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Honing their craft Kim Peters, co-owner of Aurora Rose A Unique Boutique, gave hand crochet lessons Saturday to some young customers. The lessons were part of the Lemont store’s monthly vendor trunk shows.

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A story in the May 23 edition of the Lemont Suburban Life misstated District 113A’s potential role in extracurricular activities at Old Quarry Middle School. The school board will evaluate what will be required for the district to be in charge of extracurriculars. Lemont Suburban Life regrets the error.

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LEMONT – Nearly 340 students received their diplomas during the Lemont High School graduation ceremony May 23 in the school’s gymnasium. The school does not name a valedictorian, though the top 2 percent of graduates are honored. Also receiving recognition were Monique Devitt and

MacKenzie Kallemeyn, who committed to joining the Reserve Officer Training Corps while attending college. Margaret Rogers was the featured student speaker at the event – her speech being chosen by a faculty committee among several submissions. The senior class also presented parting gifts to the school: a new kiln for the art department and a bench for the inside school entrance.

ABOVE: MacKenzie Kallemeyn earns recognition for joining the Reserve Officer Training Corps in college. RIGHT: Senior class officer Ciara Athy presents the senior class gifts to the school.

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Margaret Rogers speaks at Lemont High School’s graduation ceremony May 23.

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8ON THE COVER Mount Assisi Academy in Lemont is closing after more than 60 years of teaching high school girls in the Chicago area. Photo provided

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Family picking up pieces after fire destroys home By DAN FARNHAM

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dfarnham@shawmedia.com LEMONT – No injuries were reported Sunday after a fire that destroyed the home of Rich and Tricia Kuczkowski in the 300 block of East Division Street in Lemont. Lemont Fire Chief George Rimbo said a neighbor called the Lemont Fire Protection District about 1 p.m. and notified first responders that a home was on fire. Nobody was in the home during the fire. “We did try to make some interior attacks, but there was too much fire,” Rimbo said. Crews took a defensive position outside the house and fought the fire for at least three hours while also combating the mid-80s temperatures in the afternoon, he said. He said the house is a total loss and two cats died in the fire. The cause of the fire has not yet been determined. Brandy Kuczkowski, the

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A house in the 300 block of Division Street in Lemont was extensively damaged in a Sunday fire.

daughter of Rich and Tricia, when the fire occurred. said her parents were going to She said a family friend her brother’s house in Lock- contacted her mother about port to do some gardening the fire and estimates they arrived at the scene about a half hour after the fire was reported. Office of Barbara, who lives in Lem-

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1940s: School Sisters of St. Francis of Christ the King (Lemont Franciscans) plan all-girls high school to be built on hill just east of Lemont

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1951: Classes began in convent building for young women who hoped to later become sisters May 1954: Construction begins on building that would become Mount Assisi Academy September 1955: Students begin to use new building June 1956: School dedicated by Samuel Cardinal Stritch and accredited by state; enrollment steadily increases 1961: First nonsister (lay) faculty member begins teaching at Mount Assisi

School community reflects on Mount Assisi’s closing

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Mount Assisi Academy, seen in 2005, provides a Catholic-based education for multiple generations of girls.

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1990s: School was separately incorporated from Sisters, and two-tiered structure was established, with highest tier being Sisters’ Council

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taff, students and alumnae will say their official goodbye to Mount Assisi Academy during a closing ceremony Sunday. The all-girls Catholic school run by School Sisters of St. Francis of Christ the King was founded in 1951, with the building constructed in 1954.

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In January, the school announced it would be closing, citing low enrollment, an increasing budget deficit and the small number of Franciscan Sisters available to serve the school. Though school administrators

2011: School starts fundraising campaign to try to stay open

January 2014: Mount Assisi Academy announces it will close at end of school year

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2001: School’s enrollment begins to decrease

The Lemont Franciscan Sisters help break ground on Mount Assisi Academy in 1954.

June 1, 2014: Staff, students and alumnae say goodbye to Mount Assisi Academy Source: Mount Assisi Academy


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been deeply appreciative of what they’ve had at Mount Assisi,” she said. “We continue to point out to them that they are not the same girls that came in the front door.” She said the school has also been working with the students on finding a new school for next year.

“What we really provided for the young ladies was a sense of home where they grew into confident women,” she said. O’Leary said she would not be able to find another campus as beautiful. “The grotto was unbelievable,” she said. “You will never be able to have those nice walks.” Werner looks forward to the closing ceremony. “I would hope that it’s going to be a grand celebration of the tremendous dedication of the sisters and faculty over the years,” she said. Quigney said the Franciscan Sisters do not have a definite plan of what they will do with the building. It is part of a larger campus that includes the Franciscan Village retirement home. She said she would still like to reach out to young women, though not in the same way the school did. “There will never be another Mount Assisi,” Quigney said. “That was unique to us. But will [the students] find places they can grow and become unique women? I certainly hope so.”

“There will never be another Mount Assisi. That was unique to us. But will [the students] find places they can grow and become unique women? I certainly hope so.” Therese Ann Quigney Provincial Superior Sister “I feel like it gives us some closure, knowing that we didn’t go without a fight,” she said. Mount Assisi Principal Sister Mary Francis Werner said students spent the last couple of weeks celebrating and reflecting on their time at the school. “It has really been fabulous in the sense that the girls have

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had mentioned possibly keeping the school open one more year for the senior class, Provincial Superior Sister Therese Ann Quigney said it was determined that they would not be able to do so. Students and alumnae were immediately upset by the decision to close. A crowd attended a candlelight vigil on a bitterly cold February night, asking the Franciscan Sisters to work with them on a solution that would keep the school open. Quigney compares the reaction to going through the stages of grief and said that the girls move through it at different rates. “Some of the girls are ready to move on,” she said. “Some are still struggling with, ‘How did they do that?’” Mount Assisi sophomore Katie O’Leary was one of the organizers of the vigil and will be attending Queen of Peace School next year. “I can’t say that [my feelings

have] changed much,” she said. “I still feel like I’m being ripped away from my home.” She said she knows there is nothing she can do about the closing but still thinks she was able to accomplish something by trying to keep the school open.

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dfarnham@shawmedia.com LEMONT – Lemont High School sophomore Sarah O’Donnell has found a way to combine her passion for music and helping those in need. O’Donnell founded Lemont Plays for Food this year, an organization where she gives piano lessons in exchange for monetary donations to the Lemont food pantries. “I came up with the Lemont Plays for Food because I wanted to give back to the community while doing something that I love, which is piano,” she said. She said she chose the food pantries because hunger is one of the biggest problems in the community. So far this year, she has raised $560. O’Donnell, who started playing the piano in third grade, said she had no prior experience teaching piano but thought it would be cool to help children learn to play.

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Though she has a lesson book to follow, she said it has been a learning experience for her, as well. “It was difficult at first because I’ve never taught them,” she said. “But it’s gotten easier because I’ve learned more from teaching them.” O’Donnell is taking a year off from her own lessons at the Merit School of Music Tuition Free Conservatory in Chicago

in order to focus on her organization. She has four students, with two more asking for lessons. Michelle Balich said she was looking for piano lessons for her 4-year-old son, Daniel, and heard about O’Donnell giving lessons because she works with O’Donnell’s mother. “I just thought it was the perfect opportunity,” she said. “It’s kind of nice too because he gets lessons and the money goes towards a charitable organization in the community.” O’Donnell would like to expand not only the number of students she has, but the number of teachers in her organization. She said she does not have any other teachers yet but hopes some other students will be willing to volunteer, whether it is teaching piano or another instrument. She also will be going to local businesses this summer looking for donations for the food pantries.

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151st St., Homer Glen. According to a news release, the event is the association’s LEMONT – Four Lemont High main fundraiser, with proceeds School students were honored for their work at Junior Achieve- going to the Illinois Law Enforcement of Chicago’s 2014 Scholar- ment Special Olympics Torch ship Recipient Award Presenta- Run and Big Brothers Big Sisters tion May 14 at the Union League of Will and Grundy Counties. The cost of $100 includes a Club in Chicago. commemorative cooler and ball The school’s Junior Achievemarker, round of golf, a golf cart, ment entry – “Lemontopoly” – was named the Junior Achieve- free beer, soda and hot dogs on the course and a buffet dinner. ment “Company of the Year.” Tickets for dinner only cost $35. Seniors Margaret Rogers and To register, call Lemont Police Lainey Saucedo each earned Chief Kevin Shaughnessy at 630scholarships. Rogers received 257-2229. the event’s top award – the Colonel Henry Crown Scholarship – which provides $20,000 Naperville man dies in highway crash in Lemont over the course of four years. LEMONT – A 71-year-old Saucedo was the recipient of a Naperville man was killed in a $2,000 William Wrigley Jr. Co. crash at 2:28 p.m. Wednesday Foundation Scholarship. on I-55 at I-355 in Lemont, acJuniors Conner Brandt and cording to an Illinois State Police Connor Koehler were named news release. “Finance Vice President of the Year” and “Marketing Vice Presi- According to the release, investigations indicate the man was dent of the Year,” respectively. traveling on I-55 southbound at Theater to hold auditions I-355 when he lost control of the vehicle, veered off the roadway for ‘Wizard of Oz’ LEMONT – Auditions for Little and struck a light pole. The release said there were no Mountain Community Theatre’s inaugural main stage production passengers in the vehicle. of “The Wizard of Oz” will be Lemont Farmers Market at 5 p.m. Monday and Tuesday opens Tuesday at the Lemont High School LEMONT – Opening day for the Performing Arts Center, 800 Lemont Farmers Market will be Porter St. Those auditioning will be asked from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Talcott Square parking lot, to prepare a brief excerpt from Stephen and Talcott streets. the script and perform 16 to 32 The market will run every measures of a Broadway-style Tuesday through the end of song. During the audition, they October. will be taught a brief dance Produce will be for sale, along sequence to perform in groups. with other food and craft-based Audition details and required vendors. paperwork are available at For a full list of vendors at the www.littlemountaintheatre.org market, visit www.lemont.il.us under the “Coming Soon” tab. and click on the Lemont Farmers Auditions for a dog to play Market link on the left side. Toto will be held later in the – Suburban Life Media month. Performances will be at 7:30 p.m. July 18 and 19 and at 2 p.m. July 20.

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Lemont High honors Special Olympics team Each year, I can’t wait for spring to arrive because schools buzz with activity as the year draws to a close. Within just a week’s time recently, Lemont High School featured its spring musical – “Guys and Dolls” – for three nights, honored the Class of 2014’s top performers at its annual Senior Honors Night, and armed nearly 340 graduates with diplomas as they prepare to tackle their futures. Keeping in mind those special events, a highlight for many of our administrators and Board of Education members was the opportunity to honor COMMUNITY our Special Olympics team at VOICE a board meeting May 20. Mary Coached by teacher Margie Ticknor Pilarski, the team participated in a regional event earlier this month. Each of our 11 athletes earned at least one top-five finish, and the team racked up 19 top-five finishes in all. Four Lemont athletes won in their respective events. Junior Andrew Forzley won the softball throw; junior Alyssa Wood won the Motorized Wheelchair Slalom; sophomore Isaac Ziebell finished first in the softball throw; and freshman Michaela Tauer won her softball throw event. Junior Nick Giedraitis was second in both the 200 meter run and the softball throw. Other second-place finishers included junior Brian Leahy in the tennis ball throw; junior David Szperlak in the softball throw; junior Alyssa Wood in the tennis ball throw; sophomore Darrin Nickleski in the softball throw; and freshman Zachary Wilkens in the motorized wheelchair slalom. The team also included senior Rebecka Konicki and sophomore Kevin Madera. Coach Pilarski had a lot of support. Sophomore Justin Fischer, who won two events as a competitor last year but was injured this season, served as a student manager. Several other students assisted, including senior Madeline Garvey; juniors Reann Kwasneski, Ali Lund, Ashlee Mitoraj and Emily Saldana; and sophomore Alexis Kelley. Team members were especially grateful to Lemont Fire Chief George Rimbo, Lemont Deputy Fire Chief Jay Nickleski, Lemont Fire Stations 1 and 2, Lemont Police Chief Kevin Shaughnessy and Officer Brian Danaher for their commitment, as well as the fire and police escort out of Lemont. Our athletic program always is among the best in the South Suburban Conference, and we annually send many students on to play sports at the college level. However, at that board meeting, our Special Olympics standouts were the only athletes honored. The team had fun being recognized, but it was a special opportunity for administrators and board members to applaud some of our hardest working students.

Mary Ticknor is superintendent for Lemont High School District 210.

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Mount Assisi Academy, seen in 2005, has provided a Catholic-based education for generations of girls.

The most unfortunate result of the closing of Mount Assisi Academy is that some students will be split up from their friends next school year as students disperse into other schools. This will be a big challenge for those students, and we wish them the best in their new schools. Perhaps the best way to approach the change is to embrace it and ensure it makes you a better person. That’s what the Mount Assisi Academy community would want, after all. From Cruise Nights to Freedom Days to Heritage Fest – it’s going to be a busy summer in Lemont! Last week, we offered snippets on eight summer events and activities planned in town this summer. A big thanks goes out to all the local community members who make these fun events possible. To see our summer preview story online, visit shawurl.com/16x9.

8STREET TALK Q: Which movie are you looking forward to seeing this summer? “ ‘The Purge 2.’ I saw the first one and it was good.”

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“ ‘22 Jump Street.’ Because Channing Tatum’s in it and the first one was good.” Nicole Balinski, Lemont

“ ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past.’ It’s an intriguing movie.” Bradley Bendle, Lemont

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Questioning D-58 stats On the Opinions page in the May 14 Downers Grove Suburban Life, James Eichmiller shares with us some feelings and findings of the District 58 Technology Program. He said student achievement approved as measured by the math testing. How do we know the improvement was caused by technology? Could good teaching have caused the gain? He then said collaboration, ownership, engagement, staff flexibility and choice also increased. Again, could good teaching have caused these improvements? I am not sure you can state that all of these gains are from a take-home technology program. I am not sure we can afford to give every student a device to use at school and at home. Our taxes are going up, we have pension obligations to meet and we need to show some type of fiscal restraint.

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Michelle Hack and her family love bees so much they spend “Movie Night” at home building hive frames and other beekeeping equipment. “I hate to make this analogy, but it’s like a tattoo. You can’t just have one [bee colony]. You get the bug,” said Hack, 34, of Plainfield. Michelle Hack, along with her husband, Tim, 37, and children, Alyssa, 10, and Therin, 11, took up beekeeping more than a year ago. The family is part of a growing trend, with beekeeping gaining popularity over the years amid reports of declining populations. The family of four last year joined the Will County Beekeepers Association, which started with 20 members when it formed in 2011 but since has grown sixfold to 120. While the family sells honey in the summer and fall, maintaining backyard bees is about more than making a profit, she said. It’s also about fighting the continued threat of Colony Collapse Disorder – or the spontaneous abandonment of hives by honeybees. While the mechanisms of the disorder remain unclear, the term is associated with a number of threats, including loss of habitat, parasitic varroa mites, malnutrition and genetics. The disorder is a phenomenon that’s garnered more attention from scientists, beekeepers and the general population in recent years, said Steve Chard, supervisor for the apiary inspection program at the Illinois Department of Agriculture. The movement to save the bees from the disorder is, in part, why the hobby has flourished so much, he said. “Here at the department, we get a lot of calls about swarms of bees. Before there was even a discussion about Colony Collapse Disorder, most people were calling to find out how they should destroy the bees,” Chard said. “Now, they’re asking, ‘What can I do to save these bees?’ “ The number of beekeepers in Illinois increased from 1,825

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Therin (from left), 11, Tim and Alyssa Hack, 10, look over a frame from a honeybee hive May 19 while searching for the queen bee at their Plainfield home .. in 2012 to 2,519 in 2013, he said. Beekeepers with one or more colonies are required to register through the state’s department of agriculture, he said. Total colony losses nationwide during the winter were at 23.2 percent, which is better than previous years but is considered unsustainable, according to a report released earlier this month by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Losses greater than 18.9 percent are considered unsustainable, according to the report. The losses are problematic because bees pollinate about one-third of the world’s food source, Chard said. In a Harvard study released earlier this month, researchers pointed to neonicotinoids – a relatively new class of pesticides often used as seed treatments for several crops, including soybean and corn – as a big contributor to the disorder. The class of pesticides can kill honeybees outright by attacking their nervous systems, while mild exposure can lead

to weakened immune systems, memory and foraging abilities. But no one factor is necessarily to blame, said Darien Kruss, president of the Will County Beekeepers Association, noting bees remain under siege from a host of factors, including loss of habitat, parasitic varroa mites, malnutrition and genetics. The Will County group’s members lost most, or all, of their colonies this winter because colonies starved, unable to reach their food source, Kruss said. “If it’s not a record-breaking winter, a 30-percent loss is pretty typical,” Kruss said. The cold winter loss was “devastating” for local beekeepers, he said. The loss also serves as a motivation for experts to zero in on genes that defend against the bee’s worst enemy: the varroa mite, considered one of the largest factors in population decline worldwide. The mite entered the U.S. in the 1980s. Large infestations of mites

The Will County Beekeepers Association formed in 2011 and is a nonprofit organization that raises awareness of the importance of the honey bees, offers support to members and neighboring communities, encourages cooperation among local beekeepers, and contributes advancement of education about beekeeping. The group meets monthly at the Will County Farm Bureau, 100 Manhattan Road, in Joliet. The organization’s next meeting is scheduled June 18. For information, visit www.willbees.org.

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can weaken bees’ immune systems, infect them with viruses and even wipe out entire bee colonies. The good news is that scientists are looking into whether bees can be bred to develop defensive behaviors to kill or disrupt the reproduction of varroa mites, said Lockport’s Jim Lindau, vice president of the local beekeepers group. Lindau has more than 30 years of beekeeping expertise under his belt. Purdue University is conducting a year-long study beginning in June, he said, in order to test its own bee breed designed to fend off mites, he said. The idea is to breed bees specifically to hone in such traits.

NormaJean Firkins nee Perkins, age 81, a lifelong resident of Lemont, passed away May 21, 2014, surrounded by her loving family. Preceded in death by her husband, Raymond J. Perkins; her parents, Louella Rick and Willard Perkins; a brother, Hanson Perkins; a sister, Arlene; and a nephew, Dean Perkins. Survived by her children, Dennis Firkins, Daniel (Kim) Firkins and Becky (Terry) Smith; her grandchildren, Denny, Danielle (Chris), Mitchell and Zachary; her great-grandchildren, Ally, C.J., Kendyl and Khloe; and a brother, Chester Emil Rick. Funeral services Tuesday, May 27, 2014, at 7:30 p.m. at Emmanuel Baptist Church, 1191 McCarthy Road, Lemont, IL 60439. Visitation Tuesday from 2:00 to 7:30 p.m. at the church. Private interment will be held. Markiewicz Funeral Home, P.C. Lemont. 630-257-6363 or www.markiewiczfh.com

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Sharon Bockhol, age 52, of Lockport, passed away May 21, 2014. Arrangements by GerharzCappetta Funeral Home & Cremation Services. 630-257-2123

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interviews with students and teachers. “The kids all wanted everything to be connected so there was a better sense of community,” Chaidez said. Her son is especially excited about the wheelchair swing. “My son has always wanted to fly, and now he will have that opportunity in his wheelchair,” she said. Lisa Schuh has children in both special and general education classes at Hillcrest, and she said the focus groups allowed for a design that will suit the entire student population. “I think all the kids are generally excited about it because it will benefit all of them as a whole,” she said. “Most of the kids in the focus group were in the general education classes. And a lot of them were older kids, so they had a really good insight for what would bring all the kids together.” She said the softer, rubber surface will be a benefit for her daughter, Teagan, who has Down syndrome. “Anything that is going

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Continued from page 17 to keep her on pace with her peers is going to be a benefit for her socially and physically,” she said. Another Hillcrest parent, Pam Baker, said the playground could make a world of difference for her daughter, Camee, who has cerebral palsy. “I know that Camee has difficulty doing things the other kids do, but cognitively she’s 100 percent,” she said. “So she recognizes the differences of what’s going on. The excitement on her face when I showed her the plans of what could be blew my mind. I didn’t realize it was an issue, and the thought of a new playground opened up a whole new world for her.” Hillcrest is home to the district’s developmental learning program, so it has a higher number of special needs students than other schools in Downers Grove. That makes it an especially appropriate place for the village’s first

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inclusive playground, Schuh added. A factory-certified installation crew will be hired to ensure the playground, designed by Cunningham Recreation, is compliant and safe. Community volunteers may be called upon to assist. Chaidez hopes to have the crowdfunding website launched soon, and begin accepting tax-deductible donations to build the new, $450,000 playground. She filed the paperwork to become a 501c3 not-for-profit organization, named Dream Build Play, this spring. She said there are no comparable playgrounds within a 20-mile radius, the closest being in Burr Ridge. However, the Burr Ridge playground does not have the wheelchair swing and other features in-

cluded in the Hillcrest plan. She said the Hillcrest playground will be a safe place for children with physical limitations from all over the area to play. Following the completion of this project, she hopes to use her newly formed not-for-profit to design and build accessible playgrounds at all District 58 schools. Now, her most pressing goal is to finish the project before Owen and his friends finish at Hillcrest and move on to junior high. Until then, Owen and children with physical limitations often feel left out during recess. “He can only stay on the blacktop,” she said. “And his friends don’t want to stay on the blacktop, so he’s a little bit isolated. He doesn’t get to do a lot.” Controller James Popernik said the plan is to have the proposal on the June board agenda for approval. It would completely replace the existing Hillcrest playground, and add a smaller satellite playground for kindergartners.

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Q-BBQ fires up big flavor in La Grange LA GRANGE – As we approached the black awnings of the corner restaurant, it was no surprise our mouths began watering when Q-BBQ’s old-fashioned smokehouse aroma wafted our way. We stepped inside and were greeted by a hostess at a wooden counter with three overhanging chalkboards outlining the restaurant’s specials, platters, sandwiches, salads and sides, extending from brisket and pork to smoked turkey, chicken, ribs and more. My companion and I initially were puzzled by some of the options, as neither of us had ever experienced Q before. When the hostess saw our hesitation, she immediately asked if this was our first visit, offered us free samples of the Brisket Burnt Ends, and then pointed out a few of her personal favorite dishes. After the sample, my mind was made up, and I selected the Brisket Burnt Ends sandwich served Q-Style, which calls for topping it with Q-Slaw, mozzarella cheese and sweet and spicy aioli. The sandwiches, along with two hush puppies, include your choice of a side. For me, it was an order of Spicy Fries. My fellow diner ordered the Texas Chopped Brisket sandwich, prepared Q-Style with Q-Slaw, crumbled bleu cheese and Carolina sauce. Once we’d ordered, we found our table and enjoyed the anticipation. In about 10 minutes, the massive culinary concoctions arrived. Before shamelessly stuffing our faces – an act which my companion rationalized as “if it’s not messy, it’s not barbecue” – we each grabbed handfuls of napkins and then dug in. The Q-Slaw and sweetand-spicy sauce on top of the Brisket Burnt Ends gave my sandwich a perfect mix of the barbecue flavor and Southern taste I’d been looking for. My Spicy Fries were served

Q-BBQ n Where: 70 S. La Grange

Road, La Grange; with added locations in Naperville and Chicago n Hours: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily n Dress code: Casual n Info: 708-482-8700, www.q-bbq.com

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Patiently playing with fire for slow-cooked goodness, Q-BBQ serves up flavorful creativity in the heart of downtown La Grange.

dining district, offers patrons a tantalizing culinary geography lesson of all things barbecue. Michael LaPidus, the owner, notes on the website that the eatery is fueled by “regional inspirations – from the backwoods of the Carolinas, to the meat markets of Texas, to the hole-in-the-walls of Memphis. In everything from our smoked meats (cooked low and slow for up to 22 hours), to our homemade sauces and from scratch sides, we give our own brand of culinary flare and distinct flavor to America’s original comfort food.” Overall, Q-BBQ was more than just delicious food. From its enthusiastic, helpful staff to its relaxed yet welcoming atmosphere, those black awnings are not something you’ll want to pass by. And although from the outside, we didn’t anticipate a casual, order-atthe-counter type restaurant, both my companion and I left Q-BBQ happily satisfied and already planning to return.

The generously portioned Brisket Burnt Ends sandwich is a filling treat. Served Q-Style, it’s paired The hearty Texas Chopped Brisket sandwich done Q-Style is topped with Q-Slaw, mozzarella and with Q-Slaw, crumbled bleu cheese and Carolina sauce, accompanied sweet and spicy aioli. The Mystery Diner is a newsroom employee at Subby one of the side dish choices, a decadent bacon mac. mac ‘n’ cheese indulgently urban Life Media. The diner’s with the spiciest, juiciest Q-Pups alone. crowned with crisp bacon identity is not revealed to jalapeños I’ve ever had. And To complement his sandpieces. the restaurant staff before or the doughy-goodness of Q’s wich’s two hush puppies, my The restaurant, occupying during the meal. Only positive hush puppies was enough to companion chose a side of an attractive and relaxed setdining experiences will result have me craving full orders of the bacon mac – a satisfying ting in downtown La Grange’s in published reviews.


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GARDEN STORY TIME, 11 a.m. Fridays through August, The Morton Arboretum, 4100 Route 53, Lisle. Gather in the Children’s Garden amphitheater for story time and fun. Information: 630968-0074 or www.mortonarb.org. BEAKS ARE BACK, 1 p.m. weekdays in May, The Morton Arboretum, 4100 Illinois Route 53, Lisle. Use tools to explore how birds use their beaks to eat. Information: www.mortonarb. org/events/beaks-are-back. Information: 630-968-0074.

MAY 30 MIDNIGHT SHOWING OF “THE PRINCESS BRIDE,” 12 a.m. May 30, Tivoli Theatre, 5021 Highland Avenue, Downers Grove. A classic fairy tale about a beautiful princess and the gallant hero who rescues her from an evil villain. Cost: $5. Information: www.classiccinemas.com or 630-968-0219. LEARN ABOUT MEDICARE ADVANTAGE PRESCRIPTION DRUG (MAPD), 9:30 a.m. May 30, Good Samaritan Health and Wellness Center, 3551 Highland Avenue, Downers Grove. Learn how Medicare Advantage Plans work and what to look for when choosing a plan. Registration required at 800-323-8622; provide registration code 4S05. Cost: $2. GARDEN STORY TIME, 11 a.m. May 30, The Morton Arboretum, 4100 Illinois Route 53, Lisle. Gather in the Children’s Garden amphitheater for story time and fun. Cost: Cover Charge. Information: www.mortonarb.org/ events/garden-story-time or 630968-0074. FREE JOB SEARCH SEMINAR, 11 a.m. May 30, Lisle Public Library, 777 Front St., Lisle. Featuring job search expert and recruiter Abby Kohut. Information: 630-968-2087 or www. lisletownship.com. BENEDICTINE SITE OF U.S. ARMY HERALD TRUMPETS PERFORMANCE, 11 a.m. May 30, Village of Lisle-Benedictine University Sports Complex Stadium, 5700 College Road, Lisle. The U.S. Army Herald Trumpets were invited to play at Benedictine in conjunction with The Cavaliers Drum & Bugle Corps, which is holding a series of rehearsals in preparation for their 2014 production, “Immortal.” Information: www.ben.edu. HINSDALE ROTARY CLUB, 12:15 p.m. May 30, The Community House, 415 W. Eighth St., Hinsdale. Information: 630-286-9541 or www.hinsdalerotary.org. BEAKS ARE BACK, 1 p.m. May 30, The Morton Arboretum, 4100 Illinois Route 53, Lisle. Use tools to explore how birds use their beaks to eat. Information: www.mortonarb.org/ events/beaks-are-back. Information: 630-968-0074.

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GEOCACHING CHALLENGE WHERE: DuPage County forest preserves WHEN: Ongoing COST & INFO: Geocachers — outdoor explorers who use GPS units to navigate to hidden caches — can join the 2014 Geocaching Challenge Passport program of the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County. Celebrating the agency’s 100th anniversary next year, the free program will lead to eight caches that relate to the District’s history between 1966 and 1990. Each contains a passport sticker, and anyone who collects five or more different stickers will earn a custom trackable geocoin for 2014. Passport booklets are available in Oak Brook, West Chicago, Glen Ellyn, Wheaton and Downers Grove. For details, contact naturalist and geocaching coordinator Dave Andrusyk at geocache@dupageforest.org or 630-850-8113. Visit www.dupageforest.org. TEEN MOVIE FRIDAY, 3 p.m. May 30, 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. May 30, Ballydoyle in Downers Grove, 5157 Main St., Downers Grove. Irish favorites along with some current radio hits. Information: www.ballydoylepub. com. SUMMER NIGHTS CLASSIC CAR SHOW, 6 p.m. May 30, Main and Curtiss Street, Downers Grove. All classic cars welcome. No show on June 20 and July 4. Live entertainment provided at the Main Street Station. OPEN GAME NIGHT, 7 p.m. May 30, Fair Game, 5150 C Main St., Downers Grove. Information: www.fairgamestore.com. PAINT AND PLAY, 7 p.m. May 30, The Brigantine Gallery, 734 Ogden Ave., Downers Grove. Teachers guide you through a painting. Materials, snacks and beverages provided for $20; no credit cards. Information: www. vickeryart.com. WORSHIP NIGHT, 7 p.m. May 30, The Union, 129 W. Benton Ave, Naperville. Information: www.theunionnetwork. com/eventdisplay.php?eventID=193. OPERA WORKSHOP, 7:30 p.m. May 30, Madden Theatre-North Central College, 171 E. Chicago Avenue,

Naperville. The North Central College MARKET, 7 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. May 31, Music Department presents A Little Burlington Train Station, Burlington Night Music: Scenes from Mozart Ave., Downers Grove. Saturdays and American Opera featuring North through Oct. 18. On June 21, the Central College students. Cost: $3-$5. market will relocate to Main Street Information: finearts.northcentralcolduring Rotary Grove Fest. Proceeds lege.edu/event/opera-workshop. from booth sales support the Indian HIP HOP NIGHT, 8 p.m. May 30, Boundary YMCA Stronger Together Esteban’s Dining and Dancing, 1550 Fund. Information: 630-968-8400 N. Route 59, Naperville. Information: or www.indianboundaryymca.org/ www.estebansdiningdancing.com/ downtownmarket. Dancing.html. JAMES NICHOLS WALKING TOUR, 10 PAUL ABELLA TRIO, 8 p.m. May 30, a.m. May 31, Nichols Library, 200 W. City Gate Grille, 2020 Calamos Jefferson, Naperville. James Nichols, Court, Naperville. Information: www. who helped build Naperville’s first citygategrille.com/naperville-nightpublic library, grew up a penniless life.aspx. Information: 630-718-1010. orphan. Learn about Nichols during NAUGHTY BY NATURE, 8:30 p.m. May a walking tour showcasing places 30, Tailgaters Sports Bar & Grill, relating to him and his life. Informa431 W Boughton Road, Bolingbrook. tion: bit.ly/1fbs3r0. Cost: $20-$75. Information: www. ANNUAL WALKATHON - STEP FORtailgatersgrill.com. Information: 630WARD FOR A CURE, 10 a.m. May 31, 679-1994. Ty Warner Park and Pavilion, Plaza LINCOLN DON’T LIE, 9 p.m. May 30, Drive and Blackhawk Drive, WestQuigley’s Irish Pub, 43 E. Jefferson St., mont,. Tuberous Sclerosis Alliance is Naperville. Modern country music and having their annual walkathon . The covers. Information: www.quigleysirtheme is superheroes. Event includes ishpub.com or 630-428-4774. raffle and silent auction. Information: WAYNIAC SHOW KARAOKE, 10 p.m. dabrowns62@comcast.net. May 30, Mullen’s, 3080 Warrenville FAMILY FUNFEST/CRAFT FAIR, 10 a.m. Road, Lisle. Information: 630-505May 31, Divine Shepherd LCMS, 985 0240 or www.mullensbarandgrill. Lily Cache Lane, Bolingbrook. Family com/lisle/index.php. day with games and prizes, raffles, food and activities for all. Information: MAY 31 www.ds-lcms.org. DOWNTOWN DOWNERS GROVE

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• GO GUIDE Continued from page 21 “PAWS TO READ” SUMMER WINDOW PAINTING, 11 a.m. May 31, Oak Brook Public Library, 600 Oak Brook Road, Oak Brook. For grades 6 and up. Registration required. Information: www. oak-brook.org/library. RACE HORSES OF THE SKY, 11 a.m. May 31, The Morton Arboretum, 4100 Illinois Route 53, Lisle. Matt Wiesbrock showcases his racing pigeons. Free with Arboretum Admission. Information: mortonarb. org or 630-968-0074. UCARNIVAL NAPERVILLE 2014, 11 a.m. May 31, Chicago Marriott Naperville, 1801 N. Naperville Blvd., Naperville. Featuring some of the best ethnic attires. Information: www.ucarnival.com/naperville or 630-505-4900. TRUNK SHOWS AT AURORA ROSE, 1 p.m. May 31, Aurora Rose, A Unique Boutique, 111 Stephen Street, Lemont. Local artisans will be introducing new products, taking orders and offering closeout deals. Information: www. loveaurorarose.com. DREAM INTERPRETATION, 2 p.m. May 31, Oak Brook Public Library, 600 Oak Brook Road, Oak Brook. This program will give an overview of dreams, what they are, where they come from, how to understand the language of symbols, and will include some dream interpretation for participants. Registration required at 630-3687725. Information: www.oak-brook. org/library. SALSA, 6 p.m. May 31, Esteban’s Dining and Dancing, 1550 N. Route 59, Naperville. Free entry with purchase of dinner entree available from 6 to 9 p.m. With no dinner reservation $10 cover charge. Information: www. estebansdiningdancing.com/Dancing. html. PIG ROAST AND THE NEAR BEER BAND, 6 p.m. May 31, Naperville VFW Judd Kendall Post 3873, 908 West Jackson Ave, Naperville. $5 per person; bring a dish to pass. The Near Beer Band plays country rock. Information: www.skiandt50@comcast.net. 7TH HEAVEN, 8 p.m. May 31, Tailgaters Sports Bar & Grill, 431 W Boughton Road, Bolingbrook. Rock music. Information: www.tailgatersgrill.com. Information: 630-679-1994. STEPHANIE AARON, 8 p.m. May 31, City Gate Grille, 2020 Calamos Court, Naperville. Live music. Information: www.citygategrille.com/naperville-nightlife.aspx or 630-718-1010. TUMBLING DICE, 9 p.m. May 31, Quigley’s Irish Pub, 43 E. Jefferson St., Naperville. Rolling Stones cover band. Information: www.quigleysirishpub. com/music-events or 630-428-4774. LAVA ROCK, 10 p.m. May 31, Mullen’s - Lisle, 3080 Warrenville Road, Lisle. Live music. Information: www.

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‘MUSIC MAN’ WHERE: Playhouse 111, 111 N. Hale St., Wheaton WHEN: 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, and 3 p.m. Sundays through June 15 COST & INFO: $18 on Thursdays, and $21 weekends; 630-260-1820, www.wheatondrama.org ABOUT: A large cast of adults and youth bring “The Music Man,” the beloved musical by Meredith Willson, to Wheaton Drama’s stage. The show is helmed by notable director Craig Gustafson, a longtime resident of Lombard. Audience members can enjoy the unlikely romance between a music-selling con man and a librarian in a small town full of gossips. mullensbarandgrill.com or 630-5050240.

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Sports Bar & Grill, 431 W Boughton Road, Bolingbrook. Information: www. tailgatersgrill.com or 630-679-1994.

JUNE 2 FINE ARTS FESTIVAL, 10 a.m. June 1, Graue Mill and Museum, 3800 S. York Road, Oak Brook. Includes paintings, ceramics, hand-woven textiles, mosaics, pastels, stained glass, jewelry and photography. Information: grauemill. org. GERMAN CHURCH SERVICE, 11:30 a.m. June 1, St. John United Church of Christ, 1190 Olesen Drive, Naperville. Church services in German. Information: 630-355-5208. Information: www.naperstjohnucc.net. WHAT A DOLL, 2 p.m. June 1 and 5, Historic Robert Vial House, 7329 S. Wolf Road, Burr Ridge. Bring your favorite doll and have your photo taken with it. Enjoy tea refreshments. Information: www.flaggcreekheritagesociety.com. COR CANTIAMO SINGING U.S. PREMIERE OF CHORAL PSALM, 4 p.m. June 1, St. Raphael Catholic Church, 1215 Modaff Road, Naperville. Chamber choir Cor Cantiamo, conducted by Eric A. Johnson, will perform the U.S. premiere of English composer Gavin Bryars” “Psalm 141.” Information: 630-984-4300, www.sdgmusic.org or www.corcantiamo.org/schedule. NAPERVILLE TAKE STEPS WALK, 4:30 p.m. June 1, Naperville River Walk, 178 W Jackson Ave, Naperville. Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America fundraising event. Helps support patient programs, professional education efforts, and research for cures. Information: www.cctakesteps. org/naperville. DJ NIGHT, 8 p.m. June 1, Tailgaters

HINSDALE FARMERS MARKET, 7 a.m. June 2, Burlington Park, Chicago Avenue, Hinsdale. Fresh, in-season fruits and vegetables, eggs, honey, ciders, cheeses, Mirai corn, meats and poultry, jams, preserves, cut flowers, and nursery stock. Local food artisans bring coffee, prepared foods and other goodies. Free admission. Information: www.hinsdalechamber. com. FOREST FITNESS WALK, 8:30 a.m. June 2, McDowell Grove Forest Preserve, 4s500 Raymond Drive, Naperville. Take in the wonders of the woods alongside a naturalist. Adults only. Cost: $6 per person per walk; $40 per 10-program pass. Registration: 630-850-8110. Information: www. dupageforest.org. GENEALOGY FOR BEGINNERS, 12:30 p.m. June 2, Benedictine University Center for Lifelong Learning, 1832 Centre Point Circle, Naperville. Students will learn suggestions and recommendations on how to start, what to collect, websites, basic search techniques for documents, and understanding the genealogy process. Students are encouraged to bring their genealogy search problems to class. Cost: $48. Information: www.ben.edu/CLL. CSI: YB IMPROV TROUPE, 7 p.m. June 2, Community Christian Church, 1635 Emerson Lane, Naperville. Cost: $5. Information: www.schoolofperformingarts.com. DARIEN GARDEN CLUB JUNE MEETING,

7 p.m. June 2, Indian Prairie Public Library, 401 Plainfield Road, Darien. Program: “Hummingbirds, Our Flying Jewels” presented by Nancy Carroll. Registration: 630-887-8760 ext. 239. ACOUSTIC NIGHT, 8 p.m. June 2, 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. June 2, Ballydoyle in Downers Grove, 5157 Main Street, Downers Grove. Information: www.ballydoylepub.com/admin/ ecalendar.php. PIANIST MAC FRAMPTON IN CONCERT, 8 p.m. June 2, Monarch Landing, 2255 Monarch Drive, Naperville. Piano classics from classic James Bond to Tchaikovsky. Tickets: 630-778-3798. Cost: $20. Information: www.macframptonmusic.com/Video_Clips.html.

JUNE 3 THE HISTORY OF DEMOCRACY, 9 a.m. June 3, Benedictine University Center for Lifelong Learning, 1832 Centre Point Circle, Naperville. From Athens in the 6th century BC, through the Roman Republic, Medieval times, and the rise and fall of civilizations, democracy has been evolving. Webster defines democracy as a form of government in which people choose leaders by voting. The class will review the evolution of democracy from Ancient Greece to the Arab Spring. What are the underlying conditions necessary for democracy to flourish? How democratic is our democracy? Is it the best system of government? These and other issues will be presented and discussed. Cost: $48. Information: www.ben.edu/CLL.

SUMMER DAY CAMP, 9 a.m. June 3 to 5, St. John Lutheran Church, 7214 South Cass Avenue, Darien. Cost: $150. Theme: Under the Sea Adventures. Information: elc@sjlcdarien. org, 630-324-6582 or Information: www.sjlcdarien.org. OUTSIDER ART AND THE ARTISTS WHO CREATE IT, 10:45 a.m. June 3, Benedictine University Center for Lifelong Learning, 1832 Centre Point Circle, Naperville. Outsider Art is a label given to art produced by artists who are not part of the conventional art establishment and often use unconventional ideas or create elaborate fantasy worlds. Cost: $48. Information: www.ben.edu/CLL. EUROPEAN ART HISTORY II, 10:45 a.m. June 3, Benedictine University Center for Lifelong Learning, 1832 Centre Point Circle, Naperville. Starting with the end of the Renaissance period, we will travel through history and up to Pop Art, to learn the historical context behind landmark works. Students will learn how history impacted the art world, how each era of art history impacted the next, and the lives and legacies of the leading artists. Cost: $72. Information: www.ben.edu/CLL. UNLOCKING THE KEYS TO SOLVE PAIN, 11:30 a.m. June 3, Chicagoland Advanced Pain Specialists, 700 E Ogden Ave, Westmont. Dr. A. Tony Chami, Medical Director of Chicagoland Advanced Pain Specialists (CAPS Pain Care) and Dr. Steve Petzel, Director of Adisi Health Center lead a free lunch seminar called. Information: www. eventbrite.com/e/unlocking-the-keysto-solve-pain-tickets-11095863025. PINOCHLE CLUB, noon June 3, Lincoln Center, 935 Maple Ave., Downers Grove. Meets in Room 307. Information: 630-649-2116. LEMONT-HOMER GLEN ROTARY, noon June 3, Ruffled Feathers, 1 Pete Dye Drive, Lemont. Information: 630-2579063. WOODRIDGE ROTARY CLUB, noon June 3, Seven Bridges Golf Club, 1 Mulligan Drive, Woodridge. Information: 630960-5417 or www.woodridgerotary. org. NAPERVILLE NOON LIONS CLUB MEETING, 12:15 p.m. June 3, Braconi’s Restaurant, 796 Royal Saint George Drive, Naperville. Meets the first four Tuesdays of each month. Information: napervillenoonlions.org. ROTARY CLUB OF DARIEN, 12:15 p.m. June 3, Argonne National Lab - Guest House, 9700 Cass Avenue, Darien. Guests must pre-register. Information: 630-434-5075 or www. darienrotaryclub.org. PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP: BEGINNERS, 12:30 p.m. June 3, Benedictine University Center for Lifelong Learning, 1832 Centre Point Circle, Naperville. Understand your camera and build your photography confidence. Bring your camera and manual. Cost: $60. Information: www.bene.du/CLL.


recognition of a community businesswoman who has inspired others by her outstanding support of the arts. Includes cocktail reception, dinner, and entertainment. Cost: $40-$300. Reservations: 630-355-9212. Information: centerstage.fairladyproductions. net. THURSDAY FAMILY NIGHTS, 5 p.m. June 5, The Morton Arboretum, 4100 Illinois Route 53, Lisle. Live music, kid-friendly fare and entertainment. General admission is $5 after 4:30. Information: mortonarb.org or 630968-0074. GAIN FINANCIAL CONTROL OF YOUR DIVORCE, 6:30 p.m. June 5, Oak Brook Public Library, 600 Oak Brook Road, Oak Brook. Avoid some of the most common financial mistakes people make during the divorce process. Registration required at 630-368-7725. Information: www.oakbrook.org/library. OUTDOOR LIVE MUSIC, 7 p.m. June 5, Carlucci Restaurant & Bar, 1801 Butterfield Road, Downers Grove. Every Thursday night. TRIVIA NIGHT, 7:30 p.m. June 5, DJ’s Sports Bar, 222 E. Chicago Ave., Westmont. Win a $25 or $10 gift card to DJ’s. Information: www.djswestmont. com/upcoming_events.php. LINE DANCING, 7:30 p.m. June 5, Cadillac Ranch, 1175 W Lake St., Bartlett. Information: cadranch.com/dancelessons.php or 630-830-7200. THE PETE ELLMAN BIG BAND (N.F.P.), 8 p.m. June 5, Mullen’s, 3080 Warrenville Road, Lisle. Information: 630-505-0240 or www.mullensbarandgrill.com. BACHATA THURSDAYS, 8 p.m. June 5, 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. KARAOKE NIGHT, 8 p.m. June 5, Sal’s Pizza Pub, 410 W. 22nd St., Lombard. Information: www.salspizzapub.com. KITTY-OKE, 8 p.m. June 5, Miss Kitty’s, 634 E. Ogden Ave., Naperville. Information: www.facebook.com/pages/ Miss-Kittys-Saloon. RICK SHERRY AND JON WILLIAMS, 8:30 p.m. June 5, Friendly Tap, 6733 W. Roosevelt Road, Berwyn. Live music. Information: www.friendlytap. net or 708-484-9794. OPEN MIC BLUES BLUES JAM, 8:30 p.m. June 5, 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. IMMORTAL THURSDAYS, 9 p.m. June 5, Brauer House, 1000 N. Rohlwing Road, Lombard. Vampire-themed event features goth dance and rock records mashed with audio clips from vampire movies. Information: www. brauerhouse.com or 630-495-2141.

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HOME-SCHOOLERS NATURE HIKE, 1:30 p.m. June 3, Waterfall Glen Forest Preserve, Cass and Northgate Roads, Darien. Learn about a forest preserve’s natural and cultural histories through a naturalist-led hike.Ages 5 and up; under 18 with an adult. Cost: $5 per family. Registration: 630-942-6200. Information: www. dupageforest.org. TWILIGHT TUESDAYS, 5 p.m. June 3, Fullersburg Woods Nature Education Center, 3609 Spring Road, Oak Brook. Stop by the visitor center, or walk and discover the insects, birds and mammals that begin to stir when the sun starts to set. All ages; under 16 with an adult. Free. Information: 630-8508110 or www.dupageforest.org. Photo provided MEET GALE GAND, 7 p.m. June 3, Barnes & Noble Oakbrook, 297 COSLEY RUN Oakbrook Center, Oak Brook. Pastry WHERE: Memorial Park, 208 W. Union Ave., Wheaton WHEN: 7:30 a.m. Saturday, June 7 chef Gale Gand signs copies of her COST & INFO: 5k/10k costs $30 through June 2; $10 for the half-mile Zippity Zoo run for ages 6 to 12; register online at www. new book, “Lunch!” Information: active.com until June 2 for discount; www.cosleyzoo.org store-locator.barnesandnoble.com/ ABOUT: Runners, walkers and children can take part in the 33rd Cosley Zoo Run for the Animals. The race, named best 5k/10k store/2361. LIVE TEAM TRIVIA, 8 p.m. June 3, in the Midwest by Competitor magazine in 2011, is followed by music, awards and refreshments. The event is hosted by the StoneHouse Pub, 103 Stephen St., Cosley Foundation. Lemont. Prizes to the top three teams. Information: 630-257-1300. book, followed by coloring or a craft. St., Naperville. First guest visit is Street, Downers Grove. Play three KARAOKE, 8 p.m. June 3, Tailgaters Information: store-locator.barnesandcomplimentary. All subsequent visits songs or 15 minutes. Information: Sports Bar & Grill, 431 W Boughton noble.com/store/2361. come with a guest fee of $20 to cover www.ballydoylepub.com. Road, Bolingbrook. Information: www. beverages and light refreshments. tailgatersgrill.com/events or 630-679- U.S. NATIONAL PARKS, 12:30 p.m. June 4, Benedictine University Center Information: rcndowntown.com. JUNE 5 1994. for Lifelong Learning, 1832 Centre TAKE BACK THE COUNTY SEAT, 5:30 OPEN MIC, 8:30 p.m. June 3, MulPoint Circle, Naperville. Learn about p.m. June 4, Naper Settlement, 523 S. HOW TO MAKE YOUR FINANCIAL PLAN len’s, 3080 Warrenville Road, Lisle. our national parks’ challenges and Webster St., Naperville. Social gathSUCCESSFUL, 9 a.m. June 5, BeneInformation: 630-505-0240 or www. history. This class will provide the ering with food and drinks will begin. dictine University Center for Lifelong mullensbarandgrill.com. history of the National Park Service Naper Settlement Curator of Research Learning, 1832 Centre Point Circle, TRIVIA NIGHT, 9 p.m. June 3, Ballydoyle and the geology behind some of the Bryan Ogg will present a history of Naperville. Organize your financial in Downers Grove, 5157 Main St., more interesting parks. The class will the Raid and offer explanations of information, budgets, and plans to Downers Grove. Information: www. be co-taught via Skype with a Nafact and fiction. Proceeds benefit the gain financial independence. Learn ballydoylepub.com. tional Park Ranger assigned to Denali Naperville Heritage Society. Cost $68. how to work around limitations when National Park in Alaska. Cost: $48. Tickets: www.positivelynaperville. choosing your investments. Cost: JUNE 4 Information: www.ben.edu/CLL. com/take-back-county-seat, 630$48. Information: www.ben.edu/CLL. OUR ENVIRONMENT: PROBLEMS 369-8447 or ideas@positivelynaperCITY OF SCOUNDRELS: THE 12 DAYS MODERN ARCHITECTURE, 9 a.m. June TO SOLUTIONS, 2:15 p.m. June 4, ville.com. OF DISASTER THAT GAVE BIRTH TO 4, Benedictine University Center Benedictine University Center for WEDNESDAYS: WOODS & WINE, 5:30 MODERN CHICAGO, 10:30 a.m. June for Lifelong Learning, 1832 Centre Lifelong Learning, 1832 Centre Point p.m. June 4, The Morton Arboretum, 5, Benedictine University Center for Point Circle, Naperville. Study the Circle, Naperville. Easy-to-under4100 Illinois Route 53, Lisle. WednesLifelong Learning, 1832 Centre Point various styles and movements from stand explanations of the science day is the new Friday. Enjoy wine, Circle, Naperville. Author Gary Krist’s Modernism through Post-Modernism behind major environmental issues. beer, tapas and live music outdoors. book is the basis of this class. 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By SCOTT SCHMID sschmid@shawmedia.com CHARLESTON – Vika Marmaite might not feel that comfortable yet with the English language, but she certainly has a firm grasp on the triple jump. Growing up in Lithuania, Marmaite did track for two years and was first in her age group in that event. On Saturday, the Lemont junior added a second-place medal from the IHSA Class 3A girls state track meet at Eastern Illinois University to her resume after posting a distance of 39 feet, 7 inches. Coming to this country in time to start the second semester at Lemont, Marmaite said she was able to fit right in with her teammates thanks to track and field. “Yes, because I go to the track and there are a lot of girls,” she said. “They saw me jump and they said, ‘Wow, you are amazing.’ So that was good.” Marmaite wasn’t the only Indian to notch all-state status. Despite self-admittedly battling nerves, fellow junior Jacque Desmond added a sixth-place showing in the pole vault after clearing 11 feet. “The state meet, it’s pretty crazy, I’m not going to lie. I was pretty nervous,” Desmond said. “I thought my nerves were going to get the best of me and that I was going to screw up or my steps were going to get off or that my mind was going to mess with me, but I kept it together.” To calm herself down, she used visualization. “I just visualized my vault,” the junior said, “and watched the other girls and tried to do what they did and just remember that I’ve gone over all these heights already

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Lemont’s Vika Marmaite competes in the finals of the Class 3A triple jump Saturday at the IHSA state meet. A transfer from Lithuania, the junior finished second in the event. and that I’d be able to do it.” Desmond also gained valuable knowledge for a possible return trip next spring. “I definitely learned to calm down, take it easy and

take it all in,” she said. “This is the last meet of the season, so just have fun with it.” Both Marmaite and Desmond eclipsed the previous top state finish by a Lemont

girls track athlete, which was set by Elissa Bitterman in 2010 (seventh in the high jump). It was the second time in program history that two athletes brought home medals from the

same state meet. Marmaite also qualified for state in the long jump and finished 13th out of 31 competitors in the prelims. The top 12 moved on to Saturday’s finals.

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Lemont soccer moves on to sectional championship game SUBURBAN LIFE MEDIA Lemont’s girls soccer team advanced to the sectional championship match at Lincoln-Way West at 5 p.m. today after defeating Providence 2-0 on Tuesday. Lauren Lumsden found the back of the net early in the second half to break a scoreless tie and Kim Jerantowski later added an insurance goal. Kelly Fritz made two saves to record her 19th shutout of the season. The Indians, who improved to 19-2-2 on the spring, had captured the title at their own regional with a 5-0 win against Washington on May 23. With a win Friday, Lemont would move on to Tuesday’s Normal West supersectional game against either the host school or Mahomet-Seymour.

BOYS TENNIS Lemont nearly captured a sectional title on Saturday but instead settled for second place after scoring 20 points at the Joliet West event. Joliet Catholic (22) emerged as the team champion. Most importantly, the Indians qualified a singles player and a doubles team for the IHSA state tournament. Junior Nick Urban advanced after finishing third in the singles bracket. Urban did not lose a game in his first two matches before falling 4-6, 6-3, 6-4 to eventual champion Tom Carney of Joliet West. He then bounced back to win 6-1, 6-2 in the third place match. The doubles team of Nathaniel Burner and Joe Ziebell also placed third to make it to state. They won their first two matches in straight sets and bounced back from 7-5, 6-3 semifinal loss with a 7-6, 6-3 victory. Singles player Faraz Longi won a singles match, and the doubles team of Ace Matthews and Juan Diaz-Sanin also picked up a win.

SOFTBALL Lemont began the postseason with a 14-2 victory against Chicago Agricultural Science in a Class 3A regional semifi-

nal game on Tuesday. With the win, the Indians advanced to Saturday’s championship game of the regional they are hosting. Rylie Jay had a home run and three RBIs, and Maddy Vermejan had two hits and three RBIs. On May 22, Lemont defeated TF South 3-2 as Jay went 4-for-5 with a double and Anna Smagacz had two hits and the game winning RBI. On that day, the program hosted its annual Strike Out Cancer event. A couple of special guests threw out the first pitch – longtime LHS math teacher Ron Cygan, who is retiring at the end of the school year, and 2-year-old Stefanie Banner, the daughter of Lemont coach Greg Banner. Ron was diagnosed with prostrate cancer in the fall and has been undergoing treatments. Last summer, Stefanie was diagnosed with nephroblastoma, a cancer of the kidneys that typically occurs in children. She had surgery soon after her diagnosis, and since then she has undergone radiation and chemotherapy. Proceeds from this year’s Strike Out Cancer fundraising efforts will benefit both childhood cancer and prostate cancer research.

BOYS TRACK Competing at Friday’s Romeoville Class 3A sectional, Lemont scored 10 points to finish in 12th place but did not have any state qualifiers. Eric Whatley was fourth in the 200-meter dash after crossing the line in 22.67, and Christian Goushas was sixth in the 100 with a time of 11.19. Edward Kostrubala added a fourth-place finish in the discus with a mark of 152 feet, 1 inch and Nathan Palermo was sixth in that event (143-9). Joe Sciacca was eighth in the pole vault and Matt Gagen was ninth in the 3,200.

BOYS VOLLEYBALL The 2014 season came to an end for Lemont with a 25-18, 25-13 loss against Bolingbrook in a Plainfield North regional quarterfinal match on Monday.

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The Wright call Charlie Wright lifts Lemont baseball in playoff opener By SCOTT SCHMID sschmid@shawmedia.com JOLIET – Brian Storako and his staff had plenty of discussions about whether to pitch Jake Latz in Lemont’s playoff opener Wednesday or save their ace for a possible regional final. But when your No. 2 pitcher is Charlie Wright, the decision is a little easier. Entering the Joliet Catholic Class 3A regional semifinal matchup against Oak Forest with a 0.90 ERA, the senior left-hander saw that number shrink even lower as he tossed a complete-game shutout in the Indians’ 5-0 victory. Wednesday was the third meeting between the two teams this spring. The Bengals had won both regular season matchups in which Wright also started on the mound, though he had allowed just two earned runs in 11⅔ innings. “There was a lot of discussions we had about what to do,” Storako said. “No lost sleep, but we had discussions up until [Tuesday]

Joliet Catholic regional semifinal LEMONT 5, OAK FOREST 0 LEMONT TOP PERFORMERS n Charlie Wright: CG, 7 H, 8 K n Danny Dowiarz: 2-for-3, R n Jake Terrazas: 1-for-3, 2B, RBI n Jamie Glista: 1-for-3, R, RBI n Mike Wisz: 1-for-3, R, RBI

night. Even though we were 0-2 against them, we just felt that if Charlie came out and did his job, we’d be in a good position to win. And we always had Latz ready to go [in relief].” Wright walked just one batter while striking out eight. “I knew I had to throw strikes,” the senior said, “and I’ve finally figured out my curveball, which is helping. It feels good when I’m in control out there. The third time [against Oak Forest] is a charm.” Lemont (29-5) scored a single run in the second inning and then added fourth in the fifth frame as Jamie Glista

and Mike Wisz had RBI singles and Jake Terrazas drove in a run with a double. The victory sends the Indians into Saturday’s 10 a.m. regional championship game. Latz will get the ball against either be defending state champion Joliet Catholic or Lincoln-Way West. “Defense and throwing strikes are the keys,” Storako said. “We have to try to do our thing. It’s going to be a great game. Here it is, here we are. We are excited for it, the kids are excited for it.” Lemont had closed out the regular season by losing two out of three games to conclude the Stevie’s Way tournament. The Indians fell 8-6 against Andrean (Ind.) on May 22 despite two hits apiece from Mike Papierski, Wisz and Terrazas. The squad bounced back the next day with a 4-0 win against Brother Rice as Latz struck out 13 while allowing three hits in seven innings. Terrazas went 2-for-3 with three RBIs to lead the offense. On Saturday, Lemont lost 4-0 against St. Laurence with the Indians held to three hits.


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po 25, 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 14105 131st St., Lemont, IL 60439 Property Index No. 22-34-111-0020000. The real estate is improved with a single family residence. The judgment amount was $1,060,619.00. Sale terms: The bid amount, 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, shall be paid in certified funds immediately by the highest and best bidder at the conclusion of the sale. 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

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: HEAVNER, SCOTT, BEYERS & MIHLAR, LLC, 111 East Main Street, DECATUR, IL 62523, (217) 422-1719. If the sale is not confirmed for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the purchase price paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee's attorney. THE JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236-SALE You can also visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at www.tjsc.com for a 7 day status report of pending sales. HEAVNER, SCOTT, BEYERS & MIHLAR, LLC 111 East Main Street DECATUR, IL 62523 (217) 422-1719 Attorney Code. 40387 Case Number: 10 CH 03460 TJSC#: 345712 NOTE: Pursuant to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, you are advised that Plaintiff's attorney is deemed to be a debt collector attempting to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. I603077 May 16, 23, 30, 2014 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK ILLINOIS COUNTY COUNTY, DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVISION GREEN TREE SERVICING LLC Plaintiff, -v.ARUNAS GREBLIKAS, DANGUOLE GREBLIKIENE Defendants 10 CH 08031 99 TIMBERLINE DRIVE LEMONT, IL 60439 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on March 18, 2014, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on June 18, 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 99 TIMBERLINE DRIVE, LEMONT, IL 60439 Property Index No. 22-30-404002-0000.

The real estate is improved with a frame house; attached 2 car garage. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated on residential real estate at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, in certified funds/or wire transfer, is due within 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. Effective May 1st, 2014 you will need a photo identifitio is ed by t

mysuburbanlife.com yo ph cation issued by a government agency (driver's license, passport, etc.) in order to gain entry into the foreclosure sale room in Cook County and the same identification for sales held at other county venues. For information: Visit our website at service.atty-pierce.com. between the hours of 3 and 5 pm. PIERCE & ASSOCIATES, Plaintiff's Attorneys, One North Dearborn Street Suite 1300, CHICAGO, IL 60602. Tel No. (312) 476-5500. Please refer to file number PA0938349. THE JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236-SALE You can also visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at www.tjsc.com for a 7 day status report of pending sales. PIERCE & ASSOCIATES One North Dearborn Street Suite 1300 CHICAGO, IL 60602 (312) 476-5500 Attorney File No. PA0938349 Attorney Code. 91220 Case Number: 10 CH 08031 TJSC#: 34-4635 I607795 May 23, 30, June 6, 2014

gh by 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

ag 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 part of a

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK ILLINOIS COUNTY COUNTY, DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVISION TCF NATIONAL BANK Plaintiff, -v.KEN R. BUMBER A/K/A KEN BUMBER, UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS Defendants 13 CH 24908 719 WARNER AVENUE 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 March 7, 2014, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on July 10, 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 719 WARNER AVENUE, Lemont, IL 60439 Property Index No. 22-29-110006-0000. The real estate is improved with a single family residence. The judgment amount was $128,571.47. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the

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LEGAL NOTICE/PUBLIC NOTICE

VILLAGE OF LEMONT PLANNING & ZONING COMMISSION

VILLAGE OF LEMONT PLANNING & ZONING COMMISSION

Notice is hereby given that the Lemont Planning and Zoning Commission will conduct a Public Hearing on Wednesday, June 18, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. in the upstairs chamber room at Village Hall, 418 Main Street, Lemont, Illinois on the following matter:

Notice is hereby given that the Lemont Planning and Zoning Commission will conduct a Public Hearing on Wednesday, June 18, 2014, at 6:30 p.m. in the upstairs chamber room at Village Hall, 418 Main Street, Lemont, Illinois on the following matter:

Case Name: Case Number: Address: PIN:

Talcott Outdoor Dining and Drinking Area Special Use 2014-04 427-443 Talcott Ave., Lemont, IL. 22-20-405-024-0001, -1002, -1003, -1004, -1005, and -1006

Case Name: Case Number: Address: PIN:

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

The purpose of the hearing is to consider an application made by Jerry Kulhanek, acting on behalf of 507 Talcott LLC, owner of the subject property. The applicant is requesting a special use permit for an outdoor dining and drinking area at the subject property.

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.

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

__________________________________ Anthony Spinelli, Chairman Lemont Planning and Zoning Commission May 30, 2014 Lemont Suburban Life 7843

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