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CHRONICLE WEDNESDAY, MARCH 13, 2013 | 50 CENTS | KCCHRONICLE.COM

ON THE RISE PROPERTY TAXES EXPECTED TO INCREASE AGAIN IN COUNTY. PAGE 7 Sandy Bressner – sbressner@shawmedia.com

Public schools make up a large portion of property tax bills.

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Easter has gone to the dogs in Batavia VIEWS Kari Miller With the emergence of dog parks all over the suburbs, it’s no surprise that dog-centered events are popping up. Last year, the Batavia Park District decided to offer a Doggie Easter Egg Hunt at the Batavia Bark Park, 40W101 W. Main St., Batavia, to keep up with that trend. Staff had no idea what to expect, but they saw an overwhelming response. “We wanted to start offering more programs and events at the Bark Park,” said Amber Smith, facilities manager. “The Doggie Easter Egg Hunt was our first event, and I think we were all pleasantly surprised by the turnout.” Last year, almost 250 people and 75 dogs attended the event. Dogs of all shapes and sizes made their way to the park to search for treat-filled eggs. This year, organizers are hoping to increase that number. “Our goal is to have more than 100 dogs attend,” Smith said. “We’ve added a lot of value to the event, and this year we teamed up with Anderson Animal Shelter. They do a lot for the community, so this is our way to give back to them.” Half of this year’s proceeds will benefit the shelter. “Through our participation in the Doggie Easter Egg Hunt, we hope to generate

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Almost 75 dogs attended last year’s Doggie Easter Egg Hunt at the Batavia Park District’s Bark Park. Staff hopes more than 100 dogs attend this year’s event. interest and awareness of Anderson Animal Shelter as well as find some forever homes for the adoptable pets that will be showcased at the event,” said Holly Alcala, director of development for Anderson Animal Shelter. The Doggie Easter Egg Hunt will be at noon March 23 at the Bark Park, rain or shine. The cost is $10 a dog. For families with more than one pooch, the cost for each additional dog is $5. On-site registration begins at 11:30 a.m., but owners are encouraged to come early to browse sponsor booths and take home pet-friendly prod-

ucts. Pre-registration may be done by calling the Batavia Park District at 630-879-5235. The first 25 owners to register will receive a complimentary treat bag for their pooch from Wet Nose of Geneva. One thousand treat-filled eggs will be spread throughout the Bark Park at West Main Community Park in Batavia. Select eggs will be marked as prize eggs. A variety of prizes will be offered courtesy of local sponsors, including Pet Supplies Plus, DePaw University, Animal House Veterinary Hospital, Petco of South Elgin, Wiggle Waggles Pet Barkery and

Invisible Fence. All dogs must be leashed and only two handlers will be allowed per dog during the event. At the conclusion of the event, owners are encouraged to stay and let their dog run off leash in the three-acre fenced in park. For information or to register, visit the Batavia Park District at www.bataviaparks.org or call 630-8795235.

• Kari Miller is director of marketing and public relations for the Batavia Park District. Contact her at editorial@kcchronicle.com.

CORRECTIONS & CLARIFICATIONS • On page 2 of the March 12 edition of the Kane County Chronicle, a story included incorrect information about sex offenders’ ability to vote at schools, stemming from a source’s error. Kane County Clerk Jack Cunningham clarified that sex offenders are not allowed to be within 500 feet from a school at any time, including Election Day. Accuracy is important to the Kane County Chronicle, and we want to correct mistakes promptly. Please call errors to our attention by phone, 630-8455355; or email, editorial @kcchronicle.com

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Retirement seminar in Sugar Grove WHAT: The Sugar Grove Park District is offering a seminar on retirement planning. The seminar explains the basics of the most common retirement plans, and the investment opportunities and tax and other rules associated with those plans, with an emphasis on traditional and Roth IRAs. Sample documents will be discussed, and there will be plenty of time for questions. The presenters are Sugar Grove attorney Bill Durrenberger and Met Life financial planner Mark Durrenberger. Anyone interested in attending should call the park district at 630-466-7436, go to the park district’s website at www.sgparks.org, or visit the park district’s offices. WHEN: 7 to 8 p.m. March 26 WHERE: Sugar Grove Prairie Building, West of the park district’s office at 61 Main St. in Sugar Grove

Local author at Sugar Grove library WHAT: Local author Melanie Jane Nicolas will be at the Sugar Grove Public Library for a presentation and signing of her new book, “Raising Wealthy Kids.” The event starts with a complimentary continental breakfast at 10 a.m.,

and features Gayle Deja-Schultz, a candidate for Sugar Grove village trustee. The presentation begins at 10:30 a.m. Space is limited. WHEN: Saturday. Continental breakfast is at 10 a.m., Presentation is at 10:30 a.m. WHERE: Sugar Grove Public Library, Conference Room B of the library, at 125 S. Municipal Drive INFO: To register or for information, contact Deja-Schultz at 815-603-0541, info@GayleDeja-Schultz.com or www.GayleDeja-Schultz. com.

Robotics program at Batavia library WHAT: The Coyote Division of Fox Valley Robotics and Batavia Robotics will demonstrate some of its competition robots. The program is presented in recognition of Teen Tech Week. Registration is not required. WHEN: 1 p.m. Sunday WHERE: Batavia Public Library, 10 S. Batavia Ave

Audubon Society meets at Hickory Knolls WHAT: The Kane County Audubon Society will meet at Hickory Knolls Discovery Center.

“The Secret Life of Birds” will be presented by nature photographer Arlene Koziol. The meeting includes snacks and a nature-related raffle. WHEN: 7 p.m. Wednesday WHERE: Hickory Knolls Discovery Center, 3795 Campton Hills Road, St. Charles INFO: Call Bob Andrini at 630-584-8386.

Clothing sale at Elburn school WHAT: A clothing and toy resale event is set at Kaneland John Stewart Elementary School. Children and strollers are welcome. Payment by check and cash will be accepted. There is no admission fee. WHEN: 6 to 9 p.m. April 5 and 8 a.m. to noon April 6 WHERE: Kaneland John Stewart Elementary School, 817 Prairie Valley St., Elburn INFO: Those interested in selling items at the event should email kstclothingsale@gmail. com.

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Sugar Grove resident Bridgette Evola, 16, was working at the St. Patrick’s Day Turkey Dinner at St. Gall Catholic Church in Elburn when she answered eight questions for the Kane County Chronicle’s Al Lagattolla.

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SUGAR GROVE

Candidates weigh in on gambling By NICOLE WESKERNA nweskerna@shawmedia.com

Sean King – For the Kane County Chronicle

Candidates vying for seats wait Tuesday to introduce themselves to the audience at a candidate forum at the Sugar Grove Community House in Sugar Grove. “bottlenecks” as people head south, and it could be a safety issue to resolve traffic conditions. He said that would attract businesses because traffic easily would flow in and out of the village. Trustee candidates also answered questions about what they feel are the biggest issues in this race, how they feel about legalizing video gambling and how they would attract new businesses to the village. Many candidates acknowledged that video gaming is a hot topic, and most said they would follow voters’ decisions after they vote on an advisory referendum regarding the is-

sue in April. The board recently reversed its ban on video gaming and plans to revisit the issue after the advisory referendum. Trustee candidate Gale Deja-Schultz said her vote on video gambling would be based on the referendum. She said if it continues to go forward, she wants to look at video gambling on a case-by-case basis. “If people are real gamblers, they’re not going to the American Legion, they’re going to Aurora where I’d personally like to keep gambling,” she said. Candidate Sean Herron said he’s glad the matter is on the

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SUGAR GROVE – Candidates for Sugar Grove races had a chance to share their platforms, and some answered questions ranging from video gaming to government transparency at a candidate forum Tuesday. Dozens of candidates from almost every race turned out to share their positions with the public. Candidates for township supervisor, trustee and village president answered a few questions. Incumbent Sean Michels is facing challenger Kevin Geary, a village trustee, for village president. They were asked if they felt transparency has been an issue with the Village Board. Geary said he didn’t believe the village has been as open as it could be, adding he wants to see village meetings streamed online. “Not everyone has cable, but most of us have access to the Internet, or you could go to the library to view the live stream or archived meetings,” he said. Michels, on the other hand, touted the Village Board’s transparency. He said the village has started sending out email blasts, and it regularly works with local newspapers. He said meetings also allow for public comment periods at the beginning and end of each meeting, and he rattled off numerous organizations of which board members are a part. “There’s lots of involvement be people on the board,” he said. “The whole board is out in the community.” The two candidates also were asked about funding for the defunct Prairie Parkway. Michels said he has been working “non-stop” since he found out that project would not be funded and has been reaching out to different government entities in the state and county to reallocate funds toward the project. Geary said he supports using Prairie Parkway money to widen Route 47 or build an I-88 interchange. He said Route 47

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ballot, adding he has no stance because “it’s up to the people of Sugar Grove.” “I don’t have an agenda. I have no preconceived ideas of

what will or won’t work. If people say bring it, I will. It’s your call,” he said. Incumbent Robert Bohler said he did agree to go along with the advisory referendum because of the strong feelings the community has about the issue, adding he thinks video gambling evens the playing field for businesses. “I feel we need to be business friendly, and I hear time and time again that business isn’t friendly,” he said. Candidate Stephanie Landorf said it makes no difference to her if video gambling is legal, but given the number of people who spoke out the night of the vote, she would have reconsidered making a decision. “I wasn’t exactly thrilled that the board approved it before putting it out to a vote,” she said. “I’ll support whatever the residents voted for. They should decide.” Incumbent Rick Montalto said he changed his mind when the American Legion came forward and asked to legalize gaming so it could generate enough revenue to stay open.

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32/16 McHenry Statistics through 4 p.m. yesterday Belvidere 34/18 Temperatures Waukegan 34/18 32/17 High/low ....................................... 35°/27° Normal high ......................................... 45° Rockford Crystal Lake Deerfield Record high .............................. 72° (1990) Algonquin 34/18 35/23 34/20 34/18 Normal low .......................................... 28° Hampshire Record low ................................. 6° (1998) Schaumburg 33/18 Elgin 36/19 Peak wind .............................. W at 23 mph 34/18 DeKalb Precipitation 35/23 Tri-Cities Chicago 24 hours through 4 p.m. yest. ........... Trace 35/23 34/21 Month to date ................................... 1.96” Normal month to date ....................... 0.89” Oak Park Year to date ...................................... 7.41” 34/22 Aurora Normal year to date .......................... 4.29” Dixon 35/19

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Fox River Stages 0-50 Good; 51-100 Moderate; 101-150 Unhealthy for sensitive groups; 151-200 Unhealthy; 201-300 Very Unhealthy; 301-500 Hazardous Source: Illinois EPA

Weather History Runoff from winter snow followed by torrential rain led to massive flooding on the Susquehanna River in Pennsylvania and New York on this date in 1936.

Fld: flood stage. Prs: stage in feet at 7 a.m Tuesday. Chg: change in previous 24 hours. Station Fld Prs Chg Station Fld Prs Chg Montgomery........... 13..... 13.06...... -0.15 Algonquin................. 3....... 1.91..... +0.40 New Munster, WI .... 19..... 10.84..... +3.45 Burlington, WI ........ 11....... 9.91..... +1.48 Princeton .............. 9.5....... 4.98...... -0.01 Dayton ................... 12..... 14.02..... +1.89 Waukesha ................ 6....... 5.12..... +0.18 McHenry .................. 4....... 3.18..... +0.51

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ST. CHARLES

Mayoral candidates talk business at forum By ASHLEY RHODEBECK arhodebeck@shawmedia.com ST. CHARLES – Set against a red backdrop on the Arcada Theatre’s stage, the four St. Charles mayoral hopefuls Tuesday talked business at a forum sponsored by the St. Charles Chamber of Commerce. Legislative Committee Chair Susan Parker moderated the hourlong event, which used questions generated by chamber members. The candidates – John Rabchuk, Ray Rogina, Jotham Stein and Jake Wyatt – had different approaches to revitalizing the empty storefronts downtown. The answer, Rabchuk said, is a communitywide, comprehensive effort that would create an atmosphere attractive to businesses. Make St. Charles a cycling hub, offer free entertainment and, he said, turn the Fox River into a whitewater river. “Let’s use it to drive business,” he said of the natural resource. Lifting the restrictions im-

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Ray Rogina

Jotham Stein

Jake Wyatt

posed by the downtown overlay district would be a “solid first step” toward generating foot traffic, Rogina said, referencing a topic aldermen discussed Monday in committee. Arts and entertainment, as well as a college presence, also would boost downtown, he said. “An education component is a plus,” Rogina said. “Never forget that.” Stein said his solution applies citywide: Bring more businesses to the city. In addi-

tion to refocusing the Economic Development Department, he proposed creating a council for business that will foster dialogue between business and city leaders. He doesn’t want St. Charles to be the No. 1 city for families, he said. “We want to be the No. 1 city for business,” Stein said. Wyatt said the city must focus on retaining the existing businesses and filling the vacancies. He supports a quarterly forum that would seek input from business leaders and having a monthly festival to generate foot traffic. “This is not going to be an easy task,” Wyatt said of downtown revitalization. Aldermen have discussed creating a business district on the city’s east side to revitalize the area. Such districts can work, Rogina said, noting Yorktown in Lombard as an example. He would support a sales tax increase for an eastside business district only after a favorable public hearing and when there’s a plan in place. He said the benefits must outweigh the costs.

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Property tax bills expected to rise again in county as schools bump levies By JONATHAN BILYK

By the numbers

jbilyk@shawmedia.com

How much more are public schools costing you now compared to five years ago? Here are the approximate amounts of property taxes collected by local school districts in 2007 and 2012 from the owner of a home valued at $300,000 in each of the local school districts: St. Charles District 303: $5,017 in 2012; $4,051 in 2007 Geneva District 304: $5,733 in 2012; $4,663 in 2007 Batavia District 101: $5,783 in 2012; $4,699 in 2007 Kaneland District 302: $5,962 in 2012; $4,841 in 2007 West Aurora District 129: $5,160 in 2012; $4,125 in 2007

Source: Tax rates posted on website of Kane County Clerk Sandy Bressner – sbressner@shawmedia.com

Public schools make up a large portion of property tax bills. helped Kane County maintain a dubious distinction nationwide as one of the counties with the highest local tax burdens. According to the nonpartisan Tax Foundation, in 2010, Kane County ranked No. 30 among counties for the median property tax paid on homes; No. 32 in taxes paid as a percentage of home value; and No. 26 among counties in the category of property taxes paid as a percentage of median household income. The report indicated that in 2010, Kane County homeowners paid about $5,500 in property taxes to local governments, accounting for about 2.3 percent of their homes’ values and about 7 percent of their annual income. Such trends resulted in changes at units of local government: Elections brought in new officials or pressure from

voters built. Some cut costs. Some, such as Kane County and other cities, froze their tax levies. But cities and counties account for about 15 percent of a typical property tax bill, dwarfed by school districts, which claim about two-thirds of property taxes paid in Kane County. And those districts have increased their levies. According to data provided by the Kane County Clerk’s office, the Tri-Cities school districts – Geneva District 304, St. Charles District 303 and Batavia District 101 – and Kaneland District 302 have grown their levies by 12 to 17 percent, depending on the district, since 2007. And those increases in the school districts’ tax levies, coupled with declining prop-

erty values, have translated to big jumps in homeowners’ tax bills because tax rates in the districts increased even more sharply than the levies, rising by about 23 percent in the past five years. In fall, local school districts again increased their levies. For some – such as District 304, which opted for a 1.5 percent levy bump – the increase will be less than in past years and will be half of the increase the district was allowed under state tax cap law to claim this year. But Donna Oberg, District 304’s assistant superintendent for business, said the district is estimating the increase still would translate into a $150 bump in the tax bill for the owner of a $300,000 home. She said District 304 has controlled its operational spending

in recent years because teachers have agreed to a pay freeze. The district has applied those savings to debt generated in previous years, mitigating the need for larger levy increases. But Oberg said the district still must pay more for employee benefits this year because health insurance costs have continued to rise. District 101’s levy increase will cost taxpayers a bit more, edging bills higher by about $33 a home. But in District 303 and District 302, levy increases of more than 3 percent could shoot bills higher by hundreds of dollars this summer. Steve Spurling, president of the District 303 Board of Education, said the demands of debt service also have driven levy increases in his district.

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Later this spring, thousands of homeowners in Kane County will renew a time-honored – and, for most, dreaded – rite of the season: Opening their property tax bills. While county officials have yet to finish computing the bills, most local taxpayers should expect increases this year ranging from a few dozen dollars to several hundred dollars more, depending on where they live. And such increases should continue a yearslong trend of larger property tax payments for most living in the Tri-Cities and elsewhere. From 2007 to 2012, money collected in property taxes by Kane County on behalf of school districts, cities, park districts, fire protection districts and dozens of other local taxing bodies has increased about 24 percent, rising over those five years from $948 million to $1.17 billion, according to data provided by the Kane County Treasurer’s Office. In years before 2007, the property tax burden also increased in Kane County. But much of that increase was fueled by years of economic growth, allowing local governments to spread the burden over an increasing number of new property taxpayers whose property also was increasing in value. In recent years, that trend has reversed itself because the onset of the Great Recession produced years of declining housing values. Last year, the equalized assessed value of property within the county fell to about $12.8 billion. That represented a 19 percent decline in Kane County’s property value since 2008. And that decline in property value, coupled with a continued escalation in property tax levies overall, has resulted in larger tax bills for most residents of Kane County. In local townships, tax bills jumped about 20 to 27 percent, rising to as much as $8,700 on a $300,000 home. That rising burden has

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“I have a spotless record serving the public,” Fuller said. Childress said he believes his background in mechanics would be helpful when the district needs to purchase or repair fire and EMS vehicles and mechanical equipment. “I would like to bring an outside fresh opinion to the board of trustees and continue to work with the members and leadership staff toward a very positive and progressive department,” he said. If elected, Childress said he would pursue increasing the board from three to five trustees. He feels that the size of the fire district and the tax revenue that it collects warrants a

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ELBURN – Two candidates are vying for one four-year term trustee seat on the Elburn and Countryside fire protection district board in the April 9 election. James Childress believes his experience working for the city of Geneva as an Illinois EPA Public Drinking Water Supply Operator would be beneficial to the board. “Working for a municipality, I feel that I have a good understanding of certain policies and procedures for a government body so that I can add input to the board to assist in decision making,” Childress said. Stephen Fuller said his background speaks for itself. For nine years, he worked for the St. Charles Public Works Department, and for 38 years, he worked at the Aurora and St. Charles fire departments, rising through the ranks of firefighter/paramedic, lieutenant, captain, deputy chief of operations, assistant fire chief and fire marshal.

larger board. “Three trustees do not provide adequate representation for the district,” he said. Childress wants to see a fire station constructed in the northern part of the district to help reduce response times to that area. Fuller retired in 2009 and works for the Kane County Regional Office of Education, conducting health and life safety inspections in schools. He added that his knowledge of building and fire codes, fire ground operations, management of support services, budgeting and community development make him a strong candidate. He said he is proud of the financial decisions he’s made for the St. Charles Fire Department. “In 2007, when the housing market went south, we maintained good financial stability, and taxes weren’t raised,” Fuller said. “I guided the ship, and we weathered the storm.” If elected, Fuller said he will do everything he can to hold the line on any tax increase while keeping a close eye on the needs for future growth.

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ALEX N. MAKAROPLOS Born: Feb. 22, 1923; in Chicago Died: March 11, 2013; in St. Charles BATAVIA – Alex N. Makaroplos, 90, of Batavia and formerly of Chicago, died Monday, March 11, 2013, at Rosewood Care Center in St. Charles. Alex was born Feb. 22, 1923, in Chicago, the son of Nicholas and Bessie (nee. Genoplos) Makaroplos. He was united in marriage in 1965 to Chivas Overstreet in Chicago. He is survived by his wife, Chivas; two daughters, Cathy (Tom) Hall of Arizona and Mary Jo Makaroplos of Orland Park; four

grandchildren, Christopher and Jonathon of Arizona, and Nicholas and Josh of Orland Park; a dear friend, James (Lan) Brooks; two sisters-in-law, Jeana (Tony) Paulauskas and Amber Sullivan; and a brother-in-law, Dennis Overstreet. He was preceded in death by his parents; four sisters, Stella, Katherine, Helen and Irene; and a brother-in-law, Kirk Overstreet. The visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, March 15, at Moss Family Funeral Home 209 S. Batavia Ave. in Batavia. Private interment will take place. For information, call Moss Family Funeral Home at 630-8797900. Please sign the guest book at www.legacy.com/kcchronicle.

Board member: Increasing property taxes is difficult • TAXES Continued from page 7 Spurling, who has served on the school board since 2009, said increasing property taxes is among the most difficult things board members must do. “It’s not just raising taxes on my neighbors,” Spurling said. “It’s raising taxes on me, too. “Taxes in this state are criminal already, so anything we can do to lessen it, we’re trying. But unfortunately, that debt is there.” However, the increasing tax burden has begun to draw the attention and ire of taxpayers who say, in years past, they would have paid their tax bills without too much grumbling. Rich Phillips, a retired former government worker of Geneva, said his tax bill has increased almost every year since

he relocated to Geneva from Colorado Springs more than a decade ago. He said he believes the increasing tax bills are compelling people like him to move to places where the tax burden is lower. To date, Phillips said the desire to be near family is keeping him in Geneva. But he questioned why local governments – and school districts, in particular – have not yet actively considered policies to ensure that retirees and other “low-impact taxpayers” – those who contribute more in taxes than they cost in services – can afford to continue to stay in the region. “My taxes now are double what they were in Colorado,” Phillips said. “My house is smaller now, and I see no appreciable difference on the services I receive now, versus what I got in Colorado.”

Four seek 3 board seats By STEPHANIE KOHL

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editorial@kcchronicle.com KANEVILLE – Voters in the village will choose from four candidates for three spots on the Kaneville Village Board for the April 9 election. Incumbents Jon Behm and Nick Garifalis and newcomers Eric Kroehnert and Carl Hauser will face off. Behm said his experience with building and construction make him a good candidate. He has served as a trustee since his appointment in 2006. Kaneville incorporated in 2006 to prevent it from being annexed or absorbed into other villages. “I am a hands-on person,” he said. “I have a vested interest in the success of the village because I am raising my chil-

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dren here and also have a business within the village.” Kroehnert said when a trustee position became available, he was interested. “I felt the necessity to extend my experiences and training to the local community,” he said. “As a resident, I also share the need to maintain the unique, small, rural agriculture identity my fellow

residents envision, in keeping Kaneville as Kaneville.” Kroehnert added his diverse experience and formal education make him a good candidate for the job. His experiences range from military service to facilities planning/ management to business owner and more. Hauser said his interest in a position stems from his desire to be more involved with the community. “I’m just trying to put back toward the community what the community has done for me over the years,” he said. “A lot of it is, I care about what goes on in our community. ... I like Kaneville the way it is and I want to keep it that way as best we can.” Garifalis could not be reached for comment.

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and food industries, plastic closures and containers for the cosmetics industry, according to its website. The company will begin tapering off production in mid-April, and expects to close the plant no later than August, according to a news release from Portola Packaging. “After extensive analysis and careful thought, we came to the conclusion that closing this facility and upgrading production at our other two plants was the best decision

for our customers and company,” Portola president and CEO Kevin Kwilinski said in a news release. He said the company will be helping those employees with services so they can find a new job. He said 15 corporate employees in the Batavia plant will join the rest of the corporate employees in a new, larger corporate facility in Naperville. Portola Packaging is making a $12 million capital investment to its plants in Tennessee and Arizona.

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issue with an item that stated “area 1” must be completed first. Britz said ShoDeen officials told him they would not agree to that. ShoDeen President Dave Patzelt did Dave Anderson not attend the meeting. When reached Tuesday, Patzelt said that was accurate. Trustee Jeff Walter took that to mean Jeff Walter that ShoDeen wished to build apartments first. And Walter said he would not support that.

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GENEVA – Kane County Board Chairman Chris Lauzen seeks resumes from qualified individuals who would like to serve as Kane County's representative on the Regional Transportation Authority Board of Directors. Resumes should be submitted to his office no later than noon, March 22 at 719 S. Batavia Ave., Geneva, IL 60134, or via email to clauzen@kane coboard.org.

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meeting, Becky Higgins will present the program “Using Evernote.” This is a computer interest program. The public is invited. Visit the Elgin Genealogical Society website at www. elginroots.com for information on the society and programs. – Staff reports

ELBURN – There was debate Monday over a paragraph in the plans for the Elburn Station development, and it appeared the issue could push back the vote on the annexation agreement that was to take place at next week’s Village Board meeting. Village leaders also seemed likely to delay a vote to adopt the 2013 comprehensive plan because trustees said there were too many unanswered questions on the topic. The board looks to vote next week on allowing video gambling in the village, although Trustee Ken Anderson fought against putting the issue on the consent agenda.

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Steel Beam Children’s Theatre to presents musical ST. CHARLES – Steel Beam Children’s Theatre, 111 W. Main St. in downtown St. Charles, presents “The Tale of Peter Rabbit and Benjamin Bunny,” a musical that opens, March 23 with performances at 10:30 a.m., 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. Additional shows are 1 and 3 p.m. March 24, 7 p.m. March 29 and 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. March 30. Tickets for the children’s theater are $15 for adults and $10 for children. Make reservations online at www.SteelBeam Theatre.com or by phone

ELGIN – The Elgin Genealogical Society will meet at 7 p.m. March 21 in the first-floor meeting room of the Gail Borden Library, 270 N. Grove Ave., Elgin. After the business

“My feeling is he’s going to come in and put in apartments right away … and I don’t want to see that,” Walter said. “That’s not the kind of development I’m looking for.” Board members proposed changing the statement to clarify that the construction of improvements in “area 1” must be completed first, but they were not optimistic that ShoDeen would support that. No homes would be built until the completion of a project to extend Anderson Road and build a bridge that would provide a crossing of the train tracks. The project includes more than $21.7 million in fed-

eral, state and local funding. A possible delay in the plans worried board member Jerry Schmidt, who has fought to move the project along, saying he fears that any further delays might put the funding in jeopardy. “We need this development,” Schmidt said. On the comprehensive plan, board members said they had too many questions to vote on the issue next week. Elder suggested that officials with Images Inc., which put together the plan, be contacted and asked to come back at a future Committee of the Whole meeting.

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Heading into Monday’s Committee of the Whole meeting, village leaders appeared poised to vote on all three issues at next week’s meeting. Village President Dave Anderson previously set Monday for the vote on the long-debated plan for Elburn Station, which would bring 2,215 new homes to the village over 20 years. Dave Anderson and board member Ethan Hastert were not at Monday’s Committee of the Whole meeting. But Doug Elder, who has been serving as village administrator as Erin Willrett has been out on maternity leave, brought a paragraph in the Elburn Station agreement to the attention of the board. Village attorney Bob Britz said that the developer, Geneva-based ShoDeen, had an

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Important steps in labeling genetically modified foods BLOOMBERG NEWS Is a truce in the long war over genetically modified food in the works? Not entirely. But news reports that U.S. food producers and retailers may finally be willing to label such foods suggest the industry is preparing to take an important step forward. Last week, Whole Foods Market Inc. became the first major grocery chain to say it will require labeling of all foods on its store shelves containing genetically modified organisms. The mandate will come into full effect in five years. The pervasiveness of genetic modification is a well-kept secret. Ingredients in as much as 75 percent of packaged food have had their DNA altered to resist pests, tolerate excessive heat or grow with less water. For two decades, seed companies, agricultural product makers and food processors successfully rebuffed calls for labeling. Last year, in a campaign filled with exaggerations and half-truths, food companies spent more than $40 million to defeat a California ballot initiative that required GM labeling. The battle is far from over, however. After their loss in California, label advocates pressed ahead with similar drives in almost two dozen states. Amid boycott threats, negative publicity and the prospect of waging expensive campaigns across the country, food companies seem to be ready to concede the point; the public-relations cost of opposing basic disclosure has grown too high. The Food and Drug Administration could have spared everyone the trouble. Instead, the FDA concluded more than a decade ago that GM foods are indistinguishable from unaltered foods, and that labeling was therefore unnecessary. The policy is out of synch with those in other industrialized nations, including the European Union and Japan. Even China and Brazil have tighter

requirements. More information in the hands of consumers isn’t a bad thing. Quite the opposite. Polls consistently show a large percentage of Americans favor GM labeling. In 2007, candidate Barack Obama backed labeling, although as president he has failed to follow through. While GM labeling is the right destination, some in the pro-labeling camp have made the journey unnecessarily difficult, in part by spewing alarmist epithets such as “Frankenfood.” It’s not unusual to hear an assortment of ills ascribed to GM foods, from obesity and cancer to infertility and genetic defects. The claims, including an oft-cited, but flawed, French study of rats that developed tumors after consuming GM corn, aren’t supported by scientific research. Such attacks obscure the virtues of GM crops. Engineered to thrive in extreme weather, they can improve food security. Legitimate questions remain. Do pests develop resistance to GM crops, requiring farmers to apply even more toxic chemicals to keep them in check? What happens when GM crops crossbreed with non-GM crops? These issues deserve thorough investigation. Meanwhile, we support a truce. In exchange for proper GM labeling by food producers and retailers, opponents of GM food sources should observe a moratorium on scientifically dubious claims and other forms of scaremongering. This shouldn’t be too hard. In January, Mark Lynas, a British environmentalist and leader of the European opposition to GM foods, apologized for his role in whipping up hysteria and organizing vandalism raids on farms conducting trials of GM crops. With GM labeling, consumers will be better-informed about their food. With a lid on opponents’ scare tactics, they will be better-informed about the science, as well.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Batavia projects are concerning To the Editor: What is the City Council of Batavia trying to do downtown other than destroy it? The council approved giving monetary grants to several businesses to help fill some vacant storefronts, yet it is still debating the relocation of the most important business in downtown, Walgreens. Now the City Council has recently announced another streetscape project starting in June. It appears that none of the downtown businesses were informed as to the scope that will disrupt not only downtown but the entire city. What the streetscape envisions will add maybe five – no, make that six – bump outs. Bump outs only reduce the width and the amount of available vehicle parking on Wilson Street. River Street was the first streetscape project. Review the bump outs and lack of street parking. How many Wilson Street parking places will have to be removed to accommodate the bump outs? The streetscape work will increase the

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Kathy Gresey

Al Lagattolla Kate Schott

width of the sidewalks so Batavia becomes pedestrian friendly. When was the last time anyone noticed a walker purchasing a television or a bicycle? Pedestrians only visit the services available, like financial institutions, beauty salons and restaurants. Overall these services do not generate a large amount of sales tax for Batavia. After the streetscape is completed what will downtown Batavia have other than bump outs and less parking? But there will be wider sidewalks for the pedestrians when crossing Wilson Street over the brick pavers. Illinois is broke, but the Illinois Transportation Enhancement Program, a federally funded competitive grant program, is funding $1.5 million of the estimated total cost of $3.5 million for the streetscape project. This is suppose to promote alternative transportation, bike and pedestrian travel, plus beautification. But, in the long term, will it also ruin downtown Batavia? Jack McCabe Batavia

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IHSA CLASS 3A NIU SUPERSECTIONAL: BARTONVILLE LIMESTONE 55, ST. FRANCIS 50

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Ball-handling struggles costly for Spartans in fourth quarter By JAY SCHWAB jschwab@shawmedia.com DeKALB – The St. Francis boys basketball team entered the fourth quarter of Tuesday’s IHSA Class 3A NIU Supersectional plus-five in the turnover battle with Bartonville Limestone, and nursing a small lead. But St. Francis committed six turnovers in the fourth quarter while Limestone handled the ball flawlessly, so it’s no coincidence that the game’s bottom-line statistic – the scoreboard – also went south on the Spartans. Limestone’s ability to frazzle St. Francis in crunch time allowed the Rockets to prevail, 55-50, and advance to the 3A state semifinals this weekend in Peoria. “They definitely picked up the intensity on defense,” St. Francis senior Andrew Kimball said. “We just made some bad decisions. We weren’t thinking. We lost our composure, and when one or two happens, then you start overthinking, and then four and five come, and that can’t happen if you want to win.” The Spartans took fourpoint leads four different times in the second half, including at 36-32 advantage on a Kevin McShea layup early in the fourth quarter. But the Rockets (24-9) scored the game’s next 10 points in a crucial stretch capped by a Lorenzo Burns free throw to make it 42-36 with 4:24 left in the game. The Spartans were reeling, but guard Jason Pisarski canned a top-of-the-key 3-pointer to slice the deficit in half, senior Matt Bonner scored inside and fellow senior Tim Zettinger made two free throws to put the Spartans up, 43-42, with 2:30 to go. St. Francis took its final lead

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St. Francis’ Andrew Kimball races up the court during Tuesday’s IHSA class 3A super-sectional against Limestone at Northern Illinois University. The Spartans lost 55-50.

A Spartan fan reacts to a no call with about a minute to play. at the 1:53 mark when Bonner ducked in for a baseline layup to make it 45-44 Spartans, but Limestone’s Hank Mathews drilled a 3-pointer to give his team a 47-45 edge with 1:40 left, putting Limestone on top for good. The Spartans’ fourth quarter turnover woes then returned when Zettinger lost the ball on a drive, and the Rockets were in strong position from there against a St. Francis squad that, for the second straight year, made an unexpectedly deep postseason

push. Last year’s Spartans advanced to a sectional final, and coach Bob Ward’s team went one step further this time. “We always come out with the mindset hat we can beat anybody – tonight, we just didn’t have it,” Zettinger said. “Last year, we went out and beat some Chicago teams, this year we came out and beat some good teams out west. … Tonight, we played a good game, but we came up short.” Pisarski led St. Francis with 13 points, including a banked-in 3-pointer that gave

the Spartans life, down 50-48, with about 20 seconds to go. But Limestone’s Mathews, the son of coach Eddie Mathews, converted four straight free throws to keep the Rockets in command, and the Spartans ended their season with a 22-8 record. Mathews led Limestone with 17 points. “Obviously he’s a very good free-throw shooter but sometimes you don’t have the opportunity to foul the right guy,” Ward said. “The ball certainly goes in his hands late.” Kimball, who drained six 3-pointers and scored 21 points in Friday’s sectional final win against Rockford Lutheran, was limited to five 3-point attempts against Limestone, making two of them. With the springy, 6-foot-3 David Anderson blocking five shots for the Rockets, Limestone could afford to focus on perimeter defense. “We know [Kimball] is a great shooter … he was a deadred, knockdown shooter, so we stayed home,” coach Mathews said. “We stayed home. We asked our guards to contain and play one-on-one and see if they could make plays on us. It just helps when Anderson’s above the rim. His timing is uncanny.” St. Francis was in a 14-6 hole after the first quarter but played its best basketball of the night over the first two minutes of the second quarter, coming all the way back to knot the score at 14. Limestone led, 20-18, at halftime. Bonner had 10 points while junior forward Kilian Brown scored six points to go with six rebounds off the bench for the Spartans, who started five seniors. With such a veteran team, it’s no surprise emotions were high after the loss. Ward called his senior class “the best.” “These are not tears of regret,” Ward said. “Sometimes in the locker room at the end of the year, kids regret, hey I could have done this, or whatever. These are just tears, you know what, something special kind of came to an end.”

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St. Francis • Senior • Boys Basketball Why Kimball was selected: Kimball scored 21 points in Friday’s 3A Freeport Sectional title game against Rockford Lutheran

How much did you enjoy this ride? It was a blast. I love this team, every single one of us. No one thought we’d be here, that’s what makes it sweeter. It was just great playing with these guys. The whole community and the school

was with us. It was just great. Do you think these teams the past couple years really raised the profile of boys basketball at St. Francis? Most definitely. Back to back regionals and a sectional, not many teams do that, especially for a small school like us. Hopefully, we can get more kids coming here and keep the tradition alive.

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Geneva product D’Amico part of national title team POINT LOOKOUT, Mo. – Geneva alumnus Jeremy D’Amico helped the Cardinal Stritch men’s basketball team defeat William Penn, 73-59, on Tuesday to win the NAIA Division II national championship Tuesday. D’Amico scored 12 points for the Wolves (35-3), who had four players in double figures, led by Darren Moore (21). D’Amico’s night included a 2-for-5 effort from the 3-point line, as well as two steals.

Second-seeded Cardinal Stritch outscored William Penn, 34-23, in the second half to roll in its first championship game appearance. D’Amico added five rebounds and two steals. He entered the game averaging 8.8 points, the fourth-best total on the team.

North boys water polo rallies for win ST. CHARLES – John Pretet scored four goals – including the game-winner with 3:03 left – to lift the St. Charles North boys water polo team to a 10-9

victory against Waubonsie Valley. North (3-2) trailed, 5-2, at halftime.

North girls water polo rolls AURORA – The St. Charles North girls water polo team improved to 4-1 with a 12-2 rout of Waubonsie Valley. Sarah Stern scored four goals for the North Stars, while Stern and Kelsey Theile both contributed five assists. – Staff reports

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St. Francis senior Andrew Kimball was a key part of the winningest stretch in St. Francis boys basketball history. Kimball, a Geneva resident, was a role player on last year’s team that advanced to a sectional final, and emerged as the leading scorer on this year’s team that advanced to the 3A NIU Supersectional before falling to Limestone on Tuesday, 55-50. Kimball, who scored 21 points against Rockford Lutheran and canned a couple 3-pointers in the Limestone game, is the St. Charles Bank & Trust-Kane County Athlete of the Week. He spoke with Chronicle sports editor Jay Schwab after the Limestone loss. The following is an edited transcript:

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GIRLS SOCCER: FREMD 1, ST. CHARLES EAST 0

Slow start for Saints KEVIN DRULEY kdruley@shawmedia.com PALATINE – Like most girls soccer teams, St. Charles East optimistically lists the Class 3A state tournament at North Central College at the end of its schedule online. The Saints would boast a formidable full-circle story should they still be playing June 1. East navigated blowing snow early and trudged through slick, glistening artificial turf throughout Tuesday’s season-opening, 1-0 loss at Fremd. While the Saints created more chances than the Vikings and had a goal disallowed, they’re still liable to enjoy the recollection of this novel match down the road. “It was a good experience,” East junior forward Shannon Rasmussen said. “We played well, kept the ball, played possession. I mean, we’ve all played in different conditions since we play all yearround. It’s Illinois, but it was cool. Definitely never this much snow.” Fremd senior midfielder Michelle Mottonen provided the lone goal when she

streaked down the left flank and snuck a shot past East keeper Kendra Sheehan with 15:50 to play. The tally came about seven minutes after referees disallowed an apparent East goal, ruling the Saints had kicked the ball after sprawling Fremd keeper Christine Piasecki controlled a Rasmussen corner kick. “I was thinking I’m probably not going to get another opportunity as open as this, so I’ve got to finish it,” Mottonen said. “I just tried to put it as accurately as I could.” Piasecki survived an early surge of Saints chances that saw senior Amanda Hilton and junior Anna Corirosi provide plenty of first-half pressure from the midfield. Given East’s attacking edge against a top opponent and overall lack of outdoor training time since spring practices started, Saints coach Paul Jennison bemoaned little but the final score. “We kept connecting passes. We were all working hard. Getting behind the ball, winning 50-50s,” Rasmussen said. “We just couldn’t finish.”

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PREP ZONE Jay Schwab Scholl, who committed in January to play college volleyball at Kishwaukee College, is spending the final months of her Kaneland years doing all she can to make sure other Kaneland students receive the caliber of support that Curran did. Two of the Kaneville resident’s class periods are spent working with special needs students, including a P.E. leadership class that she was supposed to take for one semester, but was asked to continue for the entire year because she was such a great fit. She also regularly eats lunch with the students. “They’re all my best friends,” Scholl said. “You see them in the hallway and they’re always saying ‘Hey,’ they’re like the happiest people ever. You see them, and it’s just awesome. It just makes your day awesome.” Kishwaukee women’s volleyball coach Stephanie Gooden – a former boys vol-

leyball coach at St. Charles East – called Scholl a “role model” in addition to praising the versatile hitter’s volleyball skills. Scholl plans to extend her community service efforts beyond the Kaneland campus. She recently took part in a Polar Plunge event with her father in Joliet to help raise money for Special Olympics. She said she likely will go into physical therapy with an emphasis on working with the disabled. At Kishwaukee, Scholl will reunite with former Kaneland teammate Grace Fabrizius, who will be a sophomore for the Kougars next season. Scholl said the presence of Fabrizius at the Malta school helped her select Kishwaukee over a few four-year, in-state options. “She wasn’t sure if she want to play college volleyball and then at end of year her senior year she decided to go to Kish,” Scholl said. “I went and watched her so I knew who the girls were, who the team was, so it was always in the back of my mind. I was always thinking about that school.”

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Scholl is enthused about living at University Plaza on the NIU campus. “I get all the benefits of begin an NIU student, but I go to Kish, and it’s like a five minute drive, and there’s a bus that takes me

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ackenzie Curran was Lyndi Scholl’s big sister in the Kaneland volleyball program’s big sister/little sister mentoring program. In March 2010, Curran suffered an arteriovenous malformation in her brain, and her life was turned on its ear. She needed extensive therapy to rebuild many of the cognitive functions that once came naturally, and she had plenty of helping hands along her road to recovery. Scholl observed the popular Curran’s challenging recovery closely, and the idea of assisting Lyndi Scholl students with special needs began to carry appeal. Now a Kaneland senior, Scholl is making her mark uplifting many of Kaneland’s special needs students with daily acts of kindness. “I knew it was going to be an impact but I didn’t think it was going to be life-changing, but it definitely has changed my life in a big, big way,” Scholl said.

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GateHouse News Service We’ve weathered the worst of winter. March is here and for many, that means it’s time to step on the scale and see what damage the winter has wrought. Next step, diet. There are a lot of ways to go about it, some perhaps wiser than others. One way is to choose an eating plan that has the potential for weight loss, and at the same time it sets you up with a healthy eating plan you can rely on for life. “The Longevity Kitchen” by Rebecca Katz and Mat Edelson offers up the “Super Sixteen.” These 16 antioxidant “power foods,” rich in omega-3, are at the core of this eating plan aimed at, of course, a longer and healthier life. The super foods are: asparagus, avocado, basil and mint, blueberries, coffee, dark chocolate, garlic, green tea, kale, olive oil, pomegranates, sweet potatoes, thyme, walnuts, wild salmon and yogurt. Food nurtures, delights and heals, writes Katz, in her likable, upbeat approach to healthier eating. Her book is one part nutritional primer and five parts cookbook. Each of the 125 recipes, many illustrated with luscious photography, comes with its own mini-introduction and additional nutritional information. Katz writes that we’ve finally reached a point in the emerging field of nutrition where there’s reliable information available. Since 2000, there have been 100,000 nutritional studies completed. In many ways, Grandma’s advice has been corroborated. Eat

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lamb chops, herby turkey sliders, hot and sour sesame soba noodles, Tuscan beans and greens – it’s hard to think of any of this as medicine. She writes that there is a “delectable connection between outstanding flavors, power-packed nutrition, and longevity.” No recipe escapes her FASS taste test. The FASS formula – the ratio of fat to acid to salt to sweet – is different for each recipe, but Katz says we innately expect a particular balance of these tastes in each of our foods. She uses Grade B maple syrup, olive oil, lemon juice and sea salt, along with a vast num-

ber of herbs and spices to arrive at the robust flavors in her recipes. Ingredients for a lime vinaigrette with toasted cumin seeds, for example, includes lime and lemon juice, lemon zest, sea salt, cayenne, toasted cumin seeds, maple syrup and olive oil. An Indonesian drizzle, good for chicken or fish, contains cilantro, mint, parsley, lemongrass, ginger, lime juice, fish sauce, olive oil, maple syrup, sea salt and cayenne. Katz, with medical writer Mat Edelson, talks about our organs, what they require to operate efficiently, and what foods best support the 100 trillion cells supporting our 10 major organ systems. She explains the links between type 2 diabetes and Alzheimer’s, for example, and looks at how food can help set us up for a healthier future. Each body, she says, assimilates food and nutrients slightly differently. Some people assimilate vitamin C more efficiently with broccoli than bell pepper, for example, thereby proving the value of variety. She presents a “Culinary Pharmacy,” a comprehensive listing of foods and their attributes. When you eat almonds, make sure you eat the skin since half the antioxidants are in the skin. “Apples are their own little medicine chest.” Absent here are the highly processed foods like white bread and white rice that pique appetites and wreak havoc with sugars and metabolism. Each recipe features nutritional information, storage tips and prep times.


DEAR ABBY Jeanne Phillips your own. What your husband wants at this point is far less important than what YOU want. And why you would want to continue in a marriage to an abusive philanderer is something only you can answer. Dear Abby: I am a gay man who has been single for seven years. I met this guy, “Mark,” about 10 months ago and we hit it off immediately. We have almost everything in common except that I’m a Democrat and he’s a Republican. We both know how we feel about our political differences and decided to continue dating anyway. My problem concerns my other gay friends, mostly Democrats, who don’t like Mark because he’s a Republican. I have tried explaining to them that we overlook our differences and concentrate on the many things we have in common, and they should try to do the same. But they no longer invite me to gatherings and their phone

calls have ceased. I feel hurt and rejected by my closest friends, some of whom I have known my whole life. Is it wrong to continue my relationship with my boyfriend at the expense of my friends? – Politically Incorrect

Dear Politically Incorrect: Twenty-twelve was a particularly heated election year, with important issues at stake and negative campaigning bringing out the worst in many people. Now that the election has been decided, one would hope that inflamed emotions will settle down. I know several couples who have strong and happy “mixed” marriages in which the spouses do not always agree politically. It is a shame that you would be required to choose between the man you care for and your longtime friends. I see nothing wrong with continuing your relationship with Mark; however, I think it may be time for you to expand your circle of friends. • Write Dear Abby at www. dearabby.com.

Eating the right foods is one way to lower cholesterol Dear Doctor K: I know lots of foods raise cholesterol levels. But are there any foods that lower cholesterol? Dear Reader: Indeed there are. But before talking about them, it’s worth saying a few words about foods that raise your cholesterol. Except for a very few people who inherit genes that cause them to have high cholesterol, most of us who have had a “cholesterol problem” (which includes me) do it to ourselves by the foods we eat. Foods with lots of cholesterol raise our blood cholesterol levels. But foods with lots of saturated fats and trans fats (the “bad fats”) are even worse. They cause your liver to make lots of cholesterol. Foods rich in saturated fats include whole milk, butter, cheese, ice cream, red meat and coconut products. Foods rich in trans fats include hard margarines, partially hydrogenated vegetable oils, many deep-fried fast foods and most commercial baked goods. These are the foods you want to eat less of, to avoid raising your cholesterol. What about foods to eat more of, to lower your cholesterol? Some cholesterol-lowering foods have a lot of soluble fiber, which sticks to cholesterol in

ASK DOCTOR K Anthony L. Komaroff the gut. When that happens, the cholesterol is not easily digested, so it passes out of your body in a bowel movement instead of entering your blood. The same thing happens with foods rich in plant sterols and stanols. Other cholesterol-lowering foods are rich in the “good fats” (monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats) that directly lower LDL (bad) cholesterol. Here are five foods you can start with to get your cholesterol-busting under way: • Oats. Choose oatmeal or a cold oat-based cereal such as Cheerios for breakfast. It gives you 1 to 2 grams of soluble fiber. Add a banana or some strawberries for another half-gram. • Beans. Beans are especially rich in soluble fiber. They also take a while for the body to digest, meaning you feel full longer after a meal. With so many choices – from navy and kidney beans to lentils, garbanzos, black-eyed peas and beyond – and so many ways to prepare them, beans are a very

versatile food. • Nuts. Eating almonds, walnuts, peanuts and other nuts is good for the heart. Eating 2 ounces of nuts a day can slightly lower LDL. And nuts have additional nutrients that protect the heart in other ways. • Foods fortified with sterols and stanols. Companies are adding sterols and stanols to foods ranging from granola bars to orange juice and chocolate. They’re also available as supplements. • Fatty fish. Eating fish two or three times a week can lower LDL in two ways: by replacing meat, which has LDL-boosting saturated fats, and by delivering LDL-lowering omega-3 fats. Omega-3s also reduce triglycerides, a type of fat in the bloodstream. If you’re buying packaged food at the market, check the Nutrition Facts label to see how much of each kind of good fat and bad fat, and how much fiber, are present. It’s much easier to eat healthy today.

• Dr. Komaroff is a physician and professor at Harvard Medical School. Visit www.AskDoctorK. com to send questions and get additional information.

Dr. Wallace: I have been reading your column for a long time, and I have noticed that many teens resent their grandparents when they are old and come to live with their family. Some of the teens complain about how “nosey” their grandmother is and how their grandfather always wants to watch sports on TV, and some complain that their grandparents embarrass them in front of their friends. Not long ago, my grandmother came to live at our house. She was in a wheelchair and always wanted to be in the family room where everybody else was because she didn’t want to miss anything. This was OK with me, but when my friends or a date came over, she always wanted to talk to them and ask a lot of questions. After a while, I became annoyed and wished she would move into a retirement home. Then one day she got sick and had to go to the hospital. I thought she would just be gone for a week or so and looked forward to a few days without her. However, when she suddenly had a heart attack and died, I was shocked and saddened. After a couple of weeks, I found I really missed her. I realized that I had not considered her feelings. She probably felt like an intruder, and she was trapped in her wheelchair in poor health, a lonely widow dependent on our family for everything. So, I’d like to tell teens that they should take the time to get to know their grandparents who come to live in their home when they are old. I’m really sorry that I didn’t do more for my own grandmother, but now it’s too late to tell her I loved her. – Nameless, Seattle, Wash.

’TWEEN 12 & 20 Robert Wallace Dear Nameless: Thanks for sharing your experience with our teen readers. Most grandparents are very observant and wise. Even though you and your grandmother had your disagreements, deep down she knew you loved her, and she loved you. Dr. Wallace: A girl recently moved into our neighborhood and started attending our school. She invited a few of us girls to a slumber party next week to get acquainted. My best friend and I were both invited, and I was looking forward to going and to have the new girl as a friend because she seemed to be very nice. My friend Jan called me last night and told me she wasn’t going to the party. When I asked her why, she said that she heard that the new girl was involved in sex and drugs at her old school and had a bad reputation. I don’t know what to do because I’m not that kind of girl, and I sure don’t want to ruin my reputation by going to her party. What do you think I should do? – Nameless, Tulsa, Okla.

Dear Nameless: Rumors have a way of being both vicious and unfair. Sometimes they are motivated by jealousy. I think you should plan on attending the party. It will be a good way for you to make up your own mind about the new girl. If for some reason you don’t feel comfortable with what is going on at the party, you can simply call your parents and have them take you home. • E-mail Dr. Robert at rwallace@galesburg.net.

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Dear Abby: I have been married 30 years and have raised four children to adulthood. I recently found out my husband has been having an affair with a prostitute from a strip club. He paid all her living expenses and promised to marry her. She was 26 when it started; he is 56. He told her his wife had run away with another man and that he was divorced. When I confronted him, he lied, lied, lied. He wants to continue living together and pretend nothing happened. He went to counseling and quit. He says he wants to make up for his mistake with me, but all the while he was having unprotected sex. I doubt he’ll ever stop lying to me because he always has. During this long affair, he was brazen, arrogant and abusive to me. Now he wants to be attentive, but he makes me sick. What do I do? – Can’t Trust Him In New Jersey Dear Can’t Trust Him: Only you can decide that, but in order to do it rationally, without anger or vengefulness, I’m advising you to make up your mind AFTER some sessions with a psychologist on

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PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE SIXTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT KANE COUNTY, ILLINOIS IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF: JEFFREY W. BAURER Address: 617 Logan Ave., Geneva, IL 60134 Date and Place of Death: November 27, 2012, Joliet, IL Case No. 13 P 100 PUBLICATION NOTICE INDEPENDENT ADMINISTRATION

TO CREDITORS, CLAIMANTS, UNKNOWN HEIRS AND LEGATEES 1. Notice is hereby given of the death of Jeffrey W. Baurer who died on November 27, 2012, a resident of Geneva, Illinois. 2. The Representative for the estate is: Margaret J. Baurer. 3. The Attorney for the estate is: John J. Hoscheit / Hoscheit, McGuirk, McCracken & Cuscaden, P.C., 1001 E. Main Street, Suite G, St. Charles, Illinois 60174. 4. Claims against the estate may be filed on or before August 27, 2013. Claims against the estate may be filed with the Clerk of the Circuit Court, P.O. Box 112, Geneva, IL 60134-112, with the Representative or both. Any claim not filed within that period is barred. Copies of a claim filed with the Clerk must be mailed or delivered to the Representative and to the attorney within 10 days after it has been filed. 5. On February 22, 2013, an Order Admitting the Will to Probate was entered. 6. Within forty-two (42) days after the effective date of the original Order Admitting the Will to Probate, you may file a petition with the Court to require proof of the validity of the Will by testimony or witnesses to the Will in open Court, or other evidence, as provided in Article VI 5/6-21 (755 ILCS 5/6/21). 7. Within six (6) months after the effective date of the original Order Admit-ting the Will to Probate, you may file a petition with the Court to contest the validity of the Will as provided under Article VIII 5/8-1 of the Probate Act (755 ILCS 5/8-1). 8. The estate will be administered without Court supervision unless an interested party terminates independent supervision administration by filing a petition to terminate under Article XXVIII 5/28-4 of the Probate Act (755 ILCS 5/28-4).

g was entered. 6. Within forty-two (42) days after the effective date of the original Order Admitting the Will to Probate, you may file a petition with the Court to require proof of the validity of the Will by testimony or witnesses to the Will in open Court, or other evidence, as provided in Article VI 5/6-21 (755 ILCS 5/6/21). 7. Within six (6) months after the effective date of the original Order Admit-ting the Will to Probate, you may file a petition with the Court to contest the validity of the Will as provided under Article VIII 5/8-1 of the Probate Act (755 ILCS 5/8-1). 8. The estate will be administered without Court supervision unless an interested party terminates independent supervision administration by filing a petition to terminate under Article XXVIII 5/28-4 of the Probate Act (755 ILCS 5/284). /s/ Raymond R Geimer Attorney (Published in the Kane County Chronicle, February 27, March 6 & 13, 2013.)

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PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE SIXTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT KANE COUNTY, ILLINOIS IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF: STEWART C. CROCKETT Address: 53 N. Jane Drive, Elgin, Illinois 60123 Date of Death: January 23, 2013

Case No. 13 P 92 /s/ John J. Hoscheit PUBLICATION NOTICE Executor's Attorney INDEPENDENT ADMINISTRATION TO CREDITORS, CLAIMANTS (Published in the Kane County UNKNOWN HEIRS AND LEGATEES Chronicle, February 27, March 6 & 1. Notice is hereby given of the 13, 2013.) death of Stewart C. Crockett who died on January 23, 2013 a resident of Elgin, Illinois. PUBLIC NOTICE 2. The Representative for the estate is: Rebecca N. Crockett, 445 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE South Street, Elgin, Illinois 60123. SIXTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT 3. The attorney for the estate is: KANE COUNTY, ILLINOIS Ted A. Meyers / Meyers & Flowers, LLC, 3 N. Second Street, Suite 300, In the Matter of the Estate: St. Charles, Illinois 60174. LYDIA ANN ANDERSON FKA 4. Claims against the estate may BRYANT be filed on or before September 15, 726 West Highland Ave, Elgin, IL 2013. Claims against the estate 60123 may be filed with the Clerk of the Date and Place of Death: Novem- Circuit Court, P.O. Box 112, Geneber 8, 2012, Elgin, Illinois va, IL 60134-112, with the Representative or both. Any claim not Case No. 13 P 49 filed within that period is barred. PUBLICATION NOTICE Copies of a claim filed with the INDEPENDENT ADMINISTRATION Clerk must be mailed or delivered to the Representative and to the atTO CREDITORS, CLAIMANTS, UNKNOWN HEIRS & LEGATEES torney within 10 days after it has 1. Notice is hereby given of the been filed. death of Lydia Ann Anderson fka 5. On February 20, 2013, an Byrant who died on November 8, Order Admitting the Will to Probate 2012 a resident of Elgin, Kane was entered. County, Illinois. 6. Within 42 days after the effec2. The Representative for the es- tive date of the original Order Adtate is: Susan Hovell, N20279 mitting the Will to Probate, you Hovell Lane, Galesville, WI 54630. may file a petition with the Court to 3. The Attorney for the estate is: require proof of the validity of the James M Kiss, LTD, PC, 96 N Will as provided under section 6Kennedy Dr, Carpentersville, IL 21 of the Probate Act (IL Rev. Stat. Ch. 110 1/2, Par. 6-21). 60110. 4. Claims against the estate may 7. Within 6 months after the efbe filed on or before August 27, fective date of the original Order 2013. Claims against the estate Admitting the Will to Probate, you may be filed with the Clerk of the may file a petition with the Court to Circuit Court, P.O. Box 112, Gene- contest the validity of the Will as va, IL 60134-112, with the Repre- provided under Section 8-1 of the sentative or both. Any claim not Probate Act (IL Rev. Stat. Ch. 110 filed within that period is barred. 1/2, Par. 8-1). Copies of a claim filed with the 8. The estate will be administratClerk must be mailed or delivered ed without Court supervision unless to the Representative and to the at- an interested party terminates indetorney within 10 days after it has pendent supervision administration by filing a petition to terminate unbeen filed. 5. On February 21, 2013 an Or- der Article XXVIII 5/28-4 of the Proder Admitting the Will to Probate bate Act (755 ILCS 5/28-4).

). lidity /s/ Ted A. Meyers provided under Section 8-1 of the Attorney for Executor Probate Act (IL Rev. Stat. Ch. 110 1/2, Par. 8-1). (Published in the Kane County 8. The estate will be administratChronicle, March 13, 20 & 27, ed without Court supervision unless 2013.) an interested party terminates independent supervision administration by filing a petition to terminate unPUBLIC NOTICE der Article XXVIII 5/28-4 of the Probate Act (755 ILCS 5/28-4). IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE /s/ Ted A. Meyers SIXTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT Attorney for Executor KANE COUNTY, ILLINOIS (Published in the Kane County IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE Chronicle, March 13, 20 & 27, OF: PAUL F. KUDLACH 2013.) Address: 1950 Larkin Avenue, Elgin, Illinois 60123 Date of Death: January 11, 2013

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Case No. 13 P 93 PUBLICATION NOTICE INDEPENDENT ADMINISTRATION TO CREDITORS, CLAIMANTS UNKNOWN HEIRS AND LEGATEES 1. Notice is hereby given of the death of Paul F Kudlach who died on January 11, 2013 a resident of Elgin, Illinois. 2. The Representative for the estate is: John S. Kudlach, 6N658 Splitrail Lane, St. Charles, Illinois 60174. 3. The attorney for the estate is: Ted A. Meyers / Meyers & Flowers, LLC, 3 N. Second Street, Suite 300, St. Charles, Illinois 60174. 4. Claims against the estate may be filed on or before September 15, 2013. Claims against the estate may be filed with the Clerk of the Circuit Court, P.O. Box 112, Geneva, IL 60134-112, with the Representative or both. Any claim not filed within that period is barred. Copies of a claim filed with the Clerk must be mailed or delivered to the Representative and to the attorney within 10 days after it has been filed. 5. On February 21, 2013, an Order Admitting the Will to Probate was entered. 6. Within 42 days after the effective date of the original Order Admitting the Will to Probate, you may file a petition with the Court to require proof of the validity of the Will as provided under section 621 of the Probate Act (IL Rev. Stat. Ch. 110 1/2, Par. 6-21). 7. Within 6 months after the effective date of the original Order Admitting the Will to Probate, you may file a petition with the Court to contest the validity of the Will as Se 8-

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Public Notice is hereby given Dated: March 4, 2013. that on March 4, 2013 a certificate /s/ John A. Cunningham was filed in the office of the County Kane County Clerk Clerk of Kane County, Illinois, setting forth the names and addresses (Published in the Kane County of all persons owning, conducting and transacting the business Chronicle, March 6, 13 & 20, known as ASSOCIATES IN 2013.) BIOFEEDBACK located at 14 N Riverside Ave, St. Charles, IL PUBLIC NOTICE UNITED RENTALS EQUIPMENT IN- CREATE YOUR PROFILE NOW 60174. BY PHONE OR WEB FREE! DUSTRIAL & COMMERCIAL ONLINE SUPPLEMENTAL ASSUMED NAME ENDS MARCH 15th Semi Trucks, Dated: March 4, 2013. Service Trucks, Dodge Nitro & 1-800-241-6863 PUBLICATION NOTICE Charger vehicles, Trail Eze Trailers, or /s/ John A. Cunningham Public Notice is hereby given that Utility Vehicles, Generator, heat KCChronicle.com/jobs Kane County Clerk on February 25, 2013 a certificate wagons, more. www.purplewave.com was filed in the office of the County No Resume Needed! (Published in the Kane County Clerk of Kane County, Illinois, conCall to advertise Chronicle, March 6, 13 & 20, cerning the business known as 815-455-4800 Call the automated phone profiling 2013.) MIND, BODY, SPIRIT HEALING losystem or use our convenient Have a news tip at 802 S Jefferson St, online form today so our or story idea? www.HuskieWire.com cated Batavia, IL 60510 which certificate professionals can get started Call us at 630-845-5355 All NIU Sports... All The Time sets forth the following changes in matching you with employers or email the operation thereof: that are hiring - NOW! editorial@kcchronicle.com PUBLIC NOTICE I, Kelly M. Young, do certify that I have a financial interest in the busiASSUMED NAME ness being conducted and transactPUBLICATION NOTICE ed in Kane County, Illinois under the above named business and that Public Notice is hereby given the address of such business will that on March 5, 2013 a certificate be: 232 S. Batavia Avenue Suite B, was filed in the office of the County Batavia, IL 60510. Clerk of Kane County, Illinois, setVisit the Local Business Directory online ting forth the names and addresses Dated: February 25, 2013 In print daily at KCChronicle.com/localbusiness of all persons owning, conducting Online 24/7 Call to advertise 877-264-2527 and transacting the business /s/ John A. Cunningham Kane County Clerk known as PROFESSOR PLUMB located at 1189 Lyon Road, Batavia, (Published in the Kane County IL 60510. Chronicle, March 13, 20 & 27, Dated: March 5, 2013. 2013.)

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Buy with little money down! 1400 Sq. Ft. retail space in St. Charles / Campton Hills. Building faces Route 64, and has tremendous exposure. Unit is finished inside and ready for your business. Save money on your build-out by locating here! Located in busy retail center at major intersection. Offered at $215,000

Brick custom home on wooded lot on East side in St. Charles. Custom cabinets, granite counter tops, Viking cook top. Master suite has tray ceiling, bath with dual vanities and upgraded tile shower. Gorgeous sunroom with skylights, large windows and breathtaking views. Very private feel. REDUCED TO $479,000

Worth Every Penny!! Vaulted and Cathedral Ceilings everywhere! Fine custom finishes throughout. 1.5 Acre Private lot. Chef’s kitchen with large island. Library on 1st floor would make a great office. Luxurious master suite with awesome tub & sitting room. Lots of WOW Factor.

Great 9120 sq. ft. building featuring 3 units. Owner has plans where you can put up an additional 10 thousand sq. on this 2.26 acre site. This steel building is in great condition with a fenced in area for outside storage, to bring in additional income. 4 overhead doors with plenty of parking. Great property! Listed at $749,900

Offered at $675,000

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8000 SQ. FT. STRIP CENTER

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Great income on this two unit building. Potential for running business downstairs and keeping upstairs rented. City parking lot one block away on this in town property. Great price!

Great 4.4 acre lot in subdivision of custom homes. Property backs up to 240 acres Campton Park District land. Close to Metra station, and only minutes to Elburn shopping, and Randall Road.

Great strip center west of St. Charles with a fantastic return on investment. Strip center faces LaFox Road and is located in a high traffic area. Center is in retail complex that is the only commercial/retail area in the area. 3 unit building, Owner will sell with Master Lease.

Offered at $238,000

Listed at $299,900

Offered at $1,750,000

Restaurant located on out lot. Location right off busy Route 38 in St. Charles. 3,991 sq. ft. restaurant, 33,683 sq. land. Seating for 150 with large surrounding parking lot. This is a tremendous opportunity and a great value for building and land. Turn-key operation with existing kitchen equipment and restaurant furniture included. High cpd count on Route 38. Offered at $699,900

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OWNER FINANCING AVAILABLE. Fantastic retail location in the Campton Crossings center just west of St. Charles. 2 unit building features 1 1600 sq. ft. unit and 1 2000 sq. ft. unit. Great rental history and income producer. Good cap rate at current rental rates. Beautiful exterior building with good location that fronts on busy Route 64. High visibility location. REDUCED TO $859,900

4 Bedroom 2.5 bath in Neucort Lakes. Kitchen features large eating area. ceramic tile, and spacious family room with fireplace. Upstairs features a sitting room, full hall bath, huge master bedroom w/ large master bath. Needs some TLC, but a great opportunity!

A good spot to run your business from on Route 64 and Campton Hills Road. This 1.0 acre site features a three bedroom home with full basement near post office and Randall Road shopping. Surrounded by commercial properties, good chance of getting commercial zoning.

Offered at $132,900

Offered at 375,000

MAKE AN OFFER! 15 commercial lots zoned B3 located on busy Route 64 one block west of Randall Road. Close to Geneva Commons and near downtown St. Charles. Can be bought as a package or individual lots. Site is across the street from the post office. 1+ to 3+ acre lots. New Great Prices! Lots start at $225,000!

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