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Opioid Crisis: Grabbing a Tiger by the Tail

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The Woodstock Independent

671 E. Calhoun St., Woodstock, IL 60098 Phone: 815-338-8040 Fax: 815-338-8177 Thewoodstock

Chris Reed stands behind the bar at The Other Side, a sober bar in Crystal Lake for people recovering from addiction. Reed became sober at age 19 after using heroin for almost three years.

/LSWPUNHKKPJ[ZÄUKH^H`V\[ Community sees many efforts to address overdose crisis By Susan W. Murray THE INDEPENDENT

Chris Reed’s swift slide into heroin addiction started at age 15 with pot, alcohol, and prescription drugs. After the young hockey player broke his leg, he had a continuous supply of prescription opioids for pain. When he could no longer refill the prescription, he could get a $10 bag of heroin. Heroin was cheaper than opioids, with no doctor involved. “You don’t have to justify your use to your drug dealer,” Reed said . Eventually, the $10 a day turned into $100, and the snorting turned into shooting up. After using heroin intravenously for two years, he landed in jail for possession.

at was not the bottom. In September 2009, he overdosed three times in one week, once intentionally. “It didn’t seem like there was a way out of it,” Reed said. He spent a few days in an Elgin psychiatric ward, but went back to using after his release. Later that same month, he went to a 12-step meeting in Crystal Lake, where he met people who had gotten sober and on with their lives. “ings started to get better,” he said. He got a job, reconciled with his parents who had thrown him out of the house, and “cleaned up [his] court stuff.” Please see Opioids, Page 3


The Independent today concludes a four-part examination of how Woodstock and McHenry County have been affected by the silent, invisible killer of opioid addiction. Oct. 17: Even in the quiet suburbs, opioid abuse has become a problem that touches many people. Oct. 24: Doctors struggle to deal with an addiction epidemic their profession had a hand in causing. Oct. 31: Among the consequences of drug abuse are the related crimes: robbery, burglary and theft. Today: Dealing effectively with the opioid epidemic will take a community-wide effort. Editorial on Page 8.


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Will TIF2 create more public debt? City says this proposal different from ’97 TIF By Larry Lough ;/,05+,7,5+,5;

Woodstock’s current tax increment ďŹ nancing district is still paying off a bond from 2002 that helped to develop Woodstock Station, a project that ďŹ zzled early amid the housing crash a few years later. e TIF now brings in about $600,000 a year, a third of which goes toward retiring the $2.575 million bond that paid to demolish the former Die Cast factory north of the train station and prepare the site for the housing development that created only a handful of townhouses Critics of city ofďŹ cials’ recent plans for a second TIF district have said the proposal could lead to more public debt – as much as $47 million – to ďŹ nance development of a much larger district over the next 23 years. at ďŹ gure was mentioned last week when the TIF’s Joint Review Board heard public comments on TIF2. Among those speaking was Susan Handelsman, who called the current TIF “an abysmal failure.â€? “Woodstock proponents are promising you taxing bodies something later in return for something now,â€? she told the seven members of the board. “... e ‘something now’ is $47 million ... which the Woodstock TIF2 plan empowers Woodstock city to borrow and pledge taxing authority to collateralize, borrow against, and in so doing incur further interest cost. ...â€? She had earlier estimated interest expense could push the total cost to $100 million over 35 years – the original 23 years plus a possible 12-year extension. Although city ofďŹ cials did not dispute her assertion at the review board meeting, Garrett Anderson, the city’s director of Economic Development, said TIF2 would take a “very different approachâ€? to development.

Maybe no debt? Anderson called the original district a “site-speciďŹ c TIF,â€? primarily to pay upfront costs toward development of Woodstock Station. “Number 2 is the opposite of that,â€? he said in an interview. “We have a variety of projects we feel can beneďŹ t. ...â€? And unlike with the Die Cast project, TIF2 sees no immediate need for upfront costs for new developments, he said. “ere could be no issuance of public debt,â€? Anderson said. “at’s not our preference and not our intent.â€?

Instead, he said, TIF2 would reimburse some expenses of developers with future revenues from the district. “We would pay some of those costs back over time,� he said. Critics of the plan come from some members of the Joint Review Board – like Woodstock School District 200 – which fear TIF2’s diversion of new tax dollars will leave local schools without the resources to educate children brought into the system by TIF2-incentivized residential development. Others include a handful of people like Handelsman and Cal Skinner, who fear TIF will increase local property taxes that already are among the highest in the nation. A former state legislator, Skinner said the state law that allows creation of a TIF was so loosely written that any property could qualify for a TIF. “I’m glad I voted against it,� Skinner said of the law. “[TIF2] is going to raise everybody’s taxes, everybody outside the district.�

Land value dropping e review board met Oct. 29 to vote on a TIF2 recommendation to the City Council, but that was postponed after the city’s TIF attorney, Kathleen Orr of Chicago, handed out several documents regarding the law that the city’s new TIF ordinance must comply with. “We want to give you all time to digest this,â€? said City Manager Roscoe Stelford, who was elected chairman of the review board. Whether increased property tax revenues within a TIF come from new construction or ination, a TIF takes the funds to provide incentives for commercial, industrial and residential development. Peter Iosue, senior associate of Teska Associates of Evanston, which did a housing study for the TIF2 plan, explained that by law a new TIF district had to meet a “but-for test.â€? at is, without the incentives offered by a TIF, no developer would consider a project on the undeveloped or underdeveloped property. Handelsman challenged that. “You can do it through non-TIF tax abatements,â€? she said in reference to the city’s Enterprise Zone, which offers local and state tax breaks to businesses that move into or expand inside the zone’s area. Residential developments do not qualify. Iosue noted that the taxable value of land within TIF2 had declined as much as 12 percent over the past ďŹ ve years, which meant decreasing property tax revenue from that land. Economic Development’s Anderson


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The proposed new TIF district would extend from downtown to past Walmart along lake Avenue. said the TIF law allowed many different uses from the funds – “Almost anything but construction costs – materials, labor.� But developers could be reimbursed for costs of design, remediation, marketing studies, and land acquisition, among other expenses. In fact, the City Council already has approved reimbursement for studies involving two housing projects – on the condition that TIF2 is approved. ose are at Woodstock Station and the former Russell Building Supplies property on East Judd Street. And two more studies were on the council’s agenda Tuesday night: the Bohn’s hardware store on Route 47, and a house at 329 Lake Avenue that predated the platting of Woodstock in 1844, according to city documents.


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MCC approves contract for solar field on campus

Representatives from six local taxing units that would be affected by TIF2 attended the Joint Review Boardâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s meeting last week. In addition to Stelford as the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s representative, board members were Carl Gilmore, president of the D-200 Board of Education; Mike Hill, ďŹ re chief of the Woodstock Fire/Rescue District; Sue Brokaw, Dorr Township supervisor; Scott Hartman, deputy administrator for McHenry County; Lynn Cowlin, assistant vice president of ďŹ nance at McHenry County College; and Bonnie Gabel, a faculty member at MCC who was chosen by a vote of the others to be a public member. A public hearing on the TIF2 plan is scheduled for Dec. 4, and a ďŹ nal vote by the council on Jan. 15. Public outreach meetings are scheduled for 6 p.m. Nov. 13 and 2 p.m. Nov. 17. All meetings are at City Hall.


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‘Count your blessings’


e other part of Zeis’ motivation is his past, which includes five or six trips to jail and two short stints in prison – including 62 days in isolation – for drug use. He finally ended up in McHenry County Drug Court after he stole a ring from his aunt and uncle to support his drug habit. His 18 months in outpatient therapy that followed at Rosecrance has led to a weekly gig at the county jail, where he uses his experience to counsel inmates. ose sessions with inmates, Zeis admitted, also have a selfish purpose. “It helps to remind me where I don’t want to go back to,” he said over a cup of coffee in downtown Woodstock, where he lives. “It’s a constant reminder of where I could be with one simple mistake.” Zeis said he started on alcohol and marijuana as a part of life with his eighth-grade friends, and then graduated to cocaine before he unintentionally snorted heroin at a party

Beau Zeis stands on the bandstand at the Park in the Square in Woodstock, where he was among the speakers at a Roar for Recovery rally Aug. 30. He told of his own history of addiction and recovery. where he had been “drinking heavily.” “I thought that it was coke,” he said. “I was hooked right there.” But somehow he lived through all the heroin addiction and petty crime that supported it, and the arrests and incarceration that resulted from it. “I ended up surviving addiction long enough to not want to do it anymore,” he said at the August rally. Not all of his friends did.

Naloxone kept nearby Two months after Zeis had gone clean, his best friend, 25-year-old Zachary Giebel of Pell Lake, Wis., was found dead from a heroin overdose in an Oak Brook hotel room. Zeis remembers the day – Aug. 15, 2016 – that he received a text message about the death. And he recalled getting help from the new friends he had made through Drug Court. So now, Zeis spends an hour every Monday night offering help – and getting help himself – through discussions with jail inmates about his history with addiction. And things are going well for him personally and professionally. At the time of this interview, the tattoo artist was booked solid with weekend appointments for the next month at the Marengo parlor where he works. But he knows enough about drug “disorder” that he doesn’t take his sobriety for granted. He and his wife, a recovering addict herself who has been clean three years, keep two doses of Narcan (naloxone), the overdose resuscitation drug, in their home. And he works hard now to not make that “one simple mistake.”

Spreading Narcan Reed also singled out the McHenry Mental Health Board for praise. “e [number] of things they fund and make happen is impressive,” he said. ose efforts include funding Narcan kits for police squad cars and officers’ training to treat opioid overdoses. Recently, the board supplied the McHenry County Courthouse with Narcan and has reached out to Metra to discuss having Narcan available in train stations on the Northwest line. Reed applauded the Drug Court program as a treatment alternative to incarcerating addicts. According to the National Association of Drug Court Professionals, up to 80 percent of drug abusers commit a new crime (typically a drug-driven crime) after release from prison. About 95 percent return to drug abuse after release from prison. ose efforts have borne fruit. e local number of 2018 overdose deaths is on pace to end up a little over half of last year’s number. ere were 35 fatal overdoses in the county as of Aug. 31, while the total for 2017 was 78. Where’s the service gap? “We don’t have a treatment center or inpatient care or a long-term structured facility,” Reed said. And it’s not just Reed who points out the lack of county residential, Please see Opioids, Page 6

2017 Opioid Overdoses in Illinois Counties

Per 10,000 population

Source: : Illinois Department of Public Health


‘Constant reminder’


“Opioid abuser[s], if released from jail on bond will continue to use opioids and, if necessary, commit crime to fund their habit,” Kenneally said. “Releasing opioid abusers early and before they are required to access services also increases their risk of an overdose.”

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As Beau Zeis talked to a crowd about his decade-long drug addiction, almost-4-year-old Charlee and 2-year-old Layla played at his feet on the bandstand at Woodstock’s Park in the Square. About 75 people attended the rally where he and his daughters appeared in late August, an event sponsored by the McHenry County Substance Abuse Coalition. at’s almost as many people as died from drug overdose in McHenry County last year, when 78 people succumbed to what Coroner Anne Majewski medically refers to as “substance abuse disorder.” Zeis, 29, knows he’s lucky. His motivation to stay clean from drugs over the past 28 months comes from two sources, one of which is his family, which also includes a third daughter, 7-month-old Onyx Rose, and his wife, Amanda. “About 50 percent of it’s them,” Zeis said. “If I didn’t have them ...” He concurs with the theory that family and community are keys to recovery from addiction. “If you have nothing,” he said, “you have nothing to lose.”

Today, Reed owns and operates e Other Side, a sober bar in Crystal Lake for people recovering from substance abuse. He sits on the board of the McHenry County Substance Abuse Coalition, lobbies for bills to address addiction, and runs three Sober Living Houses in Crystal Lake, where recovering addicts stay for 6 to 18 months while they set goals, get jobs, and continue treatment. Reed’s immersion in the worlds of addiction and recovery gives him the vantage point to evaluate McHenry County’s response to the opioid crisis. “You have to count your blessings,” Reed said as he listed the positives. Scott Block, executive director of the McHenry County Mental Health Board, described one. “We have a Substance Abuse Coalition that involves every facet of the community,” Reed said. Added Block, “irty to 40 people get together every month to discuss substance abuse and what can be done.” Second, Reed praised McHenry County State’s Attorney Patrick Kenneally, “who’s passionate about doing something about this.” Kenneally started A Way Out for addicts to turn in their drugs and be evaluated for treatment. He has brought drug-induced homicide charges against people who provided drugs to users who suffered a fatal overdose. Kenneally also supports an amendment to Illinois’ Bail Reform Act that would stiffen the penalty for bail jumping, for the purpose of seeing that addicts get treatment.


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John E. Bersch, 80 John E. Bersch, 80, of Sheboygan, Wis., passed into eternal life on Monday, Oct. 22, 2018, at Sunny Ridge Nursing & Rehabilitation Center. He was born Feb. 8, 1938, in Sheboygan to Frank and Esther (Ries) Bersch. John attended St. Dominic Catholic Grade School and graduated from Sheboygan North High School with the Class of 1955. John’s working years were mainly spent as a delivery truck driver. John loved music and had a rich bass voice. He sang with the Catholic Male Chorus and various church choirs and high school choruses and operettas. John also loved cars and knew the specs and reliability on almost every car ever manufactured. He gladly shared his knowledge with others who were looking to purchase a reliable vehicle. John is survived by three sisters, Joan Schnettler of Appleton, Wis., Esther

(Robert) Vadnais of Woodstock, Ill., and Frances Bigari of Grafton, Wis.; a sisterin-law, Mary Bersch of Mequon, Wis.; and many loving nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Charles, Frederick, and Dennis; and a sister, Mary Belle Werner. Services were held in Sheboygan on Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018. 0U SPL\ VM ÅV^LYZ TLTVYPHSZ TH` IL made to the Maggie Bersch Memorial Fund at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin in John’s name. The family would like to thank the staff of St. Nicholas Hospice for their compassionate care.

Harold Brough, 83 Harold Brough, 83, of Hawthorne, Fla., formerly Richmond and Woodstock,

passed away Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, at his home. He was born in Berwyn, Ill., on Feb. 27, 1935, a son of the late David and Judith (Havranack) Brough. He was married to Georgia Townsend on March 9, 1957, in Woodstock, and she passed away March 3, 2013. Harold He served in the Brough U.S. Army from February 1958 to January 1960. He was a member of VFW, American Legion, and Elks. He worked as a carpenter for several companies, retiring from Ashbach-Vanselow in Mundelein, Ill., after 30 years in November 1998. He was past president of Brough Clan

Scottish Highlanders. Harold is survived by two daughters, Trinda (late: Joel) Henson, of Hawthorne, Fla.; Christina (Leo Mattox) Brough, of Gainesville, Ga.; four grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and a brother, David (Karen) Brough, of McHenry, Ill. He was preceded by a sister ,Judy Connor. Visitation was from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018, at Ehorn-Adams Funeral Home, 10011 Main St., Richmond. Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 2, 2018, at Ehorn-Adams Funeral Home, Richmond, Ill. Interment was in McHenry County Memorial Park cemetery in Woodstock, Ill., with military honors. 0U SPL\ VM ÅV^LYZ TLTVYPHS JVU[YPbutions to Disabled American Veterans 2122 W. Taylor St., Suite 104 Chicago, IL 60612 or St. Jude’s Children’s Research, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. For information, please call 815 6787311 or visit

arrested Oct. 29 on a charge of contempt of court.

4:37 p.m. – 8200 Mason Hill Road, trafÄJ HJJPKLU[ ^P[O PUQ\YPLZ" [Y\JR HTI\lance, shift commander 6:29 p.m. –2000 block of Williow Brooke Drive, lockout; engine 6:52 p.m. – 200 block of Fieldstone Drive, unintentional transmission of alarm; engine

PUBLIC SAFETY LOG Woodstock Police Department Q Santiago Barranco-Escobar, 36, Capron, was arrested Oct. 26 at U.S. 14 and Route 120 on charges of driving under [OL PUÅ\LUJL KYP]PUN \UKLY [OL PUÅ\LUJL with blood-alcohol over 0.08, driving with license revoked; operating an uninsured motor vehicle, and driving on the wrong side of the road. Taken to hospital. Notice to appear. Court date Nov. 29. Q Travis T. Flight, 27, Woodstock, was arrested Oct. 27 in the 1200 block of Lake Avenue on a charge of retail theft. Released after posting 10 percent of $1,500 bond. Court date Nov. 15. Q Travis T. Flight, 27, Woodstock, was arrested Oct. 30 in the 300 block of Lincoln Ave. on charges of burglary, theft, possession of burglary tools, and criminal damage to property. Held without bond. Court date to be set. Q Jonathan M. Franzen, 21, transient, was arrested Oct. 30 in the 400 block of South Eastwood Drive on charges of burglary and a Stephenson County warrant charging failure to appear. Held on $681 cash bond and bond to be set. Court date to be set. Q Lisa L. Malinowski, 46, Marengo, was arrested Oct. 31 in the 2200 block of North Seminary Avenue on two McHenry County warrants charging failure to appear. Taken to hospital. Bond set at $20,000. Court date to be set. Q Peter J. Fallaw, 43, transient, was arrested Nov. 1 in the 100 block of West South Street on a charge of battery and two McHenry County warrants charging failure to appear. Held on $6,000 and $1,500 bonds. Court date to be set. Q Ryan K. Fleming, 20, Woodstock, was arrested Nov. 1 in the 800 block of

Pleasant Street on a charge of unlawful possession of cannabis. Released after posting 10 percent of $1,500 bond. Court date Nov. 20.

4J/LUY`*V\U[`:OLYPMM»Z6MÄJL Q Christopher L. Birong, 45, Woodstock, was arrested Oct. 23 on charges of delivery of controlled substances and possession of controlled substance. Q Vernon E. Milton, 45, Woodstock, was arrested Oct. 24 on charges of driving on suspended license, uninsured motor vehicle/bodily harm, and speeding 15-20 mph above limit. Q Adam B. Packer, 23, Wonder Lake, was arrested Oct. 26 on charges of criminal trespass to a vehicle, driving with YL]VRLKSPJLUZLÅLLPUNH[[LTW[[VLS\KL police, and speeding 21-25 mph above limit. Q Alyssa M. Zamorano, 27, Woodstock, was arrested Oct. 26 on a charge of displaying false insurance card. Q Nicole M. Susanke, 27, Wonder Lake, was arrested Oct. 27 on two counts of battery/making physical contact. Q William R. Gianos, 22, Wonder Lake, was arrested Oct. 27 on a charge of driver’s license expired more than one year. Q Luis F. Santillan, 20, Wonder Lake, was arrested Oct. 27 on a charge of possession of cannabis of 10-100 grams. Q Brian J. Kirchner, 28, Wonder Lake, was arrested Oct. 28 on a charge of domestic battery/bodily harm and interfering with reporting of domestic violence. Q Jesse A. Williams, 37, Woodstock, was arrested Oct. 29 on a charge of retail theft of merchandise less than $300. Q Fidel Polanco, 41, Woodstock, was

Charges are only accusations of crimes, and defendants are presumed innocent unless proved guilty.

Woodstock Fire/Rescue District Fire Runs indicates units dispatched and what was found at the scene. Ambulance calls of Woodstock Fire/Rescue District are reported here in number only. EMS calls for Oct. 25-31: 71 Fire Runs Oct. 25

1:45 a.m. – U.S. 14 and Edgewood +YP]L [YHMÄJ HJJPKLU[ ^P[O UV PUQ\ries. Ambulance, shift commander, ambulance 1:13 p.m. – 14400 block of Kishwaukee Valley Road, unintentional alarm sys[LTHJ[P]H[PVUUVÄYL"ZOPM[JVTTHUKLY engine, ambulance, truck 4:36 p.m. – 600 block of Washington Street, gas leak; truck, ambulance, shift commander 7:19 p.m. – 200 block of Main Street, unintentional smoke detector activation, UVÄYL"LUNPUL Oct. 26

2:12 p.m. – 500 block of West South Street, system malfunction; engine 7:23 p.m. – U.S. 14 and Washington :[YLL[[YHMÄJHJJPKLU[^P[OPUQ\YPLZ"[Y\JR shift commander, three ambulances 11:05 p.m. – 300 block of Leah Lane, lockout; truck Oct. 27

11:48 a.m. – 700 block of Oak Street, [YHMÄJHJJPKLU[^P[OPUQ\YPLZ"[Y\JRHTI\lance, shift commander

Oct. 28

1:28 a.m. – 300 block of Tanger Drive, lockout; engine 3:52 p.m. – 800 block of Victoria Drive, assist police or other agency; truck, ambulance Oct. 29

10:40 a.m. – 400 block of East Calhoun Street, smoke or odor removal; truck 7:12 p.m. – 2400 block of Hartland Road, unintentional smoke detector acti]H[PVU UV ÄYL" ZOPM[ JVTTHUKLY [Y\JR engine Oct. 30

10 a.m. – 600 block of Washington Street, electrical wiring/equipment problem; truck 4:54 p.m. – 500 block of West South Street, unintentional smoke detec[VY HJ[P]H[PVU UV ÄYL" ZOPM[ JVTTHUKLY truck, engine 6:59 p.m. – Madison and Calhoun Z[YLL[Z [YHMÄJ HJJPKLU[ ^P[O UV PUQ\YPLZ" engine, ambulance, shift commander Oct. 31

1:36 a.m. – 400 block of West Jackson Street, unintentional detector activation, UV ÄYL" ZOPM[ JVTTHUKLLY [Y\JR HTI\lance, engine 2:01 p.m. – 100 block of Bagley Street, carbon monoxide detector activation, no CO; truck 5:07 p.m. – 300 block of Pleasant Street, power line down; truck


In the Oct. 31 edition of The Independent, a story on a public hearing about a proposed solar farm in Bull Valley misspelled the last name of Nancy Sobol, a member of the Village Planning and Zoning Board. We regret the error.

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Dorothy A. Silliman, 97 Dorothy A. Silliman, age 97, of Oconomowoc, Wis., formerly from Woodstock, Ill., passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018. Dorothy is survived by her children, Gregory (Sharon) Silliman, Scott (Carol) Silliman, and DeeAnn (Len) Hadovski; her

nine grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; her three sisters; along with nieces, nephews, family and friends. Dorothy is preceded in death by her loving husband, Walter Silliman, along with her parents and her two brothers and eight sisters. Private family Dorothy A. services were held. Silliman A future burial will be held at Oakland Cemetery in Woodstock, Ill. The family would like to give special thanks to the staff at AngelsGrace Hospice in Oconomowoc, for the loving care shown to mom and the family. Donations in Dorothyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s name are appreciated to either AngelsGrace Hospice or to Wilkinson Woods Assisted Living in Oconomowoc.


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Cyndra L. Relue, 58, of Woodstock, died Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018, at Northwestern Medicine Hospital-Huntley. She was born July 23, 1960, in Munich, Germany, to Paul and Peggy (Worm) Miotto. She was a graduate of Woodstock Community High School, where she played in the band. She participated in girls softball, and took some college courses at McHenry County College before beginning her career as a court clerk for Judge Arnold. She later worked at Sullivan Foods in Marengo. She loved camping at the family farm in Illinois and camping in Wisconsin. She especially loved her family, and they loved her. She is survived by her mother, Peggy Miotto; a son, Luke (Shirley) Tomaske; H KH\NO[LY (ZOSL` Ă&#x201E;HUJt >PSSPHT Tomaske; brother Guy Miotto; grandchild, Connor Tomaske; nieces and nephew, Dawn, Heather, Josh and Melissa; also

nine great-nieces and -nephews. She was preceded in death by her father, Paul Miotto. The memorial gathering will be held at Grace Lutheran Church, 1300 Kishwaukee Valley Road, Woodstock, on Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018, from 9 a.m. until the 11 a.m. Memorial Service. Interment will be in McHenry County Memorial Park cemetery at a later date. Contact the funeral home at 815-3381710 or see the Schneider Leucht Merwin & Cooney website at for information.

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Gilbert J. Carroll Jr. of Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., passed away Oct. 30, 2018, in his home surrounded and cared for by his loving family. He was born on the family farm, Dec. 27, 1922, in Hartland, Ill., to Gilbert J. and Rose A. Gilbert J. (McCabe) Carroll. Carroll Jr. Following his military service in the Army during WWII and upon completion of his college degree from the University of Illinois, he married Bonnie J. Ferguison on Feb. 18, 1950, in St. Patrickâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Church in Hartland. They began married life in Woodstock, and his career in sales with Kraft Foods took them to Chicago, Rockford, Elk Grove Village, and ultimately to Wiesbaden, Germany, where he worked for eight years. He and Bonnie retired to Ponte Vedra Beach, where he enjoyed golf, reading, studying a good balance ZOLL[ HUK ZPWWPUN H Ă&#x201E;UL ZJV[JO VU [OL back porch in the evening. He will be remembered for his strength of character, strong positive attitude and gentlemanly ways. He is survived by his daughter, Maureen Bridget Farris of Ponte Vedra Beach; a son, Michael T. (Darla) Carroll of Manawa, Wis.; three grandchildren, Edward Farris of Ponte Vedra Beach, Ryan Carroll of Manawa, Nathaniel Carroll of Winneconne; three great-grandchildren; a sister, Julia Ann Howell; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; his loving wife of 50 years, Bonnie; brothers John and Edward Carroll; an infant brother; and a son-in-law, Bryce Farris. A gathering of friends and relatives was held on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018, at St. Mary Catholic Church, 312 Lincoln Ave., in Woodstock from 10 a.m. until the 11 a.m. Funeral Mass. Interment followed in Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Woodstock. For information, contact the Schneider Leucht Merwin & Cooney Funeral Home at 815-338-1710, or visit www.slmcfh. com.

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inpatient beds as the gaping hole in treating addiction. Everyone interviewed for this series who works with substance abusers mentioned it. e county needs “a 30- to 40-bed treatment center, county or state funded, [where] insurance is not necessary,” said Mike McGehee, an exaddict and a graduate of Drug Court. “It should be county-run with an oversight committee,” he added, “with six months of outpatient care after release.”

Residents have options to dispose of medicines By Susan W. Murray THE INDEPENDENT

To follow the advice of Woodstock Police Chief John Lieb to get unused drugs, particularly prescription opioids, out of the house requires only a little effort by local residents who have twice-yearly opportunities to participate in Take Back Days as well as 24/7 access to drop boxes around town for unused-drugs. e reasoning behind the urgency to dispose of leftover prescription opioids lies in a 2016 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, which indicated “a majority of abused prescription drugs were obtained from family and friends, often from the home medicine cabinet.” at same survey pegged the number of Americans who misused controlled prescription drugs at 6.2 million. Writer Jeanne Moser and her husband, Jim, initiated the Zero Left campaign after their son, Adam, died in September 2015 of an overdose of prescription painkillers – “that were in our New Hampshire home’s kitchen, next to canned goods, plates, and glasses,” Jeanne wrote in the Chicago Tribune on Aug. 5. “Ordinary stuff,” she explained. “Now we have extraordinary grief.” “e availability of opioids leads to overuse,” Moser continued. “Overuse leads to addiction. Addiction leads to death. But when you have zero opioids left at home, you’re preventing the deadly chain of events from starting.”

Drop-off locations e Oct. 27 Take Back Day at the police station was the 16th collection in the past eight years. “I’m proud to say that the Woodstock Police Department has participated in every single [one],” Chief Lieb said. Residents need not wait for Take Back Days to dispose of medication, however. When DEA sponsorship of Take Back Days looked iffy, then-Woodstock Police Chief Robert Lowen and Lieb found financing from the McHenry County Substance Abuse Coalition and District 200 to place a drop box in the lobby of the police station, at 656 Lake Ave. e unlocked door to the station’s lobby allows residents 24-hour access to the box.

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Jeanne Holm of Woodstock hands a sack of unused medication to 7H[YVS6MÄJLY+HU7H\SL`K\YPUNHKY\N¸;HRL)HJR¹KH`6J[H[[OL Woodstock Police Department. Detective Sgt. Josh Fourdyce (also pictured) said drugs collected during the four-hour event would be taken to Chicago for incineration by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency. In addition, 13 other county police departments have drop boxes in their station houses. In Woodstock, Walgreen’s, 305 S. Eastwood Drive, has a drop box, as does the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office, 2200 N. Seminary Ave. Laura Crain, executive director of the McHenry County Substance Abuse Coalition, estimated that the WPD drop box took $360,000 a year in drugs off the street in Woodstock. “at thing gets filled up all the time,” Lieb said of the mailbox-sized container that can hold up to 50 pounds. To this point, the police department has had to store the contents of the drop box for six months, until everything can be turned in on a DEA Take Back Day. In April, the department dropped off 1,387 pounds of drugs to the DEA for destruction. Since then, an additional 461 pounds has been collected, including 172 at the Oct. 27 Take Back day in the station’s parking lot, Lieb reported. e drugs are taken to Chicago, where the DEA incinerates them.

Local disposal soon To avoid local police departments’ storing of collected drugs for six months, the county recently bought an incinerator with funds from the McHenry County Mental Health Board, Crain reported. e incinerator should arrive at the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office and be available to police departments by the end of the year, she added. “ere will be a burn schedule made available to all McHenry County police

departments to destroy medications collected from the public,” Crain said. “It is a smaller incinerator that is also portable if a department prefers to take it back to their location.” For people who have their prescriptions filled at Walmart, the company announced in January that it would begin providing to customers, at no cost, an opioid disposal system known as DisposeRx. According to an announcement on Walmart’s website, “e small packet contains ingredients that, according to the manufacturer, when emptied into a pill bottle with warm water, ultimately enable patients to responsibly dispose of leftover medications in their trash.” In an Oct. 16 advisory, the Food and Drug Administration recommended that some unused medications be flushed down the sink or toilet “to help prevent danger to people or pets in the home,” particularly when a Take Back Day or drop box option is not available. “ere is a small number of medicines that may be especially harmful and, in some cases, fatal with just one dose if they are used by someone other than the person for whom the medicine was prescribed,” according to the FDA website. Fourteen categories of medications under 43 brand names meet those criteria, including opioids such as Demerol, Dilaudid, Oxycontin, and Percocet. For the complete list of medications and further information, visit the Disposal of Unused Medicines: What You Should Know page at www. .

Funding is the main obstacle, according to Sara Lemke, a certified drug and alcohol counselor for AMITA Health. No agency has enough money to finance such a facility, so private donors would have to step up. Often, addicts have financial issues that are “a barrier to treatment,” Lemke said, and insurance companies are “incentivized not to pay.” puts the cost of a 30-day stay at an inpatient facility at $14,000 to $27,000. Lemke has put in requests with insurance companies for patients for 30 days of inpatient treatment at a facility outside the county, and approval comes back piecemeal for four-day stays, then maybe another two days. Lemke said that stays tend to fall between 14 and 21 days. “It’s an outrage,” Lemke said. People who are “in the darkest, messiest place of life” cannot get treatment. An inpatient facility would improve access to medication-assisted treatment with methadone, Suboxone, or Vivitrol, which must be administered by doctors, Block said. In the Nov. 15, 2017, edition of Vox, German Lopez reported that “medication-assisted treatment can cut the all-cause mortality rate among addiction patients by half or more.” “We can’t wait for the cavalry to arrive,” Kenneally said. “We need money for beds and treatment facilities.” e stigma of addiction also stands in the way. “e community perspective needs to change,” Lemke said. “Everybody knows someone with a drug or alcohol problem.” While Lemke believes that McHenry County is ahead of other collar counties that are “just starting” to address the opioid crisis, “It’s not fast enough,” she said. “e sense of urgency needs to be greater from the community as a whole.

ER doc leads effort to limit opioids use


Overdosing led to prescribing change By Susan W. Murray THE INDEPENDENT

In July, Campagna ran a report for the period from April 1 to June 30, 2017, and saw there had already been a significant change in prescribing behaviors. Discussions continued in the emergency department about the responsible prescription of narcotics, and quarterly reports revealed to ER physicians how they ranked in prescribing behavior. In the one-year period from December 2016 to December 2017, opioid


Dr. Daniel Campagna says more judicious prescribing of opioids has resulted from his quarterly reports on the number of prescriptions that emergency room doctors wrote for discharged patients. “We still touch base on this topic regularly,” Campagna said, “and everybody knows I’m still looking at the data.” prescriptions decreased 51 percent. Six months later, the three emergency rooms had reduced opioid prescriptions by 71 percent. Campagna reported a rise in physician and nursing satisfaction in light of the of rankings and the lower number of opioid prescriptions. “It was frustrating to have a person who complained of chronic back pain and who said they [had] received a narcotic from another physician,” Campagna said. “It was creating burnout with our colleagues because we all knew that giving narcotics is an undesirable way to treat most patients.” Today, 4.1 percent of patients discharged from Northwestern Medicine’s three emergency rooms in the county receive narcotic prescriptions. Campagna said those were patients with severe pain that was best treated with opioids. eir diagnoses include kidney stones, multiple broken bones, severe burns, or cancer pain. In the past, patients might have received opioids for toothaches, migraines, and chronic conditions such as fibromyalgia. “I wouldn’t want to prescribe fewer narcotics than we are now because some patients really do need opiates,” Campagna said, “and now we’re prescribing them to the right patients.” Campagna’s inspiration to run reports on prescribing behavior, known as the Opioid Reduction Initiative, has imparted lessons beyond whittling down the number of prescribed narcotics. “From a physician group standpoint,”

Campagna said, “we’ve learned that if we do things together, coming to work is more enjoyable. Transparency is key, and when you don’t know how you’re doing compared to your peers, you may not fully understand how you can improve your practice.”

New approach Michelle Green, media relations manager at Northwestern Medicine, explained the protocol for prescribing narcotics. “If patients who have chronic pain come to the emergency department in pain,” she reported, “they may receive a dose of a narcotic as treatment while they’re at the hospital. “Now, however, emergency department physicians will not provide narcotic prescriptions and [will] instead refer patients to their primary care physicians, who should oversee all of the patients’ medications for the long term.” As the tide ebbs away from the indiscriminate prescribing of opioids of the late 1990s and early 2000s, physicians must educate their patients in the new medical mindset. “e first line for pain treatment does not always need to be a narcotic,” Campagna said. “Most patients are willing and would prefer to try non-narcotic pain medications as a way to treat their pain first. Our main goal is to keep people from developing a narcotic addiction and to protect them from an eventual overdose.”


More than 36,000 McHenry County residents had already voted as of noon Monday, putting this election on pace to equal the early turnout from the 2016 presidential election – a rarity for a midterm. Even though the county ballot has many closely contested local races, more than 15 percent of the county’s registered voters had already made up their minds and voted before Tuesday through the early voting program or by absentee ballot. ey didn’t need to hear the lastminute campaign pitches of candidates for the 14th Congressional District and state offices, who ramped up their Chicago TV messages in the final days before the Nov. 6 election. e airwaves have been filled with mostly “attack ads” on Republican Congressman Randy Hultgren and his opponent, Democrat Lauren Underwood, as well as candidates for governor and attorney general, and even in some Illinois legislative races. Hultgren and Underwood had a joint appearance in Woodstock last week for a Tuesday morning voters forum sponsored by the Woodstock Chamber of Commerce and Industry. It was the fourth of five appearances for Underwood in Woodstock in recent weeks. She had opened a campaign office on the Square, next to Starbucks, where she also staged a rally at noon Monday to kick off some last-minute canvassing in local neighborhoods. Hultgren was in McHenry County again Friday for an appearance with House Speaker Paul Ryan in Spring Grove. For results of Tuesday’s election, visit


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Note to readers: Dr. Daniel Campagna’s schedule did not allow him time for an interview with e Independent. Northwestern Medicine’s Media Relations Manager Michelle Green sat down with Campagna and provided information for this story. After 19 years of medical experience, primarily in emergency rooms, Dr. Daniel Campagna noticed something different and troubling in ER patients. Coming through the doors of the Northern Illinois Medical Center in 2016 were an increasing number of patients who needed treatment for opioid overdoses. Concurrently, media attention spotlighted the growing opioid epidemic, and physicians were beginning to consider how to reduce narcotic prescriptions. In his role as an emergency room specialist, Campagna ran a report on the number of narcotic prescriptions for patients who were discharged from (then) Centegra’s three emergency rooms in McHenry, Woodstock, and Huntley between Oct. 1 and Dec. 31, 2016. e drugs included Norco, hydrocodone, Vicodin, and Percocet. Campagna took the numbers and ranked the ER physicians on the number of narcotic prescriptions written, based on the number of hours worked. “We knew that physicians would appreciate transparency with the data, and they would be motivated by seeing where they ranked among their peers,” Campagna said. “In many cases physicians had no idea that they were outliers who prescribed far more than their colleagues.” In the first months of 2017, Campagna and his physician colleagues regularly talked about opioid prescriptions at department meetings. ey also received additional education about emerging and current medication alternatives to narcotics.


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Deadly health crisis deserves our full effort If we learned anything from e Independent’s four-part series on local opioid addiction, which concludes today, it might be that we had an awfully lot to learn. For one, that this not only can happen in Woodstock and McHenry County, it does happen here – in upscale suburbia. For another, that substance abuse disorder – addiction – isn’t a moral failing, isn’t just a big-city problem, isn’t something that willpower alone can overcome. And maybe most surprising, we learned McHenry County has an unusually high incidence of opioid overdose deaths and a disturbingly high level of prescribing opioids in dosages that can lead to addiction. e 12 articles in the series involved interviews with more than a dozen local sources – in law enforcement, the justice system, medicine, counseling, and other services. And we also told the stories of four recovering addicts themselves – four survivors of addiction. What we found – what we reported – had to surprise a lot of people. Data from the state Department of Public Health shows no county in northeastern Illinois has a higher rate of deaths from opioid overdose. Only Chicago-centered Cook County has a higher per capita number of nonfatal overdoses. And no county in this region has a higher rate of filling opioid prescriptions in a dosage that most puts patients at risk of addiction. Remember the scares we experienced locally this year from West Nile virus and Legionnaire’s disease? Imagine if one of those illnesses had killed nearly 100 people over the past 18 months. Don’t you think the public would be alarmed, would demand that something be done about such a serious local health emergency? Yet that’s how many people in McHenry County have died since January 2017 from drug overdoses: 78 last year (62 of them involving opioids), and 35 deaths this year through Aug. 31 (34 involving opioids). But you hear no public outcry, no community sense of urgency to address this public health crisis. Even if you don’t sympathize with

the addicts who got into drugs as youthful recreation before it became an addiction, you must feel for the many millions of Americans who got innocently hooked through a very familiar drug dealer – their doctor. e “pain revolution” of the late 20th century argued that physicians’ long-standing reluctance to liberally use narcotics had caused the needless suffering of their patients, and that – based on incomplete research and aggressive marketing – opioids were not really as addictive as previously believed. Because they are by far the most effective treatment for pain, then why not use them more often? Now that we know better, society is left to try to undo the two decades of damage of opioid abuse that led many victims to cheaper heroin, fentanyl, and deadly combinations that even street dealers don’t know what they’re selling. As we report today, a more aware community – the police and prosecutor, the courts and counselors, the doctors and detox services – appears to be making headway. Overdose deaths, while still too high, have fallen sharply over the past year. We would like to think that the combined efforts of so many devoted individuals and agencies – along with the routine use of naloxone to revive people who suffer overdoses – are making a difference. But we will continue to watch, and hope. In his book “Dreamland: e True Tale of America’s Opiate Epidemic,” Sam Quinones reported on the evolution from denial to acceptance to action by parents who lost their children to fatal overdoses, many who had started taking prescribed opioids to handle routine pain from

minor injuries. As they wrote the obituaries, the parents – while celebrating the lives of their children – became increasingly honest about the cause of death. Quinones tells of one Ohio couple who wrote in their child’s obituary: “ey say it takes a community to raise a child. It takes a community to battle addiction.” Woodstock and McHenry County are battling addiction. It’s up to us all to make sure we succeed.


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embroidered names arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t for their beneďŹ t, theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re for ours â&#x20AC;&#x201C; the customers. We can make a personâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s day by personalizing our thank you. And, as Mary Elizabeth did, thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s power in personalizing a thank you to a family member. at goes for thank yous to friends, neighbors and co-workers, too. ereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s also power in thank you notes â&#x20AC;&#x201C; especially ones that are handwritten and snail mailed. I appreciate a thank you that is emailed or texted, but I take special pause when I receive a thank you note in the mail. A handwritten thank you takes a bit more time, and the recipient knows it. Saying or writing thank you frequently during the day has as positive an effect on the initiator as it does on the recipient. Go for it.

implication, every gesture involved. So, yes, everything a newspaper reports is â&#x20AC;&#x153;out of context.â&#x20AC;? It canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be avoided. Some of the Larry advertising mesLough sages are sub,KP[VYPHSPaPUN jective; none are objective. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Too extreme for Illinoisâ&#x20AC;? is a popular phrase; Democrats and Republicans alike use it. Misrepresenting an opponentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s connection to an unpopular politician is another common technique. Republicans have tried to link nearly every Democrat to Mike Madigan. In deep blue Illinois,





















Arriving in Woodstock is year, I am sparing you my almost annual replay of the Wormleys-moving-to-Woodstock column. Please know the 35th anniversary of our arrival Nov. 1 was noted by our family. Little did we know how warmly we would be welcomed and how deep and wide our roots would spread in this community. ank you, Woodstock! We are truly blessed to have moved here. Cheryl Wormley is publisher of e Woodstock Independent. Her email is

Finally, that campaign is behind us Letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s see a show of hands: How many of you are happy the campaign of 2018 is over because you couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t stand to hear one more political ad on television? e code needed to interpret those ads is pretty simple: If the commercial is promoting a candidate, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s an exaggeration; if itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s talking about an opponent, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a lie. While all ads are factually accurate to some (small) degree, they lack enough information to be contextually accurate. at is, you can tell half (or less) of a story factually, but the truth is lost in the facts that are omitted. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Taken out of contextâ&#x20AC;? is an easy charge to make. As someone once suggested, everything is out of context because itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s impossible to provide every detail, every word, every

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Democrats often tied their Republican foes to President Trump. ese messages canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t hope to win converts; theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re done to keep the party base in line, and perhaps fool a fence-sitting independent. Of course, they are created based on inexact and unreliable polling that shows what motivates voters â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and what frightens them. Fear is a powerful motivator. So, we wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have to suffer through that again until the election of 2020 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; campaigning for which is already underway. But the TV ads shouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t start until late 2019. Enjoy the respite. Larry Lough is editor of e Woodstock Independent. His email is larry@
















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I noticed how at a restaurant she would use the waitpersonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s name as she said thank you. It personalized her message, making it even more Cheryl special. Wormley I began doing +LJSHYH[PVUZ the same. ink about it â&#x20AC;&#x201C; a waitperson at a sit-down restaurant almost always introduces him/herself. I found an easy way to remember the name was to use it once or twice when ordering or when the food is brought to the table. Doing so made dining experiences even more enjoyable. en, when leaving, I, too, could personalize the thank you. When I forget a personâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s name, I just say, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sorry, please tell me your name again.â&#x20AC;? Most people are grateful that others care to know their names. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s easy when placing an order at a fast-food restaurant to note the name of the person taking orders. ey all wear name tags. You probably already say thank you. Next time, add the personâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s name to your thank you and watch them look up and smile. At some businesses, staff members wear shirts with their individual names embroidered for all to see. e people who work at the business know one another. So, the

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I was really, really tired when I went in to the darkened bedroom to check on granddaughter Mary Elizabeth. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d had a busy, fun day with her two brothers while their parents were away. John is 10, Charles, 8, and sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 4 ½ (the ½ is very important to a 4½ -year-old). Grandpa Jim was in bed, and I had already looked in on John and Charles. Checking Mary Elizabeth was my ďŹ nal effort of the day. e light from the hall was enough to see the curly haired girl lying near the foot of the bed. I reached out, picked her up, and moved her to the other end of the bed, gently placing her head on the pillow. She stirred. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Mary Elizabeth, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m just putting your head on your pillow,â&#x20AC;? I said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;ank you, Grandma,â&#x20AC;? came her sleepy sweet response as she rolled over, seemingly asleep once again. Her from-within â&#x20AC;&#x153;ank you, Grandmaâ&#x20AC;? warmed my heart and refreshed my spirit. ank you is so welcome and so powerful. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s often the ďŹ rst combination of words a child puts together. Most people donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t mess with thank you. Sometimes, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s shortened to thanks. But itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s best left alone, and most effective when combined with a direct address to the person being thanked. Daughter-in-law Rose awakened me to the power of making each thank you even more special by including the personâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s name.



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Students at Mary Endres Elementary School play GaGa ball in the school’s playground pit.

It’s the pits! Foundation grants go GaGa By Jan Dovidio

schools were both awarded $2,500 grants that will benefit all students at both schools for many years to come.” What is GaGa ball? GaGa ball is a high energy, fast-paced sport that has recently become popular nationwide. e sport engages all levels of students of various ages, while “promoting social competence,” Heckmon said. Physical education teacher Julie Joslyn submitted the grant request for Prairiewood Elementary School, while Robert E. Mecklenburg wrote

the application for Westwood Elementary School. “is is another opportunity for students to be physically active during their school day,” Joslyn said. “e GaGa pit will also be available for our community members to use. It provides the neighborhood kids a safe place to go and enjoy playing with their friends on our off days of school. “I cannot wait for the GaGa pit to be installed and to watch my students participate in an activity that benefits them physically, mentally and

socially.” e word “Ga” means hit or touch in Hebrew. A lightweight bouncy ball must hit the ground two times before it is in play; that is the reason for the title “GaGa.” An opponent is eliminated from the pit when he is hit below the knees. e last one left in the pit is the winner. Foundation Grant Selection Committee members are Bridget Belcastro, Martha Hansen, Mark Heckmon, Al Wilson and Assistant Superintendent Keely Krueger.

Sixth Grade First Honors: Paul Falbo, CJ Fragante, Maeve Gross, Emma Katagang, Derek LeitSt. Mary Catholic School of Woodstock zen, Cayden Leonard, Jane McConnell, HUUV\UJLKP[ZOVUVYYVSSMVY[OLÄYZ[X\HY[LY Brett Neuhart, Alex Rewiako, Grace Skiba, Meghan Sullivan, Rosella Wand, Jordyn of 2018-19. Students in grades 6-8 are eligible for the Whalon Second Honors: Corrine Bures, CaroHonor Roll. Students who earn 3.75 or above HYLWSHJLKVUÄYZ[OVUVYZHUKZ[\KLU[Z^P[O line Conner, Ryan Cherniak, Jacob Dowling, Tom Hanlon, Justin Jakubowicz, Max 3.5 to 3.74 are placed on second honors. Kranenburg, Peter Louise, Dan Merryman, Honored students are:

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e D200 Education Foundation awarded two large Impact Grants this year. “is year the D200 Education Foundation awarded two special commemorative grants in honor of the foundation’s 25th anniversary,” said foundation board member Mark Heckmon, who is also a member of the Grant Selection Committee. “Prairiewood and Westwood Elementary


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Sixth-grade students at Creekside Middle School welcomed the McHenry County Schools Environmental Education Program into their classrooms to learn about the countyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s water and how they can take part in keeping our water clean. Students were engaged in discussions, viewed maps connecting to where they live, and took part in an interactive water model showing how we all live downstream and what happens when we donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t care of our water. Here, students surround MCSEEP teacher Larry Fischer.


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He had different fear, different wound from war Vietnam veteran tells the story of his conflict By Tricia Carzoli THE INDEPENDENT

For those who haven’t served in the military, the invisible wounds that come with service often go unnoticed, misunderstood or brushed aside. Dick Hattan wrote “Invisible Scars of War” to begin a discussion about the wounds that veterans and active duty military hold within – sometimes for many years. Hattan, a U.S. Army veteran, struggled with moral injury long before he set foot in Vietnam. “Invisible Scars of War” explores Hattan’s time before training camp, during his service, and the time after his return where he felt solace in the church after years of trying to understand why he felt so much guilt about his time in Vietnam. Hattan grew up in a Roman Catholic home and contemplated becoming a priest. He attended seminary during the Vietnam War, but felt called in a different direction. In 1969, after graduating from Loyola University with a psychology degree – not teaching, which would have earned him a military deferment – he drew No. 178 in the draft lottery. For months, Hattan dwelt upon what lay ahead of him. In his memoir, he explains how he contemplated how he would respond to being asked to break the Fifth Commandment. “Jesus taught peace,” Hattan said. “is just wasn’t what the Jesus I knew would ask me to do.” However, Hattan didn’t see a choice. “No one from the church was speaking out against the war,” he explained. “No one was talking about it – or whether or not it was a moral war.” In Hattan’s mind, it was not a moral war, but he couldn’t escape it. With his draft status now changed from 4-D to 1-A, fleeing the country was not honorable, and he wasn’t sure that joining the Peace Corps would allow him to evade the war, either. “I just kept thinking about the inevitable,” Hattan said. “I was waiting until my number was called and service was behind me to really start my life. And all I could think about was what I was going to do when I was put in a position where I might have to [take


Vietnam War veteran Dick Hattan poses with a copy of his recently released book, “Invisible Scars of War.” He is director of development at Hearthstone Communities in Woodstock, where he also preaches. someone’s life].”

A different fear After the Chicago 10 set fire to records of draft-eligible men, his number eventually came up. ough he didn’t know it at the time, he already had suffered what he explains is his moral injury, and his soul would forever feel a pain he couldn’t understand – until he began studying at Chicago eological Seminary as an adult. A moral injury, particularly in the context of military service, is frequently referred to as the emotional and spiritual impact of participating in, witnessing, and/or being victimized by actions and behaviors that violate core moral values. “I was being yelled at in boot camp every day,” Hattan said. “We were told that we were going to die. Can you imagine that? “I had to think about how I was going to live with myself if I took the life of another, or if I put my men in danger because I didn’t.” e fear he harbored during that time – not a fear of being killed, but a fear of being a part of a war he didn’t agree with, a fear of having to defend

himself, a fear of the unknown – manifested itself later on, after he returned, after he wrestled with his participation in Vietnam. His time in Vietnam was largely administrative, but the fear always loomed before him. Upon returning home, he was expected to assimilate back into society – and forget about the trauma of war. As was the case with many Vietnam veterans, his return home was not one he remembers fondly. “No one threw a party; no one even talked about it,” Hattan said. “I don’t know that they knew what to say. Even my father, a WWII veteran himself, never spoke to me about it. It still bothers me, today.”

Hoping to help As Veterans Day approaches, Hattan explained how he wrestles with his feelings. “When I wear my Vietnam veteran hat, I have to be prepared to talk about it,” said Hattan, who now considers himself a pacifist. “I have to prepare myself that people might come up to me. I am proud to have served my

country – I’m very patriotic. I just wish it wouldn’t have been this way.” Hattan also wrote of his experiences to help other veterans. “[Post traumatic stress disorder], traumatic brain injury and moral injury all are scars we cannot see. … I hope that maybe veterans might be able to name their injury – a moral injury. Giving it a name helped me. I also hope to reach friends and family, so that they might understand moral injury a little more.” Despite the guilt he felt, Hattan never gave up on faith, and eventually attended Chicago eological Seminary. He was ordained in 2015 as a priest in the Independent Catholic Church, which, according to Hattan’s deanery website, is “not affiliated with the Roman Catholic Church.” “Faith has been crucial to understanding my moral injury,” he said. He looked at his experiences through a new lens, and, as he wrote – partly spurred on by his participation in his Voices of Veterans writing group held at TLS Veterans in McHenry – his experiences came flooding back. “I started to visualize my surroundings,” he said. “Writing the book was healing for me. I was able to explain what had been so painful to me that I never spoke of it.”

‘Welcome home’ As a Vietnam veteran, Hattan hopes to help others heal as well. In a chapter titled “No, anks,” Hattan developed a section to explain why the phrase “ank you for your service,” does not resonate with him. Vietnam veterans are a group of people who endured not only a brutal war, but an often painful return. “e most appropriate phrase to say to a Vietnam veteran is, ‘Welcome home,’” Hattan said. “’Welcome home’ allows us to experience the homecoming we didn’t receive,” he explained. “but it also acknowledges that many of us didn’t want to be there. It says all.” Hattan continues to write about his journey on his blog, which can be found at Hattan’s memoir, “Invisible Scars of War,” is available on Amazon. He also will be signing books at Read Between the Lynes, 111 E. Van Buren St., at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10.



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Acoustic trio Bad Penny, a veteran of the Woodstock Farmers Market, will perform Nov. 24 at Stage Left Café.

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Off Square Music will present the trio Bad Penny in concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 24, at Stage Left Café, 125 Van Buren St., on the Woodstock Square. Bad Penny is an acoustic trio based in the northwest suburbs of Chicago. They have become a popular performing group at the Woodstock Farmers Market. Members Wayne Destree, Kevin Kelly

and Jim Zale honed their chops in local bands such as Goin’ South, Axe Grinder and Last Gasp, to name a few. While they still enjoy playing in full-blown rock bands, [OL`ZH`[OL`ÄUKZVTL[OPUNZWLJPHSHIV\[ playing stripped down arrangements of classic rock songs from groups such as The Beatles, Crosby, Stills & Nash, and The Eagles. Vocal harmonies take center stage in Bad Penny shows. Suggested donation is $15. For reservations, email Keith at or call 815-338-5164. TM © 1988 CML

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The logic of ‘later’ – without any delay

Creative Living Series features procrastination By Nathan Willcockson THE INDEPENDENT

If you get around to it, you might want to attend the second of six installments in the Woodstock Fine Arts Association’s 55th annual Creative Living Series. e guest speaker at 10 a.m. ursday, Nov. 15, at the Opera House will be Dr. Joseph R. Ferrari, professor of psychology at DePaul University, who has built an aca- Dr. Joseph R. demic and pro- Ferrari fessional career studying what he considers one of society’s most poorly addressed ills: procrastination. His presentation is titled, “Understanding Procrastination: It’s Not About Time.” Ferrari describes procrastination as a “maladaptive lifestyle” more widespread than depression, alcoholism, substance abuse, panic attacks, and phobias. And yet, he says, “We treat it as just laziness or a time management problem.” Starting in graduate school in the 1980s, after taking a course on “self-defeating behavior” for his

doctorate in psychology, Ferrari became interested in where procrastination fit in the menagerie of psychological disorders. When his professor suggested that someone must have already done a study on the topic, Ferrari hit the library – and found “practically nothing.”

Something different Fittingly, Ferrari wasted no time pursuing his new academic calling. “In graduate school, you’re taught you can either do research that everyone else does and join the bandwagon,” he said, “or you can do something that’s different and novel, and your name becomes synonymous with that field. So that’s why I chose that route.” Since then, Ferrari has published four scholarly works on the topic as well as a popular book, “Still Procrastinating: e No-Regrets Guide to Getting It Done.” e “no-regrets” part of the title, Ferrari said, is key to his understanding of how the psychology of procrastination works. Unlike waiting for better conditions or simply shirking a responsibility, procrastination is a tool that otherwise intelligent and capable people use to avoid judgment – if a job is finished and is of poor quality, the person completing it will be judged on a lack of ability; but if it’s left unfinished, the judgment will be on only the lack of effort. Procrastinators, Ferrari said, are very sensitive to this “social esteem,” and are more willing to be thought of as lazy or unfulfilled than as fundamentally incompetent. ey are often so concerned over failure that they become concerned over

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Dr. Joseph R. Ferrari, professor of psychology at DePaul University, has written scholarly journals as well as a popular book on procrastination. success as well because it invites the possibility of even more public failure later on. In general, Ferrari said, procrastinators are “big picture” thinkers – too much so, to the point of “missing the trees for the forest.” His advice? “Cut down one tree at a time,” he said, “and if you can’t do one tree, then give me a branch; and if you can’t do a branch, then give me a handful of leaves. But start!”

Not a new behavior According to Ferrari, procrastination is a curse as old as human history. His studies on the prevalence of procrastination have shown no substantial increase or decrease in the behavior since 1996, despite the common saw that the internet and smartphone era has enabled the behavior. Ferrari points to the snooze button in the 1950s, the automobile in the 1900s, and the telephone in the 1880s as examples of technology that allowed people to do things other than work, and none of them started the trend. Going back even further, Ferrari sees Shakespeare’s “Hamlet” as a story of procrastination (Prince Denmark spending most of the play deciding whether to kill his uncle or himself), and points to the Deadly Sin of Sloth as a medieval reaction to procrastinators. But despite having the same draws to procrastination, Ferrari said, pre-modern societies still

always managed to get things done. “Our ancestors had to get up in the morning and make sure the field was plowed, the roof was fixed, the pump was working, the animals were fed,” he observed, “and they had the same 168 hours in a week.” With that in mind, Ferrari believes the best solutions to procrastination aren’t just personal, but societal as well. He sees phenomena like tax day and late fees as contributing to the procrastination problem, by punishing people for being late instead of rewarding them for finishing a job early.

Mixed signals Even worse, he said, are practices that reward people for leaving things to the last minute. “Christmas shopping is a good example,” Ferrari said. “If I wait until Christmas Eve, I get 70, 80 percent off! So why don’t we give that percentage earlier on anksgiving, and less as you get closer to the date? Why don’t we use economics to help us?” Ferrari’s statement might give a few Ph.D.s in economics an aneurysm, but from his own field of study, he sees collective effort as key to solving the procrastination problem. Procrastination, Ferrari says, is a fundamentally selfish act, and as he puts it, “Life isn’t about me; it’s about we.” A reception for guests at 9 a.m. in Stage Left Café will precede the talk.

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Q Vacant land, approximately 4.4 acres located at 9818 Thompson Road, Woodstock, was sold by Chicago Title Land Trust Company, Chicago, to C. Barry Glass, Woodstock, for $3,175. Q Farm, approximately 18 acres, located at 9902 W. Thompson Road, Woodstock, was sold by Charles Barry Glass, Woodstock, to C. Barry Glass, Woodstock, for $307,975. Q Residence at 3203 Thompson Road, Wonder Lake, was sold by Christopher Lilja, Wonder Lake, to Tiesha Stortzum, Wonder Lake, for $165,000. Q Residence at 4019 Seneca Road, Wonder Lake, was sold by Michael W. Beyer, Wonder Lake, to Christopher Lilja, Wonder Lake, for $177,500. Q Residence at 3515 Thompson Road, Wonder Lake, was sold by Marquis J. Lake, Sr., Freeport, to David Mihm, Wonder Lake, for $135,000. Q Residence at 1993 Yasgur Drive, Woodstock, was sold by Leigh Ann Porsch, Algonquin, to Christine L. Stolz, Woodstock, for $150,000. Q Vacant land, approximately 20 acres, located on Illinois Route 120, was sold by Charles Barry Glass, Woodstock, to C. Barry Glass, Woodstock, for $6,350. Q Residence at 230 Redwing Drive, Woodstock, was sold by The Lorraine M. Starzec Living Trust, McHenry, to Brittany L. Barden, Woodstock, for $198,000. Q Residence at 8414 Redbud Court, Wonder Lake, was sold by Tracy Novak, Bull Valley, to Peyton R. Zabel, Wonder Lake, for $135,000. Q Residence at 4114 S. Country Club Road, Woodstock, was sold by Victor Morris, Glenview, to Yoni Bueno Corona, Woodstock, for $135,000. Q Residence at 8606 Ramble Road, Wonder Lake, was sold by Carrie Parker, to Zachary Olsen, Wonder Lake, for $117,600.



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After draining the $10,000 budget for downtown façade improvements this summer, the City Council has found another â&#x20AC;&#x153;worthwhile project.â&#x20AC;? At its Oct. 23 meeting, the council added $5,000 to Façade Improvement Funds to help with a $10,600 project that will reinstall two groundďŹ&#x201A;oor windows â&#x20AC;&#x201C; which had been ďŹ lled in with brick â&#x20AC;&#x201C; on the northeast side of the building at 105 E. Judd St. at also is the back end of the two-story structure at 220 N. Benton St. e building will have retail space on the ďŹ rst ďŹ&#x201A;oor and residential units on the second, according to the façade grant application from owner Elizabeth Annetti. e supplement to the façade fund will come from money that had been allocated for a masonry project at the Old Courthouse, which has come in under budget, according to a memo from City Manager Roscoe Stelford.

$10,000 not enough e City Council emptied its façade fund Aug. 21 for new windows and a front door for Cesaroniâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s CafĂŠ and Deli, a new restaurant at 236 Main St. e $5,900 grant to Bradley Cesaroni was all that was left in the fund when he applied for $14,200 to improve his corner building, considered one of the oldest buildings on Main Street, according to city documents. Cesaroniâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s application said existing framing and windows were being torn out and replaced with aluminum framing on the Main Street side and the back entrance at 239 Benton St. A new front door was to be installed, along with thicker windows to insulate the store and cut down outside noise. Latest estimate foresaw a December opening. e façade program, funded through the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Tax Increment Financing District, started the ďŹ scal year with a $10,000 budget. But the council approved two grants in June totaling $4,100: $867 to replace two storefront windows at the Square Mall (formerly Montgomery Ward building), 110 S.


Passers-by at 136 Cass St. in downtown Woodstock can see Winestock is close to opening. In recent months, the City Council has approved a liquor license for the new wine and beer bar and approved funds to improve the buildingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s façade. Johnson St., and $3,233 for 136 Cass St., the A.J. Zoia building, to replace the glass storefront, restore the bulkhead below the window, repair and replace existing wood trim, and install a new awning.

â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Hit and missâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Garrett Anderson, city director of Economic Development, said no applications for façade funds were pending when the current budget was approved. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s kind of hit and miss sometimes,â&#x20AC;? he said of interest in the money. â&#x20AC;&#x153;So we took it as [applications] came in.â&#x20AC;? At its May 15 meeting, the council had approved a liquor license for Winestock, a new wine and beer bar with food service at 136 Cass St., the former home of the Chamber of Commerce. e business is expected to open by mid-November.

e remodeling â&#x20AC;&#x153;looks great,â&#x20AC;? Anderson said of the building with a narrow storefront. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s closed one stairwell to allow more room on the ground ďŹ&#x201A;oor,â&#x20AC;? Anderson said of owner Mike Levitan, who earlier developed buildings on Main Street. Anderson said more money could be budgeted for façades if there were an interest. e money is part of the Building and Zoning budget. Although bigger development projects are the focus of TIF funds, repair and remodeling projects also are supported by the money diverted from increases in property taxes within the district. In addition to work on the Old Courthouse and downtown storefronts, the fund is used for infrastructure projects, such as streets, sidewalks, and parking lots.


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Armistice loses steam 100 years later Veterans Day to mark ‘Great War’ centennial By Nathan Willcockson THE INDEPENDENT

On Nov. 11, 1918, at 10:59 a.m. in Lorraine, France, 23-year-old Baltimore native Henry Gunther fixed his bayonet and marched into history. Against the orders of his superior officer, Gunther, himself a demoted sergeant, led a one-man charge against German lines in the final minute of what was then the bloodiest war in European history. e Germans, informed of the armistice that had been signed at 5 a.m. that day to take effect in only a few moments, tried to wave the American off. But Gunther, determined, continued his advance, taking shots at the enemy lines. He was cut down in a hail of fire from an emplaced machine gun, and became the final casualty in a war that claimed 15- to 19-million lives from Europe, its colonies, and allied nations around the world. To permit the symbolism of the war’s end on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, a curiously high number of 11,000 soldiers died in its final six hours. is year, to a less-than-overwhelming level of public recognition, America marks the 100th anniversary of the war that ended the old order of Imperial Europe and paved the way for the apocalyptic events of the 1930s and ’40s. e Nov. 11 date coincides with Veterans Day, originally marked as Armistice Day in 1919 by President Woodrow Wilson. Its current name and symbolism were adopted in 1954, recognizing the veterans of all past and present American conflicts – in itself, a sad commentary on what was once thought of as “the war to end all wars.”


A local newspaper welcomes home area veterans of World War I in 1919 – and reports other news of the day. Nov. 11. Other local events in the coming days include the Northwood Veterans Day Assembly at 2 p.m. ursday, a 9 a.m. recognition ceremony on Friday at McHenry County College (this year’s keynote speaker, decorated Sgt. Maj. omas Morrissey of Woodstock), and a public recognition of Hearthstone Village veterans at 11 a.m. Monday at 840 N. Seminary Ave. ree events will be held for both Veterans Day and the Armistice Centennial at Cantigny Park in Wheaton, home of WWI veteran Robert McCormick’s First Division Museum: the “Doughboys of Cantigny” oral histories

narrated by curator Bill Brewster on Friday, the benefit “Brew It Forward” beer tasting Saturday, and a ringing of the “bells of peace” at 11 a.m. Sunday – the 11th – to commemorate the armistice.

Community celebration But if Woodstock has a somewhat indifferent attitude toward the Great War in November 2018, then the scene 100 years ago couldn’t have been more the opposite. An article that month in the Woodstock Sentinel described how residents were awakened at 3:30 in the morning by whistles and telephone bells, with throngs of people “grabbing

Local activities planned Joan Schack, commander of Woodstock VFW Post 5040 (now moved back to its old address at 240 roop St.), says that the group had no particular plans to mark the World War I centennial itself, though members will hold their traditional ceremony outside the roop Street building and provide a free meal to all veterans on

Crowds lined the streets and buildings were decorated as returning soldiers marched around the Square June 10, 1919.

anything that would make a noise,” and marching to the Square to celebrate the just-received news. A band led by a local professor spontaneously joined in, and with almost no one in town showing up for work (“the only man at the Oliver [typewriter] factory who seemed to have shown up for work was the fellow who blows the whistle,” the article said), a parade was organized and on the move by 2 in the afternoon. Weldon’s marching band, Civil War veterans of the Grand Army of the Republic, the Women’s Relief Corps and Women’s Auxiliary, St. Mary School students, the Girl’s Patriotic Service League, the Boy Scouts, trucks from Oliver Typewriter Co. and the fire department, and close to 100 decorated cars were all led around the Square by George Eckert, a former McHenry County Sheriff who was parade marshal. (Eugene Debs, his friend and former charge, was not in Woodstock that day – though he would be back in prison a week later, sentenced for a speech earlier in the year denouncing the draft.) On June 10 the next year, Woodstock held its homecoming for the men of Company G, with a crowd of 30,000 welcoming 1,000 soldiers back from the war. A triumphal arch was erected over Main Street, patriotic flags covered every building from the train station to the Opera House, paraffin wax was poured on the cobblestone streets to allow dancing, and a film crew led by B.W. Bailey made an 18-minute motion picture to document the event, shown Continued on Next page

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Russia and Germany was signed shortly afterward, and Kaiser Wilhelm II could turn the full strength of his already strained German army onto the western front. In that time, however, Germany had made a new enemy â&#x20AC;&#x201C; the United States, which had been neutral since the warâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s start in 1914. With American merchant ships caught in the crossďŹ re of a naval blockade of Britain and France, and the revelation of a German telegram to Mexico offering a military alliance and the chance to retake the southwestern U.S.,

President Wilson called for war on Germany, and Congress gave it to him. e alliance with Britain and France turned the ďŹ&#x201A;ow of American supplies from a trickle to a ďŹ&#x201A;ood, and by summer 1918, a draft of 3 million men was sending 10,000 American troops to the front lines every day.

From war to war America demonstrated its strength as a world power for the ďŹ rst time, and 5-1/2 months after the ďŹ rst American victory at the Battle of Cantigny, Germany was forced to capitulate.

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Like Lt. Yagleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s action, Americaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s part in World War I was short, but decisive. Germany â&#x20AC;&#x201C; at war with Russia for Russiaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s declaration of war on AustriaHungary, at war with France in anticipation of its alliance with Russia, and at war with Britain for violating the neutrality of Belgium to launch an unsuccessful knockout blow against France â&#x20AC;&#x201C; had gained an unexpected advantage between March and December 1917. Popular protests had led to the czarâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s abdication, and by the end of the year, the Russian monarchy had been overthrown by Leninâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Communists in the Bolshevik Revolution. A peace between

Soldiers march around the Square in Woodstock.

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later at Woodstockâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Princess eater and at movie houses around McHenry County. (e ďŹ lm can be seen on the Woodstock Public Libraryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s YouTube page). e only footage not taken in Woodstock showed King George V awarding the British Military Cross to Woodstockâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Lt. Harry Yagle, who also received the U.S. Distinguished Service Cross for bravery at the Battle of Le Hamel, July 4, 1918. Yagle and three other soldiers, two of them from Australia, successfully rushed a machine gun nest from 200 yards, capturing it and taking eight prisoners.

But while Woodstock (along with the rest of the country) â&#x20AC;&#x153;was witnessing and joining in the celebration of the birth of a real world democracyâ&#x20AC;? (as e Sentinel put it), the seeds of an even more horriďŹ c conďŹ&#x201A;ict were being sown. With Austria-Hungary and the Ottoman Empire both dismantled, Germany, the only major Entente power left, was declared the sole guilty party for the war. In the Treaty of Versailles, signed after an eight-month blockade following the armistice, Germany was forced to cede its colonies to the Allied empires, give up large chunks of its home territory to Poland and France, reduce its army to a fraction of its former size, withdraw troops from its heavily populated western provinces, and pay crippling reparations that would ruin the German economy for more than a decade. Witnessing all of that, with a growing anger readily reďŹ&#x201A;ected in the rest of Germany, was another World War I veteran, a corporal who had seen some of the worst of the ďŹ ghting. His name and his later place in history have become synonymous with all the evils that the Great War itself was promised to end â&#x20AC;&#x201C; to the point that neither one now needs any reprinting.




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Alivia Bachmann, 7, and her brother, Jacob, listen to the national anthem as their mother, Tara, looks on at Woodstock Harley-Davidsonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Hall of Honor dedication Sunday. The photographic museum includes color and black-and^OP[LPTHNLZVUJHU]HZ[VKLWPJ[[OLTPSP[HY`ZHJYPÃ&#x201E;JLMVY American freedom.


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Mercyhealth will host program on dementia Mercyhealth will host a Lunch and Learn presentation on dementia from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14, at Mercyhealth Woodstock, 2000 Lake Ave. This program will be presented by Dr. (THYPZO +H]L IVHYK JLY[PÄLK UL\YVSVNPZ[ and medical director of the Mercyhealth Memory Clinic at Mercyhealth Woodstock. This event is free and open to the public. Register by Nov. 12 by calling 888-396-3729.

You’re invited to free lunch, learn all about diabetes Mercyhealth will host a free lunch-andlearn seminar on diabetes from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9, in the conference room at Mercyhealth Woodstock, 2000 Lake Ave. 4LYJ`OLHS[OJLY[PÄLKKPHIL[LZLK\JH[VY Angela Mack, a clinical dietitian, will discuss causes and treatment of diabetes. This event is free and open for anyone. RSVP by Nov. 7 by calling 888-396-3729.

Grief workshop set Nov. 17 on ‘Surviving Holidays’ A helpful, encouraging seminar for people facing the holidays after a loved one’s death is scheduled for 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, at Grace Fellowship Church, 200 Cairns Court, Woodstock. There is no cost, and child care is not available. “GriefShare: Surviving the Holidays” will feature practical suggestions and reassurance through video interviews with counselors, grief experts, and other people who have experienced the holidays after a loved one’s death. Topics to be discussed include dealing with hard-hitting emotions, what to do about traditions, how to survive ZVJPHS L]LU[Z HUK ^OLYL [V ÄUK JVTMVY[ and strength. Those who attend will receive a Survival .\PKLÄSSLK^P[OWYHJ[PJHS[PWZLUJV\YHNPUN words, journaling ideas, and exercises for daily help through the holiday season. For more information, call Grace Fellowship Church, 815-337-6510, or email Call to reserve a Survival Guide.

Newly minted Brownies work toward badges By Jan Dovidio THE INDEPENDENT

Nineteen second-grade Girl Scouts make m up Woodstock Brownie Troop 2203. 22 e girls are home-schooled or attend at Dean, Mary Endres, Olson, Prairiewood, rie Westwood or St. Mary elem mentary schools. Some of the girls have ha been together since kindergarten. Co-leaders Jaclyn Fifer and Jenny Johanssen Jo and parent volunteer Tricia ci Church helped the girls bridge from Daisies D to Brownies last spring. is year ye the troop has already worked on three th badges: Hiking, Making Friends, and an My Family Story. ey will attend STEM ST events at NIU, learn water conservation se at MCC’s Green Living Expo, and an learn camp cooking at Crystal Lake La Nature Center. “I love seeing the girls’ faces as we ex explore something new,” Johannsen sa “I love seeing their connections said. w each other and the growth in their with co confidence and self-esteem.” During upcoming meetings, the Sc Scouts will work on Philanthropi Give Back, and Money Manager pist, ba badges. Troop 2203 will complete the Br Brownie Journey titled “Wonder of W Water” this school year. e girls will le learn how to protect and conserve w water and lead healthy lives with eating


What better way for Woodstock Brownie Troop 2203 to work on the OPRPUNIHKNL[OHU[VOPRLVUKV^U[V[OL+HPY`8\LLU)\[ÄYZ[[OL girls had to hike to a local park and Ryders Woods before their reward. choices and exercise. In the spring, they will participate in a service project in which they build and donate rain barrels to local establishments. “Our goal is to provide pathways for our girls to grow into leaders and be able to accomplish the goals they set for themselves,” Fifer said. “We are

all – Girl Scouts, leaders and parents – establishing trusting relationships and growing as individuals.” “Being a Girl Scout leader is one of the most rewarding things I have done,” Johannsen said. “e families are truly amazing. Families can see their Girl Scouts blossom as a group of ‘sisters.’ I am thankful to be a part of it.”

our organization as we strive to reach out to more and more people in the county and help them become aware of all that we have done and will continue to do to preserve and protect our environment. So, in addition to our office and Environmental e Green Spot Defenders store on the historic Wood- The Green Scene stock Square, a wonderful location that we just love, we now have a place to call our own in the heart of the population center of McHenry County. We are excited about the possibilities of broadening our reach geographically, much as our roaming recycling drives have done, by having a presence in downtown Crystal Lake. We’ll even have a comfy seating area where one can pick up information about our organization, read and relax. We’ll have environmentally related books in this corner, newly designed Defenders’ merchandise. and sustainable items for sale

made available through Environmental Defenders’ business members. We are very hopeful that we will attract new members at this new storefront while at the same time providing an inviting space for those who care about books to visit and enjoy connecting with others who hold the same values of a healthy planet and a good, gently used read. And please remember, with the holidays coming up, that books make great gifts! e Green Spot store is open 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays in the Woodstock Square Mall, first level. Our holiday hallway book sale is just around the corner and begins on Nov. 23 (extended hours on the first day til 7 p.m.!) and goes through Dec. 8. Hours for e Green Read will be forthcoming. ank you in advance for supporting this important practice of reuse as we strive to keep good books out of the waste stream. We look forward to welcoming you to e Green Read very soon! By Cynthia Kanner, executive director, Environmental Defenders of McHenry County,


Defenders plans new bookstore, The Green Read We are ecstatic to share the big news! e Environmental Defenders of McHenry County is opening a second reused book store (and more) – in downtown Crystal Lake! We started setting up shop at 61 N. Williams St. and plan to be open to the public by mid-November. With this opening, e Environmental Defenders is returning to its roots, for Crystal Lake is where our first office and employee set up camp in the ’70s. We will be in the midst of the busy and historic downtown district with restaurants, specialty stores, theater, commuter train, bike path, and more. is will be a special and unique place that welcomes everyone in to browse for a good read and chat about the environment. And, we have a fantastic assortment of books from our big fall book sale. is is truly a wonderful prospect for





Two residents of Valley Hi Nursing and Rehabilitation celebrated 100th birthdays with family, staff members â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and a big cake. Frances Hermonson (left) and Dorothy Wiora marked the milestone together.

PICTURE THIS It was a milestone day when First Savings and Loan Association opened on Cass Street. This covered wagon and oxen paraded around the Woodstock Square to herald the July 1, 1961, opening.

Don Peasley Photo Collection, McHenry County Historical Society

The 2018 Rock Around the Quilted Tree Contest registration is from 1 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 27, at the McHenry County Historical Societyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s museum, 6422 Main Street in Union. This yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s quilt theme is â&#x20AC;&#x153;Silver and Goldâ&#x20AC;? All quilts (except Heirloom Category) must be predominantly silver and/or gold in color. Quilters are invited to enter their holidaythemed or colored quilts in the month-long show, opening Dec. 1. All quilt-makers regardless of experience, both amateur and professional, are invited to participate. Prizes will be awarded. For entry guidelines, visit





Members of the Bull Valley Garden Club attended the District 1 fall meeting of the Garden Clubs of Illinois. After lunch, Mark Spreyer of the Stillman Nature Center presented a program on â&#x20AC;&#x153;Birds of Prey.â&#x20AC;? Pictured are (front row, from left) Marge Thiessen, Terry Aderhold, Dinah Hoppe, Bev Ganschow, and Barbara Parrish; (back row) Maggie Bailey, Sharon Scott, and Margie Brady.


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Q Woodstock High School senior Randy Schmidt saved the life of a Woodstock School District 200 school bus driver who collapsed on her route. Schmidt rushed to her aid and radioed for help. Q For the third time in less than four years, D-200 voters cast ballots that defeated a referendum to build a new elementary school. Q Anita Whalen was named artistic director of the Woodstock Mozart Festival.

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Q e Woodstock City Council unanimously approved contracts totaling $775,250 for a copper roof and dome for the city-owned Old Courthouse. Restoration Inc., Galena, was awarded the contract, which exceeded the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s original estimate of $432,500. Q e Creekside Middle School girls sixth- and seventh-grade cross-country team won the Fox Valley Middle School girls cross-country championship. Individual ďŹ nishers were Syd Heidtke, ďŹ rst; Cameron Wormley, second; and Lucia Alcazar, third. Jay Fuller and Todd Clement coached the team. Q Marian and Woodstock North met in the soccer championship game of the IHSA Class 2A regional at Marian. e under tied the game with 3 minutes left, only to see the â&#x20AC;&#x2122;Canes score again 90 seconds later to win 4-3.

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Artists Bert Leveille and Jeane Kat McGrail explore “streaming rEflections” in two solo art exhibitions running through Saturday, Nov. 10, at the Old Courthouse Arts Center on the Woodstock Square. E*, also known as e-artgroup, is presenting the “flowing art” of Leveille and McGrail in “streaming rEflections,” which the artists say “brings two very different artists together for a unique meditative presentation of nature, technology, and digital art using both traditional and abstract imagery.” As Leveille, who works out of Harvard, “paints and gathers her materials, she connects to consciousness,” the release explained.

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Her art installation in the Old Courthouse vault “integrates the viewer with reflections – theirs, others and light.” e happenings in the vault stream to a TV screen outside the vault “to reflect inner spaces with outer spaces.” “Leveille’s desire is to give one a space for reflection and connection – a place where one can enter a stream of consciousness,” the release said. “e history and age of the building enhance the reflections of the past, present and future. e installation is the beginning – “the journey into streaming consciousness, and what and how it reflects individually and/ or universally is entirely up to the viewer.” McGrail, who lives in the Chicago area, exhibits individual artworks in series that are part of an


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Woodstock runners medal at state X-C Hagmann ends high school cross-country career in top 10 at state By Sandy Kucharski SANDY@THEWOODSTOCKINDEPENDENT.COM


Nov. 7-13, 2018



Simply earning a trip to the state cross-country meet is an outstanding achievement, but both athletes who represented Woodstock schools at the Class 2A state meet Nov. 1 went into their races as veterans, each with

Marian’s Maloney resigns as head football coach

4HYPHUQ\UPVY9`HU1VULZKYP]LZ[V[OLÄUPZOSPUL5V]H[[OL*SHZZ( state meet at Detweiller Park in Peoria.


Zach Turner remembers the day during his sophomore year when he met Marian Central’s new head football coach. Admittedly a bit intimidated by the “big guy,” Turner was with several other players at wrestling practice when 6-foot, 5-inch tall Mike Maloney visited to get to know the athletes, many of whom used wrestling for offseason football conditioning. “When I shook his hand, he said, ‘Now that you’re going to be a junior and you have spent time in our program, I’m going to expect a lot out of you,’” recalled Turner, who went on to be an ESCC All-Conference center, Illinois all-star game offensive center MVP, and St. Ambrose University football student-athlete. “He proved time and again that he cares about each individual – that’s one of the reasons it’s so easy to follow him.” Follow is exactly what the Hurricanes did – through a 25-19 record, two IHSA Class 5A quarterfinals appearances, and countless East Suburban Catholic Conference matchups against some of the best talent in the state and several players excelling, including or Paglialong, a Division I U.S. Air Force Academy commit and senior. Maloney recently resigned his head coaching job after four years of leading the Hurricanes. “He put his heart and soul into everything he did for Marian Central, Please see Malony, Page 34


WHS senior Kylie Hagmann poses with her 10th-place medal.

two years of experience under their belt. And it seems that the experience helped because both runners beat their previous finishes. In the final cross-country meet of her high school career, WHS senior Kylie Hagmann medaled with a careerbest 10th-place finish, crossing the finish line in 17 minutes, 40.59 seconds. As a junior, she finished in 13th, and in her first run at state as a sophomore, she finished 22nd.

Jones medals

Marian junior Ryan Jones had one goal for his run at state. He wanted to medal. Head coach Dawn Hines said Jones’ first mile was fast – 4:50 – and he was in 32nd place. On the second mile he slowed to a better pace and at the last half mile of the 3-mile race, Hines said, “I yelled to him that he was in 28th place, and then he started to really push himself and pass runners because he wanted to be all-state, an honor given to the top 25. ” He was the 24th runner to cross the finish line in 15:18.

2018 WNHS Thunder volleyball: A season to remember By Sandy Kucharski SANDY@THEWOODSTOCKINDEPENDENT.COM

e 2018 under volleyball team had the best season in school history – 10 years. An email interview with head coach Eric Schulze reviewed the season that will set the standard for Woodstock North volleyball teams for years to come. Season win/loss record 22-17 overall, 8-4 Kishwaukee River Conference (2nd place) Season highlights QOct. 4 upset win over Johnsburg QOct. 9 crosstown win over WHS Q Breaking the school win record (22) Q Winning the first regional championship in school history with upset wins over No. 2 Regina Dominican (semifinals)and No. 6 Richmond-Burton (finals)

Team strengths/standout players QBrooke Amann, junior -KRC Conference Player of the Year -475 kills - 2nd in state according to, 291 digs, 83 aces (6th in state) -Set single-season school records for kills and aces; now holds career records for kills and aces; set singlematch school records for kills (29) and aces (9) -Named KRC All-Conference QLauren Kunke, senior -408 digs, 58 assists, 39 aces -set single-season school records for digs; now holds career school record for digs QEmily Eder, senior -632 assists, 211 digs, 63 aces, 43 kills -set single-season school record for assists; now holds career school record for assists Q Freshman standouts:(Four freshmen in starting roles this season): Alyssa Wickersheim (134 kills, 39 digs); Kamryn Butenschoen (78 kills, 23

blocks); Avery Crabill (52 kills, 24 digs) and Trinity Tillman (24 kills, 17 blocks) Q Role players with big impacts: Kendra Bacon, junior, (143 digs, 48 aces, 45 kills); Fallon Ash, senior, (138 digs, 39 aces); Jackie Carreno, senior, (24 aces) Graduating seniors Grace Huelsman, Lauren Kunke, Emily Eder, Fallon Ash, Jackie Carreno and Baby Fadahusi. “We lost Grace prior to the season to an ACL tear and missed her impact throughout the season,” said Schulze. Outlook for next season “We return five starters next year, including KRC Player of the Year Brooke Amann and the four freshmen into the attacking positions. We have major positions to replace at setter and libero as well as defensive specialist, but the future is bright with so many players coming back from this year’s regional championship team.”

Attention winter-season athletes We are looking for names for the College Report. If you know of an athlete who is competing this winter, please put “Woodstock Independent” in the subject line and e-mail me ( Please keep in mind, the rules to be included. e athlete must be a resident of a town or a graduate of a high school normally covered by The Independent, and be an intercollegiate athlete, meaning the chosen college/university competes against other schools. I will need not only the name of the athlete, but the name of the high school attended, the college/university attended, and the sport currently playing. Dan Chamness write College Report for The Independent.

11SCOREBOARD 11 GIRLS SWIMMING Woodstock co-op placed third in the Fox Valley Conference championship varsity meet Nov. 3 in Woodstock. Q 200-yard medley relay; second, Angelina Scolio, Lucia Alcazar, Haley Halsall, and Autumn Zimmerman QPUKP]PK\HSTLKSL`"ÄM[OWSHJL Lucia Alcazar QI\[[LYÅ`"ÄM[O/HSL`/HSZHSS QMYLLZ[`SL"ÄM[O/HSL`/HSZHSS Q 500 freestyle; fourth, Haley Halsall QMYLLZ[`SLYLSH`"ÄM[O(IIPL Heidtke, Ireland Dunnett, Izzy Halsall, Angelina Scolio Q 100 backstroke; sixth place, Angelina Scolio QIYLHZ[Z[YVRL"ÄYZ[3\JPH(SJHaHY Q Nov. 2 Woodstock co-op placed sixth at the FVC JV Invite.

BOYS BOWLING Q Nov. 3 Woodstock placed 12th at the Sycamore Bowling Invite with a score of 4,880 points.

MARIAN CENTRAL – FALL ESCC ALL-CONFERENCE ATHLETES Q Volleyball: Isabelle Nick Q Football: Bryce Radcliffe, Harrison Stanko and Mark Holian





Volleyball Rachel Giustino (Marian Central Catholic) helped the Murray State University volleyball team extend its winning streak to 10 matches. e Racers completed the month

Football Thomas Lesniewski (Marian Central Catholic) helped Monmouth College hold Lake Forest College to just one field goal, as Monmouth blasted LFC 30-3. Lesniewski finished the game with five tackles, four of which were solos. He had 2.5 tackles for 27 yards of loss, which included two sacks for 24 yards of loss. He broke up one pass. Monmouth is 7-1 overall and 4-0 in the Midwest Conference. Mason Sutter (Woodstock) caught six passes for 96 yards for Valparaiso University in its 42-25 loss to Drake University. Sutter’s reception yardage was the most of any Valparaiso athlete. Valparaiso is 1-7. Casey Dycus (Woodstock North) had one solo tackle, which was a quarterback sack for five yards

Golf Lynsie Pietrzak (Woodstock) shot a 191 at Knox College’s final fall outing of the 2018-19 season, which was the Midwest Conference Championships at Aldeen Golf Club in Rockford. Knox did not have a team score. Pietrzak shot a 191 as she shot a low round of 92 in the second and final round. e outing was won by Grinnell College, which shot a 642.


Nov. 7-13, 2018

Utah State University runner Luke Beattie can be identified by many adjectives. Now he can add college allconference crosscountry runner to that growing list. e Woodstock graduate, Dan now a USU junior, Chamness was the Aggies’ The College top runner at Report the Mountain West Conference Cross Country Championships, which were held in Balboa Park in San Diego, Calif. Beattie covered the 8,000-meter course in California in 25 minutes, 7.2 seconds. e winning pace of 24:34.1 was run by University of Wyoming junior Paul Roberts. Beattie was named to the all-conference second team and led Utah State to a fifth-place finish, which had 120 points. Boise State University won the team title with 50 points It was Beattie’s second large award after the conference crosscountry championships. In 2016, he was the top finishing freshman at the finals and earned MWC Freshman of the Year.

of loss, to help Aurora University defeat Wisconsin Lutheran College 43-0. He also had an interception and subsequent return of 19 yards and broke up one pass. With the win, Aurora improved to 3-5 overall and 3-2 in the Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference. Cody Kupsik (Woodstock North), a Rockford University kicker, kicked off three times for 150 yards in Rockford’s 41-13 loss to Concordia University-Chicago. He kicked the extra point for one of the touchdowns as well. Rockford is 2-6 overall and 1-4 in the NACC.


Beattie runs into Aggies’ honors list

of October without losing a single match. In the final week of October, they defeated Southeast Missouri State University (3-1), the University of Tennessee-Martin (3-0), and Austin Peay State University (3-1). Murray State is 16-9 overall and 10-3 in the Ohio Valley Conference. Giustino had double-doubles in two of the matches. In the win over SEMO, Giustino had 26 digs, 20 kills and two block assists. She hit .300 in the contest. In the blanking of Tennessee-Martin, Giustino had 15 kills, 13 digs, and two block assists. She had 14 kills, nine digs and two assists in the victory over APSU. She hit .256 in that contest. Georgia Wicker (Woodstock), a Daemen College player, had 17 assists, four digs, and three service aces in Daemen’s 3-0 win over Molloy College. She finished with 14 assists, six digs, and two service aces in the victory over Queens College. Daemen is 19-10 overall, 13-1 in the East Coast Conference, and leads the ECC by two complete games as Molloy is in second place with an 11-3 mark.


Nov. 7-13, 2018





Mary Endres Elementary School boys enjoy the start of the Let Me Run 5K Nov. 1.

Let Me Run wraps up with 5K By Liz Stroh THE INDEPENDENT

Boys from Mary Endres Elementary School completed their Let Me Run season with a 5K race Nov. 1. Cheers of encouragement by Mary Endres teachers, staff and parents rang out as each boy crossed the finish line. Similar to its counterpart Girls on the Run, Let Me Run encourages fourthand fifth-grade boys to be themselves, keep fit, support others, take responsibility and persevere during the sevenweek curriculum. Building endurance and experiencing a sense of

accomplishment are the goals for each boy who participates. Mary Endres is the only school in District 200 that facilitates a boys Let Me Run program. Now in its fourth year, the school had 17 boys participate. LMR Regional Director Mary Connolly presented each participant with a medal after completion of the 5K. She hopes other schools in the area consider starting a Let Me Run program. “We always hear about girl power, which is great,” Connolly said. “However, we need to realize, if we don’t work with boys in that same fashion, we are selling our boys short.”



(Right) Bantam cheerleader Nevaeh Hooper encourages her team. The Bantams ended their season Nov. 1 with a 6-0 loss to Kenosha Blue.

Thunder Big 10 Middleweight quarterback Landon Creighton THRLZHÄYZ[ down in the team’s 28-0 win over Wauconda Purple under the lights at Woodstock North High School Nov. 3. The team X\HSPÄLK[V play in the league Super Bowl, whose time and location were to be announced.

Turner recalls he and his teammates earning cross awards – stickers that Continued from Page 32 were put on the backs of their helmets. He earned seven while at Marian. and that is a model for everyone to fol“ose aren’t sacks or touchdowns low,” said Curtis Price, Marian Central’s – they represent doing something nice athletic director, who fondly recalls for somebody,” Turner said of what was conversations throughout Maloney’s an example of one of the many ways tenure as head coach that highlighted Maloney helped to elevate the prohis passion and intensity. “He’s one of gram’s standards and demonstrate the the most competitive men I’ve ever importance of consistency on and off met, and understands in high school the field. sports, there is a bigger picture – and Turner now strives to pay those lesthat’s preparing athletes for the next sons forward through his own contristage of their life.” butions coaching at Marian. Maloney learned this firsthand as “He has always kept life in perspecan accomplished student-athlete, first tive,” Sharp added. “Football is a comat Joliet Catholic Academy, where he petitive game, and there is so much led the Hilltoppers to an IHSA Class emphasis on it – but how important 4A state championship, and then at it is to be able to say there are more the University of Illinois. In addition to important things in life and make those Marian, Maloney coached seven sea- changes.” sons at Johnsburg High School, where “at is a very difficult thing to do, he led the team to a Big Northern Con- and I really admire him for putting ference East Divihis family and the sion title three “He put his heart and soul into things that are years after an 0-9 everything he did for Marian more important season. football first.” Central, and that is a model for than “He was dediFor Maloney, cated to being the everyone to follow.” this next chapter Curtis Price, Marian athletic director centers on his wife best he could be, but he also made and four young the people around daughters. him better,” noted Joliet Catholic Acad“e opportunity to see things on the emy Athletic Director Dan Sharp, who other side of the fence has helped me coached Maloney as part of his 20-year grow, and I owe that to my family and stint as JCA’s head football coach and my wife,” Maloney said. “I would not be continues to be a mentor. “He found his who I am today without them.” niche in football. … He was the first guy While he doesn’t rule out the possiin the weight room and the last guy to bility of coaching in the future, it’s clear leave.” that family will be his priority for now. Marian guidance counselor and And the past several years coaching coach Tom Kruse can attest to that football will be memories to be collecwork ethic. tively enjoyed. “Mike is tireless,” Kruse said. “Daily “I’m very fortunate to have had the rigor – we can rep something 10 times experience of coaching an exceptional until it’s right. at’s another rea- group of kids for four years and so son why he is what he is. He is very thankful that I got to build those relaconsistent.” tionships,” Maloney added. “When Kruse appreciates how those charac- I think about it, it’s like when you’re teristics benefited studying opponents watching movies and life flashes through film. Comparing preparation before your eyes – a constant flashing to the effect of an old film reel spinning of images either on the field or off the out when there is nothing left, Maloney field – graduations, honor awards, allbelieved in outstudying opponents. conference banquets, one-on-one con“Film doesn’t lie,” Kruse said. “Kids versations in the office, or meetings. would come off the field and say, ‘I “You can’t articulate what those was double-teamed’ or ‘I hit my block,’ small moments and cumulative effects and we got back on the film and that’s have on people when graduates come where the truth lies. It was daily with back from college campuses and talk him.” about the impact your program has Most important, Maloney taught had on their development.” and continues to teach athletes – and And while his players might be sad to coaches – that what happens off the see him move out of the head coaching field is paramount. position, the community is encouraged “It wasn’t so much about developing that he will continue as Marian’s direcskills,” Turner said. “It was more about tor of admissions and one of Hurricane developing men of good character. He football’s greatest fans. made that happen through his practice “I’ve given everything emotionally every day. I didn’t realize it at the time and spiritually, but it is not exit stage – being 17 – but having him as a head left,” Maloney said. “e picture and coach was tremendous and paramount environment is shifting. at’s what to everyday life.” makes it so special.”

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Angelina Scolio (left) anchors the 200-yard freestyle relay. Teammates Abigail Heidtke and Autumn Zimmerman congratulate each other after the 100-yard freestyle.


“I was fortunate to gain a good handful of freshmen,” she said. Adding regular strength and condition training has been important as well. “From the strength [practice], the girls are much stronger, which leads to faster [times] and less injuries,” Walker said. Standout performers for the season include Alcazar, Zimmerman and Haley Halsall. e team will move on to the sectional swim meet Friday, Nov. 10, at Lake Forest High School. See Scoreboard on page 33 for Nov. 3 results.



Brooke Amann of the Woodstock North High School’s volleyball team is this week’s Athlete of the Week. Brooke led 7KXQGHUYROOH\EDOOWRWKHÀUVWUHJLRQDO championship in school history with the two best performances of her career. On Oct. 23, she put herself in the IHSA record books with 29 kills, 9 digs, 6 aces and 2 blocks in an upset victory over 2ndseeded Regina Dominican. On Oct. 25, she followed up with 20 kills, 18 digs and 27/29 passing in the regional championship match over No. 6 Richmond-Burton. To top off her week, Amann was voted the conference player of the year.



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With a true team effort, the Woodstock girls co-op swim team earned a third-place finish in the Fox Valley Conference championship meet Nov. 3 at Woodstock North High School. Head coach Renee Walker said the girls swam 100 percent best times with medal winners in every event except the 50-yard freestyle. Lucia Alcazar won the 100-yard breaststoke, earning a conference championship title. “Woodstock girls had a phenomenal day,” Walker said. “Two years ago, we lost this event. I am beyond proud of each of them. eir hard work and dedication paid off. Participating varsity swimmers included Alcazar, Autumn Zimmerman, Angelina Scolio, Haley Halsall, Izzy Halsall, Ireland Dunnet, Laney Peterson, Abigail Heidtke and Molly Wollpert. Walker credits the increased number of swimmers for the successful season.


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