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Elmhurst Lions Jim Hallberg, Susan Diamond and Pete Maitland (all wearing sunglasses) are thanked for the free hot dog by George Bressani on Saturday, June 3 in Berens Park. The Lions Club handed out free hot dogs, chips and water at the park to show gratitude to the community. Lions Clubs International celebrated its 100th anniversary this year; the Elmhurst Club has been around for 77.
Missing Elmhurst woman found at hospital in Chicago FOR THE INDEPENDENT
On Friday, June 2, the Independent learned from the City of Elmhurst that police were investigating the disappearance of a 21-year-old local woman. According to the release, Elmhurst resident Angelika Rosada did not return home on June 1, after working at her job in Chicago. Family members told police they had received a call from an unknown number. Angelika’s voice was identified by the family,
after listening to what they called “a confused and disoriented phone message.” “It has been determined that the victim used the cell phone of a ‘good Samaritan’ to try and call home,” the release read. Update: Early Saturday morning about 1 a.m., it was learned that Rosada had been found about three hours earlier at a Chicago hospital. Her parents were notified. No other information was provided to news outlets.
Jim Worden, President of the Elmhurst Lions Club, grills hot dogs at Berens Park on Saturday, June 3. More than 300 dogs, chips and water were handed out for free to thank the community for all of its support.
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D-205 PTA Council awards annual scholarships The District 205 PTA Council recently awarded eleven $1,000 non-renewable academic scholarships to graduates of York Community High School Class of 2017 for use at the college or university of their choice. Scholarship recipients include: Lauren Heslop, Abigail Gundrum, Samuel Jordan-Wood, Morgan Hennin, Amelia O’Halloran, Ailie Orzak, Jack Redick, Maria Perez, Amanda Shafer, Juliana Sonenberg and John Wheeler. The students were recognized at York’s Scholarship Awards Night held on April 18. Megan Winton and Kari Levine served as co-chairs of the PTA Council Scholarship Committee, assisted by a PTA Council Scholarship Committee representative at each District 205 school, who helped promote the fundraising events. “Each of these students possess intelligence, ingenuity and initiative,” said Levine. “In their scholarship application essays, they spoke of heart-warming successes, heart-breaking failures, kindness imparted, hardships endured, rewarding community outreach work and the value of volunteerism. They shared their personal stories of self-discovery and their dreams for the future.” The YCHS Class of 2017 was offered more than $2 million in scholarships from a variety of sources, including merit-based scholarships and from local foundations and organizations such as the PTA Council.
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Pictured are students of York High School’s Class of 2017 who received academic scholarships awarded by the District 205 PTA Council Scholarship Committee on April 18. In total, eleven $1000 grants were given to (listed alphabetically, not as pictured): Abigail Gundrum, Morgan Hennin, Lauren Heslop, Samuel Jordan-Wood, Amelia O’Halloran, Ailie Orzak, Maria Perez, Jack Redick, Amanda Shafer, Juliana Sonenberg and John Wheeler.
City begins process for updated Sub-area Plans The City of Elmhurst is beginning to update the Elmhurst Sub-area Plans, and is seeking input from residents, community stakeholders, businesses and property owners, and other interested members of the community. Interested parties should visit the project website at elmhurst.org/subareaplans to learn more about the process and to fill out an online questionnaire. What are the Elmhurst Sub-area Plans? The Elmhurst Sub-area Plans will
serve as updates to the sub-area plans found in the City’s 2009 Comprehensive Plan. The Elmhurst Sub-area Plans will include the following areas: • York & Vallette Business District • Lake Street Corridor • First Street & York Street Block Redevelopment • Yorkfield Area • North Avenue & Route 83 Although the sub-area plans range in scale and level of detail, each sub-area plan will include recommendations on
land use and development; circulation, moves forward, everyone will be inmobility, and parking; and public and vited to attend and provide feedback private urban design elements. as the City works with planning consultants at Houseal Lavigne AssociSub-area visioning workshop ates to develop policies and recomTo help ensure that Elmhurst con- mendations for the Elmhurst Sub-area tinues to be a vibrant, competitive Plans. This visioning exercise will community, the City will be request- encourage stakeholders to address ing comments and input on the Elm- sub-area components related to land hurst Sub-area Plans from residents, use, development, access, mobility, the business community, developers, and urban design. and others who have a vested interBe sure to check the City’s website est in the City’s future. As the project or visit the Elmhurst Sub-area Plans
project website for details on the Sub-area Visioning Workshop. Information on the time, date, and location of the Sub-area Visioning Workshop will be confirmed soon. Be sure to check the City’s website for more information soon. Stay updated through the project website. Members of the public can also provide feedback about the Draft Elmhurst Sub-area Plans by visiting the project website, accessible from elmhurst.org/subareaplans.
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Pickleball comes to Elmhurst
The elmhursT IndependenT New sport combines tennis, badminton, ping pong, says ‘Ambassador’ By Marisa Mancini
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While pickleball is gaining popularity in Elmhurst, many people still know little or nothing about it. Pickleball is a paddle sport that combines many elements of tennis, badminton and ping-pong, and is suitable for all ages and skill levels. The rules are simple and the game is easy for beginners to learn, but can develop into a quick, fast-paced, competitive game for experienced players. According to the USA Pickleball Association (USAPA) website, pickleball is exploding in popularity. The number of places to play has more than doubled since 2010, with nearly 4,000 locations on the site’s “Places to Play” map. Pickleball is played both indoors and outdoors on a badminton-sized court (20×44 feet), using a slightly lower tennis net, a pickleball paddle (think bigger ping pong paddle), and a plastic ball with holes, similar to a standard whiffle ball. Like tennis, the court is striped with a right and left service court and a seven-foot, non-volley zone in front of the net (referred to as the “kitchen”). An underhand serve
starts each point and games go to 11 listed surrounding suburbs that had points. pickleball facilities, so I also played in Palatine, Barrington, Lake Bluff, Local resident is Aurora, Wheaton, Glen Ellyn and AdPickleball Ambassador dison. These towns have facilities in Elmhurst resident Peggy Whitlow is multiple places – like the gym at their a pickleball Ambassador for the USA YMCA, and dedicated or lined outPickleball Association (USAPA), a door pickleball courts. The cost is minnonprofit corporation that promotes imal - $2 to $5 for two to three hours of the growth and development of pick- indoor play – and usually no charge to leball on both a national and interna- play outside. I wanted to play closer to tional level. A retired special educa- home and also felt Elmhurst was misstion teacher and a runner for 25 years, ing out on a great sport.” Whitlow is fairly new to the sport. Just shy of a year ago, Whitlow ap“I first played pickleball in 2014 plied to be a pickleball Ambassador in while visiting my sister in Arizona,” the hopes of growing the sport in Elshe stated. “My sister sold T-shirts at mhurst. the Pickleball Nationals, which are “I love pickleball for so many reaalmost always held there. For sev- sons,” she said. “People of all ages en days, I learned as much as I could and fitness levels can play; it is easy to about pickleball. I watched matches, pick up; it is a good form of exercise; went to a Rules Clinic and a Referee it is inexpensive; it can be laid back or Clinic, and in the evening there were extremely competitive; and it is very 30 to 40 open courts available for play- social. Even my 12-year-old grandson ers of all levels, including me, to play will play pickleball with me!” pickleball. I loved it.” As an Ambassador, Whitlow’s priWhen she returned home, Whitlow mary responsibility is to be the USAwas disappointed there was nowhere to PA’s spokesperson and representative play pickleball in Elmhurst. for all activities related to pickleball “I ended up playing in Hoffman Es- within the area she represents, which tates,” she said. “The USAPA website includes Elmhurst.
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Pickleball Ambassador Peggy Whitlow (left) and her sister attended the US Pickleball Open in Naples, Fla., this year. Whitlow is working to find ways to introduce the sport to Elmhurst and other communities.
“Right now, the only indoor pickleball option in Elmhurst is Courts Plus, which, since summer 2016 has offered drop-in pickleball with instruction by Anne Mache on Wednesdays and Fridays from 7:30 to 9 a.m. at a fee of $6 per members and $10 for non-members,” Whitlow said.
Summer options, where to play pickleball Starting June 7, Courts Plus will offer outdoor pickleball on Wednesdays from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at East End Park at a cost of $6 per player. Mache will provide instruction to beginners. Players will be divided by ability and play round robin games. Another summer option for pickleball is with the recently-formed Elmhurst Pickleball Club (EPC), of which Whitlow is a member. Beginning June 6, EPC will play on Tuesday evenings from 6 to 8 p.m., and Thursday mornings from 8 to 9:30 a.m. at Eldridge Park in Elmhurst. “One tennis court at Eldridge has already been lined for pickleball by the Elmhurst Park District and we will tape lines on the other court. There is no cost to play and everyone is welcome,” Whitlow said. “Additionally, I will bring loaner paddles and balls at no charge for those who do not have them. This is a great way for anyone interested in pickleball to try it. Just show up and start playing.” Jim Rogers, executive director of the Elmhurst Park District supports the new sport. “The Park District looks forward to working with folks in Elmhurst who are interested in pickleball,” he said. “We’ve been pleased to begin offering some programming and facilities for this emerging sport and will continue to gauge participation and interest in order to determine if and how we might do more in the future.” “We appreciate Elmhurst Park District’s support of pickleball by offering the drop-in program at Courts Plus and for lining several courts in town,” added Whitlow. “We hope that once people play, they will get hooked on it like I did.” For more information, contact Peggy by email at pickleballpaddlesetc@ yahoo.com.
Airplane noise to get worse before it gets better
City suggests best way to voice your concern
During the weeks of June 4 and July 2, there will be an increase in night time aircraft noise that may affect many Elmhurst residents. What has caused the increase in air craft noise? The effects of air craft noise are caused by a decision of the City of Chicago to rotate arrivals and departures during overnight operations. The O’Hare Modernization Program (OMP) has changed O’Hare’s runway configurations to reduce delays and increase the capacity of flights, which it has done. However the push to rotate overnight runway use has increased airplane noise, for many suburban areas that surround the airport, including the City of Elmhurst. The Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) submitted a Fly Quiet Runway Rotation Test (Test 1) to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for approval of a six-month
test period from June - December 2016. Recently the CDA submitted a second Fly Quiet Runway Rotation Test (Test 2) to the FAA for approval of a 12-week test period to test the capabilities of the different configurations after responding to FAA concerns and to add configurations that were not included in Test 1. Test 2 is intended to occur during the overnight hours when demand requires one arrival and one departure runway. Test 2 includes a 12-week schedule that consists of 12 weekly periods intended to balance the overnight noise. Each new week would begin on Sunday evening at 10 p.m. or after, when demand allows for one arrival and one departure runway. Some of the new flight patterns in the Fly Quiet Runway Rotation Test fly directly over parts of Elmhurst. To view the rotation schedule, visit: airportprojects.net/flyquiettest/ schedule/.
What steps is the City taking to voice resident concerns? The City of Elmhurst has joined the O’Hare Noise Compatibility Commission to assure concerns are heard regarding the negative effects that new flight patterns may have on Elmhurst residents. City Officials have also expressed concern directly to the Chicago Department of Aviation and the O’Hare Noise Compatibility Commission in writing. What can you do to voice your concern? Please take the Fly Quiet program survey at: airportprojects.net/flyquiettest/survey/ Your feedback on the new flight patterns will be reviewed by the O’Hare Noise Compatibility Commission. For more information on the Fly Quiet Program, visit: airportprojects. net/flyquiettest/
Fire Department debuts new ALS Rapid Response Vehicle Unveiled at Dancing Under the Stars event
Members of the Elmhurst Fire Department displayed their brand new advanced life support (ALS) Rapid Response Vehicle at the “Dancing Under the Stars” event held at the Addison Parking Garage to thank the City of Elmhurst for its part in supporting the program. The vehicle, a 2017 Ford Explorer, will be known as Rescue 1. Elmhurst Fire Department paramedics will staff the Rapid Response Vehicle around the clock, greatly enhancing existing ALS service, which is provided with a paramedic transport (Medic 1 and Medic 2). All of the equipment, including a cardiac monitor/defibrillator, ALS medications, and a Zoll AutoPulse, fits perfectly in the back of the vehicle. Additionally, the vehicle is more maneuverable through city traffic. “We are on the cutting edge here in Elmhurst, providing paramedics and an advanced support Rapid Response Vehicle,” explained Fire Chief Thomas Freeman, during its display. The Elmhurst Fire Department is one of the first departments in the county to use this new service model. When a paramedic is in the Rapid Response Vehicle and he/she is not needed to go to the hospital, the paramedic will be available to go on another call. This will help reduce time paramedics spend waiting at the hospital for reports to be completed and the ambulance to be restocked, resulting in the immediate availability for subsequent emergencies in the City.
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Pictured here is a 2017 Ford Explorer, now known as Rescue 1. Fire Department paramedics will staff the Rapid Response Vehicle around the clock. All equipment, including a cardiac monitor/defibrillator, ALS medications, and a Zoll AutoPulse, fits perfectly in the back of the vehicle. The vehicle is also more maneuverable through city traffic.
Dive into art by recreating the masters
Have fun creating art in a casual, relaxed atmosphere at Elmhurst Park District Recreating the Masters class. Experience the techniques and colors that the painting masters used by copying their works, just as art students have done for centuries. Join us on Friday, June 16 from 9:30-11:30 a.m. at The Abbey as we recreate Poppy Fields by Claude Monet. All materials will be provided, as well as information about the artist, his life, history and works. Fee is $15 residents/$20 nonresidents. For more information or to register, call at (630) 993-8901 or visit epd.org to register.
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Maddie Hurt among elite to compete in women’s national tournament
Distinguished Western Women’s Golf Association Amateur event comes to River Forest CC
When top amateur golfers from around the world gather to compete in the upcoming 117th annual Women’s Western National Amateur Golf Championship, Elmhurst’s own Maddie Hurt will be in the line-up. An Elmhurst resident and recent graduate of Immaculate Conception Catholic Prep, Hurt will be playing in her largest-ever national event. “I’m really looking forward to competing in such a prestigious event,” Hurt said, “and it’s even MADDIE HURT more special because I get to play in front of a hometown crowd.” This year’s Women’s Western Golf Association (WWGA) amateur tournament will be held June 12-17 at River Forest Country Club (RFCC). The world-class golf course will present challenge to the 142 amateur players. Hurt is familiar with the course, having played there several times during her stand-out high school golf career that included a Class A girls golf championship. “I’m blessed to have some knowledge of the course,” she said. RFCC’s biggest event since Player vs Palmer in 1961 The staff and members at RFCC are preparing the course and arranging logistics to support the tournament week. This is the biggest event held at River Forest since 1961, when the club hosted the televised “All-Star Golf Match” between golf legends Gary Player and Arnold Palmer. “We are honored to host the 2017 Women’s Western Amateur, an event with a history and tradition that rivals any in golf,” said club president and Elmhurst resident Dave Carlquist. “Our course will provide a stern test for this field of elite amateur players, and we look forward to an exciting week of competition. “It is a privilege to welcome outstanding players from around the United States and internationally. And it is truly a thrill to have Elmhurst’s own Maddie Hurt in the field.” More about the tournament The Women’s Western Amateur is recognized as one of the top women’s amateur events. Conducted by the Women’s Western Golf Association (WWGA), the championship was first played in 1901, and it is the oldest annually-played championship in golf. Past champions include LPGA greats Stacy Lewis, 2016 player of the year Ariya Jutanagarn, 2016 U.S. Women’s Open Champion Brittany Lang and Hall of Fame member Nancy Lopez. Maddie Hurt, who will play collegiate golf and major in business at Northern Illinois University in the fall, knows of the great tradition of golfers who have played in the WWGA amateur tournament in previous years. “I’m hoping I can perform to the best of my ability, and try to win or place really high,” she shared, anticipating a week of strong competition.
Chairman Cronin to dedicate bridge during Bike to Work Week DuPage County Board Chairman Dan Cronin will ride his bike to work on Tuesday, June 13 in support of Bike to Work Week. The Chairman will ride from the gazebo at the Illinois Prairie Path and Spring Road in Elmhurst to the JTK Administration Building in Wheaton. Riders will meet at 7 a.m. Cronin will be joined by DuPage County Board members, County employees and members of local bicycle groups. Along the way, Cronin and riders will stop in Glen Ellyn for
a ceremony to dedicate a bridge in honor of Paul and Jean Mooring. The Moorings were charter members of the Illinois Prairie Path nonprofit corporation and helped to build and maintain the Prairie Path. Paul Mooring also spent 21 years as president of the Prairie Path Corporation. Dedication ceremony will take place on the Illinois Prairie Path bridge over the East Branch DuPage River, located between Interstate 355 and Hill Avenue. Ceremony will begin at approximately 8 a.m.
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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.
charged with DUI, illegal transportation of open alcohol, no valid driver’s license, no seat belt and no insurance subsequent to a traffic stop near St. Charles and Route 83 at around 4:17 p.m.
Criminal damage, criminal trespass
May 29 A victim was a patient at Elmhurst Hospital and the suspect is the patient’s son. Police said the suspect had continually contacted Elmhurst Hospital by phone, attempting to speak to the victim. An officer contacted the suspect and advised him to cease communications with the victim at Elmhurst Hospital. May 27 A victim in the 700 block of Michigan told police at around 3:08 p.m. that the suspect, his cousin, had left a recorded telephone message threatening him. An officer contacted the suspect who agreed to cease all communication. The victim did not wish to pursue the incident. May 25 • A victim in the 300 block of Highview Avenue told police at around 7:59 p.m. that the suspect obtained nude video of the victim and threatened to post it on social media. The victim met the suspect through a dating app. The case is pending investigation. • A victim’s stepfather told police at around 8:14 p.m. that the victim had received two pornographic images on his cell phone from an unknown person’s cell phone. He then received follow up text messages. The victim has never had any previous contact with this cell phone number. The victim’s cell phone was placed into evidence.
May 31 A victim in the 100 block of E. Jackson told police at around 5:47 p.m. that he noticed wire ties that attach the chain link fence to the top of his fence posts had been damaged. It appears the ties have been filed using a metal file or grinder. May 26 • Shane Brooks, 24, of Elmhurst, was charged with criminal damage to property at a pub in the 100 block of N. Addison at around 1:51 a.m. Police said officers responded to the above location for Brooks, who had punched the front door of the building, causing damage. • Jeffery Cerkoney, 61, of Wheaton, was charged with criminal damage to property at a store in the 200 block of S. Route 83 at around 12:07 a.m. Police said Cerkoney admitted to breaking a glass panel on a sliding door by pushing a shopping cart into it. According to police, Cerkoney broke the glass, heard the alarm sound, and waited for police to arrive. No items were taken; the suspect stated he caused the damage so that he may be arrested and taken to jail, police said. May 24 A victim in the 400 block of S. York told police at around 11:17 a.m. that when she got home she observed a white substance on the driveway, the porch and an open window in her bedroom on the second floor. The next morning she noticed a shoe print in the white substance and a white substance in her house. She also noticed other items within the house moved about. The victim suspects her ex-husband may have entered her residence.
May 28 Jason Gowins, 37, of Mesa, Ariz., was issued a citation for public intoxication in the 400 block of W. Lake St. at around 2:56 a.m. Police said officers responded with the medics to the above location for Gowins, who was sitting on a bench, unconscious but breathing, outside of a hotel. Officers could smell a strong odor of alcohol coming from the suspect, according to police. May 26 Jack Parpan, 22, of Elmhurst, was issued a citation for public intoxication near West and Second at around 2:43 a.m. Police said officers responded to the above location for Parpan, who was found lying on the parkway. Officers could smell a strong odor of alcohol coming from his breath. May 20-May 25 A complainant in the 100 block of E. Lake St. told police her half-sister lives with her and her fiancé, the victim. The complainant related that her sister has attacked her fiancé on different occasions between the above dates, leaving marks on his face and chest. The complainant and victim do not want to sign complaints against the suspect due to her mental state. The suspect was transported to a hospital for an evaluation.
Domestic battery, domestic incident
May 29 Domestic battery was reported in the 500
CALL 800-222-TIPS block of Comstock at around 10:34 p.m. Police said an argument between a victim and the suspect escalated when the suspect spit at the victim’s face. The suspect fled the scene prior to an officer’s arrival. A search of the area yielded no results. The case is pending investigation. May 26 A 21-year-old Elmhurst woman was charged with domestic battery at the Schiller parking deck at around 11:48 p.m. Police said officers heard screaming coming from the first floor of the parking deck. Officers found the suspect yelling at the victim, and saw that the victim had sustained injuries to her face and hand, while trying to prevent the suspect from driving.
DUI, illegal consumption or possession of alcohol by a minor, illegal transportation of open alcohol, illegal possession of open alcohol, possession of a controlled substance, delivery of a controlled substance
May 30 • Bethany Anderson, 34, of Elmhurst, was charged with DUI and improper lane usage near North and Highland at around 1:03 a.m. Police said that subsequent to traffic stop for driving on the shoulder, Anderson admitted to consuming three to four alcoholic beverages and had a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from her breath. • Josue Perez-Lopez, 29, of Berkeley, was charged with DUI, obstructing traffic, failure to move for a stopped emergency vehicle, driving while license suspended and no insurance subsequent to a traffic stop in the 600 block of S. Route 83 at around 1:22 a.m. May 28 Cara Catalano, 19, of Homer Glen; Jaclyn Raskas, 18, of Glen Ellyn; and Blake Trivundza, 19, of St. Louis, Mo., were charged with underage consumption of alcohol subsequent to a traffic stop for a rear passenger not wearing a seat belt near Butterfield and Commonwealth at around 4:44 a.m. May 27 Erik Schultz, 48, of Elmhurst, was charged with DUI, driving without headlights and no insurance subsequent to a traffic stop near York and Diversey at around 1:59 a.m. May 26 Jakub Nycz, 20; and Radoslaw Stasik, 20, both of Chicago, were issued citations for consumption of alcohol by a minor and no seat belt subsequent to a seat belt enforcement detail near York and Industrial Drive at around 1:36 a.m. May 25 Darnell Anderson, 60, of Hillside, was
Possession of cannabis, drug paraphernalia, controlled substance
May 31 Police said that subsequent to a call for an intoxicated subject near Euclid and Lexington at around 5:52 a.m., a juvenile suspect was found to be in possession of stolen over-thecounter medication from a pharmacy in Naperville. The Naperville Police Department was contacted and the merchandise was collected and placed into evidence. The suspect was released to his father per the request of the Naperville police. May 30 LaShanda Saffold, 28, of Maywood, was charged with unlawful possession of a controlled substance, driving while license suspended and driving without headlights subsequent to a traffic stop near Route 83 and North Avenue at around 11:58 p.m. May 28 Emmanuel Beard, 21, of Chicago, was issued citations for possession of cannabis, possession of drug paraphernalia and no seat belt subsequent to a seat belt enforcement detail near York and Belden at around 1:33 a.m. May 27 Michael Bernal, 18, of Elmhurst, was issued citations for possession of alcohol by a minor, possession of cannabis, possession of drug paraphernalia and speeding subsequent to a traffic stop near Palmer and the UPRR at around 3:43 p.m. May 26 Jahmal Nuruddin, 29, of Dolton, was issued citations for possession of cannabis and no seat belt subsequent to an enforcement detail near York and Belden at around 12:02 a.m.
Sale of alcohol to a minor, sale of tobacco to a minor
May 30 • Police said that subsequent to a compli-
ance check at 7-Eleven in the 500 block of S. Spring at around 7:45 p.m., Randall Angst, 32, of Glen Ellyn, the cashier, was found to be in violation of selling tobacco to a minor and was cited for sale of tobacco to a minor. • Police said that subsequent to conducting a compliance check at the American Legion in the 300 block of W. Butterfield at around 5:28 p.m., the bartender, Rose Bell, 40, of Aurora, sold alcohol to a minor and was cited for sale of alcohol to a minor. • Police said that during a compliance check at Chow in the 300 block of W. Park Ave. at around 6:39 p.m., Kristin Sherwin, 32, of Westmont, the cashier, sold alcohol to a minor. Sherwin was cited for sale of alcohol to a minor. • Police said that during a compliance check at The Little Shopper in the 600 block of N. York at around 7:35 p.m., Walid Elayan, 63, of Schiller Park, sold tobacco to a minor without asking for identification. Elayan was cited for sale of tobacco to a minor.
May 29 A victim in the 1-100 block of Elm Creek Drive told police at around 4:07 p.m. that he received text messages and numerous email spam messages since having contact with the suspect. The suspect was told to cease all communications with victim. May 28 A witness in the 400 block of S. Prospect told police they observed a suspect writing with spray paint on the front lawn of her and victim’s residence at around 6:49 p.m. The suspect explained to officers she was angry at the victim. The victim declined to pursue the incident. May 25 A victim near York and Fullerton told police at around 6:36 p.m. that a suspect approached her and asked if she wanted to purchase a silver revolver from him. The victim told the suspect she was not interested in purchasing the revolver and proceeded to walk away. Officers later spoke to the suspect who stated he was not on the north side of Elmhurst during the time of the incident. The suspect advised he has had issues with the victim in the past.
Theft/burglary/attempted theft or burglary/identity theft/fraud/forgery/ deceptive practice/ obstruction/robbery
May 30 A victim came to the police department to report his Samsung cellular phone and Samsung tablet were stolen while he was at a store in the 600 block of W. North Ave. at around 1:52 p.m. He set both of them down, turned away for just a few seconds and then they were gone. May 29 A victim at a store in the 200 block of S. Route 83 told police at around 5:56 p.m. that she inadvertently left her wallet on the counter at the store’s return counter. In-store video shows the wallet being stolen by a customer who was standing in line behind the victim. The victim canceled her credit cards. May 29, 2015-May 29 A victim in the 200 block of S. Poplar told police at around 11:23 a.m. that during the past two years a fur coat and numerous pieces of jewelry are missing from her home. May 28 Valerie Quintana, 45, of Melrose Park, was
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(Continued from page 6) charged with retail theft at a store while it was parked in his driveway. in the 300 block of S. Route 83 at The victim does not remember if the around 8:41 p.m. Police said officers truck was locked or unlocked. Offiresponded to the store for a shoplift- cers observed no signs of forced ening in progress. Officers made con- try. An evidence technician respondtact with Quintana as she was exiting ed to the scene. the parking lot with numerous items May 26 of clothing and jewelry, according to The owner of a landscaping compolice. pany in the 800 block of S. Poplar May 26-May 28 told police at around 1:58 p.m. that A victim in the 100 block of Pick an unknown suspect(s) stole a Backtold police at around 1:37 p.m. that pack Leaf Blower from inside the an unknown suspect removed two unsecured rear cargo area of a landbottles of prescription medication scaping trailer while it was parked on from the front seat of his pickup truck the street. May 23-May 26 A complainant in the 800 block of N. York told police that she stored an envelope containing cash inside her closet between the above dates. She noticed the envelope was empty and has searched the house with no results. She hasn’t had any family, friends or people in her apartment for Police: youth so any reason and reported the incident intoxicated he required as matter of record. May 25 hospitalization • The loss prevention manager at On May 27, police said officers rea store in the 600 block of N. York sponded with medics for an intoxicated juvenile in the 400 block of Alma told police at around 1:20 p.m. that
Suspect accused of serving vodka to juvenile
Avenue at around 9:40 a.m. Upon further investigation, it was found that Charles Walsh, 18, of Elmhurst, invited a juvenile suspect and two other suspects over to his residence and they all consumed vodka. Due to the juvenile’s high level of intoxication, he was transported to Elmhurst Hospital, police said. Walsh was issued a citation for underage consumption of alcohol. All suspects were released to their guardians.
he checked the security footage and observed a suspect described as a black male between 20-30 years old, wearing red pants, a red/white flannel shirt, and a black hat with white letters. He reportedly went into the razor aisle and started loading packs of razors into his own blue bag, then exited the store without paying. He then went back into the store about 15 minutes later, went to the pharmacy section and took packs of Nexium Pills by putting them into his blue bag. He again exited the store and an unknown vehicle picked him up and exited onto York Road. • A complainant in the 600 block of W. Grand Ave. told police at around 3:46 p.m. that she was notified by Chase Fraud Department that someone was attempting to electronically cash eight checks using a Datt Express bank account number and routing number. The complainant stated this has happened in the past. The fraud department was able to stop the transactions before they were completed. May 21 A victim in the 300 block of Ar-
lington told police at around 8:13 a.m. that an unknown suspect(s) made two unauthorized transactions on her Citibank MasterCard. The victim also discovered a PayPal account was opened using her information and one transaction was made through that PayPal account using her Citibank card. All purchases were credited back to the victim and the accounts were closed. May 20 A victim in the 100 block of N. Geneva told police at around 7 p.m. that an unknown suspect(s) opened multiple credit accounts in both his and his wife’s name. He stated they received multiple letters from credit agencies advising that three accounts could not be opened in their names due to insufficient information. In
addition, billing statements and credit cards from three accounts were successfully opened. Feb. 5, 2016-April 1, 2016 A victim in the 500 block of E. Grand Ave. told police that two vases were taken from her parent’s headstone markers at Mount Emblem Cemetery between the above dates.
May 30 Police said Vanessa M. Sosa, 32, of Elmhurst, was found to have an active warrant subsequent to a traffic stop near North and Clinton at around 12:33 p.m. She also was charged with driving while license suspended, expired registration and no insurance.
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IF YOU suffer from low back pain and sciatica, you are one of over 20 million adults in the USA with this often crippling spinal condition. Shooting, stabbing and burning pains from the low back, sometimes with additional pain through the buttocks and down the legs are all symptoms of a pinched nerves often called “sciatica”. In severe cases, it can lead to muscle wasting, numbness and constant tingling down to the tip of the toes. Left untreated, the intense pain can rapidly wear you down and drain the joy out of life. That is, until now... Recent advances in the treatment of sciatica and lower back pain have led to the development and huge success of Non-Surgical Reconstructive Spinal Care. The excellent results of this treatment have been published in major medical journals. With success rates as high as 90% some back surgeons recommending their patients try this treatment first before having back surgery. In Elmhurst, you can try NonSurgical Reconstructive Spinal Care at the Tree of Life Chiropractic Center– the office of the woman who has dedicated the last 17 years of her life to helping people with low back pain and sciatica... Dr. Kelly Synowiec- Moroney.
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GEORGIA BERG, 98 Memorial service June 17 Georgia Berg, a long-time Elmhurst resident, recently passed away peacefully at the amazing age of 98. Her family will host a memorial open house on Saturday, June 17 from 1-3 p.m. in Washington Park in Elmhurst where a memorial tree has been planted. The park is located at Holly Avenue and May Street. You may contact the family at baswanz@ aol.com. JAMES G. WEBB, 63 James G. Webb, of Elmhurst, passed away recently at the age of 63. Beloved husband of Kim nee Woodman; loving father of Nathan, Alex and Chelsea; dear son of the
late Cecil and Elouise Webb; brother of Carol Ives; brother-in-law of Gail (Jim) Gasper; uncle of Erica (Avrom Feinberg) Gallagher, Elli (Kevin) Penland and Jenna Gasper; great uncle of Tesher Feinberg, Connelly Penland and Hayley Penland. Jim was a partner and President of Awnings by Zip Dee and an avid sailor, having participated in 43 Chicago-Mackinac Races. He was the Past Commodore of JPYC, a 1972 graduate of Aurora West High School and a 1984 graduate of Elmhurst College. A Memorial Service was held at St. Peter’s United Church of Christ, 125 W. Church St., on Saturday, June 3, 2017. Interment private. In lieu of flowers, Memorials will be appre-
ciated for the Jimmy Webb Scholarship Fund for Underserved Youth, c/o Jackson Park Yacht Club Foundation, P.O. Box 15433, Chicago, 60615. Arrangements provided by Ahlgrim Funeral Home. For more information, call 630-834-3515 or visit ahlgrim.com. RALPH “BUTCH” R. MODLIN, 61 Ralph “Butch” R. Modlin, of Elmhurst, passed away recently at the age of 61. Beloved husband of Diane nee Schlitt. Loving father of Jeffrey and Scott Modlin. Cherished son of Edna and the late Ralph H. Modlin. Dearest brother of Linda (Bob) Sibilla. Fond uncle of Allen Sibilla and Jennifer Sibilla, Sarah, Erin,
Kate, John, Meg, Ross and Brian. Dear brother in law of Janet (John) Piepenbrink and Lois Greenfield. Memorial service was held Saturday, June 3, 2017, at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 545 S. Ardmore Avenue
in Villa Park. Interment private. Arrangements provided by Steuerle Funeral Home, 350 S. Ardmore Avenue, Villa Park.. For more information, call 630-832-4161 or visit steuerlefh.com.
Veterans Commission to honor Bales, Korean KIA Donald J. Bales deceased September 1, 1950, a U.S. Army Korean War veteran, will be honored during the 1 p.m. honor guard ceremony this Sunday, June 11, by having his name placed in the Roll of Remembrance at the Veterans Memorial in Wilder Park.
Bales entered the service in 1949 (exact date unknown) and served with the 2nd Division, 9th Infantry. He attained the rank of Private First Class and was killed in action. Bales received the Purple Heart; other awards and decorations are unknown.
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A growing appetite for local dinner theater Local restaurants support benefit for Centre for Performing Arts
It is by design that the upcoming “friendraiser” for the Elmhurst Centre for Performing Arts (ECPA) is centered around local restaurants. A performing arts venue in the Elmhurst City Centre has the potential to increase dining patrons to area bars and restaurants, and they fully support the effort. ECPA is partnering with three local businesses/restaurants in Elmhurst on Saturday, June 10 from 2-5 p.m. for Summer Fling, an afternoon of fun, food, music and friendship to benefit their initiative to build a center for music, theater, dance, and comedy anchored in downtown Elmhurst. The $30 ticket includes food, drink and entertainment at Pints, Guaranteed Rate and Cottage Hill Station. “We think this is fantastic,” said Steve Kemph, owner and managing partner of local bar/restaurant Cottage Hill Station about ECPA. “Whatever complementary business or amenity drives peo-
ple to downtown Elmhurst to visit the businesses tainment along with rock, country, comedy and of our community, the better it is for all.” cabaret concerts. The 329-seat theater complex also has four classrooms and 13 music studios Restaurant owner where they serve more than 2,500 students annurecognizes value of CPA ally with classes, lessons and camps, and uniqueCottage Hill Station (CHS), located at 122 ly bring the arts to seniors and individuals with S. York Road, is Kemph’s first foray in the bar/ special needs. restaurant space, allowing him to bring together his passion for commercial real estate with his Director of Metropolis interest in reinvesting in his local community. He paints bright future and his wife, Kati, have lived in Elmhurst since “We are an institution that acts as a magnet for 2005, and know the value of a community-based patrons,” commented Joe Keefe, executive direcperforming arts center. tor for Metropolis. “We draw more than 120,000 “We actually lived in Arlington Heights and people a year from Arlington Heights and from the downtown area benefited tremendously from up to 30 miles away, and with that has come an the theater in downtown,” he said, referring to the explosion in our local restaurants.” Metropolis Performing Arts Center in Arlington Keefe referred to establishments such as Mago Heights. Grill and Cantina, Armand’s and the Arlington Metropolis is a leading venue in the Northwest Ale House. suburbs for main stage subscription series enter“By definition, the performing arts center is an
attraction. When people come, it’s an evening or an afternoon of food and entertainment,” he said, noting the increase in food and beverage sales tax enjoyed by Arlington Heights as a result of the Metropolis center. Steve Kemph echoed the possibilities for Elmhurst and its potential to impact local restaurants. “Something like ECPA supports economic growth by adding a very important aspect to our community along with benefits such as employment and a beautiful building. Cottage Hill Station is about building a better Elmhurst,” he said, “so in many ways, the EPCA’s goals are the same goals I have for Cottage Hill Station for my family and neighbors.” For more information about Elmhurst Centre for Performing Arts and to purchase tickets for the June 10 Summer Fling event, visit ecpa-elmhurst.org. To learn more about Cottage Hill Station, visit cottagehillstation.com.
Elmhurst Girls Exploring Club opens up the world of Boy Scouts A new Scouting unit in Elmhurst will encourage girls to learn and practice the same outdoor and leadership skills taught in the Boy Scout program. It is the first group of its kind in Elmhurst for girls in grades 6-8. . The G.O. Exploring Club #1 boasts six founding members who are all middle-school aged girls. G.O. Exploring, or Girls Outdoor Exploring is a pilot program housed under the co-ed Exploring division of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA.)
The program encourages outdoor exploration and prepares girls to join the BSA’s co-ed, high adventure program called Venturing when they turn 14. The young women in this club are learning skills such as overnight camping, first aid, and emergency response. The program also promotes participatory citizenship, community service, and career exploration and preparation. “We wanted to give girls the same opportunities for outdoor adventure
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Armed robbery attempt at pharmacy
onto Spring Road, pulled her shorts down to her knees and exposed her buttocks towards the victim. Dzierwa was charged with disorderly conduct. Dzierwa and her boyfriend were both issued a no trespass order.
Police nab suspect, find pistol, drug paraphernalia in vehicle
Property being ruined by neighboring dealership, victim claims On May 25, police received the following report: The complainant—a maintenance person for the property in the 600 block of W. Grand — showed an officer a Kia Sorento vehicle, which was stuck in the mud in the grassy area on the south end of the property. The property borders a car dealership, which has numerous cars parked on the grassy area, which damages the grass and creates large ruts in the ground. The complainant placed several “No Trespassing” signs along the property. The vehicle that was stuck in the mud was issued a ticket for parking on private property without permission. The car dealership related it will address the issue and pay for the damaged property.
Gianvito V. DeBenedictis, 23, of Elmhurst, was charged with retail theft and unlawful use of a weapon at a pharmacy in the 100 block of W. North Ave. on May 28 at around 2:46 a.m. Police said officers responded to the pharmacy for a retail theft in progress. According to police, the store manager provided an officer with an empty opened package from a red iPhone lightning charging cable. The cable was located on DeBenedictis, police said. While conducting inventory of the suspect’s vehicle for an administrative tow, police said a Smith and Wesson 380 caliber pistol, cannabis wax, and drug paraphernalia were located. Kicked out of house, subject exposes buttocks, charges allege On May 31, disorderly conduct was charged after police said Michelle M. Dzierwa, 36, of Elmhurst, showed up at the victim’s home in the 800 block of Spring Road at around 10:58 a.m. According to police, the victim told Dzierwa to leave her house at which time she stepped
Man charged with DUI, child endangerment On May 28, Charles Stamps, 40, of Maywood, was charged with DUI, endangering the life of a child and improper lane usage subsequent to a traffic stop near North and Addison at around 1:42 a.m. Police said Stamps was found to be DUI while transporting his 7-year-old son.
and learning as the boys,” said John Lothian, a volunteer adult leader and former Scoutmaster of Boy Scout Troop 117, based out of Christ United Methodist Church. “The Explor-
York junior selected as an Emperor Science Award winner
On May 23, Siva Sreedhar, a student at York High School, was among the 100 recipients of an Emperor Science Award, given by PBS LearningMedia and Stand Up To Cancer, an initiative to encourage high school students to explore careers in science, specifically in cancer research. The program received nearly 800 applications from eligible sophomores and juniors considering a career in science research. To apply, students wrote essays addressing why research is so important to find a cure for cancer. They were also asked what scientific field they would study and why. Two of the awardees are students receiving support for a second year of mentorship, as allowed by the program. “York High School is proud to recognize Siva Sreedhar as an Emperor Science Award recipient …,” said Principal Erin DeLuga. “She will represent York and the entire District 205 community as she continues to enhance her knowledge and skills through this one-of-a-kind mentorship program.” Siva, who is the daughter of Elmhurst residents Madhu & Radhika Sreedhar, learned about this research opportunity/award when her AP chemistry teacher Mark Golebiowski mentioned it in class. She was actively looking for a summer research activity since she plans to pursue a STEM-based career in Bio Chemical Engineering. The Emperor Award gives Siva not only have a chance to conduct research in a lab, but also will work alongside an esteemed scientist Siva also will receive a Google Chrome computer and a $1500 stipend for expenses. She will also able to apply for a second year.
ing club allows us to open up the world of Scouting to girls with the same trained leaders and program. We also wanted to welcome a steady pool of girls to help grow our local Venturing program and the club experience helps prepare them for the rigors of high adventure.” Many of the six G.O. Exploring Club girls are also Girl Scouts, and some of the club activities will help
them in their work toward their Girl Scout achievement levels. The club is based out of the Christ United Methodist Church and includes girls from all of Elmhurst. Besides Lothian, Vanessa Clohessy and Germaine Yang are also leaders. G.O. Exploring Club #1 welcomes new members. Contact John Lothian at firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
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Community turns out for dancing under the stars
Matt, Kassondra and baby Amalia Schref enjoy music on the seventh floor which is appropriately named after Elmhurst College. On Saturday, June 3, the Elmhurst College Jazz Band performed for a substantial crowd on the top floor of the Addison Parking Deck at 135 No. Addison, where guests enjoyed rooftop views, good music and perfect weather. The event was presented by Elmhurst College, the City of Elmhurst, and the City and College Commission. Kassondra Schref is the director of communications for the City of Elmhurst.
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D205 announces 2017 Crosstown Battle of the Books winners Field School takes first place, serves as host
Several years ago, Elmhurst District 205’s Battle of the Books was a two-school activity (Fischer and Edison). Each year it has grown. Over time, Edison librarian Mary Greska and third grade teacher Don Williams, along with Fischer librarian Donna Dewar, continued to reach out to their fellow elementary schools to bring the Battle of the Books to each school. This spring, all eight Elmhurst elementary schools participated on April 24 at Field School. The teaching staffs have held “battles” within their own schools for the last few months between groups of 4th and 5th graders who have read specific books (listed below). Battles are in the Jeopardy format with teachers playing the role of Alex Trebec. Points are awarded to teams for correct answers to questions from each book. The team with the highest number of points from each school is chosen to represent their school in the District 205 Crosstown Battle of the Books. 2017 top four rankings are: 1st – Field Elementary (host for the event) 2nd – Jefferson Elementary 3rd – Edison Elementary 4th – Hawthorne Elementary Battle of the Books teams competing on April 24 were comprised of the following students: Edison - Jack Davies, Hector Montesdeoca, Cole Rasmussen, Marty Ryan, Joaquin Thomas and Joshua Wilson. Emerson - Rayyan Anwar, Owen Fask, Sophia Fidanza, Chloe Hoang,
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Pictured is the team from Field Elementary School, which hosted this year’s District 205 Battle of the Books. In addition, the team took first place! The students on the team include (names are listed alphabetically, not necessarily as pictured): Brenna Foley, Colin McCarty, Jimmy Poulson, Austin Shearer, Fernando Valdes-Nicholson and Claire Vincent. More photos can be found at theindependentnewspapers.com.
Evie Morton, Skyler Richter and Evan Sun Field - Colin McCarty, Austin Shearer, Jimmy Poulson, Claire Vincent, Fernando Valdes-Nicholson and Brenna Foley Fischer - Alyssa Caruso, Chloe Cummins, Lily Galarza, Clare Sullivan and Anabela Vasquez Hawthorne - Sophia Brown, Charlotte Damewood, Noley Hanna,
Alicia McLeod, Isabella Morfin and Katie O’Connor Jackson - Charlie Castillo, Sydney Dickinson, Veera Dwivedi, Jack Mackay, Kayla Mikos, Mallory Wahr Jefferson - Avi Shah, Katie Leiman, Joe Doherty, Mimi Baxa, Brooklyn Stilson, Taryn Stilson Lincoln - Elizabeth Winkiel, Jessie Trapp, Ava Hansmann, Mia Czernicki and Samantha Voirol
The students pictured are all from Edison Elementary, which took part in the Battle of the Books for District 205 on April 24. Team members include (names are listed alphabetically, not necessarily as pictured): Jack Davies, Hector Montesdeoca, Cole Rasmussen, Marty Ryan, Joaquin Thomas and Joshua Wilson.
Books students were required to read, along with genres: Gregor the Overlander - Fantasy A Dog Called Homeless - Realistic Fiction Night of the Twisters – Realistic Fiction Edgar Allen’s Investigation Notebook – Realistic Fiction Emily’s Fortune - Historical Fiction A Strong Right Arm...Peanut Johnson - Biography The Name of This Book is Secret - Fantasy How Tia Lola Came to (Visit) Stay – Realistic Fiction Love that Dog – Realistic Fiction The Familiars - Fantasy Swindle - Mystery/Suspense Bunnicula - Mystery/Suspense World According to Humphrey - Fantasy Wonder – Realistic Fiction Lemonade War – Realistic Fiction
Knights of Columbus third annual Classic Car Show
The Elmhurst Knights of Columbus will be holding their third annual Classic Car Show on Sunday, June 25, in the city parking lot located behind the Knights of Columbus Hall on York and Vallette. The show which starts at 9 a.m. and ends at 3 p.m. is open to all makes and models, including scooters. Music will be provided by Flashback 50’s DJ Tony. Drinks and food This is the team from Jefferson Elementary which took 2nd place at the District 205 Battle of the Books. will be available for purchase. PeoThe students on the team include (names are listed alphabetically, not necessarily as pictured): Mimi ples choice awards will be presentBaxa, Joe Doherty, Katie Leiman, Avi Shah, Brooklyn Stilson and Taryn Stilson. ed in five classes including a best of
show award. The proceeds benefit the Knights of Columbus operations and charitable activities. This year the Knights are partnering with SOLES4SOULS, a not-forprofit group which provides shoes and clothing to those in need. Participants are being asked to bring gently worn shoes (men, women and children) which will be given to those in need. Drop off boxes will be located near the registration table. For more information please visit elmhurstofc.org or call Ernie Iannotta at 312-607-3775.
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Dining al Fresco Mama Maria’s For over 32 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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Dining al Fresco
For the finest in Italian cuisine Is a trip to Italy on your “todo” 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 specialities 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 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 56 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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Dining al Fresco
Angelo’s Ristorante & Banquets
Angelo’s Ristorante & Banquets 247 N. York Rd • Elmhurst, IL (630) 833-2400 www.angelosonyork.com Mon.-Thurs. 11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. Fri. 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m. Sat. 4:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m. Sun. 3:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Angelo’s Ristorante & Banquets has been serving delicious homemade Southern Italian cuisine since their opening in 1994.
Our celebrated lunch buffet is served daily, Monday thru Friday, 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Offering 12 assorted salads, fresh smoked salmon, a variety of 10 delicious entree’s, (changing daily), pastas, pizza and an assortment of home made desserts and fresh fruits. Enjoy an evening of Fine Italian Dining and feast your eyes on our selective menu featuring, appetizers, assorted salads, pastas, our signature “Zuppe D. Pesce Con Linguine”, chicken & veal dishes, off the grill steaks and chops, vegetarian & gluten free selections.
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Dining al Fresco Silverado Grill
Reservations are f you ruled out our so whatever you order, you Thursday, 11:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. p.m. on Friday, Saturday recommended, especially on dining outdoors because know it will be fresh. Hours are 11:30 a.m. to 10 11:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. the weekend. Call (630) 833the weather looks threatening, remember that p.m. on Monday through and Sunday 4 p.m. to 9 1602. 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 Featuring the best in outdoor dining! diners dashing indoors for MONDAY NIGHTS cover, carrying plates of food. 1/2 Price Appetizers Along with its ample parking, (All night food specials in the bar only) al fresco dining makes Silverado a perfect place MONDAY & TUESDAY NIGHTS to gather with friends and 24 oz. Bombers family during the summer. $ 4.00 The entire menu — from those tasty hand-carved WEDNESDAY NIGHTS steaks, juicy burgers, Cammie’s $5.00 gourmet salads, and cold beer — is available to outdoor Burger Nights enthusiasts. $1.00 Draft Mugs All steaks are carved on PBR or Lite premises. All top sirloin cuts, THURSDAY NIGHTS strip cuts and filet cuts can be increased to the size the diner Bud Night www.thesilveradogrill.com prefers. So if the 11-ounce top Bud Family Bottles $2.50 Plenty of 447 Spring Road, Elmhurst sirloin just doesn’t seem right parking Bud & a Bird $7.50 available (chicken sandwich) to you, ask for a 16-oz. cut. 630-833-1602 It will be done on the spot. 245367 THE HOTTEST LITTLE STEAKHOUSE IN ELMHURST Steaks are hand-cut daily,
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York High School holds graduation, awards night
On Sunday, May 21, Elmhurst School District 205 gathered for the graduation of the class of 2017. Diplomas were awarded to 614 York High School students who completed all the requirements to graduate. Following the procession, Superintendent Dr. David Moyer offered a welcome. The class of 2017 was presented by York Principal Erin DeLuga Recognition of the Class was given by John McDonough, a member of the District 205 School Board. Diplomas were awarded by Superintendent Dr. Moyer and the members of the District 205 School Board, including Chris Blum, Kara Caforio, Jim Collins, Shannon Ebner, Dr. Margaret Harrell, John McDonough and Karen Stuefen. Several musical selections were performed throughout the ceremony. Before the ceremony, the York High School Symphony Orchestra, under the director of Ray E. Ostwald, performed America the Beautiful, West Wing, Yorkshire Ballad and music from Harry Potter and the Pirates of the Caribbean. Julia Riddle and Eric Roeschlein performed “In My Life,” by the Beatles. Other songs included “Fearless” and “Holding On.”
Pictured is Eric Roeschlein, one of 614 students to graduate from York High School on Sunday, May 21.
Zoe Lawless falls in line to process into York’s High School graduation of the class of 2017. More than 600 students graduated on Sunday, May 21.
Karnatz elected to Lawrence University honor society Amanda Karnatz, daughter of Dan and Dr. Tracy Karnatz, Elmhurst, has been elected to Lawrence University’s chapter of Lambda Sigma, a national honor society that fosters COURTESY PHOTOS Elmhurst Independent leadership, scholarship, fellowship Pictured is Vivian Mansion and Jason Juarez departing the gradu- and the spirit of service. Students are ation ceremony on Sunday, May 21. Once the formalities were con- initiated at the end of their freshman cluded, the students were all smiles, ready for a celebration of their year. Karnatz is a 2016 graduate of York Community High School. accomplishments.
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Local area reverend first recipient of hospital’s leadless pacemaker A tiny miracle
Pictured is the new Micra leadless pacemaker, which contains the battery, computer and lead components of a standard pacemaker. This device was recently placed by Cash Casey, MD into a patient for the first time ever at Elmhurst Hospital. Full story and more photos inside. COURTESY PHOTO Elmhurst Independent
The Rev. John O’Malley, 84, a River Forest resident, is not looking to retire anytime soon, despite completing long stints as an educator and Chaplain (Colonel) in the U.S. Air Force. Now he travels almost weekly to Catholic parishes around the country making appeals on behalf of those in need. He also regularly helps out local parishes by presiding at weekday Masses. Earlier this year, O’Malley was taking medications for some heart problems, and he wasn’t about to let Cash Casey, MD his ailments limit his activities. But one weekday in February he fainted in church just as Mass ended. A doctor who was at the service administered CPR and O’Malley was transported to the emergency department closest to the River Forest church. The doctors there said the likely cause of his fainting was chronic arrhythmia and associated brachycardia. More about the patient’s condition Brachycardia is a condition characterized by a slow or irregular heart rhythm, usually fewer than 60 beats per minute, or a rhythm with pauses. At this rate, the heart is unable to pump enough oxygen-rich blood to the body during normal activity or exercise, causing fatigue, dizziness,
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(Continued from page 18) shortness of breath or fainting spells. Given his new symptoms, O’Malley’s cardiologist Cash Casey, MD, of Elmhurst Hospital and Advocate Medical Group, said it was time to go beyond medications. He recommended a pacemaker, a device that sends electrical impulses to the heart to increase the heart rate and prevent pauses. Dr. Casey told him he was a good candidate to become the first patient at Elmhurst Hospital to receive a newly FDAapproved type of pacemaker, called the Micra transcatheter pacing system (TPS). It’s appropriate only for patients like O’Malley who need pacing help in just the main pumping chamber (ventricle) of the heart. “About 80 percent of patients who need a pacemaker will need one for both chambers,” said Dr. Casey. New device offers more advantages, fewer complications For patients who qualify, this leadless device offers several advantages. One is that it allows the patient to return more quickly to normal activities than a traditional pacemaker implant. “It was important to this patient that he return to his active schedule as soon as possible,” Casey said. “He was able to ride on an airplane several days after the procedure.” The leadless Micra TPS is also less prone to complications. “Pacemakers are made to withstand a lot, so problems are rare,” said Dr. Casey. “When a complication, such as an infection, does occur, it’s most often related to the leads
(wires) or the surgical pocket. Neither of these elements is present in the Micra implant.” With standard pacemakers, the doctor inserts a lead into an incision in the upper chest and guides it through the vein into the heart. Then the pacemaker is implanted in a pocket under the skin near the collarbone, where it’s connected to the lead. More about the device The tiny Micra pacemaker is delivered via a catheter from the groin to the chest, where it’s implanted directly into the heart. The device remains in the heart chamber, taking up less than 5 percent of the space. Electrical impulses pace the heart through an electrode at the end of the device. There is no need for leads to deliver the pacing therapy. “In essence, the battery, computer and lead components of a standard pacemaker are all combined in a miniaturized capsule,” said Dr. Casey. Dr. Casey performed O’Malley’s implant at Elmhurst Hospital in May 2017 with assistance from cardiac electrophysiologist Moeen Saleem, MD, of Edward Hospital and Advocate Medical Group, who’s previously performed the Micra procedures at Edward. “I only had to avoid lifting anything heavier than a gallon of milk for one week,” said O’Malley. “I had great confidence in my doctors when they offered me this option. My goal was to avoid passing out in the future. I feel really good now. (After the ER visit) I delayed following up with my primary care doctor and the cardiologist. If something like this happens to you and you’re advised to follow up, I suggest you do it. I
could have had this (implant) done two months earlier.” For more information about Edward-Elmhurst Health, visit eehealth.org/services/heart-vascular.
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Rev. John O’Malley, 84, of River Forest, was the first patient at Elmhurst Hospital to have the Micra leadless pacemaker implanted to treat his brachycardia, a condition characterized by a slow or irregular heartbeat.
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Town Homes of Fountain Pointe
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Come see this one of a kind luxury townhouse development in Elmhurst by outstanding Island Construction. This 3 bedroom / 4 bathroom with 2 car heated attached garage will give you 2,400SF+ of high end finishes, a beautiful open floor plan, and $675,000
Location, Location, Location!
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Charming 4 bed, 3 bath, over 2400 sf home in walk to everything location. Crown molding & custom built-ins, HW floors, 2 wood burning FPs, Bradford & Kent Gourmet Kitchen featuring 36” Wolf Range, Viking Hood, Farmhouse Sink, $649,900
Charming 4 bed, 3 bath, over 2400 sf home in walk to everything location. Crown molding & custom built-ins, HW floors, 2 wood burning FPs, Bradford & Kent Gourmet Kitchen featuring 36” Wolf Range, Viking Hood, Farmhouse Sink, beautiful granite CTs, & a master suite w/ whirlpool bath highlight the 1st floor. 3 spacious BRs & bath upstairs. Large 26x10 finished lower level is the perfect place for the kid’s hangout or man cave. Outdoor entertaining here is a breeze w/ a stylish screened in porch, stamped concrete patio & fire pit overlooking professionally landscaped yard. New in 2016 - furnace, A/C, 2 water heaters, & French drains. $649,900
Lincoln school new construction opportunity w/ Wise Builders. Rare opportunity for corner lot that will offer south exposure to front elevation + 3 car attached garage. All the bells & whistles to be expected w/ this talented & experienced builder. Custom $1,198,000
Lincoln school new construction opportunity w/ Wise Builders. Rare opportunity for corner lot that will offer south exposure to front elevation + 3 car attached garage. All the bells & whistles to be expected w/ this talented & experienced builder. Custom kitchen, massive center island, full masonry fireplace, 1st floor office, HWF’s throughout, luxurious master w/ soaking tub, separate shower, & his & hers walk in closets. FINISHED BASEMENT – 5th bedroom, full bath, rec room, & tons of storage. Plenty of time to customize & work side-by-side w/ builder that can make all your ideas come to life. Walk to Lincoln, Prairie Path, & Spring Rd Bus district. $1,198,000
This 3 Story 5 Bedroom / 4 Bathroom home has nearly 3,500 square feet & offers the vintage charm of yesteryear along with all the desires of today’s buyer. Updated kitchen with stainless steel appliance package, Incredible all-brick addition $769,000
Attention Investors/Builders. Great build opportunity on quiet street. Large 50 x 169 lot in top rated Elmhurst School District 205. Lots of new construction in up and coming neighborhood. Close to all major expressways, schools, parks, and $199,900
Attention Investors/Builders. Great build opportunity on quiet street. Large 50 x 169 lot in top rated Elmhurst School District 205. Lots of new construction in up and coming neighborhood. Close to all major expressways, schools, parks, and Downtown Elmhurst. $199,900
This 3 Story 5 Bedroom / 4 Bathroom home has nearly 3,500 square feet & offers the vintage charm of yesteryear along with all the desires of today’s buyer. Updated kitchen with stainless steel appliance package, Incredible all-brick addition with over-sized family room, breathtaking Master Suite with Floor to Ceiling Windows of sweeping views of the 15,000 square foot lot & En Suite bathroom & huge walk-in closet, Great Au Pair Quarters on 3rd Flr. 3 car epoxied attached garage, plus an INCREDIBLE LOCATION, steps to new Washington Park, walk to town/train & schools & Prairie Path! Pride in Ownership shines bright in this lovely home! $769,000
Move-In Ready, All Brick Georgian in Stratford Hills on a 160 foot lot! Walking distance to Prairie Path, Award-Winning Jefferson School, New Washington Park, Vallette Business District with Shops & Restaurants. Over 2600 sf of finished $400,000
Builders and Investors
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Come see this one of a kind luxury townhouse development in Elmhurst by outstanding Island Construction. This 3 bedroom / 4 bathroom with 2 car heated attached garage will give you 2,400SF+ of high end finishes, a beautiful open floor plan, and perfect for entertaining. Enjoy the gorgeous views of the Prairie Path landscape while living less than one mile from downtown Elmhurst’s restaurants, shopping, museums, library, theater & Metra. Situated in a friendly community with award winning schools & parks just 17 miles from downtown Chicago. Phase II is ready for occupancy with selection of your own custom finishes. Call today for a private showing. $675,000
Cherry Farm Tudor
Cherry Farm Tudor
New in Lincoln
New in Lincoln
Amazing opportunity to work with one of Elmhurst’s top custom home builders. Steps from award winning Jefferson Elementary and the IL Prairie Path, in one of Elmhurst’s hottest neighborhoods. This generous plan offers ceiling detail throughout, exquisite millwork, a large mudroom, 1st floor office, huge kitchen with 2-tier island for prep sink/area and separate eating space. Open family room with gas fireplace overlooks 160’ deep yard. Superb from the curb with covered front porch and patio in the rear. Too many other details to list! Builder is also willing to build to suit at different price points. $1,099,900
Move-In Ready, All Brick Georgian in Stratford Hills on a 160 foot lot! Walking distance to Prairie Path, Award-Winning Jefferson School, New Washington Park, Vallette Business District with Shops & Restaurants. Over 2600 sf of finished living space & EVERYTHING is new or newer in this turn key home. Newly Refinished HW Floors throughout, Kitchen w/ Newer SS Appliances Amazing/RARE 1st Floor Family Room w/ stone & gas fireplace, New Paint, Crown Molding, Solid Core 6 Panel Doors, New Carpet, Newer Furnace/CAC/Roof/Windows/SS Appliances. full finished basement, huge fully fenced in backyard, & immaculate 2 car garage! $400,000
Immaculate Industrial Bldg
Immaculate Industrial Bldg
All brick, single story turn-key light industrial building. Brand new everything - epoxy floor finish, 2 bathrooms, approx 300 SF of finished office in front, new tinted windows, tuckpointing, two 10’ drive in doors, tankless HWH, new 200 AMP electric $299,900 Turn-key Industrial Building!
All brick, single story turn-key light industrial building. Brand new everything - epoxy floor finish, 2 bathrooms, approx 300 SF of finished office in front, new tinted windows, tuckpointing, two 10’ drive in doors, tankless HWH, new 200 AMP electric panel, 2 gas ceiling hung heating units, GFA and CAC in office, roof 7 yrs old, 11.5’ ceiling height to bar joists, and set up for remote camera security monitoring through Comcast. Great highway access, just off 290/294 interchange and next two big-box retailers like Walmart and Sam’s Club. Perfect for car storage, automotive, manufacturing, fabricator, or as turnkey zero maintenance investment $299,900
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Elmhurst in-home provider welcomes new staff
Care & Comfort at Home for Seniors and Veterans, an in-home care provider located in Elmhurst, is proud to announce and welcome new staff member Kathleen A. Hansen as their Marketing Manager. Hansen has an extensive background in caregiving, including having cared for her own aging parents and her son with special needs, along with professional care agency experi-
ence. Hansen has lived in Elmhurst for 25 years. She and her husband, Dave, have been married for 28 years. They have three children: Matthew, 25, Shannon, 19, and David, 16. About Care & Comfort at Home for seniors, veterans Care and Comfort at Home provides outstanding care for seniors and veterans who need private-pay. To learn more, please visit careandcomfortathome.com, call 630333-9262, or email email@example.com.
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Conroy to host ‘Civics 101’ discussion
State Representative Deb Conroy will hold a “Civics 101” discussion on Saturday, June 17, at 11:30 a.m. at Funky Java, located at 30 S. Villa Ave. in Villa Park. “Illinois residents are worried about the future of our state and many are left with unanswered questions about the legislative process,”
Our community is full of people dedicated to making our community a great home for themselves and their families.”
– State Representative Deb Conroy
said Conroy. “I host these conversations so that residents can gain a better understanding of the roles and responsibilities of their local officials and learn how, as citizens, everyone can take on a more active role in their government.” “Civics 101” provides an opportunity for more open dialogue between concerned citizens and their local officials. Conroy believes that residents should be provided ample op-
portunity to reach out to legislators with their questions and concerns. “Our community is full of people dedicated to making our community a great home for themselves and their families,” said Conroy. “These conversations are meant to foster that civic engagement and help citizens realize that their active participation in our government can lead to meaningful change in their communities.
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American Youth Soccer Organization Region 399
(includes residents of Elmhurst, Villa Park, Bensenville, Oak Brook and Oakbrook Terrace)
Registration for the 2017-2018 Season (play begins September 2017)
NEW THIS YEAR:
All Registration will be done online! Parents can register and pay via credit card online at
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VIP Programs Available for those with Special Needs
Deadline: June 10, 2017
July 30-August 4 (register online also)
Not a District 205 Sponsored Activity
Change from Last Season: Teams will be formed by birth year to comply with new U.S. Soccer Federation rules. We are an all-volunteer organization. We need coaches and referees — please consider volunteering with us. We train everyone. Complete the volunteer information online. Elmhurst AYSO Region 399 @www.ayso399.org
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Elmhurst American Legion baseball team back in business Post 187 Mud Dogs draw talent from area high schools By Mike Miazga CORRESPONDENT
After a few-year hiatus, the Elmhurst American Legion Post 187 baseball team has returned to action. Under the direction of coach Mike Biondo, an assistant coach with the IC Catholic Prep baseball team, the Post 187 Muddogs draw players from various local high schools, including York, IC Catholic Prep and Fenton. The team practices and plays its home games at IC Catholic Prep’s Plunkett Athletic Complex. “We’re looking good,” said Biondo. “We’re going to be solid with our pitching. We have eight guys who can pitch and we have three who are true starters.” That pitching staff includes the likes of Austin Reed (IC Catholic Prep), Brendan Russ (IC Catholic Prep), Austin Gelsomino (York), CJ Slowinski (IC Catholic Prep) and Tim Beecroft (Fenton). Fenton alum Alejandro Orosco will provide help in relief and play shortstop. Biondo noted the team’s offense will get a kick start from York’s Nick Lee (CF-RF), as well as IC Catholic Prep’s Griffen Eichhorn. York’s Mike Bernal will catch with IC Catholic Prep’s John Hoffman seeing time behind the plate as well. “We have a mix of good pitching and good hitting,” said Biondo. “We’ll be aggressive out there and steal, hit and run and bunt and run. We’ll play a lot of small ball and mix that in with the big hits.” Biondo also noted the roster is split evenly between recently graduated seniors and incoming seniors. “We
have 1 freshman in college, seven seniors and the rest are juniors and we have one sophomore,” he said. “It’s a good mix right down the middle.” Post 187 is part of the 11th District in Illinois. The district is a bit lighter with the announcement that the Richmond American Legion would not field a team this season. That leaves the 11th District with four teams: Elmhurst, Elgin Post 57, Lake in the Hills Post 1231 and Wheaton Post 76. Post 187’s regular season runs from early June until early July. Wheaton hosts the 11th District tournament and the 2nd Division tournament in July. The Muddogs will face the likes of Morton Grove, Arlington Heights, Mt. Prospect, Lake in the Hills, Elgin, Highland (Ind.), Wheaton, Wauconda, Streator, Frankfurt, Kenosha (Wis.) and Round Lake during the regular season. “We’re excited,” he said. “We have 17 players on the team, which is good for the first year. We’re anxious to get going and get games in and see how we fare against the competition. I think we have the potential to do really well.” The Muddogs were scheduled to open the season earlier in the week against Morton Grove on the road at Niles North High School and Arlington Heights at Rec Park. Post 187 is scheduled to play tonight at Mt. Prospect at Prospect High School. The team’s home opener is Monday at 7:30 p.m. under the lights at Plunkett against Arlington Heights.
Season ending kick
CHRIS FOX PHOTO Elmhurst Independent
The Team Elmhurst Soccer Club U11 girls premier team ended the season at the Oak Brook Polo Fields on Saturday, June 3 with a tough 3-2 loss to the Oak Brook Blast.
Timothy Christian baseball team finishes season at supersectional Trojans win 19 games and program’s first-ever sectional title
By Mike Miazga CORRESPONDENT
The Timothy Christian baseball team’s season came to a conclusion after a 7-0 loss to fellow Metro Suburban Conference Red Division
entrant Chicago Christian in the Class 2A Lisle Benedictine University supersectional. Chicago Christian, which scored three shutout wins against Timothy during the 2017 season, ended up finishing third in the state in Class 2A. Chicago Christian lost 5-2 in eight innings to St. Joseph-Ogden and then defeated Orion 9-0 in the third-place game. In the supersectional at Benedictine, Timothy was held to only two
hits. Connor Gwaltney and Brian Schiff each had a hit for the Trojans. Noah Marrera, Jonny Strube and Joey Davidson each reached on an error. Nick Huisman took the loss. He pitched the first 4 1/3 innings and had four strikeouts. Jakob Loerop pitched the final 1 2/3 innings and struck out three. Chicago Christian scored a run in the second inning, two in the fourth and four more in the fifth. Chicago Christian finished with six hits.
Timothy Christian ended the season with a 19-11 record, which included winning a Class 2A regional title and the program’s first-ever sectional title. Also of note is the season turned in by Timothy Christian junior shortstop-pitcher Jimmy Allen. Allen, a three-year varsity starter, hit .459 with 45 hits in 98 at-bats. He had 15 doubles, six triples, two home runs and 35 RBI to go with 37 runs scored. He also walked 21 times and struck out only seven
times in 123 plate appearances. He finished with a .561 on-base percentage and a .796 slugging percentage. He also stole 21 bases. On the mound, Allen was 1-1 with five saves (in five save opportunities) and an ERA of 1.66. He pitched 25 1/3 innings, allowing 15 hits, while striking out 50 batters against only nine walks. In the field, Allen made five errors in 115 total chances for a .957 fielding percentage.
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York boys volleyball team wins 20 matches, regional title Dukes also capture Chicago Latin School invitational crown
By Mike Miazga CORRESPONDENT
The York boys volleyball team had itself a successful season on a number of accords. The Dukes went 23-11 overall (2-4 in West Suburban Conference Silver Division play) and won the Chicago Latin School invitational title. York also won an IHSA regional title before losing to Chicago St. Patrick in the sectional semifinals. Coach Ken Dowdy highlighted a pair of players in John Goehl and Ryan Schaner as individuals who took things up a notch during the home stretch of the season. “John finished the season very strong offensively and really performed well at the Latin invite and in the state series,” he said. “He continued to get better placing the ball on attack and was able to put the ball down on cross kills while being our best attacker hitting line. As tough as it probably was transitioning to hitting outside after being a setter for three years, I was impressed with his progress in that regard.” Schaner is another player who switched positions. “We probably lead the state in regard to training setters for other positions this sea-
son,” said Dowdy. “We needed to move Ryan, our backup setter, to the middle at the end of the season, but he was outstanding in that regard. Ryan is such a positive kid and he really stepped up in learning the position and being an option offensively at the end of the season with only a few weeks of training. “While I definitely can say he’ll be our starting setter next season, I’m sure he’d love to play middle hitter. That’s how much he enjoyed it. I really cannot say enough good things about the kid and feel very fortunate to have him back next spring. Ryan’s going to be a great leader of our program moving forward and he’s one of the nicest kids I’ve ever known.” Speaking of blocking, Dowdy saw York up its game at the net toward the end of the season. “We really blocked well as the season ended considering it was one area of great concern earlier in the year,” he said. “Our block gave our defense an opportunity to make plays by getting touches on balls. As I’ve mentioned previously, our serve has been outstanding all year and it’s by far the best team I’ve ever coached in that regard. Our ability to keep our opponents out of system offen-
sively contributed to our success this spring. I’m a firm believer of controlling errors on our side of the net. We committed few errors in that regard while serving at a 91% clip. Furthermore, our offense heated up at the end of the season. It was the most diverse offense we’ve ever had and it kept our opponents guessing where the set was going. We had four players with more than 100 kills and Rio Diaz, our setter, was stellar in choosing the right opportunity to dump for a kill.” That offense included contributions from a host of Dukes players. “Michael Pennel developed this season into one of the most explosive and consistent middle hitters I have ever coached,” said Dowdy. “Our ability to run him offensively when our serve-receive was on point was the biggest key to our offense. We faced very few teams that could even begin to shut him down offensively. “Evan Haug continued to improve as the season ended on the outside and led the team in kills (211). I cannot speak enough about what a great player and kid Dylan Kalchik has been this season on the right side. He was our most consistent pin hitter and is one of the most coachable
IC Catholic Prep softball team reaches Class 2A final eight Knights place three on allconference team
By Mike Miazga CORRESPONDENT
The IC Catholic Prep softball team reached the Class 2A supersectional round where it recently lost to Beecher at Rosemont Stadium, the home of the professional Chicago Bandits softball team. Along the way in the postseason, the Knights won regional and sectional titles. IC Catholic Prep finished the year 21-13 overall and went 7-5 in the larger-enrollment Metro Suburban Conference Blue Division. “We came out and played really well against Beecher,” said Knights coach Frank Reaber. “We had been playing really well defensively up until that game.” IC Catholic Prep jumped out to a quick lead early thanks to Josie Lytton’s two-run homer. In the bottom of the first inning, Beecher’s first two hitters were retired before a walk, a single and a pair of errors helped tie the game at 2-2. The Knights went back on top 3-2 in the third innings when Emma Lytton was hit by a pitch and scored on Natalie Murillo’s RBI double down the left-field line.” Beecher took the lead again at 4-3 in the fourth, scoring both runs after two outs. “There were a few hits and an error, but again they scored after two outs,” said Reaber.
Beecher then blew the game open in the bottom of the sixth with six runs. “We’re down only 4-3 in the bottom of the sixth and then the wheels kind of came off,” said Reaber. “They had a couple hits and we made four errors and that opened the floodgates. Beecher is a very good hitting team. You can’t do it against them giving up six runs.” The Knights’ final run came in the top of the seventh when Josie Lytton led off with a triple and scored on a single. “It was close through six innings, but it’s a different game because of one bad inning,” said Reaber. “We played a great game, but had one bad inning. You can’t win ballgames making five or six errors.” Josie Lytton finished the game with a triple, single, home run and a walk. “Josie hit the ball extremely well,” said Reaber. “We did a lot of really good things against Beecher. Emma Lytton caught one in right that they hit real low and she came up and nailed a runner at home—she threw it to her sister (Josie). Dani Murillo had two great catches in left field and I thought Kayla Faber-Cournane pitched a good game.” Earlier in the playoffs, Faber-Cournane pitched shutouts against Regina and Westmont. “Kayla pitched very well in the playoffs,” said Reaber. “She pitched a lot of innings this season. I’m very proud of her.” Faber-Cournane, Kaitlyn Falduto and Josie Lytton were named to the all-MSC Blue team. “Losing Kaitlyn Falduto to graduation is going to hurt,” said Reaber.
“She is one of our captains, our leadoff hitter and our shortstop.” Reaber noted at one point in the season the Knights were 10-10 overall. “We moved some kids around at the beginning of the season,” he said. “The first 10-13 games, we were moving them all the time to see what the best lineup was. We had our best lineup at the end of the year.” Reaber also was pleased with Brooklyn Campos’ play at third base. “She did a good job over there,” he said. Overall, Reaber was extremely pleased with how the season unfolded. “It was a really good season,” he said. “After we lost to Lisle, the girls got refocused and started having more fun. They are excited how far they got this season. We went 11-3 at the end of the year and two of the losses were to Sterling and Morrison in our tournament at IC. Sterling is a big Class 3A powerhouse and Morrison made it downstate. We’re looking forward to next year. Kayla is only a junior and is back and Dani Murillo will back her up next year. We had seven freshmen and sophomores in that supersectional game and you could see there was a little pressure, but that’s only going to help us next year. I think nine of the 10 girls coming back are playing travel ball and six of them had a travel practice (last Thursday). We lost on Monday and they were back at it Thursday. This was a fun group that got along real well all year. They had a lot of fun and they wanted to win and they wanted to do good.”
players I’ve ever encountered. We couldn’t have experienced nearly as much success this season if we didn’t have him offensively. He’s definitely a player we are going to miss next season.” Dowdy noted York used its defensive depth to its advantage. “For a variety of reasons we’ve had to have players step up in matches defensively as the season closed,” he said. “Fortunately, we were really deep in this area. Jack Crowley, Adrian Kocinski, RJ Lesus and Sam Jordan-Wood did a great job moving to different positions when called upon. We were fortunate to have such a great serve-receive team this season which led to our continued improvement offensively. Defensively, we had some great touches on balls we had no business getting to, especially in the regional final against Latin. While the score in the regional final may have indicated a relatively comfortable match, it wouldn’t have been so without some great digs by our defensive players.” Dowdy also lauded the work Diaz did at the setting position. “Rio really did a great job closing out his career in our program,” he said. “His ability to ‘right the ship’ when things weren’t going well in matches and in practice was outstanding. His ability to ‘spread the wealth’ offensively contributed to our offense having improved success. He will go down as
one of the best servers ever to leave our program. He served at a 94% clip with 28 aces and 161 service points. Rio is such a great player and person. I cannot imagine him not being around next year.” Dowdy said the Dukes overcame a host of obstacles this season to achieve numerous lofty benchmarks. “While we did have eight seniors going into this season, there was a lot of inexperience offensively,” he said. “I really didn’t know what to expect from this group of kids. Needless to say, they exceeded by expectations having won two tournament championships, a regional championship and qualifying for sectionals. The team overcame a lot of adversity with the most injuries, illnesses and other obstacles that I have ever experienced. “It seemed we never had a consistent lineup all season, yet the boys never made excuses and continued to battle through for success. More importantly, the players called upon stepped up to the challenge, resulting in the second-most wins for a team in my tenure, as well as the most tournament and playoff wins. It’s going to be a senior class I will really miss, not so much for their successes, but rather for their personalities and the outstanding kids they are. They have made their mark on our program and we are a better program because of it.”
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The Elmhurst Extreme 11U baseball team won the GameDay Stars & Strikes tournament championship over Memorial Day weekend in Milwaukee. They won the semifinal game 4-3 over the Rawlings Hitters (Racine, Wis.) and won the title game 7-6 over Victory Baseball (Joliet). Front row (left to right): Charlie Wollensak, Noah Hughes, Luke Richards, Nico Ruggieri, Sean Winton. Middle row: Jared Rodriguez, Cole Emmerich, TJ Silkaitis, Kyle Waltz, Matthew Kastner. Back row: Coach Matt Richards, Coach Tim Silkaitis.
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TESC U11 girls premier soccer: Season closing game The Team Elmhurst Soccer Club girls U11 premier team lost a tough one to end their spring season. The squad traveled to the Oak Brook Polo Field for a match against the Oak Brook Blast. Alas, TESC dropped the closely played contest 3-2.
The definition of most valuable
Longtime York volunteer softball coach George Tasson honored for his contributions to the team
By Mike Miazga CORRESPONDENT
As part of its senior day in midMay at Rosemont Stadium, the York softball team honored its lone senior. Meet York longtime volunteer assistant coach George Tasson, who has been an integral part of the Dukes’ softball program for 17 years under four different head coaches— providing critical behind-the-scenes expertise, from field maintenance to scorekeeping to being one of the players’ biggest advocates. “All year long, George has been telling the girls he is the only senior on varsity,” noted David Wojcik, the parent of York pitcher Lauren Wojcik. Just how valuable has Tasson been to the York program? All one has to do is ask the head coaches he’s worked with over the years. Tasson is the brother-in-law of former longtime York coach Tom Babyar, who now is the head softball coach at Aurora Central Catholic High School. “George enjoys it,” said Babyar. “He comes to every practice indoor and outdoor. He’s the guy that gets that field ready to play every game. The girls loved having him around.” Babyar said Tasson also was key in keeping players’ spirits up during
games and practices. “George has a lot of common sense,” he said. “If a kid is feeling down, he’ll go up to them and talk to them. It’s almost like having a psychologist on the team. He knows the right things to say to kids.” Babyar recalled a tradition where players—out of respect and not malice—would decorate the coaches front yards with toilet paper. “They’d do my house and (longtime York assistant coach) Dave Williams’ house,” he said. “My sister (Tasson’s wife) sees the girls out there and asks what they are doing. George said it was OK. They were doing it out of love. I think the world of George.” Former York coach Jenna Nolan (still a math teacher at the school) said the softball program might not be the same without Tasson doing what he does. “It’s hard to put into words what George means to the York softball program, coaches, players and parents,” she said. “I don’t know that the program would be successful without George. Not only does he make sure the field is ready and safe for our players, but he always greets the team with a smile. He makes you appreciate the game of softball. George always can turn a negative
into a positive. He reminds the kids that the game of softball is about having fun and working together with teammates. I would get so nervous before big games and George’s presence always was a calming factor for me. He has a way of bringing out the best in people. When I met George, he told me he loves being around to help the coaches do that stuff that otherwise would take them away from their players.” Nolan is one of many who has seen Tasson toil tirelessly on York’s field at Bryan Middle School to get it into game shape. “What impresses me most about George is his dedication to the players, coaches and program,” she said. “He will get to the field at 6 a.m., to make sure everything looks good. And if it doesn’t, he will work on the field for sometimes six hours so the kids can play. He’s one of the hardest-working men I have ever met and I know I could have never coached without him.” Former York standouts Angela Scalzitti and Abby Solem both were promoted to the varsity team as freshmen where Tasson had immediate impacts on them. “When I came in my freshman year I was so shocked at all he contributed,” she said in remarks sub-
mitted for the senior day ceremony. “My experience playing softball at York would not be the same without George. He has invested so much time into this program and his help never was unappreciated. I was very grateful for all that he did.” Solem added: “Coming onto the team where I knew nobody as a freshman was pretty intimidating, but George always talked to me and made sure I was loose. He also volunteered so much time to our field, especially when it rained. He would spend countless hours of tedious and hard work to ensure we got to play. He was always thinking of us and that was the cool thing. He always had us in mind whether it was giving us gloves when it was cold, bringing us donuts before a Saturday morning doubleheader or simply joking with us in the dugout. George has been here through it all and without him there is no York softball. My experience in the York softball program would not have been the same without George.” Current York coach Elizabeth Munn noted the unique fact that Tasson has continued his work through four head-coaching regimes. “He has seen change in the coaching staff through the years and still has stuck around because what he
does truly does matter,” Munn said in her remarks on senior day. “Geroge’s heart goes into what he does for these young ladies day in and day out. He always is the first one on the field before the girls. If there has been rain, he prepares the field for the games the night before and gets them prepped for the following day. All these things are for our kids to get the games in. If it wasn’t for George, it would be very difficult to get half our games in that we do. He will spend four to five hours during the day at times when we’ve had rain the night before to get the fields ready.” Munn also had a direct message to Tasson during her remarks. “The young ladies you have coached also appreciate your hard work and dedication. Your role is so much more than scorekeeper, bookkeeper and field maintenance. It is being a coach, mentor and role model to all our young athletes. They see you day in and day out and see the work you put in so they can play a game. In addition, thank-you for being my personal psychologist and mentor through the season as we sit on the golf cart and drag the field. Thankyou from the bottom of my heart for everything you do for our program.” Nolan added: “He truly is the heart and soul of the softball program.”
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Game on: TESC 14U vs. Lyons Township
The Team Elmhurst Soccer Club 14U squad faced the Lyons Township Soccer Club at the Oak Brook Polo Fields on Saturday, June 3. The local boys put on a good game, but wound up on the wrong side of a 4-0 score.
IC Catholic Prep to introduce Godinez as new girls soccer coach Former coach Schergen reflects on Knights’ breakthrough season
By Mike Miazga CORRESPONDENT
Just prior to press time, incoming IC Catholic Prep president Tom Schergen announced the school was scheduled to introduce Tony Godinez as its new head girls soccer coach. Godinez will replace Schergen, also the school’s former athletic director, who was recently promoted to the school’s president position. Godinez most recently was the head girls coach at Queen of Peace High School in Burbank and also is the head boys coach at Mt. Carmel High School in Chicago where he
teaches Spanish. He will continue in his Mt. Carmel roles. Schergen also revealed the school is close to naming his replacement as athletic director. Additionally, IC Catholic Prep’s new president took time to reflect on the 2017 girls soccer team’s memorable season that saw it go 21-7 overall and finish fourth in the state in Class 1A. The Knights broke the school record for most wins in a season. On the individual front, Tessa Langan broke the single-season school goal-scoring record with 32. The previous mark was 28. The Knights placed four players on the allMetro Suburban Conference Blue Division all-conference team. That group includes Langan, Tess Reardon, Grace Fuller and Olivia Hurt. Langan also was named to the coaches’ association all-sectional team, while Fuller
and Hurt were honorable-mention allsectional selections. “We’re still on Cloud 9 about the season,” said Schergen. “It was a magical season. It was a season that always will be remembered in IC Catholic Prep history. It’s the first girls’ soccer team trophy in school history and they will be the first to have a banner in the gym. We used the word breakthrough so many times this season, but that’s what we did. They came back with a trophy, set the record for most wins, and the list goes on and on with things they have accomplished as a group. They have created big shoes to fill for any group. We’re losing eight seniors and they gave us a lot of leadership.” At the same time, Schergen said the program is in good shape going forward. “There is a lot of talent returning,” he said. “They are set up for years to come. The big
question will be who is going to take on those leadership roles? That’s the question you have to ask when you lose that many leaders. I told them after the third-place game at state that it’s who you are as individuals that makes up the great group of girls as a whole. It’s how they went about representing themselves and the school. This was the perfect group to represent IC Catholic Prep.” Schergen also mentioned that 21 of the 26 girls on the roster played multiple sports this past school year. “We have multi-sport athletes here,” he said. “This team is built on girls playing multiple sports. They are great athletes and great individuals who came together as a group, set their minds to something and achieved it. It shows what hard work and perseverance does when you stay on course and stay to the goal you have in mind.”
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Programs air on COMCAST Channel 6 and AT&T U-Verse Channel 99 Programs may also be found at ElmhurstTV.com Elmhurst Now! #33 Host: Ken Bartels Guests: Jean Carlquist & Anne Olson, 100+ Women Who Care Julie Miller Sheehan & Patrick Sheehan, Hops For Humanity Sundays at 6 p.m. Wednesdays at 6 p.m. (starts Sun 6/4)
Elmhurst Our Kind Of Town #1395 The 2017 Friends of the Elmhurst Public Library Annual Poetry Contest Winners Master of Ceremonies: Kathy Profita Sundays at 5 p.m. Mondays at 5 p.m. (starts Sun 6/4) Elmhurst Our Kind Of Town #1396 Emerson Elementary School Presents “The 17th Annual Fairy Tale Follies” The Princess and the Frog & Rumplestiltskins Saturdays at 5 p.m. Thursdays at 5 p.m. (starts Thu 6/1)
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The Elmhurst Explosion 10U baseball team took second place at the Memorial Day Classic baseball tournament in Glen Ellyn. The team won three games to advance to the championship game. Front row (l-r): Brady Lavin, Hans Bjorlin, Luke Pieczynski, Josh Tobin, Brendan Carroll. Back row: Coach Jim Fisher, Jacob Perry, Eddy Sica, Owen Chael, Jimmy Connors, Payton Ptak, Nick Fisher, George Kekos, Coach Ed Pieczynski.
Elmhurst Our Kind Of Town #1397 Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra Presents “Musical Monuments” Music Director and Conductor: Stephen Alltop Saturdays at 7 p.m. Fridays at 4 p.m. Elmhurst Our Kind Of Town #1398 York Community High School Class of 2017 Commencement Ceremony Sundays at 7 p.m. Tuesdays at 4 p.m.
Elmhurst Our Kind Of Town #1399 Elmhurst’s 99th Annual Memorial Day Parade and Military Ceremony Grand Marshal: John Wendel, US Air Force Brigadier General & Chaplain, Retired Announcers: Ken Bartels & Tony Cuzzone Wednesdays at 7 p.m. Saturdays at 2 p.m. Elmhurst Our Kind Of Town #97 *Special Encore Presentation* ElmFest 1989 Host: Gary Jaeckel Special Guest: Dee Longfellow (Original Airdate: June 1989) Mondays at 6 p.m. & Wednesdays at 5 p.m. City Council Meetings air Wednesdays at Noon & Thursdays 7 p.m. School District #205 Board Meetings air on Thursdays 2 p.m. For information call Joe Piscitelli, Genie Urick 630-530-6402 or visit ElmhurstTV.com
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Local lacrosse stars go to Ivy League
These local class of 2019 lacrosse players just returned from the US Lacrosse National State Tournament, held at Yale University over Memorial Day weekend. All members of the Lakeshore Lacrosse 2019 team, the girls were ‘Team Illinois’ at the tourney, where they went 3-1 in their division. Left to right: Johanna Kingsfield – Montini Catholic; Caroline Fritsch – York Community; Hannah Greving -Lyons Township; Sydney Collignon – Hinsdale Central High School; Audrey Maloney – Montini Catholic; Kristiana Strtak – Hinsdale Central.
YORK HIGH SCHOOL PLAYERS OF THE WEEK YORK BOYS VOLLEYBALL TEAM The York boys volleyball squad logged a successful season. The Dukes won 23 matches, won the Chicago Latin School invitational title and also won an IHSA regional title.
Blasting into second place
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Survivors, caregivers invited to ‘Oasis’ at Relay For Life
Cancer survivors are invited to join fellow survivors for a celebration of hope and life, as Elmhurst plans Relay for Life on Friday, June 9 a Berens Park, 493 North Oaklawn Ave.. The Mary K Steffens Survivor/ Caregiver Committee will host a birthday-themed “oasis” where cancer survivors and their caregivers can gather for a light meal and fellowship. Survivors will also receive a t-shirt, survivor pin and resources on staying healthy. There will be raffle prizes for lucky winners. “Mary would have loved the birthday theme,” said Cynthia Smith-Jans, a close friend and president of the MKS Survivor/Caregiver Commit-
tee. “She was all about helping others through their cancer journey and celebrating the possibilities.” The “Oasis” will be open on Friday, June 9 from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Berens Park. The survivor lap is scheduled for 6:30 p.m., with a Luminaria tribute to loved ones at 8:15 p.m. In addition to refreshments, the festivities will include live music, food and craft vendors as well as an inspirational message from Brianne Kennedy-Brooks, a York High School teacher and founder of Cancer to 5K. Cancer survivors in all stages of recovery and their caregivers in the Elmhurst area are invited.
The Mary K. Steffens Foundation was established to honor Mary, a devoted wife, mother, sister, friend, and selfless individual. Mary was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1995. She battled cancer for a total of 13 years before she passed away on August 25, 2008. Since then family and friends have kept her spirit alive by sponsoring the Mary K Steffens Survivor/ Caregiver Tent at Relay for Life- Elmhurst. In addition, the Foundation provides college scholarships to local high school seniors. Since its inception in 2009, the MKS Foundation has awarded 23 scholarships totaling roughly $58,000.
Elmhurst AAUW awards 2017 Dare to Dream Scholarship Carolay Alvarado, a resident of Northlake, has been awarded the AAUW Elmhurst Area Branch 2017 Dare to Dream: Get Educated! Scholarship. She attended West Leyden High School and was presented
with her $1,000 scholarship in May by Dare to Dream Board Member Diana Diaz-Espindola. After moving to the U.S from her home country of Honduras, Carolay admits that assimilating to a new cul-
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Carolay Alvarado (left) displays the certificate she received signifying that she has been awarded the AAUW Elmhurst Area Branch 2017 Dare to Dream: Get Educated! Scholarship. She was presented with her $1,000 scholarship in May by Dare to Dream Board Member Diana Diaz-Espindola (right).
ture was difficult for her and her family. She credits the Dare to Dream Conference with introducing her to many possibilities and providing her with connections and a support group that helped her get through her high school years. She also credits the conference with her desire to continue her education. Having decided to attend Illinois Wesleyan, Carolay plans to become an obstetrician/gynecologist, in hopes of “making a significant and positive difference in the world,” she said, adding that she would like to be a leader to other young Latin American girls.
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Pictured are people taking advantage of everything available at last year’s Mary K. Steffens Foundation “oasis,” providing food and fellowship for survivors and caregivers at Relay for Life. The “Oasis” will be back in operation for the 2017 Relay for Life which takes pace June 9 at Berens Park.
Scholarship funded by Annual Used Book Sale The Elmhurst AAUW Dare to Dream scholarship is funded by proceeds from the sale of books at the branch’s annual Used Book Sale. Recipients of this scholarship must have attended a Dare to Dream Conference. All books, CDs, and DVDs for sale are donated by the community. The Used Book Sale will be held this year at Lincoln School (565 S. Fairfield) from August 3-6. Donation barrels will be in place from June 19 through July 30. For more information on donations or the Used Book Sale, please visit aauwelmhurst.org or email email@example.com.
At the York High School Graduation, the following Dedication to the Class of 2017 was presented by Grace Tianyue Que, Class of 2017: “Graduates, esteemed faculty and administration, family, and friends, congratulations to York Community High School’s Class of 2017. We are the 99th class to graduate York. Technically speaking, we are the 100th minus one class to walk across the stage. Nevertheless, what we lack in timing, we make up for in spirit as we support each other, accept each other, and unify as a sea of green. “C.S. Lewis once wrote, ‘Now at last they were beginning Chapter One of the Great Story which no one on earth has read: which goes on for ever: in which every chapter is better than the one before.’ “Believe it or not, we have only just finished our prologue - we have only just begun. It is now time to look forward to the next chapters in our lives; they will be the most riveting yet. “In the beginning, our aspirations
may have been to earn acceptable grades, attend a brand-name college, or blindly meet social expectations. However, I believe that for the majority of us, these superficial goals are now not enough. Instead, we are now yearning to be the best versions of ourselves and to make the world a better place; we are now yearning to find a true source of happiness. We will respond to these desires by surrounding ourselves with the people we choose to be in our lives, rather than those predetermined by our class schedules. We will unapologetically chase after our passions. We will grasp that success and bliss do not only come from a letter grade, but also from generosity and introspection. “For all that, we know that it will be too easy for us to unintentionally conform to our surroundings and lose sight of the things that now mat-
ter to us the most. We will need to make the distinct decision to act on becoming who we want to be, rather than who others tell us we should be. These upcoming years will be both terrifying and exhilarating; we will pick our battles, choose our friends, decide on our paths, and take the time to appreciate our own talents and struggles. As we write the next chapters, I implore everyone to find something meaningful, something that makes you truly happy. Our story, no matter where it may take us, is short and, ultimately, will come to an end. Our time is too fleeting to do anything less than worthwhile. The future is daunting, but we are couraPHOTO COURTESY OF THE ELMHURST HISTORY MUSEUM Elmhurst Independent geous. So it goes. “Class of 2017, the 100th minus one class, we have concluded our prologue, and it is now time to flip Above is a photo and information about the very first class to graduthe page - it is now time for us to be- ate from York High School, although then it was part of District 88. It gin our stories.” was the class of 1921, 96 years ago.
Where it all began
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From the sports arena to the dramatic stage… Resident shares acting passion with daughter, granddaughter
By Marisa Mancini FOR THE ELMHURST INDEPENDENT
Dave Perez claims soccer was his first love, taking him from college soccer at Louis University to a year of professional ball with the Chicago Vultures until an injury forced him to turn his passion in another direction -- acting, something he fell into through happenstance. “I’ve always been a goofball; a funny guy,” he told the Independent in a recent interview. “And making people laugh is something I have always loved to do. Growing up in Northlake, I sang in my middle school and high school choir, but never acted.” In 1991, Perez and his family moved to Elmhurst. It was not until his 12-year-old daughter told him she was interested in being an actress that he even considered acting. “I took my daughter to Maywood Fine Arts Academy for acting classes,” he recalled. “When I got there, the teacher asked me to read for a part in the play they were performing, The Wizard of Oz, because someone didn’t show up.” Perez got the part of the Cowardly Lion, which lit spark beneath him. He remained at the Academy for three years, studying acting and improv. In 2008, a friend encouraged him to audition for a part in GreenMan Theater Troupe, where he earned a
part as Lane in The Importance of Being Earnest, and Perez has been working as an actor ever since. “I am a very tenacious person when it comes to pursuing acting roles,” he admitted. “I am constantly checking online sites and keep in touch with actors I meet on auditions. I get most of my auditions through word-ofmouth.” Perez has done more than 25 productions in local community theaters, half of those being comedic roles. In 2013, Al Stasch, a producer for Comcast, contacted Perez after seeing him sing and perform comedy in a dinner theater performance. Stasch worked with Perez to create the “Dave Perez Show” for Comcast Cable Access. The show was sidelined by the sudden death of Perez’s brother, which caused him to stop working for one year. “My daughter got me back into acting by repeatedly reminding me how much I loved to sing and act,” he said. “I started taking acting and improv classes at Chicago Performing Arts, which rekindled my passion.” Since then, Perez has been flooded with roles including short films, theater and television. While he has always gravitated to comedy, he found deep satisfaction in his recent dramatic roles. In 2016, he was cast as a death row inmate in Carcer, a short film that was shown in film festivals
nationwide. The assistant director for Carcer suggested he audition for The Now, a film (still in editing) where Perez played a boxing coach. “While on set for The Now, someone asked me to audition for a role on Empire. I got the role of Julio, the New York City parole officer and played in the scene with Taraji P. Henson. It was a great experience to work with her and director Mario Van Peebles. A short time after that, I got an email from Bill Curtis production asking me to play the character
of Bronco Bagdanov in American Greed.” When he heard of a dramatic comedy web series being filmed in Chicago, Perez and his daughter auditioned and they both got parts, playing the role of father and daughter. Season One just finished filming. Perez is most excited about his most recent casting in Last Call, a dramatic action feature film being shot in Chicago, and produced and directed by the Chen brothers. Not only did Perez get a part, but his
daughter, Maria Perez, and his fiveyear-old granddaughter, Isabella Ocampo, will also have roles. “Having my daughter and granddaughter be part of this is such a great experience,” he said. “I couldn’t be more proud of my family of actors. They are my inspiration and key to why I’m doing what I do. “This film will go to Hollywood to hopefully get pushed through to a major production company like Sony or Warner Brothers. Filming will start June 17.”
Elmhurst ranks #4 Top City for K-12 teachers According the web site GoodCall. com, a recent study has placed the City of Elmhurst as the #4 Top City for teachers of Kindergarten through 12th grade. Analysts crunched the numbers for 689 cities and ranked them on several metrics, including job availability and pay. Elmhurst’s reported numbers show a salary comparison at 168%. That number indicates the median teacher salary as a percentage of the overall local median salary. The study shows .49 jobs per 1000 residents; violent crime was reported at 0.28 per 1000 residents from FBI 2015 data. The jobless rate in Elmhurst is reported at 2.52%. The percentage of people age 25 and older who graduated high school in Elmhurst is 95.79%. The percentage of those who received a bachelor’s degree are higher is 54.73% It is interesting to note that five of the top ten communities are in Illinois: Glenview (#2), Evanston (#3, Elmhurst (#4), Plainfield (#9) and Crystal Lake (# 10). There are 13 other Illinois communities on the list of the Top 100. GoodCall’s analysis shows that many of the 2017 Best Cities for K-12 Teachers are those in suburbs surrounding some of the largest cities. Seven of the top 10 were suburbs of Chicago and Detroit, boosted largely by their impressive salaries
– teachers in those areas earned at least 60% more than the median in the area – highly educated populace and low crime rates. Analysts ranked cities based on COURTESY PHOTO Elmhurst Independent eight metrics that identify places Elmhurst resident Dave Perez, pictured here in his studio, pursues his acting passion which he shares that are affordable and pay teachers with his daughter and granddaughter. well, safe, have jobs available, have a populace that values education, and are nice places to live with abundant amenities. Key Takeaways • Top cities tended to be smaller cities. The top 10% averaged around 91,000 residents, while the bottom 10% averaged more than 138,000. The 22nd annual Elmhurst Garden Walk is the day of the event for $20 at the Faire’s ticket • Many of the top cities are subscheduled for Sunday, July 9 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. booth. Proceeds benefit the Mildred Hartney College urbs of larger cities. More than half Tours of six home gardens will be offered on the Scholarship Fund and community horticultural of the top 20 sit outside cities like Walk this year, in addition to the York Community projects, such as the York High School Garden. Chicago and Detroit. High School garden. Each garden has its own For the past several years, members of the • The top cities tend to be places personality and ranges in size from modest to grand. Elmhurst Garden Club have worked with students that value education; in 6 of the top The corresponding Garden Faire in Wilder from the York High School Garden Club to help 10, more than half the population has Park will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and features educate these young people on various aspects at least a bachelor’s degree and all 10 vendors with perennial plants, and unique garden of gardening as they worked together to create have at least 91% of residents with a accessories. In addition, a new feature this year is new garden spaces at the school,” said Donna high school diploma. the child-friendly Monarch Butterfly Festival, also Fredrickson, president of the Elmhurst Garden Club. • Despite the fact that many of the located in Wilder Park from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. that “Students today need opportunities to reconnect top places are outside large cities, day. Sponsored by the Elmhurst Garden Club and with the natural world. Gardening offers ‘hands on’ they tend to have low violent crime Elmhurst Cool Cities Coalition, admission to that learning opportunities in a wide array of disciplines. rates. exhibit is free. Hopefully, through gardening activities, students will • The average across all cities is Tickets for the Garden Walk may be purchased deepen their sense of connection to nature and inspire 4.3 crimes per 1,000 residents, but for $15 prior to the event at the following places: environmental stewardship.” cities in the top 10% average just 2.6. Amlings Flower Shop, Carousel Flower Shop, Andrew Bendelow and Lauren Yun serve as faculty • Top cities tended to fall more Elmhurst Camera, enzee Boutique, NuCara Pharmacy advisors to the York Community High School Garden near the center of the country, espeand The Uptown Shop. They will be available on Club. cially in the Midwest, while the lowest-ranked cities fell on the coasts.
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Park District’s Safety Town opens for season This summer, take on the open road at Safety Town, located at Wild Meadows Trace at York St., just north of Vallette, running parallel to the Illinois Prairie Path. Safety Town can be found east of the Great Western Railroad Depot. Kids can practice being pedestrians on the sidewalks, use road safety while they ride tricycles on the streets, and learn about railroad safety at the fully operational crossing gate, while being supervised by qualified Safety Town staff. Safety Town combines fun with the rules of the road, creating safe
and aware citizens from an early age. All ages are welcome, but children aged 4-7 with tricycles and helmets can ride through Safety Town. Children must be supervised at all times. Bicycles, bicycles with training wheels, roller blades, shoes with skates, and skate boards are not permitted. Every Thursday, June 8-August 10 from 6-7:30 p.m., weather-permitting. Fee: Free if you bring your own tricycle and helmet; $5 fee to rent a tricycle and/or helmet.
Author and former resident returns home for book reading Program co-sponsored by library, History Museum
The Elmhurst History Museum and the Elmhurst Public Library welcome E. Sheila Johnson, a former Elmhurst resident and author of the book “My Father, in Snow,” for a Sheila Johnson program at the library on Sunday, June 11 at 2 p.m. Johnson will read excerpts from her heart-warming memoir of growing up in a large family in west suburban Elmhurst in the 1950’s and ‘60’s. The book reading takes place at the Elmhurst Public Library, located at 125 S. Prospect Ave. In this family memoir, the author’s lyrical remembrances alternate with the testimony of her eight brothers and sisters to form a loving portrait of their father. The story takes the reader inside their big family, and highlights the intense
contrast between its warmth and the sometimes cold outside world. In remembering their father, the children reveal echoes of his character within their own. The event marks a poignant homecoming for the author who moved east at fourteen years of age. The program is presented in conjunction with the Elmhurst Public Library’s June storytelling theme and connects with the Museum’s mission for preserving and sharing the history of Elmhurst. Johnson will share the journey her family undertook in writing this memoir. Books will be sold and signed by the author following the program. The program is free and priority is given to Elmhurst Public Library cardholders. Reservations may be made online at elmhurstpubliclibrary.org. or by calling 630-279-8696.
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This young man showed no fear at last year’s Adventure Day in Eldridge Park as he found himself surrounded by a snake. This year’s event returns Saturday, June 10 from 10 a.m-1 p.m. In addition to a petting zoo with exotic animals, there will be carnival games, a fishing contest and more.
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These children enjoyed the drive on the open road at Safety Town last year. This year’s season starts Thursday, June 8. All ages are welcome, but children aged 4-7 with tricycles and helmets can ride through Safety Town for free.
Park District offers nature, adventure this Sunday at Eldridge Park Choose your own adventure in Eldridge Park on Eldridge Adventure Day, Saturday, June 10 from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Elmhurst Park District welcomes everyone to a day of outdoor fun and nature discovery. Enter a fishing contest, go on a bug hunt, meet some exotic animals or visit a petting zoo. There will be plenty of family fun, including carnival games and face painting. Hungry adventure seekers can grab a bite at food trucks stationed at the park. This year, children ages 7 and up can participate in the Cops n’ Bobbers Fishing Derby. The Elmhurst Police will be there with their mobile command unit to share the fun with the kids, and different prizes will be awarded to each age group. Every participant must bring their own bait, tackle, and pole. All participants will receive their own certificate of participation. Parking will be available at the Community Bank of Elmhurst parking lot at 330 W. Butterfield Road. This free event is presented by Lakeside Bank, The Schiller Team, Elmhurst Police, and Edward-Elmhurst Health. For more information, call (630) 993-8900 or visit epd.org.
Programs coming to Elmhurst Public Library
Friday, June 9 and Saturday, June 10 • 9:30-9:50 a.m. Chicka Chicka Baby Join us under the Alphabet Tree in the Kids’ Library for twenty minutes of songs and rhymes perfect for infants. Make visiting the library a regular part of your baby’s week. For newborns to 11 months with an adult. No registration required. Saturday, June 10 10-11:30 a.m. Word Basics Create, edit, save, and print documents using Microsoft Word. Register online, in person, or by phone. Saturday, June 10 10:30-11:30 a.m. The Great Outdoors: Live Mammals (for families) Learn about some of the most unique outdoor creatures from around the world and see them up close. Flying Fox Conservation Fund brings mammals to see and learn about. Pick up tickets with your valid EPL card the morning of the program. Sunday, June 11 • 2-3 p.m. Book Reading: My Father, In Snow, A Family Memoir by E. Sheila Johnson Set in Elmhurst during the 1950s and early 60s, this beautiful family memoir by Johnson combines her own lyric remembrances with testimony of her eight siblings to form a loving portrait of their father. Co-presented by the Elmhurst History Museum and Elmhurst Public Library. Register online, in person, or by phone.
Monday, June 12 • 9-11:30 a.m. Free Career Counseling Need an objective review of your resume or input on your job-search strategy? Get free one-on-one career counseling from JVS Career Moves, a non-profit, non-sectarian agency. Email Joyce Bogolub at firstname.lastname@example.org” to schedule your 30 minute session. Monday, June 12 • 2-3 p.m. The Art of Alfred Hitchcock Join us for some nail-biting fun, and learn more about Alfred Hitchcock, “the Master of Suspense.” Enjoy an original video filled with the showman’s own comments and clips from Hitchcock’s finest works. Register online, in person, or by phone. Tuesday, June 13 • 2-3 p.m. Coloring for Mindfulness Transform your mind and spirit with the new trend in relaxation: coloring! Choose from beautifully detailed coloring pages, colored pencils or markers from the supplies provided or bring your own, and become totally absorbed in the joy of coloring. No registration required. Tuesday, June 13 • 7 p.m. • Age 21+ Beer Club at Skeleton Key Brewery Learn about, taste, and discuss great beer at local establishments. Register online, in person, or by phone. Off-site: Skeleton Key Brewery, 8102 Lemont Rd, Unit 300, Woodridge $10 tasting fee collected at event
The DuPage Care Center Foundation, formerly known as the DuPage Convalescent Center Foundation, is pleased to present its 14th Annual Golf Outing. This event will be held on Tuesday, June 20 at the Prairie Landing Golf Club in West Chicago. The community is invited to attend and support this annual event again this year. “This is a great way to enjoy the day networking or just making new friends and at the same time, having a huge impact on the residents of the Kenneth Moy DuPage Care Center,” said Michael McCrary, Chairman of the DuPage Care Center Foundation’s Golf Outing. Event sponsors include Stratford Dental, Jel Sert, Morgan Stanley, Rock Bottom Restaurant and Brewery, Geriatric Vision Care, Bright Star Care and many more. Openings for golfers and sponsors are still available. Registration fees are $190 per individual golfer and $760 for a foursome. Those interested in a hole sponsorship along with a foursome will receive over a $150 savings for a cost of $1,150. The registration fee includes curbside bag service, 18 holes of golf with cart, lunch, libations and a dinner buffet. Local businesses may showcase their company with sponsorship opportunities starting at $550 for a hole sponsorship. Raffle and contest prize donations are currently being sought. Dinner only tickets may be purchased for $60.00 each. All donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law To add some extra fun on the course, Jerry Haggerty Chevrolet will be supplying a chance to win a vehicle for a hole-in-one on the featured hole. Additionally, Rock Bottom Restaurant and Brewery will be pouring two of their famous beers for our golfers on the course as well as providing commemorative pint glasses for all of our guests. Registration and lunch begin at 11 a.m. Shotgun start is at 12:30 p.m. with the buffet dinner starting at 6 p.m. All proceeds go toward providing for quality of life programs and services that help to enhance the lives of the over 350 residents who call the Kenneth Moy DuPage Care Center their home. For more information or to register for the DPCC Foundation Golf Outing, please call (630) 784-4267 or visit the Foundation website at www.dpccfoundation.org.
NOTICE CERTIFICATE NO. 0075246 was filed in the office of the County Clerk of DuPage County on MAY 11, 2017, wherein the business firm of CANNABIS COMMUNITY OUTREACH LOCATED AT 374 N. EDGEWOOD AVENUE, LOMBARD, IL 60148-1961 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) LAURA MORETTI, HOME ADDRESS 374 N. EDGEWOOD AVENUE, LOMBARD, IL 60148-1961. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and Official Seal at my office in Wheaton, Illinois, this 11TH day of MAY, A.D. 2017. PAUL HINDS Paul Hinds DuPage County Clerk (OFFICIAL SEAL) (Published in The Elmhurst Independent May 25, June 1 & 8, 2017) 282537
NOTICE CERTIFICATE NO. 0075233 was filed in the office of the County Clerk of DuPage County on MAY 9, 2017, wherein the business firm of SACRED BRANCH LOCATED AT 6801 HIGH ROAD, DARIEN, IL 60561-0000 was registered; that the true or real name or names of the person or persons owning the business, with their respective post office address(es), is/are as follows: NAME OF PERSON(S) JESSICA NEUMANN, HOME ADDRESS 6801 HIGH ROAD, DARIEN, IL 60561-0000. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and Official Seal at my office in Wheaton, Illinois, this 9TH day of MAY, A.D. 2017. PAUL HINDS Paul Hinds DuPage County Clerk (OFFICIAL SEAL) (Published in The Elmhurst Independent May 25, June 1 & 8, 2017) 282900
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA STATE OF ILLINOIS IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT COUNTY OF DU PAGE 2017MR000645 CASE NUMBER LEGAL NOTICE FOR CHANGE OF NAME Public Notice is hereby given that on June 29, 2017 at 9:00 A.M. in courtroom 2005, DuPage Judicial Center, 505 North County Farm Road, Wheaton, Illinois, I will by my petition hear in the said Court for the change of my son’s name from: Corinthian Lyfe Holliday-Hall Jr. to that of: Lyfe Landon Hall-Ware Date: 5/11/17 City or Place: Wheaton Petitioner: Janay Ware Janay Ware (Published in The Elmhurst Independent May 25, June 1 & 8, 2017) 282745
NOTICE CERTIFICATE NO. 0075240 was filed in the office of the County Clerk of DuPage County on MAY 10, 2017, wherein the business firm of THE KERN RECRUITING GROUP LOCATED AT 313 BENNETT DRIVE, CAROL STREAM, IL 60188-3348 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) BRENT J. KERN, HOME ADDRESS 313 BENNETT DRIVE, CAROL STREAM, IL 60188-3348. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and Official Seal at my office in Wheaton, Illinois, this 10TH day of MAY, A.D. 2017. PAUL HINDS Paul Hinds DuPage County Clerk (OFFICIAL SEAL) (Published in The Elmhurst Independent May 25, June 1 & 8, 2017) 282538
NOTICE CERTIFICATE NO. 0075252 was filed in the office of the County Clerk of DuPage County on MAY 15, 2017, wherein the business firm of SOPHISTICATED PRESS LOCATED AT 1010 S YORK ROAD, BENSENVILLE, IL 60106-3494 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) RENETTA C GUNN-STEVENS, HOME ADDRESS 1010 S YORK ROAD, BENSENVILLE, IL 60106-3494. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and Official Seal at my office in Wheaton, Illinois, this 15TH day of MAY, A.D. 2017. PAUL HINDS Paul Hinds DuPage County Clerk (OFFICIAL SEAL) (Published in The Elmhurst Independent June 1, 8 & 15, 2017) 283173
NOTICE CERTIFICATE NO. 0075248 was filed in the office of the County Clerk of DuPage County on MAY 15, 2017, wherein the business firm of SMILEY EYES LOCATED AT 1133 S ARDMORE AVENUE, VILLA PARK, IL 60181-3204 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) MILDA MIELIAUSKAS, HOME ADDRESS 1133 S ARDMORE AVENUE, VILLA PARK, IL 60181-3204. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and Official Seal at my office in Wheaton, Illinois, this 15TH day of MAY, A.D. 2017. PAUL HINDS Paul Hinds DuPage County Clerk (OFFICIAL SEAL) (Published in The Elmhurst Independent May 25, June 1 & 8, 2017) 282540
NOTICE CERTIFICATE NO. 0075278 was filed in the office of the County Clerk of DuPage County on MAY 27, 2017, wherein the business firm of MJ’S BOOKKEEPING LOCATED AT 317 INDIANA COURT UNIT B, BLOOMINGDALE, IL 60108-0000 was registered; that the true or real name or names of the person or persons owning the business, with their respective post office address(es), is/ are as follows: NAME OF PERSON(S) MELISA STEARN, HOME ADDRESS 317 INDIANA COURT UNIT B, BLOOMINGDALE, IL 60108-0000. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and Official Seal at my office in Wheaton, Illinois, this 27TH day of MAY, A.D. 2017. PAUL HINDS Paul Hinds DuPage County Clerk (OFFICIAL SEAL) (Published in The Elmhurst Independent June 1, 8 & 15, 2017) 283519
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 18TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DUPAGE COUNTY WHEATON, ILLINOIS Wilmington Savings Fund Society, FSB, not individually but solely as Trustee for RPMLT 2014-1 Trust, Series 2014-1 PLAINTIFF Vs. Madan L. Gogana; et. al. DEFENDANTS 2016 CH 001755 NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE OF REAL ESTATE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on 3/1/2017, John Zaruba, the Sheriff of DuPage County, Illinois will on 7/11/17 at the hour of 10:00 A.M. at DuPage County Sheriff’s Office, 501 North County Farm Road, Wheaton, IL 60187, or in a place otherwise designated at the time of sale, County of DuPage and State of Illinois, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, as set forth below, the following described real estate: THE SOUTH 1/2 OF THE SOUTH 1/2 OF LOT 4 IN BLOCK 12 IN ELMHURST HIGHLANDS, BEING A SUBDIVISION OF THE WEST 1/2 OF THE NORTHEAST 1/4 OF THE NORTHWEST 1/4 OF THE SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF SECTION 1, TOWNSHIP 39 NORTH, RAGE 11, EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED APRIL 22, 1909, AS DOCUMENT 96708, IN DUPAGE COUNTY, ILLINOIS. PIN 06-01-213-013 Improved with Residential COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 131 N. Geneva Avenue Elmhurst, IL 60126 Sale terms: 10% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the auction; The balance, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by
NOTICE CERTIFICATE NO. 0075244 was filed in the office of the County Clerk of DuPage County on MAY 11, 2017, wherein the business firm of GRANNY’S CAKES LOCATED AT 235 S. HAGANS AVENUE, ELMHURST, IL 60126-3116 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) RENEE GREAR, HOME ADDRESS 235 S. HAGANS AVENUE, ELMHURST, IL 60126-3116. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and Official Seal at my office in Wheaton, Illinois, this 11TH day of MAY, A.D. 2017. PAUL HINDS Paul Hinds DuPage County Clerk (OFFICIAL SEAL) (Published in The Elmhurst Independent May 25, June 1 & 8, 2017) 282542
NOTICE CERTIFICATE NO. 0075295 was filed in the office of the County Clerk of DuPage County on MAY 31, 2017, wherein the business firm of LEADING TEAMS LOCATED AT 501 LONGFELLOW AVENUE, GLEN ELLYN, IL 60137-4714 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) PATRICIA A CAMPAGNA, HOME ADDRESS 501 LONGFELLOW AVENUE, GLEN ELLYN, IL 60137-4714. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and Official Seal at my office in Wheaton, Illinois, this 31ST day of MAY, A.D. 2017. PAUL HINDS Paul Hinds DuPage County Clerk (OFFICIAL SEAL) (Published in The Elmhurst Independent June 8, 15 & 22, 2017) 284350
NOTICE CERTIFICATE NO. 0075293 was filed in the office of the County Clerk of DuPage County on MAY 31, 2017, wherein the business firm of PERCO SOLUTIONS GROUP LOCATED AT 4770 ST. JOSEPH CREEK RD, #103, LISLE, IL 60532-1826 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) BERNALYN PERCOLIZA, HOME ADDRESS 4770 ST. JOSEPH CREEK RD, #103, LISLE, IL 60532-1826. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and Official Seal at my office in Wheaton, Illinois, this 31ST day of MAY, A.D. 2017. PAUL HINDS Paul Hinds DuPage County Clerk (OFFICIAL SEAL) (Published in The Elmhurst Independent June 8, 15 & 22, 2017) 284468
the purchaser not to exceed $300, in certified funds, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in “AS IS” condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. If the property is a condominium and the foreclosure takes place after 1/1/2007, purchasers other than the mortgagees will be required to pay any assessment and legal fees due under The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If the property is located in a common interest community, purchasers other than mortgagees will be required to pay any assessment and legal fees due under the Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee’s attorney. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after Confirmation of the sale. The successful purchaser has the sole responsibility/expense of evicting any tenants or other individuals presently in possession of the subject premises. The property will NOT be open for inspection and Plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the Court file to verify all information. IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For information: Examine the court file or contact Plaintiff’s attorney: Codilis & Associates, P.C., 15W030 North Frontage Road, Suite 100, Burr Ridge, IL 60527, (630) 794-9876. Please refer to file number 14-16-14550. I723011 (Published in The Elmhurst Independent June 8, 15 & 22, 2017) 284344
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TRAILER SALE! 2017 6X12 V-nose ramp door $2,775.00; Scissor lift trailers, Dump trailers; Skidloader trailers, Fuel tank trailers; 4-place snowmobile trailer. Cargo’s; ST205/75D15 on mod wheel $65.00; Trailer Parts & Repairs. 515972-4554 www.FortDodgeTrailerWorld. com (MCN)
634 N. VISTA AVE., LB., Friday, 6/9, & Saturday, 6/10, 9am-3pm. Something for everyone! Books, tools & misc.
115 N. ILLINOIS AVE., VP, Fri., 6/9, 8:30am-3pm & Sat., 6/10, 8:30am-1pm. Multi family. H’hold, vintage items, holiday, outdoor Rubbermaid storage unit, glassware, toddler toys, children’s books, teacher resources & much more!
Apartments Studio Apt. $735 includes all utilities & 1 Bdrm Apt. $865 in Elmhurst. No pets. Call Real Estate Investor Service Agent Nancy Freitag 630-941-0135
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19 W. JACKSON ST., VP., Fri. & Sat. 6/9 & 6/10, 8am-3pm. Moving After 50 Years. Snowblower, tools, antiques, quilts, linens, crystal, lamps, small appliances, books, CD’s, h’hold items, women’s plus size clothing, etc.
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543 N. MICHIGAN AVE., VP., Saturday, 6/10 8am-2pm. Bikes, antique furniture, fishing poles, DVD’s, Rockwell plates, household goods & misc.
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1029 S. LEWIS AVE., LB., Fri.-Sun., 6/96/11, 8am-3pm. No early birds please! “Lewis in Lombard” is back! 5 family garage/yard sale! Boys/girls clothes, toys, h’hold items and much more. See detailed Craigslist ad!
556 S. ELIZABETH ST., LB Friday, 6/9, 8am-3pm. Multi-Family Sale including clothes, household items, toys and more!
1055 sq. ft. For Lease - 1st Floor York Road Location Retail or Office Use (630) 833-3500 ext 207 Charlie
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641 S. FAIRVIEW AVE., Fri-Sat June 9-10 8-3pm. Men/women/teen clothing, TV, entertainment center, household.
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FOR SALE Adoption A CHILDLESS MARRIED COUPLE seeks to adopt. Will be hands-on mom & devoted dad. Financial security. Expenses PAID. Call Holly & Tiger. 1-800790-5260 (ask for Adam) (MCN)
Announcements DISCLAIMER NOTICE This publication does not knowingly accept fraudulent or deceptive advertising. Readers are cautioned to thoroughly investigate all ads, especially those asking for money in advance. HERO MILES - to find out more about how you can help our service members, veterans and their families in their time of need, visit the Fisher House website at www.fisherhouse.org
Misc. For Sale 5 BRIDGESTONE TURANZA 215/55R17 ALL SEASON, HIGH PERFORMANCE TIRES. Very good condition, on Lexus, alum. wheels w/lug nuts. Black walls, all are balanced, meters for air pressure in all tires,1 tire never touched the ground. Price total package $500 sold as ALL 1 package. CASH ONLY. 630-627-6785, leave message. ELECTRIC WHEEL CHAIR $1,000; Orbit wheelchair $150; transport wheelchair $150; walker with padded seat & basket $75. Call Donna 630-728-5922.
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Friday, June 9 • Beginning at 7:30 p.m., York High School alumni are returning to the stage for a one-night-only performance of the musical Godspell, in York’s Baker Auditorium. Tickets can be purchased starting May 15, at ticketpeak.com/yorkdrama. • Relay for Life will be held at Berens Park, 493 North Oaklawn Avenue. The survivor lap is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. and the Luminaria tribute at 8:15 p.m. The event lasts all night Saturday, June 10 • From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., the Elmhurst Park District welcomes families to Adventure Day in Eldridge Park. Petting zoo, fishing contest, bug hunt, carnival games, food available for purchase. Parking available at Community Bank of Elmhurst at 330 W. Butterfield Road. Info: 630993-8900 or epd.org • From 12 noon-4 p.m., the band Summit will perform a live benefit concert at Silverado Grill at 447 Spring Road to benefit the Mary Queen of Heaven Medical Center in Uganda. Tickets are $10 donation at the door, $5 for food and beer and wine tickets. The public is welcome. For more information, call 630-8331602. Tuesday, June 13 County Board Chairman Dan Cronin, along with many others, will ride his bike to work in support of Bike to Work Week. Riders gather at 7 a.m. Feel free to join in. Saturday, June 17 Collect geodes near the Mississippi River on a trip sponsored by the Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art, 220 Cottage Hill Ave. This private quarry yields abundant and fascinating geodes along with other minerals and fossils. Trip includes tour guides, a motor coach, collecting and on-site cracking fees. The trip takes place from 7-9 a.m. Cost is $95 per person. Reservations are required. Info: 630833-1616 or lizzadromuseum.org. Sunday, June 25 • From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., the Knights of Columbus will be hold its third annual classic car show in the city parking lot located behind the KC Hall on York and Vallette. The show is open to all makes and models including scooters. Music by Flashback ’50s DJ Tony. Drinks and food available for purchase. To support SOLES4SOULS, guests are asked to bring gently worn shoes (men, women and children) which will be given to those in need. Info: elmhurstkofc. org or call Ernie Iannotta at 312-6073775. • From 3-6 p.m., the Elmhurst History Museum presents a Disco Explosion Community Event, as it celebrates everything ‘70s with a little disco and a little rock ‘n’ roll. Grammy-winning rocker and songwriter Jim Peterik (Survivor, Ides of March) will perform some of his hits with School of Rock, and The Shagadelics band represents disco with funky gems from the era. Legendary White Sox organist Nancy Faust will perform ball park favorites, and Hoekstra and Natkin will be on hand to sign books. Info: elmhursthistory.org or 630-833-1457. Tuesday, July 4 The 13th annual Elmhurst Run-
ning Club 4 on the 4th race will step off at 7:15 a.m., starting and finishing at Elmhurst College. A 1-kilometer kids (12-and-under) race follows at 8:25 a.m. The 4 on the 4th’s beneficiary is the Elmhurst Children’s Assistance Foundation. This year, the race will honor Darryl May, a club and race founder who passed away earlier this year. The race is presented by InMotion Foot & Ankle Center in Elmhurst.
Pick of the Week — the event NOT to be missed! Saturday, June 10 — Summer Fling — a “friend-raiser” for the ECPA • From 2-5 p.m., Summer Fling, a fundraiser for the planned Elmhurst Centre for Performing Arts (ECPA), will be held at three downtown restaurant/businesses. Tickets are $30 and include food, drink and entertainment at Pints, Guaranteed Rate and Cottage Hill Station. For tickets, visit ecpa-elmhurst.org.
Center for Speech and Language Disorders’ Summer Programs LEAP & Language to Literacy
Literacy program addresses the following skills:
• Paying attention and listening • Self-Advocacy Skills • Following directions and remembering information • Getting and staying organized • Understanding syllables and sounds in words • Understanding sound-letter correspondence • Pronouncing words
Ages 3-18 Does your child struggle with reading?
Social Communication Program Ages 5-18 Does your child struggle with social language skills?
• Vocabulary/understanding the meaning of words • Understanding & remembering what’s been read • Spelling or writing • A diagnosis such as receptive language, auditory processing disorder; language learning disability, ADHD, or dyslexia that is impacting school success
Social communication program works on:
• Compromising and Eye contact cooperation skills Peer-to-peer communication Listening behaviors • Coping with transitions and Interpreting facial expressions, changes in routine body language, and tone • A diagnosis such as PDD-NOS, High functioning Autism, • Starting and maintaining conversations Asperger’s Syndrome, ADHD, • Establishing and maintaining or Nonverbal Learning friendships Disorders • • • •
June 27th—August 10th 90 minute classes Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays for a total of 20 sessions Programs at Chicago and Lombard offices To schedule pre-program evaluation or to learn more call 630-652-0200 Payment options may include insurance, scholarship, or private pay *Currently accepting Blue Cross Blue Shield & AETNA*
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 18TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DUPAGE COUNTY - WHEATON, ILLINOIS Wilmington Savings Fund Society, FSB, not individually but solely as Trustee for RPMLT 2014-1 Trust, Series 2014-1 PLAINTIFF Vs. Madan L. Gogana; et. al. DEFENDANTS 2016 CH 001755 NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE OF REAL ESTATE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on 3/1/2017, John Zaruba, the Sheriff of DuPage County, Illinois will on 7/11/17 at the hour of 10:00 A.M. at DuPage County Sheriff’s Office, 501 North County Farm Road, Wheaton, IL 60187, or in a place otherwise designated at the time of sale, County of DuPage and State of Illinois, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, as set forth below, the following described real estate: PIN 06-01-213-013 Improved with Residential COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 131 N. Geneva Avenue Elmhurst, IL 60126 Sale terms: 10% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the auction; The balance, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, in certified funds, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in “AS IS” condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. If the property is a condominium and the foreclosure takes place after 1/1/2007, purchasers other than the mortgagees will be required to pay any assessment and legal fees due under The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If the property is located in a common interest community, purchasers other than mortgagees will be required to pay any assessment and legal fees due under the Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee’s attorney. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after Confirmation of the sale. The successful purchaser has the sole responsibility/expense of evicting any tenants or other individuals presently in possession of the subject premises. The property will NOT be open for inspection and Plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the Court file to verify all information. IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For information: Examine the court file or contact Plaintiff’s attorney: Codilis & Associates, P.C., 15W030 North Frontage Road, Suite 100, Burr Ridge, IL 60527, (630) 7949876. Please refer to file number 14-16-14550. I723011 (Published in The Elmhurst Independent June 8, 15 & 22, 2017) 284345
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M - F 7:30-6, Sat. 8-3
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equipped). Special gaskets, filters extra if needed. Some cars/light trucks extra. Limited Warranty 90 days or 4,000 miles, whichever first*
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AIR CONDITIONING Complete system check, pressure & leak test. Most cars and pickups.
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LUBE, OIL & FILTER
COMPUTERIZED 4-WHEEL ALIGNMENT Set caster, camber and toe to exact manufacturer’s specifications while referencing and compensating or adjusting thrust line, depending on alignment type, part and additional services extra if needed.
MOST SUVS CUSTOM ALIGNMENT $ 68.95 MOST CARS 109.95 & TRUCKS $ 129.95
We’ll lubricate most car’s chassis, drain the old and install up to 5 quarts of new oil and new oil filter. Add $3 for disposal of oil and filter. Expires 6/22/17
Buy 4 Synthetic Blend oil changes for $89.95 get the 5th FREE! Most Cars. We’ll lubricate most car’s chassis, drain the old and install up to 5 quarts of new oil and new oil filter. Add $3 for disposal of oil and filter. See location for details.
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ENGINE TUNE-UP DISC BRAKES
We’ll install new resistor spark plugs, adjust Front Disc brake service for single piston American cars. idle speed, clean throttle body, test battery Includes new disc pads, rotors resurfaced, wheel bearing repacked, new grease seals, fluid added as needed, system and charging system, inspect other key inspected and car road tested. *Rebuilt calipers & semi engine parts. metallic pads extra.
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