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All Saints’ Day at Seton Academy
These youngsters at Seton Academy held a special celebration for All Saints’ Day.
Former School District 4 employee charged with stealing credit card points DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert B. Berlin announced last week that a Naperville woman had been charged with stealing more than $11,000 worth of My Bank… My Rewards credit card points from her former employer, Addison School District #4. On Oct. 25, 2018, Judge Joseph Bugos issued a $10,000 with 10%
to apply arrest warrant for Marcia L. Boyan, 50, of Naperville. On the afternoon of Oct. 31, Boyan turned herself in to authorities, posted the necessary $1,000 and was released from custody. From February 2016 through April 2017, Boyan was employed by Addison School District #4, when it is alleged that Boyan stole more than
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900,000 My Bank…My Rewards credit card points earned on Addison School District #4 credit cards. It is alleged that Boyan took the My Bank…My Rewards credit card points for personal use without authorization from the school district. “Through her alleged actions, Mrs. Boyan abused the trust placed in her by Addison School District #4
for her own personal gain,” Berlin said. “I would like to thank authorities at Addison School District #4 for bringing this matter to our attention and for their cooperation throughout the investigation.” Boyan has been charged with one count of Theft of Governmental Property in Excess of $10,000, a class 1 felony, one count of Theft in
Excess of $10,000, a Class 2 Felony and two counts of Official Misconduct, a Class 3 Felony. Her next court date is scheduled for Friday, Nov. 30, in front of Judge John Kinsella. Members of the public are reminded that this complaint contains only charges and is not proof of the defendant’s guilt.
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Glenbard East student charged with threatening school held for $75,000 bond
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College forms human ‘pink ribbon’
About 500 Elmhurst College students, faculty members and staff gathered on the College Mall to form an enormous pink ribbon on Thursday, Oct. 25. It was all part of the College’s month-long Real Bluejays Wear Pink campaign to raise awareness about breast cancer, and funds for breast cancer research. “This was a great way for our campus to come together to support all women battling breast cancer,” said Elmhurst College President Troy D. VanAken (front and center of ribbon). President VanAken is one of several DuPage County leaders taking part in the American Cancer Society’s Real Men Wear Pink campaign.
DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert B. Berlin and Lombard Chief of Police Roy Newton announced last week that an 18-year-old male Glenbard East student has been charged with posting a threat on Instagram directed at his school. Jairus Castillo, 18, of Glendale Heights, appeared in Bond Court where Judge Brian Jacobs set bond at $75,000 with 10% to apply. On Oct. 20, 2018, Lombard police received information regarding a threatening Instagram Jairus Castillo post in which a male, not Castillo, was seen holding an AR-15 style rifle accompanied with the words “He’s shooting up the school Monday 3rd period after the bell.” An investigation conducted by the Lombard Police Department led to Castillo as the person who allegedly made the post. He was taken into custody the following day without incident. “Threatening the safety and security of thousands of teachers, staff and students is not a joke,” Berlin said. “Any threat to the well-being of our students and teachers will be fully investigated and anyone suspected of such behavior will be charged accordingly. I would like to thank the Lombard Police Department for their work in quickly identifying the defendant in this case.” Any threat to Castillo has been charged with one count of Disorderly the well-being of our Conduct – Threat of Violence students and teachers at a School, a Class 4 Felony. His next court appearance will be fully investigated is scheduled for Nov. 19 for and anyone suspected arraignment in front of Judge Liam Brennan. of such behavior will be Members of the public are charged accordingly.” reminded that this complaint – Robert B. Berlin, contains only charges and is not proof of the defendant’s State’s Attorney guilt.
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Members of the Willowbrook Theatre Department rehearse for this year’s fall musical, “The Music Man”. Performances will take place on Nov. 15, 16 and 17. The Kiwanis annual spaghetti dinner fundraiser will be held Nov. 16. Pictured are (from left): junior Emily O’Brochta in the role of Marian Paroo, senior Joe LaPointe as Harold Hill, sophomore Jack Cullerton as Marcellus Washburn, sophomore Sean Shepherd as Tommy Djilas and junior Emma Cismesia as Zaneeta Shinn.
College news Native performs in the Warhawk Marching Band Becca Matthews from Villa Park, who is studying Biology at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, is a member of the 2018 Warhawk Marching Band. In honor of the
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Mother-daughter spa night Who doesn’t love a spa night? Villa Park Recreation is offering a Mommy and Me Spa Night on Friday, Nov. 9 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Bring your little one out for an evening of pampering and fun. Couples will receive an express manicure and make a spa goodie to take home for another spa night. Snacks and refreshments will be available. Pre-registration is required; $45 per couple/$16 each additional daughter.
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Time to Gobble Till You Wobble Kids ages 3-10 will enjoy a fun cooking class, Gobble Till You Wobble, on Nov. 15 from 3:30-4:30 p.m. at the Iowa Community Center. Kids will learn how to prep all the sides that make for a yummy Thanksgiving feast and leave “wobbling” after this delicious class. Pre-registration is required.
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On Wednesday, Nov. 7 at 7 p.m., St. Pius X Church will welcome author Jane Knuth, who will bring her program based on her book, Thrift Store Saints: Meeting Jesus 25¢ at a Time. It will be held in the church sanctuary at 1025 E. Madison St. in Lombard. St Pius X Church in Lombard is present Jane Knuth, author of Thrift Store Saints: Meeting Jesus 25¢ at a Time. Knuth is the author of four books and writes a monthly column for The Good News, the newspaper of the Diocese of Kalamazoo. During her presentation, Knuth will share her personal experiences volunteering for the St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store in Kalamazoo, Mich., for more than 20 years. Her book is a collection of stories, which are both heartwarming and gritty at the same time, never sugar-coating the realities of running a charity operation. Through her stories we learn that the saints in the thrift store are not the donors or the volunteers — they are the people in need who come to the store for help. Following her talk, she will take questions from the audience. After the presentation, copies of her books will be available for purchase (cash or checks only). Light refreshments will be served. Free and open to the public. For more information, the church can be reached at (630) 6274526.
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ECU and Orchestra to perform Handel’s Messiah
Elmhurst Choral Union and Orchestra will present Handel’s Messiah on Sunday, Dec. 2 at 3 p.m. in Hammerschmidt Chapel on the campus of Elmhurst College. Guest soloists Angela Presutti, Stacy Eckert, Hoss Brock, and Aaron Wardell join Elmhurst Choral Union and a professional orchestra under conductor Scott Uddenberg for the Christmastime favorite. The performance includes all of Part One (“The Christmas Section”) and selections from Parts Two and Three (including the popular “Hallelujah Chorus”). Concert tickets are $25 for adults, $23 for seniors and $10 for youth (7-22). Tickets are available at elmhurstchoralunion.org, 800-838-3006, or at the door. The concert is funded in part by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency.
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Elmhurst Art Museum announces upcoming tours The Elmhurst Art Museum has announced an Exhibition Tour to be held on Saturday, Nov. 10, beginning 1:30 p.m. Join exhibiting artist David Wallace Haskins, along with members of his studio team, for an in-depth look
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the Children’s Wing offers a full domestic interior inspired by the original residents (1952-59) for the first time the museum acquired the building. Free with admission or current membership.
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Willowbrook High School honors outstanding students, teacher On Oct. 11, 11 Willowbrook students were recognized as Outstanding Students during a breakfast in their honor. Criteria to be chosen for that award include: • Demonstrating extraordinary achievement, outstanding effort, commendable attitude and motivation • Ability to overcome obstacles • Continuous exemplary performance During the event, Willowbrook Principal Dr. Daniel Krause and Assistant Principal Jamie Gourley welcomed the recipients and their families, as well as the staff members who nominated them. The students were then recognized and given a certificate in honor of their efforts. The outstanding students include: Art: senior Ditza Montesinos Career and Technical Education (CTE): senior Richard Scheelk III English: junior Shannon Knudtson Learning services: junior Isai Aparicio Literacy: freshman Jacob Skinner Math: senior Maxwell Polanek Music: senior Renee Maggard Physical education: sophomore Grace Tumilty Science: senior Kaleigh Rugg Social studies: junior Kevin Fitzgerald World languages: junior Erika Dahlstrand
Willowbrook science teacher Justine Bryers (left) receives the Outstanding Teacher award on Oct. 11. She was presented by senior Kaleigh Rugg.
Justine Bryers named Outstanding Teacher Willowbrook science teacher Justine Bryers received the Outstanding Teacher award and was presented by senior Kaleigh Rugg. To earn the Outstanding Teacher award, a staff member must treat teaching as a passion – not just a job, create a positive learning environment where students feel encouraged and supported, use a variety of strategies to engage students, be willing to offer extra support when needed, provide prompt and effective feedback to students on their learning and relate to and understand the viewpoints and perspectives of students.
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Pictured are the Willowbrook students who were recognized as Outstanding Students during a breakfast in their honor on Oct. 11. They are (back row, from left) junior Erika Dahlstrand, senior Maxwell Polanek, freshman Jacob Skinner, junior Isai Aparicio, senior Richard Scheelk III, junior Kevin Fitzgerald, junior Shannon Knudtson, (front row, from left) sophomore Grace Tumilty, senior Ditza Montesinos, senior Kaleigh Rugg and senior Renee Maggard.
York Center Chief Bonomo named Fire Chief of the Year
The Illinois Fire Chiefs Association (IFCA) awarded the recipients of the 2018 Fire Chief of the Year awards this past week during the Presidential Banquet and Reception in Peoria, Illinois Chief Andy Bonomo, Jr. of the York Center Fire Protection District was nominated for the award by his Deputy Fire Chief Richard Sanborn and West Chicago Fire District Assistant Fire Chief Tim Leidig. A Part-Time/Combination Fire District protecting unincorporated DuPage County areas around Lombard, Villa Park, Oak Brook and Oak Brook Terrace, the York Center Fire District population increases to more than 50,000 during the daytime hours. The District employs 60 part-time
firefighters and is rated as an ISO Class 2 fire department. Described as a mentor and dedicated counselor, Chief Bonomo has been a continuing advocate for his community throughout his 45-year fire service career. He has assured the fire code reviews are ongoing and up to date, developed and implemented a number of high-rise safety programs and worked with many agencies to enhance the fire service response throughout the County. Each year the IFCA accepts recommendations for the fire chief of the year. Fire Chiefs may be nominated by anyone who is familiar with their contributions to the community. For more information, visit illinoisfirechiefs.org.
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Pictured is Mario Bartucci as a young and scary Pennywise the Clown, which he played for Halloween. He really looked the part while Trick or Treating, where he got endless compliments.
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Pictured are (from left) York Center Board of Trustees President Bill Cizek, Fire Chief Andy Bonomo, Board of Trustees Secretary Frank Vosicky and Board of Trustees Treasurer Tom Otake. Bonomo was recently named Fire Chief of the Year by the Illinois Fire Chiefs Association.
Saturday, Nov. 10 • Library hosting afternoon of gaming The Villa Park Public Library is celebrating International Games Week (Nov. 4-10) with a special afternoon of gaming from 1-4 p.m. Children of all ages are invited to stop by and enjoy a fun afternoon with friends. The library also has a new collection of circulating board games available to the public. The collection is located in Youth Services and includes games such as Apples to Apples, Bananagrams, Battship, Cat Trails, Fluxx, Settlers of Catan, andTaco Takeover. All are welcome to stop in, check one out, and get playing all year long. Registration is not required. For more information, visit the library’s website at vppl.info or call 630834-1164. • Library offers free practice SAT test The Villa Park Public will host a practice SAT test from 9 a.m.-1 p.m., proctored by Huntington Learn Center. High school students can practice taking a test under the same conditions they will experience during a real exam, including the essay portion. Registrants must live in or attend a high school in Villa Park or Oakbrook Terrace. Students must arrive promptly at 9 a.m. and should bring a calculator and pencils. Students and their parents or guardians are then invited to attend our SAT Results Follow-Up Session on Tuesday, Nov. 13 from 6-6:30 p.m. to hear clear interpretation of the numbers and ask questions. Diane Kilcommons, director of Huntington Learning Center Elmhurst, will explain categories of questions and the structure of the SAT, and even suggest a few strategies. For more information, visit the library’s website at vppl.info or call 630-8341164.
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Police Reports Area police departments recently reported the following arrests and citations. Readers are reminded that an arrest does not constitute a conviction, and that suspects are considered innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law. Juveniles age 17-or-younger are not named.
Addison, provided officers with a false name. Gomez-Nabor was charged with obstructing identification and processed for three outstanding failure to appear warrants.
Oct. 30 Clorice L. Kursh, 31, of Elk Grove Village, was charged with theft subAddison sequent to an investigation of a reNov. 2 port of deceptive practices in the Grace A. Hollins, 20, of Naper- 800 block of W. Fullerton at around ville, was charged with battery in 10:20 p.m. the 400 block of N. Sixth at around 5:45 a.m. Police said Hollins’ vehicle Oct. 27 struck three victims. Dalbir S. Gill, 33, of Elgin, was charged with DUI, transportation of Nov. 1 open alcohol, leaving the scene of an Police said an officer responded accident, failure to reduce speed to to the Cicero Police Department to avoid an accident and no insurance transport Daniel S. Ruggero, 31, of near Addison and Green Meadows at Addison, to the Addison Police De- around 8:51 p.m. partment, where Ruggero was proBrandon M. Smith, 30, of Addicessed for an original warrant for son, was charged with DUI, speeding unlawful possession of a controlled and following too closely near Lake substance at around 11:15 p.m. and Fifth at around 12:25 a.m. Oct. 31 Police said that while investigat-
ing a traffic stop near Church and Fullerton at around 10:38 p.m., Santos J. Gomez-Nabor, 33, of
possession of cannabis, possession of drug paraphernalia, and a passenger in the vehicle required to wear a seat belt, while Bridget Kelly, 18, of Elmhurst, was issued a local adjunction for unlawful consumption of alcohol by a minor in the 100 block of W. North at around 12:37 a.m. A 20-year-old Villa Park man was charged with two counts of domestic battery in the 300 block of W. School at around 6:17 p.m. Criminal defacement was reported near Schiller and Villa. Police said an unknown suspect defaced a mailbox using a black marker. Oct. 26 Criminal damage was reported in the 400 block of N. Harvard at around 1:30 a.m. Police said an unknown suspect damaged a vehicle by setting off fireworks next to it while it was parked in the driveway.
Oct. 25 Andrea B. Chang, 26, of Batavia, Villa Park was charged with DUI near Villa and Oct. 27 Armitage at around 3:31 p.m. Samantha A. Barton, 19, of ElmA male juvenile from Lombard hurst, was issued local adjunctions was charged with two counts of batfor unlawful consumption of alcohol, tery and resisting arrest at Willowbrook High School at around 7:43 a.m.
Theft was reported at a store at sometime between 9:30 and 9:56 around 3:50 p.m. Police said an un- p.m. known suspect stole a cell phone that Oct. 23 was left unsecured on a counter. Jonovan Brown, 28, of Villa Park, was charged with a violation of bail Oct. 24-Oct. 26 Burglary was reported in the 600 bond in the 100 block of E. Maple at block of N. Second. Police said an around 1 a.m. unknown suspect stole a purse that was left unattended in a vehicle Oct. 22 Derrall L. Washington, 40, of sometime between 3 p.m. Oct. 24 Chicago, was charged with criminal and 1 p.m. Oct. 26. damage to property in the 900 block of W. North at around 3:10 a.m. Oct. 24 Theft was reported at a store at Michael P. Miarnowski, 43, of Villa Park, was charged with two counts around 4 p.m. Police said an unof theft that allegedly occurred in the known suspect stole a cell phone that 1-100 block of W. Terrace on Nov. 17 was misplaced in the grocery store. and Nov. 18, 2017. The original complaint and arrest warrant were issued Oct. 21 Theft was reported at a restaurant. on Oct. 24. Timothy R. Ott, 59, of Villa Park, Police said two unknown suspects was charged with criminal trespass left the restaurant without paying for to a vehicle/theft that allegedly oc- their meals sometime between 9:32 curred in the 300 block of N. Ard- and 11:28 a.m. more on Oct. 1. The original complaint and arrest warrant were issued Oct. 19-Oct. 20 A 40-year-old Chicago man was on Oct. 24. Theft was reported at Walgreens in charged with two counts of domestic the 200 block of E. Roosevelt. Police battery, unlawful restraint and unsaid an unknown suspect stole a wal- lawful interference with the reportlet out of a purse that was left mo- ing of domestic violence at a hotel mentarily unsecured and unattended sometime between 11:15 p.m. Oct. while the customer was shopping 19 and 2:34 a.m. Oct. 20.
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314 S. Kenilworth
314 S. Kenilworth
This “Story Book English Tudor” is a 5 bedroom, 3 bath home with 3,100sf of living space and beautiful dark hardwood floors on the 1st & 2nd floor. Additional features include unique aggregate brick masonry with lannon stone highlights that $875,000 NEW PRICE!
This “Story Book English Tudor” is a 5 bedroom, 3 bath home with 3,100sf of living space and beautiful dark hardwood floors on the 1st & 2nd floor. Additional features include unique aggregate brick masonry with lannon stone highlights that enhance this home’s architecture. A beautiful blue/green slate roof with wide copper gutters frames the dramatic gable ends & dormers providing texture and interest for this one of a kind well maintained home. Walk to town, the train, Wilder Park, the Elmhurst Library & Art Museum, & nationally ranked schools – ICGS/ ICCP & Hawthorne Elementary, Sandburg JRHS & York HS. $875,000
Elm Estates McDougall
Elm Estates McDougall
Well maintained McDougal split level with sub basement in Elm Estates. Hardwood floors throughout main level and in bedrooms. Walkout family room has a beautiful stone fireplace & expands out to fully enclosed 3 season room. Eat-in kitchen $479,900 FIRST OFFERING!
Amazing value for south Elmhurst for this California ranch. 1,151 SF with 3 beds, 1 full bath, laundry, eat-in kitchen, dining/living room combo, 1.5 car detached garage, rear deck, across from Visitation parking lot. The home needs work -
Amazing value for south Elmhurst for this California ranch. 1,151 SF with 3 beds, 1 full bath, laundry, eat-in kitchen, dining/living room combo, 1.5 car detached garage, rear deck, across from Visitation parking lot. The home needs work - windows, roof, siding, and updating but is a perfect layout for one floor living. Lots of options - renovate, add-on, or build new. Sold as is. $275,000
Danby Woods Gem!
Danby Woods Gem!
You’re sure to be impressed w/ this ‘Southern Living’ gem w/ custom fluted trim on all 3 floors, separate formals, 1st floor laundry/mudrm, eat-in kitchen, 1st floor family rm, & custombuilt fireplace mantels. 4 BRs up, 3 w/ direct bathroom access,
$275,000 FIRST OFFERING!
$579,900 NEW PRICE!
Charming 5 Bedroom Craftsman!
Charming 5 Bedroom Craftsman!
Highly sought after, walk to town/train location! Large 74 x 172 lot with oversized 2.5 car garage plus an additional separate garage that could be used as a playhouse or an outdoor entertaining space! Walk out basement with huge workroom
Highly sought after, walk to town/train location! Large 74 x 172 lot with oversized 2.5 car garage plus an additional separate garage that could be used as a playhouse or an outdoor entertaining space! Walk out basement with huge workroom has double doors leading to the spacious fenced in backyard with deck, patio & playset, and plenty more room for a garden and more! The exterior of the home is paintable cement board siding with soundproof insulation. One year home warranty included!
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Don’t miss out on this center of town Colonial situated on a double lot and walking distance to downtown Elmhurst, Metra, Award winning schools, and all Elmhurst amentities! Separate formal dining room and living room with fireplace. First floor
This beautiful home located on quiet cul-de-sac is just what you have been searching for. A fantastic floor plan - 2-story living room, great entertaining space in your open-concept kitchen and family room complete with fireplace and slider to $335,000
This beautiful home located on quiet cul-desac is just what you have been searching for. A fantastic floor plan - 2-story living room, great entertaining space in your open-concept kitchen and family room complete with fireplace and slider to your patio and tranquil backyard retreat. Escape upstairs to your massive Master with volume ceilings, large walk-in closet, and ensuite with soaker tub, separate shower and dual sinks. Location can’t be beat just steps to parks and playgrounds, bike trails, White Pines golf course, schools, and major transportation routes. $335,000
Beautifully expanded cape cod in Stratford Hills just blocks from Jefferson Elementary & the IL Prairie Path. Recently updated and expanded offering 4 beds, 2.5 baths, a beautifully landscaped & private yard. Updates include $485,000
First Time Buyer
First Time Buyer
This Elmhurst split level boasts over 2,800 SF of finished living space w/ 4 bedrooms, 2 full baths, a 2.5 car garage, newly remodeled eat-in kitchen, & new carpet/paint. The LL has a huge walkout family rm to the fenced back yard, $384,900
Don’t miss out on this center of town Colonial situated on a double lot and walking distance to downtown Elmhurst, Metra, Award winning schools, and all Elmhurst amentities! Separate formal dining room and living room with fireplace. First floor family room addition. 4 bedrooms up plus a first floor office or potential 5th bedroom/in-law arrangement. Bathrooms on each level, including basement. Hardwood floors, updated kitchen with granite countertops and stainless steel appliance package. 2 car attached garage. 100x150 Lot! $559,900
Great Opportunity Awaits!
Great Opportunity Awaits!
You’re sure to be impressed w/ this ‘Southern Living’ gem w/ custom fluted trim on all 3 floors, separate formals, 1st floor laundry/mudrm, eat-in kitchen, 1st floor family rm, & custom-built fireplace mantels. 4 BRs up, 3 w/ direct bathroom access, 3 fireplaces, one w/ dual exposure to the master BR & master bath. 2 magnificent libraries, a lower level in-law arrangement w/ private bath & wet bar w/ sink, fridge & dishwasher. Covered porch & 2nd floor veranda overlooking a expansive paver brick patio & large yard w/ irrigation & impressive landscaping, a heated 2 car attached garage w/ epoxy floors, & charming Coach House! $579,900
In the Heart of Elmhurst!
In the Heart of Elmhurst!
$425,000 NEW PRICE!
Well maintained McDougal split level with sub basement in Elm Estates. Hardwood floors throughout main level and in bedrooms. Walkout family room has a beautiful stone fireplace & expands out to fully enclosed 3 season room. Eat-in kitchen with granite counters and backsplash, 3 large bedrooms on the 2nd floor with a master bath and additional full bath. Professionally landscaped with paver brick driveway and back patio. 2.5 car attached garage and huge 750 SF basement - ready to be finished. Walk to schools - Jackson, Bryan JRHS, ViZ, & TC. New roof in 09. Quiet, one block street. $479,900
This Elmhurst split level boasts over 2,800 SF of finished living space w/ 4 bedrooms, 2 full baths, a 2.5 car garage, newly remodeled eat-in kitchen, & new carpet/ paint. The LL has a huge walkout family rm to the fenced back yard, bedroom & a new spa-like bathroom. 3 oversized bedrooms up w/ double closets & another large full bathroom. Finished bsmt rec space, storage, & laundry room. In south Elmhurst w/ easy commuter access to highways/ airports, Elmhurst schools, & Oak Brook mall. Two generations have lovingly cared for & maintained this home. $384,900
Beautifully expanded cape cod in Stratford Hills just blocks from Jefferson Elementary & the IL Prairie Path. Recently updated and expanded offering 4 beds, 2.5 baths, a beautifully landscaped & private yard. Updates include kitchen with granite island & SS appliances, roof, windows, HVAC, basement bar, first floor family room, vinyl fence, bathrooms, flooring, & paint. 1st floor full bath & bedroom with 3 beds & full bath up. Oversized 2 car garage with roll up door to backyard - perfect for backyard parties. Large outdoor patio with playset. Finished basement with exterior staircase. Nothing to do but move in! $485,000
8 Car Garage
8 Car Garage
ATTENTION CAR COLLECTORS/MECHANICS, CONTRACTORS, BOAT/RV OWNERS - One of a kind opportunity awaits you on this nearly 1-acre property in unincorporated Villa Park. This property offers a 2014 built, $649,900
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ATTENTION CAR COLLECTORS/MECHANICS, CONTRACTORS, BOAT/RV OWNERS - One of a kind opportunity awaits you on this nearly 1-acre property in unincorporated Villa Park. This property offers a 2014 built, 3800 SF 2-story home with walkout basement + an attached (8) EIGHT CAR garage with the 13 ft high ceilings for potential storage of 16 autos w/ lifts. The home offers 4 beds up, HWF’s, family room w/ fireplace, 1st floor full bath & laundry, master suite w/ spa bath & access to 42x32 attic over the garage for home office, workout room, or other ideas + a walkout basement. $649,900
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This One Has It All!
This is your chance to live on one of the most prestigious streets in town. Walk your kids to award-winning Elmhurst schools, Wilder Park, downtown restaurants & shops, & much more. Host the largest of family parties in your amazing DR $1,599,000
This One Has It All! This is your chance to live on one of the most prestigious streets in town. Walk your kids to award-winning Elmhurst schools, Wilder Park, downtown restaurants & shops, & much more. Host the largest of family parties in your amazing DR that shares a brick FP w/ your chic LR. Relax in the cozy FR that opens to your elegant kitchen. Enjoy a coffee on the balcony off the master BDRM, iced tea on the front patio or a beer on the back patio where you can watch TV on the big screen almost all year round thanks to the outdoor fireplace. Everyone can create their own retreats upstairs among the 4 large BDRMs & 3 opulent, full baths. Send the kids to play in the sports court that’s part of the 4-car garage or downstairs in the full, finished BSMT so you can get work done in the office. Play catch in the large front or back yard! Seize this rare opportunity to own over 4600 SF of luxurious living on a huge (75x203) lot in the heart of Elmhurst! $1,599,000 0x 10
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3/4 Acre Cherry Farm Lot!
3/4 Acre Cherry Farm Lot!
Rare opportunity for a 100 ft wide x 312 ft deep building footprint in Cherry Farm. Premium frontage will accommodate any design and depth offers many options for front and rear yards – circle drive, sports court, pool with pool house + the $899,900 NEW PRICE!
Rare opportunity for a 100 ft wide x 312 ft deep building footprint in Cherry Farm. Premium frontage will accommodate any design and depth offers many options for front and rear yards – circle drive, sports court, pool with pool house + the property backs to additional green space shared by surrounding Hill and Arlington neighbors, great spot for summer BBQ’s, bonfires, and endless fun year round. One of the last undeveloped parcels in Cherry Farm with loads of history dating back to the city’s fore-fathers. The current home, built in the 1800’s, served as the “tenant home” to field workers that harvested the apple & cherry orchards. $899,900
College View 2-Story
College View 2-Story
Very well maintained 2 story in highly sought after College View location. Very large lot w/invisible pet fence and 2 transmitters. All solid oak doors. 2nd floor with spacious master suite w/master bath, 2 large bedrooms, full hall bath, $549,900 NEW PRICE!
Award Winning Schools!
Award Winning Schools!
Take advantage of award-winning 205 school district, park district, & library. Everything is finished w/ over 1500 sq ft of living space. Hardwood floors in living room, Solid recessed panel interior doors, Oak trim throughout. 3 bedrooms on $309,900 NEW PRICE!
Take advantage of award-winning 205 school district, park district, & library. Everything is finished w/ over 1500 sq ft of living space. Hardwood floors in living room, Solid recessed panel interior doors, Oak trim throughout. 3 bedrooms on upper level w/ hardwood under carpeting, 1-1/2 bathrooms, eat-in kitchen w/ granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances, & new tile floor. Spacious family room w/ quarry tile floor. Large laundry room w/ access to fenced backyard w/ patio & garden containing perennial fruit & herb plants. Detached over-sized 2.5 car garage. This fabulous tree-lined neighborhood is close to shopping & parks. $309,900
Builder’s Own Home
Builder’s Own Home
This masonry masterpiece has all the bells & whistles one could want. Extensive millwork, ceiling detail, & hardwood flooring throughout. Loaded w/ top end appliances, custom cabinetry & closets, surround sound, home office, outdoor $1,179,000
This masonry masterpiece has all the bells & whistles one could want. Extensive millwork, ceiling detail, & hardwood flooring throughout. Loaded w/ top end appliances, custom cabinetry & closets, surround sound, home office, outdoor kitchen w/ paver patio/pergola & fireplace, 2 fireplaces, finished basement set up for radiant heat & w/ exterior access, 3 car garage, backup generator, irrigation, fenced yard w/ professional landscaping, paver walkways & driveway, 5 beds up, 4.5 baths, steam showers. All this with Lincoln school, the IL Prairie Path & Spring Rd Business District at your front door! $1,179,000
Very well maintained 2 story in highly sought after College View location. Very large lot w/ invisible pet fence and 2 transmitters. All solid oak doors. 2nd floor with spacious master suite w/ master bath, 2 large bedrooms, full hall bath, custom tray ceilings. Main floor full bath and bedroom. Open floor plan. Fireplace in living room. Eat in area in kitchen. Finished lower level with half bath and possible 5th bedroom, dry bar w/custom lighting, sound system and plenty of storage. New LG programmable washer/dryer. Various WiFi outlets and WiFi light switches throughout. WiFi programmable thermostats. $549,900
The pride of ownership is on display at this expanded 3 bed / 1.5 bath split level in south Elmhurst. Offering a rare, 1st floor family room with vaulted ceilings and gas fireplace off its open kitchen with breakfast bar and dining area with vented $389,900 NEW PRICE! ry live De 019 2 ing Spr
The pride of ownership is on display at this expanded 3 bed / 1.5 bath split level in south Elmhurst. Offering a rare, 1st floor family room with vaulted ceilings and gas fireplace off its open kitchen with breakfast bar and dining area with vented skylight. 3 spacious bedrooms up w/ with HWF’s and a full bath. The LL offers a large rec rm, laundry rm, half bath & exterior access. Many windows replaced in 2005 & new tear off roof & 6” sanitary line w/ cleanout in 2010. Dead-ends at Eldridge Park & Salt Creek Path. $389,900
3 New Home Sites
3 New Home Sites
Choose from 3 luxury home sites being built by long-time Elmhurst builder, Forma Nova Homes and work alongside your own interior designer to pick out all the finishes and fixtures. Fresh, new front elevations and floor plans, sure to
Choose from 3 luxury home sites being built by long-time Elmhurst builder, Forma Nova Homes and work alongside your own interior designer to pick out all the finishes and fixtures. Fresh, new front elevations and floor plans, sure to stand out from all the rest and all set in Elmhurst’s most sought-after neighborhoods. Offering over 4,500sf of finished living space with gracious 10 ft first floor ceilings, hardwood floors & extensive trim/ceiling detail throughout, 5 beds, 4.5 baths, 3-car garage, custom kitchen, high-end appliance package, and a finished basement with bar, wine room and more! Call (630) 279-9500 for pricing/ floor plans/locations.
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Administrator, Willowbrook High School parent among ISBE’s ‘Those Who Excel’ On Oct. 20, District 88 Assistant Superintendent Jean Barbanente and parent of Willowbrook alumni Elaine Ebeling were honored by the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) as recipients of the Those Who Excel
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Award. That program recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions to Illinois public and nonpublic elementary and secondary schools. Barbanente earned an Award
of Meritorious Service (the second-highest award level presented) in the Administrator category, and Ebeling earned an Award of Meritorious Service in the Community Volunteer category.
At left: (Left photo): District 88 Assistant Superintendent Jean Barbanente receives an Award of Meritorious Service in the Administrator category during the Illinois State Board of Education Those Who Excel Banquet on Oct. 20. (Right photo): Barbanente (second from left) is pictured with (from left) District 88 Superintendent Dr. Scott Helton, District 88 Board of Education President Donna Craft Cain and District 88 Board of Education Member Tina Haralambopoulos.
(Left photo: Parent of Willowbrook alumni Elaine Ebeling receives an Award of (third from left) is pictured with (from left) District 88 Superintendent Dr. Scott Helton, Meritorious Service in the Community Volunteer category during the Illinois State District 88 Board of Education President Donna Craft Cain, District 88 Board of EduBoard of Education Those Who Excel Banquet on Oct. 20. (Right photo): Ebeling cation Member Tina Haralambopoulos and Willowbrook Principal Dr. Daniel Krause.
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Elmhurst Youth Baseball Little League
Team 14U placed 2nd in State
On-Line Registration open at www.eybaseball.org
SPRING REGISTRATION FOR 2019 IS NOW OPEN
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Willowbrook students compete in Chili Cook-Off judges, who rated the chili on presentation, flavor, texture, consistency, blend of spices, aroma and color. The winning team members are sophomores Nazzareno Dugo, Brendon Schenke and Ryan Basford. As the winners, they will get to choose a meal to make and enjoy.
THE CENTER ICE YOUTH HOCKEY LEAGUE We play for fun!
REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN - League starts November 13th League Features:
The Center Ice Youth Hockey League is a recreational and instructional league designed to teach boys and girls the game of hockey in a fun, low-stress setting. As a true house league, all practices and all games are held at Center Ice of DuPage Ice Arena. We do not worry about statistics or win/loss records. And there is no checking allowed. The players will learn sportsmanship and teamwork while improving their hockey skills.
18 hours of Total Ice time including approx. 8-10 games All games and practices are indoors at CID 2 Sessions each week A lmhurst YMC E e th Ages 6 -12, open to boys and girls t a r to ec Hockey Dir No USA Hockey fees LEAGUE DIRECTOR - Bill Gorey ...the former Youth Youth League is “no check” Jersey and Socks included One low fee of only $399 for 18 ice times! Includes complimentary pass to attend any STICK & PUCK No membership or joiner fee. and PUBLIC SKATE session during the league. ($125 Value)
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On Oct. 5, students in Willowbrook Career and Technical Education (CTE) teacher Amy Nowak’s Culinary Arts 2 class competed in a Chili Cook-Off. Participants had to research a recipe to make as part of the course’s sauce, soup and starch unit. Entries were evaluated by
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[top left photo] (From left): Junior Tyler Piehl-Haymes, senior Noa Ramsey and senior Angelina Allen put the final touches on their entry for the Willowbrook Culinary Arts 2 Chili CookOff on Oct. 5. [top right photo] (From left) Junior Jendi Quibal, senior Marisol Magana, Ramsey and junior Arlene Patterson prepare their entry for the contest. [bottom left photo]: Pictured are student-made chili recipes that were entered into the contest. [bottom right photo]: (From left) English teacher Cris Calandra, teacher aide Brianna Pensini, Athletic Director Brandon Murphy, English teacher Dan Fliegel and English teacher Mike Sullivan judge the Chili CookOff.
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Sports Willowbrook football team headed to state quarterfinals for third year in a row By Mike Miazga, CORRESPONDENT The Willowbrook football team finds itself in some familiar territory once again. The Warriors were 36-26 winners over Maine West in the second round of the Class 7A state football playoffs in Villa Park. The win moved Willowbrook to a perfect 11-0 and sends it to the state quarterfinals for the third year in a row. Willowbrook lost 60-27 to East St. Louis Senior in the 2016 quarterfinals and 42-7 to Crystal Lake Prairie Ridge in the 2017 quarterfinals. East St. Louis went on to win the Class 7A title that year, while Prairie Ridge went on to win the Class 6A state title last season. Willowbrook heads west to face defending Class 7A state-champion Batavia either Friday or Saturday. Check IHSA.org for day and time with a chance to advance to the state semifinals on the line. In the win against Maine West, the Warriors led 9-7 after the first quarter and 15-14 at halftime before pulling away in the second half. Willowbrook led 29-20 after three quarters. Scott Tumilty scored two touchdowns, including one via an interception return. C.J. Harris also scored two touchdowns, including one via a fumble recovery in the end zone. Willowbrook also tied the longstanding program record for most wins in a season at 11, previously held by the 1975 team. The Warriors now are 29-6 over their last three seasons under coach Nick Hildreth, who has led the Warriors to five playoffs appearancesone short of tying Clint Evans’ six playoff appearances when the school first opened.
Week 12 Preview Willowbrook (11-0) at Batavia (11-0) What: Quarterfinals of the Class 7A state football playoffs When: Friday or Saturday. Check IHSA.org for date and time Where: Batavia High School Last week: Willowbrook 36, Maine West 26; Batavia 59, Moline 32 Seeds: Batavia is the No. 4 seed in the 32-team 7A bracket, while Willowbrook is the No. 5 seed. Outlook: The Warriors are in the state quarterfinals for the third year in a row. And for the third year in a row, Willowbrook faces a team that has the words “state champion” in the equation. Willowbrook’s previous two quarterfinal opponents, East St. Louis Senior and Prairie Ridge, both went on to win state titles, while Batavia is the defending Class 7A state champion. Willowbrook gave up a season-high 26 points to Maine West last week, but broke the 30-point barrier for the fifth game in a row and seventh time this season. Batavia, which won the DuKane Conference title with a 7-0 mark, has faced 11 opponents with a combined 54-54 mark this season and three teams with winning records (6 playoff teams). Willowbrook, which won the West Suburban Conference Gold title at 6-0, has faced 11 opponents with a combined 48-57 record and three teams with winning records (4 playoff teams). Batavia holds wins over Wheaton-Warrenville South (10-1) and St. Charles North (8-3), two other teams that have qualified for the Class 7A state quarterfinals. Those two teams meet this week in Wheaton in one of the two bottom-bracket contests. Batavia has won two state titles since 2013 and has been in the playoffs every year under coach Dennis Piron (who took over in 2011). Up next: The winner of Willowbrook-Batavia faces the winner of No. 1 Chicago Simeon (11-0) against No. 8 Nazareth Academy (101) in the state semifinals (upper-bracket game). If Willowbrook beats Batavia, it either plays in the semifinals at Gately Stadium in Chicago against Simeon or hosts Nazareth Academy.
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Addison Trail boys soccer team enjoys strong season Blazers won 17 games and second regional title in three years
By Mike Miazga CORRESPONDENT
The Addison Trail boys soccer team has plenty to be proud of after the season it turned in this fall. The Blazers finishes 17-6 overall and took second in the West Suburban Conference Gold Division with a 5-1 mark. Addison Trail also won another Class 3A regional title. The Blazers placed seniors Melvin Mora, Eduardo Huerta, Sam Sandoval and Julio Acosta, along with junior Martin Murillo and sophomore Anthony Hernandez, on the all-WSC Gold team. Mora and Huerta earned all-sectional accolades. Mora finished the season with 15 goals and eight assists, while Hernandez had 11 goals and five assists. Acosta ended his season with seven goals and six assists. Sandoval, the team’s goalie, recorded 13 shutouts and had a goals-against average of 1.00 and also had an 87% save percentage. “We played excellent defense all season long,” coach Ryan Dini said. “Of our 17 wins, 13 were shutouts against a very difficult schedule. We started off the season 3-4 and ended up
winning 14 of our last 16 games. This shows the team really came together after our first third of the season and started playing team soccer. Our players started trusting everyone and we moved the ball side to side very well. I also think we did a great job transitioning on teams from offense to defense with our speed. We were excellent at the counter attack and were able to get a lot of goals on this type of attack.” Dini took time to laud the efforts of senior midfielder Alexis Delapaz, Huerta and Sandoval in particular for their varied key contributions to the team’s success. Delapaz scored in three of the team’s last four games after scoring once in the previous 19 contests. “This was huge for us because it added another individual who could put the ball in the net at the end of the season,” said Dini. Huerta, a senior, was strong for the Blazers at center back. “Eduardo was so solid in the center of our defense and was consistent all year,” the coach said. “He cleaned up our mistakes and was one of the better defenders in the state this year. We are really going to miss him next season.” Sandoval had the aforementioned 13 shutouts in goal. “To have 13 shutouts this year was incredible,” said Dini. “He also was the leader of this team. His instruction to his teammates and making sure we kept our shape was very important for our team. He also had some huge saves in conference
and in the playoffs to allow us to have a 17-6 record this season.” Dini said he’s most proud of the team winning the regional title. “It’s our second one in the last three years so that is special,” he said, noting the last one before 2016 came back in 2000. “As you can see, there was a big gap between 2000 and 2016. I also am proud of how this group went unranked to begin the season and finished in the top 20 in the polls (by two media outlets). Also, making the sectionals is never easy, so making it to the last 32 teams in the state was a good achievement. We ended up losing to Benet Academy in double overtime and they only lost four times all year. Dini noted the Blazers return nine of 20 players next season. “We did have a lot of seniors this year, but they showed great leadership, so I hope our younger players learned a lot from them,” he said. “We have to replace our starting goalie, three of our four defenders and our whole midfield. This will be very difficult, especially considering how well our team played this year. With that being said, our JV and sophomore team had some very nice players who should transition nicely to the varsity level next year. That is very exciting. We also had some players who chose to play club or academy soccer this past season, so if we can add a few of them we should have a strong team again next season.”
Fenton’s Elizondo, Kirkwood compete at state cross country Bison girls volleyball team concludes milestone season
By Mike Miazga CORRESPONDENT
A pair of Fenton cross-country runners wrapped up their seasons in the state finals meet this past weekend. On the boys’ side, Fenton junior Samuel Elizondo finished 66th in the Class 2A state finals meet at Detweiler Park in Peoria. He covered the course in 15:53.12. In the Class 2A girls’ race, Fenton senior Ruth Kirkwood finished 186th with a time of 20:39.66. Fenton Girls Volleyball The Fenton girls volleyball team finished the season with a 24-12 overall mark and went 3-3 in Metro Suburban Conference Red Division play. Fenton’s Vicky Krzyszkowski and Mackenzie Miller earned all-conference honors.
Miller was tops in service percentage at 96.8% or 399 serves inbounds out of 412 attempts. Miller also had 92 service aces. Krzyszkowski led the team with 224 kills and 56 blocks. Miller was tops in setting assists with 596. Miller also led the team in digs with 146. “The team focused on going out and playing at a high level just about every match,” Fenton coach Kelly Kleidorfer said. “We had very few ‘off’ matches. No matter the level of competition, we did our best to play the type of volleyball we wanted to play.” Kleidorfer said the team’s biggest strides came in the passing department. “I think our passing improved the most,” she said. “It usually has been a weakness for our program, but we did have glimpses of being a really good passing team.” Kleidorfer had plenty to be proud of both offensively and defensively with this year’s squad. “Offensively, when we were able to get the ball to Mackenzie in a good spot, she made
the right decision more often than not and our hitters were very aggressive with their attacks. We had four girls with more than 100 kills, where in years past our team leader was barely over 100. Defensively, our communication level was much better this season. While we did have some balls that hit the floor due to miscommunication, there were a lot fewer than in the past and that made us a much better team.” Miller and Krzyszkowski were named the team’s co-MVPs, while Agata Kukielko earned the team’s coaches award. “Mackenzie was on varsity for four years and the other two for three years,” said Kleidorfer. “Their leadership and determination were huge in the team having the success we had. There were days where they could not be stopped and they gave us everything they had every day. The program will greatly miss them.” Fenton achieved several key goals
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Willowbrook’s Palma competes in girls state cross-country meet Warriors senior bests regional time AT/WB co-op swimmers second at Gold Division meet
By Mike Miazga CORRESPONDENT
Willowbrook senior Victoria Palma finished 66th at the recent Class 3A girls state cross-country meet in Peoria at Detweiler Park. Palma covered the layout in 17:50.93 and averaged 5:57 per mile.
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during the season. “What we are most proud of with this group is we talked about winning a tournament and winning 20 matches at the beginning of the season and the girls exceeded both of those by winning two tournaments and 24 matches,” said Kleidorfer. “For a program that hadn’t had a lot of recent success, the girls did not shy away from shooting for high goals.” Fenton will be switching conferences next year, moving from the MSC to the Upstate Eight Conference. “That will be new to us,” said Kleidorfer. “We have played a few of those teams, but it is a very solid conference. However, as a public school we are very excited to be joining a
Palma took sixth at the regional with a time of 18:01 and finished 12th at the sectional with a time of 18:12. She was eighth at the West Suburban Conference Gold Division meet with a time of 18:16.
girls swimming team finished second at the recent West Suburban Conference Gold Division meet at both the varsity and frosh-soph levels. AT-Willowbrook’s Elissa Haake won the 200 and in the process broke the West Suburban Conference Gold Willowbrook boys Division meet record. cross country Caitlin Brennan was third at the Willowbrook senior Matt Caron frosh-soph level in the 200. ran a personal-record time 15:52 at Haake also won the 50 conference the recent Class 3A Niles West boys title, while Kyle Moses was fourth. cross-country sectional. DeAnna Tate took third at the frosh-soph level. Addison Trail-Willowbrook In the 100 butterfly, Nancy Obrzut girls swimming The Addison Trail-Willowbrook
was fourth, while Victoria Janiszewski was third at the frosh-soph level. Brennan was fourth in the race. AT-Willowbrook was second in the 200 relay at both levels. The varsity team consisted of Nancy Obrzut, Anna Christiansen, Natalie Obrzut and Haake. The frosh-soph team included Tate, Ava Banaszak, Brennan and Janiszewski. Christiansen took third in the 100 backstroke at the varsity level. Haake also won the 500 free at the varsity level, while Delaney Gayon was fourth. Natalia Sawicka
First Fenton boys soccer team to win sectional
were named to the all-conference team. Jaramillo, a sophomore who wears uniform No. 20, was named to the all-sectional team. Jaramillo led the team in scoring with 18 goals and six assists. Salas tallied 13 goals and was tops on the team with 10 assists. Madej had five goals and three assists, while Jason Fuentes had four goals and one assist. Goalie Carlos Popoca allowed only 23 goals, had five shutouts and finished with a goals-against average of 1.55. “The team overcame a bad start and finished strong and ended up winning regionals and was the first team ever in the school’s history to win sectionals and advance to su-
was fourth in the 500 free at the frosh-soph level. Carly Zaprzal was third at the varsity level in the 100 breaststroke, while Banaszak was third at the frosh-soph level. AT-Willowbrook finished fourth at both levels in the 400 relay. Suzzane Ramirez, Nell Pawlowski, Gayon and Haake comprised the varsity team, while Emma Wrzeszcz, Regina Brisbois, Moses and Brennan made up the frosh-soph team. In the 100, Ellie Hassler won the frosh-soph race, while Tate was third.
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(Continued from page 15) public-school conference. In terms of on the court next season, we are losing a lot with the graduating seniors. But we feel we have girls who didn’t play a whole lot this season who are ready to step in and join forces with our juniors that did play a lot. We expect middle blocker Julianna Krebasch will only continue to get better and right side Britania Aguilar will take another step forward and Sidney Minard will expand her role from serving specialist to being on the court a lot. Noha Zaggoti will take over at setter and Iza Faron will play a role in the back row. Now that we have experienced success, we don’t plan to fall back to the down years the program experienced.”
By Mike Miazga CORRESPONDENT
The Fenton boys soccer team enjoyed historic success this season. The Bison made it all the way to the supersectional round of the Class 2A state playoffs. Fenton lost to Crystal Lake South 5-0 in the Class 2A Burlington Central supersectional and ended up as one of the top eight teams in Class 2A this season. Fenton finished the season with a 14-8-1 overall mark and went 5-1 in conference play. Fenton had no shortage of allMSC performers. Abraham Sanchez, Konrad Madej, Ismael Ibarez, Branny Salas and Ivan Jaramillo all
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