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The Declaration of Independence is For Real!

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Melissa’s Friend Still Using Fake I.D. ....................................................... John Gabriel, Award Winning Writer jgabriel@theweeklyreporter.com

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Twenty-year old Julia Wislocka was called as the first witness in a Joliet liquor commission hearing on December 3, 2008. Julia was testifying before Deputy Liquor Commissioner Dan Campus in the matter of four citations issued to The City of Champions Bar and Grill in Joliet. Those citations were issued by Joliet police in the early morning hours of August 7th after Melissa Lech 20 was found dead on McDonough Street near 129th Infantry Drive. Melissa was apparently the victim of a hit and run accident. After attending a Chicago White Sox game, and having consumed enough liquor to inebriate them, Melissa, Julia and two young men, Michael Peterson and Vincent Stellato, all 20 years old, drove to the City of Champions Bar and Grill on West Jefferson Street. CONTINUED ON PAGE 14 >

May God Bless You Mr. President Barack H. Obama ....................................................... John Gabriel, Award Winning Writer jgabriel@theweeklyreporter.com .......................................................

Americans everywhere can only marvel at the wisdom of the great instruments of law that have secured American democracy and America’s freedoms. Thomas Jefferson, the primary author of the Declaration of Independence must have been one very extraordinary man to have had the ability to so perfectly word that document of truth that declared our determination to be a free and self-governed nation. Our forefathers were without question a combination of very unique individuals. The carefully chosen words they employed when we declared our independence on July 4, 1776 took on real meaning on Tuesday January 20, 2009 when President

Barack Obama took the reins of government as our President— the President of the United States of America! Thomas Jefferson wrote: We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among

merely words within an historic document they are a promise kept. They are now the assurance to every American citizen that every person is and ought to be equal under the constitution and laws of this great land, the United States of America, the protector and progenitor of freedom for all mankind.

Tino Lettieri loves his community; he lives in Mokena because it is home to him. Tino is a person probably very much like you, one who sincerely believes in democracy and the promises of personal liberty that were wisely incorporated into our U.S. Constitution and the laws of the United States. It seems logical then, that Mr. Lettieri would become upset with officials who preside over his community for violating those legal protections of our personal freedom. Tino has but one avenue of recourse to enforce officials to obey the law in Mokena. He must follow the administrative rules, and unlike Mayor Joe Werner, some trustees, and Chief of Police Randy Rajewski, Tino says, “I’ll do what the law asks of me.” Lettieri has filed a formal, sworn complaint with the Village to protest the violation of Illinois election law because his voiced objections have fallen on deaf ears. He has been a proponent of reorganization of the village administration. Mr. Lettieri was instrumental in getting a proposition on the ballot to give Mokena residents the opCONTINUED ON PAGE 15 >

these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. Americans, the world, watched enthusiastically on Tuesday as those beautiful, those wonderful words, took on a real meaning for Americans everywhere. They are no longer

The election of President Obama, and certainly his inauguration, has restored the glitter to the image of the United States, an image that has been at times, damaged by severe blows to our beliefs and laws by the CONTINUED ON PAGE 14 >

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Franco’s Pizza Opens at Caton Farm Rd & County Line Rd ................................................................ info@theweeklyreporter.com ................................................................

Franco Lombardo is a friendly, smiling man whose enthusiasm for his business is immediately apparent to anyone who encounters him. Franco and his partner Joe Garay officially opened Franco’s Pizza on Tuesday January 13th at 7174 Caton Farm Road. It is located in the plaza at Caton Farm Road and County Line Road. Franco’s will primarily fill a need for the many families who live west of Route 59 a significant distance from most other pizzerias but he also offers delivery to parts of Plainfield, Shorewood, Joliet and Crest Hill.

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Watch for Positive Changes in Investment Climate ........................................................................ Mary Jo Ardizzone Maryjo.ardizzone@edwardjones.com Edward Jones | www.edwardjones.com ........................................................................

If you look at the performance of the stock market in recent weeks, you’ll see some good days and even good weeks — followed by not-so-good days and rough weeks. But if you look beyond these volatile numbers, you might see a story that offers some encouragement for investors in the not-too-distant future.   Specifically, you’ll want to pay attention to these factors: • Efforts by Treasury to stabilize financial system — Just a few months ago, the government did not intercede to prevent the failure of Lehman Brothers and other financial services giants. In recent weeks, though, we’ve seen the U.S. Treasury provide massive support to Citigroup and other major banks. These efforts should contribute to increased stability in our financial system. • Actions by Federal Reserve to increase flow of credit — The Federal Reserve has acted aggressively to free up the flow of credit to consumers and businesses.  As a result of the Fed’s moves, inter-bank lending costs have dropped dramatically and we’ve seen an increase in the issuance of commercial paper, which are unsecured obligations issued by corporations or banks to finance their short-term credit needs. And, as the Fed has dropped short-term interest rates to zero, mortgage rates have begun dropping. If 30-year mortgage rates fall to the low-four-percent range, many more consumers should begin to refinance existing homes and even purchase new ones, thus bringing demand back to the housing market. • Economic stimulus package from Obama administration — President Obama and the new Congress are poised to enact a stimulus package including spending on infrastructure, aid to individual states, a middle-class tax cut, aid to homeowners and other elements. This type of stimulus could have a large, positive and immediate impact on the economy. • Possible last stages of recession — Clearly, we’re in the midst of a harsh recession. But we might be closer to the end than the beginning. And, in fact, a majority of the economists polled in the well-respected Blue Chip Economic

Indicators poll said they expected the recession to end in the second half of 2009. Of course, even the official end of the recession wouldn’t necessarily indicate a robust economy, but it would almost certainly improve the investment environment.  • Attractive stock and bond prices — A long bear market tends to drag down the prices of most stocks — even those issued by strong companies whose prospects are good. Consequently, you can now find many good stocks selling for  reasonable prices. When the market recovers, these quality stocks are often the first to show impressive gains. And stocks aren’t the only good investment opportunity available, either. In recent weeks, bond “spreads” — the difference in yields between Treasury bonds and those bonds issued by other agencies, such as municipalities or corporations —— have been wider than we’ve seen in many decades. Because bond prices move in the opposite directions to their yields, the high yields offered by municipalities and companies likely mean that these types of bonds are now priced relatively low.  So the next time you find yourself shaking your head over the stock market’s gyrations, try to focus on building an investment strategy for the future — which may be brighter than you thought.

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Happy Birthday Dr. King! ........................................................................ John Gabriel, Award Winning Writer jgabriel@theweeklyreporter.com ........................................................................

The Reverend Martin Luther King would have turned 80 years old this year is he were alive. It is tragic that he did not live to see President Barack Obama assume the presidency. There can be no doubt that Martin would have not only been joyous, he would surely have wept along with millions of other Americans as President Obama became the first African-American to be elected to the highest office in the land. While Dr. King’s vision, his dream for the United States has not yet been fully realized his faith that the United States would one day live up to the promises of liberty and justice for all would be ful-

filled at least in part. Americans can only hope that somewhere, somehow he and others like him who have given so much for the sake of personal freedom can see the tremendous progress Americans have made since his death. Happy Birthday, Doctor King. Thank you for treading the painful path down which President Barack Obama traveled on his journey to the Whitehouse. President Obama has made history by becoming the first Black President in our history but it was you and those like you who were willing to struggle and to bear the pain of that struggle who have made it come to pass. May you rest in peace great warrior, you who proved that truth and love are beyond a doubt the greatest weapons of all in man’s quest to be free.

I Can’t Afford to Advertise —You can’t Afford Not to ........................................................................ John Gabriel, Award Winning Writer jgabriel@theweeklyreporter.com ........................................................................

Smart business owners know picking up paper clips, turning off unnecessary lights and turning down the heat in less used areas of the firm are all ways to cut overhead. Dollars are the fuel that powers business and even after having established a stable cash flow, wise entrepreneurs continue to keep a close watch on

operating costs. Costs are often confused with necessary expenditures and when they are cut the profit scale is tipped to the downside and the business suffers. Necessary expenditures are that class of payouts that the business cannot afford to suspend. Clearly electric, heating and cooling and telephones are in that class. But there is another necessary expenditure that many business people fail to recogCONTINUED ON PAGE 14 >


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Will County Agenda of Federal Funding Priorities Moves Forward

County Executive Larry Walsh sees promise for additional funds in 2009 For the fourth year in a row, an agenda of requests seeking millions of dollars in federal funding was given a green light by the Will County Board. Prepared by

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the Will County Executive’s Office and approved by the Will County Board, the Will County 2009 Federal Agenda includes requests for more than $20 million in federal assistance and appropriations. A blueprint of critical needs in Will County, the agenda was unanimously approved at the January County Board meeting. Vital projects identified in the document include top priorities such as water and sewer infrastructure improvements in the Ridgewood neighborhood near Joliet, law enforcement technology enhancements for the Will County Sheriff ’s department, a major mental health program for the County’s Health Department, as well as a variety of road projects throughout Will County. “Our phenomenal growth in Will County has placed tremendous stress on our local environment – both human and physical, and this has created a backlog of critical needs,â€? said Will County Executive Larry Walsh. “Thanks to the diligent work of my office, our lobby firm of Smith, Dawson & Andrews and members of the County Board Legislative Committee, there is a good chance we can secure the funding necessary for these crucial projects.â€? A summary of the requests for funding include: • Water and Sewer Improvement for the Ridgewood Community  $5 million • Flood Studies for Unincorporated Will County   $1.5 million • Development of Wetlands Inventory Maps $150,000 • Sherriff ’s Office Integrated Criminal Justice Initiative (Phase II)       $690,000 • Sherriff ’s Office In-Car Cameras                                                    $742,000 • EMA/Homeland Security White Paper (Seeking a fairer share of funding for Homeland Security Needs) • Mentally Ill & Substance Abuse Program   $500,000   • White Paper on Community Health Center Funding (Seeking additional funding) :$17025( • County Highway 83 – 80th Ave. Improvements  $2.1 million &86720(56" • County Highway 89 – 95th Street Extension   $1.125 million • County Highway 74 – Laraway Road Corridor Improvements $10 million • County Highway 88 & I-55 Inter-

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(ARA) - Retirement is here for the first wave of America’s 76 million baby boomers. And ready or not, many are faced with the task of converting their savings into a paycheck while still growing their nest egg -- a challenge complicated by the unpredictability of today’s stock market. According to many industry experts, boomers may need to consider radical, fresh methods for generating income during retirement. “Pre-retirees should be looking for products that will provide a guaranteed stream of lifetime income while still allowing them to maintain control over their assets,� says Christine Marcks, president of Prudential Retirement. “At this stage of the game, it’s important to retain the potential to benefit from market growth while also protecting your income from losses.� Marcks offers additional tips for those hoping to create a paycheck for life: * Put your principal to work. Just because you’ve retired, does not mean your retirement income should stop growing. Consider investing in the new generation of retirement income products that guarantee a minimum annual income while offering a measure of flexible control over payouts. * Accept market swings. The stock market promises only one thing: it’s never predictable. Ask about new product innovations that let you take advantage of potential market upswings while shielding income from inevitable downturns.

* Create a paycheck for life. Seventy percent of older workers -- those between the ages of 55 and 64 -- welcome the new options that convert their assets into a guaranteed lifetime income stream, according to Prudential Retirement’s 2006 Workplace Report on Retirement Planning. Some of these products come with built-in guarantees, eliminating worry about outliving your assets. Investors can retain some ownership of their money too, along with guaranteed lifetime income. * Maintain control and access to your nest egg. Most people want to maintain control over their savings, and be able to access it on the proverbial “rainy day.� They also want their heirs to receive any remaining assets at death. Some new products available through the workplace may allow both greater flexibility and access to funds as compared to traditional products. * Postpone Social Security benefits. You can claim Social Security retirement benefits as early as age 62 or as late as age 70. The longer you wait, the larger the monthly benefits * Practice tax-smart asset distribution. To make retirement assets last as long as possible, always consider their inherent tax liabilities and how to best manage them over time. If you are thinking about retirement within the next few years, you probably have some concerns about making sure you don’t outlive your stream of income. And given today’s marketplace, the concern is a valid one. Talk to a qualified financial advisor today to learn more about new and innovative ways to generate a paycheck for life. More information is also available at www.prudential.com/retirementincome.


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Joliet Man Guilty In How to Stay Healthy Murder of 23-Year-Old when the Temperature Neighbor

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(ARA) - For many, the new year brings a fresh start and a new attitude towards living a healthier lifestyle. But let’s not forget, when the weather is still cold, it’s easy to fall back into winter habits like eating more and moving less. Staying healthy is important whether you want to lose weight, get in shape or simply avoid getting sick. And it’s much easier than you think. Here are four easy ways to help you avoid cabin fever and make it a healthy winter this year: Make less room for bad food. Unhealthy food will always be a temptation, and if an expanding waistline is a genuine concern, consider drinking a few glasses of water before your meal to make less room for bad food that is often high in calories. If plain water isn’t your thing, try a tasty flavored water like Fruit2O. It has the flavor of real fruit, but at zero calories. It’s a decision you can feel good about while keeping those extra pounds at bay. Plus, staying hydrated during the dry, cold winter months is crucial for fighting off flu bugs. Find fitness in the snow.

When it’s cold and dark outside, it’s hard to get out and head to the gym. Instead, head to your front yard. Grab your family and friends and let your inner child out. Go sledding, build a snowman, throw snow balls or shovel the driveway. You can easily burn calories running through the snow and have fun at the same time. Not to mention, laughter is the easiest way to relive stress. Stay limber after the leaves fall. As the weather cools, muscles and joints tend to stiffen up. Don’t forget to keep stretching. Get a yoga mat and DVD and try out a few positions to keep your body strong and limber. Just a few stretches a day can keep stiff sore muscles away. Try something new. It’s true what they say: variety really is the spice of life. To get motivated for a new healthy lifestyle, take a cooking class to learn about new ways to prepare healthy food. Or sign up for a salsa dancing class at your local community center. Write down your dreams and goals and team up with friends and family to take a risk and accomplish what it is you want. Having a clear focus will help you tackle life’s little challenges.

Will County State’s Attorney James Glasgow announced that a Joliet man has been found guilty of first-degree murder in the 2006 death of his neighbor, 23-yearold Regina Delosantos.   Hugo Sanchez, 23 of 503 Krakar Avenue, Joliet, was convicted of breaking into the home of Regina Delosantos’ on Sept. 9, 2006, then strangling and stabbing her to death while her husband was at work. Bruises found on the victim’s body and scratches on the defendant’s arms indicate that Delosantos fought for her life before she was strangled with her own shirt. She was stabbed five times in the face and neck with a knife taken from her own kitchen. The jury deliberated for only an hour before finding Sanchez guilty. Hugo Sanchez could receive a sentence of up to 60 years in prison when he is sentenced Circuit Judge Amy Bertani-Tomczak on March 27th. DNA evidence retrieved from under Delosantos’ fingernails conclusively linked Sanchez to the murder scene. Sanchez, who lived across the street from the victim, also had scratches on his arms that he re-

Kelly Turner Announces Candidacy for Lockport Mayor

On Sunday January 18th former Lockport Alderman Kelly Turner formally announced that he will be a candidate for mayor in the April 7th election. Turner made his announcement at the office of The Weekly Reporter in the company of Lockport Alderman Tom Kelly (3rd). Kelly Turner served as a Lockport Alderman in the second ward from 1995 until 2003. He lost his bid for re-election to Joe Fracaro who was strongly CONTINUED ON PAGE 14 >

Hugo Sanchez gets 23 years

ceived while struggling with Delosantos. Additional DNA evidence retrieved from the crime scene revealed that a second individual was present during the murder. That person, who sexually assaulted Delosantos, has not yet been identified. Delosantos’ attackers stole her wallet that contained $100. “Hugo Sanchez committed an act of unspeakable brutality against a woman who tried in vain to fight off her attackers,” State’s Attorney Glasgow said. “Her life ended in a nightmare of pain and fear. But her final struggle left police and prosecutors with the physical evidence they needed to take this monster off our streets.” Glasgow applauded Assistant State’s Attorneys Michael Fitzgerald and Nicole Moore, for their top-notch prosecution. He also credited the thorough investigation conducted by the Joliet Police Department with bringing this dangerous murderer to justice.

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Letters to the Editor Letter to the Editor 01-16-2009 State of Lockport Meeting Recently, I read an article in the Joliet Herald about a speech that Mayor Murphy was to give about the state of Lockport. It stated that it was to take place at De Nolfos in Homer Glen. What about Lockport? There are places in Lockport that could handle this event I’m sure, and I’m sure a

My name is Travis, I am the pastry chef @ Louie’s Chophouse in Shorewood. My Exec Chef and I both enjoy The Weekly Reporter. Fantastic job. We were checking out the Somethin’s Cookin article, and wondered if you would be interested in a Food column from local guys, such as ourselves. Either way, great job and continued

We located a website (Below) that can provide details on Illinois schools. Note that the current figures for Lockport HS- District 205 are for 2006. The school brags that they only spend $10K per student. At the same time they collect nearly $12K per stu-

lot less, cheaper.

The Lockport Moose has 200 people and the

a hall that will seat

VFW also comes to mind as well as the American Legion. They talk about people supporting local businesses. This would be a good start. Robert Boeschel Lockport

success.

Chef Travis - Shorewood, IL Editor’s note: Louie’s Chophouse is located 700 West Jefferson Street in Shorewood. An email response was sent to Chef Travis. Perhaps we will get some cooking tips from him soon. at

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The $12K is the true cost to the

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Collected  $41,518,000 Spent        $35,255.000 Windfall?    $6,263,000  (18%

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Infantry Museum Offers Pavers to Honor Contributions ......................................................... Ralph La Porte rlaporte@theweeklyreporter.com Courtesy of ARA content info@theweeklyreporter.com .........................................................

(ARA) - The new National Infantry Museum and Soldier Center, scheduled to open March 2009 in Columbus, Ga., will honor the contributions of infantrymen and those who fight alongside them. Among the many magnificent attractions of this facility will be Heritage Walk, paved with stones honoring those living and dead who have made the ultimate sacrifice: infantrymen and their loved ones. In the Footsteps of Heroes is a program developed by the National Infantry Foundation to give permanent recognition to heroes from all walks of life. The commemorative pavers, engraved with personal messages of gratitude, will line a 1,000-foot long, 20-foot wide walkway connecting the new museum and the parade field in Patriot Park. A kiosk will allow visitors to look up the exact location of their paver. The National Infantry Foundation is selling the 4 inch by 8 inch granite pavers to support the mission of the National Infantry Museum and the Foundation. Each paver holds three lines of text; each line has room for 20 characters. The $250 cost is tax deductible and includes one free 2 inch by 4 inch replica paver that purchasers or honorees can keep on a desktop. Orders can be placed online or with a downloadable order form at www.nationalinfantrymuseum.com and brochures are available for mailing. Proceeds will be used to complete construction of the museum. “In the Footsteps of Heroes will

honor everyone --active duty soldiers and retired veterans; Infantry, Armor, Airborne, Army, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard -- everyone who has fought for and protected our beloved nation,” says Major General Jerry A. White of the National Infantry Museum.   “This project will also pay tribute to the wives, parents and children who have supported, loved and sometimes lost their loved ones in the fight for democracy; they, too, have made brave sacrifices for the freedoms we hold dear. The 200-acre new National Infantry Museum site is adjacent to historic Fort Benning, known as the “Home of the Infantry.” The famed United States Army Infantry School was established at Fort Benning and, through the years, this institution emerged as the most influential infantry center in the modern world. The museum’s galleries will be chock full of engaging exhibits with themes highlighting infantry experiences in military training, Medal of Honor recipients, the Officer Candidate School training experience, the contributions of Rangers and more. In addition, the museum’s 300-seat IMAX Theater will bring giant screen movies to the Columbus region for the first time. Supporters of the National Infantry Museum include corporations such as Chrysler, AT&T, Synovus, Aflac, Burger King, Coca-Cola, Colt and Samsung as well as foundations, government grants and over 900 individuals who have made donations or contributed to the commemorative paver program. More information about the National Infantry Museum and In the Footsteps of Heroes is available at www.nationalinfantrymuseum.com.


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Make Sure They Have Seen It ......................................................... Andrea Sala /WR asala@theweeklyreporter.com Andrea Sala is the Principal at Scarlet Oak School District 145 .........................................................

My brother, like President Obama, is 47 years old. He has a great memory. He recalls sitting with the entire student body of Harnew Elementary School in Oak Lawn on January 20, 1969 watching the swearing in of President Richard Nixon. He was in second grade. He doesn’t remember specifics but he does know that it was a big deal. It made an impression on him. He liked the ceremonial seriousness of it. He remembers that the teachers and administrators were proud and emotional. He said it was important. President Barack Obama officially took office on Tuesday and Scarlet Oak Cardinals, like many, were watching. It was, at first, a challenge because there is not – as ridiculous as it sounds – any TV connection at our school. We were able to access a news channel via the internet on a laptop and connect it to a projector. We also had to decide to set valuable coursework aside during the ceremony. This may be a surprise for some

readers but schools have a hard time taking away from their programs of study. My teachers and I found it unanimously justifiable. As you can imagine, it was moving to see all the students watch their new President accept the office. We had some that were endearingly bored but they were quickly redirected to the importance of the event. If your child did not see the inauguration of our 44th President then please make it a point to show it to them. It is historical and very important. The symbolic and literal transition of the highest office in our country is a great opportunity to share with your children. My students said that the top two most interesting details were the following: 1. Why is the inauguration on January 20th? The Twentieth Amendment to The Unites States Constitution was ratified in 1933. Section 1 states the following: “The terms of the President and Vice President shall end at noon on the 20th day of January; and the terms of their successors shall then begin.” This amendment’s primary purpose was to shorten the amount of time between the election of the President and Congress and the beginning of their terms. Originally, the terms of the President, the

Vice President, and the Congress began on March 4, four months after the elections were held. While this delay was practical during the 18th century, at which time a newly elected official might need several months to put their affairs in order and then undertake the journey from home to the national capital, it had the effect of stalling government functions in the modern age. This was drastically seen in 1861 and 1933, as Abraham Lincoln and Franklin D. Roosevelt each had to wait approximately four months before they could deal with the crisis conditions of the country. 2. President Obama used President Lincoln’s bible for taking the oath of office. Like my brother, our kids will remember the event when they are 50.

St. Andrew Student Accurately Types 150 WPM On Friday, January 9, Katie Santiago, currently a sixth grade student, typed 150 w.p.m. (during a1-minute timing) with no errors. Katie is in Grade 6. She broke the school record of 129 w.p.m. which she set last year! On Wednesday, January 14, she was honored after the school Mass with a certificate and a round of applause! Katie learned how to keyboard in grade 4. Attached is a picture of Mr. Leppert, the principal of St. Andrew the Apostle School in Romeoville, presenting Katie with the certificate for breaking the school record! St. Andrew the Apostle Catholic School is located in Romeoville. For more information on the school, please contact the school office at (815) 886-5953 or visit the website at www.standrewro meoville.com/ school.

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the charge to improve children’s health and nutrition. “The economic challenges facing Illinois are monumental and will take a bipartisan approach to solve our problems. We have already begun to take steps to improve the current climate in Springfield and I am optimistic that in 2009 we will begin to turn things around and get people back to work and our bills paid down,� said Cross. Rep. Cross resides in Oswego with his wife, the former Genie Hovater, and their two children, Reynolds and Hudson.

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can sink your teeth into. The pizza is really something very special. Franco came to the United States from Sicily when he was only 14 years old. He began working in a pizza restaurant almost immediately. If you speak with Franco you will know instantly that every sandwich, every dinner, and every pizza is special to him. His excitement seems to have affected

his employees who seemed anxious to move into high gear. Franco proudly displayed his large well appointed kitchen that boasts new modern equipment. His pizza oven can cook 30 pizzas at once and bakes a pizza in only eight minutes. Smiling, Franco said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;That means no one can beat me for fast delivery! Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m closer and my oven is speedy.â&#x20AC;? He noted that, â&#x20AC;&#x153;We are at the doorstep of thousands of people not miles away from them.â&#x20AC;? Given all the new equipment and the rigid cleanliness code he adheres to, his restaurant is naturally appealing. Call (815) 230-3241, and give this new local business a great start, the food is honestly delicious; something you will call for over and over again.

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Rep. Cross Takes Official Oath of Office With family and friends watching, State Representative Tom Cross Wednesday took the official oath of office during the Inauguration of the 96th General Assembly at the University of Illinois at Springfield. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Reciting the oath of office reminds me of how privileged I am to be given the opportunity to serve the citizens of the 84th district and the State of Illinois,â&#x20AC;? said Cross. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Being a legislator is a responsibility I take very seriously and I look forward to a new General Assembly and addressing issues important to our families and our state.â&#x20AC;? During the official Inaugural ceremo-

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A Meeting You Can’t Afford to Miss! On Wednesday February 4th the Lockport Citizens for Fair Taxation will hold a public meeting at 7:00pm in the American Legion Hall located at 15052 Archer Avenue. The featured speaker will be Rhonda Novak, Chief Will County Assessor-Taxpayers Education Fo-

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rum. Some issues she will address will be “How does your property tax process work?” And, “Are you getting your fair assessment?” Everyone is urged to attend and “Bring a Will County neighbor or friend, you can’t afford to miss this meeting.”

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Lucky Nails is located at Renwick Road and Route 59 in Plainfield at a location that is convenient for people living in the south region of Plainfield and the northwestern sector of Joliet. Customers of Lucky Nails have the benefit of not only intense personal attention but the advantage of extensive experience. Calvin Nguyen is the proprietor. He formerly owned nail salons in Pennsylvania, Hickory Hills, and in Evergreen Park. His enthusiasm for pleasing his customers becomes evident the moment he begins to discuss his business. The salon is fully equipped and

has vibrating pedicure chairs; walkins are always welcome. Calvin has promised to give special discounts to The Weekly Reporter readers so if you visit Lucky Nails mention this article in The Weekly Reporter. You will receive a discount just as though you were presenting him with a coupon. Don’t forget to mention this article because you will save $3, $5 or even $10.00 off the regular price of his services. Calvin is hoping you will give him a chance to demonstrate his skills and knows that if you go to Lucky Nails once you will become a regular thereafter.

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Dinnertime Pizzazz for Less than $10 ............................................................ Courtesy of ARAcontent somethinscookin@theweeklyreporter.com ............................................................

(ARA) - With food costs rising and budgets tightening, it’s time to get creative at mealtime. The trick is to do more with less, and there are many great options -- from smart recipes to great food products -- to help stretch the dollar and delight the appetite. The experts at Target and SuperTarget offer tips to keep meal costs down: * Buy on sale. Check weekly ads instore and online for deals. * Try the store brands. Brands like Archer Farms and Market Pantry at Target and SuperTarget taste great and cost less than national brands. * Plan a weekly menu. Use that as a basis for your shopping list. You’ll stretch your dollars and your leftovers. Last night’s roast chicken is a perfect filling for taco night. Sautee the remaining shredded chicken with onion, warm up corn tortillas and add salsa, guacamole and a squeeze of lime juice. * Buy larger portions on sale to split up into smaller packages or freeze. * Make it a challenge. Bring the fam-

ily to the grocery store and challenge everyone to come up with a meal for $10 or less. Don’t think a family meal for less than $10 is possible? It’s not only possible; it’s a piece of cake to make. Try the following delicious recipes using Market Pantry ingredients from Target:

Enchilada Lasagna Pie Ingredients: 8 ounces. lean ground beef 1 small onion, chopped 1 (15.5-ounce) can pinto beans, drained and rinsed 1 (10-ounce) can red or green enchilada sauce 4 corn tortillas, quartered 1 cup shredded Mexican blend cheese Directions: 1. Heat oven to 350 F. 2. Cook beef and onion six to eight minutes or until beef is browned; drain. Season to taste. Stir in beans. 3. Spread a few spoonfuls of sauce in 8-inch deep dish pie plate. Layer half tortillas, beef mixture, half remaining sauce and half of cheese over sauce in dish. Repeat with remaining tortillas and sauce. 4. Cover with foil and bake 30 min-

utes. Remove foil, top with remaining cheese. Bake five more minutes or until cheese melts. Enjoy topped with sour cream and chopped cilantro (optional). Makes four servings. Prep time: 15 minutes, Total time: 50 minutes

Salad with Mexican Vinaigrette Stir two tablespoons chopped cilantro into 1/2 cup Italian salad dressing. Serve over mixed greens, tomatoes and green onions.

A Twist on Flan Spoon caramel ice cream topping over a dish of vanilla pudding. Sprinkle with toasted coconut. Date night doesn’t have to mean dinner and a movie out on the town. When you throw in a babysitter your simple night out could cost more than $100. Stay in, rent a movie and make the following recipe for a delicious homemade dinner. Prepare frozen spinach and artichoke purses as an appetizer, an artisan French petite loaf and a mixed salad for course number two and warm some prepared molten lava cakes topped with whipped cream for dessert. You’ve got a restaurant-quality experience on your home turf. Candles optional. This menu of Archer Farms items makes a great dinner for two for less than $15.

Archer Farms Seared Patagonian Scallops with Herbed Linguini Alfredo Ingredients: 8 ounces linguini (from a 16-ouncepackage) 8 ounces Archer Farms wild-caught Patagonian scallops, thawed (from a 16-ounce package) 2 teaspoons butter 1/2 cup prepared Alfredo sauce (from a 12.3-ounce jar) 2 tablespoons dry white wine 2 tablespoons garlic and herb cheese spread 1 tablespoon chopped Italian flat leaf parsley Directions: 1. Cook and drain linguini as directed on package. 2. Meanwhile, blot scallops with paper towels. Heat butter in large skillet over medium-high heat until foamy. Add scallops to skillet, not touching, in single layer. 3. Cook one minute or until well browned; gently toss to turn. Cook an additional minute or until just opaque. Stir in remaining ingredients except parsley. Heat just until hot. 4. Spoon scallops and sauce over pasta in serving dishes. Sprinkle with parsley. Serves two. Prep time: 15 minutes, Total time: 15 minutes


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Tips for Navigating Valentine’s Day at the Office ........................................................... Courtesy of ARA ...........................................................

Give Your Pet the Perfect Valentine --

A Healthy Smile ........................................................... Courtesy of ARA ...........................................................

(ARA) - What’s a great Valentine’s Day present for your pet? Candy is definitely out -- chocolate is poisonous to dogs and cats, and hard candy can cause bowel obstructions. Ditto with flowers -- many are poisonous to cats and dogs. Instead, why not give your pet a healthy smile? February isn’t just the month celebrating Valentine’s Day, it’s also National Pet Dental Health Month. While the American Dental Association estimates that about 80 percent of us brush our own teeth at least twice a day, most of us completely neglect our pets’ teeth. The fact is, animals have teeth that must be maintained, just like our own teeth. And just like us, dogs and cats can suffer with gingivitis or periodontal disease. “There are many symptoms of dental disease to watch out for, including bad, almost putrid, breath,” explains Dr. James Cook, president of the American Veterinary Medical Association. “Your pet could be in a lot of pain, and you might not realize it. For example, if you see your pet approach a bowl of food then back away, that could be a sign of tooth pain. Your animal can’t tell you he or she is suffering or in pain, so it’s important to get your pet’s teeth checked by your veterinarian.” Here are six Valentines to give your pet during Pet Dental Health Month: * Brush their teeth. - Specially made toothpaste in flavors like chicken, seafood, beef and mint and soft, pet-

friendly toothbrushes are available at pet supply stores or from your veterinarian. With some training (visit www.avmatv.com for a 5.5 minute instructional video) pets can learn to tolerate or even enjoy a daily brushing. * A dental checkup. - If you’ve never had your veterinarian check your pet’s teeth, your pet is long overdue. Schedule an appointment today. Veterinarians recommend at least an annual checkup of your pet’s teeth. If periodontal disease is found, your pet can be sedated for teeth cleaning. * Give a rawhide treat. - Rawhide is that piece of raw leather your dog looks forward to so much, but it also helps scrub plaque off your pet’s teeth. A small daily treat that makes a dog so happy could save money at the veterinarian years from now and save your dog’s teeth. Check with your veterinarian to make sure rawhide is an appropriate treat for your dog. * Wrap up a rope toy. - Rope toys for dogs and cats help keep plaque and gingivitis at bay. Just carrying a rope toy in their mouth helps to keep an animal’s teeth clean, and playing with it does an even better job. * Try dental treats. - Specially made dental treats are available at pet stores and at your veterinarian’s office. These treats are made to be difficult to chew and swallow, and are shaped to help scrub teeth as they’re consumed. * A pet food present. - Consider feeding your pet a specially formulated pet food designed to improve dental health in pets. For more information on pet dental health visit www.avma.org or www.avmatv.com.

(ARA) - Valentine’s Day is fast approaching and many offices will see an increase in deliveries of flowers, candy and other gifts. The workplace will have a silent undercurrent, as employees watch to see who receives deliveries and who does not. Some of your coworkers may beam with pride as heaping flower arrangements arrive on their desks, while others without flowers will act as if it is just another day. Then there is a third category: some will be embarrassed, and maybe a little angry, about their gifts. For example, Alice and John are in the early stages of their relationship. John wishes to impress Alice by doing something other than the ubiquitous flowers. He orders three huge helium balloons tied to an oversized, over-stuffed teddy bear for 11 a.m. delivery to Alice’s office. The problem: Alice works in a conservative office environment, and she is younger than most of her colleagues. Alice is left feeling that receiving what amounts to a child’s toy, the size of which could not go without notice, has undermined her professionalism. Regardless of what her coworkers may actually think, John’s gift has not made the impression he was seeking. This is only one example of a how a good intention could go astray. “When deciding how to celebrate Valentine’s Day, it’s important to diagnose the style and decorum of the office to determine what is appropriate,” says

Dr. Peggy Way, adjunct psychology professor at Argosy University, Nashville. For some workplace environments, Valentine’s Day can cause some level of uneasiness if not handled correctly by management. Some people wonder what is appropriate for a workplace where there is a diverse group of workers, some who celebrate holidays and special occasions and others who do not for personal or religious reasons. Is it appropriate to send flowers or gifts to the workplace or should they be sent to the home? Is it appropriate to send singing message grams by Cupid and other characters to the workplace? How do you keep good intentions from going astray? “You should certainly check with your own workplace policies and practices before you make any Valentine’s Day plans,” says Dr. Steven Yoho, dean of the college of business at South University. “If the written policy is broad and doesn’t mention Valentine’s Day or giftgiving specifically, I would ask coworkers how the holiday has been handled in the past or even make a quick call to human resources.” Read more on-line at www.theweeklyreporter.com


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Dear Lindsey: Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been going with Jason for about a year, well maybe a little more. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m 25 and I have a pretty good job. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been saving money for a long time. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve saved about $16,000 and I have it in a bank. Jason said I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know how to handle my money and told me I am throwing money away by keeping it in the bank. He wants me to give him power of attorney so he can invest my money in stocks. He said he has this great program he bought and this is the time to buy stock. He means when the prices are low. I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know anything about stock and Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m not so sure he does because as far as I know he doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t own any and I know he does not have a penny saved. He lives from check to check. Sometimes he even borrows from me during the week until payday. I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want to let him do anything with my money because I have worked hard to save it. What do you say? Dear What do you say? It sounds to me as if you are a very intelligent woman. It certainly sounds like you are more capable of handling your finances than your boyfriend is. I suggest that you do not give him or anyone power of attorney or access to your money. He may have a program to guide him in buying and selling stocks but Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll bet you he bought it with a credit card. There are countless programs like that on the market and while I cannot evaluate them fairly, I suggest that if you want to invest your money go to a professional company for advice. The world of finance and investing your money is not a game for amateurs. I urge you to deal only with a known firm with a sound reputation. One such company produces a financial column for this paper each week and maybe you should contact them; that is Edward Jones. The one thing I urge you to not do is give your current boyfriend or any boyfriend a free hand to dip into your savings. You may not think so but he could decide to take your money and hit the road. People are ripped-off every day and frequently by people they know and trust. Dear Lindsey: I met a guy two months ago and weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been having pretty fun times together but last Friday he went with some of his friends after work and got drunk. Then he came to my apartment and wanted to come in. I told him to go home and call me when he got sober. He got real mad and called me some pretty nasty names. Then he hit me pretty hard. I slammed the door and he pounded and pounded on it. Finally he went away. Now he is calling every day and saying how sorry he is and it wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t ever happen again. What should I do, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m afraid of him now. Dear Afraid of him now: Stay away from him and if he phones you tell him not to call again or youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll have him arrested. If he continues to harass you, get an order of protection. Saying he is sorry and that it wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t happen again is a worn out line that every drunken coward who hits a woman uses. But as soon as he gets a little liquor in his belly, heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll do it over again only worse. It will continue to get worse and often leads to a killingâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;yours maybe. Dump him and let him sink or swim for himself. There are lots of good decent guys out there. Do yourself a favor and find one.

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............................................................... By Lisandra Bernadet teentalk@theweeklyreporter.com Lisandra is a sophomore at Joliet West High School ...............................................................

As these winter days are slowly dragging by we are just eagerly awaiting the spring months or at least for the temperature to rise above zero degrees. Especially for teens winter can be pretty brutal. A lot of teens feel trapped indoors and have a lack of social life when the temperature drops below freezing. This past week many schools were closed because of the dangerous drop in temperature. Of course, any normal student was ecstatic about the news, but yet disappointed. Snow days are pretty much a double edged sword, because it is too cold to do anything. Then you are forced to stay inside and not enjoy the day off. Also another disadvantage to the snow days is that if you are not a senior you have to make up the lost days at the end of the school year. That means a short

summer break! With frost bite temperatures outside it really makes teens have cabin fever. Unfortunately, winter is here to stay until mid March. To pass the time teens should find multiple activities to do indoors with friends. Such as: bowling, indoor sports, laser tag, concerts, shopping, dinner, paintball, or other various activities that will keep your mind off the frigid temperatures. The piece of advice I know I can give is to just bundle up because it seems that these temperatures are not going to warm up for quite some time.

General Assembly Scholarship Applications Available ............................................................... Rep. Crossâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; district office 815-254-0000 www.tomcross.com ...............................................................

Plainfield, Illinois State Representative Tom Cross is pleased to announce that applications are now available online and through his district office for the Illinois General Assembly Scholarship program. The Illinois General Assembly Scholarship is open to all residents of the 84th legislative district, and is accepted at any Illinois public universities. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The General Assembly Scholarship program allows me the privilege of helping deserving local students pay for their college education. Each year, I am able to award eight oneyear scholarships to students from my

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district to attend any of Illinoisâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; public universities,â&#x20AC;? said Cross. Once all applications are turned in, Cross has a separate committee that reviews the application and selects the recipients. Criteria for selecting the recipients include: academic achievement, community or civic involvement and financial need. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I encourage anyone interested in pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree to apply for a scholarship,â&#x20AC;? said Cross. Students interested in applying can obtain an application by contacting Rep. Crossâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; district office at 815-254:$17025( 0000 or by visiting his website at www. tomcross.com. &86720(56" All applications must be completed and returned to Rep. 2XU$GV*HW5HVXOWV Crossâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; office by6HQVLEOH3ULFLQJ April 8, 2009.

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Rileyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Stripes ............................................................ Christine Carroll Piech Christine@theweeklyreporter.com .........................................................

Riley has been with us for two months now and things are getting a little bit better. I realized that it can be kind of fun having someone to play with all the time. Mom and dad are great to be with, but Riley likes to do the same things that I do. So I taught him how to fetch â&#x20AC;&#x201C; like whenever my ball gets away from me, I tell Riley to run and get it! And sometimes we have awesome games of tug-o-war. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m much bigger than him so I win every time! But a strange thing happened the other day. We were wrestling (I was winning of course) and I noticed that something was not right. Riley STILL does not have any stripes! I canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t figure out whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s wrong with him. I have beautiful black stripes on my brown fur and heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s just plain â&#x20AC;&#x201C; I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know why! He has four legs and a tail like me, but NO stripes! I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know where he would have put them, but somebody needs to find out where they went. I tried to tell mom and dad by barking and barking, but they didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t listen, and Riley was too busy chewing on his bone to care! Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t they understand what is happening here? I doâ&#x20AC;ŚRILEYâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S STRIPES ARE LOST! And I guess that I will have to be the one to find them! I began a mission to find Rileyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s lost stripes. I looked under the couch first because that is where my ball is always going. It wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t there. I checked around the room and didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t see anything, but I did notice that the carpet had brown and black colors on it â&#x20AC;&#x201C; could the stripes be lost in there? I pulled at the rug but the stripes were really stuck. So I grabbed a big piece with my teeth and was just about to yank real hard, when dad yelled at me for ripping the carpet. I ran real fast out of the room - I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t think Rileyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s stripes were in there. Suddenly, my nose smelled something coming from another room. Could Rileyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s stripes be in there? I went into the place that has all the good things to eat (mom calls it her kitchen). I made my way to the table and looked under. No stripes! Only yummy crumbs for me to eat. I checked on top of the table and saw something that looked brown and black. It didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t really have any stripes, but it did smell good. I thought I better take a closer look so I hopped up on the chair just as mom came in screaming, â&#x20AC;&#x153; GET AWAY FROM THE ROAST!â&#x20AC;? I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know what a roast is, but I know that itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not stripes! I searched the house all day and couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t find Rileyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s stripes anywhere. Just when I thought nobody cared that they were missing, mom and dad said we were going for a ride to a special park. I bet this is where Riley lost his stripes! When we got there, I couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t believe my eyes. I saw stripes â&#x20AC;&#x201C; many stripes! And I saw dots â&#x20AC;&#x201C; big and small! And colors â&#x20AC;&#x201C; lots of amazing colors! And do you know where they were? On DOGS! ALL DIFFERENT DOGS! There were big dogs with spots, little dogs with stripes, medium sized dogs with spots and stripes, and dogs that didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have any! Just like Riley! We were all dogs, but we were all different. Not one dog looked like the other. It seems that Rileyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s stripes were not lost after all! He doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have any. He is not going to look like me and I am not going to look like him - We are both special in our own way. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s good that we wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t look alike because how would anyone tell us apart â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and besides I really like looking like me. We have repeated this particular episode because of requests.

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well-intentioned but faulty decisions of a few individuals . Americans are fundamentally good people. A nation of peaceful, for the most part religiously guided individuals, who are patriotic, who do love this nation, who do respect their fellow men, but who, following the dictates of some misguided individuals, have suppressed that inner desire to be the patriotic people we truly are, to live and let live. President Obama, blessed with a certain charisma that has an assuring quality about it, has touched the hearts of a CONTINUED FROM FRONT >

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majority of Americans to allow them to be the patriotic citizens we truly are and have been since John Hancock bravely touched his quill pen to the Declaration of Independence at risk of his own life. America has always professed the equality of men and now, having been given the opportunity to demonstrate our willingness to live by those words, has elected the first man of color to be our President. This is a day in history that will forever live in the hearts of good men everywhere, a day to be happily recalled; it will forever serve as a re-

minder of what the promises of American Democracy do truly mean. Each of us can be proud; we can once again hold our heads high proclaiming that we are Americans, citizens of the greatest nation on this planet. We can congratulate ourselves for having the courage to elect President Obama and we can thank President Obama for being a man so many Americans trust to secure our visions for tomorrow and our dreams of happiness and security for our posterity. May God Bless You Mr. President.

Melissa’s Friend Still Using Fake I.D.

Stellato, Peterson, and Wislocka, entered the bar using identification that did not belong to them. Melissa was denied entry to the bar because she had no I.D. with her name, photo and birthday on it. She was, according to co-bar owner Roberto Ortega, allowed to enter for the purpose of requesting a ride home from her three friends. After having some heated words with Julia Wislocka and having failed to elicit a ride from her friends, Melissa began to walk home. She walked in the wrong direction and was struck and killed a few minutes after midnight by an unknown motorist. Julia was calm as she sat in the witness chair. She was very composed as she related the events of that fateful evening when Melissa was killed. Julia showed no emotion. No tears fell from her eyes, she did not ask to rest or to recompose herself. She revealed that she borrowed the ID she used from a friend, Megan Troc with whom she attends college at the University of Illinois. Julia Wislocka showed no signs of

personal grief and responded spontaneously throughout her testimony even when she had to refer to Melissa. That seemed unusual for someone was supposedly friend throughout high school and then at the University of Illinois, with the deceased. Two subsequent hearings were held, the last was on January 7, 2009. Ironically on that very date, Catherine Dudash, wrote to Julia, “Ahh when are leaving?! i hope u had fun with my ID!!when u get back you wont need it anymore!! i have fun girl, remember what we talked about that trip is going to be soooo good for you!! Be safe! Love you.” Julia Wislocka responded on January 9th “I’m leaving TODAY!!!! I’m freaking out!! I didn’t get to see you before I leave! I’ll be 21 when I get back so we can go out finally and not get caught for being the same person!!! Hahaha yay!! anyway, have a good semester , I’ll keep in touch on here!! It is believed, but unconfirmed, that Julia has gone to Italy for a vacation; she will allegedly return sometime after her

birthday which is in April. At the first liquor commission hearing Julia Wislocka named Megan Troc, another U of I student, as the person who lent her the ID she used to enter the City of Champions. The January 7th communication between Catherine Dudash and Julia clearly indicates that Dudash lent her own identification to Wislocka sometime between the 2nd and 3rd liquor commission hearings. Further investigation revealed that almost one year to the day, before Melissa was killed, Julia Wislocka was arrested in Washington Township Indiana, near Portage with nine other teens on an alcohol charge. One of the boys arrested was charged with possession of marijuana. The City of Champions Bar and Grill was declared guilty on January 14th of allowing Melissa and her friends on the premises. The bar’s late-hours permit and entertainment license have been taken away for a period of 6 months by the city. The owners are considering an appeal of that decision.

Kelly Turner Announces Candidacy...

CONTINUED FROM PAGE 5 > supported by Mayor Tim Murphy. Since that time Kelly was an unsuccessful mayoral candidate. Noting that he has his own healthy business, Victory Data Systems in Romeoville, Turner pointed out that he will continue to work fulltime in it but he will be able to breakaway to attend to city business at anytime should he win the election. The mayor’s position is a part-time office and does not pay a living wage so a mayor must have fulltime employment. Turner spoke about his close attachCONTINUED FROM PAGE 4 >

ment to the city and denounced giving large incentives to companies wanting to establish businesses in Lockport. He condemned the establishment of a TIF and noted that it puts private land at jeopardy because of the recent Supreme Court ruling on eminent domain. Turner said he fears that private homes could be jeopardized and people forced to leave their homes. His thoughts for developing the city ranged from establishing light industry on the old Texaco property to attracting more business to the mom and pop busi-

nesses within the community. Among his thoughts were expanding summer events and perhaps some development of the canal banks for public use. He expressed deep concern for those homeowners who can no longer afford to remain in their homes because taxes have made it impossible. He noted that people who have worked all their lives to pay for a home should not be forced out of it because they have aged and retired.

Will County Agenda of Federal...

change Reconstruction &  $4 million Expansion                                  • Multi-Jurisdictional Land-Use Plan for Will County Airport   $450,000   “Over the past several years we have been successful in securing over $3.5 million dollars in federal funds from both the regular federal appropriation process and thru competitive federal grants,” added Executive Walsh.  “Our residents demand that a fair share of their federal taxes be returned to their communities for critical projects – and

we will continue to fight for these much needed funds.” Will County has received over $2.1 million in federal funding that stems from previous federal agenda requests, including nearly $1 million in technology upgrades for laptops for the Sheriff Deputies through the Department of Justice’s Community-Orientated Policing Law Enforcement Technology and Interoperability Grants. Other funding has included $202,000 for other improved Sheriff department outreach programs, a $492,000 allocation for the

initiation of a Will County flood plain study and as part of the County’s I-355 corridor improvement project, $435,000 for work along 143rd Street in Homer Glen In addition, another $1.5 million in grants for an improved order of protection program through Will County State’s Attorney James Glasgow’s office was received over the past three years. A more in-depth description of the Federal Agenda 2009 is will soon be available on the Will County website at www.willcountyillinois.com.

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I Can’t Afford to Advertise... nize as essential, it is advertising. When revenue begins to slump proprietors frequently cut their advertising investment. Those who tend to view pre-allotted advertising funds as an emergency cash pool fail to realize that advertising is truly the lifeblood of their business. If times are hard they make them worse by investing fewer dollars in advertising. Advertising is a necessity in every business. Newcomers may open with good ideas, great products or services, but then strangle their opportunity to actually grow to a larger more successful business by failing to attract new customers. Such businesses are likely to appeal to a handful of people early on who will become loyal clients, but the company seems to never grow beyond the initial group of customers who arrived when the door opened. Some companies began just as small but seem to have magically grown to gigantic proportions; McDonalds is such an example. When Ray Kroc opened his first McDonalds in Des Plaines, IL, (it all began with him selling multi-mixers) he might have settled at that location contenting himself with the $316 daily revenue he took in the first day, but Kroc was astute enough to know the most important business secret of all. You must reach out to a broader market if you want to want your business revenues to grow. Yes, Kroc franchised, but one very important element of the franchise pitch is about the advertising. In a sound franchising operation the parent-company allots a pre-established portion of its revenues to advertising. There is a good reason for that and it is summed up in the following anonymous verse. He who has a thing to sell And goes and whispers in a well, Is not as apt to reap the dollars As he who climbs a tree and hollers! Those four lines may make you chuckle but the axiom they represent is no laughing matter, it is the simple, but very real secret to succeeding where others may fail. It is important to plan to advertise. In the beginning you will likely have to settle for a small ad, but make certain it is large enough to catch the reader’s eye. Determine how much you will spend each week on advertising and then set that amount aside each week from whatever revenue your company earns. Decide, or ask someone who knows, whether you ought to invest in a simple classified ad or in a display ad. The best advertising plan is one that is continuous. Your company name must be in front of the public so people will recall your business when they have a need or a desire for your particular specialty, be it a product or a service. A single large ad will not be as effective as a smaller one that appears regularly week after week. In any event, the key to succeeding is to use advertising to attract the buying public to your business. You must tell people you have what they want and that you want their business.


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Mokena Man...

CONTINUED FROM FRONT > portunity to change the system of rule. Mokena is currently run by a group of trustees who have no particular areas within the village for which they are responsible. If there were aldermen, they would voice the concerns and wishes of smaller groups of citizens who reside in designated districts. Under an aldermanic system, the alderman for your district would live within it and be better equipped to speak out for your personal concerns. Mayor Joe Werner was opposed to changing the management of the Village. Some trustees who are his strong supporters joined Werner in that opposition. During a Village meeting in October 2008, Mayor Werner and those trustees spoke out in opposition to the referendum that gave voters the opportunity to have elected alderman rather than trustees. Lettieri says what they did was electioneering and that violates the law. They used their public positions, while they were being paid with tax dollars, and public premises to campaign for the defeat of the referendum. The law forbids that! Officials, of course, have freedom of speech, but they can only campaign for themselves, someone else, or an issue on their own time, at their own expense, and only in the capacity of a private citizen. They cannot ask anyone to vote in any particular way, for or against anyone or any proposition that is on the ballot. So Lettieri has taken the first step

on his road to redress under the law. He has filed a complaint with the Village in which he has outlined the several violations of the law as he sees them. Unfortunately, Mokena does not appear to have a system of redress that would meet constitutional muster. The Village Attorney Kenneth A. Grey is not only the Village attorney, who will defend Mayor’s actions, he is the Ethics Officer, and he will be the judge in this matter to decide if his argument for the Mayor will defeat Lettieri’s complaint. In other words—one man rule! When it comes to the Village Ethics Ordinance, which every Illinois Town is required to have enacted and to abide by, Ken Grey is the defense attorney, the judge, and the jury! That raises a question as to why Mr. Grey, who works for a prestigious Joliet law firm, has not recognized the severe conflict of interest that will surely be challenged should he rule against Lettieri. How does the Mayor’s attorney fairly decide an issue brought against the mayor whom he is defending? That seems to be totally contrary to American justice. Lettieri has raised other serious issues but those are under evaluation by a Chicago law firm that is contemplating a federal lawsuit to redress the violations of his U.S. Constitutional right to freedom of speech. Lettieri has alleged that violation occurred repeatedly on Election Day last November 4th.

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