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HERALD Joliet police demo ‘use-of-force’ training NEWS “We’ve done very well compared The

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JOLIET – The screen shows a dark warehouse where someone reported the door open and noise coming from inside. A man pops up from behind a counter and congratulates the police on bothering someone who works there. He might be intoxicated. His language is crude and he’s very sarcastic, but that shouldn’t automatically make the “officers” reach for the gun, Taser or pepper spray in their belts – yet he’s also keeping one of his hands under the counter. His “ID card” turns out to be a silver handgun and the scene ends in a hail of virtual bullets. For the audience, it’s obvious they’ve witnessed a justified police shooting. But for other participants in the training scenario, his weapon is a stapler and the appropriate police response is not as clearcut. Joliet police this week invited community leaders to watch and participate in “use-of-force” training. “We want you to have a better understanding of the decisions a police officer has to make and also show how we are

to other cities, but I think this dialogue needs to shared with the whole community. Seeing and doing this gives us a perspective we wouldn’t have had.” Herb Brooks Joliet pastor

held accountable for them,” Chief Brian Benton said. “Police are not trained to shoot to kill. We shoot to incapacitate,” Deputy Chief Tab Jensen said. Under Illinois law, an officer involved in a shooting incident is given “two days or two sleep cycles” before being questioned by investigators because studies have shown that is when recall is best. “I understand the public wants information, but there are a lot of things as supervisors that we don’t know right after (these incidents) happen,” Benton said. “If we get there and ask how many shots, but then

(the officer) has better recall that different answer is now memorialized in our reports.” Benton said state law changed last year to require any police shooting be investigated by an outside agency. Most Joliet police officers now carry Tasers and all of the “electronic control weapons” used by the city have video cameras. Benton said the department “doesn’t want allegations of excessive Tasering or (them) being used as a punitive device.” Every “use-of-force” incident is reported to internal affairs. “And it is tracked if an officer is being too aggressive?” Pastor Lonnie Posley asked. The chief also expects body-worn cameras will be used by every department, when laws no longer require bystanders be blurred out of videos released to the public. Joliet and most other police departments don’t have the staff or budget for such editing, Benton said. “We’ve done very well compared to other cities, but I think this dialogue needs to shared with the whole community,” Pastor Herb Brooks told Benton. “Seeing and doing this gives us a perspective we wouldn’t have had.”

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• Dominique S. Richards, 22, of the 100 block of Tecumseh Drive in Bolingbrook, was arrested by sheriff’s police Monday on charges of robbery and theft. • Alfredo Sanchez-Merlos, 49, of the 14100 block of South Hillside Lane in Plainfield, was arrested by Bolingbrook police Monday on charges of identity theft and forgery. • David L. Chandler, 54, of the 1200 block of Gage Court in Joliet, was arrested by Joliet police Tuesday on charges of aggravated domestic battery and domestic battery. • Amanda R. Chavez, 30, of the 4800 block of West Wallace Street in Chicago, was arrested by sheriff’s police Tuesday on a charge of residential burglary. • Heather M. Flannery, 41, of the 200 block of Illini Drive in Minooka, was arrested by state police Tuesday on a charge of aggravated driving under the influence. • Olatunji A. Majekodunmi, 30, of the 10600 block of Central Avenue in Chicago Ridge, was arrested by Joliet police Tuesday on charges of fraud, forgery, identity theft and possession of fraudulent identification. • Samsondeen Majekodunmi, 24, of the 800 block of West Buena Avenue in Chicago, was arrested by Joliet police Tuesday on charges of fraud and possession of

WHERE IT’S AT fraudulent identification. • Michael A. Rasmussen, 25, of the 3300 block of Legacy Drive in Lockport, was arrested by state police Tuesday on a charge of aggravated driving under the influence. • Hershel T. Walker, 36, of the 1300 block of Lincoln Avenue in Chicago Heights, was arrested by sheriff’s police Tuesday on a charge of forgery. • William J. Wertz, 31, of the 600 block of North Broadway in Joliet, was arrested by Bolingbrook police Tuesday on a charge of drug possession. • Jeremy E. Binert, 19, of the 300 block of Stone Street in Joliet, was arrested by Plainfield police Wednesday on charges of theft and auto theft. • Humberto Gamino, 20, of the 1200 block of West Jefferson Street in Joliet, was arrested by Joliet police Wednesday on charges of auto theft, vandalism and reckless conduct. • Virginia L. Hale, 48, of the 1500 block of Schafer Avenue in Bolingbrook, was arrested by sheriff’s police Wednesday on charges of aggravated identity theft and forgery. • Earl M. Pugh, 46, of the 400 block of Doris Avenue in Joliet, was arrested by Shorewood police Thursday on charges of driving with a suspended license and driving without insurance. • Jair G. Sosa, 21 of the 400 block of Grant Avenue in Joliet, was arrested by Joliet police Thursday on charges of domestic battery and vandalism. • Cordero F. Willis, 28, of the 6300 block of Church Road in Hanover Park, was arrested by Joliet police Thursday on a charge of drug possession.

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ON THE COVER Jackson, a 7-year-old lab, stands before the Will County Circuit Court with his handler on Thursday during a petition signing allowing the use of facility dogs in the Will County Courthouse in downtown Joliet. See story on page 3.

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Dogs aim to help comfort abuse victims during investigations, trials By MIKE MALLORY JOLIET – Thursday was an important day for the Will County State’s Attorney’s Office, the Will County judiciary and the thousands who will have their cases heard at the Will County Courthouse in the coming years. “We don’t allow cameras in this courtroom,” Will County Chief Judge Richard Schoenstedt said to the audience gathered Thursday afternoon in a fourth-floor courtroom. But an exception was made for a new group of furry, four-legged members of the county’s justice system. “It is seldom that I can take this bench and know in advance that something very positive is going to result from what I do in this courtroom,” Schoenstedt said. “This is certainly one of those times.” Will County State’s Attorney James Glasgow then formally introduced a special team of K-9s that will provide assistance and comfort in the courtroom to children who have been sexually abused as well as other crime victims pursuant to Illinois statute. Sitting calmly in the packed courtroom were two English Labrador retrievers, named Kiwi and Angus, and two yellow Labrador retrievers, named Jackson and Malley.

Therapy dog program begins

In February 2012, Glasgow was speaking with administrative assistant Cheri Johnson, who has been training dogs for about 10 years with her husband. Glasgow had read about therapy dogs quickening patient healing times in hospitals, and took note of medical research and data that support it. Jackson, one of Johnson’s dogs, was training to be a lead dog for the blind, but took off every time he saw a squirrel. He was converted to a therapy dog. Jackson has since been used in the Will County Child Advocacy Center, where results were seen right away. He helped lift the stress off parents, as well as young children who were traumatized. One such instance Glasgow shared was when a young, abused girl played with Jackson the whole time they were together. But she was not yet

ready to speak about what happened. “About a week later, she tells her mom, ‘Mom, I’d like to go back and play with Jackson and tell what happened to me,’ ” Glasgow recalled, adding that if Jackson never does another thing, it’s still one sexual predator caught that wouldn’t have been without the girl’s interaction with Jackson the dog. In 2013, Johnson had a second dog, Malley, certified to work in the Child Advocacy Center. They began to consider expanding the program in 2015 when Glasgow heard Illinois soon would allow use of facility dogs in court. A conference in Washington led the state’s attorney’s office to Support Dogs Inc. a nonprofit based in St. Louis that helps agencies acquire dogs – which can cost as much as $30,000 – for free. The office sent Johnson and Jeff Brown to meet and go through the organization’s required training

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Photos by Eric Ginnard – eginnard@shawmedia.comx

TOP: Several therapy dogs and their handlers stand before the Will County Circuit Court on Thursday during a petition signing allowing the use of facility dogs in the Will County Courthouse in downtown Joliet. ABOVE: Will County Chief Judge Richard Schoenstedt feeds a treat to Jackson, a 7-year-old lab, on Thursday.

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Cache, an investigative K-9, heels before court officials Thursday during a petition signing allowing the use of facility dogs in the Will County Courthouse in downtown Joliet.

‘Cache’ the dog can find hidden electronics State’s attorney’s new black Labrador capable of sniffing out small devices in searches By MIKE MALLORY JOLIET – If the five K-9s introduced Thursday at the Will County Courthouse were a band, Cache would probably be the lead singer. His name has a ring to it. And he gets to do more physical work while Jackson, Malley, Kiwi and Angus provide support and therapy to victims of abuse and other crimes pursuant to Illinois statute. Cache, a black Labrador retriever, is trained to detect a chemical used

in SD cards, thumb drives and other electronic devices that can store digital content, including child pornography. Cache brings the bad guys in. After the therapy dogs were introduced Thursday afternoon by Will County State’s Attorney James Glasgow at the Will County Courthouse, they were led out for Cache to make his grand entrance. Cache, pronounced like cash, serves in the High Technology Crimes Unit that Glasgow created to track and prosecute those who produce, distrib-

ute or download child pornography. Cache was trained by Jordan Detection K-9 in Indiana, which rose to fame when its dog, Bear, searched former Subway spokesman Jared Fogle’s mansion and uncovered critical electronic evidence that led to Fogle’s conviction. Glasgow said that Cache, when performing a search, can go past ancillary smells and straight toward a chemical found in electronics. The small devices containing this smell often can be overlooked during human police searches. Investigator Megan Brooks, Cache’s handler, performed a practice search of a courtroom Thursday. Various electronics were hidden – and Cache found them all. Cache was able to locate two

thumb drives inside of a water bottle. Glasgow said it’s remarkable that the detection dogs can find little electronic drives hidden in a stack of water bottle cases. Brooks said the water bottle demonstration shows things can be hidden right out in the open where humans wouldn’t give it a second thought. But Cache would walk past and “hit” on it, indicating there might be critical evidence inside. Cache was bought through funds seized from criminals’ activities. Glasgow gave credit to the people managing the county’s budget for making all of it possible. Will County Chief Judge Richard Schoenstedt said all branches of county government have come together to make this happen.





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Joliet residents serve as ‘principals’ for a day By FELIX SARVER JOLIET – Paris Wilhite once attended Edna Keith Elementary School as a fifth-grader and on Thursday she was its honorary principal. Wilhite, CEO of Bounce Back Social Services, was one of 21 community leaders and members who came to each school within Joliet District 86 to serve as a principal for a day. Other community members came from the City Council, the park district, local universities, businesses and nonprofit organizations. For Wilhite, the day was a flashback to her time as a student. She managed to visit the classroom she once attended. “Guess what?” Wilhite said to the students. “When I was in fifth grade, this very room was my fifth-grade classroom.” Wilhite was given a tour of Keith by interim principal Casonya Henderson, who led her to the library to show her the cougar store – the school mascot is a cougar – where students can “purchase” items with cougar cash earned by making good choices. Henderson said the students do very well and teachers “CHAMP out” expec-

safe haven for students. “I always tell my students if they don’t feel safe here then I’m not doing my job,” she said. Wilhite visited teacher Stephen Grant’s classroom, where she took questions from students about Bounce Back Social Services and how it helps veterans. The nonprofit organization provides services such as homeless prevention, housing retention, life skills counseling, career development and more. Wilhite said her organization helps veterans with career education and helping them to make skills they obtained in the military applicable so they can attend college or vocational programs. “Maybe they did electrical work in the military. Maybe they fixed airplanes. What we do is we help them to convert those skills and use them now in society,” she said. Felix Sarver – Wilhite said Keith staff and teachParis Wilhite (right), CEO of Bounce Back Social Services, speaks to students Thursday at ers seem really involved and upbeat Edna Keith Elementary School. in the school. She said when she came to the school Thursday morning, the tations in the classroom and hallways, place to get the students excited about students were coming up to Henderson referring to the district’s program to their school day,” Henderson said. and giving her hugs. improve student behavior and set ex“That says a lot about the princiHenderson pointed out Keith – like other District 86 schools – has a bully pal if the students feel he or she is appectations. “We just put a lot of fun things in hotline. She said Keith is meant to be a proachable,” she said.

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VIEWS Trudy Lieberman A recent study in Texas by the Center for Public Policy Priorities shows how prevalent out-of-network ER doctors are. Using a 2013 report from the Texas Department of Insurance, the Center found that 45 percent of in-network hospitals in the state used by United Healthcare had no in-network ER doctors. Fifty-six percent of Humana’s hospitals had none. “Consumers would be astonished to see how poor the odds are of getting an in-network doctor in the emergency room.” Bell added. The odds of getting redress are also low. Too many consumers don’t contest their bills. Only about 25 percent of those getting surprise bills do, Bell told me. Of those who do protest to their insurer, only half get their bill forgiven or reduced. Surprise bills are a variation of what’s called balance billing, the gap between what insurance, including Medicare, pays and what a doctor charges. It’s been around for decades, but in the late 1980s, the outcry from Medicare beneficiaries became so loud that Congress did something about it. For doctors who accept Medicare’s payment in full, there is no balance billing – called “excess charges” in Medicare speak. Doctors, including ER physicians who don’t accept that payment, can sock beneficiaries with excess charges. But Medicare limits what they can charge. Beneficiaries can protect themselves from these excess charges should they use a doctor who doesn’t accept Medicare’s fee schedule by buying Medigap policies Plan F and Plan G. For those with Medicare Advantage plans, there’s no protection until the beneficiary reaches the plan’s out-of-pocket spending limit. After that, the doctor can’t balance bill separately.


There’s no similar help for those not on Medicare. Many consumers are unaware that an out-of-network doctor is treating them. The standard advice – to ask whether your doctor is in the network – is silly when it comes to care in the ER. What patient having a heart attack is going to look up and say, “Hey doc, are you with Aetna?” A few states – New York, California, Illinois, Connecticut, and Florida – hold patients harmless if they find themselves with a surprise bill or require outside arbitration to decide a case. But Bell says it will take an act of Congress to solve this problem. Public outrage will have to get much louder if that’s to happen.

Because chances are high you’ll find yourself with such a bill, think twice before you choose to go to the ER for a problem that can wait until you see your regular doctor. Although Obamacare was supposed to cut down on emergency room use, that hasn’t happened. People are still going to ERs for less serious conditions, many being enticed by hospitals themselves that advertise their ER wait times on billboards. Our health care system is all about making money. And balance billing, its causes and consequences, is another sorry example.

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Shaw Media correspondent On October 24, the Braun family of Minooka celebrated their second “gotcha day” in one year, when mother Amy, picked up their second special-needs child from China. In January of 2016, the couple picked up their first adopted daughter, Faith, from Anhui Province, and in October, Amy wrapped her arms around their second daughter, Hadley from the Guangxi Province. “I walked into the government building and there was a room on the left with toys. I looked in and saw Hadley right away, but we were supposed to keep walking straight to sign the papers. I asked if I could go in there and she came right to me, so I took her with to sign our adoption paperwork,” Amy said. Amy and Nate Braun have two biological sons – Caiden, 4, and Micah, 3 – but they felt the calling to adopt. Their first daughter, also 3, was special-needs and after all of the many dentist, doctor and neurological appointments, the couple knew they wanted to adopt again, but were not sure which route to take. Nate and Amy also found out that if they adopt within the same year, the cost would be halved because of the paperwork already being on file, so they took a chance and began to explore possibilities. Now, they had to decide to go with special focus – like Faith – or non-special focus. Amy said they decided to go non-special focus. On a Friday, she saw Hadley on the special focus list, and before she could talk to Nate, she asked to see the file. “I put an 8-by-10 photo on the

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Hadley Braun, 2, always has a smile on her face. She was brought home to Minooka from the Guangxi Province of China on Oct. 24 by Nate and Amy Braun.

Nate and Amy Braun prepare a meal for Hadley. refrigerator so we could pray over the weekend. The first thing Nate said Saturday morning was that ‘she was really really cute,’ ” Amy said. “That was my ‘yes.’ ” Nate said the couple had to decide which parent would travel – this time alone – to China, as Faith could not be left without a parent because of attachment issues. “I felt safe having Amy go by herself. The area was generally safe, and we didn’t want to leave Faith behind,” Nate said. Amy joined Facebook sites and met other parents who would be in the area at the same time. She met a couple from California, and the group stuck together most of the time while in China. Now that she has been home for a few weeks, Nate said the transition was seamless. “It’s like she’s been our daughter

Amy Braun of Minooka teaches Hadley the importance of brushing her teeth. Hadley was abandoned at the steps of an orphanage and lived in foster care until the Brauns adopted her in October. Photos by Allison Selk for Shaw Media

all along. She is a smart little girl. She is funny and fun to play around. She has interacted great with the other three kids – she likes to run,

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“I put an 8-by-10 photo on the refrigerator so we could pray over the weekend. The first thing Nate said Saturday morning was that ‘she was really really cute.’ ” Amy Braun

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Nate and Amy Braun have two biological sons, Caiden (second from left), 4, and Micah (right), 3, but always wanted to adopt.

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Nate said that Hadley likes to explore. Her main fascination has been the toilet. Nate and Amy have caught her putting all sorts of toys, baby wipes and toothbrushes in the toilet. Unfortunately, two new toilets have been bought as well as childproof gadgets to attach to the bowl and lid to hopefully prevent any more mishaps. Nate said Hadley rounded out their family. He said Faith and Caiden are quiet and reserved and tend to play games quietly together, while Hadley and Micah are the wild ones. Will the Braun’s adopt again? “This is it for now – maybe until they can fend for themselves, and we don’t have 75 percent of our children in diapers,” Nate said.


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Jay and Betty Richie of Minooka honored with community award SUBMITTED REPORT MINOOKA – Minooka residents Jay and Betty Richie were honored with the Heartland Bank and Trust Company’s 2016 Heart of our Community Award. The award was presented at the November Grundy Chamber of Commerce and Industry After Hours held at the bank. The award was established to recognize Minooka residents who have stood out for volunteering with their time and talent to help others. It was presented by Terri Turney, a retail manager for Heartland Bank in Minooka. Heartland Bank stated in a news release that they recognize the responsibility extends beyond providing financial services to the communities they serve. “We strongly believe the ongoing success of a community involves good corporate citizenship and making a difference in the lives of others,” Turney said in the release. The release said, “A constant presence and consistent volunteerism in the Minooka community – this statement sums up Jay and Betty Richie.” According to the release, Jay and

Betty Richie were at every local event and were highly respected by everyone they met. They were named grand marshals at 2016’s Grundy County Corn Festival parade and the Minooka Halloween parade. Jay Richie is the president of the Minooka Lions Club and contributes to the Village of Minooka events; helps local church programs for needy families; and sponsors many events, such as Cub and Boy Scouts, softball and baseball, the Minooka Community High School band, the DARE program and Special Olympics, among others. Betty Richie always is at Jay’s side assisting in each activity. Jay served in the Navy and is the chaplain for Minooka American Legion. The Richie’s received $100 Minooka Chamber gift certificate and a Heart award. “What a great way to top off our Business After Hours evening,” said Deanne Conterio, a retail support manager for Heartland Bank. “Presenting our Heart of Our Community award and recognizing this deserving couple was absolutely my favorite part of the night, Jay and Betty are very deserving. Keeping community in banking is what Heartland Bank and Trust Company is all about.”

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children, Nicholas and Rebecca; daughter, Carrie married to Dominic D’Amato residing in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and their children, DomMary Patricia Byrne “Pat” (nee Frank), over the past few inic James (deceased), Michael, Kathryn, and Daniel; daughter, Kelly married to Jeff Konkol months, Pat was frequently residing in Waukesha, Wisconsin; Pat’s sister, asked by health personnel Coleen Frank residing in Joliet; and her brother, to provide her full name. She Leonard, residing in Arizona. would answer, “Mary Patricia Funeral Services will be Saturday, December Veronica Frank Byrne” and 3, 2016 at 9:15 a.m. from the Fred C. Dames then proudly volunteer, that she has been Funeral Home 3200 Black at Essington Rds., married to her “Jimmy” for 56 years and that Joliet to The Church of St. Jude for a Mass of they have four children and nine grandchildren. Christian Burial to be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. Pat died of cancer on November 27th. Interment Woodlawn Memorial Park. In her preceding days, her children and In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donagrandchildren all gathered at her side to say tions to The Church of St. Jude in Joliet or the good bye. She passed away peacefully at Joliet Area Community Hospice. home after many months of exceptional care Visitation Friday from 3:00 to 8:00 p.m. from Jim, Joliet Hospice and her family. For more information, please call 815-741Pat was born to Gladys and Leonard Frank, 5500 or visit her Memorial Tribute at www. 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. MARY FRANCES DEDIN The family that was blessed by her life consists of her son, Daniel married to Laurie Mary Frances Dedin (nee Senffner), age 76, (nee Little) residing in San Jose, California and of Arvada, Colorado, and native of Joliet Illinois, their children, Emily (Matt Klope), Christopher, passed away on Friday, November 25, 2016 at Sarah, Matthew; son, Joseph married to Lana Lutheran Hospital in Wheat Ridge, Colorado. (nee Novak) residing in Dallas, Texas and their Beloved wife of Tom Dedin, Sr.; loving moth-

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James Blaise Giobbia, age 89, passed away peacefully on November 29, 2016. Veteran of World War II, serving with the U.S. Army, 1st

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-in-law, Robert Gladders and James Jenkins; and one sister-inlaw, Lorraine Gladders. Survived by her two daughters, Loretta Slabo-

SANDRA KAY MCCRORY 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 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.

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Cavalry Division. Jim is survived by his children, James (Janine) Giobbia of Orland Park, Diane (Gil) Tallent of Oak Brook, Debbie (Jerry) Crandall of Frankfort, Don (Karen) Giobbia of Chicago, David (Terri) Giobbia of Lemont, Dina (Doug) Stukel of Orland Park; seven wonderful grandchildren, Meagan (Martin), Corey, Haley, Brent, Jack, Shaw and Beck; one sister, Kathy (Dennis) Gasick of Libertyville. Numerous nieces and nephews also survive. Preceded in death by his wife of 49 years, Grace Ann Giobbia (nee Kauz); his parents, James and Rose Giobbia; one son in infancy. Jim was born in Chicago, IL, lived in Oak Lawn and resided in New Lenox for the past 45 years. Memorials in Jim’s name to the Emilie’s Fund at Smith Crossing and Great Lakes Caring Home Health and Hospice would be appreciated. Funeral and prayer services will be Monday, December 5, 2016 at 9:15 am from the funeral home to St. Jude Catholic Church New Lenox for a mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 am. Inurnment with Military Honors at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery immediately following. Visitation Sunday, December 4 from 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm. KURTZ MEMORIAL CHAPEL, 102 E. Francis Road, New Lenox, IL 815-485-3200

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szewski (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.

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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. 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; 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:

Lois O. Ray, age 86 of Romeoville, IL, passed away Wednesday November 30, 2016. Beloved wife of the late Bill D. Ray; loving mother of Shearl, Gary (Lisa), Terri, Larry and the late Jerry Ray; devoted grandmother of Christa “Toni” Decker, Brian, Ryan, Shaun, Catherine and the late Daniel Ray and great grandmother of Seth, Tara, Raistlin, Joshua, Adam, Jaden, Duncan and Braeden; numerous nieces and nephews. Lois was preceded in death by two brothers and three sisters. Visitation Sunday, December 4, 2016, from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Anderson Memorial Chapel, 606 Townhall Dr., Romeoville, IL. Family and friends are invited to assemble at the funeral home on Monday, December 5, 2016 by 11:00 a.m. Interment Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery, Elwood, IL.

CHARLY ANGEL ROBLEDO Charly Angel Robledo, age 17, died 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 Barrett, George Barrett and Branden Barrett; Aunts, Gina, Jewel and Sess 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 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 or for information, 815-722-0524. Arrangements entrusted to:

PATRICIA ANN TOWNSEND Born: March 2, 1944 Died: November 29, 2016

Patricia “Patty” Ann Townsend, age 72, passed away on Tuesday; November 29, 2016 at Joliet Area Community Hospice. Born on March 2, 1944 in Winona, MS. Patricia received her education through the Lockport Township school system she enhanced

her career in the Healthcare Industry by obtaining a License as an LPN. Patty dedicated her life to taking care of the elderly as a Senior Home Care Specialist where she work diligently and touched so many lives. Patty was a devoted Catholic and Prayer Warrior andshe was loved by all who came in contact with her. Preceded in death by her father, Hicks Townsend; her Mother: Gertrude (Latham) Townsend; Brothers, Herbert Townsend, Jimmie H. Townsend, William H. Townsend, Harold Townsend, Harley K. Townsend, Harry S. Townsend and Sister, Mattie A .Townsend-Moody. She is survived by her son, Frankie L. Newsome; daughter, Charla M. Newsome; granddaughters, Kristian (Krissy) D. Hall, Jacquita M. Newsome, Nia N. Newsome; great grandson: Jaleel L. Dunmore; Brother, James H. Townsend; sister, Barbara J. Wadlington, Jacqueline Gillespie, Janice Townsend-Volman G.; a host of nephews, nieces, uncles, aunts, cousins, friends, great nephews/nieces and great-great nephews/nieces. Services will be held on Saturday, December 3, 2016 at Mt. Zion Baptist Church, 402 Singleton Place, Joliet, IL. Home-going Celebration of Life will be at 10:00AM, Pastor David G. Latimore, officiating. Interment following at Resurrection Cemetery, Romeoville, IL. Minor-MorrisFuneral Home, Ltd. 112 Richards St. (815) 723-1283


Born: November 24, 1948 Died: November 30, 2016

Ronald J. Varley, age 68, a lifelong resident of Plainfield, IL, passed away unexpectedly on November 30, 2016 at his home. He was born on November 24, 1948 in Joliet, IL to John and Adeline (nee Darin) Varley, who preceded him in death. Ron is survived by his loving brother, Roger D. (Madelyn) Varley of Plainfield, IL; his cherished nephews, Brian J. (Nichole, nee Gallagher) Varley of Shorewood, IL and Brent D. Varley of Plainfield, IL; his great-nephews and niece, Nicholas, Mason and Gabriella Varley. He was also preceded in death by his uncle, Merwin Varley. Ron was a graduate of Plainfield High School, Class of 1966. He played baseball in high school and enjoyed playing softball for Malnar’s Tap. A lifelong animal lover, Ron always had cats or fish at home. Ron was an avid golfer and played throughout his life. He was a big sports fan, especially hockey, football and baseball. He enjoyed collecting cameras, toasters and baseball cards, as well as many different types of antiques. He was also a longtime member of the Plainfield Historical Society. Ron will be

deeply missed by all who knew and loved him. For those who would like to leave a lasting tribute to Ron’s life, memorials to your local Humane Society would be greatly appreciated. Visitation will be Sunday, December 4, 2:00 until 6:00 PM at the Overman-Jones Funeral Home & Cremation Services, corner of Routes 30 & 59, Plainfield. Private family services will be held at the Plainfield Township Cemetery. For information please call 815/436-9221 or visit

SARAH ELIZABETH WILLIAMS Sarah Elizabeth (Dorsey) Williams, age 93, entered into eternal glory on Friday, November 25, 2016. Sarah began working at Kmart in Joliet where she worked for over 33 years before retiring. She enjoyed serving and helping others; her life reflected a life of servanthood. She was a volunteer for Salvation Army for 29 years, and was prepared to help with Christmas but Christ gave her the gift of eternal life. She was a member of the Mt Olive Baptist Church for 50 Years. She loved to shop and spend time with family. Everyone that knew her loved her. She helped any and everyone that she could with a smile. She is preceded in death by her parents, Monroe and Louise Dorsey; her husband, Robert Williams Sr.; sons, Robert Jr. and James Williams; sisters, Ella Mae (Dorsey) Wilkerson and Hazel Dorsey; brothers, Leroy and Roosevelt Dorsey. Sarah leaves to cherish her loving memories; grandchildren, Moses Bowman, Charles (Rhonda) Dixon, Emily Dix, Robert Littlejohn, Dwayne and Sharon Williams, Monique Moore, Gerald( Val) Mayham, Rev. DeAndre (Veronica) Robinson, Sheri R. (Douglas) Moore; numerous great grandchildren, great-great grandchildren and a host of relatives and friends. Visitation will be held on Saturday, December 3, 2016 from 10:00 to 11:00 AM at Mt. Olive Baptist Church, 1710 Carey St., Joliet, IL. Service at 11:00 AM, Dr. Angelo Hill, officiating. Interment Monday, December 5, 2016 9:30 AM at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery, Elwood, IL. Minor-MorrisFuneral Home, Ltd. 112 Richards St. (815) 723-1283




The Associated Press SPRINGFIELD – Illinois Democrats failed Thursday to override the Republican governor’s veto of $215 million to help the financially struggling Chicago Public Schools with pension payments as negotiations on an overdue state budget broke down again. Using its Democratic supermajority, the Senate quickly voted to overturn Gov. Bruce Rauner’s move, but the House adjourned for the year Thursday evening without bringing the override question for a vote. Although the House has 15 days to try again, it’s unclear if there is enough support in the chamber. Losing the money would be a huge blow to the finances at CPS, which crafted the current year’s budget expecting the funds. Without state support, officials at the nation’s third-largest school district have warned of budget cuts and in the past they’ve said that could include layoffs. The veto was the latest budgetary battle between Democratic legislative leaders and the former venture capitalist, who has tried since taking office to change Illinois’ political system by weakening unions and making the state friendlier to businesses.


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Illinois Legislature OKs Exelon subsidy plan

SPRINGFIELD – A plan to keep two nuclear power plants operating and save thousands of Illinois jobs is on its way to Gov. Bruce Rauner. The Senate voted, 32-18, to approve the plan Thursday night just an hour after it got House approval, 63-38. The measure provides $235 million a year to Exelon Corp. for 13 years. Exelon counts it as a subsidy for nuclear power producing no gases harmful to the atmosphere. It allows unprofitable nuclear plants in Clinton and the Quad Cities to stay open. Proponents said it will cost electricity ratepayers less than 25 cents a month and provide hundreds of millions of dollars in energy-efficiency programs.

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Lawmakers, lobbyists and visitors stand along the “Brass Rail” outside the House chambers during the veto session Thursday at the Illinois State Capitol in Springfield. Rauner wants Democrats to help him enact part of his agenda, but neither side has budged and that has left Illinois without a budget for 18 months – the longest any state has gone since at least World War II. The gridlock has crippled social service programs and left higher education institutions facing

financial uncertainty because of less state support than they’ve received in the past. The parties had agreed to the Chicago Public Schools funding in June as part of a six-month spending plan to get the state through the end of the year. But the money promised came with the

Critics said it’s a corporate bailout that will hike energy prices and that Illinois has enough power generation without the nuclear plants.

hasn’t happened. Rauner spokeswoman Catherine Kelly said AFSCME should cooperate with Rauner on his proposals. AFSCME objects to them.


AFSCME files lawsuit to stop Rauner contract terms

SPRINGFIELD – Illinois’ major public-employee union has filed a lawsuit to stop Gov. Bruce Rauner from imposing contract terms because negotiations have been declared hopelessly deadlocked. The action is likely only temporary, however. The state council of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees went to labor-friendly St. Clair County on Wednesday. It’s asking a judge to bar Republican Rauner from taking action to implement the contract. A state labor board ruled this month that talks are officially at “impasse.” That means the governor can impose whatever contract conditions he chooses. The union can accept or strike. But the complaint argues impasse isn’t official until issued in writing, which


Illinois shutters nation’s last prison roundhouse

CREST HILL – Illinois has shuttered the nation’s last prison roundhouse, a circular lockup with a guard tower in the middle that critics said created an especially harsh environment for inmates. The state Department of Corrections began transferring the last prisoners from the maximum-security F House at Stateville to other locations on Oct. 26, the Chicago Sun-Times reported. The last 36 inmates were moved out Wednesday. Closing the unit, which was built in 1922, will allow the department to divert $10.3 million in maintenance costs into other housing units and programs, officials said. The John Howard Association, a prison

condition that lawmakers would work on a separate plan to overhaul a statewide pension system that’s more than $100 billion. Democratic Senate President John Cullerton denied Thursday there had been such a deal. Immediately afterward, Rauner vetoed the funding. “Breaking our agreement undermines our effort to end the budget impasse and enact reforms with bipartisan support,” Rauner said in his veto message to lawmakers. Chicago Public Schools has a “junk” status from credit agencies and narrowly averted a teachers strike in October. Leaders of the 400,000-student district built the $5.4 billion budget expecting the $215 million to pay the employer’s contribution to teachers’ pensions. The payment is due in June. Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel accused Rauner of “lashing out,” calling the veto “reckless and irresponsible.” For months, Chicago Public Schools CEO Forrest Claypool, whom Emanuel appointed, said the aid was necessary to avoid cuts. He said Thursday that school officials and allies would fight the veto and floated the possibility of a civil rights lawsuit over unfair funding practices. Most students in the largely black and Hispanic school district are low-income.

watchdog group, said the outdated roundhouse design intensified the already visually chaotic and distressing auditory experience prison often causes.


Bloody month in Chicago brings death toll past 700

CHICAGO – Chicago experienced more than twice as many homicides in November as it did during the same month in 2015, and more than any November in nearly a quarter century, according to police statistics released Thursday. The 77 homicides recorded last month bring the city’s 2016 total to 701, with a month to go until year’s end. It is the first time Chicago has eclipsed the 700 mark in a year since 1998, and puts the city on a pace to end 2016 with nearly 300 more homicides than were recorded last year. Police, law enforcement officials and community members said the reasons start with criminals in Chicago that are more emboldened than they have been in years

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Pension aid for Chicago schools vetoed

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NATION & WORLD BRIEFS Sheriff: Suspect in credit union incident charged

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – After an armed robbery suspect put a gun to the back of one hostage’s head, SWAT team members resolved at the first chance they had Thursday to storm a north Florida credit union where nearly a dozen people were being held, authorities say. That moment came, they say, when two people hiding inside the Jacksonville building, unbeknown to the suspect, made a run for it, distracting the man. SWAT team members stormed the credit union and put themselves between the gunman and the 11 hostages, ending a two-hour standoff, Jacksonville Sheriff Mike Williams said. The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office identified the suspect on social media as 23-year-old Nicholas Daquan Humphrey, of Tampa. He was charged Thursday evening with one count of armed robbery and 13 counts of kidnapping. Jail records didn’t list an attorney for Humphrey.

Group criticizes vets joining pipeline protest

FARGO, N.D. – Some military veterans in North Dakota disagree with the 2,000 veterans planning to join a protest opposing the four-state, $3.8 billion Dakota Access pipeline. The North Dakota Veterans Coordinating Council has sent

a letter to the “Veterans Stand for Standing Rock” group asking them not go to the southern part of the state where hundreds are camped out because it’ll create more tension and increase the burden on law enforcement, council president Russ Stabler said Thursday. The council doesn’t have an opinion about the pipeline, which is mostly complete aside from a portion on federal land under a Missouri River reservoir that’s been held up, and supports anyone who wants to protest peacefully. But, he said, the demonstrations have not been conducted in “the military manner in which our veterans behave.”

French president rules out 2017 run

PARIS – France’s President Francois Hollande announced in a surprise televised address Thursday that he would not seek a second term in next year’s presidential election, acknowledging that his personal unpopularity might cost his Socialist party the Elysee. “I have decided not to be a candidate in the presidential election,” Hollande said in the prime time slot, adding that he hoped by stepping aside to give the Socialists a chance to win “against conservatism and, worse still, extremism.”

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Trump salutes Carrier for saving jobs in Ind. By JONATHAN LEMIRE The Associated Press

INDIANAPOLIS – Donald Trump saluted workers, owners and himself Thursday at a Carrier plant in Indiana, declaring that a deal to keep a local plant open instead of moving operations to Mexico was only the first of many business victories to come in the U.S. with him as president. Trump’s stop at the heating and air conditioning giant’s plant, his first major public appearance since the election more than two weeks ago, marked the opening of a victory tour to states that helped him win. He was appearing at a big rally in Cincinnati on Thursday night. His speaking style, while calmer than on the campaign trail, was similar to the seemingly stream-of-conscious efforts of the past year. While focusing on the hundreds of jobs he said he had saved from moving to Mexico, he also found time to talk about his Hoosier state primary performance, former Indiana University basketball coach Bob Knight and the wall he has promised to build along the U.S.-Mexico border. Some questions remain about the extent of the victory at Carrier, which announced this week that it will keep an Indianapolis plant open. In February, the heating and air conditioning company said that it would shut the plant and send jobs to Mexico, and video of angry workers being informed about the decision soon went viral. “We’re going to build the wall,” Trump said, repeating his vow to construct an impenetrable southern border. “Trust me: We’re going to build that wall.” In other recent remarks, he has suggested that he might actually go for a fence along some portions of the border.

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President-elect Donald Trump greets workers Thursday after speaking at Carrier Corp. in Indianapolis. “The Rust Belt is so incredible but we’re losing companies, it’s unbelievable. Just one after the other,” Trump said to workers at the Indianapolis plant. “Companies are not going to leave the United States anymore without consequences. It’s not going to happen. It’s simply not going to happen.” During the campaign, he had often pointed to the Indiana plant’s moving plans and a major result of poor Obama administration policies, and he pledged to revive U.S. manufacturing. Officials said this week that Carrier had agreed to keep some 800 union jobs at the plant but Trump suggested Thursday that it could exceed 1,100. A call to a Carrier spokesman to clarify was not immediately returned. Earlier Thursday, Seth Martin, a spokesman for Carrier, said that Indiana offered the air conditioning and furnace manufacturer $7 million in tax incentives after negotiations with Trump’s team to keep some jobs in the state. Chuck Jones, the head of the USW Local 1999 union that represents the workers, said the additional jobs in Trump’s count were previously set to

be saved. The company’s decision is something of a reversal, since earlier offers from the state had failed to sway Carrier. Trump said he personally called Greg Hayes, the CEO of United Technologies, Carrier’s parent, to seal the deal, jokingly asking Hayes, “If I lost would you have picked up the phone?” The president-elect threatened during the campaign to impose sharp tariffs on any company that shifted its factories to Mexico. And his advisers have promoted lower corporate tax rates as a means of keeping jobs in the U.S. Trump repeated both ideas on Thursday. He toured the factory with his running mate Mike Pence – who, as the outgoing governor of Indiana, was well-situated to aid negotiations – and shook hands with several workers whose jobs would be preserved. Trump pointed to one and yelled at reporters “He’s going to have a good Christmas.” Although hundreds may keep their jobs, others apparently will not, since about 1,400 workers were slated to be laid off – and many workers have not yet been told their fate.


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GATLINBURG, Tenn. – Crews discovered the remains of three more people as they searched the rubble of wildfires that torched hundreds of homes and businesses near the Great Smoky Mountains, bringing the death toll to 11, officials said Thursday. Authorities set up a hotline for people to report missing friends and relatives, and after following up on dozens of leads, they said many of those people had been accounted for. They did not say whether they believe anyone else is still missing or might have died. “I think it’s fair to say that the search is winding down,” Sevier County Mayor Larry Waters said. “And hopefully we will not find any more.” He said the searches would likely be completed Friday. Nearly 24 hours of rain on Wednesday helped dampen the wildfires, but fire officials struck a cautious tone, saying people shouldn’t have a false sense of security because months of drought have left the ground bone-dry and wildfires can rekindle. The trouble began Monday when a wildfire, likely caused by a person, spread from the Great Smoky Moun-

tourist city has been shuttered ever since. At least 700 buildings in the county have been damaged. “Gatlinburg is the people, that’s what Gatlinburg is. It’s not the buildings, it’s not the stuff in the buildings,” Mayor Mike Werner said. “We’re gonna be back better than ever. Just be patient.” Starting Friday, homeowners, business owners, renters and lease holders will be allowed to go see most of their Gatlinburg properties, said City Manager Cindy Cameron Ogle. The city is hoping to open main roads to the general public on Wednesday. There were other signs of recovery. Waters declared that Sevier County was “open for business.” In nearby Pigeon Forge, the Comedy House rented an electronic billboard message that said it was open for laughs, and a flyer at a hotel urged guests to check out the scenic Cades Cove loop. “Take a drive and remember what you love about the Smokies!” the flyer said. Great Smoky Mountains National Park Superintendent Cassius Cash has said the fires were “likely to be human-caused” but he has refused to elaborate, saying only that the investigation continues.

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‘A clear shot’ – police kill suspect, rescue children The ASSOCIATED PRESS SEATTLE – A Washington state police officer responding to a domestic violence call was fatally shot and his fellow officers still were “taking fire” as they removed him from a home, beginning an 11-hour standoff during which authorities say the gunman used two young children as human shields. The fallen officer, Reginald “Jake” Gutierrez, had served with the department since 1999 and was highly respected and experienced, Tacoma Police Chief Donald Ramsdell told reporters Thursday. Dozens of officers had surrounded the home in Tacoma on Wednesday night, urging nearby residents of the working class neighborhood of single-family homes to shelter in place. Early Thursday, authorities say a deputy got “a clear shot” and killed the suspect as officers rescued an 8-yearold girl and a 6-year-old boy. Pierce County sheriff’s spokesman Ed Troyer said the gunman had refused to surrender during negotiations. His name was not released. “We were able to get the suspect cornered and trapped, even though he had two kids,” Troyer said. “We had a SWAT member who had a clear shot.

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Law enforcement officers stand by command vehicles early Thursday on East 52nd Street in Tacoma, Wash., near the home where a Tacoma police officer was fatally shot Wednesday. We fired one round, which struck him.” Ramsdell said the incident began Wednesday afternoon when animal control officers working near the house were approached by a woman who said her husband had locked her out and taken her phone. The officers called police.

Gutierrez and his female partner went into the home, and Gutierrez was shot as he reached the top of the stairs to speak with the suspect, Ramsdell said. The female officer shot back and ran from the house, taking the wife to safety. Tacoma police spokeswoman Loret-

ta Cool described the hectic scene that led to the standoff. “We had an officer down and shots still firing at the time,” Cool said. Police managed to get the officer out “but they were still taking fire,” she said. Officers didn’t immediately know there were children in the house and became aware of their presence during the standoff, she said. “When they were able to rescue the boy, there was an opening to rescue the girl,” Cool said. “That provoked the shot to take the suspect out.” Authorities discovered multiple weapons inside the house but did not describe them in detail. Few details were released about the treatment of the children by the suspect. Ramsdell said the suspect did not have a “serious background in regards to criminal history” but there may have been issues with mental illness. Kristi Croskey, who rented the house to the suspect and his wife, was inside the home at the time and barricaded herself in the bathroom before she was able to escape, KOMO-TV reported. She said police came to the residence because the suspect was fighting with his wife and refused to let her back inside.

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Electoral College like 3-point rule AMES, Iowa – I remember watching my older brother, Danny, dribbling down the court and me wiggling uncomfortably in the bleachers, staring at my blue Keds and asking, “How do we know who wins?” Someone patiently explained the team with the most baskets wins. I guess that was a good enough explanation for a 4-year-old, and that’s usually the way things worked out. But not always. You see in basketball, a basket can count as one, two or three points. So occasionally the team with the fewest baskets wins. The same could be said for democracy. Sometimes the candidate who receives the most votes loses. I was thinking about that Nov. 20 as I sat high in the seats of Hilton Coliseum with two of my college buddies, Doug and Fred. I watched my beloved Iowa State Cyclones set a new all-time school scoring record as they played the Citadel. Player after player sank 3-point shots quite a distance from the basket. While it wasn’t the case in this particular game, sometimes a team that scores a lot of 3-point shots wins even when they made fewer baskets than their opponents. That’s just the way it works. I suppose a loser could holler their team made the most baskets. And most folks would file it away as “interesting but not relevant.” As I noted in last week’s column, I did not vote for Donald Trump. In fact, I dislike his brand of politics. But what I do value is the rule of law. Presidents are elected in this country by the Electoral College, not the popular vote. Counting Trump, five of the 44 men elected president have lost the popular vote. That’s one out of 10 presidents. So, it’s hardly an unknown phenomenon in our history. Hillary Clinton supporters can shout that she won the popular vote by 2 million ballots. I can just shrug and file that away as “interesting but irrelevant.” Like basketball, you play by the rules you have, not the ones you want. And the Electoral College has been around since the election of George Washington. It’s a provision in the Constitution that has always had its critics. In fact, over the history of our country,



VIEWS Scott Reeder there have been at least 700 proposed amendments to modify or abolish the Electoral College – more than any other subject of Constitutional reform. But each one of the provisions has failed. Each state has as many electors as it does U.S. senators and members of the U.S. House of Representatives. Since all states have the same number of senators, it gives a slight, but at times significant, added weight to votes from less populated jurisdictions such as Wyoming or South Dakota. The framers of the U.S. Constitution did this because they wanted to ensure big states didn’t dominate smaller states. In fact, the provision granting each state equal representation in the Senate is the only part of the Constitution that can never be amended. Back in the 1960s, American Basketball Association Commissioner George Mikan, the pioneer of the 3-point field goal, said the 3-pointer would give the smaller player a chance to score more often. Framers of the constitution were thinking something similar. They wanted to ensure smaller states in the union would continue to have influence so they created the Electoral College. Those who don’t like this arrangement can work to amend the Constitution. Complaining about the system being “rigged” diminishes your cause – and your candidate. Elections have consequences, and your candidate lost. And it’s impossible to say who would have won the popular vote if there wasn’t an Electoral College because the strategies of both campaigns were predicated not on winning the popular vote but collecting more than 270 electors. They were playing by the rules that were in place, not the ones they may have wanted.

• Scott Reeder is a veteran statehouse journalist. He works as a freelance reporter in the Springfield area and can be reached at

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Do you think President-elect Trump fulfills 6 Pillars of Character? To the Editor: This isn’t about which party won. It’s about the character of whom we elected to our country’s highest office. Does his “character” measure up to what we teach our children? Our local schools have adopted the Six Pillars of Character, labeled “Character Counts.” This initiative has been promoted in our grade schools and high schools. It represents who we are locally. However, the principles can be applied globally. I am very sad to say our newly elected president falls very short when measured to these standards. I believe his language during his campaign gave many people “permission” to speak and act similarly. Here are the Six Pillars of Character for “Character Counts.” You be the judge. Trustworthiness: Be honest. Don’t deceive, cheat or steal. Be reliable do what you say you’ll do. Have the courage to do the right thing. Build a good reputation. Be loyal stand by your family, friends and country. Respect: Treat others with respect; follow the golden rule. Be tolerant of differences. Use good manners, not bad language. Be considerate of the feelings of others. Don’t threaten, hit or hurt anyone. Deal peacefully with anger, insults and disagreements. Responsibility: Do what you are supposed to do. Persevere. Keep on trying.

Always do you best. Use self-control. Be self-disciplined. Think before you act consider the consequences. Be accountable for your choices. Fairness: Play by the rules. Take turns and share. Be open-minded; listen to others. Don’t take advantage of others. Don’t blame others carelessly. Caring: Be kind. Be compassionate and show you care. Express gratitude. Forgive others. Help people in need. Citizenship: Do your share to make your school and community better. Cooperate. Get involved in community affairs. Stay informed; vote. Be a good neighbor. Obey laws and rules. Respect authority. Protect the environment. Jan Jackson Lombard

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To the Editor: Thanks to Dick Goss, sports editor, for his very nice article on Paul Morzorati. Your article was able to capture many of Paul’s qualities as coach, athletic director and lifelong Joliet resident. Paul was a very positive person, especially in the Joliet community and its athletic history. I worked with Paul as an athletic director, Inwood staff worker, and he always was counted on for his opinion. As a friend, he will be missed.

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Plainfield East beats Joliet Central in first Southwest Prairie dual By CURT HERRON JOLIET – For reasons that differed on each side of the mat, Thursday’s dual meet between the wrestling teams from Plainfield East and Joliet Central to open Southwest Prairie Conference action turned out to be rather beneficial. For the Bengals, it was good to run into a little more forgiving part of the schedule after meeting up with the perennially strong squads such as Lyons Township, Montini and Providence Catholic to open up the season. And for the host Steelmen, their first-ever dual in the SPC marked a new era where the program will no longer have to deal with instances where they were clearly overmatched by some of the elite teams in the SouthWest Suburban Conference. The visitors won the first four matches to grab a quick 21-0 lead, but Central fought back and remained competitive before the Bengals wound up settling for a 54-18 victory. While longtime leader Zach Krause has graduated, the Bengals have twotime state finalist and 2015 Class 3A champion Michael McGee back to lead the way for coach Dave Early’s squad. After serving as a longtime assistant, Early succeeded Nick Curby as head coach. “Our elite guys are definitely elite, but we also have a bunch of young guys,” Early said. “This one was nice because we had faced some pretty tough competition like LT, Montini and Providence, who are all top squads. Last year, we were forfeit-

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Joliet Central’s Keon Wiley grapples with Plainfield East’s Elijah Hickman on Thursday at Joliet Central High School in Joliet. ing weight classes and that made for tough dual meets. So this year with a full lineup most days is nice. It’s one thing to say we have a full lineup, but we’ve gotten production out of every weight class so far.” “It’s great to have Michael here. He’s ranked 13th in the nation and he’s really bought in. He echoes what we say and the kids are like, ‘Yeah, it works for him.’ Our guys are very eager to learn. It’s a very easy-going group that’s still pretty young and has

a ton of energy.” The Bengals started things with pins from Robert Ogbuli (152) and Lemech Young (160) before Jarvis Wardlow (170) won by forfeit and Elijah Hickman (182) captured a 9-4 decision over Keon Wiley to grab a quick 21-point advantage. But the Steelmen countered with falls from Isaiah Davis (195) and Jeremy Fennewald (220), but East answered with a five-match win streak to break things open. Artese Grego-

ry (285) and Alex Villar (106) recorded falls, Robert Pizzaro (113) won by forfeit, McGee (120) got a pin and returning state qualifier Anthony Zamora (126) added another fall. “I’m so excited about how close we are as a team,” Zamora said. “I’m a junior now, but in the last years as an underclassmen, I wasn’t much of a leader. Now that I’m older, I’m starting to see how close our team is getting

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schedule a game.” With 3:15 left in the first quarter, a Sarah Gersch basket gave the Tigers the lead at 6-5. It would be their last time leading in the game. The Porters went on a 10-0 run to end the first quarter up 15-6 – and the onslaught wasn’t over. They extended

the lead to 20-6 before a basket by the Tigers Gloria Choate broke the nearly 8-minute scoreless drought. West ended the half by scoring the last six points to give the Porters a 22-14 lead. West scored the first four points of the second half to cut the lead to 22-18. But Lockport proceeded to go on a 17-0 run and held the Tigers scoreless for more than 10 minutes and the game was over. Taylor Hopkins led Lockport (5-1) with 12 points, as eight different Porters scored. “When they came back on us to start the third quarter, we took a deep breath and adjusted,” Hopkins said. “We have been practice really well and hard. We knew they [West] was a good team. I thought we rebounded well and this was a total team victory for us. “We have really good pieces that fit together well on this team. Everyone wants the same goal to play hard, play smart and most of the time that will win games.” Kelly was equally impressed with the

team’s effort. “Joliet West is a good team and I know John [Placher] would probably have his team play a zone,” Kelly said. “I’m so proud of our ball movement, spacing and timing against the zone. We have worked really hard on that in practice. These girls really play with an unselfish style. We have enough talent and skill on this team that if someone takes away one phase we can still beat them using the other phases. “I told them we really had to be physical because West is that type of team. We rebounded well and played that physical game with them. As I said, West is good and we knew they wouldn’t quit.” Freshman Jazzpher Evans led West (4-2) with eight points in the game. “We came out flat tonight,” West coach John Placher said. “We got beat in every way you can in a basketball game. We couldn’t stop them and then we couldn’t score. Lockport is a very good team and we knew that coming in. We will regroup and go after Minooka on Friday night.”


Lockport wrestlers keep winning, defeat Bolingbrook SUBMITTED REPORTS BOLINGBROOK – Lockport’s wrestling team continued its winning ways by capturing a 54-19 victory over Bolingbrook in a SouthWest Suburban Conference dual meet. The Porters (6-0) got pins from Malik Daghash (160), Nicholas Dado (170), Dan Stojsavljevic (220), Matt Ramos (106) and Anthony Molton (113) and wins by technical fall from James Pierandozzi (120), Brendan Ramsey (132) and Brandon Ramos (138). Dylan Burnoski (126) and Brandon White (285) recorded falls for the Raiders.

BOYS BASKETBALL Aurora Central Catholic 49, Joliet Catholic 42: Donovan Finch scored

15 points while Jack Surin added 12 points for the Hilltoppers at the Aurora Christian Tournament.

GIRLS BASKETBALL Mother McAuley 52, Lincoln-Way Central 45: Courteney Barnes had 17

points, seven rebounds and three assists for the Knights (4-3) in the nonconference loss. Abi Baumgartner added nine points, 11 rebounds and Colleen Barrett had seven points. Coal City 52, Manteno 20: Bridget

Kauzlaric had 18 points and shot 6 of 7 from the free-throw line for Coal City in the Interstate-8 win. Kauzlaric added four rebounds, two steals and an assist. Mackenzie Bugg added 12 points, four assists, three steals and two rebounds, while Cali Caruso had 10 points and three assists. Peotone 59, Westmont 30: Josie Graffeo (14 points), Cameron Hunter 12 (points) and Elizabeth Coffey (10 points) all scored in double digits for Peotone in the Interstate-8 win. Seneca picks up two: After topping Serena, 48-43, on Wednesday, Seneca topped Streator, 51-37, for two Interstate-8 victories. Against Streator, Cora Wilkinson (17 points) and Lyda Robinson (13 points) led the offense. Robinson and Eva Bruno scored 16 and 13 points respectively and nine rebounds each against Serena.

Beecher 44, Gardner-South Wilmington 40: Kaylee Steichen scored 14

points and Celia Barna had 10 points and eight rebounds for G-SW (4-2, 0-1) in the River Valley loss.

BOYS BOWLING Minooka 3,426, Plainfield North 3,337:

Ryan Koesma and Kai Devine rolled three-game scores of 750 and 713 respectively to lead Minooka to the

Southwest Prairie win. Paul Conrad led Plainfield North by rolling a 699.

GIRLS BOWLING Lockport 1,799, Stagg 1,197: Erin

Kleffman (352), Hope James (330) and Raquel Mirabella (315) rolled strong two games, while Bailey Delrose (233), Dana Ackerson (204), Paige Reiter (195) and Marissa Ramirez (170) rolled one game each for the Porters at Strike & Spare in the SouthWest Suburban win. Lemont 1,599, Bremen 1,436: Kyla Owens rolled a two-game score of 431 at Strike and Spare II Lemont (2-0) in the South Suburban win.

JOLIET SLAMMERS Care package drive for troops: The

Joliet Slammers in conjunction with Operation Care Package will host a holiday care package drive for troops overseas. The care package drive will run through December 16 and will provide soldiers holiday mementos from home and essential items for more than 2,000 soldiers this holiday season. Operation Care Package is a volunteer 501 (c)(3) public charity dedicated to their mission that no hero serving the nation should be forgotten. Their goal is to support soldiers, marines, sailors and airmen through care pack-

ages and letters of encouragement. Operation Care Package is located at 120 Jessie St. in Manhattan. Items needed include monetary donations for postage to ship packages, protein items such as peanut butter, granola bars and beef jerky, Christmas wrapping paper and stocking stuffers such as gum, trail mix, fruit snacks and drink mixes, card games, new books or sports items, toothbrushes and body washes, shampoo, coffee and snack crackers. Donations can be brought to the Slammers Box Office at 1 Mayor Art Schultz Drive, Joliet, IL 60432 during normal business hours between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday or during the Slammers open house between 8 a.m. and noon this Saturday at the stadium. All donations are tax deductible. Those who donate will receive a 10 percent off coupon to be used at the Slammers team store. Additionally, all will be entered into a raffle to win a luxury suite for a 2017 Slammers game for 20 guests. The suite night is valid for a Sunday-Thursday regular season game. Donations are encouraged to be brought in by December 9 to guarantee a Christmas arrival to the troops.

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LOCKPORT – Whenever Lockport and Joliet West meet in any sport, the first thought has been that it’s a big SouthWest Suburban Conference matchup. But that’s not the case anymore. With the Tigers now in the Southwest Prairie Conference, it’s no longer a league game – but the rivalry is still there. With both teams coming out of successful Thanksgiving tournaments – Lockport winning the Romeoville Tournament and West taking second at the Lincoln-Way Tournament – and both with identical 4-1 records, something had to give Thursday night on the Porters’ home floor. On this night, it was all Lockport, who claimed a 41-26 victory. “This is a rivalry game and it’s good for the area,” Lockport coach Dan Kelly said. “As soon as I heard about the conference change, I got a hold of West and wanted to make sure we could still

“When they came back on us to start the third quarter, we took a deep breath and adjusted. We have been practice really well and hard. We knew they [West] was a good team. I thought we rebounded well and this was a total team victory for us.”

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Lewis volleyball wins in NCAA Midwest Regional SUBMITTED REPORTS

BIG RAPIDS, Mich. – The No. 18 Lewis women’s volleyball team advanced to the NCAA Midwest Regional Tournament semifinals for the second straight season with a 25-27, 25-21, 25-21, 25-16 victory over sixth-seeded Ashland University at Ferris State’s Jim Wink Arena on Thursday. With the win, Lewis improves to 26-7 on the campaign and takes on seventh-seeded Cedarville at 4 p.m. Friday in the regional semifinals. Maddie Seliga topped the Flyers (267) with a double-double of 15 kills and

11 digs. Aly Schneider totaled 12 kills and a .375 (12-3-24) hitting percentage, while Alexandra Preuss had 11 kills and hit .346 (11-2-26) in the win. Abby Becker turned in a dominant performance with 49 assists, seven digs, four block assists and eight kills with a .800 hitting percentage. Nicole Yuede recorded a match-high 16 digs.

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL Lewis 74, Saint Joseph’s 65: The No.

18 Flyers (7-1, 1-0) were tested before winning their GLVC opener at Neil Carey Arena. Jessica Kelliher tossed in 31 points and grabbed eight re-

bounds to lead Lewis. Jamie Johnson added 16 points while Kayla Brewer had 11 points.

lected four assists and three steals. Jean Pietrzak grabbed a team-high eight rebounds.

MEN’S BASKETBALL St. Francis 71, Trinity Christian 63:

WOMEN’S TRACK & FIELD Lewis ranked 9th: U.S. Track and

Iain Morison scored a pair of key baskets late in the game as No. 18-ranked St. Francis (3-3, 2-1 CCAC) defeated Trinity Christian in Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference play Wednesday. Morison led four Saints in double digits with 13 points. Jo Jo Ballestero added 12 points, while Jake Raspopovich and Landus Anderson tallied 11 each. Raspopovich also col-

Field and Cross Country Coaches Association ranks Lewis ninth in their national preseason rankings.

MEN’S TRACK & FIELD Lewis ranked 24th: U.S. Track and

Field and Cross Country Coaches Association released the national preseason rankings and Lewis came in as No. 24.


Continued from page 26 and that’s really cool to see. “We’re all putting in the same work in the practice room. It’s really cool to watch everybody getting better in every practice and meet. Everybody helps each other out on the mat after our matches. We tell each other what we do right and wrong. We’re really coming along.” Central finished the meet on a good note as Mario Leon (132) got a takedown with 43 seconds left to edge Tyler Krause, 3-2, and Eric Minor (138) got a penalty point with seven seconds in overtime to win 2-1 over D’Anthony Hopkins. The Bengals closed things out with a close win at 145 as Luke Collins edged Nico Perez by a 6-5 score. “We have a nice core of young kids and a few seniors who provide leadership on and off the mat,” Steelmen coach Gardner Coughlen said. “So the combination of the young and the old are doing good. We definitely have a good future with some of our young kids. We had some good, tough matches and some good examples of how to fight through stuff. “Instead of getting beat up, in this conference, we’re going to get four or five wins in some meets so our good kids can hang with some of their good kids. I also like the frosh-soph aspect of this conference, so that should also help us with our development.”

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Plainfield East’s Robert Ogbuli grapples with Joliet Central’s Brayan Ruiz on Thursday at Joliet Central High School in Joliet.

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ABOVE: Joliet West’s Michael Smith goes up for a shot Nov. 25 against Lincoln-Way Central’s Dylan Post at the Joliet West Thanksgiving Classic. BELOW: Minooka’s Brandon Hill goes against Joliet Central’s Cameron Blackmon on Saturday at the WJOL Thanksgiving Classic Championship at the University of St. Francis.

run. Jonny Butler proved to be a force and was selected as the MVP in the WJOL event. At first glance, the Indians’ starting five might not put fear into anyone, but after watching them defend and take their sweet time on the offensive end, teams better be real concerned about anything coming easily against this team. The Tigers and Indians won’t meet again until Feb. 14, which comes just after the all-important sectional

seeding meeting. Needless to say, the outcome of this game also could have a bearing on where teams are headed in the postseason. The other new factor in the SPC is Joliet Central. The Steelmen staged a nice comeback and put themselves in position to knock off Minooka in the WJOL finals, but missed winning their fourth straight title in the event when the Indians hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer. With veteran Jose Grubbs leading

the way, new coach Lawrence Thompson Jr. has a good group to work with. As he did throughout his long and successful run at Lockport, Thompson will, no doubt, have his Steelmen playing a disciplined game with the emphasis on defense. In the new SPC alignment, all teams play a 14-game schedule and some won’t meet twice, including the District 204 rivals. They have one scheduled date, Feb. 18 at Central, a few days after that West plays Minooka. The Steelmen play Minooka again in two weeks, this time in Minooka, and they’ll play host to the Indians on Jan. 13. The verdict still is out on some of the other possible SPC contenders. Romeoville lost in double overtime to the Steelmen to kick off the season and is off to a 2-2 start. The Plainfield schools all struggled, and Oswego is winless after its first four games. Because of circumstances, Friday’s matchup between West and Minooka takes on more importance than an early season game often does. The winner of that game will be the first team to state its case that it intends to be the one to beat this season.

• Curt Herron is a sportswriter for the Herald-News and can be reached at

• Friday, December 2, 2016

Any clash between two teams that figure to be in the hunt for a conference title is exciting, but when it kicks off league play, it assures that there will be drama throughout the season. Two of the teams to beat in the Southwest Prairie Conference face off in one of five games that tips off play in the new 10-team league. With the addition of Joliet Central and West, there figured to be two new challengers in the league. And based on their play in Thanksgiving tournaments, it’s safe to say both the Steelmen and Tigers will give the original eight league teams a run for their money. West won all four of its games in its own tournament while Central just missed doing the same at the WJOL Classic. The lone loss the Steelmen suffered came on a 3-pointer at the buzzer in the title game against another likely contender in the SPC, Minooka. I will be in Channahon tonight for the clash between two teams that have made it clear they intend to compete for the SPC title. Joliet West and Minooka definitely have to be regarded as two of the favorites based on all the teams’ early play. It’s the classic contrast in styles. Coach Nick DiForti’s Tigers like to play an up-tempo game that features plenty of steals and slams, while coach Scott Tanaka’s Indians are content to rely on its tough defense and patiently operate on the other side of the court. That deliberate style definitely caused the Tigers some problems in a narrow win over Rich South. And in its next game, West had its hands full throughout against a Lincoln-Way Central team that didn’t seem intimated by the Tigers’ pressure. But to West’s credit, it turned in a good performance in the title game against a Brother Rice team that had been hot from long-range against its first three opponents. One characteristic the Tigers displayed a year ago is they rise to the occasion in big games. With future Division I players Teyvion Kirk and Trevian Bell leading the way, West was expected to be one of the state’s best teams this season after falling in the quarterfinals last season. The key for the Tigers being able to contend for a trophy at the end of the campaign seems to hinge on showing consistency and adapting to different styles of play. Minooka was more of a mystery heading into the season, but it removed some of the doubts with solid performances throughout its tournament


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Wade-James bromance will be in full bloom By JOE COWLEY CHICAGO – Dwyane Wade chose his words carefully. The 34-year-old is as wellversed in the media game as any player in the Association, having a full understanding of social media, comments taken out of context and what drives “article hits,” as he calls them. So when discussing on Thursday the four years he played with the best current player living on the planet in LeBron James, his praise of that time was heartfelt. The bromance was real. When asked if he ever could foresee a reunion where the two would team up once again, that’s where 14 years of experience kicked in, as Wade wasn’t about to start throwing chum in those waters. “You know what, that’s the one thing I learned in this league, first of all, is I never thought I would play with LeBron,” Wade said. “I mean, I enjoyed the All-Star Games, I

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LeBron James (left) and Dwyane Wade talk after a game between the Cavaliers and Heat on Dec. 25, 2014, in Miami. The former teammates will square off Friday night when the Bulls play host to the Cavs. enjoyed the Olympics, but I never thought that we would play together. That’s why I look at it now, at young guys and what they say, because you never know what the future is going to hold for you. So keep your comments to yourself on the future. “So I will keep my comments on myself for whatever. For me, I’m here and I’m hap-

py to be here, but I was happy in Miami, as well. It just happened. You never know what’s going to happen in this game, so people should never say never or anything. “That’s not saying that I want to play with LeBron. Let me clearly say that. I’m not saying that I want to be somewhere that I’m not. That’s not saying

it at all, but also I understand how this league works, how this thing goes, and people need to know just don’t say nothing.” It was one of the few topics concerning James that Wade was guarded on. Friday can’t be understated in Wade’s world. His good friend, and former teammate, is coming to town, and, oh, by the way, bringing a world championship squad with him, as well as paying on a World Series bet in which James will be wearing a full Cubs uniform. Wade wouldn’t divulge the details of that uniform, only insisting that James was a “stand-up guy, so he’s going to let you guys get your moment, everyone is going to get their moment. I’m going to have my camera crew out there, too.” Bigger than that, though, Wade admittedly is using the Friday game as a measuring stick to see where his new Bulls teammates are, especially after Wednesday’s disap-


‘Grandpa Jon’ Jay hopes to help mentor Almora Veteran’s deal completed on same day wife gives birth to twins By GORDON WITTENMYER

The same day Jon Jay became the father of twin girls this week, he also became “Grandpa Jon” to some young Cubs. At least that was the plan as the Cubs signed the veteran outfielder to a one-year deal this week, with general manager Jed Hoyer suggesting Jay’s “off-the-charts reputation” as a clubhouse influence will help fill the leadership void left by retiring catcher David “Grandpa Rossy” Ross. “It’s an honor just to be mentioned in that way,” said Jay, 31, a veteran of four National League Championship Series – and two World Series – with the Cardinals. “I hope I can bring

some leadership to this team and just be part of a group of guys that accomplished something special [this] year.” In particular, the left-handed hitting Jay figures to be an important part of the development next season of budding center fielder Albert Almora Jr., a potential Gold Glove impact outfieldJon Jay er. “That was a big thing that was appealing to me,” said Jay, a Miami-area workout partner and friend of the Cubs’ 2012 first-round pick. “He’s a young stud, a great center fielder, and [the goal is] just being able to help him anyway I can.”

Jay said he remembers ninetime All-Star Carlos Beltran joining the Cardinals in 2012 and mentoring him as a young outfielder. “I’m looking forward to doing that with Albert and helping him be the best player he can be,” Jay said. “And just helping Chicago get back into the postseason in October.” Jay, a lifetime .287 hitter (.355 on-base percentage), is expected to share time in center with Almora and also get playing time in the corner spots. His deal was completed Tuesday as his wife went into labor, and their twins were born Wednesday morning. “Crazy day to say the least,” he said. “A day I’ll never forget.”

pointing loss to the Lakers. “I won’t be one of those cliché athletes to say it’s just another game,” Wade said. “I just enjoy it more. Simple as that. I enjoy playing against LeBron more than anybody else just because of the things I know he’s going to bring to the game. Great people bring greatness out of you. He’s always done that for me, and vice versa. I think I’ve done it for him. So I’ve always enjoyed it. “You can say what you want about anybody else around the league, but they are the measuring stick. And any team that LeBron has played on the last thousand years has been a measuring stick for the most part in the Eastern Conference, so for us coming off a bad loss, for us, I want to see how we respond as a team.” Because more than anyone else, Wade knows how James will respond. “He’s arguably one of the top three to five players to ever play the game,” Wade said. “And he’s not done playing yet.”


All-Star Game no longer decides where Series starts The ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK – The league that wins baseball’s AllStar Game no longer will get home-field advantage in the World Series, which instead will go to the pennant winner with the better regular-season record. The change was included in Major League Baseball’s tentative new collective bargaining agreement and disclosed early Thursday to The Associated Press by a person familiar with the agreement. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity because details of the deal, reached Wednesday evening in Irving, Texas, had not been announced. In addition, players and management agreed the minimum stay on the disabled list will be reduced from 15 days to 10. Home-field advantage in the World Series generally rotated between the leagues through 2002. Baseball, led by then-Commissioner Bud Selig, and Fox TV promoted the “This Time It Counts” innovation after the 2002 All-Star Game in Milwaukee ended in a 7-7, 11-inning tie when both teams ran out of pitchers. Selig was booed in his own Milwaukee backyard. “This energizes it. This gives them something to really play for,” Selig said after owners approved the change by a 30-0 vote in January 2003.”



Jay Cutler’s season is over, as the Bears quarterback will undergo surgery Saturday to repair his labrum. Coach John Fox made the announcement Thursday and said Cutler and the team exhausted every option involving rehab to avoid surgery. “He’s tough. Like I said, he waited the two weeks, a lot of rehab,” Fox said. “They’re in there all hours of the morning and afternoon and evening. There were some different treatments that I’m not going to get into all the exacts. But, typically, things you try to do to avoid surgery, and they didn’t take for him like they were expecting. And we’re at the surgical mode at this point.” Cutler suffered the injury in the Bears’ Week 11 loss to the Giants. He did start and finish that game. This season, Cutler started five games, missing time earlier in the year with a thumb injury. He had four touchdowns passes and five intercep-

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tions and a passer rating of 78.1. “I know he’s extremely competitive,” Fox said. “I think he’s been very tough-minded when he’s had to deal with things, even in our tenure

here, different surgeries, the hamstring, the thumb and now the shoulder. I think he’s handled that as well as most guys I’ve ever been associated with.”

Cutler’s future with the organization is uncertain. He is under contract through 2020, but has no more guaranteed money in the six-year deal former general manager Phil Emery signed him to after the 2013 season. Cutler would make $15 million with the Bears next season and $16 million against the cap. There would only be $2 million of dead cap if the team released Cutler, according to Spotrac. “Like everything else we do, basically we won’t until that time,” Fox said about any future decision. “I think right now we have five games left and all our focus for myself, the coaching staff and the players is on San Fran. You know, offseason is the offseason. We’re not there yet.” Cutler is the 16th Bear to go on injured reserve, joining offensive tackle Kyle Long, tight end Zach Miller, inside linebacker Danny Trevathan, receiver Kevin White and outside linebacker Lamarr Houston, among others. Matt Barkley will continue as the starter for the Bears, with David Fales as his backup.


Vikings coach Mike Zimmer out vs. Cowboys after eye surgery By DAVE CAMPBELL The Associated Press

MINNEAPOLIS – Minnesota Vikings coach Mike Zimmer missed Thursday night’s home game against Dallas following emergency surgery to repair a detached retina. Special teams coordinator Mike Priefer served as the interim head coach against the Cowboys, a decision that Vikings general manager Rick Spielman said would be the least Mike Zimmer disruptive to the team. Offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur (Cleveland, 2011-12) and offensive line coach Tony Sparano (Miami, 2008-11) have prior experience as NFL head coaches, but they’ll remain in their roles. Zimmer is the play-caller for the defense, considered one of the savviest in the league, and that duty will fall to defensive coordinator George Edwards. Spielman declined to speculate on whether Zimmer, who went to Lockport High School, would have to miss multiple games during the recovery. “We have to see how his eye re-

sponds to the surgery,” Spielman said. “I do know how intense coach Zimmer is. Talking with him today and with the doctors, as much as he wants to be out there coaching tonight, it’s in his best interest that we get this taken care of. Coach Zimmer has never missed a game. I know how hard this is on him. I can’t express how hard on him it is that he won’t be able to coach. But we have to look after his health.” Left untreated, retina damage can lead to permanent vision loss. This was the third procedure the 60-yearold Zimmer has had over the past month. He’ll stay at home to rest and be unable to attend the game, but Spielman said the coach would be allowed to watch on television. “As hard-headed as he is and as tough-minded as he is, we had some pretty significant talks one-on-one, heart-to-heart, on what is important in life and what isn’t,” Spielman said. “I think after we met, I expressed to him specifically that potentially going blind in one eye is not worth one game in the NFL.” Zimmer, who got his start in the NFL as an assistant with the Cowboys in 1994 and spent 13 years with the or-

ganization, has yet to face Dallas in the regular season as a head coach. The Vikings and Cowboys played last year in the preseason. Zimmer first experienced trouble with his right eye a couple of days before the Oct. 31 game at Chicago and scratched the eye inadvertently during that game. That prompted team doctors to send him for further examination, which revealed a torn retina. He had surgery Nov. 1 and another one Nov. 8, which left his eye noticeably red. It had cleared up significantly in recent weeks, though, and Spielman said at one point that Zimmer wasn’t expected to need further treatment. But the coach suddenly complained of vision problems during a walk-through practice with the team Wednesday afternoon, and head athletic trainer Eric Sugarman drove Zimmer to seek medical attention. Spielman said the latest diagnosis was a detached retina. After first revealing the issue at his Nov. 2 news conference, Zimmer said he’d been watching film with his good eye and using reading glasses to write down notes in preparation for that week’s game. With the Vikings losing

five of their last six games, the hardnosed Zimmer sure hasn’t appeared to back off his approach in the desire to help the team get back on track and catch up in the NFC playoff chase. Zimmer mentioned recently he’s been arriving at his office even earlier than usual, around 4:15 a.m. Spielman dismissed the theory that Zimmer’s setback this week was related to pushing too hard after the first two procedures. Priefer, in his sixth season supervising Minnesota’s special teams, has presided over some of the best units in the NFL. A former Navy helicopter pilot who has been a coach for 23 years and in the NFL for 15 seasons, Priefer interviewed with Chicago in 2013 for the head coach position that was filled by Marc Trestman. One year later, former Vikings punter Chris Kluwe posted a scathing essay on the sports gossip website accusing Priefer of making anti-gay comments toward Kluwe while he was still on the team as a way of goading him for his gay rights advocacy. Priefer was eventually suspended for the first three games of the 2014 season and sent to workplace sensitivity training.

• Friday, December 2, 2016

Bears quarterback Jay Cutler watches from the sideline during Sunday’s game against the Titans at Soldier Field. He will undergo surgery Saturday to repair his labrum, ending his season.

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Cutler to have shoulder surgery, ending his season


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By DOUG FERGUSON The Associated Press

NASSAU, Bahamas – Not only did Tiger Woods return to golf Thursday, he returned to being Tiger. Just not for long. Hardly looking like a player who had not competed in 466 days, Woods ran off three straight birdies with a variety of shots and was tied for the lead in the Hero World Challenge as he approached the turn. Three shots in the bushes, one shot in the water and a few fits of anger sent him toward the bottom of the pack. A pair of double bogeys over the final three holes ruined an otherwise impressive return, and Woods shot 40 on the back nine at Albany Golf Club and had to settle for a 1-over-par 73. He was in 17th place in the 18-man field. Only Justin Rose had a higher score. Even so, Woods has reason to be encouraged. After

taking off 15 months to recover from two back surgeries, he felt no pain or limitations. His misses were not big, just costly. And he was playing again. “It could have been something really good,” Woods said. “I got off to a nice, solid start and made a few mistakes there. I didn’t play the par 5s very well in the middle part of the round and consequently, got it going the wrong way. ... But all in all, I feel pretty good. I’m looking forward to another three more days.” He was nine shots behind J.B. Holmes, who opened with an 8-under 64 and had a one-shot lead over Hideki Matsuyama, with U.S. Open champion Dustin Johnson at 66. Curiosity was greater than expectations for Woods, who was coming off the longest hiatus of his golfing life. Plagued by back problems since 2013 when he was No. 1 in the world, he finally shut it down after tying for 10th in the Wyndham Championship on Aug. 23, 2015, and then going through two back surgeries.

Lincoln-Way Central, Lockport at Lincoln-Way West Pentathalon, 4:45 p.m. Saturday’s Games Boy’s basketball Joliet Catholic vs. St. Edward at Aurora Christian Tournament, 6 p.m. Joliet West vs. North Lawndale in Chicago Elite Classic at UIC Pavilion, 4:30 p.m. Girls basketball Lincoln-Way West at Thornton, 3 p.m. Morris at Minooka, 2:30 p.m. Wilmington at Clifton Central, 2:30 p.m. Wrestling Bartlett, Hersey, Jacobs, Joliet West at Glenbard West quad, 9 a.m. Bolingbrook, Plainfield East at Hinsdale South Invite, 9 a.m. Bowen, Mount Carmel, Providence at Montini, 9 a.m. Downers Grove South, Glenbard North, Huntley at Plainfield Central, 9 a.m. Hillcrest, Joliet Catholic, Nazareth at Lisle, 9 a.m. Hubbard, Morris, Vernon Hills at Riverside-Brookfield, 9 a.m. Joliet Central, McHenry, Metea Valley at Niles West, 11:30 a.m. Lincoln-Way Central, Lincoln-Way East at Plainfield North mega duals, 9 a.m. Lincoln-Way West at Washington super duals, 10 a.m. Lockport in Sauer Duals at Arnold, MO, 8 a.m. Minooka, Plano, Rock Island at Yorkville quad, 9 a.m. Moline, Normal Community, Pekin, Plainfield South, United Twp. at Normal West, 10 a.m. Peotone at Evergreen Park duals, 9 a.m. Romeoville at Stagg Invite, 9 a.m. Seneca Invite, 9 a.m. Wilmington at Prairie Central duals, 10 a.m.

Boys bowling Bolingbrook, Lincoln-Way Central, Lincoln-Way East, Lincoln-Way West, Lockport, Plainfield Central, Romeoville in Oak Forest Invite, 8:30 a.m. Plainfield East at IC Catholic Prep Invite, 11 a.m. Plainfield North in Minooka Invite at Channahon Lanes, 12 p.m. Girls bowling Bolingbrook at Fremd Invite, 9 a.m. Lincoln-Way Central, Lincoln-Way East, Peotone at Rich East Invite, 9 a.m. Lincoln-Way West, Plainfield East, Plainfield South, Romeoville in Joliet West Grindfest at Town and Country Lanes, 9 a.m. Lockport, Plainfield Central at Palatine Invite, 9 a.m. Swimming Plainfield at Stevenson Invite, 1:30 p.m. Cheerleading Joliet Central, Lockport, Morris, Plainfield Central, Wilmington at Reed-Custer Invite, 12 p.m. Dance Bolingbrook, Lemont, Romeoville at Eisenhower Invite, 9 a.m. Lincoln-Way Central at Batavia Invite, 9 a.m. Joliet Central, Lincoln-Way West, Plainfield Central, Plainfield East, Plainfield North, Plainfield South, Providence at Minooka Invite, 9 a.m. Men’s basketball Indianapolis at Lewis, 3 p.m. Judson at St. Francis, 3 p.m. Women’s basketball Indianapolis at Lewis, 1 p.m. Judson at St. Francis, 5 p.m. Sunday’s Games Girls basketball Joliet Catholic, Providence in ESCC/GCAC Showdown at Loyola, 11 a.m.

WHAT TO WATCH Friday NBA 7 p.m.: Cleveland at Bulls, ESPN, CSN 9:30 p.m.: Houston at Denver, ESPN College basketball 7 p.m.: St. John’s at Tulane, ESPNEWS 8:30 p.m.: Alabama at Texas, ESPNU College football 6 p.m.: MAC, championship game, Ohio vs. W. Michigan, at Detroit, ESPN2 8 p.m.: Pac-12, championship game, Colorado vs. Washington, at Santa Clara, Calif., FOX Auto racing 8 p.m.: NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Awards, at Las Vegas, NBCSN Golf 6:30 a.m.: European PGA Tour-Sunshine Tour, Alfred Dunhill Championship, second round, at Malelane, South Africa, TGC Noon: PGA Tour, Hero World Challenge, second round, at Albany, Bahamas, TGC 7:30 p.m.: Australian PGA Championship, third round, at Gold Coast, Australia, TGC Rugby 1:30 p.m.: English Premiership, Sale vs. Exeter, NBCSN Skiing Noon: Men’s FIS World Cup, Super G, at Val d’Isere, France, NBCSN Soccer 1:30 p.m.: Bundesliga, Bayern Munich at Mainz, FS1 11:55 p.m.: Women, FIFA U-20 World Cup, third place, United States vs. Japan, at Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, FS1 3:25 a.m. (Saturday): Women, FIFA U-20 World Cup, final, North Korea vs. France, at Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, FS1 Swimming 11 p.m.: U.S. Winter Nationals, at Atlanta (same-day tape), NBCSN Women’s college soccer 4 p.m.: NCAA College Cup, Division I semifinal, North Carolina vs. West Virginia, at San Jose, Calif.,

ESPNU 6:30 p.m.: NCAA College Cup, Division I semifinal, Georgetown vs. Southern Cal, at San Jose, Calif., ESPNU Saturday NHL Noon: Blackhawks at Philadelphia, WGN NBA 7:30 p.m.: Bulls at Dallas, WGN 8 p.m.: Denver at Utah, NBA College basketball 11 a.m.: Wake Forest at Richmond, ESPNU 11:30 a.m.: UCLA at Kentucky, CBS Noon: Oklahoma at Wisconsin, BTN Noon: Saint Joseph’s at Villanova, CBSSN 1 p.m.: West Virginia at Virginia, ESPNU 2 p.m.: VCU vs. Illinois, at Miami, CBSSN 2:30 p.m.: Stanford at Kansas, ESPN 2:30 p.m.: Xavier at Baylor, ESPN2 3 p.m.: Cent. Arkansas at Butler, FS2 3:30 p.m.: Game TBA, BTN 3:30 p.m.: Rhode Island at Providence, FSN 4 p.m.: Wichita St. at Colorado St., CBSSN 4:30 p.m.: Hoophall LA, Arizona vs. Gonzaga, at Los Angeles, ESPN 4:30 p.m.: Maine at Duke, ESPN2 7 p.m.: Hoophall LA, BYU vs. Southern Cal, at Los Angeles, ESPNU 7 p.m.: Akron at Creighton, FS2 8 p.m.: Oklahoma St. at Maryland, BTN College football 11 a.m.: AAC, championship game, Temple at Navy, ABC 11 a.m.: Conference USA, championship game, Louisiana Tech at W. Kentucky, ESPN 11 a.m.: Troy at Georgia Southern, ESPN2 11 a.m.: Oklahoma St. at Oklahoma, FOX 11 a.m.: Kansas St. at TCU, FS1 2:30 p.m.: Baylor at West Virginia, FS1 3 p.m.: SEC, championship game, Alabama vs. Florida, at Atlanta, CBS 3 p.m.: SWAC, championship game, Alcorn St. at

Grambling St., at Houston, ESPNU 6:30 p.m.: Arkansas St. at Texas St., ESPN2 6:45 p.m.: Mountain West, championship game, San Diego St. at Wyoming, ESPN 7 p.m.: ACC, championship game, Clemson vs. Virginia Tech, at Orlando, Fla., ABC 7 p.m.: Big Ten championship game, Wisconsin vs. Penn St., at Indianapolis, FOX Golf 4:30 a.m.: European PGA Tour-Sunshine Tour, Alfred Dunhill Championship, third round, at Malelane, South Africa, TGC 11 a.m.: PGA Tour, Hero World Challenge, third round, at Albany, Bahamas, TGC 1:30 p.m.: PGA Tour, Hero World Challenge, third round, at Albany, Bahamas, NBC 7 p.m.: Australian PGA Championship, final round, at Gold Coast, Australia, TGC Skiing 4 p.m.: Men’s FIS World Cup, Super G, at Val d’Isere, France (same-day tape), NBC 7 p.m.: FIS Alpine Skiing, Women’s World Cup Downhill, at Alberta, Canada (same-day tape), NBCSN Soccer 6:30 a.m.: Premier League, Chelsea at Manchester City, NBCSN 8:30 a.m.: Bundesliga, Borussia Dortmund vs. Borussia Mönchengladbach, FS1 8:30 p.m.: Bundesliga, Bayer 04 Leverkusen vs. Freiburg, FS2 9 a.m.: Premier League, Southampton at Crystal Palace, CNBC 9 a.m.: Premier League, teams TBA, NBCSN 11:20 a.m.: Bundesliga, RB Leipzig vs. Schalke 04, FS2 11:30 a.m.: Premier League, Arsenal at West Ham United, NBC Swimming 4:30 p.m.: AT&T Winter National Championships, at Atlanta, NBCSN Women’s college basketball 3 p.m.: Texas Tech at Arkansas, SEC Saturday, Dec. 3


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WEEK 13 Thursday’s Games Dallas 17, Minnesota 15 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.





Central Division GP W L OT Pts Blackhawks 25 16 6 3 35 St. Louis 24 14 7 3 31 Minnesota 22 11 8 3 25 Nashville 22 11 8 3 25 Dallas 25 9 10 6 24 Winnipeg 26 11 13 2 24 Colorado 21 9 11 1 19 Pacific Division GP W L OT Pts San Jose 24 14 9 1 29 Edmonton 25 13 10 2 28 Anaheim 23 11 8 4 26 Los Angeles 23 12 10 1 25 Calgary 26 11 13 2 24 Vancouver 23 10 11 2 22 Arizona 21 8 10 3 19

GF GA 72 63 67 67 62 47 65 57 63 85 69 78 47 63 GF GA 58 50 76 66 59 55 58 58 60 77 54 70 51 65


Atlantic Division GP W L OT Pts Montreal 23 16 5 2 34 Ottawa 24 14 8 2 30 Boston 24 13 10 1 27 Tampa Bay 25 13 11 1 27 Florida 24 12 10 2 26 Detroit 24 11 10 3 25 Toronto 23 10 9 4 24 Buffalo 23 9 9 5 23 Metropolitan Division GP W L OT Pts N.Y. Rangers 25 16 8 1 33 Pittsburgh 24 14 7 3 31 Columbus 21 12 5 4 28 Washington 22 13 7 2 28 Philadelphia 25 12 10 3 27 New Jersey 23 10 7 6 26 Carolina 23 9 9 5 23 N.Y. Islanders 23 9 10 4 22

GF GA 68 50 57 59 57 54 75 70 60 61 58 61 70 74 48 60 GF GA 91 63 75 72 67 48 57 51 80 82 58 62 55 61 59 67

Two points for a win, one point for an overtime loss. Thursday’s Results Blackhawks 4, New Jersey 3, OT Boston 2, Carolina 1, SO Buffalo 4, N.Y. Rangers 3 Pittsburgh 6, Dallas 2 N.Y. Islanders 3, Washington 0 Florida 2, Detroit 1, OT Philadelphia 3, Ottawa 2, OT St. Louis 5, Tampa Bay 4 Edmonton 6, Winnipeg 3 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 4 .765 Bulls 10 7 .588 Milwaukee 9 8 .529 Detroit 10 10 .500 Indiana 9 10 .474 Atlantic Division W L Pct Toronto 12 6 .667 Boston 10 8 .556 New York 9 9 .500 Brooklyn 5 13 .278 Philadelphia 4 14 .222 Southeast Division W L Pct Charlotte 11 8 .579 Atlanta 10 9 .526 Miami 7 12 .368 Orlando 7 12 .368 Washington 6 11 .353

GB — 3 4 4½ 5 GB — 2 3 7 8 GB — 1 4 4 4


Southwest Division W L Pct San Antonio 15 4 .789 Houston 11 7 .611 Memphis 12 8 .600 New Orleans 7 12 .368 Dallas 3 15 .167 Northwest Division W L Pct Oklahoma City 12 8 .600 Utah 11 9 .550 Portland 10 10 .500 Denver 7 11 .389 Minnesota 5 13 .278 Pacific Division W L Pct Golden State 16 2 .889 L.A. Clippers 15 5 .750 L.A. Lakers 10 10 .500 Sacramento 7 11 .389 Phoenix 6 13 .316

GB — 3½ 3½ 8 11½ GB — 1 2 4 6 GB — 2 7 9 10½

Thursday’s Results Charlotte 97, Dallas 87 Milwaukee 111, Brooklyn 93 L.A. Clippers 113, Cleveland 94 Memphis 95, Orlando 94 Miami 111, Utah 110 Houston at Golden State (n) 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. L.A. Clippers at New Orleans, 7 p.m. Washington at San Antonio, 7:30 p.m. Houston at Denver, 9:30 p.m.

• Friday, December 2, 2016

AREA SCHEDULE Friday’s Games Boys basketball Gardner-South Wilmington at Tri-Point, 5:30 p.m. Joliet Central at Plainfield North, 6:30 p.m. Joliet West at Minooka, 6:30 p.m. Lincoln-Way Central at Bolingbrook, 7 p.m. Lincoln-Way West at Lincoln-Way East, 6:30 p.m. Manteno at Coal City, 6:45 p.m. Oswego at Plainfield Central, 6:30 p.m. Oswego East at Plainfield East, 6:30 p.m. Providence at Brother Rice, 7 p.m. Reed-Custer at Plano, 7 p.m. Romeoville at Plainfield South, 6:30 p.m. Seneca at Streator, 7 p.m. Thornton at Lockport, 7 p.m. Westmont at Peotone, 7 p.m. Girls basketball Gardner-South Wilmington at Tri-Point, 7 p.m. Joliet Central at Plainfield North, 5 p.m. Minooka at Joliet West, 6:30 p.m. Plainfield Central at Oswego, 6:30 p.m. Plainfield East at Oswego East, 6:30 p.m. Plainfield South at Romeoville, 6:30 p.m. Reavis at Lemont, 7 p.m. Sterling at Morris, 7 p.m. Wrestling Beardstown at Seneca, 6:30 p.m. Bradley-Bourbonnais, Yorkville at Plainfield South, 5 p.m. Homewood-Flossmoor at Lincoln-Way East, 5:30 p.m. Hononegah, Marmion at Providence, 5 p.m. Lockport in Sauer Duals at Arnold, MO, 5 p.m. Minooka at Joliet Central, 5 p.m. Naperville North at Lincoln-Way Central, 5 p.m. Plainfield Central at Plainfield East, 5 p.m. Plainfield North at Oswego, 5 p.m. Thornton at Lincoln-Way West, 5:30 p.m. Swimming

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Serious about making people laugh Marc Price will showcase his brand of comedy on Dec. 5 in Joliet By DENISE M. BARAN–UNLAND

JOLIET – For the 45 minutes that comprised our interview, Marc Price said he paced the floors at the Canyon Country Store in California. It’s the store The Doors referenced in their 1968 song “Love Street,” but Price, 48, likes it for other reasons. “I met my girlfriend here,” he said. Fans tend to associate Price with his former “Family Ties” persona, that of Irwin “Skippy” Handelman, the best friend of Michael J. Fox’s Alex. P. Keaton. But Price was a stand-up comedian before the popular show and still performs as one. In addition, Price writes and produces television shows. However, if you really want to hear him get animated, ask him about his latest project as a spokesman for a new water technology. Price currently is a part of tour called “Make America Laugh Again.” He will appear with D’rock, a comedian and musician, at 8 p.m. Dec. 5 at the Tin Roof in Joliet. “People who watched me in my awkward teen years can come out and see me in my adult years,” Price said. Cameron Little, one of the producers for Shots and Giggles Live Comedy, which ordinarily hosts an open mic at the Tin Roof on Monday night, said Price had contacted him about appearing at the Tin Roof and Little was happy to bring Price’s brand of comedy to Joliet, Little said.

Serious about comedy

Price comes from a family of performers. Price’s grandfather performed vaudeville and Price’s father and comedy mentor was Alfred Bernie Price (deceased), who went by the stage name Al Bernie. Bernie began stand-up comedy in his teens by doing live radio impressions of Hollywood stars and went on to appear on such shows as “The Ed Sullivan Show,” “The Merv Griffin Show” and “The Mike Douglas Show,” Price said. “Walter Winchell, the famous show columnist, wrote about my grandfather, father and Al Jolson all in one column,” Price said. “He talked about my grandfather being one of the few vaudevillians to successfully transition into

Marc Price, who formerly played Skippy on the 1980s show “Family Ties,” is bringing his brand of comedy to the Tin Roof in Joliet on Dec. 5. Provided photo

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theater.” Price said his mother also was in show business. She used the name Joy Mann and recorded a song with Fabian, as well as an album of Jewish wedding songs, he said. Whenever his parents shared the stage after Price was born, Price was always brought out “as cheap applause.” Mann eventually – and happily – left show business to become a police officer, he said. “I’m proud of it now, but at the time, I was a little embarrassed,” Price said. Until he turned 13 and went solo, Price only performed comedy with his father. By the time Price made his first stand-up on “The Merv Griffin Show” at age 14, he had already appeared on the television shows “One Day at a Time” and “Archie Bunker’s Place.” He was so well-received on “The Merv Griffin Show” that a second invitation swiftly followed, Price said. Figuring he didn’t need his father’s help any more, Price asked a friend to help him write a new routine for the show. Price performed it. He bombed. “I got cocky,” Price said. But that didn’t hurt Price’s budding career. Soon afterward, Price was cast


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on “Family Ties,” where he played Skippy from 1982 to 1989. Price credits the two Michaels – costars Michael Grossman and Michael J. Fox – for shaping his talent as much as Bernie did. “They were both very funny,” Price said. “They taught me a lot about comedy. I got to work with some of the best talent.”

Beyond “Family Ties”

Over time, some child stars fade from the spotlight and never work in show business again. By contrast, Price has enjoyed a steady and varied career. For instance, Price appeared with Ozzy Osbourne and Gene Simmons in the 1986 movie “Trick or Treat.” He has written and produced a number of shows for Animal Planet, Disney Channel, Food Network, GSN and Showtime. Price also produced the TBS game show “Midnight Money Madness” and appeared as a contestant on “Last Comic Standing.”

He’s also witnessed the shifting and changing of comedy through the decades. Very few comedy headliners existed in Bernie’s era, Price said. The advent of comedy clubs “opened the floodgates” for a new approach to comedy. “Back then, they had rules. Now, there are no rules,” Price said. “In my dad’s era, they kept going until they couldn’t do it anymore ... There’s more funny people now than ever before. Talk about a growth of an industry.”

On fire about water technology

As much as Price loves comedy, he’s passionate about SmartFarm. According to the SmartFarm website, Tahoe Greenhouse Inc. in Reno, Nevada designed a greenhouse that collects and reuses rain water and also uses hydroponic growing beds for water conservation and abundant plant growth. An Indiegogo campaign for the greenhouse will launch in a few weeks with Price as its spokesman. Price said he learned about the project while using comedy as a platform for raising awareness of environmental issues. Price is excited about the possibilities of the SmartFarm, especially in California, where periods of drought is a concern. This greenhouse doesn’t require much water to operate, Price said, and he feels the possibilities for its use are vast. “It’s a whole new way to farm,” Price said. “It’s a whole new way to think.”


Dec. 4 • Breakfast with Santa – 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Center for Disability Services, 311 S. Reed St., Joliet. $7 adults, $4 children younger than 10. Sponsored by Friends of Center for Disability Services. • Pancake Breakfast with Santa – 8 a.m. to noon, Minooka Fire Department, Station No. 1, 7901 Minooka Road, Minooka. $6 adults and $3 kids. Raffles for kids. • Village Preservation Association of Plainfield House Walk – 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Six homes in the village core, most with fascinating histories, will be featured in the self-guided tours. $20 advance and $25 day of walk. Purchase at www.plainfieldvpa. org. For information, email plainfieldhousewalk@ • Holiday Memories Family Photo Day – 2 to 4:30 p.m., Fountaindale Public Library District, 300 W. Briarcliff Road, Bolingbrook. Drop-in. Call 630759-2102 or visit • Holiday Toy Exchange – 2 to 3:30 p.m., Fountaindale Public Library District, 300 W. Briarcliff Road, Bolingbrook. One toy for each toy you donate, up to five toys. Deadline for donating is Dec. 3. Call 630-759-2102 or visit • Songs in the Night at Jesus’ Birth – 2 p.m., Serena Methodist Church. For information, call 815-287-9806. • JJC Community Band Winter Concert – 3 p.m., Joliet Junior College, Fine Arts Theatre, 1215 Houbolt Road, Joliet. Under the direction of Charles Morgan. $5 general public, $4 senior citizens, JJC faculty and staff, non-JJC students and $2 JJC students. For information, call 815-280-2223. Dec. 5 • Anime Night – 5 to 7 p.m., Fountaindale Public Library District, 300 W. Briarcliff Road, Bolingbrook. Grades 6 to 12. Drop-in. Call 630-759-2102 or visit • Wendy’s Cruisers – 5 to 9 p.m., Wendy’s, Morris. Weather permitting. Antique vehicles. For information, contact Ken at 815-942-2032 or • Marc Price from “Family Ties” – 8 p.m., Tin Roof, 158 N. Chicago St., Joliet. Opening act is D’rock. $10 at door. For information, call 815-727-0123 or visit • Holiday House Decorating Contest registration deadline – Judging is 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Dec. 9 and Dec. 10. For information, call 708-390-2401 or visit Dec. 6 • Minecraft Open Play – 3:30 to 5 p.m.; also Dec. 8, Fountaindale Public Library District, 300 W. Briarcliff Road, Bolingbrook. Grades 6 to 12. Call 630759-2102 or visit • Gaming for Kids – 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., Crest Hill Branch, 20670 Len Kubinski Drive, Crest Hill. Ages 6 to 12. For information, contact Amy Byrne at 815552-4278 or, or visit • “A Christmas Carol” – 7 p.m., Rialto Square Theatre, 102 N. Chicago St., Joliet. Adaptation suited for children. Buy tickets at 815-726-6600 or 800982-2787, or visit or www. • NaNoWriMo Wrap-Up – 7 p.m., Fountaindale Public Library District, 300 W. Briarcliff Road, Bolingbrook. Call 630-759-2102 or visit Dec. 7 • Downtown Holiday Lunch Break – 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Rialto Square Theatre, 102 N. Chicago St., Joliet. Musical entertainment, boxed lunch, soft drink. $12 advance and $15 at door. For information, call 815-726-6600 or visit • Holiday Open House – 4 to 7 p.m., Crest Hill Branch, 20670 Len Kubinski Drive, Crest Hill. Refreshments, crafts, music, Santa Claus. For information, contact Amy Byrne at 815-552-4278 or, or visit www. • Make a Craft – 4:15 to 5:15 p.m., Fountaindale Public Library District, 300 W. Briarcliff Road, Bolingbrook. Kindergarten through fifth grade. Drop-in. Call 630-759-2102 or visit • Creative Writing Group for Teens & Adults – 6 to 7 p.m., Lockport Branch Library, 121 E. 8th St., Lockport. Walk-ins welcome. For information, call 815-552-4260, contact Flannery Crump at 815-552-

4255 or at, or visit • Christmas Cookie Plate Painting – 6:30 p.m., Fountaindale Public Library District, 300 W. Briarcliff Road, Bolingbrook. Call 630-759-2102 or visit • “Hooks, Needles and More” – 6:30 to 8 p.m., Lockport Branch Library, 121 E. 8th St., Lockport. Call 815-552-4230 or visit • Chills and Thrills Book Club – 7 to 8 p.m., Fountaindale Public Library District, 300 W. Briarcliff Road, Bolingbrook. Discuss “Lone Gone” by Alafair Burke. Drop-in. Call 630-759-2102 or visit • Television Production 101 – 7 p.m., Fountaindale Public Library District, 300 W. Briarcliff Road, Bolingbrook. Call 630-759-2102 or visit fountaindale. org. • Auditions for “Harvey” – 7 p.m., Morris Theatre Guild, 516 W. Illinois Ave., Morris. Cold readings. Six males and six females needed. For information, call director Judy Miller at 815-942-6634 (home) or visit • Holiday Collage Concert– 7 p.m., also Dec. 8, Plainfield North High School, auditorium, 12005 S. 248th St., Plainfield. Bands and choirs. Music of the holiday season. For information, contact Tim Hatcher at 815-609-8506 or, or Jason Hawkins at 815-609-8506 or jhawkins@ • Three Rivers Book Club – 7 p.m., Arrowhead Community Center, Channahon. For information, call 815-467-6200. • JJC’s MadriGala reservation deadline – Event is 7:30 p.m. Dec. 9, Joliet Junior College, Fine Arts Theatre, 1215 Houbolt Road, Joliet. Includes savory hors d’oeuvres and desserts, JJC Chamber Singers, JJC Brass Quintet and jesters. $12. For information, call 815-280-2200. Dec. 8 • Holiday Collage Concert – 7 p.m., Plainfield High School-Central Campus auditorium, 24120 W. Fort Beggs Drive, Plainfield. All curricular bands and choirs, plus instrumental and vocal ensemble. For information, contact Dan Valkema at 815-436-3200 or, or Nathan Rancatore at 815-436-3200 or • 16th annual Holiday Collage Concert – 5:30 and 7:30 p.m., Plainfield South High School auditorium, 7800 Caton Farm Road, Plainfield. All curricular ensembles, Madrigals, Ladies in Waiting, Vox and Soubrettes, the jazz band, choral winds and chamber ensembles. For information, contact Jerrod Cook at 815-439-5555 or, or Megan Goetz at 815-439-5555 or Dec. 9 • TechnoKids – 4:15 p.m., Fountaindale Public Library District, 300 W. Briarcliff Road, Bolingbrook. Call 630-759-2102 or visit • “It’s a Wonderful Life” radio broadcast and theatre performance – 7 p.m., Rialto Square Theatre, 102 N. Chicago St., Joliet. Buy tickets at 815-726-6600 or 800-982-2787, or visit www. or • Christmas at the Motherhouse: 25 Years of the Schola Cantorum – 7:30 p.m., also Dec. 10, St. Joseph Chapel, 520 Plainfield Road, Joliet. $10 adults and $7 students, seniors and alumni. USF students free. For reservations, call 815-740-3520 or 815-740-3520. • Chicago Christmas Lights Tour registration deadline – Event is Dec. 15. Bus departs from The Oaks Recreation & Fitness Center, 10847 La Porte Road, Mokena, at 3:30 p.m. and returns about 9:30 p.m. Register at 708-390-2401 or


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Dec. 3 • Manhattan’s Christmas on State – Manhattan. For information, visit www.manhattanparkdistrict. com. • Breakfast with Santa – 7 to 11 a.m., Lincoln-Way East High School cafeteria, Frankfort. $6 at the door. Younger than age 3 free. Photos with Santa, face painting and silent auction featuring sports memorabilia. Hosted by Lincoln-Way East Athletic Boosters. Also, Marine Corps Toys-for-Tots drive. May bring a new, unwrapped toy. • Santa’s Workshop – 9 to 11 a.m., Minooka Elementary School, Coady Drive, Minooka. Affordable gifts. Santa Claus. Free gift wrapping by the Silver Spurs 4-H Club. Cookies, juice and coffee available. Event sponsored by the Minooka Women’s Club. • “Classic Christmas Toys: Their Stories” – 10 a.m. to 5:45 p.m., Manhattan Township Historical Society, 255 S. State St., Manhattan. New members welcome. Email or visit • Holiday Open House – 9 a.m. to noon, Joliet Slammers, Hall of Fame Room, Slammers stadium off Jefferson Street, Joliet. Santa Spikes, card-making station for the troops, refreshments, merchandise specials, ticket information, toy collection for Boys & Girls Club. For information, call, 815-722-2287. • Join Santa in Victory Lane – 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Chicagoland Speedway, Gate 5 off Laraway Road, Joliet. $10 a car. Proceeds benefit R.A.C.E. For information, visit • Semi-annual Model Railroad Swap Meet – 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Stone City VFW Post 2199, 124 Stone City Drive, Joliet. $3. Kids younger than 12 free.

Sponsored by the Will County Model Railroad Association. For information, call Mike at 708-308-9036, email or visit • Free Model Railroad Club Open House – 9 W. Cass St., Joliet. Sponsored by the Will County Model Railroad Association. Membership applications available. For information, call Mike at 708-308-9036, email or visit • Pet photos with Santa – 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Wags 2 Wishes Animal Rescue, 23907 W. Industrial Drive North, Plainfield. Photo will be emailed. Bake sale. Proceeds benefit rescue. For information, visit • Christmas Craft and Vendor Show – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Morris Quality Inn, 200 Gore Road, Morris. For information, call 815-942-6600. • Madrigal Dinner – Noon and 6 p.m.; also 6 p.m. Dec. 4, Plainfield North High School, 12005 S. 248th St., Plainfield. $20. Purchase at shawurl. com/2y1n. • “A Christmas Carol” – 1 to 2 p.m., Mokena Community Public Library District, 11327 W. 195th St., Mokena. Featuring Glenn Braun. Free. Contact Tracy Domzalski at or 708-479-9663. • Book fair – 1 p.m., Barnes & Noble, 160 Orland Park Place, Orland Park. Also story time and musical performances. Benefits Lincoln-Way Central High School library. Print a voucher from documents/Holiday_Bookfair_Flyer.pdf. Order online through Dec. 8 at www.BN.COM/bookfairs. • Festival of Gnomes – 1 and 3 p.m.; also 1 p.m. Dec. 4, Billie Limacher Bicentennial Park, 201 W. Jefferson St., Joliet. Lobby opens at noon both days. $5. For information and tickets, call 815-7243761. • Joliet Symphony Orchestra Christmas Concert – 3 p.m.; also 7 p.m. Dec. 4, University of St. Francis, Moser Performing Arts Center, Sexton Auditorium, 500 Wilcox Ave., Joliet. Bring donation for Toys for Tots. $10 adults and $7 students, seniors and alumni. USF students free. For reservations, call 815-740-3520 or 815-740-3520. • Live Reindeer – 3 to 5 p.m., Program Center, Manhattan. • The Drunken Gnome – Lobby opens 7 p.m. Event is 8 p.m., Billie Limacher Bicentennial Park, 201 W. Jefferson St., Joliet. $5. 18 and older. For information and tickets, call 815-724-3761. • Songs in the Night at Jesus’ Birth – 7 p.m., Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Morris. For information, call 815-287-9806. • “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. • Gingerbread house registration deadline – Event is 3 to 4:30 p.m. Dec. 10, Program Center Art Room, 10925 La Porte Road, Mokena. Ages 8 to 12. Register at 708-390-2401 or www.mokenapark. com.

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Dec. 2 • Arts & Fables – 9:30 to 10:15 a.m. and 10:30 to 11:15 a.m., Fountaindale Public Library District, 300 W. Briarcliff Road, Bolingbrook. Ages 2 to 6 with an adult. Call 630-759-2102 or visit • Teen movie – 3 to 5 p.m.; also Dec. 9, Fountaindale Public Library District, 300 W. Briarcliff Road, Bolingbrook. Grades 6 to 12. Call 630-759-2102 or visit • Kumovi Night (KGB) and fish fry – Fish fry is 4 to 7:30 p.m. Music starts at 7:30 p.m., Croatian Cultural Club, 1503 Clement St., Joliet. Dine-in or carryout. For carryout, call 815-723-3154. • Winter Wonderland and Tree Lighting – 6 to 9 p.m., Edward Hospital Athletic & Events Center, 55 Phelps Ave., Romeoville. Watch Santa arrive on his sleigh and light the large holiday tree outside the center. For information, visit • 16th annual Madrigal Dinner – 7 p.m.; also Dec. 3 and 2 p.m. Dec. 4, Plainfield South High School cafeteria, 7800 Caton Farm Road, Plainfield. Dinner is sold out. $5 show tickets at door only. For information, call 815- 577-5655. • Jazz Band Winter Concert – 7:30 p.m., Joliet Junior College, Fine Arts Theatre, 1215 Houbolt Road, Joliet. Under the direction of Rich Moore. $5 general public, $4 senior citizens, JJC faculty and staff, nonJJC students and $2 JJC students. For information, call 815-280-2223. • Lincoln-Way Central Madrigal Singers – 7:30 p.m., Program Center, Manhattan. Free. To register, call 815-478-3324. • Ronnie Milsap – 7:30 p.m., Rialto Square Theatre, 102 N. Chicago St., Joliet. Buy tickets by calling 815-726-6600 or 800-982-2787, or visiting www. or • “Nature Play Days” registration deadline – Event is 10 to 11:30 a.m. Dec. 7, Forest Preserve District of Will County’s Four Rivers Environmental Education Center, 25055 W. Walnut Lane, McKinley Woods, Channahon. Free for ages 3 to 5 with a registered adult. Register at 815-722-9470. For information, visit

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• Josh Burnett • Kyle Christian • Remington Kempiak • Maggie Komes • Blade Turner

JOLIET – The Joliet Junior College Fine Arts Department is pleased to present the 2016 Area High School Art Exhibition on display in the Laura A. Sprague art gallery on Main Campus, 1215 Houbolt Road in Joliet. The exhibition can be viewed from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday to Friday through Dec. 9. The 119 works included in the exhibition were selected by art instructors from 24 area high schools. Of the submissions, 21 students were selected by fulltime JJC studio art faculty to receive an award of excellence for their outstanding work. An awards ceremony for the exhibition was held Dec. 1.

Oswego High School

• Briana Avalos – Oswego • Allyson Manzella – Oswego • Calista Morgan – Oswego • Angus Noack – Oswego • Aleigha Ottesen – Oswego

Oswego East High School

• Grace Bales – Aurora • Lauren Knill – Oswegol • Rebecca Lawlor – Aurora • Kaitlin Mikrut – Plainfield • Olivia Sanchez – Plainfield

Plainfield Central High School

Contributing art faculty include: Bolingbrook High School

• Heather Colombatto • Donna Franks-Tapley • Amy Shapiro • Nick Bonneur

Coal City High School

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The Joliet Junior College Fine Arts Department presents the Area High School Art Exhibition in the Laura A. Sprague art gallery on Main Campus, 1215 Houbolt Road in Joliet. Plainfield South High School

Joliet Catholic Academy

• Denise Albright • Stacey Candela • Brooke Twohill • Daron Wojnowski

Joliet Central High School

• Denise Zlogar

Joliet West High School

• Jessica Baron • John Voris

• Mark Fiske

Dwight Township High School • Patricia Farrell-Levange

• Peg Stoiber

Providence Catholic High School

• Marita Urbanik

Reed-Custer High School

• Iliana Angel • Chuck Rumpf

Lincoln-Way Central High School

• Cathy Erickson

Romeoville High School • Summer Rio • Ryan Stanich

Lincoln-Way East High School

Wilmington High School

Lincoln-Way West High School

Yorkville High School

• Dena Ross

• Phil Labriola • Julia Johnson

Lockport Township High School • Andrea Baumhardt • Kevin Brady • Linda Skisak • Lauren Thomas

Minooka Community High School

• Dana Becker • Christine Listello

Morris Community High School • Ashley Vicich

Newark Community High School

• Bill Blidy

Oswego High School • Michael Skura • Daniel Whipple

Oswego East High School

• Patty O’Mara-Croft • Heather Stanich

Plainfield Central High School

• Lindsey Brown • Julie Sullivan • Carolyn Corcoran

Plainfield East High School

• Warren Miller

• Levi McCulloch

Exhibtors include: Bolingbrook High School

• Abigail Bozarth – Bolingbrook • Anna Theresa Espinal – Bolingbrook • Alina Khan – Bolingbrook • Kayla Yvonne Lewis – Bolingbrook • Jasmine Taico – Bolingbrook

Coal City High School

Joliet West High School

• Amel Dockery – Joliet • Liliana Gomez – Joliet • Cyan Holman – Joliet • Alannah Ramirez – Joliet • Nicole Shea – Joliet

Lincoln-Way East High School

• Arianna Adcock – Plainfield • Emma Jones – Plainfield • Abigael Ramert – Plainfield • Emilio Torres – Plainfield • Alyssa Tovar – Plainfield

Lincoln-Way West High School

• Cam Aurelio – Orland Park • Brighid Fobert – Channahon • Jane Ji – Frankfort • Gabby Pawlak – Lockport • Cailyn Talamonti – Manhattan

Lockport Township High School

• Parker Dransfeldt – Custer Park • Joshua Hayden – Braidwood • Mira Joly – Braidwood • Ashley McShane – Wilmington • Mason Roach – Braidwood

• Sheila Deacy – Frankfort • Haylee Gemeiner – Frankfort • Jordan Horneij – Frankfort • Summer Lecas – Frankfort • Kate Weithers – Frankfort • Mia Bruno – New Lenox • Emily Davis – New Lenox • Haley Jablonski – New Lenox • Alanna Ledvina – Manhattan • Savanna Rusch – New Lenox

• Tory Bentsworth • Christina Gonzalez • Kathryn Edwards • Benton Myzia • Isavel Lopez

• Araya Phonglaohaphan • Grace Richardson • Hailey Rosales • Mary Claire Walsh

Joliet Catholic Academy

• Cindy Egizio • Emily Tonon

• Peter Quimby

• Jessica Cherrington – Joliet

Joliet Central High School

Plainfield North High School

Lincoln-Way Central High School

• Madisen Hipelius – New Lenox • Russell Klopp – New Lenox • Shannon McGuire – Mokena • Kayla Ray – Mokena • Samantha Schmidt – Mokena

• Emily Budz – Lockport • Kalvin Chavez – Joliet • Lindsay Gragasin – Lemont • Sarah Rollins – Lockport • Maria Stevens – Homer Glen

Dwight Township High School

Plainfield East High School

• Macayla Croce – Romeoville • Malia Gamen – Bolingbrook • Hale Heath – Bolingbrook • Jackie Ortega – Bolingbrook • Michael Vitha-Nolan – Bolingbrook • Sarah Barkach – Plainfield • Taylor Barranco – Plainfield • Stephanie Dudley – Plainfield • Iris Golden – Plainfield • Allison Thomas – Plainfield

• Kiarra Arellano – Coal City • Lexi Clark – Coal City • Madison McCawley – Coal City • Emily Powers – Diamond • Madison Richards – Coal City

• Yilin Chen – Plainfield • Kellen McLeod – Plainfield • Sabrina Serna – Plainfield

Plainfield North High School

• Andy Gabl – Joliet • Emma Fowler – Joliet • Brenda Guardado

• Gillian Bambule – Joliet • Antonio Caris – Plainfield • Julia Jessen – Plainfield • Zoe Kelley – Plainfield • Lexi Mosian – Plainfield

Minooka Community High School

Morris Community High School

• Emily Backus – Morris • Anna Benson – Morris • Mariah Kelly – Morris • Blake Niewinski – Morris • LeeAnn Springer – Morris

Newark Community High School

Plainfield South High School

Providence Catholic High School

Reed-Custer High School

Romeoville High School

• Lizet Audelo-Luna – Romeoville • Alexander Moran – Romeoville • Jacob Teodoro – Romeoville • Shireen Haiderali – Romeoville • Victoria Zuchara – Romeoville • Wilmington High Schoo • Kylee Battles – Wilmington • Alexis English Ivec – Wilmington • Kassidy Hansen – Wilmington • Alexandria Plese – Wilmington • Brandon Ward – Wilmington

Yorkville High School

• Allysa Culasino – Montgomery • Becky Katula – Yorkville • Rachel Paver – Yorkville • Mikaela Thorne – Yorkville


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ASK THE DOCTORS Robert Ashley creased death rates among people who sit for prolonged periods. The biggest problem is being sedentary in front of a television. The average American watches more than four hours of television a day. Some studies have found for every additional two hours in front of the television, the risk of diabetes increases 14 to 20 percent. Here’s why: Sitting for prolonged periods decreases insulin sensitivity, meaning your blood sugar rises. Add to that the types of sugary foods that often are eaten while watching television, and you have the creation of a serious health problem. If you’re sedentary throughout the day, exercise can help ease the negative impact, but not completely make up for it. So for starters, watch less television or, if you do watch television, put an exercise bike in front of the screen. Second, if you have a job in which you sit for long periods, take three-minute breaks every 30 minutes to stretch and walk around a little. Every little bit of activity helps. • Robert Ashley, M.D., is an internist and assistant professor of medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles.


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Dear Readers: Welcome to the second day of our new “Ask the Doctors” column. As an internist and primary care physician at UCLA Health, my approach to medicine is to understand I don’t have all the answers – I have to learn new topics and review old topics all the time. Sometimes, I can provide answers right away. But sometimes, I have to stop and reassess. Medicine has seen many breakthroughs since I graduated from medical school nearly 20 years ago, and evidence has changed many dogmatic ways of practice. Objective, non-biased data are important to the practice of medicine. Doctors must understand how that data can be applied to one person or to large groups of people. You met my colleagues Dr. Eve Glazier and Dr. Elizabeth Ko yesterday and learned about their approach to health and wellness. My column focuses on common sense answers based on scientific literature. As I increase my professional knowledge, I hope to provide people with thoughtful and deliberate interpretations of medical science that people can use to direct their own health. Dear Doctor: My job requires me to sit in front of a computer for at least eight hours a day. When I come home, I usually watch television for a few hours before going to bed. Is being so sedentary bad for me? Dear Reader: Unequivocally, yes. Many studies of many types have found in-


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husband of 23 years, “Gerald,” quit his job to start his own law firm. He told me about it only after he had quit. I have tried to be supportive, but seven months down the line, he has spent all our “rainy day” cash and earned only one paycheck. We have two teenagers, one who will be going to college in a year. I took a high-paying job a year ago to help pay down our mortgage and fund our son’s college expenses. Gerald claimed the bonus money he received when he quit his old job belonged to him to fund the new venture. He’s now saying seven months is too little time to make any huge decisions, but we are going to start liquidating our 401(k)s. This is where I draw the line. He needs to get a job. I have worked every year of our marriage. I feel like I’m living with a selfish stranger who calls me a “money-hungry stereotypical female” when I ask when he’ll get paid. Is it time for me to take off the rose-colored glasses and file for divorce? – Stuck In His Midlife Crisis Dear Stuck: Your husband should have discussed his career change with you before he quit the law firm. Do not allow him to push you into taking money from your 401(k). Because your husband hasn’t yet reached retirement age, when he liquidates his, there will be a penalty for early withdrawal. Consult an attorney – other than your husband – about what your next steps should be to protect yourself and your children because your spouse does not appear to be making rational decisions. Dear Abby: I am writing in response to the letter from “Loving Granddaughter” on July 2, who was asking for ways to prepare for the eventual passing of her grandparents. A way to help her cope with her premature grief would be to take time to sit down with her grandparents and video a personal interview with them. This “Interview With a Loved One” provides an opportunity to capture her favorite stories and memories as told by her grandparents in their own words. We started doing this with my grandfather when he first was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, before he started losing his memory. After he finally succumbed, going back to his interviews was a great way for our family to remember him in the way he would have wanted to be remembered. – Jessica In Missouri Dear Jessica: That’s a wonderful suggestion, one I know will be appreciated by many of my readers. Thank you. Dear Abby: How do I introduce my unmarried daughter’s baby daddy? Can’t say “husband,” and can’t say “partner” since gays have claimed that word. – I’d Like You To Meet ... Dear Meet: When you introduce your grandchild’s daddy, use his name and say, “This is ‘John,’ ‘Jessica’s’ partner.” The term is not used exclusively by LGBT people, but by straight couples as well.


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Newspaper Enterprise Association TODAY – You’ll have plenty to consider if you have taken on too much this year. Secure your home base before you get any deeper into a project or situation that can lead to neglecting the people you love or your personal environment. Restructure your plans if it will help avoid backlash. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) – Design a blueprint that you know will work, and present what you have to offer with confidence. Stick to your plans to stop others from taking advantage of you. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) – Emotions will flare up if you get into conversations with peo-

ple in positions of authority. Don’t burn bridges, or you will end up getting stuck with a messy cleanup job. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) – Keep your plans simple and your goals realistic. There is plenty to gain by being prepared and taking your time to go over the small but important details. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) – If you want to get ahead, stop being so accommodating and stay focused on your own passion. Develop an idea and call in favors that will lead to your success. ARIES (March 21-April 19) – The unpredictable nature of what’s going on around you will be unnerving. Do your best, take a disciplined approach to your responsibilities and don’t lose sight of your goals. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) – Keep life simple.

Hanging out with the wrong people will lead to loss, injury or emotional stress. Making personal improvements and investing in your future will be in your best interest. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) – A change of attitude or mood will develop if an unexpected loss occurs due to a lack of reserve or insight. Make sure you do your homework before you take on an impossible task. CANCER (June 21-July 22) – Take it easy when it comes to your health and physical wellness. Too much of anything will lead to trouble. Focus on love, nurturing important relationships and making travel or educational plans. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) – Bring about positive change at work and home by pursuing what makes you happy. Have faith in your ability to

get things done. An unusual offer will spark interest. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) – Set aside a space at home to develop or expand a project you want to pursue, or attend a networking event. Romance is highlighted, and sharing your feelings will encourage a commitment. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) – Emotions will surface when you deal with personal or domestic matters. Don’t let anyone use manipulative tactics to guilt you into something you don’t agree with or want to do. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) – Plan an adventure or sign up for something that will help you develop skills, experience and knowledge. Doing your own thing will lead to discord with someone who feels left out.

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Copies of the detailed Annual Statement of Affairs for the Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 2016 will be available for public inspection in the school district/joint agreement administrative office by December 1, 2016. Individuals wanting to review this Annual Statement of Affairs should contact: Lockport School District #91 808 Adams Street, Lockport, IL 60441 (815) 838-0737 8:00 am - 4:00 pm School District/Joint Agreement Name Address Telephone Office Hours Also by January 15, 2017 the detailed Annual Statement of Affairs for the Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 2016, will be posted on the Illinois State Board of Education's website@ www. SUMMARY: The following is the Annual Statement of Affairs Summary that is required to be published by the school district/joint agreement for the past fiscal year. Statement of Operations as of June 30, 2016 Educational

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GROSS PAYMENT FOR CERTIFICATED PERSONNEL Salary Range: Less Than $25,000 T. Berglund C. Cunat H. Dyer-Eaton M. Gabel R. Gapa E. Gard Georgevitch R. Haldorson, J. Hodkowski R. Houston, R. Jokubauskas L. Kelly, S. Kheng, L. Kiel K. Kristoff, L. Krueger, C. Malak M. McNamara S. Meyers B. Morris W. Omalley S. Orourke P. Orvis T. Pitchford C. Randolph K. Richter P. Rock, K. Ruzanski C. Scheid N. Silva G. Trent R. Vela J. Wills K. Woodworth C. Whitledge Salary Range: $25,000 - $39,999 L. Clark R. Doyle T. Dybas J. Prieboy H Wagner. Salary Range: $40,000 - $59,999 S. Adams M. Bolte T. DeSandre N. Dickson M. Farina A. Findlay R. Georgopulos J. Lakics M. Lindstrom B. Mulvany M. Ohalloran C. Preboy C. Soulian L. Stanly M. Stateman C. Steed L. Swayne R. Torkelson A. Visser H. Waxweiler, Salary Range: 60,000 - $89,999 S. Anderson J. Barker L. Brock J. Carpenter J. Cravens L. Ditter L. Fiday L. Forristall K. Henderson L. Piel, N. Plagman D. Skoczek M. Slingerland, Salary Range: $90,000 and over D. Gray J. Jennings J. Koziol K. Podwika S. Randolph D. Sander L. Sharp,

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Gassensmith & Associates Giant Steps Grand Prairie Transit Graphic III Papers GT Metchanical Projects Guardian Insurance Hapara Harris Bank BMO Hinshaw & Culbertson H-O-H Water Technology Home Depot IASB IL Central School Bus IL Department of Revenue IL State Board of Education IL Public Risk Fund IMRF ISBE School Tech Revolving Loan Just Mowing Around KG State Bank Lausanne Collegate School Lincoln Investment Planning Lincolnway Area Insurance Lockport Area Special Ed Lockport Township H.S. #205 Marchio Tile & Carpet Martin Whalen Matthew Paving Meurer & Sons Music & Arts Center

8,999 66,507 166,661 7,564 25,783 24,088 4,948 595,476 4,321 3,048 11,051 12,438 42,459 127,993 21,629 23,004 108,199 21,629 11,026 12,945 2,520 41,157 547,008 485,257 69,831 3,288 13,142 119,216 5,649 2,620

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10,166 11,027 7,302 8,450 6,823 6,941 28,930 5,363 4,796 15,696 7,390 10,274 3,608 4,278 6,469 47,866 57,863 6,264 2,892 333,346 10,153 9,212 24,465 66,563 15,861 11,368 4,641

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NOTICE BY PUBLICATION requisite affidavit for The publication having been filed, notice is hereby given you: All OWNERS AND UNKNOWN NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS, defendants in the above entitled suit, that this case has been commenced in this Court against you and other defendants, praying for the foreclosure of a certain Mortgage conveying the premises described as follows, to-wit: Legal Description: LOT 3 AND 4, EXCEPTING FROM SAID LOT 3 THE SOUTH 66 FEET OF THE EAST 20 FEET THEREOF, ALL IN THE RESUBDIVISION OF THE NORTH HALF OF THE ORIGINAL BLOCK 4, IN THE VILLAGE OF PLAINFIELD BEING IN THE NORTHEAST QUARTER OF SECTION 16, TOWNSHIP 36 NORTH, RANGE 9 EAST OF THE THIRD PRICINPAL MERIDIAN, ACCORDING TO THE THEREOF RECORDED PLAT SEPTEMBER 6, 1883 AS DOCUMENT NO. 129497, IN WILL COUNTY, ILLINOIS.

Notice is given of the death of DONALD E. CORDANO, of Joliet, Illinois. Letters of Office were issued on December 30,2015 to SUELLEN K. CORDANO, of Joliet, Illinois, whose attorney is Scott E. PIN: (06)-03-16-208-013-0000 Nemanich, Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP, 4343 Commerce Court, Suite Commonly known as: 706 Lockport Street, 415, Lisle, Illinois 60532. Plainfield, Illinois 60544 Claims against the estate may be and which said Mortgage dated filed on or before May 25, 2017, February 20, 2002, was made that date being at least by Norview Builders, Inc. the six (6) months from the date of first Mortgagors, to First Midwest Bank publication, or within three (3) as Mortgagee, and recorded months from the date of April 08 2002 in the Office of the mailing or delivery of Notice to Will County, Illinois Recorder, Creditors, if mailing or delivery is as Document No. R2002-59984. required by Section 18-3 of Notice is also hereby given to you the Illinois Probate Act, 1975, as that the said Complaint prays for amended, whichever date is later. other relief, that summons was duly Any claim not filed by the issued out of said Court against you as provided by law, and that requisite date stated above shall be said suit is now pending. barred. NOW, THEREFORE, UNLESS YOU, Claims against the estate may be the said above named defendants, filed in the office of the Clerk of file your answer or otherwise file the Court at the Will County your appearance in this case in the Courthouse, River Valley Justice Office of the Clerk of this Court, Center, 3208 W. McDonough, Pamela J. McGuire Joliet, Illinois 60431, or with the Will County Court House estate legal representative, or both. 14 W. Jefferson Street Joliet, Illinois 60432 Copies of claims filed with the Clerk must be mailed or delivered to the on or before December 25, 2016, estate legal representative and to A DEFAULT MAY BE ENTERED the attorney within ten (10) days AGAINST YOU AT ANY TIME AFTER after it has been filed. THAT DAY AND A JUDGMENT MAY BE ENTERED IN ACCORDANCE Scott E. Nemanich, Esq. WITH THE PRAYER OF SAID COMPLAINT. HINSHAW & CULBERTSON LLP 4343 Commerce Court, Suite 415 Dated: November 21, 2016 Lisle, Illinois 60532 (630) 505-0010 Gerald Haberkorn Atty. No. 2035316 Natalia R. Griesbach LOWIS & GELLEN LLP (Published in the Herald-News 200 West Adams Street, November 25, 2016 December 2, Suite 1900 9, 2016) 1246108 Chicago, Illinois 60606 (312) 364-2500

PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT WILL COUNTY, ILLINOIS CHANCERY DIVISION BAYVIEW LOAN SERVICING, LLC, as successor-in-interest to First Midwest Bank Plaintiff, v. NORVIEW BUILDERS, INC., EDWARD CONCANNON, STATE BANK OF COUNTRYSIDE, as Trustee under provisions of a Trust Agreement dated October 19, 1993 and known as Trust No. 931357, VILLAGE OF PLAINFIELD, UNKNOWN OWNERS, and NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS Defendants. Case No. 2016 CH 1705 Property Addresses: 706 Lockport Street, Plainfield, Illinois 60544

NOTE: Pursuant to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act you are advised that this law firm is deemed to be a debt collector attempting to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. (Published in the Herald-News November 25, 2016 December 2, 9, 2016)1245994

PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 12TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT WILL COUNTY - JOLIET, ILLINOIS Deutsche Bank National Trust Company, as Trustee for FFMLT 2004-FF3, Mortgage TRUST Pass-Through Certificates, Series 2004-FF3 PLAINTIFF

Vs. Jerome Vilcinskas; Unknown Owners and Nonrecord Claimants DEFENDANTS 16 CH 01804 NOTICE BY PUBLICATION NOTICE IS GIVEN TO YOU: Jerome Vilcinskas Unknown Owners and Nonrecord Claimants That this case has been commenced in this Court against you and other defendants, praying for the foreclosure of a certain Mortgage conveying the premises described as follows, to-wit: COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 1103 Kinmonth Drive Joliet, IL 60433 and which said Mortgage was made by: Jerome Vilcinskas the Mortgagor(s), to First Franklin Financial Corp., a subsidiary of National City Bank of Indiana, as Mortgagee, and recorded in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds of Will County, Illinois, as Document No. R2004033621; and for other relief; that summons was duly issued out of said Court against you as provided by law and that the said suit is now pending. YOU MAY STILL BE ABLE TO SAVE YOUR HOME. DO NOT IGNORE THIS DOCUMENT. By order of the Chief Judge of the Circuit Court of the Twelfth Judicial Circuit, this case is set for Mandatory Mediation on 1/17/2017 at 2:15 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 file your answer or otherwise file your appearance in this case in the Office of the Clerk of this Court, Pamela J. McGuire Clerk of the Court 57 N. Ottawa Street Joliet, IL 60432 on or before December 19, 2016, A DEFAULT MAY BE ENTERED AGAINST YOU AT ANY TIME AFTER THAT DAY AND A JUDGMENT MAY BE ENTERED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PRAYER OF SAID COMPLAINT. CODILIS & ASSOCIATES, P.C. Attorneys for Plaintiff 15W030 North Frontage Road, Suite 100 Burr Ridge, IL 60527 (630) 794-5300 DuPage # 15170 Winnebago # 531 Our File No. 14-16-12734 NOTE: This law firm is a debt collector. I707978

Case Number: 2016 P 000482 LETTER OF ADMINISTRATION KNOW THAT ALL MEN BY THESE PRESENTS THAT JANET DOERING has been appointed Independent Administrator of the estate of JANET G. DOERING, deceased, who died on the 3/17/2014, and is authorized to sue for and collect the personal estate of and debts due to decedent, and to perform all duties imposed on her so far as there is property and the law charges her; and to all other acts now or thereafter required of her by law.

Attorneys for Administrator 1 SE Old State Capitol Plaza Springfield, IL 62701 Telephone: 217-544-2703 Facsimile: 217-544-4664 (Published in the Herald-News on November 25, 2016 December 2, 9, 2016) 1246148


WITNESS, 10/20/2016, Clerk of the Circuit Court of the County of Will and the seal of court this 10/20/2016 IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE Pamela J. McGuire OF: MARY L. FUTTERER, Clerk of the Circuit Court Deceased. By: JLBE Case No.: 16 P 723 CERTIFICATE CLAIM NOTICE I certify that this is a copy of the letters of office now in force in the estate. Notice is given of the death of Mary (Seal of Court) L. Futterer. Letters of Office as Dated November 17, 2016 Independent Executor were issued Pamela J. McGuire on October 28, 2016 to Kathryn L. (Clerk of the Circuit Court) Schwarz, whose address is 423 N. Bernard A. Schlosser Raynor Avenue, Joliet, IL 60435, Attorney at Law, P.C. whose attorneys are WENGLER Attorney for Representative LAW FIRM, LLC, 181 N. Hammes 181 S. Bloomingdale Road Avenue, Joliet, Illinois 60435. Bloomingdale, IL 60108 630-529-1740 Claims against the estate may be (Published in the Herald-News filed in the Office of the Clerk of the November 25, 2016 December 2, Circuit Court at the Will County 9, 2016)1246013 Courthouse, 14 W. Jefferson Street, Joliet, Illinois, 60432, or with the representative, or both, on or before, the 26th day of May, 2017, PUBLIC NOTICE or if mailing or delivery of a notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE from the representative is SEVENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT required by Section 18-3 of the SANGAMON COUNTY, ILLINOIS Probate Act of 1975, the date stated in that notice. Any claim not IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE filed on or before that date is OF: LOUISE E. FUNK, barred. Copies of a Claim filed DECEASED. with the Clerk must be mailed or delivered by the claimant to the No. 2016-P-622 representative and to the attorney NOTICE TO HEIRS AND within ten (10) days after it has NOTICE BY PUBLICATION been filed. OF CLAIM DATE Notice is given of the death of LOUISE E. FUNK, of Crete, Illinois. Letters of Administration were issued on November 10, 2016, to Donald H. Funk, 4800 Eagle's Landing, Springfield, IL 62711, as Administrator of the Estate, whose attorney of record is DELANO LAW OFFICES, LLC, 1 SE Old State Capitol Plaza, Springfield, IL 62701.

Kathryn L. Schwarz, Independent Executor of the Estate of Mary L. Futterer Colleen Wengler WENGLER LAW FIRM, LLC 181 N. Hammes Avenue Joliet, Illinois 60435 (815) 730-6968

(Published in the Herald-News Notice is given to all known and on November 25, 2016 December unknown heirs of LOUISE E. FUNK 2, 9, 2016) 1246028 of the entry of the Order as set forth above and of the entry of an Order declaring Donald H. Funk as the PUBLIC NOTICE sole heir of LOUISE E. FUNK.

without court supervision, unless under Section 28-4 of the Probate Act of 1975 any interested person terminates independent administration at any time by mailing or delivering a petition to terminate to the Clerk. Claims against the estate may be filed in the Will County Circuit Clerk's office, River Justice Center, 3208 West McDonough Street, Joliet, Illinois, 60431 or with the representative, or both, on or before the 18th day of May, 2017 or if mailing or delivery of a notice from the representative is required by Sec. 18-3 of the Probate Act of 1975, the date stated in that notice. Any claim not filed on or before that date is barred. Copies of a claim filed with the clerk must be mailed or delivered by the claimant to the representative and to the attorney within ten (10) days after it has been filed. Michael A. Mattingly Attorney at Law 502 W. Mondamin Street P. O. Box 400 Minooka, Illinois 60447 Phone (815) 467-1300 ARDC #6195492 Email:

at the Forest Preserve Office until 9:00 a.m. prevailing time on December 30, 2016 for: Invasive Species Management at Romeoville Prairie, Lockport Prairie and Lockport Prairie East/Dellwood Park West Nature Preserves at which time the bids will be publicly opened and read. Bids must be submitted in accordance with the Contract Documents. Bid shall be accompanied by the proper bid security. This project generally includes invasive species management at high quality dolomite prairies; a globally-imperiled habitat type that sustains many rare, habitat restricted plant and animal species. Selective herbicide treatments will be done to control numerous invasive plant species at all three sites; Romeoville Prairie, Lockport Prairie and Lockport Prairie East/Dellwood Park West Nature Preserves. For additional information and to download Bid Documents, please visit our website at Participants must register in full to be eligible to receive addenda and to submit for the bid.

CLASSIFIED 47 /s/ Michelle Kurschner November 18, 2016 /s/ Nancy Schultz Voots County Clerk, Will County, IL (Published in the Herald-News December 2, 9, 16, 2016) 1247723

PUBLIC NOTICE Will County Clerk's Office Assumed Business Name Certificate of Registration of Ownership of Business Name of Business: On The go Automotive Certificate No.: 31150 Filed: November 18, 2016 Located at: 2825 Black Rd. Joliet Il 60435 Name(s) and residence of address (es) of the person(s) owning, conducting or transacting business: Tanner Elmore 2825 Black Rd. Joliet Il 60435 IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and Official Seal at my office in Joliet, Illinois.

A Mandatory pre-bid meeting will be held on December 14, /s/ Tanner Elmore (Published in the Herald-News 2016, 9:00 am at Sugar Creek November 18, 2016 on November 18, 25, 2016 Administration Center. December 2, 2016) 1242490 /s/ Nancy Schultz Voots Contract Documents can be County Clerk, Will County, IL obtained between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday (Published in the Herald-News PUBLIC NOTICE beginning Dec 2, 2016 from: November 25, 2016 December 2, NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Forest Preserve District of Will 9, 2016) 1246102 VILLAGE OF PLAINFIELD County, 17540 West Laraway PLAINFIELD, ILLINOIS Road, Joliet, Illinois 60433. Phone PUBLIC NOTICE - 815-727-8700. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a Will County Clerk's Office Public Hearing will be held by the The FOREST PRESERVE DISTRICT Assumed Business Name Zoning Board of Appeals of the OF WILL COUNTY reserves the right Certificate of Registration of Village of Plainfield to consider a to accept any bid or any part or variance for a fence in the corner parts or combinations thereof, to Ownership of Business side yard on the property known waive any informalities, and to as 12549 S Wingstem Street, reject any or all bids. Name of Business: in Heritage Meadows Neighborhoods 3 & 4 Subdivision, in the By Order of the Board of SMOKEY'S CARPET SERVICE Village of Plainfield, Will County, Commissioners of the Forest Illinois. Preserve District of Will County. Certificate No.: 31151 Filed: November 21, 2016 Lot 191 In Heritage Meadows (Published in the Herald-News Located at: Neighborhoods 3 & 4, Being December 2, 2016) 1247503 23636 S. 80TH AVENUE A Subdivision Of Part Of The FRANKFORT IL 60423 Southeast Quarter Of Sections 28, Township 37 North Range 9 East Name(s) and residence of address Of The Third Principal Meridian, (es) of the person(s) owning, According To The Plat Thereof conducting or transacting business: PUBLIC NOTICE Recorded August 6, 2001 As DONNA T. BOROS Document R2001-10256 In Will 23636 S. 80TH AVENUE Will County Clerk's Office County, Illinois. FRANKFORT IL 60423 Assumed Business Name Certificate of Registration of TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have Ownership of Business said hearing will be Tuesday, hereunto set my hand and Official December 20, 2016 at the Seal at my office in Joliet, Illinois. Plainfield Village Hall, 24401 W. Name of Business: Lockport Street, Plainfield, Illinois /s/ Donna T. Boros at 7:00 p.m. at which time and Creekside Place Designs November 21, 2016 place all interested parties will have the opportunity to be heard. Certificate No.: 31155 /s/ Nancy Schultz Voots Filed: November 22, 2016 County Clerk, Will County, IL Michelle Gibas Located at: VILLAGE CLERK 24153 Apple Creek Lane (Published in the Herald-News Plainfield, IL 60586 November 25, 2016 December 2, CASE NO: 1744-113016.V 9, 2016) 1246081 Name(s) and residence of address (Published in The Herald-News (es) of the person(s) owning, December 2, 2016) 1248053 conducting or transacting business: Michelle Kurschner 24153 Apple Creek Lane PUBLIC NOTICE Plainfield, IL 60586

The estate will be administered without court supervision, unless STATE OF ILLINOIS ) under 28-4 of the Probate Act, ) SS 755 ILCS 5/28-4, any interested person terminates independent COUNTY OF WILL ) administration at any time by IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE mailing or delivering a petition to TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT terminate to the Clerk. WILL COUNTY, ILLINOIS IN PROBATE Claims against the estate may be filed in the office of the Clerk In Re the Estate of Harold T. of the Circuit Court, Sangamon McCoy, Deceased. County Complex, 200 S. 9th 2016 P 000775 Street, Springfield, IL, or with the CLAIM NOTICE representative, or both, within 6 (Published in the Herald-News months of the first day that this Notice is given to creditors of November 18, 25, 2016 Notice is published, and any claim the death of Harold T. McCoy. December 2, 2016) not so filed within that period is Letters of Office were issued to barred. Copies of a claim filed Scott L. McCoy, whose address with the Clerk must be mailed or delivered to the representative and is 1108 Washington Street, PUBLIC NOTICE to the attorney within 10 days after Mendota, Illinois, Independent Executor, whose attorney of it has been filed. STATE OF ILLINOIS record is the Law Office of IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE Paul Palazzolo Michael A. Mattingly, 502 West TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT Clerk of the Circuit Court Mondamin Street, P. O. Box 400, Advertisement for Bids IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have WILL COUNTY - IN PROBATE The FOREST PRESERVE DISTRICT hereunto set my hand and Official Patrick James Smith - 02650479 Minooka, Illinois 60447. In the Matter of the Estate: JANET G. DOERING DELANO LAW OFFICES, LLC The estate will be administered OF WILL COUNTY will receive bids Seal at my office in Joliet, Illinois.

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