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Over $37 million set for storm water projects over five-year period By Dan McLeister For The Elmhurst Independent
ELMHURST — In the latest five-year Capital Expenditure Budget (CEB), more than $37 million has been designated for storm water related projects, City Manager Jim Grabowski reported to City Council. “That is a big piece of the pie,” he said at an August 17th meeting. Alderman Jim Kennedy (6th Ward), chairman of the Public Works and Buildings (PWB) Committee, spoke up about looking beyond the five-year plan. “We have to prepare ourselves for a figure that could be somewhere around $100 million,” he said. “We need to come up with a plan on how to proceed over X number of years.” The latest five-year plan has increased to $130,238,800 from $97,142,100 over the five-year period. Grabowski said reasons for the increase include: Significant construction cost increases; Additional projects rolling on to the plan;
Some carryover projects from the current year. Capital Improvement Fund (CIF) revenues for 2016 through 2020 are projected to increase by 2.5 percent annually in Home Rule Sales Tax and in State Income Tax and by
one percent annually in Telecommunications Tax amounts. The City official noted that the proposed budget does not take into consideration any revenue change as a result of Illinois General Assembly action. “At this time it is very unclear
to what if anything may happen,” Grabowski said. If the General Assembly were to decrease municipal funding, reconsideration of expenses and/or consideration of new or increased revenue would be necessary, he said. The five-
year CEB anticipates issuing long term debt (bonds or loans) in 2016, 2017 and 2018 for financing storm water management projects and improvements in the Wastewater Treat-
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City Centre ready to Rock The Block party Downtown hosts send-off to summer with two-day party ELMHURST — On Friday and Saturday, September 11 & 12, Elmhurst City Centre is hosting a free “Rock The Block Party” throughout the down-
town area and among its merchant members. In addition to the beer and wine tent, local food vendors
will be on hand offering tasty items for purchase. Musical entertainment begins at 4 p.m. Friday, continuing through the evening until about 10 p.m.
Then on Saturday, the music continues from 12-10 p.m., along with the Family Fun Zone, an area with all sorts of games and activities for chil-
dren of all ages. And, of course, there will be plenty of stores open where merchants will greet you with a smile. Don’t miss this end-ofsummer event in downtown and send off the season in style. For more information, call 630-993-1600 or visit elmhurstcitycentre.com
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Man found dead on Ike near Hillside By Dee Longfellow For The Elmhurst Independent
ELMHURST — On Monday, August 24, a man who was found dead along I-290 near Hillside last week was identified, according to the Cook County medical examiner. According to police, LaShawn Williams, 22, of Plainfield, was discovered on Wednesday, August 19 at about 3 p.m. on eastbound I-290 near Wolf Road. Illinois State Police said Williams had
likely been struck early that same morning. He was pronounced dead at the scene just after 3:30 p.m. The mainline ramp from St. Charles at Wolf Road on I-290 eastbound was closed until about 6 p.m. Two tornadoes hit DuPage According to the National Weather Service, two tornadoes touched down in DuPage County last week. An E-0 tornado stayed on the ground Tuesday, Aug. 18 for three miles, from far southeastern
Naperville to Woodridge. An E-0 rating is the weakest on a 0-to-5 scale, with winds topping 70 to 80 mph. A second E-0 tornado developed later that same evening in Downers Grove but it was only on the ground for about a quarter-mile, reports said. Vote expected on County Board’s lobbyists On Tuesday, August 25, the DuPage County Board was scheduled to vote on continuing its contracts with four different lobbying firms at a
cost of $284,000 per year. The firms work at the state and national level to promote the County’s legislative agenda. Working with state legislators on behalf DuPage are two firms, All-Circo Inc. and V.A. Persico Consulting Inc. The firm McGuire Woods Consulting, represents the County Board as well as the DuPage County Health Department in Springield. BGR Government Affairs, LLC, works on the County’s behalf before the U.S. Congress and the federal executive branch.
Grassy bowls and open space Comm-Comm for storm water storage plods forward By Dee Longfellow For The Elmhurst Independent
taxpayers. We want to help, we want to be part of the solution.”
ELMHURST — Grassy bowls and open space – that was the vision put in the heads of those who attended the August 13th meeting of the intergovernmental Communications Committee (CommComm) for storm water storage. There was even some talk of Frisbee golf. Mayor Steve Morley invited Park District Executive Director Jim Rogers and District 205 School Board member and Policy Committee Chair John McDonough to offer updates before the discussion began. McDonough described the District 205 School Board’s mission statement, then mentioned a new initiative called Focus205, developed to gather public input. The first of four community forums will be held Wednesday, September 2 from 7-9 p.m. in the York High School Commons. “The Board is seeking input from community members regarding the next generation of learning, future-ready classrooms, and other key topics in order to provide the best educational experience possible,” he said. Valuable information will be gathered at those sessions, but because the process is just beginning, the School Board feels it will know more about how the public feels after receiving its input, according to McDonough. “We will know more later than we know now,” he said, “and that’s why we proceed with caution. “That being said, those affected by flooding are our families, too. [The students] miss classes during flooding, and virtually all of [those families] are our
School Board shares three principles McDonough said the School Board had met as a CommitteeOf-The-Whole to discuss the Intergovernmental agreement (IGA) and had identified three principles for him to bring back to the Comm-Comm: Safety first. “We provide services to children, so our #1 principle is safety.” District 205 will offer the property if the City agrees to cover all costs, all liability and all risk. The land comes with no rent or fees, so the City should pay for any costs. “The use of the land has to be terminable in a meaningful way. It has to have substance to the right of termination.” Mayor Morley thanked the audience for being there, reminding them that “the intent when we made these meetings public was to be upfront about our goal: What do we need to do to get a shovel in the ground and when is our next meeting?” He showed slides of the areas where the projects are planned or already underway. The slides indicated the exact places underground where the storm water would be contained. Morley assured that once sod, the sites would be like “grassy bowls,” perfect for Frisbee golf. There are five areas listed in the IGA: The “Tree Street” project along Walnut, Myrtle, Evergreen, etc., where flooding mitigation has already begun, thanks to an IGA with DuPage County, which owns the quarry. The quarry’s sole purpose is to contain Salt Creek and keep it in its banks. “DuPage County
The next Stormwater Communications Committee Meeting is Thursday, August 27 at 7 p.m. in Council Chambers at Elmhurst City Hall has allowed us to dump some of our storm water there,” Morley said. “From beginning to end, it only took about six months to get that done through the County Board, thanks to [Board member] Paul Fichtner, who is a resident. It’s now called the Tree Street project.” Pine and Avon Sts., by Golden Meadows Park. Survey and geotechnical work is done. York Commons. Survey and geotechnical work is done, Burke is working on engineering drawings, so shovels can be put in the ground as soon as possible. “York Commons will be done next summer for sure,” Morley said. York & I-290. Morley said they hope do complete a survey soon and send it out to bid in September. St. Charles Road near Sandburg Middle School, where it enters 290. Final engineering is being done there as well. In the ensuing discussion, it became clear that Crestview Park was an area that should be moved up the list, but the Park District had yet to assess the situation there. Not being one of the five projects listed above, Crestview Park is not included with those specified in the IGA. That raised the next question. To implement or to consider? Jim Rogers assured everyone there was nothing he wanted more than to move forward
with the IGA, but there was one sticky wicket. As it is currently worded, the IGA has all five projects included so, to agree to the IGA is to agree to those five projects – no more, no less. The exact verbiage reads: “Whereas, the City of Elmhurst and the Elmhurst Park District agree to implement the agreement at all five park storm water detention sites.” Rogers said the first version of the IGA received by the Park District referred only to “certain sites owned by the Elmhurst Park District.” The second version had the five specific sites listed. “We would prefer the word ‘consider’ to ‘implement,’” Rogers said. He said the reason had to do with the agreement locking onto those five projects listed. What if they wanted to make changes? “We’re already talking about Crestview Park as a new place to consider,” he said, “but we wouldn’t want to just throw it in there. No Park Board Commissioner is going to agree to ‘implement’ something in the future on a property we haven’t even looked at yet.” Space does not allow more coverage of this meeting, but interested residents can watch it in its entirety on the City’s youtube channel. Search “City of Elmhurst” then 2015-08-13 Stormwater Communications Committee Meeting.
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Marshall, ‘Marshall’s Miracle’ appear at York Theatre Friday Story of abused canine turned therapy dog to be motion picture
ELMHURST — Area children will have the opportunity to both view the premier of Marshall’s Miracle at the York Theatre on Friday, August 28 at 7 p.m. as well as meet the star of the show, Marshall at 6 p.m. A rescue dog who lost a front leg, carries a deep scar on his face and emotional scars on his heart due to abuse, Marshall is now an AKC certified therapy dog, who has presented to more than 120,000 students in 370 schools. Cynthia Willenbrock, Marshall’s present owner, wrote his story, which is being released this month as a major motion picture. Inspired by Marshall’s true story, Marshall’s Miracle shares the adventure of Finn, a 13-year-old boy, who has become the target of bullies at his new school. Finn is feeling hopeless – that is, until he finds Marshall being caged up by a dog-hoarder in deplorable conditions. The bond of friendship is immediate. Finn knows he must
If You Go... What: Marshall’s Miracle Where: York Theatre When: Friday, Aug. 28, 7 p.m. rescue Marshall, but Marshall has been abused by the other dogs and needs to see the vet right away. The race against the bullies, against the dog hoarder, and against time, is on. In the end, Marshall leads everyone to a place of change, forgiveness and friendship. Thanks go to the Kanzler family of Elmhurst and the Elmhurst Commission on Youth for this opportunity. Carina Kanzler is a sophomore at York High School and was a former Hawthorne Elementary and Sandburg Middle School student. Her uncle, Jay Kanzler, is the producer and director of Marshall’s Miracle. More about the movie Dogs really can be humans greatest teachers and the release of the Family Film, Marshall’s Miracle, in theaters August 28 is proof. The real inspiration behind the movie, Marshall the Miracle Dog, will be making a special appearance at the premiere of his film. The producers of Marshall’s Miracle were espe-
Continued from page 1 ment Plant. However, Grabowski noted that the revenue in the CIF is not sufficient to support the debt service payments for the bonds necessary to fund the anticipated flood mitigation/ storm water management projects. “Short of an alternate revenue [source] or an increase in a current revenue, the bond debt service payment for the storm water management projects are proposed to be funded by property tax,” he said. The City Manager said staff is always searching for other
funding options to help shoulder the burden away from property tax. One of the City Council’s strategic goals is a review of alternative revenue sources. “With some time for staff to gather this information, we stand ready to discuss alternatives with the Finance, Council affairs and Administrative Services Committee,” Grabowski assured. The final CEB will be incorporated with the 2016 twoyear operating budget and distributed to the City Council on or before October 26.
We have to prepare ourselves for a figure that could be somewhere around $100 million. We need to come up with a plan on how to proceed over X number of years.” — Alderman Jim Kennedy
cially thrilled to premiere Marshall’s Miracle in Chicago considering so much the films talent was found there. Comedian and WGN Radio host Patti Vasquez as well as numerous youth stars of the film will be at the premiere of the film for pictures and signing autographs. But, to ensure Marshall’s Miracle’s important messages of kindness towards humans and animals are sustained, reps from Elmhurst Commission on Youth and the AntiCruelty Society will be there to meet and greet and share their messages with the audience. Marshall was found near death in a deplorable hoarding situation in Marshall, Missouri. He proves after dying three times on the Humane Society’s operating table, that he has a greater purpose to serve in his life. Now a certified therapy dog, Marshall carries his messages of Empathy, Perseverance and Forgiveness and has visited more than 370 schools (120,000 students) since the launch of his award winning children’s book in 2012. Not only has his life’s journey inspired a major motion film, Marshall’s Miracle, his messages are sustained through the Marshall Mentor Program, an anti-bullying school program based on Marshall’s cornerstone lessons. 216251
Marshall’s Miracle received the Audience Choice Award for Best Film at the St. Louis International Film Festival. During pre-release, the film was also awarded “Best Family Film” at the Wild Rose Film Festival; the St. Louis Post Dispatch hailed it as the “Best Family Film” in 2014. The Dove Foundation awarded the film “4 out of
5 Doves,” and approved the film for all ages. The film stars Shannon Elizabeth (American Pie), Lauren Holly (NCIS, Dumb and Dumber), Matthew Settle (Gossip Girl, Band of Brothers), and award-winning comedian Bill Chott, as well as Lucas Carroll (The Informant). Trailer http://vimeo. com/108093075
SCSD receives state grant for new energy-saving technology Department of Commerce, Economic Opportunity provide almost $180,000
VILLA PARK — The heart of a wastewater treatment facility is the aeration system. Air is bubbled through fine pore diffusers in aeration tanks. In the aeration tanks, air is used by a culture of bacteria to sustain their metabolic processes, which converts the organic suspended waste found in the sewage into innocuous compounds like carbon dioxide, nitrate, and water. The Salt Creek Sanitary District (SCSD) recently commissioned a new high-speed turbo blower to replace an aged centrifugal blower to provide air to the aeration system. The new turbo blower operates at varying speeds – up to 20,000 rpm -- to meet the air required
by the bacteria to stabilize the waste. SCSD received a grant from the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity in the amount of $179,150 to implement this energy saving technology. The total cost of the project was $312,720.10. The electrical savings resulting from the project will be approximately $40,000 per year resulting in a simple payback of the SCSD cash outlay of three years and four months. The Board and Management of SCSD are committed to the mission of cost effectively protecting the water environment. Members of the Board of Trustees include William P. Dewyer, president; Dennis C. Keating, vice-president; and Raymond E. Hensley, clerk. District Management includes James Listwan, manager; Debbie Seaton, business administrator; Walter E. Deuchler Associates, Inc., consulting engineers; and Robert T. C. Kay, attorney.
Vern and Elaine Magnesen celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on August 13, 2015. Vern and Elaine met in physics class at Austin High School in Chicago in 1948 and have been together ever since. They were married on August 13, 1955 at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Oak Park, Illinois and held their reception at the Chanticleer in Chicago. … They are the proud parents of four children: Larry (Peggy), Scott (Lynn), Linda (Malcolm), and Mark (Sarah). They are the proud grandparents of 14: Eric (Kristen), Michael (Sheena), Robert (Jennifer), Ryan (Jessica), Patrick (Ida), Katy, Kyle, Brett, Caroline, Taylor, Billy, Connor, Kevin, and Kate and the proud great-grandparents of 4: Braelyn, Elsa, Axel, and Brody. All 33 family members were together to celebrate their special day this summer. … Elaine and Vern have lived in Elmhurst for almost 60 years and are active members of Epiphany Lutheran Church. They are both avid readers and Vern keeps active with golf and exercise while Elaine is a longtime member of the Elmhurst Garden Club. They continue to serve as wonderful role models of love and devotion for their entire family.
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POLICE BEAT ELMHURST — 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.
Animal complaint Aug. 16 An officer responded to the 100 block of W. Adelaide at around 1:47 p.m. on the report of a pit bull that was reportedly tied to a railing with no water or shelter. An investigation is pending. Aug. 13 A victim in the 100 block of Addison reported a bat inside the house. She was unaware how long the bat had been there. The bat was captured and transported to the police department to be turned over to DuPage County Animal Control for rabies testing.
Battery Aug. 18 Jacqueline O. Cantoral, 30, of Addison, was arrested in the 700 block of N. York at around 5:06 p.m. Police said a victim stated that Cantoral threw her keys and struck the victim in the face. Cantoral was charged with battery.
Criminal damage/ criminal trespass to property Aug. 18 Damage to city property was reported in the 100 block of W. Park at around 9:26 a.m. Police said a street light was knocked down by unknown means and wires were exposed. Aug. 14-Aug. 17 A complainant in the 100 block of W. First told police that an unknown suspect discharged a wall-mounted fire extinguisher inside the stairwell on the fifth level of a parking deck located in the area. The suspect also damaged the plastic door containing the fire extinguisher. Total loss is estimated at $40. Aug. 12 A complainant told police that at 10 a.m. an unknown suspect and four other unknown individuals caused approximately $500 in damage to the sports court at Elmhurst College’s Faganel Hall. All five individuals were recorded on video ripping up the sport court mats to play basketball. Elmhurst College has agreed to sign complaints, issue no-trespass notices to all suspects and requested $500 restitution for the damage.
Disorderly conduct/ mischievous conduct Aug. 15 Kurt Cortese, 39, of Elmhurst, was arrested near York and Park at around 11:50 p.m. Police said Cortese was found to be highly intoxicated and unable to take care of himself. He was cited for disorderly conduct/public intoxication.
CALL 800-222-TIPS Aug. 11-Aug. 13 The victim, a human resources manager of a company in St. Charles, told police that a potential job candidate send her two nude photographs of himself via text messages. An officer contacted the suspect, who admitted sending the photographs, explaining they were actually meant for another individual and were sent to the victim in error. The officer advised the suspect to cease any contact with the victim, who declined to pursue the matter.
Domestic battery Aug. 14 A 43-year-old Elmhurst man was arrested in the 300 block of E. St. Charles Road at around 12:55 p.m. An officer responded to Elmhurst Hospital for a report of a battery. The officer spoke with the victim, who had visible bruises on her legs and right thumb. The victim told police that the suspect beat her with a broom following an argument. He was charged with two counts of domestic battery.
DUI/Illegal consumption/ possession of alcohol Aug. 17 Patrick W. Shaw, 32, of Elmhurst, was arrested in the 100 block of S. York at around 8:34 p.m. Police received a 9-1-1 call about a reportedly highlyintoxicated person getting into a vehicle outside a local pub and preparing to drive away. A reporting officer located Shaw, the driver, with the keys in the ignition and the engine running. Shaw was found to be highly intoxicated. He was charged with one count of DUI (actual physical control). Aug. 16 An officer responded to a report of a missing person at around 2:06 a.m. A complainant told police that her 16-year-old son had sneaked out of the house. The juvenile was located at his father’s house. (His father was out of town.) Police said the juvenile attempted to run from officers but was apprehended and cited for consumption of alcohol by a minor, possession of tobacco and violation of curfew. Aug. 14 Jason T. Luther, 41, of Elmhurst, was arrested at a liquor store in the 900 block of S. York at around 7:16 p.m. Police said that a reporting police sergeant while on patrol observed Luther exit the liquor store with a bottle and enter his vehicle. The sergeant then observed
Luther open the bottle of liquor and take a sip, according to police. Contact was made with Luther, who police said admitted to drinking some whiskey out of the bottle. He was charged with possession of open liquor in public. The bottle of whiskey was placed into evidence. Aug. 13 Ahmed Thomas, 35, of Carol Stream, was arrested near Route 83 and North Avenue at around 2:22 a.m. Subsequent to a traffic stop, police said Thomas was found to be DUI and driving while license suspended for DUI. He was charged with aggravated DUI, possession of cannabis, driving while license suspended and improper lane usage.
Harassment Aug. 16-Aug. 17 A victim in the 200 block of N. Myrtle told police that after breaking up with the suspect, she constantly would call and text-message him and his friends to talk. The victim changed his phone number and is now receiving prank phone calls from a phone application. A reporting officer attempted to contact the suspect but received no answer.
Obstruction Aug. 16 Lavita Boyles, 39, of Addison, and Dantrell Jackson, 22, of Chicago, were arrested near Grand and Lake at around 8:50 p.m. Subsequent to a traffic stop, police said Boyles was found to have a suspended driver’s license and an original arrest warrant out of the Rockford Police Department on a charge of failure to register as a violent offender against youth. Jackson, a passenger in the vehicle, provided a false name and false birth date, according to police. His true identity was discovered, and police said he was found to be wanted on two active no-bond warrants out of Cook County on original charges of manufacturing/delivery of heroin. Boyles was cited for driving while license suspended, no insurance and no seat belt. Jackson was charged with obstructing identification and no seat belt.
Possession of cannabis/drug paraphernalia/controlled substance/tobacco Aug. 18 Amanda Schulz, 25, of Elmhurst, was arrested near York and Fremont at around 9:41 p.m. Subsequent to a traffic stop, police said Schultz was found to be in possession of cannabis. She was charged with possession of cannabis. Aug. 14 David Jackson, 34, of Coal Grove, Ohio, and Shane Lyons, 36, of Houston, Texas, were arrested near York and Lane at around 8:46 p.m. Subsequent to a traffic stop, police said Jackson, a passenger in the vehicle, was found to be in possession of cannabis and Lyons, the driver, was found to have a valid extraditable warrant out of Kentucky for a parole violation. Jackson was cited
for possession of cannabis; Lyons was charged with obstructing identification, being a fugitive from justice, no valid driver’s license and failure to signal.
Theft/attempted theft/ identity theft/fraud/ forgery/deceptive practice/obstruction/ robbery
Aug. 19 • A victim in the 600 block of N. York Road told police that on Aug. 17 she sent laptop computers to a suspect with an address in Brooklyn, N.Y. The next day, the victim shipped an envelope full of “manuals” to the suspect. The victim informed police she was sending these items for taxes on a “prize” she would be receiving. An investigation is pending. • A victim in the 400 block of N. York who is an employee at a local store told police he placed his work backpack next to his vehicle. The victim then went back into the store to tell the owner he was leaving, and when he returned the backpack was missing. Aug. 18 • A victim in the 100 block of E. Schiller St. told police he is a contracted employee who was painting at a local apartment complex. He placed his backpack in the parking garage like he always does, and when he returned to check on it, someone had taken it. • Theft was reported in the 700 block of Kearsage at around 2:07 p.m. A victim arranged for a USPS parcel pickup and left the parcel on the front porch of his house to be picked up at 10:30 a.m. At 1:50 p.m., the mail carrier rang the bell and asked the victim where his package was. The area was checked with no results. • A victim who is a clerk at a local store in the 200 block of E. Butterfield told police that three individuals came into the store and attempted to cash a lottery ticket. The clerk noticed that the ticket was from Minnesota and when she turned, she noticed one of the suspects took a pack of cigarettes and ran out of the store. The suspect who reportedly ran out with the cigarettes is described as an Hispanic male, around 20 years old, 5’8”, medium build with black, shaggy hair, brown eyes, a moustache and medium skin tone. There were no descriptions for the other two suspects. Aug. 17-Aug.18 Burglary to a motor vehicle was reported in the 300 block of S. West Ave. at around 9:07 a.m. The victim’s vehicle was towed for not displaying a proper parking pass. When the victim picked up her vehicle, she reported that a black bag containing jewelry worth approximately $3,298 and softball items were missing. Aug. 17 A complainant at a local rental store in the 1000 block of S. Route 83 told police that a suspect attempted to rent a Wacker Vibra Plate valued at $1,975.
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OBITUARIES Stephanie ‘Sally’ Stezowski, 91
Jayne R. Kindl, 80
ELMHURST — Stephanie “Sally” Stezowski nee Koldras, of Elmhurst, passed away recently at the age of 91. Beloved wife of the late Clarence Joseph; mother of Judy, Robert Joseph (Anne Marie) and Richard (Karen); grandmother of Michael Pettinger, Anne Pettinger, Margaret Anne, Clara, Alexander, William and the late Veronica Anne; sister of Charlotte Kopec, Bernice Sysko and Edwin Koldras. Longtime member of the Polish American Cultural Club. Visitation to be held at Ahlgrim Funeral Home, 567 S. Spring Rd., Elmhurst, on Friday, August 28, 2015, from 4-8 p.m. Prayers at 9 a.m. Saturday, August 29 at the funeral home going to Visitation Church. Mass at 9:30 a.m. Interment Queen of Heaven Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, Memorials will be appreciated for Hines Hospice, 5000 S. 5th Ave., Hines, 60141; or the charity of your choice. Arrangements provided by Ahlgrim Funeral Home. Call (630) 834-3515 or visit ahlgrim.com for more information.
Jayne R. Kindl, of Addison, formerly of Elmhurst, passed away recently at the age of 80. Beloved wife of the late Joseph M. Kindl; loving mother of Jill (David) Bohm; cherished grandmother of David and Ryane; dear daughter of the late John and Marion Norman; sister of Richard (the late Jeannine) Norman, David (the late Carma) Norman, Marion (Ron) Waldschmidt and the late William Norman, Nancy Norman and James Norman; sister-in-law of Shirley Norman and Catherine Norman; aunt of many nieces and nephews. Jayne loved the Lord, her family and friends. Her grandchildren were her greatest treasures. Funeral services were held on Saturday, August 22, 2015, at the funeral home. Interment Arlington Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials would be appreciated to Epilepsy Foundation; or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Arrangements provided by Ahlgrim Funeral Home. Call (630) 834-3515 or visit ahlgrim.com for more information.
Civics education returns to high schools ELMHURST — On August 21, civics became law in the Land of Lincoln. A standalone civics semester will be required at all Illinois public high schools, starting with the Class of 2020. The Citizen Advocacy Center (CAC), located in Elmhurst, has been a tenacious advocate for bringing civics back to Illinois public schools and played a role in its successful outcome. “Civic education is core to the work of CAC as community lawyers routinely answer basic information about the structure and function of government,” said CAC Executive Director Maryam Judar. “In addition, CAC community lawyers have worked with schools for over two decades to help teachers convert classrooms and communities into civic labs. “On behalf of CAC, I would like to acknowledge the partners and collaborators who played a leading role in the effort to bring civics back to Illinois public high schools.” DuPage County Regional Superintendent Darlene Ruscitti has been a longtime advocate for civic
education through supporting civic efforts throughout DuPage County, including the convening of two countywide Civic Summits for high school students and advocating for the passage of the “Year of Civic Engagement” Resolution by the DuPage County Board. Former Attorney General Jim Ryan who established the Center for Civic Leadership at Benedictine University, is a vocal advocate for civic education of youth, and was pivotal in the creation of Illinois’ Legislative Task Force on Civic Education charged with assessing the current state of civics in Illinois. Shawn Healy, Civic Learning & Engagement Scholar at the McCormick Foundation and Chair of both the Task Force and the Illinois Civic Mission Coalition, is a champion for high quality civic education for all Illinois students, the promotion of the Democracy Schools program, and has been indefatigable in his efforts to strengthen civic education. For more information, visit CitizenAdvocacyCenter.org.
Continued from page 6 When the complainant ran the suspect’s credit card for the $500 deposit, it was declined. The suspect then entered a maroon-colored van and left the scene. Once the suspect left, the complainant remembered that he received an email from a rental company in Chicago to be on the lookout for the same suspect who stole a sod cutter. Aug. 16 • Perla Godoy-Caleriano, 41, of Bensenville, was arrested at a store in the 200 block of S. Route 83 at around 2:33 p.m. A victim accidentally left some items she had purchased in the store’s parking lot. When the victim returned for the items, police said a witness stated that he observed Godoy-Caleriano take the items and load them into her vehicle. Contact was made with the suspect, who was charged with theft of lost/ mislaid property. • Fraud was reported at a food store in the 600 block of N. York at around 5:43 p.m. A victim told police that he accidentally left his wallet in a shopping cart after loading groceries into his vehicle. When the victim noticed his wallet was missing, he returned inside the store and couldn’t locate his wallet. When the victim contacted his bank, he was advised of one unauthorized transaction. Aug. 15 • Richard Coleman, 57, of Wheaton, was arrested in the 100 block of W. First St. at around 7:36 p.m. A victim told
police that while at the train depot, he had set his iPhone 6 on the ground next to his camera equipment so he could take pictures of a passing train. When he went to retrieve the phone, it was missing. The victim used another phone to call his, and it rang while in Coleman’s pocket, according to police. Coleman was charged with theft and for violation of the Railroad Intoxicating Liquor Act. • Police responded to a department store in the 200 block of S. Route 83 at around 5:09 p.m. The store reported that an employee was given a counterfeit $100 bill by a suspect, described as a black male, about 25 years old, wearing a black flat brim hat, a red Nike “Just Do It” T-shirt, black pants and black Nike shoes. The employee gave the suspect change. A second suspect, described as a black male, approximately 20 years old wearing a white T-shirt, black shorts, a silver watch and work boots, then grabbed the merchandise and the change ($66.43) and left the store. During the investigation, an officer was advised that a food store in the same area had a similar occurrence. In this instance, an employee contacted a supervisor at the checkout counter because the store’s counterfeit pen showed a $100 bill to be counterfeit. According to police, the suspect who also attempted to give the food store a counterfeit $100 bill is the same suspect who
attempted to give the department store a counterfeit $100 bill. The suspect was advised by the food store that the bill was counterfeit; he became upset and left the store. There were a total of three suspects (there was no description of the third suspect) that left the area in gray vehicle. An investigation is pending. • Police said three black male suspects were observed exiting a food store in the 900 block of S. York at around 1:24 a.m. with three red baskets filled with grocery items. It is unknown what was taken at this time. The area was checked for the suspects with no results. An investigation is pending. • Police responded to a theft that had just occurred in the parking lot of a food store in the 200 block of S. Route 83 at around 1 p.m. A victim told police that while he was changing a flat tire in the parking lot, a vehicle with no registration plates occupied by two Hispanic males pulled up behind him. One of the suspects got out of the vehicle and stole his briefcase from his open trunk. The briefcase contained a point of sale computer system. The vehicle left the scene southbound on Route 83. Aug. 13 • Forgery was reported at a store in the 300 block of S. Route 83 at around 7:01 p.m. Police said Yasmani GranjaQuijada, 28, and Ernesto Aguilera, 29, both of Miami, Fla., had attempted to make a fraud-
ulent transaction in the amount of $400. They were located and found to be in possession of several counterfeit credit cards and fraudulent IDs, according to police. Both were charged with unlawful possession of altered or counterfeit credit card and possession of a fictitious or unlawfully altered card. • A victim in the 300 block of W. Fremont told police that he has been using an online computer cleaning service for approximately one year. The victim stated that an unknown male from the service called his house and stated that the service’s system crashed and they would refund his $1,000 for services rendered, but they would need his bank account information. The victim was then informed that they sent too much money and he would need to send back $800 through Money Gram. The total amount lost was $809.50. July 19 A victim in the 100 block of N. Evergreen and his mother came to the police department, and told police that the victim’s father—the woman’s exhusband—convinced the victim to open up a credit card to work on his credit score. The victim opened the card on the above date, but never received it. The victim received a statement from the credit card company for $651.33, which the victim said he didn’t charge. They believe the victim’s father took the card.
Aug. 19 Omar O. Moreno, 21, of Wood Dale, was arrested near Church and Lake at around 7:35 p.m. Subsequent to a traffic stop, police said Moreno was found to have an active failure to appear warrant out of DuPage County for possession of cannabis. In addition, he was charged with an expired driver’s license, failure to signal and no insurance.
Aug. 13 • Robert Dilla, 57, of Bellwood, was arrested near York and Crestview at around 11:41 a.m. Police said an officer stopped the suspect’s vehicle for a license plate violation, and a license check showed registration was suspended for a tollway violation. According to police, a name check showed Dilla to have a suspended Illinois license and also was wanted on a warrant by the DuPage County Sheriff for contempt of court. He was additionally charged with an expired registration, driving while license suspended, suspended registration and no insurance. • Karyn Flynn, 47, of Addison, was arrested at an extended stay facility in the 500 block of W. Grand Ave. at around 8:51 p.m. Police said Flynn was found to be wanted on two failure to appear warrants— one out of DuPage County and the other out of Elk Grove Village.
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Pesky First Amendment cuts both ways
here has been a great deal of controversy during the past few weeks over a piece published by The Independent written by columnist Leslie Leader, in which she offended a great number of people, primarily for having called them “complainers.” Numerous people wrote to the publisher, flabbergasted that we would publish such a thing. One person referred to Leslie as though she were a news reporter, which is not the case – she is a columnist on the Viewpoint page. Many letters were published, others appeared on our website, (theindependentnewspapers.com), still others simply wanted Leslie to know how they felt, not necessarily publish their comments to the public. Let me point out that the Viewpoint page is just that – a person’s “Viewpoint.” It’s one of the foundations of our nation’s First Amendment, which guarantees freedom of speech and freedom of the
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Editor press. It was a key component of the standards set forth at the beginning of this country we call America by our Founding Fathers. The point is, the Viewpoint page is not news, it is opinion. It is the page where people can say virtually whatever they wish, provided it is not slanderous. Therefore, all of Leslie’s columns are her opinion, her point of view, her Viewpoint, hence they do not contain factual news per se, just her thoughts on various topics. Truth is, we LIKE to receive
letters because it means people out there are not only reading but also thinking. A “big response” to an issue in the paper may generate three or four letters – yes, that’s considered a big response – however, this issue brought more than 20. As far as those who were offended by her use of the word “complainers,” I understand how that may have bothered people and why some were calling for an apology from her and/or from us, the newspaper. However, no one need apologize for an opinion. There are many jokes about opinions, such as, “When I want your opinion, I’ll tell you what it is,” or “I appreciate your opinion, even though it’s wrong.” The joke is, there’s really no such thing as a “wrong” or “bad” opinion. It follows that you can offer any opinion you wish in this country (again, as long as it is not slanderous) without fear of reprisal. (It should be noted there
Vietnam Wall site to be renovated, made more visible, vets say
lmost 27 years ago, September 8-14, 1988, a miracle occurred right here in the City of Elmhurst! A coalition of veterans organizations along with the Elmhurst Park District, the City of Elmhurst, and many concerned citizens, came together to bring the half-scale model of “The Moving Wall” to Wilder Park. It was a half-scale model of the Vietnam Memorial Wall in Washington, DC. The purpose for bringing it to Elmhurst was to honor the 14 young men from Elmhurst, who had fought and died in service to our country during a long and bitter struggle in southeast Asia. What actually happened was more than we could have imagined. Many tears were shed, many friendships were formed, and, for many friends and family of these 14 and so many others, closure was found. Teachers brought their Elementary School classes to let them experience some history
and discovered that some of their students had family members who had served and that some of those names were on that Wall. Many of these young students are now raising their own children here in Elmhurst and some have gone on to serve this country during more recent conflicts. We thank them for their service! When the visit of “The Wall” ended, and all bills were paid, there was still some money left over, so it was decided to use that money to erect a monument in Wilder Park. Through the generosity of the family of one of these heroes, a tree was planted at the exact location of the apex of the panels. Then a Memorial Plaque was set, flush with ground in front of the tree. Now some 27 years later, the beautiful Ginko tree has become a stately specimen, overlooking a weathered and somewhat worn, scratched, and nicked up, but no less meaningful memorial.
It is our intention to provide and install a granite base that would raise this plaque approximately 30” above the ground so that it can be seen from a distance and bring visitors to it. There are costs associated with this effort, of course, and some funds have already been raised. Our goal is to raise $10,025, which is the total actual cost of this work. We also want to have this work completed so that there can be a re-dedication of this monument on Veteran’s Day, November 11, 2015. Also, the monument company needs about eight to 10 weeks to complete the work. Please help us to get this done! Donations may be sent to the Elmhurst American Legion, for the benefit of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Rehabilitation. Thank you! Kevin Caulkins George McGuire THB Post 187 American Legion Elmhurst
was a mistake in the column – Leslie’s column indicated that only 18 people had attended the meeting in question when in fact, it was a packed house -- 18 was the number of people spoke during public forum.) It often boils down to how things are said, versus what is said. I’ve said on these pages before – you can’t legislate common courtesy. Maybe that’s what it was – a lack of common courtesy. It seems people were more upset about being called “complainers” than anything else. Just remember the old say-
ing, “While I may disagree with your point, I will defend to the death your right to say it.” While a columnist may be able to say anything she wishes, even if it is offensive, only in America does a citizen have a right to write his or her own opinion back to the writer – and have it published as well. So I may be able say anything I want about you – as long as it’s my opinion (and it’s not slanderous) – but then you can turn around and say anything you want about me. It cuts both ways. Pesky amendment.
Why is it? Things that make you say hmmm
e live in a quirky, weird, sideways, upside-down world where some things just don‘t make sense – or they make too much sense to be sensible. As humans we often perpetuate the nonsense. We accept things for what they are and go about our business without question. But sometimes I wonder. About small things. Big things. Random things like: Why do cats have to race you up the stairs? They can come out of nowhere just to get one step ahead of you. Sometimes my cats pause to let me nearly catch up before bounding upwards to beat me. Again. When shopping online why are we required to put certain items in our cart in order to see their price while other items have their prices posted prominently? If it’s a seedless watermelon, what did it grow from? Why do we call them red cabbage and red onions when it’s obvious they are purple? Red grapes are more burgundy than red. Purple potatoes are actually purple – score one for the spuds. When the batteries on the TV remote go dead why do we continue to press the power button over and over hoping they will suddenly come to life? The same phenomenon occurs when our cell phone loses its charge. Ditto that for the computer mouse. Change the AAs,
Jill Pertler SLICES OF LIFE
already! Have you ever noticed that abbreviated is an awfully long word? And big is not? Other words are worth contemplating – phonetically speaking. Gynecologist is a doctor for women. Hysterectomy is a procedure performed solely on women. Hershey is word made up of two female pronouns coming together to make chocolate. I guess that last one makes perfect sense. In the same vein, if words like “he” and “she” are pronouns, does that also make them anti-verbs? Why do we call it the funny bone when bumping it is certainly no laughing matter? When I am driving somewhere and get lost why do I turn the radio off thinking it will help me find my destination? Why do people drive around in convertibles with the top down, but the windows up? Do they call it falling asleep because of the falling dream
See SLICES OF LIFE, Page 16
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Chamber to present ‘Good Works’ award to DiCianni Networking on the 9’s tees off Friday, Aug. 28
ELMHURST — Peter “Pete” DiCianni of Elmhurst will be honored as the 2015 recipient of the Elmhurst Chamber of Commerce & Industry’s Good Works Award presented during the luncheon at the Chamber’s 67th Annual Golf Outing held at Sugar Creek Golf Course in Villa Park on Friday, August 28. The 16th Good Works Award recipient, DiCianni is president and CEO of DiCianni Graphics in Addison, the creativeprinting-marketing firm that he founded in 1985 and a Chamber member since 2000. The award is being given to DiCianni “for his contributions to the betterment of the Elmhurst business community through 15 years of support for the Elmhurst Chamber of Commerce and Industry, including two terms as Board of Directors member, his public service as Mayor of Elmhurst and District 2 member on the DuPage County Board, his charitable and philanthropic work with numerous not-for-profit orga-
nizations advocating on behalf of seniors, children and those with disabilities, and his personal and business support of the Chamber Golf Outing.” “Pete has been among the most supportive members during my time at the helm of the Elmhurst Chamber as an individual, as a businessman, as a community activist and as an elected official,” said John Quigley, Chamber President and CEO. “Pete does his own brand of marketing,” said Dee Longfellow, current Chairman of the Board of ECCI. “Some people think he just does the printing for organizations, but he does much more behind the scenes, including at the Chamber. His efforts make a real difference.” Presented annually at the Chamber Golf Outing since 2000, the Good Works Award honors the memory of the late Chamber President, A.J. “Toche” Terrones, who led the Chamber for nearly 10 years until his death the night before the 1999 Golf Outing. DiCianni Graphics has been a major golf outing sponsor for the past 10 years, one of
only three members so committed, and previously worked as a Chamber partner on both the annual Elmhurst Community Directory and biennial Elmhurst Street Map. As Elmhurst’s Mayor from 2009-13, DiCianni supported the City’s partnership with the Chamber to develop and implement the “Got It! in Elmhurst” shop local informational campaign, which debuted in the fall of 2011. DiCianni resigned as Mayor in 2013 to become one of
three County Board members representing District 2, which includes all of Elmhurst. Among his numerous charitable causes are the Elmhurst Children’s Assistance Foundation (ECAF), Metropolitan Family Services of DuPage, Center for Speech and Language Disorders (CSLD) and Ray Graham Association. Past recipients include Chairman of the Board William C. “Bill” Gooch Jr. (2015) of Community Bank of Elmhurst; Attorney Scott Levin of Howard (2013) of Howard and Howard; Chamber Executive Assistant Barb Savage (2012); Cathy Bajkowski (2011) of CB Health Insurance; Office manager/paralegal Julie Miller (2010) of Patrick T. Sheehan & Associates; Longtime Chamber volunteer Ralph Pechanio (2009); Retired banker Frank Vitelli (2008); Former building contractor Paul DeMichele (2007); Chamber Retention Coordinator Jerry Sletten (2006); The mortgage team of Frank Catalano Jr. and Debra Klos-
terman (2005); Retired business executive and Membership Vice President Howard Schreiber (2004); Retired banker John Wartinbee (2003); Then Elmhurst Mayor Thomas D. Marcucci (2002); Entrepreneur Betsy Hanisch (2001); and Tom Coffey (2000) of Electronic Specialty Design. Chamber to host annual open house The Elmhurst Chamber of Commerce & Industry invites members of the business community to drop by the offices on Friday, September 11 at any time during office hours from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. as the Chamber hosts its annual open house. It begins with the monthly Membership Breakfast from 8-9 p.m. and continues all day for anyone who would like to stop in, meet the staff and tour the offices. Find out about the numerous resources available through the Chamber that can benefit your business. Or just stop in to meet the office staff, including students interns who are working on various special projects.
Mayslake courtyard restoration project gets under way Breakfast porch exterior wall repairs also on tap OAK BROOK — Work has begun to restore the rear courtyard and breakfast porch area at the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County’s historic
Mayslake Hall at Mayslake Peabody Estate in Oak Brook. The project will restore the exterior brickwork to a recessed, or “raked,” mortar-
joint finish; replace 21 secondstory windows; repair the chimney, stucco, copper scuppers and downspouts; and replace barge boards. Work began in
early August and should finish by the end of October. The restoration will enhance visitors’ experiences during on-site activities, programs and events and expand indoor and outdoor special event space.
construction and development funds. “We are very grateful for the support of so many individuals who are helping us restore this important part of DuPage County’s history,” said Forest
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Preserve President Joe Cantore. In 1919 Francis Stuyvesant Peabody commissioned renowned Chicago architect Benjamin H. Marshall to design the Tudor Revival-style mansion known today as Mayslake Hall. After his death in 1922, Peabody’s family sold the estate to the Franciscan Order of the Friars Minor, Province of the Sacred Heart and the hall became a retreat house. Over time, the order sold off sections of the estate, eventually selling the last remaining acres, including Mayslake Hall, a friary and the Portiuncula Chapel, to the Forest Preserve District in 1993 after voters approved the purchase by referendum.
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Jack Island receives ECAF’s ‘Friend of the Children’ award Another successful event raising funds for local charity By Dee Longfellow For The Elmhurst Independent
n Friday, August 21, it was an absolutely perfect day outside for golf, especially at White Pines Golf Club in Bensenville, where the Elmhurst Children’s Assistance Foundation (ECAF) held its annual golf outing. In addition to a day on the links, the event served to honor Jack Island, owner of Silverado Grill, who was bestowed ECAF’s “Friend of the Children” award for 2015. After golf and dinner, Master of Ceremonies Michael Burroughs, current president of the ECAF Board of Directors, joined Kevin Diamond and other committee members to present raffle prizes and golf awards. Then Charity Ahlgrim was introduced to present the award to Island. Both have been friends for a long time, even before the beginning of the Silverado Jr. project. The project provides a class at Lincoln School to “lease” the restaurant for one evening and reap the profits. After the first few years of doing it on his own, Jack
all photos by Dee Longfellow
Pictured is the committee responsible for this year’s ECAF Golf Outing and Friend of the Children award presentation. Not only did most golf, but also they helped with the dinner, program and prize awards.
enlisted Charity in her role at Community Bank of Elmhurst who met with the children, reviewed their “business plans” and granted the “loan” for the lease.
Charity Ahlgrim gets a big hug from Jack Island, the 2015 recipient of ECAF’s Friend of the Children award, after introducing him and sharing his accomplishments with the room. Ahlgrim and Island have worked closely for more than 20 years on the Lincoln School “Silverado Jr.” project, during which Island “leases” the restaurant for one night to the students who take over for one night and reap the profits.
“We have to explain words like ‘collateral’ to the students,” Jack said with a laugh. All in all, it was a successful evening and, although it is too early to tabulate the finances,
the Independent will bring the results of the evening’s fundraising in a future issue. ECAF’s next outing will be its 2nd annual Oktoberfest on Thursday, October 8 from
7-11 p.m. at Wilder Mansion. Tickets are $30 per person and guests must be 21 or older to attend. For more information, visit ecaf4kids.org.
Past recipients of ECAF’s Friend of the Children award
Mike LaSpisa is pictured here (left) after winning a raffle prize at the ECAF golf outing held at White Pines golf club on Friday, August 21. LaSpisa is a former president of the ECAF Board of Directors.
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A hungry crowd after golf photos by Dee Longfellow
Former ECAF Board President Steve Weatherford, (left) greets Rich Rosenberg (who then greets The Independent!), who is a former recipient of the Friend of the Children award.
A server at White Pines golf club serves up a portion to a guest at the ECAF Golf Outing held on Friday, August 21. Besides golf and the buffet dinner, the Friend of the Children award was bestowed upon Jack Island, owner of Silverado Grill. (And, by the way, many of the White Pines employees won raffle prizes at the event!)
Community Calendar August 29 - Sept. 6
H Pick of the week H the Elmhurst event NOT TO BE MISSED! Saturday, August 29 Lecture on volcanoes at Lizzadro Museum
From 2-3 p.m. at the Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art, 220 Cottage Hill Ave., geologist Sara Kurth presents an interactive lecture on volcanoes. She will discuss the mechanisms of how volcanoes work and compare different eruption styles. This presentation will focus on recent volcanic eruptions and explore how volcanoes can both positively and negatively affect local and global communities. Hands-on specimens will be available to see and touch. Admission: $5 for adults, $4 for seniors 60-and-over, $3 for students and teens, $2 for children 7-12 and free for children under 7. Info: call 630-833-1616 or go online to: lizzadromuseum.org.
Sunday, Sept. 6 From 2-9 p.m. in the City parking lot at York and Vallette, the Elmhurst Walk-In Ministry will hold its inaugural “Cue for a Cause,” a barbecue competition to benefit EWIM and
its many ministries. Interested participants/teams can find rules and registration forms at elmhurstwalkinministry. org. The deadline to sign up is August 15 and space is limited. The actual event is open to the
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public. Ongoing programs: • Also showing at the Elmhurst Historical Museum is By All Accounts: The Story of Elmhurst. Experience the history of Elmhurst through an innovative new exhibit that takes visitors on a journey of discovery exploring how the city has changed and grown over the past 165 years. Info: elmhursthistory.org or 630833-1457. • A support group for family caregivers of older adults meets the second and fourth Thursdays of every month from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Elmhurst Public Library’s second floor study room. (Not an Elmhurst Library program.) Info: (630) 833-9665. • The Elmhurst American Legion, T.H.B. Post No. 187, hosts a fish fry every Friday night from 6-8:30 p.m. Ribs available first Friday of the month. Musical entertainment follows. Karaoke on the second Friday of each month. Bingo on Wednesdays, starting with Early Birds at 6:45 p.m. Info: americanlegionthb187.org or 630-833-7800.
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Visitation School dedicates new science program Parent donation funds STEM-based St. Albert the Great Curriculum By Jean Lawrence For The Elmhurst Independent
chools throughout the country are upgrading their science programs to reflect the growing importance of STEM – Science, Technology, Engineering and Math – in preparing students for the jobs of the future. Visitation Catholic School is no exception. Five years ago, a group of parents donated the funds to construct a brand new state-of-the-art science lab. And this summer, another Visitation family made a donation that will underwrite significant enhancements to the school’s science program.
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On August 18, Visitation School dedicated a new STEM-based science program with a reception including Fr. Belmonte, Superintendent of Schools for the Diocese of Joliet, Visitation Pastor Fr. Scott Huggins, Visitation Principal Dr. Chris Dransoff, science teacher Mrs. Jackie Osterhout, benefactors Bryan and Stephanie Grane, and the Visitation School Board. Here, Mrs. Osterhout (center) demonstrates a concept she learned at Fermilab training to (from left) Mr. Grane, Dr. Dransoff, Fr. Huggins and Fr. Belmonte. The program is named for St. Albert the Great, patron saint of science.
in the science lab. Fr. Belmonte, superintendent of the Diocese of Joliet attended, — Bryan Grane along with Visitation pastor Fr. Scott Huggins, the Granes, Stephanie and Bryan Grane, Dr. Dransoff, science teacher parents of three, approached Jackie Osterhout and members of the Visitation School Visitation Principal Dr. Chris Board. Dransoff with an offer to make The program began with a donation that would make a a blessing and Gospel readdifference to the school. ing from Fr. Huggins. Mrs. “Education is important Osterhout then explained key to us,” Stephanie said. “Dr. components of the new proDransoff introduced us to gram. Dr. Dransoff concluded the STEM project as an idea. by thanking the Granes and Bryan and I aren’t educators offering refreshments. so we looked to him for direcFr. Belmonte noted that tion and decided to support the Diocese of Joliet has the STEM. We see a lot of poten- 22nd largest Catholic school tial for Visitation to be a lead- system in the country, with er. There are choices of where 21,500 students educated in to send your kids in Elmhurst 47 parish elementary schools and we see Vis as a school and two high schools. that people look to.” “The science program is “We gave our support typically one of the programs because we believe in the mis- in Catholic schools that needs sion of the school and want to support from outside benefacsee it excel,” Bryan added. tors so it’s great to see people On August 18, the school step up,” he said. “This new celebrated the new program program at Visitation can be with a special dedication a great leadership example,
}Education is important to us. We see a lot of
potential for Visitation to be a leader. There are choices of where to send your kids in Elmhurst and we see Vis as a school that people look to.”— Stephanie Grane including feeding into Catholic high schools.” Named the St. Albert the Great Science Program, the curriculum honors the patron saint of science and reflects his reputation as one of the Catholic Church’s great intellectuals. The 13th century friar and bishop was a renowned scientist and researcher who wrote extensively about physics, math, astronomy, biology, chemistry and theology. Mrs. Osterhout participated in extensive training over the summer to launch the program. “Science education has moved beyond acquiring
knowledge to applying and integrating scientific principals with math and engineering,” she explained. “Our program focuses on real world issues, problem solving, collaboration and creativity. For example, we have a unit designed by Fermilab that is an environmental study on prairie restoration and includes the opportunity for students to go to Fermilab.” Visitation students in grades 6-8 will use a new digital curriculum called STEMScopes that is aligned with next generation science standards. And the annual school-wide science fair, a long-standing
tradition, will continue its focus on the scientific method while incorporating engineering and design concepts with an emphasis on teamwork. Dr. Dransoff concluded the program. “We are excited about significant upgrades we’ve made to our 6th to 8th grade science program at Visitation which will integrate more math and technology and incorporate engineering design concepts. These changes which will continue to develop over the next two years will better prepare students for the study of rigorous science in high school and beyond.”
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Pictured here is the Vacation Bible School’s Service Squad, which included 47 sixth- through eighth-graders who spent each morning on mini-mission projects to help others.
The (G) Force is with Vacation Bible School ELMHURST — Although summer has ended for many Elmhurst kids with the beginning of school, one group has especially happy memories of their experiences earlier in the summer when they attended Vacation Bible School. On June 15-18, First Congregational United Church of Christ, St. Peter’s United Church of Christ, First United Methodist Church, and Bethel United Church of Christ joined forces for their annual VBS, held at St. Peter’s. This year’s theme was G-Force. Kindergarten through fifthgrade students enjoyed a week at St. Peter’s filled with Bible stories, crafts, songs, other activities and new friends, putting the love of Jesus into action. Middle school students were part of the VBS annual Service Squad. Forty-seven enthusiastic sixth- through eighth-graders worked and played hard, spending each morning on mini-mission projects to help others. In those short sessions they made a big impact
on their local community and beyond. This enthusiastic group cleaned and organized closets at the Ray Graham Center in Elmhurst; packed 2,308 meals for families at Northern Illinois Food Bank; collected $262 worth of quarters for Feed My Starving Children; packed enough meals for 78 children in the Dominican Republic for an entire year; and donated $100 for a care package to send to Chris Steahly, an Elmhurst resident stationed in Kuwait. (Chris has enjoyed good running socks, lots of Gatorade chews, Pringles, and much more.) A special thanks goes to local police officer Joan Velez for speaking to the Service Squad about what serving her community and country means to her. Everyone appreciated her thoughtful words and the time she spent with them. Service Squad has grown over the years “We have so many wonderful families in this community. Parents encourage their kids
to help others and make a real difference,” said Jenny Pozen, one of the Service Squad coordinators. “One interesting development I never imagined is how the adult volunteers have grown with us over the years. In the beginning only adults from our four churches were active in this group; now I see volunteers from all over our community. “It is wonderful to see. Just yesterday I had an email from a volunteer from another church in town wanting to put Service Squad on her calendar for 2016--that made me smile. This has become an amazing experience bringing our community together, and I have been fortunate to be a part of it.” Each year Vacation Bible School chooses a mission to support throughout the week. This year’s effort was to collect used children’s books for Bernie’s Book Bank. This local organization collects new and gently-used books, sorts them into six age-appropriate and leveled collections, and delivers them
UPCOMING PARK DISTRICT EVENTS ELMHURST — The following events and programs are taking place at the Elmhurst Park District. For more information, go online to: epd.org or call the phone number listed with each event. Practical self-defense for adults and seniors Learn simple, effective techniques against the most common unarmed attacks, as well as how to defend yourself with a stick or cane. This is a low-impact class designed for adults and seniors who are new to self-defense. Students with physical limitations will receive individual instruction on alternate self-
defense options. The instructor is a practicing attorney with over 20 years’ experience in Kenpo Karate, Krav Maga and Escrima, and will also address the legal ramifications of using self-defense. Class is held from 6-7 p.m. Wednesdays, Sept. 9-23 at the Wagner Community Center. Fee is $15 for residents, $20 for non-residents. For more information or to register, call Wagner Community Center at (630) 993-8901. Improve your photography skills Decode the language of photography with Photography I, an introductory course in 35
mm or digital single lens reflex (SLR) photography designed for beginners who want to expand their camera knowledge. Participants will learn about proper exposure, action photos, depth of field, camera parts, use of flash and much more. Participants must bring a 35 mm camera that will work in the manual mode along with film or a digital SLR. Class takes place from 10-11:30 a.m. Saturdays, Sept. 12 through Oct. 3 at theWagner Community Center. Fee is $65 for residents and $81 for non-residents. Ages 16 and older. For more information or to register, call (630) 993-8900.
directly into the hands of lowincome children who have no books of their own. This year VBS families donated nearly 500 books to share the joy of reading with other children. Making VBS possible for all the children and youth who attended were adult and teen volunteers from St.Peter’s UCC, Bethel UCC, First United Methodist Church, First
Congregational UCC, and several other area churches. Service Squad coordinators were Betsy Aldred, St. Peter’s; Lisa Rogers, First Methodist; and Jenny Pozen, Bethel. Coordinating the K-5 program were Karen King, St. Peter’s; Ruth Zervas, First United Methodist; and Martha Mendoza, First Congregational.
York classes plan reunions According to a release from York High School, several reunions are planned over the course of the fall. Information is below: Class of 1950 (65th) Sept. 16, 2015 Mack’s Gold Pheasant for Lunch at Noon No RSVP Required Class of 1955 (60th) August 30, 2015 Larry Larkin’s Home Lake Geneva 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Picnic Lunch 1-3 p.m. $25 pp by August 24 Website: www.york1955.com Contact: york1955@ genevaonline.com Class of 1958 (57th) 57th Reunion – 75th Birthday Bash Sept. 26, 2015, at 6 p.m. Angelo’s Restaurante $32 pp Contact: patriciastefanski@ sbcglobal.net Class of 1960 (55th) September 25 to 27 Mixer on Friday Night/ Dinner Dance on Saturday Hyatt Lodge – Oak Brook Website: yorkwillowbrook1960.org/
Class of the 70s Group Sept. 18, 2015 Fitz’s Spare Keys 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. $10 at door includes hors d’oeuvres/soft drinks Cash bar Website: classof the70sgroup.org/
Class of 1975 (40th) Sept. 19, 2015 6 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Angelo’s Ristorante Buffet Dinner 7 p.m. $38 pp Website: york1975.com RSVP: york1975.com/rsvp Class of 1985 (30th) Sept. 19, 2015 8-10 p.m. Dinner at HB Jones $55 pp Reservations due Sept. 1 Contact: cathyarmstrong20@ gmail.com or YHS85Reunion@ gmail.com Class of 1995 (20th) Sept. 25, 5-8 p.m. Noon Whistle Brewing, Lombard Sept. 26 at 10 a.m. Tour of York High School Family Picnic Salt Creek Park – 12-2 p.m. Dave and Buster’s in Addison – 7-10 p.m. Contact: Facebook York High School Class of 1995
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that sometimes accompanies the going to sleep process? Is it true you would die if you landed (in your dream) or is that just one of those urban myths? Who makes up all the urban myths and why aren’t they ever rural truths? Is it possible to eat charred chard? Or chilly chili? Shrimpy shrimp? If words made sense, hamburger would be made of ham and a hot dog would be made of… Never mind. Shouldn’t a pair of pants be two of something? Why is it always just one shoe (or boot) lying in the mid-
dle of the road, but we never see the person who is walking around with the other one? Every few years we are required to renew our driver’s license. Anyone besides me keep the old ones around lying in the junk drawer – just because? Every so often I glance through them to see how much I used to weigh. Why is it? I wish I could tell you. Some things deny explanation. It’s at the core of the human paradigm; we assume logic in an illogical world. Sort of like my cat. Who won’t come when she’s called but will race me up the stairs every time. Go figure.
Friday, August 28 • 3-5 p.m. • Let’s Play: Super Smash Brothers: Drop-in and play Super Smash Brothers with us as part of our Let’s Play Series. B.Y.O.C. (Bring your own controller) No registration; drop in! Friday, August 28 • 7-9 p.m. • Kid & Teen Film Fest: Screen your short films at this fun program, showcasing the best of Elmhurst’s young filmmakers. Submit films (shorter than 10 minutes) by August 17. (Grades 3-12) Tuesday, Sept. 1 • 6:30-8:30 p.m. • In Stitches: Knitters, crocheters, and needlework enthusiasts of all levels: bring a project to work on, get answers to your questions, and have fun! No registration required. Tuesday, Sept. 1 • 7-8 p.m. • Mollie’s War: Based on over 350 letters of her mother’s correspondence sent home dur-
ing WW II, author Cyndee Schaffer shares the touching story of the women who served in the military as part of the Women’s Army Corps. Register online, in person, or by phone. Thursday, Sept. 3 • 2-3 p.m. • Family Caregiving 101 This six-week series features tips, techniques, and resources for caregivers of older adults. Presented by Metropolitan Family Services. 9/3: Overview of Tools and Resources Full session info at elmlib.org/caregiver Register online, in person, or by phone. Friday, Sept. 4 • 12-1 p.m. • Wine Club (Age 21+) Learn about and discuss wine with other aficionados. No registration required. For more information, call 630-279-8696 or visit elmhurstpubliclibrary.org.
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Elmhurst Travelers Football Club holds reunion at Historical Museum Brings forth memories of a storied football legacy
By Dee Longfellow For The Elmhurst Independent
ost of them had a day job in the working world doing something other than their beloved sport. But after work at weeknight practices and on weekends, they were something more: they were semi-pro football players. Some were former high school, college and even NFL players. They all shared a love of football and a passion to play the competitive, hardhitting sport. It was the Elmhurst Travelers semi-pro football team, whose players huddled up once again recently for a reunion held at the Elmhurst Historical Museum. The Independent got to meet the spawn of its founder. Jim Kulton says he was born in the summer of 1937 and, with no air conditioning and the windows open, it was easy to hear the announcement coming from the loudspeaker at the game throughout the neighborhood, perhaps throughout the town. “Coach Kulton has a new baby boy!” George Kulton, Jim’s father,
joined his friends Lawton Davis and Mickey Hild right after high school graduation from York in 1927. The three men solicited local businesses for funds and managed to raise $120 – quite a bit in pre-Great Depression-1927 (in fact, $1645.78 in 2015 dollars) – and found 18 players to form the Elmhurst Travelers Football Team. Wes Perry was the first coach for five years, followed by Al Reed from Elmhurst College who coached for four. At that time, George Kulton decided to retire from playing and take over coaching. The team played at the lumberyard field, the Lake Street field, East End Park, Fenton High School, York High School, and finally Arlington Heights. It had a freelance schedule up until 1950, when it was finally able to join the BiState League, followed by the Tri-State League and eventually, the Central States League – or some might argue, the Big Leagues. In the regional semi-pro football league, the Travelers faced teams from Chicago, Aurora, and southern Wisconsin. They became known as tough competitors and had an impressive record over the course of 38 playing seasons with 292 wins, 80 losses and 30 ties. Known to “win at all costs,” the team went undefeated for 11 sea-
sons; three seasons they were not only undefeated, but also had no tie games. They played from 1927 to 1967, except for the years of 1943,’44, and ’45, when they “took a break” for World War II. George was eventually inducted into the Semipro Football Hall of Fame in Mobile, Ala. George Kulton also formed a 16-inch softball team in Elmhurst called the Stone Crushers, named for the quarry. That team went to 14 championships in its 20 years. Son Jim Kulton grew up in Elmhurst, born in 1937, he attended Hawthorne, Sandburg Middle School (called Elmhurst Junior High back then when there was only one). After York High School, he went to Elmhurst College where he finished in 1962 before going into the armed services during the Vietnam War era. Upon return, he started at B. A. Railton in 1965, then took a position at Entenmann’s Bakery located right in Elmhurst. (It has since closed.) The Independent asked Jim Kulton if any of the players ever went on to play pro football. “No, this league was at the other end of your career,” he said with a laugh. “We didn’t get players on their way up to the pros, we got them on their way back down!”
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ELMHURST — The Center for Speech and Language Disorders’ 3rd annual Talkie Trot 5K Run/Walk will be held in Elmhurst on September 13. Come join us at a fun-filled, family friendly event. Following the 5K Run/Walk is the Kids’ Dash for our young K thru 8 participants. Moon jump, choo-choo-train and a featured performance by the Jesse White Tumblers will highlight the event. An After party follows which includes a live band, raffle and food for purchase at HB Jones. Every participant will receive an official walk t-shirt and goodie bag. Talkie Trot 5K Run/Walk, sponsored by the CSLD, will raise funds to help children and young adults on the autism spectrum and with other speech disorders reach their full potential. Registration is available in 3 ways. Pick- up registration brochure at CSLD’s main office at 310-D S. Main St. in Lombard; register on-line at www. talkietrot.org or csld.org; or call 630- 652-0200, ext. 104. Registration forms can be dropped off at Fleet Feet, Olympia Chiropractic & Physical Therapy, or at CSLD’s main office.
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ELMHURST — Bethel United Church of Christ invites the community to join members and friends for the opening of its new Welcome Center on Saturday, September 19. The official ribbon cutting with special guests will take place at 4 p.m., followed by an open house until 5:30 p.m. Light refreshments will be served and music will be provided by the York High School Jazz Combo. Those attending can see the new fellowship space and renovations that have been made to the existing church building and grounds, and talk with church members who have been involved in numerous ways in the fundraising, planning and building process. On Sunday, September 20, the Bethel congregation will formally dedicate its new Welcome Center during a festive morning worship service at 10 a.m. Bethel Senior Minister, Rev. Gretchen Sylvester will lead worship with music provided by the Bethel voice choir. Following worship, the congregation will process to the Welcome Center to enjoy a celebratory coffee hour in its new space. Construction of the center,
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Quigley visits Elmhurst Fire Department Federally-funded breathing apparatus could save firefighters’ lives
Congressman Mike Quigley (IL-5th) (right) receives a demonstration on the new breathing apparatuses that were purchased through federal funds passed by Quigley in his role on the Congressional Appropriations Committee. He was especially concerned when he learned that the equipment used by the Elmhurst Fire Department was old and outdated, frequently malfunctions or causes other problems, including illness.
By Dee Longfellow For The Elmhurst Independent
n the July 30 issue of the Elmhurst Independent, it was reported that U.S. Representative Mike Quigley had helped move funding through the U.S. House Appropriations Committee for updated breathing apparatuses for Elmhurst firefighters. Reports claim that the carcinogens that a firefighter might breathe inside a burning building can be as dangerous as those inhaled by a pack-a-day smoker over a period of 30 years. These statistics were reported by the United States Fire Administration (USFA), quoting from a study conducted by the TriData Division of System Planning Corporation in response to the high number of cancers diagnosed in firefighters. “…If you happen to go to a fire that requires you to wear a breathing apparatus, you’re still not fully protected,” Quigley told the Independent in an interview. “… The equipment they are currently using [at the Elmhurst Fire Department] is old and outdated, it frequently malfunctions or causes other problems, sometimes even illness. [The equipment] isn’t even up to federal standards of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA).”
On Thursday, July 23, Quigley announced the award of $200,910 in federal funds through the Assistance to Firefighter Grant (AFG) program to the Elmhurst Fire Department to replace 38 Self Contained Breathing Apparatuses (SCBA), a device worn by rescue workers, firefighters, and others that provides breathable air in emergency situations. “This grant will allow Elmhurst’s equipment to be replaced with these self-contained breathing apparatuses, which are the same ones used by all the professional rescue workers, they are top of the line, state-of-the-art,” he said. “It is my feeling that our first responders need to be taken care of first and foremost, so they should have absolutely the very best, top of the line, state-of-the-art equipment, as well as all the training and support they need to do their jobs because they work for us.” Quigley was in town recently to meet members of the Elmhurst Fire Department, including Fire Chief Jeff Bacidore, and receive a demonstration on the SCBAs. “This Assistance to Firefighter Grant award will help protect the lives and safety of all Elmhurst Firefighters and the community they serve while enhancing regional response capabilities,” said Jeffery Bacidore, Fire Chief of the Elmhurst Fire Department.
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Narcan program awaits governor’s signature Offers one potential solution to heroin epidemic
SPRINGFIELD — DuPage County’s Narcan® program has trained more than 2,200 police officers to administer naloxone, saving 66 individuals from overdosing on heroin.
As the growing heroin epidemic spreads throughout the state and nation, the legislature still awaits the governor’s signature on House Bill 1, an initiative to continue the program’s success with battling the drug not only in DuPage County but also in communities across Illinois. According to State Senator Tom Cullerton (D-Villa
fire protection personnel, firefighters and school nurses, to be trained in administering Narcan. Narcan reverses the effects of an overdose for heroin, cocaine, Vicodin, OxyContin and Morphine. The drug can be administered either by injection or nasal spray. • Secondly, the initiative requires Medicaid to cover costs for addiction treatments and prescriptions. Currently,
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Park), House Bill 1 is a comprehensive package designed to address heroin and opioid abuse and addiction in Illinois. The legislation addresses heroin abuse on a variety of different levels. Three major points of the initiative include the following: • First, the legislation, modeled from DuPage County’s efforts, creates a program for state and local police officers,
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Fred has decided to retire, but the business will reopen under new management at a later date. Everything will be sold absolute. This sale will be held in our auction facility located at 1504 Mulford Rd. Lindenwood, IL 61049. Full Sale Bill & pictures can be viewed at Toddwillsauctioneering.com or on Auctionzip.com. Summary: This auction is much more than just a standard gun auction—besides hundreds of revolvers, pistols, shotguns, rifles, and firearm accessories, one will find a large variety of miscellaneous items. This is truly an auction you will not want to miss! (List SUBJECT TO CHANGE BEFORE AUCTION DATE) For any questions, please call The Hunting Hut at (815)544-5453. Accessories & Misc.: Wooden (drugstore) Indian Statue; I.J.N. Yamato Model Battleship 1/200th scale; Copper Eagle Weather Vane; Display Planes; Remington Bronze Statues; Cast Iron Banks; Ammo & Accessories; Old Ammunition Boxes; Assorted Knives & Bayonets; Assorted Military; Hand Carved Wooden Duck Decoys; Lathe; Cabinets; Slot Machine; Pewter Indian Chief Figurines; Mounted Bear Head; NRA Statues & Plaques; Old Black Powder Belt & Cans and more. Handguns: Colt Auto & pocket; Luger; Derringer; Berretta; Bond Ranger; Flint Lock; Bronco; H & A; Red Jacket; Marlin; Bull dog; Civil War era revolver; WAMD; J. Stevens; Sheridan; Rock Island & Springfield Armory; Dan Wesson; Taurus; S & W incl. an 8 shot 357; Iver Johnson; Walther; Glock; H & K; KAHR; H & R; Browning; Sig-Sauer; GSG; Hi-Standard and much more. Long Guns: Winchester, 52, 68,67, 75, 290; Parker Walther; 1893 Colt; Henry Replica; Ben Franklin 347; Belgium; H & A; Savage; Remington; J. Stevens; Romanian; Mossberg; Folberg; H & R; Colt; Rich Hollis; Gold Hibbard; DPMS; CAI; Zastava; Magtech; Ruger; Thompson Center; Weatherby; Marlin; Ranger; Rossi; Waser; Norinco; Springfield Amory; Yugo; Turkish; Terni; Steyer; Carcano; British; Iver Johnson; New Haven; JC Higgins; LC Smith; Hi-Point and much more. Pocket Watches: Rockford Winnebago GR405; Rockford GR 103, 70, 80, 540,655,205,925, 935, 935, 918, 62, 83, 910, 945, 70, 82, 825, 100, Rockford Model 1, Key wind + Set 6, Model 5, 2 and 3; Many Watch Parts and Fobs as well. (See website for complete details) TERMS: Cash or good check with ID. Valid FOID card needed to bid on and buy guns and ammo. No buyer’s premium charged, but applicable Illinois sales tax will be charged on business merchandise. An additional $10.00 per firearm will be charged for the legal paperwork and handling on day of pick up. All Guns will be available for pick up at the Hunting Hut 1443 S.State St. Belvidere, IL on September 3rd thru Sept. 5th from 10am to 5pm.
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the second most common reason for Illinoisans to seek treatment is heroin, yet the state has the lowest rate of statefunded treatment compared to other Midwestern states, such as Indiana, Iowa and Wisconsin. Expanding the scope of Medicaid to include some of these expenses will make treatment more readily available and bring Illinois up to speed with neighboring states. • Thirdly, requires the Illinois Department of Human Services and State Board of Education to develop a three-year heroin and opioid drug prevention program to address the heroin stronghold in Illinois. School districts will be given the option to adopt the program and DHS will work with the school districts to reimburse the costs. Cullerton asserts legislators from both sides of the aisle worked on the legislation because everyone recognizes drug overdoses and addiction can happen to people regardless of their age, socioeconomic background or ethnicity. “This measure is a great example of legislators working together in a bipartisan effort to address this problem and work to save lives,” he said.
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Classic Brick Bungalow!
Classic Brick Bungalow!
ALL NEW INSIDE close to Downtown Elmhurst amenities and train. This totally renovated home has gorgeous NEW Hardwood Floors, New lighting/Copper plumbing, Kitchen features: cork flooring, granite countertops, stainless steel $282,500
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Hands down the best backyard & private lot in Elmhurst w/ over 250 feet, heated in ground pool, hot tub, built in grill, covered gazebo, multiple dining/entertainment areas, raised brick paver patio enclosed by a wrought iron fence, that is just $799,000
Jefferson School Luxury Home
Luxury living at its finest in Elmhurst’s desirable Jefferson school district. Walk to school, Smalley Pool, Prairie Path, & parks. High end finishes throughout - luxury chef’s kitchen, quatersawn oak floating staircase, tigerwood floors, 10’ $1,165,000
ALL NEW INSIDE close to Downtown Elmhurst amenities and train. This totally renovated home has gorgeous NEW Hardwood Floors, New lighting/Copper plumbing, Kitchen features: cork flooring, granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, pub style seating area, loads of custom cabinets space. Formal Dining Area, NEW Bathroom, on trend Pottery Barn Decor. Outdoor features: Screened in Porch, New Deck and Fantastic backyard with Children’s playset, garden and TONS of greenspace and beautiful landscaping. Some new windows, New Washer, New Roof, PLUS HUGE unfinished attic just awaiting your ideas. Lots of charm plus w/ modern finishes- totally move in ready!
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248 Larch, Elmhurst
248 Larch, Elmhurst
Charming 3 bed, 1.5 bath brick and stone Georgian. Great bones - needs updating. Perfect for renovation or new home construction. Location on alley allows for rear garage placement creating a wider build-able footprint. Sold as-is.
Charming 3 bed, 1.5 bath brick and stone Georgian. Great bones - needs updating. Perfect for renovation or new home construction. Location on alley allows for rear garage placement creating a wider build-able footprint. Sold as-is. $324,900
Looking for Paradise? Hands down the best backyard & private lot in Elmhurst w/ over 250 feet, heated in ground pool, hot tub, built in grill, covered gazebo, multiple dining/entertainment areas, raised brick paver patio enclosed by a wrought iron fence, that is just the beginning...another 100 feet of privacy along w/ a fire pit & plush landscaping. The kicker is the incredible 6 Bedroom, 4 Full/2 half baths home! Make a grand entrance in the living room w/ cathedral ceilings, sun-filled 2 story bay window & hardwood flrs throughout, formal dining room, Kitchen features stainless steel appliances & granite countertops & First Floor Family Room is flanked by brick surround fireplace- all have breathtaking views of backyard. Master Suite has it’s own floor! Cathedral Ceilings, Custom Floor to Ceiling Built ins, Private Laundry, WIC’s, Master en suite spa-like bath w/ steamer, whirlpool, plus 5 oversized BRs, whole home generator. You have to see to believe! $799,000
Jefferson School Luxury Home Luxury living at its finest in Elmhurst’s desirable Jefferson school district. Walk to school, Smalley Pool, Prairie Path, & parks. High end finishes throughout luxury chef’s kitchen, quatersawn oak floating staircase, tigerwood floors, 10’ ceilings, heated floors in master bath, powder room & kitchen. Prewired for home theater & surround sound in master & family room, luxurious master suite, deep pour basement, 1st floor office/5th bed, paver brick driveway, patio, and fire pit with seating area. Call office for full feature sheet and check out virtual tour on our website. $1,165,000
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Rare Opportunity on Claremont
Classic all brick 2-story on sought after Claremont Street. Rare opportunity in most desired locales in town set on premium 60 x 190 lot. Quality construction, great room sizes for large gatherings/entertaining, sun-filled family room $899,900
Rare Opportunity on Claremont Classic all brick 2-story on sought after Claremont Street. Rare opportunity in most desired locales in town set on premium 60 x 190 lot. Quality construction, great room sizes for large gatherings/entertaining, sun-filled family room overlooking private paver patio & beautifully landscaped yard. 4 beds, master with attached sitting room/ nursery, finished 3rd level w/ bath, & finished basement. An opportunity not to be missed! $899,900
Crescent Park Georgian
Crescent Park Georgian
SOLID RED BRICK 3 BR & 2 1/2 BA GEORGIAN ON CORNER LOT IN CRESCENT PARK! Walking distance to Prairie Path/schools/parks. Meticulously restored w/ original features you can’t replicate today. Beautifully redone HWD $387,000
Walk to Town/Train
Walk to Town/Train
Right in the heart of downtown Elmhurst, this well maintained 2-story home has 3 beds, 3 baths and is a perfect fit for city commuters and/or those seeking to be steps from what all of downtown Elmhurst has to offer. Large kitchen, master suite
Right in the heart of downtown Elmhurst, this well maintained 2-story home has 3 beds, 3 baths and is a perfect fit for city commuters and/or those seeking to be steps from what all of downtown Elmhurst has to offer. Large kitchen, master suite with master bath, enclosed front porch, Florida room in front, professionally landscaped, & deck in rear. New furnace & hot water heater in 2013. Call our office for list of additional owner updates and a private tour. $424,900
Sub Dividable 100’ Property
Rare opportunity on this 100 ft wide, walk to town property. Keep as is and enjoy a Barrington in-ground, heated swimming pool and build your dream house on 100’ frontage. Property could also be subdivided into two lots. Home on $550,000
Great Starter Home!
Great Starter Home!
This 3 Bedroom, 1.5 Bathroom home is located right off of Spring Road and within a mile of all major highways, Metra and downtown Elmhurst. 2 bedrooms on second floor, Master bedroom on third floor. Updates throughout. New brick
This 3 Bedroom, 1.5 Bathroom home is located right off of Spring Road and within a mile of all major highways, Metra and downtown Elmhurst. 2 bedrooms on second floor, Master bedroom on third floor. Updates throughout. New brick driveway and backyard patio. Deep Lot with tons of open backyard space. Newer flooring, cabinets, open kitchen and more! $349,900
Enjoy privacy and Mother Nature in this traditional 2-story that is nestled away on a large, wooded 1/3 acre lot. Equipped with a modern layout with open kitchen, newer stainless steel appliances, large separate formals, living room fireplace, and
Sharp, Move-In Ready 3 BR Georgian in Stratford Hills on a deep lot! Everything is new or newer in this turn key home. Newly Refinished Hardwood Floors throughout, Amazing First Floor Family Room w/ stone fireplace, New Paint/Trim/Doors/ $399,900
Rare opportunity on this 100 ft wide, walk to town property. Keep as is and enjoy a Barrington in-ground, heated swimming pool and build your dream house on 100’ frontage. Property could also be subdivided into two lots. Home on north end of property has potential for rehab/addition, but being sold as is. Lots of options, all ideas welcome. Great walk to town location for commuters. $550,000
Custom built, brick ranch in highly sought after area of Elmhurst. Steps from the IL Prairie Path & Pioneer Park. Walkable to downtown Elmhurst & Metra. 3 beds, 1.5 baths with family room addition, paver brick patio and professionally
Custom built, brick ranch in highly sought after area of Elmhurst. Steps from the IL Prairie Path & Pioneer Park. Walkable to downtown Elmhurst & Metra. 3 beds, 1.5 baths with family room addition, paver brick patio and professionally landscaped yard. Dry, unfinished basement. Great neighborhood surrounded by new construction. Perfect empty nester or first time buyer home just in need of some cosmetic updates. $349,900
Enjoy privacy and Mother Nature in this traditional 2-story that is nestled away on a large, wooded 1/3 acre lot. Equipped with a modern layout with open kitchen, newer stainless steel appliances, large separate formals, living room fireplace, and family room that flows out to screened porch and paver patio. 4 bedrooms up, master suite with master bath, 2.5 car attached garage, and full basement ready for finishing ideas. LOW TAXES / School District 205 $549,900
Sharp, Move In Ready Georgian
Sub Dividable 100’ Property
Brick Ranch on Prospect
Brick Ranch on Prospect
Attention Nature Lovers
Attention Nature Lovers
SOLID RED BRICK 3 BR & 2 1/2 BA GEORGIAN ON CORNER LOT IN CRESCENT PARK! Walking distance to Prairie Path/schools/parks. Meticulously restored w/ original features you can’t replicate today. Beautifully redone HWD flrs., 6 panel drs, WBFP w/ marble surround, formal DR, eat in KTN w/ pantry, cozy 1st flr FR. Incredible BMT includes Home Theater w/ lighting/ sound & luxurious spa BA. 3 spacious BR’s up w/ full bath UP! $387,000
Welcome to Prairie Manor, a private community of maintenance free single family homes along the IL Prairie Path. Plenty of space with generous room sizes throughout. 4 large beds, all with their own full bathroom. Separate formal $699,900
Sharp, Move In Ready Georgian Sharp, Move-In Ready 3 BR Georgian in Stratford Hills on a deep lot! Everything is new or newer in this turn key home. Newly Refinished Hardwood Floors throughout, Amazing First Floor Family Room w/ stone fireplace, New Paint/Trim/Doors/Carpets, Newer Furnace/CAC/Roof/Windows/SS Appls. Rare full finished basement, with a total of over 2600 sqft of finished living space, great fully fenced in backyard, 2 car garage! $399,900
Welcome to Prairie Manor, a private community of maintenance free single family homes along the IL Prairie Path. Plenty of space with generous room sizes throughout. 4 large beds, all with their own full bathroom. Separate formal dining room for the holidays with a huge, high end kitchen with top of the line appliances, breakfast island & sep eating area. Sunken family room with fireplace flanked by built-ins, finished lower level with bar/2nd kitchen, rec room, play room. An opportunity not to be missed! $699,900
Cherry Farm Classic
Cherry Farm Classic
Classic Cherry Farm bungalow with 4 spacious bedrooms, 3 full baths, & 2 car garage. Well kept original trim, crown molding, and hardwood floors. Huge eat-in kitchen overlooking backyard. Home office in lower level or on 2nd
Classic Cherry Farm bungalow with 4 spacious bedrooms, 3 full baths, & 2 car garage. Well kept original trim, crown molding, and hardwood floors. Huge eat-in kitchen overlooking backyard. Home office in lower level or on 2nd floor loft. Separate formals with living room fireplace and front enclosed porch. Huge finished basement, large rec room, office/5th br. Unbeatable location close to town/train and the IL Prairie Path! $524,000
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Historical Museum offers online database of photos page at elmhursthistory.org. Click on the “Search Collection Highlights” button on the bottom left side of the page, and users will be transported to the EHM’s E-Hive collection database. On the right side, locate the box “Search Elmhurst Historical Museum Collection” and type a name or place of interest – or simply explore the entire online collection in the “View All” section. Wilson hopes that the online image database will become a valuable
resource used by many patrons in the years to come. “Our goal is to provide the best possible service to our research patrons and make it easier to do business with the Museum,” she said. “We’ve put a lot of effort into opening up our collection to more people, and I look forward to seeing this resource continue to grow over time.” For more information, visit elmhursthistory.org or call 630-833-1457.
Jesse White to retire after fifth term SPRINGFIELD — After five terms as Illinois secretary of state, Jesse White announced at the Illinois State Fair on Thursday, August 20, that he will retire from public office when his current term ends, he said Thursday at the Illinois State Fair The Chicago Democrat, a former Cook County Recorder of Deeds and state legislator, said his decision to not seek reelection in 2018 is final. “Take it to the bank,” said White, who has previously discussed retirement. “This is it.” The 81-year-old Alton native said he’d surely be on the job for the remainder of this term, though. “Oh, sure, I’ll be there every day, at my duty station and discharging my duties to the best of my abilities,” White told reporters at the Illinois State Fair. A former Army paratrooper, White also played minor league baseball and
spent three decades in the Chicago public school system as a teacher and administrator. In 1959, he founded the acclaimed Jesse White Tumbling Team for children in the Chicago area. Governor signs bill for federal funding Gov. Bruce Rauner on Thursday, August 20, signed a bill to access about $5.4 billion in federal funding for Illinois programs that would have been otherwise tied up because of the lack of a state budget. The measure, Senate Bill 2042, “will help those in need without adding to the state’s budget deficit,” Rauner spokesman Lance Trover said in a news release. The bill “allows the state to provide some services to the state’s most vulnerable citizens,” he added. The bill also authorizes the state to pay $166 million from its own funds toward debt service for Chicago’s Metropolitan Pier & Exposition Authority.
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ELMHURST — If a picture is worth a thousand words, then a database of more than 1,000 images is a trove that captures countless moments in history. The Elmhurst Historical Museum is pleased to announce the availability of 1,000+ historical images in a searchable online digital collection that may now be accessed by the public. According to Nancy Wilson, Elmhurst Historical Museum’s curator of collections, the digitization of the Museum’s photographs, manuscripts, and objects is an ongoing project that has been years in the making. “Museums today want to share their collections as much as possible via the internet,” said Wilson, a veteran staff member who managed the digitization project since its inception. “It is a way to bring our collection to the public instead of keeping photos and artifacts hidden away in storage. Our online image database is an exciting, new connection that enables us to share our diverse collection with our patrons, whether they live here in Elmhurst or across an ocean.” The Elmhurst Historical Museum, which is located at 120 E. Park Ave. in Elmhurst, surpassed the significant goal of digitizing 1,000 images in August, and Wilson has plans for the online collection to continue to grow over time. “It’s a very time-consuming project, but one that has become a priority for
the Elmhurst Historical Museum,” she said. “We were able to achieve our goals with help from a dedicated group of volunteers who spent hours scanning items from the collection and uploading them to the database. This simply would not have happened without the assistance of our great volunteers. It was a real team effort to reach this milestone.” Wilson points researchers and history fans to the online database as an ideal place to start. “I suggest to those interested in looking at our photo archives to start online first, because often the image they are looking for is already scanned and available,” she said. “We have over 10,000 photos in our archives, so only a fraction of them are currently online. But we often receive requests for the same photos again and again, so we started by scanning the most requested items to make them easily accessible.” Wilson added that she receives research inquiries from around the world, whether it’s an author doing research for a book or a student working on a thesis. “We can be much more efficient and improve our customer service with this tool. People are often surprised to hear that we field inquiries from different time zones. So the database will provide a 24/7 opportunity for our customers to find what they need at their convenience, and I appreciate that efficiency.” To access the database, go to the Elmhurst Historical Museum’s home
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And You Are…Nathan Dale and Frank Voris
York ’15 graduates attending Stanford University By Jean Lawrence For The Elmhurst Independent
lmhurst teens are heading off to colleges across the country this month. Two York graduates – Frank Voris and Nathan Dale – will be part of an elite group beginning their first year at Stanford University, which accepted only 5.05% of appli-
cants for the incoming freshman class. Nathan, who attended Immaculate Conception Grade School, was involved in student council, cross country, track and Relay for Life during his years at York. And since he was five years old he has been involved in competitive Irish dance, distinguishing himself with many titles
including winning the All-Ireland international championship his freshman year. “When you are applying to the top tier schools everyone has the grades so it comes down to something unique,” he said. “There aren’t that many male Irish dancers and I submitted videos of my performances with my applications so I think that was a big
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contributing factor.” Nathan hopes to continue Irish dance at Stanford while majoring in bioengineering or a related field. “My AP Bio class senior year at York was one of my favorites and that fostered my interest in science and medicine,” he said. Nathan applied to many colleges including Northwestern, Duke, Rice, University of California at Berkeley, University of Michigan, University of Illinois, Penn, and Washington University in St. Louis. “Applying to so many schools isn’t necessarily advisable but I was applying to pretty selective places so I wanted to make sure something worked out,” he said. His choice of Stanford was based on financial aid and the strength of the academic options. “It boiled down to affordability,” said Nathan. “Stanford has a $20 billion endowment and they actually wound up being the most affordable option for my family. And it’s great for bioengineering but not solely a STEM school so, if I switch fields, it is still guaranteed to be a good program where I’ll make good connections for future school or jobs, which is really important.” Frank Voris, who attended Hawthorne Elementary and Sandburg Middle School, will be joining Nathan at Stanford. His primary activity at York was football, where he was Most Valuable Player and captain of the team. “Football was an important part of my career at York and I wrote about it in my college
essays, talking about how I worked hard to rally the team and we improved each year,” he said. “I actually never played football before high school but my friends encouraged me when I started York so I gave it a try and it turned out to be a perfect fit.” Frank wrestled for two years and he was invited to participate in leadership training in Colorado his sophomore year with other student athletes. “[Wrestling] Coach Terry Clark was a huge influence and role model and helped me get on my way,” he said. “And [Football] Coach Matt Monken, who came to York my senior year, taught us really good values.” In addition to Stanford, Frank was accepted at Vanderbilt University, University of Illinois, University of Florida at Miami, and Arizona. Stanford, Arizona and Vanderbilt all gave him preferred walk on offers to play football. “It was a hard decision but in the end I decided I couldn’t pass up a Stanford education. And I decided not to play football and just focus on school. I don’t have to declare a major until junior year but I’m thinking about business.”
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Turn off highway 42 onto Garrett Bay Rd. in Ellison Bay to discover truly unique pottery created in a restored apple barn, which houses a ceramics studio, an art gallery and the artist’s home. Door County potters John Dietrich and Diane McNeil create their ‘Art for Everyday’ with you in mind. ‘Pottery is personal and our mission is to make pottery that people will use every day. Art improves your life and that’s what our art does.” John’s been throwing at the potter’s wheel for 49 years and he thinks he’s getting better every day. The beauty of the Niagara Escarpent, a unique feature of Door County, the forests, fields of wild flowers and the water inspires John and Diane every day. The functional stoneware ceramics made in their studio is food safe and easy to use. The surface design is applied with a painterly brush, full of life and movement. Since John’s designs are more abstract people bring their own experience to interpret the meaning of the piece, making it even more personal. Each piece of ceramic art is one of a kind work of art, which makes finding the perfect bowl or dish an interesting and exciting treasure hunt.
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(STATEPOINT) — Local roads, bridges, and other transit are integral parts of the national park experience. However, parks and their transportation infrastructure are facing a mounting financial challenge, say experts. Under the current law, the National Park Service is guaranteed $240 million per year for transportation projects through the Federal Highway Trust Fund, which advocates say is only one quarter of the amount needed annually to guarantee safe access to national parks. “With national park visits at an all-time high, more park funding, not less, is what’s needed to address the $6 billion worth of overdue and delayed transportation projects on the table,” says Laura Loomis, National Parks Conservation Association’s deputy vice president of government affairs. The National Park Service manages 1,500 bridges and about 10,000 miles of roads nationwide, including rural national park drives and major urban thoroughfares. From corroding support beams on park bridges to outmoded roads that create dangerous drop-offs, unfunded projects can pose a safety hazard to motorists, cyclists, hikers, park staff, emergency responders and wildlife. “Not only should Congress ensure national parks are safe, but investing in them spurs economic growth and supports jobs,” says Loomis. “The 100th anniversary of the National Park System in 2016 is a historic opportunity for Congress to ensure our national parks have the resources they need to thrive.” Information about transportation needs and funding opportunities in national parks can be found by visiting www. npca.org. National parks around the See PARKS, Page 33
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See a mighty Mac Bridge convoy in St. Ignace, Michigan the epicenter for all things truck related on this very special weekend, when the public is invited to take a closer look at these big rigs. Customized cabs, one-of-a-kind paint jobs, neon lighting and other surprises are in store for those who like their auto
show ramped up and super sized. The trucks roll into St. Ignace on Thursday and Friday, Sept. 17-18 in preparation for the weekend’s events. These rigs will be polished and pretty in anticipation of judging reviews, special
awards and cash prizes. This event is family-friendly, with special activities for the kids on Saturday, including a golf-cart decorating contest and a dunk tank. Make a weekend of it and take a fall foliage tour through the beautiful Eastern Upper
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indoor double surf simulator. Special spa treatments on tap at Blue Harbor’s Reflections Spa during the craft beer festival include: • Beer and Barley Vichy Treatment Quench thirsty skin with a hops and barley body polish, rich in vitamins and minerals such as B1, B3, iron, magnesium and zinc, while enjoying the warm, gentle vichy shower. Each guest receives a refreshing glass of beer after this service, along with a card listing the ingredients used so they can make their own body polish at home. • Tubs and Suds Pedicure Get those feet ready for a walk along the resort’s scenic, sandy beach with this pedicure incorporating special beer and citrus-infused products. Guests are served a bubbly brew to enjoy during the treatment. For more information visit www.BlueHarborResort.com.
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York football team a year stronger Dukes taking things week-to-week; ultimate goal is a playoff berth By Mike Miazga Correspondent
ELMHURST — Strength on the football field matters. York football coach Matt Monken knows that and made sure his squad improved in that area over the offseason. “The kids are doing really well. We had a great offseason,” said Monken, in his second year at the helm. “They did a tremendous job in the weight room and made a lot of strides there. We lifted a lot of weight and put a lot of time in there. We even did a powerlifting meet with Bolingbrook High School and had a lot of fun with that. Strength makes a big difference and having a room like we do to lift makes a difference as well. It allowed us to do the things we did. Last year we had seven kids who could bench press over 225 pounds. This year that number is 35. That’s a big improvement. We spent a lot of time getting stronger and you can see the results of that on the field. We are much more physical and with the teams we play that’s something we have to do. The kids feel better about themselves and they feel they can compete at a higher level. When you know you can bench 225, or squat more than 400 or deadlift 450 or 500, it makes
you feel better about playing the game.” York finished 4-5 a year ago and fell one game short of becoming playoff eligible in Monken’s first season. On offense, the Dukes return wide receivers Matt Riecker (6-4, 181, Sr.) and Matt Wozny (6-3, 175, Sr.) along with tight end Nick Brown (6-1, 220, Sr.). York quarterback John DiCanio (5-9, 170, Sr.) started two games last year. Also back is running back Lucas Alexander (5-9, 170, Sr.). He’s joined in the backfield by Montini transfer Connor Placey (5-11, 216, Sr.), Santiago Vazquez (5-10, 225, Jr.), Keith Freeman (5-10, 165, Jr.) and sophomore Grant Melion (5-11, 183). “We think Connor is that true option-style fullback and with him and Santiago, who is 5-10 and goes 225, carrying the heavy weight, it makes a big difference in the feel of the offense,” said Monken. The offensive line is comprised of veteran Tommy Helton (6-1, 270, Sr.) and 6-7, 275pound Montini transfer Luke Sever (senior) at guards, junior Johnny Chrisman (6-2, 190, Jr.) at center and the combination of Chuck Walsh (6-7, 316, Jr.), Ronny Graziano (5-11, 260, Jr.) and Cal Widener (6-3, 220, Jr.) at the tackle positions. “We have one starter back on the line and we feel very good about the other kids coming in,” said Monken. “While the line is kind of new, these kids
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Great start to the season
York sophomore Jessica Paist returns a shot during the Dukes season-opening invitational played at Berens Park on Saturday, Aug. 22. York won all four of its duals convincingly.
Golf team kicks off season with strong showing at Addison Trail invite Dukes post four scores in 70s to take third in 20-team field By Mike Miazga Correspondent
ELMHURST — The last time we checked in with the York boys golf team, it was competing in the Class 3A state finals. That success has carried over into the new season. York recently took third out of 20 teams at the Addison Trail invitational held at Indian Lakes in
Bloomingdale. York finished with a 306 score. Hinsdale Central, a fellow member of the West Suburban Conference Silver Division, won the tournament with a 289. Jordan Less led the Dukes with a 75. Will Gunst shot 76, while junior Mitchell Russell finished with a 77 and junior Tom Manning carded a 78. “At our tryouts we had eight boys in the 70s on one particular day,” said York coach Jim Borel. “Up and down our lineup we have some pretty talented golfers.” Mark Leali shot an 80 at Indian
Lakes, and it was his score that helped York secure third on a fifth scorecard tiebreaker. Junior Kyle Kubycheck shot 82. “Overall we played pretty well,” said Borel. This year’s York squad also features senior Frank Wheatland, who was on the state team a year ago. Senior Tim Brasco and junior Jake Czernik also will help. The Dukes’ varsity squad features four seniors and five juniors. Borel noted Brasco shot a 77 during tryouts. While Borel was pleased with how his team fared at Indian Lakes, he would
like to see that 306 score be reduced even further. “306 for us is kind of high, to be honest,” he said. “At the end of the season we will improve over what those scores were. It’s a senior-laden team and that’s very important to our postseason success.” Borel knows his team will, as always, have its hands full in the WSC Silver. “As usual there are other teams that are very good, but we definitely are in the conversation to do well,” said
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Timothy Christian girls tennis team has sights set on success Trojans finished second in conference last season By Mike Miazga Correspondent
ELMHURST — The Timothy Christian girls tennis team has talent. And the Trojans are looking to use that talent to reach even greater heights this season. The Trojans are coming off a 2014 season where they went 12-4-1 overall and took second in the Metro Suburban Conference East Division with a 4-1 record. Timothy also finished second at the York sectional. Back for Timothy is senior
No. 1 singles player McKenna Byrne, who went 27-6 overall and is approaching the 100win barrier for her career at the school. In three seasons, Byrne has won the No. 1 and No. 2 singles and No. 1 doubles titles in the Metro Suburban. Byrne also was a state qualifier a year ago in doubles with Ellie Wiener. Junior Danielle Beard went 29-4 last year playing mostly No. 2 singles. She won a conference title as well, and also won the Moline and Willowbrook invitationals. Timothy’s No. 1 doubles team of Toni Paterno and Wiener also returns. They went 20-10 last year. Wiener was an all-conference pick after
winning the No. 1 doubles league title with Byrne. Wiener teamed with Byrne at state. Wiener also won a title at the Niles West invitational. Key newcomers include freshman Abygale Ahn and junior Maddie Monet. Ahn is a highly ranked USTA player who Mills noted is strong enough to play No. 1 singles, but likely will play No. 1 doubles, No. 2 singles and No. 1 singles. She also will play in the volleyball program. Monet sat out last year after transferring from Benet Academy. Mills said she will play No. 2 doubles most of the year. “The top of the lineup will be very strong,” said Mills. “We are deep enough through at
have kids who played a lot last year.” Monken said the improvement he’s seen thus far has been significant. “Right now we are where we were in Week 7 last year,” he said. “It’s a big difference. We’ve been here installing the things we want and the kids know the expectations and know what we are doing on offense and defense. They know our terminology,” he said. “All of that makes a big difference. We definitely are far above where we were last year, that’s for sure.” Monken said the team is focused on only the upcoming week’s opponent, but stresses the end goal is a playoff berth. “That’s it,” he said. “That’s the goal. How can it not be? We would love to finish first or second in the conference, but the conference is what it is. It’s very tough and competitive. We start the season against New Trier and they are an extremely competitive team. Right now, New Trier is our goal and focus. Anything after that we’ll worry about
it when it comes. We do want to play in Week 10. We just missed last year. We were very close. The kids saw it and they know what it will take to get there. We have to play good football, not make too many mistakes and stay healthy.” York ramped up its non-conference schedule with the addition of New Trier, a playoff qualifier a year ago, in Week 1. “We want to be competitive,” said Monken. “The contract was up for Week 1 and New Trier was open. We felt like it was good fit. It’s a good game to start off the season with. We’ll take those first few weeks of non-conference games and get ready and prepare for the conference season. We’re playing a team that first week that’s had success. It will put us in a good spot if we can win that game. We’re really excited about this season. The kids are excited and the parents and the community are excited. We’re doing a lot of good things here. If we can stay healthy I definitely think we can have some success.”
Continued from page 35 have been in the system for two years now and have picked up on what we are doing and are building on that. They know the offense.” Monken will continue to utilize his roster to its full extent. “It’s the nature of our offense,” he said. “We want to keep kids fresh and healthy. We want to get different kids on the field and use different sets and get different packages on the field and let different kids make big plays for us. Our goal is to play as many kids as we can. Last year we averaged playing 58 kids a game. We have kids who get on the field and can make a big difference for us.” On the defensive side of the ball, Jack Julian (5-11, 170, Sr., cornerback) and Rob Hanrahan (5-10, 210, Sr., middle linebacker) started last year, while linebackers Quinn Gaughan (6-0, 200, Sr.) and Sam Rasnic (6-1, 210, Sr.) saw action last year. The defensive line will feature the likes of Marc Bernard (6-2, 255, Sr.), Brandon Kessell (6-4, 200, Sr.), Matt Shipman (6-0, 210, Sr.), Chris McCoy (6-5, 200, Jr.) and Brian Nudera (6-1, 195, Sr.). Bernard, Shipman and Nudera are tackles, while McCoy and Kessell are defensive ends. “We’ll rotate in guys on the defensive line,” said Monken. “We’ll have a line that has guys who are in that 6-foot to 6-5 range.” Luke Sacksteder (6-1, 190, Jr., safety), Sean Ward (5-9, 150, Sr., cornerback) and Tommy Morrissey (6-1, 185, Jr., cornerback) will help Julian out in the secondary. “We’re really senior-oriented when it comes to the defense,” said Monken. “We
Week 1 Preview York at New Trier
When: Friday, 7:30 p.m. Where: New Trier High School, Winnetka Last year: Teams did not play Outlook: York will be challenged right out of the gates in this non-conference contest against a New Trier team that went 10-2 and reached the state semifinals. York coach Matt Monken is thrilled with his team’s progress in the weight room. Like last year, look for the Dukes to rotate plenty of players in and out of the game. Monken noted York averaged using 58 players a game last season.
least the top six players. However, we do not have lots of players knocking at the starting lineup. We don’t have a ton of depth.” Mills said strengthening the team’s No. 3 doubles position will be a key. He added the top of the singles lineup will be a major strength. “We have McKenna’s and Danielle’s experience,” he said. “Abygale gives us a great option as well. Figuring out where everyone will play will work out in the next couple weeks. McKenna having been around for three years will not surprise anyone, but she continues to improve and had several quality wins against high-ranked players during the offseason. Expect a couple upsets from her this year. And
Danielle Beard could get even better this year. She could play No. 1 singles at many schools. She serves lefty and plays righty with strong groundstrokes. Abygale is a high level player with a very competitive attitude. She needs to get quality matches under her belt and could be tough to beat this year.” Mills feels his squad will be right there when it comes to contending for the conference title. “To be honest we will be tough to beat if we stay injury free,” he said. “In the conference it’s a two team race with us and Illiana. They edged us last year and return most of their lineup. I’m hoping the players we have coming back plus the additions of Abygale and Maddie will tip the scale.”
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offense and a scrappy defense,” said York coach Patty Iverson. “These young women have put in a lot of time this summer on the court and in the weight room so we are hoping this will pay off during the season.” Beyond volleyball talent, Iverson said her 2015 group stands out in other ways. “They are nice kids who have great parents,” she said. “They work hard and love to play volleyball. They are a spirited group. I’ve had most of them since they were freshmen. We have a large amount of seniors and a few juniors with varsity experience. It’s a really nice group.” Truett, Preuss, Rose and Zerdin have been on the varsity since their freshmen seasons. Iverson said York will stand out in other ways beyond just offensive firepower this season. “We have a great ball-handling team,” she said. “Sarah Rose is running a wonderful offense. We’re looking forward to hitting our way through matches. Alexandra and Ally have been hitting great and Sydney looks good. She’s improved a lot. “Kristie Paus is hitting really well in the middle. We will have strong middles. We’re going to have great defense with Halle, Amaya and Julia.” Iverson knows her team will have to be on its game night in and night out in the WSC Silver. “Our half of the conference is very tough,” she said. “We assume we will be in tough matches every night.” Iverson added she’s confident her team can take additional steps forward this season. “We are planning on doing a lot better than last year,” she said.
York girls volleyball team loaded with talent ELMHURST — The York girls volleyball team racked up 25 victories a year ago. And the bad news for its opponents: Most of the players are back, including four-year varsity hitting standout Alexandra Preuss, who racked up an impressive 466 kills last season to go with 315 digs and 45 aces. Also back for York (which went 3-3 in the tough West Suburban Conference Silver Division in 2014) is libero and four-year varsity player Halle Truett, who had 477 digs and 47 aces last season. Junior setter Sarah Rose, a three-year varsity player, also is back. She registered 764 assists, 206 digs and 30 aces last season. Senior right side Ally Mann (146 kills, 34 blocks), junior middle Sydney Bonthron (67 blocks, 39 kills), Stephanie Reinke (74 blocks, 55 kills), senior libero and three-year varsity player Amaya Diaz (189 digs, 14 aces), sophomore defensive specialist-outside hitter Julia Zerdin (137 digs, 17 aces), senior outside hitter Michele Wiese (29 kills) and senior right side Hannah Fleckenstein (32 digs, 19 kills) also return. Zerdin played on the varsity last season as a freshman. New to the varsity are sophomores Kristie Paus (middle) and Lauren Kalinich (outside hitter). York graduated starter Liz Pronove (OH-MB) and defensive player Kara Glavan. “We have a lot of experience and should have a pretty quick
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York Invite: Girls tennis season begins on a high note
Senior Lauren Cushing hits a backhand shot. York beat Rolling Meadows, Batavia, Stagg and Hersey.
courtesy photos Dukes junior Alex Hennessy follows through on a tough volley. York won all four duels on Junior Maja Shaw is about to hit a ferocious forehand on Saturday, Aug. 22 at Berens Park. the day.
Above left: Freshman Jacki Riek at the net. Above right: Anna Lubertozzi, a senior, awaits a serve on Saturday. Right: Junior Liz Mazzocco. York mixed and matched lineups against the four opponents at its Invite.
Senior Katie Toohey approaches the net to congratulate her opponent on a good game.
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IC Catholic Prep boys golf team has big plans Knights loaded with returning talent, including Leahy and Hurt By Mike Miazga Correspondent
ELMHURST — The IC Catholic Prep boys golf team had a promising start to the season with its fourth-place finish at the recent Glen Oak invitational at Glen Oak Country Club. IC finished tied for fourth with a 334, three strokes behind third-place Wheaton North (331). “We beat teams that were 10 times our enrollment,” said IC coach Don Sujack. Trey Morris led the Knights with a fifth-place individual finish. He shot 77. Connon Leahy took 10th and shot a 79. John Hoffman finished with an 88 and Jack Ricobene shot
91. Maddie Hurt and Charlie Schoonveld each shot 92. “It was a good start to our season playing a great golf course against some outstanding competition,” said Sujack. “Trey and Connon had nice days. They will be contending for medalist in every tournament we play in. Plus, it was an opportunity to play against some perennial state contenders such as Glenbard South, St. Francis and Wheaton Academy. We’ll have to compete a little harder throughout our lineup in order to keep pace with the top teams, but we certainly have the ability to do so.” Leahy advanced to the state finals last year as a freshman, while Sujack noted Morris is hitting the ball 25 yards farther off the tee this season. Hurt, a standout girls’ competitor, will continue her routine of playing with the IC boys team until the girls state playoffs begin.
Also looking to contribute for the Knights are senior Matt DeWitte, junior Troy Simonides and sophomores Schoonveld and Michael Hoffman (John’s brother). All nine players saw some sort of varsity action last week. “All of them experienced at least a little varsity action last year and our junior varsity team took second in the conference meet,” said Sujack. “They have shown the ability to step up and perform on a little bigger stage when the expectations are a little higher.” Sujack noted one adjustment the team will have to make is not having a set playoff lineup until very close to the start of the state series due to Hurt not leaving the boys team until the start of the girls postseason. “The competitive aspect of the team in terms of what the lineup will ultimately be won’t be set until early October when
Kelsey James named new IC Catholic Prep girls basketball coach Previously coached at Mt. Assisi High School
trate after being promoted to an administrative position in St. Charles School District 303. Schuett led IC to back-to-back state semifinal appearances in 2014 and 2015. James attended Lake Forest By Mike Miazga College and finished her colCorrespondent lege career at Loras College in ELMHURST — IC Catholic Dubuque, Iowa. Prep’s girls basketball coaching At the high school level, James was a standout at Marist position is vacant no longer. The team recently announced High School in Chicago (2007 Kelsey James has been hired graduate), where she played as the new head girls varsity four years on the varsity team. In 2012, James took over the girls program at Mt. Assisi High School in Lemont after a two-year run as its JV coach. She was the team’s head coach until the school closed at the end of the 2014-2015 school year. James also has been coaching teams at the 15U and 17U levels at the Bulls/Sox Academy in Lisle since 2012. “We are thrilled to welcome Kelsey to our coaching staff and look forward to her leadership in our girls basketball program,” IC Catholic Prep athletic director Tom Schergen said. “Kelsey has strong Catholic school connections, she was a very competitive player and she has been a successful head — Tom Schergen coach. Our girls basketball Athletic Director program has achieved a tremendous amount of success in coach. She replaces Aubree recent years and our interview Schuett who stepped down committee felt the qualities and earlier this summer to concen- experience Kelsey exhibits will
Ms. Hurt goes on to regionals, sectionals and beyond,” said Sujack. Sujack said he’s excited about the prospects of this year’s group. “I really do think we are going to be better,” he said. “Last year we missed state by 12 strokes. That’s three strokes a man. Three others teams missed by less than that, but the fact is Connon is a lot better this season, Trey is a lot better and I think Maddie has a chance to grab a meet medalist during the season. At Glen Oak, the course was playing 6,600 yards and it was raining. She should have shot 84. She still did well. She’s killing the ball right now. Everybody has gotten better. I think we have the ability to take the next step. Our top three people played in a lot of tournaments over the summer and Maddie fared very well. Connon and Trey have been very steady. I’m
looking for some good seasons out of everybody.” Sujack is excited about a pair of dual meets during the first week of September against North Shore Country Day at Merit Club in Libertyville and Glenbard South at Cantigny Golf Club in Wheaton. “I can’t remember the last time both those teams did not go downstate,” said Sujack. “We will know a lot more about our ability. The promising thing is at Glen Oak to a man they felt they left shots out there and felt we could have performed better, which is great to see. They are dedicated and motivated and are practicing hard. We’ve had a wonderful start to the season. The next couple weeks will give us a good read. We’ll have the ability to stand up and be counted when we are playing these state-level teams at outstanding courses. We’re looking forward to the challenge.”
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help her continue the positive direction of our program.” James met with IC players two days after accepting the position. IC opens the 20152016 season Nov. 16 at Oak Forest. The Independent will have more on James’ hiring in next week’s paper.
Borel. “Hinsdale Central has a very talented team with good players who are good kids on top of that. They showed that at Indian Lakes. We have as good a chance at beating them as anyone. Lyons, Glenbard West, Downers Grove North and Oak Park-River Forest are good teams. The West Suburban Silver always is very good. I think we will hold our own. At the
same time, we could lose to these teams. We know we have to play well.” Borel noted York will face Hinsdale Central in its secondto-last WSC Silver contest this season. This year, York will host Hinsdale Central. “We’re hoping this year will be different than last year,” said Borel. “We’re looking forward to the challenge.”
strong Catholic school connections, she was a very competitive player and she has been a successful head coach.”
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he Salt Creek District 48 Board of Education is launching a strategic goal setting initiative next month and is seeking interested participants. To take part, please contact Tammy Clarke at firstname.lastname@example.org or 630-279-8400. The first session will be held Saturday, Sept. 12. It is an opportunity for Salt Creek District 48 stakeholders, parents, students, community members, staff and faculty to give input on a variety of topics related to the District, including curriculum, finances, facilities and community relations. “This is an opportunity to guide and shape the District’s priorities over the next five years,” said Superintendent John Correll. The first session will include an overview of the District and an opportunity for participants to provide feedback on strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats about the District. Additional work groups could be formed related to specific topics. Following the input, the strategic goal setting team will develop an action plan for approval by the Board of Education. “Involving the community is important as it ensures that the Board speaks for the community,” Correll added. “It also helps align community values and our school district’s operations.” The session will be facilitated by a representative from the Illinois Association of School Boards. Salt Creek Board recognized for governance The Salt Creek District 48
Board of Education was recently notified that it received “Governance Recognition” from the Illinois Association of School Boards (IASB). The recognition acknowledges that the Board together learns and practices effective governance behaviors. Good governance generally means that a Board is accountable, transparent, responsible, equitable and inclusive, effective and efficient, participatory and follows the rules of the law. The recognition also notes that the Board supports board development and commitment to good governance. The Board was one of only 14 in the state so honored. Board members include President Dane Cuny, Vice President Ray Kielminski, Secretary John Van De Velde and members James Blair, Terry Aubry Garrett, John Downer and Stacy Rattana, who was recently appointed to fill a vacancy left by Dr. Hans Schuller. “This is a testimony of the commitment and sincerity with which each member takes its role,” said Board President Dane Cuny. “We have worked hard to create an accountable, transparent Board with members who strive for continued education and improvement,” he said. The Board officially will receive the recognition at the IASB DuPage Fall Dinner Meeting Oct. 6. In addition, a picture of the Board will be on display at IASB Information Room at the Joint Annual Conference in November in Chicago. “This is a great honor and is well deserved,” said Superintendent John Correll. “It is based on years of excellence and a commitment to ongoing training.
Outlook: This is a rematch of last year’s season opener in Elmhurst where McNamara recorded a 41-0 victory. McNamara plays in the Chicago Catholic League White Division and made the playoffs last year with a 6-4 record. McNamara also scored a win last year against a team IC is very familiar with in Aurora Christian.
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Crestview Garden Club plans meeting on Monarch butterflies ELMHURST — On Tuesday, September 1 at 7 p.m., the Crestview Garden Club will feature a program on “Monarchs in All its Stages,” led by Lori Stralow Harris. Lori will talk about and demonstrate all the stages of monarchs from eggs to butterflies. In 2012, Lori opened the Salt Creek Butterfly Farm in Countryside. She serves on the board of directors for the Association for Butterflies, is a member of the International Butterfly Breeders Association, and is a regular presenter at the annual Butterfly Professionals Conference and recently joined the Illinois Butterfly Monitoring Network. The meeting is at the Community Bank of Elmhurst, 330 W. Butterfield Road at Spring Road, second floor, Elmhurst. Free and open to the public. Info: 630-408-7900.
Single Mothers Support Group plans spa day ELMHURST — The Single Mothers Support Group is having its big kick-off for the year on Sunday, September 13 from 12:30-2:30 p.m. in the Garden Room. It is the group’s Spa Day so prepare to be treated royally. It will be held at Elmhurst Christian Reformed Church, 149 W. Brush Hill Rd., next to the Elmhurst Memorial Center of Health. After luncheon with your children (infants through age 12), they will go to their age appropriate activities. Then you will have your choice of three or more of the following options: manicure, pedicure, shoulder massage (Advanced Health Oak Brook & York Chiropractic) or facial (Merle Norman). You will be blessed by many resources, enjoy good fellowship, and meet new friends. For further information send an e mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or visit elmhurstcrc.org/ministries/adults/sisters-helpingeach-other.
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NOTICE CERTIFICATE NO. 0073377 was filed in the office of the County Clerk of DuPage County on AUGUST 4, 2015, wherein the business firm of MRF DECORATING LOCATED AT 321 S LOMBARD AVE, LOMBARD, IL 60148-0000 was registered; that the true or real name or names of the person or persons owning the business, with their respective post office address(es), is/ are as follows: NAME OF PERSON(S) MILES A FOGLE, HOME ADDRESS 321 S LOMBARD AVE, LOMBARD, IL 60148-0000. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and Official Seal at my office in Wheaton, Illinois, this 4TH day of AUGUST, A.D. 2015. PAUL HINDS Paul Hinds DuPage County Clerk (OFFICIAL SEAL) (Published in The Elmhurst Independent Aug. 13, 20 & 27, 2015) 214556
NOTICE CERTIFICATE NO. 0073339 was filed in the office of the County Clerk of DuPage County on AUGUST 6, 2015, wherein the business firm of ALLY AND B LOCATED AT 1333 DUQUESNE AVENUE, NAPERVILLE, IL 605650000 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) MARIE LOPEZ, HOME ADDRESS 1333 DUQUESNE AVENUE, NAPERVILLE, IL 60565-0000. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and Official Seal at my office in Wheaton, Illinois, this 6TH day of AUGUST, A.D. 2015. PAUL HINDS Paul Hinds DuPage County Clerk (OFFICIAL SEAL) (Published in The Elmhurst Independent Aug. 13, 20 & 27, 2015) 214913
NOTICE CERTIFICATE NO. 0073330 was filed in the office of the County Clerk of DuPage County on JULY 28, 2015, wherein the business firm of TIME PORTAL ANTIQUES LOCATED AT 314 RIDGEWOOD DRIVE, BLOOMINGDALE, IL 60108-2532 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) LINDA PALMISANO, HOME ADDRESS 314 RIDGEWOOD DRIVE, BLOOMINGDALE, IL 60108-2532. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and Official Seal at my office in Wheaton, Illinois, this 28TH day of JULY, A.D. 2015. PAUL HINDS Paul Hinds DuPage County Clerk (OFFICIAL SEAL) (Published in The Elmhurst Independent Aug. 13, 20 & 27, 2015) 214557 NOTICE CERTIFICATE NO. 0073376 was filed in the office of the County Clerk of DuPage County on AUGUST 4, 2015, wherein the business firm of AIR-TIRE EXTERIOR LOCATED AT 8995 COPPERGATE ROAD, WOODRIDGE, IL 60517-7558 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) LOUIS F MASCHIO, HOME ADDRESS 8995 COPPERGATE ROAD, WOODRIDGE, IL 60517-7558. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and Official Seal at my office in Wheaton, Illinois, this 4TH day of AUGUST, A.D. 2015. PAUL HINDS Paul Hinds DuPage County Clerk (OFFICIAL SEAL) (Published in The Elmhurst Independent Aug. 13, 20 & 27, 2015) 214730
NOTICE CERTIFICATE NO. 0073336 was filed in the office of the County Clerk of DuPage County on AUGUST 6, 2015, wherein the business firm of GRANT SCALE COMPANY LOCATED AT 754 INDUSTRIAL DRIVE, BENSENVILLE, IL 60106-1305 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) DAVID A WRING, HOME ADDRESS 392 MARK AVENUE, GLENDALE HEIGHT, IL 60139-2667. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and Official Seal at my office in Wheaton, Illinois, this 6TH day of AUGUST, A.D. 2015. PAUL HINDS Paul Hinds DuPage County Clerk (OFFICIAL SEAL) (Published in The Elmhurst Independent Aug. 20, 27 & Sept. 3, 2015) 215408 NOTICE CERTIFICATE NO. 0073353 was filed in the office of the County Clerk of DuPage County on AUGUST 10, 2015, wherein the business firm of TRICIA’S LAUNDRY SERVICE LOCATED AT 178 JULIANN DRIVE APT 5, WOOD DALE, IL 60191-2737 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 TILLMAN, HOME ADDRESS 178 JULIANN DRIVE APT 5, WOOD DALE, IL 60191-2737. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and Official Seal at my office in Wheaton, Illinois, this 10TH day of AUGUST, A.D. 2015. PAUL HINDS Paul Hinds DuPage County Clerk (OFFICIAL SEAL) (Published in The Elmhurst Independent Aug. 20, 27 & Sept. 3, 2015) 215410
10-047263 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 18TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DUPAGE COUNTY, WHEATON, ILLINOIS THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON F/K/A THE BANK OF NEW YORK, AS TRUSTEE FOR THE BENEFIT OF ALTERNATIVE LOAN TRUST 2007-OA2 MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2007-OA2 PLAINTIFF, -vsFABIOLA LINDSAY; UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS DEFENDANTS 11 CH 4304 NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE Public Notice is hereby given that pursuant to a Judgment entered in the above entitled matter on August 5, 2013; John E. Zaruba, Sheriff, 501 N. County Farm Rd., Wheaton, IL 60187, will on September 17, 2015 at 10:00 AM, at DuPage County Sheriff’s Office, sell to the highest bidder for cash (ten percent (10%) at the time of sale and the balance within twentyfour (24) hours, the following described premises situated in DuPage County, Illinois. Said sale shall be subject to general taxes, special assessments or special taxes levied against said real estate and any prior liens or 1st Mortgages. The subject property is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title or recourse to Plaintiff and in “AS IS” condition. Upon the sale being held and the purchaser tendering said bid in cash or certified funds, a receipt of Sale will be issued and/ or a Certificate of Sale as required, which will entitle the purchaser to a deed upon confirmation of said sale by the Court. Said property is legally described as follows: THE SOUTH 50 FEET OF THE WEST HALF OF LOT 29 IN GRAUE’S WOODS SUBDIVISION, BEING A SUBDIVISION OF PART OF THE NORTHEAST QUARTER OF SECTION 3, TOWNSHIP 39 NORTH, RANGE 11 EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED OCTOBER 5, 1915 IN BOOK 8 OF PLATS, PAGE 60 AS DOCUMENT NO. 122401 IN DUPAGE COUNTY, ILLINOIS. Commonly known as 257 Bonnie Brae Avenue, Elmhurst, IL 60126 Permanent Index No.: 06-03-204-0050000 Improvements: SINGLE FAMILY 1 STORY Residential The property will NOT be open for inspection prior to the sale and Plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. The judgment amount was $300,873.21. Prospective purchasers are admonished to check the court file and title records to verify this 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 NOTICE CERTIFICATE NO. 0073378 was filed in the office of the County Clerk of DuPage County on AUGUST 12, 2015, wherein the business firm of PIONKE ROOFING LOCATED AT 398 W ARMY TRAIL ROAD #120, 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) CHRIS MUSSER, HOME ADDRESS 1200 AMERICAN LANE, SUITE 308, SCHAUMBURG, IL 60173-0000. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and Official Seal at my office in Wheaton, Illinois, this 12TH day of AUGUST, A.D. 2015. PAUL HINDS Paul Hinds DuPage County Clerk (OFFICIAL SEAL) (Published in The Elmhurst Independent Aug. 27, Sept. 3 & 10, 2015) 216160
MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For Bid Amount contact: Sale Clerk Shapiro Kreisman & Associates, LLC f/k/a Fisher and Shapiro, LLC 2121 Waukegan Road, Suite 301 Bannockburn, IL 60015 (847) 291-1717 THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT IF YOUR PERSONAL LIABILITY FOR THIS DEBT HAS BEEN EXTINGUISHED BY A DISCHARGE IN BANKRUPTCY OR BY AN ORDER GRANTING IN REM RELIEF FROM STAY, THIS NOTICE IS PROVIDED SOLELY TO FORECLOSE THE MORTGAGE REMAINING ON YOUR PROPERTY AND IS NOT AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT THE DISCHARGED PERSONAL OBLIGATION. I666530 (Published in The Elmhurst Independent Aug. 20, 27 & Sept. 3, 2015) 215158 UNITED STATES OF AMERICA STATE OF ILLINOIS IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTEENTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COUNTY OF DU PAGE ESTATE OF BRADLEY L. PORTZER, DECEASED CASE NUMBER 2015 P 763 Notice is given of the death of BRADLEY L. PORTZER whose address was Elmhurst, Illinois. Letters of Office were issued on August 14, 2015 to Kyrie L. Portzer, 1362 Cunat Court #3C, Lake in the Hills, IL 60156 as: INDEPENDENT EXECUTOR, whose attorney is Robert H. Wier. The estate will be administered without Court Supervision, unless under section 28-4 of the Probate Act of 1975 (755 ILCS 5/28-4) any interested person terminates independent administration at any time by mailing or delivering a petition to terminate to the Circuit Court Clerk. Claims against the estate may be filed in the Office of CHRIS KACHIROUBAS, Circuit Court Clerk, 505 N. County Farm Road, Wheaton, Illinois, or with the representative or both on or before February 27, 2016, any claim not filed within that period is barred. Copies of a claim filed with the Circuit Court Clerk must be mailed or delivered to the representative and to the attorney, if any, within ten (10) days after it has been filed with the Circuit Clerk. ROBERT H. WIER DuPage Attorney No.: 91400 Attorney For: INDEPENDENT EXECUTOR 1102 MISTWOOD LANE DOWNERS GROVE, IL 60515 (630) 832-1200 (Published in The Elmhurst Independent Aug. 27, Sept. 3 & 10, 2015) 216173
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Tom Cullerton’s PANDAS initiative signed into law SPRINGFIELD — Vital legislation to raise awareness on Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorder Associated with Streptococcal Infections (PANDAS) was signed into law today. PANDAS is characterized by a sudden onset of symptoms associated with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Tourette’s Syndrome and other tics after a child has had a strep infection. Symptoms range from severe separation anxiety to motor tics that appear similar to seizures and hallucinations. The symptoms are severe enough to prevent children from attending school. To raise awareness and educate medical professionals, State Senator Tom Cullerton (D-Villa Park) passed a measure to create an advisory council to make recommendations to the Illinois Department of Public Health on awareness and education among doctors, school-based health centers and mental health providers. “No one wants to see young children suffer. There is an immediate need to educate medical professionals and the general public on the PANDAS symptoms,” said Cullerton. “The faster we diagnose children affected by PANDAS, the more quickly we can begin treatment.” Kate Drury’s son Charlie woke up on his eight birthday with unusual symptoms. Her son who loved participating in talent shows and putting on skits was now scared of performing in front of crowds and talking to his friends. There was an immediate change in his personality. The next two months of Charlie’s life were the hardest time for his family. He instantly displayed symptoms of obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD). Charlie didn’t want to be touched or hugged. He feared his food and was deathly afraid of water to the point where he couldn’t shower or brush his teeth. When triggered, Charlie would go into fits of rage. He suffered from hallucinations to the extent he was unable to rec-
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• 10-047263 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 18TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DUPAGE COUNTY, WHEATON, ILLINOIS THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON F/K/A THE BANK OF NEW YORK, AS TRUSTEE FOR THE BENEFIT OF ALTERNATIVE LOAN TRUST 2007-OA2 MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2007-OA2 PLAINTIFF, -vsFABIOLA LINDSAY; UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS DEFENDANTS 11 CH 4304 NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE Public Notice is hereby given that pursuant to a Judgment entered in the above entitled matter on August 5, 2013; John E. Zaruba, Sheriff, 501 N. County Farm Rd., Wheaton, IL 60187, will on September 17, 2015 at 10:00 AM, at DuPage County Sheriff’s Office, sell to the highest bidder for cash (ten percent (10%) at the time of sale and the balance within twenty-four (24) hours, the following described premises situated in DuPage County, Illinois. Said sale shall be subject to general taxes, special assessments or special taxes levied against said real estate and any prior liens or 1st Mortgages. The subject property is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title or recourse to Plaintiff and in “AS IS” condition. Upon the sale being held and the purchaser tendering said bid in cash or certified funds, a receipt of Sale will be issued and/or a Certificate of Sale as required, which will entitle the purchaser to a deed upon confirmation of said sale by the Court. Said property is legally described as follows: Commonly known as 257 Bonnie Brae Avenue, Elmhurst, IL 60126 Permanent Index No.: 06-03-204-005-0000 Improvements: SINGLE FAMILY 1 STORY Residential The property will NOT be open for inspection prior to the sale and Plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. The judgment amount was $300,873.21. Prospective purchasers are admonished to check the court file and title records to verify this 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 Bid Amount contact: Sale Clerk Shapiro Kreisman & Associates, LLC f/k/a Fisher and Shapiro, LLC 2121 Waukegan Road, Suite 301 Bannockburn, IL 60015 (847) 291-1717 THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT IF YOUR PERSONAL LIABILITY FOR THIS DEBT HAS BEEN EXTINGUISHED BY A DISCHARGE IN BANKRUPTCY OR BY AN ORDER GRANTING IN REM RELIEF FROM STAY, THIS NOTICE IS PROVIDED SOLELY TO FORECLOSE THE MORTGAGE REMAINING ON YOUR PROPERTY AND IS NOT AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT THE DISCHARGED PERSONAL OBLIGATION. I666530 (Published in The Elmhurst Independent Aug. 20, 27 & Sept. 3, 2015) 215159 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE EIGHTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DUPAGE COUNTY - WHEATON ILLINOIS Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., as Indenture Trustee for the Registered Holders of IMH Assets Corp., Collateralized Asset-Backed Bonds, Series 2004-11 Plaintiff, vs. Daniel J. Lehoux, AKA Daniel Lehoux; Cynthia M. Lehoux, AKA Cynthia Lehoux, AKA Cindy M. O’Sullivan; Morgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc.; Unknown Owners and Non-Record Claimants Defendants. 2010 CH 002829 249 North Pioneer Drive, Addison, IL 60101 Judge Robert G. Gibson
NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above entitled cause on October 22, 2012, the DuPage County Sheriff’s Office will on September 15, 2015, at the hour of 10:00AM at the DuPage County Sheriff’s Office, 501 North County Farm Road, Wheaton, Illinois 60187, sell to the highest bidder for cash, the following described mortgaged real estate: Commonly known as 249 North Pioneer Drive, Addison, IL 60101 Parcel Number(s): 03-29-105-010 The real estate is improved with a Single Family Residence. Sale terms: Bidders must present, at the time of sale, a cashier’s or certified check for 10% of the successful bid amount. The balance of the successful bid shall be paid within 24 hours, by similar funds. The subject property 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. The property will NOT be open for inspection. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than the mortgagee shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by the Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). For information call Plaintiff’s Attorney, Manley Deas Kochalski LLC, One East Wacker, Suite 1250, One East Wacker, Suite 1250. Phone number: 312-651-6700. Attorney file number: 14-035414. Shara A. Netterstrom MANLEY DEAS KOCHALSKI LLC Attorneys for Plaintiff One East Wacker, Suite 1250 Chicago, IL 60601 Telephone: 312-651-6700 Fax: 614-220-5613 Atty. No.: 271625 I665840 (Published in the Addison Independent, Bensenville Independent & Villa Park Independent Aug. 13, 20 & 27, 2015) 214334 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 18TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DUPAGE COUNTY - WHEATON, ILLINOIS Wilmington Savings Fund Society, FSB, not in its individual capacity but solely as Trustee for the PrimeStar-H Fund I Trust PLAINTIFF Vs. Jan A. Rosa; et. al. DEFENDANTS 2014 CH 02265 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 6/29/2015, John Zaruba, the Sheriff of DuPage County, Illinois will on 10/1/15 at the hour of 10:00AM at DuPage County Sheriff’s Office, 501 North County Farm Road, Wheaton, IL 60187, or in a place otherwise designated at the time of sale, County of DuPage and State of Illinois, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, as set forth below, the following described real estate: PIN 03-28-308-020 Improved with Residential COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 374 W. Park Avenue Addison, IL 60101 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 14-14-06072. I666800 (Published in the Addison Independent, Bensenville Independent & Villa Park Independent Aug. 20, 27 & Sept. 3, 2015) 215474 “THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE” W14-1494 21567 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 18TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT DUPAGE COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT, CHANCERY DIVISION Ocwen Loan Servicing, LLC; Plaintiff, VS. Goran Mitic; Windridge Courts Condominium Association; Defendants. 14 CH 1561 NOTICE OF JUDICIAL SALE OF REAL ESTATE MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that pursuant to a judgment heretofore entered by the said court occurred in the above entitled cause, John E. Zaruba, Sheriff of DuPage, Illinois, will on October 1, 2015, at the hour of 10:00 AM at DuPage County Sheriff’s Office, 501 North County Farm Road, Southwest Lobby, Wheaton, IL 60187, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, all and singular, the following described real estate in the said judgment mentioned, situated in the County of DuPage, State of Illinois, or so much thereof as shall be sufficient to satisfy such judgment to wit: C/K/A: 300 West Fullerton Avenue, Unit 325, Addison, IL 60101 PIN: 03-28-318-084 The person to contact regarding information regarding this property is: Sales Dept., The Wirbicki Law Group, 33 W. Monroe St., Suite 1140, Chicago, IL 60603. Any questions regarding this sale should refer to file number W14-1494. The terms of the sale are Cash. 10% at time of sale, with the balance due within 24 hours. The property is improved by: CONDO. The Property is not open for inspection prior to sale. The real estate, together with all buildings and improvements thereon, and tenements, hereditament and appurtenances thereunto belonging shall be sold under such terms. Russell C. Wirbicki (6186310) Cory J. Harris (6319221) The Wirbicki Law Group LLC Attorney for Plaintiff 33 W. Monroe St., Suite 1140 Chicago, IL 60603 Phone: 312-360-9455 Fax: 312-572-7823 Atty. No. 21567 W14-1494
firstname.lastname@example.org I667259 (Published in the Addison Independent, Bensenville Independent & Villa Park Independent Aug. 27, Sept. 3 & 10, 2015) 215896 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 18TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DUPAGE COUNTY - WHEATON, ILLINOIS WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. PLAINTIFF VS JULIO ORTEGA; ELSA ORTEGA; UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON RECORD CLAIMANTS; DEFENDANTS 13 CH 001468 1200 NORTH MILLNS LANE ADDISON, IL 60101 NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE UNDER ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE ACT ***THIS DOCUMENT IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT ON A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE*** PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered by said Court in the above entitled cause on January 13, 2015, DUPAGE COUNTY SHERIFF in DU PAGE County, Illinois, will on September 22, 2015, in 501 North County Farm Road, Wheaton, IL 60187, at 10:00 AM, sell at public auction and sale to the highest bidder for cash, all and singular, the following described real estate mentioned in said Judgment, situated in the County of DU PAGE, State of Illinois, or so much thereof as shall be sufficient to satisfy said Judgment: TAX NO. 03-20-223-001 COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 1200 NORTH MILLNS LANE ADDISON, IL 60101 Description of Improvements: TWO STORY SINGLE FAMILY HOME WITH A TWO CAR DETACHED GARAGE The Judgment amount was $306,573.01. Sale Terms: This is an “AS IS” sale for “CASH”. The successful bidder must deposit 25% down by certified funds; balance, by certified funds, within 24 hours. NO REFUNDS. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments or special taxes levied against said real estate, water bills, etc., and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to plaintiff. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the bid amount, 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 property will NOT be open for inspection. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. The successful purchaser has the sole responsibility/ expense of evicting any tenants or other individuals presently in possession of the subject premises. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). 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: Visit our website at http:\\ service.atty-pierce.com. Between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. only - Pierce & Associates, Plaintiff’s Attorneys, 1 North Dearborn, Chicago, Illinois 60602. Tel. No. (312) 372-2060. Please refer to file #PA1306854 Plaintiff’s attorney is not required to provide additional information other than that set forth in this notice of sale. I667317 (Published in the Addison Independent, Bensenville Independent & Villa Park Independent Aug. 27, Sept. 3 & 10, 2015) 216013
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Continued from page 45 ognize his mother or father. Drury was faced with a difficult situation, either being forced to institutionalize her son or place her other two children in the care of a loved one. After two months of looking for answers, a doctor diagnosed Charlie with PANDAS. Drury and other mothers formed the PANDAS/PANS Advocacy group and came to Cullerton to raise awareness and prevent other families from going through similar situations. Based on the advisory council’s recommen-
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dations further legislation may be introduced. “We will continue to work together to find ways to advance early detection and prevent families like Charlie’s from living months without answers,” said Cullerton. PANDAS is potentially a lifelong disease that is estimated to affect nearly 175,000 children and adolescents in Illinois. It has even been found in adults. Senate Bill 1684 was signed into law on Friday, August 7, 2015 and goes into effect immediately.
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