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Class celebrates 40th reunion Deborah Monks and Terri Smith-Pfeiffer catch up during a dinner for the Lemont High School Class of 1973’s 40th reunion, which was Saturday at the Lemont Township Community Center. The reunion also included a school tour Aug. 30 and a picnic Sunday.

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SUBURBAN LIFE MEDIA LEMONT – The Keepataw Days Festival returned for its 65th year, with entertainment taking place from Aug. 30 to Monday in downtown Lemont. Alhough there were thun-

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Jacob Katauskas of Lemont gets his face painted during the annual Keepataw Days Festival held Saturday in Lemont.

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ABOVE: Noah Bushman of Woodridge enjoys the Bumper Cars during the annual Keepataw Days Festival on Saturday in Lemont. BELOW: Dorian (left) and Dante Mordan of Shorewood ride motorcycles during the annual Keepataw Days Festival on Saturday in Lemont.

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LIPPNER - LOO WEDDING ANNOUNCEMENT Michael and Jane Lippner of Lemont, IL announce the marriage of their son, Matthew Lippner, to Elizabeth Amanda Loo, daughter of Ernest Loo and Dr. Victoria Wang of Honolulu, HI. After inishing high school at Punahou School, Honolulu, HI in 2003, Elizabeth graduated in 2007 from University of Notre Dame. She continued on to Graduate School at the Stritch School of Medicine, Loyola University Chicago, graduating in June 2013. Since then Elizabeth has started her irst year of residency in pediatrics at the University of California, Los Angeles. Matthew graduated from Lemont High School in 2003. After he graduated in 2007 from the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana, he attended the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee and graduated from there in 2007. Matthew has also started his irst year of residency in internal medicine at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA. The couple were married by Fr, John Cunningham on Saturday, June 8, 2013 at 1pm at the Madonna Della Strada Chapel at Loyola University Chicago with a reception afterwards at the groom’s parents home. Elizabeth was given in marriage by her father, Ernest Loo. The Matron of honor was the bride’s sister, Meredith Alejo. Her bridesmaids were Olivia Ackerly (the bride’s cousin), Kathy Stofan, and Meghan Quigley. Daniel Anco was Matthew’s best man. Michael Lippner, Jr, Jonathan Lippner and Corey Anco were the groomsmen. Christopher Loo and Scott Choy were Ushers.

Man dies after jumping from I-355 bridge in Lemont at 5:40 p.m. at mile post 10 of northbound I-355, just north of 127th Street. The man landed on the ground next to the river and the Office of the Cook County Medical Examiner declared him dead at the scene, Cerrano said. State Police are investigating the incident as a possible suicide, according to Cerrano.

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LEMONT – The Lemont Center for the Arts will display artwork by 23 artists during its Third Anniversary Exhibit, which opens to the public on today and will be on available for viewing Friday through Sunday until Oct. 27. It will be the center’s first judged and juried show, with art educator Jerry Stefl serving as the judge. Cash prizes will be awarded to first, second and third place during an opening reception Sunday. The first place winner will receive $300, the runner up will get $200 and the artist who comes in third will be given $100. Mona Parry, one of the organizers of the event, said via email that the center chose to have a juried show to present the center as a professional gallery. “While we always exhibit the best local art, a juried and judged exhibit gives the LCA the added touch of having an unbiased, professional, qualified person judge and comment on the artwork,” she said. Parry said besides the usual paintings, drawings, photography and ceramics,

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John Mason, 48, of 800 State St., was charged with aggravated assault after an incident at 6:40 p.m. Sept. 1 in the 800 block of State Street.

Lemont man charged with resisting officer Stephen G. Mason, 56, of 800 State St., was charged with resisting and obstructing a peace officer after an incident at 6:40 p.m. Aug. 30 in the 800 block of State Street.

Juvenile charged disorderly conduct A juvenile was charged with resisting or obstructing a peace officer and disorderly conduct after an incident at 6 a.m. Aug. 29 in the 1100 block of State Street.

Unlawful use of recreational area Daniel Birmingham, 49, of 225 Freehauf St., and Michael Wirtz, 50, of 1258 Abbey Oaks Drive, were charged with unlawful use of a recreational area after an incident at 8:28 p.m. Aug. 26 in the 14700 block of National Park Drive.

DUI • Tony Pasarikoff, 38, of 736 McCarthy St., was charged with driving under the influence of drugs and disobeying a stop sign after a traffic stop at 8:50 p.m. Aug. 27 at Freehauf Street and Keepataw Drive. • Christopher Abels, 50, of 702 Julia St., was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol and disobeying a traffic control device after a traffic stop at 1:32 p.m. Aug. 30 at Main and Kotlin streets. • Gwenda O’Neill, 53, of 800 Main St., was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, possession of drug equipment, improper lane usage See POLICE, page 8

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• Renee Lima, 36, of 426 Francis St., Joliet, was charged with driving while license suspended and defective muffler after a traffic stop at 12:58 p.m. Aug. 31 in the 15700 block of New Avenue. • Ana Escudero-Gutierrez, 46, of 1610 Barry Circle, Crest Hill, was charged with no valid Illinois driver’s license and speeding above posted limit after a traffic stop at 10:17 a.m. Sept. 1 in the 15700 block of New Avenue.

Theft • Currency was stolen from a vehicle at 6:23 p.m. Aug. 28 in the zero block of Loblolly Court. • A Dell laptop was stolen from a vehicle between 9 p.m. Aug. 31 and 11 a.m. Sept. 1 in the 300 block of Main Street.

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More than 40 nonprofits in DuPage County receive funding from the county’s Human Services Grant Fund, which vets and approves money for agencies that improve the quality of life for residents. In the nearly two decades the fund has existed, it has become a million-dollar source of revenue for the agencies it aids. Since its inception, said Mary Keating, DuPage County director of community services, the Human Services Grant Fund has been a “recognition by the county of the important work that nonprofits do.” Nonprofit organizations considered for funding go through an extensive screening process, Keating said. They must be operational within the county for a minimum of three years and provide a direct and basic human service to the residents of DuPage County. Those that have a track record of assisting the poor and have worked with the county previously are preferred. There also is an application process that includes financial assessments and submission of a detailed monetary request plan. Qualified agencies are graded on a scale that awards a percentage of requested funds – ranging from 90 percent to the minimum of $3,391. Keating said almost $2 million in requests were made last year. “There are quite a few different areas of need in the community, and the more areas you can touch, the more good you’re doing,” said County Board member Rob Larsen. “On the other side of the coin, having this stamp of approval from the county helps them raise funds and helps them perform their job.” Keating said the fund’s rigorous approval system ensures that agencies awarded recognition are stable, transparent and trustworthy.

“There are quite a few different areas of need in the community, and the more areas you can touch, the more good you’re doing.” Rob Larsen DuPage County Board member Executive Director of Sharing Connections Chris Cholewa said the grant gives her furniture bank the ability to better serve those who have recently moved into housing, but don’t have the income for furniture. This year, the organization asked for $48,000 and received $18,400. But she said the opportunity to network with other service providers in the area has been worthwhile. “We, like others, don’t duplicate services,” she said. “Everyone refers their clients to us, and we only do our job. We’re not doing social work, we’re not doing anything else, we can focus on what we’re good at.” Becky Beilfuss, executive director of the Teen Parent Connection in Glen Ellyn, said her organization used the funds to provide services for young parents. “Really our goal is to build that seamless avenue of care so families who need it can be taken care of,” she said. “We don’t have to reinvent the wheel because there are already experts out there doing housing or mental health.” Larsen said by cultivating nonprofit interactions and providing an unofficial endorsement, the county can make a greater impact for its dollar. “There is a lot of need in this county, but there are a lot of organizations out there looking to help people in need,” he said. “Some guidance and maybe a little bit of seed money can get those resources pointed in the right direction.”

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Now that a new Illinois law permits DuPage County to charge us a stormwater utility fee on the same property that Downers Grove is already charging a stormwater utility fee, we are fortunate that at least Downers Grove has dropped part of the real estate taxation on our property as a credit, in effect, for the stormwater fee being assessed. But, when the county collects its own stormwater tax on the same property that Downers Grove was already collecting it, will the county cut the property tax that it assesses accordingly? Maybe. Maybe not. And exactly what will the county do with one or two new sources of money, and will we be able to vote on any of this?

Pony ride cruelty Whoever wrote or called [about pony ride cruelty] is absolutely correct. It is cruel and unusual punishment for the animals. Is Berwyn really going to be a part of animal abuse with this hot weather for their next fair? And, you know, Hollywood can’t do it anymore. It’s also an archaic form of entertainment. If you want your child to be on a horse, take them to a real horse stable to ride a real horse or a pony that they don’t abuse riding around in circles, making them dizzy, etc. So get with the new millennium, Berwyn. It’s time. Thank you.

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street parking in Brookfield when most every house has a garage or driveway? If the village charged a reasonable fee to park on the street overnight, say $10 or $20 per month, most people would probably put their cars away at night, while allowing an equitable option for those who don’t have a garage. This would also reduce crime because fewer cars would be on the street for thieves to break into. I’m sure the village wouldn’t be angry with the extra revenue, and with less cluttered streets, property values might actually increase.

Public spending I think it’s outrageous in these tight economic times that Lyons Township High School district is gonna spend $21 million to move air conditioning units, just because it makes a little noise during performances. I mean, they can mic the actors on the stage, or the presenters. It’s ridiculous. Also, you have to redo a whole cafeteria that’s been there all those years and is functioning? The people are in there 20 minutes a day. I mean, this is big time bucks. Whose brother-in-law is getting the contract? I’d like to know.

Scanning licenses I wanted to alert [everyone] to the practice at Target stores where they scan your driver’s license. They’re collecting this information. What are they going to do with this information, sell it to insurance companies or the Secretary of State?

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COMMUNITY VOICE Susan Birkenmaier instruction and curriculum. Illinois adopted the Common Core standards in 2010, recognizing the need to update existing learning standards. The creators of the Common Core consulted with parents, teachers and school administrators through public comment periods in September 2009 and March 2010. Illinois is in the process of updating science standards as well. The Next Generation Science Standards will provide a new way of teaching science and engineering to students in kindergarten through 12th grade. As a lead state, Illinois helped to write the standards and provided guidance on their eventual implementation. Students will benefit from the Common Core’s consistency and higher standards. The Common Core aligns with international standards as well, so students will be well equipped to compete in today’s global economy. Because it encourages students to apply and demonstrate their knowledge in real world settings, Illinois students will be better prepared for life after high school graduation.

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8THUMBS UP/THUMBS DOWN Kelly Kwasniewski is a volunteer with the Chicago Bird Collision Monitors, an organization that looks for birds that are hurt or killed from flying into windows and takes them to care centers for treatment or release. We give Kelly a thumbs up for making Chicago a safer place for our avian friends. Photo provided

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Kelly Kwasniewski, shown with a black billed cuckoo at Willowbrook Wildlife Center, works with the Chicago Bird Collision Monitors to rescue injured birds in Chicago.

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8LETTERS Thank you, ‘I Grow Lemont’ To the Editor: On behalf of Lemont Township and the Lemont Food Pantries, I would like to thank “I Grow Lemont” sincerely for assisting households here in Lemont Township that are struggling to live at or below the local poverty level. You have assisted in so many ways with what you have put on the tables in these homes. Your vision, the product of your work and your compassion has produced fresh, healthy eating for homes that otherwise Anna Schier, news editor aschier@shawmedia.com 630-427-6248

have passed on purchasing nutritious options because of the cost. To supply fresh vegetables via donations to the food pantries, distribution through events hosted for low-income households, or allowing myself to hand deliver fresh veggies to individual’s homes is a gift that has been received with much gratitude and appreciation. To use the profit of your sales at the Lemont Farmers Market for purchase of $25 Aldi gift certificates has been a contri-

bution to our most strapped homes that has elicited smiles and exclamations of “Thanks so much!” from every recipient. Each person who has received either produce or a gift certificate is aware of the wonderful work and generosity of the founders and visionaries of the I Grow Lemont community garden. I Grow Lemont is known and appreciated in homes that take no act of kindness, no matter See LETTERS, page 14

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49 PERCENT: The library 36 PERCENT: Neighborhood parks 11 PERCENT: The pool 4 PERCENT: Recreation centers

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New business offers healthy dog food options By DAN FARNHAM dfarnham@shawmedia.com LEMONT – Lori McCaffrey, owner of All Paws Pantry, 1226 S. State St., knows from personal experience the benefits of grain-free dog food. She and her husband and business partner, Dennis, own eight dogs. They would often have to get their dogs treated for allergies and ear infections. “Immediately, as I switched over to grain-free food, I stopped taking them over to the vet,” she said. While the food costs more, she said she saved money by not making those vet appointments. McCaffrey wanted to share her experience with other dog owners. So she opened All Paws Pantry on Aug. 2, which serves premium and grainfree dog food and other pet supplies.

Grand opening

“Our mission is to be a healthy pet store for Lemont. It’s not about us. It’s about your pets.”

When: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday Where: All Paws Pantry, 1226, S. State St., Lemont More information: The opening will feature free nail trimming (a service that will be offered the first Saturday of every month), hourly raffles, food, drinks and a free pet gift for the first 50 customers. Sales representatives from Fromm, Born Free and Stella and Chewy’s will also be present.

McCaffrey and store manager Mark Dopkowski previously were in business at a different location, under the name All Critter Feed. While McCaffrey worked at a post office before starting the business, Dopkowski had business experience as a manager for Portillo’s. He said he met the McCaffreys at Portillo’s five years

Mark Dopkowski Store manager

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All Paws Pantry owner Lori McCaffrey offers grain-free dog food at her store on State Street in Lemont. ago. He went into business with them because he was getting burnt out by the restaurant industry. Dopkowski found new energy working with a different kind of dog. “It feels good when people tell you that because of what

you’re feeding the animals, they’re feeling better,” he said. McCaffrey said before she opened her store in Lemont, she had to go to stores in Downers Grove and Willowbrook to find the same kind of selection of premium dog

food. “Now, since we’ve opened, we’ve gotten so many people who used to go to those two stores,” she said. Dopkowski, who hopes to open more stores, said he wants people to think of All Paws Pantry as Lemont’s source for all its pet food needs. If customers do not find the product that they want, he will try to make a custom order for them. “Our mission is to be a healthy pet store for Lemont,” he said. “It’s not about us. It’s about your pets.”


Lemont High School board names former member to fill vacancy

LEMONT – Daniel Harris, owner and managing partner of Lemont’s Ace Hardware store, was elected to the North American Retail Hardware Association’s board of directors at the organization’s annual meeting, according to a news release from the association.

Harris, who also owns an Ace Hardware in Palos Heights, opened the Lemont store in 2012. The North American Retail Hardware Association is a nonprofit trade association that provides information, communication, training programs and networking opportunities for the industry.

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LEMONT – Gary Gray, who served on the Lemont Township High School District 210 Board of Education from 1993 to 2003, was sworn in to fill a board vacancy during a special meeting Thursday. He will serve a two-year term, after which another two-year term will be open for election in spring 2015. Gray also has been active on the council for Bethany Lutheran Church, serving as its president from 2007 to

2009 and from 2011 to 2012. He was a member of the village of Lemont’s Planning and Zoning Commission from 1990 to 1994. Gray works as the Midwest Area Sales Manager for Piab USA, a manufacturer of industrial vacuum components. His wife, Sue, is a kindergarten teacher in Lemont-Bromberek School District 113A. Gray is replacing George Rimbo, the recently appointed chief for the Lemont Fire Protection District, who resigned in August.

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Hands directs first performance at Chicago fest By DANNY CIAMPRONE dciamprone@shawmedia.com Often times the creative process starts with a single image – a point from where the rest of the story will unfold with all the emotion and drama included. That same process is what Christine Hands uses when she writes, directs or choreographs dance. For the first time, Hands directed a contemporary dance piece, “Icicles,” that she wrote to not only convey dance, but also theatrical elements that take audiences on a journey through the seasons. “It became a meditation on how we protect ourselves either from the elements, or emotional forces, and then the meditation on that is it goes through the seasons, so from winter, spring, summer, autumn and back to winter again,” said the 27-year-old Clarendon Hills resident. Hands is not only directing, but she will also dance in the production this weekend at the Chicago Fringe Festival. “Icicles” will mark a major stepping stone in the dancer’s life, but it’s a journey that has been a long one for Hands as she has been dancing since she was 3 years old. “My mom signed me up for ballet when I was in preschool because my friend was doing it, and I was like the kid in class who was starring out the window,” Hands said. “But I enjoyed it.” Hands couldn’t explain it, but at one point in her life she decided dance was her calling and that’s what she wanted to do. “Probably when I was like in sixth or seventh grade I declared one day that I was going to be a professional dancer and my parents were like, ‘Yeah so good luck with that,’” Hands said with a laugh.

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Choreographer Christine Hands of Clarendon Hills holds a pose Tuesday in front of the Allegro Music & Dance Academy, 315 Canal St. in Lemont. Hands, a Hinsdale Central High School alumna, is directing the show “Icicles” at the Chicago Fringe Festival in Chicago.

After participating in theater at Hinsdale Central High School, Hands got a degree in

dance and English from the University of Iowa. She said she has been dancing ever since as she now teaches it to both kids and adults at Allegro Music and Dance Academy in Lemont. Hands said having a degree in English “always helps” in thinking of ideas for dance performances and the same was true while writing “Icicles” back in May. “I read a lot as a kid, so I journal a lot in my process and a lot of times for me even

if it doesn’t come through visually to the audience, like the direct narrative, I work from a more theatrical narrative perspective and then I try to direct it so everyone can have their own take on it,” she said. “I think of my dances as a mini story.” “Icicles” features all professional dancers from Chicago who Hands started rehearsing with in June three days a week for two- to fourhour sessions at a time. This was also Hands’ first time

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directing a full-length show as the longest show she choreographed previously was 10 minutes. “This piece is running 45 to 50 minutes, so it’s kind of a huge jump,” she said. Hands performed “Icicles” on Monday for the first time for audiences and said the performance went “very well.” She will perform “Icicles” again at the Chicago Fringe Festival on Saturday and Sunday in Jefferson Park.

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LEMONT – Heartland Blood Centers will host blood drives at four locations during September. The dates are: • 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, at St. Matthew Evangelical Lutheran Church, 305 Lemont St. • 3 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11, at Christ Community Church, 13400 Bell Road • 2:30 to 6:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 25, at Lemont Public Library, 50 E. Wend St. • 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, Sept. 28, at Lemont Calvary Church, 1375 State St. To be a blood donor, individuals must be 17 years old or 16 with written parental permission; weigh 110 pounds or more; be symptom free of cold, flu and allergies and be in general good health.

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Thursday, September 12 6-9PM – The Filling Station, Chicago OGD 8PM-12AM – The House Pub, The Humble Organisms 8:30-11:30PM – McNally’s Irish Pub, Jeffers/Catalano Organ Trio

Friday, September 13 6-9PM – The Alibi, Andy Schlinder Trio 6:30-9:30PM – Isacco Kitchen, Chris Madsen Duo 9:30PM-1:30AM – The House Pub, Frank Catalano Saxtet

Saturday, September 14 11AM-2PM – The Office, Andy Schlinder Duo 6-9PM – Isacco Kitchen, Chris Madsen Duo 6-9PM – The Filling Station, Take Five 7-9PM – Biggby Coffee, Brothers Jazz Experience 7-10PM – Nuova Italia Ristorante, Rat Pack Jazz 8:30-11:30PM – McNally’s Irish Pub, The Maxwell Quartet 9:30PM-1:30AM – The House Pub, Frank Catalano Saxtet

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CLARENDON HILLS GriefShare Support Group, 7 p.m. Monday, Christian Church of Clarendon Hills, 5750 Holmes Ave., Clarendon Hills. For information, visit www.ccch.org. Clarendon Hills Woman’s Club, 7:30 p.m. Monday, Church of the Holy Nativity, 55th Street and Richmond Avenue, Clarendon Hills. Call Charlette Lukes, 630-6541909. Hinsdale-Clarendon Hills Kiwanis Club, 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Hinsdale Public Library, 20 E. Maple St., Hinsdale. For information, call 630-323-4234. Courage To Change Al-Anon Family Group, 1 p.m. Wednesday, Community Presbyterian Church, 39 N. Prospect Ave., Room 8, Clarendon Hills. WHBCD Kiwanis Breakfast Club, 8 a.m. Wednesday, Holiday Inn-Willowbrook, 7800 Kingery Highway, Willowbrook. For Willowbrook, Burr Ridge, Hinsdale, Clarendon Hills and Darien. For information, call Dorothy Catinella at 630-887-7737. Mothers of Preschoolers, 9 to

DARIEN Chicago Pet Show 2013, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Darien Sports Complex, 451 Planfield Rd., Darien. Go for your pet’s nutritional and wellness advice from local pet food and clinics. Stick around to meet loads of needy rescues that need your help! Cost is $7 for adults, and kids under 18 and seniors over 65 are free. For information, call 630-3854000 or visit www.chicagopetshow.com/. St. John Lutheran Church Booth at Darienfest, noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, Darien Community Park, 71st Street and Clarendon Hills Road, Darien. This year St. John will highlight its K-9 Comfort Dog Ministry. Comfort Dog Shami will be present along with other Lutheran Church Charities (LCC) K-9 Comfort Dogs who traveled to Sandy Hook, Conn., and/or Boston for disaster response. Overeaters Anonymous, 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Lord of Life Lutheran Church, 725 75th St., Darien. For information, call 630972-9074. Argonne Toastmasters Club 128, noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Argonne National Laboratory, 9700 Cass Ave., Darien. For information, visit 128.toastmastersclubs.orgor email contact-128@ toastmastersclubs.org. WHBCD Kiwanis Breakfast Club, 8 a.m. Wednesday, Holiday Inn-Willowbrook, 7800 Kingery Highway, Willowbrook. For Willowbrook, Burr Ridge, Hinsdale, Clarendon Hills and Darien. For information, call Dorothy Catinella at 630-887-7737. Sales Professionals of Illinois Inc., 7:30 to 8:45 p.m. Thursday, Pancake Delight House, 75th Street and Fairview Avenue, Darien. For information, call Eve Dunn at 630-852-0580. Darien VFW and Ladies Auxiliary, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Eisenhower Junior High School, 1410 75th St., Darien. Call Earl McMahon, 630-963-3858.

HINSDALE Hinsdale Rotary Club, 12:15 p.m. Friday, Community House, 415 W. Eighth St., Hinsdale. For information, call 630-286-9541 or visit www.hinsdalerotary.org. Bereaved Parents USA West Suburban Chapter, 8 p.m. Friday, Redeemer Lutheran Church, First Street and Park Avenue, Hinsdale. Every first Friday. For parents, siblings and grandparents who have experienced the death of a child. For information, call Donna at 630-279-6148. Chicagoland Daylily Society, 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Community House, 415 W. Eighth St., Hinsdale. Discussing many aspects of growing daylilies. Refreshments served. For information, visit www. chicagolanddaylilysociety.org. Pills Anonymous, 6 to 7 p.m. Monday, Pills Anonymous, Classroom T, 119 N. Oak St., Hinsdale. Support group for people who may be dependent on anti-anxiety and/ or prescription pain medication. For information, call 630-6567050. AA Big Book Study, 7 to 8 p.m.

Monday, Union Church of Hinsdale, 137 S. Garfield Ave., Hinsdale. For information, call 630-323-4303 or visit www.uchinsdale.org. Hinsdale-Clarendon Hills Kiwanis Club, 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Hinsdale Public Library, 20 E. Maple St., Hinsdale. For information, call 630-323-4234. Stroke Support Group, 10 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Hinsdale Hospital, 120 N. Oak St., Hinsdale. South East Association for Special Parks and Recreation. Free. For information call 630-960-7600 or 630-856-7900. Coaches Elite, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Whole Foods, 500 E. Ogden Ave., Hinsdale. For information, contact Shar Gildersleeve at 630455-0260 or llcoaching@aol.com. WHBCD Kiwanis Breakfast Club, 8 a.m. Wednesday, Holiday Inn-Willowbrook, 7800 Kingery Highway, Willowbrook. For Willowbrook, Burr Ridge, Hinsdale, Clarendon Hills and Darien. For information, call Dorothy Catinella at 630-887-7737. Christian Women’s Connection, noon to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Ruth Lake Country Club, 6200 Madison Ave., Hinsdale. Monthly

luncheon. For information, call Debby Heniff at 630-910-0001. Women Connected from the Start Support Group, 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Wellness House, 131 N. County Line Road, Hinsdale. Support group for women regarding the physical changes and emotional transitions associated with new and continuing treatment. For information, call Cece Cornell at 630-654-5111, email ccornell@ wellnesshouse.org or visit www. wellnesshouse.org. Pills Anonymous, 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Pills Anonymous, Classroom T, 119 N. Oak St., Hinsdale. Support group for people who may be dependent on anti-anxiety and/ or prescription pain medication. For information, call 630-6567050.

LEMONT Free Business Networking Event, 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Marquette Bank, 15730 W. 127th Street, Lemont. Enjoy an evening of refreshments, door prizes and networking opportunities. • Continued on page 20

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Alcoholics Anonymous, 12:30 a.m. to noon Friday, First United Church of Burr Ridge, 15W100 Plainfield Road., Burr Ridge. Al-Anon Friday Morning Serenity Seekers, 9:30 a.m. Fridays WHBCD Kiwanis Breakfast Club, 8 a.m. Wednesday, Holiday Inn-Willowbrook, 7800 Kingery Highway, Willowbrook. For Willowbrook, Burr Ridge, Hinsdale, Clarendon Hills and Darien. For information, call Dorothy Catinella at 630-887-7737. Annual Fall Kick-Off Meeting for Newcomers & Neighbors, 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Eddie Merlot’s, 201 Bridwell Drive, Burr Ridge. Learn about the many diverse activities available, enjoy lunch and relax with a fun group of people. Cost per person is $25 for members and non-members. RSVP by Sept. 9. Kiwanis Club of Willowbrook-Burr Ridge, noon Thursday, Holiday Inn Willowbrook, 7800 Kingery Highway, Willowbrook. Meets the first four Thursdays. For information, visit www.wbkiwanis. org.

11 a.m. Thursday, Christian Church of Clarendon Hills, 5750 S. Holmes Ave., Clarendon Hills. Registration costs $20 for the year or $3 at the door. Contact Fran Shultis at 630-654-0399 or treszrgud@ sbcglobal.net.

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“You need surgery.” Three words that no one ever wants to hear. Even the most common procedures can cause pit-of-the-stomach anxiety. You certainly don’t need to deal with scheduling, registration and insurance hassles on top of it all. At Elmhurst Outpatient Surgery Center (EOSC), you won’t have to. Licensed by the state and accredited by The Joint Commission, just like a hospital, EOSC provides same-day surgical care, including diagnostic and preventive procedures such as colonoscopies, cataract surgery, and hernia repair. As an ambulatory surgery center (ASC), however, EOSC provides a different – and, yes, much improved - patient experience. ASCs are modern health-care facilities focused on providing state of the art care and unmatched customer service. EOSC helps you get back to your family, friends, work and all of the daily activities that enrich your life – with minimum worry and little frustration.

How exactly does this care differ from what you would receive at a hospital? Reduced infection risk. Infections rates are much higher at hospitals, where it is dificult to control the transmission of diseases. EOSC’s infection rates are less than 1%, compared to the 5% experienced in many hospitals. Lower costs. Surgery is more cost effective at ASCs than at hospitals. Consider the following: Cataract surgery at EOSC costs only $3,642, compared to an average of $7,887 at other Illinois facilities, while colonoscopies run $2,592 at EOSC and an average of $4,234 at other Illinois facilities. Did you know that by shifting just half of all eligible outpatient surgeries to the ASC setting, Medicare could save an additional $2.3 million annually? A study conducted in 2010 by an ASC Advocacy Committee proved this. A better patient experience. EOSC is upping the convenience quotient even more, by offering you the option of completing registrations and medical histories online and receiving important

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People take daily vitamin supplements for a variety of reasons. Many believe that vitamins will serve as an insurance policy of sorts should they not be consuming the necessary vitamins and minerals through their diets. Others believe that vitamin supplements will ease certain ailments or help prevent diseases, such as cancer. Beliefs such as these have helped the dietary supplements business become a billion-dollar industry. There have been many clinical studies conducted to look into the correlation between vitamin supplements and the prevention of certain types of cancer. Understanding the results can be confusing. There is no magic formula for consuming a broad-spectrum vitamin supplement to serve as a blanket remedy for preventing cancer. However, there have been some studies that show certain vitamins may help lower risk for speciic cancers. For example, a study published in 2010 found women who had high levels of vitamin A and C in their bodies, whether from diet or supplement use, had fewer cases of cervical cancer compared to women with lower levels of these vitamins. Vitamin B6 has been known to have various beneits, including reducing a person’s risk of developing lung, breast and colon cancer.

Those with high blood levels of B6 have a lower risk, but there is no proof that taking B6 supplements will have the same beneits. Some studies indicate that vitamin E supplements may reducemen’s risk of developing prostate cancer. Studies in the 1970s suggested that high doses of vitamin C could be an alternative cancer treatment, says The Mayo Clinic. These indings were debunked when it was discovered the research methods used to reach the conclusions were lawed. Subsequent studies did not corroborate the 1970s results. However, more attention is now being paid to administering vitamin C intravenously, which has different effects than when the vitamin is taken orally. Until clinical trials are completed, researchers cannot say for sure if intravenous vitamin C will be the new all-natural cancer cure. It is important to note that taking vitamin supplements at the suggested levels recommended should be relatively safe for most people. Individuals should not super-dose vitamins in an effort to achieve better health results. Also, people should discuss any vitamin supplement use with doctors, as some supplements may cause potentially harmful interactions with certain medications.


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can employ the following strategies. * Stop and embrace a positive event. Take time to mull over something good that has happened and take credit for your involvement. Mentally categorize this feeling for later when you need an example of the way optimism makes you feel. * Surround yourself with optimists. Hang out with people who have a sunny view on life rather than those who bring you down or commiserate. Learning from example can help you develop more positive thinking patterns. * Believe you can and will succeed. When approaching something new, don’t set yourself up for failure. Go into it with the vision that you will thrive. Even if you don’t succeed as planned, you can use the opportunity as a learning experience and set a new plan to tackle. * Erase negative phrases from your vocabulary. Using the terms “I can’t” or “It’s impossible” is a recipe for failure. * Avoid complaints. Complaining does little more than make the person complaining feel even worse and could bring down the people around you. Because it won’t solve

anything, there really is nothing productive about it. If you must get your feelings out, write them in a book and then tuck that book away. * Take care of your body. You certainly can’t be positive if you aren’t feeling 100 percent. A well-balanced diet, routine exercise, suficient rest, and inding time to go outdoors and get some fresh air and sunshine can help keep a person on a positive path. * Get involved. Spending too much time isolated and alone can eventually degrade anyone’s feelings of well-being. Take the time to meet with people outside of your family and engage in different activities that take your mind off of stressors. People who are busy in a good way are more inclined to see the brighter side of life. * Practice positive afirmations. Tell yourself good things. Receiving praise is something that instantly can put a person in a good mood. Instead of waiting for praise from others, give yourself a pat on the back every day. * Realize that things don’t happen overnight. Becoming more optimistic will take time, but it can be done. Don’t be discouraged if it takes a little more time than you expected. Living longer and more productively comes partially from being an optimistic person and making the best of every situation.

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Learned optimism can be beneicial, helping to minimize feelings of depression, reduce stress levels and possibly improve physical health. According to a controlled study by the University of Pennsylvania’s Martin Seligman, Ph.D., and Gregory Buchanan, Ph.D., incoming university freshmen who participated in a workshop on cognitive coping skills reported fewer adverse physical problems over time and retained their physical and mental health better than those who were not in a coping skills group. This isn’t the irst evidence that optimism can have profound beneits. In a retrospective study of 34 healthy Hall of Fame baseball players who were on teams between 1900 and 1950, the known optimists lived longer. Survival rates for optimistic cancer patients are higher than for those who are hopeless. Optimists are also better equipped to handle stress and manage incidents that would incite anxiety. Although there are plenty of people who seem to be eternally optimistic, optimism is not an inherited trait. Changing perceptions and teaching oneself to be more optimistic is possible. Being an optimist doesn’t mean turning a blind eye to problems or expecting everything to be easy. Being optimistic means learning from situations and recognizing that obstacles are there for a purpose. Men and women hoping to become more optimistic


BULLETIN BOARD • Continued from page 17 Lithuanian Preschool, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, Lithuanian World Center, 14911 127th Street, Lemont. Pipiru Ratelis, at the Lithuanian World Center in Lemont, offers preschool in the Lithuanian language for children from 18 months to kindergarten age on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Children can participate in this “playgroup” setting, along with a parent or grandparent. They sing, dance, and do crafts. Depending on enrollment, an afternoon class operates Wednesdays from noon to 2 p.m. Parents select a single day each week to attend. For information or registration, call Elyte Reklaitis, Director, at 708-403-7858. Lemont-Homer Glen Rotary, noon Tuesday, Ruffled Feathers, 1 Pete Dye Drive, Lemont. For information, call John at 630-2579063. Bingo at the Lithuanian World Center, 4 p.m. Wednesday, Lithuanian World Center, 14911 127th Street, Lemont. A variety of pull-tabs are for sale, along with an early bird raffle starting at 5:15 p.m. Bingo and raffle begin at 6:45 p.m., with payouts ranging from $100 to $500. For every Bingo player, a free dinner is offered on the third Wednesday of each month. Doors open at 4 p.m. For information, call 630-257-8787. Lemont Toastmasters, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Lemont Police Station, 14600 127th St., Lemont. Practice public speaking skills. For information, call Ralph Hlavin at 630-257-1800 or email r.hlavin@ yahoo.com.

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Nature Education Center, 3609 Spring Road, Oak Brook. See how the diversity of birds in a forest preserve changes from summer to fall. Cost is $6 per person per hike; $40 for a 10 program pass. Registration required and these hikes are adults-only. Graue Mill Cornfest Family Picnic, 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Graue Mill and Museum, 3800 S. York Road, Oak Brook. You and your family can enjoy a fun-filled day. Eat some delicious food, take a wagon ride, enjoy some music, and the kids can take part in fun activities like fishing or birdhouse building. Admission to the museum is $4.50 for adults, $4 for seniors, and $2 for children 4-12. Toastmasters Club No. 7446, noon to 1 p.m. Monday, McDonald’s Corp. Headquarters, 2111 McDonald Drive, Oak Brook. Call Alex Pronove, 630-337-0597. Divorce Care Support Group, 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Oak Brook Community Churh, 3100 Midwest Road, Oak Brook. For information, call 630-986-3010.

ROMEOVILLE Neck and Back Pain Presentation with Dr. Goran Tubic, 3 p.m. Wednesday, Senior Star at Weber Place, 6075 S. Edward Drive, Romeoville. Senior Star at Weber Place will host guest lecturer Dr. Goran Tubic, interventional pain management specialist and president and founder of the Chicagoland Pain Management Institute, on Wednesday, September 4. His presentation will focus on minimally invasive ways to control neck and back pain. Dr. Tubic is highly experienced in pain management and recognized for setting the standards as a leading practitioner in state-of-the-art techniques. Hors d’oeuvres will be served. RSVP is requested by September 3. The presentation

starts at 3 p.m. Community Day of Play, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Four Seasons Park, Frontage Road and Lockport Street, Plainfield. Join the Romeoville Recreation Department and the Plainfield Park District for a free Community Day of Play on Saturday, September 7, at Four Season Park. Activities include playground games, inflatable obstacle course, crafts, Fun Olympics, giveaways and more! From 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Romeoville Area Chamber of Commerce 6th Annual Golf Outing, 11 a.m. Tuesday, Mistwood Golf Club, 1700 W. Renwick, Romeoville. Take part in this fun golf outing. Cost for an individual golfer is $125 and a foursome is $500. The costs include green fees, cart, lunch, dinner, giveaway and raffles.

WESTMONT Prostate Cancer Support Group, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Chicago Prostate Center, 815 Pasquinelli Drive, Westmont. 7 p.m. every first Wednesday at Chicago Prostate Center, 815 Pasquinelli Drive, Westmont. Does not meet in July. For information, call 630366-7862. Families Anonymous Support Group, 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Day Center/Outpatient Behavioral Health Services, 740 Pasquinelli Drive, Suite 104, Room C, Westmont. For people adversely affected by a loved one’s addiction to alcohol or drugs. For information, call 630-856-7701. Westmont American Legion, 7 p.m. Friday, Senior Center, 55 E. Richmond St., Westmont. For information, call 630-968-3490. West Suburban Alano Club Open Speaker Meetings, 7 p.m. Saturday, West Suburban Alano Club, 17 W. Quincy St., Westmont.

For information, call 630-9684694. AA for Deaf and Hard of Hearing, 7 p.m. Saturday, West Suburban Alano Club, 17 W. Quincy St., Westmont. For information, call 630-968-4694. 3rd Annual Run & Walk for Prostate Cancer Awareness, 8 a.m. Sunday, Chicago Prostate Cancer Center, 815 Pasquinelli Drive, Westmont. Join the Chicago Prostate Cancer Center for the 3rd Annual Run & Walk for Prostate Cancer Awareness on Sunday, September 8. There will be a 3K walk and 5K run, with runners chip timed. All registered participants will have a chance to win one of many gifts. Ther will also have raffles for various prizes, split the pot and more. Baby strollers and dogs are welcome. Register by July 31 and adults are $20 each and children are $10 each . After August 1, adults are $15 and children are $15. Event starts at 8 a.m. To register and for information, visit chicagoprostatefoundation.org/registration. aspx. The Chicago Prostate Cancer Center is at 815 Pasquinelli Drive in Westmont. Knights of Columbus St. John’s No. 3738, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Knights of Columbus, 25 N. Cass Ave., Westmont. For information, call 630-969-3738 or visit www. kofc3738.org.

WOODRIDGE Downers Grove Leads Club, 12:30 a.m. Thursday, Stevens Restaurant, 2393 63rd St., Woodridge. For information, call Cathy Wagner at 630-921-9720. NFL Punt, Pass and Kick Contest, 10:30 a.m. to noon Sunday, Jefferson Junior High School, 7200 Janes Ave, Woodridge. The NFL Punt,Pass and Kick competition is a national skills compe-

tition for boys and girls between the ages of 6-15 to compete separately against their peers. No pre-registration is required. Take Off Pounds Sensibly Chapter 0910, 6:30 p.m. Monday, Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 2600 75th St., Woodridge. For information, call Barb at 630-724-1209. Woodridge Rotary Club, noon Tuesday, Seven Bridges Golf Club, 1 Mulligan Drive, Woodridge. For information, call John Carey at 630-960-5417 or visit www.woodridgerotary.org. Woodridge VFW Post 1578, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Woodridge Police Department Training Room, 1 Plaza Drive, Woodridge. For information, call 630-9101578.

WILLOWBROOK Darien Fest, 1 p.m. Sunday, Darien Community Park, Plainfield Road and Clarendon Hills Road, Willowbrook. Don’t miss 2013 Darien Idol Live! Two age groups: 12-15 and 16-19. For information, visit www.darienchamber.com. WHBCD Kiwanis Breakfast Club, 8 a.m. Wednesday, Holiday Inn-Willowbrook, 7800 Kingery Highway, Willowbrook. For Willowbrook, Burr Ridge, Hinsdale, Clarendon Hills and Darien. For information, call Dorothy Catinella at 630-887-7737. Kiwanis Club of Willowbrook-Burr Ridge, noon Thursday, Holiday Inn Willowbrook, 7800 Kingery Highway, Willowbrook. Meets the first four Thursdays. For information, visit www.wbkiwanis.org. U.S. Coast Guard auxiliary, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, U.S. Coast Guard Marine Safety Office, 555 Plainfield Road, Suite A, Willowbrook. For information, call Duke at 708-485-4566.


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FLEA MARKET WHERE: Hummer Park, 4833 Fairview Ave., Downers Grove WHEN: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7; rain date Sept. 14 COST & INFO: Free to attend; 630-963-1300, www.dgparks.org Downers Grove’s Hummer Park will be transformed into a lea market for one special day with more than 100 vendors. Local residents will sell everything from baby clothes and antiques to crafts and collectibles, with plenty of additional wares to fulill your needs. Attending the event is free, but prices vary depending on the sellers. The scheduled rain date is Saturday, Sept. 14.

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WHERE: Northcott Avenue in Downers Grove WHEN: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7 COST & INFO: $30 in advance, or $35 that day at 4940 Northcott Ave.; tickets at www.noahshope.com or participating retailers The Northcott Housewalk for Hope is a tour of eight new or recently remodeled homes all on the same block of Northcott Avenue. Proceeds go to Noah’s Hope foundation to beneit research into Batten disease, a condition affecting a local family working to raise awareness and ighting for a cure.

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WHERE: Main Street and Burlington Avenue, Downers Grove WHEN: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 7 and 8 COST & INFO: Free; www.DownersGroveArtFestival.com, 847-926-4300 The Downtown Downers Grove Art Festival will feature top local talent in all mediums. More than 130 juried artists will display ceramics, jewelry, glass, photography, paintings and many other pieces in a wide range of prices. The festival offers live music and food, as well as a grafiti wall, spin art activity, art scavenger hunt and other hands-on activities for children of all ages to engage in.

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WHERE: Lemont Center for the Arts, 1243 State St., Lemont WHEN: Reception from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 8 COST & INFO: Free; 630-243-7375; LemontCenterForTheArts.wordpress.com, www. facebook.com/LemontCenterforthearts Lemont Center for the Arts presents its third anniversary exhibit highlighting works by a group of juried artists. At the opening reception, cash prizes will be awarded, and guests can meet the artists and enjoy light refreshments. The show continues through Oct. 27, and gallery hours are noon to 4 p.m. Friday and Sunday, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.


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Neat Kitchen + Bar brings big city feel to western suburbs WESTMONT – From its contemporary menu to a modern industrial interior, Neat Kitchen + Bar brings a refreshing urban vibe to the western suburbs. The Westmont destination exudes the up-to-date style of many of the bar-restaurant tandems you’d find in Chicago’s Lincoln Park, West Loop or Old Town neighborhoods, minus the long commute on the Eisenhower. A colleague and I recently had lunch at the bar and grill, situated along Cass Avenue in the heart of the village. Neat Kitchen + Bar opened in July, and is co-owned by Jason Van Lente of Westmont. Collectively, he and his two partners have more than 50 years of experience in the restaurant and bar industry. And their expertise is evident the moment you enter the attractive space. The open design goes industrial chic with high Neat Kitchen + Bar in the heart of downtown Westmont is a new destination for dining and libations. ceilings and visible air ducts. The tables are constructed of reclaimed wood, complemented by the dim glow of candles inside vintage mason jars. A bar nicely tucked at the rear of the restaurant is expansive yet cozy, replete with a flatscreen. And thoughtful attention has been paid to the wine list and craft beer offerings, The Chicken and Apple panini ofincluding seven on draft. fers a delicious pairing of chicken Adding to the modern senbreast and Granny Smith apple sibility are courtesy cellphone slices as part of its recipe. chargers for patrons sitting at Neat Kitchen + Bar’s the bar. menu is divvied up into five Yet trumping the inviting sections: Starters, Salads, amenities, the Neat Kitchen + Sandwiches, Main Dinners Bar’s menu and fare are what and Sides. really come out on top. Other starters include A perfect introduction was The 10-ounce burger at Neat Kitchen + Bar goes for big flavor with a green chili, a grilled asparthe Pork Wings appetizer. The tasty blend of ground chuck, short rib and brisket. agus dish and three-per-orfive generously sized “wings” der tacos with a variety of were doused in Asian chili dubbed the “Chicken and half dozen sandwich options tempting fillings. And among and spicy sriracha lime sauce. Apple” sandwich, but it was on the menu – included fries the sandwich choices are the It was an interesting, different hardly simple. The tender and was well-priced. Kofta: spiced ground beef menu item that paid off. The chicken breast is topped with I opted for the 10-ounce with a tomato cucumber salhint of lime on the pork gives sliced Granny Smith apples, burger, a combo of ground ad and yogurt lime sauce, and it the perfect mix of sour and Muenster cheese and chipochuck, short rib and brisket. spicy. The Pork Wings are a tle aioli, served as a panini. Unlike other takes on the trio, the 5 Spice Pork. Studying the menu with must-try. He said its smoky flavor was the three meats are blended an eye on a return visit, we For our meals, my colaccented perfectly by the together into a burger as made note of main entrees league opted for chicken, aioli, while the fresh, tangy opposed to the latter two while I chose a beef option apples made for an interesting being piled on top of the patty. for dinner, such as the half chicken with cherry tomato with a twist. contrast. That was a nice touch for the salad and grilled broccoliHe had what’s simply The concoction – one of a generously portioned dish.

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‘MEAD ME’ AT HONEY BEE SPREE WHEN: Thursday to Sunday, Sept. 5 to 8 WHERE: Morton Arboretum, 4100 Route 53, Lisle COST & INFO: Morton Arboretum’s gone sweet on honey bees with a long weekend buzzing with activities for all ages. Among the programs are a Honey Mead Dinner on Sept. 5, featuring honey-inspired food paired with mead, a honey wine; beehive tours; a honey- and bee-themed product expo with drop-in lectures by the Cook-DuPage Beekeepers Association; and a Lunch & Learn talk by one of the country’s top bee experts discussing the insect’s future. For events that require advance registration, go to mortonarb.org/education, drop by the Visitor Center or call 630-719-2468. Check out the full lineup at www.mortonarb.org, plus a “Beginning Beekeeping” class starting Sept. 10. 0N555 Winfield Road, Winfield. Return is planned for 6:45 p.m. For information, call Marcia McAdams, 630-653-7435, Judy Valentine, 630-462-0844 or Martha Ingram, 630-665-0358. “Persistent Vision” Art Exhibit, Addison Center for the Arts Gallery, Addison Trail High School, 213 N. Lombard Road, Addison. The Addison Center for the Arts will open the season with “Persistent Vision,” an exhibit featuring John Walker, an accomplished professional artist and illustrator . Gallery hours are noon to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday.

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“Early Illinois Folk Art 1825-1925” Exhibit Wednesday, DuPage County Historical Museum, 102 E. Wesley St., Wheaton. “Early Illinois Folk Art 18251925” through Oct. 27, DuPage County Historical Museum, 102 E. Wesley St., Wheaton. More than 100 different artifacts, from duck decoys to whirligigs, will be on view, including six original Sheldon Peck paintings. For information, visit www.dupagemuseum.org. “Next to Normal,” Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane, Oakbrook Terrace. Opens Aug. 22, and running through Oct. 6. Driven by a score featuring more than 30 original pop/rock songs, the narrative digs into a household’s foundation, unearthing skeletons of the past. This is a musical that asks the question: Can the seemingly perfect family survive an insurmountable event and tender the untenable? The performance schedule is: Wednesdays at 1:30 p.m. ($35), Thursdays at 1:30 p.m. ($35) and 8 p.m. ($45), Fridays at 8 p.m. ($49), Saturdays at 5 p.m. ($49), and 8:30 p.m. ($49), and Sundays at 2 p.m. ($49), and 6 p.m. ($45). For reservations call the Drury Lane Theatre box office at 630-530-0111, TicketMaster at 800-745-3000 or visit www.drurylane. com. Register Now: Winfield Historical Society Trip to Southeastern Wisconsin. The Winfield Historical Society is sponsoring a day trip to Southeastern Wisconsin on Saturday, Sept. 28. This trip will feature historic sites, electric train travel, a restored streetcar ride, museums, lunch and shopping. Register by Sept. 12 at the Winfield Public Library. The cost for the day is $85, cash or check only. The group will meet at 7:30 a.m. at Hedges Station,


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“Slaughterhouse-Five” at TWS Thursday, Theatre of Western Springs, 4384 Hampton Ave., Western Springs. The Theatre of Western Springs (TWS) “Slaughterhouse-Five,” by Eric Simonson from the novel by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr., and directed by TWS Artistic Director Rick Snyder. In this absurdist classic, Billy Pilgrim travels through time, randomly experiencing the events of his life. This marks the 500th production since the theatre’s founding in 1929. Tickets are $18 and $20. Performances are set for Sept. 5 through 8 and 12 through and 15. Blues Music at the Harlem Avenue Lounge Thursday, Harlem Avenue Lounge, 3701 South Harlem Ave., Berwyn. Sept. 5: Open Mic Blues Jam. Starts at 8:30 p.m. Free. Sept. 6: Funky Mojodaddy. Starts at 9:30p.m. $6 cover. Sept.7: Mojo Maxwell Blues Band. Starts at 9:30 p.m. $6 cover. “Leading Ladies” Friday, Building K Theatre, College of DuPage, 425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn. Buffalo Theatre Ensemble (BTE) presents the first work of its 2013-14 Season, Ken Ludwig’s “Leading Ladies,” directed by BTE Ensemble member Kurt Naebig, at the Building K Theatre at the College of DuPage. At the core of “Leading Ladies” are Jack and Leo, two downon-their-luck Shakespearean actors. Overhearing that an old lady is to leave her fortune to her long-lost nieces, they decide to use their acting skills to get the cash by pretending to be someone and something they aren’t. Tickets are between $28 to $36. Performances are Sept. 6 through 22 on Thursdays through Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m. 6th Annual Lebanese Food & Music Festival, Friday through Sunday, Our Lady of Lebanon Maronite Catholic Church, 950 N. Grace St., Lombard. Live entertainment, folk dancing, Hookah tent, DJ, games for kids and more. Admission is free. The hours are 5 to 11 p.m. on Friday, 2 to 11 p.m. on Saturday and 12:30 to 7 p.m on Sunday. Quarry Days, Friday and Saturday, Hodgkins Park District Grounds, 8997 Lyons

Street, Hodgkins. Activities include live music, car show, Bubba the Alligator, flea market, fishing tournament, trivia and bingo, fireworks and more. Hours are 6 to 10:30 p.m. on Friday and 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday. DuPage Art League: Marge Hall’s Oil Painting Students, 6 to 9 p.m. Friday through Sept. 27, Gallery 200, 200 Main Street, West Chicago. Over a dozen students will be exhibiting oil paintings. A variety of subject matter and styles will make this an exciting exhibit. Regular Gallery 200 hours are Thursday and Friday from noon to 8 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. Live Music at Bakersfield, 7 to 10 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, Bakersfield, 330 E. Ogden Ave., Westmont. Bakersfield in Westmont has live music all month long. Scheduled performers, on the patio from 7 to 10 p.m. Sept. 5: The Sean Skyler Duo (Pop, rock, and top 40); Sept. 6: The Bobby Rex Group (80s, 90s, and newer tunes you know and love); Sept. 7: The Fabulous Bredrock Brothers (British invasion era rock n’ roll) Music at Ballydoyle Pub, 9 p.m. Friday, Ballydoyle Pub, 5157 Main Street, Downers Grove. Ballydoyle Pub in Downers Grove has live music scheduled all month long. All shows start at 9 p.m. except where noted. Sept. 6: Neverly Brothers (Rockabilly - $5 cover charge); Saturday: Chicago Tribute Anthology; Sept. 8: Rock Chicago All Ages Show – Featuring young bands from around the area. Artists & Authors at Fischer Farm, Saturday and Sunday, Fischer Farm, 16W680 Old Grand Avenue, Bensenville. This fine art fair will feature fine arts and crafts for sale along with fiction and non-fiction books for all ages. Meet the artists and authors. There will be readings and discussions by the authors on both days. Free admission. From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday. Downtown Downers Grove Art Festival, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Downtown Downers Grove,

Corner of Main Street and Burlington Ave. The festival features artwork of all mediums and price points. For information, call 847-926-4300 or visit amdurproductions.com/art-festivals. Abstract Chicago Scenes at the North Riverside Mall Theatre, 9 a.m. Tuesday, North Riverside Mall Theatre, 7501 W. Cermak Rd., North Riverside. For the month of September, the North Riverside Mall Theatre will display the work of artist Chad Allen. The art display will feature a selection of his abstract architectural renderings in which he creates stark, contrasting Chicago scenes. This showcase will run for the full month of September.

FRIDAY, SEPT. 6 Movies in the afternoon, 1:30 p.m. Friday, North Berwyn Park District Community Center, 1619 Wesley Ave., Berwyn. Free popcorn and beverage. Hosted by North Berwyn Park District. Call 708-749-4900. Bartlett Farmers’ Market, 2 to 6 p.m. Friday, Village Hall Parking Lot, 228 S. Main Street, Bartlett. For information, call 630-540-5916 or visit www.village. bartlett.il.us/fmarket.html. Art Auction plus Fun and Games, 5 p.m. Friday, Village Hall, 53 S. La Grange Rd., La Grange. The dozens of bag toss board games that have set the mood for old- fashioned fun in La Grange as part of a summer art exhibit will be auctioned for charity. The event will also feature bites from local restaurants, live music, and more. Paint and Play, 7 to 9:30 p.m. Friday, The Brigantine Gallery, 734 Ogden Ave., Downers Grove. Teachers will guide you through a painting from beginning to end. All materials, snacks and beverages provided for $20; no credit cards. To make a reservation or for information, call 630-663-0399 or visit www.vickeryart.com. Johnny Rome, 8 p.m. to 12:05 a.m. Friday, Scapa Italian Kitchen, 1 Walker Ave., Clarendon Hills. Johnny Rome, a Vegas style entertainer, performs Rat Pack classics and more. Reservations

recommended. For information, call 630-323-7000. “Moonlight & Magnolias,” 8 p.m. Friday, Meiley-Swallow Hall, 31 S. Ellsworth Street, Naperville. For the movie lover in us all, Moonlight and Magnolias gives us a true-to-life, laughter-filled behind-the-scenes glimpse of how Gone With The Wind made its way to the silver screen. Barbara Eden Hosts “I Dream of Jeannie”and “Harper Valley PTA”, 8 p.m. Friday, Hollywood Palms Cinema, 352 S. Route 59, Naperville. Barbara Eden will host a special screening of favorite episodes of “I Dream of Jeannie” and “Harper Valley PTA” on Friday, Sept. 6, at the Hollywood Palms Cinema in Naperville. Guest will have the opportunity to meet Ms. Eden an hour before the screening starts at 8 p.m. Young At Heart Singles Club, 8:30 to 11:30 p.m. Friday, American Legion, 9757 Pacific Ave., Franklin Park. Ballroom dancers of all ages. $7 members, $9 guests. For information, call 630415-3449 or 847-678-7068.

SATURDAY, SEPT. 7 “Jesus Christ Superstar” Screening and Movie Cast Reunion Saturday, Hollywood Blvd. Cinema and Hollywood Palms Cinema, 1001 W 75th St., Woodridge, 352 S. Route 59, Naperville, Woodridge and Naperville. The Hollywood Blvd. Cinema in Woodridge and the Hollywood Palms Cinema in Naperville are hosting a special screening and cast reunion of the 1973 classic “Jesus Christ Superstar” on Sept. 7 and 8. Get a chance to meet Ted Neeley, Yvonne Elliman, Barry Dennen, and Josh Mostel. Sept. 7: 7:30 in Woodridge Sept. 8: 5 p.m in Naperville “Oliver!” Screening and Movie Cast Reunion Saturday, Hollywood Blvd. Cinema and Hollywood Palms Cinema, 1001 W. 75th St., Woodridge, 352 S. Rte 59, Naperville, Woodridge and Naperville. The Hollywood Blvd. Cinema in Woodridge and the Hollywood Palms Cinema in Naperville are hosting a special screening and cast reunion

of the classic “Oliver!” on Sept. 7 and 8. Get a chance to meet Mark Lester, Shani Wallis, and Ron Moody. Sept. 7: Naperville at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 8: Woodridge at 5 p.m. Art in the Park, 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Community Park Bandshell, 1825 Short Street, Lisle. This art-based program brings a creative focus to the outdoors by hosting events in park. Events are open to the public and include art-themed activities for children and adults. Downtown Downers Grove Market, 7 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Main Street Train Station South Parking Lot, off of Burlington Ave., Downers Grove. For information, visit www.ymcachicago.org/indianboundary/pages/ special-events.

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Indians already ahead of 2012 standard By SCOTT SCHMID sschmid@shawmedia.com LEMONT – The Lemont girls volleyball program has had a great run of success under head coach Chris Zogata. And one shouldn’t expect anything different this time around from the Indians, who return a talented group to the court in 2013. “I feel like we are definitely ahead of the game from where we were at this time last year,” said Zogata, whose team finished with a 26-13 record last fall. “Everyone has really upped their level of play. This group wants to be successful and they want to play at a higher level.” Any talk about Lemont must start with senior middle Kelly Ferguson, who has verbally committed to Austin Peay. A year ago, she contributed 173 kills, 88 blocks and 32 aces. Also back is senior right side Cara Howell (159 kills, 46 blocks in 2012), junior libero Haley Sullivan (249 digs), senior defensive specialist Jenna Walaszek (94 digs) and junior defensive specialist Tess Cannon (108 digs). “We make a lot of subs,” the coach said, “and I feel like we have kids who can play the front row and kids who can play the back row.” The Indians lost an experienced setter in Megan Litoborski, who has continued her career at California University of Pennsylvania. Lemont will use a 6-2 offense with two setters this fall, with senior Katie Klein and junior Shae Millinowisch handling the setting. “Everybody is getting in sync with each other,” Zogata said. “Once we start jelling, I think offensively we will be tons better than last year.” Lemont, which started off the season with wins against Joliet Central and Hillcrest before going 3-2 at the Benet In-

At a glance Conference: South Suburban Home court: 800 Porter Street, Lemont 2012 record: 26-13 overall Coach: Chris Zogata Top returners: Tess Cannon jr. DS; Kelly Ferguson sr. M; Cara Howell sr. RS; Ali Lund jr. OH/OPP; Haley Sullivan jr. L; Jenna Walaszek sr. DS Promising newcomers: Katie Klein sr. S; Shae Millinowisch jr. S vite, has dominated the South Suburban Conference in recent years. As a result of that success, Zogata has made sure to enter the Indians in strong invites throughout the campaign. “We have a lot of teams in our conference who are improving,” the coach said, “and that’s a good thing. “And what I’ve really tried to do is get us in the most competitive tournaments that we can possibly get. Luckily we’ve been able to get in some of the top tournaments in the state.” That success has carried over the postseason, where the Indians were bumped up to Class 4A a year ago. “It’s a big accomplishment for Lemont volleyball,” the coach said, “that no matter whether we are in Class 3A or 4A, we’ve been very competitive in the playoffs. We won three playoff matches last year. The fact we were still so competitive, that’s a tribute to the girls and the work they put in.” The one disappointment has been seven straight postseason losses to private schools, which includes multiple defeats to powerhouses Joliet Catholic and St. Francis. In 2012, Lemont lost in a sectional final to eventual state champion Benet. “We have to keep showing up there, just keep making it to Erica Benson – ebenson@shawmedia.com that point,” Zogata added. “And eventually we will overcome Lemont’s Katie Klein sets the ball in a match against West Aurora at the Benet Invitational on Saturday. that hump.”

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Oak Forest 1-0 0-0 Bremen 0-1 0-0 Hillcrest 0-1 0-0 Lemont 0-1 0-0 Thornton Fractional N. 0-1 0-0 Thornton Fractional S. 0-1 0-0 Tinley Park 0-1 0-0

sschmid@shawmedia.com LEMONT - With a stat line that included five turnovers and 14 penalties, it would be easy to blame Lemont’s 28-13 loss to Plainfield South Saturday on youth and inexperience. But Indians head coach Eric Michaelsen isn’t going to keep using his lack of returning starters as an excuse, even after his team suffered their first opening game defeat since 2006. “The thing to look at is the five turnovers and 14 penalties,” he said. “Those are things we as coaches have to clean up. We are what we are as far as the youth. But I’m not using that as an excuse. We have to do a better job coaching them to not make mistakes. “It was definitely a team effort, from the coaches all the way down.” The hiccups occurred from the opening whistle, with the home team fumbling on their first play from scrimmage. But Lemont recovered from the early miscue to take a 13-7 advantage in the second quarter before Plainfield South took the lead for good with a long pass play in the final minute before halftime. Running back Jimmy Kepouros scored on a 12-yard run for the Indians while Matt Monaco hauled in an eight-yard TD pass from kicker Marcin Orzulak on a busted play off a field goal attempt. The second half belonged to the visitors, who outscored Lemont 14-0 over the final 24 minutes. Sophomore Chris Thompson took over at quarterback for Joe Bailey

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WEEKEND WATCH Lemont at Riverside-Brookfield Matthew Piechalak – mpiechalak@shawmedia.com

Lemont quarterbacks go through a drill Aug. 27 during practice.

Plainfield South 28 Lemont 13 Stat leaders Passing: LEM – Chris Thompson 7-for-19, 63 yards Rushing: LEM – Jimmy Kepouros 12 carries, 47 yards, TD; Frank Pignone 4 carries, 50 yards Receiving: LEM – Mike DiSanto 4 catches, 61 yards; Mike Monaco 4 catches, 35 yards, TD Defense: LEM – Anthony Berta 7 tackles; Jeremy Fejedelem 6 tackles, INT, fumble recovery; Drew Hayes 6 tackles, fumble recovery in the half and posted a combined 87 yards of offense. As a whole, the offense finished with 298 yards of offense. “I thought Chris did some good things,” the coach said. On the other side of the

ball, the Indians forced three turnovers but yielded 336 yards. “Defensively, I thought there were times we put them in bad positions,” Michaelsen said. “But they

have some things they need to improve; we have to be better at tackling. They did make some big stops when we needed to and got some turnovers as well but we didn’t take advantage of them.” Next up is Riverside-Brookfield, who lost 35-9 to St. Francis in week one. “We have to work on the mental mistakes we made and try to fix the penalties,” Michaelsen added. “We just made way too many mistakes and you can’t afford to do that against anybody and especially against a Class 7A or Class 8A team [like Plainfield South].”

Lemont swimmers take top honors in triangular SUBURBAN LIFE MEDIA LEMONT – The Lemont High School girls swimming team opened the 2013 season by winning a triangular meet it hosted on Tuesday. The Indians scored 146 points to outdistance run-

ner-up Argo (81). Bremen (64) came in third-place. Erin Bendle won the 200yard freestyle in 2:16.39 and the 100 breaststroke in 1:19.65, Annette Lesnicki placed first in both the 200 individual medley (2:26.03) and 100 butterfly (1:03.69), and Bridget

Doherty emerged victorious in the 50 freestyle (28.01). Additional winners were Anna Ignarski (100 freestyle) and Sarah Decesare (100 backstroke). Placing second in races were Sarah Oprezedek (200 individual medley), Dece-

sare (50 freestyle), Annie Callaghan (100 freestyle and 100 breaststroke) and Doherty (500 freestyle). The 200 medley relay won in 2:07.25, the 200 freestyle relay was first in 2:00.49, and the 400 freestyle relay placed first in 4:12.43.

When: 7 p.m. Friday Where: 160 Ridgewood Road, Riverside 2013 records: Lemont 0-1; R-B 0-1 Outlook: Lemont finds itself in the unfamiliar position of having to bounce back from a season-opening loss after the Indians dropped a 28-13 decision to Plainfield South. It was the Indians’ first season-opening loss since a 17-12 defeat to Chatham-Glenwood in 2006. Lemont was able to move the ball on Saturday, accumulating close to 300 yards of total offense. But three fumbles and two interceptions, along with 14 penalties for 95 yards, were too much to overcome. Week 2 opponent Riverside-Brookfield has encountered some tough times in recent years and that continued in the opener as the Bulldogs dropped a 35-9 decision to Wheaton St. Francis. R-B’s offense is led by running back Adolfo Linares and Matt Chapp.


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Lemont’s Haley Sullivan bumps the ball in a match against West Aurora Saturday at the Benet Invite.

ABOVE: Lemont’s Tess Cannon bumps the ball in a match against West Aurora Saturday at the Benet Invite. RIGHT: Lemont’s Kelly Ferguson (left) and Blair Cremerius go up for a block in a match against West Aurora Saturday at the Benet Invite.

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LISLE – Getting its first test in 2013 against upper-level competition this season, Lemont’s girls volleyball team came in fifth place at the Benet Invite, which took place on Friday and Saturday. The Indians kicked off the event by going 1-2 in pool play, defeating Hinsdale Central 25-21, 25-17 while falling to York 25-23, 17-25, 25-15 and the host Redwings 25-16, 25-19. Subsequently assigned to the Silver bracket Saturday, Lemont beat West Aurora 25-16, 25-13 before again knocking off Hinsdale Central (25-18, 23-25, 25-23) in the fifth-place match. Benet was the tournament champion with York and Waubonsie Valley rounding out the top three. Libero Haley Sullivan was named to the all-tournament team.

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5 keys to a successful Bears season in 2013 Hub Arkush

So you want me to tell you what I think are the keys to the Bears’ 2013 season? With so much that is new, and too much that is old on this club, we could fill a book with keys to this season. So let’s start right there. 1. Can Marc Trestman in his first turn as an NFL head coach take an aging group of veterans, plug in rookies and key youngsters to almost every unit, and install and execute his offense that, when compared to what the vets had before, will be like asking them to learn to speak a new language practically overnight? The classic excuse made for quarterback Jay Cutler’s failure to produce relative to his unquestioned natural abilities is that in his first four years in Chicago, he had three

different offenses and three different coordinators. Welcome No. 4. Why will this be different? If Cutler blocks out everything but Trestman, and does exactly what he’s told, this just might succeed hugely. If he becomes distracted, frustrated, impatient, arrogant or any of the other states of mind he’s been accused of inhabiting before, look out below. 2. The offensive line is being celebrated for it’s four new starters, including the two rookies – Kyle Long and Jordan Mills – on the right side. If they can make a leap from one of the worst units in the league over the past three seasons to just average, 2013 can be a ton of fun. If they can’t, none of what Trestman will try to do will work. Newer is not always better. Clearly this group is more talented than it’s been in years with the additions of Jermon Bushrod and Long. But sometimes talent isn’t enough, and what we’ve actually seen so far is snippets of these guys against two of the worst defensive lines in the league – San

Note to readers: Hub Arkush covers the Bears for Shaw Media. Read more at HubArkush.com Diego and Oakland. There is good cause to hope for the best, but the jury is still way out on this one. 3. If you are more worried about the defense than the offense, you are justified. Julius Peppers, Lance Briggs and Charles Tillman are the keys to the success of this unit, and, quite simply, they are old by NFL standards. None appear in danger of dropping even half a step, and they can’t if the Bears are to contend. Argue all you want about the physical contributions Brian Urlacher was still able to bring to the table, his contributions as a coach on the field can’t be replaced. Israel Indonije was the second best defensive lineman on the team. Nick Roach was solid in his spot and Urlacher’s, when necessary, and Kelvin Hayden at least knew what he was doing as the nickel back. Regardless of how you replace all

of that, it represents so much that your all-pros have to be all-pros for the defense to succeed. 4. The early returns on Trestman are promising, and I’m very impressed by what I’ve seen so far. But the reason his hiring was such a surprise around the league and even a tad controversial in some circles is that this guy’s a different kind of cat, and not what any of us are used to in an NFL head coach. Because of his pleasant personality and professorial approach, we have no idea how it will wear or work when the time comes for him to get tough with someone, and it will happen. If he has to rally the troops or try and win one for the Gipper, will the players be listening, and, if they are, will it be with a straight face. I’m beginning to believe he can do it, but there’s still a lot of highway between here and there. 5. Every team in the NFL prays for good health, as do all of us as fans. For the Bears, it is an absolute must if they’re going to contend.

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The real estate is improved with a brick single family frame home; 2 car attached garage. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated on residential real estate at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, in certified funds/or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. No fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring the residential real estate pursuant to its credit bid at the sale or by any mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other lienor acquiring the residential real estate whose rights in and to the residential real estate arose prior to the sale. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in "AS IS" condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of 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 le othe unit at th fo ecl

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pu ity unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For information: 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 PA1029007. 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) 4765500 Atto File No

(312) 5500 Attorney File No. PA1029007 Attorney Code. 91220 Case Number: 10 CH 49703 TJSC#: 33-19015 I558286 September 6, 13, 20, 2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT, CHANCERY DIVISION BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP F/K/A COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP, Plaintiff V. IRENA KAROBLYTE; BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO LASALLE BANK, N.A.; MCCARTHY STONE MANOR CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION; UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NONRECORD CLAIMANTS, Defendants 10 CH 54396 Property Address: 400 MCCARTHY ROAD UNIT 418 LEMONT, IL 60439 NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE CONDOMINIUM Fisher and Shapiro file # 10-042348 (It is advised that interested parties onsult with thei be

(I par consult with their own attorneys before bidding at mortgage foreclosure sales.) PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure entered on March 5, 2013, Kallen Realty Services, Inc., as Selling Official will at 12:30 p.m. on October 4, 2013, at 205 W. Randolph Street, Suite 1020, Chicago, Illinois, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, as set forth below, the following described real property: Commonly known as 400 McCarthy Road, Unit 418, Lemont, IL 60439 Permanent Index No.: 2220-440-041-1018 The mortgaged real estate is improved with a dwelling. The property will NOT be open for inspection. The purchaser of the unit other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g) (4). The judgment amount was $149,697.39. Sale terms for nonparties: 10% of successful bid immediately at conclusion of auction, balance by 12:30 p.m. the next business day, both by cashier's checks; and no refunds. The sale


pai by pur to exceed $300, in certified funds/or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. No fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring the residential real estate pursuant to its credit bid at the sale or by any mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other lienor acquiring the residential real estate whose rights in and to the residential real estate arose prior to the sale. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in "AS IS" condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of 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

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVISION JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A. Plaintiff, -v.CECELIA RALLO, A/K/A CECILIA RALLO, A/K/A CECELIA M. RALLO Defendants 12 CH 029225 6 WOODLAND DRIVE LEMONT, IL 60439 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVISION 11250 ARCHER, LLC, AS SUCCESSOR TO OLD SECOND NATIONAL BANK, AS SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO HERITAGE BANK; Plaintiff, vs. LIFESCAPES@MONTEFIORI, LLC; LIFESCAPES DEVELOPMENT LLC; FIRST MIDWEST TRUST COMPANY, N.A., SUCCESSOR TRUSTEE TO BREMEN BANK AND TRUST COMPANY, TRUSTEE UNDER THE TERMS OF A CERTAIN AGREEMENT DATED JANUARY 28, 1980 AND KNOWN AS TRUST NO. 80-1680; KRZYMINISKI ENTERPRISES, LLC; STEFANO D. MARCHETTI, INDIVIDUALLY AND AS TRUSTEE UNDER THE STEFANO D. MARCHETTI SELFDECLARATION OF TRUST DATED OCTOBER 3, 2004; LOUIS G. STEPHENS; JOSEPH M. LEPORE; MICHAEL A. LEPORE; EDWARD J. KRZYMINSKI; STEPHENS FAMILY ENTERPRISES, LLC; ALL IN CAPITAL GROUP, LLC; LIFESCAPES PRODUCTIONS, LLC; JULIAN KRZYMINSKI; SOUTHSIDE LANDSCAPING, INC.; UNKNOWN OWNRECORD ERS AND NON CLAIMANTS; Defendants, 11 CH 35459 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above entitled cause on June 12, 2013, Intercounty Judicial Sales Corporation will on Monday, October 7, 2013, at the hour of 11 a.m. in their office at 120 West Madison Street, Suite 718A, Chicago, Illinois, sell to the highest bidder for cash, the following described mortgaged real estate: Commonly known as 11250 Archer Avenue, Lemont, IL 60439. P.I.N. 22-14-402-003-0000, 22-14-402-013-0000, 22-23203-003-0000, 22-23-203-0040000 and 22-23-203-008-0000. The mortgaged real estate is a 28 acre commercial banquet facility. Sale terms: Bidders must present, at the time of sale, a cashier's or certified check for 10% of the successful bid amount. The balance of the successful bid shall be paid within 24 hours, by similar funds. The property will NOT be open for inspection. For information call Ms. Carly D. Berard at Plaintiff's Attorney, Rock Fusco, LLC, 321 North Clark Street, Chicago, Illinois 60654. (312)

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVISION BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. Plaintiff, vs. NORMAN ROY; CHERYL A. ROY A/K/A CHERYL ROY; STATE BANK OF COUNTRYSIDE; UNKNOWN HEIRS AND LEGATEES OF NORMAN ROY, IF ANY; UNKNOWN HEIRS AND LEGATEES OF CHERYL A. ROY, IF ANY; UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON RECORD CLAIMANTS; Defendants, 11 CH 40916 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above entitled cause on January 29, 2013 Intercounty Judicial Sales Corporation will on Monday, September 30, 2013 at the hour of 11 a.m. in their office at 120 West Madison Street, Suite 718A, Chicago, Illinois, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, as set forth below, the following described mortgaged real estate: P.I.N. 22-33-202-022-0000. Commonly known as 14755 West 131st Street, Lemont, IL 60439. The mortgaged real estate is improved with a single family residence. If the subject mortgaged real estate is a unit of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by subsection (g-1) of Section 18.5 of the Condominium Property Act. Sale terms: 10% down by certified funds, balance, by certified funds, within 24 hours. No refunds. The property will NOT be open for inspection. For information call the Sales Clerk at Plaintiff's Attorney, The Wirbicki Law Group, 33 West Monroe Street, Chicago, Illinois 60603. (312) 360-9455 W11-2683. INTERCOUNTY JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION Selling Officer, (312) 444-1122 I556425 August 30, Sept. 6, 13, 2013

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pu dgm Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on July 10, 2013, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on October 15, 2013, at the The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive - 24th Floor, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 6 WOODLAND DRIVE, LEMONT, IL 60439 Property Index No. 22-33-204003. The real estate is improved with a single family residence. 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 $3

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVISION AURORA LOAN SERVICES, LLC Plaintiff, -v.DAVID D. CALHOUN, DAWN M. CALHOUN A/K/A DAWN CALHOUN, MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., DAIMLERCHRYSLER SERVICES NORTH AMERICA, LLC, UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NONRECORD CLAIMANTS Defendants 11 CH 017544 14980 ANGELICO 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 November 18, 2011, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on October 2, 2013, at the The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive - 24th Floor, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 14980 ANGELICO DRIVE, LEMONT, IL 60439 Property Index No. 22-33-305011. The real estate is improved with a single family residence. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated on residential real estate at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, in certified funds/or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. No fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring the residential real estate pursuant to its credit bid at the sale

purs or by any mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other lienor acquiring the residential real estate whose rights in and to the residential real estate arose prior to the sale. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in "AS IS" condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701 (C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For information, examine the court file or contact Plaintiff's attorney: CODILIS & ASSOCIATES, P.C., 15W030 NORTH FRONTAGE ROAD, SUITE 100, BURR RIDGE, IL 60527, (630) 794-9876. Please refer to file number 14-11-14622. 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. CODILIS & ASSOCIATES, P.C. 15W030 NORTH FRONTAGE ROAD, SUITE 100 BURR RIDGE, IL 60527 (630) 794-5300 Attorney File No. 14-11-14622 Attorney ARDC No. 00468002 Attorney Code. 21762 Case Number: 11 CH 017544 TJSC#: 33-17600 NOTE: Pursuant to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, you are advised that Plaintiff's attorney is de ed to be debt llect at

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OWNERS, GENERALLY, AND NONRECORD CLAIMANTS Defendants, 12 CH 40282 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above entitled cause on March 15, 2013 Intercounty Judicial Sales Corporation will on Tuesday, October 8, 2013 at the hour of 11 a.m. in their office at 120 West Madison Street, Suite 718A, Chicago, Illinois, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, as set forth below, the following described mortgaged real estate: P.I.N. 22-32-200-032-0000. Commonly known as 15519 129TH St Lemont, IL 60439. The mortgaged real estate is improved with a single family residence. If the subject mortgaged real estate is a unit of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by subsection (g-1) of Section 18.5 of the condominium Property Act Sale terms: 10% down by certified funds, balance, by certified funds, within 24 hours. No refunds. The property will NOT be open for inspection For information call Mr. David C. Kluever at Plaintiff's Attorney, Kluever & Platt, L.L.C., 65 East Wacker Place, Chicago, Illinois 60601. (312) 236-0077. INTERCOUNTY JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION Selling Officer, (312) 444-1122 I558024 September 6, 13, 20, 2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY DIVISION NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE, LLC Plaintiff, -v.MARY E. COMELLA, CARTER F.

COMELLA, MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC. Defendants 13 CH 006041 1055 NORWALK ROAD 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 June 20, 2013, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on October 10, 2013, at the The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive - 24th Floor, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 1055 NORWALK ROAD, LEMONT, IL 60439 Property Index No. 22-28-302008. The real estate is improved with a residence. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated on residential real estate at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, in certified funds/or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. No fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring the residential real estate pursuant to its credit bid at the sale or by any mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other lienor acquiring the residential real estate whose rights in and to the residential real estate arose prior to the sale. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against id al tate d is of

sp against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in "AS IS" condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701 (C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For information, examine the court file or contact Plaintiff's attorney: CODILIS & ASSOCIATES, P.C., 15W030 NORTH FRONTAGE ROAD, SUITE 100, BURR RIDGE, IL 60527, (630) 794-9876. Please refer to file number 14-12-19916. THE JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236-SALE

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