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VMA comes up short of a full slate Selection group fails to find enough candidates for the spring election By TIMOTHY INKLEBARGER Staff Reporter

The Village Manager Association, the only group in Oak Park that vets and slates groups of candidates for local public office, has released its picks for the municipal election in April, with two glaring omissions: village president and one of three open seats on the board of trustees. It is the first time in the organization’s history that the group — made up of citizens who volunteer to interview Oak Park candidates for village president, trustee and village clerk — has failed to run a full slate of candidates. The group named trustee incumbents Glenn Brewer and Peter Barber for two of the three open seats on the village board — Trustee Colette Lueck has said she will not run for re-election, leaving her seat open for a new trustee. The VMA also endorsed Lori Malinski, director of development at Oak-Leyden Development Services, for the village clerk position. Six candidates have announced their intention to run for village trustee, several of whom said they appeared before the VMA’s selection committee: Barber and Brewer, realtor Dan Moroney, restaurateur Deno Andrews, attorney Simone Boutet, and Oak Park Township Trustee James Taglia. See VMA on page 18

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Target coming to downtown Oak Park Clark Street Real Estate to bring retail chain to Lake and Harlem By TIMOTHY INKLEBARGER Staff Reporter

Clark Street Real Estate, developer of the mixed-use development Elevate Oak Park, announced Tuesday it has secured

a deal to bring a Target retail store to its 22,000-square-foot retail space near the corner of Lake and Harlem. The developer described the location in a press release as a “flexible-format store” that will include a grocery section, men’s and women’s apparel, electronics, toys and sporting goods, home goods and other departments typical of the retailer. The store is expected to open in October 2017. The Clark Street press release noted that the “customized stores” have been a

success with Target customers in densely populated urban and suburban areas and on college campuses. The retail chain operates 30 of the flexible-format stores, four of which are in Chicago. Target plans to open three more in the city in 2017. A Clark Street representative could not immediately be reached for comment. Clark Street Principal Andy Stein said in See TARGET on page 17

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Area eighth-graders win Super Bowl of Chicago football It’s called the Super Bowl of Chicagoarea youth football and this year the trophy for the annual sporting event came to Oak Park and River Forest. On Nov. 13, the Oak Park-River Forest Youth Football (OPRFYF) program’s Big Ten Varsity age and weight class team won a Chicagoland Youth Football League championship by defeating Des Plaines 27 to 6 at Carmel High School stadium in Mundelein. “This was a great group of kids because we were undersized for a varsity team but they kept believing in each other and the process and achieved this special result,” said head coach Derrick Peavy after the game. “I couldn’t be more proud of this team.”

Peavy said the victory was even sweeter considering that his team dropped three games in a row earlier this season, despite starting at 3-0. “We truly learned something every week, win or lose,” Peavy said. “Not every team or player can do that. This is a special group.” The CYFL is the country’s largest independent youth football league and includes teams throughout the Chicago area and southern Wisconsin. The Big Ten Varsity class comprises mostly eighth-graders, who head to high school next school year with some extra pep in their step.

— Michael Romain

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Dominican U. to discuss immigrants’ rights

With a renewed focus on changes to immigration and worker rights under the specter of a Donald Trump administration, Dominican University is presenting a forum featuring attorney Mony Ruiz Velasco from PASO (Proyecto de Accion de los Suburbias del Oeste) on Wednesday, Nov. 30 at 6 p.m. at the auditorium on the college’s Priory Campus, 7200 W. Division St. Velasco will discuss potential expanded deportations, immigration rights and other issues related to immigration sta-

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tus and criminal convictions, according to a Dominican press release. The forum, held in partnership with Arise, a faith-based nonprofit dedicated to workers’ rights, will be held in English, Spanish and with Polish translation available. The event is free.

Historical Society cancels Holiday Open House

The Historical Society of Oak Park and River Forest has canceled its Dec. 4 Holiday Open House party, according to executive director Frank Lipo. The open house would be the first chance for many

CHAMPS: OP-RF Youth Football won a Chicagoland Youth Football League Championship recently.

Oak Parkers to see the society’s new location at the historic Cicero Township Firehouse building at 129 Lake St. The Historical Society recently relocated from its long-time headquarters at Pleasant Home, 217 Home Ave., and is still unpacking from the move, Lipo said in an email. “We thought we were rushing too much to show it off instead of calmly preparing for regular hours of operation in 2017,” Lipo said.

Township scam artists target seniors

Oak Park Township announced that there have been multiple reports of people approaching seniors and misrepresenting themselves as Township employees in a possible effort to defraud them. No additional information about the fraudulent workers was available at press time, but the Township is urging seniors to report anyone misrepresenting themselves as Township employees. The Township said seniors should

confirm any in-home appointments with Township Senior Services by calling 708-383-8060. “If someone claims to be from the Township, please ask to see an official ID. If there is a suspicion of illegal representation of a Township employee, please also contact the police by calling 911,” the Township press release notes.

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Christmas in the Holy Land

Concordia Christmas concert The University Band of Concordia University Chicago will perform its annual Christmas concert on Friday, Dec. 2 at 8 p.m. in the Chapel of Our Lord on campus. Admission is free. A performance of “At Dawn They Slept” by Jay Bocook will commemorate the 75th anniversary of the bombing of Pearl Harbor. The band will also perform “The Night Before Christmas” by Randol Alan Bass, based on the famous poem by Clement Clarke Moore, and narrated by Peter Pohlhammer. 7400 Augusta St., River Forest. Free off-street parking in the university’s parking structure, south of Division Street on Bonnie Brae Place. For more information, visit CUChicago.edu/music or call 708-209-3060.

Toy ride collection The Oak Park Cycle Club is collecting toys for the 14th annual Amling’s Holiday Toy Ride. Local bicycle riders will take the donations to Amling’s Bike Shop in Niles, which partners with the Marines Corp Reserve’s Toys-for-Tots campaign. Unwrapped toys will be accepted at two Oak Park bicycle shops, BikeFix, 310c Lake St., and Element, 1101 Chicago Ave., until the close of business on Dec. 7. The donations will be delivered to Amling’s in time for the ride, which starts at 6:30 a.m. on Dec. 9.

No Justice, No Peace Thursday, Dec. 1 at 7 p.m., Priory Auditorium, Dominican University: Rev. Donald Senior, CP, president emeritus of Catholic Theological Union, will speak on “No Justice, No Peace: A Catholic Perspective on Israel and Palestine” part of the Siena Center’s lecture series. For tickets, call the box office, 708-488-5000, or visit events. dom.edu. 7200 W. Division St., River Forest.

Sing-along Messiah Sunday, Dec. 4 at 3:30, First United Methodist Church: Join your friends for the 16th annual Sing-Along Messiah at First United Methodist, 324 N. Oak Park Ave. This Messiah features a professional orchestra and soloists, the church’s historic Skinner organ and local singers. Of course there is a reception following the concert. No tickets are required. Just come and bring your voice.

tion fee includes a cookie tin and a map of 45 participating shops and restaurants. Saturday, Dec. 3. ■ Community Bank of OP-RF sponsors its ■ OP-RF Infant Welfare Society’s Holiday Housewalk & Market runs Dec. 1-3 at the 19th annual holiday film at the Lake Theatre, 1022 Saturday, Dec. 3 at 2 p.m., Century Club, 178 Forest Ave. (see today’s Lake St., on Saturday, Dec. 3. This year’s film, River Forest Public Library: Elf, begins at 10 a.m. Free tickets are available Homes section, page 19). Storyteller Bill Helmuth, a former at the bank across the street from the theater. ■ CAST Jr. presents “Music from The Wiz” executive with Time-Life Books, brings ■ Dominican University presents the Presion Friday, Dec. 2 at 6:30 p.m., Julian Middle his audiences along to the historic dent’ s Holiday Concert with Jim Brickman on School, 416 Ridgeland Ave. sites of Bethlehem, Nazareth and JeSaturday, Dec. 3 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at ■ OPRF High School presents Sense and Senrusalem to tell the story of the birth of $23. For more, go to www.events.dom.edu. sibility in the Little Theatre, Dec. 2-3 at 7:30 p.m. Jesus and the rise of Christianity. Free ■ Michael Teolis Singers present “A Brassy $8 adults/$6 students, seniors. For more, visit admission and open to all ages, 735 Christmas,” featuring choral works with brass oprfhs.org. Lathrop Ave., River Forest. For more, accompaniment at First United Methodist ■ Downtown Oak Park hosts Winterfest on call 366-2029 or visit www.riverforChurch, 324 N. Oak Park Ave. at 7:30 p.m. on Marion and Lake streets, featuring the annual esttownship.org or www.rflib.org. cookie walk from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. $20 participa- Saturday, Dec. 3. Tickets are $20/$15 seniors and students. Call 708-366-2889 for more. ■ The 19th Century Club hosts a presentation on the book Madame President – The Secret Presidency of Edith Wilson by Bill Hazelgrove on Monday, Dec. 5 from 1:15 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. For more, call 708-386-2729. ■ Oak Park Arms Monday night concerts The Oak Park Conservatory’s Winter Greens Market runs through Dec. 16, offering an array of fresh greens, including continue on Dec. 5 at 7 p.m. with guitarist Andy Brown, bassist Stewart Miller, Art Davis balsam, fir, boxwood, winter berries, magnolia tips and on trumpet and Russ Philips on trombone. spruce tops. You can also drop off a container to have an Free admission. 408 S. Oak Park Ave. Call 708arrangement prepared. 615 Garfield St. at East Av386-4040 or visit www.oakparkarms.com. enue. For more information, call 708-725-2400 ■ Pleasant Home Foundation presents the or visit oakparkconservatory.org. Julian Chin Trio performing an eclectic mix of jazz at Historic Pleasant Home, 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 2 (doors open at 7). $20 general admission, $15 for foundation members and $10 for students. Go to pleasanthome.org for tickets or more information.

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BIG WEEK Wright Trust Holiday Open House

Saturday, Dec. 3 from 10 a.m. till final tour at 4 p.m., Wright Home & Studio: The Frank Lloyd Wright Trust, 951 Chicago Ave., welcomes the neighborhood this Saturday for an open house that includes free tours, refreshments and discounts. Free tours. The Home will be decked for the holidays as it was when the Wright family lived in the house. Free hot chocolate and cookies will be served. The Museum Shop will provide discounts on purchases of $50 or more, free gift wrapping and a prize drawing. For more information, visit flwright.org/ homefortheholidays.

Animal Care are League Holiday Bazaar Friday, Dec. 2 from om 3 to 9 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 3 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 4 from 100 a.m. to 2 p.m.: The annual ACL Holiday Bazaar zaar has been a tradition for more than 30 years. New and gently tly used gift items, decorations, cards, gift wrap, pet gifts, ts, holiday baskets, and more. The bake shop offers treats eats for animals and humans alike. Proceeds benefifitt ACL’s current and future efforts. Photos with Santa anta are available on Saturday from 10 to 2 andd Sunday from 11 to 1. Live music as well. 1003 03 Garfield in Oak Park.

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Hallelujah Sunday, Dec. 3 at 3 p.m., Open Door Repertory Company: “Hallelujah,” Open Door’s holiday gala, features baritone Ryan De Ryke and Brandon Jack Acker on guitar and lute. The $20 tickets include light appetizers and sweets. For tickets, go to www.opendoortheater.net. For more information, call 708-386-5510. Open Door is located at 902 S. Ridgeland Ave.


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warm wool car coat with cozy and flexible knit sleeves and a Chicago skyline etch-a-sketch-style silhouette on an art glass platter are a couple of the more than 600 offerings at the One of a Kind Show and Sale at the Merchandise Mart in Chicago, Dec. 1 through 4. What’s special about these is they’re created right here in Oak Park. Coat Check Chicago was launched in September by Liz Williams, who designs and creates prototypes of dress coats out of the Courtesy Tek Stiles back of her Oak Park home. A few years Liz Williams works on a design in her Oak ago, when Williams wore her handmade, Park studio. camel men’s wear-style coat when she went out to eat, the coat check attendant said she patterns, Japanese and Scandinavian design, had been looking for something just like it. and pop culture. Besides exhibiting at the When Williams received the coat after dinOne of a Kind Show, her work is sold all over ner, she later found a note in the U.S., including the Smithsonian Muthe pocket that read, “inseum Store in Washington D.C., the terested buyer,” which Chicago History Museum, several encouraged her to neighborhood shops around Chimove forward on cago, and she is currently busy starting her own preparing orders for the holibusiness. Wilday season. liams, who also Three other local artists teaches Fashion and designers are exhibiting Design at Columat the show. Nancy Gardner bia College, says Ceramics features whimsical she employs the floral motifs on hand-shaped tersame advice she tells ra cotta pitchers, vases, cups, and her students, “Strive to other household items. Gardner works make pieces different, not Photo by Anna Freivogel from her expanded garage in Oak Park part of the sea of sameLaurie Freivogel alongside husband Burt Isenstein, who ness.” She spent two years of Kiku Handmade, is a professor at the School of the Art Increating her line and another year working on the works on her fused stitute. Gardner has been a potter for 41 launch, which includes glass art in her Oak years and is attending the One of a Kind Show for the fourth time. She will also having her coats made ethiPark basement be at the Chicago Art Girls Show the cally just 6 miles away in studio. following weekend with her neighbor, Chicago, and selling them at reasonable, not high-end designer, prices. Laurie Freivogel, and mainly distributes her Williams will be showing her winter wear work through art shows. Carol Ryan, an acrylic artist who lives in in the Emerging Markets section of the One Oak Park, paints abstract canvases, evoking of a Kind Show, which is an opportunity she is excited about because it’s in an area where emotion through color and shape. She has attendees check out what’s new. Coat Check shown her work at the One of a Kind Show designs are also sold online, and at five bou- for more than 10 years. Ryan also sells her tiques in the Chicago area. She hopes to have art through galleries in the Chicago area and Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, and exhibits her coats featured locally at some point. Laurie Freivogel has been making at art fairs. Takara Gudell, of Takara, located on screen-printed fused glass in her Oak Park Harrison Street in Oak Park, will be showbasement studio, Kiku Handmade, for 12 years. Freivogel finds the benefits of living ing her fashion designs at the show. She has and working in Oak Park to be twofold. “It’s been a designer for 40 years and has had a an amazing community,” she said. “You get presence in Oak Park through her boutiques an artists’ vibe here that you don’t feel in for more than a decade. At the Gourmet section of One of a Kind, other communities. I have friends who are artists. And people who live here under- River Forester Elizabeth Madden’s Rare stand the need to buy local and handmade to Bird Preserves will offer seasonal fruit prekeep money in the community.” Her friends serves with unique combinations as well as who are artists not only exchange ideas but curds. For more information on the One of a participate in art shows together. Freivogel is showing at the One of a Kind Kind Show and Sale go to oneofakindshowShow for her sixth year. She is inspired by chicago.com

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ong about 30 years back, I received in the mail an invitation to appear before the VMA for possible slating as a village trustee. I inquired as to whether the Village Manager Association had lost its mind, asking the local editor to consider running for office. No loss of cognitive function, they replied back, just sloppy clerical work. In recent weeks as the every-other-year VMA secret selection process spun and spit through the motions, I’ve kind of expected another invitation to apply for the board and I wondered if the VMA’s clerical staff had my new home address in Berwyn. You see things haven’t gone smoothly for the VMA recently. If you demand proof of my assertion, I’d point you to the Thanksgiving weekend press release from the long-revered and now long-inthe tooth VMA. In the upcoming April municipal election there are five seats open in Oak Park’s village government. There’s village president, or mayor, if your name is Anan AbuTaleb. There is the ever-diminishing post of village clerk. And there are three of six village trustee swivel chairs up for grabs. The VMA tried to put a good face on the stunner that it had found candidates for just three of those five jobs. It has no one willing to run against the incumbent AbuTaleb despite having offered it around like the last hot dog on the platter at a family dinner. And it is one trustee candidate short of a full deck having had two somewhat credentialed candidates turn down its offer in favor of independent runs. It is never a happy thing to have to answer a reporter’s question with, “No, the VMA is not dead.” Listen, I work in the newspaper business and I’ve honed my response to the death of newspapers query with “As long as there are swimming pool referendums, there will be local newspapers.” Possibly the VMA is not dead. But it is in the ICU. Its pulse erratic and it is looking sort of pasty. Here’s what we know: All six of the

currently announced village trustee candidates declared to the Journal before ever going to the VMA. That’s never happened. And one, maybe two, of those candidates never went to the VMA at all. Each of those candidates said, in advance, that they’d run as independents if not slated by the VMA. That is a far piece from the multiple decades — 1950s and into the 1980s — when the VMA chose all the candidates who ran and then automatically won election. It was one hell of a winning streak. This year, the two incumbent trustees seeking re-election, Glenn Brewer and Peter Barber, turned down a VMA shot at village president out of either loyalty or worry at taking on Abu-Taleb. At this point they are the two endorsed VMA candidates for trustee. Deno Andrews and Dan Moroney hemmed and hawed about seeking VMA slating but eventually took part in the super-secret process. The neophyte Andrews was cajoled to run as the VMA’s presidential choice but turned it down as an inevitably unhappy introduction to electoral politics. His new buddy Moroney was offered a spot as a trustee candidate but chose not to take it if Andrews was not also slated. Simone Boutet, the former assistant village attorney-turned-trustee candidate, announced at a late moment that she would not appear before the VMA. Likely a good choice since her strong criticisms of all things village hall would make an uncomfortable fit for an organization which proclaims Oak Park’s good government ways. That leaves Jim Taglia, a from-the-start independent trustee candidate and currently a township trustee. The VMA did find a candidate for village clerk in Lori Malinski. I’ve known Lori for a long time and she is as good a candidate as any for the final village clerk in Oak Park history. The writing is on the wall for this increasingly circumscribed position. Its official duties will soon be restricted to polite waving in local parades.

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D200 pool referendum possibly headed for recount

The margin separating yes and no votes has narrowed to just 30 By MICHAEL ROMAIN Editor

The election results from the recent Oak Park and River Forest High School District 200 five-year facilities plan referendum, which so far has failed to garner majority support among voters on Nov. 8, could be headed for a recount. As of press time, the yes and no sides were only separated by only 30 votes. Two weeks ago, the margin separating the two sides was 68 votes. A spokesman for the Cook County Clerk’s Office said election results are scheduled to be certified early this week. If a losing candidate or ballot measure earns a vote total that is least 95 percent of the votes garnered by the winning opposition, then the losing side has the right to a discovery recount, according to a spokesman from the clerk’s office. A discovery recount, the spokesman said, only provides an opportunity to collect information about an election. It doesn’t change the election results. Referendum supporters have until Dec. 5 to file a petition for a discovery recount, which must include a list of the precincts LYNN KAMENITSA petitioners Vote Yes campaign manager that want to have recounted. They’re also required to pay $10 for each precinct they select. In an interview last week, Lynn Kamenitsa, the campaign manager for the pro-referendum group Vote Yes, said that she and her colleagues were considering a discovery recount. She didn’t, however, say which precincts the group was considering for additional scrutiny. “It’s really important that all votes are counted and that they’re counted accurately. I want to make sure the final results reflect what the voters wanted,” she said, after lamenting the fact that Illinois, unlike some other states, doesn’t have automatic recounts. The estimated $44.4 million facilities referendum question that appeared on the Nov. 8 ballot was unanimously approved by the District 200 school board back in August. It would have included the demolition of the village-owned 300-space garage, the construction of an estimated $21.4 million,

“It’s really important that all votes are counted and that they’re counted accurately. I want to make sure the final results reflect what the voters wanted.”

25-yard by 40-meter swimming pool plus a roughly 240-space new parking garage on the site of the old one. The plan would also have included expanding the performing arts and learning spaces at the high school. District 200 officials, who issued a statement after the election conceding the Nov. 8 results, said that the administration will recommend suggestions for moving forward to the school board at a Dec. 13 special meeting. CONTACT: michael@oakpark.com

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River Forest officials mull goals for 2017

Moving on Lake Street development among priorities By DEBORAH KADIN Contributing Reporter

Last year, Trustee Tom Dwyer proposed what he called a “better solution” for the park district’s indoor recreation space problem -- build a massive complex on the locations of Roosevelt Middle School, the public library and the River Forest Tennis Club. It went nowhere. Now, the first-term trustee has come up with yet again with a space solution: Turn the corner of Lake and Park, along with village hall, into one government complex. With the village mulling possible expansion of its consolidated dispatch center, Dwyer suggested that Lake and Park become the site of the public works garage. Village hall would be expanded and the public works building be sold for a commercial development. Dwyer admits he hasn’t figured out the details, but “at some point it makes sense to give up public works to get more tax dollars. It’s just a long-term idea,” said Dwyer. The idea, which was met with silence from his colleagues, came up during a Nov. 21 discussion of short and long-term goals. The items that could gain some traction because that were brought up the most by trustees could focus on upgrading infrastructure, improving technology and boosting the village’s economy, such as completing an update of the comprehensive plan, creating a tax increment financing district along North Avenue, sharing services on a local and regional level including expanding the village’s 911 dispatch, accelerating the repaving of streets and alleys, increasing lobbying to get state or federal funding for infrastructure improvements and crafting a plan to better market the community. Members of the village board floated other short-term ideas during the two-hour goal-setting session on Nov. 21 at the River Forest Village Hall. Village President Catherine Adduci said she’d like the Lake and Lathrop redevelopment project completed and a proposed development at Park and Lake started. Adduci also said she’d like to see the police department update and continue training in the use of non-violent techniques, better use of shared energy and technology with other units of government and a solution for funding improvements to the Harlem Avenue/Lake Street viaduct. “It looks bad. It’ll take an act of God to get some money over there,” Adduci said. “Someone in a wheelchair or incapable of walking cannot get through that street; it’s impossible,” Adduci said. Trustee Susan Conti said she’d like to see

the village ratchet up holiday decorations and lighting across Lake Street, continue working to form a sustainability commission and take a more active role, including providing money, to support the Memorial Day Parade, an event primarily sponsored by the park district. Trustee Mike Gibbs said he’d like to expand the use of police cameras to Thatcher Avenue, reinstate a resident welcome kit and repaint the village’s seven railroad overpasses. Trustee Tom Cargie said he’d like to see

a community website and events calendar, and he also proposed studying the feasibility of a fire protection district. Meanwhile, Trustee Carmela Corsini suggested retrofitting the lamp posts on Lake Street and putting up banners there to advertise major community event as well as improving wayfinding signs along Madison and other corridors. The village board goal-setting session, which takes place annually, sets out the aims that the village will tackle every year and are folded into the budgeting process

for capital improvements and general operations. Trustees will discuss and decide on their priorities early next year. Last year, the village started work to upgrade its comprehensive plan, work which will continue this year. Another was improving and expanding communication, an aim that the village started in June and will continue through summer 2017. All goals will be in line with the village’s aims on sustaining public safety, stabilizing property taxes and increasing revenue, village officials said.

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River Forest Citizen Corps seeks new leader

Group founded in 2009 to respond to flooding By DEBORAH KADIN Contributing Reporter

One of the founding fathers of River Forest’s volunteer response team is planning to step down in May 2017 after leading the Citizens Corp for six years. A search to replace Ron Sherman, its citizen volunteer leader, is set to commence. The seven-member council, which has oversight of the group’s operations, is preparing a job description for the person who will take on the two-year chairmanship. Recruiting will start soon. Since it began in 2009, the Citizen Corps has coordinated volunteer response to flooding and other emergencies, controlled traffic during major community events, conducted wellness checks on seniors and educated the community on matters affecting safety and emergency preparedness. A separate group of trained medical personnel volunteer and aid in disaster relief. Village President Catherine Adduci said the village needs to ensure that the group remains intact. “We value the Corps, and it’s important to

have an organization that complements our works departments; a representative each to grow the organization and take it to a public safety organizations. It’s the board’s from District 90 school, Dominican and Con- higher level of preparedness. It’s time for a responsibility to help make an organization cordia universities, a faith-based organization new face,” said Sherman, who will continue and a village trustee. to be a volunteer. “I’m ready for something like that continue in a collaboraIn 2011, the village’s response new too.” tive way,” she said. to a flood was more coordinated. River Forest Fire Chief Jim EgOther areas that could be considered for A volunteer reception center the Corps is providing firefighters respite – gert reiterated that the council was set at village hall. Volun- oxygen, food, drink and other things – durwill diligently find another person teers were dispatched to a stag- ing a major blaze or emergency. Volunteers to guide the Corps in the future. ing area at Lake and Thatcher. also could make sure that power, heat and “This is a tremendous reStudents from Concordia and water and other essential services to sustain source that we have to support, Dominican came out to sandbag, life continue for vulnerable seniors in the and it needs to have support. It’s and volunteers distributed kits event of an emergency, said Jim Flanagan, a an asset that’s needed by every and equipment so homeowners co-founder of the Corps and vice-chairman community,” Eggert said. RON SHERMAN could pump out their basements. of the council. Sherman came to the role with Volunteer After the flood, they started to nearly 30 years of coordinating “Needs could be changing, so we need to initiate well-being checks on change. Should we be focused just on floods and response activities for the Federal Emergency Management Agency, or FEMA. seniors. Most recently, members were dis- severe weather? Should we incorporate preA year into his retirement, as he volunteered patched to do tornado relief in Coal City and paredness into the school curriculum? These on the village’s response to the 2008 floods, he Washington. are some things to explore,” Sherman said. The Corps also does traffic control durnoticed River Forest was scrambling to find Trustee Mike Gibbs, the board’s liaison to people to sandbag. After the cleanup, Sher- ing the annual Recycling Extravaganza, the the corps, said the new person doesn’t need man said he spoke with public works to start LemonAid charity event and the Memorial to have Sherman’s expertise; just his energy considering a task force to deal with flooding. Day parade. Members go through training and passion. In 2009, the village formed the local regularly and participate in varying region“Ron’s a go-to guy, he’s knowledgeable branch of the Citizens Corp, a recognized al response drills. about what’s needed. This is a good job of This October, Sherman told the council combining volunteerism with village supfederal organization founded in the wake of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. The corps was that the main item on its agenda would be port. It’s the closest thing to a volunteer fire certified by the state, which gave the group finding his successor, and the group needed department,” he said. to start thinking about succession so the direct access to federal funding. To learn more about the position and The Corps’ council includes representatives group could remain viable. about volunteering email RFcitizencorps@ “We need new ideas and new approaches from the River Forest police, fire and public gmail.com. Carriage-5x5-5.qxp 11/21/2016 8:57 PM Page 5

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D97 PARCC scores down Experts contribute the decline partly to switch from paper to online testing By MICHAEL ROMAIN

scores. The move by the district to have students complete the test online, he added, may According to recently released 2016 have had a pronounced effect on student PARCC test results, students in Oak Park performance on the English and Language District 97 continue to outperform students Arts (ELA) portion of the test. across the state by significant margins In 2016, only 54 percent of D97 students although the scores are lower than their met or exceeded expectations in the ELA 2015 levels. portion of PARCC, a significant Data experts and PARCC drop from the nearly 68 percent officials have attributed part of of students in 2015. Still, student that decline, which is occurring proficiency on the PARCC in in school districts across the 2016 was nearly 18 points ahead country, to the differences of the state average. between PARCC’s paper-based Math scores held steady and online versions. versus last year, with roughly 49 Forty-two percent of the percent of D97 students having third- through eighth-grade met or exceeded expectations in students in D97 who took both 2015 and 2016. the PARCC this year met expectations while 9 percent Gatta said the impact of exceeded them. That compares moving from paper to online to 29 percent and 5 percent of “wasn’t nearly as disruptive in students across the state who math” as it may have been in met and exceeded expectations, ELA. respectively. As with last year’s PARCC Last year, 45 and 14 percent of exam, student proficiency on D97 students met or exceeded the 2016 test was higher among expectations. Across the state, 29 third- through fifth-graders than JOHN GATTA and 4 percent of students met or sixth- through eighth-graders. President of the analytics exceeded expectations. On the ELA portion, the fi rm ECRA “It’s important to understand percentage of students who met that the district shifted from or exceeded expectations in 2016 paper testing [in 2015] to online ranged from 56 to 59 percent in testing [in 2016],” said John those three lower grade levels, Gatta, the president of the while proficiency among students in the analytics firm ECRA who presented the three upper-level grades ranged from 47 to new PARCC results during a Nov. 15 regular 54 percent. board meeting. “PARCC acknowledged that there was a On the math portion, the percentage who real discrepancy between those taking tests met or exceeded expectations in 2016 ranged online and those taking tests on paper,” he from 52 to 59 percent in the three lower said, adding that, although the discrepancy grade levels, while the three upper-level hasn’t been rigorously studied yet, “it is grades ranged from 39 to 44 percent. a plausible explanation” for the declining CONTACT: michael@oakpark.com Editor

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Three OPRF seniors start lawn business

Lonnie’s Lawn and Winter Services results from months of job searching By MICHAEL ROMAIN Staff Reporter

Three Oak Park and River Forest High School seniors returned to classes Monday from the Thanksgiving break with more than full stomachs. The 17-year-olds turned their hunger for work into their own business, Lonnie’s Lawn and Winter Services. Just a week old, the business has already secured about 10 clients, said Kamren Belk, who founded the business along with his good friends Lonnie Mance and Jalen Floyd. “We had been looking for a job since the summer and nothing had turned up, so over Thanksgiving break we came up with the idea,” said Belk. “Actually, Lonnie thought of it. He messaged me one day, asking if I wanted to make some cash. He knows I like to make money. I told him to count me in.” Mance’s grandfather, who has landscaping experience, lent the trio his own equipment, including rakes and a leaf blower, and gave them some advice. “He told us not to play around, make

“I think this is a pretty good way to prepare us for the work space because every day we’re talking to people we otherwise wouldn’t talk to.”

sure we get the work done quickly, and get up every leaf,” said Mance. “He taught us how to operate the equipment, too.” Belk said the three friends divide the labor pretty loosely, with all of them pitching in on yard work. Belk is the spokesperson of the group and often goes door to door presenting KAMREN BELK their sales pitch OPRF senior and providing quotes, which he said he comes by based on knowledge he’s gained from working with an uncle who also does lawn work. “We’re willing to negotiate with our clients because not everyone has the same size yards and people have different needs,” said Belk. The entrepreneurial experience, Belk and Mance said, will yield more than profits in the long-term. “I think this is a pretty good way to

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prepare us for the work space because every day we’re talking to people we otherwise wouldn’t talk to,” said Belk. Mance noted the three friends have advertised their business by making flyers that have been shared on Facebook, going door to door and spreading the word around school. He said they work on the business every day, as soon as they get done with classwork. It would be a mistake, however, to consider the side business as somehow separate from the learning that goes on in the classroom,

the students explained. Mance said he plans on studying business when he goes to college next year. In that regard, Lonnie’s Lawn and Winter Service might be considered a living case study. Not all business students can say they’ve actually started a business of their own. “I think this will teach me how to live and think like an adult,” Mance said. For more information on Lonnie’s Lawn and Winter Services, call 708-710-7479 or email be.kamren@gmail.com. CONTACT: michael@oakpark.com


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Salzman resigns as Boykin chief of staff Oak Park trustee says he plans to return to law practice By TIMOTHY INKLEBARGER Staff Reporter

After a two-year run for Oak Park Trustee Adam Salzman as a member of Cook County Commissioner Richard Boykin’s team, the local elected official says it’s time to return to the private sector. Salzman told Wednesday Journal he has resigned as Boykin’s chief of staff, a position he was appointed to in June 2015. Prior to serving in that position, Salzman served as Boykin’s policy director. Salzman is currently serving his second term on the Village of Oak Park Board of Trustees. “I hit my two-year mark [with Boykin], which always was the length of time I intended to devote to the position,” Salzman said, adding, “I’m very likely going to be returning to the practice of law.” Salzman was instrumental in advancing Boykin’s policies that increase the penalty

for possessing illegal assault weapons and increased taxes on certain kinds of ammunition sold in Cook County, among many others. “I’m proud of the role I played in that,” he said. Salzman also touted his work bringing tax incentives to small businesses in communities in Boykin’s 1st District and helping secure funding for flood relief and prevention. “I’m tremendously grateful to the commissioner not only for including me on his team the last couple of years but also because of the energy and vitality he’s brought to the position,” Salzman said. Boykin said in a telephone interview that he is searching for a replacement. “He got me through the 2017 budget season, so I’m grateful for that,” Boykin said, praising Salzman for his leadership and his close involvement “with every success we’ve had.” “His voice will be sorely missed in our office,” Boykin said. “He’s said to me he’s going to remain committed to helping us and feeding us information and connecting us with people throughout the 1st District.” CONTACT: tim@oakpark.com

Platform tennis setup still not settled

The River Forest Park District is mulling the financial impact of changing the orientation of the two proposed platform tennis courts at Keystone Park, a move that could lead in the future to construction of a shelter, but also push back plans to expand the program by months. Commissioners on Nov. 14 asked staff to look at a variety of costs associated with the new layout from removing another tennis court and providing other regular tennis options, adding more decking, re-locating utilities and installing heaters to dry the courts. Staff also could see if members of the club would see fee increases because of a new plan. The issue is expected to come back to commissioners on Dec. 12, park district executive director Mike Sletten said. Commissioners earlier this fall approved two new courts, which would be oriented from north to south of the existing facilities. But some platform tennis program members pushed for a change just a week after River Forest village trustees approved the go-ahead to build them. Questions about how a plan for a shelter fit in with the longer-term vision for the program sparked new interest among mem-

bers to revisit a new orientation, park board president Ross Roloff said. Platform tennis club members, whose fees pay for the orientation and maintenance of the courts, say that the change would allow for an unobstructed view of all the courts. “This is not about whether to do it or not, but putting them in the right way … if this best serves the paddle community in the long run,” Roloff said. Specifications for the courts already in the works were to be completed by late December; bids were to go out in early January and opened in February. Construction was set to go this spring. Now that timeline is in doubt. Commissioners have studied adding the new courts for 18 months and earlier this year decided to add two new play surfaces but not add a shelter because it would have been prohibitively expensive. Two courts already being planned for are estimated to cost $340,000; a shelter would cost $1 million and require fundraising to pay for construction, Sletten said. Members from River Forest pay an annual fee of $183; non-residents pay $228.

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D200 board president to seek re-election

Weissglass hopes to win a second term on OPRF High School board By MICHAEL ROMAIN Editor

Jeff Weissglass, president of the Oak Park and River Forest High School District 200 school board, has announced he’ll run for a second term in the April 4, 2017 election. He released a statement indicating his intentions on Monday. Weissglass, 58, who won his first term on the board in 2013 during an election in which he garnered the second-most votes in a 13-candidate race, replaced former D200 board president John Phelan last year. Before that he served as the board’s vice president. “The last four years have been both challenging and rewarding,” Weissglass said in the statement before referencing his role in the district’s failed attempt to pass a referendum that would have partially funded a $44.5 million five-year facilities plan — a topic that’s sure to become a focal point in April’s election. “Given the defeat of the recent referendum and the very close vote, I believe it is vital to engage in a renewed community dialogue on the pool and facilities issue,” Weissglass said. “This work has larger implications for all of us as we grapple with the tension between our communities’ taxes and our commitment to both quality amenities and economic diversity.” Weissglass touted his chairmanship of the special Finance Advisory Committee that resulted in a tax cut of over $30 million and the creation of a plan for readjusting the district’s controversial fund balance, which had grown to more than $120 million at one point. As of June, the fund balance was around $97 million.

He also pointed out the lack of institutional memory both on the board and at the top of the administration. Weissglass and fellow first-term board members Tom Cofsky, Steve Gevinson and Jackie Moore are all up for re-election next year. Three board members — Sara Dixon Spivy, Jennifer Cassell and Fred Arkin — were elected to first terms in 2015. In addition, the district is currently helmed by an acting superintendent, Joylynn Pruitt, who replaced former superintendent Stephen Isoye after he left for the top job at Niles Township High School District 219 in May. “My vision for OPRF has always been to achieve excellence and equity by assuring that every student feels fully engaged in his or her learning,” Weissglass said. “The strategic plan that our board adopted in 2014 provides clear direction to realize that vision. My highest priority has been to fully implement the strategic plan, with its high aspirations for each and every student, and I look forward to supporting a new superintendent in realizing that goal.” Weissglass, who once practiced law and has a graduate degree in public and private management, owns and operates an independent public policy firm. He’s also on the board of the Washington, D.C.-based Convergence Center for Policy Resolution, a non-partisan public policy nonprofit, and is chairman of the National Advisory Council at the John Hopkins School of Education. “Through all of these endeavors, I am being exposed to best practices and innovative solutions to 21st-century political and educational challenges,” Weissglass said. So far, Weissglass is the second candidate for the D200 school board who has publicly announced intentions to run. Last week, Oak Park Public Library Board President Matt Baron announced he would forego a bid for a second term on that board and run for the high school board instead. CONTACT: michael@oakpark.com

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Downtown Oak Park in 2017 from page 1 the press release that the anchor tenant “will be a great addition for the residents of Oak Park by providing a convenient shopping experience and great neighbor to the community.” Oak Park Mayor Anan Abu-Taleb praised the announcement, saying village government’s commitment to the Clark Street project is starting to pay dividends by bringing new jobs and more foot traffic to downtown. “It’s really a testimony on how we all have come together to set the stage for retailers like Target to view Oak Park as a priority market for them,” he said. Abu-Taleb said the Target would help revitalize downtown and increase property values in the village. Asked whether the village board had discussed any tax breaks or other incentives to bring Target to downtown, Abu-Taleb said it was unlikely. “The taxpayers have already invested in bringing the developer (Clark Street) into the location,” he said. The Elevate Oak Park development, a project by Clark Street and Lennar Multifamily Communities, will include 271 luxury apartments, 26,000 square feet of retail space and a five-story parking garage. Clark Street broke ground on the project in November 2015 and is expected to complete construction in spring of 2017. The development is located on land previously owned by the village of Oak Park and used for parking near the corner of Harlem and Lake. The entire project is located just east of the Gap and Pier One shopping strip on Harlem Avenue in an area bounded by Marion Street, Lake Street and North Boulevard.

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TARGET IN DOWNTOWN: Target says it plans to open its new 22,000-square-foot retail space at the Elevate Oak Park development in October 2017. The village has projected that the development will bring 500 new residents to downtown Oak Park and generate roughly $25 million annually in property taxes. The project hit a snag earlier this year, when submerged leaking oil tanks were discovered when workers began ex-

cavation of the site. The Oak Park Board of Trustees was successful in getting both Oak Park school districts to agree to tap the Downtown Tax Increment Finance District for $3 million to clean up the site. CONTACT: tim@oakpark.com

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Independence preferred from page 1 Both Moroney and Andrews issued similar press releases shortly after the VMA slate announcement, both announcing they appeared before the group’s selection committee and were offered positions on the slate. Andrews said in the press release and a telephone interview that although he was a candidate for trustee, the VMA urged him to run for the village president seat against Anan Abu-Taleb, who has said he will run for a second term. Andrews declined the president spot on the slate in favor of the trustee seat. The VMA offered that spot to Moroney, who then declined to participate. Moroney told Wednesday Journal in a telephone interview that he and Andrews, while not establishing a slate of their own, decided to run together in the election. “They offered the spot to me, but they couldn’t figure out a slate that would include both Deno and myself,” Moroney said, calling the proposition a deal breaker. “Deno and I are extremely close,” Moroney said, adding, “I will vocally encourage anyone voting for me to vote for Deno.” Moroney said he was initially reluctant to appear before the VMA selection committee, preferring to run as an independent. “There needs to be new independent voices on the board not tied to any existing agenda or new agenda or any political organization,” he said. “I want to be able to work with the existing board, but I want to be able to challenge that board.” Running with a slate of incumbents would run counter to his message of bringing fresh voices and ideas to village government, Moroney said.

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Andrews said in a village board has four telephone interview lawyers and that he that he considered and Moroney would running for presilike to strike a better dent but noted, “I’d balance between busirather be a trustee ness and law. and get a term under Moroney, also a my belt and run for local businessman, president later.” has worked as a real He said he was latestate developer, er offered the chance flipping homes and PETER BARBER GLENN BREWER to run on the slate as building small develtrustee, but said, “I didn’t think opments in the area. it was fair for anybody to be on a Asked about the details surslate with two incumbents when rounding the attempts to slate Momy message is that of change. roney and Andrews, VMA Presi“This isn’t a comment on dent Lynn Kamenitsa said she [Barber and Brewer] as people; could neither confirm nor deny I have the utmost respect for their appearance before the VMA both of them,” he said. “I just Selection Committee due to the really want a clear conscience group’s confidentiality agreement that the message of change with prospective candidates. isn’t muted if I’m running on She did acknowledge that some an incumbent slate.” candidates who appeared before He echoed Moroney’s comthe selection committee later ments that the two would run changed their minds on whether to together but not as part of an participate in the slate. official slate. “A vote for one of Although the VMA was unable to us is a vote for both of us, hopeput together a complete slate, she fully,” he said. added, that did not mean the orgaDAN MORONEY Andrews, owner of the Felony nization is becoming irrelevant. Trustee candidate Frank fast-food restaurant on “The VMA is not dead,” she said. North Avenue, said the existing The VMA suffered its first major

“There needs to be new independent voices on the board not tied to any existing agenda or new agenda or any political organization.”

loss in a more than a decade four years ago when Anan Abu-Taleb defeated VMA-backed candidate John Hedges for the village president spot. Abu-Taleb has been a vocal critic of the VMA, recently calling it an outdated model for selecting candidates for public office. “I think it is important that the village not have a one-party system,” Abu-Taleb said in August. “It has been that way for a long time, and I think the outcome of that philosophy has reflected on the village in a negative way, at least economically.” He does not plan to run a slate of his own because, he said, he is philosophically opposed to the idea of slates. Trustee candidates Boutet and Taglia have also voiced their opposition to slates and chose not to seek the VMA’s endorsement. Boutet announced in mid-November that people she has spoken with in Oak Park say they want independent candidates who are not part of a slate. Boutet, a former assistant village attorney, said her experience with the village makes her a good choice for the job. “I look forward to advancing those ideas in collaboration with whomever else gets elected, but as a candidate, it is important to me that I maintain my independence,” she said. Kamenitsa said she believes candidates simply saw other opportunities, and a “rush to get their names in the newspaper shaped people’s views.” “I’m never opposed to competition,” she said. “By saying, ‘[VMA-slated candidates] are qualified candidates is not saying there aren’t other qualified candidates out there. Contrary to popular belief, that’s not the line of the VMA.” She noted that five of the six candidates at some point publicly stated their intent to seek the VMA’s endorsement. That validates the VMA process, she said. “Otherwise they wouldn’t be seeking our endorsement.” CONTACT: tim@oakpark.com

Galewood residents say no to car wash at former US Bank site By TERRY DEAN Austin Talks

A vacant former US Bank building on North Avenue in Galewood is drawing interest from potential developers, says the property’s owner. Real Estate Services Commercial Investments, which owns the 6700 West North Avenue property, is currently fielding proposals from businesses, says Matthew Cairo, the firm’s owner. A national fast food chain as well as a grocery store are among those interested in the former bank and adjacent parking lot. US Bank moved out of that location earlier this year. A Chicago car wash chain is also interested in the property. The owner, Phillip Degeratto, discussed the property with Galewood residents at a community meeting Wednesday night. The majority of residents, however, were

vehemently opposed, and some even hostile, to the idea of a car wash at that location. Degeratto’s Buddy Bear Car Wash has six Chicago locations, including Garfield Park and Bellwood. But residents cited traffic and safety problems that the business would bring. Residents were also concerned about whether the site would be able to sustain the amount of water needed for a car wash. Barbara Lewis, who lives on the 1600 block of Normandy north of North Avenue, was among those opposed to a car wash. “I’m concerned about the volume of traffic,” she said. “Right now, I can’t even get across the street to get to the bus, so I need something that brings a low volume of cars.” Residents instead suggested either a library or office building at the site. Ald. Chris Taliaferro (29th) said he’s open to a library, but the city would have to pur-

chase the site. Taliaferro said the city has no plans to do that because of its current budget shortfall. Any other proposal for the site will be brought to the community for vetting, the alderman added. Taliaferro also assured residents that the car wash idea is not a done deal but one of many proposals he plans to bring to the community. “Any project that wishes to be a part of this ward, we present it to the community first,” he told the roughly 60 people in attendance. After hearing from residents Wednesday, Degeratto expressed doubt that his proposal will be accepted. “I think right now they’re not too warm to it,” he told AustinTalks. “They’re worried about the traffic, legitimate concerns. Maybe if they do experience one of our car washes, they may feel more comfortable

with it.” Degeratto, who’s been in business for 30 years, said he’s interested in Galewood because he grew up nearby in Oak Park. Cairo, a Galewood resident himself, said he was surprised by the residents’ hostility toward the car wash. Cairo said he liked the library idea and ultimately wants to do what’s best for the community. “You can put a pretty nice library there if we can work something out with the city, maybe,” he said. US Bank, meanwhile, is consolidating its footprint in the area. The company is doing a tear-down and rebuild of its drive-thru facility at 6729 W. North Avenue in neighboring Oak Park. Residents will have a final say about the car wash proposal at Taliaferro’s community meeting next month at Rutherford Sayre Park.


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Juvenile robbed on South Scoville A juvenile was robbed in the 300 block of South Scoville at 7:47 p.m. on Nov. 21. Two men approached the juvenile and implied that they had a weapon and then stole the juvenile’s iPhone. The two offenders then entered a brown mini-van with an unknown driver and fled northbound on Scoville. The first offender was described as a thin black male, about 20 years old, 5-foot 10-inches tall, with black hair and wearing a brown hooded sweatshirt and brown pants. The second offender was described as a black male, about 6-foot1, with a medium build and wearing a brown hoody and blue jeans. The loss was an estimated $850.

Burglary to motor vehicle A white Chevy Astro van was burglarized in the 1200 block of North East Avenue sometime between 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. on Nov. 23. The offender entered through an unlocked door and stole a Bosch router, a Bosch jigsaw, a Hilty hammer drill and a Milwaukee grinder. The loss was an estimated $1,330.

Possession of stolen motor vehicle arrest A male juvenile Chicago resident was arrested in the 100 block of Chicago Avenue at 5:11 p.m. on Nov. 23 and charged with possession of a stolen motor vehicle. He was processed and sent to the Cook County Juvenile Detention Center. No additional information was given.

Retail theft A man was observed stealing four Master Card Net Spend Debit Cards from the 7-Eleven, 661 South Blvd., at 3:55 p.m. on Nov. 23. After being confronted by the store clerk, the man left the store without paying and left eastbound on South Boulevard in a red Volvo SUV L/S. The estimated loss was $15.80.

Burglary to garage A garage was burglarized in the 700 block of Clarence Avenue sometime between 9:30 p.m. on Nov. 23 and 8 a.m. the next day. The offender used a tool to pry open the lock on the side service door of the garage and stole a Specialized bicycle. The loss was an estimated $350.

Attempted residential burglary A residence in the 1100 block of Maple Avenue was the target of an attempted burglary at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 26. Two males wearing

dark clothing attempted to gain entrance to the residence by kicking the locked front door. The resident heard several loud bangs and turned on the front porch light to see the two running northbound on Maple. No damage was reported.

Criminal damage to motor vehicle The front driver side window to a 2010 gray Mazda CX9 was shattered in the 400 block of South Taylor sometime between 11:30 p.m. on Nov. 25 and 1:52 p.m. Nov. 27. The damage was caused by unknown means. The estimated loss was $200.

Theft from motor vehicle ■ A catalytic converter was stolen from a 2004 red Honda Odyssey in the 1000 block of Mapleton Avenue sometime between 9 p.m. on Nov. 26 and 10 a.m. the next day. The loss was an estimated $2,000. ■ The battery to a 1999 Jeep Cherokee was stolen from the vehicle’s engine compartment in the 400 block of South Taylor sometime between 11:30 p.m. on Nov. 25 and 2:52 on Nov. 27. The loss was an estimated $150.

These items, obtained from the Oak Park and River Forest police departments, came from reports, Nov. 21-27, 2016, and represent a portion of the incidents to which police responded. Anyone named in these reports has only been charged with a crime and cases have not yet been adjudicated. We report the race of a suspect only when a serious crime has been committed, the suspect is still at large, and police have provided us with a detailed physical description of the suspect as they seek the public’s help in making an arrest.

— Compiled by Timothy Inklebarger

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he Oak Park-River Forest Infant Welfare Society (IWS) is kicking off the holiday season in high style with its 18th annual Holiday Housewalk and Market this weekend. The fundraiser for IWS’s Children’s Clinic not only provides glimpses into five beautifully decorated homes but also benefits 3,500 children who use the Children’s Clinic each year for more than 10,000 medical, dental and social services visits. Housewalk Chair Sarina Butler calls the Holiday Housewalk a local tradition with heart. “The Holiday Housewalk launches the holiday season,” she said. “Many of our families

have been on our walk every year. Part of the reason more than 200 volunteers work on this every year is because our Children’s Clinic is one of the few places that kids can go to for dental, mental and physical health services.” Butler is particularly excited about this year’s crop of houses, which she said are representative of the rich architectural diversity in Oak Park and River Forest. “We have five really spectacular houses. Along with the holiday decorations in each house, you really get a sense of the heritage of each family’s traditions.”

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HOLIDAY HOUSEWALK from page 21 storing the brick home has been a labor of love for the couple who purchased it shortly after a nearby gas explosion produced extensive damage. “All of the floors were covered with purple shag carpeting,” Greg recalled, “more than 40 windows were broken or damaged from the explosion, and there was water in the basement.” The original ceiling beams, beautiful leaded-glass French doors, and archways throughout the house inspired them, so they purchased the home and set about bringing it back to its original glory. Greg, a mechanical engineer enjoyed the challenge of making the basement water-tight, and Lorraine used her design skills to reimagine the kitchen and the decorative elements of the home. During the holidays, Lorraine displays her nutcracker collection throughout the house, with a “chef ” nutcracker collection displayed in the kitchen alongside gingerbread houses and sugared fruit wreaths. Greg uses his engineering skills to ensure that the 12- to 14-foot tree in their living room front window stands straight and tall.

Christmas old and new In Oak Park, Josephine Porter and Renee Davis have both house and family holiday traditions that combine the best of the old and new. Their 1926 Colonial-style home sports 1920s elegance in the front half of the house, and their 2016 addition family room and kitchen remodel brought in modern conveniences for their family of five. Porter and Davis enjoy sharing their respective family traditions with their three children, and the festivities begin the day after Thanksgiving when they decorate gingerbread houses. The family room is decorated with Advent calendars, trains and arks (as in Noah), reflecting the children’s love of the holidays. Family stockings, needle-pointed by Josephine’s mother, hang from the living room mantle and are a reminder of family heritage. Renee’s Santa collection decorates the kitchen. In the newly-finished great room, a roaring fire in the fireplace and the view of the snow-covered yard from three walls of windows make the room cozy yet open, as do the family heirlooms of a needle-pointed ottoman and pillow, plus art created by Jose-

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HOLIDAY HOUSEWALK Benefit for the Children’s Clinic from page 23 A 9-foot Frazier fir will grace the home’s living room and greenery will decorate the stair rail in the home’s grand foyer. A second tree in the family room with a sports theme reflects the interests of Tammy and Bill Rogalla’s three grown sons. The dining room will be set for Christmas dinner with blue and gold china — a treasured wedding gift — and Tammy will also display a nativity scene that her mother made for her when she got married. In the newly remodeled kitchen, a hot chocolate and champagne bar await the guests.

Prairie-style elegance In River Forest, Jean Buckley and Dennis Michon built their dream house with a heavy dose of inspiration from Frank Lloyd Wright. From the woodwork to the art glass to the use of Roman brick and built-ins, the home channels Wright’s style, but updated with modern elegance. The dining room with its Stickley furniture and built-in china cabinet will be set with the Frank Lloyd Wright Celebration table setting that Buckley won at last year’s IWS Holiday Market. She focuses on bringing nature inside to complement her holiday decorations and they adorn multiple Christmas trees with snow and earth tones. This year, she looks forward to welcoming home her two grown sons and celebrating with her book club’s holiday party.

Family memories In Oak Park, Lisa and Rick Cederoth fill their 1909 Talmadge & Watson home with memories every Christmas. Their family of six sets the dining room table — a white-oak beauty built by Lisa’s father as a wedding gift — with their family Christmas china. Lisa celebrates her Italian heritage every year by serving the traditional Feast of the Seven Fishes on Christmas Eve.

Throughout the extensively remodeled Prairie-style home, the Cederoths display cherished family icons. The living room mantle is decorated with a nativity scene that son Paul received from his grandmother, and the family room tree shows off the children’s collections of ornaments. Lisa said a big part of their holiday décor involves Rick’s contribution to the living room. “My husband likes to fill the picture window with the tree,” she said. “We call it the ‘Christmas bush’ because it’s so wide.”

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804 S. CARPENTER Ave, OAK PARK . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Classic Properties . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$239,900 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12:30-2:30 3121 Raymond Ave, Brookfield. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Re/Max In The Village . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$250,000 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-3:30 1101 Beloit Ave, Forest Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Re/Max In The Village . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$299,000 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12-1:30 929 Hayes, Oak Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gloor Realty Co . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$324,000 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-3 1137 Linden Ave, Oak Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Weichert Realtors Nickel Group. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$519,000 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-3 527 Thatcher Ave, River Forest. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gloor Realty Co . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$599,000 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12:30-2 1143 Keystone Ave, River Forest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gagliardo Realty Associates. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$649,000 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12-2 901 William St, River Forest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gagliardo Realty Associates. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1,049,000 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-3

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Showroom at 139 S. Oak Park Ave., Oak Park, IL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gloor Realty Co . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$654,900 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12-2 Showroom at 139 S. Oak Park Ave., Oak Park, IL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gloor Realty Co . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$669,900 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12-2 1133 Chicago Ave. UNIT 4W, Oak Park. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gloor Realty Co . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$684,900 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12-2

643-3 Ontario St, Oak Park $175,000 LIGHT AND AIRY 1 Bedroom/one bath unit in vintage Prairie /John VanBergen building at Ontario and Linden, Linden Landmark Condominiums. This unit has original finished woodwork throughout including bathroom, enclosed sun porch and kitchen porch, rear deck and stairs to landscaped generous yard, storage and laundry rooms in well maintained basement. Generous living and dining rooms are divided by original leaded glass doors on four bookcases. Kitchen has Poggenpohl cabinetry, 2015 new Liebherr built in refrig/freezer, new DW, cooktop, oven within last 6 years; new casement windows installed in 2008. Parking rented off alley next door.

For sale by owner: 630-215-6213.

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OAK PARK. FANTASTIC ESTATE HOME w/meticulous renovation & expansion. Huge OAK PARK. SUNFILLED COLONIAL. 101 x 268 private yd. 1st flr FR, Cook’s kitchen, 3BRs, 2 new full BAs + ½BA. Hdwd flrs. Wd MBR ste, library, 6BR, 3.2BA, porches, decks. cab kitchen w/pantry. C/A. Deck. Great house. ..................................................... $479,000 More! ........................................$1,925,000

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OAK PARK. NEW LISTING! SWEET HOME to love. Spacious, romantic Queen Anne bungalow updated for you. 4BRs, 2BAs. Huge eat-in kitchen. ................. $399,999

RIVER FOREST. QUEEN ANNE Victorian w/open frt porch on lrg lot! 6BRs, 2.2BAs. Dble parlor. Frplc. Great location near train, schools, park. ........................................... $599,000

OPEN HOUSES • SUNDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2016 OAK PARK OPEN 1-3PM • 929 HAYES

ALTERNATIVE TO CONDO LIVING or downsizing. 2 BR’s, 1 BA. Cheery kitchen w/great cabinet spc & SS applncs. Full bsmt & attic. ..............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................$324,000

OAK PARK. ATTRACTIVE 1BR UNIT in a beautiful bldg. Galley kitchen, living rm & den – ideal 1st home. ............................... $144,000 OAK PARK REDUCED & READY FOR AN OFFER! Enjoy front porch, lovely entry, large open kitchen, 4 or 5 BRs, 3+BAs, many blt-ins, C/A, screened porch, fenced yd. .................................................................... $1,100,000 GORGEOUS OAK PARK HOME near award-winning schools. Chef’s kitchen, master ste, 4+1 BRs, 3.1BAs, finished bsmt. ............................................. $850,000 IMPRESSIVE COLONIAL! Well-maintained & spacious. Designer kitchen. 4BRs, 3.1BAs. New roof. Beautifully lnscpd yd. .................................$845,000 SPEND THE NEXT HOLIDAY in this jumbo bungalow. Great kitchen. 5 BR, 3BA. Everything’s done but the turkey. .......................................................... $672,500 DELIGHTFULLY FRESH HOME w/4BRs, 3.1BAs. LR w/gas frplc, family rm w/blt-ins & inviting sun rm. C/A. Fin’d bsmt. Move right in. ......................... $639,000 SUPERB BRICK 3BR, 3.1BA, North Oak Park home. Elegant LR, DR, 2-car garage w/awesome, finished bsmt. ............................................................$599,000 UNIQUE CLASSIC Prairie-style home. Updated kitchen, stately family rm w/floor-to-ceiling bookcases, skylights, WBFP. Nice location. ..................$599,000 ENJOY LIFE IN FLW Historic District. 5BRs, 1½BAs. Spacious LR w/FRPLC. Family rm. Great yard! ....................................................................... $519,000 GREAT OP HOME! 4BR, 2BA on large lot. Family rm, updated kitchen. Tear-off roof. New mechanicals. Hdwd flrs, nat’l wdwk. ............................................$507,700 ORIGINAL OAK PARK HOME. Tremendous space in this 5BR, 1½BA Gunderson. Beamed ceiling, stained glass, pocket drs, WBFP & hdwd floors. ..$499,000 ONE LEVEL LIVING in the 3BR mid-century brick ranch in NW Oak Park. Hdwd flrs. C/A. Spacious LR & separate DR. Full bsmt. Great yd. 2-car gar. .......................................................................$389,000

RIVER FOREST THE ULTIMATE HOUSE. Stunning Tudor on massive lot 200x188. Rehab offers all the modern amenities. Make an appt today. ................................$2,999,000

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RIVER FOREST. QUEEN ANNE Victorian w/open frt porch on lrg lot! 6BRs, 2.2BAs. Dble parlor. Frplc. Great location near train, schools, park. ........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................$599,000

OAK PARK CONDOS/TOWNHOUSES OPEN 12-2PM AT THE SHOWROOM • 139 S. OAK PARK AVE.

NEW CONSTRUCTION! New standard of luxury! 1808-2200 SF units, 3 BRs, 2 indoor pkg spaces, spacious terraces, eco-efficient LEED certified. Pricing starts at ....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................$654,900 DESIGNER REMODELED 6 BR, 3.2 BTH beauty. Entertain in style. Chef’s dream kitchen opens to vaulted great room. This is the one! ...............$1,460,000 PRAIRIE SCHOOL home built in ‘06 w/classic architectural design & contempo amenities. Spacious with 4BRs & 4½BAs. Family rm. SPECIAL! .....$1,225,000 PERFECT ATTENTION TO DETAIL. 5BR, 2.1BA home w/coach house. Chef’s kitchen w/over-the-top amenities. Family rm. Much more! ....................$1,165,000 VERY COOL RETRO RANCH w/open floor plan on a large lot. 3 BRs, 2.2BAs. WBFP. MBR suite. 1st floor laundry. C/A. Attached garage. ................ $599,000

NORTHLAKE. IT IS ALL HERE! 4BR, 3.1BA, fab living rm, sep dining rm, eat-in kitchen, deck, yd. 2nd kitchen, family rm in bsmt & good storage. ...........$299,900

INCOME

OAK PARK. BRICK 3FLAT close to school wih a big living rm, formal dining rm. Excellent condition! Great income!............................................................... $729,000 RIVER FOREST. INCOME PROPERTY, like a 2-flat, but a side-by-side. 3BRs, 2.1 BAs in each unit. Hdwd flrs. C/A. 3½-car garage. ............................ $749,000

COMMERCIAL

OAK PARK. MIXED USE BLDG. 1st flr: lrg commercial spc – approx. 3000SF. 2 apts on 2nd flr: 3BR, 1BA /1BR, MOVEIN CONDITION. 4BRS, 2 BAs, New kitchen, 1BA. 2-car gar. 1st flr handicapped access. Call for more baths, roof, furnace, finished lower level, 50 ft lot. 2-car info. .....................................................................$395,000 garage + pkg spcs. ..................................... $379,500 OAK PARK CONDOS/TOWNHOUSES SWEET 3+1BR, 2.1BA FARMHOUSE. Gleaming hdwd flrs, new C/A, new W/D, finished bsmt & huge IDEAL OP LIVING! Contemporary 1BR + den, 1½ BA fenced yd. Just move in. ..............................$319,900 condo features open plan, designer kitchen & BAs, W/D, garage pkg, balcony & C/A. ....................... $215,000 OTHER AREA HOMES EXCLUSIVE 2BR, 2BA multi-level skylit condo in the BERWYN. STUNNING OCTAGON bungalow in great Oak Park Club! Open family rm overlooks LR/DR. Frplc. 2 condition. 4+ BRs, 3 full BAs. ...................$395,000 deeded garage spcs. ...................................$480,000 BERWYN. AM 4SQ, 3 BR, 1.1 BA near Proksa Park STRIKING UPDATED vintage condo w/3BRs, 2BAs. & train. Huge deck & patio w/parking for 3 cars. Stunning kitchen, SS applncs, in-unit lndry & parking. .......................................................................$259,000 .......................................................................$295,000 DOWNERS GROVE. NEW CONSTRUCTION! FABULOUS 3 lrg BR, 2.1 BA unit in the Decker Building. 3,600SF customized for you. 4BRs, 4.1BAs. High-end Centrally located. Ready for you! ............... $279,900 kitchen, master ste, walk-in closets & 2nd flr lndry! REDUCED! BRIGHT & BEAUTIFUL corner condo! 2 Incredible 50X298x50x296 lot. .................... $1,249,000 large BRs w/big closets, 2BAs, freshly painted, Berber ELMWOOD PARK. GREAT HOME, terrific location - carpet, eat-in kitchen, pkg! Move right in. .....$164,900 what else can one ask for? 3 BR, 1.1 BA on great lot. This IN THE HEART OF TOWN, 2BR, 1BA condo w/view of is the home for you! ....................................$338,000 lovely lndscpd courtyd. Floor-to-ceiling windows. Open ELMWOOD PARK. ROOM FOR EVERYBODY! flr plan. Pkg. ....................................................... $155,000 Lovely, large brick bungalow. 4BR w/3 full BAs & NICELY UPDATED eat-in kitchen in this bright & spaupdated kitchen. Move right in. ................$285,000 cious 2BR condo. Great location. Parking. $153,000

FOREST PARK

EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITY

EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITY

IDEAL LOCATION 2BR unit, near Metra, shops, dining. Well-maintained bldg, w/parking. Elevator bldg. ..............................................................................$123,000 WELLLOCATED STUDIO features hdwd flrs, new SS fridge, new portable washer. Murphy’s bed. .. $69,900

RIVER FOREST CONDOS/TOWNHOUSES

VERY CLEAN, attractive & affordable brick townhouse. 2BR, 1.1BA, bonus LL rec rm. Parking. $159,000

CONDOS/TOWNHOUSES OTHER AREAS

LOMBARD. HIGHEND 3BR, 2BA spacious corner unit in newer building. Tons of storage. Well-maintained. ....................................................................... $310,000

RENTALS HOMES ELMWOOD PARK. SPACIOUS COLONIAL w/3BRs, 1.1BAs. 3 levels of living. Updated kitchen & BAs, fireplace, hdwd flrs & C/A. .................................$2,500/mo FOREST PARK. SWEET 3+1BEDROOM, 2.1BA FARMHOUSE. Gleaming hdwd flrs, new C/A, new W/D, finished bsmt & huge fenced yd......... $2,375/mo

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ELMWOOD PARK. LOCATION, LOCA TION, LOCATION! MBR w/BA & large living space, in-unit W/D, C/A, elevator bldg. - check it out! ......................................... $139,000 CONDOS OAK PARK. 2 BEDROOM furnished apt has everything. Perfect for a short term rental. Includes heat, water, electric, WIFI & cable. Minimum 3 mo stay. ....... ............................................................................$2,500/mo OAK PARK. GREAT LOCATION! 2 BRs, hdwd flrs, newer kitchen, in-unit laundry, 2 pkg spaces, storage. . ............................................................................ $1,600/mo FOREST PARK. VINTAGE 2FLAT. 2BRs, 1BA. Large kitchen, great front porch, huge fenced yd. 2 outdoor pkg spcs. FREE lndry. Storage. ...................... $1,300/mo

COMMERCIAL RENTALS

OAK PARK. OFFICE SPACES in lovely Art Deco bldg. 2 Elevators. Entry handicap equipped. Tenants pay electric. Public pkg. Call! Rent ranges from ......................................................$2,616/mo to $898/mo WESTMONT. CLASSIC STORE FRONT/walk in office on busy street. 2 blocks from Metra train. In-suite restrooms and kitchen. Great exposure. ...... $1,525/mo

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Generations of Excellence since 1958

708.771.8040 • 7375 W. North Ave., River Forest Donna Barnhisel Cibula 7375 West North AvenueJoe Dan Bogojevich Don Citrano Anne Brennan Julie Cliggett Illinois 60305 Karen Byrne Alisa Coghill Kevin Calkins JoLyn Crawford 708.771.8040 Tom Carraher Andy Gagliardo Maria Cullerton

MANAGING BROKER/OWNERS River Forest,

Pat Cesario

Tom Poulos

Karen Doty

Julie Downey Kurt Fielder Yvonne Fiszer-Steele Ramona Fox Chris Garvey Lisa Grimes Dan Halperin Sharon Halperin

Greg Jaroszewski Vee Jaroszewski Joanne Kelly Michael Kinnare Sherree Krisco Jack Lattner Susan Maienza Vince McFadden

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Laurel Saltzman Rob Sarvis Meg Sullivan Laurie Shapiro Tom Sullivan Debbie Watts George Wohlford Nancy Wohlford

711 JACKSON, RIVER FOREST

1047 KEYSTONE, RIVER FOREST

532 N OAK PARK, OAK PARK

710 HAYES, OAK PARK

CLASSIC BRICK COLONIAL with all high-end finishes. First floor features hardwood floors, family room off kitchen. Finished basement has media room, 2 addl BRs, full bath, plenty of storage. Backyard offers private deck, large heated patio, built in pool. 3 car garage, heated driveway. ...................................................$1,795,000

VERY UNIQUE PRAIRIE HOME sits on a beautiful corner lot. The home suggestive of Tallmadge & Watson has a dramatic family room that opens to the kitchen. Expansive LR with fireplace. Basement has 2nd half bath, and storage. Nice size yard with private brick patio & XL 2 car garage. ...............................................$595,000

BEAUTIFUL ESTATE HOME in Historic Oak Park with a perfect blend of modern and vintage details including hardwood floors, leaded glass windows and a grand staircase. Large rooms, tall ceilings and a lot of windows make this 5BR, 3-1/2 BA home spacious and bright. .............................................................................. $899,500

METICUOUSLY MAINTAINED BUNGALOW with an enclosed porch welcomes you to this home! Special features include hardwood floors, a spacious LR, beamed ceiling DR, two bedrooms, one full bath, bright kitchen and office overlooking fenced-in yard. Impeccable 2 car garage........................................................ $264,000

1042 THOMAS, FOREST PARK

GREAT COLONIAL HOME on a great block! Move in condition with 3+ bedrooms, 2-1/2 baths. Eat in kitchen, den/office space, mudroom, sun/Florida room and screened in back porch. Partially finished basement. Coach house with 2 car garage. You will love the available space! ................................................................$649,000 CHARMING, SPACIOUS QUEEN ANNE BUNGALOW in pristine condition. Art glass windows, French doors, wood trim, hardwood floors. Granite kitchen, breakfast nook. Family room and 1st floor bedroom. 3 bedrooms on 2nd floor. Finished basement, enclosed porch, 2 car garage. ...................................$639,900 LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION!!! Spacious first floor has updated kitchen with granite counter tops and stainless steel appliances. The finished basement has 4th BR and a full bath. Professionally landscaped yard with new brick paver patio. Nothing to do but move in....................................................$599,000 PRICE REDUCED! BEAUTIFUL, MOVE-IN READY REHAB in River Forest. Large open kitchen with all brand new SS. New 3/4 inch Brazilian Koa wood floors throughout. Designer baths. Wood burning fireplace. Master suite. Full basement. Great backyard with covered patio. Close to great schools! ........................$386,900 LARGE VICTORIAN with 4 bedrooms, 2-1/2 baths has great original details including wide moldings, wood burning fireplace, beamed ceilings, large room sizes and high ceilings. Master bedroom with bath, good closet space. Large backyard with deck. ...................................................................................................$385,000

ROOM FOR EVERYONE and stunning finishes throughout. Newly finished kitchen features 2 dishwashers and a built in bar with beverage center. Top end bathrooms. Master Suite features a deck, walk-in closet and a redone bath. Beautiful decorating. Beautiful landscaping. ........................................................... $719,000 PRICE REDUCED! STUNNING ENGLISH TUDOR in the perfect location. Two level Party Deck. Three Car Garage. Family room off eat-in kitchen with stainless steel appliances. Lower level recreation room with wet bar. Close to schools, Lindberg Park and transportation. ........................................................................$710,000 PRICE REDUCED! BEAUTIFULLY REMODELED 5 bed/ 2 full bath home with a newly remodeled kitchen with a large attached breakfast area or family room. Bathrooms updated this year. Four large bedrooms on 2nd fl , 5th BR on 1st floor, perfect for company, or your private office. .............................................................$479,000 VALUE MAY BE IN THE LAND. Major renovation needed to the house. Being sold “As Is”.................................................$250,000

2626 N 75TH, ELMWOOD PARK

NOTHING TO DO BUT MOVE IN! Newly stained dark hardwood floors throughout, including the kitchen. Three large bedrooms. New deck and many upgrades. Don’t pass this one by.... larger inside than it looks. Sunny back yard ready for your perennial garden. Fenced yard. ............................................................................$299,900

RIVER FOREST HOMES RESTORE THIS HOUSE with fabulous curb appeal or Build your dream home on this 100’ x 184’ lot. ................................$1,400,000 BEAUTIFUL STYLISH UPDATED HOME with 4 BRs, 3.2 BAs on four floors of living space. Includes LR w/ frpl, new high end kitchen, Breakfast Rm, 1st FL office. LL has Fam Rm, Rec Room, Laundry, Wine Cellar and Full Bath. 2 car garage with extra storage and rooftop deck. ................................................................$1,049,000 COMPLETELY RENOVATED 4 bedroom home is move-in ready. First floor features a spacious open floor plan. Large, high end kitchen. Full finished bsmt consists of a family room, a wet bar and a bonus room with its own bath. Deep backyard with a large patio and fire pit. ....................................................................$959,000 BEAUTIFULLY MAINTAINED HOME features a detailed LR, DR and kitchen with east facing sun/breakfast room on 1st FL. 2nd FL features sun filled library w/fireplace, large master suite. Finished basement includes a family room with a fireplace and a game room..............................................................................$788,900

OAK PARK HOMES UNPRECEDENTED ESTATE in the Frank Lloyd Wright Historical district of Oak Park! This meticulously renovated 5 BR, 5 full / 2 half bath property offers exquisite details and refined finishes that boast timeless materials and over the top custom millwork. This is a showcase home!...............................................................$2,525,000

FOREST PARK HOMES TOTALLY REMODELED!! All new: kitchen, hardwood floors, windows, siding, roof, light fixtures, plumbing fixtures, doors and hardware, and fenced-in yard. Master bedroom has walk-in closet, master bath, and walk out deck. 2 car garage with additional exterior parking space................................................. $559,900 COMBINATION OF VINTAGE AND MODERN in this open concept home perfect for living and entertaining! Features hardwood floors, art glass windows, fresh baths, full basement. Charming front porch and backyard deck. Well maintained, movein condition. ............................................................................$319,000

ELMWOOD PARK HOMES METICUOUSLY MAINTAINED BRICK GEORGIAN with 3 bedrooms, 1-1/2 bath, an open floor plan, expansive kitchen, and spacious family room. Living room has wood burning fireplace. Partially finished basement, entertainment deck, landscaped yard, two car garage........................................................................$339,000

GEORGIAN STYLE HOME boasting three levels of living space. Solid brick home sits on double lot. Basement has eight foot ceilings and is finished with bedroom and family room. Home has all new stainless steel appliances. 2.5 car detached garage with driveway and alley access. ..................................................................... $409,000

CONDOS/TOWNHOMES/2 FLATS RIVER FOREST 2BR, 2BA. Eastern facing balcony. ........$199,000 RIVER FOREST 1BR, 1BA. Entertainment area. ................$99,000 OAK PARK 3BR, 2-1/2 BA. Many extra amenities. .........$560,000 OAK PARK 2 Flat. ................................................................$525,000 OAK PARK 2BR, 2BA. Gorgeous interior features. ..........$369,000 PRICE REDUCED! OAK PARK 2BR, 2-1/2BA. ............ $359,800 OAK PARK 3BR, 1BA. Beautifully updated. .....................$299,000 OAK PARK 2BR, 2BA. Unique condo. ............................... $289,900 OAK PARK 2BR, 1BA. Completely redone! .........................$97,000 OAK PARK 1BR, 1BA. Convenient location. .......................$84,900 OAK PARK 1BR, 1BA. Updated kitchen and bath. .............$76,300 FOREST PARK 2BR, 2BA. Spacious corner unit..............$289,000 FOREST PARK 2BR, 2BA. Large balcony. ........................ $178,000 FOREST PARK 1BR, 1BA. Updated bath. .......................... $89,500 FOREST PARK 1BR, 1BA. Clean, updated unit. .................$79,900

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Bite Nite and Foodie Fest 2017: It’s On!

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By CATHY YEN, Executive Director

ooking for a gift for that hard-to-buy-for special someone? Good news: 2017 Bite Nite tickets just went on sale! Now in its third year, Bite Nite is our version of your favorite “taste of” festival. Sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce, Bite Nite is a one-night foodie event featuring fifty local restaurants, caterers and specialty food shops. For a single admission ticket price of $35 (four for $120), we invite you to enjoy small “bites” from all your favorite places – and some new spots as well. Local chefs choose what to present so this year’s menu is still a surprise. Last year, guests were feted with an incredible selection. Crowd pleasers included wings, sliders,

empanadas, corned beef and hand-crafted chocolate truffles while haggis and shrimp on jicama tempted the more adventurous. Whatever your palate, you are guaranteed to find plenty to enjoy. Wine, craft beer and specialty cocktails are available for sampling or purchase. Bite Nite is one big cocktail party, with guests meandering from booth to booth snacking and chatting with friends and vendors. Expect more walking than sitting. While we sell out, the crowd is easy to navigate and there is plenty of great food. Foodie Fest follows the week after Bite Nite. Our “restaurant week” promotion runs from January 27 through February 4. Participating local restaurants offer a three-item prix fixe menu. Menus are priced at $10, $20 or $30 depending on the restaurant and depending on whether the special is lunch, snack or dinner. Whether you join us for the Bite Nite party

or just take advantage of Foodie Fest meal deals, we invite you to enjoy our community’s amazing restaurant and gourmet food scene. Bon appetit! Bite Nite will be held Friday, January 27 from 5:30 – 9:30 at the Nineteenth Century Club in Oak Park. Parking available in Vantage Garage. Purchase tickets online at www. foodiefest.net or the Chamber Office at 143 S. Oak Park Avenue. Vendors, sponsors and media interested in participating please contact us at 708.613.0550 or info@oprfchamber. org Foodie Fest runs from January 27 through February 4 at participating restaurants. Check www.foodiefest.net for details and follow us on Facebook.

Friday, Jan. 27, 2017

5:30pm-9:30pm at the Nineteenth Century Club, Oak Park, IL

Bite Nite tickets are now on sale! www.foodiefest.net Foodie Fest, our local “restaurant week,” is Jan. 27 - Feb. 9

Restaurant Owners: Contact Alicia to take advantage of this FREE opportunity! aplominspitler@oprfchamber.org


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Donations can be made on-line at oakparkfestival.com or mailed to us: Oak Park Festival Theatre, P.O. Box 4114, Oak Park, IL 60303.

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Community Giving Guide

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eason of Giving is a campaign organized by Wednesday Journal and the Oak Park River Forest Community Foundation to encourage local charitable giving during the holiday season. It has long been recognized that when we shop local, our money recirculates through

Animal Care League No matter how long it takes, the Animal Care League keeps an adoptable animal until we find that right loving home. We take proactive approaches to animal care and adoption as well as preventative measures to help reduce the number of homeless animals in our communities. The Animal Care League provides medical treatment for over 1,000 animals each year ranging from routine vaccinations to emergency, life-saving surgery. Make a meaningful difference in the life of a homeless animal. Visit animalcareleague. org, where you can sign up to be a volunteer or donate. You can also donate your gently used items to the 2nd Chance shop, and attend one of many fun special events.

The Collaboration for Early Childhood The Collaboration for Early Childhood is your resource for early childhood information in Oak Park and River Forest. We provide the connections vital to every child’s opportunity for success in learning and in life. We work with more than 60 organizations so that parents and their children receive critical information and support services, children are screened for developmental delays, teachers in child care centers, preschools and family child care homes provide high quality programs and our most vulnerable children and their families experience a strong web of support.  For more information, or to make a donation, please visit us at collab4kids.org or follow us on Facebook.

the local economy reaping dividends for the entire community. The same is true for charitable giving. When you donate to local nonprofits, your money goes to work in your own neighborhood. Your donations feed local families, offer safety and learning to local children, and enrich the beauty and art that

Oak Park-River Forest Community Foundation The Oak Park-River Forest Community Foundation encourages giving locally, providing donors with many ways to contribute to the sustainability and vibrancy of Oak Park and River Forest. We manage scholarships for students and provide enrichment grants for young people. We make grants to local nonprofit organizations, provide Impact Excellence seminars for them as well as manage many of their agency funds. We accept large gifts and small gifts. We work with donors to match their philanthropic interests with needs. We create spaces for donors to collectively give for impact through our Women Leaders in Philanthropy, Entrepreneur Leaders in Philanthropy and NextGen Leaders in Philanthropy Giving Groups. All of this is possible thanks to generous and thoughtful donors who value our community. www.oprfcf.org www.facebook.org/OPRFCF Twitter: community@oprfcf 708-848-1560 1049 Lake Street, Suite 204, Oak Park, IL 60301 Donate on line at: http://tinyurl.com/kf2rcnn

College Mentoring Experience Studies show that children in mentoring programs are less likely to be engage in deviant activities and relationships with parents often increase. College Mentoring Experience is a 501c3/non-for-profit community based mentoring program servicing the Austin community. Through one-on-one mentoring to at-risk students ages 11-22, CME’s focus is to provide our mentees with the resources and tools needed to get them TO and THROUGH college; providing tutoring, career exploration

surrounds us all. Over the coming weeks, we hope that you will take a moment to look over the listings in this Giving Guide. Find an organization that resonates with you. Check out their website. Consider making a donation or volunteering. Spread the word. Don’t just shop local—give Local. and life skills development as alternatives to negative learning behaviors. On Tuesday, November 29th, won’t you please help us by donating? For more information visit collegementoringexperience.org. EVERY gift of EVERY SIZE matters!

Concordia University Chicago Founded in 1864, Concordia University Chicago is a comprehensive liberal arts-based Christian university in the Lutheran tradition. Through its College of Arts and Sciences, College of Business, College of Education, and College of Graduate and Innovative Programs, Concordia-Chicago offers more than 100 areas of study in small classes taught by professors who are passionate about teaching and student success. Concordia-Chicago equips men and women to serve and lead with integrity, creativity, competence and compassion in a diverse, interconnected and increasingly urbanized church and world. More than 5,000 full-time undergraduate and graduate students are enrolled at Concordia-Chicago, located in River Forest.

Oak Park Festival Theatre Since 1975 Oak Park Festival Theatre, the Midwest’s oldest professional outdoor classical theatre, has brought the magic of dramatic masterpieces to generations of our neighbors. Whether performing under the stars in beautiful Austin Gardens as we do each summer or at any of the many local venues where we partner with local philanthropic agencies (such as Housing Forward, Oak Park Housing Authority or Nineteenth Century Charitable Association), Festival Theatre breaths fresh air into timeless texts for Oak Park and beyond. With ticket prices kept friendly for every budget and free admission for all under 13, we rely on the generosity of our audiences to continue our dynamic community dialogue.

The Historical Society of Forest Park is dedicated to the preservation, collection and celebration of Forest Park History. We study the past so we can understand the present so we can shape the future.   The Historical Society in Forest Park is an important part of the social infrastructure of our community.  We partner with many groups to enhance the quality of life in our village. 1000 Elgin, Forest Park IL  60130 To make a donation, volunteer or to get more information, go to forestparkhistory. weebly.com.

Frank Lloyd Wright Trust Inspiring tomorrow’s architects today. Our D97 program has introduced thousands of students to Wright’s design legacy. Our community’s vitality is enhanced by the mission of the Frank Lloyd Wright Trust. Through its stewardship of the Home and Studio, the Trust continues to preserve an Oak Park treasure as a source of community pride and inspiration. To learn more or donate, go to flwright.org 931 Chicago Ave, Oak Park, IL 60302

Hephzibah

Hephzibah Children’s Association was founded in 1897. We serve more than 1,000 children and families each year through innovative, community-based programs. Hephzibah provides a Group Home for children who have been taken from their families due to profound abuse or neglect. Our skilled staff recruits and trains foster parents, and offers ongoing support to help all family members navigate challenges. Our after-school Day Care operates on a sliding scale to serve working parents in Oak Park, with programs based at each elementary school. To make a real difference in the lives of children and families, please donate today at hephzibahhome.org.

Housing Forward The mission of Housing Forward is to transition people from housing crisis to housing stability. By emphasizing prevention, supportive services, employment readiness and supportive housing, we are able to offer a comprehensive, long-term solution that moves clients into housing quickly and keeps them there. This housing-first approach to homelessness is more efficient, more fiscally responsible and less traumatic to clients who are


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typically facing extraordinary hardship. It is also beneficial to the communities being served who do not have to bear the costs of homelessness in the form of expanded social services, health care and public safety costs. We offer an attractive return on your investment — measured in terms of human lives and futures. To donate, please visit housingforward. org/give, or contact Janet Gow, Director of Development & Communications, at 708.338.1724 ext. 262.

L’Arche Chicago L’Arche Chicago is a community where people with intellectual disabilities live together with direct support professionals, in homes, as family. We strive to merge quality care and mutual relationships, building a community where everyone has a genuine place of belonging. L’Arche seeks to be a sign of hope, revealing the truth that all people, including those with intellectual disabilities, have gifts to share. Your contributions enable each core member (person with intellectual disability) to live an independent, full life in our vibrant homes of love and compassion in the OPRF area. To donate or get involved, visit LArcheChicago.org/OPRF

The Neighborhood Giving Project Many parents are eager to teach their children about the importance and the rewards of helping others. The Neighborhood Giving Project is a 501c3 non-profit organization providing community service opportunities for busy families in the Oak Park-River Forest area. Our mission is to inspire our children to be better citizens of the world by providing hands-on, hands-together community service opportunities; to enrich their learning with civic responsibility, social justice, and charitable action. Partnering with local organizations, NGP develops service projects that are developmentally appropriate for children, and also genuinely fun. Topics include hunger and homelessness, education and literacy, family health, animal care, and more. To learn more about getting involved or to make a donation, go to neighborhoodgivingproject.org

Nineteenth Century Charitable Association The Nineteenth Century Club was established in 1891 and the spirit of the founders continues today in the work of the Nineteenth Century Charitable Association through community outreach grants, scholarships, and public programming in five areas: music, art, literature, science, and social sciences. The NCCA is the owner of 178 Forest Avenue, commonly referred to as the Nineteenth Century Club. Our charitable and cultural activities are supported

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by our members, volunteers, donors, and by the events held at the Club. Programs are open to all and we welcome men and women of all ages to join. If you would like information about volunteering, joining or donating, please call us at 708-386-2729 email to info@ nineteenthcentury.org.

Oak-Leyden Developmental Services In 2016, Oak-Leyden Developmental Services helped nearly 600 children and adults with developmental disabilities reach their highest potential. Our multi-disciplinary Early Intervention Program provides therapies to help prepare young children for their years ahead, as well as education that supports the entire family. Our enriching, adult day programs offer community activities, life skills coaching, and vocational training. In our 12 group homes, adults receive residential care, social and recreational opportunities, and access to healthcare providers. Please volunteer, donate items on our wish list, make a contribution, or become an OakLeyden Enrichment Partner at oak-leyden.org or call 708-524-1050 x102. Thank you!

Oak Park Art League Founded in 1921, the Oak Park Art League (OPAL) is one of Oak Park’s first cultural institutions and fulfills its mission through its offering of high quality art education to people of all ages and skill levels, programs and guest lectures, artist demonstrations and critiques, plus monthly exhibitions in OPAL’s historic Carriage House art gallery. On Giving Tuesday, leave your legacy of support by sponsoring a Century Club limited edition brick in OPAL’s garden courtyard. Purchase a personalized brick for yourself, a business, or honor a loved one and help pave the path to OPAL’s centennial anniversary in 2021. 720 Chicago Avenue/708-386-9853 oakparkartleague@gmail.com oakparkartleague.org

The Oak Park Education Foundation (OPEF) Strong schools are at the heart of a strong community. Established in 1989, OPEF is a privately funded, nonprofit organization that brings artists, architects, scientists, and technology experts into K-8th grade classrooms at every District 97 school. Our professional partners share their passion for learning while conducting free, hands-on residencies with more than 4,200 students annually. OPEF also runs BASE Camp, exceptional summer and day-off enrichment. Learn more, volunteer or donate at opef.org. 260 Madison St., Oak Park, IL 60302 Contact: Deb Abrahamson, Exec. Dir., dabrahamson@opef.org. 708-524-3023

Terrance Washington,

a recent graduate of Western Illinois University, returned to his hometown of Chicago looking for a way to give back to his community. His time away at college has not only increased his academic rigor, but has also given him a broad range of resources. The qualities Terrance provides are professionalism, critical thinking, conflict resolution and creativity. Being a lifelong resident of the Galewood neighborhood, he is quite familiar with both Oak Park and the adjacent Austin Community, in which our organization is based. Having a passion for Higher Education and a skillset ideal for office administration, Terrance enjoys the educational and community focus that our nonprofit is based on. Entering the CME program in January 2016 as a mentor, which he says has “connected two individuals with similar interest, and exposed both parties to new experiences, which helps the mentee set goals for the future and keeps the mentor grounded and community oriented,” it wasn’t long before our staff sought Terrance out to help CME grow. While working with us, his task have been mostly clerical;

Oak Park Public Library Support literacy, learning, and community connection When you give locally, you can choose to share a gift that nurtures ideas and spreads knowledge in and around Oak Park. You can support the freedom to read, to learn, and to grow. Loyalty to your local public library helps a 113-year-old institution, dedicated to literacy and community connection, continue to be free and accessible to all.  To learn more about how you can make a difference and keep Oak Park’s center of information, local history, and civic engagement strong, contact Executive Director David J. Seleb (d.seleb@ oppl.org, 708.697.6911) or Deputy Director Jim Madigan (jmadigan@oppl. org,708.697.6909). 

however, he has shown interest in grant proposal writing and project development. Terrance enjoys the work that he does with College Mentoring Experience, because he feels this organization “has an effective strategy to improve the life-trajectory of at-risk youth in the Austin community.” He is passionate about what we do, and is excited about being a part of taking CME to the next level.

Terrance Washinton

Give oPRF Oak Park Regional Housing Center The Housing Center promotes and sustains the racial integration of Oak Park. We help over 3,500 households and 250 landlords annually. The Housing Center provides the foundation for equity and inclusion in Oak Park. Your gift helps keep Oak Park’s promise of diversity that we all cherish. To donate visit: oprhc.org/donate or make checks payable to OPRHC, 1041 South Boulevard, Oak Park, IL 60302


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Oak Park River Forest Food Pantry $1 = 3 meals, is an equation only you can make possible. With your help, Oak Park River Forest Food Pantry has been reducing local hunger for nearly 40 years. Your support means we are able to meet the needs of nearly 16,000 families struggling with hunger each year. It means we can provide over 50 pounds of nutritious food plus access to vital programs and services to help people stretch limited food budgets in healthy ways. It means that even a little goes a long way: every $1 donated can feed a neighbor for an entire day. To make a donation, visit oprffoodpantry. org or send checks payable to OPRF Food Pantry to Oak Park River Forest Food Pantry, 848 Lake Street, Oak Park, IL 60301.

PACCT PACTT Learning Center is committed to empowering people challenged by autism with choice in regard to where they live, learn and work. PACTT’s mission is to assist individuals with autism in becoming as independent as possible with the ability to integrate effectively into their homes and community. At the core of this mission is to see each individual as a unique gift and then provide the person-centered supports that foster learning and growth. PACTT programs include a therapeutic day school, residential services for children, transition program for older teens, vocational training/job placement and residential services for adults. To learn more about PACTT or make a donation, go to pactt.org or call 773-3389102 ext. 2424

Pillars Pillars is the largest nonprofit provider of mental health and social services in the western and southwestern suburbs. The agency serves 10,000 people each year through direct client services, including Mental Health, Addictions, Domestic & Sexual Violence, Child & Family Services, and Community Housing. Untreated mental illness and addiction can lead to hospitalization, encounters with law enforcement, violence, and even early death. Pillars’ programs empower people to break out of those cycles and lead healthy, productive, independent lives—which ultimately saves the community money. Stand together as Pillars, with us. Donate online or pledge a monthly gift today at www.pillarscommunity.org/donate.

Ping! PING! (Providing Instruments for the Next Generation) is an allvolunteer organization that loans musical instruments to students in need in grades 4-12 in Oak Park-River Forest school districts 90, 97, and 200 so that they can participate in their school band or orchestra. PING! also provides music enrichment for its students through

workshops, mentoring, summer music camp scholarships, private lessons, and field trips. PING! serves between 125 and 150 students each year who would not otherwise have the opportunity to participate in the music programs at school. PING! depends on the community for donated instruments and financial contributions to maintain our instrument inventory and program funding. For more information or to make a donation, go to pingoprf.org. If you have an instrument to donate, send us an email at pingoprf@ gmail.com.

Pleasant Home Pleasant Home Foundation, a nonprofit organization, restores and preserves our National Historic Landmark house museum while offering a wide variety of educational opportunities, cultural programming and free community events. Financial support is crucial to sustain Pleasant Home as an important resource for tourism and as a center for the community. 217 Home Avenue, Oak Park, IL 60302 pleasanthome.org hruehlemay@pleasanthome.org 708-383-2654

Sarah’s Inn Since 1981, Sarah’s Inn has worked to improve the lives of those impacted by domestic violence and to break the cycle of violence for future generations. Our Intervention Program provides bi-lingual services for families affected by domestic violence in order to safely navigate crisis, effectively process trauma and ensure self-sufficiency. Our Training and Education Program creates a network of skilled bystanders to appropriately intervene as first responders and community advocates. Our Together Strong Project was created to prevent relationship violence by teaching youth about the impact of their choices, giving them the tools to lead healthy lives, and empowering them to make a difference in their community. To donate, visit donatenow.networkforgood. org/sarahsinn, or make a tax-deductible donation through postal mail by sending a check to: Sarah’s Inn, PO Box 1159 Oak Park, IL 60304

Thrive Counseling Center

Pro Bono Network Access to justice should not depend upon one’s income. During this time of need, there are not enough lawyers to help people with human rights needs. These include safety from an abuser, adequate housing, and the ability to get a job. Pro Bono Network, a locally-grown and new kind of organization, has brought over 200 attorneys to pro bono work by making legal representation practical. As a result over 1000 clients have received legal aid services which often encompass human rights. Learn more at pro-bono-network.org. Donating will make a difference! 

The River Forest Library Foundation Since 1905, the River Forest Public Library (RFPL) has been transforming lives and nurturing a love of reading and learning in children, teens, and adults. Today, as a 21st century library, the RFPL not only provides the latest books and periodicals, but also digital content, remote online access, onsite computer technology, and interactive educational programs By giving to the RFPL Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization, you can honor a parent, child, or other family member; a cherished teacher or mentor; a dear friend; or your own love of learning. Your gift will inspire others and help to ensure that the Library will always be here to grow and change with us. Mail donations to the RFPL Foundation at 735 Lathrop Ave, River Forest, IL 60305, or go to riverforestlibrary. org/donate.

Thrive Counseling Center (formerly Family Services of Oak Park) has provided community mental health services for 118 years. Located in the heart of Oak Park, our mission is to build healthy minds, families and communities by empowering people to attain mental and emotional well-being. Hope, resilience and recovery form the heart of our programs and services. Last year we provided critical services to approximately 2,000 friends, neighbors and family members including…

• counseling for youth and adults • psychiatric care and medication management • 24/7 crisis intervention • in-home counseling for older adults • case management and supportive housing • psycho-social recovery day program • stress reduction courses To learn more or donate, please visit thrivecc.org. or call 708-383-7500, ext. 316. Follow us on Facebook!

UCP Seguin of Greater Chicago UCP Seguin believes that all people, regardless of ability, deserve to achieve their potential, advance their independence and act as full members of the community. So we stop at nothing to provide life skills training, assistive technology, meaningful employment and a place to call home for people with disabilities, as well as specialized foster care for children. Our goal: life without limits for people with disabilities.

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Make a difference in the lives of people with disabilities. Donate online at ucpseguin. org send gifts to UCP Seguin, 332 Harrison Street, Oak Park IL 60304

West Cook YMCA It’s our passion at the West Cook YMCA that financial need should never stand in the way of anyone who wants to achieve vitality and improve their well-being.  YMCA scholarships cover everything from memberships and class fees to after-school programs and summer day camps for children.  Community support makes it possible for us to provide more than $120,000 in scholarships to local residents for Y programs and memberships each year.  Your holiday donation will help even more neighbors receive the gift of healthy living.  To donate, visit WestCookYMCA.org/donate or send your check to West Cook YMCA, 255 S. Marion St., Oak Park, IL 60302.  (708383-5200)

Wonder Works Children’s Museum Creative and imaginative play are vital to a healthy child and Wonder Works Children’s Museum provides countless opportunities for both, giving children a safe space to explore. Wonder Works is committed to providing an environment where early learning flourishes through thoughtfully designed “experience zones” and educational programming. Rachel Rettberg CEO  Wonder Works Children’s Museum  6445 W North Ave, Oak Park  IL  60302  773.636.7971 rrettberg@wonder-works.org  wonder-works.org www.facebook.com/ wonderworkschildrensmusem

This Community Giving Guide of local nonprofits will run weekly through December. If you would like information on how to list your organization, email Marc Stopeck at marc@oakpark.com.


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The Oak Park-River Forest Community Foundation has partially underwritten the Season of Giving in support of nonprofit organizations serving Oak Park and River Forest.


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BE ALERT TO UNDIAGNOSED, UNTREATED DIABETES THE YMCA’S DIABETES PREVENTION PROGRAM CAN YOU MEASURE A HEALTHY LIFE? Sure, you can—by the cup, the ounce, and the step. If you’re at risk for type 2 diabetes, you can make small, measurable, changes that can reduce your risk and help you live a happier, healthier life.

THE WEST COOK YMCA For those with prediabetes and who are interested in preventing diabetes, we offer several free year-long group classes called Project Lifestyle Change. Each group class consists of eleven 90-minute sessions throughout the year, providing participants the opportunity to track food intake, physical activity, blood sugars, blood pressure and cholesterol. It’s a great way to learn about making lifestyle changes to improve health while at the same time making new friends. As part of this popular program, the West Cook YMCA offers a free three-month trial membership. For more information, call Rush Oak Park Hospital at 708-660-5900.

The YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program gives you the skills you need and the support you deserve to make lasting healthy lifestyle changes. A new session began in mid-November, however new particpants will be accepted until December 5. Y Membership is not required! Contact us at 708-383-5200 or preventdiabetes@westcookymca.org

YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program Community Advisory Board Take Charge of Your Diabetes! 25% of Americans age 60 years and older have diabetes. Diabetes impacts how a person eats, exercises, deals with illness and manages emotional health. Take Charge of Your Diabetes is a six-week evidencebased program developed by Stanford University. AgeOptions has been a licensed provider of the program throughout suburban Cook County for ten years. Ready for the first step to Take Charge of Your Diabetes, call Sara Caudillo at 708-383-0258. For more information on the program, visit our website at http://www. ageoptions.org/TakeChargeofYourHealth.

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First Congregational Church of Maywood

400 N. Fifth Avenue (1 block north of Lake St.) Come join us for Sunday Morning Worship at 11 am Pastor Elliot Wimbush will be preaching the message. Refreshments and fellowship follow the service. 708-344-6150 firstchurchofmaywood.org When you're looking for a place to worship the Lord, Check First.

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324 N. Oak Park Avenue 708-383-4983 www.firstUMCoakpark.org Sunday School for all Ages, 9am Sunday Worship, 10am Children’s Chapel during Worship Rev. Jenny Weber, Pastor Professionally Staffed Nursery Fellowship Time after Worship Presbyterian

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United Lutheran Church 15LGJHODQG *UHHQ¿HOG Oak Park Holy Communion with nursery care and Children’s Chapel each Sunday at 9:30 a.m. Dennis Bushkofsky, Pastor Handicapped Accessible www.unitedlutheranchurch.org 708/386-1576

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1040 N. Harlem Avenue River Forest Meet our new Rabbi, Adir Glick Pray, learn, and celebrate with our caring, progressive, egalitarian community. Interfaith families are welcome. Accredited Early Childhood Program Religious School for K thru 12 Daily Morning Minyan Weekly Shabbat Services Friday 6:30pm & Saturday 10:00am Affiliated with United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism 708.366.9000 www.wsthz.org

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Grace Lutheran Church

7300 W. Division, River Forest David R. Lyle, Senior Pastor David W. Wegner, Assoc. Pastor Lauren Dow Wegner, Assoc. Pastor Sunday Worship, 8:30 & 11:00 a.m. Sunday School/Adult Ed. 9:45 a.m. Childcare Available

PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH

744 Fair Oaks Ave. Oak Park 386-4920 Rev. Daniel deBeer, Interim Pastor Sunday Schedule Christian Education for All Ages 9:00am Worship Service 10:00am

Roman Catholic

St. Bernardine Catholic Church Harrison & Elgin, Forest Park

CELEBRATING OUR 105TH YEAR! Sat. Masses: 8:30am & 5:00pm SUNDAY MASSES: 8:00am & 10:30am 10:30 Mass-Daycare for all ages CCD Sun. 9am-10:15am Reconciliation: Sat. 9am & 4pm Weekday Masses: Monday–Friday 6:30am Church Office: 708-366-0839 CCD: 708-366-3553 www.stbern.com Pastor: Fr. Stanislaw Kuca Traditional Catholic

Child care available 9-11am

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OAK PARK MEETING OF FRIENDS (Quakers) Meeting For Worship Sundays at 10:00 a.m. at Oak Park Art League 720 Chicago Ave., Oak Park Please call 708-445-8201 www.oakparkfriends.org

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Ascension Catholic Church

The Traditional Catholic Latin Mass

Our Lady Immaculate Church 410 Washington Blvd Oak Park. 708-524-2408 Mass Times: Sat. 8:00am Sun. 7:30 & 10:00am Operated by Society of St. Pius X. Confessions 1 hr. before each mass

Third Unitarian Church 11am Service: “Celebration of Life� thirdunitarianchurch.org (773) 626-9385 301 N. Mayfield near Austin and Lake

Grace Lutheran School

Preschool - 8th Grade Bill Koehne, Principal 366-6900, graceriverforest.org Lutheran-Missouri Synod

Christ Lutheran Church

607 Harvard Street (at East Av.) Oak Park, Illinois Rev. Robert M. Niehus, Pastor Sunday Bible Class: 9:15 am Sunday School: 9:10 Sunday Worship Services: 8:00 and 10:30 am Church Office: 708/386-3306 www.christlutheranoakpark.org Lutheran-Missouri Synod

St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church

305 Circle Ave, Forest Park Sunday Worship, 8:30 am and 11:00 am Adult Bible Class, 10:00am Wheelchair Access to Sanctuary Leonard Payton, Pastor Roney Riley, Assistant Pastor 708-366-3226 | www.stjohnforestpark.org

808 S. East Ave. 708/848-2703 www.ascensionoakpark.com Worship: Saturday Mass 5:00 pm Sunday Masses 7:30, 9:00, 11 am, 5:00 pm Sacrament of Reconciliation 4 pm Saturday Taize Prayer 7:30 pm First Fridays Feb.– Dec. & Jan. 1 Holy Hour 6:00 pm Third Thursdays

Rev. James Hurlbert, Pastor

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St. Edmund Catholic Church

188 South Oak Park Ave. Saturday Masses: 8:30 a.m. & 5:30 p.m. Sunday Masses: 9:00 & 11:00 a.m. & 5:30 p.m. Weekday Mass: 8:30 a.m. Holy Day Masses: As Announced Reconciliation: Saturday 4:15 p.m. Parish Office: 708-848-4417 School Phone: 708-386-5131

Unity

UNITY CHURCH OF OAK PARK 405 North Euclid Ave.

We behold the Christ in you. Sunday Services 9 am & 11 am Youth Education 11 am 708-848-0960 — unityoakpark.org

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Dec. 6 Saint Nicholas Day Christian 8 Bodhi Day (Rohatsu) Buddhism Immaculate Conception of Mary Catholic Christian 12 Feast day-Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Christian Mawlid an Nabe * Islam 16-25 Posadas Navidenas Hispanic Christian

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Trump’s America

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he 2016 presidential campaign season will go down in history as a true anomaly. Based on exit data and news sources, 62% of white women voters without a college degree voted for Donald Trump and rejected the first woman to have a legitimate shot at becoming President of the United States (POTUS). Overall, 53% of white women eventually voted for a man whose behavior and onthe-record words would have disqualified him from dating their daughters. White men, constituting 34% of voters, voted overwhelmingly for Trump (63%). Even more revealing, 9% of young blacks and 24% of young Latinos voted for ‘The Donald.’ Also worth noting is that over 41% of the eligible voters chose to sit this one out. I wonder aloud which candidate would have benefited from their participation. One thing I did notice was that Hillary Clinton was “the candidate” instead of “my candidate” among too many who voted for her. Clearly, there was something very attractive about Trump or conversely something very off-putting about Clinton that resonated with people who chose to vote this go-round — the popular vote, notwithstanding. Even as we continue to pick through the exit interview statistics, we are at a loss to explain Trump’s triumphant night at the ballot box. Was it fear of terrorism? Was it minority fatigue? Was it white nationalism? Was eight years of a black president too much? Was it Hillary’s gender, personality and/or perceived sense of entitlement? All of the above? I don’t know. Do the results of this election suggest that we are going backward, forward or standing still? Well, in my mind, America always inches — and sometimes even lurches forward — too slow for some and too fast for others. Maybe Trump’s election is a needed respite or period of intense reflection for some. Now that the presidential election is technically over, Mr. Trump must turn his grandiose campaign promises into actionable policies. Simply put, this means that PresidentElect Donald Trump must commence the torturous process of “Making America Great Again” — whatever that means to him and his supporters. To those who didn’t support him or his clarion call, the phrase “Make America Great Again” is not only a “dog whistle” coded message but an obvious threat to their lives, lifestyles and belief systems. The ultimate question that hangs in the balance is, “Who is the real Donald Trump?” — the bombastic and aggressive campaigner or the “man with a plan.” Time will tell. Regardless of who Donald Trump turns out to be, the issue and challenges of diversity, inclusion and social justice will stalk both him and us as a society. These issues are not going away. While the office of the POTUS is awesomely powerful, it is limited in terms of moving the agenda of social change forward or backward. The POTUS may aid, abet, stall, delay or derail some aspects of social change — but he cannot stop it.

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ike many of us, Republicans and Democrats alike, I’m deeply concerned for the future of our nation under President-Elect Trump. His campaign rhetoric spewed fear and hate, setting up scapegoats for all our ills. He promised “change” and a “greater nation.” It resulted in a successful strategy for winning. His votes combined folks who felt disenfranchised, the unemployed or under-employed, racists and bigots, and the anti-Clinton group. Now that Mr. Trump has been elected, we would hope he would try to unify our nation’s “melting pot” of varied races, religions, and creeds. We hope he would demonstrate his desire to truly improve our world relations and solve some of our nation’s problems by selecting knowledgeable advisors to guide him. Instead his choices to date, have been biased, undiplomatic, flawed men. (Mr. Bannon, his chief strategist, is a known “white supremacist,” an alt-right member), and Senator Sessions, his choice for Attorney General, is an outspoken supporter of racists, anti-immigrant and anti-trade policies. These cabinet positions require fair, unbiased judgments and nonpartisan decisions. How do these men qualify for their positions of leadership? Mr. Trump also tried to appoint his son-in-law for

a government post in an effort to defy the present law against nepotism. Certainly campaign cronies and family members should not be our nation’s decision-makers. We Americans are fortunate to have a Constitution, a Bill of Rights, and the rule of law. We have three branches of government of which the presidency is only one. Each branch provides check and balances over each other. Therefore, our legislature has a mandate to control any irresponsible or reckless action taken by the executive branch. The office of President is an awesome position and a serious undertaking. It will be especially challenging for Mr. Trump who has had no governing experience. He has been essentially a television personality who is a millionaire and has used that status to say and do as he wishes. He cannot identify with the out-of-work poor or unsettled of our nation because he has never faced these situations. Business failures and hotel bankruptcies have either been covered by his father’s millions or suffered by his investors. Mr. Trump has settled many court cases against him by paying sizeable fines. This background does not prepare him for the presidency. But I do believe he can become a competent executive if

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Welcome, Target

ak Park has longed and lusted after Target for a good many years. And on Tuesday morning, the village and Clark Street Real Estate announced that the dream has been realized. Target will take the entirety of the 22,000 square feet of retail being constructed currently at the Elevate Oak Park development on Lake Street near Harlem. This is a coup for Oak Park and the happy result of the key investments underway in our core business district. There will be critics who see this as a turning away from small, independent retailers in Oak Park. Likely these are the same people disgruntled by the handful of high-rises in the downtown. We see Target’s arrival as evidence of sound long-term planning. This store will be a key asset in building both property taxes and adding sales tax revenues to the village. And it is a popular and pop chic destination for a wide range of shoppers. Our sturdy independents will do better in a downtown with hundreds more permanent residents in the almost 1,000 new apartments constructed or about to be built. And the truth is that finding new independent retail only gets harder in the years to come as trade migrates to online options. That explains the surge in new, and mainly independent, restaurants taking over spaces previously devoted to retail. Target calls this a “flexible-format store.” We think of it more as Target’s urban solution to reaching customers in densely populated city and suburban neighborhoods. And that is in keeping with Oak Park’s increasingly clear definition and embrace of our dynamic urban/suburban reality.

D97’s new HQ

We’ve been critical, maybe even harsh, about the design of the new Madison Street headquarters for the District 97 public elementary schools. Uninspired, at best, has been the tone of our amateur architectural criticism. We also asked that school officials not trot out the long-ago defense of the “uninspired, at best” 15-year-old middle schools, that they “work great on the inside.” Alas, we recently joined a tour of the new $8.5 million building and we’d have to say, it works great on the inside. These carefully crafted offices, meeting rooms and common work areas occupy approximately the same square footage as the old HQ further west on Madison. That seems impossible considering all the useful space that has been put to good use in this project. It is worth noting, however, that the former headquarters — deemed temporary when first occupied 35 years ago — constituted the worst office working environment. Ever. The new space is consciously open and transparent. A row of private offices is all glass-fronted. The board room has a wall of glass open to the street. The building has myriad meeting rooms of all sizes, which the district says will be made available readily to community groups. Work stations are modern and uniform. Staff has been logically grouped around functions where collaboration can inspire and simplify. Throughout the building there are multiple shared work stations where pick-up meetings can take place or a principal, in for a meeting, can spend productive time. Importantly, the building has been built for the current technology, in and of itself a gigantic upgrade. This project represents a complex collaboration between D97 and village government. There was a swap of land, a large contribution from the Madison Street Tax Increment Finance district, and also a sharing of the village’s overlarge public works facility as the school’s new warehouse facility. Still to be settled is a likely deal for the village to acquire the district’s old and now vacant warehouse space at Madison and Scoville. This is a collaboration to be celebrated and repeated.

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The electoral college flunks Democracy 101

wo of the first three presidents of the 21st century lost the popular vote. That’s a pattern — and a problem. The worst terrorist attack in U.S. history; two ill-advised, ill-conducted and extremely costly wars; and the greatest economic collapse since the Great Depression occurred during the watch of the first loser. We don’t yet know how much damage the latest loser will inflict, but when you put an unstable incompetent in charge, bad things are bound to happen. All because we insist on worshipping at the altar of an obsolete institution called “the electoral college,” which exists because … well … for roughly the same reason we still change the clocks twice a year: Because we don’t have the good sense and political will to get rid of it. If there were ever a legitimate reason for the electoral college, it has long since lapsed. Read the Wikipedia entry on it and you’ll come away even more confused. Reportedly, it was a compromise because our founding fathers feared putting too much power directly in the hands of the people. It was supposed to prevent Americans from electing an egomaniacal tyrant. So much for that argument. We just “elected” one, thanks to the electoral college. Whenever I challenge this idiocy, I typically get two responses: 1) Dismissing the popular vote as almost laughably irrelevant, and 2) Defending the electoral college because, otherwise, states like Oklahoma will be bummed out and feel overlooked — the idea being that all states need to feel respected in an election. If we went by the popular vote only, a few states with the largest populations would dominate our elections and candidates would pay attention only to those states. Instead, we have a system where only a few “swing” states are relevant and candidates pay attention only to those few states. So much for that argument. But it’s the cavalier dismissal of the popular vote that disturbs me most. I guarantee that anyone in Oklahoma who voted for the popular-vote winner would feel relevant. Since we just witnessed one of the feel-good World Series of all time, let’s use baseball as an analogy for what’s wrong with our system. If baseball were governed by the equivalent of the electoral college, we would determine the winner not by who scores the most runs (the popular run total) but by whoever wins the most innings (the electoral innings system). If one team scores 10 runs but concentrates them all in three innings, and the other team scores 9, but scores 1 run every inning, then the team with the lower overall score wins the game. In fact, because they won 6-3 in the electoral innings, it would be considered a landslide (and the team with 9 runs would declare a mandate).

Using the electoral innings system, by the way, the Cubs just lost the World Series in five games because in Game 5, the Indians scored in two innings and the Cubs only in one. The final score in runs was 3-2, but the Cubs lost the innings 2-1. Since the total runs and the innings total were in agreement for the first four games, the Indians won the series, 4 games to 1. Tough luck, Cubs fans. But don’t complain because the electoral innings supporters will roll their eyes, look down their noses, and tell you to be a good sport about it — for the good of baseball. Ah, but an election isn’t a sporting event, you say? Right, it only determines the future of our goddamn country! Instead of an experienced, sane person as president, we have an unstable, truth-averse, dangerously unprepared individual, thanks to the electoral college. But hey, Hillary fans, be a good sport about it — for the good of the country. When I challenge the lameness of their arguments, the status quo defenders always say, “Well, that’s just the way it is. If you don’t like it, work to change it.” I am. I’m speaking out about it, which is the first step toward changing it — raising awareness. Their reply, however, always makes me wonder, why are they mindlessly defending the status quo when it works against our most cherished democratic ideal — that our individual vote counts for something? A number of people in Illinois have told me, “I don’t need to vote because this is a blue state.” People actually stay home because of the electoral college! Great institution. Great idea. Are we nuts? The status quo defenders argue that our system is so strong, we can absorb and contain the occasional lunatic like Donald Trump. Man, we must love taking risks! And it’s not just the electoral college. Look at all the other anti-democratic measures we tolerate and even defend: gerrymandering of congressional districts (“But both sides do it,” therefore it’s OK), unregulated campaign finance (freedom isn’t free and “Free $peech” costs a pretty penny), voter suppression efforts to disenfranchise minorities (taking myriad forms, all in the interest of combatting “voter fraud,” for which there is no evidence), and out-of-date, inadequate voting technology that renders the results suspect (including this election). All of which enable candidates who lose the popular vote to win enough states to win the electoral college. Why do we continue to set ourselves up for failure? Why do we continue to undermine our democracy by failing to heed the voice of the people? Those are the questions we need to answer. But the first step toward answering them is to stop mindlessly defending the indefensible and become an enthusiastic supporter of the popular vote. The electoral college must go. In fact, it should go to hell.

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Tips for post-election coping I can only hope these help: 1) Some terrible things are going to happen. Don’t hold your breath, don’t gnash your teeth, because it won’t help. Don’t grieve before the deeds are done: that is a recipe for perpetual, ongoing pain and distress. 2) Be prepared to protest, object, give money, when the time is right and it might make a difference. 3) Begin now to change some habits. Stop reading so many political blogs on a daily basis. Stop getting the adrenalin flowing by seeking out articles that mirror and amplify your outrage. As Garrison Keillor suggested: read more Jane Austen. 4) Think about how to support and pursue your political/ social values by increasing your involvement in efforts close to home where you can actually make a difference. 5) Remind yourself, over and over: you have been here before, and the Republic survived. Johnson and Nixon conducted a catastrophic war that resulted in over one million deaths. Reagan instituted greed as a national goal. We also had eight years of a Clinton administration, and eight years of an Obama administration. 6) Remind yourself as well that we are the majority in this country; most people wanted Hillary Clinton to be president. 7) Remind yourself still further: The pendulum always swings in American politics. There is an evil, destructive strand in the American political psyche; there is also an idealistic force for the good. Perhaps as in each of our own psyches. There is also a tension, and consequent swing, between two benign but different approaches to the common good: conservative and liberal. 8) Reach out. Relate. Empathize. For sure with your hurting friends and family and neighbors, but with those on the other side of the political divide as well.

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Why I’m running for village clerk

et’s skip the formalities: I’m announcing my candidacy for Village Clerk of Oak Park. My name is James Robinson-Parran and I’ve lived in this town for almost 30 years. I have seen numerous changes in this town for the better and for worse. I grew up in a nation that prided itself on national discourse, debate, intelligence and fierce civic pride. I knew at 18, I was going to be a lifelong voter. It was understood that I was to work and strive and exceed my parents in life. Most importantly, it was imprinted to me over and over again that I lived in a land that was free. I believe freedom is not given, but earned and demanded by those who are willing to fight for it. And I’ve seen in my same lifetime, the general apathy for the politics of our governments from federal and state to county and local. I believe while Oak Park is a great place to live, it can be better. This general election was a call to arms for a populace of those who are willing to go forward and do the work. For us, the work is not done only in the voting booth but in committee meetings, community groups, and neighborhood watch groups. I believe I can offer a fresh perspective, a new voice that works for us: we the people of Oak Park.

I am one of your neighbors: the man on the Blue Line train that delivers us safely into one of the greatest cities in the world; the gentleman who buys donuts wholesale at the Farmers Market in the summer; the guy who sits at midnight showings of blockbusters at the Lake Theatre. I’m not an outsider, or a career politician — I’m one of you, and I’ll work hard for you because I’m working for me, too. I’m working for US. I see politics, foremost, as the great decision-making about our deepest problems, from where our food and water will come from to where we can seek redress from harm and injustice, and everything in between. Our political system is more than a group of people with power; it protects from the lawlessness and vulgarities that arise from chaos, and it forms the more perfect, but still progressing union of people under a banner of peace. I believe this village needs new, fresh voices to usher us forward. I believe that I am that voice, and, by bringing more transparency to our village machinations, I can assist our fair town in ways that will pay dividends far into the future. I am James Robinson-Parran, and I am your candidate for village clerk. I’m with US.

JAMES

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OAK PARK TOWNSHIP LEGAL NOTICE TRUTH IN TAXATION HEARING NOTICE OF PROPOSED PROPERTY TAX INCREASE FOR OAK PARK TOWNSHIP I. A public hearing to approve a Proposed Property Tax Levy for Oak Park Township for 2016 will be held at 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, December 13 2016 at Oak Park Township Hall, 105 S. Oak Park Avenue, Oak Park, Illinois. Any person desiring to appear at the public hearing and present testimony to the taxing district may contact Gavin Morgan, Township Manager, at 708-383-8005. II. The corporate and special purpose extended property taxes extended or abated for 2015 were $4,630,512.00. The proposed corporate and special purpose property taxes to be levied for 2016 are $4,699,970.00. This represents a 1.5% increase over the previous year extended levy. III. The property taxes extended for debt service and public building commission leases for 2015 were $0. The estimated property taxes to be levied for debt service and public building commission leases for 2016 are $0. This represents a 0% increase over the previous year. IV. The total property taxes extended or abated for 2015 were $4,630,512.00. The estimated total property taxes to be levied for 2016 are $4,699,970.00. This represents a 1.5% increase over the previous year. Dated this 23rd day of November, 2016. Gregory P. White Township Clerk

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Election Day surprises

n Nov. 8, I served as an election judge at Precinct 36 in Oak Park. Besides my fellow judges (who are the greatest), two things about this experience linger in my mind. First, the vast majority of the 522 voters we processed approached the sign-in desk with a piece of identification — usually an Illinois driver’s license — in hand. Perhaps some did so to facilitate the look-up of their name, but we did that with last name and the number in their street address, verifying identity with their signature. Most voters volunteered ID in the reasonable expectation that they would be asked to prove their identity. After all, this is Cook County, where the dead have been known to miraculously vote. When told that an ID was not required, invariably the voter expressed surprise, even if only an “Oh.” Nearly all people of both parties are decent and honest and will not tolerate vote fraud. You need identification to board a plane; to buy alcohol/cigarettes; to open a bank account; to apply for food stamps/ welfare; to begin a job/unemployment; to pick up a prescription; to rent a hotel room/car; to get married; etc. But not to vote?! None of the preceding are so important as voting — a right and duty of citizenship. Voters’ simple, unconscious, innately-decent behavior on Election Day gives lie to the phony notion that presenting an ID to vote is somehow “discriminatory.” Secondly, when I saw it on the ballot, the advisory referendum about repealing the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution triggered a laugh. When I realized that it wasn’t a Kafka-esque joke, I voted No, only to learn later that it

passed! In 1775, We the People rose up as a militia to reclaim our freedom by force from an oppressive government. Our founding fathers enshrined in our Constitution the timeless, God-given right of free men to bear arms. Having won freedom at the point of a gun, our founders trustingly passed forward to us the same ultimate means of preserving it. The value of an armed populace is that it constitutes the ultimate insurance policy for freedom. Why is that so hard to see? Firstly, this value is invisible. It’s hard to see the value of home insurance until your home burns down. Secondly, time has eroded the collective memory that tyranny (of left or right) can, and will, happen again, as it has countless times in 7,000 years of bloody human history. Thirdly, for some people, emotional opinions are more comfortable than hard facts. The violence in Chicago won’t be stopped by banning guns — any more than drunkenness was stopped by Prohibition, or narcotrafficantes are halted by mere laws — and Chicago already has the toughest gun laws of any major U.S. city. It is a social problem: 87% of the Chicago shootings are done by blacks and Hispanics, mainly with gang affiliations. For years, Oak Park was ridiculed for pompously proclaiming itself a “Nuclearfree Zone.” With this referendum, we have courageously found a new way to embarrass ourselves by rejecting the very means to safeguard our freedom. Joseph Wemhoff is a 34-year resident of Oak Park. A former banker, he teaches corporate finance at a university in the Chicago area.

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Join us to work for sentencing reform

On 9/11 my patriotism was awakened by the action of a few “terrorists.” On 11/9, I awoke terrorized by the action of millions of “patriots.” That morning, my partner and I were on our way to D.C. for the annual gathering of the Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL). Over 300 Quakers were about to make more than 180 congressional office visits to lobby to get the Sentencing Reform Bill on both floors for a vote during the lame duck session. FCNL has been lobbying to turn guns into butter since 1943. You may have seen their “War Is Not The Answer” campaign over the last several years. Last year, I was impressed as they rolled out their Advocacy Corps training program but I did not

follow through. This year I committed to working with them to bring the Advocacy Corps training to Oak Park. The training will be done by conference call. For more info check out fcnl.org/ar/advocacycorps. I have requested appointments with our local congressional offices for Dec. 9 and 10 to bring constituents in to lobby for sentencing reform. This will be part of a national event. So far, I have one appointment confirmed with future Sen. Duckworth’s office for 12/9 @ 3 p.m. Another office said they did not set up appointments until the week before the requested date. If you are interested, please get in touch with me at david@seedsofharmony.org.

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Trump’s learning curve from page 39 he has responsible guidance. Mr. Trump will also have to reverse his historical blindness and recall the economic crisis we endured during the 2008 recession. We should acknowledge the remarkable (although slow) economic turnaround during Obama’s presidency. (Banks reopened, the housing and auto industries are thriving, an unemployment decrease of 40%) Certainly, much more can and should be done. With this foundation, Mr. Trump can truly make our country great. This requires using good judgement rather that insistence on change for change’s sake. There is similar logic concerning the Affordable Care Act. Heath care has consumed years of study and many aborted plans. Now, we finally have a plan in place (however limited it is). He can build on this and develop a broader-based health service (with Congress’ help). I believe PresidentElect Trump will be able to reduce insurance and drug company’s charges that President Obama could not. But again, this requires building (not abolishing) the present health care system. I foresee Congress being the most active and influential in history. As such, I hope they will appoint Merrick Garland to fill the vacant Supreme Court seat. Mr. Garland is a highly regarded jurist, nonpartisan, fair-minded, and well respected. He is an ideal choice for both Republicans and Democrats. We need the full comple-

V I E W P O I N T S ment of judges for the Supreme Court as the court may have some extremely important decisions to make during this Trump presidency. Permitting Mr. Trump to appoint a judge to the Supreme Court could have dire consequences, judging by the people he has selected as his advisors. During Mr. Trump’s campaign, he repeatedly said he planned to cut taxes. Now that his tax plan has been proposed, I have had an opportunity to review it. Sadly, it is set to cut taxes for the rich and corporations and may cause a tax increase for middle incomes. The “trickledown theory” never worked in the past and it is unrealistic to believe it will help our economy recover now. Also, President-Elect Trump plans to cut the budget. His plan is to eliminate several necessary government-funded programs and reduce Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security payments. Help from economic specialists could appropriately change his plans. I truly believe Mr. Trump can gain the respect of the American public if he openly rejects “alt-right” views and accepts the advice of competent, intelligent folks who want to help him in difficult situations. Most of all, I feel confident that Congress will be alert to any violation of our constitutional laws and any abuse of our civil rights. I’m sure they will jealously guard care of the environment and preservation of our beautiful land. In their mandated role, the legislators will assure us a future that is peaceful, safe, and secure while unifying us into a United States of America. Harriet Hausman is a longtime resident of River Forest.

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SALTER from page 39 People will continue to agitate, demonstrate and demand that social change moves forward. To achieve their objective, the American people will use every dimension of their citizenship as a leverage to achieve their objectives. Chief among the levers of the many who see the Trump agenda as a threat will be their power as consumers. For example, with a Gross National Income in the trillion dollars’ range, African Americans, Latinos and others will use their economic clout as “dollar votes” to ensure they get a “fair shake” in the distribution of employment opportunities and jobs. In my estimation, Corporate America can lead the way. Corporate boardrooms will become the new battleground where strategic hiring and consumer relations will have more of an impact on the social agenda than a “vote” for President. Those who are in management and senior positions recognize that the

extreme political rhetoric about immigrants, minorities or religious groups can be an impediment when it comes to winning the war for talent. Every successful corporation today recognizes the importance of, and business imperative for, strategic inclusion. Adopting President-Elect Trump’s campaign management style would be disastrous for a CEO; having Stephen Bannon’s viewpoint on social issues would undermine strategic objectives; and hiring an EVP of HR with the belief system of Jeff Sessions would overwhelm the company with time-consuming litigation that could have been avoided by dispensing with stereotypes. I have hope for America and for Donald Trump’s “come to Jesus” conversion. As Martin Luther King Jr. once said, “We’re not where we ought to be; we’re not where we should be; but, thank God, we’re not where we were.” Pray for the new POTUS and, at best, become the loyal opposition when necessary. Kwame Salter is an Oak Park resident and occasional columnist for Wednesday Journal.

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‘Cleopatra’ comes alive, thanks to our hosts

hanksgiving may have passed but I want to express my gratitude to the Forest Park businesses and residents who participated in the “Local Authors Series,” helping to promote the historical novel The Ghost of Cleopatra. The series was the brainchild of my colleague Joe (I just call him Joe) Chomiczewski. He lined up the venues and faithfully videotaped the readings. Our first reading was an impromptu event at Amy’s Wine House. The place was packed. Some were there for the book, others came to hear the musical stylings of Tam & Dan.

There was also a family who had no clue what they had gotten into but were good sports about it. Next up was Shanahan’s. Tim and Radana Shanahan served food and drinks in the back room. There was a good turnout and a very diverse crowd. They ranged in age from 13 to 80. I could see the 13-year-old wasn’t feeling well and feared we’d lose him. But he rallied and later told his mom they should go to more events like this. At Yearbook, we were competing against the Cubs, so the turnout was small. However,

NOTICE OF PROPOSED PROPERTY TAX INCREASE FOR OAK PARK SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 97, COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS I. A public hearing to approve a proposed property tax levy for Oak Park School District No. 97, Cook County, Illinois for 2015 will be held on December 6, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. at the Board of Education Meeting Room, 260 W. Madison Street, Oak Park, Illinois 60302. Any person desiring to appear at the public hearing and present testimony to the taxing district may contact Dr. Alicia Evans, Assistant Superintendent for Finance and Operations, 260 W. Madison Street, Oak Park, Illinois at (708) 524-7623. II. The corporate and special purpose property taxes extended or abated for the year 2015 were $53,130,148. The proposed corporate and special purpose property taxes to be levied for 2016 are $53,927,100. This represents a 1.47% increase over the previous year’s extension. III. The property taxes extended for debt service for 2015 were $8,210,790. The estimated property taxes to be levied for debt service for 2016 are $7,931,413. IV. The total property taxes extended or abated for 2015 were $61,340,938. The estimated total property taxes to be levied for 2016 are $61,858,513. This represents a .84% increase over the previous year’s total levy.

Noel Eberline and Jef Anderson provided cheese, crackers and wine and our intimate group enjoyed the evening. The actual reading took 15 minutes but there was so much interest, the discussion lasted for 90 minutes. A local woman told me she was hooked on three levels: Native American history, art history and Egyptology. The tour continued to Francesca’s Fiore, where Gabriela Barker arranged for us to eat pasta and salad in a private room. Again the audience was diverse, with listeners coming from Austin and Oak Park. They enjoyed the food and wine and the Q&A stretched into coffee and tiramisu. There were two repeat-listeners in the crowd, so I read a fresh section for them. Patrick O’Brien, owner of Scratch Deli and Café, was equally accommodating but we learned that it’s tough to get a turnout on the eve of a presidential election. We plan to go back at a more opportune time. The turnout was better at our second reading at Amy’s Wine House. Mark and Amy Storey treated us well and the crowd listened attentively. After Manager Dennis Miller accommodated our reading at FatDuck on Nov. 29,

we still have one gig left. We’re being hosted, on Dec. 8, in the private room at Big Boss, which just held its lavish Grand Opening, at Desplaines & Madison. Owner Paul Duen and master chef, Jasmine Lee, will provide listeners with a variety of Asian food. We’re looking forward to another good crowd, and Joe claims he’s not tired of the reading yet. That’s because our story contains so many areas of interest, including African American and local history. Though it’s an epic story, spanning continents and centuries, much of the action takes place right in Forest Park. It’s also an unusual book, containing first-person narration by sculptor Edmonia Lewis, her statue, “The Death of Cleopatra,” and the Queen of the Nile herself. My co-author Gail Tanzer and I geared the book toward the teenage and young adult crowd. This genre largely consists of books about vampires and the end of the world. We thought young people today need a true story that is uplifting. In fact, our teenage test reader, Maura Flanagan, found the book to be “insightful and inspiring.” I want to thank Maura and hope her comment will be on the jacket of the book someday.

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Something’s rotten in TIF request

Where’s a Marc Stopeck Shrubtown cartoon when you need it? Clearly some people straight out lied in an attempt to squeeze an extra $100,000 from the village of Oak Park. An Aug. 5 article by Timothy Inklebarger says, “The developers of the 21-story Vantage Oak Park building have requested that the village board approve paying them $100,000 in public funds to seal the deal on a lease for a restaurant to open in their ground floor space at the corner of Lake and Forest.” The article goes on to indicate that Michael Glazier, a representative for WDF-3 Wood Park Owner LLC, a joint venture between Golub and Wood Partners, from Golub & Company LLC, forwarded an initial request for TIF funds to the Oak Park Economic Development Corporation (OPEDC) indicating the subsidy was needed in order to obtain a fully executed lease from Cooper’s Hawk. According to the article, “[OPEDC] held closed-door meetings on the proposal beginning as early as March” and that “OPEDC’s executive board voted to forward a letter of recommendation to the Oak Park Village Board of Trustees to approve the TIF request.” Tim McEnery from Cooper’s Hawk refuted this claim and revealed that a fully executed lease had already been signed and

that Cooper’s Hawk was not a party in WDF-3 Wood Park Owner LLC’s TIF request. The article further reveals that public discussion of the $100K TIF request happened at the Aug. 1 meeting of the village’s Contract Review Committee (CRC) which forwarded the agenda item to the full board of trustees (OPBOT) for discussion later that same day. “That item was placed on the board’s consent agenda, which is a list of agenda items that are not discussed openly and do not involve a roll call vote.” Now, after little public movement (but clearly movement behind the scenes) on the $100K TIF request, we hear that WDF-3 withdrew the request to “preserve their relationship with the [Oak Park] community.” Really? Everyone (WDF-3, CRC, OPEDC, and OPBOT) appears to want to quickly move on from this potentially embarrassing situation of lies and implied conflicts of interests. There’s future economic self-interest to do so. If the word “lies” bothers you, perhaps we can agree on the word “misrepresentation.” This situation stinks and I do not believe WDF-3 deserves any more business until they come clean.

Ken Woods Oak Park


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Lee Brooke, 86 Author, librarian, fair housing activist

Wilfred Lee Brooke Jr., 86, a longtime resident of Oak Park, died on Friday, Nov. 25, 2016 at West Suburban Hospital. Born in Rochester, New York on July 5, 1930 to Virginia (Whipple) and Wilfred Lee Brooke Sr., he married the late Mary Francis (Domermuth) Brooke on Aug. 11, 1951 in Washington D.C. He graduated from Beye Elementary School, Oak Park and River Forest High School, Elmhurst College and completed his Masters of Library Science degree at Rosary College (now Dominican University). A veteran of the U.S. Navy, Musician 3rd Class, he began his adult career in Oak Park as a salesman for the Fred L. Brooke Company, then pursued his passions for English and literature as an English instructor, a medical librarian, a library consultant, a sales rep for Wednesday Journal, and a writer, editor LEE BROOKE and publisher of numerous manuscripts, newsletters, magazines and books. Lee and his companion Marcy were prolific writers and publishers who were passionate about history and stories featuring residents of the Oak Park and River Forest area. Lee was an active volunteer in the community with The Saints, The Rotary Club, Phi Sigma, and the 19th Century Charitable Association. Lee’s great-grandparents, grandparents, parents and family worshipped at the First Presbyterian Church of Oak Park, which became the First United Church of Oak Park. He traveled with a tape recorder, camera, pens and paper to collect and share memories of his life, his family’s life and the lives of so many others. As a father he

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A MODERN PHILANDER BARCLAY: Brooke loved Oak Park and River Forest and left an extensive historical record of them. taught us to be kind, compassionate, and well-mannered, to be active in causes of social justice, and to love music and literature. Lee and his companion, Marcy, enjoyed many years of writing, editing and publishing manuscripts, newsletters and books for family, friends and the community. They enjoyed attending concerts and the theater, visiting Chicago area conservatories, public speaking and traveling throughout the world. Beginning in 1984, Lee began writing books about local history, ranging from

Yesterday When I Was Younger, An Oral History of the Early Days and Families of Oak Park and River Forest to The Kettlestrings of Oak Park (the village’s first European American settlers) and A Celebration of the Splendid Life of Elsie Lunde Jacobsen. He also wrote The Oak Park-River Forest Citizens Committee for Human Rights: A Chronology about the campaign for fair housing and integration in the 1960s, in which Brooke played a significant role. And he wrote Zig-Zagging Through Life – Lighthearted Recollections, a personal memoir of sorts, in which he wrote,

“My brother Dave Brooke once asked, ‘Who will read your remembrances, your recollections?’ My answer: ‘If I’m lucky, maybe one of our great-grandchildren will read and enjoy this book.’ I myself still enjoy reading the work of my grandfather, Merritt P. Whipple. Every year I read bits and pieces of his writings, and what saddens me is that almost none of our predecessors left any tangible works for us to read. … Yes it’s a lot of work, conjoined with headaches and disappointments along the way, but what a joy it is to sit at a table in a bookstore, autographing one’s own books!” Lee Brooke is survived by his children, Virginia Lucretia, Wilfred Lee III, Arthur Lee, Mina May (Brooke) Bernhardt, and Charles Lee (Denise); his grandchildren, Rachel Angela (Bernhardt) Phillips (Michael), Benjamin Michael Zibton Brooke, Zoe Ariel Brooke Zibton, and Austin Lee Brooke; his siblings, David Lee Brooke, the late John Almonte Brooke (the late Gigi Eiserman); his cousin and many nieces and nephews; and his beloved companion, Marcy Kubat. Visitation will be held on Thursday, Dec. 1, from 3 to 7 p.m. at Drechsler, Brown & Williams Funeral Home, 203 S. Marion St., Oak Park. Services will be held there on Friday, Dec. 2 at 10 a.m., followed by interment at Queen of Heaven Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Oak Park and River Forest High School Music Department.

David Buchta, 57 Oak Park resident

David James Buchta, 57, of Oak Park died on Nov. 16, 2016. Born on Feb. 11, 1959, he is survived by his siblings, John (Cindi) Buchta, Patterson (Michele) Brown, Mary Grace Brown, LeighAnn Duba; and many relatives. He was preceded in death by his mother, Nancy Lou DeWaters and his brother, Jeffery Buchta. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 10 at First United Methodist Church, 324 N. Oak Park Ave. Oak Park. Interment will be private.

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ANNUAL STATEMENT OF AFFAIRS SUMMARY FOR FISCAL YEAR ENDING JUNE 30, 2016 Copies of the detailed Annual Statement of Affairs for the Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 2016 will be available for public inspection in the school district/joint agreement administrative office by December 1, 2016. Individuals wanting to review this Annual Statement of Affairs should contact: Oak Park & River Forest High School 201 N Scoville Ave 708-434-3265 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. School District/Joint Agreement Name Address Telephone Office Hours Also by January 15, 2017 the detailed Annual Statement of Affairs for the Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 2016, will be posted on the Illinois State Board of Education’s website@ www.isbe.net. SUMMARY: The following is the Annual Statement of Affairs Summary that is required to be published by the school district/joint agreement for the past fiscal year. Statement of Operations as of June 30, 2016 Educational Operations Debt Services Transportation Municipal Capital Projects Working Cash Tort Fire Prevention & Maintenance Retirement/ & Safety Social Security Local Sources 1000 51,860,321 8,466,532 (23,102) 835,318 2,363,603 231,170 733,682 1,043,942 1,031,334 Flow-Through Receipts/Revenues from One District to Another District 2000 0 0 0 0 State Sources 3000 2,495,695 0 0 570,964 0 0 0 0 0 Federal Sources 4000 1,547,074 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Total Direct Receipts/Revenues 55,903,090 8,466,532 (23,102) 1,406,282 2,363,603 231,170 733,682 1,043,942 1,031,334 Total Direct Disbursements/Expenditures 64,808,408 5,676,246 2,468,818 2,121,782 2,559,542 2,376,758 781,020 1,102,960 Other Sources/Uses of Funds 0 (4,820,483) 2,466,675 0 0 4,820,483 (2,466,675) 0 0 Beginning Fund Balances - July 1, 2015 88,881,709 2,426,773 290,140 3,345,758 3,123,112 1,795,592 6,722,173 3,923,847 1,154,318 Other Changes in Fund Balances 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Ending Fund Balances June 30, 2016 79,976,391 396,575 264,896 2,630,258 2,927,173 4,470,487 4,989,180 4,186,769 1,082,692 PAYMENTS OVER $2,500, EXCLUDING WAGES AND SALARIES

Person, Firm, Aggregate or Corporation Amount 3MD Relocation Services, LLC 19,495.34 AA Rental 12,264.00 Abc Window Cleaning Co. 3,500.00 Able Net 3,494.70 Acer America 12,497.95 Adolph Kiefer 3,885.85 Advance Door Control 3,172.64 Advance Uniform 11,185.08 Advanced Communications 12,464.00 Advanced Disposal 29,181.79 Advantage Team Sales, Inc 16,573.71 Advent Systems, Inc. 12,337.00 Agile Sports Technologies 4,599.00 Ailien Hung 4,295.00 Airgas USA 2,944.40 Alana B Snell 7,111.17 Albany Park Neighborhood Council 8,000.00 Alexian Brothers Behavioral 7,290.00 Allendale Association 215,679.89 Allpoints Foodservice Parts & Suppl 2,504.08 All-Ways Transportation Services, I 156,419.00 Alouette National Transportation So 2,728.00 Alpha Baking Co 44,386.56 Amazon.com, Inc. 103,739.27 Ambassador Athletic Apparel 8,074.00 American Gymnast 6,223.72 Ameriprise Financial Services 9,851.60 Amigos Library Services 4,573.42 Amsco Engineering, Inc 51,200.00 Anderson Lock 24,700.93 Ann D Carlson 2,681.41 Apex Learning 16,050.00 Applause! 9,931.00 Apple Computer 5,239.92 Apple Store 123,237.70 April Building Services, Inc 8,712.00 Aqua Pure Enterprises, Inc. 7,296.82 Aramark 6,942.82 Art In Vision 22,000.00 Arthur J Gallagher Rms, Inc. 7,943.00 At&T Global Services 41,424.37 Athletico 50,422.50 Atlas Bobcat 2,870.10 B&H Photo and Video 47,826.83 Baker and Taylor Co 16,523.14 Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP 83,443.75 Barak 26,022.48 Batteries Plus 4,759.00 Bellefaire Jewish Children’s Bureau 158,799.64 Berlands House of Tools 7,928.82 Bhfx 2,950.00 Bill Lane & Associates 19,410.73 Biozone Corporation 2,755.94 Blaine Ray 3,920.00 Bleacher America, Inc 5,115.00 Blick Art Materials 50,637.77 Blitt and Gaines P.C. 3,009.82 Blue Cab 66,361.56 Bluemack 12,691.00 Bmc Software 4,424.84 Bmo Harris Bank 3,302.00 Bmo Harris Bank N.A. 8,664.00 Bmo Harris Mastercard458,461.72 Boathouse Sports 16,296.00 Bob Roger’s Travel 9,780.00 Bob’s Dairy Service 23,456.23 Boom Entertainment 32,980.60 Bradford Systems 13,329.62 Bridge View Extended Day 108,882.24 Broadway In Chicago 3,257.50

Brook Electrical Distribution 5,196.15 Builders Chicago Corp. 6,596.50 Buona Beef Catering 5,048.75 Burnt Ends LLC 8,050.00 C. Acitelli Heating & Piping Contra 739,965.14 C.R. Leonard 2,875.00 C.R. Leonard 8,713.55 Cambium Learning Inc 7,544.03 Cambridge Educational Services 13,807.38 Camelot Schools, LLC 12,046.23 Camp Manitoqua 11,877.00 Careersafe Online 2,500.00 Carl Walker, Inc 2,808.49 Carlsen’s Elevator Service 14,458.45 Carolina Biological Supply 9,095.85 Carrier Commercial Services 2,673.12 Cathy BerlingerGustafson 6,500.00 CBIZ Benefits & Insurance Services, 9,404.41 CDW Government, Inc. 651,982.11 Cengage Learning 4,034.48 Center For Independence 8,013.00 Center For Psychological Services 47,695.83 Central Continental Bakery 20,276.03 Century Resources 2,571.00 Certica Solutions, Inc 3,255.00 Chaddock 223,670.54 Challenger Day School 40,330.70 Chandler Decision Service, LLC 13,025.00 Change Academy At Lake of The Ozark 111,246.74 Chicago Bulls 2,760.00 Chicagoland Transportation Solution 72,415.00 Citadel Information Management 3,505.72 Clare Woods Academy 40,121.76 Claudio Facchinei 5,040.00 Clic 636,952.85 Clic/School Board Legal ISDLAF Plu 3,565.00 Clyde Printing Company 8,607.00 CNC Medical Equipment Inc 11,627.00 Cog Hill 4,484.94 Cogent Communications, Inc 9,021.19 College Board Forum 2,670.00 Comcast 39,924.54 Comcast Cable 2,632.51 Concorde Sign and Engraving 3,642.00 Connect Search, LLC 155,585.00 Conserv Fs 7,139.43 Constellation Energy Services 604,922.30 Cooperative Association for 38,519.87 Cornell Interventions, Inc 7,132.50 Correct Digital Displays 21,971.00 Correct Electric Inc 65,923.00 Court Theatre 3,516.00 Courtney A Sakellaris 11,136.32 Cove School 112,212.30 CR Promotions 4,179.00 Cum Laude Society 3,320.00 Currie Motors Chevrolet 27,868.59 Customink.com 3,442.61 Delta Dental Plan of Illinois 501,447.16 Des Plaines Valley Region 41,526.00 District 200 ECC 425,756.00 Domino’s Pizza 11,723.25 Doron Precision Systems2,840.00 Double Up Technologies/DBA Meal Vie 26,160.00 Douglas Hunt 4,872.00 Dunbar Armored, Inc. 8,138.77 E2 Services 292,060.11

Eagle Security Fire & Life Safety 70,840.00 Easter Seals Metropolitan Chicago 148,121.79 ED-Red 5,000.00 Educational Systems & Services 10,940.00 Edvotek 8,631.75 Edward Don & Co 2,837.90 Edward Stauber Wholesale 9,785.50 Ehlers 9,450.00 EMC Publishing LLC 16,352.84 Equivest 342,374.09 Excel Edge 45,710.00 Falcon Ridge Ranch 117,648.90 Fidelity Investments 410,545.97 First Eagle Bank 45,622.95 First Fence Inc 3,482.00 First Investors 39,754.25 First Student 268,211.44 Fisher Scientific 14,890.43 Fitness Factory Outlet 12,680.00 Flinn Scientific 14,636.72 Florida Atlantic University 2,783.00 Follett School Solutions, Inc 5,288.13 Forecast 5 11,000.00 Formal Fashions Inc 6,831.80 Fox River Foods, Inc. 666,147.62 Franczek Radelet & Rose 108,232.89 Frank Cooney Co 6,969.28 Frederick L. Chamberlain Center, In 45,419.31 Frontline Technologies Group, LLC 12,027.20 Fuel Education 15,440.00 G&K Services 13,906.42 Gale/Cengage Learning 14,546.55 Gallagher Benefit Services, Inc 50,981.00 Get Fresh Produce Incorporated 95,551.02 Giant Steps Illinois, Inc127,420.18 Glen Oaks Therapeutic Day School 190,428.54 Glenn Stearns Chapter 13 Trustee 3,105.00 Global Discoveries 71,320.00 Goldstar Learning, Inc. 20,073.10 Gopher Sport 4,065.01 Gordon Flesch 96,659.16 Gourmet’s Delight Inc 2,854.00 GovConnection Inc. 40,434.98 Grainger 63,281.44 Grand Prairie Transit Ws 1,189,608.08 Great Lakes Clay & Supply Co 4,042.35 Great Lakes Coca-Cola Distribution, 136,523.50 Great Lakes Higher Education Guaran 13,765.04 Ground Rules, Inc 6,470.00 Haldeman-Homme, Inc 27,719.00 Health Resource Service Mgmt 3,838.31 Healthcare Service Corporation 6,727,940.84 HealthPro Rehabilitation 40,848.00 Heartspring 123,469.50 Henry Bros. Co. 2,374,167.21 Heritage Schools, Inc 53,838.18 Hero K12 9,425.80 HOH Water Technology, Inc. 17,281.44 Home Depot Credit Services 7,435.74 Houghton Mifflin 10,606.94 HPI International 17,515.47 Huntco Site Furnishings 12,717.00 Hyatt Regency Chicago 63,580.00 IRS 7,614,173.45 I.D.E.S. 23,125.59 LASA 5,726.04 Ice Town 6,165.00 IHSA 9,622.01 Il State Disbursement Unit 90,592.14

Illinois Association of School Boar 13,245.00 Illinois Municipal Retirement 20,289.42 Illinois Municpl Retiremt Fund 1,776,427.94 Illinois State Board of Ed21,905.35 Illinois State Police 12,509.50 Illinois State University 4,369.00 Illinois Theatre Association 2,590.00 Illinois Window Shade Company 5,136.00 Indian Boundary Golf Course 3,313.53 Industrial Wholesale Lumber 9,617.26 Infinite Connections, Inc 5,466.64 InfoSnap, Inc 13,380.00 InnerSync 10,471.20 Integrated Systems Corporation 13,200.00 J W Pepper & Son, Inc. 8,999.14 J.c. Licht, LLC 14,436.13 Jacob & Hefner Associates 4,946.05 JAMF Software 5,768.00 Jason Dennis 4,821.71 JBH Technologies 4,657.00 JDM LLC 40,670.00 Jeffrey Kelly Costume Design 25,960.00 Jewish Child & Family Services 161,779.05 Jo Anne Cimino Court Reporting 10,732.70 Joe Rizza of North Riverside 3,322.35 Johnson Floor Company 3,150.50 Joseph Academy 46,147.25 Joseph Parenti 9,792.46 Jostens 62,574.83 JTB USA, Inc 57,102.96 Kaplan Higher Learning Corp - Pre-C 15,400.00 Keeper Goals 28,310.00 Korn Ferry Hay Group, Inc. 14,162.40 Kranz Inc. 48,711.85 Kristina M Johnson 3,212.66 Kronos 20,880.14 Krossover 3,797.00 Krueger International 106,040.12 La Europa Academy 126,430.00 Lakemary Center, Inc 55,727.94 Lansing Sport Shop 3,775.00 Lanter Distributing 3,401.08 Larson Engineering Inc 4,750.50 Laura Voigt 2,945.00 Legat Architects 505,361.53 Libraries First 2,997.00 Lifestyle Beverages, Inc. 7,168.00 Liliana Boyce 7,088.50 Liminex, Inc 13,500.00 Lincoln Investment Planning, Inc. 101,231.37 Lincoln Investments 1,500,684.58 Linden Oaks Hospital Tutoring 2,610.00 Little Friends, Inc. 66,491.98 Longstreth Sporting Goods 2,688.96 Lorrie Harmon 5,258.20 M G Trust Company 89,912.87 Mag Vacations 55,080.00 Mail Finance 13,162.83 MakeMusic, Inc. 8,589.95 Marcia Sutter 21,175.00 Marilyn Marshall 12,856.65 Maxim Staffing Solutions 12,168.50 Maximus K-12 Education 7,619.21 Mc Adam Landscaping, Inc 24,251.20 Mc Master-Carr Supply Co 3,508.04 McCormick’s 4,078.79 McGraw-Hill Companies 35,559.94 Meck Print 60,377.27

Menta Academy Oak Park 683,098.24 Menta AcademyHillside 106,902.62 Meredith Culligan Water Co. 3,600.71 MetLife 18,281.18 MetLife 182,732.71 Metro Professional Div of Warehouse 152,965.38 Metropolitan Preparatory 123,177.75 Michigan State Disbursement Unit 7,037.81 Midland Paper 63,351.22 Midwest Security Products 2,708.83 Midwest Transit Equipment, Inc 198,276.40 Midwest Wrecking Co, Inc 103,320.00 Mike Powell 6,995.87 Miller, Hall & Triggs, LLC 46,481.59 Minerva Promotions 2,500.71 Modern Energy Systems, Inc 3,795.75 Moyer Instruments, Inc 3,960.86 MPS 41,119.07 Mundo Lengua 55,400.00 MUNUC 4,540.00 Music & Arts Center 3,459.06 Music Theater International 8,125.00 Music Theatre International 6,275.00 MyBudgetFile Inc 6,400.00 NACSCORP, Inc. 134,770.06 Nasco 5,815.63 Naviance 10,864.37 NCPERS Group Life Ins (#1985) 4,016.00 NCS-Pearson Inc. 9,011.75 Neff Company 8,339.67 Nelco 3,980.25 Netrix 5,992.50 New Connections Academy 23,291.76 New Hope Academy 77,089.68 New Horizon Center For The 260,778.12 Nicor Gas 40,318.93 Northern Il Academy 121,564.26 NSSED 49,171.30 Oak Park & River Forest High School 800,000.00 Oak Park Music Therapy 5,293.75 Oak Park Twnshp Youth Services 39,533.06 Office Depot 33,795.27 Opportunity Knocks 13,650.00 OPRFHS Athletic Imprest Account 8,346.25 OPRFHS/Faculty Senate Dues 166,789.34 Optum 12,702.00 Overdrive, Inc. 5,298.73 P.A.C.T.T. Learning Center 117,619.30 Pacific Educational Group 18,650.00 Pacific Life 103,434.30 Palmer House Hilton 15,434.64 Parkway Forming Inc 8,800.00 Paul N Wright 4,404.93 Paxton Lumber 3,641.01 Pearson 13,696.02 Pearson - Prentice Hall 29,053.93 Pearson Education 11,309.17 Pekron Consulting 35,423.00 Peoria Charter Coach Company 5,476.00 Perfect Cut Productions 7,325.00 Perfection Learning Corp 3,410.00 Perma-Bound 49,317.20 Perspectives 13,165.00 Petty Cash, OPRFHSD #200 28,414.46 Philip Prale 3,000.23 Pianoforte 2,998.00

Pilgrim Congregational Church 57,804.99 Pioneer Manufacturing Company 2,910.50 Pizza Hut 14,057.75 Player Sports 17,377.50 PMA Financial Network, Inc 2,500.00 Polar Electro, Inc. 3,000.00 Postmaster, Oak Park 37,668.00 PRC 6,565.00 Premier Agendas Inc 12,920.00 Presto-X 13,539.50 Project Lead The Way, Inc 7,593.00 Protolight, Inc. 24,856.30 PSAT/Nmsqt 4,080.00 Quinlan & Fabish Music Co. 15,090.44 R&R Travel 18,397.74 R.A.D. Systems 3,130.60 R.E. Walsh & Associates, Inc 12,535.38 Regional Truck Equipment Co. 6,432.78 Renaissance Learning, Inc 7,290.00 Riddell/All American 25,315.18 Riddiford Roofing Company 598,979.00 Rio Grande 8,799.33 Rivar’s 6,700.34 River Forest Community Center 159,932.38 Riverside-Brookfield High School 3,335.68 Robbins Schwartz Nicholas Lifton 44,141.55 Rosario Esperanza Reyes Zuniga 3,492.00 Royal Pipe & Supply Co 7,281.37 Rush Neurobehavioral Center 5,700.00 Scantex Business Systems 36,607.00 Scantron 4,366.31 Scholastic Inc. 6,822.40 School Health Corporation 6,438.78 School Specialty 3,452.68 Scope Shoppe Inc 3,814.20 SCS Productions 5,184.00 Second City Speech 61,139.62 Securatex 45,883.20 SEIU Local 73 81,385.97 SEPS, Inc. 5,210.79 Service Sanitation, Inc. 12,037.62 SHC Services Inc 20,601.00 Sheila Johnson 6,930.00 Sievert Electric Service 20,760.00 Sikich 17,100.00 SimplexGrinnell LP 30,016.74 Siteimprove 6,450.00 Skyward 47,882.60 Skyward 7,440.00 Snap-On Industrial 3,581.58 Soaring Eagle Academy, Inc 85,213.24 Sonia Shankman Orthogenic School 288,489.72 South Side Control Supply Co 7,865.30 Southwest Regional Publishing 8,306.00 Special Education Systems 140,553.57 Specialty Floors, Inc 9,075.00 Spirit Products 17,377.59 Sport Supply Group 139,242.12 Sports Health 8,467.63 Stand Strong Coalition 3,000.00 Standard Stationery Supply Co 5,289.50 Staples 54,883.14 State of Illinois 1,309,807.95 Stephanie Oliver 5,250.00 Stuller 2,739.62 Sweetwater 16,862.13 Swim Outlet.com 3,551.05 THIS 581,570.64

TASC 56,375.00 Tasc-Client Invoices 5,539.60 Tavcom, Inc 3,495.00 Teachers Retirement System 3,233,858.35 Texthelp, Inc 4,800.00 The Chicago Autism Academy, Inc 49,168.92 The Evaluation Center 4,395.12 The Hope Institute for Children 181,968.22 The Kick-Off Program 3,107.07 The Meetinghouse Companies 3,146.35 The Omni Group 4,872.00 The Proper Perception 3,930.00 The Sandner Group, Alt. Risk Soltns 21,622.00 Timothy J Hasso 3,175.20 Tom Tarrant 6,687.83 Tom Vaughn Standing Trustee 4,390.50 TPRS Publishing 5,456.45 Tremco Inc 20,471.00 Triton College 7,625.50 Trophies by George 3,951.65 Turnitin 7,907.00 U.S. Postal Service 25,000.00 Uline 3,556.71 Ultimate Golf Inc 6,956.50 Unique Plumbing 17,330.35 United Dispatch Agent 25,999.82 United Radio Comm, Inc. 22,129.49 United States Treasury 10,566.08 United States Treasury 3,962.28 United States Treasury 11,267.08 Universal Dance Association 8,050.00 University of Illinois 4,800.00 University of Illinois at Chicago 16,600.00 VALIC 52,012.18 Valor Technologies, Inc 156,487.00 Vanguard Energy Services, LLC 152,964.06 Varsity 4,930.45 Veolia Environmental Services 10,114.52 Verizon Networkfleet 3,758.93 Verizon Wireless 4,344.34 Vernier Software & Technology 22,002.82 Vertical Endeavors 2,666.00 Vex Robotics 13,567.36 Villa Park Office Equipment 41,094.95 Village of Oak Park 209,037.90 Vision Service Plan (Il) 30,351.03 Vista Higher Learning 52,187.10 Vistar of Illinois 25,328.24 Vocareum, Inc 6,200.00 VVSD 365U 6,656.00 Waddell & Reed 108,516.72 Washburn Machinery, Inc2,900.90 Waters Edge Golf Club 3,926.92 Wednesday Journal 6,566.00 Wesley Woods Conference Center 21,565.00 West Suburban Conference 7,000.00 Westgate Flowers 10,147.77 Westmont Interior Supply House 2,654.16 WI Center For Education Research 13,500.00 William Blair & Company 2,750.00 Windy City Field House 2,500.00 Workforce Communications Group, Inc 3,000.00 Xperience Chicago, LLC 2,800.00 Yellowstone Boys and Girls Ranch 224,475.54 Yoko Schmadeke 6,196.99


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ANNUAL STATEMENT OF AFFAIRS SUMMARY FOR FISCAL YEAR ENDING JUNE 30, 2016 SALARY SCHEDULE OF GROSS PAYMENTS FOR CERTIFICATED PERSONNEL AND NON-CERTIFICATED PERSONNEL GROSS PAYMENT FOR CERTIFICATED PERSONNEL Salary Range: Less Than $25,000 Allen, Suzanne L; Boland, Harry; Borelli, Cara M; Cassidy, James; Chang, Helen; Coaker, Lloyd A; Cotiguala, James R; Debord, Joseph; Diodonet, Barbara A; Eiger, Stephanie; Farley, Kyle M; Fotzler, Kimberly L; Gamble, Tim L; Haka, Regina; Harris, Claudia B; Joyce, Kelly; Kmiec, Amelia; Kralik, Catherine A; Kuenster, Wendy S; McShane, Robert J; Mowinski, Michael J; Nosek, Lynn M; Ogundipe, Kathleen J; Pontikes, Peter L; Rich, Felicity T; Ross, Sandi; Sheehan, Kathleen J; Sroga, Ashley B; Vagias, Demetra; White, Megan A; Williamson, Kisha; Winchell, Jamie L; Woods, Melissa; Zeiser, Benton C Salary Range: $25,000 - $39,999 Barbian, Christopher D; Beyer, Jasmyn K; Bold, Matthew J; Cain, Jennifer; Carter, Kejuan; Day, Noriko; Fenwick, Donald S; Krick, Alex C; Meador, Donna M; Moes, Ethan; O’Connor, Clare E; Rutter, Eric C; Sears, Robin R; Sinclair, Renee S; Spearman, Kim; Tomaino, Ann C; Williams, Leonotis T; Wojnar, Mark Salary Range: $40,000 - $59,999 Carparelli, Annamaria; Fredrickson, Andrew L; Hung, Ailien; Levi-D Ancona, Alysa; Malhiot, Bryce R; Maxwell, Elizabeth; Sanfilippo, Vincent P; St. John, Benjamin W; Stephen, Michael; Tarshish, Evan; Terretta, Julee M Salary Range: 60,000 - $89,999 Ackerman, Craig; Alexander, Devon L; Arends, Lauren A; Bader, Adam; Belpedio, Kristina M; Benson, Conchita; Black, Todd M; Bracey, Christopher; Cain, Benjamin J; Calcuttawala, Nabiha; Campbell, Kevin T; Cano, Paula; Cartier, Kirsten A; Caudle, Risa C; Clark, Anthony V; Colamussi, Ginger; Collins, Paul D; Corcoran, Daniel W; Curtis, Joseph D; Dalo, Nicholas J; Doyle, Kelly A; Dunson-Johnson, Betina; Ecker, Jonathan; Elliott, Jennifer L; Espinosa, Jill; Farrow, Elizabeth; Faulkner, Lisa M; Ferguson, Lauren; Fried, Jason; Gilbertsen, Lynn E; Glower, Alexis; Harmon, Barbara J; Himes, Khalida; Hooper, Amber M; Howell, Jessica A; Jaber, Sana; Kaiser, Kelsey V; Kanwischer, Jennifer L; Krefft, Lauren M; Leuschel, Erin K; Makely, Lisa; McGrail, Amy Christopher; McKittrick, Kevin M; McLaughlin, Cameron E; McMurray, Matthew T; Mondragon, Christine A; Pena, Emmanuel; Pitt, Rachel; Prebble, Matthew; Purvis, Derrick R; Radziszewski, Dariusz; Sadowski, Teslen; Sakellaris, Max A; Schmadeke, Yoko K; Sherman, Thaddeus; Sieck, James C; Smolek, Jeri; Sobanski, Erica L; Soffer, Michael B; Sponsler, Scott; Steffen, Emily S; Stinich, Jennifer; Stovall, Jessica L; Valenzuela, Patricia; Walsh, Timothy; Watson, Ellayne; Watzman, Stephen; White, Valerie R; Wilson, Rockeya; Wirtz, Kristin; Wolman, Daniel; Young, Laura K Salary Range: $90,000 And Over Achurra, Lauren; Altenburg, Tod J; Ambrose, Brandi M; Arriaga, Francisco B; Avalos, Carmen; Baker, Ricky; Baldwin,

Christopher; Bardeen, Karen G; Bardo, Nancy L; Bayer, Michelle R; Becker, Kimberly A; Bell, James E; Bellamy, Octavius T; Bernthal, David B; Beyers, Brian D; Biasiello, Toni; Bishop, Janel L; Blanco, Lauren; Bohne, Kara A; Booth, Christine N; Brent, Virginia E; Brown, Douglas E; Burbano, Jaime M; Byars, Michael B; Cahill, Meghan; Campbell, Tia D; Carioscio, Michael; Carlson, Ann D; Carlson, Linda M; Carrow-Sever, Michelle M; Chichester, D James; Cohen, Daniel S; Collins, Kelly A; Collins, Mark S; Colquhoun, Jeremy D; Condne, John J; Conrick, Teresa B; Conway, Joseph M; Costopoulos, John T; Coughlin, James P; Davis, Brian M; Dennis, Jason R; Diaz, Kelly M; Diverde, Marci L; Dixon, Kennedi; Domanchuk, Theodore P; Dorame, Michael A; Ebsen, Elizabeth J; Erickson, Pamela R; Farley, Elizabeth A; Faust, C Stan; Ferrier, Suze A; Finkbeiner, Kristen; Fischer, Timothy J; Fox, Elizabeth Kaufman; Frey, Julie L; Fuentes, Julie L; Gajda, Joyce L; Gallagher, Helen C; Ganschow, Daniel J; Gargiulo, Kathryn Dunbar; Geovanes, James J; Giovannetti, Louis F; Goldberg, Steven E; Gonzalez, Manuel; Grady, Maureen E; Graham, Jane E; Grosser, William; Hanson, Jacqueline; Hardin, Sheila M; Heidkamp, Bernard E; Hennings, Allison K; Herbst, Joseph M; Hildner, Naomi O; Hill, Amy V; Hill, Douglas A; Hobson, Darryl; Hoerster, John R; Hoffmann, Jennifer L; Hostrawser, Peter H; Hunter, James Paul; Hunter, Sarah Dove; Isoye, Steven T; Johnson, Kristina M; Joyce, Fawn C; Kahn, Peter R; Kennedy, Meghan M; Kennedy, Thomas J; Kinnan, Glynis J; Kirkpatrick, Matthew J; Kleinfeldt, Daniel A; Knake, Kristin A; Kostal, Joseph J; Kramer, Leigh M; La Porte, Danielle L; Larson, Craig R; Ledbetter, Christian J; Lee, Brendan T; Lee, Lauren E; Lesniak, John M; Lessing, Avram; Limberg, Dana C; Lind, Jeremy J; Litowsky, Lauren B; Lundgren, Clyde O; Lynch, Heidi K; Maloney, Matthew W; Markey, Margaret; Martinek, Vincent M; Mazumdar, Rena N; McCarron, Kevin L; McCormack, Patrick S; Mcguckin, Cynthia D; McGuire, Meredith; Medina, Esteban Z; Mertz, Richard A; Messer, James D; Michalek, Nicholas; Miller, Gary M; Moran, Katherine M; Mulvaney, Ryan; Murray Baielli, Scyla J; Myers, Allison S; Nash, Elizabeth Caliendo; Nelson, Faith M; Neuman, Andrea J; Nixen, Pete D; Noble, Paul G; North Hamill, Anita; Novotny, Melinda P; Nudera, James A; O’Keefe, Eleanor C; Ojikutu, Carolyn T; Oliver, Stephanie M; Pappalardo, Mark N; Parenti, Joseph J; Pearson, Patrick A; Perez, Luis P; Podolner, Aaron S; Ponce Jr, Ignacio; Potts, Robert M; Prale, Philip M; Prendergast, Katie J; Prystalski, Lawrence J; Quinn, Peter W; Ramilo, Gisele P; Reagan, A Clay; Roodhouse, Sarah J; Rosas, Sarah E; Roth, Jenifer M; Rouse, Nathaniel L; Rulis, Cheryl A; Sahagun, Claudia C; Schoenbeck, Carolina F; Schwartz, Steven M; Seldess, Joshua A; Silver, Jonathan S; Singletary, Rahasad; Slivinski, Ann L; Smith, Christina L; Spilotro, Raffaella M; Stanis, Amy M; Stelzer, John A; Stoeger, Mary; Stow, Kristen S; Sullivan, Karin H; Svejda, Anthony J; Tarrant, Thomas J; Tellez, Carlos A; Terretta, John V; Tolomeo, Dana M; Topf, Regina; Torrez, Buster; Tsilimigras, Kathy; Van Duinen, Tracy M; Vance, Marcellus F Jr; Vandermeulen, Kathleen; Venhorst, Ryan R; Venhorst, Sarah E;

Wade Jr, Leandrew; Walker-Qualls, Gwendolyn; Walton, Alisa K; Warren, Patti B; Webster, James G; Weintraub, Jonathan; Weisman, Neal H; Weisman, Nimmi; Williams, Tyrone W; Wirtz, Kathleen Q; Woods, Mark S; Wright, Paul N; Young, Jessica Se; Young, Mary B; Young Jr, William C GROSS PAYMENT FOR NON-CERTIFICATED PERSONNEL Salary Range: Less Than $25,000 Acharya, Kirti; Alonzo, Jamie L; Anderson, Ronald E; Asbury, Lillie; August, Ashley; Baldwin, Olivia Rose; Barker, Peaches C; Belpedio, Linda A; Blausey, Sarah; Boulware, Bill; Brownlee, Johnetta; Brueggemann, Louise; Buccieri, Rachel; Buhmann, Jordan; Burnett, Nikita; Calderon, Gustavo A; Caldwell, Vernisa; Calhoun, Sandra; Callaghan, Kevin A; Cannon, Jana; Celis Jr, Humberto; Clark-McHale, Emily C; Clay, Cay A; Clayton, Birdia R; Cole, Patricia A; Coleman, Everick; Collins, Alethia; Collins, Niall; Cox, Christopha; Craig, Terrase; Cullotta, Gloria M; Davis, Tiffany J; Deck, Noah Z; Demaria, James A; Dibbern, Ronald W; Doble, Nicole; Dotson Murray, Michell D; Douglas, Michol; Ducksworth, Renee S; Dunlap, Tiana M; Elmiger, Julie A; Engoren, Harrison; Fletcher, Nancy D; Flowers-Mance, Andrea A; Gaiter, Thyesha; Galindo, Juan; Garcia, Diana; Garrett, Shirley A; Garrigues, Judith A; Gatewood, Ellen; Giesenschlag, Rebecca; Goodrich, Joan F; Gray, Daniel; Gray, Vera L; GritzanisKalogeropoulos, Helen; Hall, Marcia A; Hicks, Denise; Hines, Derik S; Imperl, Gale J; Ionut, Angela; Jackson, Joshua; Jimenez Ortega, Erika R; Johnson, Robert; Julious, Willa M; Kelly, Robert; Larde, Nicole Y; Lecesne, Daphne D; Lefevre, James R; Lefevre, Michael J; Long, Phillip James; Love, Eric; Luckett, Tracie D; Mahaffey, Bobby D; Majkrzak, Christine; Mathis, Renita; May, Jamie R; Mc Clinic, Tysean; McCoy, Meghan M; McKnight, Calla; Millea, Alexis B; Montoro, Patricia; Moore-Chavers, Angela; Muncy, Veronica; Napolitano, Donna; Ortiz, Carolina; Otis, Debra A; Paplaczyk, Nicolette L; Peled, Ofra N; Perez, Kevin; Perry, Kali; Phillips, Michael W; Pickering, Samuel J; Prassas, Kleanthi; Price-Pigram, Colletta M; Reardon, Julianne P; Rivera, Cristian; Salibellas, Symone; Sanders, Darrell; Saucedo, Jonathan M; Schaefer, April K; Schick, Emily; Schlueter, Jacquelyn W; Scott, Simone; Smith, George; Starcher, Katherine; Streufert-Wold, Jules; Trigueros, Judith; Tsagaris, Georgia; Valentine, Shentell L; Van Dyke, Linda M; Vear, Jordan M; Watts, Simone; White, Marion; White, Tanya; Wiley, Douglas A; Williams, Emily Salary Range: $25,000 - $39,999 Adelman, Jonathan B; Angelini, John A; Barajas, Armando M; Bejarano De Durazo, Nubia H; Billingsley, Olivia; Black, Bradley C; Brown, Patricia A; Caicedo, Sally; Carswell, Qiana M; Cipparrone, Carolyn; Clanton, Thomas; Colletti, Ashley; Collins, Margaret M; Collins, Robert D; Corbett, Laura; Danes, Frank K; Digioia, Donna M; Donoso, Luis H; Dressel, Beth A; Edgecombe Jr, Jason; Erickson, Mary Beth; Gerena, Marian; Gonzalez, Gladys; Hameister, Gretchen C; Heezen, Nancy R;

Hennig, Mary; Jackson, Izaza L; Kelly, Matthew; Kelly Ristau, Nancy I; Kennedy, Frank J; Kinser, Tiffany; Latham, Michael A; Levin, Adam; Littleton, Paulette; Love, Erica W; Lush, Lyneice M; Martinek, Sharon M; May, Heidie M; Mazzuca, Margaret B; McGowan, Leila E; McKenzie, Gwendolyn; McNichols, Shannon J; McNichols, Terri G; Molette, Anissa; Ordman, Joseph J; Palas, Elvina; Parker, Daniel L; Phelan, Michael L; Poro, Mary E; Pruitt, Barbara D; Rogers, Deanna Marie; Ruiz, Angela; Sassone, Gina; Short, Richard J; Sliva, Debbie J; Stocco, Maria S; Villagran, Matilde; Walstra, Jennifer L; Weisenritter, Michael; Werbicki, Kamil; Zepeda, Maria Salary Range: $40,000 - $59,999 Ariola, Anthony V; Ariola, James; Asbury, Kimberly A; Baer, Joshua W; Beard, Joseph K; Bell, Andrea; Bergmann, Jeff; Berrios, Isabel E; Bessas, Dimitrios; Brown, Lonnie R; Brown, Melody J; Bryant, Rochelle; Bumgardner, Mary K; Calderon, Gustavo; Carlin, Leah R; Chambers, Arthur L; Coker-Martin, Etta; Collins, Donal F; Cordero, Elimelec; Corner, Jean L; De Jesus, Hector; Delrio, Manuel; Dennehy, Timothy; Dial, Dominique C; Farrar, William D; Foley, Lori; Fountain, Christian E; Gacke, Anna; Gerwig, Patricia; Granzyk, Lynn; Guillen, Hilda; Harris, Andre J; Hasso, Timothy J; Hayes, Linda V; Holloway, Brian K; Houston, Sheila; Hunt, Royston C; Jones, Frank B; Kimmel, Carol; Korab, Diane M; Kremidas-Lumbereraz, Patricia L; Lampley, Kevin; Lawrence, Ralph R; Loving, Deborah L; Lucas, Carin K; McCarthy, Denis M; McGinnis, Nancy P; McLaurin, Earliana; Miller, Gregory A; Morales, Jesus Jr; Morman, Anthony; Nissen, Mary A; Ochs, Jeffrey J; Pedrigi, Hugh R; Powell, Jeremy J; Raggs, Roy H; Ramos, Marcelino N; Reynolds, Shoneice L; Rice, Kathleen; Ritacco, Elaine; Rubio, Martiniano; Sandoval, Janine M; Shipley, Marsha S; Simon, Clement J; Smith, Apollo A; Smith, Charles A; Smith, Tecia L; Sorensen, Kevin T; Soto, Victor M; Spain, Linda L; Stokes II, Eddie; Strong, Alphonso; Tucker, Roberto F; Welter, Lynette; Wesson, Harley R; Word, Kevin L; Yarrington, Valda C Bancroft, Milanne; Boznos, Toula M; Charette-Bassirirad, Jacqueline A; Cheney, Patricia A; Collins, Deloris A; Collins, Patricia M; Collins, Robert C; Crisp, David; Davis, Donnell E; Evans, Lisa A; Fisher, Jacob W; Gant, Darrell E; Hermann, Peter M; Howie, Mary Ann; Jackson, Latonia D; Johnson, Ronald C; King, Lark W; Kirchner, Thomas F; Lama, Richard V; Lavigne, Michael J; Martin, Amit; Martinez, Gabriela; Matos, Danny B; Paul, Janie Denise; Pulliam, Pattie A; Reilly, Brian D; Reyes, Abel; Ridenour, John K; Ryan, Thomas; Sakellaris, Courtney A; Serrano, Le’anndra; Thivel, Marilyn; Ury, Karen L; Vavrik, Richard J; Walksler, David M; Weiser, Jon R; Wells, Jon; Zapata, Elvin O Salary Range: $60,000 And Over Braverman, Randy; Doble, Esteban; Hagins, Antoinette J; Kalmerton, Gail A; Kras, Edward C; Piekarski, Micheline Bunzol; Preuss, Fred M; Sidor, Cynthia A; Thieme, Christopher T

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ANNUAL STATEMENT OF AFFAIRS SUMMARY FOR FISCAL YEAR ENDING JUNE 30, 2016 Copies of the detailed Annual Statement of Affairs for the Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 2016 will be available for public inspection in the school district/joint agreement administrative office by December 1, 2016. Individuals wanting to review this Annual Statement of Affairs should contact: Oak Park Elementary School District 97 260 Madison St., Oak Park, IL. 60302 708.524.3000 8 am - 4:30 pm M-F School District/Joint Agreement Name Address Telephone Office Hours Also by January 15, 2017 the detailed Annual Statement of Affairs for the Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 2016, will be posted on the Illinois State Board of Education’s website@ www.isbe.net. SUMMARY: The following is the Annual Statement of Affairs Summary that is required to be published by the school district/joint agreement for the past fiscal year. Statement of Operations as of June 30, 2016 Educational Operations Debt Services Transportation Municipal Capital Projects Working Cash Tort Fire Prevention & Maintenance Retirement/ & Safety Social Security Local Sources 1000 48,499,011 4,334,996 8,169,211 1,042,614 2,176,521 2,906,795 34,373 0 285 Flow-Through Receipts/Revenues from One District to Another District 2000 0 0 0 0 State Sources 3000 9,683,543 2,600,000 0 1,612,502 0 0 0 0 0 Federal Sources 4000 2,698,914 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Total Direct Receipts/Revenues 60,881,468 6,934,996 8,169,211 2,655,116 2,176,521 2,906,795 34,373 0 285 Total Direct Disbursements/Expenditures 66,834,635 6,706,295 7,886,130 3,492,211 2,294,621 7,354,013 0 0 Other Sources/Uses of Funds (345,047) (154,187) 386,579 0 0 1,803,403 (1,690,748) 0 0 Beginning Fund Balances - July 1, 2015 24,417,439 (294,894) 5,106,583 2,026,557 960,576 375,487 6,037,307 0 112,441 Other Changes in Fund Balances 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Ending Fund Balances - June 30, 2016 18,119,225 (220,380) 5,776,243 1,189,462 842,476 (2,268,328) 4,380,932 0 112,726 SALARY SCHEDULE OF GROSS PAYMENTS FOR CERTIFICATED PERSONNEL AND NON-CERTIFICATED PERSONNEL

GROSS PAYMENT FOR CERTIFICATED PERSONNEL Salary Range: Less Than $25,000 Alexander, Jolynn L; Austin, Sherman R; Barney, Kristen M; Bassett-Dilley, Mariannell E; Benedict, Alan J; Berlanga, Melissa; Bonaccorsi, Kelly R; Botticelli, Kathy D; Boult, Cynthia; Brackett, Stephanie L; Brooks, Kathleen E; Cairns, Meghan E; Calhoun, Karen; Camacho, Lena M; Carmody, Cara M; Carter, Sheila Y; Casanova, Vickie; Cerny, Colleen E; Cheefus, Mekonya N; Compere, Steven; Creticos, Deborah K; Cruz, Elizabeth R; Dacosse, Mary A; Deaton, Patrick; Demauro, Therese M; Dove, Stephanie M; Dressel, Jan; Dunn, Diane; Endres, Anne M; Evans, Mary Ann; Favela, Adilene; Fencl, Mary E; Fine, Michael D; Fuller, Janis; Gallo, Kathryn D; Glover, Joyce A; Godek, Diane M; Goforth, Scott L; Golemes, Lindsay K; Guimbao, Melinda R; Hackmiller, Sue E; Halter, Timothy; Hartman, Edward; Hayes, Patricia A; Henderson, Lamonica; Hillard, Jaren L; Hirshman, Dwana L; Hudson, Denise; Hunt, Carolynn A; Hutchinson, Harla; Iammartino, Joyce; Inksetter, Julia D; Kennedy, Gina M; Klein, Julie M; Knight, Christian M; Kowalczyk, Patricia; Kralik, Catherine A; Kyritz, John M; Lambshead, Jane L; Langston, William K; Laws, Shakari S; Lee, Maurice L; Liebman, Gale; Lococo, Donna C; Lococo, Frank S; Lofton, Katherine; Marcus, Karen B; Martin, Paul E; McFeely, Teegan M; McGee, Daniel; Mennenga, Arlene K; Metropoulos, Miraflor; Michowski, Michael R; Mirkovic, Kathryn M; Moody, Kiera C; Moore, Michelle A; Morrison, Cynthia; Morrison, Robert; Murphy, Noel; Narum, Melissa N; Ndiaye, Margaret; Neumayer, Alexandra L; Nowinski, Alissa K; O’Keefe, Kathleen M; Payton, Merrill D; Pedraza, Arlene; Petrosino, Maribeth; Pingle, Aryan; Poplett, James; Powers, Nathan J; Prossnitz, Megan E; Raducha, Lynn A; Rebman, Mandi R; Roberts, Albert G; Robinson II, Vernon; Robinson, Michelle N; Seibert, Denise A; Sell, Catalina; Senneke, Cindy; Shea, Lisa R; Shelton, Bruce W; SHEPHERD, DOLOREZ; Slanina, Joan; Smith, Kari; Smith, Kerry A; Smith, Linda; Steele, Donna C; Stokes, Megan; Suggs, Linda M; Thomas, Darryl E; Tirrell, Sarah A; Tucker, Erin M; Turner, Claire C; Walker, Shawn A; Warzecha, Jason; Wawzenek, David C; Wiese, Pamela J; Wilson, Edwin; Youman, Lisa M; Zemke, Frieda Salary Range: $25,000 - $39,999 Biggins, Anna L; Bracey, Julie; Brummell, Lee; Burke, Devin J; Clark, Natalie K; Ellis, Amanda D; Gonzalez, Ruby; Koransky, Tamara; Lamb, Allison; Mayer, Michael R; Molina, Natalie N; Pabellon, Meaghan E; Roskos, Meagan K; Smith, Stephanie S; Tencate, Therese Salary Range: $40,000 - $59,999 Aguilar, Savanah W; Aguirre, Lidys Y; Alberttis, Estefania; Anderson, Joseph T; Barker, Ruth; Bartell, Claire E; Breit, Robert C; Browning, Jennifer; Buccieri, Rachel E; Bultas, Christina A; Chinski, Nicole; Cofsky, Jennifer H; Coleman, Rebecca J; Contraveos, Aaron J; Cordero, Alina E; Datz, Madison A; Dewolf, Daniel K; Djikas, Megan N; Dolan, Emilie C; Dolan, Michael J; Feichter, Kellyanne T; Fleming, Kasey; Gannon, Keriann N; Glowicki, Jennifer; Guerrier, Anne Marie; Hanley, Kathryn; Hansen, Brittany A; Heaphy, Madeline; Heidloff, Savannah L; Jacobo, Julia C; Jacobson, Erin E; Jacobson, Evan; Jenkins, Kathryn L; Jones, Kimberly G; Kadlec, Christian R; Kahn, Samuel M; Klemp, Casey L; Kripton, Jordan; Las, Jennifer A; Lee, Meejin C; Magierski, Edward J; Malone, Katherine K; Molnar, Rachel S; Mucha, Patrick J; Munoz, Karla L; Naples, Molly K; Nicks, Carmelita; Niewald, Elizabeth A; Nikolakakis, Caroline A; Nowaczyk, Steven R; Parr, Noelle J; Perkins, Steven D; Perros, Sarah; Pines, Nicole L; Pletsch, John J; Pros, Christopher R; Qureshi, Sameeha K; Sakamoto, Molly; Santucci, Jillian; Scheck, Lauren E; Schmidt, Joshua; Schulte, Patrick E; Shaw, Robert W; Simatic, Charles M; Sorensen, Michael; Spillane, Karri L; Svihlik, Lara A; Taylor, Ian G; Tucker, Miranda; Utter, Rory K; Von Bokern, Mandra; Wehman, Christine S; Weiss, Leslie E; Wetzel, Christine E; Wold, Eric D; Yigzaw, Salome; Zaragoza, Silvia; Zucker, Ardith Salary Range: 60,000 - $89,999 Advani, Shilpa P; Albers, Martha; Alejos, Katy J; Alheim, Mary E; Ali, Hussain; Anderson, Michelle; Apostol, Emmanuel; Arreola, Gloria; Arroyo, Cristina; Ashford, Kristine; Baker, Amy; Baker, Caroline; Banks, Renita; Barnard, James; Barot, Sheela; Barton, Beth; Beljung, Jaclyn N; Bell-Bey, Kila; Bennett, Lindsey R; Berger, Colleen M; Berman, Abigayle B; Borah, Cynthia; Boudreau, Hannah C; Boyle, Malachy J; Brazen, Donna J; Brennan, Brooke M; Bretl, Jessica; Brown, Kina L; Brown, Lauren S; Bruce, Kelley L; Bruno, Molly; Buie, Avivah; Burries, Catina; Byrnes, Julie; Cahill, Mary M; Cairns, Katherine; Campbell, Natalie; Capio, Michele M; Capuder,

April; Carrera, Criselda; Carrillo, Fernando; Casselle, Rahwa; Chang, Helen; Childress, Erica; Childress, Marvin; Chinn, Amy; Choi, Petra K; Chrystall, Linda; Chu, Elizabeth K; Coglianese, Steven; Colella, Jessica A; Collins, Monica; Collins, Olive; Colmenero, Maria Elvira; Colucci, John P; Conley, Laurie A; Conway, Elizabeth A; Cooper, Deborah L; Costanzo, Danielle N; Creehan, Emilie; Cruz, Michael C; Dean, Katherine; Debruin, Jennifer K; Decancq, Nicole M; Degman, Sean T; Delany, Lauren K; Dietmeyer, Jennifer A; Dinatale, Jacqueline; Diviacchi, Elizabeth; Domalick, Allyson; Dombek, Jill; Downs, Claire E; Ebert, Quinn N; Eggert, Laura; Eichstaedt, Douglas; Estragues, Joan; Featherstone, Jeffrey R; Feierberg, Patricia; Fenske, Emily F; Fenske, Jessie; Ficca, Lynda H; Finkbeiner, Andrew D; Fogg, Karen E; Foreman, Patricia H; Frame, Carolyn; Frangos, Rike; Frick, Phyllis; Friesen, Judy; Gaffney, Pam A; Gates, Ryan; Gawne, Heidi C; Gehrke, Jeffrey; Germanier, Janette M; Gillespie, Michael; Gordon, Mark; Gray Jr., Joseph; Groben, Patricia L; Grogan, Jorie; Guarino, Nancy; Gulley, Canika; Gunnell, Sharon L; Hancock, Joshua; Harrington, Jennifer A; Harris, Faith M; Hart, Deanna; Haus, Darren; Hauser, Carmen R; Hausfeld, Mark; Hecht, Lauren E; Hendrix, Lisa; Hill, Elizabeth M; Hill, Stacey; Hiolski, Tehra; Hoffmann, Dylan J; Homann, Jessika; Hoskins, Monique; Howe, Erin; Hoyer, Susan; Ibarra, Allison; Jacoby, Rocio R; Jaros, Jennifer A; Jerkatis, Aaron; Jirka, Heidi M; Johnson, Tyeshiea; Kaegi, Timothy L; KanavosMadel, Stacey; Kanwischer, Thomas; Karia, Anjali A; Kaunelis, Lauren; Kay, Cristin; Kelleher, Dierdre; Kelly, Kathleen H; Kemper, Susan; Khaleel, Karon Q; Kinnaman, Anna P; Kiolbasa, Sarah E; Klein, Stacie; Klette, Katharine; Kline, James R; Knox, Catherine M; Kontos, Elena; Kraft, Darren; Kruse, Beth M; LaGioia, Vito A; Lahucik, Ann M; Leban, Todd; Lee, Miles C; Lee, Samuel S; Libkie, Meghan J; Louthan, Sarah; Lukehart, Jason; Madel, Jason; Maher, Jacqueline P; Maldre, Sarah R; Maneck, Melinda S; Manns, Yolanda; Manuel, Melissa; Mariani, Amy D; Marinelarena, Liza; Martinez, Blanca N; Masini, Simona; Mazur, Carly; Mc Cauley, John; Mc Comb-Williams, Chasity; Mc Donald, Timothy; Mc Dowell, John W; Mc Kinney, Mary B; McGlynn, William J; Meglan, Christopher T; Meierhoff, Molly A; Meilinger, Rebecca J; Meisinger, Rebecca; Middleton, Donna; Miller, Karolyn; Moncatch, Jessica L; Morrell, Jason; Mucha, Katrina E; Mulsoff, Beth; Murawski, Nathan; Murray, Kristiana C; Naber, Scott; Nieto, Anna; Nolen, Christopher R; Noonan, Katie M; Olson, Lauren E; Oxnevad, Susan; Pacyna, Jill; Parkinson, Betsy; Parratore, Joseph T; Parra-Valverde, Jessica; Pasquinelli, Roxane; Pavlis, Sarah; Pearson, Lisa; Pelling, Lori E; Penzenik, Jennifer L; Peronto, Aniela; Peterson, Cathie E; Peterson, Jamie A; Pettenuzzo, Marissa G; Podlasek, Eric; Poleski, Margaret; Polley, Martha B; Pryor, Nicole L; Raia, Jennifer; Rajashekar, Veena; Rapoport, Carolyn; Reed, Michelle L; Reeves, Laura A; Rehfield, Marianne E; Reising, Thomas; Richardson, Katherine; Rigali, Megan B; Righeimer, Andrew; Robinet, Linda; Robinzine, Lauren M; Rocco, Thomas; Rolfes, Kathryn; Rollo, Richard H; Rossi, Andrea; Ruiz-Haneberg, Maria; Ryan, Alyssa R; Sacks, Joshua; Sakellaris, Kara; Saliny, Lauren; Saliny, Shannon; Sandoval, Marysol; Scahill, Rebecca M; Schrems, Sheila V; Schweigert, Amber; Seymour, Andrew; Shannon, Ericka; Sherrard Blesch, Cara; Sheth, Jane S; Sigunick, Julie; Skaczylo, Anthony F; Skubinna, Amanda B; Small, Stephanie D; Smith, Elizabeth C; Smith, Elyse; Smith, Laura; Smith, Lindsay; Solomon, Jenna C; Spentzos, Marea; Stamp, Laura K; Steinke, Jenna L; Stevens, Kimberly; Suedbeck, Michele M; Sundquist, Kristen E; Swick, Jenell M; Swick, Robert W; Swistowicz, Phillip; Tague, Emily; Tangorra, Michael; Thomas, Karen F; Thomas, Stephanie G; Tousignant, Paula S; Tresselt, Susan; Trout, Lauren B; Turner-Reid, Marsha; Tysse, Kate M; Uhen, Elizabeth; Vervynck, Megan A; Vietzen, Elizabeth; Villasin, Katherine; Vincenti, Lawrence; Vogt, Amy; Walsh, Susan; Walsh, Timothy; Walsh-Kallay, Jean; Weck, Madonna N; Welchko, Christina R; Whitley, Katherine B; Wieczorek, Carrie A; Williams, David; Williams, Emile; Williams, Jillian; Williams, Sarah C; Williamson, Justin R; Wilson, Cynthia; Winchell, Jamie L; Winchell, Ryan; Winfield, Porsche; Withers, Richard; Witz, Jeanne; Wiza, Noah P; Wolter, Michele; Woodson, Erin P; Wright, Janet C; Yocius, Mary E; Youngberg, Rachel D; Zaragoza, Massiel; Zielberg, Sara L Salary Range: $90,000 and over Agruss, Lauren M; Andries, Paula; Anthony, Vanessa; Arensdorff, Michael; Baker, Seth; Balicki, Linda J; Bauman, Natalie; Beauprez, Lynne R; Beck, Katrina; Benson, David; Berger, Kevin E; Bronner, Donna; Brown, Valerie A; Budde, Leslie; Bulger, Mark J; Carr, Chemaine L; Cassin, Norma; Ciosek, Anne; Circo, Carla J; Clarke, Catherine E; Cofield, Antoinette; Cole, Faith; Conmy, Diane H; Cummins, Stephen;

Darley, Anne E; Davidhizar, Dona R; Deaton, Dawn; Dolezal, Angela; Doyle, Carolyn; Druckmiller, Kerri L; Duckett, Beverly M; Dunn, Julieann; Durham, Candace K; Ellwanger, Jonathan; Farmer, Deneita J; Fitzgerald, Todd T; Foster, Marilyn K; Gallo, Patricia; Glover-Rogers, Donna; Gonsur, Steve R; Greco, Vincent; Grimaldi, Hilary K; Gullo, Ellyn L; Hamilton, Catherine A; Hayes, Kathryn M; Hayward, James M; Hill, Dulcie L; Hjalmarson, Melissa A; Hodge, John; Hoehne, Nancy R; Hoover, Stephanie; Hughes, Paula R; Ivey, Marion; Janu-Chossek, Lori; Jaskiewicz-Garcia, Margaret; Kamm, Carrie; Kannan, Ashley A; Kelley, Carol L; Khan, Leeandra D; King, Julianne; Korelc, Sandra L; Kuntz, Matthew; Lacey, Beth; Lecrone, Susan K; L’heureux, Jean M; Linss, Jeannie D; Little, Evette F; Lohman, Lisa; Lyles, Sherita; Macaskill, Regina; Maciak, Matthew; Madsen, Susan M; Madura, Kathleen R; Mangiantini, Nancy; Manus, Paul; Martin, Angela B; McDaniels, Danielle; McNish, Susan; Mendez, Sarah D; Missman, Jeffrey; Moore, Sarah D; Mura, Susan M; Myles, Lynette M; Nelson, Jennifer; Nelson, Mary; Nelson, Sondra; O’Neill, Therese; Otoole, Mary K; Otten, Deanna; Packer, Paul E; Padavic, Michael; Parr, Terese A; Pascarella, Maria Elena G; Patterson, Elisabeth; Patterson, Wyatt D; Pearce, Sharon; Petranek, Mary C; Pitts, Sharen E; Poteracki, Cynthia M; Priceman, Kathleen; Pyne, Maureen; Quickery, Katherine K; Roberts, Janice; Robertson, Stacey; Robey, Seth; Rogers, Elizabeth S; Rosenblum, Gabrielle; Sakellaris, Nicholas J; Santos, Bessie; Sarno, Deborah M; Scaro, Leanne; Schassburger, Cynthia; Schlesser, Mary C; Shannon, Brian; Shinners, Brian K; Stack, Marie G; Starks, Felicia; Stern, Michele P; Sullivan, Cheryl C; Swanson, Mary; Sweeney, Kathleen P; Thompson, Arnetta; Tokarz, Karen M; Turek, John; Turi, Stella; Vincent, Cristen; Volz, Laurie; Von Hagel, Patricia; Walsh, Barbara B; Wangerow, Patricia A; Warner, Keshia B; Watson, Charles; Weber, Jeffry J; Wei, Helen; White, Veronica; Williams, Lisa; Williams, Patricia; Wilson, Ingrid K; Zander, James; Zielinski, Christine A; Zillman, Lynne V GROSS PAYMENT FOR NON-CERTIFICATED PERSONNEL Salary Range: Less Than $25,000 Allen, Victoria M; Anderson, Cheryl; August, Donald; Bacom, Patricia; Bailey, Desiree B; Bains, Brandon M; Baker, Ladonna; Baker, Shetrice; Ball, Nancy; Bass, Ruth; Battles, Youvette; Beene, Sylvia; Bender, Michaelene S; Benjamin, Terese S; Bennett, Annette M; Berry, Korea; Bland, Antoine M; Bonds, Vanessa; Boose, Constance; Brown, Teresa; Bullock, Glenda R; Bunch, Janice R; Burch, Deanne L; Burger, Jacqueline; Burns, Ruth; Butler, Lorraine; Butler, Nicolette W; Calhoun, Sandra M; Callahan, Helen; Campbell, Alfredia; Campbell, Bety J; Campuzano, Patricia D; Carter, Vashti; Chaidez, Consuelo; Chaidez, Gabriel; Chamblis, Jeanette; Claire, Hayden; Climons, Olivia; Coleman, Evelyn J; Cooley, Tenea S; Cooper, Maya R; Cribbs, Keisha N; Crittle, Camiya R; Curington, Dwayne C; Davies, Christopher D; Davis, Sheridan S; Dobbs, Brenda J; Douglas, Deborah; Dove, Robert W; Dunn, Jeanette D; Dylong, John; Editon, Aaron L; Egan, Patrick B; Egeberg, Nenita; Ellis, Damali; Ellis, Darvale Y; Ewing, Clara; Fahey, Patrick; Fantetti, Diane; Floyd, Jelani R; Fogg, Ruth; Francis, Kristy M; Frazier, Nicole; Friedman, Darlene L; Frost, Gail; Gamble, Timothy; Garcia, Rodolfo; Gillard, Conar J; Gilliam, Zakiya S; Gleason, Amanda M; Glore, Heather N; Gondela, Barbara; Graber, Molly; Grant, Countess M; Graudin, Shirley; Graves, Jontisha M; Gray, Vera; Griffin, Margaret M; Groll, Christine F; Hagedorn, Michael A; Hager, Kathy; Harris, Shirley A; Haugen, James C; He, Huayi; Heavrin, Lenora A; Helm, Keisha M; Hensle, Rose M; Herlehy, Mary; Herron, Jennifer N; Hess, Jeannette M; Hewson, Lauren M; Holdbrook, Ciera S; Hood, Vickie B; Hood-Phillips, Theresa; Horn, Kenneth; Horn, Lauren A; Howard, Robert W; Huber, Elizabeth C; Hudson, Ashley D; Hudson, Carla S; Irons, Jonetta S; Jackson, Stacey; Jacobson, Paul A; Johannesson, Christen; Johnson, Chabata; Johnson, Michele; Johnson, Valerie; Jones, Diamond; Jones, Pamela R; Jones, Venus R; Jordan, David C; Jordan, Frances; Keefe, Sandra L; Keith, Katrina M; Kennedy, Frank; Kennedy, Laura; Kerrins, Martin P; Kiska, Lindsey M; Koff, Lynda; Landfair, Julie L; Lane, Javon; Leahy, Erin; Legel, Lyndsay R; Lesniak, Liam A; Lewis, Yolanda; Liddell, Chante J; Linares, Concepcion; Lofton, Alverdis; Lottie, Craig M; Loud, Janice; Louisville, Ouida; Lyman, Sophia; Lyons, Lauretta C; Mandeville, William K; Marshall, Bernice; Martinez, Eduardo M; Matthews, Alma J; Maughn, Andene; Mc Inerney, Kevin M; McConville, Terri S; McCord, Laneal; McDermott, Jennifer A; McDonnell, Anne K; McDonnell, Sheila E; McKay, Samnika; McKay, Zsazsa A; Merz, Susan B; Middleton, Tyler; Miller, Olivia; Miller, Xxavier T; Mills, Nathaniel; Milner, Desiree; Minaghan, John J; Mobley, Bronwyn L; Montgomery, Mitchell;

Moore, Arlandia E; Moore, Michelle; Moreno, Patricia X; Mullins-Stevenson, Tewona L; Newman, Taylor; Nightengale, Deanna S; Ojisua, Maki D; Parker, Lindsey A; Perez, Andrew L; Pohlman, Lenora K; Posson, Barbara T; Powers, Maureen M; Prisching, Joshua; Province, Linda M; Raad, Mary V; Redmond, Bridget; Reid, Jospeh P; Rentas, Alejandro; Rhea, Joel; Rice, Ashley B; Rowe, Ruth A; Russell, Betty; Saia, Bonnie L; Saliny, Susan E; Sassetti, Robert F; Schaefer, Edith; SchandelmeierBartel, Cathleen; Scott, Malissa A; Shields, Courtney; Sibley, Anna; Simon, Sandra L; Sirajullah, Zafreen; Smith, Monica; Space, Phyllis D; Stebbing, Kottie; Steele, Robyn; Stefanski, Kellye M; Stewart, Cynthia; Stokes, Heather; Sullivan, Mildred; Tavera, Gerardo; Taylor Jr, Rodney; Taylor, Bianca; Taylor, Breanne T; Taylor, Marsha; Taylor, Sara J; Terzo, Catherine; Thomas, Damita J; Thomas, Shalena A; Thomas, Sharon C; Thomas, Willie Mae; Thurman, Dorothy J; Tillman, James E; Todd, Delores; Tomb, Nancy; Townsend, Bernice; Tran, An; Travis, Leatrice D; Turner, Carla A; Valentine, Terri C; Valle, Kelly M; Vanek, Victor A; Vaughn, Rachael L; Vercnocke, Kayleigh; Villalobos, Nancy; Vioski, Sandra L; Vitale, Deborah M; Walker, Lakeitha; Watson, Brenda J; Welch, Ebony A; White, Angela R; White, Tina M; Whitehead, Georgia; Wilda, Kathryn A; Williams, Philip S; Williams, Thomas; Williams, Victoria E; Wilson, Rayna A; Winfrey, Arbutus L; Winston, Susan; Wolowitz, Susan H; Woolford, Cathy L; Wyrick, Candace M; Yilmaz, Hulya; York, Belinda; Young, Chuck; Zarosl, Jennifer L; Ziegler, Shannon K; Zilligen, Barbara J; Zimmerman, Rachel Salary Range: $25,000 - $39,999 Aguirre, Arselia; Allen, Veronica D; Azuma, Suzanne; Baker, Danette; Banks, Tyra; Banks-Holmes, Angela R; Bell, Rosetta; Benson, David S; Berg, Carolyn; Bishop, Marc; Bodzewski, Deborah; Bowman, Larrissa; Cain, Jennifer J; Carmack, Brenda; Cecil, Melissa; Cherry, Elizabeth; Cooper, Linda; Court, Adrienne L; Dean, Loretta L; Dennis, Laura; Diehl, Nina A; Duhem, Meribeth M; Eraci-Sullivan, Mary Pat; Ferguson, John; Fiechtner, Elise; Friley, Jeanette; Grammens, Stephanie K; Hairston, Bruce J; Hammond, Lisa; Harlan, Anna; Harris, Yolanda; Hawkins, Phyllis A; Higgins, Elizabeth A; Hill, Nancy; Howard, Terron J; Hudson, Joy; Johnson, Alayna M; Jordan, Jeanette; Kostoff, Christopher W; Krikau, Lori; Long, Phillip; Madan, Monica; Marcinowski, Karol S; Marshall, Cory A; McGuin, Andrea E; Miller, Venus; Moczarney, Natalie; Mysliwiec, Anthony A; Ordaz, Rosa; Osaigbovo, Itohan O; Plohr, Stanley; Plummer, Samara M; Primak, Sherri L; Pryor, Ayhesha J; Raad, Jason; Rath, Roxanne; Ray, Sandra; Reed, Tiphany N; Roberson, Sonjee; Roskopf, Lee Ann C; Schroeder, Jodie; Scott, Juanita; Smith, Tywone; Stanton, Barbara; Tamondong, Deborah; Taylor, Debra; Thigpen, Tanya; Thompson, Pamela P; Turek, Ashley M; Wakely, Anne; Waterman, Griffin E; Weigel, Donna; Wills, Kerry Salary Range: $40,000 - $59,999 Armstead, Hattie; Bell, Andre T; Billups, Swanson L; Black, Edward; Bolden, Marion L; Boose, Lonya; Burch, Brandon S; Butler, Earl; Cichosz, Mary; Deloera, Salvador; Dietz, Debra D; Dortch, Gilbert; Duran, Daniel; Ellis, Carla D; Eubanks, Darryl A; Ferguson, Jessie; Ford, Charles; Guerino, Tasha; Hernandez, Felix; Howard, Bernard; Jackson, Echelon L; Johannesson, Lucille; Johnson, Cathrecea; Johnson, Etta; Kane, Charles; Kaye, Nora; King, Marshall D; Kvam, Karen; Larocca, Daniel T; Lewis, D’Ante D; Lottie, Michelle N; Lowry, Joanne; Manning, Brandy; Martinez, Eduardo; McDonald, Tina; McKay, Ellen; McKay, Samuel G; Moczarney, Cynthia L; Moseley, Linda; Nubla, Ernesto O; Nylec, Kimberly N; O’Malley, Margaret M; Orlin, Randi M; Paolinelli, Gina; Plaza, David; Plaza, Jose M; Quinn, John-Kenyun; Raub, Daniel; Reardon, Keith; Sample, Debra; Schwab, Susan; Simon, Kathryn; Stewart, Curtis J; Taylor, Joseph; Trotsky, Jack; Vercnocke, Susanne; Watkins, Tanesha R; West, Diane Salary Range: $60,000 and over Allen, Lynn; Battaglia, Elizabeth; Bawany, Saad S; Calvin, Anne E; Chaidez, Clemente; Claire, Michael T; Crocilla Jr, James J; Davis, John; Dawe, Josie A; Dipaolo, Frank C; Donovan, Georgia; Dove, Marjory; Edwards, Tulicia L; Fagan, Derek; Francis, Christopher; Grusin-Mullen, Julie A; Helm, Ronald L; Hill, David L; Jasculca, Chris; Jefferson, Nicholas W; John, Jessica M; Johnson, Michael; Kasper, Anthony; Landfair, Gina R; Lane, Norman; Lenzo, Sheri C; Marinier, Sheryl; Merges, Sandra; Morgan, Catherine M; Murphy, Matthew; Nickels, Julie T; Plaza, Hector; Reardon, John H; Reynolds, Tina; Richardson, Kathryn E; Shannon, Marceline; Stewart, Dorothy L; Taylor, Rodney; Vacca, Donald J; White, David G; Zibart, Kenneth


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PAYMENTS OVER $2,500, EXCLUDING WAGES AND SALARIES. 95% PERCENT GROUP, INC. 2,511.20; SOUTHPAW ENTERPRISES NICOLE 4,800.00; KINDELIN COLLEEN 4,800.00; R. LOPEZ & 2,520.81; SLOSSON 2,562.50; AA RENTAL CENTER 2,592.00; ASSOCIATES 4,821.41; DIST 97 GUARDIAN CRITICAL CARE DOMINICAN UNIVERSITY 2,600.00; ADVENTURE STAGE CHICAGO 4,863.30; RUSSO’S POWER EQUIPMENT, INC. 4,939.32; COMCAST VITTUM THEATER 2,600.00; EDUCATION DEVELOPMENT CENTER CABLE 4,963.20; EDTECHTEAM, INC. 5,000.00; FELLOWSHIP 2,600.00; CASTRO DIANA 2,600.00; OLD COUNTRY BUFFET COMMUNITY SERVICES 5,000.00; SCOPE SHOPPE 5,085.94; GREAT 2,615.10; FRANK COONEY COMPANY 2,624.50; TIME FOR KIDS LAKES CLAY & SUPPLY 5,088.65; INFINITE CONNECTIONS, INC. 2,647.28; UNITED CREDIT UNION 2,650.00; SALTZMAN MARK 5,100.00; FUNK’S TRAILER SALES, INC. 5,156.00; MJA PLUMBING & 2,680.00; GARCIA-ALONSO PEDRO DR. 2,700.00; THOMPSON/ SEWER COMPANY 5,170.00; AUSTIN MUSIC CENTER 5,229.00; WEST 2,713.43; PEPPER MUSIC 2,716.40; MACKE WATER SYSTEMS CARD QUEST, INC. 5,232.42; BROWN LURANA 5,245.00; IMPERIAL 2,752.20; ST. JUDE CHILDREN’S RESEARCH HOSPITAL 2,755.00; VENDING, INC. 5,263.40; USI 5,267.48; NSSEO 5,269.44; ILLINOIS PRINCIPALS ASSOC. 2,774.00; PING! 2,776.84; KELVIN LP FREDRIKSEN FIRE EQUIPMENT 5,288.93; INSTITUTE FOR THERAPY 2,787.00; COKER SERVICE, INC. 2,799.52; EPS SPIRE 2,800.00; 5,392.00; LEXIA LEARNING SYSTEMS 5,400.00; REALLY GOOD LOWE’S 2,838.26; ENERGY TEES 2,875.50; HALDEMAN-HOMME, STUFF 5,405.24; DYKLA MAXWELL 5,450.00; PATZLOFF RUTH INC. ANDERSON LADD, IN 2,890.00; MC MASTER-CARR 2,936.78; 5,451.11; BOYLE SARAH 5,500.00; RED WING SHOE MOBILE UNIT MEAD ELIJAH 2,940.00; WHITTIER SCHOOL PTO 2,943.98; IKON 5,558.00; TSA CONSULTING GROUP, INC. 5,601.20; TRANE OFFICE SOLUTIONS 2,995.23; AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF 5,632.71; HOME STAFF, INC. 5,660.00; NEWS-2-YOU 5,681.00; PAUL SCHOOL ADMIN. 3,000.00; RIVEREDGE HOSPITAL 3,000.00; BADEN H. BROOKES PUBLISHING CO. 5,704.15; PAVEMENT SYSTEMS, INC. SPORTS 3,001.05; OPRF HIGH SCHOOL 3,017.93; IBM 5,716.00; PERIPOLE BERGERAULT INC 5,826.12; SCHOOLDUDE. CORPORATION 3,033.34; UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS PROJECT LEAD COM 5,871.68; CENTER FOR TALENT DEVELOPMENT 5,880.00; W-T THE 3,047.00; ENCYCLOPEDIA BRITANNICA, INC. 3,100.00; LAND SURVEYING, INC. 5,950.00; USA MOBILITY - SPOK 5,962.75; MILWAUKEE SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING - PLT 3,110.00; MICRO PRO ED 5,989.70; RELIANCE COMMUNICATIONS, LLC. SCHOOL MANAGEMENT TECHNOLOGIES 3,110.06; WEST SUBURBAN PAIN MES 6,002.00; GLOBAL EQUIPMENT COMPANY 6,065.78; STRACCO CLINIC 3,117.34; R.S.R. ELECTRONICS, INC. ELECTRONIX EXPR DEBORAH 6,210.00; KEI ELECTRIC, INC. 6,222.00; MUSIC & ARTS 3,214.11; SHANE’S OFFICE SUPPLY 3,239.33; THE PEDIATRIC 6,222.06; COLLABORATION FOR EARLY CHILDHOOD CARE & CONSULTATION CENTER, LLC 3,250.00; ILLINOIS INCLUDES 6,246.23; ALSON CONSULTING, INC. 6,281.25; RAINBOW BOOK 3,250.00; UCP SEGUIN INFINITEC SERVICES 3,252.70; MCCOY BEN COMPANY 6,310.73; WEDNESDAY JOURNAL 6,357.50; FRENDT 3,276.92; PALOS SPORTS INC 3,333.31; THE CENTER/IRC 3,405.00; RICK 6,452.22; DUPAGE CREDIT UNION 6,500.00; VALLEY VIEW HUGHES RAGAN 3,425.00; BUELL CHARIS 3,446.00; THRIVENT SCHOOL DISTRICT 365-U 6,656.00; VEX ROBOTICS 6,714.72; FINANCIAL FOR LUTHERANS 3,457.22; FOLLETT SCHOOL BUREAU OF EDUCATION AND RESEARCH, I 6,919.00; SAX ARTS SOLUTIONS, INC. 3,464.26; BR BLEACHERS 3,480.00; GRALL AND CRAFTS 6,955.83; MADISON STREET THEATER 7,000.00; REICHEL ANNE REICHEL’S ESSENTIAL C 3,500.00; EDUCATION INTERSTATE ELECTRONICS COMPANY 7,087.64; DEMCO, INC. RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT 3,500.00; ROBERT CROWN CENTER 7,102.01; TOMMY GUNS GARAGE 7,140.00; CASE LOTS 7,208.80; 3,530.00; CHICAGO WOLVES 3,542.00; STANDARD COMPANIES MUSIC ARTS CENTER 7,363.37; DISCOVERY EDUCATION 7,600.00; 3,568.20; WILLIAMS ALONTE 3,585.00; SIGN EXPRESS 3,624.00; CAROLINA BIOLOGICAL SUPPLY CO 7,625.47; MARCIA BRENNER WEST MUSIC COMPANY 3,634.24; REGIONAL TRUCK EQUIPMENT ASSOCIATES, LLC 7,766.12; HERFF JONES 7,792.67; 3,640.53; SCHAUER HARDWARE 3,646.03; BARNES & NOBLE THERMOSYSTEMS, INC. 7,925.07; ANDERSON PEST CONTROL 3,651.00; CHICAGO SHAKESPEARE THEATRE 3,675.00; UNIVERSITY 7,958.62; MECK PRINT 8,024.74; FRONTLINE TECHNOLOGIES OF OREGON EDUCATIONAL & COMMU 3,700.00; DISCOVERY GROUP 8,045.00; REED RIGGING, INC. 8,050.00; FLINN SCIENTIFIC SOFTWARE, LTD. 3,705.00; STANDARD EQUIPMENT COMPANY INC 8,062.76; MAGIC TREE BOOKSTORE 8,066.57; PEARSON 3,748.74; ALEXIAN BROTHERS BEHAVIORAL HOSP 3,760.00; 8,263.74; NSBA 8,330.00; ALPHA CARD SYSTEMS 8,403.18; SCHOEN AUDREY 3,780.00; MOBYMAX 3,798.00; K-LOG 3,820.26; MORROW LISA 8,437.38; TOM VAUGHN, STANDING TRUSTEE HORGAN KAYLIN 3,850.00; M & M SPORTS 3,874.53; ART CLAY 8,454.17; AIR FILTER SUPPLY, INC. CHICAGO FILTER S 8,504.46; WORLD USA 3,879.99; CREATIVE COMPETITIONS, INC. 3,925.00; HART EMI LEE 8,538.65; VALDES 8,550.00; SELECT ACCOUNT KINASTHETICS, INC. 3,963.50; NASCO 3,970.05; BLUE JON 8,691.00; SHI 8,698.00; SCHOOL SPECIALTY 8,856.76; MACKIN 4,000.00; QUALITY EXCAVATION, INC. 4,025.28; SUNBELT RENTALS EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES 8,867.89; KING E’LEXUS 9,000.00; 4,056.26; STARSHIP SUBS 4,101.81; ANDERSON LOCK 4,104.00; SHIBLEY MUKATREN RAWYA 9,000.00; BRANCHING MINDS, INC. SMEKENS EDUCATION 4,118.81; SCHOOL OUTFITTERS 4,158.35; 9,136.00; KEDESIGN, LLC. 9,150.91; PEERLESS MIDWEST, INC. HINCKLEY SPRINGS WATER CO 4,170.96; CARON RACHEL 9,196.00; FANCHER JAY 9,363.75; DREAMBOX LEARNING 9,375.00; 4,190.00; FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT PRESERVATION T 4,195.00; OAK PERRY TY 9,830.00; AMERICAN SPORTSWEAR INC 9,899.43; IASA PARK PIANO 4,225.00; NAME ON ANYTHING 4,250.19; CSR 9,929.41; LEARNING A-Z 9,981.83; SHERWIN-WILLIAMS COMPANY ROOFING CONTRACTORS 4,258.00; ITS A SIGN 4,275.68; OAK 10,037.14; KAGAN & GAINES MUSIC COMPANY 10,442.29; BUONA PARK EDUCATION FOUNDATION 4,289.44; K12 INSIGHT LLC BEEF 10,707.15; EHLERS & ASSOCIATES, INC. 10,750.00; LINCOLN 4,319.00; MENARDS 4,378.74; BRAINPOP 4,390.00; LITTLE FRIENDS, INVESTMENT PLANNING RETIREMENT S 10,800.00; CREATIVE INC. 4,411.00; SEAWAY SUPPLY 4,476.43; MITCHELL SEROTA & TECHNOLOGY 10,806.92; US DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION ASSOCIATES 4,500.00; PATTERSON MEDICAL 4,540.04; NCPERS-IL 10,828.50; BONACCORSI JAMES 10,950.00; LAKESHORE IMRF 4,544.00; ARCEO-WITZEL IXTLA 4,580.00; SCHINDLER CURRICULUM MATERIALS 10,997.61; GOPHER ATHLETIC ELEVATOR CORP. 4,633.02; RUSH UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER 11,158.08; DOMINOS 11,249.75; EVANS ELECTRIC 11,280.32; AN 4,650.00; AMERISOURCE 4,736.00; GUARDIAN 4,782.66; SALAMAN EXECUTIVE DECISION 11,331.74; QUALITY LIFT TRUCK, INC.

Apartment living with congregate services

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his property with its architecturally award-winning atrium, provides seniors and persons with disabilities with parking, library, laundry room, wellness center and other conveniences. A service coordinator is on staff to assist tenants who may need additional services. The units are studio and one bedroom, each with electric appliances, tile bath, and wall to wall carpeting. Modern fire and safety systems are installed in each apartment and common areas of the building. There are 8 accessible one bedroom units for the mobility impaired. The Oaks is owned and operated by the Oak Park Residence Corporation and is funded by the Department of Housing and Urban Development through the 202/section 8 Program. Residents pay approximately 30% of their monthly income for rent. For additional information, please visit our web site at www.oakparkha.org or contact us at 708-386-5812.

11,984.00; PATTEN INDUSTRIES, INC. 12,421.90; R&G CONSULTANTS 12,615.40; ELENCO ELECTRONICS, INC. 12,630.59; AERO GROUP, INC. 12,769.75; GREAT LAKES CREDIT UNION 13,000.00; WI CENTER FOR EDUCATIONAL RESEARC 13,500.00; ESPED.COM, INC. 13,665.00; ILLINOIS STATE POLICE BUREAU OF IDENTIFI 13,862.75; TERRACON CONSULTANTS, INC. 14,000.00; EMBASSY SUITES GALLERIA 14,160.60; POWERS MAUREEN 14,616.85; ENVIRON INTERNATIONAL CORP. 14,660.77; DIST 97 LIFE INSURANCE GROSS UP LIABILI 14,710.98; TRUGREEN 14,749.94; M2 COMMUNICATIONS 15,035.17; PRENTKE ROMICH COMPANY 15,192.00; THINKING CORE 15,200.00; SCHOOL HEALTH SUPPLY CO 15,313.77; NATIONAL BOARD RESOURCE CENTER 15,399.60; CLYDE PRINTING COMPANY 15,401.82; KAHN MARIANA 15,498.79; MICHAELS UNIFORM COMPANY 15,731.52; THE CLM GROUP, INC. 15,824.47; COMPASS LEARNING, INC. 16,100.00; COONEY COLLABORATIVE, LLC 16,500.00; INNERSYNC STUDIO, LTD. 16,788.00; TAYLOR PUBLISHING CO 16,803.00; OFFICE DEPOT 16,968.36; CHRISTOPHER GLASS & ALUMINUM 17,320.00; BILL’S PAINTING COMPANY 17,500.00; SECURITY BENEFIT LIFE INS CO 17,501.90; I A S B 17,750.00; INSTRUCTURE, INC. 17,762.00; ACCURATE OFFICE SUPPLY 17,892.18; MST 18,208.50; OAK PARK EDUC SUPPORT PROF IEA/NEA 18,356.60; JUNIOR THEATER GROUP ITHEATRICS 18,400.00; NORTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY BURSAR 18,645.87; NEOFUNDS BY NEOPOST 19,000.00; CUMBERLAND THERAPY SERVICES 19,152.00; KEYS2BROADWAY EDUCATIONAL THEATER COMPAN 19,365.00; THOMPSON BROOKE 19,874.00; METROPOLITAN PREPATORY SCHOOLS 20,111.98; TECHNICAL DESIGN SERVICES, INC 20,208.66; VISION SERVICE PLAN 20,212.88; HELPING HAND CENTER 20,482.56; INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE 20,798.42; VERIZON WIRELESS 20,903.38; DIST 97 GUARDIAN VISION 21,059.91; PROCARE THERAPY, INC. 21,403.00; XEROX FINANCIAL SERVICES 21,419.03; ALARM DETECTION SYSTEMS INC. 21,472.28; EDTECHTEACHER 21,597.22; HANDWRITING WITHOUT TEARS 21,946.23; ALLIANCE TECHNOLOGY GROUP, LLC 22,408.00; A-1 DOOR FRAMES & HARDWARE 22,618.55; WORLD CENTRIC 22,674.65; BUCKEYE CLEANING CENTER CHICAGO 22,766.40; HEMISPHERE EDUCATIONAL TRAVEL 23,751.00; HOUGHTON MIFFLIN CO 23,808.75; SPANNUTH BOILER 23,897.00; SIX FLAGS GREAT AMERICA 24,290.50; PRECISION CONTROL SYSTEMS INC. 24,530.87; DESIGNLAB CHICAGO 24,667.32; LEARNER-CENTERED INITIATIVES 24,800.00; PROTECH PROJECTION SYSTEMS, INC. 24,810.00; MASTERY CONNECT 25,010.00; THYSSEN DOVER ELEVATOR 25,016.18; NEOPOST LEASING 25,066.28; C A T C O INC 25,090.00; BULK BOOK STORE 25,238.54; DICK BLICK 25,321.83; HEPHZIBAH 25,675.00; PROVIDENCE CAPITAL NETWORK LLC 26,255.00; KINSALE CONTRACTING GROUP, INC 28,100.00; ROYAL PIPE & SUPPLY COMPANY 28,897.01; HENRY BROS. COMPANY 29,347.06; NORTHERN ILLINOIS ACADEMY 29,934.66; FORECAST 5 ANALYTICS, INC. 30,000.00; MCGRAW-HILL 30,392.68; AFFILIATED CUSTOMER SERVICE, I 30,447.98; OAK PARK TCHR ASSISTANTS ASSOC 30,505.82; NEW HOPE ACADEMY 30,751.04; JOE RIZZA 31,010.01; OAK PARK TOWNSHIP 31,205.13; SOUTH SIDE CONTROL SUPPLY CO. 31,234.58; QUILL CORP 31,408.77; HOME DEPOT / GECF 32,154.36; ARTHUR J. GALLAGHER RMS, INC. 32,338.00; S E I U LOCAL #73 33,033.78; FOLLETT SCHOOL SOLUTIONS, INC. 33,431.67; CHRIS B. CONSULTING CORP. 34,200.00; AXA EQUITABLE EQUI-VEST 34,328.00; IDES 34,704.13; GELLER

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EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES 35,020.00; FIDELITY INVESTMENTS 35,184.00; AMPLIFY EDUCATION 35,366.85; COVENANT HARBOR 36,522.21; RESEARCH FOR BETTER TEACHING 36,731.25; WEIDENHAMMER SYSTEMS CORP 37,276.20; EDWARDS YMCA CAMP & CONF CTR 37,422.00; SUMMIT SCHOOL, INC. 38,252.34; SEAL OF ILLINOIS 38,254.59; UNGARETTI JOY 38,328.58; GYMNASIUM MATTERS, LLC 41,727.00; HUB INTERNATIONAL MIDWEST LIMITED 42,000.00; OCONOMOWOC DEVELOPMENTAL CENTER 42,261.34; JAMF SOFTWARE 42,808.50; CINTAS 43,499.29; SCIENTIFIC LEARNING 45,000.00; MIDWEST APPLIED SOLUTIONS 46,508.20; SCHOLASTIC, INC. 46,614.66; ONCALLERS, INC. 46,761.39; FRANCZEK RADELET & ROSE ATTORNEYS AT LAW 46,853.00; BOARD OF EDUCATION DIST #97 47,764.99; CAMELOT THERAPUTIC SCHOOLS LLC-DES 49,336.16; MENTA ACADEMY HILLSIDE 49,567.66; MC ADAM LANDSCAPE INC 51,658.58; UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS LEARNING SCIENCES 52,225.00; CONWAY PAMELA 53,496.72; CENTURY RESOURCES 53,945.81; UNUM LIFE INSURANCE CO. 54,090.00; A T & T 54,624.58; RSM US LLP 55,750.68; UNUMPROVIDENT CORPORATION 56,203.53; NORTHWEST EVALUATION ASSOC. 56,750.00; KIRTLEY TECHNOLOGY CORP 57,999.00; CHILD’S VOICE SCHOOL 58,113.32; LOWERY MCDONNELL 58,359.00; TNS, INC. 75,541.56; W W GRAINGER INC 75,886.54; PARKLAND PREPARATORY 76,061.29; STATE DISBURSEMENT UNIT 77,003.16; CHICAGO OFFICE TECHNOLOGY 79,607.27; GLENOAKS THERAPUTIC DAY SCHOOL 79,736.10; HEINEMANN PUBLISHING 82,537.20; POWERSCHOOL GROUP LLC 84,874.50; HYDE PARK DAY SCHOOL 86,945.97; MAXIM STAFFING SOLUTIONS 88,145.25; INLANDER BROTHERS, INC. 89,182.72; BLUE CAB 90,467.74; ROBBINS SCHWARTZ, NICHOLAS LIFTON & TA 104,253.79; S A S E D 104,728.00; COVE SCHOOL 104,984.32; HODGES, LOIZZI, EISENHAMMER, RODICK & 106,727.67; JOSEPH ACADEMY MELROSE PARK 106,737.60; MURNANE PAPER CO 111,787.21; SONIA SHANKMAN ORTHOGENIC SCHOOL 117,091.67; ECRA GROUP, INC. 118,459.83; TEACHERS RETIREMENT SYSTEM 119,469.51; PARKLAND PREPARATROY ACADEMY 120,690.22; VALIC 120,930.17; BOB’S DAIRY SERVICE 124,989.91; EASTER SEALS METROPOLITAN 125,008.84; NEW HORIZON CENTER 125,141.04; CHASE EQUIPMENT FINANCE 126,881.99; COOPERATIVE ASSOCIATION FOR SPECIAL E 130,988.38; BOB ROGERS TRAVEL 137,846.00; GIANT STEPS 145,442.52; NSSEO (WESTBROOK SCHOOL) 162,720.14; APPLE COMPUTER INC 171,171.70; COMMON CORE CLASSROOMS PROFESSIONAL DE 175,905.01; VILLAGE OF OAK PARK 180,647.87; VILLAGE OF OAK PARK 188,522.66; CANON FINANCIAL SERVICES, INC. 190,226.46; T.ROWE PRICE TRUST CO RETAIL RETIREMENT 208,212.72; BRITTEN SCHOOL 215,876.24; COMCAST BUSINESS 219,855.35; SOARING EAGLE ACADEMY 237,632.84; CONSTELLATION NEW ENERGY GAS DIVISION 261,270.73; CLIC 266,532.00; CDW CORPORATION 293,494.70; ABBEY PAVING COMPANY, INC. 299,984.07; DE LAGE LANDEN PUBLIC FINANCE 300,250.00; DIST 97 FIRST COMMONWEALTH 320,245.05; SELF 332,261.00; FIDELITY INVESTMENTS 348,515.65; PARK DISTRICT OF OAK PARK 380,273.83; RUSH DAY SCHOOL 567,048.90; BMO MASTERCARD MC CORP CLIENTS PAYMENT C 577,361.32; STR PARTNERS, INC. 626,448.27; OPRF HIGH SCHOOL FOOD SERVICE 659,337.76; MID AMERICAN ENERGY 952,747.16; PASCH & SONS CONSTRUCTION 1,343,271.30; LAKEVIEW BUS LINE 3,363,390.65; BULLEY & ANDREWS 4,466,931.88


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Wednesday Journal, November 30, 2016

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REACHES SIX SUBURBAN COMMUNITIES: OAK PARK, RIVER FOREST, FOREST PARK, BROOKFIELD, RIVERSIDE, NORTH RIVERSIDE, AND PARTS OF CHICAGO

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Substitute Teachers Needed for River Forest Public Schools District 90. Must have Valid Illinois Teaching License; Professor Educator License with Endorsements (PEL); or, Substitute Teaching License (SUB); or Educator License with Stipulations with a Para-professional Educator Endorsement (ELS). Required Certification: Current State of Illinois Professional Educator License or Substitute License Certificate must be registered in West Cook Region 06. Working Conditions: Available to work on an as-needed basis for Early Childhood through 8th grade classrooms, including core subjects, art, music, physical education and special education. Position not eligible for benefits. Rate of Pay: $105/day for 1-20 days $115/day thereafter Application Procedure: Interested candidates should complete the on-line application available at district90.org. Please do not send hard copies of supporting documentation, i.e.; cover letters, resumes, etc. to River Forest Public Schools. Selection Process: If your qualifications meet the District requirements, a District administrator will contact you directly for an interview and to pick up a document packet from the District office.

HELP WANTED OFFICE MANAGER POSITION Oak Park Economic Development Corporation 104 N Oak Park Avenue Oak Park, Illinois, 60301 OPEDC is seeking an enthusiastic admin professional to join our team. Candidates should have a strong background in administrative functions, such as accounting, payroll, office management and HR. This position is expected to take a leadership role in ensuring tasks are completed accurately and on schedule. For a job description or to submit a resume, please contact admin@opdc.net. Sr. Software Eng: iManage, LLC seeks in Chicago, IL: Sr. Software Eng with BS in Comp Sci, Comp Eng, or Info Tech plus 3 yrs exp in job offered or sub sim pos. Send resume to Peopleops@ imanage.com (ref. no. L3070) or Attn: Recruiting, 540 W. Madison St, Ste 2400, Chicago, IL 60661.

RELIGION 7776 Lake Street, River Forest, IL 60305 708-771-8282 • www.district90.org

Executive Director

The Oak Park Education Foundation (OPEF), a privately funded nonprofit that delivers innovative, hands-on learning experiences to K-8th grade District 97 students by connecting them to mentors and resources in the community, seeks an Executive Director to lead this growing, 27-year-old organization. Working closely with the Board of Directors, staff, District 97, parents, volunteers, and other local organizations, the Executive Director will advance OPEF’s mission of serving the increasing community need for educational enrichment opportunities for all public school students. The public face and main contact of OPEF, the Executive Director is responsible for overall day-to-day management; the development, management and evaluation of programs and carrying out the mission, vision, values and policies as established by the Board of Directors. OPEF’s professional partners share their passion for learning while conducting free, hands-on residencies with more than 4,200 students each year. OPEF also runs BASE Camp, exceptional summer and school-holiday enrichment programs that make learning fun and are grounded in the real world. BASE Camp helps to fund OPEF’s free in-school programming. Located in Oak Park, Illinois, OPEF is governed by an 18-member Board of Directors, has 12 staff and program coordinators, and a $650K budget. Requirements include: Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree; leadership experience in a nonprofit, volunteer or academic-related organization, that includes financial and staff management; experience working with volunteer Boards and knowledge of governance procedures; experience with long term annual planning, budgeting and overseeing project plans; confident in financial forecasting and budgeting; demonstrated experience in developing and executing fundraising strategies; ability to actively cultivate a strong donor base; strong staff management and teambuilding skills; a collaborative decision maker; excellent communication and interpersonal skills; ability to establish good working relationships with community groups and speak publicly as needed; innovative and forward-thinking, with demonstrated commitment to OPEF’s mission, vision and values; must be able to work outside of normal business hours as needed, including evenings and weekends; candidates from Oak Park preferred. How to Apply: OPEF has retained Tuft & Associates to conduct this search. Applicants should email a cover letter and resume in confidence to Tuft & Associates, ATTN: Jill Christie, President; cbabjak@tuftassoc.com

SEARCHING FOR PURPOSE? Find your place with us. We are a church for the whole family with a special ministry for children. Hear relevant messages from God’s Word to help you live with meaning and purpose. We are New Life Community Church 3801 Madison in Brookfield Join us Sundays at 11:30am 708.277.9191 newlifechicago.org/brookfield (meeting at Faith Lutheran Church)

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SUBURBAN RENTALS

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902 S. 3RD AVENUE (behind Aldi) Tired of renting? Why not consider buying an affordable 2BR condo w/ 1000 sq ft of living space on this historic site at less than market rents? Savings are built in from a unique 12 year tax freeze plus lower utility costs from energy saving systems and appliances. Onsite pkg, exterior lighting and enhanced security systems included. Be among the first to benefit from this unique project in which the buyer can have input into the individual unit(s). Call 708-383-9223.

SUBURBAN RENTALS FOREST PARK CONDO Spacious 3 bedroom 2 bath condo for rent. Hardwood flooring living room/dining room. Freshly painted. 1 assigned parking space. Heat included. $1450. Contact (630) 697-2994 or (708) 526-3815. OAK PARK FOREST PARK Studio, 1, and 2 BDRM. Heated. Dining room. Parking available. Walk to El. $625-$1250.

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ON AUSTIN BLVD Across from Columbus Park Rooms, 2BR, stove, refrigerator, heat & 1 parking space included. New hardwood varnished floors. $1000 and deposit. Call 708-262-3528. OAK PARK CONDO FOR SALE BY OWNER 643-3 ONTARIO LIGHT AND AIRY 1 bedroom/1bath unit in vintage Praire/John Van Bergen building at Ontario and Linden, Linden Landmark Condominiums. This unit has original finished woodwork throughout including bathroom, enclosed sun porch and kitchen porch, rear deck and stairs to landscaped generous yard, storage and laundry rooms in well maintained basement. Generous living and dining rooms are divided by original leaded glass doors on four bookcases. Kitchen has Poggenpohl cabinetry, 2015 new Liebherr built-in refrig/freezer, new DW, cooktop, oven within last 6 years; new casement windows installed in 2008. Parking rented off alley next door. For sale by owner: 630-215-6213. Wednesday Classified 3 Great Papers, 6 Communities To place an ad, call: 708/613-3333

GLA PROPERTY MANAGEMENT, INC. LaVerne Collins Managing broker

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The 26th annual Cookie Walk at United Lutheran Church is scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 10, starting at 10 a.m. Buyers can fill a box with homemade holidaythemed cookies for $13. They also can buy tickets for a raffle and purchase fair trade items. The church is at 409 Greenfield St. (at Ridgeland) in Oak Park. www.unitedlutheranchurch.org RIVER FOREST OR OAK PARK 1 BR Hardwood floors throughout. Spacious walk-in closets. Storage. Parking. Laundry in building. $800/ mo. Call 708-657-4226.

CITY RENTALS Augusta & Kildare: PERFECT FOR SENIORS Studio Apartment A gorgeous studio apt. features include kitchen, dining room, large living room, walk-in closet, hardwood floors, incl. heat, appliances, and laundry room, in a beautifully landscaped & well maintained building, quite, safe & secure, rent $585.00, for more information call 773-838-8471. Augusta & Harding: Beautiful 2-bedroom condo-like apt, in a sunny, safe, secure 8 unit bldg. Large newly tiled kitchen & bath, hardwood floors, central air, appliances included, tenant pays utilities, rent 785.00, for more information call 773-838-8471.

ROOMS FOR RENT AUSTIN CLEAN ROOM With fridge, micro. Nr Oak Park, Super Walmart, Food 4 Less, bus, & Metra. $116/wk and up. 773-637-5957 Large Sunny Room with fridge & microwave. Near Green line, bus, Oak Park, 24 hour desk, parking lot. $101.00 week & up. New Mgmt. 773-378-8888

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HEARING DATE: December 15, 2016 TIME: 7:00 p.m. or as soon thereafter as the Agenda permits. LOCATION OF HEARING: Room 201 (Council Chambers), Oak Park Village Hall, 123 Madison Street, Oak Park, Illinois, 60302 APPLICANT(S): John C. Schiess, 400 Ashland Avenue, River Forest, IL 60305 OWNERS OF RECORD: 717 South Boulevard, LLC, 3528 Walnut Avenue, Wilmette, IL 60091 SUBJECT PROPERTY ADDRESSES: 715-717 South Boulevard, Oak Park, IL 60302 LEGAL DESCRIPTION: Parcel 1: The North 31 feet of the West 35.55 feet of lot 4 and the North 31 feet of the East 24.45 feet of Lot 5 in Block 3 in Blackstone Addition to Oak Park in the West ½ of the Southeast Âź of Section 7, Township 39 North, Range 13 East of the Third Principal Meridian, In Cook County, Illinois. Parcel 2: The West 35.55 feet of Lot 4 (except the North 31 feet thereof) and the East 24.45 feet of Lot 5 (except the North 31 feet thereof) in Block 3 in Blackstone Addition to Oak Park in the West ½ of the Southeast Âź of Section 7, Township 39 North, Range 13 East of the Third Principal Meridian, In Cook County, Illinois. PINs 16-07400-025 and 16-07-400-026 REQUEST: The Applicant seeks approval of a planned development for a mixed use project consisting of approximately 900 square feet of first floor commercial space, 14 condominium units, and 20 enclosed parking spaces. The applicant is requesting an allowance to increase the building height from 45 feet as required in Section 3.8.1 A(2) of the Zoning Ordinance to a height of 60 feet, an allowance to increase density from the allowed 10 dwelling units as regulated in Section 3.8.1 A(1)b of the Zoning Ordinance to 14 dwelling units, and a request to reduce the number of required parking spaces from 30 as stated in Section 6.2.2(D) of the Zoning Ordinance to 20 parking spaces, but received administrative approval to use the allowed 25% reduction provision which would reduce the request to three (3) parking spaces. Copies of the application and each of the applicable documents are on file and are available for inspection at the Village Hall, Development Customer Services Department, 123 Madison Street, Oak Park, Illinois 60302, during regular business hours, Monday through Friday, between 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Persons with disabilities planning to attend and needing special accommodations should contact the Village Clerkâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Office at 123 Madison Street, Oak Park, Illinois 60302, or call (708) 358-5670. ALL PERSONS INTERESTED IN THESE PROCEEDINGS ARE INVITED TO BE HEARD. David Mann, Chairperson OAK PARK PLAN COMMISSION, Sitting as a Zoning Commission Oak Park, Illinois 60302 Published in Wednesday Journal 11/30/2016

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PUBLIC NOTICES PUBLIC NOTICE Notice is hereby given, pursuant to â&#x20AC;&#x153;An Act in relation to the use of an Assumed Business Name in the conduct or transaction of Business in the State,â&#x20AC;? as amended, that a certification was registered by the undersigned with the County Clerk of Cook County. Registration Number: D16148657 on November 4, 2016. Under the Assumed Business Name of PAPERIKA with the business located at: 14416 S. HARRISON AVENUE UNIT 2, POSEN, IL 60469. The true and real full name(s) and residence address of the owner(s)/partner(s) is: LAUREN AREBALO 14416 S. HARRISON AVENUE UNIT 2 POSEN, IL 60469. Published in Wednesday Journal 11/16, 11/23, 11/30/2016

PUBLIC NOTICE Notice is hereby given, pursuant to â&#x20AC;&#x153;An Act in relation to the use of an Assumed Business Name in the conduct or transaction of Business in the State,â&#x20AC;? as amended, that a certification was registered by the undersigned with the County Clerk of Cook County. Registration Number D16148718 on November 14, 2016 Under the Assumed Business Name of FRESH SENSATIONS CLEANING SERVICE with the business located at: 4545 S. DREXEL BLVD. #3B CHICAGO, IL 60653. The true and real fulll name(s) and residence address of the owner(s) is: SIMONE THORNTON 4545 S. DREXEL BLVD. #3B CHICAGO, IL 60653. Published in Forest Park Review 11/16, 11/23, 11/30/2016

PUBLIC NOTICE Invitation to Bid The Oak Park and River Forest High School District 200 (â&#x20AC;&#x153;the School Districtâ&#x20AC;?) invites the submission of bids from firms (â&#x20AC;&#x153;Biddersâ&#x20AC;?) that wish to provide Fence Padding for Stadium and Practice Field (â&#x20AC;&#x153;Productâ&#x20AC;?) to the School District. The District reserves the right to (i) select one or more Bidders to provide the products outlined herein; (ii) reject any and all bids, including the lowest bids; (iii) to waive immaterial technicalities or minor variances in the bid; and (iv) to accept the bid(s) deemed most favorable to the interest of the District after all bids have been examined and evaluated. The Bid and Exhibits are available for download from the Oak Park and River Forest High School District web site at: 1. www.oprfhs.org 2. Under about us, click on services 3. Then click on Business Office 4. The link for Bids and RFPs will be on the left pane of the page Bidders can attend the Pre-Bid Site Visit held on Wednesday, December 7, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. at Oak Park & River Forest High School, 201 N Scoville Ave, Oak Park, IL 60302. Attendees are to gather and obtain ID badges at the Welcome Center located at Scoville Avenue Entrance 4 near Ontario Street. Bid submissions are due by Thursday, December 15, 2016 at 1:00 PM. Bids received prior to the date will be secure until the Bid submission date. Bids are to be submitted electronically using the districts online system that is used to obtain the specifications and documents. Published in Wednesday Journal 11/30/2016

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PUBLIC NOTICE Notice is hereby given, pursuant to “An Act in relation to the use of an Assumed Business Name in the conduct or transaction of Business in the State,” as amended, that a certification was registered by the undersigned with the County Clerk of Cook County. Registration Number: D16148870 on November 29, 2016. Under the Assumed Business Name of OP FP PARTNERS with the business located at: 7640 WILCOX ST, FOREST PARK IL 60130. The true and real full name(s) and residence address of the owner(s)/ partner(s) is: JULIE LOUISE THOMPSON 7640 WILCOX ST FOREST PARK, IL 60130 PATRICIA EILEEN MCGUINNESS 7640 WILCOX ST FOREST PARK, IL 60130

Chertkow and Chertkow (22019) Attorneys for Petitioner 1525 East 53rd Street Chicago, Illinois 60615 STATE OF ILLINOIS) COUNTY OF COOK )ss Circuit Court of Cook County, County Department, Domestic Relations Division. In re the marriage of Jose G. Torres, Petitioner and Juanita Andrade, Respondent, Case No. 2016D-002033. The requisite affidavit for publication having been filed, notice is hereby given to you, the above named Respondent, that a Petition has been filed in the Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois, by the Petitioner, for Dissolution of Marriage and for other relief; and that said suit is now pending. Now, therefore, unless you, the said Respondent, file your response to said Petition or otherwise make your appearance therein, in the Office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois, Room 802, Richard J. Daley Center, 50 West Washington Street, in the City of Chicago, Illinois, on or before January 3, 2017, default may be entered against you at any time after that day, and a judgment for Dissolution of Marriage entered in accordance with the prayer of said Petition. DOROTHY A. BROWN, Clerk. Published in Wednesday Journal 11/30, 12/7, 12/14/2016

LEGAL NOTICE Chertkow and Chertkow (22019) Attorneys for Petitioner 1525 East 53rd Street Chicago, Illinois 60615

Any individuals or political parties wishing to file nominating petitions for election of offices for Oak Park Township, to be conducted in the April 4, 2017 Consolidated Elections, may do so at the Oak Park Township Hall, 105 S. Oak Park Ave., Oak Park, IL. Petitions may be filed with Township Clerk Gregory White beginning at 9:00 a.m. Monday, December 12, 2016, through the close of business hours at 5:00 p.m. Monday, December 19, 2016. No petitions may be accepted after that time. Persons having questions regarding the filing of petitions may contact the Township Clerk at 708-383-8005, or the Illinois State Board of Elections at 312-814-6440. Published in Wednesday Journal 11/30/2016

PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE TO BIDDERS Processed USDA Commodity Foods and Selected Commercial Foods The Northern Illinois Independent Purchasing Cooperative will be receiving Offers on its Request for Proposals for: Further processed USDA Commodity Foods and Selected Commercial Foods and for provision of Commercial Equivalents when USDA Entitlement is Exhausted. RFP’s must be received by Wednesday, December 21, 2016 at 9:00 AM, in the Business Office, Room 270A, of Oak Park and River Forest High School, 201 North Scoville Avenue, Oak Park, Illinois. RFP’s should be placed in a sealed envelope marked:

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The requisite affidavit for publication having been filed, notice is hereby given to you, the above named Respondent, that a Petition has been filed in the Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois, by the Petitioner, for Dissolution of Marriage and for other relief; and that said suit is now pending. Now, therefore, unless you, the said Respondent, file your response to said Petition or otherwise make your appearance therein, in the Office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois, Room 802, Richard J. Daley Center, 50 West Washington Street, in the City of Chicago, Illinois, on or before January 3, 2017, default may be entered against you at any time after that day, and a judgment for Dissolution of Marriage entered in accordance with the prayer of said Petition. DOROTHY A. BROWN, Clerk. Published in Wednesday Journal 11/30, 12/7, 12/14/2016

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PUBLIC NOTICE CANCELLATION OF CAUCUS Notice is hereby given by Riverside Township Committeeman, Michael J. Zalewski that the Democratic Caucus previously scheduled for Decmeber 6, 2016 at 6:00 PM has been canceled. Liane J. Blauw Riverside Township Clerk Published in Landmark 11/30/2016

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PUBLIC NOTICE Notice is hereby given, pursuant to “An Act in relation to the use of an Assumed Business Name in the conduct or transaction of Business in the State,” as amended, that a certification was regisered by the undersigned with the County Clerk of Cook County. Registration Number: D16148791 on November 22, 2016 Under the Assumed Business Name of BENZKOFER COMMUNICATIONS with the business located at: 201 N HARVEY AVE., OAK PARK, IL 60302. The true and real full name(s) and residence address of the owner(s)/partner(s) is: STEPHAN BENZKOFER 201 N HARVEY AVE. OAK PARK, IL 60302 Published in Wednesday Journal 11/30, 12/7, 12/14/2016

REAL ESTATE FOR SALE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT– CHANCERY DIVISION NRPL TRUST 2015-2 MORTGAGE-BACKED NOTES SERIES 2015-2, BY WILMINGTON SAVINGS FUND SOCIETY, FSB, D/B/A CHRISTINA TRUST, AS INDENTURED TRUSTEE Plaintiff, -v.ALAN M. GLAVANOVITS, ALEGNA COURT CONDOMINIUMS, UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NONRECORD CLAIMANTS Defendants 16 CH 002470 1209 N. HARLEM AVENUE UNIT #8 OAK PARK, IL 60302 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on September 20, 2016, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on December 22, 2016, at The

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Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive–24th Floor, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 1209 N. HARLEM AVENUE UNIT #8, OAK PARK, IL 60302 Property Index No. 16-06-120-044-1006. The real estate is improved with a single family residence. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated on residential real estate at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, in certified funds/or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. No fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring the residential real estate pursuant to its credit bid at the sale or by any mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other lienor acquiring the residential real estate whose rights in and to the residential real estate arose prior to the sale. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in “AS IS” condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g) (1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. You will need a photo identification issued by a government agency (driver’s license, passport, etc.) in order to gain entry into our building and the foreclosure sale room in Cook

County and the same identification for sales held at other county venues where The Judicial Sales Corporation conducts foreclosure sales. For information, examine the court file or contact Plaintiff’s attorney: CODILIS & ASSOCIATES, P.C., 15W030 NORTH FRONTAGE ROAD, SUITE 100, BURR RIDGE, IL 60527, (630) 794-9876 Please refer to file number 1416-00154. THE JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236-SALE You can also visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at www.tjsc.com for a 7 day status report of pending sales. CODILIS & ASSOCIATES, P.C. 15W030 NORTH FRONTAGE ROAD, SUITE 100 BURR RIDGE, IL 60527 (630) 794-5300 E-Mail: pleadings@il.cslegal.com Attorney File No. 14-16-00154 Attorney ARDC No. 00468002 Attorney Code. 21762 Case Number: 16 CH 002470 TJSC#: 36-12701 NOTE: Pursuant to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, you are advised that Plaintiff’s attorney is deemed to be a debt collector attempting to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. I707555

the above entitled cause Intercounty Judicial Sales Corporation will on Tuesday, December 13, 2016 at the hour of 11 a.m. in their office at 120 West Madison Street, Suite 718A, Chicago, Illinois, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, as set forth below, the following described mortgaged real estate: P.I.N. 16-07-323-055-1020. Commonly known as 1041 Susan Collins Lane, Unit 505, Oak Park, Illinois 60302. The mortgaged real estate is improved with a condominium residence. The purchaser of the unit other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by subdivisions (g) (1) and (g)(4) of Section 9 of the Condominium Property Act Sale terms: 10% down by certified funds, balance, by certified funds, within 24 hours. No refunds. The property will NOT be open for inspection. For information call The Sales Department at Plaintiff’s Attorney, Anselmo Lindberg Oliver LLC, 1771 West Diehl Road, Naperville, Illinois 60563-1890. (630) 4536960. For Bidding instructions visit www.fal-illinois.com 24 hours prior to sale. F13020314 INTERCOUNTY JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION Selling Officer, (312) 444-1122

655 SOUTH BOULEVARD CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION; MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC.; TD AUTO FINANCE LLC F/K/A DIAMLERCHRYSLER FINANCIAL SERVICES AMERICAS LLC D/B/A CHRYSLER FINANCIAL; UNKNOWN HEIRS AND LEGATEES OF TEODORA AGUILAR IF ANY; UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON RECORD CLAIMANTS; Defendants, 15 CH 2853 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above entitled cause Intercounty Judicial Sales Corporation will on Friday, December 16, 2016 at the hour of 11 a.m. in their office at 120 West Madison Street, Suite 718A, Chicago, Illinois, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, as set forth below, the following described mortgaged real estate: P.I.N. 16-07-401-030-1007. Commonly known as 655 South Boulevard, Unit 301 North, Oak Park, IL 60302. The mortgaged real estate is improved with a condominium residence. The purchaser of the unit other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by subdivisions (g) (1) and (g)(4) of Section 9 of the Condominium Property Act Sale terms: 10% down by certified funds, balance, by certified funds, within 24 hours. No refunds. The property will NOT be open for inspection. For information call the Sales Clerk at Plaintiff’s Attorney, The Wirbicki Law Group, 33 West Monroe Street, Chicago, Illinois 60603. (312) 3609455 WA14-0494. INTERCOUNTY JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION Selling Officer, (312) 444-1122

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT–CHANCERY DIVISION GREEN TREE SERVICING LLC, Plaintiff, -v.MATTIE BURRELL, MARCUS BURRELL, GENERAL ELECTRIC CAPITAL CORPORATION, DELL FINANCIAL SERVICES LLC, 320 N. AUSTIN CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION, UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS Defendants 14 CH 18854 320 N. AUSTIN BLVD., APT. 1 Oak Park, IL 60302 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on January 14, 2016, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on December 15, 2016, at The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive–24th Floor, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 320 N. AUSTIN BLVD., APT. 1, Oak Park, IL 60302 Property Index No. 16-08-305-025-1001 VOL. 142. The real estate is improved with a single family residence. The judgment amount was $69,522.88. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated on residential real estate at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, in certified funds/or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. No fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring the residential real estate pursuant to its credit bid at the sale or by any mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other lienor acquiring the residential real estate whose rights in and to the residential real estate arose prior to the sale. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in “AS IS”

condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/ 9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. You will need a photo identification issued by a government agency (driver’s license, passport, etc.) in order to gain entry into our building and the foreclosure sale room in Cook County and the same identification for sales held at other county venues where The Judicial Sales Corporation conducts foreclosure sales. For information, contact Plaintiff’s attorney: JOHNSON, BLUMBERG & ASSOCIATES, LLC, 230 W. Monroe Street, Suite #1125, Chicago, IL 60606, (312) 541-9710 Please refer to file number 14-0832. THE JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236SALE You can also visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at www.tjsc.com for a 7 day status report of pending sales. JOHNSON, BLUMBERG & ASSOCIATES, LLC 230 W. Monroe Street, Suite #1125 Chicago, IL 60606 (312) 541-9710 E-Mail: ilpleadings@johnsonblumberg.com Attorney File No. 14-0832 Attorney Code. 40342 Case Number: 14 CH 18854 TJSC#: 36-13066 NOTE: Pursuant to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, you are advised that Plaintiff’s attorney is deemed to be a debt collector attempting to collect

a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. I707839

to its credit bid at the sale or by any mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other lienor acquiring the residential real estate whose rights in and to the residential real estate arose prior to the sale. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in “AS IS” condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g) (1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. You will need a photo identification issued by a government agency (driver’s license, passport, etc.) in order to gain entry into our building and the foreclosure sale room in Cook County and the same identification for sales held at other county venues where The Judicial Sales Corporation conducts foreclosure sales. For information, examine the court file or contact Plaintiff’s attorney: CODILIS & ASSOCIATES, P.C., 15W030 NORTH FRONTAGE ROAD, SUITE 100, BURR RIDGE, IL 60527, (630) 794-9876 Please refer to file number 14-13-22714. THE JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650

(312) 236-SALE You can also visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at www.tjsc.com for a 7 day status report of pending sales. CODILIS & ASSOCIATES, P.C. 15W030 NORTH FRONTAGE ROAD, SUITE 100 BURR RIDGE, IL 60527 (630) 794-5300 E-Mail: pleadings@ il.cslegal.com Attorney File No. 14-13-22714 Attorney ARDC No. 00468002 Attorney Code. 21762 Case Number: 14 CH 000292 TJSC#: 36-13141 NOTE: Pursuant to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, you are advised that Plaintiff’s attorney is deemed to be a debt collector attempting to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. I708078

twenty-four (24) hours. No fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring the residential real estate pursuant to its credit bid at the sale or by any mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other lienor acquiring the residential real estate whose rights in and to the residential real estate arose prior to the sale. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in “AS IS” condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g) (1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. You will need a photo identification issued by a government agency (driver’s license, passport, etc.) in order to gain entry into our building and the foreclosure sale room in Cook County and the same identification for sales held at other county venues where The Judicial Sales Corporation conducts foreclosure sales. For information, examine the court file or contact Plaintiff’s attorney: CODILIS & ASSOCIATES, P.C., 15W030 NORTH FRONTAGE ROAD, SUITE 100, BURR RIDGE, IL 60527, (630) 794-9876 Please refer to file number 14-15-09789. THE

JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236-SALE You can also visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at www.tjsc.com for a 7 day status report of pending sales. CODILIS & ASSOCIATES, P.C. 15W030 NORTH FRONTAGE ROAD, SUITE 100 BURR RIDGE, IL 60527 (630) 794-5300 E-Mail: pleadings@ il.cslegal.com Attorney File No. 14-15-09789 Attorney ARDC No. 00468002 Attorney Code. 21762 Case Number: 15 CH 009679 TJSC#: 36-12160 NOTE: Pursuant to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, you are advised that Plaintiff’s attorney is deemed to be a debt collector attempting to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. I708371

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT– CHANCERY DIVISION U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION AS TRUSTEE SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST TO WILMINGTON TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE, SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST TO BANK OF AMERICA, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION AS TRUSTEE, SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO LASALLE BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR STRUCTURED ASSET INVESTMENT LOAN TRUST MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2005-1 Plaintiff, -v.ELIZABETH L. PURNELL, KENNETH PURNELL JR. A/K/A KENNETH PURNELL, STATE OF ILLINOIS, CITY OF CHICAGO Defendants 14 CH 000292 110 S. HUMPHREY AVENUE OAK PARK, IL 60302 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on November 2, 2015, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on January 4, 2017, at The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive–24th Floor, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 110 S. HUMPHREY AVENUE, OAK PARK, IL 60302 Property Index No. 16-08-305-003-0000. The real estate is improved with a single family residence. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated on residential real estate at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, in certified funds/or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. No fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring the residential real estate pursuant

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT– CHANCERY DIVISION CAPITAL ONE, N.A. SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO ING BANK, FSB Plaintiff, -v.STEVEN C. RUECKERT, MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC. Defendants 15 CH 009679 1323 ASHLAND AVENUE RIVER FOREST, IL 60305 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on October 4, 2016, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on January 6, 2017, at The Judicial Sales Corporation, One South Wacker Drive–24th Floor, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 1323 ASHLAND AVENUE, RIVER FOREST, IL 60305 Property Index No. 15-01-113-006-0000. The real estate is improved with a single family residence. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated on residential real estate at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, in certified funds/or wire transfer, is due within

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disappointing day in court, had s I watched the closing already drained me. seconds of the Class 8A Throw in Oak Park and River football state title game Forest High School’s ongoing on TV, I felt happy for investigation into alleged sexual champion Maine South misconduct involving students, which defeated previously and it’s been a remarkable, trouunbeatable Loyola Academy bling and energy-sapping news/ 27-17. sports cycle. Congratulations to coach While both stories (particularly Dave Inserra and the Hawks, Fenwick) drew major attention who have a rapidly growing and myriad opinions from the haul of six state championmedia and public alike, I quickly ships. Maine South plays the soured on terms like allegations, game the right way, and that investigations, injunctions, a TRO counts for something, espeSports Editor and by-laws. cially after these unforgetI mean the reason I chose sports table, controversy-filled state writing in the first place is that playoffs. it’s fun, the sandbox of any editorial room. After Maine South-Loyola, I clicked off As I caught portions of other football the remote control and felt tired. games this weekend, like Ohio State vs. My lethargy stemmed from more than Michigan and Alabama vs. Auburn, I startjust a full day running around covering ed thinking about the magic great rivalries high school hoops turkey tournaments. can conjure between passionate fan bases. As much as I love high school football, While I realize the season ended in disapthe infamous ending to the Fenwickpointing fashion locally for the Huskies Plainfield North game, which I dubbed and Friars, it’s important to remember the the “Travesty at Triton,” followed by the teams won 18 of 23 games, collectively, and Friars’ entanglement with the IHSA and a

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Huskies win 3 of 5 with significant room for growth on the hardwood By MARTY FARMER Sports Editor

With upcoming games against a mix of area and conference rivals like Hinsdale Central, Fenwick, Downers Grove North and Trinity, the Oak Park and River Forest High School girls basketball team will get a better gauge of its development soon. Until then, the Huskies are off to what head coach J.P. Coughlin already describes as a “decent start.” OPRF won three of five games at the Hinsdale South tournament to kick off the season. Senior center Blair Ripley earned all-tournament honors. For more basketball news The Huskies’ LOG ON TO OAKPARK.COM victories were: 55-51 over Sandburg, 68-47 against Neuqua Valley, and 4640 over St. Edward. “We have a lot of work still to do, but this group expects to win,” Coughlin

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provided steady entertainment for residents and football fans on a weekly basis. That’s something we shouldn’t take for granted. To that end, I offer one suggestion to improve our fortunate lot in the landscape of Illinois high school football. OPRF and Fenwick should play each other in football on an annual basis! Obviously, this is a topic that’s been discussed time and time again, but it’s unfortunate and illogical that the crosstown rivals don’t face off on the gridiron each fall. I’ve heard concerns about security, based on reported fights between students at previous sports events. That’s a valid point, but I really don’t see why a representative number of police officers, school officials and security couldn’t ensure safety for all who attend the game. I believe the students from each school would act responsibly at the game. The schools square off in virtually every other sport. Let’s put some faith in the kids. Based on my experience, I tend to worry more about parental behavior. I’ve talked with people around town and players from both teams. The consensus seems to favor an annual game between OPRF and Fenwick.

said. “They are finding out that varsity basketball is pretty hard.” While several players adjust to varsity level basketball, OPRF can lean on seniors Blair Ripley (14.8 points, 10.8 reBLAIR RIPLEY bounds per game) OPRF forward and point guard Molly Cullinane (7.2 assists, 3.4 assists, 3.6 steals per game) “We play really hard,” Coughlin said. “Our defense has been pretty good so far and we have had our moments offensively. “We are pretty inconsistent right now which you expect with a young team. Fortunately there are a lot of young players, so different people have stepped up each game to pick their teammates up when they have struggled. The hope is that we stay positive and keep getting better as the season progresses.”

It would benefit Oak Park in multiple ways and provide each team a high-profile, resume-building nonconference game. I can picture it in my mind. The Huskies trail Fenwick 34-30 with five seconds left in the fourth quarter at a packed Oak Park Stadium. OPRF’s quarterback Hunt goes back to pass under heavy pressure from Moorman and Taylor. Just before he’s taken to the ground, he gets a throw off to the right corner of the end zone. The 6-foot-6 Scott elevates with Fenwick cornerback Chapman draped all over him. Scott comes down with the ball. Touchdown, touchdown Huskies screams public address announcer Michael LeFevre. OPRF wins! Wait a minute, there’s a discussion among the officials. There’s a debate whether Scott’s feet landed in or out of the end zone. “It’s Kejuan Ratcliff at Glenbard West Part II,” exclaims OPRF superfan Jonna Borgdorff, “but this time I think it’s ruled in our favor.” Perhaps the IHSA should intervene? Wait, scratch that idea. Here’s a better plan. Let’s play the game for real instead of in my mind so your tired sports editor and all of Oak Park won’t have to wonder about who’s the best team in town.


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Tourney MVP from page 56 said. “We finally beat R-B to win this championship.” Up 58-44 entering the fourth, the Huskies built their advantage to 73-50 causing RBHS coach Tom McCloskey to pull his starters midway through the quarter. Along with Scott and Fuller, starters Cameron Gross (11 points, 9 rebounds), Dashon Enoch and Malachi Ross played well as the Huskies’ athleticism, size, speed and depth caused multiple problems for the Bulldogs. With backup senior guards Kelton Pickett and Jack Simpson, plus a bevy of promising “bigs,” including Mike Saleh, Phil Saleh, Eddie Gorens and Charlie Hoehne, the OPRF bench is versatile and deep. “We just wanted to come out with a lot of energy,” Pickett said. “We want to make our defense our offense. It’s fun playing on this team because everybody does their job and takes pressure off one another. We work hard in practice which makes the games easier.” The Huskies boast eight players 6-4 or taller. In other games, OPRF beat St. Laurence 70-52 as Scott and Enoch shared scoring honors with 15 points each. Fuller had 14 points, five assists and five steals and Ross contributed eight points and 12 rebounds. Fuller scored a game-high 14 points and dished out five assists and Gross added 11 points and six boards to lift OPRF past Rich Central 49-34. In their tourney opener, the Huskies crushed Rich East 85-59. Hoehne scored 17 points to lead six players in double figures. The Huskies, who played primarily man-to-man defense, played excellent defense against RBHS. “Our No. 1 goal was to make them count by two not by three,” OPRF coach Matt Maloney said. “Cicenas, Trelenberg and Clanton are all great shooters so we chased them off the three-point arc. “On offense, we felt like we had some mismatches we could exploit inside. Our guards did a nice job feeding the post.” Senior forward Jalen Brooks led the Bulldogs with 15 points, while highly touted senior guards Jalen Clanton and Henry Trelenberg scored 12 apiece. Despite the disappointing result in the finals, the Bulldogs played well overall at their seasonopening home tourney. The Bill VandeMerkt Thanksgiving Classic all-tourney team includes Scott (MVP), Fuller, Trelenberg, Clanton, Rich Central’s Glen Abram and Rich East’s Antron Washington. Since the tournament’s inception in 2003, OPRF has won it twice (2016, 2013) and RBHS six times (2015, 2014, 2011, 2009, 2008, 2003). OPRF (4-0) turns its attention to a Friday, Dec. 2 showdown at 9 p.m. against cross-town rival Fenwick at the Chicago Elite Classic. The Huskies and Friars square off as Friday’s main event game of the two-day tourney, which is hosted by the University of Illinois at Chicago. The prestigious tournament features some of the best teams in

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Isaiah Fuller developed his game immensely over the summer as a multiple threat guard with great vision.(Left) Senior forward Cameron Gross is difficult to defend with his all-court game. both the Chicago area and around the country. For more information, visit www.chicagoeliteclassic.com “That’s going to be a tough game,” Pickett said about the

Fenwick matchup. “We’re going to be put in a lot of game prep work during practice. We are thrilled to be 4-0 and excited to play Fenwick.”


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OPRF wins VandeMerkt title Huskies’ versatility, size spell trouble for host Riverside-Brookfield By MARTY FARMER

Midway through the second quarter, the 6-foot-6, 210-pound Scott threw down a twohanded dunk to cap off a 13-2 run, which hen the Oak Park and River For- extended the Huskies’ lead to 32-17. “I’ve wanted to get a dunk and I got one,” est High School boys basketball team is in full flight, the Huskies said Scott, who is fully recovered from a season-ending knee injury last provide a breathyear. taking style of play. RBHS senior center Calvell OPRF describes this as “Huskie Randall played well in the Havoc.” At their peak, they play paint, scoring nine of his 11 with a potent balance of control points in the second half to and creativity. keep the Bulldogs within strikBy any description, the Husing distance at 36-25. kies’ level of play overwhelmed The Bulldogs’ only lead of host Riverside-Brookfield 79-62 the game occurred on senior in the Riverside-Brookfield swingman Jalen Brooks’ layup Bill VandeMerkt Thanksgiving to go up 6-4. The teams tied Classic final. twice but OPRF essentially The score didn’t seem even controlled the game from start that close. to finish. Senior forward Jared Scott Ignited by three consecutive (24 points, 9 rebounds) set the KELTON PICKETT layups by junior Isaiah Fuller tone early, scoring the Huskies’ OPRF guard (16 points, 7 assists), OPRF had first seven points. He added a an 11-6 spurt to push the lead to 3-pointer and post-up basket 56-42 in the final minute of the to power OPRF to a 17-12 lead third quarter. The 6-1 guard, after one quarter who is a very good passer as “I’m glad we’re gelling this well, kept the decision-making simple. early in the season,” Scott said. “We be“If a defender helps, I pass the ball. If lieve in each other. Our defense was great against R-B. We like to push the ball, but we there’s no help, I go to the basket,” Fuller also can play offense in the half court and See SCOTT on page 55 be patient, smart with our possessions.”

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