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This is the design local veterans have chosen for Veterans Memorial Park, which will be built on the triangular lot at Santa Fe Avenue and
Chestnut Street near Pearce Community Center. The local committee is now looking for residents to join them in raising funds for the
$250,000 project. illustration
Veterans Memorial Park in works
By Marianne Gillespie
hillicothe area veterans
are planning a large
memorial project and
now are asking for the public’s
“It’s a way for the citizens of
Chillicothe to say thank you,”
said veteran and proponent Tom
Veterans Memorial Park, a
$250,000 endeavor, will be located on the triangular property
near Pearce Community Center,
Santa Fe Avenue and Chestnut
The project was announced
Monday at a press conference at
the VFW Post 4999 home with
The Chillicothe Veterans Memorial Project committee got its
start after Harms and Ron Allen
rode around the United States
on their motorcycles and would
see veterans’ memorials.
“I felt that Chillicothe had
nice memorials,” Harms said of
the memorials which are located
in Chillicothe City Cemetery. “I
thought that we could do better.”
Letting the idea grow in his
mind, Harms decided that this
was the time to do something.
He called a meeting with the
American Legion, AMVETS and
VFW to talk about the idea in
early January.
With enthusiasm spreading,
the committee moved ahead.
“People will be just naturally
drawn to it,” said veteran Jim
Veteran Marshel Poff said the
memorial will recognize both
living veterans and those who
are deceased.
“It was 30 years before I ever
heard a thank you. I don’t want
the current veterans to wait that
long,” Poff said.
Harms said the memorial will
give residents and visitors alike
some time for reflection.
“Memorials mean different things to different people.
Veterans go to reflect on their
time spent. Civilians who have
never been in the service but
have an idea of what happened
get something different out of
it,” Harms said. “It gives you a
chance to think about it.”
From early on in the planning,
Poff said the committee did
not want the memorial to be a
“military hardware parking lot,”
so they looked for something
Finding a place
Looking for a suitable piece of
ground to build the memorial on
proved to be a challenge as the
men had seven or eight different
properties in mind, and a handful of criteria they wanted.
First, the area needed serenity
with some peace and quiet. It
also needed to be visible, allow
traffic and be secure.
Each property they vetted, but
they landed on Ruth McLaughlin’s triangular lot. She worked
the VFW bingo with Dave Hinkle one night, and he mentioned
the project to her early on in
the process. Her late husband,
Lee, was a World War II veteran
and a member of VFW post.
She offered it to the committee
if it was suitable for what they
“As soon as she knew we were
looking for a spot — boom —
she never hesitated,” Hinkle said
of McLaughlin’s donation of
After surveying the neighbors
and finding no objections, it
ended up meeting all the committee’s criteria.
Created by a 30-year Marine
Corps veteran Jim Pesch of
Peoria, the memorial itself is
to be inclusive to all veterans.
The shape of the memorial is a
star, one of the nation’s repeating symbols, from being used on
the flag to the nation’s greatest
awards for service. It is 53 feet
from point to point.
Around the star are six benches, representing each branch of
the military, including the sometimes forgotten Coast Guard
and Merchant Marines.
“This is for everybody. We
don’t want to forget anyone,”
Harms said.
Near the middle is the battlefield cross, comprised of the
boots, rifle and helmet. A rose
compass is also in the middle.
On either side of the entrance
are two guards saluting each
other: one is a Revolutionary
War guard from 1776 and the
other is from the Gulf War. Saluting each other symbolizes the
passing of the torch from one
generation to another, Harms
A back wall with three flag
poles in front of it bears the saying, “Freedom is not free.”
Making up the outlining of the
star is river rock of various colors, representing the ethnicity of
the service men and women.
The star includes positions for
3,400 bricks which may be
See memorial page A7
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He attended Midwest
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After time in the Coast
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morning and getting back
at 10 at night,” Randell
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2nd Street Bar & Grill
Friday November 14th
Serving from 4 to 9 PM
2 for
$20 Dinners
8oz Prime
Rib with 3
Hand Breaded
Potato, Soup, Salad
& Dessert Bar
Reservations Accepted
Informational Meeting
6:30 p.m. Nov. 12 at in the
IVCHS Library on suicide
and depression. This meeting will cover a list of warning signs and action steps
that can be taken. A list of
resources will be provided.
CPR Certification 6-9 p.m.
Nov. 12 at Pearce Community Center for ages 11
and older. Join instructors
from Advanced Medical
Transport to learn these
life-saving skills. The cost is
$5. For more information,
please call (309) 274-4209
or visit Pearce at
Fish Fry 4-7 p.m. Nov. 15
at the Chillicothe VFW Post
4999, 1729 N. Santa Fe Ave.
Cost is $9 per person.
Chillicothe Parent Resource Group meets at
6:30 p.m. Nov. 19 at Chillicothe Christian Church. It
is a new group designed to
empower parents of children with special education
needs to become academic
advocates. All parents are
welcome to come. For more
information contact them
[email protected] or check
them out on Facebook.
Weekend Snackpac Assembly 6 p.m. Nov. 12
and Nov. 19 at First United
Methodist Church in the
parlor. Use the Sixth Street
entrance. Everyone welcome. Like the Chillicothe
Weekend Snackpac on
Facebook for updates and
65th Annual Santa Claus
Parade 2 p.m. Nov. 22 in
downtown Chillicothe. This
year’s theme is “Oh Christmas Tree.” Parade entries
need to be received by
Nov. 14. Call the Chillicothe
Chamber of Commerce office at 274-4556 for more
American Red Cross
Blood Drive 1-6 p.m. Nov.
24 at Shore Acres Clubhouse, 100 Park Blvd. Simply download the American
Red Cross Blood Donor
App, visit
or call 1-800-RED CROSS
(1-800-733-2767) to make
an appointment or for more
information. All blood types
are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients. A
blood donor card or driver’s
license or two other forms
of identification are required
at check-in. Individuals who
are 17 years of age, weigh at
least 110 pounds and are in
generally good health may
be eligible to donate blood.
Bradley Ave., 274-2719. Visit for more info.
Altrusa Club of Chillicothe has set out a “Cell
Phones for Soldiers” collection box at the Chillicothe
Public Library. Bring in old,
unused cell phones to be
recycled. More info is available at
of Lights
Parade of Lights 5:45
p.m. Nov. 22. Parade
starts at 5:45 p.m. (Most
roads along the parade
route will be closed
by 5:15 p.m.) Starts
at intersection of East
Washington Street and
Dolans Lane and covers
3 miles of Washington
Street starting on one
side of the city and ending just past downtown.
Parade features floats
shaped entirely from
lights. The parade will
travel to the intersection
of Washington and Main
streets (where Beck’s
Florist and Hardee’s are
located), turn right onto
Main Street and travel to
the intersection of Main
and Springfield Road (location of CVS Pharmacy).
The parade will turn right
onto Springfield Road and
the floats will be parked
on Springfield Road between Taylor Street and
Main Street. Handicapped
parking areas will be
along Taylor Street from
East Peoria Autobody
to Central Junior High
School and in a city lot
across from Fondulac
District Library in downtown East Peoria. Vehicles
must have a handicapped
sticker, license plate or
dash card. Overnight
parking in disabled lots
is permitted as long as
vehicles are properly
tagged. A limited number
of handicapped parking
areas are available. To
make other arrangements
for handicapped parking,
or for more information,
call 698-4700.
Folepi’s Winter Wonderland opens Thanksgiving
night and runs nightly
through Dec. 31. Located
at 123 Par 3 Lane, East
International Game Day
9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Nov.
15. All ages welcome to
enjoy a day of gaming at
the library. Children 8 and
under must be accompanied by an adult. Some
board games provided, but
feel free to bring own to
share. Show up by 9:30 a.m.
to compete in one of library
tourneys. (Tourneys for
gamers in grades 6-12)
Make a Gingerbread
House 9 a.m.-noon Dec. 6.
Library provides assembled
house and all the fixings.
Patrons do the decorating and librarians do the
cleanup. For all ages. $5
materials fee.
Teen Gingerbread House
Workshop 3 p.m. Dec. 3.
Calling all architects in
grades 6-12 whose favored
media include edible substances. $3 materials fee.
Must register by Nov. 28.
Sign and Sing Story Time
at the library will be at 10:30
a.m. Nov. 24 for babies to
age 5. Abbey Cook of Communication Junction will be
at the library for a 30-minute interactive story time
designed to engage children
and encourage their love
of books. Each Sign and
Sing Story Time is created
around a theme and filled
with stories, songs, movement and bubbles. Program
possible by the Dr. Harold
Johnson Memorial Fund.
sioned by the East Peoria
Chamber of Commerce,
is available one day only
for holiday mailings.
FOLEPI River Trail Classic Nov. 29. Takes place
on the paved River Trail of
Illinois. 4-mile competitive run at 9 a.m.; 2-mile
non-competitive walk at
8:30 a.m. Entry forms
available at Event is open to
men, women and children
of all ages and is an Illinois
Valley Striders-sanctioned grand prix event.
Dogs are not allowed on
the course. Those who
enter by Nov. 20 will receive a FOLEPI River Trail
Classic zip-front hooded
sweatshirt available in
sizes small, medium, large
and extra large. Entry fee
is $38. Size XX-large is
available for an entry fee
of $40. Those registering
for the race only can pay
the $15 entry fee up to the
day of the event. Awards
will be presented for the
first overall male and female runners and the first
three finishers in each age
division. A party will take
place after the race. For
more information, call Jim
McIntyre, 253-2420.
Peoria, (in VFW Post
2078 Park off Springfield
Road).5-9 p.m. SundayThursday; 5-11 p.m. Friday
and Saturday. All vehicles
$10, except for full-size
charter buses which
are $150. Drive-through
electric park features the
majority of the Parade of
Lights floats and many
other lighted displays.
Narrated Nativity Nov.
27-Dec. 31. Open 24
hours per day, intersection of Taylor Street and
Springfield Road, just
across from the East
Peoria Post Office. Free.
Funded by private donations through the Nativity
Display Association, the
life-size structures take
on a three-dimensional
appearance at night. A
2-minute narration is
available by tuning to
radio station 1610 AM.
Complete information
about the display is available at
Those wishing to contribute to the upkeep of the
scenes can mail a check,
payable to Nativity Display Association, to: John
Salzer, 105 Reinders Rd.,
East Peoria, IL 61611.
Historic Holiday Traditions 1-4 p.m. Dec. 7 and
Dec. 14, Doering Homeplace, 326 Pekin Ave.,
East Peoria. Free admission. The 134-year-old Doering Homeplace provides
a unique look back in time
during open houses sponsored by the East Peoria
Historical Society occurring as part of the East
Peoria Festival of Lights.
Holiday decorations will
include 1800s-style handmade ornaments. For
tours at other times, by
appointment, call Frank
Borror at 696-9227.
Postage Cancellation
Stamp 9-11 a.m. Dec. 6,
East Peoria Post Office, intersection of Taylor Street
and Springfield Road.
Sponsor: East Peoria
Chamber of Commerce.
This special postage cancellation stamp, commis-
Preschool Story Time for
ages 3-5 and their caregivers 10:15 a.m. Nov. 20; and
6:30 p.m. Nov. 18. Includes
stories, music, crafts and
other fun activities.
Storytots Story/Playtime
will be at 10:15 a.m. Nov. 21
for 18-35 month olds. Care
givers are invited to bring
children ages 18-35 months
for a story program followed
by open play time.
Plug Into Your Financial
Future by learning how to
take control of money and
live life with financial security in these free workshops
led by Vickie Streitmatter of
Empowered Financial Living. Workshops will involve
a 20-30 minute presentation followed by Q & A and
discussion. Residents can
attend any of the sessions,
but Streitmatter recommends attending all three.
All workshops are at 6:30
p.m. Session 3 — Nov. 18:
Managing money and paying off debt. Register by
Nov. 14. To register and for
more info, call 274-2719.
characters, creating epic
storylines, and fighting
enemies. Participants will
get a chance to try out their
new skills during gameplay.
Snacks provided, but feel
free to bring something. For
more info, call Genevieve at
Friday Night Free Play 7-11
p.m. Nov. 14. Love tabletop and strategy games?
Bring friends and play at
library. Accommodations
for Dungeons & Dragons,
Pathfinder, Risk, Magic: The
Gathering, Munchkin, Chez
Geek and more. Pizza and
snacks provided, but feel
free to bring things to share.
Doors open at 7 p.m., but no
new players admitted after
8 p.m. This will be a recurring program. For more info,
call Genevieve at 274-2719.
Howard Knotts: Ace of
the Prairie 6:30 p.m. Nov.
19. Based on Tom Emery’s
booklet of the same name,
this 50-minute program
details the life of Howard
Knotts (1895-1942), one
of only five World War I flying aces from Illinois and
only one from downstate.
Friday Night RPGs 5-7 p.m. The program provides an
Nov. 14 for ages 18 and up.
overview of World War I and
Always wanted to get into
cites numerous letters and
tabletop games, such as
first-hand accounts to crePathfinder and Dungeons
ate a portrait of Knotts, a
& Dragons but didn’t know
fascinating, recklessly brave
where to start? This recurindividual whom one
ring program, hosted by
a long-time gamer, will
show the basics of building See AROUND TOWN page A3
It’s Free!
in uniform
Owens completes Stone graduates Baker graduates
combat training from basic
from basic
Army Pvt. Darrian L.
Owens has graduated from
basic combat training at
Fort Jackson, Columbia,
During the nine weeks
of training, the soldier
studied the Army mission,
history, tradition and core
values, physical fitness,
and received instruction
and practice in basic combat skills, military weapons, chemical warfare and
bayonet training, drill and
ceremony, marching, rifle
marksmanship, armed
and unarmed combat,
map reading, field tactics,
military courtesy, military
justice system, basic first
aid, foot marches and field
training exercises.
He is the son of Aaron
M. Owens of Chillicothe.
He is a 2014 graduate
of Illinois Valley Central
High School in Chillicothe.
Air Force Airman 1st
Class Thomas J. Stone
graduated from basic military training at Joint Base
San Antonio-Lackland in
San Antonio, Texas.
The airman completed
an intensive, eight-week
program that included
training in military discipline and studies, Air
Force core values, physical
fitness, and basic warfare
principles and skills.
Airmen who complete
basic training earn four
credits toward an associate
in applied science degree
through the Community
College of the Air Force.
Stone is the son of
Barbara M. Jackson of
Chillicothe and Timothy J.
Stone of Peoria Heights.
He is a 2013 graduate of
Pekin Community High
School in Pekin.
U.S. Air National Guard
Airman Kyle D. Baker
graduated from basic military training at Joint Base
San Antonio-Lackland in
San Antonio, Texas.
The airman completed
an intensive, eight-week
program that included
training in military discipline and studies, Air
Force core values, physical
fitness, and basic warfare
principles and skills.
Airmen who complete
basic training earn four
credits toward an associate
in applied science degree
through the Community
College of the Air Force.
Baker is the son of Amy
Goodwin and Brian Baker
of Chillicothe.
He is a 2013 graduate
of Illinois Valley Central
High School.
sunset Mon. through Sat.
Burning of landscape
waste is not allowed on
Sundays, Halloween, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving
and parade days, meaning
the day of any parade on
Chillicothe streets. Burning
of wet leaves is not permitted at all.
method of documenting is
by giving a GPS location for
the tombstone; however
this method can also be
questionable depending
on the devise used. Rita
Marsh, the society’s VP
and program chairwoman,
will give a demonstration
on a method she finds
accurate documenting
tombstones. It’s free and a
Smartphone isn’t needed
to make it work. She will
also demonstrate how to
use “Find A Grave”, and
the lesser known “Billion
Graves” websites, which
will also aid in locating your
ancestor’s gravesites.
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journalist called “100
percent hero.” Program is
intended for an adult or
senior audience and corresponds to the current
centennial of World War
I, which began June 28.
The second-youngest of
America’s 63 aces, Knotts
shot down six planes in
a month in 1918 in his
Sopwith Camel before prolonged captivity in German
prison camp. After the war,
Knotts became a foremost
expert on both Illinois and
national aviation law.
Yard Waste Drop-Off
Days in November are 8-10
a.m. Mon., 10 a.m.-noon
and 3-5 p.m. Wed. and 8
a.m.-1 p.m. Sat. The last
day for the year is Nov. 29.
City allows yard waste to
be dropped at the public
works storage area at the
front of Moffitt Nature
Park those days. A city employee must be at the gate.
Do not leave yard waste at
Library Board Trustee
Election Packets are
available to pick up at
the library. More info and
explanation are in the
Peoria County Genealogical Society regular meeting is 6:30 p.m. Nov. 13 at
the Peoria Public Library
North Branch — 3001 W.
Grand Pkwy., Peoria. The
meeting is a continuation
of Peoria County Genealogical Society’s “Tips and
Hints” series. Accurately
documenting the location
of an ancestor’s tombstone
is essential, especially in a
large cemetery. One such
Librarians Currently
Looking for: artificial
Christmas trees, Beanie
Babies, Lego and Duplo
blocks, games and craft
supplies and wrapping
paper tubes.
Burn Days continue until
Dec. 15 from 10 a.m. to
Spirit of Christmas Marketplace 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Nov. 16 at Northminster
Presbyterian Church,
10720 N. Knoxville Ave.,
Peoria. The marketplace
will give holiday shoppers the opportunity to
purchase items from a list
of necessities and goods
provided by participating missions that directly
benefit those locally and
around the world. Sample
“gifts” may range from $5
towards plywood for home
remodeling for Seniors or
$10 for bag of cement for
building churches in the
Mexican Yucatan Peninsula
area to $40 for a week
of care in an afterschool
Chillicothe Times-Bulletin
Wednesday, November 12, 2014
ARK Pets of the Week
If you are looking for a medium-sized
bundle of happiness who never met
a stranger — human or dog — Bear
is your man! At about 1 year old, this
little ray of sunshine is fun, affectionate and loves to play with, well,
anybody. He is also polite on a leash
and knows some basic commands.
Bear is neutered, micro-chipped and
current on all his shots.
Gorgeous young Carmen loves everyone and gets along great with other
feline companions too. She loves to
be petted and can spend hours sunbathing in the window. This mellow
girl would make a great addition to
any cat-loving family! This sweet girl
is spayed, micro-chipped and current
on all her shots. submitted photos
The ARK Humane Society is open from noon to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday,
from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, or by appointment. For more information, call
The ARK, 477 State Route 26, Lacon, at 246-4275.
program. For each cash or
check donation, shoppers
receive a holiday card with
a description of the organization and the “gift”.
alonetogether Grief Support Group 4:30-6 p.m.
Mondays in Group Room 4
of the Counseling Center at
Proctor Hospital. The grief
support group is opened
to the public and can help
people experiencing grief
from loss of a loved one, divorce or separation, loss of
a pet, or experiencing grief
of any kind. For more information contact Steve at
672-5695 or steve.wilson@
Prostate Cancer Support
Group Us Too Meeting
7-9 p.m. the fourth Tuesday of July and October in
the Proctor Professional
Building No. 1 in classrooms No. 1 and 2, 5409
N. Knoxville, Peoria. Call
266-5239 or 691-6523 for
more info.
Central Illinois OCD Support Group meetings are
second and fourth Thurs.
of each month. Any person
with obsessive compulsive
disorder, or a friend or
family member may attend. Meetings are 7-8:30
p.m. at Morton Public Library, 315 W. Pershing St.,
Morton. 713-3277.
Encore 2015 Morton
Civic Chorus show at
Bradley University May
19-24 to support Central
Illinois Memorial Kidney
Fund’s effort to help keep
food on tables of kidney dialysis patients in central Illinois all year long. To make
a donation or for more info,
Square Dancing Opportunity The Bachelor
& Bachelorettes (B-n-B)
square dance 7 p.m. Nov.
13 in the Creve Coeur Community Center, 586 Groveland Ave., Creve Coeur.
Veteran’s Day dance. Bring
military pictures. Caller will
be Jimmy Rader. Singles
and couples welcome. Finger Foods will be served.
Jingle Bell Run/Walk for
Arthritis 10 a.m. Dec. 6
at the RiverPlex in Peoria.
Event is to raise funds to
fight and cure arthritis.
5 kilometer timed fun run
and a 1-mile walk with
other activities for the entire family. To learn more
about the Jingle Bell Run/
Walk for Arthritis or to
register a team, visit www.
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Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Chillicothe Times-Bulletin
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exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of people
peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
Questions? Contact Chillicothe Times-Bulletin Editor Marianne Gillespie at 274-2185, 686-3016 or email at [email protected]
Welcome to Springfield, Mr. Rauner
Welcome to Springfield, governor-elect
Illinois voters took a
gamble on you Nov. 4,
choosing you to be the
state’s 42nd governor
and the first Republican
to hold the office since
George Ryan departed
in 2003.
Your victory was far
from a landslide; you
won with slightly more
than 50 percent of the
That suggests Illinoisans aren’t completely
sold on you. But your
message of “take back
Illinois” resonated with
enough residents who
are hungry for a new
direction in a state
plagued by financial
problems and one-party
rule at the Statehouse.
Voters gambled by
placing their bets on a
rookie, an “outsider,”
someone different, after a difficult, intensely
negative campaign.
Now it’s time for you
to begin the important
task of bringing people
together to move Illinois
You are the least-experienced candidate to
be elected to statewide
office this week, and, for
now at least, you have
limited insight into the
workings of state government. That’s not to
say you can’t learn or
get things done. But you
must get educated about
the amount of time and
effort it’s going to take to
accomplish the items on
your ambitious agenda.
You’ve said you want
to address Illinois’ pension crisis; get the state
operating in the black;
reform the tax code and
close corporate tax loopholes; reform Central
Management Services;
reform workers compensation laws; devote more
money and attention to
education; invest in infrastructure, agriculture
and natural resources;
personally lure compa-
nies to Illinois; work the
floor of the legislature;
sit in on legislative committee hearings and
It’s simply unrealistic.
Quickly prioritize what
you most wish to accomplish — pension reform
and getting the state’s
budget in order should
be at the top of the list
— and focus on those
things. That’s what voters want most from you.
And once you decide
what it is you wish to
accomplish first, let the
voters and taxpayers in
on what it will take to
carry out those plans.
No more platitudes,
and no more I’ll-talkabout-it-later brush-offs.
Illinoisans are equal
partners in this endeavor, and they deserve to
understand exactly what
you want to do and how
you intend to do it. Tax-
payers deserve accountability.
We couldn’t help but
notice the boos of some
of your supporters during your election-night
acceptance speech
when you mentioned
House Speaker Michael
Madigan and Senate
President John Cullerton, both Democrats.
You had just proclaimed
your desire to work with
them to find bipartisan
solutions to the state’s
problems. You could
have demonstrated independence and leadership
had you reminded the
crowd that booing is not
a good beginning after
a tough campaign, nor
does it help you advance
your agenda on behalf of
the state.
Going forward, we
suggest surrounding
yourself with thoughtful, experienced, highly
principled aides, Republican and Democrat,
who can and will work
with all stakeholders —
including lawmakers on
both sides of the aisle,
taxpayers and unionized
state workers — to help
convey and carry out
your vision for Illinois.
Anything less makes
your pledges about bipartisanship and working together little more
than hollow promises.
Illinois is counting
on your leadership as
you work to make the
state more prosperous.
Some of the groundwork
already has been laid
— Illinois’ unemployment rate is improving,
for example. Voters are
looking to you to keep
it moving in the right
You’re clearly passionate about helping Illinois. Just keep in mind
that it all begins with
working across party
lines, delegating to those
you trust and learning to
pick your battles.
—GateHouse News
Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Illinois River Road connects visitors to businesses
The color pink can go bye-bye
Anyone who knows me an adult.
well chuckles whenever I
My poor mother, she
have to choose a color.
dressed me in pink and
Blue? That’s my favorpurple when I was a little
girl and apparently, it
Green? That’s
backfired on her.
right up there.
It’s rare to ever
Yellow? That’s
see me in either
bright and cheery.
of those colors,
Orange? Well,
although, there
not for a car, but I
are a few shades
like it for clothing.
I can stand. Hot
Red? Power
pink, for excolor.
ample isn’t near
White? I had
as bad as just a
to stop wearing it
regular pink.
after former asso- Editor Marianne
In our family
ciate editor Karen
photo albums
Danner kept
you can find
marking me with a red
plenty of first day of
pen while proofreading.
school photos of me in
Maroon? A good color
pink or purple or carryfor me.
ing my Cabbage Patch
Black? Doesn’t everybook bag, which was, of
one love black? It makes
course, pink and purple.
you look slimmer.
When I could finally
Purple? Um, unless it’s
choose my own clothes,
the royal purple variahowever, pink and purple
tion, I’ll pass. No lavenwere out, unless I had to
der, please.
borrow something or it
Pink? Absolutely not.
was all that was clean.
The color should be
I wondered, though,
obliterated from the color if pink is a favorite color
palette. It’s so “girlie.”
among women. I’ve had
Try finding anything
other women tell me they
for a baby girl that isn’t
don’t care for pink too
in baby puke pink and
much themselves, while
the hunt is on.
they may not wrinkle up
When my niece was
their nose at it like I do.
born a few years ago, I
So I did an informal
made up my mind I was
poll asking friends and
going to avoid buying her family, along with those
pink things.
on Facebook, what their
My mom, on the other
favorite color was.
hand, ran right to the detested color.
I abhor pink. Period. I
hate it. And yes, I can use
the word hate because
the color pink is not a
Close friends also
know how my mom
would not let me say I
hated someone when
I was a kid. So, when I
wanted to use that word
but couldn’t, I would
say I “strongly disliked”
someone. It’s good for a
few giggles, even now as
Chillicothe Times-Bulletin
About 10 percent or
so favored pink. Around
the same amount favored
purple. And then some
couldn’t decide what
their favorite color is —
hey, we’re women. We
can change our minds or
be indecisive if we want
to be.
In October, everyone
is subjected to the loathsome color as it is breast
cancer awareness month.
Whether it be special
packaging in the grocery
store or causes like Cuffs
for a Cure in Chillicothe,
pink is everywhere, even
when you need a friendly
police officer.
Fast forward now to
November, all the pink
items for the most part
are gone or on clearance.
As a person who has
family members who had
breast cancer, seeing pink
is a continual reminder
of the fight brave women
make every day.
And I hate it. I hate
their struggles, I hate
their pain, I hate what it
does to their families.
And that may be just
the point. I can stand to
see pink every October
as I recognize that breast
cancer awareness needs
to continue, regardless of
the fact that I detest the
color that has become
synonymous to it.
The Illinois River
Road National Scenic Byway not only
promotes the region’s
natural sites between
Ottawa and Havana, it
now directs visitors to
unique and authentic
visitor-based businesses
located throughout the
byway region through its
redesigned website and
recently launched mobile site.
With funding from
Illinois Department of
Transportation and Office of Tourism grants,
these new products enhance the visitors’ experience, as well as provide
small businesses opportunities to promote
themselves to those
traveling the 10-county
byway region.
Anaise Berry, byway
executive director, said,
“Byway travelers and
nature tourists seek
the off the beaten path
experience — exploring
communities’ history
and attractions, dining
in restaurants that aren’t
part of a national chain,
shopping in distinctive
stores, purchasing items
made or grown here in
the region, as well as
staying in lodging facilities such as B&Bs, inns
and boutique hotels. We
want to connect visitors
to the very businesses
they’re looking for when
traveling the Illinois
River Road.”
In an economic development study completed
by the Illinois River
Road in 2012, the byway
organization found that
byway visitors wanted to
know more about these
kinds of experiences as
part of their trip. Additionally, small byway
businesses that were
surveyed expressed a desire to be promoted on
the Illinois River Road
website, so that visiting
consumers could find
them more easily. “Connecting byway travelers
to small businesses is
a win-win situation for
visitors and small business owners,” said byway
board member and
small business owner,
Julie Hubbard.
With over 150,000
visitors to the site annually, IllinoisRiverRoad.
org helps connect nature
and byway travelers to
the small businesses
that enrich their visit.
The Illinois River Road
website ( now allows
for those unique, locally-owned businesses
that complement the
visitor experience to be
listed on the site, free
of charge. The site also
offers advertising opportunities in addition to
the free listing.
Launched just in time
for October fall foliage
visitors and upcoming
holiday activities is the
Illinois River Road’s mobile site, providing easy
access to information
about byway communities, nature sites, events,
small businesses and attractions throughout the
corridor. This new mobile site will assist visitors with trip planning
while on the road.
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call editor Marianne Gillespie at 274-2185 or 686-3016.
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would like to encourage
families to discuss their
options early — before
decisions need to be
Hospice is an additional layer of support
for patients facing endof-life illnesses and their
families. National Hospice and Palliative Care
Organization research
has found that eight out
of 10 Americans want
to be cared for in their
homes if facing a life-limiting illness. By delivering physical, emotional,
financial and spiritual
support, Hospice provides compassionate care
and needed resources for
patients and families to
make in-home care possible. It is this all-encompassing care that makes
hospice so beneficial, yet
nearly half of the people
eligible for hospice care
do not receive it.
Hospice is a choice and
a benefit that may be covered by Medicare, Medicaid, and private insurance. I witness daily how
hospice care can bring
a much-needed layer of
support that enriches the
lives of patients and their
This November, make
it a point to talk to your
family about the kind of
care you would prefer.
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Chillicothe Times-Bulletin
City, county election consolidation wins on third try
county’s polling places.
Voters approved the
referendum with 25,589
votes in favor, or 53 percent, and 23,026 votes
opposed, or 47 percent,
on Nov. 4.
“I’m pleased that it
passed,” said Peoria County Board Member Allen
Mayer, who represents
District 6. “I look forward
to working with everyone in the next couple of
months to transition to a
By Matt Buedel
GateHouse Media Illinois
PEORIA — The third
time was a charm for the
vote to consolidate city
and county election commissions.
Voters decided to create
an Peoria County Election
Commission out of the
Peoria City Election Commission and the portion of
the Peoria County Clerk’s
Office that handles the
countywide election commission.”
The vote totals reflected different desires in the
county and the city.
Voters in Peoria County
ultimately rejected the
measure, with 11,816 voting against consolidation
and 9,994 voting in favor.
A greater number of
voters in the city, however,
opted for consolidation:
15,595 were in favor, and
11,210 were opposed.
The measure has twice
before been defeated, including once in the last
The consolidation will
create a countywide entity
that has five commissioners — three from within
the city and two from the
rest of the county. The
chief judge of the local judicial circuit will appoint
the commissioners.
No more than three of
the new commissioners
can come from the same
political party.
They will hire staff for
the commission.
Proponents of the measure touted it as a cost savings for taxpayers, since
the county is required by
state law to provide space
for the city’s election commission.
That office and the portion of the County Clerk’s
Office that handles elections likely will move to
office space at 2016 N.
Knoxville Ave. that had
been home to the Care and
Treatment Board.
County Clerk Steve Sonnemaker, however, had
cautioned that the consolidation could end up
costing taxpayers money
since some of his crosstrained employees would
be dedicated to election
work all the time instead
of just during the election
Peoria County voters approve consolidation of recorder and clerk offices
By Nick VLahos
PEORIA — The Peoria
County recorder of deeds
position soon will be history.
County voters decided
Nov. 4 to merge the recorder’s office with that
of the county clerk. The
clerk’s office will handle
the recorder’s duties.
With all but a handful of
votes counted, 25,941 yes
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ballots had been recorded,
or 56 percent. There were
20,578 no votes, or 44 percent.
Referendum approval
in the city of Peoria led
14,324 to 10,102, with
some absentee ballots yet
to be tabulated. Yes votes
accounted for 59 percent.
The margin elsewhere in
Peoria County was narrower — 11,577 to 10,435.
Yes votes accounted for 53
The consolidation is to
take effect in December
2016. About four months
ago, the Peoria County
Board voted to move forward with the referendum.
“I am very pleased
the voters had a chance
to decide and am happy
with the outcome of the
recorder-elimination referendum,” board member
Stephen Morris, a merger
proponent, stated in a text
message Tuesday night.
“I am confident the
County Board will make
certain the anticipated,
substantial savings are
realized and the services
are maintained.”
Eliminating the recorder’s post and that
of the chief deputy clerk
might save up to about
$175,000 annually, Morris
has said.
Nancy Horton, the cur-
rent recorder, did not return a telephone message
the night of election.
During the meeting at
which the County Board
decided to put the merger
to a public vote, Horton
said the idea was rushed
and ill-conceived.
“We have no forethought
and only vague estimates
of possible savings,” Horton, a Republican, said
Horton’s term in office is
to expire at the time of the
Tazewell and McLean
counties are among those
in Illinois that have eliminated the recorder’s position.
Sustainability workshop Nov. 20
Peoria County’s Recycling Educator will present “Sustainability for
the Entire Community,”
a free public workshop
from 6 to 7 p.m. Nov. 20
in Hickory Hall at ICC’s
North Campus.
This workshop is offered through ICC’s Adult
Community Programs
and is intended for anyone who wants to learn
about revitalization and
Peoria County is becoming a leader is sustainability, to the benefit
of all residents and visitors in our region.
The County’s Recycling
Educator Becca Cottrell
will describe local government efforts to conserve resources and preserve our environment
for future generations.
Participants in this
workshop will learn
simple actions they can
do at home and work to
improve economic, environmental, and social
While the workshop
is free, registration is
recommended due to
limited seating: visit (select
“Know Your Community”
from the catalog) or call
690-6900 to register.
Experience joy by adopting a senior pet
November is Adopt-aSenior-Pet Month and
Peoria County’s Animal
Protection Services is encouraging animal lovers
seeking a companion to
visit the animal shelter
this month.
Adoption fees for all
pets over eight years of
age have been waived
in honor of Adopt-aSenior-Pet Month.
PCAPS encourages
anyone looking for a pet
to consider a more mature animal.
Some of the benefits of
adopting an older animal
• Older pets have manners. Most pets have
spent years living with a
family and have been socialized with humans.
• Residents can teach
an old dog (or cat) new
tricks. They are able to
focus easily and don’t get
distracted as easily as
younger pets.
• Older animals have
already passed through
the destructive phase.
• When residents
adopt a mature pet,
there isn’t a huge lifestyle
change for the adopter.
Older pets generally
acclimate to a routine
quicker and often take
little housebreaking.
• When residents
adopt an older animal,
residents already know
their size. It won’t get
any bigger or look any
different than at the time
of adoption.
• Mature animals usu-
ally behave better. They
are quieter, calmer and
more relaxed.
• And adoption fees
are waived in November.
Many dogs and cats
live for 12, 15, or even
more years.
If residents are concerned about the amount
of time you’ll have with
a senior pet, understand
that even a 10-year-old
animal has years of life
Contact PCAPS this
month to find out more
about adopting a senior
For more information
on adoption, behavior,
and care, visit PCAPS
at 2600 NE Perry Ave.,
Peoria, or call 672-2400.
Memorial Health System will be hosting a recruitment event
for experienced registered nurses.
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Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Summer Camp Community Contribution Fund passes out $25,116 to local groups this year
Local residents met at Grecian Gardens recently to be awarded some of the Summer Camp Community Contribution Fund proceeds. In 2007, Jay Goldberg Events and
Entertainment established the Summer Camp Community Contribution Fund with a portion of ticket sales from the Summer Camp music festival at Three Sisters
Park during Memorial Day weekend. In 2014, $25,116.00 was given to local Chillicothe community groups. The following organizations received proceeds from the
fund: Altrusa of Chillicothe; Boy Scouts of America; Boy Scout Troop 50; Boy Scout Troop 163; Chillicothe JFL; Chillicothe 4th of July; Chillicothe Historical Society;
Chillicothe Optimist Club; Covenant Fellowship Outreach; Cub Scout Pack 3091; Girl Scouts 4258; Hair Company Kids; Hasselberg Ag Museum; Junior Elite Dance
Competition Team; Love in Action Food Pantry; Nowhere To Ride; OWLS of Chillicothe; Pearce Community Center; Peoria Casting Club, Inc.; Rome Youth Activities;
R.O.T.C.; and Spring Planting. In the last eight years, the fund has contributed in excess of $150,000 into the community. submitted photo
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graved. A few parking spots
will be created as well, and
sidewalks will help connect
the area with the star.
How to help
The committee determined
to use only American-made
materials, which almost doubled the cost of the project.
The group already has more
than 10 percent of the funds
through the veterans groups
contributions and more. Veteran Irvin Latta is heading up
fundraising for the project.
Some businesses have made
pledges and opportunities are
available to sponsor some of
the pieces of the memorial.
Bricks are one of the main
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“The money was always good, but initially I
wanted to do something
where I could be home
more with the family.”
Randell knew he wanted to go into the helping
people business, but
didn’t want to spend the
time going through with
a nursing degree.
“The longer I’m doing
it, the more it’s seeming
like it was a great call to
make. It’s a really good
fit for me and my personality,” Randell said.
All facets of operations
with Toes in the Sand
Massage are in Randell’s
hand, which was something of interest to him
when deciding to open
his first business.
“This is a nice mix of
managing the business,
sources of revenue, which
can be used to remember
veterans, both from Chillicothe and other places, or to
merely wish the veterans well.
A 4-inch-by8-inch brick is
$50 or an 8-inch-by-8-inch
brick is $100. Applications
are available at the American
Legion or VFW post homes.
Residents also may use PayPal
via the Internet at www.cvmp.
net to make a donation.
The VFW and American Legion both have not-for-profit
Fundraisers are expected to
begin in the next few months.
Bingo at the VFW on New
Year’s Eve will go to the project, Tim & Shelly’s are planning a dinner in January and
the Chillicothe Sportsman’s
Club is capitalizing on fundraising ideas as well.
working with the public, going out and doing marketing stuff, it’s
great,” Randell said.
The town of Chillicothe itself has also been
instrumental in starting
the business and the
happiness for Randell
and his wife, Carrie.
“I grew up in a town
roughly the same size
as Chillicothe. Chilli is
a great place for small
businesses because the
Chamber has really
pulled out all the stops
with anything I’ve needed or wanted,” Randell
“It’s probably exceeded
my expectations.”
Since opening, Randell
has noticed two main
types of people going in
for sessions. There are
those looking to relax
and those who have a
multitude of problems
which need fixed, he
Residents also may donate
at various businesses and establishments with “bar bucks”
by donating and writing their
name on a slip of paper.
Harms said the committee
is hoping that with fundraising going well, construction
will begin in mid 2015 and
could be completed in six
“The faster they donate the
faster we can get started,”
Harms said.
Once it is built, it will be
turned over to the Chillicothe
Veterans Memorial Commission to take care of its upkeep.
The commission is made up
of the commander of each local post plus one person they
each designate.
“I do therapeutic massages, but I’m geared
more towards relaxation,
because I believe that if
you can truly relax, calm
down and chill out and
listen to what your body
is telling you, your body
will fix a lot of problems
on its own,” Randell said.
Those with legitimate
problems, Randell will
recommend to a doctor
or chiropractor.
“It’s nice to see those
who come in moaning
and griping and when
they come out, they’re
looking like they’re feeling great,” Randell said.
Toes in the Sand Massage, located at 300 W.
Pine St., Suite 2, is open
8 a.m.-5 p.m. MondayFriday by appointment
and special sessions can
be scheduled anytime by
phone, 274-4186.
Veteran Tom Harms talks about Veterans Memorial Park at
a press conference Monday at the VFW. Local dignitaries attended, including U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock, R-Peoria, and state
Sen. Darin LaHood, R-Dunlap. courtesy of dave hinkle
25th Annual
River Trail
Saturday, Nov. 29
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Chillicothe Times-Bulletin
Helping Hands Resale Shoppe shares more than $14,000 from sales
Helping Hands Resale Shoppe recently passed out $14,341 to local and international organizations from the
proceeds after expenses raised during October. Pictured from left, are: Brent Ressler accepting for 30 Hour
Famine, Rachael Baker-Christophel accepting for CrossWord CafГ© Youth Center, Steve Groome accepting for
Child Evangelism Fellowship, Chris Heffron accepting for Mothers of Pre-Schooler, Diane Wier accepting for
Mexico Mission Team Smokeless Stove Installation and Store Manager Sherry Adams is hidden somewhere
among the cast of colorful volunteers. If residents have any questions or want to volunteer at the community
resale shop, call: 274-2885. The shop is open 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Donations are taken during
open hours and volunteers are always welcome. submitted photo
All information is obtained from police reports at the Chillicothe Police Department. We print all arrests from
Chillicothe and arrests pertinent to our community from Peoria County. “Arrested” does not necessarily mean being
taken to jail in handcuffs. For certain offenses, those arrested are issued a notice to appear in court. This is called a
non-custodial arrest.
Colton J. Ziegler, 22, of Dexter, Mo., was arrested Oct.
31 at Fourth and Hickory
streets on driving under the
influence, driving under the
influence with a blood alcohol content over .08, speeding 52 mph in a 30 mph
zone, improper lane usage,
operating an uninsured vehicle, failure to signal when
required and reckless driving. He was transported to
Peoria County Jail.
Shari L. Evans, 52, of 1706
N. Santa Fe Lot 11, was
arrested Nov. 2 at Fourth
Street and Truitt Avenue on
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driving under the influence,
driving under the influence
with a blood alcohol content over .08, improper lane
usage and failure to signal.
She was transported to
Peoria County Jail.
Clyde J. Scoon, 19, of Sparland, Nov. 1 at Fourth and
Moffitt streets, no rear
registration lights and possession of cannabis under
2.5 grams
Christian E. Crockett, 20, of
Peoria, Nov. 1 at Fourth and
Elm streets, no front plate,
no insurance and driving
while license suspended
Alyssa R. Rosanova, 24, of
Peoria, Nov. 1 in the 1300
block of Fourth Street, obstructed windshield and
possession of drug paraphernalia
Jacob H. Switzer, 24, of
Peoria, Nov. 2 at Elm and
Fourth streets, possession of cannabis under 2.5
grams, two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia and failure to signal
when required
Stacey L. Osborne, 33, of
315 Fifth St., Nov. 4 at her
residence, garbage
Samantha J. Fishel, 24, of
611 Matthews Lot 31, Nov. 4
at Fifth and Wilmot streets,
possession of cannabis
under 2.5 grams
Male juvenile, 17, of Edelstein, Nov. 6 at Fourth and
Beech streets, possession of cannabis under
2.5 grams and no rear tail
Dylan J. Tyner Williams,
18, of Princeton, Nov. 6 in
the 500 block of Fourth
Street, possession of cannabis under 2.5 grams and
disobeying a traffic control
Other reports
A civil matter was reported
Oct. 29 in the 800 block of
Benedict Street. A man was
upset and having problems.
His wife left with the children for the evening.
A woman was given a criminal trespass warning Oct.
29 in the 600 block of Matthews Street.
An emergency order of protection was served Oct. 29
to a man in the 1200 block
of Fifth Street.
Officers assisted the Peoria
Police Department Oct. 29
as they spoke with a subject at the Economy Inn,
328 S. Fourth St.
A civil matter was reported
Oct. 30 in the 800 block of
Benedict Street. A woman
said her husband sold her
wedding ring set to a pawn
A verbal domestic situation
was reported Oct. 30 in
the 1400 block of Bayberry
Court. Roommates were arguing and getting into each
other’s personal space.
A vehicle burglary was
reported Oct. 31 at Kroger,
603 S. Fourth St. A man returned to his vehicle to find
his handicap placard missing from the dashboard.
A miscommunication occurred at Chillicothe Elementary Center Oct. 31
about a possible intruder.
Smoke was reported Oct.
31 coming from the roof at
1528 Hoyt St. The Chillicothe Fire Department took
over the scene.
A domestic dispute was
reported Nov. 1 in the 1400
block of Bayberry Court.
Neighbors heard yelling
coming from an apartment,
but when police when to
check on the occupants,
they said all was fine.
A lost/stolen phone was
reported Nov. 1 in the 1700
block of Benedict Street. A
man hid a woman’s phone
in the house, and now it
cannot be found.
An unwanted person was
reported Nov. 2 in the 700
block of Third Street. A
man was seen urinating in
the hallway of a woman’s
property. If he returns, she
wants him arrested for
criminal trespassing.
Theft was reported Nov. 3
at Small Engine Specialty,
224 W. Truitt Ave. An unknown male took 10 to 12
miscellaneous batteries
from in front of the store.
A child custody dispute was
reported Nov. 3 in the 400
block of Hollybrook Drive. A
woman went to pick up her
children and the man would
not allow the required visitation.
Criminal damage to property was reported Nov. 4
in the 600 block of Beech
Street. A tire was punctured.
Vehicle damage was reported Nov. 5 at Edward
Jones, 607 N. Fourth St.
A woman heard a loud
boom in the parking lot.
Her driver’s side windshield
shattered, appearing to
be caused by a fishing line
weight, which was found in
the backseat with glass.
A civil matter/damage to
property was reported Nov.
6 in the 1400 block of Sixth
Street. A man reported that
his ex-girlfriend broke his
TV when he asked her to
leave in June 2014.
Theft was reported Nov. 6
in the 700 block of Santa Fe
Avenue. An envelope with
$28 of cash was missing.
A woman asked the police
to check on her son in the
1300 block of Bayberry
Court on Nov. 7. He reportedly was hearing voices.
fire reports
Nov. 5 — EMS, Louise, Fillyside
Nov. 6 — EMS, Wilmot, Second
Nov. 7 — EMS, Galena
Chillicothe Times-Bulletin
Wednesday, November 12, 2014
What’s going on: IVC senior cross country runner Demi Johnson finishes well in the 1A
State meet in 17th to be the first IVC girl to take honors.
Questions? Contact Reporter Drew Veskauf at 274-2185, 686-3032 or email at [email protected]
Johnson first girl runner to make All-State
By drew veskauf
New ground was broken again for the IVC
girls cross country team.
Senior Demi Johnson
made All-State honors
after earning 17th place
in the 1A State meet Saturday.
“It’s an awesome feat
she’s accomplished with
only running cross country this year,” coach Dennis Fraikes said.
Johnson ran a personal
best, 18:15, to place her in
the top 20.
“She got out real well.
She popped out ahead in
time to get out front and
she did a great job,” Fraikes said.
“She put herself in the
position to get the spot
she did.”
She is the first girl run-
ner to be a member of the
All-State honors team for
Last season, sophomore
Katherine Schneider was
the first girl to qualify for
State, but getting behind
in a pack placed her at
This is the first, and
last, year for Johnson to
run on the cross country
team. It was her second
time at Detweiller Park.
The first time around,
she competed in the First
to the Finish meet Sept.
13 and paced herself to
finish at 18:56.4 for 11th
“She was pretty nervous
beforehand. She’s a competitor so when she steps
in line, it’s time to go,”
Fraikes said.
“Hopefully she continues to run in college and Above, left, IVC senior Demi Johnson, middle, is awarded for her 17th place finish at the 1A State meet Saturday at Detweiller Park. Right, Johnson bolts for the finish Saturday to pace for an 18:15. submitted photos
continues to get better.”
Positives found throughout IVC football season
By drew veskauf
The IVC varsity football team may have ended the season below .500
with a 2-7 record, but
there were also positives
in the season as well.
It was the first year for
the IVC team to compete
in the tough Corn Belt
Conference. The Grey
Ghosts were able to earn
two conference wins over
Pontiac, 17-7, and Bloom-
ington Central Catholic,
“It was our first year.
Now we know how we’re
going to play with them.
Against U-High, we
weren’t too competitive,
but against everyone else
I thought we were,” coach
Tim Heinz said.
BCC has bolstered its
way through the 4A State
playoffs and are competing in the quarterfinals
Saturday against Rochester, making the IVC
victory that much more
Junior Jack Ressler
was the savior of the victory over BCC with two
field goals over 20 yards.
Against Pontiac, junior
Luke Patty had a 70-yard
run to tie the Indians and
a 4-yard rush by senior
Andy Culbertson put the
Grey Ghosts ahead for
Culbertson was the
See football page B2
Meet the 2014 fall senior athletes
Senior members of the 2014 Illinois Valley Central volleyball team are,
from left: Katelyn Heinz, Shayna VanOstrand, Hannah Scherer, Olivia
Parrott and Alexis Eckhoff.
Senior members of the 2014 Illinois Valley Central football team are, back row, from left: Andy Culbertson, Tom Bohannon, JD Jezek, Sam Christian, Connor Gillespie, Andrew McMorrow, Brendon
Bangert, John Mattingly, Nick DeStefano, Noah Gould and Jordan Ladd. Front row: Jake Lauber, Chase
Dietrich, Riley Beard, Trey Batey and Drew Dunn.
Senior members of the 2014 Illinois Valley Central golf team are, from
left: Damon Clay, Mason Ely, Kaylie McCullough and Seth Smith.
Senior members of the 2014 Illinois Valley Central soccer team are, from left: manager Caitlin Duhs,
Kyle Wendland, Matt Keffeler, Damen Cokel, head coach Nolan Wilson, Elijah Repke, Jack Mellen, coach
Brent Ressler, Travis Spencer, Alex Hamilton and TJ Blackaby.
Senior members of the 2014 Illinois Valley Central cheerleaders are, from left: Amelia Owdom, Madi
Horack, Mercedes Granadas, Claire Kerwin, Madison Bridgman, Abby Griffis and Alexis Eckhoff.
Senior members of the 2014 Illinois Valley Central girls cross country
team are, from left: Ashlyn Claycomb, Chloe Gagnon, Demi Johnson
and Erica Larson.
Senior members of the 2014 Illinois Valley Central pompons are, from
left: Mirisa Durch, Tara Puterbaugh and Lauren Didesch.
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IVC soccer holds awards night
The IVC varsity soccer team held its awards night with seven earning one. Those winning awards are, from left,
Jack Ressler, varsity offensive MVP; Dawson Ouellette, JV sportsmanship; Blake Lewis, varsity defensive MVP;
Kaiden Truninger, JV offensive MVP; Jon Olivera, varsity team attitude; Jacob Bradley, JV defensive MVP; and
Jon O’Brien, JV most improved. Not pictured are Matt Keffeler, varsity sportsmanship; Jack Mellen, varsity
most improved; and Travis Spencer, JV team attitude. submitted photo
Continued from Page B1
IVC touchdown leader
with seven.
Patty closed out the
year with three and senior Sam Christian was
the first to score an IVC
touchdown in the season
in the opening match
against Canton.
Throughout the nine
games, IVC was outscored 84-215. However,
the Grey Ghosts had a
strong first half approach and only allowed
91 points in the first half
throughout the year.
“I think we were in
every ball game until the
fourth quarter. We had
the opportunities to win
we just didn’t make the
plays to do that,” Heinz
“Our defense did well
all year but offensively
we struggled to make
some pays.”
Senior starting quarterback Noah Gould was
forced out of the season
after suffering a hand injury in the week five
game against Mahomet-
The IVC varsity football offensive line pushes off against Mahomet-Seymour in
week five action. drew veskauf/TimesNewspapers
Sophomore Jordan
Mercer took the reins of
the IVC offense and was
able to sustain the attacks.
The two lone touchdown passes of the season came from Mercer in
the Eureka Homecoming
Mercer connected with
Patty on touchdown
passes of 32-yard and
42-yards. IVC ultimately
fell to the Hornets, 3727.
Although the varsity
team lost its fair share of
16 seniors, the juniors
and underclassmen will
be looking to take the
field next year.
“We’ll return some
good kids. We just have
to get them in the weight
room and get them
working,” Heinz said.
Heinz completed his
10th year with the Grey
Ghosts and has built up
a 60-39 record.
This is the third year
under Heinz the Grey
Ghosts missed the playoffs.
River Trail Classic set
This year is the silver
anniversary of the River
Trail Classic.
The 25th annual race
is set for Nov. 29 in East
Peoria on the River Trail
of Illinois.
The event is part of
the East Peoria Festival
of Lights, which is in its
30th year.
The RTC is an Illinois
Valley Striders sanctioned grand prix.
Contestants from 15
states were part of last
year’s RTC. Residents of
California, Florida, Oregon, New York and New
Jersey have been in the
race in the past.
Race director Jim
McIntyre attributes a lot
of the out-of-state interest to Thanksgiving
“I’m amazed at how
many people are in town
for the holidays,” he
Many runners have
made it a ritual before
they do anything else on
that weekend to start
Smile, Laugh, Be Delighted
Parade of Lights
5:45 p.m. Sat., Nov. 22
Parade broadcast
on WEEK-TV 25 at 5 p.m. Sat., Dec. 6
Sponsored by
Coach K camp
offered at Pearce
Folepi’s Winter Wonderland opens
Thanksgiving night!
Remains open through Dec. 31
Also visit and
Complete details on
all Festival events:
Pearce Community
Center will host Inner
Circle Sport’s Champions
of the Court Basketball
Camp 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Dec.
The camp is designed
for children ages 6-18.
Campers will be
coached on technique,
conditioning and overall fundamentals of the
game by the professionally skilled staff of Inner
Circle Sports Inc. includ-
with the RTC.
McIntyre encourages
prospective first-time
entrants that they do
not have to be superstar
athletes or have a running background.
“We take anybody and
everybody,” he said.
“And you’re fed well afterwards.”
There is a 2-mile noncompetitive walk that
begins at 8:30 a.m. and
a 4-mile run that starts
30 minutes later.
The competitive run
begins at the corner of
Pleasant Hill Road and
Frevent Avenue in East
After taking off toward Morton, runners
take a 180-degree turn
and go downhill to a finish at the Fon du Lac
Park District administration building.
The course has been
the same since a change
20 years ago. The Saturday after Thanksgiving
date has been in place
for 23 of the 25 years,
McIntyre estimated.
Walkers start at Matheny Road and end up
at the same location on
the River Trail near the
administration building.
Awards are given to
age-group winners from
8-and-under through
70-and-older, plus overall male and female
At $15, with food provided, the race is the
most inexpensive in the
area, McIntyre said.
Entries made by Nov.
20 can include a zipfront hooded sweatshirt
for a total cost of $38
(size XX-large is $2
Race-only sign-ups
will be accepted any
time, including Nov. 29.
The post-race feed
and awards presentation
take place at the administration building.
Entry forms are available online at and
in East Peoria at Fondulac Bank, Clock Tower,
201 Clock Tower Drive;
and Fondulac Banking
Center, Fondulac Plaza,
2400 E. Washington St.
ing Coach Ahmed Kabba.
Coach K has worked
with some of the most
elite coaches and has
coached at top camps
around the country that
have been ranked No.
1 by Sports Illustrated
Focus areas will include dribbling and ball
handling, shooting, finishing in the paint, footwork, position development, defense and speed
and agility.
Kids will learn shooting including proper
form, balanced footwork,
defensive reads and get-
ting a shot off the dribble
via attack and shoot
The cost of the two-day
camp is $125 per camper
or $95 per camper with a
team of seven or more.
Space is limited and
advance registration is
required. Visit www. to
learn more and to register.
For more information
on Pearce Community
Center call 274-4209 or
visit Pearce at
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Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Questions? Contact Editor Marianne Gillespie at 274-2185, 686-3016 or email at [email protected]
Shakespeare and humor coming to IVC High School
By Amy Kinnary
for IVC District 321
will be performing this
fall at IVC High School.
This a humorous retelling of Shakespeare’s
Midsummer Night’s
Dream in modern-day
New Jersey.
consists of marriages,
love affairs, iPhone obsessed wood sprite, pop
music and a lively crew
of fairies. This play was
written for high schools
and colleges.
“This play will be entertaining for people
who love Shakespeare
and people who do not
understand it,” said Bob
Howell, drama director
at IVC High School.
“There are pieces in the
play that Shakespeare
lovers will be pleased
with and humorous
taglines for others to
understand the pieces
along with having a good
earned its world premiere in November 2011
at James Robinson High
School in Fairfax, Va. The
shows were sold out at
every performance.
will be live at 7:30 p.m.
Nov. 20-22 in the IVC
High School auditorium.
Admission is $5 for
adults and $3 for students.
Katie Wolfe,
second from
left, comforts Zoe
Hulet with
Jacob Auge
and Shelby
on as they
IVC’s fall
play. amy
kinnary/ IVC
District 321
New members inducted into National Honors Society at IVCHS
By Amy Kinnary
fir IVC District 321
Illinois Valley Central
High School inducted 39
new members into the
National Honors Society
on Oct. 20.
The newest members
of the NHS include
Mitch Baron, Madeline
Batek, Mary Bausman,
Zachary Benefield, Danielle Buennemeyer, Rae
Chambers, Allison Conklin, Samantha Cutler,
Carissa Daly, Kristin Dismang, Kylie Fox, Moriah
Graden, Cora Habeger,
Riley Holliger, Jarom
Hutson, Elizabeth Landis, Zachary Lew, Paige
Mack, Jarod McElyea
Emilee McIntyre, Samantha McIntyre, Kylie
Milliken, Rylie Milliken,
Brianna Mudd, Nicholas
Norris, Jonathan Olivera,
Cole Palodichuk, Olivia
Parrott, Luke Patty, Tara
Puterbaugh, Jack Ressler,
Brianna Seaver, Megan
Shane, Bradley Storm,
Emily Terpstra, Sandra
Theobald, Brennan Towery Gretchen Uher and
Sarah Warner.
Current members of
the NHS include Brendan Bangert, Jada Crose,
Chase Dietrich, Alexis
Eckhoff, Ryan Farris,
Alicia Fisk, Noah Gould,
Briana Gray, Rianna
Greer, Abby Griffis, Alexis Hart, Katelyn Heinz,
New members of the National Honor Society gather for a photo Oct. 20 at Illinois Valley Central High School. submitted photo
Madissyn Horack, Erica
Larson, Matthew Layne,
Lexie Layton, Joshua
Lingenfelter, Katherine
McGrath, Andrew McMorrow, Amelia Owdom,
Abe Ramseyer, Nicholas
Ransom, Antonia Rupert,
Hannah Scherer, Seth
Schultz, Nathan Shull,
Madison Stone, Jack
Weber, Jason Wendland,
Sam Willford and Katie
NHS recognizes students through excellence
in academics.
A member of NHS develops character, scholarship, leadership and
service. NHS enriches
its members to help
the community become
a better place, and to
become better people
Mossville announces honor roll
The Mossville Junior
High honor roll for the
first quarter includes the
following students:
High Honors
Sixth: Kylie Chase, Miya
Clay, Peyton Feldman, Holt
Geltmaker, Aden Harriman,
Jacob Koch, Timothy Krause,
Joshua Kupfer, Emily Mowbray,
Elliot Schmidt, Evan Schoonover, Jaasiel Stauthammer and
Jordan Stivers
Seventh: Cassie Adcock,
Nicholas Alahi, Hope Allen, Leland Alton, Kyle Anderson, Matraca Arnold, Ethan Bautsch,
Geneveve Blanch, Cheyanne
Bristol, Brooke Conklin, Jansan
Davis, Jacob Dilts, Lucas Doerr,
Maxwell Fink, Miles Hankins,
Hannah Horack, Bronwyn
Jetton, Autumn Marchand,
Faith Markley, Silas Parrott,
Katharina RempelEwert, Macy
Rogers, Micah Schultz, Clark
Wilkins, Caleb Williamson,
Kayla Wolf, Michael Yetton and
Ethan Zick
Eighth: Quincy Batchelar,
Alexander Chase, Kaleb Clay,
Madison Crull, Skye Etnier,
Madelyn Feldman, Gerald Gess,
Justin Gricus, Arthur Harris,
Emily Harris, Stephen Heinz,
Jordon Hill, Finnian Jetton,
Matthew Kauppi, Jacqueline
Kendall, Michael Kupfer,
Brayden Lamb, Kelly McGrath,
Luke Renner, Haynes Rosson,
Trinity Scott, Kylie Swanson,
Nicole Vandervlugt and Jamie
Sixth: Torrie Dalton, Katie
Henry, Mikayla Kohlman, Jens
Krause and Hannah Mansfield
Seventh: Karissa Applen,
Malia Crose, Savanna DeMott, Alexander Fulton, Grace
Kramer, Trevor Petrakis, Abby
. . . in Chillicothe
Did You Know?
Last year, more than 1,750 Chillicothe residents benefitted from United Way funded
programs such as youth mentoring, services for members of the armed forces, legal
help and much more. In addition, the United Way supports youth fitness programs
at the Pearce Community Center in Chillicothe. In total, 36 Heart of Illinois United
Way funded programs were utilized by Chillicothe residents last year.
Good nutrition is particularly important for school children. While they may eat breakfast and lunch at school
during the week, weekend meals are limited in some households. That’s why the United Way supports a snack
pack program through the Pearce Community Center in Chillicothe.
“There are a lot of hungry kids out there and I think it’s
important as a community to do what we can to make
sure those needs aren’t left unserved,” Ben Alvarez,
Pearce Community Center Director, said.
Petran, Zachary West and Jared
Eighth: Peyton Clevenger,
Noah Dean, Allissa Hart,
Joshua Henry, Chase Jacobson,
Kaylin Leon, Claire Tipsword
and Jacob Vietti
In partnership with the First United Methodist Church,
Chillicothe’s snack pack program offers nutritional food every
weekend for children who are eligible for free lunch programs
at school ... and teachers take care of getting it
into the child’s backpack.
Sixth: Makenna Batson, Garrett Call, Claire Dorney, Jonah
Eckhoff, Collin Eisenbarth,
Jazmyn Hart, Landen Ludolph,
Luke Ludolph, Jazmine McAbee, Kirby Miller, Leah Ordaz
and Samantha Stevens
Seventh: Trenton Arnold,
Emma Cain, Cailyn Carpenter,
Mackinley Church, Noah Craft,
Joshua Dutton, Bryce Neal,
William Short, Jacob Thomas
and Bryan Wallick
Eighth: Nicolas Houwman,
Jessica Lynn, Italee McClain,
Jonathon Terpstra and Matthew Zadrzynski.
To read more about how United Way
is helping people in Chillicothe and
to see a video about the snack pack
program visit
“When a child is hungry, when he hasn’t had much sleep
the night before, all those factors play in and you’re not
seeing the best version of that child at school,” Shay Obery,
Chillicothe South School teacher, said.
Children may join OWLS for outing
at Apostolic Christian Nursing Home
OWLS Children’s
community service organization is gathering
at 1:30 p.m. Nov. 12 at
South School to bus to
the Apostolic Christian
Nursing Home on Illinois Route 29.
The OWLS families
will spend the afternoon
making bird food bagels to hang outside the
windows of the nursing
home residents.
Residents and OWLS
will work together on
this project.
The toddler children
will tear up bread for
birds to eat.
Jason Campbell of Big
City Shuttles on Walnut
Street in Chillicothe has
donated the use of two
of his shuttle busses and
the drivers so that every
OWLS child/family who
wants to participate
will be able to get to the
home for this community service project.
If parents have children they would like
to be included in the
OWLS Children’s Community Service group,
call Jamie, the grownup at 351-9774.
Children who are not
in school are welcome
with a parent or other
responsible adult in attendance.
Other children in
K-12 from Chillicothe
and area schools are
always welcome. See
Facebook for a complete
calendar of upcoming
service and bonding
United Way Volunteers and Chillicothe Residents (L-R): Steve Garrison, Gail Garrison,
Ben Alvarez, Jim Manning and Cheryl Gnepper.
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Bryan McCann
E. McCann, 63, of Chillicothe died on Friday, Oct.
31, 2014, at OSF Saint
Francis Medical Center in
He was born to Elizabeth
and Donald McCann on
June 2, 1951, in Peoria.
Surviving are a daughter,
Julie; a stepson, David; a
brother, Denis (Dixie) McCann of Cape Coral, Fla.;
and his fiancГ©, Lee Van
He attended Peoria
Heights Grade School
and then graduated from
Richwoods High School.
He attended Illinois
Central College in 1973,
majoring in sociology. He
helped form and served
on the Student Senate and
Alpha Phi Omega National
Service Fraternity.
He then attended
Sangamon State University,
graduating with a social
justice degree in human
services in 1983. He used
his degree to intern as a
youth counselor at Peoria
County Juvenile Detention Center, then worked
as a foster care caseworker,
which he continued to have
an affinity for his entire life.
He took his first job at W.R.
Grace Co. in the mail room
and was later promoted
to accounts payable clerk.
He received a “Service of
Mankind” award from Peoria Sertoma Club. In 1973,
he left W.R. Grace Co. and
went to work for Caterpillar
Inc. in both the Mossville
and Morton plants, becoming a factory worker and
working in the machine
shop from 1973-84 and
retiring in 2006. He also
worked for City Heat Bar
for many years.
Memorial services were
Nov. 5 at The Wilton
Mortuary in Peoria, with
the Rev. David Stamerjohn
officiating with visitation preceding the service.
Cremation rites will be
Memorial donations can
be made to The Dax Locke
Foundation, P.O. Box 506,
Washington, IL 61571.
Online condolences may
be made to the family at
Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Our heartfelt thank you
to all our friends, neighbors,
Reverend Ed Dutton,
CCFD Rescue,
emergency responders,
church family, and loved ones
during this time of our loss.
-Bev Thieben and family
Michael Barber
LeRoy homer
Homer, 83,
of Peoria
died on
Nov. 4,
2014, at his
He was
born on
June 22,
1931, in Kewanee, the
son of Herald and Minnie (Rohrig) Homer. He
married Gloria E. Lee on
July 31, 1953, in Ft. Lewis,
Homer graduated in
1949 from Weathersfield
High School. He was a
cook in the U.S. Army
until 1954. He worked for
several companies, he was
mostly proud of the time
he worked for Coca-Cola
in Kewanee as a salesman.
From there he worked for
Peoria Machine, B & W
Auto Parts, Caterpillar Inc.
in Mossville and last he
retired from Joe McCarthy
Oldsmobile as a service
Homer was a member
of the Illinois Masonic
Lodge 263 A.F. & A.M.
for 36 years. He was also
a member of the Valley of
Peoria Scottish Rite and an
Associate Bethel Guardian
for 28 International Order
of Job’s Daughters for
many years.
Homer loved to play golf
and spending time with his
grandchildren, they were
his world.
Homer is survived by
his daughter, Leigh Ann
(Kurt) Meyer of Chillicothe; two grandchildren,
Lauren and Justin of
Chillicothe; one greatgrandson, James Modlin
of Chillicothe; brother,
Albert (Linda) Homer of
Kewanee; and sister, Sandy
(Donald) Spets of Port
Charlotte, Fla.
He was preceded in death
by his, wife, parents, and
two brothers, Roger and
A graveside funeral service was held on Saturday,
Nov. 8, 2014, at 1 p.m. at
Swan Lake Memory Gardens, Peoria. Visitation was
held from 10 a.m.-noon
at Weber-Hurd Funeral
Home with a time for sharing memories following.
Memorials may be made
to the St. Jude Children’s
Research Hospital.
Homer’s online memorial
website may be viewed at
timothy milloy
R. Milloy, 32, of
formerly of
died on
Nov. 4,
2014, at his
Born on
July 3, 1982, in Peoria
to Van E. and Deena M.
(Murphy) Milloy, he married Andrew S. Moedinger on June 4, 2014, in
Also surviving is his
mother, Deena (Michael)
Murphy of Chillicothe;
his father, Van E. Milloy
of Peoria; sister, Stephanie
Murphy of Chillicothe;
brother, Van Milloy Jr.
of Mossville; maternal
grandparents, Albert and
Deloris Allott of Mossville;
and half brothers and
sisters, Erin, Jeana, Kara,
Tyler, Trace, Kalye, Chris
and Sean.
He was a 2000 graduate of IVC High School
and was working towards
his criminal justice degree
at Ashford University. He
worked in security and loss
prevention for ACE Distribution Center in Princeton
for the last two years.
He was a U.S. Marine
veteran serving during the
Iraq War where he worked
as a field radio operator for
six years.
A funeral service was Saturday at Weber-Hurd Funeral Home in Chillicothe.
Visitation was Friday evening at the funeral home.
Burial was in Chillicothe
City Cemetery.
Memorials may be made
to the Marines Toys for
His online memorial website maybe view at
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R. Barber, 66, of Edelstein, formerly of Chillicothe, died on Monday,
Nov. 3, 2014, at his home.
Born on Oct. 14, 1948,
in Peoria to Marvin A.
and Mary E. (King)
Barber, he married Irene
Loser on Sept. 2, 2008, in
Surviving is his wife;
two sons, Darren Barber
and Martin Barber of
Burlington, Iowa; three
grandchildren; and a
sister, Louise Shafer.
He was preceded in
death by his parents, two
brothers, and one sister.
He worked for Boeing
Airlines as a mechanic
in California before he
moved back to this area.
A graveside service was
Monday at Lawn Ridge
Memorials may be made
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CHILLICOTHE — Jennifer Marie Wagnaar,
37, of Chillicothe died
Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014,
at OSF Saint Francis
Medical Center in Peoria.
She was born Jan. 23,
1977, to Christopher and
Vickie Hall Schmidt.
Surviving are her sons,
Tyler Frick of Pekin and
Zack Frick of Pekin;
daughter, Naomi Frick
of Pekin; father, Christopher Schmidt of Chillicothe; mother, Vickie
Reny of Chillicothe;
grandmother, Geraldine
Schmidt of Chillicothe;
grandfather, James Hall
Sr. of Chillicothe; and
special friend, Barry Kell
of Metamora.
She graduated from
IVC High School.
Cremation has been
accorded and a memorial service was Sunday at
Chillicothe Bible Church,
with memorial visitation
prior at the church.
Donations may be
made to her children’s
education fund at
The Cremation Society of Mid-Illinois Co.,
Pekin/Peoria, is assisting
the family with arrangements.
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CEC/CJH announces honor roll
The Chillicothe Elementary Center and Junior High honor roll for
the first quarter includes
the following students:
High Honors
Fourth: Savannah Besco,
LaRynn Breitzman, Samantha
Colwell, Nathan Dennison,
Talur Homann, Vivian Jefferies, Addison Kimler, William
Lacefield, Zackery Livingston, Joel McIntyre, Sophia
McLaughlin, Alyssa Merlo,
Alex Padilla, Brody Palmer,
Keya Patel, Mae Perkins, Alanis
Rupp, David Russell, Emily
Stanley, Luke Taylor, Teaghan
Taylor, Madison VanBruwaene
and Joshua Williams
Fifth: Triston Adams, Maria
Braun, Caleb Bruce, William
Bundren, Matthew Gould,
Elaine Grant, Cooper Hamilton, Luke Hancin, Samantha
Harrison, John Horn, Nolin
Hulett, Tyler Hutson, Zoe
Irvin, Brian Jefferies, Hannah Klaasen, Isaac Mapson,
Autumn Marlyere, Brooklyn
Mueller, Nicholas Rainey, Lana
Reeves, Elana Revels, Maculen
Rusk, Addison Schmidt, Riley
Smith, Grace Stone, Andrew
Webster and Cydne Whitley
Sixth: Lindsay Adair, Braden
Angelo, Layla Balzell, Jonah
Bergman, Allison Burwell,
Jack Colwell, Mitchell Connor,
Maggie Crose, Allie Dobra,
Katlyn Forck, Mallory Griesbaum, Lane Hauk, Emma
Hying, Sean Lacey, Cassandra
Lowande, Olivia Maurer, Isaac
McNulty, Logan Mercer, Sara
Moore, Samuel Perkins, Gage
Price, Ian Quinn, Nathan
Shane, Mathias Spitzer, Grace
Stanley, Marina Stickel, and
Bradyn Taylor
Seventh: Elias Bergman,
Abby Boyle, Emily Bradley,
Jaycie Butler, Isabella Camp,
James Cline, Brandon Dunn,
Jay Elliott, Cherrie Evans,
Emma Ferguson, Kylee Fowler,
Anthony Gain, Elizabeth
Gelling, Cade Grove, Josalyn
Guariglia, Robert Holeman,
Raena Holloway, Ashley Horn,
Ezekiel Hulet, Aidan Jones,
Juliet Martin, Alexander
Merlo, Charles Millar, Logan
Mitchell, Gavin Pine, Jacob
Quinn, Ava Ressler, Bryent
Sales, Zoe Schmidt, Dylan
Streck, Sean Sullivan, Andrew
Theobald, Jordyn Thomas,
Andrew Tillman and Jessica
Eighth: Frank Baron, Jaime
Cecil, Seth Crull, Austin Harriman, Emily Hoffman, Sara
Horn, Olivia Huxtable, Macey
Kohler, Nolan LaTour, Rachel
Mattson, Rachel Moore, Leah
Revels, Jonathan Robertson,
Ashlynn Sexton, Riley Simmons, Patrick Stanley and
Annaliese Uher
Griffis, Sofia Howell, Nicholas
Humbracht, Megan Jarman,
Chloe Jump, Aden Kiser,
Briana Miller, Brody O’Neill,
Toriana Peters, Beau Sarver,
Aubrey Schaffer, Kandra Shelton, Alyssa Stewart, Brayden
Tiller and Amaya Webb
Sixth: Lucas Boley, Andrew
Cranford, Lila Davis, Journey
Douglas, Joe Elliott, Isaiah
Graden, Hunter Jenkins,
Alyssa Krowlek, Hannah Lew,
Mandy Moore, Edward Murphy, Hunter Nix, Gwen Palmer,
Gunnar Placher, Christopher
Sullivan, Brieanne Turner and
Brandon Ward
Seventh: Isaac Bergen, Josie
Birch, Lindsey Cline, Michael
Donnelly, Esequiel Encinas,
Jordan McIntyre, Aidan
Morris, Tyler Peters, Randy
Rhodes, Delayni Shaw, Samuel
Stoneking, Emily VanBruwaene and Taylor Watkins
Eighth: Joel Belter, Michelle
Dietrich, Conner Graham,
Delaney Hamilton, Trinity
Hulett, Cassandra Kirman,
Hailee Ledbetter, Naudia McBroom, Tristan McNulty, Ishika
Patel, Eric Riggans and Reese
Fourth: Rebecca BakerChristophel, Mariah Briggerman, Richard Burgess, Andrew
Burwell, Hunter Clark, Julian
Dziadyk, Mason Forck, Gage
Hardmeier, Haylie Harris,
Brandon Johnson, Hannah
Krowlek, Mia Lenius, Marien
Mannon, Lilyanne McNulty,
Olivia Muro, Payton Nagel,
Morgan OBryant, Noah Shane
Fourth: Marcie Baron,
Cassidy Earleywine, Collin
Gilchirst, James Howard,
Haley Nix, Camielle Slater and
Paige Stickel
Fifth: Brendan Adler, Braden
Birch, Noah Bradley, Ema
Cruz, Jordyn Davies, Isabella
DeVoss, Isabell Dunbar, Gavin
Forck, Adam Ford, Lucas
and Synthia Shelton
Fifth: Andrew Adkinson,
Nathan Becke, Spencer Burnett, Braxstien Davis, Brianna
Dunn, Bryn Goines, Jianna
Guariglia, Makayla Hamilton,
Christina Heinz, Kameron
Houser, Sidney Kamrath, Jonathan Kelley, Brody Koch, Lucy
Mellen, Samuel Moyer, Renee
Poff, Mitchel Santini, Aliesha
Schaefer, Gabrielle Serrano,
Bowen Shryock, Sophe Tippett
and Tyler Whittaker
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Brooks, Madelyn Crull, Bradon
Darlington, Kearstien Davis,
Ava Dietrich, Joseph Kamrath,
Jessie Kennedy, Jack Merlo,
Jonis Rupp, Cooper Russell,
Hailey Rynearson, Kaylee
Smick, Stephen Staab, Salena
Traina, Benjamin Walker,
Grant Waterfield, Emma Watkins, Maggie Williamson and
Kayla Wolf
Seventh: Dylan Bixby, Riley
Bruce, Mayleigh Crutcher,
Cade Featherstone, Brian
Henry, Lydia Homann, Colin
Kircher, Abagail Loental,
Emma Martin, Garrett McNulty, Ashley Rodden, Juliana
Rodriguez, Maya Sarver, Ryan
Shafer, Nick Stump, Isaac
Taylor, Caden Williamson and
James Wohlscheid
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Marissa Briggerman, Karsen
Carl, David Chase, Jaylee Cline,
Veronica Contreras, Brendan
Farrell, Jill Jacobs, Brady King,
Isaac Koch, Isabelle Madl,
Matthew Marlyere, Brandon
Phelps, Chelsie Russell, Chase
Santini, Phillip Urazoff, Jena
Wages and Jacob White.
St. Edward Catholic School announces honor roll
The St. Edward Catholic School
honor roll for the first quarter
includes the following students:
Sixth: Dagan Martin, Luke Stanek and
Rebecca Timmons
Seventh: Nathan Cluskey
Eighth: Kate Cluskey and Hunter Mettille
All �A’ Honor Roll
�A-B’ Honor Roll
Fifth: Abby Haytcher and Ailsa Lionberger
Fifth: Tristin Baker, Teagan Cover, Hope
IVC Senior Citizen Luncheon Nov. 20
The annual Senior Citizen Luncheon hosted by
the IVC Student Council
will be at 5 p.m. Nov. 20.
Mettille and Anthony Schol
Seventh: Molly O’Brien, Peyton Roseboom, Luke Auge, Madelyn Baker, Jacob
Rupiper, Maddy Salata and Devon Timmerman
Eighth: Giorgio Grivetti, Ben Kerwin,
Elisa Ramos and Mark Stanek
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Peoria County
Problems and progress mark overhaul of
Peoria Co.’s criminal justice computer system
By andy Kravetz
GateHouse Media Illinois
PEORIA — Trying to
evaluate how the first year
of Peoria County’s $7 million overhaul of its criminal
justice computer system is
difficult, to say the least.
On one hand, 60 million
data records were converted
and the public can access
criminal, civil and traffic
records on the Internet,
something they couldn’t
do before. But the program
has hampered the way the
county reports convictions,
both criminal and traffic, to
the state, and a judge found
several unreported driving
under the influence convictions; a fact which he found
All show the long voyage
that began last year with the
installation of the Odyssey
program has not yet been
“Some felt that it would
work right out of the box
like magic and that’s just not
the case,” said Mark Little,
the county’s chief information officer. “We had a meeting a few months ago and I
showed people a picture of
a skyscraper and they felt
that’s where we were with
regards to Odyssey. Then
I showed them a picture
of the basement and told
them that’s where we actually are. There’s a lot more
to come.”
The project was among
the largest ever done by
Texas-based Tyler Technologies and the first in Illinois.
Peoria County sought to
integrate the computers of
the courts, the clerk’s office, probation officers, the
State’s Attorney’s Office and
the Sheriff’s Office, allowing
them to share information
in real time.
Before Odyssey, each office was its’ own enclave,
unable to communicate
with the other areas. The
clerk’s office was using a
30-year-old system which
resembled an old DOS operating system. Converting
the old data was a daunting
task. There were more than
2 million cases and 500,000
bookings that needed to be
converted into a format that
a modern Windows-based
program could use.
From the beginning, a key
issue was automated disposition reporting (ADR)
or electronically reporting
convictions to the state. It
worked under the old system but the state hasn’t yet
signed off on ADR for Odyssey. Critics say Tyler dropped
the ball on this aspect and
as a result, the deputy clerks
in Bobby Spears’ office were
forced to do handwritten
dispositions, something
they hadn’t done for more
than 20 years.
Spears says his office
is now running about six
months behind in reporting
cases, though most of those
are traffic offenses. He and
others knew ADR wasn’t
going to be up and running
when the system went live
last November but Spears
says he didn’t think it’d take
a year.
“They told us that it would
take a few weeks and then it
would be up and running.
Now the state did say it’d
take a year but Tyler was
telling us that it wouldn’t
take that long,” the clerk
Little and Tom Seckler, a business operations
manager in the county’s IT
department, concur, but
believed that with Tyler’s
background and their efforts, a year was just too
long. They were wrong.
“We were in a Catch-22,”
Seckler said. “The state
wouldn’t let us use practice
data so we could only begin
to test ADR once we went
live. And there were no written specifications on what
they wanted.”
Seckler said state officials had recommended to
continue running the old
system alongside the new
one for that very reason.
But both Tyler and Peoria
County officials nixed that,
saying it was duplication of
work and they believed the
state would relate.
Little said Tyler did 36
different changes to the program, each time in response
to what the state wanted.
But those changes came
piecemeal and resulted in
weeks of delay. The two
IT men both think Peoria
County is on the cusp of
being certified by the state
to file its dispositions electronically.
And that couldn’t come
soon enough for Judge Kim
Kelley, who presides over
the DUI courtroom. Twice,
he said, the probation officer assigned to his courtroom found “pages upon
pages of dispositions” that
weren’t recorded with the
Secretary of State’s office.
The public safety implications, said Chief Judge Steve
Kouri, were enormous.
“It means a person could
get arrested and get court
supervision and then get
arrested on the other side
of the river and possibly get
the same thing,” he said,
referring to the punishment
given to first-time offenders.
“It’s a public safety risk.”
Kelley agreed completely
and when he found the last
stack of 50 to 100 cases not
registered with Springfield,
he marched down to Spears’
office and told them it was
“To their credit, they got it
fixed that day,” he said.
But that also begs the
larger question of why Odyssey, which is a modern
computer system, is actually making more work for
the clerks and causing them
to fall behind. Kelley, who
admits he’s not a computer
guru, offered this reason.
“Odyssey isn’t a computer
program that is based upon
efficiency, it’s based upon
integration,” he said.
That contention is backed
up by several deputy clerks
who, over the months, have
grumbled about having to
enter more data, click more
links and note that such actions slow the entire court
system down.
Bret Dixon, the head of
Tyler’s courts and justice division, said in a statement
that “Peoria is a great client,
and Tyler is committed to
helping them optimize their
business processes.”
According to Dixon, 600
counties in 21 states use the
Odyssey system.
Little believes Odyssey
was and remains the right
choice for Peoria County.
“No one likes change and
when you have been doing
something the same way
for 30 years, it’s gonna be
hard to change, I get that,
but Odyssey is going to let
us do so much more than
we can now,” Little said. “It
takes time. Another county
we visited took five to seven
years to get to where we got
in one year.”
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Wednesday, November 12, 2014 Chillicothe Times-Bulletin
Attorney & Law Office Directory
John P. “Jay” Edmonds, LTD.
) NO. 14-P-456
Deceased. )
110 S.W. Jefferson, Suite 410 • Peoria, IL 61602
Personal Injury • Divorce • Wills • Estates
Eric E. Hasselberg, Attorney at Law
Notice is given of the death of EARL
MARTZLUF on October 9, 2014 and that
an order was entered on October 20,
2014 appointing STEVEN E. MARTZLUF,
whose address is 1061 Second Street,
Camp Grove, Illinois 61424 and LINDA
YOCUM, whose address is 605 Gateway
Drive, Henry, Illinois 61537 as Independent Co-Executors. The Attorney for the
estate is Michael T. Mahoney, P.O. Box
295, Chillicothe, Illinois 61523.
Williams, Williams
& Bembenek, P.C.
139 E. Washington St. • East Peoria, IL 61611
Criminal Law • Estate Planning • Real Estate • Probate • Bankruptcy
Published every week only in the TIMESNEWSPAPERS:
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Claims may be filed on or before April
20, 2015 or six (6) months from the date
of the first publication of this Notice of
Claim Date and any claim not filed on or
before that date is barred.
If you need to find public notices that were published in
any of our five TIMESNEWSPAPERS go to:
Public Notice Illinois •
(735 ILCS 5/2-206, 5/2-413, 5/15-1502, 5/15-1503)
Notice is given to Defendants, UNKNOWN OWNERS and
NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS, that the above entitled mortgage
foreclosure action is now pending, that each of you are hereby
served by publication, and the day on or after which a default
may be entered against said Defendants is December 1, 2014.
(1) The names of all plaintiffs and the case number are identified above.
(2) The court in which said action was brought is identified
(3) The name of the titleholder of record is as follows:
Count I - Christopher R. Snyder
Count II - Snyder Properties, Inc.
Count III - Snyder Properties, Inc.
Count IV - Snyder Properties, Inc.
(4) A legal description of the real estate in sufficient to
identify it with reasonable certainty is as follows:
Count I of Complaint:
Lot 96 in PADDOCK MANOR, a Subdivision of part of
the East Half of the Northwest Quarter of Section 26,
Township 8 North, Range 7 East of the Fourth Principal
Meridian, as filed in Book “W” of Plats, Pages 118 and
119, Peoria County Records; situated, lying and being
in the County of Peoria and State of Illinois.
PIN# 17-26-178-001
Count II and III of Complaint:
Lot 184 except the East 10 feet thereof, Lot 185 and
the East half of Lot 186, CLARKE PLACE, a Subdivision
of part of the Southeast Quarter of Section 6, Township
8 North, Range 8 East of the Fourth Principal Meridian,
in Peoria County, Illinois.
PIN# 18-06-479-021
Count IV of Complaint:
Lot 293, in HAMILTON PARK Section seven, a Subdivision of part of the Northeast Quarter of Section 31,
Township 9 North, Range 8 East of the Fourth Principal
Meridian, as filed in Book “V” of Plats, Page 52, in the
City of Peoria, situated in Peoria County, Illinois.
PIN# 14-31-208-010
(5) A common address or description of the location of the
real estate is as follows:
Count I: 42 Caliente Avenue, Bartonville, IL 61607
Count II and III: 2002 W. Clarke Avenue, Peoria, IL 61604
Count IV: 2324 W. Gilbert Avenue, Peoria, IL 61604
(6) An identification of the mortgage sought to be foreclosed
in Count I is as follows:
Names of mortgagor: Christopher R. Snyder
Name of mortgagee: South Side Trust & Savings Bank of
Date of mortgage to be foreclosed: May 7, 2010
Dates and County of recording: May 10, 2010, Peoria
County, Illinois
Recording document identifications:
Document No. LR2010011208
(7) An identification of the mortgage sought to be foreclosed
in Count II is as follows:
Names of mortgagor: Snyder Properties, Inc.
Name of mortgagee: South Side Trust & Savings Bank of
Dates of mortgage to be foreclosed: December 19, 2013
Dates and County of recording: December 23, 2013,
Peoria County, Illinois
Recording document identification:
Document No. LR2013032086
(8) An identification of the mortgage sought to be foreclosed
in Count III is as follows:
Names of mortgagor: Snyder Properties, Inc.
Name of mortgagee: South Side Trust & Savings Bank of
Dates of mortgage to be foreclosed: December 19, 2013
Dates and County of recording: March 21, 2014, Peoria
County, Illinois
Recording document identification:
Document No. LR2014005135
(9) An identification of the mortgage sought to be foreclosed
in Count IV is as follows:
Names of mortgagor: Snyder Properties, Inc.
Name of mortgagee: South Side Trust & Savings Bank of
Dates of mortgage to be foreclosed: May 24, 2013
Dates and County of recording: May 28, 2013, Peoria
County, Illinois
Recording document identification:
Document No. LR2013013157
Dated: October 14, 2014.
Robert M. Spears, Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: Deputy
Deceased. ) 14P472
1011 N. Second St. • Chillicothe, IL 61523
Divorce • Real Estate • Probate
PEORIA, an Illinois banking corporation, )
) Case No. 14CH401
corporation and CHRISTOPHER R.
4600 N. Brandywine Dr., Suite 200 • Peoria, IL 61614
Concentrating in Trusts & Estates
Michael T. Mahoney, LTD.
Claims against the estate may be filed
in the Office of the Clerk of the Circuit
Court of Peoria County, Peoria County
Courthouse, 324 N. Main Street, Peoria,
Illinois 61602 or with the Co-Executors,
or both. Within ten (10) days after a
claimant files its claim with the Court,
the claimant must mail or deliver a copy
of the claim to the representatives and
to their attorney of record and file with
the Court a proof of mailing or delivery
of said copies.
Dated this 21st day of October, 2014.
/s/ Michael T. Mahoney
Attorney for the Estate
Subscribe to
1011 N. Second Street
P.O. Box 295
Chillicothe, Illinois 61523
Telephone: (309) 274-5451
Email: [email protected]
PEORIA, an Illinois banking corporation, )
) Case No. 14CH400
NOTICE is hereby given, that Margaret
J. Williams departed this life on October
2, 2014, in Peoria County, Illinois. Persons
are further notified that an Order
appointing Kevin B. Williams as Executor
was entered the 28th day of October,
2014 in the Circuit Court of Peoria
County, pursuant to a Petition filed
therein, and that any claim in the Estate
of Margaret J. Williams may be filed
within six months of November 5, 2014.
Said claim should be filed with the Clerk
of the Circuit Court of Peoria County,
Probate Division, Peoria, IL 61602 and a
copy thereof sent to Kevin B. Williams,
Executor, 9608 N. Oak Forrest Ct., Peoria,
IL 61615. Persons are further advised that
the Attorney for the Executor is
Jack Boos, P.C., 416 Main St., Suite 933,
Peoria, IL 61602.
All real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to the Fair Housing Act
which makes it illegal to advertise “any
preference, limitation or discrimination
based on race, color, religion, sex,
handicap, familial status or national
origin, or an intention, to make any such
preference, limitation or discrimination.”
Familial status includes children under the
age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians, pregnant women and people
securing custody of children under 18.
This newspaper will not knowingly accept
any advertising for real estate which is in
violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised
in this newspaper are available on an
equal opportunity basis.
To complain of discrimination call HUD
toll-free at 1-800-669-9777. The toll-free
telephone number for the hearing
impaired is 1-800-927-9275.
“Equal Housing Opportunity”
Childcare Disclaimer
No individual, unless licensed or holding a permit
as a childcare facility, may cause to be published
any advertisement soliciting a child care service.
* A childcare facility that is licensed or operating
under a permit issued by the Illinois Department
of Children and Family Services may publish
Kevin B. Williams, Executor
advertisements of the services for which it is
specifically licensed or issued a permit.
By: Jack Boos, his Attorney
TIMESNEWSPAPERS strongly urge any parent or
guardian to verify the validity of the license of
Jack Boos, P.C.
any facility before placing a child in its care.
Attorney at Law
* Family homes that care for no more than
416 Main St., Suite 933
three (3) children under the age of twelve or
which receive only children from a single housePeoria, IL 61602
hold, for less than 24 hours per day, are exempt
Tele: (309) 673-4948
from licensure as day care homes. The three
Fax: (309) 673-2559
children to whom this exemption applies includes
the family’s natural or adopted children and any
other persons under the age of 12 whether
related or unrelated to the operator of the
daycare home. (DCFS Rule, Part 377.3(c))
Notice is hereby given that the Office of
Margaret E. Hurd, City Clerk of the City
of Chillicothe, will be open from
10:00AM until 3:30PM, on Monday,
November 17, 2014, Tuesday, November
18, 2014, Wednesday, November 19,
2014, Thursday, November 20, 2014,
Friday, November 21, 2014 and Monday,
November 24, 2014, for the purpose of
accepting Candidates Petitions for
Certificates for the Consolidated Primary
Election, to be held on February 24,
2015, for the following City of Chillicothe
Margaret E. Hurd
City Clerk
South Side Trust & Savings Bank of Peoria,
an Illinois banking corporation,
(735 ILCS 5/2-206, 5/2-413, 5/15-1502, 5/15-1503)
Notice is given to Defendants, UNKNOWN OWNERS and
NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS, that the above entitled mortgage
foreclosure action is now pending, that each of you are hereby
served by publication, and the day on or after which a default
may be entered against said Defendants is December 1, 2014.
(1) The names of all plaintiffs and the case number are
identified above.
(2) The court in which said action was brought is identified
(3) The names of the titleholders of record are: Christopher R.
Snyder and Melea K. Snyder
(4) A legal description of the real estate in sufficient to
identify it with reasonable certainty is as follows:
Count I of Complaint:
Part of Lot 7 in Block 1 in MOSS ADDITION to the City of
Peoria, bounded and described as follows, to-wit: Beginning at the Northwest corner of said Lot 7, running
thence East along the North line of said Lot, 45 feet;
thence south parallel with Douglas Street, 65 feet;
thence West 45 feet to Douglas Street, thence North 65
feet to the place of beginning, situated in Peoria
County, Illinois.
PIN# 18-05-484-006
Count II of Complaint:
Part of Lot 5 in Block 14 in RUSSELL’S ADDITION TO
PEORIA, a subdivision of the North half of the Southeast
Quarter of Section 5, Township 8 North, Range 8 East of
the Fourth Principal Meridian, according to the Plat
thereof Recorded November 30, 1865 in Plat Book “A”,
Page 123, more particularly described as follows: commencing at the Southerly corner of said lot on Douglas
Street; thence North 41 Feet; thence East parallel with
the dividing line between Lots 4 and 5, 160 feet; thence
South at right angles and parallel with Douglas Street
41 feet; thence West at right angles, along the dividing
line of Lots 4 and 5, in said block, 160 feet to the place
of beginning, in the city of Peoria, situated in Peoria
County, Illinois.
PIN# 18-05-428-013
(5) A common address or description of the location of the
real estate is as follows:
Count I: 810 N. Douglas Street, Peoria, IL 61606
Count II: 1204 N. Douglas Street, Peoria, IL 61606
(6) An identification of the mortgage sought to be foreclosed
in Count I is as follows:
Names of mortgagors: Christopher R. Snyder and Melea K.
Names of mortgagee: South Side Trust & Savings Bank of
Date of mortgage to be foreclosed: September 26, 2002
Dates and County of recording: September 30, 2002,
Peoria County, Illinois
Recording document identification:
Document No. 02-39535
(7) An identification of the mortgage sought to be foreclosed
in Count II is as follows:
Names of mortgagors: Christopher R. Snyder and Melea K.
Name of mortgagee: South Side Trust & Savings Bank of
Dates of mortgage to be foreclosed: February 23, 2010
Dates and County of recording: March 17, 2010, Peoria
County, Illinois
Recording document identification:
Document No. LR2010005954
Dated: October 14, 2014.
Robert M. Spears, Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: Deputy
Watch for pre-holiday early ad placement
deadlines advertised weeks in advance of the
actual deadline date.
) Case No.
) 14CH415
Linn Perkins, Special Administrator of the Estate )
of Charles D. Karpowicz, Jr., deceased, Jacob D.
Karpowicz, Christine Karpowicz, Guardian of the )
Estate and Person of Theodore J. Karpowicz,
disabled adult, (Peoria Case 05P438), Molly A.
Karpowicz, Caroline E. Karpowicz, Unknown
Heirs and Devisees of Charles D. Karpowicz, Jr.,
deceased, Unknown Claimants and Lienholders
against the Estate of Charles D. Karpowicz, Jr.,
deceased, Unknown Claimants and Lienholders
against the Unknown Heirs and Devisees of
Charles D. Karpowicz, Jr., deceased, Unknown
Owners and Non-Record Claimants,
(735 ILCS 5/2-206, 5/2-413, 5/15-1502, 5/15-1503)
Notice is given to Defendants, Unknown Heirs and Devisees
of Charles D. Karpowicz, Jr., deceased, Unknown Claimants
and Lienholders against the Estate of Charles D. Karpowicz, Jr.,
deceased, Unknown Claimants and Lienholders against the
Heirs and Devisees of Charles D. Karpowicz, Jr., deceased,
Unknown Owners and Non-Record Claimants, that the above
entitled mortgage foreclosure action is now pending, that
each of you are hereby served by publication, and the day
on or after which a default may be entered against said
Defendants is December 15, 2014.
(1) The names of all plaintiffs and the case number are identified above.
(2) The court in which said action was brought is identified
(3) The names of the titleholder of record is:
Charles D. Karpowicz, Jr.
(4) A legal description of the real estate in sufficient to identify it with reasonable certainty is as follows:
Unit 7-102 in NEW WORLD CONDOMINIUM, as delineated on a survey of the following described real estate:
Lots 62, 63 and 64 in Terra Vista Section One, a subdivision of a part of the West Half of the Southeast Quarter
of Section 7, Township 9 North, Range 8 East of the
Fourth Principal Meridian, according to the plat thereof
recorded March 14, 1969 in Plat Book “Z-2”, page 19, as
Document No. 69-03374, and Lots 66, 67, 68, 69, 70, 71,
72, 73, and 74 in Terra Vista Section Two, a subdivision
of part of the West Half of the Southeast Quarter of
Section 7, Township 9 North, Range 8 East of the Fourth
Principal Meridian, according to the plat thereof recorded March 3, 1972 in Plat Book 1, page 6, as Document
No. 72-032258, all in Peoria County, Illinois, which survey
is attached as Exhibit “A” to the Declaration of Condominium recorded as Document No. 78-23552 together
with its undivided percentage interest in the common
elements; situated in PEORIA COUNTY, ILLINOIS.
P.I.N.: 14-07-402-074
(5) A common address or description of the location of the
real estate is as follows: 7001 N. Terra Vista Dr., Unit 7-102,
Peoria, IL 61614.
(6) An identification of the mortgage sought to be foreclosed
in Count I is as follows:
Names of mortgagor: Charles D. Karpowicz, Jr.
Name of mortgagee: South Side Trust & Savings Bank of
Date of mortgage sought to be foreclosed: January 7, 2012
Dates and County of recording: January 13, 2012, Peoria
County, Illinois
Recording document identification:
Document No. 2012000749
Dated: October 22, 2014
Robert M. Spears, Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: Margaret Kallister, Deputy
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