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ABOVE: Lemont School District 113A bus driver Ray Zick – known as “Mr. Ray” to the students – is the last of the bus drivers to take a turn at the podium with other drivers to speak out against outsourcing their jobs. BELOW: District Director of Operations Pam Mazurek looks toward Lemont School District 113A bus drivers as she advocates against outsourcing their jobs.

News to your phone Visit shawurl.com/texts to sign up for news and weather text alerts from Suburban Life. the board was able to consider aspects other than finances. “When you’re family, you’ll do anything for family,” he said. “You’ll find a way to make it work.” Earlier in the meeting, drivers and parents, some with tears in their eyes, addressed the board on how the current drivers are invested in the community and go out of their way to make sure the students

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Bullwinkle, a district parent. District Director of Operations Pam Mazurek, who is retiring at the end of the school year, gave an emotional endorsement of the district drivers she oversees. She said that although the drivers were concerned about their jobs, they had not let it affect their work performance. “There’s not one driver here tonight who does not go above and beyond to ensure a safe ride for our students,” she said. Mazurek shared in the drivers’ joy over keeping their jobs and praised the board for being unanimous in their vote. get to and from school safely. busing, I really do think it’s a “That was impressive that “Considering I grew up in a great advantage have our own [the board] made the decision town where he had privatized busing system,” said Benton to keep the drivers,” she said.

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LEMONT – The District 113A Board of Education unanimously voted down a measure to have an outside company provide its busing services during a meeting Wednesday night. The board was weighing how much money it could save by outsourcing the service, which district bus drivers feared would mean a loss of their jobs. Board member Brian Bushnell spoke on behalf of the board before the vote. “One thing that we have all come to believe to be true is that the bus drivers are important to this community,” he said. He said that the district would have been able to save money by outsourcing but the drivers are enough of an asset that the board would like to keep them and try to figure out ways to save money with them. “We are willing to take that chance,” he said. Board president Cindy Kelly said the cost savings for contracting with First Student would have been $140,000 over three years. “We’re hoping we can work with drivers to get our costs down so we can have that same kind of savings,” she said. The drivers, who were in attendance to make a case for their jobs, expressed a combination of surprise and elation at the board’s decision. “We thought we were done as bus drivers,” Theresa Vejvoda said. Bus driver Ray Zick said the bus drivers and the district are like a family, which is why

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Board discusses revisions to housing plan By DAN FARNHAM dfarnham@shawmedia.com LEMONT – The Lemont Village Board will go ahead with a vote on a preliminary plan for a 19-lot housing development despite changes to the plan that did not meet some of the village’s previous conditions. The board discussed the development, which would be on the east end of Stony Brook Drive in Mayfair Estates, during its Committee of the Whole meeting Monday. Tempo Development Inc. has presented multiple proposals since July to the board and the Planning and Zoning Commission, while addressing

concerns about the density of the 19 lots on the 6.5 acres. The proposed lot size would be smaller than what is allowed by that area’s zoning, but the village has agreed that it is the most economically viable layout for the size of the area. The developer made enough accommodations in his plan that the board suggested voting on it during a December Committee of the Whole meeting. Lemont Planning and Economic Development Director Charity Jones said the developer went through preliminary engineering and some of the aspects did not meet the conditions the village had placed on the project. “The biggest one in our

view was the fact that the landscaping was not as originally proposed,” she said. “One of the reasons the board was considering the allowance of the reduced lot sizes was because he was doing all this landscaping.” The landscaping is along the eastern edge of the development, which borders Interstate 355 and serves as an aesthetic and sound buffer from the tollway. The tollway is limiting the size of the landscaping to a 15foot strip. Jones said none of the changes were enough to keep the project from moving forward but were enough that they needed to be presented to

the board first. The board will vote on the Planned Unit Development and annexing the property into the village at a meeting to be determined. • The board discussed items that will be voted on during the next meeting on May 12. The board will vote on whether to start the process to refund 2005 General Obligation Bonds it used to finance the public works facility. Village Administrator George Schafer said the village would be able to save money on its debt by taking advantage of lower interest rates. The board will also decide whether to make permanent a temporary parking restriction

on the east side of Eagle Crest Drive next to the Centennial Pool. The restriction would be during pool season from May 1 to October 1. • The board also discussed the future of its Channel 6 program. Through the PEG fees it collects on AT&T and Comcast cable bills, the village will purchase new video equipment for its volunteers. Schafer said they also considered acquiring a donated vehicle to use as a production van but decided it was too early to do so. “We’re at the infant stages of improving the Channel 6 program,” he said.

Lemont resident tracks down Slovenian roots By DAN FARNHAM dfarnham@shawmedia.com LEMONT – Lemont resident Lois Ryan went on a trip to Slovenia in September hoping to learn more about her grandmother, who had emigrated from there in 1909. In one day, she discovered not only her grandmother’s birth village, but relatives she did not know she had. Ryan was attending a conference for the Slovenian Genealogy Society International, which she joined last year.

“I’ve had a close relationship with my grandmother,” she said. “So, I wanted to trace my roots.” Ryan said that before arriving in Slovenia, she only knew that her grandmother, Mary Race, was born in a village called Rodik. Once in Slovenia, Ryan, along with her husband, Jim, traveled to Rodik to check on birth records. Although there were multiple people with her grandmother’s name born in that village the same year, they

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were able to determine the house her grandmother was born in based on stories from when her grandmother came to visit in the 1960s. The house and farm are still owned by the Race family and have been renovated into a country farm guest house. Ryan said the speed in which she found her relatives was surprising. “The thing was that of all those folks that were at the genealogical conference, I was the only to find the village [my grandmother was from], find the house she was born in and find my second cousins,” she said. She said the cousins were equally excited to meet her. “They were flabbergasted,” she said. “They were thrilled.”

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Water agency set to re-file suit By RYAN TERRELL rterrell@shawmedia.com The Northern Will County Water Agency is preparing to re-file its eminent domain suit to take control of the water pipeline owned by private utility American Lake Water Company. Four of the agency’s five member communities approved an ordinance that addresses “procedural” issues with the first lawsuit, according to agency attorney Jim Boan, clearing the way for the suit to be re-filed. Lemont and Romeoville approved the ordinances April 14 and April 16, respectively, while Bolingbrook and Homer Glen approved it Tuesday night. Woodridge was set to vote on

the ordinance Thursday night after press time, although the vote is essentially meaningless, as a majority of the member communities have already approved the ordinance, according to Jim Boan, the water agency’s lead attorney. “The statute only requires the majority of the agency,” Boan said. The ordinance allows each of the agency’s member towns to be listed as individual plaintiffs in the eminent domain suit. Previously, the suit listed only the agency’s name – an issue that could have been a potential legal argument for American Lake Water Company, according to Boan. The lawsuit attempts to take control of the 30-mile Bedford Park transmission line that

brings water from Bedford Park to the southwest suburbs, including the five towns in the agency, via eminent domain. Eminent domain gives power to government bodies to seize private property without owner’s consent. The mayors of the five agency towns contend that their ownership of the pipeline would result in lower water bills, though the agency has yet to propose how it can do that. The effort is in response to continued water rate hikes from Illinois American Water – a sister company of American Lake Water – that have brought the cost of water to “unprecedented levels,” according to the agency. Obtaining ownership of the pipeline from the privately owned water company would

“eliminate the profit motive inherent in private ownership,” the lawsuit states. IAW contends the agency has cost taxpayers “over $1 million” in growing legal costs and the company has challenged the water agency to present a business plan for water services that would result in lower rates. In a statement emailed to Suburban Life Media, IAW questioned the water agency’s accountability. “Eminent domain will continue to be a time-consuming, expensive process for all communities involved, as we have said for the past seven years. We continue to disagree with the course of action the agency has chosen to take because it’s not in the best interests or our customers,” the statement read.

Water agency approves budget The Northern Will County Water Agency met on April 7, approving an estimated $562,900 budget for May to December. The estimated expenditures are broken down per town: Bolingbrook: $442,940 (78.7 percent) Homer Glen: $115,653 (20.5 percent) Woodridge: $3,850 (.684 percent) Lemont: $332 (.059 percent) Romeoville: $123 (.022 percent) Source: Northern Will County Water Agency

13-year-old hits hole-in-one at Cog Hill By DAN FARNHAM dfarnham@shawmedia.com LEMONT – Many professional golfers and golfing enthusiasts have played at the Cog Hill Golf Course in Lemont, but not many can say they hit a hole-in-one there. Thirteen-year-old Matt Grasman of Lemont is now one of the few who can say he did. Matt hit his hole-in-one April 11 at the 140-yard 17th hole on Course 1. “I was very surprised,” he said. “I didn’t really notice that it went in at first. I had never gotten that close before.” Luckily, he had two friends playing with him to sign as witnesses for his golfing feat. Matt said he received a banner from the golf club to mark his achievement. His name can also be found on the Cog Hill website as the only person this year to hit a

About Matt Grasman Age: 13 School: Eighth grade at Old Quarry Middle School Dream course: Pebble Beach Favorite golfers: Jason Dufner and Bubba Watson hole-in-one at the course. Emma Houran was working at the pro shop the night Matt hit the hole-in-one. “When he came in, I thought that was pretty excellent for a boy his age,” she said. “Not too many men around here at any age get that.” Photo provided Matt said he usually plays Thirteen-year-old Matt Grasman of Lemont scored a hole -n-one April 11 at Cog Hill Golf Course. Cog Hill two or three times a week during the summer. Having already reached “I’ve always wanted to was something I always wantHe looks forward to being able to join the golf team at one golf milestone, Matt is shoot par or shoot under par,” ed to do. It was kind of on my he said. “But the hole-in-one bucket list.” Lemont High School next year. looking for new goals.

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Student nominated for state musical theater award By DAN FARNHAM

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dfarnham@shawmedia.com LEMONT – Benet Academy student and Lemont resident Frank Zabilka is competing against the best high school actors in the state at the Illinois High School Music Theater Awards competition today in Chicago. Zabilka is one of 12 finalists for best actor in leading role for his portrayal of Billy Lawler in “42nd Street” this spring at Benet. “I was super excited,” he said. “I almost didn’t think I was going to get nominated. It’s a very tight competition.” Benet musical director Brian Wand said each production only has a couple of roles that can be nominated for an award, and each school can submit one candidate in each category. Benet student Alex Oechsel was also nominated for best actress in a leading role from the same production. “Frank and Alex’s performances were so strong, so mov-

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Benet Academy student Frank Zabilka (left) of Lemont is a finalist for Illinois High School Music Theater Awards. ing and so fun to watch, there was no question [they were the ones to nominate],” Wand said. Zabilka said playing Billy Lawler required a strong combination of singing, dancing

and acting. “It was a very demanding and a very challenging role, but it is definitely one of my favorite roles I’ve performed,” he said.

sical Theater Awards in New York. He said he is nervous and excited about his auditions because it is a chance for him to make an impression on professional casting agents. Zabilka, who will be a musiPhoto provided best actor in a leading role at the cal theater major at Ball State University in the fall, said it is his dream to be a Broadway performer. Wand said Zabilka has poToday, Zabilka will compete in front of Chicago casting tential because he is willing to agents and theater profession- study and prepare for his roles. “I think that gives him a als to determine the winner, who will represent the state at head start over other people,” the National High School Mu- he said.

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Park Foundation lending a helping hand to community Spring has finally sprung after a long and harsh winter. As temperatures rise and Lemont residents slowly venture outdoors, it is a great time to rediscover the Lemont Park District and all of the great programs and amenities it offers our community. The nonprofit Lemont Park Foundation was COMMUNITY established for the purpose VOICE of improving, providing and Glenn expanding the Lemont Park Pasiewicz District’s parks, programs, facilities and resources to improve the quality of life for community residents. The Foundation is governed by volunteer citizens from the community. One of the goals of the Foundation is to help those in need through our Helping Hand Award Program. This program is designed to assist qualified applicants participate in a variety of Park District programs ranging from pre-school to youth classes to senior citizen wellness programs. As foundation president, nothing gives me more pleasure than being able to assist those that have fallen on hard times and knowing that our efforts can make the difference in a person’s life at any age. Along with our Helping Hand Program, the Park Foundation offers a Memorial Tree and Bench Program where friends and family can provide a unique dedication to loved ones by placing a tree or bench in one of the beautiful parks in the Lemont Park District. This historical dedication provides a lasting remembrance in honor of a loved one and enhances the meaning of a tree or bench to observers or park patrons. The Park Foundation raises funds and donations through a number of events including sponsoring the beer garden at the annual Park Districts’ Independence Day Extravaganza held on July 3 at Centennial Campus, our annual Golf Outing and other events throughout the year. To date, I am proud to say we have risen over $60,000 that has been distributed back into the community. Finally as a longtime resident of Lemont, I am extremely proud of the positive impact the LPF has had in the community and helping those families in need. If anyone is interested in joining, donating or assisting the Park Foundation, please contact the Lemont Park Foundation liaison, Carrie Dellamano, Sales and Marketing Director at the Lemont Park District, at 630-257-6787, extension 3012, or by email at carrie-dellamano@lemontparkdistrict.org.

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A helicopter lands near the railroad tracks along Main Street between Fourth Street and Wheeler Drive to transport a man who had fallen down an embankment on April 9.

A Tinley Park man’s life was saved thanks to quick work by the Lemont Police Department on April 9. The man was found at the bottom of an embankment after he had fell. If it weren’t for the timely and precise actions by Lemont police, this story may have not had a happy ending. Way to go! In the end, the savings weren’t worth the jobs potentially lost. The District 113A School Board made a good decision Wednesday to reject a proposal to outsource busing services. The board listened to the passionate pleas of the drivers and district parents, and your elected officials listened.

8STREET TALK Q: Which team are you more excited about in the playoffs: the Bulls or the Blackhawks? “Blackhawks. I’ve been playing hockey since I was 3.” Ross Purpura, Lemont Ryan Terrell, news editor rterrell@shawmedia.com 630-427-6252

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Unionizing college athletes How do other unionized employees at colleges and universities feel about football players and other athletes unionizing? I attended a large state university. The professors, the secretaries, the nurses at the university hospital, campus security personnel and custodians and maintenance personnel were all unionized. I’d like to know if they are happy that there are college athletes who want to join the fight for better conditions for workers? Or do they think these are a bunch of whining crybabies who, but for the fact they are good at sports, might not have been admitted to a specific school, let alone get free tuition, books and room and board?

Against sign changes I find it interesting that Downers Grove has made or is making businesses replace their signs because of the village sign ordinance of 2005. This is just another way for politicians to get money from businesses they don’t deserve. Making businesses change the size and location of their signs so they are smaller and set back further from the road is a joke. The existing signs seem to be fine for years and even decades but the brain trust behind this decision knows what is best as long as they can make money they do not deserve just because they can. Can’t some of these businesses file class action lawsuits against this ridiculous ordinance? Downers Grove has already lost two lawsuits from companies that did not agree with the revised sign regulations.

Truth about pensions I’d like to respond on the comment made by the person who wrote a position on state teacher pensions. They start off by saying Illinois teachers’ pensions are

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primarily funded by the taxpayers, which is largely inaccurate. I hope people will do their homework when they take a position on this stance. I thought that was the case as well until I became a teacher. I’ve been teaching for 10 years, and a good portion of my salary is contributed to the teachers’ pension fund that I’m a participant in. People are misinformed and that’s something that needs to be changed. Currently teachers can retire at the age of 55, but that is also being phased out. People need to understand that the political problems of our state are not the result of the teachers’ pensions issues, but they’re the result of mismanagement of our state tax dollars overall.

Clean up the mall It seems the new owners of the Yorktown Mall are not as concerned with cleanliness as were the old owners. When are the dirty floors in the food court, and the dusty footprints in the various construction sites going to be cleaned up? Under the previous ownership there was almost always someone cleaning the floors and dusting the fixtures. Not so much now! See SOUND OFF, page 16

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Scrambling for eggs Sunny skies draw big crowd to annual egg hunt

First- and second-graders collect eggs during DuPage Township’s fourth annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday at the DuPage Township Center. Jacob Reinhhold, 6, of Bolingbrook carefully chooses his prize during the Easter Egg Hunt.

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Apparently the only fiscally sane city representatives are DiAs a long-term resident of ane Gutenkauf and Michael Bram, Elmhurst, I am always out and who voted to have a referendum about in the town by car and for the citizens of Elmhurst to bicycle. It is my observation that ascertain if we want to fund a far too many drivers in Elmhurst questionable parking deck and are violating the Illinois law be on the hook for the $18 million banning the use of hand-held cost to pay for it. Comments cellphones while operating their from some of the aldermen were vehicles. I know occasionally that, “it was too far along to the paper cites someone who stop it.” Will these reps put their has been charged for illegal money on the line for this? Who cellphone use. I believe more do we blame if this project blows time ought to be invested by up? We now know that due to the Elmhurst Police in arresting home rule, the aldermen are not such drivers. It could be a great accountable to us and can ignore source of revenue, likely much a referendum. I say we vote all of more than that collected by all them and the mayor out of office. the efforts to enforce parking Do we build a larger highway just regulations. Additionally, I would to compensate for rush hour trafadd a vote of support to make fic? I don’t think so. I have never the fine for an initial violation had a problem parking downtown far more than a mere $75. Make and do not mind walking a block. it a minimum of, say, $500 and There are other questions that watch the behavior change! they do not answer. Why did the city purchase the land from a In support of Hot Dog Lady developer and why did they loan I was disturbed to read how him the money for the site in the Elmhurst’s City Council wastes first place? Real estate 101 says taxpayers’ time and money real estate developers should concerning why a citizen must take the risks and purchase the bow to corporate America. Paland – not the city. It is too risky. mela Uslander (The Hot Dog Lady) has to move her food cart Rethink lawn chemicals (her sole source of income) due I would beg everyone to rethink to corporate restaurants’ power their use of lawn chemicals. Acover an independent. The mayor cording to the EPA, “several has become totally transparent types of cancer, immuno-reand avoids the issue. Remember, sponse deficiencies, neurological every business large or small diseases and birth defects have brings in tax dollars. The Hot been associated with exposure to Dog Lady has become an icon in lawn chemicals.” Also of no small Elmhurst; during festivals, Cool account is their contamination Car Night, Art on the Park, etc. of the soil, air and groundwater What specific reason outside of along with the poisoning of birds, corporate greed should she be beneficial insects and other deprived of her location? The wildlife. These chemicals pose a rolling cart is within the state threat to ourselves, our kids, our requirements; her food is kept pets and our environment. And at the required temperature all for a dandelion-free lawn? and her clientele are everyday Let’s get our priorities straight people. What’s the beef? It and create cleaner, healthier seems some prefer politically neighborhoods.

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heroin. You use it once, and it pretty much owns you.” McLenighan emphasized the addictive nature of the drug, explaining how heroin dependency changes a user both mentally and physically. “It’s not a moral failure but a chronic disease,” McLenighan said. Treatment is a life-long process, and those who break the habit often are at the greatest risk of overdose, McLenighan said. Users develop a tolerance to opiates over time and require greater amounts to get high. Abstinence decreases that tolerance, and many users unknowingly overdose themselves during relapses, McLenighan said. Paige, a participant in Will County Drug Court, a county program aimed at helping abusers get and stay clean, experienced such a setback. After spending about six months in jail to get clean – a drug court requirement – Paige was moved into the women’s recovery center. She relapsed in drug court and overdosed for the first time. After another session in jail, she is back in recovery and scheduled to graduate from drug court in September. But getting help to those who need it is becoming increasing difficult. Stepping Stones, which has seen its state funding cut by 42 percent in the past six years, has a large waiting list. Private insurers are reluctant to provide treatment for users because drug abuse is classified as mental health problem rather than a medical problem, Burke said. Drug abuse cases usually are treated by psychiatrists rather than medical doctors. Office visit reimbursement costs can be up to 10 times higher because of the mental health classification, Burke said. Burke said there often is a stigma attached to providing drugs like methadone and Suboxone to recovering users. Many see such treatment as replacing one addiction with another, and patients often are treated with disdain by pharmacy staff, she said.


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Woman celebrates 90, still active in community By ED MCMENAMIN emcmenamin@shawmedia.com BOLINGBROOK – She’s traded golf and bowling for pinochle and dominos, but at almost 90 years old, if Mary Lou Shearhod’s has a secret for vitality and longevity, she insists she’s not keeping it from us. “I have no idea,” she said. “When my mother came from Europe and was raised on the farm, I look back, growing up we ate the proper way. She was used to giving us vegetables and meat and soup and stuff. I think I ate the right way. Yeah, I like a little desert here and there.” If it’s not diet, it might be her good humor, as evidenced by her book shelf. “I [have] a book called ‘How Not to Act Like a Little Old Lady,’ ” she said with a laugh near the end of the interview Thursday. “It said ‘don’t talk too much.’ But that’s hard.” She lives unassisted in the seven-bedroom Bolingbrook home she bought with her late husband in 1976. This month, she took her annual driving test. She passed, as she always does, but with a small perk – you don’t have to pay the test fee once you join the nonagenarian club. The Bolingbrook resident has been a fixture in Downers Grove philanthropy for years, notably as past president of the Advocate Good Samaritan Auxiliary, and she remains active at the First Presbyterian Church of DuPage, among other organizations. She will celebrate her 90th birthday May 3 at the First Presbyterian Church of DuPage, 180 N. Weber Road, Bolingbrook. Friends of Shearhod’s who would like to attend should RSVP with Jerry Hughes at 773-586-6193. Bolingbrook also bestowed an honor on Shearhod this month, with the mayor declaring her actual birthday, April 29, 2014, as Mary Lou Shearhod Day in an official proclamation. Shearhod was born April 29, 1924, in the West Englewood neighborhood of Chicago, and she explains the com-

About Mary Lou Shearhod AGE: 90 on April 29 TOWN: Bolingbrook Past and present organizations: Advocate Good Samaritan Auxilary, Downers Grove Women’s Club, First Presbyterian Church of DuPage

munity was a much different place. “It was old, but there was no crime,” Shearhod said. “(My friend and I) lived a mile apart. I’d walk home from her place at 10 o’clock at night and never be afraid.” Eventually, Shearhod and her husband, Rolland, relocated to a bungalow in Beverly and then Bolingbrook in 1976. When Rolland, a nonsmoker, succumbed to lung cancer in a matter of months in 1985, she took early retirement from Johnson & Johnson. The last 29 years have been filled with travel both near and far – she’s been to every state, in addition to trips to Russia, China, Japan, among other countries – and volunteer work throughout the Downers Grove area. In Downers Grove, she served as president of the Downers Grove Women’s Club in 1999 and again in 2008. She also was president of the Advocate Good Samaritan Auxiliary in 1990 and then turned around its Gingham Tree Resale Shop in 1991, more than doubling its sales, she said. Driver’s license intact, vision and hearing passing muster, Shearhod gets around town to church events and volunteer activities in her Chevrolet Impala. “Everybody treats me very nicely, in fact I didn’t catch on,” she said. “I just thought they were friendly. I’m 90 and they think they have to take care of me. I have everybody saying ‘I’ll pick you up.’ ”


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WHERE: 4100 Route 53, Lisle WHEN: Noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 26; 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 27 COST & INFO: Regular admission charged; 630-719-2468, mortonarb.org/ calendar ABOUT: The annual Arbor Day Plant Sale will sprout trees, fragrant shrubs, vegetables, ferns, ground covers and colorful perennials, all perfect for the Illinois climate. Plant Geniuses, a team of Arboretum employees, volunteers and master gardeners, will answer gardening questions. The sale showcases more than 300 types of plants and trees.

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‘SHOP FOR A CAUSE’ WHERE: St. Andrew’s Church, 1125 Franklin St., Downers Grove WHEN: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 26 COST & INFO: Varies; www.saintandrewschurch.net, 630968-9188 ABOUT: Women are offered a fun way to make a difference at “Shop for a Cause.” Proceeds will go to the Downers Grove Family Shelter, announced the sponsoring Women of St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church. There will be vendors such as Mary Kay, Pampered Chef, PartyLite and Tastefully Simple. Specialty vendors include J. R. Collectibles, Brapples, Kim’s Creative Cards and other lines. Raffle items and refreshments will be available.

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WHERE: Carriage Greens Country Club, 8700 Carriage Greens Drive, Darien WHEN: 11:30 a.m. Friday, May 2 COST & INFO: $50 at www.wimoh.org, 630-322-0187; raffles planned ABOUT: Hope’s Front Door, formerly the Walk-In Ministry of Hope, will present the Hands of Hope Luncheon, where a client will share her inspiring story. The group assists struggling neighbors in Downers Grove, Darien, Lisle, Westmont, Willowbrook and Woodridge with such basics as food, gasoline, train and bus passes, medicine and dental work.

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WHERE: Tivoli Theatre, 5021 Highland Ave., Downers Grove WHEN: 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 28 COST & INFO: $9 for nonmembers, $5 for members; 630-534-4528, www.afterhoursfilmsociety.com ABOUT: The After Hours Film Society will screen the documentary “Tim’s Vermeer” in which Tim Jenison, a digital visionary and inventor, tests a theory of how 17th century painter Vermeer achieved his photographic quality. The inventor is a friend of Penn Jillette, half of the magic team Penn & Teller. The other half, Teller, directed the film – a five-year project. On May 5, the society shows the documentary “Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me.”

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Hokkai lends spicy kick to the art of sushi GLEN ELLYN – Whether you’re a sushi connoisseur or still struggling to master your chopsticks, Hokkai has a dish for just about everyone. Tucked away in a Glen Ellyn shopping plaza, the restaurant is a hidden gem among the stores. At first blush, the restaurant appears fairly small, but the interior decor and ambiance provide the perfect setting for a modern and personal dining experience. The simple neon lighting that accents the walls of Hokkai allowed us to focus on the main attraction: the sushi. After being seated right away, my mom and I began to peruse the menu, discovering that deciding what to order was much harder than we’d anticipated. Hokkai’s menu could please anyone, thanks to selections ranging from a California Roll to a Spicy Tuna Salad. The restaurant also serves teriyaki chicken, beef and other cooked dishes for customers who may not be as adventurous or sushi adept. To start off, we ordered edamame and the Kani Salad, which consists of crabmeat with cucumber and a spicy mayo dressing. As we nibbled on the salted soybeans and salad, we decided on what to order next. It was the Angry Dragon Roll – a combination of shrimp tempura, avocado, spicy king crab and orange edamame sauce – that caught my mom’s eye. And as spicy and delicious as the roll tasted, it was the presentation we enjoyed the best. Individual sushi rolls form the body of a dragon, with an orange delicately carved to depict the head. The Pop Up Roll – my personal favorite – was just as tasty, and featured crabmeat, cucumber, avocado and spicy salmon on top. Knowing full well our stomachs were too stuffed for any more, we watched the different creations being

Hokkai n Where: 690 Roosevelt

Road, Pickwick Place shopping center, Glen Ellyn; another location is at 2425 W. 75th St., Darien n Hours: 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Monday to Thursday; 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; noon to 9 p.m. Sunday n Dress code: Casual n Info: 630-545-9933, www. hokkaimenu.com

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The Pop Up Roll gets artful with crabmeat, cucumber and avocado topped with spicy salmon.

The Angry Dragon Roll packs visual punch for a dish featuring shrimp tempura and avocado topped with spicy king crab and orange edamame sauce. served nearby, and decided an item to order next time will be the Volcano Roll. It’s a kicker with spicy mayo, spicy tuna, spicy salmon and avocado wrapped in soybean paper with chili sauce on top. However, it wasn’t the ingredients that initially caught our eye, it was the mini LED light surrounded by sushi that gave the impression the rolls were changing colors.

many times as they like; however, at the end of the meal, there can’t be any leftovers. Part of what made Hokkai such a pleasing experience was the staff who waited patiently for our order, pointed out popular menu items and consistently refilled our glasses. With its attentive service, delicious food and visual appeal, Hokkai is definitely a restaurant worth experiencing.

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“SALVAGE,” various times and dates through April 27, Mayslake Peabody Estate, 1717 W. 31 St., Oak Brook. Presented by First Folio Theatre. 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. GARDEN STORY TIME, 11 a.m. Fridays in April and May, The Morton Arboretum, 4100 Route 53, Lisle. Gather in the Children’s Garden amphitheater for story time and fun. Information: 630-968-0074 or www. mortonarb.org. TREE “ROOTS,” 11 a.m. Saturdays and Sundays in April, The Morton Arboretum, 4100 Route 53, Lisle. Play games, learn about trees, and plant your own tree seed to take home. Cost: Cover Charge. Information: 630968-0074 or www.mortonarb.org. BE A TREE, 1 p.m. weekdays in April, The Morton Arboretum, 4100 Route 53, Lisle. Prepare for Arbor Day by making terriic tree masks to take home. Information:630-968-0074 or www.mortonarb.org. “ANOTHER EVENING OF MONTY PYTHON’S FLYING CIRCUS,” Fridays to Sundays through April 27, Bolingbrook Performing Arts Center, 325 Briarcliff, Bolingbrook. Tribute to the timeless absurdity of all things Python. Tickets: $15. No performances on Easter weekend. Information: 630-908-2538 or www.tothbolingbrook.com.

APRIL 25 YOGA FOR ALL LEVELS, 9 a.m. April 25, Prairie Yoga, 4701 Auvergne Avenue, Lisle. Drop-in cost is $18. Information: www.prairieyoga.org. UNDERSTANDING MEDICARE, 9:30 a.m. April 25, Good Samaritan Health and Wellness Center, 3551 Highland Ave., Downers Grove. A 90-minute presentation involving an overview of Medicare Part A (Inpatient Coverage), Part B (physician and Outpatient Coverage), Part C (Medicare Advantage Plans), and the Medicare Prescription Drug Plan. Cost is $2. Registration required at 800-323-8622 (provide a registration code of 4S04). HINSDALE ROTARY CLUB, 12:15 p.m. April 25, The Community House, 415 W. Eighth St., Hinsdale. Information: 630-286-9541 or www.hinsdalerotary.org. TEEN MOVIE FRIDAY, 3 p.m. April 25, Fountaindale Public Library, 300 W. Briarcliff Road, Bolingbrook. All movies rated PG-13 and below. Contact the Vortex for movie title information. For grades 6-12. Information: www. fountaindale.org. AIDAN O’TOOLE, 5 p.m. April 25, Ballydoyle in Downers Grove, 5157 Main

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SOCIETY TO THROW KITTEN SHOWER WHERE: 22 N. Elm St., Hinsdale WHEN: 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, April 27 COST & INFO: Hinsdale Humane Society is about to host its irst Kitten Shower. Visitors can look forward to an afternoon of games, rafles, face painting, beverages and treats, plus other activities related to celebrating kittens and raising awareness about feline overpopulation. Attendance is free, but guests are asked to donate supplies to help care for kitties awaiting homes. Find a list of what items are needed, and view the kittens currently available for adoption at www.hinsdalehumanesociety.org/adopt/cats. St., Downers Grove. Irish favorites along with some current radio hits. Information: www.ballydoylepub. com. PUNCHES FOR PAWS, 6:30 p.m. April 25 and 8:30 a.m. April 26, Knockout Womens Boxing Club, 95 W 61st Street, Westmont. Two day boxing workout event to beneit the West Suburban Humane Society. First day is co-ed, second day is for women only. Pre-registration and $20 fee required. Information: www.knockoutwomensboxing.com. GROVE MASONIC LODGE 824, 6:30 p.m. April 25, 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. April 25, Fair Game, 5150 C Main St., Downers Grove. Information: www.fairgamestore.com. PAINT AND PLAY, 7 p.m. April 25, The Brigantine Gallery, 734 Ogden Ave., Downers Grove. Teachers will guide 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. April 25, Faith United Methodist Church, 5395 Westview Lane, Lisle. Every fourth Friday. Information: www.faithchurchlisle.org. 7TH ANNUAL SPRING FOR A CURE, 7 p.m. April 25, Meson Sabika, 1025 Aurora Ave., Naperville. Beneits the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Live music, art and live auction, steak and lobster dinner, along with a premium open bar. Prizes awarded for the most creative “Red Tie,” Tickets

are $125 per person or $1,000 for a table of 10. Registration: springforacure@hotmail.com or 630-440-7503. Information: mesonsabika.com. THE TRAGEDY AT THE LOOMIS STREET CROSSING, 7 p.m. April 25, Nichols Library, 200 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville. Chuck Spinner will give a PowerPoint presentation of the incident. A number of friends and family of individuals affected by the wreck will be present. Information: calendar. naperville-lib.org. LUCAS WILSON, 7 p.m. April 25, The Union, 129 W. Benton Ave, Naperville. Roots-based rocker. Cost: $5-$12. Information: www.theunionnetwork. com/eventdisplay.php?eventID=190. WE’RE WITH YOU, 7 p.m. April 25, Tailgaters Sports Bar & Grill, 431 W Boughton Road, Bolingbrook. Los Angeles-based Red NOT Chili Peppers joins a local tribute band to Green Day in a special beneit concert. JBar owner Bob Zalewski, will be donating proceeds and a generous portion of the bar sales to the Nelson family; Justin “Nelly” Nelson was diagnosed with stage 4 astrocytoma brain cancer. Cost: $30. Information: www. redhotchilipepperstribute.com or 630-679-1994. HIP HOP NIGHT, 8 p.m. April 25, Esteban’s Dining and Dancing, 1550 N. Route 59, Naperville. Information: www.estebansdiningdancing.com/ Dancing.html. “CABARET,” 8 p.m. April 25 and 26 and 2 p.m. April 27, Lincoln Center, 935 Maple Ave., Downers Grove. Clifford Bradshaw, a naïve American novelist, inds his way to the Berlin’s infamous Kit Kat Club and is drawn to its decadence. But how long can Cliff close his eyes to the reality of

1930’s Germany? Presented by the Grove Players. $20 for adults, $16 for seniors, and $13 for students. Information: www.groveplayers.org or 630-415-3682. JOHN IVAN, 8 p.m. April 25, City Gate Grille, 2020 Calamos Court, Naperville. Melodies from Sinatra to Beatles, Led Zep to White Ts, standards to bop, hillbilly to hymns and authentic Flamenco, Latin, Brazil and Mediterranean favorites. Information: www. citygategrille.com/naperville-nightlife.aspx or 630-718-1010. DAVID’S BAZAAR, 8:30 p.m. April 25, Shanahan’s Woodridge, 1999 W. 75th St., Woodridge. Veteran solo vocal-and-acoustic-guitar act from Woodridge. From the 50s to 2014 from the likes of artists such as Pearl Jam, R.E.M., Neil Young, Foo Fighters, Johnny Cash. Information: www. davidsbazaar.com. WAYNIAC SHOW KARAOKE, 10 p.m. April 25, Mullen’s - Lisle, 3080 Warrenville Road, Lisle. Information: 630-505-0240 or www.mullensbarandgrill.com/lisle/index.php.

APRIL 26 PANCAKE BREAKFAST, 8 a.m. April 26, Neuqua Valley High School, 2360 95th Street, Naperville. Proceeds beneit Loaves and Fishes and Shelter Box as well as other local and international causes. District 204 Music Department students will provide entertainment. Other activities and entertainment for children will also be provided. Cost is $5 for an individual meal or $15 for an entire family. Information: 630-428-6000.

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clarendonchiro.com. POETRY CAFE AND WORKSHOP WITH EILEEN FAVORITE, 3:30 p.m. April 27, Lemont Public Library, 50 E. Wend Street, Lemont. Eileen Favorite, author of “The Heroines,” will be leading a poetry writing workshop and hosting a book signing event after. Information: 630-257-6541 or lemontlibrary.org. DJ NIGHT, 8 p.m. April 27, Tailgaters Sports Bar & Grill, 431 W Boughton Road, Bolingbrook. Information: www. tailgatersgrill.com or 630-679-1994.

• GO GUIDE Continued from page 23 COMMUNITY VOLUNTEER WORKDAY, 8 a.m. April 26, Whalon Lake, 1490 Royce Road, Naperville. Assist with trail maintenance, brush clearing, rubbish removal, and wood chipping. Registration: 815-722-9387 or kmuentnich@fpdwc.org. Information: www.reconnectwithnature.org/information/communityworkday-2014.asp. THE DUPAGE HUMAN RACE/5K RUN/2 MILE WALK AND FUNDRAISER, 9 a.m. April 26, The Esplanade at Locust Point, 1901 Butterfield Road, Downers Grove. Organized by Giving Dupage. Pets welcome on the fitness walk. Registration: www.active.com/ donate/dupagehumanrace2014/ GEYFCS14. Information: geyfcs.org or 630-469-3040. NORTH CENTRAL COLLEGE VISITOR DAY, 9 a.m. April 26, Wentz Hall at North Central College, 171 East Chicago Ave., Naperville. Learn about academic choices, transfer admission process, transfer scholarships and financial aid, and tour the campus. Concludes with lunch at 12:15 p.m. Registration: 630-637-5800 or northcentralcollege.edu/transfer. EDIBLE GARDENING WORKSHOP SERIES, 9:30 a.m. April 26, 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. “HENRY AND MUDGE,” 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. April 26, North Central CollegePfeiffer Hall, 310 East Benton Ave, Naperville. Moving from the city to a new home in the country can be tough. Luckily, Henry’s got Mudge, a great big, canine buddy. Based on the best-selling series of books by Cynthia Rylant. Cost: $6-$12. Information: finearts.northcentralcollege.edu. SHOP FOR A CAUSE, 10 a.m. April 26, St. Andrews Church, 1125 Franklin St., Downers Grove. Benefits the Downers Grove Family Shelter. Information: 630-968-9188 or www.saintandrewschurch.net. SECRETS OF THE IDEAL KITCHEN, 10:30 a.m. April 26, Normandy Remodeling Design Showroom, 440 E Ogden Avenue, Hinsdale. Find ways to maximize your kitchen’s functionality. Registrtion: www.NormandyRemodeling.com/events or 630-455-5600. BOOK SIGNING, noon April 26, 28W726 Grommon Road, Naperville. Local author Karen L. Boncela just debuted her third book on Amazon. Information: kared8111@hotmail.com or www.karenlboncela.com. TRUNK SHOWS AT AURORA ROSE, 1 p.m. April 26, Aurora Rose, A Unique Boutique, 111 Stephen Street, Lemont. Local artisans introduce new products and take orders. Information:

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SHEAR FUN WHERE: Kline Creek Farm, 1N600 County Farm Road, West Chicago WHEN: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, April 26 and 27 COST & INFO: Free; 630-876-5900; www.dupageforest.org ABOUT: How wool goes from sheep to shop will be demonstrated at “Sheep Shearing” weekend. Among events, families will see how sheep lose their winter coats by modern and old-fashioned methods, including 100-year-old, hand-cranked shears. www.loveaurorarose.com. 1980S THEMED 25TH BIRTHDAY PARTY, 1 p.m. April 26, Indian Prairie Public Library, 401 Plainfield Road, Darien. Celebrate Indian Prairie Public Library’s 25th anniversary. Relive the 80s with music, videos, dance instruction (including “Thriller” and line dances), a photo booth with 80s props, games, crafts, and refreshments. Information: www.ippl.info or 630-887-8760. “TO CHASE A DREAM” AUTHORS BOOK-SIGNING, 2 p.m. April 26, Anderson’s Bookshop- Naperville, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville. Paul “Whitey” Kapsalis and Ted Gregory sign copies of “To Chase A Dream,” the story of Paul’s collegiate soccer journey. Information: www.tochaseadream.com. “NATE THE GREAT,” 2 p.m. April 26, Lisle Library District, 777 Front Street, Lisle. Join Nate the Great and his cast of friends as they set out to solve their neighborhood’s mysteries. All actors are members of the Children’s Theatre of Western Springs, where youth can participate and learn more about theatre and the performing arts. Information: www.lislelibrary.org. SALSA, 6 p.m. April 26, Esteban’s Dining and Dancing, 1550 N. Route 59, Naperville. Free entry with purchase of dinner entree from 6 to 9 p.m. With no dinner reservation $10 cover charge. Take a one-hour lesson with Cinnamon. Information: www.estebansdiningdancing.com/Dancing.html. NAPERVILLE CARES 11TH ANNUAL CUISINE FOR A CAUSE, 6:30 p.m. April 26, Navistar Corporate Headquarters, 2701 Navistar Drive, Lisle. Fundraising event featuring samples of dishes from more than 20 Naperville area restaurants, wine and beer tastings,

live entertainment and auctions. Individual tickets are $100 per person. Information: www.napervillecares.org or 630-369-0200. ROBERT CROWN CENTER HUNT FOR HEALTH, 6:30 p.m. April 26, Immanuel Hall, 302 S. Grant St., Hinsdale. Scavenger hunt through the streets of downtown Hinsdale. Teams of eight to 10 adults (participants must be 21 or older) will go on a whirlwind search for clues that have been strategically placed in landmarks and businesses throughout downtown Hinsdale. Information: https://rcche. ejoinme.org/huntforhealth2014. MOVIE SCREENING - “GENERATIONS IN SOLIDARITY,” 7 p.m. April 26, Downers Grove First United Methodist Church, 1032 Maple Avenue, Downers Grove. The 42-minute documentary explores the governmental and faith-community relationships between North and Central America over the past 25 years. Information dgfumc.org/solidarity, generationsinsolidarity.com or 630.968-7120. THE DAVE MASON BAND PRESENTS “DAVE MASON’S TRAFFIC JAM,” 8 p.m. April 26, Wentz Hall at North Central College, 171 East Chicago Ave., Naperville. Tickets are $45 and $35. Information: 630-637-7469 or northcentralcollege.edu/showtix. ACCORDING TO SARAH, 10 p.m. April 26, Mullen’s - Lisle, 3080 Warrenville Road, Lisle. Live music. Information: www.mullensbarandgrill.com or 630505-0240.

APRIL 27 7TH ANNUAL WALK THE WALK FOR AUTISM, 8:30 a.m. April 27, The Community House, 415 West Eighth

Street, Hinsdale. Walk three miles and show your support Charlie’s Gift Autism Center . Cost: $30. Information: www.thecommunityhouse.org. SPRING FLING AND VENDOR SHOW, noon April 27, Community United Methodist Church, 20 North Center Street, Naperville. Live music, shopping and crafting. Proceeds from the show benefit women and children around the world through UMW Missions. Information: 630-355-1483 or www.facebook.com/UMWSpringFling. HAT TRICK POETRY OPEN MIC, 12:30 p.m. April 27, Brewed Awakening, 19 W Quincy St., Westmont. Each poet who shows up with a bunch of their own poems will be invited to put a topic in a hat. When a topic or theme is drawn, anyone present who has a poem related to that topic will have a chance to read it. The $7 cover charge includes coffee and a snack. Information: 630-852-2233. INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN’S DAY, 1 p.m. April 27, Ranch View Elementary School, 1651 Ranchview Drive, Naperville. Parade of nations, performances in traditional costumes, exhibits, a magician, face painting, festivities, activities and gifts. Information: childrensdaychicago.org. ROYAL RAGAS, 3 p.m. April 27, North Central College, Pfeiffer Hall, 310 East Benton Ave, Naperville. Featuring celebrated Indian dancers and musicians of Chicagoland. Cost: $10-$15. Information: www.samskriti.com. GLUTEN FREE AWARENESS, 3:30 p.m. April 27, Lemon Tree Grocer, 5101 Mochel Road, Downers Grove. Dr. Anthony Surrusco as he shares information and personal experiences on the science of gluten and its impact on the body. Information: www.

LIFE LINE HEALTH SCREENING, 9 a.m. April 28, Pleasant Dale Park District, 7435 S. Wolf Road, Burr Ridge. Pre-registration required at 888-653-6450. Information: www. lifelinescreening.com. TOASTMASTERS CLUB NO. 7446, noon April 28, McDonald’s Corp. Headquarters, 2111 McDonald Drive, Oak Brook. Information: www.toastmasters.org. AUDITIONS FOR MONTY PYTHON’S “SPAMALOT,” 6 p.m. April 28 and 29, Theatre-on-the-Hill, 375 W. Briarcliff, Bolingbrook. This musical comedy is adapted from the 1975 ilm “Monty Python and the Holy Grail.” Prepare 16 bars of any song to be sung a capella; there will be a cold reading and short dance audition. Seeking a large cast, ages 12 and older, all genders. Information: tothauditions@ gmail.com,l 630-908-2538 or www. tothbolingbrook.com. DOWNERS GROVE ARTISTS’ GUILD, 7 p.m. April 28, Downers Grove Public Library, 1050 Curtiss St., Downers Grove. Meets September through May. Information: 630-963-5749 or 630-960-1200. AFTER HOURS FILM SOCIETY PRESENTS “TIM’S VERMEER,” 7:30 p.m. April 28, Tivoli Theatre, 5021 Highland Avenue, Downers Grove. Documentary focusing on Tim Jenison, a Texas-based inventor, as he attempts to solve one of the greatest mysteries in all art: How did 17th century Dutch master Johannes Vermeer paint so photo-realistically. Cost: $5-$9. Information: www.afterhoursfilmsociety. com or 630-968-0219. ACOUSTIC NIGHT, 8 p.m. April 28, Miss Kitty’s, 634 E. Ogden Ave., Naperville. Open to all acoustic musicians. Information: www.facebook.com/pages/ Miss-Kittys-Saloon. BAGS COMPETITION, 8 p.m. April 28, Ballydoyle in Downers Grove, 5157 Main Street, Downers Grove. Information: www.ballydoylepub.com/admin/ ecalendar.php.

APRIL 29 PINOCHLE CLUB, noon April 29, Lincoln Center, 935 Maple Ave., Downers Grove. Meets in Room 307. Information: 630-649-2116.


Berwyn. Boys ages 6 to 12. Information: 708-484-9784. LEMONT LIONS CLUB MEETING, 7 p.m. May 1, VFW Post 5819, 15780 New Ave., Lemont. Meets the irst and third Thursdays of the month, September through May. Information: www.lemontlions.org. BENET SPRING PLAY PRODUCTION, 7 p.m. May 1, Benet Academy-Lisle, 2200 Maple Ave., Lisle. Information: www.benet.org. NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER SERVICE, 7 p.m. May 1, St. John Lutheran Church, 7214 South Cass Avenue, Darien. The theme will be “’This Is What We Are Baptized For “ A reception of light refreshments will follow. Information: www.sjlcdarien.org or 630-969-7987. A VISIT WITH PHILIP CAPUTO, 7 p.m. May 1, Ashton Place, 341 75th Street,, Willowbrook. Meet Philip Caputo, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of “The Longest Road: Overland in Search of America, from Key West to the Arctic Ocean.” Registration: www. thebigread.org. “THE PAJAMA GAME,” 7 p.m. May 1, Downers Grove South High School, 1436 Norfolk Street, Downers Grove. Musical theater. Adults $8, Student/ Seniors $7. Information: south.csd99. org. BOY SCOUT TROOP 60 MEETINGS, 7:30 p.m. May 1, Trinity Community Church, 7022 Riverside Drive, Berwyn. Information: 708-204-3761 or blittle3@ameritech.net. TRIVIA NIGHT, 7:30 p.m. May 1, DJ’s Sports Bar, 222 E. Chicago Ave., Westmont. Win a $25 or $10 gift card. Information: www.djswestmont.com. THE PETE ELLMAN BIG BAND (N.F.P.), 8 p.m. May 1, Mullen’s - Lisle, 3080 Warrenville Road, Lisle. Information: 630-505-0240 or www.mullensbarandgrill.com. BACHATA THURSDAYS, 8 p.m. May 1, Esteban’s Dining and Dancing, 1550 N. Route 59, Naperville. Take a one-hour lesson with DJ Gaston at 8 p.m. At 9 p.m., show off your moves with open dancing. Information: www.estebansdiningdancing.com/Dancing.html. KITTY-OKE, 8 p.m. May 1, Miss Kitty’s, 634 E. Ogden Ave., Naperville. Information: www.facebook.com/pages/ Miss-Kittys-Saloon. OPEN MIC BLUES BLUES JAM, 8:30 p.m. May 1, Harlem Avenue Lounge, 3701 S. Harlem, Berwyn. Blues musicians both professional and not. Musicians please sign in. Information: www.harlemavenuelounge.com or 708-484-3610. RICK SHERRY AND JON WILLIAMS, 8:30 p.m. May 1, Friendly Tap, 6733 W. Roosevelt Road, Berwyn. Information: www.friendlytap.net or 708-4849794. THE MARSHALL TUCKER BAND, 10 p.m. May 1, Tailgaters Sports Bar & Grill, 431 W Boughton Road, Bolingbrook. Live music. Information: www.tailgatersgrill.com or 630-679-1994.

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LEMONT-HOMER GLEN ROTARY, noon April 29, Rufled Feathers, 1 Pete Dye Drive, Lemont. Information: 630-2579063. WOODRIDGE ROTARY CLUB, noon April 29, Seven Bridges Golf Club, 1 Mulligan Drive, Woodridge. Information: 630-960-5417 or www.woodridgerotary.org. ROTARY CLUB OF DARIEN, 12:15 p.m. April 29, Argonne National Lab Guest House, 9700 Cass Avenue, Darien. Guests must pre-register. Information: 630-434-5075 or www. darienrotaryclub.org. HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONS CAREER DAY, 4 p.m. April 29, Midwestern University, 555 31st Street, Downers Grove. Learn about the education Photo provided necessary to succeed in a variety of healthcare career. Information: FOLK TO FLAMENCO www.midwestern.edu/dgcareerday. WHERE: Maple Street Chapel, 220 S. Main St., Lombard WHEN: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 26 DONOR APPRECIATION EVENT, 5:30 COST & INFO: $15 tickets can be purchased at the door or reserved in advance at www.maplestreetchapel.org, 630-627p.m. April 29, Bella Familia, 300 E. 5th 0171; www.patchouli.net Avenue, Naperville. Event is to thank ABOUT: National touring guitar duo Patchouli stars master guitarist Bruce Hecksel and Julie Patchouli, known for her crystalthose who have made a donation to line voice and dynamic percussive guitar playing. The duo’s instrumental guitar project “Terra Guitarra – Dragonly” has been Little Friends. Space is limited and in the Top 5 of 100 albums on the ZMR world music radio charts. RSVPs are required. Light appetizers will be served. Information: 630-3556533 or www.littlefriendsinc.org. Church, 1032 Maple Ave., Downers should bring a crochet needle (size Friendly Tap, 6733 W. Roosevelt Road, NORTH CENTRAL COLLEGE PRESENTS Grove. Information: 630-969-2397. 8, 9, or 10) and some medium weight Berwyn. Information: www.friendlyTHE CHAMBER SINGERS “METAKNEE PAIN? WANT TO AVOID KNEE yarn. Information: 708-652-8084 or tap.net or 708-484-9794. MORPHOSIS,” 7:30 p.m. April 29, SURGERY?, 1 p.m. April 30, Arthritica www.cicerolibrary.org. TRIVIA NIGHT, 8:30 p.m. April 30, MulWentz Hall at North Central College, Health Solutions, 201 E. Ogden Ave. YOU GOTTA KEEP DANCIN’ SERIES, len’s - Lisle, 3080 Warrenville Road, 171 East Chicago Ave., Naperville. Suite 106, Hinsdale. Learn about a 7 p.m. April 30, Downers Grove Lisle. Information: www.mullensbaCost: $3-$5. Information: northcennew non-surgical treatment for knee Community Church, 6600 Fairview, randgrill.com or 630-505-0240. tralcollege.edu/showtix. arthritis. Information: www.arthriticaDowners Grove. The Rev. Howard OPEN MIC NIGHT, 9 p.m. April 30, BalLIVE TEAM TRIVIA, 8 p.m. April 29, health.com. Hoekstra will lead discussion of the lydoyle in Downers Grove, 5157 Main StoneHouse Pub, 103 Stephen St., UNITED STATES UNDER REPAIR, 2:15 book, “You Gotta Keep Dancin’” to Street, Downers Grove. Play three Lemont. Prizes to the top three p.m. April 30, Benedictine University assist people in the midst of pain. songs or 15 minutes. Information: teams. Information: 630-257-1300. Center for Lifelong Learning, 1832 Information: www.dgcc.org. www.ballydoylepub.com. KARAOKE, 8 p.m. April 29, Tailgaters Centre Point Circle, Naperville. The ADHD EFFECTIVE DRUG-FREE TREATSports Bar & Grill, 431 W Boughton national debt topped $17 trillion for MENT, 7 p.m. April 30, BrainShape MAY 1 Road, Bolingbrook. Information: www. the irst time and is growing. How Center for Brain & Body Excellence, tailgatersgrill.com/events or 630-679did we get here? The class will focus 201 E. Ogden Ave. Suite 106, Hinsdale. BUILDING A PASSION FOR HEALTHY 1994. on the top issues, their ramiications Learn the signiicance of primitive reLIVING - NEF’S ANNUAL SPRING OPEN MIC, 8:30 p.m. April 29, Mullen’s if left broken, and what we can do lexes, brain timing, and bionutrients BREAKFAST, 7 a.m. May 1, Bobaks - Lisle, 3080 Warrenville Road, Lisle. to repair it. Cost: $48. Information: to achieve optimal health. RegisSignature Events at Seven Bridges, Information: 630-505-0240 or www. www.ben.edu/CLL. tration: 630-568-3722. Information: 6440 Double Eagle Drive, Woodridge. mullensbarandgrill.com. ROTARY CLUB OF NAPERVILLE/ www.brainshapecenter.com. Celebrating NEF funded programs TRIVIA NIGHT, 9 p.m. April 29, BallyDOWNTOWN MEETING, 4:44 p.m. DROP-IN BASKETBALL, 7:30 p.m. April focused on “healthy living’ and their doyle in Downers Grove, 5157 Main April 30, Hugo’s Frog Bar, 55 S Main 30, Liberty Cultural Center, 6445 W. direct inluence on the students, St., Downers Grove. Information: St., Naperville. First guest visit is 27th Place, Berwyn. For adults (age teachers and parents of Naperville www.ballydoylepub.com. complimentary. All subsequent visits 18 and older). Cost: $4. Information: School District 203. Cost: $75. Resercome with a guest fee of $20 to cover berwynparks.org. vations: www.nef203.org. APRIL 30 beverages and light refreshments. NORTH RIVERSIDE GARDEN CLUB, 7:30 MACNEAL STROKE AWARENESS FAIR, 9 Information: rcndowntown.com. p.m. April 30, North Riverside Village a.m. May 1, MacNeal Stroke Awareness WEDNESDAY WALKING CLUB, 8 to 9 BINGO AT THE LITHUANIAN WORLD Hall, 2401 S. Des Plaines Ave., North Fair, 3249 S. Oak Park Ave., Berwyn. a.m. April 30, Naper Settlement, 523 CENTER, 5:15 p.m. April 30, LithuaRiverside. Information: 708-442-5515. Free. Blood pressure measurement S. Webster St., Naperville. Through nian World Center, 14911 E 127th St., LISLE KIWANIS CLUB, 7:30 p.m. April and stroke risk factor assessment will Oct. 29. Choose your route through Lemont. Early bird rafle starting at 30, Lisle Hilton Hotel, Warrenville be provided. Light refreshments and the museum grounds. Sign in at the 5:15 p.m. Bingo and rafle begin at Road, Lisle. Information: www.kiwanprizes will be provided. Information: Pre-Emption House Tavern, log your 6:45 p.m., with payouts ranging from isclubolisle.org. www.macneal.com. minutes and then enjoy a healthy $100 to $500. Information: 630-257OPEN MIC NIGHT, 8 p.m. April 30, Miss ACXIOMASTERS TOASTMASTERS, treat. Registration and information: 8787. Kitty’s, 634 E. Ogden Ave., Naperville. noon May 1, Acxiom Corporation, 630-420-6010 or www.napersettleDOWNERS GROVE TOASTMASTERS Information: www.misskittyssaloon. 3333 S. Finley Road, Downers Grove. ment.com. MEETING, 7 p.m. April 30, Downers com. Information: 630-944-4948. LADIES AID OF THE BOHEMIAN HOME, Grove Village Hall, 801 Burlington NORTH CENTRAL COLLEGE PRESENTS LA GRANGE KIWANIS CLUB, noon May 1 p.m. April 30, Tabor Hills Pavilion, Ave., Downers Grove. Information: CONCERT WINDS ENSEMBLE, 8 p.m. 1, Park District of La Grange, 536 E. 1327 Crystal Ave., Naperville. Board 630-936-9625 or downersgrovetoastApril 30, Wentz Hall at North Central Ave., La Grange. Information: 708meeting, 11 a.m. $8 for noon lunch. masters.org. College, 171 East Chicago Ave., 352-2992. Information: 630-322-8681. CROCHET CLASS & CIRCLE, 7 p.m. Naperville. Cost: $3-$5. Information: CUB SCOUT PACK 31 WEEKLY MEETDOWNERS GROVE WOMAN’S CLUB, 1 April 30, Cicero Public Library, 5225 northcentralcollege.edu/showtix. INGS, 6:30 p.m. May 1, Concordia p.m. April 30, First United Methodist W. Cermak Road, Cicero. Beginners OPEN MIC NITE, 8:30 p.m. April 30, Lutheran Church, 3144 Home Ave.,


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Lemont goalkeeper Kelly Fritz throws the ball up the field April 15 against Oak Lawn. Fritz recorded a shutout Tuesday in the Indians’ 5-0 win against Evergreen Park.

Still rolling By SCOTT SCHMID sschmid@shawmedia.com LEMONT – For a Lemont girls soccer team that has state title aspirations, one wouldn’t blame the Indians for possibly looking ahead. But so far this season, complacency hasn’t been an issue at all. Lemont ran its unbeaten streak to begin the season to nine matches with a 5-0 win against Evergreen Park on Tuesday. Kim Jerantowski netted a hat trick to lead the offense for the Indians, who improved to

Lemont soccer continues hot start in win against Evergreen Park

goalkeeper Kelly Fritz recorded her eighth shutout of the young season with the help of a strong defensive effort. LEMONT TOP PERFORMERS “We are defending well as • Kim Jerantowski: 3 goals a unit and the saves Kelly has • Aleksandra Mihailovic: 1 goal had to make, she has made,” Prangen said. “And Kelly also • Joy Drassler: 1 goal does a great job keeping people’s heads in the right place.” Heading into Tuesday’s game, Lemont was coming 8-0-1. “I thought the first goal off a 1-0 win against Downers we scored was of really good Grove South on Saturday as quality,” Lemont coach Rick Jerantowski scored the lone Prangen said. “We had four or goal on a penalty kick that was five one-touch passes before drawn by Aleksandra Mihaigoing into the back of the net.” lovic. “It was a good win,” the At the other end of the field,

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coach said. “That was a nice, hard game for us. We had a couple of chances to make it 2-0, but we didn’t take advantage. They [DGS] were dangerous at times, but I thought we did a good job defending them. “Saturday’s game was playoff-like in nature where every challenge meant something. We still have room for improvement, but that was a good game for us.” As far how he would sum up the first part of the season, Prangen said it has been pretty up and down. “Our first four or five games were on the football field at the

high school,” he said of playing on the synthetic turf surface. “The spring season is always hard, but this year it’s been brutal. It is tough to train for a month without any games. We are still figuring things out in terms of what we need to do, but slowly but surely, we are getting better.” After taking on Downers Grove North on Thursday, Lemont returns to action on Saturday with a home game against Lincoln-Way West. South Suburban Conference matchups with the Thornton Fractional co-op and Richards are on tap next week.


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Sublette helps Lemont respond to first loss By SCOTT SCHMID sschmid@shawmedia.com LEMONT – Lemont’s Ryan Sublette got the opportunity to make his first varsity start on the mound Tuesday. The freshman right-hander certainly didn’t disappoint. Striking out eight of the last nine batters he faced, Sublette allowed just one hit in his six innings of work during Lemont’s 9-0 win over Tinley Park. “We were looking forward to seeing him,” said Lemont assistant coach Chris Hardy, who was filling in for absent head coach Brian Storako. “He’s done a great job at the sophomore level. We have a lot of games this week and this was an opportunity [for him] to come help us. “He’s a talented kid and we are looking forward to having him for the next four years.” Sublette finished with 10 strikeouts and just one walk. “He’s got nice zip on the fastball,” Hardy said, “and with the best catcher [Mike Papierski] in the state behind the plate, he wasn’t afraid to throw his curveball in any situation.” A first inning RBI single by Nick Wisz proved to be the only offensive support Sublette needed. Wisz drove in another run in the second with a hit. Eric Tucker provided an RBI single in the third and Mike Wisz and Jake Terrazas drove in runs in the fifth. Papierski added a solo homer an inning later. “We moved Nick up in the order to the two-spot and it

Lemont leaders (through April 22) BATTING • Mike Wisz: .435 BA, 12 RBI, 10 R • Mike Papierski: .421 BA, 12 RBI, 13 R • Eric Tucker: .333 BA, 8 R PITCHING • Garrett Action: 2-0 W-L, 25 IP, 1.68 ERA • Charlie Wright: 3-0 W-L, 2 SV, 1.16 ERA • Austin Tittle: 13.1 IP, 0.53 ERA • Jake Latz: 2-0 W-L, 11 IP, 23 SO

worked,” Hardy said. “He’s been hitting the ball well most of the year.” Lemont was coming off its first loss of the season, a 4-3 defeat to Lincoln-Way North in 10 innings on Saturday. The Indians were held to five hits with Papierski notching two of them. Garrett Acton pitched well in 61/3 innings. “It was a great battle between two very good pitchers,” Hardy said. “It was a back and forth game.” A day before the 10-inning loss, the Indians beat Sandburg 1-0 behind a 14-strikeout performance from Jake Latz, who allowed just four hits in a complete-game effort. Mike Wisz drove in the lone run. On April 17, the squad beat Shepard 4-1 in eight innings. Austin Tittle threw 61/3 innings on the mound and struck out five, Mike Wisz had three hits and Tucker contributed two hits and two RBIs.

Lemont pitcher Jessica Spinelli delivers a pitch during Tuesday’s game against Hillcrest. Scott Schmid - sschmid@shawmedia.com

Lemont gets comfortable win By SCOTT SCHMID sschmid@shawmedia.com LEMONT – In the midst of a season that has been filled with a litany of close games so far, Lemont’s softball team got to take a bit of a breather Tuesday. Jumping out to an early 6-0 lead, coach Chris Traina was able to play her entire roster in an eventual 11-1, five-inning win against Hillcrest. “It’s always nice to play everybody,” Traina said, “and we have confidence in all of them.” Rylie Jay had an RBI single in the opening inning before Lauren May followed with an two-run double. Jay added a two-run homer in the second, May and Elaina Latz contributed run-scoring hits in the fourth, and Maddy Vermejan drove in Autumn Rita with the final run in the fifth inning after Rita tripled.

Lemont 11 Hillcrest 1 LEMONT TOP PERFORMERS • Rylie Jay: 2-for-2, HR, 3 RBI • Lauren May: 2-for-3, 2B, 3 RBI • Emily Durham: 2 IP, 3 SO “Our bats are coming around, but there are little things we’ve got to keep working on,” Traina said. “As I keep saying, this group has a lot of fight. Even if we are down, they keep coming back.” Traina continued to use a pitching-by-committee approach against Hillcrest as Emily Durham started and tossed two frames before Jessica Spinelli came on in relief. In Monday’s 16-6 win against Argo, Lauren Young got the starting nod and Spinelli closed out the contest. “The best way of saying it

is if someone isn’t on, somebody else will step in and help the team out,” the coach said. “All of them have started at different times and all of them have come on in relief at different times.” In the five-inning victory against Argo, Vermejan was 3-for-3 with a home run and four RBIs, and Jay added three hits and four RBIs. On April 17, the Indians beat 2013 Class 3A third-place finisher Tinley Park, 5-4, as May was 3-for-3 with an RBI. Lemont, which entered Thursday’s game against TF North with a 12-4 record, will play Evergreen Park in a make-up game today before traveling to Plainfield South for a 10 a.m. matchup Saturday. “We definitely want to keep working on things,” Traina said, “We never want to be satisfied. These girls are willing to work to get better.”

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Lemont girls win title at own track and field invitational Jacque Desmond (pole vault). The 4x200 relay team of Lemont’s girls track team Maddy Stapleton, Grace Kunwon its own invitational April kel, Amanda Timm and Gerda Simkeviciute was a winner, as 17 with 231 points. Monique Devitt won both was the 4x800 quartet of Cassithe shot put and the discus dy Nyenhuis, Dybcio, Taylor while Viktorija Marmaite came Campos and Kunkel. in first place in both the long jump and triple jump. BOYS TRACK Other winners were Jorie Scoring 186 points, Lemont Dybcio (1,600-meter run), came in as the runner-up at Emma O’Leary (high jump) and the invite it hosted on April 17.

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Eric Whatley placed first in the 200-meter dash and Chris Thompson won the 400. Jaron Fay and Bobby Davis were first and second, respectively, in the 110 hurdles, and Matt Gagen was second in the 3,200. The 4x100 relay team of Mike Petruzzi, Whatley, Thompson and Christian Goushas finished in second place. In the field events, Edward Kostrubala (discus), Connor

Koehler (high jump) and Alex iel Burner, Juan Diaz-Sanin Micco (triple jump) all placed and Ace Matthews, and Aussecond. tin Economos and Jeff Mason nearly matched that feat, dropping only four games total. BOYS TENNIS On April 16, the squad deLemont improved to 7-2 on the spring with a 5-0 win feated Plainfield South. Urban, Longi and Jack Hopkins won against Shepard on Tuesday. Nick Urban and Faraz Lon- in singles, and the doubles gi combined to lose just one teams of Diaz-Sanin and Matthews, Economos and Mason game in singles action. The three doubles teams and Will Totura and Radomir of Joe Ziebell and Nathan- Fugiel were also winners.


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Clerk at Plaintiff's Attorney, The Wirbicki Law Group, 33 West MonBRANSON, MO - CONDO FSBO, 2 BR / 2 BA, Grnd Flr. FULLY roe Street, Chicago, Illinois 60603. Furn. In-ground pool. 1100 sq ft. (312) 360-9455 W11-2683. INTERCOUNTY JUDICIAL SALES $130,000. 219-775-2979 CORPORATION Selling Officer, (312) 444-1122 I600389 April 18, 25, May 2, 2014 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK ILLINOIS COUNTY IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVI- COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY SION BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVIPlaintiff, SION CITIMORTGAGE, INC. vs. Plaintiff, NORMAN ROY; CHERYL A. ROY -v.A/K/A CHERYL ROY; STATE BANK DOROTHY HERRERA A/K/A OF COUNTRYSIDE; UNKNOWN DOROTHY J. HERRERA, KARI MURHEIRS AND LEGATEES OF NORMAN RAY A/K/A KARI SPILLER, KYLE ROY, IF ANY; UNKNOWN HEIRS MURRAY A/K/A KYLE R. MURRAY, AND LEGATEES OF CHERYL A. ROY, ELISA HERRERA A/K/A ELISA E. IF ANY; UNKNOWN OWNERS AND HERRERA, BANKERS TRUST COMNON RECORD CLAIMANTS; PANY OF CALIFORNIA, N.A., UNDefendants, 11 CH 40916 KNOWN HEIRS AND LEGATEES OF NOTICE OF SALE SALVADOR HERRERA, IF ANY, UNPUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIV- KNOWN OWNERS AND NONEN that pursuant to a Judgment of RECORD CLAIMANTS Foreclosure and Sale entered in the Defendants 13 CH 20405 above entitled cause on January 709 SINGER AVENUE LEMONT, IL 29, 2013 Intercounty Judicial Sales 60439 Corporation will on Monday, May NOTICE OF SALE 12, 2014 at the hour of 11 a.m. in PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVtheir office at 120 West Madison EN that pursuant to a Judgment of Street, Suite 718A, Chicago, Illinois, Foreclosure and Sale entered in the sell at public auction to the highest above cause on February 14, bidder for cash, as set forth below, 2014, an agent for The Judicial the following described mortgaged Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM real estate: on May 15, 2014, at the The JudiP.I.N. 22-33-202-022-0000. cial Sales Corporation, One South Commonly known as 14755 Wacker Drive - 24th Floor, CHICAWest 131st Street, Lemont, IL GO, IL, 60606, sell at public auc60439. tion to the highest bidder, as set The mortgaged real estate is im- forth below, the following described proved with a single family resi- real estate: dence. If the subject mortgaged real Commonly known as 709 estate is a unit of a common interest SINGER AVENUE, LEMONT, IL community, the purchaser of the 60439 unit other than a mortgagee shall Property Index No. 22-29-111pay the assessments required by 003-0000. subsection (g-1) of Section 18.5 of The real estate is improved with a the Condominium Property Act. two story single family home with a Sale terms: 10% down by certi- two car detached garage. fied funds, balance, by certified Sale terms: 25% down of the funds, within 24 hours. No refunds. highest bid by certified funds at the The property will NOT be open for close of the sale payable to The Juinspection dicial Sales Corporation. No third For information call the Sales party checks will be accepted. The bala includi th Judicial le

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pa y ccep 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

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