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PICK A PATCH Area pumpkin farms offer corn mazes, hayrides, petting zoos, concessions, kiddie rides, a haunted barn and of course, pumpkin patches, in today's weekend section LAKE COUNTY NEWS-SUN $L00 Friday, October 2, 2015 NEWSSUNONLINE.COM Investigator: Officer was shot twice with his own gun By Lauren Zumbach News-Sun One month after Lt. Charles Joseph Gliniewicz's death, the mystery around who killed the Fox Lake officer appears to be no clearer than in the days following his shooting. Investigators shared new information at a press conference outside the Fox Lake po lice station Thursday, including revealing for the first time that Gliniew-icz was shot twice with his own weapon. But Lake County sheriff's office Detective Christopher Covelli Gliniewicz. also said that despite diligent work, all theories remain on the table in the "extraordinarily complex" investigation. Gliniewicz was shot once in the right-side front of his protective vest and once in the upper-left chest area, said George Filenko, commander of the Lake County Major Crime Task Force. There were in dications at the crime scene that a struggle occurred, but test results were inconclusive in determining whether Gliniewicz fired his service weapon, Filenko said. "In layman's terms, the weapon could have been fired by Lt Gliniewicz, or he could have been in close proximity to the weapon being fired," Filenko said. Gliniewicz, 52, was found dead near U.S. Highway 12 in Fox Lake on Sept. 1, shortly after he radioed that he had spotted suspicious activity and was pursuing three people on foot. Filenko described the shot to the lieutenant's right side as "similar to that of a sledgehammer" and severe enough to be incapacitating. He said he could not comment on what at the scene suggested a struggle had taken place, or whether other shots had been fired. Authorities have previously said Gliniewicz's .40-caliber service weapon was found near his body and that multiple gunshots were fired at the scene. Covelli said that although authorities have not yet determined the manner of the officer's death, they are investigating the case as a homicide based on the evidence and facts available. Coroner Thomas Rudd previously raised the possibility the second, fatal shot to Gliniewicz's chest was self-inflicted, saying he needed additional information from police before deciding on a matter of death, whether homicide, suicide, accidental or undetermined. Melodie Gliniewicz, the JOE SHUMANCHICAGO TRIBUNE George Filenko, commander of Major Crime Task Force, shows where the first shot hit Fox Lake Lt. Joe Gliniewicz. officer's widow, said in an interview with Crime Watch Daily that talk of suicide was "disrespectful, hurtful, irresponsible" and didn't fit with her husband's focus on the future. He'd been applying for chief of police jobs, talking about retiring from Fox Lake and planning family vacations, she said. "I wholeheartedly believe he was murdered," she said tearfully. Investigators have recovered nine unidentified DNA samples from the crime scene, and further testing Turn to Fox Lake, Page 2 MICHAEL SCHMIDTNEWS-SUN PHOTOS Captain James Lovell looks at the mural "Steeds of Apollo" after a ceremony of the five-year anniversary of Capt. James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center in North Chicago Thursday. Namesake brings personal touch to Lovell center fete By Dan Moran News-Sun To celebrate the fifth anniversary of the Capt. James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center in North Chicago, its namesake brought along some gifts: Artifacts from his storied NASA missions, and a 20-by-eight-foot mural that formerly dominated a wall at his family's Lake Forest restaurant. The mural, tided "The Steeds of Apollo" and painted by Lumin Winters in 1969, was originally displayed in New York City's St Regis Hotel and inspired the mission patch for Apollo 13, Lovell's "successful failure" to land on the moon. Getting it into the lobby of the Green Bay Road health care center was a mission in and of itself after Lovell's of Lake Forest closed in 2014. "We hung the mural up behind the foyer in the main bar, and there it stayed for about 17 years," Lovell said following anniversary ceremonies on Thursday. "When we were selling the restaurant just last May, I tried to figure out where to put the painting. There's nowhere I can put it in my house. "Eventually, I thought to myself, 'What a better place to put the mural than right here in the Federal Health Care facility?'" he added. "It took some time to figure out exactly where to put it, and the people Sailors line the deck above a large crowd at the anniversary of Capt. James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center. here were really great." The selected location sits in an atrium under a quote from Lovell about his exploits beyond the clouds: "I have seen the Earth as it truly is ... A grand oasis in the vastness of space." Across the hallway, veterans and active-duty military members using the center can also see such artifacts as an autographed Apollo 13 mission patch and a Navy flag that Lovell carried aboard the spacecraft in his Personal Prefer ence Kit. After he helped dedicate the items Thursday afternoon, Lovell told more than 200 veterans and 21st-century Navy personnel assembled for an anniversary ceremony that he is "proud to have my legacy as a part of this facility." "I've often heard it said that Lovell FHCC is not just a hospital, it is much more. It is a gathering place for veterans, it is a learning environment for young corpsman, and it is a home for many," Lovell said. "You have all been very successful these last five years, and I look forward to many more years to come." The Lovell Center opened in October 2010 as the nation's first fully integrated Department of Defense and Department of Veterans Affairs healthcare facility. The original space involved renovation of 40,000 square feet on the west campus of the VA center and more than 209,000 square feet in new construction for a four-story, $130 million ambulatory-care center. The North Chicago campus is augmented by medical facilities at nearby Naval Station Great Lakes and clinics in Evanston, McHenry and Kenosha in serving veterans, active-duty military and recruits, along with military family members and military retirees living in the region. Capt. Robert Buckley, deputy director and commanding officer of the Lovell FHCC, said he is often asked three basic questions about the endeavor: Is it successful, was it worth it, and would he do it again? "The resounding response to all three of those questions is 'absolutely,'" Buckley told the crowd. "Each one of you successfully joined together to make something that is far greater than the sum of its parts." Buckley, asking the audi- Turn to Lovell, Page 3 SD 50 contract proposals may be publicized By Lauren Zumbach News-Sun After nine months of negotiations without agreement on a new contract, Woodland Community Consolidated School District 50's school board and the teachers union are preparing to post their contract proposals for public viewing within the next two weeks, district officials said in a statement Wednesday. But the union and district already are at odds over the school board's portrayal of the union's most recent offer in that announcement According to the statement from the district, the Woodland Council a member of the Lake County Federation of Teachers, Illinois Federation of Teachers and American Federation of Teachers and the school board began negotiating in January. The union presented a formal proposal to the board July 7, which the board countered with its own proposal Aug. 6, school district officials said. They agreed to meet with a federal mediator in late August, and on Wednesday the union requested both sides' latest offers be made public, according to the district's statement. "We look forward to a formal written response from the union in order to move forward with the negotiations process and reach an agreement that will be fiscally prudent and support student learning," school board President Chris Schrantz said in a statement. According to the district's statement, the union's July 7 proposal called for a 9.9 percent annual pay increase for teachers and a 7 percent annual support staff pay increase. The union fired back with a statement of its own Thursday saying those numbers were inflated. "The numbers the board of education released to the media are false because they did not wait until the completion of the posting process," Sharon Anday, an eighth-grade teacher and Woodland Council president, said in a statement. "The board's actions set a bad example for our education community including our students who depend on the board's leadership to move negotiations forward. This is another example of the board playing games instead of rolling up its sleeves to negotiate a contract that is fair for teachers, support staff, and the students we serve." A union spokesman declined to provide numbers that would accurately re-rum to Contract, Page 3 NATION & WORLD RYAN KANGAP Hannah Miles, center, is reunited with her sister Hailey Miles and father Gary Miles after a shooting at Umpqua Community College. Gunman kills 10 at Ore. college A gunman opened fire at a rural Oregon community college Thursday, killing at least 10 people before dying in a shootout with police, authorities said. The killer invaded a classroom and demanded that people stand up and state their religion before spraying more bullets, one student reported. Page 5

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