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York Musical named Best Production for 2018 by IHSMTA Performers Kanzler, Lee honored for their roles in Tuck Everlasting
For the second year in a row, York High School earned the top honor at the Illinois High School Musical Theatre Awards (IHSMTA) at the Broadway Playhouse on June 4. Tuck Everlasting was honored as Best Production in the state of Illinois. Along with Best Production, Carina Kanzler (who played Mae Tuck) and Erin Lee (who performed as Winnie) were honored for their roles in Tuck Everlasting and given the chance to work with the dance captain from Chicago’s cast of Hamilton. Carina will be pursuing musical theatre at New York University next year. Erin will be a senior at York High School. In addition, Rebecca Marianetti, Theater Director at York, was named IHSMTA Best Director for 2018. This is the second year in a row that a York production was so honored. Under Marianetti’s direction, the York production of West Side Story won Best Production in 2017. Carina Kanzler was a State finalist last year for her role as Maria. IHSMTA categories include Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Scenic Design of a Musical, Best Direction of a Musical, and Best Overall Production. Five high school productions are named finalists. “It was an incredible night, one that we will all remember forever,” said Marianetti. “This recognition is a result of an incredible team of people who are all dedicated to the art of theatre, and amazing students who pour their hearts into bringing these productions to life. We are both tru-
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Members of the cast of Tuck Everlasting gather around York Theatre Director Becky Marianetti (holding playbill) to celebrate being honored as Best Production in the state of Illinois by IHSMTA.
ly humbled and filled with pride. It was such a joy to watch our students, as well as all of the other incredible high schools perform so beautifully; theatre is alive in Illinois.”
The York Performing Arts Department credits the District 205 administration and the Elmhurst community for their consistent support of the Theatre Program. Parent Jo Macario-
la made the following comment: “I am constantly blown away by York’s Performing Arts Program. These students learn so much about every aspect of theater. The Perform-
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Elmhurst-Yorkfield Food Pantry needs hygiene items
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York softball team celebrates 4th in State
The York girls softball team gathered around the trophy they received for their fourth-place finish in the IHSA Class 4A tournament held last weekend. York High School hosted a celebration for the team on Monday, June 11 to recognize their remarkable season. The girls each received a T-shirt commemorating their fourth-place finish.
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4 on the 4th organizers urge early registration Organizers of the Elmhurst Running Club 4 on the 4th race are encouraging participants to register early for the 14th annual Fourth of July run through Elmhurst. The event, presented by Prairie Path Foot & Ankle Clinic, includes a 4-mile race at 7:15 a.m. and a 1K Kids race at 8:20. Both events start and finish on Prospect Ave. between Elmhurst College and Wilder Park. Proceeds from this year’s event
will benefit the Elmhurst Children’s Assistance Foundation (ECAF). “The advantage of signing up prior to race day is twofold,” said Race Director Bob Richards of the Elmhurst Running Club. “First, the entry fee is higher on race day, and second, if you sign up early, you can get your race packet ahead of time July 1-3 at Fleet Feet Sports in Elmhurst.” For complete information and to sign up for the race, visit 4on4th.com
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Art Museum rededicates McCormick House
At a special VIP reception held Friday, June 8 at the Elmhurst Art Museum, the ribbon was cut to celebrate the rededication of the McCormick House, which was recently reconstructed and restored to its original condition. A special guest was Dirk Lohan (pictured far right), founder of Lohan Anderson architects, Principal of Wight & Company, who happens to be the grandson of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe himself! Also pictured are (from left): Gigi Owens, John McKinnon, Barry Bergdoll, Wesley Baker, Kim Eck, Bill Chittenden, Karen Matusinec, Joann Callahan, and Lohan.
Prairie Path Foot & Ankle Clinic at 136 W. Vallette St., #2, is hosting its first Hygiene Drive for the remainder of June until July 22 to benefit the local population served by the Elmhurst-Yorkfield Food Pantry (EYFP). The Clinic is collecting toothpaste, deodorant, shampoo and dish soap, all items currently listed as needed by the EYFP. The community is asked to help reach the goal of 100 of each hygiene item, which can be dropped off at the Clinic, Monday through Friday through July 22. The physicians at Prairie Path Foot & Ankle Clinic, Dr. Misty McNeill, Dr. Saera Arain and Dr. Lauren Doyle, are longtime supporters of the work of the EYFP and want to help at a time of year when the pantry is often not at the forefront of people’s minds. Dr. McNeill had this to say about the importance of this drive: “Many times, we only remember to donate during the Holidays, but the needs of community members don’t go away the rest of the year,” she said. “We want to make sure to support the local community throughout the year, while also bringing awareness to this very valuable organization.” Prairie Path Foot & Ankle Clinic will finish the drive on the same day as the Run for Hunger 5K, sponsored by the Clinic, which benefits EYFP.
Elmhurst Toyota plans annual USO Barbecue for the Troops
Elmhurst Toyota, Elmhurst BMW and Jaguar Elmhurst are once again on a summertime mission to raise awareness and funds for local troops and their families. On Saturday, July 14, they are firing up the grill to host a community fundraising event with food and fun for all ages. All proceeds will go directly to the USO of Illinois to support local military and their families. The event will be held at Elmhurst Toyota 440 W. Lake St. from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Y • Hog Roast by Double D pig roast • Chefs from Dan Gibbons’ Café Liberty cooking hamburgers, Hot dogs and Brats, • 28 Days Band will be providing LIVE music • Moon Jump and Slide for the kids from Moon Jump 4u • U.S. Army recruiters from Melrose Park • U. S. Marine recruiters from Bensenville • U. S. Air Force recruiter From Melrose Park • U.S. Army 379th Chemical unit will bring some BIG military Vehicles • US 99 will be here raffling off Rascal Flats Tickets • Pete DiCianni with be the master of ceremonies again this year. For more information, contact the dealership at 630-279-2160 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Elmhurst bids adieu to long-time developer A chance meeting with a former classmate convinced him to enlist in the US Military principally to take advantage of the GI bill. Charles H. “Chuck” Walsh, of Lake Forest He joined the National and Naples, Fla., formerly of Elmhurst, Guard 33rd Division in passed peacefully at home surrounded by Chicago and became a family members last week. Left behind to soldier in the Army, in a Charles Walsh cherish his memory are his wife, Janie, nee short time wearing the Comtess; children Charles Jr. (Violetta), Julia rank of Sergeant First Class. (Kenneth) Wegner and Katie; grandchildren Gavin, Spencer and Veronica Wegner and His education and professional life Gabrielle Walsh. Upon his return from the Korean War, Chuck attended Northwestern University Growing up in the Depression; again working his way through his off to Korean War education. Originally a Music Major, a Chuck was born in Chicago during the professor suggested he study business. Depression era and due to the difficult Chuck graduated with a Business degree times, he and his brother were placed in an from Northwestern. Working various orphanage. He went on to live and attend jobs, he settled in Elmhurst in 1967 and school in three different orphanages for raised a family there with his first wife, 11 of his first 17 years. Chuck attended the late Sophia. There in the basement of DePaul University in Chicago putting their home he created his first company, himself through school with a full time job Associated Professional Consultants, Inc. and performing as a professional musician It was a management consulting company playing the alto saxophone in a jazz band.
Charles H. Walsh Sr., who built City Hall, passes away after full life
for physicians and dentists. Chuck went on to develop several companies throughout his lifetime including the Title Company of America, Walsh Partners, Walsh and Gahlberg Real Estate Group, Inc. and Walsh and Reynold’s Financial Group. He was also instrumental in the redevelopment of downtown Elmhurst including City Hall.
help that school through troubled times, the orphanage where he spent his youth. Chuck and his wife Janie settled in Lake Forest, with their daughter Katie.
Ventures later in life The Walshs traveled throughout the world together including spending time at their home in Naples, Fla. They worked together raising His impact on the community funds for several charities including chairing Walsh was an active member of several the Catholic Charities St. Nicholas Ball. Boards including Chairman of the Board However, their best times spent together were of Governors Elmhurst Memorial Hospital in their lovely backyard listening to music and for 12 years, Chairman of Elmhurst Federal Savings, President of the Society of Medical the sounds of their beautiful waterfall. and Dental Management Consultants and Walsh left the world a better place and will Owner and Board member of the Chicago be dearly missed by everyone who ever met White Sox and Chicago Bulls Teams. him. As a lifelong fan of Frank Sinatra, “He Philanthropy was very important to Chuck did it his way.” as he contributed his time and treasure to Mass of Christian Burial took place on various organizations including Veteran’s Friday, June 8, 2018, at St. Patrick Catholic groups and Catholic Charities. Most dear to Church, 950 W. Everett, Lake Forest. In lieu his heart was his involvement with Maryville of flowers, memorial contributions may be Academy in Des Plaines, where he served as Chairman of the Chuckwagon Fundraiser made to Maryville Academy Development Department, 1150 N. River Road, Des Plaines, and as Chairman of the Board for several IL 60016 or visit maryvilleacademy.org. years. He was most proud of his ability to
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York Dukes: 2018 Class 4A IHSA super-sectional champions.
York softball finishes fourth in state Derkowski strikes out 18 in two games in East Peoria
By Mike Miazga CORRESPONDENT
The York softball team’s memorable season concluded with a fourthplace finish at the recent Class 4A state finals in East Peoria. The Dukes lost 2-0 to Palatine in the third-place game after losing 3-1 to eventual state-champion Rock Island in the state semifinals. In the 2-0 loss to Palatine, York was limited to two hits, both by shortstop Katherine Karnatz, who
also drew a walk out of the leadoff spot. Palatine scored a single run in the first inning and another in the sixth inning. York pitcher Lauren Derkowski was equally on point. She allowed only four hits and one earned run in seven innings in search of her 20th win of the season. Derkowski struck out six and walked only two on the cloudy 80-degree day. York finished the season 28-14-1. The Dukes were in the state finals for the third time in school history and second time since 2013. That 2013 team also finished fourth. In the semifinals against Rock Island, York trailed 1-0 after three innings and 3-0 after four. The Dukes scored their lone run in the bottom
of the seventh inning. Madison Collins doubled to right field and was pinch-run for by Sophia Tracjevski. After a strikeout, Izzy Smith singled through the right side scoring Tracjevski. Collins had two of York’s three hits. Smith had the other. Derkowski went the distance, allowing seven hits and three earned runs, but struck out 12 and walked only one. Derkowski finished the season with 256 strikeouts in 159 innings to cap an impressive freshman season. She came into the state semifinals with a 1.69 ERA. York also came into East Peoria with 35 home runs but did not hit any in the two games. Smith ended up leading the team with nine homers, while Kyra Kroll
had seven and Collins and Lauren Derkowski had five each. York qualified for the state semifinals after a 5-3 win over St. Charles North in a Class 4A supersectional game held at the Chicago Bandits stadium in Rosemont. York led 1-0 after the first inning and tacked on a pair in the fourth to take a 3-0 lead. The Dukes added two runs in the seventh to go up 5-0 and then withstood a St. Charles North seventh-inning rally that saw the North Stars score three runs. York had 12 hits in the game. Karnatz went 3-for-4 with two runs scored. Jane Moran went 2-for3 with a run scored and two RBI. Collins was 2-for-4 with an RBI. Andrea Meagher had two hits and a run scored. Mia Tran had a hit, a run
scored and an RBI. Derkowski had an RBI. Smith had a double in the game, Tran tripled and Moran hit a home run. In the first inning, Karnatz singled and went to second on a Moran sacrifice. Collins then singled on a live drive to center, scoring Karnatz. In the fourth, Meagher singled with one out and scored on a Tran triple. Tran then scored on a Derkowski sacrifice fly to give York a 3-0 lead. Karnatz singled to lead off the seventh and scored on Moran’s tworun home run to round out the the York scoring. Derkowski was the winning pitcher. She allowed just three hits and two earned runs, while striking out nine and walking only two.
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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.
June 4 A complainant at Washington Park told police at around 9:38 p.m. that a victim attempted to hug another child, and the mother of that child grabbed the victim’s arm to stop the victim. The complainant feels the amount of time the other parent held onto the victim’s arm was excessive. There were no visible injuries to the victim’s arm. June 3 Police said officers responded to the report of a fight in progress in the 100 block of S. Prospect at around 5:39 p.m. Upon arrival, officers observed several people having a verbal and physical altercation. All parties calmed down, and while investigating further, one of the patrons involved passed out. Paramedics were called, and after regaining consciousness, the person who passed out was transported to Elmhurst Hospital for treatment. No arrests were made.
Criminal damage, criminal defacement, criminal trespass to property, vandalism
June 3 Victims in the 200 block of Elm told police that they heard something shatter the window at the northwest corner of the residence at around 11:40 p.m. They ran outside to check the area and did not see any vehicles or pedestrians near the residence. June 2 A reporting officer responded to Jefferson School for a report of damage to a school sign at around 11:09 a.m. Upon arrival, the officer observed the large blue and orange Jefferson School sign had been damaged and was laying in the grass. An Elmhurst school district representative was contacted and advised of the damage.
Domestic battery, domestic incident, dispute, disturbance
June 5 Police said officers responded to the area of Grand Avenue and I-290 at around 11:32 a.m. for a domestic battery complaint where a male told police he was hit by a female. The caller then disconnected. Upon calling the number back, a female answered and stated she was out of her vehicle but she did not know where she was. The female stated she was “smacked.” The female then disconnected. None of the involved parties were able to be located. June 4 A 20-year-old North Riverside man was charged with domestic battery near Route 83 and St. Charles at around 5:54 a.m. A reporting officer responded for a physical domestic, where the suspect allegedly had battered his girlfriend. June 3 A victim in the 300 block of W. St. Charles
CALL 800-222-TIPS told police at around 5:07 p.m. that while she attempted to see her daughter and her mother, suspects came up to her, began yelling, then shoved her. The suspects related the victim started an argument and they were trying to protect their mother from the victim. Due to conflicting stories, no arrests were made at this time.
DUI, illegal transportation of alcohol, open alcohol in public, consumption of alcohol by a minor
June 3 Police said officers responded to a call for a disturbance and met with suspect James Kaczmarczyk, 20, of North Riverside, and a witness who advised they were at a party in an apartment complex in the 300 block of S. Berkley when an altercation ensued at around 4:02 a.m., and Kaczmarczyk was reportedly struck in the head by another male suspect. Kaczmarczyk was issued citations for public intoxication and consumption of alcohol by a minor. Cienna Neag, 20, of Oak Park, was issued a citation for consumption of alcohol by a minor. Officers were unable to make contact with the male suspect. June 2 Grant T. Newport, 32, of Bensenville, was charged with DUI and improper lane usage subsequent to a traffic stop near York and Lake at around 1:16 a.m. Police said that while an officer was on patrol in the 600 block of W. North at around 12:01 a.m., the officer observed two parked vehicles in a closed business parking lot, and one of the vehicles appeared to be occupied. Nestor L. Sanchez, 49, of Forest Park, was located behind the driver’s seat, according to police. Police said a consent search of the vehicle yielded a 3/4 full open beer can. Sanchez was issued a citation for open liquor in a vehicle. Police said an officer responded for a report of a DUI driver in the 400 block of N. York at around 9:38 p.m. The suspect was arrested for DUI. A search of the suspect yielded a rolledup dollar bill containing a white powdery residue, according to police. The suspect was released without charges pending lab results. June 1 Michael Matykiewicz, 43, of Elmhurst, was issued citations for DUI and improper parking in a roadway subsequent to a call for a suspicious vehicle parked at an intersection near First and Addison at around 2:36 a.m.
Jan. 1-June 5 A victim in the 700 block of S. Bryan told police he has been continually receiving harassing telephone messages from his ex-girlfriend. The victim does not want to sign com-
plaints. The suspect agreed to cease all contact.
June 2 Police said a suspect in the 100 block of W. Madison used Facebook Messenger to contact a complainant regarding some items he wanted returned. The complainant told him to come and get them, and the suspect responded with negative comments and threats. A reporting officer attempted to talk to the suspect; however the suspect hung up. The complainant was advised to call 911 if the suspect came to their home.
June 3 Police said officers responded to a call for people swimming at an Elmhurst Park District pool in the 400 block of E. Schiller after hours. Officers observed two juveniles kneeling next to the diving board and another in the pool. All three were issued citations for trespassing and released to their parents.
Possession of cannabis, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a controlled substance
June 6 Korei M. Irvin, 24, of Chicago, was issued citations for possession of cannabis, failure to secure a child and no lights when required subsequent to a traffic stop near North and Willow at around 2:12 a.m. Police said an agent for the victim’s company reported a subject refusing to leave the property. Gino Pisellini, 31, of Itasca was found to be in possession of drug paraphernalia, according to police. He was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and was issued a trespass notice. Tyra Vernon, 19, of Bellwood, was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, no valid driver’s license, no rear registration plate and no insurance subsequent to a traffic stop near Roosevelt and York at around 11:48 p.m. June 5 Deandre C. Thomas, 25, of Chicago, was charged with unlawful possession of a controlled substance, no tail lights, no insurance and a loud muffler near Holly and St. Charles at around 2:22 a.m. Police said the subsequent to a traffic stop, a search of Thomas’ vehicle yielded cannabis and MDMA. June 3 Jason E. Tripoli, 32, of Homewood, was issued a citation for possession of cannabis subsequent to a report of a suspicious person in the 100 block of W. First at around 3:34 p.m. June 2 Daniel Loe, 27, of Elmhurst, was charged with possession of cannabis, driving while license suspended, expired registration and no insurance subsequent to a traffic stop near County Line and Grand at around 2:41 a.m. June 1 Ladarren D. Paxton, 20, of Willowbrook, was issued citations for possession of cannabis and no insurance subsequent to a traffic stop in the 200 block of Illinois at around 1:52 a.m. May 31 John J. Floro, 23, of Bloomingdale, was issued citations for possession of cannabis, no insurance and no seat belt subsequent to a traffic stop near York and Industrial at around 7:11 p.m.
June 6 A complainant in the 800 block of S. Poplar told police at around 8:25 p.m. that she is house sitting, and a solicitor came to the house on two separate occasions. The solicitor remained on the property for a few minutes, and did not visit any neighbor’s homes. The responding officer will check with City Hall to see if any solicitors were supposed to be in
May 31 Police said that subsequent to a theft of tires/ wheels which occurred in Lombard, an officer located the suspect’s vehicle near Roosevelt and I-290 at around 4:51 a.m., and conducted a traffic stop. During the stop the suspect’s vehicle was involved in a minor crash with a police vehicle. All three of the vehicle’s occupants were arrested and turned over to the custody of the Lombard Police Department. Illinois State Police completed a traffic crash report and issued the suspect a citation for failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident and no insurance.
May 29 A complainant in the 200 block of S. Berkley told police at around 9:25 a.m. that she has been receiving phone calls with no one speaking on the other line. In addition, an unknown person has been ringing her doorbell in the early morning hours.
Theft/burglary/attempted theft or burglary/identity theft/fraud/forgery/ deceptive practice/ obstruction/robbery
June 4 Identity theft was reported in the 900 block of S. Colfax at around 4:08 p.m. A victim told police that an unknown suspect opened a Verizon phone line under her name. Police said officers responded for an identity theft that just occurred at an auto dealership in the 200 block of W. Grand at around 6:16 p.m. Police said officers received information from the complainant, who related that one of the dealer’s vehicles was fraudulently purchased. An investigation is pending.
June 2-June 3 A complainant in the 600 block of W. North advised that his company’s trailer was parked in the Diplomat West parking lot during the above dates. A witness contacted an employee of the company and related she observed a suspect enter the trailer. The complainant advised nothing appeared to be missing from the trailer at this time.
June 1 Identity theft was reported in the 300 block of N. Ridgeland. A victim told police that she received a pop-up message on her computer to contact an 800 number to resolve her computer issue. She contacted the number, let the individual gain access to her computer and gave her credit card number so it could be charged for services to fix her computer. The victim then grew suspicious, and called Apple Support which advised her that the callers were fraudulent. The victim contacted her credit card company, and was advised her credit card had not been charged and her card was canceled.
May 31 Police said officers responded to the 400
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Registration is now open for the 2018 ‘Cue for a Cause Elmhurst team ‘Big Daddy Q’ returns to defend 2017 title
Calling all backyard cooks! Registration has opened for the Elmhurst WalkIn Assistance Network’s annual ‘Cue for a Cause. This Labor Day Weekend fundraiser provides an opportunity for local amateur barbecue enthusiasts to test their skills against one another. A lucky few will go home as award-winning chefs. The competition includes categories in smoked ribs, chicken, and sauce. The team with the highest composite score will win the title of Grand Champion. Elmhurst residents Mike Juneman and Steve Infante, otherwise known as “Big Daddy Q,” were named Grand Champions at last year’s event. Though longtime barbecue lovers, neither had ever competed. Juneman said he had had a blast as an attendee at the event the previous year, and family members talked him into competing in 2017. “Steve and I had no expectations to win going into the competition,” he said. “We were just focusing on having fun. Obviously it was nice to win, but it was also great to have such an amazing time, and we were even able to pick up some tips from the other competitors we met.” Big Daddy Q will be back to defend their title this year, and Juneman encourages anyone considering participating to go for it as well. His only advice: “Have fun and keep it simple. And remember, anyone can do it!” Competitors cook for a panel of judges and not the general public. Health laws do not allow for competitors to feed the public, and as amateur chefs, most wouldn’t even have the capacity to cook for the crowd the event attracts. But BBQ Jim’s food truck will be on site to satisfy all barbecue cravings, and the public will have the chance to sample
the competitors’ sauces and vote on their favorites. To see a full list of the rules and to register, teams should go to the EWAN website at ewanet.org. The fee to compete is $100 for a single category and $125 to compete for the grand championship. In addition to a large trophy, the grand champions will win $250 and free entry into the following year’s ‘Cue. The day will offer plenty for non-competitors as well. Live bands will play throughout the day. “We’re bringing back the Elmhurst College Jazz Band, and the PettyCash Band this year. Also playing will be the School of Rock, and Mr. Chow,” said EWAN Executive Director Jackie Crnkovich. Attendees will be able to enjoy a cold beer or a root beer float while listening to the music, participating in the bags tournament, or checking out some great raffle prizes. A play area with a wide array of games and activities will keep the kids occupied as well. All the favorites will be back, including face painting, a giant slide, and a Lego®-building area. “The whole event has a great farewell-to-summer vibe, and all for the benefit of the community,” said Crnkovich. All proceeds from the event go to help neighbors visiting the Elmhurst Walk-In Assistance Network. This local notfor-profit provides emergency financial assistance to residents that are going through a tough time. The ‘Cue for a Cause will take place on Sunday, Sep. 2 in the City parking lot at York and Vallette from noon until 8 p.m. To register to compete or to learn more about EWAN, go to the website ewanet.org.
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Pictured are Elmhurst residents Mike Juneman (left) and Steve Infante, also known as the “Big Daddy Q” team, holding up the trophy they received after being named the 2017 Grand Champions of “Cue for the Cause.” This year’s rib festival event to benefit the Elmhurst Walk-In Assistance Network (EWAN) is scheduled for Labor Day Weekend, that is, Sunday, Sep. 2. Big Daddy Q plans to be there to defend their title.
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block of S. Spring at around 3:33 p.m. for a report of a theft that had just occurred at an auto parts store. A complainant told police that Terrell Aldridge, 35, of Chicago, walked out with a can of A/C Pro. According to police, Aldridge was later located, charged with retail theft, illegal transportation of alcohol and driving while license suspended. A complainant at a bank in the 300 block of S. Route 83 told police around 11:42 a.m. that two suspects came to the bank and time and used a “quick change” scheme. An investigation is pending. A victim in the 1200 block of S. Prospect told police at around 10:55 a.m. that her bank statement showed a check she did not write had been cashed. The victim stated she had checks missing from her checkbook. She suspects a former employee fraudulently cashed the checks. This case is pending investigation. May 29 Identity theft was reported at around 8:24 a.m. A victim told police that he received an e-mail from Chase Bank stating they received a request to add a user on his Chase credit card account. The victim advised Chase that he does not know this suspect and he never authorized this transac-
tion. Chase had also mailed a credit card to the suspect. The victim’s credit card was canceled and no unauthorized charges have been made. May 25 Theft of unattended property was reported in the 400 block of W. Butterfield at around 2:45 p.m. Police said a complainant came into the station to report while he was doing yard work, he placed his vape pen on the sidewalk walkway of his home. He walked away for a few minutes, and when he returned, the vape pen was gone. The two suspects were described as white males around 15 years old. One was 5-8, 160 pounds with brown hair, wearing gray shorts and no shirt. The second was around 5-8 to 5-10, 200 pounds with blond hair and wearing white gym shorts and a gray T-shirt.
Unlawful use of a weapon
June 6 Police said officers responded to the area of I-290 and N. York at around 5:19 a.m. for an ISPERN message regarding an unlawful use of a weapon where William Morataya, 45, of Bloomingdale, displayed a
handgun to a victim while driving on I-290. Both subjects eventually exited onto N. York where police said Morataya eventually crashed into another vehicle. He was eventually stopped and placed under arrest. He was issued citations for failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident and no insurance. He was released into the custody of the Illinois State Police regarding the unlawful use of a weapon.
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June 3 Police said that subsequent to a traffic stop near Schiller and Willow at around 2:05 a.m., Maribel Bueno, 23, of Chicago, was found to be DUI. A search of the vehicle yielded two cannabis smoking pipes, according to police. Maribel was charged with DUI, possession of drug paraphernalia and disobeying a stop sign. Cesar O. Bueno, 22, of Chicago, a passenger in the vehicle, was found to have an active warrant out of the Cook County Sheriff’s Office and an active order of protection with Maribel as the protected person. Cesar Bueno charged with violation of an order of protection and transported to DuPage County Jail on the warrant and VOOP charge.
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Slices of life
Winding down at the end of the season It’s a wrap. Another school year complete – in the books. TGIF: Thank Goodness It’s Finished. Because I am tired. It happens every year. Let’s face it, being a parent can be taxing. Being a parent with kids in school can be exhausting. We start out strong in September – am I right? Lunch accounts are in the black. Healthy snacks line the shelves of the pantry and fridge. A dozen or more sharpened number two pencils are lined up in the homework station drawer; ditto that for extra erasers and pens in working order. We check the school’s parent website every Friday. Weekly progress reports are signed Sunday evening with ease, folded neatly and placed in the designated backpack pocket to ensure effortless retrieval Monday morning. Bedtime rituals are in place, as are bedtimes themselves. Weather-appropriate clothes are laundered and folded. A week’s worth of clean underwear and socks lie ready in dresser drawers. We start out strong. Then September morphs into October and that unfolds into November and later
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December and we realize this is no short-lived stint. It’s a grueling test of endurance and fortitude and we still have months to go before we sleep. And as those months unravel, one by one by one, so does the perfect life we intended back in September. Lunch accounts dwindle, as do healthy snack choices. When did chips (both potato and chocolate) become afterschool staples? By March, matching socks are practically out of the question, but that’s okay because no one matches socks anymore anyway. Not if you’re cool, at least. Shorts are worn yearround, even in the most wintery of climates. Tennis shoes sport holes and broken laces, but what mom in her right mind is going to invest in another
pair at this point in the race? We’re nearing mile marker 25 for goodness sakes. Everyone knows a kid’s feet grow in the summer, so shoes purchased in April would be of no service come fall. We scour the house for a working pencil and rejoice when we find the bottom half of one pinched between the cushions of the couch. The eraser is missing (of course) but we find a nubbin in the junk drawer, previously known as the homework station drawer. Weekly progress reports lie crumpled and forgotten at the bottom of a backpack. They are accompanied by candy wrappers, a tennis ball, discarded gym t-shirt, a lone sock and seven pencils. We should have thought to look there earlier in the day. Every Friday I get a notification from the school that I can take a peek at which assignments my kid is missing. I got an email a more than a month ago that midterm grades were available online. I’ve yet to check grades and I’ve stopped looking to see what assignments I’m supposed to harp on my
kid about each week. I can’t bring myself to click on the link because my harping wore out sometime around late April. In the final weeks of the school year, when we are at our most vulnerable state, one thing is certain: there will be at least one gigantic school project requiring hours and hours of research and preparation and learning. It goes without saying that this is a group project. Group projects are every parent’s favorite because they require more planning than any kid is capable of because to them a Monday morning deadline sounds very far off until Sunday afternoon when things suddenly become imminent and the group has to find a way to get together somehow and can someone’s mom give someone a ride now so this project can get done, or at least started. If you are the parent lucky enough to live in the home where the group decides to meet you also find yourself with the opportunity to provide them with pizza at 11:00 the night before the gigantic project is due. This year I drove him to school each morning and we used to try to
get there with five or 10 minutes to spare. That was in September when the newness of the year filled us with optimism and honor roll hopefulness. In the last weeks we cut the time gap down to seconds. I turned into the school driveway and braked to a slow roll as he jumped out and dashed into the building. I was often the one running late because it was May and I was tired. Not sleepy tired, but tired as in ready for summer tired. Ready to be done with schedules and homework and really gigantic projects. I feel that way now, but it won’t last. Come next September I’ll be summer-energized and unapologetically optimistic about my upcoming school-year performance. It happens every year. Hopefully I’ve only two to go.
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.
Estate sales…the thrill of the hunt
I never was a garage saler and the two times I had my own, 20 years apart, I vowed never again. Yet, for some unknown reason, estate sales are now beckoning me. Perhaps it’s because there is whole house full of stuff to peruse, and you get to house gawk at the same time, one of my favorite pastimes. The listings of local estate sales get emailed and posted on Facebook and I scroll through the photos to determine if there are any treasures that entice me. Luckily, most of the time, there’s not. But there was a sale recently at a very lovely home that intrigued me. I showed up early to get in line with the other estate sale addicts, usually retired folks who have the luxury of being out shopping at 9 am on a weekday. Joining them is one of the perks I have of working from home. It also fascinates me that most of the people at estate sales are folks who are older than me. I’m at the point now where I don’t need another goshdang thing, and I wonder about the senior citizens there before me. What do they need? Just looking for a bargain? I’ve yet to make any large purchases at these sales. I do occasion-
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ally come home with more glassware (that I don’t need) and books (that I don’t need). Yet I cannot stop. The other day I was driving home from a lunch meeting and I saw signs at the intersection pointing to an estate sale. So I turned, even though it was not my direction home. I kept following the signs that led me clear to the other side of town. (Estate Sale Company, kudos to you; your signs work.) When I got there, I joined the thong of cars parked along the road and wandered into the home. I strolled from room to room, admiring the wares and the property. I resisted temptation and left empty-handed. Then on my way home, I saw signs from a different purveyor pointing to their estate sale. I followed. I found. I parked. I entered. I perused. I resisted. I left.
En route to my house, signs from a third estate sale company grabbed my attention. I laughed and I followed them too. Obviously a busy day for estate sales in my town. This one had pretty glasses and dishes and odds and ends that captured my fancy. I had my hands full as I wandered. And then I stopped myself. There was not a thing I needed. I put the things back. I asked myself: Do I really need this ashtray? An ashtray! We don’t smoke and no one we know smokes and nobody I
know has ashtrays anymore. But it was so pretty. It was heavy glass, round, a gorgeous deep red color and I thought it would be cool to burn incense in. As I type I wish I would have bought it. I came home with no purchases. I can’t stop myself though. If my hubby and I are out and about on the weekend and we come across an estate sale, I make him stop. I hope it’s a passing fad and I will lose the desire. So far that’s not happening. I look at some gorgeous furniture or whatnot and I say, “If we had an
old home or a B&B or retreat center, this would be awesome.” But we don’t, so we don’t buy. That’s a good thing. I could fill up my basement with possibilities and when I kick the bucket, my own estate sale would be an eclectic mix. Perhaps it’s just the thrill of discovery. You never know what you will come across. So I have a hunch I will keep going. I just might come across another ashtray. Kelly Epperson invites you to join her email newsletter at www.kellyepperson.com.
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Accident occurs Saturday evening
At about 6 p.m. on Saturday, June 9, there was a two-car collision at northeast corner of York St. and Butterfield Road in Elmhurst. One of the cars, pictured here, was completely overturned onto its roof. Passengers were taken away by ambulance. At press time, neither estimates of the damage nor the extent of personal injuries were available.
Oak Meadows Preserve named ‘Renovation of the Year’ by Golf Inc.
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and is enjoying its full grand-opening season in 2018. Golfer feedback on the new layout, designed by renowned golf course architect Greg Martin, has been extremely positive, and elite golfers will test the new track on July 9 when The Preserve serves as a qualifying site for the U.S. Amateur Championship. The property was reconfigured to reduce flooding in nearby communities by holding an additional 20 million gallons of stormwater from Salt Creek during flood events while also minimizing flood damage to the course. Only 15 percent of the 288 acres is dedicated to fairways, greens and teeing areas, and the number of holes was reduced from 27 to 18. In addition, 25 acres of new wetlands and 43 acres of riparian habitat were created and 1.25 miles along the Salt Creek corridor were restored to improve water quality and plant and animal diversity. Other improvements include more than 100 acres of restored upland habi-
Man arrested after threats against Glenbard West High School DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert Berlin and Glen Ellyn Chief of Police Philip Norton announced last week that a Glen Ellyn man has been charged with one count of Disorderly Conduct (Class 4 Felony) for allegedly posting threatening messages directed at Glenbard West High School. Timothy O’Dea, 20 (d.o.b. 8/9/1997) of the 800 block of Glen Oak Avenue, was taken into custody at the Glen Ellyn Police Department. He was released a short time later after posting the necessary 10% of his $30,000 bond, or $3,000.
On March 19, 2018, employees at Glenbard West High School located several threatening messages placed throughout the school campus. It is alleged in the complaint that at approximately 9 p.m. on March 18, O’Dea “knowingly transmitted a threat of violence, death or bodily harm at Glenbard West High School … directed at persons at a school, school function, or school event, whether or not school is in session.” Authorities at the school contacted the Glen Ellyn Police Department who conducted an investigation into the alleged threat. An investigation
into the matter continues and anyone with information is asked to contact the Glen Ellyn Police Department at (630) 469-1187. “My office takes any threat made against a school extremely seriously and anyone found guilty of making any threat directed at a school will be held accountable,” Berlin said. O’Dea’s next court appearance is scheduled for July 5, 2018, in front of Judge John Kinsella. Members of the public are reminded that this complaint contains only charges and is not proof of the defendant’s guilt.
Sen. Tom Cullerton pushes measure to cut legislators’ pay Members of the Illinois General Assembly will not receive a scheduled pay increase this year, thanks to a new law supported by State Senator Tom Cullerton (D-Villa Park). Cullerton supported House Bill 3342, which stops automatic increase in mileage reimbursements and per diem rates, which passed on Wednesday. “Public service means sharing the sacrifices to protect the needs of
DuPage County residents,” he said. “The commonsense measure will direct state dollars where they are needed the most.” Cullerton voted to cut his pay every year he has been in the General Assembly. House Bill 3342 freezes the Illinois General Assembly’s mileage reimbursement and per diem rates for the upcoming year. He also refused to accept a pension from the
state general assembly pension system. “I’m here to represent the people of the 23rd Senate District. As communities across our district suffer from high property tax bills, legislators should not be collecting a pay increase on the backs of hard-working families,” he said. “This measure will help ensure vital programs such as meals on wheels and veterans programs are funded properly.”
tat and a connection to the regional Salt Creek Greenway Trail, making The Preserve accessible to hikers, joggers and cyclists. The Forest Preserve District of DuPage County and partners the DuPage Salt Creek Workgroup and DuPage County Stormwater Management funded the restoration project. The River Prairie Group of the Sierra Club also supported the project’s initiatives. The rainiest May in recorded history tested The Preserve’s reengineered stormwater management. The former golf course would have been closed at least 16 of the 31 days in May due to flooding. However, the improved golf course remained open the entire month and helped protect the community from flooding.
VISION by Dr. Mark Skowron
It is important to check “peripheral” (side) vision during an eye exam because blind spots (“scotomas”) could be indications of eye diseases or conditions that require treatment. A “visual field test” determines the full horizontal and vertical range of what a person can see when his or her eyes are trained on a target object straight ahead. A peripheral vision problem may be detected even though central vision may be fine. In moderate and severe cases of peripheral vision loss, vision may be limited to the extent of producing the sensation of looking through a narrow tube (“tunnel vision”). Otherwise, the size and position of less vision-limiting blind spots may help to identify glaucoma, optic nerve damage, and other problems. From birth on, the eye exam is the best and only accurate means of detecting disorders so that proper treatment can be given. Regular screening for problems that might require urgent attention has been statistically proven to reduce the incidence of vision loss. To schedule an eye exam, please call SKOWRON EYE CARE. We provide treatment for eye diseases and eye injuries, as well offer custom contact lens fittings and a large selection of frames at competitive prices. To schedule an exam, please call us today. At Skowron Eye Care, our mission is your vision. P.S. A vision field test may prove helpful to athletes and outdoor enthusiasts who want to be aware of any limitations in their field of vision that may be hampering their performance.
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can blend ecological initiatives with golf and recreation,” he said. “We’re thrilled and humbled to receive recognition for our vision for this preserve.” Other awards The Preserve at Oak Meadows has also won: ● 2017 Green Star environmental award from Golf Digest for its environmental solution by golf development ● Force of Nature Award from Chicago Wilderness for serving as a role model with its conservation and restoration efforts ● 2017 Merit Award from the American Society of Landscape Architects ● No. 6 in Illinois (No. 1 in DuPage County) in Golfweek’s 2018 Best Courses You Can Play The Preserve underwent a major two-year environmental restoration to improve stormwater management and water quality for Salt Creek, enhance habitat for fish and other aquatic species and create a premier 18-hole public golf destination. It reopened for a brief preview season in late summer 2017
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by Jeffrey T. Boland Licensed Orthodontic Specialist
OUT OF SIGHT “Lingual braces” are somewhat like the “dark side of the moon” in that they are not visible to casual onlookers. Theby word “lingual”T.means “relating Jeffrey Boland to the tongue.” Lingual braces are Licensed Orthodontic Specialist fitted to the inner sides of the teeth, which, of course, face the tongue. Invented by Dr. Craven Kurz in 1976, lingual braces were developed with the intention of treating patients (including actors, television announcers, etc.) who needed to have their teeth straightened without drawing attention to the “tin grin” of metal braces, which could endanger their job status. This original form of “invisible braces,” which utilizes the brackets, wires, and elastics most often associated with traditional (buccal) braces, remains an option for those concerned about their looks. The best way to find out if lingual braces are right for you is to have a consultation appointment with an orthodontist. To schedule a consultation, please call our office. Our office uses braces and other orthodontic appliances to improve smiles and dental health, making children and adults look and feel better. Available by appointment, we honor all kinds of insurance and charge zero interest on our financing. Straighter Smiles Are Our Specialty! P.S. Lingual braces tend to work a bit more slowly than traditional braces. 318139
Preserve earns accolades from environmentalist, golfers alike
Golf Inc. magazine has named The Forest Preserve District of DuPage County’s The Preserve at Oak Meadows the No. 1 “Renovation of the Year” for public golf courses in the world in its May/June 2018 issue. It is the fifth award The Preserve has won for its innovative design and environmental features since it reopened in late summer 2017. Golf Inc. judges called The Preserve at Oak Meadows “a good example of the golf course acting as an open space amenity that preserves valued natural habitat and provides needed flood control measures,” adding, “this project meets and exceeds the complex goals set forth by the many regulatory agencies involved.” Forest Preserve District of DuPage County President Joe Cantore said the latest recognition is further affirmation that the District achieved its goals for the preserve. “Our goal all along was to be a model for how conservation agencies
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Head wrestling coach named at York High School Nick Metcalf began his wrestling career at the age of 11 for the Villa Park Young Warriors Wrestling Club. He attended Willowbrook High School where he had a successful wrestling record. Nick attended Eastern Illinois University and then Elmhurst College. He studied Kinesiology and Secondary Education at Elmhurst College. Nick wrestled for the Blue Jays and current head coach Steve Marianetti. Nick started his coaching career in 2007 at York High School as an assistant coach. He then became an assistant wrestling coach at Willowbrook Nick Metcalf and Oswego East. Nick returned to York during 2015-2016 school year as Physical Education/Health/Dr.Ed/Special Education teacher and coach. “Nick has done a tremendous job coaching the students in the wrestling program at York. He leads by example and the kids love him! We are fortunate to have Nick as our next head coach,” said Rob Wagner, York Assistant Principal for Athletics.
Health Department’s suicide hotline can save lives Suicide is something that can affect anyone, including the recent deaths of celebrities Anthony Bourdain and Kate Spade, to your family, friends and members of the community. The DuPage County Health Department has issued a reminder of the importance of suicide prevention and the services offered. Suicide is preventable and with the proper education, everyone can become more aware of the warning signs and how help may be provided to someone struggling with depression. A mental health crisis can be any situation where an individual is exhibiting extreme emotional disturbance or distress. Examples of mental health crises can include depression, trauma, eating disorders, substance abuse, selfinjury and suicidal thoughts. If you, a friend or a family member is experiencing a mental health crisis, there are many resources available. The DuPage County Health Department offers a local Crisis Hotline (630) 627-1700, for anyone experiencing a variety of mental health crises, or callers who may be in need of other resources within the County. Trained counselors are a text message away. To reach the
Crisis Text Line, text REACH to 741741. The Crisis Text Line serves anyone in any type of crisis, and provides access to free, 24/7 support and information. In addition, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a network of 161 centers across the country that offers free and confidential emotional support to people in crisis or distress. The Health Department recognizes the need for more suicide prevention and joined the national network in 2012 to provide more crisis assistance to residents. The goals of the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline are: easy access to assistance; reaching more people who are at risk; and ensuring a high level of quality service to people who are seeking help. If you or someone you know is having thoughts of suicide, or are feeling overwhelmed and alone, contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (800) 273-TALK or the Crisis Hotline (630) 627-1700 and take the first-step in working toward wellness. All calls received by the Health Department through the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, as well as the Crisis Hotline are answered by clinical staff who are trained in crisis intervention and have the skills to aid callers in distress.
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Donations sought for AAUW annual book sale The American Association of University Women (AAUW) Elmhurst Area Branch is collecting books and media for its annual sale. The group is looking for gently used books, CDs and DVDs to sell at its Used Book Sale, which will take place Aug. 2 – Aug. 5 at Lincoln Elementary School, 565 S. Fairfield Ave. NOTE No VHS or cassette tapes accepted. Proceeds from the sale of books benefit local AAUW scholarships and national AAUW programs and re-
inside the store Drive-up/Drop-off available Books may also be dropped off at Lincoln School Entrance #10 from 9am to 12 noon on Wednesdays and Saturdays from June 20th through July 28th. This entrance is on the south side of the school facing the playground. For more information please visit aauwelmhurst.org. To schedule a special pickup of donations, please call 630-834-5415 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Taken before the 2017 sale, this photo shows AAUW Membership Co-Chair Deb Markello (left) and outgoing President Jan Summers placing books into a barrel outside Lincoln School. It’s time to clear off the bookshelves and consider donating to the AAUW’s annual Used Book Sale, which is coming Thursday-Sunday, Aug. 2-5. Book barrels will be around town beginning June 18-July 28.
Elmhurst Speaks series to present Death Café at Bethel UCC Elmhurst Speaks: Sparking Minds, Hearts and Conversations is an outreach of Bethel United Church of Christ to Elmhurst and surrounding communities, offering programs that entertain, inform, and inspire along with the opportunity to experience Bethel’s hospitality. The next program in the series, Death Café, will be an open forum discussion on death, dying, grief, and what gives life meaning. It takes place on Wednesday, June 27 at 7 p.m. in Bethel’s Welcome Center. The discussion will be led by Fawn Hoener, hospice nurse and author of A Holy Errand. At a Death Café, people with many different faith perspectives, or no faith at all, talk about death, without
search for women and girls. Books and media can be dropped off in barrels and bins with the familiar yellow signs at the following locations from June 18 through July 28: • Lincoln Elementary School – 565 S. Fairfield Avenue- outside front door • Elmhurst Public Library - 125 S. Prospect Ave. – outside (before book drops) • Courts Plus - 186 S. West Ave – inside the Courts Plus entrance • Jewel Osco - 944 S. York Road –
an agenda, bias, or set end-purpose. The aim of these small group-directed interactions is to increase awareness of death to help people make the most of their (finite) lives. Come join a lively, interactive discussion of things that matter most to us. By talking honestly about death we seek to live fully until our last breath. All are welcome. Bethel UCC is located at 315 E. St. Charles Rd. in Elmhurst. Parking is available behind the church and church facilities are fully accessible. Please enter from St. Charles Rd. or Huntington Lane off Poplar. For more information, call 630-279-4040 or visit bethel-ucc.org. To learn more about Death Café, visit Deathcafe. com.
July 5th - Summit - Good Time Rock n’ Roll July 19th - Lake Effect - Pop Music August 2nd - Cathy Richardson - Elmhurst’s Own Grammy Nominated Rock Goddess August 16th - Gayle & Nick Bisesi - Jazz Standards & Vocals
Bring a blanket or a chair and enjoy local entertainment as the sun sets. For more, information about these concerts and all events on Spring Road www.springroad.com
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Create Patriotic Paperflower Craft at the Abbey Enjoy a crafty experience with Elmhurst Park District’s Paperflower American Flag class on Friday, June 15 from 9:30-11:30 a.m. Creating paper flowers is fun and relaxing. Take your handmade paper flowers and turn them into an American flag, perfect for displaying from Memorial Day to 4th of July to Labor Day. All materials provided. Fee is $34 residents/$39 non-residents. Ages 18 and up. For more information or to register, please call (630) 993-8901 or visit epd.org See Tony-nominated musical Waitress with Park District Join Elmhurst Park District as we travel to Cadillac Palace Theatre for a performance of the Tony-nominated musical Waitress on Wednesday, July 11. A waitress and expert pie maker, Jenna dreams of a way out of her small town and loveless marriage. A baking contest in a nearby county and the town’s new doctor may offer her a chance at a fresh start. Fee is $91 residents/$96 non-residents and includes ticket and transportation. Trip will leave from The Abbey promptly at 12:30 p.m. and arrive back in Elmhurst at about 5:45 p.m. Ages 21 and up. For more information or to register, please call (630) 993-8901 or visit epd.org.
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York grad begins his future at University of Kansas Knupp earns full ride Evans Scholarship By Patti Pagni
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Recent York High School graduate Nolan Knupp dreams of designing and building houses one day, and trusts an architectural engineering degree from the University of Kansas will set the foundation that helps make that dream come true. Building on that success is that, thanks to the Chick Evans Caddie Scholarship, Knupp won’t face college debt after he graduates. Knupp, 18, scored a 28 on the ACT and graduated with a 3.6 GPA from York. He started caddying at Butterfield Country Club in Oak Brook when he was in 8th grade. “I golf a few times a year,” he said. “But, I caddie a lot more and thanks to the Evans Scholarship, I won’t have to worry about debt after college.” About the Evans scholarship The scholarship, renewable for up to four years, was created in 1930 by amateur golfer Charles “Chick” Evans Jr. and the Illinois-based Western Golf Association. The coveted scholarship awards full tuition and housing to high-achieving caddies
who show financial need. Currently, nearly 1,000 Evans Scholars are attending college at 15 universities across the nation where the Evans Scholars Foundation operates Scholarship Houses. “Nolan is a good student who works very hard,” said Jeff Harrison, WGA’s senior vice president of education. “The club (Butterfield CC) has talked about how well-respected Nolan is by his fellow caddies and the members. Nolan’s tremendous work ethic has set him up for success…and he will be living in a brand new Scholarship House at the University of Kansas.” “I’m an only child, and my parents divorced when I was three years old,” said Knupp, who lives with his mother. “There have always been financial struggles, and both my mom and dad worked multiple jobs throughout the years.” Recognizing the value Knowing the kind of college education he wanted might have been financially out of reach, Knupp set his sights on the Evans Scholarship as he entered high school. “I played on a hockey team and some of my teammates were caddies who talked about the scholarship,” he said. “Ever since then, I’ve been working hard on my grades and on the course.” In addition to youth hockey, Knupp was a goalie on York’s Varsity hockey team. On the ice as well as
on the course, camaraderie and teamwork proved to be key. “I’ve learned so much and made so many friends and great connections,” Knupp said. “You learn about timeliness, keeping your responsibilities and showing respect. “My first year as a caddy I didn’t get out much. Then the next year I started to show up earlier and I showed the caddy master how eager I was and what a good caddie I was.”
Getting the good news After completing the Evans Scholarship application, Nolan advanced as a candidate and was called in for an interview in November of 2017. “The interview went well and after that, I was confident in my chances to be selected as a scholar,” he said. A few weeks later, Nolan was home alone when he spotted an envelope in the mail from the Evans Scholars Foundation. “There was a letter and booklet letting me know I had been chosen,” he said. “I was home alone and the first thing I did was call my mom and dad…this was really the best way to show them how much I appreciate what they’ve done for me.” Much like a golf gallery during the backswing, the immediate reaction was quiet. “We were all speechless,” he said. “My parents are so proud of me, and I just can’t put into words what this scholarship means to all of us.”
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Edward “Nolan” Knupp, a recent York HS graduate will be attending University of Kansas on a full-ride tuition and housing scholarship courtesy of the Evans Scholars Foundation. Each year, according to the Western Golf Association’s website, about 960 deserving caddies nationwide attend college on a four-year renewable Chick Evans Caddie Scholarship. Nolan plans on majoring in architectural engineering and dreams of designing buildings one day much like the one he’s pictured in front of in Elmhurst’s historical Glos Memorial Park.
Winners named in the ‘My teacher is the best’ essay contest The Elmhurst Independent has determined the winners of the My Teacher Is The Best… essay contest. The first-place winner was Ms. Manning at Field School, who was nominated by third grader Julia Treida. The second place essay was penned by Aaron Park, a 4th grader at Lincoln School, who nominated his teacher, Ms. Traven. The third place essay was written by Lucy Guistolise who nominated Mrs. Petry, who teaches 4th grade at ICGS. The winning essays are below:
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Third grader names her teacher ‘Best’
Pictured is 3rd grader Julia Treida with her teacher Ms. Manning at Field School. Julia wrote the first-place essay in the Elmhurst Independent’s My Teacher Is The Best essay contest. The Independent surprised Ms. Manning and Julia on Wednesday, May 23 by arriving at the classroom to make the announcement and take their photo. Ms. Manning wins dinner for two at a restaurant in downtown Elmhurst.
1st place… My teacher is the best because… She helps us figure out problems by encouraging us to think outside the box. When I get nervous taking a test, Ms. Manning tells us to just do our best, which helps me relax. She makes learning fun and makes me look forward to coming to school. She is also very pretty! I hope and pray that she moves on to fourth grade so that she can be my teacher again next year! Julia Treida Field, 3rd Ms. Manning
2nd place… My teacher is the best because… She is funny. She is encouraging. She is fun. She does special activities on Wednesday and Friday. She will eat lunch with you if you fill a chart with stickers that we earn. She give rewards to the class if we do good things as a class. She never yells. SHE IS THE BEST TEACHER EVER!!!!!!!!!! Aaron Park Lincoln, 4th Ms. Traven 3rd place… My teacher is the best because… On the first day of school and every day since, she has had a smile on her face. Every day this year she has made learning something new fun. For example, in English, helping verbs, she made a song for us. Sadly, a few weeks ago, she left to have a baby. She had the baby the week after and named it Michael. From this day forward, we have had a sub named Mrs. Barrett. But we still miss her. I can’t wait to see her next year. Lucy Guistolise ICGS, 4th Mrs. Petry
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Elmhurst College celebrates 147th Commencement Under the sunniest of skies, Elmhurst College held its 147th Commencement exercises for undergraduate students on Saturday, May 26. That morning on the mall, 812 seniors graduated from the College. Earlier in the week during a separate ceremony, 282 graduate students received their master’s degrees. “Your graduation marks the end of one significant phase in your life’s journey,” President Troy D. VanAken said during the undergraduate ceremony. “But commencement actually means ‘beginning,’ so today is even more about what you are about to start—a career, graduate school, a completely different adventure.” An honorary doctoral degree was awarded to global finance leader and Elmhurst College Trustee Emeritus Thomas A. Kloet. After accepting his Doctor of Humane Letters, Kloet spoke to the graduates about the unpredictability, and great promise, of the future paths they are about to take. In his address, titled “Your Ticket to Opportunity,” he urged the students to take the skills they acquired at Elmhurst and apply them to their passions. “The most important skills you will leave here with today are not about the technical aspects of your major, but what you’ve learned about how to study effectively, how to cooperate, how to listen carefully, how to think critically and how to resolve conflict with reason,” he said. “That is what a great college like Elmhurst has offered you, and you are better prepared for the global marketplace because of it. “Each of you has a chance to discover who you are, rather than who you should be, and a chance to live your dream. I have confidence in you and believe in you. After all, you came to Elmhurst College not just to learn about the past, but to create the future.” For the College’s graduate students, this year marked the first time their ceremony was held on a separate day, May 24, on the Mall. Mas-
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Pictured here on the mall of Elmhurst College are 812 seniors who graduated from the College and took part in its 147th Commencement exercises for undergraduate students on Saturday, May 26.. Earlier in the week during a separate ceremony, 282 graduate students received their master’s degrees.
ter’s degrees were awarded in the plete your graduate studies,” he guessing, more than just a few large academic workload with other refields of business, education, health said. “Countless late nights, study coffees have brought you here today. sponsibilities, like careers and famicare and technology. sessions, group projects and, I’m “You successfully managed your lies. Congratulations to you all!” In addition, an honorary Doctor of Divinity degree was awarded to Sharon Daloz Parks, a scholar, teacher and ethicist, and principal of Leadership for the New Commons. “The primary reason your master’s degree matters is that it signifies that you have become masters of inquiry,” Parks said during her Commencement address, called Moving from Cog to Colleague in the Great Work. “You have learned how to learn—the most vital form of competence in this time of big and haunting questions. “Elmhurst College has prepared you for more than a job—as important as that is. Elmhurst has a distinctive heritage and identity, inspiring leadership and colleagueship that can wrestle with great and timely questions.” President VanAken thanked the graduate students for deciding to pursue their master’s degrees at Elmhurst College. “There’s no understating what a huge commitment it was to com-
ICCP students taking advantage of EC Senior Option Program
During the 2017-2018 IC Catholic Prep (ICCP) academic year, five seniors participated in the Senior Option Program through a partnership with Elmhurst College. Dylan Packer, Victor Cadaoas, Mark Zhao, Ella Wan and Hannah Li took courses such as Calculus II, Calculus III, Discrete Math, Statistics, Intro to Philosophy, and Analysis for Business and Social Science. In 1995, a program was created between ICCP and Elmhurst College that was originally designed to enable exceptional ICCP students to take advanced courses in the areas of mathematics, science and foreign language at the neighboring college. This Senior Option Program allows
nity to take these advanced course offerings after they have successfully completed the ICCP offered AP courses and have fulfilled their graduation requirements. Once approved, the ICCP student has a unique and valuable opportunity to take a college course, earn college credits, and since the tuition is waived under the program —they are essentially earning college credits for no additional cost. Since its inception, the Senior Option Program has benefitted many talented ICCP students. In recent years, several seniors have even started their college careers with as many as 27-30 credit hours due to AP credits and courses taken at Elmhurst
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A group of five seniors from ICCP took part in the Senior Option Program available through Elmhurst College. Participating students were (from left): Dylan Packer, Mark Zhao, Hannah Li, Ella Wan and Victor Cadaoas. They took courses like Calculus II, Calculus III, Discrete Math, Statistics, Intro to Philosophy, and Analysis for Business and Social Science.
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Sharing the fun
Visitation preschoolers Lily Gravin and Sonny Estrada, both 3, have some indoor fun at the water bin.
Bubbles for Beach Day
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Ready for fun in the sun!
Visitation Preschoolers recently celebrated their annual Beach Day with some fun in the sun! Students had some time to play indoors with water and sand and then also some time outdoors to play with bubbles and toys. The students had a blast getting to run around in their bathing suits and making cute Preschoolers from Visitation (from left): Lily Gravin, Julia Taveras, summer crafts. Four-year-old preschooler Norah McMahon is seen here playing with bubbles during and Arabella Brady show off their fun summer visors they made in Visitation School’s Beach Day. class for Beach Day.
Members plant Mediterranean herbs in Wilder Park gardens Rain, more rain and unseasonably cold weather postponed this year’s herb garden planting in Wilder Park’s Formal Garden until Friday, June 1, which was a picture perfect day for seven members of the Elmhurst Garden Club (EGC) to dig in the dirt and plant herbs. Herbs that were planted that day were propagated from seed by Elmhurst Park District Horticulturalist David Price and his staff. Numerous varieties of culinary, medicinal and fragrant herbs are planted each year. The theme for this year’s herb garden is Mediterranean. Among the different herbs planted are oregano, four different types of basil, Syrian eggplant, tropical milkweed, thyme, and chickpeas.
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A sunny day finally came around on June 1 allowing seven members of the Elmhurst Garden Club (EGC) to plant this year’s herb garden in Wilder Park’s Formal Garden. Pictured are the Club members who came out to dig in the dirt and plant herbs. (back row, from left): Mary Kies, Louellen Rossi, Henke Stefanik, Sharon Stancel; (front row, from left): Mary Getty, Linda McDonald and Elaine Magnesen.
About the herb garden… A cooperative effort between the EGC and Elmhurst Park District, the Herb Garden project was originally established at the Glos Memorial Park in 1980, until it was moved to the formal gardens in Wilder Park in July 1998. EGC Horticulture Committee members meet at the Herb Garden throughout the growing season to prepare, plant, maintain, weed, harvest
and then put the garden to rest for the winter. Weather permitting, they usually meet one Wednesday per month from 8:30 to 10 a.m.
Reminder about the Garden Walk & Faire This year’s Garden Walk & Boutique Faire, “An Afternoon in the Garden” will be held on Sunday, July 8 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. and will include five private gardens plus one public garden. The garden walk begins in Wilder Park. Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 on the day of the walk. A free faire with 40+ vendors will be held in Wilder Park from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Proceeds awarded to students majoring in environmental related studies and to community endeavors. Advance tickets are available for purchase at these business locations: Amlings Flowers, 331 N. York Rd.; Carousel Flower Shop, 527 S. York Rd.; Elmhurst Camera Photo Boutique, 535 Spring Rd.; enzee Boutique, 140 N. York Rd.; NuCara Vallette Pharmacy, 101 W. Vallette; The Uptown Shop, 129 N. York Rd. For more information, visit elmhurstgardenclub. org.
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FOR THE ELMHURST INDEPENDENT
Come to Family Pride Fest to celebrate our LGBTQIA community!
The Elmhurst Children’s Assistance Foundation (ECAF) will be hosting its 23rd annual Golf Outing on Friday, Aug. 17 at White Pines. This year ECAF will be honoring Mike La Spisa as Friend of the Children for 2018. Because of the generosity of so many people in our community, last year ECAF was able to provide more than $70,000 of assistance to Elmhurst families who have children with a life-threatening or disabling condition. Thanks to everyone for their continued support. This year’s event takes place at White Pines Golf Course, 500 W. Jefferson in Bensenville, with registration and lunch at 11:30 a.m., followed by a shotgun start at 1 p.m. An open
bar cocktail reception begins at 6 p.m.; dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m. The full golf package is $175 per person or $700 for a foursome and includes lunch golf, cart, putting contest, dinner and open bar. Tickets for dinner and open bar only are $60 per person or $480 for a table of eight. There are opportunities available for those who wish to promote their business by sponsoring of a hole, the putting green, the 19th Hole, etc. Sponsorships possibilities include: Platinum $10,000 Gold $5,000 Silver $2,500 Bronze $1,000 Cart $2,000 Lunch $1,500 Driving range $1,000 Full hole/putting green $500 Half-hole $250 19th Hole $250 The dinner portion of the evening will include free prize drawings and auction items. To register your foursome, visit ecaf4kids. org.
Bethel Church rummage sale coming June 15-16
We will have live music, face-painting, bouncy castle, food trucks, carnival games, booths from the community and more! 367 Spring Road, Elmhurst
Mike La Spisa to be honored as Friend of the Children 2018 By Dee Longfellow
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Visit our website for details: elmhurstchurch.org
ECAF sets date for 23rd annual golf classic
FREE TROLLEY SERVICE
June 1 - September 15 Fridays & Saturdays • Noon - Midnight For route details & to track the trolley, visit: ExploreElmhurst.com
Bethel United Church of Christ, 315. E St. Charles Road in Elmhurst, will host its annual indoor rummage sale in its Welcome Center on Friday, June 15 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday, June 16 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Buyers will find a wide range of housewares, linens, books, toys and games, electronics, tools, collectibles, jewelry, and other items. Proceeds from the sale go in part to Bethel’s Human Concerns budget, which benefits
local groups such as Elmhurst Walk-In Assistance Network, Adult Christian Care, the Yorkfield and Bensenville Food Pantries, and PADS, among others. Parking is located behind the church and can be accessed from St. Charles Rd. or from Huntington Lane off Poplar. Church facilities are fully accessible. For more information please call the church office at 630-279-4040.
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Two York teams win Sustainable Design Challenge top awards During their monthly meeting on Tuesday, June 5, the DuPage County Stormwater Management Committee held an awards ceremony to honor the top groups from this year’s 12th annual Sustainable Design Challenge. The top awards went to students from York Community High School in Elmhurst and Glenbard East High School in Lombard. “Members of the DuPage County Board and I were very impressed by the hard work put forth by all of the students at this year’s Sustainable Design Challenge,” said DuPage County Stormwater Management Committee Chairman Jim Zay. “The groups we recognized today, especially, went above and beyond with their designs.” SCARCE coordinates the annual event, which encourages students to construct building and landscape models using environmental and water-friendly design practices. Local professionals in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields served as judges during the event, evaluating the students’ designs, presentations and innovation. The winning groups were: • Cate Ayers and Siva Sreedhar, York
Community High School, for Overall LEED Design; • Annalise Soldano, Franchesca Soldano, Mollie Grasse and Bridget Tully, York Community High School, for Best Stormwater Design; and • Emily Greetis and Lina Gebhardt, Glenbard East High School, for Best Energy Efficiency Design. “All participants involved this year had fantastic building designs. It is very inspiring to have such bright young minds in DuPage County,” said Zay. The 12th annual Sustainable Design Challenge took place on April 17, where nearly 30 student groups presented models of their designs and explained the design elements that made their building sustainable. These elements included renewable energy sources such as solar panels and wind turbines, and water conservation elements such as native plant landscaping, rain barrels and other green infrastructure for stormwater management. For more information about the Sustainable Design Challenge and past projects, visit scarce.org/event/2018-sustainable-design-challenge/.
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Hospital treats couple same day for same heart condition
In back-to-back procedures, Robert, 79, and Carol Zeller, 74, each had a biventricular defibrillator implanted on the same day at Elmhurst Hospital to treat a condition they both had. After Robert’s procedure but before Carol’s, hospital staff put their beds next to each other in such a way (as pictured), so they could see and embrace one another before Carol went into the operating room. It was a very touching moment, according to Dr. Casey. See story on page 29.
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hoeless Joe’s Ale House & Grille, after 29 successful years in Rosemont, IL, has opened its 2nd location in Addison, IL, and is the perfect balance of family restaurant and sports bar. Located directly across the street from Marcus Cinema, makes it the perfect spot to grab a bite before or after a movie. In addition to an extensive menu including appetizers, soups, salads, burgers, sandwiches, paninis, wraps, pizza, entrees of pasta, chicken, steaks, ribs, fish, and various house specialties (Italian-American comfort food), they offer a wide selection of craft beer (36 on tap) and cocktails. With 50 TVs, every seat has an exceptional view. As an Official Blackhawks Bar, they offer HD viewings of all sporting events. Shoeless Joe’s offers daily lunch and dinner specials, daily drink specials, a happy hour from 3pm to 6pm Monday through Friday, Tuesday night Trivia and video gaming. There is a private party room that seats up to 130 people with food and beverage packages to fit all budgets. They also cater parties off site. The amazing outdoor patio with a 20’ roaring fire pit, located in front of the restaurant makes for a welcoming and impressive site. Whether enjoying al fresco dining with family, friends, or colleagues ~ sipping a cocktail while lounging on colorful sectionals surrounding the fire pit ~ or kicking back to watch a game on one of the four outdoor TVs, this is the spot to be this summer. Cigar friendly.
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Dining al Fresco Since 1956
t’s been a wonderful ten years for Mark Cecola and his family that own and operate Armand’s. Even though they have been serving their award-winning pizzas in Elmwood Park for over 58 years, they are very proud of this milestone. Not only have they cemented themselves as a go-to for pizza and other Italian dishes in Elmhurst, their success
in this town has allowed them to expand to nine other locations around the Chicagoland area. This 100 seat restaurant offers a lively bar, carry-out, delivery, catering and a 15 seat al fresco dining area. Armand’s is open for lunch and dinner 11:30am10:00pm, seven days a week. Call them at 630-782-5800 or stop in at 105 W. First St.
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f you ruled out our dining outdoors because the weather looks threatening, remember that al fresco dining can still be enjoyable at Silverado Grill, where the outdoor patio area is completely under cover, including an awning. So a few sprinkles of rain or a cloudy sky will not send diners dashing indoors for cover, carrying plates of food. Along with its ample parking, al fresco dining makes Silverado a perfect place to gather with friends and family during the summer. The entire menu — from those tasty hand-carved steaks, juicy burgers, gourmet salads, and cold beer — is available to outdoor enthusiasts. All steaks are carved on premises. All top sirloin cuts, strip cuts and filet cuts can be increased to the size the diner prefers. So if the 11-ounce top sirloin just doesn’t seem right to you, ask for a 16-oz. cut. It will be done on the spot. Steaks are hand-cut daily, so whatever you order, you know it will be fresh. Hours are 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Monday through Thursday, 11:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Friday, Saturday 11:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. and Sunday 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Reservations are recommended, especially on the weekend. Call (630) 833-1602.
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457 N Emery Lane | $998,000 | 3,610 SF | 4 beds | 3.5 baths | 3 car garage | Walk to Berens Park 837 S Kearsage Ave | $998,000 | 3,300 SF | 4 beds | 3.5 baths | Walk to Butterfield Park and Jefferson/Viz
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457 N Emery Lane | $998,000 | 3,610 SF | 4 beds | 3.5 baths | 3 car garage | Walk to Berens Park 837 S Kearsage Ave | $998,000 | 3,300 SF | 4 beds | 3.5 baths | Walk to Butterfield Park and Jefferson/Viz 241 E Madison St | $1,099,000 | 3,474 SF | 4 beds | 3.5 baths | Walk to Butterfield Park and Jefferson/Viz 400 E Niagara Ave | $1,350,000 | 4,000 SF | 4 beds | 4 baths | 3 car garage | Walk to Jefferson & Prairie Path
245 N Oaklawn Ave | $1,325,000 | 4,016 SF | 4 beds | 4 baths | 3 car garage | Walk to town/train | Hawthorne/Sandburg 561 S Hawthorne Ave | $1,329,900 | 3,987 SF | 4 beds | 4 baths | 2.5 car garage | Walk to Lincoln & Prairie Path 541 S Hawthorne Ave | $1,359,000 | 3,837 SF | 6 beds | 5 baths | Finished Bsmnt | 3 car garage | Walk to Lincoln & Prairie Path
Take advantage of award-winning 205 school district, park district, & library. Everything is finished w/ over 1500 sq ft of living space. Hardwood floors in living room, Solid recessed panel interior doors, Oak trim throughout. 3 bedrooms on $344,900 FIRST OFFERING!
Take advantage of award-winning 205 school district, park district, & library. Everything is finished w/ over 1500 sq ft of living space. Hardwood floors in living room, Solid recessed panel interior doors, Oak trim throughout. 3 bedrooms on upper level w/ hardwood under carpeting, 1-1/2 bathrooms, eat-in kitchen w/ granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances, & new tile floor. Spacious family room w/ quarry tile floor. Large laundry room w/ access to fenced backyard w/ patio & garden containing perennial fruit & herb plants. Detached over-sized 2.5 car garage. This fabulous tree-lined neighborhood is close to shopping & parks. $344,900
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Gorgeous curb appeal with an all brick & stone exterior featuring stucco, copper & cedar accents. Inviting foyer with 2-story entry opens to the elegantly appointed living and dining room. Gourmet kitchen features walls of custom cabinetry, granite counters, high end appliances and large center island. Kitchen opens seamlessly to family room and overlooks pavered patio with professionally landscaped yard. You’ll find beautiful upgrades throughout this pristine home with cherry hardwood flooring, gorgeous millwork featuring archways, lighted tray, vaulted & coffered ceilings, custom cabinetry and antiqued glazed millwork in office. $835,000
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In the Heart of Elmhurst!
Don’t miss out on this center of town Colonial situated on a double lot and walking distance to downtown Elmhurst, Metra, Award winning schools, and all Elmhurst amentities! Separate formal dining room and living room with fireplace. First floor
Expanded cape cod on sought after Mitchell Ave in Elmhurst. Located on historic block of homes, 1 block from the IL Prairie Path and walkable to downtown Elmhurst. The original home has had a rear 2-story addition with master suite, 1st floor
Expanded Cape Cod on sought after Mitchell Ave in Elmhurst. Located on historic block of homes, 1 block from the IL Prairie Path and walkable to downtown Elmhurst. The original home has had a rear 2-story addition with master suite, 1st floor family room, and heated sunroom. The home boast 4-5 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, 2 fireplaces, and a finished basement. Newer mechanicals - HVAC 3 yrs ago, complete tear off roof 2 yrs ago, hot water heater in 2009, with newer Pella windows and 200 AMP electrical service. Great neighborhood in award-winning Hawthorne/ Sandburg school district and 2 blocks to York HS. $500,000
Don’t miss out on this center of town Colonial situated on a double lot and walking distance to downtown Elmhurst, Metra, Award winning schools, and all Elmhurst amentities! Separate formal dining room and living room with fireplace. First floor family room addition. 4 bedrooms up plus a first floor office or potential 5th bedroom/in-law arrangement. Bathrooms on each level, including basement. Hardwood floors, updated kitchen with granite countertops and stainless steel appliance package. 2 car attached garage. 100x150 Lot! $619,900
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Expanded Cape Cod
Highly sought after, walk to town/train location! Large 74 x 172 lot with oversized 2.5 car garage plus an additional separate garage that could be used as a playhouse or an outdoor entertaining space! Walk out basement with huge workroom has double doors leading to the spacious fenced in backyard with deck, patio & playset, and plenty more room for a garden and more! The exterior of the home is paintable cement board siding with soundproof insulation. One year home warranty included!
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Turn-key, fully updated split level in South Elmhurst. 3 Bed, 2 Full Bath. Brand new kitchen with gray cabinets, quartz countertops, and stainless steel appliances. Beautiful hardwood floors in living room, dining room, hall and stairs. Staircase features wrought iron spindle railing. Marble bath upstairs with frameless shower door, custom banjo countertop and full wall framed mirror. Pebbled shower with glass vanity in lower bath. Updated laundry room with slate tile and plenty of storage space. All closets have custom built-ins by California Closets. Additional updates include new roof, doors, windows, central humidifier, and water heater. $438,000
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On the fringe of downtown Elmhurst, this American 4-Square sits on a premium 65 x 190 lot & was completely renovated w/ 2-story addition in 2010. Large front porch to open concept first floor - family rm w/ surround sound, fireplace, built-ins,
On the fringe of downtown Elmhurst, this American 4-Square sits on a premium 65 x 190 lot & was completely renovated w/ 2-story addition in 2010. Large front porch to open concept first floor - family rm w/ surround sound, fireplace, built-ins, entertainer’s kitchen w/ island, butler’s pantry, full bath, separate formals & 2 fireplaces. 4 beds up w/ master suite, spa bath & laundry. Finished basement - office, 5th bed, & rec room. Outdoors- new Trex deck, 190’ deep lot, playset & 2.5 car garage. Improvements include hardie siding, Pella windows, electrical/ plumbing, & 3-zone HVAC. Walk to everything! $775,000
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Center of Town
Center of Town
Center of town 2-story in Hawthorne/Sandburg w/ extremely private, wooded surroundings. Original owners have updated this home w/ today’s finishes & decor thruout. Updates include, a fully finished DRY basement w/ 5th bed, full bath, $769,900 NEW PRICE!
Center of town 2-story in Hawthorne/Sandburg w/ extremely private, wooded surroundings. Original owners have updated this home w/ today’s finishes & decor thruout. Updates include, a fully finished DRY basement w/ 5th bed, full bath, media room, game area, & wet bar, completely remodeled master bathroom, new carpet/paint, professional landscaping & paver patio, exterior lighting, refinished HWF’s, refinished windows, family rm fireplace w/ built-ins & gas fireplace, kitchen backsplash, & high-end window treatments thruout. 5 beds, 3.5 baths, master w/ spa bath, 1st floor office/playroom, attached 2-car garage, & fully fenced yard w/ irrigation. $769,900
New Build on Sunnyside
New Build on Sunnyside
Great opportunity to build on one of best streets in the Lincoln school district. Steps from blue ribbon Lincoln school, York HS, the Prairie Path, and the Spring Rd business district. 3880 SF, first floor office, over-sized mudroom, chef’s kitchen with
You’re sure to be impressed w/ this ‘Southern Living’ gem w/ custom fluted trim on all 3 floors, separate formals, 1st floor laundry/mudrm, eat-in kitchen, 1st floor family rm, & custombuilt fireplace mantels. 4 BRs up, 3 w/ direct bathroom access, $659,900
You’re sure to be impressed w/ this ‘Southern Living’ gem w/ custom fluted trim on all 3 floors, separate formals, 1st floor laundry/mudrm, eat-in kitchen, 1st floor family rm, & custom-built fireplace mantels. 4 BRs up, 3 w/ direct bathroom access, 3 fireplaces, one w/ dual exposure to the master BR & master bath. 2 magnificent libraries, a lower level in-law arrangement w/ private bath & wet bar w/ sink, fridge & dishwasher. Covered porch & 2nd floor veranda overlooking a expansive paver brick patio & large yard w/ irrigation & impressive landscaping, a heated 2 car attached garage w/ epoxy floors, & charming Coach House! $659,900
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Great value South Elmhurst! Main level features hardwood floors throughout, 2 panel solid core white doors, wrought iron railings on staircase & 2 story foyer. 1st floor living room, formal dining room, kitchen, family room w/ direct vent $599,900
Great value South Elmhurst! Main level features hardwood floors throughout, 2 panel solid core white doors, wrought iron railings on staircase & 2 story foyer. 1st floor living room, formal dining room, kitchen, family room w/ direct vent fireplace, laundry/mudroom & powder room. Beautiful maple cabinets w/ walnut stain & dark glaze in kitchen w/ SS appliances & granite countertops. 4 beds on 2nd level w/ shared hall bath. Private master suite w/ whirlpool tub & large walk in shower. Dual zone HVAC & roughed in central vac. Partial finished basement w/ r/o plumbing for future bath. Fenced in yard with gas line for grill and much much more! $599,900
Elmhurst under $300k
Elmhurst under $300k
Buying in Elmhurst doesn’t have to break the bank. This lovingly maintained split-level offers 3 bedrooms, 3 levels of living space, and award winning schools for an affordable price. With newer windows and utilities and expert brick
Spacious home with 4 bedrooms and 2 full baths. Hardwood floors, family room off kitchen with wood burning stove. Roof is a year old on house and garage. Large patio and fully fenced yard on a 180 deep lot. $310,000
Spacious home with 4 bedrooms and 2 full baths. Hardwood floors, family room off kitchen with wood burning stove. Roof is a year old on house and garage. Large patio and fully fenced yard on a 180 deep lot. $310,000
Buying in Elmhurst doesn’t have to break the bank. This lovingly maintained split-level offers 3 bedrooms, 3 levels of living space, and award winning schools for an affordable price. With newer windows and utilities and expert brick masonry, there’s little doubt that this is a solid house. Being minutes from Mariano’s, Crescent Park, elementary and middle schools, and major highways this home is an ideal starter home for a new family. $295,000
Great Starter Home!
Great Starter Home!
ATTENTION CAR COLLECTORS/MECHANICS, CONTRACTORS, BOAT/RV OWNERS - One of a kind opportunity awaits you on this nearly 1-acre property in unincorporated Villa Park. This property offers a 2014 built, 3800 SF 2-story home with walkout basement + an attached (8) EIGHT CAR garage with the 13 ft high ceilings for potential storage of 16 autos w/ lifts. The home offers 4 beds up, HWF’s, family room w/ fireplace, 1st floor full bath & laundry, master suite w/ spa bath & access to 42x32 attic over the garage for home office, workout room, or other ideas + a walkout basement. $699,900
Newer Construction < $600k!
Newer Construction < $600k!
Great opportunity to build on one of best streets in the Lincoln school district. Steps from blue ribbon Lincoln school, York HS, the Prairie Path, and the Spring Rd business district. 3880 SF, first floor office, over-sized mudroom, chef’s kitchen with island, butler pantry, formal dining, huge family room with fireplace, 3 car garage, 4 large beds up, master suite with his & hers walk-ins, master spa bath with over-sized shower and soaking tub. Ability to finish attic with additional 300 SF of 8 ft height ceiling as well as basement. In for permits. Perfect timing to fully customize everything! Summer 2018 delivery. $1,099,000
$1,099,000 CONSTRUCTION UNDERWAY!
Danby Woods Colonial
Danby Woods Colonial
COMPLETED new construction in Crescent Park. Loaded with features you won’t find in other new homes – irrigation, professional landscaping & smart technology - lights/HVAC/audio & finished basement with 5th bed, full bath, & wet bar. Steps from the Prairie Path & walking distance to restaurants, Washington Park & Blue Ribbon Edison/Sandburg schools. The home features an inviting front porch, HWF’s throughout, walk-in food pantry & butler’s pantry, chef’s kitchen with massive island with veggie sink, 1st floor office, 4 beds up with 3 full baths, master suite with his/her WIC’s & spa bath, + coveted 3 car attached garage. $1,198,900
Elmhurst Starter Home
Elmhurst Starter Home
Nicely updated ranch in Elmhurst SD 205. Laminate wood flooring throughout, 6-panel doors, 2 updated full baths w/ granite tile, & jacuzzi tubs. Master bedroom has a walk in closet & attached master bath. 2nd bedroom has double $239,900
Nicely updated ranch in Elmhurst SD 205. Laminate wood flooring throughout, 6-panel doors, 2 updated full baths w/ granite tile, & jacuzzi tubs. Master bedroom has a walk in closet & attached master bath. 2nd bedroom has double wide, 6-panel closet doors. kitchen features 42” custom cabinets with slow close and stainless steel appliances. newer roof, siding, windows & HVAC. Walking distance to Crestview park and Marianos and LA fitness. $239,900 318132
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Dining al Fresco
For the finest in Italian cuisine Is a trip to Italy on your “to-do” list, yet seems out of reach? Fear not- Roberto’s brings the elegance and intimacy of classic Italy to the western suburbs of Chicago. The Tuscan murals and warm earth tones emulate the sophistication of Italy. The outdoor dining along the Prairie Path on Spring Road offers a beautiful view of the park. The park-like setting is a nice quiet area that provides a very quaint dining experience. Sure our decorating will allure you with its Italian charm, but the exquisite cuisine is what really shines. Our specialties include homemade pastas with savory fillings and sauces, chicken parmesan, gourmet pizzas and salads, delicious
desserts, and much more. Our private dining rooms are fit to accommodate private parties for an event your family and friends will enjoy. The charming and relaxed ambience is perfect for a romantic night out or a comfortable evening with the family. Roberto’s Ristorante is located at 483 Spring Road, in Elmhurst, Illinois. Valet parking is available on Friday and Saturday nights. Open 7 Days to Serve You Better Monday - Thursday: 11:00 a.m.-11:00 p.m. Friday: 11:00 a.m.-12:00 a.m. Saturday: 4:00 p.m.-12:00 a.m. Sunday: 2:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.
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Dining al Fresco Mama Maria’s For over 33 years, Mama Maria’s has been serving up hot pizza and panzerotti to Elmhurst residents at its location near York and Vallette. Diners can take a seat in the 25-seat restaurant, enjoy dining al fresco, or arrange for pick-up and delivery. Mama Maria’s is known for its white pizza called, “the pizza of the Gods.” Customers may crave Phil’s vodka pasta sauce, but the chicken, veal, eggplant, barbecue and shrimp selections are tasty options as well. Owner Phil Limonciello said the panzerotti is one of the most popular items on the menu. It is made by stuffing your choice of fresh ingredients inside their own handmade pizza dough; then it is either baked or deep-fried. Open only for dinner and late evening snacks, Mama Maria’s hours are 4-11 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 4 p.m. - 12 a.m. on Friday and Saturday; and 2-10 p.m. on Sunday. Call (630)832-0555 or stop in at 130 West Vallette Street.
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Couple doubles up to treat heart trouble at Elmhurst Hospital Both patients treated same day for same condition
Robert and Carol Zeller seem to have taken to heart the ‘80s U2 song, “Two Hearts Beat as One.” In 2017, the Zellers, who have been a couple for 48 years, developed similar symptoms of congestive heart failure (CHF), a condition resulting from a weakened heart muscle. Both were experiencing shortness of breath and tired very easily. On March 21, they checked in to Elmhurst Hospital together to do something about it. After a series of cardiac tests, their doctor, John Cahill, MD, an independent cardiologist on the medical staff at Elmhurst Hospital, gave both a diagnosis of a condition is called dyssynchrony. It means the heart’s opposing walls contract at different times instead of together, as if your car’s spark plug timing was off – the vehicle would run, but not well. Dr. Cahill referred the Zellers to cardiac electrophysiologist Cash Casey, MD, another independent physician on the staff. Dr. Casey scheduled the Zellers to have the same procedure – implant of a biventricular defibrillator – on the same day, back-to-back. “This device serves three functions,” said Dr. Casey. “It can control the heart rate, synchronize the contractions of the left and right ventricles to improve the heart’s pumping ability and, if needed, serve as a
defibrillator to shock the heart, saving the patient from sudden cardiac arrest.” On the day of the Zellers’ procedures, two of the couple’s daughters were on hand: Kim Annoreno and Sherrilynn Smith. When 79-yearold Robert’s 90-minute procedure was over, he was wheeled out of the post-procedure room. He was awake enough to say “Hi” when the gurney detoured to where Carol, 74, waited her turn on a gurney in the holding area. The staff put the beds next to each other, but in opposite directions, so they could see and embrace each other before Carol went into the operating room. It was a very touching moment, according to Dr. Casey.
ed to be together even though they were both post-operative patients assigned to their own private rooms.” “It was something to see them in a hospital room wearing the same gowns and slippers and the same white holder for their monitor,” said daughter Kim. “Then on the next day, they were leaving the hospital looking like the picture of health, he in his cowboy boots and she, looking
as put together as ever.” “I definitely breathe better and I’m not tired all the time,” Carol said following her procedure. It’s a wonderful thing. I can tell my husband is better too, from the way he breathes and he seems to have more energy.” The Zellers’ improvement has been a big relief to the daughters, too. “It’s like their chests suddenly
have built-in paramedics.” Kim said. “It was sweet how the couple supported each other throughout this process,” said Dr. Casey. “Now they can continue, stabilized in their congestive heart failure and protected if something bad should happen.” To find out if you’re at risk for heart disease, visit eehealth.org/ heartaware or call 877-45-HEART to schedule a heart scan.
Hospital rooms across the hall When both were transferred to the inpatient floor, they were in rooms across from each other. There was a prescribed four-hour post-procedure wait to begin walking. But soon after that, Annoreno said her mom and dad were on a frequent loop of visits between the two rooms, with one of the daughters at their side. In fact, both patients’ nurses had to go to Carol’s room because that’s where the Zellers were spending all their time. “Nurses are used to tending to their patients in their private hospital rooms,” said Dr. Casey. “In this case, it was understandable that they want-
Business briefs Edward Jones named the No. 1 Best Workplace Edward Jones was named the No. 1 Best Workplace in Financial Services & Insurance by FORTUNE magazine and by Great Place to Work®, a research and consulting firm. Jason Janes’ office is located at 115 W. Vallette Street, Elmhurst Chicago developer buys OfficeMax HQ, plans overhaul The suburban developer Franklin Partners is taking on the vacant former OfficeMax headquarters in Naperville with a plan to revamp the 354,000-square-foot office building at 263 Shuman Blvd. and lease it to a slew of tenants. The sale comes three years after OfficeMax moved out and 10 months after the building’s previous owner gave up the property after failing to find a new tenant or a way to pay off a $49 million loan on the building. The architecture firm of Wright Heerema has been retained to refresh the building, which will include a redesigned lobby, upgraded dining options, a new fitness center, co-working lounges and a conference center, among other amenities. Construction is set to begin later this year with an eye on being ready for tenants in 2019. Congressman’s effort for Army Corps of Engineers passes Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi’s bipartisan amendment passed as part of H.R. 8, The Water Resources Development Act of 2018, to strengthen the Army Corps of Engineers workforce. This amendment improves the capacity and preparedness of the Army Corps of Engineers workforce by analyzing challenges related to recruitment, retention, diversity, and on-the-job training. I llinois businesses pitch products at Walmart “open call” A chance to reach millions of Walmart customers was the goal of 25 Illinois businesses, which headed to Bentonville, Ark., on June 13 to meet one-on-one with buyers for a chance to get their products on store shelves. The Illinois entrepreneurs joined more than 450 at this year’s fifth annual Open Call event, pitching their locally-made products to Walmart buyers in hopes that they will earn a spot on a store shelf near you. Attendees represent 48 states and Puerto Rico, pitching products that range from cold brew coffee and gourmet popcorn to a stretchable heating therapy wrap and self-adhesive mosaic wall tiles. Illinois businesses participating include PepperFace, which makes unique pepper sprays to encourage higher use among women; Komodo Brands, which makes a coconut water-based energy drink; and La Guadalupana, whose masa has been homemade in Chicago since 1945.
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Muddy Waters wrote the songs of Chicago’s blues legacy Editor’s note: The weekly Illinois Bicentennial series is brought to you by the Illinois Associated Press Media Editors and Illinois Press Association. More than 20 newspapers are creating stories about the state’s history, places and key moments in advance of the Bicentennial on Dec. 3, 2018. Stories published up to this date can be found at 200illinois.com.
ed many of his best-known records and rock ‘n’ roll icon Chuck Berry strutted his stuff. Family members of the late Willie Dixon, who penned some of the biggest hits of Waters and fellow Chess artists such as Howlin’ Wolf, operate the studios with their nonprofit Blues Heaven Foundation. Keith Nelson, Dixon’s grandson, conducts the tours and serves on the Blues Heaven board of directors. He said tours, which cost $10, are given hourly from noon to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday. He said between
By Jeff Johnson COURTESY OF THE CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
Since June 2017, Muddy Waters’ image has beamed down from a 10-story mural at 17 N. State St. in Chicago. But the king bee of Chicago blues looms even larger over the city with his outsized musical and cultural legacy. The Mississippi Delta native, born McKinley Morganfield in 1913, followed the Great Migration to Chicago in 1943, where he found stardom with his groundbreaking electric guitar sound and classic bands. He died at age 70 in 1983, but new generations of artists often cite the influence of the six-time Grammy winner and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, and Waters’ songs such as “I’m Your Hoochie Coochie Man” and “Rollin’ Stone” are used frequently by filmmakers and advertisers. International tourists visit Chicago to bathe in Waters’ lore, including a visit to his longtime home at 4339 S. Lake Park. There’s not much to see, though, because the house that Tim Samuelson, Chicago’s cultural historian, has called Chicago’s most historic home has stood vacant and in a state of disrepair for many years. Plans are stalled to convert the Kenwood twoflat into a museum or other attraction. Waters’ bluesman son Larry “Mud” Morganfield, who like his dad is a
100 and 350 people tour Chess weekly, and many ask about Waters. “He’s always a huge part of the legacy,” Nelson said. “Muddy would be your most popular artist. He was your face. I’m a big comic book fan, and if you had a blues comic book, Muddy would be your Superman.” Musicians seeking to capture the Waters mojo may soon have their choice of two recording studios at Chess. “We’re planning to put older recording equipment from 1961 upstairs and modern recording equipment in a
new studio downstairs,” Nelson said. “Hopefully this project will be done by the end of 2018 or early 2019.” Carrying on the legacy of Waters and other postwar Chicago blues greats is the mission of current Chicago blues kingpin Buddy Guy, who once operated the late, lamented Checkerboard Lounge on a section of East 43rd Street renamed Muddy Waters Boulevard. Guy moved Downtown in 1989 with his Buddy Guy’s
See WATERS, Page 40
SUN-TIMES FILE PHOTO The Independent
Muddy Waters found stardom with his groundbreaking electric guitar sound and classic bands.
singer-songwriter-guitarist, spent time at the house, but never lived there. But he quickly rattles off the names of blues stars who did. “James Cotton, Pinetop Perkins, Otis Spann and Little Walter all stayed there, and everyone from Paul Butterfield to Keith Richards went there,” Morganfield said. “I don’t care to have that house. What I care about is the house standing and representing Chicago as the real house of the blues. … Chicago needs to keep this man’s legacy alive.” Morganfield admitted that being the son of a blues immortal can be a double-edged sword from a career standpoint. “It’s both a curse and a blessing,” he said. “You have people who say, ‘He sounds like his dad, but he ain’t Muddy.’ Of course I’m not. But I have other people come up and tell me, ‘I had a lump in my throat because you remind me so much of your daddy.’ ” Others who want to walk in Waters’ footprints may visit the Chess Studios (www.bluesheaven.com/historic-chess-studios.html) at 2120 S. Michigan, where the bluesman record-
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A 10-story mural of blues music legend Muddy Waters by artist Eduardo Kobra was completed in 2017 at the corner of State and Washington in Chicago.
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Longtime Timothy Christian baseball coach Snoeyink retires Finishes 37-year run with back-to-back sectional titles
By Mike Miazga CORRESPONDENT
For longtime Timothy Christian baseball coach Jim Snoeyink, it simply was time. Snoeyink recently announced his retirement as Timothy’s baseball coach after a 37-year run in the position. “I just decided this was a good group to go out with,” he told the Independent. “Thirty-seven years is a long time. In some ways it flew past. It went by really fast.” Snoeyink’s final team advanced to a Class 2A supersectional game for a second year in a row, meaning the Trojans were one of the top eight teams in that classification. Snoeyink added it was particularly pleasing to go out with seniors Jimmy Allen and Nick Huisman, because he coached their fathers at Timothy (Jim Allen and Randy Huisman). Huisman’s uncle, Rick, played for the Kansas City Royals. One of his Royals jerseys hangs in the high school. “I coached their dads in the 1980s,” he said. “And now their sons played for me. Their dads both are good guys and have been so supportive of the program. It was neat to have their sons in the program and have them back around again. It’s been so much fun.” Snoeyink said retirement has been on his mind for a few years. “Thirty-seven years is a lot,” he said. “I had thought about this for a couple years. It was a good time to go out. There was no pressure put on me from anybody. I decided that was it. I’ve always wondered what it would be like to have a spring season off. It’s going to be a little strange next year, but I feel very good about this decision. We’ll see what comes next.” Snoeyink will continue to teach math at the high school. “I still love doing that,” he said. “I have a few years left in me for that.” Snoeyink has taught at Timothy for 38 years and has coached for 37. “I took a year off coaching in the mid-80s to get my master’s degree,” he explained. “This all has been great. The coaches you meet over the years, it’s been great forming those relationships. I’m going to miss the talk before and after the games. It’s been fun. Maybe I will go to spring training in Florida or Arizona now. Those are the types of things that run through your
I coached their dads in the 1980s. And now their sons played for me. Their dads both are good guys and have been so supportive of the program. It was neat to have their sons in the program and have them back around again. It’s been so much fun.”
Snoeyink’s final Timothy teams have enjoyed plenty of success. Timothy teams now have won three regional titles in a row and two sectionals. “I’ve had other really good
teams but it’s so hard to single any of them out,” he said. “Every year has its own experiences and fun. The best thing for me is when players come back and talk about things
when they played like certain bus rides. I love it when players come back and do that. They will say, ‘Remember when you said this?’ I will miss that.”
– Jim Snoeyink, Timothy Christian baseball coach
mind now. I can go somewhere on spring break. I still love teaching and I love coaching, but it was time to be done.” Snoeyink graduated from Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan after graduating from Calvin Christian High School in Granville, Michigan. “I got hired at Timothy over the phone,” he said. “I was playing baseball at Calvin and the superintendent told me not only would I be teaching math but they needed a baseball coach. That’s how I got the job. We were down in Florida on our spring trip when I got that call.” Snoeyink has been assisted by Jim Boven for the last 14-16 years by his estimation. “That’s been great. Jim’s a good friend of mine,” he said. “We taught together for many years and now have coached together for the last 15 years or so.” Snoeyink also said another thrill has been being able to coach with his son, Aaron, who graduated from Timothy in 2012. “Aaron has been here the last three years. It’s been so much fun,” he said. Snoeyink said over the years his Timothy teams faced plenty of tough competition. “It used to be there were only two classes in baseball,” he said. “With the two classes it was harder to win. We always were grouped with the Montinis and Driscolls and we’d face them in the regional. And before you had to win four games to win the regional. Times have changed. There are more opportunities now. Our conference always was tough. At one point we had Providence and Aurora Central Catholic in there. One year, Providence won the Class AA title and ACC won the A state title. We’ve always been in good baseball conferences that had great competition.”
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York senior Jame Moran at the plate during the Dukes 5-3 super sectional victory over St. Charles North on Monday, June 4 at Rosemont Stadium. Moran hit a two-run inside the park homer to propel the team to the State semifinals in East Peoria.
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Elmhurst American Legion U17 team wins Danville tournament Post 187 goes a perfect 5-0
By Mike Miazga CORRESPONDENT
The Elmhurst Post 187 junior American Legion baseball team couldn’t have started its season any better. The Muddogs’ U17 squad went a perfect 5-0 to win the Danville tournament. Elmhurst started the tournament with wins over Decatur Post 105 (51), Piat County Post 39 (10-0) and Rantoul Post 287 (11-8). Elmhurst moved to 4-0 with an 11-8 win over Terre Haute (Indiana) Post 346 in a game played at the Carl Gruber Baseball Complex in Danville. The Muddogs led 3-0 early but found themselves down 6-4 after three innings. Post 187 scored four runs in the fourth and added two more in the sixth inning. Elmhurst had 13 hits. Tyler Gelsomino went 2-for-4 with two runs scored, as did Alexis Cotto. Jose Alvarez went 2-for-4 with three runs scored and two RBI. Ivan Lozada went 2-for-3 with a run scored and two RBI. Joe Orrico went 3-for-3 with a run scored and four RBI. Alanzo Howard had a hit and an RBI. Andrew Pietrucha had a hit and a run scored. Lozada had two doubles, while Alvarez and Orrico each had a double. Alvarez also stole three bases. Post 187 stole six in the game. Massimo Cortez was the winning pitcher in relief. He went four innings and allowed only three hits and one earned run, while striking out two. The Muddogs finished play in the Danville tournament with a 12-7 win over the Charleston Legion team. Elmhurst scored a run in the second and three in the fifth. Post 187 found itself ahead 4-3 after five, down 6-4 after six, up 7-6 heading into the bottom of the seventh and then tied at 7-7 after seven, forcing extra innings. Elmhurst exploded for five runs in the eighth inning. The Muddogs had 13 hits, but made five errors. The two teams combined for 25 hits. Gelsomino had a hit and two runs scored. Cotto had two hits, two runs scored and an RBI. Alvarez had two runs scored. Lozada went 2-for-2 with three runs scored, four RBI and three walks. Orrico went 3-for-5 with a run
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The Elmhurst Post 187 Muddogs junior American Legion team defeated Charleston Post 93 to win the Danville tournament title with a perfect record of 5-0.
scored and two RBI. Nathan Kriz went 2-for-3 with two runs scored and two RBI. Howard was 2-for-5 with an RBI. Michael Hilgart had a hit and an RBI. Cotto, Kriz and Orrico each had a double, while Lozada belted a grand-slam home run. Howard and Kriz each had two stolen bases. Pietrucha was the winning pitcher in relief. He allowed one earned run and four hits over two innings. Post 187 then played in the Great Lakes Tournament and went 0-3. In an 8-0 loss to Savage Baseball at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, Post 187 had a perfect game thrown against it in the five-inning game. Savage, which used two pitchers who combined for nine strikeouts
and no walks, had nine hits and scored runs in every inning it batted. Gelsomino took the loss. In a 7-0 loss to the Chicagoland Panthers at Maine East High School in Des Plaines, Elmhurst was limited to one hit over seven innings. Alvarez had the lone hit. Cortez took the loss. He struck out four and allowed only three earned runs. In a 10-0 loss to the Illinois Indians Red team, Post 187 had one hit (by Gelsomino) as well in the four-inning game. Pietrucha took the loss. Post 187 returns to action this weekend with games in Shelbyville against Moultrie-Douglas Post 479 and Shelby County Posts 689, 611 and 725, and then a rematch with Piat County
Post 39 at Monticello High School. Elmhurst Post 187 U19 Post 187’s U19 team opened the season with a 2-0 loss to Mt. Prospect Post 525. Mt. Prospect scored both its runs in the fourth inning. The two teams were held to a combined six hits. Tamaine Durr had a hit as did Jack Enright. Brendan Russ took the loss, despite going the distance and allowing only four hits and one earned run, while striking out nine. Elmhurst then dropped an 8-6 game to Arlington Heights Post 208. Post 187 trailed 8-3 heading into the bottom of the seventh at Plunkett Athletic Complex before scoring three runs to
bring the score to its final tally. Post 187 had 10 hits. Orrico went 2-for-3 with a run scored. Nick Lee had a hit and an RBI. Bryan Larsen had a hit and a run scored. Jordan Vogel had an RBI. Dan Gusel Jr. had a hit and an RBI. Enright had two hits, two runs scored and two RBI. Lozada had a hit and a run scored. Brad Howard had a hit and Ryan Malek had a hit, a run scored and two RBI. Malek and Enright each homered for Elmhurst, while Larsen doubled and Orrico tripled. Mason Kamp took the loss. Vogel also pitched in the contest. Those two combined for seven strikeouts on the mound.
Timothy Christian baseball reflects on banner campaign Trojans play in supersectional for second year in a row
partway through because of nagging injuries, nothing serious. I felt like we started to come together toward the end of the year and that proved to be true. We got our arms healthy and got on a roll. It was a lot of fun at the end.” Snoeyink said the team played well in the By Mike Miazga close loss to Herscher. “That was a good CORRESPONDENT baseball game,” he said. “Unfortunately we The Timothy Christian baseball team took came out on the short end. They scored a run itself for one heck of a ride this spring. in the bottom of the seventh. Jimmy Allen The Trojans ended up winning regional for us pitched great and their pitcher threw and sectional titles for a second year in a great. There were no errors. We did come row. The Trojans’ season finished with a 1-0 out on the short end, but it still was a fun loss to Herscher in a Class 2A supersectional baseball game.” at Benedictine University in Lisle. Snoeyink added team chemistry also “We had a good year,” said Timothy factored into the team’s play. “They were Christian coach Jim Snoeyink. “We struggled such a good group all year,” he said. “We
went down to Disney at the beginning of the year and there were no issues. They came in and worked hard every day and enjoyed hanging out together and it showed throughout the year. Guys were picking each other up and encouraging each other. That comes specifically from the seniors who had been around awhile.” Timothy said goodbye to Allen, a fouryear varsity starter. “Jimmy’s a two-time all-state player for us and two-time allconference,” Snoeyink pointed out. “He’s one of the best players I have ever coached. He has good baseball instincts. He’s a coach’s dream. He’s so low-maintenance and works hard and does his job. He’s a tremendous player.” Timothy graduated four seniors from this
team in Allen, Nick Huisman, Jakob Loerop and Connor Gwaltney. “Those four have been starters for us the last couple years and all four of them have been great leaders for us,” said Snoeyink. “We are going to miss them.” In the Herscher game, Allen, Trent Marrera, Thomas Becvar and Harrison Stanton each had a hit. Allen’s hit was a double. Stanton also drew two walks. Timothy was stung by 15 strikeouts at the plate and batters left a combined 11 runners on base during their at-bats. Allen struck out 12 and scattered eight hits over 6 1/3 innings. Timothy finished the season winning six of its last eight contests and ended with a 1714 overall mark.
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York softball: Supersectional victory action
Madison Collins, a senior, backstops the Dukes in their 5-3 victory over the North Stars.
Yorkâ€™s freshman phenom Lauren Derkowski pitches against St. Charles North. The Dukes won the supersectional game and went on to finish 4th in the state in Class 4A softball. CHRIS FOX PHOTOS Elmhurst Independent
Right: Junior Katherine Karnatz approaches third base during the IHSA Class 4A supersectional held at Rosemont Stadium on Monday, June 4. Left: York senior Lauren Wojcik plays first base against St. Charles North. Bottom left: Jane Moran scores. Bottom right: York girls softball team celebrates their 2018 IHSA Class 4A supersectional victory.
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Memorial Day Explosion
The Elmhurst Explosion 12U Travel baseball team shows off their second place trophies after a championship game loss to the Lemont Lightening. The Explosion team beat teams from Elgin, Naperville and Hammond, Indiana during the Chicagoland Sunday Baseball Memorial Day Tournament.
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The York softball team finished fourth in the Class 4A state finals tournament last weekend in East Peoria. The Dukes were in the state finals for the second time since 2013. Freshman pitcher Lauren Derkowski struck out 18 batters in the two state games in East Peoria.
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NOTICE CERTIFICATE NO. 0076145 was filed in the office of the County Clerk of DuPage County on MAY 29, 2018, wherein the business firm of CESAR FLOORING LOCATED AT 14 N. CHURCH STREET APT. C, ADDISON, IL 601010000 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) EFRAIN GARCIA, HOME ADDRESS 14 N. CHURCH STREET APT. C, ADDISON, IL 60101-0000. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and Official Seal at my office in Wheaton, Illinois, this 29TH day of MAY, A.D. 2018. PAUL HINDS Paul Hinds DuPage County Clerk (OFFICIAL SEAL) (Published in The Elmhurst Independent May 31, June 7 & 14, 2018) 317499
STATE OF ILLIOIS, CIRCUIT COURT DuPAGE COUNTY PUBLICATION NOTICE OF COURT DATE FOR REQUEST FOR NAME CHANGE (ADULT) 2018MR000719 Case Number Request of: Yanran Li There will be a court date on my Request to change my name from: Yanran Li to the new name of Victoria Li The court date will be held on 7/13/2018 at 9:00 a.m. at 505 N County Farm Rd., Wheaton DuPage, in Courtroom #2007. 5-23-2018 CHRIS KACHIROUBAS Circuit Court Clerk 4284744 /s/ YANRAN LI (Published in The Elmhurst Independent May 31, June 7 & 14, 2018) 317453
NOTICE CERTIFICATE NO. 0076130 was filed in the office of the County Clerk of DuPage County on MAY 18, 2018, wherein the business firm of LUXE BOUTIQUE LOCATED AT 3021 E. BUTTERFIELD RD., STE. 208, OAK BROOK, IL 60523-1172 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) LEEZA MATHIS, HOME ADDRESS 32412 VILLAGE GREEN BLVD., WARRENVILLE, IL 60555-5908. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and Official Seal at my office in Wheaton, Illinois, this 18TH day of MAY, A.D. 2018. PAUL HINDS Paul Hinds DuPage County Clerk (OFFICIAL SEAL) (Published in The Elmhurst Independent May 31, June 7 & 14, 2018) 317511
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA STATE OF ILLINOIS IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT COUNTY OF DU PAGE IN RE THE MARRIAGE OF RASHA ALI AL.KHATIB PETITIONER VS NEDAL MOHAMED RAYYASHI RESPONDENT 2018D001043 CASE NUMBER DOMESTIC RELATIONS PUBLICATION The requisite affidavit for publication having been filed: NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN TO YOU Nedal Mohamad Rayyashi, the Respondent, that a petition has been filed in the Eighteenth Judicial Circuit Court of DuPage County, Illinois, by the Petitioner, against you for a: Dissolution of Marriage and for other relief; that summons duly issued against you as provided by law, and such petition is still pending.
NOTICE CERTIFICATE NO. 0076107 was filed in the office of the County Clerk of DuPage County on MAY 18, 2018, wherein the business firm of JOSEF BECKA SERVICES LOCATED AT 1S549 HALSEY ROAD, OAKBROOK TERRACE, IL 60181-4408 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) JOSEF BECKA, HOME ADDRESS 1S549 HALSEY ROAD, OAKBROOK TERR, IL 60181-4408. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and Official Seal at my office in Wheaton, Illinois, this 18TH day of MAY, A.D. 2018. PAUL HINDS Paul Hinds DuPage County Clerk (OFFICIAL SEAL) (Published in The Elmhurst Independent May 31, June 7 & 14, 2018) 316915
NOTICE CERTIFICATE NO. 0076160 was filed in the office of the County Clerk of DuPage County on JUNE 5, 2018, wherein the business firm of ALGMIN CONSULTING LOCATED AT 506 S. LODGE LANE, LOMBARD, IL 601482945 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) ANTHONY J. ALGMIN, HOME ADDRESS 506 S. LODGE LANE, LOMBARD, IL 60148-2945. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and Official Seal at my office in Wheaton, Illinois, this 5TH day of JUNE, A.D. 2018. PAUL HINDS Paul Hinds DuPage County Clerk (OFFICIAL SEAL) (Published in The Elmhurst Independent June 14, 21 & 28, 2018) 318205
NOTICE CERTIFICATE NO. 0076157 was filed in the office of the County Clerk of DuPage County on JUNE 1, 2018, wherein the business firm of ONEVIEW PAINTING & SERVICES LOCATED AT 1205 W. NORDIC STREET, BENSENVILLE, IL 60106-1431 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) JOEL CARRERA, HOME ADDRESS 1205 W. NORDIC STREET, BENSENVILLE, IL 60106-1431 IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and Official Seal at my office in Wheaton, Illinois, this 1ST day of JUNE, A.D. 2018. PAUL HINDS Paul Hinds DuPage County Clerk (OFFICIAL SEAL) (Published in The Elmhurst Independent June 7, 14 & 21, 2018) 317985
NOTICE CERTIFICATE NO. 0076129 was filed in the office of the County Clerk of DuPage County on MAY 22, 2018, wherein the business firm of TRAVELERS SAFEWAY LIMOUSINE LOCATED AT 5325 KINGSTON AVENUE, LISLE, IL 60532-2317 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) RICHARD S. HOYT, HOME ADDRESS 5325 KINGSTON AVENUE, LISLE, IL 60532-2317. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and Official Seal at my office in Wheaton, Illinois, this 22ND day of MAY, A.D. 2018. PAUL HINDS Paul Hinds DuPage County Clerk (OFFICIAL SEAL) (Published in The Elmhurst Independent May 31, June 7 & 14, 2018) 317037
NOW THEREFORE, unless you Nedal Mohamad Rayyashi, the Respondent file your answer to the Petition or otherwise make your appearance therein, in the office of the Clerk of the Eighteenth Judicial Circuit, at the Judicial Center, 505 North County Farm Road, Wheaton, Illinois on or before 7-7-18 a default may be entered against you at any time after that date and a Judgment of Dissolution of Marriage be entered against you in accordance with the prayer of said petition. Rasha Al.Khatib, PRO SE 5-30-18 CHRIS KACHIROUBAS CHRIS KACHIROUBAS Clerk of the Eighteenth Circuit Court (Published in The Elmhurst Independent June 7, 14 & 21, 2018) 317979 STATE OF ILLINOIS, CIRCUIT COURT DuPAGE COUNTY PUBLICATION NOTICE OF COURT DATE FOR REQUEST FOR NAME CHANGE (ADULT) Request of: Michael Vernon Schweisthal 2018MR000808 Case Number There will be a court date on my Request to change my name from: Michael Vernon Schweisthal to the new name of: Michael Vernon Schweisthal Spatafore The court date will be held on 07/26/2018 at 9:00 a.m. at 505 N. County Farm Rd., Wheaton, DuPage IL 60187 in Courtroom #2007. (Published in The Elmhurst Independent June 14, 21 & 28, 2018) 318403 NOTICE TO BIDDERS AND INVITATION FOR BIDS FOR THE 2018 T-LINING PROJECT 209 NORTH YORK STREET CITY OF ELMHURST DUPAGE COUNTY, ILLINOIS RECEIPT OF BIDS Sealed bids to complete all work required for the 2018 T-Lining Project will be received by the City of Elmhurst, DuPage County, Illinois until 11:00 a.m., (Central Daylight Savings Time) on July 3, 2018. 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 60126, and shall be marked “Sealed Bid – 2018 T- Lining Project, Project No. 18-36”. CONTRACT DOCUMENTS The work included in the base bid shall consist of the cleaning and televising of 725 laterals, the installation of 73 T-liners (mainline diameter varies from 12” to 15”), 60 cleanouts and 8 quick-locks, traffic control, and all other related work. The alternate bid A includes the additional costs for the installation of 73 T-liners with styrene free and VOC free resin and ancillary items. The NOTICE CERTIFICATE NO. 0076141 was filed in the office of the County Clerk of DuPage County on MAY 23, 2018, wherein the business firm of REDEMPTION PROPERTY SERVICES LOCATED AT 505 N MICHIGAN AVENUE, VILLA PARK, IL 60181-1531 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) FREDERICK REDMOND, HOME ADDRESS 505 W MICHIGAN AVENUE, VILLA PARK, IL 601811531. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and Official Seal at my office in Wheaton, Illinois, this 23RD day of MAY, A.D. 2018. PAUL HINDS Paul Hinds DuPage County Clerk (OFFICIAL SEAL) (Published in The Elmhurst Independent June 7, 14 & 21, 2018) 317987
work will be located throughout the City of Elmhurst. This work shall be performed in accordance with the specifications. Digital copies of the bid documents are available at www. questcdn.com for a non-refundable fee of $30.00. These documents may be downloaded by entering Quest Project Number 5810617 on www.questcdn.com. Bid 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. 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 lowest responsible bidders will be returned after the proposals have been checked and tabulated. The proposal guaranty checks of the two 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 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 Monday 11th day of June 2018. CITY OF ELMHURST Steven M. Morley, Mayor Patty Spencer, City Clerk (Published in The Elmhurst Independent June 14, 2018) 318324
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NOTICE CERTIFICATE NO. 0076168 was filed in the office of the County Clerk of DuPage County on JUNE 8, 2018, wherein the business firm of DUPAGE CLEANING SERVICES LOCATED AT 37 CAMBRIDGE DRIVE, OAK BROOK, IL 60523-1704 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) JODIE DAVINO, HOME ADDRESS 37 CAMBRIDGE DRIVE, OAK BROOK, IL 60523-1704 IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and Official Seal at my office in Wheaton, Illinois, this 8TH day of JUNE, A.D. 2018. PAUL HINDS Paul Hinds DuPage County Clerk (OFFICIAL SEAL) (Published in The Elmhurst Independent June 14, 21 & 28, 2018) 318682 NOTICE CERTIFICATE NO. 0076164 was filed in the office of the County Clerk of DuPage County on JUNE 6, 2018, wherein the business firm of SPARTAN(id) LOCATED AT 1798 W. GOLDENGATE COURT, ADDISON, IL 60101-1856 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) JOHN N. LIAGRIDONIS, HOME ADDRESS 1798 W. GOLDENGATE COURT, ADDISON, IL 60101-1856. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and Official Seal at my office in Wheaton, Illinois, this 6TH day of JUNE, A.D. 2018. PAUL HINDS Paul Hinds DuPage County Clerk (OFFICIAL SEAL) (Published in The Elmhurst Independent June 14, 21 & 28, 2018) 318684
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Choose DuPage predicts robust job market opportunities First quarter economic indicators show hundreds of jobs in healthcare
Choose DuPage has released its 2018 First Quarter Economic Indicators Report outlining DuPage County’s continued economic growth. While maintaining the lowest unemployment rate in the region, the average annual salary in DuPage County is higher than both the state and national average. Current employment opportunities in high-paying positions are also available in a
wide range of industries throughout DuPage further showcasing it as an ideal location for businesses and job seekers looking to build a life in a thriving community. 2018 First Quarter Economic Indicator Report highlights: • DuPage County continues to maintain the lowest unemployment rate in the Chicagoland region at 4.2%, lower than both the State of
Illinois (5.0%) and United States (4.4%). • Industrial vacancy rates are currently at 5.5%; office vacancy rates dropped to 15.3% from 17.5% during the same period last year. • The average annual salary in DuPage County is approximately $62,000 – higher than both the State of Illinois ($57,000) and United States ($54,000).
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Realty Group announces new web site KoenigRubloff.com Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices KoenigRubloff Realty Group is pleased to announce the launch of its new KoenigRubloff.com website. The site offers buyers a home search experience that is optimized for mobile-first consumers. KoenigRubloff mobile use has been steadily climbing and has surged past desktop access this year. “First and foremost, our new KoenigRubloff.com will provide real estate consumers with a great experience, allowing them to find informa-
tion they need quickly and easily,” said Nancy Nagy, CEO of KoenigRubloff. “Video is wildly popular, so we added a robust video component to complement the property photos and YouTube video.” “As consumer behavior has shifted to mobile-first search and now search engines like Google are indexing mobile sites before traditional sites, having a Responsive Design Framework is more important than ever,” added Michael Pierson, president of KoenigRubloff.
Resident among Knox College graduates About 300 Knox College seniors received their bachelor’s degrees on June 3, 2018, at the College’s Commencement exercises in Galesburg, Illinois. Among was them was Elmhurst resident and York graduate Max Wiersum. Wiersum graduated and majored in Art History with a minor in Studio Art.
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Largest employers, average wages, future job growth The largest major occupation groups in DuPage County are Office and Administrative Support positions (106,367 workers), Sales and Related Occupations (71,836 workers), and Transportation and Material Moving Occupations (49,322 workers). Occupations in the DuPage with the highest average wages per worker are in Management ($118,700), Legal ($101,300), and Computer and Mathematical Occupations ($87,000). Measuring future job growth by the number of advertised open positions indicates, there are nearly 20,000 online job opportunities in DuPage for careers in the Computer & Mathematical field, followed by over 15,000 in Management, and tens of thousands more across various sectors in white collar and blue collar industries.
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Occupation Snapshot Over the next year, the fastest growing industry in DuPage County is expected to be Healthcare Support Occupations with a +2.2% yearover-year rate of growth (adding 350 jobs). The next highest is Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations with 1.3% growth (adding 419 jobs), followed by Personal Care and Service with 1.3% growth (adding 257 jobs). “DuPage County has consistently maintained the lowest unemployment rate in the Chicagoland region while we continue to bring new business development to the area,” said John Carpenter, president and CEO of Choose DuPage. “The projected growth in the healthcare and personal care sectors alone will add close to 1,000 new jobs over the next year. Our market is robust and this is an exciting time DuPage County.”
Local students graduate from Carthage College More than 550 students graduated from Carthage College, including the following Elmhurst residents. They include: Jenna Leazott, who graduated summa cum laude in May 2018 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in in Political Science and Sociology as part of the Honors Program. Roman Lewis, who graduated in May 2018 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics. Alanna Varnas graduated cum laude in December 2017 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Physical Education, Sport and Fitness Instruction.
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Legends (www.buddyguy.com), now at 700 S. Wabash. While sweet home Chicago takes pride in its reputation as “the home of the blues,” with a lakefront festival that has drawn hundreds of thousands of music lovers yearly since 1984, the city also is a cornerstone of modern jazz. In fact, Chicago’s jazz fest predates its blues bash by a decade. King Oliver and Jelly Roll Morton were early stars on the jazz scene, and the immortal Louis Armstrong further popularized the New Orleans sound
in Chicago in the 1920s. Later Benny Goodman and a host of fellow bigband leaders swung at ballrooms such as the elegant Trianon in the Woodlawn neighborhood and the Aragon in Uptown. Today the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians (www.aacmchicago.org) guides Chicago jazz in adventurous new directions, and the Green Mill Cocktail Lounge (www.greenmilljazz.com), 4802 N. Broadway, builds on its Prohibition-era tradition.
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Run4Hunger returns to Yorkfield area to benefit EYFP Sponsors and organizers are currently gearing up for the 13th annual Run for Hunger 5K and ½ mile Kids Fun Run, which is scheduled for Sunday, July 22, stepping off at 1099 So. York Road, where Yorkfield Presbyterian Church and the Elmhurst Yorkfield Food Pantry are located. Area food pantries including the Yorkfield facility will garner the proceeds from the event. The course winds through the tree-lined streets of south Elmhurst. The first 400 participants receive a custom-designed t-shirt, a goody bag, post-race refreshments and free prize drawings. The 5K steps off at 8 a.m. followed at 8:45 a.m. by the Kids Fun Run. Awards will be presented to both men and women in eight age categories. Each participant in the kids run will receive a t-shirt and a ribbon. Participants are encouraged to bring along a non-perishable food donation on race day to give to the Elmhurst Yorkfield Food Pantry. Other food pantries which will benefit from the race are Disciples Food Pantry and the Hand and Hand Food Pantry, both in Villa Park, and the Community Table in Lombard. Sponsors who are already on board include Simplex System Controls, CK Running and Fleet Feet Sports. To register, visit run4hunger.com.
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Pictured are runners who took part in last year’s Run for Hunger held in the Yorkfield neighborhood. This year’s 13th annual Run for Hunger 5K and ½ mile Kids Fun Run, will take place on Sunday, July 22, at 8 and 8:45 a.m., respectively. The race begins at Yorkfield Presbyterian Church, 1099 So York Rd. Proceeds benefit area food pantries including the Elmhurst Yorkfield Food Pantry. To sign up, visit run4hunger.com.
Community calendar Pick of the Week – The event NOT to be missed Wednesday, June 20 City Centre hosts Wednesday Night Block Party From 5:30-8:30 p.m., families are invited to City Centre for a Wednesday Night Block Party with free live music and kid-friendly fun. Performing in City Centre Fountain Plaza this week is Wait for Morning. On stage at Elmhurst 255 North York Plaza location will be Atomic Shadows. Saturday, June 16 From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., young people are invited to the Elmhurst History Museum for “Days with My Dad: Memory Jars.” Participants will make a gift for dad or grandad to preserve sweet memories in a mason jar. A perfect intergenerational history activity for all ages. Museum will provide jars and craft supplies; participants need only bring personal objects and memories. Pre-registration required: call 630530-6879 or email email@example.com. Fee: $4 per jar. Info: elmhursthistory.org or (630) 833-1457
Kids’ program. Children can make their own gemstone jewelry to keep. Choose two different types of jewelry to make with stones from the Museum Shop and learn how to work with jeweler’s tools. Completes Girl Scout Jewelers badge. Fee $10 per person. Reservations required. Call 630-833-1616 or send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Sunday, June 24 At 2 p.m., come to the Elmhurst College Mall to enjoy Vintage Base Ball played in fine Victorian fashion play by the original rules from 1858. Bring a picnic basket and lawn chairs. Admission is free. Info: elmhursthistory.org or (630) 833-1457
a rhythm & blues and classic rock band will perform. Free and open to Wednesday, June 27 the public. Bring lawn chairs or blanFrom 5:30-8:30 p.m., families are kets. Picnics welcome but no alcohol invited to City Centre for a Wednesis allowed. Info: springroad.com day Night Block Party with free live music and kid-friendly fun. PerformSaturday, June 23 ing in City Centre Fountain Plaza • At 10:30 a.m., ages 8 through this week is the Owen Stevenson adult are invited to Lizzadro Muse- Trio. On stage at Elmhurst 255 North um for a 75-minute program on rocks and minerals led by geologist Sara Kurth. Learn to identify minerals through basic hands-on observation skills and hardness tests. Great for rockhounds and scouts, adult supervision required. Fee: $5 per person. Reservations required. Call 630-8331616 or email educator@lizzadroThursday, June 21 museum.org. From 7-9 p.m., the Spring Road • At 1:30 p.m., kids from ages Business Association presents Music 8-16 are invited to the Lizzadro Muat the Gazebo. This week, Scramble, seum for the ‘Rockin’ Jewelry for
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Ongoing programs: • Widows or Widowers (WOW) meet every third Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 537 S. York Road. WOW lends support and provides social activities for those who have lost a spouse. Admission: $5 per person includes live entertainment. Info: Dave at 630620-4060 or visit WOW.cfsites.org. • The Elmhurst American Legion, T.H.B. Post No. 187, hosts a fish fry every Friday night from 6-8:30 p.m. New York steaks are available first Friday of the month. Musical entertainment follows. Karaoke on the second Friday of each month. Bingo on Wednesdays, starting with Early Birds at 6:45 p.m. Info: 630-8337800 • 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 1011 a.m. Info: email Millie at john-
Explore Elmhurst Express Summer Trolley Route Stop 1: York and Park – Approximate boarding time is on the hour and 30 minutes after the hour Stop 2: York and Schiller – Approximate boarding time is 5 and 35 minutes after the hour Stop 3: Second and Addison – Approximate boarding time is 10 and 40 minutes after the hour Stop 4: Cottage Hill and Virginia – Approximate boarding time is 15 and 45 minutes after the hour Stop 5: Spring and the Illi-nois Prairie Path – Approxi-mate boarding time is 20 and 50 minutes after the hour Stop 6: York and Vallette – Approximate boarding time is 25 and 55 minutes after the hour Running Fridays and Saturdays from 12 noon to 12 midnight. Trains may alter approximate boarding times. To track the trolley’s exact location, visit ExploreElmhurst.com.
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ICGS celebrates May Crowning Mass In early May, the Immaculate Conception Grade School (ICGS) community gathered for their traditional May Crowning Mass. The Mass began in the IC Church with a procession of the second grade students who had made their First Holy Communion the weekend before. The younger students formed an honor guard down the center aisle of the church for a procession of the soon-to-be graduating eighth grade students. Each eighth grader, dressed in his or her graduation gown processed into the church with a flower to adorn the church’s statue of Mary, the Mother of God. Before the conclusion of Mass, a court of second and eighth grade students presented IC Pastor, Father Tom Paul with a crown of flowers for the statue. After blessing it with holy water, the crown was placed on the head of the statue of the Blessed Mother.
Right: ICGS second graders make their way down to the IC Church for the traditional May Crowning Mass. Below: ICGS eighth grade students line up for the May Crowning Mass procession.
York Radio Club plans 24-hour blitz In a 24-hour blitz that will include nationwide radio communications, the Elmhurst-based York Radio Club will operate at least three radio stations from the Elmhurst Fire Department Training Facility, 910 N. Addison, on Saturday and Sunday, June 23 & 24. Local officials and members of the public are welcome to visit anytime from 9 a.m. Saturday to 1 p.m. Sunday.
The operation will be part of Amateur Radio Field Day, an annual drill started in 1933 that’s designed to test emergency preparedness. In past years, more than 30,000 ham operators in the U.S. and Canada have taken part. Visitors interested in learning more about the hobby, or those who are simply curious, are welcome. More information at yorkradioclub.com
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The ICGS students pictured were part of the May Crowning court at Mass held last month.
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