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Texas couple accused of breaking into locker at L. A. Fitness Also suspected of using stolen credit cards

The two were arrested and taken into custody without incident on Thursday, June 28 at an area hotel where they were allegedly found to be in possession of $47,125 worth of gift cards. Tasiu was also allegedly found to be in possession of bolt cutters

capable of breaking into a locked locker. “When members of the public are in a facility that requires them to lock their valuables, they have every right to expect that their valuables will be there when they return,” Berlin

said. “It is alleged that by whatever means, these two defendants gained access to a restricted area of a health club where they never should have been, broke into a locked locker and helped themselves to whatever they could find. Thanks to the outstanding

investigation conducted by the Elmhurst Police Department however, Mr. Aweda and Mr. Jimoh, who apparently have no ties to the Chicagoland area, were taken into custody

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At the Bensenville 4th of July Parade

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These Civil War-era ladies wave from the rear of a flatbed toting Civil War re-enactors in the Bensenville 4th of July Parade last Wednesday. The parade was just one part of Bensenville’s 4th of July Libertyfest, which continued all day, culminating with live musical entertainment and fireworks in Redmond Park.

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DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert B. Berlin and Elmhurst Chief of Police Mike Ruth announced recently that two Houston, Texas men have been arrested for allegedly breaking into lockers at an Elmhurst Health Club and stealing credit cards, which they later used to purchase gift cards. Azeez A. Aweda, 31, of Westheimer Road, and Tasiu A. Jimoh, 31, of Bellaire Road, both appeared in Bond Court Saturday morning where bond was set at $100,000 with 10% to apply for each man. Jimoh and Aweda have each been charged with two counts of burglary, a Class 2 Felony, and one count of Identity Theft, a Class 3 Felony. In addition, Tasiu has been charged with one count of Possession of Burglary Tools, a Class 4 Felony. On June 25 Elmhurst Police officers responded to a call at L. A. Fitness on York Road regarding a report of offenders breaking into a locker. The victim reported that his locker had been broken into and that his car keys were taken. The victim also reported that his car, which was parked in the LA Fitness parking lot, was burglarized and that three credit cards had been taken. It is alleged that at approximately 1:30 p.m., that afternoon, Aweda and Jimoh entered the health club and once inside broke into the victim’s locker, stealing his car keys. It is further alleged that the pair then used the keys to burglarize the victim’s car. It is alleged that Aweda and Jimoh then used the stolen credit cards to purchase gift cards from the Elmhurst Mariano’s in the amount of $3,045. An investigation into the matter conducted by the Elmhurst Police Department led to Aweda and Jimoh.

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Enjoy music, art, theater and nature at ‘Discover Mayslake’ July 21

Free open house spotlights year-round events at the estate Take a self-guided tour of Mayslake Hall and enjoy live music and theater, art, nature hikes, archery and fishing at “Discover Mayslake” on Saturday, July 21 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County’s Mayslake Peabody Estate, 1717 W. 31st St. in Oak Brook. The free, all-ages open house spotlights programs and events offered throughout the year at the 87-acre estate, which is home to the 1920s Tudor Revival-style Mayslake Hall, a national historic landmark. Two Mayslake regulars will perform during the event, Sinfonietta Bel Canto at 12 p.m. and Acappellago at 1 p.m. First Folio Theatre — Mayslake’s resident theater company and the western suburbs’ premier nonprofit professional theater — will give short performances at 12:30 and 1:30 p.m. Visitors can take in the beauty of Mayslake on naturalist-led hikes through the forest preserve’s high-quality prairie, oak savanna and woodland and on garden walks led by volunteers who care for the estate’s heritage garden. They can stop by exploration stations featuring bugs and letterboxing (a type of outdoor treasure hunt), or try archery and fishing with Forest Preserve District rangers. “We are so lucky to have this historic icon right in our backyard,” said Forest Preserve District of DuPage County President Joe Cantore. “It’s just one of the many cultural attractions that connect people to nature in DuPage County.” Other open house features include historical talks about the forest preserve and the ongoing restoration of Mayslake Hall, tours of the mansion, an art exhibit of Mayslake-inspired works, and art activities, including one where visitors’ completed images will be posted on Mayslake’s Facebook page. Throughout the year Mayslake Hall hosts theater and musical productions, art classes, tours, exhibits, workshops, summer camps, special events and private functions.

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Block parties take place in Elmhurst City Centre through summer Continuing every Wednesday night in July, families are invited to the downtown Elmhurst area to enjoy live music. In the Fountain Plaza at Schiller & York, visitors will enjoy live music along with kid-friendly crafts and activities. There will even be doggie treats for fourlegged friends. Music will be performed live at North York Plaza in

front of the Elmhurst 255 residential building. Block to Block Lineup for weeks to come: July 18: John Charles Weston Trio in the Fountain Plaza, Scottie Long Music Duo in the North York Plaza July 25: Blue Aura in the Fountain Plaza, Lake Effect in the North York Plaza

Rock ‘N Wheels presents Eagles tribute band Joe Kalish to open weekly concert, food fest, Cruise Night

Addison’s “Rock ‘N Wheels” concert on Thursday July 19 presents Heartache Tonight Eagles Tribute Band. Admission is free and the venue opens at 6 p.m. Joe Kalish performs at 6:30 p.m. and Heartache Tonight at 7:30 p.m. on the 95.9 The River Stage. Car show begins at 6 p.m. Come to the Village Green to check out the show cars and bikes on the new brick paver street. If you have a custom, classic or antique car of bike, you are welcome to bring it to the car show that takes place where Army Trail Road dead-ends into Lake Street. The street is open at 6 p.m. and closes when capacity is reached. Pre-registration is not required and space is limited, so arrive early.

The evening includes nine food vendors who bring concessions for $5 or less. While in the area, walk over to visit the Addison Historical Museum and the Arts & Crafts Fair. More details about Rock ‘N Wheels, including the upcoming entertainment, can be found at ithappensinaddison.com. More about ‘Heartache Tonight’ From the powerful guitar duel in “Hotel California” to the shimmering harmonies of “Peaceful Easy Feeling” a Heartache Tonight show is a true Eagles concert experience featuring all the timeless classic songs from one of the greatest rock bands of all time. With meticulous attention to every detail, Heartache Tonight brings together music from all eras and incarnations of this

huge American rock powerhouse that produced hits over four decades. A Heartache Tonight concert is filled with moments designed to thrill classic rock fans: the soaring a cappella harmonies of “Seven Bridges Road,” the snarling guitars of “Life In The Fast Lane,” the anthem-like country rock of “Take It Easy,” and Don Henley’s beautifully evocative “Heart Of The Matter.”

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Col. Ulysses S. Grant passed up a chance to have his soldiers ride in train cars. Instead, he thought it best that they march to war. So, on July 3, 1861, Grant mounted a horse and led his first Civil War command out of Camp Yates in Springfield, en route to Quincy. The 39-year-old Grant had molded his somewhat unruly troops—members of the 21st Illinois Volunteer Infantry Regiment—into a disciplined fighting force. “There was direct railroad communication between Springfield and Quincy, but I thought it would be good preparation for the troops to march,” Grant wrote in his “Memoirs.” The approximately 1,000 men of the 21st Illinois marched about 8 miles the first day before setting up camp just west of present-day Riddle Hill near what is known today as the Old Jacksonville Road in Sangamon County. On the Fourth of July, Grant led his men to Island Grove in western Sangamon County, where they stopped for a while at the home of Capt. James N. Brown, a wealthy farmer and Shorthorn cattle raiser. “My father, Capt. Brown, sent (my brother), William Brown, out to meet Col. Grant and tell him the people wished him to stop and the troops could rest and enjoy the day with them,” wrote Benjamin Warfield Brown in 1927. “The exercises soon began and Col. Grant and a great many of the soldiers listened very intently to the exercises. Hon. David A. Brown read the Declaration of Independence and the Rev. Peter Cartwright delivered the main address.” The march on the Fourth covered about 17 miles and ended on the Corrington farm, 9 miles east of Jacksonville. Years later, William Corrington recalled the soldiers’ encampment on his father’s farm. “I well remember that 4th of July as I watched Grant and his regiment go in camp just across the road from my father’s home … on the head of the Mau-

vaisterre (Creek),” Corrington wrote. “Another reason that I remember it so distinctly was I had my pockets full of firecrackers; had been celebrating the 4th, when by some means, the crackers got on fire, and before I could get them out, they had burned a hole in my new cotton trousers; and as I was standing in front of Grant’s tent that evening, he said, ‘Son, what’s the matter with your pants?’ My answer was: ‘I had firecrackers in my pocket, and they got on fire,’ He laughed and said: ‘I bet you are a Union man,’ and I said, ‘Yes, sir.’ I was all through the camp, and the soldiers gave me several little keepsakes I prized very highly. They were a tired, footsore lot.” On July 5, the 21st Illinois broke

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Morgan County Fairgrounds just west of Jacksonville and rested. During the Civil War, the fairgrounds was called Camp Duncan and was used for drilling soldiers. In 1910, A.Y. Hart of Mattoon, who served in the 21st Illinois, remembered the regiment’s brief stay at the fairgrounds. “Col. Grant stationed himself at the gate at the fairgrounds and examined our canteens for whiskey,” Hart said. “One man of my company bought a coffee boiler, stopped the passage between the boiler and spout with wax, filled the boiler with whiskey and the spout with milk, and Col. Grant passed him in.” After resting at the fairgrounds,

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This is the house in Springfield that Col. U.S. Grant used while stationed at Camp Yates in Springfield.

camp and headed west to Jacksonville. The regiment passed through Jacksonville on State Street late on the morning of July 5. As the soldiers passed the Joshua Moore family home on West State Street, 15-year-old Ensley Moore asked what regiment it was. “The reply was ‘the 21st Illinois.’ And to the question who is your colonel, the reply was ‘Grant.’ Grant! I had never heard of him, and probably no other citizen of Jacksonville had,” Moore said years later. “But there he was, riding along up the street, his horse moving at a slow walk, an officer on each side of the colonel.” The 21st Illinois made its way to the

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Col. U.S. Grant marker at the Morgan County Fairgrounds in Jacksonville.

the 21st Illinois marched southwest to Allinson’s Grove, about 7 miles from Jacksonville. The soldiers camped there the night of July 5. The next day, Grant and his command covered about 15 miles, marching from Allinson’s Grove, through Exeter in Scott County and camping that night on the northern edge of Naples, near the east bank of the Illinois River. On July 8, the regiment was ferried across the river and then marched west on the Perry and Naples Road. Grant later received orders to return to the west bank of the Illinois River and wait for a steamboat that would carry them to St. Louis. From there the regiment was to board a train for Ironton, Mo. Grant and the regiment waited for the steamboat, but it never arrived because it got hung up on a sandbar downstream. On July 10, the 21st Illinois crossed the Illinois River and caught a train for Quincy. Grant’s men then went to Missouri to reinforce Union troops who were under attack from secessionist guerrillas. Grant left the 21st Illinois in August 1861, when he was promoted to brigadier general. He would later lead all Union forces in the war. Members of the 21st regiment, most of whom were from eastern Illinois, later participated in the battles of Murfreesboro, Tenn., and Chickamauga, Ga., where they suffered many casualties.


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Kicking up their heels

DEE LONGFELLOW PHOTOS Bensenville Independent

Chatting with a fan

This dance team took part in Bensenville’s 4th of July Parade.

A patriotic mascot takes a moment during the Bensenville Parade to talk with a parade-goer.

Summer is the farm-fresh season

This farmer brought his tractor and flatbed to the Bensenville’s Parade on 4th of July.

Police Reports

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. July 4, 1:34 a.m. in the 100 block of Gerry Stevens Court, Alexis Olea, 22, of Bensenville, was arrested for a failure to appear warrant. BV18008220 July 4, 4:55 a.m. near Hillside Drive and Pine Lane, James Moreno, 29, of Villa Park, was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol and parked within 30 feet of a stop sign. BV18008225 July 4, 5:10 p.m. in the 1000 block of W. Wood St., a complainant reported that an unknown suspect damaged a garbage can and the roof of the picnic area. This case is under investigation. BV18008226 July 4, 10:06 p.m. in the 100 block of Sonny Lane, a complainant reported that an unknown suspect entered his apartment and attempted

to take his gym shoes. This case is under investigation. BV18008226 July 3, 12:20 p.m. near Irving Park Road and Marshall Road, Fredy Garcia-Gomez, 39, of Buffalo Grove, was arrested for no valid driver’s license, obstructing identification and three failure to appear warrants. BV18008191 July 3, 3:55 p.m. in the 1100 block of Industrial Drive, a complainant reported that a known suspect purchased an air conditioner with an account-closed check. This case is under investigation. BV18008200 July 3, 8:03 p.m. in the 800 block of N. Route 83, a complainant reported that an unknown suspect stole a carton of cigarettes. This case is under investigation. BV18008205 July 2, 7:16 a.m. in the 700 block of Main Street, a complainant reported that a known suspect is threatening her and her family over the phone. This case is under investigation. BV18008128 July 2, 2:08 p.m. in the 600 block of N Route 83, a complainant reported that a vehicle left after it had been filled up with gasoline and did not

pay for the gasoline. This case is under investigation. BV18008145 July 2, 11:51 p.m. near Ash Avenue and Indian Hill Drive, Joseph Fiore, 28, of Bensenville, was issued a village ordinance citation for public intoxication. BV18008167 July 2, 3:35 a.m. near County Line Road and Grand Avenue, Jorge Salinas, 28, of Elmhurst, was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol and improper lane usage. BV18008120 July 1, 10:13 a.m. in the 300 block of E Green St., Kristofer Klein, 26, of Bensenville, was arrested for an in state warrant. BV18008074 July 1, 1:30 p.m. in the 600 block of N Route 83, a complainant reported that an unknown suspect took two packs of cigarettes from behind the counter and fled the area. This case is under investigation. BV18008081 June 30, 2 a.m. in the 200 block of W Grand Ave., Daniel Lopez, 27, of Bensenville, was arrested for two failure to appear warrants. BV18008019 June 30, 2:53 a.m., near Irving Park Road and York Road, Guillermo

Warm temperatures can’t stop fun on the 4th

Kennedy Lonergan and her mother were among those who withstood the heat of the day on 4th of July to enjoy the Bensenville parade.

Rojas, 40, of Chicago, was arrested for unlawful use of a weapon (loaded handgun in the glovebox) and other traffic offenses. BV18008020 June 30, 10:40 a.m. in the 300 block of E Green St., Curtis Renfro, 42, of Loudon, Tenn., was arrested for a Bensenville original warrant for theft from a coin operated machine. BV18008027 June 30, 8:56 p.m. near York Road and Thorndale Avenue, Nicholas Marino, 21, of Chicago, was issued a citation for possession of cannabis. BV18008049 June 29, 1:51 p.m. in the 1-100 block of W. Irving Park Road, an

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unknown female suspect attempted to obtain prescription medication with a fraudulent prescription. The suspect left before police arrived. This case is under investigation. BV18007984 June 29, 1:53 p.m. in the 400 block of S Evergreen St., a complainant reported that a co-worker punched him in the face. This case is under investigation. BV18007985 June 29, 6:44 p.m. in the 900 block of Pamela Drive, a complainant reported that an unknown suspect screamed at her and spit on her. This case is under investigation. BV18007995

(Continued from front page) entirely.” DuPage County Jail. Aweda’s next court appearance is Members of the public are rescheduled for July 23, and Jimoh’s minded that this complaint connext court appearance is scheduled tains only charges and is not proof for July 16. Both men are sched- of the defendants’ guilt. The defenuled to be arraigned at their next dants are presumed innocent and court appearance. Tasiu has posted are entitled to a fair trial in which the necessary 10%, or $10,000, and it is the government’s burden to has been released from custody. prove their guilt beyond a reasonAweda remains in custody at the able doubt.


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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. Addison July 3 Police said Erik W. Vargas, 19, of Bolingbrook, was arrested on an original warrant for fraud/forgery at around 8 p.m. Police said Tiffany Wilson, 38 of Addison, was arrested for a failure to appear traffic warrant in the 400 block of N. Sixth Ave. at around 5:39 p.m. July 1 Waldemar Jankowski, 62, of Addison, was charged with DUI subsequent to a traffic crash in the 200 block of Mill Road at around 8:18 p.m. Villa Park June 30 Ricardo Gonzalez, 20, of Des Plaines, was charged with unlawful consumption of alcohol and being stopped in the left lane near North and Oaklawn at around 6:44 p.m. Jorge Raya Morales, 30, of Addison, was charged with aggravated DUI and failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident near North and Addison at 10:40 p.m. Daniel J. Volturo, 25, of West-

chester, received a local adjunction for possession of cannabis in the 300 block of E. Kenilworth at around 1:37 a.m. Jamie A. Wetzel, 31, of Glendale Heights, was charged with retail theft, possession of drug paraphernalia and trespassing at around 3:26 p.m. A female juvenile from Villa Park was charged with possession of a stolen vehicle and no valid driver’s license near Division and Second at around 8:43 a.m. June 29 Theft was reported at a restaurant at around 8 p.m. Police said an unknown suspect stole a purse from a counter where it was left unattended. June 28 Theft was reported at a store at around 8:30 p.m. Police said unknown suspects stole a Samsung cell phone in a black case containing a driver’s license and a credit card that was left unattended in a shopping cart. June 27 Retail theft was reported at a store at around 10 a.m. Police said three unknown suspects removed several containers of baby formula from a display and left with the items without paying. June 26-June 27 Criminal damage was reported at a motel. Police said an unknown suspect slashed four tires of a ve-

hicle parked in the lot sometime between 6 p.m. June 26 and 8 a.m. June 27. June 22-June 27 Criminal damage was reported in the 300 block of N. Second. Police said an unknown suspect caused the tire of a vehicle to be damaged by placing two nails in the tire sometime between the above dates. June 25 Theft was reported at Cornell and the train station at around 2 p.m. Police said an unknown suspect stole a purse when it was left unattended. Criminal damage was reported in the 300 block of N. Second. Police said an unknown suspect damaged the window of a home with an unknown projectile sometime between 3 and 6 p.m. Criminal damage was reported at an apartment complex at around 5 a.m. Police said an unknown suspect damaged a window near the entrance of the building. June 22-June 25 Criminal defacement was reported at a school. Police said an unknown suspect scratched inappropriate words and symbols on the door of a building sometime between 5 p.m. June 22 and 10:30 a.m. June 25. June 24 A 25-year-old Villa Park man was charged with two counts of domestic battery in the 400 block of N. Iowa at around 10:33 a.m.

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er from a garage that was unsecured June 21-June 24 Burglary was reported in the 1400 sometime between 12 noon June 21 block of S. Euclid. Police said an and 12:15 p.m. June 24. unknown suspect stole a leaf blow-

Man sentenced to 18 years in drug-induced homicide Berlin reminds public 31 overdose deaths so far in 2018 in DuPage

DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert B. Berlin announced on Tuesday, July 3 that a Melrose Park man had been sentenced to 18 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections (IDOC) for selling heroin that ultimately led to the overdose death of 26-year-old Naperville resident Marcus Penton. Kevin Liszka, 34, of Melrose Park, appeared in court last week, where Judge George Bakalis handed down the sentence. On March 1, following approximately half an hour of deliberations and a three-day-long trial, a jury found Liszka guilty of one count of Drug Induced Homicide, a Class X felony punishable by a minimum of six/up to 30 years in the IDOC. He has been held in the DuPage County Jail awaiting trial since his arrest on a bond of $2 million with 10 percent to apply. On February 19, 2015, Penton died from a heroin overdose. An investigation into the death led authorities to a friend of Penton’s, Skyler Sabala as the source of the

Conroy urges governor to sign firearm legislation State Rep. Deb Conroy (D-Villa Park) is urging the governor to sign House Bill 2354 which gives family members the ability to petition the courts for the right to temporarily take firearms away from individuals who have been deemed as threats to themselves or others. “This bill is a perfect example of common sense gun reform that everyone should support,” she said. “This bill will give family members

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heroin. Further investigation into the death revealed that Sabala purchased the fatal dose of heroin from Liszka. On October 4, 2016, Sabala entered an agreed plea of guilty to one count of Manufacture or Delivery of a Controlled Substance, a Class 2 Felony, and was sentenced to seven years in the IDOC. “This case is yet another very sad reminder that we as a society are still facing a very dangerous and deadly opioid crisis,” Berlin said. “To date this year, DuPage County has suffered 31 overdose deaths. With this case, and today’s sentencing, we are again sending the message to drug dealers that if you provide illegal drugs that lead to the death of another person, you will face a significant amount of time in the penitentiary. “This morning Mr. Liszka learned that his decision to sell that fatal dose of heroin will land him behind bars for nearly two decades.” Liszka will be required to serve 75 percent of his sentence before being eligible for parole.

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It all starts with a smile. Is your smile not as vibrant as it once was? Does your smile need re-vitalizing? Then say hello to Dr. Daniel J. Fornatto. Our office is located in Elmhurst, near York and Butterfield streets. We’ve been improving smiles for a long time. We use the latest dental techniques available to give you the smile you want. Because your smile is what people notice first, it plays a major role in how you perceive yourself and how others perceive you. Taking steps to improve your appearance now is an investment in your long-term health and well being. We can perform many procedures, often simple ones, to enhance your smile and boost your self esteem. Come and see us for a smile evaluation. We are smile experts and we’re enthusiastic about helping to make your smile sensational. Let us show you what we can do for you.

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Always learning at the library

Representatives from the Addison Library were on hand on Thursday, July 5 to help Rock ‘N Wheels visitors with information about the library’s summer reading program.

Arts … always on the job

At Rock ‘N Wheels on Thursday, July 5, the Addison Center for the Arts had an booth with literature and information about many of their programs, especially Tuesday evening Concerts at the Gazebo. On Tuesday, July 17, the Reunion Jazz Orchestra will perform.

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Addison officials have their fans

Addison Village Trustee Harry Theodore (right) greets a “fan” who shared some good-natured political jabs and jokes while enjoying the evening at Rock ‘N Wheels on Thursday, July 5.

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1st Time on the Market..Ever!

1st Time on the Market..Ever!

This Story Book English Tudor built in 1926 at 314 South Kenilworth Avenue in Elmhurst, IL is one of two homes built next to each other on separate 90 x 190 lots for the Soukup family estate. The Soukups were a prominent family in Elmhurst in the 1900’s. One of the Soukup family members living at 314 South Kenilworth Avenue traded homes with the Murray family in 1956 that were living on Berkley Avenue in Elmhurst, thus this home has never been on the open market before. A charming 5 bedroom, 3 bath home w/ over 3,100sf of living space & beautiful dark hardwood floors on the 1st & 2nd floor. Additional features include unique aggregate brick masonry w/ lannon stone highlights that enhance this home’s architecture. A beautiful blue/green slate roof w/ wide copper gutters frames the dramatic gable ends & dormers providing texture & interest for this one of a kind well maintained home. The 90 x 190 premium lot offers substantial room for expansion of this Kenilworth jewel. Walk to town, train, Wilder Park, Library, Elmhurst Art Museum, nationally ranked schools; Immaculate Conception Schools & Elmhurst District 205 Hawthorne Elementary, Sandburg Middle School & York High School. $990,000

This Story Book English Tudor built in 1926 at 314 South Kenilworth Avenue in Elmhurst, IL is one of two homes built next to each other on separate 90 x 190 lots for the Soukup family estate. The Soukups were a prominent family in $990,000

NEW LISTING! In the Heart of Elmhurst!

In the 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

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! $599,900

$599,900 NEW PRICE!

Elmhurst under $300k

Elmhurst under $300k

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 $289,000 NEW PRICE!

First Time Buyer

First Time Buyer

This Elmhurst split level boasts over 2,800 SF of finished living space w/ 4 bedrooms, 2 full baths, a 2.5 car garage, newly remodeled eat-in kitchen, & new carpet/paint. The LL has a huge walkout family rm to the fenced back yard, $339,900 FIRST OFFERING!

This Elmhurst split level boasts over 2,800 SF of finished living space w/ 4 bedrooms, 2 full baths, a 2.5 car garage, newly remodeled eat-in kitchen, & new carpet/ paint. The LL has a huge walkout family rm to the fenced back yard, bedroom & a new spa-like bathroom. 3 oversized bedrooms up w/ double closets & another large full bathroom. Finished bsmt rec space, storage, & laundry room. In south Elmhurst w/ easy commuter access to highways/ airports, Elmhurst schools, & Oak Brook mall. Two generations have lovingly cared for & maintained this home. $339,900

Elmhurst Townhome

Elmhurst Townhome

Affordable, maintenance-free townhome living with a convenient south Elmhurst location - minutes to highway, Oakbrook shopping, restaurants, and with Elmhurst schools. Quite, end cul-de-sac, upgraded unit featuring 2,400+ of $415,000

Center of Town Ranch

Center of Town Ranch

Center of Town, stone and stucco ranch that puts you within walking distance to everything Elmhurst has to offer. Wellappointed and updated with coffered ceiling in living room, crown molding, 2 fireplaces, updated white kitchen with SS

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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. $289,000

Center of Town, stone and stucco ranch that puts you within walking distance to everything Elmhurst has to offer. Wellappointed and updated with coffered ceiling in living room, crown molding, 2 fireplaces, updated white kitchen with SS appliances, separate dining room, 2 beds, 2 full baths, finished basement with family room and fireplace, clean and bright laundry room, 2 easily accessible crawl spaces for storage, oversized 2 car garage, beautiful paver patio and professional landscaping, and circle driveway. Move in-ready and in Hawthorne/Sandburg schools $425,000

Affordable, maintenance-free townhome living with a convenient south Elmhurst location minutes to highway, Oakbrook shopping, restaurants, and with Elmhurst schools. Quite, end cul-de-sac, upgraded unit featuring 2,400+ of finished living space, hardwood floors on 1st & 2nd floors, granite counters, skylight, NEST, 3 beds, 2.5 baths, first floor family room with fireplace, 2 car attached garage, and finished basement with roughed in plumbing for a future bath. Updated kitchen and bathrooms, master suite with master bath and WIC, 2nd floor laundry, newer SS kitchen appliances, washer/dryer, and hot water heater. Low taxes and assessments. $415,000

Elmhurst Schools!

Elmhurst Schools!

Take advantage of award-winning 205 school district, park district, & library. Everything is finished w/ over 1500 sq ft of living space. Hardwood floors in living room, Solid recessed panel interior doors, Oak trim throughout. 3 bedrooms on $329,900

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Take advantage of award-winning 205 school district, park district, & library. Everything is finished w/ over 1500 sq ft of living space. Hardwood floors in living room, Solid recessed panel interior doors, Oak trim throughout. 3 bedrooms on upper level w/ hardwood under carpeting, 1-1/2 bathrooms, eat-in kitchen w/ granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances, & new tile floor. Spacious family room w/ quarry tile floor. Large laundry room w/ access to fenced backyard w/ patio & garden containing perennial fruit & herb plants. Detached over-sized 2.5 car garage. This fabulous tree-lined neighborhood is close to shopping & parks. $329,900


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CollegeView Classic!

This home is located in a prime location within the highly desirable “College View” neighborhood. Walking distance to town/schools/Wilder Park/Elmhurst Library/Whole Foods Shopping/Expressways, this home has almost 4,000 sqft of

This home is located in a prime location within the highly desirable “College View” neighborhood. Walking distance to town/schools/Wilder Park/ Elmhurst Library/Whole Foods Shopping/ Expressways, this home has almost 4,000 sqft of finished living space, a family friendly footprint & has been lovingly cared for 30 years. 5 Bedrooms & 2 Bathrooms Upstairs, 1st Floor has great flow & features include: Formal Living Room w/ Sunny Front Bay Window, Family Room w/ Fireplace, Private Office (could be 1st flr BR), Formal Dining Room, convenient half bathroom, Laundry Room all with easy access to your deck & backyard. $599,900

$599,900 NEW PRICE!

Better than New!

Better than New!

Need a new house but don’t have the time wait! Built by renown Elmhurst homebuilder, Wise Investment Builders. 5,500+ of finished living space across 3 levels - In-law/nanny/ teen arrangement on any floor, 3 car heated garage with $1,119,900

Walk to Town

Walk to Town

Center of town, well-kept bungalow featuring 4 beds, 2 baths, hardwood floors, Pella windows with inset blinds, breakfast room, finished basement, oversized 2.5 car garage, storage shed, front porch, huge back deck with Sunsetter awning $375,000

Center of town, well-kept bungalow featuring 4 beds, 2 baths, hardwood floors, Pella windows with inset blinds, breakfast room, finished basement, oversized 2.5 car garage, storage shed, front porch, huge back deck with Sunsetter awning overlooking beautifully landscaped 205’ deep back yard. Newer roof, windows, garage, and furnace. On a great block and walking distance to downtown Elmhurst, Metra, East End Pool/Park, and Field GS / Sandburg JRHS. Perfect opportunity for a starter home or empty nester! $375,000

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,

You’re sure to be impressed w/ this ‘Southern Living’ gem w/ custom fluted trim on all 3 floors, separate formals, 1st floor laundry/mudrm, eat-in kitchen, 1st floor family rm, & custombuilt fireplace mantels. 4 BRs up, 3 w/ direct bathroom access, $659,900

Luxury & Location!

The perfect blend of southern living and modern elegance, this home provides an idyllic setting for raising a family. Completely remodeled in 2008, it has a beautiful, brick exterior boasting a balcony off the master bedroom and 2 $1,599,000

You’re sure to be impressed w/ this ‘Southern Living’ gem w/ custom fluted trim on all 3 floors, separate formals, 1st floor laundry/mudrm, eat-in kitchen, 1st floor family rm, & custom-built fireplace mantels. 4 BRs up, 3 w/ direct bathroom access, 3 fireplaces, one w/ dual exposure to the master BR & master bath. 2 magnificent libraries, a lower level in-law arrangement w/ private bath & wet bar w/ sink, fridge & dishwasher. Covered porch & 2nd floor veranda overlooking a expansive paver brick patio & large yard w/ irrigation & impressive landscaping, a heated 2 car attached garage w/ epoxy floors, & charming Coach House! $659,900

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! $750,000

$750,000

Danby Woods Colonial

Danby Woods Colonial

Need a new house but don’t have the time wait! Built by renown Elmhurst homebuilder, Wise Investment Builders. 5,500+ of finished living space across 3 levels - In-law/nanny/teen arrangement on any floor, 3 car heated garage with pristine epoxy flooring, impeccably manicured landscaping with paver patio and fenced yard, 5 beds up + 1 in basement, 5 full baths, finished basement with wet bar/, 1st floor office, extensive millwork and ceiling details, open kitchen/breakfast rm/family room layout, 2 fireplaces, luxurious master suite w/ huge walk-in closet, fireplace & spa bath, hardwood floors across 1st & 2nd floors, + backup generator. $1,119,900

EASY BREEZY LIVING!

EASY BREEZY LIVING!

2 years young, this 2 story Townhome has SO much to offer! This 4 BR, 3.5 BA home offers a buyer a ranch floorplan w/ a 1st Flr Master Suite, w/ an incredible En Suite Bathroom, His/ Her WIC & lots natural sunlight. Stunning Kitchen w/new $519,900

2 years young, this 2 story Townhome has SO much to offer! This 4 BR, 3.5 BA home offers a buyer a ranch floorplan w/ a 1st Flr Master Suite, w/ an incredible En Suite Bathroom, His/Her WIC & lots natural sunlight. Stunning Kitchen w/new backsplash, SS Appls, Granite CT’s & Custom Cabinetry. Cathedral Ceilings in Family Rm centered w/stone fireplace. Private Office, & 1st Flr Laundry. MAN CAVE BASEMENT: Huge Rec Room, Lots of Flex/Storage Space, NEW Full Bath all w/ over 1500 sqft of space! 2 car attached garage, centrally located! $519,900

Luxury & Location! The perfect blend of southern living and modern elegance, this home provides an idyllic setting for raising a family. Completely remodeled in 2008, it has a beautiful, brick exterior boasting a balcony off the master bedroom and 2 covered patios that provide the perfect places to congregate outdoors. Inside you’re greeted by a chic living room w/ gorgeous hdwd flrs and seethrough fireplace. The bright kitchen opens to the family room and dining room, perfect for hosting the largest of family gatherings. Rounding off the 1st flr is a mud rm, 2 baths and office. Upstairs you’ll find 4 spacious bedrooms and 3 luxurious, full baths. With a full bsmt, heated indoor bball ct, and large yard, this is any child’s dream home. It has the charm of a classic stately manor while still providing the high end finishes luxury buyers expect. Situated in the heart of Elmhurst, it’s mere blocks away from everything our great town has to offer including Wilder Park, Elmhurst Library, the Metra, and much more! $1,599,000

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945 S Kirk Ave Bob Shiga

$287,500 630.530.5514

5201 Carriageway Dr Melissa Somone-Graham

216 May St Edward Kress

$389,900 630.440.1825

3N420 Wilson St Nancy Means

$128,000 708.692.1841

$329,900 630.479.2846

2912 Hawthorne St Donna Raven

$315,000 847.302.9348

790 N Van Auken St $295,000 Danisa Omerinovic 630.891.1609

9228 Central Ave Hamza Hassan

$350,000 708.945.9934

117 S Adeline Ave Bob Shiga

$314,500 630.530.5514

SOLD - 821 W Tamarac Blvd Melissa Somone-Graham 708.692.1841

SOLD - 1557 Sunset Ln Michael Ibarra 630.269.1600

SOLD - 3121 N Newcastle Ave Donna Raven 847.302.9348

SOLD - 736 Forestview Ave Edward Kress 630.440.1825

SOLD - 5307 S Kenneth Ave Hamza Hassan 708.945.9934

SOLD - 84 Weybridge Bob Shiga 630.530.5514

SOLD - 214 Harrison St Virgilio Arreguin-Solorio 847.627.9248

SOLD - 400 Harvard Ln Michael Ibarra 630.269.1600

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Texas couple accused of breaking into locker at L. A. Fitness Also suspected of using stolen credit cards DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert B. Berlin and Elmhurst Chief of Police Mike Ruth announced recently that two Houston, Texas men have been arrested for allegedly breaking into lockers at an Elmhurst Health Club and stealing credit cards, which they later used to purchase gift cards. Azeez A. Aweda, 31, of Westheimer Road, and Tasiu A. Jimoh, 31, of Bellaire Road, both appeared in Bond Court where bond was set at $100,000 with 10% to apply for each man. Jimoh and Aweda have each been charged with two counts of bur-

glary, a Class 2 Felony, and one count of Identity Theft, a Class 3 Felony. In addition, Tasiu has been charged with one count of Possession of Burglary Tools, a Class 4 Felony. On June 25, Elmhurst Police officers responded to a call at L. A. Fitness on York Road regarding a report of offenders breaking into a locker. The victim reported that his locker had been broken into and that his car keys were taken. The victim also reported that his car, which was parked in the LA Fitness parking lot, was burglarized and that three credit cards had been taken. It is alleged that at approximately 1:30 p.m., that afternoon, Aweda and Jimoh entered the health club and

once inside broke into the victim’s locker, stealing his car keys. It is further alleged that the pair then used the keys to burglarize the victim’s car. It is alleged that Aweda and Jimoh then used the stolen credit cards to purchase gift cards from the Elmhurst Mariano’s in the amount of $3,045. An investigation into the matter conducted by the Elmhurst Police Department led to Aweda and Jimoh. The two were arrested and taken into custody without incident on Thursday, June 28, at an area hotel where they were allegedly found to be in possession of $47,125 worth of gift cards. Tasiu was also allegedly found to be in possession of bolt cutters capable of breaking into a locked lock-

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“When members of the public are in a facility that requires them to lock their valuables, they have every right to expect that their valuables will be there when they return,” Berlin said. “It is alleged that by whatever means, these two defendants gained access to a restricted area of a health club where they never should have been, broke into a locked locker and helped themselves to whatever they could find. Thanks to the outstanding investigation conducted by the Elmhurst Police Department however, Mr. Aweda and Mr. Jimoh, who apparently have no ties to the Chicagoland area, were taken into custody and charged before they left the area

entirely.” Aweda’s next court appearance is scheduled for July 23, and Jimoh’s next court appearance is scheduled for July 16. Both men are scheduled to be arraigned at their next court appearance. Tasiu has posted the necessary 10%, or $10,000, and has been released from custody. Aweda remains in custody at the DuPage County Jail. Members of the public are reminded that this complaint contains only charges and is not proof of the defendants’ guilt. The defendants are presumed innocent and are entitled to a fair trial in which it is the government’s burden to prove their guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.

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Addison Trail summer baseball team accomplishes plenty Blazers focus on quality practice time By Mike Miazga CORRESPONDENT

The Addison Trail baseball team tried a different approach to its summer season and the results were nothing but positive. The Blazers played only five summer games—going 4-1—and instead focused more on workouts and practices during the month of June. “We had a great summer,” said Addison Trail coach Mike Kennedy. “We knew what we wanted to accomplish and we got it done. Playing five games is not important to us. We had 60 kids in camp and that’s a very good number for us. The guys put in the work this summer and it was an eye-opening experience for the guys who are going to be seniors. They perceived that they are in charge now. We graduated a great group of seniors and the juniors followed their lead. Now they are the leaders, which is a good thing. They took the opportunity right now and used it to grow as leaders.” With those graduations, Kennedy had spots to fill and saw plenty that he liked. “We have positions to fill and guys came out and showed what they can do,” he said. “It will be nice next spring when we have those spots on the field to fill. We got a good idea of what we have.” Kennedy lauded the work of returning players such as Michael Scali, Vince and Nick Daudelin, along with AJ Carlson. “We also have some junior guys who were on the sophomore team last year who are stepping up such as Alex Conrad,” said Kennedy. “He was part of the sophomore team last year and he will play a big role on the varsity. He’s a pitcher and outfielder who will put himself at the top of the order. He’s also a great base runner. He’s another guy who really stood out.” Kennedy said the new approach to the summer was met with good acceptance. “These guys are playing six to eight games a weekend with their travel teams,” he said. “Now you are asking them to come back during the week and play up to eight games with the high-school summer team. That’s tough. I want these guys to take swings and get their swings right instead of just playing games. Bad habits can form and then you have no time to fix them. If you don’t get them corrected they can become

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permanent. This way, they can work on different things and it gives the younger guys the opportunity to see what high-school ball is all about and see what it takes to play at the next level. “The kids enjoyed the new format. They aren’t getting burned out and they will come back ready to go when we start our off-season stuff.”

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Fenton’s Alvarez helps Elmhurst Post 187 win in dramatic fashion Muddogs win pair of games at Wheaton tournament

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The Elmhurst American Legion Post 187 U17 Muddogs team has had no shortage of competition this summer. Post 187 was 14-10 through late last week after competing in four games at the Junior Classic tournament hosted by Wheaton Post 76 at the Carol Stream Legion Post 76 Baseball Stadium. In a 7-1 win over Wheaton, Elmhurst scored three runs in the third inning and added four more in the seventh. Tyler Gelsomino scored two runs. Jose Alvarez had a hit and a run scored. Dave Sykora went 3-for-4 with two runs scored and four RBI. Joe Orrico went 3-for-3 with two RBI. Justin Lomax and Nathan Kriz each had a hit. Orrico and Sykora each tripled, while Orrico stole three bases and Jack Ryan had two thefts. Elmhurst stole eight bases in the game. Sykora also helped his cause on the mound where he threw a complete-game. He allowed eight hits and one earned run while striking out seven. Elmhurst then lost 12-2 to Ford

Post 21. Ford led 5-2 after three innings and then scored three in the fifth and four in the seventh. Elmhurst made five errors and had only three hits. Gelsomino, Kriz and Nick DeSimone each had a hit. Massimo Cortez and Gelsomino had two stolen bases each. Elmhurst stole seven bases in the game. Jack Schlitz took the loss. He struck out three. Andrew Pietrucha, Michael Hilgart and Orrico also pitched in the contest. Post 187 also dropped a 6-5 game to Moline Post 246. Elmhurst scored three runs in the third and led 5-2 heading into the bottom of the seventh only to have Moline score four runs to win it. Gelsomino went 3-for-4 with two runs scored and an RBI. Alexis Cotto had a hit and a run scored. Sykora had two RBI. Alvarez went 2-for-3 with two RBI. Tommy Ryan had a hit, as did Jack Ryan. Alanzo Howard had a hit and a run scored, while Andrew Pietrucha had two hits and a run scored. Two of Gelosmino’s three hits went for doubles. Cotto took the loss. He struck out six. Elmhurst rebounded to notch a 7-6 win over Alton Post 126 at the Junior Classic in eight innings. Elmhurst tied the game at 6-6 in the bottom of the seventh and won it in the bottom of the eighth when Alvarez singled home Cotto with the winning run. Gelsomino had a hit, while Cotto

scored two runs. Alvarez went 3-for4 with two runs scored and an RBI. Sykora had a hit and an RBI. Kriz had a hit and a run scored. Schlitz had a hit and an RBI. Cortez and DeSimone each scored a run, while Lomax had a hit and an RBI. Sykora and Schlitz each doubled. DeSimone stole two bases. Gelsomino was the winning pitcher in relief. He pitched 5 1/3 innings and allowed no earned runs on two hits. In earlier action, Post 187 lost 5-2 to Longhorns 17U in Tennessee. Longhorns led 3-0 after the first inning. Gelsomino, Cotto (1 RBI), Howard and Cortez each had a hit. Cotto and Gelosmino doubled. Cortez took the loss. Post 187 also downed the Mt. Juliet Riverdogs 7-5 in Tennessee tournament play in eight innings. Elmhurst scored four runs in the eighth inning and held off a Mt. Juliet rally in the bottom of the eighth. Gelsomino went 3-for-4 with a run scored and an RBI. Cotto was 2-for-4 with a run scored and an RBI. Alvarez went 1-for-4 with two RBI. Kriz was 2-for-4 with two runs scored. Cortez had an RBI. Hilgart went 2-for-3 with a run scored and an RBI. Pietrucha went 2-for-3 with a run scored and an RBI. Lomax scored a run and DeSimone had a hit. Alvarez, Kriz and Pietrucha each had a double. Gelsomino was the winning pitcher.

He struck out seven in an eight-inning complete-game effort. Post 187 U19 Muddogs Post 187 moved to 5-5 on the season with a recent 11-1 win over Highland, Indiana Post 180. Elmhurst led 2-0 after three innings and then broke the game open with six runs in the fourth and three more in the fifth. Orrico went 2-for-3 with three runs scored. Dan Gusel Jr. went 1-for-3 with a run scored and two RBI. Jack Enright had a run scored and two RBI. Tim Beecroft had a hit and three RBI. Tamaine Durr had two hits and a run scored. Ivan Lozada had a hit and a run scored. Mason Kamp had a hit, a run scored and two RBI. Brad Howard scored two runs and walked twice. Beecroft doubled and Orrico tripled in the game. Durr and Pietrucha each stole two bases. Elmhurst stole nine bases. Jordan Vogel was the winning pitcher. He went five innings and allowed three hits, no earned runs and struck out four. Post 187 was slated to play the Illinois Hammerheads 22U team at the Stuart Sports Complex in Montgomery earlier this week. Post 187 concludes the regular season tonight at 6 p.m. at Deerfield Post 738. Play in the 11th District American Legion Baseball Tournament is slated to begin next Tuesday at Carol Stream Legion Post 76 Baseball Stadium.


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CARPET & MATTRESS TOWN 480 W. IRVING PARK • 630-766-9366 • BENSENVILLE

MOVING

SALE

SAVE 60% TO 80%

Vinyl Sofa & Love

$20000

Carpet Remnants

$1000

from + FREE Pad

Porcelain Tile

Dressers

75

$9900

Each Carton Only

By Ashley

$60000

By Ashley

Dresser - Mirror Chest - Queen Bed

$50000

Night Stands

Chests

$4000

$4500

from

from

Lamps

$2000

Dresser Mirrors

$1000 Bunk Bed

$9500

from

Glass Table

from

$2500

$5000

Entertainment Center

TV Stands

$15000

$1000

All inventory $150 Sofa & Love

from

Chairs

00

Bedroom Group

Dressers - Mirrors Chest - Headboard

$30000

Pub Table 4 Chairs

Used Desks

$500 Bedroom Groups

from

12 x 12

¢

needs to go!

Custom Mini Blinds

$25

00

Twin Platform Beds

5 Pc. Table Set

$5000

$10000 320383


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