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mmallory@shawmedia.com JOLIET – The Forest Preserve District of Will County board approved one contract extension for a lobbying firm and held off on another. The board met Thursday morning and approved a one-year extension of an existing contract with Brent Hassert Consulting in the amount of $3,000 a month. The firm, which was first hired in 2009, works on matters at the state level. According to county documents, a few of the goals the board has laid out for the firm in 2017 include: opposing the future sweeping of dedicated funds from park, recreation, conservation and youth programs into the general fund for other projects; continuing to monitor and make

appropriate comment on the rule-making for clean construction and demolition debris legislation; and maintaining or enhancing grant funding sources and budgets for state agencies that assist the district in fulfilling its mission. The district didn’t pursue approval of an extension with Smith Dawson & Andrews, its longtime federal lobbying firm. Its current contract with Smith Dawson & Andrews expires Jan. 31, but because of a lack of active federal initiatives this year, staff recommended the board wait on a contract renewal until projects, local funding and appropriate federal programs are identified. In other news, the board approved an intergovernmental agreement that establishes the Laraway Communications Center. The forest preserve district is one

of 31 police and fire protection agencies that will join together to establish and operate the center at the new Will County Public Safety Complex, slated to open in early 2018. The consolidation of dispatching agencies is part of the state’s mandate to reduce the number of dispatch centers by 50 percent in counties of at least 250,000 but less than 1,000,000 people. Once the Laraway Communications Center opens, there will be three dispatch centers in the county instead of the existing six. The board awarded a contract to Homer Environmental LLC of Lockport – the lowest bidder – for $59,124.70 to perform overseeding at Messenger Woods Nature Preserve in Homer Glen. The board also approved two new hires – a new police officer and a planner.

Rialto Square Theatre getting back to show business, adds second Ron White act By BOB OKON

bokon@shawmedia.com JOLIET – The Rialto Square Theatre announced Thursday it is adding a second Ron White show Feb. 17 because of strong demand. Comedian Ron White is one of only three acts scheduled so far for 2017 at the Rialto, which entered the new year with an air Ron White of uncertainty after the entire governing board resigned in late December. But management company VenuWorks is booking acts and is working under an intergovernmental agreement between the city of Joliet and the Rialto that requires 30 shows lined up by June 30 to ensure $500,000 in city funding for the full year. “I’m pretty confident that we’ll be able to hit that 30 mark and then some,” Rialto interim Executive Director Timothy Berry said Thursday.

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The second Ron White show announced Thursday will be at 10 p.m. White also will perform at 7 p.m. Berry said the first show has not yet sold out, but it’s close enough that a second show was added. White is a stand-up comedian with a story-teller style whose “A Little Unprofessional” was nominated for Best Comedy Album at the 2014 Grammy Awards. He was a member of the Blue Collar Comedy Tour troupe that also included Jeff Foxworthy and Larry the Cable Guy. “Country and comedy have always been a strong suit for the Joliet market,” Berry said. “Being able to add a second show for Ron White is proof of that statement.” The first Rialto performances booked by VenuWorks, which was hired in August, were country performers Kacey Musgraves and Ronnie Milsap, both of whom appeared in December. Berry said the Rialto will look for opportunities to diversify the lineup while meeting the 30-show target set by the city. “With a challenge of 30 shows, I think

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it offers a great opportunity to expand the offerings to bring new audiences to the Rialto,” he said. Rialto management has faced criticism for not staging shows that would appeal to black, Hispanic and younger audiences. Other shows lined up this year are: Hairball, a tribute band to 1980s arena rock, on Jan. 20; and Celtic Woman, which performs Irish traditional and contemporary music, on April 27. Berry said more than 700 tickets have been sold for Hairball. Tickets for the second Ron White show go on sale Friday. They are priced at $49, $59 and $79. Tickets are available at the Rialto box office, online at Ticketmaster. com, or by phone at 800-745-3000. The management situation at the Rialto could begin to stabilize next week when Mayor Bob O’Dekirk is expected to name four new members of the board that oversees the theater and its adjacent offices. Gov. Bruce Rauner has three appointments. He made the first last week when naming local businessman Robert Filotto.

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A nurse helps a volunteer draw blood Thursday during Taylor Babec Community Blood Drive in downtown Joliet. See story on page 3. Photo by Eric Ginnard – eginnard@shawmedia.com

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Taylor Babec blood drive held in Joliet twice a year By BOB OKON

bokon@shawmedia.com JOLIET – National Blood Donor Month is held in January for a reason – actually, a few reasons. The need for blood typically rises in January while the supply of donors goes down, creating a bad combination that blood supply organizations try to counter with the month-long promotional campaign to raise awareness of the need for donations. “Giving is simple and easy,” said Jennifer Babec of Joliet, who helped organize a blood drive Thursday in downtown Joliet. “If you’re healthy, you give and it saves lives. One donation helps three people. It’s simple, and it only takes about 30 minutes.” The blood drive held Thursday is organized twice each year – once in January and once in the summer – by Babec with Heartland Blood Centers and the Will County State’s Attorney’s Office. It’s called the Taylor Babec Community Blood Drive, named after Jennifer Babec’s daughter, who needed 22 blood transfusions nine years ago as she fought lymphoma. Jennifer Babec organized a blood drive for the transfusions needed by her daughter, and she has not stopped since. “I kind of like it,” she said. “It’s kind of therapeutic in a way. People are still getting sick. People are still getting cancer. I want people who have loved ones who need blood to not have to worry about it.” Today, Taylor Babec is a freshman at Plainfield Central High School, where she plays volleyball. She often joins her mother in organizing blood drives. Jennifer Babec has lost count of the number of blood drives she’s helped organize, but she believes she’s been involved in about 1,000 donations.

Need rises in January

Donations in January are considered especially important because of the supply and demand issue, said Julie Kinsella, a blood program consultant with Heartland Blood Centers. Demand usually is up because people put off surgery until January, sometimes for insurance reasons, and the increased number of crashes on icy roads adds to the need for blood at hospitals, Kinsella said.

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ABOVE: Charlene Recio (center) shares a laugh with a nurse Thursday during the Taylor Babec Community Blood Drive in downtown Joliet. BELOW: Vials of blood sit in racks Thursday during the blood drive.

How to help TO DONATE BLOOD, CONTACT: n American Red Cross of the Illinois River Valley: 630-378-0344, www.redcross.org n Heartland Blood Centers: 1-800-7864483, www.heartlandbc.org n LifeSource: 877-543-3768, www.lifesource.org Meanwhile, supply is down because bad weather keeps people away from blood drives, she said. Winter illnesses – colds and flu – also keep donors away. Another big supply factor is winter break at high schools and colleges, whose blood drives account for 25 percent of Heartland donations, Kinsella said. The holidays interrupt blood donations. The willingness of students to donate blood can be inspiring, Kinsella said.

“When you think of those teens who are doing bad things, teens also do some really good things,” she said. Donors have to be at least 17 years

old, although 16-year-olds can donate with written permission from a parent

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Board OKs sponsorship of CSX grant application By MIKE MALLORY

mmallory@shawmedia.com JOLIET – The Will County Board approved sponsorship of a grant application by CSX Transportation. In a special meeting Thursday, called because of a Sunday deadline for the grant application, the board members voted 18-5 for the county to sponsor the application. The grant CSX is seeking is from the Illinois Commerce Commission’s Grade Crossing Protection Fund. The company is hoping to secure funding for a grade separation at a railroad crossing on Crete-Monee Road in Crete Township. The grant request requires a government sponsor, but the project itself would use no county taxpayer money. Many Crete Township residents see the application as the first hurdle for CSX to clear in order to begin plans to open an intermodal facility in the village of Crete. They also have said they see the grant sponsorship as the county endorsing another intermodal, despite traffic and pollution concerns in Elwood and Joliet. The proposed grade separation project – including work on engineering, right-of-way and construction – is estimated to cost as much as $17 million or as little as $10 million, according to county documents. CSX would provide the local financial match – 40 percent of the total project cost – at up to $6.8 million for a $17 million project. A CSX official said at a county committee meeting last week that the grant, which county officials believe has a low chance of being awarded, wouldn’t determine whether the company pursues the project or not. The intermodal has

not yet been designed. Crete Township residents voiced their displeasure with the possible intermodal Thursday and at a meeting Wednesday in Crete Township with Crete Mayor Michael Einhorn. Township residents have alleged that communication from the village to the township has been poor, given the sheer size of the proposed development and impact it would have on rural residents. County Board member Laurie Summers, D-Crete, is pushing for a regional development plan that will protect residents in situations such as this, where municipalities annex in large unincorporated areas for development. Board member Judy Ogalla, R-Monee, said the eastern part of the county has become the target for large developments such as the South Suburban Airport, Illiana Expressway, Great Lakes Basin Railroad and now this. Ogalla said Crete residents probably wouldn’t be impacted much by semitrailer traffic because the semis will use Route 394, which circumvents Crete to the east, while Beecher, to the south, will see heavy traffic with semis on Route 1. Board Minority Leader Herb Brooks Jr., D-Joliet, made a motion to table the item until next year, when CSX can apply again, and in the meantime, more fact finding can be done. The motion failed, with 17 no votes and 6 yes votes. Brooks, Summers and Ogalla received applause from residents in attendance. Residents said they’ve lost weight, had sleepless nights and seen their worlds turned upside down since finding out about the project. Some have missed work to speak out at recent public meetings.

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CSX Transportation asked Will County to sponsor a grant request to help pay for the costs of a railroad grade separation on Crete-Monee Road in Crete Township, seen in the map above. The County Board approved the request Thursday.

SHOREWOOD

Troy D-30-C names administrators to new positions The HERALD–NEWS SHOREWOOD – Two administrative positions were recently filled by the Troy School District 30-C board, effective July 1, according to a district news release. Kristin Johnson, Troy’s assessment coordinator, will be director of curriculum and assessment, replacing Daniela Fountain, who is resigning, and Jenna Woodland, the district’s educational technology coordinator, will be

director of instruction and professional development. Johnson will be responsible for providing leadership and vision in the development, selection, implementation Kristin and evaluation of the Johnson district’s pre-kindergarten through eighth-grade curricula and assessments to improve the educational achievement of students and

the professional growth of instructional staff. Johnson has a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Monmouth College and master’s degrees in eduJenna cational leadership and Woodland instruction/English as a second language from Lewis University. She is a doctoral candidate at the University of St. Francis. Woodland’s new position involves

leading the instructional programs of the district, providing support to teachers and leadership to staff development activities, and facilitating long-range technology planning to enhance student achievement. Woodland has a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Illinois State University and a master’s degree in curriculum and instruction from Olivet University. She is a doctoral candidate at the University of St. Francis.


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Police: Liquor store Joliet Catholic Academy robbed by armed teen A Tradition of Excellence in High School Education By BRIAN STANLEY

bstanley@shawmedia.com JOLIET – Police say a teen marked his 17th birthday Thursday by robbing a Joliet liquor store. At 9:33 a.m. the boy entered Consumer Liquors, 2352 Glenwood Ave., while holding a black handgun, Joliet Chief of Police Brian Benton said. “He demanded money from the register and also took cigarettes and alcohol, then fled,” Benton said. “The clerk began to follow him in his own vehicle while he called 911.” The robber was tracked to apartment buildings near Walsh Way, but the teen fled when he spotted the police and a

foot pursuit began, Benton said. The boy ran to the 2500 block of Cassie Drive, where he was taken into custody. “He was carrying a large sum of money, and officers [later] found a gun in the common area of the apartment building where they first saw him,” Benton said. The teen was arrested on charges of armed robbery, unlawful use of a weapon, unauthorized possession of a firearm and unauthorized possession of ammunition. He was booked into the River Valley Juvenile Detention Center. Police records indicate the suspect turned 17 years old Thursday. “Part of our investigation will backtrack to find out where he obtained the gun,” Benton said.

Joliet barbecue restaurant damaged in grease fire By BRIAN STANLEY

bstanley@shawmedia.com JOLIET – A grease fire closed a downtown Joliet rib restaurant Thursday. Joliet Fire Department Battalion Chief Jeff Carey said that shortly before 11 a.m. the owner of Chicago Style Ribs, 221 N. Chicago St., started the large charcoal barbecue pit for the day’s cooking. “The pit has a grease hood system and when he started it to get the meat going, the grease melted onto the charcoal pit,” Carey said. “He tried to extinguish it, but was unsuccessful and called us.” The owner, the only person in the restaurant, was able to escape without

“He tried to extinguish it, but was unsuccessful and called us.” Jeff Carey

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injury. The blaze caused about $60,000 in damage to the kitchen area before it was put out. The fire rekindled about 4:30 p.m. and had to be extinguished a second time. Carey said the Will County Health Department inspected the rib restaurant Thursday afternoon and determined all of the meat would have to be thrown away. According to fire officials’ reports, the business had a grease cleaning scheduled for next week.

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It doesn’t seem possible that you have been gone for 10 years. God has you in His arms we have you in our hearts. We know you’re in heaven with dad, mom & Linda. We have wonderful loving memories, until we meet again.

Love, Ruth Ann, Ron & Family

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Teacher charged with putting ‘revenge porn’ online By BRIAN STANLEY

bstanley@shawmedia.com MOKENA – A Lockport Township High School teacher was arrested Monday for allegedly posting “revenge porn” photos of a former girlfriend online. Stephen W. Soderborg, 28, of Mokena was charged with one misdemeanor count of nonconsensual dissemina- Stephen W. Soderborg tion of sexual images. On Nov. 30, 2015, a then-27-year-old woman contacted police after learning photos of her had been put on an amateur sex website without her permission, according to Will County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Kathy Hoffmeyer. “He said he took them offline. De-

tectives got a search warrant for the cellphone and a school laptop [belonging to] her ex-boyfriend,” Hoffmeyer said. Hoffmeyer said computer forensic examinations were performed last year and police received a warrant for Soderborg’s arrest last week. Soderborg was booked into the Will County Jail Monday and released later that day after posting $20,000 bond. Soderborg is a science teacher at Lockport Township High School, according to the district website. “[The district] has just become aware of this situation and we have started an internal investigation,” district spokeswoman Kim Brehm said Thursday. Brehm confirmed Soderborg still is employed by the district, but said she could not comment on his teaching status.

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evidence. • Andrew T. Stefanu, 47, of the 300 block of North Richmond Street in Westmont, was arrested by Braidwood police Tuesday on a charge of drug possession. • Norman M. Vereecke, 23, of the 500 block of North Shabbona Street in Coal City, was arrested by Lockport police Tuesday on a charge of driving with a suspended license. • Detrion M. Anderson, 22, of the 200 block of Anderson Avenue in Joliet, was arrested by Joliet police Wednesday on charges of armed robbery, aggravated robbery, unauthorized possession or use of a firearm and unauthorized possession of a weapon. • Willard W. May, 38, of the 2100 block of Belmont Avenue in Joliet, was arrested by Joliet police Wednesday on charges of drug possession.

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conservation was the wood duck conservation project. Smith said the children first learned about the wood duck, and then built an actual nest box for the wood duck and then put this experience into real-life application. “We go out on the waterways in Illinois to establish the wood duck boxes, which gives kids places to go and observe. This teaches conservation, education and then also gives the duck a place to live,” Smith said. What makes T.E.A.C.H. Outdoors unique was how it allows the child to experience the outdoors at no costfor the event or equipment, if needed. Smith said if a kid wants to fish, but is without a pole, they will get him a pole, or if he wants to camp and doesn’t have a tent, they will provide a tent and take it with them. But, Smith said the teaching and experience goes beyond the day of the event. “We make it happen. Parents can

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MORRIS – Last year, while at a fishing derby, Jim Smith of Morris witnessed two young girls who had never fished before learn the basics of the sport and catch their first fish. What was even better was the fact that their grandfather, who brought them to the derby, had never fished before either and now all three are hooked on the sport. “It does my heart good when I see a kid who didn’t have the opportunity to fish catch their first fish, or have parents come up to us and thank us because their kid has never had so much fun,” Smith said. One year ago, Smith and six other board members began an outdoor program for children called T.E.A.C.H. Outdoors. The name stands for tradition, education, adventure, conservation and habitat. The mission of T.E.A.C.H Outdoors was to get children outside, pass along

outdoor values and teach the conservation and ethics of being an outdoor person. The nonprofit organization hosts eight to 10 free events each year which consist of fishing derbies, campouts, hunter safety and ethics classes, wood duck conservation, habitat projects, nature walks and duck calling. Smith, president of T.E.A.C.H. Outdoors, said the biggest push has been the fishing derbies because it introduces children to a relatively easy outdoor activity. “The derbies provide an introduction to the outdoors and it’s an easy, nonhazardous, family-oriented event out in the sun, with picnics and relaxation,” Smith said. Smith said being outdoors is important for children these days, especially because of the influx of technology, and fishing can be a great way to build up a child. “Fishing teaches confidence, the adventurer edge, an ‘I know I can’ attitude, builds charisma, knowledge

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OBITUARIES JOHN BALLENGER John Ballenger died peacefully of cancer at the Joliet Area Community Hospice Home on January 7, 2017 at the age of 54. John was an honest, caring person, who had an amazing talent and passion for cultivating plants. He struggled with depression and alcoholism, which held him back for most of his life. John attended St. Mary Magdalene Grade School and graduated from Joliet East High School. He is survived and missed by his siblings, Louis, Barbara, Jean, Kenneth and Raymond. George Gandy, our cousin, was most helpful to John for many years. Preceded in death by his parents, Louis and Laureen Ballenger. John’s body was cremated. There will be a visitation at the Blackburn-Giegerich-Sonntag Funeral Home, from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday January 14, 2017.

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Born: December 18, 1937; in Crest Hill, IL Died: January 4, 2017; in Marion, IN Robert E. “Blaze” Blazekovich, 79, of Marion, IN, formerly of Minooka and Crest Hill, IL, passed away on Wednesday, January 4, 2017, at York Place Assisted Living Facility; Marion, IN. Robert is survived by his loving wife, Elaine K. (nee Padovich); whom he married on August 11, 1956; his son, Dr. Robert M. (Diana) Blazekovich, DDS, Marion, IN; grandchildren, Steven R. (Liz) Blazekovich, Indianapolis, IN and Rachel A. Blazekovich, LDH, Carmel, IN; sisters-in-law, Trudy Kaiser and Gloria Blazekovich; as well as several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Robert was born in his Crest Hill, Illinois home on December 18, 1937 to the late Matthew and Christine (Rehorich) Blazekovich. In addition to his parents, Robert was preceded in death by his infant twin sons, Matthew and Fredrick Blazekovich; his brothers, Joseph, Michael, Anthony and John Blazekovich; and his sisters, Rose Klen and Helen Chester. Robert was a 1955 graduate of Lockport Township High School. He worked as a Central Office Technician for Illinois Bell / Ameritech in Plainfield, IL retiring in 1994 after 38 years of service. Following his retirement, Robert worked at J&M Printing in Crest Hill, IL. He was a member of IBEW Local #336, Club 66 and the Croatian Cultural Club. He played gold and silver league fast pitch softball for several years, and enjoyed golfing, especially at Inwood Golf Course in Joliet where he scored his first and only hole in one. Robert was also an avid Green Bay Packers fan. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Poor Clare’s Annunciation Monastery, 6200 Minooka Rd., Minooka, IL 60447. A Celebration of Robert’s life will begin on Saturday, January 14, 2017 with a Mass of Christian

Burial at St. Anne Catholic Church, 1800 Dearborn Street, Crest Hill, IL at 10:00AM. Interment to follow at St. Mary Nativity Catholic Cemetery. Relatives and friends are invited to meet at the Church. There will be no services at the funeral home. Obituary and Tribute Wall for Robert E. Blazekovich at www.tezakfuneralhome.com or for information, 815-722-0524. Arrangements entrusted to:

ALAN EDWARD BORDERS Alan Edward Borders, age 64, passed away Tuesday January 10, 2017 at Lexington Healthcare Center in Orland Park, late of Lockport. Alan retired in 2011 from Pepperidge Farms after 30 years of service. He is survived by his children, Alana (Wayne) Vermeulen, Amanda Borders, Edward Borders and Robert (fiancée Maria Patino) Borders; sister, Sandra (the late Brad) Nairn; granddaughter, Alyssa Vermeulen; mother-in-law, Anne Hummel; sister-in-law’s, Linda (Ken) Porter, Patty (Greg) Tarver, Terri (Roger Staudohar) Hummel and Diana (Ken) Oboikovitz; also numerous nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents, Edward and Phyllis Borders. Visitation Sunday from 3:00 to 9:00 pm at Anderson Memorial Chapel, 606 Townhall Dr. in Romeoville. Funeral Monday, January 16, 2017 8:30 am from the funeral home chapel to St. Andrew Catholic Church for a 9:00 am Mass. Interment to follow Chapel Hill Garden South Cemetery. (www.AndersonMemorialHomes.com) (815) 886-2323

JULIA BROWN Julia Brown, age 86 passed away peacefully Wednesday, December 28, 2016 at Salem Village Nursing Home. Cremation rites have been accorded under the direction and care of Minor-Morris Funeral Home and a Memorial Service will be held at Gods Gathering Place Christian Fellowship (formally known as Truth Tabernacle), located at 1220 Pawnee Street, Joliet, IL 60433 on Sunday, January 15, 2017 at 3:00 p.m.

LUTHER E. DAVIS JR. Luther E. Davis Jr., age 77 passed away Wednesday January 11, 2017 at his residence in Lockport, formerly of Romeoville. He is survived by his loving wife, Hazel Davis; sons, Ron (Ruth) Finney, James Wilson and Steven (Lillian) Davis; sister, Dolly (the late James) Hargrove; nine grandchildren; four great grand-

children; also numerous nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents, Luther and Henrietta Davis; also a brother, Taylor (Annette) Davis; and a sister, Frances (Robert) Billings. Visitation Saturday, January 14, 2017 from 9:00 am until the time of service 11:00 am at Anderson Memorial Chapel, 606 Townhall Dr. in Romeoville. Interment to follow Resurrection Cemetery in Romeoville. (www.AndersonMemorialHomes.com) (815) 886-2323

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Bonnie M. Disera (nee Furman), age 82, of Joliet, passed away after a long courageous battle with cancer and dementia on January 11, 2017 at the Joliet Area Community Hospice Home surrounded by her loving family. Bonnie was born in Joliet and was a lifelong area resident. Survived by her three loving children, William “Billy” Disera, Carrie Disera-Crawford (Ronald Jr.) and Dr. Lanette Disera-Geissler (Douglas); three grandchildren, Caitlyn and Megan Crawford, Jack Geissler; cousins; nieces; and lifetime friend, Jean Reinhardt. Preceded in death by her loving husband, William “Bill” Disera of 54 years; her parents, Antone and Barbara Furman (nee Bosnak); and her sister, Loretta Pruitt. Bonnie enjoyed a 40-year career in real estate. She specialized in helping first time buyers and sellers and providing excellent customer service. She began her career with Johnson Realty. Shortly after, she was offered a sales position with Bell Realty where she spent 18 years and became one of Will County’s top real estate agents. In 1990, she started her own firm, Disera Realty, where she enjoyed continued success serving thousands of clients for the next 20 years. She was recipient of numerous sales awards and accolades from the Illinois Realtor’s Association and various Title Companies. Bonnie loved cooking homemade Italian dishes for her family and friends. She also enjoyed shopping with her daughters and grandchildren and attending their curricular activities. She was a lifetime parishioner of St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church. Special thanks to her son, Billy; her caregiver, for his years of devotional care; Dr. Kishor Ajmere, her primary physician; and the Joliet Area Community Hospice Home. Funeral Services for Bonnie M. Disera will be held Tuesday, January 17, 2017 at the Fred C. Dames Funeral Home, 3200 Black at Essington Roads, Joliet, IL beginning with family reflections and a prayer service at 9:00 a.m. to St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church, 18 Woodlawn Ave., Joliet, IL for Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. Enshrinement to follow at Resurrection Mausoleum, Romeoville, IL. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in her memory directed to the Joliet Area Community Hospice, St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church, 18 Woodlawn Ave., Joliet IL., the Alzheimer’s Association, 850 Essington Rd., Suite 200, Joliet,

William L. Guimond, age 68, of Reddick, IL, passed away Tuesday, January 10, 2017 at Bickford of Bourbonnais in Bourbonnais, IL. Arrangements by R.W. Patterson Funeral Homes, Ltd. & Crematory, 815-458-2336 www.rwpattersonfuneralhomes.com

DAVID S. JAMESON SR. David S. Jameson Sr. “Dave” age 94, of Joliet, passed away peacefully Tuesday, January 10, 2017 at the Joliet Area Community Hospice Home. Born in Chicago, living in the Romeoville - Joliet area since 1966. He retired from the Container Corporation after 20 years of service. Dave was a United States Army Veteran serving in WW II. A life member of the Lockport American Legion John Olson Post #18 and the VFW; member of Local #399 Stationary Engineers Union. Dave loved playing horseshoes and riding his bicycle, but his greatest joy was spending time with his family and friends. Preceded in death by his wife, Margaret (Schneider) Jameson; sons, Robert and John (Marlene, deceased) Jameson; his parents, Albert and Anna (Bentley) Jameson; and several brothers and sisters. Survived by his five loving sons, David Jr. (Karen), Joseph (Deborah), Richard (Bernice), Roger (Donna) and Stephen (Therese) Jameson; daughter-in law, Sharon Jameson; 13 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, January 17, 2017, 10:00 A.M. in the O’NEIL FUNERAL HOME CHAPEL, 1105 E. 9TH ST. (159TH ST.), LOCKPORT with Deacon Rob Weierman officiating. Interment Resurrection Cemetery, Romeoville. Visitation Monday, January 16, 2017 from 4:00 P.M to 7:00 P.M. Family and friends can sign the online guest book or to attain directions at: www.oneilfuneralhome.com.

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OBITUARIES ROBERT M. KANE, D.D.S

CHRISTOPHER LEE KOCOUREK

fishing. He will be remembered for his caring heart, and always being there to help others. Surviving are his father, Timothy Kocourek of Plainfield; his mother and stepfather, Lynn and Will Klinger of Oak Creek, WI; one sister, Jaclynn Kocourek of St. Charles; two brothers, Lee (Michele) Kocourek of Joliet, and Michael Herring of Plainfield; one nephew, Brayden Kocourek; one niece, Leah Kocourek; grandparents, Ronald and Charlotte Kocourek; and several aunts and uncles. He was preceded by grandparents, Walter and Helen Trueblood. Visitation for Christopher Kocourek will be held Saturday, January 14, 2017 from 12:00 NOON until time of services at 4:00 p.m. Cremation rites will be accorded following services and interment will be private. For more information, please call (815) 741-5500 or visit his Memorial Tribute at www.fredcdames.com

Born: November 18, 1992 Died: January 10, 2017

Christopher Lee Kocourek, age 24, of Plainfield, passed away suddenly, Tuesday, January 10, 2017. Born November 18, 1992 in Downer’s Grove, and attended Plainfield Central High School. For several years he owned and operated Kocourek Landscaping. Chris was an avid Chicago Blackhawks and Chicago Cubs fan, and also enjoyed hunting and

nooka; Uncle Wally Wojciechowski of Illinois; Uncle Gary and Aunt Denise Wheeler of TX.; nieces and nephew, Madeline, Savannah and John III; cousins, Wally and Alana Wojciechowski and Amy Wheeler. Also survived by Great Uncle and Great Aunt Robert and Dorothy Pluckebaum who were like her grandparents. Preceded in death by her maternal and paternal grandparents, Richard & Margaret Press and Walter & Lorraine Wojciechowski. Tara loved going to Disney World, ocean cruising, camping, boating and golf carting. She enjoyed being around and watching people. She especially loved watching her nieces and nephew playing, they always made her laugh. Dad and mom will greatly miss their beautiful Angel. Services for Tara Press will be 1:00 pm Saturday, January 14, 2017 at Forsythe Gould Funeral Home. Manhattan, IL. The family will receive friends from 10:30 am until time of service. Memorials in Tara’s name to the Joliet Area Community Hospice would be most appreciated.

TARA PRESS Tara Press, age 38, late of Joliet, died peacefully in her sleep with her parents at Winter Haven, FL., on Sunday, January 1, 2017. She is survived by her parents, John and Tina Press; one brother, John (Jennifer) Press of Mi-

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Charles Eggers

February 4, 1935 – January 13, 2014

We remember you like this With children on your knee Playing Santa for the kids. All gathered ‘round the tree. Always ready with a joke And yet a heart of gold The day that God created you He threw away the mold. You’ll never be forgotten You’re always in our hearts Until the day we meet again Never again to part. Love, All of Us

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Robert M. Kane, D.D.S, age 78, peacefully with his family by his side, Tuesday, January 10, 2017. Born in Joliet and a lifelong resident. Dr. Bob Kane was a graduate of St. Patrick’s Grade School and Joliet Catholic High School Class of 1956. He attended Loyola University’s Dental School and graduated with the Class of 1966. He served in the U.S Marine Corps Reserves. Bob was a man of great faith who wanted to share his gifts in many ways in addition to dentistry. He volunteered as a dentist at Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota, Honduras, and Peru. He served on the board for the Will County Jail Ministry. Survived by brother, Dr. Thomas Kane; and sister, Mary Cele (Jim) Doyle; adored uncle to Jim Kane, Pat Kane, Ann Piercy, Jennifer Howard, Julie Okruhlica, Mitch Kane, John Kane, Tim Kane, Michael Kane, Ryan Doyle, Tom Doyle, Megan Clark, Mike Doyle, Colleen Farrar, Bridget Doyle, Patrick Doyle, Sarah Kuehl, Mary Mudron, Joe Kane, Tom Kane, Erin LeRoy, Sheila Short, Maureen Smith and Kathleen Kane; in addition to 53 great-nieces and great-nephews; dear friend of Dr. George and Marge Osterberger, Fr. Jack Welch, Mr. John Roach and many others. Pre-

ceded in death by his parents, John Joseph and Cecelia Kane; and brothers, Jack, Jim (Bing), Bill, Dick, Jerry; sister-in-laws, Ann, Rita and Merrily. Funeral services for Robert M. Kane will be Saturday, January 14, 2017, at Holy Family Catholic Church for a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m. Interment Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Memorials in his memory to the Society of Mt. Carmel; Darien, IL would be appreciated. For more information, please call 815-741-5500 or visit his Memorial Tribute at www.fredcdames.com.

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CHICAGO – A 22-year-old central Illinois man who was arrested and detained after posting online pictures of himself burning an American flag has filed a federal lawsuit seeking to have the state’s flag desecration law declared unconstitutional. Such state laws are already invalid after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled separately, in 1989 and 1990, that flag burning and other forms of damage are constitutionally protected free speech. However, dozens of states still have the laws. Police in Urbana used Illinois’ flag desecration law to arrest local resident Bryton Mellott on July 4 of last year. He said he carefully planned his demonstration to protest racial discrimination, poverty and other injustices, and then posted six photographs of his actions on Facebook.

The posts, which generated hundreds of comments, led police officers to arrest Mellott while he worked at Wal-Mart and detain him for several hours. He was released without being charged. Mellott, who is being represented by the American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois, discussed the lawsuit at a news conference Thursday in Champaign, a day after the lawsuit was filed. “Open dissent is the highest form of American patriotism,” Mellott said, according to a copy of his remarks. “And it was a frightening display of irony that on the Fourth of July, I should be taken from my workplace to sit in a county jail for exercising this liberty.” Arrests for flag desecration are rare. Still, experts said states have been reluctant to repeal such laws either because it’s politically unpalatable

“It’s very clear that this law is unconstitutional and we want to make sure that in the future, Illinois law enforcement officers know that they cannot arrest people under this statute.” Rebecca Glenberg ACLU attorney

or it hasn’t been a priority. About 40 states have flag desecration laws and only a handful have changed them. Wisconsin’s flag desecration law was knocked down by the state Supreme Court in the 1990s and removed. Missouri’s was repealed effective this month, after a long court battle prompted by a similar lawsuit. President-elect Donald Trump re-

cently said that anyone who burns an American flag should face “consequences,” such as jail or a loss of citizenship, despite the Supreme Court determinations. The lawsuit, filed late Wednesday, names several police officers. Urbana police have said they arrested Mellott to protect him from possible backlash from the online posts. An Urbana Police Department spokesman did not return a message seeking comment. An attorney for the ACLU said one of their main goals is to provide clarity for authorities. “It’s very clear that this law is unconstitutional and we want to make sure that in the future, Illinois law enforcement officers know that they cannot arrest people under this statute,” ACLU attorney Rebecca Glenberg said. Mellott also seeks unspecified damages.

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ELMER LORAINE RUBSAM Born: February 19, 1934 Died: January 10, 2017

Elmer Loraine Rubsam was born, February 19, 1934, to John and Rosa Rubsam in Newton, IL and passed away on January 10, 2017. He will be remembered for his work ethic, faith in God, passion for gardening, and love of family. Forever a kind and generous man, he was a volunteer for many organizations such as Day Break Shelter. He was on his feet at every party and event making sure that everyone else was taken care of, his way of showing family and friends how much he loved them. He served in the United States Army (Korea). Once he returned, he moved to Joliet to find work. He worked at Caterpillar for 27 years. On Thanksgiving Day in 1960, he married the love of his life, Marilyn Ochs and spent every day doing anything he could to make her happy, even when he did not quite understand her fancy. This included square dancing, line dancing, planting flowers, biking and traveling. Left to celebrate his life and memories are his wife, Marilyn; children, Nancy (Dave) Timm, Joliet, IL, Janice Mallaney, Joliet, IL, Judy Rubsam, Joliet, IL, Michael (Barbara Vari), Marietta, GA, Carol (Don) Confiliano, Montgomery, IL, Mark (Michelle Oerkfitz), Crystal Lake, IL. He was an amazing grandfather to beautiful grandchildren: Stacy, Rachel (fiancé Alfred

Postell), Rita & Joseph Timm, Tonya Quick, Samantha Mallaney, Melissa (David) Dudley, Madeline & Noah Confiliano, Nathan & Abbygail Rubsam, and three great-grandchildren: Camryn, Allison & Bryson Postell. Elmer joins in Heaven his parents, John and Rosa Rubsam; parents-in-love, Boniface and Bernice Ochs; brothers, Oscar (Dorothy), Walter (Doris Jean), Robert (Marilyn Stewart); sisters, Bernadette (Bill) Watkins, Rosemary (Ron, surviving) Schopp; and in-laws, Marcella (Dewey) Poland; and godchild, Phyllis Jean Dietrich. Surviving siblings, Victor, Gertrude Ann (Ron) Russo, Donald (Carolyn), Charlene (John, deceased) Westendorf, Carolyn (Damon, deceased) Walters; his in-laws, Antoinette (Larry) Dietrich, Cletus Ochs, Thelma (Jim) Muhs, Linda (Dale) Collins, Ben (Nancy) Ochs, Jane (David) Grubb, Ed (Peggy) Ochs, David Ochs; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. He will be missed by his four-legged friends, Hazel, Bandit, Beau, Jeff, Piglet, Roo, Macie, Dillon & Spider. In lieu of flowers, donations in Elmer’s name to Joliet Area Community Hospice, Will County 4-H Foundation, or Day Break Shelter would be appreciated. A Celebration of Elmer’s life will begin on Monday, January 16, 2017, with prayers in the funeral home chapel at 9:10 a.m. then driving in procession to St. Dennis Catholic Church in Lockport for a Mass of Christian Burial to be held at 10:00 a.m. Interment to follow at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood. Visitation will be on Sunday, January 15, 2017 at Tezak Funeral Home, 1211 Plainfield Road, Joliet from 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Obituary and Tribute Wall for Elmer L. Rubsam at www.tezakfuneralhome.com or for informa-

tion, 815-722-0524. Arrangements entrusted to:

JAMES G. SRYGLER SR. James G. Srygler Sr., age 85, of New Lenox, formerly of Joliet, passed away Thursday, January 12, 2017 at his home. He is survived by his loving family; wife, Margaret (nee Hicks) Srygler; children, Robert (Nancy) Srygler, James (Cynthia) Srygler Jr. and Debbie (Chris) Carpenter; grandchildren, Rob, Steve, Dave (Anolda), Mike and Matt Srygler and Danny Carpenter; great grandchildren, Izabela, Brandon and Jaidon Srygler. He was a Lieutenant for the Will County Sheriffs Department for 25 years and a veteran of the U.S. Army serving in Korea. Family will receive friends at Kurtz Memorial Chapel 102 E. Francis Rd, New Lenox on Sunday, January 15, 2017 from 2:00pm to 6:00pm. Funeral service on Monday, January 16, 2017 at 11:00AM in the funeral home chapel. Interment Elmhurst Cemetery, Joliet, IL. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to Joliet Area Community Hospice would be appreciated. For info. www.kurtzmemorialchapel.com or 815-485-3700 for info.

DALE UNDERWOOD SR.

Born: January 25, 1936; in Wilmington, IL Died: January 11, 2017; in Joliet, IL Dale Underwood Sr., age 80 of Wilmington, passed away peacefully Wednesday morning, January 11, 2017 at Salem Village Nursing and Rehabilitation in Joliet. Born January 25, 1936 in Wilmington, Dale was the son of the late Fred and Ruth (Wright) Underwood. After school Dale went on to work in production with the U.S. Steel Industry for 25 years until retirement. He was also a member of the Wilmington Moose Lodge #241 and was a devoted St. Louis Cardinals fan. Survivors include his son, Dale (Meg) Underwood Jr. of Joliet; two grandchildren, Monica and Dan Underwood; and his best friend of forty years, Wilma Loucks. He was preceded in death by his parents. Private family visitation and graveside services will beheld, and Dale will be laid to rest in Essex North Cemetery. Preferred memorial may be made as gifts in Dale’s memory to a charity of the donor’s choosing. Family and friends may sign the guestbook, upload photographs or share Dale’s memorial page by logging onto www.BaskervilleFuneral.com. Funeral services and arrangements have been made under the direction and care of Baskerville Funeral Home in Wilmington. (815-476-2181)

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NATION & WORLD BRIEFS Baltimore reaches deal to reform policing

cause and sent the case back to the lower court for a new hearing on the issue. In her ruling, BALTIMORE – More than a year and a half after the Justice Mizdol also refused a request from Christie’s attorneys to Department launched an investigation into discriminatory dismiss the citizen’s complaint policing practices in Baltimore, entirely. The complaint, filed by former the city’s police department Teaneck firefighter William on Thursday agreed to a set of Brennan, accuses Christie of sweeping, court-enforceable failing to act to reopen the lanes reforms designed to repair the that were ordered closed in an systemic problems that have alleged political revenge plot long plagued the agency. The Justice Department agree- to punish a mayor who didn’t endorse Christie in 2013. ment mandates changes in the most fundamental aspects Visa-free path for Cubans of daily police work, including who make it to U.S. ends stops, searches and arrests. WASHINGTON – President The consent decree marks Barack Obama announced the culmination of months of Thursday he is ending a longnegotiations with the federal standing immigration policy that government and is meant to correct constitutional violations allows any Cuban who makes it to U.S. soil to stay and become a identified in a scathing report legal resident. released last year. The repeal of the “wet foot, dry foot” policy is effective imNew hearing ordered in complaint against Christie mediately. The decision follows NEWARK, N.J. – A New Jersey months of negotiations focused in part on getting Cuba to agree judge on Thursday ordered to take back people who had a new hearing on a criminal arrived in the U.S. misconduct complaint against Republican Gov. Chris Christie in The Cuban government praised the move. In a statement read the George Washington Bridge lane-closing scandal, ruling that on state TV, it called the signing of the agreement “an important a lower court wrongly found step in advancing relations” probable cause for the case to between the U.S. and Cuba that proceed. “aims to guarantee normal, safe State Superior Court Judge Bonnie Mizdol reversed the mu- and ordered migration.” – Wire reports nicipal court finding of probable

FBI’s actions before election to be probed By KEN THOMAS

The Associated Press WASHINGTON – In yet another aftershock from the chaotic presidential campaign, the Justice Department inspector general opened an investigation Thursday into department and FBI actions before the election, including whether FBI Director James Comey followed established policies in the email investigation of Hillary Clinton. Democrats have blamed Comey’s handling of the inquiry into Clinton’s use of a private email server, and his late-October public letter about the case, in part for her loss to Republican Donald Trump. Workers are now putting final touches on preparations for next week’s Inauguration Day festivities, and the new probe will not change the election results. But it revives questions of whether the FBI took actions that might have influenced the outcome. Inspector General Michael Horowitz, the department’s internal watchdog, will direct the investigation, which comes in response to requests from members of Congress and the public. Comey said he was pleased about the review and the FBI would cooperate fully with the inspector general. “I hope very much he is able to share his conclusions and observations with the public because everyone will benefit from thoughtful evaluation and transparency regarding this matter,” he said in a statement. Robby Mook, who served as Clinton’s campaign manager, said it had raised concerns when Comey commented on the investigation and said the release of his letters in the days before the election was “extremely destruc-

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FBI Director James Comey testifies Tuesday on Capitol Hill in Washington. The Justice Department’s Inspector General Michael Horowitz said he will launch an investigation into the Justice Department and FBI’s actions in the months leading up to the 2016 election. tive and ended up amounting to nothing whatsoever.” “It’s a troubling pattern that the FBI seems to have chosen a horse in this election, and we welcome this investigation so this doesn’t happen again,” Mook said. During a Senate Intelligence Committee briefing on Russian hacking, Comey was pressed by lawmakers of his handling of the investigation. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W. Va., said Comey “defended it very well ... he put the facts out there, and hindsight being 20/20, he said these are the facts I had to deal with, and these are the decisions I made, I’m sorry if someone takes offense.” “He explained to us that he was faced with two decisions – one with very bad consequences and the other with disastrous consequences,” said Sen. Tom Carper, D-Del. “He chose what he thought was the less harmful consequences to our country.” Horowitz’s office is one of many independent investigative bodies designed to oversee the conduct of federal departments and agencies. They most commonly seek to ferret out misconduct and

fraud in the department or among its contractors. Investigating an agency’s top leadership is a rare, but not unheard of, occurrence. One part of the review will concern Comey’s news conference last July in which he said the FBI would not recommend charges against Clinton for her use of a private email system during her tenure as secretary of state. Trump repeatedly criticized that practice, contending it put national security secrets at risk. Trump also declared at raucous rallies during the campaign that he would seek a special prosecutor to investigate Clinton and that she would be in jail if he were elected. But he said after the election that he did not intend to seek a new investigation of her. Comey, during his announcement in the summer, broke protocol when he chastised Clinton and her aides as “extremely careless” in their email practices. It’s highly unusual for federal law enforcement officials to discuss a criminal case that ends without charges being filed.


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It’s time for U.S. to install universal health care

ing and in general a contraction of the health sector, including the insurance companies. To the Editor: The Republicans plan to gut, fil- We are a rich country and can let and eviscerate the Affordable afford universal health care for a Care Act has these elements: tax healthy and productive population. This is not 1900. credits for everyone including the poor, health savings Thomas Cechner accounts for everyone includLockport ing the poor, more insurance company competition, which is Another year, still fine except the poor don’t have no Illinois budget any money. To the Editor: So then we get sick poor peoSpringfield moves into 2017 ple, unable to work, their educa- and still without a balanced tion wasted, unable to support budget. their families, bankruptcies, Oh me, Oh my! decline in life expectancy, more Woefully not right. economic dislocation, hospitals and doctors getting stiffed and Raymond F. Stoiber not paid, drug companies suffer- Joliet

Hospitals are penalized for harming patients Anyone facing a hospital stay for themselves or a family member should look at new data the government released right before Christmas showing that it penalized 769 of the nation’s hospitals for having high rates of patient injuries. The monetary penalties – a reduction for the year in their reimbursement for treating Medicare patients – do bite. Larger teaching hospitals could lose as much as $1 million or more. This is the third year the government has penalized hospitals in an effort to prevent avoidable patient deaths in hospitals, which emerged as a big issue about 18 years ago. This year, the government added injuries caused by MRSA and C diff infections to their list of other harmful conditions patients contract in a hospital such as urinary tract and surgical site infections resulting from hysterectomies and colon procedures. MRSA – a staphylococcus bacterium – can cause pneumonia and bloodstream infections. C diff is a bacterium that can multiply in the gut when patients are taking other antibiotics to kill other germs. While some facilities such as those serving children and psychiatric patients and critical care hospitals are exempt from penalties, this year’s data show that more than 200 facilities, including some of the nation’s most well-known hospitals, have the dubious distinction of being on the

VIEWS Trudy Lieberman government’s penalty list for all three years. They include the Cleveland Clinic, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles, Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago and Boston’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital. The message for patients: A hospital’s TV advertising campaign for its great cancer care may obscure significant safety issues. Have penalties and other harm reduction initiatives made hospital care safer? This time 347 hospitals penalized last year are not on the bad-guy list, which shows that some are paying attention. But hospital injuries have not vanished. The federal Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality said there were 3.8 million hospital injuries last year. That translates to 115 injuries per 1,000 patient stays. Antibiotic-resistant bacteria infect about 2 million people annually. One quarter of a million cases occur in hospitals. I wanted to know why more progress hasn’t been made. While the new government data reflect improvements at many hospitals, why is there still

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such a long way to go? I called Lisa Mc- inform their decisions about where to Giffert, the head of Consumers Union’s go for care when they have a choice. Safe Patient Project, who has been a McGiffert advises looking at how your leading voice since 2004 to bring attenhospital compares to similar facilities. tion to infections and medical errors. Look for improvement. She told me there’s been a signifiIf a hospital was penalized the first cant shift in the way hospitals view in- or second year of the program but not fections. Twelve years ago, they used this year, that indicates it could be seto say they were not preventable. rious about safety. Also look to see if a “Now, most people in health care facility’s scores are moving in the right believe most infections are,” she said. direction. If the numbers show they are In the early days of her campaign, not performing as well on some dimengovernment agencies such as the sion as they previously were, patients Centers for Disease Control and Preneed to ask why. vention were reluctant to back public Some states and some hospitals reporting of hospital mistakes and oth- are using other strategies. Illinois and er data to help patients. Now they supCalifornia, for example, have passed port it. Still, she said, “what I am most legislation that requires hospitals to frustrated about is the lack of urgency screen for MRSA when patients are adin the country and at the agencies for mitted. Some hospitals have stewardeliminating these infections. They are ship programs to address the overuse aware of them, but there’s not a sense of antibiotics, which contributes to of urgency to stop them.” The financial penalties levied by the drug resistance. To start learning about your hospiMedicare agency have made a signiftal, consult the government’s Hospital icant difference because they get the Compare website, www.medicare.gov/ hospital CEO’s attention. Unless the CEO is involved, change is not going to hospitalcompare/search.html. Follow the prompts to find the hospital you are happen. looking for and then search the tabs for But the penalties along with the en“complications.” This will let you look tire program to eliminate hospital-acat actual numbers to help you see how quired conditions were authorized your hospital is doing. under the Affordable Care Act. They could be in jeopardy if the law is re• What experience have you had pealed. Some hospitals probably would with patient harm in a hospital? Write be happy if they disappeared. to Trudy at trudy.lieberman@gmail. Patients need to make use of the com. data that is available and study it to


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RECORD BROWN & GOLD Retired Cubs catcher Ross captivates large audience at USF VIEWS Dick Goss Dave Laketa, director of athletics at the University of St. Francis, said he had no doubt how special Wednesday night would be – for USF and the Joliet community. “I knew it would be an incredible night from the time when he first stepped into my office,” Laketa said, referring to recently retired Cubs catcher David Ross, the guest speaker at the 40th annual Brown & Gold Night, the major annual fundraiser for the USF Athletic Department. A record-shattering crowd of 900 (the previous Brown & Gold record was 740 for Mike Ditka in 2007) filled the Pat Sullivan Center. Short of having Kris Bryant, Anthony Rizzo or manager Joe Maddon on stage, Laketa landed as popular a member of the World Series champion Cubs as possible. Ross, 39, is going out on top as he has retired after 15 major league seasons. He not only was an integral part of the Cubs’ 2016 championship, but he also played a key role in the Boston Red Sox’s World Series championship in 2013, catching all four World Series games Boston won that year. The stories were told all last season about how important a figure Ross was not only behind the plate but also in the Cubs’ clubhouse, where the many young, up-and-coming stars saw him as their “Grandpa Rossy.” Diehard Cubs fans in this community heard firsthand Wednesday night why he commanded that respect.

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Catcher David Ross, who retired after helping the Cubs win the 2016 World Series over Cleveland, was the guest speaker and drew a record crowd Wednesday night at the 40th annual University of St. Francis Brown & Gold Night. “It was an absolutely incredible night for our university and the Joliet community,” Laketa said. “Ever since the Cubs won, [Ross’] star power has been off the charts. Best of all, though, he’s a down-to-earth guy that our community, especially, can relate to.”

Laketa said Ross told him he would be more comfortable in a back-andforth exchange rather than delivering a speech himself. Enter Scott Slocum of WJOL Radio, who adeptly led Ross into topics the audience was most interested in hearing discussed.

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went back and forth until the $4,000 figure was reached. At that point, Ross said, “How about two jerseys? I’m sure I can dig up another one.” And two female fans went home $4,000 lighter in the pocketbook but with a Ross jersey, tickets to a Cubs game and a treasured hug from Ross. “This is my first big appearance here [in the Chicago area] since the parade,” Ross said. “There’s a lot of people here. There were a few more at the parade, but there’s a lot here.” The parade in Chicago celebrating the Cubs’ World Series victory, of course, drew an estimated 5 million fans. Still, 900 in the Sullivan Center was impressive. Ross was scheduled to attend a Rizzo charity event Thursday, the Cubs Convention in Chicago from Friday through Sunday and then travel with his teammates to Washington, D.C. to visit the White House, where President Obama is sure to be teased about his loyalty to the White Sox. It’s been that kind of whirlwind offseason for Ross. Immediately after the big parade, he joined Rizzo and Dexter Fowler on a plane to New York where they appeared on “Saturday Night Live” the next night. The Cubs trio did a skit – what were those dance moves, anyway, Grandpa Rossy? – and Cubs fan extraordinaire Bill Murray joined them for a rendition of “Go, Cubs, Go” during the “Weekend Update” segment. “The SNL skits were fun, although it is kind of nerve-racking when you know it’s live,” Ross said. “Of course, Dex [Fowler] had more rhythm than the rest of us. For me, the coolest thing was getting to hang out with Bill Murray in the dressing room, and then we had a whole big party afterward with the entire cast.” Joined by Olympic gold-medal gymnast Simone Biles and the Cleveland Cavaliers’ J.R. Smith, Ross was pictured on the cover of the ESPN The Magazine issue that was published around Christmas. “That was real cool,” he said. He has appeared on Ellen Degeneras’ TV show and sat courtside at the Florida State-Duke basketball game. Imagine his popularity with the crowds gathered this weekend at Cubs Convention. “My world has been turned upside down – in a great way,” Ross said. “When I came into O’Hare, it was like I’m Justin Timberlake or something.”

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played high school basketball in Tallahassee, Florida, for a coach named Al Blizzard. Landus Anderson, who starts for Marks, came to USF from Tallahassee, where he played for the same coach. Blizzard was in attendance Wednesday, sitting at a table with USF Hall of Fame coach Pat Sullivan, who for decades was the driving force behind the Brown & Gold banquet. After graduating from high school, Ross played college baseball at Auburn before transferring to Florida for his junior season. He wound up being among the select few to play in the College World Series with two different teams. After his junior year, he was drafted by the Dodgers – who had drafted him out of high school – and he signed. “I was drafted in the seventh round by the Dodgers out of college and was drafted by the Dodgers out of high school,” Ross said. “That was cool that they drafted me again. “When I got the call to the big leagues from them, it was a very emotional time for me.” He made his major league debut June 29, 2002, with the Dodgers and also played for the Pirates, Padres, Reds, Red Sox, Braves, Red Sox again and, finally the Cubs. Among his transactions was a July 28, 2005, trade from Pittsburgh to San Diego for shortstop J.J. Furmaniak, a former Bolingbrook and Lewis University standout. How did he manage to last 15 seasons, until age 39? “I’ve just kept my head down and kept punching ahead,” he said. “It’s like life, you just try to do the best you can. All of a sudden you look up and at 39 years old, you’re a World Series champion with the Chicago Cubs.”

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Ross has made plenty of money in baseball, especially over the past several years. However, he appreciates what he has. He is not ruled by the almighty dollar. “A hundred bucks has always been a hundred bucks to me,” he said. “I try to savor what I have – and then when we go out to dinner, I let these other guys pick up the checks. “The reason I was able to make more money in recent years is the value in catching, throwing and handling a staff really took off.” Ross had been Cubs pitcher Jon Lester’s personal catcher in Boston, and when the two became free agents after the 2014 season, signing with the same team made sense. When the Cubs’ front-office gurus, Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer, talked with him about signing with them after the 2014 season, Ross said, “They were hesitant about giving me a twoyear deal. Thank God they did. “They are straight shooters. They

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David Ross celebrates after Game 4 of the National League Division Series against the San Francisco Giants Oct. 11 in San Francisco. The Cubs won, 6-5. tell you what your strengths and weaknesses are. I’m glad I came here. Boston also wanted me, and another team jumped in late with a lot of money.” When the Cubs talked with Ross, they told him Lester was on their radar as well, and he indeed also was signed in December 2014. Ross has the utmost respect for Lester and outfielder Jason Heyward, his former teammate in Atlanta. Ross took Heyward under his wing when Heyward was coming up with the Braves. One good turn deserves another as Heyward paid for suites for the Ross family when the Cubs were on the road. “Jon Lester and Jason Heyward are so giving,” Ross said. “I loved Jason giving me the special moments, the

suites he provided on the road for me and my family. He is one of the most mature, professional guys around. I don’t care what he did with the bat [in 2016], he was an important piece of a team that won 103 games, and that’s special.” With Lester, Ross and Heyward in tow, multiple young stars arriving in the big leagues with a maturity level that belies their years and Maddon spinning his magic, the Cubs had the pieces in place to become world champions for the first time in 108 years. Next, we will hear from Ross on the run to the 2016 World Series title, and more.

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Warriors roll past Knights in convincing fashion By CURT HERRON

cherron@shawmedia.com NEW LENOX – After being one of the top Class 2A programs in Illinois the past few years but having no state trophies to show for it, Lincoln-Way West’s wrestling team made the move up to 3A this season and has a great opportunity to not only earn its second state trip, but also place in the top four there. Coach Brian Glynn’s squad has the depth necessary to compete on the final day of the season, and it also is doing the essentials, like scoring late in periods and matches while also collecting several big victories. A good indication of why the Warriors are ranked No. 7 in the state by Illinois Matmen and owns a 22-3 record was demonstrated Thursday when they rolled to a 54-8 SouthWest Suburban Conference road victory over rival Lincoln-Way Central. West, which tied its school record from 2015 for most dual meet wins, has only been beaten by No. 1 Lockport, No. 2 Oak Park-River Forest and No. 5 Mount Carmel. It only lost two matches against the Knights while collecting five falls and two major decisions to claim its third win in the nine-meet history of the rivalry. “We had good wins last week, and this was another good test before we start a tough tournament this weekend (at Lincoln-Way East),” Glynn said. “I was pretty pleased with everybody and the way that we came out, how aggressive we were and scoring at the end of matches and at the edge of the mat. And we’re so deep. We had two starters out and the guys that we put in didn’t even miss a beat. I’m hoping that helps us in the state series. “We’ve never had a team like this before. We’re very senior-heavy and they’ve been through it. There’s no drama with this team and it’s just a group that I trust, and their expectations are the same as mine. We know how close we’ve been before after being the second- or third-best team in 2A for three or four years. Hopefully we’ll show as we move up a level that we’re even better. It might shut up some of the 3A people who knocked 2A for so long.” After Central’s Jason Stokes (132 pounds) won by technical fall and West’s Jake DiBenedetto (138) got a fall in the initial two matches, Joey Schloegel followed with a pin and then Jake Price claimed an 11-3 win over Gabe Stevens to give the Warriors a 16-5 advantage. “We looked good at our mega duals

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Lincoln-Way West’s Jake Price wrestles Lincoln-Way Central’s Gabe Stevens in the 152-pound weight class during the match Thursday night at Lincoln-Way Central. and dominated Marian Catholic, and it was good to make a statement,” Shloegel said of Saturday’s win over their biggest threat at the Lincoln-Way East Regional. “It’s good to see guys finishing periods strong and getting pins when we need them since bonus points are always a big factor. “Since my freshman year, we’ve been at team sectional and lost to the team that won state. I like how everybody works hard and everyone gets along. There’s not a guy in the room who will slack off. Everybody’s trying and we have a good bond.” West rattled off three straight decisions to grab a 25-5 lead at the midpoint. A.J. Patterson won, 7-4, over Ryan Gillooley at 160, Kyle Quinn followed with a 5-0 victory over Brett Whidule and Trevor Schmidt won, 12-5, over Noah Upchurch at 182. “This is our first year that we’ve been given a chance at the team sectional,” Schmidt said. “If we win our

regional, we have a great chance to place at the state tournament with our draw. Everyone is always working hard, all the way through the lineup, and puts in a supreme effort. And it’s good to have guys we can count on if one of our guys goes down. “I think the main thing that I like about this team is that we’re all really good friends and we hang out together. It’s not just that we see each other at school and in the wrestling room.” The Knights got a nice win at 195 when Mason Sargent was the beneficiary of a late locked hands call to force overtime, where he got a takedown to claim a 5-3 win over Robert Noga. After former Knight Jake Dudeck recorded a fall at 220, Nick Skentzos got two takedowns in the final period to win, 5-3, over Lucas Korte at heavyweight. Garrett and Payton Geigner followed with falls before Chris Kennedy won, 12-4, over Justin Brauer at 120 and Tom Buell concluded the match

with a 10-2 victory over Liam Meagher. While pleased to see West enjoying a special season, Knights coach Jason DePolo liked what he saw from his young squad, who he hopes will keep working hard to help the program return to being a regular in the state rankings. “I’ve talked to Brian a lot about his group and they’re so balanced and they can wrestle in all positions and they’re just solid wrestlers,” DePolo said. “They’ve done a great job of getting that team ready to go and they’re fairly young. I want to get back to where we were so these duals can be down to the wire. “Obviously, the scoreboard wasn’t what we wanted, but they’re a lot better than we are. I thought that we competed. Top to bottom, I was happy with our willingness to come after kids a little bit. But they just flat out just know how to wrestle.”


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dgoss@shawmedia.com COAL CITY – Coal City athletic director Dan Hutchings said it feels a little like the Pittsburgh Steelers. “Lenny (Onsen) was our head coach for 17 years and Ken Miller was for 14 years prior to that,” Hutchings said. “Thirty-one years and two guys doing it, that’s impressive.” Onsen stepped down this week for personal reasons after posting a 12760 record in those 17 years. His team finished 12-2 and second in Class 4A to Montini in 2004. The 2007 Coalers also won a dozen games, finishing 12-1 after losing in the semifinals. Coal City’s other top win totals under Onsen were 10-3 in 2005, 10-2 in 2012 and 10-3 in 2014. His last two teams both earned playoff berths and were 5-5. In all, Coal City qualified for the playoffs 14 times under his guidance, reached the quarterfinals six times and was a semifinalist four times. “We had the stretch when we made the semifinals three out of four years, and then we made the semifinals again in 2007,” said Hutchings, who was an assistant coach in those days. “It was a good run that Lenny had.” “I’ve been very fortunate,” Onsen said. “I was just one part of it. I got to coach good kids, had a lot of great assistants, the tradition here is great and we got great support from families. “I have three years left to teach (physical education and driver’s ed), and it’s really, really tough to resign. I have a few little issues – nothing bad – that would prevent me from putting in the full amount of time that I would demand from myself as head coach. It wouldn’t be fair to my assistant coaches if I didn’t put in the time I should.”

Onsen, 56, was a sophomore at Coal City when the school instituted football in 1976. The first varsity season was 1978, his senior year. He played at Joliet Junior College and then attended Eastern Illinois University, where he was a member of the powerlifting team. He returned to Coal City as a defensive assistant in 1986, spent the 1987 season coaching offense at Dwight and returned to Coal City in 1988 as a defensive assistant under Miller. That computes to 31 years in coaching, 30 at Coal City. “Lenny has been through it all,” Hutchings said. “He bleeds green and gold. It’s going to be different, kind of surreal, to look at the field on a Friday night and not see him in a head coaching role.” “I’ll certainly be there for the transition for the new coach,” Onsen said. “You’ll see me at games on Friday nights. I don’t anticipate missing any. And you’ll see me at some Joliet West baseball games. I have to see what my brother-in-law, John (Karczewski, the West coach) is up to.” Onsen said he never will forget the 2004 Coal City vs. Wilmington game. “We were ranked No. 1 in 4A and they were No. 1 in 3A,” he said. “We got two safeties and were up, 4-0, at halftime. They wound up beating us, but all the people at that game, it was fantastic. Wilmington has always been a great rival, and Seneca back in the day. There was always such a great atmosphere. “I’ll remember that and how great it was that my two boys (Tiger and Cody])were water boys for us and then were players and captains. That’s what’s fun.”

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SUBMITTED REPORTS Area boys bowling teams largely are divided between two sites for Saturday’s regional competition. Bolingbrook, Lemont, Lockport, Plainfield Central, Plainfield East, Plainfield North, Plainfield South and Romeoville are in the Oswego East Regional at Parkside Lanes in Aurora. The field in the Minooka Regional at Channahon Lanes includes Joliet Central, Joliet West, Lincoln-Way Central, Lincoln-Way West and Providence. Reed-Custer has individual entries at Channahon Lanes. The top four teams at each of the 16 regionals statewide will advance to sectional competition next week, as will the top 10 individuals at each regional who are not members of advancing teams.

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Triton 83, JJC 71: Joliet Junior College (14-5, 0-3) dropped its third straight game at Triton (17-1), with all three setbacks in the North Central Community College Conference. The Wolves were without starting forward Mitch Kwasigroch (wrist) and lost starting point guard Richie Elias (knee) early in the game. JJC, which received 14 points from Robbie Brooks (Plainfield Central), last led, 43-42, on a Jonathan Boatright basket. But a 9-0 Triton run

ended any upset chance.

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JJC 89 Triton 68: Joliet Junior College (11-7, 1-2) won the N4C road game behind Deesha Brefford (23 points, five rebounds, four steals), Destiny Villalejo (19 points, five rebounds), Kianna Campbell (17 points, eight rebounds, eight assists), Zakah Blake (15 points, 16 rebounds) and Treanna Perry (11 rebounds).

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Wilkey had 29 points, eight rebounds and nine steals and Gabi Perez and Jaden Christian added nine points each for the Comets (11-10, 5-4). Seneca 47, Westmont 22: Lyda Robinson had 14 points and Eva Bruno 10 for Seneca (10-10, 4-4) in an Illini Eight victory. Coal City 42, Peotone 38: Peotone (119, 7-1) was led by Cameron Hunter’s 12 points and Elizabeth Coffey had 11 points in an Illini Eight win.

Notre Dame 57, JCA 46: JCA led the East Suburban Catholic matchup, 2928, with two minutes left in the third quarter before Notre Dame went on a 13-0 run. Donavan Finch had 17 points for the Hilltoppers (9-8, 1-2). Reed-Custer 66, Momence 61: Russell Paige (16 points, nine rebounds) and Parker Dransfeldt (11 points, 12 rebounds) led the Comets.

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NEW YORK – Carmelo Anthony had 23 points, nine rebounds and six assists, Derrick Rose and Joakim Noah had big games against their former team and the New York Knicks beat the shorthanded Bulls, 104-89 Thursday night. Rose scored 17 points in his return to Madison Square Garden after skipping the last game there, and Noah finished with 12 points and 15 rebounds as the Knicks snapped a three-game losing streak. Rookie forward Mindaugas Kuzminskas had a season-high 19 points. The Knicks bounced back from a loss at the buzzer in Philadelphia on Wednesday to win for the first time this season on the second night of back-to-back games. Dwyane Wade scored 22 for the

Bulls, who were missing star swingman Jimmy Butler, Nikola Mirotic and Denzel Valentine, all because of illness. They dropped their third straight. Playing without starting forward Kristaps Porzingis, New York won for only the second time in 11 games, a much-needed victory after the mystery surrounding Rose and then the team’s second buzzer-beating loss of the month earlier this week. Butler and Mirotic both missed their second straight game. Valentine, who was coming off the highest scoring game of his rookie season with 19 points Tuesday against Washington, felt sick at the arena and was sent back to the hotel. The Bulls ended up giving little-used, little-known rookie Paul ZipsAP photo er his first career start at forward. He had a season-high seven points in only Derrick Rose drives past Robin Lopez during Thursday’s first half. his 11th appearance of the season.

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Wisconsin blitzes Ohio State

PISCATAWAY, N.J. – Vic Law scored a game-high 21 points while Scottie Lindsey scored 14 and Isiah Brown came off the bench to score 11 to lead Northwestern past Rutgers, 69-60. Northwestern (14-4, 3-2 Big Ten) went on a 6-0 run early in the second half to take its first lead of the game, 33-32, at the 17:19 mark. The Wildcats’ largest lead was 15, when they went up, 62-47, with 2:52 to play.

Jok, Iowa upend Purdue

IOWA CITY, Iowa – Peter Jok scored 29 points with eight assists and six rebounds and Iowa rallied from a ninepoint halftime deficit to beat No. 17 Purdue, 83-78, on Thursday night. Freshman Tyler Cook had 16 points for the Hawkeyes (11-7, 3-2 Big Ten), who beat a ranked team at home for the second time this season.

– Wire reports

AREA SCHEDULE Friday’s events Boys basketball Andrew at Lincoln-Way West, 6:30 p.m. Coal City at Peotone, 7 p.m. Homewood-Flossmoor at Bolingbrook, 7 p.m. Joliet West at Plainfield South, 6:30 p.m. Lemont at Richards, 7 p.m. Lincoln-Way Central at Thornton, 6:30 p.m. Lisle at Wilmington, 7 p.m. Minooka at Joliet Central, 6:30 p.m. Plainfield Central at Plainfield East, 6:30 p.m. Plainfield North at Oswego, 6:30 p.m. Romeoville at Oswego East, 6:30 p.m. Sandburg at Lockport, 7 p.m. Sandwich at Reed-Custer, 7 p.m. Westmont at Seneca, 7 p.m. Girls basketball Joliet Central at Minooka, 6:30 p.m. Kaneland at Morris, 7 p.m. Lockport at Stagg, 6 p.m. Oswego East at Romeoville, 6:30 p.m. Plainfield East at Plainfield Central, 6:30 p.m. Plainfield North at Oswego, 5 p.m. Plainfield South at Joliet West, 6:30 p.m. Richards at Lemont, 7 p.m. Wrestling Bolingbrook at Sandburg, 6 p.m. Evergreen Park, Lemont at TF South, 5 p.m. Lincoln-Way Central at Bradley-Bourbonnais, 5 p.m. Lincoln-Way West, Minooka, Morris, Plainfield East at L-Way East Illini Classic, 5:30 p.m. PORTA at Coal City, 5:30 p.m. Providence at Geneseo Invite, 4 p.m. Men’s volleyball Harvard at Lewis, 7 p.m. Saturday’s events Boys basketball Bloomington vs. Plainfield South at Wheaton Warrenville South MLK Tournament, 2 p.m. DG South/ Rockford Lutheran vs. Plainfield South at WWS MLK Tournament, 8:30 p.m. Gary, IN Thea Bowman vs. Lincoln-Way West in Hambric Shootout at TF North, 3:30 p.m. Geneseo at Morris, 6 p.m. Lincoln-Way East vs. Normal Community at Hononegah MLK Tournament, 11 a.m. Lincoln-Way East vs. Normal West at Hononegah MLK Tournament, 5 p.m. Minooka vs. Rockford East at Galesburg MLK Tournament, 11 a.m. Minooka vs. Peoria at Galesburg MLK Tournament, 6:30 p.m.

Oak Forest at Peotone, 6 p.m. Providence at Wheaton St. Francis, 7 p.m. Girls basketball Joliet Catholic at Nazareth, 2:30 p.m. Joliet Central at TF South, 12 p.m. Lincoln-Way Central at Morton in Galesburg MLK Tournament, 10:30 a.m. Lincoln-Way Central at Peoria Notre Dame in Galesburg MLK Tournament, 2:30 p.m. Lincoln-Way East, Plainfield East at DeKalb MLK Tournament, TBA Minooka at Providence, 2:30 p.m. Oak Forest at Peotone, 5 p.m. Wrestling Bolingbrook, Lockport, Plainfield Central at Neuqua Valley mega duals, 9 a.m. Joliet Catholic at Roosevelt Tournament, 9 a.m. Joliet Central at West Aurora quad, 9 a.m. Joliet West at Sandburg duals, 10 a.m. Lemont, Plainfield South at Batavia Invite, 9 a.m. Lincoln-Way Central at Dakota quad, 10 a.m. Lincoln-Way West, Minooka, Morris, Plainfield East at Lincoln-Way East Illini Classic, 9 a.m. Peotone, Wilmington at Reed-Custer Invite, 9 a.m. Plainfield North at Kaneland Invite, 9 a.m. Providence at Geneseo Invite, 9 a.m. Boys bowling Bolingbrook, Lemont, Lockport, Plainfield Central, Plainfield East, Plainfield North, Plainfield South, Romeoville in Oswego East Regional at Parkside Lanes, 9 a.m. Joliet Central, Joliet West, Lincoln-Way Central, Lincoln-Way West. Providence in Minooka Regional at Channahon Lanes, 9 a.m. Lincoln-Way East in Bremen Regional at Centennial Lanes, 9 a.m. Girls bowling Joliet West, Lincoln-Way West, Minooka, Plainfield East, Plainfield North, Plainfield South, Romeoville in Morris Butterfield Invite at Echo Lanes, 9 a.m. Lincoln-Way Central at Hinsdale Central Invite, 9 a.m. Lemont, Lockport, Plainfield Central at Fenton Invite, 9 a.m. Men’s basketball Maryville at Lewis, 3 p.m. Milwaukee Area Tech at JJC, 3 p.m. St. Ambrose at St. Francis, 3 p.m. Women’s basketball Maryville at Lewis, 1 p.m. Milwaukee Area Tech at JJC, 1 p.m. St. Ambrose at St. Francis, 5 p.m. Men’s volleyball Pepperdine at Lewis, 7 p.m.

WESTERN CONFERENCE

EASTERN CONFERENCE

Central Division GP W L OT Pts Blackhawks 44 27 12 5 59 Minnesota 40 26 9 5 57 St. Louis 41 21 15 5 47 Nashville 42 19 16 7 45 Dallas 43 18 17 8 44 Winnipeg 44 20 21 3 43 Colorado 39 13 25 1 27 Pacific Division GP W L OT Pts San Jose 42 25 15 2 52 Anaheim 43 22 13 8 52 Edmonton 43 21 15 7 49 Calgary 44 23 19 2 48 Vancouver 44 20 19 5 45 Los Angeles 41 20 17 4 44 Arizona 40 12 22 6 30

GF 124 130 117 116 114 122 79

GA 107 86 123 112 129 133 130

GF 112 115 123 117 110 102 86

GA 96 113 118 121 128 105 128

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Atlantic Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Montreal 43 26 11 6 58 133 108 Boston 45 22 18 5 49 111 110 Ottawa 40 22 14 4 48 103 103 Florida 43 19 16 8 46 100 114 Toronto 39 18 13 8 44 120 116 Tampa Bay 43 20 19 4 44 122 129 Buffalo 41 16 16 9 41 95 114 Detroit 42 17 19 6 40 105 124 Metropolitan Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Columbus 40 28 8 4 60 135 90 Washington 41 27 9 5 59 120 86 Pittsburgh 41 26 10 5 57 142 118 N.Y. Rangers 42 28 13 1 57 146 107 Philadelphia 44 22 16 6 50 129 137 Carolina 41 19 15 7 45 109 111 New Jersey 42 16 18 8 40 95 124 N.Y. Islanders 39 15 16 8 38 107 119 Note: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. Thursday’s Results Philadelphia 5, Vancouver 4, SO Ottawa 4, Pittsburgh 1 Tampa Bay 4, Buffalo 2 Minnesota 7, Montreal 1 Nashville 2, Boston 1 Dallas 5, Detroit 2 New Jersey at Edmonton (n) Anaheim at Colorado (n) St. Louis at Los Angeles (n)

Central Division W L Pct Cleveland 28 10 .737 Milwaukee 19 18 .514 Indiana 20 19 .513 Bulls 19 21 .475 Detroit 18 22 .450 Atlantic Division W L Pct Toronto 25 13 .658 Boston 24 15 .615 New York 18 22 .450 Philadelphia 11 25 .306 Brooklyn 8 30 .211 Southeast Division W L Pct Atlanta 22 16 .579 Charlotte 20 19 .513 Washington 19 19 .500 Orlando 16 24 .400 Miami 11 29 .275

NFL PLAYOFF GLANCE

GB — 8½ 8½ 10 11 GB — 1½ 8 13 17 GB — 2½ 3 7 12

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Southwest Division W L Pct San Antonio 31 8 .795 Houston 31 10 .756 Memphis 24 17 .585 New Orleans 16 24 .400 Dallas 11 27 .289 Northwest Division W L Pct Utah 24 16 .600 Oklahoma City 24 16 .600 Portland 18 23 .439 Denver 15 23 .395 Minnesota 13 26 .333 Pacific Division W L Pct Golden State 33 6 .846 L.A. Clippers 27 14 .659 Sacramento 16 22 .421 L.A. Lakers 15 28 .349 Phoenix 12 26 .316 Thursday’s Results New York 104, Bulls 89 Denver 140, Indiana 112 New Orleans 104, Brooklyn 95 San Antonio 134, L.A. Lakers 94 Dallas at Phoenix (n) Detroit at Golden State (n)

GB — 1 8 15½ 19½ GB — — 6½ 8 10½ GB — 7 16½ 20 20½

WILD-CARD PLAYOFFS Saturday Houston 27, Oakland 14 Seattle 26, Detroit 6 Sunday Pittsburgh 30, Miami 12 Green Bay 38, N.Y. Giants 13 DIVISIONAL PLAYOFFS Saturday Seattle at Atlanta, 3:35 p.m. (FOX) Houston at New England, 7:15 p.m. (CBS) Sunday Pittsburgh at Kansas City, 12:05 p.m. (NBC) Green Bay at Dallas, 3:40 p.m. (FOX) CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIPS Sunday, Jan. 22 NFC TBD, 2:05 p.m. AFC TBD, 5:40 p.m. PRO BOWL Sunday, Jan. 29 At Orlando, Fla. AFC vs. NFC, 7 p.m. (ESPN) SUPER BOWL Sunday, Feb. 5 At Houston TBD, 5:30 p.m. (FOX)

NCAA FOOTBALL BOWL SCHEDULE

SATURDAY, JAN. 21 East-West Shrine Classic At St. Petersburg, Fla. West vs. East, 2 p.m. (NFLN) NFLPA Collegiate Bowl At Carson, Calif. National vs. American, 3 p.m. (FS1) SATURDAY, JAN. 28 Senior Bowl At Mobile, Ala. South vs. North, 1:30 p.m. (NFLN)

WHAT TO WATCH Friday NHL 6 p.m.: Blackhawks at Washington, CSN, NHLN NBA 7 p.m.: Boston at Atlanta, ESPN 9:30 p.m.: Detroit at Utah, ESPN Boxing 8 p.m.: Premier Champions, Erislandy Lara vs. Yuri Foreman, for Lara’s WBA junior middleweight title; Anthony Dirrell vs. Norbert Nemesapati, super middleweights, at Hialeah, Fla., SPIKE College basketball 6 p.m.: Toledo at Cent. Michigan CBSSN 6 p.m.: Detroit at Oakland, ESPNU 8 p.m.: Rider at Manhattan, ESPNU Golf 12:30 p.m.: Champions Tour, Diamond Resorts Invitational, first round, at Orlando, Fla., TGC 2 p.m.: Latin America Amateur Championship, second round, at Panama City, ESPN2 6 p.m.: PGA Tour, Sony Open, second round, at Honolulu, TGC Motor sports 5:30 p.m.: Dakar Rally, Stage 10 (Chilecito to San Juan, Argentina) (taped), NBCSN Women’s college basketball 6 p.m.: St. John’s at Georgetown, FS1 Saturday NBA 4 p.m.: New Orleans at Bulls, CSN 4 p.m.: San Antonio vs. Phoenix, at Mexico City, NBA NFL Playoffs 3:30 p.m.: Seattle at Atlanta, FOX 7 p.m.: Houston at New England, CBS Boxing 8:30 p.m.: James DeGale vs. Badou

Jack, for Jack’s WBC World and DeGale’s IBF World super middleweight titles, at Brooklyn, N.Y., SHO College basketball 11 a.m.: Dayton at Duquesne, CBSSN 11 a.m.: Duke at Louisville, ESPN 11 a.m.: Georgia at Florida, ESPN2 11 a.m.: Minnesota at Penn St., ESPNU 11 a.m.: UConn at Georgetown, FOX 11 a.m.: Villanova at St. John’s, FS1 11:30 a.m.: Richmond at Saint Joseph’s, NBCSN Noon: Texas A&M at Mississippi St., CBS Noon: Truman St. at Creighton, FS2 1 p.m.: Nebraska at Michigan, BTN 1 p.m.: VCU at Davidson, CBSSN 1 p.m.: Florida St. at North Carolina, ESPN 1 p.m.: Oklahoma St. at Kansas, ESPN2 1 p.m.: Xavier at Butler, FS1 1:30 p.m.: Saint Louis at George Mason, NBCSN 2:30 p.m.: Alabama at LSU, SEC 3 p.m.: Houston at UCF, CBSSN 3 p.m.: Auburn at Kentucky, ESPN 3 p.m.: West Virginia at Texas, ESPN2 3 p.m.: Tulsa at Temple, ESPNEWS 3:30 p.m.: Baylor at Kansas St., ESPNU 3:30 p.m.: Fordham vs. St. Bonaventure, at Rochester, N.Y., NBCSN 5 p.m.: South Florida at Memphis, CBSSN 5 p.m.: Maryland at Illinois, ESPN2 5 p.m.: Missouri at Arkansas, SEC 5:30 p.m.: Mississippi at South Carolina, ESPNU 7 p.m.: Wichita St. at Illinois St., ESPN2 7:30 p.m.: Texas Tech at Oklahoma, ESPNU

7:30 p.m.: Tennessee at Vanderbilt, SEC 9 p.m.: Saint Mary’s (Cal) at Gonzaga, ESPN2 9:30 p.m.: UC Davis at CS Northridge, ESPNU Golf 4 a.m.: European PGA Tour, South African Open, third round, at Gauteng, South Africa, TGC Noon: Latin America Amateur Championship, third round, at Panama City, ESPNEWS 12:30 p.m.: Champions Tour, Diamond Resorts Invitational, second round, at Orlando, Fla., TGC 6 p.m.: PGA Tour, Sony Open, third round, at Honolulu, TGC Motor sports 5:30 p.m.: Dakar Rally, Stage 11 (San Juan to Río Cuarto, Argentina) (taped), NBCSN 9 p.m.: AMA, Monster Energy Supercross, at San Diego, FS1 Skiing 2 p.m.: USSA Freestyle World Cup, Men’s & Women’s Moguls, at Lake Placid, N.Y. (same-day tape), NBC 3:30 p.m.: FIS Alpine World Cup, Men’s Downhill, at Wengen, Switzerland (same-day tape), NBC Soccer 6:30 a.m.: Premier League, West Bromwich Albion at Tottenham, NBCSN 9 a.m.: Premier League, Crystal Palace at West Ham United, CNBC 9 a.m: Premier League, Arsenal at Swansea City, NBCSN 11:30 a.m.: Premier League, Chelsea at Leicester City, NBC Women’s college basketball 11 a.m.: Michigan St. at Rutgers, BTN 3 p.m.: Maryland at Iowa, BTN

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MADISON, Wis. – Bronson Koenig scored 21 points as No. 18 Wisconsin recovered from a poor shooting performance four days earlier to blitz Ohio State, 89-66, on Thursday night. The Badgers shot 49 percent from the field, including a season-best 55 percent from the 3-point line.

Law scores 23 points as Wildcats defeat Rutgers

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San Diego Chargers no more after move to LA By BERNIE WILSON The Associated Press

SAN DIEGO – Chargers fans knew for several years that this dreaded day could be coming, that their beloved NFL team might move up the freeway to tap the perceived riches of Los Angeles. That didn’t make it any easier Thursday, when the San Diego Chargers ceased to exist after 56 seasons. They’re now the Los Angeles Chargers, set to join the recently relocated Rams to give the nation’s second-largest media market two NFL teams for the first time since 1994. Team chairman Dean Spanos, who tried to move to LA a year earlier, announced the move to his employees at a morning meeting at Chargers Park. At the same time, the team posted a letter on its Twitter account, which was rebranded as the Los Angeles Chargers. Just like that, decades worth of Sunday afternoons spent cheering original AFL stars Lance Alworth and Keith Lincoln; Air Coryell guys like Dan Fouts, Kellen Winslow and Charlie Joiner; and on through to Junior Seau and LaDainian Tomlinson, became even more distant – and now bittersweet – mem-

ories. The Chargers were born in Los Angeles in 1960 and were moved to San Diego the following year by Barron Hilton. They gave San Diego a unique identity, with the distinctive lightning bolt logo on their helmets and powder blue jerseys. Alworth, known as “Bambi,” and Keith Lincoln, the “Moose of the Palouse,” helped deliver the 1963 AFL title, the city’s only major championship. In a statement, Spanos lauded the passion of the fans. “But today, we turn the page and begin an exciting new era as the Los Angeles Chargers,” he said. In return, fans lashed out at the family that bought the team in 1984. As Spanos was driven to the airport to fly to Los Angeles to meet with civic officials, Chuck Homenick got close to the SUV and yelled an obscenity. Homenick said Spanos’ decision was “pretty horrible. Born and raised here in San Diego and been going to these games, and just can’t believe they’re leaving,” Homenick said. “I knew the decision was coming up soon and I was hoping they were going to stay. Business decision, but when it comes to money vs. fan support and loyalty,

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Former San Diego Chargers fans throw down team jerseys in front of Chargers headquarters after the team announced Thursday that it will move to Los Angeles. they’re not going to have much fan support up in LA” Joseph MacRae held a sign that read, “Alex Spanos would never leave SD! You failed us Dean.” Chargers owner Alex Spanos turned over control to son Dean years ago.

“It’s really a dark day in San Diego sports history,” said MacRae, 30, who wore a Chargers jacket. He said he’d been going to Chargers games since he was 7. “That’s what it was all about, September through December, football on Sundays.”


Explosions, props and flames

Hairball’s ’80s tribute band recreates the era’s musical performances By DENISE M. BARAN–UNLAND dunland@shawmedia.com

JOLIET – Two years ago, Steve Reckinger was asked to join ’80s tribute band Hairball as its lead singer. Of course Reckinger, who said he’s always worked as a full-time touring musician, agreed. And then he panicked. So Reckinger took the next logical step. He went to a hypnotist. Hairball will perform on Jan. 20 at the Rialto Square Theatre in Joliet, but Reckinger said Hairball is more than a concert tribute to the musical greats of that era – Aerosmith, Journey, KISS, Motley Crue, Queen and Van Halen, to name a few. It’s a rock ‘n’ roll show. “There’s explosions, blow-up dolls, props, fireworks, flames and – obviously – excited musicians bouncing around as happy as they could possibly be, living the life they were always meant to live,” Reckinger said.

If you go n WHAT: Hairball n WHEN: 8 p.m. Jan. 20 n WHERE: Rialto Square Theatre, 102 N.

Chicago St., Joliet

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982-2787, or visit www.ticketmaster. com or www.rialtosquare.com. n KNOW MORE: Visit www.hairballonline. com.

mimic him onstage. So I chose to go see a hypnotist.” Reckinger had used that hypnotist 15 years ago to stop smoking. One session and Reckinger said he kicked the habit for good. So Reckinger returned, with similar expectations. “Most of hypnotism is reaching into your own mind and finding the things you need to tackle, what you’re up against,” Reckinger said. “It’s not like he gave me super powers. He reminded me of the powers I already had. From there to Hair The next time I was onstage, I pulled Several years ago, when Reckinger off Freddie Mercury. I pulled it off with was a member of a Journey tribute confidence and comfortability and – as band, he contacted Hairball’s managefar as I could tell – with a complete lack ment company to manage his band, of inhibition, which was exactly what too. The company declined because I needed.” conflict of interest, Reckinger said. Two months later, they reached out Musical history comes alive to Reckinger. Becoming a legendary performer is “They needed a replacement singmore than a feeling – and more than a er,” Reckinger said. Reckinger, 52, had performed in the mindset, especially when portraying Journey tribute band since 2010, so several superstars in the course of one “becoming” Steve Perry for Hairball show. Donning the role begins when was easy. In fact, people often com- Reckinger dons the costume and conment on Reckinger’s resemblance to tinues all the way to each icon’s signature walk onto the stage. Perry, Reckinger said. “People don’t want a guy acting like But the flamboyant Freddie Mercury from Queen, the consummate per- Freddie Mercury. They want Freddie former who “held nothing back” and is Mercury,” Reckinger said. “They want “everything rock ‘n’ roll was built on?” to believe I’m Freddie Mercury. So I The notion intimidated Reckinger, have to do the small things; I have to believe I’m Freddie Mercury.” to say the least. The enjoyment of tribute bands “I had just joined and they said, ‘Queen is in our repertoire. Can you vary by the fans that attend, so Hairdo it?’ ” Reckinger said. “I said, ‘Yes,’ ball adjusts its shows accordingly. “If we have a younger audience, we because I’m that kind of guy.” But could Reckinger actually pull it make sure we pull as many things that they will recognize,” Reckinger said. off? That was the crux. “It was one of the first times in my “If it’s primarily older and male, we do life I was nervous and apprehensive the heavier music. If it’s predominatebecause he is so fantastic of a perform- ly women, we do more melodic music.” The great thing about tribute bands, er,” Reckinger said. “Most people have a slight amount of inhibition, but he Reckinger said, is that they can’t outdidn’t. It would be very difficult to pace the bands they imitate, although

Steve Reckinger performs as Freddie Mercury from Queen. it’s conceivable that, at some point, performers might say, “Wow, we can’t do that anymore.” “No matter what we do, we’re

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younger than they are,” Reckinger said. “We can [always] perform something they did in some portion of their lives.”

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A&E CALENDAR ONGOING • “Alexander Hamilton: The Man Who Made Modern America” – Through Feb. 6, Fountaindale Public Library District, 300 W. Briarcliff Road, Bolingbrook. Call 630-759-2102 or visit fountaindale.org/hamilton. • Explore Midewin – Trails open daily from 4 a.m. to 10 p.m. For maps, visit www.fs.usda.gov/ main/midewin/maps-pubs. For information, call 815-423-6370 or email Midewin_RSVP@fs.fed.us. • Great Read Art Contest – Due Feb. 20, any medium. Participating libraries include Plainfield Public Library, 15025 S. Illinois St., Plainfield; Fountaindale Public Library, 300 W. Briarcliff Road, Bolingbrook; Shorewood-Troy Public Library, 650 Deerwood Drive, Shorewood; Joliet Public Library, Black Road Branch – 3395 Black Road, Joliet; Joliet Public Library, Main Branch, 150 N. Ottawa St., Joliet; Joliet Junior College Library, 1215 Houbolt Road, Joliet; Lemont Public Library, 50 E. Wend St., Lemont; The White Oak Library, Romeoville Branch, 201 W. Normantown Road, Romeoville; The White Oak Library, Lockport Branch, 121 E. 8th St., Lockport; The White Oak Library, Crest Hill Branch, 20670 Len Kubinski Drive, Crest Hill. For information, including ages, categories, prizes and rules, visit www.greatread.org. • Irish Family Exhibitors Sought – Event is 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Manhattan Township Historical Society museum, 255 S. State St., Manhattan. RSVP by Feb. 11. For more information, email ManhattanHistorical@yahoo.com or call Andy Partak at 815-478-5604. • Lockport Township Park District Classes & Trips – Classes for children, adults and seniors include swimming, dance and child development. Also trip opportunities. Visit www.lockportpark. org or call 815-838-3621, ext. 0. • Mastodons of Minooka – Minooka Branch, 109 N. Wabena Ave., Minooka. To schedule a viewing, call Michele Houchens at 815-467-1600 ext. 207. • “Preserve the Moment” Photo Contest online voting – Through Jan. 20. Visit www.facebook.com/WillCoForests. Every “like,” “share,” and “comment” on each photo will be counted. • Storytime – Fountaindale Public Library District, 300 W. Briarcliff Road, Bolingbrook. A variety of dates and times available. Call 630-7592102 or visit fountaindale.org. • Storytime/Toddler Time – White Oak Library District Crest Hill branch, 20670 Len Kubinski Drive, Crest Hill. Various programs available. For information, contact Amy Byrne at 815-552-4278 or abyrne@whiteoaklibrary.org, or visit www. whiteoaklibrary.org. • Storytime – White Oak Library District Lockport Branch, 121 E. 8th St., Lockport. Various programs available. For information, visit www. whiteoaklibrary.org or call 815-552-4265. • WCSF-FM 88.7 collecting for Spring Mega Music Rummage Sale – Seeking donations of used and collectible music and memorabilia. To arrange pickup or drop-off, call Jessica Stevens at 815-740-3697. For more information about the rummage sale or the radio station, call Anthony Musiala, radio manager, at 815-740-3645. • “Winter Beauty” exhibit – Noon to 5 p.m., Fridays and noon to 5 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays, starting Jan. 13, Lemont Center for the Arts, 1243 State St., Unit 101, Lemont. By Richard Lee, photographer. UPCOMING • 2nd Annual Emil’s Winter BrrrewFest at CD&ME – Event is 1 to 5 p.m. Jan. 28, CD&ME and Frankfort Spirits, 23320 S. LaGrange Road, Frank-

fort. Ages 21 and older. $45 advance registration. $55 at door. For registration and information, visit cdandme.com or call 815-469-7315. • 8th Annual Chocolat Ball – Event is 7 to 11 p.m. Feb. 4, Clarion Hotel Joliet Banquet & Convention Center, 411 S. Larkin Ave., Joliet. Benefits Shorewood HUGS’ HUGS and Wishes program. $55. For information and tickets, visit www. shorewoodhugs.org. • Trivia Fundraiser Day – Event is 3 p.m., March 12, 176 West, 1100 NE Frontage Road, Joliet. Doors open at 2 p.m. Benefits grants and scholarships for JTHS staff and students. Theme: Classic TV. $150 for table of 10. Contact Mark Turk at 922-4065 or mlturk05@comcast.net, or reserve at www.jthsfoundation.org. Jan. 13 • Mini Movin’ and Groovin’ – 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 8 months to 5 with an adult. Drop-in. Call 630-759-2102 or visit fountaindale.org. • Teen Movie Fridays – 3 to 5 p.m.; also Jan. 20, Fountaindale Public Library District, 300 W. Briarcliff Road, Bolingbrook. Drop-in. Call 630759-2102 or visit fountaindale.org. • Escape Room – 6 to 9 p.m.; also Jan. 14, Jan. 19 and Jan. 20, Wandering Dragon Game Shoppe, 15032 S. Des Plaines St., Plainfield. This interactive quest invites 3 to 6 adventurers to test their critical thinking and problem-solving skills in a mystery room. Visit escaperoom@exeunt.org or call 815-267-6245. • Open Mic Night – 9 to 11 p.m.; also Jan 20, Tully monster Pub and Grill, Morris. • Men’s Basketball Leagues registration deadline – Men’s 18 & Over Monday league is Jan. 23 to March 20. Men’s 30 & Over Tuesday league is Jan. 24 to March 21. Register at 708390-2401 or www.mokenapark.com. • Mitten Coloring Contest entries due – Pick up coloring sheets at Lions Community Center, 1 Manor Drive or the Administration Building, 701 W. Haven Ave. in New Lenox. Winners notified Feb. 3. For more information, visit www.newlenoxparks.org or call 815-485-3584. Jan. 14 • Four Rivers’ Wedding Open House – 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Forest Preserve District of Will County’s Four Rivers Environmental Education Center, 25055 W. Walnut Lane, McKinley Woods – Kerry Sheridan Grove, Channahon. 18 and older. Call 815-722-9470 or email fourrivers@fpdwc.org. Visit ReconnectWithNature.org. • Sewing Machine Basics – 9 a.m. to noon, Lions Community Center, 1 Manor Drive or the Administration Building, 701 W. Haven Ave. in New Lenox. Ages 12 and older. For information, visit www.newlenoxparks.org or call 815-4853584. • Open House – 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Fossil Ridge Public Library, 386 W Kennedy Road, Braidwood. Free. • Romeoville Revolution Registration – 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Romeoville Recreation Center, 900 W. Romeo Road, Romeoville. Premier softball organization in Romeoville, offering fastpitch softball to all girls from ages 8 to 18. • Will/Grundy Genealogical Society – 10 a.m., Coal City Public Library, 85 N. Garfield St. Coal City. The program will offer assistance to members and guests who have questions or problems concerning their own family history research. Public welcome. Refreshments served. • Sensory Storytime (for children with

special needs) – 10:30 to 11:15 a.m., White Oak Library District, Romeoville Branch, 201 W. Normantown Road, Romeoville. For information, call 815-552-4230 or visit www.whiteoaklibrary.org. • Musher Mania – Noon to 4 p.m., Monee Reservoir. Held in partnership with the Siberian Husky Club. Sled dog teams in action, playing on snowshoes, roasting s’mores by the fire, ice-sculpting demonstrations. Visit ReconnectWithNature.org. • Hooks, Needles and More – 1 to 2:30 p.m., Romeoville Branch Library, 201 Normantown Road, Romeoville. Call 815-552-4230 or visit www.whiteoaklibrary.org. • TV Memories with Robert Burton – 1 to 3 p.m., Mokena Community Public Library District 11327 W. 195th St., Mokena. Fresh look at Uncle Miltie, Edward R. Murrow, Lucy, Gunsmoke and more. Video clips. Free registration suggested. Contact Tracy Domzalski at tdomzalski@mokena. lib.il.us or 708-479-9663. • Saturday Special: Build It! – 2 to 4 p.m., Fountaindale Public Library District, 300 W. Briarcliff Road, Bolingbrook. Ages 2 to 5 for Duplos and kindergarten to fifth grade for Legos. Drop-in. Call 630-759-2102 or visit fountaindale.org. • Teen Art Scene – 2 p.m., Fountaindale Public Library District, 300 W. Briarcliff Road, Bolingbrook. Led by Diane McAroy of Social Artworking. Call 630-759-2102 or visit fountaindale.org. • Pete the Cat: I’m Reading in My School Shoes – 3 to 5 p.m., Fountaindale Public Library District, 300 W. Briarcliff Road, Bolingbrook. Kindergarten and first grade. Drop-in. Call 630759-2102 or visit fountaindale.org. Jan. 15 • Indoor Flea Market – 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., The Oaks Recreation & Fitness Center, field house, 10847 W. La Porte Road, Mokena. For information, call Mokena Park District at 708-390-2401 or visit www.mokenapark.com. Jan. 16 • Monarch Read-In – 2 to 3 p.m., Fountaindale Public Library District, 300 W. Briarcliff Road, Bolingbrook. Call 630-759-2102 or visit fountaindale.org. • Wendy’s Cruisers – 5 to 9 p.m., Wendy’s, Morris. Weather permitting. Antique vehicles. For information, contact Ken at 815-942-2032 or willis824@comcast.net. Jan. 17 • Minecraft Open Play – 3:30 to 5 p.m.; also Jan. 19, Fountaindale Public Library District, 300 W. Briarcliff Road, Bolingbrook. Grades 3 to 12. Call 630-759-2102 or visit fountaindale.org. • Morris Area Garden Club – Morris Municipal Building, 700 Division St., Morris. Call Monica Evans 815-416-0163. • “A Spelling Bee for the Mature Speller” – 6:30 to 8 p.m., Lockport Branch Library, 121 E. 8th St., Lockport. Registration required. Call 815-5524260 or visit www.whiteoaklibrary.org. • “A Canal to Build On” registration deadline – Event is 6:30 to 8 p.m., Jan. 19, Isle a la Cache Museum, 501 E. 135th St. (Romeo Road), Romeoville. Speaker: Lewis University history professor Dennis Cremin will share the daily grind and political maneuvers in building the I&M Canal. 16 and older. Free. Register at 815-886-1467. Visit ReconnectWithNature.org. • Teen Gaming Club – 6:30 to 8 p.m., Fountaindale Public Library District, 300 W. Briarcliff Road, Bolingbrook. Grades 6 to 12. Call 630-759-2102 or visit fountaindale.org. • Adult & Teen Chess Club – 7 p.m., Fountain-

dale Public Library District, 300 W. Briarcliff Road, Bolingbrook. Join Jeff DiOrio of Elite Chess for chess. Any ability welcome. Call 630-759-2102 or visit fountaindale.org. Jan. 18 • Guitarist Steve Justman – 2:30 p.m., Timbers of Shorewood, 1100 N. River Road, Shorewood. Del Bergeson Orchestra. Free and open to the public. For information, call 815-609-0669 or visit www.timbersofshorewood.com. • Bits & Bytes Coding Club – 3:30 p.m., Fountaindale Public Library District, 300 W. Briarcliff Road, Bolingbrook. Teens. Call 630-759-2102 or visit fountaindale.org. • “Food for Thought” Book Club – 4 p.m., Fountaindale Public Library District, 300 W Briarcliff Road, Bolingbrook. Casual book discussion. Teens. Call 630-759-2102 or visit fountaindale. org. • Young Writer’s Club – 4:15 to 5:15 p.m. Fountaindale Public Library District, 300 W. Briarcliff Road, Bolingbrook. Grades 2 to 5. Drop-in. Call 630-759-2102 or visit fountaindale.org. • Sips and Splatters – 7 to 9 p.m., Lions Community Center, 1 Manor Drive or the Administration Building, 701 W. Haven Ave. in New Lenox. Ages 21 and older. For information, visit www.newlenoxparks.org or call 815-485-3584. • Drawing and More Registration Deadline – Event is 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., Wednesdays, Jan. 25 to March 1, Program Center, 10925 W. La Porte Road, Mokena, Grades 1 to 6. Call 708-390-2401 or visit www.mokenapark.com. Jan. 19 • “Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow” Ballroom Dance – 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., Timbers of Shorewood, 1100 N. River Road, Shorewood. Del Bergeson Orchestra. Free and open to the public. For information, call 815-609-0669 or visit www. timbersofshorewood.com. • Throwback Thursday – 3:30 to 5 p.m., Fountaindale Public Library District, 300 W. Briarcliff Road, Bolingbrook. Movies, coloring, bubbles, Legos. Grades 6 to 12. Call 630-759-2102 or visit fountaindale.org. • Author Event with Gary W. Moore – 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Coal City Public Library District, 85 N. Garfield, Coal City. Moore will sign copies of his new book “The Final Service.” For information, call 815-634-4552. • DIY Emojis – 6:30 p.m., Fountaindale Public Library District, 300 W. Briarcliff Road, Bolingbrook. Call 630-759-2102 or visit fountaindale.org. • “You’re a Wizard” – 6:30 p.m., Romeoville Branch Library, 201 W. Normantown Road, Romeoville. Harry Potter program. Ages 8 and older. For information, visit www.greatread.org. Jan. 20 • Preschool Activity Time Special: Frozen – 9:30 and 10:45 a.m., Fountaindale Public Library District, 300 W. Briarcliff Road, Bolingbrook. Call 630-759-2102 or visit fountaindale.org. • TechnoKids – 4:15 p.m., Fountaindale Public Library District, 300 W. Briarcliff Road, Bolingbrook. Call 630-759-2102 or visit fountaindale.org. • Hairball – 8 p.m., Rialto Square Theatre, 102 N. Chicago St., Joliet. Buy tickets by calling 815-726-6600 or 800-982-2787, or visiting www. ticketmaster.com or www.rialtosquare.com.


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Jorge Mejia, a fourth-grader at Bernard J. Ward Elementary in Bolingbrook, titled his winning artwork, “A house on fire will burn down.”

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Elementary School to encourage reading. Students who read between six and PLAINFIELD – Members of the Plainfield North High School girls 10 books over the winter break will and boys basketball teams and the be recognized during a high school wrestling team read to students at basketball game or wrestling meet their elementary feeder schools, in- in January 2017 as part of the Tiger cluding Lincoln and Walkers Grove Reading Club.

THE HERALD-NEWS BOLINGBROOK – This fall, Illinois American Water invited third-, fourth- and fifth-grade classrooms within the company’s service area to participate in an “Imagine a Day Without Water” art contest. The contest was held in conjunction with the Value of Water Coalition’s annual event to raise value of water service awareness. Local winners are Jorge Mejia, a fourth-grader at Bernard J. Ward Elementary in Bolingbrook; and Madison Cereno, a fifth-grader at St. Dominic School in Bolingbrook. The art contest winners earned a $100 donation for their classroom. The winning artwork can be viewed on Illinois American Water’s Facebook page – Photo provided http://tinyurl.com/zo8arw4 – and may be featured in future Madison Cereno, a fifth-grader at St. Dominic School in Bolingbrook, titled her winning artwork, “A Day customer communications. For information, visit Without Water is a day without life.” www.amwater.com.

Troy Shorewood Elementary School fourth graders Austin Kittl, Liam Hogan and Nolan Fellows made paper airplanes for a recent flying competition at the school. Photo provided

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Talc-ovarian cancer link not proven Dear Doctor: Some women, and juries, say talc causes ovarian cancer, but doctors say it doesn’t. Where’s the evidence either way? Dear Reader: Talc is a mineral composed of magnesium and silicate. Talcum powder, commonly known as baby powder, was first marketed by Johnson & Johnson in 1894. It first was used, and still is used, to prevent diaper rash. The concern regarding ovarian cancer is talc may pass into a woman’s uterus and then move up the fallopian tubes during menses. In fact, talc particles have been found in the fallopian tubes of women who have used talcum powder on sanitary napkins or pads. The suggestion that talcum powder may lead to ovarian cancer first came from case-control studies. The largest of these was a combined analysis of eight different studies that compared 8,525 women (cases) who had ovarian cancers and 9,859 women (controls) who did not. In the studies, researchers asked women if they had used talcum powder in the genital area previously and how frequently. The authors concluded the use of genital powder was associated with a 20 to 30 percent increase in some types of ovarian cancer. One problem with that analysis is some powders contain cornstarch, not talc. The other problem is of recall bias. Women with ovarian cancer may report previous use of powders because they believe there may be a link between the powder and their ovarian cancer. Other case-control studies have come up with similar conclusions. Based on such data, many lawsuits have contended a link between talcum powder and ovarian cancer. Two of these lawsuits have led to judgments of $72 million and $55 million against Johnson & Johnson. One difficulty with analyzing statistical links to ovarian cancer is the disease is somewhat rare; over her lifetime, the average

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FRIDAY HOROSCOPE By EUGENIA LAST

Newspaper Enterprise Association TODAY – Clear up unfinished business and set boundaries that will ensure you don’t overspend, overdo it or overreact this year. Remaining balanced and levelheaded will be necessary if you want to reach your goals without setbacks. Use what you already have before you invest in something new. Romance is highlighted. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) – Trust in yourself and yourself alone to get things done on time and without mistakes. Your attention to detail will give you an edge if you are faced with competition. Self-improvements will pay off. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) – Express your true

feelings and live up to your promises. Focusing on improving your lifestyle will give your reputation a boost. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) – Don’t trust your peers to give you the facts. Ask questions until you exhaust any doubt that the choice you make will be a good one. Change requires research. ARIES (March 21-April 19) – Get out and observe. Gather information regarding the projects you want to pursue this year. Preparation will help you manage your time properly. Tackling fewer projects and focusing more on the details are favored. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) – Keep situations mellow. Emotional matters will flare up quickly if you aren’t careful how you handle loved ones.

Don’t leave room for complaint. Finish what you start. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) – Family and friends can make a difference. Don’t neglect to ask for help if you need it to get ahead or resolve a matter of concern. Schedule a meeting or day trip. CANCER (June 21-July 22) – Consider alternative ways to use your skills, knowledge and experience. There is money to be made and partnerships to form if you are true to your beliefs and plans. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) – Self-criticism will help motivate you to take better care of your physical, emotional and mental well-being. Make personal adjustments that will lead to a better future. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) – Home improvements

that will lower your overhead should be considered. Set up a practical budget that will allow you to chip away at what needs to be done without compromising your lifestyle. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) – You know what needs to be done to reach your goal. Be careful not to let someone sidetrack you for his or her personal gain. Put your needs first. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) – Find out what’s required to make professional gains. Adding to your qualifications might be too costly. However, a change in the way you present your skills may do the trick. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) – You should revise a contract or deal to improve your position or prospects. If you find a way to cut your costs or overhead at home, you’ll ease your stress.


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Newspaper Enterprise Association TODAY – Live and learn. Gather information and make decisions based on logic. It’s OK to dream, but not to be frivolous. Your resilience and reserve will help you reach your objectives on time. Rely on facts, insight and masterful execution to eliminate doubt. Love and romance are encouraged. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) – Question anything that leaves you feeling uncertain. Decisions or actions should not be impulsive or based on what others do. Learn by observing, not by making an unwise choice. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) – Get serious about what you want personally and professionally,

and how to get it. Team up with people who can contribute to your lifestyle and goals. Change will lead to greater stability. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) – Figure out what you want to accomplish, and get moving. Bring about personal change that will give you the confidence to stand up for yourself. Express your needs. ARIES (March 21-April 19) – Take a short trip or sign up for an event, activity or retreat that is sure to give you plenty to consider. Be prepared to take advantage of what’s being offered. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) – Network with peers and look over personal financial papers, legal matters or contracts. Set your goal and put together a proposal or plan that will ensure you get what you want. Romance is featured.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20) – Personal relationships are highlighted. Discuss your thoughts and plans to bring about worthwhile change that will improve your life as well as important partnerships. CANCER (June 21-July 22) – Meeting, sharing information and collaborating with people most affected by whatever change you want to make will help you make good decisions that will benefit everyone, including you. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) – Reconnect with someone from the past. Seamlessly implement old ideas back into your life. Melding the old with the new will help you gain perspective on how to move forward successfully. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) – Take care of your domestic responsibilities before someone com-

plains. If you use intelligence and imagination, you will find a solution that works for everyone involved. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) – Demanding people will use persuasive tactics and pressure to try to get you involved in ventures that will not benefit you directly. Concentrate on personal gain, not on helping someone else advance. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) – Networking events will raise your profile. Don’t be shy; if you express your thoughts and ideas, you will meet someone who can use what you have to offer. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) – You should gather facts and information that will allow you to make changes at home that will support a moneymaking project. Protect yourself against mishaps and minor accidents.

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BRIDGE by Phillip Alder

Will Rogers said, “Politics has become so expensive that it takes a lot of money even to be defeated.” Isn’t that the truth? At the bridge table, though, we try to defeat declarer by assuming partner has the cheapest hand to achieve that end. This deal occurred during the World Youth Teams Championship in Italy last year. At the first table, North-South had made three notrump. Let’s see how Harald Eide (East) and Christian Bakke from Norway worked out what to do. The auction was optimistic. North really should have passed over one diamond with that 4-3-3-3 garbage. When she dragged up a one-heart response, South’s two-no-trump rebid indicated a strong hand with long diamonds. North’s three diamonds was weak and denied five hearts. West led the spade three, not the ideal start. South took East’s jack with his ace and returned a spade to dummy’s 10, East playing the seven: high-low with a remaining doubleton. Now declarer led a diamond to his queen, East playing the two, upside-down count. What did Bakke do after winning with his king? He realized that declarer had started with 3-1-6-3 or 3-2-6-2 distribution, and that his side needed to take four heart tricks now. If South had a low doubleton, West had to shift to a low heart. But Bakke decided that declarer was more likely to be 1-3 than 2-2 in the rounded suits, so he led the heart king to swallow South’s queen and collect the necessary number of tricks.

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PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT WILL COUNTY, JOLIET, ILLINOIS BAYVIEW LOAN SERVICING, LLC, PLAINTIFF, VS. BETTY A MAYS; UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS; COLLEGE PARK HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC., DEFENDANTS. 16 CH 01977 3344 STONEHURST COURT JOLIET, IL 60436 NOTICE BY PUBLICATION NOTICE IS GIVEN TO YOU, Betty A Mays Unknown Owners and Non-Record Claimants COLLEGE PARK HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC. defendants, that this case has been commenced in this Court against you and other defendants, asking for the foreclosure of a certain Mortgage conveying the premises described as follows, to wit: LOT 212 IN COLLEGE PARK UNIT N0.3, BEING A SUBDIVISION IN A PLANNED UNIT DEVELOPMENT OF PART OF THE NORTHEAST QUARTER OF SECTION 23, TOWNSHIP 35 NORTH, RANGE 9, EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED MAY 24, 1978, AS DOCUMENT NO. R78-19037, IN WILL COUNTY, ILLINOIS. Commonly known as: 3344 Stonehurst Court Joliet, IL 60436 and which said Mortgage was made by, Betty A Mays Mortgagor(s), to Security Mortgage, Inc., A Corporation Mortgagee, and recorded in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds of Will County, Illinois, as Document No. R95055529; and for other relief. UNLESS YOU file your answer or otherwise file your appearance in this case in the Office of the Clerk of this County, Andrea Chasteen 14 West Jefferson Street Joliet, Illinois 60432-4399 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 Circuit Court, this case is set for Mandatory Mediation on January 24, 2017 at, 1:00 p.m. 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 MEDIATION WILL BE TERMINATED. on or before February 6, 2017, A JUDGMENT OR DECREE BY DEFAULT MAY BE TAKEN AGAINST YOU FOR THE RELIEF ASKED IN THE COMPLAINT. PURSUANT TO THE FAIR DEBT COLLECTION PRACTICES ACT, THE PLAINTIFF'S ATTORNEY IS DEEMED TO BE A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION WILL BE

pot gage AND ANY INFORMATION WILL BE For further information on the USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. mediation process, please see McCalla Raymer Pierce, LLC the NOTICE OF MANDATORY Attorney for Plaintiff MEDIATION on file with the Clerk of 1 N. Dearborn St. Suite 1300 the Circuit Court or by contacting Chicago, IL 60602 the Plaintiff's attorney at the Ph. (312) 346-9088 address listed below. File No. 258803-76949 YOU MUST APPEAR ON THE I710889 MEDIATION DATE GIVEN, OR YOUR (Published in the Herald-News RIGHT TO MEDIATION WILL TERMINATE. January 6, 13, 20, 2017) This communication is an attempt to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. Steven C. Lindberg ANSELMO LINDBERG OLIVER LLC PUBLIC NOTICE 1771 W. Diehl Rd., Ste 120, Naperville, IL 60563-4947 F16110045 630-453-6960 | 866-402-8661 | IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 12TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT 630-428-4620 (fax) WILL COUNTY-JOLIET, ILLINOIS foreclosure@ALOLawGroup.com THIS LAW FIRM IS DEEMED TO Camelback IX, LLC BE A DEBT COLLECTOR. Plaintiff, I711246 vs. Jose Garcia; Midland Funding LLC; Unknown Owners and Non-Record (Published in the Herald-News December 30, 2016 January 6, Claimants 13, 2017) Defendants. 16CH 02145 122 Adella Avenue PUBLIC NOTICE Joliet, Illinois 60433 NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION STATE OF ILLINOIS, The requisite affidavit for CIRCUIT COURT publication having been filed, notice is hereby given you, Jose PUBLICATION NOTICE OF COURT Garcia, and UNKNOWN OWNERS DATE FOR REQUEST FOR NAME and NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS, CHANGE (ADULT) defendants in the above entitled Request of: cause, that suit has been Charlene Marie Steinhaus commenced against you and other 16 MR 3167 defendants in the Circuit Court for the Judicial Circuit by said plaintiff There will be a court date on my praying for the foreclosure of a certain mortgage conveying the Request to change my name premises described as follows, to from: Charlene Marie Steinhaus wit: to the new name of: LOT 27, IN E. W. WILLARD'S Charlene Marie Vece SUBDIVISION OF PART OF LOT 25, IN COUNTY CLERK'S SUBDIVISION The court date will be held: OF PART OF THE NORTHEAST on 1-26-2017 at 9:00 a.m. QUARTER OF SECTION 15, AND PART OF THE WEST HALF OF at 57 North Ottawa St Joliet IL SECTION 14, IN TOWNSHIP 35 Will County, in Courtroom #A236. NORTH, AND IN RANGE 10 EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL /s/ Charlene Steinhause Signature MERIDIAN, IN WILL COUNTY, ILLINOIS. /s/ Charlene Steinhause P.I.N.: 07-14-114-013-0000 Current Name Said property is commonly known as 122 Adella Avenue, (Published in the Herald-News Joliet, Illinois 60433, December 30, 2016 January 6, and which said mortgage(s) 13, 2017)1255012 was/were made by Jose Garcia and recorded in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds as Document PUBLIC NOTICE Number R2005067788 and for other relief; that Summons was STATE OF ILLINOIS duly issued out of the above Court IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT against you as provided by law WILL COUNTY - IN PROBATE and that said suit is now pending. NOW THEREFORE, unless you, In the Matter of the Estate: the said above named defendants, JAMES M. BURKE file your answer to the complaint in CASE NUMBER: 2016 P 000573 the said suit or otherwise make LETTER OF ADMINISTRATION KNOW THAT ALL MEN BY your appearance therein, in the THESE PRESENTS THAT ROBERT J. Office of the Clerk of the Court at BURKE has been appointed Will County on or before January Independent Administrator of 30, 2017, a default may be taken the estate of JAMES M. BURKE, against you at any time after that deceased, who died on the date and a Judgment entered in 6/08/2016, and is authorized to accordance with the prayer of said sue for and collect the personal estate of and debts due to complaint. YOU MAY STILL BE ABLE TO decedent, and to perform all duties SAVE YOUR HOME. DO NOT imposed on him so far as there is IGNORE THIS DOCUMENT. By property and the law charges him; order of the Chief Judge of the and to all other acts now or Circuit Court of the Twelfth thereafter required of him by law. WITNESS, 11/07/2016, Clerk Judicial Circuit, this case is set for of the Circuit Court of the the Mandatory Mediation on January County of Will and the seal of court 24, 2017 at 2:15 p.m. at the Will this 11/07/2016 County Court Annex-3rd Floor Pamela J. McGuire (Arbitration Center), 57 N. Ottawa Clerk of the Circuit Court Street, Joliet, Illinois. A lender By: JLBE representative will be present along (Published in the Herald-News with a court appointed mediator January 13, 20, 27, 2017) to discuss options that you may 1257569 have and to pre-screen you for a The Herald-News Classified It works. potential mortgage modification.

PUBLIC NOTICE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA STATE OF ILLINOIS COUNTY OF WILL IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT ESTATE OF BRENDA L. SISSON

public any claim not filed within that period is barred. Copies of any claim filed with the Clerk must be mailed or delivered to the representative and to the attorney within 10 days after it has been filed. /s/ James Lanting Attorney

(Published in the Herald-News on January 13, 20, 27, 2017) CASE NUMBER 2016 P 694 1258134 Notice is given of the death of Brenda L. Sisson whose address was 812 Cypress Lane, Joliet, Illinois 60435 Letters of Office were PUBLIC NOTICE issued on 11/29/2016 to Breanne N. Sisson, 1614 Marlboro Lane, IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF Crest Hill, Illinois 60403 as: WILL COUNTY, ILLINOIS, INDEPENDENT ADMINISTRATOR COUNTY DEPARTMENT, whose attorney is PROBATE DIVISION. Adam C. Gynac, ESTATE OF MARILYN L. MILLER, Davi Law Group, LLC DECEASED. NOTICE TO HEIRS AND LEGATEES NO. 2016 P 000886 Notice is hereby given to Notice is given to creditors of Matthew Steven Sisson, John the death of the above named Dixon, Barbara Plavec, Michele decedent. Letters of Office were Pizur, Theresa Huggins, John Dixon and Unknown Heirs, who issued to Shannon Bowles, are heirs or legatees of the above 3371 Knickerbocker Rd., #21, San Angelo, TX 76905, as Independent proceeding. The estate will be administered Executor, whose attorney of record without Court Supervision, unless is Jahnke, Sullivan & Toolis LLC, under section 28-4 of the Probate 10075 W. Lincoln Highway, Act of 1975 (755 ILCS 5/28-4) Frankfort, IL 60423. Attorney any interested person terminates Patrick S. Sullivan of Jahnke, independent administration at any Sullivan & Toolis LLC shall serve as time by mailing or delivering a agent for the Estate for all service of petition to terminate to the Circuit process. Court Clerk. Claims against the estate may be filed in the Office of Andrea Lynn The estate will be administered Chasteen, Circuit Court Clerk, 14 without court supervision, unless W. Jefferson Street, Joliet, Illinois, under section 5/28-4 of the or with the representative or both Probate Act (Ill. Compiled Stat. on or before July 14, 2017, any 1992, Ch. 755, par. 5/28-4) claim not filed within that period is and interested person terminates barred. Copies of a claim filed independent administration at any with the Circuit Court Clerk time by mailing or delivering a must be mailed or delivered to the petition to terminate to the clerk. representative and to the attorney, if any, within ten (10) days after it Claims against the estate may be has been filed with the Circuit Clerk. filed in the office of the clerk in the ANDREA LYNN CHASTEEN River Valley Justice Center, 3208 CLERK OF THE 12TH McDonough Street, Joliet, IL, or JUDICIAL CIRCUIT COURT with the representative, or both, JOLIET, ILLINOIS on or before July 1, 2017, or if Adam C. Gynac mailing or delivery of a notice from ARDC Attorney No.: 6296653 Attorney For: Breanne Nicole Sisson the representative is required by 58 N. Chicago Street, 7th Floor section 5/18-3 of the Probate Act, Joliet, Illinois 60432 the date stated in that notice. Any 815-582-4901 claim not filed on or before that date is barred. Copies of a claim (Published in the Herald-News on filed with the clerk must be mailed January 13, 20, 27, 2017) or delivered by the claimant to the 1258010 representative and to the attorney within 10 days after it has been filed.

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Will County Probate Notice State of Illinois In the Circuit Court of the Twelfth Judicial Circuit Will County - In Probate In the matter of the Estate of Karl J. Kurtz (Deceased) Case No. 2016 P 000860 Claim Notice Notice is hereby given of the death of Karl J. Kurtz Of New Lenox, Illinois Letters of Office were issued on December 23, 2016 To Marilyn J. Kurtz, 102 East Francis Road, New Lenox, IL, 60451 Whose attorney is James Lanting (219) 864-1700, 938 W US 30, Schererville IN, 46375 Claims against the estate may be filed in the office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court at Court Annex, 3208 McDonough Street, Joliet, Illinois, 60431, or with the representative, or both on or before July 14, 2017, which date is not less than 6 months from the date of the first publication of this notice and any

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The properties which are the subject of the "Applications" are generally located as follows: the south side of Normantown Road at 20525 W. Normantown Road, and legally described as follows: THE EAST 260.00 FEET OF THE WEST 846.00 FEET OF THE NORTH 838.00 FEET OF THE EAST HALF OF THE NORTHWEST QUARTER, EXCEPTING THEREFROM THAT PART VESTED IN THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS BY DECREES ENTERED IN CASE NUMBER 89ED11 AND 89ED12, AND ALSO EXCEPTING THEREFROM THAT PART CONVEYED TO THE STATE OF ILLINOIS DEPARTMENT TRANSPORTATION BY OF INSTRUMENT RECORDED MARCH 13, 1989, AS DOCUMENT R89-011180, ALL IN SECTION 32, TOWNSHIP 37 NORTH, RANGE 10 EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, IN WILL COUNTY, ILLINOIS. TAX P.I.N.: 12-02-32-100-006 You are further notified that the proposed Annexation Agreement may be changed, altered, modified, amended or redrafted in its entirety after the conclusion of the public hearing. ALL PERSONS INTERESTED IN ATTENDING THE PUBLIC HEARING ARE INVITED TO DO SO AND WILL BE HEARD. The meeting will be accessible to people with disabilities. If you need assistance, please contact the Village Clerk's Office at (815)886-7200. The above-referenced public hearing may be adjourned to another date or dates by public announcement of the date and time thereof at such above-referenced public hearing. This notice was prepared by order of the Corporate Authorities of the Village of Romeoville, Will County, Illinois, in accordance with the applicable provisions of the Illinois Municipal Code and the Code of Ordinances of the Village of Romeoville on January 9, 2017.

DR. BERNICE HOLLOWAY VILLAGE CLERK (Published in the Herald-News Village of Romeoville December 30, 2016 January 6, 13, 2017)1255060 (Published in the Herald-News January 13, 2017) 1258052

PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON PROPOSED ANNEXATION AGREEMENT BEFORE THE PRESIDENT AND BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE VILLAGE OF ROMEOVILLE ROMEOVILLE PROPERTIES, LLC

PUBLIC NOTICE Advertisement for Professional Services The FOREST PRESERVE DISTRICT OF WILL COUNTY will receive Proposals for Professional Services at the Forest Preserve Office until 3:00 p.m. prevailing time on February 03, 2017, for: 2017 Lower Rock Run Preserves Blanding's Turtle Survey, Colvin Grove Preserve, Lower Rock Run Preserve, and Rock Run Rookery.

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Corporate Authorities of the Village of Romeoville will conduct a public hearing on a proposed annexation agreement on February 1, 2017 at the hour of 6:00 PM at the Village of Romeoville Municipal Proposals must be submitted in Building, 1050 W. Romeo Road, accordance with the Request for Romeoville, Illinois 60446. Proposals and Qualifications for Professional Services. The proposed annexation agreement (the "Annexation Agreement") This project consists of presence/ is to govern the annexation and absence sampling for semi-aquatic development of a tract of real Blanding's Turtles using Visual estate, containing approximately Surveys and approved non-lethal

veys appr trapping methodologies. Specific methods and dates to be provided in proposal discussions and negotiations. For additional information and to download this request for professional service qualifications proposal, and please visit our website at www.ReconnectWithNature.org. A Request for Proposals and Qualifications for Professional Services can be obtained between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday beginning January 13, 2017 from: Forest Preserve District of Will County, 17540 W. Laraway Road, Joliet, Illinois, 60433. Phone: 815/727-8700. The FOREST PRESERVE DISTRICT OF WILL COUNTY reserves the right to accept any proposal or any part or parts or combinations thereof, to waive any informalities, and to reject any or all proposals.

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