 Brassel, Lockport 1 Block So. of Bruce Rd. Church Phone 815-723-3291 Sat.-4:15 p.m., Sun.-9:30 a.m., 11:30 (Polish) Handicap access w/covered entry

MASS SCHEDULE: Saturday 4:15 PM (English) Sunday 10:00 AM (Latin) Weekdays 7:30 AM (Latin) Saturday 8:00 AM (Latin) except every 3rd Saturday when the 8:00 AM Mass is celebrated at the Poor Clares Monastery in Minooka Sunday 5:30 PM (Latin) at Ss. Peter & Paul in Naperville CONFESSIONS: Saturday 3:30 - 4:00 PM & ½ hour before all other Masses except on Mondays HOLY HOUR with BENEDICTION: Thursday 6:00 PM Latin-English Missals are provided to guide you to a fuller, more prayerful participation.

PRIESTLY FRATERNITY OF ST. PETER

Broadway & Ruby St., Joliet • 815-726-4031

Masses: Saturday Vigil: 4:00 p.m.

Sunday: 7:00, 10:30,12:00 Noon & 5:30 p.m.

Weekday Mornings: (M,W,F) 8:30 a.m. Church open daily for Eucharistic Adoration 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.

HOLY CROSS CATHOLIC CHURCH Kosciol Sw. Krzyza Elizabeth and Ross St, Joliet • 815-726-4031

Masses: Saturday Vigil: 4:00 p.m. Sunday: 9:00 a.m., 10:30 a.m. (Polish) Weekday Mornings: (T,TH) 8:30 a.m.

ST. JOSEPH CATHOLIC CHURCH 410 S. Jefferson St., Lockport 815-838-0187 Saturday 5:00 p.m. Sunday 6:30, 8:00, 10:00 & 11:45 a.m.

ST. EDWARD AND CHRIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH

206 N. Midland Joliet, IL 60435 www.SECEC.net (815) 725-6800 7:30 & 9:30 AM Sundays All are welcome to belong and become Everyone is invited to communion at God's table MESSIAH LUTHERAN CHURCH L.C.M.C.

Jefferson St. & Houbolt Rd., Joliet 815.741.4488 mlcjoliet.org Sunday Morning Worship: 8:00 & 9:30 Traditional 11:00 Family Praise & Worship Sunday School: 9:30 Christian Education for Adults & Children

Wednesday Evening Worship: 7:15 Rev. David Nygard, Senior Pastor Pr. Kurt Hoover, Associate Pastor Pr. David Stier, Youth Pastor

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is an important part of his development, and he should be allowed to do so. You should continue to place him on his back when you put him down to sleep, but according to guidelines published by the National Institutes of Health, you don’t need to return him to his back when he turns over. At that point, it’s OK to let your baby choose his sleep position. You also should: • Be sure to use a firm mattress with a fitted sheet. • Keep his crib clear of soft objects such as pillows, stuffed toys, crib bumpers or loose bedding. • Overheating may play a role in SIDS, so keep his room at a comfortable temperature and don’t overdress him for bed. He might be too warm if his chest feels hot or if he is sweating. • Don’t cover him with loose bedding such as a blanket, quilt or sheet, as he may get tangled up. • Do keep your baby close by in your room, but don’t sleep with him in your bed. The risk of accidentally rolling over on the baby or of him falling out of the bed is too great. Follow these simple precautions to give your baby the safest sleep environment. And congratulations on your son’s milestone of turning over by himself. • Eve Glazier, M.D., MBA, is an internist and assistant professor of medicine at UCLA Health. Elizabeth Ko, M.D., is an internist and primary care physician at UCLA Health.

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Dear Readers: Welcome to the launch of a new column – “Ask the Doctors.” Together with a colleague, we take over for “Ask Doctor K,” in which Dr. Anthony Komaroff dispensed advice and guidance to readers. We plan to continue in this same tradition by offering answers to your questions about health and wellness. “We” are Dr. Eve Glazier and Dr. Elizabeth Ko, internists and primary care physicians at UCLA Health. Our specialty is internal medicine, with a focus on the management and prevention of chronic disease. We share this column on alternating days with our colleague, Dr. Robert Ashley, whose introduction will be published tomorrow. Amid a flood of information – and misinformation – available these days, our goal is to provide not just facts and statistics but also context and nuance. We want to give you the tools you need for a healthy and happy life. We are firm believers that knowledge can help you to take control of your health and well-being. Dear Doctors: We always have been careful to put our son to sleep on his back to prevent SIDS, but he recently has started turning over by himself, and we find him on his stomach. Should we prevent this? Should we put him on his back again? Dear Reader: You’re right that placing infants on their backs to sleep greatly reduces the rate of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), the leading cause of death in infants between 1 month and 1 year old. About 1,500 infants die of SIDS each year in the United States, with most of the cases occurring in babies younger than 6 months old. The good news is once your baby is able to turn over by himself, which happens at about 6 months, his brain is developed enough to alert him to breathing problems. Rolling over

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• Write Dear Abby at www.dearabby.com or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069.

ANSWER TO PREVIOUS PUZZLE G R O U T

DEAR ABBY wife and I have been married for Jeanne almost 11 years Phillips and have three children. About four years ago, my wife cheated on me and left. After a six-week split, we decided we wanted to work things out. Everything was great – until recently, when she got a job working at a gym. Several of the guys from the gym have added her on Facebook and send her messages. They like all her posts and pictures. I work out there, and when I go in, I see her laughing and joking with them. This all has started to bring me flashbacks to when she cheated. I tried talking to her about how I feel, but she just says they are my insecurity issues and I need to deal with them. At this point, I’m contemplating divorce so I won’t go through the same pain I went through last time. I check her Facebook page constantly to see if she has added any new guys and see what comments they are leaving. I know it’s not healthy, and it makes me constantly depressed. My wife has no interest in marriage counseling, but tells me I should seek professional help for my issues. Is there any saving this marriage, or is it time to move on? – Threatened In Texas Dear Threatened: Part of your wife’s job is to be friendly to the members of that gym. It doesn’t mean she’s involved with any of them outside of work. The problem with jealousy and insecurity is unless they are managed, they tend to feed on each other and grow. While I can’t banish the suspicions from your mind, some sessions with a licensed mental health professional might help you to put them into perspective. However, if it doesn’t ease your mind, you always can talk to a lawyer. Dear Abby: I take a maintenance pain pill for arthritis. I count them every other day to make sure I’m not taking too many. My daughter has been coming to my house a lot lately, and – not every time, but off and on – I’ll count my pills after she leaves, and my count doesn’t match the one from the day before. Sometimes I’m missing almost all of them, but when I ask my daughter if she took them, she always says she didn’t. If I ask nicely, “Are you sure?” she accuses me of calling her a liar. I know she’s taking them, but I don’t know what to do about her lying to me about it. I really need the pills for myself. The doctor prescribes them only once a month, and I know I’m going to run out. What should I do? I don’t want to hurt my daughter’s feelings, but she needs to stop taking my pills. – In Pain In Kansas Dear In Pain: Your daughter may have become addicted to your pain medication or be selling them to people who are. It’s time to start keeping your pills under lock and key. Once you do, your daughter may be forced to come clean about the lying – or you may find you’re seeing a lot less of her than you currently do.

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Newspaper Enterprise Association TODAY – Consider the differences you have with the people you deal with daily, and try to close the gaps this year. It’s up to you to make alterations to your life that will broaden your vision and to mold the outcome to suit your needs. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) – Stick to the facts and don’t make promises you can’t keep. It’s important to move forward at a steady pace and without conflict to avoid interference. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) – An emotional plea will inspire you to voice your concerns regarding certain situations. Speak up and share your point of view as well as your suggestions, solutions and alternative plans.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) – Open talks with someone whom you feel can help you reach your goal. His or her suggestions will help you make significant changes to the way you move forward. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) – A creative idea will bring you recognition. Don’t let someone’s jealousy stop you from following through with your plans. Believe and trust in yourself and your ideas. ARIES (March 21-April 19) – Your emotions may prevent you from making a good decision. Don’t jump to conclusions or get all worked up over something that will set you back instead of helping you get ahead. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) – Use your ingenuity and do what you can to initiate a conversation

with someone who may have something to contribute to your plans. Travel may be necessary, but it will not be easy. Expect delays. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) – You must use caution when dealing with contracts, legalities, health or financial issues. Promises will be made, but you nonetheless should get things in writing or ask for a second opinion. CANCER (June 21-July 22) – An emotional connection with someone quite different from you will develop into something very special. A partnership will encourage you to follow your dreams. Romance is in the stars. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) – Networking, doing things with people you love or making positive alterations at home that will encourage you to take on a new project are featured. Keep busy

and stay focused. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) – A unique partnership will develop. Use your intuitive insight to select the best route. Expect interference from someone close to you regarding your decisions or choice of friendships. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) – Taking part in activities that allow you to show off your skills, experience and knowledge will interest someone who has something to offer. Communication will lead to a promising partnership. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) – Let past personal experience dictate how you move forward. Choosing a unique way to live that satisfies you mentally, physically and emotionally will encourage success and happiness. Romance is highlighted.

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FARMLAND AUCTION Auction to be held at: The Streator Knights of Columbus Hall #806 Oakley Ave, Streator, IL 61364 Directions: Take IL Rt 23 to the Extreme North Edge Of Streator, IL, (Near Kroger Plaza) then 1/2 mile West (on Oakley Ave.)

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Tract 2: 39.82 Acres-Improved With 3-24' Dia. Grain Bins w/ Fans

(2 w/ Heat and Stirators) (16,000 Bushel Total Capacity) The North 1/2 Of The North 1/2 Of The S.W. 1/4 Of Section 31 In Eagle Twp., LaSalle Co., Illinois. Located: 5 Miles West Of Downtown Streator (On Rt. 18) To E. 12th Rd., Then 1/2 Mile South.

Tract 3: 35 Acres (Approx.) (With No Improvements). An Irregular

Shaped Tract In The East 1/2 Of The N.E. 1/4 Of Section 21 In Otter Creek Twp., LaSalle Co. Illinois. Located: 4 Miles East Of Downtown Streator (On Rt. 18) To E. 21st Rd., Then 2 Miles North. Tenancy: The Tenancy is Open on all 3 Tracts for the 2017 Crop Year Method Of Sale: Bidding Will Be On A Dollars Per Acre Basis. The 3 Tracts Will Be Sold In “Buyer's Choice” Method With The Successful Bidder Having The Option To Purchase Any Or All 3 Tracts At The Bid Price Per Acre.

Seller: The John Kmetz Trust

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Matthew Bullock Auctioneers

409 E. Stevenson Rd, Ottawa, IL 61350

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St. Francis Xavier Church

Saturday, December 3rd 9:30am

9th Annual Christmas Bazaar & Bake Sale

Customer Appreciation Auction Special Drawings throughout the Day

SAT, DEC 3 10AM - 6PM SUN, DEC 4 9AM - 1PM

Doors Open 8am Special Preview Day – Friday, December 2nd

Multi Estate Auction

Large amount of Farm Primitives & Antiques - Crocks, Stoneware Bowls, Ball Jars, Kitchen Scales, Cast Iron Skillets & Dutch Oven, Large Cast Iron Kettle on Stand, Advertising Crock Jug, Lanterns, Antique-Vintage Toys-Cast Iron, Pressed Steel, Tin, Old Trucks, Ertl Tractors, CI Tractors, Large Doll Collection, Old Games, Wood Blocks, Pull Toys, Marbles, Vintage Christmas, Depression Glass, Blenko Glass, Old Books, Framed Artwork, Quilts & Linens, Military, Wash Tubs, Milk Crates, Carpenter Totes, Milk Cans, Seed sacks, Water Pump, Fishing Items, Coca Cola Collection, Vintage Fans, Misc Tools, 2 Man Saws, and much more. Too much to list!! Furniture and Related - Antique Wire Plant Stands, Bentwood Bench, Cast Iron Parlor Stools, Primitive Windmill, Chicken Feeders, Primitive Cabinets & Benches, Barn Doors, Old Grain Scale, Antique Tables & Dressers, Vintage End Tables, Antique Wicker Set, Book Cases, 10 foot Farm Table, Drafting Table, Vintage Bicycles, Old Trunks, Chicken Crates, Cast Iron Tractor Wheels, Picnic Table, Patio Furniture, Cast Iron Dinner Bell & Yoke, Metal Porch Chairs, 3 Wren Houses with Poles, and much more. Much more than listed we will be working on this sale up until auction day.

Sellers: Esther Funk, Ottawa, IL, and others

Terms: Cash, Check & Credit Cards (add 5% for CC's), 10% Buyers Premium. No Out of State Checks, No Checks over $500 unless known by Auction company. No Business Checks.

www.BullockAuctioneers.com Auction Zip ID 23761

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Need an Auction? Contact Matt for more information on how we can maximize your collection or estate. Matthew Bullock IL Lic # 441.001731 Brian Bullock IL Lic # 441.002146

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Bench Included. Asking $250 or best offer Call Paul at 312-770-0684

Workout Bench W/ Steel Weights & Bar $80. Proform Cross Walk Treadmill $150. Ergometer Exercise Cycle $125. Weider Exercise. Apparatus W/ Weights. $125. 815-722-9064

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Scott E. Nemanich, Esq. HINSHAW & CULBERTSON LLP 4343 Commerce Court, Suite 415 Lisle, Illinois 60532 (630) 505-0010 Atty. No. 2035316 (Published in the Herald-News November 24, 2016 December 1, 8, 2016) 1245974

PUBLIC NOTICE 16-080475 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 12TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT WILL COUNTY, JOLIET, ILLINOIS NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE LLC PLAINTIFF, -vsBRIAN T. BROZOVICH A/K/A BRIAN TIMOTHY BROZOVICH; NADIA M. BROZOVICH A/K/A NADIA MAJED BROZOVICH A/K/A NADIA ABBUSHI; THE MIRAGE HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION; UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON-RECORD UNKNOWN CLAIMANTS; OCCUPANTS DEFENDANTS 16CH 1587 PUBLICATION NOTICE The requisite affidavit for publication having been filed,

public ng notice is hereby given you Brian T. Brozovich a/k/a Brian Timothy Brozovich and Unknown Owners and Non-Record Claimants; Unknown Occupants. Defendants in the above entitled suit, that the said suit has been commenced in the Circuit Court of Will County, by the said Plaintiff against you and other defendants, praying for the foreclosure of a certain Mortgage conveying the premises described as follows, to wit: LOT 9, IN MIRAGE SUBDIVISION PHASE 1 UNIT 5, A SUBDIVISION OF PART OF FRACTIONAL SECTION 30, TOWNSHIP 36 NORTH, RANGE 9 EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED FEBRUARY 5, 1998 AS DOCUMENT NO. R98-12277, AND CORRECTED BY CERTIFICATE OF CORRECTION RECORDED MARCH 26, 1998 AS DOCUMENT NO. R98-31325, AND RECORDED MARCH 26, 1999 AS DOCUMENT NO. R99-39374 AND RECORDED APRIL 8, 1999 AS DOCUMENT NO. R99-45079 AND RECORDED MAY 30, 2001 AS DOCUMENT NO. R2001065577, IN WILL COUNTY, ILLINOIS. Commonly known as 2503 Falls Court, Plainfield, IL 60586 Permanent Index No.: 06-03-30-314-015-0000 and which said Mortgage was made by Brian T. Brozovich and Nadia M. Brozovich Mortgagors, to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as Nominee for AEGIS Wholesale Corporation as Mortgagee, and recorded in the office of the Recorder of Deeds of Will County, Illinois, Document No. R2003202331. And for other relief; that summons was duly issued out of the said Court against you as provided by law, and that the suit is now pending. YOU MAY STILL BE ABLE TO SAVE YOUR HOME. DO NOT IGNORE THIS DOCUMENT. By order of the Chief Judge of the Circuit Court of the Twelfth Judicial Circuit, this case is set for Mandatory Mediation on December 8, 2016 at 1:00 pm at the Will County Arbitration Center, 57 N. Ottawa Street, 3rd Floor, Joliet, Illinois 60432. A lender representative will be present along with a court appointed mediator to discuss options that you may have and to pre-screen you for a potential mortgage modification. YOU MUST APPEAR ON THE MEDIATION DATE GIVEN OR YOUR MEDIATION WILL BE TERMINATED. Now therefore, unless you, the said above named defendants, file your answer to the Complaint in the said suit or otherwise make your appearance therein, the office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court of Will County, Pamela J. McGuire, 57 N. Ottawa Street, Joliet, Illinois 60432, on or before the 30th day after the first publication of this notice which is December 19, 2016. Default may be entered against you at any time after that day and a judgment entered in accordance with the prayer of said Complaint. Clerk Shapiro Kreisman & Associates, LLC Attorney for Plaintiff 2121 Waukegan Road, Suite 301 Bannockburn, IL 60015 (847) 291-1717 ILNOTICES@logs.com THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY

CLASSIFIED 37 INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT IF YOUR PERSONAL LIABILITY FOR THIS DEBT HAS BEEN EXTINGUISHED BY A DISCHARGE IN BANKRUPTCY OR BY AN ORDER GRANTING IN REM RELIEF FROM STAY, THIS NOTICE IS PROVIDED SOLELY TO FORECLOSE THE MORTGAGE REMAINING ON YOUR PROPERTY AND IS NOT AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT THE DISCHARGED PERSONAL OBLIGATION. I707335 (Published in the Herald-News November 17, 24, 2016 December 1, 2016)

PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 12TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT WILL COUNTY - JOLIET, ILLINOIS FEDERAL NATIONAL MORTGAGE ASSOCIATION ("FANNIE MAE"), A CORPORATION ORGANIZED AND EXISTING UNDER THE LAWS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, PLAINTIFF vs. DENITRICE L. VISOR; ILLINOIS DEVELOPMENT HOUSING AUTHORITY; THE LAW OFFICES OF BOB O'DEKIRK, LLC; OLDFIELD TOWNHOME OWNERS ASSOCIATION OF INDIAN OAKS; OWNERS AND UNKNOWN NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS, DEFENDANTS 16 CH 1772 PUBLICATION NOTICE The requisite affidavit for publication having been filed, notice is hereby given to you, DENITRICE L. VISOR; and UNKNOWN OWNERS AND CLAIMANTS, NONRECORD Defendants in the above entitled suit, that the said suit has been commenced in the Circuit Court of the 12th Judicial Circuit, Will County, Illinois by the plaintiff against you and other defendants, praying for the foreclosure of a certain mortgage conveying the premises described as follows to wit: LOT G OF LOT 12, IN TOWNHOMES OF INDIAN OAKS RE-SUBDIVISION OF LOTS 12, 14, 15, 20, 21, 22, 25 AND 26 OF THE TOWNHOMES OF INDIAN OAKS UNIT 5, A SUBDIVISION IN THE EAST HALF OF SECTION 9, IN TOWNSHIP 37 NORTH AND IN RANGE 10 EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, ACCORDING TO SAID PLAT OF RE-SUBDIVISION RECORDED JUNE 16, 1983, AS DOCUMENT NO. R83-16655; TOGETHER WITH AN EASEMENT FOR THE BENEFIT OF SAID LAND AS SET FORTH IN DECLARATION RECORDED AS DOCUMENT NO. R73-13707 AND SUPPLEMENTS THERETO, ALL IN WILL COUNTY, ILLINOIS. COMMON ADDRESS: 662 Sundance Dr., Bolingbrook, IL 60440 P.I.N.: 12-02-09-215-015 and which said mortgage was signed by DENITRICE L. VISOR, mortgagor, to CitiMortgage, Inc., as Mortgagee, and recorded in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds of Will County as Document No. R2005161952; and for such other relief prayed; that summons was duly issued out of the Circuit Court of Will County against you as provided by law, and that the said suit is now pending. YOU MAY STILL BE ABLE TO


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MICHAEL W. ROSE A/K/A MICHAEL ROSE; PAMELA L. ROSE; CITIMORTGAGE, INC.; UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON-RECORD UNKNOWN CLAIMANTS; OCCUPANTS DEFENDANTS 16 CH 1801 PUBLICATION NOTICE The requisite affidavit for publication having been filed, notice is hereby given you Pamela L. Rose and Unknown Owners and Non-Record Claimants; Unknown Occupants. Defendants in the above entitled suit, that the said suit has been commenced in the Circuit Court of Will County, by the said Plaintiff against you and other defendants, praying for the foreclosure of a certain Mortgage conveying the premises described as follows, to wit: LOT 12 IN BLOCK 12, IN HAMPTON PARK SUBDIVISION NUMBER 12, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED MAY 3, 1968, AS DOCUMENT R68-6759 IN WILL COUNTY, ILLINOIS. Commonly known as 234 Haller Avenue, Romeoville, IL 60446 Permanent Index No.: 11-04-04-222-012-0000 and which said Mortgage was made by Michael W. Rose Mortgagors, to CitiMortgage, Inc. as Mortgagee, and recorded in the office of the Recorder of Deeds of Will County, Illinois, Document No. R2003227944. And for other relief; that summons was duly issued out of the said Court against you as provided by law, and that the suit is now pending. YOU MAY STILL BE ABLE TO SAVE YOUR HOME. DO NOT IGNORE THIS DOCUMENT. By order of the Chief Judge of (Published in the Herald-News Circuit Court of the Twelfth the November 24, 2016 December 1, Judicial Circuit, this case is set for 8, 2016) Mandatory Mediation on January 12, 2017 at 1:00 pm at the Will County Arbitration Center, 57 N. Ottawa Street, 3rd Floor, Joliet, Illinois 60432. A lender PUBLIC NOTICE representative will be present along with a court appointed mediator to 16-080710 discuss options that you may IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF have and to pre-screen you for a THE 12TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT potential mortgage modification. WILL COUNTY, JOLIET, ILLINOIS YOU MUST APPEAR ON THE NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE LLC MEDIATION DATE GIVEN OR YOUR PLAINTIFF, MEDIATION WILL BE TERMINATED. -vsNow therefore, unless you, the JOHN A. CONTRERAS; DORA said above named defendants, file LINDA CONTRERAS; UNKNOWN your answer to the Complaint in the OWNERS AND NON-RECORD said suit or otherwise make your UNKNOWN CLAIMANTS; appearance therein, the office of the OCCUPANTS Clerk of the Circuit Court of Will DEFENDANTS County, Pamela J. McGuire, 57 N. 16 CH 01777 Ottawa Street, Joliet, Illinois PUBLICATION NOTICE on or before the 30th day 60432, The requisite affidavit for after the first publication of this publication having been filed, notice which is December 27, notice is hereby given you John A. 2016. Default may be entered Contreras and Unknown Owners against you at any time after that Non-Record Claimants; and day and a judgment entered in Unknown Occupants. accordance with the prayer of said Defendants in the above entitled Complaint. suit, that the said suit has been Clerk commenced in the Circuit Court of Will County, by the said Plaintiff (Published in the Herald-News Shapiro Kreisman & against you and other defendants, November 24, 2016 December 1, Associates, LLC Attorney for Plaintiff praying for the foreclosure of a 8, 2016) 2121 Waukegan Road, Suite 301 certain Mortgage conveying the Bannockburn, IL 60015 premises described as follows, to (847) 291-1717 wit: ILNOTICES@logs.com LOT 3 IN BLOCK 24 IN THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO PUBLIC NOTICE FRANKFORT SQUARE UNIT NO. 6 COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY ADDITION, BEING A SUBDIVISION INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE OF PART OF THE NORTH 33 FEET 16-079103 USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF OF THE NORTHWEST 1/4 OF SECTION 24, AND PART OF THE THE 12TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT IF YOUR SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF SECTION 13, WILL COUNTY, JOLIET, ILLINOIS PERSONAL LIABILITY FOR THIS DEBT HAS BEEN EXTINGUISHED ALL IN TOWNSHIP 35 NORTH, MIDFIRST BANK BY A DISCHARGE IN BANKRUPTCY RANGE 12, EAST OF THE THIRD PLAINTIFF, OR BY AN ORDER GRANTING IN PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, ACCORDING -vsSAVE YOUR HOME. DO NOT IGNORE THIS DOCUMENT. By order of the Chief Judge of the Circuit Court of the Twelfth Judicial Circuit, this case is set for Mandatory Mediation on January 19, 2017 at 1:30 pm at the Will County Court Annex-3rd Floor (Arbitration Center), 57 N. Ottawa Street, Joliet, Illinois. A lender representative will be present along with a court appointed mediator to discuss options that you may have and to pre-screen you for a potential mortgage modification. For further information on the mediation process, please see the attached NOTICE OF MANDATORY MEDIATION. YOU MUST APPEAR ON THE MEDIATION DATE GIVEN OR YOUR RIGHT TO MEDIATION WILL TERMINATE. NOW THEREFORE, UNLESS YOU, the said above defendants, file your answer to the Complaint in said suit or otherwise make your appearance therein, in the Office of the Clerk of this Court in Will County at Will County Court House 14 West Jefferson Street, Joliet, IL 60432 on or before the December 27, 2016, default may be entered against you at any time after that day and a judgment entered in accordance with the prayer of said complaint. PAMELA J. MCGUIRE, Circuit Clerk Johnson, Blumberg, & Associates, LLC 230 W. Monroe Street, Suite 1125 Chicago, Illinois 60606 Email: ilpleadings@johnsonblumberg.com Ph. 312-541-9710 / Fax 312-541-9711 JB&A # IL 16 4050 I708179

TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED APRIL 2, 1976 AS DOCUMENT NO. R76-9158, IN WILL COUNTY, ILLINOIS Commonly known as 20511 South Graceland Lane, Frankfort, IL 60423 Permanent Index No.: 19-09-13-308-003-0000 and which said Mortgage was made by John A. Contreras and Dora Linda Contreras Mortgagors, to Cendant Mortgage Corporation as Mortgagee, and recorded in the office of the Recorder of Deeds of Will County, Illinois, Document No. R2004092100. And for other relief; that summons was duly issued out of the said Court against you as provided by law, and that the suit is now pending. YOU MAY STILL BE ABLE TO SAVE YOUR HOME. DO NOT IGNORE THIS DOCUMENT. By order of the Chief Judge of the Circuit Court of the Twelfth Judicial Circuit, this case is set for Mandatory Mediation on January 12, 2017 at 1:00 pm at the Will County Arbitration Center, 57 N. Ottawa Street, 3rd Floor, Joliet, 60432. A lender Illinois representative will be present along with a court appointed mediator to discuss options that you may have and to pre-screen you for a potential mortgage modification. YOU MUST APPEAR ON THE MEDIATION DATE GIVEN OR YOUR MEDIATION WILL BE TERMINATED. Now therefore, unless you, the said above named defendants, file your answer to the Complaint in the said suit or otherwise make your appearance therein, the office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court of Will County, Pamela J. McGuire, 57 N. Ottawa Street, Joliet, Illinois 60432, on or before the 30th day after the first publication of this notice which is December 27, 2016. Default may be entered against you at any time after that day and a judgment entered in accordance with the prayer of said Complaint. Clerk Shapiro Kreisman & Associates, LLC Attorney for Plaintiff 2121 Waukegan Road, Suite 301 Bannockburn, IL 60015 (847) 291-1717 ILNOTICES@logs.com THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT IF YOUR PERSONAL LIABILITY FOR THIS DEBT HAS BEEN EXTINGUISHED BY A DISCHARGE IN BANKRUPTCY OR BY AN ORDER GRANTING IN REM RELIEF FROM STAY, THIS NOTICE IS PROVIDED SOLELY TO FORECLOSE THE MORTGAGE REMAINING ON YOUR PROPERTY AND IS NOT AN ATTEMPT TO THE DISCHARGED COLLECT PERSONAL OBLIGATION. I707908

REM RELIEF FROM STAY, THIS NOTICE IS PROVIDED SOLELY TO FORECLOSE THE MORTGAGE REMAINING ON YOUR PROPERTY AND IS NOT AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT THE DISCHARGED PERSONAL OBLIGATION. I707903 (Published in the Herald-News November 24, 2016 December 1, 8, 2016)

PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT WILL COUNTY, ILLINOIS BAYVIEW LOAN SERVICING, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company, Plaintiff, v. VEOLA BAKER; SANDRA EVANS; CITY OF JOLIET; UNKNOWN OWNERS; and NONRECORD CLAIMANTS, Defendants. 16CH 1832 1324 Fairmount Ave. Joliet, IL 60432 NOTICE BY PUBLICATION The requisite affidavit for publication having been filed, notice is hereby given to the following: UNKNOWN OWNERS and CLAIMANTS, NONRECORD generally. Notice is hereby given to Defendants in the above-entitled suit that the above-named Plaintiff has filed its Complaint in said Court for foreclosure pursuant to the mortgage foreclosure laws of the State of Illinois, of the lands and premises in the Complaint situated in Will County, State of Illinois: THE SOUTH TWENTY TWO FEET OF LOT THIRTY NINE AND THE NORTH TWENTY TWO FEET OF LOT FORTY, IN FAIRMOUNT PARK, A SUBDIVISION OF THE WEST HALF OF THE WEST HALF OF THE QUARTER OF NORTHWEST SECTION TWO, IN TOWNSHIP 35 NORTH, AND IN RANGE 10 EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, IN WILL COUNTY, ILLINOIS, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED 5/18/1904, AS DOC. NO. 227714, IN PLAT 15, AT PAGE 9 THEREOF. PIN: 07-02-113-006. Common Address: 1324 Fairmount Ave., Joliet, IL 60432. that summons was duly issued out of the said Court against you as provided by law, and that said suit is now pending. The said Complaint is for the foreclosure of the mortgage. NOW THEREFORE, unless you, the said above-named Defendants, file your appearance in the said suit in the office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court of Will County, Illinois, on or before the December 19, 2016, default may be entered against you at any time after that day and Judgment entered in accordance with the prayer of said Complaint. Stephen G. Daday Aaron D. White, Jr. Klein, Daday, Aretos & O'Donoghue, LLC 2550 West Golf Road, Suite 250 Rolling Meadows, IL 60008 847-590-8700 Attorney No. 3127015 THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED FROM YOU MAY BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE.

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AND READ BY THE WILL COUNTY STATE OF ILLINOIS TRUSTEE IN THE JAMES ORLANDO, UNKNOWN OR HIS REPRESENTAEXECUTIVE FIFTH THIRD MORTGAGE HEIRS AND/OR LEGATEES OF JOLIET JUNIOR COLLEGE TIVE AT 10:10 A.M., TUESDAY, COMPANY, DISTRICT 525 JAMES ORLANDO, ANY/ALL DECEMBER 20, 2016 AT THE Plaintiff(s), CONSOLIDATED ELECTION UNKNOWN TENANTS AND/OR vs. TO BE HELD ON APRIL 4, 2017 WILL COUNTY OFFICE BUILDING, OCCUPANTS, 302 N. CHICAGO ST., 2ND FLOOR, MARY J. JANUSZEWSKI, Defendants TRANSAMERICA FINANCIAL NOTICE is hereby given that the JOLIET, IL 60432. 16LM 2326 SERVICES, INC. N/K/A HFTA FORCIBLE ENTRY AND DETAINER office of A-3107 located on the SPECIFICATIONS AND CONDITIONS FIRST FINANCIAL CORPORATION, NOTICE REQUIRING APPEARANCE Joliet Junior College's main OF THE BID ARE AVAILABLE UNKNOWN TENANTS, UNKNOWN campus at 1215 Houbolt Road, IN PENDING ACTION OWNERS AND NON-RECORD Joliet, IL 60431 will be open from AT www.demandstar.com AND To the defendant: AS CLAIMANTS, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm beginning www.willcountyillinois.com The requisite affidavit for notice WELL AS THE PURCHASING Defendant(s). by posting having been filed, you December 12, 2016 through DEPARTMENT, 2ND FLOOR, 16CH 1865 are notified that at the instance December 19, 2016 for the WILL COUNTY OFFICE BUILDING, PUBLICATION NOTICE of plaintiff THE MIRAGE purpose of accepting candidate 302 N. CHICAGO ST., JOLIET, IL The requisite Affidavit for HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION in petitions for Trustee in the Joliet 60432, (815) 740-4605 OR Publication having been filed, the above entitled action against Junior College District 525 REQUEST BY EMAIL AT notice is hereby given to you for the recovery of the Consolidated Election to be held on purchasing@willcountyillinois.com. you: TRANSAMERICA FINANCIAL possession of real estate is now April 4, 2017 for the following SERVICES, INC, NONRECORD pending in the Circuit Court of Will offices. On the last day to file THE TENDERING OF A BID TO THE CLAIMANTS, UNKNOWN TENANTS County, Illinois that the premises, petitions, December 19, 2016, the COUNTY SHALL BE CONSTRUED and UNKNOWN OWNERS, the possession of which is sought office will be open from 8:00 am AS ACCEPTANCE OF THE Defendants in the above entitled to be recovered by the plaintiff from through 5:00 pm. SPECIFICATIONS. The bidder suit, that said suit has been you, are located at 2808 Discovery acknowledges the right of the commenced in the Circuit Court of Drive, Plainfield, Illinois, 60586, OFFICES TO BE VOTED UPON: County of Will to reject any and all Will County, Chancery Division, by 1. Trustee in the Joliet Junior and are described as follows: the said Plaintiff, against you and College District 525 bids, and to waive non-material Summons was issued in said informality or irregularity in any bid other Defendants, praying for (completing a 2-year vacancy suit and was returned without received in whole or part as may foreclosure of a certain Real Estate for 2013-2019 term) service stating that service could be specified in the solicitation. Mortgage conveying the premises not be obtained. described as follows, to wit: You are hereby required to 2. Trustee in the Joliet Junior BY ORDER OF THE LOT 14 (EXCEPT THE NORTHCollege District 525 appear in person on *JANUARY 6, WESTERLY 54 FEET THEREOF) (completing a 2-year vacancy WILL COUNTY EXECUTIVE, 2017, at 9:00 a.m., in Courtroom LAWRENCE M. WALSH. AND THE NORTHWESTERLY 36 for 2013-2019 term) 111 located at Will County Court FEET OF LOT 13 IN RENWICK House, 14 W. Jefferson St., Joliet, (Published in The Herald-News HEIGHTS A SUBDIVISION OF PART Illinois. You are further required to 3. Trustee in the Joliet Junior December 1, 2016) 1247305 OF SECTION 15, IN TOWNSHIP 36 College District 525 (full 6-year file your written appearance by NORTH, RANGE 9, EAST OF THE term, 2017-2023) yourself or your attorney in the THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, above cause. ACCORDING TO THE PLAT Send your Classified IF YOU FAIL TO DO SO, A 4. Trustee in the Joliet Junior THEREOF RECORDED AUGUST 16, College District 525 (full 6-year Advertising 24/7 to: JUDGMENT OR DECREE BY 1956 AS DOCUMENT 804504, IN term, 2017-2023) DEFAULT MAY BE TAKEN AGAINST Email: classified@ WILL COUNTY, ILLINOIS. YOU FOR THE POSSESSION OF shawsuburban.com Tax Number: THE AFORESAID PREMISES AND Simultaneous Petition Filing 06-03-15-401-004 A/K/A Fax: 815-477-8898 ANY RELIEF ASKED IN THE If necessary, a lottery drawing will 03-15-401-004 or online at: PETITION. AFTER THE JUDGMENT be held on Tuesday, December 27, commonly known as TheHerald-News.com/ IS ENTERED; THE SHERIFF MAY 2016 at 4:00 p.m. at the Joliet 15722 S. JOLIET RD., placeanad Junior College Police Office located EVICT YOU. PLAINFIELD, IL 60544; at G-1013, 1215 Houbolt Road, PAMELA J. MCGUIRE, and which said Real Estate CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT Joliet, Illinois for positions on the Mortgage was made by MARY J. ballot of Trustee in the Joliet Junior OF WILL COUNTY Publisher's Notice: JANUSZEWSKI, and recorded in the College District 525. Charles M. Keough All real estate Office of the Will County Recorder Keough & Moody, P.C. as Document Number Objections to Nominating Petitions advertising in Attorney No 6237432 this newspaper R2009026867; that Summons The designated Local Elections 114 E Van Buren Ave is subject to the was duly issued out of the said Official will receive official Fair Housing Act Naperville, IL 60540 Court against you as provided by objections to nomination petitions which makes it (630) 245-5081 law, and that the said suit is now in the local elections official's office illegal to advertise "any prefercollection@kmlegal.com pending. NOTE: This law firm is a debt at A-3107 on Joliet Junior ence, limitation or discriminaNow, therefore, unless you, the College's main campus at 1215 tion based on race, color, relicollector. said named Defendant, file your Houbolt Road, Joliet, Illinois gion, sex, handicap, familial I707593 answer to the Complaint in the said 60431 on December 20, 21, and status or national origin, or an suit or otherwise make your intention, to make any such (Published in the Herald-News 22, 2016 and on December 23 preference, limitation of discrimiappearance therein, in the office of and 27, 2016 at the Joliet Junior the Circuit Court of Will County, November 17, 24, 2016 College Police Office located at nation." Familial status includes located at 57 N. OTTAWA STREET, December 1, 2016) G-1013, 1215 Houbolt Road, children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custoJOLIET, IL 60432, on or before the Joliet, Illinois 60431. dians, pregnant women and December 19, 2016, default may people securing custody of chilPUBLIC NOTICE be entered against you at any time (Published in the Joliet Herald- dren under 18. This newspaper after that day and a judgment News, Kendall County Record and will not knowingly accept any ELECTION FILING NOTICE entered in accordance with the Morris Herald-News December 1, advertising for real estate which Notice is hereby given that the 2016 and Lemont Suburban Life is in violation of the law. Our prayer of said Complaint. Office of the Village Clerk of the December 2, 2016) 1246642 LAW OFFICES OF readers are hereby informed that Village of New Lenox will be open IRA T. NEVEL, LLC all dwellings advertised in this from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Attorney for Plaintiff newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. Ira T. Nevel - ARDC #06185808 beginning December 12, 2016 PUBLIC NOTICE To complain of discrimination through December 19, 2016 for Aaron Nevel - ARDC #6322724 call HUD toll-free at 175 North Franklin St. Suite 201 the purpose of accepting candidate 1-800-669-9777. ADVERTISEMENT OF BID petitions for the Consolidated Chicago, Illinois 60606 The toll-free telephone number Election to be held on April 4, CONSULTANT FOR RURAL (312) 357-1125 for the hearing impaired is 2017 for following offices: HISTORIC STRUCTURAL SURVEY Pleadings@nevellaw.com 1-800-927-9275 THREE 4-YEAR TERM # 16-02671 WILL COUNTY LAND USE


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