Monday, November 26, 2012
Ray Klump, a Lewis University professor and computer expert, offers these tips to avoid problems while online shopping.
So, you plan on doing a little shopping from your desk on the day that's unofficially been labeled Cyber Monday. Not a bad way to avoid the crowds and take a pass on the circling the mall lot looking for a place to park and the lines at the registers as you try to make purchases, but there are pitfalls, too, says Dr. Ray Klump, Lewis University's director of the master of science in information security program. If you want to be safe, Klump offers these tips: 1. Make sure your computer's operating system, antivirus and anti-spyware software, and web browsers are up-to-date. Malware, such as viruses and rootkits, make their way into your system by taking advantage of vulnerabilities. Software vendors are constantly upgrading their software…
Monday, November 19, 2012
Romeoville police say Lewis University student Jamie Olson took steps to conceal her involvement in the suspected heroin death of her friend.
A 20-year-old Frankfort woman died of a drug overdose while at a Lewis University dorm this weekend, and the friend with whom she was staying has been arrested for trying to conceal her role in the death, Romeoville police said Monday. Anna Marinier was found dead at Fitzpatrick Hall at about 11:10 a.m. Sunday, Romeoville Assistant Police Chief Steve Lucchesi said. Although toxicology tests are still pending, it's suspected she overdosed on heroin, he said. Her friend, Jamie Olson, 21, of 9125 Letterkenny, Tinley Park, was arrested Sunday night on a felony charge of obstruction of justice and booked into the Will County jail. Citing the "ongoing investigation," Lucchesi declined to disclose what Olson did in terms of obstructing the case …
Sunday, November 18, 2012
Few details were available about the victim other than his or her body was found in the Fitzpatrick Hall.
The Romeoville Police Department and the Will County Coroner's Office are investigating the death of a "non-student" who was found deceased Sunday in Lewis University's Fitzpatrick Hall. No details on the death or the person's identity were avaiable Sunday night. The information was made public by the Romeoville-based Catholic University via its Facebook page. Employees were also notified via email Sunday night. "The authorities report there was not and is no current threat to campus," the statement said. The campus remains open and all classes and activities will go on as scheduled, the release said. "The Lewis University community expresses its prayerful sympathy to all who are touched by this tragedy, especially family and friends," the…
Sunday, September 9, 2012
A B-17 was on hand at Lewis Airport in Romeoville and Joliet resident Sandy Gerrettie took her father there to relive his memories.
Like many people who see a B-17 aircraft in person, Bernie Osterland thought the plane was quite large. But, unlike most people, his comparison was based on memory. "I can't imagine how we used to climb up on top of those things," Osterland said. "Of course, I'm much older now." The Joliet resident, who is 95 years old, ended up at Lewis Airport to see the B-17 after his daughter Sandy Gerrettie and her husband, Joe Gerrettie saw it flying in the sky. "We saw the plane in the sky, Joe and I and I said, 'dad would absolutely love this because he flew on one,'" Sandy Gerrettie said. "We called the airport and they said, 'bring him out.'" The B-17 was on hand at the airport on August 31 as part of the Salute to Veterans national tour. It …
Thursday, August 2, 2012
The downtown Joliet event Saturday also features a kids' "campus," games, face painting, crafts and other activities.
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Thursday, August 2, 2012
This is the 10th year that downtown Joliet will be transformed into a kids’ fun zone for KidzFest. The Joliet City Center Partnership and Lewis University in Romeoville are at the helm of the annual event, which brings families to Chicago Street to experience kid-friendly fun featuring more than 35 vendors. Tom Mahalik, vice president of Joliet City Center marketing, said the location is ideal for Lewis because it's able to set up its kids’ "campus" in the Will County State’s Attorney’s Office parking lot. "They have like 20 different departments over there and every department has some different kid activity," Mahalik said. "You can actually experience the campus by walking through this area." Kathrynne M. Skonicki, Lewis' director of …
Thursday, April 5, 2012
'HERO HELPS' unites a grassroots organization with Will County in the face of increasing use of the drug and alarming overdose statistics.
Two fathers are turning their tragic losses into an effort to fight back against an epidemic that quickly spreading across Chicagoland. On Friday, April 13, they’ll join with a Will County initiative to spread awareness of the growing heroin problem during a daylong event at Lewis University in Romeoville. The HERO HELPS event will feature expert guest speakers in the fields of law enforcement, addiction treatment, and education and prevention. The day will culminate in a youth rally featuring area bands and young people who will speak out about their own experiences with the increasingly deadly drug. In the first seven weeks of 2012 alone, Will County reported eight heroin-related deaths. The victims ranged in age from 18 to 55. “What we’…
Thursday, March 29, 2012
A day-long event at Lewis University will address the heroin problem in Will County, and Shorewood Mayor Rick Chapman wants to help out.
The deadly impact of heroin on the area has prompted officials to organize a day-long educational forum at Lewis University, Will County Communications Director Anastasia Tuskey told the Shorewood Village board this week. Tuskey explained to the board how Will County Executive Larry Walsh was at a Homer Glen rally last year when he was moved by the stories of two fathers who lost their sons to heroin. Walsh, Will County Health Department officials and others then worked together to organize the April 13 forum and youth rally at Lewis' JFK Sports Center in Romeoville. The two groups Heroin Epidemic Relief Organization and Will County Heroin Education Leads to Preventative Solutions are presenting the event. For more information, go to …
Thursday, March 15, 2012
Josh Falk placed third in a pair of events for Joliet Catholic Academy boys track team.
A defensive end that can run? Joliet Catholic Academy senior Josh Falk, a Northwest Missouri State football recruit, fit that bill last week at the ICOPS/St. Patrick Indoor Track Invitational. On the campus of Lewis University, Falk finished third in the 400-meter dash with a time of 52.85. He also placed third in the 200 with a 23.90, scoring all 10 of the Hilltoppers’ team points for the meet. Falk then competed in the 1,600 relay that placed ninth with a 3:51.95, one spot off the scoring list. “We have a lot of injuries already coming into the season,” JCA coach Cory McDermott said. “But Josh Falk did very well in the first meet of the season running the 200, 400 and the 4x400 relay.” Other top finishers for JCA by event: high jump (…
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
Public invited to Friday's memorial.
Visitation for Scott Tezak, the Minooka native who died in a plane crash last Friday in Florida, is set for 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at Tezak Funeral Home, 1211 Plainfield Road in Joliet. Open to the public, a celebration of Scott’s life will begin at 9:30 a.m. Friday, with prayers, at the same location. Beginning at 10:30 a.m., attendees will then process to St. Mary Church in Minooka for a Mass of Christian burial. The interment will be private. Tezak grew up in Minooka, attending Minooka Community Consolidated District 201 and Minooka Community High School. His family was active in St. Mary Church in Minooka. Tezak also was attending Lewis University and taught flight classes at Joliet Municipal Airport and Morris Municipal Airport.
Friday, January 14, 2011
The Will County Health Department is offering a program with proven results to help smokers kick the habit.
Magic won’t help you quit smoking, but the Will County Health Department has good news for Shorewood residents who want to kick the cigarette habit. The health department’s Tobacco Control and Prevention initiative is offering the highly effective Freedom From Smoking, or FFS, program in Shorewood beginning Feb. 9. Classes are set for Lewis University's Shorewood Campus at 247 Brookforest Ave. It’s not magic, but FFS is the next best thing for people who want to eliminate their tobacco dependence. “There is no magic formula for smokers wishing to quit," said John Cicero, the executive director of the Will County Health Department. “Many smokers find that they need a personalized quitting plan, as well as group support to help them …