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“Shall the Board of Education of Glenbard Township High School District Number 87, DuPage County, Illinois, improve the sites of and alter, repair and equip each of the School District’s four high schools – Glenbard East, Glenbard North, Glenbard South and Glenbard West and issue bonds of said School District to the amount of $35,000,000 for the purpose of paying the costs thereof?” Referendum question to fund facility project March ballot

Superintendent for Business Services Chris McClain previously told Glen Ellyn Suburban Life. As approved, the referendum measure will read: “Shall the Board of Education of Glenbard Township High School District Number 87, DuPage County, Illinois, improve the sites of and alter, repair and equip each of the School District’s four high schools – Glenbard East, Glenbard North, Glenbard South and Glenbard West and issue bonds of said School District to the amount of $35,000,000 for the purpose of paying the costs thereof?” The $35 million is expected to be used to fund $8 million of projects in summer 2016, $18 million in summer 2017 and $9 million in summer 2018, according to the PMA report. In order to appear on the March ballot, the referendum will need to be filed with the DuPage County Board of Election Commissioners by Jan. 9.

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Assistant Superintendent Chris McClain (left) listens to Robert E. Lewis III (right) of PMA Securities as he goes over how proposed bonds would be issued over time and answers any questions at the Glenbard School District 87 board meeting Monday at Glenbard West High School library.

Glenbard School District 87 Board of Education President Richard Heim (left) listens to Superintendent David Larson as the board discusses a proposed bond referendum at a Nov. 18 meeting.

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about $6.5 million each year. In order to provide available funding more quickly, the board previously approved issuing bonds to borrow $20 million that will be paid off using that budget. The Master Facility Plan was developed by Legat Architects of Chicago with input from the district and community collected during several months, through stakeholder focus groups and a steering committee. The committee included board members, staff, faculty, administrators, students, parents and community members. The plan was reviewed and accepted by the Board of Education in December 2011. Legat Architects originally identified $179 million worth of work to be completed during the plan’s 10-year cycle. However, the district scaled that back to $100 million, determining the other $79 million to be work that would be addressed in the following 10 years, Assistant

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A referendum question asking voters to support the issuance of $35 million in bonds to fund facility projects in Glenbard Township High School District 87 will appear on the March 18, 2014, election ballot. The district’s Board of Education unanimously voted to place the measure on the ballot at its meeting Nov. 18. “It’s important for the board to take care of the buildings,” Superintendent David Larson said. The bonds will support the district’s Master Facility Plan, which includes $100 million of work to be executed during the course of 10 years, focusing on primary infrastructure improvements and renovations of classrooms, common areas and outdoor spaces. The $35 million in bonds would extend the district’s current bond debt, which is set to expire in Fiscal Year 2026. Instead, the bond debt would continue through Fiscal Year 2039, according to a report prepared by PMA Securities, the district’s financial adviser. The extension would keep tax rates at their current levels, instead of allowing them to decrease, officials said. Residents’ tax rates would not increase as a result of the bond issuance. The remaining $65 million of the Master Facility Plan will be funded by District 87’s Operations and Maintenance budget, which totals

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By DANNY CIAMPRONE dciamprone@shawmedia.com LOMBARD – Lilly came sprinting from around the corner to th e front door, tripping over her own enthusiasm to the delight of a new visitor. “That was Michael’s dog,” said Audrey Albright of Lombard as she admired a photo of her late son holding his canine companion, both looking content in each other’s arms. The panting 3-year-old pit bull/lab mix reveled in the attention as Albright talked about the photo, but the past tense in Albright’s statement made the otherwise joyous encounter bittersweet. Her son, Michael Savastano, was 21 when he died of a heroin overdose on Oct. 27, 2012, in his bed at a sober-living house. “He was more than an addict,” Albright said. “He was a happy, happy kid, and when I became separated from my husband, Michael was around 12. That was kind of a very low point for him.” Michael, a Villa Park native who eventually attended York High School, was a writer, guitar player and artist. “Sober? What is that? Nothing for me as I empty my foil into a burnt up spoon, anticipating my next move. I tell myself things are going to be OK and in seconds my mind is clear. I remember saying that a lot, I wish I could disappear, leave this place and just exist. Heroin does that for me,” Michael wrote as part of a 15-page paper the last time he was in rehab. Albright said her son started off smoking pot as a teenager; something she believes was part of self-medicating the feeling of abandonment. At 16, Michael was diagnosed with attention deficit disorder, depression and bipolar 2 disorder. Albright had him see a counselor and psychiatrist on a consistent basis. She also said Michael loved to date girls, and they would always tell her how sweet he was, but he always went for girls with a turbulent home life, whether they had divorced parents, too, or were emotionally ill. When he was 20, one of these girls and a combination of peer pressure would eventually expose him to alcohol, prescrip-

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Support group: Audrey Albright of Lombard is a member of GRASP (Grief Recovery after a Substance Passing), which aims to provide compassion, help and understanding to those who have lost a loved one due to substance abuse. More info: Visit grasphelp.org. Families struggling with an addict who would like support also can email Albright at aud.albright@ gmail.com.

tive drugs and heroin, she said. “He described it like a science project,” she said. “You have the spoon, the cotton swab…all very hard stuff to read [in Michael’s writings]. And that’s how heroin got introduced to him.” Albright recalled visiting Michael in rehab for the last time on Oct. 14. She said he only received 14 days in rehab because that’s all the insurance would approve since he was in rehab earlier in 2012 for 21 days. “Unless you have an extra $45,000 in your wallet, the shows you see on TV like with ‘Intervention’ getting 90 days, that’s a fallacy,” she said. Albright said Michael’s death is on Michael, but she will never know what the out-

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The pantry, located inside the First United Methodist Church in Lombard, has been in operation since about 1982. It originally served just eight to 10 people a week, said Silas Glisson, director of the pantry. “It was very small, but it was always there,” he said. “It just kept growing and growing.” Currently, the pantry serves between 37 and 45 people a day, said Glisson, who began volunteering at the pantry in 2004. It caters specifically to people living in Lombard, Villa Park and Oakbrook Terrace. Those who sign in stating they live within the boundary and meet the federal poverty guideline – currently set at 185 percent over the poverty line – are allowed to shop at the pantry twice a month, Glisson said. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) sets the poverty guideline each year, and an applicant’s gross income must fall at or below the 185-percent mark, according to the HHS website. For a family of four in Illinois, the poverty line is $23,550, meaning to be eligible to use the pantry, that family must earn a gross income of $43,567 or less. The pantry is organized like a grocery story and allows individuals to select food based on their preferences, Glisson said. “People come here and shop and can get different things, and that’s good,” Glisson said. “It lets them plan their meals and gives them that sense of stability.” The pantry is also an Emergency Food Program (EFP) pantry, meaning individuals who do not live within the boundary are given food once, and then will be referred to resources within their own communities. Being an EFP-designated pantry also means some commodities are donated through the government, Glisson said. The rest is donated by local businesses like Ultra Foods, 491 E. Roosevelt Road, and Lilac Bakery, 348 S. Main St., or bought directly by the pantry using money from donations and food drives, Glisson said. The pantry collected 134 tons

About the pantry What: Lombard-Villa Park Food Pantry Where: First United Methodist Church, 155 S. Main St., Lombard Hours: 9 a.m. to noon Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays; it will be closed the day after Thanksgiving (Nov. 29). More info: Call 630-627-2508

of food from food drives in 2012, and this year is at roughly 101 tons collected, Glisson said. “Almost all of the food comes from the community,” he said. “Without a community, there is no food pantry.” Additionally, the pantry now offers a “clothes closet,” where individuals using the pantry can select up to six clothing items each time they use the pantry. Of the people using the food pantry, Glisson estimated about 60 percent are families, 30 percent are single and 10 percent are homeless. Included in the single category are both young and old, unemployed (some with college degrees) and seniors on a fixed income, Glisson said. Robert Henricksen of Lombard began using the pantry two years ago because Social Security wasn’t paying all the bills, he said. “I come because I need the help,” Henricksen said. “The [volunteers] are so nice, helpful and they’re not degrading.” Times are tough, and for some, the pantry is a last resort, Glisson said. “They said the economy is getting better, but there are still people at the bottom end of the spectrum that are struggling. We can at least give them a little hope and a little food.” Approaching the holiday season, Glisson said he takes pride knowing that the pantry is able to provide families with the items that everyone looks for this time of year, including ham, chicken and soups. “Thanksgiving is a time when you can get some extra things,” he said. “This is a time when they can fill their shelves to get ready for the winter season.”


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Glenbard Township High School District 87 will roll out a 1-to-1 iPad deployment next fall for all freshmen and other students enrolled in ninth grade core courses. The initiative is the latest in the district’s implementation of its Instructional Technology Strategic Plan, which calls for every Glenbard student to have an iPad for class. The district will phase in the plan by beginning with the freshman class next fall and adding each year’s incoming class to the program for the following three years. The program will allow students in freshman core classes to rent an iPad from the district or to bring one from home, assuming the device meets requirements set by District 87’s instructional technology team. The Board of Education unanimously approved the deployment at its meeting Nov. 18. During the meeting, Superintendent David Larson highlighted the work that went into the program’s development. District 87 previously launched an iPad pilot program last year in a few classrooms at each school and approved a “Bring Your Own Technology” policy this year. The district chose iPads for its 1-to-1 deployment based on their prevalence among school districts and students and their ability to fulfill most of the items on the district’s wish list, including approved use for standardized tests, options for users with special needs and access to necessary applications. Students will pay a fee to rent an iPad from the district, similar to the current textbook fee. The 12-month iPad rental fee will total $189, including mandatory insurance. An additional $85 fee will cover

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Glenbard East High School graduate and “hacktivist” Jeremy Hammond, 28, was sentenced to 10 years in jail Nov. 15 for breaking into the computer systems of government agencies and contractors, according to media reports. Hammond received the maximum possible sentence under a previously agreed upon plea deal, reports said. A technological wunderkind, Hammond could program video games before he was 10, according to reports. He is remembered by former classmates and teachers as fiercely intelligent and rebellious. “He’s one of those people who didn’t just complain about politics, he went out and did something about it,” said former classmate James Ewert Jr. in a 2012 interview with Suburban Life Media As a teenager growing up in Glendale Heights, Hammond had run-ins with the police. He was arrested multiple times in his early 20s. He organized a walk-out his senior year of high school, leading more than 200 East students out of class and into downtown Chicago to protest the Iraq War. He also hacked into the school’s server, oversaw the left-leaning newsletter “The Suburban Underground” and fought for access to the Democratic Party’s national website,

which was blocked by East’s firewall. “I remember him being very, very, very bright, which should come as a surprise to no one,” said his English teacher Deb Teitelbaum, in a previous interview. “I grew to respect him. He was smart, he was a good writer and he had a point of view, which is rare for a kid that age.” Hammond was a member of “Anonymous,” an international hacking collective, according to reports. He collected the personal data of more than 850,000 people as part of a 2011 hack that cost Texas geopolitical publisher Stratfor $1 million, reports said. He used credit card numbers obtained as part of the Stratfor hack to charge more than $700,000. Hammond was arrested after federal officials raided his Bridgeport home 18 months ago, according to reports. He was given a more lenient two year sentence after hacking credit card numbers from a conservative website in 2006, reports said. All told, prosecutors say his hacking resulted in the loss of $1 million to $2.5 million and threatened the safety of law enforcement, according to reports. Hammond received more than 250 letters of support, including a message from Pentagon Papers leaker Daniel Ellsberg, reports said.

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digital curriculum and applications, bringing the final cost to $274. This is $79 more than the textbook rental fee, which totals $125 and requires an additional $70 for novels and workbooks. Board member Mary Ozog suggested communicating with parents to compare the iPad rental fee to what families have paid in the past. “That would be something, at least, to have that in the back pocket,” Ozog said. The deployment program will require an investment of $500,000 to $600,000 per year by the district. Once cost savings occur at the end of

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Continued from page 4 your friends and change your setting, she said. Albright has made it her mission to make sure Michael’s death wasn’t in vain. She has been advocating for education about the dangers of heroin, particularly with kids at a young age. She is also writing representatives, senators and doing what she can to get addiction recognized as an illness. If Michael were still alive today, Albright would tell him, “we are all saints and sinners every day. You are not bad, you have an illness. If you can’t do this for yourself, do this for me... I need you to live. I love you and believe in you and will never give up on you.” This past October, Albright celebrated Michael’s first angel birthday and released balloons at Lilacia Park as she visited a memory brick that was installed by the park district last fall in her son’s honor for awareness. The brick serves as awareness to others, but it’s that smiling photo of her son with Lilly, along with several photos in her home, that remind her every day the type of person her son was without heroin’s hold. “He had such a good heart, and he never left this house without saying, ‘I love you, mom,’” she said.

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LOMBARD – Entering the Thanksgiving season, the Lombard Police Department is issuing a reminder that they will be cracking down on both drunken drivers and seat belt violations. In a release issued last week, the department reminded residents to fasten their seatbelts and to drive sober over the Thanksgiving holiday. Officers will be out “in force” using grant money allocated for seat belt and DUI enforcement. For more information about the Click It or Ticket and the Drive Sober or Get Pulled over campaigns, visit www.buckleupillinois.org. – Suburban Life Media


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How one community in York Township began as two towns

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Nancy Economou (back left) and her husband, John, comfort a grandmother and her grandchild, both overwhelmed by the show of generosity granted to them by the Watts of Love organization, on the Philippine island of Ilan earlier this year.

Lombard-based Watts of Love is raising money to send its solar-powered LED lanterns to areas hardest hit by Super Typhoon Haiyan, which caused catastrophic damage when it recently tore through the Philippines. The lanterns feature four power settings and also have a built-in USB port with three common adapters to charge electronic devices. Visit www.wattsoflove.org for information. A Hispanic Parent/Student Leadership Academy titled “Grooming for Excellence” is working to provide Hispanic students in the Glenbard Township High School District 87 schools with resources to help them complete four-year college degrees.

8STREET TALK Q: Should retail stores be open on Thanksgiving Day? “Why not? … It’s the employees’ choice to work at that store.” Jim Merritello, working in Lombard David Good, news editor dgood@shawmedia.com 630-427-6270

“Yes, with limited hours. But, I would not want to be working on Thanksgiving.” Mitch Steed, visiting Lombard

“If people want to shop, they should suck it up and go after midnight on Black Friday.” Sarah Antioho, visiting Lombard

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances. First Amendment, U.S. Bill of Rights

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In order to write this series of columns on the origins of the names of some of the communities in York Township, I have done a lot of research at our local libraries, local historical societies, and on the Internet. Naturally, in many of the histories that I have read, there are discrepancies and disagreements of fact. Any COMMUNITY historian worth his salt will VOICE tell you that the more sources John W. of information you have for any historical event, the Valle more opportunity there is for differences of opinion on the facts of the matter. That is why I say that what I offer to you, my readers, is my best guess, based upon my research, as to how things really happened. In this column, we will focus on the origins of Villa Park. The development of Villa Park was unique in that it began as two separate subdivisions. Villa Park was recorded in the DuPage County Recorder’s office in 1908, and Ardmore, to the west, in 1910. To entice buyers of lots, the developers built Ardmore School, a train station, and planted hundreds of trees along the newly laid out streets. The development firm, Ballard and Pottinger, ran free Sunday promotional excursions. Those who bought acre lots had their choice of 200 baby chicks or 20 apple trees. Which would you have chosen? Back in the day there was much rivalry between Villa Park and Ardmore. However, in order to acquire tax money for community improvements, the two subdivisions united in 1914. The Village of Ardmore was incorporated on Aug. 8, 1914. The name was contested by the Villa Park section, and a vote was taken in 1917. Since there were more people living in the Villa Park section, the name was changed to Villa Park on Oct. 15, 1917, leaving many disgruntled citizens on the west side of the village. At that time, the population was a whopping 300! I hope you enjoyed this little trip down memory lane courtesy of the Villa Park Historical Society.

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8SOUND OFF Protect our children Great news! Congratulations to the Downers Grove Public Library! At its next monthly meeting on Nov. 20, the Library Board will consider policy changes that support a more effective, child-appropriate approach to Internet access. Computers in [the] children’s area will be equipped with filtering software designed to screen out age-inappropriate material, which will be similar to that used in public schools. It would be great if folks from Westmont Public Library attend this meeting or get some training from public school ITs to learn which filtering software works well. Their excuse that past filters did not work properly and had to be removed will not convince us that they really did all they could to protect children behind computers. It is their responsibility to find a product that works. If schools can do it, so can a library. Our tax dollars are available for this purpose and we want our children to be safe in [the] library. It can be accomplished, so let’s hope that library staff will care enough and do the right thing.

‘Hooterville’ Every train that enters Downers Grove has an engineer who acts like he just got a new horn for his birthday. “Hoot-hoot, hoot-hoot” all day and all night. Residents should have a referendum on a name change for the village. I vote for “Hooterville.”

Thank you, Proviso Township I just want to say ‘thank you’ to Proviso Township for taking me to the doctor, to my eye doctor, at Loyola. I didn’t have to wait

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for my kids to find time for me and they were right on time and they were wonderful. They got me to Loyola and I got the shot in my eye and they picked me up 10 minutes after I called them and told them I was ready, and it was a wonderful service, and I want to thank Proviso Township transportation for my senior ride … I think more people should take advantage of this. They have wonderful other things, too.

Smells like garbage If President Obama thinks his health plan smells like a rose, to me it smells more like garbage.

Time will be the judge There has been a great deal of negative criticism and little support in this area for the Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare. Whether against it or for it, before we voice our opinion, it behooves us all to read the actual document itself, not blindly accept someone’s opinion with a biased position. As with Social Security and Medicare, there was a lot of controversy before they were enacted into law. Obamacare is no different. Time will be the judge as to whether it is beneficial or not.


McCOOK – It was an earthquake. The tremor that shook the western suburbs Nov. 4 seven seconds after a routine explosion at McCook’s Federal Quarry was an earthquake, not a quarry blast, the U.S. Geological Survey determined Nov. 13 after examining data from Hanson Material Service Corp., the company that conducted the blast. Hanson suspended blasting at the quarry after the incident. Hanson spokesman Jeff Sieg said the company would likely decide soon if and when to restart blasting, which it typically conducts every few days. “We don’t have any reason to believe that we won’t resume blasting soon,” Sieg said. “We just haven’t made the decision to do that yet.” Until Nov. 13, USGS scientists thought the incident, which caused minor damage to nearby buildings and was felt as far as Wisconsin and Indiana, was caused solely by the quarry blast, based on data collected by the agency’s nearest seismograph, about 27 miles from the quarry. A Nov. 13 meeting in Colorado started with USGS scientists at odds with Hanson’s stance that the tremor was not caused by its blast alone. But after examining more precise data taken by Hanson’s instruments at the quarry, the USGS determined that the blast and tremor were separate events, the second a 3.2-magnitude earthquake. Case closed, right? The short answer: Not even close. Scientists still think the blast and earthquake were related, considering the rarity of seismic events in the Chicago area. “The working hypothesis is this shallow seismic event is somehow associated with the quarrying process and that it was somehow triggered by this very small explosion,” said Jim Dewey, geophysicist at the USGS’ National Earth-

quake information Center in Colorado. “It’s very likely [the events were connected] just because it would be such an extraordinary coincidence otherwise.” What happened Nov. 4 in McCook appears to be so unique, according to Dewey, that he estimates it will take years to figure out what exactly happened, in addition to what should be done about it. Dewey said he could think of only five or six cases since the mid-1970s in the world where quarry activity was linked to an earthquake. “We’re sort of in the awkward position of being in effect a doctor diagnosing some weird illness that we don’t really know how best to treat,” he said. The USGS is considering installing its own seismographs at the quarry to help determine whether “micro earthquakes” are occurring there regularly, Dewey said. If so, seismographs would allow scientists to locate the quakes’ origins to within 30 meters, information that could allow quarry operators to adjust operations to prevent triggering shocks, Dewey said. “The question is what’s causing this and can it be mitigated?” he said. Representatives from La Grange, Countryside and McCook met with Hanson officials Tuesday regarding the event. Also present was U.S. Rep. Dan Lipinski, who has requested a federal investigation of the incident. As of Nov. 13, about 50 La Grange residents had notified the village of damage reports filed with Hanson as a result of the earthquake. Should residents be on their toes for another quake? Given the similar incident that occurred Aug. 31, 2010 – which the USGS is now re-classifying as an earthquake, not a quarry blast, after Wednesday’s discovery – maybe. “I would not rule out the possibility of something similar to what happened Nov. 4 to happen in the future,” Dewey said.

JAMES C. BRUBAKER James C. Brubaker, age 84, of Huntley, formerly of Elmhurst, a retired field agent for Economy Fire & Casualty, passed away on Tuesday evening, November 12, 2013 in Elgin following a lengthy illness. He is survived by his loving wife of 64 years, Lillian; his sons, Steven W. Brubaker, Jeffery O. (Lisa) LockeBrubaker; his daughters, Alison K. (Rollin) Kindig and Leslie A. (Marc) Cullerton; his grandchildren, William, Katherine, Katherine, Kelly (Paul), Amy, Tracy, Marc and Kylie; also his cousins, Jack Packard and Jean Schneider. A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, November 25, 2013, with visitation after 10:00 a.m. at St. Hugh of Lincoln Episcopal Church, 36W957 Highland Avenue, (Southeast corner of Randall & Highland) in Elgin. Memorials in his name may be made to the church. The DeFiore-Jorgensen Funeral & Cremation Service of Huntley is in charge of the arrangements. For more information please call 847-515-8772 or online condolences can be directed to www.defiorejorgensen.com

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y, Wheaton. For funeral arrangements, please call 630-832-0018 or www.gibbonsfuneralhome.com

KATHY MCALISTER Kathy McAlister, age 56, of Villa Park and Lombard, passed away. Arrangements by Steuerle Funeral Home. 630-832-4161

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Wilhelmina Henrica (Int'Groen) Perez, age 89, of Gilbertsville, Pennsylvania, formerly of Illinois, wife of the late Raphael Serbin Perez, passed away on Wednesday, November 13, 2013 at Parkhouse Providence Pointe Nursing Home in Royersford, Pennsylvania. Born in Tilburg, Netherlands, she was the daughter of the late Joannes Gerardus and Arnolda Maria Francisca (Brokken) Int'Groen. Surviving is her daughter, Rachel Mary Collins of Illinois; son, Raphael Joseph Perez, husband of Maxine, of Gilbertsville; grandchildren, W. Russell and Alexander Collins and Raphael Jr. and Joseph Perez; and great grandson, Jeffrey Collins. She is predeceased by her husband, parents and 5 siblings. Interment will be Saturday, GEORGE R. HANRAHAN November 23, 2013 at 12:30PM, at Queen of Heaven Cemetery in George Raymond Hanrahan, age Hillside, Illinois. 86, longtime resident of Elmhurst, Catagnus Funeral Home & Army Veteran of WWII, member of Cremation Center, Inc., Gilbertsville, and usher at Immaculate Conception Catholic Parish, Elmhurst; dear- Pennsylvania, is in charge of arest husband of Rita, nee Nutow; lov- rangements. View obituaries or send ing father of Sharon (Dave) Rosner, condolences at Marilyn (Dennis) Hanrahan-Speck, Mark (Natay) Hanrahan and the late www.catagnusfuneralhomes.com Mary Ellen Krull; proud grandfather SUSAN M. TRUDEAU of Brian, Michael, Kurt, Ryan, Erin, Kelly and Katelyn and great-grandSusan Marie Trudeau, of Elmhurst, father of Davey, Ian and Benjamin; dear brother, uncle, great-uncle and passed away Wednesday, Novemfriend of many. ber 13, 2013, at the age of 51 after a courageous 4 ½ year battle with Visitation Friday 3:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Saturday 8:00 a.m. lung cancer. Susan is survived by her loving until time of funeral 9:00 a.m. at husband, William; her wonderful Gibbons Funeral Home, 134 South children, Matthew, Melissa and York Road, (½ mile North of York Brittany; her beloved mother, Road), Elmhurst. Mass of Christian Burial 9:30 a.m. at Immaculate Con- Marjorie Paddock; and her dear ception Catholic Church. Interment brother, James (Kathy) Paddock. Saint Michael Catholic Cemetery, Susan was preceded in death by

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Lydia S. Agnes, age 95, of Villa Park, passed away. Arrangements by Steuerle Funeral Home. 630-832-4161

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Forest Preserve District considers McKee House restoration By MARY BETH VERSACI mversaci@shawmedia.com After finding the historic McKee House in Churchill Woods to be structurally sound, architectural design firm AltusWorks presented options to officials from the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County to restore the house at costs ranging from $230,000 to $2 million. The McKee House has a long history in DuPage County and served as the Forest Preserve District’s first administration building. The house has since sat vacant for more than 10 years near the Glen Ellyn-Lombard border, sustaining significant water

Projected costs • Stabilization: $230,969 • First floor access – business: $1,351,823 • First floor access – assembly: $1,448,710 • Full building reuse – business: $1,916,799 • Full building reuse – assembly: $2,043,712 damage over time. Stabilization of the structure is expected to cost $230,969. Additional costs will be necessary to prepare the house for public use. After AltusWorks presented at the Nov. 19 Board

of Commissioners meeting, Commissioner Tim Whelan, who represents the area of the Forest Preserve District that includes the McKee House, said he believes the projected costs are comparable to other restoration efforts the district has taken on in the past. The project would likely be funded primarily by a nonprofit formed to support the restoration, similar to previous funding models used by the Forest Preserve District. There have also been instances when the district used part of its budget for rehabilitation projects, Whelan said. However, not every board member was sure whether the restoration is vital to the For-

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est Preserve District. “That’s a lot of money,” said Commissioner Mary Lou Wehrli, who represents District Five. Public input gathered by AltusWorks at a meeting held Aug. 21 in Glen Ellyn indicated community members would be in favor of using the house as an assembly space or as adult education classrooms for local colleges. Groups in the area have supported the restoration, including Citizens for Glen Ellyn Preservation, which previously fought against district plans to demolish the home. Funds that would have been used to support demolition instead paid for the study by AltusWorks to evaluate the viability of restoring the house. “The building is very well-suited for adaptive reuse for the uses the community would like to see,” said AltusWorks Founder Ellen Stoner. The house’s most significant issues include the need to replace the roof, install new utilities and eliminate the dangers of mold and lead paint. Beyond stabilization, re-

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habilitation options include restoring the first floor of the building for either business or public use. This would cost about $1.35 million or $1.45 million, respectively. The public assembly option would include the same work as what would be needed for business use, along with additional items, such as converting the garage to a catering kitchen. Rehabilitating the entire house for public use would cost more. Full building reuse work for the classroom option would cost about $1.9 million. The assembly possibility would cost $2 million. Whelan said he favored starting off with an option to restore the McKee House’s first floor access. “Once you get somebody in there with first floor accessibility, and they’re showing what can be done, then you can also look at what more you can do there,” he said. Next steps include establishing a group of people interested in fundraising for the project before the Forest Preserve District Board of Commissioners votes on any specific options.

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• Joseph Kovach, 18, 248 W. Morris Ave. was charged with DUI at 2:35 a.m. Nov. 12 at Sunset and Ridge avenues. Kovach was asleep in his vehicle. • Renee Dornfeld, 34, 2620 Harrison St., Glenview, was charged with DUI, no insurance, improper lane usage and changing lanes without signaling at 12:20 a.m. Nov. 13 at Roosevelt Road and Ardmore Avenue. • Steven Finkler, 34, 2005 S. Finley Road, was charged with DUI, speeding and no insurance at 8:48 p.m. Nov. 14 during a traffic stop at 800 E. Roosevelt Road.

Burglary reported • A television was stolen from the basement at 1:22 p.m. Nov. 12 at a residence located in the 1200 block of Finley Road. • A painting, $750 in cash, a side table and a wallet were stolen from an apartment at 9:36 p.m. Nov. 14 in the 2000 block of Finley Road. • A handbag, $200 in cash and books were taken at 3:04 p.m. Nov. 15 from a vehicle parked at the Yorktown Shopping Center. The car’s driver’s side window was smashed to gain entry. • Several items, including a wallet and personal checks, were taken at 6:01 a.m. Nov. 13 from a vehicle parked in the 100 block of Windsor Avenue.

Retail theft reported Selling tobacco to minor charged Ashvaf Musleh, 33, 10105 S. 87th St. Palos Hills, was charged with selling tobacco to a minor at

• A retail theft was reported at 3:18 p.m. Nov. 12 at Spencer’s Gifts, 129 Yorktown Shopping Center. • Two females took several

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Property damage reported • A muffler was damaged at 4 p.m. Nov. 12 on a vehicle parked in the Yorktown Shopping Center. • The front window of a residence was damaged by a BB pellet at 9:57 a.m. Nov. 14 in the 300 block of Highland Avenue.

Theft reported • A catalytic converter was removed at 4 p.m. Nov. 12 from a vehicle parked in the Yorktown Shopping Center. • A catalytic converter was removed at 1:12 p.m. Nov. 13 from a vehicle parked in the 300 block of Butterfield Road. • An iPad was taken at 8:19 a.m. Nov. 14 from a classroom at Glenbard East High School, 1014 S. Main St.

LOMBARD – A Lombard family escaped safely from a house fire Nov. 15 at 239 N. Main St. The Lombard Fire Department responded to the call at about 3:10 p.m. When they arrived, they found smoke coming through the roof of the single family home, according to acting Battalion Chief Doug Cail. The damage is estimated

between $60,000 and $80,000 and is largely contained to the kitchen and an adjoining room, according to a news release from the village of Lombard. No injuries were reported during the fire. Surrounding departments that also responded to the incident include Carol Stream, Downers Grove, Elmhurst, Glenside, Lisle-Woodridge, Oakbrook Terrace, Villa Park, Wheaton and York Center.

8NEWS BRIEF Glenbard East students named to honors choir LOMBARD – Three Glenbard East students were among five Glenbard High School District 87 students to be selected to participate in the American Choral Directors Association High School Mixed Honors Choir at the Central Division conference. Rebecca DeCata (soprano),

Frank Cesario (tenor) and Luke Young (tenor) were among the five chosen. The conference will be Feb. 26 to March 1 in Cincinnati. The students were chosen from among hundreds of submitted auditions to be a part of the 70 singers selected for this prestigious choir. – Suburban Life Media

ELMHURST CHAMBER NEWS & NOTES Ambassador’s Welcome

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Chamber Ambassadors welcome new members Country Financial/Jack Schiltz (314 West Eggleston Avenue), Panda Windows & Doors (129 Addison Avenue), Goalie’s Goodies (116 South York Street) and All Corporate Video (340 Ferndale Drive) during visits in November and October. Handling the ribbon-cutting duties (scissors in hand, clockwise from top right) are Jack Schiltz, Financial Representative for Country Companies, with Production Assistant Susan Szymanski; Tiranit Shoshan, Co-Owner of Panda Windows & Doors, in between fellow Co-Owner Avi Shoshan (left) and Sales Representative Bob Borhauer; Debbie Watrous, President of Goalie’s Goodies and Mike Kozuchowski, Owner of All Corporate Video.

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Paul Koch, Partner and General Manager of Larry Roesch Chrysler Jeep Dodge, swears in Julie Miller, Office Manager at Patrick T. Sheehan & Associates to succeed him as Chair of the Chamber’s Board of Directors. Miller is the Board’s eighth female Chair in 95 years (sixth in the past 14 years) and first of a quartet of former Elmhurst College student interns to Chair while serving as a Director.

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items of clothing at 3:49 p.m. Nov. 14 at Forever 21, 300 Yorktown Shopping Center. • Two juveniles took clothing without paying at 7:36 p.m. Nov. 15 at Von Maur, 145 Yorktown Shopping Center.

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Jeanne Schultz Angel Former executive director, Lombard Historical Society

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To reserve tickets for the open house, call the society at 630-6291885 or visit www.lombardhistory. org.

The Carriage House Expansion project, completed last year, featured the construction of two new lecture rooms and the expansion of the archive space. It was funded with the partial state grant, donations and a loan from the Village of Lombard, which maintains the house. The society is currently repaying the village for the loan. Sarah Richardt, executive director of the Lombard Town Centre and former senior program coordinator for the historical society, said Angel changed Lombard by instilling a sense of community. “The vibrancy she brought – I don’t think people think of the society as a little, old lady society anymore,” said Richardt, who was originally hired by Angel. “She brought a cooperative nature and a spirit that no organization can do it alone.” Under Angel’s leadership, the society was recently named “Small Institution of the Year” by the IAM. The society will host a farewell open house/wine tasting party for Angel from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday at the Carriage House, 23 W. Maple St. In lieu of gifts, Angel is requesting that people make donations to the Carriage House Capital Campaign, a fund set up to continue repaying the village back for its contribution to the project. “I really thought what better way to leave than to have one more fundraising push because I really believe in this organization and the direction it’s going,” Angel said.

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LOMBARD – History is what makes a small community special, according to Jeanne Schultz Angel, the former executive director of the Lombard Historical Society. “If you don’t have the stories that keep getting told, you basically have a very bland community,” said Angel, who earlier this month was named the new executive director of the Illinois Association of Museums. Angel, who grew up in Naperville, began her position with the Lombard Historical Society in December 2006. Her job responsibilities included managing two historical museums – the Victorian Cottage Museum and the Sheldon Peck Homestead – and promoting Lombard’s local history. “I was excited about the opportunity in Lombard because it is such a unique community,” she said. Learning any community’s history is about putting it into the broader context of American history, explained Angel, who added she quickly took to Lombard’s past and began finding progressive ways to promote it. “My favorite part of the job was fostering a pride in Lombard’s heritage,” she said. Angel was instrumental in expanding the society’s vision through unique programs that attracted new people previously unfamiliar with the society, including a downtown pub crawl and bike tours, said Leslie Sulla, board president of the Lombard Historical Society. “She is a great ideas person and has a creative flare,” said Sulla. “She loved Lombard.” Angel was also a great grant writer, who secured a $70,000 state grant for the Carriage House Expansion, Sulla said.

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Heroin epidemic sweeping county, authorities say By ED MCMENAMIN emcmenamin@shawmedia.com Heroin deaths have spiked in 2013, but county officials said Monday night that the issue still hasn’t received the attention it warrants or deserves. “I can tell you that I’ve been very frustrated,” DuPage County Coroner Dr. Richard Jorgenson said at a heroin forum Monday. “I think we’re hiding our heads in the sand. “We have to address this at a young age, and we have to admit that we have a problem in DuPage County.” Jorgenson was joined by DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert Berlin and Robert Crown Center Interim Director Joan Olson at the forum, hosted by state Reps. Patti Bellock and Sandy Pihos at Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove. There have been 42 heroin-related deaths in DuPage County so far this year, already surpassing the entire 2012 total of 38. Overdose victims this year have been as young as 15 and as old as 64, though most have been in their 20s.

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DuPage County Coroner Dr. Richard Jorgenson speaks at a heroin forum Monday at Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove. “This is a real problem,” Jorgenson said. “It’s getting worse, it’s not getting better. It’s in all ages, all municipalities and all socioeconomic groups.” The panel spoke to a crowd of more than 50 who gathered at the hospital, including concerned parents, healthcare professionals and family mem-

bers of overdose victims. Audrey Albright of Lombard lost her son to a heroin overdose in October 2012, she said. “We do not want any families to go through what we experienced,” she said. “We are living with half a heart every day. My son would have celebrated his 23rd birthday [Tues-

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Roman Catholic The Perpetual Adoration Chapel of Our Lady-Mother of Eucharist is available 24 hours a day for private prayer and adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, exposed on the Altar. The Chapel is located in the Convent Building (south side of church) at York and Madison in Elmhurst.

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day], and I’ll sing happy birthday tomorrow in front of his urn. And I’ll release a balloon to heaven for him.” Jorgenson and Berlin said many addicts start with prescription painkillers such as Vicodin or Oxycontin, and when those pills run out, it’s easier to feed the opiate addiction with heroin. A tenth of a gram of heroin sells for about $10 on the street, he said. Contributing to the addictive quality of heroin and the number of overdoses is an increasing purity in the drug on the street. Most heroin was only about 4 percent pure 30 or 40 years ago, he said. Now, users can drive to the west side of Chicago and buy heroin with a purity of about 35 percent. The biggest message from all the speakers was to speak to children and educate them on the dangers of the drug. Berlin also encouraged families to dispose of unused painkillers before they fall into the hands of children, and to make sure any child prescribed painkillers by a doctor or dentist is only taking the recommended dosage. “When people get prescribed prescription drugs, you usually get maybe 30

pills,” Berlin said. “Most people use maybe a third of those. And what’s happening with the rest of those, they’re ending up in your medicine cabinet where kids have access to those.” He said that a few years ago, the entire county would see maybe five or six felony heroin cases a year. But this year, out of 185 felony drug possession cases, 57 of those were for heroin, and 26 were for prescription pills. Only cocaine exceeded heroin, with 66 felony cases so far in 2013, Berlin said. Despite the number of arrests and increased focus by law enforcement, Berlin said heroin is not a problem the county can “arrest and prosecute our way out of.” “The system is simply not set up for it and it can not handle these types of numbers,” he said. “And when you’re dealing with addicts, sending them to prison simply doesn’t work, you’re not curing the addiction.” Berlin pointed to DuPage County’s drug court, which seeks to rehabilitate drug users instead of incarcerating them, as a step in the right direction. He said only 8 percent of offenders who complete the drug court process go on to commit another felony within three years, compared with 30 percent of convicts who go through the regular court system. He and Jorgenson also pointed to two new laws in Illinois as positive steps. One gives immunity to drug users who may be holding narcotics when they call 911 to save an overdosing friend. If the caller has less than 3 grams of drugs, police will not press charges for possession. A second new law allows healthcare professionals to distribute Naloxone, a heroin overdose antidote, to anyone who requests the drug. “Sometimes we have to think outside the box,” Jorgenson said.

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Whaley and Margaret White OAKBROOK TERRACE: Sophomore Richard Ortiz VILLA PARK: Seniors Doyle Peterson and Anne Torgerson; juniors Samuel Asta, Cameron Casey and Albert Holler; and freshmen Dylan Sircher and Alyssa Spingola WOOD DALE: Senior Rachel Moraga and sophomores Leann Elengical and Emily Lezcano HONOR ROLL ADDISON: Senior Dylan Thompson BENSENVILLE: Sophomore Yingzuo Ci ELMHURST: Seniors Matthew Brachmann and Joseph Esposito; junior Liam Rauen; and freshman Brendan Rauen LOMBARD: Seniors Maxwell Batchelder, Isaac Colon, Michael Gowin, Daniel Jennrich, Emily Maggiore, Ryan McAuley, Clarissa Orr, Nicholas Popernik, Rickie Scali, Angela Signorile, Grace Townsend and Alexander Wills; juniors Michael Bates, Michaela Kirchoff, Monica Loftus, Jennifer Marten, Neil Orr, Jinyong Park, Malcolm Pitchford, Robert Powers, Sarah Robertson, Abby Thomas, Martha Venchus, Xuesi Wang and Reed Wojkovich; sophomores Jake Komel, Erin Malab, Jack Manzara, Brandon Pacente, Jacob Stiles, Maria Trimarco, Nolan Vincent and Isabella Yunez; and freshmen Connor Chiaramonti, Emily Crotty, Kevin Huff, Danielle Hull, Riley May, Rebecca McManus, Alexandra Nicholson, Christopher Parrilli, Brianna Posada and Yuanjun Sun VILLA PARK: Senior Gabriella Almaraz, junior Taylor Scavone and freshman Conor Williams

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BULLETIN BOARD were in the military or not. Also includes chicken and burgers. Live Addison Kiwanis Club, noon Tues- entertainment, including karaoke on the second Friday of the month. For day, Solace 601, 601 W. Army Trail Road, Addison. Noon or 5:30 p.m. For information, call 630-833-7800. Celebrate Recovery, 7 p.m. information, call 630-459-3303. Addison Rotary Club, 12:15 p.m. Friday, West Suburban Community Wednesday, Alta Villa Banquet Hall, Church, 825 N. Van Auken St., Elmhurst. Biblically addresses people’s 430 N. Addison Road, Addison. For hurts, habits and hang-ups. For information, call 630-327-1521. Addison Chess Club, 6 to 9 p.m. information, call 630-530-5018, or visit www.recoverychicago.com. Wednesday, Addison Community Pokemon & More, 7 to 8 p.m. Park, 120 E. Oak St., Addison. For Friday, Elmhurst Public Library, information, call 630-834-0566. 125 S. Prospect Ave., Elmhurst. For Addison & Elmhurst Area kids ages 5 to 14, and families too. Toastmasters, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Children under 7 must be accomAddison Park District Community panied by an adult. The library will Building, 120 E. Oak St., Addison. supply the mats, Yu-Gi-Oh! mats, Meets the second and fourth Wednesday of every month. Mem- chess materials, and LEGOs. Please note: There will not be an instructor bership is $45 for 6 months. For at these sessions. No registration information, call 630-443-0633. required. For information, call 630Business Networking Group 279-8696, or visit www.elmhurst(BNG DuPage) Meetup, 7 a.m. publiclibrary.org. Wednesday, IHOP, 1671 W. Lake West Suburban Lapidary Club, 8 St., Addison. For information, call p.m. Friday, The Abbey, 740 W. St. 630-932-1775. Charles Road, Elmhurst. Doors open Annual Turkey Trot, 7:45 a.m. at 7:30 p.m. Membership is $17 per Thursday, Community Park, 120 E. year, per family. For information, Oak Street, Addison. Win a frozen turkey by accurately predicting your call 708-442-5452. Abbey Choraliers, 9:30 a.m. finishing time for the course. Kids 12 Friday, The Abbey of Elmhurst, 407 and younger may participate in the W. St Charles Road, Elmhurst. For Drumstick Dash at 8:45, preceding information, call 630-530-8292, the race start time at 9 a.m. This email dpiccirilli1@hotmail.com. race is not chip-timed and timing 1, 2, 3, Storytime!, 9:30 to 10 devices of any kind are not allowed. a.m. Friday, Elmhurst Public Library, Pre-registration is recommended, 125 S. Prospect Ave., Elmhurst. however event-day registration Stories, nursery rhymes and music will be available. Pre-registration: for children ages 1 to 3, with an Individual rate: $20 Family rate (up adult. Tickets available the morning to four): $40. Day of registration: of the program. For information, Individual rate: $25 Family rate (up call 630-279-8696, or visit www. to four): $45. For information, visit elmhurstpubliclibrary.org. www.addisonparks.org. Buy Smart: Use Apps!, 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Elmhurst Public LiBENSENVILLE brary, 125 S. Prospect Ave., Elmhurst. Learn how be a better consumer by Drop-In Storytime, 10 a.m. using apps on your smartphone and Friday, Bensenville Public Library, tablet. Bring your gadget with basic 200 S. Church Road., Bensenville. setup already done (out of the box, Open to all ages. For information, set up, passwords entered, charged call 630-766-4642. and know the basics). All featured Rotary Club of Bensenville, 12:15 apps are free. For information, p.m. Tuesday, Two Chefs Café, 3 S. call 630-279-8696, or visit www. Center St., Bensenville. For informa- elmhurstpubliclibrary.org. tion, call 630-766-4642. Carousel Flowers Open House, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, CarELMHURST ousel Flowers, 527 S. York Street, Elmhurst. Get inspired by the Elmhurst American Legion Fish holiday decorations, gifts, wreaths Fry, 6 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, Elmhurst and more. Champagne and hors American Legion, 310 W. Butterfield d’oeuvres served. For information, Road, Elmhurst. Open to the public; call 630-834-7039. everyone is welcome whether you Drop-In eReader Help, 1 to 4:30

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p.m. Saturday, Elmhurst Public Library, 125 S. Prospect Ave., Elmhurst. Stop by the 2nd floor Information Desk to get one-on-one help downloading eBooks, eAudiobooks and EPL books to your iPod or MP3 Player. Bring your laptop, device and any device cords. A valid Elmhurst Public Library is card required for this program. For information, call 630-279-8696, or visit www. elmhurstpubliclibrary.org. Authors Susan Bowen and Heidi Thompson Book Signing Event, 1 p.m. Saturday, Tannins Wine Bar & Boutique, 112 N. York Street, Elmhurst. Authors will sign copies of their book, “I Got Drunk at my Baby Shower.” For information, call 630-834-4800. Gam-Anon Gambling Addiction Support Group, 8 p.m. Saturday, Dieke Room at Elmhurst Memorial Hospital, 200 Berteau Ave., Elmhurst. For information, visit www. gam-anon.org. Elmhurst Running Club, 6 a.m. Saturday, Prairie Path gazebo, Spring Road, Elmhurst. Seasonal training runs, 6 a.m. Saturdays. For information, call 630-225-5233, or visit www.elmhurst-runners.com. Lyric Opera Lecture: “Die Fledermaus,” 2:30 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Elmhurst Public Library, 125 S. Prospect Ave., Elmhurst. Lecturer Michael Fish explains this is considered the world’s favorite operetta. For information, call 630-279-8696, or visit www.elmhurstpubliclibrary. org. Elmhurst Lions Club, noon Monday, Wilder Mansion, 211 S. Prospect Ave., Elmhurst. For information, call 630-569-5219. Knights of Columbus, 7 p.m. Monday, Knights of Columbus Hall, 537 S. York Road, Elmhurst. Social meeting, 7 p.m. Mondays; business meeting, 8 p.m. every first Tuesday. For information, call 630-800-8072. Choral-Aires Chorus weekly practice, 7 to 10 p.m. Monday, Redeemer Lutheran Church of Elmhurst, 345 Kenilworth Ave., Elmhurst. Four-part barbershop chorus for women. For information, call 630665-8387, or visit choral-aires.org. Parlons en Français, 7 to 8:30 p.m. Monday, Elmhurst Public Library, 125 S. Prospect Ave., Elmhurst. Practice speaking French with an informal, friendly group. Enjoy guided discussions about different topics. Basic knowledge of the French language is needed. For information,

We want your news! To submit an item for Bulletin Board, visit www.shawurl.com/forms call 630-279-8696, or visit www. elmhurstpubliclibrary.org. Soul Priority Discussion Group, 7 a.m. Monday, Elijah’s Coffee, 111 E. First St., Elmhurst. Integrate biblical business and leadership principles with other local business leaders. Elmhurst Kiwanis Club, noon Tuesday, Francesca’s Amici Restaurant, 174 N. York Road, Elmhurst. For information, call 630-530-5552. Elmhurst Business Builders, 7:30 a.m. Tuesday, The Elmhurst Restaurant, 441 W. Lake St., Elmhurst. For information, call 630-707-3646. Bingo night, 6:45 p.m. Wednesday, Elmhurst American Legion, 310 W. Butterfield Road, Elmhurst. 6:45 p.m. early bird, 7 p.m. start. For information, visit www.americanlegionthb187.org. Windy City Harmonica Club, 7 p.m. Wednesday, First Congregational Church, 235 S. Kenilworth Ave., Elmhurst. For information, call 630-833-2333. Addison & Elmhurst Area Toastmasters, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Addison Park District Community Building, 120 E. Oak St., Addison. For information, call 630-443-0633. B2B Referral Group, 12:15 a.m. Thursday, Cafe Amano, 105 S. York Road, Elmhurst. For information, call 630-303-0190. Noon Rotary Club, 12:15 p.m. Thursday, Wilder Mansion, 211 Prospect Ave., Elmhurst. For information, call 630-833-8771.

Sponsored by Lombard Park District. For information, call 630-620-7322, or visit www.lombardparks.com. Lombard Rotary Club, 12:15 to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Casey’s Restaurant, 415 E. North Ave., Lombard. Networking, fellowship and community service. For information, call 630-627-0316, or visit LombardRotary.org. Kiwanis Club of Lombard, 7:30 a.m. Thursday, Egg Harbor Cafe, 157 Yorktown Shopping Center, Lombard. For information, call 630-916-0519.

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Wee C Miniature Club, 7 p.m. Friday, Salvation Army, 1S415 Summit Ave., Villa Park. Doll house furniture and figures. For information, call 630-530-9841. Readers’ Theatre Group, 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Monday, Community Recreation Building, 320 E. Wildwood Ave., Villa Park. This adult/ senior program is free to join and there is no need to pre-register. For information, call 630-834-8525. Take Pounds Off Sensibly Weekly Meeting, 1:30 to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Community Recreation Building, 320 E. Wildwood Ave., Villa Park. $5 monthly chapter dues. First meeting is free. For information, visit www.tops.org. Bingo at the Villa Park VFW, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Villa Park VFW, 39 East St. Charles Road, Villa Park. Must be over 18 to play. Early Bird game starts at 6:45 p.m. For inforLOMBARD mation, call 630-834-8191. Men’s Garden Club of Villa Senior recreation group, 9 a.m. Park, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Villa Park to 3 p.m. Friday and Wednesday, Recreation Building, 320 Wildwood Lombard Community Senior Center, Ave., Villa Park. For information, 205 W. Maple St., Lombard. Wood carving class and bridge game. For visit www.homegardening.org. Kiwanis Club of Villa Park, 7:15 information, call 630-629-9707. a.m. Wednesday, Hi-View RestauLombard Camera Club, 7:30 p.m. rant, 425 W. St. Charles Road, Villa Monday, St. Timothy’s Church, 547 N. Main St., Lombard. Meets on the Park. For information, visit kiwanisclubofvillapark.com. second and fourth Mondays of the month September through May. Annual dues are $35. New members WOOD DALE are always welcome and no experience is necessary. For information, Zumba Class, 6:15 to 7:15 p.m. call 630-834-3980, or visit www. Friday, Monday and Wednesday, lombardcameraclub.com. Wood Dale Bowl, 155 W Irving Park Laughing Club, 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Rd., Wood Dale. Monday, WednesBeacon Hill Retirement Community, day and Friday. Classes are one 2400 S. Finley Road, Lombard. For hour and are $6 each. For informainformation, call 630-691-4007. tion, visit ehart.zumba.com. Lilac Town Senior Chorus, 10 Bingo, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Tioga VFW a.m. Thursday, Lombard Community Post 2149, 510 Georgetown Square, Building, 433 E. St. Charles Road, Wood Dale. For information, call Lombard. Singers age 60 and older. 630-766-0334.


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WHERE: Brauerhouse, 1000 N. Rohlwing Road, Lombard WHEN: 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 27 COST & INFO: Free; www.northofeight. com ABOUT: The original rock band North of Eight, currently in the top 10 in the region on ReverbNation, plays music influenced by Southern rock and blues. The band formed in 2009, and has opened for Grammy Award-winning Rusted Root. North of Eight is working on a follow-up to its debut album. The members of the six-man band, which includes sax and flute, all hail from Downers Grove.

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BOOK SIGNING WHERE: Tannins Wine Bar & Boutique, 112 N. York St., Elmhurst WHEN: 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23 COST & INFO: Free admission; www. tatepublishing.com ABOUT: Authors Susan Bowen and Heidi Thompson will sign copies of their book, “I Got Drunk at My Baby Shower: Our Successful Surrogacy Story.” Bowen is a cancer survivor who underwent a hysterectomy at 29, but whose dream of starting a family didn’t diminish. Thompson was a self-described workaholic juggling jobs and her children, who investigated the possibility of becoming a surrogate. The book’s called a heartwarming, tell-all memoir.

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WHERE: Center and Green Streets, Bensenville WHEN: 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 24 COST & INFO: Free; 630-766-8888, www. bensenville.il.us ABOUT: Santa Claus arrives aboard the Yuletide Express at 3 p.m., and will pose for photos with his fans. Adding to holiday cheer will be carolers, reindeer, keepsake ornaments, face painting, free edibles, train rides and the annual chili cook-off by area fire departments. The village tree lighting ceremony begins at 6 p.m. Free holiday movies will be shown at the Bensenville Theatre.

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WHERE: The Odeum Expo Center, 1033 N. Villa Ave., Villa Park WHEN: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 22 to 24 COST & INFO: $9, $8 for seniors, free for ages 9 and younger; www.hpifestivals.com; www.odeumexpo.com ABOUT: Autumn Festival: An Arts & Crafts Affair features hundreds of exhibitors from 30 states offering artwork, home décor and furniture, holiday furnishings, metal crafts and baby and children’s treasures. Photo provided

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WHERE: Fitz’s Spare Keys, 119 N. York St., Elmhurst WHEN: 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23 COST & INFO: $60 per person; www. kickoffforkids.org, 630-697-3997 ABOUT: Everyone loves a good party, but even better is one that also benefits a great cause. The entry fee to Kickoff for Kids’ 11th annual holiday party includes three hours of open bar, light appetizers, an open buffet, live auction and wine pulls. Kickoff for Kids is a nonprofit organization that works to help children in Elmhurst and the surrounding area through programs focused on community, education, health and fitness. Guests can bring unwrapped gifts for Toys for Tots.

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WOOW’s Japanese cuisine wows in La Grange LA GRANGE – At WOOW Japanese Restaurant in La Grange, the food is only half the experience. Located downtown, WOOW looks inconspicuous enough from the outside. A single overhead sign and dark windows do little to hint at what awaits beyond the restaurant’s doors. Once inside, I was greeted by a friendly hostess, and, since it was lunchtime and I was alone, was asked if I preferred a seat at the bar or a table. Personally, I get a kick out of watching my food be prepared, so I opted for one of the seats at the bar, behind which drinks are shaken and stirred and sushi is prepared. As I moved through the dining room, I couldn’t help but take in the visual experience around me. The walls are covered in animal prints – zebra and leopard mostly. Bright white chairs stand out next to black booths, while blue and red light bathes the space. In almost any direction, eyes are drawn to strands of twinkling lights. The result leaves more of an impression of a lounge. But WOOW is definitely a restaurant – and has the menu to prove it. The menu is largely dominated by sushi in the broad sense of the term, but more specifically split between rolls, sushi and sashimi. Sushi generally refers to seafood served rolled with rice and seaweed paper or seafood served on a bed of vinegared rice. Sashimi is just the fresh, uncooked seafood. To start, I ordered a plate of crab rangoon, perfectly crispy and filled with a good balance of cream cheese and crabmeat. I also ordered a plate of chicken fried rice. For those who are not ready to dive into the raw fish that largely makes up a sushi menu, there are plenty of offerings, ranging from fried rice to pad Thai and orange chicken. The fried rice was tasty, light and filled with fresh tasting ingredients.

WOOW Japanese Restaurant • Where: 35 S. La Grange Road, La Grange • Hours: 11:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 11:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; and 1 to 9 p.m. Sunday • Dress code: Casual • Info: 708-588-8888, www. woowsushi.com

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A sushi chef prepares my meal behind the bar at WOOW in La Grange.

The Crab Rangoon appetizer at WOOW Japanese Restaurant in La Grange is big, crispy and well balanced in flavor. I would wholeheartedly recommend venturing into the sushi menu, though. WOOW specializes in it, and my server was happy to help guide me and answer questions. Wanting to experience a range of offerings, I opted for the sushi and sashimi combo lunch special, which offered a chef’s choice of items and came with a California roll (a no-seafood, avocado-filled offering). The sashimi pieces were fresh and very flavorful. The

California roll was good, too, but I was hooked by the beautiful cuts of red and white fish. Overall, WOOW succeeds as a spot for sushi lovers, and the atmosphere inside can certainly keep a conversation going at the table. My water glass was never low, and the service was attentive without being intrusive. With a range of options for diners of all tastes, and an affordable pricepoint, it’s definitely the kind of place where everyone can find something to their liking. The ambiance and lighting

The sushi and sashimi combo lunch special includes a chef’s choice of tasty items. would make WOOW a great spot for a date or a night on the town with visiting friends.

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“Hello, Dolly!” At Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane, Oakbrook Terrace. Through Jan. 5. “Hello, Dolly!” is the story of turn-of-the-century widowed matchmaker Dolly Gallagher Levi, who, after cunningly negotiating marriages for others through a series of comic romantic entanglements, ultimately inds her own match. The performance schedule is as follows: Wednesdays at 1:30 p.m. ($35), Thursdays at 1:30 p.m. ($35) and 8 p.m. ($45), Fridays at 8 p.m. ($49), Saturdays at 5 p.m. ($49), and 8:30 p.m. ($49), and Sundays at 2 p.m. ($49), and 6 p.m. ($45). Lunch and dinner theatre packages range from $50 to $74 depending on the day of the week. For information, visit www. drurylane.com. Illumination: Tree Lights at the Morton Arboretum, The Morton Arboretum, 4100 Route 53, Lisle. This holiday season, don’t miss the arboretum’s unique winter lights event. For information, visit www. mortonarb.org. Music at Ballydoyle Pub, 9 p.m. Ballydoyle Pub, 5157 Main Street, Downers Grove. Nov. 22 – Afrodisiacs – “If disco be the food of love, then let the groove go on!” ($5 cover); Nov. 23 – This End Up – blend of classic rock to current hits. For information, call 630-969-0600 or visit www. ballydoylepub.com.

NOV. 22 “Picnic” Presented by Grove Players, 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, Lincoln Center, 935 Maple Ave., Downers Grove. Pulitzer Prize-winning drama about love and longing. Set in 1953, the play examines the arrival of a handsome drifter who upsets the equilibrium of a small Kansas town. Tickets prices are $16 for adults, $13 for seniors and $11 for students. For information, call 630-415-3682, or visit www. groveplayers.org. “The Christmas Tree” at Gallery Theater, 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday, Gallery Theater, Gallery 200/STUDIO, 203 Turner Court, West Chicago. The Neil Simon-like play is set in a cold Christmas tree lot on Christmas Eve, where two people come to purchase the last tree left on the lot. The story is illed with laughs, heartache and good old-fashioned Christmas spirit. Tickets are $9 and $8 for seniors and students. For information, call 630-234-5919, email GalleryTickets@aol.com. Oakbrook Center Holiday Extravaganza, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, Oakbrook Center, Corner of Route 83 and Cermak Road, Oak Brook. From unique art demonstrations and live reindeer to a stunning pyrotechnic performance, the event will feature one-

of-a-kind activities, strolling carolers and characters, and entertainment for the whole family to enjoy. Cap off the night with the Illuminated Lantern Night Processional. For information, call 630-573-0700, or visit www. oakbrookcenter.com. Aging Gracefully Wine Tasting and Benefit Auction, 6 to 10 p.m. Friday, Abbington Banquets, 3S002 IL Route 53, Glen Ellyn. Attendees will enjoy a delicious selection of hors d‘oeuvres and desserts, sample ine wine & craft beers, hear tips on food and wine/beer pairings and bid in both live and silent auctions including a trip for two to Napa Valley. Tickets to the event are $75 per person. For information, call 630-620-0804 or visit www.dupageseniorcouncil.org. Riverside Township Radio Players Performance, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Riverside Township Hall Auditorium, 27 Riverside Road, Riverside. Old-time radio show. An episode from Easy Aces called “Baby Food” along with Fibber McGee and Molly in “Fall Housecleaning” will be presented. Free admission. For information, call 708-442-8810. Wheaton College Artist Series: Spanish Brass in Concert, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Friday, Edman Memorial Chapel, Washington and Franklin Streets, Wheaton. Founded in 1989, the award-winning Spanish Brass has established itself as one of the world’s inest brass quintets known for the wide variety of its programs. Tickets are $45. For information, call 630-752-5010. Third Annual Re-Deck the Halls Sale, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Bethel UCC Adminstration Center, 316 E. Huntington Lane, Elmhurst. Stretch your holiday shopping budget at the sale of gently used holiday decorations and gifts. Bakery items and other treats also for sale. For information, call 630-279-4040, email ofice@bethel-ucc.org.

NOV. 23 Hollywood PTA Holiday Gift Shop, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Hollywood School, 3423 Hollywood Ave., Brookield. Shop a variety of vendors along with the opportunity to purchase gift cardsthat have a percentage of the sale going to the school. Holiday sing-a-long with Santa and Mrs. Claus at 11 a.m. and pictures with Santa until noon ($5). Free gift wrapping available. For information, email kimquilty@gmail.com. Carousel Flowers Open House, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Carousel Flowers, 527 S. York Street, Elmhurst. Get inspired by the holiday decorations, gifts, wreaths and more. Champagne and hors d’oeuvres served. For information, call 630-834-7039. “Gobble, Gobble, Crash!” Special

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‘DOCTOR WHO’ MOVIE WHERE: Eight suburban screens WHEN: 7:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 25 INFO: Celebrating 50 years since the start of the world’s longest-running scii series, “Doctor Who: The Day of the Doctor” comes to local movie theaters through BBC America and NCM Fathom Events. The special will be shown in RealD 3D at cinemas including the following AMC venues: Cicero 14, 4779 W. Cermak Road, Cicero; Quarry 14, 9201 W. 63rd St., Hodgkins; Yorktown 17, 80 Yorktown Shopping Center, Lombard; Naperville 16, 2815 Show Place Drive, Naperville; and Woodridge 18, 10000 Woodward Ave., Woodridge; Regal Cantera 17, 28250 Diehl Road, Warrenville; Cinemark Woodridge 17, 6500 Route 53, Woodridge, and Cinemark Century @ Stratford Square, Bloomingdale. Tickets are available at participating theater box ofices and online at www. FathomEvents.com. Guest Storytime, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Elmhurst Public Library, 125 S. Prospect Ave., Elmhurst. Listen to stories about the holiday, including “Gobble-Gobble-Crash,” shared by the author (and EPL staff member) Julie Stiegemeyer. Turkey crafts and snacks will wrap up the event. Register with EPL card in advance. For information, call 630-279-8696 or visit www.elmhurstpubliclibrary.org. Turkey Shoot Basketball Competition, noon Saturday, Western Springs Recreation Center, 1500 Walker, Western Springs. Free throw competition. All ages are welcome. Pre-registration required. For information, call 708246-9070, or visit www.wsprings. com. “Catching Fire” Movie Field Trip, 12:30 p.m. Saturday, York Theatre, 150 North York St., Elmhurst. The second movie (rated PG-13) in The Hunger Games trilogy. Tickets are $3 each the day of the show. Limited number of movie tickets available. Register in advance. For grades 6 to 12. Meet in the lobby of the theater at 12:30 for the 1 p.m. show. For information, call 630-279-8696, or visit www.elmhurstpubliclibrary.org. Annual Jingle Mingle, 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Burr Ridge Village Center, 701

Village Center Drive, Burr Ridge. Event includes parade, tree lighting, electric train rides, horse-drawn carriage rides, face painting, concessions and more. Admission and parking are free. Starts at 4:30 p.m. For information, visit www.burr-ridge.gov. Chili Cook Off and Pie Auction, 6 p.m. Saturday, Downers Grove Community Church, 6600 Fairview Ave., Downers Grove. Come taste the chili for free and vote for your favorite. The proceeds from the pie auction will go to the Deacon’s Fund, which aids both community and congregational members. For information, call 630969-3320 or visit www.dgcc.org. The Nutcracker Ballet at the Hinsdale Community House, 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Hinsdale Community House, 415 W. 8th Street, Hinsdale. This beneit performance will raise support to continue the ine art of ballet in Hinsdale. For information, visit hinsdalechamber.com. Mick Scott and Folk Duo Comfort Food Perform, 7 p.m. Saturday, Caribou Coffee, 5100 Main Street, Downers Grove. Enjoy a varied menu of music, songs and stories. For information, call 630-963-4122.

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• GO GUIDE Continued from page 23 Herbal Holiday Baking, 9:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, Morton Arboretum, 4100 IL Route 53, Lisle. This hands-on program will include how to craft herbal shortbread and cookies, candied herb flowers, tea breads and bread spreads, along with two methods for making scones. Participants will go home with at least one complete mix they can then make at home or give as a gift. Register in advance; cost is a $35 for members and $42 for non-members, including Arboretum admission and supplies. For information, call 630-719-2468, or visit www.mortonarb.org.

NOV. 24 Make Your Own Nature Ornaments, 1 to 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Morton Arboretum, 4100 IL Route 53, Lisle. Bring an outdoor photo of your family to incorporate. Register in advance; cost is $10 for members and $17 for non-members, including Arboretum admission. For information, call 630-719-2468, or visit www.mortonarb.org. Holly Days Gift Bazaar, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Westmont Community Center, 75 E. Richmond Street, Westmont. From beautiful handmade items, one of a kind ornaments, to home-based businesses, you’re sure to find it here. Twin Lakes Preschool moms will be selling their delicious bakery at affordable prices. Plus, you may get a chance to “spin the wheel” for the hourly cash drawing. Free event. For information, visit www.wpd4fun.org.

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intricate railroad travels through an indoor winter wonderland. Free timed tickets with Arboretum admission; first come, first served. For information, visit www.mortonarb.org.

NOV. 26 Community Trees Display Opens, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays through Dec. 29, Robert R. McCormick Museum, Cantigny Park, 1s151 Winfield Road, Wheaton. The McCormick Museum will feature seven “Community Trees,” each decorated for Christmas by a different local nonproit organization. Each organization will receive a $2,500 grant, and the tree that visitors vote as the favorite with receive an additional $2,500. Closed Nov. 28 and 29 and Dec. 24 and 25. For information, visit www.cantigny.org. Duo of Petra van Nuis and Larry Harris, 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Tuesday, Salt Creek Wine Bar, 8900 Fairview Ave., Brookfield. No cover charge and no minimum. For information, visit www. saltcreekwinebar.com.

NOV. 28 Third Annual Rotary Run 3.14 Pie, 8:30 a.m. Thursday, Starts at Lyons Township High School North Campus, 100 S. Brainard Ave., La Grange. Winding through the tree-lined streets of La Grange, race is USATF certified and chip timed as a 5K and ends at the 3.14 “Finish 4 Pie Line.” Registration is $35 through race day; no race day registration available. The first 1,000 registrants will receive a free Sara Lee pie. Race starts at 8:30 a.m. For information, visit run314pie.com. Drumstick Dash 5K, 9 a.m. Thursday, Fullersburg Woods, 3609 Spring Road, Oak Brook. Benefits Chicago Hope Academy. For a fun twist on a race, predict your race finish time and the closest predicted time without going over will win. Enter either as an individual or as a team of up to 4 people. There will be medals awarded and prize raffles. Registration for individuals is $35 and $75 for teams (maximum 4 people). Race day registration is an additional $5. Race starts at 9 a.m. For information, visit www. signmeup.com/site/online-event-registration/95482.


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cards Think about what a gift card says before you give By Melissa Erickson More Content Now Giving a gift card as a present is one of the easiest gifts you’ll buy — but is it a good one? Appealing for hard-to-shop-for people, gift cards are not ideal for all. “The stigma of gift cards as impersonal, tacky gifts has changed over the years. When the economy took a nose dive, gift cards, especially practical gift cards, grew in popularity,” said Donna Montaldo, guide for coupons and bargains at About.com. Gift cards for gas, groceries or drug stores are smart picks for college students, young families or anyone who appreciates a useful and reasonable gift, she said. Why not just give cash? While some people feel cold, hard cash is a fine gift, “some people will not accept cash, but they will accept a gift card,” Montaldo said. “In my mind gift cards are the perfect gift for teenagers. They are notoriously finicky about what they like, and trends change like the weather,” said Leah Ingram, a frugal living and gift expert at SuddenlyFrugal.com. “So if you have to buy for a teen, a gift card to iTunes or a popular retailer like American Eagle is always a good bet.”

Make it special People who don’t appreciate gift cards might be the sensitive ones who take a lot of time and trouble to search out the perfect gift for you. When you turn around and hand them a gift card, it can seem impersonal, Montaldo said. To make a gift card seem more worthy, select them carefully and put some thought into it. “You could put a couple of gift cards with something else within a theme,” Ingram said. “Say you have a coffee lover on your list. Get a gift card to a nearby coffee shop, but package it with a travel mug and maybe a bag of coffee. Then the gift feels a lot less impersonal.”

Read the rules There are some downsides to gift cards. Some have activation fees or minimum required values that may be more than you’re willing to spend. They can be easily lost, and after a certain amount of time, they may lose value. The Credit CARD Act of 2009 changed how federal law regulates gift cards, but gift cards are also subject to state laws, Montaldo said. For example, funds on a

gift card may not expire for five years. ScripSmart.com is packed with pertinent information such as the state and federal laws applying to gift cards, gift card ratings and where cards are redeemable. Some cards are redeemable at multiple stores. For instance, an Old Navy gift card is good at any of the Gap brand stores including Piperlime, Athleta and Banana Republic.

If it’s really not your thing ... Be smart with your cards, too, Montaldo said. If you have a small amount left on the card, you can ask for cash back. Some stores will oblige. “Most stores have a threshold you have to spend, like 75 percent, and after that they may give you a refund,” she said. You can also sell your gift cards in some stores like CVS Pharmacy or at www.cardcash.com or www.cardpool.com for up to 92 percent of value. If possible, it’s best to give the recipient the receipt or at least let them know you have it, Montaldo said. Some stores have computerized systems that can look up a card’s value from the receipt if lost or stolen.

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(BPT) - As the holidays roll around, it’s natural to want to spread good tidings and cheer with festive decorations like wreaths, candy canes and Santa Claus figurines. But this year, instead of digging out the same old holiday decorations, why not create some new looks that will last the entire winter season, even after you put away the gift wrap and ornaments? Stimulate the senses Nothing says winter like the fresh smell of pine and the soft, warm glow of candle light. Repurpose simple glass bottles into an outdoorsy candlescape with Krylon Natural Stone Textured Finish spray paint. Available in eight colors, like Olivine, it goes on easy and gives you the natural beauty of stone and an elegant, professional-looking appearance. Once dry, wrap artificial garland with pinecones around the bottle’s neck or let the garland cascade down the bottle. Place pine tree-scented white taper candles in the bottle openings, light and enjoy for a fresh look and smell that will stimulate your senses well into 2014. Color works wonders Another easy way to excite the senses during a drab, gray winter is with pops of color. For a decorative display that lasts all season, avoid the red and green color combination associated with Christmas and branch out with more contemporary choices like teals, blues, purples and pinks. Metallics like silver and gold are also a great way to glitz up the season without looking like the North Pole in overdrive. Try Krylon’s ColorMaster Metallic in Gold to spice up old ornaments, vases, frames, centerpieces and

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more in no time at all. Group spray-painted ornaments or pine cones in a hurricane vase or glass bowl and display on the mantel for added ambiance to any living room. Deck the halls Looking for a way to display the abundance of holiday cards from friends and family? Repurpose an old window shutter to create a unique display. Start by spray painting it with a festive shade, such as green or burgundy, which adds a touch of holiday spirit. Once dry, hang the shutter in the kitchen or entryway and place holiday cards in the slats of the shutter for a creative way to stay organized. Once the holidays have passed, you can still use the shutter to display birthday cards, thank you notes, party invitations and more all year long. Outdoor decor The inside of the home isn’t the only space you can be creative. Make a lasting statement before houseguests even step inside your home by focusing decorative attention to the outside. Line walkways and driveways with lights or faux miniature pine trees, and place white flameless candlesticks on each windowsill to add a simple touch of holiday spirit without going overboard. Prop a vintage snow sled outside the front door to welcome guests. So, this year instead of the same decorations, consider some fun and easy ways to re-beautify them into pieces that you’ll be proud to display throughout the winter season. For more product or project ideas, visit www.krylon.com.

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Why not give something someone special will really enjoy? We have gift certificates for art lessons, our professional workshops, gallery open painting memberships and our extremely popular Paint and Play nights. We also have the works of many local and national artists including original oils and over 100 limited edition prints by world renowned seascape artist, Charles Vickery.

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29 Plenty of retailers offer e-gift cards that can be purchased online and emailed to the recipient. They can be bought in a matter of seconds, don’t require wrapping and are available in exactly the right amount. From Walmart to Saks Fifth Avenue, Amazon to Victoria’s Secret, eBay to Apple, virtual gift-giving is quick, easy and convenient. For a comprehensive view of what stores offer e-gift cards or egift certificates, visit www. giftcards. com.

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hether you’re a procrastinator who left it to the last minute or you’re proactive in planning for the unexpected, last-minute gift-giving doesn’t need to be difficult. Keeping a stash of last-minute gifts on hand is a smart way to avoid the uncomfortable feeling that arises when someone surprises you with a gift. The key is to have something that will appeal to all sorts of people in a pinch. Check out the examples on this page.

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$10.99 Yankee Candles’ small housewarmer jar candles come in a variety of seasonal scents including this one, a creamy concoction of marshmallow and vanilla. Also for the holidays are sweet and spicy Celebrate Christmas, sugary pink Snowflake Cookie and white musk Season of Peace, each lasting 25 to 40 hours.

$8.99 A practical gift he or she will appreciate, this waterproof mitt features an elastic wrist to keep out snow and cold; a soft, quilted outer layer; and a cotton core with fleece lining. Available in a variety of colors.

CaCTus KiTTiEs $6 For kids and fun-loving adults, Cactus Kitties are cute, colorful and collectible. They each come with their own accessory and stand about 1.5 inches high. A blind box buy, the recipient won’t know what’s inside until opened, and there are 12 varieties, from jammin’ DJ Paw Paw to pirate Patches.

zhEna’s sTaCKaBlE TEa samplErs $8.99 Please their palates with a variety tea tin stackable sampler. Each sampler contains four embossed, recyclable airtight tins containing four sachets of 100 percent certified fair trade and organic tea, for 16 total sachets. Flavors include raspberry earl, Egyptian mint, ambrosia plum and Italian chamomile.

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H oliday shoppers spend billions of dollars each year on gifts for friends, family and coworkers. But holiday shoppers also spend substantial amounts of money dressing up those gifts with bows and wrapping paper. Shoppers may not want to spend much more on wrapping paper, bags and other ways to dress-up their gifts, and by employing a few tricks of the gift wrapping trade, they may not have to. The following are some frugal, yet flashy, ways to wrap presents this holiday season. * Children’s artwork: Over the course of a school year parents can accumulate dozens of original pieces of art from their children’s time in the classroom. Instead of relegating those pictures to a memory box or temporary glory on the refrigerator, turn them into unique gift wrap. Pair these pieces of art with colored ribbon, and everyone who gets a unique masterpiece will feel special. * Newspaper: Recycle newsprint and comics into wrapping paper. Encourage everyone to wrap in newspaper for a cohesive look come Christmas morning. * Cloth: Leftover cloth from Halloween or cloth purchased to create homemade curtains can be turned into giftwrap for awkward-shaped gifts. Use decorative ribbon to seal

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the bundle shut. * Brown paper: Brown paper tied with twine or ribbon is inexpensive and can easily be recycled after use. Use a marker to put the names of gift recipients on each package to save on gift tags as well. * Glass jars: Use mason jars when wrapping smaller gifts, including gift cards, to give them an arts-andcrafts feel. * Fabric gift bags: If you’re handy with a needle and thread, sew sacks out of leftover fabric to make gift bags of various sizes. * Cookie tins: Find unique cookie tins from yard sales or leftover tins from holidays past and use them as gift boxes. * Recipes: If you will be giving a cookbook or food-themed gifts, print recipes that can be used as gift wrap and then later used to make certain dishes. * Baby linens: From blankets to wash cloths, use baby linens to wrap infant-themed gifts for new parents. * Baskets: Wicker baskets are available in various shapes and sizes. They can be used to make a gift collection and then reused over and over again. There are many creative and inexpensive ways to wrap gifts this year instead of relying on preprinted and often expensive wrapping paper.

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Woodlawn Funeral Home & Memorial Park is offering their premises as a drop-off point for new or gently used men and women’s sweaters for our Homeless Heroes and those in local Veterans Administration hospitals and Veterans homes. Also, we are proud to announce our participation with Toys For Tots, accepting new, unwrapped toys! Drop off boxes are available everyday from 8am - 4pm. The goal of Operation Sweaters for Veterans is to provide warm clothing to those in need this coming winter who have sellessly and proudly served in the military and protected our freedom. Accepting up until Christmas

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passion for traveling leads many people to go abroad and experience other cultures or explore the sites closer to home. Those with an avid traveler in their midst can tie into this love of exploring and give travel-themed gifts. Gifting the family globetrotter is not always easy, however. Travelers tend to bring home mementos of their trips and make it seem as if they already have everything they need. Gifts purchased at the local store may seem to pale in comparison to more exotic trinkets. But gifting travelers doesn’t have to be difficult. The following gifts should make great gifts for your favorite adventurer this holiday season. * Travel journal: Many people love to document their trips, describing journeys to exotic locales or simply a family trip to a nearby campground. Travel journals make great gifts for those travelers who want more than just visual memories of their trip. Be sure to buy a journal that’s sturdy enough to handle all the bumps and bruises that accompany a nomadic lifestyle. Leatherbound or hardcover journals should suffice. * Travel kit: Travelers know the value of a good travel kit, which can help them freshen up during long layovers at the airport or once they arrive at their destinations. In addition, a travel kit allows travelers to pack some of the comforts of home, such as moisturizer, shaving gel or a particular type of toothpaste, that might not be readily available at their destinations. When gifting a travel kit, place some of those favorite products, such as travel-size mouthwash or some luxury moisturizing creams, inside the kit for a special gift-within-the-gift. * Noise-cancelling headphones: A set of noise-cancelling headphones is a gift no globetrotter should go without. These headphones reduce ambient noise and can make it easier to doze off comfortably on a flight or to enjoy a music playlist while sightseeing in a busy city. * Maps: Domestic travelers may be able to rely on their smartphones for directions, but overseas travelers may need to keep their phones off when traveling overseas to avoid heavy surcharges. In such instances, maps make great gifts, especially if you find out in advance where your special traveler will be visiting next and gift a map of that particular locale. * Gas card: For some, the joy of travel stems from getting behind the wheel and hitting the open road. If that’s true of your favorite travel afficionado, consider a gas card that can alleviate some of the cost of his or her next trip. Gift cards to filling stations can be purchased in just about any denomination, and your loved one will appreciate their free pass at the pump on their next road trip.

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• Recipes for Celebrations • A CLASSIC

ham with orange and stone-Ground mustard

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serves: 20 prep: 5 mins cook: 3 hours, 40 mins • 1 (10-pound) whole bone-in smoked ham for the sauce: • 1/2 cup water • 1/4 t salt • 1 T lour • Juice and inely grated rind of 1 large orange • 1 1/2 T apple cider vinegar • 1 T butter • 1 T stone-ground mustard • 1 stick cinnamon • 1/2 cup golden raisins • 2 T maple syrup

pomegranate-Glazed turkey serves: 12 prep: 15 mins for the glaze: • 1 T cornstarch • 1/3 cup pomegranate juice, divided • 1/4 cup honey • 2 T balsamic vinegar • 1/8 t cardamom (optional) for the turkey: • A 12- to 14-pound turkey • 1 t salt • 1/4 t black pepper

cook: 3 hours

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To prepare sauce, combine water, salt and lour in a saucepan; stir well. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat and cook, stirring constantly, until mixture becomes clear. Add remaining ingredients.

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To prepare the glaze, combine cornstarch and half the pomegranate juice in a small saucepan; stir until cornstarch dissolves. Stir in remaining juice, honey, vinegar and cardamom if using. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat; cook 1 minute, whisking until smooth.

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Return to a boil and cook over medium heat 20 minutes. Remove the cinnamon stick and discard.

To prepare the turkey, preheat the oven to 375 F. Remove giblets and neck from turkey and rinse, inside and out, with cold water. Pat dry. Sprinkle evenly with salt and pepper. Coat a rack and shallow roasting pan with cooking spray; place turkey breast-side-up on the rack. Roast 1 1/2 hours; rotate pan and roast 1 hour. Brush about half the glaze over entire surface; return to oven. Roast 10 minutes longer; repeat with remaining glaze and roast 10 minutes longer. Let turkey stand 10 minutes before carving.

Bake ham according to package directions. During last 15 minutes of baking, pour sauce over ham. – Courtesy Mohonk Mountain House, New Paltz, N.Y.

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hot Artichoke spinach dip

curried popcorn

serves: 10 to 12 prep: 15 mins

serves: 8 prep: 5 mins cook: 10 mins • 3 T olive oil, divided • 1 1/2 t curry powder • 1/2 t salt • 1/8 t cayenne • 1/3 cup popcorn kernels

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Stir 1 tablespoon oil, curry powder, salt and cayenne in a small bowl.

Coat the bottom of a heavy 4-quart saucepan with remaining 2 tablespoons oil. Add a couple of popcorn kernels and cover pan. Turn heat to medium. When the irst kernel pops, add remaining kernels. Cook, covered, shaking pan frequently until popping slows to 3 to 5 seconds between pops. Remove pan from burner and uncover carefully to allow steam to escape.

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cook: 35 mins

• Cooking spray • 2 cups coarsely chopped marinated artichoke hearts (3 small jars), marinade reserved • 1 box (10-ounce) frozen spinach, thawed and drained • 1/2 cup sliced green onions • 24 ounces silken tofu, drained

• 2 t garlic cloves, halved • 4 ounces Neufchatel • 1 dash cayenne pepper • 1/3 cup grated Swiss cheese • 2/3 cup shredded Parmesan cheese, divided • 1/2 t salt • 1/2 t freshly ground black pepper

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Preheat oven to 350 F. Spray a shallow gratin or 8-inch square baking dish with cooking spray. Combine artichokes, spinach and onion in a medium bowl. Set aside.

Place tofu, garlic, Neufchatel, cayenne and 2 tablespoons reserved artichoke marinade in food processor. Process until smooth.

Combine tofu mixture with artichoke mixture. Add Swiss cheese, 1/3 cup Parmesan, salt and pepper and stir until well combined. Transfer to the prepared baking dish.

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5:00 pm Performance by the Park District Performing Company and Jr. Combo Classes at the American Legion Hall, 123 Main Street 5:30 pm Community Choir Performance at the American Legion Hall, 123 Main Street • Santa & Mrs. Claus • Ice Sculpture Artist Joe Gagnepain • Live Reindeer • The Upside Downers Quartet • Horse-drawn Wagon Rides • Park District Crafts • Gallery 200 Wonderful & Wearable Exhibit and Sale • City Museum Exhibit Where History & Progress Meet and Craft Activity • Sister Cities’ German Christmas Exhibit • Gingerbread House Contest Display

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• Baking basics are a recipe for holiday success • (BPT) - Whether your end-of-year festivities involve mistletoe and ho-hoho, a menorah and dreidel, or a kinara and seven colorful candles, holidays of all cultures seem to have one thing in common: baking. Food is an integral part of many celebrations, and whether it’s Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, or a family get-together, chances are there’s a baked good in attendance. Perhaps you’re thinking of trying your hand at some family recipes you’ve never made before, or want to experiment with favorites from other holiday traditions. Whatever dish you make this holiday season, these baking basics help ensure success: Stock the staples A variety of delectable ingredients is one of the many things to love about holiday baking, but some staples show up in many recipes. Plain white flour is the foundation of many holiday baked goods, so be sure to keep plenty on hand. Baking soda and baking powder are also frequent necessities, as are eggs and sugar (white, powdered and brown). While peppermint may be apropos for Christmas cookies and candies, and cinnamon and cloves impart ethnic flair to Kwanzaa recipes, vanilla is one flavor that appears in nearly every tra-

dition. This year, add Nielsen-Massey Madagascar Bourbon Pure Vanilla Extract to your pantry. Your holiday recipes will benefit from the complex and superior vanilla flavor provided by the Madagascar Bourbon Pure Vanilla Extract as it enhances and deepens the other ingredients in your baking. When buying ingredients it is important to remember that quality counts. Higher quality ingredients may be slightly higher in price, but you’ll likely need less of them. Keep these staples on hand in your pantry, and you’ll be ready to tackle any holiday recipe, whether tried-and-true or new and daring. Prep for performance Pre-cooking preparation will help ensure top kitchen performance. Before you dive into a new recipe, sit down at the kitchen table and read it - beginning to end - twice. Make two lists of ingredients; one for items you already have in your well-stocked pantry, and a second for items you’ll need to buy. Check to be sure you have the necessary bakeware. Nothing’s worse than having all your ingredients assembled only to realize you loaned your springform pan to your sister last year and never got it back. Once you have all the ingredients

and utensils you need, line them up and get started. Prep pans per the recipe directions, such as greasing cake pans or covering cookie sheets with parchment paper. Preheat the oven to the required temperature. Since this can take 10 minutes or more, depending on the age of your oven, it’s a good idea to start the oven before you begin mixing ingredients. Never attempt to bake in an oven that hasn’t been preheated. Measure dry ingredients first and set them aside, then measure any “wet” ingredients such as oil, shortening, eggs or vanilla extract. Sifting dry ingredients improves the overall texture of baked goods and gets rid of any lumps. Pre-measuring helps ensure a smooth, uninterrupted process when it’s time to begin mixing ingredients together. Be sure to add ingredients according to the recipe, rather than dumping everything into the bowl at once. Cool for conclusion One of the most common - and worst - baking mistakes is impatience. Most baked goods require a cooling period before they can be safely removed from the baking pan, tray or sheet. Some recipes may specify the time needed to allow your cookies or

cake to cool, while others might simply advise you to wait until the item is cool to the touch. Rushing removal can result in breaking, crumbling, splitting and sticking - the kind of disasters no amount of icing can cover. After removing your holiday goodies from the oven, set them on a rack to cool and go

do something else. You’ll be happy you were patient when that fully cooled item slides easily out of the pan. Baking is an exact science - more so than savory cooking that allows room for improvisation. By following the basics, you can be assured of baking success.

Chewy Macadamia Nut Cookies Ingredients: 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) butter, softened 2 cups firmly packed dark brown sugar 1 teaspoon Nielsen-Massey Madagascar Bourbon Pure Vanilla Extract 2 eggs 3 cups unbleached all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon cream of tartar 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1 cup chopped macadamia nuts Directions: Cream the butter, brown sugar and vanilla extract in a mixing bowl using an electric mixer on a medium speed until fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time, mixing after each addition. Add the flour, baking soda, salt, cream of tartar and cinnamon and mix well. Stir in the macadamia nuts. Chill for two hours. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Coat an insulated cookie sheet with nonstick cooking spray. Shape the dough into 1-inch balls and place on the prepared cookie sheet. Bake for 15 to 18 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on a wire rack. Makes three dozen When preparing bakery items such as cookies, here’s a tip to enhance the flavor intensity of your product: cream the vanilla into the butter or shortening and sugar first. This step encapsulates the vanilla and helps prevent flavor loss in low mass/low moisture/high heat cookies.

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Rams’ playmakers among NFL’s best-kept secrets Hub Arkush

Get ready, Bears fans. You’re about to meet some of the best-kept secrets in the NFL. The Bears will face the St. Louis Rams in week 12, and while the sum of its parts is a pedestrian 4-6, there are some young studs on this ballclub who can do some real damage. On paper, this looks like a team the Bears should be able to handle. That’s what the Indianapolis Colts thought two weeks ago before the Rams stormed into Indianapolis and blew them off the field by a 38-8 margin. There are other danger signs. This will be only the second game the Bears have played indoors this year. Their first was in Detroit, where they played their worst game of the season, falling 40-32. The Rams will be the second team

the Bears have faced this year coming off a bye. The Lions came into Chicago for their second meeting after their weekend off and knocked off the Bears, 21-19. Let’s meet Tavon Austin. The Rams traded up eight spots in the first round of this year’s draft to take the 5-foot-8-inch, 176-pound mighty mite out of West Virginia, who, until the Colts game, appeared to be just kind of finding his way. In Indianapolis, he caught 57- and 81-yard touchdowns, and returned four punts for 145 yards, including a 98-yard touchdown. Think Devin Hester, but this guy can play wide receiver, too. St. Louis features a quartet of young running backs – Zac Stacy, Daryl Richardson, Benny Cunningham and Isaiah Pead. Stacy is the new No. 1, with 129 rushes and 537 yards, a 4.2 average and three touchdowns rushing. He also has caught 15 passes for 97 yards and one touchdown receiving. All four backs catch the ball out of the backfield. Richardson has been banged up, and Pead,

the highest draft choice of the four, is buried on the bench. The Rams struggle at receiver. Chris Givens is their No. 1 with 28 receptions and 463 yards for a 16.5 average. Beyond Austin, who has 33 receptions for 345 yards and four touchdowns, Austin Pettis and Brian Quick fill out this pedestrian group. While the Bears were recruiting Martellus Bennett in free agency, the Rams went shopping for Jared Cook. He has 33 receptions for 428 yards and three touchdowns. No. 2 tight end Lance Kendricks is a factor as well with 23 receptions, 172 yards and three touchdowns. Like the Bears, the Rams are in the hands of their backup quarterback, Kellen Clemens. With the franchise, Sam Bradford, out for the year with an ACL tear, Clemens has completed 46 of 86 throws, a 53.5 completion rate, for 634 yards, three touchdowns, two interceptions and a 79.3 passer rating. He’s been OK, but nowhere near as effective as Josh McCown. Clemens may be the weak link right now.

The best matchup of the game will feature Jake Long, who is once again healthy and one of the best left tackles in the game, going head-to-head with Julius Peppers. Third-year player Robert Quinn is the NFL’s breakout defensive player of the year. Known as “Little Julius” at North Carolina – an ode to Peppers – before the Rams chose him with the 14th pick in the 2011 first round, Quinn already has 12 sacks and five forced fumbles. He is complimented on the other end by Kyle Long’s big brother, Chris, the second player taken in the 2008 draft. Chris Long has 6½ sacks, one forced fumble and two recovered. Linebackers James Laurinaitis and Alec Ogletree and defensive tackle Michael Brockers are three more first round picks, and Janoris Jenkins, who the Rams took with the 39th pick in the 2012 draft, are all playmakers. This is a big-play defense that is getting better every week. Bears fans best hope they aren’t catching it at the worst possible time.

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Week 11 Performance: 22 carries, 150 yards, one touchdown. Jennings is owned in less than half (44 percent) of ESPN leagues. Veteran fantasy players are familiar with Jennings – he has had multiple opportunities to fill in for current teammate Darren McFadden and previously for Maurice Jones-Drew. Until recently, he never had failed to disappoint. In the past three weeks, however, he has averaged more than 18 points. In the next two weeks, Jennings has favorable matchups at home versus Tennessee and at Dallas. In weeks 14 and 15, things get tougher (at Jets and versus Kansas City). Verdict: McFadden’s return is not certain. Jennings is a decent stopgap for the next two weeks.

Bobby Rainey, RB, Tampa Bay

ries, 163 yards, two touchdowns. Rainey, who was waived earlier in the year by Cleveland, is owned in only 2.2 percent of ESPN leagues. The general consensus was that he would split time with Brian Leonard. In the past two weeks, Rainey has asserted himself, and is clearly the more effective of the two backs. Verdict: Rainey likely will be the guy in Tampa the rest of the way. However, the Bucs’ schedule is brutal. Owners expecting a repeat of week 11 will be disappointed.

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Michael Floyd, WR, Arizona

Week 11 Performance: Six receptions, 193 yards, one touchdown Until week 11, Floyd was averaging about six fantasy points per game. I was actually surprised to learn that he is owned in 63.3 percent of ESPN leagues. Those 63 percent must have known something, because Floyd went off for 27 points in week 11. The Cardinals have a favorable schedule the next four weeks, but face the Seahawks and 49ers in weeks 16 and 17. Verdict: Definitely worth a roster spot, Floyd is a decent No. 3 wide receiver or flex option the rest of the way.

Matt McGloin, QB, Oakland Week 11 Performance: 197 yards passing, three touchdowns If you are looking for a back-up quarterback, here’s one thing we know about McGloin: He’s available (owned in

0.2 percent of ESPN leagues). According to the scuttlebutt, McGloin will be given every opportunity to keep the starting job for the rest of the year. Verdict: Perhaps McGloin catches on and develops into a solid pro. He has no fantasy value this season, however.

Garrett Graham, TE, Houston Week 11 Performance: Seven receptions, 136 yards, one touchdown For those in need of a tight end, Graham is owned in about 20 percent of ESPN leagues. He erupted in week 11, scoring his first touchdown since week 5. Owen Daniels could return to the Texans this year, but, given the season Houston is having, it would make more sense to let him sit out the rest of the year. Verdict: Graham would be a nice play in week 12 against the Jags. His value after this week is negligible.

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Week 11 featured a number of surprise breakout performers. Some, like Rashad Jennings and Michael Floyd, already were owned in many fantasy leagues. Although these unlikely stars were most often fantasy benchwarmers, owners wise (or lucky) enough to start them received a huge boost in week 11. Other breakout performers came from nowhere. These players, such as Bobby Rainey, most likely reside in waiver land, and are sure to be hot pick-ups this week. As we have learned over the years, one breakout performance does not ensure future productivity. Let’s review the unlikely fantasy stars from week 11, and try to separate the one-week wonders from those worthy of a spot on your roster.

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Montini’s Tyler Tumpane, left, hands the ball off to Leon Thornton Saturday’s Class 5A quarterfinal playoff win over Joliet Catholic. The Broncos host Sycamore in a semifinal Saturday with a berth in the state championship game on the line.

Lucky break sends Broncos to semis By DAN SANTAROMITA dsantaromita@shawmedia.com LOMBARD – To win four state titles in a row and be on track to for a fifth, some luck is required to go along with the necessary talent and skill. In Saturday’s quarterfinal against Joliet Catholic, Montini’s Stephen Dennis was the beneficiary of an unusual, maybe even lucky, play to help the Broncos’ push for a fifth straight state title remain intact. Dennis caught a 29-yard touchdown pass that quarterback Alex Wills threw over three Joliet Catholic defenders that seemed to have a good shot to intercept the pass. Somehow the tipped pass not only evaded the defenders, but it also managed to fall into Dennis’ waiting arms. The Broncos took the decisive lead

Montini 22, Joliet Catholic 21 Montini leaders Passing: Alex Wills 17-for-28, 206 yards, 2 TDs Rushing: Wills 6-22; Prince Walker 1-16; Niko Italia 4-15; Nile Sykes 1-8, TD Receiving: Leon Thornton 2-55; Tyler Tumpane 4-40, TD

Up next Sycamore at Montini When: 1 p.m. Saturday Where: 19W070 16th St., Lombard Records: No. 1 Montini 12-0; No. 2 Sycamore 12-0 Outlook: Sycamore hasn’t forgotten last year’s 24-22 thriller in the second round of the playoffs, but facing a team that is itching for revenge is nothing new for Montini. The Spartans feature Iowa recruit Ben Niemann, whose 6-foot-3 frame makes him a tough match up at wide receiver, and quarterback Devin Mottet, who is a physical dual-threat.

when Nile Sykes ran in the ensuing two-point conversion. “It got tipped right away and I thought it was about to

be picked off so I came back to the ball,” Dennis said. “The next thing I know it’s in my hands.”

Montini escaped with a 2221 win against the Hilltoppers and now host Sycamore in a semifinal tomorrow. “We got lucky, but we work on those things so we make our own breaks sometimes with those plays,” Montini coach Chris Andriano said. “Hard to believe it happened that way, but it was great to see our guys come through.” Once the Broncos scored the touchdown with 4:11 to go, Andriano decided his team had enough momentum to go for two. As if the decision to go for it wasn’t enough drama, the Broncos’ coaching staff decided to hand the ball off to Sykes, a linebacker who had a touchdown earlier in the game but previously hadn’t had a carry since Week 1. “Whenever my team needs me to step up, I like stepping up and making those big plays,”

Sykes said. “They needed me to get a big sack, and I got the big sack. They needed me to score a two-point conversion and a touchdown, and that’s what I went in there to do.” The Broncos’ attention now shifts to Sycamore. Saturday’s semifinal will be the fifth postseason meeting since 2007 between the two teams. After beating Marian Catholic for the fifth year in a row in the second round and topping the Hilltoppers for the fourth time in five years, facing Sycamore again will be nothing new. Last year’s meeting between the two teams was one to remember. The Spartans drove down the field and scored a go-ahead touchdown and two-point conversion with 31 seconds left to take a 22-21 lead. Montini won it on a 34yard field goal on the final play of the game.


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Glenbard East’s Allison Hansen drives to the basket in a game against Naperville Central last season. Bill Ackerman file photo backerman@shawmedia.com

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LOMBARD – After winning just three games last year, Glenbard East’s girls basketball team needed an infusion of new talent. They got it. The Rams have five sophomores on the varsity roster, all of which should play. Four of those were part of a freshmen team that went 25-1 last year, according to varsity coach Don Finnie. Finnie kept the group together on the freshman level instead of bringing them up to the sophomores or varsity to give them more playing time together. Now, guards Camryn Biegalski, Ashley Brown, Brittany Paganucci and forward Brasia Solid are up on the varsity team to give the Rams depth. “Last year was my first year as a head coach and it was a get-to-know-you year,” Finnie said. “This year is more of a rebuilding year.” Another sophomore, Madison Koch, transferred from IC Catholic after playing on the Knights’ varsity team as a freshman. Koch started 10 games at forward for IC. The sophomores will play a big role, but four key returners are expected to start. Senior Tajanae Key and junior Allison Hansen return after starting last year. Elie Donovan and Rachael Leifheit are also back after starting for much of the season as well. Finnie expects Brown to start at point guard with the returners while Brasia Solid could be the first player off the bench. The Rams will try to utilize their new-found depth on defense. “We’re going to try pressure defense,” Finnie said. “Hopefully get some steals and score off of fast breaks this year.” Improvement in the win column will be the primary goal for a program that hasn’t seen much success in recent seasons. “Each year is going to be

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a step in the right direction,” Finnie said. “We just want to improve on last year, but we only had three wins. The kids understand that. I’m very happy with the kids. I think we will do better than we did last year. We were competitive in a lot of games last year, but couldn’t get

over the hump. This year I think we have the ability to get over that hump.” In Tuesday’s season opener, Glenbard East defeated Elgin 52-38. Donovan and Solid led the way with 11 points each, while Hansen and Leifheit added eight points apiece.

Glenbard East Rams Coach: Don Finnie Conference: DuPage Valley 2012-13 record: 3-24 (0-12 DVC) Next game: 1:30 p.m. Saturday vs. Glenbard South Top returners: Elie Donovan sr. G Tajanae Key sr. F

Allison Hansen jr. G/F Rachael Leifheit jr. G/F Promising newcomers: Camryn Biegalski so. G Ashley Brown so. G Madison Koch so. F Brittany Paganucci so. G Brasia Solid so. F


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By DAN SANTAROMITA dsantaromita@shawmedia.com LOMBARD – For the first time since 2009, Montini’s girls basketball team enters the season without a state title to defend. Last year’s team missed out on the chance for a fourpeat despite entering the state semifinals heavily favored to win in Class 3A. Still, a 35-2 season that ended with a third place trophy is nothing to be disappointed about. Montini brings plenty back from that team, enough to think a new state title streak could begin this season. Wisconsin freshman center Malayna Johnson is the only starter that graduated from last year’s team. The four starters back are Division I seniors Sara Ross (IUPUI), Kelly Karlis (Ohio) and Kateri Stone (Colgate) and junior Kelsey Bogdan. “These three seniors have won 105 games in three years and are the keys to another big season,” Montini coach Jason Nichols said. “Kelly, Kateri and Sara are our best players. Everyone else has a significant role to play and the ones that do and understand how to win will play the most with these three talented seniors.” In addition to talent and experience, the senior trio brings length and versatility. Stone is a 6-foot-1 guard that drained 95 threes last year. Karlis is 6-foot-2 with good shooting range. Ross is 5-foot10 and has shown to be an elite rebounder at times. Leading the charge of the younger players will be sophomore Lea Kerstein, who made 65 three-pointers as a freshman last season. Sophomores Tiara Wallace, Claire Jakaitis and Paulina Castro should all see some time as well. Jakaitis, a 6-foot forward, will help to replace some of the interior play of Johnson. In addition, three talented freshmen will be part of the

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Montini’s Kelly Karlis floats to the basket in a playoff game last season. Karlis and the Broncos are hoping to make it to the state finals for the fifth consecutive time this season. deep Montini roster. Nichols said Claudia Kunzer has a chance to start at point guard. Fellow guards Kaylee Bambule, daughter of the former Romeoville varsity boys coach Jeff Bambule, and Nikki Oppenheimer will also see time.

Montini Broncos Coach: Jason Nichols Conference: Suburban Christian Blue 2012-13 record: 35-2 (10-0 SCC Blue) Next game: 6:30 p.m. Friday,

Nov. 22 at Schaumburg Top returners: Kelsey Bogdan jr. G Kelly Karlis sr. F Lea Kerstein so. G Sara Ross sr. G

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ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

IC Catholic | Senior| Volleyball Why Manion was selected: Manion helped IC win the Class 2A state title last weekend with 26 combined kills in the semifinal and championship match victories. IC Catholic senior outside hitter Rory Manion was one of three seniors to lead the Knights to a Class 2A state title in girls volleyball over the weekend. Manion had a match-high 16 kills in the semifinal win over Deer Creek-Mackinaw and added 10 more in the final against previously undefeated Albion County. Manion, the Oak Trust Credit Union Athlete of the Week, spoke with sports reporter Dan Santaromita about winning state and the unusual trip home the Knights experienced. What was the atmosphere like within the team when you got to Normal? When we first got down there it was more business-like.

Playing unfamiliar teams,

how were you able to prepare for your two opponents at state?

The North Central College football team capped off a perfect regular season with a 53-14 win over Augustana last Saturday. The 10-0 Cardinals won the College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin (CCIW) for the eighth straight year and play Albion in the playoff opener Saturday. Linebacker Jason Callahan (Glenbard East), who has 29 tackles and 3.5 tackles for loss, has been a key cog in a defense that has surrendered 20 or more points just twice this season. Running back Ryan Kent

(York) has 675 yards rushing to lead the Cardinals in that category, and the junior has scored five touchdowns.

six games, scoring one touchdown.

Two York grads lead Wesleyan to playoffs

Augustana College senior linebacker Erik Westerberg (York) earned College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin all-conference honors on Wednesday. Westerberg, a two-time academic all-American and last year’s CCIW Defensive Player of the Year, was the Vikings’ leading tackler for the third straight year. He led the team with 78 total tackles, 61 solo stops and 10.5 tackles for loss this season.

Also reaching the Division III postseason out of the CCIW was Illinois Wesleyan University, which will take on Wartburg on Saturday. In 10 games so far this season, defensive lineman John Worley (York) has 35 tackles and leads the Titans with 19.5 tackles for loss, 12 sacks and three forced fumbles. Running back Mike DeBernardis (York) saw action in

Westerberg earns all-CCIW honors

For Deer Creek-Mackinaw we had an idea of what they would be like, but we just focused on our own play.

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Was there a turning point during the season when you realized you could win state?

York, AT-WB send swimmers on to state

When we were in summer league we played some big teams in the Chicagoland area and we thought we could compete with anyone.

On the ride home Sunday afternoon you ran into some unexpected drama, what was that like? It was an interesting time. We saw a tornado form and chase us. It was a little scary.

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DOWNERS GROVE – Three individuals and two relays from York’s girls swimming and diving team qualified for state out of the Downers Grove North sectional on Saturday. The Dukes were third as a team at the sectional. The relay team of Hannah Nolte, Paula Nolte, Sam Marlott and Jessica Woolfe were second in the 200-yard medley relay and advanced to state. Perri Brinkmeier, Maggie Schlecht, Hannah Nolte and Woolfe were fourth in the 200-yard freestyle

relay to also qualify for the state meet, which takes place at New Trier High School in Winnetka today and tomorrow. Woolfe had a busy and successful day. In addition to qualifying with the two relays, she also qualified via a time of 24.59 seconds in the 50-yard freestyle. Each of the Nolte sisters earned an individual entry as well. Hannah came in at just under a minute (59.54 seconds) in the 100-yard backstroke to advance, and Paula touched the wall in 1:07.14 in the 100-yard breaststroke for second place and a spot at state.

ADDISON TRAIL/ WILLOWBROOK CO-OP The District 88 co-op team qualified one relay and one individual entry to the state meet out of the Downers Grove North sectional. Willowbrook junior Kelly McNamara qualified individually and was a part of the 200-yard freestyle relay that qualified. McNamara was fourth in the 100yard butterfly with a time of 57.76 seconds. Joining McNamara in the 200 freestyle relay were freshman Annalise Morrone, junior Molly Hill and senior Molly Kuenstler. The quartet swam the race in 1:38.89 to take third.

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Lexington Health Care Center of Elmhurst 420 West Butterfield Rd. Elmhurst, Illinois

Please RSVP by December 2, 2013 For more information or to RSVP, please contact Jan Glenn, Director of Admissions at 630.832.1209 or janice.glenn@lexingtonhealth.com

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LPN or Certified Medical Assistant for busy, 6 physician office in Westchester. Full-time. Experience preferred. Send your resume to Jennifer at jmaringer@yahoo.com

AR / Sales Assistant Westmont company looking to fill a full-time position for an Accounts Receivable / Sales Assistant. Ideal candidate would be detail orientated, with good mathematical skills and a high level of data entry accuracy. Pleasant phone manner and ability to interact well with vendors, customers and co-workers is a necessity. Experience with Mas90 software would be a plus but not a requirement.

FRONT DESK RECEPTIONIST Our busy orthopaedic practice is seeking a FT front desk receptionist to join our team. Must work well in a high-paced environment, work well as a team, multi-task, and provide exc. customer service skills in person and over phone. Must have exp. in the various duties associated with this position including, but If interested, please forward resume not limited to, patient registrawith salary requirements to: tion, answering phones, apContainer Systems, Inc. P.O. Box 366, Attn: Roseann pointment scheduling, knowledge of various insurance prodWestmont, IL 60559 Roseann@containersystems.com ucts, referral processes, and document scanning. Bilingual Placing Ads Is Easy! skills (Spanish/English) a plus. Just Call Our Send Resume to: Classified Department mraga@orthoriverside.com Toll-Free at: Fax: 708-442-5670 866-817-F-A-S-T that's 866-817-3278

MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN Lexington Square is seeking a weekend maintenance technician. Applicant must score a passing grade on a maintenance training survey test to include knowledge of hvac/plumbing/ electrical & general maintenance. Hours are Sat. & Sun., 8:00am 4:00pm. Send resume to: gina.oleary@ lexingtonsquare.com Get Bears news on Twitter by following @bears_insider

Elmhurs/Mount Emblem Cemetry (4) plots, located in South Park section by front gate. Valued at $2,500/ea. Will take Best Offer. 630-893-3129 Elmhurst: 3 joint plots $1290/each or make offer, will separate. 815-741-8040 or 630-968-6313

Oakbrook Terrace Estate Sale 1S541 Marshall Rd. (Off Butterfield,1 blk E of Midwest Rd.) NOV 22 & 23 9-2 CASH ONLY! Antique furn, caned chrs, tables, BR furn, lamps, kit, books, cookbooks, tools + MANY UNIQUE ITEMS!!

Elmhurst Redeck The Halls Sale NOV 22 & 23 9AM-3PM

DENTAL: Grove Dental in Bolingbrook is looking for friendly, outgoing, team members with a strong work ethic for the following positions: EXPERIENCED FT Clinical Assistant and EXPERIENCED FT Treatment Coordinator. Please email resumes to: gdacareers@yahoo.com indicating position in comments line or fax to the attention of the Office Manager at: 630-783-9390

Bethel Church, 315 E. St. Charles Rd LOST ORANGE & WHITE Tabby cat. Gentley Used Christmas Items of All $100. REWARD leading to capture. Kinds. Quality Gifts & Bake Sale No need to try to catch her, just call me immediately. Last seen 10-31 on Dundee in Wheaton. She is 7 yrs old, 12 lbs & walks slow. Her back is solid orange, she has a bright Glen Ellyn 21W251 Hill Ave. white bib & 4 white paws. Call Vicki Sat 11/16 & Sat 11/23 10-2 Longaberger Sale! Visit 630-341-7412 day/night. longaberger.com/rhondaritchie Thank you!

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Elmhurst - Nicely Decorated 2 BR in quiet building. Updated Kitchen & Bath. Building also has laundry parking storage & more. $950/mo. 630-247-2225

LOMBARD 3BR, 2BA DUPLEX Newly decoracated, C/A, W/D, full basement, fenced in yard, garage. 630-627-6014 2003 Ford Explorer Sport 4L, V6, 2 WD, 2 Door 76,500 miles. Good Condition $3000 – 630-678-0465 2005 MERCURY MOUNTAINEER 4L, V6, AWD, 4 Door All Leather Int. w/ heated seats Very Clean, Very Good Condition $10,000 – 630-678-0465

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Villa Park. 2BR. Newly remodeled. All appls, W/D. Large yard. No pets $1200/mo+sec dep. 630-417-6812 or 630-279-9226 Buying? Selling? Renting? Hiring? To place an ad, call 866-817-FAST

Friday, November 22, 2013 1-4pm

LEGAL NOTICE / PUBLIC NOTICE

Expanding and seeking customer-focused applicants to provide community-based services to individuals with physical, intellectual disabilities and behavioral health issues. Positions available in Aurora, Tri-Cities & Elgin.

NOTICE OF PUBLIC AUCTION OF REAL ESTATE Case No. 12 CH 5932

Case Manager QIDP - Aurora & Tri-Cities (FT) Direct Service Person (DSP) Aurora & Tri-Cities (FT & PT) DSP-House Manager - Aurora & Elgin (FT) Registered Nurse - Aurora (FT) Contact Elizabeth at 630-966-4028 to schedule an interview. Walk-ins welcome!

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On December 3, 2013 certain real estate commonly known as 2500 Highland Ave., Unit 320, Lombard, IL 60148 will be sold at public auction as is to the highest and best bidder for cash: Contact: Jeffrey S. Burns, Crowley Barrett & Karaba, Ltd., 20 S. Clark Street, Suite 2310, Chicago, Illinois 60603, (312) 9173724 for further information about this property, including inspection availability. Formal Notice of this Judicial Sale of Real Estate will be found in the Legal Notices section of this newspaper with the above case number. November 8, 15, 22, 2013 Lombard Suburban Life 6842


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LOMBARD ~ DOWNTOWN 400 sq ft office, also 900 sq ft storefront, includes heat, water and scavenger. 630-699-8832

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 18TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DUPAGE COUNTY WHEATON, ILLINOIS U.S. Bank National Association PLAINTIFF Vs. Arthur Stoike a/k/a Arthur W. Stoike Jr.; et. al. DEFENDANTS 2011 CH 005115 NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE OF REAL ESTATE

SALE OF REAL ESTATE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on 2/22/2013, John Zaruba, the Sheriff of DuPage County, Illinois will on 12/19/13 at the hour of 10:00AM at Dupage County Sheriff's Office 501 North County Farm Road Wheaton, IL 60187, or in a place otherwise designated at the time of sale, County of DuPage and State of Illinois, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, as set forth below, the following described real estate: PIN 03-36-307-019 Improved with Single Family Home COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 451 N. Emroy Avenue Elmhurst, IL 60126 Sale terms: 10% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the auction; The balance, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, in certified funds, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in "AS IS" condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. If the property is a condominium and the foreclosure takes place after 1/1/2007, purchasers other than the mortgagees will be required to pay any assessment and legal fees due under The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If the property is located in a common interest community, purchasers other than mortgagees will be required to pay any assessment and legal fees due under the Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee's attorney. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after Confirmation of the sale. The successful purchaser has the sole responsibility/ expense of evicting any tenants or other individuals presently in possession of the subject premises. The property will NOT be open for inspection and Plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the Court file to verify all information. IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 151701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For information: Examine the court file or contact Plaintiff's attorney: Codilis & Associates, P.C., 15W030 North Frontage Road, Suite 100, Burr Ridge, IL 60527, (630) 794-9876. Please refer to file number 14-11-27893. I570995 November 8, 15, 22, 2013 Elmhurst Suburban Life IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 18TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DUPAGE COUNTY WHEATON, ILLINOIS CitiMortgage, Inc. PLAINTIFF Vs. Tatyana V. Rocha; et. al. DEFENDANTS

2012 CH 003281 NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE OF REAL ESTATE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on 9/11/2013, John Zaruba, the Sheriff of DuPage County, Illinois will on 12/17/13 at the hour of 10:00AM at Dupage County Sheriff's Office 501 North County Farm Road Wheaton, IL 60187, or in a place otherwise designated at the time of sale, County of DuPage and State of Illinois, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, as set forth below, the following described real estate: PIN 06-09-304-014 Improved with Single Family Home COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 1108 E. Division Street Lombard, IL 60148 Sale terms: 10% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the auction; The balance, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, in certified funds, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in "AS IS" condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. If the property is a condominium and the foreclosure takes place after 1/1/2007, purchasers other than the mortgagees will be required to pay any assessment and legal fees due under The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If the property is located in a common interest community, purchasers other than mortgagees will be required to pay any assessment and legal fees due under the Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee's attorney. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after Confirmation of the sale. The successful purchaser has the sole responsibility/ expense of evicting any tenants or other individuals presently in possession of the subject premises. The property will NOT be open for inspection and Plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the Court file to verify all information. IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 151701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For information: Examine the court file or contact Plaintiff's attorney: Codilis & Associates, P.C., 15W030 North Frontage Road, Suite 100, Burr Ridge, IL 60527, (630) 794-9876. Please refer to file number 14-12-19459. I570538 November 8, 15, 22, 2013 Lombard Suburban Life IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 18TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DUPAGE COUNTY WHEATON, ILLINOIS GMAC Mortgage, LLC PLAINTIFF Vs.

REAL ESTATE Margaret A. Crowley; et. al. DEFENDANTS 2012 CH 000459 NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE OF REAL ESTATE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on 2/27/2013, John Zaruba, the Sheriff of DuPage County, Illinois will on 12/17/13 at the hour of 10:00AM at Dupage County Sheriff's Office 501 North County Farm Road Wheaton, IL 60187, or in a place otherwise designated at the time of sale, County of DuPage and State of Illinois, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, as set forth below, the following described real estate: PIN 06-12-410-005 Improved with Single Family Home COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 601 S. Cedar Avenue Elmhurst, IL 60126 Sale terms: 10% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the auction; The balance, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, in certified funds, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in "AS IS" condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. If the property is a condominium and the foreclosure takes place after 1/1/2007, purchasers other than the mortgagees will be required to pay any assessment and legal fees due under The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If the property is located in a common interest community, purchasers other than mortgagees will be required to pay any assessment and legal fees due under the Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee's attorney. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after Confirmation of the sale. The successful purchaser has the sole responsibility/ expense of evicting any tenants or other individuals presently in possession of the subject premises. The property will NOT be open for inspection and Plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the Court file to verify all information. IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 151701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For information: Examine the court file or contact Plaintiff's attorney: Codilis & Associates, P.C., 15W030 North Frontage Road, Suite 100, Burr Ridge, IL 60527, (630) 794-9876. Please refer to file number 14-11-40888. I571091 November 8, 15, 22, 2013 Elmhurst Suburban Life BUY IT! SELL IT! FIND IT! FAST! Call us at 866-817-F-A-S-T

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PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of PLAINTIFF Foreclosure and Sale entered in the Vs. above cause on 2/22/2013, John Tatyana V. Rocha; et. al. Zaruba, the Sheriff of DuPage DEFENDANTS 2012 CH 003281 County, Illinois will on 12/19/13 at NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S the hour of 10:00AM at Dupage SALE OF REAL ESTATE County Sheriff's Office 501 North County Farm Road Wheaton, IL PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIV60187, or in a place otherwise EN that pursuant to a Judgment of designated at the time of sale, Foreclosure and Sale entered in the County of DuPage and State of Illi- above cause on 9/11/2013, John nois, sell at public auction to the Zaruba, the Sheriff of DuPage highest bidder for cash, as set forth County, Illinois will on 12/17/13 at below, the following described real the hour of 10:00AM at Dupage County Sheriff's Office 501 North estate: LOT 60 IN EMROY AVENUE AD- County Farm Road Wheaton, IL DITION TO ELMHURST, IN SECTION 60187, or in a place otherwise 36, TOWNSHIP 40 NORTH, RANGE designated at the time of sale, 11, EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCI- County of DuPage and State of IlliPAL MERIDIAN, IN DUPAGE COUN- nois, sell at public auction to the TY, ILLINOIS. highest bidder for cash, as set forth PIN 03-36-307-019 below, the following described real Improved with Single Family Home estate: COMMONLY KNOWN AS: THE EAST 50 FEET OF THE WEST 108 FEET OF LOT 2 OF 451 N. Emroy Avenue Elmhurst, IL 60126 DUNCAN'S ASSESSMENT PLAT OF Sale terms: 10% down of the LOT 2 OF THE COUNTY CLERK'S highest bid by certified funds at the ASSESSMENT DIVISION OF THE close of the auction; The balance, EAST HALF OF THE SOUTHWEST including the Judicial sale fee for QUARTER OF SECTION 9, TOWNAbandoned Residential Property SHIP 39 NORTH, RANGE 11, EAST Municipality Relief Fund, which is OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIcalculated at the rate of $1 for each AN, EXCEPT THE RIGHT OF WAY $1,000 or fraction thereof of the OF THE AURORA, ELGIN, AND amount paid by the purchaser not CHICAGO RAILROAD COMPANY, to exceed $300, in certified funds, ACCORDING TO THE SAID DUNis due within twenty-four (24) CAN'S ASSESSMENT PLAT hours. The subject property is sub- RECORDED ON FEBRUARY 11, ject to general real estate taxes, 1921 AS DOCUMENT 146465 IN special assessments, or special tax- DUPAGE COUNTY, ILLINOIS. PIN 06-09-304-014 es levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any Improved with Single Family Home representation as to quality or COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 1108 E. Division Street quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in "AS IS" Lombard, IL 60148 condition. The sale is further subject Sale terms: 10% down of the to confirmation by the court. If the highest bid by certified funds at the property is a condominium and the close of the auction; The balance, foreclosure takes place after including the Judicial sale fee for 1/1/2007, purchasers other than Abandoned Residential Property the mortgagees will be required to Municipality Relief Fund, which is pay any assessment and legal fees calculated at the rate of $1 for each due under The Condominium Prop- $1,000 or fraction thereof of the erty Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) amount paid by the purchaser not and (g)(4). If the property is locat- to exceed $300, in certified funds, ed in a common interest communi- is due within twenty-four (24) ty, purchasers other than mort- hours. The subject property is subgagees will be required to pay any ject to general real estate taxes, assessment and legal fees due un- special assessments, or special taxder the Condominium Property Act, es levied against said real estate 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). If the and is offered for sale without any sale is set aside for any reason, the representation as to quality or Purchaser at the sale shall be enti- quantity of title and without retled only to a return of the deposit course to Plaintiff and in "AS IS" paid. The Purchaser shall have no condition. The sale is further subject further recourse against the Mort- to confirmation by the court. If the gagor, the Mortgagee or the Mort- property is a condominium and the foreclosure takes place after gagee's attorney. Upon payment in full of the 1/1/2007, purchasers other than amount bid, the purchaser shall re- the mortgagees will be required to ceive a Certificate of Sale, which pay any assessment and legal fees will entitle the purchaser to a Deed due under The Condominium Propto the real estate after Confirmation erty Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) of the sale. The successful pur- and (g)(4). If the property is locatchaser has the sole responsibility/ ed in a common interest communiexpense of evicting any tenants or ty, purchasers other than mortother individuals presently in pos- gagees will be required to pay any session of the subject premises. The assessment and legal fees due unproperty will NOT be open for in- der the Condominium Property Act, spection and Plaintiff makes no 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). If the representation as to the condition of sale is set aside for any reason, the the property. Prospective bidders Purchaser at the sale shall be entiare admonished to check the Court tled only to a return of the deposit

ly po paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee's attorney. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after Confirmation of the sale. The successful purchaser has the sole responsibility/ expense of evicting any tenants or other individuals presently in possession of the subject premises. The property will NOT be open for inspection and Plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the Court file to verify all information. IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 151701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For information: Examine the court file or contact Plaintiff's attorney: Codilis & Associates, P.C., 15W030 North Frontage Road, Suite 100, Burr Ridge, IL 60527, (630) 794-9876. Please refer to file number 14-12-19459. I570538 November 8, 15, 22, 2013 Lombard Suburban Life

purc the mortgagees will be required to pay any assessment and legal fees due under The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If the property is located in a common interest community, purchasers other than mortgagees will be required to pay any assessment and legal fees due under the Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee's attorney. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after Confirmation of the sale. The successful purchaser has the sole responsibility/ expense of evicting any tenants or other individuals presently in possession of the subject premises. The property will NOT be open for inspection and Plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the Court file to verify all information. IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR 1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTTHE 18TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT GAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. DUPAGE COUNTY For information: Examine the WHEATON, ILLINOIS court file or contact Plaintiff's attorGMAC Mortgage, LLC ney: Codilis & Associates, P.C., PLAINTIFF 15W030 North Frontage Road, Vs. Suite 100, Burr Ridge, IL 60527, Margaret A. Crowley; et. al. (630) 794-9876. Please refer to DEFENDANTS file number 14-11-40888. 2012 CH 000459 I571091 NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S November 8, 15, 22, 2013 SALE OF REAL ESTATE Elmhurst Suburban Life PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF Foreclosure and Sale entered in the THE 18TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT above cause on 2/27/2013, John DUPAGE COUNTY Zaruba, the Sheriff of DuPage WHEATON, ILLINOIS County, Illinois will on 12/17/13 at the hour of 10:00AM at Dupage BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON, County Sheriff's Office 501 North F/K/A BANK OF NEW YORK, AS County Farm Road Wheaton, IL TRUSTEE, ON BEHALF OF THE 60187, or in a place otherwise REGISTERED HOLDERS OF ALTERdesignated at the time of sale, NATIVE LOAN TRUST 2005-81, PASS-THROUGH County of DuPage and State of Illi- MORTGAGE nois, sell at public auction to the CERTIFICATES SERIES 2005-81, highest bidder for cash, as set forth PLAINTIFF below, the following described real vs. MATILDE ROSAS A/K/A MATILDA estate: LOT 10 IN BLOCK 5 OF THE RE- ROSAS; FELIPE URRIETA; JUAN S. SUBDIVISION OF PART OF STRAT- GARCIA; UNKNOWN OWNERS AND FORD HILLS, A SUBDIVISION OF NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS, THE NORTH 1/2 OF THE SOUTH- DEFENDANTS 13 CH 2742 EAST 1/4 OF SECTION 12, TOWNPUBLICATION NOTICE SHIP 39 NORTH, RANGE 11, EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIThe requisite affidavit for publiAN, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT OF cation having been filed, notice is SAID RESUBDIVISION RECORDED hereby given to you, JUAN S. GARON JUNE 21, 1926 AS DOCU- CIA and UNKNOWN OWNERS AND MENT NUMBER 216081, IN DU- NONRECORD CLAIMANTS, Defendants in the above entitled PAGE COUNTY, ILLINOIS. suit, that the said suit has been PIN 06-12-410-005 Improved with Single Family Home commenced in the Circuit Court of the 18th Judicial Circuit, DuPage COMMONLY KNOWN AS: County, Illinois by the plaintiff 601 S. Cedar Avenue against you and other defendants, Elmhurst, IL 60126 Sale terms: 10% down of the praying for the foreclosure of a cerhighest bid by certified funds at the tain mortgage conveying the close of the auction; The balance, premises described as follows to including the Judicial sale fee for wit: LOT 34 AND THE NORTH 3 FEET Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is OF LOT 33 IN HERRICK AND calculated at the rate of $1 for each WHITE RESUBDIVISION OF LOTS $1,000 or fraction thereof of the 22, 24, 26, 28, 29, 30 AND 123; amount paid by the purchaser not ALSO THAT PART OF LOT 31 LYING to exceed $300, in certified funds, SOUTH OF THE SOUTH LINE OF is due within twenty-four (24) LOT 32 EXTENDED EAST TO THE hours. The subject property is sub- WESTERLY LINE OF DIVISION ject to general real estate taxes, STREET; ALL IN ROBERTSON'S VILspecial assessments, or special tax- LA PARK, BEING A SUBDIVISION es levied against said real estate OF PART OF THE SOUTHWEST and is offered for sale without any QUARTER OF SECTION 3, TOWNrepresentation as to quality or SHIP 39 NORTH, RANGE 11, EAST quantity of title and without re- OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIcourse to Plaintiff and in "AS IS" AN; ALSO THAT PART OF VACATED condition. The sale is further subject ELM STREET LYING BETWEEN LOT to confirmation by the court. If the 123 AND LOTS 22, 24, 26, 28 property is a condominium and the AND 30 AFORESAID, IN SAID foreclosure takes place after ROBERTSON'S VILLA PARK, IN 1/1/2007, purchasers other than DUPAGE COUNTY, ILLINOIS.

COMMON ADDRESS: 42 North Euclid Avenue, Villa Park, Illinois 60181 P.I.N.: 06-03-321-035 and which said mortgage was signed by MATILDE ROSAS A/K/A MATILDA ROSAS, FELIPE URRIETA, JUAN S. GARCIA, mortgagors, to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as nominee for Countrywide Bank, N.A., as Mortgagee, and recorded in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds of DuPage County as Document No. R2007189155; and for such other relief prayed; that summons was duly issued out of the Circuit Court of DuPage County against you as provided by law, and that the said suit is now pending. NOW THEREFORE, UNLESS YOU, the said above defendants, file your answer to the Complaint in said suit or otherwise make your appearance therein, in the Office of the Clerk of this Court in DuPage County at 505 N. County Farm Road, Wheaton, IL 60187 on or before the December 23, 2013, default may be entered against you at any time after that day and a judgment entered in accordance with the prayer of said complaint. Circuit Clerk Johnson, Blumberg, & Associates, LLC 230 W. Monroe Street, Suite 1125 Chicago, Illinois 60606 Ph. 312-541-9710 Fax 312-541-9711 JB&A # IL 13 8266 DuPage County No.: 182011 I574740 November 22, 29, 2013 December 6, 2013 Villa Park Suburban Life IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 18TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DUPAGE COUNTY WHEATON, ILLINOIS Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. Successor by merger to Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, Inc., PLAINTIFF Vs. Thomas E. Wagner; Kristine Schneider; Fifth Third Bank (Chicago); United States of America; State of Illinois; Capital One Bank; Resurgence Financial, LLC; Midland Funding LLC; Unknown Owners and Nonrecord Claimants DEFENDANTS 2013 CH 002795 NOTICE BY PUBLICATION NOTICE IS GIVEN TO YOU: Kristine Schneider, Unknown Owners and Nonrecord Claimants That this case has been commenced in this Court against you and other defendants, praying for the foreclosure of a certain Mortgage conveying the premises described as follows, to-wit: LOTS 11, 12 AND 13 IN BLOCK 25 IN RESUBDIVISION BY N. MATSON AND OTHERS OF BLOCKS 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 32, 33, 34, 35 AND 37 AND LOTS 16 TO 28

Suburban Life - Friday, November 22, 2013 • EDP • Page 59 INCLUSIVE IN BLOCK 29 AND LOTS 2 TO 12 INCLUSIVE IN BLOCK 36 ALL IN THE ORIGINAL TOWN OF LOMBARD, A SUBDIVISION IN SECTIONS 5, 6, 7, 8 AND 18, TOWNSHIP 39 NORTH, RANGE 11, EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT OF SAID RESUBDIVISION RECORDED OCTOBER 13, 1873 AS DOCUMENT 16948, IN DUPAGE COUNTY, ILLINOIS. COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 109 E. Maple Street Lombard, IL 60148 and which said Mortgage was made by: Thomas E. Wagner, Kristine Schneider the Mortgagor(s), to Presidential Mortgage Company, as Mortgagee, and recorded in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds of DuPage County, Illinois, as Document No. R2001-049118; and for other relief; that summons was duly issued out of said Court against you as provided by law and that the said suit is now pending. NOW, THEREFORE, UNLESS YOU file your answer or otherwise file your appearance in this case in the Office of the Clerk of this Court, Chris Kachiroubas 505 N. County Farm Road P.O. Box 707 Wheaton, IL 60187 on or before December 23, 2013, A DEFAULT MAY BE ENTERED AGAINST YOU AT ANY TIME AFTER THAT DAY AND A JUDGMENT MAY BE ENTERED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PRAYER OF SAID COMPLAINT. CODILIS & ASSOCIATES, P.C. Attorneys for Plaintiff 15W030 North Frontage Road, Suite 100 Burr Ridge, IL 60527 (630) 794-5300 DuPage # 15170 Winnebago # 531 Our File No. 14-13-22984 NOTE: This law firm is deemed to be a debt collector. I573871 November 22, 29, 2013 December 6, 2013 Lombard Suburban Life IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 18TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DUPAGE COUNTY WHEATON, ILLINOIS Crown Mortgage Company PLAINTIFF Vs. Shari Schulze as Executor; U.S. Bank National Association; Capital One Bank (USA), N.A.; Illinois Housing Development Authority; Unknown Heirs and Legatees of Michael J. Billing; Shari Schulze; Gerald Billing; Terry Woodie; Jeffery Woodie; Julie Woodie; Andrea Roberts; Gregory Billing; Unknown Owners and Nonrecord Claimants DEFENDANTS 2013 CH 002809 NOTICE BY PUBLICATION

NOTICE IS GIVEN TO YOU: Unknown Heirs and Legatees of Michael J. Billing, Andrea Roberts, Unknown Owners and Nonrecord Claimants That this case has been commenced in this Court against you and other defendants, praying for the foreclosure of a certain Mortgage conveying the premises described as follows, to-wit: LOT 17 (EXCEPT THE NORTH 70 FEET THEREOF) IN BLOCK 4 IN ELMHURST SUNNY FIELDS, A SUBDIVISION OF PART OF THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF SECTION 27, TOWNSHIP 40 NORTH, RANGE 11, EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED AUGUST 12, 1942 AS DOCUMENT 440629, IN DUPAGE COUNTY, ILLINOIS. COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 717 Junior Terrace Elmhurst, IL 60126 and which said Mortgage was made by: Michael J. Billing executed the mortgage, however this individual is deceased and is not named as a defendant in this lawsuit the Mortgagor(s), to Crown Mortgage Company, as Mortgagee, and recorded in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds of DuPage County, Illinois, as Document No. R2005-022814; and for other relief; that summons was duly issued out of said Court against you as provided by law and that the said suit is now pending. NOW, THEREFORE, UNLESS YOU file your answer or otherwise file your appearance in this case in the Office of the Clerk of this Court, Chris Kachiroubas 505 N. County Farm Road P.O. Box 707 Wheaton, IL 60187 on or before December 16, 2013, A DEFAULT MAY BE ENTERED AGAINST YOU AT ANY TIME AFTER THAT DAY AND A JUDGMENT MAY BE ENTERED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PRAYER OF SAID COMPLAINT. CODILIS & ASSOCIATES, P.C. Attorneys for Plaintiff 15W030 North Frontage Road, Suite 100 Burr Ridge, IL 60527 (630) 794-5300 DuPage # 15170 Winnebago # 531 Our File No. 14-13-20631 NOTE: This law firm is deemed to be a debt collector. I572541 November 15, 22, 29, 2013 Elmhurst Suburban Life

Square II Condominium Association; Suburban Bank & Trust Company, as Trustee u/t/a dated March 16, 2012 a/k/a Trust No. 744638; Unknown Beneficiaries of the Suburban Bank & Trust Company, as Trustee u/t/a dated March 16, 2012 a/k/a Trust No. 74-4638; Unknown Owners and Nonrecord Claimants DEFENDANTS 2013 CH 002911 NOTICE BY PUBLICATION NOTICE IS GIVEN TO YOU: Unknown Beneficiaries of the Suburban Bank & Trust Company, as Trustee u/t/a dated March 16, 2012 a/k/a Trust No. 74-4638 Unknown Owners and Nonrecord Claimants That this case has been commenced in this Court against you and other defendants, praying for the foreclosure of a certain Mortgage conveying the premises described as follows, to-wit: PARCEL 1: UNIT NUMBER 101 IN THE FOUNTAIN SQUARE II CONDOMINIUM, AS DELINEATED ON A SURVEY OF THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED TRACT OF LAND: PART OF LOT 1 IN FOUNTAIN SQUARE, BEING A SUBDIVISION IN THE NORTHEAST QUARTER OF SECTION 29 AND THE NORTHWEST QUARTER OF SECTION 28, TOWNSHIP 39 NORTH, RANGE 11, EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, IN DU PAGE COUNTY, ILLINOIS; WHICH SURVEY IS ATTACHED AS EXHIBIT "C" TO THE DECLARATION OF CONDOMINIUM RECORDED AUGUST 18, 2006, AS DOCUMENT NUMBER R2006-160834; TOGETHER WITH ITS UNDIVIDED PERCENTAGE INTEREST IN THE COMMON ELEMENTS. PARCEL 2: EASEMENT FOR THE BENEFIT OF PARCEL 1 AS CREATED BY EASEMENT, MAINTENANCE AND USE AGREEMENT DATED DECEMBER 15, 2005, AND RECORDED APRIL 7, 2006, AS DOCUMENT R2006063938 FOR THE PURPOSE OF A PERPETUAL NON-EXCLUSIVE EASEMENT WITH FULL RIGHTS OF ACCESS OVER AND UPON THE ROADWAY AND PARKING AREAS AS DESCRIBED AND SHOWN THEREIN AS EXHIBITS A AND A-L. PARCEL 3: THE EXCLUSIVE RIGHT TO THE USE OF GARAGE PARKING SPACE NO. 5 AS SET FORTH IN THE DECLARATION OF CONDOMINIUM RECORDED AS DOCUMENT R2006160834 COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 855 E. 22nd Street Unit #101 Lombard, IL 60148 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR and which said Mortgage THE 18TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT was made by: DUPAGE COUNTY Herminio Vicens, Orlando Vicens, WHEATON, ILLINOIS Adriana Maldonado Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., PLAINTIFF the Mortgagor(s), to Wells Fargo Vs. Bank, N.A., as Mortgagee, and Herminio Vicens; Orlando Vicens; recorded in the Office of the Adriana Maldonado; Fountain


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ANNUAL STATEMENT OF AFFAIRS SUMMARY FOR FISCAL YEAR ENDING JUNE 30, 2013

The summary must be published in the local newspaper. Copies of the detailed Annual Statement of Affairs for the Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 2013 will be available for public inspection in the school district/joint agreement administrative office by December 1, 2013. Individuals wanting to review this Annual Statement of Affairs should contact:

Cooperative Association for Spec Educ

22W600 Butterfield Road, Glen Ellyn, IL 60137

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Telephone

Office Hours

School District/Joint Agreement Name

Also by January 15, 2014 the detailed Annual Statement of Affairs for the Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 2013, will be posted on the Illinois State Board of Education's website@www.isbe.net. SUMMARY: The following is the Annual Statement of Affairs Summary that is required to be published by the school district/joint agreement for the past fiscal year. Statement of Operations as of June 30, 2013 Operations & Maintenance

Educational

Debt Services

Municipal Retirement/Social Security

Transportation

Capital Projects

Working Cash

Fire Prevention & Safety

Tort

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0 1,464,409 5,819,707 19,749,192

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3000

Federal Sources

4000

Other Sources/Uses of Funds Beginning Fund Balances - July 1, 2012 Other Changes in Fund Balances Ending Fund Balances June 30, 2013

Cooperative Association for Spec Educ 22-019-0160-61 GROSS PAYMENT FOR CERTIFICATED PERSONNEL Salary Range: Less Than $25,000 Smith, Melinda May, Mary Struebing, Stacy Anderson, Emily Salary Range: $25,000 - $39,999 Vazzano, Mary Weinbrenner,Laura Barker, Jayna Luedtke, Rebecca Misdom, Colleen McInerney, Judy Salary Range: $40,000 - $59,999 Parmelee, Karen Szadinski, Betsy Wenzlaff, Alice Taraska, K Brinker, Kristin Weidman, Kerri Bakalis,Christianna Barker, Maggie Hanes, Priscilla UrbaytisNickols, Jena Stralko, Mary Beth Hoving, Erin Dornfeld, Kerry Meehan, Abby Vitale, Lenell Dunham, Jennifer Grimm, Rebekah Juda, Mary Pauley Syregelas, Kimberly Segatti, Julie Maupin,Sherri Shields, Emily Banakis, Christine Rossini, Maribeth Upshaw, Lonnie McDonough, Trish Hooper, Patricia Kidder, Aqeela Battaglia, Cody Latz-DuFre, Rachel Kapicak, Norine Maday, Kathryn Proske, Mariana Mina, Robin Scantlen, Robin Hanson, Rebecca Schacherer, Allison Gilhooly, Michelle Crowder, Lisa Hall, Carmen Gagen, Kelly Lohman, Brian Salary Range: 60,000 - $89,999 Avila, Etta Maciejewski, Robyn Rodney, Annamrie McGowan, Renee Briscoe, Eric Bauer, Laura Lauer, Jill Conley-Hartline, Rachel Roy-Yeager, Abigail Good, Jill Marino, Jahnean Bell, Mary Mazur, Melanie Goolish, Christine Bettis, Julia PBIS Sledz, Kathleen Vecellio-Hillock, Hope Kidd, Maureen Jansen, Libby Arnold, Lisette Pugsley, Eileen Williams, Kathryn Garcia, Darcy Hebeka, Genevieve Dilegge, Roxanne Sharkey, Tricia Burns, Michelle Robitaille, Jamie Knowles, T Polinski, Lisa Kunce, Tracy Austin, Kay Romani, Melissa Sticken, Eric Moore, Keri Modzelewski, Beth Ruge, Jane Tomasello, Cynthia Loconte, Leadene Szatalowicz, Karen Obremski, Beth Salamone, Julie Borri, Kim Henry, Stephanie Breitenbach, Tina McCarthy, Tara McCoy, Denise VonDebur, Maureen Donohue, Binita Sego, Arita Donnelly, Stephanie Johnson, Lisa Grenman, Wendy Marshall, Jill Graham, Kara McReynolds, Jill Resillez, Carol Zaboth, Ken Money, Jeff Walters, Jessica Stafiej, Jennifer Gomez, Nancy Salary Range: $90,000 and over Fahey, Maureen Barrett, Joyce Westra, Kerri Mack, Tracy Cotter, Linda Caruso, Becky Cortesi Furbish, Mary Cassidy, Cynthia Szydlo, Debbie Carter, Nancy Haugh, Sandra Kafkes, Anna Colley, Diane Costello, Paula Wallenberg, Debra Cyr, Mary Catanese, Debra Goetz, Lisa Piechota Hankes, Kim Hendzel, Marguerite Voris, William Gesell, Julie Greenagel, Pam Scharinger, Michelle Gordon, Steve Holstein, Janet Hubbell, Linnea O’Brien, Denise Hollowed, Barb Brinker, Mary Kay Huitt, Lorene Quirk, Maureen Wheeler, M Gifford, Linda Anderson, Mary Spencer, Anne Layer, Barb Williams, Joseph Oates, Debbie Prentiss, Tammy Nelson, Jim GROSS PAYMENT FOR NON-CERTIFICATED PERSONNEL Salary Range: Less Than $25,000 Hennessy, David Pohlmeyer, Kerry Provax, Robert Fagen, Kristen Baginski, Nicole Segura, Stephanie Wachowiak, Robert Clary, Staci Hamilton, Heather Fogle, David Hayden, Elizabeth Biggs-Allen, Courtney Bilder, Margaret Radeke, Stephanie Drillis-Bocka, Gita Iozzo, Trudy Wellman, J LaForest, Amy Koresch, V Moore, Karl Polick, Denise Morris, Kathleen McNicholas, Meghan Shah, Kirti McCuen, Anna Manzella, Teresa McGowan, Diane Moore, Jennifer Mehta, Kusum Barickman, Elizabeth Salary Range: $25,000 - $39,999 Provenzano, Sylvia Novak, Maureen Grant, Jillian Santore, Theresa Kozi, Susan Robinson, Barbara Meyer, Tom Bechtold, Reiley McClinton, Jim Woodford, Jason Molitor, Elizabeth Durkee, Darcy Koon, Kate Kozin, Nicholas Pecak, Dorothy Jones, Caron Chafekar, R Salary Range: $40,000 - $59,999

Duarte, Janette

Salary Range: $60,000 and over Brendel, Jerome

Marzalik, Deborah

Blanks, Vanessa

Cooperative Association for Spec Educ 22-019-0160-61 Payments over $2,500, excluding wages and salaries. Super Duper Publications $2,532.50 William V. MacGill & Co. $2,589.00 Fenton Community High School $2,628.01 Avila, Etta $2,667.89 Amendt, Margaret $2,700.00 Arch, Kaellyn $2,700.00 Gioia, Marianne $2,700.00 Granrath, Christine $2,700.00 Rahn, Nancee $2,700.00 Trantowski, Mary $2,747.74 Layer, Barbara A $2,821.10 Southpaw Enterprises $2,829.55 Illinois State University $2,844.00 McQuay International $2,903.56 Mina, Robin $2,952.87 Dr. Patricia Graczyk $3,000.00 Lightspeed Technologies, Inc. $3,014.40 Fick, Janice $3,040.87 Illinois State Board of Education $3,060.00 Koresch, Vicki $3,168.52 Deaf Communication by Innovation LLC $3,204.50 Western Psy Ser Pub $3,232.57 Suburban School Coop. Insurance Pool $3,242.00 May, Mary F $3,284.17 Creative Culture Consutling LLC $3,345.51 Dr. William Jenson $3,347.78 Quist Interactive, Inc $3,450.00 Lakeshore Learning Materials $3,483.96 Toys For Special Children $3,503.75 Mary Ann Sullivan $3,549.09 PCI Education $3,560.62 ComEd $3,587.78 K12 Teachers Alliance $3,600.00 HAVE Dreams $3,755.00 Purchase Power $3,815.98 IMAGETEC L.P. $3,824.99 The Locker Shop $3,855.00 Furbush, Mary $3,867.48 Body and Sol, LLC $3,884.20 Hanson, Rebecca $3,948.52 Advanced Telecomunications of Illinois, Inc. $3,950.25 Garfield Building Maintenance Company Inc $3,996.55 WDSRA $4,090.00 Communication Revolving Fund $4,095.00 Midwest Medical Solutions Inc. $4,133.28 Varitronics, LLC $4,191.68 Language Line services $4,221.04 Verizon Wireless $4,318.65 Lowery Mc Donnell Co. $4,383.00 Cathy Liebenow $4,410.00 Midland Paper-Remit $4,592.00 DuPage Regional Office of Education $4,673.00 DuPage County R.O.E. $4,676.00 Tall, Lori $4,866.95 Vosberg, Greg $4,980.00 Jennifer Gorski, Ph.D., PC $5,000.00 Comprehensive Clinical Services, P.C. $5,200.00 Handwriting Without Tears $5,429.34 AT & T $5,472.85 IMRF $5,530.74 UNITED STATES TREASURY $5,653.90 BrightStar Care of Dupage/Wheaton $5,785.00 Domanico Psychological Services $6,075.00 State Disbursment Unit $6,173.76 Diane Pisowicz $6,317.50 Pleasantdale School District #107 $6,589.58 Frontline Technologies $6,643.15 Positive Action, Inc $6,736.00 Tenacious Cleaning Service, Inc. $7,310.00 Villa Park Office Equipment $7,689.00 Sodexo, Inc. & Affiliates $8,006.95 School Specialty $8,325.74 BILINGUISTS $8,625.00 Richard D. Lavoie $8,745.60 Alfie Kohn $9,073.00 BEIL & STROMBERG $9,500.00 Anita L. Archer, Ph.D. Inc $9,582.90 Rifton Equipment $9,962.25 Dr. Carol Dweck $10,000.00 Pediatric Services of America $10,110.75 School Specialty $10,631.24 Adventist GlenOaks TDS $11,224.50 Concept 3 Architects, P.C $11,250.28 Amazon $11,385.80 Don Johnston Inc. $12,598.79 Mathieson Moyski-Celer $12,875.00 Globalcom Inc. $13,016.95 CDW Goverment, Inc. $13,565.57 News-2-You $13,755.25 American Express $13,950.49 NEDSRA $13,966.89 Oticon Inc $14,376.00 DE LAGE LANDEN $14,457.30 Social Thinking $16,195.99 Northwest Contractors, Inc $17,300.00 Consortium for Educational Change $17,965.00 Specialized Data Systems $19,090.50 District #41 $19,222.71 Attainment Co. $20,918.27 Carrillo, David $21,000.00 District #111 $21,164.27 Quill Corp/REMIT $22,302.41 The Hawn Foundation $22,500.00 Illinois Director of Employement Security $23,158.70 Teachers Retirement System $23,185.57 Sraga Hauser LLC $24,336.75 CareerStaff Unlimited-Elgin $24,561.00 Top Echelon Contracting, Inc. $26,238.31 Reliance Standard $27,399.10 Hyatt Lisle $27,661.72 AbleNet Inc. $27,970.00 Heinemann $29,499.80 Business Only Broadband $30,399.18 Pearson Education Inc. $31,610.25 Netchemia LLC $32,818.00 Apple Inc. $36,231.70 R & G Consultants $37,030.50 DuPage Credit Union $38,050.00 Deborah Fair $38,500.00 SASED $46,656.80 UCP Infinitec $47,200.46 IPMG Employee Benefit Services $48,190.89 SLJ Properties L.L.C. $50,078.65 McGraw-Hill Companies $60,172.69 Sunbelt Staffing $61,857.00 NCS Pearson Inc. $63,478.90 Linda Jedrzejek $71,360.00 Citywide Building Maintenance $71,367.02 Sertoma Speech & Hearing Center $79,190.00 District #87-Glenbard High Schools $89,545.54 ProvidaStaff, LLC $91,329.50 Mediscan Inc $92,345.00 CASE Education Association Dues $93,790.35 District #15 $100,747.36 Phonak LLC $102,581.79 Aavex Technology Corporation $112,626.81 SELF $121,552.00 Evans & Son Blacktop, Inc $127,756.13 INV Healthcare Assoc. $151,849.80 Teachers Health Insurance Security $159,726.69 District #89 $159,851.52 District #93 $183,095.61 MG Trust Co. $221,374.28 District #16 $238,943.81 District #44 $260,609.48 Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund $518,281.61 Il Dept Revenue $570,174.19 Teachers Retirement System $1,016,044.29 Educational Benefit Cooperative $2,319,869.70 Internal Revenue Service $2,345,170.10

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lief; that summons was duly issued out of said Court against you as provided by law and that the said suit is now pending. NOW, THEREFORE, UNLESS YOU file your answer or otherwise file your appearance in this case in the Office of the Clerk of this Court, Chris Kachiroubas 505 N. County Farm Road P.O. Box 707 Wheaton, IL 60187 on or before December 23, 2013, A DEFAULT MAY BE ENTERED AGAINST YOU AT ANY TIME AFTER THAT DAY AND A JUDGMENT MAY BE ENTERED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PRAYER OF SAID COMPLAINT. CODILIS & ASSOCIATES, P.C. Attorneys for Plaintiff 15W030 North Frontage Road, Suite 100 Burr Ridge, IL 60527 (630) 794-5300 DuPage # 15170 Winnebago # 531 Our File No. 14-13-23786 NOTE: This law firm is deemed to be a debt collector. I573866 November 22, 29, 2013 December 6, 2013 Elmhurst Suburban Life

LEGAL NOTICE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA STATE OF ILLINOIS COUNTY OF DUPAGE WHEATON, ILLINOIS IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT )2013 )MR )1796 LEGAL NOTICE FOR CHANGE OF NAME Public Notice is hereby given that on January 3, 2014 at 9 A.M. in courtroom 2007 at DuPage Judicial Center, 505 North County Farm Road, Wheaton, Illinois, I will have my petition heard in the said Court for the change of my name from: Edward James O'Connor Jr to that of Edward James pursuant to the statute in such case made and provided. DATED: 11/19/13 Wheaton, IL Edward James O'Connor Jr. Petitioner Edward James O'Connor Jr Petitioner Pro Se 585 S. Edgewood Ave Elmhurst IL 60126 630-453-9287 November 22, 29, 2013 December 6, 2013 Elmhurst Suburban Life 6954 LEGAL NOTICE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA STATE OF ILLINOIS COUNTY OF DUPAGE WHEATON, ILLINOIS IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT ESTATE OF )2013 JUDITH LINDA )P DE MARCO )908 Deceased ) Notice is given of the death of JUDITH LINDA DE MARCO whose address was LOMBARD, ILLINOIS 60148 Letters of Office were issued on OCTOBER 15, 2013 to MARC ANTHONY BARRERA, 145 Woodvale, Houston, TX 77012 as:

Suburban Life - Friday, November 22, 2013 • EDP • Page 61 INDEPENDENT ADMINISTRATOR whose attorney is TIMOTHY P. MCHUGH, 360 W. BUTTERFIELD ROAD, SUITE 300, ELMHURST, IL 60126 NOTICE TO HEIRS AND LEGATEES Notice is hereby given to Unknown Heirs, who are heirs or legatees of the above proceeding. To probate a will and whose name and address is not stated in the petition to admit the will to probate, that an order was entered by the Court on OCTOBER 10, 2013 admitting the will to probate. Within 42 days after the effective date of the original order of admission, you may file a petition with the Court to require proof of the will by testimony of the witnesses to the will in open court or other evidence, as provided in section 6-21 of the Probate Act of 1975 (755 ILCS 5/6-21) You will also have the right under section 8-2 of the Probate Act of 1975 (755 ILCS 5/8-1) to contest the validity of the will by filing a petition with the Court within 6 months after the admission of the will to probate. The estate will be administered without Court Supervision, unless under section 28-4 of the Probate Act of 1975 (755 ILCS 5/28-4) any interested person terminates independent administration at any time by mailing or delivering a petition to terminate to the Circuit Court Clerk. Claims against the estate may be filed in the Office of CHRIS KACHIROUBAS, Circuit Court Clerk, 505 N. County Farm Road, Wheaton, Illinois, or with the representative or both on or before May 9, 2014, any claim not filed within that period is barred. Copies of a claim filed with the Circuit Court Clerk must be mailed or delivered to the representative and to the attorney, if any, within ten (10) days after it has been filed with the Circuit Clerk. CHRIS KACHIROUBAS Clerk of the Eighteenth Judicial Circuit Court Wheaton, IL 60189-0707 TIMOTHY P. MCHUGH DuPage Attorney No. 24739 Attorney For: PETITIONER/ ESTATE 360 W. BUTTERFIELD ROAD, #300 ELMHURST, IL 60126 630-941-2855 November 8 15, 22, 2013 Lombard Suburban Life 6863

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT STATE OF ILLINOIS, COUNTY OF DUPAGE Union National Bank, a national banking association, Plaintiff, v. Vision Division, LLC, an Illinois limited liability company; Michael A. Smith, an individual; The United States of America; 2500 Highland Office Condominium Association, an Illinois not-for-profit corporation; Unknown Owners; and Non-Record Claimants, Defendants.

) )Case No. ) 12 ) CH ) 5932 ) ) ) )

NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that in pursuance of a judgment heretofore entered by the said court in the above entitled cause, John E. Zaruba, Sheriff of DuPage County, Illinois will on Tuesday, the 3rd day of December, A.D. 2013, at the hour of 10:00 A.M., in the DuPage County Sheriff's Office, Southwest Lobby, 501 N. County Farm Road, Wheaton, IL, sell at public auction to the highest and best bidder for cash and all singular, the following described premises and real estate in said judgment mentioned, situated in DuPage County and State of Illinois, or so much thereof as shall be sufficient to satisfy said judgment to wit: Legal Description: UNIT NUMBER 320 IN 2500 HIGHLAND OFFICE CONDOMINIUM, AS DELINEATED ON A PLAT OF SURVEY OF THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED TRACT OF LAND: LOT 1 IN HIGHLAND GREEN SUBDIVISION, OF PART OF THE SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF THE NORTHWEST 1/4 OF SECTION 29, TOWNSHIP 39 NORTH, RANGE 11, EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, IN DUPAGE COUNTY, ILLINOIS. WHICH PLAT OF SURVEY IS ATTACHED AS EXHIBIT "D" TO THE DECLARATION OF CONDOMINIUM RECORDED JUNE 5, 2007, AS DOCUMENT NUMBER R2007-103609, AS AMENDED BY FIRST AMENDMENT TO DECLARATION OF CONDOMINIUM RECORDED AUGUST 20, 2007, AS DOCUMENT NUMBER R2007154714, AND AS FURTHER AMENDED FROM TIME TO TIME; TOGETHER WITH ITS UNDIVIDED PERCENTAGE INTEREST IN THE COMMON ELEMENTS. PIN: 06-29-112-011 Common Address: 2500 Highland Ave., Unit 320, Lombard, IL 60148 Together with all buildings and improvements thereon, and the tenements, hereditaments and appurtenances thereunto belonging. This property is commonly known as 2500 Highland Ave., Unit 320, Lombard, IL 60148 and is a office condominium suite. Terms of Sale: This real estate is being sold in an "As Is Condition" for cash or certified funds and the successful bidder is required to deposit 10% of the bid amount at the time of the sale with the DuPage County Sheriff and the balance to be paid by 10:00 a.m. the following day after the sale. The subject property is offered for sale without any representation or warranty as to quality or quantity or title or recourse to Plaintiff. For information regarding this real estate, interested parties may contact: Jeffrey S. Burns, Crowley Barrett & Karaba, Ltd., 20 S. Clark Street, Chicago, Illinois 60603, (312) 917-3724. Dated: October 31, 2013 Name: Address: City: Phone:

Jeffrey S. Burns (No. 17950) Attorney for Plaintiff Crowley Barrett & Karaba, Ltd. 20 South Clark Street, Suite 2310 Chicago, Illinois 60603 312.726.2468 November 8, 15, 22, 2013 Lombard Suburban Life 6842

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