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INSIDE NOVEMBER 24, 2010 Vol. 2 No. 31 www.downersgrovebugle.com Our Village, Our News Visit www. buglenewspapers. com Sports Swimmers shine at state meet PAGES 11 News He’s State Sen. Ron Sandack as well PAGE 4 By Debbie Lively Staff reporter Actress Kate Winslet was in Downers Grove last week filming several scenes for the upcoming Hollywood film Contagion. The action-thriller is about an international team of doctors hired by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to stop a global outbreak of a deadly virus. The film stars a long list of Hollywood actors including Matt Damon, Jude Law, Gwyneth Paltrow, Laurence Fishburne, and Winslet, and is being directed by Steven Soderbergh. Winslet filmed several scenes both inside and outside of the Sara Lee Corporation building located at 3500 Lacey Rd. in Downers Grove. While Lawrence Fishburne filmed scenes in Naperville, and Gwyneth Paltrow is expected to be in the Chicago area this week to film her scenes, according to Spooky Stevens, a spokeswoman with Warner Brothers. “It was great,” said Stevens, about filming in Downers Grove. “It was very professional and we made snow.” The film has a winter setting and required that a special effects team create snow. It cost film producers about $4,000 to film in the village, including water usage for snow, hiring two off-duty police officers to manage traffic, and payment for public works employees to erect barricades and signage, said Doug Kozlowski, a village spokesman. There have been many calls about Matt Damon, people wanting to know if he’s in the area. Movie officials said that the actor is not expected to make a showing in Chicago for several weeks. During the local filming, which included about 120 crew members and about 60 background actors, crews used an empty floor in the Sara Lee building, and shot another scene in the lobby of the building with Winslet entering. Stevens said filmmakers would be in the Chicago area through December shooting the movie; however, she refused pinpoint where crews would be filming. “We can’t give out where they’re filming, because people want to come and watch and then we have to hire extra security,” said Stevens. The crew shot for two days in Downers Grove and is expected to also film in Chicago, Hong Kong and Los Angeles. Robert Bykowski/Staff photographer The Sara Lee corporate building, 3500 Lacey Rd. in Downers Grove, was recently the backdrop for scenes from the upcoming film ‘Contagion.’ Other Chicago-area land- marks will find their way into the film in the next few weeks. Hollywood’s ‘Contagion’ comes to town

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Sports Swimmers shine at state meet NOVEMBER 24, 2010 Vol. 2 No. The Sara Lee corporate building, 3500 Lacey Rd. in Downers Grove, was recently the backdrop for scenes from the upcoming film ‘Contagion.’ Other Chicago-area land- marks will find their way into the film in the next few weeks. By Debbie Lively Staff reporter P ages 11 P age 4 Robert Bykowski/Staff photographer 2 THE BUGLE NOVEMBER 24, 2010 By Debbie Lively Staff reporter [email protected] THE BUGLE NOVEMBER 24, 2010 3

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NOVEMBER 24, 2010 Vol. 2 No. 31www.downersgrovebugle.com Our Village, Our News

Visit www.buglenewspapers.com

SportsSwimmers shine

at state meet

Pages 11

NewsHe’s State

Sen. Ron Sandack as well

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By Debbie Lively Staff reporter

Actress Kate Winslet was in Downers Grove last week filming several scenes for the upcoming Hollywood film Contagion.

The action-thriller is about an international team of doctors hired by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to stop a global outbreak of a deadly virus. The film stars a long list of Hollywood actors including Matt Damon, Jude Law, Gwyneth

Paltrow, Laurence Fishburne, and Winslet, and is being directed by Steven Soderbergh.

Winslet filmed several scenes both inside and outside of the Sara Lee Corporation building located at 3500 Lacey Rd. in Downers Grove. While Lawrence Fishburne filmed scenes in Naperville, and Gwyneth Paltrow is expected to be in the Chicago area this week to film her scenes, according to Spooky Stevens, a spokeswoman with Warner Brothers.

“It was great,” said Stevens, about filming in Downers Grove. “It was very professional and we made snow.”

The film has a winter setting and required that a special effects team create snow. It cost film producers about $4,000 to film in the village, including water usage for snow, hiring two off-duty police officers to manage traffic, and payment for public works employees to erect barricades and signage, said Doug Kozlowski, a village

spokesman.There have been many calls

about Matt Damon, people wanting to know if he’s in the area. Movie officials said that the actor is not expected to make a showing in Chicago for several weeks.

During the local filming, which included about 120 crew members and about 60 background actors, crews used an empty floor in the Sara Lee building, and shot another scene in the lobby of the building with

Winslet entering.Stevens said filmmakers would

be in the Chicago area through December shooting the movie; however, she refused pinpoint where crews would be filming.

“We can’t give out where they’re filming, because people want to come and watch and then we have to hire extra security,” said Stevens.

The crew shot for two days in Downers Grove and is expected to also film in Chicago, Hong Kong and Los Angeles.

Robert Bykowski/Staff photographer

The Sara Lee corporate building, 3500 Lacey Rd. in Downers Grove, was recently the backdrop for scenes from the upcoming film ‘Contagion.’ Other Chicago-area land-marks will find their way into the film in the next few weeks.

Hollywood’s ‘Contagion’ comes to town

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NEWS2 THE BUGLE NOVEMBER 24, 2010

By Debbie Lively Staff reporter

Over 1,000 handmade ornaments poured into the Downers Grove Village Hall this week in preparation for decorating the town’s Christmas tree.

“We have eighty-eight different groups that donated ornaments, said Mary Scalzetti, events coordinator for the village. “It’s kind of fun and a nice tradition for Downers Grove.”

The village has been collecting ornaments from the public for its annual Christmas tree decoration since 1986.

Ornaments have come into the village hall from preschoolers, Boy and Girl Scout troops as well as from area families. Many of those that created the ornaments even recycled material to create their seasonal pieces. Daisy Troop 246 made an ornament out of CDs covered with glitter; Troop 1842 used Styrofoam plates to make a snowman; and the Kosowski family made an ornament depicting Jesus in a manger with 25 stars hovering above him.

While the majority of the ornaments will be displayed on the village’s 45-foot Christmas tree, donated by Downers Grove resident Mary Doucette, one of each item will be on display inside of the train station for the public to view during the village’s annual tree lighting ceremony. The ceremony will be held on Friday, Nov. 26 at 4:30 p.m. at the main station located at Burlington and Main streets.

“We have one of every type of ornament, and we tag them so people can see who made them,” said Scalzetti.

For their contribution, everyone who crafted an ornament will receive a thank you letter from the mayor, and Scout troops will be honored with a special holiday patch for their uniforms. Mrs. Doucette donated the Colorado blue spruce Christmas tree in memory of her husband, Tom Doucette. Refreshments will be served inside the train station from 4 to 5 p.m. The Downers Grove Choral Society and several Scout troops will perform holiday songs at the event.

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Village inundated with ornaments

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By Debbie Lively Staff reporter

Downers Grove will now have the distinction of having a mayor who is also an Illinois state senator.

Last week Mayor Ron Sandack was tapped to fill the state senate seat being vacated by DuPage County Board chairman-elect Dan Cronin. Sandack will finish out the two remaining years in Cronin’s 21st District senate seat.

For weeks it was speculated that Sandack was the top runner for the seat, where State Rep. Chris Nybo and State Rep. Sandy Pihos, were also being considered for the post.

Sandack was selected for the position by the 21st Legislative

D i s t r i c t c o m m i t t e e made up of Cronin, Comptrol ler -elect Judy Baar Topinka from Riverside T o w n s h i p and Proviso Township GOP Committeeman Mike Corrigan.

Sandack received the news last Thursday. “Yes, it’s official and yes, I am humbled and honored. I’ll be heading to the State Senate soon. Looking forward to a new challenge,” Sandack posted to Twitter shortly after the announcement.

Early on, several local politicians had stated that they would run for the mayor’s office

that they expected to be vacated by Sandack.

Those with an eye on the job were former Commissioner Martin Tully, Councilman Geoff Neustadt and Councilman William Waldack.

However, a day after his state appointment Sandack stunned them all by stating that he would hold both positions simultaneously until the end of his mayoral term, which ends in May.

“My goal is to complete my term as elected,” said Sandack. “If it becomes unbearable, I will have to make a decision.”

Sandack said that the decision to hold both posts is legal, and that other office holders have done the same thing in the past. The mayor, an attorney with

Gaido and Fintzen, will also continue his work at the law firm.

“I will stay. I still have to have a mortgage paying job,” he said, adding that his partners at the law firm will support him with his multiple duties.

One of the reasons Sandack wants to remain in the mayor’s seat is to prevent gridlocks amongst the village council, he said.

“The mayor breaks ties, and I’d like to avoid any entanglement amongst the board,” he said.

Prior to being considered for the state senate seat, Sandack said he had not considered running for higher office. “This is one of those unique opportunities,” he said.

Once in Springfield, the mayor

said he would work on improving the state’s financial situation, shrinking the expanding size of government, and supporting the growth of businesses in the state similar to what the state of Indiana had done.

“Indiana is doing all the right things,” said Sandack. “Illinois is losing businesses. [Indiana] privatized sections of government such as their department of economic development. They let business get business.”

Sandack refused to state who he would be endorsing for the village’s top seat after his term expires. He’s expected to be sworn into the state senate on Nov. 30.

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Mayor Sandack on senate seat: ‘Yes, it’s official’

By Debbie Lively Staff reporter

Although turkey from a fryer can be tasty, it can also be dangerous.

Downers Grove fire officials are distributing warning notices to the public informing them about the ‘dos’ and ‘don’ts’ regarding the use of turkey fryers during the Thanksgiving and holiday season.

“We’re certainly aware of the dangers. Years ago when turkey fryers first came out we had a big fire,” said Marsha Geisler, a spokeswoman with the Downers Grove Fire Department. “We did have a serious residential fire caused by an unattended turkey fryer on Christmas Day, in 2001.” The fire started in an attached garage and extended to the house.

Illinois ranks second in the country for the number of grease and cooking fires on Thanksgiving Day, according to State Farm Insurance claims figures. More cooking fires occur on Thanksgiving than any other day of the year.

In August of 2007, a 5-year-old Wheeling boy died when his bike crashed into a fryer that was filled with boiling oil and was set up in the family’s driveway. He was burned on nearly 60 percent

of his body.According to State Farm, grease

and cooking-related claims from 2005-2009 more than double on Thanksgiving Day compared to an average day in November. States ranking the highest for grease and cooking fires on Thanksgiving Day are Texas (33), Illinois (22), Ohio (18), and Michigan (15), and New York (15).

With the popularity of turkey frying increasing, U.S. fire departments are responding to more than 1,000 fires each year in which a deep fryer is involved.

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) says deep fryer fires cause an average of 5 deaths, 60 injuries, and more than $15 million in property damage each year.

Geisler said that while turkey fryers made today are safer than previous models because of oil fill lines, improved thermometers, and more effective warning labels, residents still need to take precautions because the misuse of appliances can still cause fire and injuries.

The majority of reported incidents occur while oil in a

fryer is being heated, prior to adding the turkey. It is very important for consumers to monitor the temperature of the oil closely. Once the temperature reaches a certain point, it heats very quickly. If any smoke is noticed coming from a heating pot of oil, the burner should be turned off immediately because the oil is overheated.

There is also a risk of injury resulting from splashing due to the cooking of partially frozen meats. Thoroughly thaw and dry all meats before cooking in hot oil. One reported burn incident occurred when partially frozen chicken wings were added to hot oil in a turkey fryer, said Geisler.

For safest cooking with turkey fryers, follow these guidelines provided by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission:• Keep fryer in full view while burner is on.• Place fryer in an open area AWAY from all walls, fences, or other structures.• Never use in, on, or under a garage, breezeway, carport, porch or any structure that can catch fire.• Raise and lower food slowly to reduce splatter and avoid burns.• Cover bare skin when adding or removing food.• Check the oil temperature

frequently.• If oil begins to smoke, immediately turn gas supply off.• If a fire occurs, immediately call 911. Do not attempt to extinguish fire with water.Other safest operation procedure recommended by the CPSC include the following:• Making sure there is at least 2 feet of space between the liquid propane tank and fryer burner.• Place the liquid propane gas tank and fryer so that any wind blows the heat of the fryer away from the gas tank.• Center the pot over the burner on the cooker.• Completely thaw (24 hours for every 4 to 5 pounds) and dry turkey before cooking. Partially frozen and/or wet turkeys can produce excessive hot oil splatter when added to the oil.

Follow the manufacturer’s instructions to determine the proper amount of oil to add.

For most fryers, the procedure is as follows:• Place turkey in pot• Fill with water until the turkey is covered by about ½ inch of water• Remove and dry turkey• Mark water level.• Dump water, dry the pot, and fill with oil to the marked level.

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Avoid grease fires this Thanksgiving holiday

Ron Sandack

Properly measuring the oil before dropping in the turkey will go a long way in making sure you have a happy Thanksgiving.

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CALENDARUntil JANUARY 2011

Arboretum enchanted railroad. Through Jan. 2, visit the Morton Arboretum at I-88 and Rt. 53 in Lisle. Up to nine trains can oporate at the same time in this model trail display, and tracks even cross one another. See trains of various colors and styles on a holiday and nature themed track. One train even has a camera on it so visitors can see what it’s like to ride on the train. For more information, go online to www.mortonarb.org

Flora illuminated. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Morton Arboretum, I-88 and Rt. 53 in Lisle. A beautiful display of historical botanic art is accented with poems, song lyrics, and facts in ‘Flora, Illuminated!’ Art from the exclusive Suzette Morton Davidson Special Collections of the Sterling Morton Library will be showcased for visitors to explore. For more information, go online to www.mortonarb.org

Until FEBRUARY 28Magic Winter Garden. 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. (weather permitting) at the Morton Arboretum at I-88 and Rt. 53 in Lisle. Mystical creatures have escaped and are now hiding in the ‘Magical Winter Garden.’ See how many gnomes, fairies, and wise old trees you can uncover. For more information go online to www.mortonarb.org

NOVEMBER 28Winding down for winter. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Morton Arboretum, I-88 and Rt. 53 in Lisle. Who’s hibernating and who isn’t? Find out with ‘Winding Down for Winter.’ Learn where insects and animals hide, and make a special tree treat for animals that stick around in the winter in this drop-in program. For more information, visit www.mortonarb.org

NOVEMBER 30

Chicago Bears History. 7 p.m. Roy Taylor, author of “Chicago Bears History,” provides a 90-year account of our Chicago Bears. He has stories and photographs that depict the changes in the team since 1920. Hear about hall of famers, championships, the Honey Bears, and NFL secrets. Register for these events at the Downers Grove Public Library, 1050 Curtiss St., online at www.downersgrovelibrary.org, at the Circulation Desk, or by calling (630) 960-1200.

Authors Marketing Group meeting. 7 p.m. at the Woodridge Public Library community room, 3 Plaza Dr. Guest speaker will be Paul Lloyd, speaking on “How to Build a Fan Base and Market to Them,” a presentation about the evolution of the publishing business over the last 10 years. Meetings are free and open to the public, though there is an annual fee to join as a member. For more information go to http://www.authorsmarketinggroup.org or call Jim Durkin at 630-921-0118.

DECEMBER 1Proper Posture Workshop. 7-8 p.m. at Korwitts Chiropractic Center, 2736 Maple Ave. in Downers Grove. This is a free event, and aim to help prevent many of the muscle symptoms seem in chiropractic patients.

For more information call 630-963-0080.

DECEMBER 2Fiction Book Discussion Group. 7:30 p.m. “The Imperfectionists” by Tom Rachman in the 2nd Floor Conference Room In this vibrant, offbeat debut, Rachman follows the private lives of the reporters and editors of an international English language newspaper based in Rome. Register for these events at the Downers Grove Public Library, 1050 Curtiss St., online at www.downersgrovelibrary.org, at the Circulation Desk, or by calling (630) 960-1200.

DECEMBER 4Basketball tournament. Father/son and mother/daughter teams will be guaranteed a minimum of 3 games from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Jefferson Jr High School Gym. $30 (resident two-person team)/$40 (nonresident two-person team). The fee will include refreshments and medals to remember this bonding experience. For more information call the Woodridge Park District Info Line at (630) 353-3400.

CoD info session for busy adults. 10-11 a.m. at the College of DuPage student resource center, room 2052. The admissions and information

office will host ‘A Cup of Joe and You’re in the Know’ to introduce adult students age 21 and older to programs available at the college. Hot coffee and light refreshments will be available. Information will be available about financial aid, scholarships for adults, career services, and programs geared toward busy adults. Event is free but registration is required. For more information and to register contact Angela Nackovic at 630-942-2398 or [email protected]

Christmas in Illinois. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. James Ballowe, author of ‘A Man of Salt and Trees: The Life of Joy Morton’ brings a collection of tales, poems, memoirs, and images from all across Illinois. Ballowe will be signing copies of his book, so grab a great gift and enjoy a holiday snack.

Designer jeans sale fundraiser. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Downers Grove Community High School South cafeteria, 1436 Norfolk St. in Downers Grove. Designer Jeans Warehouse (DJW) will have approximately 3000 pairs of jeans selling for about 75% off retail. Brands that may be available include DKNY, Lucky, Ed Hardy, Diesel, and more. DJW will be donating all entrance fees and 10% of total sales to the Downers Grove South booster club.

DECEMBER 6

Nonfiction Book Discussion Group. 7:30 p.m. “Outliers: The Story of Success” by Malcolm Gladwell in the 2nd Floor Conference Room of the Downers Grove Library. Gladwell brings us an investigation into the nature of successful people, looking for patterns in the lives of several individuals at the top of their field, examining the “myth of the self-made man,” and showing how chance and circumstance might be more important than you think. Register online at www.downersgrovelibrary.org, at the Circulation Desk, or by calling (630) 960-1200.

DECEMBER 7Brown bag lunch series. The Downers Grove Park District Museum announces the beginning of its fall Brown Bag Lunch series. Participants can learn about a special collectible from an expert while enjoying their lunch on the Museum campus. From utilitarian objects and oddities, a different collection will be featured each month. This free program will be offered the first Tuesday of the month from noon to 1 p.m. The highlighted collection will be Christmas Boxes. Registration is required at Lincoln Center, 935 Maple Avenue, the Recreation & Fitness Center, 4500 Belmont or online at www.dgparks.org. Please contact the Museum at 630-963-1309 for more information.

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POLICE6 THE BUGLE NOVEMBER 24, 2010

Arrest Reports

The following items were compiled from the official reports of the Downers Grove and Woodridge Police Departments. Appearing in the police blotter does not constitute a finding of guilt, only a court of law can make that determination.

Downers Grove• Laura Szpejnowski-Manrot, 40, of 1171 Stanford Ave, Downers Grove was arrested at 11:28 p.m. Nov. 12 was arrested at Main and Blanchard streets for driving under the influence of alcohol.

• William Casey 18, of 7108 Kidwell Rd., Downers Grove was arrested at 4:23 p.m. Nov. 13 at 3815 Highland Ave for assault and interfering with reporting a domestic battery.

• Michael O’Hare, 44, of 1400 Holland Ave, Downers Grove was arrested at 5:10 p.m. Nov. 13 for domestic battery.

• Michael Guess, 26, of 1944

Curtiss St., Downers Grove was arrested at 9:21 a.m. Nov. 14 at Good Samaritan Hospital on a warrant.

• Claudia Rozo-Arcila, 33, of 2142 Culer Ave., Berwyn was arrested at 9:37 p.m. Nov. 14 at 2400 block of Ogden Avenue for no valid driver’s license.

• Alarie Canada, 28, of 720 N. 11th St. Melrose Park, was arrested at 4:17 p.m. Nov. 15 at Carpenter and Grove for domestic battery, possession of a controlled substance, and interfering with reporting a domestic violence.

• Rachel Koch, 40, of 208 N. Oak Park Ave., Oak Park was arrested at 12:18 a.m. Nov. 15 at 75th and Lemont for driving under the influence.

• Amanda Karkula, 26, of 2152 Prentiss, Downers Grove, was arrested at 9:45 p.m. Nov. 15 at 63rd and Main streets for driving without a license and no insurance.

• Tamika Battle, 31, of 1605 Lavender Dr. Romeoville was

arrested at 8:15 a.m. Nov. 16 at 1400 block of Opus for driving without a license. • Kyle Skowron, 21, of 924 Warren Downers Grove was arrested at 11:39 a.m. Nov. 16 at 924 Warren for driving without a license and warrant.

• Daniell Richardson, 31, of 3919 S. Warrant was arrested at 5:11 p.m. Oct. 16 at Downers Dr. and Frontage Rd. for driving without a license.

Woodridge• At 12:10 a.m. Nov. 10, Filiberto Garfias-Fernandez, 23, from the 2400 block of Forest Drive, Woodridge, was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol following a traffic stop in the 7900 block of Janes Ave.

• At 10 p.m. Nov. 10, John Sadowski, 54, from the 1100 block of Mistwood Ln., Downers Grove, was charged with driving while license suspended following a traffic stop on the northbound ramp to I-55 off Lemont Rd.

• At 2:50 a.m. Nov. 13, Jennifer Garcia, 23, from the 1800 block

of Harlem Blvd, Rockford, was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol following a traffic stop near the intersection of Route 53 and 75th St.

• A residential burglary occurred sometime between 11 p.m. Nov. 13 and 4 p.m. Nov. 14 in the 7200 block of Woodward Ave. Unknown persons damaged the door and removed cash from the residence.

• At 8:33 p.m. Nov. 14, Hector Rodriguez-Martinez, 28, from the 2600 block of Forest Dr., Woodridge, was charged with driving while license suspended and two state warrants following a traffic stop near the intersection of Westview and 75th St.

• At 2:30 a.m. Nov. 14, Kenneth Jordan, 21, from the 1500 block of Lavender Drive, Romeoville, was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol following a traffic stop in the 2300 block of 75th St.

• At 8:30 p.m. Nov. 16, Yolanda Hendrix, 33, from the 6600 block of Kimbark, Chicago, was charged with unlawful possession of a

fraudulent disability parking device while parked in the 1000 block of 75th St. • A strong-arm robbery occurred at 6:50 p.m. Nov. 17 in the 2400 block of Emerald Court. An unknown offender in a group struck an individual with their fist and stole their cell phone.

• At 8:20 p.m. Nov. 17, Frederick Williams 28, from the 7300 block of Winthrop Way, Downers Grove, was charged with aggravated assault in the 2000 block of 75th St.

• At 11:15 p.m. Nov. 17, Justin Flynn, 30, from the 2400 block of Forest Dr., Woodridge, was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol following a traffic stop in the 2600 block of Forest Dr.

• At 12 a.m. Nov.18, Donald Manning, 37, from the 3400 block of Joann Ln., Woodridge, was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol and resisting a Police Officer following a traffic stop near the intersection of Piers Drive and 83rd St.

By Debbie Lively Staff reporter

Downers Grove police recently detonated several pipe bombs found in an Aurora home.

While cleaning out a home in Aurora, a real estate person uncovered several pipe bombs she believed to be gunpowder, police said.

The woman found seven

pipe bombs in a house in the 2300 block of Blue Spruce Ln. in Aurora, and because she lives in Downers Grove she brought them to her nearest police station, said Sgt. Dave Bormann, a spokesman with the Downers Grove Police Department.

“She was contracted to do an estate sale. She located the pipe bombs, put them in her car and drove to the police station,” he

said. Shortly after the investigation,

Downers Grove police and the DuPage County Sheriff’s Department bomb squad detonated the bombs on the northwest side of the Downers Grove Police Station.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms later returned to the home to search for additional explosives but

none were found, said Dan Ferrelli, a spokesman with the Aurora Police Department.

“The public is not in danger,” said Ferrelli. “Thankfully nobody was hurt. This could have been a lot worse.”

The explosives belong to the deceased homeowner. Police said it was unclear why the owner was in possession of the explosives.

“We did have some calls of domestic violence before. As to why he would have those bombs there would be total speculation on our part,” Ferrelli added.

Authorities said finding explosives in a home is not “unheard of,” but the discoverer should never attempt to remove them. “If anyone comes across weapons, they should call 911,” Ferrelli added.

Pipe bombs discovered in Aurora home

By Debbie Lively Staff reporter

The increased car burglaries in Downer’s Grove could be a case of teen “carhopping.”

Carhopping is a term used to describe going into unlocked cars and stealing items, said Sgt. Dave Bormann, a spokesman with the Downers Grove Police Department. “That’s a term that teens call it. They’re not breaking

windows. They’re just going into cars.”

The ritual could be what has caused an increase in this year’s car burglaries. The village has seen 11 more burglaries in 2010 than 2009. In June there were 27 cars burglarized, compared to 26 in June 2009. In recent months, these incidents have increased even more.

The Downers Grove Police Department continues to

receive complaints from citizens who have had property stolen from their vehicle, many when they were parked in their own driveway overnight.

Simply keeping your car doors locked, authorities said, can prevent this type of crime.

“The problem is unlocked cars where people are leaving expensive items out such as GPS systems,” said Bormann.

The crimes have been

occurring throughout the village and not in one specific area, and police have made some arrest for the burglaries.

During the summer two juveniles were arrested near 55th St. and Fairview Ave. for stealing from several cars.

“They were caught in the act and arrested, and we don’t think that it was a one time thing,” he added.

Any person who accesses a

vehicle without permission and removes items has committed burglary, which is a class 2 felony in Illinois. The penalty for burglary is three to seven years in prison and a $25,000 fine.

Police are asking parents to talk with their children to make sure they understand the seriousness of burglary. The victim, the police, and the state attorney’s office will not view it as a harmless prank.

Lock your car doors to prevent ‘carhopping’ thefts

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Sit, eat, test your turkey day knowledgeThanksgiving is our national

holiday honoring turkey, cranberries, the fourth Thursday of November and football. Thanks to www.history.com we can also spend the day separating fact from fiction. An occasional lighthearted observation is offered as a bonus.

Fact or Fiction: Thanksgiving is held on the final Thursday of November each year.

Fiction. In 1863, President Abraham Lincoln designated the last Thursday in November as a national day of thanksgiving. However, in 1939, after a request from the National Retail Dry Goods Association, President Franklin Roosevelt decreed that the holiday should always be celebrated on the fourth Thursday of the month (and never the occasional fifth, as occurred in 1939) in order to extend the holiday shopping season by a week. The decision sparked great controversy, and was still unresolved two years later, when the House of Representatives passed a resolution making the last Thursday in November a legal national holiday. The Senate amended the resolution, setting the date as the fourth Thursday, and the House eventually

agreed.Our View: The post-

Thanksgiving retail madness is truly an American institution.

Fact or Fiction: One of America’s Founding Fathers thought the turkey should be the national bird of the United States.

Fact. In a letter to his daughter sent in 1784, Benjamin Franklin suggested that the wild turkey would be a more appropriate national symbol for the newly independent United States than the bald eagle (which had earlier been chosen by the Continental Congress). He argued that the turkey was “a much more respectable Bird,” “a true original Native of America,” and “though a little vain & silly, a Bird of Courage.”

Fact or Fiction: In 1863, Abraham Lincoln became the first American president to proclaim a national day of thanksgiving.

Fiction. George Washington, John Adams and James Madison all issued proclamations urging Americans to observe days of thanksgiving, both for general

good fortune and for particularly momentous events (the adoption of the U.S. Constitution, in Washington’s case; the end of the War of 1812, in Madison’s).

Fact or Fiction: Macy’s was the first American department store to sponsor a parade in celebration of Thanksgiving.

Fiction. The Philadelphia department store Gimbel’s had sponsored a parade in 1920, but the Macy’s parade, launched four years later, soon became a Thanksgiving tradition and the standard kickoff to the holiday shopping season. The parade became ever more well-known after it featured prominently in the hit film “Miracle on 34th Street” (1947), which shows actual footage of the 1946 parade.

Our View: Proper product placement can re-write history.

Fact or Fiction: Turkeys are slow-moving birds that lack the ability to fly.

Fiction (kind of). Domesticated turkeys (the type eaten on Thanksgiving) cannot fly, and their pace is limited to a slow walk. Wild turkeys, on the other hand, are much smaller and more agile. They can reach speeds of up to 20-25 miles

per hour on the ground and fly for short distances at speeds approaching 55 miles per hour. They also have better eyesight and hearing than their domestic counterparts.

Fact or Fiction: Native Americans used cranberries, now a staple of many Thanksgiving dinners, for cooking as well as medicinal purposes.

Fact. According to the Cape Cod Cranberry Growers’ Association, one of the country’s oldest farmers’ organizations, Native Americans used cranberries in a variety of foods, including “pemmican” (a nourishing, high-protein combination of crushed berries, dried deer meat and melted fat). They also used it as a medicine to treat arrow punctures and other wounds and as a dye for fabric. The Pilgrims adopted these uses for the fruit and gave it a name—”craneberry”—because its drooping pink blossoms in the spring reminded them of a crane.

Our View: Cranberries are not just a super food, they are an AMERICAN super food.

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Fiction. The American tradition of college football on Thanksgiving is pretty much as old as the sport itself. The newly formed American Intercollegiate Football Association held its first championship game on Thanksgiving Day in 1876. At the time, the sport resembled something between rugby and what we think of as football today. By the 1890s, more than 5,000 club, college and high school football games were taking place on Thanksgiving, and championship match-ups between schools like Princeton and Yale could draw up to 40,000 fans. The NFL took up the tradition in 1934, when the Detroit Lions (recently arrived in the city and renamed) played the Chicago Bears at the University of Detroit stadium in front of 26,000 fans. Since then, the Lions game on Thanksgiving has become an annual event, taking place every year except during the World War II years (1939–1944).

Our View: 1) Football is integral to American history. 2)Yet another reason to appreciate the Chicago Bears.

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By Laura KatauskasStaff reporter

Did you know that Target and Wal-Mart will price match any item as long the sales ad is shown? Did you know that stores like Michael’s and JoAnn Fabrics take their competitor’s coupons?

Did you know that there is a coupon or discount code for almost anything and that you can plan for Black Friday by checking out preview ads online?

So says owner, writer, and educator of My Chicago Mommy, Maria Tiongco Ramos, who created the website outlining freebies, ad/coupon matchups and for the holiday season the 2010 Holiday Survival Guide and Black Friday ad previews.

Ramos spoke at a recent class held at the Des Plaines Valley Library Romeoville branch on smart holiday shopping.

As the mother of four, she knows first hand how expenses can add up, and so she began looking for ways to save and decided to share the wealth.

“I have a passion for saving and I wanted to pay it forward,” said Ramos, who estimates she has raked in savings of nearly $10,000 annually.

She encourages shoppers this holiday season to take advantage of discounts and to hone in on some money saving tips.

The number one rule, she says, is planning, and that means setting a budget and making a list that not only includes gifts but costs for decorations and meals on the run. The website, www.flylady.net offers a free printable Holiday Control Journal or visit www.organizedchristmas.com for printable holiday planner pages and gift tags.

Many computer programs have budgeting help and planner sheets, and some may already have them at home. For others a notebook and pen will do just fine. Taking the time to write out a plan will help keep track of what you have already purchased and, most importantly, how much you’ve spent.

Before you hit the store, Ramos offers a few tips. Never leave home without checking for a coupon—more often than not there is a discount of some sort. Her website and others like www.groupon.com list daily deals. Take advantage of frequent shopper and loyalty store cards. Keep receipts in an enveloped taped to a page in your planner. If an item goes on sale the next week, check the store for a price adjustment.

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sales now and some websites are giving a preview of the day’s ads. Check out www.bfads.net or www.black-friday.net.

List items that are your priority. and divide and conquer if going with a group. Split the list and use your cell phones to report to one another on items on the wish list. Also pay attention to restrictions; sometimes it’s not worth your search and your time on Black Friday when time is crucial for door buster sales. Shop stores close together.

With online shopping so popular, you don’t even have to go out. Be sure to check for free shipping or in-store pick up. Take advantage of the upcoming ‘Cyber Monday,’ when online retailers offer deep discounts.

For holiday cards, make a list of which family members and friends to whom you want to send a paper card and determine which would benefit from an e-card. Check stores for photo

orders. Most are now offering deals for 10 free cards. Shop around and get 10 free from each vendor if it doesn’t matter to you if the cards match.

For decorations, go through your other holiday stashes; use green from St. Patrick’s Day and red from Valentine’s Day.

Use candle decorations and just swap the ring or holder from holiday to holiday. Make your own—craft stores like Michaels and JoAnn Fabrics offer 40 to 50 percent off coupons each week and accept each other’s coupons.

Have a decoration swap with family or friends. What you may be tired of may delight someone else. A trip to the Goodwill store can net more decorations at a fraction of the cost.

Stock up on non-perishable items at the store instead of running out three or four times to have enough butter or flour to make those cookies (which can be made ahead of time and last up to three months in the freezer.)

Prepare meals now and freeze

them for busy hectic days instead of eating out.

Check restaurant.com for gift cards and major discounts for gifts and yourself if you know you will be looking to dine out after holiday shopping.

Think outside of the box and check for clearance items. Most fall merchandise is on sale and works just as well in the winter. For clothes, buy pieces that can be layered for a great gift. Check out boxed items that can be separated into smaller gifts to get more for your money. Put together your own basket of items with everyday, inexpensive items that you know the recipient will enjoy.

Make your own gift bags using recycled Christmas cards glued to a plain bag; use shredded paper of any sort as filler instead of buying tissue paper.

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Get back up to snuff. Halloween was

several weeks ago, but during the week ahead you might feel that a vampire, or something less spooky and more real, has sporadically drained you of energy.

The full moon in your sign could bring

relationships into sharp focus. During the week ahead, you might reflect on matters of trust and issues that affect your intimacy with a partner or significant other.

The full moon in your opposite sign might

signal a change of direction. You might see your own shortcomings reflected in others and vow to make positive changes and improvements in the week to come.

You could suffer from a tendency to

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Today’s full moon could provoke you to

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If you push yourself to the front of the

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What you see isn’t always what you get.

In the first half of this week, your imagination might be working overtime and you might only see what you want to see. Sidestep family confrontations.

Today’s full moon might bring your

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Mustangs not shying away from tough teamsBy Rob ValentinSports editor

Downers Grove South head coach Jay Baum knows that he has a talented team that can compete for a sectional title.

So he went out and did what any good coach does, make his team’s schedule as hard as possible.

“We know we’ll really have our hands full with a tremendously difficult schedule,” Baum said. “We play West Aurora and Ryan Boatright, who is the 36th rated kid in the nation. St. Charles North has a lot of their guys back and the third game is Hales Franciscan, the 2A state champion.

“We have Oak-Park River Forest, Fremd and Morton in non-conference games.

Then we have Willowbrook

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Downers Grove South will be led by Jerron Wilbut (left), Ziggy Riauka (center) and Jamall Millison (right).

BOYS BASKETBALL

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North taking complete team approach

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Downers Grove North’s Tom Wengren (left), Alex Vogler (center) and Ross Johnson (right) are the leaders for the Trojans.

By Rob ValentinSports editor

Downers Grove North doesn’t have that one stud player who’s going to have Division I scouts drooling at every game.

But what the Trojans do have as the 2010-2011 campaign gets underway is a collection of players that are experienced and determined to achieve success this season.

“We have five seniors who have started so we have game experience at the varsity level,” North head coach Jim Thomas said. “They’re all special in a different way and hopefully together we’ll have a good season. “As far as understanding our themes and the philosophy of the program, it makes things a

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By Matt Le CrenContributing writer

A season filled with promise ended with unprecedented success for the Downers Grove North girls swimming team Saturday.

The Trojans thrilled a full house at Evanston by taking fourth place at the state finals, their highest showing ever. In the process, North won three state championships and a total of five medals overall.

The highlight was North’s 200-yard medley squad of freshman Gabby Sims, seniors Allison Soper and Haley Sims and freshman Maddy Sims, which set a new state record of 1:44.30, eclipsing the old mark of 1:44.77 which had been set by New Trier in Friday’s preliminary round.

It was the first time North has won a state title in a relay and the fact that a rookie brought it home with a tremendous finishing kick, beating New Trier senior Megan Marchuk in the process, made it even more memorable.

“No, honestly (I didn’t expect it),” Maddy said. “When it comes to 50s and 100s, I’m a little more hesitant, but it’s just something that I do when I realize I have a chance at something and we’re so close. Some kind of influence takes over. It was so weird.”

Twins Gabby and Maddy may be freshmen but that race demonstrated to the swimming world that they are the real deal. Maddy said her competitive drive allowed her to overcome any nerves in that situation.

“When you see yourself out ahead of these people, another gear kicks in and you want to see how far you can go,” Maddy said. “We couldn’t have asked for a better relay.”

Even though she swims with Maddy every day in practice, Haley Sims was shocked at what her little sister did.

“That was amazing,” Haley said. “We really needed Maddy to come through for us and she really did in a big way and that was totally awesome. I’m so proud of her and everything she’s done this season.”

SOPER SHINES

The Trojans were also proud of what Soper did this season. Often overshadowed by the spotlight that shines on the Sims sisters, Soper excelled as the fourth member of the medley.

“It’s kind of hard (being overlooked) but I think today kind of balanced it out,” Soper said. “It’s a great way to go out senior year. I never thought I’d be part of this relay.”

Soper’s day ended with the medley relay, which only began the excitement.

“(Our reaction was) an all-out screaming fest,” Soper said.

“We were set to get first when we came in the meet, but today we were seeded fourth and we just wanted to go for the title. We didn’t think we were going to get the state record, so it was really cool.”

Downers North coach Judy Busse wasn’t surprised at Soper’s performance or that of the relay.

“No, honestly,” Busse said. “I know it sounds arrogant, but we were only a tenth off (the record) at sectionals, so we knew it was within reach. The question was could we get the

North sets state record, Sims wins two golds

GIRLS SWIMMING

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Downers Grove North’s Haley Sims won a pair of state titles.

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state record and win because the field was so talented.

“Allison has had a great season,” she added. “She’s been our go-to breaststroker for 2-3 years and she really stepped up beautifully today.”

HALEY DOMINATES

So did Haley Sims, who added to her family’s rich tradition by becoming the third member of her family to win a state championship. In capturing the 200 individual medley and the 100 butterfly, she joined her father, Dave, and brother, Burke, as state champions. Both were in attendance as part of a large cheering section.

“The big cheering section is awesome,” said Haley, the first double state champion in school history. “It’s great to see so much support for the purple and white. It adds a whole lot of energy to the meet.”

Haley was brimming with energy as she held off St. Charles East junior Emma Smith to win the IM with a time of 2:01.27, just .60 off the state record. She then won the fly in 54.68. That was expected, as Sims had finished second in that event the past two years and had clocked 53.83 in the prelims.

“The IM was a little bit of a concern for me,” Haley said. “I’ve sort of been a little bit off in that all season. Yesterday being so far off my best was a little bit nerve-wracking, but I just really wanted to lay it all on the line my last meet and do the best I could. I was really happy to go best time. I dropped a second from my best, so that was the most exciting part for me.”

TROPHY LETDOWN

The excitement continued up until the final event for North, which was in second place in the team standings with two races to go. Gunning for their first trophy, the Trojans needed to win the 400 free relay and have Loyola finish no higher than fourth or they could win the relay and have Rosary finish no higher than sixth.

But Loyola took second in 3:28.99 and North’s team of Haley, sophomore Jen Gockman, Maddy and Gabby was third in

3:29.77. That allowed Loyola to finish second in the team standings with 126 points, while Rosary was third at 122.5 and North fourth with 114. New Trier won the title with 198.5 points.

“It’s bittersweet because the trophy was a big goal for us, but I’m very, very happy with all my swims and races,” Gabby said. “It’s great. It’s nice to set a new standard for Downers Grove North swimming. I only hope that we can go up from here.”

GABBY STELLAR TOO

There’s little reason to think Gabby won’t be moving up. She barely missed joining Haley on the winner’s podium as she took second in the 100 freestyle. Her time of 51.09 was only .04 behind New Trier star Samantha James. Gabby also was runner-up in the 100 backstroke, where her time of 55.82 was beaten only by Glenbrook South sophomore Olivia Smoliga, who broke the state record for the second time in two days timing in at 53.43.

“In the 100 (free), I took a breath and if I didn’t take that breath I might have been able to win it, but it’s okay,” Gabby said. “I’m only a freshman. I’ll take second any day.”

Though the Trojans came up just short of a trophy, Haley ends her prep career with 14 state medals and no regrets.

“This whole year has just been a wild ride for us and it’s been a lot of fun to work collectively toward our goal of being top three in the state,” said Haley, who will swim for Stanford like

her father did and brother does. “With everybody in the same mindset, it’s been really cool.”

In Friday’s prelims, Maddy finished 16th in the 500 free (5:03.80) and 17th in the 200 IM (2:08.69). The top 12 advance to finals. Soper was 17th in the 100 breaststroke (1:07.15), senior Meghan Downey was 14th in

diving with 248.5 points and the 200 free relay of Gockman, Soper, sophomore Hannah Kaufmann and senior Marie Sandacz took 25th in 1:40.53.

Downers Grove South senior Sara Koniecko wrapped up her high school career by taking 23rd in the 50 freestyle with a time of 24.95.

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Maddy Sims swims the 200 Individual Medley at the state meet.

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Gabby Sims finished second in the 100 backstroke at the state finals.

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and Lyons who was 24-0 at one point. Before Christmas we’ll play nine teams that will have winning records. We’ll find out how good we are before Christmas.”

Luckily, Baum has the talent to compete hard through that tough schedule. South has three returning starters led by juniors Jerron Wilbut and Jamall Millison. Both players were major contributors last season.

“Jerron can really be a special player,” Baum said. “He’s handles the ball well. He’s really come a long way. He can dunk the ball and hit the three-point shot really well. It will be electrifying to see him perform this winter.

“(Jamall) has gotten bigger and stronger and score. We’re looking for another big season from him. He’ll be one of our leaders. He’s a smart basketball player and seems to make the right play all

the time.”The terrific twosome have

high hopes for the 2010-2011 campaign.

“I’m very excited and can’t wait for the conference to get underway,” Millison said. “We’d like to win a conference title and make a state appearance. We need to do well defensively and shut people down. We’ll have to communicate on defense.”

“I’m really liking the talent that the school has,” Wilbut said. “The goal is always to win the state championship but for now it’s doing the little things right. As long as we do all the little things, the rest will take care of itself.”

Wilbut agrees with Millison on what will be a top priority for South if they want to be successful this season.

“Defense has to come first,” Wilbut said. “We have to tighten up on defense, stay in front of people and not get beat off the dribble. We just have to play solid.”

The good news is that both

players garnered a lot of knowledge by starting last season.

“I gained a lot of experience and learned how to be a leader last year,” Millison said. “This team has been together for a while.”

Another key contributor will be 6-foot 7-inch senior Ziggy Riauka, who is also a returning starter. He’ll be the man in the paint trading elbows and pulling down boards.

“He’s bigger and stronger than he was last year,” Baum said. “He really passes the ball well and has a skilled touch. He’s getting looks from Division I schools.”

“I need to be a big inside presence for the team,” Riauka said. “I need to get rebounds and outplay (the other team’s big) on offense and defense.”

Like Wilbut and Millison,

Riauka has high hopes for this season.

“Everyone wants to go Downstate but we can’t get too carried away with that,” Riauka said. “We had a great summer but we can’t look at that and think we’re better than everyone else because then we won’t come out ready to play. We just want to take each game and win them one at a time.”

The other two starters for the Mustangs will be senior Danielus Jurgutis and junior Kevin Honn. Jurgutis transferred in from St. Joe’s and will play the point while Honn will do a little bit of everything for South.

“(Jurgutis) is a really good point guard,” Baum said. “He can get to the rim and score, has a good jumpshot, plays defense

and handles the ball really well. (Honn) got a lot of playing time last year and moves really well without the ball. Teams will be double covering other guys and he can make a move and score. He can shoot on the perimeter but can go inside too.”

Baum also likes his team’s bench. Senior John Dillon is a good three-point shooter and will be the sixth man. Senior John Lithio will be the first post player of the bench while seniors Matt Hroma and Bryan Mulcrone and junior Nick Vanek will also be in the regular rotation.

“We’ve been working very hard,” Bam said. “I’m very optimistic and it could be a special year but there’s no prediction on how it will turn out.”

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Downers Grove South’s Jerron Wilbut is getting heavily recruited as a junior.

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Junior Jamall Millison returns for Downers Grove South.

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little easier because we’re starting at a different point than we were last season.”

Returning five players that have started at least a few varsity games means that Thomas and his team have lofty goals this season.

“The goal this year is to win conference and I think it’s an attainable goal,” Thomas said. “The kids took second as sophomores and won 11 games in a row so we’re capable of it. We just have to make sure we’re doing the right things daily so we can reach that long-term goal.”

Ross Johnson and Tom Wengren will bring the Trojans good scoring from the perimeter while Rob Malachy and D.J. Cieniawa are capable of going inside and outside.

“I have a lot of friends in our conference and it’s usually evenly spread out,” said Cieniawa, who has been on varsity since sophomore year. “We’re kind of looked at as the underdog but with the way we’re practicing, if we play hard I think we can get some upsets.”

In many ways, North will be able to use its underdog role to its advantage by sneaking up on teams.

“A lot of teams like to use us for their “Pack the gym night” because they expect a win but I like that,” Cieniawa said. “Especially as a high school player, you love playing in that environment and we want to steal some wins. Hopefully before too long we’ll be up there with the big dogs.”

“Last year we weren’t mature enough,” Wengren added. “We were young and still learning the whole varsity basketball thing. This year we’re definitely more mature and ready to go.”

Alex Vogler and Tyler Mason will also be key contributors with Mason being the guy expected to clean up the glass on both the offensive and defensive sides of the floor.

Senior Jalen Grace and junior Dennis Blake have been battling for the starting point guard spot but both players will see plenty of court time regardless of who wins.

“I have really high expectations for this team,” senior Zach Schneeweis said. “We have a lot of returning varsity players and I just hope we can maximize our

talent. I feel like we bonded over the offseason and I love these guys. I really think we’ll excel and turn things around from last season.”

Bringing home a West Suburban Silver title will not be easy. There’s plenty of good competition in the Silver this year.

“I think Lyons Township would be heavily favored to win the conference and Proviso West would be in the mix,” Thomas said. “After that you have York, who is returning one of the better players in the area in Will Sullivan. I think we’re the darkhorse going into it.”

In order to be successful this season, North will need to make sure its defensive house is in order.

“We need to get some steals and some stops,” Cieniawa said. “Basketball is all a game of momentum and once we get that momentum our way, that will bring us some victories.”

One of the big games that always gets circled on the schedule is the showdown with Downers Grove South. The cross-town rivalry game never goes by without big fanfare and North will be looking for revenge after losing at South last season.

“We get really pumped up for the game,” Wengren said. “Last year we went straight over to South and went straight to the court and started playing. We didn’t go to the locker rooms or have a meeting. This year, we’ll have our whole ‘Trojan Army’ behind us. That’s our superfan section.”

North will play host to South on Saturday, Feb 5.

The Trojans opened the season earlier this week in the Wheaton Academy Thanksgiving Tournament. They’ll play

Wheaton Warrenville South, Wheaton Academy, Leyden and Streamwood in the tourney.

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Ross Johnson and Downers Grove North are hoping for a strong season.

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 18TH JUDICIAL DISTRICTDUPAGE COUNTY - WHEATON, ILLINOIS2010 CH 02042Fifth Third Mortgage CompanyPLAINTIFFVs.James E. Mammas; et. al.DEFENDANTSNOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE OF REAL ESTATEPUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on 9/17/2010, John Zaruba, the Sheriff of DuPage County, Illinois will on 12/21/10 at the hour of 10:00am at Dupage County Sheriff’s Office501 North County Farm Road Wheaton, IL 60187, or in a place otherwise designated at the time of sale, County of DuPage and State of Illinois, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, as set forth below, the following described real estate:PIN 08-24-205-005Improved with a single family residenceCOMMONLY KNOWN AS: 6548 Midhurst RoadDowners Grove, IL 60516Sale terms: 10% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the auction; The balance, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, in certified funds, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in “AS IS” condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court.If the property is a condominium and the foreclosure takes place after 1/1/2007, purchasers other than the mortgagees will be required to pay any assessment and legal fees due under The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If the property is located in a common interest community, purchasers other than mortgagees will be required to pay any assessment and legal fees due under the Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee’s attorney. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after Confirmation of the sale.The property will NOT be open for inspection and Plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the Court file to verify all information.IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW.For information: Examine the court file or contact Plaintiff’s attorney: Codilis & Associates, P.C., 15W030 North Frontage Road, Suite 100, Burr Ridge, IL 60527, (630) 794-9876. Please refer to file number 14-10-12593.

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 18TH JUDICIAL DISTRICTDUPAGE COUNTY - WHEATON, ILLINOIS2010 CH 03008CitiMortgage, Inc.PLAINTIFFVs.Juventino G. Silva; et. al.DEFENDANTSNOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE OF REAL ESTATEPUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on 9/20/2010, John Zaruba, the Sheriff of DuPage County, Illinois will on 12/28/10 at the hour of 10:00am at Dupage County Sheriff’s Office501 North County Farm Road Wheaton, IL 60187, or in a place otherwise designated at the time of sale, County of DuPage and State of Illinois, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, as set forth below, the following described real estate:PIN 10-06-406-011Improved with a single family residenceCOMMONLY KNOWN AS: 9028 Westminster DriveWoodridge, IL 60517Sale terms: 10% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the auction; The balance, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, in certified funds, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in “AS IS” condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court.If the property is a condominium and the foreclosure takes place after 1/1/2007, purchasers other than the mortgagees will be required to pay any assessment and legal fees due under The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If the property is located in a common interest community, purchasers other than mortgagees will be required to pay any assessment and legal fees due under the Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee’s attorney. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after Confirmation of the sale.The property will NOT be open for inspection and Plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the Court file to verify all information.IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW.For information: Examine the court file or contact Plaintiff’s attorney: Codilis & Associates, P.C., 15W030 North Frontage Road, Suite 100, Burr Ridge, IL 60527, (630) 794-9876. Please refer to file number 14-09-25116.

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Q: I’ve been in a long-term conflict with a co-worker. We’ve both been promoted to the management team of my company. At every meeting, this guy starts a fight, insulting me or undermining my authority. How do I get him to stop?

A: Be boring. Right now, you’re making it really interesting to fight with you. Your colleague fires and you fire back. It takes two to keep a power struggle going.

I realize some people just like to fight. You can’t control whether this guy keeps fighting. You can control whether it is with you.

Work to reduce your reactivity to his power plays. Defending yourself in meetings, arguing and counterattacks all keep the conflict alive. Consider a

dead mouse. After a while, even the most aggressive cat gets bored and looks for more i n t e r e s t i n g prey.

Every time this colleague comes after you, use the most boring response you can muster. Also keep in mind that nothing becomes more tedious than two people who waste everyone else’s meeting time trying to prove who is more stupid.

If your office adversary wants to keep fighting and you stop, his clearly unwarranted aggression toward you will make him look foolish. If you keep contributing to the battle,

his behavior is clouded by your reactions.

Obviously, if this guy is making it impossible for you to do your job, conflict management by being boring is not the whole solution.

If you’ve calmly requested critical actions from him and he refuses to deliver, seek counsel from your boss. When talking to your boss, say something like, “Jim’s supplies are blocking access to the copy machine. I’ve asked him to remove them without success. Do you want us to use a different copy machine, or can you recommend another way to solve this problem?”

You’ll find many people during your career will invite you to a power struggle. Don’t RSVP. In the short run, you’ll have to give up being right to be boring. In

the long run, you’ll get what you want.

The last word(s)Q: I’m sick of people whining

about each other at work. Why can’t people just do their job and leave the personal stuff at home?

A: Because it’s very hard to separate employees’ heads from their hearts without early and permanent retirement.

Daneen Skube, Ph.D. speaker, executive coach, trainer and psychotherapist can be reached at 1420 NW Gilman Blvd, No. 2845, Issaquah, Wa WA 98027 by e-mail at [email protected] or at www.interpersonaledge.com. Sorry no personal replies.

(c) 2010 TRIBUNE MEDIA SERVICES, INC.

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 18TH JUDICIAL DISTRICTDUPAGE COUNTY - WHEATON, ILLINOIS2010 CH 03008CitiMortgage, Inc.PLAINTIFFVs.Juventino G. Silva; et. al.DEFENDANTSNOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE OF REAL ESTATEPUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on 9/20/2010, John Zaruba, the Sheriff of DuPage County, Illinois will on 12/28/10 at the hour of 10:00am at Dupage County Sheriff’s Office501 North County Farm Road Wheaton, IL 60187, or in a place otherwise designated at the time of sale, County of DuPage and State of Illinois, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, as set forth below, the following described real estate:LOT 117 IN VICENTE UNIT ONE, BEING A SUBDIVISION OF PARTS OF SECTIONS 6 AND 7 IN TOWNSHIP 37 NORTH, RANGE 11, EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED DECEMBER 1, 1995 AS DOCUMENT R95-169484, IN DUPAGE COUNTY, ILLINOIS.PIN 10-06-406-011Improved with a single family residenceCOMMONLY KNOWN AS: 9028 Westminster DriveWoodridge, IL 60517Sale terms: 10% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the auction; The balance, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, in certified funds, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in “AS IS” condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court.If the property is a condominium and the foreclosure takes place after 1/1/2007, purchasers other than the mortgagees will be required to pay any assessment and legal fees due under The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If the property is located in a common interest community, purchasers other than mortgagees will be required to pay any assessment and legal fees due under the Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee’s attorney. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after Confirmation of the sale.The property will NOT be open for inspection and Plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the Court file to verify all information.IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW.For information: Examine the court file or contact Plaintiff’s attorney: Codilis & Associates, P.C., 15W030 North Frontage Road, Suite 100, Burr Ridge, IL 60527, (630) 794-9876. Please refer to file number 14-09-25116.

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 18TH JUDICIAL DISTRICTDUPAGE COUNTY - WHEATON, ILLINOIS2010 CH 02042Fifth Third Mortgage CompanyPLAINTIFFVs.James E. Mammas; et. al.DEFENDANTSNOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE OF REAL ESTATEPUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on 9/17/2010, John Zaruba, the Sheriff of DuPage County, Illinois will on 12/21/10 at the hour of 10:00am at Dupage County Sheriff’s Office501 North County Farm Road Wheaton, IL 60187, or in a place otherwise designated at the time of sale, County of DuPage and State of Illinois, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, as set forth below, the following described real estate:LOT 11 IN PRENTISS CREEK UNIT 2, BEING A SUBDIVISION OF PART OF THE FRACTIONAL NORTHEAST QUARTER OF SECTION 24, TOWNSHIP 38 NORTH, RANGE 10, EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED JUNE 17, 1968 AS DOCUMENT R68-25285, IN DUPAGE COUNTY, ILLINOIS.PIN 08-24-205-005Improved with a single family residenceCOMMONLY KNOWN AS: 6548 Midhurst RoadDowners Grove, IL 60516Sale terms: 10% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the auction; The balance, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, in certified funds, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in “AS IS” condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court.If the property is a condominium and the foreclosure takes place after 1/1/2007, purchasers other than the mortgagees will be required to pay any assessment and legal fees due under The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If the property is located in a common interest community, purchasers other than mortgagees will be required to pay any assessment and legal fees due under the Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee’s attorney. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after Confirmation of the sale.The property will NOT be open for inspection and Plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the Court file to verify all information.IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW.For information: Examine the court file or contact Plaintiff’s attorney: Codilis & Associates, P.C., 15W030 North Frontage Road, Suite 100, Burr Ridge, IL 60527, (630) 794-9876. Please refer to file number 14-10-12593.

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Photos by Robert Bykowski/Staff photographer

Jaclyn Winters hands a box to Mike Tomko during a food drop off at St. Scholastica on Saturday morning.

Insuring many a happy Thanksgiving

By Debbie Lively Staff reporter

This weekend at the West Suburban Community Pantry (WSCP) the atmosphere was about giving and receiving as some residents donated food while others received groceries for the Thanksgiving holiday.

Families who gave dropped their meal donations off in the early morning, and families in need picked up their harvest food during the afternoon hours at St. Scholastica Parish, located at 7720 Janes Avenue, Woodridge.

This holiday proved to be a record-breaking season for the pantry, which experienced a significant increase in the number of Woodridge residents needing assistance for Thanksgiving. This holiday WSCP is serving 488 households, which includes 2,009 people, while last year the pantry served 407 households, with a total 1,714 people.

Registration took place during October. The program is open to residents of Woodridge.

Bob Winters and Carmen Guarino carry boxes of donated food into St. Scholastica on Sat-urday morning.

Organizers say pantry received record-breaking number of requests

for holiday assistance

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