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Rotary hosts wine tasting The Rotary Club of Lemont-Homer Glen has its third annual Winter’s End Wine Tasting charity fundraiser March 25 at Orange 13 Lounge. Proceeds benefited the club’s scholarship fund and charities.

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Canal association looking to work more with Lemont By DAN FARNHAM dfarnham@shawmedia.com LEMONT – Drawing visitors to downtown is one of the main concerns for Lemont, and members of the Canal Corridor Association believe the Illinois & Michigan Canal could play a role in doing just that. The association, the local coordinating entity for the I&M Canal National Heritage Corridor, has already expanded its presence in Lemont by opening a small office in the Metra station. Association President Ana Koval, who calls Lemont a key canal community, said she would like to see that office grow so it can provide historical

programs in the village. “I think there are a lot of opportunities to make Lemont a node for activity,” she said. Dennis Bieschke of Lemont is vice chairman of the association’s board of directors and chairman of the Alliance Committee. He served as master of ceremonies March 26 at the Canal Alliance Congress, a conference discussing Canal Corridor issues. Bieschke said the association’s job is to coordinate different entities involved with the canal. He said he would like to see better promotion of the historical importance of the canal, which helped develop the Chi-

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cago area as a major trade thoroughfare. “I’m not sure a lot of people in town really understand the significance of the I&M Canal,” he said. He said the portion of the canal in Lemont is unique because the village owns it, rather than the Illinois Department of Natural Resources. “Since Lemont owns the portion of the canal in Lemont, they drive that effort (to promote the canal),” he said. “What we would be glad to do is work with them with any ideas they have.” Lemont Mayor Brian Reaves said the village can collaborate with the association to procure grants for work on the canal.

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“Lemont still has a very active membership in the Canal Corridor Association, and they are another vehicle to help bring more people to town,” he said. Village Planning and Economic Development Director Charity Jones attended the Alliance Congress. She said the conference was a good opportunity to meet with other towns along the Heritage Corridor and discuss ways to promote it. She said the canal is a central part of the village’s comprehensive plan for downtown. “It’s been fairly well established that the canal is something that people find important,” she said.

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Bike trail in the works Ground will be broken June 7 for the Cal-Sag Bike Trail, which will end along the Illinois & Michigan Canal near where the Cal-Sag Channel and Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal meet. The trail will start east in Burnham and travel along the Cal-Sag Channel, going through towns such as Blue Island and Crestwood and Cook County forest preserves.

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Potential new D-113A math textbooks available for review SUBURBAN LIFE MEDIA LEMONT – A Mathematics Curriculum Leadership Team with Lemont-Bromberek Combined School District 113A has proposed two new sets of math textbooks to be introduced to classrooms next year. During the March 19 Board of

Educationmeeting,theteamsuggested adopting McGraw-Hill’s “My Math” for kindergarten to fifth grade and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt’s “Go Math” for sixth to eighth grade. The texts would be adopted for three years with an option to renew and would cost $200,000.

They would be consumable, meaning students would be able to keep and write in the books and the district would receive new ones each year. Parents have the opportunity to view the texts before they are voted on for approval by the board April 23.

Viewing hours are available school days from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. for the kindergarten to fifth-grade books and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. for the sixth-to-eighthgrade books until April 22. The texts do not include the accelerated math texts for fifth and eighth grade, which still need to be chosen.

Assistant Superintendent Mary Gricus said the texts will include online tutorials for students and parents. “Parents would like to help children, but sometimes they feel frustrated because they haven’t participated in math classes for several years,” she said.

Village of Lemont still weeks away from Sports Complex update By DAN FARNHAM dfarnham@shawmedia.com LEMONT – Lemont Mayor Brian Reaves said the village is still in discussions with the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District about the proposed Lemont Sports Complex and he hopes to have some direction from the district in four to six weeks. His statement came during the March 24 Lemont Village

Board meeting, at which residents opposed to the project continued to ask questions about the complex. The district owns the land where the village wants to build, and sets the architectural requirements for the project. Reaves said it has been a challenge working with the district in recent months and they “hold all the cards.” “The MWRD is behind Lem-

ont doing what we can do with that piece of land,” he said. “It will all come down to cost.” Reaves said $150,000 to be spent on complex studies has been removed from the village’s proposed 2014-15 budget and they will instead be paid for as part of the village’s project financing plan. “If the project goes forward, any cost associated with the financing will go into the bond,”

said Village Administrator George Schafer. Schafer said the village used a similar practice on facility projects such as the Village Hall and Police Department. During the meeting, the board also approved several ordinances and resolutions as part of its consent agenda. These included: • An amendment to Title

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Lemont chamber unveils new website By DAN FARNHAM

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dfarnham@shawmedia.com LEMONT – The Lemont Chamber of Commerce has rolled out a redesigned website with more interactive features for businesses and visitors. Chamber Executive Director Joanna Kmiec said the group launched the site last week after working on it for a couple months. “It has added value to our members,” she said. “They have a lot more control over their own information.” Kmiec said the chamber is in the process of giving members login identification so they can add information to their profiles. Chamber President Anne Marie Evans, who also owns the local Juice Plus+ franchise, already started using some of the site’s new features. She said she likes options such as the “hot deals” com-

The new Lemont Chamber of Commerce website is meant to give visitors more ways to find and contact businesses, as well as special offers, including: Hot deals: Businesses can advertise deals and provide coupons. Visitors can find them through a list of “hot deals” or by looking at business profiles. Calendar: While the calendar existed before, visitors

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The Lemont Chamber of Commerce has launches a new website that includes more interactive opportunities for members. ponent and adding events herself. Check it out “It gives us an opportunity to showcase our businesses The Lemont Chamber of and also give a savings,” she Commerce website is located said. at its previous address, Kmiec said how well the lemontchamber.com. site works for members will depend on how much they use through her, she said she will it. While members are able to still be available to help peodo more online without going ple using the site if need be.

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Though Evans calls herself “technically challenged,” she said using the website was easy. “For me to be able to do this and do this in a couple of minutes was quite the accomplishment,” she said. Kmiec said the website is not yet complete and will grow as more people use it.

can now directly register for events on the calendar listing. The chamber hopes a new user-submission system will lead to more events on the calendar. Job listings: There is nothing up yet, but businesses will have the ability to post job openings. Map: Visitors can search for the location of a business by category using a Google map.

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LEMONT – Seniors Tom Janik, Rafal Krzysiak and Katie Lynch will represent Lemont High School in the Illinois Drafting Educators Association state finals after finishing on top in the regional competition. Janik and Krzysiak placed first and second in the Assembly Modeling division, while Lynch placed first in the Architectural Board category. “I couldn’t be more proud of them,” said Lemont High School industrial technology teacher Scott Duensing. “It was extremely difficult.” Duensing said the competition simulates a business environment by putting a time constraint on the students. All three said they had no expectations of doing well at regionals but are happy to be recognized in a field they plan on pursuing as a career. “It’s just something I like to do,” Janik said. “Apparently, there’s a competition over it.” Krzysiak said he enjoys the creativity involved in engineering. “Engineering to me is that your mind is basically the limit, and in your mind, you have no limits,” he said. None of the three have been to the state finals before. As with the regional competition, they will go in unsure of what to expect. “I would just like to see a lot of people that are really good and learn something new from it,” Lynch said. Krzysiak said he is trying to test himself, but has a modest goal. “I don’t want to be last place,” he said. “As long as I’m not last place, I will be happy.” Janik said he was uncertain

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8NEWS BRIEFS Argonne Lab appoints new director Littlewood LEMONT – Peter B. Littlewood has been named director of the Argonne National Laboratory in Lemont, according to an Argonne news release. LIttlewood is a University of Chicago physics professor and associate laboratory director for physical sciences and engineering at Argonne.

He starts the position April 1 and will oversee a variety of high-impact projects at the laboratory. Littlewood succeeds Eric D. Isaacs, who is leaving Argonne to become the provost at the University of Chicago.

Lemont Mathletes earn spot in state finals LEMONT – Three first-place

team performances plus four runner-up finishes equaled a win for the Lemont High School Mathletes squad at the Illinois Council of Teachers of Mathematics Joliet area regional and a birth in the Division 3AA State Finals, according to a school news release. Sophomore Misbah Chagpar finished first individually in the Geometry competition. She

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Lipinski to speak at Vietnam Veteran event LEMONT – Lemont VFW Post 5819, 15780 New Ave., will hold a Vietnam Veterans Day ceremony at 1 p.m. Saturday. U.S. Rep. Dan Lipinski, D-Ill., will give the keynote speech at the ceremony, according to a news release from his office. All Vietnam veterans are welcome to attend and do not need to be a VFW member.

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Despite a fifth consecutive year of declining home values, DuPage County residents will see an average increase of 4 percent on tax bills in 2014, according to a report from the office of County Clerk Gary King. The assessed value of county land dropped 5.4 percent in 2013 to about $32.8 billion from about $34.6 billion in 2012, the report said. At the same time,

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8POLICE REPORTS Information in Police Reports is obtained from the Lemont Police Department. Individuals listed in Police Reports who have been charged with a crime have not been proven guilty in court.

after an incident at 3:50 p.m. March 7 at Archer Avenue and State Street. • John Witkowski, 31, 705 Reef Road, Lockport, was charged with speeding over posted limit and no proof of insurance after DUI a traffic stop at 9:06 a.m. March Matthew Hancasky, 22, 40 E. 18 in the 17300 block of 127th Custer St., was charged with Street. driving under the influence of • Mindaugas Vaitkevicius, 32, alcohol, hit and run, failure to 1037 Warner Ave., was charged give information after striking with no valid driver’s license property and improper lane and speeding after a traffic stop usage after a traffic incident at at 7:02 a.m. March 22 at 127th 10:12 p.m. March 15 at State and Street and Walter Avenue. Custer streets. • Randall Obryk, 54, 13601 S. Archer Ave., was charged with Violation of Order driving while license revoked, no of Protection insurance and defective muffler Anthony Chavez, 32, 701 after a traffic stop at 3:58 p.m. McCarthy St., was charged with March 22 at State and 132nd violation of orders of protecstreets. tion after an incident at 11 a.m. • Maritza Espinoza, 26, 5105 March 17 in the 1100 block of S. Armitage Ave., Chicago, was State Street. charged with driving while license suspended, no insurTheft ance and obstructed windshield Three juveniles were charged after a traffic stop at 11:05 p.m. with retail theft after an incident March 22 at State and Illinois at 7:16 p.m. March 23 in the streets. 13400 block of Archer Avenue. • Courtney Weibel, 27, 6018 W. 127th St., Palos Heights, License violations was charged with driving while • Miguel Ulloa-Jimenez, 22, 433 license suspended and no proof Francis St., Joliet, was charged of valid insurance after a traffic with no valid driver’s license stop at 1:33 a.m. March 23 at and failure to report an accident Pete Dye Drive and Derby Road.

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Fighting a silent killer in our area – heroin Whether or not you personally know someone who has lost a loved one or friend to a heroin overdose, we have news you need to hear. Last year, there were 46 deaths in DuPage County alone resulting from heroin overdose. Ranging in age from 15 to 64, these victims are much more than faceless statistics. They are sons and daughters; brothers and sisters; cousins, neighbors and friends. Members of the House Republican caucus, especially, state Reps. Dennis Reboletti, Patti Bellock, Sandra Pihos and John Cabello worked together with DuPage County State’s Attorney Bob Berlin, the DuPage Heroin COMMUNITY Coalition; and DuPage CounVOICE ty Judicial and Public Safety Jim Chairman Grant Eckhoff to develop a comprehensive Durkin legislative package aimed at every aspect of Illinois’ heroin crisis: treatment, law enforcement and education. Our multifaceted approach would create a pilot program in DuPage County to establish a secure substance abuse treatment facility as a joint partnership between the state and county to serve as a “last chance” option for those convicted of drug crimes. If the results are positive, this program could serve as a statewide model. Further, our plan cracks down on drug traffickers by extending Illinois’ RICO statute’s sunset date to 2022; it’s scheduled to expire in 2017. We would also strengthen asset forfeiture provisions and allow prosecutors to use a portion of the proceeds from seized assets accumulated by gangs in order to fund substance abuse treatment programs. Because prescription opiate abuse is often the gateway to heroin addiction, we would enhance penalties for “doctor shopping” by strengthening current laws to prohibit patients from withholding the fact they have received the same or similar controlled substance from health care practitioners within a specified time frame. Our plan also calls for two critical statewide heroin education initiatives. To help raise awareness of a law which protects people from prosecution for reporting an overdose, we would create an educational initiative to promote the “Good Samaritan” law. In addition, we would have the Department of Human Services create and distribute pamphlets to educate holders of opiate prescriptions about the dangers of children and teens gaining access to medications. Taken together with the commitment of local officials, educators and public health advocates; we will meet the challenge of the heroin epidemic head on.

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Sometimes a small act of kindness can make a big difference to someone going through a tough time. When Janet Nichols of Lemont broke her leg at home, she had her husband, Milt, cancel a delivery order at Turnabout Pizza so she could go to the hospital. When they later reordered the pizza, Turnabout owner Jill Rooney gave them the pie on the house. Thumbs up to the Lemont Historical Society for funding fun ways to discuss the rich legacy of the village. A recent event was the Historic Heists presentation at Vault Cafe and Bar, which was the site of a 1929 robbery at First National Bank.

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“Briely. I’m not following it whole-heartedly.”

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do your job on the school board, then it is time for you to go. Why are we, as parents, not more concerned about low test scores? Look at the graduation rates for the high school. It is a shame that parents and the public do not step up and demand answers.

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The maximum benefit under Social Security is currentTo the residents of Elmhurst: ly $2,533 per month at full Garbage cans must be located retirement age of 66. Those on the parkway, not the streets. who retire between the ages Cans must also be two feet of 60 and 62 receive reduced apart from each other on the benefits. Most people have silver bar, in front, facing the no company pensions. They street. The new cans allow must survive on the monthly the drivers to stay inside their benefit or, hopefully, they are trucks. Otherwise they have to get out and dump them by hand. supplemented by some good investments. The public sector We need change in Valley unions and membership are very upset by the new pension View School District I am tired of the school board reforms. Pensions will be capped and based on a max income of costing the taxpayers money $110,000. Annual cost of living every time they make a bad increases will be reduced and decision. This is not the first retirement age will increase for time, the second time, or even people 45 or younger. But, with the third time, and I am sure it tenure similar to what District will not be the last time. It is 87 teachers receive, it equates costing the taxpayers at least $70,000 to dismiss the Boling- to about $95,000 per year and brook High School principal and retirement income at about 70 then find a new principle for the percent, plus an excellent health school. It seems we have no one care program. Our pension debt is what it is, so don’t blame the qualified enough teaching in politicians. Something has to be our school for them to become done. I personally don’t want a principal. What does that say tax increase or a higher property about the school district? As tax to support high pensions. taxpayers of Bolingbrook and Private citizens as well as union parents of school children, we need to stand up and say enough is enough. If you cannot See SOUND OFF, page 15

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Kudos to Emmanuel Episcopal Church for sharing its space with those less fortunate who need a place to be sheltered at night. Concern over children walking to and from Cossitt School is hypocritical when there are at least a dozen restaurants within a block of the school serving alcohol during school hours. Comparing La Grange to the fictitious television show “Mayberry” is likely done by a person too young to have known the characters in the show. Barney Fife was a bumbling goof, Aunt Bee was a gossip and Gomer Pyle was a dim witted mechanic. It was Sheriff Taylor’s good will, politeness and kindness that kept all the other characters in order. Caring for those who are most likely mentally ill is a lesson in compassion that it seems the community of La Grange could use.

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is in a quandary over whether neighbors should be allowed Continued from page 11 to consent or object to the presence of farm animals next members need to support pen- door, or just be told flat out, sion reforms. Our grandchildren “meet your new neighbors.” are counting on us! Come on, council, man up. The existing municipal code is Do not alter ‘backyard adequate on this matter and chickens’ regulations has stood the test of time. If The whole issue of changpeople on small residential ing the municipal code to lots long to be Old McDonald allow the raising of chickens with a cackle-cackle here and in more neighborhoods in cock-a-doodle there, they are Downers Grove is showing free to buy farm property and the village council to be relocate. Please, no more of timid and unwilling to address this neighbor consent versus sent production of airborne neighbor notification jive. pulmonary irritants and micro Stand tall and enforce the organisms. Rather, the council existing municipal code.

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Clara’s Pasta keeps family traditions fresh WOODRIDGE – Walking into Clara’s Pasta, I was greeted by friendly smiles and a palette of rich, warm colors giving the large restaurant a cozy feel. While the long-running dining destination in Woodridge has built its reputation on fresh-made pasta and Italian cooking that’s been passed down for generations, it also has created a charmingly modern and inviting setting in its new location. Dark woods and clean lines make the space appealing for an intimate dinner or a night out with the whole family. My companion and I dropped by for an early dinner during the week, and were seated right away at a spacious booth. Our cheerful waiter brought over warm rolls to dip in olive oil infused with spices and Parmesan cheese. I had to remind myself to save room for the rest of the meal. Otherwise, I might have asked for another basket. While my companion finished an appetizer of toasted “Old World” bread topped with diced tomatoes, Fontinella cheese and pesto called Bruschetta di Roma, I started on a house salad with Italian dressing. It was simple, but tasty. For dinner, I ordered one of the house specialties, Cream of Chicken Pesto. Our waiter brought the large plate of sliced chicken, sun-dried tomatoes and roasted pine nuts sautéed in Clara’s fresh pesto sauce with a hint of cream. The richly flavored treat is served over fresh angel hair pasta. I didn’t know which tidbit to try first, but with a piece of chicken on my fork, I swirled up some pasta and took a bite. Heavenly. My companion was thrilled with all of the meatless options, and settled on the stuffed shells. He soon cleared his plate of the three large pasta shells filled with seasoned ricotta cheese topped with mozzarella and baked in homemade tomato sauce.

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Clara’s Pasta in Woodridge puts the accent on fresh Italian favorites shared by the family for generations.

Clara’s Pasta n Where: 6550 S. Route 53,

Woodridge

n Hours: 4 to 9 p.m. Tuesday

through Thursday and Sunday; 4 to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday n Dress code: Casual n Info: 630-968-8899, www. claraspasta.com Stuffed shells filled with seasoned ricotta cheese are smothered in mozzarella and accompanied by homemade tomato sauce for a satisfyingly hearty dish. We were each happy with the pesto and tomato sauces we chose, but Clara’s also allows guests to choose from more than a dozen different homemade pastas and top them off with one of 12 sauces. On a second visit, I imagine the spicy arribiatta marinara made with crushed red peppers, Tabasco and chopped garlic may end up on my plate. The veal chop Parmigiana also sounded tantalizing.

More photos online To see more photos from Clara’s Pasta, find this story online at PlanitLife.com/mysterydiner A delectable melange of flavors makes the Cream of Chicken Pesto a just for the warm bread and house specialty at Clara’s Pasta. Clara’s takes a 14-ounce, bone-in veal chop and grills it to medium. It’s served over marinara sauce and topped with golden brown mozzarella, Fontinella, Romano and Parmesan cheeses. Radiatori pasta and tomato sauce are served on the side. Throughout dinner, our waiter always made sure we

had a refill on our soft drinks before we had a chance to ask. We never needed to look for him, but he wasn’t a bother either. While I’m a pesto fan, and Clara’s Cream of Chicken Pesto surpassed my expectations, I already have a few dishes I’d like to taste next time. Even without the entree, I’d go back

seasoned oil. I’m sure I could have eaten the entire basket myself.

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.


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FIRST FOLIO THEATRE: “SALVAGE,” various times and dates through April 27, Mayslake Peabody Estate, 1717 W. 31 St., Oak Brook. The life of an owner of a collectables store turns topsy-turvy when a mysterious women enters with valuable items that should no longer exist. Ages 14 and up with an adult. Cost: $22-$37. Information: www.irstfolio.org or 630-206-9567. BLOW WIND BLOW, daily in March, The Morton Arboretum, 4100 Illinois Route 53, Lisle. Explore the tools that measure wind and how they help us. Information: www.mortonarb.org/ events/blow-wind-blow or 630-9680074.

MARCH 28 HINSDALE ROTARY CLUB, 12:15 p.m. March 28, The Community House, 415 West Eighth Street, Hinsdale. Information: 630-286-9541 or www.hinsdalerotary.org. TEEN MOVIE FRIDAY, 3 p.m. March 28, 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. Information: www. fountaindale.org. AIDAN O’TOOLE, 5 p.m. March 28, Ballydoyle in Downers Grove, 5157 Main Street, Downers Grove. Irish favorites along with some current radio hits. Information: www.ballydoylepub. com. FISH FRY, 5 p.m. March 28, Knights of Columbus 3738, 25 N. Cass Ave., Westmont. Entrees are $10 or $11, with children’s menu entrees available for $6. All entrees include a sides bar with soup, macaroni and cheese, cole slaw, French fries, and vegetables. Information: www. kofc3738.org. 10TH ANNUAL BEST OF BOLINGBROOK BUSINESS (BOBB) AWARDS & DINNER, 6 p.m. March 28, Bolingbrook Golf Club, 2001 Rodeo Drive, Bolingbrook. Comedian Patrick McGann will emcee. Information: 630-226-8420 or www.bolingbrookchamber.org. Cost: $65. GROVE MASONIC LODGE 824, 6:30 p.m. March 28, Downers Grove Masonic Lodge, 923 Curtiss St., Downers Grove. 6:30 p.m. dinner, 7:30 p.m. meeting. Information: 630-968-0167 or www.grovemasoniclodge.org. OPEN GAME NIGHT, 7 p.m. March 28, Fair Game, 5150 C Main St., Downers Grove. Information: www.fairgamestore.com. WESTMONT AMERICAN LEGION, 7 p.m. March 28, Senior Center, 5150 C Main St., Westmont. Information: 630-968-3490. PAINT AND PLAY, 7 p.m. March 28, The Brigantine Gallery, 734 Ogden Ave., Downers Grove. Teachers will guide

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MASTER GARDENERS READY TO HELP WHERE: 630-955-1123 WHEN: Available now COST & INFO: Deb Hornell of Glen Ellyn references the Master Gardener digital manual, while volunteering at the University of Illinois Extension Master Gardener Help Desk serving DuPage, Kane and Kendall counties. Trained volunteers are available to answer calls from 9 a.m. to noon Tuesdays and Thursdays, plus Wednesdays beginning in April. Hours extend to 2 p.m. in May; visit web.extension.illinois.edu/dkk/. “Choosing and starting seeds are two popular topics this time of year at the … Help Desk,” said Sarah Navrotski, program coordinator. “Volunteers can answer questions on vegetables, trees, lawns, lowers and more.” To reach Cook County branch ofices in Lemont and Westchester, visit web.extension.illinois.edu/cook.

you through a painting from beginning to end. All materials, snacks and beverages provided for $20; no credit cards. Information: www.vickeryart.com. YOUTH GAME NIGHT, 7 p.m. March 28, Faith United Methodist Church, 5395 Westview Lane, Lisle. Every fourth Friday. Information: www.faithchurchlisle.org. COMEDY NIGHT, 8 p.m. March 28, Esteban’s Dining and Dancing, 1550 N. Route 59, Naperville. Information: www.estebansdiningdancing.com. ARGONNE INTERNATIONAL FOLK DANCERS, 8 p.m. March 28, St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, 5739 Dunham Road, Downers Grove. Meets almost all Fridays. A typical evening of dance consists of lines and circles from a wide variety of countries such as Bulgaria, Israel, France, England and Romania. The range of expertise is from beginners to advanced. Open to the public, no partners necessary and families are welcome. Donation of $3 at the door. Information: jensencbs@yahoo.com or argonneifd. blogspot.com. ACOUSTIC GROUP BIRDY, 8:15 p.m. March 28, Two Way Street Coffee House, 1047 Curtiss St., Downers Grove. Featuring outstanding vocals and harmony, creative musical arrangements, inely penned originals by Sharon Speziale, and impressive covers. Cover charge is $7. Information: www.twowaystreet.org or 630-969-9720. GMRC, 9 p.m. March 28, Quigley’s Irish

Pub, 43 E. Jefferson St., Naperville. Classic rock covers. Information: www.quigleysirishpub.com or 630428-4774. WAYNIAC SHOW KARAOKE, 10 p.m. March 28, Mullen’s - Lisle, 3080 Warrenville Road, Lisle. Information: mullensbarandgrill.com or 630-5050240.

MARCH 29 COPING WITH MEMORY LOSS, 8:30 a.m. March 29, Bolingbrook Golf Club, 2001 Rodeo Drive, Bolingbrook. Learn about practical strategies to address everyday challenges faced by people with memory loss. Discover support services and resources and learn about the latest trends in Alzheimer’s care. The seminar features experts in the ield of Alzheimer’s care, individuals with Alzheimer’s Disease and a special presentation for children and teens. Cost is $20 per person or $50 per family. Call 815-744-0804 or visit alz.org/Illinois to register. PAINT COLOR CONFIDENCE WORKSHOP, 9 a.m. March 29, Fairield Inn & Suites, 1820 Abriter Court, Naperville. This workshop will give you experience using a color wheel, working with a paint fan deck, how to incorporate color and a complimentary deck for you to take home. Bring a fabric, art or an accessory you would like to work with to choose the right paint color or color scheme for your room. Information: msritraining.com, 630-

355-1983 or informationgraceann@ yoursredesigned.com. Cost: $99. FLEA MARKET, 9 a.m. March 29, St. Scholastica School Gym, 7800 Janes Ave, Woodridge. Looking for sellers. Information 630-985-9289 or 630395-9799. FREE TAX RETURN PREPARATION FOR LOWER INCOME TAXPAYERS, 9 a.m. March 29, Naperville Public Library Nichols branch, 200 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville. The program is designed to beneit individuals and families of low-to-moderate income who would like help in completing their 2013 Federal and Illinois state income tax returns. Staffed by business students from Benedictine University and community members, who must complete training and IRS certiication in order to qualify as tax preparers. The program is overseen by accounting professionals and Benedictine University faculty members. Those who are interested in receiving help with the preparation of their 2013 Federal and Illinois State tax returns should bring proof of identiication and tax information such as: W-2 forms, 1099 forms, property tax bill, copies of last year’s tax returns, bank routing and account numbers for direct deposit of refunds, and any other relevant income and expense information. Families and individuals with incomes up to $52,000 are eligible to participate. Information: 630-717-0439.

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Continued from page 21 SPRINGTIDE CRAFT SHOW, 9 a.m. March 29, Romeoville Recreation Center, 900 W. Romeo Road, Romeoville. More than 100 booths. Information: www.romeoville.org. EDIBLE GARDENING WORKSHOP SERIES, 9:30 a.m. March 29, The Morton Arboretum, 4100 Illinois Route 53, Lisle. Get ideas for combinations of tasty, nutritious foods suited to our climate that grow well together. Information: www.mortonarb.org or 630-968-0074. “SPRING IS HERE!” STORYTIME, 11 a.m. March 29, Barnes & Noble Oak Brook, 297 Oakbrook Center, Oak Brook. Join us as we read “Spring is Here!” by Will Hillenbrand, and “I Hatched!” by Jill Esbaum. Storytime will also include a themed activity. Information: store-locator.barnesandnoble. com/event/4677789. GOLDEN RETRIEVER RESCUE GROUP MEET & GREET, 11 a.m. March 29, Pet Supplies Plus, 105 E. Ogden Ave., Westmont. Meet As Good as Gold, Golden Retriever Rescue of Northern Illinois volunteers and their Golden Retrievers and learn about rescued goldens, volunteer opportunities and adoption procedures. Information: www.asgoodasgold.org. TRUNK SHOWS AT AURORA ROSE, 1 p.m. March 29, Aurora Rose, A Unique Boutique, 111 Stephen Street, Lemont. Fourth Saturday of each month. Information: www.loveaurorarose.com. VIETNAM VETERAN’S DAY, 1 p.m. March 29, Lemont VFW 22 Honor Post 5819, 15780 New Avenue, Lemont. Veterans and their families are invited to join us to observe the remembrance of our time served. U.S. Rep. Dan Lipinski will speak. Bring your photos and memorabilia for all to share. Refreshments will be served. Information: www.vfwlemont.com. JOHNNY GABOR AND CONNIE MARSHALL, 7 p.m. March 29, Suparossa Italian Restaurant, 6310 S. Rt. 53, Woodridge. Enjoy the cool jazz of this local duo. Call 630-852-1000 for reservations. Information: www. conniemarshall.com. DUELING PIANOS, 7:30 p.m. March 29, Wheatstack, 5900 South Route 53, Lisle. Cost: $20-$40. Information: www.wheatstacklisle.com or 630968-1920. THE INCOGNITOS, 8 p.m. March 29, Carlucci Restaurant, 1801 Butterield Road, Downers Grove. Enjoy a mix of 90’s dance music, Motown, disco and more. Information: 630-512-0990 or www.carluccirestaurant.com. RED DELICIOUS, 9 p.m. March 29, Miss Kitty’s, 634 E. Ogden Ave., Naperville. Bringing a fresh, funky, bluesy twist to mainstream pop. Information: www.misskittyssaloon.com. REBEL HIGHWAY, 9 p.m. March 29,

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BIRDY TO SING WHERE: Wheaton course WHEN: 8 a.m. Saturday, April 5 COST & INFO: Wheaton Park District and Rotary Club of Central DuPage will debut the Wheaton Fun Run in Color 5k beneit. Participants pass through stations where volunteers shower them with vibrant hues (food-grade cornstarch) – turning them into human kaleidoscopes. More festivities follow. $20 to $25; free for ages 5 and younger; wheatonparkdistrict.com/funrun, race director Stephanie Taylor at staylor@wheatonparks.org or 630-510-4989 Quigley’s Irish Pub, 43 E. Jefferson St., Naperville. Classic rock covers and more. Information: www.quigleysirishpub.com or 630-428-4774.

masters.org. DOWNERS GROVE ARTISTS’ GUILD, 7 p.m. March 31, Downers Grove Public Library, 1050 Curtiss St., Downers Grove. Information: 630-963-5749. MARCH 30 MONEY SMART, Don’t Be Scammed, 7 p.m. March 31, Edward Hospital, POETRY AT BREWED AWAKENING, 12:30 801 S. Washington St., Naperville. p.m. March 30, Brewed Awakening, Learn how to prevent identify theft 19 W Quincy St., Westmont. Chicago and respond to inancial exploitation, area poets Ralph Hamilton and Virginia plan for a secure inancial future, and Bell, both of whom are on the editorial make informed inancial decisions. board of RHINO, will be featured. There RSVP: mikemark@wideopenwest. will also be an open mic. Cover charge com or 630-926-8973. Information: of $7 includes coffee and a snack. napervilleeveningkiwanis.org. Information: 630-852-2233 or www. BAGS COMPETITION, 8 p.m. March 31, brewedawakening.us. Ballydoyle in Downers Grove, 5157 “A SALUTE TO THE WOMEN OF THE Main Street, Downers Grove. InformaBLUES,” 2 p.m. March 30, Lisle tion: www.ballydoylepub.com/admin/ Library District, 777 Front Street, ecalendar.php. Lisle. Jason & Ginger will cover Nina Simone, Mildred Bailey, Sister Rosetta APRIL 1 Tharpe and Billie Holiday. Information: www.lislelibrary.org. THE VILLAGE ASSOCIATES PRESENT, ACOUSTIC NIGHT, 8 p.m. March 30, 9:30 a.m. April 1, The KB Community Miss Kitty’s, 634 E. Ogden Ave., Theater at the King-Bruwaert House, Naperville. Open to all acoustic 6100 South County Line Road, Burr musicians. Ridge. Terah Waklkup, research assoSUNDANCE, 8 p.m. March 30, Carlucci ciate at the Art Institute, will present Restaurant, 1801 Butterield Road, “The Global Middle Ages: The Art Of Downers Grove. Pop, dance, covers Islam.” She will explore calligraphy, and lots of horns. Information: 630metalwork, textile and ceramic motifs 512-0990 or www.carluccirestaurant. appearing from Spain to Syria. Resercom. vations: 630-916-0149. Cost: $15-$20. PINOCHLE CLUB, 12 p.m. April 1, Lincoln Center, 935 Maple Ave., Downers MARCH 31 Grove. Meets in room 307 on third TOASTMASTERS CLUB NO. 7446, 12 loor. Information: call 630-649-2116. p.m. March 31, McDonald’s Corp. LEMONT-HOMER GLEN ROTARY, 12 Headquarters, 2111 McDonald Drive, p.m. April 1, Rufled Feathers, 1 Pete Oak Brook. Information: www.toastDye Drive, Lemont. Information: call

630-257-9063. WOODRIDGE ROTARY CLUB, 12 p.m. April 1, Seven Bridges Golf Club, 1 Mulligan Drive, Woodridge. Information: 630-960-5417 or www. woodridgerotary.org. NAPERVILLE NOON LIONS CLUB MEETING, 12:15 p.m. April 1, Braconi’s Restaurant, 796 Royal Saint George Drive, Naperville. Meets the irst four Tuesdays of each month. Information: napervillenoonlions.org. BE A TREE, 1 and 4 p.m. starting April 1, The Morton Arboretum, 4100 Illinois Route 53, Lisle. Prepare for Arbor Day by making terriic tree masks to take home. Weekdays in April. Information: www.mortonarb.org or 630-968-0074. COMMUNITY PLANNING MEETING, 7 p.m. April 1, Lemont Public Library, 50 E. Wend Street, Lemont. Give input on the future of the library. Help us re-design and reorganize the building to meet current and future needs. Joe Huberty of Engberg Anderson Architects will lead an interactive presentation and discussion. Library Director Sandra Pointon and members of the Library Board will also be present to answer your questions. All opinions and ideas are encouraged. Information: www.lemontlibrary.org. WSI QUIZ NIGHT, 7 p.m. April 1, Quigley’s Irish Pub, 43 E. Jefferson St., Naperville. First Tuesday of the month. Information: www.quigleysirishpub.com or 630-428-4774. CHORUS OF DUPAGE, 7:30 p.m. April 1, Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church, 815 S. Washington St., Naperville. All-male barbershop chorus. Call Jerry Broz,

DARIEN SENIORS CLUB, 12 p.m. April 2, Darien Sportsplex, 451 Plainield Road, Darien. LADIES AID OF THE BOHEMIAN HOME, 1 p.m. April 2, Tabor Hills Pavilion, 1327 Crystal Ave., Naperville. Does not meet July, August or January. Board meeting, 11 a.m. $8 for noon lunch. Information: 630-322-8681. DOWNERS GROVE WOMAN’S CLUB, 1 p.m. April 2, First United Methodist Church, 1032 Maple Ave., Downers Grove. Meets September to April. Information: 630-969-2397. BINGO AT THE LITHUANIAN WORLD CENTER, 5:15 p.m. April 2, Lithuanian World Center, 14911 E 127th St., Lemont. A variety of pull-tabs are for sale, along with an early bird rafle starting at 5:15 p.m. Bingo and rafle 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. Information: call 630-257-8787. THE EASTER EXPERIENCE, 6 p.m. April 2, First Christian Church of Downers Grove, 801 63rd street, Downers Grove. Video Series exploring the background to Easter and what it means to us today. Includes light dinner and conversation with video presentation. Information: www. fccdg.org/feed-the-body---soul.html. FORGIVENESS, 7 p.m. April 2, Grace Church, Hinsdale, 120 E First Street, Hinsdale. Bishops from the Diocese of Chicago speak about Forgiveness in this the 4th of 6 lectures for the Lenten Season. Information: www. emmanuel-lagrange.org. DOWNERS GROVE TOASTMASTERS MEETING, 7 p.m. April 2, Downers Grove Village Hall, 801 Burlington Ave., Downers Grove. Information: 630-936-9625 or downersgrovetoastmasters.org.

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630-964-3139. DOWNERS GROVE CAMERA CLUB COMPETITION NIGHT, 7:30 p.m. April 1, Oak Trace Retirement Home, 200 Village Hall, Downers Grove. Meets on the irst Tuesday of every month October through May. Members bring in a variety of images for review. Information: davecuc@comcast.net or www.dgcameraclub.com. LIVE TEAM TRIVIA, 8 p.m. April 1, StoneHouse Pub, 103 Stephen St., Lemont. Prizes awarded to the top 3 teams. Information: 630-257-1300. OPEN MIC, 8:30 p.m. April 1, Mullen’s - Lisle, 3080 Warrenville Road, Lisle. Information: mullensbarandgrill.com/ lisle/index.php. Information: 630505-0240. TRIVIA NIGHT, 9 p.m. April 1, Ballydoyle in Downers Grove, 5157 Main Street, Downers Grove. Information: www. ballydoylepub.com.

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• GO GUIDE Continued from page 23 LISLE KIWANIS CLUB, 7:30 p.m. April 2, Lisle Hilton Hotel, Warrenville Road, Lisle. Information: www.kiwaniscluboflisle.org. LIVE TRIVIA, 8 p.m. April 2, Ellyn’s Tap and Grill, 940 E. Roosevelt Road, Glen Ellyn. Information: ellyns.com/ calender. OPEN MIC NIGHT, 8 p.m. April 2, Miss Kitty’s, 634 E. Ogden Ave., Naperville. Information: www.misskittyssaloon. com. OPEN MIC NITE, 8:30 p.m. April 2, Friendly Tap, 6733 W. Roosevelt Road, Berwyn. Information: www.friendlytap.net or 708-484-9794. OPEN MIC NIGHT, 9 p.m. April 2, Ballydoyle in Downers Grove, 5157 Main Street, Downers Grove. Play three songs or 15 minutes. Information: www.ballydoylepub.com.

APRIL 3 STORY TIME, 10:30 a.m. April 3, A Book Above Bookstore, 136 W. Vallette, #6, Elmhurst. Story Time for age 2 to 5. Information: 630-993-0133. KIWANIS CLUB OF WILLOWBROOK-BURR RIDGE, 12 p.m. April 3, Holiday Inn Willowbrook, 7800 Kingery Highway, Willowbrook. Infor-

mation: www.wbkiwanis.org. ACXIOMASTERS TOASTMASTERS, 12 p.m. April 3, Acxiom Corporation, 3333 S. Finley Road, Downers Grove. Information: call 630-944-4948. AN AFTERNOON WITH EMILY DICKINSON, 12 p.m. April 3, West Chicago Public Library District, 118 W. Washington Street, West Chicago. Performer Betsey Means brings to life this private, prolific, perhaps eccentric writer whose poems questioned the nature of immortality and death. Information: www.westchicago.lib.il.us. LOMBARD ROTARY CLUB, 12:15 p.m. April 3, Casey’s Restaurant, 415 E. North Ave., Lombard. Networking, fellowship and community service. Information: 630-627-0316 or LombardRotary.org. NOON ROTARY CLUB, 12:15 p.m. April 3, Wilder Mansion, 211 S Prospect Avenue, Elmhurst. Information: call 630-833-8771. BROADVIEW ROTARY CLUB, 12:15 p.m. April 3, Sawas Old Warsaw Restaurant, 9200 W. Cermak Road, Broadview. DOWNERS GROVE LEADS CLUB, 12:30 p.m. April 3, Stevens Restaurant, 2393 63rd St., Woodridge. Information: call 630-921-9720. THINK INSIDE THE BOX, 2 p.m. April 3, Bloomingdale Public Library, 101 Fairield Way, Bloomingdale. Explore, build, tumble and play with boxes of

all sizes. Build a house, a car, a maze. Information: www.mybpl.org. CRAFT TIME, 3 p.m. April 3, Bloomingdale Public Library, 101 Fairfield Way, Bloomingdale. All materials provided. Information: www.mybpl.org. FINE ARTS HALL OF FAME, 5:30 p.m. April 3, Nazareth Academy-La Grange Park, 1209 W. Ogden Ave., La Grange Park. Precedes the opening night of the Spring Musical, “Shrek.” Tickets are $25 and include reception, induction and performance. Cost: $25. Information: www.nazarethacademyalumni.org. LADIES NIGHT!, 6 p.m. April 3, Shark City, 2240 Bloomingdale Road, Glendale Heights. Information: www. sharkcity.biz/entertainment/events1. php. CUB SCOUT PACK 31 WEEKLY MEETINGS, 6:30 p.m. April 3, Concordia Lutheran Church, 3144 Home Ave., Berwyn. Boys ages 6 to 12. Information: call 708-484-9784. ANIME CLUB, 6:30 p.m. April 3, Bloomingdale Public Library, 101 Fairfield Way, Bloomingdale. Watch anime on the library’s big screen. No registration required. Information: www.mybpl.org. PUB BACKGAMMON CLUB, 6:45 p.m. April 3, Club Shotz, 720 E. North Ave., Carol Stream. For ages 21 and older. Cost: $10. “FIDDLER ON THE ROOF,” 7 p.m. April

3, Streamwood High School, 701 W. Schaumburg Road, Streamwood. Tickets in advance are $8 for students and $10 for adults. Tickets at the door are $8 for students and $10 for adults. Information: www.shsmusical. com. “SHREK,” 7 p.m. April 3, Nazareth Academy, 1209 W. Ogden Ave., La Grange Park. Cost: $18. Information: www. nazarethacademy.com. WEST SUBURBAN TOASTMASTERS, 7 p.m. April 3, La Grange Park Public Library, 555 N. La Grange Road, La Grange Park. Organization to teach communication, effective listening, evaluation and leadership skills. Information: 773-239-1152, pegggy46@ gmail.com or wsuburban.freetoasthost.org. LEMONT LIONS CLUB MEETING, 7 p.m. April 3, VFW Post 5819, 15780 New Ave., Lemont. Meets the irst and third Thursdays of the month, September through May. Information: www.lemontlions.org. “APPY” HOUR, 7 p.m. April 3, Clarendon Hills Public Library, 7 North Prospect Avenue, Clarendon Hills. Staff members will make those long lists of apps seem a little less overwhelming by sharing a few of the most helpful ones. Attendees will also have an opportunity to share information about their own favorite apps. Bring your phones, tablets, etc. and join us.

Registration: www.clarendonhillslibrary.org or 630-323-8188. SALES PROFESSIONALS OF ILLINOIS INC., 7:30 p.m. April 3, Pancake Delight House, 75th Street and Fairview Avenue, Darien. RIVERSIDE COMMUNITY BAND, 7:30 p.m. April 3, Riverside Township Hall, 27 Riverside Road, Riverside. Looking for players. No tryouts required. Information: call 708-386-1286. BOY SCOUT TROOP 60 MEETINGS, 7:30 p.m. April 3, Trinity Community Church, 7022 Riverside Drive, Berwyn. Information: 708-204-3761 or blittle3@ameritech.net. FAMILIES ANONYMOUS SUPPORT GROUP, 7:30 p.m. April 3, Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 4501 Main Street, Downers Grove. For people adversely affected by a loved one’s addiction to alcohol or drugs. Information: 630609-9971 or DownersFA@gmail.com. GLEN ELLYN PRESERVATION GROUP, 7:30 p.m. April 3, Faith Lutheran Church, 41 N. Park Blvd, Glen Ellyn. Use the northeastern building entrance. Information: 630-469-7924 or www.glenellynpreservation.org. BINGO WITH AMANDA, 8 p.m. April 3, Ballydoyle in Bloomingdale, 152 Stratford Drive, Bloomingdale. Information: www.ballydoylepub.com. KARAOKE NIGHT, 8 p.m. April 3, Sal’s Pizza Pub, 410 W. 22nd St., Lombard. Information: salspizzapub.com.

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Lemont’s Rachel Hall makes contact during a playoff game last spring. Hall is one of several returning players that will make Lemont a formidable team this season.

Loaded Lemont looking for more this season By SCOTT SCHMID

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sschmid@shawmedia.com LEMONT – Lemont’s softball team was just a couple of outs away from advancing to a Class 3A supersectional last spring. Now, with double-digit returners back in the fold, the Indians have thoughts of making even a deeper playoff run in 2014. “It’s exciting,” Lemont coach Chris Traina said. “Getting to the sectional championship game and having a lot of younger players who are now returning this year, they know the system and they know how it felt to get there.” Any talk about this year’s

Coach: Chris Traina Last year’s record: 25-7 Top players: Emily Durham sr. Karina Folliard jr. Rachel Hall sr. Lisa Jaworski jr.

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team must begin with shortstop Rylie Jay, who batted .584 with 13 doubles, 10 home runs, 43 runs scored and 51 RBIs last spring. “Rylie had an outstanding year for us [last year], and I believe she will continue moving forward from that point,” the coach said. “And I believe we

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have other players who will step up this year too. They are working hard, and they are ready for the challenge ahead of them.” Also returning in the infield is second baseman Maddie Vermejan (.340 average, 42 runs scored last year) and corner infielder Anna Smagacz

(.400 average). The outfield appears loaded with Rachel Hall (.400 average, 22 RBIs), Brianna Olkiewicz (.304 average), Lisa Jaworski (.308 average) and Karina Folliard (.457 average) all back in the fold. One half of the battery is set with catcher Lauren May, who hit .413 with 37 RBIs as a sophomore. The only possible question mark for Lemont is within the pitching circle, though the team has plenty of options. Last year’s No. 1 pitcher Carly Jaworski is now at Lewis University. The trio of Lauren Young, Emily Durham and Jessica Spinelli all have varsity expe-

rience and will shoulder the load. Young was 7-1 last year in 33 2-3 innings while Durham was 3-0. “We are still kind of waiting to see who will step up and take that No. 1 spot,” Traina said. “Right now, all of them are throwing well.” The Indians will look to defend their conference title and also will be challenged by a tough non-conference schedule, which includes a matchup against two-time defending state champion Glenbard South, the team that knocked them out of the playoffs last spring. “I’m really pleased with the determination they have now,” Traina said. “We just want to keep getting better.”


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Plenty of success for Lemont winter sports teams By SCOTT SCHMID sschmid@shawmedia.com Spring sports are already underway at Lemont, but before those sports hit full stride, it’s time to look back at some of the most memorable accomplishments LHS athletes had this winter, presented in no particular order.

1. Lemont cheer takes home title No. 4 The Lemont cheerleading team captured the fourth state title in program history after posting a score of 90.84 at the IHSA medium division state finals. The Indians, who last finished first in 2011, have now brought home a trophy in nine consecutive years. The squad also had the top score of 88.22 in the prelims. Seniors on the team were Madison Detres, Emily Durham, Gianna Letizia, Miranda Neumann, Rebecca Peraino, Kelsey Tate, Gianna Turek and Danielle Wohead.

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Lemont’s Mike Wisz dribbles downcourt in a game against Plainfield North this season. Wisz was the only with just one returning startreturning starter for the Indians, who hit their stride at the end of the season. er in Mike Wisz, Lemont’s

won his opening match before a pair of losses, while Kirkman dropped his first two matches. Berta and Kirkman, who are 2. Wrestling trio makes state both freshmen, finished with 29 wins on the season, while finals The trio of Jimmy Brennan, Brennan notched 41 victories. Egan Berta and Jake Kirkman 3. Girls bowling makes it back represented Lemont at the IHSA individual state wres- to state The Lemont girls bowling tling meet. Brennan, who previously had secured both re- team punched their ticket to gional and sectional titles, won the state meet for the first time two matches at state. Berta since 2008 after coming in as

the runner-up at the Morgan Park sectional. The Indians were led by individual champion Kyra Udziela, who posted a six-game score of 1,332. Once at state, the team finished 23rd in the prelims with a total of 5,262 pins. Individually, Udziela came in 52nd place, averaging a 200.3 per game.

ly did not qualify anyone out of the Downers Grove North swimming sectional, the team did set three school records at the event. Joe Ziebell’s time of 2:12.99 in the 200-yard individual medley and mark of 1:08.46 in the 100 breaststroke both set new school marks. The 200 freestyle relay of Jake Rangel, Evan Ganzer, Ziebell 4. Swimmers set records at and Bradley Bendle also broke sectional meet their own school record with a While Lemont ultimate- time of 1:39.33.

boys basketball team no doubt played its best basketball down the stretch of the 2013-14 season. One of the Indians’ best wins of the year came in late February when they knocked off a Thornton Fractional South team that was fighting for a conference title. With Wisz sidelined with an ankle injury, Luis Marquez topped the visitors with 16 points and 11 rebounds. Ryan Shereck scored 10 points, and Austen Gumber added eight points.

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Lemont girls track and field captures invite title Cassidy Nyenhuis, Dybcio, Claire Gagen and Bridget KunThe Lemont girls track kel won in 10:0.79. As for the field events, team won the title at its own invite Saturday, scoring 117 Emma O’Leary was first in points to outdistance run- the high jump while Desmond won both the pole vault and ner-up Providence (99). Jorie Dybcio emerged victo- the triple jump. rious in the 1,600-meter run after crossing the line in 5:25.96. BOYS TRACK Taylor Campos was secLemont scored 90 points ond in the 3,200 with a time of to finish as the runner-up to 12:21.50, and Gabby Voltarel Sandburg at the Indians’ inwas third. Jacque Desmond door invite Saturday. placed second in the 55 hurChristian Goushas won dles, and Ashley Mussallem the 55-meter dash in 6.78 secwas the runner-up in the 400. onds, beating out Ryan Cabot The 4 x 800 relay team of of Ridgewood by .01. Chris

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Thompson finished first in the 400 with a time of 53.22, and Eric Whatley won the 200 in 23.94. Matt Gagen placed second in the 3,200 with a clocking of 10:36.69, and Evan Ganzer was second in the 1,600 (5:11.10). Lemont’s 4 x 400 relay team of Thompson, Bobby Davis, Alec Chialidikas and Christian Goushas won in 3:49.92. In the field events, Edward Kostrubala and Nathan Palermo finished first and second, respectively, in the shot put. Joe Sciacca and Alex Micco were second and third in the pole vault.

BASEBALL Lemont picked up a pair of victories at the Jacksonville Tournament over the weekend. On Friday, the Indians beat Peoria Notre Dame 10-4 behind a 3-for-4 batting performance by Jake Terrazas, who had a triple, three runs scored and two RBIs. Mike Papierski had two doubles and three runs scored, and Eric Tucker went 2-for-3 with an RBI. Charlie Wright notched the win on the mound. A day later, Lemont beat

Ridgewood 10-1. Ryan Folliard was 2-for-3 with three RBIs and Terrazas, Papierski and Nick Wisz all had two hits. Sean Sublette allowed just one hit in three innings to record the win.

BOYS VOLLEYBALL Lemont opened the 2014 season with a 21-25, 25-21, 2523 win over Hinsdale South on Monday. Duhan Dominiak led the way with 12 kills, Edward Kostrubala produced eight kills, and Adam Strube finished with 16 assists.


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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK ILLINOIS COUNTY COUNTY, DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVISION BANK OF AMERICA, N.A, Plaintiff, -v.GREGORY J. VON ROX, KATHRYN R. VON ROX Defendants 12 CH 029792 511 LEDOCHOWSKI ST. 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 5, 2013, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on April 15, 2014, 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 511 LEDOCHOWSKI ST., Lemont, IL 60439 Property Index No. 22-20-442001-0000 VOL. 0062. The real estate is improved with a single family residence. The judgment amount was $242,489.72. 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 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: JOHNSON, BLUMBERG & ASSOCIATES, LLC, 230 W. Monroe Street, Suite #1125, Chicago, IL 60606, (312) 541-9710. Please refer to file number 12-2725. THE JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236-SALE

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LEGAL NOTICE/PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING VILLAGE OF LEMONT PLANNING & ZONING COMMISSION Notice is hereby given that the Lemont Planningoning Commission will conduct a Public Hearing on Wednesday, April 16, 2014, at 6:30 p.m. in the upstairs chamber room at Village Hall, 418 Main Street, Lemont, Illinois on the following matter:

LEGAL NOTICE / PUBLIC NOTICE LEMONT TOWNSHIP NOTIFICATION FOR 2014-2017 HIGHWAY SUPPLY RENTALS HIGHWAY MAINTENANCE SERVICES BIDS BIDS DUE BY: TIME: 10:00 AM DAY: APRIL 10, 2014

16548 New Ave. Annexation & Rezoning 2013-14 16548 New Ave., Lemont, IL 22-30-101-036-0000

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The purpose of the hearing is to consider an application made by Timothy White, president of 10970 Archer Ave. Inc., owner of approximately 8.43 acres of land located at 16548 New Ave. for annexation to the Village of Lemont and rezoning to the M-1 Light Manufacturing District, pursuant to the Unified Development Ordinance of the Village of Lemont. All interested persons are invited to attend the public hearing and will be given an opportunity to speak. All documents in connection with the above matter are on file with the Village of Lemont and are available for examination by interested persons by contacting the Planning & Economic Development Department at (630) 257-1595. __________________________________ Anthony Spinelli, Chairman Lemont Planning and Zoning Commission March 28, 2014 Lemont Suburban Life 7487

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ANNUAL TOWN MEETING

LEGAL NOTICE / PUBLIC NOTICE VILLAGE OF LEMONT EAST STREET WATER MAIN REPLACEMENT AT SHORT STREET

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN To the legal voters, residents of the Town of Lemont in the County of Cook and State of Illinois, that the Annual Town Meeting of said Town will take place on

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TIME AND PLACE OF OPENING OF BIDS: Sealed Proposals for the improvement described herein will be received at the office of the Village Clerk of the Village of Lemont, 418 Main Street, Lemont, Illinois, 60439 until 10:30 A.M., April 15, 2014 and will be publicly opened and read at that time.

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DESCRIPTION OF WORK: The proposed work is officially known as East Street Water Main Replacement at Short Street and consists of the construction of 8-inch water main in trench; pressure connections; hydrants; valve vaults; water service reconnections; pavement patching; and all appurtenant construction.

Being the second Tuesday of said month At the hour of 8:00 o'clock P.M. at

Lemont Township Office 1115 Warner, Lemont, IL For the transaction of the miscellaneous business of the said town; and after a Moderator having been elected, will proceed to hear and consider reports of officers, and decide on such measures as may, in pursuance of law, come before the meeting; and especially to consider and decide the following:

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Call to Order Pledge to the Flag Election of Moderator Compensation of Moderator ($25.00) Approval of Minutes (Annual meeting of April 16, 2013) Announcement of next annual meeting a. Tuesday April 14, 2015 - 8 PM b. Set time and place for next Annual Meeting Supervisor's Annual and Financial Report Authorize Disposal of Township Property Old Business New Business Adjournment

Dated: March 28, 2014 Barbara A. Buschman Town Clerk March 28, 2014 Lemont Suburban Life 7455

III. INSTRUCTIONS TO BIDDERS: A.

All work will be in conformance with the "Standard Specifications for Water and Sewer Main Construction in Illinois", dated 2014 and portions of the "Standard Specifications for Road and Bridge Construction", dated January 1, 2012 and the "Standard Specifications for the Design and Construction of Public Improvements and Private Site Improvements" in the Village of Lemont, latest edition, as amended.

B.

Plans and Proposal forms may be obtained from the Project Engineer, FRANK NOVOTNY & ASSOCIATES, INC., 825 Midway Drive, Willowbrook, Illinois, 60527, (630) 887-8640, for a non-refundable fee of $100.00. Proposal forms are non-transferable. Only those Proposals that have been obtained from, and with the approval of, Frank Novotny & Associates will be accepted at the bid opening.

C.

Only qualified Contractors who can furnish satisfactory proof that they have performed work of similar nature as Contractors will be entitled to receive Plans and submit Proposals. In order to meet this requirement, at the request of the Engineer, bidders will be required to submit a "Statement of Experience" consisting of a list of previous projects of similar nature in order to receive Plans. The Owner reserves the right to issue Bid Documents only to those Contractors deemed qualified.

D.

All Proposals must be accompanied by a Bank Cashier's Check, Bank Draft, Certified Check, or Bid Bond for not less than five percent (5%) of the total amount of the Bid, or as provided in the applicable sections of the "Standard Specifications".

E.

The Contractor will be required to pay Prevailing Wages in accordance with all applicable laws.

IV. AWARD CRITERIA AND REJECTION OF BIDS: The Village reserves the right to determine responsibility at the time of award, to reject any and all Proposals, to re-advertise the proposed improvements, and to waive technicalities. BY ORDER OF: PRESIDENT & BOARD OF TRUSTEES VILLAGE OF LEMONT Charlene M. Smollen, Clerk March 28, 2014 Lemont Suburban Life 7470


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LEGAL NOTICE / PUBLIC NOTICE LEMONT-BROMBEREK CSD 113A Notice is herby given by the Board of Education of Lemont-Bromberek Combined School District 113A located in Cook and DuPage Counties, that a public hearing shall be conducted in accordance with Section 17-1.5 of the Illinois School Code, on April 23, 2014, beginning after 7:00 p.m. at Old Quarry Middle School, 16100 127th Street, Lemont, IL 60439, to consider a waiver of the Limitation of Administrative Costs. Any person seeking information regarding the public hearing concerning said request may contact Ms. Barbara Germany, Business Manager at 630257-2286 during normal business hours, Monday through Friday. March 28, 2014 Lemont Suburban Life 7481

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LEGAL NOTICE / PUBLIC NOTICE VILLAGE OF LEMONT Warner Avenue Water Main Replacement - Phase 2: Peiffer Avenue to Norton Avenue

LEGAL NOTICE / PUBLIC NOTICE VILLAGE OF LEMONT Warner Avenue Water Main Replacement - Phase I: South of Weimer Avenue to Peiffer Avenue

I.

TIME AND PLACE OF OPENING OF BIDS: Sealed Proposals for the improvement described herein will be received at the office of the Village Clerk of the Village of Lemont, 418 Main Street, Lemont, Illinois, 60439 until 10:00 A.M., April 17, 2014 and will be publicly opened and read at that time.

I.

TIME AND PLACE OF OPENING OF BIDS: Sealed Proposals for the improvement described herein will be received at the office of the Village Clerk of the Village of Lemont, 418 Main Street, Lemont, Illinois, 60439 until 10:00 A.M., April 15, 2014 and will be publicly opened and read at that time.

II.

DESCRIPTION OF WORK: The proposed work is officially known as Warner Avenue Water Main Replacement - Phase 2: Peiffer Avenue to Norton Avenue and consists of 8-inch water main in trench; pressure connections; hydrants; water service reconnections; pavement removal; curb and gutter removal and replacement; and all appurtenant construction.

II.

DESCRIPTION OF WORK: The proposed work is officially known as Warner Avenue Water Main Replacement - Phase I: South of Weimer Avenue to Peiffer Avenue and consists of 8-inch water main in trench; pressure connections; hydrants; water service reconnections; pavement removal; hot-mix asphalt surfacing; and all appurtenant construction.

III.

INSTRUCTIONS TO BIDDERS:

III. INSTRUCTIONS TO BIDDERS:

A. All work will be in conformance with the "Standard Specifications for Water and Sewer Main Construction in Illinois", dated 2014 and portions of the "Standard Specifications for Road and Bridge Construction", dated January 1, 2012 and the "Standard Specifications for the Design and Construction of Public Improvements and Private Site Improvements" in the Village of Lemont, latest edition, as amended.

A.

All work will be in conformance with the "Standard Specifications for Water and Sewer Main Construction in Illinois", dated 2014 and portions of the "Standard Specifications for Road and Bridge Construction", dated January 1, 2012 and the "Standard Specifications for the Design and Construction of Public Improvements and Private Site Improvements" in the Village of Lemont, latest edition, as amended.

B. Plans and Proposal forms may be obtained from the Project Engineer, FRANK NOVOTNY & ASSOCIATES, INC., 825 Midway Drive, Willowbrook, Illinois, 60527, (630) 887-8640, for a non-refundable fee of $75.00.

B.

Plans and Proposal forms may be obtained from the Project Engineer, FRANK NOVOTNY & ASSOCIATES, INC., 825 Midway Drive, Willowbrook, Illinois, 60527, (630) 887-8640, for a non-refundable fee of $75.00.

Proposal forms are non-transferable. Only those Proposals that have been obtained from, and with the approval of, Frank Novotny & Associates will be accepted at the bid opening.

III.

Proposal forms are non-transferable. Only those Proposals that have been obtained from, and with the approval of, Frank Novotny & Associates will be accepted at the bid opening.

C. Only qualified Contractors who can furnish satisfactory proof that they have performed work of similar nature as Contractors will be entitled to receive Plans and submit Proposals. In order to meet this requirement, at the request of the Engineer, bidders will be required to submit a "Statement of Experience" consisting of a list of previous projects of similar nature in order to receive Plans. The Owner reserves the right to issue Bid Documents only to those Contractors deemed qualified.

C.

Only qualified Contractors who can furnish satisfactory proof that they have performed work of similar nature as Contractors will be entitled to receive Plans and submit Proposals. In order to meet this requirement, at the request of the Engineer, bidders will be required to submit a "Statement of Experience" consisting of a list of previous projects of similar nature in order to receive Plans. The Owner reserves the right to issue Bid Documents only to those Contractors deemed qualified.

D. All Proposals must be accompanied by a Bank Cashier's Check, Bank Draft, Certified Check, or Bid Bond for not less than five percent (5%) of the total amount of the Bid, or as provided in the applicable sections of the "Standard Specifications".

D.

All Proposals must be accompanied by a Bank Cashier's Check, Bank Draft, Certified Check, or Bid Bond for not less than five percent (5%) of the total amount of the Bid, or as provided in the applicable sections of the "Standard Specifications".

E. The Contractor will be required to pay Prevailing Wages in accordance with all applicable laws.

E.

The Contractor will be required to pay Prevailing Wages in accordance with all applicable laws.

AWARD CRITERIA AND REJECTION OF BIDS: The Village reserves the right to determine responsibility at the time of award, to reject any and all Proposals, to re-advertise the proposed improvements, and to waive technicalities.

IV. AWARD CRITERIA AND REJECTION OF BIDS: The Village reserves the right to determine responsibility at the time of award, to reject any and all Proposals, to re-advertise the proposed improvements, and to waive technicalities.

BY ORDER OF: PRESIDENT & BOARD OF TRUSTEES VILLAGE OF LEMONT

BY ORDER OF: PRESIDENT & BOARD OF TRUSTEES VILLAGE OF LEMONT

Charlene M. Smollen, Clerk

Charlene M. Smollen, Clerk March 28, 2014 Lemont Suburban Life 7467

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