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Arlington Heights Daily Herald (Newspaper) - May 25, 2015, Arlington Heights, IllinoisBy Eric Peterson for the parents and sister of Marine Cpl. John t. Olson of Elk Grove Village memorial Day could hardly strengthen the vivid Mem ories of their loved ones courage and humor even 10 years after his death in Iraq. But the Holiday provides an Ever Welcome Opportunity to make their remembrance a More communal experience. In fact raising awareness of the True mean ing of the Day among her and her Brothers generation has become something of a per Sona Mission for 26-year-Oldcourtneyolson. She said Sheds Felt irritation when co workers and Peers have characterized i merely As a Day off or the Start of summer. And Many confuse it with veterans Day As a time to thank a vet eran she added. While interning for the Elk Grove Park District two years ago Courtney had the Chance to give a speech at the Village memorial Day cer Emony that addressed these very issues. In reality she said it is a solemn Holiday remembering those that fought for our country handmade the ultimate sacrifice. For Courtney and her parents John and Diana the passage of time has affected How c monday May 25, 2015 big picture local focus $1.00 paddock publications 143rd year no. 223 Northwest suburbs Dai graduation Day by Susan Klovstad on the surface Josh Berendt of Palatine is like any other 11-year-old fifth grader enjoys pokemon video games and hockey. He also plays trom Bone an piano. But Joshus world changed two years ago when he was diagnosed with indeterminate colitis. A form of inflammatory Bowel disease it made Josh very sick and it took Doc tors five months to figure out his diagnosis. Adina Walters a Mother of three from Cary was also very sick and in a lot of pain for a Long time before doctors diag nosed herewith crowns disease. Colitis and crop nos Are chronic diseases for which there Are no known cures. To help raise funds for research the crop nos and colitis foun Dation of America sponsors the take Steps for crop nos and Coli tis walks which Are two to three Miles in length and noncompetitive. Last years walks nation wide attracted 70,000 participants and raised $11 million according to Cufa walk director Heid Merritt. In to Days neighbor Section Josh Berendt and Adina Walters who will walk in the take Steps event May 31 at the Naperville River walk share their stories. Walking to help end crop nos colitis Josh Berendt 11,of Palatine willbe the honoured hero on May 31 at the take Steps for crop nos and colitis walk in Naperville. Courte s y o f Crohn s and col i t i s foundation of Amer i c a caring in action Marni Pyke the suburbs in transit in the same week that brought a preventable Amtrak crash and cuts to Federal Tran sit funding Metra officials approved spending half a Mil lion to study an expansion of its a psf line into Oswego that May never happen. Sound paradoxical wait there smore. Numerous Drivers in Ken Dall county understandably would prefer to take Metra to work in Chicago than spend hours a Day commuting. Trouble is they re outside of Cook Dupage Kane Lake Mchenry and will counties where a sales tax is levied to subsidize Metra Pace and the cat. That Means the Burden of coming up with millions to build new stations a rail Yard and More plus cover daily operating expenses is All on Kendall county. Yet theress no official consensus or guarantee from local mayors or county leaders that Kendall will find the Money. The current Metra Board did not instigate the Oswego project. It goes Way Back to before the Highway Trust fun was broke and earmarks were taboo. During the mid-2000s, for Mer House speaker Den Nis Hastert of Kendall county clouded an earmark Worth about $7.5 million for Engi Neering studies and sent it Metraus Way. Fast Forward to 2015. Consultants have burned through $2.26 million of the pie and the project now stretches should Metra hit brakes on a psf study by Ken dil Aniana intelligence writer Washington the islamic state groups takeover of the provincial capital ramada is Stark evidence that iraqi forces Lack the will to fight defense Secretary Ash Carter said in a to interview that aired sunday. The harsh assessment raised new questions about the Obama administrations strategy to defeat the extremist group that has seized a strategically important Swath of the Middle East. Although iraqi soldiers vastly outnumbered their opposition in the capital of Anbar province they quickly withdrew last sunday without putting up much resistance from the City in iraqis sunni heartland Carter said on in nos state of the Union. The iraqis left behind Large numbers of . Supplied vehicles including several tanks now presumed to be in islamic state hands. Iraqis showed no will to fight defense Secretary on How islamic state took ramada More graduation photos online what memorial Day Means to families who made the ultimate sacrifice just beginning to get past their grief a Lake in the Hills mans plea that you simply say out loud the name of his son a Soldier killed in Afghanistan. A Gurnee family who lost their son in Iraq wondering what our departed service people who were doers not talkers might have done with the rest of their lives. An Elk Grove Village family who Only recently began to celebrate the life of their Marine son killed in Iraq rather than mourn his death. And a Carol Stream family simply noting that memorial Day is every Day for them. These Are just a few of the suburban families who have lost loved ones in conflicts abroad. And this is what they wanted to share about what memorial Day Means to them. Read More on pages 4 and 5. More online see videos with three of these stories online at . George Leclaire a lec la i re Dai l Herald. Com Evergreen cemetery in Barrington. See transit on Page 9 see fight on Page 6 crash claims Nash wife mathematician was subject of Beautiful mind Page 2 15 years later Montoya wins second indy 500 sports or i c p Eter son / for John Olson his daughter Courtney and his wife Diana of Elk Grove Village memories of the courage and humor of their son and brother Marine Cpl. John t. Olson a vent faded since he was killed in Iraq in february 2005. G i l b Ert r. Boucher i i / Maureen Conroy left hugs her Cousin mar Garet Conroy As she arrives for the Willows Academy graduation ceremony sunday at the Des Plaines school. The graduating class consisted of 33 Young women. See memorial on Page 4 #d650681, $22,390 new 2015 Dodge grand caravan 1155 West Dundee re. Arlington Heights in 888-865-1374 dealer not responsible for pricing errors. Prices Good for 3 Days from Date of publication. Pictures Are for illustration purposes. 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