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THURSDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2016
IC Catholic Prep wins football Championship 43-0
IC Catholic Prep Knight senior dancers Liz Maloney (left) and Alana Gonzalez (right) pose during the Knights’ routine during the Illinois High School Association Class 3A State Championship Game against Carlinville. The dance team performed at halftime at the University of Illinois. The Knights would complete their season by winning the title with a 43-0 win over Carlinville. The win also marked the first undefeated season in the Knights program history. PHOTO BY DANIEL L. CHAMNESS, COLLEGEREPORTONLINE.COM Elmhurst Independent
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Happy Turkey Day!!
These five runners (from left): Deanna, Leah, Sarah, Elizabeth and Charlotte show off their Turkey Trot uniforms: official teeshirts and turkey hats at the 33rd annual Dan Gibbons Turkey Trot, held in Elmhurst on Thanksgiving Day. More photos inside.
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Ben’s Chocolate Stand raises almost $15,000 to fight children’s cancer By Dee Longfellow
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In December of 2015, the Elmhurst Independent brought its readers a story about a ten-year-old young man named Ben Hoffman who set up his own chocolate stand in his Elmhurst driveway to raise money to help fight children’s cancer. Last year’s event raised more than $12,000 for the Pediatric Brain Tumor program at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago. Ben, who is now 11, knows firsthand about the work done at Lurie Hospital because he was a patient himself when he was much younger. At just five months, Ben was diagnosed with an aggressive form of brain cancer and received most of his treatment at Lurie. Long story short, he has been cancer-free since May 2009. He opened his chocolate stand as a way to give back to the hospital that treated him so well. This year Ben’s Chocolate Stand was held for the third year in a row in the Hoffman’s driveway on Saturday, Nov. 19 and the numbers are showing another successful endeavor. “We are very fortunate to get as much foot traffic as we can handle from our supportive community,”
said Ben’s mother Tricia Hoffman. “Despite windy conditions that prevented us from inflating a bounce house as planned, Ben’s Chocolate Stand was a huge success.” She added that donations were still coming in, but the current total raised for the Pediatric Brain Tumor Program at Lurie Children’s is $13,775. On Monday, Nov. 21, Ben’s family, including his parents Joe and Tricia, his siblings Emmett and Jocelyn, and his Uncle Jeff Hoffman, made a check presentation to the Pediatric Brain Tumor program at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago. Among those who attended the brief reception were Ben’s neurosurgeon Dr. Tord Alden, his oncologist Dr. Stewart Goldman, and Nurse Wendy Stellpflug, who is the Pediatric Brain Tumor Program Coordinator. Needless to say they were delighted not only with the contribution but also to see Ben in such continued good health. Last year, in addition to the Pediatric Brain Tumor Program, Ben donated a portion of the proceeds to the Sarcoma Team at Lurie Children’s in support of his friend, fellow swimmer and baseball teammate, Payton O’Brien. Payton lost his fight and
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Pictured here is Ben Hoffman, founder of Ben’s Chocolate Stand to fight children’s cancer, now in its third year. Following this year’s event on Nov. 19, Ben and his family gave a check presentation to the Pediatric Brain Tumor program at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago on Monday, Nov. 21. With donations still coming in, the effort has so far raised almost $14,000.
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IC Catholic Prep dedicates new Dyer Family Resource Center
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Named for David Dyer, alum and longtime supporter, community leader
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At the dedication of the Dyer Family Resource Center at Immaculate Conception on Sunday, Nov. 6, Bishop Joseph Siegel led LAWRENCE “LARRY” E. the celebratory mass along with SMOLINSKI, 67 IC Pastor, Very Rev. Thomas Paul, Lawrence “Larry” E. Smolinski, and many other clergy who atof Wheaton, passed away recently tended from throughout the Dioat the age of 67. Loving father of cese of Joliet.
Larry (Erin) and Kristen; grandfather of Elizabeth and Grace; brother of Donna (Warren) Kohnke, Dawn (David) Hoener and the late Gregory Smolinski. Memorial Mass 11:00 A.M. Friday, December 2, 2016 at St. Daniel the Prophet Church, 101 W. Loop Rd., Wheaton. Interment Queen of Heaven Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, Memorials will be appreciated for the Church. Arrangements provided by Ahlgrim Funeral Home. Call (630) 834-3515 or visit ahlgrim.com for more information.
On Sunday, Nov. 6, IC Catholic Prep (ICCP) held a ceremony in the library to honor longtime alumnus and supporter David Dyer (’65) who passed away earlier this year. The dedication and blessing held at the Dyer Family Resource Center took place immediately following the 11:30 a.m. special anniversary Mass at Immaculate Conception Parish, to celebrate 140 years of faith. Bishop Joseph Siegel led the celebratory mass along with Immaculate Conception Pastor, Very Rev. Thomas Paul, and the many clergy in attendance from throughout the Diocese of Joliet. More than 40 guests, including David Dyer’s family and friends, were on hand for the blessing and reception that followed. In a touch-
ing ceremony led by the Bishop and Pastor, guests were able to see the newly-hung plaque with Dyer’s name that now adorns the center wall of the Pictured is resource center. A David Dyer, new brushed alumi- a long-time num entry sign was parishioner also added to the and alumnus brick façade on the at IC, who away building’s exterior. passed last July at the David Dyer was age of 69. The an active member new Family of the Immaculate Resource Conception Par- Center has ish community for been named in his memory. more than 30 years and a proud member of the IC High School Class of 1965. He is fondly remembered at IC for his steadfast commitment to his family, friends, church and community. His generous spirit and gentle way served as a good example for all those who knew him.
Three arrested for passing counterfeit bills Suspects charged with felony forgery By Dee Longfellow FOR THE ELMHURST INDEPENDENT
On Monday afternoon, Nov. 28, the Independent learned that on November 15 at 8 p.m., the Elmhurst police responded to the 100 block of York Road, where a male subject
had attempted to pass a counterfeit $100-dollar bill at a retail establishment. According to a release issued by Police Chief Michael Ruth, officers located the subject along with several others in a parking lot at York Rd. and North Ave. Subsequent investigation revealed that the subjects had successfully passed a counterfeit bill at a restau-
rant in Elmhurst and at a restaurant in Oak Brook. Pierre J. West, 26, Marcus Buchanan, 46, and Cordale Carroll, 29, all of Chicago, were arrested and charged with Felony Forgery and transported DuPage County Jail: Elmhurst police continue to caution businesses on counterfeit bills, extra care should be used when receiving $50- and $100-dollar bills.
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IC Catholic Prep football team wins state championship 43-0 Knights close out perfect campaign with another blowout victory
By Mike Miazga CORRESPONDENT
Perfection! Domination! Those are the two words that sum up the IC Catholic Prep football team’s 2016 season. The Knights put the bow on a perfect 14-0 season with a 43-0 victory over Carlinville in the Class 3A state football title game held at Memorial Stadium on the grounds of the University of Illinois in Champaign. It was IC Catholic Prep’s third state title. The Knights also won state crowns in 2002 and 2008. Head coach Bill Krefft has now won state titles as a player and coach at IC Catholic Prep. He was a lineman and co-captain on the 2002 state-championship team. Krefft also was an assistant coach on the 2008 title team. In the win against Carlinville, the Knights were their usual dominating selves, out-gaining their
opponent 475 yards to 190 yards despite Carlinville running seven more offensive plays. IC Catholic Prep ran for 333 yards on the ground on only 34 carries and also had 142 passing yards. Carlinville also held the ball longer than IC Catholic Prep (25:35-22:25) yet scored no points. Jordan Rowell led the Knights with a Class 3A state-championship game record 270 rushing yards on 26 carries (10.4 yards per carry). He scored three more rushing touchdowns and added a fourth on a pass reception to share a Class 3A state record for most touchdowns in the championship contest (4). Rowell finished the season with 2,295 rushing yards and 37 rushing touchdowns. He finished the year with 42 total touchdowns. The 42 touchdowns in a season places Rowell in the Top 10 in state history all-time. Luke Ricobene completed 9 of
17 passes for 142 yards and three touchdowns. Lazerick Eatman caught three passes for 53 yards and a touchdown. Matt Sutton caught two passes for 41 yards and a touchdown while Rowell had a fourth touchdown via a reception. He finished with two catches for 28 yards and the one score. Khalil Saunders had two catches for 20 yards. Sutton started the scoring with a 37-yard touchdown reception from Ricobene with 11:09 to play in the first quarter. After IC Catholic Prep recovered the ensuing kickoff. Eatman, on the very next play, caught a 28-yard TD from Ricobene with 11:00 to play in the first quarter to give the Knights a 15-0 lead. Rowell added touchdown runs of 20 and 14 yards in the first quarter and the Knights, just like that, led 29-0 after 12 minutes of action. Rowell rounded out the scoring with a 22-yard touchdown reception from Ricobene in the third
Upcoming holiday events around town
By Dee Longfellow
FOR THE ELMHURST INDEPENDENT
40th Reindeer Route Housewalk coming Friday The Elmhurst Memorial Hospital (EMH) Foundation will host its 40th Annual Reindeer Route Housewalk on Friday, Dec. 2. It will feature five homes in Elmhurst and one in Oak Brook decorated for the holidays by local florists. Times are 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. and 6 – 9 p.m. On the day of the Housewalk, tickets can be purchased for $35 at
any of the featured homes. Housewalk participants are also invited to take advantage of special offers from local restaurants including Francesca’s Amici, 174 N. York Rd., Roberto’s Ristorante, 483 Spring Rd., and HB Jones, 551 S. York St. For tickets and information, visit emhfoundation.org/events or call (331) 221-0388. Special Kids Day holiday party next Wed. On Wednesday, Dec. 7 from 3:308 p.m., children with special needs
and their families are invited to Wilder Mansion, 211 So. Prospect, for the annual Special Kids Day Holiday Party. The party is free and exclusive to those with special needs and their families. Planned specifically to be obstacle-free and catering to the unique concerns and circumstances of special needs children, the Special Kids Day Holiday Party offers a stressfree atmosphere in which to enjoy some holiday traditions including a chance to tell Santa Claus what you hope to find under the tree.
quarter and a 78-yard touchdown run with 54 seconds remaining in the third. Sam Buffo kicked five extra points and Rowell ran in a twopoint conversion on the Knights’ first touchdown of the day. No IC Catholic Prep scoring drive took more than five minutes. Five of the Knights’ six scoring drives took under two minutes each. With the exception of an 11play, 66-yard drive that took 4:18, the Knights other scoring possessions lasted four plays, one play, six plays, five plays and four plays. On the defensive end, Kemon Reese had 16 tackles, including 11 solos. Chris Johnson had 14 tackles. Khali Saunders, Robert Vitek, Matt Jordan and Jimmy Kenneally each had a tackle for loss. Those four tackles for loss totaled 16 yards. Khalil Saunders had a fumble recovery and an interception. Sutton also had an intercep-
tion for 30 yards. Kenneally had a quarterback sack for eight yards of loss. IC Catholic Prep finished the season scoring 721 points and allowing opponents to score only 94. It was IC Catholic Prep’s eighth shutout of the season and 11th game of the year where it held an opponent to single digits in scoring. Head coach Bill Krefft is now 42-15 in five seasons at the helm and is 25-2 over the last two seasons. Krefft played for the late Bob Cozzi on the 2002 state team and was an assistant on former head coach Bill Schmidt’s 2008 state title team. Schmidt was an assistant on the 2002 team. This also marked the first undefeated season in program history. The 2002 team went 13-1, while the 2008 team made the playoffs as a 5-4 team and finished 10-4 after going on a 5-0 run in the postseason.
Plenty of handicapped parking is available. No reservations are required, so come when it best fits your family’s schedule. This event is sponsored by Special Kids Day and Elmhurst Photo Boutique.
Tree-lighting celebration in Wilder Park. Featuring holiday entertainment, a special visitor from the North Pole, and children’s activities in Wilder Mansion, this event will put you in the spirit of the season. Warm up with some cookies and hot cocoa as you and your family enjoy the wonderful tree decorations. Presenting sponsors Marianos and Edward-Elmhurst Health.
Old-Fashioned Tree-lighting Thurs. Dec. 8 in Wilder Park From 5:30-8 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 8, get into the holiday spirit at the Park District’s Old Fashioned
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The Elmhurst Police Department recently reported the following arrests and citations. Readers are reminded that an arrest does not constitute a conviction, and that subjects are considered innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law. Juveniles age 17-or-younger are not named.
Criminal damage or defacement to property/ vehicle/criminal trespass to property/vehicle/ damage to property Nov. 21 An officer responded to a report of a subject sleeping inside a coffee shop in the 600 block of W. North Ave. at around 8:56 a.m. The complainant pointed out the person who had been asleep off and on inside the shop since 8 a.m. and stated that this is an ongoing problem with them. The person was issued a no-trespass notice.
Disorderly conduct Nov. 20 • Employees at the Elmhurst Public Library reported that a suspect who was not identified was in the library and frightening employees with rhetoric. When the library manager spoke to the suspect about the complaints, the suspect reportedly became verbally abusive toward staff members. The suspect left the library and later came to the police department, where the suspect stated that the complainant had threatened him. An officer issued a no trespass order to the suspect the following day. • Victims in the 400 block of Spring told police at around 6:37 p.m. that after an argument with a neighbor over the behavior of the neighbor’s son, both the son and the neighbor reportedly displayed obscene hand gestures towards the victims. The neighbor also allegedly called the victim an undisclosed name. An officer spoke with the neighbor, who agreed that she acted inappropriately and agreed to avoid further contact with the victim. Nov. 18 Robert Champagne, 27, of River Forest, was arrested in the 1000 block of Route 83 at around 8:52 p.m. According to police, a victim reported that her ex-boyfriend had been sending text messages to her while she was at work. Police said Champagne was located in River Forest and was charged with disorderly conduct.
DUI, illegal consumption or possession of alcohol by a minor, illegal transportation or possession of open alcohol, possession/ delivery of a controlled substance Nov. 22 Modestas Mazukma, 32, of Lisle, was arrested near North and Route 83 at around 12:41 a.m. and charged with state charges of DUI, two counts of disobeying a traffic control signal, no insurance and no valid driver’s license following a traffic stop. The suspect also was found to have a nobond warrant from Cook County.
around 2:15 a.m. for possession of cannabis and no seat belt following a traffic stop.
CALL 800-222-TIPS Nov. 20 • Manuel Parada, 25, of Elgin, was arrested near York and Schiller at around 3:20 a.m. and charged with DUI and improper lane usage following a traffic stop. • Michael Wong, 27, of Chicago, was arrested near Roosevelt and Butterfield Road at around 9:59 a.m. and charged with DUI, being parked on a highway and no insurance following a call for a possible DUI, according to police. Nov. 18 Sergio Herrera, 27, of Bensenville, was arrested near York and Lake at around 1:52 a.m. and charged with aggravated DUI, driving while license suspended and no seat belt.
Obstruction Nov. 21 Monique Rose, 35, of Chicago, was arrested near Lake and Route 83 at around 9:42 p.m. Subsequent to a traffic stop, police said Rose, a passenger in the rear seat, provided an officer with two false names and dates of birth, believing she had a warrant for her arrest. She was charged with two counts of obstructing identification and for no seat belt.
Possession of cannabis, drug paraphernalia Nov. 20 Samie John, 61, of Woodridge, was issued a citation near Route 83 and St. Charles at around 11:47 p.m. for possession of cannabis and improper lane usage following a traffic stop. Nov. 18 • Hector Garcia, 24, of Maywood, was issued citations by police near North and Melrose at around 12:09 a.m. Police said that subsequent to a seatbelt enforcement zone in the area, an officer detected an odor of burnt cannabis coming from the vehicle. According to police, Garcia, a passenger in the front seat of a vehicle who had not been wearing his seat belt, provided an officer with a clear plastic bag containing green plant material suspected to be cannabis. He was cited for possession of cannabis and no seat belt. • Matthew Vachaparambil, 20, of Elmhurst, was arrested near North and Melrose at around 12:36 a.m. and charged with possession of cannabis, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of alcohol by a minor and zero tolerance following a traffic stop. Nov. 17 • Michael Pullia, 25, of Chicago, was arrested near Wilson and Grand at around 1:16 a.m. and charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and no rear registration plate light following a traffic stop due to the report of a suspicious vehicle. • Vashon James, 33, of Chicago, was issued citations by police near North and Myrtle at
Nov. 19 While on DUI patrol near Route 83 and I-290 at around 1:22 a.m., an officer conducted a traffic stop. Upon conversation with the driver, the driver reportedly provided the officer with a false name and date of birth. It was learned that the driver had a failure to appear warrant out of Kane County. The officer began to advise the suspect he was under arrest when he allegedly fled on foot from officers. A brief chase ensued, and the Bloomingdale Police Department’s K-9 unit responded to the area to assist with no results locating the suspect. An officer will be following up and seeking an arrest warrant.
Theft/burglary/attempted theft or burglary/identity theft/fraud/forgery/ deceptive practice/ obstruction/robbery Nov. 22 • Margaret Taylor, 52, of Glendale Heights, was arrested at a store in the 300 block of S. Route 83 at around 3:48 p.m. Police said Taylor was recognized to have stolen KitchenAid® mixers in the store previously, and was seen stealing another similar item on the above date. The value of the merchandise was $329.99, according to police. In addition, she had a valid DuPage County warrant. She was charged with three felony counts of retail theft. • A victim in the 1100 block of S. Euclid Ave. told police at around 3:08 p.m. that she had parked her vehicle in a lot at the above location for about six hours. When she returned to the parking lot, the vehicle was gone. The vehicle was listed as stolen; the victim has no suspects and possesses only keys. • A juvenile suspect was arrested at a store in the 300 block of S. Route 83 at around 3:48 p.m. and charged with retail theft. Nov. 21 • Subsequent to suspicious circumstances in the 400 block of S. Hampshire at around 9:13 p.m., a complainant told police that a suspect— described as a black male in his mid-30s with facial hair, a black jacket, a red-hooded sweater, black pants, and possibly with a backpack and a black BMX style bicycle—threw a purse into the dumpster behind a restaurant and contacted the police department. The purse was recovered and the owner was notified. Several items were taken out of the purse. The area was checked for the suspect with no results. • A victim in the 100 block of E. Wilson told police at around 12:01 p.m. that he received a call from American Express and a company called Bilspay, advising him an attempt was made to open a credit card under his name. He did not apply for these, contacted the credit bureaus to notify them and said he would sign complaints if the suspect is located. An officer couldn’t get any information from American Express, but Bilspay advised that the account was applied for online and there was a difference of one day in the date of birth of the person posing as the victim. Nov. 19 • Identity theft was reported in the 300 block of S. Washington at around 6:14 p.m. A victim told police that she was notified by her credit card’s fraud unit that her card was used online at Macy’s. The victim had the credit card cancelled. The victim received a letter from Ma-
cys.com about the online purchase that was in someone else’s name but her address. A further investigation is pending with Macy’s consumer department. • A victim in the 300 block of W. Lake St. told police at around 8:33 p.m. that during his son’s birthday party, they put his birthday gifts on a cart that was kept with other carts at the front desk along the south wall of the business. When the cart was bought into the party room, four of the gifts were missing.
Nov. 17 • Theft was reported at a bank in the 900 block of N. Weigel at around 2:11 p.m. A victim told police that he went into the employee bathroom and placed her cell phone, valued at $400, on a paper towel box in the bathroom, but forgot the phone. She checked the bathroom, but found that the phone was gone. The business was searched with no results. • Identity theft was reported in the 1000 block of S. Swain at around 4:47 p.m. A victim told police that an unknown suspect(s) ordered merchandise online using her Kohl’s credit card. The account shows the merchandise being shipped to the victim’s home, however, the phone number and email were not the victim’s. The Kohl’s agent advised that the suspect may have purchased the items to have Kohl’s cash sent to their email. The agent closed the victim’s account, but could not stop the shipment which had already been processed. The victim stated she would contact an officer if anyone suspicious was in the area when the packages arrived. • Retail theft was reported at a store in the 300 block of S. Route 83 at around 6:15 p.m. Police said a suspect was detained by store security. A complainant told police he observed a suspect open a box of eyeshadow and hide it in the waistband of her pants. She was arrested and released with charges pending. • Identity theft was reported in the 100 block of N. Clinton at around 11:12 a.m. A victim reported to police that he was contacted by the Homewood Police Department advising him they arrested a subject with his information on an ID card. The victim was informed that a suspect was attempting to charge items to the victim’s Kohl’s account using the victim’s ID and Social Security number. The victim also reported several credit cards had been opened under his name. The case is pending investigation.
Nov. 16 A victim near North and Clinton told police at around 3:41 p.m. that her iPhone had been stolen. The victim stated that after she lost the phone, an unknown suspect contacted her on Facebook, advising her to erase information on her phone or he would release pictures of her on Facebook. The victim does not have the suspect’s information and will replace the phone. An investigation is pending.
Sept. 29 Identity theft was reported in the 100 block of Fellows at around 2:10 p.m. A victim told police that an unknown suspect made an online purchase using his bank check card in Chicago and an overdraft fee was issued. The victim notified his bank which reversed the charges. Later the bank advised the victim that he had benefited some way from the fraudulent charges and it was again added back onto his account.
April 25-April 26 A victim in the 100 block of S. West Ave. told police that during the above time frame, he was alerted by Target that an unknown suspect(s) attempted to open two unauthorized credit card accounts. The victim also received a bill from Verizon Wireless on an unauthorized account and was told by Verizon to file a police report if he wanted to dispute the charges.
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By Dan McLeister
FOR THE ELMHURST INDEPENDENT
• Resolution: Extra ice cream for Field School students Members of Girl Scout Troop 50548 from Field School led the pledge of Allegiance at the November 21st City Council meeting. Before the meeting Mayor Steve Morley led them on a tour of the administrative offices and then took them to the City Council room where he presided over a resolution for extra ice cream for Field students for a month. Morley said if the staff at Field School had any questions to call him. • TIF 2 funds transferred to TIF 5 Aldermen have approved the transfer of funds of approximately $3 million in 2015 and all subsequent funds of approximately $450,000 to be collected in 2017, from the Lake Street Development Fund (TIF2) to
the Church Rd./Lake St Redevelopment Fund (TIF 5). These funds will be used for TIF eligible costs, including land acquisition/improvements for the redevelopment of the Elmhurst BMW dealership within TIF 5. Illinois State Statutes for Tax Increment Financing (TIF) allow for the transfer of funds between contiguous TIF Districts. The City agreed to match the incentive offered by a neighboring community seeking to have the BMW dealership to move there. • CAC raises TIF concern; “cart put before the horse” Ben Silver, a lawyer for the Citizen Advocacy Center, spoke during public comment saying he was concerned about the timeline of the transfer of funds from TIF #2 to TIF #5. He asked when promises were made. He hoped that there would be an opportunity to get more information. “It seem like the cart was put before the horse,” he said during pub-
More crime news
• Suspect with 450 grams cannabis, gun nabbed at checkpoint On Nov. 22, Marcus Browley Jr., 26, of Tucson, Ariz., was arrested near York and Industrial at around 12:58 a.m. Police said that while conducting a seatbelt checkpoint, an officer detected an odor of cannabis from the vehicle. Browley Jr., according to police, stated that there was a small amount of cannabis inside the vehicle and a gun. Police said a search of the vehicle yielded 459 grams of cannabis located in the trunk inside a plastic bag, a black automatic pistol and $2,000 in cash. He was charged with felony aggravated unlawful use of a weapon and possession of cannabis. • Victim claims $11,700 cash stolen while he was incarcerated A complainant in the 200 block of E. Grantley told police that he had $11,700 in cash in the wall of his walk-in closet. The suspect, believed to be his ex-girlfriend, and two sons all knew about the money. Police said the complainant told the suspect to use $1,000 to post bond and for his bail. A court order did not allow the complainant back into his residence until Nov. 5. When the complainant returned home, he found no money in the closet. His ex-girlfriend denies taking the money. • Man who fell, struck head found to be intoxicated On Nov. 20, Bernard Smolenski, 63, of Elmhurst, was issued a citation by police in the 100 block of Addison at around 8:56 p.m. Police said that subject to a call of a subject who fell in the street, Smolenski was found to be intoxicated. He reportedly had fallen and struck his head on the roadway. He was cited for disorderly conduct/public intoxication.
• Domestic battery reported at local hotel On Nov. 19, a 29-year-old Maywood woman was arrested in the 900 block of Riverside at around 8:19 a.m. According to police, the suspect stated that the victim had choked her twice while they were alone in a hotel room. The victim was reportedly struck by a glass bottle, which resulted in a head injury. The suspect had the victim’s blood on her T-shirt and the suspect did not have any injuries that required medical attention. The victim was taken to the police station for his
lic comment. City Council typically does not respond directly to questions from citizens during the public comment portion of the meeting. • Support for Thanksgiving for naval recruits appreciated John Scudder of the Elmhurst American Legion thanked the City Council for supporting the Thanksgiving Dinner for recruits from the Great Lakes Naval Station. • Meeting leadership in absence of Mayor reviewed Kevin York (4th Ward) and Chris Healy (5th Ward) have asked to amend the Elmhurst Municipal Code regarding meeting leadership in the absence of the Mayor. It has been customary for the City Council to select the longest tenured alderman to lead the meeting. “While this has served well for the most part, we believe that the code should be updated to provide thoughtful direction for the occasion,” York and Healy stated.
statement and, while at the station, it was discovered that the victim had a pocket knife and a small plastic baggie that tested positive for cocaine, according to police. The suspect was charged with domestic battery and the victim was charged with unlawful possession of a controlled substance. • Home burglar stole shotgun, Magnum 357, victim says Residential burglary was reported in the 200 block of E. First St. at around 4:18 p.m. A victim told police he
KARL ZERFOSS, 92 Karl Zerfoss, an Elmhurst resident for nearly 50 years, died peacefully November 15, 2016, at the Oakbrook Health Care Center at the age of 92. He had been ailing for the past four years. Karl served as a T 5 radio operator in the 397th Regiment of the 100th Infantry Division during WWII. He was a graduate of the University of Chicago with a Master’s degree in economics. He spent 50 years in security analysis and investment management, including his time with Kemper Financial Services and The Burridge Group. With a special interest in music, Karl played the piano all of his life, attended the symphony, chamber and early music series. He was also a member and officer of the Cliff Dwellers Arts Club. He joined the Downers Grove Friends Meeting in 2002, where he was an active member, serving a term as recording clerk. Karl is survived by Evelyn, his
came home and found forced entry through the back door of his apartment and noticed his bedroom and office had been disturbed. The victim stated that his shotgun, Magnum 357 pistol, an undisclosed number of silver dollars and some clothing were missing. Police said it should be noted these items are similar to items reported stolen by the victim in a previous residential burglary. The victim further stated that he noticed a white vehicle driven by a suspect described as a black male driving slowly past his house appearing to “case” his apartment.
wife of 66 years; two daughters, Katherine Ace and Marian (David) Kessler; and four grandchildren, Corinna Ace, Sarah, Rachel and Sam Kessler. No date has yet been set for a memorial service. Donations in Karl’s memory can be given to The Downers Grove Friends’ Meeting, the American Friends Service Committee, or to any organization that works for peace and justice. Information was provided by the family.
BERNARD W. WEBB Bernard W. Webb, of Elmhurst passed away recently. The only son of Agnes and Walter Webb. Beloved husband of Ada; father of Chris (Sara); grandfather of Izabella; uncle to numerous nephews and nieces. Bernard did volunteer work for Reading to the Blind, Elmhurst Hospital, Marian Joy and Eucharistic Minister at Visitation Parish, Elmhurst. Born with an infectious sense of Irish wit and humor. Funeral Mass was held on Tuesday, November 29, 2016, at Visitation Church. Entombment Queen of Heaven Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, Memorials will be appreciated for the Seedling Braille Books for the Children, Guiding Eyes for the Blind or Cristo Rey Jesuit High School. Arrangements provided by Ahlgrim Funeral Home. Call (630) 834-3515 or visit ahlgrim.com for more information.
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Contemplating marriage: Knowing the rules
I’ve been contemplating marriage. Not getting married. I took care of that task years ago. I’ve been contemplating marriage as in the concept of. My daughter recently tied the knot and I’ve been reminiscing about my own newlywed days – and some of the lessons learned since way back then. When I signed up for this deal called marriage, I had no idea what I was getting myself into. Neither did my husband. If someone had told us marriage might be challenging and difficult, we wouldn’t have believed them. How could loving another person be difficult? (Ha!) Thank goodness for our naivety. And optimism. Now, all these years later, I think we’d both say marriage can be challenging (not to mention a bit of hard work). But it is good work, and challenges are opportunities for growth. And when done right, it gets easier and more fulfilling as
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the years pass. Most days. Since saying “I do,” my better half and I have learned a few tidbits (Dare I say rules?) about successfully navigating this thing called wedded bliss. If we were to give unsolicited advice to our daughter and other newlys (which of course we never would), here’s what we might say: 1. First, realize there are no rules, really. Think of these as starting points. 2. Over the years, you will break most if not all these rules (a.k.a. starting points). So will your spouse. Forgive him or her and just as importantly, forgive yourself.
3. It’s not about you. It’s about both of you. If you live out your marriage as though it’s about you, you’ll likely have a short marriage – or at the very least an unhappy one. 4. Eat meals together. At least once each day. They will serve as an anchor and provide an opportunity to share time and conversation with each other. It’s the seemingly small habits like this that fortify your relationship. In a marriage, small things can be big things. 5. Sleep in the same bed. Even if it seems more convenient not to. Even if the one of you snores or kicks the covers off (not that I’m implying anything). Love is hardly ever convenient. Waking together gives you a few moments to plan your day, and plot your strategies – if you have children. It also gives you the opportunity to experience morning breath and morning hair. It gives you the chance to say
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there not always so. Work to keep things new. Don’t be distracted by the multitude of life experiences that could come between you and your spouse. This includes your job and your children. There are more (there always could be more) but eight is enough for one day. When we got married years ago, our pockets may have been empty, but our hearts were as full as our hair was big. Now we relive those emotions (but not the hairstyle) through our daughter and son-in-law and we are glad for times when life comes full circle. Jill Pertler is an award-winning syndicated columnist, published playwright, author and member of the National Society of Newspaper Columnists. Don’t miss a slice; follow the Slices of Life page on Facebook.
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good morning before the chaos of the rest of your day proceeds. 6. Always kiss each other goodbye. It’s also nice to kiss hello and goodnight and happy Groundhog’s day, but goodbye is the one to make a priority. You never know if a goodbye will be your last, and you’d regret forever if you hadn’t paid enough attention to seal it with a kiss. 7. Realize you do not have to agree on everything. Chances are even after decades you won’t have come to terms about the thermostat. It’s the bane of many a great marriage and a war that can’t be won. There are countless similar battles involving laundry folding techniques, vacation destinations, parenting practices and driving habits (which could be a category in itself). 8. Falling in love is easy; staying
On Wednesday, Dec. 7 from 3:308 p.m., children with special needs and their families are invited to Wilder Mansion, 211 So. Prospect, for the annual Special Kids Day Holiday Party. The party is free and exclusive to those with special needs and their families. Planned specifically to be obstacle-free and catering to the unique concerns and circumstances of special needs children, the Special Kids Day Holiday Party offers a stressfree atmosphere in which to enjoy some holiday traditions including a chance to tell Santa Claus what you hope to find under the tree. Every child will have the opportunity to create an art project, play in our fun LEGO® Room, get their face painted, enjoy lively music and quiet reading time. Kids will meet Santa for a personal photo that is theirs to keep, along with a gift bag of toys and goodies. Balloon sculptors will be on hand to make exciting creations for kids to take home and the usual gang of volunteers will be baking their hearts into hundreds of homemade cookies to enjoy.
An evening of sunny smiles and infectious laughter, the Special Kids Day Holiday Party makes for a memorable holiday occasion. Plenty of handicapped parking is available. No reservations are required, so come when it best fits your family’s schedule. This event is sponsored by Special Kids Day and Elmhurst Photo Boutique.
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Storm water trap chosen over surface detention Project will provide relief to 63 homes in the Washington St. area By Dan McLeister FOR THE ELMHURST INDEPENDENT
At its meeting on Monday, Nov. 21, the Elmhurst City Council has approved a proposal for a precast concrete underground storm water retention vault, which will provide flood relief to 63 homes in the Wash-
ington St. area. The storm trap, to be done by StormTrap LLC, will provide for approximately three acre feet of underground storage. The project, along with the under-construction Madison Early Childhood Center Storm Water Improvement Project, will provide a significant benefit to the neighborhood, according to Alderman Jim Kennedy (6th Ward), chairman of the Public Works and Buildings (PWB) Committee which recommended approval. “Dropping flood water a foot is a big deal, but still more needs to be
done,” Kennedy said. The storm water project is currently scheduled to commence in early March of 2017. The project is planned for vacant land in the 600 block of Washington where the City bought and demolished three houses to provide space for flood control. StormTrap LLC’s proposal is for $627, 056. The actual storm vault installation, along with all other components of the overall storm water project (earth work, utility installation), will be completed under a fu-
ture contract. Purchasing the StormTrap vault directly from the supplier will allow for the manufacturing of the system to commence sooner and the project to begin earlier in 2017. Ald. Michael Honquest (4th Ward) said even an increase of a small additional amount of water detained is worth it to help out one of the worst areas of town for flooding. When Ald. Michael Bram (3rd Ward) noted that the project cost was more than a 30 percent increase from the original price for a retention basin, Kennedy said, “We are
not spending money foolishly.” “I believe every inch counts but there is a point where too much money is being spent on a project,” Bram said. “The more-than-projected $300,000 increase could have been spent elsewhere. I do not want to vote no because it would delay the project.” All 12 aldermen present voted on November 21st to approve the project. Alds. Mark Sabatino (1st Ward) and Kevin York (4th Ward) did not attend the City Council meeting. Bram said he favored an open air retention basin.
Chaplin squeaks past Blass to win County Board race in District 2
By Dee Longfellow FOR THE ELMHURST INDEPENDENT
Last week, the Independent reported that as of Tuesday morning, Nov. 22, the two-year term on the DuPage County Board in District #2 had not yet been called. After a 300-vote deficit on Election night Nov. 8, Democrat Elizabeth “Liz” Chaplin was ahead of her Republican challenger Richard Blass
by just 13 votes at the Independent’s press time Tuesday morning and the DuPage County Election Commission was still counting ballots. When all was said and done, Chaplin, the incumbent, topped Blass by only 50 votes. Vote tallies which included mail and provisional ballots, resulted in Chaplin receiving 36,726 votes to Blass’ 36,676. A county board member since 2012, Chaplin said she was about ready to concede the day after the election, when preliminary results showed she trailed Blass by just 327 votes. But more than 1,000 provisional ballots had not yet been included in the totals and more than 5,000 mail ballots had not been counted. The
mail ballots had to be postmarked by Nov. 8 and received at the Commission by Nov. 22. Ultimately, 1,279 more votes were included after election night. Blass, who is an Elmhurst resident, said he will consult with his campaign manager before deciding whether to ask for a recount. “I certainly will take it under advisement,” he said. “Two weeks ago, it was just such a bad night for Democrats in general,” said Chaplin. “Everyone was telling us we had lost. It was in the newspapers.” But she never conceded because she had advised people who could not or did not want to vote on Elec-
World Music Series celebrates Indian vocalist M.S. Subbulakshmi In December, the Elmhurst College World Music Series travels to India to celebrate the music of renowned vocalist M.S. Subbulakshmi. The M.S. Subbulakshmi Commemoration Concert will be held on Dec. 17 at 7:30 p.m. in Hammerschmidt Chapel on the campus of Elmhurst College. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets are $5 and $10 and are available at elmhurst.edu/music/ worldmusicfestival Presented by Elmhurst College and the Chicago Kalapriya Foundation, the evening celebrates Subbulakshmi’s 100th birthday anniversary with a concert of some her greatest songs. Revered as the “Nightingale of India,” M.S. Subbulakshmi is known as the leading exponent of classical and semi-classical songs in the Car-
Spirito! Singers announce holiday concerts
On Saturday, Dec. 3 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 4 at 3 p.m., the Spirito! Singers will present a holiday concert entitled “Repeat the Sounding Joy.” It will be held at Elmhurst Christian Reformed Church, 149 W. Brush Hill Road in Elmhurst. Tickets are $25 each and can be purchased by calling 1-877-8WE-SING or visit spiritosingers.org.
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Thursday, Dec. 1 At 7 p.m., the Elmhurst League of Women Voters will host a discussion about identity theft. It will be held at the Elmhurst Public Library, which is co-hosting the event. Free and open to the public. Info: lwvelmhurst.org.
Friday, Dec. 2 The Elmhurst Memorial Hospital (EMH) Foundation will host its 40th
annual Reindeer Route Housewalk featuring five homes in Elmhurst and one in Oak Brook, decorated for the holidays by local florists. Homes are open for tours from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. and from 6-9 p.m. On the day of the Housewalk, tickets can be purchased for $35 at any of the featured homes. Saturday, Dec. 3 Immaculate Conception Parish’s
Council of Catholic Women is holding a Cookie Walk from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Monsignor Plunkett Hall which is in the lower level of the Chapel located on the corner of York and Arthur. For a $10 box, you get to fill it with your choice of cookies. There will also be a raffle, vendors with holiday gift ideas, and coffee and donut holes to enjoy. Info: icelmhurst.org or call 630530-8515.
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Thursday, Dec. 8 From 5:30-8 p.m., the Elmhurst Park District will host its annual OldFashioned Tree-lighting in Wilder Park. Groups, clubs, organizations, Scout troops and neighborhoods gather to sponsor and decorate one of the trees that will encircle the park that evening. There will be musical entertainment in the band shell, hot chocolate and other refreshments, a chance to meet Santa, who usually brings along one or two of his reindeer. Free and open to the public.
Saturday, Dec. 10 From 1-4 p.m., kids are invited to Wilder Mansion to shop for all their favorite people on their holiday shopping list. Elves are setting up Santa’s Secret Workshop this year just for kids – no parents allowed! Purchases are kid-priced and kid-friendly with
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IC Schools hold Thanksgiving prayer service By Dee Longfellow FOR THE ELMHURST INDEPENDENT
Below are scenes from a Thanksgiving Prayer Service for IC Grade School and IC Catholic Prep, led by Immaculate Conception Pastor, Very Rev. Tom Paul and Associate Pastor Chris Lankford. Â
Before the service concluded, the 2016 State Championshipbound ICCP Football Team was honored with a special blessing as they prepare for the big game in Champaign, which the team went on to win, thus clinching the state championship.
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Above left: These students from Immaculate Conception took part in the Thanksgiving Prayer Service for both the high school and grade school last week prior to dismissal for the holiday. The event served not only to acknowledge Thanksgiving, but also to send off the ICCP football team to the state championship game, which they ended up winning 430, capping a perfect season.
Above right: Pictured here surrounded by students of both ICCP High School and IC Grade School is IC Pastor, Very Rev. Tom Paul who led the Thanksgiving Prayer Service.
Left: Lined up at the back of the room are the members of the ICCP football team as the other students at the Thanksgiving Prayer Service wished them well on their journey to the state championship game. Prayers were heard and answered because the team came home the champs, winning the last big game by a score of 43-0.
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On Friday, Dec. 2 from 7-8:15 p.m., the Elmhurst History Museum is hosting the Jolly Old St. Nicholas Concert at Yorkfield Presbyterian Church, 1099 So. York St. Before there was Santa Claus, there was St. Nicholas, known traditionally as the “bearer of gifts.” On December 6, many Europeans still celebrate St. Nicholas Day, and many Christmas traditions emerged from this holiday. The Elmhurst History Museum invites the public to celebrate this tradition and Elmhurst’s German roots with a concert of German carols and a performance by Jolly Old St. Nick. Now in its 80th year, Elmhurst’s own Damenchor (Women’s Chorus) and Männerchor (Men’s Chorus) will perform German carols that the audience can join in singing. St. Nicholas himself, brought to life by first-person history performer Terry Lynch, will join the festivities to explain the celebration and take pictures with the kids. Hot cocoa and sweet treats will be provided. Children are encouraged to wear their pajamas! All ages welcome, but reservations are required. Please RSVP online at Elmhursthistory.org (Special Events section) or call 630-833-1457.
Christian Congregation Church Christian Congregation Church invites you to join us in worship on Sundays at 9:30 a.m., and Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m.
Connecting the community with Christ thru worship, education, Stephen Ministry, small groups and mission. Join us for worship Sundays at 10:30am.
We are a family friendly non-denominational Bible church with an outreach in your neighborhood! Musicians are welcome to audition!
Adult Christian Studies Sunday School (3 years-8th grade) Sundays at 9:30 a.m. Child care available
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Santa’s elves are setting up a special Santa’s Secret Workshop this year at Wilder Mansion just for kids – no parents allowed! Kids are invited to visit Wilder Mansion on Saturday, December 10 from 1-4 p.m. and shop for all their favorite people on their holiday shopping list. Purchases are kid-priced and kid-friendly with satisfaction guaranteed. Kids will go upstairs to shop while parents wait downstairs. Santa’s elves will be on hand at the workshop to help small hands making purchases. Free admission.
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On Saturday, Dec. 3 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Immaculate Conception Parish’s Council of Catholic Women is holding a Cookie Walk. For a $10 box, you get to fill it with your choice of cookies. There will also be a raffle, some vendors with Holiday gift ideas, and coffee and donut holes to enjoy. It will be held in Monsignor Plunkett Hall, which is in the lower level of the Chapel located on the corner of York and Arthur.
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Scenes from City Centre’s tree-lighting event
Best seat in the house
This little one found the perfect place to be on the evening of Saturday, Nov. 26 – seated on Santa’s lap! St. Nick was on hand at the City Centre tree-lighting event to kick-off the Holiday shopping season in downtown Elmhurst. City Centre reminds you to Shop Local!
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DEE LONGFELLOW PHOTOS Elmhurst Independent
These adults compare photos captured on their iPhones at the City Centre tree-lighting held on Saturday, Nov. 26.
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This young man managed to get up close and personal as he talks with Santa Claus at the City Centre tree-lighting. Santa Claus was patient and good-natured as he spoke with many children who told him what they hope to find under the tree on Christmas morning.
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Two Elmhurst Police Officers chat with a resident who came to the City Centre tree-lighting on Saturday evening. It was a clear crisp evening – not too hot, not too cold – which made standing around waiting in lines more palatable.
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Hello up there Pictured at left is Captain Chris Piha of the U.S. Air Force from atop the doubledecker bus at the beginning of the Turkey Trot. Chris and his wife Captain Cari Piha, also with the USAF, served as the official Honor Guard couple of the 33rd annual Dan Gibbons Turkey Trot. PAUL DELGUIDICE PHOTO Elmhurst Independent
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In St. Charles
In St. Charles
This 2002 Joe Keim built home is priced to sell! A 2-story foyer welcomes you to a well laid out first floor with hardwood floors, open kitchen with granite island, Brakur cabinets, stainless steel appliances, 2-story family room with stone fireplace, $499,900 FIRST OFFERING!
This 2002 Joe Keim built home is priced to sell! A 2-story foyer welcomes you to a well laid out first floor with hardwood floors, open kitchen with granite island, Brakur cabinets, stainless steel appliances, 2-story family room with stone fireplace, separate formals, 1st floor office, walkin pantry, butler’s pantry w/ sink & wine fridge, laundry/mudroom, and eating area the flows out to elevated deck with gazebo. Upstairs you will find 4 generous sized bedrooms, all with bathroom access, walk-in closets & a large master suite & updated spa bath. A full, unfinished english basement awaits your finishing ideas with roughed in bathroom plumbing. $499,900
Clean as a Whistle Well-kept & maintained 4BR / 2.5 bath home in center of town. Pride of ownership shows w/ what these 2nd owners have done over the years to update, upgrade, and maintain this home. Newer roof, mechanicals, concrete driveway, Marvin insulated windows, upgraded 200 AMP service, SS kitchen appliances, & freshly painted exterior. HW floors throughout most of 1st and 2nd floors (under carpet). Full, finished basement w/ new epoxy flooring, workshop & 2nd kitchen w/ lots of storage. Large master suite w/ master bath & large walk-in closet. Extra deep 2.5 car garage on 225 ft deep lot. Walk to Emerson GS, Berens Park, & downtown Elmhurst/Metra. $445,000
Clean as a Whistle
Well-kept & maintained 4BR / 2.5 bath home in center of town. Pride of ownership shows w/ what these 2nd owners have done over the years to update, upgrade, and maintain this home. Newer roof, mechanicals, concrete driveway, Marvin $445,000 FIRST OFFERING!
6 Bed Lombard Home!
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10 year young construction on park-like 296’ deep lot and 1 block from Southland Park. This newer 2 story home boasts 6 bedrooms with a true in-law arrangement on the 1st floor. Beautiful hardwood floors throughout 1st floor, open layout
10 year young construction on park-like 296’ deep lot and 1 block from Southland Park. This newer 2 story home boasts 6 bedrooms with a true inlaw arrangement on the 1st floor. Beautiful hardwood floors throughout 1st floor, open layout with stainless steel a $610,000
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Mixed-use Building New development or redevelopment opportunity in Elmhurst’s newly approved TIF-5. Work/live light industrial building. 3,000 SF building with flex space and office on 1st floor + a 2 bedroom, 1 bath apartment with full kitchen upstairs with a large outdoor deck. 1st and 2nd floor are separately metered for electric. Tons of outdoor yard space for vehicle parking, storage. Building needs work, but would be great location for contractor. Easy access to 290 from Lake Street Frontage Road. 399,900
New development or redevelopment opportunity in Elmhurst’s newly approved TIF-5. Work/live light industrial building. 3,000 SF building with flex space and office on 1st floor + a 2 bedroom, 1 bath apartment with full kitchen upstairs with a 399,900
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Prairie Path Estate
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Custom-built 2-story perfectly situated on a 63 x 261 wooded lot, this home was built with year-round entertainment in mind. Relax, play, and enjoy nature from your 2-tier paver patio and private gazebo. Over $100k of Steinhebel land/hardscape & $1,299,900
THIS NANTUCKET STYLE HOME HAS EXQUISITE ARCHITECTURAL INTEGRITY THROUGHOUT SHOWCASING HIGH-END FINISHES, INTRICATE RICH MILLWORK, GLISTENING HARDWOOD FLOORS, PELLA
Custom-built 2-story perfectly situated on a 63 x 261 wooded lot, this home was built with yearround entertainment in mind. Relax, play, and enjoy nature from your 2-tier paver patio and private gazebo. Over $100k of Steinhebel land/ hardscape & inside will not disappoint either! Over 7,700sf of finished living space across 3 levels. Lower level has expansive light well, full bar, radiant heat floors, gaming room, abundant storage and has been host to gatherings of over 100 people. Main level features separate formals, home office w/ private entrance, chef’s kitchen w/ separate eating area, & 2 story family room w/ gorgeous fireplace centerpiece! $1,299,900
1/4 Acre - Walk to Lincoln! This original owner, 4200sf. impeccably clean home is nestled in the heart of Elmhurst, walk to the Prairie Path, Spring Road Business District & Lincoln School. Open floor plan, beautiful HWD flrs on most of 1st floor, vaulted formal LR & a HUGE Kitchen that blends into Family room w/ brick surround fireplace. Unbelievable Cedar Florida Room addition w/ floor2ceiling windows & spa-like Jacuzzi! Extensive backyard w/ hardscaped brick paver entertainment/dining areas situated on a rare 250 ft lot! Luxurious Master BR featuring En Suite Bathroom & sweeping views of your 1/4 acre. 3 more oversized BRs w/ their own full bathroom. BSMT w/almost 2K sf!! $739,900
1/4 Acre - Walk to Lincoln!
This original owner, 4200sf. impeccably clean home is nestled in the heart of Elmhurst, walk to the Prairie Path, Spring Road Business District & Lincoln School. Open floor plan, beautiful HWD flrs on most of 1st floor, vaulted formal LR & a HUGE $739,900
McGovern Masterpiece! THIS NANTUCKET STYLE HOME HAS EXQUISITE ARCHITECTURAL INTEGRITY THROUGHOUT SHOWCASING HIGH-END FINISHES, INTRICATE RICH MILLWORK, GLISTENING HARDWOOD FLOORS, PELLA WINDOWS, PROFESSIONAL GRADE CHEF’S GOURMET KITCHEN THAT OPENS TO HUGE FAMILY ROOM W/ COZY FIREPLACE, SLIDING DOORS TO YOUR PERGOLA COVERED BRICK PAVER PATIO & PRIVATE FULLY FENCED BACKYARD. ENJOY THE VERSATILE LIBRARY/FORMAL LIVING ROOM, ELEGANT FORMAL DINING ROOM PRIVATE 1st FLR EXECUTIVE OFFICE W/COFFERED CEILING, SPACIOUS MASTER SUITE W/11ft TRAY CEILING & EN SUITE LUXURY SPA BATH, A PERFECT RETREAT FROM A BUSY WORK DAY! 3 GENEROUSLY SIZED BEDROOMS W/ WALK IN CLOSETS & 2nd FLOOR LAUNDRY ROOM. MUD ROOM OFF ATTACHED 2 CAR GARAGE, LOWER LEVEL IS NEARLY 1,500 SQFT W/ ROUGHED IN PLUMBING READY TO BE DESIGNED/FINISHED. INCREDIBLE LOCALE W/ EASY WALK TO SPRING ROAD BUSINESS DISTRICT, LINCOLN & YORK HIGH SCHOOL & PRAIRIE PATH! $875,000
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Rest easy, the owners have taken great care of this home! From the concrete driveway w/ built-in drainage to newer tearoff roof on home & 2.5 car garage, you won’t have to worry about a thing. Newer washer/dryer, hot water heater, & $324,900 NEW PRICE!
Pride of Ownership Throughout
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Meticulously maintained 4 bedroom MacDougall split level with finished sub-basement. Everything has been maintained and cared for and it shows. Newer siding, soffit/fascia/gutters, Pella windows, solid oak 6-panel doors & trim, kitchen
Meticulously maintained 4 bedroom MacDougall split level with finished sub-basement. Everything has been maintained and cared for and it shows. Newer siding, soffit/fascia/gutters, Pella windows, solid oak 6-panel doors & trim, kitchen remodel in 2006 - granite counters, stainless steel appliances, HWH in 2010, furnace and backup generator in 2008, hot tub with pergola in 2007, and driveway, paver walkway, back patio, shed and landscaping in 2000. Walk to Jackson Elementary, Bryan JRHS, and Eldridge Park. Pride of ownership throughout and ready to call home! $449,900
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One of a kind, custom built in 2010 with 4 levels of finished living space. 4-5 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, 2 car garage with workshop, 1st floor home office, high end stainless steel kitchen with granite counters and breakfast bar, luxurious $545,000
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This brick & stone masterpiece with cedar shake roof was built by Island Construction in 2005. Complete interior remodel including refinished, dark stained hardwood floors, custom millwork, intricate ceiling detail, new ceiling fixtures & custom $1,099,900
100% complete and ready for occupancy. Brand new construction by T.E. McKenna Builders just one block to newly renovated Butterfield Park in highly sought after Jefferson school district. 5 beds / 4.5 baths, fresh new floor plan, tons of ceiling and trim detail, custom cabinetry, 9” white oak floors, luxurious master suite, lots of built-ins, home office, finished basement, and 3 car attached garage. South exposure will provide tons of natural light throughout. Get settled into one of Elmhurst hottest neighborhoods before school starts! $949,900
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One of a Kind!
Rest easy, the owners have taken great care of this home! From the concrete driveway w/ built-in drainage to newer tear-off roof on home & 2.5 car garage, you won’t have to worry about a thing. Newer washer/dryer, hot water heater, & furnace allow you to buy w/ confidence. 2016 updates incl. newly painted interior & updated 1st fl bath & kitchen boasting new granite ct’s, cabinets, dishwasher, range hood & HW floors! Enjoy eatin kitchen w/ bay window overlooking huge, fenced-in yard. 3 good-sized BRs on main level. Finished bsmt w/ full bath, large family room, & 4th BR w/ walk-in closet. Nothing to do but movein to Elmhurst’s award-winning school district! $324,900
One of a kind, custom built in 2010 with 4 levels of finished living space. 4-5 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, 2 car garage with workshop, 1st floor home office, high end stainless steel kitchen with granite counters and breakfast bar, luxurious master suite with vaulted ceiling, walk-in closet, and master spa bath. Tasteful décor throughout with ship-lap faced family room fireplace, formal dining room, finished basement, and finished 3rd level with play room/arts & crafts/homework loft. Set on a huge 98 x 187, approx. acre lot. Close to downtown Lombard, Metra and Yorktown shopping and restaurants. $545,000
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Spacious 5 bed / 3.5 bath home in desirable south Elmhurst, Jefferson School neighborhood. Loads of potential on every level. Hardwood floors throughout most of 1st and 2nd floor. Finished basement with workshop area, bedroom and full bath $499,900
Spacious 5 bed / 3.5 bath home in desirable south Elmhurst, Jefferson School neighborhood. Loads of potential on every level. Hardwood floors throughout most of 1st and 2nd floor. Finished basement with workshop area, bedroom and full bath for inlaw/guest/teen living arrangement. 1st floor office, family room, formal dining and living rooms, and large eat-in kitchen. Bathrooms on all levels, master suite with master bath and separate sitting/nursery area. Spacious bedrooms, closets, and storage galore. Solid bones, with large yard and a short walk to Butterfield Park. $499,900
Island Const. Masterpiece! This brick & stone masterpiece with cedar shake roof was built by Island Construction in 2005. Complete interior remodel including refinished, dark stained hardwood floors, custom millwork, intricate ceiling detail, new ceiling fixtures & custom window treatments are featured throughout. With over 7K SF finished over four floors, this home offers 5-6 bedrooms, 5.5 bathrooms, a fully finished basement & 3rd level, a chef’s kitchen with high-end appliance package, butler pantry, home office, gym, 2nd floor laundry, 2 fireplaces, master’s quarters with spa-bath & balcony, & direct access from heated garage to basement via 2nd staircase & mudroom. This home is also equipped w/ a 3-zone geothermal HVAC system for huge energy cost savings. A showstopper from the curb with mature landscaping, cobblestone driveway, front/rear paver patios, and 9-zone irrigation system. All within walking distance to Lincoln Elementary, York HS, IL Prairie Path, & Spring Rd Bus District. $1,099,900 265196
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PAUL DELGUIDICE PHOTOS Elmhurst Independent
Above: Thereâ€™s Waldo, getting aboard a shuttle bus to the 33rd Annual Dan Gibbons Turkey Trot. Left: Running and raising funds for food pantries is the goal, but having fun and dressing for the occasion is encouraged.
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We proudly support the U.S. Marine Corps Toys for Tots Foundation. Our office locations will accept brand new, unwrapped toys* for children of infant age through 14 years old through December 9th for the 2016 holiday season. *Please no stuffed animals, battery operated or realistic war-type toys.
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And they’re off
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The 33rd annual Dan Gibbons Turkey Trot Fun Run begins.
Local Edward Jones offices support Toys for Tots Drive
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The Elmhurst area Edward Jones financial advisors have joined together to support the local Toys for Tots program by using their offices as drop-off locations for this year’s toy drive. Local residents may help needy children in the area by bringing in a new, unwrapped toy to any Elmhurst Edward Jones area office during regular business hours beginning Monday, Nov. 28. “With the holiday season around
the corner, we are all getting ready for the festivities,” local Financial Advisor Kevin Kost said. “And as this is the season of giving, now is a great time to remember the less fortunate in our community.” The local Edward Jones financial advisors include: Rita Borzym - 188 W Industrial Dr, Suite 108, Jason Janes - 115 W Vallette, Jeff McGinnis - 112A S York St, and Kevin Kost - 925B S York St.
Inland Banks support Salvation Army’s Angel Tree program Inland Banks has announced that it is taking part in the Salvation Army’s annual Angel Tree project by collecting donations of children’s gifts. The public is invited to stop by any of Inland’s 10 locations to pick up a gift tag from the tree located in
the lobby. The gift tag lists information about the child and the gift they wish to receive. Just purchase the gift and return the tag and unwrapped gift to the bank by Dec. 9. It’s a great way to do something nice for the holiday season.
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York girls basketball team goes 3-1 to kick off season By Mike Miazga CORRESPONDENT
The York girls basketball team finished in third place at its own York Turkey Tournament. The Dukes ended with a 3-1 record. Trinity won the tournament at 4-0. Yorkville was second at 3-1. Conant took fourth place with a 1-3 record. Prospect was fifth (2-2). St. Francis was sixth (1-3), Niles West finished seventh (1-3) and Downers Grove South was eighth (1-3). York opened the tournament with a 42-25 win over Niles West. York led 12-5 after the first quarter and 21-10 at halftime. Danielle Dennis and sophomore Kathleen Levins each had nine points. Jenna Dvorak had six points, while Jaclyn Saco had five points. York won the game shooting 26 percent from the field. Levins shot 3-for-4 from the free-throw line. Madison Park pulled in nine rebounds, while Dennis had eight rebounds and Erin Strauss had six. Park had three assists and six steals. Dennis had three steals, while Saco had two steals. York had 14 steals as a team. Dennis and Caylin Rufus (4 rebounds) each blocked two shots. York then scored a 53-42 win over Prospect. The Dukes led 14-6 after the first quarter and 24-10 at halftime. Prospect outscored York 25-22 in a high-scoring fourth quarter. Dennis and Rufus each had 12 points, while Levins had 11 points for
a balanced York team. Lauren Viola had eight points. Levins shot 4-for-6 from the field. Dennis made 8 of 11 free throws, while Viola drained 4 of 6 free throws. Dennis pulled in 11 rebounds, while Levins and Rufus each had four. Rufus had three steals and Dennis blocked two shots. The Dukes then lost 46-31 to Trinity. York trailed 16-7 after the first quarter and 22-15 at halftime. Rufus led York with 13 points. Levins added six points, while Hailey Walker had five points. Rufus was 5-for-5 from the free-throw line. Rufus had two steals. York wrapped up tournament play with a 42-32 win over Conant. The Dukes trailed 10-7 after one quarter and led 18-16 at halftime. York outscored Conant 14-11 in the third quarter and sealed it with a 10-5 fourth quarter. The Dukes again benefitted from balanced scoring. Dennis led York with 12 points. Saco had 11 points, while Rufus scored 10 points. Saco shot 4-for-7 from the field. Dennis sank 6 of 8 free throws and also led York with seven rebounds. Rufus had five rebounds, while Park, Levins and Dvorak each had four rebounds. Saco had a team-high five steals, while Park had two. York had 10 steals as a team. Dennis was named to the all-tournament team after averaging 8.8 points, 6.5 rebounds, 1.3 steals and 1.3 blocks per game.
IC Catholic Prep boys bowling team hitting the mark By Mike Miazga CORRESPONDENT
The IC Catholic Prep boys bowling team returns three key contributors from last year’s squad. Coach Sarah Palandri welcomes back senior Tim Shuflit and juniors CJ Slowinski and Clayton Davis. Slowinski averages a 149, while Shuflit is at 132 and Davis at 128. Key newcomers to the team include senior Trey Morris and freshman Ian Rickert. “We are composed of very diverse students with different age levels and bowling background,” said Palandri. “Our bowlers support and encourage each other as well as being competitive during matches.” Consistency has been a big improvement for the Knights in the early part of the season.
“At the beginning of the season it was difficult to have our bowlers mark each frame with a strike or spare. I have started to see more marks and less open frames,” said Palandri. Shuflit, Slowinski and Morris have shown promise in the early going. “Each of these bowlers has the talent to go far during the season,” the coach said. “They are competitive amongst themselves.” Palandri is looking forward to seeing even more progress from her bowlers. “I see a lot more personal records being set this year,” she said. “We hope to have two or three bowlers advance to sectionals.” In the early going, IC Catholic Prep defeated Elgin St. Edward and lost to Chicago Christian. Morris and Shuflit were the team’s top finishers in each contest.
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Timothy Christian junior Brandon Orange scores two of his team high 16 points against the Evergreen Park Mustangs to help the Trojans beat the Mustangs 64-54 on Friday, Nov. 25 at the 40th annual Lisle Thanksgiving Tournament.
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Man in the middle Senior Chris Johnson plays a key role in the IC Catholic Prep football team winning the state title
By Mike Miazga CORRESPONDENT
The middle linebacker position in football is akin to the quarterback on the other side of the ball—a captain, a leader, one that provides direction. And IC Catholic Prep’s football team had a dandy of a middle linebacker this season in the form of Chris Johnson, who was one of many who helped the Knights to an undefeated 14-0 season and the Class 3A state title. “It’s a major leadership role,” said Johnson. “You try to put everybody in a position that will give us leverage to try and limit the opponent’s offense.” Johnson said his improvement this season stemmed from his reactions on the field. “I’m doing a better job reading what the offense gives me and I’m attacking the ball more aggressively,” he said. “Coach (Bill) Krefft gives me the freedom to make my reads and go after the ball and take my lane.” Johnson stressed his play on the field would not have been possible with the help of others. “Our defensive line is having a great year,” he said late last week. “Jimmy Kenneally is a great leader as well and the guy to my left, Kemon Reese, is having an amazing year.” Johnson got involved with football at a young age playing with the Elmhurst Eagles and Memorial Park (Hillside) Spartans youth programs. “I like that football is a contact
I like that football is a contact sport and also that it takes a team to win.” – Chris Johnson
sport and also that it takes a team to win,” said Johnson, who also played tight end on offense. Johnson said it’s tough to put into words what this season has been like. “It’s been exciting and exhilarating. It’s been nothing but great,” he said. “We were aiming for this goal the whole year ever since January when we started putting work in the weight room in the off-season.” Johnson added his time in the program is something he won’t forget. “I love communicating with my teammates and just talking to the guys,” he said. “These guys are my brothers. I feel like I’ve grown a lot and matured a lot since I’ve been here and these guys have helped me.” Johnson noted a big thrill for him once the season started was the team’s Week 1 win against Bishop McNamara, a team that handed the Knights both its losses last year, including the last one in the state semifinals. “We had some jitters and butterflies when the game first started, but once we started playing everything flowed and we got a win,” he said. And 13 wins later the Knights now can call themselves state champions.
Piling up the Yards A look at IC Catholic Prep running back Jordan Rowell’s rushing totals for 2016 Opponent Rushes Yards TD Bishop McNamara 20 207 4 St. Laurence 19 260 4 Elmwood Park 13 106 4 Chicago Christian 3 118 2 St. Edward 4 219 2 Riverside-Brookfield 14 80 0 Wheaton Academy 5 78 2 Glenbard South 14 174 3 Fenton 5 100 1 --------------------------------------------------------------------St. Joe-Ogden 3 54 2 PBL 7 119 4 Wilmington 15 208 2 Monticello 31 302 4 Carlinville 26 270 3 TOTAL 179 2,295 37 PLAYOFFS 82 953 15
In the trenches By Mike Miazga
Sophomore Ricky Mysliewiec a two-way contributor for the IC Catholic Prep football team
IC Catholic Prep sophomore Ricky Mysliewiec said his improved play on both sides of the line this season is attributed to one source. “You name it and the coaching staff helped me get better at it,” said Mysliewiec, who played left tackle on offense and defensive tackle and nose guard on defense for the Knights, who won the Class 3A state football title last Friday in Champaign. “We have great coaches who help us get better. They helped me with my feet and technique. They have helped me with everything. I know more now, I’m moving my feet quicker and pulling my inside foot. They are great. They are willing to help anybody learn how to play the game.” Mysliewiec said technique alone didn’t help the offensive line open major holes in the opposing defense throughout the season. “We are so close that we know what we have to do to be the very best on every single play,” he said. “It’s amazing. We know what to do with each other. We click on that line and that gives Jordan (Rowell) and Lazerick (Eatman) the space and holes they need to get 10 to 15 yards a carry.” Mysliewiec said his strong play on defense resulted from a crash course on improved technique. “I’m shooting my hands and running my feet,” he said. “We do some things differently on the defensive line. I’m getting off the blocks and getting to the gaps and running my feet.” And Mysliewiec said he had plenty of help from the team’s second line of defense. “Our linebackers
are central to the defense. They have more of a key role,” he said. “Every play they make, they make us look good on the line. For us it’s been about everybody doing their job. If everybody does their job it makes everybody look good. And if we all are doing our job we all are clicking together.” Mysliewiec said his age and the fact he’s going up against juniors and seniors hasn’t been a factor. “I’ve always been a big kid and was a kid who was over the weight limit in my football age group and played up,” he said. “I’m very experienced with that. I was in fourth grade and playing up age levels. It doesn’t bother or affect me.” Mysliewiec said despite playing on both sides of the line, fatigue never has been a problem. “Coach gets us so ready starting in summer camp,” he said. “We’re so ready when the season starts. We run a lot so we are conditioned very well. We’re strong up and down the team. It’s football. It’s what you play for. You want to be out there so you suck it up if you are a little tired because your teammates depend on you.” Just two years into his high-school football experience and Mysliewiec had the opportunity to play for and win a state championship. “It’s unbelievable,” he said earlier last week. “I can’t even describe it. It’s been such a great dream of mine to play on a team like this. You grow up wishing you could do this and now you have the opportunity. We have an unbelievable team with great coaches.” And that unbelievable team returned to Elmhurst with a state championship.
Roadmap To A Championship: A look at the IC Catholic Prep football team’s dominating performance this season
Opponent Score Bishop McNamara 34-0 St. Laurence 63-49 Elmwood Park 56-0 Chicago Christian 72-0 St. Edward 49-3 Riverside-Brookfield 45-14 Wheaton Academy 50-0 Glenbard South 50-0 Fenton 49-0 St. Joe-Ogden (Class 3A first round) 49-8 Paxton-Buckley-Loda (second round) 65-0 Wilmington (quarterfinals) 48-14 Monticello (semifinals) 48-6 Carlinville (3A state title game) 43-0
FINAL RECORD: 14-0 Class 3A State Champions Metro Suburban Conference Blue Division Champions Record of playoff opponents at time they played IC Catholic Prep: 49-6
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Jordan Rowell receives congratulations from Immaculate Conception Superintendent Father Tom Paul while holding the newly won Illinois High School Association Class 3A State Championship Trophy. Rowell was instrumental in helping IC win the team title and post an undefeated 14-0 mark during the season.
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IC Catholic Prep football team wins state championship
Knights close out perfect 14-0 campaign with another blowout victory
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Jordan Rowell (35) dashes to IC’s fourth touchdown of the game in ROBERT CAIRNS PHOTO Elmhurst Independent their Illinois High School Association Class 3A State Championship Jacob Lytton carries the ball for the Knights. In the win against Carlinville, the Knights were their usual Game with the Carlinville Cavaliers. The IC Knights were leading 29-0 dominating selves, outgaining their opponent 475 yards to 190 yards. after one quarter of play. They led 29-0 at halftime as well.
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Chris Johnson wraps up an unknown Carlinville player at the Illinois High School Association Class 3A State Championship Game, which was being held at University of Illinois’ Memorial Stadium in Champaign-Urbana. At halftime, the Knights held at 29-0 lead. They scored at the 7:20 mark of the third quarter and led 35-0.
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Above: The IC defense tracks down a Carlinville runner. The game was IC Catholic Prep’s eighth shutout of the season and 11th game of the year where it held an opponent to single digits in scoring. Right: Sam Buffo (18) boots yet another extra point at the Illinois High School Association Class 3A State Championships. Seen holding is Matt Sutton (5). Also in the picture is Carlinville senior Brady Egelhoff (87). Buffo helped IC top Carlinville 43-0 to win the state championship in Class 3A. The title game was held at Memorial Stadium on the campus of University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. PHOTO BY DANIEL L. CHAMNESS, COLLEGEREPORTONLINE.COM Elmhurst Independent
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Timothy Christian boys basketball team wins Lisle tournament
York boys cagers third at Palatine; Timothy girls third at IMSA-Aurora Christian
By Mike Miazga CORRESPONDENT
The Timothy Christian boys basketball team went a perfect 4-0 to win the Lisle Thanksgiving tournament. The Trojans scored a 53-46 win over Lisle in the championship contest. Timothy led 18-14 after the first quarter and went into halftime tied 31-31. The Trojans outscored Lisle 10-5 in the third quarter and 12-10 in the fourth. Jonny Strube led the Trojans with 16 points, five rebounds and three blocked shots. He shot 6-for11 from the field and 4-for-8 from the 3-point line. Brandon Orange added 14 points, eight rebounds and three blocks. He shot 7-for-12 from the field. Joey Davidson added 10 points, five assists and two steals. Timothy also scored a 64-54 win
over Evergreen Park. Timothy led 20-17 after the first quarter and 4128 at halftime. The lead was extended to 53-33 at the end of the third quarter. Orange had 16 points, 13 rebounds, four blocks and two assists. Davidson added 14 points and eight rebounds, while Williams had 10 points and three assists. Mike Thomas added eight points and three assists, while Strube had seven points, seven rebounds, two blocks and one assist. Jimmy Allen had four points, five rebounds and three assists. Ty Merrick had five points, five assists and four rebounds, while Nick Huisman had two rebounds. In a 75-26 win over Yorkville Christian, Davidson had 16 points, seven rebounds and four assists. Thomas had 10 points, three rebounds and one assist. Allen had
seven points, two assists and two rebounds. Nick Tameling had seven points, five rebounds and two assists. Jon Hoekstra had seven points and one assist. Graham Loughead had six points and one rebound. Shakir Tharpe had four points and nine rebounds. Williams had two points, two assists and one rebound. Strube had six rebounds and three assists. Huisman had two points, five rebounds and one assist. Orange had two points, five rebounds and one assist. Timothy opened the season with a 69-54 win over Westmont. Davidson had 17 points, six assists and six rebounds. Strube had 14 points and nine rebounds. He shot 4-for-5 from the 3-point line. Orange had 11 points, eight rebounds and three assists. Williams had eight points and two rebounds. Merrick had six
points, six rebounds and three assists. Allen had seven points and four rebounds. Thomas had four points and two rebounds. Hoekstra had two points. Huisman and Tameling each had two rebounds. York boys basketball The York boys basketball team placed third at the recent Palatine tournament that kicked off the season. The Dukes went 3-1 at Palatine. York opened the tournament with a 66-35 win over Chicago Tilden and then scored a 47-32 win over Waubonsie Valley. The Dukes lost 71-57 to Deerfield and then came back to beat Maine West 67-51 in the third-place contest. Timothy Christian girls basketball The Timothy Christian girls bas-
ketball team was a 46-15 winner over IMSA. The win gave the Trojans a third-place finish at the IMSAAurora Christian tournament. The Trojans finished 3-1 in the event. Olivia Schuringa led the Trojans with 11 points and five rebounds. Ava Venema had 10 points and nine rebounds, while Olivia Hoekstra had 10 points, four rebounds and three steals. IC Catholic Prep girls basketball The IC Catholic Prep girls basketball team went 2-2 at its own Thanksgiving tournament. The Knights opened things up with a 4735 win over Westmont. IC Catholic Prep then scored a 49-46 win over Luther North. The Knights lost 36-15 to Evergreen Park and 51-34 to Nazareth Academy.
IC Catholic Prep boys basketball team wins Coal City tournament Knights sink 27 three-pointers in four games
By Mike Miazga
The IC Catholic Prep boys basketball team started its season on a high note by winning the Coal City tournament. The Knights went a perfect 4-0. IC Catholic Prep opened the tournament with a 69-51 win over Manteno. The Knights led 12-9 after the first quarter and 36-28 at halftime. IC Catholic Prep led 5639 heading into the fourth quarter. Austin Reed led the Knights with 24 points. Kevin Cheng added 15 points, while Alex Meurer had 12 points. Galvin Gecsey and Tony Gaudio each had seven points. Cheng sank four 3-pointers, while
Reed had two. Meurer and Gaudio each had one. The Knights followed that win up with a 58-39 win over Peotone. The Knights led 13-6 after the first quarter and 28-16 at halftime. Austin Reed led the Knights with 18 points. Cheng chipped in 15 points, while Amari Reed had nine points and Meurer finished with eight points. Austin Reed sank three 3-poitners, while Cheng had two. IC Catholic Prep moved to 3-0 in the tournament with a 62-45 win over Beecher. The Knights used a 20-9 run in the second quarter and a 19-10 third quarter advantage to pull away.
Austin Reed had 19 points. Cheng added 16 points, while Meurer had 13 points and Gaudio finished with six points. Cheng hit four 3-pointers. Austin Reed had two 3s and Meurer had one. The Knights won the tournament
with a 48-34 victory over Morris to finish 4-0. The Knights had to come back from a 20-17 halftime deficit and did so by outscoring Morris 15-10 in the third quarter and 16-4 in the fourth quarter. Austin Reed led the Knights with 15 points. Cheng and Meurer each
had nine points. Gecsey and Gaudio each had six points. Cheng and Austin Reed each hit three 3-pointers. Meurer had one 3-pointer. IC Catholic Prep made 27 threepointers in the tournament, including games of eight, seven, seven and five.
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The York freshman girls basketball team won its Thanksgiving Tournament over the weekend of Nov. 18-19, going a perfect 4-0. Showing who is #1 among are: Top row (left to right): Coach Rufus, Mary Kritikos, Sara Krissinger, Caroline Noonan, Kate Timble, Carley Schwartz. Bottom row: Maya Curry, Megan George, Sidney Fuglsang, Bella Walker and Bridget Los.
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Timothy Christian hoops: Thanksgiving tourney time
Trojan Joey Davidson drives against an Evergreen Park defender. The Timothy junior scored 14 in the game.
Junior Michael Thomas at the free throw line. TC beat Evergreen Park 64-54 at the Lisle Thanksgiving Tournament.
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Above: Senior Jonny Strube outraces an Evergreen Park defender. The Trojans also beat Yorkville and Westmont earlier in the tournament. Left: Ty Merrick, a junior, brings the ball up court for the Trojans on Friday. Right: Jimmy Allen, junior, goes strong to the basket for the Trojans. The shot was good.
Senior Trayvon Williams runs the floor. TC traveled to Lisle on Friday, Nov. 25 for the five-team round-robin tourney.
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Less invasive spine surgery returns patient to very active lifestyle You would never guess that Chuck Thompson, 46, of Oak Brook, an active father of four who spent the summer wakesurfing with his family, could barely walk without pain just more than a year ago. The problems began after a waterskiing accident one morning in June 2012, when Thompson ruptured two discs in his low back. The discs degenerated after two years, which caused immense pain in his back and crippling sciatica. “Walking and sitting was excruciating. I could hardly walk down the street without sweating,” says Thompson. Thompson met with several highly regarded orthopedic Chuck Thompson physicians in downtown Chicago, but he says, “I just didn’t get a good feeling about it. It was all about them and not about me.” Thompson was about to fly to a spine center in Austin, Texas when a friend referred him to Nicholas Mataragas, MD, a spine surgeon with DuPage Medical Group who performs surgery at Edward-Elmhurst Health.
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“I met with Dr. Mataragas and the first thing he asked me was, ‘Well what do you want your life to look like after surgery?’” says Thompson. “He was the only doctor who asked me what I want my life to look like, versus what he could do for me.” Thompson told Dr. Mataragas he wanted to be able to downhill ski. Together, they reviewed the new technologies and all the possibilities for treatment. Thompson spent months doing his own extensive research and consulting with Dr. Mataragas, who he said listened patiently and was willing to go at the pace he needed. Thompson wanted to avoid invasive surgery, and Dr. Mataragas, who has expertise in innovative, less invasive techniques, recommended spinal fusion. On May 15, 2015 at Elmhurst Hospital, Thompson had minimally invasive transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (MIS TLIF) surgery. Dr. Mataragas used special, high-tech equipment that enabled him to access the spine without cutting through muscle. “This procedure gives patients all of the benefits of traditional lumbar fusion surgery without many of the limitations that it can entail. Patients who have the minimally invasive surgery have much less blood loss, shorter hospital stays and much quicker return to work,” says Dr. Mataragas. “I immediately woke up without the pain,” he says. “My surgical healing time was drastically reduced. I was actually walking the next day. With a brace and being very careful, but still. “It did take a long healing process for it to fully fuse. You have to be very disciplined. You aren’t supposed to twist for about three months, even getting out of bed you can’t twist, but Dr. Mataragas walked me through all that,” he said. “Considering three months of inconvenience for my life back with no pain. I’m just so glad I went through it. I’m so grateful.” Thompson’s goal was to ski with his family in Park City by Presidents’ Day in February. After seven months of physical therapy, he got clearance from Dr. Mataragas – he would be able to meet his goal. “I skied in Park City for the first time without pain in about three years and we had a blast as a family,” he says. “We cater the patient’s exact surgical procedure to their lifestyle and occupation. We also plan their recovery and rehab to allow for the quickest return to their usual activities as possible,” says Dr. Mataragas. Thompson hopes to encourage others who feel hopeless or are too afraid to have the surgery. “It really is a mindset. You have to ask yourself, ‘what little baby step can I make today to get closer to my goal?’” He says he was fortunate to have friends who had gone through similar procedures and guided him through it, along with his wife of 24 years, Joi. At his one-year check-up last May, Thompson was given full clearance by Dr. Mataragas. “He said, ‘go live your life, you have no restrictions.’” He had gotten his life back. “Before the surgery, I was in so much pain. Every step was a lightning bolt and sitting felt like daggers going into my back. I would have to lay on the couch with ice twice a day for two hours just to be able to do anything,” says Thompson. Today, Thompson is enjoying an active and pain-free lifestyle. “The surgery put me back into humankind. By this summer, my life was back to normal.” He, Joi, and their four children, ages 12, 14, 16 and 18, spent time at their lake house during the summer, where Thompson enjoyed stand-up paddleboarding and wakesurfing. For winter, he’s looking forward to downhill skiing with his family. Of his experience at Edward-Elmhurst, he concludes, “Dr. Mataragas is a rock star as far as I’m concerned.” For more information, visit www.eehealth.org/services/orthopedics.
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“THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE” W15-0741 21567 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF DUPAGE COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT, CHANCERY DIVISION Ditech Financial LLC; Plaintiff, VS. Gary E. Witt; Defendants. 15 CH 950 NOTICE OF JUDICIAL SALE OF REAL ESTATE MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that pursuant to a judgment heretofore entered by the said court occurred in the above entitled cause, John E. Zaruba, Sheriff of DuPage, Illinois, will on January 5, 2017, at the hour
of 10:00 AM at DuPage County Sheriff’s Office, 501 North County Farm Road, Southwest Lobby, Wheaton, IL 60187, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, all and singular, the following described real estate in the said judgment mentioned, situated in the County of DuPage, State of Illinois, or so much thereof as shall be sufficient to satisfy such judgment to wit: LOT 31 IN ALBERT D. GRAUE AND SON HIGHVIEW TERRACE SUBDIVISION NUMBER 2, IN THE SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF SECTION 35, TOWNSHIP 40 NORTH, RANGE 11, EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, IN DUPAGE COUNTY, ILLINOIS. C/K/A: 328 North Walnut Street, Elmhurst, IL 60126 PIN: 03-35-322-018 The person to contact regarding information regarding this property is: Sales Dept., The Wirbicki Law Group, 33 W. Monroe
NOTICE CERTIFICATE NO. 0074658 was filed in the office of the County Clerk of DuPage County on NOVEMBER 3, 2016, wherein the business firm of ME GRANITE & QUARTZ LOCATED AT 180 S. MILL MEADOW LANE, ADDISON, IL 60101-3232 was registered; that the true or real name or names of the person or persons owning the business, with their respective post office address(es), is/are as follows: NAME OF PERSON(S) MATIAS ESTRADA, HOME ADDRESS 180 S. MILL MEADOW LANE, ADDISON, IL 60101-3232 IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and Official Seal at my office in Wheaton, Illinois, this 3RD day of NOVEMBER, A.D. 2016. PAUL HINDS Paul Hinds DuPage County Clerk (OFFICIAL SEAL) (Published in The Elmhurst Independent Nov. 17, 24 & Dec. 1, 2016) 264300
NOTICE CERTIFICATE NO. 0074684 was filed in the office of the County Clerk of DuPage County on NOVEMBER 10, 2016, wherein the business firm of ACCENT MARKETING ASSOCIATES LOCATED AT P.O. BOX 3277, OAK BROOK, IL 60522-0000 was registered; that the true or real name or names of the person or persons owning the business, with their respective post office address(es), is/are as follows: NAME OF PERSON(S) WAYNE M BROWN, HOME ADDRESS 334 SHERIDAN DRIVE, #2B, WILLOWBROOK, IL 60527-0000. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and Official Seal at my office in Wheaton, Illinois, this 10TH day of NOVEMBER, A.D. 2016. PAUL HINDS Paul Hinds DuPage County Clerk (OFFICIAL SEAL) (Published in The Elmhurst Independent Nov. 17, 24 & Dec. 1, 2016) 264089
NOTICE CERTIFICATE NO. 0074671 was filed in the office of the County Clerk of DuPage County on NOVEMBER 7, 2016, wherein the business firm of SUMMER BRADER PHOTOGRAPHY LOCATED AT 1004 BLANCHARD STREET, DOWNERS GROVE, IL 60516-0000 was registered; that the true or real name or names of the person or persons owning the business, with their respective post office address(es), is/are as follows: NAME OF PERSON(S) SUMMER BRADER-WEBB, HOME ADDRESS 1004 BLANCHARD STREET, DOWNERS GROVE, IL 60516-0000. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and Official Seal at my office in Wheaton, Illinois, this 7TH day of NOVEMBER, A.D. 2016. PAUL HINDS Paul Hinds DuPage County Clerk (OFFICIAL SEAL) (Published in The Elmhurst Independent Nov. 17, 24 & Dec. 1, 2016) 263735
NOTICE CERTIFICATE NO. 0074682 was filed in the office of the County Clerk of DuPage County on NOVEMBER 9, 2016, wherein the business firm of THE HAPPY TEA TIME LADY LOCATED AT 1N484 MAIN STREET, GLEN ELLYN, IL 60137-0000 was registered; that the true or real name or names of the person or persons owning the business, with their respective post office address(es), is/are as follows: NAME OF PERSON(S) JULIA LIVINGSTON, HOME ADDRESS 1N484 MAIN STREET, GLEN ELLYN, IL 60137-0000. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and Official Seal at my office in Wheaton, Illinois, this 9TH day of NOVEMBER, A.D. 2016. PAUL HINDS Paul Hinds DuPage County Clerk (OFFICIAL SEAL) (Published in The Elmhurst Independent Nov. 17, 24 & Dec. 1, 2016) 264095
NOTICE CERTIFICATE NO. 0074652 was filed in the office of the County Clerk of DuPage County on NOVEMBER 1, 2016, wherein the business firm of GIFTBACK.COM LOCATED AT 312 PARK AVENUE, P.O. BOX 268, CLARENDON HILLS IL 60514-0000 was registered; that the true or real name or names of the person or persons owning the business, with their respective post office address(es), is/are as follows: NAME OF PERSON(S) FRANK J ROGERS III, HOME ADDRESS 625 INDEPENDENCE AVENUE, WESTMONT, IL 60559-1215. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and Official Seal at my office in Wheaton, Illinois, this 1ST day of NOVEMBER, A.D. 2016. PAUL HINDS Paul Hinds DuPage County Clerk (OFFICIAL SEAL) (Published in The Elmhurst Independent Nov. 17, 24 & Dec. 1, 2016) 264087
NOTICE CERTIFICATE NO. 0074649 was filed in the office of the County Clerk of DuPage County on OCTOBER 31, 2016, wherein the business firm of SPLENDID DESIGNS HAIR SALON LOCATED AT 115 S VILLA AVENUE, VILLA PARK, IL 60181-2654 was registered; that the true or real name or names of the person or persons owning the business, with their respective post office address(es), is/are as follows: NAME OF PERSON(S) JACQUELINE ADENEKAN, HOME ADDRESS 6036 S PAULINA STREET, CHICAGO, IL 60636-2229. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and Official Seal at my office in Wheaton, Illinois, this 31ST day of OCTOBER, A.D. 2016. PAUL HINDS Paul Hinds DuPage County Clerk (OFFICIAL SEAL) (Published in The Elmhurst Independent Nov. 17, 24 & Dec. 1, 2016) 264319
St., Suite 1140, Chicago, IL 60603. Any questions regarding this sale should refer to file number W15-0741. The terms of the sale are Cash. 10% at time of sale, with the balance due within 24 hours. The property is improved by: Single Family Home. The Property is not open for inspection prior to sale. The real estate, together with all buildings and improvements thereon, and tenements, hereditament and appurtenances thereunto belonging shall be sold under such terms. The Wirbicki Law Group LLC Attorney for Plaintiff 33 W. Monroe St., Suite 1140 Chicago, IL 60603 Phone: 312-360-9455 Fax: 312-572-7823 Atty. No. 21567 W15-0741 email@example.com I708388 (Published in The Elmhurst Independent Dec. 1, 8 & 15, 2016) 265122 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 18TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DUPAGE COUNTY WHEATON, ILLINOIS RESIDENTIAL Nationstar Mortgage LLC PLAINTIFF Vs. Chicago Title Land Trust Company successor Trustee to the Chicago Trust Company as Trustee for North Str Trust Company as Trustee u/t/a dated 12/19/05 a/k/a Trust No. 27189; et. al. DEFENDANTS 16 CH 000820 NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE OF REAL ESTATE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure NOTICE CERTIFICATE NO. 0074697 was filed in the office of the County Clerk of DuPage County on NOVEMBER 16, 2016, wherein the business firm of HEARTWIRED WRITING LOCATED AT 27W720 PARKVIEW AVENUE, WARRENVILLE, IL 60555-0000 was registered; that the true or real name or names of the person or persons owning the business, with their respective post office address(es), is/are as follows: NAME OF PERSON(S) KATHRYN A O’CONNELL, HOME ADDRESS 27W720 PARKVIEW AVENUE, WARRENVILLE, IL 60555-0000. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and Official Seal at my office in Wheaton, Illinois, this 16TH day of NOVEMBER, A.D. 2016. PAUL HINDS Paul Hinds DuPage County Clerk (OFFICIAL SEAL) (Published in The Elmhurst Independent Nov. 24, Dec. 1 & 8, 2016) 264800 NOTICE CERTIFICATE NO. 0074681 was filed in the office of the County Clerk of DuPage County on NOVEMBER 9, 2016, 2016, wherein the business firm of 3DMAMMOGRAM.ORG LOCATED AT 323 S. WALNUT STREET, BENSENVILLE, IL 60106-0000 was registered; that the true or real name or names of the person or persons owning the business, with their respective post office address(es), is/are as follows: NAME OF PERSON(S) DIANA L MEYNART-HANZEL, HOME ADDRESS 57 E. HATTENDORF AVE APT 313, ROSELLE, IL 60172-0000; NAME OF PERSON(S) MICHAEL D SLOWIK, HOME ADDRESS 57 E. HATTENDORF AVE APT 313, ROSELLE, IL 60172-0000. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and Official Seal at my office in Wheaton, Illinois, this 9TH day of NOVEMBER, A.D. 2016. PAUL HINDS Paul Hinds DuPage County Clerk (OFFICIAL SEAL) (Published in The Elmhurst Independent Nov. 17, 24 & Dec. 1, 2016) 264088
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and Sale entered in the above cause on 10/3/2016, John Zaruba, the Sheriff of DuPage County, Illinois will on 1/10/17 at the hour of 10:00AM at DuPage County Sheriff’s Office, 501 North County Farm Road, Wheaton, IL 60187, or in a place otherwise designated at the time of sale, County of DuPage and State of Illinois, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, as set forth below, the following described real estate: UNIT NO. 205 AS DELINEATED ON PLAT OF SURVEY OF THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED PARCEL OF REAL ESTATE (HEREINAFTER REFERRED TO AS “PARCEL”): LOT 1 OF THE PLAT OF ST. CHARLES WEST, A RESUBDIVISION OF BLOCKS 1, 2, AND 3 IN RALPH’S SUBDIVISION OF PART OF THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF SECTION 2, AND ALSO OF ANOTHER PART OF THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF SECTION 2, TOWNSHIP 39 NORTH, RANGE 11, EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT OF SAID ST. CHARLES WEST RECORDED NOVEMBER 3, 1947 AS DOCUMENT 533222 AND CORRECTED BY PLAT RECORDED NOVEMBER 20, 1948 AS DOCUMENT 558607 IN DUPAGE COUNTY, ILLINOIS (EXCEPT THAT PART OF LOT 1 IN ST. CHARLES WEST, A SUBDIVISION SITUATED IN THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF SECTION 2, TOWNSHIP 39 NORTH, RANGE 11, EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCING AT THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OR SAID LOT 1 FOR A POINT OF BEGINNING’S THENCE WESTERLY ALONG THE SOUTHERLY LINE OF SAID LOT 1, A DISTANCE OF 160.0 FEET: THENCE NORTHERLY ALONG A LINE MEASURED AT RIGHT ANGLES TO THE SOUTH LINE OF SAID LOT NOTICE CERTIFICATE NO. 0074710 was filed in the office of the County Clerk of DuPage County on NOVEMBER 21, 2016, wherein the business firm of D & B HOME REPAIRS LOCATED AT 522 N DOUGLAS AVENUE, VILLA PARK, IL 60181-1720 was registered; that the true or real name or names of the person or persons owning the business, with their respective post office address(es), is/ are as follows: NAME OF PERSON(S) DANIEL BEHNING, HOME ADDRESS 522 N DOUGLAS AVENUE, VILLA PARK, IL 601811-1720. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and Official Seal at my office in Wheaton, Illinois, this 21ST day of NOVEMBER, A.D. 2016. PAUL HINDS Paul Hinds DuPage County Clerk (OFFICIAL SEAL) (Published in The Elmhurst Independent Dec. 1, 8 & 15, 2016) 265130 NOTICE CERTIFICATE NO. 0059528 was filed in the office of the County Clerk of DuPage County, Illinois on JULY 24TH, 2006, wherein the business firm of STARS NAIL’S SPA LOCATED AT 63 E. DANADA SQUARE, WHEATON, IL 61087 was registered; and the following changes were made: The following person or persons executing this business have no further connection with or financial interest in the business carried on under said assumed name: TINA T. WU. The following named person or persons should now be registered as associates of the aforesaid firm: LEE TRANH HUYNH. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and Official Seal at my office in Wheaton, Illinois, this 16TH day of NOVEMBER, A.D. 2016. PAUL HINDS Paul Hinds DuPage County Clerk (OFFICIAL SEAL) (Published in The Elmhurst Independent Nov. 24, Dec. 1 & 8, 2015) 264905
1 A DISTANCE OF 136.35 FEET TO A POINT ON THE SOUTHERLY LINE OF THE ILLINOIS CENTRAL RAILROAD (ALSO BEING THE NORTHERLY LINE OF LOT 1) AND SAID POINT BEING 210.8 FEET NORTHWESTERLY OF THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF SAID LOT 1; THENCE SOUTHEASTERLY ALONG SAID SOUTH RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF THE ILLINOIS CENTRAL RAILROAD (ALSO BEING THE NORTHERLY LINE OF LOT 1) A DISTANCE OF 210.87 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING), IN DUPAGE COUNTY, ILLINOIS, WHICH PLAT OF SURVEY IS ATTACHED AS EXHIBIT “A” TO THE DECLARATION OF CONDOMINIUM MADE BY K.B.A. LIMITED, A CORPORATION OF ILLINOIS, RECORDED IN THE OFFICE OF THE RECORDER OF DEEDS OF DUPAGE COUNTY, ILLINOIS AS DOCUMENT R72-60475, TOGETHER WITH AN UNDIVIDED PERCENT INTEREST IN SAID PARCEL (EXCEPTING FROM SAID PARCEL ALL THE PROPERTY AND SPACE COMPRISING ALL THE UNITS THEREOF AS DEFINED AND SET FORTH IN SAID DECLARATION AND PLAT OF SURVEY), TOGETHER WITH EASEMENTS APPURTENANT AS SET FORTH IN SAID DECLARATION. PIN 06-02-322-040 Improved with Condo/Townhouse COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 255 S. West Avenue Unit 205, Elmhurst, IL 60126 Sale terms: 10% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the auction; The balance, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, in certified funds, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in “AS IS” condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. If the property is a condominium and the foreclosure takes place after 1/1/2007, purchasers other than the mortgagees will be required to pay any assessment and legal fees due under The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If the property is located in a common interest community, purchasers other than mortgagees will be required to pay any assessment and legal fees due under the Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee’s attorney. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after Confirmation of the sale. The successful purchaser has the sole responsibility/expense of evicting any tenants or other individuals presently in possession of the subject premises. The property will NOT be open for inspection and Plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the Court file to verify all information. IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For information: Examine the court file or contact Plaintiff’s attorney: Codilis & Associates, P.C., 15W030 North Frontage Road, Suite 100, Burr Ridge, IL 60527, (630) 794-9876. Please refer to file number 14-16-06257. I708443 (Published in The Elmhurst Independent Dec. 1, 8 & 5, 2016) 265215
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the salary threshold for a worker to be entitled to overtime, which would force many state and local governments, as well as private businesses, to substantially increase their employment costs.” “The Obama administration proved true to form when it ordered the Department of Labor to revise its interpretation of the Fair Labor Standards Act Paxton said, after obtaining the injunction,” he
said. “Namely, the administration assumes that through force of will alone, it could order a new economic reality into existence. The finalized overtime rule hurts the American worker. It limits workplace flexibility without a corresponding increase in pay and forces employers to cut their workers hours. All in all, it exchanges the advantages of negotiated benefits,
personal to each worker, with a one-size-fits-all standard that only looks good in press statements. Not on my watch.” U.S. District Judge Amos Mazzant who granted the injunction said: “the Final Rule . . . is contrary to the statutory text and Congress’s intent” and “Congress, and not the Department, should make that change.” Other plaintiffs include Ala-
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bama, Arizona, Arkansas, Georgia, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Michigan, Mississippi, Nebraska, New Mexico, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Utah and Wisconsin. After the original lawsuit was filed last September, U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez said he felt confident in the legality of the rule, referring to the lawsuit as “a partisan and obstructionist tactic.” He further noted that over the
years, overtime protections have receded. While in 1975, they applied to 62 percent of U.S. fulltime salaried workers, but just seven percent today. “The overtime rule is designed to restore the intent of the Fair Labor Standards Act, the crown jewel of worker protections in the United States,” Perez said in September. “I look forward to vigorously defending our efforts to give more hardworking people a meaningful chance to get by.”
“THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE” W15-0741 21567 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF DUPAGE COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT, CHANCERY DIVISION Ditech Financial LLC; Plaintiff, VS. Gary E. Witt; Defendants. 15 CH 950 NOTICE OF JUDICIAL SALE OF REAL ESTATE MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that pursuant to a judgment heretofore entered by the said court occurred in the above entitled cause, John E. Zaruba, Sheriff of DuPage, Illinois, will on January 5, 2017, at the hour of 10:00 AM at DuPage County Sheriff’s Office, 501 North County Farm Road, Southwest Lobby, Wheaton, IL 60187, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, all and singular, the following described real estate in the said judgment mentioned, situated in the County of DuPage, State of Illinois, or so much thereof as shall be sufficient to satisfy such judgment to wit: C/K/A: 328 North Walnut Street, Elmhurst, IL 60126 PIN: 03-35-322-018 The person to contact regarding information regarding this property is: Sales Dept., The Wirbicki Law Group, 33 W. Monroe St., Suite 1140, Chicago, IL 60603. Any questions regarding this sale should refer to file number W15-0741. The terms of the sale are Cash. 10% at time of sale, with the balance due within 24 hours. The property is improved by: Single Family Home. The Property is not open for inspection prior to sale. The real estate, together with all buildings and improvements thereon, and tenements, hereditament and appurtenances thereunto belonging shall be sold under such terms. The Wirbicki Law Group LLC Attorney for Plaintiff 33 W. Monroe St., Suite 1140 Chicago, IL 60603 Phone: 312-360-9455 Fax: 312-572-7823 Atty. No. 21567 W15-0741 email@example.com I708388 (Published in The Elmhurst Independent Dec. 1, 8 & 15, 2016) 265123 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 18TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DUPAGE COUNTY - WHEATON, ILLINOIS RESIDENTIAL Nationstar Mortgage LLC PLAINTIFF Vs. Chicago Title Land Trust Company successor Trustee to the Chicago Trust Company as Trustee for North Str Trust Company as Trustee u/t/a dated 12/19/05 a/k/a Trust No. 27189; et. al. DEFENDANTS 16 CH 000820 NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE OF REAL ESTATE
PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on 10/3/2016, John Zaruba, the Sheriff of DuPage County, Illinois will on 1/10/17 at the hour of 10:00AM at DuPage County Sheriff’s Office, 501 North County Farm Road, Wheaton, IL 60187, or in a place otherwise designated at the time of sale, County of DuPage and State of Illinois, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, as set forth below, the following described real estate: PIN 06-02-322-040 Improved with Condo/Townhouse COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 255 S. West Avenue Unit 205 Elmhurst, IL 60126 Sale terms: 10% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the auction; The balance, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, in certified funds, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in “AS IS” condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. If the property is a condominium and the foreclosure takes place after 1/1/2007, purchasers other than the mortgagees will be required to pay any assessment and legal fees due under The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If the property is located in a common interest community, purchasers other than mortgagees will be required to pay any assessment and legal fees due under the Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee’s attorney. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after Confirmation of the sale. The successful purchaser has the sole responsibility/expense of evicting any tenants or other individuals presently in possession of the subject premises. The property will NOT be open for inspection and Plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the Court file to verify all information. IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For information: Examine the court file or contact Plaintiff’s attorney: Codilis & Associates, P.C., 15W030 North Frontage Road, Suite 100, Burr Ridge, IL 60527, (630) 7949876. Please refer to file number 14-16-06257. I708443 (Published in The Elmhurst Independent Dec. 1, 8 & 15, 2016) 265216
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satisfaction guaranteed. Kids will go upstairs to shop while parents wait downstairs. Santa’s elves will be on hand at the workshop to help small hands making purchases. Free admission.
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Sunday, Dec. 11 The Single Mothers Support Group is celebrating Christmas from 12:152:30 p.m. with a Christmas dinner, Christmas music, fellowship and a gift for children and adults. Come and be part of the festivity as the group celebrates the birth of Christ. The Single Mothers Support Groups meet in the Garden Room of the Elmhurst Christian Reformed Church at 149 W. Brush Hill Road (west of the Elmhurst Memorial Center for Health) Childcare is provided for children infants-12 years after dinner. There is no charge. Info: contact Jane at firstname.lastname@example.org or elmhurstcrc.org Ongoing programs:
• Currently on display through The little one on the left doesn’t know WHAT to think about this big guy with the red suit and the white March 12, 2017, the Elmhurst Hisbeard. Another sibling was in Santa’s other arm as the big brother stands on the far left.
torical Museum presents “In Her Own Right: Marion Mahony Griffin. More than a talented artist and architect: Griffin was the backbone of the Prairie School of Architecture who brought the work of many more famous architects to life—including her husband, Walter Burley Griffin, and the inimitable genius Frank Lloyd Wright. This biographical exhibit explores her life, her work, and her legacy. • A support group for family caregivers of older adults meets the second and fourth Thursdays of every month from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Elmhurst Public Library’s second floor study room. (Not an Elmhurst Library program.) Info: (630) 833-9665. • The Elmhurst American Legion, T.H.B. Post No. 187, hosts a fish fry every Friday night from 6-8:30 p.m. Ribs available first Friday of the month. Musical entertainment follows. Karaoke on the second Friday of each month. Bingo on Wednesdays, starting with Early Birds at 6:45 p.m. Info: 630-833-7800.
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