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Illinois Senate passes broader K2 ban CDC: 99 percent of cannabinoid cases have occurred in Illinois

In the wake of a wave of deaths The measure, Senate Bill 2341, make synthetics subject to emergen- a Class 3 felony charge, while those The measure passed the Senate related to synthetic cannabis over- would add all synthetic cannabinoids cy controlled substance scheduling. charged with simple possession without opposition. It is scheduled for doses, the Illinois Senate approved to the Controlled Substances Act and Manufacturers would be subject to would face a Class 4 felony. consideration in the House. a plan b to broaden the classification of such drugs, which often skirt the law through minute tweaks to their formulae.

We can’t afford to be stuck in a cycle of reacting to these irresponsible and deadly chemistry experiments.” –Sen. Jacqueline Collins, D-Chicago

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“After the careful consideration taken to weigh the implications of new restrictions on drugs, I want to thank my colleagues in the Senate for swiftly passing this legislation, and I urge the House to do the same,” said Sen. Jacqueline Collins (D-Chicago), who sponsored the bill. “Many synthetic cannabinoids are already illegal, but by broadening the criteria, we ensure that they can’t be made legal by small and potentially deadly changes to their chemical formulae.” Since March, news reports throughout the Midwest have told of the use of synthetic cannabinoids – called by names like “fake weed” and “K2” – leading to deaths and severe hemorrhaging. The Centers for Disease Control reported that 99 percent of these cases have occurred in Illinois. “We can’t afford to be stuck in a cycle of reacting to these irresponsible and deadly chemistry experiments,” Collins said. “We must act now to stop future deaths.”

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Elmhurst, Oakton Community Colleges sign two transfer agreements gram that will enable students to concurrently pursue an associate degree from Oakton and a bachelor’s degree from Elmhurst. “It’s all about better serving students by determining their needs and figuring out how we, as administrators and faculty, can work together to provide opportunities for them to reach their full potential,” said Elm-

Guerrieri named Chief of Investigations for State’s Attorney

Bob has had, and continues to enjoy, a distinguished and exemplary career in law enforcement.” – Robert Berlin

As Chief, Guerrieri will supervise nine investigators and support staff responsible for all investigations of criminal offenses, service of subpoenas, summons, warrants and evidence preparation among other duties. “Bob has had, and continues to enjoy, a distinguished and exemplary career in law enforcement,” Berlin said.

NCHSS ranks most dangerous cities in U.S.

The National Council for Home Safety and Security released their Top 100 Most Dangerous Cities in America ranking for 2018. The top ten most dangerous cities (per average rate of violent crime, per 100,000 people) are: 1. East St. Louis, Illinois 2. Darby Borough, Pennsylvania 3. Opa Locka, Florida 4. Florida City, Florida 5. Flint, Michigan 6. Detroit, Michigan 7. Saginaw City, Michigan 8. College Park, Georgia 9. Prichard, Alabama 10. West Memphis, Arkansas The FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting database was consulted and crime reports were downloaded for the years 2010-2014 (the most recent years available) for multiple jurisdictions. This database is restricted to agencies that serve at least 10,000 people. After eliminating data for any jurisdiction that was purely “regional” (not a municipality), not present at least 3 of the 5 years, or with multiple missing entries, 3,482 towns/cities remained for analysis. More information can be found in the methodology section. The report was formally released on May 7, 2018.

In addition, Berlin announced the promotion of Special Investigator Dave Zdan to Deputy Chief of Investigations. He also named former Naperville Police Department Patrol Watch Commander John McAnally as the Office’s newest Investigator.

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hurst College President Troy D. VanAken. “We’re pleased to build on our individual and institutional connections with Oakton, and welcome more Oakton students to Elmhurst.” “Today is a great day for Oakton students,” Oakton President Joianne L. Smith said during a signing ceremony held Tuesday at the Oakton campus in Des Plaines. “The agreements make it easier for students to earn their bachelor’s degrees and allow them to take courses concurrently at both Elmhurst and Oakton at the Oakton tuition rate, saving

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Three years after the initial outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease at the Illinois Veterans Home at Quincy, residents of that facility and others like it are still waiting for Gov. Bruce Rauner to be proactive in detecting and removing Legionella bacteria from state-run facilities. State Senator Tom Cullerton (D-Villa Park) took charge of the situation Thursday by passing House Bill 4278, which requires an Illinois veterans Home to notify facility residents and their emergency contacts within 24 hours if two or more residents in the home have been diagnosed with an infectious disease in period of one month or less. “This is a commonsense measure that puts the health of our veterans

ahead of bureaucracy,” Cullerton said. “In 2015, the families of the servicemen and women residing the Illinois Veterans Home at Quincy should have been notified of the Legionnaires’ disease epidemic, but Gov. Rauner’s administration left them and their loved ones in the dark. This is simply unacceptable and we can’t let it happen again.” House Bill 4278 also requires veterans homes to post notification of the incidence of the infectious disease in a visible place near the facility’s main entrance. Once those requirements have been met, they must notify the Departments of Veterans’ Affairs and Public Health of the incidence of the infectious disease. “When your loved one is in harm’s

way, you want to know,” Cullertons said. “This measure ensures that caretakers and family members have health care information as soon as possible to make the best possible medical decisions.” The measure was introduced in response to Rauner’s mismanagement of the Legionnaires’ disease outbreaks at the Quincy Veterans Home. Despite signs of the spread of bacteria reaching epidemic proportions, the state did not notify the public about the deadly 2015 outbreak until nearly a week later. This week WBEZ reported that a workplace safety reprimand was issued by the state Department of Labor which said the Department of Veterans Affairs failed to effectively

notify all employees of the outbreak. This undermines the insistent claims by Director Erica Jeffries that her department was “very clear” in its Legionnaires’ warnings to Quincy staff. “This is a real shame. The gross mismanagement of the Quincy Veterans Home is disgraceful,” Cullerton said. “If the governor’s administration is refusing to use common sense, the General Assembly will put protocol and procedures in place to ensure our nation’s heroes receive the best possible care and service we can offer.” House Bill 4278 is supported by the Better Government Association, the Veterans of Foreign Wars and Illinois AMVETS. It passed the Senate and House with bipartisan support.

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A bill introduced in the Illinois Senate would mandate transparency and accuracy in the governor’s annual budget proposal. State Senator Tom Cullerton (D-Villa Park) advanced House Bill 5814, which forces the governor’s office to record late interest payments as a separate line item in its appropriations to state agencies. This paints a clearer picture of the state’s funds and slows the depletion of funding needed to run those

agencies. “As legislators, we can’t negotiate a proper budget when we don’t know how much money is owed or where it is going,” Cullerton said. Currently, most late payment interest penalties accrue at a rate of 12 percent per month for bills unpaid after 90 days, while healthcare bills accumulate interest at a rate of 9 percent after 30 days. The interest penalties are paid from the same appropriation line,

depleting the amount a state agency can spend for its operations. The bill forces the governor’s budget to include separate line item requests to for prompt pay interest payments. “This practice will force all future governors to be more realistic when presenting a budget to the general assembly and public,” Cullerton said. “We need to make sure governors, whether they are republican and democrat, do not attempt

to hide behind phony numbers.” The comptroller’s January 2018 Debt Transparency Report confirmed that taxpayers owe approximately $887 million in late payment interest penalties — despite the fact that over $140 million in interest penalties was paid out in calendar 2017. House Bill 5814 passed the Senate’s State Government Committee with bipartisan support and moves to the full Senate for consideration.

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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.

the 400 block of W. Division. Police said that between 5 and 6:45 p.m., an unknown suspect discharged a firearm approximately two times and shattered the rear windshield of a vehicle parked on the street. A male juvenile from Villa Park was issued a citation for unlawful consumption of alcohol in the 1600 block of S. Ardmore at around 11:19 p.m.

Addison May 6 Sipriano A. Tomas-Garcia, 46, of Addison, was charged with DUI sub- May 4 sequent to investigating an accident Brian A. Luce, 34, of Bakcerville, in the 900 block of Sumner Drive at Va., was issued citations for possesaround 10:35 p.m. sion of cannabis and littering in the 400 block of E. St. Charles at around May 5 8:03 a.m. Jorge E. Gomez, 36, of Glen ElMichael Allen McCabe, 23, of Villyn, was issued a citation for criminal la Park, was issued a citation for postrespass to real property in the 1-100 session of cannabis and charged with block of Michael Lane at around driving while license revoked and no 8:16 p.m. Police said Gomez entered front license plate near Monterey and upon property after receiving notice Wildwood at around 1:54 a.m. that such entry was forbidden. May 3 May 4 Jennifer A. Chojnacki, 44, of ChiMisael Ortega, 18, of Bensenville, cago, was charged with theft in the was charged with violation of a bail 700 block of S. Route 83 on Feb. 20. bond in the 600 block of W. Beach The original complaint and arrest Drive at around 11:09 a.m. Police warrant were issued May 3. said Ortega entered upon protected Criminal damage was reported in property, violating his bail bond con- the 1-100 block of E. St. Charles. dition. Police said that between noon April 24 and 8 a.m. May 3, an unknown Villa Park suspect(s) damaged a window and May 5 the stucco around the window on the A 43-year-old Villa Park man was north side of the building with some charged with two counts of domestic type of BB or pellet gun. battery in the 700 block of W. Merle Alicia J. McGee, 20, of Lombard, at around 12:04 a.m. was issued citations for possession Criminal damage was reported in of cannabis and possession of drug

paraphernalia, and was charged with driving while license suspended, improper lighting and no insurance near Roosevelt and Westmore at 12:58 a.m. Richard B. Boezio, Jr., 21, of Lombard and Vincenzo Spano, 21, of West Chicago, were both charged with two counts of battery in the 1-100 block of W. Roosevelt on March 4. The original complaints and arrest warrants were issued on May 2.

200 block of E. Roosevelt at around 12:55 a.m. Police said an unknown male suspect removed several boxes of allergy medication from the display shelf and left the store without paying for items.

around 12:59 a.m. April 29 Dominic J. Ranieri, 18, of Villa Park, was issued a citation for possession of cannabis near Harvard and Park at around 3:42 p.m.

April 15 April 30 Lauren E.R. Bassett, 18, of Declan P. Hurley, 22, of Villa Park, was charged with disorderly Bloomingdale, was charged with conduct in the 600 block of S. Har- leaving the scene of an accident involving damage to attended vevard at around 4:01 p.m. Kathy Y. James, 51, of Lom- hicle, failure to give information to bard, was charged with DUI, illegal owner after striking an unattended transportation of alcohol, use of an vehicle or property and failure to May 1 Jose M. Pineda-Fuentes, 45, of electronic communication device report an accident to police authorVilla Park, was charged with two while driving and no insurance in ity by a driver near Park and Adcounts of DUI and disobeying a the 1000 block of S. Westmore at dison between 12:01 and 5:58 a.m. traffic control device near Roosevelt and Ardmore at around 1:48 a.m. A female juvenile from Villa Park was charged with two counts of battery and criminal damage to property in the 300 block of N. Altorfer Holdings Inc. has acquired Patten Industries, Inc., the Iowa at 3:44 p.m., while a second Caterpillar® dealer in northern Illinois and northwest Indiana. The female juvenile from Villa Park acquisition expands the Caterpillar service territory currently managed was charged with battery in the by the Altorfer family. The Altorfer family also operates and manages same location between 4 and 5 p.m. Altorfer Inc., the Caterpillar dealer in eastern Iowa, northeast Missouri Retail theft was reported at a and central Illinois. convenience store at around 11:56 “I am excited and humbled by the opportunity to welcome the a.m. Police said an unknown male dedicated employees of Patten Ind. into the Altorfer family,” said suspect removed beer from the disDerek Altorfer, president of both companies. “Together we will build play cooler and left the store withupon the traditions of both companies in addition to providing a level out paying for the items. of customer service unmatched by anyone else.” Criminal damage was reported Together, the companies bring 147 years of experience to serving in the 300 block of N. Ardmore. Caterpillar customers. Police said that between 6:30 a.m. “We look forward to serving customers in northern Illinois and and 6:30 p.m., an unknown suspect northwest Indiana and pledge to bring ownership and operational smashed out the rear window of a efficiencies to help enhance their success” said Bruce Altorfer, vehicle parked in the lot. chairman, Altorfer Inc. Retail theft was reported in the

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Community Capsules What’s happening at Villa Park Village Hall


The Villa Park Board of Trustees meeting held at Village Hall on Monday, May 7, 2018 began with Village President Al Bulthuis reading a Proclamation recognizing Municipal Clerks Week. Bulthuis specifically called out Village Clerk Hosannah Korynecky, thanking her for all the work she does in the service of the Board and the Village. • During the Consent Agenda portion of Monday’s meeting, the Board approved the Minutes from the Board meeting of April 23, 2018. The Bill Listing for the weeks of April 23 and April 30, 2018, with a total amount of $823,174 was also approved. • Being a change in the Municipal Code, the Board discussed the First reading of an Ordinance amending the minimum fines for certain ordinance violations and codifying the prepayment penalties for minor violations. The minimum fine of $75 (maximum of $750) has not been changed since 2011. The new minimum will be $100 (maximum $750). For offenses considered more serious in nature such as drug cases, disorderly conduct, trespass and others. According to Chief of Police Mike


Betty Jane Ahearn, 88 Betty Jane Ahearn, nee Veskauf, of Villa Park, passed away recently at the age of 88. Beloved wife of John “Jack”. Loving mother of Kathleen May Ahearn, Mary Ann (Lawrence) Platt and Patricia (Francis Patrick) Murphy. Dear grandmother of Eric (Lauren) Lindholm, Kristen Lindholm, Kimberly (Lisa) Platt, Kevin (Heather) Platt, Julie (Bruce) Stumbaugh. Great grandmother of Evelyn and Rosalie Lindholm, Jordyn, Seraphina and Emmamae Platt, Chandler Stumbaugh. Fond sister of the late Dorothy (Bernie) Kackert, Eileen (Bill) Jansen. Aunt and great aunt of many. Funeral service es were held on Thursday, May 10, 2018 at St. Alexander Church, 300 S. Cornell, Villa Park. Interment St. Joseph Cemetery, River Grove, IL. Memorials to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital at appreciated. Arrangements provided by Steuerle Funeral Home 350 S. Ardmore Ave, Villa Park. For information, call 630-832-4161. Hattie V. Robertson, 96 Hattie V. Robertson, nee Paluch, of Lombard, passed away recently at the age of 96. Beloved wife of the late Donald R. Loving mother of Candace (the late Tony) Castellano, Lynn (Frank) Nusbaum, Pamela Rank and Mark (Michelle) Robertson. Proud grandmother of 12. Great grandmother of 9. Funeral services were held on Monday May 14, 2018 at Steuerle Funeral Home 350 S. Ardmore Ave, Villa Park. Interment to follow at Queen of Heaven Cemetery Hillside IL. Arrangements provided by Steuerle Funeral Home. For information, call 630-832-4161.

Lay, minor offenses ($100 minimum fine) include violation of park hours, possession of tobacco by a minor, violation of curfew and others. The Ordinance also allows fines to be paid without the offender having to appear at an adjudication hearing. • The Board also discussed the First reading of an Ordinance raising the rates charged for water. As the DuPage Water Commission has raised water rates to municipalities as of May 1, 2018 by six cents per thousand gallons, Village staff has proposed raising the rate to Villa Park water users by 16 cents per thousand gallons as of October 1, 2018. The new rate would be $9.01 per thousand gallons to allow the Village’s Water Fund to maintain a positive operating cash flow and sufficient operating reserve. • The Board also discussed the First reading of an Ordinance amending local regulations for the co-location of small wireless facilities. This Ordinance amendment is needed to comply with the State of Illinois Public Act 100-0585, which allows wireless telecommunication providers to install new, small wireless facilities within public right-of-way. This act is effective June 1, 2018. According to Village President Bulthuis, the act takes away some of the Village’s ability to regulate such facilities. • The Board voted unanimously to

approve the Second (final) reading of an Ordinance amending regulations for police alarm systems and false alarms. According to Village Manager Rich Keehner, the Police Department responds to hundreds of false burglar alarm activations annually. The current fine structure was deemed too low to force alarm owners to “make the necessary corrections to prevent continual false” alarms. An increase in fines will help reduce the amount of false alarms and also assist the police with maintaining current and accurate records for alarm permit holders. • The Board next heard a presentation by Heather Schady of the Active Transportation Alliance who helped put together the proposed ‘Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan’ for Villa Park. The plan was put together starting in May of 2017 with the goal of identifying barriers to walking and biking in the Village. With worldclass bike paths (Prairie Path, Great Western Trail and Salt Creek Greenway), Villa Park is a destination for bicyclists. Having the plan in place will help with grant applications for things like way points on the paths, lane markings and path maintenance. • The Board of Trustees voted

Gregory Paul Becht, 64 Gregory Paul (Greg) Becht of Villa Park, died Thursday, May 3, 2018 following a brief illness, at the age of 64. Greg was born in Evergreen Park in 1953, the son of Fred and Mary Doris (nee Zinnen) Becht. Greg grew up in Markham and later relocated to Villa Park after his mother was remarried to Arthur Brilliant of Villa Park. Greg had many interests and hobbies. Greg loved animals, such as birds, reptiles, etc. He cared for robins (raising several from abandoned babies), iguanas, even piranhas. His latest “friends” were an assortment of birds. He was a devoted karate student and practitioner for a large part of his life. Greg practiced regularly despite having severe arthritis. He was an avid guitarist and derived great pleasure from building and repairing guitars and amps, as well as playing. Another early hobby was lapidary arts and jewelry-making. American Indian history was another area of special interest to Greg. Musically he loved classic rock in particular, but also listened to a variety of musical styles such as classical and jazz. He will be greatly missed by his brother Fred (Nancy) Becht. Greg is pre-deceased by his father Fred, his mother Mary Doris, and his stepfather Arthur Brilliant. In lieu of flowers, please go out and enjoy a good meal (preferably Chinese food!) and lift a glass in Greg’s memory. Memorial visitation was held on Friday, May 11, 2018 at Steuerle Funeral Home, 350 S. Ardmore Avenue, Villa Park. For additional information, call 630-832-4161.

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unanimously to approve a Resolution to contract with GreenLight Construction Group of Lombard for installation of a new roof at Fire Station 82 (102 W. Plymouth Ave.) in the amount of $28,375. • The Board also approved a Resolution authorizing purchase of three 2018 Ford Utility Police Interceptor vehicles through the Suburban Purchasing Cooperative in the amount to $83,961. • A Resolution authorizing participation by Villa Park in the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) community rating system (CRS) program was also approved by the Board of Trustees. The CRS was designed to provide flood insurance discounts to residents in communities that participate. The cost to the Village for certification is $20,000 plus $2,000 per year. Joining the program will result in a discount from 5% to 45% in insurance rates. According to Village staff, residents currently pay nearly $180,000 per year for insurance policies covering about $19 million in assets. • An addendum to an existing agreement with V3 Industries was approved by the Board as a Resolution. The addendum authorizes an addi-

tional $45,000 for the Jackson Pond Project design. According to Director of Public Works Vydis Juskelis, additional services beyond the original scope of the project (flood relief via expansion of Jackson Pond) have been required, thus adding to the overall costs. Some of the extra services included evaluation of an expanded service area, survey and easements for alternate outlet routes, design of pedestrian lighting, grading revisions due to soil conditions, a grant application for $3.5 million and other items. • The Board approved three new appointments (A) and 16 reappointments (R) to various boards and commissions. (See separate story in this issue for a list of the volunteers and the Boards & Commissions they are serving.) • After Village President Al Bulthuis read a Proclamation recognizing May as Historical Preservation Month, Carole Marcus, Chair of the Historical Preservation Commission presented two awards to Villa Park residents. Mark and Jessical Paulsen were recognized for their 1914 house ‘The Haydon House.’ John Pawlak was also awarded a plaque for his maintenance of the 1925 Sears Catalog house he owns on W. Park.

Village appoints new Commissioners More volunteers sought


Three new appointees and sixteen reappoints to various Villa Park Boards and Commissions took place on Monday, May 7 during the Village Board of Trustees meeting. Village President Al Bulthuis thanked the volunteers for their participation, but noted there are still many unfilled seats on Commissions such as Historical Preservation and Community Pride. After Carole Marcus, who has served on the Historical Preservation Commission for many years, presented the Commission’s annual awards in connection with Historical Preservation Month she asked

resents who are interested to join the HPC. “My commission needs commissioners, “ Marcus said. “We only have two and need three more. We meet the first Thursday of every other month.“ “Send the applications to serve right to me,” Bulthuis said. Applications to join a commission are available at Village Hall or online at the Village’s web site at There are many opportunities available on the 15 different Committees, Boards and Commissions that help support the Village. The most recent appointments have a term from May 7, 2018 through April 30, 2021 except the Sugar Creek Golf Course Admin. Board appointment of Trustee Don Kase, which runs through April 30, 2019.

College news

Resident earns MS degree Villa Park resident Prathyush Mudumbi Srinivasan has graduated from University of the Cumberlands in Williamsburg, Ky., with a MS in Information Systems Security. Loveday receives medical degree Jenna Dot Loveday, DO, was one of 250 medical students who received the doctor of osteopathic medicine (DO) degree from Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences in commencement ceremonies Saturday, May Jenna Dot Loveday, DO 5. The daughter of Joseph and Lynne Loveday, Dr. Loveday graduated from Willowbrook High School and earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Brigham Young University. Dr. Loveday will complete postdoctoral training in Internal Medicine at a Nevada Hospital.

Other appointments were: Cable TV Commission Sid Bergh (R) and Jean Hockensmith (R) Economic Development Commission Lary Calvert (R), Ben Gulino (R) and Tony Oddo (R) Historical Preservation Commission Jose Castillo (R) and Carol Marcus (R) Zoning & Planning Commission Ken Jackson (R), Jason Jarrett (R), Mike Orlowski (R), Morgan RIckel (R) and Larry Calvert (A) Senior Concerns Commission Bob Allan (R) Traffic & Safety Commission John (Jack) Cuthbertson (R), J Pienkos (R) Carl Timmerman (R), Karent Timmerman (R) and Marie Geishecker (A).

Cavazos obtains degree from U-Nebraska-Lincoln Stephanie Ann Cavazos of Villa Park was among nearly 3,200 graduates who received degrees from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln during commencement exercises May 4 and 5. Cavazos earned a Bachelor of Journalism from the College of Journalism and Mass Communications. Wiede makes Dean’s List at Belmont U Villa Park resident Elisabeth Wiede qualified for the Spring 2018 Dean’s List at Belmont University in Nashville. Resident presents Senior Novel Kevin Thornton, a resident of Villa Park, was one of 27 University of Dallas English majors to recently present a senior novel capstone project. The presentations are the culmination of intensive research and writing on a major English-language novel and are required of all English majors in order to satisfy degree requirements. Thornton presented on the novel At Swim-Two-Birds by Flann O’Brien.

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District 88 Board awards David Koch scholarships During its April 30 meeting, the District 88 Board of Education named Addison Trail senior Angela Addante and Willowbrook senior Syeda Lubna Shah as the recipients of the David Koch/Board of Education Scholarship for the 2017-18 school year. Read more about Addante at site/page/7968 and more about Shah at Since spring 1984, the David Koch/ Board of Education Scholarship has been given in honor of former District 88 Superintendent Dr. David Koch. Koch retired as superintendent in June 1983 and completed 35 years of service to the district. He also was the first

principal of Addison Trail. Scholarship recipients are chosen from the 18 students named as 88’s Best during the school year. The District 88 Board of Education and administration created the 88’s Best award to highlight students’ success. That award recognizes nine Addison Trail and nine Willowbrook students each school year for reaching their personal best in various areas. Recipients are honored during a District 88 Board of Education meeting in one of the following areas: academics, highly improved performance, extracurricular activities, service work or performing arts/ electives.

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they tell us, anyway. Thing is, what type of adventure isn’t specified so I guess we are left to our own devices. Most of us would welcome a non-stop, exciting, inspiring all-expense-paid and anything-but-banal adventure. Truth is, some things are easier said than done. There are practically an infinite number of real-life non-adventuresome adventures that can (and do) interfere and impede our ability to experience the jaw-dropping, isn’tthis-the-best adventures that we’d choose if given the choice. Getting the garbage to the curb on the right day. Paying the mortgage each month. Scheduling a dental appointment. Making the bed. Dirty laundry. Dirty toilets. Moldy cheese. Changing the oil in the mini van. Changing the sheets. Bird poop on your windshield. Dog poop in the yard. Metaphorical poop in the least wanted of places. Dust bunnies everywhere. Every day life. It may not feel anything remotely close to an adventure, but it can be. It’s all what we make of it. Why not make yours adventuriffic? Let’s say you have to take the garbage down to the street every Monday. This is a reality at my house. The task might not seem thrilling, but my husband has found a way to create adventures in garbage. (Sounds messy!) Each week he challenges himself to see how many bags of household rubbish he can squeeze into our trash container. Ditto that for the recycling receptacle. Last week was a new record for him (and my sons who are called upon to help squish and sometimes stomp the trash).

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I honestly think it was one of By the highlights JILL of his weekend. PERTLER At least it made Slices him smile. of Life Adventures will do that for you. I find joy when I do a sock-load of laundry and end up with no errant mismatches. Likewise when I go to look for the masking tape and it is in its assigned drawer and not under a couch or in someone’s car. Double that for a sharpened pencil with the eraser still attached. Adventures in the mundane – why not take them and make them whenever and wherever you can get them? Not all adventures have to be mundane. That would be pretty boring. You can create the adventures of your choosing. Grab the steering wheel; kick it into high gear and take charge. Jump in the deep end. Jump in the shallow end. Ride a roller coaster. Ride a merry-go-round. Apply for a new job. Keep an old one. Tell a joke. Laugh at a joke. Paint the kitchen. Watch paint dry. Race a gokart. Practice parallel parking. Adopt a rescue pet. Go fishing. Meet a friend for lunch. Pay it forward. Plant a garden. Book a trip. Read a book. Learn to make mozzarella. Make a candle. Burn the candle at both ends. Go to a game. Play in the game. Take a walk with your spouse. Hold hands. Fall in love for the first time. Fall in love for the last time. Tell someone you love them. Tell someone you love them every day for 10, 20 or 50-plus years. Make it what it can be. Life is an adventure right there in front of us ready for the taking. Pursue it in your own way. Banal or thrilling it’s your choice. Define it for yourself and then go for it. You’ve not a minute to waste. Cheesy, yes. But sometimes cheese speaks the truth. Jill Pertler is an award-winning syndicated columnist, published playwright, author and member of the National Society of Newspaper Columnists. Don’t miss a slice; follow the Slices of Life page on Facebook.

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446 W 2nd, Elmhurst

446 W 2nd, Elmhurst

Meticulously maintained inside & out, the original owners have constantly updated this home w/ today’s finishes & decor throughout. Updates include, a fully finished basement w/ 5th bed, full bath, media room, game area, & wet bar, completely $799,900 OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY 1-3PM

Meticulously maintained inside & out, the original owners have constantly updated this home w/ today’s finishes & decor throughout. Updates include, a fully finished basement w/ 5th bed, full bath, media room, game area, & wet bar, completely remodeled master bathroom, new carpet & paint, professional landscaping & paver patio, blue stone entryway, & exterior lighting, refinished HWF’s, refinished windows, family room fireplace w/ built-ins & gas fireplace, kitchen backsplash, & high-end window treatments throughout. Offering 5 beds, 3.5 baths, master w/ spa bath, his/hers WIC’s & attached bonus room, 1st floor office/playroom, 2 car attached garage. $799,900

Elegant Custom Home!

Elegant Custom Home!

Gorgeous curb appeal with an all brick & stone exterior featuring stucco, copper & cedar accents. Inviting foyer with 2story entry opens to the elegantly appointed living and dining room. Gourmet kitchen features walls of custom cabinetry, $875,000 FIRST OFFERING!

Family Home in Heart of Town!

Family Home in Heart of Town!

This 4 bed, 3.5 bath home is the perfect place to raise your family. It boasts a spacious, updated kitchen w/ an eat-in area next to the cozy FR overlooking a beautiful patio & backyard. The DR is great for formal dinners & the LR provides $619,000 FIRST OFFERING!

This 4 bed, 3.5 bath home is the perfect place to raise your family. It boasts a spacious, updated kitchen w/ an eat-in area next to the cozy FR overlooking a beautiful patio & backyard. The DR is great for formal dinners & the LR provides additional space to relax. Upstairs you’ll find 4 large bdrms & 2 full baths including an en suite master bath. A huge, finished bsmnt provides any extra space you might need. Rest assured knowing this home has been taken care of including many recent improvements such as a new roof & CAC. Act soon so you can enjoy relaxing by the pool w/ friends & family this summer! $619,000

Expanded Cape Cod

Expanded Cape Cod

Expanded cape cod on sought after Mitchell Ave in Elmhurst. Located on historic block of homes, 1 block from the IL Prairie Path and walkable to downtown Elmhurst. The original home has had a rear 2-story addition with master suite, 1st floor

Buying in Elmhurst doesn’t have to break the bank. This lovingly maintained split-level offers 3 bedrooms, 3 levels of living space, and award winning schools for an affordable price. With newer windows and utilities and expert brick

Buying in Elmhurst doesn’t have to break the bank. This lovingly maintained split-level offers 3 bedrooms, 3 levels of living space, and award winning schools for an affordable price. With newer windows and utilities and expert brick masonry, there’s little doubt that this is a solid house. Being minutes from Mariano’s, Crescent Park, elementary and middle schools, and major highways this home is an ideal starter home for a new family. $295,000


Steps to Town!

Steps to Town!

On the fringe of downtown Elmhurst, this American 4-Square sits on a premium 65 x 190 lot & was completely renovated w/ 2-story addition in 2010. Large front porch to open concept first floor - family rm w/ surround sound, fireplace, built-ins,

In the home stretch! A month out from completion for this rare, new construction home in Crescent Park. Steps from the IL Prairie Path and walking distance to Washington Park and Blue Ribbon Edison Elementary and Sandburg JRHS. This

In the home stretch! A month out from completion for this rare, new construction home in Crescent Park. Steps from the IL Prairie Path and walking distance to Washington Park and Blue Ribbon Edison Elementary and Sandburg JRHS. This Craftsman style home features an inviting front porch, hardwood floors throughout, 1st floor office, 3 car attached garage, a huge master suite with his/hers walk-in closets and spa bath, and unique smart home features you won’t find in other new builds in town. Delivery March 2018. $1,199,900

$1,199,900 Crescent Park

First Floor End Unit!

First Floor End Unit!

Bright and cheery first floor end unit. Elevator building. New furnace /CAC. Common areas scheduled for remodeling this spring. Featuring open floor plan with SGD opening to large balcony accessible from MBR as well. Entertainment size DR $175,000

Sprawling Ranch

Sprawling Ranch

Oversized ranch on a 1/2 acre parcel with a premier cul-desac location in south Elmhurst. Over 3,200 SF + a finished basement & 2.5 car attached garage that backs up to Butterfield Park. The breathtaking views of the backyard



On the fringe of downtown Elmhurst, this American 4-Square sits on a premium 65 x 190 lot & was completely renovated w/ 2-story addition in 2010. Large front porch to open concept first floor - family rm w/ surround sound, fireplace, built-ins, entertainer’s kitchen w/ island, butler’s pantry, full bath, separate formals & 2 fireplaces. 4 beds up w/ master suite, spa bath & laundry. Finished basement - office, 5th bed, & rec room. Outdoors- new Trex deck, 190’ deep lot, playset & 2.5 car garage. Improvements include hardie siding, Pella windows, electrical/ plumbing, & 3-zone HVAC. Walk to everything! $825,000

$825,000 NEW PRICE!

Ready for Occupancy!

Ready for Occupancy!

Expanded cape cod on sought after Mitchell Ave in Elmhurst. Located on historic block of homes, 1 block from the IL Prairie Path and walkable to downtown Elmhurst. The original home has had a rear 2-story addition with master suite, 1st floor family room, and heated sunroom. The home boast 4-5 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, 2 fireplaces, and a finished basement. Newer mechanicals - HVAC 3 yrs ago, complete tear off roof 2 yrs ago, hot water heater in 2009, with newer pella windows and 200 AMP electrical service. Great neighborhood in award-winning Hawthorne/ Sandburg school district and 2 blocks to York HS. $500,000


Elmhurst under $300k

Elmhurst under $300k

Gorgeous curb appeal with an all brick & stone exterior featuring stucco, copper & cedar accents. Inviting foyer with 2-story entry opens to the elegantly appointed living and dining room. Gourmet kitchen features walls of custom cabinetry, granite counters, high end appliances and large center island. Kitchen opens seamlessly to family room and overlooks pavered patio with professionally landscaped yard. You’ll find beautiful upgrades throughout this pristine home with cherry hardwood flooring, gorgeous millwork featuring archways, lighted tray, vaulted & coffered ceilings, custom cabinetry and antiqued glazed millwork in office. $875,000

Oversized ranch on a 1/2 acre parcel with a premier cul-de-sac location in south Elmhurst. Over 3,200 SF + a finished basement & 2.5 car attached garage that backs up to Butterfield Park. The breathtaking views of the backyard oasis are captured in every room. Huge master suite & family room additions on back with vaulted ceilings, skylights, & direct access to wrap-around deck. Professionally manicured grounds w/ lush, mature landscaping/irrigation system. As spacious as they come, this ranch offers 4 BR’s, 4 full baths, a formal dining room w/ wet bar, 1st floor laundry, tons of storage, & can entertain the largest gatherings all year round. $699,900

Bright and cheery first floor end unit. Elevator building. New furnace /CAC. Common areas scheduled for remodeling this spring. Featuring open floor plan with SGD opening to large balcony accessible from MBR as well. Entertainment size DR and LR. Huge MBR w/private new bath, eat-in kitchen. “Mad men” wet bar. Never ending storage and closet space. Assessment includes heat, gas, water, pool, exercise facility,etc. Party room. Underground parking. Storage unit. In unit W/D!- Home sweet home! $175,000

Heart of Elmhurst

Heart of Elmhurst

Don’t miss out on this center of town Colonial situated on a double lot and walking distance to downtown Elmhurst, Metra, Award winning schools, and all Elmhurst amentities! Separate formal dining room and living room with fireplace. First floor $639,900


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! $639,900

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Gorgeous 3-Story Home!

Gorgeous 3-Story Home!

Exceptional Home situated on a beautiful block in walking distance to downtown Elmhurst! This elegant home offers 4 levels of luxurious living with a floor plan designed for family and entertaining. Walnut hardwood flooring throughout, beautiful millwork and a grand limestone fireplace. The master bedroom suite features a sitting room with fireplace, vaulted ceilings and coffee/ beverage bar. The master bathroom features a steam room and radiant heated flooring. The spacious and bright third floor can be used as an au-pair suite, guest room, playroom, exercise room or second office. The lower level features a custom wine cellar, 120” retractable projection screen, elegant bar and gorgeous details throughout. Field/Sandburg/York. This stunning home will check off everything on your wish list! $1,285,000

Exceptional Home situated on a beautiful block in walking distance to downtown Elmhurst! This elegant home offers 4 levels of luxurious living with a floor plan designed for family and entertaining. Walnut hardwood flooring throughout, $1,285,000

Move-in Ready!

Turn-key, fully updated split level in South Elmhurst. 3 Bed, 2 Full Bath. Brand new kitchen with gray cabinets, quartz countertops, and stainless steel appliances. Beautiful hardwood floors in living room, dining room, hall and stairs. $445,000 FIRST OFFERING!

Turn-key, fully updated split level in South Elmhurst. 3 Bed, 2 Full Bath. Brand new kitchen with gray cabinets, quartz countertops, and stainless steel appliances. Beautiful hardwood floors in living room, dining room, hall and stairs. Staircase features wrought iron spindle railing. Marble bath upstairs with frameless shower door, custom banjo countertop and full wall framed mirror. Pebbled shower with glass vanity in lower bath. Updated laundry room with slate tile and plenty of storage space. All closets have custom built-ins by California Closets. Additional updates include new roof, doors, windows, central humidifier, and water heater. $445,000

New Jefferson Build

New Jefferson Build

Great location & opportunity to work with Elmhurst’s finest custom home builders. Walking distance to top rated public or private schools -Jefferson or Visitation & to newly renovated Butterfield Park. Top flight finishes, millwork, ceiling details & $1,039,000 WISE INVESTMENT BUILDERS

New Build on Sunnyside

New Build on Sunnyside

Great opportunity to build on one of best streets in the Lincoln school district. Steps from blue ribbon Lincoln school, York HS, the Prairie Path, and the Spring Rd business district. 3880 SF, first floor office, over-sized mudroom, chef’s kitchen with

Great opportunity to build on one of best streets in the Lincoln school district. Steps from blue ribbon Lincoln school, York HS, the Prairie Path, and the Spring Rd business district. 3880 SF, first floor office, over-sized mudroom, chef’s kitchen with island, butler pantry, formal dining, huge family room with fireplace, 3 car garage, 4 large beds up, master suite with his & hers walk-ins, master spa bath with over-sized shower and soaking tub. Ability to finish attic with additional 300 SF of 8 ft height ceiling as well as basement. In for permits. Perfect timing to fully customize everything! Summer 2018 delivery. $1,099,000


Rare Development Opportunity

1.5+ acres of vacant land in Elmhurst. One of the last and largest undeveloped opportunities in town. 444 feet of frontage on Lake St Frontage road. Site can hold as many as 22 townhomes per current zoning. A great opportunity with a $1,250,000 VACANT LAND

Newer Construction < $600k!

Newer Construction < $600k!

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York Township salutes U.S. Navy vet Donald Robertson Villa Park resident Donald Robertson was recently honored by York Township when his name was placed into the “Remember When” display at township hall. York Township Supervisor John W. Valle greeted

Robertson and thanked him for his service. Donald Robertson enlisted in the United States Navy in July, 1953 and had to be put on a waiting list. He was called to service in December,

1953. The first stop was San Diego for boot camp and Hospital Corps School. After finishing with Hospital Corps School, Donald moved on to the Naval Hospital at Camp Pendleton where he took care of many pa-

tients. He was then sent, in September of 1955, to Great Lakes Hospital for more intense training and became an Electrocardiogram (EKG) technician. In January 1956 Don went to Tex-

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Four qualify for Special Olympics Summer Games

Pictured are Willowbrook students who have qualified to compete in the Special Olympics Illinois Summer Games, which will take place from June 15 to 17 in Bloomington-Normal. They are (from left) Jonathan Leal (50-meter run), Joseph Bertuca (softball throw), Isabella Iasillo (softball throw) and Maria Gonzalez (100-meter run and 200-meter run).

Community calendar Saturday, May 19 • Historical Museum art show From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., the Historical Museum hosts “Art Show at the Museum Pavilion – Linking Art & Community. Artworks from more than 35 artists on sale, face-painting for kids. Free and open to the public. • Police Department open house From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., the Police Department will host an open house, beginning with a silent parade from Ardmore and Park, heading northbound on Ardmore to the police department. Then, enjoy tours of the station, booths, safety presentations and more. Free and open to the public. • Groundbreaking ceremony for library From 1-2:30 p.m., all are invited to attend the VP Public Library’s groundbreaking ceremony followed by light refreshments. RSVP by Monday, May 14, to Carolyn Turner at or 630-834-1164, Ext. 110 if you plan to attend.

Tuesday, May 22 Kindermusik® storytime returns to Library Kindermusik® storytime is returning to the Villa Park Public Library. Designed for children ages infant to 5 to attend with an adult, these storytimes include singing, instrument play, movement and more. Presented by certified instructor Leah Egan, these sessions will take place from 9:30-10:15 a.m. or 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. Registration is required. Info: visit the library’s website at or call 630-834-1164. Tuesday, May 22 Wednesday, May 23 Thursday, May 24 Library hosts High School Exam Study Nights From 5-10 p.m. all high school stu-

dents are welcome to take advantage of the extra open hour and study at the library with free Wi-fi and snacks. Each session will even feature a therapy dog visit from 7–8 p.m. Registration required for each session. Call 630-834-1164 or visit

Oakbrook Terrace Park District on Thursdays, May 10, June 14, July 12 and Aug. 12 from 10 to 10:30 a.m. These special off-site storytimes will take place at 1S325 Ardmore Ave. in Oakbrook Terrace. Each session will feature stories, music and movement gears for young children exploring Tuesday, June 5 their world. This program is open to Kindermusik® storytime children of all ages accompanied by at the Library an adult. Registration is not required. Kindermusik® storytime will be Info: visit the library’s website at held the Villa Park Public Library or call 630-834-1164. for infants to age 5 to attend with an adult. Storytimes include singing, in- Library presents strument play, movement and more. Storytime in Spanish Sessions will take place from 9:30The Villa Park Public Library 10:15 a.m. or 10:30-11:15 a.m. Reg- will present Storytime in Spanish on istration is required. Info: or Thursdays, May 17, June 21, July 26 call 630-834-1164. and Aug. 16, from 6:30-7 p.m. Children of all ages can enjoy stories, Tuesday, July 17 songs and movement activities in Kindermusik® storytime Spanish. Those under 3 years of age at the Library must be accompanied by an adult. Kindermusik® storytime will be Registration is required. For more inheld the Villa Park Public Library for formation, visit the library’s website infants to age 5 to attend with an adult. at or call 630-834-1164. Storytimes include singing, instrument play, movement and more. The Gymnastics program session will take place from 11-11:45 Parks and Recreation has ana.m. Registration required. Info: vppl. nounced a new gymnastics program info or call 630-834-1164. in partnership with Tumbling Times Gymnastics, 400 Rohlwing Road. A Ongoing events wide variety of gymnastics classes are Upcoming Salvation available for all ages and skill levels. Army events Info: or call 630-834-8970. • Join the Salvation Army Oakbrook Terrace Corps for the following Preschool registration events: now open --Summer Day Camp begins June Villa Park Recreation is currently 11 through July 27 for ages 4-12 and accepting registration for preschool a bridge program for ages 13-and-up. for the 2018-2019 school year. PreFor more information about any of school is held at the Iowa Community the upcoming events and camps, visit Center, 338 N. Iowa. Class options or call 630-629-4948. include a Tuesday/Thursday program for three year-olds (must turn 3 by Storytimes at Oakbrook Sept. 1, 2018) and a Monday/WednesTerrace Park District day/Friday program for four year-olds The Villa Park Public Library will (must turn 4 by Sept. 1, 2018). Both present “Rhythm and Rhyme” at the programs are held 8:45-11:15 a.m.

as and was giving physicals to retiring Navy personnel. During August 1956 Donald was sent to Guam with the U.S. Navy’s Construction Battalion, nicknamed the “Seabees”, where there were many things to do. These activities included USO shows, first-run movies, airshows, parades and deep-sea fishing. The following February, Donald received an assignment that sent him to Japan. The first stop he made was Chichijima, which was located on the Coast of Japan. The mountains and caves were tough on the troops during World War II where “Bush 41” (41st President George Herbert Walker Bush) was shot down and luckily saved by an American submarine. Back in Guam, Donald helped deliver a baby in the back of an ambulance with no complications and, even administered the baby’s first shots. Finally after four years, he returned back stateside. After the war, Robertson was a traveling insurance salesman for more than 40 years. He and his wife Linda currently reside in Villa Park. They have one son and two grandchildren.

For more information and preschool 18-36 months can participate with fees and tuition options call 630-834- parents in Exploring Toddler where they’ll have a great time moving and 8970. exploring colors, books, songs and other activities. Children ages 3-5 Pickleball for adults now open Villa Park Recreation now offers will enjoy Mad Scientists LaboratoPickleball for adults both as classes ry where they will try experiments and as a drop-in program at the Iowa that will explode and erupt and Dino Community Center, 338 N. Iowa. Hour, a fun-packed hour of dinosaur Join the Pickleball craze and sign up fun. Jugando Se Aprende … Learn to play this fun game that combines While Playing is a class for ages 4-6 elements of tennis, badminton and that combines literature, art and large ping pong. Pickleball players use motor play as children learn Spanish. wooden paddles and whiffle balls to For specifics on these classes such as play on a badminton-sized court with class day, time and fees, visit invila slightly modified tennis net. It is or call the Recreation Dea low-impact sport and easier on the partment office at 630-834-8970. knees and shoulders than tennis and is a recreational game that is designed to Swim lessons available encourage an active lifestyle. Drop-in through Addison Park District Do you miss swimming outdoors? play is available on Tuesdays, 7:459:45 p.m., Saturdays, 12 noon-2 p.m. Parks and Recreation offers indoor and Fridays, 3-5 p.m. The drop in fee swim lessons in cooperation with the is $3 resident and non-resident. Punch Addison Park District. Classes are cards for drop-in play are also avail- available on Saturday mornings and able. Call 630-834-8970 with any Tuesday and Thursday evenings for swimmers with all levels of swim exquestions. perience and include parent/tot classes. Register with the Recreation DeFamily open gym partment; lessons are held at the Club on Monday nights Parks and Recreation holds family Fitness Indoor Pool, 1776 W. Centenopen gym at Jackson Middle School’s nial Place in Addison. To see the full main gym on Mondays from 7-8:30 schedule of lessons and for fees visit p.m. Drop-in to play basketball and or call 630-834-8970. volleyball as a family. The $7 cash fee is payable at the door. The fami- VFW Friday Night Fish Fry From 5:30-8 p.m. every Friday evely fee is for 1 or 2 adults over 21 and children under 18. Individuals (age ning, the Villa Park VFW Post #2801, 18 and older) who drop in to open 39 E. St. Charles Road, holds its Fish gym pay a $3 fee. The entrance to the Fry. Menu available for purchase inopen gym is through the main school cludes fried shrimp, fish/shrimp comentrance, 301 W. Jackson in Villa bos, beef/sausage sandwiches, comPark. Info: call 630-834-8970 or in- bos and hot dogs. Widows or Widowers meeting Widows or Widowers (W.O.W.) of Villa Park Recreation the Western Suburbs meets on the third classes for kids Villa Park Recreation has sever- Thursday of each month starting at 6:30 al upcoming classes for kids to keep p.m. Held at the Knights of Columbus them busy this fall. Toddlers ages Hall, 537 S. York Road, Elmhurst.

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Addison Trail’s Mutia, Czepiel compete at state badminton tournament Wojdak ties for sixth on floor exercise at state gymnastics meet By Mike Miazga CORRESPONDENT

Addison Trail badminton players Mary Grace Mutia and Kasia Czepiel recently competed in the IHSA girls badminton state singles tournament in Charleston at Eastern Illinois University. Mutia went 4-2 in the tournament and reached the fifth round of the consolation tournament. She started the tournament with a

21-15, 21-6 win over a player from Lockport Township and then lost 2111, 21-15 to a Naperville North player. Mutia won her third match 21-10, 21-12 over a player from Glenbard North and then won 21-13, 21-14 against a player from Wheaton North. She won her fourth match by a 21-15, 21-13 count over a Lake Forest player before dropping a 17-21, 21-12, 21-12 decision to Neuqua Valley’s Gowri Salem in the fifth round of the consolation bracket. Czepiel lost her first-round match 21-8, 21-8 to a Lake Forest player and then lost 21-12, 21-12 to a Lockport player.

Addison Trail boys gymnastics Addison Trail freshman gymnast Matt Wojdak tied for fourth in the preliminary round of floor exercise at the boys state gymnastics finals. He scored a 9.450 in the preliminary round and ended up tying for sixth in the state with a 9.300. He tied for 39th on vault with a score of 8.550. Addison Trail girls track The Addison Trail girls track team competed in the recent Class 3A Wheaton-Warrenville South sectional meet. The Blazers were 11th in the 3,200

Willowbrook’s Sousa ties for state gymnastics all-around title Konrath wins multiple matches at state badminton


Willowbrook senior Adam Sousa is a state champion Sousa tied for first in the all-around competition at the recent IHSA boys gymnastics state finals meet held at Hoffman Estates High School. Sousa and Highland Park junior Kelvin Connors tied for first with scores of 55.600. Sousa scored a 9.450 on floor, an 8.700 on horse, a 9.300 on rings, a 9.550 on vault, a 9.500 on parallel bars and a 9.100 on horizontal bar. He had an average of 9.2667. In the individual events, Sousa tied for 10th in the prelims of the floor exercise at 9.350 and ended up tied for 12th with a 9.150. Sousa tied for sixth in the prelims of pommel horse with an 8.850. He finished tied for fifth overall with a 9.200. Sousa tied for sixth in prelims on still rings with a 9.300 and ended up in fifth with a 9.000. Sousa tied for first in prelims on the vault with a 9.450 and ended up in third overall with a 9.400. He tied for fourth in prelims on parallel bars with a 9.450 and finished tied for seventh with a 9.200. Sousa was fourth in prelims on horizontal bar with a 9.100 and finished tied for third in the event with a 9.200. Sousa joins the likes of Rob Janata (state champion on parallel bars and horizontal bar in 1991), Kirk Mango (state champion on still rings in 1975), Neil Schmitt (state champion on horizontal bar and the all-around in 1964), Richard Scorza (state champion on horizontal bar in 1966) and Nikko Winstead (state champion on horizontal bar) as Willowbrook boys gymnastics state champions. Also at the state meet, Willowbrook junior Collin Donaldson finished 48th on horse with a score of 6.250.

Willowbrook badminton Willowbrook’s Hanna Konrath made it to the fifth round of the consolation bracket at the IHSA girls state badminton finals in Charleston at Eastern Illinois University. Konrath won her first match 21-16, 21-9 against a player from Lincoln-Way West and then won 19-21, 21-15, 23-21 against a player from Downers Grove North. Konrath then lost 21-10, 21-5 to a Hinsdale Central player before winning her next match 217, 21-8 against an Elk Grove player. Konrath was eliminated from the tournament after a 21-16, 1621, 21-10 loss to a St. Charles East player in the fifth round of the consolation bracket. Earlier, Willowbrook took second at both the West Suburban Conference Gold Division meet and the sectional meet. Conference medalists for Willowbrook included singles champions Charlotte Dewyer, Hailey Vogt and Grace Wachholz. Konrath, Millie Zachariah, Luz Alcala, Sydney Wilson, Katie Karcz, Leksi Daszkiewicz and Taylor Scheelk each finished second in their respective singles divisions. In the doubles division, Konrath and Dewyer and the teams of Wilson-Waccholz and Nicole Kpaica and Kaitlyn Fox won conference titles. Zachariah and Vogt took second, while Alcala and Karcz took third. Konrath and Dewyer competed at the sectional in singles, while Zachariah-Vogt and AlcalaKarcz competed in the doubles division. This was Konrath’s second year in a row qualifiying for state. “Hanna battled through one of the, if not the toughest, sectional in the state,” said Willowbrook coach Brandon Murphy. “Charlotte Dewyer competed very well in the sectional and came just one point short of qualifying for state.” Dewyer finished her junior season with a 33-6 record. “She will be one to watch next season,” said Murphy. Murphy also was pleased with his sectional doubles teams. “Both teams earned multiple wins in the sectional and left it all on the court,” he said. “Both teams came within one match of earning a trip downstate. As a team, they did all I could ask for. They competed hard and gave it their best shot.”

relay with a time of 10:50.92 with Juliana Tamayo, Lizbeth Balbuena, Elizabeth Guerrero and Natalie Diaz. Addison Trail took ninth in the 400 relay in 53.28 with Julia Swierzb, Melissa Krefft, Katarina Surjancev and Alexandra Nava. Mia Johnson took 17th in the 100 hurdles in 17.85, while Swierzb was 18th in 18.04. Viviana Sanfilippo was eighth in the 800 in 2:23.20. She’s a freshman. The 800 relay team of Kate Diego, Stephanie Avila, Surjancev and Nava took 10th with a time of 1:52.04. Guerrero was 20th in the 1,600 with a time of 5:47.24. Diego took 15th in

the 200 with a time of 28.10. The Blazers were 12th in the 1,600 relay in 4:26.17 with Nava, Balbuena, Tamayo and Sanfilippo. Stefania Camachi tied for 13th in the high jump with a leap of 4-10. Avila took 21st in both the long jump (14-5 1/4) and triple jump (31-9 1/2). Addison Trail girls soccer The Addison Trail girls soccer team opened play earlier this week in the Class 3A St. Charles North regional against host St. Charles North. Addison Trail is the No. 16 seed in the Class 3A Geneva sectional, while St. Charles North is the No. 1 seed.

Fenton badminton team concludes season Krebasch qualifies for state track in pole vault


Throw the wins and losses out the window because the Fenton girls badminton team’s success this season was measured using other much more important metrics. “Although we struggled in terms of wins and losses, we have bene really proud and impressed by the work ethic, excitement and the improvement of the girls,” said Fenton coach Brian Hastings. Fenton finished with a 1-13 mark at the varsity level and a 2-10 mark at the junior-varsity level. At the varsity level, the Bison were led by seniors Jeniffer Reyes (No. 1 singles), Galilea Rivera (No. 2 singles) and junior Sammen Naseer throughout the season. Hastings noted senior Olivia Dworak also played well at No. 3 singles, while the doubles tandem of sophomores Joanna Toledo and Fiza Anwar also competed well at No. 2 doubles and finished with four wins. Other varsity contributors included Monse Valois, Monse Estrada, Ashley Anaya, Marilyn Mendoza and Susan Martinez. At the conference meet, Fenton competed against Glenbard South, Riverside-Brookfield and DeKalb where Reyes and the doubles team of Toledo and Anwar were cited for strong play. On the JV level, sophomore Abby Mathew and junior Marlin Quevedo led the Bison in singles and doubles. The doubles pair of Mathew and Virginia Salazar took

third at conference at No. 1 doubles to highlight the JV effort. Other JV contributors included Martinez, Justice Newsome, Giselle Robles, Raquel Ruiz, Emily Sanchez, Lilian Uloa, Valerie Acevedo, Savanna Diaz, Diana Aguilar and freshmen Hailey Esposito, Julia Rihani, Laney and Paige Gibala, Maya Conejo, Monse Cruz and Lesly Mejia. Fenton recently competed in the New Trier sectional where Reyes and Rivera played in the singles division and the pairs of Toledo-Anwar and Mathew-Salazar competed in the doubled division.

Fenton girls track The Fenton girls track team took 12th at the recent Class 3A Wheaton-Warrenville South sectional. Fenton senior Katrina Krebasch qualified for this weekend’s state meet in Charleston after taking second in the pole vault with a mark of 11-3. Fenton’s 400 relay team took 13th with a time of 54.96 with Analisa Murillo, Princess Doe, Theresa Clanton and Emily Trzmielewski. Junior Hanna Matuszewski took ninth in the 100 with a time of 13.06. Jessica McCauley was 20th in the 800 with a time of 2:36.58. Cassidy Kelly was 18th in the 400 with a time of 1:05.99. Matuszewski was sixth in the 200 with a time of 27.06. Fenton was 14th in the 1,600 relay in 4:32.55 with Adelina Vasakova, Rebecca Millard, Mackenzie Miller and Kelly. Jamie Minard was 19th in the discus with a throw of 83-9. Murillo tied for 19th in the high jump at 4-8. Sarah Mason finished 10th in the triple jump at 34-6.

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IC Catholic Prep girls soccer team wins regional title Olivia Hurt scores four goals in semifinal victory


The IC Catholic Prep girls soccer team has some hardware to add to its trophy case. The Knights were 9-0 winners against Lycee Francais de Chicago in the championship game of the Class 1A IC Catholic Prep regional at Plunkett Park in Elmhurst. The win put the Knights in their own Class 1A sectional where they played Chicago F.W. Parker earlier this week. Earlier, the Knights were 9-0 winners against Chicago Intrinsic Charter in the regional semifinals. IC Catholic Prep led 7-0 at half-

time. Olivia Hurt scored four goals in the semifinal win, while Grace Fuller had three goals. The Knights rounded out the regular season with a 4-1 Metro Suburban Conference Blue Division win against Aurora Central Catholic. Olivia Hurt had three goals, while Sophie Hurt had one goal. “The girls have been playing well,” said IC Catholic Prep coach Antonio Godinez. “They have put it together.” The Knights bring a 13-10 overall mark into the sectional. The Knights finished 3-3 in MSC Blue play with wins over ACC, Fenton and Illiana Christian. “We’re getting better in formation,” said Godinez. “We have put in the pieces in the right place. The girls understand their responsibilities.”


Godinez added the Knights also are benefitting from a stronger schedule this season. “This year the strength of schedule is a little tougher,” he said. “We’ve gone up against some good Class 3A teams. The competition has been very good and we’ve had to adjust to playing stronger teams, but that has helped us against the Class 2A and 1A teams. It’s been adapting to that strength of schedule and adapting to each other and playing together as a group.” Godinez has noticed key contributions from a variety of sources, including Olivia Hurt, who the coach noted is taking more of a role in the center midfield. “Olivia’s distribution is better,” he said. Sophomore Annie Guinan has been a key on defense. “Annie is our sweeper in the back and has helped us out tremendously,” said


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Godinez. Sophie Hurt plays stopper for the Knights. “Sophie has scored three goals from that position in the last three games,” said Godinez late last week. Senior Sophie Zanoni has been a model of consistency, the coach added. “Very consistent,” he said. Olivia Hurt and Fuller are the team’s two leading scorers. “Both are in the 20s in goals scored,” said Godinez. “They score in bunches.” Overall, Godinez likes what has transpired this season. “I like seeing the growth throughout the season and the adjustments the girls have made,” he said. “This is my first year here. There have been a lot of challenges for the girls and for myself to see what we need to improve on and how we can improve in practice. The girls are training better. That’s been one of

We’re getting better in formation. We have put in the pieces in the right place. The girls understand their responsibilities.”

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IC girls track team qualifies four individuals, two relays for state meet By Mike Miazga CORRESPONDENT

The IC Catholic Prep girls track team will be well-represented at this weekend’s Class 1A state finals meet in Charleston. The Knights finished second at the recent Class 1A Chicago Latin School sectional in Chicago with 78 points and in the process qualified four individuals and two relays for the state meet. IC Catholic Prep’s 400 relay team qualified for state after taking second in a time of 52.78, just behind Chicago Hope Academy’s 52.59 mark. The Knights also took second in the 800 relay with a time of 1:54.24 and earned another state bid. Freshman Alia Johnson qualified in the long jump after taking second with a mark of 16-2 3/4. Sophomore Hannah Johnson was second in the triple jump at 31-10 and earned a state bid. Sophomore Olivia Slavin was second in the 100 high hurdles at 17.73 and qualified for state. Alia Johnson also won the 400 with a time of 1:04.40 and senior Kiersten King rounded out the list of state

It was our best performance of the season.”

Johnson breaking the school record and taking first in the long jump with a leap of 16-8 1/2. Smith took second in the event at 16-4 1/2. In the triple jump, Hannah Johnson won the event at 33-10 1/2. Smith was third at 32-3. Alia Johnson was fourth in the 400 in 1:03.82, while Zanoni was fourth in the shot put with a throw of 30-7. IC Catholic Prep finished with 95 points, just four behind second-place Fenton (99). Glenbard South won the conference title with 122 points.

qualifiers for the Knights. She won the 200 with a time of 25.84, finishing 0.03 ahead of the second-place competitor. Earlier, the Knights took third in the Metro Suburban Conference West meet at Glenbard South. “It was our best performance of the season,” noted IC Catholic Prep coach Bob Cronin earlier last week. King, a senior captain, won the 100 in 12.96 and also won the 200 in 26.47. The 400 relay team of Jaida Smith, Hannah Johnson, Slavin and King took second in 51.92, while the 800 relay of Slavin, Gabi Zanoni, Hannah Johnson and King placed second in 1:52.49. IC Catholic Prep was dominant in the horizontal jumps with Alia

IC Catholic Prep boys track The IC Catholic Prep boys track team recently competed in the Nally Invitational at Bolingbrook. Pat Shannon was second in the 800 with a season-best 2:08.61. Sean Hipskind was third in the 300 hurdles at 43.83, while the 1,600 relay team of Justin Hall, Shannon, Casey Kristie and Hipskind took second in 3:37.74. In the shot put, Dan McCann was second with a toss of 44-4, while Michael Johnson took fifth at 40-8. Hipskind also excelled in the jumps, placing second in the long jump at 19-10 and second in the triple jump at 40-11. The Knights will compete in a Class 1A sectional Friday.

– Bob Cronin, IC Catholic Prep coach

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Fishing With The Stars


This year’s Fishing With The Stars will be held May 19, 7 a.m.- 4 p.m. at St. Germain WI, 545 State Hwy. 155 Spend Saturday competing for the largest bass, walleye, pike or pan-fish and win a chance to spend Sunday on the water with the “Stars”. This will be an opportunity to win a chance to spend a day on the lake with fishing legends Rob Manthei, Pete Maina and John Gillespie. This catch and release competition will take place on area lakes and is sponsored by the St. Germain Area Chamber of Commerce and Rob Manthei’s Guide Service. You may register for this event on our website. For information call 715-477-2205.


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Wisconsin getaway events for May

World’s Largest Brat Fest Madison –May 25-28

Fishing Has No Boundaries – Hayward – May 18-19 This two day event brings anglers of all abilities together and hosts anywhere from 120-140 participants for the unique fishing experience. Through adaptive angling equipment, FHNB provides recreational fishing opportunities for all anglers regardless of their age, race, gender, or ability. Call 715-634-3185 ext.4;


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Syttende Mai Folk Festival – Stoughton – May 18-20 Tap into your Scandinavian heritage for Norwegian Constitution Day. Featuring two parades,folk dancing, ethnic food, an arts & crafts fair, and more, there’s sure to be something for everyone. Don your authentic apparel and enjoy America’s largest celebration of Norwegian Constitution Day. Call 608-873-7912; www.

AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE 9th Annual Old-Fashioned Block Party & Classic Car Show Date: May 19, 2018 Time: 10:00 AM -4:00 PM CDT Details: 1998 or Older Vehicles Event:

Admission: FREE to Public Saturday Mornings from: 7:00 AM -12:00 PM Wednesday Nights from: 4:30 PM -7:30 PM Details: The Farmer's Market changes with the season! C Stop by frequently to check out the Seasonal Fruits & Vegetables, Fresh Cut Flowers, Herbs & Plants, Eggs,M Honey, Wisconsin Cheeses, Locally Raised Meats, Hand-Made Crafts and much more!

Wisconsin State Polka Festival – Milwaukee – May 18-20 Put on your polka pants for the official state dance of Wisconsin. Featuring eleven big bands featuring Dutchmen, Polish, Czech, Slovenian, and German style polka music. Fun for the whole family includes dance lessons, food, prizes, and crowning the Wisconsin State Polka Queen. Call 262-894-6998;


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Automotion – Wisconsin Dells – May 19-20 Roll in to the hottest car show of the year. It’s a fun-filled weekend on wheels where over 1,200 classic cars will be on display. Featuring rare antiques, vintage classics, a car corral for selling cars, swap meet and much more. Live entertainment and scrumptious food put the finishing touch on this classic show. Call 800223-3557;

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Morel Mushroom Festival – Muscoda – May 19-20 Take the Lower Wisconsin River Road to Muscoda – “Wisconsin’s Morel Capital.” Participate inthis fest where visitors can munch on fried mushrooms, try a mushroom brat or just buy some to take home. Saturday night offers a fireman’s annual steak feed followed by fireworks. Grab a Morel Microbrew and stroll through the flea market and car show. Wrap up the weekend with the parade down Wisconsin Avenue. Call 608739-3182; Starlight Festival 2018 – Williams Bay – May 26-27 Reach for the stars and let your kids get hands-on with science and astronomy at this amazing STEM event. This fun learning opportunity provides music, art, science, and interaction with scientists. Celebrate George Ellery Hale’s 150th Birthday Bash and take a look through th world’s largest refracting telescope. Call 262-245-5555; starlightfestival. com.

Celebrate Memorial Day weekend with a whole lotta fun (and brats) at the World’s Largest Brat Fest in downtown Madison. Brat Fest brings the community together each Memorial Day weekend for four days of free music, fantastic food and family-friendly fun to help kick off the start of summer. Take part in the Brat Fest Bun Run, Brat Fest Memorial Bike Ride or play a little “Bratteyball,” the fest version of volleyball. Don’t forget to pick up a brat, or two or three, and relax under the stars at the fireworks show on Sunday KHBT night. Call- 4'x6'.pdf 608-236-2031; - Ad Copy 1 2/5/2018 10:26:51 AM



Welcome to Fulton


Fulton is a charming and historic community located along the banks of the Mississippi River in Northwest Illinois. It is just three hours west of Chicago between Galena and the Quad Cities. Fulton offers a wide array of visitor amenities from recreation and shopping to unique attractions and festivals. Fulton welcomes visitors with open arms and you will find our shop owners and volunteers friendly and knowledgeable. We hope you consider spending a day or weekend with us. Fulton Tourism 815-589-2616 or visit us at

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