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Texas court injunction blocks new OT exempt regulations nationwide Could affect businesses throughout the country

By Dee Longfellow FOR THE INDEPENDENT

On Nov. 22, a federal district court in Texas granted a preliminary injunction that temporarily blocks the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) from implementing and enforcing its recently revised regulations on the white-collar exemptions to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

Employers should note that this is only a temporary injunction, not a permanent one, the ACCE noted. The injunction simply prevents the regulations from going into effect on December 1. At a date in the future, a decision about the actual merits of the case will be made, so changes in the FLSA salary threshold for exemption may come back to the table. The U.S. District Court in Texas granted a preliminary injunction against the Department of Labor’s overtime pay rule, which was scheduled to go into effect on Dec. 1. The implementation of the rule is now delayed until further review. Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, along with Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt, has formed a 21-state coalition, according to news reports. Paxton’s office said the new overtime rule “more than doubled the salary threshold for a worker to be entitled to overtime, which would force many state and local governments, as well as private businesses,

to substantially increase their employment costs.” “The Obama administration proved true to form when it ordered the Department of Labor to revise its interpretation of the Fair Labor Standards Act Paxton said, after obtaining the injunction,” he said. “Namely, the administration assumes that through force of will alone, it could order a new economic reality into existence. The finalized overtime rule hurts the American worker. It limits workplace flexibility without a corresponding increase in pay and forces employers to cut their workers hours. All in all, it exchanges the advantages of negotiated benefits, personal to each worker, with a onesize-fits-all standard that only looks good in press statements. Not on my watch.” U.S. District Judge Amos Mazzant who granted the injunction said: “the Final Rule . . . is contrary to the statutory text and Congress’s intent” and “Congress, and not the Department, should make that change.” Other plaintiffs include Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Georgia, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Michigan, Mississippi, Nebraska, New Mexico, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Utah

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Veronique Robins names 88’s Best for November Veronique Robins has been named as Addison Trail’s November recipient of 88’s Best recognition for her highly improved performance. Robins, a senior, was recognized during the Nov. 14 District 88 Board of Education meeting. Throughout her four years at Addison Trail, Robins has demonstrated how drive and attitude can shape a person, and she has taken charge of her future. She has faced many challenges in her life, but has surpassed them and succeeded in building a positive future for herself. Robins decided to challenge herself academically her junior year and enrolled in Spanish III Honors, along with two of the most difficult Advanced Placement (AP)/collegelevel courses available at Addison Trail. Robins will be the first person in her family to attend college, and she uses that goal to motivate and push herself. Robins credits her godmother and guardian, Juliette Shular-Conrad, for helping her stay focused on school when times were tough.  “Robins is an exceptional young lady, who is very driven,” said Kevin Redding, Director of Guidance. “What most impresses me about Robins is she stands strong in the

face of adversity. She is a very resilient student, who has overcome some obstacles in her life and continues to work hard in school, despite those challenges. I have no question Robins will have success in her future endeavors.”  Amy Ferraro, English teacher and Department Chair, agreed. “Robins is a wonderful young lady,” Ferraro said. “She was in my AP Language class as a junior, and she was an excellent student – a constant contributor to discussions, consistent with her assignments, eager to ask for help and give extra effort. She did so well, I never would have known she was a student who had struggled at one point. I suppose that is the highest compliment I can give her, and it proves how worthy she is of this honor. If she had a rough patch early on, she certainly didn’t use it as a crutch, and she faced the challenges of junior year head on.” On top of the 20 hours a week she puts in at her job, Robins is busy outside of the classroom as well. She is involved in track and field, Interact Club, UNICEF Club and Black Student Union (BSU).  In her free time, Robins enjoys reading and writing – her passion is

writing (especially short stories and poetry), and she hopes to use that as part of her profession one day.  “Robins is a pleasure to have in class each and every day,” said Colleen Kane, math teacher. “I greatly appreciate her positive attitude and sense of humor, as do her classmates. She is hardworking and determined to do her best at all times. Her maturity and the sense of responsibility she feels to always do her best are truly admirable. I discovered her love of reading while she was in my geometry class. I offered to lend her some of my favorite books, as the library book on her desk each day changed so frequently. She gladly accepted my offer, and throughout the school year, she read nearly every book I own. I honestly couldn’t get them to her fast enough! Robins deserves this award, and her efforts to maintain good grades are seen daily. I will definitely miss her after she graduates.” Planning to double-major in business management and writing, Robins hopes to attend Illinois State University or Northern Illinois University. Her future goal is to write her own plays and open her own production company in Chicago or New York.

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Pictured here with Addison Trail Principal Michael Bolden is senior Veronique Robins, who has been named as Addison Trail’s November recipient of 88’s Best recognition.

Village of Addison, District 88 offer special salutes American Education Week, School Board member day recognized By Dee Longfellow FOR THE ADDISON INDEPENDENT

It truly “takes a Village” working together to build positive futures for the students of District 88 and perhaps no one knows that better than District 88 Superintendent Dr. Scott Helton. “It takes involved parents/guardians, engaged students and community members, knowledgeable Board of Education members and

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dedicated and passionate staff,” Helton said in the most recent newsletter from Dist. 88. “This week was a tremendous opportunity to recognize our Board of Education and staff members for all they do, as we celebrated American Education Week from Nov. 14 to 18 and School Board Members Day on Nov. 15.” The Village of Addison and Addison Trail High School honored these events by posting messages on the marquees. A special ceremony acknowledging American Education Week and School Board Members Day was held during the Nov. 14 District 88 Board of Education meeting. To watch the program, visit dupage88.net/site/page/6164.

(Continued from front page) and Wisconsin. ried workers, but just seven percent After the original lawsuit was today. filed last September, U.S. Secretary “The overtime rule is designed of Labor Thomas Perez said he felt to restore the intent of the Fair Laconfident in the legality of the rule, bor Standards Act, the crown jewel referring to the lawsuit as “a partisan of worker protections in the United and obstructionist tactic.” States,” Perez said in September. “I He further noted that over the look forward to vigorously defendyears, overtime protections have re- ing our efforts to give more hardceded. While in 1975, they applied working people a meaningful chance to 62 percent of U.S. full-time sala- to get by.”

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Pictured are the marquees at Village Hall and at Addison Trail High School saluting American Education Week from Nov. 14-18 and School Board Members Day on Nov. 15.

Village tree-lighting coming Friday Ring in the holiday season with the lighting of the Addison Village Christmas Tree on Friday, Dec. 2 from 5 – 9 p.m. at Village Hall. Enjoy caroling by local school children, sleigh rides, a Living Nativity, visits with Santa and more. The schedule is as follow: 5 - 7 p.m.: Visits with Santa - be sure to bring your camera! 5 - 9 p.m.: Sleigh Rides - stops at Addison Historical Museum and a Living Nativity Scene (with live camel!)

in front of St. Paul Lutheran Church. 7 p.m.: Tree Lighting Ceremony - featuring caroling by groups from Lake Park and Stone elementary schools, and Addison Trail High School Shades of Blue 8 p.m.: On with the Lights! 8 - 9 p.m.: Visits with Santa continue… Special thanks to Muggs ‘n Manor, Kiwanis Club, Clyde’s Delicious Donuts, Knights of Columbus and St. Paul Lutheran Church


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U of I seeks state funding while aggressively courting foreign students ILLINOIS NEWS NETWORK The University of Illinois (U of I) is asking state leaders for funding for operations as it continues to court international students, potentially neglecting local in-state students and taxpayers, a think tank said. Neal McCluskey, director of the Cato Institute’s Center for Educational Freedom, said U of I has been following a trend of public colleges and universities courting international students because of the revenue generated from them. Illinois has been ranked fifth in the nation for international student enrollment, which could mean a reduction in available spots for prospective in-state taxpaying students. “One of the downsides is that that leaves fewer seats for people in the state, all of whom pay taxes to support the school,” McCluskey said. “And so, it seems unfair to people in the state that they may be paying for

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Lower salt prices, mild weather could save taxpayers money this winter Illinois News Network A mild start to the winter and lower salt prices could make winter 2016 cheaper for taxpayers in Illinois. Salt prices are down. States, cities and counties are looking at about $50 per ton of salt this year as opposed to over $60 per ton last year. That plus mild weather could save taxpayers money. Brian Williamsen with the Illinois Department of Transportation

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innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law. Juveniles age 17-oryounger are not named. Addison Nov. 22 • Robin M. Edwards, 28, of Schaumburg, was arrested in the 600 block of Meadows Blvd. at around 8:44 p.m. and charged with criminal trespass to property. • Trevon J. Rowlette, 23, of Chicago, was arrested in the 100 block of S. Lombard Road at around 9:40 a.m. and charged with theft. Police said Rowlette, being an employee of UPS, took merchandise without permission or authority. Nov. 21 Jerod C. Feilen, 19, of Steger, was arrested at the Steger Police Department at around 2 p.m. Police said Feilen was transported from the Steger Police Department to the Addison Police Department to be processed on an original warrant out of the Addison Police Department for

attempted forgery. Nov. 20 • Roberta A. Smith, 25, of Lombard, was arrested at a local store at around 12:15 p.m. and charged with retail theft. • A 20-year-old Cicero man was arrested in the 200 block of E. Lake St. at around 6:35 p.m. and charged with domestic battery. Police said the suspect slapped, kicked and punched the victim on the face. Villa Park Nov. 19 Stephanie Vazquez, 25, of Elmhurst, was arrested near St. Charles and Villa at around 11:03 p.m. and charged with two counts of DUI, leaving the scene of an accident, failure to give aid or information, failure to report an accident to police, no insurance and making an improper turn. Nov. 18 • Lauren A. Gustafson, 26, of Villa Park, was arrested at a store at

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Contemplating marriage: Knowing the rules

I’ve been contemplating marriage. Not getting married. I took care of that task years ago. I’ve been contemplating marriage as in the concept of. My daughter recently tied the knot and I’ve been reminiscing about my own newlywed days – and some of the lessons learned since way back then. When I signed up for this deal called marriage, I had no idea what I was getting myself into. Neither did my husband. If someone had told us marriage might be challenging and difficult, we wouldn’t have believed them. How could loving another person be difficult?  (Ha!) Thank goodness for our naivety. And optimism. Now, all these years later, I think we’d both say marriage can be challenging (not to mention a bit of hard work). But it is good work, and challenges are opportunities for growth. And when done right, it gets easier and more fulfilling as the years pass. Most days. Since saying “I do,” my better half and I have learned a few tidbits (Dare I say rules?) about successfully navigating this thing called wedded bliss. If we were to give unsolicited advice to our daughter and other newlys (which of course we never would), here’s what we might say: 1. First, realize there are no rules, really. Think of these as starting points. 2. Over the years, you will break most if not all these rules (a.k.a. starting points). So will your spouse. Forgive him or her and just as importantly, forgive yourself. 3. It’s not about you. It’s about both of you. If you live out your marriage as though it’s about you, you’ll likely have a short marriage – or at the very least an unhappy one. 4. Eat meals together. At least once each day. They will serve as an anchor and provide an opportunity to share time and conversation with each other. It’s the seemingly small habits like this that fortify your relationship. In a marriage, small things can be big things. 5. Sleep in the same bed. Even if it seems more convenient not to. Even if the one of you snores or kicks the covers off (not that I’m implying anything). Love is hardly

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ever convenient. Waking together gives you a few moments to plan your day, and plot your strategies – if you have children. It also gives you the opportunity to experience morning breath and morning hair. It gives you the chance to say good morning before the chaos of the rest of your day proceeds. 6. Always kiss each other goodbye. It’s also nice to kiss hello and goodnight and happy Groundhog’s day, but goodbye is the one to make a priority. You never know if a goodbye will be your last, and you’d regret forever if you hadn’t paid enough attention to seal it with a kiss. 7. Realize you do not have to agree on everything. Chances are even after decades you won’t have come to terms about the thermostat. It’s the bane of many a great marriage and a war that can’t be won. There are countless similar battles involving laundry folding techniques, vacation destinations, parenting practices and driving habits (which could be a category in itself). 8. Falling in love is easy; staying there not always so. Work to keep things new. Don’t be distracted by the multitude of life experiences that could come between you and your spouse. This includes your job and your children. There are more (there always could be more) but eight is enough for one day. When we got married years ago, our pockets may have been empty, but our hearts were as full as our hair was big. Now we relive those emotions (but not the hairstyle) through our daughter and son-in-law and we are glad for times when life comes full circle. Jill Pertler is an award-winning syndicated columnist, published playwright, author and member of the National Society of Newspaper Columnists. Don’t miss a slice; follow the Slices of Life page on Facebook.

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District 4 staff builds teams on Institute Day Addison School District 4 staff members participated in Institute Day activities at Indian Trail Junior High on Monday, Nov. 21.  The day began with a team building activity where volunteers from each of ASD4’s nine schools had the opportunity to participate in ‘Minute to Win It’ activities. Pasta pickup, Oreo stacking, and CD dominoes competitions resulted in a threeway tie and after a cup-stacking playoff competition, Indian Trail’s team emerged as the victors. Keri Karpman, Director of Special Education, spoke on the morning’s topic of Abilities Awareness.

Her presentation was followed by breakout sessions and activities that were designed to help staff members better understand the needs and frustrations of students who may not be able to learn in traditional ways. Afternoon sessions included 20 different ‘Sharing and Learning’ topics, most of which were presented by ASD4 staff members.   “Mathematical Thinking and Understanding” and “Use of Technology in the Music Room” are examples of two of the topics that allowed teachers to share some expertise with their peers.

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Teachers at District 4’s recent Institute Day try their hand at stacking cups. In the playoff competition, Indian Trail’s team emerged as the victors in cup-stacking.

After hearing Director of Special Education Keri Karpman talk about Abilities Awareness, she suggested an activity designed to help teachers better understand the needs and frustrations of students who may not be able to learn in traditional ways. Here, staff members try a lesson in empathy using drinking straws.

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Friday, Dec. 2 Village tree-lighting event From 5 – 9 p.m. at Village Hall, enjoy caroling by local school children, sleigh rides, a Living Nativity, visits with Santa and more. Sleigh Rides stop at Addison Historical Museum and a Living Nativity Scene (with live camel!) in front of St. Paul Lutheran Church. At 7 p.m, the tree will be lit and caroling will be provided by groups from Lake Park and Stone elementary schools, as well as Addison Trail High School’s Shades of Blue. Free and open to the public. Sunday, Dec. 4 DuPage County History at VFW Beginning at 1 p.m., the Addison Historical Society will host Jonathan Sebastian, museum supervisor at Fischer Farm in Bensenville, who will offer a free presentation called DuPage County History from

Z to A. It will be held at the Addison VFW Post and will span the decades. Guests are invited to stay for a free annual Harvest Pot-Luck dinner immediately after the presentation. Stay an extra hour and learn District 4 staff take turns trying to pick up pieces of pasta with a dry spaghetti noodle held in their canasta from expert Tracy Ibeling. mouths. It was all part of District 4 Institute Day held Nov. 21. Free and open to the public. Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 10 and 11 Prince of Peace Lutheran hosts Walk thru Bethlehem From 2 to 5 p.m., Prince of Peace Lutheran Church presents A Walk through Bethlehem, a live journey from Isaiah’ s prophecy through the baby Jesus in the stable. The community is invited to join the experience. Children will be able to make a scroll and play ancient games. Prince of Peace is located at 1213 West Army Trail Blvd., east of Route 53 on Army Trail Boulevard.

Prince of Peace Lutheran offers Walk Through Bethlehem On Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 10 & 11, from 2 to 5 p.m., Prince of Peace Lutheran Church at 1213 West Army Trail Blvd presents A Walk through Bethlehem, a live journey from Isaiah’ s prophecy through the baby Jesus in the stable. The community is invited to join the experience. Along the way you will meet beggars, lepers, census takers, money changers, fisherman, Roman

soldiers, scribes, and shepherds. In the market place you will meet the blacksmith, the baker, and the potter. Children will be able to make a scroll and play ancient games. Use your ancient coins wisely, since you will need to pay the tax collector and innkeeper, too. Prince of Peace is located east of Route 53 on Army Trail Boulevard.


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Helping the neighbors

(Left) That’s Villa Park trustee Nick Cuzzone and daughter Alex volunteering at this year’s Dan Gibbons Turkey Trot in Elmhurst on Thanksgiving morning. Hunger knows no boundaries and the event raises money to help stock food pantries throughout DuPage County.

Spirito! Singers announce holiday concerts Elmhurst – On Saturday, Dec. 3 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 4 at 3 p.m., the Spirito! Singers will present a holiday concert entitled “Repeat the Sounding Joy.” It will be held at Elmhurst Christian Reformed Church, 149 W. Brush Hill Road in Elmhurst. Tickets are $25 each and can be purchased by calling 1-877-8WE-SING or visit spiritosingers.org. PAUL DELGUIDICE PHOTO The Independent

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In St. Charles

In St. Charles

This 2002 Joe Keim built home is priced to sell! A 2-story foyer welcomes you to a well laid out first floor with hardwood floors, open kitchen with granite island, Brakur cabinets, stainless steel appliances, 2-story family room with stone fireplace, $499,900 FIRST OFFERING!

This 2002 Joe Keim built home is priced to sell! A 2-story foyer welcomes you to a well laid out first floor with hardwood floors, open kitchen with granite island, Brakur cabinets, stainless steel appliances, 2-story family room with stone fireplace, separate formals, 1st floor office, walkin pantry, butler’s pantry w/ sink & wine fridge, laundry/mudroom, and eating area the flows out to elevated deck with gazebo. Upstairs you will find 4 generous sized bedrooms, all with bathroom access, walk-in closets & a large master suite & updated spa bath. A full, unfinished english basement awaits your finishing ideas with roughed in bathroom plumbing. $499,900

Clean as a Whistle Well-kept & maintained 4BR / 2.5 bath home in center of town. Pride of ownership shows w/ what these 2nd owners have done over the years to update, upgrade, and maintain this home. Newer roof, mechanicals, concrete driveway, Marvin insulated windows, upgraded 200 AMP service, SS kitchen appliances, & freshly painted exterior. HW floors throughout most of 1st and 2nd floors (under carpet). Full, finished basement w/ new epoxy flooring, workshop & 2nd kitchen w/ lots of storage. Large master suite w/ master bath & large walk-in closet. Extra deep 2.5 car garage on 225 ft deep lot. Walk to Emerson GS, Berens Park, & downtown Elmhurst/Metra. $445,000

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Well-kept & maintained 4BR / 2.5 bath home in center of town. Pride of ownership shows w/ what these 2nd owners have done over the years to update, upgrade, and maintain this home. Newer roof, mechanicals, concrete driveway, Marvin $445,000 FIRST OFFERING!

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10 year young construction on park-like 296’ deep lot and 1 block from Southland Park. This newer 2 story home boasts 6 bedrooms with a true in-law arrangement on the 1st floor. Beautiful hardwood floors throughout 1st floor, open layout

10 year young construction on park-like 296’ deep lot and 1 block from Southland Park. This newer 2 story home boasts 6 bedrooms with a true inlaw arrangement on the 1st floor. Beautiful hardwood floors throughout 1st floor, open layout with stainless steel a $610,000

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1/4 Acre - Walk to Lincoln! This original owner, 4200sf. impeccably clean home is nestled in the heart of Elmhurst, walk to the Prairie Path, Spring Road Business District & Lincoln School. Open floor plan, beautiful HWD flrs on most of 1st floor, vaulted formal LR & a HUGE Kitchen that blends into Family room w/ brick surround fireplace. Unbelievable Cedar Florida Room addition w/ floor2ceiling windows & spa-like Jacuzzi! Extensive backyard w/ hardscaped brick paver entertainment/dining areas situated on a rare 250 ft lot! Luxurious Master BR featuring En Suite Bathroom & sweeping views of your 1/4 acre. 3 more oversized BRs w/ their own full bathroom. BSMT w/almost 2K sf!! $739,900

1/4 Acre - Walk to Lincoln!

This original owner, 4200sf. impeccably clean home is nestled in the heart of Elmhurst, walk to the Prairie Path, Spring Road Business District & Lincoln School. Open floor plan, beautiful HWD flrs on most of 1st floor, vaulted formal LR & a HUGE $739,900

McGovern Masterpiece! THIS NANTUCKET STYLE HOME HAS EXQUISITE ARCHITECTURAL INTEGRITY THROUGHOUT SHOWCASING HIGH-END FINISHES, INTRICATE RICH MILLWORK, GLISTENING HARDWOOD FLOORS, PELLA WINDOWS, PROFESSIONAL GRADE CHEF’S GOURMET KITCHEN THAT OPENS TO HUGE FAMILY ROOM W/ COZY FIREPLACE, SLIDING DOORS TO YOUR PERGOLA COVERED BRICK PAVER PATIO & PRIVATE FULLY FENCED BACKYARD. ENJOY THE VERSATILE LIBRARY/FORMAL LIVING ROOM, ELEGANT FORMAL DINING ROOM PRIVATE 1st FLR EXECUTIVE OFFICE W/COFFERED CEILING, SPACIOUS MASTER SUITE W/11ft TRAY CEILING & EN SUITE LUXURY SPA BATH, A PERFECT RETREAT FROM A BUSY WORK DAY! 3 GENEROUSLY SIZED BEDROOMS W/ WALK IN CLOSETS & 2nd FLOOR LAUNDRY ROOM. MUD ROOM OFF ATTACHED 2 CAR GARAGE, LOWER LEVEL IS NEARLY 1,500 SQFT W/ ROUGHED IN PLUMBING READY TO BE DESIGNED/FINISHED. INCREDIBLE LOCALE W/ EASY WALK TO SPRING ROAD BUSINESS DISTRICT, LINCOLN & YORK HIGH SCHOOL & PRAIRIE PATH! $875,000

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Rest easy, the owners have taken great care of this home! From the concrete driveway w/ built-in drainage to newer tearoff roof on home & 2.5 car garage, you won’t have to worry about a thing. Newer washer/dryer, hot water heater, & $324,900 NEW PRICE!

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Meticulously maintained 4 bedroom MacDougall split level with finished sub-basement. Everything has been maintained and cared for and it shows. Newer siding, soffit/fascia/gutters, Pella windows, solid oak 6-panel doors & trim, kitchen remodel in 2006 - granite counters, stainless steel appliances, HWH in 2010, furnace and backup generator in 2008, hot tub with pergola in 2007, and driveway, paver walkway, back patio, shed and landscaping in 2000. Walk to Jackson Elementary, Bryan JRHS, and Eldridge Park. Pride of ownership throughout and ready to call home! $449,900

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Illinois stylists to be trained in domestic violence support By Dee Longfellow

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According to reports out of Springfield, Illinois has a new law requiring all hairstylists in the state to be trained in domestic violence support and response. The law, HB4264, will take effect Jan. 1, according to reports. Jamie Feramisco, a stylist in Quincy, Ill., said hairdressers sometimes learn about incidents of domestic vi-

olence through chatting with clients. She said she often hears accounts of incidents of abuse in the salon and she tries be supportive to the women who face such circumstances. The mandate was passed as an amendment to the Barber, Cosmetology, Hair Braiding and Nail Technology Act of 1985. The legislation aligns the Professional Beauty Association’s (PBA) Cut It Out program, which pushes

similar efforts. “The salon is a safe place to go,” said PBA Director of Charitable Programs Rachel Molepske. “People tell their stylists things they don’t even tell their family or friends. We have gotten testimonials from people that said this program saved them.” Feramisco said she plans to host a training session at the salon once the state has established a curriculum.

“The whole idea is to help hairdressers deal with disclosures,” said J.J. Magliocco, a prevention educator. “There is a right way and a wrong way to talk to someone. It

can make or break the way a person handles their assault. “We are teaching them that they can make a difference. They don’t have to keep their mouth shut.”

County urges testing during National Diabetes Month creasing physical activity can cut the risk of developing type 2 diabetes by more than half. Take the Prediabetes Risk Test online at doihaveprediabetes.org (or PodriaTenerPrediabetes.org for español), and share the test with your family, friends, employees and clients. Facts about Diabetes: •  8.5% of adults in DuPage County have diabetes (as of 2012) •  Diabetes is the 8th leading cause of death in DuPage County

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Addison Trail collects 124 units at recent blood drive On Nov. 10, 152 Addison Trail students, staff and community members participated in a blood drive at the school to donate blood for LifeSource. The event collected 124 units of blood. According to LifeSource, each unit of blood collected supports three lives, which means this event could help save 372 lives. Thanks in part to the blood drives

hosted at Addison Trail, the Addison community has been ranked as No. 13 on LifeSource’s Top Donors list for 2015-16. Blood donations are accepted at any of the LifeSource donation centers, and an appointment can be made by calling 877-543-3768 or registering online at www.lifesource. org. Use code G417 when donating.

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On Nov. 10, Addison Trail hosted a blood drive to benefit LifeSource. (above: Josh White from Transparent Container, (top right) Addison Trail junior Cristobal Torres Cano and Addison Trail senior Veronique Robins donate blood. (right) Addison Trail seniors (from left) Luis Miranda, Jaylene Mejia, Ivetta Adamczyk and Erik Medina enjoy a snack after donating blood.

Ongoing events • Addison Art Guild fall members show The Addison Art Guild will hold its Fall Members Show at the Addison Center for the Arts Gallery now through Dec. 9. AAG members will have original art on exhibit and for sale including paintings in oil, watercolor, pastels, oil pastels, mixed media, sculpture, and more. The ACA Gallery is located on the north side of Addison Trail High School, Door #4.  Info: 630-458-4500 or visit addisoncenterforthearts.com. • Homework help K through 12 available at the Library Every Tuesday and Thursday from 3-5 p.m., come get help with your homework from librarians, teachers, college students, and volunteers at the Addison Public Library, 4 Friendship Plaza. Free snacks provided. Info: Call 630-458-3334 or visit addisonlibrary.org • Get your high school diploma The Addison Public Library is now offering adults the opportunity to earn an accredited high school diploma and career certificate online through a new program, Career Online High School (COHS). The library is providing a limited number of free scholarships to qualified adult learners who are looking to advance their careers, prepare for workforce entry, or continue their education. You must live in Addison and

be 21 or older. Call 630-458-3334 or visit addisonlibrary.org   • Widows or Widowers (W.O.W.) meet each month Widows or Widowers (W.O.W.) of the Western Suburbs will meet on the third Thursday of each month at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 537 S. York Road, Elmhurst, starting at 6:30 p.m. Admission: $5. Info: (630) 620-4060 or wow.cfsites.org. • Active Adults Senior Club Adults, ages 55 or better, are invited to Park District’s Active Adults Senior Club on Tuesdays from noon2 p.m. at Community Rec Center, 120 E. Oak Street. For more information, contact Teresa Grodsky at (630) 233-7275, option #2. • TOPS meetings held on Friday mornings Remember TOPS? Take Off Pounds Sensibly is still here helping and supporting people to lose weight.  Meetings are held on Friday mornings at Grace Lutheran Church, 950 S. York Road, Bensenville. Weigh in 9:30 a.m., and meet from 10-11 a.m. Info: email Millie at johnreiter@sbcglobal.net Clubs and organizations are welcome to send entries for this column to: QuestPublishing@aol.com. Please include a phone number or e-mail address to contact for information.

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Finishing with a flourish

By Mike Miazga CORRESPONDENT

Practice does make perfect. Just ask Addison Trail-Willowbrook sophomore girls swimmer Elissa Haake. Through a lot of hard work, Haake walked out of the recent IHSA girls swimming state finals with a pair of Top 10 state finishes in the 100 and 200. Haake took ninth in the 200 (1:52.90) and was 10th in the 100 (52.44). She became the first swimmer in program history to earn a pair of Top 10 finishes at the state meet.

That hard work during practice came up aces for Haake in the 100 this season. “I worked a lot on my turns and my under-waters,” she said. “Those were some of my weaknesses and I focused on them with coach (Tara) Murphy and it really helped me become a lot faster in the 100. I’m swimming at a different pace. I had a different approach and added technique.” Heading into the season, Haake’s previous fast time was a 53.1 in the event. She lowered that to a 52.0 this season.

Fenton boys basketball team begins new era under coach Taft Bison return two starters from last year’s team By Mike Miazga CORRESPONDENT

New Fenton boys basketball coach Chaz Taft inherited a team that was far from bereft with experience. The Bison return nine seniors from last year’s team that went 7-19 overall. In that group are returning starters Bryan Larsen (6-1, F-G, Sr.) and Javier Sanchez (5-9 G, Sr.). Taft, the former head coach at South Elgin High School, also is expecting key contributions from the likes of Tyler Santagata (6-2, F, Sr.), Bryan Andrade (6-1, PG, Sr.), Ethan Guerra (6-0, G-F, Sr.), Nick Schaub (6-3, F, Sr.), Andrew Hill (6-1, G, Jr.) and Dimitri Milano (5-10, G, Jr.). “I like how close this group is,” said Taft. “It’s a tight-knit group of guys. They like playing with each other on and off the court. That goes a long way when you are trying to build a team and a program.” Taft, a Fenton alum, said the squad, which kicked off the season at the Johnsburg tournament last week in northern McHenry County, will utilize a motion offense. “The kids have picked it up great,” the coach noted. “I like what we are doing offensively.” A man-to-man scheme will be part of the defensive plan. “This group is great with how hard they play,” said Taft. “They are

scrappy and love diving for loose balls. It’s a fun group to coach.” Taft added his long-term goal of building the program at Fenton includes much smaller short-term goals. “We’re taking it a day at a time,” he said. “It’s a process with them. We’re concentrating on getting each of them improved on a daily basis.” Taft said the transition to a new coach has gone without any hiccups. “So far so good,” he said. “The transition has gone real well. We had our Bison scrimmage that included the cheerleaders and a faculty game and that was excellent. We can’t stop there. We’re going to keep going and keep adding in new things and keep building this program.” Having veterans such as Larsen and Sanchez back in the fold has been a major help for Taft. He noted Larsen, Sanchez, Guerra and Hill are captains this season. “Bryan is great,” the coach said. “He’s a three-year varsity player who has great composure on the court. He doesn’t get rattled. When stuff doesn’t go our way he’s there for the guys. He’s a good leader. He drags you with him.” Fenton will again compete in the Metro Suburban Conference Blue Division with the likes of Riverside-Brookfield and Glenbard South. “The kids have worked hard to this point,” he said earlier last week. “We’re excited to get the season going and get some games under our belt.”

Addison Trail-Willowbrook sophomore swimmer Elissa Haake logs pair of Top 10 finishes at state meet Haake ended up being a quick study in the 200. She previously had focused on the 50 in addition to the 100. “I learned a lot about the 200,” she said. “I changed to the 200. During the club season my club coaches realized I was way better at it. It’s a different race where you hold your pace instead of an all-out sprint. In the 50 there is less room to fix something. In the 50 if you mess something up such as a start or turn you are done. Everything matters. The 200 builds up to a sprint. You start out strong and then you finish as fast as you can. I made quite an improvement in the 200. I swam the 200 at conference last year and was hoping

to break two minutes. I wasn’t even close to the IHSA cut. I did it in club and got a lot better.” Haake got her 200 time down to 1:52 this season. “I dropped about eight seconds over the course of a year,” she said. “That’s kind of crazy. Last year I couldn’t make the state cut and this year I got ninth in the state. That’s crazy to think about.” Haake has no complaints about how her sophomore season unfolded. “I am very happy and proud that I got as far as I did this season,” she said. “Making the Top 12 was a goal for myself and I accomplished the goal. It’s an amazing feeling. It’s crazy to have a dream and have it fi-

nally come true.” Haake swims in the off-season for the West swimming club out of Hinsdale, the same club that produced AT-Willowbrook state-champion Kelly McNamara (butterfly). McNamara also earned two state medals in the same season, but was part of a relay team that took 12th. No AT-Willowbrook swimmer has ever earned a pair of Top 10 state finishes in the same year. “I’m absolutely going to keep working during the offseason and keep trying for personal bests and get faster,” she said. “I’m going to make some more goals next year and hopefully I can have even better results.”

Addison Trail girls basketball team finishes second at tournament Blazers bolstered by contributions of many By Mike Miazga CORRESPONDENT

After a slow start, the Addison Trail girls basketball team found its footing at the recent Addison TrailFenton tournament. The Blazers opened the tournament with a 42-30 loss to tournament-champion Lane Tech. Addison Trail then defeated fellow West Suburban Conference Gold Division entrant Leyden 49-47, followed by wins over Elgin (49-33) and Fenton (55-27). Addison Trail and Lane Tech both finished 3-1, but Lane Tech won the tournament on a tiebreaker. “We played pretty well,” said Addison Trail coach Rob Schader, who noted the team played without returner Diamond Pikulyk for the first two games due to injury. “I was a little disappointed with the defensive effort at times. It hurt us in the first game (loss to Lane Tech). In the second game it was a little off, but

we cleaned some things up. We still have a ways to go with that but we are getting better.” Schader saw numerous highlights on the offensive end. “Our transition offense is really good,” he said. “We did a nice job rebounding at times and pushing the tempo. Our pressure was pretty good and we hit shots when we needed to. We hit some free throws down the stretch against Leyden.” Vincenza Zaccaro’s 3-pointer late in the Leyden game proved to be the game-winner. “We were down by two and she hit the three and we got up by one with 15 seconds left,” said Schader. “We called a timeout and got set up on defense and got them to turn the ball over with four seconds left. Nicci (Scorza) hit a free throw and we won.” Schader was impressed with Pikulyk’s two games she played. “She came into the season looking good. She had run cross-country and has honed her game on offense and defense,” he said. “She really played well.”

Alyssa Pham, Marie Baumgartner, Diana Graciano and Sandy Herrera also had strong tournaments. “Alyssa does everything else on the court,” said Schader. “She makes us go. She takes care of the ball and distributes it well. Marie does a lot of the little things on defense and offensively. Diana stepped up big for us. She wasn’t going to play this year but came in four days into the season and has played very well. Sandy is such a smart kid and knows the game so well.” Schader also cited strong play from Jasmin Mehmeti. “Last year she had some trouble staying on the floor because of foul trouble,” he said. “She did a good job in the four games. She helps out a ton on defense and averaged 8-10 points a game.” Schader noted players such as Zaccaro and Berenice Berumen also will help the team this season. “We’re preaching it’s one game at a time,” he said. “Our conference always is tough. We’re looking forward to the season. It should be fun.”

Willowbrook girls basketball team defeats Shepard Warriors’ girls bowling team competes in first invitational By Mike Miazga CORRESPONDENT

The Willowbrook girls basketball team competed in the recent Marist invitational. The Warriors recorded a 53-30 win over Shepard. Willowbrook led 11-9 after the first quarter and 28-12 at halftime.

Kelssie Kraabel led Willowbrook with 21 points on 9-for-17 shooting. She hit three 3-pointers and also had three assists. CeCe Lizasuain scored 13 points on 6-for-10 shooting. Hannah Konrath added 10 points (2 three-pointers) and also had four rebounds. Maureen Schmidt had nine rebounds. Grace Chantos had four assists and four rebounds. Willowbrook out-rebounded Shepard 42-35. The Warriors also dropped a 64-

30 game to Marist and a 67-32 game to Plainfield East. In a 57-43 loss to Crete-Monee at Marist, Wilowbrook trailed 19-12 after the first quarter and 34-20 at halftime. Kraabel led the Warriors with 14 points. Konrath added eight points and Shannon Knudtson had six points. Kraabel also had five rebounds and Chantos had three as-

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GROSS PAYMENT FOR CERTIFICATED PERSONNEL Salary Range: Less Than $25,000: Ansari, Eraj; Arianas, Effie; Ayers, Robyn; Babel, Bridget; Baker, Carl; Bender, Michaelene; Berns-Zare, Ilene; Boisse, Rebecca; Bown, Deirdra; Braundmeier, Rebecca; Bullis, Richard; Chaussey, Lorie; Davila, Ashley; DeGrado, Jourdan; DeLaRosa, Kathryn; Dillard, Roderick; Donik, Alina; Dunlap, Jennifer; Eltman, Vincenza; Fabela, Maria; Fey, Grace; Figueroa, Jonpaul; Fuerst, Eric; Galarza, Sarah; Garcia-Suits, Manola; Garcia, Mildred; George, Bethany; Gerage, Julie; Glomp, Kimberly; Godawski, Zuzanna; Godinez, Jesus; Goduto-Hogan, Julie; Grimes, Cora; Guzman, Jessica; Guzzi, Steven; Hanrahan, Adele; Heck, Ashley; Heller, Rachel; Hetland, Elizabeth; Higgins, Katie; Hitchcock, Rebecca; Huerta, Zoila; Ignaciuk, Paula; Imes, Christopher; Jakymiw, Christine; Jensen, Elizabeth; Johnson, Erin; Jungel, Paul; Kahn, Diana; Lima, Jennifer; Lipke, Elizabeth; Liss, Ashley; Lorenzo, Rosaura; Lostracco, Natalie; Lucaccioni, Victoria; Matura, Joseph; Michalesko, Francis; Mierzwa, Malgorzata; Miko, Marisa; Mixon, Annemarie; Moffat, Amy; Noci, Lisa; Ostrega, Rebecca; Phamornsuwana, Emily; Pozdol, Judy; Price, Patricia; Rasmussen, Jennifer; Rezulak, Amy; Rios, Peggy; Rossi, Catherine; Santucci, Alyssa; Schuck, Taylor; Siegel, Philip; Smail, Laura; Smith, Brooke; St Marie, Eve; Steber, Margaret; Sutryk, Nicholas; Szczesny, Annette; Tilden, Karen; Torres-Acosta, Irma; Vale, Annette; Vaughan, Rachael; Vazzano, Rosario; Voelz, Nicole; Volpe, Mariel; Wagrez, Anah; Walsh, Amy; Ward, Amberly; Weber-Brown, Kathleen; Wendling, Natalie; Wiese, Monika; Williams, Ilinca; Williams, Noelle; Wolaver, Erin; Wright, Samantha; Yeager, Joseph; Zimmerman, Jaimie. Salary Range: $25,000 - $39,999: Balducci, Mary; Brauer, Brian; Bucio, Tessia; Caldwell, Kimberly; Correa, Alma; Fetscher, Catherine; Glore, Heather; Grogan, Lillian; Holcomb, Rachel; Krawiec, Samantha; Lundgren, Sarah; Marchut, Dawn; Martin, Nicole; Martinez, Aurora; Monley, Erin; Negrete Gomez, Laura; Nelson, Kaitlynn; O Rourke, Maureen; Pazdan, Tom; Pervaiz, Denise; Peterson, Katie; Peterson, Megan; Pulido, Maria; Rago, Frank; Romanek, Patricia; Santos, Molly; Taff, Emily; Tortorello, Rachael; Vazquez, Carla; Velazquez, Lily; Wilson, Sarah; Wittenberg, Haley; Zepeda, Yuridia. Salary Range: $40,000 - $59,999: Allison, Emily; Alvarez, Karla; Amy, Kara; Anderson, Mary; Andrikokus, George; Anton, Laura; Baker, Margaret; Breault, Brendan; Cazares, Jaime; Corona, Natalie; Crane, Julie; DeAngelo, Jennifer; Demma, Meredith; DeMuth, Aubrey; Donohue-Canfield, Nancy; Ericksen, Victoria; Fausto, Lizzeth; Felker, Susan; Fullerton, Charlotte; Garrison, Caitlin; Gaudio, Vincent; Goldman, Cherish; Grunwald, Erin; Guevara, Christina; Guzman, Dora; Hadzialijagic, Sarah; Hamby, Kristin; Hamel, Claire; Hanley, Joseph; Hare, Caitlin; Hatfield, Brooke; Hernandez, Elizabeth; Heuel, Jennifer; Hobbs, Heather; Hodges, Robert; Hollmann, Christine; Iwema, Dianne; Janik, Deborah; Johnson,

Katelyn; Johnston, Christina; Jones, Dina; Kappel, Dara; Klein, Elyssa; Kozij, Michelle; Kruse, Connie; Kulze, Lisa; Lafser, Erin; Laga, Caitlin; Larsen, Mary; Larson, Samantha; Lehr, Amanda; Leiber, Brittany; Lieb, Tamara; Long, Adam; Martell, Loren; Mazzone, Victoria; McAllister, Katelynn; McKenna, Erica; McKenney, Rachael; Moritz, Beth; Muralles, Ivonne; Neubauer, Jessica; Nickisch, Reinhard; Olsen, Kerry; Opielowski, Erin; Osornio, Gladys; Paullin, Cathleen; Pedersen, Lisa; Porten, Amanda; Pyne, Kayley; Rebecca, Concetta; Renelli, Dulce; Reyes, Erica; Rhoades, Lori; Rieger, Lauren; Rodriguez Jr, Agustin; Rudy, Anne; Sigle, Kristina; Silva, Tara; Skibbie, Erica; Spartz, Angela; Stewart, Amy; Stoeke, Alyssa; Sullivan, Edward; Szwaya, Jennifer; Taylor, Kerri; Thornburg, Dianne; Tortorello, Jennifer; Valle, Rikki; Vranas, Argiro; Ward, Joseph; Weller, Jeanette; Williams, Kirk; Wojcieszek, Laura; Wyka, Janice; Yetter, Mary; Zulauf, Benjamin; Zulkowski, Jaimie. Salary Range: 60,000 - $89,999: Adams, Angela; Allen, Heidi; Arcivar, Christina; Baker, Craig; Barca, Nancy; Benjamin, Barbara; Brown, Sandra; Calderin, Carol; Campos, Armando; Casolari, Nichole; Cooper, Lisa; Delaney, Richard; DeMauro, Thomas; Di Fresco, Valerie; Doell, Kristin; Dresen, Melissa; Drum, Ryan; Ellett, David; Gallas, Michelle; Gauthier, Leah; Georgopoulos, Nicholas; Geraci, Kari; Glenn, Christine; Guajardo, Sheri; Harrison, Kelly; Kawa, Tara; Kendall, Kelly; Kenny, Julia; Kersten, Jeffrey; Kindelin, Kathy; Lewandowski, Kristen; Mason, Ildiko; Mellen, Christina; Morris, Maria; Mullen, Kristi; Murphy, Roberta; Nemesnyik, Catherine; Nevins, Jennifer; Newman, Crystal; O Connell, Laura; Olsen, Nicole; Orlyk, Douglas; Palermo, Luilia; Peterson, Mary; Popescu, Cora; Posmer, Lauren; Rudenga, Alice; Ryan, Margaret; Salecker, Greg; Schwabe, Therese; Sullivan, Katherine; Taylor, Sarah; Thielenhouse, Mina; Topp, Debra; Valdes, Alfredo; Vlangos, Patty; Winters, William; Yanun, Alejandro; Zabel, Juliet; Zeitler, William. Salary Range: $90,000 and over: Arvis, JoAnn; Baglarz, Marianne; Berardi, Deanna; Carson, Catherine; Dugan, Kathleen; Finch, Perry; Fritsch, Janet; Greene, Juliann; Humboldt, Sarah; LePoire, Eileen; Lewang-Stockmann, Elfrieda; Robinson, Nicole; Smith, Jason; Stelter, James. GROSS PAYMENT FOR NON-CERTIFICATED PERSONNEL Salary Range: Less Than $25,000: Acuna, Silvia; Andrews, Karen; Ansari, Eraj; Aranki, Andrea; Arellano, Mayela; Arianas, Effie; Arreguin, Jesus; Ayyad, Hanan; Babich, Janice; Baird, Roberta; Balducci, Mary; Barder, Anamaria; Barry, Rachel; Berry, Janyce; Bettilyon, Nory; Boggess, Meghan; Bosch-Wachtel, Maria; Bullis, Richard; Burmeister, Susan; Burmeister, Susan; Camargo, Maria; Carbajal-Irra, Leydi; Carlson, Jennifer; Carothers, Jewl; Castro, Maria; Chalifoux, Marianne; Chandler, Carolyn; Charo, Jennifer; Chavez, Emilia; Colantonio, Tina; Contreras, Licette; Davila, Ashley; DeGuia, Fe; DeLaurentis, Roberta; Delgadillo, Maria; Dhuse, Patricia; Dhuse, Patricia; Diaz,

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Consuelo; Diaz, Sylvia; Didier, Renee; Dillard, Roderick; Duma, Diane; Escalante, Gloria; Exconde, Aleli; Felix, Daysi; Fey, Grace; Folisi, Jo; Garcia, Moncerrat; Garcia, Stephanie; Garza, Rosa; Gatto, Dana; Gifford, Terry; Gifford, Terry; Gil, Maria; Gills, Ann; Giuliani, Mary; Glomp, Kimberly; Goduto-Hogan, Julie; Grijalba, Kathia; Hernandez, Federico; Hitchcock, Rebecca; Huerta, Sandra; Hurtado, Erica; Ignaciuk, Paula; Jackson, LaVerna; Jackson, LaVerna; Jaffe, Michael; Jarecki, Sandra; Jefferson, Elnora; Jett, Jeffrey; Jones, Kimberly; Jordan, Linda; Keehn, Nina; Kochan, Jennifer; Kouame, Nguessan; Kozy, Annette; Krawcewicz, Wioletta; Kryca, Elizabeth; Krzysik, Evelia; Linde, Sarah; Lorenzo, Rosaura; Lostracco, Natalie; Lozada, Katherine; Malpica, Dayana; Marchut, Dawn; Marin Garcia, Adriana; Medina, Maria D.; Medina, Maria G.; Mekhiel, Jacquelin; Mendoza, Annamarie; Menotti, Carol; Mierzwa, Malgorzata; Millard, Maria; Miller, Gary; Morgan, James; Mueller, Silvana; Mussachio, Claudia; Padilla, Ana; Parry, Jennifer; Patel, Aekta; Patterson, Trinette; Patti, Terry; Pazdan, Tom; Perez-Pena, Luz; Perry, Theresa; Phamornsuwana, Emily; Pokoj, Kelly; Price, Patricia; Quijano, Marian; Rabe, Joan; Rasmussen, Jennifer; Rezulak, Amy; Ritchason, Lynda; Rosales, Kimberly; Salazar, Ann; Sanchez, Clarissa; Santillan, Manuel; Schreck, Mary; Selimovski, Zeniha; Smith, Carolyn; Steber, Margaret; Stevens, Roshonda; Sutryk, Nicholas; Swanson, Debra; Szaroma, Dorota; Thiede, Carla; Tredota, Anna; Tronnes-Hernandez, Esther; Utterback, Margaret; Vale, Annette; Vaughan, Rachael; Vazzano, Rosario; Velazquez, Maria; Venegas, Daniela; Villegas, Eva; Vizcarra, Baudelio; Walsh, Jean; Wawczak, Nicole; Weber-Brown, Kathleen; Werner, Bonnie; Wilke-Fetcho, Angela; Williams, Ilinca; Wischnia, Barbara; Yeager, Joseph; Zambrano, Marcelo; Zdzienicki, Tracie; Zeman, Linda; Zimmerman, Jaimie. Salary Range: $25,000 - $39,999: Arreguin, Claudia; Ayala, Alexander; Ayala, Myriam; Barelli-Firinauskas, Urbana; Barrios, Delma; Bassi, Cathleen; Beeskow, Donna; Bomicino, Nancy; Butz, Laura; Caballero, Lori; Cruz, Blanca; Eltman, Vincenza; Fritz, Paula; Garcia, Rosario; Gatto, Lynda; Guido, Judy; Kasper, Amy; Katsivalis, Patricia; Koehn, Patricia; Kutter, Janet; Lelito, Carol; Lopez, Natalie; Lopez, Roberto; Magee, Monica; Maretta, Theresa; Mehta, Madhu; Mrugacz, Valerie; Oliveros, Sandra; Olivo, Marisol; Polales, Tammy; Rivera, Felix; Rodriguez, Maria; Sanchez, Soledad; Schneider, Randy; Schwarz, Larissa; Simoncelli, Lisa; Soto, Magaly; Taylor, Margaret; Thompson, Rachel; Thompson, Rebecca; Vitale, Mary; Wallace, Melissa; Wiese, Monika. Salary Range: $40,000 - $59,999: Alvarado, Mary; Carpenter, Eva; Escutia, Claudia; Garcia, Nelly; Geils, Deborah; Kramer, Colleen; Manago, Manuel; Medley, Jennifer; Schuttler, Brandy; Siegmund, Robert; West, Joseph. Salary Range: $60,000 and over: Chiu, Andy; Cooper, Claire; Garcia, Helen; Hoeflinger, Tammy; Janota, Anne; Lippoldt, Keith; Novack, Paul; Poli, Christy; Rodriguez, Sergio; Snyder, Cindy; Sz-

wankowski, Linda. Payments over $2,500, excluding wages and salaries. Person, Firm, Aggregate or Corporation Amount 3G Store 20,454.09 AAA Glass Tint Inc 21,879.86 ABDO 2,694.70 Alexian Bros Behavioral Health 4,960.00 Alexian Brothers Corporate Health Services 5,003.00 AllPrint Inc. 40,511.86 Amazon 28,819.75 Andersons Bookfair Company 8,514.68 Apple Computer Inc 34,238.36 Appliance Service Center 7,075.52 A-Special Electric Service & Supply Co Inc 84,903.95 AssetGenie Inc 10,873.00 AT&T 6,170.43 Attanasio & Associates Inc 3,484.80 Automated Logic Corporation 5,995.00 Baglarz, Marianne 3,492.84 Baker & Taylor Books 14,724.20 Bank of America MasterCard 122,955.39 Bank of New York Mellon 4,391.50 Barbizon Lighting Co 2,803.73 Bartlett Sports 5,395.00 Benchmark Education Company 15,735.50 Bensenville Arts Council 3,000.00 Bensenville Community Public Library 5,455.77 Bensenville Rotary Club 8,272.39 Berger Excavating Contractors Inc 181,500.00 BioMetric Impressions 4,205.00 Black Box Network Services 3,504.00 Blackhawk Middle School PTO 5,909.34 Blick Art Materials 7,661.10 Boiler Source 4,257.41 BP 9,834.34 Brainpop 2,700.00 Brian Feltes & Assoc Inc 8,262.00 Buck Institute for Education 18,700.00 Building Outfitters Inc 3,250.00 BWP & Associates Ltd 12,124.82 C D W Government Inc 2,679.21 Call One 45,594.48 Camelot Therapeutic Schools LLC 38,137.03 Canna and Canna Ltd. 46,554.50 Capstone Classroom 3,249.84 Capstone Digital 23,737.50 Chicago Office Technology Group 88,021.25 Childs Voice School 48,479.54 CivicPlus 7,123.73 Claire Woods Academy 9,757.44 Classroom Direct 5,086.90 Cogent Communications 49,200.00 Collective Liablity Insurance Cooperative 200,467.00 Colors Inc 16,475.00 ComEd 124,071.61 Communications Supply Corp 4,597.09 Conner Associates LLC, Bill 8,100.00 Constellation Energy Services Inc. 178,447.02 Corwin Press 7,474.95 Cousins Concert Attire 4,278.00 Crystal Brook Direct 5,510.10 Custom Sportswear Inc 3,303.15 Dell Financial Services 4,932.00 Dell Marketing L.P. 232,062.54 DiCianni Graphics 3,555.56

DIDAX Inc 10,157.12 Discovery Education 7,470.00 DSR Construction Co 746,362.56 Dugan, Dr. Kay 8,635.28 DuPage County Health Department 11,173.00 DuPage County Regional Office Of Education 3,865.00 DuPage Library System 13,748.40 Durante, John 8,090.00 EdLeader21 4,250.00 Education Data Solutions Inc 32,575.00 Educational Products Inc. 109,539.51 Emprint/Moran 59,415.83 Engineered Security and Sound Inc. 12,066.50 Engrade LLC 22,150.95 Environment Mechanical Services Inc 44,106.55 Fenton High School District 100 25,761.84 Filter Services Inc 14,674.69 Finch, Perry 2,949.51 Flaghouse 6,169.43 Forecast5 Analytics 8,496.00 Frontline Technologies 7,295.00 Gauthier, Leah 4,626.62 GCA Services Group 1,167,941.32 Geen Industries Inc 2,582.72 Giant Steps 127,420.18 Gopher Sport 8,587.90 Great Lakes Landscaping Inc 14,316.00 Great Minds 18,770.72 Groot Industries Inc 32,169.36 Gutierrez Yardworks Inc 2,650.00 Harrison, Kelly 5,703.33 Heinemann Publishing 6,672.60 High Efficency Professional Abatement 33,650.00 Home Depot Credit Services 10,251.12 Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 8,814.62 House Of Glass 5,211.74 Houseman Speech and Language LLC 24,943.75 Hubert 3,847.22 Humanex Ventures 4,930.00 Humboldt, Sarah 2,894.84 Hunt the Mover 4,720.50 Illinois Association of School Boards 17,481.00 Illinois Dept of Employment Security 20,423.26 Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund 484,898.83 Illinois State Board of Education 11,807.00 Imagetec L. P. Corporate 27,469.02 Inlander Brothers Inc 46,514.72 Iwema, Dianne 3,347.70 Joes Blacktop 40,560.00 Johnson Controls, Inc. 6,604.90 Johnson PTA 6,812.86 Johnston, Christina 4,151.15 Johnstone Supply 6,285.76 Jolly Learning Ltd 3,293.92 Junior Library Guild 10,155.00 Kaplan School Supply Corp. 4,866.68 Kawa, Tara 3,759.20 Kendall Hunt Publ. Co. 6,217.00 Lakeshore Learning Materials 25,111.05 Lauk, Andrew 3,380.00 Learning A - Z 41,455.51 Lectorum Publications, Inc. 9,687.12 Legislative Education Network of DuPage 4,493.41 Lego Education 7,111.62 Lens Ace Hardware 20,128.40 Liazon 3,348,855.68 Library Store, Inc. 2,684.65 Lightower Fiber Networks II LLC 33,022.58 Lindner Technology Group Inc 9,862.50 lisaeckert design 7,200.00 Little Kids Rock 3,750.00 M & M Lock & Safe Ltd. 10,074.43 M.D.L. Tree Service 2,700.00 Mediatechnologies 154,785.54 Merenbloom, Elliot Y. 3,563.16 Metropolitan Preparatory Schools 13,572.98 Midland Paper 45,593.00 Midwest Educational Furnishings Inc 106,322.98 Midwest Transit Equipment 385,308.20 Mitchell, L W 20,999.57 Monoprice.com 8,794.44 Monroe Randolph ROE #45 2,506.00 Mulcahy Pauritsch Salvador & Co LTD 18,400.00 Mullen, Kristi 5,094.19 NASCO 5,622.42

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Continued from previous page National Center for Education Research & Technology 6,450.00 National Geographic Explorer 4,078.25 National Investigations Inc 11,527.50 National Lift Truck 4,615.00 National Louis University 43,718.25 National School Boards Association 2,675.00 National School Products 3,535.18 Natl. Conf. on Public Employee Retirement Systems 2,544.00 NCS Pearson Inc. 5,998.89 Netrix LLC 30,932.19 NexGen Building Supply 5,076.83 Nextel Communications 15,556.30 Nicor Gas 56,232.06 North DuPage Special Education Cooperative 923,958.66 Novack, Paul 3,891.47 NuToys Leisure Products, Inc. 34,436.00 Oak Brook Mechanical Servies Inc. 14,821.19 Office Depot 134,020.91 Optima Plumbing Supply LLC 19,274.84

GROSS PAYMENT FOR CERTIFICATED PERSONNEL Salary Range: Less Than $25,000: BARNES, PAMELA J; BELLANTUONO, NICOLA; BENDER, KELLY M; BLUMENFELD, RONALD; BOLAN, AMANDA K; BUTZ JR., CHRISTOPHER PAUL; CARMAN, CAROL A; CHAVEZ, ISABEL; COHEN, SHARON G; COOPER, THOMAS H; COTROMANES, JOHN; DUKICH, CAROLINE J; FAZIO, KELLIE; GALECKI, CYNTHIA A; GARCIA, ARIEL; GILLESPIE, MICHAEL; KEATHLEY, ELIZABETH A; KONOPKA, PAWEL; KUKLA, KAREN L; LECHNER, KIMBERLY M; LINDE, ERIN A; MARTIN, KEVIN C; MASTAKA, JONIDA; NEIBERG, FORREST; ORLYK, DOUGLAS; PARAT, PAULA J; PETERSEN, ADAM D; PLACZEK, LAURA; POWELL, MATTHEW J; SCHANDELMEIER BARTELS, CATHLEEN; SCHIAVO, MATTHEW T; SCHWABE, DAVID; SOUTHWELL, DAVID M; ST MARIE, EVE; SULLIVAN, ERIN K; WELLS, CHLOE A; YOUSEF, SAHED. Salary Range: $25,000 - $39,999: DACCARDO, ANTHONY J; FONTILLAS, JACQUELINE; KOPP, CAMERON; MELLO, DAVID G; PETERSEN, HEATHER N; RUSSELL, MITCHELL A; VALLONE, ANTHONY; VONDERHEIDE, MATTHEW. Salary Range: $40,000 - $59,999: COLLINS, JESSICA R; FRITSCH, PATRICK; NELSON, ANGELINE M; WITKUS, PAUL A. Salary Range: 60,000 - $89,999: BAKER, MICHAEL A; BEHNKE, KYRA A; BERRY, MICHAEL L; BRAY, JULIA I; CAIN, DONALD R; CANO, FREDDY; CIUPULIGA, CRISTINA A; CUSHING, GIBEL B; DRELICHARZ, MARK J; EDWARDS MS, MEGAN E; ESHLEMAN, MELISSA K; GEORGAKIS, RACHEL B; HEALY, MALLORY; JANOTA MR., JAMES J; KLEIDORFER, KELLY M; LAMEY, KELLY A; LEINWEBER, LAURA J; LEMM, LAUREN E; MILLMAN, ABRA S; MURPHY, SCOTT J; PAHL, SARA M; WEEGAR, ALLISON M; WENDLING, NATALIE J; WISNEWSKI, JILL A; WYSOPAL, ANDREA L. Salary

Oriental Trading 3,706.42 Orkin Pest Control 4,322.97 Pace Systems Inc 12,256.93 Panorama Education 4,000.00 PaveStone Brick Paving Inc. 6,650.00 Pelucos Garage 3,482.43 Peters & Associates 44,432.75 Pitney Bowes, Inc. 18,009.10 Premier Agenda Inc. 9,377.25 Provantage Corp 11,158.91 Quinlan & Fabish Music 16,713.86 Ramrod Distributors 12,141.38 Read Naturally 3,218.60 Really Good Stuff 13,942.02 Rebecca, Concetta 3,490.71 Regional Truck Equipment Company 7,093.67 Reliance Communications Inc 5,610.00 Renaissance Dallas Hotel 5,181.28 Robert Crown Health Center 4,480.00 Robinson Engineering 16,080.75 Robinson, Nicole 6,268.40 Robots4Autism 8,400.00 Rockwell Space Solutions Inc 10,376.56 Roesch Ford 4,819.48

Range: $90,000 and over: AGUILAR, JON H; BAEDER, JEFFERY M; BECKER, TODD D; BENNETT, MICHELLE R; BERAGO, MICHAEL M; BEST, JANET; BIBEL, MICHELLE M; BIGALKE, KRISTIN L; BOSEN, JUDY; CARMEN, MARK D; CARZOLI, PETER J; CASSIDY, LEE; CASTERTON, CHRISTINE M; CASTRO, PEDRO; CHAPPELL, MICHAEL J; COAN, JONATHAN T; CONNOR, NANCY G; CUELLAR, RAMIRO; DAL CERRO, WILLIAM J; DE MAURO, CANDICE; DIGRAZIA, SARA L; DOWNEN, STEPHANIE A; ERICKSON, MARTY C; ESCOBEDO, PATRICK A; ESPOSITO, PATRICIA M; FARRELL, MARK T; GASKA, SUSAN; GEORGE, GARETT A; HARMON, LISA; HASTINGS, BRIAN E; HAUG, MELANIE S; HENDRICKS, NICOLE M; HENNESSY, LISA B; INEICH, TIMOTHY P; JACKSON, STEPHANIE L; JANIK, RONALD R; JOHNSON, RICK S; KEKSTADT MR., FRANK W KINGSFIELD, JILL J; KORANDA, ERIC A; KOS, MARK R; LARSON, KRISTINE L; LATKA, DANIEL J; LAUDERMITH, MICHAEL J; LEHMANN, GREGORY J; LLANES, JENNIFER L; MADL, JASON; MCDOUGAL, SARAH E; MELLENTHIN, MARGARET L; MENDOZA, LORENA; MILTZ, KIMBERLY A; MITCHELL, MIKE; MULLINS, KELLY M; MUSSMAN, GEORGE; NELSON, BENJAMIN R; NELSON, ROBERT M; NORRIS, REBECCA A; O’DEA, DONNA; OAKSON, ANTHONY; OELSLAGER, VIRGINIA; ONGTENGCO, JAMES A; PANAGAKOS, PAMELA V; PAYDON, EMILEE R; PAYTON, JOSH; PIERCE, KATHLEEN; POMAHAC, CARRIE; PORTER, CLINTON; RAJENDRAN, RANJANA; RAUFEISEN, LISA M; RIEGER, JO ANNA S; RODRIGUEZ MARTINEZ, MICHELLE; SANTINELLO, LINDA L; SCHELDRUP, MARK A; SELUCKY, JENNIFER A; SIPLE, JAMES; STERN, STEPHANIE; SUWANSKI, JENNIFER L; TO, MELISSA M; VALENTE, ANNETTE E; VELEZ, DEO; VERA, GINA P; VONDRUSKA, JERRY C; WARD, KATHLEEN K; WEIDNER, JULIE B; WELSH, PAUL A;

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Sams Club Direct 49,256.53 Santander Leasing LLC 25,680.00 Santillana Publishing Co. 3,968.06 Schimmer Education Consulting 18,630.17 Scholastic Classroom Magazines 25,900.81 Scholastic, Inc. 12,564.91 School Assoc. for Special Educ. in DuPage County 40,740.86 School Health Corp 5,435.81 School Mart 3,238.00 School Specialty Inc 3,590.32 Searcy Medical Solutions Inc 6,780.00 Septran Inc 214,188.20 Service Building Maintenance Inc 8,034.00 Sherwin Williams 5,453.41 Sigle, Kristina 3,347.70 Silva, Tara 4,530.34 Simplex Grinnell 17,454.26 SiteOne Landscape Supply 12,744.30 Skibbie, Erica 2,734.64 SMG Security Systems Inc 8,448.24 Sodexo Operations LLC 728,848.18

WESELOH, KRISTY M; WIESS, RICHARD S; WILLIAMS, SEREDY M; ZIMA, ANGELIKA A; ZUBOVIC, AIDA. GROSS PAYMENT FOR NON-CERTIFICATED PERSONNEL Salary Range: Less Than $25,000: ADAMOWSKI, JOHN; ANDERSON, GRETCHEN H; ANDERSON, TIMOTHY J; BAKER, AMANDA; BANKS, KEVIN; BARR, JEREMIAH H; BILD, STEPHAN; BIOLATTO, ADRIANA A; BOHNEN, CHRISTINE; BULLIS, RICHARD A; BUTLER, DANIEL P; BUTZ, CHRISTOPER L; CADEMARTORI, JAMIE M; CHLAPECKA, MARTIN; CLAYTON, NANCY W; COLLINS, BRIAN; CRUZ, BRIAN L; DIAZ, RICARDO J; DILAURO, RUTH O; DINH, THUY TRANG; DRAZEK, TOMASZ; EHRHARDT, JAMES; ELOIZA, BRIAN C; ENLOW, ANGELA; FALCO, NICK; FEINBERG, MELISSA; FINTIKIS, ELEFTERIOS; FLORES, ULISES I; FRANKLIN, ANDREW; GRANDE, MARY F; GRAWIN, KRISTEN A; HAAK, RANDALL C; HALATEK, JAROSLAW; HANKE, DEMETRA; HAWBAKER, SANDRA K; HENNEBRY, DANIEL; IDELMAN, JEFFREY; JALOWIEC, JEFFREY; JESKE, THOMAS E; KADOW, RANDAL R; KEILER, ELISABETH; KRYS, VIOLA; KULIK-LEWIS, ANNAMAE; KULPA, NANCY J; KURTZ, JOHN; LEONARD, CHRISTINE E; LINDER, MARY A; LINSNER, DONNA M; LOEB, BARBY K; MADRIGAL, FERNANDO; MALONE MS, JENNA E; MANGANIELLO, MICHAEL; MARUYAMA, TIMOTHY; MCCOMB, DEBORAH; MIKOS, ALEXANDER; NARDULLI, KEARSTEN A; NIMMER, MARLENE A; OCHONICKY, GLORIA A; PARSONS, BONNIE B; PARTYKA, GREGORY; PAYTON, KATHERINE L; PELL, ALLEN E; PENTECOST, SALLY L; PEREZ, LAURA L; PISCHE, DANIEL S; PORTENKIRCHNER, SUSAN K; PORTO, JEFFREY F; PORTO, MAUREEN L; RAMIREZ, ANGEL D; RASINE, JACOB; REBMANN, RICHARD; RUELAS SR., THOMAS O; RUSS-SIMONS, VIRGINIA M SABALA, JASON T; SALGADO, FRANCIS-

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Source Power & Gas LLC 130,279.12 Spanish Quest 26,928.00 Specialized Data Systems 14,979.00 State Disbursement Unit 2,500.40 Stelter, James 8,252.01 STR Partners LLC 128,726.07 Sullivan, Katherine 4,731.89 Sunbelt Staffing LLC 9,250.00 Sweetwater 3,883.36 TCJ Mechanical Inc 3,729.00 Teachers Health Ins Security Fund 252,846.93 Teachers Retirement System 1,588,909.93 Telesolutions Consultants 6,900.00 The Center/IRC 4,930.00 Thompson Rental Station 4,177.05 Time For Kids 4,931.15 Tioga PTA 2,540.17 Troop Contracting 1,606,429.10 United States Postal Service 11,594.78 Universal Taxi Dispatch, Inc. 5,768.00 US Department of Education 9,272.90 USA Fire Protection Inc 3,485.25 USIC Locating Services Inc 4,601.30 Vanguard Energy Services LLC 21,059.47

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Fenton girls basketball team sees positives out of the gate

Bison return six players from last year’s team By Mike Miazga CORRESPONDENT

While the Fenton girls basketball team may have gone 0-4 at the recent Fenton-Addison Trail tournament, longtime coach Tim Anderson was pleased with how his team progressed to start the season. “I’m not disappointed because we are looking for progress and we saw it along the way,” he said. “Elgin and Leyden both finished 2-2

and Addison Trail and Lane Tech probably were the two strongest teams. We weren’t too far behind. We’re definitely moving in the right direction. Things are upbeat. The record doesn’t mean anything to me. We have conference starting up soon and it’s definitely going to be a tough climb, but we’re going to be ready to play.” Fenton returns six players from last year’s team. “We’re anxious to see what further improvements we are going to see,” said Anderson. “It’s always interesting. It takes the first two weeks to figure out which way we are going to go and what characteristics we are going to take on as a team. I’m pleased with our

defense and rebounding.” Anderson noted Fenton out-rebounded all four of its opponents in the tournament. “And we have absolutely no size,” he said. “We held Leyden to four offensive rebounds and Addison Trail to nine offensive rebounds. I was really pleased with the rebounding. It was kind of the ‘X’ factor. We’re also putting a huge emphasis on defense. “Defense has been a complete improvement over the last year,” he said. “The defense and rebounding have been the two biggest bright spots collectively.” Fenton averaged around 29 points per game in the tourna-

ment. “We’re still trying to figure out where our points are coming from,” said Anderson. “We have to find out who is going to replace Courtney Susmarski (Fenton leading scorer last year). We’ll get there. What we do know is the girls are willing to play defense and hustle and there is a certain sense of satisfaction even if the ball doesn’t go in.” Ashley Lira was named to the all-tournament team. “Ashley really helped us on defense,” said Anderson. “She is such a great athlete. She does a lot of the little things for us on defense.” Anderson also was pleased with the guard play from Danielle Sha-

waluk, Mackenzie Miller and Jezalyn Tapia. “We put a lot of pressure on the guards,” he said. “They did well. We’re looking to do things like trap. Every game we are getting better. An 0-4 record doesn’t mean anything in terms of what we’re seeing. We struggled offensively in only one of the four games, but we kept battling and playing defense. We didn’t hang our head because we knew we were in there giving it our best. Those sound like clichés, so be it. We believe with our defense and the other good things going on out there that if the ball starts falling in the hole, things are going to work out for us.”

IC Catholic Prep football team wins state championship Knights close out perfect campaign with another blowout victory By Mike Miazga CORRESPONDENT

Perfection! Domination! Those are the two words that sum up the IC Catholic Prep football team’s 2016 season. The Knights put the bow on a perfect 14-0 season with a 43-0 victory over Carlinville in the Class 3A state football title game held at Memorial Stadium on the grounds of the University of Illinois in Champaign. It was IC Catholic Prep’s third state title. The Knights also won state crowns in 2002 and 2008. Head coach Bill Krefft has now won state titles as a player and coach at IC Catholic Prep. He was a lineman and co-captain on the 2002 statechampionship team. Krefft also was an assistant coach on the 2008 title team. In the win against Carlinville, the Knights were their usual dominating

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selves, out-gaining their opponent 475 yards to 190 yards despite Carlinville running seven more offensive plays. IC Catholic Prep ran for 333 yards on the ground on only 34 carries and also had 142 passing yards. Carlinville also held the ball longer than IC Catholic Prep (25:35-22:25) yet scored no points. Jordan Rowell led the Knights with a Class 3A state-championship game record 270 rushing yards on 26 carries (10.4 yards per carry). He scored three more rushing touchdowns and added a fourth on a pass reception to share a Class 3A state record for most touchdowns in the championship contest (4). Rowell finished the season with 2,295 rushing yards and 37 rushing touchdowns. He finished the year with 42 total touchdowns. The 42 touchdowns in a season places Rowell in the Top 10 in state history alltime. Luke Ricobene completed 9 of 17 passes for 142 yards and three touchdowns.

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Lazerick Eatman caught three passes for 53 yards and a touchdown. Matt Sutton caught two passes for 41 yards and a touchdown while Rowell had a fourth touchdown via a reception. He finished with two catches for 28 yards and the one score. Khalil Saunders had two catches for 20 yards. Sutton started the scoring with a 37-yard touchdown reception from Ricobene with 11:09 to play in the first quarter. After IC Catholic Prep recovered the ensuing kickoff. Eatman, on the very next play, caught a 28-yard TD from Ricobene with 11:00 to play in the first quarter to give the Knights a 15-0 lead. Rowell added touchdown runs of 20 and 14 yards in the first quarter and the Knights, just like that, led 29-0 after 12 minutes of action. Rowell rounded out the scoring with a 22-yard touchdown reception from Ricobene in the third quarter and a 78-yard touchdown run with 54 seconds remaining in the third. Sam Buffo kicked five extra

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points and Rowell ran in a two-point conversion on the Knights’ first touchdown of the day. No IC Catholic Prep scoring drive took more than five minutes. Five of the Knights’ six scoring drives took under two minutes each. With the exception of an 11-play, 66-yard drive that took 4:18, the Knights other scoring possessions lasted four plays, one play, six plays, five plays and four plays.

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On the defensive end, Kemon Reese had 16 tackles, including 11 solos. Chris Johnson had 14 tackles. Khali Saunders, Robert Vitek, Matt Jordan and Jimmy Kenneally each had a tackle for loss. Those four tackles for loss totaled 16 yards. Khalil Saunders had a fumble recovery and an interception. Sutton also had an interception for 30 yards. Kenneally had a quarterback sack for eight yards of loss.

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sists. Kraabel sank three 3-pointers, while Konrath had two 3-pointers. Willowbrook shot 6-for-12 from the 3-point line. In a 44-37 loss to Rich Central, Lizasuain had 11 points. Knudtson and Schmid each had six points. Knudtson also pulled in nine rebounds and had three steals. Willowbrook led 12-8 after the first quarter and trailed 22-16 at halftime. Willowbrook girls bowling The Willowbrook girls bowling

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team took 15th out of 24 teams at the recent Plainfield Central invitational. Jordan Tiberi led the Warriors with a 996 series for six games. Her high game was 219. Katie Pettinger added an 873 with a high game of 213. Willowbrook recorded an 886 in its last game, which was the thirdhighest score for that game. The Warriors hosted their own Willowbrook quad earlier this week where York, Morton and Metea Valley also competed.

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Your In Print and Online source for discounts, special offers and coupons from your hometown merchants 109 W. Vallette St., Elmhurst, IL 60126 t ing C e le b ra a r Ye O u r 10 r y rs a An n ive

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We proudly serve Boar’s Head meats and cheeses also by pound. All orders are made fresh to order.

DAILY HOMEMADE SOUPS & LUNCHEON SPECIALS

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303 E. Washington St., Bensenville, IL 60106

630-787-2965

Call Victoria or Karalyn to schedule a tour Monday thru Saturday

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• Garden Homes • Independent Living Apartments • Assisted Living Apartments • Memory Care Apartments • Respite Care Apartments

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MamaMaria’s Pizza Established in 1982

130 W Vallette, Elmhurst

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EDGE  ICE  ARENA   Check out the Website for EDGE  ICE  ARENA   LEARN  TO  SKATE-­‐WINTER  SESSIONS  BEGIN  JANUARY  4,  2017   Public Session,LEARN  TO  SKATE-­‐WINTER  SESSIONS  BEGIN  JANUARY  4,  2017   Stick and Helmet, Classes  offered  for  all  ages  and  abilities   Rat Hockey & Classes  offered  for  all  ages  and  abilities   Open Swim Times Beginners,  Advanced  Skating,  &  Competitive  programs     Beginners,  Advanced  Skating,  &  Competitive  programs     www.bensenville.il.us IT’S  GREAT  TO  SKATE!  

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Whether you’re missing one or all of your teeth, there’s now an exciting option that will help you smile with confidence again. Thousands of people are flashing smiles that have been beautified by implants, a fabulous tooth replacement technique that can be performed right here in our office. Dental implants are the closest cousin to natural teeth. They are permanent false teeth anchored right into your jawbone, just like your natural teeth. They’re more stable than dentures, and eating is done with ease and comfort. Many patients find implants give them a more positive self-image and more confidence. Implants can be used to stabilize dentures and bridges, replace just one tooth or to rebuild an entire jaw of missing teeth. The best part is that they look and feel just like natural teeth. Dental implants are reliable. Patients have retained them for more than twenty years with a better than 90% success rate. Dental implant treatments does require a greater investment of time and money, but in the long run, it’s well worth it.

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OPEN FOR LUNCH

483 SPRING ROAD ELMHURST

Now Introducing Our

Stadium Pizza Great for Holiday parties!

Reservations 630.279-8486 Pizzeria 630.279.8474 www.robertosristorante.com

Let our Family cater to your Family!!

• Specializing in Seafood, Pasta and a Wide Variety of Meats • Gourmet Desserts

• Fresh Fish Daily Specials • Gift Certificates Available • Extensive Wine List • Elegant Atmosphere

• Connoisseur Cocktails • Inquire about our private lunch parties • Corporate or Family Parties

Inquire About Catering For Lunch

Call for Holiday Parties

Monday & Tuesday All Day & Night

20% Off any Bottle of Wine Dining Room Only

CATERING MENU

Please Give 24 hour Notice • Taxes Not Included with All Pricing • Prices Subject to Change Without Notice APPETIZERS 1/2 Pan Serves 8-10 • Full Pan Serves 16-20 All Trays Do Not Come with Bread

1/2 Pan Full Pan Bruschetta ............................. 14.00 28.00 Fior di Latte .......................... 28.00 56.00 Fried Calamari ..................... 39.00 78.00 Funghi Ripieni ...................... 32.00 64.00 Baked Clams ......................... 37.00 74.00

PASTAS 1/2 Pan Serves 8-10 • Full Pan Serves 16-20 All Trays Do Not Come with Bread

1/2 Pan Full Pan Spaghetti or Mostaccioli ...... 32.00 64.00

Baked Mostaccioli ................ 36.00 Ravioli ................................... 41.00 Tortellini ................................ 41.00 Gnocchi ................................. 41.00 Cavatelli ................................ 41.00 Raviolini Salvia e Basilico.... 44.00 Lasagna ................................. 44.00 Vegetable Lasagna................ 46.00 Rigatoni Pomodoro/ Salsiccia/Piselli...................... 44.00 Add Alfredo or Vodka Sauce .................... 8.00 Add Chicken .................... 8.00 Add Broccoli .................... 6.00

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MEATS 1/2 Pan Serves 8-10 • Full Pan Serves 16-20 All Trays Do Not Come with Bread

1/2 Pan Full Pan Italian Sausage & Peppers .. 36.00 72.00 Chicken Vesuvio Bone-In ....... 52.00 104.00 Veal Parmigiana ................... 60.00 120.00 Pollo Parmigiana .................. 39.00 78.00 Eggplant Parmigiana ........... 48.00 96.00 Boneless Chicken Breast...... 49.00 98.00 ..........................................................(10 pcs.)

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The Moreci Family Invites you to experience the Finest Selection of Italian Cuisine. Roberto’s Ristorante Features One-of-a-Kind Gourmet Specialties Custom Created by Experienced Chefs Hours: Monday-Thursday 11am-11pm • Friday 11am-12am • Saturday 4pm-12am • Sunday 2pm-10pm

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