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District 205 plans include Lincoln demolition, new building on site By Dan McLeister
maining items in a potential Phase plete. the District at the sixth Focus 205 solve the immediate and obvious Two through other means. Other He said the District is trying to meeting held recently. If the commu- needs at Lincoln and Field, improve Elmhurst District 205 officials are means may include intergovernmen- be as cost efficient as possible as it nity determines that the price tag is learning opportunities at every eleproposing a Phase One plan includ- tal agreements or using maintenance moves into this next step by consid- too high, Phase One could be revised mentary school and improve fine arts ing: funds that can be reallocated for oth- ering the initial feedback from resi- accordingly. See LINCOLN, Page 7 • The demolition of Lincoln er purposes, once Phase One is com- dents on the concepts presented by The Phase One proposal would School and a new school built on the existing site; • Major renovations to modernize Field School; • A sizable addition to Edison School, the District’s smallest elementary building; • Media Center/Science, Technology, Engineering, Math (STEM) space upgrades at Emerson, Fischer, Hawthorne, Jackson and Jefferson; • Renovation of the York High School auditorium. Superintendent Dave Moyer stated that the auditorium is in desperate need of attention in virtually all areas. Previous plans to upgrade to the auditorium were cut due to costs. While many want to know how much this will cost, it is premature to speculate, according to Moyer. “We need to start with identifying what the community is interested in supporting,” he said. “Once that is established, design plans will be developed, and then cost estimates can be shared with the public. “The Phase One proposal is designed to address pressing needs at the elementary level for the next 20 to 30 years minimum and in many cases, longer. A Phase Two plan that addresses needs at other grade levels, such as early childhood and middle school, as well as any needs that are not addressed in Phase One would be developed upon completion of Phase One and implemented when the comCOURTESY PHOTO Elmhurst Independent munity is comfortable supporting anKindergarteners at IC grade school got to meet City of Elmhurst Deputy Police Chief Robert Tannehill (far back, center), who visited the other major facilities [upgrade].” classroom during the celebration of Catholic Schools Week. Other activities were a curriculum fair, the annual spelling bee, a “Souper Moyer noted in a recent meeting Bowl” collection of soup for the IC food pantry, making cards for veterans at Hines VA Hospital and a charity kickball tournament. that the community can choose to Besides Tannehill, other visitors were Fire Chief Tom Freeman, Alderman Noel Talluto, Elmhurst Historical Museum Executive Director support any or all of these priorities Brian Bergheger, and Elmhurst Park District Commissioner Doug Ennis. in Phase One, addressing the reFOR THE ELMHURST INDEPENDENT
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Scholarship opportunity offered for women age 25 and older According to a release issued by the office of Deputy Minority Leader Patti Bellock, women age 25 and over who wish to pursue their undergraduate education are encouraged to apply for a scholarship now available from the Conference of Women Legislators (COWL), a non-profit organization comprised of women serving in the Illinois General Assembly. The COWL Scholarship seeks to maximize educational opportunities for all income levels by offering tuition assistance to deserving women age 25 or older who show evidence of furthering their education in order to make a contribution to their government, children, families, and community. The one-year undergraduate scholarship will cover tuition, books and fees up to $2500
per year, including summer school. COWL endeavors to support women who, for various reasons, have not had the opportunity to begin or complete their education at an earlier stage due to life changes and/or financial difficulties. Further, COWL encourages women of all races, religions, creeds, and ethnic backgrounds to apply for the scholarship. Applicants for the scholarship must meet certain requirements to be eligible. In addition to being a woman 25 years of age or older, she must be an Illinois resident and plan to attend an accredited on-campus school in Illinois for at least six semester hours. (Online colleges are not eligible.) Your application materials must be postmarked no later than March 15, 2017.
Awardees will be notified of the decisions by April 15, 2017. Scholarship applications may be downloaded from the COWL website at www.cowlil.com and must include the following items: • Application form • Two reference letters • Personal background and goals essay • Official transcripts from the last two academic years attended. • List of all institutions of higher education you’ve attended
• Signed waiver form with notary public signature and seal The Awards Committee will consider service work or volunteer activities that promote the welfare of women, families, and community as well as demonstrated leadership in creating a new approach, program, or strategy that benefits them. You should provide some evidence of continuity in the work you have performed. Your reference letters should address this aspect of your background.
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By Dee Longfellow
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According to a release issued by the City of Elmhurst, the Elmhurst Economic Development Commission (EEDC) has not only appointed two new members but also elected new officers. Elmhurst Mayor Steve Morley recently appointed Julie Coan, vice president of merchandising for McMaster-Carr Supply Company, for a term to expire April of 2019. Coan has been employed at McMaster-Carr for 18 years, where she has worked in publishing, customer service and marketing, as well as her duties in merchandising for the company which provides materials and supplies to industrial and commercial businesses all over the world. Coan holds a B.A. from Northwestern University in American Studies. She and her husband have two daughters who attend Elmhurst schools. Morley also appointed Nina Coppola to the EEDC for a term which expires April of 2018. Coppola is the co-owner of Christopher Steve Homes as well as contract project manager for MetLife Corporate Real Estate at Management Two. Coppola is also one of three
founding partners of a residential real estate development and construction company called Trilogy Development Corp. An Elmhurst resident since 1989, Coppola has a Master’s degree in Urban Planning & Policy from the University of Illinois-Chicago. In another announcement from the EEDC, the group recently re-elected William Shanklin as Chairman, a position he has held for about two years. Serving on the Commission since 2011, Shanklin was president of Century Container Corp. in Hillside from 1997-2002, following a career as president of Mechanical and Industrial Fasteners in Elgin, the Illumelex Corp. in Raleigh, NC, and as executive director and CEO of EHS Home Health Care in Oak Brook. He began his career in 1967 at McMaster-Carr Supply Company in Elmhurst Shanklin also serves on the Elmhurst Veterans Memorial Commission and the Center for Professional Excellence Advisory Council at Elmhurst College. He is an active member of Rotary Club and the American Legion THB Post 187 in Elmhurst. Rich Reichert has been elected Vice-Chairman of the EEDC.
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Accidental shooting leads to weapons charge; youth sell stolen merchandise By Dee Longfellow
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According to a release issued by Elmhurst Police Chief Michael Ruth, an Elmhurst shop owner was duped into purchasing his own stolen merchandise which had been lifted by six kids previously the same day. The release said the six young people entered the Gaming Goat at 152 No York Road on Sunday, Feb. 12, and reportedly sold several valuable Pokémon cards to a person working at the store. The victim later recognized the cards, noting they had been displayed in the store’s window earlier that same day. Apparently, the cards had been stolen and were then sold back to the store later. The incident remains under investigation, the release said. It did not indicate that any arrests had been made. Young man who shot self faces weapons charge Police Chief Ruth reported in another release that a young man who accidentally shot himself in the leg has reportedly been arrested on a weapons charge. While visiting friends in Elmhurst on the evening of Sunday, Feb. 12, 18-year-old Michael J. Smith was reportedly sitting in his car holding a gun that discharged and shot him in the thigh. The incident took place on the 200 block of Clinton Avenue at about 10 p.m., Ruth said. Smith was taken to Gottleib Hospital in Melrose Park, where he was treated for the gunshot wound. When police recovered the gun, it was found to be stolen out of Hillside, possibly during a residential burglary, the communiqué said. After his release from the hospital, Smith was charged with unlawful use of a weapon and failure to have a valid Firearm Owners Identification Card (FOID).
Reichert is president and CEO of Community Bank of Elmhurst following a long career with York State Bank and Suburban Bank of Elmhurst. He has been a member of the EEDC since its inception. In his role with Community Bank of Elmhurst, Reichert has served on the Board of Directors of the Elmhurst Chamber of Commerce & Industry, where he was elected Chairman of the ECCI Board in 2001. He is also Chair of the City of Elmhurst and Elmhurst College Commission. He also served on the Finance Review Task Force for School District 205.
Other service includes the Board of the Elmhurst Heritage Foundation, the DuPage County Conservation Foundation’s Advisory Council and Elmhurst Lions Club. He is a member of the Epiphany Lutheran Church Council as well. Reichert holds a degree in Business Administration from Elmhurst College and currently serves as president of the Bluejay Backer Bunch. In 2013, he received the Bluejay Backer Community Service Award. In 2003, the Business Ledger selected Reichert as one of its Today’s Young Executives award recipients.
Brian E. Wagner Scholarship raises $6000 at annual fundraiser The Brian E. Wagner Scholarship Fund (BEWSF) now in its seventh year of operation has reached full stride in contributing to the educational endeavors of college-bound students, who are motivated to make a difference in their community. The foundation was established to leave a legacy in the name of Brian Edwin Wagner, who set the standard for young leaders and peers at York high school prior to his untimely death at age 16. He demonstrated a passion to excel COURTESY PHOTO Elmhurst Independent academically, Mark LaShure (Vice President) and Barbara Wagathletically and ner-Lackey (Director) at the 7th Annual Bags for civically through Wags Tournament/Fundraiser. all his activities. Brian’s spirit remains ignited through the potential and promise of the recipients that receive his scholarship. The BEWSF’s 7th annual “Bags for Wags” Tournament was a sold-out event that hosted a capacity crowd. More than 30 teams were present to make this gathering the most memorable yet. Tom Celetti who mentored Brian as a basketball coach opened the momentous celebration with a reminiscent speech about how Brian inspired his teammates and coaching staff to be their very best as players and as people. In addition, door prizes were raffled to lucky winners. Some of the items included original autographed memorabilia from prominent sports figures like Dwayne Wade (Chicago Bulls), Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane (Chicago Blackhawks). The $6000 collected in proceeds will benefit the BEWSF college scholarship which is granted annually to high school seniors prior to graduation to assist with college tuition costs. Special distinction is given to the BEWSF Committee members and sponsors who have loyally served the BEWSF since its inception: Barbara Wagner –Lackey, Mike Wagner, Edward Lackey, Becky Lawton-Wagner, Tracey, Degnan, John Halloran, Mark La Shure, Dan Gibbons, John Noldan, Tom Hagensee, Kaitie Mayberry- Hauser, Bryan Hauser, Nikki Doherty, Brian Doherty, Jason Gentile, Pete Zamar, Visitation Parish and Mamma Marias Pizza.
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Possession of cannabis, possession of drug paraphernalia
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/ criminal damage to a vehicle/criminal trespass to property/criminal trespass to a vehicle/ damage to city property/ damage to property
Feb. 5 Eugene Steel, 31, of Melrose Park, was charged with criminal damage to property at a hotel in the 900 block of S. Riverside at around 12:05 a.m. Police said officers responded for a reported domestic disturbance and upon arrival, Steel was found to have intentionally damaged an exit sign of the hotel.
Disorderly conduct, trespass notice
Feb. 4 Robert Baldwin, 67, of Bensenville, was charged with disorderly conduct near First and York at around 6:51 p.m. Police said that Baldwin was found to be highly intoxicated on the stairway adjacent to the train platform with a broken bottle of vodka.
Domestic incident, domestic battery
Feb. 8 Officers responded to the 100 block of E. Belden at around 9:55 p.m. for a reported physical domestic. Reporting officers met with the victim who advised that her mother grabbed her by her hair and began striking her. No complaints were signed due to conflicting stories and mutual combatants. Both parties separated for the night. Feb. 1-Feb. 2 Police said the victim and suspect began to argue on Feb. 1 in the 300 block of N. Highview Ave. He then reportedly pushed the victim to the ground. He allegedly retrieved a hammer, exited the apartment, began to pry the driver’s side door of the victim’s vehicle open, hit the front windshield with the hammer and fled the scene. On Feb. 2, police said the suspect sent a text. An arrest warrant was obtained for the suspect on charges of criminal trespass to property, two counts of domestic battery and harassment through an electronic communication device.
DUI, illegal consumption or possession of alcohol by a minor, illegal transportation of open alcohol, illegal possession of open alcohol, possession of a controlled substance, delivery of a controlled substance
Feb. 6 Police said James McDonald, 52, of Elm-
CALL 800-222-TIPS hurst, was issued citations by police for DUI, improper backing and expired registration near Vallette and Bryan at around 3:18 p.m. According to police, during a traffic crash investigation, McDonald backed into a victim’s vehicle and was subsequently found to be under the influence of alcohol. Feb. 5 David Chapol-Lucho, 33, of Darien, was charged with state charges of DUI, failure to yield to an emergency vehicle, speeding, improper lane usage, no valid driver’s license, speeding, disobeying a traffic control device and failure to signal when required near Riverside and Route 83 at around 11:05 p.m. Police said an officer attempted to stop the listed vehicle for speeding, improper lane usage, and failure to signal when required. According to police, the vehicle failed to yield for the officer’s emergency lights or siren and the attempt to stop the vehicle was terminated. Police said the vehicle disobeyed a red traffic signal and was involved in a traffic crash with another motor vehicle at the intersection of Route 83 and Riverside Drive. Ryszard Dlugosz, 41, of North Riverside, was charged with DUI in the 400 block of S. Spring at around 4:55 a.m. Police said that subsequent to a suspicious vehicle, Dlugosz was found slumped over the steering wheel. Feb. 4 Nicholas Hudson, 32, of Willowbrook, was charged with violation of the Concealed Carry Act, illegal transportation of alcohol, DUI and improper lane usage subsequent to a traffic stop near Route 83 and Butterfield at around 12:01 a.m. Police said the traffic stop was made for a vehicle driving below the speed limit and conducting lane violations. According to police, Hudson was found to be DUI and admitted to concealing a loaded pistol in a hidden compartment in the center console which was recovered. David Scheibe, 64, of Melrose Park, was charged with DUI, improper lane usage, speeding and failure to signal subsequent to a traffic stop near Grand and York at around 11:40 p.m. Mike Segarra, 31, of Chicago, was charged with DUI, illegal transportation of open alcohol, no insurance and no headlights following a traffic stop near Grand and Church at around 9:26 p.m. Feb. 2 Hannah Davis, 20, of Huntley, was charged with underage consumption of alcohol and used of a false ID at a pub in the 100 block of N. Addison Ave. at around 10:52 p.m. subsequent to a bar check by police.
Financial exploitation of a senior
Feb. 2 The complainant is a case manager with DuPage County and believes a person in the 200 block of S. Hawthorne Ave. has been the victim of financial exploitation. An investigation is pending.
Feb. 8 Rodrigo Falcon, 23, of Addison, was issued citations by police near Grand and Lake at around 1:40 a.m. for possession of cannabis, possession of drug paraphernalia, no seat belt and no insurance. Katherine Nielsen, 47, of Glenview, was issued citations by police near North and Berteau at around 10::07 p.m. for possession of cannabis, possession of drug paraphernalia, no driver’s license and expired license plates. Police said that subsequent to receiving information from School Resource Officers regarding cannabis use in the 200 block of E. Columbia at around 9:17 p.m., a reporting officer made contact with resident Jack Gamperl, 18, of Elmhurst, and his parents. According to police, Gamperl was found to be in possession of approximately 1 gram of cannabis and one item of paraphernalia. Gamperl was issued adjudication citations for possession of cannabis and possession of drug paraphernalia and released on scene. Feb. 6 Police said officers made contact with a juvenile subject for smoking a cigarette while appearing to be under 18 years old in the 300 block of Commonwealth at around 7:01 p.m. The subject was found to be 17 years old and also was in possession of cannabis. The juvenile was charged with adjudication citations for possession of cannabis and unlawful possession of tobacco by a minor. Feb. 5 Iyad Oweineh, 24, of Bensenville, was issued a citation by police for possession of drug paraphernalia subsequent to a traffic stop near Route 83 and Lake at around 4:08 p.m. Jacob Van Wazer, 18, of Lombard, was issued citations by police for possession of cannabis, possession of alcohol by a minor, unlawful use of an electronic communication device and no insurance subsequent to a traffic stop near St. Charles and Route 83 at around 3:41 p.m. Feb. 4 Jeremy Beene, 28, of Bellwood, was cited by police for possession of cannabis and speeding subsequent to a traffic stop near Butterfield and Swain at around 1:39 a.m. Police said that Beene, the driver, was found to be in possession of cannabis and later found that he had a valid in-state warrant. Caylin Bush, 20, of Berkeley, was cited by police for possession of cannabis and possession of drug paraphernalia subsequent to a traffic stop near Butterfield and Euclid at around 1:13 a.m. Police said a reporting officer smelled the odor of cannabis emitting from the vehicle. A vehicle search yielded six grams of cannabis and one scale located on the rear floor board, according to police. Feb. 3 Niko Kim, 23, of Addison, was issued an adjunction citation by police for possession of cannabis subsequent to a traffic stop near Butterfield and Commonwealth at around 11:57 p.m. Nolan Nelson, 26, of Chicago, was issued a citation by police for possession of drug paraphernalia and speeding near Roosevelt and York following a traffic stop near Roosevelt and York at around 5:44 p.m. Feb. 2 Vivian Juarez, 18, of Des Plaines, was charged with possession of cannabis and tinted windows subsequent to a traffic stop near Route 83 and North Avenue at around 12:34 a.m. A juvenile also was charged with possession of cannabis and possession of drug paraphernalia. Police said the juvenile was found to be in possession of drug paraphernalia and
more than 30 grams of cannabis.
Theft/burglary/attempted theft or burglary/identity theft/fraud/forgery/ deceptive practice/ obstruction/robbery
Feb. 8 A complainant in the 900 block of Saylor told police that around 5:46 p.m. a check had been written out to an unknown suspect. The complainant was also advised of two other checks made out to an unknown suspect. Feb. 6 A victim in the 600 block of W. Babcock told police at around 7:01 p.m. that he received a letter from US Bank informing him that they were not able to open a credit card for him due to missing information on the application. The victim did not apply for a credit card and does not bank with US Bank. Feb. 5 Retail theft was reported at a store in the 300 block of S. Route 83 at around 8:37 p.m. Police said a juvenile suspect was observed by loss prevention take two pairs of earrings and attempted to leave without paying. She was taken to the police department where she was signed up for the Peer Jury Program and released to her mother. Fraud was reported at a gas station in the 400 block of N. York at around 10:31 p.m. The shift lead at the station told police they received a call from a suspect who purported to be with corporate. The suspect informed the complainant of an upgrade pending with the registers. The complainant received fraud notices from both the station’s corporate and INCOMM. Dec. 5, 2016-Feb. 5 Theft was reported in the 700 block of N. Willow at around 10:50 a.m. Victims told police that an unknown suspect(s) have been stealing their mail and also opened a fraudulent account in her name for a Macy’s credit card and charged merchandise. An investigation is pending. Feb. 3 Identity theft was reported in the 500 block of N. West Ave. at 1:25 p.m. The victim received a letter with two tax forms from a place in Tampa, Fla. The victim does not work for the place that sent it and has never been to Florida. Identity theft was reported in the 600 block of W. Babcock at around 5:59 p.m. A victim told police that her name and personal information was used to open numerous accounts. She received phone calls and mailings requesting verification to open accounts or information on accounts she did not authorize. Feb. 2 A complainant in the 400 block of S. Kenilworth Ave. reported at 7:49 p.m. that he had received an email from TurboTax which stated that someone had sufficient information to file a tax return under his name. The email also stated that he had more than one account opened with TurboTax under his name. A victim in the 400 block of W. Verret St. told police at around 4:39 p.m. that she befriended the suspect on Facebook. The suspect told her that he would help her with travel endeavors and she provided her personal information to him. On the above date, her bank emailed her confirming an international money wiring transferring an unspecified amount of cash from her account. She cancelled the transfer. The Facebook account is now closed. A victim in the 500 block of W. St. Charles Road told police at around 10:57 a.m. that he
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Could there actually be good news from Springfield? By Dee Longfellow FOR THE ELMHURST INDEPENDENT
It’s true — when the constant discussion of the state’s budget impasse gets all the news, the good news gets swept under the rug. But there is good news to report, according to Constance Beard, director of the Illinois Department of Revenue who discussed the effort to transform state government. “The Grand Bargain is an effort in the Senate to get rid of the logjam, create jobs and restrain spending,” she told those who attended the Illinois Chamber of Commerce Legislative Summit on Wednesday, Feb. 8. “Rauner’s administration has improved things for the better. We’re not getting out the good news.” There are five areas which have seen improvement, Beard said: ERP/SAP agency conversion; a
new Department of Innovation and Technology; state agency administrative hearing reform; “Cutting Red Tape;” and lean management training and implementation. The Enterprise Resource Project (ERP) was prompted when Governor Rauner recognized that all state agencies were doing things differently. His first act was hiring a technology expert who said the state was about 40 years behind in its technology and software. Some agencies were still using software from the late 1960s and 1970s. Once everything was automated and done digitally, they were able to consolidate 75% of outdated systems into one that covers all agencies state-wide. “It allowed us to replace more than 120 redundancies,” Beard said. “It will save between $52- and $193-million a year.” The Department of Innovation and Technology (DoIT) consolidated state agency IT services and enhanced IT security, such as better protection of Social Security num-
bers. The effort also retired redundancies and expensive antiquated systems, according to Beard. “Right now many are being trained in the new system which will allow more mobile response to the workforce,” Beard said. “It allows working directly with agencies to achieve strategic goals. After just three months, everything has been corrected, we are now using the last four digits of [Social Security numbers] for better security.” She said there is a site called MyTaxIllinois.gov that allows people to actually look into their state tax account to see when payments were made, etc. Unemployment Insurance Tax Collection has leveraged the Department of Revenue’s general tax system. “There were people working, but still collecting unemployment,” she said. “[Correcting] that is saving $17 million. Consolidated registration and reporting is working well for business tax payers, too. You register just once and don’t have to
Solicitor information for Elmhurst residents
It has come to the attention of City officials that solicitors from energy companies are going door to door falsely stating that they are speaking to residents on behalf of the City, or that they are “certified” by the City. Solicitors ARE required to have a permit from the City, and if they do have a permit, they should be displaying a solicitor badge from the City of Elmhurst. The fact that an organization has been issued solicitors permit does not constitute an endorsement of the organization by
the City of Elmhurst. Anyone who wishes to solicit must apply for a solicitors permit at the City Clerk’s Office. All applicants undergo a background check with the Police Department. Once approved, each solicitor is required to wear a photo identification badge issued by the City Clerk’s Office around their neck so that it is visible at all times while they are soliciting. If you have any concerns regarding any person soliciting in your neighborhood please call 911, let
(Continued from page 7) believes his ex-employee attempted to portray himself as a victim at Verizon Wireless to gain access to business accounts. Jan. 6-Jan. 18 A complainant in the 100 block of E. Cayuga told police that between the above dates, an unknown suspect(s) removed a pallet of ice guard and a pallet of felt from a construction site.
Feb. 3 Police said a student at a high school in the 300 block of W. St. Charles Road has been truant for 112 academic class periods since the beginning of the school year. The student was given a city ordinance for truancy and returned to class.
Feb. 7 Police said that subsequent to a traffic stop in the 100 block of S. Lawnsdale at around 4:24 p.m., Dylan T. Horne, 20, of Elmhurst, was found to be wanted out of DuPage County. He was taken into custody and later released after posting bond.
them know your location and that there is a solicitor in the vicinity who is in violation of City’s Municipal Code. By reporting the violation immediately, an officer will be dispatched while the solicitor is in the area. To call after they have left the area does not allow an officer to confront the solicitor in person. For more information, please contact the Police Department at (630) 530-3050 or visit elmhurst. org.
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Phase One proposes major renovations for Field, addition to Edison opportunities at York, the superintendent noted. Having increased space at Edison could house students during the Lincoln construction, provide the flexibility to manage increased enrollment across the District, work with the community to develop a plan for all-day kindergarten, and give the District options to find efficiencies in the Education Fund. That will be important if the State implements a property tax freeze or makes changes to the school funding formula for the pension system, according to Moyer. “We have arrived at a critical juncture and, after multiple rounds of feedback, important decisions will need to be made,” he said. “Phase One is as much the first step of a new process as it is the final part of the Focus 205 process and we need to begin a very serious dialogue about what to do about our facilities. Because of the critical timeliness and budget priorities, we can no longer ignore this reality. I believe I would be negligent in my duties if I did not address this with you in a direct and honest way.
We have arrived at a critical juncture, and after multiple rounds of feedback, important decisions still need to be made. We must move from admiring the problem to developing solutions.” – District 205 Superintendent of Schools Dr. David Moyer
“We must move from admiring the problem to developing solutions and that is what we are trying to do. We are trying to assess what the community is willing to support and this is the first step in that process. There is much more to do and, as we move forward, there will continue to be multiple opportunities for community input.”
fill out separate forms.” Centralized administrative hearings was a program developed after the system in place was taking too long when people had disputes with a state agency. Beard said the effort has eliminated case backlogs, reduced resolution time, offered more transparency for taxpayers and created a consistency between state agencies in administrative processes. “All cases are being resolved in a much more timely manner,” she said. By Executive Order in 2016, Rauner called on all agencies to “Cut the Red Tape” and perform comprehensive reviews of their own rules and regulations and remove anything that is redundant, outdated, repetitive, unnecessary, confusing or harmful. The Illinois Competitiveness Council even offers an online portal for the public to share ideas to simplify or reduce regulations, Beard said. “It is our goal to be more responsive to people,” she said. And with the new “Lean Management” training, there is further
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Slices of life
The stalking of the secret shopper
It was an unassuming Sunday afternoon. I had to venture to the store for a few items. It was a leisurely excursion. Unlike most days, I wasn’t in a hurry and indulged in the luxury of lollygagging my way through the aisles. Picture a normal, average shopper in the camping department examining flashlights. Commonplace, ordinary and routine. That’s me. Or maybe not. I didn’t think I looked overly suspicious, but apparently I was. Either that or it was a slow day in the store detective department, because it wasn’t long before I had one following me. He was easy to spot. As obvious as a fake beard on Santa Claus, whom he sort of resembled. He was a late-middle-aged gent, without a coat (despite the cold temperature
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outside), without a cart, without any items to purchase, strolling at a leisurely pace pretending (in the most conspicuous of manners) to be looking at items and shopping. Ha! Without a cart! Who does that? A secret shopper, that’s who. Secret shopper is my code for store detective. They have a penchant for following me, although I’ve yet to figure out why. I’m an
unassuming mom, typically wearing an unassuming black coat. I clearly have a written list of items I am looking for, making me a serious and legitimate shopper – versus a thief. My tiny purse has room for a wallet, phone and nothing more, especially not stolen items. My appearance practically screams law-abiding citizen. I saw him out of the corner of my eye looking at me out of the corner of his eye. I had to stifle a giggle. He thought he was so undercover. Not. Because this isn’t my first secret shopper showdown, I did my best to act suspicious. You know, to give him a sense of purpose in his job. Sometimes you’ve got to find your own fun in a situation. I picked up a flashlight, examined it and returned
it to the shelf. I repeated this a few times wondering how long he’d stay in the aisle with me. He remained intact, pretending to look at golf balls. I sauntered over to the next aisle. He followed. As much as I wanted to keep the fun times going, I actually had items on my shopping list. I exited the sporting goods department and headed toward dairy. I lost him somewhere between electronics and pet food. Here’s my take on store detectives: they are an important and needed commodity. Honest shoppers like me depend on them to stop a thief from absconding with a large screen TV or bottle of nail polish. But in order to be undercover, they’ve got to appear undercover. In a word: stealth. This means
they should look like they are actual shoppers. This means walking with a cart. Approximately 99 percent of shoppers use carts. Not having a cart depletes the covertness of any undercover status. If it is cold outside, they should wear a coat. If a man is walking around in a store without a coat and without a cart, where is his coat? It’s in the break room where the employees put their coats, that’s where. Any normal, unassuming shopper with a grocery list and cart can tell you that. 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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This exercise was sent out to my ezine readers and the response was wonderful so I want to share it with you, my weekly in print newspaper readers. (To get my inspirational email newsletter, sign up at www. kellyepperson.com.) We all could use a quick de-stress tool, so…. Let’s talk love! What do you love? It’s a good exercise for me, and you, to dwell a bit in love. The past few weeks have been a wee bit crazy in our external world so let’s recharge our batteries with an internal love fest. Grab a piece of paper, or open a
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fresh word doc and just brain dump. No thinking, no ordering, no judging. Set your timer for 30 seconds and fill in the blank I LOVE ….. Are you ready? Let’s do it together. 30 seconds. GO! I LOVE…
My husband My kids His kids My folks His folks Our siblings My magical unicorn My joy money pouch My phone My rings Wow, 30 seconds goes fast or I type slow. But ten things that I love in 30 seconds feels good. And most was obvious stuff, for sure. But my heart feels lighter already. How about you? Did you rattle off the easy stuff too? Or did some silly stuff arise? Or serious deep stuff? Let’s do another round. I LOVE…
the internet; Chapstick; Tissues; Womanspace; Speaking; Writing; my clients; Spellcheck; Google; computers; my desk; candles. Thirty seconds and twelve more lovey doveys. It is not about the number of things you write down. It’s about shifting your energy. The original post I had written today was too weighty and didn’t do anything to move us forward. So I decided to scrap it. Such is life. We spend a lot of time rehashing and dwelling in the muck. When you start to feel pulled down, do a quick 30 seconds of the “I LOVE” exercise. You can spend the whole time simply repeating I LOVE MY CAT. If it feels good, do it.
That’s the point. To refresh. You can take a 30-second love break anywhere anytime, in your head. Feeling annoyed at work or in traffic or the grocery store? Do a mental “I LOVE” exercise and you will shift. “I love Tic Tacs. I love reading tabloid headlines. I love lip gloss. I love that lady’s coat….” Just standing in the checkout line is ripe with love possibilities. If you can devote two minutes a day, four 30-second rounds, just because it’s fun, to the love exercise, you will be able to face the day with a healthier perspective. You will be more grounded to the real you, you will be more connected to your true essence and thus be able to see that in others. It’s worth a shot. Let’s do one more together and then you are on your own. As always, I welcome your feedback. I LOVE… My readers! Writing this missive every week. England. Our apartment in Aix. French wine. My chocolate chip brioche loaf form Aldi. My fuzzy boots. Sending you love! Until next week! (Kelly Epperson can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org and PO Box 2324, Loves Park, IL 61131. She is putting on a how to write your book/how to speak workshop with Chicago’s Catherine John on March 10. Visit www.onthepage-onthestage.com.)
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Serbian Parliament members visit Elmhurst
By Marisa Mancini
FOR THE ELMHURST INDEPENDENT
Four Serbian members of Parliament visited the City of Elmhurst on Monday, Feb. 6, as part of their program titled Accountable Governance, to observe and learn about various aspects governance and people’s representation at a city level. The visiting Members of Parliament included Miroslav Aleksic, Ana Stevanovic, Jahja Febratovic and Snezana Paunovic along with Denis Ibisbegovic, the Senior Political Specialist from the U.S. Embassy in Belgrade, who accompanied the delegation. The delegates met with the Mayor Steve Morley, City Manager Jim Grabowski, 2nd Ward Alderman Bob Dunn, Assistant City Manager Mike Kopp, and Business Development Coordinator Erin Jason. The Serbian delegates all concurred that the discussions they had with the Elmhurst City officials during their nearly two-hour meeting were quite informative and enlightening. Business Development Erin Jason agreed. “The meeting was very conversational; the delegates had many questions for us which energized the meeting,” she said. “It was a great experience” City Manager Grabowski was impressed with the group’s sophistication and level of interest. “They asked many questions about our governmental system; not only of the federal system which would be comparable to how they serve in Serbia, but they wanted to learn about the local government as well,” he said. “They were very surprised to learn how autonomous municipalities are; not requiring state or federal approval for every decision, and that schools and parks were not governed by the city. It was a great learning experience to share ideas in this way.” Everyone involved shared a common interest in how to best serve their constituents at a local level. Delegate Miroslav Aleksic, the 38-year-old former mayor of Trstenik, a Serbian town nearly the same size as Elmhurst, was
particularly interested in gaining insight from the City officials on solving everyday problems with citizens, including how services are delivered and how revenue is collected. There was even mention that Elmhurst and Trstenik should become Sister Cities. In their quest to gain further insight into our governmental system, the delegates visited the Federal District Court, the U.S. Attorney, Cook County Commissioner Daley and DuPage County Board Member Pete DiCianni. They also traveled to Springfield to meet with Lieutenant Governor Evelyn Sanguinetti and several state senators, and in Washington, D.C. In order to get an understanding of the role of advocacy groups, they also met with representatives from Truth in Accounting, Change Illinois and Common Cause. George Palamattam, a Bensenville resident and the Executive Director of the Council of International Programs (CIPS) in Chicago, coordinated the program for the Serbian delegation in Illinois. Alderman Bob Dunn, a recent CIPS board member, facilitated the delegation’s meeting with the City of Elmhurst. Dunn was instrumental in making the meeting possible. “There was a positive take away in that we all gained a greater understanding of the similarities and differences in our government structures as well as in our cultures,” he said. Dunn stated that he identified very strongly with CIPS missions and was pleased that the delegates were able to interface with many levels of government. “I like to think globally and act locally,” he added. In addition to sponsoring international professional exchanges, CIP also recruits and places highly qualified professionals for work-based training at businesses and nonprofits. Cross-cultural exchange is an important component of the CIP program, the main vehicle of which is host family living, whereby the visiting guests and the hosting families learn about
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On Monday, February 6, members of the Serbian Parliament met with Elmhurst City officials to learn about local government. Pictured are (front row, from left): George Palamattam, Executive Director, CIPS Chicago; Serbian Parliament Member Znezana Paunovic; Parliament Member Ana Stevanovic; Parliament Member Miroslav Aleksic; Interpreter Vlatka Landay; (back row): Business Development Coordinator Erin Jason; Assistant City Manager Michael Kopp, Denis Ibisbegovic, Senior Political Specialist from U.S. Embassy in Belgrade; Elmhurst Mayor Steve Morley, Parliament Member Jahja Febratovic; 2nd Ward Alderman Bob Dunn; and Elmhurst City Manager Jim Grabowski.
the people, customs and cultures of each other. The visiting Serbian delegates stayed with host families, which allowed them to experience American family life, lifestyle and value systems. In conjunction with CIPS, the del-
with in the state of Illinois.” The proposal is House Joint Resolution Constitutional Amendment 10. Bennett said he hopes the proposal gets somewhere, even if previous attempts didn’t. “Basically, this bill came out of frustration and anger from folks all across the state of Illinois,” he said. Without a budget the state is on autopilot, spending millions more a day than it’s bringing in — “and so, of course, our debt increases,” Bennett said. “We haven’t had a budget in two years and the constitution does call for a budget which the governor presents and the General Assembly looks to find the right balance of revenues and expenses,” he said. Bennett said he’s hopeful the measure will start a conversation about the importance of the state constitution’s balanced budget provision. Gov. Bruce Rauner will deliver his budget address to lawmakers in Springfield Wednesday.
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Rauner’s advisor on economic development paints bleak picture By Dee Longfellow FOR THE INDEPENDENT
On Wednesday, Feb. 8, a small group of Chamber members joined Elmhurst Chamber of Commerce & Industry president & CEO John R. Quigley on a one-day trip to Springfield for the Illinois Chamber of Commerce’s Legislative Summit. The event is held annually just after the new session of the General Assembly convenes. The first speaker was Mischa Fisher, economic development policy advisor to Governor Bruce Rauner,
who painted a matter-of-fact perspective of where we’ve been and where the state is going in terms of economic development. Fisher said manufacturing jobs have fallen off, while they used to have their “economic grounding” in the Midwest. Comparing Illinois to other states and the U.S. as a whole, manufacturing jobs dropped across the board in the past few years, but have since recovered — everywhere except Illinois. Fisher posed the question, “how do we stay robust when we are doing so poorly?” He said the second biggest factor was pension funding; that Illinois has the second largest pension debt and the worst funding ratio, the highest taxes and the highest amount of
overall debt. Another issue is workers compensation, which needs reform in Illinois. “Business relocators go through the Department of Commerce,” Fisher said. “Workers compensation insurance rates average $3- to $5-million.” He talked about licensing as well. “In terms of basic entrepreneurial businesses, the state has 2 million,” Fisher said. “But one in three requires a permission slip from the government to keep their jobs. There may be 16,000 more jobs but a rise of 300% more regulation. If you want to braid hair, be an interior decorator or a landscaper, you need [certification] and there are 470 others.” Fisher reminded the audience
about the funeral director who was caught a few years ago improperly disposing of bodies. He got his license revoked but continued to do it. “Government oversight through licensing is a way of delivering value to customers that people can rely on,” he said. The bright news is that the state is working on ways to expedite the licensing process after Gov. Rauner ordered an overview of all agencies who are responsible for licensing with a goal of reducing it by 25%. Asked if the state could file bankruptcy, Fisher said no. Cities can but states cannot. “We are required to keep up our pension liabilities, which will keep pushing us deeper and deeper in debt,” he said. “[Without reform] all
Bellock named Minority Chairperson on Human Services committees Deputy House Minority Leader and State Rep. Pati Bellock (R-Hinsdale) has been named the Minority Chairperson on the two House committees dealing with Human Services, giving her an increased role in shaping policy and advocating for the most vulnerable families in Illinois as the General Assembly looks to resolve the state budget impasse. Bellock will serve as Minority Chairperson on both the Human Services Committee and the Human Services Appropriations Committee. Committee assignments for the 100th
General Assembly were announced today as the Illinois House of Representatives prepares to reconvene on Feb. 8. In addition to the aforementioned assignments, Rep. Bellock has also been appointed to serve on the Special Committee on Healthcare & Healthcare Disparities, and Environment. A recognized expert on state budget, Medicaid and disability issues, Rep. Bellock shared her priorities for the coming year, emphasizing the opportunity for bipartisan action in 2017. “Illinois’ most vulnerable families stand to
be impacted the most by the difficult budget decisions that will need to be made this spring,” Bellock said. “I remain committed to ensuring that we preserve a strong safety net for those who need it most; including the disabled, children with special needs, seniors on fixed incomes, homeless veterans and families that are struggling to provide basic shelter and food for their children. Together we can restore the strength of the Illinois economy without sacrificing the needs of those families in danger of falling through the cracks.”
other spending and services won’t happen.” Asked for a best case scenario, Fisher said if workers compensation gets under control, and we keep things going forward, then the state can grow. Illinois still has one of the lowest rates of state income tax, but we’re losing 1000 jobs a year, he said. “Comprehensive tax reform at the federal level needs to take place then we could see growth across the country,” Fisher said, “but it hasn’t been done since Reagan was in office.” He did commend the local government consolidation that has taken place recently. “We still have I believe 6500 units of government, which is twice as much as the next closest state,” Fisher said. “Some special assessment districts have been eliminated.”
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Rauner’s ‘Grand Bargain’ may help fund schools Department of Revenue says effort designed to get rid of logjam
By Dee Longfellow
FOR THE ELMHURST INDEPENDENT
It was at the Illinois Chamber of Commerce Summit held in Springfield on Feb. 8 that some people just heard about the “Grand Bargain” being contemplated by the Illinois legislature. The Grand Bargain was the first
bill introduced in the spring session of the Illinois General Assembly, designed in part to overhaul the funding for Illinois’ public schools. Governor Bruce Rauner appointed a commission which worked over the summer to create the plan and hammer out the details. The plan is a bipartisan package of bills that includes tax increases, spending cuts, new casino licenses and other issues. Committee hearings are reportedly already taking place. Constance Beard, director of the Illinois Department of Revenue said the Grand Bargain was an effort in
the Senate to get rid of the logjam, create jobs and restrain spending. Previous reforms have failed mainly due to the governor’s and the legislature’s inability to rise above partisan politics. One such proposal in 2015 planned to shift money from wealthier districts to those in poor areas as an alternative to yet more state spending. School funding is just one of Illinois’ financial woes, albeit the most important in many people’s eyes. State Senator Jason Barickman, a Republican out of Bloomington, was scheduled to speak at the Chamber
Summit on Wednesday of last week, but was unable to break away from his duties at the State Capitol. Barickman has led his caucus on the issue. “If ever there was a time to address it, the time would be now in the context of us coming together in a bipartisan manner on all these other host of issues,” he said. “This one’s so difficult in any normal context that I think it’s critical to incorporate into this larger effort.” The overall goal of school funding reform, according to Barickman, is to move more state dollars to school
districts with greatest needs while also accounting for each individual district’s own individual characteristics, such as the number of special education students or those from low-income households. The current system relies too heavily on local property taxes, Barickman said, adding the reminder that Illinois is among the worst in the nation at providing equitable funding for its various school districts. Legislators on both sides of the aisle hope that finding a formula to fund Illinois’ schools will be part of Gov. Rauner’s “Grand Bargain.”
from 3rd Ward Alderman Michael Bram. • The Elmhurst St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Saturday, March 4 was approved by consent. • By consent, City Council entered into an agreement with Illinois American Water Company to treat sewage delivered to the North Elmhurst Pumping Station at a rate of $3.377 per 1000 gallons. • The implementation of the City’s Strategic Communication Plan was approved. • Council approved the execution of consulting services between the City and Kane McKenna & Associates, Inc for the analysis and review of current TIF Districts. • A resolution was approved by consent for professional engineering services from the RJN Group, Inc.
for the Sanitary Flow Monitoring Project. • A bid for the Washington Street Stormwater Improvement Project was accepted by consent from Earthwerks in an amount not to exceed $637,274. • A bid was also accepted from Clark Dietz for additional professional engineering services for the Atrium Sanitary Lift Station Improvements. Converting the existing lift station to a submersible type was found to be in the best interest of the public. The additional amount needed is $15,945. The original project was approved at $56,780 but with this additional project, the amount becomes $72,725. • The purchase of two 2017 Altec Aerial Bucket Trucks for the City’s Forestry Division was approved by
consent. The resolution further authorizes the disposal of two aerial bucket trucks. The cost of the new vehicles is $357,596 which includes $10,000 trade-in value for the other two vehicles. • Council authorized the purchase of one Peterbilt Six-Wheel Municipal Body Dump Truck with Snow Plow Package and the trade-in of a 2002 Sterling dump Truck with V-Box Salt Spreader. The total cost of the new vehicle is $183,847 including the trade-in value of the existing vehicle in the amount of $14,000. • By consent, Council approved a resolution for professional design and construction engineer services to Robinson Engineering for the WWRF Storage Pad Extension Project for an amount not to exceed $37,500.
Here’s what’s going on at Elmhurst City Hall
By Dee Longfellow
FOR THE ELMHURST INDEPENDENT
The following items were a part of the agenda for the regular meeting of the Elmhurst City Council which took place on Feb. 6, 2017. A quorum was present with two absences: First Ward Ald. Mark Sabatino and Sixth Ward Alderman Michael Honquest. Here is a summary of the actions taken by City Council that evening: • Approved for payment was Accounts Payable for Feb. 2, 2017 for $926,249 (2016 AP groups) and $980,626 (2017 AP groups). • In anticipation of the proposed development at 138-142 No, Addison, the City will need to relocate existing overhead private utilities to underground. After contacting AT&T, ComEd and Comcast, the City Council approved by consent the recommendations for the work to be done in the amount of $256,936. • In a similar action, City Council by consent accepted the recommendation to move utilities at the 100 No. Addison development in the amount of $298,104. • By a vote of 11-1 with two absent, City Council approved a recommendation to annually increase the rate of refuse and recycling services provided by Republic Services, which includes annual increases over the five-year term of the contract. The report said Republic Services rate increases average 3.71%. Beginning April 1, 2017, the City billing rates will be as follows: 65 Gallon Toter - Currently at $17.12 will increase to $17.76; 95 Gallon Toter - Currently at $22.17 will increase to $23; Refuse stickers and yard water stickers will remain at $3.25 each. • A proposal for engineering ser-
vices for the North Industrial Lift Station Generator and general improvements was accepted by consent from Intelligent Design and Construction Solutions LLC of Chicago in the amount of $72,400. • A similar proposal for engineering services for the North Elevated Water Tower Rehabilitation was accepted from Robinson Engineering of Itasca in the amount of $27,650. • Another proposal for engineering services for the WRF Effluent Sampling Station, also submitted by Robinson Engineering, was approved by consent in the amount of $12,000. • Council approved the purchase of an Industrial Trailer Mounted Drum Style Log and Debris Chipper from Alexander Equipment Company, Inc.. in Lisle in the amount of $71,519. The amount includes the trade-in value of $18,000 for the old unit. • Also approved was the purchase of a 2017 Trackless MT7 Machine and snow attachments from E.J. Equipment in Manteno in the amount of $127,490. • Council approved a report of the Public Affairs and Safety Committee for the schedule of events at Elmhurst City Centre. • The Elmhurst Walk-in Assistance Network’s ‘Cue for the Cause to be held on Sep. 3 in the municipal lot behind the Knights of Columbus was approved by consent. • The Pull Up Bars for Patriots fundraiser event was approved. See story elsewhere in this issue. • The purchase of a 2017 Rescue Squad/ Pumper from Pierce Manufacturing, Inc. for $574,676 was approved by consent. • A request was approved to create an ordinance to contract with Hudson Group, Ltd., for trolley car services within the City over the summer months for an amount not to exceed $57,360. The vote was 11-1 with two absent, The sole ‘nay’ vote came
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Raja and Rep. Mike Gallagher launch bipartisan middle class jobs caucus Congressmen Raja Krishnamoorthi (D-IL) and Mike Gallagher (RWI) announced their creation and launch of the Middle Class Jobs Caucus. The group will work to find bipartisan solutions to the key issues facing America’s middle class and working families such as job creation, wage increases, and economic growth. “Every era of prosperity in our history has been built on a thriving middle class. In the plainest terms, middle-class jobs mean a strong America,” said Rep. Krishnamoorthi. “This caucus will help to create those jobs through focusing on key issues facing working families, such
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as strengthening our job training and infrastructure.” In response to launching the Caucus today, Rep. Gallagher said “Addressing the needs of our middle class and working families is not a partisan issue and it urgently requires a common-sense, bipartisan solution. I look forward to working with Rep. Krishnamoorthi to advocate for our citizens who are doing their best to work and raise a family in this country.” Rep. Gallagher continued, “I highly encourage my colleagues in the 115th Congress to join us in our effort to create better paying jobs and kick start the economy so that all Americans have the ability to flourish.”
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book analyzing transformations in Iranian women’s lives since the 1979 Revolution, titled Tied Up in Tehran: Women, Social Change, and the Politics of Daily Life. Moruzzi’s talk will begin at 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 1, in the Founders Lounge of the Frick Center (190 Prospect Ave., Elmhurst, www. elmhurst.edu/campusmap). Admission is $10 for the general public and free for Elmhurst College students, faculty, staff and alumni. Tickets are available by visiting www.elmhurst. edu/tix. For more information, call (630) 617-5186.
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on the concert. Compositions to be performed include Jumpin’ East of Java, Amazing Grace, Saving All My Love for You, Baby Elephant Walk, Battle Hymn of the Republic, Joshua, Don’t Get Around Much Anymore and Sir Duke. The Jazz ensemble will also play sacred selections as part of the Cityview Community Church Sunday Service on Feb. 26 beginning with prelude music at 10:15 a.m.
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Pictured are ICGS second graders dressed for Pioneer Day. Teachers, Mrs. Marcia May (back row on left) and Ms. Jenna Pecenka (back row on right) also dressed for the celebration.
Pioneer life celebrated at Immaculate Conception Grade School On Wednesday, February 8, second grade students at Immaculate Conception Grade School a simple, no waste lunch in a basket or pail to school. After lunchtime, students rotated through in Elmhurst had the opportunity to experience elements of pioneer life. After weeks of study- stations where they played marbles, wove placemats, created cornhusk dolls, tangram puzzles, ing pioneer times in social studies class, students were asked to dress in pioneer garb and bring and thaumatrope optical toys, and made their own cornbread and butter.
Scintillating Latin rhythms captured by local music ensembles Nothing will brighten a late-winter evening like the rhythms and melodies of vibrant Latin music. On Saturday, March 11, at 7 p.m. when guitarist Colin Davin and the Elmhurst Dance Theatre of the DuPage Dance Academy join the Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra in an evening of Latin melodies. Davin’s musical talents will be on display in
his performance of Joaquín Rodrigo’s Concierto de Aranjuez, and he will be joined by community guitar aficionados in an group rendition of Malagueña. The Elmhurst Dance Theatre of the DuPage Dance Academy will perform to George Gershwin’s Cuban Overture; music by Arturo Márquez, Heitor Villa-Lobos and Darius Milhaud round out
the concert under the baton of the ESO’s Music Director and Conductor Stephen Alltop. Sponsors of the concert are the Ray and Sally Allen Charities and Carl Amrhein, sponsor of Cuban Overture. Throughout the evening concertgoers will have the opportunity to bid on a variety of silent auction
Bethel Women plan annual Spring Tea Program features Jenny Riddle’s portrayal of Joan Kroc
On Saturday, April 8, at 12:30 p.m. the Women of Bethel United Church of Christ will hold their annual Spring Tea in the church’s Welcome Center, located at 315 E. St. Charles Road in Elmhurst. The event features a full-tea menu in an elegant setting followed by one of Jenny Riddle’s new one-woman shows: a review, in character, of Lisa Napoli’s book Ray & Joan: The Man Who Made the McDonald’s Fortune and the Woman Who Gave It All Away. In the role of Joan Kroc, Jenny will share insights into the man who started McDonald’s and his wife, Joan, who gave his fortune away after his death, donating huge sums to
causes such as the anti-proliferation of nuclear weapons movement, the treatment of alcohol and AIDS, and the establishment of hospice centers throughout the U.S. You will also enjoy finding out what Ray and Joan were like as people in this glimpse into the lives of this power couple. Jenny Riddle is a dramatic book reviewer who entertains audiences with her interpretations of best-selling books in which she becomes the characters telling their real-life stories. She invites her audiences to identify with her subjects as they embark on adventures, triumph over adversity, and live out their dreams. At the end of each review, Jenny shares her current “favorite reads.” Tickets, available beginning March 13, are $25 per person and must be purchased in advance. Seating is limited. Tickets for the pro-
gram only (without tea) are $10 at the door. The program begins at 1:45 p.m. Call 630-834-6254 for ticket availability and information. Spring Tea guests are invited to wear hats and gloves. Church facilities are fully accessible and parking is available. Please enter from St. Charles Rd. or from Huntington off Poplar. A portion of the proceeds from the Spring Tea helps support the Elmhurst Shoe Fund, a Women of Bethel-administered program which so far in the 2016-17 school year has provided over $3,055 in vouchers to 29 families in Elmhurst schools to purchase footwear for their children. Rotary Club of Elmhurst and First United Methodist Church are also major contributors. A number of other local churches, service clubs and individuals also give to the Elmhurst Shoe Fund.
items, including event tickets, hotel stays, consulting certificates, restaurant gift cards and others. Proceeds benefit the programs of the Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra. At 5:45 p.m. prior to the concert, there will be a discussion “Behind the Music Stand,” led by Dr. Ted Hatmaker. The Elmhurst Symphony performs at Elmhurst Christian Reformed Church, located at 149 W. Brush Hill Rd. The church has accessible parking and facilities; parking is free. Concert tickets are $32 for adults, $30 for seniors, and $9 for students. Group and family rates are also available.
York High School receives awards for campus gardens The Garden Club of York Community High School has recently acquired certifications from several organizations for its campus gardens. The gardens have been recognized by the National Wildlife Federation as a wildlife habitat, Monarch Watch as a Certified Monarch Waystation, The Conservation Foundation for promoting an environmentally friendly area, and Xerces Society as a pollinator garden. As a junior member of the Elm-
hurst Garden Club, the YCHS Garden Club receives encouragement and development of school gardens with practices in horticulture, environment and ecology. Elmhurst Garden Club is pleased to include York’s newly established gardens as part of their Garden Walk on July 9, 2017. Garden Walk tickets are required for admission. More information will be available in the future at http:// xlerators1.esiteasp.com/elmhurst_garden_club/home.nxg
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York High School presents senior Honor Roll students York Community High School has named a total of 1,976 students to the first semester honor roll for the 2016-17 school year, based on their exemplary academic performance. Students achieving a 3.5 or higher are recognized with High Honors and students achieving 3.0 – 3.4999 grade point average are recognized with Honors. Due to space limitations, the Independent will be presenting the seniors this week, followed by the juniors, sophomores, and freshmen in future issues. High Honors – Senior Class of 2017 Irin Anna Abraham, Carla Abreu, Jake M Adams, Daniel Aguilar, Samiyya Iram Ahmed, Natalie A Alpan, Cristal Andres, Sarah Panakkal Anil, Nimisha Antony, Isaac Arreola, Winona Asher, Eileen M Baird, Peter Barabolak, Amanda Bardhoshi, Mark Bashqawi, Kenna Bays, Tarryn E Becker, Gillian F Berg, Bridget Angela Berger, Bennett Berman, Jacqueline Anne Biggins, Julie Grace Biggins, Morgan R Bojesen, Sydney N Bonthron, Hannah Olivia Borrows, Theodore G Boskov, Alaina Bottens, Amy Bowles, Megan Elizabeth Boyle, Faith Denise Bracken, Samuel Robert Brennan, Demetri B Broches, Benjamin Henry Brown, Elizabeth Brown, Spencer Bunch-Hotaling, Angelo Anthony Buscaglia, Camille Butler, Vincent Cahill, John Carey, Yizcel Carrera, Ryan J Casey, Mikayla Castora, Luis J Chavez, Joelle Yi-Shin Chiu, John S Chlystek, Amy E Choi, Savanna Elizabeth Clements, John R Clugg, Ellen Joy Cockrell, Alexa L Cohen, Olivia Claire Cohn, Olivia Condon, Brendan Connell, Peter Kieran Connor, Teagan Conroy, David J Cooke, Burke E Corcoran, Jack Crowley, Evelyn G Curran, Jessica Gail Cwik, Collin Matthew Czech, Hanna Czeladko, Jake Czernik, Bianca Davenport, John Davis, Madeline G Davis, Matthew Michael Davis, Nicolina Despinich, Rio Diaz, Matthew Daniel Dillon, Jared Bruce Nelson Doan, Hayley Lynn Dodson, Julia Rose Doherty, Michael Anthony Downey, Kazia Draganowski, Jenna Dvorak, Melanie Dominique Elkins, Sara A Fejes, Amandine Nathalie Ferrand, John Paul Fetscher, Michael J Fiedler, Kaitlyn Marie Fischer, Grace Fisher, Lauren Fisher, Samantha Leann Flesch, Maria Elizabeth Flynn, Grace Antoinette Foster, Andrew French, Claire Ann Frolik, Makalah Burke Fryrear, Shaylin Kathleen Fuller, Alessandro Galan, Jenna Garcia, Stephanie Garcia, Alyssa M Garelli, Patrick Garlow, Dominic G Gatti, Julianna R Gecsey, Matthew Callahan Geiger, Austin Jacob Gelsomino, Kasey Nicole Gelsomino, Sabin A Gianelloni, Louis Victor Gianneschi, Simran Gogana, Maria Ynna Deni Cahanap Gonzaga, Monica Gonzalez Guzman, Claire Gornick, Jack Gornick, Ronald M Graziano, Benjamin S Greenfield, Leah Gregory, Kelsey Taylor Gronewold, Fillip Grujic, Abigail G Gundrum, Christopher James
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the challenges of illness, medication effects, fear of outliving one’s assets, loneliness, loss of a spouse, and loss of a child will be explored. There will be reserved seating and limited space. For reservations, call 630-306-7077. • At 12:30 p.m. the Women of Bethel United Church of Christ will hold their annual Spring Tea in the church’s Welcome Center at 315 E. St. Charles Road. Includes a fulltea menu followed Jenny Riddle’s new one-woman show in which she performs in character a review of Lisa Napoli’s book as Joan Kroc. Tickets, available beginning March 13, are $25 per person and must be purchased in advance. Seating is limited. Tickets for the program only (without tea) are $10 at the door. The program begins at 1:45 p.m. Call 630-834-6254 for ticket availability and information. Spring Tea guests are invited to wear hats and gloves. Church facilities are fully accessible and free parking is available. Please enter from St. Charles Rd. or from Huntington off Poplar.
Sunday, March 12 Beginning at 3 p.m., the Elmhurst Symphony will present “We’ve Got Rhythm,” a program of animated Latin melodies, at Elm From 1-2:30 p.m. at the Elmhurst History Museum Education Center, hurst Christian Reformed Church, 120 E. Park Ave., Debora Wood, artist, author and curator at the Art Insti- 149 W. Brush Hill Rd. Members of tute of Chicago, will teach forest portraits so participants can create a por- the Elmhurst Dance Theater of the trait of their own—inspired by our natural surroundings. Kids and parent/ DuPage Dance Academy will percaregiver participate together. Appropriate for families in grades 1-5. Fee: form as well. An instrument “pet$12 per person for members, $15 for nonmembers. Info: 630-833-1457 or ting zoo,” takes place from 1:45 to elmhurstmuseum.org. 2:45 p.m,, sponsored by Luscombe Music, for a hands-on opportunity to try different instruments. Tickets Saturday, Feb. 25 Saturday, March 11 are $6 for children and $9 for those From 7 p.m. to 1 a.m., the York At 7 p.m. when guitarist Colin 16 and up. For tickets and info, call Athletic Boosters will holds its Davin and the Elmhurst Dance The630-941-0202. Annual Green Scene fundraiser at atre of the DuPage Dance Academy Fitz’s Spare Keys in downtown El- join the Elmhurst Symphony OrSaturday, April 8 mhurst. chestra in an evening of Latin mel• Starting at 10 a.m. at at Elmhurst Enjoy a casual night of bowling, odies. There will be a silent auction City Hall, 209 N. York St. The Elsilent and live auctions, raffles, fundraiser with proceeds to benefit mhurst Senior Commission will be pool, and bowling. Bowl with your the Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra. hosting a community conversation favorite York coach. Many prizes At 5:45 p.m., enjoy a discussion led on “maintaining a positive outlook will be awarded. Tickets: $50 in by Dr. Ted Hatmaker. The concert as we age,” Prepare to learn helpadvance, $60 at the door. Tickets takes place at Elmhurst Christian ful information concerning issues Ongoing programs: include admission and light buffet. Reformed Church, 149 W. Brush that arise as we age. Maintaining a • Currently on display through Cash bar. Hill Rd. Handicapped accessible positive outlook while coping with March 12, the Elmhurst Historical 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. • Extended through March 26, Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art continues its special exhibit, “Fabergé Style Carvings,” which
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features replicas of Fabergé’s original hard stone carving designs including flower studies, figurines and animals made in Idar-Oberstein, Germany. • 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. • “By All Accounts: The Story of Elmhurst,” is at the Elmhurst History Museum, 120 E. Park Ave. Take an interactive journey through Elmhurst history. Experience engaging towers filled with one-of-a-kind objects, compelling photos, and first-person video accounts from locals. Check out the award-winning, hands-on tabletop map that explores Elmhurst past and present, and take a seat in the mini-theatre to view an original documentary on Elmhurst history. View new additions to the exhibit including a feature on veterans and the Glos Mansion history. Admission: Free. Hours: 1-5 p.m., Tuesday through Friday and Sunday; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. Info: 630-8331457 or elmhursthistory.org • 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: 630833-7800 • TOPS—Take Off Pounds Sensibly—meets on Friday mornings at Grace Lutheran Church 950 S. York Road, Bensenville. Weigh-in at 9:30 a.m., meeting from 10-11 a.m. Info: email Millie at email@example.com.
“We’ve Got Rhythm” promises an afternoon of high-energy music when the Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra presents a program of animated Latin melodies in a family concert that will please audiences of all ages. The event takes place at Elmhurst Christian Reformed Church, 149 W. Brush Hill Rd. in Elmhurst, on Sunday, March 12 at 3:00 p.m. Members of the Elmhurst Dance Theater of the DuPage Dance Academy will bring George Gershwin’s Cuban Overture to life, and the ESO, under the baton of Music Director and Conductor Stephen Alltop, will play Arturo Márquez’s Danzón No. 2, Darius Milhaud’s The Bull on the Roof, and Heitor Villa-Lobos’ Bachianas Basileiras No. 9. Maestro Alltop’s explanations of the music and his interaction with the audience add to what will be an engaging and entertaining musical experience that will delight the entire family. An instrument “petting zoo,” from 1:45 to 2:45 p.m,, sponsored by Luscombe Music, offers a hands-on opportunity to try the different instruments of the orchestra, along with other activities especially for children. Tickets for this special family concert are $6 for children and $9 for those 16 and up. |For more information and to purchase tickets please call 630-9410202 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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New restaurant brightens up York Street One Fifty One offers fresh, whole selections prepared by new chef
By Dee Longfellow FOR THE ELMHURST INDEPENDENT
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Because his staff is teasing him, Sean Sanders, the new Chef at 151 Restaurant in downtown Elmhurst, starts to laugh while preparing what he calls a “family meal.” That means he is preparing a meal for the kitchen family, the workers in the restaurant kitchen. It is a ham and cheese served hot on the Chef’s own potato bread. The restaurant has been open for a few months and is looking for diners who appreciate whole fresh seasonal food items prepared from scratch along with their favorite libation.
There’s a new kid in town — and it has two siblings. The new kid is a restaurant on York Street simply called One Fifty One, which opened (at 151 No. York) about three months ago to the delight of diners in Elmhurst and surrounding communities. It’s “whole food from scratch” approach has already been well-accepted by the locals. It is owned by Kristi and Jim Blessing of Elmhurst, who also own Pints, located just south of the railroad tracks in downtown now in its sixth year of business. With Pints being the local sibling, there is another sibling located in LaGrange, just across from the tracks there as well, called the Barrel House Social. The Independent had an opportunity to catch up with a very busy Sean Sanders who is the new chef at One Fifty One. “We offer midwestern American fare with a Chicago influence,” he told the Independent. “Our dishes are seasonal so now that it’s winter, we are serving a lot of root vegetables and potatoes. We’re looking forward to the spring for things like asparagus in April.” Ah yes, April asparagus, peas in June… Sanders said he likes to use foods when they are in season locally, not shipped from warmer states. “I like to serve foods in season,” he said. “We plan to use
local farmers markets to get fresh vegetables and ingredients. We create our menus seasonally and we try to have a lot of fun with it. Everyone [in the kitchen] has fun with the food they make.” Foods tend to be whole and everything is made from scratch. The Independent was lucky enough to sample a ham and cheese sandwich served on their own potato bread. Chef Sanders’ beginnings… Sanders was born and raised here in Elmhurst, where he found summer jobs at Burger King, Southtown Express on Vallette and at Whole Foods. “I started cooking at age 20,” he said. “At first, I thought I wanted to be a botanist, so I went to College of DuPage for a year to study botany, but I found it very boring. I knew it was not what I wanted to do for the rest of my life. So my mother suggested cooking.” From there, Sanders went to culinary school — which he loved — and in 2009, began cooking at a restaurant called Brown Trout, which received five prestigious Michelin Bib Gourmand awards. At this time, he is happy to be at 151, where he appreciates the effort that went into its construction. “The owners spent good money on design and on the flow of the kitchen,” Sanders said. “It’s a very easy kitchen to work in.”
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(Continued from page 17) He also appreciates all the new cake with butterscotch custard. There building going on in the downtown is also an extensive wine list, which area of Elmhurst and is looking for- includes hand-crafted cocktails and ward to spring. sodas, 12 craft beers and numerous “This is a great location already,” other libations listed with their city Sanders said. “I believe Elmhurst and state of origin. Some are from as has been looking for something like nearby as Noon Whistle in Lombard this.” and Pollyanna in Lemont; others hail Some of the menu items that speak from Michigan and Ohio. to 151’s focus on fresh seasonal vegOne Fifty One Restaurant is open etables include a trout dip with pum- Sunday through Thursday from 11:30 pernickel crostini; Kenebec Fries, a.m. to 9:30 p.m.; Friday & Saturday, made with twice-cooked potatoes, 11:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. The bar is garlic aioli and other ingredients; a open Sun.-Thurs. from 11:30 a.m. salad made with raw heirloom car- to 10:30 p.m. and until 11:30 p.m. rots; a tasty-looking Waldorf salad; Fri. & Sat. It is also available for pricauliflower soup made with grainy vate parties of up to 50 people. The mustard; house-smoked pulled pork; restaurant is located at 151 No. York and for vegetarians, there is a wild Street. To reach the restaurant for mushroom dish. For dessert, choices reservations, call 331-979-7198. To include sweet corn trifle and banana learn more, visit 151elmhurst.com.
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This structure has appeared on the property where Plass Appliances used to stand. According to the City it is a temporary storage unit for construction materials. Apparently, construction will be moving forward at the site, which is planned to be a business and retail complex with residential condos as well.
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70’ Frontage in S. Elmhurst
70’ Frontage in S. Elmhurst
PRIME LOCATION!! UNIQUE 70’ WIDE FRONTAGE ON AN INTERIOR LOT. A FRESH NEW TAKE ON A FARM HOUSE DESIGN. WHITE WASHED CEDAR SIDING WITH CEDAR SHAKE ROOF AND A MIX OF FULL BED RUSTIC STONE TO ADD SOME WARMTH. 3 CAR ATTACHED GARAGE. SO MUCH SPACE! OVER 3900 SQUARE FEET PLUS FINISHED BASEMENT. FEATURES INCLUDE: WIDE PLANK WAINSCOTING, COFFERED CEILINGS, WIDE PLANK HARDWOOD FLOORS, SONOS MUSIC SURROUND SOUND, THERMADOR APPLIANCES, QUARTZITE COUNTERTOPS, WROUGHT IRON BALUSTERS, CUSTOM MUD ROOM LOCKERS, WORKOUT ROOM, WET BAR, DESIGNER FIXTURES AND HARDWARE. COME ADD YOUR PERSONAL TOUCHES WITH OUT HANDS ON DESIGNER! $1,150,000
PRIME LOCATION!! UNIQUE 70’ WIDE FRONTAGE ON AN INTERIOR LOT. A FRESH NEW TAKE ON A FARM HOUSE DESIGN. WHITE WASHED CEDAR SIDING WITH CEDAR SHAKE ROOF AND A MIX OF FULL BED RUSTIC STONE $1,150,000
READY FALL 2017 Rarely Available Ranch
Rarely Available Ranch
Beautiful remodel! Everything has been updated in this 3 bed, 2 bath brick Ranch. Featuring gleaming hardwood floors, granite countertops, and high end stainless steel appliance & washer/dryer, this home is truly move-in ready! 2 car attached
Beautiful remodel! Everything has been updated in this 3 bed, 2 bath brick Ranch. Featuring gleaming hardwood floors, granite countertops, and high end stainless steel appliance & washer/ dryer, this home is truly move-in ready! 2 car attached garage including a workspace & fully fenced yard. Fantastic location. Walk to Eldridge Park and schools. Easy access to Oak Brook shopping, dining, and transportation. This won’t last long, so bring your buyers! $299,900
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Prairie Manor Home
Prairie Manor Home
Enjoy a private community of maintenance free single family homes along the IL Prairie Path. Plenty of space with generous room sizes throughout. 4 beds, all with their own full bath. Separate formal dining room for the holidays with a $699,900 FIRST OFFERING!
Don’t miss out!
Don’t miss out!
Just in time for the spring market! Move in condition, charming tri level in beautiful Lombard. Excellent location within walking distance to metra train. Less than a block to the prairie path and a 4 block walk to Hammerschmidt grade $229,900 FIRST OFFERING!
Just in time for the spring market! Move in condition, charming tri level in beautiful Lombard. Excellent location within walking distance to metra train. Less than a block to the prairie path and a 4 block walk to Hammerschmidt grade school. 5 blocks to Paradise Cove pool and waterpark. Perfect location to take advantage of Lombard amenities! Featuring three bedrooms and two full baths. Master bedroom with bathroom en suite. New furnace in 2013, 2 car garage built in ’04, freshly painted rooms with modern kitchen. Pretty Oak floors, ceiling fans (2) and ample storage in attic and lower level storage area. $229,900
City Center Townhome!
City Center Townhome!
Well-appointed town home in perfect in-town location! Steps to downtown Elmhurst’s Merta station, restaurants, bars, Wilder Park, Elmhurst Library, award winning schools and the list goes on. This townhome boasts stainless steel appliances, $525,000 FIRST OFFERING!
6 Bed Lombard Home!
6 Bed Lombard Home!
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
Enjoy a private community of maintenance free single family homes along the IL Prairie Path. Plenty of space with generous room sizes throughout. 4 beds, all with their own full bath. Separate formal dining room for the holidays with a huge, high end kitchen with top of the line appliances, breakfast island & separate eating area. Sunken family room with fireplace, finished basement with bar/2nd kitchen, rec room, play room, & exercise room. Steps from the IL Prairie Path, Pioneer Park, and restaurants. $699,900
Well-appointed town home in perfect intown location! Steps to downtown Elmhurst’s Merta station, restaurants, bars, Wilder Park, Elmhurst Library, award winning schools and the list goes on. This townhome boasts stainless steel appliances, granite counters, hardwood floors through-out, top-of-theline fixtures and finishes. Enjoy a 2 car attached garage, 2nd floor laundry, large bedrooms including a master suite with spa bath, and a 4th bdrm or 2nd office option in the finished basement! $525,000
One of a Kind!
One of a Kind!
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 $539,900
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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 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. $539,900
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Prepare to be amazed! Move-in ready & meticulously maintained w/ many recent updates. Original built-ins, crown moulding & hardwood floors. Granite counters in kitchen. Versatile Elfa closet systems installed. Remodeled sunroom $550,000 NEW PRICE!
Prepare to be amazed! Move-in ready & meticulously maintained w/ many recent updates. Original built-ins, crown moulding & hardwood floors. Granite counters in kitchen. Versatile Elfa closet systems installed. Remodeled sunroom w/ new everything! New drain tile system installed w/ sump and back-up. Professionally landscaped w/ private back yard paver patio, garden & water feature. Room above garage to expand/add on master bath or office/4th bedroom - bring your vision! Walking distance to shopping, Hawthorne GS, Sandburg JRHS & York HS, Elmhurst library, Wilder park, Plunkett park, Courts Plus, Metra & Elmhurst College. Quick Close Possible $550,000
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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Lincoln Starter Home
Lincoln Starter Home
Perfect, updated starter home in Lincoln school. 3 beds, 2 baths, 2.5 car garage ranch with fenced yard, deck, finished basement with new carpet, refinished hardwood floors, remodeled kitchen with white cabinets, floors, granite
Perfect, updated starter home in Lincoln school. 3 beds, 2 baths, 2.5 car garage ranch with fenced yard, deck, finished basement with new carpet, refinished hardwood floors, remodeled kitchen with white cabinets, floors, granite counters, remodeled bathroom, freshly painted interior, with loads of storage. Great location close to award winning schools, parks, Prairie Path, and Spring Rd + York/Vallette business districts. $349,500
Everything is NEW!
Everything is NEW!
BRAND NEW HOUSE WITHOUT THE BRAND NEW PRICE TAG! This entire house has been given a 2017 Makeover! All the “on trend” designs and attention to detail are obvious in this 3 BR, 2 BA home that is walk to Grades 1-8 and to
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 $449,900
Island Construction Gem!
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 $1,049,900
BRAND NEW HOUSE WITHOUT THE BRAND NEW PRICE TAG! This entire house has been given a 2017 Makeover! All the “on trend” designs and attention to detail are obvious in this 3 BR, 2 BA home that is walk to Grades 1-8 and to Elmhurst’s Town & Train. $419,000
Pride of Ownership Throughout
Pride of Ownership Throughout
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
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
NEW Construction under $700k!
Start 2017 off in this one-of-a-kind new construction under $700k in S. Elmhurst. Craftsman Bungalow style with 1st floor master suite, finished english basement with bar, chef’s kitchen open to family room with fireplace, south exposure, $699,900
NEW Construction under $700k! Start 2017 off in this one-of-a-kind new construction under $700k in S. Elmhurst. Craftsman Bungalow style with 1st floor master suite, finished english basement with bar, chef’s kitchen open to family room with fireplace, south exposure, and 2 car attached garage. 4 beds, 3.5 baths, deep wooded lot, across from park & playground. Top notch SD205 schools - Hawthorne, Sandburg, and York. Close to downtown Elmhurst, Metra, Wilder Park, Courts Plus, Library $699,900
Island Construction Gem! 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. $1,049,900
Walk to Everything Location!
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Raspanti, Collignon Chambers inducted into ICCP Hall of Fame Were honored prior to recent boys basketball contest
By Mike Miazga CORRESPONDENT
IC Catholic Prep recently inducted its newest members into its IC Catholic Prep Athletic Hall of fame. Dr. Thomas Raspanti (Class of 1966, football and baseball) and Donna Collignon Chambers (Class of 1984, volleyball) were honored during a presentation prior to the start of a recent boys basketball game at the school. Raspanti along with his wife, Cathy, were joined by Earl and Judy Collignon (on behalf of Chambers) to receive their awards. Chambers was unable to attend due to a prior work commitment. Friends and families of the honorees also took part in a celebratory mass and Hall of Fame reception prior to the game. Raspanti was a four-year varsity letter-winner in baseball and a threeyear varsity letter-winner in football at then Immaculate Conception. He was an all-conference selection in both baseball and football during his junior and senior years, while also helping lead the baseball team to two conference titles. Raspanti went on to play four years of football and three years of baseball for Elmhurst College. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Elmhurst in 1970. Raspanti went on to graduate from
Marquette School of Dentistry in 1974. During his successful career as an oral surgeon, Raspanti served as president of the Waukesha Dental Society and the chief of staff for Waukesha Memorial Hospital Dental Service before retiring in 2009. Chambers was a two-year varsity letter winner and standout in the IC volleyball program. As a sophomore, Chambers moved up to the varsity team for the postseason and was part of the 1981 team that won the Class A state title. As a junior Chambers helped the Knights finish second in state and as a senior she earned WSCC all-conference accolades, was an All-Area selection and earned all-state second-team honors while helping IC earn another trip to the state quarterfinals. Chambers went on to play volleyball at Virginia where she competed in the ACC and was a four-year starter. She graduated in 1988 with a bachelor’s degree in commerce and eventually earned her master’s degree in management from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management in 2006. She now works in marketing for Hewlett Packard. The IC Catholic Prep Athletic Hall of Fame was established in 2006 and is intended to recognize graduates whose achievements reflect the ideals of commitment, excellence and service; and also gives witness to the heart and spirit of Catholic education, athletic integrity and leadership.
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Dr. Thomas Raspanti receives his Hall of Fame award from Immaculate Conception Parish Pastor, Very Rev. Thomas Paul.
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York junior Nate Lyons played the hero vs. the Hinsdale Central Red Devils during the Dukes’ Saturday, Feb. 11 West Suburban Silver Conference home game. Lyons capped off York’s 9-0 run at the end of the game by grabbing an O-rebound and scoring the inside basket with no time on the clock for the 47-46 victory.
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York girls bowling team headed to state Hoffmann, Bianchini, Vargas qualify for state wrestling finals
By Mike Miazga CORRESPONDENT
It’s back to state for the York girls bowling team. The Dukes finished third at the Oak Lawn sectional to capture one of the four state-qualifying spots for teams. York had a total pinfall of 5,428. Waubonsie Valley won the sectional at 6,212 and Richards out of Oak Lawn was next at 5,949. Junior Lauren Gould led the way for the Dukes with a 1,173 series. Jessica Cwik had a 1,169 series, while Jenny Diamond was at 1,100. Lauren Steck
finished with a 1,038 series and Krystyna Panek, a sophomore, had a 948 series. The Dukes compete in the IHSA bowling state finals near Rockford this weekend. This is York’s third trip to state under coach Katie Turnbull. The Dukes also qualified in 2014 and 2015.
Hoffmann brings a 35-12 record into the Class 3A individual state tournament this weekend in Champaign. IC Catholic Prep wrestling The Knights qualified two individual wrestlers for this weekend’s Class 1A state finals meet in Champaign. Junior Joey Bianchini won the 113-pound Class 1A title at the Coal City sectional. Bianchini was a 7-0 York wrestling winner over Coal City’s Alex Friddle York’s Austin Hoffmann is headed in the title match. Friddle came into the to the state wrestling finals after plac- bout undefeated at 40-0. ing fourth at 145 pounds at the recent Bianchini will be joined in ChamClass 3A Conant sectional. paign by teammate Victor Vargas, who
placed second at 220 pounds at Coal City. Vargas upped his record to 34-9 at the sectional. York boys basketball The York boys basketball team dropped a recent 52-42 West Suburban Conference Silver Division game to Downers Grove North in Downers Grove. York trailed 13-7 after the first quarter and 27-17 at halftime. Jordan Gray led the Dukes with 13 points and five rebounds. Angelo Martucci added 11 points and four rebounds, while Erik Cohn had nine
points and three steals. Sam Walsh had eight points and two steals and was 4-for-6 from the free-throw line. York shot 44.1 percent from the field. Gray was leading the team in scoring after the Downers North game at 13.7 points per game. He also was the team’s leading rebounder at 5.8 per game. Nick Kosich was tops on the team in assists with 81 and steals with 35. Nick Trapani was the team leader in 3-pointers made with 54. The loss to Downers North left York at 10-13 overall and 2-6 in WSC Silver action.
IC Catholic Prep boys basketball team continues winning ways Knights down Fenton and Glenbard South; move to 8-2 in league play
By Mike Miazga CORRESPONDENT
The IC Catholic Prep boys basketball team continued to pile up the wins recently. The Knights recorded wins last week against Fenton and Glenbard South—both Metro Suburban Conference Blue Division foes. The two wins moved IC Catholic Prep to 17-7 overall and kept it in at least a tie for first place in the MSC Blue with an 8-2 record. IC Catholic Prep downed Fenton 62-50 and defeated Glenbard South 61-57.
Earlier, the Knights scored a thrilling double-overtime win against Aurora Central Catholic that put the team in a three-way tie for first place in the conference with ACC and Glenbard South. “We started out on a positive note in the first quarter against ACC. Austin Reed got us going by distributing the ball to his brother (Amari) who had eight points in the first quarter,” said IC Catholic Prep coach TJ Tyrrell. Amari Reed finished with 22 points, while Austin Reed had 16 points. Tony Gaudio hit two free throws near the end of regulation to send the game into the first overtime. “Tony knocked down both free throws. He was clutch,” said Tyrrell.”We had to get one stop after that and we did. The clutch free-throw
shooting was awesome to see. Tony stepped up in that moment.” Kevin Cheng went 5-for-5 from the line in the overtimes, while Amari Reed was 4-for-4 and Austin Reed was 3-for-4. Cheng sank 10 of 11 free throws covering the fourth quarter and the two over times. Tyrrell also noted Cheng hit some clutch 3-pointers in the fourth quarter. He had 11 points in the fourth quarter. “We had very good free-throw shooting down the stretch and in overtime,” said Tyrrell. “That was a big difference-maker for us.” Tyrrell also was pleased with how the Knights adjusted defensively. “Two of ACC’s key guys fouled out late in the game,” he said. “We did a good job of using a box-and-one and a triangle-and-two on one of their players, who is one of the top guys in the area. He had four points in the
first half and then scored 37 in the second half and the two overtimes. We focused on trying to contain him as much as possible. Down the stretch for us it was a good team effort.” The Knights also received strong play from Alex Meurer and Nico Gaudio. “Alex stepped up as he has done all year for us,” said Tyrrell. “He guarded their best player and gave us a lot of great minutes. Nico is a junior and played one of his best games of the year. He was a solid physical presence and played strong and with confidence.” Kris Askew also had a fine game. “We had some solid minutes from Kris Askew,” said Tyrrell. “He’s starting to play a lot better as of late.” The Knights also got word that junior Luke Ricobene, the quarterback on the state-championship football team, has been cleared to return after
being out all season. “Luke has been practicing and played in a JV game,” said Tyrrell earlier last week. “He’s working his way back into the rotation. He’s a guy who played on the varsity late last year as a sophomore and was one of the key players on the sophomore team last year. We’re excited to have him back. We feel like he’s coming back at a great time.” IC Catholic Prep also recorded a conference win against Wheaton Academy. Austin Reed had 25 points on the strength of four 3-pointers, while Amari Reed had 15 points. “Amari had a good game. He was finishing at the rim and hit some free throws for us,” said Tyrrell. The two recent victories gave the Knights six wins in a span of seven contests.
Hitting her stride: York junior Danielle Dennis thrives on the basketball floor By Mike Miazga CORRESPONDENT
To say York junior Danielle Dennis is having a breakout basketball season might be a tad of an understatement. Dennis, who has been on the varsity since her freshman season, was leading the Dukes in scoring at 13.5 points per game through late last week. She also was the team’s leading rebounder at 6.4 per game and was second in steals at 1.7 per game. At one point late in the season here, Dennis scored in double figures 12 games in a row. During those 12 games she averaged 16.4 points per game. Dennis also had four doubledigit rebounding games (a high of 14 against Hinsdale Central). “This year I’m taking the game very seriously,” said Dennis. “Over the summer I practiced my jump shot a lot. Changed my game from mid-range. I’m taking things more seriously and I’ve allowed myself to relax on the court and enjoy myself out there.” Dennis said the best part of her game is drawing contact in the lane and she has the numbers to prove it. In her first 24 games, Dennis was 104-for-137 from the free-throw line (a strong 76 percent). The next highest number of free-throw
York junior Danielle Dennis (pictured during her sophomore campaign in 2016) leads the Dukes in scoring this year with 13.5 points and rebounding with 6.4 boards per game.
attempts on the team is 85. In games this season, Dennis has made 16 of 18 free throws (Lyons Township), 12 of 12 (Downers Grove North) and 8 of 9 (against both Maine South and Oak Park-River Forest). “If I drive for a layup I’m going to the free-throw line,” she said. “I
enjoy driving the lane. It’s my best skill on the court. I definitely give myself an opportunity when I drive the lane. I don’t even second-guess myself when I’m going to the rim now. I’ve taken that part of my game to the next level.” Dennis doesn’t mind the physicality. “You put it out of your mind and go for it,” she said. “It’s not something you practice. You have to find that part of the game and let it naturally happen. You rely on your confidence to get you to the rim. I make my best effort to get there.” Dennis said practicing free throws is essential for the line of work she’s in. “During practice we do some very intense free-throw work,” she said. “Throughout practice we’re shooting 10 free throws at a time. At the end of practice we do a drill where if the person misses a free throw, everybody has to run. You have to trust yourself at the line.” Dennis stressed a team’s free throws can play a big part in the outcome of a game. “Especially during our Lyons Township game (York win in double overtime), it seemed like the whole team had to make game-winning free throws,” she said. “Free throws can change the game completely. You have to trust yourself that you are going to put the ball in the basket. You have
to tell yourself the ball is going to go in. I’ve definitely practiced free throws a lot over the years. It’s one of the strongest parts of my game. I don’t get nervous. You have to think the ball is going to go in. You have to practice form. You have to trust it will go in.” Dennis, who enjoys art and painting, said being on the varsity since her freshman year has brought with it mixed emotions, but many more on the good side. “It was definitely hard when I was a freshman not being able to play with the girls I had played with since the fifth grade,” she said. “However, everybody on the varsity was supersupportive. Being on the varsity team since freshman year has helped me grow. This year I don’t think I would have been as successful if I wasn’t on the varsity the last couple years. Being there freshman year set me up well for sophomore and junior years. I got to see how it all worked and how everything happened. It allowed me to find my game and work as hard as I could. It was a huge shift going from girls in eighth grade to varsity players. Now I’m playing with the same girls I played with since fifth grade. It’s great playing with them again. I know how they play.” Dennis, a member of the high
honor roll at York, also has been impressed with first-year York coach Maggie Ely. “These coaches have led us to some crazy wins,” she said. “They’ve allowed us to find our comfort zone. They push us hard in practice and that helps in games. They are amazingly supportive and they encourage us. They allow us to do our best and they understand how each player works. They take the time to learn about us as individuals. They have made us a lot more excited to go to practice and play in games. They have the confidence in each one of us.” Dennis said one big highlight this season was the win against Lyons Township—a game where she scored a season-high 29 points. “Lyons was a very competitive game against a team with a big name,” she said. “It was a great game. We won by seven in double overtime, which is huge. That game gave us a huge mood shift for the rest of the season. We gained a lot of confidence.” Dennis and York open up the Class 4A state playoffs this week. “We have to keep our heads up and stay calm out there,” she said. “We do really well in high-pressure situations. We definitely have to stay confident and find opportunities for each other. We’re going to need huge team efforts.”
York vs. Hinsdale Central: Roundball thriller
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Senior Nick Trapani celebrates as the York student section runs on the court moments after the game ended on a thrilling last-second rebound and put-back by Nate Lyons.
York senior Nick Trapani looks to pass around a Red Devils defender on Friday, Feb. 11.
Dukes junior Angelo Martucci runs the offense against the Red Devils.
Senior Jordan Gray led the team with 17 points as the Dukes won 47-46.
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Above: Sophomore John Milling on defense: The Dukes used a 9-0 run at the end of the game to win. Above right: Erik Cohn, a sophomore, races past a Hinsdale defender during the West Suburban Silver contest. Right: Sophomore Sam Walsh looks to shoot the ball around a Hinsdale defender.
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Timothy Christian girls basketball Timothy Christian team advances to regional title game Trojans qualify three for Class 2A sectional 3-point shooting contest CORRESPONDENT
The Timothy Christian girls basketball team got as close to a regional title as one could get The Trojans dropped a tough 4643 game in overtime to host Lisle in the title game of the Class 2A Lisle regional. “It was heartbreak,” said Timothy Christian coach Michele Strube. “What a tough loss.” Timothy shook off a slow start in the game. The Trojans trailed 15-8 after the first quarter and 25-17 at halftime. “We came out hard in the third quarter and shut down their scoring,” said Strube. Timothy trailed 32-30 after three quarters and took the lead in the middle of the fourth quarter. “The girls were playing confi-
dent and patient,” said Strube. “We worked through so many of these details that could happen all week in practice.” Timothy led by six points with a minute to play in regulation. Strube noted Timothy missed free throws down the stretch in regulation, but still had the lead in the waning moments before a Lisle player made a 3-point bank shot at the buzzer to tie the game. Timothy players Jordyn Strube and Heidi Westra fouled out late in the game. “We couldn’t put a bucket in during the overtime,” said Strube. “Lisle only scored three points, but that was enough.” Strube finished the season with 16 points, nine rebounds, four deflections, two assists and one steal. Ava Venema had eight points, nine re-
bounds, two assists and two blocks. Westra had six points, eight rebounds, two assists and one blocked shot. Olivia Schuringa had six points and five rebounds. Allison Zeilstra, Olivia Hoekstra and Strube advanced to the sectional round of the Class 2A 3-point shooting tournament. Timothy finished the season 13-15. Earlier, the Trojans scored a 68-12 win over Chicago Richards in regional semifinal action. All Timothy players on the roster scored a point in the win. Strube had a double-double with 14 points, 10 rebounds, five assists and three blocks. She shot 12-for-12 from the free-throw line. Westra had 12 points, three rebounds, two steals and two assists, while Hoekstra had eight points, five rebounds, three steals and two assists.
IC Catholic Prep girls golf standout Maddie Hurt signs national letter of intent By Mike Miazga CORRESPONDENT
IC Catholic Prep girls golf standout Maddie Hurt is officially ready for the next chapter of her career. Hurt recently signed her National Letter of Intent to continue her golf career at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb. “It feels so good knowing I made the right decision for me and my family,” she told the Independent. “All the hard work and dedication has paid off. I’m going to a great school that I’m happy to go to. This makes everything worth it. I’m so looking forward to NIU.” Hurt had her family in tow during the signing at IC Catholic Prep. That contingent included her parents, siblings and grandparents. Hurt’s mom, Julie (Falduto) Hurt, is an alum of IC Catholic Prep. “To have my family there was awesome,” she said. “I received a text from NIU saying how excited they are to have me at the school.” But just because the temperatures are cold doesn’t mean Hurt hasn’t been fast at work on her game. “I’ve been working a lot on my putting,” she said. “I’ve also been working on my irons. I’ve been using something called TrackMan (a launch monitor for golf) and focusing on all the numbers my coach says I should get to.” Hurt works out of The Players Service facility in the western suburbs under the instruction of coach John Perna. “I just finished making my spring and summer tournament schedule,” she said. “Not doing too much travel. A lot of the tournaments are in-state and they are women’s tournaments that will help get me ready for college. I’m going to be playing the
larger yardages to get ready for the college courses. I’m kind of used to the longer yardages from the boys’ meets, but these tournaments should help get me geared up for the women’s college courses.” Hurt said she likely will study something business-related at NIU. Looking back, Hurt has nothing but fond memories of her highschool career at IC Catholic Prep, which included four years of playing on the boys’ team during the regular season and then switching to the girls’ events for the conference tournament and the IHSA state series. Of course, Hurt won the Class 1A
girls state title in 2015 and finished third in the state last year. She tied for 38th in the state as a sophomore. “Playing at IC has been such a blessing,” she said. “I’ve had so much support from coach (Don) Sujack and (assistant) coach (Matt) Zicher. And all the guys on the boys’ team have been so supportive and have been so positive with me throughout the four years. I wouldn’t trade the experience for anything. I’m looking forward to playing in college and finally playing on a girls’ team. I’ve never had that experience before. I’m so blessed to have gone here and I’ve loved every moment of it.”
By Mike Miazga CORRESPONDENT
The Timothy Christian boys basketball team split a pair of recent Metro Suburban Conference Red Division games. The Trojans started last week with a 55-51 loss on the road at Elmwood Park. Timothy led 14-13 after the first quarter, but trailed 26-25 at halftime. Timothy outscored Elmwood Park 16-8 in the third quarter, but Elmwood Park roared back and held a 21-10 scoring advantage in the fourth quarter. Joey Davidson led the Trojans with 18 points. Brandon Orange added 16 points, while Jonny Strube had 10 points and Ty Merrick chipped in six points. Timothy shot 44 percent from the field. Strube made two 3-pointers, while Orange was 4-for-5 from the free-throw line. Orange also pulled in a team-high 15 rebounds, while Strube had 11 rebounds and Davidson had seven. Strube had six assists, while Merrick and Orange each had five. Strube also had three steals (Timothy had 7 as a team) and blocked two shots. Timothy came back to score a 73-68 MSC Red win at home against Ridgewood. Timothy trailed 21-15 after the first quarter and 39-37 at halftime. The Trojans outscored Ridgewood 15-12 in the third quarter to take the lead and held a 21-17 edge in the fourth quarter. Orange led Timothy with 21 points on the strength of 10-for-13 shooting. Jimmy Allen had a strong game with 18 points, while Strube and Davidson each had 14 points, giving the Trojans four players in double-figure scoring. The Trojans shot 64 percent from the field. Allen made two 3-pointers and was 6-for-7 from the free-throw line. Timothy made 13 of 18 free-throw attempts. Strube led the way with 10 rebounds, while Orange had eight rebounds and Allen chipped in with five. Merrick had six assists, while Strube had five assists. The split put Timothy at 15-9 overall and 7-3 in MSC Red play. The Trojans round out the regular season with their final two MSC Red games. Timothy heads to River Grove Tuesday to face Guerin Prep and then travels to Elgin Friday to face St. Edward.
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IC Catholic Prep girls golf standout Maddie Hurt recently signed her National Letter of Intent to continue her golf career at Northern Illinois University. Joining Hurt at the signing are her parents, Jay and Julie (Falduto) Hurt, and grandparents, John and Dorothy Falduto.
Hoffmann placed fourth in the 145-pound division at the recent Class 3A Conant wrestling sectional. Hoffmann’s fourth-place finish earned him a spot in this weekend’s Class 3A state finals meet in Champaign.
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boys basketball team splits pair of conference games
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Continuing the family tradition
York senior Evan Weiger signs with Elmhurst College men’s soccer team By Mike Miazga CORRESPONDENT
York senior Evan Weiger didn’t have too far to go for the scoop on what Elmhurst College is like. All Weiger, who recently signed his National Letter of Intent to continue his soccer career at the Division III school in town, had to do was ask two people he knows quite well. Weiger’s dad, Alan, is the department chair for communication arts and sciences, while his brother, AJ, graduated from Elmhurst and played lacrosse. “I grew up around the college and have a strong history there so that’s where the interest came from,” said Weiger. “It’s a beautiful campus and the academics there are highly ranked. That’s what drew me in. My major is psychology and they have a
very good department there.” Weiger also has familiarity with the men’s soccer program. “I went to camps there throughout the years,” he said. “I developed a good relationship with the head coach there.” Weiger got into the sport when he was about six years old. “I can’t remember exactly how it happened,” he said. “It’s one of those things kids get into at that age like they would baseball. I was always very energetic. Soccer is something that suited me. It probably has to do something with my position, goalkeeper. It’s a different position. I like throwing my body into position to block a ball and you get there by using your energy. It’s unique. Being a goalie is a whole different world than the regular game of soccer. You have a lot of other things to do like kicking the ball. It’s a
Dukes taking it to the next level
position where you have to rely on yourself. It’s one person not multiple teammates. It’s a position you have to work yourself up to in order to master.” Weiger said the toughest part of the position is the decision-making process that is involved. “You have to assess what you need to do in any given moment and then make the right choice and follow through,” he said. Weiger actually was cut from the York team his sophomore year. He ended up playing three years in the program. “I’m a pretty small guy, but I overcome that by playing big in goal and jumping high in the air,” he said. Weiger also gets after it off the field. He made the honor-roll the first semester this year and is finishing up his Eagle Scout project. Weiger’s project entails collecting
more than 250 pounds of crayons and melting them down and remolding them into shapes that kids with disabilities can use. “Peeling and sorting the crayons was the hard part,” said Weiger. Weiger said earning a scholarship to play soccer at the next level holds high importance. “It means a lot because it’s something I’ve strived for,” said Weiger, who noted he’s also benefited from his work at the Brian Visser Goalkeeping Academy. “I’ve worked hard toward reaching that level. I’ve known I wanted to play college soccer since I started in high school. It’s kind of been my dream to play in college. Now I have the opportunity to further my career in college and possibly further. I’ve overcome a lot of challenges like not making the sophomore team. I kept working hard.”
PHOTO COURTESY OF MIKE OSGOOD Elmhurst Independent
Five York student-athletes recently signed their national letters of intent to continue their athletic careers at the collegiate level. Left to right:Chuck Walsh (University of Sioux Falls, football), Elizabeth Kowalski (Miami-Ohio, soccer), Jenna Lundgren (Western Illinois, soccer), Evan Weiger (Elmhurst College, soccer) and Pierceson Mapes (Augustana, lacrosse).
The York competitive cheerleading team placed 10th in the co-ed division at the recent IHSA state finals in Bloomington. The Dukes team featured 12 seniors.
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Programs coming to Elmhurst Public Library Friday, Feb. 17, 12:15-12:45 p.m. Read to Me! A Storytime for Grown-Ups Being read to is a rare pleasure. It not only stimulates the mind, it invigorates the imagination. Bring a lunch, sit back, and enjoy a short, intriguing story read aloud to you. Doors open at noon. Story starts at 12:15 and lasts 30 minutes. No registration required.
Friday, Feb. 17, 2-4:30 p.m. Friday Features Enjoy an afternoon at the movies every Friday watching the latest and greatest DVD releases. Find each week’s featured film at elmlib.org/ friday. No registration required.
movie and enjoy fresh popcorn. Hire Sunday, Feb. 19, 2:30-3:45 p.m. a babysitter, grab your spouse or a Lyric Opera Lectures: friend, and enjoy a night out! No reg- Eugene Onegin by Tchaikovsky istration required. Hear the story, learn about the composer, and listen to music. No Saturday, Feb. 18, 2-3:30 p.m. registration required. Open LEGO Building For Families Monday, Feb. 20, 7-8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 17, 6:30-9 p.m. (under 7 w/ adult) Board Games with Ken Bartels Date Night at the Movies Drop in anytime during this proNot “Monopoly” or “Clue,” but (Ages 18+) gram to build something awesome nonprofit boards and their roles, reThe Nice Guys (Rated R) with our many LEGOs. No registra- sponsibilities, and challenges. Ken Spend a night out at EPL! Watch a tion required. Bartels explores topics such as fundraising, recruitment, retention, governance and leadership. With over 40 years of experience working with nonprofit boards, Ken shares his insights into this important facet of community involvement. Register online, in person, or by phone.
Parks Foundation and Kiwanis Club golf outing coming May 19 The People for Elmhurst Parks Foundation and the Kiwanis Club of Elmhurst Charity Golf Outing will be held Friday, May 19. In its 24th year, the event proceeds help to support the Elmhurst Park District Recreation Assistance Fund, which provides financial aid for families in Elmhurst who cannot afford District recreational programs and activities. Currently, 2.5% of families in Elmhurst are
living below the poverty level. In 2016, with the help of donations, the District was able to provide more than $47,000 in financial assistance to these families. The event is a nine-hole scramble golf tournament with contests, raffle prizes and buffet lunch. Tee times are from 8:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Buffet lunch is 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Play nine in the morning followed by lunch or lunch
first and then play nine holes. Or, join us only for lunch. Raffle drawings at 2:00 p.m. You need not be present to win. Entry fee is $50 or $15 if you are interested in lunch only. To register call (630) 9938924. If you cannot join the fun, please consider a raffle prize or monetary donation. Contact Pat O’Neill at (630) 993-8924 for further information.
Monday, Feb. 20, 7-8:30 p.m. ¡Conversemos en Español! Discuss a variety of topics, learn new vocabulary, and practice grammar. Requires an intermediate to advanced knowledge of the language. No registration required.
literacy program for adults with developmental disabilities. Anyone can join, regardless of reading ability. Library Insiders is a series of programs specially designed for adults with disabilities. Register online, in person, or by phone. Wednesday, Feb. 22, 7-8 p.m. Are You Curious About Medical Cannabis? Medical cannabis (medical marijuana) is legal in Illinois. Learn what that means in this presentation covering the science, biology, laws, application process, and patient experience, followed by an open Q&A session. Register online, in person, or by phone. Thursday, Feb. 23, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Open Bridge Club Enjoy an evening of bridge twice each month. Open to all skill levels. No registration required.
Friday, Feb. 24, 2-4:30 p.m. Friday Features Enjoy an afternoon at the movies every Friday watching the latest and Wednesday, Feb. 22, greatest DVD releases. Find each 6:30-7:30 p.m. week’s featured film at elmlib.org/ Library Insiders: friday. Next Chapter Book Club No registration required. The Next Chapter Book Club is a
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NOTICE CERTIFICATE NO. 0074886 was filed in the office of the County Clerk of DuPage County on JANUARY 24, 2017, wherein the business firm of VALDA HAIR LOCATED AT 836 N. Lombard Road, Addison, IL 60101-0000 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) VALDA KUREK, HOME ADDRESS 836 N. LOMBARD ROAD, ADDISON, IL 60101-0000. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and Official Seal at my office in Wheaton, Illinois, this 24TH day of JANUARY, A.D. 2017. PAUL HINDS Paul Hinds DuPage County Clerk (OFFICIAL SEAL) (Published in The Elmhurst Independent Feb. 2, 9 & 16, 2017) 270735
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NOTICE CERTIFICATE NO. 0074909 was filed in the office of the County Clerk of DuPage County on JANUARY 30, 2017, wherein the business firm of KRISTEN RYAN PHOTOGRAPHY LOCATED AT 612 LEESBURG COURT, NAPERVILLE, IL 60540-0000 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) KRISTEN RYAN, HOME ADDRESS 612 LEESBURG COURT, NAPERVILLE, IL 60540-0000. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and Official Seal at my office in Wheaton, Illinois, this 30TH day of JANUARY, A.D. 2017. PAUL HINDS Paul Hinds DuPage County Clerk (OFFICIAL SEAL) (Published in The Elmhurst Independent Feb. 9, 16 & 23, 2017) 271309
NOTICE CERTIFICATE NO. 0074933 was filed in the office of the County Clerk of DuPage County on FEBRUARY 6, 2017, wherein the business firm of PINECONE PRODUCTIONS LOCATED AT 637 ELLSWORTH AVENUE, ADDISON, IL 60101-4809 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) PATRICK KERN, HOME ADDRESS 637 ELLSWORTH AVENUE, ADDISON, IL 60101-4809. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and Official Seal at my office in Wheaton, Illinois, this 6TH day of FEBRUARY, A.D. 2017. PAUL HINDS Paul Hinds DuPage County Clerk (OFFICIAL SEAL) (Published in The Elmhurst Independent Feb. 16, 23 & March 2, 2017) 272005
NOTICE CERTIFICATE NO. 0074920 was filed in the office of the County Clerk of DuPage County on FEBRUARY 1, 2017, wherein the business firm of PAPA DOGS CATERING LOCATED AT 224 W KENILWORTH AVENUE, VILLA PARK, IL 60181-2522 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) ALLEN STASCH, HOME ADDRESS 224 W KENILWORTH AVENUE, VILLA PARK, IL 60181-2522. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and Official Seal at my office in Wheaton, Illinois, this 1ST day of FEBRUARY, A.D. 2017. PAUL HINDS Paul Hinds DuPage County Clerk (OFFICIAL SEAL) (Published in The Elmhurst Independent Feb. 9, 16 & 23, 2017) 271545
NOTICE CERTIFICATE NO. 0074934 was filed in the office of the County Clerk of DuPage County on FEBRUARY 6, 2017, wherein the business firm of ALL APPLIANCE REPAIR LOCATED AT 354 GALWAY COURT, BLOOMINGDALE, IL 60108-0000 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) KRIS ZOLKOS, HOME ADDRESS 354 GALWAY COURT, BLOOMINGDALE, IL 60108-0000. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and Official Seal at my office in Wheaton, Illinois, this 6TH day of FEBRUARY, A.D. 2017. PAUL HINDS Paul Hinds DuPage County Clerk (OFFICIAL SEAL) (Published in The Elmhurst Independent Feb. 16, 23 & March 2, 2017) 272049
NOTICE TO BIDDERS AND INVITATION FOR BIDS FOR THE 2017 CONTRACT PAVING PROGRAM 209 NORTH YORK STREET CITY OF ELMHURST DUPAGE COUNTY, ILLINOIS RECEIPT OF BIDS Sealed bids to complete all work required for the for 2016 Contract Paving Program will be received by the City of Elmhurst, DuPage County, Illinois until 10:00 a.m., (Central Daylight Savings Time) on Tuesday, March 7, 2017. Thereafter or as soon as thereafter is practicable, all bids received will be publicly opened and the bid prices read aloud. Sealed envelopes or packages containing bids shall be addressed to the Office of the City Clerk, Elmhurst City Hall, 209 N. York Street, Elmhurst, Illinois NOTICE CERTIFICATE NO. 0074919 was filed in the office of the County Clerk of DuPage County on FEBRUARY 1, 2017, wherein the business firm of NINKS DESIGNS LOCATED AT 340 E DRAKE AVENUE, ADDISON, IL 60101-4023 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) NARES DANIEL, HOME ADDRESS 340 E DRAKE AVENUE, ADDISON, IL 60101-4023. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and Official Seal at my office in Wheaton, Illinois, this 1ST day of FEBRUARY, A.D. 2017. PAUL HINDS Paul Hinds DuPage County Clerk (OFFICIAL SEAL) (Published in The Elmhurst Independent Feb. 9, 16 & 23, 2017) 271542 NOTICE CERTIFICATE NO. 0074930 was filed in the office of the County Clerk of DuPage County on FEBRUARY 6, 2017, wherein the business firm of MIA BELLA SALON LOCATED AT 214 E IRVING PARK ROAD, WOOD DALE, IL 60191-2039 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) ELIA S CORTES CAMPOS, HOME ADDRESS 335 W PARK AVENUE, APT 8, ADDISON, IL 60101-0000. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and Official Seal at my office in Wheaton, Illinois, this 6TH day of FEBRUARY, A.D. 2017. PAUL HINDS Paul Hinds DuPage County Clerk (OFFICIAL SEAL) (Published in The Elmhurst Independent Feb. 16, 23 & March 2, 2017) 272147 NOTICE CERTIFICATE NO. 0074898 was filed in the office of the County Clerk of DuPage County on JANUARY 26, 2017, wherein the business firm of M.D. RENTAL LOCATED AT 110 N. PARK AVENUE, LOMBARD, IL 60148-0000 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) DON WISNASKY, HOME ADDRESS 110 N. PARK AVENUE, LOMBARD, IL 60148-2223; NAME OF PERSON(S) MARGARET WISNASKY, HOME ADDRESS 1436 S. CRESCENT, PARK RIDGE, IL 600685306. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and Official Seal at my office in Wheaton, Illinois, this 26TH day of JANUARY, A.D. 2017. PAUL HINDS Paul Hinds DuPage County Clerk (OFFICIAL SEAL) (Published in The Elmhurst Independent Feb. 2, 9 & 16, 2017) 271155
60126, and shall be marked “Sealed Bid – 2017 Contract Paving Program, Project No. 17-02.” CONTRACT DOCUMENTS The work in general shall consist of the grinding and bituminous overlay of approximately 80,000 square yards of bituminous and concrete streets, removal and replacement of approximately 24,000 lineal feet of concrete curb and gutter, miscellaneous sidewalk replacement, utility structure adjustments, related storm sewer work, restoration of driveways and parkways; traffic control; and all other related work. This work shall be performed in accordance with the contract documents, copies of which are on file for review, and available at the City of Elmhurst, City Manager’s Office (2nd floor), 209 N. York Street, Elmhurst, Illinois 60126 for a nonrefundable cost of $25.00 per set of bidding documents. No bidding documents will be issued after 4:30 p.m. on Friday, March 3, 2017. All proposals must be submitted on the forms provided and in compliance with the Instructions to Bidders. Submission of a bid shall be conclusive assurance and warranty that the bidder has examined the plans, the site of the work and the local conditions affecting the contract, and understands all of the requirements for performance of the work. The bidder will be responsible for all errors in its proposal resulting from failure or neglect to conduct an in-depth examination. The City of Elmhurst will in no case be responsible for any costs, expenses, losses, or changes in anticipated profits resulting from such failure or neglect of the bidder. The bidder shall not take advantage of any errors or omission in the plans or proposal. All contractors performing asphalt and concrete work must be pre-qualified by the Illinois Department of Transportation. BID SECURITY Each bid shall be accompanied by a proposal guaranty in the form of a bid bond, executed by a corporate surety company, a bank cashier’s check or a certified check payable to the City of Elmhurst for not less than five percent (5%) of the amount bid. The proposal guaranty checks of all, except the two (2) lowest responsible bidders, will be returned after the proposals have been checked and tabulated. The proposal guaranty checks of the two (2) lowest responsible bidders will be returned after the contract and the contract bond of the successful bidder have been properly executed and approved. Bid bonds will not be returned. RIGHT TO REJECT BIDS The City of Elmhurst reserves the right to waive technicalities and to reject any and all proposals for any reason deemed in the best interest of the City of Elmhurst. AWARD OF CONTRACT Unless all bids are rejected, the contract award will be made to the lowest responsive responsible bidder. In determining who the lowest responsive responsible bidder is, the City of Elmhurst will consider all factors which it, in its discretion, deems relevant in determining who the lowest responsive responsible bidder is. Bidders who are awarded a contract shall be required to provide a Labor and Material Payment Bond and a Performance Bond, each in the total NOTICE CERTIFICATE NO. 0074942 was filed in the office of the County Clerk of DuPage County on FEBRUARY 8, 2017, wherein the business firm of MANGIN CONSULTING LOCATED AT 1013 WEBSTER AVENUE, WHEATON, IL 60187-0000 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) KATY MANGIN, HOME ADDRESS 1013 WEBSTER AVENUE, WHEATON, IL 60187-0000. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and Official Seal at my office in Wheaton, Illinois, this 8TH day of FEBRUARY, A.D. 2017. PAUL HINDS Paul Hinds DuPage County Clerk (OFFICIAL SEAL) (Published in The Elmhurst Independent Feb. 16, 23 & March 2, 2017) 272414
amount of the contract sum upon execution of the contract. PAYMENT OF PREVAILING WAGES The general prevailing rate of wages in DuPage County for each craft or type of worker or mechanic needed to execute the contract or perform the work, also the general prevailing rate for legal holiday and overtime work, as ascertained by the Illinois Department of Labor, shall be paid for each craft or type of worker needed to execute the contract or to perform the work. Dated: This 16th day of February 2017. CITY OF ELMHURST Patty Spencer, Steven M. Morley, Mayor City Clerk (Published in The Elmhurst Independent Feb. 16, 2017) 272278
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ZONING AND PLANNING COMMISSION/ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS CASE NUMBER 17 P-03 Request for Variation Notice is hereby given that the Elmhurst Zoning and Planning Commission/Zoning Board of Appeals will hold a public hearing on Thursday, March 9, 2017 at 7:00 p.m., in the Elmhurst City Hall, 209 N. York Street, Elmhurst, Illinois. The purpose of this hearing is to consider a request for a Conditional Use Permit to add an antenna above 50 feet to an existing cellular tower pursuant to Article IV of the Elmhurst Zoning Ordinance on property commonly known as 535 North York Street, Elmhurst, Illinois. Following is a legal description of the subject property: LEGAL DESCRIPTION LOT 17 AND LOT 4 AND LOT 16 IN BLOCK 53 IN H.O. STONE & CO.’S ELMHURST ADDITION, BEING A SUBDIVISION OF PART OF SECTION 25, 35, AND 36, TOWNSHIP 40 NORTH, RANGE 11 EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED AS DOCUMENT NO. 161539 ON DECEMBER 20, 1922 IN DUPAGE COUNTY, ILLINOIS, EXCEPT THAT PART OF SAID LOT 16 LYING SOUTHWESTERLY OF A LINE COMMENCING AT A POINT IN THE EAST LINE OF LOT 16 WHICH IS 15 FEET NORTH OF THE SOUTHEAST CORNER THEREOF, THENCE NORTHWESTERLY TO A POINT IN THE NORTH LINE OF LOT 16 WHICH IS 75 FEET WEST OF THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF LOT 16. PIN: 03-36-124-002 03-36-124-003 03-36-124-007 The common street address is 535 N. York Street, Elmhurst, IL. The subject property is located within the C2 Community Shopping and Service District. If you have any questions regarding this case, please contact the office of the Planning and Zoning Administrator at 5306019. NOTE: Any person who has a disability requiring a reasonable accommodation to participate in this meeting, should contact Valerie Johnson, ADA Compliance Officer, Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., City of Elmhurst, 209 N. York St., Elmhurst, IL 60126, or call 630-530-3000 voice, or 630-530-8095 TDD, within a reasonable time before the meeting. Requests for a qualified interpreter require five (5) working days’ advance notice. Nathaniel J. Werner, Planning and Zoning Administrator (Published in The Elmhurst Independent Feb. 16, 2017) 272336
STATE OF MICHIGAN IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE COUNTY OF IOSCO The Estate of Charles E. Linneman, Plaintiff, V Frances Peisch, Defendant. Case No. 2016-0154-CH Hon. David C. Riffel JAMES A. BACARELLA, P.C.
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The Elmhurst Lions Club will hold their 31st annual Pizza Party Fundraiser at Sandburg Middle School, 345 E. St. Charles Rd., Elmhurst, on Saturday, February 25, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $8.00 each or a family price (5 or more) of $35.00 and children 6 years and under are free! The event features all-you-can-eat pizza from Roberto’s, which is a big draw, as are the many children and adult raffle prizes. Contact John Wartinbee at (630) 279-5019 for more information and tickets, or tickets may be purchased at the door.
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At its Jan. 23rd meeting, the Public Affairs & Safety Committee of the Elmhurst City Council discussed a request made by Pull Up Bars for Patriots for a fundraiser to be held in late April. The request was approved by consent at the City Council meeting on Feb. 6. Nick Janowitz, owner of Patriot Sports and Fitness in Elmhurst, currently holds the Guinness World Record for the the most pull-ups in a 24hour period. At the event, he hopes to break that record by performing pull-ups in a tent in downtown City Centre plaza from 5:30 p.m. on Friday, Apr. 28 through Saturday, Apr. 29 at 9:30 p.m. The mission of Pull Up Bars for Patriots fundraiser is to establish permanent pull-up bars to serve as memorials to honor fallen members of the U.S. military. The Independent will bring more information when details become available.
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Attorney for Plaintiff By: James A. Bacarella (P46198) 1228 E. US-23 East Tawas, MI 48730 (989) 362-1364 ORDER FOR ALTERNATE SERVICE AT A SESSION of court held in the courthouse in Tawas City, Iosco County, Michigan, on the 9th day of February, 2017. PRESENT: Honorable David C. Riffel Circuit Court Judge The court has considered Plaintiffs’ Motion for Alternate Service and supporting documents. IT IS ORDERED that the Defendant, Frances Peisch, be served by having a summons and a copy of the complaint served on the Defendant’s last known address by first class mail; IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that Plaintiff may serve process on Defendant by publishing the following notice once each week for a period of three consecutive weeks in a newspaper, as defined in MCR 2.106(F), that is published in the county of Defendant’s last known address: “An action seeking to quiet title has been commenced by Plaintiff, The Estate of Charles E. Linneman, against Defendant, Frances Peisch, in the Iosco County Circuit Court for the State of Michigan, and Defendant must answer or take other action permitted by law within 28 days after the last date of publication. If Defendant does not answer or take other action within the time allowed, judgment may be entered against her for the relief demanded in the complaint.” Dated: 2-9-17 DAVID C. RIFFEL David C. Riffel Circuit Court Judge (Published in The Elmhurst Independent Feb. 16, 23 & March 2, 2017) 272371
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• Edward Jones ranks No. 7 on Chicago’s Top Workplaces The Chicago Tribune teamed up with research partner Workplace Dynamics to rank the state’s 125 best employers, divided into 25 large, 45 mid-sized and 55 small companies based on the number of people they employ in the Chicago area. This year, Edward Jones ranked 7th on the list. For seven consecutive years, Edward Jones has ranked in the top eight of Chicago’s Top Workplaces. The company has more than 325 branches all over the greater Chicago area.
T’ai Chi for Health is a gentle, beautiful and flowing exercise routine that is a joy to practice. Energizing and deeply relaxing, it brings health and vitality to all. The gentle rocking motions and stretching movements improve circulation and digestion and reduce physical tension. The exercises are very effective and easy to learn. Students may choose to sit or stand as needed, making this class suitable for all ages and abilities. This class is offered at The Abbey for ages 50 and older on Wednesdays, March 1-April 12 from 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Fee is $57 for Abbey Members and $62 for non-members. Call (630) 993-8901 to register or visit www.epd.org.
• Chicago named 6th most Romantic City In celebration of Valentine’s Day, a grocery delivery company called Instacart has created its first-ever “Romantic City Index” which determines the most and least romantic cities in the nation. Chicago landed at #6. The company looked at the frequency of search for romantic terms: chocolate, strawberries, champagne, flowers and candy. Based on that, the most romantic city was Boston, followed by: Seattle, Washington D.C., Philadelphia, Minneapolis, Chicago, New York and Houston. The least romantic were (in descending order): L.A., Austin, Denver, Atlanta, San Francisco, Indianapolis and Miami.
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County,” said Barbara Szczepaniak, Foundation vice president for programs. “The site currently offers information on more than 100 events, 75 organization and venue profiles, and a growing number of profiles highlighting DuPage’s individual artists and creatives.” “The seeds for Arts DuPage began to flourish in response to our growing awareness that private funding for arts organizations in DuPage County has dwindled,” said Dave McGowan, Foundation president & CEO. “DuPage has a vibrant and thriving arts sector, and we want people to know about all of the wonderful local opportunities. In 2014, our DuPage All for Arts Study discovered that 1.5 million individuals engaged in the arts; 6,000 individuals donated to arts and culture organizations; and 2,700 volunteers supported arts and culture in DuPage County.”
The DuPage Foundation’s newest initiative, Arts DuPage, stepped into the spotlight and unveiled its first public offering, ArtsDuPage.org, a new online resource for our community. More than 160 arts enthusiasts attended the launch party on Tuesday, February 7, at the College of DuPage’s McAninch Arts Center in Glen Ellyn. BMO Harris Bank generously sponsored the event. “ArtsDuPage.org offers the arts and culture sector a significant promotional tool to engage and connect with local artists, organizations, patrons and venues throughout DuPage
DuPage Foundation celebrates launch of new Arts DuPage online resource
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Elsa Transition Fair and information session to be held
Randy Lewis, author of No Greatness Witbout Goodness, will be the keynote speaker
Information about learning, living and employment opportunities for young adults with developmental disabilities will be shared at the ELSA Transition Fair on Wednesday, February 22, in the Founders Lounge of the Frick Center, 190 Prospect Ave., Elmhurst. During the Transition Fair, participants and their families can learn more about the Elmhurst Learning & Success Academy (ELSA), and exhibitors will offer information about community-based organizations, post-secondary educational opportunities, and legal and financial re-
sources. The event’s keynote speaker is Randy Lewis, a former Walgreen Co. senior vice president and the author of No Greatness Without Goodness. The book describes how Lewis’ autistic son Austin, inspired him to start an initiative to employ people with disabilities. As a result of Lewis’ initiative, 10 percent of Walgreens employees are people with disabilities, doing the same jobs for the same pay, and according to the same performance standards, as any other employee. Lewis will speak at 6 p.m. in the Prospect Room of the Frick Center. The Transition Fair will run from 6:45 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Founders Lounge. Two of the exhibitors are ELSA alumnae – Kristin Hadley ’16, who runs a support group (I Love
Tweets, speeches and storytelling: Messages from the 2016 election Obama speechwriter and adviser Jon Favreau to speak at Elmhurst College on March 9
As chief speechwriter and senior aide to President Barack Obama during the 2008 and 2012 elections, Jon Favreau was at the center of the storm for two successful presidential campaigns. Drawing on his unique perspective and ability to “get behind the words we speak,” Favreau will present Tweets, Speeches and Storytelling: Messages from the 2016 Election on Thursday, March 9, at Elmhurst College. As part of the College’s Rudolf G. Schade Lecture Series, Favreau’s talk will explore the messages and moments that had the biggest impact on the 2016 presidential election, with insights into Donald Trump’s rise, Hillary Clinton’s challenges, and the effects of the media and the national mood following one of the
most unusual races in American history. Favreau began writing with President Obama in 2005, when Obama started his first term as a U.S. senator from Illinois, and had a hand in crafting nearly every major speech that the president delivered over the last eight years. Tweets, Speeches and Storytelling will begin at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 9, in Hammerschmidt Memorial Chapel (190 Prospect Ave., Elmhurst, www.elmhurst.edu/campusmap). Admission is $10 for the general public and free for Elmhurst College students, faculty, staff and alumni. Tickets are available by visiting www.elmhurst.edu/tix. For more information, call (630) 617-5186.
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Myself with CP and ADHD); and Kristin Winter ’10, a jewelry maker (Jewelry By Kristin). At 8 p.m., an ELSA information session will be offered in the Prospect Room. The Elmhurst Learning and Success Academy, or ELSA, is a fouryear college experience program in
Illinois for young adults ages 18 to 28 who have intellectual or developmental disabilities. The program emphasizes academics and career exploration, independent living and social/recreational skills. ELSA students carry a traditional college schedule, can participate in
college activities and organizations, and have the option of living on campus. Those who plan to attend the ELSA Transition Fair can RSVP at (630) 617-3752 or elsa@elmhurst. edu. For more information, visit Elmhurst.edu/ELSA.
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National Children’s Dental Health Month
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February is National Children’s Dental Health Month and we will be offering free presentations to school districts in the area all month long. We will teach proper dental hygiene and each child will get an awesome GOODIE BAG with all the items we talk about during our presentations. Can’t wait to see you there!!
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