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At a meeting of the Elmhurst District 205 School Board last week, District Superintendent David Moyer provided the board with details outlining the district’s presentation at four community meetings in May regarding the district’s master facility plan. The first meeting took place at York High School on May 12. The second meeting took place on May 14 at Churchville Middle School. The upcoming meetings will take place from 7 to 9 p.m. at Bryan Middle School (on May 23) and at Sandburg Middle School (on May 30). Moyer noted that his presentation was a rough draft of what the district would take to the community during the four meetings this month. His presentation noted that maintaining the district’s aging buildings is becoming more challenging. He also noted the four main options the district is considering as it seeks community input in developing a master facility plan. The least expensive option, maintaining the status quo, would require an estimated $26.1 million in repairs to the district’s facilities. The most expensive of the four options, which would include comprehensive improvements at district facilities and completely new facilities for Lincoln Elementary School and Field Elementary School, would have an estimated cost of $168.5 million. Board member Shannon Ebner asked about the projected time frame to finish the potential renovation and construction projects. Moyer said that if voters approved a referendum to borrow money to pay for improvements, there would likely be three
bond issuances, along with staggered construction. He said the potential renovation and construction would take about five years. Ebner also asked how the district could explain to the community that
its debt on previous bonds is expiring. That expiring debt from referendums passed in 2000 and 2006, combined with a stretched-out payback period on potential new debt, would reportedly cause relatively minimal increas-
es to homeowners’ property taxes, even if the community approves the borrowing of up to $168.5 million. Collins said that the district has missed framing the argument that the community can do so much for so lit-
tle of an increase because the district will be debt-free beginning in 2025. If the community agrees to extend the current debt load for another 25 years, that will set the district up for success for the next generation, said Collins.
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On Saturday, May 12, the Elmhurst Kiwanis Day held its annual Pancake Day and Mother’s Day plant sale. Pictured are a few of the “celebrity” pancake flipper who were on hand to serve hungry guests. They are (from left): County Board member Pete DiCianni, Brian McDermott, The Honorable Jeff MacKay, Kiwanis current President Frank Catalano, Sr. and Kiwanis past President Tom Moran.
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Race planned with proceeds to benefit Joe Newton Scholarship By Dee Longfellow
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It will likely come as no surprise to anyone that someone has already organized a race in the late Joe Newton’s honor. Last week, the Independent learned that a new 10K has been scheduled for this July, which will benefit the Joe Newton Scholarship Award of Excellence. The race director is Daniel Dziubski, who ran for Mr. Newton from 1998-2001. “I thought it might be a newsworthy story in Elmhurst because of its rich tradition,” he said. “I am excited to get this event off the ground this year.” The race is called the “Naperville 10K Relay benefitting the Joe Newton Scholarship Award of Excellence. It will be held on July 15 at the North Central College stadium in Naperville, with start times at 8 a.m., 9 a.m. and 10 a.m. The concept for the race is a two-person team 10k relay, according to Dziubski. The race will be on the track and teammates will alternate running laps, passing the baton after each lap, for a total of 25 laps (10K). “The idea comes from a classic workout that Mr. Newton gave to his
cross country runners at York every Fall, on his way to 28 state championships,” Dziubski said, “except it was coined ‘the 2-man 10-mile.’ Since most of us are not running 100 miles a week like Mr. Newton’s runners once did, I thought an abbreviated 10K distance would be a bit more appealing!” To register for the race or for more information, visit endureitsports. com/10krelay.
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‘Mr. Lincoln’ comes to Visitation School
On Monday, May 7, Mr. Kevin Wood, better known as Abraham Lincoln, visited with first through sixth graders at Visitation, where he shared stories from when he was a young boy to his time as President. Pictured are (from left): 2nd graders Grace Luptak, Will Schmidt, and Tommy Gracey; and 3rd graders Dillon Noble and Anabella Morati, with Mr. Kevin “Abraham Lincoln” Wood. Visitation wants to thank parishioner, Lynn Trombetta, for generously funding this event.
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Richard Charles Shollenberger Richard Charles Shollenberger Jr., born on July 21, 1964 in Schuylkill Haven, PA to the late Barbara and Richard Shollenberger, passed away on May 7, 2018 in Elmhurst. Richard was the loving husband of Christine and is survived by his sons, Victor and Calvin; brother Jack; and sisters Cassandra and Kim. A Memorial Visitation and Celebration of Life was held on Saturday, May 12, 2018 at Ahlgrim Funeral Home, 567 S. Spring Rd. Interment private. In lieu of flowers, Memorials will be appreciated. Info 630-834-3515 or ahlgrim.com
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On Tuesday, Feb. 27, the Independent learned that police were investigating an incident that occurred at York St. and Crestview Ave. While officers reportedly attempted to make a traffic stop, the car had sped off and fled the area. Later, it was reported that the vehicle had been driven by Byron Auterberry, 33, of Chicago. When one of the police officers approached the vehicle from the front, Auterberry reportedly accelerated toward the officer, causing him to discharge his service weapon. Auterberry was later apprehended and taken into custody. On Monday, May 14, DuPage County State’s Attorney Bob Berlin issued a statement regarding his investigation into the incident. “Every case involving the use of deadly force by a police officer must be carefully and thoroughly investigated,” Berlin’s statement read. “Such scrutiny is required to ensure the protection of the civil rights of those involved and to maintain the public’s confidence in law enforcement.” Statement: suspect was shot twice; officer’s actions justified “After an investigation … it is my
determination that the officer, Alexander Kefaloukos, who discharged his weapon two times, striking Mr. Auterberry both times, once in the left forearm and once in the right thigh area, was completely justified in his actions and that no criminal charges will be filed against Officer Kefaloukos.” Incident described in more detail On Feb. 27, 2018, at approximately 4:50 p.m., Officer Kefaloukos and another Elmhurst police officer traveling in a separate, unmarked vehicle conducted a traffic stop on Auterberry’s vehicle near southbound York Road and Crestview Avenue, Berlin’s statement read. He said there was another occupant in the vehicle, Kelly Smith. Auterberry and Smith were both suspects in a retail theft. While Officer Kefaloukos drove his vehicle, passing Auterberry on the left, the other officer, positioned behind Auterberry’s car, activated the flashing police lights and siren to initiate the traffic stop. Both officers exited their vehicles and approached Auterberry, loudly ordering him to stop the car and get out, which Auterberry did not do. Officer Kefaloukos approached Auterberry’s vehicle
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from the front and remained there while the other officer approached from behind. “During this time, Auterberry continued to move his vehicle forward in a jerking manner, prompting both officers to draw their service weapons. Officer Kefaloukos remained in front of Auterberry’s vehicle, while the other officer attempted to open the driver’s side door, still ordering Auterberry to ‘stop’ and ‘open the door.’ “Auterberry pulled the door closed, yelling, ‘I’m not going back to jail!’ and ‘No!’ and began driving quickly forward towards Officer Kefaloukos. “Both officers’ commands that Auterberry stop and open the door were ignored. Auterberry accelerated toward Officer Kefaloukos, forcing him to jump to his right, out the way of the moving vehicle. Officer Kefaloukos fired his service weapon twice through the driver’s side window, striking Auterberry with each shot. Auterberry continued accelerating, crashing into another vehicle, and fled the scene at a high rate of speed.” Auterberry was taken into custody the next day in Chicago.
Explaining the action was justified Berlin said the main question in the investigation is whether Officer Kefaloukos reasonably believed that Auterberry “posed an imminent threat to the officer or others.“ “Thus, the question becomes whether it was objectively reasonable for Officer Kefaloukos to believe Auterberry posed an immediate threat of death or great bodily harm and, was the use of force necessary to contain that threat? “When Auterberry refused clear and audible commands to ‘Stop’ and ‘Open the door,’ but instead, accelerated quickly, turning his vehicle into a deadly weapon, Officer Kefaloukos was confronted with an imminent unlawful threat of deadly force. Given the violent actions of Auterberry, his refusal to obey repeated police commands, along with his actions with his vehicle, Officer Kefaloukos acted lawfully and was justified in discharging his weapon in order to prevent imminent death or great bodily harm to himself or others. “Officer Kefaloukos was also justified in discharging his service weapon to defeat Auterberry’s attempt at escape once he had committed Aggravated Assault on a Police Officer by using his vehicle as a weapon in his attempt to escape. “In my opinion, Officer Kefaloukos made every attempt to reach a peaceful conclusion under very stressful conditions. His concern for the safety and well-being of other motorists and the public at large is a testament to the excellent training that the Elmhurst Police Department provides for their entire force.” (Editor’s note: This story contains portions of the Berlin’s statement, edited for length. To read Berlin’s entire statement in full, please visit theindependentnewspapers.com.)
York Symphony Orchestra performs Thursday evening
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On Thursday, May 17, at 7:30 p.m., the York Community High School Music Department will present a special performance by the York Symphony Orchestra. The concert will honor the graduating class of 2018, and will feature two senior concerto competition winners. Nathan Brown will perform the second movement of Emmanuel Séjourné’s 2015 Concerto for Marimba and String Orchestra. Matthew Dardick will perform Henri Tomasi’s Ballade for Saxophone and Orchestra. The Symphony Orchestra will perform the first movement of Beethoven’s powerful Symphony No. 5, Modest Mussorgsky’s tone poem A Night on Bald Mountain, Frederic Chopin’s Polonaise Op. 40, No. 1 and John Wil-
liams’ music from Jurassic Park. The York Symphony Orchestra is directed by Ray Ostwald. A reception honoring the students will follow the concert in the cafeteria. The performance is in Baker Auditorium at York High School. Admission is free.
In last week’s Independent, a photo appeared on pg. 5 with the caption: “Locals get their Fiesta Bowl ring bling.” While the caption said that the two athletes, DiLeo and Calcagno, “will both return for the 2018 season,” in truth the season began in September, so they are already taking part in the 2018 season.
Progress marches on
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Buildings go up, development moves forward in downtown By Dee Longfellow FOR THE ELMHURST INDEPENDENT
Recognizing its duty as recorders and keepers of local history as it happens, The Independent brings an update of the development happening in downtown Elmhurst. Mayor Steve Morley said it best at his most recent State of the City (SOTC) address in January. “Our policy with economic development is: keep your foot on the gas at all times,” he said. “There’s competition out there and there is no level playing field. We want to bring development dollars to Elmhurst because it brings services to our community and broadens the tax base. When we broaden our tax base, we reduce the burden on everybody.” The Opus Development at 100 N. Addison, which broke ground in late
December, 2017, is currently under construction. The development will eventually have 164 high-end luxury rental apartments. Construction on Opus is anticipated to be finished in the spring of 2019. “The Opus development will generate a lot of tax dollars, but will be a smaller burden to the school system,” Morley said. Apartments and condos typically attract young professionals and empty-nesters. While they pay real estate taxes (most of which is used to fund Elmhurst schools), these residents do not usually have school-age children. Remodeling the Elmhurst train depot has recently been a high priority for the City since the facility is used by 120,000 commuters per month or more than a million over the course of a year. The depot last had a facelift
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Service Automotive was a business that stood on this corner across the street east of the Elmhurst Post Office. It has been torn down to make way for a new development that will feature condos and first-floor retail.
30 years ago. The price tag to rebuild it is $17 million, according to Mayor Morley, who also mentioned the project in his SOTC address. “Through hard work, our staff went out to look for dollars available to help fund [the new depot],” Morley said. “We were able to obtain a CMAP grant for $10 million and anThe former Plass Appliance building, now The York Building, looks other $2.4 million in STP funding, so completed and ready for occupancy. Tony Gambino, of Victory Meat we already have $12.4 million.” The depot is now slated for rede& Seafood and HB Jones, developed the building along with a partvelopment sometime in 2019. ner.
The transformation of the former Plass Appliance building (we’ll have to stop calling it that soon!) looks completed and ready for occupancy. Tony Gambino, owner of Victory Meat & Seafood and HB Jones restaurants, developed the building along with a partner. Service Automotive was a business that stood on the corner across the street to the east of the Elmhurst Post Office. After standing vacant for several years, it has now been torn down to make way for a new devel-
opment that will feature condos and first-floor retail. The Elmhurst Clinic is being completely rebuilt in a way most patients, doctors and others using the facility will appreciate. The new building is going up where the parking lot of the old facility was. Once it is completed, the old clinic will be torn down and made into a parking lot. A photo of the progress on the Elmhurst Clinic appears in this week’s Real Estate & Business section.
This is a shot of the Elmhurst train depot taken from the top of the parking deck on First Street. Plans to remodel the station, which sees more than a million riders a year, are on the horizon. The price tag to rebuild it is $17 million, but City staff has managed to obtain $12.4 million in grant financing. The depot is slated for redevelopment sometime in 2019.
The Opus Development at 100 No. Addison, which broke ground in late December, 2017, is currently under construction. It will eventually be 164 high-end luxury rental apartments. The development is anticipated to be finished in the spring of 2019.
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The Elmhurst Police Department recently reported the following arrests and citations. Readers are reminded that an arrest does not constitute a conviction, and that subjects are considered innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law. Juveniles age 17-or-younger are not named.
substance. Michael Pointer, 30, of Carol Stream, was issued a citation for possession of cannabis near St. Charles and York at around 11:52 p.m.
May 7 Chris Murphy, 27, of Elmhurst, was charged with assault and resisting in the 100 block of Hale at around 7:42 p.m. Police said that upon arrival, Murphy was found to be intoxicated. The victim reported that Murphy grabbed him by his throat, and was observed raising his fists as to hit the victim, according to police. May 4 Garcia Sergio Hernandez, 19, of Bensenville, was charged with battery in the 300 block of W. St. Charles at around 12:20 p.m. Police said Hernandez followed the victim into a stairwell and grabbed both of her arms. The victim asked Hernandez to let go of her, but he refused, according to police. The victim states Hernandez was squeezing her arms, police said.
Criminal damage, criminal defacement
May 9 Police said officers responded to the report of a large tree limb lying across the front windshield of a vehicle near St. Charles and York at around 8:53 p.m. A reporting officer made contact with the victim who stated the limb had fallen from a tree, located on private property while he was driving eastbound on St. Charles Road. A victim in the 500 block of S. Fairfield told police at around 6:14 p.m. that a large tree fell from the parkway and landed on his front porch, causing damage to the porch railing. May 8 A victim in the 100 block of S. West told police at around 7:25 p.m. that an unknown suspect(s) scratched his white BMW with an unknown object while it was parked in the lot. May 6 A victim in the 300 block of N. Route 83 told police at around 9:58 a.m. that an unknown suspect damaged her motor vehicle while it was parked in the rear lot at a hotel. The damage consisted of a scratch on the rear tailgate. May 4 A complainant in the 500 block of N. Walnut told police at around 11:45 p.m. that a suspect backed into three of his shrubs with a vehicle, partially pulling them out of the ground. He yelled out to the suspect to alert him that he had backed into the shrubs. The suspect then allegedly backed into the bushes deliberately a second time. May 3 The brother of a victim in the 200 block of Oak told police at around 9:14 a.m. that a suspect broke out the rear right window of the victim’s vehicle while it was parked on the street overnight. The suspect advised an officer that she was upset and decided to break the car window. The victim declined to sign complaints.
Domestic battery, domestic incident
May 6 A complainant in the 300 block of S. West told police at around 11:35 a.m. that she and suspect were arguing. The complainant stated she told the suspect to leave and he pushed her aside when he was leaving. The suspect stated he was going to stay with a friend. No complaints to be
CALL 800-222-TIPS signed. May 4 A 32-year-old Elmhurst man was charged with domestic battery in the 600 block of Linden at around 11:46 a.m. A victim told police the suspect was beating her up. Officers located the suspect, who told officers he punched the victim. May 3 Police said an officer responded for a suspect who was yelling and out of control. The complainant told police the suspect grabbed both of her arms and was yelling at her. The suspect apologized for her behavior. The Family Shelter hotline was notified of the incident.
DUI, illegal transportation of alcohol
May 8 Keith G. Knazze Jr., 27, of Oswego, was charged with DUI, open alcohol, resisting arrest and no insurance in the 400 block of W. Butterfield at around 8:48 a.m. May 7 Erica Fox, 40, of Chicago, was charged with DUI drugs, driving while license suspended and no insurance near St. Charles and Poplar at around 6:18 p.m. May 6 Raymond Moore, 42, of Maywood, was charged with DUI and improper parking on a roadway subsequent to a well-being check near Route 83 and North at around 5:48 a.m. Rodolfo Diaz-Salgado, 32, of Addison, was charged with aggravated DUI, driving while license suspended, illegal tinted windows and improper lane usage subsequent to a traffic stop near North and Highview at around 3 a.m. May 4 Nicholas J. Page, 37, of Elmhurst, was charged with DUI, making an improper U-turn and no insurance near Spring and Montrose at around 6:12 p.m. Police said Page attempted to complete a U-Turn directly in front of a reporting officer’s vehicle. The officer had to brake hard to avoid crashing into the SUV, according to police.
Possession of cannabis, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a controlled substance
May 8 Triniti Key, 19, of Broadview, was issued a citation for possession of cannabis at Elmhurst College at around 1:12 a.m. May 7 Rosemarie Desantis, 47, of Lombard, was charged with possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and failure to signal near York and Grand at around 6:20 p.m. Police said that subsequent to a traffic stop, Desantis was found to be in possession of a pipe which tested positive for a controlled
May 3 Razi R. Siddiqui, 25, of Naperville, and Osman M. Latif, 29, of Streamwood, were issued citations for possession of cannabis and possession of drug paraphernalia, while Siddiqui was additionally charged with driving without headlights when required, subsequent to a traffic stop near Route 83 and St. Charles at around 8:32 p.m.
May 3 A complainant in the 200 block of Claremont told police at around 2:33 p.m. that he found two empty paper coffee cups and an opened bottle of PowerAde on his back porch. On the above date, his security camera recorded a female, possibly Hispanic, between 40 and 50 years old with dark shoulder-length hair and last seen wearing a long-sleeve shirt and a black vest, standing at the back door to his residence. The female was looking at his house and yard. She left the area in an unknown direction.
Theft/burglary/ attempted theft or burglary/identity theft/ fraud/forgery/deceptive practice/obstruction/ robbery
May 8 Retail theft was reported at a store in the 600 block of N. York at around 2:59 p.m. A complainant told police that two suspects described as white males were loading up a vehicle with unpaid merchandise. One of the suspects loaded his cart with bottles of alcohol and left the store without paying. The first suspect was wearing a dark colored polo type shirt, jeans and glasses. The second suspect was described as bald, between 50 and 55 years old, wearing a white T-shirt and blue jeans. May 7 Two instances of theft were reported in the 300 block of Webster at around 7:53 and 8:32 a.m., respectively. In the first incident, a victim told police that an unknown suspect entered her unlocked vehicle and removed a backpack and shoes from the vehicle. In the second incident, a victim told police that an unknown suspect entered her unlocked vehicle while it was parked in her driveway overnight. No items were missing from the victim’s vehicle. May 6-May 7 Burglary to a vehicle was reported in the 400 block of Stratford. A victim told police that an unknown suspect entered her unlocked vehicle between the above dates and removed $2 from the center console. A second vehicle was entered but nothing was noted missing. Burglary to a vehicle was reported in the 200 block of E. Adelia. A victim reported an unknown suspect entered his unlocked vehicle while it was parked in his driveway overnight. The victim stated he discovered the glove compartment and center console were both open; however, nothing appeared missing or damaged. May 6 Theft was reported in the 900 block of S. Parkside at around 7:59 a.m. A victim told police she observed a suspect walk up the driveway to her house and remove two brick wall pavers
from her landscaping. The suspect carried the bricks to his vehicle which was parked on Butterfield Road. The suspect placed the bricks in the trunk of his vehicle then drove westbound on Butterfield A second suspect was a passenger in the vehicle. The area was checked with no results. The first suspect was described as a white male, between 30 and 35 years old, around 5’11” with light short hair and wearing a blue suit. The second suspect was described as a white male between 30 and 35 years old, around 5’11” and wearing a black T-shirt. Theft from a vehicle was reported in the 900 block of N. York at around 9:55 a.m. A victim told police that an unknown suspect removed the right rear tire and rim from her vehicle while it was parked in the parking lot overnight.
May 5 Theft was reported in the 100 block of E. Schiller at around 1 p.m. A victim told police while at work, she noticed her iPhone was missing. Theft was reported in the 800 block of Riverside at around 1:53 p.m. While at work, the victim went on break and noticed she was missing cash from her purse. Further investigation is pending.
May 4 Theft was reported at York High School at around 4:25 p.m. A victim told police she changed in the girl’s locker room and placed her silver iPhone underneath her clothing. When she returned, her iPhone was gone. Identity theft was reported in the 900 block of S. Hawthorne at around 8:10 p.m. A victim told police her PNC bank account had received multiple deposits from personal loan vendors. The victim informed PNC she did not apply for the loans and PNC froze her account for fraud. The victim was advised to contact one of the credit bureaus and place a fraud alert on her credit.
May 3 Theft was reported at a business in the 800 block of Riverside Drive at around 7:14 a.m. A complainant told police she left her brown bag on the floor next to a table in the common area. When she returned she noticed she was missing cash.
May 2-May 3 Theft was reported at a business in the 600 block of W. Lake. A complainant told police that approximately 20 pallets were taken from the property without authorization sometime between the above dates. The suspect was described as an Hispanic male in his 30s, around 6’ tall, 185 pounds.
April 10 Retail theft was reported at a store in the 200 block of S. Route 83 at around 12:06 p.m. A complainant told police that an unknown suspect described as a black male, in his 60s, balding, around 5’10”, 250 pounds, stole two bottles of tequila. The suspect reportedly rides a black or gray mountain bike with a red bag on the side of it.
May 7 Police said Arminda Flores, 38, of Chicago, came into the police station at around 2:58 p.m. to turn herself in on two outstanding warrants. The warrants were confirmed with the DuPage County Sheriff’s Office.
May 5 Police said that subsequent to a traffic stop near North and River Glen at around 8:54 p.m., Tracy Orozco, 38, of Addison, was found to be wanted out of Will County. She was additionally charged with no rear registration plate light, no valid driver’s license and no insurance.
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Elmhurst Art Museum prepares to unveil McCormick House restoration Celebration includes related programming, exhibit: House Revealed: New Views
The Elmhurst Art Museum will unveil its restoration of the original façade of Mies van der Rohe’s McCormick House with an intervention by Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle and a complementary three-part exhibition - Mies’s McCormick House Revealed: New Views - starting Sunday, June 10. In association, a series of public programming has been announced showcasing the significance of the McCormick House (1952) and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe’s place in the overall history of Chicago architecture.
860-880 Lake Shore Drive (1951) in a revolutionary prototype for mass-produced modular housing. It was originally located nearby at 299 Prospect Avenue, Elmhurst, and was acquired by Elmhurst Art Museum and moved to its current location at 150 Cottage Hill Avenue in 1994. Today, the McCormick House is the cornerstone of the Elmhurst Art Museum’s collection. About the restoration and intervention The iconic carport entrance of this historically significant building will be visible for the first time in more than 20 years, having been obscured by an addition connecting it to the Museum since 1997. Elmhurst’s Heritage Architecture Studio is working with Museum Executive Director John McKinnon to oversee the historic preservation by Berglund Construction. In tandem with the revelation of the building’s full exterior, internationally acclaimed artist Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle will create Seeing Red, a stunning architectural intervention within the McCormick House that builds on an idea of the original developers Robert Hall McCormick and Herbert S. Greenwald, who offered to make glass windows of the proposed prefab housing “almost any shade of the rainbow.”
About the McCormick House In 1952, the renowned modern architect Mies van der Rohe designed a home for Robert Hall McCormick III, a member of one of Chicago’s most prominent families, and his wife, the poet Isabella Gardner. The McCormick House— one of only three single-family homes built by Mies in the United States—originally served two purposes: it was a home for the McCormick family and a prototype for a proposed group of smaller, affordable middle-class homes in Chicago’s suburbs that McCormick, Herbert S. Greenwald, and Mies were hoping to develop. The McCormick House is a rare and important example of Mies’s mature style, incorporating elements of About the exhibition both Farnsworth House (1951) and At the same time, the Muse-
um will stage Mies’s McCormick House Revealed: New Views, a complementary three-part exhibition curated by renowned Columbia University Professor of Art History and Archeology Barry Bergdoll. New Views will provide background, context, and visibility to the McCormick House and serve as an introduction for a broad audience. New Views’ first gallery will contain models of the prototype house and the potential prefab houses that were to be made after it, in addition to reproductions of historical photographs and advertisements for the houses. Among the highlights will be loans from the Mies van der Rohe archive at the Museum of Modern Art, including three drawings of the McCormick House that have never been exhibited. New Views will also serve as the only U.S. venue for Glass Houses, an international traveling exhibition curated by Renato Anelli, Professor at the Institute of Architecture and Urban Planning - University of São Paulo and curatorial advisor for New Views, and co-curated by Sol Camacho, Cultural Director of Instituto Bardi/Casa de Vidro and Ana Lúcia Ceravolo, a Post-PhD researcher on Architectural Heritage at IAU USP. Taking place in the second gallery, the exhibition will contextualize the McCormick House with other glass houses across North and
South America. Finally, the third gallery of New Views will display photographs by contemporary artists responding to reflections and transparency on the iconic glass walls designed by Mies, including works by Scott Fortino, Veronika Kellndorfer, Luisa Lambri and Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle.
The New Views exhibition is supported in part by awards from the National Endowment of the Arts and the Explore Elmhurst Grant Program. Research support was provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services. New Views and the intervention will be on view through August 26, 2018.
Public programming in June related to the Mies van der Rohe House
Members’ Day: Saturday, June 9 12 p.m.: An exclusive members-only preview of Mies’s McCormick House Revealed: New Views. 2 p.m.: Talk by curatorial advisor Renato Anelli, Professor at the Institute of Architecture and Urban Planning - University of São Paulo 4 p.m.: Talk by curator Barry Bergdoll, Columbia University Professor of Art History and Archaeology 5-7 p.m.: Members’ Opening Reception Scott Mehaffey in conversation with John McKinnon Saturday, June 16 at 1:30 p.m. Scott Mehaffey, Executive Director of the Farnsworth House, and John McKinnon, Executive Director of Elmhurst Art Museum, will compare and contrast the two houses built by the architect Mies van der Rohe. The structures were finished one year apart but have distinct design and functional differences. Family Days: Saturdays, June 23 & July 28 from 1-4 p.m. Families are invited to participate in hands-on art activities inspired by Mies’s McCormick House Revealed: New Views.
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Adventuring through life: Dare to pursue it
Life is supposed to be an adventure. That’s what they tell us, anyway. Thing is, what type of adventure isn’t specified so I guess we are left to our own devices. Most of us would welcome a nonstop, exciting, inspiring all-expensepaid and anything-but-banal adventure. Truth is, some things are easier said than done. There are practically an infinite number of real-life non-adventuresome adventures that can (and do) interfere and impede our ability to experience the jaw-dropping, isn’t-thisthe-best adventures that we’d choose if given the choice. Getting the garbage to the curb on the right day. Paying the mortgage each month. Scheduling a dental appointment. Making the bed. Dirty laundry. Dirty toilets. Moldy cheese. Changing the oil in the mini van. Changing the sheets. Bird poop on your windshield. Dog poop in the yard. Metaphorical poop in the least wanted of places. Dust bunnies everywhere. Every day life. It may not feel anything remotely close to an adventure, but it can be. It’s all what we make of it. Why not make yours adventuriffic? Let’s say you have to take the garbage down to the street every Mon-
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day. This is a reality at my house. The task might not seem thrilling, but my husband has found a way to create adventures in garbage. (Sounds messy!) Each week he challenges himself to see how many bags of household rubbish he can squeeze into our trash container. Ditto that for the recycling receptacle. Last week was a new record for him (and my sons who are called upon to help squish and sometimes stomp the trash). I honestly think it was one of the highlights of his weekend. At least it made him smile. Adventures will do that for you. I find joy when I do a sock-load of laundry and end up with no errant mismatches. Likewise when I go to look for the masking tape and it is in its assigned drawer and not under a couch or in someone’s car. Double that for a sharpened pencil with the eraser still
attached. Adventures in the mundane – why not take them and make them whenever and wherever you can get them? Not all adventures have to be mundane. That would be pretty boring. You can create the adventures of your choosing. Grab the steering wheel; kick it into high gear and take charge. Jump in the deep end. Jump in the shallow end. Ride a roller coaster. Ride a merry-go-round. Apply for a new job. Keep an old one. Tell a joke. Laugh at a joke. Paint the kitchen. Watch paint
dry. Race a go-kart. Practice parallel parking. Adopt a rescue pet. Go fishing. Meet a friend for lunch. Pay it forward. Plant a garden. Book a trip. Read a book. Learn to make mozzarella. Make a candle. Burn the candle at both ends. Go to a game. Play in the game. Take a walk with your spouse. Hold hands. Fall in love for the first time. Fall in love for the last time. Tell someone you love them. Tell someone you love them every day for 10, 20 or 50plus years. Make it what it can be.
Life is an adventure right there in front of us ready for the taking. Pursue it in your own way. Banal or thrilling it’s your choice. Define it for yourself and then go for it. You’ve not a minute to waste. Cheesy, yes. But sometimes cheese speaks the truth. Jill Pertler is an award-winning syndicated columnist, published playwright, author and member of the National Society of Newspaper Columnists. Don’t miss a slice; follow the Slices of Life page on Facebook.
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Gardening: Anticipation is half the fun I’m not an avid gardener, but could perhaps become so eventually. I love the end products for sure. Only once when I was raising my boys did we have garden. Harvesting our own mini-watermelons was a joy. My Prince and I planted a single zucchini seed in the dirt patch next to our deck at our very first condo and were surprised when a mammoth zucchini resulted. That
ed to discover some untended tomato plants in the way back of the yard. (That’s a technical term, the By way back.) We thrilled over monster KELLY SIMMONS maters of various colors of red, orColumnist ange, and yellow. Fresh tomatoes from your own yard, now that’s good eating. Now we must decide if we are sucker could have fed four families. When we moved into our current See SIMMONS, Page 39 joy house last fall, we were delight-
School Board Capsules Here’s what’s going on at District 205…
reer and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) State Leadership Conference, which took place in Springfield in April. The FCCLA is a nonprofit organization for students enrolled FOR THE ELMHURST INDEPENDENT The Elmhurst Community Unit School District 205 Board in family and consumer sciences. Four York students—Joseph held a meeting on May 8 at the District 205 Center, 162 S. York Cornell, Kevin Homan, Margaret Quick and Jenin Telron— St. Commissioner John McDonough was absent from the meet- were named National Delegates at the event and qualified to take part in the National FCCLA Leadership Conference in Ating, which lasted more than three hours. lanta, Georgia, in June. Freshman honored for Congressional App Challenge The board recognized Ava Hollis, a freshman at York High More honors for Rob Wagner The board also recognized Rob Wagner, York’s assistant prinSchool, for winning the Congressional App Challenge for the Fifth Congressional District. The challenge requires students cipal for athletics, for his selection as the Illinois Athletic Directo code original applications, with the chance of being select- tors Association’s 2017-18 Class 3A and 4A Division 3 Athletic ed for recognition by members of Congress. Hollis coded an Director of the Year. Wagner was honored at the association’s app named React, which aims to help connect people to nearby state conference in East Peoria on May 5. EpiPens, inhalers and other medical supplies so that first aid can be administered before paramedics are able to respond. U.S. Discussion of all-day kindergarten The May 8 meeting included a presentation from several Representative Mike Quigley of Illinois’ Fifth Congressional District recognized Hollis as the winner of the challenge for district employees about the possibility of the district offering all-day kindergarten. The presentation noted that District 205 the district. compares itself to seven other area unit districts. All but one of those seven districts have all-day kindergarten. According SkillsUSA medal winners recognized The board also recognized two York students for earning to the presentation, 21 of 33 districts in DuPage County offer medals in their competition categories at the SkillsUSA Illi- all-day kindergarten. The presentation noted that a community phone poll in 2017 nois Championships, which took place in Springfield in April. The SkillsUSA program is regarded as a prestigious program indicated four of five residents would like to see District 205 in Industrial Arts education. Joseph Gemini finished first in the offer all-day kindergarten. In a survey of current kindergarten Technical Drafting CAD category. He will compete at the Skill- parents in the district, 87 percent of the 159 respondents exsUSA national competition in Louisville, Kentucky, in June. pressed interest in all-day kindergarten, with a strong preferMatthew Shepherd earned second place in the Screen Printing ence for neighborhood schools. The speakers in the presentation to the board noted that allcategory at the state meet. day kindergarten would better prepare children for first grade. In addition to providing more time for instruction than half-day York participants in FCCLA given accolades The board also recognized several York students for earning kindergarten, the speakers said all-day kindergarten would protop positions in their competition categories at the Family, Ca- vide more time for social and emotional development. By Chris Fox
Board member Jim Collins told the presenters that the board agreed with them about the benefits of all-day kindergarten. Collins said the community would have to “foot the bill” for all-day kindergarten.
Update on special education services The May 8 meeting also included a presentation of an update of the district’s special education services. According to the presentation, the district’s Individualized Education Program (IEP) team identifies individual students’ needs, goals and support services. The team then determines the level of support each student needs. Some students with an IEP may spend a majority of the school day in the general education classroom. There may be times, however, when that student is removed from the general education classroom to receive a higher level of support.
Board votes to recall teachers who were ‘honorably dismissed’ The board voted unanimously near the end of the meeting to adopt a resolution authorizing the recall of honorably dismissed teachers. The district will recall six teachers who had been honorably dismissed because the district wasn’t able to guarantee their positions for the 2018-19 school year. The district will reportedly recall four teachers to full-time status. Two teachers will be recalled to a .8 FTE (full-time equivalent) status.
Director of facilities passes away Moyer announced at the end of the meeting that Frank Schuh, the district’s director of facilities, had passed away on May 4. Schuh, who was 48 years old, grew up in Elmhurst and graduated from York High School. The board will hold its next regular meeting on May 22.
Illinois Senate passes broader K2 ban
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CDC: 99 percent of cannabinoid cases have occurred in Illinois law through minute tweaks to their formulae. “After the careful consideration taken to weigh the implications of new restrictions on drugs, I want to
More accolades for Rob Wagner
York A.P.A. named certified administrator The National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association (NIAAA) is pleased to announce that Rob Wagner, assistant principal of athletics at York High School, has been recognized by this association as a Certified Athletic Administrator. To earn this distinction, Rob has demonstrated the highest level of knowledge and expertise in the field of interscholastic athletic administration. Rob Wagner The voluntary certification process included a York Athletic thorough evaluation of the candidate’s educational Director background, experience and professional contributions, as well as a rigorous, comprehensive written examination. Rob is one of an elite group of interscholastic athletic administrators nationwide to attain this level of professionalism.
York animation team finalist for film award
On May 1, York art teacher Rich Edgley was notified that one of the high school’s animation teams was named a finalist in the Golden Lion Awards, an organization within Film Cincinnati. The Lion Awards celebrate greatness in high school film making.
Honored was A Sense of Adventure, an animated film by Autumn English, Mona Corpuz, Hannah Maloy and Isabella DeBlasio. The original music score is by Joe Brown. Please view the film on youtube.com, Search Rich Edgley and scroll down to A Sense of Adventure.
thank my colleagues in the Senate for swiftly passing this legislation, and I urge the House to do the same,” said Sen. Jacqueline Collins (D-Chicago), who sponsored the bill. “Many synthetic cannabinoids are already illegal, but by broadening the criteria, we ensure that they can’t be made legal by small and potentially deadly changes to their chemical formulae.” Since March, news reports throughout the Midwest have told of the use of synthetic cannabinoids – called by names like “fake weed” and “K2” – leading to deaths and severe hemorrhaging. The Centers for Disease
Control reported that 99 percent of these cases have occurred in Illinois. We can’t afford “We can’t afford to be stuck in a cyto be stuck in a cycle cle of reacting to these irresponsible and deadly chemistry experiments,” of reacting to these Collins said. “We must act now to irresponsible and stop future deaths.” The measure, Senate Bill 2341, deadly chemistry would add all synthetic cannabinoids experiments.” to the Controlled Substances Act and make synthetics subject to emergen–Sen. Jacqueline Collins, cy controlled substance scheduling. D-Chicago Manufacturers would be subject to The measure passed the Senate a Class 3 felony charge, while those charged with simple possession without opposition. It is scheduled for consideration in the House. would face a Class 4 felony.
New bill will mandate transparency, accuracy in budget Taxpayers owe about $887M in late payment interest penalties
A bill introduced in the Illinois Senate would mandate transparency and accuracy in the governor’s annual budget proposal. State Senator Tom Cullerton (D-Villa Park) advanced House Bill 5814, which forces the governor’s office to record late interest payments as a separate line item in its appropriations to state agencies. This paints a clearer picture of the state’s funds and slows the depletion of funding needed to run those agencies. “As legislators, we can’t negotiate a proper budget when we don’t know how much money is owed or where it is going,” Cullerton said.
As legislators, we can’t negotiate a proper budget when we don’t know how much money is owed or where it is going.” –Sen. Tom Cullerton, D-Villa Park
Currently, most late payment interest penalties accrue at a rate of 12 percent per month for bills unpaid after 90 days, while healthcare bills accumulate interest at a rate of 9 percent after 30 days. The interest penalties are paid from the same appropriation line,
depleting the amount a state agency can spend for its operations. The bill forces the governor’s budget to include separate line item requests for prompt pay interest payments. “This practice will force all future governors to be more realistic when presenting a budget to the general assembly and public,” Cullerton said. “We need to make sure governors, whether they are republican and democrat, do not attempt to hide behind phony numbers.” The comptroller’s January 2018 Debt Transparency Report confirmed that taxpayers owe approximately $887 million in late payment interest penalties — despite the fact that over $140 million in interest penalties was paid out in calendar 2017. House Bill 5814 passed the Senate’s State Government Committee with bipartisan support and moves to the full Senate for consideration.
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In the wake of a wave of deaths related to synthetic cannabis overdoses, the Illinois Senate approved a plan b to broaden the classification of such drugs, which often skirt the
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ICCP students team up with Habitat for Humanity Take part in Spring Break Service Project
they were there”, said Mr. Moore. “They approached the job site every morning with pastoral grace. It was difficult for our young men and women to leave because of the
relationships they had made with the members of the affiliate and the family we were building for. It is our hope to continue this trip and trips like it every year.”
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These 13 IC Catholic Prep students spent their spring break partnering with Habitat for Humanity and its Clark County Affiliate in Richmond, Kentucky, to rehab a house for a single mother and her two children.
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At IC Catholic Prep (ICCP), the students embrace their Catholic identity and are encouraged to think independently, act selflessly, and lead confidently so that they will succeed in college, thrive in life, and make the world a better place. During this year’s Spring Break, a number of ICCP students dedicated their time and efforts to those less fortunate and gained an understanding of what it is they are truly being called to do. The thirteen IC Catholic Prep students who joined the Spring Break effort included Bonnie Parille, Amy Conkle, Juanita Herrera, Keion Mackey, Suzy Maloney, Dan McCann, Tim McCann, Olivia Morgan,
attractions and enjoyed Kentuckian comfort food. “When we arrived in Richmond it Kelly Murray, Robby Whelan, Khali Saunders, Devan Sibley, and Julissa was quite evident that our students Unzueta. They partnered with the had an immediate respect for why Habitat for Humanity, Richmond and Clark County Affiliate in Richmond, Kentucky, to rehab a house for a single mother and her two children. The group of students departed on Monday, March 26 and were led by ICCP Theology teacher Mr. Donny Moore and former ICCP teacher, Mrs. Stephanie Oslovich. During their weeklong stay, the students removed then replaced the existing subfloor, replaced floor joists, and insulated the entire house. Hosted by the local affiliate’s volunteer center, the ICCP students also took in local
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Best-selling author visits Fischer School On Monday, April 30, Conrad Fischer Elementary was host to Lauren Tarshis, author of the bestselling historical fiction “I Survived” series. Tarshis was in the Chicago area visiting schools for Scholastic, a top publisher of classroom books and resources. She asked to stop at Fischer Elementary specifically, because several current and former students have written her emails about her books. While at Fischer, Tarshis spoke to students about how she became an author, despite not being a very good reader as a student herself. She also read the students a chapter from her Author Lauren Tarshis speaks to next book “I Survived the Attack of Conrad Fischer Elementary students. the Grizzlies, 1967,” which will be published in September. Tarshis ended her visit by taking several questions from the group, and then met students one-on-one in the library for a book signing.
These Fischer students wait patiently to have their books signed by author Lauren Tarshis when she visited the school recently. Pictured are first graders (from left) Cristopher Fabian Lopez, Leslie Tomas and Nancy Fabian.
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Fischer 3rd grader Yariel Flores watches as best-selling author Lauren Tarshis signs his book.
Jordan Garcia Ramos, a third grader at Conrad Fischer, talks with These Fischer fourth graders hold their “I Survived” books while waiting in line to have them signed author Lauren Tarshis as she signs his book. Tarshis is the author of by best-selling author Lauren Tarshis. Pictured are (from left): Luz Julian, Julio Ramos Lopez, Carlos Romero DeJesus, Jacqueline Diaz and Kennedi Felipe Perez. the “I Survived” series.
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Immaculate Conception 4th graders celebrate the states
On the morning of Thursday, spectated. eral poems, performed a play that country, and sang songs, including guests walked around the hall where April 26, fourth grade students After the parade, students recited illustrated the kinds of questions a torchlight tribute to the Statue of the floats were displayed along with at Immaculate Conception Grade the Pledge of Allegiance and sev- an immigrant would have about our Liberty. Afterward, students and edible treats particular to each state. School celebrated a much-loved school tradition, the “Parade of States.” After studying the 50 United States throughout the year in Social Studies class, every student chose an individual state to research in depth. Students were then asked to create a mini parade float that represented various characteristics (tourism attractions, natural resources, land formations, native industries, animals, and flowers, etc.) of their state. On the 26th, the students processed into IC’s Monsignor Plunkett Hall with floats in hand, as a crowd of parents and grandparents
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High Blood Pressure, Diabetes, Thyroid Disease, Stroke, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Multiple Sclerosis, High Cholesterol: These are just some of the conditions that can first present themselves in the eye before anywhere else in the body. For instance, High Blood Pressure can alter how the arteries and veins cross each other. Diabetes can present itself a couple of ways; fluctuating vision, and/or small blood spots in the back of the eye. Thyroid Disease and Multiple Sclerosis can cause changes in the Optic Nerve, and Rheumatoid Arthritis can cause an inflammation of the iris. During our exam we have technology that helps us diagnose, photograph (document), and monitor these conditions with better efficiency and accuracy. Elevated cholesterol can present itself as a white ring on the periphery of the cornea, or plaques in the back of your eye. Especially for those over 40, even though you think you see well, there may be underlying conditions that you are not aware of that can be seen during an eye examination. That is why we stress yearly exams. And now, with our new technology, annoying dilation is usually not needed. So take the time and get your eyes examined. At Skowron Eyecare, our mission is you protecting your health and vision.
Normally, a tooth erupts once twothirds of its root is formed. An impacted tooth is one that fails to erupt into the by Jeffrey T. Boland dental arch within the expected time. Licensed Orthodontic Specialist When the maxillary canine teeth (popularly referred to as “eye teeth”) become impacted, it is generally due to length discrepancies in the tooth size and dental arch length, prolonged retention, early loss of the corresponding deciduous (“baby”) tooth, abnormal position of the tooth bud, tooth root and bone abnormalities, and/or other localized causes. Whatever the source, it’s important to diagnose and address the problem promptly so that the tooth can be surgically exposed and orthodontically aligned, allowing it to assume its normal position as close to its normal eruption time as possible. Crooked teeth and poor dental alignment can take many forms. While we help many patients with underbites, overbites, and crossbites, we also take care of patients who have impacted teeth that affect the beauty and function of their smiles. To schedule a consultation, please call our office. Available by appointment, we honor all kinds of insurance and charge zero interest on our financing. Straighter Smiles Are Our Specialty! P.S. Canine tooth impaction is twice as common among girls as among boys.
Pictured above are the ICGS 4th graders who celebrated their “Parade of States” on Thursday, April 26. After studying all 50 states, each student chose one to study in depth and to create a float. Right: These ICGS 4th grade students prepare to process into Monsignor Plunkett Hall for the ICGS “Parade of States.
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These two ICGS 4th graders created mini parade floats for the states of Michigan and Indiana and even dressed in patriotic colors for the ICGS “Parade of States.”
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and sold. These products are known as: fake weed, K2, spice, Kush, Kronik, and other names. They may be sold as liquids to be used in e-cigarettes and other devices, and are also marketed as herbal or liquid incense. These chemicals are sprayed on dried plant material so it can be smoked. Although incorrectly believed to be a relatively safe alternative to marijuana, the DuPage County Health Department wants you to know that anyone using synthetic cannabinoids can experience
The DuPage County Health Department is joining officials throughout Illinois to provide this warning to store owners, employees, and potential customers about the dangers of synthetic cannabinoids linked to an outbreak since March 7, 2018. As of May 9, 2018, the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) has received reports of 164 cases*, including four deaths*. Cases report using synthetic cannabinoid products before suffering from severe bleeding. Several of those affected have tested positive for brodifacoum, a lethal anticoagulant often used as a rodenticide, or rat poison. *Numbers are provisional and subject to change; IDPH will update the information every Wednesday by 1:30pm for the duration of the outbreak. The DuPage County Health Department continues to work with IDPH to investigate these cases, and has issued alerts to medical, dental, and educational professionals on the outbreak. Synthetic cannabinoids are found throughout Illinois and across the country in convenience stores, smoke shops, gas stations, individual drug dealers, or online as incense or natural herbal products. Arrests have been made in Chicago in connection with synthetic cannabinoids, and additional locations could be implicated. Synthetic cannabinoids are hundreds of different unregulated, illegal products that are manufactured
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PET PARADE-‐ Saturday ay 19, 2018 Saturday, May 19,M2018
PET PARADE-‐ Saturday May 19, 2018 PET PARADE-‐ Saturday May 19, 2018
WHERE: BEGINS AT THE SILVERADO GRILL at 447 S. Spring Road WHERE: WHERE: BEGINS AT THE SILVERADO GRILL at 447 S. Spring Road TIME: 11:30 AM CHECK IN TIME AT SILVERADO GRILL PARKING LOT 447 S. Spring Road BEGINS AT THE SILVERADO GRILL at 447 S. Spring Road TIME: TIME: 11:30 AM CHECK IN TIME AT SILVERADO GRILL PARKING LOT 447 S. Spring Road 1:00 PARADE STARTS 11:30 AM CHECK IN TIME AT SILVERADO GRILL PARKING LOT 447 S. Spring Road 1:00 PARADE STARTS WHAT: 1:00 PARADE STARTS PET PARADE ~ All kinds of animals are invited to participate! PET PARADE ~ All kinds of animals are invited to participate! PET PARADE ~ All kinds of animals are invited to participate! WHAT: WHAT: FACE TATTOOS-‐ Get your face or hand decorated with a variety of temporary tattoos! FACE TATTOOS-‐ Get your face or hand decorated with a variety of temporary tattoos! FACE TATTOOS-‐ Get your face or hand decorated with a variety of temporary tattoos! PET PORTRAITS-‐ get a magnet with your pet’s portrait! PET PORTRAITS-‐ get a magnet with your pet’s portrait! PET PORTRAITS-‐ get a magnet with your pet’s portrait! MOON JUMP-‐ enjoy the Moon Jump! (11:30 – 2:00) MOON JUMP-‐ enjoy the Moon Jump! (11:30 – 2:00) MOON JUMP-‐ enjoy the Moon Jump! (11:30 – 2:00) PET TRICKS-‐ Demonstrate your pet’s talents! PET TRICKS-‐ Demonstrate your pet’s talents! PET TRICKS-‐ Demonstrate your pet’s talents! but donations will be accepted for the Yorkfield Food Pantry (nonperishable goods or cash accepted) COST: FREE-‐ COST: COST: FREE-‐ but donations will be accepted for the Yorkfield Food Pantry (nonperishable goods or cash accepted) FREE-‐ but donations will be accepted for the Yorkfield Food Pantry (nonperishable goods or cash accepted) WHO: WHO: WHO: ANYONE OF ANY AGE can enter their pet of any species/breed ANYONE OF ANY AGE can enter their pet of any species/breed ANYONE OF ANY AGE can enter their pet of any species/breed QUESTIONS?? email: SpringRoadPetParade@gmail.com QUESTIONS?? email: SpringRoadPetParade@gmail.com QUESTIONS?? email: SpringRoadPetParade@gmail.com
Pets of all breeds and species!
RULES RULES RULES
p m u j n o o FREE M s o o t a T e FREE Fac s t i a r t r o P t e P E E FR
Pet owners are responsible for the conduct and control of their pets at all times 1.1. Pet owners are responsible for the conduct and control of their pets at all times 1. Pet owners are responsible for the conduct and control of their pets at all times 2. Animals must be in good health, free of illness and communicable diseases 2. Animals must be in good health, free of illness and communicable diseases 2. Animals must be in good health, free of illness and communicable diseases 3. All dogs and cats must be currently vaccinated against rabies 3. All dogs and cats must be currently vaccinated against rabies 3. All dogs and cats must be currently vaccinated against rabies 4. Please come prepared to remove feces left by your pet 4. Please come prepared to remove feces left by your pet 4. Please come prepared to remove feces left by your pet 5. Children under 9 must be accompanied by an adult 5. Children under 9 must be accompanied by an adult 5. Children under 9 must be accompanied by an adult 6. Pre-‐registration is recommended ~ and guarantees you receive a “goody ab “ag” 6. Pre-‐registration is recommended ~ and guarantees you goody 6. Pre-‐registration is recommended ~ and guarantees you receive a “receive goody bag” bag” 7. Return registration form to locations listed below by May 12, or at parade site May 19 7. Return registration form to locations listed below by May 12, or at parade site May 19 7. Return registration form to locations listed below by May 12, or at parade site May 19 ~ Ribbons ~ wRill be awarded the following ategories ~ ~ ibbons will be ain warded in the fcollowing categories ~ Ribbons will be awarded in the following categories ~ Most Obedient Pet Best Dressed Pet Most Obedient Pet Best Dressed Pet Best Groomed Pet Oldest Pet Most Obedient Pet Best Dressed Pet Best Groomed Pet Oldest Pet * Most Original Pet Trick (register below) * e egistered to demonstrate Pet Trick P et Trick Best Groomed Pet Oldest Pet Pets must Pbets rm * Most Original Pet Trick (register below) * ust b e registered to demonstrate * Most Original Pet Trick (register below) * Pets must be registered to demonstrate Pet Trick OOUT, UT, TEAR OOFF FF BOTTOM AND DROP OFF AT De Vries Animal Hospital or BMO Harris Bank) (FILL TEAR BOTTOM) ENTRY BLANK (FILL OUT, TEAR OFF BOTTOM AND DROP OFF AT De Vries Animal Hospital or BMO Harris Bank) ENTRY BLANK (FILL ============================================================================= ============================================================================= ENTRY BLANK (FILL OUT, TEAR OFF BOTTOM AND DROP OFF AT De Vries Animal Hospital or BMO Harris Bank)
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We will be accepting donations for the Elmhurst Yorkfield Food Pantry
Email: _________________________________________________________________ NAME: ____________________________________________________ Your Age: ____________ Email: _________________________________________________________________ Pet Species (cat, dog, fish, etc): ________________________________________ Breed: (Collie, Persian, etc): ________________________________________ Pet Species (cat, dog, fish, etc): ________________________________________ Breed: (Collie, Persian, etc): ________________________________________ Email: _________________________________________________________________ Pet's Age: __________ Sex: ____________ Color: ______________________________________ Pet's Age: __________ Sex: ____________ Color: ______________________________________ Pet Species (cat, dog, fish, etc): ________________________________________ Breed: (Collie, Persian, etc): ________________________________________ I do NOT wish to receive emails about other Spring Road events Magnificent I do NOT wish to receive emails about other Spring Road events Pet's Age: __________ Sex: ____________ Color: ______________________________________