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All in the family For more than a century, the Markiewiczes operate funeral home By DAN FARNHAM LEMONT – Downtown Lemont has seen many of its family-owned businesses leave, but one that has stood the test of time is Markiewicz Funeral Home. Matt Markiewicz, the fourth generation owner of the funeral home, said a majority of his business comes from current and former Lemont residents so maintaining a community presence has been key. “I honestly think that living in the community and being involved in different things within organizations and events and things in the community definitely helps,” he said. Funeral home founder Sam Markiewicz – who previously owned a tavern but did not like the hours or clientele – opened a funeral home and furniture store in 1890 on Main Street. “Back in those days, furniture stores made their own furniture, which then in turn you made your own caskets,” Matt Markiewicz said. Matt Markiewicz said he is not sure when the business stopped making furniture but knows it moved to its current location at 108 Illinois St. in 1948. Matt Markiewicz said he was not always certain he wanted to continue in the family business, though he did show some early interest as a child. “In first grade, I did a ‘what you want to be when you grow up’ story and I wanted to be a funeral director,” he said. By the time Matt Markiewicz reached high school, working in funeral homes seemed less appealing

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and he focused on a career in business, he said. “This business can be tough,” he said. “There’s a lot of hours and you never know what your schedule’s going to be.” Matt Markiewicz attended Knox College for a year, playing basketball and looking at a career in accounting, before returning home. While taking junior college classes, Matt’s Markiewicz father, Vic, gave him the opportunity to work at the funeral home. Matt Markiewicz eventually became a full-time employee before going to mortuary school and purchasing the business in 2006. One of the changes that occurred around the time Matt Markiewicz took over the funeral home was the hiring of funeral director Robert

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A changing industry Matt Markiewicz said clients have changed how they hold funeral services, because of the economy and a lessened emphasis on religion. He said more families are choosing cremation because it is cheaper. The duration of visitations, which used to be two or three days, are now typically one day.

Theis, Matt Markiewicz’s first nonfamily, full-time employee. “It definitely feels like a good honor to be the first person they decided to keep for that long,” Theis said. Theis, who also worked with Vic, said the Markiewicz family is down-

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to-earth and compassionate. “They’ve never asked me to do anything they haven’t done themselves or wouldn’t be willing to do,” he said. Matt Markiewicz said there are two qualities needed to be a funeral director: compassion and confidence. “People come to you to have you help them through the situation,” he said. “You have to be confident and have to put forth that ability to have people feel comfortable with you to lead the process.” Successfully leading a family through a funeral is something Matt Markiewicz enjoys. “That’s one of the rewarding parts of the business, being able to help people through a difficult time,” he said.

8ON THE COVER Students at St. Alphonsus/St. Patrick School School in Lemont look at a Kevlar helmet brought by alumnus Jonathan Farmer, who spoke at the school on Veterans Day. Photo provided

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LEMONT – The Lemont Park District is hosting a pre-holiday family event from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 15, at the CORE Fitness and Aquatic Center, 16028 127th St. The event will include games with the Fun Squad, music, a jumpie, face painting, crafts and other holiday activities. Light snacks and refreshments will be served. For more information about park district events, visit www. lemontparkdistrict.org.

LEMONT – The Lemont Police Department is offering parents the opportunity to enroll their children in its Drug, Alcohol & Tobacco Course, to be held from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday. The class is for ages 11 to 17, and children must attend both nights. Parents are required to attend the second night. The class costs $50. Registration is required by calling Melissa Gracia at 630-2572229, ext. 2552.

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LEMONT – When U.S. Army National Guard Infantryman Jonathan Farmer visited St. Alphonsus/St. Patrick School on Veterans Day, the teachers were struck by the stature of the boy who graduated from their school in 2006. “I wasn’t surprised that he came back as a member of the military, but I was surprised by how tall he had become,” said physical education teacher Joel Munyon. Farmer, 21, spoke to students during the morning prayer about his experience in the military and how it has helped him grow closer to God. Farmer said he first wanted to join the military after the terrorist attack Sept. 11. He made an agreement with his parents that he would try college for a year. If he didn’t like it, he could join the army. He is stationed at Pontiac Armory in Pontiac, Ill., where

He said his faith diminished after he graduated from St. Al’s/St Pat’s and went to Lemont High School, but it returned even stronger after joining the military. He said he spent a lot of time praying and reading the Bible since joining the army. Farmer said he also learned a greater respect for people of other faiths who he works with. “We all fight on the same team,” he said. “When it really gets down to going to war, you’re all brothers.” Munyon said seeing Farmer remembered his lessons of faith and commitment is rewarding. “I’m sitting there and I’m just like ‘This is why I do what I do,’ ” he said. Photo provided In Munyon’s eyes, Farmer U.S. Army National Guard infantryman Jonathan Farmer, back, visits some of his former teachers at St. Al- – who was the second smallest phonsus/St. Patrick School, including (from left) Sue Cesario, Terry Harrison, Judy Gottardo, Joel Munyon, kid in his class when he graduEileen Bruno and Maryann Siorek. ated – has grown in many ways. “In just listening to some of he serves on the mortar squad. an alumnus could accomplish. teachers as they did,” he said. his experiences he shared with Farmer said he wanted to “I just wanted to show everyFarmer said his main mes- students, I found myself lookspeak at his elementary school one how I went to St. Pat’s since sage was the importance of his ing up to him in some ways,” to prove to the students what preschool and had the same Catholic faith in his life. he said.

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LEMONT – In the wake of the Lemont refinery fire, Citgo received a court order to analyze and review what caused the blaze that damaged a crude oil unit last month, according to a Nov. 8 news release from the Illinois Attorney General’s Office. “This incident created a significant threat to public safety and the surrounding environment,” Attorney General Lisa Madigan said in the release. The fire took place the evening of Oct. 23 when, during maintenance on a pump at the crude oil unit, a valve and bypass piping malfunctioned causing heavy crude material to leak from the unit, according to the release. No injuries or evacuations were required. However, the fire released pollutants and contaminants into the air in close proximity to residential areas, the release said. The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency sought the court order. Citgo must now recommend corrective actions and a work plan to be approved by the EPA, according to the release. It also must submit the results and location of air sampling conducted during and after the fire detailing the amount of contaminants released as well as list all citizens, officials and agencies it contacted about the incident. In addition to the order, a three-count complaint was filed alleging the fire created a danger to the environment, public health and welfare, the release said. The complaint accuses Citgo of violating air pollution laws

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dfarnham@shawmedia.com LEMONT – Curves of Lemont is holding a bake sale next week to raise money for a group of members who also work as charitable cooks. Member Marilyn Colby started the McCooks in 2008. The group fixes meals for families at Ronald McDonald houses six to eight times a year. The houses offer support for families whose children are being treated at nearby hospitals. Colby said she takes about six volunteers per visit. Each brings a pre-made dessert, but everything else is prepared on site. Easy meals such as spaghetti and tacos are common so the ladies try to fix something different, she said. Some of the meals have been casseroles, cupcake lasagna, chicken squares and beef and broccoli turnovers. Colby said she comes up with the recipes and buys the ingredients herself for each visit. Curves of Lemont owner Susan Parmigiani said the fitness center held a bake sale fundraiser for the McCooks last year. She wants to make the sale public this year to get the word out about the members’ volunteer work.

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“We’re all women, and being women, we are very nurturing,” she said. “We are a shoulder to cry on.” Member Ruta Vaznelis of Lemont said she was initially scared to visit the Ronald McDonald House because she thought she would have to see the sick children. But after she saw that she would be interacting with the families, she found helping them with meals to be a meaningful experience. “They’re busy sitting by their child’s bedsides,” she said. “They don’t have time to worry about cooking.” Colby said the McCooks have become popular with the families at the Ronald McDonald Houses. “We must be doing something right,” she said. “When we come, people come to see what we’re making.”

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8NEWS BRIEFS Chamber to hold Lunch and Learn on Nov. 20 LEMONT – A speaker from the Illinois Small Business Development Center at Joliet Junior College will discuss “Financing Your New or Existing Business” during a Lemont Chamber of Commerce program at 11:45 a.m. Nov. 20, at the Lemont Park District CORE, 16050 W. 127th St. The session is open to business owners and their staff, as well as to the public. Lunch will be provided. The cost is $15 for chamber members and $20 for non-members. Registration is due by Nov. 18. To register, call 630-257-5997.

Yard work volunteers needed for Saturday LEMONT – The Hope and Friendship Foundation is holding a Mission Stay Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday. Volunteers will meet at 8:15 a.m. at the Lemont Police Department, 14600 127th St. From there, they

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will head to the homes of three seniors who need yard work done. Volunteers are asked to bring rakes, tree and bush trimming tools, lawn bags, ladders and gloves, if possible. For more information, contact Terri O’Neill-Borders at 630-8164972 or hopeandfriendship@ comcast.net.

DuPge Birding club to host presentation bird watching Bird watcher and artist Denis Kania will speak about his recent visit to Guyana in South America at a DuPage Birding Club meeting Nov. 14, according to a news release. Kania spent two weeks exploring the country’s rainforests. He will highlight his experiences with stories and pictures. The event is free and will be held at 7:30 p.m. in the lower level of Faith Lutheran Church at 41 N. Park Blvd. in Glen Ellyn. For more information, visit www. dupagebirding.org.

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Appreciating the D-210 Board of Education Next week, schools across the country will celebrate American Education Week. While the work done by students and teachers in the classroom is the primary focus of the week, there are unsung heroes serving every school district who deserve to be honored as well. Today – Friday, Nov. 15 – has been designated as School Board Members Day in the state of Illinois, and Lemont High School District 210’s faculty, staff and administration are very thankful to these community volunteers for their commitment and contribution to the success of Lemont High School. COMMUNITY School board members VOICE give a great deal of their time Mary to serve their communities Ticknor and to help make public education the best it can be for every child in their districts. Their practices and oversight help to guide their districts through both good times and difficult challenges. Some of the decisions they make concern complex educational and social issues that affect the entire community. Additionally, with nearly every decision they make, they must consider the financial ramifications, especially during difficult economic times. This handful of individuals goes to great lengths to make sure that all facets are considered before a decision is made. School board members are advocates for their communities, and sometimes the decisions they must make are unpopular. It is at these times more than any that the job of a school board member seems thankless. However, it is important for the community to recognize the commitment and sacrifice that these individuals make, not only on behalf of the students in their districts, but also on behalf of their communities at large. If someone were to ask what your plans are for the next four years, the only things that are “set in stone” are your relationships to your family – mother or father, husband or wife, brother or sister, or son or daughter. You could change houses, change jobs or change cars. However, when elected, school board members commit to at least four years of service. They commit to their communities as if they are family. It is with great appreciation that we recognize the Lemont High School District 210 Board of Education members who serve our community: Pam Driscoll, Gary Gray, Mike Kardas, Beverly Marzec, Mark McMahon, Mike Shackel and Mary Tally. The students, faculty and community that you serve appreciate the hard work you do on their behalf.

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NOTICE OF PROPOSED PROPERTY TAX INCREASE FOR VILLAGE OF LEMONT I. A public hearing to approve a proposed property tax levy increase for the Village of Lemont for 2013 will be held on November 25, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. at the Village Hall, 418 Main Street, Lemont, Illinois. Any person desiring to appear at the public hearing and present testimony to the taxing district may contact Charlene Smollen, Village Clerk, 418 Main Street, Lemont, Illinois 60439 (630) 257-1590. II. The corporate and special purpose property taxes extended or abated for 2012 were $ 2,785,952. The proposed corporate and special purpose property taxes to be levied for 2013 are $ 2,852,531. This represents a 2.4% increase over the previous year. III. The property taxes extended for debt service and public building commission leases for 2012 were $0. The estimated property taxes to be levied for debt service and public building commission leases for 2013 are $0. This represents a 0% increase over the previous year. IV. The total property taxes extended or abated for 2012 were $ 2,785,952. The estimated total property taxes to be levied for 2013 are $2,852,531. This represents a 2.4% increase over the previous year. November 15, 2013 Lemont Suburban Life 6834

Season of holiday events underway SUBURBAN LIFE MEDIA LEMONT – It’s time to hang the stockings and harness the reindeer, because the holidays are fast approaching. Some seasonal events even sneak in before the commonly accepted holiday start date of Thanksgiving. Here is our listing of some of the festivities happening in Lemont this year.

Holiday Artists Bazaar When: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursdays to Sundays through Dec. 22 Where: Lemont Center for the Arts, 1234 State St. Cost: Free admission More info: Arts and crafts made by various local artists

Paint an Ornament with Mrs. Claus When: Noon to 4 p.m., Nov. 16 Where: Aurora Rose, A Unique Boutique, 111 Stephen St. Cost: $7 per child More info: For ages 4 to 12; 45 minute sessions; appointments necessary; call 630-366-1003

OUR MIDWESTERN HUMILITY PREVENTS US FROM BRAGGING. Otherwise, we’d be the first to tell you that we’ve been named a Best Midwestern College by Princeton Review. Instead, we’ll tell you how proud we are of our faculty who are experts in their ields and mentors to their students, our staff who consistently go above and beyond to connect people to the resources they need, and our students who amaze and impress us all the time. To all these people who make our university one of the best places in the Midwest to learn, we say: go ahead and brag.

Shop Til You Drop When: 6 to 9 p.m., Nov. 21 Where: Lemont Park District CORE, 16028 127th St. Cost: Free admission More info: Vendors and crafters on hand for early Christmas shopping

Polar Express Interactive movie event When: 6:30 p.m., Dec. 5 Where: First Church of the Nazarene, 12725 Bell Road Cost: $5 per immediate family More info: Film plays on big screen while elements of the story play out in the audience

Hometown Holiday When: 3 to 7 p.m. Dec. 7 Where: Downtown Lemont Cost: Free admission More info: Typically includes tree lighting, visits with Santa Claus, wagon rides and other holiday-themed events

Frigid 5K When: 8 a.m. Dec. 8 Where: Lemont Park District CORE, 16028 127th St. Cost: $25 in advance, $30 at packet pickup, $35 on race day More info: Registration required by Dec. 4; visit www.active.com and search for Frigid 5K

Pancake Breakfast with Santa When: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Dec. 8 Where: St. Alphonsus/St. Patrick School, 210 E. Logan St. Cost: $6 adults, $4 seniors and children 4 and older, free for ages 3 and younger More info: Pictures with Santa available; bake sale held See HOLIDAY, page 19

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When: 2 to 4 p.m., Dec. 8 Where: Lemont Public Library, 50 E. Wend St. Cost: Free More info: Includes live performance of “A Christmas Carol,” visits with Santa and gingerbread house decorating

Junior Woman’s Club Breakfast with Santa When: Seatings at 8:30 and 11:30 a.m., Dec. 14 and 15 Where: Cog Hill Golf and Country Club, 12294 Archer Ave. Cost: $23 adults and ages 12 and older; $15 ages 4 to 11; $6 ages 1 to 3; free for children younger than 1 More info: Includes pictures with Santa, magic show, stories, sleigh rides and crafts; purchase tickets at www.lemontjunior womansclub.org Bill Ackerman - backerman@shawmedia.com

Vince Distasio adds tomato slices to a pizza Nov. 2 at his parents’ Baldinelli Pizza, where the whole family works, at 32 Hinsdale Ave. in Hinsdale. For more details about hours call 630-654-4600 or visit baldinellip izza.com ing the restaurant spotless. LoriAnn said so far she’s enjoyed meeting all sorts of nice people, and it’s been great for her and Tom to see the kids get involved. Since taking over the restaurant though, there’s been a sacrifice she’s made that to some would be a relief. She misses cooking meals for her entire family during the week. “I enjoyed it,” LoriAnn said. “We’ve been kind of preoccupied with this, but I miss it.” Now the family is enjoying meals together at the restaurant, and since taking ownership of Baldinelli in July, the family has expanded the sandwich menu and has been using LoriAnn’s recipes, in-

cluding her Italian beef and meatball recipe, as well as her vodka and Alfredo sauces. But one thing hasn’t changed. “I kept the pizza the same,” Tom said. “I never changed anything on the pizza that’s the original Baldinelli’s. That’s historic.” When asked what makes a pizza great, the word “freshness” was immediately uttered as the family cuts every ingredient themselves and all food products are brought in whole. “You have to make your dough fresh every day, your sauce, fresh cut vegetables, nothing out of a can,” Tom said. “We use the best cheese you can buy too.” The new owners also of-

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fer a whole wheat pizza and are now open for lunch hours starting at 11 a.m. From the start, Vince said he’s enjoyed “everything” about working at the pizzeria. “Honestly everything,” said Vince, who is one of the managers. “Just dealing with customers, the experience and bringing in all the different personalities.” Tom Jr. said it’s gotten to the point now where everyone knows regular customers by their first and last names. “So and so is here today and you know exactly what they’re going to order,” said Tom Jr., who is also a manger. “There’s a guy every Friday night who orders sauce on the side consistently.”

Lemont Park District’s Breakfast with Santa When: 9 a.m. to noon, Dec. 15 Where: Centennial Community Center, 16028 W. 127th St. Cost: $9 residents, $13.50 non-residents in advance; $1 more the day of the event; free for children younger than 2 More info: Theme is “Charlie Brown Christmas;” register at www.lemontparkdistrict.org

Family New Year’s Eve Day Bash When: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Dec. 31 Where: Lemont Park District CORE, 16028 127th St. Cost: Free More info: Ball drop at noon, pizza lunch, DJ and party favors; register at www.lemontparkdis trict.org

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HINSDALE – Take away everything that’s rated-R about Martin Scorsese’s “Goodfellas,” and it becomes a 30-minute film about enjoying meals together, good friends and family values. That’s the scene at Baldinelli Pizza in Hinsdale, where four months ago the Distasios, a family of nine from Lemont, became the owners of the 30-year-old pizzeria. While owning any business has its challenges, being able to work with his family has made it extra special for Tom Distasio, one of the owners, who has always been accustomed to being a part of a large, tight-knit Italian family. “I grew up with six brothers and every Sunday when my mother would make meatballs that would be our breakfast,” Tom said with a laugh. “Then if we had pizza over night from Saturday to Sunday ... the Italians joke that pizza is their Sunday coffee.” Baldinelli has been in Hinsdale since 1982, but for out-of-towners it may be the best kept secret in DuPage County. The store front is located at 32 Hinsdale Ave. and is only viewable heading north along Garfield Avenue. But that hasn’t stopped the restaurant from staying busy with both loyal and new customers. “We’re in a crazy place being in the back here, but if you have good food people know where to go,” Tom said. Joining Tom is his wife LoriAnn and their children Tom Jr., 27; Regina, 26; Daniel, 22; Vince, 21, Anthony, 17; Timothy, 15; and Jacqueline, 14; who accompany their parents as they do everything from managing, to answering phones, making and cutting pizzas, making sandwiches and keep-

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8SOUND OFF Questioning bond issuance Taxpayers of Downers Grove are now being informed the stormwater fee will be going up each year until 2028. However, property taxes will not be going down a comparable amount to offset these increases. In fact, property taxes and water fees are going up. So, why does the village plan to sell $20 million in bonds and loan the money to the development to finance Delta’s planned senior living facility? Can’t Delta qualify for a loan on their own? Is this why Delta is repeatedly coming before Downers Grove? I believe this is the fourth try to build a facility in Downers. Can’t they afford to do it on their own? Do they have to have Downers Grove bond funding to finance their project? Inquiring taxpayers would certainly like to have this answered correctly by the Village Council.

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Against a fee break for churches When a stormwater utility fee, or rain tax, was implemented by the village of Downers Grove, it was a simple matter for the village to check the public record at the County Recorder of Deeds office to learn who owned each parcel of land and charge the fee to such owners.

There is now a movement to let houses of worship pass this responsibility off onto the rest of us fee payers in addition to the fees we already pay for parcels that we own. I object to being forced by a government to support the establishment of religion. Such forcing would be contrary to the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.

Regarding that quarry blast: Why aren’t quarries liable for damage that they cause? I know it’s tough to prove that whatever happened was directly related to a tremor, but it just seems like something needs to be done. They’re just keeping quiet about it as if it didn’t happen, and you know, some people had broken things. I’m just wondering.

Enforcing vehicle stickers As I walk my dog down the streets of Brookfield, I can’t help but wonder if some people think that vehicle stickers are optional. I’m not talking about visitors; these are the same cars in front of the same houses everyday. This is not fair to the majority of people who purchase the sticker every year. Now I

know the police are busy and can’t check every car every single day, but I think I have a solution. The village can offer its officers an incentive: For every violation the officer gets a percentage of the fine. So, if the fine is, lets say, $100, the officer would get $25. This is a win-win situation, and for the scofflaws who feel this is unfair, all they have to do is buy a vehicle sticker to avoid the problem.

A tasteful memorial In reference to the Kelli O’Laughlin memorial: What and who does it hurt? It’s beautiful and tasteful and age appropriate. No one said you couldn’t put up a memorial like Kelli’s. Keep it looking nice, like Kelli’s crew does. If this helps Kelli’s family and friends, why not? What has happened to you that you are so cold-hearted and nasty?


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BULLETIN BOARD BOLINGBROOK Teen Movie, 3 to 5 p.m. Friday, Fountaindale Public Library, 300 W. Briarcliff Road, Bolingbrook. All movies rated PG-13 and below. Contact the Vortex for movie title information. For grades 6 to 12. For information, visit www.fountaindale.org. Knitter’s & Crochet Nest Drop In, 6 to 8:30 p.m. Monday, Fountaindale Public Library, 300 W. Briarcliff Road, Bolingbrook. Experienced knitters and crocheters welcome. For information, visit www.fountaindale.org. Bolingbrook Lions Club, 7:30 p.m. Monday, Ashbury’s Restaurant, 355 E. Boughton Road, Bolingbrook. Either at Ashbury’s Restaurant or the Bolingbrook Golf Club. For information, call 630-226-9019, email lionpaul28@aol.com.

BURR RIDGE Alcoholics Anonymous, 12:30 a.m. to noon Friday, First United Church of Burr Ridge, 15W100 Plainfield Road., Burr Ridge. Al-Anon Friday Morning Serenity Seekers, 9:30 a.m. Fridays.

Free Confidential Memory Screenings, 9:30 a.m. to noon Tuesday, King-Bruwaert Geriatric Assessment Center and Clinic, North Side of Campus, 6101 S. County Line Road, Burr Ridge. Registration is required and participants must sign a consent form. For information, call 630-230-9521.

DARIEN Overeaters Anonymous, 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Lord of Life Lutheran Church, 725 75th St., Darien. For information, call 630-972-9074. Jane Austen and Her Women, 2 to 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Indian Prairie Public Library, 401 Plainfield Road, Darien. In this first-person portrayal by Leslie Goddard, Jane Austen time travels to the current year and answers common questions about herself, and in the process, brings eight women in her novels to life, including Elizabeth Bennet, the beloved heroine of “Pride and Prejudice.” For information, visit www.ippl.info. Active Seniors, noon Tuesday, Darien Sportsplex, 451 Plainfield Road, Darien. For information, call 630-427-0282.

Discuss “Legend” by Marie Lu, 4:30 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Indian Prairie Public Library, 401 Plainfield Road, Darien. Register in advance online. This program is for teens in grades 7 though 12. For information, call 630-887-8760, or visit www. ippl.info. Sales Professionals of Illinois Inc., 7:30 to 8:45 p.m. Thursday, Pancake Delight House, 75th Street and Fairview Avenue, Darien. For information, call 630-852-0580.

DOWNERS GROVE Open Game Night, 7 p.m. to 12:05 a.m. Friday, Fair Game, 5150 C Main St., Downers Grove. For information, visit www.fairgamestore.com. Reformers Unanimous Addiction program, 7 to 9:30 p.m. Friday, Marquette Manor Baptist Church, 333 75th St., Downers Grove. For information, call 630800-6540. Paint and Play, 7 to 9:30 p.m. Friday, The Brigantine Gallery, 734 Ogden Ave., Downers Grove. Teachers will guide you through a painting from beginning to end. All materials, snacks and beverages

We want your news! To submit an item for Bulletin Board, visit www.shawurl.com/forms provided for $20; no credit cards. For information, visit www.vickeryart.com. “La Pura Vida - Costa Rica” Travel Program, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Downers Grove Public Library, 1050 Curtiss Street, Downers Grove. This program will highlight one of Latin America’s most dynamic countries, one that offers an incredible array of wildlife and plant life among spectacular coastal and interior scenery. For information, call 630515-0230.

LEMONT Lithuanian Preschool, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Lithuanian World Center, 14911 127th Street, Lemont. Pipiru Ratelis, at the Lithuanian World Center in Lemont, offers preschool in the Lithuanian language for children from 18 months to kindergarten age on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Children can participate in this “playgroup” setting, along with a parent or grandparent. They sing, dance, and do crafts. Depending on enrollment, an afternoon class operates Wednesdays from noon to 2 p.m. Parents select a single day each week to attend. For information, call 708-403-7858. Emmanuel Women Seeking God Bible Study, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Emmanuel Baptist Church, 1191 McCarthy Rd., Lemont. For information, call 708-214-0444. Lemont-Homer Glen Rotary,

noon Tuesday, Ruffled Feathers, 1 Pete Dye Drive, Lemont. For information, call 630-257-9063 Bingo at the Lithuanian World Center, 4 p.m. Wednesday, Lithuanian World Center, 14911 127th Street, Lemont. A variety of pull-tabs are for sale, along with an early bird raffle starting at 5:15 p.m. Bingo and raffle begin at 6:45 p.m., with payouts ranging from $100 to $500. For every Bingo player, a free dinner is offered on the third Wednesday of each month. For information, call 630257-8787. Silk Painting with Lemont Artists Guild, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Lemont Public Library, 50 E. Wend Street, Lemont. Karen Snow will give a short history, demonstrate silk painting and provide different silk fabrics samples to feel and examine. The public is welcome; a donation for the local food pantry is appreciated. Refreshments will be served. For information, call 815-341-1145. Lemont Lions Club Meeting, 7 p.m. Thursday, VFW Post 5819, 15780 New Ave, Lemont. First and third Thursdays of the month. For information, visit www.lemontlions. org.

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HOLIDAY FESTIVAL WHERE: Promenade Bolingbrook Shopping Center, 631 E. Boughton Road WHEN: 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16 COST & INFO: Free admission; www.thepromenadebolingbrook.com ABOUT: A festival featuring horse-drawn carriage rides, ice sculptures, children’s crafts and a Santa tent will kick off Symphony in Lights, a kinetic display beginning at dusk each evening through Dec. 31, with shows on the hour. The visual symphony choreographs more than 250,000 computer-controlled lights to music by the Trans-Siberian Orchestra.

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WHERE: Lemont Public Library, 50 E. Wend St. WHEN: 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20 COST & INFO: Donation for food pantry suggested; details from guild President Liz Popp at 815-341-1145, www.lemontartistsguild.org ABOUT: Lemont Artists Guild presents a demonstration of silk painting by Karen Snow, who will give a short history of the art form, and will provide different silk fabric samples to examine. Snow, who uses nontoxic dyes to create her work, is a member of Silk Painters International and founded the local chapter, Second Sunday Silk Painters.

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WHERE: Lynch Theatre, Lewis University, Route 53, Romeoville WHEN: 8 p.m. Nov. 15, 16; 2:30 p.m. Nov. 17; see website for more dates COST & INFO: $10 for adults, $9 for seniors; www.lewisu.edu/plt, 815-836-5500 ABOUT: “To Kill a Mockingbird” is presented by Lewis University students, including Sabra Thomas of Bolingbrook as Calpurnia; Briana Reidy of Darien as Miss Maudie; and Austin Hill of Naperville as Boo Radley.

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WHERE: Lincoln Center, 935 Maple Ave., Downers Grove WHEN: 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 15 to 24 COST & INFO: $16 for adults, $13 for seniors, and $11 for students; reservations at www.groveplayers.org or 630-415-3682 ABOUT: Grove Players starts off its 78th season with William Inge’s “Picnic,” a Pulitzer Prize-winning drama about love and longing. Alex Koelsch of Wheaton (shown) has the role of the drifter, Hal. Alissa Leone of Villa Park portrays Millie Owens, and Akeila LeClaire of Downers Grove (shown left) her sister, Madge.

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TL’s Four Seasons explores flavors of Asia BARTLETT – For a change of pace on a recent Sunday afternoon, we stepped inside TL’s Four Seasons in downtown Bartlett, across the street from the rail line. The restaurant celebrates a culinary split personality, offering separate menus for Chinese and Japanese cuisines. Sunlight reflecting off pale yellow walls and a warm oak bar tinges the airy dining room gold. A full bar is at the front, and at the other end, sushi lovers can pick front-row seats to watch the chefs prepare their precision creations. Changing arrays of artful edibles served atop wooden planks paraded past our table to patrons scattered throughout the room. My dining companion and I took along a friend who’s vegetarian for his perspective on the menu, and a quick lesson on chopsticks. Kicking our meal off with sushi, he chose the Veggie Lover’s Roll with mixed vegetables, and we tried the superb smoked salmon atop a dollop of rice. The extensive array of tempting sushi options and all its culinary relatives will lure us back for more seafood. We next ventured to the other side of the menu, and my date ordered the Chinese vegetable and wonton soup. Tender bok choy was paired with a delicate broth and terrific dumplings. He was the first to note the restaurant’s absence of salt overkill so common in soups and other dishes at many restaurants. At TL’s, the recipes appear to rely on the ingredients’ own fresh flavors. Our friend ordered the Kung Pao Tofu. “The tofu was cooked well,” he said. “It was crispy with a nice Kung Pao coating, but not as spicy as I was expecting.” The menu notes the kitchen will fine-tune recipes according to each patron’s personal spiciness scale, so make your request known. TL’s Kung Pao version includes a colorful blend of red and green bell peppers. My regular dining com-

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Celebrating dual Asian cuisines, TL’s Four Seasons is nestled in the heart of downtown Bartlett. panion selected the marinated pork with Chinese chives and smoked tofu. Something new to him, he enjoyed the dramatically long ribbons of pork and tofu set off by the unexpectedly subtle flavor of Chinese chives, a vegetable new to us. “It was tasty, and a generous portion,” he said of the hearty entree. I selected the Snow Mountain Shrimp, which featured tender shrimp with a touch of breading and sesame seeds in a peach-infused sauce that was not overly sweet. Glad I was drawn to choose the dish because of the poetic name, it proved to be another seafood treat. My entree included soup and a choice of plain or fried rice, plus a light and savory spring roll. Outstanding. And my shrimp dish also was accompanied by greens with a mildly zesty ginger dressing that was as refreshing as the salad’s cucumber – more flavorful than I was able to find all summer at farmer’s markets. When the mood strikes for the tastes of Asia, we’ve added

TL’s Four Seasons • Where: 110 W. Bartlett Ave., Bartlett • Hours: 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 11:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; noon to 9:30 p.m. Sunday • Dress code: Casual • Info: 630-830-1988, www. tlsfourseasons.com

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Snow Mountain Shrimp was excellent with its peach-infused sauce. The dish generously was paired with a spring roll, fried rice and green salad with zesty dressing.

To see more photos from TL’s Four Seasons, find this story online at PlanitLife. com/mysterydiner. a new spot to our favorite haunts.

The Mystery Diner is a newsroom employee at Suburban Life Media. The diner’s identity is not revealed to the restaurant staff before or during the meal. Only positive dining experiences will result in published reviews.

The Veggie Lover’s Roll and smoked salmon were a delicious introduction to the expansive menu of sushi and other Japanese specialties.


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ONGOING “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. Carl Sandburg Exhibit, 1 to 5 p.m. Thursdays through Sundays through April 20, Elmhurst Historical Museum,

120 E. Park Ave., Elmhurst. This exhibit explores the years from 1919 until 1930 when Sandburg lived in Elmhurst and worked in the “City of Big Shoulders” – a decade that was one of the most proliic of Sandburg’s career. Admission is free. For information, visit www.elmhursthistory.org. Naperville Art League Teachers’ Exhibit, noon to 4 p.m. though Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Naperville Fine Art Center & Gallery, 508 N. Center St., Naperville. Admission is free and open to the public. For information, visit www.napervilleartleague.com. Thanksgiving Food Drive, through Saturday, Holland Chiropractic Center, 315 W. 63rd St., Westmont. Nonperishable donations accepted for St. Vincent DePaul Society. With a donation, receive a certiicate for one free ofice visit during the month of January. For information, call 630-968-6969. 4th Annual Holiday Artists’ Bazaar,

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through Dec. 22, Lemont Center for the Arts, Lemont Village Square, 1243 State Street, Unit 101, Lemont. Shop handmade-original-unique art and craft gifts for the holidays. Open noon to 4 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays. For information, visit lemontcenterforthearts.wordpress.com. Music at Ballydoyle Pub Friday,

Ballydoyle Pub, 5157 Main Street, longing. Set in 1953, the play examDowners Grove. All shows start at 9 ines the arrival of a handsome drifter p.m. except where noted. Nov. 15: Hillwho upsets the equilibrium of a small billy Rockstarz - Top 40 country hits Kansas town. Runs through Nov. 24 too ($5 cover); Nov. 16: Red Woody with Friday and Saturday performanc– Playing all the favorites ($5 cover). es at 8 p.m. and Sunday matinees at 2 For information, call 630-969-0600 p.m. Tickets prices are $16 for adults, or visit www.ballydoylepub.com. $13 for seniors and $11 for students. Annual Autumn Pie Fundraiser, For information, call 630-415-3682, or through Sunday, Carmelite Carefree visit www.groveplayers.org. Village Retirement Community, 8419 “To Kill a Mockingbird,” 8 perforBailey Road, Darien. Ready-made 10mances through Nov. 24, Philip Lynch inch pies are $10 each; apple, lemon Theatre, Oremus Fine Arts Center, meringue, pumpkin and chocolate Lewis University, Route 53, Romeocream are available. Pie pick up will ville. Recommended for patrons be on Nov. 27 from 2 to 7 p.m. For inage 13 and up. Tickets are $10 for formation, call 630-324-5310 or email adults, $9 for seniors and students themmingway@ccvliving.org. and $2 for Lewis students; advance ticket purchases strongly suggested. NOV. 15 Evening performances begin at 8 p.m. and Sunday matinees at 2:30 p.m. For “Picnic” Presented by Grove Players, information, call 815-836-5500, or Friday, Lincoln Center, 935 Maple visit www.lewis.edu/plt. Ave., Downers Grove. Pulitzer See GO GUIDE, page 34 Prize-winning drama about love and

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• GO GUIDE Continued from page 33 Winterfest at Focus Yoga Studio, 5:30 to 7 p.m. Friday, Focus Yoga Studio, 9047 Monroe Ave., Brookield. Shop local vendors and artisans for holiday gifts. Refreshments will be served. For information, call 708-387-2006 or visit www.focusyogastudio.com. Holiday of Hope, 6:30 to 10 p.m. Friday, St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 393 Main Street, Glen Ellyn. Featuring handmade items and unique gifts from 30 vendors. The event beneits Hephzibah Children’s Association. Cost is $5 in advance and $7 at the door. For information, visit www. hephzibahhome.org.

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NOV. 16 Symphony in Lights, Saturday, The Promenade Bolingbrook, 631 E. Boughton Road, Bolingbrook. Take more than 250,000 computer-controlled, brightly colored, energy eficient lights, choreograph them to the thunderous sounds of the Trans-Siberian Orchestra, add lickering, multi-directional, strobe-like bursts of light, and the result is Symphony in Lights. For information, visit www. thepromenadebolingbrook.com. Art by Rozanne Trunk Show, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Morton Arboretum, 4100 IL Route 53, Lisle. Shop for gifts with hand-painted Santa and snowmen themes created by local artist Rozanne Priebe. Choose from greeting cards, prints, canvas art, painted fence boards, pillows, ornaments and more. For information, call 630-9680074, or visit www.mortonarb.org. Glen Ellyn Holiday Bazaar, noon to 6 p.m. Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, Glen Ellyn History Center, 800 N. Main Street, Glen Ellyn. Local crafters and artisans are encouraged to display and sell their wares. Shoppers will be delighted to ind perfect gifts for those on their shopping lists. New food products from coffee to mustards will be available for purchase. Holiday gift wrapping will be available. For information, visit www. glenellynhistory.org. Make Your Own Nature Ornaments, 1 to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, 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. Chicago History Author Series, 4 p.m. Saturday, Lisle Depot, Museums at Lisle Station Park, 921 School Street, Lisle. Nov. 16: Wendy Koenig & Christine Badowski, Discussion: “Public Art in Chicago.” Author subject to change without notice. For information, call 630-968-0499, or visit LisleParkDis-

WHERE: St. Joseph Chapel, 1515 W. Ogden Ave., La Grange Park WHEN: 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 17 COST & INFO: Maestro Peter Lipari will lead the West Suburban Symphony in a concert titled “Inspiration,” featuring Rutter’s “Gloria” for chorus and brass ensemble, and Mendelssohn’s Symphony No. 5 (“Reformation”). Mozart’s “Magic Flute Overture” and a Bach air complete the program. “This concert will move your soul with music of awe, joy and reverence,” said symphony President Richard Lukes of Berwyn. Tickets for the 75-minute performance cost $22 for adults, $20 for seniors, and $5 for teens.They are free to younger children. For information on the Hinsdale-based orchestra, visit www.westsubsymphony.org or call 630-887-7464.

trict.org/authors. Wines for Canines and Felines Fundraiser, 7 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Peterson Spirits & Fine Wine, 1274 E. Chicago Ave., Naperville. Tickets are $35 and include wine tasting, cheese platter, and a rafle tickets. There will be rafles, split the pot and a silent auction. Purchase tickets in advance online; tickets available at the door while supplies last. For information, call 708-465-7386, or visit www. spayillinois.org. Holiday Wreaths and Swags, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Morton Arboretum, 4100 IL Route 53, Lisle. Learn insider tricks, then design and create a Thanksgiving-themed swag that can be updated to last through the winter holidays. Register in advance; cost is $35 for members and $43 for non-members, including Arboretum admission. For information, call 630-719-2468, or visit www. mortonarb.org.

NOV. 17 Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra 201314 Season, 3 pm. Sunday, Elmhurst Christian Reformed Church, 149 W Brush Hill Rd, Elmhurst. For information, visit www.esosubscriptions.org. Traditional German Advent Celebration, Sunday, Elmhurst Elk’s Lodge, 711 W. St. Charles Road, Elmhurst. This will include entertainment with traditional songs, home-baked goods, lunch, rafle and handcrafted items and lots of “Gemuetlichkeit.” Free admission. For information, email siggiconroy@sbcglobal.net. Mosaic Holiday Tree, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Morton Arboretum, 4100

IL Route 53, Lisle. Create a festive hurstpubliclibrary.org. holiday tree plaque for indoor or out- Christmas Guest Nights for Women door use. Feel free to bring additional Singers, 7:15 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, St. supplies to include in the mosaic. Thomas United Methodist Church, Register in advance; cost is $83 for 2S511 IL Route 53, Glen Ellyn. Village members and $98 for non-members, Vocal Chords (VVC), the championincluding Arboretum admission and ship women’s chorus based in Glen supplies. For information, call 630Ellyn, will be holding two special 719-2468, or visit www.mortonarb. Christmas Guest Nights on Nov. 19 org. and 26. Any woman who attends Downers Grove Choral Society Seathese two events will be eligible to son Opening Concert, 3 p.m. Sunsing with the chorus at their Christday, First United Methodist Church, mas concert Dec. 2. For information, 1032 Maple Ave., Downers Grove. call 708-328-5021, email vvcsing@ Led by guest conductor Paul Grizzell. villagevocalchords.com. The concert will feature “Coronation Mass” by Mozart, “Festival Te Deum” NOV. 20 by Britten and “Requiem” by Fauré. Tickets in advance are $20 in for gen- Low Cost Pet Vaccine Clinic, 4 to 7 eral admission, $15 for seniors and $5 p.m. Wednesday, Tail Gate for Dogs, for students; please add an additional 830 N. Addison Ave., Elmhurst. This $2 for tickets purchased at the door. is a walk-in clinic with appointments For information, call 630-515-0030, or available. Services include rabies vacvisit www.dgcs.org. cines, distemper combo, heartworm testing, microchipping and more. NOV. 19 Price varies by service. Cash, credit, and debit cards accepted and no resFall Floral Arranging, 7 to 8:30 p.m. idency or income restrictions apply. Tuesday, Thomas Ford Memorial For information, call 877-475-7729, or Library, 800 Chestnut Street, Western visit www.spayillinois.org. Springs. Diane Carr will demonstrate Wine Wednesdays, 6 to 9 p.m. design techniques to create autumn Wednesday, Autre Monde Cafe, 6727 decorations with style and elegance W. Roosevelt Road, Berwyn. For on a budget. For information, call information, call 708-775-8122 or 708-246-0520. visit www.autremondecafe.net. For ’Tis the Season to be Reading!, 7 to 8 information, visit www.autremondep.m. Tuesday, Elmhurst Public Library, cafe.net. 125 S. Prospect Ave., Elmhurst. Learn Wilder Mansion Culinary Series, about jolly mystery, romance and 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Wilder more iction titles that are about Mansion, 211 Prospect Ave., Elmhurst. the winter holidays. Bring a book to Hosted by Chef Marco from Café exchange. Everyone will receive a Amano. The theme will be Thanksbooklist and recipes. For information, giving Side Dishes. Price is $55 for call 630-279-8696, or visit www.elmresidents or $65 for non-residents for

the soft drink package, and $70 for residents and $80 for nonresidents; includes tax and gratuity. Online registration is available for the wine package only. For information, visit www.epd.org. “The Fall” Great Evening of Jazz, 6:30 to 10 p.m. Wednesday, Wentz Concert Hall, North Central College, 30 N. Brainard Street, Naperville. This concert showcases all performing ensembles of the Jazz Studies Program. Members are welcome to bring guests. Tickets are $15 each and include appetizers; cash bar available. If you are not a member and would like to attend, email the club. For information, email general@ napervillewomansclub.org. Lemont Artists Guild, 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Lemont Public Library, 50 E. Wend St., Lemont. Karen Snow will give a short history and demonstrate silk painting. She will provide different silk fabrics to feel. For information, visit www.lemontartistsguild.org.

NOV. 21 Autumn Festival: “An Arts & Crafts Affair,” Thursday, Odeum Expo Center, 1033 N. Villa Ave., Villa Park. Voted one of the top 100 art shows in the country by Sunshine Artist Magazine, at this annual fest you can browse the works of more than 500 artists and craftsmen from 30 states. Find home decor and gifts - all handcrafted and one-of-a-kind, entertainment, and plenty of food and drink. For information, visit www.odeumexpo.com. Make and Take Holiday Ornaments, 4 to 5 p.m. Thursday, Elmhurst Public Library, 125 S. Prospect Ave., Elmhurst. Craft festive ornaments for the library’s holiday tree in Wilder Park and make an ornament to take home, too. For grades 2-8. Register in advance with your valid EPL card. For information, call 630-279-8696, or visit www.elmhurstpubliclibrary.org. Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir Concert, 7 p.m. Thursday, Saints Peter and Paul Church, 36 N. Ellsworth St., Naperville. The Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir’s only concert in the greater Chicago area during their 12-day tour of the United States. Will feature the world premiere of renowned composer Edie Hill’s “Cancion de el Alma: en una noche escura.” Tickets are $30 for general admission, $15 for obstructed view and and $75 for prime preferred, which includes front-row seating, wine and dessert post-concert reception and meet-and-greet with the artists. For information, call 630718-2119. Movie Classics Series: “Swingers,” 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Studio Movie Grill, 301 Rice Lake Square, Wheaton. Tickets are $1. For information, call 630-480-9557 or visit www.studiomoviegrill.com.


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IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION FROM NICOR GAS Every day, underground pipelines safely transport natural gas to homes and businesses throughout the area. Nicor Gas is responsible for the security and maintenance of pipelines in our service territory.

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Incomplete combustion of any fuel – produces carbon monoxide. Carbon monoxide is poisonous and has no odor, taste or color. Carbon monoxide detectors are helpful, but they are no substitute for using equipment safely. This includes having it inspected once a year by a certified contractor.

Before digging around your property, state law requires you call 811 to have your utility lines professionally marked – for free! You must wait the required amount of time before you begin your project. Pipeline markers indicate the presence of pipe and right-of-way. While they’re not present in all areas, it’s always best to call 811. If right-of-way is adjacent to your property, it is your responsibility to ensure no new landscaping or physical structure interferes with access to the pipeline, and with our ability to keep it safe through routine monitoring and maintenance. Information about transmission pipelines operating in your community is available through the National Pipeline Mapping System (NPMS) and is available online at www.npms.phmsa.dot.gov.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission urges all users to lower their water heaters to 120 degrees Fahrenheit.

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Lemont football coach Eric Michaelsen (center) watches his defense during a 7-on-7 event against Downers Grove South last summer. Michaelsen is stepping down as head coach to take over as principal at the school.

Big shoes to fill By SCOTT SCHMID sschmid@shawmedia.com LEMONT – Brett Nagel wouldn’t be the football player he is without Eric Michaelsen. As one of the best players to come through the halls of Lemont High Eric School during Michaelsen the Indians’ recent run of success on the gridiron, Nagel is well aware of the impact Michaelsen has had on the football program as its coach. “He really made me into the player I am and gave me the opportunity to play college football,” said Nagel, who went on to play at Northwestern and is now finishing his career at Truman State. “And he totally turned the program

Eric Michaelsen numbers to know 12 Seasons as head coach 106-33 Win-loss record 9 Playoff appearances 7 Conference titles around. He has done incredible things. “He has molded so many great players and great teams, both conference championship teams and state finalists. He did an awesome job and I loved playing for him. I can’t say enough good things about him and his legacy will forever be remembered there.” Going forward, Michaelsen will have the opportunity to reach an even greater audience after he recently was selected as Lemont’s next principal, replacing Thomas Trengove, who will retire

Lemont coach Eric Michaelsen going from gridiron to principal’s office

June 30, 2014. “It’s something that has been a career goal,” Michaelsen said. “It’s something that as I looked at it and thought about it, it was an opportunity to meet that kind of career goal.” The current Director of Guidance, his future role will present a new challenge. “It’s exciting,” he said. “I love Lemont high school and it’s an opportunity for me to be involved with all aspects of the school.” Michaelsen leaves behind a 20-year career as a head football coach (and 10 years as an assistant), the past 12 of which came at Lemont. He also had previous stints at Walther Lutheran and Detroit Lutheran West. “It’s something I put a lot of effort and time into,” Michaelsen said, “and something I’m proud of and really

enjoyed. But it is not as tough [to walk away] as it would be if I was leaving the school. I’ll still be here. Now I get the chance to get involved with the other fall sports. I’ll have the chance to go to their games, which is something I haven’t been able to do.” During his time on the Indians’ sidelines, Lemont reached the postseason in nine straight seasons from 2004-12 and made two appearances in the state title game. “The hard work and everything was geared toward winning,” Michaelsen said. “But looking back at it, the things I’ll remember most are the relationships I had with the coaches and the kids and the fact that we were able to have kids come back and help us [after high school]. “I had a chance to work with some excellent players and got to coach with some

really great coaches. I also got to work with Lemont student-athletes, which is something I’ve always thought was pretty special.” Lemont athletic director John Young said a full search for Michaelsen’s replacement would begin sometime next week, and whoever is selected, whether in-house or outside the school, will have some big shoes to fill. “First of all, we are very excited for the opportunity he has to serve Lemont high school as the principal,” Young said. “He is the consummate professional and extremely well respected by the staff and his coaches, and they are all excited for his new role. “And to his credit, he left a program that is in really good shape and a program that has a lot of committed coaches and teachers.”

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Hornets’ perfect season ends with Super Bowl title SUBURBAN LIFE MEDIA LEMONT – The Lemont Hornets 83-pound Gold team hadn’t played a close since the middle of the regular season against the Lyons Township Tigers. It was another close one when the Hornets and Tigers squared off again Sunday, but once again the Hornets prevailed, winning 25-16 to capture the Super Bowl title in the Bill George Youth Football League. When Lemont and Lyons Township met in the regular season, Lemont won 18-6. Sunday’s win at Benedictine University in Lisle capped a perfect 11-0 season for the Hornets in their inaugural season in the BGY-

FL after moving from the River Valley Youth Football League. The Tigers played a great game in the Super Bowl, giving the Hornets their biggest challenge of the season. In the end, Lemont’s relentless offense and fundamentally sound blocking and tackling helped lead it to victory. The Hornets arrived at the game in style as the coaches and players rode on a plush coach bus and relished a comfortable ride home as Super Bowl victors. On the way to their victory party after the game, the team received a police escort into town with a convoy of Hornet fans as part of the procession.

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The Lemont Hornets 83-pound Gold team celebrates the Bill George Youth Football League Super Bowl title it won Sunday. The Hornets took the title in their first season in the league.

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Caroline Wolf a key piece to Benet’s volleyball success By ALEX SOULIER asoulier@shawmedia.com LISLE – Benet’s Caroline Wolf understands that defense wins championships. Under the tutelage of Benet head coach Brad Baker, assistants Kyle Reid and Kim Sayers, and former Redwing liberos such as 2012 graduate Sheila Doyle, Wolf has developed the defensive moxie that defined the Redwings during back-to-back state title runs in 2011 and 2012. In her fourth year on the varsity squad, Wolf guided Benet to a 24-3 regular season record, has recorded 426 digs, and has led the Redwings back to this weekend’s state finals. The team’s defensive leader as libero and also a team captain, Wolf is also the Suburban Life all-area girls volleyball team MVP. “Caroline has been an impact player for us all year long,” Baker said. “She is the leader of our defense and also an emotional leader on and off the court. She brings a teamfirst mentality and is a great communicator.” The Naperville resident

About Caroline Wolf School: Benet Year: Senior Position: Libero Jersey: No. 3 College: Wake Forest University

also pitched in on the offensive side of things by successfully serving 96 percent of her serves. As a result, Wolf was crowned the MVP at the Benet Invite and the Wheaton Classic and was all-tournament at Autumnfest. A defender through and through, she selflessly deflects praise and credits her coaches and the Redwings’ program for her success. “It is really a pleasure to be a part of such an esteemed program,” Wolf said. “The coaches have brought a winning atmosphere to the school and helped a lot of really talented athletes improve as players and individuals.” Before coming to Benet, Wolf played softball and a was a highly regarded gymnast and swimmer. It wasn’t until her seventh grade year at

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Benet’s Caroline Wolf serves during a match at the Benet Invitational earlier this season. The senior libero has been a team leader all season and helped the Redwings advance to this weekend’s state finals. Lisle’s St. Joan of Arc School that she picked up a volleyball. Wolf soon joined up to play

club volleyball with Sports Performance, explaining that her natural communication skills were perfectly suited

for such a cooperative game. “As a libero, my communication skills are my biggest asset,” Wolf said. “I am a loud person, I’m instinctual and say what I feel. My energetic personality goes a long way on the court.” Wolf’s volleyball skill set and natural athletic abilities are not far behind her communication savvy. A hitter before switching to the libero position, Wolf’s tremendous reach and quickness allow her to dig balls that most defenders cannot get. Volleyball coaches at Wake Forest University also recognized Wolf’s bevy of talents, recruiting her to come aboard following a junior season in which she helped lead the Redwings to a state title. But, she’s not quite ready to look that far ahead, as Wolf again has her team vying for another state title. “Winning the title last year was great, but this is a new team and we feel that we have something to prove,” Wolf said. “We are one of four teams left standing [in the 4A playoffs] and we want to have fun and make the most of our time at state.”


Meet the 2013 Suburban Life all-area volleyball team

Rachael Fara

Kelly Ferguson

Lauren Fuller

School: Hinsdale South Year: Senior Outlook: With 160 kills, 30 aces, 66 blocks and 66 digs, Adelphia was one of the Hornets most well-rounded players. Adelphia, who chose not to play collegiate volleyball, was a part of four West Suburban Gold conference championship teams during her time at Hinsdale South.

School: Benet Year: Junior Outlook: For two seasons, Fara has anchored the middle, resonating as one of Redwings’ best blockers and hitters. The 6-foot-2 inch East Suburban Catholic all-conference selection boasts impressive leaping ability and has already committed to play volleyball at Northwestern.

School: Lemont Year: Senior Impact: A four-year varsity performer for the Indians, this senior middle was a force at the net. Ferguson topped Lemont with 111 blocks while also contributing 160 kills and a team-high 56 aces. She will continue her career at Austin Peay.

School: Hinsdale Central Year: Junior Outlook: A junior outside hitter, Fuller was successfully converting nearly 40 percent of her swings during the last four weeks of the season, securing West Suburban Silver all-conference recognition. She has verbally committed to play collegiate volleyball at University of San Diego.

Krissa Gearring

Cara Howell

Katherine Mahlke

Vanessa Possidoni

School: Bolingbrook Year: Senior Outlook: The four-year varsity starter posted her best season this year, earning Southwest Suburban all-conference and Waubonsie Valley and United Township all-tournament team honors. Bolingbrook’s team MVP had 420 kills, 257 digs, 481 total points scored and 37 aces this season.

School: Lemont Year: Senior Impact: Another member of the Indians’ strong senior class, Howell topped a balanced Lemont offense with 169 kills this fall. She was also second on the squad with 58 blocks and helped the team reach 28 wins.

School: Downers Grove North Year: Senior Impact: A four-year varsity starter who will play for the University of Michigan, the well-rounded Mahlke balanced her 294 kills and 36 aces with 206 digs and 35 blocks for points. She was named all-tournament at Waubonsie Valley and Autumnfest and was a West Suburban all-conference and all-academic honoree.

School: Westmont Year: Senior Impact: Possidoni ran the Sentinels’ offense for the last three years and was recognized as a three-time all-conference selection. The senior, who is considering playing collegiate volleyball, helped Westmont advance to the regional championship match this fall.

HONORABLE MENTION Benet Whitney Battoe

Bolingbrook Leah Rose

Downers Grove North Mary Helen Beacom

Summer Stitt School: Lisle Year: Senior Impact: This outside hitter was the Lions’ offensive and defensive MVP. An all-conference athlete in volleyball and softball, Lisle head coach Matt Hrubesky described Stitt as “a hard worker who brings a lot of energy and heart to our team. She is very coachable and always looking to improve as a player.”

Katie Vondra School: Downers Grove South Year: Junior Impact: A big hitter who can also defend the net, Vondra provided some leadership on a young Mustangs team. She recorded 243 kills with a .298 hitting percentage this season while adding 31 aces and 192 digs.

Downers Grove South Caroline Wolf School: Benet Year: Senior Outlook: Tournament MVP at the Benet Invite and Wheaton Classic, Wolf guided the Redwings to a 24-3 regular season record and an appearance at this weekend’s state finals. The ESCC all-conference libero has notched 426 digs and has committed to play volleyball at Wake Forest next season.

Jess Faber, Jen Graham

Hinsdale Central Alex Davis

Hinsdale South Sarah Garringer, Renee Bialas

Lemont Haley Sullivan

Lisle Hannah Kiesling, Robyn Griffin

Westmont Haley Bueser, Brianna Gilley

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There is good news and bad news for the Bears in their matchup with the Baltimore Ravens, and it’s a little tricky figuring out which will override the other. The Ravens will bring one of the NFL’s worst offenses to Soldier Field on Sunday. They struggle on the ground and through the air, but particularly with the running game. That could offer some tonic to a Bears’ defense that is one of the worst in the league, particularly against the run. On the flip side is the reality that the defending Super Bowl-champion Ravens still are one of the best defenses in the NFL. And, in only his second start of the season, Josh McCown will face the best pass rush the Bears have seen so far this year.

That is especially unsettling realizing the Bears’ offensive line probably had its worst outing of the season Sunday against the Lions. Joe Flacco is among the NFL’s wealthiest players after signing a new contract following the Ravens’ Super Bowl win. He also is one of the least productive quarterbacks in the game with a 77.3 passer rating, 25th in the NFL behind such stalwarts as Mike Glennon and Christian Ponder. Flacco’s managed only 6.7 yards per pass, and his 12 touchdown passes are offset by 11 interceptions. Part of his problem throwing the ball may be caused by the fact the Ravens are only 30th in the NFL rushing the football and dead last in average gain per rush. That’s hard to believe of a club with Ray Rice as its feature back, but he has only 115 carries through nine games for 289 yards – a 2.5 average. Bernard Pierce was supposed to be a great compliment to Rice this season, but he’s averaged only 2.5 yards a pop on 93 carries.

The suspicion the Ravens would miss Aquan Boldin is borne out in No. 1 receiver Torrey Smith’s numbers. While he’s caught 41 passes for 753 yards, an outstanding 18.4 average, Smith’s been targeted 84 times. No. 1 receivers who convert less than half their targets don’t stay No. 1s for long. Perhaps the Ravens’ biggest problem has been the offensive line, which is puzzling since it started the season with four starters off the Super Bowl team and top backup Gino Gradkowski stepping in at center for the retired Matt Birk. The line has been so bad that the Ravens dealt for Eugene Monroe from Jacksonville before the trade deadline and then dealt left tackle Bryant McKinnie to the Dolphins. Defensively, the Ravens have reloaded nicely after losing Paul Kruger, Ray Lewis, Dannell Ellerbe, Ed Reed and Cary Williams off the Super Bowl team. The additions of Chris Canty, Daryl Smith, Elvis Dumervil and rookie Matt Elam have made the rebuilding of that unit somewhat seamless.

The key matchups in this ballgame will feature the game’s best nose tackle, Haloti Ngata, on the inside shoulders of Kyle Long and Matt Slauson at different times, and Terrell Suggs and Dumervil rushing off the edges on Jordan Mills and Jermon Bushrod. The Ravens have 32 sacks, paced by Suggs’ nine and Dumervil’s eight. Jimmy Smith has nice size on one corner at 6-2, but Lardarius Webb is smallish at 5-10. That will create mismatches for either Brandon Marshall or Alshon Jeffery. The key matchup on the other side of the ball has to be Rice against the Bears’ two rookie linebackers. As badly as Rice has struggled this year, Mel Tucker has to be sure Jon Bostic and Khaseem Greene aren’t the antidote he’s been looking for. One other matchup to watch is John Harbaugh, one of the most successful coaches in the history of the NFL through his first five seasons, and the rookie for the Bears, Marc Trestman.

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playoff performers. Avoid the Cowboys’ defense, however. 3. Bears – On the road both weeks, the Bears have favorable matchups with the Browns and Eagles. The Bears’ defense is no longer viable, but Jay Cutler should be back as the starter well before week 15. Matt Forte and Brandon Marshall are big-ticket items, but Alshon Jeffery, Martellus Bennett and Robbie Gould should be more accessible. 4. Lions – Things just keep getting better in Detroit. The Lions are at home in weeks 15 and 16, facing the Ravens and

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the Giants, respectively. The Ravens are no pushover, but the Lions are tough to stop in their dome. Expect a solid performance in week 15 and better numbers in week 16. 5. Seahawks – better known for their defense, the Seahawks are starting to get the offense rolling. They travel to play the Giants in week 15 and get the Cardinals at home in week 16. 6. Redskins – The third NFC East team to benefit from a favorable late-season schedule, the ’Skins travel to hapless Atlanta in week 15 and get the Cowboys at home the following week. 7. Chiefs – Although there are few fantasy options in Kansas City, those options should fare well in Oakland and at home against the Colts. At the very least, kicker Ryan Succop and the Chiefs’ defense would be nice pickups. 8. Packers – Assuming Aar-

on Rodgers returns, the Packers could make a late-season push. Traveling to Dallas and facing the Steelers at home, their offense should produce during the fantasy playoffs.

The worst week 15 and 16 matchups: Texans (at Colts, vs. Broncos), Colts (vs. Texans, at Chiefs), Dolphins (vs. Patriots, at Bills), Rams (vs. Saints, vs. Buccaneers), Cardinals (at Titans, at Seahawks)

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Heading into week 11, teams with 8-2 and 7-3 records might already be looking ahead to the fantasy playoffs. In most formats, fantasy playoffs begin in week 15 with many championship games taking place in week 16. If you are fortunate enough to be sitting alone atop the fantasy mountain, it would be wise to look ahead to weeks 15 and 16 to ensure your players have as many favorable playoff matchups as possible. If you have a marginal player with terrible playoff matchups, now is the time to make a move and grab a guy from one of the seven teams with the most favorable matchups in week 15 and 16. 1. Eagles – Facing the Vikings in the Metrodome and the Bears at home, Philadel-

phia has the best combination of fantasy power and weak opponents. If you somehow managed to get to the top without stability at quarterback, Nick Foles is the guy for you. If you don’t have LeSean McCoy, you’re probably not going to be willing to give up what it would take to get him in a trade. Riley Cooper and kicker Alex Henery are more accessible options. 2. Cowboys – Defense is a foreign concept in the NFC Least, and that is a terrific opportunity for fantasy owners. The sometimes-explosive Cowboys face the Packers at home in week 15 and travel to Washington in week 16. Tony Romo had a tough week in New Orleans, so this might be a good week to pull off a trade for him. Dez Bryant is in the same category as McCoy, but Jason Witten, Terrance Williams, DeMarco Murray and Dan Bailey should be solid

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a. army: The oldest branch of the military, the Army has bases all throughout the world, covering the land, sea and air. b. navy: The Navy was founded by George Washington in 1775, and patrols the seas. Its focus is above and under water, with everything from large carrier ships to submarines in its fleet, but it also patrols land and air.

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OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(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 14-11-05419. THE JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236-SALE You can also visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at www.tjsc.com for a 7 day status report of pending sales. AUCTION.COM LLC For Additional Information regarding Auction.com, please visit www.Auction.com or call (800-280-2832) CODILIS & ASSOCIATES, P.C. 15W030 NORTH FRONTAGE ROAD, SUITE 100 BURR RIDGE, IL 60527 (630) 794-5300 Attorney File No. 14-11-05419 Attorney ARDC No. 00468002 Attorney Code. 21762 Case Number: 11 CH 014540 TJSC#: 33-20927 NOTE: Pursuant to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, you are advised that Plaintiff's attorney is deemed to be a debt collector attempting to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. I567334 November 1, 8, 15, 2013

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK ILLINOIS COUNTY COUNTY, DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVISION NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE LLC Plaintiff, -v.JOHN C. KWASIGROCH AKA JOHN KWASIGROCH, HEATHER K. KWASIGROCH AKA HEATHER KWASIGROCH AKA HEATHER KWASIGROCH RUBACH, MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., AS NOMINEE FOR GN MORTGAGE, LLC, MAYFAIR ESTATES HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, DISCOVER BANK, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS Defendants 11 CH 12186 13073 KLAPPA DRIVE LEMONT, IL 60439 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on September 17, 2013, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on December 19, 2013, at the The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive - 24th Floor, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 13073 KLAPPA DRIVE, LEMONT, IL 60439 Pr ty Inde No 22-31-205-

Property Index No. 22-31-205002-0000. The real estate is improved with a brick single family house; attached 3 car garage. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated on residential real estate 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/or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. No fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring the residential real estate pursuant to its credit bid at the sale or by any mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other lienor acquiring the residential real estate whose rights in and to the residential real estate arose prior to the sale. 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. Upon payment in full of th bid, th ha will

Up paymen the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. Where a sale of real estate is made to satisfy a lien prior to that of the United States, the United States shall have one year from the date of sale within which to redeem, except that with respect to a lien arising under the internal revenue laws the period shall be 120 days or the period allowable for redemption under State law, whichever is longer, and in any case in which, under the provisions of section 505 of the Housing Act of 1950, as amended (12 U.S.C. 1701k), and subsection (d) of section 3720 of title 38 of the United States Code, the right to redeem does not arise, there shall be no right of redemption. 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 this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purch of th it th fo ecl

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12 CH 14080 5 TIMBERVIEW Lemont, IL 60439 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on February 19, 2013, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on December 2, 2013, at the The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive - 24th Floor, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 5 TIMBERVIEW, Lemont, IL 60439 Property Index No. 22-24-101024-0000. The real estate is improved with a two story single family residence.

y ng mily The judgment amount was $220,392.76. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated on residential real estate 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/or wire transfer, is due within twentyfour (24) hours. No fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring the residential real estate pursuant to its credit bid at the sale or by any mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other lienor acquiring the residential


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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVISION DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE FOR THE REGISTERED HOLDERS OF MORGAN STANLEY ABS CAPITAL I INC. TRUST 2007-HE6 MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2007-HE6 Plaintiff, -v.CHRISTINA CHAPMAN A/K/A CHRISTINA M. CHAPMAN, MCCARTHY STONE MANOR CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION, MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC. AS NOMINEE FOR GE MONEY BANK, A FEDERAL SAVING BANK, UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS Defe dants 12 CH 39004

Defendants 12 CH 39004 400 MCCARTHY ROAD 207 Lemont, IL 60439 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on May 15, 2013, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on November 22, 2013, at the The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive - 24th Floor, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 400 MCCARTHY ROAD 207, Lemont, IL 60439 Property Index No. 22-20440-041-1007. The real estate is improved with a condominium. The judgment amount was $210,134.07. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated on residential real estate 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/or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. No fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring the residential real estate pursuant to its credit bid at the sale or by any mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other lienor acquiring the residential real estate whose rights in and to the residential real estate arose prior to the sale. 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 le is and in "AS IS" ondition. Th

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK ILLINOIS COUNTY COUNTY, DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVISION BANKFINANCIAL, F.S.B., AS SUCCESSOR BY MERGER) TO DOWNERS GROVE NATIONAL BANK Plaintiff, vs. PAUL S TABOR; BERNADETTE A. TABOR; UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON RECORD CLAIMANTS; Defendants, 12 CH 23285 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above entitled cause on October 28, 2013, Intercounty Judicial Sales Corporation will on Monday, December 16, 2013, at the hour of 11 a.m. in their office at 120 West Madison Street, Suite 718A, Chicago, Illinois, sell to the highest bidder for cash, the following described mortgaged real estate: Commonly known as 807 State Street, Lemont, Il 60439. P.I.N. 22-29-224-003-0000.

P.I.N. 22-29-224-003-0000. The mortgaged real estate is a single family residence/office. If the subject mortgaged real estate is a unit of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by subsection (g-1) of Section 18.5 of the Condominium Property Act. Which may be made available for inspection by contacting: Mr. Steven Glick at (773) 573-0105. Sale terms: Bidders must present, at the time of sale, a cashier's or certified check for 10% of the successful bid amount. The balance of the successful bid shall be paid within 24 hours, by similar funds. For information call Mr. Christopher S. Fowler at Crowley & Lamb, P.C., 221 North LaSalle Street, Chicago, Illinois 60601. (312) 670-6900. INTERCOUNTY JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION Selling Officer, (312) 444-1122 I571522 November 15, 22, 29, 2013

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qui ng real estate whose rights in and to the residential real estate arose prior to the sale. 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. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. 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 this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). 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 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For information, contact Plaintiff's attorney: Kimberly A. Padjen, GOMBERG, SHARFMAN, GOLD & OSTLER, PC, 208 South LaSalle Street, Suite 1410, CHICAGO, IL 60604, (312) 332-6194. Please refer to file number 44877. THE JUDICIAL SALES

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