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Illinois Senate passes broader K2 ban CDC: 99 percent of cannabinoid cases have occurred in Illinois
In the wake of a wave of deaths The measure, Senate Bill 2341, make synthetics subject to emergen- a Class 3 felony charge, while those The measure passed the Senate related to synthetic cannabis over- would add all synthetic cannabinoids cy controlled substance scheduling. charged with simple possession without opposition. It is scheduled for doses, the Illinois Senate approved to the Controlled Substances Act and Manufacturers would be subject to would face a Class 4 felony. consideration in the House. a plan b to broaden the classification of such drugs, which often skirt the law through minute tweaks to their formulae.
We can’t afford to be stuck in a cycle of reacting to these irresponsible and deadly chemistry experiments.”
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Elmhurst, Oakton Community Colleges sign two transfer agreements gram that will enable students to concurrently pursue an associate degree from Oakton and a bachelor’s degree from Elmhurst. “It’s all about better serving students by determining their needs and figuring out how we, as administrators and faculty, can work together to provide opportunities for them to reach their full potential,” said Elm-
Guerrieri named Chief of Investigations for State’s Attorney
Bob has had, and continues to enjoy, a distinguished and exemplary career in law enforcement.” – Robert Berlin
As Chief, Guerrieri will supervise nine investigators and support staff responsible for all investigations of criminal offenses, service of subpoenas, summons, warrants and evidence preparation among other duties. “Bob has had, and continues to enjoy, a distinguished and exemplary career in law enforcement,” Berlin said.
NCHSS ranks most dangerous cities in U.S.
The National Council for Home Safety and Security released their Top 100 Most Dangerous Cities in America ranking for 2018. The top ten most dangerous cities (per average rate of violent crime, per 100,000 people) are: 1. East St. Louis, Illinois 2. Darby Borough, Pennsylvania 3. Opa Locka, Florida 4. Florida City, Florida 5. Flint, Michigan 6. Detroit, Michigan 7. Saginaw City, Michigan 8. College Park, Georgia 9. Prichard, Alabama 10. West Memphis, Arkansas The FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting database was consulted and crime reports were downloaded for the years 2010-2014 (the most recent years available) for multiple jurisdictions. This database is restricted to agencies that serve at least 10,000 people. After eliminating data for any jurisdiction that was purely “regional” (not a municipality), not present at least 3 of the 5 years, or with multiple missing entries, 3,482 towns/cities remained for analysis. More information can be found in the methodology section. The report was formally released on May 7, 2018.
In addition, Berlin announced the promotion of Special Investigator Dave Zdan to Deputy Chief of Investigations. He also named former Naperville Police Department Patrol Watch Commander John McAnally as the Office’s newest Investigator.
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Bensenville Community Spring Carnival coming May 17-20 The Bensenville Community Spring Carnival will take place Thursday, May 17 through Sunday, May 20 in the parking lot area of the Deer Grove Leisure Center located at 1000 W. Wood Street. This annual fundraiser will benefit Bensenville schools and community outreach programs, and will feature hours of entertainment for all ages, as well as provide exclusive time for children and adults with disabilities and their families. The Carnival will feature local food vendors that will provide a variety of carnival favorites from marinated steak, pork and chicken tacos to pizza and calzones. Food vendors include Fratello’s Pizzeria, Taqueria El Toreo, Green St. Grille and El Campeon Pina Colada. Fenton High School students will also be on hand to serve up and sell delicious cheeseburgers. In addition to providing a variety of food items, Green St. Grille will be hosting and serving beer in a designated area on the Carnival grounds. Along with fun carnival rides geared to all ages, entertainment and live music will be present throughout the Spring Carnival. Friday evening’s live music will feature Arterial Roads, playing 80s and 90s favorites from 5-7 p.m. and Projecto 7 will be sure to get the crowd up and dancing to salsa and Latin jazz music from 7:30-10pm. Carnival attendees on Saturday late afternoon will enjoy the popular Mariachi Universal from 4:30-5:30 p.m., and the evening entertainment will feature R-Gang who will perform R&B, soul and funk favorites from 7:30-10 p.m. Additional
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These children had a good time at the 2017 Community Carnival in Bensenville. This year’s event takes place May 17-20 at the Deer Grove Leisure Center.
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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. May 8, 8:02 p.m. in the 100 block of W. Main St., John C. Guzman-Leyva, 22, of Bensenville, was arrested for an outstanding in-state warrant. BV18005560 May 7, 9:02 a.m. in the 400 block of S. Addison St., Nikolas C. Goumotsios, 32, of Bensenville, turned himself in for an outstanding in-state warrant. BV18005479 May 7, 6:31 p.m. in the 300 block of W. St., Candice L. Grooms, 55, of Bensenville, was arrested for disorderly conduct. BV18005401 May 6, 4:09 p.m. in the 1100 block of David Drive, a 42-year-old Bensenville man was arrested for domestic battery, assault and interfering with reporting domestic violence. BV18005457 May 6, 5:27 p.m. in the 100 block of S. York Road, a complainant reported that an unknown suspect stole a boat that was stored in the business parking lot. This case is under investigation. BV18005458 May 5, 5:49 p.m. in the 600 block of E. Jefferson St., a complainant
reported that an unknown suspect smashed the rear window of her vehicle. This case is under investigation. BV18005401 May 5, 6:41 p.m. in the 100 block of E. George St., a 69-year-old Bensenville man was arrested for domestic battery. BV18005407 May 5, 8:54 p.m. near Church Road and Grand Avenue a juvenile was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol, no driver’s license, illegal transportation of alcoholic liquor and failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident. BV18005410 May 4, 9:18 a.m. in the 100 block of Foster Avenue, Tyler B. Randall, 28, of Downers Grove, was arrested for theft. BV18005338 May 4, 12:27 a.m. near Center Street and Irving Park Road, Iscely R. Antoriano, 24 of Wheaton, was arrested for driving under the influence, illegal transportation of alcoholic liquor, texting while driving and improper lane usage. BV18005324 May 3, 9:44 a.m. in the 100 block of N. Addison St., a complainant reported that an unknown suspect broke his garage window and took a gas can. This case is under investigation. BV18005297 May 3, 12:04 p.m. in the 200 block of W. Main St., a complainant reported that an unknown suspect stole a metal loading plate. This case is under investigation. BV18005302
tainment line-up, food vendors list, For more information, contact and ticket information is available Geri Johnson at the Park District at 630-766-7015, Ext. 2004. on bensenvilleparkdistrict.org.
Bensenville library to receive new funds from SOS grants Secretary of State Jesse White has announced more than $15 million in funding to libraries statewide through Illinois Public Library Per Capita and Equalization Aid Grants. Among those libraries is the Bensenville Public Library, which is slated to receive $26,761.25. Per Capita grants help fund library expenses such as materials, personnel, equipment, electronic access,
telecommunications and technology. Equalization Aid grants help qualifying public libraries with a low library tax base ensure a minimum level of funding for library services. “Libraries provide valuable services for people of all walks of life,” Senator Don Harmon (D-Oak Park) said. “These grants will help make sure libraries maintain their central place in our communities.”
Addison Trail hosts second Poetry Slam On April 24, Addison Trail hosted its second Poetry Slam of the 201718 school year. Students who participated shared their original works in the first two rounds of competition and then competed in a lightning round, where they had five minutes to write a poem based on a provided topic. The students included: senior Fiona Levesque (1st place), senior Julia Bellock (2nd place), senior Lucio Delgado, senior Gabe Hernandez, freshman Julian Hernandez, senior Jay Roby, junior Nabira Siddiqui and senior Callie Weigelt. The top three finishers received gift cards and the champion was given a trophy as well. English teacher and Writing Center aide Claire Shoup and Writing Center aide Leslie Akacich served as judges for the event. Last semester’s winner, junior Isea Cabrera, also
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Pictured is Addison Trail senior Fiona Levesque, who is the winner of Addison Trail’s second Poetry Slam of the 2017-18 school year, which took place on April 24.
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Police Reports Area police departments 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.
the 400 block of W. Division. Police said that between 5 and 6:45 p.m., an unknown suspect discharged a firearm approximately two times and shattered the rear windshield of a vehicle parked on the street. A male juvenile from Villa Park was issued a citation for unlawful consumption of alcohol in the 1600 block of S. Ardmore at around 11:19 p.m.
Addison May 6 Sipriano A. Tomas-Garcia, 46, of Addison, was charged with DUI sub- May 4 sequent to investigating an accident Brian A. Luce, 34, of Bakcerville, in the 900 block of Sumner Drive at Va., was issued citations for possesaround 10:35 p.m. sion of cannabis and littering in the 400 block of E. St. Charles at around May 5 8:03 a.m. Jorge E. Gomez, 36, of Glen ElMichael Allen McCabe, 23, of Villyn, was issued a citation for criminal la Park, was issued a citation for postrespass to real property in the 1-100 session of cannabis and charged with block of Michael Lane at around driving while license revoked and no 8:16 p.m. Police said Gomez entered front license plate near Monterey and upon property after receiving notice Wildwood at around 1:54 a.m. that such entry was forbidden. May 3 May 4 Jennifer A. Chojnacki, 44, of ChiMisael Ortega, 18, of Bensenville, cago, was charged with theft in the was charged with violation of a bail 700 block of S. Route 83 on Feb. 20. bond in the 600 block of W. Beach The original complaint and arrest Drive at around 11:09 a.m. Police warrant were issued May 3. said Ortega entered upon protected Criminal damage was reported in property, violating his bail bond con- the 1-100 block of E. St. Charles. dition. Police said that between noon April 24 and 8 a.m. May 3, an unknown Villa Park suspect(s) damaged a window and May 5 the stucco around the window on the A 43-year-old Villa Park man was north side of the building with some charged with two counts of domestic type of BB or pellet gun. battery in the 700 block of W. Merle Alicia J. McGee, 20, of Lombard, at around 12:04 a.m. was issued citations for possession Criminal damage was reported in of cannabis and possession of drug
paraphernalia, and was charged with driving while license suspended, improper lighting and no insurance near Roosevelt and Westmore at 12:58 a.m. Richard B. Boezio, Jr., 21, of Lombard and Vincenzo Spano, 21, of West Chicago, were both charged with two counts of battery in the 1-100 block of W. Roosevelt on March 4. The original complaints and arrest warrants were issued on May 2.
200 block of E. Roosevelt at around 12:55 a.m. Police said an unknown male suspect removed several boxes of allergy medication from the display shelf and left the store without paying for items.
around 12:59 a.m. April 29 Dominic J. Ranieri, 18, of Villa Park, was issued a citation for possession of cannabis near Harvard and Park at around 3:42 p.m.
April 15 April 30 Lauren E.R. Bassett, 18, of Declan P. Hurley, 22, of Villa Park, was charged with disorderly Bloomingdale, was charged with conduct in the 600 block of S. Har- leaving the scene of an accident involving damage to attended vevard at around 4:01 p.m. Kathy Y. James, 51, of Lom- hicle, failure to give information to bard, was charged with DUI, illegal owner after striking an unattended transportation of alcohol, use of an vehicle or property and failure to May 1 Jose M. Pineda-Fuentes, 45, of electronic communication device report an accident to police authorVilla Park, was charged with two while driving and no insurance in ity by a driver near Park and Adcounts of DUI and disobeying a the 1000 block of S. Westmore at dison between 12:01 and 5:58 a.m. traffic control device near Roosevelt and Ardmore at around 1:48 a.m. A female juvenile from Villa Park was charged with two counts of battery and criminal damage to property in the 300 block of N. Altorfer Holdings Inc. has acquired Patten Industries, Inc., the Iowa at 3:44 p.m., while a second Caterpillar® dealer in northern Illinois and northwest Indiana. The female juvenile from Villa Park acquisition expands the Caterpillar service territory currently managed was charged with battery in the by the Altorfer family. The Altorfer family also operates and manages same location between 4 and 5 p.m. Altorfer Inc., the Caterpillar dealer in eastern Iowa, northeast Missouri Retail theft was reported at a and central Illinois. convenience store at around 11:56 “I am excited and humbled by the opportunity to welcome the a.m. Police said an unknown male dedicated employees of Patten Ind. into the Altorfer family,” said suspect removed beer from the disDerek Altorfer, president of both companies. “Together we will build play cooler and left the store withupon the traditions of both companies in addition to providing a level out paying for the items. of customer service unmatched by anyone else.” Criminal damage was reported Together, the companies bring 147 years of experience to serving in the 300 block of N. Ardmore. Caterpillar customers. Police said that between 6:30 a.m. “We look forward to serving customers in northern Illinois and and 6:30 p.m., an unknown suspect northwest Indiana and pledge to bring ownership and operational smashed out the rear window of a efficiencies to help enhance their success” said Bruce Altorfer, vehicle parked in the lot. chairman, Altorfer Inc. Retail theft was reported in the
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District honors volunteers at annual awards banquet The Forest Preserve District of DuPage County recently honored its corps of dedicated volunteers at its annual volunteer appreciation celebration. Last fiscal year 870 full-time, 978 group and 407 one-time volunteers contributed more than 59,449 hours with an in-kind value of $1.5 million. “We are extremely grateful to all our volunteers for their help connecting people to nature,” said District President Joe Cantore. “Our volunteers help make it all possible and are the backbone of all our efforts.”
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Public Notice LEGAL NOTICE/PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on Tuesday, June 5, 2018 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. 2018 – 09 to consider a request for: Conditional Use Permit; Electronic Message Center sign Municipal Code Section 10 – 18 – 6 – 1 and; Variance, Monument Sign Number Permitted Municipal Code Section 10 – 18 – 11A – 2b – 1 and; Variance, Monument Sign Height Municipal Code Section 10 – 18 – 11A – 2d – 1 and; Variance, Wall Signs Number Permitted Municipal Code Section 10 – 18 – 11A – 2b – 2. 101 West Irving Park Road is in a C – 2 Highway Commercial District. The Public Hearing will be held in the Village Board Room at Village Hall, 12 S. Center Street, Bensenville, IL. The Legal Description is as follows: LOT 3 (EXCEPT THAT PART OF LOT 3 LYING SOUTHERLY OF THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED LINE: COMMENCING AT A POINT ON THE WEST LINE OF SAID LOT, 40.176 FEET NORTH OF THE SOUTHWEST CORNER THEREOF; THENCE EASTERLY ALONG A LINE FORMING AN ANGLE OF 88 DEGREES 54 MINUTES 35 SECONDS FROM NORTH TO EAST WITH THE WEST LINE OF SAID LOT, A DISTANCE OF 255.285 FEET; THENCE EASTERLY ALONG THE ARC OF A CIRCLE OF A 5769.65 FOOT RADIUS, CONVEX NORTHERLY AND TANGENT TO THE LAST DESCRIBED LINE, 33.415 FEET TO A POINT ON THE EAST LINE OF SAID LOT 3 THAT IS 40.205 FEET NORTH OF THE SOUTHEAST CORNER THEREOF; AND FURTHER EXCEPTING THE NORTH 120.00 FEET OF SAID LOT 3), IN C. A. FRANZEN’S SUBDIVISION OF THE EAST 20.15 CHAINS (1329.9 FEET) OF THAT PART OF THE NORTHEAST 114 OF SECTION 14, TOWNSHIP 40 NORTH, RANGE 11 EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, LYING NORTH OF THE CENTER OF IRVING PARK BOULEVARD, AND SOUTH OF THE NORTH 461. 77 FEET THEREOF, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED NOVEMBER 11, 1919 AS DOCUMENT 139197, IN DUPAGE COUNTY, ILLINOIS. (EXCEPT THEREFROM THAT PART CONVEYED TO THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS BY DEED RECORDED DEC. 6, 2011 DOCUMENT R2011-148746) Commonly known as 101 West Irving Park Road, Bensenville, IL 60106. Makin Land Company of 33978 North U.S. Highway 45, Gages Lake, IL 60030 is the owner and Image FX Corp of 16W109 83rd Street, Burr Ridge, IL 60527 the applicant for the subject property. 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, IL 60106, (630) 766-8200, 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 June 5, 2018 until 5:00 P.M. Office of the Village Clerk Village of Bensenville (Published in the Bensenville Independent May 17, 2018) 316000
LEGAL NOTICE/PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on Tuesday, June 5, 2018 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. 2018 – 08 to consider a request for: Amendment to Conditional Use Permit, Ordinance No. 53A – 2012 and; Variance, Truck fueling station stacking Municipal Code Section 10 – 11 – 11E. 601 N IL Route 83 is in a C – 2 Highway Commercial District. The Public Hearing will be held in the Village Board Room at Village Hall, 12 S. Center Street, Bensenville, IL. The Legal Description is as follows: THE SOUTH 396 FEET, AS MEASURED ON THE WEST LINE OF THE WEST 660 FEET, AS MEASURED ON THE SOUTH LINE OF THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF THE NORTHWEST QUARTER OF SECTION 11, TOWNSHIP 40 NORTH, RANGE 11 EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, (EXCEPT THAT PART TAKEN OR DEDICATED FOR ROADWAY PURPOSES) IN DUPAGE COUNTY, ILLINOIS. Commonly known as 601 N IL Route 83, Bensenville, IL 60106. Thorntons, Inc. of 2600 James Thornton way, Louisville, KY 40245 is the owner and Kimley-Horn and Associates, Inc. of 1001 Warrenville Road, IL 60532 the applicant for the subject property. 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, IL 60106, (630) 766-8200, 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 June 5, 2018 until 5:00 P.M. Office of the Village Clerk Village of Bensenville (Published in the Bensenville Independent May 17, 2018) 315999 LEGAL NOTICE/PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on Tuesday, June 5, 2018 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. 2018 – 11 to consider a request for: Variance, Fence in corner side yard Municipal Code Section 10 – 14 – 11E – 1b. 202 South Mason Street is in a RS – 5 High Density Single Family District. The Public Hearing will be held in the Village Board Room at Village Hall, 12 S. Center Street, Bensenville, IL. The Legal Description is as follows: LOT 40 IN W.F. FRANZEN’S SUBDIVISION ‘C’, OF THE WEST 380.00 FEET OF THE EAST 1,380.50 FEET OF THAT PART OF THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF SECTION 14, TOWNSHIP 40 NORTH, RANGE 11, EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, LYING SOUTH OF THE SOUTH LINE OF WOOD AVENUE, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED JULY 8, 1938 AS DOCUMENT NUMBER 391157, IN DUPAGE COUNTY, ILLINOIS. Commonly known as 202 South Mason Street, Bensenville, IL 60106. Celia Fernandez of 202 South Mason Street, Bensenville, IL 60106 is the owner and applicant for the subject property.
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, IL 60106, (630) 766-8200, 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 June 5, 2018 until 5:00 P.M. Office of the Village Clerk Village of Bensenville (Published in the Bensenville Independent May 17, 2018) 316002 LEGAL NOTICE/PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on Tuesday, June 5, 2018 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. 2018 – 13 to consider a request for: Conditional Use Permit, Electronic Message Center sign Municipal Code Section 10 – 18 – 6 – 1B and; Variance, Percentage Municipal Code Section 10 – 18 – 6 – 1A – 2. 865 South Church Road is in a RS – 4 Medium High Density Single Family District. The Public Hearing will be held in the Village Board Room at Village Hall, 12 S. Center Street, Bensenville, IL. The Legal Description is as follows: THE WEST 774.52 FEET OF THE EAST 1106.06 FEET OF THE SOUTH 492.12 FEET OF THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF SECTION 23, TOWNSHIP 40 NORTH, RANGE 11 EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, IN DUPAGE COUNTY, ILLINOIS. Commonly known as 865 South Church Road, Bensenville, IL 60106. Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church of 865 South Church Road, Bensenville, IL 60106 is the owner and applicant for the subject property. 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, IL 60106, (630) 766-8200, 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 June 5, 2018 until 5:00 P.M. Office of the Village Clerk Village of Bensenville (Published in the Bensenville Independent May 17, 2018) 316004
Secretary of State Jesse White has announced more than $15 million in funding to libraries statewide through Illinois Public Library Per Capita and Equalization Aid Grants. Among those libraries is the Addison Public Library, which is slated to receive $46,177.50. Per Capita grants help fund library expenses such as materials, personnel, equipment, electronic access,
telecommunications and technology. Equalization Aid grants help qualifying public libraries with a low library tax base ensure a minimum level of funding for library services. “Libraries provide valuable services for people of all walks of life,” Senator Don Harmon (D-Oak Park) said. “These grants will help make sure libraries maintain their central place in our communities.”
Leiber to present Mixed Media Workshop A Mixed Media Workshop with artist Annette Perone Leiber will be held at Addison Trail High School in conjunction with her exhibit in the Addison Center for the Arts Gallery, “Past & Present Inspirations,” now on display through June 15, 2018. The workshop will take place Friday, June 8 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Art Department of Addison Trail High School, 213 No. Lombard Rd. Attendees should bring acrylic
paints and older brushes. Canvas and all other materials will be supplied. Fee: $25 per person, deadline to register June 1, 2018. Space is limited. Make checks payable to Addison Center for the Arts. Sign up by calling the ACA at 630-458-4500 or 630-250-9407. This workshop is partially supported by the Illinois Arts Council Agency through the National Endowment for the Arts.
6th annual ‘Don of Sports’ Addison Cup Golf Invitational at Links & Tees May 26
The 6th annual “Don of Sports” Addison Cup Golf Invitational—featuring four of Addison’s finest golfers competing to win the Invitational championship—will be held Saturday, May 26, at the Links & Tees Golf Facility course in Addison, 900 W. Lake, beginning at 11 a.m. The four golfers invited to compete for this year’s championship includes Pat Bruni, Patrick Hartnett, Greg Pinns and defending champion Ron Bruns. The winner of the 9-hole event, hosted by Addison resident Don Fig-
arelli—better known as the “Don of Sports” who hosts “The Addison Sports Special” on ACTV and also hosts a monthly podcast—will have his name engraved on a trophy. The tournament will begin with Boy Scout Troop 420 presenting the colors. Isabelle Figarelli will then sing the National Anthem. Addison Mayor Rich Veenstra will hit the ceremonial first ball. Part of the proceeds from the Addison Cup Golf Invitational will benefit the Addison Park District Foundation.
Abraham graduates from Cedarville Leno Abraham of Addison graduated from Cedarville University on Saturday, May 5 with a degree in Pharmaceutical Science.
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District 88 Board awards David Koch scholarships During its April 30 meeting, the District 88 Board of Education named Addison Trail senior Angela Addante and Willowbrook senior Syeda Lubna Shah as the recipients of the David Koch/Board of Education Scholarship for the 2017-18 school year. Read more about Addante at dupage88.net/ site/page/7968 and more about Shah at dupage88.net/site/page/8161. Since spring 1984, the David Koch/ Board of Education Scholarship has been given in honor of former District 88 Superintendent Dr. David Koch. Koch retired as superintendent in June 1983 and completed 35 years of service to the district. He also was the first
principal of Addison Trail. Scholarship recipients are chosen from the 18 students named as 88’s Best during the school year. The District 88 Board of Education and administration created the 88’s Best award to highlight students’ success. That award recognizes nine Addison Trail and nine Willowbrook students each school year for reaching their personal best in various areas. Recipients are honored during a District 88 Board of Education meeting in one of the following areas: academics, highly improved performance, extracurricular activities, service work or performing arts/ electives.
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they tell us, anyway. Thing is, what type of adventure isn’t specified so I guess we are left to our own devices. Most of us would welcome a non-stop, exciting, inspiring all-expense-paid and anything-but-banal adventure. Truth is, some things are easier said than done. There are practically an infinite number of real-life non-adventuresome adventures that can (and do) interfere and impede our ability to experience the jaw-dropping, isn’tthis-the-best adventures that we’d choose if given the choice. Getting the garbage to the curb on the right day. Paying the mortgage each month. Scheduling a dental appointment. Making the bed. Dirty laundry. Dirty toilets. Moldy cheese. Changing the oil in the mini van. Changing the sheets. Bird poop on your windshield. Dog poop in the yard. Metaphorical poop in the least wanted of places. Dust bunnies everywhere. Every day life. It may not feel anything remotely close to an adventure, but it can be. It’s all what we make of it. Why not make yours adventuriffic? Let’s say you have to take the garbage down to the street every Monday. This is a reality at my house. The task might not seem thrilling, but my husband has found a way to create adventures in garbage. (Sounds messy!) Each week he challenges himself to see how many bags of household rubbish he can squeeze into our trash container. Ditto that for the recycling receptacle. Last week was a new record for him (and my sons who are called upon to help squish and sometimes stomp the trash).
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I honestly think it was one of By the highlights JILL of his weekend. PERTLER At least it made Slices him smile. of Life Adventures will do that for you. I find joy when I do a sock-load of laundry and end up with no errant mismatches. Likewise when I go to look for the masking tape and it is in its assigned drawer and not under a couch or in someone’s car. Double that for a sharpened pencil with the eraser still attached. Adventures in the mundane – why not take them and make them whenever and wherever you can get them? Not all adventures have to be mundane. That would be pretty boring. You can create the adventures of your choosing. Grab the steering wheel; kick it into high gear and take charge. Jump in the deep end. Jump in the shallow end. Ride a roller coaster. Ride a merry-go-round. Apply for a new job. Keep an old one. Tell a joke. Laugh at a joke. Paint the kitchen. Watch paint dry. Race a gokart. Practice parallel parking. Adopt a rescue pet. Go fishing. Meet a friend for lunch. Pay it forward. Plant a garden. Book a trip. Read a book. Learn to make mozzarella. Make a candle. Burn the candle at both ends. Go to a game. Play in the game. Take a walk with your spouse. Hold hands. Fall in love for the first time. Fall in love for the last time. Tell someone you love them. Tell someone you love them every day for 10, 20 or 50-plus years. Make it what it can be. Life is an adventure right there in front of us ready for the taking. Pursue it in your own way. Banal or thrilling it’s your choice. Define it for yourself and then go for it. You’ve not a minute to waste. Cheesy, yes. But sometimes cheese speaks the truth. 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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446 W 2nd, Elmhurst
446 W 2nd, Elmhurst
Meticulously maintained inside & out, the original owners have constantly updated this home w/ today’s finishes & decor throughout. Updates include, a fully finished basement w/ 5th bed, full bath, media room, game area, & wet bar, completely $799,900 OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY 1-3PM
Meticulously maintained inside & out, the original owners have constantly updated this home w/ today’s finishes & decor throughout. Updates include, a fully finished basement w/ 5th bed, full bath, media room, game area, & wet bar, completely remodeled master bathroom, new carpet & paint, professional landscaping & paver patio, blue stone entryway, & exterior lighting, refinished HWF’s, refinished windows, family room fireplace w/ built-ins & gas fireplace, kitchen backsplash, & high-end window treatments throughout. Offering 5 beds, 3.5 baths, master w/ spa bath, his/hers WIC’s & attached bonus room, 1st floor office/playroom, 2 car attached garage. $799,900
Elegant Custom Home!
Elegant Custom Home!
Gorgeous curb appeal with an all brick & stone exterior featuring stucco, copper & cedar accents. Inviting foyer with 2story entry opens to the elegantly appointed living and dining room. Gourmet kitchen features walls of custom cabinetry, $875,000 FIRST OFFERING!
Family Home in Heart of Town!
Family Home in Heart of Town!
This 4 bed, 3.5 bath home is the perfect place to raise your family. It boasts a spacious, updated kitchen w/ an eat-in area next to the cozy FR overlooking a beautiful patio & backyard. The DR is great for formal dinners & the LR provides $619,000 FIRST OFFERING!
This 4 bed, 3.5 bath home is the perfect place to raise your family. It boasts a spacious, updated kitchen w/ an eat-in area next to the cozy FR overlooking a beautiful patio & backyard. The DR is great for formal dinners & the LR provides additional space to relax. Upstairs you’ll find 4 large bdrms & 2 full baths including an en suite master bath. A huge, finished bsmnt provides any extra space you might need. Rest assured knowing this home has been taken care of including many recent improvements such as a new roof & CAC. Act soon so you can enjoy relaxing by the pool w/ friends & family this summer! $619,000
Expanded Cape Cod
Expanded Cape Cod
Expanded cape cod on sought after Mitchell Ave in Elmhurst. Located on historic block of homes, 1 block from the IL Prairie Path and walkable to downtown Elmhurst. The original home has had a rear 2-story addition with master suite, 1st floor
Buying in Elmhurst doesn’t have to break the bank. This lovingly maintained split-level offers 3 bedrooms, 3 levels of living space, and award winning schools for an affordable price. With newer windows and utilities and expert brick
Buying in Elmhurst doesn’t have to break the bank. This lovingly maintained split-level offers 3 bedrooms, 3 levels of living space, and award winning schools for an affordable price. With newer windows and utilities and expert brick masonry, there’s little doubt that this is a solid house. Being minutes from Mariano’s, Crescent Park, elementary and middle schools, and major highways this home is an ideal starter home for a new family. $295,000
$295,000 FIRST OFFERING!
Steps to Town!
Steps to Town!
On the fringe of downtown Elmhurst, this American 4-Square sits on a premium 65 x 190 lot & was completely renovated w/ 2-story addition in 2010. Large front porch to open concept first floor - family rm w/ surround sound, fireplace, built-ins,
In the home stretch! A month out from completion for this rare, new construction home in Crescent Park. Steps from the IL Prairie Path and walking distance to Washington Park and Blue Ribbon Edison Elementary and Sandburg JRHS. This
In the home stretch! A month out from completion for this rare, new construction home in Crescent Park. Steps from the IL Prairie Path and walking distance to Washington Park and Blue Ribbon Edison Elementary and Sandburg JRHS. This Craftsman style home features an inviting front porch, hardwood floors throughout, 1st floor office, 3 car attached garage, a huge master suite with his/hers walk-in closets and spa bath, and unique smart home features you won’t find in other new builds in town. Delivery March 2018. $1,199,900
$1,199,900 Crescent Park
First Floor End Unit!
First Floor End Unit!
Bright and cheery first floor end unit. Elevator building. New furnace /CAC. Common areas scheduled for remodeling this spring. Featuring open floor plan with SGD opening to large balcony accessible from MBR as well. Entertainment size DR $175,000
Oversized ranch on a 1/2 acre parcel with a premier cul-desac location in south Elmhurst. Over 3,200 SF + a finished basement & 2.5 car attached garage that backs up to Butterfield Park. The breathtaking views of the backyard
On the fringe of downtown Elmhurst, this American 4-Square sits on a premium 65 x 190 lot & was completely renovated w/ 2-story addition in 2010. Large front porch to open concept first floor - family rm w/ surround sound, fireplace, built-ins, entertainer’s kitchen w/ island, butler’s pantry, full bath, separate formals & 2 fireplaces. 4 beds up w/ master suite, spa bath & laundry. Finished basement - office, 5th bed, & rec room. Outdoors- new Trex deck, 190’ deep lot, playset & 2.5 car garage. Improvements include hardie siding, Pella windows, electrical/ plumbing, & 3-zone HVAC. Walk to everything! $825,000
$825,000 NEW PRICE!
Ready for Occupancy!
Ready for Occupancy!
Expanded cape cod on sought after Mitchell Ave in Elmhurst. Located on historic block of homes, 1 block from the IL Prairie Path and walkable to downtown Elmhurst. The original home has had a rear 2-story addition with master suite, 1st floor family room, and heated sunroom. The home boast 4-5 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, 2 fireplaces, and a finished basement. Newer mechanicals - HVAC 3 yrs ago, complete tear off roof 2 yrs ago, hot water heater in 2009, with newer pella windows and 200 AMP electrical service. Great neighborhood in award-winning Hawthorne/ Sandburg school district and 2 blocks to York HS. $500,000
$500,000 FIRST OFFERING!
Elmhurst under $300k
Elmhurst under $300k
Gorgeous curb appeal with an all brick & stone exterior featuring stucco, copper & cedar accents. Inviting foyer with 2-story entry opens to the elegantly appointed living and dining room. Gourmet kitchen features walls of custom cabinetry, granite counters, high end appliances and large center island. Kitchen opens seamlessly to family room and overlooks pavered patio with professionally landscaped yard. You’ll find beautiful upgrades throughout this pristine home with cherry hardwood flooring, gorgeous millwork featuring archways, lighted tray, vaulted & coffered ceilings, custom cabinetry and antiqued glazed millwork in office. $875,000
Oversized ranch on a 1/2 acre parcel with a premier cul-de-sac location in south Elmhurst. Over 3,200 SF + a finished basement & 2.5 car attached garage that backs up to Butterfield Park. The breathtaking views of the backyard oasis are captured in every room. Huge master suite & family room additions on back with vaulted ceilings, skylights, & direct access to wrap-around deck. Professionally manicured grounds w/ lush, mature landscaping/irrigation system. As spacious as they come, this ranch offers 4 BR’s, 4 full baths, a formal dining room w/ wet bar, 1st floor laundry, tons of storage, & can entertain the largest gatherings all year round. $699,900
Bright and cheery first floor end unit. Elevator building. New furnace /CAC. Common areas scheduled for remodeling this spring. Featuring open floor plan with SGD opening to large balcony accessible from MBR as well. Entertainment size DR and LR. Huge MBR w/private new bath, eat-in kitchen. “Mad men” wet bar. Never ending storage and closet space. Assessment includes heat, gas, water, pool, exercise facility,etc. Party room. Underground parking. Storage unit. In unit W/D!- Home sweet home! $175,000
Heart of Elmhurst
Heart of Elmhurst
Don’t miss out on this center of town Colonial situated on a double lot and walking distance to downtown Elmhurst, Metra, Award winning schools, and all Elmhurst amentities! Separate formal dining room and living room with fireplace. First floor $639,900
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Don’t miss out on this center of town Colonial situated on a double lot and walking distance to downtown Elmhurst, Metra, Award winning schools, and all Elmhurst amentities! Separate formal dining room and living room with fireplace. First floor family room addition. 4 bedrooms up plus a first floor office or potential 5th bedroom/in-law arrangement. Bathrooms on each level, including basement. Hardwood floors, updated kitchen with granite countertops and stainless steel appliance package. 2 car attached garage. 100x150 Lot! $639,900
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Gorgeous 3-Story Home!
Gorgeous 3-Story Home!
Exceptional Home situated on a beautiful block in walking distance to downtown Elmhurst! This elegant home offers 4 levels of luxurious living with a floor plan designed for family and entertaining. Walnut hardwood flooring throughout, beautiful millwork and a grand limestone fireplace. The master bedroom suite features a sitting room with fireplace, vaulted ceilings and coffee/ beverage bar. The master bathroom features a steam room and radiant heated flooring. The spacious and bright third floor can be used as an au-pair suite, guest room, playroom, exercise room or second office. The lower level features a custom wine cellar, 120” retractable projection screen, elegant bar and gorgeous details throughout. Field/Sandburg/York. This stunning home will check off everything on your wish list! $1,285,000
Exceptional Home situated on a beautiful block in walking distance to downtown Elmhurst! This elegant home offers 4 levels of luxurious living with a floor plan designed for family and entertaining. Walnut hardwood flooring throughout, $1,285,000
Turn-key, fully updated split level in South Elmhurst. 3 Bed, 2 Full Bath. Brand new kitchen with gray cabinets, quartz countertops, and stainless steel appliances. Beautiful hardwood floors in living room, dining room, hall and stairs. $445,000 FIRST OFFERING!
Turn-key, fully updated split level in South Elmhurst. 3 Bed, 2 Full Bath. Brand new kitchen with gray cabinets, quartz countertops, and stainless steel appliances. Beautiful hardwood floors in living room, dining room, hall and stairs. Staircase features wrought iron spindle railing. Marble bath upstairs with frameless shower door, custom banjo countertop and full wall framed mirror. Pebbled shower with glass vanity in lower bath. Updated laundry room with slate tile and plenty of storage space. All closets have custom built-ins by California Closets. Additional updates include new roof, doors, windows, central humidifier, and water heater. $445,000
New Jefferson Build
New Jefferson Build
Great location & opportunity to work with Elmhurst’s finest custom home builders. Walking distance to top rated public or private schools -Jefferson or Visitation & to newly renovated Butterfield Park. Top flight finishes, millwork, ceiling details & $1,039,000 WISE INVESTMENT BUILDERS
New Build on Sunnyside
New Build on Sunnyside
Great opportunity to build on one of best streets in the Lincoln school district. Steps from blue ribbon Lincoln school, York HS, the Prairie Path, and the Spring Rd business district. 3880 SF, first floor office, over-sized mudroom, chef’s kitchen with
Great opportunity to build on one of best streets in the Lincoln school district. Steps from blue ribbon Lincoln school, York HS, the Prairie Path, and the Spring Rd business district. 3880 SF, first floor office, over-sized mudroom, chef’s kitchen with island, butler pantry, formal dining, huge family room with fireplace, 3 car garage, 4 large beds up, master suite with his & hers walk-ins, master spa bath with over-sized shower and soaking tub. Ability to finish attic with additional 300 SF of 8 ft height ceiling as well as basement. In for permits. Perfect timing to fully customize everything! Summer 2018 delivery. $1,099,000
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Rare Development Opportunity
1.5+ acres of vacant land in Elmhurst. One of the last and largest undeveloped opportunities in town. 444 feet of frontage on Lake St Frontage road. Site can hold as many as 22 townhomes per current zoning. A great opportunity with a $1,250,000 VACANT LAND
Newer Construction < $600k!
Newer Construction < $600k!
Great value South Elmhurst! Main level features hardwood floors throughout, 2 panel solid core white doors, wrought iron railings on staircase & 2 story foyer. 1st floor living room, formal dining room, kitchen, family room w/ direct vent $599,900 NEW PRICE!
Great value South Elmhurst! Main level features hardwood floors throughout, 2 panel solid core white doors, wrought iron railings on staircase & 2 story foyer. 1st floor living room, formal dining room, kitchen, family room w/ direct vent fireplace, laundry/mudroom & powder room. Beautiful maple cabinets w/ walnut stain & dark glaze in kitchen w/ SS appliances & granite countertops. 4 beds on 2nd level w/ shared hall bath. Private master suite w/ whirlpool tub & large walk in shower. Dual zone HVAC & roughed in central vac. Partial finished basement w/ r/o plumbing for future bath. Fenced in yard with gas line for grill and much much more! $599,900
Great location & opportunity to work with Elmhurst’s finest custom home builders. Walking distance to top rated public or private schools Jefferson or Visitation & to newly renovated Butterfield Park. Top flight finishes, millwork, ceiling details & craftsmanship throughout. Main level offers hardwood floors, butler & walk-in pantry, office, separate dining room & eat-in kitchen with island overlooking family room with fireplace. 4 generous bedrooms up - all with attached bathrooms & 2nd floor laundry. Luxurious master suite with his/hers walk-on closets & spa bath with soaking tub & separate shower. Oversized attached 2.5 car garage. $1,039,000
Rare Development Opportunity 1.5+ acres of vacant land in Elmhurst. One of the last and largest undeveloped opportunities in town. 444 feet of frontage on Lake St Frontage road. Site can hold as many as 22 townhomes per current zoning. A great opportunity with a variety of uses residential SFR or MF, commercial, or industrial. Just around the corner from new Mariano’s grocers site and close to Berens Park/The Hub Splash Park. TIF incentives coming to this location! $1,250,000
8 Car Garage
8 Car Garage
ATTENTION CAR COLLECTORS/MECHANICS, CONTRACTORS, BOAT/RV OWNERS - One of a kind opportunity awaits you on this nearly 1-acre property in unincorporated Villa Park. This property offers a 2014 built, $699,900
ATTENTION CAR COLLECTORS/MECHANICS, CONTRACTORS, BOAT/RV OWNERS - One of a kind opportunity awaits you on this nearly 1-acre property in unincorporated Villa Park. This property offers a 2014 built, 3800 SF 2-story home with walkout basement + an attached (8) EIGHT CAR garage with the 13 ft high ceilings for potential storage of 16 autos w/ lifts. The home offers 4 beds up, HWF’s, family room w/ fireplace, 1st floor full bath & laundry, master suite w/ spa bath & access to 42x32 attic over the garage for home office, workout room, or other ideas + a walkout basement. $699,900
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District 88 receives three INSPRA Distinguished Awards On May 11, District 88 was honored with three Distinguished Service Awards (DSA) from the Illinois Chapter of the National School Public Relations Association (INSPRA). The statewide program recognizes stakeholders who fulfill their role as public relations ambassadors for education. It offers a tremendous opportunity to recognize deserving education staff and supporters of local school districts. Willowbrook parent Ebeling receives Award of Excellence When you walk into an event at Willowbrook, there’s one face you’re almost always sure to see – parent Elaine Ebeling. Ebeling is a member of nearly every parent and community group at WB, including the District 88 Foundation and the Citizens Advisory Committee, and she also served as co-coordinator of volunteers for the school’s Young Hearts for Life Cardiac Screening Programs. Ebeling’s efforts are even more apparent through her involvement with the Willowbrook Parent Organization, of which she has been a member for eight years and has served as President for the last six years. But Ebeling doesn’t just participate in those groups – she goes a step further by envisioning, developing and implementing new programs to benefit students. Ebeling worked with administrators to initiate a Craft Fair, a Trivia Night, a Winter Apparel Drive and Cinderella’s Closet, where people can “be green” and “recycle” gently used Prom and Homecoming dresses for other students to enjoy. “Having a parent like Ebeling take the lead and work with us to create events to assist our students and
families truly is everything,” said Principal Dr. Daniel Krause. “When you have a person who is willing to do whatever it takes to find the resources and people to support our kids and promote public education in the community, there’s nothing more you can ask for as a Principal. Ebeling is very involved in the education of her own children, but she also has the passion and ability to see the big picture of how her efforts will help multiple students for years to come. She epitomizes what it means to be a Willowbrook Warrior parent.” Karyn Wolcott of WB Music earns merit award For 20 years, Karyn Wolcott has been instrumental in continuing the legacy of success of WB’s music department. She has served as the Music Department Head for the last six years and also is the choral director and director of CenterStage, the school’s show choir. She teaches Advanced Placement (AP)/college-level Music Theory, Class Piano and Class Guitar and is the sponsor for the Tri-M (Modern Music Masters) Honor Society as well. Principal Dr. Daniel Krause said what makes Wolcott stand out is her commitment to going above and beyond and providing opportunities for WB music students to perform at events outside of school and gain real-world experiences. The choirs frequently sing at local venues such as chamber and rotary events and also travel to area assisted living and memory-care facilities to share their music. The musicians also perform every Friday for students in the School Association for Special Education in DuPage County (SASED) room at WB. Wolcott
At the recent meeting of the Illinois Chapter of the National School Public Relations Association (INSPRA), Pay It Forward, the Addison Trail freshman orientation program received an Award of Merit in the Team category. This year’s Pay It Forward co-sponsors are (from left): Lindsay Bugajsky, Lauren Ross, RJ Budler, Jack Andrews and Jorge de Leon.
also helped plan and organize a trip in March 2017, where the Concert Choir toured Toronto. Beyond sharing their vocal talents, members of Tri-M also give back to the community through participating in service projects and volunteering at Feed My Starving Children events. Under Wolcott’s guidance, the Concert Choir also was recently selected to perform during the Illinois Music Education Conference, where the group premiered a piece created in memory and honor of former District 88 Board of Education member
and WB alumnus Mark Johnson, make the day a success. About 100 who passed away in December 2014 volunteers help ensure everything runs smoothly. The planning team, after a battle with cancer. which includes a CORE team of about 75 high school student leaders, Addison Trail honored for meets for several months to coorPay It Forward/Freshmen dinate the details through about 20 Orientation Transitioning to high school can training sessions. Those CORE team be a difficult time, as being a teenag- members also travel to the local eleer and adjusting to a new school can mentary school districts to chat with eighth-graders about Pay It Forward be challenging. That’s why Addison Trail offers an and promote the event. This year’s Pay It Forward event called Pay It Forward, where incoming freshmen spend the day co-sponsors are Lindsay Bugajsky, with Addison Trail students and Lauren Ross, RJ Budler, Jack Anstaff, learning what it means to be an drews and Jorge de Leon. “One of the highlights of Pay AT Blazer. The day includes a Freshmen Orientation component, various It Forward is it’s another way to leadership workshops, speakers, align AT with its feeder elementary team building exercises and activi- schools,” said Andrews, an AT alumties to help students understand what nus (class of 2011), who participated it means to “Pay It Forward” in high in Pay It Forward as an eighth-grader school and in life. The event con- and has helped coordinate the event cludes with a reflection period and ever since. “This event allows stua dance, where students are able to dents to form connections and helps create a welcoming environment. celebrate their work. For more than 15 years, this event High school is about more than acahas provided eighth-graders with an demics – it’s about finding yourself. opportunity to build a foundation And Pay It Forward helps provide at AT. And it truly takes a team to that holistic high school experience.”
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Pictured is Willowbrook parent Elaine Ebeling who received the Award of Excellence in the Parent category from INSPRA.
Willowbrook Music Department Head Karyn Woldcott received the Award of Merit in the Faculty/Certified Staff category.
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Addison Trail’s Mutia, Czepiel compete at state badminton tournament Wojdak ties for sixth on floor exercise at state gymnastics meet By Mike Miazga CORRESPONDENT
Addison Trail badminton players Mary Grace Mutia and Kasia Czepiel recently competed in the IHSA girls badminton state singles tournament in Charleston at Eastern Illinois University. Mutia went 4-2 in the tournament and reached the fifth round of the consolation tournament. She started the tournament with a
21-15, 21-6 win over a player from Lockport Township and then lost 2111, 21-15 to a Naperville North player. Mutia won her third match 21-10, 21-12 over a player from Glenbard North and then won 21-13, 21-14 against a player from Wheaton North. She won her fourth match by a 21-15, 21-13 count over a Lake Forest player before dropping a 17-21, 21-12, 21-12 decision to Neuqua Valley’s Gowri Salem in the fifth round of the consolation bracket. Czepiel lost her first-round match 21-8, 21-8 to a Lake Forest player and then lost 21-12, 21-12 to a Lockport player.
Addison Trail boys gymnastics Addison Trail freshman gymnast Matt Wojdak tied for fourth in the preliminary round of floor exercise at the boys state gymnastics finals. He scored a 9.450 in the preliminary round and ended up tying for sixth in the state with a 9.300. He tied for 39th on vault with a score of 8.550. Addison Trail girls track The Addison Trail girls track team competed in the recent Class 3A Wheaton-Warrenville South sectional meet. The Blazers were 11th in the 3,200
Willowbrook’s Sousa ties for state gymnastics all-around title Konrath wins multiple matches at state badminton
By Mike Miazga CORRESPONDENT
Willowbrook senior Adam Sousa is a state champion Sousa tied for first in the all-around competition at the recent IHSA boys gymnastics state finals meet held at Hoffman Estates High School. Sousa and Highland Park junior Kelvin Connors tied for first with scores of 55.600. Sousa scored a 9.450 on floor, an 8.700 on horse, a 9.300 on rings, a 9.550 on vault, a 9.500 on parallel bars and a 9.100 on horizontal bar. He had an average of 9.2667. In the individual events, Sousa tied for 10th in the prelims of the floor exercise at 9.350 and ended up tied for 12th with a 9.150. Sousa tied for sixth in the prelims of pommel horse with an 8.850. He finished tied for fifth overall with a 9.200. Sousa tied for sixth in prelims on still rings with a 9.300 and ended up in fifth with a 9.000. Sousa tied for first in prelims on the vault with a 9.450 and ended up in third overall with a 9.400. He tied for fourth in prelims on parallel bars with a 9.450 and finished tied for seventh with a 9.200. Sousa was fourth in prelims on horizontal bar with a 9.100 and finished tied for third in the event with a 9.200. Sousa joins the likes of Rob Janata (state champion on parallel bars and horizontal bar in 1991), Kirk Mango (state champion on still rings in 1975), Neil Schmitt (state champion on horizontal bar and the all-around in 1964), Richard Scorza (state champion on horizontal bar in 1966) and Nikko Winstead (state champion on horizontal bar) as Willowbrook boys gymnastics state champions. Also at the state meet, Willowbrook junior Collin Donaldson finished 48th on horse with a score of 6.250.
Willowbrook badminton Willowbrook’s Hanna Konrath made it to the fifth round of the consolation bracket at the IHSA girls state badminton finals in Charleston at Eastern Illinois University. Konrath won her first match 21-16, 21-9 against a player from Lincoln-Way West and then won 19-21, 21-15, 23-21 against a player from Downers Grove North. Konrath then lost 21-10, 21-5 to a Hinsdale Central player before winning her next match 217, 21-8 against an Elk Grove player. Konrath was eliminated from the tournament after a 21-16, 1621, 21-10 loss to a St. Charles East player in the fifth round of the consolation bracket. Earlier, Willowbrook took second at both the West Suburban Conference Gold Division meet and the sectional meet. Conference medalists for Willowbrook included singles champions Charlotte Dewyer, Hailey Vogt and Grace Wachholz. Konrath, Millie Zachariah, Luz Alcala, Sydney Wilson, Katie Karcz, Leksi Daszkiewicz and Taylor Scheelk each finished second in their respective singles divisions. In the doubles division, Konrath and Dewyer and the teams of Wilson-Waccholz and Nicole Kpaica and Kaitlyn Fox won conference titles. Zachariah and Vogt took second, while Alcala and Karcz took third. Konrath and Dewyer competed at the sectional in singles, while Zachariah-Vogt and AlcalaKarcz competed in the doubles division. This was Konrath’s second year in a row qualifiying for state. “Hanna battled through one of the, if not the toughest, sectional in the state,” said Willowbrook coach Brandon Murphy. “Charlotte Dewyer competed very well in the sectional and came just one point short of qualifying for state.” Dewyer finished her junior season with a 33-6 record. “She will be one to watch next season,” said Murphy. Murphy also was pleased with his sectional doubles teams. “Both teams earned multiple wins in the sectional and left it all on the court,” he said. “Both teams came within one match of earning a trip downstate. As a team, they did all I could ask for. They competed hard and gave it their best shot.”
relay with a time of 10:50.92 with Juliana Tamayo, Lizbeth Balbuena, Elizabeth Guerrero and Natalie Diaz. Addison Trail took ninth in the 400 relay in 53.28 with Julia Swierzb, Melissa Krefft, Katarina Surjancev and Alexandra Nava. Mia Johnson took 17th in the 100 hurdles in 17.85, while Swierzb was 18th in 18.04. Viviana Sanfilippo was eighth in the 800 in 2:23.20. She’s a freshman. The 800 relay team of Kate Diego, Stephanie Avila, Surjancev and Nava took 10th with a time of 1:52.04. Guerrero was 20th in the 1,600 with a time of 5:47.24. Diego took 15th in
the 200 with a time of 28.10. The Blazers were 12th in the 1,600 relay in 4:26.17 with Nava, Balbuena, Tamayo and Sanfilippo. Stefania Camachi tied for 13th in the high jump with a leap of 4-10. Avila took 21st in both the long jump (14-5 1/4) and triple jump (31-9 1/2). Addison Trail girls soccer The Addison Trail girls soccer team opened play earlier this week in the Class 3A St. Charles North regional against host St. Charles North. Addison Trail is the No. 16 seed in the Class 3A Geneva sectional, while St. Charles North is the No. 1 seed.
Fenton badminton team concludes season Krebasch qualifies for state track in pole vault
By Mike Miazga CORRESPONDENT
Throw the wins and losses out the window because the Fenton girls badminton team’s success this season was measured using other much more important metrics. “Although we struggled in terms of wins and losses, we have bene really proud and impressed by the work ethic, excitement and the improvement of the girls,” said Fenton coach Brian Hastings. Fenton finished with a 1-13 mark at the varsity level and a 2-10 mark at the junior-varsity level. At the varsity level, the Bison were led by seniors Jeniffer Reyes (No. 1 singles), Galilea Rivera (No. 2 singles) and junior Sammen Naseer throughout the season. Hastings noted senior Olivia Dworak also played well at No. 3 singles, while the doubles tandem of sophomores Joanna Toledo and Fiza Anwar also competed well at No. 2 doubles and finished with four wins. Other varsity contributors included Monse Valois, Monse Estrada, Ashley Anaya, Marilyn Mendoza and Susan Martinez. At the conference meet, Fenton competed against Glenbard South, Riverside-Brookfield and DeKalb where Reyes and the doubles team of Toledo and Anwar were cited for strong play. On the JV level, sophomore Abby Mathew and junior Marlin Quevedo led the Bison in singles and doubles. The doubles pair of Mathew and Virginia Salazar took
third at conference at No. 1 doubles to highlight the JV effort. Other JV contributors included Martinez, Justice Newsome, Giselle Robles, Raquel Ruiz, Emily Sanchez, Lilian Uloa, Valerie Acevedo, Savanna Diaz, Diana Aguilar and freshmen Hailey Esposito, Julia Rihani, Laney and Paige Gibala, Maya Conejo, Monse Cruz and Lesly Mejia. Fenton recently competed in the New Trier sectional where Reyes and Rivera played in the singles division and the pairs of Toledo-Anwar and Mathew-Salazar competed in the doubled division.
Fenton girls track The Fenton girls track team took 12th at the recent Class 3A Wheaton-Warrenville South sectional. Fenton senior Katrina Krebasch qualified for this weekend’s state meet in Charleston after taking second in the pole vault with a mark of 11-3. Fenton’s 400 relay team took 13th with a time of 54.96 with Analisa Murillo, Princess Doe, Theresa Clanton and Emily Trzmielewski. Junior Hanna Matuszewski took ninth in the 100 with a time of 13.06. Jessica McCauley was 20th in the 800 with a time of 2:36.58. Cassidy Kelly was 18th in the 400 with a time of 1:05.99. Matuszewski was sixth in the 200 with a time of 27.06. Fenton was 14th in the 1,600 relay in 4:32.55 with Adelina Vasakova, Rebecca Millard, Mackenzie Miller and Kelly. Jamie Minard was 19th in the discus with a throw of 83-9. Murillo tied for 19th in the high jump at 4-8. Sarah Mason finished 10th in the triple jump at 34-6.
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IC Catholic Prep girls soccer team wins regional title Olivia Hurt scores four goals in semifinal victory
By Mike Miazga CORRESPONDENT
The IC Catholic Prep girls soccer team has some hardware to add to its trophy case. The Knights were 9-0 winners against Lycee Francais de Chicago in the championship game of the Class 1A IC Catholic Prep regional at Plunkett Park in Elmhurst. The win put the Knights in their own Class 1A sectional where they played Chicago F.W. Parker earlier this week. Earlier, the Knights were 9-0 winners against Chicago Intrinsic Charter in the regional semifinals. IC Catholic Prep led 7-0 at half-
time. Olivia Hurt scored four goals in the semifinal win, while Grace Fuller had three goals. The Knights rounded out the regular season with a 4-1 Metro Suburban Conference Blue Division win against Aurora Central Catholic. Olivia Hurt had three goals, while Sophie Hurt had one goal. “The girls have been playing well,” said IC Catholic Prep coach Antonio Godinez. “They have put it together.” The Knights bring a 13-10 overall mark into the sectional. The Knights finished 3-3 in MSC Blue play with wins over ACC, Fenton and Illiana Christian. “We’re getting better in formation,” said Godinez. “We have put in the pieces in the right place. The girls understand their responsibilities.”
Godinez added the Knights also are benefitting from a stronger schedule this season. “This year the strength of schedule is a little tougher,” he said. “We’ve gone up against some good Class 3A teams. The competition has been very good and we’ve had to adjust to playing stronger teams, but that has helped us against the Class 2A and 1A teams. It’s been adapting to that strength of schedule and adapting to each other and playing together as a group.” Godinez has noticed key contributions from a variety of sources, including Olivia Hurt, who the coach noted is taking more of a role in the center midfield. “Olivia’s distribution is better,” he said. Sophomore Annie Guinan has been a key on defense. “Annie is our sweeper in the back and has helped us out tremendously,” said
Godinez. Sophie Hurt plays stopper for the Knights. “Sophie has scored three goals from that position in the last three games,” said Godinez late last week. Senior Sophie Zanoni has been a model of consistency, the coach added. “Very consistent,” he said. Olivia Hurt and Fuller are the team’s two leading scorers. “Both are in the 20s in goals scored,” said Godinez. “They score in bunches.” Overall, Godinez likes what has transpired this season. “I like seeing the growth throughout the season and the adjustments the girls have made,” he said. “This is my first year here. There have been a lot of challenges for the girls and for myself to see what we need to improve on and how we can improve in practice. The girls are training better. That’s been one of
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The IC Catholic Prep girls track team will be well-represented at this weekend’s Class 1A state finals meet in Charleston. The Knights finished second at the recent Class 1A Chicago Latin School sectional in Chicago with 78 points and in the process qualified four individuals and two relays for the state meet. IC Catholic Prep’s 400 relay team qualified for state after taking second in a time of 52.78, just behind Chicago Hope Academy’s 52.59 mark. The Knights also took second in the 800 relay with a time of 1:54.24 and earned another state bid. Freshman Alia Johnson qualified in the long jump after taking second with a mark of 16-2 3/4. Sophomore Hannah Johnson was second in the triple jump at 31-10 and earned a state bid. Sophomore Olivia Slavin was second in the 100 high hurdles at 17.73 and qualified for state. Alia Johnson also won the 400 with a time of 1:04.40 and senior Kiersten King rounded out the list of state
It was our best performance of the season.”
Johnson breaking the school record and taking first in the long jump with a leap of 16-8 1/2. Smith took second in the event at 16-4 1/2. In the triple jump, Hannah Johnson won the event at 33-10 1/2. Smith was third at 32-3. Alia Johnson was fourth in the 400 in 1:03.82, while Zanoni was fourth in the shot put with a throw of 30-7. IC Catholic Prep finished with 95 points, just four behind second-place Fenton (99). Glenbard South won the conference title with 122 points.
qualifiers for the Knights. She won the 200 with a time of 25.84, finishing 0.03 ahead of the second-place competitor. Earlier, the Knights took third in the Metro Suburban Conference West meet at Glenbard South. “It was our best performance of the season,” noted IC Catholic Prep coach Bob Cronin earlier last week. King, a senior captain, won the 100 in 12.96 and also won the 200 in 26.47. The 400 relay team of Jaida Smith, Hannah Johnson, Slavin and King took second in 51.92, while the 800 relay of Slavin, Gabi Zanoni, Hannah Johnson and King placed second in 1:52.49. IC Catholic Prep was dominant in the horizontal jumps with Alia
IC Catholic Prep boys track The IC Catholic Prep boys track team recently competed in the Nally Invitational at Bolingbrook. Pat Shannon was second in the 800 with a season-best 2:08.61. Sean Hipskind was third in the 300 hurdles at 43.83, while the 1,600 relay team of Justin Hall, Shannon, Casey Kristie and Hipskind took second in 3:37.74. In the shot put, Dan McCann was second with a toss of 44-4, while Michael Johnson took fifth at 40-8. Hipskind also excelled in the jumps, placing second in the long jump at 19-10 and second in the triple jump at 40-11. The Knights will compete in a Class 1A sectional Friday.
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