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Lawmaker urges permanent property tax freeze to prevent additional out-migration By Illinois News Network A suburban state lawmaker wants to cut — then permanently freeze — your property taxes. State Rep. David McSweeney, R-Barrington, said property taxes are one of the biggest reasons Illinoisans are leaving the state in droves. He thinks a temporary property tax freeze, like the component of the Senate’s budget blueprint, is ineffective.

would put strains on local budgets by an easing of unfunded state man- local governments,” he said. that have been burdened with grow- dates. McSweeney believes Illinois’ ing pension debts but said a property “There are too many mandates 7,000 units of government are largetax freeze would need to be offset that the state of Illinois is placing on ly to blame for the state’s highest-in-

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We need to reduce spending in Springfield. We also need to reduce spending at the local level. There’s no doubt about it.” – State Rep. David McSweeney

“If you couple a freeze with a massive $6.5 billion in new taxes, the two years would just give people time to leave the state,” he said. “We lost 115,000 people last year alone. We need a permanent property tax freeze.” In McSweeney’s bill, every taxing body on your property tax bill would be permanently frozen and could be changed only by a citizen vote. All taxing authorities except schools and community colleges would take a 10 percent cut from their tax levies over two years, as well. McSweeney said the freeze would force local governments to control their unchecked spending that relies on annual increases to local property taxes. “We need to reduce spending in Springfield,” he said. “We also need to reduce spending at the local level. There’s no doubt about it.” McSweeney admitted the freeze

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Fenton High School principal named Educator of the Year

Fenton High School Associate Superintendent/Principal James Ongtengco was named the union-backed 2017 Educator of the Year by the Construction Industry Service Corporation (CISCO) at its annual meeting on January 27. In the spring of 2016, Fenton High School and CISCO partnered to host a Journeyman Trades Fair, giving students the opportunity to participate in hands-on activities and speak to people who work in the trades. While CISCO works with many schools in the Chicago area, Ongtengco and Fenton High School were chosen due to the consistent enthusiasm toward helping students interested in pursuing a career in the trades. Among those pictured above are: CISCO Executive Director Dan Allen, James Ongtengco, Fenton Board of Education President Mary Ribando and Fenton Board of Education Secretary Laura Wassinger.

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Ames finishes high-school bowling career at state meet Senior had a 289 high game this season to his credit

By Mike Miazga CORRESPONDENT

Change usually is a good thing. And for Fenton senior boys bowler Jeremy Ames, that most certainly was the case. Ames worked on several aspects of his game throughout the season and the results spoke for themselves. Ames bowled a 1,243 series at the sectional meet, which earned him an individual spot in the IHSA boys bowling state finals tournament in downstate O’Fallon. A week ear-

lier, Ames had a 1,239 series at the regional hosted by IC Catholic Prep. At the state meet, Ames finished with a 1,205 series—an average of 200.8 for six games. He had series of 565 and 640. In his first three-game series, Ames had a high game of 247. His final three games featured scores of 227, 211 and 202. He finished 81st in the state. “This year I focused on getting better,” he said. “Last year I didn’t make it to sectionals. This year I changed where I looked on the lanes. Before, I would look somewhere weird. I changed that and was able to adjust my game.” And Ames also zeroed in on the two ‘S’ words in bowling.

“I was better at getting more strikes and getting more spares. I did a good job picking up spares,” he said. Ames noted he enjoyed the atmosphere at St. Clair Bowl in O’Fallon. “It was very intense there,” he said. “There were a lot of good bowlers. I went out there and tried to perform my best, but it was real intense. It was a good way to end my career in high school.” Ames averaged a 191 this season. He had a high game of 289 and a high series of 697. The 289 came in one of those Saturday invites. “I had the first 10 strikes and then left the 7-pin,” he said. “I was one pin away (from a 300).” Ames went to work during the

off-season and during the season itself. In addition to bowling in a Saturday league, he took full advantage of WoodDale Bowl’s $10 all you can bowl Sunday offer. “I’d go over there and put in a couple hours,” he said. Ames and his brother, Kurtis, started bowling in youth leagues. His brother bowled for Fenton and Jeremy Ames followed suit. Away from the lanes, Ames is active in Boy Scouts where he earned his Eagle Scout badge in June. “My coach (Adam Petersen) works at Kirk School in Palatine (a school for special needs children). I did a project where I built modified bows for kids to use in gym class,”

explained Ames who has a 3.2 GPA at Fenton and enjoys golfing in his spare time. “The bow is mounted on wood and they use them in an archery unit in gym class. I also made a catapult for them to play games with. They can play bags with it.” In reminiscing about his highschool bowling career, Ames said his favorite part of the experience was the Saturday tournaments. “I really enjoyed the weekend invites,” he said. “I got to see a bunch of good teams and players perform.” And on a recent weekend in O’Fallon, Ames was one of those players—one of the top boys high-school bowlers who earned a spot in the state finals tournament.

Fenton boys basketball team continues to improve Bison winners of seven of 10 games during recent stretch

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The Fenton boys basketball team continued its season-long improvement recently. During one recent 10-game stretch, the Bison won seven of 10 contests. After starting the season 1-11, Fenton has improved its record to 8-16 overall. Included in that 7-for-10 stretch was a five-game winning streak

with triumphs over Guerin Prep (78-42), Elmwood Park (63-43), Walther Christian (74-28), Wheaton Academy (66-56) and Oak Lawn (52-51). The win against Wheaton Academy gave Fenton its first Metro Suburban Conference Blue Division win of the season. “We neutralized Wheaton Academy’s bigs (post players). They were a lot bigger than us,” said Fenton coach Chaz Taft. “I also thought we did a good job handling their guards.” Fenton came from behind in dramatic fashion to defeat Oak Lawn

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The Bensenville Police Department recently reported the following arrests and citations. Readers are reminded that an arrest does not constitute a conviction, and that suspects are considered innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law. Juveniles age 17-or-younger are not named. Feb. 8, 8:17 a.m. in the 700 block of Plentywood Lane, a 40-year-old Bensenville woman was arrested for domestic battery and violation of an order of protection. BV17001259 Feb. 8, 5:47 p.m. in the 300 block of W. Grand Ave., a complainant reported an unknown suspect took his cell phone from his desk as he assisted a customer. This case is under investigation. BV17001276 Feb. 8, 10:34 p.m. in the 1000 block of W. Wood St., a complainant reported an unknown suspect took his cell phone from the bench while he played basketball. BV17001278 Feb. 7, 3:01 p.m. in the 300 block of S. Barron St., a complainant reported her ex-husband sent a request via social media, which is in violation of a current order of protection. BV17001235 Feb. 7, 8:33 p.m. in the 100 block of E. George St., a complainant reported her juvenile child slapped her in the face and then attempted to cause bodily harm to herself. The juvenile was transported to the hospital for a psychological evaluation. BV17001248 Feb. 7, 10:34 p.m. in the 400 block of Rose Street, a 37-year-old Bensenville woman was arrested for domestic battery. BV17001251

Feb. 6, 11 a.m. in the 100 block of Gerry Stevens Court, a complainant reported that several articles of clothing were taken from the dryer in the building laundry room. This case is under investigation. BV17001190 Feb. 6, 1:26 p.m. in the 1-100 block of E. Green St., Martha A. Cruz, 49, of Des Plaines, was arrested for battery and criminal damage to property. BV17001195 Feb. 6, 2:32 p.m. in the 600 block of W. Irving Park Road, a business management company reported an unknown suspect attempted to make a purchase using an unauthorized prepaid credit card. This case is under investigation. BV17001198 Feb. 6, 8:13 a.m. in the 1-100 block of W. Green St., a complainant reported the lock from his storage unit was removed and the contents were taken by an unknown suspect. This case is under investigation. BV17001185 Feb. 5, 4:04 p.m. in the 1100 block of S. York Road, Brandi E. Enriquez, 19, of Bensenville, was arrested for an in-state warrant, driving under the influence of alcohol, illegal consumption of alcohol by a minor, possession of cannabis, illegal transportation of liquor. BV17001165 Feb. 4, 2:56 p.m. in the 500 block of S. John St., a complainant reported her cell phone was taken from an unsecured locker at the aquatic center. This case is under investigation. BV17001132 Feb. 3, 10:55 a.m. in the 300 block of E. Green St., Terry L. Baker, 52, of Bensenville, surrendered herself for an in-state warrant. BV17001088

on the road in non-conference play. Javier Sanchez sank two free throws with 1.4 seconds left to give the Bison the win. “Oak Lawn was more athletic than us,” said Taft. “It was a great game. We were down by seven points with four minutes left and came back to win.” Taft has watched a season-long progression turn into tangible results. “The guys have bought into the system,” he said. “It starts on defense. We’ve improved defensively with each floor step and then we’re turning defense into offense. It’s

been fun to watch.” During that 7-3 stretch, Fenton surrendered an average of 39.7 points. In the previous 12 games, Fenton was giving up 57.1 points. Taft cited recent strong play from the likes of Bryan Larsen, Tyler Santagata and Sanchez. The coach also tipped his hat to defensive stalwart Nick Schaub. “Nick is our defensive specialist,” said Taft. “He’s guarding the other team’s best player.” Fenton also lost recent contests to IC Catholic Prep (62-50) and to Illiana Christian on the road in Lansing by four points. Both were

MSC Blue Division games. “Against Illiana we led late in the fourth quarter,” said Taft. “Illiana’s back line went 6-9, 6-5 and 6-6. We played a good game in a great atmosphere. We were right there.” Fenton faces Riverside-Brookfield and Aurora Central Catholic this week. “It’s fun to see these guys right in it at the end,” said Taft. “We’ve put these guys in positions to be successful and they are doing it out on the court. All their practice and preparation during the week is helping in games. It’s been great to see.”

Butts qualifies for state wrestling finals By Mike Miazga

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Fenton wrestler Dylan Butts is headed to Champaign. Butts finished fourth at the recent Class 2A Wauconda sectional to earn a spot in this weekend’s Class 2A individual state tournament held in Champaign on the campus of the University of Illinois. Butts dropped a close 6-5 decision in the thirdplace match at 170 pounds. He will bring a 31-6 record into the state finals. As a team, Fenton will compete in the Class 2A Crystal Lake Central dual-team sectional on Tuesday, Feb. 21 in Crystal Lake against the host Tigers. The winner of that match will advance to the Class 2A dual-team state finals to be held Sat. Feb 25 at the US Cellular Coliseum in Bloomington. Fenton advanced to the dual-team sectional after winning a

Fenton girls bowling The Fenton girls bowling team placed 11th at the Palatine Fremd sectional and did not advance to the state finals. Fenton finished with a total pinfall of 4,452. The Bison had games of 689, 792, 754, 814, 738 and 665. Fenton girls basketball The Fenton girls basketball team opened play earlier this week in the Class 4A St. Charles East regional against Addison Trail. Fenton is the No. 21 sectional seed at Glenbard West, while Addison Trail is the No. 12 seed. If Fenton won that game, it played No. 5 seed WheatonWarrenville South on Tuesday for a chance to advance to Thursday’s regional title game at St. Charles East.

Activities are boundless at Holy Family Catholic School during Catholic Schools Week The students of Holy Family Catholic School, Bensenville celebrated Catholic Schools Week (January 29 through February 4) with a variety of activities: The week started on Sunday, with an All-school Mass at St Charles Borromeo Church with an Open House and reception. Wednesday was Grandparents/ VIP Day and special guests were treated to a Talent Show. The performing students sang their favorite songs, played guitar, danced, performed tricks with hula-hoops, and did stand-up comedy. The show

ended with the cheer-leaders, and a gymnastic display. On Thursday, multi-age teams competed in relay races before a cheering crowd. Relay races included building and crawling through hula hoop huts, bobsled races, and a mummy wrap.  On Friday, the students got up close and personal with the exotic animals from Animal Express. The menagerie included a bearded dragon, an albino corn snake, a chameleon, a skunk, a ferret, a fox, a rosehaired tarantula, a Russian tortoise, an English hedgehog, and a scarlet

Macaw. The students, staff, and other guests learned about each animal; like Macaws can live to be 80 years old! The whole school participated in “Bring the Change,” a fund-raiser for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Monday, students and staff brought in pennies; Tuesday they brought in nickels; Wednesday they brought in dimes; and Thursday they brought in quarters. On Friday they brought in all the coins and bills they could. The school raised over $600 to aid research for a cure to blood cancers.


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It was at the Illinois Chamber of Commerce Summit held in Springfield on Feb. 8 that some people just heard about the “Grand Bargain” being contemplated by the Illinois legislature. The Grand Bargain was the first bill introduced in the spring session of the Illinois General Assembly, designed in part to overhaul the funding for Illinois’ public schools. Governor Bruce Rauner appointed a commission which worked over the summer

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CALL 800-222-TIPS them. Feb. 7 Ruben Villalobos-Garcia, 44, of Addison, was charged with DUI in the 1-100 block of School Street at 12:34 p.m. Feb. 6 Police said a 22-year-old Addison man had an original warrant out of the Addison Police Department for criminal trespass to real

Feb. 5 Egle Adamonyte, 34, and Kevin C. Kenny, 35, both of Westmont, were arrested at an entertainment center in the 1100 block of N. Swift Road at around 9:29 p.m. Adamonyte was charged with assault and resisting a police officer. Kenny was charged with battery, resisting a police officer, criminal trespass to property and unlawful possession of cannabis. Joseph M. Gambino, 57, of Addison, was charged with DUI, failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident, improper lane usage and no insurance in the 19W000 block of Army Trail Blvd. at around 12:23 a.m. Police said Angel Hernandez, 21, of Schaumburg, had three outstand-

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ATHS names Klea Gjonaj 88’s Best for January Klea Gjonaj has been named as Addison Trail’s January recipient of 88’s Best recognition for her stellar involvement in extracurricular activities. Gjonaj, a senior, was recognized during the Jan. 30 District 88 Board of Education meeting. To watch Gjonaj’s 88’s Best presentation, go to https://www.dupage88.net/site/ page/6277. When Gjonaj first stepped into Addison Trail as a freshman, she had hardly spent any time participating in clubs and had never been an athlete. However, she did have peers she looked up to, and all of those students were involved – and Gjonaj knew she wanted to be a part of that as well. Gjonaj now competes at the highest level in swimming and track, and she is involved in an extensive number of clubs and activities at Addison Trail. Along with being successful in the world of sports and clubs, Gjonaj has always been an academic superstar. When she graduates from Addison Trail, Gjonaj will have completed 14 Advanced Placement (AP)/college-level courses and nine Honors courses. She is at the top of her class and challenges herself every chance she gets. She has been on the Honor Roll all four years of her high school career and is an AP Scholar with Distinction. “Gjonaj impresses me on a daily basis,” said Amy Ferraro, Addison Trail English Department Chair. “Her ability to balance co-curricular activities and a rigorous academic load is second to none. I’m most impressed by Gjonaj’s ability to connect with just about everyone she meets. She has demonstrated tremendous leadership through her work with Youth Equity Stewardship Series (YESS!) training. As a member of National Honor Society, she sets the standard for academic excellence and integrity in our school and is a stellar role model for her peers. As an athlete, she has excelled in the pool and on the track, and she incorporates the arts into her world through her work with theatre. She is a wellrounded, motivated and thoughtful young lady, whose determination to succeed and ability to see issues from a variety of perspectives allow her to contribute in the most positive fashion to our school community. I’m confident she will continue her positive work when she gets to college.” Not only has Gjonaj dedicated extraordinary amounts of time to swimming and track, but she also has been a major contributor to National Honor Society, Key Club, Theatre, Science Olympiad, YESS! training to enhance cultural competency within the school, Blazer Ambassadors and Pay It Forward (freshmen orientation), among others. She is President of Lettermen’s Club, Secretary of Key Club and President of Science Olympiad. “Outside of the classroom, Gjonaj has exhibited strong character and leadership, which, combined with

To celebrate the 100th day of school at Lincoln Elementary these students bounced a basketball 100 times.

Lincoln celebrates 100th day of school First graders at Lincoln School celebrated the 100th day of school on Tuesday, Feb. 7. Students made posters using 100 items of their choice yesterday. After working on 100 day projects, the students went to the

gym and did 100 ball bounces, 100 exercises, jumped rope 100 times, and painted 100 houses. Other District 4 student celebrations included parades, dressing like a 100-year-old person, and lots of counting!

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

her academic record, have made her an invaluable role model for our young women at Addison Trail,” said Laura Magnavite, social studies teacher. “I am astounded by the variety of activities to which she has devoted herself; from varsity athletics, to theatre to academic clubs, Gjonaj has not simply dabbled, but instead has invested her time and rose to attain positions of leadership. She is well-respected by our faculty and her peers for her tireless dedication to her extracurricular and volunteer work – all carried out with her signature smile and positive attitude.” As a freshman, Gjonaj trained extensively in track, and it paid off – she and her teammates qualified to the State meet, where she also competed during her sophomore year. She has been an integral part of growing the Girls Track and Field Team at Addison Trail, serving as co-captain her junior year. Pay It Forward also has had a positive impact on Gjonaj. She has participated in that event since eighth grade, and she has been a core leader since her freshman year. This year, she is one of two student directors for the orientation day. “The different clubs and activities broaden my horizons and make me a part of a larger community,” Gjonaj said. “It gives me a broader community sense, and it means a lot to me for my own personal growth and achievement.” Gjonaj has applied to many colleges and universities throughout the U.S., including Tufts University, Stanford University, Yale University, Princeton University, Brown University, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and University of Michigan. She is undecided where she will attend, but she plans to study chemistry, with the hope of one day becoming a doctor.

District 88 Director of Community Relations Dani Brink has been recognized by the National School Public Relations Association (NSPRA) Executive Board as the 2016-17 NSPRA Front-Runner for the North Central Region. NSPRA’s Executive Board identified Brink as an emerging leader, who is doing outstanding work for District 88, NSPRA and the Illinois Chapter of NSPRA (INSPRA). Front-Runners have demonstrated professional leadership at the state and national level and have been recognized for innovation and excellence through NSPRA award programs or presentations.

During its Jan. 30 meeting, the District 88 Board of Education, along with the administration, presented Brink with a certificate in honor of that Dani Brink recognition, and a video clip from representatives of NSPRA and INSPRA was shared. Brink also will be recognized by NSPRA during the organization’s annual seminar, which will take place from July 9 to 12 in San Antonio.

Activities are boundless at Holy Family Catholic School during Catholic Schools Week The students of Holy Family Catholic School, Bensenville celebrated Catholic Schools Week (January 29 through February 4) with a variety of activities: The week started on Sunday, with an All-school Mass at St Charles Borromeo Church with an Open House and reception. Wednesday was Grandparents/VIP Day and special guests were treated to a Talent Show. The performing students sang their favorite songs, played guitar, danced, performed tricks with hula-hoops, and did stand-up comedy. The show ended with the cheer-leaders, and a gymnastic display. On Thursday, multi-age teams competed in relay races before a cheering crowd. Relay races included building and crawling through hula hoop huts, bobsled races, and a mummy wrap. 

On Friday, the students got up close and personal with the exotic animals from Animal Express. The menagerie included a bearded dragon, an albino corn snake, a chameleon, a skunk, a ferret, a fox, a rose-haired tarantula, a Russian tortoise, an English hedgehog, and a scarlet Macaw. The students, staff, and other guests learned about each animal; like Macaws can live to be 80 years old! The whole school participated in “Bring the Change,” a fund-raiser for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Monday, students and staff brought in pennies; Tuesday they brought in nickels; Wednesday they brought in dimes; and Thursday they brought in quarters. On Friday they brought in all the coins and bills they could. The school raised over $600 to aid research for a cure to blood cancers.


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Addison Trail names AT’s Best

On Feb. 7, 45 Addison Trail students were named as AT’s Best. The AT’s Best award honors students who have achieved a Personal Best in the areas of service, Blazer Pride, cooperation, dependability, initiative, leadership, humanitarian spirit or unique contributions. Students receive a pin or a T-shirt for their efforts and are honored during a breakfast. AT’s Best recipients are: • Senior Logan Bero, senior Lianna Buttacavoli, senior Amy Cortes, senior Alfred Lugo and senior Zuleyda Reynoso Nominated by: Science teacher Andrea Stawiery • Senior Jesus Banuelos Nominated by GOAL instructor Rita Heneghan • Senior Ryan Cabildo, junior Madeline Danhouser, senior Karlee Frewert, senior Victor Jaimes, senior Chris Lodzinski, junior Ethan Macaraeg, senior Rebeca Robles, junior Natalia Salamon, junior Taylor Campbell, junior Alyssa Sitkowski and senior Giulia Ciaccia Nominated by English teacher and Theatre Director Anna Jakubka • Senior Anne Jankowski, sophomore Benny Zhao, senior Terra Garcia and junior Burke Parent

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Nominated by Guidance Department Administrative Assistant Karen Grady • Freshman Irene Bonilla, freshman Jenny Hernandez, freshman Jasmin Bulaon, freshman Michelle Montoya, freshman Jakub Sitko, freshman Jose Yambo Jr. and freshman Jayde Thornton Nominated by English teacher Patti Subers, Special Education teacher SUBMITTED PHOTO Addison Independent Anna Grice, social studies teacher Jose Hernandez and science teacher Pictured are Addison Trail students who were recognized as AT’s Best during a breakfast in their honor on Feb. 7. Laura Garcia • Junior Asraar Ahmed, freshman Jonathan Chambers Green, freshman Teagan Whitaker, freshman Cindy Pham, freshman Parvathy Nair, freshman Dominika Zdanowicz, At Army Trail School, 3rd and 5th grade students freshman Jorge Duran, freshman Rospent their physical education class learning about berto Guzman, freshman Sulaeman respiration from Respiratory Therapist Kimberly Ahmed, freshman Andreja Duncevic, Stafford. She spoke to the students about how the freshman Alaisia Hunt and freshman lungs work with the heart to provide oxygen-rich Jaelene Vargas blood to the body. The students enjoyed having Nominated by social studies teachthe opportunity to use a stethoscope to hear the er Christina Trapani, English teachdifference in breathing and heart rate before and after er Claire Shoup and science teacher physical exertion. Aileen Sullivan According to physical education teacher Gale • Junior Eliel Martinez Stafford, the elementary PE teachers now have to Nominated by Dean Curtis Tate teach health because of changes made at the state • Sophomore Nina Canals, sophlevel. omore Jeffrey Paul Jr., sophomore “This semester we teach the body systems,” said Maritza Olascoaga and sophomore Stafford. “Last week I taught the respiratory system Eduardo Hernandez to all the students. One day last week I arranged to Nominated by Sullivan have my daughter, Kim Stafford, come in to do a presentation to my classes that I had that day.” Kimberly is a respiratory therapist at Advocate This Army Trail student does jumping jacks to Children’s Hospital in Oak Lawn. The students Friday, Feb. 24 watched a short video then Kim spoke to them about rev up his lungs for a special unit on the respiratory system. A stethoscope was used before Mexican Flag Day the respiratory system and how it works. She also and after he exercised, so the numbers could be Drop in from 3-4 p.m. at the talked about issues such as asthma. She brought in Addison Public Library. Come some respiratory equipment and showed the students compared. celebrate el día de la bandera with what would happen if they had to go to the hospital festive activities and food. All ages and needed help breathing. are welcome. Info: Call 630-458Kim demonstrated to the students how a doctor 3334 or visitaddisonlibrary.org. uses a stethoscope and showed them how to listen   to their own lungs. Then the students were given Saturday, Feb. 25 stethoscopes to listen to each other’s lungs and Stressed Out? Chill Out breathing. After doing exercise they listened again to Drop in from 2-4 p.m. at the Adcompare the difference. dison Public Library to learn about Students in Mrs. Scimeca, Ms. Carroccio, Mrs. stress and new, fun ways to cope Rozo and Mrs. Kardadi’s classes participated in the in this interactive program. No presentation and activities. hay inscripciones. Ven y aprende a enfrentar el estrés de manera interactiva y divertida. Info: Call 630458-3306or visit addisonlibrary. org. • Ladies Morning at the These three girls take turns using a stethoscope Links & Tees Golf Dome to listen to their heartbeats, which can measure Gather your golfing friends and their lung capacity as well. They were able to meet at the dome, 120 E. Oak St., hear the difference in breathing and heart rate starting at 9 a.m. Your $25 fee inbefore and after physical exertion. cludes 90 minutes of dome time practice, short game practice and PGA/LPGA/USGTF certified golf coaching. Light snacks and complimentary water are included.  All ladies will receive a ticket for a glass of wine with additional glasses available at a discount. RSVP is SUBMITTED PHOTO Addison Independent required by noon the day prior to These young ladies from Army Trail School tried each event. Info: Call 630-ADDout a stethoscope on each other to test their PARK, Option 4.

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Wednesday, Feb. 22 Ben’s Bubble Show Using his bare hands and a few simple tools, Ben Jimenez with share beautiful bubbles, big bubbles, mind-boggling bubbles … just lots and lots of bubbles during this humorous presentation from 7-7:45 p.m. at the Addison Public Library, filled with plenty of audience participation. Info: Call 630-458-3334 or visit addisonlibrary.org. • Can you afford to retire? Greg Kurinec will help you evaluate your personal ability to retire from 7-8 p.m. at the Addison Public Library. He will provide you with a self- assessment, checklists, and will guide you through the 10 critical questions any retiree needs to answer with confidence Info: Call 630-458-3320 or visitaddisonlibrary.org. Thursday, Feb. 23 Ladies Night at the Links & Tees Golf Dome Gather your golfing friends and meet at the dome, 120 E. Oak St., starting at 7 p.m. Your $25 fee includes 90 minutes of dome time practice, short game practice and PGA/LPGA/USGTF certified golf coaching. Light snacks and complimentary water are included.  All ladies will receive a ticket for a glass of wine with additional glasses available at a discount. RSVP is required by noon the day prior to each event. Info: Call 630-ADD-PARK, Option 4.

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lungs by listening to their heartbeats. It was part of a unit on health and the human body. According to physical education teacher Gale Stafford, the elementary PE teachers now have to teach health because of changes made at the state At Army Trail School, these students enjoy lislevel. tening to their hearts beat using a stethoscope.


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Addison Trail-Willowbrook boys swimming team wins conference title Swimmers earn all-conference honors in every non-diving event

By Mike Miazga CORRESPONDENT

The Addison Trail-Willowbrook boys swimming team made some more history recently. AT-Willowbrook finished third at the West Suburban Conference Gold Division meet and as a result tied for the overall conference title with

Hinsdale South and Downers Grove South. It is the first conference title in the program’s history. AT-Willowbrook finished the regular conference season with a 5-0 record. “It was awesome,” said Willowbrook coach Neil Wahlgren. “The guys were very excited about winning the conference title. We did not taper our guys for the conference meet and other teams did. We should be able to fare well against these other teams at sectionals (this Saturday). We’ll have the opportunity to show

Willowbrook’s Jessen, Ranieri headed to state wrestling

Tiberi qualifies for state bowling meet

By Mike Miazga CORRESPONDENT

Willowbrook junior wrestler Jack Jessen continued his dominance at the recent Downers Grove North sectional. Jessen moved his record to a perfect 47-0 by winning the 182-pound Class 3A sectional title there. Jessen pinned Montini’s Pete Christensen in the 182-pound final in just 1:46. Jessen advances to the Class 3A individual state tournament in Champaign this weekend. Jessen finished third in the state at 182 pounds last year. He’ll be joined by teammate Dominic Ranieri who placed third at 132 pounds at Downers Grove North. Ranieri won his third-place match by a 3-2 count over Stagg’s Noah Price. Ranieri brings a 41-11 record into Champaign. Willowbrook girls bowling Willowbrook senior Jordan Tiberi qualified for this weekend’s IHSA girls bowling state finals out of the Oak Lawn sectional recently. Tiberi rolled a 1,204 series to earn an individual qualifying spot in the state finals near Rockford. As a team, Willowbrook finished fifth in the sectional with a total pinfall of 5,307. The Warriors finished 100 pins out of the final team state-qualifying spot. Willowbrook girls basketball The Willowbrook girls basketball team dropped a recent 54-28 West Suburban Conference crossover game to Lyons Township. The Warriors trailed 14-1 after the first quarter and 30-13 at halftime. Hannah Konrath led the Warriors with 12 points and hit two 3-pointers. Sara Fitzgibbon added four points, as did Sydeney Verdino. Jayla Smith had two assists. Willowbrook also lost 54-42 on the road at Glenbard South in nonconference action. Willowbrook led 13-12 after the first quarter, but Glenbard South came back and took a 31-22 lead into halftime. Konrath led the Warriors with 15 points and shot 3-for-5 from the 3-point line. She also had four rebounds. Maureen Schmid added seven points, four rebounds and three blocks. Katelyn McCann had six points, five rebounds and three assists. Fitzgibbon had five points, while Shannon Knudtson had four rebounds.

how good of a team we are. We did a lot of good things in this meet.” AT-Willowbrook had an individual swimmer or relay earn all-conference honors (Top 4 for individual events and Top 3 for relays) in every non-diving event. AT-Willowbrook does not have divers because it has no home pool or practice facility for divers. AT-Willowbrook won two of the three relay events. The team won the 200 free relay with Evan Zimmerman (AT), Jacob Grygo (AT), Mikey Strycharz (AT) and Jack Burns (Willowbrook). AT-Willowbrook also won the 400 relay conference title with Strycharz, Grygo, Burns and Jack Wentworth (Willowbrook). The team placed second in the medley relay with Zimmerman, Lucas Walsh (AT), Jake Roucka (Willowbrook) and Grygo (AT). Roucka won the 100 butterfly conference title, while Zimmerman was the backstroke champion. Zimmerman placed second in the 200 IM,

while Roucka was third in the IM. “That was pretty big for us to finish second and third in the IM,” Wahlgren noted. Grygo earned all-conference honors in the 50 free with a fourth-place finish. Burns was fourth in the 100, while Strycharz was third in the 500. Wentworth was fifth in the 500. “Jack Wentworth just missed all-conference. He’s dropped a lot of time in the 500 over the course of the season,” said Wahlgren. “He’s dropped pretty close to a minute, which is awesome. He dropped 15 seconds at the conference meet.” Walsh finished fourth in the breaststroke. Thomas Holmes was fifth in the event. “Thomas is only a freshman so that was pretty exciting to see,” said Wahlgren. AT-Willowbrook will compete in the Downers Grove South sectional this Saturday. “Over the last three years when this group came in, it was about training them and getting their

form down,” said Wahlgren. “They worked out and did the yardage and now understand how to be racers. They understand how to face in the pool and they have gotten better and better. They have come a long way as a team. We are a team. Each guy relies on the other guys and we’ve been able to win conference because of it and we’ve done something no other AT-WB team ever has done before.” Wahlgren said his group is looking forward to the challenging sectional. “We’re going to be in a tough sectional,” he said. “It’s going to be fun. We’ll see a lot of fast swimmers. Our guys are going to be up there. We will compete against some teams that we wouldn’t have been able to before. Hinsdale Central is there and won state two years ago and Lyons Township won state last year. We’re going to have some fun and guys will get some personal bests and we’ll see if we can’t fare well against the other teams in the West Suburban Conference. We want to show how strong our taper is.”

IC Catholic Prep boys basketball team continues winning ways

By Mike Miazga CORRESPONDENT

The IC Catholic Prep boys basketball team continued to pile up the wins recently. The Knights recorded wins last week against Fenton and Glenbard South—both Metro Suburban Conference Blue Division foes. The two wins moved IC Catholic Prep to 17-7 overall and kept it in at least a tie for first place in the MSC Blue with an 8-2 record. IC Catholic Prep downed Fenton 62-50 and defeated Glenbard South 61-57. Earlier, the Knights scored a thrilling double-overtime win against Aurora Central Catholic that put the team in a three-way tie for first place in the conference with ACC and Glenbard South. “We started out on a positive note in the first quarter against ACC. Austin Reed got us going by distributing the ball to his brother (Amari) who had eight points in the first quarter,” said IC Catholic Prep coach TJ Tyrrell. Amari Reed finished with 22 points, while Austin Reed had 16 points.

Tony Gaudio hit two free throws near the end of regulation to send the game into the first overtime. “Tony knocked down both free throws. He was clutch,” said Tyrrell.”We had to get one stop after that and we did. The clutch freethrow shooting was awesome to see. Tony stepped up in that moment.” Kevin Cheng went 5-for-5 from the line in the overtimes, while Amari Reed was 4-for-4 and Austin Reed was 3-for-4. Cheng sank 10 of 11 free throws covering the fourth quarter and the two over times. Tyrrell also noted Cheng hit some clutch 3-pointers in the fourth quarter. He had 11 points in the fourth quarter. “We had very good free-throw shooting down the stretch and in overtime,” said Tyrrell. “That was a big difference-maker for us.” Tyrrell also was pleased with how the Knights adjusted defensively. “Two of ACC’s key guys fouled out late in the game,” he said. “We did a good job of using a box-and-one and a triangle-and-two on one of their players, who is one of the top guys in the area. He had four points

in the first half and then scored 37 in the second half and the two overtimes. We focused on trying to contain him as much as possible. Down the stretch for us it was a good team effort.” The Knights also received strong play from Alex Meurer and Nico Gaudio. “Alex stepped up as he has done all year for us,” said Tyrrell. “He guarded their best player and gave us a lot of great minutes. Nico is a junior and played one of his best games of the year. He was a solid physical presence and played strong and with confidence.” Kris Askew also had a fine game. “We had some solid minutes from Kris Askew,” said Tyrrell. “He’s starting to play a lot better as of late.” The Knights also got word that junior Luke Ricobene, the quarterback on the state-championship football team, has been cleared to return after being out all season. “Luke has been practicing and played in a JV game,” said Tyrrell earlier last week. The two recent victories gave the Knights six wins in a span of seven contests.


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Business briefs

Chicago named 6th most romantic city

In celebration of Valentine’s Day, a grocery delivery company called Instacart has created its first-ever “Romantic City Index” which determines the most and least romantic cities in the nation. Chicago landed at #6. The company looked at the frequency of search for romantic terms: chocolate, strawberries, champagne, flowers and candy. Based on that, the most romantic city was Boston, followed by: Seattle, Washington D.C., Philadelphia, Minneapolis, Chicago, New York and Houston. The least romantic were (in descending order): L.A., Austin, Denver, Atlanta, San Francisco, Indianapolis and Miami.

Edward Jones ranks No. 7 on Chicago’s top workplaces

The Chicago Tribune teamed up with research partner Workplace Dynamics to rank the state’s 125 best employers, divided into 25 large, 45 mid-sized and 55 small companies based on the number of people they employ in the Chicago area. This year, Edward Jones ranked 7th on the list. For seven consecutive years, Edward Jones has ranked in the top eight of Chicago’s Top Workplaces. The company has more than 325 branches all over the greater Chicago area.

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 18TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DUPAGE COUNTY WHEATON, ILLINOIS Ditech Financial LLC PLAINTIFF Vs. Lulia Flores; et. al. DEFENDANTS 15 CH 001709 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 9/28/2016, John Zaruba, the Sheriff of DuPage County, Illinois will on 3/30/17 at the hour of 10:00 A.M. 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: LOT 20 IN BLOCK 11 IN HOME ADDITION TO ADDISON, BEING A SUBDIVISION OF PART OF THE EAST 1/2 OF SECTION 28, TOWNSHIP 40 NORTH, RANGE 11, EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED JUNE 15, 1926 AS DOCUMENT 215640, IN DUPAGE COUNTY, ILLINOIS. PIN 03-28-402-003-0000 Improved with Single Family Home COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 9 S. Wisconsin Avenue Addison, IL 60101 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 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For information: Examine the court file or contact Plaintiff’s attorney: Codilis & Associates, P.C., 15W030 North Frontage Road, Suite 100, Burr Ridge, IL 60527, (630) 794-9876. Please refer to file number

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14-15-15594. I714935 (Published in the Addison Independent, Bensenville Independent & Villa Park Independent Feb. 16, 23 & March 2, 2017) 272244 LEGAL NOTICE/PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on Monday, March 6, 2017 at 6:30 P.M., the Community Development Commission of the Village of Bensenville, Du Page and Cook Counties, will hold a Public Hearing to review Case No. 2017 – 02 to consider a request for: Conditional Use Permit for Outdoor Storage, Municipal Code Section 10 – 9A – 3; and Variances from Municipal Code Sections: 10 – 11 – 8A Parking and Outdoor Storage in Front Yard, and 10 – 12 – 2D – 1 Screening of Outdoor Storage, and 10 – 12 – 2 Landscape Strip, and 10 – 14 – 11 – 3b Fence located in front and side yard and fence height, and 10 – 11 – 12D Trailer parking space size. at 600 Eagle Drive, Bensenville, IL 60106 in an existing I – 1 Office/Research/Assembly/Industrial district. The Public Hearing will be held in the Village Board Room at Village Hall, 12 S. Center Street, Bensenville, IL. The Legal Description of the property is as follows: PARCEL 1 LOT 31 IN O’HARE METROPOLITAN INDUSTRIAL DISTRICT-UNIT 3, BEING A SUBDIVISION OF PART OF SECTIONS 11 AND 14, TOWNSHIP 40 NORTH, RANGE 11, EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED OCTOBER 4, 1972 AS DOCUMENT R72-60677; ALSO LOT 14, IN O’HARE METROPOLITAN INDUSTRIAL DISTRICT-UNIT 2, A RESUBDIVISION OF PARTS OF LOTS 1, 2, 3, 8 AND 10 AND ALL OF LOT 9

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IN HENRY D. FRANZEN’S DIVISION OF LAND IN SECTION 11, TOWNSHIP 40 NORTH, RANGE 11, EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT OF SAID O’HARE METROPOLITAN INDUSTRIAL DISTRICT-UNIT 2, RECORDED SEPTEMBER 14, 1971 AS DOCUMENT R71-46718, ALL IN DUPAGE COUNTY, ILLINOIS. PARCEL 2 LOT 13 (EXCEPT THE WEST 42 FEET AS MEASURED ON THE NORTH LINE THEREOF) IN O’HARE METROPOLITAN INDUSTRIAL DISTRICT-UNIT 2, A RESUBDIVISION OF PARTS OF LOTS 1, 2, 3, 8 AND 10 AND ALL OF LOT 9 IN HENRY D. FRANZEN’S DIVISION OF LAND IN SECTION 11, TOWNSHIP 40 NORTH, RANGE 11, EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT OF SAID O’HARE METROPOLITAN INDUSTRIAL DISTRICT-UNIT 2, RECORDED SEPTEMBER 14, 1971 AS DOCUMENT R71-46718, ALL IN DUPAGE COUNTY, ILLINOIS. Commonly known as 600 Eagle Drive, Bensenville, IL 60106 Prologis of 1100 6250 N River Road, Ste 1100, Rosemont, IL 60018 is the owner and applicant for the subject property for this CDC Case No. 2017 - 02 and Public Hearing. Any individual with a disability requiring a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in any public meeting held under the authority of the Village of Bensenville should contact the Village Clerk, Village of Bensenville, 12 S. Center St., Bensenville, Illinois 60106, (630) 7668200, at least three (3) days in advance of the meeting. Applicant’s application and supporting documentation may be examined by any interested parties in the office of the Community and Economic Development Department, Monday through Friday, in the Village Hall, 12 South Center Street, Bensenville, IL 60106. All interested parties may attend and will be heard at the Public Hearing. Written comments will be accepted by the Community and Economic Development Department through March 6, 2017 until 5:00 P.M. Office of the Village Clerk Village of Bensenville (Published in the Addison Independent, Bensenville Independent & Villa Park Independent Feb. 16, 2017) 272471

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read for following: Music in the Park Series Concert Staging The Village of Bensenville (“Village”) is seeking the complete provision of Concert Staging for events scheduled over 11 dates in summer 2017, from an established professional firm with extensive experience in providing dependable and sturdy stages to municipal and private sector shows. Plans, specifications and bid forms can be found at www.bensenville.il.us under “Business” tab; or can be requested from Robert Flood, Assistant Director of Recreation by e-mail to bflood@bensenville. il.us. or by telephoning 630-594-1134; or by calling in person during Village business hours at The Edge Ice Arena, 735 E Jefferson St., Bensenville, Illinois 60106. 630-766-8888 All bids shall be accompanied by a Bid Bond or Cashier’s Check made payable to the Village of Bensenville for not less than ten percent (10%) of the bid amount. Ilsa Rivera-Trujillo Village Clerk (Published in the Addison Independent, Bensenville Independent & Villa Park Independent Feb. 16, 2017) 272464

LEGAL NOTICE Official notice is hereby given that Sealed Bids will be received in the Office of the Village Clerk, 12 S. Center, Bensenville IL 60106 until 11:00 a.m. local time on Friday, March 3rd, 2017, and then at said office publically opened and read for following: Music in the Park Series Concert Sound and Lighting The Village of Bensenville (“Village”) is seeking the complete provision of Concert Sound and Lightingfor events scheduled over 11 dates in summer 2017, from an established professional firm with extensive experience in providing dependable and sturdy sound and lighting equipment to municipal and private sector shows. Plans, specifications and bid forms can be found at www.bensenville.il.us under “Business” tab; or can be requested from Robert Flood, Assistant Director of Recreation by e-mail to bflood@bensenville. il.us. or by telephoning 630-594-1134; or by calling in person during Village business hours at The Edge Ice Arena, 735 E Jefferson St., Bensenville, Illinois 60106. 630-766-8888 All bids shall be accompanied by a Bid Bond or Cashier’s Check made payable to the Village of Bensenville for not less than ten percent (10%) of the bid amount. Ilsa Rivera-Trujillo Village Clerk (Published in the Addison Independent, Bensenville Independent & Villa Park Independent Feb. 16, 2017) 272465

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 18TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DUPAGE COUNTY - WHEATON, ILLINOIS Ditech Financial LLC PLAINTIFF Vs. Lulia Flores; et. al. DEFENDANTS 15 CH 001709 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 9/28/2016, John Zaruba, the Sheriff of DuPage County, Illinois will on 3/30/17 at the hour of 10:00 A.M. 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 03-28-402-003-0000 Improved with Single Family Home COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 9 S. Wisconsin Avenue Addison, IL 60101 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 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For information: Examine the court file or contact Plaintiff’s attorney: Codilis & Associates, P.C., 15W030 North Frontage Road, Suite 100, Burr Ridge, IL 60527, (630) 7949876. Please refer to file number 14-15-15594. I714935 (Published in the Addison Independent, Bensenville Independent & Villa Park Independent Feb. 16, 23 & March 2, 2017) 272245

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Raja and Rep. Mike Gallagher launch bipartisan middle class jobs caucus

Congressmen Raja Krishnamoorthi (DIL) and Mike Gallagher (R-WI) announced their creation and launch of the Middle Class Jobs Caucus. The group will work to find bipartisan solutions to the key issues facing America’s middle class and working families such as job creation, wage increases, and economic growth. “Every era of prosperity in our history has been built on a thriving middle class. In the plainest terms, middle-class jobs mean a strong America,” said Rep. Krishnamoorthi. “This caucus will help to create those jobs through SUBMITTED PHOTO The Independent focusing on key issues Congressmen Raga Krishnamoorthi (D-IL) and facing working famiMike Gallagher (R-WI) lies, such as strengthening our job training and infrastructure.” In response to launching the Caucus today, Rep. Gallagher said “Addressing the needs of our middle class and working families is not a partisan issue and it urgently requires a common-sense, bipartisan solution. I look forward to working with Rep. Krishnamoorthi to advocate for our citizens who are doing their best to work and raise a family in this country.” Rep. Gallagher continued, “I highly encourage my colleagues in the 115th Congress to join us in our effort to create better paying jobs and kick start the economy so that all Americans have the ability to flourish.”

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