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Playing host Jimmy Chinn (left), owner of Jimmy’s Island Grille in Westmont, meets state Sen. Kirk Dillard at the Coffee with the Mayor event Dec. 21 at the restaurant, 800 E. Ogden Ave.

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Sherlock Holmes ever since he was a kid. “I just wanted to be a part of the show,” Heffron said. “To have the opportunity to be him, that’s amazing.” While taking his children to the PVPN’s Christmas show, Heffron noticed the group would soon hold tryouts for January’s performance and he decided to audition, he said.

Library performance approaches Two Sherlock Holmes mysteries will be performed as old-time radio versions Jan. 25 during the library’s Westmont Reads event. The performance will be at 7 p.m. at the library, 428 N. Cass Ave. Tickets will be $3 pre-sale and $5 at the door. The performance will be in conjunction with the Westmont Public Library’s Westmont Reads program featuring Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s “The Hound of the Baskervilles.” In anticipation of opening day, Heffron said he hopes to meet people’s expectations of

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[of government] and we don’t want to be a city state,” Mueller said. “Isolationism is not a good policy.” Voters eventually made Westmont one of just five communities in the state to reject the retention of home rule. “This issue united everyone,” he said. Home rule status affords municipalities financial advantages, including lower borrowing rates and legal costs, and the ability to increase certain tax rates, such as sales and property tax.

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The referendum was necessary because the village fell below the minimum 25,000 residents in the 2010 census needed to be considered a home rule community under state law. Westmont had been considered home rule since a special census was conducted in 2007. Officials said losing home rule would result in a $3 million revenue loss annually. The vote forced the village to repeal a 2.5 cent-per-gallon gasoline tax and a one-half percent sales tax hike.

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In response, the Westmont Village Board enacted a 1.5 percent eating tax in June. Mueller said his opposition to home rule was mostly due to “general disrespect for renters.” “Once people understand [home rule], most don’t like it,” he said. “ Seven people [the village board] had discretion on how to spend millions of dollars.” “It just allows too much intrusion by very few people... and it’s not a necessary law.

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WESTMONT – After leading a campaign against home rule authority in 2012, Bob Mueller is the recipient of the Citizen Initiative Award from the Citizen AdBob vocacy Center. Mueller, of Mueller Westmont, was honored Dec. 10 with a Citizen Initiative Award for his ef-

forts, formed under the group Citizens for Westmont, walking door to door encouraging voters to reject home rule. The Citizen Advocacy Center is a nonprofit organization dedicated to building democracy by strengthening the public’s resources and self-governance, according to its website. A computer consultant for more than 40 years, Mueller said the campaign united residents around the community. “The message was that we already have too many levels

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WESTMONT – A Westmont man who doubles as the director of communications with the American Academy of Sleep Medicine and is the author of two children’s books has accepted the leading role in this month’s performance of Sherlock Holmes. Thomas Heffron will play the classic and well-known detective in the Progressive Village Performance Network’s next production in his first acting gig. “Being on stage is an opportunity for me to be more outgoing and take on a role of being someone else,” Heffron said. Although he didn’t originally try out for the lead, the Georgia native said he’s loved

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Mayor: Stormwater management, economic development top 2014 goals By KRISTIN PEDICINI kpedicini@shawmedia.com WESTMONT – After overcoming a rocky – and wet – start to 2013, Westmont Mayor Ron Gunter says he is looking forward to what 2014 will bring for the community. Gunter, elected mayor in April, began his tenure facing a $3 million annual revenue loss due to the repeal of home rule followed by torrential floods that hammered the area April 17 to 18. Still, Gunter said the community has bounced back after a “very interesting first few months.” “In the short time we’ve been together, we’ve accomplished quite a bit,” he said. “But there’s a lot more to accomplish.” Westmont Suburban Life sat down with the mayor to chat about what’s in store for 2014. First on Gunter’s list was a topic that came up often in 2013 but is sure to dominate headlines in 2014: stormwater

Stories to follow in 2014 1. Village to enact stormwater fee? A feasibility study into the fee is expected to be completed by the end of January. It’s unclear when a final vote could occur after that. 2. D-201 asks residents for $24M District 201 will place a referendum on the March 18 ballot asking taxpayers for $24 million over 20 years to fund improvements to its schools. The district has promised it would make efforts to educate the community in the weeks leading up to the election.

management and the potential stormwater fee the village board may enact in the first quarter of this year. “That’s a pretty big goal of ours,” Gunter said, referring to finding an alternative funding source for stormwater management.

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Westmont Mayor Ron Gunter was elected April 2013 and experienced several ups and downs in his first year in the position. A feasibility study into the fee is expected to be completed by the end of January. It’s un-

clear when a final vote could occur after that. In addition to the proposed fee, which would charge property owners based on the amount of impervious land on their property, Gunter said he wants his administration and the village board to be aggressive with the other initiatives recommended by the Westmont Stormwater Management Committee. Part of the effort will include the reinstatement of an Environmental Improvement Commission, he said. This month, nine residents will be appointed to the commission, which will work to maximize the village’s recycling programs and other green efforts, and aid the stormwater committee, Gunter said. In terms of local business, Gunter thinks a new economic development position will help attract new businesses to the downtown and surrounding area. The village has plans to create an Economic Development Director position in a partnership with the Westmont Chamber of Commerce. Chamber Director Larry Forssberg will spearhead the recruiting of new businesses – a role formerly handled by Village Manager Ron Searl and Community Development

Director Shannon Malik. “Larry has proven to be a quality individual and a good representation of our community,” Gunter said. “He’s built the chamber and done so much with the business community. It’s because of him we’re able to set this up.” “We’ve never had someone who would actively be pursuing new businesses,” Gunter said. “With his love for the chamber … It’s the right person in the right position to help this community move forward.” Another goal for 2014 is one Gunter talked up at the beginning of his tenure: communications with the community. “We have reached out, not only to the board but, with the people in the community,” Gunter said. “That’s been a huge benefit to the community. There’s a lot more communication between everyone, internally and externally.” Gunter is optimistic for what 2014 will bring for the village of Westmont. “We’re moving in the right direction,” Gunter said. “We as a municipality want to better serve the residents and the way to better serve them is to listen to them and be able to communicate to them. Everything we’ve done so far is moving in that direction.”


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License violations Drug charge Sara Dunn, 19, of 4850 Francisco Ave., Downers Grove, was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and marijuana after a traffic stop at about 9:23 p.m. Dec. 22 in the zero block of East Richmond Street. She was also cited for improper display of registration and operating an uninsured vehicle.

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• James F. Dalu, 25, of 211 E. Naperville Road, #1E, was charged with driving with a revoked license after a traffic stop at about 9:21 p.m. Dec. 1 in the 5900 block of South Cass Avenue. Dalu was also cited for no proof of registration and operating an uninsured vehicle. • Juan Cardenas, 27, of 9900 58th St. #C1, Countryside, was charged with driving with a suspended license after a traffic stop in the 300 block of East Ogden Avenue at about 9:05 a.m. Dec. 19. Cardenas was also cited for improper display of registration.

8NEWS BRIEF Westmont Library seeks board member WESTMONT – The Westmont Public Library may apply to serve on the library’s board of trustees. The selected candidate will fill a seat through April 7, 2015. The board, which consists of seven members, determines policies, provides advice and develops long-term plans to provide residents with library services. Applications can be found at the library, 428 N. Cass Ave., or

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Two of Illinois’ biggest and most controversial laws passed in 2013 – concealed carry permits and medicinal marijuana – officially take effect Jan. 1. However, their impact won’t be seen for months, according to government agencies. Illinois State Police will accept online applications to carry a concealed handgun starting Jan. 5 and recently announced the acceptance of paper applications beginning July 1. More than 2,000 registered concealed carry instructors are already listed on the State Police website, said spokesperson Monique Bond, but the first permits won’t be issued until early April. “It could be sooner, but we are going to use the full 90 days to give us enough time to make sure we do it right,” Bond said. In order to obtain a standard five year concealed carry permit, Illinois residents must already have a Firearm Owner Identification (FOID) card, pay a $150 fee, submit to a background check and undergo 16 hours of firearm training with a certified instructor. Applications will be processed by State Police, which will issue or deny the card within 90 days. Denied applications will be reviewed by the governor-appointed Concealed Carry Licensing Board. For similar reasons, medicinal marijuana will not be accessible until well past Jan. 1. Not only will there be a time lapse to process applications for distribution and cultivation centers, said Illinois Department of Public Health spokesperson Melaney Arnold, but government agencies are still determining the specifics of the law’s implementation. “I would like to give a time frame, but there are so many moving pieces,” Arnold said. “We’re working as quickly as we can to get it out.” The Department of Public

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8LETTERS Children’s museum thankful for volunteers To the Editor: Volunteers are one of our nation’s most valuable resources! Every day millions of caring people enrich their communities by helping to educate our children and prepare them for the future. DuPage Children’s Museum is all about nurturing a new generation of creative problem solvers. Our volunteers are helping to build critical thinking skills in young children to better prepare them for the future. It’s hard to imagine where DuPage Children’s Museum would be without the aid and dedication of these volunteers. During this season, we would like to take this opportunity to say a special thank you to the over 800 volunteers who make a difference every day in our organization and community! As a nonprofit organization, we rely heavily on our volunteers to help us achieve our ambitious goals. Without volunteer support, it would be impossible for the museum to accomplish our mission of stimulating curiosity, creativity, and problem solving in young children. We extend our sincere appreciation to our volunteers for the time, energy and passion they share with the museum. This past year has been an exceptional time for the museum – thanks in great part to the involvement of our volunteers. More than 300,000 children and their caregivers benefit Ryan Terrell, news editor rterrell@shawmedia.com 630-427-6252

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each year from their help and services. Through their service and commitment to the DuPage Children’s Museum, our volunteers are helping us make a difference in the lives of thousands of children.

particularly like to thank the students from Hinsdale Central, Downers Grove South and Argo high schools for all their donations and personal letters to the servicemen and women; also special thanks goes out to Superior Ambulance for their wonderful support for the USO Sue Broad Holiday Drive. President & CEO, DuPage Children’s This community-wide effort Museum was a great success again this year and we appreciate each USO holiday drive and every one who participata success ed. Our military troops and their To the Editor: families sacrifice a great deal We want to express our for us so let’s keep them in our sincere thanks to all the local prayers this holiday season residents who donated items and throughout the year. The to our recent USO holiday drive USO is an outstanding organicollecting items to be sent with zation and these donations are care packages to U.S. military just one small way of saying personnel serving overseas this “thanks” to all the courageous holiday season. men and women who defend The outpouring of support for our freedom. our troops and the kindness and generosity of so many is State Rep. Patti Bellock really heartwarming. I would 47th District

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Grove North High School graduate went to grooming school in Naperville. She opened the business with her fiance George Emmerich and her dad Robert Davis, a Bellwood firefighter. Lucky for Davis, her father also has a keen interest in animals. Growing up, he always had German shepherds and Dalmatians around the house, along with cats and hamsters. Her father “always wanted to open a groom shop when he retired,” she said. “So when he said let’s do it, I said ‘Yes! It’s my dream.’” After working in several grooming shops in the area, Davis had a good idea of exactly what she wanted in their new, customized store. “They can get anything from just a nail trim, to a bath and brush,” she said. “My favorite is when they bring a long-haired cat in and they want you to turn it into a lion, with a mane and a little puff on their tail. It’s so cute.” The business also offers teeth cleaning. “A lot of people don’t understand the importance of dental health,” she said. “It can significantly improve their health overall.”


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staring Keanu Reeves and Sandra Bullock, and an executive producer of the 2008 horror film “The Stranger.” Mallhi also wrote two horror flicks – “Crush” in 2013 and “The Roommate” in 2011. Mallhi said he never had any specific aspirations to become a director, but when he wrote “Anguish” he knew it was a story that he himself wanted to tell. Downers Grove, Lemont and Willow Springs provided an authentic suburban setting, but he doesn’t want the imagery to convey cliches or stereotypes. “I just wanted to show it in a different way,” he said. “So it’s not like generic suburbia. There’s really interesting aspects of it. Like my grade school – we shot it in a weird way that’s beautiful. You find the picturesque moments. You look at something and you take it for granted, you don’t really think about it at the time. But then you take another look at some of the stuff and it’s really pretty.” Mallhi said the film, which weaves the spooky story of a teenage girl with psychological problems who may, or may not, be possessed by the spirit of another dead teen, is set in the present day, but filmed in a way to recall ‘70s cinema. “The big question for the movie is, ‘What do you believe?’” he said. It will take months to edit the film, and Mallhi hopes to release the movie in late 2014 or early 2015.

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DOWNERS GROVE – Sonny Mallhi viewed his hometown of Downers Grove through a different lens this fall, and in the process, found inspiration in the everyday street corners and buildings people often take for granted in their youth. The Hollywood film producer and writer shot his debut feature as a director, “Anguish,” in his old stomping grounds this November, filming the village’s neighborhoods, the diner he and his friends would haunt in high school, and the playground at his old grade school, Belle Aire Elementary School. “I’ve made a few movies in [Los Angeles] that are supposed to be middle America or the suburbs of Chicago or whatever, but they just don’t look it,” he said. For the month-long shoot, Mallhi recruited a film crew of all Chicago locals and turned his childhood home into a production office. “Maybe it’s nostalgia,” he said. “Maybe it’s just me looking at it, but that’s part of the filmmaking process. You’re guessing other people are going to find this interesting.” After graduating from Downers Grove North in 1990 and the University of Chicago in ‘94, Mallhi headed to the nation’s capital for a short stint working in congressional offices. He quickly realized that career path wasn’t for him, he said, and headed to LA to begin his Hollywood career with no formal film training. His first gigs in LA were unpaid internships. That eventually led to reading submitted scripts for movie studios. “Eventually, you find a script that gets made into a movie, and they make you a producer, and you kind of sink or swim,” he said. Mallhi swam, and now 40, he has been a co-producer on hits like the 2006 time-travel romance “The Lake House,”

“Eventually, you find a script that gets made into a movie, and they make you a producer, and you kind of sink or swim.”

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Louise S. Cunningham, 100, of Tuscola, IL, formerly of Downers Grove, IL, passed away at 3:24 p.m., Tuesday, December 24, 2013 at the Tuscola Health Care Center, Tuscola, IL Louise was born on October 6, 1913 in Barnes City, Iowa, the daughter of Wesley B. and Katherine M. Kelly Shepherd. Survivors include her son: Richard (Barb) Cunningham of Downers Grove, IL, daughter: Claudia Barnett of Tuscola, IL, 8 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren, nephew: Philip (Betty) Shepherd of Miami, FL, and niece: Margaret (Robert) Schmitt of Naperville, IL She was preceded in death by her brother: Ben Shepherd and son-inlaw: George Barnett. Mrs. Cunningham worked as a Home Economics Teacher at Downers Grove High School North from 1957 until 1978. She received her bachelor's degree from Iowa State University and received her master's degree from Northwestern University in Evanston, IL. Per her wishes, no services will be held. Hilligoss Shrader Funeral Home, 705 South Main Street, Tuscola, IL is entrusted with the arrangements. Online condolences may be shared via hilligossshraderfh.com

JAMES R. FERGUSON James R. "Jim" Ferguson, Jr., age 90, a resident of Naperville, IL, formerly of Downers Grove, died Monday, December 16, 2013 at Tabor Hills Healthcare Facility in Naperville. He was born May 21, 1923 in Downers Grove. Beloved husband of the late Helen K. Ferguson (nee Jeffrey), whom he married November 10, 1943; loving father of James R. (Eileen) Ferguson III of Crest Hill; Jeffery (Debbie) Ferguson of Monument, Colorado; Andy (Lynn) Ferguson of Naperville and the late John W. Ferguson; adored grandfather of Kathleen (Stephen) Stroup and James IV (Nancy) Ferguson; Michael (Terrie), Emily and Eric Ferguson; cherished great-grandfather of Patrick and Olivia Stroup, Dalton, Graham and Cassidy Ferguson, Samantha and Bradlee Ferguson; devoted son of the late James, Sr. and Rose

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s, Ferguson; dear brother of the late Rose Mae Swanson and Jeanette Ferguson Younts Diesing; fond uncle of many. Jim "Grandpa" was a 1941 graduate of Downers Grove High School. He received All-State football honors in 1940 for the Trojans. Then played football for the University of Iowa, Iowa City for two years. Jim was a decorated World War II veteran with the 104th Division (Timberwolves) of the 1st Army. He was awarded the Bronze Star, Purple Heart and received a battlefield commission of 2nd Lieutenant as a result of this actions in Holland in 1944. After his military service, he owned and operated Main Pharmacy in Downers Grove from 1951-1979. Later, he worked for the DuPage County Board of Elections Commission until retirement at age 76. Now forever at peace with his beloved Helen, and son, John. "I fine Now." Visitation Sunday, January 5, 2013, 2:00-6:00 P.M. at Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 44 S. Mill St., Naperville. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday, January 6, 10:30 A.M. at St. Thomas the Apostle Church, 1500 Brookdale Rd., Naperville, IL 60563, 630-355-8980, www.stapostle.org. A luncheon reception will follow at the church immediately after the funeral mass. Future Inurnment, Clarendon Hills Cemetery, Darien, IL. In lieu of flowers, memorials to, Brother James Court, 2508 Saint James Rd., Springfield, IL 62707, (217) 544-4637, www.brotherjamescourt.com. For information, (630) 355-0213, www.friedrich-jones.com

8SOUND OFF Response to Obama bashing This is for the caller about the [Nelson] Mandela letter who was upset with the newspaper because they print [Barack] Obama bashing. Well, Obama is a liar. If you don’t have anything more as a defense than Bush and Cheney, which was six years ago, then you have no defense at all. Move on. Here is my red line. I am drawing it. Don’t cross it. But never mind, Obama moves his red line all the time anyway.

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Water bill out of control The water bills from [Downers Grove] are out of control. The community needs to get together in protest. We are a family of two. The bill is more than $100 for two months. How are people making it? Enough is enough. Come on people, let’s do something about it. Appears everyone has the money and no big deal?

Teens don’t need a break use that. Do you think when

Well, you make an interesting argument that teens need a break, but I don’t agree with you. Sure you think I may sound like someone’s parent, but I am not. I am 33 and I was in your shoes at one point. You should appreciate your parents keeping you busy because work Show of faith builds character and makes you I thank Costello Jewelry Co. for blessing us with their Christ- a responsible individual. It also prepares you for the future. Do mas ad in the Dec. 26 edition. It is refreshing to hear business you really think when you’re in the working world you will owners who are not afraid to get a Christmas vacation? Sure speak up for their faith. Thank you for the reminder of the true you might if you have paid time off, but some places may not meaning of Christmas. God even allow their employees to bless you.

you graduate high school and college, life will give you a break? No way, it’s like a top 40 radio station – the hits just keep coming and by not getting a break now, you will be prepared for life when it won’t give you a break. The biggest positive to any parents keeping their teens busy is that they won’t do anything stupid such as drugs, alcohol or stealing Christmas decorations from people. If you want a break from chores around the house, consider doing some charity work, now is the time people are in need.

time feel so this is not going to be the post modern 21st century Sherlock Holmes,” Heffron said. “This will recreate the classic feel so I want to go back to the original portrayals and look at that for the direction.” Although the nerves haven’t sunk in just yet, Heffron said he’s more excited about the opportunity ahead of him. “To take on this role of someone who has supreme confidence,” Heffron said. “It’s exciting to become that kind of person for an hour. “I want to see what I can bring to the role,” he said.

“I’m not trying to do anything new or radical, this is a classic character and I want to meet people’s expectations of the role.” Keeping in mind that this will be Heffron’s first show, Heffron is hoping to develop skills through this role and translate those into future performances, he said, adding that he plans to be in more shows to come. “Overall I just want to have fun and I want the audience to have fun, too,” Heffron said. “I think it’s going to be a great time for everybody.”

• HOLMES Continued from page 3 who Holmes is supposed to be. “It’s certainly a challenge to take on a role everyone knows,” Heffron said. “Sherlock Holmes is one of the greatest literary characters of all time.” Rehearsals for the PVPN cast began Monday, but Heffron said he plans to do some preparation on his own by rereading some of the stories and watching old black and white movies and TV shows. “We’re creating the old-

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HOLIDAY HOURS On Tuesday, December 31, 2013, the Village Hall will be open until 5:00 p.m., instead of 7:00 p.m. Most Village offices will be closed January 1, 2014, for New Year's Day. The next regular meeting of the Village Council will be January 7, 2014. There will be free parking available in the Village’s commuter lots and the parking deck on January1, 2014. January 1, 2014, is a garbage holiday. Collections will be delayed by one day for the remainder of the week.

ELECTRONICS RECYCLING Saturday, January 4, 2014 9:00 a.m. to noon The Village and Creative Recycling offers electronics recycling on the first Saturday of every month, from 9:00 a.m. to noon. The drop-off location is at Village Hall, 801 Burlington Avenue, in the employee parking lot at the rear of the building, off of Curtiss Street. For a list of accepted items please visit www.downers.us. TVs, computers, laptops, monitors, printers, computer peripherals, VCR/DVD players, gaming systems, MP3 players, and other electronic items are banned from Illinois landfills.

COAT DRIVE 2013 The Village is collecting gently used coats and winter accessories for all ages. Drop boxes will be located in the lobbies of: * Village Hall, 801 Burlington Avenue * Police Department, 825 Burlington Avenue * Public Works, 5101 Walnut Avenue

BUS DRIVERS WANTED The Village of Downers Grove is accepting applications for parttime bus drivers. Minimum Requirements: Requirements include a CDL Class “B” License with Passenger and Air Brake endorsements and a good driving record. Candidates must be at least 21 years old. Starting Wage - $14.44/hour to $17.33/hour with potential to $19.89/hour. Applications are available at the reception desk in the Village Hall. Position is opened until filled. E.O.E.

CURBSIDE CHRISTMAS TREE COLLECTION Free collection of live Christmas trees only, will be offered by Republic Services from January 6-17, 2014. Trees must be free of tinsel, ornaments and hooks and should not be placed in bags.

CHRISTMAS TREE RECYCLING The Downers Grove Park District will host two drop-off sites for residents who would like to recycle their Christmas trees between December 26, 2013, and January 13, 2014. Trees are turned into wood chips which will be used as mulch within parks and landscaping projects. Locations are: · Whitlock Park, located at 40th Street and Fairview Avenue, in the parking lot off of Fairview · McCollum Park, located at 6801 S. Main Street, in the north parking lot off of 67th Street.

All items collected will be donated to Sharing Connections to benefit those in need in the community. Items will be collected through January 13, 2014. The coat drive is organized by the VOICE Committee, a voluntary group of Village employees with the goal of supporting humanitarian efforts in the organization and the Downers Grove community.

Village Council meetings are held the first, second, and third Tuesday of the month at 7:00 p.m. in the Village Hall Council Chambers at 801 Burlington Avenue. Village Council meetings are broadcast live on DGTV-Ch. 6. The rebroadcast of these meetings can be seen Wednesday mornings at 9:00 a.m. and Thursday evenings at 7:00 p.m. Live radio broadcasts of Council meetings can only be heard at 7:00 p.m. the first and third Tuesday of the month on WDGC-FM, 88.3.

COUNCIL AGENDA rEMARKS Have you tried rEmarks? This online tool allows you to provide comments and feedback to the Village Council from the comfort of your own home. Visit the “This Week’s Meetings” page on the Village website, www.downers.us. Click on the rEmarks link above the agenda and fill out the form.

Podcast and live streaming coverage of Council meetings are also available at www.downers.us. Individuals with a disability requiring a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in any meeting should contact the ADA Coordinator at 630.434.5525, prior to the meeting. Wheelchair access is available through the south entrance of Village Hall. 12/31/13

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8EDUCATION NOTES ACHIEVEMENTS Women of Distinction identiies women who have made a difference in their western suburban communities and who are representative role models as leaders in their ields and community. Honorees will be proiled in Suburban Life Magazine’s May issue and recognized at an awards luncheon in May. Please ill out this form completely (use additional paper if necessary) and return by January 31, 2014. An online form is also available at mysuburbanlife.com/magazine

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• Taylor Nash of Westmont participated in Butler University’s production of “The Nutcracker.” • Lewis University student Kari Krajniak of Downers Grove is a member of the staff of the Jet Fuel Review, an online journal of works of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, interviews, art and eBooks. • Rachel Kelly, Chelsea Lavin, Brendan McBride and Amy Perino, all of Downers Grove, are student admissions ambassadors at Augustana College, assisting the Office of Admissions to recruit new students. • Montini Catholic High School’s Math Team took second place in its division and third place overall at a meet at St. Laurence in Burbank. The team includes Joe Zabinski of Downers Grove, who tied for third place in Algebra II. • Anna Krainc of Downers Grove performed with the Chapel Choir during the annual St. Olaf College Christmas Festival. • Wheaton College student Marja Moore of Westmont recently performed in “Before the Marvel,” the 2013 Christmas Festival presented by the Wheaton College Conservatory of Music.

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WHERE: 4100 Route 53, Lisle WHEN: 2:15 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 5 COST & INFO: $24 for Morton Arboretum members, $29 for nonmembers, including admission; mortonarb.org, 630-725-2066 ABOUT: The chamber music series at The Morton Arboretum presents Second City Musick, an ensemble of viols based in Chicago that specializes in 16th- to 18th-century consort music. And before the holidays disappear around the bend, you can view the Enchanted Railroad until Jan. 6. Keeping the youngest train enthusiasts in mind, the model train display is designed for easy viewing.

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LATIN BEAT WHERE: Lincoln Center, 935 Maple Ave., Downers Grove WHEN: 2 to 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 5 COST & INFO: Free; 630-960-1200, www. downersgrovelibrary. org ABOUT: Liven up your Sunday afternoon routine with Suenos Latin-Jazz Quartet, presented by the Downers Grove Public Library. The group plays Afro-Cuban, Brazilian, flamenco and other Latin musical styles. The talented artists have a large following, so early registration is recommended to secure a seat for this installment of the Sunday Afternoon Concert series. The performance is designed for teens and adults.

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WHERE: Twin Lakes Golf Club, 400 W. 59th St., Westmont WHEN: 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 11 COST & INFO: $35 per golfer; register at 630-852-7167, www.wpd4fun.org ABOUT: Snow on the ground doesn’t mean diehard golfers can’t enjoy a round of play at the Twin Lakes Golf Club. Grab your clubs for the Westmont Park District’s Chili Open Golf Outing. There are specific rules for this unique round for ages 16 and older. Admission includes prizes, snow golf balls, hot dogs, chili and beverage. Call ahead to reserve a spot as an individual or foursome.

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WHERE: Mayslake Peabody Estate, 1717 W. 31st St., Oak Brook WHEN: 10 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 7 COST & INFO: Free; 630-933-7248, www. dupageforest.org ABOUT: A free class in the sport of archery will be taught at the Mayslake Peabody Estate. Learn the basics of archery with a skilled instructor at one of the DuPage County Forest Preserve District’s registered national historic landmarks. All equipment will be provided, and participants must be 18 or older. The district offers varied archery programs for all ages, including a lesson for ages 7 and older at Mayslake on Sunday morning,

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Spend an evening in South America at Rio’s ADDISON – One of the joys of living in this melting pot of a nation is that everyone comes here, and they bring their delicacies with them. I love American, Italian, Mexican, Thai and Japanese cuisine, along with several other varieties I’ve enjoyed over the years. But every once in a while, it’s fun to branch out by tasting something new. And something new is exactly what I found at Rio’s Fine South American Cuisine in Addison. Billed as a Peruvian restaurant on various websites, Rio’s also has delicacies from Argentina and Brazil that are sure to tempt your taste buds. When you first walk in, you’re greeted by a bar area that’s tasteful and hip, but not particularly ethnic. You could meet business clients for drinks here and they wouldn’t necessarily even recall that it was a South American establishment – unless they look closely at the wine list, which is filled with selections from all over the continent. Enter the dining area, though, and you’ll find yourself in a scene that’s both elegant and evocative of the dishes you’re about to sample. A massive mural across the back wall combines the famous Christ the Redeemer statue that overlooks Rio de Janeiro in Brazil with the Incan ruins of Machu Picchu in Peru. Other small decor touches give hints of South America without overwhelming the room and making it kitschy. I stopped by Rio’s on a recent evening with a dining companion, and I started right off with an authentic drink from south of the equator – a Dona Paula Sauvignon Blanc from Argentina, which the wine list describes as “bright, crisp, tart green apple skin, lime zest, guava, and grapefruit with a touch of minerality.” It proved to be a terrific accompaniment to the dishes that followed. We started with the Peruvian Sampler, wanting to

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The back wall of the dining area at Rio’s is painted with a mural featuring the Christ the Redeemer statue that famously overlooks Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The left side of the mural appears to depict Machu Picchu, the famed Incan ruins of Peru.

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Monday through Thursday; 11:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday; 1 to 11 p.m. Saturday; noon to 9 p.m. Sunday. n Dress code: Casual n Info: 630-773-3370; www. riosaddison.com

More photos online To see more photos from Rio’s, find this story online at PlanitLife.com A surprising mix of sweet and savory, the Pollo Enrollado stuffs a chicken breast with asparagus, red peppers, spinach and cheese. The tures a stuffed chicken breast with asparagus, red peppers, chicken is rolled in “panko” and topped with Algarrobina sauce. get a variety of flavors. The sampler includes the ceviche de pescado (a Peruvian specialty), a tamale, anticucho de la pollo (chicken skewer), and papa a la huancaina (a savory sauce over boiled potatoes). I most enjoyed the flavorful

skewer, while my companion was a big fan of the tamale. When selecting an entree, I was immediately taken by the bright pictures of every dish on the menu. One item, the Pollo Enrollado, grabbed my attention right away. It fea-

spinach and cheese. The chicken is rolled in “panko” and topped with Algarrobina sauce. I expected something savory and was pleasantly surprised that it was more complex than that. “It’s got a sweetness to it,” my dining companion

remarked happily after trying a bite. My companion’s dish was even better, the Tallarin Verde con Churrasco. It included a generous helping of perfectly seasoned steak alongside fettucine mixed with Peruvian pesto (spinach, basil, white cheese, walnuts and olive oil). The steak and the pasta both tasted great on their own, but together the flavors were perfectly paired. We both really wanted dessert – interesting items included churros filled with caramel and hot chocolate dipping sauce, and ice cream made with Andean Lucuma fruit – but we were both too stuffed to properly enjoy it. That just means that next time I’ll have to – regretfully – forgo the Peruvian Sampler to save some room to try some exotic ice cream.

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Enchanted Railroad, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. through Sunday, Morton Arboretum, 4100 IL Route 53, Lisle. This intricate railroad travels through an indoor winter wonderland. Free timed tickets with Arboretum admission; irst come, irst served. For information, visit www.mortonarb.org. Illumination: Tree Lights at the Morton Arboretum, Through Saturday, The Morton Arboretum, 4100 Route 53, Lisle. Engage your senses with dazzling projections, trees that respond to your touch and voice, and vivid, electric colors throughout. See trees in a different light, along a mile-long, paved trail around the Arboretum’s Meadow Lake and down the Conifer Walk. For information, visit www.mortonarb.org.

JAN. 3 Marcia Ball, 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Fitzgerald’s, 6615 W. Roosevelt Road, Berwyn. Marcia Ball and her band will bring her rollicking roadhouse blues and Southern boogie to town for the last of the shows celebrating FitzGerald’s 33rd anniversary. $20 in advance, $25 at the door. For information, visit www. itzgeraldsnightclub.com or call 708788-2118. Pub trivia, 8 p.m. Friday, Stars and Stripes, 6715 Ogden Ave., Berwyn. Gather your friends to create an all-star team, or compete individually to win prizes. The event is free, with beer and food available for purchase at Stars and Stripes BBQ Lounge. For information, visit www.stripesbbq. com. L&F PIZZA IS CELEBRATING A 52 YEAR ANNIVERSARY. WE’VE BEEN IN WESTMONT SINCE 1960.

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Brahms’ “Requiem” open rehearsal, 7:15 to 9:30 p.m. Monday and Jan. 13, Grand Avenue Center, 4211 Grand Ave., Western Springs. The Tower Chorale of Western Springs will conduct two open rehearsals, which singers interested in joining the ensemble are invited to attend. Free. For information, visit www. towerchorale.org

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Dinosaur Day, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art, 220 S. Cottage Hill Ave., Elmhurst. Dor ages 5 to adult. The day will roar by with activities such as assembling large wooden dinosaur skeletons, digging up bones, going on a fossil scavenger hunt, and working on loor puzzles. For information, call 630833-1616 or visit www.lizzadromuseum.org.

The Special Consensus folk quartet, 3 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Maple Street Chapel, 220 S. Main St., Lombard. Formed in the Chicago area more than 35 years ago, the band plays bluegrass standards, originals and songs from other musical genres performed in the bluegrass format. Cost is $20. For information, visit www.folk.maplestreetchapel.org or call 630-627-0171.

Archery class, 10 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Mayslake Peabody Estate, 1717 W. 31st St., Oak Brook. Learn the basics of archery with a skilled instructor at one of the DuPage County Forest Preserve District’s registered national historic landmarks. All equipment will be provided, and participants must be 18 or older. Free. For information, call 630-933-7248 or visit www. dupageforest.org.

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and downward mobility of the offense and defense has been the fact that Joe DeCamillis’ special teams suffered a precipitous drop from where they were under Dave Toub, and Devin Hester also is a free agent after eight years with the Bears. Here is one more disturbing truth about these 2013 Bears: The winning percentage of their 16 opponents was .465, giving them the softest schedule of the six teams that finished 8-8. The only good news is that earns them the 14th pick in the first round of the 2014 draft when they could have picked as low as 19th, where the Dolphins (8-8) stand. A bit more alarming is the fact that of the 13 teams with worse records than them, only the Lions played an easier schedule. Once the balance sheet is laid bare in front of us, it is hard to call this season a success or these Bears anything more than somewhat below average. The trip into this offseason is as paved with uncertainty as any we’ve seen in a number of years.

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the defense allowed 20 second-half points, or that he threw the ball 24 times, the fewest he has attempted in a full game since last December’s Bears-Packers matchup. Those looking for answers won’t find any, as the quarterback quandary may be delayed another year with a franchise tag estimated to be worth more than $16 million. On Sunday, Cutler was neither the demon slayer nor the utter failure. He was, simply, Jay Cutler. Calm-tempered, scruffy-faced, strong-armed, up-and-down Jay Cutler. After the game he stood at the podium, wearing gray and black and a tired gaze. He answered questions about plays and then the postseason. “I’d love to (come back),” he said before changing the topic. “[Green Bay] controlled the clock well. Early in the

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South volleyball, Doll’s state medal part of trophy haul By JASON ROSSI jrossi@shawmedia.com As the calendar flips to 2014, what better time than to reflect on some of the best performances put forth by local high school athletes in 2013. Downers Grove South won boys volleyball, several Downers Grove North swimmers were winners and even more teams and athletes made their marks with top finishes in their state competitions.

School: Downers Grove South Sport: Boys volleyball Place: State champs State run: The Mustangs were

Name: Gabby Sims, Downers Grove North Sport: Girls swimming, 100-yard freestyle Place: State champ State run: Sims posted stellar times all season long, but she most definitely saved her best for last. A time of 50.98 in a state prelim race sent her on to the finals, where she trimmed close

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pushed to the brink with four consecutive three-game postseason matches including against Deerfield in the state quarterfinal. After powering through in those challenging contests, two-set wins over St. Charles North and Lincoln-Way North looked relatively easy. South’s balanced attack fueled its 25-18, 25-20 win in the championship match. In the final, Nick Timreck had 11 kills and four blocks. Mike Schmitt knocked down 10 kills, and Will Tischler added seven. Jordan Pawlicki piloted the offense with 29 assists. David DeMarco collected 14 digs. Quote: “This is unbelievable.,” Chris Widdel said. “Words can’t describe what happened these past few days. I was hanging out with Nick Timreck last night and we were just smiling. We couldn’t do anything else.”

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Westmont’s Tim Doll (right) comes down the stretch in the 400-meter dash at the Class 1A state track meet May 26, 2013. Doll finished second in the event. to a second off her time in winning the state title. It was her second consecutive 100 freestyle state title and her third all-state finish in the event (she was second as a freshman in 2010). Number to know: 0.17 – Winning margin for Sims. She won the finals race with a time of 50.12 seconds. Erin Falconer of Mundelein was second in 50.29.

backstroke, but a nice consolation prize was winning the state title by nearly one second. Sims clocked a 53.93 to win the title. This year’s state meet marked Sims’ fourth all-state finish in the event. She won as a sophomore in 2011 and was second in 2010 and 2012. Numbertoknow: 1.05 – Sims’ time drop, in seconds, from the sectional race to the state finals.

Name: Gabby Sims, Downers

School: Downers Grove North Sport: Girls swimming, 200-yard

Grove North Sport: Girls swimming, 100-yard backstroke Place: State champ State run: A new state record was the goal for Sims in the

medley relay Place: State champs State run: The Trojans’ relay went out in fine fashion, clocking a 1:42.22 in the state finals

race to claim the title. Gabby Sims, junior Gabriele Serniute, senior Maddy Sims and junior Emily Albrecht also won a sectional title with a time of 1:42.48. Number to know: 0.79 – Winning margin for the Trojans over runner-up Fenwick (1:43.01).

School: Downers Grove North Sport: Girls swimming, 400yard freestyle relay Place: State champs State run: The final race at the state meet provided some drama as it was a tight three-team race for the title between DGN, Fenwick and Mundelein. The Trojans’ relay – Emily Albrecht, freshman Lindsay Ma-

thys, Maddy Sims and Gabby Sims – trailed early in the race, but battled back and won the state title with a time of 3:25.16, more than a second ahead of second place Fenwick (3:26.50) and Mundelein (3:26.61). Quote: “It was such a great way to end the meet and the season,” Gabby Sims said. “We fell behind in the race, but had a strong comeback and were able to win the relay.” School: Downers Grove North Sport: Girls swimming, 200-yard freestyle relay Place: Second State run: The Trojans clocked

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Continued from page 27 State run: The Trojans clocked a time of 1:35.37 in the final that was more than a second better than the time that won them a sectional title. Things could be even better next year: The relay loses senior anchor Maddy Sims but should return juniors Emily Albrecht and Daria Wick and freshman Lindsay Mathys next season. Number to know: 1.26 – Time drop from the sectional race (1:36.63) to the state finals.

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Members of Downers Grove North’s swimming and diving team jump in the pool to celebrate the Trojans’ runner-up state finish on Nov. 23, 2013.

School: Downers Grove North Sport: Girls swimming Place: Second State run: The Trojans won every event to claim the sectional title Nov. 16. The week after that, North had 11 allstate finishes, scored 157 points and challenged New Trier (160.5) for the state title. Emily Albrecht, Elizabeth Aument, Emily Aument, Lindsay Mathys, Gabriele Serniute, Gabby Sims, Maddy Sims and Daria Wick all had all-state finishes. Quote: “All our hard work has paid off and it feels so amazing.” Gabby Sims said. “Placing second at state is such an incredible accomplishment, and I am so happy to call the team and coaches my second family.”

Name: Tim Doll, Westmont Sport: Boys track, 400-meter dash

Place: Second in Class 1A State run: A standout performer for the Sentinels during both the indoor and outdoor seasons, Doll continued that trend in the postseason. The junior won sectional titles in the both the 200- and 400-meter dashes and also qualified for the state meet in the 100 dash. At the state meet, he won his heat of the 400 and then narrowly finished second in the finals with a time of 49.87. Quote: “I knew if I sat back and ran the race I usually run, which is to hold back the first 200 and then blow past everybody the final 200, I wouldn’t have a chance,” Tim Doll said. “So I pushed myself real hard the first 200 and then wished for the best the rest of the way.”

School: Downers Grove North Sport: Boys cross country Place: Second in Class 3A State run: North had four fin-

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Downers Grove North’s Cullen Cummings wrestles at the state meet on Feb. 15, 2013. Cummings went undefeated in the regular season and placed fourth in the state at 138 pounds. ishers in the top 100 at the state meet, which helped the Trojans finish second in the team standings. Zack Smith placed third overall, and junior Ryan Clevenger joined him in the top 10 (seventh, 14:38). Smith and Clevenger were the only teammates to finish in the top 10. Marc Mathy was top 50, Jeremy Craven was top 70, and Jared Spilky placed 77th to round out North’s scoring quintet. Quote: “We were fortunate that the team came together at the opportune time,” head coach John Sipple said. “This season, we ran our best seven guys in four races: Conference, regionals, sectionals and state.”

Name: Odell McFarland, Downers Grove South Sport: Boys track, 200-meter dash Place: Second in Class 3A State run: McFarland was fast throughout his senior season and kept it up in the postseason. Posting times of 21.71 and 21.82, respectively, he won a sectional title and a state prelim race. In the state finals, he clocked a time of 21.89 and narrowly finished second in the state. Additionally, he captured fourth place in the state in the 100 dash

with a time of 10.91 seconds. Number to know: 2 – South athletes to run in the state finals as McFarland and Jalen Lewis (fifth in 300 hurdles) had allstate finishes.

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Downers Grove South’s Odell McFarland comes around the bend in the finals of the 200-meter dash at the state meet on May 25, 2013. McFarland finished second in the 200 dash and fourth in the 100 dash. the team succeed.”

Name: Zack Smith, Downers Grove North Sport: Cross country Place: Third in Class 3A State run: In 2012, Smith had a solid showing as he finished eighth in the state. He did even better as a senior, finishing third in the state this fall with a time of 14:23. Smith’s time in the state finals was his best of the postseason; he won the regional and sectional meets with identical times of 14:36. In May, Smith was also third in the state in the 1,600-meter run at the Class 3A track and field finals with a time of 4:14.49 that was over four seconds better than his sectional meet time. Quote: “I ran really well and I think I gave it my all,” Zack Smith said. “Taking third in a competitive state like Illinois is no easy task, so I take a lot of pride in my accomplishment. But, most importantly, I did my job to help the team win a trophy. Although it’s an individual performance, the ultimate goal is to help

Name: John Schubert, Downers Grove North Sport: Boys gymnastics, horizontal bar Place: Second State run: Schubert competed in six events at state plus the allaround, and had his best finish on the horizontal bar, where he took second with a score of 9.450. Schubert was also top 12 on the pommel horse with a 7.60. Number to know: 7 – Team place at state for the Trojans, who were awarded a score of 148.950.

Name: Cullen Cummings, Downers Grove North Sport: Wrestling, 138 pounds Place: Fourth in Class 3A State run: Cummings didn’t lose a match until the regional tournament, but he quickly bounced back and claimed the 138-pound title at the Shepard sectional. Cummings had a tough semifinal draw at state against Belleville West’s Mech Spraggins. Cummings had

topped Spraggins during the regular season, but lost the state semi. He responded with a win in wrestleback semifinal and went on to finish fourth with a season record of 46-3. Quote: “I tried to take home a state title,” Cullen Cummings said. “It didn’t end up the way I wanted, but I’m kind of happy with how I ended my career.”

Name: Aimee Dragas, Downers Grove South Sport: Girls swimming, 100yard freestyle Place: Tied for second State run: After swimming a 1:43.10 to win the sectional title for athletes with disabilities, Dragas did even better at the state meet. She was seeded fourth heading to state, but with a time of 1:42.90 she ended up finishing in a tie for second place. Dragas also made state in the 50 freestyle and finished tied for third with a time of 47.01 seconds. Number to know: 3.26 – Seconds ahead of the third place 100 freestyle finisher at state.


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Downers Grove South Senior | Basketball Why Engo was selected: Engo scored 11 of his game-high 21 points in the second half as the Mustangs took Providence St. Mel down to the wire in a 60-59 defeat. Downers Grove South’s boys basketball team played one of its best games of the season in the opener of the Proviso West Holiday tournament, and Engo was a catalyst as the Mustangs took highly-regarded Knights down to the wire. Engo’s well-rounded game included 21 points, a team-high eight rebounds, a 5-of-6 performance at the free throw line and 4-of-8 shooting from 3-point range. Engo, the Sears Hardware and Appliance Athlete of the Week, spoke with Suburban Life sports editor Jason Rossi about his big second half and where his game has developed.

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SUBURBAN LIFE MEDIA WESTMONT – Even before Christmas came, several squads of Westmont Wildcats cheerleaders had reason to celebrate. Competing at a national youth tournament in Tampa, Fla., early in December, three Wildcat squads earned two first place finishes and one runner-up showing. The Midget squad, comprised of team members Orrieyanna Brown, Kaylee Charleston, Diamond Clay, Delaney Fischer, Hayley Garcia, Mia Jones, Marianne Listwan, Hannah Macey, Jeanine Mantooth, Victoria Martinez, Lisa Niemiec, Ayana Otokiti, Madison, Paintor, Kaitlin Parsons, Jordyn Strube, and Lily Welch, and coached by head coach Laura Listwan and assistants, Tina Welch, Brianna Gilley and Maya Burrell, took top honors against 11 other teams. The Junior Pee Wee squad, comprised of cheerleaders Isabella Consiglio, Delaney Dunlap, Chrystabel Gamboa, Malory Garduno, Jeniyah Hood, Adelai Kaiser, Olivia Kleifges, Destiny Phillips, Christina Smejkal, Rylee Szyszka and Brianna Williams, and coached by Margaret Kirchman, Joelle Szyszka, Liz Meneses, Haley Henricksen, Madisen Meneses, Kristina Rogers, Erin Slattery and Carsen Swan finished, was first in its division. The Pee Wee team took second in a field of 16 teams. The team was made up of

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09-019777 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 18TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DUPAGE COUNTY, WHEATON, ILLINOIS DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE FOR LONG BEACH MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST 2006-4, PLAINTIFF, -vsSNEZANA MILANOVIC; JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS ASSIGNEE OF FEDERAL DEPOSIT INSURANCE CORPORATION AS RECEIVER FOR WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK, SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST TO LONG BEACH MORTGAGE COMPANY; CITIFINANCIAL SERVICES, INC.; DEFENDANTS 09CH 2860 NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE Public Notice is hereby given that pursuant to a Judgment entered in the above entitled matter on December 3, 2012; John E. Zaruba, Sheriff, 501 N. County Farm Rd., Wheaton, IL 60187, will on January 23, 2014 at 10:00 AM, at DuPage County Sheriff's Office, sell to the highest bidder for cash (ten percent (10%) at the time of sale and the balance within twenty-four (24) hours, the following described premises situated in Dupage County, Illinois. Said sale shall be subject to general taxes, special assessments or special taxes levied against said real estate and any prior liens or 1st Mortgages. The subject property

gage ubj prope y is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title or recourse to Plaintiff. Upon the sale being held and the purchaser tendering said bid in cash or certified funds, a receipt of Sale will be issued and/or a Certificate of Sale as required, which will entitle the purchaser to a deed upon confirmation of said sale by the Court. Said property is legally described as follows: Commonly known as 140 South Washington Street, Westmont, IL 60559 Permanent Index No.: 09-09-410-020 Improvements: Residential Structure UNKNOWN Units UNKNOWN Bedrooms UNKNOWN Garage UNKNOWN Bathrooms UNKNOWN Other UNKNOWN The property will NOT be open for inspection prior to the sale. The judgment amount was $316,620.43. Prospective purchasers are admonished to check the court file and title records to verify this information. For Bid Amount contact: Sale Clerk Fisher and Shapiro, LLC 2121 Waukegan Road, Suite 301 Bannockburn, IL 60015 (847)291-1717 Christopher A. Cieniawa Fisher and Shapiro, LLC Attorneys for Plaintiff 2121 Waukegan Road, Suite 301 Bannockburn, IL 60015 Attorney No: 6187452 THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT IF YOUR PERSONAL LIABILITY FOR THIS DEBT HAS BEEN EXTINGUISHED BY A DISCHARGE IN BANKRUPTCY OR BY AN ORDER GRANTING IN REM RELIEF FROM STAY, THIS NOTICE IS PROVIDED SOLELY TO FORECLOSE THE MORTGAGE REMAINING ON YOUR PROPERTY AND IS NOT AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT THE DISCHARGED PERSONAL OBLIGATION. I580619 December 25, 2013 January 1, 8, 2014 Westmont Suburban Life IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 18TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DUPAGE COUNTY WHEATON, ILLINOIS BANK OF AMERICA, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, PLAINTIFF VS MICHAEL E. HORSTMAN; SONJA J. HORSTMAN; SMALL BUSINESS LOAN SOURCE LLC; JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A.; UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON RECORD CLAIMANTS; DEFENDANTS 4725 WALLBANK AVENUE DOWNERS GROVE, IL 60515

11 CH 352 NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE UNDER ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE ACT ***THIS DOCUMENT IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT ON A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE*** PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered by said Court in the above entitled cause on 0,, DUPAGE COUNTY SHERIFF in DU PAGE County, Illinois, will on January 30, 2014, in 501 North County Farm Road, Wheaton, IL, at 10:00 AM, sell at public auction and sale to the highest bidder for cash, all and singular, the following described real estate mentioned in said Judgment, situated in the County of DU PAGE, State of Illinois, or so much thereof as shall be sufficient to satisfy said Judgment: TAX NO. 09-07-201-008 COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 4725 WALLBANK AVENUE DOWNERS GROVE, IL 60515 Description of Improvements: SINGLE FAMILY HOME WITH ATTACHED 2 CAR GARAGE. The Judgment amount was $673,306.67. Sale Terms: This is an "AS IS" sale for "CASH". The successful bidder must deposit 25% down by certified funds; balance, by certified funds, within 24 hours. NO REFUNDS. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments or special taxes levied against said real estate, water bills, etc., and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to plaintiff. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the bid amount, the purchaser shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. The successful purchaser has the sole responsibility/ expense of evicting any tenants or other individuals presently in possession of the subject premises. 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 YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DYAS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 151701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For Information: Visit our website

at http:\\service.atty-pierce.com. Between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. only Pierce & Associates, Plaintiff's Attorneys, 1 North Dearborn, Chicago, Illinois 60602. Tel. No. (312) 372-2060. Please refer to file #PA1035080 Plaintiff's attorney is not required to provide additional information other than that set forth in this notice of sale. I578207 December 18, 25, 2013 January 1, 2014 Downers Grove Suburban Life IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 18TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DUPAGE COUNTY WHEATON, ILLINOIS SUNTRUST MORTGAGE INC. PLAINTIFF VS CHARLES AESCHLIMAN; UNKNOWN HEIRS AND LEGATEES OF CHARLES AESCHLIMAN, IF ANY; UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON RECORD CLAIMANTS; DEFENDANTS 728 CHICAGO AVENUE DOWNERS GROVE, IL 60515 11 CH 003685 NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE UNDER ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE ACT ***THIS DOCUMENT IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT ON A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE*** PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered by said Court in the above entitled cause on March 12, 2013, DUPAGE COUNTY SHERIFF in DU PAGE County, Illinois, will on January 30, 2014, in 501 North County Farm Road, Wheaton, IL, at 10:00 AM, sell at public auction and sale to the highest bidder for cash, all and singular, the following described real estate mentioned in said Judgment, situated in the County of DU PAGE, State of Illinois, or so much thereof as shall be sufficient to satisfy said Judgment: TAX NO. 09-05-410-025 COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 728 CHICAGO AVENUE DOWNERS GROVE, IL 60515 Description of Improvements: ONE STORY SINGLE FAMILY HOME WITH TWO CAR ATTACHED GARAGE. The Judgment amount was $438,471.49. Sale Terms: This is an "AS IS" sale for "CASH". The successful bidder must deposit 25% down by certified funds; balance, by certified funds, within 24 hours. NO REFUNDS. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments or special taxes levied against said real estate, water bills, etc., and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to plaintiff. The

plaintiff. sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the bid amount, the purchaser shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. The successful purchaser has the sole responsibility/ expense of evicting any tenants or other individuals presently in possession of the subject premises. 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 YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DYAS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 151701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For Information: Visit our website at http:\\service.atty-pierce.com. Between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. only Pierce & Associates, Plaintiff's Attorneys, 1 North Dearborn, Chicago, Illinois 60602. Tel. No. (312) 372-2060. Please refer to file #PA1104645 Plaintiff's attorney is not required to provide additional information other than that set forth in this notice of sale. I578209 December 18, 25, 2013 January 1, 2014 Downers Grove Suburban Life IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 18TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DUPAGE COUNTY WHEATON, ILLINOIS U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR STRUCTURED ASSET SECURITIES CORPORATION, MORTGAGE PASSTHROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-W1, PLAINTIFF VS MARK A. VUKASOVIC A/K/A MARK VUKASOVIC; MAUREEN D. VUKASOVIC A/K/A MAUREEN VUKASOVIC; DEFENDANTS 505 NORTH GRANT STREET WESTMONT, IL 60559 12 CH 1489 NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE UNDER ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE ACT ***THIS DOCUMENT IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT ON A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE*** PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered by said Court in the above entitled cause on October 22, 2013, DUPAGE COUNTY SHERIFF in DU PAGE County, Illinois, will on Jan-


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Page 32 • SDP • Suburban Life - Wednesday, January 1, 2014 ounty uary 28, 2014, in 501 North County Farm Road, Wheaton, IL, at 10:00 AM, sell at public auction and sale to the highest bidder for cash, all and singular, the following described real estate mentioned in said Judgment, situated in the County of DU PAGE, State of Illinois, or so much thereof as shall be sufficient to satisfy said Judgment: TAX NO. 09-04-403-053 COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 505 NORTH GRANT STREET WESTMONT, IL 60559 Description of Improvements: 2 STORY HOME WITH DETACHED GARAGE The Judgment amount was $317,463.09. Sale Terms: This is an "AS IS" sale for "CASH". The successful bidder must deposit 25% down by certified funds; balance, by certified funds, within 24 hours. NO REFUNDS. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments or special taxes levied against said real estate, water bills, etc., and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to plaintiff. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the bid amount, the purchaser shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. The successful purchaser has the sole responsibility/ expense of evicting any tenants or other individuals presently in possession of the subject premises. 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 YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DYAS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 151701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For Information: Visit our website at http:\\service.atty-pierce.com. Between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. only Pierce & Associates, Plaintiff's Attor, 1 North De bor Chicago,

neys, 1 North Dearborn, Chicago, Illinois 60602. Tel. No. (312) 372-2060. Please refer to file #PA1201147 Plaintiff's attorney is not required to provide additional information other than that set forth in this notice of sale. I577744 December 18, 25, 2013 January 1, 2014 Westmont Suburban Life IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 18TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DUPAGE COUNTY WHEATON, ILLINOIS OCWEN LOAN SERVICING, LLC PLAINTIFF VS JON STRUBE A/K/A JON C. STRUBE; MICHELE STRUBE A/K/A MICHELE L. STRUBE; JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A.; DEFENDANTS 412 NORTH RICHMOND AVENUE WESTMONT, IL 60559 12 CH 3957 NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE UNDER ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE ACT ***THIS DOCUMENT IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT ON A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE*** PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered by said Court in the above entitled cause on November 5, 2013, DUPAGE COUNTY SHERIFF in DU PAGE County, Illinois, will on January 30, 2014, in 501 North County Farm Road, Wheaton, IL, at 10:00 AM, sell at public auction and sale to the highest bidder for cash, all and singular, the following described real estate mentioned in said Judgment, situated in the County of DU PAGE, State of Illinois, or so much thereof as shall be sufficient to satisfy said Judgment: TAX NO. 09-03-307-021 COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 412 NORTH RICHMOND AVENUE WESTMONT, IL 60559 Description of Improvements: 2 STORY HOME WITH ATTACHED GARAGE The Judgment amount was $491,038.85. Sale Terms: This is an "AS IS" sale for "CASH". The successful bidder must deposit 25% down by certified funds; balance, by certified funds, within 24 hours. NO RE-

FUNDS. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments or special taxes levied against said real estate, water bills, etc., and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to plaintiff. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the bid amount, the purchaser shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. The successful purchaser has the sole responsibility/ expense of evicting any tenants or other individuals presently in possession of the subject premises. 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 YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DYAS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 151701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For Information: Visit our website at http:\\service.atty-pierce.com. Between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. only Pierce & Associates, Plaintiff's Attorneys, 1 North Dearborn, Chicago, Illinois 60602. Tel. No. (312) 372-2060. Please refer to file #PA1200507 Plaintiff's attorney is not required to provide additional information other than that set forth in this notice of sale. I578213 December 18, 25, 2013 January 1, 2014 Westmont Suburban Life IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 18TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DUPAGE COUNTY WHEATON, ILLINOIS FIRST PLACE BANK PLAINTIFF VS KHALDOON A. BUSHNAQ A/K/A KHALDOON BUSHNAQ; JENNIFER D. BUSHNAQ A/K/A JENNIFER BUSHNAQ; U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION ND; UNKNOWN

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OWNERS AND NON RECORD CLAIMANTS; DEFENDANTS 235 4TH STREET DOWNER GROVE, IL 60515 12 CH 004476 NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE UNDER ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE ACT ***THIS DOCUMENT IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT ON A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE*** PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered by said Court in the above entitled cause on October 22, 2013, DUPAGE COUNTY SHERIFF in DU PAGE County, Illinois, will on January 28, 2014, in 501 North County Farm Road, Wheaton, IL, at 10:00 AM, sell at public auction and sale to the highest bidder for cash, all and singular, the following described real estate mentioned in said Judgment, situated in the County of DU PAGE, State of Illinois, or so much thereof as shall be sufficient to satisfy said Judgment: TAX NO. 09-09-311-005-0000 COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 235 4TH STREET DOWNER GROVE, IL 60515 Description of Improvements: BROWN BRICK SINGLE FAMILY RANCH WITH A ONE CAR ATTACHED GARAGE. The Judgment amount was $189,911.45. Sale Terms: This is an "AS IS" sale for "CASH". The successful bidder must deposit 25% down by certified funds; balance, by certified funds, within 24 hours. NO REFUNDS. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments or special taxes levied against said real estate, water bills, etc., and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to plaintiff. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in

by Up paym full of the bid amount, the purchaser shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. The successful purchaser has the sole responsibility/ expense of evicting any tenants or other individuals presently in possession of the subject premises. 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 YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DYAS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 151701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For Information: Visit our website at http:\\service.atty-pierce.com. Between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. only Pierce & Associates, Plaintiff's Attorneys, 1 North Dearborn, Chicago, Illinois 60602. Tel. No. (312) 372-2060. Please refer to file #PA1216785 Plaintiff's attorney is not required to provide additional information other than that set forth in this notice of sale. I577756 December 18, 25, 2013 January 1, 2014 Downers Grove Suburban Life IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 18TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DUPAGE COUNTY WHEATON, ILLINOIS GREEN PLANET SERVICING, LLC PLAINTIFF VS MICHELLE A. SCHUMACHER; MICHAEL SCHUMACHER; JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A.; LAW OFFICES OF ALAN J. BERNSTEIN, LTD; CAVALRY PORTFOLIO SERVICES, LLC;

mysuburbanlife.com PALISADES COLLECTION L.L.C.; PRENTISS BROOK TERRACE MANOR HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION; UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON RECORD CLAIMANTS; DEFENDANTS 1230 PALMER STREET DOWNERS GROVE, IL 60516 12 CH 004873 NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE UNDER ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE ACT ***THIS DOCUMENT IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT ON A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE*** PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered by said Court in the above entitled cause on July 30, 2013, DUPAGE COUNTY SHERIFF in DU PAGE County, Illinois, will on January 23, 2014, in 501 North County Farm Road, Wheaton, IL, at 10:00 AM, sell at public auction and sale to the highest bidder for cash, all and singular, the following described real estate mentioned in said Judgment, situated in the County of DU PAGE, State of Illinois, or so much thereof as shall be sufficient to satisfy said Judgment: TAX NO. 09-19-208-008 COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 1230 PALMER STREET DOWNERS GROVE, IL 60516 Description of Improvements: BROWN BRICK TWO STORY SINGLE FAMILY HOME WITH A TWO CAR ATTACHED GARAGE. The Judgment amount was $268,153.77. Sale Terms: This is an "AS IS" sale for "CASH". The successful bidder must deposit 25% down by certified funds; balance, by certified funds, within 24 hours. NO REFUNDS. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments or special taxes levied against said real estate, water bills, etc., and is offered for sale without any representation as

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llage Square Homeowners Association; Unknown Owners and Non-Record Claimants, Defendants. Property Address: 16 Winthrop Court, Downers Grove, Illinois 60516 13 CH 169 NOTICE OF SHERIFF SALE Public notice is hereby given that in pursuance of a judgment of said Court entered in the aboveentitled cause on April 29, 2013, I, Sheriff, John E Zaruba of Dupage County, Illinois, will hold a sale on January 28, 2014, commencing at 10:00 AM, at Dupage County Sheriff's Office, 501 North County Farm Road, Wheaton, IL 60187. to sell to the highest bidder or bidders the following described real estate, or so much thereof as may be sufficient to satisfy said decree, to-wit: Commonly known as: 16 Winthrop Court, Downers Grove, Illinois 60516 P.I.N.: 09-29-218-002 First Lien Position; Condominium; Judgment Amount $133,210.86 IN ACCORDANCE WITH 735 ILCS 5/15-1507(c)(1)(H-1) AND (H-2), 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(5), AND 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1), YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED THAT THE PURCHASER OF THE PROPERTY, OTHER THAN A MORTGAGEE, SHALL PAY THE ASSESSMENTS AND LEGAL FEES REQUIRED BY SUBSECTIONS (g)(1) AND (g)(4) OF SECTION 9 AND THE ASSESSMENTS REQUIRED BY SUBSECTION (g-1) OF SECTION 18.5 OF THE ILLINOIS CONDOMINIUM PROPERTY ACT. The property will not be open for inspection. Terms of Sale: CASH - 10% down at the time of sale and the F12120318 balance due within 24 hours of the IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF sale. All payments for the amount THE 18TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT bid shall be in certified funds DUPAGE COUNTYpayable to the Sheriff of Dupage WHEATON, ILLINOIS County. Bank of America, N.A., Plaintiff, The person to contact for inforvs. mation regarding this property is: Carol M. Wood; Village Square IV Steven J. Lindberg at FREEDMAN Condominium Association; Village Squar Ho As ciation;

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mysuburbanlife.com rg ANSELMO LINDBERG LLC 1807 West Diehl Road, Naperville, IL (866)402-8661. For bidding instructions, visit www.fal-illinois.com 24 hours prior to sale. This communication is an attempt to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. FREEDMAN ANSELMO LINDBERG LLC 1771 W. Diehl Rd., Ste 150 Naperville, IL 60563-4947 630-453-6960 866-402-8661 630-428-4620 (fax) I577726 December 18, 25, 2013 January 1, 2014 Downers Grove Suburban Life IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT COUNTY OF DUPAGE, STATE OF ILLINOIS NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE, LLC, Plaintiff(s), vs. DARRYL ROYSTER, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA ANDTHE PIERS CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION, Defendant(s). 13CH 1920 NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE OF REAL ESTATE MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment heretofore entered by the said Court in the above entitled cause, the Sheriff of DuPage County, Illinois, will on January 28, 2014, at the hour of 10:00 AM, at the DuPage County Sheriff's Office, 501 North County Farm Road, Wheaton, IL 60187, sell at public auction to the highest and best bidder for cash, all and singular, the following described premises and real estate in the said Judgment mentioned, situated in the County of DuPage, State of Illinois, or so much thereof as shall be sufficient to satisfy said Judgment, to wit: Common Address: 64 PIER DRIVE, UNIT 201, WESTMONT, IL 60559 P.I.N. 09-21-213-104 Contact the Law Office of IRA T. NEVEL, LLC, 175 North Franklin, Suite 201, Chicago, Illinois 60606, (312) 357-1125, for further information. The terms of the sale are: Ten percent (10%) due by cash or certified funds at the time of the sale and balance is due within 24 hours of the sale. The subject property is subject to 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. The property is improved by a condominium, together with all buildings and improvements thereon, and the tenements, hereditaments and appurtenants thereunto belonging and will not be available for inspection prior to sale. 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). Attorney No. 22638 LAW OFFICES OF IRA T. NEVEL, LLC Ira T. Nevel 175 North Franklin St. Suite 201 Chicago, Illinois 60606 (312) 357-1125 Pleadings@nevellaw.com NM

# 13-02463 I578927 December 18, 25, 2013 January 1, 2014 Westmont Suburban Life IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 18TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DUPAGE COUNTY WHEATON, ILLINOIS Ocwen Loan Servicing, LLC PLAINTIFF Vs. Jody M. Schmidt; et. al. DEFENDANTS 2013 CH 000427 NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE OF REAL ESTATE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on 10/28/2013, John Zaruba, the Sheriff of DuPage County, Illinois will on 1/30/14 at the hour of 10:00AM at Dupage County Sheriff's Office 501 North County Farm Road Wheaton, IL 60187, or in a place otherwise designated at the time of sale, County of DuPage and State of Illinois, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, as set forth below, the following described real estate: PIN 09-16-408-036 Improved with Condo/Townhouse COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 907 S. Williams Street Unit #304 Westmont, IL 60559 Sale terms: 10% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the auction; The balance, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated 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, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. 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. If the property is a condominium and the foreclosure takes place after 1/1/2007, purchasers other than the mortgagees will be required to pay any assessment and legal fees due under The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If the property is located in a common interest community, purchasers other than mortgagees will be required to pay any assessment and legal fees due under the Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee's attorney. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after Confirmation of the sale. The successful purchaser has the sole responsibility/ expense of evicting any tenants or other individuals presently in possession of the subject premises. 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 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 151701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORT-

(C) GAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For information: Examine the court file or contact Plaintiff's attorney: Codilis & Associates, P.C., 15W030 North Frontage Road, Suite 100, Burr Ridge, IL 60527, (630) 794-9876. Please refer to file number 14-13-02139. I579340 December 18, 25, 2013 January 1, 2014 Westmont Suburban Life

09-019777 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 18TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DUPAGE COUNTY, WHEATON, ILLINOIS DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE FOR LONG BEACH MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST 2006-4, PLAINTIFF, -vsSNEZANA MILANOVIC; JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS ASSIGNEE OF FEDERAL DEPOSIT INSURANCE CORPORATION AS RECEIVER FOR WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK, SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST TO LONG BEACH MORTGAGE COMPANY; CITIFINANCIAL SERVICES, INC.; DEFENDANTS 09CH 2860 NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE Public Notice is hereby given that pursuant to a Judgment entered in the above entitled matter on December 3, 2012; John E. Zaruba, Sheriff, 501 N. County Farm Rd., Wheaton, IL 60187, will on January 23, 2014 at 10:00 AM, at DuPage County Sheriff's Office, sell to the highest bidder for cash (ten percent (10%) at the time of sale and the balance within twenty-four (24) hours, the following described premises situated in Dupage County, Illinois. Said sale shall be subject to general taxes, special assessments or special taxes levied against said real estate and any prior liens or 1st Mortgages. The subject property is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title or recourse to Plaintiff. Upon the sale being held and the purchaser tendering said bid in cash or certified funds, a receipt of Sale will be issued and/or a Certificate of Sale as required, which will entitle the purchaser to a deed upon confirmation of said sale by the Court. Said property is legally described as follows: LOT 10 IN BLOCK 10 IN WESTMONT, BEING A SUBDIVISION BY ARTHUR T. MCINTOSH AND COMPANY IN THE SOUTHEAST 1/4 AND PART OF THE EAST 1/2 OF THE NORTHEAST 1/4 OF SECTION 9, TOWNSHIP 38 NORTH, RANGE 11, EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED FEBRUARY 15, 1921 AS DOCUMENT 146502, IN DUPAGE COUNTY, ILLINOIS. Commonly known as 140 South Washington Street, Westmont, IL 60559 Permanent Index No.: 09-09-410-020 Improvements: Residential Structure UNKNOWN Units UNKNOWN Bedrooms UNKNOWN Garage UNKNOWN Bathrooms UNKNOWN Other UNKNOWN The property will NOT be open for inspection prior to the sale.

prio sp The judgment amount was $316,620.43. Prospective purchasers are admonished to check the court file and title records to verify this information. For Bid Amount contact: Sale Clerk Fisher and Shapiro, LLC 2121 Waukegan Road, Suite 301 Bannockburn, IL 60015 (847)291-1717 Christopher A. Cieniawa Fisher and Shapiro, LLC Attorneys for Plaintiff 2121 Waukegan Road, Suite 301 Bannockburn, IL 60015 Attorney No: 6187452 THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT IF YOUR PERSONAL LIABILITY FOR THIS DEBT HAS BEEN EXTINGUISHED BY A DISCHARGE IN BANKRUPTCY OR BY AN ORDER GRANTING IN REM RELIEF FROM STAY, THIS NOTICE IS PROVIDED SOLELY TO FORECLOSE THE MORTGAGE REMAINING ON YOUR PROPERTY AND IS NOT AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT THE DISCHARGED PERSONAL OBLIGATION. I580619 December 25, 2013 January 1, 8, 2014 Westmont Suburban Life IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 18TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DUPAGE COUNTY WHEATON, ILLINOIS BANK OF AMERICA, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, PLAINTIFF VS MICHAEL E. HORSTMAN; SONJA J. HORSTMAN; SMALL BUSINESS LOAN SOURCE LLC; JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A.; UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON RECORD CLAIMANTS; DEFENDANTS 4725 WALLBANK AVENUE DOWNERS GROVE, IL 60515 11 CH 352 NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE UNDER ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE ACT ***THIS DOCUMENT IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT ON A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE*** PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered by said Court in the above entitled cause on 0,, DUPAGE COUNTY SHERIFF in DU PAGE County, Illinois, will on January 30, 2014, in 501 North County Farm Road, Wheaton, IL, at 10:00 AM, sell at public auction and sale to the highest bidder for cash, all and singular, the following described real estate mentioned in said Judgment, situated in the County of DU PAGE, State of Illinois, or so much thereof as shall be sufficient to satisfy said Judgment: LOT 127 IN BRANIGAR BROTHER'S WOODED HOMESITES, BEING A SUBDIVISION IN THE NORTH HALF OF SECTION 7, TOWNSHIP 38 NORTH, RANGE 11, EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN AND THE NORTH HALF OF SECTION 12, TOWNSHIP 38 NORTH, RANGE 10, EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED OCTOBER 2, 1920 AS DOCUMENT 144598, IN DUPAGE COUNTY, ILLINOIS. TAX NO. 09-07-201-008 COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 4725 WALLBANK AVENUE DOWNERS GROVE, IL 60515 Description of Improvements: SINGLE FAMILY HOME WITH ATTACHED 2 CAR GARAGE. The Judgment amount was $673,306.67. Sale Terms: This is an "AS IS" sale for "CASH". The successful bidder must deposit 25% down by certified funds; balance, by certified

Suburban Life - Wednesday, January 1, 2014 • SDP • Page 33 by funds, within 24 hours. NO REFUNDS. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments or special taxes levied against said real estate, water bills, etc., and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to plaintiff. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the bid amount, the purchaser shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. The successful purchaser has the sole responsibility/ expense of evicting any tenants or other individuals presently in possession of the subject premises. 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 YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DYAS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 151701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For Information: Visit our website at http:\\service.atty-pierce.com. Between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. only Pierce & Associates, Plaintiff's Attorneys, 1 North Dearborn, Chicago, Illinois 60602. Tel. No. (312) 372-2060. Please refer to file #PA1035080 Plaintiff's attorney is not required to provide additional information other than that set forth in this notice of sale. I578207 December 18, 25, 2013 January 1, 2014 Downers Grove Suburban Life IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 18TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DUPAGE COUNTY WHEATON, ILLINOIS SUNTRUST MORTGAGE INC. PLAINTIFF VS CHARLES AESCHLIMAN; UNKNOWN HEIRS AND LEGATEES OF CHARLES AESCHLIMAN, IF ANY; UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON RECORD CLAIMANTS; DEFENDANTS 728 CHICAGO AVENUE DOWNERS GROVE, IL 60515 11 CH 003685 NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE UNDER ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE ACT ***THIS DOCUMENT IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT ON A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PUR-

POSE*** PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered by said Court in the above entitled cause on March 12, 2013, DUPAGE COUNTY SHERIFF in DU PAGE County, Illinois, will on January 30, 2014, in 501 North County Farm Road, Wheaton, IL, at 10:00 AM, sell at public auction and sale to the highest bidder for cash, all and singular, the following described real estate mentioned in said Judgment, situated in the County of DU PAGE, State of Illinois, or so much thereof as shall be sufficient to satisfy said Judgment: LOT 10 IN BLOCK 3 IN LINDSEY AND GROSS RESUBDIVISION, BEING A RESUBDIVISION OF LOT 2 IN BLOCK 3 AND LOTS 1, 2, 3 AND 4 IN BLOCK 4 IN LYMAN AND AUSTIN'S ADDITION TO DOWNERS GROVE, A SUBDIVISION IN THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF SECTION 5, TOWNSHIP 38 NORTH, RANGE 11, EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT OF SAID RESUBDIVISION RECORDED FEBRUARY 28, 1924 AS DOCUMENT 174661, IN DUPAGE COUNTY, ILLINOIS. TAX NO. 09-05-410-025 COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 728 CHICAGO AVENUE DOWNERS GROVE, IL 60515 Description of Improvements: ONE STORY SINGLE FAMILY HOME WITH TWO CAR ATTACHED GARAGE. The Judgment amount was $438,471.49. Sale Terms: This is an "AS IS" sale for "CASH". The successful bidder must deposit 25% down by certified funds; balance, by certified funds, within 24 hours. NO REFUNDS. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments or special taxes levied against said real estate, water bills, etc., and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to plaintiff. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the bid amount, the purchaser shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. The successful purchaser has the sole responsibility/ expense of evicting any tenants or other individuals presently in possession of the subject premises. 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 YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEO ),

(HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DYAS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 151701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For Information: Visit our website at http:\\service.atty-pierce.com. Between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. only Pierce & Associates, Plaintiff's Attorneys, 1 North Dearborn, Chicago, Illinois 60602. Tel. No. (312) 372-2060. Please refer to file #PA1104645 Plaintiff's attorney is not required to provide additional information other than that set forth in this notice of sale. I578209 December 18, 25, 2013 January 1, 2014 Downers Grove Suburban Life IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 18TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DUPAGE COUNTY WHEATON, ILLINOIS U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR STRUCTURED ASSET SECURITIES CORPORATION, MORTGAGE PASSTHROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-W1, PLAINTIFF VS MARK A. VUKASOVIC A/K/A MARK VUKASOVIC; MAUREEN D. VUKASOVIC A/K/A MAUREEN VUKASOVIC; DEFENDANTS 505 NORTH GRANT STREET WESTMONT, IL 60559 12 CH 1489 NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE UNDER ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE ACT ***THIS DOCUMENT IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT ON A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE*** PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered by said Court in the above entitled cause on October 22, 2013, DUPAGE COUNTY SHERIFF in DU PAGE County, Illinois, will on January 28, 2014, in 501 North County Farm Road, Wheaton, IL, at 10:00 AM, sell at public auction and sale to the highest bidder for cash, all and singular, the following described real estate mentioned in said Judgment, situated in the County of DU PAGE, State of Illinois, or so much thereof as shall be sufficient to satisfy said Judgment: THE NORTH 1/2 OF LOT 12 (EXCEPT THE WEST 175 FEET THEREOF) AND THE SOUTH 1/2 OF LOT 12 IN BLOCK 1 IN ARTHUR T. MCINTOSH AND COMPANY'S FAIRMONT GARDENS, BEING A SUBDIVISION IN THE SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF SECTION 4, AND IN THE NORTHEAST 1/4 OF SECTION 9, TOWNSHIP 38 NORTH, RANGE 11, EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT

THEREOF RECORDED SEPTEMBER 7, 1920 AS DOCUMENT 144142, IN DUPAGE COUNTY, ILLINOIS. TAX NO. 09-04-403-053 COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 505 NORTH GRANT STREET WESTMONT, IL 60559 Description of Improvements: 2 STORY HOME WITH DETACHED GARAGE The Judgment amount was $317,463.09. Sale Terms: This is an "AS IS" sale for "CASH". The successful bidder must deposit 25% down by certified funds; balance, by certified funds, within 24 hours. NO REFUNDS. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments or special taxes levied against said real estate, water bills, etc., and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to plaintiff. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the bid amount, the purchaser shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. The successful purchaser has the sole responsibility/ expense of evicting any tenants or other individuals presently in possession of the subject premises. 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 YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DYAS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 151701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For Information: Visit our website at http:\\service.atty-pierce.com. Between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. only Pierce & Associates, Plaintiff's Attorneys, 1 North Dearborn, Chicago, Illinois 60602. Tel. No. (312) 372-2060. Please refer to file #PA1201147 Plaintiff's attorney is not required to provide additional information other than that set forth in this notice of sale. I577744 December 18, 25, 2013 January 1, 2014 Westmont Suburban Life IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 18TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DUPAGE COUNTY WHEATON, ILLINOIS OCWEN LOAN SERVICING, LLC PLAINTIFF VS JON STRUBE A/K/A JON C. STRUBE; MICHELE STRUBE A/K/A


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Page 34 • SDP • Suburban Life - Wednesday, January 1, 2014 MICHELE L. STRUBE; JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A.; DEFENDANTS 412 NORTH RICHMOND AVENUE WESTMONT, IL 60559 12 CH 3957 NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE UNDER ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE ACT ***THIS DOCUMENT IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT ON A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE*** PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered by said Court in the above entitled cause on November 5, 2013, DUPAGE COUNTY SHERIFF in DU PAGE County, Illinois, will on January 30, 2014, in 501 North County Farm Road, Wheaton, IL, at 10:00 AM, sell at public auction and sale to the highest bidder for cash, all and singular, the following described real estate mentioned in said Judgment, situated in the County of DU PAGE, State of Illinois, or so much thereof as shall be sufficient to satisfy said Judgment: THE SOUTH 51 FEET OF LOT 5 IN BLOCK 10 OF ARTHUR T MCINTOSH AND COMPANY'S WESTMONT ACRES, A SUBDIVISION OF THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER (EXCEPT THAT PART OF THE EAST HALF OF THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER LYING SOUTH OF THE CENTER LINE OF THE NAPERVILLE ROAD) ALSO THE WEST HALF OF THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER, ALL IN SECTION 3, TOWNSHIP 38 NORTH, RANGE 11, EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED NOVEMBER 4, 1920, AS DOCUMENT 145100, IN DUPAGE COUNTY, ILLINOIS. TAX NO. 09-03-307-021 COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 412 NORTH RICHMOND AVENUE WESTMONT, IL 60559 Description of Improvements: 2 STORY HOME WITH ATTACHED GARAGE The Judgment amount was $491,038.85. Sale Terms: This is an "AS IS" sale for "CASH". The successful bidder must deposit 25% down by certified funds; balance, by certified funds, within 24 hours. NO REFUNDS. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments or special taxes levied against said real estate, water bills, etc., and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to plaintiff. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the bid amount, the purchaser shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. The successful purchaser has the sole responsibility/ expense of evicting any tenants or other individuals presently in possession of the subject premises. 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 YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DYAS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 151701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For Information: Visit our website at http:\\service.atty-pierce.com. Between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. only Pierce & Associates, Plaintiff's Attorneys, 1 North Dearborn, Chicago, Illinois 60602. Tel. No. (312) 372-2060. Please refer to file #PA1200507 Plaintiff's atto is

#PA1200507 Plaintiff's attorney is not required to provide additional information other than that set forth in this notice of sale. I578213 December 18, 25, 2013 January 1, 2014 Westmont Suburban Life IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 18TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DUPAGE COUNTY WHEATON, ILLINOIS FIRST PLACE BANK PLAINTIFF VS KHALDOON A. BUSHNAQ A/K/A KHALDOON BUSHNAQ; JENNIFER D. BUSHNAQ A/K/A JENNIFER BUSHNAQ; U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION ND; UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON RECORD CLAIMANTS; DEFENDANTS 235 4TH STREET DOWNER GROVE, IL 60515 12 CH 004476 NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE UNDER ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE ACT ***THIS DOCUMENT IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT ON A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE*** PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered by said Court in the above entitled cause on October 22, 2013, DUPAGE COUNTY SHERIFF in DU PAGE County, Illinois, will on January 28, 2014, in 501 North County Farm Road, Wheaton, IL, at 10:00 AM, sell at public auction and sale to the highest bidder for cash, all and singular, the following described real estate mentioned in said Judgment, situated in the County of DU PAGE, State of Illinois, or so much thereof as shall be sufficient to satisfy said Judgment: LOT 16 (EXCEPT THE EAST 8 FEET THEREOF) AND ALL OF LOT 17 IN BLOCK 8 IN RESUBDIVISION OF BLOCKS 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15 AND 16 OF VICTOR FREDENHAGEN JR'S SUBDIVISION OF EAST GROVE, IN THE SOUTH WEST QUARTER, SECTION 9, TOWNSHIP 38 NORTH, RANGE 11, EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, IN DUPAGE COUNTY, ILLINOIS. TAX NO. 09-09-311-005-0000 COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 235 4TH STREET DOWNER GROVE, IL 60515 Description of Improvements: BROWN BRICK SINGLE FAMILY RANCH WITH A ONE CAR ATTACHED GARAGE. The Judgment amount was $189,911.45. Sale Terms: This is an "AS IS" sale for "CASH". The successful bidder must deposit 25% down by certified funds; balance, by certified funds, within 24 hours. NO REFUNDS. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments or special taxes levied against said real estate, water bills, etc., and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to plaintiff. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the bid amount, the purchaser shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. The successful purchaser has the sole responsibility/ expense of evicting any tenants or other individuals presently in possession of the subject premises. 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

op ty ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DYAS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 151701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For Information: Visit our website at http:\\service.atty-pierce.com. Between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. only Pierce & Associates, Plaintiff's Attorneys, 1 North Dearborn, Chicago, Illinois 60602. Tel. No. (312) 372-2060. Please refer to file #PA1216785 Plaintiff's attorney is not required to provide additional information other than that set forth in this notice of sale. I577756 December 18, 25, 2013 January 1, 2014 Downers Grove Suburban Life IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 18TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DUPAGE COUNTY WHEATON, ILLINOIS GREEN PLANET SERVICING, LLC PLAINTIFF VS MICHELLE A. SCHUMACHER; MICHAEL SCHUMACHER; JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A.; LAW OFFICES OF ALAN J. BERNSTEIN, LTD; CAVALRY PORTFOLIO SERVICES, LLC; PALISADES COLLECTION L.L.C.; PRENTISS BROOK TERRACE MANOR HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION; UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON RECORD CLAIMANTS; DEFENDANTS 1230 PALMER STREET DOWNERS GROVE, IL 60516 12 CH 004873 NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE UNDER ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE ACT ***THIS DOCUMENT IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT ON A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE*** PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered by said Court in the above entitled cause on July 30, 2013, DUPAGE COUNTY SHERIFF in DU PAGE County, Illinois, will on January 23, 2014, in 501 North County Farm Road, Wheaton, IL, at 10:00 AM, sell at public auction and sale to the highest bidder for cash, all and singular, the following described real estate mentioned in said Judgment, situated in the County of DU PAGE, State of Illinois, or so much thereof as shall be sufficient to satisfy said Judgment: LOT 4 IN BLOCK 1 IN PRENTISS BROOK TERRACE, BEING A SUBDIVISION OF PART OF THE NORTHEAST QUARTER AND THE NORTHWEST QUARTER OF SECTION 19, TOWNSHIP 38 NORTH, RANGE 11, EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED AUGUST 7, 1969 AS DOCUMENT R69-35358, IN DUPAGE COUNTY, ILLINOIS. TAX NO. 09-19-208-008 COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 1230 PALMER STREET DOWNERS GROVE, IL 60516 Description of Improvements: BROWN BRICK TWO STORY SINGLE FAMILY HOME WITH A TWO CAR ATTACHED GARAGE. The Judgment amount was $268,153.77. Sale Terms: This is an "AS IS" sale for "CASH". The successful bidder must deposit 25% down by certified funds; balance, by certified funds, within 24 hours. NO REFUNDS. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments or special taxes levied against said real estate, water bills, etc., and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to plaintiff. The

plaintiff. sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the bid amount, the purchaser shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. The successful purchaser has the sole responsibility/ expense of evicting any tenants or other individuals presently in possession of the subject premises. 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 YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DYAS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 151701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For Information: Visit our website at http:\\service.atty-pierce.com. Between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. only Pierce & Associates, Plaintiff's Attorneys, 1 North Dearborn, Chicago, Illinois 60602. Tel. No. (312) 372-2060. Please refer to file #PA1216996 Plaintiff's attorney is not required to provide additional information other than that set forth in this notice of sale. I579072 December 18, 25, 2013 January 1, 2014 Downers Grove Suburban Life F12120318 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 18TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DUPAGE COUNTYWHEATON, ILLINOIS Bank of America, N.A., Plaintiff, vs. Carol M. Wood; Village Square IV Condominium Association; Village Square Homeowners Association; Unknown Owners and Non-Record Claimants, Defendants. Property Address: 16 Winthrop Court, Downers Grove, Illinois 60516 13 CH 169 NOTICE OF SHERIFF SALE Public notice is hereby given that in pursuance of a judgment of said Court entered in the aboveentitled cause on April 29, 2013, I, Sheriff, John E Zaruba of Dupage County, Illinois, will hold a sale on January 28, 2014, commencing at 10:00 AM, at Dupage County Sheriff's Office, 501 North County Farm Road, Wheaton, IL 60187. to sell to the highest bidder or bidders the following described real estate, or so much thereof as may be sufficient to satisfy said decree, to-wit: UNIT 2 IN BUILDING 16 TOGETHER WITH ITS UNDIVIDED PERCENTAGE INTEREST IN THE COMMON ELEMENTS IN VILLAGE SQUARE IV CONDOMINIUM AS DELINEATED AND DEFINED IN THE DECLARATION RECORDED AS DOCUMENT NUMBER R72-70547 AND CERTIFICATE OF CORRECTION RECORDED AS DOCUMENT NUMBER R74-20356, IN THE NORTHEAST QUARTER OF SECTION 29, TOWNSHIP 38 NORTH, RANGE 11, EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, IN DUPAGE COUNTY, ILLINOIS. Commonly known as: 16 Winthrop Court, Downers Grove, Illinois 60516 P.I.N.: 09-29-218-002 First Lien Position; Condominium; Judgment Amount $133,210.86 IN ACCORDANCE WITH 735 ILCS 5/15-1507(c)(1)(H-1) AND (H-2), 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(5), AND 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1), YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED THAT THE PURCHASER OF THE PROPERTY, OTHER THAN A MORTGAGEE, SHALL PAY THE ASSESSMENTS

AND LEGAL FEES REQUIRED BY SUBSECTIONS (g)(1) AND (g)(4) OF SECTION 9 AND THE ASSESSMENTS REQUIRED BY SUBSECTION (g-1) OF SECTION 18.5 OF THE ILLINOIS CONDOMINIUM PROPERTY ACT. The property will not be open for inspection. Terms of Sale: CASH - 10% down at the time of sale and the balance due within 24 hours of the sale. All payments for the amount bid shall be in certified funds payable to the Sheriff of Dupage County. The person to contact for information regarding this property is: Steven J. Lindberg at FREEDMAN ANSELMO LINDBERG LLC 1807 West Diehl Road, Naperville, IL (866)402-8661. For bidding instructions, visit www.fal-illinois.com 24 hours prior to sale. This communication is an attempt to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. FREEDMAN ANSELMO LINDBERG LLC 1771 W. Diehl Rd., Ste 150 Naperville, IL 60563-4947 630-453-6960 866-402-8661 630-428-4620 (fax) I577726 December 18, 25, 2013 January 1, 2014 Downers Grove Suburban Life IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT COUNTY OF DUPAGE, STATE OF ILLINOIS NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE, LLC, Plaintiff(s), vs. DARRYL ROYSTER, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA ANDTHE PIERS CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION, Defendant(s). 13CH 1920 NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE OF REAL ESTATE MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment heretofore entered by the said Court in the above entitled cause, the Sheriff of DuPage County, Illinois, will on January 28, 2014, at the hour of 10:00 AM, at the DuPage County Sheriff's Office, 501 North County Farm Road, Wheaton, IL 60187, sell at public auction to the highest and best bidder for cash, all and singular, the following described premises and real estate in the said Judgment mentioned, situated in the County of DuPage, State of Illinois, or so much thereof as shall be sufficient to satisfy said Judgment, to wit: PARCEL ONE: UNIT 201-634 WEST PIERS DRIVE, AS DELINEATED ON SURVEYS THAT PART OF THE NORTHEAST QUARTER OF THE NORTHEAST QUARTER OF SECTION 21, TOWNSHIP 38 NORTH, RANGE 11, EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, IN DUPAGE COUNTY, ILLINOIS, KNOWN AS THE PIERS CONDOMINIUMS WHICH SURVEY IS ATTACHED AS EXHIBIT "A" TO 4TH AMENDMENT TO THE DECLARATION OF CONDOMINIUM OWNERSHIP RECORDED AS R76-10227 AMENDING THE DECLARATION OF CONDOMINIUM OWNERSHIP RECORDED AS DOCUMENT R7442248, TOGETHER WITH A PERCENTAGE OF THE COMMON ELEMENTS APPURTENANT TO SAID UNIT AS SET FORTH IN SAID DECLARATION, AS AMENDED FROM TIME TO TIME, WHICH PERCENTAGE SHALL AUTOMATICALLY CHANGE IN ACCORDANCE WITH DECLARATIONS AS SAME ARE FILED AS RECORD PURSUANT TO SAID DECLARATION, AND TOGETHER WITH ADDITIONAL COMMON ELEMENTS AS SUCH AMENDED DECLARATIONS WITH ADDITIONAL COMMON ELEMENTS AS SUCH AMENDED DECLARATIONS ARE FILED, IN THE PERCENTAGES SET FORTH IN SUCH AMENDED DECLA-

mysuburbanlife.com RATIONS WHICH PERCENTAGES BE SHALL AUTOMATICALLY DEEMED TO CONVEYED EFFECTIVE ON THE RECORDING OF SUCH AMENDED DECLARATIONS AS THOUGH CONVEYED THEREBY. PARCEL 2: EASEMENT FOR PARKING PURPOSES IN AND TO PARKING AREA NUMBER 200 AS DEFINED AND SET FORTH IN SAID DECLARATION AND SURVEY. Common Address: 64 PIER DRIVE, UNIT 201, WESTMONT, IL 60559 P.I.N. 09-21-213-104 Contact the Law Office of IRA T. NEVEL, LLC, 175 North Franklin, Suite 201, Chicago, Illinois 60606, (312) 357-1125, for further information. The terms of the sale are: Ten percent (10%) due by cash or certified funds at the time of the sale and balance is due within 24 hours of the sale. The subject property is subject to 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. The property is improved by a condominium, together with all buildings and improvements thereon, and the tenements, hereditaments and appurtenants thereunto belonging and will not be available for inspection prior to sale. 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). Attorney No. 22638 LAW OFFICES OF IRA T. NEVEL, LLC Ira T. Nevel 175 North Franklin St. Suite 201 Chicago, Illinois 60606 (312) 357-1125 Pleadings@nevellaw.com NM # 13-02463 I578927 December 18, 25, 2013 January 1, 2014 Westmont Suburban Life 13-068818 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 18TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DUPAGE COUNTY, WHEATON, ILLINOIS REGIONS BANK D/B/A REGIONS MORTGAGE, SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO UNION PLANTERS BANK, N.A., PLAINTIFF, -vsCHERYL OSSMAN; ANN I. OSSMAN; INNISBROOK HOME ASSOCIATION; UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS; UNKNOWN OCCUPANTS DEFENDANTS 13 CH 2730 PUBLICATION NOTICE The requisite affidavit for publication having been filed, notice is hereby given you Cheryl Ossman, Ann I. Ossman and Unknown Owners and Non-Record Claimants; Unknown Occupants. Defendants in the above entitled suit, that the said suit has been commenced in the Circuit Court of Dupage County, by the said Plaintiff against you and other defendants, praying for the foreclosure of a certain Mortgage conveying the premises described as follows, to wit: LOT 39 IN INNISBROOK, A SUBDIVISION OF PART OF SECTION 31, TOWNSHIP 39 NORTH, RANGE

11 , EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, ACCORDIING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED FEBRUARY 13, 1974 AS DOCUMENT R74-6680, IN DUPAGE COUNTY, ILLINOIS. Commonly known as 3460 Venard Road, Downers Grove, IL 60515 Permanent Index No.: 06-31-204-010 and which said Mortgage was made by Cheryl Ossman and Ann I. Ossman Mortgagors, to New Millennium Mortgage Corp. as Mortgagee, and recorded in the office of the Recorder of Deeds of Dupage County, Illinois, Document No. R2002-134494. And for other relief; that summons was duly issued out of the said Court against you as provided by law, and that the suit is now pending. Now therefore, unless you, the said above named defendants, file your answer to the Complaint in the said suit or otherwise make your appearance therein, the office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court of Dupage County, in the City of Wheaton, Illinois, on or before the 30th day after the first publication of this notice which is January 24, 2014. Default may be entered against you at any time after that day and a judgment entered in accordance with the prayer of said Complaint. Christopher A. Cieniawa Fisher and Shapiro, LLC Attorneys for Plaintiff 2121 Waukegan Road, Suite 301 Bannockburn, IL 60015 (847)291-1717 Ext: 4307 Attorney No. 78700 THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT IF YOUR PERSONAL LIABILITY FOR THIS DEBT HAS BEEN EXTINGUISHED BY A DISCHARGE IN BANKRUPTCY OR BY AN ORDER GRANTING IN REM RELIEF FROM STAY, THIS NOTICE IS PROVIDED SOLELY TO FORECLOSE THE MORTGAGE REMAINING ON YOUR PROPERTY AND IS NOT AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT THE DISCHARGED PERSONAL OBLIGATION. I580646 December 25, 2013 January 1, 8, 2014 Downers Grove Suburban Life IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 18TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DUPAGE COUNTY WHEATON, ILLINOIS Ocwen Loan Servicing, LLC PLAINTIFF Vs. Jody M. Schmidt; et. al. DEFENDANTS 2013 CH 000427 NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE OF REAL ESTATE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on 10/28/2013, John Zaruba, the Sheriff of DuPage County, Illinois will on 1/30/14 at the hour of 10:00AM at Dupage County Sheriff's Office 501 North County Farm Road Wheaton, IL 60187, or in a place otherwise designated at the time of sale, County of DuPage and State of Illinois, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, as set forth below, the following described real estate: UNIT 304 TOGETHER WITH ITS UNDIVIDED PERCENTAGE INTEREST IN THE COMMON ELEMENTS IN CASS LAKE VILLAGE APARTMENT HOME BUILDING NUMBER 1 CONDOMINIUM AS DELINEATED AND DEFINED IN THE DECLARATION RECORDED AS DOCUMENT NUMBER R74-59023 IN THE SOUTH 1/2 OF THE NORTH 1/2 OF THE SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF SECTION 16, TOWNSHIP 38 NORTH, RANGE 11, EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, IN DUPAGE COUNTY, ILLINOIS.

PIN 09-16-408-036 Improved with Condo/Townhouse COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 907 S. Williams Street Unit #304 Westmont, IL 60559 Sale terms: 10% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the auction; The balance, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated 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, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. 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. If the property is a condominium and the foreclosure takes place after 1/1/2007, purchasers other than the mortgagees will be required to pay any assessment and legal fees due under The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If the property is located in a common interest community, purchasers other than mortgagees will be required to pay any assessment and legal fees due under the Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee's attorney. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after Confirmation of the sale. The successful purchaser has the sole responsibility/ expense of evicting any tenants or other individuals presently in possession of the subject premises. 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 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 151701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For information: Examine the court file or contact Plaintiff's attorney: Codilis & Associates, P.C., 15W030 North Frontage Road, Suite 100, Burr Ridge, IL 60527, (630) 794-9876. Please refer to file number 14-13-02139. I579340 December 18, 25, 2013 January 1, 2014 Westmont Suburban Life

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25: Inches of snow on the ground in Westmont as of Monday afternoon, according to The Weather Channel 1,000: Tons of salt used thus far for snow storms this winter, according to Public Works Director Steve May. May said typically, about 2,000 tons are used per season 21: Vehicles public works has been using during the snow storms, including six 5-ton trucks to manage salting and plowing, six pick-up trucks, and three skid-steer loaders for buckets, plows and brushes 12: Crews have been working in 12-hour shifts since New Year’s Eve afternoon, May said. As of Friday night, May said the crews have wracked together 90 continuous hours of work. 16: Weather-related car crashes reported between New Year’s Eve and Monday morning in Westmont, according to the Westmont Police Department. Of the 16 crashes, two were hit and runs, two caused personal injuries and 12 caused property damages only Mark Busch - mbusch@shawmedia.com

A snowplow clears snow from Ogden Avenue as temperatures plummeted into the negative teens Monday. car maintenance when keeping the vehicle in good condition during dismal winter temperatures. “Make sure you have plenty of gas and just don’t let that get too low,” said Tom O’Leary, store manager at Pep Boys Auto Parts and Service, 6247 S. La Grange Road, Hodgkins. “Also take your tire pressure because tire pressure goes down when it’s really cold like this.” O’Leary said drivers should also make sure they have antifreeze and jumper cables in the car because batteries lose energy faster in the winter. It’s also a good idea to have emergency kits in the car, he said, and to make sure basic items, like wiper blades, Keep the car running You don’t have to be a me- are in check. chanic to know the basics of For those who do decide to “I would keep flashlights, batteries and hand warmers,” said Bob Wing, floor manager at Buikema’s Ace Hardware, 1705 N. Main St., Wheaton. “The biggest thing is if the furnace goes out you have to stay warm, so that’s the biggest key is just warming up.” Wing said it’s a good idea to have salt on hand, which ranges from about $10 to $25 depending on the size of the bag, and to have snow shovels. While snow blowers can’t hurt to have ready to go before winter, he said it’s the little things like just having plenty of batteries for devices that make the difference.

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travel during the harsh conditions, O’Leary recommends warming up the car for at least five minutes to get the oil flowing.

Relief, finally After Tuesday, Castro said temperatures will look moderate in comparison to the arctic blast. “Temperatures could be back into the teens and 20s on Wednesday, which will feel like a heat wave, and then by Thursday they could be in the upper 20s to around 30 degrees,” he said. After that though, Castro said there’s potential for more snow, but that the system is “way out there.” Beyond next week, Castro said it looks like temperatures could be moderate.

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“As far as this ... cold, what we’re seeing is that taken to an extreme,” he said. “We’re basically taking the coldest of the cold air mass and basically putting it right on top of the Midwest and the western lakes in that same sort of conLet’s blame Alaska Compared to the mild win- text.” The brutal cold Sunday ters the area has experienced the last couple years, it feels through Tuesday was due to as though the cold air hasn’t a air mass that had been poleft, and because of a high sitioned near the Hudson pressure system over the Bay, but dropped south before eastern North Pacific near “slowly retreating” Tuesday. Alaska, it’s been like that since November, according to Getting prepared Richard Castro, meteorologist While the coldest days of with the National Weather these winter months have passed – hopefully – it’s imService in Romeoville. Castro said that system over portant to be prepared for Alaska is causing the freezing whatever lies ahead. One place to start before a air to plunge southward out of the arctic circle from northern winter storm or freeze is the hardware store. Canada into our area.

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WESTMONT – Old Man Winter seemed to be throwing everything he could at the Midwest this week, and after what seemed like endless snow, an arctic blast moved in Sunday threatening record lows in the Chicago area through Tuesday. As of noon Tuesday, the lowest temperature recorded in Westmont since Sunday was negative 15, recorded at 7:45 a.m. Monday. That mark doesn’t quite reach the record low of 20 below zero for the area set Jan. 20, 1985, according to the National Weather Service. The lowest recorded wind chill came at 9:51 a.m. Monday at negative 42. The cold also forced schools across the western suburbs to cancel classes Monday and Tuesday, including districts 201 and 60 in Westmont.

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• Librado Villanueva, 29, of 4827 S. Troop St., Chicago, was charged with driving under the influence after a traffic stop in the 200 block of East Ogden Avenue at 1:21 a.m. Dec. 28. He was also cited for expired Battery charges registration and suspended • David A. Kilianek, 56, of 200 registration. S. Adams St., was charged with • Krystal M. Loy, 21, of 1321 domestic battery and resisting 55th St., Downers Grove, was a peace officer in the 200 block charged with aggravated driving of South Adams Street at about under the influence resulting in great bodily harm at 3:34 p.m. Property damage charge 6:09 p.m. Dec. 25. • Giaras Gkotse, 25, of 787 Friday. She was also cited for Joseph A. Patchett, 25, of 6723 Park Lane, #2, was charged with Wilson Ave., #13, Glen Ellyn, was driving too fast for conditions charged with battery in the 200 and operating an uninsured block of West 63rd Street at vehicle. about 9:48 p.m. Dec. 26. • George K. Thompson, 43, Disorderly conduct of 306 S. Cass Ave., #1, was Bryan S. Dymacek, 25, of 840 charged with interfering with Wheatland Lane, Aurora, was the report of domestic violence, charged with disorderly conduct battery to a police officer, and resisting a peace officer in resisting a peace officer and vi- the 6700 block of Park Lane at olation of bond in the 300 block 8:19 a.m. Dec. 29. of South Cass Avenue Dec. 27. The violation of bail bond was Trespassing charge based on an arrest for domestic Gintautas Grigas, 37, of 10S473 battery from an incident on Dec. Echo Lane, Willowbrook, was 22. charged with trespassing to land • Bryan A. Hartman, 28, of 223 in the 6000 block of South Cass S. Lincoln St., was charged with Avenue at 7:10 p.m. Dec. 29. domestic battery in the 200 block of South Lincoln Street Drug charges about 1:26 a.m. Jan 1. Amanda G. Klick, 25, of 7854 Catalpa Avenue, in Woodridge, DUI charges was charged with driving with • Carol J. Vandenberg, 50, of a suspended license, posses1721 Westview Ave., Lombard, sion of drug paraphernalia and was charged with driving under possession of marijuana. after the influence after a traffic stop a traffic stop in the 4300 block in the 400 block of North Cass of Florence Avenue at 1:44 a.m. Avenue about 11:55 p.m. Dec. Friday. 23. She was also cited for an improper turn. Thefts reported • Richard W. Mueller Jr., 53, of • Between 2 p.m. Dec. 20 and 835 Curtiss St., Downers Grove, 9 a.m. Dec. 23, car parts were was charged with driving under reported stolen in the 400 block the influence after a traffic of Plaza Drive. The estimated stop in the 600 block of North loss is $4,650. Cass Avenue at about 6:54 pm. • Between 3 p.m. Dec. 31 and Dec. 24. He was also cited for 11 a.m. Jan. 1, a theft was reimproper lane usage. ported at a business in the 200 • Jesus Martinez, 23, of 504 block of West Ogden Avenue. S. Cass Ave., was charged with The estimated loss is $500. driving under the influence after • Between 6:30 p.m. Dec. 31 a traffic stop in the 300 block of and 3 p.m. Jan. 1, a theft was reSouth Cass Avenue about 3:48 ported at a business in the 1100 a.m. Dec. 25. He was also cited block of Fairview Avenue. The for driving with a suspended estimated loss is unknown. license, operating an uninsured vehicle and illegal squealing of See POLICE, page 15 tires.


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Uncle Jon’s Music owner Jon Kostal assists customer Mike Byron at the Westmont location on Saturday. about a dozen people, including his family, three music teachers and some part-time workers. The store has stayed mostly the same through the years, but they are hoping for a new remodel sometime this year,

Kostal Jr. said. The business strives to reach out to the community, treating customers like family members, he added. “It’s like a small town family vibe,” Kostal Jr. said. “We like to keep it cozy inside, ev-

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free Ukulele circles, customer appreciation events and celebrations throughout the year. “We just love music and we love Westmont,” he said. “I enjoy being a part of the community and I want it to thrive.”

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WESTMONT – The new year brings a new milestone for one family-owned Westmont business. Uncle Jon’s Music – coowned by Jon Kostal Sr. and Jr. – has turned 10 years old. The family run business – specializing in new and used musical instruments, lessons, repairs and rentals – originally opened back in January 2004 at 33 N. Cass Ave. “My dad had the idea before the opportunity came up,” Kostal Jr. said. “We were talking about how it’d be neat if a small, old time music store [opened] downtown... We just thought it’d be something we were good at.” The Kostals were presented with an opportunity from their friend, and now landlord, to open shop in downtown Westmont. The lifelong Westmont resident said the shop employs

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Dispelling Myths about Hearing Loss By Audrey G. Freeman, Au.D. - Doctor of Audiology

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believe a new start to the year is a good time to dispel some myths or incorrect thoughts and begin the year tackling problems we put off last year. One of those problems for you, your loved one, or good friend may be hearing difficulties. I often hear my patients tell me information they heard from others, even doctors, that prevented them from seeking the hearing help they need and deserve. Here are a few hearing myths from the Better Hearing Institute that may help:

The consequences of hiding hearing loss are better than wearing hearing aids. What price are you paying for vanity? Untreated hearing loss is far more noticeable than hearing aids. If you miss a punch line to a joke or respond inappropriately in conversation, people may have concerns about your mental acuity, your attention span, or your ability to communicate effectively. The personal consequences of vanity can be life altering. At a simplistic level, untreated hearing loss means giving up some of the pleasant sounds you used to enjoy. At a deeper level, vanity could severely reduce the quality of your life.

Hearing loss affects only “old people” and is merely a sign of aging.

Hearing aids will make me look “older” and handicapped.”

“Looking older” is often more obvious from several other factors than hearing aids. It’s not the hearing aids that make one look older, it’s other factors; such as, answering questions inappropriately (or not at all), diminished contribution to conversations, misunderstandings, and/or looking as if you are confused or irritated because of difficulty in hearing. If hearing aids help you function like a normal hearing person, for all intents and purposes, these stigma are minimized, if not removed altogether. Hearing If I had a hearing loss, my family doctor aid manufacturers are well aware that the cosmetics of hearing aids are a would have told me. big deal to many people, and that’s why hearing aid manufacturers have Not true! Only 14% of physicians routinely reduced their size and improved their appearance significantly these days. screen for hearing loss during a physical. Since However, as stated previously, an untreated hearing loss is often more obvisome people with hearing impairments hear well in a quiet environment like a doctor’s office, it can be virtually impossible for you physician to rec- ous than a hearing aid. Smiling and nodding your head when you don’t understand what’s being ognize the extent of your problem. Without special training and an understanding of the nature said is far more noticeable and even embarrassing in many cases. These behaviors can make one of hearing loss, it may be difficult for your doctor to even realize that you have a hearing problem. appear confused, or worse yet, losing some of their cognitive abilities, which is far worse than the wearing of hearing devices. My hearing loss is normal for my age. I am concerned about the integrity of hearing health professionals and the value of hearing aids. Isn’t this a strange way to look at things? Do you realize that well-meaning doctors tell this to Rest assured in the research at the Better Hearing Institute with thousands of people like you their patients every day? It happens to be “normal” for overweight people to have high blood we found that hearing healthcare professionals receive customer satisfaction ratings of 92%. pressure. That doesn’t mean they should not receive treatment for the problem. And 9 out of 10 people indicate that the quality of their life has improved with hearing aids. Your hearing loss cannot be helped. Overall satisfaction with 1 year old hearing aids is now 78% which is close to satisfaction ratings In the past many people with hearing loss in one ear, a high frequency hearing loss, or those for most consumer electronics. with nerve damage have all been told they cannot be helped. This might have been true many Call your local professional audiologist today to begin your new year with a healthy start. years ago, but with modern advances in technology nearly 95% of people with a sensorineural ~adapted with permission from the Better Hearing Institute (nerve) hearing loss can be helped with hearing aids. Only 35% of people with hearing loss are older than age 64. There are close to six million people in the U.S. between the ages of 18 and 44 with hearing loss, and more than one million are school age. Hearing loss affects all age groups.

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