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Leave Thanksgiving Thursday alone – and start the shopping on Friday I am happy to announce that, for the most part, I was able to stay away from the excess and overconsumption that makes up one of the most American of holidays last weekend. I am speaking, of course, of Black Friday and all it has spawned. Small Business Saturday, Cyber Monday, I am sure there is something for Sunday, too. But that’s for football, not shopping, and no one is going to convince me otherwise. In the past, there have been a few deals at the Morris Wal-Mart during Black Friday that I have braved the crowds for. We got our main television that currently sits in our family room from one of those deals. One year, we got a Kitchen-Aid mixer for something like $129, when they usually cost around $250 to $300, so that was worth the trip. This year, though, there was nothing that jumped out me as a must-have, so my wife and her daughter decided to go out right at 6 on Thursday night. There are a few things that have become traditions in our house over the years, and a new set of storage containers from Black Friday has become one. The really old ones with food caked on

VIEWS Rob Oesterle or that have somehow lost their lids (even though we buy the ones with the locking lids just so we don’t lose them), get thrown out, the year-old ones start getting used for pasta dishes and such so that the inevitable orange stains won’t ruin them too much, and the newer ones become the “good” containers. So they looked for those. And because we have a lot of electronics, we are always going through cords, either losing them or having them become frayed. They were on sale, too, at just $4 a pop. Crock-Pots were on sale for $10 and who can’t use an extra Crock-Pot, especially when it only costs $10? And there were movies starting at $1.96. Anyway, my wife, a Black Friday rookie, texted me when they arrived at Wal-Mart, telling me how insane it was out there. This was between 5:30 and 5:45. A few minutes later, she informed me that she was able to procure a hand-

• Rob Oesterle is the news editor for the Morris Herald-News. He can be reached at roesterle@shawmedia.com.

Frank Halpin to pay $11,000 to county in lawsuit settlement By HEIDI LITCHFIELD

Wednesday morning when the case is called before a judge in LaSalle County. The case has been handled in LaSalle MORRIS – During a brief special County to avoid a conflict of interest. meeting Tuesday night, the Grundy Grundy County filed a civil case in County Board voted, 15September 2013 against Halpin seeking 0, with Frank Halpin money he is accused of misappropriatabstaining and Debra ing from the county and recoupment of Jo Kinsella absent, to acall wages and benefits Halpin received cept a settlement in the during his alleged breach of duties as amount of $11,000 in a lawchairman of the County Board and as a suit against Halpin. board member from 2008 to 2013. “I’m very happy the Frank The lawsuit follows allegations matter is resolved so the Halpin raised years ago by now-state Rep. Dacounty can move forvid Welter, R-Morris. ward,” Grundy County Board Chairman At the time, Welter – based on an inChris Balkema said after the meeting. vestigation he did before being elected Halpin had no comment. to the County Board – accused Halpin, a The money is scheduled to be paid Democrat, of receiving reimbursements hlitchfield@shawmedia.com

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for meetings he either did not attend or that never took place. Appellate prosecutor Charles Colburn, who had been appointed to investigate any possible criminal acts by Halpin, said no criminal charges were discovered. Colburn reported that “it has also been determined that through errors and omissions, at least one and perhaps more county board members have received funds in excess of those that should have been received. These funds are in excess of $5,000 and may be subject to collection,” he stated in a letter to LaSalle County court officials at that time. The case has been ongoing in LaSalle County since 2013.

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ful of cords. However, she was going to forgo searching for movies, since there were a couple of women engaging in a fistfight over the bin. My wife went to the checkout counter at 6:14. That’s right. Two grown women, in the span of a half-hour at most, throwing punches at each other, in public, over movies that cost less than a Croissanwich from Burger King, on the same day when we as a country generally sit around a table and give thanks for all that we have. It got me to thinking. Remember when Black Friday sales started at about 6 a.m.? It was bad enough that employees had to come in at that hour, but now stores aren’t even closing on Thanksgiving. Is Wal-Mart really struggling that badly that it can’t shut its doors for a day so that its employees can spend time with their loved ones? Can we please move Black Friday to, hmmm, I don’t know ... Friday? Let Thanksgiving Thursday be for families.

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Grundy County Clerk and Recorder Kay Olson (center) reviews coin-toss rules with Grundy County Board District 3 candidates Jim Ryan (left) and Brian Severson. See story on page 4 Photo by Allison Selk for Shaw Media

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Performers show residents how presidents molded our holiday celebrations By ALLISON SELK

Shaw Media correspondent Francis Gayle sat among 40 people and listened to music and readings of presidents past and present on how they created history in the White House during Christmas. “It’s always in the paper about what goes on at the White House at Christmas, but I’ve never been invited at Christmas. I learned a couple of things I have never heard of before, and we are in a new era, so we’ll see what they will do next year,” Gayle, of Joliet, said. Sunday, a new event wrapped up the Morris Home for the Holidays weekend as musician Elizabeth Doyle and professional storyteller Jenny Riddle took to the stage at the Morris Area Public Library for their performance of “Christmas at the White House.” “This was excellent,” audience member Kim Beck of Morris said. “There were a lot of little tidbits and anecdotes about this time. It was a nice addition to Home for the Holidays.” Morris Downtown Development Partnership Executive Director Julie Applegate said the event fit nicely with the Home for the Holidays event during the weekend. “This offered something different than other activities and it offered another day of activity to the weekend. People are interested in music and history, so it was worth the investment,” Applegate said. Doyle and Riddle have performed this show for four years around the holidays. The pair primarily used the book “Christmas at the White House” by Jennifer B. Pickens for research, and combined their talents of music and dramatic readings to create a one of a kind show. “The songs in the show are in chronological order of the time period and theme and we researched favorite songs of the presidents as well,” Doyle said. “The information came from our research, but we have people in the audience who have been to the White House at Christmas who have given us information to us also.” When they began, Riddle and Doyle asked the crowd to imagine themselves at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave., Doyle said, “Wait!” – George

“It’s always in the paper about what goes on at the White House at Christmas, but I’ve never been invited at Christmas. I learned a couple of things I have never heard of before, and we are in a new era, so we’ll see what they will do next year.” Francis Gayle Joliet resident

Washington did not celebrate Christmas at the White House in 1789. He was at Mount Vernon, a different type of white house. Riddle went on to talk about the glamorous parties with whiskey, pies and cakes, but still no mention

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ABOVE: Musician Elizabeth Doyle (left) and professional storyteller Jenny Riddle entertain a crowd during their “Christmas at the White House” performance, which was a part of Home for the Holidays on Sunday at the Morris Area Public Library. BELOW: Doyle and Riddle are seen combining song and dramatic readings to depict Christmas at the White House.

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Jim Ryan wins board seat on coin flip By ALLISON SELK

Shaw Media correspondent MORRIS – With a flip of a quarter, Jim Ryan, D-Morris, became the newest member of Grundy County Board District 3. More than 20 people gathered Tuesday morning in a courtroom of the Grundy County Courthouse to witness an event that rarely takes place in Grundy County. Both candidates for the third seat of Grundy County Board District 3 received the same number of votes: 3,321. So a coin toss was held to determine the winner. The last time this happened was in 2007. Before the coin toss, candidates Ryan and Brian Severson, R-Dwight, met in the office of Kay Olson, Grundy County clerk and recorder, to go over the rules. Olson chose who would flip and who would call. Each was designated a job dependent on location of their name on the ballot. Ryan was first, so he was chosen to flip the coin. The candidates signed the official rule form and then friendly chatter about the circumstances arose among the men and Olson. “We just couldn’t believe our eyes when we saw the numbers. We kept staring at it, wondering if it would change,” Olson said. Severson asked about the coins being used.

er wins; they need to do the best for the 3rd District. I have the next four years to see what I can do for the county. I am willing to work with everyone, that’s why I got elected, to help the people of Grundy County,” Ryan said. “And, now I can tell my friends I finally won.” Wife Vicky Ryan said she is glad it’s over, and that this experience was educational for her, “I work at a school and I told my social studies teachers to teach the kids that votes do matter,” Vicky Ryan said. Harold Vota, Grundy County Board member for District 3, said: “This goes to show that votes do count. The county had 72 percent report. If the other 28 percent would have voted, it may have made the decision in this race.” After the election on Nov. 8, the candidates had to wait until Nov. 23 to find out the results due to election night votes separating the two by three votes. They waited two weeks for the mail-in votes to be tallied into the final count. Severson said he wasn’t sure whether he would run in the future, but he Allison Selk for Shaw Media had met a lot of people and got involved Grundy County Board District 3 candidates Jim Ryan (left) and Brian Severson tied for a in the county, so he will not “drop the position on the board. ball” there. “There isn’t a lot of representation “The coin says, ‘In God We Trust,’ rug or hit a table, then a second toss from the southern part of the county, right? Because that’s kind of who we would be necessary. are putting our trust in,” Severson As Ryan flipped the coin into the so maybe I could help the county somesaid. air, Severson called heads. The coin where,” he said. Olson said the board members will The group made their way to the settled on the rug and Olson called out courtroom, where the candidates stood that it had landed tails. Ryan won the be sworn in Monday in a reorganizational meeting at 6 p.m. in the Grundy over a rug where the coin was to fall. seat on the board. Olson said if the coin got caught in the “Before the flip, I told Brian whoev- County Board Room.

GOTTA DO IT Santa’s Workshop event scheduled for Dec. 3

Santa’s Workshop, sponsored by the Minooka Women’s Club, will be held on Saturday, Dec. 3, from 9 to 11 a.m. at Minooka Elementary School on Coady Drive in Minooka. There will be an affordable selection of gifts for the entire family. Santa will be there as well. Free gift wrapping by the Silver Spurs 4-H Club will be available, as well as cookies, juice and coffee.

Morris Hospital & Healthcare to hold breastfeeding class

Morris Hospital & Healthcare Centers is hosting a free “Introduction to Breastfeeding” class on Monday, Dec. 5, from 9 to 10 a.m. in the Family Birthing Suites Classroom at Morris Hospital, 150 W. High St., Morris.

Taught by an obstetrical nurse/certified lactation consultant, the class focuses on the benefits of breastfeeding, pumping techniques, and tips for returning to work. Breastfeeding moms will also get advice to help solve problems related to breastfeeding. Nursing mothers are welcome to bring their infants. Online registration is available at www.morrishospital.org/events. For information, call 815-942-3012.

St., Morris. The support group is for anyone who has been diagnosed with heart failure, a chronic condition that occurs when the heart muscle doesn’t pump blood as well as it should. Certain lifestyle changes can help improve the quality of life of people with heart failure. Each support group meeting will include a 15-minute educational component, with this month’s topic focusing on heart transplant. Participants will have an opportunity to participate in general discussions on ways Morris Hospital offers program to manage their chronic condition and on healthy holiday eating The Morris Hospital Diabetes Education Morris Hospital announces heart share their experiences with others who failure support group meeting Center is hosting a free program, “Diahave heart failure while gaining emotional Morris Hospital & Healthcare Centers betes and Holiday Eating,” presented by support. Pat Cravens, RN, cardiovascular Registered dietitian and diabetes educator announces the next meeting of its Heart clinical educator at Morris Hospital, is the Kara Corsiglia on Tuesday, Dec. 6, from 6 Failure Support Group on Thursday, Dec. support group facilitator. For information, to 7 p.m. in Whitman Assembly Room 1 at 8, from 10 to 11 a.m. in Whitman Assembly call 815-705-7832. – Morris Herald-News Room 2 at Morris Hospital, 150 W. High Morris Hospital, 150 W. High St., Morris. While the holiday season provides opportunity to spend time with family, friends and food, for some the holidays also come with added stress and opportunities to stray from healthy habits. Anyone interested in maintaining healthy eating habits throughout the holiday season is encouraged to attend this program to learn how to start planning now by attending this program to learn new recipes, holiday meal plans and solutions to holiday dilemmas. Registration not required. For information, call 815-705-7367.


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WHEN: 6 to 8 p.m. Monday WHERE: Shorewood Troy Library COST & INFO: Looking for that special something for your friends or relatives? Come to the library for a very special gift-making craft night. There will be booths for four adorable crafts and a wrapping station for your gifts. Limit one craft per child per booth. For ages 4-11 with a guardian. Registration required due to limited number of crafts available.

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WHEN: 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday WHERE: Minooka Elementary School on Coady Drive in Minooka COST & INFO: Sponsored by the Minooka Women’s Club, the event will have an affordable selection of gifts for the entire family. Santa will be there, as well. Free gift wrapping by the Silver Spurs 4-H Club will be available, as well as cookies, juice and coffee.

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Frank and Cathy Cofer (right) of Morris learn Saturday about the Christopher Radko ornaments on the Christmas tree of Joe and Wendy Mundigl from a house walk volunteer during the annual Home for the Holidays Christmas House Walk.

Homeowners share interests through decor on Morris house walk By ALLISON SELK

Shaw Media correspondent MORRIS – Mother and daughter duo Connie and Brittany Sandeno of Verona walked into the home at 755 Michael Drive in Morris to Christmas decor reminiscent of travels to Spain, France and Italy. “We do this house walk every year. It starts off the holidays for us. We like to hit all of the houses and then hit the stores downtown,” Brittany said. On Saturday, hundreds of people from the Grundy County area, as well as surrounding states, toured four homes in Morris as part of the Home for the Holidays Christmas House Walk. Organizer Julie Applegate, executive director of the Morris Downtown Development Partnership, said the tradition has taken place for more than 20 years in Morris, and draws thousands at times. “What makes this unique is that it was a part of a much larger festival, and

there was a variety of beautiful homes on the walk, some professionally decorated, some decorated with their own decor. It’s great to see the variety and creativity,” Applegate said. Participants bought tickets in advance or at the homes for $15. Applegate said the funds go to Grundy Community Volunteer Hospice and downtown beautification. Applegate said the house walk committee tried something new this year and asked local businesses to collaborate with the house walk homeowners. “Many [homeowners] use local sources to decorate and home improvement services. This year we approached local businesses and asked if they could give discounts to homeowners on the walk,” Applegate said. The sunny 50-degree weather was the perfect backdrop for the walk. Lines formed outside of the doors as revelers put on special booties before entering the homes filled with grand Christmas trees,

twinkling lights, shiny garland and music as friends admired each room of the home. Volunteers were spread throughout the homes to showcase the features and the significance of each decoration, as owners stoked the fire, chatted with friends new and old, or gave personal tours. This year, the four homes on the walk were owned by Morris residents Bernie and Deb Torri, Doug and Jennifer Pryor, John Callahan, and Joe and Wendy Mundigl. Each home presented a unique personality or trait. The Torri home was filled with pieces from their European travels and gifts from students as Deb was a special needs teacher. The Pryor home featured a 10-foot tree filled with ornaments their children made over the years. One room boasted a snowman tree, while the children’s rooms had a beach and lavender feel. The basement housed a sewing room as

well as gifts from the Outside In store in Morris. John Callahan said he had his downtown Morris home registered for the walk, but after a Sunday drive in the country, he purchased a log home outside of town, and that home became the showpiece. Red cardinals donned the trees, the fireplace mantel and hearth, as well as staircases in memoriam of his mother and father, niece and nephew, and friend Mary Rossio’s parents, who have passed. “Cardinals are said to represent angels,” Callahan said. The Mundigl home had trees filled with personal collections of Christopher Radko and Mattarusky ornaments, as well as ornaments and garland made of maps from the family’s travels. Each home was opened by the owners on a volunteer basis. Any homeowner who wishes to place their home on the house walk next year can call Applegate at 815-941-0245.


By JEANNE MILLSAP

Shaw Media correspondent CHANNAHON – Channahon School District 17’s portion of this year’s property taxes should be the lowest since 2011, based on the district’s estimated levy of 2016 taxes approved last week by the school board. With assent from all board members present – members Derek Breen and Mistey Kosek were absent – the estimated levy is $17.59 million, which represents a total increase of $457,700, or 2.7 percent, over the 2015 extension. This is the first time in four years that percentage has been an increase. According to the district’s chief school business official, Mike Schroeder, the change in the levy in 2015 was a decrease

of 1.5 percent; the change in 2014 was a decrease of 0.1 percent; and the change in 2013 was down 0.4 percent. The levy is based on equalized assessed value of property within the school district, which is estimated this year to total $647.43 million – a growth of 3.3 percent from the year before. It’s the healthiest growth the district has seen since 2009, when the EAV increased 26.3 percent from the year before. The district’s 2016 tax rate is estimated to be 2.7174, which would be the lowest since 2011, Schroeder said, and for the second year in a row after paying off all its debts, the district will not have a bond and interest figure to add to the tax. The owner of a home valued at $250,000 could see District 17’s portion of their property taxes this year drop an

estimated $12.75 from last year. The board will vote on its aggregate 2016 levy Dec. 19. Also at Monday’s board meeting, members got a look at the district’s Illinois At-A-Glance Report Card, which showed the district improving on the standardized PARCC exam. The test examines students on critical thinking and problem-solving skills, among other things, Superintendent Nick Henkle said. Almost 46 percent of the Channahon students tested were classified as “ready for the next level.” Only 34 percent of students in the state average reached that mark. “We obviously want to see scores improve,” Henkle said after the meeting. “That’s what’s important to us. We’ve

improved over last year, and we expect to improve this year. ... But we’re looking at the whole child, and this is a snapshot.” The report card also lists District 17 schools having an average class size of 24, with 83 percent teacher retention and a lower operation spending per student ($9,588) than state average ($12,821). The board Monday also thanked the Chanooka Kiwanis Club for donating $1,200 that will go to the district’s MyOn program, which is a year-round online reading platform for students. Henkle said the district will use the money to buy additional books to add to the program’s online library. The board also hired Julie Bachman as substitute district courier and Pamela Fink as library aide.

D-201 school district board moves forward with 2016 levy By ALLISON SELK

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to explain that taxes extended for bonds and interest payments are expected to increase from $5,378,919 to $5,829,088, and the combined operating and debt taxes levied have an increase of 10.4 percent. Monn said during the meeting Monday that district estimates show a homeowner with a property value increase of 5 percent could expect to see an increase

in their tax bill between 3.95 percent and 5.64 percent. He said the district has headed in the right direction, and that financially, the district is trending toward a balanced budget, if there is steady property growth. He mentioned that residential growth brings students, which leads to financial costs for teachers, staff and supplies.

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process, but all other members voted in favor. Final approval of the tax levy will take place at the next regular board meeting Dec. 19. Superintendent Kris Monn offered the proposal to the board, which stated that the total proposed tax levy came to $21,455,000, which was a 10.97 percent increase over the 2015 levy. He went on

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Channahon Ridge subdivision resident Lynda Cipriani asked the board to consider allowing chickens in town. trator Tom Durkin said Channahon residents who live in rural A-2 areas currently may have up to four chickens on a 5-acre parcel, but Cipriani’s property does not lie in the rural zone. Cipriani and her husband, Drew, have four chickens in their backyard – three Rhode Island reds and one Americana – and were told by Channahon police in October that having the animals was against village ordinance and that they would have to find other homes for them. Backyard chickens in urban areas is a growing trend, Cipriani said, including in such cities as Naperville

come very attached to them.” “But where do we draw the line?” Village President Missey Schumacher asked. “We just made someone get rid of their ducks.” Schumacher said she recently had someone ask her about guinea hens, which she said that even though they were similar to chickens, were noisy. “We have to take into consideration the entire community,” Trustee Scott Slocum said, “all 13,000 residents.” Slocum said that most of the residents he has spoken to about the subject over the past month were against changing the ordinance to allow chickens. The Village Board did not take any action on the request, preferring to leave the ordinance as it stands. After the meeting, Cipriani said she was appreciative that the board listened to her request and that she has found a home for the chickens at a Wilmington farm. Trustees on Monday approved changing liquor and tobacco ordinances so that an employee selling packaged liquor in the village must be at least 21 years of age, and a liquor server must be at least 18 years old. Employees selling smoking tobacco or smoking materials in the village now must be at least 18 years old.

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CHANNAHON – Channahon village trustees have decided on a maximum 2016 proposed levy amount of $2.325 million that they will bring up for a final vote Dec. 19. If approved then, this year’s levy would be $158,127, or 7.3 percent higher than the 2015 tax extension. The resulting tax rate would be 0.7602, which would cost the owner of a home valued at $250,000 about $1.70 more than a home valued at the same amount this year, when the tax rate was 0.7582. A choice of four levy dollar amounts was put before the board by Finance Director Heather Wagonblott. Option “A” would have kept the tax rate the same as this year. Option “C” was the amount the board recommended. Options “D” and “E” would have resulted in tax levies of 0.7648 and 0.7759, respectively. There was no choice “B.” The public hearing on the levy will be Dec. 5. Trustees this week also heard a presentation by Channahon Ridge subdivision resident Lynda Cipriani, who asked the board to consider allowing chickens in town. Village Adminis-

and Chicago. The biggest reason residents want to raise chickens, she explained, is to have what she said are healthier and better-tasting eggs, as well as to use the manure to add as a natural fertilizer to their gardens. Keeping free-range chickens is a more humane method to raise the animals, as well, she said. Cipriani’s neighbor, Charles Davidson, was at the meeting for the presentation. “I might have been the one who called,” he said of the phone call made to police that alerted them of the chickens. “If I lived out in the country, I would expect to hear chickens.” But Davidson said he does not want to have the animals in town. Another neighbor, Drew Bondale, said he has lived in the village most of his life and he didn’t mind a few chickens in a backyard. In fact, he said, he thought it would be nice to have some for his young son to play with and learn from. “I’ve had more problems with people’s dogs,” he said. Cipriani said she now knows it’s against ordinance, but she asked the board to consider modifying village law to allow chickens in town. “I’m sure you could find a way to make them pets,” she said. “I have be-

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Saratoga school board accepts proposed levy By ALLISON SELK

Shaw Media correspondent MORRIS – The Saratoga Community Consolidated School District 60-C board has voted to accept the proposed 2016 tax levy, which will be up for final approval during the next board meeting, Dec. 19. With board President Mark Overbeck and board member John Darlington absent, Superintendent Kathy Perry said the board approved the proposal, which will offer an increase in the education fund. Perry said the district’s equalized assessed value increased 10 percent, which “makes me very happy,” she said. Perry said the district had $8.7 million in new growth, and improvements to Akzo Nobel Chemicals Inc. were a large part of that growth. “This gives our district $350,000 in our education fund, which we have been operating with a deficit the last several years,” Perry said. She said that doesn’t put the fund 100 percent out of deficit, but it’s a start

in a positive direction. Due to final assessments not coming in until spring 2017, all numbers are tentative, but Perry said that if a taxpayer’s assessed home value for a fair market price house was most recently $250,000 and it increases 2 percent with the new assessments, the tax increase will be $35. If the value increases by 4 percent, the tax increase will be $85. Perry said that last year with Senate Bill 318 looming over the state, she levied at a higher rate in order to keep the district in better financial status. If SB 318 had passed, the tax rates would have been frozen, which would leave school districts in the state stuck at one rate, no matter how much the EAV increased or decreased. Since the bill did not pass, Perry said she levied three funds lower than last year. She said the tort fund was levied at $345,000 last year and this year it is levied at $100,000. Social Security and IMRF funds were levied at $165,000 last year and $45,000 this year. The final vote on whether to approve the 2016 tax levy will take place at the board meeting Dec 19.

LOCAL BRIEFS Morris man charged in involuntary District personnel, and later was taken by ambulance to Loyola Medical Center in manslaughter of brother MORRIS – Morris police on Monday arrested Patrick Lyons in connection with involuntary manslaughter in the Jan. 8 shooting of his brother, Matt Lyons, 24, of Morris, at a residence in Morris. Patrick Lyons, 28, also of Morris, was processed at the Morris Police DepartPatrick ment and later taken to the Grundy County Jail in Lyons lieu of bond, Morris Police Chief John Severson said. Severson said that after a lengthy investigation with an Illinois State Police crime scene investigator, Morris police detectives sought and were granted an arrest warrant in Grundy County Circuit Court for Patrick Lyons. Bail was set at $100,000. At 8:47 p.m. Jan. 8 Morris police responded to the 2400 block of Oakland Circle for a report of a gunshot victim, according to a police department news release. Upon arrival, officers found Matt Lyons unconscious and bleeding with a gunshot wound to the face. Detectives and the state police investigator were called to the scene. Matt Lyons was taken to Morris Hospital by Morris Fire Protection & Ambulance

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COAL CITY – A Wilmington area man faces several charges after officials said he drove a pickup truck off the road, through a fence and into a creek bed in Coal City, all with a minor in the vehicle. The Coal City Fire Protection District responded about 1 p.m. Thursday to a report of the crash, Lt. Nick Doerfler said. He said that the truck had been traveling east on Pine Bluff Road, when it left the road near Coneflower Circle, crashed through a fence and continued for about 200 yards before coming to rest in a shallow creek bed along a nearby pond. The pickup’s driver, Kenneth R. Wherry, 63, is charged with driving under the influence, endangering the life of a child and failure to reduce speed to avoid a crash, Grundy County Sheriff Kevin Callahan said. Neither Wherry nor the young passenger required transportation to an area hospital, Doerfler said.

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• Thursday, December 1, 2016

MORRIS – The Morris Elementary School District 54 board has approved a tentative tax levy, which warrants a truth in taxation hearing at the board’s next meeting Dec. 19. Superintendent Shannon Dudek offered two options for the levy. The first, which the board voted in favor of, was to keep the tax rate at the current rate of $3.60 per $1,000 of home value, which Dudek said was the direction the Finance Committee wanted to go to stabilize the rate for taxpayers in the district, but would require a hearing. He said the first option will affect taxpayers at a rate of $82 more than the previous year for a home valued at $200,000. “The first option will also put $100,000 in the fund balance,” Dudek said. Dudek said the second option lowers the tax rate to $3.55 and doesn’t require a hearing at the next board meeting. He said this option will impact taxpayers at a rate of $50 more than the previous year for a home valued at $200,000. Board member Patrick Stevens asked whether the drop would benefit

“If they enact [the freeze], it’s going to stay. If we lower to $3.55, it will have a long-term negative effect on the district. I think it’s responsible to stay.”

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Continued from page 3 of trees, wreaths or Santa. John Adams was the first president to have Christmas at the White House, but it wasn’t finished, so Riddle said they went through 20 cords of wood to keep the house warm, but guests were not pleased and left for warmer gatherings. When Abraham Lincoln made Christmas a legal holiday in 1861, the trees, wreaths and Santa himself each emerged in the festivities. Riddle and Doyle joined in concert and sang Lincoln’s favorite song, “We Three Kings,” as the audience listened intently. One irony Riddle and Doyle talked about was the conflicted feelings of Presidents Theodore Roosevelt and Franklin D. Roosevelt. Theodore was a huge conservationist, and he was appalled when his sons cut down a tree … but years later, when Franklin took office, he owned a tree farm and loved the idea of Christmas trees everywhere. The song “O Little Town of Bethlehem” rang through the library am-

phitheater, because it was around that time that Franklin’s Christmas was right after the 1941 Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor. Riddle skipped to the Kennedy era, where Jackie Kennedy was the first lady in the White House to incorporate a theme, which was “The Nutcracker.” Riddle and Doyle then began singing “Silver Bells.” The event detailed the Reagan, Bush, Clinton and Bush eras, and the pair sang “Grown Up Christmas List” to honor the hard times after the attacks in New York on Sept. 11, 2001, because they said a grown-up’s list was so much different than that of a child. The songs and stories ended as Riddle and Doyle donned Hawaiian leis and danced and sang “Christmas in Hawaii” to honor the Obama family, who like to vacation on the islands. “I hope everyone enjoyed this and it was a kickoff to the holiday season. We wanted to host this event at the library because it had to do with books, but to also showcase all of the great things we have at our library in Morris,” Library Director Lorene Kennard said.

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On behalf of the Home For The Holidays Committee and the City of Morris, we would like to extend a sincere thank you to the following businesses and individuals who helped to make this event possible. We enjoyed working with all of you and look forward to celebrating the holidays with you during the years ahead. Merry Christmas! Julie Applegate – Home for the Holidays Chair • Carol Adair – City Clerk

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MORRIS – Morris Hospital & Healthcare Centers has announced that it is temporarily deferring services at its Radiation Therapy Center to replace and upgrade the linear accelerator used in delivering radiotherapy cancer treatment. Services will be deferred until approximately mid March. Patients in active treatment have been transitioned to Presence Cancer Care, 2614 W. Jefferson St. in Joliet. The same radiation oncologists who serve Morris Hospital’s Radiation Therapy Center also practice at Presence Cancer Care, allowing patients to have their care and treatment managed by the same physicians they see in Morris. Patients also will be able to transition back to Morris Hospital’s Radiation Therapy Center when the project is complete next spring. Liz Bates, director of imaging services, patient access and radiation therapy at Morris Hospital, said that the current equipment used to deliver radiation therapy for cancer treatment is original since the center opened in 2004. “Medical technology is constantly improving, and cancer treatments are continually changing,” Bates said in a news release. “Our new TruBeam system from Varian Medical is an advanced radiotherapy technology that targets tumors with accuracy measured in millimeters. “This new technology is going to expand treatment options we can of-

fer patients, even for the most challenging cases. The equipment was also designed with many features that improve the overall patient experience.” The $3 million system was funded in part by the community through proceeds from the 2016 Morris Hospital Auxiliary Gala, as well as from gifts to the Morris Hospital Auxiliary and Foundation. Bates said that deferring services for several weeks is a necessary measure so that the old equipment can be removed from the Morris Regional Oncology Center at 1600 W. U.S. Route 6. After removal of the equipment, construction is needed to prepare a 7-foot concrete vault that will house the equipment, and a new heating and air-conditioning unit will be installed. After the new equipment is installed, physicists with Morris Hospital’s Radiation Therapy Center will test the equipment, while staff completes training. “As difficult as it is for us to refer our patients out of town, we are committed to providing the community with the best technology for cancer treatment,” Bates said. “We are eagerly looking forward to reopening next March with new and improved cancer treatment services.” Bates said that staff will continue to be available by phone to guide and assist patients. Additionally, the free Morris Hospital Patient Transportation Service is available to give patients rides to Joliet for their cancer treatment.

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Time for gratitude

Thanksgiving is supposed to be a time to be thankful, but with the stress of the holidays (which we can bring on ourselves) and dealing with life on life’s terms, it isn’t always so. I can think of many things I am grateful for this Thanksgiving and beyond. I spent an early Thanksgiving with my family in Michigan, where I grew up. I am grateful for the time spent with my mom, sisters, nieces and everyone’s significant others. I am grateful that my mom comes back with me after our early Thanksgiving to spend time with me for a second Thanksgiving with my sons and my husband’s family. Mom and I also get to bake our traditional goodies while she’s here, such as gingerbread men, Russian tea cakes and her holiday nut bread (much better than fruitcake). While still in Michigan last week, I went to get gas one day and noticed a car pull up that appeared to be stuffed with plastic bags. I immediately thought the person might be homeless. Out came a man, younger than me, with a long stick and a bag. He proceeded to pick through the trash

VIEWS Kris Stadalsky with the stick for cans and bottles, which carry a refundable deposit in Michigan. I pulled up and asked whether I could offer a hand, holding up some cash. He gladly accepted. He proceeded to tell me who he was, why he was down on his luck and how he felt the government had stuck it to him. Keeping a straight face and a smile, my mind’s eye rolled with impatience. Then I had the thought that I could have some patience and take the time to listen. After all, he seemed to appreciate the friendliness of another person as much as he appreciated the money. I drove off feeling grateful that I took the time to show kindness to another human being. Life on life’s terms is not always easy, however.

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wooden hanging, I think of my best friend every time I see the pin hanging in my bedroom that proclaims “cancer sucks.” When I look around the area where my husband and I settled and raised our sons, I am grateful for the sense of belonging and community. I see towns with people who reach out to those in need through civic organizations and women’s clubs; through churches with food pantries and groups of volunteers who want to do something for others, because they, too, are grateful for what they have. I hope to carry this attitude of gratitude and thanksgiving through the rest of the year and beyond. I hope you will, too.


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NOTICE OF PROPOSED PROPERTY TAX INCREASE FOR SARATOGA TOWNSHIP, ILLINOIS I. A public hearing to approve a proposed property tax levy increase for Grundy County, Illinois for 2016 will be held on December 13, 2016 at 6:45 p.m. at the Saratoga Town Hall 9080 North Route 47, Morris, Illinois 60450. Any person desiring to appear at the public hearing and present testimony to the taxing district may contact the Saratoga Township Supervisor, Saratoga Town Hall, 9080 North Route 47, Morris, Illinois. (815) 955-8781.

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unknown reasons.” Suman’s vehicle struck the left sides of two semitrailers traveling west on Route A Sheridan man was killed Saturday in a three-vehicle accident on Route 71 near 71, police said. The Kendall County Coroner proNewark. nounced Suman dead on the scene, State The Illinois State Police said Philip Suman, 62, of Sheridan, was traveling east Police said. The Illinois State Police Traffic Crash on Route 71 just east of Newark Road at Reconstruction Unit is investigating the 2:49 p.m. Saturday when his vehicle, a crash. 2005 Chrysler Town and Country mini– Shaw Media van, crossed into oncoming traffic “for

II. The corporate and special purpose property taxes extended or abated for 2015 were $79,430. The proposed corporate and special purpose property taxes to be levied for 2016 are $110,500. This represents a 39.12% increase over the previous year. III. The property taxes extended for debt service and public building commission leases for 2015 were $0. The estimated property taxes to be levied for debt service and public building commission leases for 2016 are $0. This represents a 0% increase over the previous year. IV. The total property taxes extended or abated for 2015 were $79,400. The estimated total property taxes to be levied for 2016 are $110,500. This represents a 39.12% increase over the previous year.

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SHOREWOOD – About five years ago, Jim Murphy and his family moved to Shorewood. Throughout his life, Murphy has had a fondness for neighborhood football games around Thanksgiving. Growing up in New Jersey, Murphy said friends and family would go to a local park and play a pickup game of football this time

of year. After settling into their Shorewood subdivision, Murphy was eager to build the same sense of community he grew to love in New Jersey. For the past few years, Murphy has organized a neighborhood football game the Wednesday before Thanksgiving. “When we moved in, we didn’t know that many people,” Murphy said.

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POLICE REPORTS Note to readers: Information in Police Reports is obtained from local police departments and the Grundy County Sheriff’s Department. Individuals listed in Police Reports who have been charged with a crime have not been proved guilty in court.

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• Miriam Hernandez, 47, of Morris, was arrested Nov. 13 by Grundy County Sheriff’s Department and charged with driving under the influence of alcohol. She posted bond and was released with a court date of Dec. 19. MORRIS • Craig Nelson, 54, of Dwight, was arrest• Daniel Herman, 19, of Morris, was ed Nov. 12 by Grundy County Sheriff’s arrested Nov. 19 and charged with posDepartment and charged with driving session of marijuana more than 30 grams under the influence of alcohol. He posted but less than 500 grams. He posted bond bond and was released with a court date and was released with a court date of of Dec. 12. Dec. 19. • Cody Bales, 19, of Coal City, was arrest• Bradley Nordland, 35, was arrested ed Nov. 11 by Grundy County Sheriff’s DeNov. 22 by Morris police and charged partment and charged with manufacture/ with driving under the influence of alco- delivery of marijuana. He posted bond and hol. He was unable to post bond and was was released with a court date of Dec. 1. transported to Grundy County Jail, where • Justin Kavanaugh, 36, of Gardner, was he awaits a court date of Dec. 1. arrested Nov. 10 by Grundy County Sher• Patrick Lyons, 28, of Morris, was iff’s Department on a warrant for failure arrested Nov. 28 by Morris police on to appear on a battery charge. He posted an active Grundy County warrant for bond and was released with a court date involuntary manslaughter. He was unable of Dec. 5. to post bond and was transported to Grundy County Jail. COAL CITY • Jonathon Kincade, 27, of Morris, was • Joseph Sanchez, 20, of Coal City, was arrested Nov. 28 by Morris police and arrested Nov. 18 by Coal City police and charged with driving under the influcharged with domestic battery. He was ence of drugs. He posted bond and was unable to post bond and was held at the released with a court date of Jan. 9. Grundy County Jail.

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I. A public hearing to approve a proposed property tax levy for Nettle Creek Community Consolidated School District #24C, County of Grundy, State of Illinois, for 2016 will be held on the 12th day of December, 2016 at 7:00 P.M. at Nettle Creek School, 8820 N. School Rd., Morris, Illinois. Any person desiring to appear at the public hearing and present testimony to the taxing district may contact Dr. Donald A. McKinney, Superintendent, 8820 N. School Rd., Morris, Illinois, 60450, telephone number (815) 942-0511. II. The corporate and special purpose property taxes extended or abated for 2015 were $1,104,643.

III. The property taxes extended for debt service and public building commission leases for 2015 were $126,354.

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The proposed corporate and special purpose property taxes to be levied for 2016 are $1,237,424. This represents a 12.02% increase over the previous year.

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The estimate property taxes to be levied for debt service and public building commission leases for 2016 are $125,269. This represents a .86% decrease over the previous year. IV. The total property taxes extended or abated for 2015 were $1,230,997. The estimated property taxes to be levied for 2016 are $1,362,693. This represents a 10.7% increase over the previous year. Board of Education Nettle Creek Community Consolidated School District No. 24C 8820 N. School Rd., Morris, Illinois 60450 (815) 942-0511


Will-Grundy clinic keeps care affordable for the needy How to help To donate to the Herald Angels campaign, send a check payable to “Herald Angels” to The Herald-News, 2175 Oneida St., Joliet, IL 60435, or visit United Way of Will County’s website at www.uwwill.org. To help the Will-Grundy Medical Clinic, the following opportunities are available: n Nov. 29 – Giving Tuesday. Visit willgrundymedicalclinic.org or call 815-726-3377 to donate. n Dec. 15 – Potbelly Sandwich Shop fundraiser, 2613 W. Jefferson St., Joliet n March 8 – Denim and Diamonds Dinner, Patrick C. Haley Mansion, 17 S. Center St., Joliet n The clinic needs volunteer doctors, nurses and dentists. To volunteer, call Shawn West at 815-726-3377. or health entitlements and who meet required income guidelines. She said the clinic offers a total package, which in the long run helps

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I. A public hearing to approve a proposed property tax levy increase for Morris Community High School District #101 for 2016 will be held on December 12, 2016 at 6:15 p.m. in the Board Room at Morris Community High School District 101. Any person desiring to appear at the public hearing and present testimony to the taxing district may contact Dr. Patrick Halloran, Superintendent, Morris Community High School District #101, 1000 Union Street, Morris, Illinois, at 815/941-5327. II. The corporate and special purpose property taxes extended or abated for 2015 were $6,244,885. The proposed corporate and special purpose property taxes to be levied for 2016 are $6,750,791. This represents an 8.11% increase over the previous year. III. The property taxes extended for debt service and public building commission leases for 2015 were $1,654,683. The estimated property taxes to be levied for debt service and public building commission leases for 2016 are $1,822,938.This represents a 10.17% increase over the previous year. IV. The total property taxes extended or abated for 2015 were $7,899,568. The estimated total property taxes to be levied for 2016 are $8,573,729. This represents an 8.54% increase over the previous year. Morris Herald-News December 1, 2016

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JOLIET – The United Way of Will County has a mission to bring business and community together to make a sustainable change in the county. For almost 80 years, United Way has offered assistance to area residents, supporting programs through agency partners. United Way President and CEO Mike Hennessy said the local United Way organization funds 109 programs through 46 agency partners throughout the entire county. The Will-Grundy Medical Clinic, located at 213 E. Cass St. in downtown Joliet, receives 10 percent of its funds from United Way. Other sources of funding include private donors and fundraisers. The clinic does not receive any state or federal funds, clinic Executive Director Shawn West said. The clinic offers free health care services to 600 patients a month. West said 90 percent of the patients are employed, but are low-wage earners who do not have access to health insurance

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the community. “In Joliet alone, 100,000 people don’t have a designated medical home. They get sick and go to the emergency room. The average cost for a visit at our clinic is $50 to $75. The ER is $1,200 to $2,000. These people go to the ER, can’t pay their bills, get bad credit and then have a hard time finding proper housing, and they don’t spend money in the community,” West said. With funds from United Way and private donors, West said the clinic can offer a stable medical facility with 35 volunteer doctors, three volunteer dentists, two volunteer pharmacists, 20 volunteer nurses and medical staff to diagnose, treat and educate, as well as prescribe medications and offer specialist referrals. “We provide medication to patients who fall through the loopholes and don’t qualify for medical assistance,” volunteer pharmacist Chuck Corso said. “This is just one small part of our mission.” Director of Clinical Operations Elizabeth Shannon said the majority of the clinic’s clients are Hispanic and have diabetes, which can be caused by genetics, diet and exercise. She said the clinic’s goal has been to educate them on their resources, offer

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medications and link them to partner specialists. West said the clinic needs to raise $560,000 a year to fully fund the operation, but the goal has not been met for the past 12 years. She said donors have dwindled because of relocation or death, and it has been a constant battle to replace large donors. “We can’t have a deficit budget forever,” West said. One way residents can help United Way’s partner agencies, such as the Will-Grundy Medical Clinic, is through the Herald Angels giving campaign. The Herald-News collects donations from its readers during the holiday season, and contributes them to support United Way’s partner agencies.

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Minooka beat Joliet Central, 39-37, victory at the University of St. Francis’ Sullivan Center to win the 21st annual WJOL Thanksgiving Classic. Adrian Paige hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer to win as the Indians (4-0) won their first WJOL title while breaking Central’s three-year title streak at the tournament.

TOP RIGHT: Minooka’s Jonny Butler shoots over the arms of Joliet Central’s Jose Grubbs at the 21st annual WJOL Thanksgiving Classic Championship game Saturday at the University of St. Francis USF Sullivan Center, Joliet. TOP LEFT: Minooka’s Adrian Paige (34) is surrounded by his teammates after hitting the buzzer-beating 3 pointer to win the game over Joliet Central. LEFT: Minooka’s Brandon Hill drives to the basket around Joliet Central’s Cameron Blackmon. ABOVE: Minooka’s Zach Schultz (center left) and Adrian Paige hold the first-place plaque after Page’s buzzer-beating 3-pointer.


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Continued from page 17 They do now. Between 40 and 60 people participate in the game each year. Murphy said he was inspired to organize the games because people don’t know their neighbors these days. From 2 p.m. until sunset Nov. 23, Murphy, his wife and a handful of other adults participated in this year’s game with more than 25 neighborhood children. Many were in high school, while some were as young as 6 and a couple were home from college. Murphy said more adults usually come over in the late afternoon when they get off work. Wednesday afternoon has proved to be the best time for the game, as getting together the rest of the week can be difficult. “People have family obligations for Thanksgiving week,” Murphy said. “But this builds a big sense of community.” Brett Bebej, a student at Minooka Community High School, said it was his first time participating, although he’s grown up in the neighborhood. “I do like it,” Bebej said after about an hour of playing in the game. “I’ve actually gotten to know more people today.” The Murphys’ lot and adjacent lots in their court provide a nearly perfect arrangement for a game of football, baseball or soccer behind their homes. The land behind their homes is relatively flat, open

and full of healthy grass. Each year, Murphy paints the outline of a 53-yard-long, 20-yard-wide football field complete with two end zones and an “M” logo at midfield. In a new twist this year, Murphy installed a set of field goal uprights made of PVC pipe with flags at the top to help detect the wind direction. After a touchdown, players were called upon to make an extra point. Last year, it snowed, so they had to shovel the end zone for both safety and integrity of the game. It’s hard to know whether someone scored a touchdown if you can’t see the white boundary lines. There wasn’t a specific strategy carried out Nov. 23 by either team, nor did they keep a strict score. Bebej said he was just trying to get open. It appeared most of the others were doing the same. Even Shelby, the next-door neighbor’s boxer, was trying to get open. In fact, she excelled at it. Twice she escaped the house and darted in and out of the game as people chased her for a few minutes until she was lured back home. Some players wore soccer cleats and attire, while others wore football jerseys of their favorite college and pro teams. Quarterbacks were duped into interceptions several times by players calling for the ball who were actually not on their team. When the teams finished, a catered meal was waiting inside the Murphy home.

TUB TIME Some seniors resist or have problems with bathing or showering. Diminished eyesight, unsteady ambulation, or a history of falls may make them afraid to enter the tub. It is important to make sure that seniors maintain good hygiene. Home healthcare aides can assist when it is time for the seniors to bathe. They can place a seat in the tub and assist the seniors to transfer safely in and out of the tub. Aides can provide clean washcloths, soap, and warm towels. They can make sure that the bathroom is warm and that the water temperature is appropriate. Aides can remain close by and assist in cleaning hard to reach places. Aides can set out clean, dry clothing for their seniors to wear. Home care professionals can offer suggestions and assist with achieving cleanliness and maintaining

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NOTICE OF PROPOSED PROPERTY TAX INCREASE FOR MINOOKA COMMUNITY CONSOLIDATED SCHOOL DISTRICT 201

I. A public hearing to approve a proposed property tax levy increase for Minooka Community Consolidated School District 201 for 2016 will be held on December 19, 2016 at 6:45 p.m. in the Board Room at Minooka Primary Center, 305 W. Church, Minooka, Illinois. Any person desiring to attend the public hearing and present testimony to the taxing district may contact Superintendent Kristopher Monn, Ed.D., Minooka CCSD 201, 305 W. Church, Minooka, Illinois, 60447, (815) 4676121. II. The corporate and special purpose property taxes extended or abated for 2015 were $19,334,574. The proposed corporate and special purpose property taxes to be levied for 2016 are $21,455,000. This represents a 11.0% increase over the previous year. III. The property taxes extended for debt service and public building commission leases for 2015 were $5,378,919. The estimated property taxes to be levied for debt service and public building commission leases for 2016 are $5,829,088. This represents a 8.4% increase over the previous year. IV. The total property taxes extended or abated for 2015 were $24,713,493. The estimated total property taxes to be levied for 2016 are $27,284,088. This represents a 10.4% increase over the previous year.


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TOP LEFT: Minooka’s Jonny Butler drives to the basket around Joliet Central’s Jose Grubbs at the 21st annual WJOL Thanksgiving Classic Championship game Saturday at the University of St. Francis USF Sullivan Center, Joliet. TOP RIGHT: Jonny Butler prepares to drive to the basket around Jose Grubbs. ABOVE: Minooka’s Adrian Paige (34) is surrounded by his teammates after hitting the buzzer-beating 3-pointer. RIGHT: Minooka’s (11) Kyle Graebner drives to the basket in front of Joliet Central’s Jomarre McNair.

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LOUIS W. CRONIN

Born: May 2, 1947; in Garden City, KS Died: November 23, 2016; in Dwight, IL Louis W. Cronin, 69, died Wednesday, November 23, 2016, at home in Dwight, Illinois. Loving spouse, beloved father, inspiring mentor. Dr. Cronin’s enthusiasm, positivity, and zest for life inspired countless people. He shared his awe at the beauty of nature and his love for the National Parks with anyone who would listen. He celebrated glowing morning sunrises and stunning sunsets. He delighted in hiking, camping, biking, running, and reading with his family. Most of all he loved memorizing Bible verses and sharing his love of Jesus with his clients, staff, friends and family. He leaves a legacy of love, servant leadership, and indomitable optimism. His love for his family knew no bounds, and they will share his light with the world forever. To his last day, he was emphatic that we have so much to be thankful for, and it truly is a wonderful life. He was born May 2, 1947, in Garden City, Kansas, to William Floyd and Thelma Mae Cronin. He graduated from Pierceville High School in 1965. Dr. Cronin earned a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy from the University of Kansas Pharmacy School in 1970 and his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Degree from Kansas State University in 1975. He practiced veterinary medicine at the Dwight, Pine Bluff, Lakewood and Skinner Veterinary Hospitals for 40 years. He married the love of his life, Alice Lynne Andrews, on August 29, 1969, in Garden City, Kansas. She survives, comforted by their three children, Curtis (Julia) Cronin of San Carlos, California, Julia (Wouter IJgosse) Cronin of Washington, D.C. and William A. “Andy” (Jessica) Cronin of Chevy Chase, Maryland, and their six grandchildren. He is also survived by four siblings, Floyd (Moleta) Cronin, Mada Cronin Walker, Loren (Sherry) Cronin, and Jon (Sylvia) Cronin; one brother-in-law, Ed Stillions; two sisters-in-law, Karen (Martin) Booth, and Ruth Johnson; and numerous loving nieces, nephews, and great-nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; his sister, Marsha Cronin Stillions; and his brotherin-law, Zearl D. Walker. Visitation hours are from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Saturday, December 3, at Hager Memorial Home, 201 W. Mazon Avenue, Dwight, Illinois. Celebration of Life service will be at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, December 4, at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Dwight. Following the service, friends are invited to share memories and fellowship with the family in the St. Peter’s Lutheran Church fellowship hall. Inurnment will take place in the summer at the family plot in Garden City, Kansas. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Guardian Angel Basset Rescue, Livingston County Humane Society, or the National Parks Conservation Association.

WANDA MILDRED MABE Wanda Mildred (Lowe) Mabe, 81, transitioned from earth to her new home in Heaven on November 24, 2016. Arrangements by R.W. Patterson Funeral Homes, Ltd. & Crematory, 815-458-2336 www. rwpattersonfuneralhomes.com

SHEILA A. NICHOLSON

Born: February 9, 1943; in Morris, IL Died: November 27, 2016; in Romeoville, IL

How to submit Send obituary information to obits@ MorrisHerald-News.com or call 815526-4438. Notices are accepted until 3 p.m. Tuesday for the next edition. Obituaries also appear online at MorrisHerald-News.com/obituaries where you may sign the guest book, send flowers or make a memorial donation. and loved spending time with her family and doting on them when she could. Survivors include her husband, Roger Olson of Jasper, Missouri; three children, Henry Ward and Ron Ward, both of Morris, and Rita Olson of Jasper, Missouri; three grandchildren, Patrick Ward of Chicago, Brittany Ward of Youngstown, Ohio, and Dwayne Ward of Morris; one brother, Dwayne (Rose) Ehrler of Morris, and several nieces and nephews, as well as her caretaker, Tricia Porak. Diane was preceded in death by her parents; son, Ralph Ward; and brother, Gary Johnson. Cremation rites have been accorded. Family and friends may sign the online guest book, upload photographs, or share Diane’s memorial page by logging onto: www.ReevesFuneral.com Cremation services and arrangements are under the direction and care of Reeves Funeral Homes, Ltd. in Morris (815-942-2500).

Sheila A. Nicholson, 73, of Verona, formerly of Morris, passed away late Sunday evening, November 27, 2016 at Senior Star at Weber Place in Romeoville. Funeral services will be held Saturday, December, 3, 2016 at 10:30 a.m. at the Fruland Funeral Home, 121 W. Jefferson St., in Morris with Rev. Robert N. Sathuri officiating. Interment will follow in Evergreen Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Friday from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Born February 9, 1943 in Morris, she was the daughter of Theophile and Grace (Bunton) Francois. She graduated from Morris Community High School with the class of 1961. For over 30 years she was employed at AT&T. She is survived by her son, Brent Nicholson of Diamond; five grandchildren; one great granddaughter; one sister, Pamela Francois Szepelak of Morris; three brothers, Richard Francois of West Lebanon, Indiana, Dennis (Denna) Francois of Streator and Douglas (Linda) Francois of Minooka; several nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. Preceding her in death were her parents; and her great niece, Elizabeth Matney. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church and did volunteer work for C.O.P.E. Sheila enjoyed sewing, cooking and loved her MADELON A. PETERSON pets. Born: December 23, 1916; in Marseilles, IL Memorials may be directed to the Alzheimer’s Died: November 22, 2016; in Morris, IL Foundation. For more information, call the funeral home at Madelon A. Peterson, 99, of 815-942-0700 or sign the private online guestMorris, passed away Tuesday book at www.frulandfuneralhome.com. afternoon, November 22, 2016 at Regency Care of Morris. Funeral services will be held Monday, November 28, 2016 DIANE OLSON at 10:30 a.m. at the Bethlehem Born: May 21, 1948; in Morris, IL Lutheran Church in Morris with Pastor Patrick Died: November 20, 2016; in of Morris, IL Lohse officiating. Interment will follow in Evergreen Cemetery. Diane Olson, age 68 of Morris Visitation will be held on Sunday from 3:00 p.m. passed away Sunday Novemuntil 6:00 p.m. at the Fruland Funeral Home, 121 ber 20, 2016 at Regency Care W. Jefferson St. in Morris. of Morris. Born December 23, 1916 in Marseilles, she Born May 21, 1948 in Morris, Diane Ruth was the daughter of was the daughter of William and Mary (Morello) Percy and Ruth (Vanden) John- Price. She graduated from Marseilles Grade son. She was raised and educated in Morris, and School and High School. Later she attended Joliet Junior College. She attended Faith Baptist Church in Goose Lake. married Leslie M. Peterson on May 2, 1936 in Diane enjoyed solving crossword puzzles, Ottawa by Rev. T. J. Knutson. Madelon was playing cards, especially Canasta, and bingo employed for 19 years at the Grundy County with her friends. She looked forward to getting a cup of coffee Courthouse in the offices of Milt Carlson, Pauline Coleman and Lorraine Thorsen. and a vanilla ice cream cone from McDonald’s,

She is survived by her sons, Donald L. Peterson of Morris and William L.(Pam) Peterson of Minneapolis, MN.; her twin daughters, Joyce (Dr. Tom) Alderson of Rochester, Michigan and Judith Peterson of Morris; her grandchildren, Lori Larson, Lisa (Bill) Korlath, Brett (Karen) Peterson, Cynthia (Jim) Milton, Diane (Rob) Grinton, Kurt (Patti) Peterson, Les Peterson, Judge Lance (Julie) Peterson, Heather (Jerry) Miller, Courtney (Nick) Lozen, Kathleen Alderson and Ryan (Rachel) Alderson; seventeen great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Preceding her in death were her parents; her loving husband, Leslie; her son, Jack Peterson; two brothers, John and Roland Price; one sister, Evelyn Price. Madelon was a member of the Bethlehem Lutheran Church. She enjoyed traveling with her sister, Evelyn, watching the Morris Redskins football team and the Chicago Cubs and her grandchildren play sports. Memorials may be directed to the Bethlehem Lutheran Church or Joliet Area Community Hospice. For more information call the funeral home at 815-942-0700 or sign the private online guestbook at www.frulandfuneralhome.com.

LONNIE DALE REPPINE SR.

Born: June 14, 1933; in Seneca, IL Died: November 23, 2016; in LaSalle, IL Lonnie Dale Reppine Sr., 83, of Marseilles, passed away Wednesday, November 23, 2016, peacefully, with his daughter holding his hand at Illinois Veterans Home in LaSalle. Funeral services will be 11:00 a. m. Monday Nov. 28, at Seals-Campbell Funeral Home with Rev. Duane Kaufman officiating. Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery in Marseilles with military honors by the Marseilles Honor Guard. Visitation will be from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. Sunday at Seals-Campbell Funeral Home. Lonnie was born June 14, 1933 in Seneca, to Fred and Sadie (Thomas) Reppine. He married Sarah E. Hott of Marseilles who preceded him in death in 2004. He served in the Army as a combat medic in the Korean War. He loved to hunt and fish; and was famous for the tomatoes from his garden and his peanut and cashew brittle. Lonnie is survived by one daughter, Lee Anne (Bob Jr.) Martin of Ruther Glen, VA; three sons, Lonnie D. Jr. (Connie) Reppine, Justin Todd Reppine, and Craig Reppine, all of Marseilles; eight grandchildren; and many great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife; one step-son, Lynwood Dale England; one step-daughter, Debbie Burton; three sisters, Dorothy, Mary and Nancy; one half-brother, Fred Jr.; and one half-sister, Betty. Memorials may be given to the Marseilles VFW or the Illinois Veterans Home in LaSalle. • Continued on page 25


VIEWS Trudy Lieberman insurers’ networks. The average bill patients incurred was $623. The highest bill was more than $19,000. To put that number in perspective, this year the Federal Reserve reported that 46 percent of Americans were unable to pay a $400 expense without running up credit-card debt or selling assets. Not surprisingly, researchers found out-of-network ER doctors ended up getting paid a lot more than those who were part of a network. “The fact this type of price gouging has become routine operating procedure in so many emergency departments is shameful and appalling,” says Chuck Bell, programs director for Consumers Union. A recent study in Texas by the Center for Public Policy Priorities shows how prevalent out-of-network ER doctors are. Using a 2013 report from the Texas Department of Insurance, the Center found that 45 percent of in-network hospitals in the state used by United Healthcare had no in-network ER doctors. Fifty-six percent of Humana’s hospitals had none. “Consumers would be astonished to see how poor the odds are of getting an in-network doctor in the

emergency room.” Bell added. The odds of getting redress are also low. Too many consumers don’t contest their bills. Only about 25 percent of those getting surprise bills do, Bell told me. Of those who do protest to their insurer, only half get their bill forgiven or reduced. Surprise bills are a variation of what’s called balance billing, the gap between what insurance, including Medicare, pays and what a doctor charges. It’s been around for decades, but in the late 1980s, the outcry from Medicare beneficiaries became so loud that Congress did something about it. For doctors who accept Medicare’s payment in full, there is no balance billing – called “excess charges” in Medicare speak. Doctors, including ER physicians who don’t accept that payment, can sock beneficiaries with excess charges. But Medicare limits what they can charge. Beneficiaries can protect themselves from these excess charges should they use a doctor who doesn’t accept Medicare’s fee schedule by buying Medigap policies Plan F and Plan G. For those with Medicare Advantage plans, there’s no protection until the beneficiary reaches the plan’s out-of-pocket spending limit. After that, the doctor can’t balance bill separately. There’s no similar help for those not on Medicare.

Many consumers are unaware that an out-of-network doctor is treating them. The standard advice – to ask whether your doctor is in the network – is silly when it comes to care in the ER. What patient having a heart attack is going to look up and say, “Hey doc, are you with Aetna?” A few states – New York, California, Illinois, Connecticut, and Florida – hold patients harmless if they find themselves with a surprise bill or require outside arbitration to decide a case. But Bell says it will take an act of Congress to solve this problem. Public outrage will have to get much louder if that’s to happen. Because chances are high you’ll find yourself with such a bill, think twice before you choose to go to the ER for a problem that can wait until you see your regular doctor. Although Obamacare was supposed to cut down on emergency room use, that hasn’t happened. People are still going to ERs for less serious conditions, many being enticed by hospitals themselves that advertise their ER wait times on billboards. Our health care system is all about making money. And balance billing, its causes and consequences, is another sorry example.

Road, Channahon. Pastor William Ryden officiating. Interment Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery, Elwood. Expressions of sympathy may be directed to the Hope Lutheran Church. For information www.themaplefuneralhome.com

Yeates. He passed in Pearland, Texas on November 26, 2016. He graduated from Providence Catholic High School in New Lenox in 1975. After high school, he joined the U.S. Army from 1975 to 1978 and was honorably discharged. Following his military enlistment, he met the love of his life Lizanne. They moved to Houston, Texas and begin his career at Rice University for 35 years. Thomas was preceded in death by his father, Thomas; and sister, Kimberly. He leaves behind his wife, Lizanne Albrecht Yeates; mother, Marjorie J. Yeates of Wilmington, Illinois; brother, Daniel Yeates of Wilmington; sisters, Maureen of Wilmington, Illinois and Jean (Mark) Jackson of Essex, Illinois; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. He will be dearly missed. Any donations in Thomas’s memory may be made to the following: Texas Equusearch P.O. Box 395 Dickinson, Texas 77539. (www. texasequusearch.org), HOOTS (Rice University) - 6100 Main Street, Texas 77005, (www. hoots.rice.edu).

• What is your experience with surprise billing? Write to Trudy at trudy.lieberman@gmail.com.

OBITUARIES • Continued from page 24

JAMES E. WIES James E. Wies, of Joliet, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family at his late Joliet residence on Monday, November 21, 2016 at the age of 87 years. Born in Lemont, Illinois the son of Nicholas and Frances Wies (nee Timm); Beloved Husband of the late Betty A. Wies. Cherished; Father of Jim (Linda) Wies, John “Nick” (Connie) Wies and Sally (Doug) Bentson; Adored Grandfather of Jim, Kevin, Tracy, Nicole, Holly, Brad, Kelly, Alyssa and Tyler; Proud Great Grandfather of Madison, JB, Dylan, Kenzie, Ava, Noah, Ethan and Lilly; Dear Brother of the late Dorothy, the late Evelyn, the late Joan, the late John and the late Ernie; numerous loving nieces and nephews also mourn his passing.

Preceded in death by his parents, beloved wife and siblings. Mr. Wies will be remembered for his love and dedication to family and the gratitude he had for the blessings of his farm. The farmer’s trade is one of worth, his pasture with the sky and earth. God bless the man who sows the wheat, who finds us milk and fruit and meat, may his purse be heavy, and his heart light, his cattle and corn and all go right. God bless the Seed his hands let fall, for the farmer, he must feed us all. A distinguished veteran of the U.S. Army who proudly served in the 246 Battalion in Korea. A classic “shade tree” mechanic who continued to learn and grow in knowledge and soon found that he had the skill to repair any part on any vehicle for anyone who needed a helping hand. He enjoyed traveling, fishing and the company of his wonderful Friends and neighbors. Visitation for James E. Wies will be held on Friday, November 25, 2016 from 10:00 AM until services begin at 12:15 PM at The Maple Funeral Home located at 24300 W. Ford

THOMAS R. YEATES Born: June 1, 1956 Died: November 26, 2016

Thomas R. Yeates, was born June 1, 1956 in Oswego, New York, to Thomas E. & Marjorie

• Thursday, December 1, 2016

Surprise medical bills spell big trouble for consumers, especially those who find themselves in an emergency room. Such “surprises” have surfaced as a major patient problem, but because of entrenched health care interests, a solution is not likely anytime soon. Here’s what happens. Patients arrive at the emergency room of a hospital that is in their insurer’s provider network. However, the physician who treats them is out of network. Because ER docs are usually assured a steady stream of patients, many believe they don’t need to accept potentially lower fees from insurers in exchange for any new patients they might attract by belonging to a network. That’s not the case for other specialists, who may rely on insurer networks for more business. Whatever the reason, emergency room patients may be stuck with huge bills their insurance company may not cover, or it will pay less than if patients had used in-network doctors. If you think this is unfair, it is. A study by Yale researchers of more than 2 million emergency room visits across the country was just published in the New England Journal of Medicine. It found that out-of-network doctors treated 22 percent of the patients who visited emergency departments; the departments themselves were part of their

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OPINIONS

Electoral College like the 3-point rule AMES, Iowa – I remember watching my older brother, Danny, dribbling down the court and me wiggling uncomfortably in the bleachers, staring at my blue Keds and asking, “How do we know who wins?” Someone patiently explained the team with the most baskets wins. I guess that was a good enough explanation for a 4-year-old, and that’s usually the way things worked out. But not always. You see in basketball, a basket can count as one, two or three points. So occasionally the team with the fewest baskets wins. The same could be said for democracy. Sometimes the candidate who receives the most votes loses. I was thinking about that Nov. 20 as I sat high in the seats of Hilton Coliseum with two of my college buddies, Doug and Fred. I watched my beloved Iowa State Cyclones set a new all-time school scoring record as they played the Citadel. Player after player sank 3-point shots quite a distance from the basket. While it wasn’t the case in this particular game, sometimes a team that scores a lot of 3-point shots wins even when they made fewer baskets than their opponents. That’s just the way it works. I suppose a loser could holler their team made the most baskets. And most folks would file it away as “interesting but not relevant.” As I noted in last week’s column, I did not vote for Donald Trump. In fact, I dislike his brand of politics. But what I do value is the rule of law. Presidents are elected in this country by the Electoral College, not the popular vote. Counting Trump, five of the 44 men elected president have lost the popular vote. That’s one out of 10 presidents. So it’s hardly an unknown phenomenon in our history. Hillary Clinton supporters can shout that she won the popular vote by 2 million ballots. I can just shrug and file that away as “interesting but irrelevant.” Like basketball, you play by the rules you have, not the ones you want. And the Electoral College has been around since the election of George Washington. It’s a provision in the Constitution that has always had its critics. In fact, over the history of our country,

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VIEWS Scott Reeder there have been at least 700 proposed amendments to modify or abolish the Electoral College – more than any other subject of constitutional reform. But each one of the provisions has failed. Each state has as many electors as it does U.S. senators and members of the U.S. House of Representatives. Since all states have the same number of senators, it gives a slight, but at times significant, added weight to votes from less populated jurisdictions, such as Wyoming or South Dakota. The framers of the U.S. Constitution did this because they wanted to ensure big states didn’t dominate smaller states. In fact, the provision granting each state equal representation in the Senate is the only part of the Constitution that can never be amended. Back in the 1960s, American Basketball Association Commissioner George Mikan, the pioneer of the 3-point field goal, said the 3-pointer would give the smaller player a chance to score more often. Framers of the Constitution were thinking something similar. They wanted to ensure smaller states in the union would continue to have influence, so they created the Electoral College. Those who don’t like this arrangement can work to amend the Constitution. Complaining about the system being “rigged” diminishes your cause – and your candidate. Elections have consequences, and your candidate lost. And it’s impossible to say who would have won the popular vote if there wasn’t an Electoral College because the strategies of both campaigns were predicated not on winning the popular vote but collecting more than 270 electors. They were playing by the rules that were in place, not the ones they may have wanted.

• Scott Reeder is a veteran statehouse journalist. He works as a freelance reporter in the Springfield area and can be reached at scottreeder1965@gmail.com.

LEGISLATIVE DIRECTORY President Barack Obama The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW Washington, DC 20500 202-456-1414 Comment: 202-456-1111 U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill. 230 S. Dearborn Kluczynski Federal Building Suite 3892 Chicago, IL 60604 312-353-4952 711 Hart Senate Office Building Washington, DC 20510 202-224-2152 U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk, R-Ill. 230 S. Dearborn, Suite 3900 Chicago, IL 60604 312-886-3506 387 Russell Senate Office Building Washington, DC 20510 202-224-2854 Gov. Bruce Rauner 207 Statehouse Springfield, IL 62706 800-642-3112 U.S. Rep. Adam Kinzinger, R-Channahon (16th District) District office 628 Columbus St., Suite 507 Ottawa, IL 61350 815-431-9271 Washington, D.C., office 1221 Longworth House Office Building Washington, DC 20515 202-225-3635 State Sen. Sue Rezin, R-Morris (38th District) District office

103 Fifth St. P.O. Box 260 Peru, IL 61354 815- 220-8720 Springfield office 309I Capitol Building Springfield, IL 62706 217-782-3840 State Sen. Toi Hutchinson, D-Olympia Fields (40th District) District office 222 Vollmer Road, Suite 2C Chicago Heights, IL 60411 708-756-0882 Springfield office 121C Capitol Building Springfield, IL 62706 217-782-7419 State Rep. David Welter, R-Plainfield (75th District) District office 1421 N. Division St. Morris, IL 60450-0808 815-416-1475 Springfield office 201-N Stratton Office Building Springfield, IL 62706 217-782-5997 State Rep. Kate Cloonen, D-Kankakee (79th District) District office 1 Dearbourn Square, Suite 419 Kankakee, IL 60901 815-939-1983 Springfield office 235-E Stratton Office Building Springfield, IL 62706 217-782-5981

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CHURCH BULLETINS

‘Hallelujah’ soup supper, cookie sale at United Methodist Church

Coal City United Methodist Church, located at 6805 E. McArdle Road in Coal City, invites you to join them from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday for their “Hallelujah” Soup Supper in the church fellowship hall. The homemade soups will be chicken-noodle and chili. Each meal includes your choice of soup, a sandwich, crackers, a beverage, ice cream and dessert. Carry-outs will be available and tickets will be sold at the door. The cost is $8 for adults and children ages 13 and older; $4 for children ages 12 to 6; $2 for children ages 5 to 3; and children ages 2 and younger can eat for free. Proceeds will go to the church’s building fund. Also on Dec. 3, Sunshine Circle will be holding their annual cookie sale during the soup supper, where visitors can buy a container of homebaked cookies, ready for gift-giving, for $7 a container.

Stavanger Christmas Program planned for Sunday

Stavanger Lutheran Church, 2904 N.

32nd Road (5 miles north of Seneca), is presenting its 68th annual Scandanavian Christmas Program at 7 p.m. Sunday. Singers and musicians from around the area have been invited to perform. The congregation youth, dressed in Norwegian attire, also will sing Christmas carols. The program will end with audience participation in a number of Christmas carols. After the program, everyone is invited to fellowship hall to enjoy a variety of Norwegian delicacies and desserts. The community is invited to attend as we usher in the Advent/Christmas season. For information, call Pastor Phil Peterson at 815-357-6154.

First United Methodist Church plans ‘Blue Christmas’ service

The Stephen Ministry Team at the First United Methodist Church at 118. W. Jackson St. invites you to the “Blue Christmas” service at 7 p.m. Monday in the sanctuary. Come together as Christian friends in a Christmas worship service specifically planned for those of us feeling down or alone during the holidays.

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‘Joy!’ by First Presbyterian Church Chancel Choir on Dec. 10

“Joy!” a Gospel Christmas musical celebration by composer Joel Raney, will be presented by the First Presbyterian Church Chancel Choir at 5:30 p.m. Dec. 10, and again at 10 a.m. Dec. 11 during both worship services at First Presbyterian Church, 200 E. Jackson St. in Morris. Channahon UMW Christmas “Joy!” tells the story of Christ’s birth Cookie Walk planned for Dec. 10 through six choral arrangements in a Channahon United Methodist Women variety of styles. Scripture unifies the is sponsoring its 12th annual Christmas songs as a powerful Christmas mesCookie Walk on Dec. 10 to raise funds for sage unfolds. The Chancel Choir will be mission work benefiting women, children featured, as well as talented instrumenand youth. talists. Kim Struck is the musical director The Cookie Walk will begin at 9 .m. and at First Presbyterian Church. last until the cookies are gone. Cookies The Rev. Roy Backus and Reverend Jeri will be sold by the bucket for $13 a buck- Baker from First Presbyterian Church et (about 2 pounds of cookies), or two welcome everyone to attend one or both buckets for $25. of the worship services, featuring the Customers who bring last year’s beautiful music of “Joy!” buckets to fill will receive a $1 discount There will be a Fellowship Hour after a bucket. both the Saturday night and the Sunday The Channahon UMC Ladies Aid Thrift morning services. Refreshments will be Shop will be open during the Cookie served. For information, call the church Walk. office at 815-942-1871. For information, call 815-467-5275. – Morris Herald-News

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AMBASSADORS FOR CHRIST

CHURCH OF GOD

The Rev. J.M. Frechette. (Call 584-1648 for place of service.)

FAITH BAPTIST CHURCH

Pastor’s Sammy L. & Patricia J. Ritchie Services held at Pioneer Path School 24920 S. Tryton St. (Rt. 6 & Tryton St.), Channahon, IL • Sunday Worship Service 10 a.m. • Sermon 11 a.m., Church Phone: 521-9712 • Web Page: www.Familyworshipcommunitychruch.com.

FIRST PRESBYTERIAN (Morris)

Jackson & Franklin Sts. Rev. Dr. Roy C. Backus Ph.: 815-942-1871. www.firstpresmorris.org. Saturday Worship Service, 5:30 p.m. Sun. Worship, 7:45 a.m. and 10:00 a.m.; Christian Education: 8:45 a.m.; Bible Study/ Christian Education for all ages. Nursery provided.

IMMACULATE CONCEPTION CATHOLIC (Braidwood)

FIRST APOSTOLIC CHURCH

FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH (Morris)

IMMACULATE CONCEPTION CATHOLIC CHURCH (MORRIS)

JOLIET JEWISH CONGREGATION SHABBAT (SABBATH)

Monroe & Jefferson Sts. 237-8312 Pastor Jan Chandler Sun: Worship Service 10:15 am; Wed: Pastor’s Lectionary Group Meeting, 8:30 am; Choir Practice, 4:00 pm

Family Worship Community Church (Channahon)

277 East Shipyard Rd. 357-6617. Rev. Jason Sprinkle. Sun. School, 9am; Worship Service, 10am; Evening Service, 6:00pm Wed.: Family Night 6:00pm; Tues. & Thurs.: Intercessory Prayer 9am. www.senecaaog.com

CHURCH OF HOPE (Gardner)

ASSUMPTION CATHOLIC

CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS

ASSEMBLIES OF GOD (Seneca)

245 S. Kankakee St.,Coal City, 634-4171 Rev. Robert Noesen Weekend masses: Sat. 4pm, Sun. 8 & 10:30 am; Daily masses: Monday, (No scheduled Mass) Rosary, 8am & Communion Service 8:30 am Tuesday, Rosary 8am, Mass or Communion Service 8:30am, Mass 6:30pm Wed. – Fri., Masses at 8:30am; Confessions: Wed., 1/2 hour before Mass, First Fri. before morning Mass, Sat. at 3:15–3:45pm & 1/2 hour before Sun. Masses, or by appointment.

118 E. Jefferson, Ph.: 448-2038 Pastor - Jerry Hill Sun. Worship Service 3:00 p.m.; Sunday Free Lunch 2:00 p.m.

Liberty & Jackson Sts.; Ph.; 815-942-0809 Sat. Worship, 6pm; Sun. Worship, 9am; Sun. School, 10:30am Sun. broadcast 95.7FM, 11am www.morrisumc.com

CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE (Marseilles)

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH (Channahon)

FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH (Seneca)

202 W. Jefferson St., 942-1145. Pastor: Patrick Lohse Sunday: Worship Service 9:00 am Sunday School 10:15 am (Radio 95.7 FM) www.blc-morris-il.org.

1292 Morris Rd, Marseilles. Church phone: 795-4896. Pastor Bill Clark. Sun.: Sunday School 9:45 a.m., Worship 10:45 a.m. & 6 p.m.; Wed.: Prayer Meeting 7 p.m.

24466 W. Eames St., Ph.: 467-6846. Pastor Randy Blan Sun.: Worship 10:30 am; Bible Study 9:15 am; Wed.: Bible Study (All ages) 7:00pm Thurs.: Midweek Connections, 1:30pm; More info: www.fbcchannahon.org

BRACEVILLE UNITED METHODIST

CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE (Wilmington)

FIRST BAPTIST (Coal City)

P.O. 46, 106 W. Goold St. • (815) 237-8512 Pastor Bennett Woods bumclighthouse@yahoo.com Sun: Worship Service: 9:30am; 1st Sunday Holy Communion;United Methodist Women 2nd Tues of mo. 1:30pm; Fri: Alcoholics Anonymous, 8pm

303 S. Kankakee St., Wilmington. Pastor: Bill Luttrell, 458-2006. Church phone: 476-5752. Sunday School 9:30am, Worship 10:30am & 6pm; Wed.: Bible Study 7pm. Visitors are always welcome.

Sun. School, 10 am; Worship, 11 am; Sun. Eve., 6 pm Wed. Eve., 7 pm

CALVARY BAPTIST

COAL CITY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

FIRST BAPTIST (Morris)

225 George St., 942-0261 Pastor: Phillip Arnold Sunday: Sun. School, 9:30 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10:40 a.m.; Wednesday: Bible Study, 6 p.m.

6805 E. McArdle Rd., Coal City, 60416. coalcityum.org • Phone (815)634-8670 Rev. Bradley D. Shumaker Worship Service Schedule Sun: 8:00 & 10:30 am Sunday School for all ages: 9:00 am

CHANNAHON UNITED METHODIST

CROSS LUTHERAN (Yorkville)

Pastor David Gilleland Ph.: 634-2654.

1650 West Route 6, Morris, IL 60450 Pastor Steve Larson 815-942-0812 • fbmorris@csky.net Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. Worship 8:00am; Worship 10:45 am Sun: Baptist Youth Fellowship (Grades 6–12), 6pm

On Rt. 47, about 15 miles N. of Morris. PH: 630-553-7335, www.hiscross.org Saturday: 5 pm (Casual) Sunday: 7:45 am (Organ) 9:15 am (Praise Team) 10:45 am (Praise Team) Nursery Care Available.

455 W. Southmor Rd. Scott Zorn - Lead Minister Todd Thomson, Tim Henson, Brent Popejoy, Trudy Moore, & Ryan Weimer, Ministers. Ph.: 942-3454. Sunday Morning Worship, 9 and 10:30 a.m.; Sunday School for all ages, 9 & 10:30 a.m.

CHRISTIAN LIFE ASSEMBLY OF GOD (Coal City)

DESTINY FAMILY CHURCH

FIRST CHRISTIAN (Wilmington)

25809 South Yellow Pine Drive Channahon, IL • Senior Pastor: Derek Ott Ph: (815) 342-5533 destinyfamily.org destinyfamilychurch@yahoo.com

121 W. Lincoln Street. Pastor Kihwan Choi Ph.: 815-357-8340. Each Sunday: 9:00 a.m. Worship Service

1824 Church St., 476-6734 Dallas Henry, Lead Minister, Josh LaGrange, Children’s & Youth Minister Sunday: Worship 10:00 am; Children’s Worship 10:00am; Coffee 9:45 am; Bible Study for all ages 9 am Nursery provided

Rev. Show Reddy Allam, Pastor, Rectory: 458-2125 Mass: Sat, 5:30 pm; Sun, 7:30 & 11 am; St. Lawrence O’toole, Essex, IL Sun: 9:15 am; Weekday Daily Masses Tuesday – Friday 8 am in the Adoration Chapel; Communion Service: Monday 8 am.

516 E. Jackson St. Father Edward Howe, Pastor. Confession Saturday, 4 - 4:30 p.m., Saturday Mass 5 p.m.: Sunday Masses 7, 9 and 11 a.m., Spanish Mass 2 p.m. Weekday Mass 7 a.m., Wed., Thurs., Fri. Mass on Fri. at 8:15 a.m. when school is in session. Scripture & Communion Serv. 7 a.m. Mon., Tues.

250 N. Midland Ave, Joliet. 815-741-4600 Friday evening: 7:00pm Saturday: 9:00am • Sun School: 10:00am Led by Rabbi Charles Rubovits www.jolietjewishcongregation.com

FREEDOM BAPTIST CHURCH

(Independent-Fundamental) 104 N. Main St., Seneca, IL. Pastor Joel Robertson. Ph.: 769-2305. Sunday School, 10 a.m.; Morning Worship, 11 a.m.; Sun. Eve. Worship, 6 p.m.; Wed. Night Prayer Service, 7 p.m. FRIENDS IN CHRIST LUTHERAN CHURCH 1338 Clay St., Morris, IL (LC-MS) 815-941-1255 www.ficlc.org Worship: Sat 5:30pm; Sun 8:15 & 10:45am Sunday School: (Sept.-May) 9:30am Bible Study: Sun 9:30am Pastor Mark Willig

GRACE LUTHERAN

24751 W. Eames St. (Rt. 6) Ph: 467-5275 • Pastor Steve Good Sunday: Worship - 9:00 am, Sunday School 10:15 am (all ages); All Welcome!

Rt. 113 & I-55. Pastor Mark Thompson. Ph.: 458-2387. Sun.: Sunday School 9am, Adult Worship & Nursery 10:15am, Services (all ages) & nursery 6pm; Wed.: Adult Bible Study, Drop Zone, Kids’ Zone, Nursery 7pm

106 Lincoln St. Rev. Ph.: 458-6317.

Corner of Dupont Ave. & Lakewood Dr. Bishop Steve Gordon Missionaries Phone: (815)579-8303 Services: 10:00 a.m. to 1 p.m.

BETHLEHEM EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH

HOUSE OF GLORY

Sunday Adult Bible Study 9 a.m; Sunday School, 10 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship, 10 a.m.;

Sunday School, 10 a.m.; Worship Service, 11:15 a.m.

702 E. North St. - Phone: 942-6214. Pastor, W.C. Stinette Sun. School, 9:45 a.m.; Morning Worship, 11 a.m.; Evening Worship, 6 p.m.

FIRST PRESBYTERIAN (Braidwood)

A Spirit-Filled Church 815-651-8564 Pastor Esther Holiday – Called to the Prophetess Office, she has been a Pastor in the Morris area for 4 years. Meeting at the Quality Inn, 200 Gore Rd., Morris Sunday Morning: 10:15am Youth ministry – ages 5-12

Pastor Caleb B. Counterman Pine Bluff & Goose Lake Rd.; 942-0675 Worship Service, 10:30 a.m., Evening Service 6:00 p.m.; Wednesday Prayer Service 10;00 a.m. & 6:30 p.m.

(Rt. 47 at Airport Rd.) Pastor Steven Heilmann Church Ph.: 942-2252 www.glcmorris.net Sunday Worship 9:30 a.m. Sunday School for all ages 10:45 a.m.

HELMAR LUTHERAN (A.F.L.C.) 11935 Lisbon Rd., Ph.: 695-5489 Pastor James Mostre Sun: Worship Service 9:00am, Sunday School for all ages 10:15am

KINGDOM HALL OF JEHOVAH’S WITNESSES Rt. 47, 1-1/2 miles south. Public Talk, 9:30 a.m.; Watchtower Study, 10:20 a.m.

LIFE CHURCH MORRIS

508 W. Illinois Ave., Morris, IL 815-942-0800 www.morris.gotlifechurch.com Pastor Jonathan Horsfall Sunday Prayer 9am Fellowship & Worship 10am

LIVING WATER CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE

Rev. Steve Cook: 815-942-2000 Email: cooksd7@aol.com 118 East Jefferson St., Morris Sunday Worship - 9:00 am Christian Education - 10:30 am Wednesday Bible Study - 7:00 pm

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EDWARD JONES Tammy Johnson • 640 S. Broadway, Coal City • 815-634-0205

EDWARD JONES Michael J. Wright 912 W. Rt. 6 • 815-942-6500

FRULAND FUNERAL HOME 121 W. Jefferson Street 815-942-0700

EDWARD JONES Jim Feeney 101 George St. • 815-942-5056

HARRINGTON’S FINE JEWELRY Michael Harrington Graduate Gemologist 308 Liberty St. - 815-942-2348

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LIVING WORD BIBLE CHURCH (Morris)

304 E. Jackson St. • 815-521-1990 Pastor Timothy Greene. livingwordbible.org Sunday: Sunday School Hour 9 a.m.; Worship Serv. 10:15 a.m.

NEWARK LUTHERAN (A.F.L.C.) 101 E. Liberty Ph.: 695-5251 Pastor Luke Emerson Sun: 8:45 Meet and Greet Worship 9:30am

PEACE CHAPEL ASSEMBLY OF GOD 852 School St., 815-942-4462 Pastor Bob Hahn Sun: Sunday School 10:30 am Worship 10:30 am; Youth 6 pm Wed: Family Night 6:30 pm

LISBON BETHLEHEM LUTHERAN CHURCH

NEW COMMUNITY CHRISTIAN CHURCH

Dedicated to proclaiming the Word of God.

Pastor Larry Jacobsgaard 108 E. Woodman St., 815-736-6271 Sun Worship, 9:30 am Sunday School 10:45 a.m.

705 E. Washington St., Morris, 815-942-4255 Pastor Kevin Yandell Youth Pastor: Jake Raymer Sunday Worship at: 9:00am & 10:45am Nursery and Children’s programs offered. “You’ve got a Friend at New Community”

MAIN ST. BAPTIST CHURCH (Braidwood)

NEW HARVEST WORSHIP CENTER CHURCH OF GOD(Wilmington)

Pastor George A. Hendricks. 458-6211. Sun. School, 9:45am; Fellowship Break, 10:45-11:00am Worship Service, 11:00am; Eve. Serv., 7pm; Wed. Prayer Mtg., 7:00pm

MAZON BAPTIST CHURCH

708 North 7th St. Pastor Andrew Wzorek. Parsonage Ph.: 448-2327; Church Ph.: 448-5545. Sun School, 9:30am; Worship: 9:30am, 10:30am & 6 pm; Wed. Service 7pm

ST. THOMAS EPISCOPAL (Anglican)

ROSE OF SHARON MINISTRY(Coal City)

315 N. Daley 815-634-4148 Rev. Jan Quiett. Sun: Praise & Worship 6 p.m.; Tues: Kids Club 6 p.m. Counseling by appointment.

317 Goold Park Drive (Chapin St. West) Morris Sundays - Holy Communion at 8 & 10 am 815-942-1380

PEACE LUTHERAN CHURCH E.L.C.A. 101 Candlelight Lane • 942-1010 peacelc@plcmorris.org Pr. Luanne Bettisch Sunday Worship - 9:00am, Sunday Education Hour 10:15am,

SACRED HEART CATHOLIC (Kinsman)

TRINITY LUTHERAN (LCMS) (Dwight)

PEACEFUL WATER ASSEMBLY OF GOD (Channahon)

SENECA EVANGELICAL

1.5 miles N. of I-55, 1/2 mile E. of Rt. 47 515 Stonewall Rd. Rev. William Mitschke, Pastor 815-584-3407 Sunday School & Adult Bible Class 9am Church Worship 10am

392-4245 or 237-2230 Fr. Stanley Drewniak Sunday Mass 8:00am Wednesday 8:30am

TURNING POINTE APOSTOLIC CHURCH

130 W. Scott St. • 357-6879 Pastor Rick Mitchell.

1200 Sunset Drive • 815-476-9036. Pastor Shirley McClain Sun: Worship, 10:30am; Thu: Bible Study, 7:00pm. Food distribution: 2nd & 4th Tues. of the month, 10am – 3pm. Mens fellowship breakfast: 2nd & 4th Sat. of the month, 9 am.

Middle School, Sage St. (S. entrance): Pastor Frank Snook. Ph.: 467-9754. Sunday School, 9:00am; Worship, 10:00am & 6:30pm Wed. Prayer Mtg., 7:00pm

Sun. School, 10:00am Praise & Worship Service, 11:00am EYF, 7:00pm Thursday.

85 S. Broadway, Suite C • P.O. Box 254 Coal City • 815-342-0652 Email: tpacentre@gmail.com Pastor: Ida M. Nelson Sun: Worship Service: 10:00 am Tues: Worship Service: 7 pm

NEW HOPE PRESBYTERIAN (COAL CITY)

PHELAN ACRES BIBLE (WILMINGTON)

STANDING IN THE WORD MINISTRIES

UNITED LUTHERAN CHURCH ELCA

R.R.#1. Pastor Rodney Chappel. Ph.: 476-7818. Sun. School, 9:45am; Worship, 11:00am Eve. Worship, 6:00pm Wed.: Children’s Groups & Adult Bible Study.

Establishing foundations for lives to be built upon

Gardner - Pine & Jefferson, One Block N. of High School 237-2227 Pastor Jana Howson Sun.: Worship 10 a.m. Women’s Bible Study - Third Wed. of the month at 1pm

NEW LIFE CHURCH (Coal City)

PLATTVILLE LUTHERAN

STAVANGER LUTHERAN (North of Seneca) Rev. Philip Peterson, Pastor Ph: 357-6302 Church Office, 815-357-6514

VERONA UNITED METHODIST Pastor Mary McQuilkin Church phone 815-287-2491 Sunday School 9:45 a.m. Morning Worship: 8:30-9:30 a.m.

ST. LAWRENCE CATHOLIC (South Wilmington)

THE VILLAGE CHRISTIAN (Minooka)

MAZON UNITED METHODIST 509 7th Street Pastor Karen Fabian Cell: 815-483-9343 Sunday Worship: 9:00 AM www.mazonmethodist.com

495 E. 1st St., Coal City 815-634-4133. Larry Garcia, Pastor. Sun.: Sunday School 10:00am, Worship 10:00am Wed.: Worship at 7:00pm

5475 Bell Road, Minooka. (4 miles north & 4 miles west) Office, 475-7220, Parsonage, 475-4127. Pastor Bret L. Reedy. Worship Service, 9:15am; Sunday School, 10:30am

R. Giovannetti, Pastor • 815.942.3758 Sun: 10:00am & 6:30pm Kids Church: 10am, Nursery Provided Wed: 7:15pm standingintheword.org

8:30 a.m. Confirmation 9:15 a.m. Sunday School 10:30 a.m. Worship

412 N. Wabena. 467-2205 • minookabible.org Saturday: Service 5:30 pm, Master’s Men 6:30 am; Sunday: Worship 8, 9:30 and 11 am

OUR SAVIOR’S EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN Rt. 47 & DuPont Rd. Pastor Dale Schilling Ph.: 708-212-4323. Sun. Worship Service, 9:30 a.m.; Sun. School, 10:30 a.m.

RESURRECTION LUTHERAN (Channahon) ELCA 25050 W. Eames (Rt. 6) Phone: (815) 467-6875 Pastor Ben Ingelson Sun: Worship: 9:30 am Sunday School: 10:45 am www.resurrectionchannahon.org

135 Rice Rd. • 815-237-2230 stlawrenceswilm@yahoo.com Fr. Stanley Drewniak

Saturday Mass 4pm, Sunday Mass 10am Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 7:30am

8965 Bell Road, Minooka, Nate Ferguson, Lead Pastor, Jared Baker, Worship & Arts Pastor, (815)467-2265 thevillagechristianchurch.com Sun.: 2 Services 9:00 & 10:30 a.m. (Kid’s program ages birth-5th grade during service) Adult Small Groups Meet Weekly

MINOOKA UNITED METHODIST

OUR SAVIOR’S LUTHERAN (Seneca, IL)

RIVER OF LIFE LUTHERAN CHURCH LCMS (Channahon)

ST. MARY CATHOLIC (Minooka)

WEST LISBON CHURCH

MINOOKA BIBLE CHURCH

Pastor Sarah Hong 205 Church St. • 815-467-2322 2 blocks north of Minooka Post Office www.minookaumc.com Sun Worship 9am and 10:30am Sunday School 10:30am

MORRIS CHURCH OF CHRIST 1330 Old Pine Bluff Sunday: Bible Study 10 a.m. Worship 11 a.m. 815-942-0422 www.morrischurchofchrist.org Email: mcoc@uti.com

300 East Union Street Pastor Kris Ann Zierke Phone: 815-357-6128 Sun: Sun. School & Confirmation Class: 8:45 am; Worship: 10:00 am;

Pastor Hans Fiene 24901 S. Sage St., Channahon 815-467-6401 Sunday Worship Service 9am Sunday School & Bible Study 10:15am

PARK ST. CONGREGATIONAL (United Church of Christ)

RIVERSIDE CHURCH OF CHRIST (Minooka)

806 Park St., Mazon • 815-448-5514 Tyler Carrell, Pastor Sun: Worship: 9:00am Sunday School: 10:15 am; Fellowship Hour immediately after worship

Meeting in The Crossing Business Center, 111 W. Wapella. 467-9513 Sunday: Bible Study 9:30am, Worship 10:30am & 6pm; Wed.: Bible Study 7:30pm

303 W. St. Mary St. 467-2233. Father Tuan Van Nguyen Sat. Mass, 5:30 p.m. Sun. Mass, 7:30, 9:00 & 11:00 a.m. Confessions Sat. 4:30-5:00 p.m.

ST. PATRICK CATHOLIC (Seneca) 176 W. Union St. 357-6239. Saturday Mass, 5:15 p.m.; Sunday Masses, 8:00 & 10:00 a.m.

14381 Joliet Rd., Newark, IL 815-736-6331 • westlisbon.com office@westlisbon.com Pastor Rex J. Howe

Sunday School 9:00 am • Worship Service 10:30 am Wednesday Programs: AWANA 6:00-7:30 pm • Jr. High 6:00-7:30 pm Sr. High 7:15-9:00 pm

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80 N. Garfield. Ph.: 634-8332. E-Mail: newhopepresbychurch@gmail.com Pastor: Rev. Mark Hughey Sunday School: 9:30 to 10:15 am (Sept. through May) Worship: 10:30 am

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Washington can help to make coal cleaner

As the recent election cycle demonstrated, American politics is beset with a number of polarizing issues. Among the most obvious has been the debate over coal. Where Hillary Clinton favored renewable energy at the expense of the coal industry, Donald Trump has promised to launch a coal renaissance. This “either/or” schism overlooks a larger point, though, since technological advances could eventually lead to coal – and the tens of thousands of jobs it supports – playing a key role in the clean energy transformation of the 21st century. Before this is even possible, however, government policy must find a middle course that balances costs with reasonable goals. Roughly 200 U.S. coal plants have closed in recent years,partially because of burdensome regulations that failed to adequately assess job losses. Ironically, President Obama may have offered a helpful solution back in 2008 when he first suggested that, “If technology allows us to use coal in a clean way, we should pursue it. That, I think, is the right approach.”

ANOTHER VIEW Terry Jarrett Regrettably, the president never followed through on the possibility of making coal cleaner. And that’s unfortunate, since advanced technologies have made extraordinary progress in recent years, leading to coal emissions that are now 90 percent cleaner than 30 years ago. And thanks to pilot programs in Mississippi, Texas and Saskatchewan, this same scientific prowess is also beginning to allow for the capture of coal’s carbon dioxide emissions. Given the right investment, such technology could become a game-changer. In fact, the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has suggested that meeting climate targets for this century could actually be impossible without successful carbon capture development.

It’s noteworthy that America has long benefited from a diverse mix of power sources, and electricity generation anchored by coal currently saves consumers roughly $90 billion annually according to IHS Energy Consulting. Imagine, then, if the United States could move forward with the affordable, abundant power that coal provides – and without the carbon emissions that have hung a question mark over the future of the world economy. Instead of consigning coal to the scrap heap – and triggering mass unemployment that would necessitate tens of billions of dollars in federal aid to coal country residents – Washington should focus on efforts to make coal more environmentally friendly. Such a responsible path forward would require combined action from both industry and government. But the development of such advanced technologies could establish America as a global leader while also benefiting a developing world already banking heavily on coal. It’s clear that America will need abundant power generation in the

years to come. And since the United States possesses the world’s largest reserves of coal, it makes sense to incorporate coal as part of a diverse energy mix that also includes natural gas, renewables and nuclear power. Americans want energy solutions that continue to use and explore advanced technologies. There are obvious advantages to incorporating cleaner coal along with the jobs and revenue that such technology could support. The advanced coal technologies under development today continue a decades-long trend of reducing emissions and increasing efficiency at coal power plants. Thus, the effort to make coal cleaner should be part of an “all-ofthe above” strategy for clean energy in the 21st century. The world’s growing need for energy, and America’s own reliance on a diverse energy supply, argue strongly for such a path forward.

• Terry Jarrett is an energy attorney and consultant, and a former commissioner on the Missouri Public Service Commission.

Chamber gift certificates keep your money in the community The other day we had a local resident come in with an old gift certificate, from 2008 to be specific. She had been cleaning out her basement and was worried the gift certificate had expired. It was for $50, a significant amount, worth being concerned over. Her inquiry brought to my attention that everyone could use a reminder on our gift certificate program, especially for this time of year. To her relief, I explained that the Grundy County Chamber of Commerce & Industry gift certificates never expire. We reprinted her 2008 certificate so she wouldn’t have any issues, but this is not required if you happen to still have an older gift certificate in your possession. She left our office excited to go do some Christmas shopping with her certificate. Our gift certificates can be used at any and all Chamber member businesses. We have more than 550 members to choose from and with

VIEWS Christina Van Yperen every purchased gift certificate, a redemption list is provided so the receiver can choose to use it at a place of their liking. From home décor stores, hardware, car detailing, men and women’s clothing, to landscaping services, home repair, and grocery stores. You can even pay a bill at your municipality with a Chamber gift certificate. It’s literally the perfect gift for anyone. Unlike a Visa or other credit card gift card, a Chamber gift certificate returns your dollars to your community. Those local businesses accepting the Chamber gift certificates reinvest those dollars into their business, which pays sales and property taxes back to our towns, schools,

libraries, fire districts, and county. By purchasing a gift certificate for those on your gift-giving list this year, you’re encouraging others to shop local and supporting your local community. It’s a win-win!

Save the date

As we inch closer to 2017, the Chamber has started planning for our first big event for the year – Family Fest! We will be returning to the Channahon-Minooka area for the Feb. 11, 2017, event. It will be held at Minooka Junior High, 333 McEvilly Road, Minooka. We had a wonderful event last year in Morris and have decided to alternate the location for this event yearly. The annual event provides free family fun for the public, and allows our local businesses and organizations to showcase their services and products to area families. In addition to the business expo, we provide activities for the kids throughout the day, such as a Kids

Zone, face painting and performances by local children. Annually, about 1,500 people come through this event and it has become one that families look forward to every year. Sponsorship and booth opportunities are now available. The earlier you sign up for sponsorship, the more time the Chamber has to promote your business through our print and digital advertisement for the event. For sponsorship and booth details, contact Events Director Christine Mendez at christine@grundychamber.com, call us at 815-942-0113 or stop in to any of our three offices. For information on the Grundy County Chamber of Commerce & Industry and member benefits, call 815-942-0113 or email me at director@ grundychamber.com.

• Christina Van Yperen is the Grundy County Chamber executive director. She can be reached at director@grundychamber.com.


SUBMITTED REPORT

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Tonya Cavanaugh (from left), Missy Widlowski, Julie Connor and Pat Cravens from the Morris Hospital Cardiac Rehab team pose for a photo. fessional societies. Each program is reviewed by the AACVPR Program Certification Committee and certification is awarded by the AACVPR Board of Directors.

Having achieved its first certification from AACVPR in 2010, Morris Hospital goes through a recertification process every three years. The process requires extensive documen-

Immaculate Conception School releases its first trimester honor rolls SUBMITTED REPORT

Sixth Grade

Elizabeth M. Resar, Catherine E. Steed Seventh Grade Christian M. Delgado, Felicity R. ICS – Immaculate Conception Emmerich, Tessa Johnson, Finley G. Jeffrey Bzdill, Brady C. Danek, School in Morris has released its honor Johnston, Gretchen N. Zarbock Grace K. Lines, Hannah McGhee rolls for the first trimester. Sixth Grade Fifth Grade Luke C. Corsello, John N. Dodds, Bennet D. Ammer, Katey A. LawStraight A Honor Roll (4.0 average) yer Christopher J. Harris, Justin T. HemEighth Grade mersbach, Mason R. Kitchell, Keira N. Isabelle Horkey, Jada R. Less, Em- High Honor Roll (3.5-3.99) Kjellesvik, Kelsey J. Nelson, Kaylee ily M. Reppy, Sydney B. Reppy, Emily N. Ramos, Benjamin P. Resar, Megan Eighth Grade M. Wilson Emily R. Ammer, Emma C. Cook, A. Weinstock Seventh Grade Fifth Grade Lydia G. Gile, Molly C. Gustafson, Alexa L. Edwards, Alma M. Re- Kyla M. Kjellesvik, John P. Landers, Emma E. Frobish, Katelyn G. Latpond, Samuel G. Thorson Kellianne Latta, Logan McGowan, ta, Shayleigh Q. McNichols, Lucas K.

Munsell, Angelina R. Nguyen, Ariana R. Ramos, T.J. Rzasa

Honor Roll (3.0-3.49) Eighth Grade

Cade R. Miller, Macrae Odom, Sydney R. Safarcyk, Zachary A. Zarbock

Seventh Grade

Brooklyn M. Boykins, Brianna Funk, Mac Johnston, Finn Paulson, Jeffrey R. Thiers, Kylie R. Villarreal

Fifth Grade

Andrew E. Danek, Kaleb J. Olson, Austin J. Sukley, Emily K. Weinstock

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MORRIS – The Cardiac Rehabilitation program at Morris Hospital recently was recertified by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation. Morris Hospital specifically was recognized for its commitment to improving quality of life by enhancing standards of care. The Cardiac Rehabilitation program at Morris Hospital aims to help people with cardiovascular problems, such as heart attacks, coronary artery bypass graft surgery, as well as to help them recover faster and improve their quality of life. The program includes exercise, education, counseling and support for patients and their families. AACVPR-certified programs are recognized as leaders in the field of cardiovascular and pulmonary rehabilitation because they offer some of the more advanced practices available. AACVPR program certification is the only peer-review accreditation process designed to review individual programs for adherence to standards and guidelines developed and published by AACVPR and other pro-

tation of the program’s practices. “Cardiac Rehabilitation programs that have AACVPR certification are considered best in class,” Pat Cravens, a cardiovascular clinical educator at Morris Hospital & Healthcare Centers, said in a news release. “This certification tells our patients and prospective clients that we have all the components in place to provide the highest standard of care.” Morris Hospital’s Cardiac Rehabilitation program includes three phases. Inpatient cardiac rehabilitation beginning while patients are in the hospital after a heart attack or coronary balloon angioplasty or stenting; early outpatient cardiac rehabilitation is a 12-week program for individuals who have experienced a heart attack, coronary angioplasty or stent, coronary bypass surgery, valve replacement surgery or heart failure diagnosis; and maintenance rehabilitation is an ongoing program that provides a structured environment for exercise. Morris Hospital also offers a series of educational classes focused on cardiovascular disease, as well as a heart failure support group.

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Jay and Betty Richie of Minooka honored with community award SUBMITTED REPORT MINOOKA – Minooka residents Jay and Betty Richie were honored with the Heartland Bank and Trust Company’s 2016 Heart of our Community Award. The award was presented at the November Grundy Chamber of Commerce and Industry After Hours held at the bank. The award was established to recognize Minooka residents who have stood out for volunteering with their time and talent to help others. It was presented by Terri Turney, a retail manager for Heartland Bank in Minooka. Heartland Bank stated in a news release that they recognize the responsibility extends beyond providing financial services to the communities they serve. “We strongly believe the ongoing success of a community involves good corporate citizenship and making a difference in the lives of others,” Turney said in the release. The release said, “A constant presence and consistent volunteerism in the Minooka community – this statement sums up Jay and Betty Richie.” According to the release, Jay and

Betty Richie were at every local event and were highly respected by everyone they met. They were named grand marshals at 2016’s Grundy County Corn Festival parade and the Minooka Halloween parade. Jay Richie is the president of the Minooka Lions Club and contributes to the Village of Minooka events; helps local church programs for needy families; and sponsors many events, such as Cub and Boy Scouts, softball and baseball, the Minooka Community High School band, the DARE program and Special Olympics, among others. Betty Richie always is at Jay’s side assisting in each activity. Jay served in the Navy and is the chaplain for Minooka American Legion. The Richie’s received $100 Minooka Chamber gift certificate and a Heart award. “What a great way to top off our Business After Hours evening,” said Deanne Conterio, a retail support manager for Heartland Bank. “Presenting our Heart of Our Community award and recognizing this deserving couple was absolutely my favorite part of the night, Jay and Betty are very deserving. Keeping community in banking is what Heartland Bank and Trust Company is all about.”

NOTICE OF PROPOSED PROPERTY TAX INCREASE FOR GRUNDY COUNTY, ILLINOIS I. A public hearing to approve a proposed property tax levy increase for Grundy County, Illinois for 2016 will be held on December 13, 2016 at 5:45 p.m. at the Grundy County Administration Building at 1320 Union Street, Morris, Illinois, 60450. Any person desiring to appear at the public hearing and present testimony to the taxing district may contact the Grundy Clerk and Recorder, 111 E. Washington Street, Morris, Illinois. (815)941-3222 II. The corporate and special purpose property taxes extended or abated for 2015 were $11,761,143. The proposed corporate and special purpose property taxes to be levied for 2016 are $12,449,000. This represents a 5.85% increase over the previous year. III. The property taxes extended for the debt service and Public Building Commission leases for 2015 were $1,753,138. The estimated property taxes to be levied for debt service and public building commission leases for 2016 are $1,892,159. This represents a 7.93% increase over the previous year. IV. The total property taxes extended or abated for 2015 were $13,514,281. The estimated total property taxes to be levied for 2016 are $14,341,159. This represents a 6.12% increase over the previous year. SM-CL0416782


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34 BOYS BASKETBALL WJOL THANKSGIVING CLASSIC: MINOOKA 39, JOLIET CENTRAL 37

Paige, Minooka beat buzzer and Central By CURT HERRON

cherron@shawmedia.com JOLIET – Adrian Paige took only two shots and made just one of them in Saturday’s title game of the 21st annual WJOL Thanksgiving Classic. But while the Minooka junior didn’t anticipate being in a position to hit a game-winning basket, he proved to be the man on the spot as time wound down against Joliet Central. With the Steelmen up 37-36 with five seconds left, Minooka took a timeout and worked on a play to get a jumper in the lane from Jonny Butler. But he was surrounded by defenders and Jose Grubbs got a hand on the attempt. However, the deflection went right to Paige, who was positioned behind the 3-point arc. He tossed up an attempt that went in as the buzzer sounded to give the Indians a 39-37 victory at the University of St. Francis’ Sullivan Center. As a result of the last-second drama, Minooka (4-0) won its initial WJOL title, while Central (3-1) saw its run of three-straight championships halted in heartbreaking fashion. “It was a crazy play,” Paige said. “The play was originally supposed to go to Jonny and the ball got swatted right into my hands for the 3. I was at the right place at the right time. When I saw it go in, it felt amazing. It was an unreal experience to hit my first game-winner. “A lot of people feel like we’re not going to be good, but we want to prove that we’re a force this season. I like the way that we all come together. We have a great group of guys and we don’t care who touches the ball. We play great defense and everyone loves each other.” It definitely could have been a disappointing afternoon for the Indians, who used a 7-0 run to take a 24-16 halftime lead and increased that to a 10-point advantage when Antonio Milazzo hit two free throws 37 seconds into the third quarter. But the Steelmen forced nine turnovers in that quarter to pull even at 32 and caused Minooka to have 14 turnovers in the final half, eight more than it had in the first two periods. Minooka led 34-32 with 6:36 left on a layup by tournament MVP Butler (nine points, six rebounds) but didn’t lead again until Paige made his late 3-pointer. “We’re a young basketball team and wondered what our expectations would be coming into this tournament,” Indians coach Scott Tanaka said. “We just wanted to get better and grow as a basketball team. A lot of people maybe

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Minooka’s Adrian Paige holds the first-place plaque after hitting the buzzer-beating 3-pointer to win the game over Joliet Central on Saturday at the 21st annual WJOL Thanksgiving Classic Championship game at the University of St. Francis USF Sullivan Center. Minooka won, 39-37. thought that we were going to be down this year, but we’re not bad. We proved that hard work, dedication and commitment can go a long way. “We played this whole tournament for coach Mark Smith, who passed away a couple of weeks ago. He represented Minooka High School to a tee. A lot of area teams understand that Minooka basketball is about tough, hardnosed work and we did a great job in these four games of playing that way for coach Smith. We wanted to go out there and honor him. And for a shot like that to go in at the end has to be Coach Smith looking down.” Fueling Central’s second-half comeback was Grubbs, who scored eight of his 10 points in the last two quarters, including a layup with 5:49 left to give his team a 37-34 lead. Cameron Blackmon (11 points) also hit two 3-pointers in the final half. The Steelmen also got five points apiece from Jomarre McNair and Ryan King. “It was an outstanding job by coach Tanaka and his players, who executed to the best of their ability,” Steelmen coach Lawrence Thompson Jr. said. “They force you to execute your offense each time down court, and we didn’t do that in the first half. In the second half we did a better job of moving them and when we attacked, we were willing to share the basketball.

“We’re a young basketball team and wondered what our expectations would be coming into this tournament. We just wanted to get better and grow as a basketball team.” Scott Tanaka

Minooka basketball coach “Defensively our kids always bring a great effort, but you have to credit Minooka for their kid being in the right place at the right time and having the ability to knock down that shot. I have no problem with our kids’ effort and their execution will only get better as I get better. We have to do more than just rely on our quickness and athletic ability on the offensive end.” In the first half, Minooka got four 3-pointers from Kyle Graebner, who added another for a game-high 15 points. Butler also added seven points, including a rebound bucket that started the closing burst which was capped by one of Graebner’s treys. “It was a fun game with energy and a great environment,” Graebner said. “This is what we’ve been working for

at the start of the season. We stayed true to what we do and came out with the victory by playing hard. We didn’t draw that play up, it was an improvised play. We’re lucky that Adrian hit the big shot, but we knew that we can count on him. We’re really hoping that we can prove people wrong this year and go farther than we did last year.”

Minooka 54, Plainfield Central 44:

If you want to be a championship team, defense is a must. “We pride ourselves on defense,” Minooka guard Antonio Milazzo said. “Everyone does his job. It was an ugly game, but we came out on top because of defense.” Milazzo and fellow senior John Carnagio may not always light up the scoreboard, but they do what coach Scott Tanaka preaches. Against Plainfield Central on Friday, besides defending, they combined for 13 points, two missed shots, seven rebounds, five assists and four steals. Jonny Butler again led the Indians with 20 points, nine rebounds, two assists and two steals. “We run our offense through J.B. [Butler] – inside out,” Milazzo said. “I’m used to passing first,” Carnagio said when asked about swishing a 3-pointer from the key. “I look for J.B. down low, but if there’s room, I’ll be in trouble if I don’t shoot it.”


BOYS BASKETBALL COAL CITY TURKEY TOURNAMENT: MORRIS 47, COAL CITY 27

By MARK JOHNSON

Shaw Media correspondent

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LEFT: Morris’ JaQuan Boxley (right) goes up for a shot in a 47-27 win over Coal City. Boxley had 12 points as the Redskins finished second in the Coal City Thanksgiving Tournament. RIGHT: Morris’ Nathaniel Halcomb puts up a shot against Coal City on Friday. pulled the Coalers out of their tailspin at the 4:23 mark of the second quarter, but they could never again get within single digits. They got as close as 11 late in the third quarter, but a Shaw heave from near midcourt went in for a third straight quarter that ended with a buzzer-beating basket for Morris. Boxley and Shaw tied for the game high in points with 12. Shaw had the only two Morris 3s, but Blumberg says both he and the team were much more active in push-

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ing the ball inside Friday than they had been earlier in the tournament. “Monday night, (Shaw) sat on the 3-point line, and we struggled because of it. He’s taking to our begging and pleading to be multidimensional,” Blumberg said. “I thought Josh Lain had some big buckets and rebounds in big key spots. JaQuan Boxley, who didn’t see much time last year, came up with double figures, and in foul trouble. I thought he played very well for us.” Coal City, which fell to 1-2, was led

by Johnson’s eight points and Zach Nolan’s seven. The Coalers faced Manteno for fifth place on Saturday. “When you go up against a team that’s athletic like Morris and you hold them to 47, I’m not unhappy with that. The problems that we had were on the offensive side,” Coal City coach Keith Kiper said. “We have guys who can score. We really do. Some of our shots weren’t falling tonight, but then we start settling instead of working the ball in a way that’s gonna allow those guys to get better shots.”

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COAL CITY – Of the 18 players listed on the Morris boys basketball roster, 12 were playing football for the Morris state semifinal football team until two days before the start of the 2016 Coaler Turkey Tournament. Those players’ total lack of basketball practice time was evident throughout pool play at the tournament, and particularly in a Monday overtime loss to Gardner-South Wilmington. But there was enough progress in the next two games that Morris earned a berth in Saturday’s championship game. That berth was not sealed – and in fact Morris would have been relegated to the seventh-place game with a loss – until Morris defeated Coal City, 4727, in the final pool-play game Friday night. “We’ve still had one practice with our team. That was Wednesday,” Morris coach Joe Blumberg said after Friday’s game. “On Sunday, we gave them the option to take a couple days off to make sure they were physically, mentally, emotionally ready. Monday was rough, but the fact that they bounced back Tuesday and got a win (46-37 over Serena), and then tonight – it was a decent environment, on Coal City’s floor – was, I thought, a show of resiliency.” The win was not always an artful one, particularly when the teams were deadlocked at 4-4 late in the first quarter. Morris closed the first quarter with eight unanswered points on baskets by Payton Voitik, JaQuan Boxley, Matt Shaw and Delaney Stutzski, and it began the second with eight more as Boxley provided a pair of field goals. A Christian Johnson 3-pointer

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Manteno 84, Coal City 71: Sean Micetich was 7 of 10 from 3-point range and led Coal City with 23 points, but it wasn’t quite enough to hold off Manteno. Manteno led 20-13 at the end of the first quarter, but Coal City cut the lead to 34-30 at halftime before Manteno erupted for 26 third-quarter points to put the game away. Christian Johnson added 17 points for Coalers, while Carter Copes scored 11. “We played an exciting game with Manteno,” Coal City coach Keith Kiper said. “Both teams shot the ball extremely well and made it an high-scoring affair. It was hard to catch a team that

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FAIRBURY – Talk about getting the season off to a good start. The Morris girls basketball team won the Prairie Central Thanksgiving Tournament with a 63-60 victory over Flanagan last Monday. Senior Meghan Smith set a career high with 25 points in the victory for Morris (3-1). Junior Mya Shannon added 12. Also scoring for the Redskins were Meghan Jurak 11, Marissa Trobl 5, Paige Valentine and Ashley Hood 3 each, Gigi Corban and Taylor Vuckovich 2 each. Meghan Smith was named to the All Tournament Team and Mya Shannon was named the tournament MVP. Minooka 52, Wheaton North 34: At the Lyons Tournament on Saturday, Brooklyn Bachmann scored a teamhigh 20 points and became the seventh player in school history to accumulate 1,000 points in her career. Savannah Johnson had eight points, while Jenna Roberts and Cierra Bachmann each scored six. “Brooklyn joined a really special group of former Minooka High School female athletes,” Minooka coach Ray Liberatore said. “I knew from her freshmen year, she would part of the 1,000-point club.” Plano 51, Coal City 44: Despite 12 points from Mackenzie Bugg, the Coalers dropped their Interstate Eight Conference opener Monday night. Maddie Halladay added nine points and nine rebounds for Coal City (1-6, 0-1), while Cali Caruso had eight points and six boards. Reed-Custer 52, Seneca 42: The Irish led 15-13 after the first quarter, but were outscored 39-27 the rest of the way in their Interstate Eight Conference opener. Lyda Robinson led Seneca (23, 0-1) with 14 points, while Eva Bruno had 11 points and 11 rebounds.

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Morse (160) won by pinfall for the Irish in their season opener, while Brett Yegge (120), Jackson Beene (132), Tyler Draine (138), Colt Aldrich (152), Levi Clark (182) and Edgar Reyes (195) all won by forfeit. Seneca 47, Amboy 24: Colt Aldrich (152), Mason Dooley (160) and Levi Clark (182) all won by pin for Seneca, while Jackson Beene scored a 17-2 at 132. Ben Virgo (106), Brett Yegge (113), Tyler Draine (138) and Ashton Harty (145) all won by forfeit. “This was a great start to the year and we saw a lot of good things from our inexperienced wrestlers,” Seneca coach Todd Yegge said. “We will continue hopefully build more confidence and aggressive mentality going forward. We had a number of our athletes jump up a weight to help our team tonight and they did it without complaint, which as a coach shows me that we are in the right place mentally as a team.”


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kfishbain@profootballweekly.com LAKE FOREST – The Bears are placing their 15th player of the season on injured reserve, and it’s another starter and leader. Inside linebacker Danny Trevathan ruptured the patellar tendon in his right knee late in Sunday’s loss to the Titans, coach John Fox confirmed Monday at Halas Hall. “He’s obviously a very talented player, one that we targeted and went after,” Fox said. “... It was a semi-contact injury, kind of behind the ball, he planted wrong and the injury occurred. He’ll fight back, he’s been through it before. (He) had a similar injury a couple years ago that he worked through, and he’ll do the same off of this one.” Trevathan, despite missing two games with the thumb injury, was second on the team with 66 tackles. He also had four passes defensed and one sack. John Timu likely will start in his spot next to Nick Kwiatkoski, who is starting for the suspended Jerrell Freeman. Recapping the drops: Fox attributed the high number of drops from Bears pass catchers in Sunday’s loss to the Titans, including two in the end zone on the final drive, to a lack of game experience. “I can honestly say I’ve been doing this for a long time, no matter what team, even as an assistant coach – I don’t know that I’ve ever seen receivers catch more balls than I do in practice,” he said. “I think it’s just a matter

of being out there more. Like I mentioned yesterday, I think Marquess Wilson, it was his second game this season. He hasn’t been playing football for months and months. “Like everything, if it doesn’t go real well, the more you do it, the better you get. I think those game conditions are a little bit different from practice. A lot of those guys probably played more in this game than they had all season.” Outside linebacker Willie Young, empathizing with Josh Bellamy, reflected on a game against the Packers when he played for the Lions and let Aaron Rodgers get outside the pocket for a long touchdown run. “What I learned from that was you know you’ve got to figure out how to overcome obstacles,” he said. “It’s all about the process and not so much about what happened – the outcome. ... I had teammates to lean on because I was heated about that. So at the end of the day, absolutely man. ‘Hey, bro, put it past you. It’s going to eat you alive. I know it. But hey, you’ve got to put it past you because we need you next week. We need you to step up next week.” Running back Jordan Howard dropped a pass that he admitted could have been a touchdown in the first quarter. “Just lets you know that you have to focus in on even the smallest things,” he said. “You might catch a thousand passes at practice, but in a game, if you just take your eye off the ball, you might drop it or something like that. So you’ve got to lock in more.”

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Dear Readers: Elton John sang that “Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word,” but for me the hardest word is “Goodbye.” Every goodbye is an ending. Long before life ends, individual pieces of that life end. Many of those little endings are the close of something you cherish – something that brought meaning or pleasure to your life. Today’s column will be my last. I’ve been writing this column for more than five years. At age 75, I’ve decided to slow down. The time required to write a column six days a week, 52 weeks a year, makes that hard. Even though this is the right decision for me, I regret having to make it. Your questions have been interesting and remarkably wide-ranging: “Is it safe to swaddle a baby?” “How does Alzheimer’s wreak so much havoc in the brain?” “When we lose memories, do we lose them forever?” I doubt you assumed I was an oracle who could just write the answer to every question off the top of my head. Indeed, I leaned heavily on the knowledge of many colleagues at Harvard Medical School, and I did my homework. I learned a lot, and I hope I was helpful to you. Above all, I love the process of trying to clearly explain things that can be pretty complicated. I tried to do that for the more than 1,500 columns I wrote. Each one gave me pleasure. And your letters and emails thanking me for my efforts added greatly to that pleasure. Were there any themes that ran through my columns? There were at least two. The first is that, through the lifestyle we choose, we can do more to improve our health than anything our

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7 p.m. on ^ WBBM NCIS: New Orleans A Navy master diver’s murder may be connected to a larger crime in “The Third Man.” Pride (Scott Bakula) and his colleagues learn that a planned attack on New Orleans, by foreign perpetrators, may have been the reason for the slaying. A Homeland Security agent (guest star Ivan Sergei) works with the NCIS team on the case. Lucas Black, Zoe McLellan, Daryl “Chill” Mitchell and CCH Pounder also star. 7 p.m. on % WMAQ Movie: It’s a Wonderful Life Small-town guy George Bailey (James Stewart) defers one big dream after another to stay home, marry a local girl (Donna Reed) and run the family business. Facing financial ruin, he’s pulled from suicidal despair by angel Clarence (Henry Travers), who shows him how terrible the world would have been if he’d never lived. Lionel Barrymore also stars in director Frank Capra’s 1946 classic, which will have its traditional Christmas Eve broadcast as well. 8 p.m. on ^ WBBM Criminal Minds A then-new face, plus one who wouldn’t be on the series much longer, play pivotal roles in “The Crimson King.” Adam Rodriguez, formerly of “CSI: Miami,” debuted here as new BAU member Luke Alvez — who joins in the search for a killer who made a prison break along with 13 others.

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46 CLASSIFIED • Thursday, December 1, 2016 •

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R-Place Restaurant

HUGE BUILDING MATERIAL & TOOL AUCTION

is now hiring the following positions:

Bakery Cooks Cashiers Dishwashers Wait Staff Assistant Manager

SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE!

PUBLIC AUCTION

SATURDAY DEC. 3, AT 10:00 AM HINTZE SALE BARN 503 GRUNDY ST. MAZON, IL 60444

All shifts.

Experience preferred. Benefits include: 401K, Paid Holidays. Call Manager for appointment.

EVERYTHING FROM SOUP TO NUTS

R-PLACE RESTAURANT TA TRAVELCENTERS

AUTO SALES

Local Auto Dealer featuring GMC, FORD, CHRYSLER, JEEP, DODGE, RAM, Has an opening for an entry level position to your new career. 6 different makes in one location. No Experience Needed. We are offering all the training necessary. 40 Hour work week. Salary and generous commission structure, monthly bonuses, unit bonuses. Must have an outgoing personality and a valid Illinois drivers license. Call 815-942-3400.

CHECK AUCTIONZIP.COM I.D. #9525 FOR ALL OF UPCOMING AUCTIONS

HINTZE AUCTION SERVICE INC. LIC #444.000480

21 Romines Drive, Morris

815-942-3690

Auctioneer Bob Hintze LIC# #440.0006 CELL 815-228-7634 OR 815-252-1911

Morris Herald-News Classified

FARMLAND AUCTION

or apply online at: www.MyTAJob.com

Ask for Scott Sabella or Bob Willems

To place an ad.... Call: 877-264-2527 Email: classified@shawsuburban.com Online: MorrisHerald-News.com/classified

Starts 8:00 A.M. SUNDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2016 Take U.S. Route 34 to Sandwich, IL. to 3rd Stop Light (Latham St.), then 5 Miles North to Chicago Road, then West 1 mile to 16746 Chicago Road. Unilock Paver Bricks, Pella Fiberglass Entry Doors, Lots of Anderson & Pella Windows & Patio Doors, Huge Amount of Trim & Moulding, Rough Cedar & Hardwood, Stair Steps, Vanities, Medicine Cabinets, Plumbing Supplies, Plywood & O.S.B., Semi-Loads of Treated & Dimensional Lumber, Full Skids of Certain-Teed Shingles, Huge Amount of Hand, Power & Air Tools, Floor Jacks. Very Partial Listing. For A More Complete Listing Go To Gavinauctionservices.com. 6 1/4 Sales Tax Must Be Applied. WE NEVER CANCEL!

GAVIN AUCTION COMPANY 815-509-8018

Auction to be held at: The Streator Knights of Columbus Hall #806 Oakley Ave, Streator, IL 61364 Directions: Take IL Rt 23 to the Extreme North Edge Of Streator, IL, (Near Kroger Plaza) then 1/2 mile West (on Oakley Ave.)

Friday, December 9 10:00 AM

AUTO TECHNICIAN - Experienced

For all general and under car repairs. Apply within at: J & A Transmission (1 mi. S. of Morris on Rt 47) or send resume to: jandatrans@comcast.net

See Maps & Data @ www.bradleyauctionsinc.com

158 Acres M.O.L. LaSalle & Livingston Counties

West Highland Terrier

Tract 1: 84.11 Acres (No Improvements) Part Of The East 1/2 Of The N.W. 1/4 Of Section 6 In Reading Twp., Livingston Co. Illinois. Located: 5 Miles West Of Downtown Streator (On Rt. 18) To E. 12th Rd., Then 1 Mile South & 1/4 Mile East (On 3300 N. Rd.).

Electrical Apprenticeship Program:

Taking Applications every Monday and Friday between the hours of 8:00 am and 4:30 pm (closed noon to 1pm) with extended hours on the second Monday until 5:30 pm. Apply in person at the NECA-IBEW-JATC Local 176 (REAR BUILDING), 1110 N.E. Frontage Rd., Joliet, IL. Qualification: A $25 Process Fee (Money Order only, NON-Refundable) 18 years and older, high school graduate/GED, & 2 semesters algebra I (minimum of “C” in each semester). Must meet residency requirements. Please check out our website if you have any questions. http://ibewlocal176. org/jatc.php

Tract 2: 39.82 Acres-Improved With 3-24' Dia. Grain Bins w/ Fans

(2 w/ Heat and Stirators) (16,000 Bushel Total Capacity) The North 1/2 Of The North 1/2 Of The S.W. 1/4 Of Section 31 In Eagle Twp., LaSalle Co., Illinois. Located: 5 Miles West Of Downtown Streator (On Rt. 18) To E. 12th Rd., Then 1/2 Mile South.

Tract 3: 35 Acres (Approx.) (With No Improvements). An Irregular

Shaped Tract In The East 1/2 Of The N.E. 1/4 Of Section 21 In Otter Creek Twp., LaSalle Co. Illinois. Located: 4 Miles East Of Downtown Streator (On Rt. 18) To E. 21st Rd., Then 2 Miles North.

When: Thursday, December 8, 4-7 Where: Morris Hospital

p.m.

150 West High Street, Morris

We have opportunities for: Medical Front Desk Assistant - Full Time

Seeking a CMA/CNA for busy medical office Great organization skills, friendly, strong communication skills. Some travel to 3 locations. 2-3 days at Morris location.

Print application at: www.cffas.com and fax to: 630-553-9306 Resume is not sufficient

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• Nursing • Support Services • Diagnostic Imaging • Managers/Supervisors • Patient Care Support • Clerical/Administrative • Allied Health For a complete listing of open positions and to apply, visit www.morrishospital.org

Be sure to bring your resume!

SM-CL1244802

Tenancy: The Tenancy is Open on all 3 Tracts for the 2017 Crop Year Method Of Sale: Bidding Will Be On A Dollars Per Acre Basis. The 3 Tracts Will Be Sold In “Buyer's Choice” Method With The Successful Bidder Having The Option To Purchase Any Or All 3 Tracts At The Bid Price Per Acre.

Seller: The John Kmetz Trust

BRADLEYS' AND IMMKE AUCTION SERVICE Place your Classified ad online 24/7 at: www.MorrisHerald-News.com/PlaceAnAd Need Help Rebuilding, Repairing or Replanting? Check out the

Female, all white, lost on Wed, August 17 in McKinley Woods in Channahon. Please call 815-467-0566 or cell 815-370-0734 Our Great Garage Sale Guarantee! If it rains on your sale, we will run your ad again the next week for FREE!

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Morris Herald-News / MorrisHerald-News.com • Thursday, December 1, 2016 •

Matthew Bullock Auctioneers

409 E. Stevenson Rd, Ottawa, IL 61350 Doors Open 8am Special Preview Day – Friday, December 2nd

Customer Appreciation Auction Special Drawings throughout the Day

Multi Estate Auction

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

CLASSICS WANTED

Restored or Unrestored Cars & Vintage Motorcycles Domestic / Import Cars: Mercedes, Porsche, Corvette, Ferrari's, Jaguars, Muscle Cars, Mustang & Mopars, $$ Top $$ all makes, Etc. ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Sellers: Esther Funk, Ottawa, IL, and others

Terms: Cash, Check & Credit Cards (add 5% for CC's), 10% Buyers Premium. No Out of State Checks, No Checks over $500 unless known by Auction company. No Business Checks.

www.BullockAuctioneers.com Auction Zip ID 23761

815-970-7077

Need an Auction? Contact Matt for more information on how we can maximize your collection or estate. Matthew Bullock IL Lic # 441.001731 Brian Bullock IL Lic # 441.002146

OTTAWA – ESTATE SALE Annual Christmas Open House / Christmas Appreciation

FURNISHED EFFICIENCY. Off street parking. All utilities. $575/mo. 815-474-6413 MORRIS - 2 & 3 BEDROOM

Heat, Water Included. 815-942-6776

Morris 2BR - Appliances, Balcony, No Pets $725/mo. Call 815-318-5300 or 630-631-7774

Morris 2BR, 1BA, Eat in Kitchen

409 E. Stevenson Rd., Ottawa Wonderful Sale This Weekend! Fri 9-5, Sat 9-3, Sun 10-3

Large amount of great furniture, lamps, rugs, home decor. Large collection of high end Ladies clothing, shoes, purses and jewelry. Many wonderful gift giving ideas. Register Fri and Sat for large "Smart" TV. Many drawings for gift certificates from local businesses. Visit us on Facebook for photos.

Main Street Estate Sales

$200 Off 1st Month Rent

Gas heat, C/A, laundry facility, pet friendly, ample parking, $870-$895/mo. 815-942-5848

815-434-5400

Morris 2 Bedroom, 1.5 Bath, Full Basement

W/D, Garage, $1100/mo + dep. 815-942-0785 ESSEX HEATED GARAGE SALE 14548 W 6000 North Road Friday 8AM-6PM & Saturday 8AM-11AM 3 BEDROOM, 1.5 bath, 2 car attached Xmas, Baking, Stuffed Decoys, Welding, garage. 815-941-2853

Sewing, Commercial, Crafts, Cooking, & MORE!!!

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ge sp assessments, or special taxes levied BURR RIDGE, IL 60527 against said real estate and is (630) 794-5300 offered for sale without any repre- E-Mail: pleadings@il.cslegal.com sentation as to quality or quantity Attorney File No. 14-13-27715 of title and without recourse to Attorney ARDC No. 00468002 Plaintiff and in \"AS IS\" condition. Case Number: 10 CH 00383 Completely remodeled, 2.5 car, dbl lot, fenced yard The sale is further subject to TJSC#: 36-13515 confirmation by the court. Upon NOTE: Pursuant to the Fair Debt + more, $985 + deposit, pets OK. 815-474-9054 payment in full of the amount bid, Collection Practices Act, you are the purchaser will receive a Certifi- advised that Plaintiff's attorney is Minooka - newly renovated, 2 BR - 1 BA Private Farm house cate of Sale that will entitle the deemed to be a debt collector a/c - appliances - plowing - mowing – trash purchaser to a deed to the real attempting to collect a debt and estate after confirmation of the sale. any information obtained will be $1200/mo. - $1200 security - no pets The property will NOT be open for used for that purpose. 1 yr. lease - available Dec. 1st - 815-467-2122 inspection and plaintiff makes no I708836 Seneca - 2BR, 1B, Garage, Stove, Fridge, W/D representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders (Published in the Morris Herald$700 815-735-0309 are admonished to check the court News, December 1, 8, 15, 2016) file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortPUBLIC NOTICE Kitchen, Laundry. Utilities Provided. gagee, shall pay the assessments 1-630-910-5304 or 1-630-698-2229 and the legal fees required by The IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF Condominium Property Act, 765 Seneca Efficiency Rooms ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If THE 13TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT COUNTY OF GRUNDY this property is a condominium unit Short term available. 815-942-6776 MORRIS, ILLINOIS which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the US BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION unit at the foreclosure sale other AS TRUSTEE FOR JPMORGAN than a mortgagee shall pay the ALTERNATIVE LOAN TRUST 2006assessments required by The Con- S1; dominium Property Act, 765 ILCS Plaintiff, Need a small office? Large multiple office suite? 605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE vs. We have many different office spaces available. (HOMEOWNER), MOHAMMED IDREES, SAIQA MORTGAGOR PRAIRIE RIDGE YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IDREES; Go to www.apm4rent.com HOMEOWNER'S ASSOCIATION; Advantage Property Management 815-942-5848 IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS UNKNOWN OWNERS, AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE GENERALLY AND NON-RECORD WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF CLAIMANTS THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORE- Defendants, 15 CH 3 CLOSURE LAW. You will need NOTICE OF SALE a photo identification issued PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given by a government agency (driver's license, passport, etc.) in order to that pursuant to a Judgment of gain entry into our building and the Foreclosure entered in the above foreclosure sale room in Cook entitled cause Intercounty Judicial County and the same identification Sales Corporation will on Wednesfor sales held at other county day, January 4, 2017, at the hour venues where The Judicial Sales of 2:00 p.m., Donald F. Black, Publisher's Notice: All real estate advertising in this Corporation conducts foreclosure 201 Liberty Street, Suite 211, newspaper is subject to the Fair Housing Act which Morris, Illinois 60450, sell to sales. makes it illegal to advertise "any preference, limitation For information, examine the the highest bidder for cash, the or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, court file or contact Plaintiff's following described mortgaged real handicap, familial status or national origin, or an attorney: CODILIS & ASSOCIATES, estate: intention, to make any such preference, limitation of P.C., 15W030 NORTH FRONTAGE Commonly known as discrimination." Familial status includes children under ROAD, SUITE 100, BURR RIDGE, IL 340 Aster Drive, the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians, pregnant women and people securing custody of children under 18. 60527, (630) 794-9876 Please Minooka, IL 60447. P.I.N. 03-12-325-004. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate refer to file number 14-13-27715. The improvement on the which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that THE JUDICIAL SALES all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal property consists of a single family CORPORATION opportunity basis. One South Wacker Drive, 24th residence. If the subject mortgaged To complain of discrimination call HUD toll-free at 1-800-669-9777. Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 real estate is a unit of a common The toll-free telephone number for the hearing impaired is 1-800-927-9275 interest community, the purchaser (312) 236-SALE You can also visit The Judicial of the unit other than a mortgagee Sales Corporation at www.tjsc.com shall pay the assessments required for a 7 day status report of pending by subsection (g-1) of Section following described real estate: 18.5 of the Condominium Property sales. Commonly known as Act. CODILIS & ASSOCIATES, P.C. 3930 W. MINOOKA ROAD, Sale terms: 10% down by 15W030 NORTH FRONTAGE MORRIS, IL 60450 PUBLIC NOTICE certified funds, balance within 24 ROAD, SUITE 100 Property Index No. hours, by certified funds. No 01-01-300-005. IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF The real estate is improved with THE 13TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT a single family residence. GRUNDY COUNTY Sale terms: 25% down of the MORRIS, ILLINOIS highest bid by certified funds at the DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST close of the sale payable to The COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE FOR Judicial Sales Corporation. No third AMERICAN HOME MORTGAGE party checks will be accepted. The ASSETS TRUST 2006-5, balance, including the Judicial sale MORTGAGE-BACKED PASSfee for Abandoned Residential THROUGH CERTIFICATES SERIES Property Municipality Relief Fund, 2006-5, Plaintiff, which is calculated on residential -v.real estate at the rate of $1 for each WILLIAM C. SHROBA, et al $1,000 or fraction thereof of the Defendant amount paid by the purchaser not Apply online at grundybank.com 10 CH 00383 to exceed $300, in certified Local bank, local servicing. NOTICE OF SALE funds/or wire transfer, is due within PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY twenty-four (24) hours. No fee GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment shall be paid by the mortgagee 201 Liberty Street, Morris of Foreclosure and Sale entered in acquiring the residential real estate (815) 942-0130 the above cause on November 14, pursuant to its credit bid at the sale 2014, an agent for The Judicial or by any mortgagee, judgment Sales Corporation, will at 9:00 AM creditor, or other lienor acquiring on December 28, 2016, at the the residential real estate whose Grundy County Courthouse, 111 rights in and to the residential real NMLS#756826 East Washington Street front door estate arose prior to the sale. The entrance, MORRIS, IL, 60450, sell subject property is subject to Phone: 815-941-3545 at public auction to the highest general real estate taxes, special Fax: 815-942-4208 bidder, as set forth below, the SM-CL0395594

Joliet/West Side 2BR, Available Now

Saturday, December 3rd 9:30am

Large amount of Farm Primitives & Antiques - Crocks, Stoneware Bowls, Ball Jars, Kitchen Scales, Cast Iron Skillets & Dutch Oven, Large Cast Iron Kettle on Stand, Advertising Crock Jug, Lanterns, Antique-Vintage Toys-Cast Iron, Pressed Steel, Tin, Old Trucks, Ertl Tractors, CI Tractors, Large Doll Collection, Old Games, Wood Blocks, Pull Toys, Marbles, Vintage Christmas, Depression Glass, Blenko Glass, Old Books, Framed Artwork, Quilts & Linens, Military, Wash Tubs, Milk Crates, Carpenter Totes, Milk Cans, Seed sacks, Water Pump, Fishing Items, Coca Cola Collection, Vintage Fans, Misc Tools, 2 Man Saws, and much more. Too much to list!! Furniture and Related - Antique Wire Plant Stands, Bentwood Bench, Cast Iron Parlor Stools, Primitive Windmill, Chicken Feeders, Primitive Cabinets & Benches, Barn Doors, Old Grain Scale, Antique Tables & Dressers, Vintage End Tables, Antique Wicker Set, Book Cases, 10 foot Farm Table, Drafting Table, Vintage Bicycles, Old Trunks, Chicken Crates, Cast Iron Tractor Wheels, Picnic Table, Patio Furniture, Cast Iron Dinner Bell & Yoke, Metal Porch Chairs, 3 Wren Houses with Poles, and much more. Much more than listed we will be working on this sale up until auction day.

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Country Living 1 Bedroom

Recently Remodeled, New Bath & Kitchen, Appl. Available December 1st. 815-736-6720 Morris Herald-News Classified 877-264-2527 www.MorrisHerald-News.com/classified

EFFICIENCIES ~ MAZON, NO LEASE

OFFICE SPACE: 250-2300 Sq. Ft.

Refinance News!

Take advantage

of our low mortage rates!

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48 CLASSIFIED • Thursday, December 1, 2016 • by refunds. The property will NOT be open for inspection. For information call Ms. Kimberly S. Reid at Plaintiff's Attorney, Kluever & Platt, L.L.C., 65 East Wacker Place, Chicago, Illinois 60601. (312) 236-0077. SPSF.1954A I708858 (Published in the Morris HeraldNews, December 1, 8, 15, 2016)

PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 13TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT GRUNDY COUNTY MORRIS, ILLINOIS GRUNDY BANK Plaintiff, -v.FRANK GREBAS A/K/A FRANK A. GREBAS, JENNIFER GREBAS A/K/A JENNIFER M. GREBAS, A/K/A JENNIFER M. BREWER Defendant 16 CH 23 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on October 12, 2016, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 9:00 AM on January 3, 2017, at the Grundy County Courthouse, 111 East Washington Street front door entrance, MORRIS, IL, 60450, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 1125 SOUTH KINSMAN ROAD, Verona, IL 60479 Property Index No. 07-07-200-005. 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 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

pay gag 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. You will need a photo identification issued by a government agency (driver's license, passport, etc.) in order to gain entry into our building and the foreclosure sale room in Cook County and the same identification for sales held at other county venues where The Judicial Sales Corporation conducts foreclosure sales. 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 252711. THE JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236-SALE You can also visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at www.tjsc.com for a 7 day status report of pending sales. PIERCE & ASSOCIATES One North Dearborn Street Suite 1300 CHICAGO, IL 60602 (312) 476-5500 E-Mail: pleadings@pierceservices.com Attorney File No. 252711 Case Number: 16 CH 23 TJSC#: 36-13505 I708805

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 13TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT COUNTY OF GRUNDY MORRIS, ILLINOIS US BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION AS TRUSTEE FOR JPMORGAN ALTERNATIVE LOAN TRUST 2006S1; Plaintiff, vs. MOHAMMED IDREES, SAIQA PRAIRIE RIDGE IDREES; HOMEOWNER'S ASSOCIATION; UNKNOWN OWNERS, GENERALLY AND NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS Defendants, 15 CH 3 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above entitled cause Intercounty Judicial Sales Corporation will on Wednesday, January 4, 2017, at the hour of 2:00 p.m., Donald F. Black, 201 Liberty Street, Suite 211, Morris, Illinois 60450, sell to the highest bidder for cash, the following described mortgaged real estate: LOT 91 IN PRAIRIE RIDGE SUBDIVISION PHASE TWO UNIT ONE, BEING A SUBDIVISION OF PART OF THE SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF SECTION 12, TOWNSHIP 34 NORTH , RANGE 8 EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED JANUARY 13, 2005 AS DOCUMENT NUMBER 443779, IN GRUNDY COUNTY, ILLINOIS. Commonly known as 340 Aster Drive, Minooka, IL 60447. P.I.N. 03-12-325-004. The improvement on the property consists of 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 within 24 hours, by certified funds. No refunds. The property will NOT be open for inspection. For information call Ms. Kimberly S. Reid at Plaintiff's Attorney, Kluever & Platt, L.L.C., 65 East Wacker Place, Chicago, Illinois 60601. (312) 236-0077. SPSF.1954A I708858 (Published in the Morris HeraldNews, December 1, 8, 15, 2016)

PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 13TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT GRUNDY COUNTY MORRIS, ILLINOIS GRUNDY BANK Plaintiff, -v.FRANK GREBAS A/K/A FRANK A. GREBAS, JENNIFER GREBAS A/K/A

CLASSIFIED 49 JENNIFER M. GREBAS, A/K/A JENNIFER M. BREWER Defendant 16 CH 23 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on October 12, 2016, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 9:00 AM on January 3, 2017, at the Grundy County Courthouse, 111 East Washington Street front door entrance, MORRIS, IL, 60450, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: THAT PART OF THE NORTHEAST QUARTER OF SECTION 7, TOWNSHIP 32 NORTH, RANGE 6 EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, GRUNDY COUNTY, ILLINOIS, DESCRIBED AS FOLLOW: COMMENCING AT THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF SAID NORTHEAST QUARTER; THENCE SOUTHERLY ALONG THE EAST LINE OF SAID NORTHEAST QUARTER 520.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE WESTERLY ALONG A LINE FORMING A RIGHT ANGLE WITH THE EAST LINE OF SAID NORTHEAST QUARTER, 340.00 FEET; THENCE SOUTHERLY ALONG A LINE PARALLEL WITH THE EAST LINE OF SAID NORTHEAST QUARTER, 340.00 FEET; THENCE EASTERLY ALONG A LINE FORMING A RIGHT ANGLE WITH THE EAST LINE OF SAID NORTHEAST QUARTER, 340.00 FEET TO THE EAST LINE OF SAID NORTHEAST QUARTER; THENCE NORTHERLY ALONG THE EAST LINE OF SAID NORTHEAST QUARTER, 340.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING, IN GRUNDY COUNTY, ILLINOIS. Commonly known as 1125 SOUTH KINSMAN ROAD, Verona, IL 60479 Property Index No. 07-07-200-005. 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 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


50 CLASSIFIED • Thursday, December 1, 2016 • ify 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. You will need a photo identification issued by a government agency (driver's license, passport, etc.) in order to gain entry into our building and the foreclosure sale room in Cook County and the same identification for sales held at other county venues where The Judicial Sales Corporation conducts foreclosure sales. 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 252711. THE JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236-SALE You can also visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at www.tjsc.com for a 7 day status report of pending sales. PIERCE & ASSOCIATES One North Dearborn Street Suite 1300 CHICAGO, IL 60602 (312) 476-5500 E-Mail: pleadings@pierceservices.com Attorney File No. 252711 Case Number: 16 CH 23 TJSC#: 36-13505 I708805 (Published in the Morris HeraldNews, December 1, 8, 15, 2016)

PUBLIC NOTICE STATE OF ILLINOIS IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE THIRTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT GRUNDY COUNTY IN RE THE MATTER OF: John Michael Sladetz Jr CHANGE OF NAME TO: Karianne Aurora Sladetz Case No. 16 MR 246 NOTICE OF FILING OF PETITION FOR CHANGE OF NAME Notice is given you, the public, that on January 12, 2017 at 9:00 AM, John Michael Sladetz Jr will request that this Court change his/her present name of John Michael Sladetz Jr to the name of Karianne Aurora Sladetz The hearing will take place at 111 East Washington Street in Morris, Illinois. Date: November 17, 2016 John Michael Sladetz Jr

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PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 13TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT GRUNDY COUNTY MORRIS, ILLINOIS ESTATE OF Randy L. Weiss, deceased 16P 91

PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 13TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT GRUNDY COUNTY, ILLINOIS NO. 2016 P 95

Estate of Letters of office were issued to Lydia Jeanette Shelton, Representative's Names and Ad- Deceased. dresses: Kenneth R. Zilch, 19N079 W. Woodview Parkway, HampDEATH AND PROBATE NOTICE shire, IL 60140 Independent Notice is given of the death of ADMINISTRATOR, Lydia Jeanette Shelton. Letters of Amount of Personal Estate: Office were issued November 23rd $60,000 2016, to Tammie Eugenia Jones, Amount of Real Estate: $10,000 464 Old Orchard Lane, Banderas, TX, 78003, as representative. Attorney of Estate:Meltzer, Purtill & Claims may be filed in the Office Stelle LLC 1515 E. Woodfield Road, Second of the Circuit Clerk, Courthouse, Morris, Illinois, or with the represenFloor tative, by June 15th, 2017. Any Schaumburg, Illinois 60173 claim not filed on or before that (814) 330-2421 Attorney No. 33682 date is barred. If a claim is filed with the Court, a copy must (Published in the Morris Herald- be mailed or delivered to the News November 17, 24, December representative and the attorneys for 1, 2016)1243854 the Estate within l0 days. Call to advertise in Morris Herald-News Classified. Tammie Eugenia Jones, 877-264-2527 Representative PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE THIRTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT GRUNDY COUNTY, ILLINOIS- IN PROBATE ESTATE OF DALE L. HAUGE, Deceased 16 P 94 PUBLICATION NOTICE Notice is given to the creditors, heirs, legatees, and unknown heirs of the death of DALE L. HAUGE, whose address was 108 S. OSCEOLA, MINOOKA, IL 60447 who died with a Will on NOVEMBER 8, 2016. Letters of office were issued on NOVEMBER 21, 2016, to GERALD D. HAUGE, SR., 716 SUNSET LN., SHOREWOOD, IL 60404, as Independent Executor/Administrator/Representative, whose attorney is JEROME J. GOERGEN, 621 ROLLINGWOOD DRIVE, SHOREWOOD, IL 60404. The estate will be administered without Court Supervision, unless under section 5/28-4 of the Probate Act any interested person terminates independent administration at any time by mailing or delivering a petition to terminate to the clerk of the court. Claims against the estate must be filed with the Office of the Circuit Clerk, Grundy County Courthouse 111 E. Washington St., Morris IL 60450, within six months of the date of the first publication of this notice, and any claim not filed within that period is barred. Mailing claims directly to the law office or independent executor will not preserve a claim against the estate. Copies of the claim filed with the Clerk of the Circuit Court must be mailed or delivered to the representative and the attorney within ten (10) days after it has been filed. Attorney Name: JEROME J. GOERGEN ARDC#: 3129218 Firm Name: JEROME J. GOERGEN, PC Attorney For: ESTATE Address: 621 ROLLINGWOOD DRIVE City/State/Zip: SHOREWOOD, IL

PUBLIC NOTICE CAUCUS

NORMAN TOWNSHIP A Caucus will be held in Norman Township at the Town Hall on December 6, 2016. The positions to be filled are: Supervisor, Highway Commissioner, Clerk, and 4 Trustees. The Democratic Caucus will be held December 6, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. The Republican Caucus will be held December 6, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. You may attend the Caucus of the party you voted for in the Primary Election in March. Jamie Packley Clerk (Published in the Morris HeraldNews on December 1, 2016) 1247573

PUBLIC NOTICE (OFFICIAL NOTICE) COUNTY BOARD MEETING

The December meeting of the County Board Members of Grundy County, Illinois will be held at the Grundy County Administration Center, 1320 Union Street in Morris on Tuesday, the 13th day of DecemTimothy P. Malmquist Trial Attorney ber A.D. 2016 at 6:00 P.M. (03124714) for the purpose of Auditing Malmquist & Geiger LLC County Claims and the Trans415 Liberty St. action of any other business Morris, IL 60450 that may properly come before (815) 942-5072 the meeting. (Published in the Morris Herald- All bills of claims against the News on December 1, 8, 15, County must be filed at least 2016) 1247497 seven (7) days prior to the meeting to insure notice of the PUBLIC NOTICE Board at the Meeting. IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE THIRTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, Dated at Morris, Illinois this 1st GRUNDY COUNTY, ILLINOIS day of December A.D. 2016. GENERAL DIVISION NO. 63-TX-3895 IN THE MATTER OF MAINE TOWNSHIP DRAINAGE AND LEVEE DISTRICT

DRAINAGE DISTRICT NOTICE TO: ALL PERSONS INTERESTED Notice is hereby given of the hearing on the Annual Financial Report for 2016 of the Maine Township Drainage and Levee District at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, December 20, 2016 in the Circuit Court of Grundy County in the Upstairs Courtroom, Grundy County Courthouse, 111 E. Washington Street, Morris, Illinois. The 2016 Annual Financial Report is on file at the Circuit Clerk's office and written objections thereto shall be filed on or before Monday, December 12, 2016 at 4:30 p.m. at the Circuit Clerk's Office. Any and all persons who may be interested in the hearing of the Drainage District's Annual Financial Report are notified to attend the hearing. Dated: December 1, 2016 KAREN SLATTERY Clerk of the Circuit Court Michael A. Mattingly Attorney at Law Law Office of Michael A. Mattingly 502 West Mondamin Street, P.O. Box 400 Minooka, Illinois 60447

Kay T. Olson Grundy County Clerk (Published in the the Morris Herald-News on December 1, 2016) 1247493

PUBLIC NOTICE PRE-FILING NOTICE TRUSTEE IN THE JOLIET JUNIOR COLLEGE DISTRICT 525 CONSOLIDATED ELECTION TO BE HELD ON APRIL 4, 2017 NOTICE is hereby given that the office of A-3107 located on the Joliet Junior College's main campus at 1215 Houbolt Road, Joliet, IL 60431 will be open from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm beginning December 12, 2016 through December 19, 2016 for the purpose of accepting candidate petitions for Trustee in the Joliet Junior College District 525 Consolidated Election to be held on April 4, 2017 for the following offices. On the last day to file petitions, December 19, 2016, the

OFFICES TO BE VOTED UPON: 1. Trustee in the Joliet Junior College District 525 (completing a 2-year vacancy for 2013-2019 term) 2. Trustee in the Joliet Junior College District 525 (completing a 2-year vacancy for 2013-2019 term) 3. Trustee in the Joliet Junior College District 525 (full 6-year term, 2017-2023) 4. Trustee in the Joliet Junior College District 525 (full 6-year term, 2017-2023) Simultaneous Petition Filing If necessary, a lottery drawing will be held on Tuesday, December 27, 2016 at 4:00 p.m. at the Joliet Junior College Police Office located at G-1013, 1215 Houbolt Road, Joliet, Illinois for positions on the ballot of Trustee in the Joliet Junior College District 525. Objections to Nominating Petitions The designated Local Elections Official will receive official objections to nomination petitions in the local elections official's office at A-3107 on Joliet Junior College's main campus at 1215 Houbolt Road, Joliet, Illinois 60431 on December 20, 21, and 22, 2016 and on December 23 and 27, 2016 at the Joliet Junior College Police Office located at G-1013, 1215 Houbolt Road, Joliet, Illinois 60431. (Published in the Joliet HeraldNews, Kendall County Record and Morris Herald-News December 1, 2016 and Lemont Suburban Life December 2, 2016) 1246642

PUBLIC NOTICE PRE-FILING NOTICE NOTICE is hereby given that the office os City Clerk Carol A. Adair will be open from 8:00 a.m. To 4:30 p.m.* beginning December 12, 2016 through December 19, 2016 for the purpose of accepting candidate petitions or certificates for the Consolidated election to be held on April 4, 2017 for the following offices. LIST ALL OFFICES TO BE VOTED UPON: Mayor 4 Year Term 4 Year Term City Clerk City Treasurer 4 Year Term Alderman-First Ward 4 Year Term Alderman-Second Ward 4 Year Term Alderman-Second Ward 2 Year Term to complete an unexpired term Alderman-Third Ward 4 Year Term Alderman-Fourth Ward 4 Year Term *The City Clerk's office will be open until 5:00 p.m. On Monday, December 19, 2016. /s/ Carol A. Adair Signature of Local Election Official (Published in the Morris Herald News on December 1, 2016) 1247502a Call to advertise in Morris Herald-News Classified. 877-264-2527

PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 13TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT GRUNDY COUNTY MORRIS, ILLINOIS DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE FOR AMERICAN HOME MORTGAGE ASSETS TRUST 2006-5, MORTGAGE-BACKED PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES SERIES 2006-5, Plaintiff, -v.WILLIAM C. SHROBA, et al Defendant 10 CH 00383 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on November 14, 2014, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 9:00 AM on December 28, 2016, at the Grundy County Courthouse, 111 East Washington Street front door entrance, MORRIS, IL, 60450, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: PARCEL 1: PART OF THE SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF SECTION 1, TOWNSHIP 34 NORTH, RANGE 6 EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCING AT THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF SAID SECTION 1, THENCE DUE EAST 385.20 FEET ALONG THE SOUTH LINE OF THE SOUTHWEST 1/4 SECTION TO A POINT, THENCE NORTH 1 DEGREE 14 MINUTES 40 SECONDS WEST 330.92 FEET PARALLEL TO THE WEST LINE OF THE SAID SOUTHWEST 1/4 SECTION TO A POINT, THENCE DUE WEST 98.41 FEET PARALLEL TO THE SAID SOUTH LINE OF THE SOUTHWEST 1/4 SECTION TO A POINT, THENCE NORTH 1 DEGREE 14 MINUTES 40 SECONDS WEST 84.71 FEET PARALLEL TO THE SAID WEST LINE OF THE SOUTHWEST ¼ SECTION TO A POINT; THENCE DUE WEST 286.79 FEET PARALLEL TO THE SAID SOUTH LINE OF THE SOUTHWEST 1/4 SECTION TO A POINT ON THE SAID WEST LINE OF THE SOUTHWEST 1/4 SECTION, THENCE SOUTH 1 DEGREES 14 MINUTES 40 SECONDS EAST 415.63 FEET ALONG THE SAID WEST LINE OF THE SOUTHWEST 1/4 SECTION TO THE TRUE POINT OF BEGINNING, SITUATED IN GRUNDY COUNTY, ILLINOIS. PARCEL 2: PART OF THE SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF SECTION 1, TOWNSHIP 34 NORTH, RANGE 6 EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCING AT THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF SAID SECTION 1, THENCE DUE EAST 385.20 FEET ALONG THE SOUTH LINE OF THE SOUTHWEST 1/4 SECTION, TO A POINT, THENCE NORTH 1 DEGREE 14 MINUTES 40 SECONDS WEST 330.92 FEET PARALLEL TO THE WEST LINE OF THE SAID SOUTHWEST 1/4 SECTION TO THE TRUE POINT OF BEGINNING, THENCE FROM SAID POINT OF BEGINNING DUE WEST 98.41 FEET PARALLEL TO THE SOUTH LINE OF THE SOUTHWEST ¼ SECTION TO A POINT, THENCE NORTH 1 DEGREE 14 MINUTES 40 SECONDS WEST 84.71 FEET PARALLEL TO THE SAID WEST LINE OF THE SAID SOUTHWEST 1/4 SECTION TO A POINT, THENCE DUE EAST 98.41 FEET PARALLEL TO THE SAID SOUTH LINE OF THE SOUTHWEST 1/4 SECTION TO A POINT, SOUTH 1 DEGREE 14 MINUTES 40 SECONDS EAST 84.71 FEET TO THE TRUE POINT OF BEGINNING, SITUATED IN GRUNDY COUNTY, ILLINOIS. Commonly known as 3930 W. MINOOKA ROAD, MORRIS, IL 60450 Property Index No. 01-01-300-005. 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 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. You will need a photo identification issued by a government agency (driver's license, passport, etc.) in order to gain entry into our building and the foreclosure sale room in Cook County and the same identification for sales held at other county venues where The Judicial Sales Corporation conducts foreclosure sales. 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 14-13-27715. 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 E-Mail: pleadings@il.cslegal.com Attorney File No. 14-13-27715 Attorney ARDC No. 00468002 Case Number: 10 CH 00383 TJSC#: 36-13515 NOTE: Pursuant to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, you are advised that Plaintiff's attorney is deemed to be a debt collector attempting to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. I708836 (Published in the Morris Herald-News, December 1, 8, 15, 2016)

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ANNUAL STATEMENT OF AFFAIRS SUMMARY FOR FISCAL YEAR ENDING JUNE 30, 2016 The summary must be published in the local newspaper. Copies of the detailed Annual Statement of Affairs for the Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 2016 will be available for public inspection in the school district/joint agreement administrative office by December 1, 2016. Individuals wanting to review this Annual Statement of Affairs should contact: Morris Elementary School District 54 54 White Oak Drive, Morris, IL 60450 815-942-0056 8:00 am - 4:00 pm School District/Joint Agreement Name Address Telephone Office Hours Also by January 15, 2017 the detailed Annual Statement of Affairs for the Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 2016, will be posted on the Illinois State Board of Education’s website@ www.isbe.net. SUMMARY: The following is the Annual Statement of Affairs Summary that is required to be published by the school district/joint agreement for the past fiscal year. Statement of Operations as of June 30, 2016 Educational

Operations & Maintenance

Local Sources

1000

3,073,322

729,344

Flow-Through Receipts/Revenues from One District to Another District

2000

0

0

Debt Services

Transportation

Municipal Retirement/ Social Security

3,457,110

362,569

313,127

0

0

Capital Projects

Working Cash

Tort

Fire Prevention & Safety

397

102,314

329,528

103,129

0

State Sources

3000

2,723,205

19,251

0

205,132

0

0

0

0

Federal Sources

4000

657,765

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

6,454,292

748,595

3,457,110

567,701

313,127

397

102,314

329,528

103,129

354,906

0

(102,639)

0

0

Total Direct Receipts/Revenues Total Direct Disbursements/Expenditures Other Sources/Uses of Funds

8,622,918

806,094

3,422,274

643,153

277,317

200,173

2,106,329

0

0

0

0

0

Beginning Fund Balances - July 1, 2015

1,259,059

159,767

866,049

644,326

318,655

535,088

101,482

335,683

747,072

Other Changes in Fund Balances

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Ending Fund Balances June 30, 2016

1,196,762

102,268

900,885

568,874

354,465

335,312

101,157

310,305

850,201

SALARY SCHEDULE OF GROSS PAYMENTS FOR CERTIFICATED PERSONNEL AND NON-CERTIFICATED PERSONNEL This listing must be published in the local newspaper, sent to ISBE, and retained within your district/joint agreement administrative office for public inspection. GROSS PAYMENT FOR CERTIFICATED PERSONNEL CERTIFIED UNDER $25,000: BAXA,BELINDA; BLASKEY,LAURA; CASILLAS,BRENDA; CHANDLER,BARBARA; COWELL,ERICA; DANEK,STEPHANIE; DAOUST,NANCY; DAVY,ELIZABETH; DAVY,ERIC; DORAZIO,BARBARA; DROWN,CARYN, DUNNE,MELISSA; FINK,RACHEL; FOEHRINGER,KIMBERLY; GALBREATH, JESSICA; GALLICK,GEORGETTE; GLENN,SUSAN; GUENTHER, AARON; HARTSHORN,JOYRENE; HENSON,TERESA; HOLMAN,LAURA; HOWELL,JAMES; HUNTER,KENDALL; JENSEN,DEVEREAUX; JERBI,DANIEL; JOHNSON, HEATHER; LAUGHARY,BETTY; LAUTERBACH,LAWRENCE; LAUTERBACH,VIRGINIA; LAVARIER,NICOLE; LAWRENCE, BENJAMIN; LEA,JEFFREY; LEPPER,JENNIFER; MARSAGLIA,KAREN; MATA,NATHAN; MCCANDLESS, NATALIE; MIRACLE,DENISE; NONDORF,ANGELA; SANDERS, KATIE; SANTILLO,MATTHEW; SHEAR,STEPHANIE; SHROBA,SAMANTHA; SLY,ANGELA; THOMPSON,LERA; TISDALE,BLAINE; VALAITIS,JAMEE; VAUGHN,MARSHA; VIANO,JANA; WALKER,JENNIFER; WELCH,SHEILA; WORSLEY, ANDREA; WYLLIE,EVAN. CERTIFIED $25,000 - $39,999: ALDERMAN,LARISSA; ANDERSON,TYLER; BELL,LINDSEY; CARTER,JAMES; CINTO, MEGAN; CORRIGAN,HALEY; DAVIS,CHRISTINE; DINELLO,ANTHONY; FALLON, ELIZABETH; FREMAREK,CAROLE; GEISS, ASHLEE; GRANGER,ALEX; GRIGSBY, AMANDA; LUNARDINI,ROBERT; MONROE, SARAH; OLSON,BROOKE; OSBORNE, KAITYLN; PICHON,SARAH; POGLIANO, BLYTHE; PROVANCAL,MICHAEL; RAPPANA, JAMIE; REIF, KYLIE; ROACH,JESSE; SCHULTZ, MONICA; VAVRA,LAUREN; ZINK,JUSTIN. CERTIFIED; $40,000 $59,999: ANDERSON,CAROL; BOE,JESSICA; BURKE, BRIDGET; CHMIELEWSKI,KAISLIE; COLE, LAURA; CRAWFORD,SARA; DRALLE, MEGAN; DRANSFELDT,TAMMY; DZELIL, BEYHAN; FARMER,SARAH; FELKER,LISA; GARCIA,MARNIE; GEGENHEIMER,ALBERT; HARDIE,LISA; HOCHSTATTER,SAMANTHA; HOOD,MARCY; KALIVODA,AMANDA; KAMINSKI,MOLLY; KEELAN,HEATHER; KELLER,PAIGE; KILLAM,BENJAMIN; LANAHAN, KELLY; LARSEN,JILL; LARSON,LINDA; LEE,JILL; LONGANO,JULIET; MANLEY, SEAN; MARTIN,KELLY; MAZGAY,MATTHEW; MCDADE,MOLLY; MEDLER, AMANDA; MELROSE,MELISSA; MORITZ, NANCY; OEHLWEIN,KARIN; PANICO, KELSEY; SAND,MICHAEL; SCARPINO, CHERYL; WALRATH,JESSICA; WARREN, AMY; WREN,DAWN; ZIMA,TANYA. CERTIFIED $60,000 - $89,999: AUWERDA,KELLY; BACH,DENISE; BRUDNAK,MATTHEW; DESLAURIERS, TRUDY; FARBER,SUSAN; FARMER,CORINNE; GUILINGER, BRADLEY; JAY,JANET; LUTZ, BETSY; MARIZZA,LAURA; MCDONALD, KRISTI; MCGOWAN,MICHAEL; POPIDINSKI,CHRISTOPHER; SCHAEFER,KATHY; SHAW,TERI; STEHLIK,SCOTT; WENDLING, JANICE. CERTIFIED $90,000 AND OVER: GROOT,MELIISSA; MAIER, CHRISTOPHER.

GROSS PAYMENT FOR NON-CERTIFICATED PERSONNEL NON-CERTIFIED UNDER $25,000: ALESKY,KIMBERLY; ALONZO,NICK; ALVAREZ,MAGDALENA; ALVAREZ, MISTY; ARTEAGA,LILIANA; BAKER, PATRICIA; BANKOWSKI,HEATHER; BARKLEY,JODIE; BARKLEY,PATRICIA; BEELER,LISA; BERG,TANNER; BERGER,TIFFANY; BOLLIE,RACHEL; BOROCZK,CANDICE; BURNS,SALLY; BUTTON,STACEY; CARROLL,JOCELYN; CARVER,HEIDI; CASTRO,EVANGELINA; CASTRO,MARGARITA; CHILDRESS,CHRISTINA; COLASANTI,HEATHER; COLE,SHELLEY; COLE,TAYLOR; DEGRUSH,TINA; DIAZ, SILVIA; EBERT,MARGARET; FINK,RACHEL; FISHER, MARCHENE; FITZMAURICE,MADELINE; FLEETWOOD, PEGGY; FRAIME,KELLENE; GROMMON,BRIGID; GUISTAT, JULIE; GUTIERREZ,HERNAN; HAISH,SARAH; HARPER, SUSAN; HARSEIM,NADHALI; HASTINGS,ANDREA; HENDERSON-MITCHELL,ROBIN; HERRERA,MAYRA; HEXDALL,PATRICIA; HILL,KYLE; HITCHCOCK,AMANDA; HOLLIDAY,SHANNON; HOUGAS,KELLY; HOVIOUS, ELIZABETH; HUTCHINGS,MARYJO; JOHNSON,DONALD; KINGSBURY,CHERYL; KLEINFELDT,SUSAN; KNOTT,MATT; LARDI,ALLIE; LAWRENCE,BENJAMIN; LEPPER,JENNIFER; LIGHTFOOT,FAITH; LINC,KARISSA; LUNA,NORMA; MAGEE,MALLORY; MANN,KRISTI; MATA,KATHY; MATA, NATHAN; MATTESON,DEBRA; MAUZER,TAMMY; MCCANDLESS,NATALIE; MCGUAN,LESLEY; MCNELIS, MARIE; MENNENGA,JILL; MIRACLE,DENISE; MIRACLE, JORDAN; MORRISON,RAMONA; MURPHY,GLORIA; MUPRHY,JENNIFER; NABZDYK,JILL; NABZDYK,WENDY; PANZICA,MARIANNE; PETERSON,SARA; PETTY,DONNA; PILCH,ANN; POPIDINSKI,MORGAN; RANDALL,BENJAMIN; RODEGHERO,PAULA; ROETHER,DENISE; SANDERS, KATIE; SANDERS,PATRICIA; SANDERS,RIELLY; SAUCEDO, TRENTON; SCHULER,CONNIE; SEILKOPF,MARY; SHAW, SUMMER; SHROBA,SAMANTHA; SIKORA,KIMBERLY; SIMON,ANGELA; SLOAN,EDWINA; THOMAS,SETH; TOBON,MARCIA; TONDINI,ADAM; TORRI,DEBORAH; VALAITIS,JAMEE; VANCLEAVE,KRISTA; VANDERVEER, WILLIAM; VANDOVER,DENVER; VANHEIDEN,JANELLE; VARGAS,AMY; VASQUEZ, GRACELIA; VEJR,CATHLEEN; VOTA, ANTHONY; VOTA,PEGGY; WALKER, JAKE; WILLIAMSON, LAUREN; WILLIS,BRIANNA; WILMOTH,MARCIA; WOLVERTON, ANDREW; WOLVERTON,DOROTHEA; ZINK,JUSTIN. NON-CERTIFIED; $25,000 - $39,999: ALDRICH,AMY; CARLSON,KAREN; HAUGE,DENISE; HIPES,LISA; KENNEY, KAREN; LINES,CHRIS; SIRON,LINDA; VOGEN,KATHRYN. NON-CERTIFIED; $40,000 $59,999: DOLAN,TIMOTHY; RETA,XAVIER; ROSA, FRANCINE; TONDINI,DONALD; VACCA, DAVID; VANCLEAVE,GINA. NON-CERTIFIED; $60,000 AND OVER: MILLS,JILL; SHAW,TERI.

Payments over $2,500, excluding wages and salaries. AMAZON.COM 8,232.90;DYNEGY ENERGY SERVICES 148,948.43; AMERICAN EXPRESS 162,310.12; APPLE INC 43,464.90; AT&T 9,614.52; AT&T FIBER 13,418.28; AUTOMATED LOGIC 13,948.00; AYERS ELECTRIC INC 13,422.75; BANK OF AMERICA 4,683.17; BENEFIT ADMIN SYSTEMS 304,259.33; CALS PRINTING 2,630.55; CARRIER CORPORATION 12,301.61; CENTERPOINT ENERGY SERV 31,484.97; FIRST COMMUNICATIONS 7,345.23; MEGAN CINTO 3,913.04; CLASSROOM TECHNOLOGIES 6,000.00; COASTAL ENTERPRISES 4,559.50; COMCAST 4,812.00; COTG 100,401.79; COUNTYWIDE PLUMBING 2,546.30; CRACKED NO MORE 8,875.00; TONY DINELLO 4,562.94; EASTER SEALS METRO CHICAGO 80,479.22; ELECTRICAL DISCOUNT SUPPLY 7,351.78; ELIM CHRISTIAN SERVICES 129,360.69; ENTERTAINMENT CRUISES 5,828.24; FIRST MIDWEST BANK - FLEX 28,790.36; FOLLETT SCHOOL SOLUTIONS 19,902.61; FOX VALLEY FIRE & SAF INC 5,637.45; FRANCZEK RADELET 46,213.96; GRUNDY AREA VOCATIONAL CE 11,301.00; GFS 167,856.92; GORDON & BACKHUS GLASS 2,845.24; GROUP ALTERNATIVES 15,000.00; GRUND CO SPECIAL EDUC COOP 775,623.95; GRUNDY SUPPLY 30,009.45; HANDWRIGHTING WITHOUT TEARS 14,987.65; HARRIS COMPUTER SYSTEMS 7,078.81; HEARTLAND BANK & TRUST CO 3,422,099.59; HEATHER KEELAN 4,586.77; HM RECEIVABLES CO 6,385.50; HOUGHTON MIFFLIN HARCOURT 2,971.50; COMMUNICATIONS REVOLVING 9,900.00; IL ASS OC SCHOOL BOARDS 18,038.00; IL DEPT OF REVENUE 193,195.44; IL MUNICIPAL RETIREMENT 167,985.07; IL PRINCIPALS ASSOCIATION 2,718.00; IL PUBLIC RISK FUND 51,226.00; IL STATE DISBURSEMENT 7,879.92; INTERACTIVE HEALTH SOLUTIONS 3,150.00; IRS 892,557.80; JOHANSEN & ANDERSON INC 4,862.01; AMANDA KALIVODA 4,536.00; KANSAS STATE BANK 38,548.15; BEN KILLAM 4,417.56; LOCKER ROOM 3,280.00; LOWERY

MCDONNEL COMPANY 16,964.00; MACK & ASSOCIATES 7,055.00; MAHONEY’S GRADUATION SERV 3,120.62 ; CHRIS MAIER 2,580.00 ; MASTERY CONNECT 12,175.00 ; MATTESON ACE HARDWARE 2,617.92 ; MCGRATH OFFICE EQUIPMENT 44,869.43; MCGRAW-HILL EDUCATION INC 3,536.02 ; MORRIS ELEM ED ASSN 52,435.20 ; MENARDS - MORRIS 12,412.64 ; MINOOKA CCSD 201 4,303.84 ; SARAH MONROE 4,713.03 ; MORRIS ELEM SCHL DIST 54 12,291.13 ; MORRIS ELEMENTARY IMPREST 9,359.16 ; MORRIS ESD 54 & SP ED INS 1,129,228.47 ; CITY OF MORRIS - WATER 8,430.10 ; NCPERS GROUP LIFE INS 3,424.00 ; NIXON INSURANCE AGENCY INC 6,656.00 ; RELIASTAR LIFE INS CO 16,800.00 ; OPPENHEIMER FUNDS 20,629.36 ; KAITLYN OSBORNE 5,047.82 ; HP PRODUCTS 3,215.30 ; PEARSON EDUCATION INC 16,058.43; PEARSON EDUCATION INC 11,754.49 ; PERSHING ACCT 10,750.08 ; PITNEY BOWES 5,075.36 ; PRAIRIE FARMS 49,335.65; PUTNAM FIDUCIARY TRUST 12,000.00 ; RAMZA INSURANCE GROUP 70,756.00 ; RENAISSANCE LEARNING INC 6,974.00 ; JESSE ROACH 3,913.04 ; MONICA SCHULTZ 5,047.82; MICHAEL SAND 4,586.76 ; SARATOGA CCSD 60C 611,663.29; SCHOALSTIC BOOK FAIRS 2,644.90 ; SCHOOL GATE GUARDIAN 3,955.00 ; SCHOOL SPECIALTY 26,692.76 ; SHAW MEDIA 2,719.92 ; SIMPLEXGRINNEL 5,024.16 ; FES 2,945.00 ; CHALKABLE 3,358.25 ; SPORT SOURCE 3,189.41 ; STUDIOGC 5,850.00 ; SUBURBAN TERRAZZO INC 26,000.00 TEACHERS RETIREMENT SYSTEM 475,516.19 ; TEACHERS HEALTH INSURNACE 86,840.51; THRIVENT FINANCIAL 15,450.00 ; TIGER DIRECT INC 7,530.37 ; TIMBERLINE BILLING SRVLLC 3,660.88 ; TOTAL INFRASTRUCTURE 59,289.00 ; TRACK SERVICES COMPANY 4,000.00 ; CENTER FOR DISABILITY SER 73,905.35 ; UNIFIED CONCEPTS 96,042.05 ; UNITED LABORATORIES 6,624.56 ; VALIC 3,960.00 ; WALMART COMMUNITY 6,199.39 ; WASTE MANAGEMENT 21,576.67

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