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Lewis, Malay state cases for 5th Ward alderman By ASHLEY RHODEBECK arhodebeck@shawmedia.com ST. CHARLES – Maureen Lewis won the 5th Ward alderman seat by two votes in 2011. This spring, the candidate she edged out – Kim Malay – will try again to represent that southwestern swath of St. Charles. Malay, 46, said Lewis, who was born and raised in St. Charles, is using her longtime residency as a bonus point. Malay wants voters to know that, although she’s not a St. Charles native, she’s been involved with the community for about 18 years and has chosen Maureen to make it her Lewis home. “My commitment and my passion for this community runs extremely deep,” Malay said. “I want to make St. Charles the best it can be. I know we can do better.” Lewis, 64, said it’s rewarding to represent the town in which she grew up. She compared her service on City Council to her time as a high school cheerleader. “Now I’m a cheerleader down here at City Hall,” the retiree said. With a new mayor also to be elected April 9, Lewis said experienced aldermen are needed on the council. The past two years have been a learning curve for her, she said, adding nobody can start this position and “hit the ground running.” Malay, an optician, said she has a well-rounded knowl-

Election Central To learn more about the candidates in the April 9 consolidated election, visit the Kane County Chronicle Election Central website at www.kcchronicle.com/election.

edge of how government works and what can and can’t be done because she has worked in government for eight years with DuPage County and 15 years in the St. Charles Community Development DeKim partment. Malay “Because of what my jobs were at both the county and at St. Charles, I worked one-on-one with residents and developers,” Malay said. “I really do have an understanding of how complicated it can be for residents and developers to get through the process.” If re-elected, Lewis said she would support a walkable and bikeable community and wants the City Council to maintain its fiscal responsibility, continue work on Charlestowne Mall and address the First Street development. “I’m tired of looking at it. It looks unkempt,” said Lewis, noting the same is true for the former St. Charles Mall site. An outspoken resident at meetings – especially those involving proposed housing developments – Malay said the

City Council needs to build a better relationship with residents. Her solutions include letting residents speak more, even if their comments echo others’ concerns; getting residents involved in the process and discussions with developers earlier; and bringing development plans back for discussion whenever there is an increase in density. “The way things have gone, especially Lexington Club, there’s definitely a lack of trust now for some of the residents,” Malay said. “The residents feel slightly disrespected.” Lewis, who voted against Lexington Club, said she feels bad that residents feel they can’t trust their government. She noted disappointment is different than mistrust. “We all learned a little bit from that,” Lewis said of Lexington Club, a housing project that the City Council narrowly approved in January. Like other non-incumbent candidates, Malay has voiced support for an ethics ordinance. She would support one that not only would include all elected officials but also commission members and city staff, she said, calling it a no-brainer. “Let’s face it; we’re in Illinois,” Malay said. “That in itself has some issues.” Lewis said she is surprised by the push for an ethics ordinance because the city already has one; it is in the city’s code book. She questioned what the candidates want to add or delete from the language. “Could it be better?” she asked, answering herself by saying it is years old.

8LOCAL BRIEF Seasonal positions open at forest preserve district The Forest Preserve District of Kane County has summer-seasonal positions available in its operations and maintenance department, including mainte-

nance-field operations seasonal positions and campground attendant positions. Applicants must be 18 years or older with a high school diploma or GED equivalent and a valid driver’s license. Because forest preserves

are open every day, sunrise to sunset, shifts may include irregular hours and weekends, evenings and holidays. Visit the employment section at www. kaneforest.com to apply.

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CORRECTIONS & CLARIFICATIONS • A story on page 6 of the March 13 edition of the Kane County Chronicle requires a correction. Due to an editing error, a word in the story “Mayoral candidates talk business at forum” was inadvertently omitted, changing the meaning of a sentence. Candidate Jotham Stein wants St. Charles to be the No. 1 city for both families and businesses. The Chronicle regrets this error. The story is being re-run on page 4 of today’s paper. Accuracy is important to

the Kane County Chronicle, and we want to correct mistakes promptly. Please call errors to our attention by phone, 630-845-5355; or email, editorial@kcchronicle.com

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Where did you grow up? Milwaukee Pets? Gracie, a chocolate lab, and Kasha, a cocker spaniel Who would play you in the movie of your life? Sandra Bullock First job? Waitressing at the Milwaukee Country Club, where my mother was the manager. As a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up? I wanted to own a restaurant, as my family was in the restaurant business. I did not become that. I had three boys instead.

A movie or book you’d recommend? “Lincoln,” “The Godfather” and “Goodfellas” for the movies and “The Art of Racing in the Rain” by Garth Stein. Favorite charity? Anderson Animal Shelter in South Elgin, Humane Society, American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals – anything related to pets – and Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Hobbies? Walking the dog Favorite local restaurant? ZaZa’s Trattoria in St. Charles What is an interesting factoid about yourself? I met Rodney Dangerfield when I was working at the Milwaukee Country Club and he performed there. He was very nice. I also spent a summer in Germany when I was 16.

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Artisan Collective March Market WHAT: The Artisan Collective March Market event is set for today WHEN: 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. today WHERE: 236 Webster St., The Office Batavia COST: The event is free, but participants can bring cash to spend on local goods at the market. INFO: For information, call 630-761-3528.

Dog contest at St. Patrick’s Parade WHAT: St. Charles Veterinary Clinic is hosting a Deck Out Your Lucky Dog contest. Dogs of all ages, breeds, colors and coats are encouraged to dress up and walk in the 2 p.m. St. Patrick’s Parade. Dog owners will have a voting number for their dog, and all parade attendees are encouraged to vote at City Hall before, during and after the parade to show support for their favorite canine. All registered dogs will receive a professional photograph courtesy of Alex Claney

Photography. The dogs with the most votes will be eligible for prizes, including a $100 gift certificate from St. Charles Veterinary Clinic; a one-year supply of heartworm, flea, and tick preventative; and an electric water fountain. WHEN: 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday WHERE: In front of City Hall, 2 E. Main St., St. Charles INFO: Register at www.downtownstcharles.org/stpats.

Auditions at Steel Beam WHAT: Steel Beam Theatre, in downtown St. Charles, will have auditions for the musical, “The Mad Adventures of Mr. Toad.” Children ages 9 through 16 are invited to audition for director, Lori Holm, and music director, Kim Maslo. Children will be seen on a first-come basis. Beginners are welcome, but those who have theater experience can bring a resume or a list of acting, singing and dance experience along with a photo (a school picture or snapshot is acceptable). Those unable to attend the audition but interested in consideration, can contact Kim Maslo at

847-287-8180 before Saturday to reschedule or ask any questions. Performances will be on Saturdays and Sundays, May 12 to June 2. WHEN: 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday WHERE: 111 W. Main St., St. Charles INFO: Visit www.SteelBeamTheatre.com for a listing of classes and future children’s theater shows, or call the theatre at 630-587-8521.

Candidate forum in St. Charles WHAT: An aldermanic candidate forum is set for today. All St. Charles candidates in all wards are invited to present their platform in a three-minute statement and answer questions from the residents. The entire St. Charles community is invited. The event is being organized by community group Concerned Coalition for Sensible Spending of St. Charles. WHEN: 7 to 9 p.m. today WHERE: Bridges Montessori Academy, 1713 Howard St., St. Charles

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Mayoral candidates talk business at forum Note to readers

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. Create a cycling hub, offer more free entertainment and, he said, turn the Fox River into a whitewater river.

This corrected story on a St. Charles mayoral candidate forum is being republished today because an editing error unintentionally changed the meaning of one of the candidate’s responses when it first was published Wednesday. John Rabchuk

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“Let’s use it to drive business,” he said of the natural resource. Lifting the restrictions imposed by the downtown overlay district would be a “solid first step” toward generating more foot traffic, Rogina said, referencing a topic aldermen discussed Monday in committee. Arts and entertainment,

If you go A forum for St. Charles alderman candidates will be from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Bridges Montessori Academy, 1713 Howard St., St. Charles. The event is sponsored by the Concerned Coalition for Sensible Spending of St. Charles. 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 addition to refocusing the Economic Development Department, he proposed creating a council for business that would foster dialogue between business and city leaders. He doesn’t just 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 working to fill 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. Aldermen have discussed the possibility of creating a business district on the city’s east side as an effort 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. As with modifying the overlay district, Stein said, creating a business district would put the cart before the horse. “I say no, it’s not the right time now,” Stein said. “We will be wasting lots and lots of time and money.” Wyatt reiterated the importance of retaining existing businesses and said incentives for businesses should be considered. “Are we willing to make tax concessions?” Wyatt said. Rabchuk couldn’t say whether he is in favor of a business district because it hasn’t been defined, he said. “It is a very interesting method,” Rabchuk said.


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Weather History On March 14, very cold air invaded the East during the Blizzard of 1888. Norfolk, Va., reached only 14 degrees. This tied the record for the coldest March day ever reported there.

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City ready for St. Patrick’s Parade KANE COUNTY CHRONICLE editorial@kcchronicle.com ST. CHARLES – St. Charles will be ready to celebrate Saturday as the annual St. Patrick’s Parade makes its way down Main Street, starting at 2 p.m. Because of the parade, street closings and parking restrictions will be in effect, according to the St. Charles Police Department. Main Street will be closed between Seventh Street and Fifth Avenue beginning about 1:45 p.m. Also at that time, Second Street will be closed between State and Illinois streets. Detour routes for Main and Second streets will be posted and staffed by police and emergency management personnel. Detours use Illinois and Fifth avenues and State, Seventh and Illinois streets. Motorists should follow detour route signs and be alert for pedestrians and traffic control personnel. The police department encourages drivers

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to use alternate routes because long delays may be experienced. Parking will be prohibited on the parade and detour routes from noon to 3 p.m. Vehicles parked in violation will be towed. Parking also won’t be allowed on these streets. They will be closed at 11 a.m. for parade staging: • Walnut Street from South Third Street to South Seventh Street • South Fourth Street from Main Street to Illinois Street • South Fifth Street from Main Street to Illinois Street • South Sixth Street from Main Street to Illinois Street • North Sixth Street from Main Street to State Street • Cedar Street from North Fifth Street to North Seventh Street The St. Charles Police Department reminds everyone to act responsibly during St. Patrick’s Day, be mindful of increased pedestrian traffic and do not text and drive.

TriCity Family Services to hold development event GENEVA – TriCity Family Services, in collaboration with the Changing Children’s Worlds Foundation, will present “The International Child Development Program-USA.” Each week, the program focuses on topics including

the capacity of parents and caregivers to use empathy in child rearing interactions and communications, including helping their children establish self-control, good communication, boundaries, self discipline and positive leadership. The program will be offered

from 9 to 10:15 a.m. Saturdays at the Changing Children’s World Foundation, 411 Stevens St., Geneva. Parents and caregivers can register online for the free class at www.changingchildrensworlds.org or by calling 630-909-9411.

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Easter Sunday Brunch 2013 Sunday, March 31st, 2013 9:00 am ~ 3:00 pm Adults $47 Children 4-12 $24 3 & Under N/C A wonderful buffet to celebrate this blessed day! Come and enjoy with family and friends - meet the Easter Bunny with treats for the children! Call for reservations 630.584.2100!

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BATAVIA – Five people were injured, one seriously, Wednesday in a crash that included four vehicles at Fabyan Parkway and Kingsland Drive in Batavia. One of the injured people was trapped in a vehicle, and firefighter used special equipment to remove the vehicle’s door to reach the person, according to a news release from the Batavia Fire Department. Police and emergency officials did not know the current conditions of those injured. The crash involved a 20-foot long box truck and three passenger

vehicles, the release stated. There were no details on the cause of the crash. Five people involved in the crash were taken to local hospitals – three to Delnor Hospital in Geneva and two to Presence Mercy Medical Center in Aurora. Immediately after the crash, officials said one patient was in serious condition, three were moderately injured and one was treated with minor injuries. Another person involved refused to be taken to a hospital and signed a medical release. No firefighters were injured. Batavia was assisted by ambulances from Geneva, St. Charles, Elburn, North Aurora and Aurora.


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8POLICE REPORTS Campton Hills • Dawn M. Cadena, 42, of the 41W800 block of Woodland Drive, Campton Hills, was charged Monday, March 11, with domestic battery. • A green Yamaha Grizzly all-terrain vehicle valued at $7,400 was reported stolen Wednesday, March 6, from a driveway in the 6N800 block of Brierwood Drive. The owner had been using the vehicle for plowing snow. Geneva • Michael B. Strawinski, 26, of the 500 block of Anderson Boulevard, Geneva, was charged Sunday, Feb. 24, with two counts of domestic battery. • Derrick J. Hagemann, 24, of the 1200 block of Eldamain Road, Plano, was charged Wednesday, Feb. 27, with driving under the influence, speeding and illegal transportation of alcohol. • Sean M. Price, 42, of the 700 block of Tanager Lane, Geneva, was charged Friday, March 1, with disorderly conduct. According to the

charges, Price entered Chipotle, 1441 S. Randall Road, made threats to an employee and provoked a breach of the peace. • Two metal signs valued at $400 were reported stolen Friday, Mach 1, from Tom and Eddie’s, 1042 Commons Drive, Geneva. The signs were 24 inches by 36 inches and stated, “Tom & Eddie Turn Here.” • Robert J. Alder III, 28, of the 300 block of North Fifth Street, St. Charles, was charged Sunday, March 3, with driving under the influence, driving without insurance, leaving the scene of a property damage accident and driving in the wrong lane. • Sipraseuth Sonthixay, 39, of the 1200 block of Foxhill Lane, North Aurora, was charged Sunday, March 3, with driving under the influence, having a blood-alcohol content of more than .08 percent and speeding. • Ten necklaces valued at $99.90 were reported stolen Thursday, March 7, from Pax Vobiscum, 227 S. Third St., Geneva. • Aaron C. Stull, 19, of the 7N000 block of Willowbrook Drive, St. Charles, was charged Thursday, March 7, with underage drinking.

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John Wredling greets those assembled Wednesday at Wredling Middle School in St. Charles. Wredling was celebrating his 99th birthday.

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Wredling’s namesake celebrates 99th birthday By SARAH VETTER editorial@kcchronicle.com ST. CHARLES – Students first walked through the doors of Wredling Middle School in 1995. Since then, they’ve celebrated every birthday of their school’s namesake, John Wredling, who will be 99 years old Saturday. Nearly 1,500 students, staff, family and friends crowded into the gym Wednesday for an early birthday party. “I don’t have a secret to my longevity,” Wredling said. “I’m just happy I wake up every morning.” The school was decked out for the celebration with balloons, student-designed birthday cards and a birthday sign. Student Council President Sarah Sandecki and Vice President Katherine Swenson honored Wredling in their remarks about what he means to the students and how proud they are to attend the school that bears his name.

“Mr. Wredling loves our kids – kids in wheelchairs, kids with blue hair, kids on the honor roll and kids who don’t know they love learning yet.” Melissa Dockum Wrelding principal Wredling’s honors band performed, as did honors orchestra, which began with a surprise rendition of “99 Bottles of Beer on the Wall.” Suzy Tokarski played the ukulele in her duet with Hannah Fohrman, and Erin Newman wowed the crowd with the song, “I Will Always Love You.” Finally, the treble choir serenaded Mr. Wredling with “Happy Birthday,” as a giant cake bearing his birth year, 1914, was presented to him. Wredling Principal Melissa Dockum handled the party’s

master of ceremonies duty. She called Wredling “amazing” and an important part of the school’s culture, noting how he never misses the first day of school, Veterans Day, his birthday celebrations and graduations. “Mr. Wredling loves our kids – kids in wheelchairs, kids with blue hair, kids on the honor roll and kids who don’t know they love learning yet. Mr. Wredling brings out the best in all of them,” she said. Wredling served as superintendent of District 303 from 1958 to 1972, paving the direction for St. Charles schools during a period of rapid growth in the district. He’s also been an active participant in the American Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Boy Scouts of America. But, after such a party, how will Wredling celebrate his 100th birthday? “Same way as this one,” he said. “Hope I wake up!”

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St. Patrick Parish Deacon John Kulpin is happy with the election of Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio as the new leader of the Roman Catholic Church. “He seems to be extremely humble,” said Kulpin, who also owns Angel Kisses in St. Charles. “History has shown he is very dedicated to helping the poor.” The pope will be called Pope Francis, the 266th pontiff of the Roman Catholic Church, and he is first pontiff from Latin America. He took the name in honor of St. Francis of Assisi, known for his work with the poor. The Rev. Richard Rosinski, of St. John Neumann Church in St. Charles, said he was glad the new pontiff was cho-

sen in a short amount of time. “I am very excited that God has sent us a new leader,” Rosinski said. The Rev. Aaron Brodeski of Holy Cross Catholic Church in Batavia was pleased with the selection. “From all I’ve seen, he is a very confident and courageous leader,” he said. Bishop David Malloy of the Rockford Diocese also expressed his enthusiasm. “Congratulations to the cardinals of the world who, in concert with the Holy Spirit, chose this new successor to St. Peter,” he said in a statement. “Now, may that same Holy Spirit guide our Holy Father as he takes up the cross of his office and the concerns of the church in the world through his prayer, his action, his charity and in his love for Christ and all of us.”

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Charter school hearings on tap next week By BRENDA SCHORY bschory@shawmedia.com A company that filed charter school applications to 18 districts in the Fox Valley will be the subject of public hearings Monday and Tuesday. Virtual Learning Solutions is seeking to create the Illinois Virtual Charter School @ Fox River Valley, which would open in fall. The company contracts with K12 Inc., a for-profit company, to provide the online instruction. Charter schools are publicly funded elementary or secondary schools not governed by some rules, regulations and statutes that apply to other public schools. Hearings are scheduled at 7 p.m. Monday for Kaneland School District 302 and St. Charles School District 303 and Tuesday for Batavia School District 101. Geneva School District 304 held its hearing Monday, but company representatives were not in attendance. When an organization applies to become a charter school, the local district can either accept the charter or hold a hearing within 45 days of the request. A district has 30 days after the

If you go Virtual Learning Solutions proposes a joint charter school with 18 districts in the Fox Valley. A copy of its proposal is available on the Geneva 304 website, www.geneva304.org, in the board book for the March 11 meeting. Public hearings on the charter school application include: • St. Charles School District 303: 7 p.m. Monday at the administration building, 201 South 7th St. • Kaneland School District 302: 7 p.m. Monday at the district office, 47W326 Keslinger Road, Maple Park. • Batavia School District 101: 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Rosalie Jones Administration Center, 335 W. Wilson St. Presentation: • Geneva School District 304: 7 p.m. April 8, at Williamsburg Elementary School, 1812 Williamsburg Ave. hearing to vote on the charter application. At issue for the local public schools is that money is diverted from the district to the charter for each student that attends the charter, officials said. According to state law, funding cannot be less than 75 percent or more than 125 percent of the school district’s per-capita student tuition, multiplied by the number of district students who enroll in the school. “The issue to us isn’t the money as much as it is getting a quality education for

students,” District 304 Superintendent Kent Mutchler said. “And secondly, it is the money. They would get local property tax dollars, as well, and if there are special-needs kids, [they get funds] from the federal government.” Mutchler said the district needs clarification on local funding issues. “The money is diverted … out of our allocation from the state of Illinois, based on enrollment,” District 302 Superintendent Jeff Schuler said. “I hope this [funding issue] will become a little bit clearer.”

According to its application, the charter school is structured to serve students who are at-risk academically and “advanced learners” who may “enroll in ILVCS@FRV due to the slow pace of their brick and mortar classrooms.” The online virtual classroom also would serve special needs students and those with specialized interests – such as athletes or musicians – who need flexibility in their curriculum, according to the application. K12 spokesman Jeff Kwitowski said the company serves more than 100,000 students in 30 states. Charter schools teach at a cost that is 30 to 40 percent less than tra-

ditional schools, Kwitowski said. “It’s no different than if a student moved from one district to another,” Kwitowski said. “The state no longer pays that district for a student who’s not there.” According to the application, the 18 school districts are asked to issue the charter jointly as a single, shared charter school. It also advises that any denial will be appealed to the State Charter School Commission. The Illinois State Board of Education also reviews new or renewed charter applications to certify the charter school, spokeswoman Mary Fergus said.

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BATAVIA – The nursing home at The Holmstad retirement community received five stars, the highest possible overall rating, in U.S. News & World Report’s fifth annual Best Nursing Homes. The report is available online at www.usnews.com/best-nursing-homes. Out of almost 16,000 nursing homes nationwide, the ratings highlight the top homes in each city and state. The goal is to help users find a home with a strong track record of good care. Of the 397 nursing homes in metropolitan Chicago, only 78 received an overall five-star rating from the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. The metro area includes Aurora, Evanston, Joliet and Naperville. “We’re proud to offer the very best to rehab patients

and seniors in Chicagoland,” said Marya Jordan, Holmstad health care administrator, in a news release. “Our five-star rating reflects the commitment of each employee at our skilled nursing center.” Best Nursing Homes draws on CMS data in three categories – health inspections, level of nurse staffing, and quality of care – and gives each an overall rating. U.S. News awarded the “Best Nursing Home” designation to homes that earned an overall rating of five stars from CMS in January. “Fewer than one out of every five nursing homes got an overall rating of five stars,” said Avery Comarow, U.S. News Health Rankings Editor, in a news release. “All seniors deserve the best nursing care available, and these are homes that merit their consideration by demonstrating such high quality.”

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8LOCAL BRIEFS Birthday show to feature multiple comedians ST. CHARLES – A O.K. Comedy will celebrate Mat Elfring’s 31st birthday with a show from 7:30 to 10 p.m. Monday at River Rockhouse, 106 S. Riverside Ave., St. Charles. The show features Jack Baker, Elfring, Lewis Rhine, Joe Motisi, Matt Drufke and Jordan Holmes, as well as comedian Mike Maxwell. The cost is $5. For information, visit www.aokcomedy.com.

St. Charles law group plans free lunch, event ST. CHARLES – The Strohschein Law Group has planned a free lunch and learn event from noon to 1 p.m. Monday at 2455 Dean St., St. Charles. Participants can get a better understanding of long-term care needs and costs, and up-to-date planning options.

Presentation includes the Medicaid Asset Protection Trust planning strategy. To RSVP, email Invite@ StrohscheinLawGroup.com or call 630-377-3241.

Fox Valley Repertory holding auditions ST. CHARLES –Fox Valley Repertory has announced auditions for a professional level advanced actor’s master class. Auditions are set from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday and 5 to 8 p.m. Monday at Pheasant Run Resort, 4051 E. Main St., St. Charles. There is no fee to audition. For information, visit www.foxvalleyrep.org/education. Email twhiteside@foxvalleyrep.org to make an appointment. The class is for students working or ready to work professionally.

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Officials push for Prairie Parkway money to fund Route 47 project By JONATHAN BILYK jbilyk@shawmedia.com GENEVA – Kane County has signed on to urge state road officials to steer a chunk of federal money formerly dedicated to a failed highway project to projects that would improve traffic flow at the county’s south end. Wednesday, the County Board Transportation Committee endorsed a resolution that would request the Illinois D e p a r t m e n t Chris of Transporta- Lauzen tion redirect millions of dollars from the defunct Prairie Parkway project to upgrade the Interstate 88 interchange at Route 47 in Sugar Grove and widen Route 47 from Sugar Grove to Yorkville. The proposal also drew a strong endorsement from County Board Chairman

Chris Lauzen. “I love it,” Lauzen said. For years, officials in Sugar Grove have sought to upgrade the I-88 and Route 47 junction from a partial to a full interchange. Kane County ranks the interchange project among its top transportation priorities. The Illinois Tollway has said it could be willing to chip in as much as half of the estimated $20 million cost. But that funding depends on local governments coming up with the remaining money from various sources, such as the former parkway earmark. At the same time, the county and Sugar Grove, with the city of Yorkville, are asking IDOT to divert parkway money to widen Route 47 from Sugar Grove to Yorkville. Tom Rickert, Kane County’s deputy director of transportation, said that stretch of highway routinely suffers backups because it carries

17,000 to 24,000 vehicles each day. About $100 million that had been earmarked for the Prairie Parkway became available for road projects last year when the project was canceled by the Federal Highway Administration. State and federal officials said the money could be spent on other road projects near the parkway corridor, and on Route 47 in particular. The money cannot be spent outside the parkway corridor. The local road projects also must contend with other projects in counties to the south. But Lauzen said he believes Kane’s traffic volumes relative to those in other counties should help bring money to the Sugar Grove projects. Rickert said IDOT likely is to indicate within the next 30 to 60 days how it could choose to divide the Prairie Parkway money.

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By ERIC SCHELKOPF eschelkopf@shawmedia.com BATAVIA – Batavia aldermanic candidates talked about topics ranging from downtown development to utility rates in a candidate forum Wednesday sponsored by the Batavia Chamber of Commerce. The first part of the forum featured questions posed by the Chamber of Commerce. Candidates were asked if the city’s development approval process needed to be streamlined. Nick Cerone, who is run-

Election Central To learn more about the candidates in the April 9 consolidated election, visit the Kane County Chronicle Election Central website at www.kcchronicle.com/election. ning for 6th Ward alderman against incumbent Robert Liva and newcomer Ron Rechenmacher, thinks so. “The perception out there is that Batavia is not a business friendly community,” Ce-

rone said. “We need to make things easier.” Candidates also were asked how they would use the city’s remaining tax increment financing funds to encourage economic development. Steve Vasilion, who is running for the 5th Ward against incumbent Eldon Frydendall, said he wants to see improvements to Water Street for better parking and lighting and to strengthen its stature as an arts district. Liva said he supported the continuation of the city’s streetscape program to make “downtown a destination.”

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Candidates also were asked about how they would keep electric rates in line with other communities in light of the city purchasing more power than it needs from the Prarie State power plant. The city has looked at selling off some of its power because it doesn’t need as much as expected because of the economic slowdown. Fourth Ward Alderman Jim Volk, who is running against Jaimie Saam, noted that the city’s investment in Prairie State is for 30 years. “It’s a long-term investment,” he said. “Rates will go up. We are just going to hold

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OPINIONS ‘Kindness is radiant’ – how true that is Later this year, I’m going off to college. I graduate from high school in 11 weeks. At this point, I am emotionally and mentally done with high school. While I have some good memories from the last four years and am extremely excited for the next four, there’s still a part of me that wishes I could go back to a simpler time – recess, homework assignments that use crayons, and being “Star Student” for one week every year. When I was a youngster, I took elementary school and the joys of a designated snack time for granted. Fortunately, I am a teacher assistant at Williamsburg Elementary in Geneva this semester. I help around the classroom and observe teaching strategies to help me in my future. I have been blessed to be Katie Bullock’s “high school helper” for an hour each day. Ms. Bullock is one of those teachers that truly cares about her students. One day, it was announced over the intercom that it was too snowy and cold to go outside for recess. Like the students, Bullock let out a loud, “No!” Before they had a chance to think that their teacher didn’t want them in the classroom for an extra 15 minutes, she apologized: “I’m sorry third-graders. I shouldn’t have said that. It’s just that I have some work I need to do, and it’s more difficult to work when all of you are in here with me. That’s all.” She didn’t need to say that. In fact, I can bet that most teachers wouldn’t have. But this kindness and fun-loving attitude gives an amazing lift to her class. The kids I have a chance to work with are phenomenal. They’re encouraged to always speak their minds, asking questions or adding

GUEST VIEW Courtney Phelan comments to discussion whenever they like. While I was reading “The Story of Helen Keller” aloud for them, I would often pause and ask them how they thought Mr. and Mrs. Keller were feeling, or ask them to describe what it would be like to be in a thunderstorm if you were blind and deaf. More often than expected, their answers are insightful. Once, I had a philosophical discussion with a few of the kids, debating whether leprechauns and Santa Claus were “magical creatures” or just regular people with magical powers. Though I spend most of my time helping my third-graders re-do math problems or re-write sentences, it’s the last thing from boring. I get to see their thinking process and even get to practice my own teaching chops when I have to explain things to them. Even simple things like grading spelling sentences can be entertaining, with whoppers like, “My sister is overgrown,” thrown in to make me smile. I was grading some of those yesterday, making sure everything was spelled correctly and written in proper cursive, when I came across one little girl’s sentence for the word “radiate.” She had written “kindness is radiant.” I was stunned at how true that was, and I’m pretty sure she learned it from Bullock’s third-grade classroom.

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR No faith To the Editor: What has happened to the Democrats? Or, maybe it’s more accurate to ask, what has happened to the lefties/liberals/ progressives? Take your pick. One of them, Corinne Pierog, informs us in a letter to the editor (Kane County Chronicle, Feb. 7) that, “Equality of opportunity is a major component toward the path of economic prosperity and social parity.” True enough, but she then takes Jim Oberweis to task because he “ … believes that a portion of Illinois’ population should be prevented from receiving the same opportunities as other members of our community.” How so? According to the “logic” of Corinne, it is because Sen. Oberweis “ … opposes samesex marriage.” Corinne, can you explain why the Center for Disease Control recommends that men who have sex with men get inocu-

• Courtney Phelan is a senior at Geneva High School. She can be contacted at editorial@kcchronicle.com.

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lated against hepititis? Do such warnings normally apply equally to heterosexual couples? When I donate blood, I am asked if I have ever had sexual contact with another male. Why do you suppose they want to know that? Homosexuals turn out in droves for the annual World AIDS Day marches/activities. Sure, there are also heterosexuals in attendance as well, but I’m curious – can you tell me the significance of the gay turnout regarding this deadly disease? In general, then, who is more at risk of acquiring STDs, homo- or heterosexuals? Why? By the way, how is it that you believe Sen. Oberweis wants “ … a portion of Illinois’ population … be prevented from receiving the same opportunities as other members of our community.”? For your information, the current rules regarding marriage in Illinois apply equally to both gays and straights – both groups can marry

members of the opposite gender. Just because gays don’t want to, we should change the laws to accommodate their desires, just so they can do what they want to do? Should we also change other laws based on what this group or that group “wants?” Is this the proper role of government? Speaking only for myself, I have no faith in folks who think like Corinne when it comes to serving the public. If they are so wrong regarding issues as easy to understand as this, how can I possibly believe they would be level headed regarding virtually any other issue? And, unlike Corinne, who hopes “ … that other members of the Party of Lincoln will have the political courage to support same-sex marriage,” I have no hope that she and her party of choice will ever admit or accept the truth about the homosexual lifestyle. John Babush Big Rock

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Guide to St. Patrick’s Day ‘craic’ By KARA SILVA ksilva@shawmedia.com A sign in the Guinness Storehouse in Dublin, Ireland, proudly states “Everyone’s Irish on March 17,” a declaration that rings true for many on St. Patrick’s Day. What was once a religious holiday honoring Ireland’s patron saint has quickly morphed into a secular tradition dedicated to eating, drinking and celebrating all things Irish. Beginning Thursday, March 14, and running through Sunday, March 17, the Tri-Cities are celebrating St. Patrick’s weekend with a slew of local festivities and good “craic” – the Irish word for fun or enjoyment as related to music or drinking. For festive follies and event information, follow the Kane County Chronicle’s guide to St. Patrick’s Day “craic.”

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O’Brien’s St. Patrick’s Weekend (12 N. River St., Batavia)

• Over the weekend, O’Brien’s Pub will serve corned beef and cabbage, traditional and open-faced ruebens, Harps battered fried fish and chips, shepherd’s pie, Irish egg rolls and more. O’Brien Brothers Band will perform at 9 p.m. Saturday. There will be a bagpiper at 4 p.m. Sunday.

McNally’s St. Patrick’s Day Weekend Celebration (109 W. Main St., St. Charles) • McNally’s Irish Pub’s weekend celebration will feature live Irish music, dancers and pipe bands. The pub will temporarily take over the currently vacant RX Café to serve corned beef and cabbage, sausage and chips, as well as sell souvenir T-shirts and Irish gifts. Proceeds from McNally’s Guinness sales will be donated to the St. Charles Fire Department. • On Sunday, locals can enjoy a Gaelic Mass with Dublin-born Father Karl Langsdorf at 9 a.m. at the pub. Then attendees will dine on traditional Irish fare for breakfast while listening to traditional music from 2 to 5 p.m.

• Drinking tip: The “girlie” way to consume Guinness in Ireland is to add blackcurrant to the brew – it’s what is known as a Black ‘N Black. A dash of blackcurrant gives the Guinness a sweeter taste.

Pub 222 Weekend Blowout (222 W. Main St., St. Charles) • All weekend Pub 222 will have its outdoor bar open – complete with a heated tent – in its cutesy couryard. There will also be live music from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Friday and 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday.

Claddagh Irish Pub (1702 Commons Drive, Geneva) • Live Irish Music with Mulligan Stew begins at 8 p.m. Friday and Under the Willow will take the stage at 8 p.m. Saturday. There will be live music all day long on Sunday. Sunday, the line-up kicks off at 11a.m. with Celtic Sounds, which will perform its rendition of classic Irish music; at 3 p.m. Trillium will take the stage to sing everyone’s favorite Irish pub music; and the Train Company will finish the night with Irish and American rock and blues tunes. There also will be guest appearances from local Irish dancers throughout the day Saturday and Sunday.

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TNT Movie Night – St. Charles Public Library (1 S. 6th Ave., St Charles)

• The St. Charles Public Library will show a classic Irish film at 7 p.m. tonight. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Food will also be served. The program is designed for 20- and 30-something adults as part of the Twenties ’N‘ Thirties group – TNT. RSVPs are appreciated but not required.

will take place at 8 p.m. tonight. • Tip: Before the show, head to the Harvest restaurant at Pheasant Run Resort – right next door to Fox Valley Reperatory – for a pint to bring in to the theater. No Irish wake is complete without one. The show is rated PG-13 for language. Call 630584-6342 for tickets.

St. Patrick’s Day Weekend Irish Banquet Dinner, with live music (Claddagh Irish Pub, 1702 Commons Drive, Geneva) • Claddagh Irish Pub will host a Grand Irish Banquet Dinner and Beer Tasting event from 7 to 11 p.m. tonight. The fivecourse inaugural dinner pairing will include Irish traditional dishes, such as Cheese and Spiced Nut Mix served with Killian’s; Irish Guinness Stew served with Guinness; and Cider Glazed Pork served with Magners just to name a few. Tickets cost $35 a person and are available by calling 630- 208-0337.

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• The interactive comedy “Flanagan’s Wake” is one of Chicago’s longest running shows. Audience members will be transported to the Emerald Isle where they will participate in telling stories and singing songs as the villagers “mourn” the death of their dear friend Flanagan. The show

(David L. Pierce Art & History Center, 20 E. Downer Place, Aurora)

• The Aurora Historical Society will kick off St. Patrick’s Day weekend with the Irish installment of the cultural series “Flavors of Aurora: Stirred no Shaken” from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at the David L. Pierce Art and History Center. The reception will feature bagpipes, tunes on an Irish bouzouki and traditional Irish food and brews. The exhibit will feature the cultural and economic impact of Irish settlement and population on Aurora. The exhibit will run through April 12. The event is free, but donations are appreciated.

‘Flanagan’s Wake’ at Pheasant Run (Mainstage Theater, Fox Valley Repertory, 4051 E. Main St., St Charles)

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• About 75 entrants will march down Main Street from Sixth Street to Fourth Avenue in St. Charles during the 90-minute parade.

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Planit Kane now features more entertainment news By KATHY GRESEY kgresey@shawmedia.com The entertainment section of the Kane County Chronicle has a fresh, new look. The launch of the revamped – and renamed – section coincides with a colorful and bold redesign of the Planit Kane website, www.planitkane.com. Starting today, the Thursday edition of the Kane County Chronicle will now feature an expanded entertainment section called Planit Kane. The section will include information about dining, art, live music events, theater productions and other local entertainment happenings. It also will include our “Mystery Diner” column and the “Backstage with Ron Onesti” column. Many of our readers might already be familiar with the “Planit Kane” name. Since 2010, www.Planitkane.com has been a terrific website for those seeking shopping discounts, dining information and a calendar of fun things to do around Kane County. Now even more entertainment news will be featured on the Planit Kane website, as the dining and entertainment stories that appear in the Kane County Chronicle will be included on the site. “Stay Local. Save Local.” – that is the Planit Kane motto. And for those who love to take advantage of all the great attractions Kane County has to offer, it really is a great way to maximize dollars. Have a story idea or calendar item you would like listed on www. planitkane.com? Just shoot an email to planitkanenews@shawmedia.com. Feedback about the website or the new Planit Kane section of the newspaper can be sent to me anytime using the contact information below.

• Kathy Gresey is editor of the Kane County Chronicle. Contact her at kgresey@shawmedia.com or 630-845-5368.


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The Celtic Aires perform at McNally’s Irish Pub in St. Charles. Pictured left to right are Martin Doyle of Dublin, Paul McHugh of Belfast and Mary Mayer of Chicago.

Parade to highlight weekend • ST. PATRICK Continued from page 15 Irish Dancers, high school bands, bagpipers, authentic Irish music, clubs and organizations will hit the pavement in celebration of St. Patrick’s Day weekend. The parade will take place at 2 p.m. Saturday (rain or shine). • A bit o‘ history: This year’s parade grand marshall is Rosie Martinez, who left Dublin to help Maurice McNally open McNally’s Traditional Irish Pub in the late ’90s. In 2000, Martinez successfully organized the first St. Patrick’s Day Parade in St. Charles alongside the chamber of commerce and the city.

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Little Traveler Luncheon (Atrium Cafe, Little Traveler, 404 S. Third St., Geneva)

• The Atrium Cafe in the Little Traveler will host a St. Patrick’s Day luncheon at noon Saturday. Attendees will enjoy an Irish-themed lunch, and a sampling of wine will accompany each course. To reserve a spot, call 630-232-4200 or sign up with an associate in the antiques room of Little Traveler.

Folk Music at Grand Victoria Casino (250 S. Grove Ave., Elgin)

Deck Out Your Lucky Dog contest (Municipal Building, 2 E. Main St., St Charles) • Dress your canine in chic green to compete in the Deck Out Your Lucky Dog contest and a chance to win Best-Costumed Pet. Dogs donning green will also join the parade as part of the procession. On Saturday, those interested should meet in front of the Municipal Building in St. Charles from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. or register online at www.downtownstcharles. org.

Arcada’s St. Patrick’s Day Dance Show (Arcada Theatre, 105 E. Main St., St. Charles) • Before the parade Saturday, head to the historic Ar-

• Just One of the Girls, an Irish Folk group celebrating the spirit of Irish diaspora in the U.S., will perform high-energy music with three-part harmonies from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday at the Grand Victoria Casino.

St. Pat’s Day Bowling Fundraiser (St. Charles Bowl, 2520 W. Main St., St. Charles) • The St. Charles Noon Rotary Club will host a St. Patrick’s Day-themed bowling fundraiser and bake sale from noon to 2 p.m. Sunday at St. Charles Bowl. Sign in and registration is at 11:30 a.m. The event costs $25 a person or $125 per lane, and includes two games, shoes, pizza and pop.

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GENEVA –The small Russian village of Anatevka will come to life Thursday, March 14, through Saturday, March 16, as Geneva High School presents the well-loved, Tony Award-winning musical “Fiddler on the Roof.” The classic tale centers on the life of one family: Tevye,

wife Golde and their ive daughters in Czarist Russia in 1905. Performances will take place at 7:30 p.m. all three nights in the school’s newly renovated auditorium at 416 McKinley Ave., Geneva. All seats are reserved. Tickets are $10 for adults and $7 for students (high school age and younger) and seniors.

To order tickets, e-mail Debbie Hanson at dhanson@ geneva304.org or call 630463-3838. All orders will be confirmed. If available, a limited number of tickets will be sold at the door. The box office will open at 6:30 p.m. the evening of each show; advance sales are strongly encouraged due to the popularity of the show.

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Fermilab Lecture Series to include documentary BATAVIA – The Fermilab Lecture Series will include the program “The Believers:

A Science Documentary” at 8 p.m. Friday, March 15, in the Ramsey Auditorium at Fermilab, located at Pine Street and Kirk Road in Batavia.

The cost is $7. Reserve tickets by calling 630-840-2787 or purchase them online with no additional fees at www.fnal.gov/culture.

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Paramount presents stellar version of ‘Fiddler’ By ERIC SCHELKOPF eschelkopf@shawmedia AURORA – The Paramount Theatre concludes its second season of self-produced Broadway musicals in spectacular fashion with the beloved classic “Fiddler on the Roof.” From the opening number, “Tradition,” this version of “Fiddler on the Roof” abounds with energy. For those not familiar with the story, “Fiddler on the Roof,” set in Tsarist Russia in 1905, revolves around Tevye, a milkman who does everything he can to maintain his family and their religious traditions. But despite his best efforts, with five strongwilled daughters, a loyal yet independent wife and an ever-changing society, the safety and stability of his old world is disappearing. The Paramount’s always impressive sets do much in setting the mood of the story. But the real star of the show is understudy David Girolmo, who filled in for an ailing Peter Kevoian in the title role of Tevye.

Girolmo’s strong vocals and humor-filled performance earned him well-deserved accolades from the audience. The fact that he was so prepared to step into the role underscores the importance of an understudy. Also putting in an impressive performance was St. Charles native Matthew Jones, who filled in for Girolmo in the role of Lazar Wolf. Audiences might remember Jones from Paramount’s recent version of “The Music Man.” Paramount’s Artistic Director Jim Corti, who launched and oversees the theater’s Broadway series, directs this version of “Fiddler on the Roof” in loving fashion. Given the strong singing and choreography throughout this production, it ranks among Paramount’s best to date. “Fiddler on the Roof” runs through March 24, and single tickets range from $34.90 to $46.90, available by calling 630-896-6666 or visiting www.paramountaurora.com. The production is rated G.

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The guy who tracked the weather radar came down and told me there was a severe storm warning for our area. Although the sky began to get cloudy, there was no way it was even going to rain ... so I thought. Now it’s about 3 p.m. and I was standing on our stage doing a sound check. As I am doing this, I am looking off into the horizon. Something doesn’t seem right. The wind starts to pick up – I mean chairs are blowing over the place. All of a

sudden, a massive twister touches down at the opposite end of the 44-acre centerfield directly across from the stage. I actually watched it form. And then, it began “walking” toward me, right down the midway! Really, I had never seen anything before like it! I started yelling to my crew to take cover, literally throwing guys off the stage. In a nick of time, I jumped off the stage and took cover under one of our trucks carrying sound equipment. Aside from a few of the chairs being thrown in the air like that scene in “The Wizard Of Oz,” the twister danced it’s way neatly down the center, barely disturbing any of the many tents and attractions we had there. But as it approached the stage, it got really mad. It was almost as if it touched down just to beat up on it. The hefty winds picked it up off the ground. Then, the twister lifted the roof (which was fortified with four-foot steel rods staked into the ground), spun it and left us with pieces of raw metal bent

into a massive pretzel of steel hovering dangerously above the stage. The funnel cloud then went on its merry way and dissipated into the sky. The sun came out and it was like nothing happened, except for a stage that looked like it was in a terrible automobile accident. My brother Rich and I had to act fast. We re-activated our troops (our sound crew, some horse manure custodians and a couple of jockeys who were no real help at all). We used the bulldozer from the manure guys to lift us up to the top of the stage roof so that we could disconnect it from the stage … a killer as I am afraid of heights and I was about 25 feet off the ground. I was literally hanging from the top beam of the roof in order to bend it back a bit and separate it from the stage! It worked. We were left with just a platform ... but would Toby play on it? According to his contract, if the weather posed any sort of threat, he could refuse to

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play … and still get paid. I looked down behind the stage and there he was, just looking at me and shaking his head. I jumped down off the stage and introduced myself. He is 6’3”, but between his signature straw cowboy hat and those Oklahoma boots of his, I was lookin’ up at a 7-footer! “Boy,” he said, “I have been overseas and have met a lot of brave soldiers, but what I just seen you go through … you should get a Bronze Star!” So, he went on as scheduled and opened the show with his then No. 1 hit, “Who’s That Man.” He dedicated it to the guy who saved his show that night. For me, it was just another day of makin’ the best out of music… and of manure.

• Ron Onesti is president and CEO of Onesti Entertainment Corp. and the Arcada Theatre in St. Charles. He provides personal recollections of events and people that he has encountered over the years. Send comments to planitkanenews@shawmedia.com.

PLANIT KANE BRIEFS Park district to host Mom & Son Night GENEVA – The Geneva Park District has planned its Mom & Son Night from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, March 16, at Geneva High School, 416 McKinley Ave., Geneva. There will be dancing, snacks and entertainment. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. for check-in and pictures. The cost for residents is $10 per person, and the cost for nonresidents is $15 per person. Advance registration is required. Early registration is encouraged, as space is limited. For information or to register, call 630-232-4542 or visit www. genevaparks.org.

Easter Bunny making rounds in park district ST. CHARLES – The Easter Bunny is making his rounds through the St. Charles Park District. Each registered participant,

ages 1 through 7, will have the opportunity to get a picture taken with the bunny and receive a chocolate treat The fee for one resident child is $17; cost is $25.50 for nonresidents. The additional child fee is $3 for residents and $4.50 for nonresidents. Families can choose to attend between 9 a.m. and noon Saturday, March 16, and between noon and 3 p.m. Saturday, March 23. Advanced registration is required. For information, visit www.stcparks.org.

Breakfast with the Easter Bunny set for March 23 GENEVA – Breakfast with the Easter Bunny is set for 9 and 10 a.m. Saturday, March 23, at the Stephen D. Persinger Recreation Center, 3507 Kaneville Road, Geneva. The breakfast includes pancakes and pictures with the Easter Bunny. Awesome Parties arties • Great Open Play

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Spring Country Folk Art Festival set ST. CHARLES – The Spring Country Folk Art Festival is set to take place Friday, March 22, through Sunday, March 24, at the Kane County Fairgrounds, 525 S. Randall Road, St. Charles. Hours are 6 to 10 p.m. March 22, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 23

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You may recall from one of my previous columns that I produced concerts at race tracks a few years ago, one of them being a show we did with James Brown at Hawthorne Racecourse. Well there was another time we produced a concert with a relatively new superstar on the country music scene, Toby Keith. At the time, he had the No. 1 hit on the country music charts. Since then, he has become one of the biggest stars in country music history, not only for his accomplishments in the field, but also for his undying patriotism and commitment to supporting U.S. war veterans. It was in the centerfield of the Sportsman’s Park Racetrack in Cicero. We worked all morning and set it up like a festival, with a main stage on one end of the centerfield, food and merchandise tents lining the sides and 5,000 chairs down the center. The sun was shining ... it was going to be a great day! At least it looked that way at noon. Right around 1 p.m., the sky began to darken.

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Szechwan reinvents space, keeps cuisine Reenforced and renovated, Szechwan restaurant in downtown St. Charles is back, bringing with it the same delicious fusion of Chinese, Mandarin and Cantonese cuisine. After having closed in 2011 due to a structural collapse, which caused part of the building to sink nearly two feet, Szechwan reopened over the summer with reinvented flair. Seated on the second floor of a building dating back to 1910 (117 W. Main St.), the renovated space includes a new fully-equipped bar, booths, a built-in buffet, an elevator and heightened views of picturesque downtown St. Charles. The only thing that has changed about the menu is that you can now place orders online. Seated at a booth overlooking Main Street, our waiter, who served me at a previous outing to Szechwan, assumed we wanted the lunch buffet at ($9.95) and when we decided to order from the menu, he tried to save us money by saying that the lunch buffet was a better value because it offered most of the items on the menu. His honesty was much appreciated, and I expected nothing less from Szechwan’s great service and friendly staff. I decided I would hede his advice on another visit, because the House Special Lo Mein ($13.95) with shrimp, beef and chicken had my name written all over it. The House Special Lo Mein was a recommendation on my previous visit – and – yes, I ordered it a second time. My dining companion ordered the Crispy Sesame Seed Chicken ($12.95), served in a tangy brown glaze with a side of white rice. We also ordered the Crab Meat Won Tons ($5.95) – deep fried and flaky dumplings served with crab meat and cream cheese. Since the Won Tons took a little longer than expected, an employee came over and told us that we could help ourselves to the won tons at the buffet, and that they would be her treat. At that moment, our won tons arrived. But we appreciated the gesture – something I think restaurants should take into account, and do more often. Trust me, customers notice, and WILL come back.

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Szechwan Address: 117 W. Main St., St. Charles Phone: 630-513-1889 Website: szechwanstc.com The combination of the Won Ton’s flaky fried dough and creamy filling was delectable. We ate them one by one – some with a smattering of sweet and sour sauce and others with soy. They tasted great both ways. Wood floors running through the wide-open space, which can accomodate 125 guests, as well as windows that stretch the length of the high ceilings, give Szechwan a open-air vibe. And I love a great view. Don’t feel bashful about asking a waiter to raise the blinds for a better look. With bellies full, we took a minute to peruse the bar area, where you can see a glimpse of the Fox River. On our way out, we quickly inquired about whether or not the restaurant still served its famous Mai Thai’s ($5.95) – a secret recipe that blends fine rums with a special mix of juices. A woman working the front counter affirmed. “We still make the best Mai Thais,” she said with a radiant smile; and a contagious laugh. I happen to also concur. As cocktails go, the Mai Thai is king, and Szechwan’s Mai Thai’s are pretty fabulous. Before traversing the stairway to the outside world and back into the unforgiving weather, I eyed a spot perfect for decompressing after a long day at work. I could visualize myself seated at a corner table in the bar facing the river and nursing a Mai Thai while dreaming of blue skies, sunshine and warm weather.

• The Mystery Diner is a newsroom employee at the Kane County Chronicle. The diner’s identity is not revealed.The diner visits different restaurants and then reports on the experience.

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ABOVE: Szechwan serves a delicious blend of Chinese, Mandarin and Cantonese cuisine, such as the House Special Lo Mein and Crispy Sesame Chicken. BELOW: The Szechwan restaurant boasts great views of downtown St. Charles.

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The Fox Valley Hawks boys ice hockey team, coached by Jim Quinn (left), is in the quarterinals of the Blackhawks Cup Varsity Combined division. The Hawks play tonight. PAGE 27

• ST. CHARLES NORTH’S QUINTEN PAYNE NAMED KANE COUNTY CHRONICLE BOYS BASKETBALL PLAYER OF THE YEAR. PAGE 24 • KCC COACH OF THE YEAR, ALL-AREA TEAMS SELECTED. PAGE 26 Sandy Bressner - sbressner@shawmedia.com

St. Charles North senior Quinten Payne is the Kane County Chronicle Boys Basketball Player of the Year. Payne led the area in scoring at almost 20 points a game.

ON CAMPUS WITH FORMER ACC STAR Anthony Kelley (left), an Aurora Central Catholic graduate, is aiming to lourish for the IllinoisChicago men’s basketball team as the Flames will compete in the Collegeinsider.com tournament next week, writes sports reporter Dennis D. Jacobs. PAGE 28

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T. CHARLES – Quinten Payne plays a dynamite game, then hops out of bed the next morning ready to work on his game. Quinten Payne misses two free throws with the game on the line, and attacks his next workouts exactly the same, with no time for self-pity. Through the highs and the lows, the St. Charles North senior never wavers from his almost preternatural, daily focus on becoming an elite basketball player. As a senior, Payne reaped the fruits of his steadfast years of devotion, closing his threeyear run with the North Stars in top form and earning Kane County Chronicle Boys Basketball Player of the Year honors. Even as part of an immediate family that has produced five Division I college basketball players – two parents, three children – Payne’s dedication to basketball greatness stands out. North Stars coach Tom Poulin had a hard time likening Payne’s ambition to other athletes he’s been around, settling on Poulin sister Anne Poulin’s zealotry for soccer – she was a key cog in St. Charles High School’s girls soccer dynasty – as a workable comparison. “I think Quinten’s along those same lines,” Poulin said. “He just loves basketball completely, loves every aspect of it – preparing for it, watching film, training individually, training as a team. He wakes up and his schedule is full, and he loves that.” Poulin’s occasional admonitions for Payne to take a day off to recharge mostly went unheeded. The hyper-active, high-rising 6-foot-4 guard has seen his share of adversity at North to further stoke his competitive blaze. From the moment he transferred to North after a state tournament berth with his

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St. Charles North senior Quinten Payne is the Kane County Chronicle Boys Basketball Player of the Year.

More online Log on to KCChronicle.com/ preps for a video of Player of the Year Quinten Payne discussing his North career. Florida school as a high school freshman, Payne was the center of attention for the North Stars. His own early success and his family’s well-known basketball name ensured he’d be a lightning rod for every opposing student section throughout Chicagoland. The family hoops tree goes like this: Father Kent Payne, the athletic director at Elgin Community College, played collegiately at Southern Illinois. Mother Sherry played college ball at DePaul. Payne’s older brother, Cully, is perhaps most responsible for the Payne name resonating so clearly. He committed to play at DePaul as an eighth-grader, and several transfers – both in high school and college – ultimately led Cully to Loyola, where his college hoops career will overlap with Quinten for at least one season next year. Middle sister Kaitlyn Payne

is playing at Eastern Illinois. At the time unaware of his parents’ basketball prowess, Payne recalls arguing with a fellow elementary school student who cited his mother’s playing pedigree. He said his parents have made a point to focus on the current generation’s exploits rather than their glory days. “I thought that was really what kind of what keeps me humble, my brother and sister humble, is they don’t talk about their college days or anything like that,” Payne said. “They want us to grow up and have our own thing. “They just let us go and do our thing and have fun with it, and then they gave us every resource that we need – if we need a skills guy, if we needed to go shoot they’d go rebound, if we needed somebody to lift with us. They would do whatever it took to get us to the level, and I don’t think a lot of parents have that, where they’d give everything it took out of their time.” Even as Payne swiftly emerged as an impact player for the North Stars as a sophomore and junior, expectations were set so high that

his successes were perhaps unfairly overshadowed by the occasional high-turnover game or cold night from the perimeter. It didn’t help that, as a team, the North Stars hovered around the .500 mark, despite sharing for the conference title last season. Through it all – every last “Overrated” or “Cully’s better” chant from an opposing student section – Payne showed thick skin and resolve. He kept knifing into the lane. Kept refining that 3-point shot. Kept getting better. “I wish I had more of his disposition of being able to digest things a little better and take things in and process it,” Kent Payne said. “I think he’s an unbelievable processor of keeping things in proper perspective. I think it’s a great gift he has. My wife Sherry says he has a terrific balance to himself, from playing the game to training to academics to life. He just has a terrific balance, a very mature balance, and as the dad of a senior in high school, that’s a really cool feeling. It makes up for some of my immatureness.”

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WHAT TO WATCH Baseball World Baseball Classic, second round, Dominican Republic vs. United States, at Miami, 6 p.m., MLB Men’s college basketball Big Ten Conference, first round, Illinois vs. Minnesota, at Chicago, 11 a.m., BTN Big Ten Conference, first round, Michigan vs. Penn State, at Chicago, 1:30 p.m., BTN Big Ten Conference, first round, Purdue vs. Nebraska, at Chicago, 5:30 p.m., ESPN2 Big Ten Conference, first round, Iowa vs. Northwestern, at Chicago, 7:30 p.m., ESPN2 Big East Conference, quarterfinal, Marquette vs. Notre Dame-Rutgers winner, at New York, 8:30 p.m., ESPN Pro basketball Dallas at San Antonio, 7 p.m., TNT New York at Portland, 9:30 p.m., TNT Pro hockey Blackhawks at Columbus, 7 p.m., CSN

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PREP SCHEDULE TODAY Baseball: Lincoln-Way Central at Marmion, 4:30 p.m. Girls soccer: Batavia at Plainfield Central, 4:30 p.m.; St. Charles North at Conant, 6 p.m. Girls badminton: Geneva at East Aurora, 4:30 p.m.; Lake Park at St. Charles East, 4:15 p.m.; St. Charles North at Bartlett, 4:30 p.m. Boys water polo: St. Charles North at Lockport, 5 p.m. Girls water polo: Lockport at St. Charles North, 6 p.m.


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2012-13 KANE COUNTY CHRONICLE BOYS BASKETBALL ALL-AREA TEAM FIRST TEAM DOM ADDUCI St. Charles East, Jr., G Adduci shouldered the Saints’ scoring load admirably once Kendall Stephens went down with a season-ending injury, averaging 15.3 points while acclimating to shared ball-handling duties with emerging sophomore Cole Gentry. Was second on East in assists (2.5 apg), and had a big hand in East pulling out several narrow victories. QUINTEN PAYNE St. Charles North, Sr., G The Kane County Chronicle Player of the Year was the leading scorer in the Tri-Cities at 19.8 points a game and saved some of his best outings for high-profile games at the Pontiac Holiday Tournament and in regionals. The ultra-aggressive, Loyola-bound wing led North in steals (1.2 spg) and was second in rebounds (4.9 rpg). Tallied 1,354 points in three years at North. NATE NAVIGATO Geneva, So., F Navigato hit the game-winning shot in his first high school game against Marmion, and never trailed off, leading Geneva in scoring (15.7 ppg) and rebounding (6.2 rpg) while playing a consistent, under-control floor game. The 6-foot-6 sophomore shot 53 percent from the floor and 41 percent from beyond the arc, where he led the Vikings with 48 3s. GORDON BEHR Wheaton Academy, Jr., F The 6-foot-8 forward led the Suburban Christian Conference Blue champion Warriors in scoring at 15 points a game and was second on the team in

rebounding behind area leader Brandon Ruggles. Shot 50 percent from the floor and 41 percent from 3-point land. Receiving Division I recruiting interest. MAKUR PUOU Mooseheart, Jr., F/C The First-Team All-State selection helped deliver Mooseheart out of basketball obscurity as the Ramblers won 24 games and their first regional title. The 6-foot-10, explosive post threat led the Ramblers in scoring (19 ppg) and rebounding (10.8 rpg) while blocking 106 shots on the season.

SECOND TEAM Cole Gentry, St. Charles East, So., G Micah Coffey, Batavia, Jr., G Matt Limbrunner, Kaneland, Sr., F Brandon Ruggles, Wheaton Academy, Sr., F Phil Schuetz, Aurora Central Catholic, Sr., F

HONORABLE MENTION Anthony Andujar, Aurora Central Catholic, Sr., G; Connor Chapman, Geneva, Sr., F/C; Drew David, Kaneland, Jr., G; Mangisto Deng, Mooseheart, Jr., G; Moter Deng, Burlington Central, Sr., F; Alec Goetz, St. Charles North, Jr., G; Johnathan Harrell, Aurora Christian, Jr., G; Andrew Kimball, St. Francis, Sr., G; Ryan McQuade, Aurora Christian, Sr., F; Tony Neari, St. Charles North, Sr., G; Chris Parrilli, Geneva, Jr., G; Jason Pisarski, St. Francis, Sr., G/F; Jake Pollack, Batavia, Sr., G; John Pruett, Kaneland, Jr., F; Collin Roy, Wheaton Academy, Sr., G; Mike Rueffer, Batavia, Sr., G; Josh Ruggles, Wheaton Academy, So., G; Kendall Stephens, St. Charles East, Sr., G/F; Zach Strittmatter, Batavia, Sr., F; Ryan Suttle, Aurora Christian, Sr., G; Alex Theisen, Marmion, Sr., G; Mike Trimble, Geneva, Sr., F; A.J. Washington, St. Charles East, Jr., F; Cory Windle, Aurora Christian, Sr., F; Tim Zettinger, St. Francis, Sr., G

– Jay Schwab, jschwab@shawmedia.com

2012-13 KANE COUNTY CHRONICLE BOYS BASKETBALL COACH OF THE YEAR

Ward hitting stride late in career By JAY SCHWAB jschwab@shawmedia.com Bob Ward started coaching high school basketball at the lower levels in the late 1970s, and the basketball lifer has hardly come up for air since. Ward did, though, have a decade-long hiatus from the head coaching ranks before taking over at St. Francis two years ago. Perhaps it’s Bob no coincidence Ward that some of Ward’s finest handiwork has come after the break. Having taken the Spartans to an IHSA Class 3A supersectional this season after guiding St. Francis to a sectional final during his debut year, Ward is 2 for 2 in claiming Kane County Chronicle Boys Basketball Coach of the Year honors. Ward said “a couple health blips” contributed to him stepping down as head coach at Wheaton North in

2000, and he spent most of the next decade assisting at various levels of the Falcons’ program under current Batavia coach and close friend Jim Nazos. While returning to his roots as an assistant, Ward said he took “mental notes” of what he might do differently if he had another chance as a head coach after previous stops at Spring Valley Hall, Round Lake and Wheaton North. “I just think my 10 years off made me grow in a lot of different ways, as an Xs and Os guy, and as a people guy,” Ward said. Whatever adjustments he’s made, the latest incarnation of Ward as a head coach has yielded blockbuster results for the Spartans, who have won 20 or more games and regional titles back-toback for the first time in program history. This year’s 22-8 squad was less than two minutes from trekking to Peoria, taking a 45-44 lead with 1:53 to go against Bartonville Limestone on Tuesday at the NIU Supersectional before falling

to the Rockets, 55-50. St. Francis won four hotly contested postseason games to earn the supersectional berth, eliminating Kaneland, Aurora Central Catholic, Woodstock and Rockford Lutheran. Spartans senior guard Andrew Kimball said the resourceful Ward had St. Francis locked in for each opponent. “He has connections to everybody,” Kimball said. “He gets scouts from everyone. He knows what the game plan is, and every practice, he brings it, and he forces us to make ourselves better in practice every day. He really pushes you, and that’s what makes you great.” The Spartans’ extended run was hard to forecast leading up to the season (last year’s star, Ryan Coyle, had graduated) and as recently as a few weeks ago, considering St. Francis struggled in February, including consecutive losses to Immaculate Conception and Wheaton Academy to close the regular season. “Ultimately it’s the kids that right the ship, and these kids did,” Ward said.

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By KEVIN DRULEY kdruley@shawmedia.com

Here come the Hawks A glance at the Fox Valley Hawks’ playoff run in the Blackhawk Cup Varsity Combined division: First round (19) Fox Valley 4, (14) Libertyville 1 Second round Fox Valley 1, (3) Maine Township 0 Today’s quarterfinal Fox Valley vs. (6) Bartlett, 8:25 p.m., The Edge Ice Arena, Bensenville third-seeded Maine Township – coming off a bye – with a 1-0 victory. Goaltender Jon Durrbeck (Wheaton Warrenville South) posted the shutout as junior defenseman Andrew Kielion (Batavia) provided the only offense with a goal late in the second period. Kielion’s goal in part exemplified his club’s

seasonlong resilience, as the score was a product of persistent net-crashing from the start of the game. “Definitely, I like to hop up in the play and produce some offense back from the ‘D,’ ” Kielion said. “Especially since we’re now in these playoffs, you’ve got to take chances.” If the underdog narrative wasn’t enough for the Hawks, there also is an element of sending their outgoing coach out in style. Jim Quinn, who guided the St. Charles North club and St. Charles co-op before the Hawks amalgamation debuted this season, told players at midseason he planned to step down because “I need a little bit of a break.” Ailing recently with a herniated disc in his back, Quinn was not in attendance for Mon-

day’s game and said he was uncertain if he would be on the bench tonight. Assistants Chris and Dan Bednarek, both former East athletes, filled in Monday. “Hopefully, I’ll pull together and be there for the next game,” said Quinn, who had a spinal epidural about a week ago, “but I’m not 100 percent positive.” Nick Falzone, a former coach with Geneva and South Elgin, among other stops, will succeed Quinn and is set to be on hand at Fox Valley this weekend. Whether he only has a group of newcomers to address come Sunday remains to be seen. “We knew it was going to be a tough game Monday, but we’re really dead set on going through this tournament and continuing our season,” Kielion said.

Payne leads area in scoring, ready to play at Loyola • PAYNE Continued from page 24 As a senior, Payne was the top scorer in the Tri-Cities, averaging 19.8 points. He was also North’s second leading rebounder and his uncommonly explosive drives made him a regular at the foul line, where he shot 74 percent. Many of his best performances came in marquee games. He sparkled as North went 3-1 at the prestigious Pontiac Holiday Tournament, and Payne played some of his best basketball in his final games as a North Star. Poulin recalled Payne looking him “dead in the eye” a few weeks before North faced archival St. Charles East in regionals – the teams’ fourth meeting of the season, with East taking two of the first three – and promised not to let the North Stars lose the game. He backed that up with a 26-point outburst in North’s 69-53 victory, and then poured in 28 points in a losing cause against Larkin in the Class 4A South Elgin Regional title game.

The tight-knit North Stars went 18-11 on the season – the best record during Payne’s three seasons – but Poulin said “it will bother me for a long time” that Payne never had a chance to play deep into the state tournament at North. It irks Payne, too, but he’s never had the time to wallow. “There’s no way I can go back in time and change anything so I don’t really have any regrets this year,” Payne said. “Yes, I would have loved to hit the shot against Waukegan, made the free throws against East to beat them [during the regular season], but those are things that helped my game, made me work on my free throws, made me work on tough jumpers, things like that. “I would have loved to win a regional championship, win sectionals, go downstate, all those different things, but if they were meant to be, they would have happened. … I think all of the things that have happened over the last three years have built me to where I need to be, and have set me up for success in col-

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St. Charles North’s Quinten Payne drives toward the basket around Larkin’s Quentin Ruff during the Class 4A South Elgin Regional title game March 1. lege and after college.” Payne’s relocation to the north side of Chicago shouldn’t be too anxiety-laden. Since moving from St. Charles after fourth grade, Payne has lived in Burlington, Schaumburg and Florida before a return to St. Charles that he relished three years ago. How come? Basketball, of course. “Basketball down there, it’s not the same as up here,” Payne said. “When you get to regional games [in Illi-

nois], it’s always sold out, it’s packed, big crowds. Down there, it’s not the same. Football is more their main thing down there.” Maybe it was the transient nature of Cully’s career that fueled a whopper of a rumor last summer that Payne would be transferring for his senior year, perhaps to St. Charles East. Payne’s phone blew up for a few days as the rumor swirled, but he laughed it off, saying there never was any validity.

“I wasn’t going anywhere,” Payne said. “Coach Poulin knew that. That’s why everyone was calling me, ‘Hey, are you really doing this?’ and he never called me, never asked. He knew I was staying. He knew I was going to finish up my senior year with him.” Poulin feels so strongly about Payne as a person and a player that he said North’s No. 12 jersey – worn previously by former North Star great Jonathan DeMoss and now Payne – will not be recirculated until a deeply deserving up-and-comer emerges. Never one to make life easy on himself, Payne plans to double major in accounting and finance at Loyola. Remarkably, he’ll be teaming up with his older brother for the first time when they both wear Ramblers jerseys in the winter. “I know he’s going to get on me harder than anybody else, which is what I need,” Payne said. “I think that’s going to make me a lot better of a player.” For Payne, that’s always the idea.

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Spring registration for the Fox Valley Hawks’ April and May hockey session begins with open skates at Geneva’s Fox Valley Ice Arena on Saturday and Sunday. If the Hawks aren’t careful, Sunday’s turnout could be pretty Jim scarce. T h e t e a m Quinn is one victory away from playing in a Blackhawk Cup Varsity Combined semifinal that morning. The mixture of players from seven schools – including St. Charles East, St. Charles North, Batavia, Geneva and Kaneland – talked about jell-

ing since the season started. Once the playoffs arrived, they delivered, and enter tonight’s quarterfinal against Bartlett at The Edge Ice Arena in Bensenville seeking a third straight victory against a higher-seeded foe. “ W e ’ r e definitely surprised,” said Billy Petersen, a junior forward from East, “but Andrew we’ve still been Kielion working hard. I guess it’s paying off now, all the hard work we’ve gone through.” Fox Valley, the tournament’s No. 19 seed, topped No. 14 Libertyville, 4-1, in its Feb. 27 postseason opener to advance to Monday’s second round. There, the Hawks upset

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Kelley looking for strong finish with UIC men’s hoops Anthony Kelley is still working on writing a happy ending to his basketball career at the Illinois-Chicago. Much of the 6-foot-6 guard’s four years with the Flames was marked by frustration. The Aurora Central Catholic grad spent most of it watching the action from the bench. But about halfway through his senior season, he finally worked his way into the starting lineup. “Everything finally came to fruition at the end,” he said in a phone interview this week. “I couldn’t ask for a better ending to my last year.” Well, except Anthony for maybe a Kelley better ending to his final Horizon League game. The Flames (17-15) lost to Wisconsin-Green Bay (18-14) in the quarterfinals of the conference tournament, 64-63, when Sultan Muhammad hit a 3-pointer for the Phoenix with less than two seconds left in the game. “You don’t expect to go out like that,” Kelley said. “It felt like that ball was in the air for minutes.” Kelley started the game and made the only two shots he took, a pair of 3-pointers. He was watching from the bench when Muhammad hit his buzzer beater. “How else do you respond to that but just drop your head?” he asked. “It’s tough to swallow, especially after four years.” The winner of the Horizon League tournament receives an automatic bid to the NCAA Division I basketball tournament. Wisconsin-Green Bay fell in the semifinals to Valparaiso (26-7) on a last-second 3-pointer and the Crusaders went on to win the championship game. “We’ve still got an opportunity to get some postseason play,” Kelley noted. That opportunity presented itself Tuesday when the Flames accepted an invitation to participate in the Collegeinsider.

ON CAMPUS Dennis D. Jacobs com Tournament. UIC will host a first-round game Wednesday against an opponent to be determined. Any victory would be the first post-season win in UIC history. The Flames are 0-4 all-time in the NCAA and NIT tournaments. Their last postseason appearance was 2004, five years before Kelley arrived on campus. “I had a couple other offers,” Kelley recalled. “It came down to UIC just being the right choice for me. It was reasonably close to home … and it was in Chicago. I’ve always liked Chicago since I was young.” Kelley also was recruited by North Dakota State during his outstanding prep career at ACC. With Kelley averaging 20 points a game, the Chargers went 24-4 his senior year and won the Suburban Catholic Conference championship. Kelley was named the league MVP. This season started with Kelley still riding the bench, but he continued to work hard. He was often the last player in the gym after practice, working on his shooting. It was on one such occasion that UIC coach Howard Moore pulled him aside to tell him he was rewarding his dedication with a start against conference rival Loyola. “It was a great feeling,” Kelley said. “Up until that point, I really felt like I hadn’t had an opportunity … to show what I could do.” Kelley started 12 of the 18 games he’s appeared in this season, averaging 3.9 points and 3.4 rebounds a game.

Dennis D. Jacobs writes the On Campus column for the Kane County Chronicle. To suggest local college athletes deserving recognition, email him at mngeditor@yahoo.com.

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TODAY’S BIRTHDAYS

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HOROSCOPE By BERNICE BEDE OSOL Newspaper Enterprise Association TODAY – Don’t be surprised if you become involved in endeavors that challenge your imagination and creativity during the coming months. Pressure will both stimulate your mental processes and enhance your performance. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) – You’ll have a commanding presence about you that others will find quite attractive. To your credit, you’ll know how to assert yourself without offending anybody in the process. ARIES (March 21-April 19) – Something out of the ordinary might result from an unexpected chain of events. Chances are it will open up a new pipeline that can produce some quality gains. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) – Don’t be surprised if you sense that something good is about to happen, even if you don’t know the circumstances. Let positive thinking light the fuse of this exciting cycle. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) – Although you’ll get some brilliant ideas, they must not be executed prematurely if you want them to work. Don’t allow impulsiveness to distort your timing. CANCER (June 21-July 22) – Treat the day’s happenings philosophically and you’ll be able to make molehills out of mountains. Adopting an easygoing attitude will inspire others to act likewise. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) – You’re likely to have a slight edge over your competitors. Your ace in the hole will be a reserve of resources, both material and mental, upon which you can easily draw. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) – Upon occasion, you can be rigid and inflexible when it comes to your views. Today, however, you could surprise everybody with your open-minded nature. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) – Take matters into your own hands regarding something that you want changed. If it’s not happening on its own, make the transformation yourself. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) – The key to getting along with others is being cooperative. You’ll have to set the example – only then will others treat you as you wish to be treated. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) – You should take pride in your work, regardless of its significance. Additionally, performing to the best of your ability will greatly enhance your self-esteem. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) – Because you’re not apt to take yourself or events too seriously, smooth sailing is indicated. You are less likely to be broadsided when you stop worrying about your ego. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) – The aspects are extremely favorable for you where things of a material nature are concerned. Some financial opportunities will most likely develop from at least two different sources.

Yes bringing albums to Chicago area By ERIC SCHELKOPF eschelkopf@shawmedia.com The Grammy-winning rock band Yes will perform three of its classic albums in their entirety – 1971’s “The Yes Album,” 1972’s “Close To The Edge” and 1977’s “Going For The One” – when it plays Saturday at The Venue at Horseshoe Casino, 777 Casino Center Drive, Hammond, Ind. The show starts at 8 p.m., and tickets range from $35 to $70, available at www.ticketmaster.com. Kane County Chronicle reporter Eric Schelkopf had the chance to talk to Yes keyboardist Geoff Downes about the tour and his long career.

Eric Schelkopf: The tour started a few days ago. What’s the pleasure for you in playing these three albums? Geoff Downes: It’s a real challenge. Yes is sort of known for its albums, so it’s really important that we can apply ourselves to it and do the albums in their entirety, as they were originally conceived.

ES: As far as these three particular albums, what do you like about performing them live? GD: They’ve all got their own kind of great things about them. They were conceived as albums, so it’s like playing two sides of a piece of vinyl. Not having been involved actually in the recording of any of the three albums we are doing at the moment, it’s kind of a real insight into what made their music so historically popular. It’s timeless music that people still enjoy listening to today.

ES: You joined Yes in 1980, replacing Rick Wakeman. Were those big shoes to fill? GD: I was in the band briefly in the early 1980s, when we did the “Drama” album. And we came back together for 2011’s album “Fly From Here,” which I already had contributed some of the material towards. Trevor Horn, who produced the album, is an old friend of mine from The Buggles days, and he wanted me more involved. I think it was a case where I sort of morphed back into the band, in many ways.

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The Grammy-winning rock band Yes will perform three of its classic albums in their entirety Saturday at The Venue at Horseshoe Casino, 777 Casino Center Drive, Hammond, Ind.

ES: Of course, you are also juggling being in the band Asia. Is it hard to juggle being in both bands? GD: It’s not easy going from one to the other sometimes, but it seems to be OK so far. Asia is really a different kind of band in many ways. It’s a slightly different type of music. Yes is very much an album-designed band in many ways, and I think Asia is more of a song-orientated rock band. I’m privileged to be able to do both. Each has its own merits in various ways, and obviously Asia is very important to me, as a founding member and co-writer of a lot of the material.

ES: Steve Howe recently left Asia. How do you think that will change the band? GD: Steve had other things that he wanted to do. There was no big fallout or anything like that. We gave it a very good shot I think, for the six years of the reunion, from 2006 up until a few months ago.

ES: Do you think Asia will carry forth

without him? GD: Yeah, I think the band will continue. I think both John Wetton and Carl Palmer want to continue with the band. We’ve got another guitarist now, Sam Coulson. He’s one of these young guitarists that are coming through, and I think it will be a good opportunity for him to hopefully get some experience with the old pros.

ES: You’ve been in the music business for a long time. I guess I find it interesting that you co-wrote the song “Video Killed The Radio Star” as a member of The Buggles. That song was the first video on MTV and now it seems like MTV doesn’t really play videos anymore. GD: I think that’s just the way it’s gone. It was very exciting when MTV first came out. It’s changed. They don’t play music anymore, so it’s kind of weird that it’s called MTV, because there’s no music on there. Having said that, things do change, and I think one has to accept that’s the way the world is.

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Son trades on lies and good looks to get by Allow me to share from my experience DEAR ABBY

Dear Abby: I need help and don’t know where to turn. I am divorced and have a 37-year-old son, “Teddy,” who has never married and has no children. He lives on his own except when he’s in trouble or has nowhere else to go. Then he moves back in with me. The problem is my son is a liar and has been ever since he was a teenager. He even lies when telling the truth would be better. I punished him every way I knew how when he was growing up. Nothing worked. Teddy has been in trouble with the law in the past and is now in trouble again. Of course, he says he’s innocent. I got him out on bond and offered to get him help. I also told him there would be no more money from me, and I no longer want to hear his lies. Another problem: Teddy is extremely good-looking and women swoon over him. He ends up using them and then dumping them, and then they call me. I don’t know why he is the way he is. Is there treatment for people who can’t tell the truth? Please tell me what to do. I love my son and it breaks my heart to see him do

Jeanne Phillips these bad things. – Brokenhearted Mother in Texas Dear Brokenhearted: As much as you love Teddy, it’s time to accept that you can’t fix what’s wrong with him; only he can do that. It won’t happen until he finally has to accept the consequences of his bad behavior. Taking him in and bailing him out is not the answer. It also helps no one when you have long conversations with the women who call you, so protect yourself by cutting them short. Considering the kind of man your son is, thank your lucky stars that he has no children – yet. Dear Abby: My father recently moved to an apartment with no storage and I was left with 10 large boxes of memorabilia. Going through these boxes brought many tears of remembrance and new insights into the lives of my parents and grandparents.

My problem now is what to do with these things; I can scan photos and letters, but what about Great-Grandma’s wedding dress (stained and moth-eaten), Mother’s christening gown (too frail to use again) and the dear soft curl of hair from my uncle who died in childhood? I don’t have much storage room, and I’m not certain my children would even care about these things. Yet it doesn’t seem right to throw them in the garbage. I wonder what other people do with treasured items that have no value beyond sentiment. – Soft Heart and Practical Head in Tacoma Dear Soft Heart: Do not automatically assume that your children would have no interest in the contents of those 10 boxes. ASK them. However, if they say no, then contact the state historical society or a local theater troupe and inquire if they would have any interest. You may be pleasantly surprised to find some of the items would be welcomed.

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Secondhand smoke is bad for adults, worse for kids Dear Doctor K: My husband smokes. Is secondhand smoke really as dangerous for me as I’ve heard? Dear Reader: When I first became a doctor, very few people thought that secondhand smoke affected your health. I was one of the skeptics. It just seemed like the amount of smoke you take into your lungs when you smoke is so much more than when you are with a smoker. But doctors began to study secondhand smoke, and thank goodness they did. More than a thousand studies show beyond the shadow of a doubt that secondhand smoke can be very bad for you – bad for adults, and even worse for kids. You don’t take as much smoke into your lungs when you live with a smoker than if you are a smoker. But you take in more than enough to threaten your health. Whether it’s smoke from a cigarette, cigar or pipe, secondhand smoke is a dangerous mixture of freshly burned tobacco and exhaled smoke that contains hundreds of chemicals. These include formaldehyde, benzene, carbon

ASK DOCTOR K Anthony L. Komaroff monoxide, ammonia, arsenic and lead. Some are known to cause cancer; others are highly poisonous to cells all over the body. That sounds like it should have negative effects on your health, and it does. The U.S. Surgeon General estimates the following risks to nonsmokers from exposure to secondhand smoke at home or work. Secondhand smoke: • Increases their risk of heart disease by 25 percent to 30 percent; • Increases their risk of lung cancer by 20 percent to 30 percent; • Causes asthma or triggers asthma attacks; • Is responsible for 50,000 deaths each year in the United States – more people than are killed in automobile accidents! Smoking has long been linked with lung cancer; it is the prime cause of this disease. But its effects aren’t limited to the lungs. Smoking also affects the heart and blood vessels; so does secondhand

smoke. In fact, routinely breathing secondhand smoke is almost as bad for the heart as smoking. The best thing you can do – for your health as well as your husband’s – is to persuade him to quit smoking. If your husband can’t or won’t quit, ask him to smoke outside or just in one room that no one else uses. Don’t be lulled into a false sense of security by air cleaners or air filters. They can’t eliminate the hazards of secondhand smoke. And don’t assume the dangers of secondhand smoke disappear once the smoke clears. Nicotine in smoke residue clings to walls, carpets, clothing and other surfaces. It can react with a common indoor air pollutant to form cancer-causing compounds that can persist for months. Really, I’m not being an alarmist. Secondhand smoke is almost as bad for nonsmokers as smoking is for smokers. And that’s how you need to treat it.

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

Dr. Wallace: A reader wrote to you saying she was aware of her own negative outlook in life but did not know how to stop it. Your advice, as always, was direct and helpful. I wonder if you might allow me to add a bit to it from my own counseling experiences with those who have a negative outlook. The things we say and think throughout the day sink into our subconscious and affect the way we feel and act, as well as the way others feel and act toward us. People with a negative outlook tend to feel depressed and dissatisfied with their lives. Experts used to believe that to address such issues, it was necessary to explore the causes and feelings in depth. Now we know people can change the way they feel by changing the way they act first. For example, children who were taught to deliberately smile at other people, even if they didn’t feel like smiling, increased their positive outlook and self-esteem over another group of children who did not smile unless they felt like it. Sometimes when people have the habit of looking for the worst, it is hard to change behavior. Unfortunately, when you try to just “be positive” and then blow it, you may end up thinking even more negative thoughts about yourself (“I’m hopeless” or “I can never do anything right”). There are, in fact, several specific things you can do to change your behavior, and thus change your outlook: 1. Keep in mind the “2 equals 1” equation.

’TWEEN 12 & 20 Robert Wallace This means it takes two positive comments to equal one negative one. If you find yourself blurting out, “He has a big nose,” quickly add, “but he has gorgeous eyes and a nice smile.” 2. Label your behavior, and make a note to stop it. Every time you say a negative comment, tell yourself, “That’s a bummer or put-down.” 3. Play the “Buzzer Game” with a friend. Every time you are together, monitor each other. If someone says something negative, the other goes “Bzzz” – like a game show. Have fun with it. Keep score if you wish. Pretty soon you’ll be buzzing yourself and stopping yourself before you start. 4. Utilize your subconscious. Repeatedly throughout the day, say a positive self-statement, such as, “Every day, it is easier and easier for me to notice the good and ignore the bad.” Say it again 10 times before bedtime. People who consciously incorporate these behaviors into their daily life like themselves better and find it easier to make and keep friends. – Charlene Messenger, Ph.D., Orlando, Fla. Dear Charlene: Thank you for your useful comments. Teens with negative outlooks will see a change to “sunny” dispositions when they follow your excellent advice. • Dr. Robert Wallace welcomes questions from readers. E-mail him at rwallace@galesburg.net.


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Daniel J. Bernstein, a research professor of computer science at the University of Illinois in Chicago, said, “The most important function of a bibliographic entry is to help the reader obtain a copy of the cited work.” The most important function of a bridge entry is to help the player obtain the maximum number of tricks. In this deal, how would you program a computer (South) to make three no-trump? West leads a low heart. East wins with his queen and returns the suit to dummy’s ace. One thing should be immediately apparent to South: If he loses the lead before he has taken nine tricks, he will go down. The defenders will cash too many heart tricks. Next, declarer should realize that he needs the club finesse to succeed. And if it is winning, he can collect nine tricks via one spade, one heart, three diamonds and four clubs. The other hurdle is that the club finesse might need to be taken three times. When this is the case, first lead the lowest card that can take the trick when the finesse is working. Here, South should first run dummy’s club nine. Then he runs the queen. Next he plays a club to his jack. And lastly he claims. Note that if declarer starts with dummy’s club queen, East defeats the contract by not covering. Then, if South plays his two, he will have to take the next club trick in his hand. Or, if declarer unblocks the 10 or jack under the queen, East can cover the nine to leave his eight beating South’s two on the fourth round of the suit.

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PUBLIC NOTICE 09-023908 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 16TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT KANE COUNTY, GENEVA, ILLINOIS HSBC BANK USA, N.A., AS TRUSTEE FOR THE REGISTERED HOLDERS OF ACE SECURITIES CORP. HOME EQUITY LOAN TRUST, SERIES 2005-HE3, ASSET BACKED PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES PLAINTIFF, -vsDIANE SIGALA A/K/A DIANE L. SIGALA A/K/A DIANE LYNN SIGALA A/K/A DIANE VALADEZ; JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS ASSIGNEE OF FEDERAL DEPOSIT INSURANCE CORPORATION AS RECEIVER FOR WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK, FA; CAPITAL ONE BANK (USA), N.A.; UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NONRECORD CLAIMANTS DEFENDANTS 09 CH 3509 NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE Public Notice is hereby given that pursuant to a Judgment entered in the above entitled matter on September 10, 2010; Patrick Perez, Sheriff, 37W755 Il. Rt.38 Ste. A, St Charles, IL 60175, will on April 11, 2013 at 9:00 AM, at Kane County Judicial Center, 37W755 Route 38, St. Charles, Illinois 60175 Courtroom JC100, sell to the highest bidder for cash (ten percent (10%) at the time of sale and the balance within twentyfour (24) hours, the following described premises situated in Kane County, Illinois. Said sale shall be subject to general taxes, special assessments or special taxes levied against said real estate and any prior liens or 1st Mortgages. The subject property is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title or recourse to Plaintiff. Upon the sale being held and the purchaser tendering said bid in cash or certified funds, a receipt of Sale will be issued and/or a Certificate of Sale as required, which will entitle the purchaser to a deed upon confirmation of said sale by the Court. Said property is legally described as follows: Commonly known as 801 Monroe Avenue, Carpentersville, IL 60110 Permanent Index No.: 03-13382-004 Improvements: Residential Structure UNKNOWN Units UNKNOWN Bedrooms UNKNOWN Garage UNKNOWN Bathrooms UNKNOWN Other UNKNOWN The property will NOT be open for inspection prior to the sale. The judgment amount was $187,572.85. Prospective purchasers are admonished to check the court file and title records to verify this information. Jonathan Kaman Fisher and Shapiro, LLC Attorneys for Plaintiff 2121 Waukegan Road, Suite 301 Bannockburn, IL 60015 Attorney No: 6307894 THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT IF YOUR PERSONAL LIABILITY FOR THIS DEBT HAS BEEN EXTINGUISHED BY A DISCHARGE IN BANKRUPTCY OR BY AN ORDER GRANTING IN REM RE

(Published in the Kane County Chronicle, March 14, 20 & 27, 2013.)

PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS WESTERN DIVISION PNC BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, SUCCESSOR TO NATIONAL CITY BANK, SUCCESSOR TO MID AMERICA BANK, FSB Plaintiff, -v.CUPIA, LLC, AN ILLINOIS LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY, et al Defendant 1 : 12 CV 00573 NOTICE OF SPECIAL COMMISSIONER'S SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on May 15, 2012, an agent of The Judicial Sales Corporation, Special Commissioner appointed herein,will at 11:00 AM on April 16, 2013, at the DeKalb County Courthouse, 133 W State front door entrance, Sycamore, IL, 60178, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: THE NORTHERLY 130 FEET OF THE SOUTHERLY 240 FEET OF THE WEST 120 FEET OF OUT LOT ''B'' AND ALSO THE EASTERLY 5 FEET OF THE WESTERLY 125 FEET OF THE NORTHERLY 80 FEET OF THE SOUTHERLY 190 FEET OF SAID OUT LOT ''B,'' ALL IN BOYNTON'S ADDITION TO THE CITY OF SYCAMORE, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK ''B,'' PAGE 108, IN DEKALB COUNTY, ILLINOIS. Commonly known as 430-436 NORTH MAIN STREET, Sycamore, IL 60178 Property Index No. 0632-227-011. The real estate is improved with a commercial property. The judgment amount was $1,432,703.30. Sale terms: 10% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance in certified funds/or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in "AS IS" condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOME-

(H OWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701 (C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For information, contact Plaintiff's attorney: MCFADDEN & DILLON, P.C., 120 S. LASALLE STREET, SUITE 1335, CHICAGO, IL 60603, (312) 2018300. THE JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236-SALE You can also visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at www.tjsc.com for a 7 day status report of pending sales. MCFADDEN & DILLON, P.C. 120 S. LASALLE STREET, SUITE 1335 CHICAGO, IL 60603 (312) 201-8300 Case Number: 1 : 12 CV 00573 NOTE: Pursuant to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, you are advised that Plaintiff's attorney is deemed to be a debt collector attempting to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. I516304

pleadings.il@wirbickilaw.com I514985 (Published in the Kane County Chronicle, March 7, 14 & 21, 2013.)

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PUBLIC NOTICE "THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE" W11-3621 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 16TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT KANE COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT, CHANCERY DIVISION Bank of America, N.A.; Plaintiff, VS. Michael J. Obradovitz; Mary E. Obradovitz; Corporate America Family Credit Union; Defendants. 11 CH 4617 NOTICE OF JUDICIAL SALE OF REAL ESTATE MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that pursuant to a judgment heretofore entered by the said court occurred in the above entitled cause, Patrick B. Perez, Sheriff of Kane, Illinois, will on April 18, 2013, at the hour of 09:00 AM at Kane County Judicial Center, 37W777 Route 38, St. Charles, IL 60175, Room JC 100, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, all and singular, the following described real estate in the said judgment mentioned, situated in the County of Kane, State of Illinois, or so much thereof as shall be sufficient to satisfy such judgment to wit: C/K/A: 607 Bluestem Lane, Hampshire, IL 60140 PIN: 01-28-181-002 The person to contact regarding information regarding this property is: Sales Dept., The Wirbicki Law Group, 33 W. Monroe St., Suite 1140, Chicago, IL 60603. Any questions regarding this sale should refer to file number W113621. The terms of the sale are Cash. 10% at time of sale, with the balance due within 24 hours. The property is improved by: SFH. The Property is not open for inspection prior to sale. The real estate, together with all buildings and improvements thereon, and tenements, hereditament and appurtenances thereunto belonging shall be sold under such terms. Russell C. Wirbicki (6186310) The Wirbicki Law Group LLC Attorney for Plaintiff 33 W. Monroe St., Suite 1140 Chicago, IL 60603 Phone: 312-360-9455 Fax: 312-572-7823 W11-3621

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PUBLIC NOTICE 09-023908 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 16TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT KANE COUNTY, GENEVA, ILLINOIS HSBC BANK USA, N.A., AS TRUSTEE FOR THE REGISTERED HOLDERS OF ACE SECURITIES CORP. HOME EQUITY LOAN TRUST, SERIES 2005-HE3, ASSET BACKED PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES PLAINTIFF, -vsDIANE SIGALA A/K/A DIANE L. SIGALA A/K/A DIANE LYNN SIGALA A/K/A DIANE VALADEZ; JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS ASSIGNEE OF FEDERAL DEPOSIT INSURANCE CORPORATION AS RECEIVER FOR WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK, FA; CAPITAL ONE BANK (USA), N.A.; UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NONRECORD CLAIMANTS DEFENDANTS 09 CH 3509 NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE Public Notice is hereby given that pursuant to a Judgment entered in the above entitled matter on September 10, 2010; Patrick Perez, Sheriff, 37W755 Il. Rt.38 Ste. A, St Charles, IL 60175, will on April 11, 2013 at 9:00 AM, at Kane County Judicial Center, 37W755 Route 38, St. Charles, Illinois 60175 Courtroom JC100,

Thursday, March 14, 2013 • Page 35 sell to the highest bidder for cash (ten percent (10%) at the time of sale and the balance within twentyfour (24) hours, the following described premises situated in Kane County, Illinois. Said sale shall be subject to general taxes, special assessments or special taxes levied against said real estate and any prior liens or 1st Mortgages. The subject property is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title or recourse to Plaintiff. Upon the sale being held and the purchaser tendering said bid in cash or certified funds, a receipt of Sale will be issued and/or a Certificate of Sale as required, which will entitle the purchaser to a deed upon confirmation of said sale by the Court. Said property is legally described as follows: LOT 20 IN BLOCK 8 OF FIRST ADDITION TO UNIT 13 OF GOLF VIEW HIGHLANDS BEING A SUBDIVISION OF THE SOUTH HALF OF THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF THE NORTHEAST QUARTER OF SECTION 13, TOWNSHIP 42 NORTH, RANGE 8, EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN AND PART OF THE SOUTH HALF OF SAID SECTION 13 AND OF THE EAST HALF OF THE NORTHWEST QUARTER OF SECTION 24, TOWNSHIP 42 NORTH, RANGE 8, EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, IN THE VILLAGE OF CARPENTERSVILLE KANE COUNTY, ILLINOIS. Commonly known as 801 Monroe Avenue, Carpentersville, IL 60110 Permanent Index No.: 03-13382-004 Improvements: Residential Structure UNKNOWN Units UNKNOWN Bedrooms UNKNOWN Garage UNKNOWN Bathrooms UNKNOWN Other UNKNOWN The property will NOT be open for inspection prior to the sale. The judgment amount was $187,572.85. Prospective purchasers are admonished to check the court file and title records to verify this information. Jonathan Kaman Fisher and Shapiro, LLC Attorneys for Plaintiff 2121 Waukegan Road, Suite 301 Bannockburn, IL 60015 Attorney No: 6307894 THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT IF YOUR PERSONAL LIABILITY FOR THIS DEBT HAS BEEN EXTINGUISHED BY A DISCHARGE IN BANKRUPTCY OR BY AN ORDER GRANTING IN REM RELIEF FROM STAY, THIS NOTICE IS PROVIDED SOLELY TO FORECLOSE THE MORTGAGE REMAINING ON YOUR PROPERTY AND IS NOT AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT THE DISCHARGED PERSONAL OBLIGATION

ify CHARGED PERSONAL OBLIGATION. formation. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of I516766 the unit at the foreclosure sale, oth(Published in the Kane County er than a mortgagee, shall pay the Chronicle, March 14, 20 & 27, assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Prop2013.) erty Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a PUBLIC NOTICE condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT purchaser of the unit at the forecloCOURT FOR THE NORTHERN sure sale other than a mortgagee DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS shall pay the assessments required WESTERN DIVISION by The Condominium Property Act, PNC BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIA- 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU TION, SUCCESSOR TO NATIONAL ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMECITY BANK, SUCCESSOR TO MID OWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT AMERICA BANK, FSB TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR Plaintiff, 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN OR-v.DER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORCUPIA, LLC, AN ILLINOIS LIMITED DANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701 LIABILITY COMPANY, et al (C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE Defendant FORECLOSURE LAW. For informa1 : 12 CV 00573 tion, contact Plaintiff's attorney: NOTICE OF SPECIAL MCFADDEN & DILLON, P.C., 120 COMMISSIONER'S SALE S. LASALLE STREET, SUITE 1335, PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIV- CHICAGO, IL 60603, (312) 201EN that pursuant to a Judgment of 8300. THE JUDICIAL SALES CORForeclosure and Sale entered in the PORATION One South Wacker above cause on May 15, 2012, an Drive, 24th Floor, Chicago, IL agent of The Judicial Sales Corpo- 60606-4650 (312) 236-SALE ration, Special Commissioner ap- You can also visit The Judicial pointed herein,will at 11:00 AM on Sales Corporation at www.tjsc.com April 16, 2013, at the DeKalb for a 7 day status report of pending County Courthouse, 133 W State sales. MCFADDEN & DILLON, P.C. front door entrance, Sycamore, IL, 120 S. LASALLE STREET, SUITE 60178, sell at public auction to the 1335 CHICAGO, IL 60603 (312) highest bidder, as set forth below, 201-8300 Case Number: 1 : 12 the following described real estate: CV 00573 NOTE: Pursuant to the THE NORTHERLY 130 FEET OF Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, THE SOUTHERLY 240 FEET OF THE you are advised that Plaintiff's atWEST 120 FEET OF OUT LOT ''B'' torney is deemed to be a debt colAND ALSO THE EASTERLY 5 FEET lector attempting to collect a debt OF THE WESTERLY 125 FEET OF and any information obtained will THE NORTHERLY 80 FEET OF THE be used for that purpose. SOUTHERLY 190 FEET OF SAID I516304 OUT LOT ''B,'' ALL IN BOYNTON'S ADDITION TO THE CITY OF (Published in the Kane County SYCAMORE, ACCORDING TO THE Chronicle, March 14, 21, 28 & PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN April 4, 2013.) PLAT BOOK ''B,'' PAGE 108, IN DEKALB COUNTY, ILLINOIS. PUBLIC NOTICE Commonly known as 430-436 NORTH MAIN STREET, Sycamore, IL 60178 Property Index No. 06- "THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO COL32-227-011. The real estate is im- LECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMAproved with a commercial property. TION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE" The judgment amount was W11-3621 $1,432,703.30. Sale terms: 10% IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE down of the highest bid by certified 16TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT funds at the close of the sale KANE COUNTY, ILLINOIS payable to The Judicial Sales CorCOUNTY DEPARTMENT, poration. No third party checks will CHANCERY DIVISION be accepted. The balance in certiBank of America, N.A.; fied funds/or wire transfer, is due Plaintiff, within twenty-four (24) hours. The VS. subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assess- Michael J. Obradovitz; Mary E. Obradovitz; Corporate America ments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is of- Family Credit Union; Defendants. fered for sale without any represen11 CH 4617 tation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff NOTICE OF JUDICIAL SALE OF REAL ESTATE and in "AS IS" condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will pursuant to a judgment heretofore receive a Certificate of Sale that will entered by the said court occurred entitle the purchaser to a deed to in the above entitled cause, Patrick the real estate after confirmation of B. Perez, Sheriff of Kane, Illinois, the sale. The property will NOT be will on April 18, 2013, at the hour open for inspection and plaintiff of 09:00 AM at Kane County Judimakes no representation as to the cial Center, 37W777 Route 38, St. condition of the property. Prospec- Charles, IL 60175, Room JC 100, tive bidders are admonished to sell at public auction to the highest check the court file to verify all in- bidder for cash, all and singular,

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Page 36 â&#x20AC;˘ Thursday, March 14, 2013 ngular the following described real estate in the said judgment mentioned, situated in the County of Kane, State of Illinois, or so much thereof as shall be sufficient to satisfy such judgment to wit: LOT 179 IN HAMPSHIRE PRAIRIE UNIT 4, A SUBDIVISION OF PART OF THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF THE NORTHWEST QUARTER OF SECTION 28, TOWNSHIP 42 NORTH, RANGE 6, EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, IN KANE COUNTY, ILLINOIS. C/K/A: 607 Bluestem Lane, Hampshire, IL 60140 PIN: 01-28-181-002 The person to contact regarding information regarding this property is: Sales Dept., The Wirbicki Law Group, 33 W. Monroe St., Suite 1140, Chicago, IL 60603. Any questions regarding this sale should refer to file number W113621. The terms of the sale are Cash. 10% at time of sale, with the balance due within 24 hours. The property is improved by: SFH. The Property is not open for inspection prior to sale. The real estate, together with all buildings and improvements thereon, and tenements, hereditament and appurtenances thereunto belonging shall be sold under such terms. Russell C. Wirbicki (6186310) The Wirbicki Law Group LLC Attorney for Plaintiff 33 W. Monroe St., Suite 1140 Chicago, IL 60603 Phone: 312-360-9455 Fax: 312-572-7823 W11-3621 pleadings.il@wirbickilaw.com I514985

PIN#: 03-08-328-028 5. A common address or description or the location of the real estate is as follows: 3126 Merrywell Ct., Carpentersville, IL 60110-3422 6. An identification of the mortgage sought to be foreclosed is as follows: Name of mortgagor: Michael G. Bognar Name of mortgagee: Accredited Home Lenders, Inc. Date of mortgage: October 28, 2005 Date of recording: November 23, 2005 County where recorded: Kane County, Illinois Recording document identification: 2005K140755

David G. Wasinger, IlBar #6200269 Michael K. Daming, IlBar #6281714 Nicholas G. Klumb, IlBar #6307931 THE WASINGER LAW GROUP, P.C. Magna Place, Suite 875 1401 South Brentwood Boulevard St. Louis, Missouri 63144 (314) 961-0400 (Published in the Kane County (314) 961-2726 FAX Chronicle, March 7, 14 & 21, Attorneys for Plaintiff 2013.) (Published in the Kane County Chronicle, March 14, 21 & 28, PUBLIC NOTICE 2013.) IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE SIXTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT KANE COUNTY GENEVA, ILLINOIS

VANDERBILT MORTGAGE AND FINANCE, INC., Plaintiff, v. MICHAEL G. BOGNAR, MARLENE BOGNAR a/k/a MARLENE A. BOGNAR, THE BANK OF NEW YORK, AS INDENTURE TRUSTEE, ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDERS OF THE TERWIN MORTGAGE TRUST 2006-6, ASSET-BACKED SECURITIES, SERIES 2006-6, KIMBALL FARMS MASTER ASSOCIATION, ILLINOIS DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE, UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS, Defendants. MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE Cause No.: 12CH4140 NOTICE OF PENDENCY OF ACTION NOTICE is hereby given to Unknown Owners and Non-record Claimants of the real estate described in the Complaint for Foreclosure filed in the above entitled case, defendants in the above entitled case, pursuant to the provisions of 735 Illinois Compiled Statutes 5/2-206, 5/15-1218, and 5/15-1502, that the above entitled mortgage foreclosure suit is now pending in said Court and the day on or after which a default may be entered against said Defendants is April 14, 2012, and that the following information applies to said foreclosure proceeding: 1. The names of all Plaintiffs and the case number are identified above. 2. The court in which said action was brought is identified above. 3. The name of the title holder of record is Michael G. Bognar

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ognar 4. A legal description of the real estate sufficient to identify it with reasonable certainty is as follows: LOT 100 IN KIMBALL FARMS UNIT 6, BEING A SUBDIVISION OF PART OF THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF SECTION 8, TOWNSHIP 42 NORTH, RANGE 8, EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, IN KANE COUNTY, ILLINOIS.

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known Spouse(s) of Kenneth A. Blaida, if any; Unknown Spouse(s) of Maureen T. Dutkanych, if any; Unknown Owners and Non-Record Claimants, defendants in the above entitled suit, that the said suit has been commenced in the Circuit Court of Kane County, Chancery Division, by the said plaintiff against you and other defendants, praying for the foreclosure of a certain Mortgage conveying the premises described as follows, towit: LOT 17 OF BURLINGTON MEADOWS SUBDIVISION, PLAT RECORDED AS DOCUMENT NUMBER 1998K003447, IN THE VILLAGE OF BURLINGTON, KANE COUNTY, ILLINOIS. COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 375 VALLEY WAY, BURLINGTON, IL 60109. P.I.N.: 04-09-254-002-0000 and which said Mortgage was made by Kenneth A. Blaida and Maureen T. Dutkanych, as Joint Tenants, the Mortgagor(s), BMO Harris Bank N.A. f/k/a Harris N.A., as Mortgagee, and recorded in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds of Kane County, Illinois, as Document No. 2004K129059, and for other relief; that summons was duly issued out of said Court against you as provided by law and that the said suit is now pending. NOW, THEREFORE, UNLESS YOU file your answer or otherwise file your appearance in this case in the Office of the Clerk of this Court, Kane County Circuit Clerk 100 S. Third Street Geneva, IL 60134 on or before April 8, 2013, A DEFAULT MAY BE ENTERED AGAINST YOU AT ANY TIME AFTER THAT DAY AND A JUDGMENT MAY BE ENTERED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PRAYER OF SAID COMPLAINT. Donna Rizzuto Howard and Howard Attorneys, PLLC 200 South Michigan Avenue, Ste. 1100 Chicago, Illinois 60604 (312) 372-4000 NOTE: Pursuant to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act you are advised that this law firm is deemed to be a debt collector attempting to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. I514689

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 16TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT KANE COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT CHANCERY DIVISION BMO Harris Bank N.A. f/k/a Harris N.A., PLAINTIFF, Vs. Kenneth A. Blaida; Maureen T. Dutkanych, Unknown Spouse(s) of (Published in the Kane County Kenneth A. Blaida, if any; Unknown Chronicle, March 7, 14 & 21, Spouse(s) of Maureen T. 2013.) Dutkanych, if any; and Unknown Owners and Non-Record PUBLIC NOTICE Claimants, DEFENDANTS IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 13CH604 SIXTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT NOTICE BY PUBLICATION KANE COUNTY, ILLINOIS NOTICE IS GIVEN TO YOU: Un-

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IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE /s/ Colleen M. Long Executor OF: STEVEN W. LONG 4N593 James Michener Dr., Campton Hills, IL 60175. (Published in the Kane County Date and Place of Death: Decem- Chronicle, March 7, 14 & 21, 2013.) ber 30, 2012, Campton Hill, IL Case No. 2013 P 96 PUBLICATION NOTICE INDEPENDENT ADMINISTRATION TO CREDITORS, CLAIMANTS, UNKNOWN HEIRS & LEGATEES 1. Notice is hereby given of the death of Steven W. Long who died on December 30, 2012, a resident of Campton Hills, Illinois. 2. The Representative for the estate is: Colleen M. Long. 3. The Attorney for the estate is: Joseph J. Tryzna, 2210 Dean Street St. A, St. Charles, IL 60175. 4. Claims against the estate may be filed on or before September 9, 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 25, 2013, an Order Admitting the Will to Probate and Appointing the Representative 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).

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Kane County Chronicle / kcchronicle.com CITY OF ST. CHARLES PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE ENLARGEMENT OF SPECIAL SERVICE AREA NO. 1A NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on the 1st day of April, 2013, at 6:50 P.M., in the City Council Chambers of City Hall, 2 East Main Street, St. Charles, Illinois, a public hearing will be held by the City Council of the City of St. Charles, Kane and DuPage Counties, Illinois, to consider enlarging Special Service Area No. 1A by adding the following described territory: Legal Description: That part of the Southeast and Southwest Quarter of Section 27, Township 40 North, Range 8 East of the Third Principal Meridian described as follows: Beginning at the intersection of the centerlines of Cedar Avenue and North Third Avenue; thence northerly a distance of 155.0 feet along the centerline of North Third Avenue; thence easterly a distance of 130.0 feet along a line parallel to the centerline of Cedar Avenue to the east line of Lot 3 in Block 22 of the Original Town of St. Charles; thence southerly a distance of 25 feet along the east line of said Lot 3 to the northeast corner of Lot 6 in said Block 22; thence continuing southerly a distance of 130 feet along the east line and east line extended of said Lot 6 to the centerline of Cedar Avenue; thence westerly a distance of 130 feet along the centerline of Cedar Avenue to the point of beginning, in the City of St. Charles, Kane County, Illinois. The common address of the territory to be added being: 304 Cedar Avenue, St.Charles, Illinois. The current boundaries of Special Service Area No. 1A are legally described on Exhibit “A” attached hereto and incorporated herein, and are generally described as follows: Indiana Street and Avenue on the South; Fourth Street on the West; the Chicago Great Western Railway Company track on the north; and Fourth Avenue on the East. The permanent tax index number of each parcel located within Special Service Area No. 1A is set forth in Exhibit “B” attached hereto and incorporated herein. The permanent tax index number for the parcel proposed to be added is: 09-27454-002. A map of the proposed territory to be added as well as the current Special Service Area No. 1A is appended hereto as Exhibit “C” and is on file in the Office of the City Clerk and available for public inspection. The purpose of the City of St. Charles Special Service Area No. 1A, as enlarged, is to provide the area with special municipal services, including but not limited to, the municipal services in connection with the acquisition, payment for, construction, maintenance, repair and replacement of off-street parking lots and facilities within said area. At the hearing, all interested persons, including all persons owning taxable real property located within the area, will be given an opportunity to be heard regarding the enlargement of the area and the amount of the tax levy and an opportunity to file objections thereto. The hearing may be adjourned by the City Council without further notice to another date and without further notice other than a motion to be entered upon the minutes of its meeting, fixing the time and place of its adjournment. The proposed amount of the tax levy for special services for 2013 is approximately $90,000. The maximum rate of taxes to be extended within the area in any year is 0.4% (or $0.40 per $100.00) of the assessed value, as equalized, of the taxable real property in the territory proposed to be added to the territory of Special Service Area No. 1A. Said tax shall be in addition to all other taxes provided by law. If a petition signed by at least 51% of the electors residing within the territory proposed to be added to the territory of Special Service Area No. 1A and by at least 51% of the owners of record of the land included within the boundaries of the territory proposed to be added to the territory of Special Service Area No. 1A is filed with the City Clerk within sixty (60) days following the final adjournment of the public hearing objecting to the enlargement of the Special Service Area No. 1A, or the levy or imposition of a tax for the provision of special services to the area, no such area may be so enlarged or tax levied or imposed. DATED this 14th day of March 2013. /s/ Nancy Garrison City Clerk for the City of St. Charles Kane and DuPage Counties, Illinois Exhibit A Legal Description of Original SSA 1-A All that part of the City of St. Charles lying within those portions of Sections 27 and 34, Township 40 North, Range 8 East of the Third Principal Meridian, bounded and described as follows: Beginning at the point of intersection of the center line of Cedar Street with the westerly line extended of Lot 6 in Block 47 of he Original Town of ST. Charles; thence northerly along the westerly line extended of Lot 6 in Block 47 of the Original Town of St. Charles; thence northerly along the westerly line extended and the westerly line of said Lot 6 to the northwest corner of said Lot 6; thence easterly along the northerly line of said Lot 6 and along the northerly line and northerly line extended of Lots 7 and 8 in said Block 47 to the center line of Third Street North; thence northerly along the center line and center line extended of said Third Street North to the center line of State Street; thence easterly along the center line of said State Street to a point on a line drawn parallel with the easterly line of Fourth Street North from a point on the northerly line of said State Street that is 95.0 feet easterly of the point of intersection of said northerly line of State Street with the westerly line of Third Street North extended northerly; thence northerly parallel with the easterly line of Fourth Street North 280.0 feet; thence easterly parallel with the northerly line of said State Street to the west-

CLASSIFIED erly line of Illinois State Route No. 31; thence northwesterly along the westerly line of said State Route to a point that is 60.0 feet southerly of the center line of the main track of the Chicago Great Western Railway Company; thence easterly parallel with the center line of said main tract to the most westerly northwest corner of a tract conveyed from said Chicago Great Western Railway Company by Document 1113229; thence easterly along the northerly line of the tract conveyed by said Document 1113229 to the center line extended of First Avenue North; thence southerly along the center line of said First Avenue North to the northerly line extended of Lot 5 in Block 20 of said Original Town of St. Charles; thence easterly along the northerly line extended of Lot 5 in said Block 20 and along the northerly line of Lots 5, 6, 7, and 8, and along the northerly line extended of Lot 8 in said Block 20 to the center of Second Avenue North; thence northerly along the center line of said Second Ave North to the point of intersection of the center line of said Second Avenue North with the center line of State Avenue; thence easterly along the center line of said state Avenue to the easterly line extended of Lot 3 in Block 21 of said Original Town of St. Charles; thence southerly along the easterly line extended and along the easterly line of Lot 3 in said Block 21 to the northwest corner of Lot 7 in said Block 21; thence easterly along the northerly line of Lots 7 and 8 and along the northerly line extended of Lot 8 in said Block 21 to the center line of Third Avenue North; thence southerly along the center line of said Third Avenue North to the point of intersection of the centerline of said Third Avenue North with the center line of Cedar Avenue; thence westerly along the center line of said Cedar Avenue to the easterly line extended of Lot 4 in Block 3 of said Original Town of St. Charles; thence southerly along the easterly line extended and along the easterly line extended and along the easterly line of Lot 4 in said Block 3 to the Northwest corner of Lot 6 in said Block 3; thence easterly along the northerly line of Lots 6, 7, 8, and along the northerly line extended of Lot 8 in said Block 3 to the center Line of said Third Avenue North; thence southerly along the center line of said Third Avenue North to the point of intersection of the center line of said Third Avenue North with the center line of East Main Street; thence easterly along the center line of East Main Street. Thence easterly along the center line of East Main Street to the point of intersection of the center line of said East Main Street with the center line of Fourth Avenue South; thence southerly along the center line of said Fourth Avenue South to the point of intersection of the center line of said Fourth Avenue South with the northerly line extended of Lot 8 in Block 6 of said Original Town of St. Charles; thence westerly along the northerly line extended and the northerly line of Lots 8 and 7 in said Block 6 to the northeast corner of Lot 6 in said Block 6; thence southerly along the easterly line and easterly line extended of Lot 6 in said Block 6 to the center line of Walnut Avenue; thence westerly along the center line of Walnut Avenue to the westerly line extended of Lot 6 in said Block 6; thence northerly along the westerly line extended and the westerly line of Lot 6 in said Block 6 to the northwest corner of Lot 6 in said Block 6; thence westerly along the northerly line and northerly line extended of Lot 5 in said Block 6 to the center line of Third Avenue South; thence southerly along the center line of said Third Avenue South to the northerly line extended of the South Half of Lots 7 and 8 in Block 4 of the said Original Town of St. Charles; thence westerly along the northerly line extended of Lot 6 in said Block 4 to the center line of Walnut Avenue; thence westerly along the center line of said Walnut Avenue to the point of intersection of the center line of said Walnut Avenue with the center line of Second Avenue South; thence southerly along the center line of said Second Avenue South to the northerly line extended of Lot 5 in Block 11 of said Original Town of St. Charles; thence easterly along the northerly line extended and along the northerly line of Lot 5 in said Block 11 and along the northerly line of Lot 6 in said Block 11 to the northeast corner of Lot 6 in said Block 11; thence southerly along the easterly line and along the easterly line extended of Lot 6 in said Block 11 to the center line of Illinois Avenue; thence westerly along the center line of said Illinois Avenue to the easterly line extended of Lot 4 in Block 16 of said Original Town of St. Charles; thence southerly along the easterly line extended and along the easterly line of Lot 4 in said Block 16 to the southeast corner of Lot 4 in said Block 16; thence westerly along the southerly line and southerly line extended of Lot 4 in said Block 16 to the center line of Second Avenue South; thence southerly along the center line of said Second Avenue South to the point of intersection of the center line of said Second Avenue South with the center line of Indiana Avenue; thence southwesterly to the point of intersection of the westerly bank of the Fox River with the center line of Indiana Street; thence westerly along the center line of said Indiana Street to the point of intersection of the center line of said Indiana Street with the center line of First Street South; thence northerly along the center line of said First Street South to the easterly and westerly center line extended of Block 41 of said Original Town of St. Charles; thence westerly along the easterly and westerly center line extended and along the easterly and westerly center lines and extensions thereof of Blocks 41, 42, and 51 of said Original Town of St. Charles to the southwest corner of Lot 3 in said Block 51; thence northerly along the westerly line and westerly line extended of Lot 3 in said Block 51 to the center line of Illinois Street; thence easterly along the center line of said Illinois Street to the point of intersection of the center line of said Illinois Street with the center line of Second Street South; thence northerly along the center line of said Second Street South to the southerly line extended of the northerly 50.0 feet of Lot 8 in Block 43 of said Original Town of St. Charles; thence westerly along the southerly line extended and the southerly line of said northerly 50.0 feet to the westerly line of the easterly 14.0 feet of Lot 7 in said Block 43; thence northerly along the westerly line of said easterly 14.0 feet to the northwest corner of said easterly 14.0 feet t the northwest corner of said easterly 14.0 feet; thence easterly along the northerly line and northerly line extended of Lots 7and 8 in said Block 43 to the center line of said Second Street South; thence northerly along the center line of he said Second Street South to the point of intersection of the center line of said Second Street South with the center line of Walnut Street; thence westerly along the center line of said Walnut Street to the easterly line extended of Lot 2 in said Block 43; thence southerly along the easterly line extended and the easterly line of Lot 2 in said Block 43 to the southeast corner of Lot 2 in said Block 43; thence westerly along the easterly and westerly center lines and extensions thereof of Blocks 43 and 50 in said Original Town of St. Charles to the center line of Fourth Street South; thence northerly along the center line of said Forth Street South and along the center line of Fourth Street North to the point of intersection of the center line of said Fourth Street north with the center line of said Cedar Street; thence easterly along the center line of said Cedar Street to the point of beginning, all in the City of St. Charles Kane County, Illinois

Thursday, March 14, 2013 • Page 37 All of that part of the City of St. Charles lying within those portions of Sections 27 and 34, Township 40 North Range 8 East of the Third Principal Meridian, Bounded and described as follows: Beginning at the point of intersection of the center line of State Avenue and the center line of North First Avenue in the Original Town of St. Charles; thence easterly along said State Avenue to the intersection of the easterly line of Lot 2 in Block 20 of the Original Town of St. Charles on the east side of the Fox River, in the City of St. Charles, Kane County Illinois, extended northerly; thence southerly along said line t the southeast corner of said Lot 2; thence westerly along the southerly line of said Lot 2 and the southerly line of Lots 3 and 4 in said Block 20 as extended westerly to the center line of First Avenue; thence northerly along said center line of first Avenue to the point of beginning, all in the Original Town of St. Charles on the east side of Fox River, in the City of St.. Charles, Kane County, Illinois. Properties Added: 112 N. 1st Avenue All of that part of the City of St. Charles lying within those portions of Sections 27 and 34, Township 40 North, Range 8 East of the Third Principal Meridian, bounded and described as follows: Beginning at the point of intersection of the center line of State Avenue and the center line of North First Avenue in the Original Town of St. Charles; thence easterly along said State Avenue to the intersection of the easterly line of Lot 2 in Block 20 of the Original Town of St. Charles on the east side of the Fox River, in the City of St. Charles, Kane County, Illinois, extended northerly; thence southerly along said line to the southeast corner of said Lot 2: thence westerly along the southerly line of said Lot 2 and the southerly line of Lots 3 and 4 in said Block 20, as extended westerly to the center line of First Avenue; thence northerly along said center line of First Avenue to the point of beginning, all in the Original Town of St. Charles on the east side of the Fox River, in the City of St. Charles, Kane County, Illinois. 113 N. 2nd Avenue: Lot 1 in Block 20 of the Original Town of St. Charles on the East side of the Fox River, in the City of St. Charles, Kane County, Illinois. 116 E. State Avenue: Lots 7 and 8 and that part of Lots 1 and 2 in Block 26 of the Original Town of St. Charles, on the east side of the Fox River, described as follows: Beginning at the south east corner of said Lot 1; thence northerly along the easterly line of said Lot 1, 3.5 feet; thence westerly parallel with the southerly line of Lot 1, 48 feet; thence northwesterly to a point 9 feet westerly of the easterly line of said Lot 2, measured along a line drawn parallel with and 13.5 feet northerly of the southerly line of said Lot 2; thence westerly parallel with the southerly line of said Lot 2, 41 feet to the westerly line of said Lot 2; thence southerly along said westerly line 13.5 feet to the south west corner of said Lot 2; thence easterly along the southerly line of said Lot 2 and commonly known as 116 E. State Avenue, St. Charles, Illinois. 108 E. State Avenue: That part of the Southwest Quarter of Section 27, Township 40 North, Range 8 East of the Third Principal Meridian described as follows: Beginning at the intersection of the centerlines of State Avenue and Second Avenue; thence southerly along the said centerline of said Second Avenue to the south line extended easterly of Lot 1 in Block 20 of the Original Town of St. Charles; thence westerly along the said south line extended to the southeast corner of said Lot 1; thence northerly along the east line of said Lot 1 to the northeast corner thereof; thence westerly along the north line of said Lot 1 to the northwest corner thereof; thence northerly along the west line extended northerly of said Lot 1 to the centerline of said State Avenue; thence westerly along the said centerline of State Avenue to the west line extended southerly of Lot 6 in Block 26 of the said Original Town of St. Charles; thence northerly along the said west line extended and the west line of said Lot 6 to the northwest corner thereof ; thence easterly along the north line of said Lot 6 to the northeast corner thereof; thence southerly along the east line of said Lot 6 to the southeast corner thereof; thence easterly along the south line of Lots 7 and 8 in said Block 26 to the southeast corner of said Lot 8; thence northerly along the east line of said Lot 8 a distance of 103.5 feet; thence easterly along a line parallel to the north line of said Lot 8 to the centerline of said Second Avenue; thence south along the said centerline of Second Avenue to the point of beginning, in the City of St. Charles, Kane County, Illinois. 311 E. Walnut Avenue: That part of the Southeast Quarter of Section 27, Township 40 North, Range 8 East of the Third Principal Meridian described as follows: Beginning at the southeast corner of Lot 3 in Block 12 of the Original Town of St. Charles; thence westerly along the south line of said Lot 3 to the intersection of the west line of the easterly 12.5 feet of said Lot 3; thence northerly along the west line and the west line extended of the said easterly 12.5 feet of Lot 3 to the centerline of Walnut Avenue; thence easterly along the said centerline of Walnut Avenue to the east line extended of the westerly half of Lot 2 in said Block 12; thence southerly along the extended east line and the east line of the said westerly half of Lot 2 to the south line of said Lot 2; thence westerly along the south line of said Lot 2 to the point of beginning, in the City of St. Charles, Kane County, Illinois. 104 South Second Avenue: That part of Section 27, Township 40 North, Range 8, East of the Third Principal Meridian, described as follows: Beginning at the southeast corner of Lot 4 in Block 11 of the Original Town of St. Charles; thence westerly along the south line and south line extended westerly of said Lot 4 to the centerline of Second Avenue; thence northerly along the centerline of said Second Avenue to the centerline of Walnut Avenue; thence easterly along the centerline of said Walnut Avenue to the east line and east line extended northerly of said Lot 4; thence south along said east line and east line extended to the Point of Beginning, in the City of St. Charles, Kane County, Illinois. 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the enlargement of the area and the amount of the tax levy and an opportunity to file objections thereto. The hearing may be adjourned by the City Council without further notice to another date and without further notice other than a motion to be entered upon the minutes of its meeting, fixing the time and place of its adjournment. The proposed amount of the tax levy for special services for Special Service Area No. 1B for 2013 is approximately $300,000. The maximum rate of taxes to be extended within the area in any year is 0.9% (or $.90 per $100.00) of the assessed value, as equalized, of the taxable real property in the area. Said tax shall be in addition to all other taxes provided by law. If a petition signed by at least 51% of the electors residing within the territory proposed to be added to Special Service Area No. 1B and by at least 51% of the owners of record of the land included within the boundaries of the territory proposed to be added to Special Service Area No. 1B is filed with the City Clerk within sixty (60) days following the final adjournment of the public hearing objecting to the enlargement of the Special Service Area No. 1B, or the levy or imposition of a tax for the provision of special services to the area, no such area may be so enlarged or tax levied or imposed.

Continued from previous page NORTHERLY 121.9 FEET THEREOF), LOT 7, LOT 8, LOT 9, AND LOT 14 OF THE PHASE 1 FIRST STREET REDEVELOPMENT SUBDIVISION OF PART OF THE EAST HALF OF THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF SECTION 27 AND THE EAST HALF OF THE NORTHWEST QUARTER OF SECTION THIRTY-FOUR, TOWNSHIP FORTY NORTH, RANGE EIGHT EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, ALL IN KANE COUNTY, ILLINOIS. The approximate street location is the Area bounded by: Indiana Street and Avenue on the South; Fourth Street on the West; the Chicago Great Western Railway Company track on the north; and Fourth Avenue on the East. Exhibit B Parcel Identification Numbers (PIN) in SSA 1A 927383002 937383015 927335001 927335010 927353010 927353011 927353012 927353013 927353020 927353021 927353031 927353032 927354005 927354006 927357005 927357006 927358001 927358002 927358003 927361006 927361007 927361011 927361015 927361016 927361017 927361018 927361021 927361022 927361023 927361024 927361026 927361027 927361028 927362002 927362003 927362004 927362006 927362007 927362008 927362010 927362121 927362122 927363001 927363002 927363003 927364001 927364002 927364003 927364004 927364006 927364007 927364008 927364009 927364010 927364011 927364012 927364013 927364014 927364016 927364017 927376002 927376004 927376005 927377002 927377004 927377006 927377007

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DATED this 14th day of March 2013. /s/ Nancy Garrison City Clerk for the City of St. Charles, Kane and DuPage Counties, Illinois

CITY OF ST. CHARLES PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE ENLARGEMENT OF SPECIAL SERVICE AREA NO. 1B NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on the 1st day of April, 2013, at 6:55 P.M., in the City Council Chambers of City Hall, 2 East Main Street, St. Charles, Illinois, a public hearing will be held by the City Council of the City of St. Charles, Kane and DuPage Counties, Illinois, to consider enlarging Special Service Area No. 1B by adding the following described territory: Legal Description: That part of the Southeast and Southwest Quarter of Section 27, Township 40 North, Range 8 East of the Third Principal Meridian described as follows: Beginning at the intersection of the centerlines of Cedar Avenue and North Third Avenue; thence northerly a distance of 155.0 feet along the centerline of North Third Avenue; thence easterly a distance of 130.0 feet along a line parallel to the centerline of Cedar Avenue to the east line of Lot 3 in Block 22 of the Original Town of St. Charles; thence southerly a distance of 25 feet along the east line of said Lot 3 to the northeast corner of Lot 6 in said Block 22; thence continuing southerly a distance of 130 feet along the east line and east line extended of said Lot 6 to the centerline of Cedar Avenue; thence westerly a distance of 130 feet along the centerline of Cedar Avenue to the point of beginning, in the City of St. Charles, Kane County, Illinois. The common address of the territory to be added being: 304 Cedar Avenue, St. Charles, Illinois. The current boundaries of Special Service Area No. 1B are legally described on Exhibit “A” attached hereto and incorporated herein, and are generally described as follows: The Chicago Great Western Railway Company tracks on the North, Fifth Avenue on the East; Prairie Street on the South; and Fifth Streets on the West. The permanent tax index number of each parcel located within Special Service Area No. 1B is set forth in Exhibit “B” attached hereto and incorporated herein. The permanent tax index number for the parcel proposed to be added is: 09-27-454002. A map of the proposed territory to be added as well as the original Special Service Area No. 1B is appended hereto as Exhibit “C” and is on file in the Office of the City Clerk and available. The purpose of the City of St. Charles Special Service Area No. 1B, as enlarged, is to provide the area with special municipal services in the nature of developing and managing a “Business Retention and Recruitment Plan”; developing and coordinating downtown promotional activities; developing and coordinating a façade enhancement and similar business and development incentive programs; implementing educational workshops beneficial to downtown merchants, property owners and the general public; developing plans for capital improvement projects and submitting them for funding consideration on an annual basis to the City Council; purchasing, constructing, maintaining and enhancing public improvements; and maintaining and staffing a full service office concerned solely with downtown revitalization. At the hearing, all interested persons, including all persons owning taxable real property located within the area, will be given an opportunity to be heard regarding

Exhibit A Legal Description of Original SSA 1B: All that part of the City of St. Charles, lying within those portions of Sections 27 and 34, Township 40 North, Range 8 East of the Third Principal Meridian bounded and described as follows: Beginning at the point of intersection of the westerly line extended northerly of Third Street North and the northerly line of State Street; thence southerly along said westerly line extended to the center line of said State Street; thence westerly along said center line to the westerly line extended of Lot3 in Block 47 and the Original Town of St. Charles; thence southerly along the westerly line extended and said westerly line of Lot 3 in said Block 47 to the southwest corner of said Lot 3; thence westerly along the northerly line and northerly line extended of Lots 6 and 5 in said Block 47 to the center line of Fourth Street North; thence southerly along the center line of said Fourth Street North to the center line of Main Street; thence westerly along the center line of said Main Street to the center line of Fifth Street South; Thence southerly along the center line of said Fifth Street South to the center line of Walnut Street; thence easterly along the center line of said Walnut Street to the Center line of Fourth Street South; thence southerly along the center line of said Fourth Street South to the southerly line extended westerly of Lot 1 in Block 50 of said Original Town of St. Charles; thence easterly along said southerly line extended and the southerly line of Lots1 and 2 in said Block 50 to the southeast corner of said Lot 2; thence southerly along the westerly line and westerly line extended of Lot 7 in said Block 50 to the center line of said Illinois Street; thence westerly along the center line of said Illinois Street to the westerly line extended of Lot 2 in Block 51 of said Original town of St. Charles; thence southerly along the westerly line extended and the westerly line of Lot 2 in said Block 51 to the southwest corner thereof; thence easterly along the southerly line of Lot 2 in said Block 51 to the northwest corner of Lot 7 in said Block 51; thence southerly along the westerly line and westerly line extended of Lot 7 in said Block 51 to the center line of Indiana Street; thence easterly along the center line of said Indiana Street to a line drawn parallel with and 132.0 feet easterly of the easterly line of Third Street South (measured along the center line of said Indiana Street); thence southerly along said parallel line to a pint that is 394.30 feet southerly of the southerly line of said Indiana Street (measured along the easterly line of said Third Street South); thence westerly parallel with the center line of said Indiana Street to the center line of Third Street South to the center line of Prairie Street; thence easterly along the center line of said Prairie Street to the center line of Geneva Road (Illinois State Route No. 31); thence southeasterly along the center line of said Geneva Road to the southeasterly line extended southwesterly of Lot 5 in the Piano Factory of St. Charles, St. Charles, Kane County, Illinois; thence northeasterly along said southeasterly line extended and said southeasterly line to the easterly corner of Lot 5 in said the Piano Factory of St. Charles, being also on the southerly line of said Prairie Street; thence easterly along the southerly line of said Prairie Street to the westerly bank of the Fox River; thence northerly to the point of intersection of the center line extended of Indiana Avenue and the easterly bank of said Fox River; thence easterly along the center line extended and the center line of said Indian Avenue to the center line of Second Ave South; thence northerly along the center line of said Second Avenue South to the southerly line extended of Lot 4 in Block 16 of said Original Town of ST. Charles; thence easterly along the southerly line extended and the southerly line of Lot 4, in said Block 16 to the southeast corner thereof; thence northerly along the easterly line and easterly line extended of Lot 4 in said Block 16 to the center line of Illinois Avenue; thence easterly along the center line of said Illinois Avenue to the easterly line extended southerly of Lot 6 in Block 11 of said Original Town of St. Charles; thence northerly along the easterly line extended and the easterly line extended and the easterly line of Lot 6 in said Block 11 to the southwesterly corner of Lot 2 in said Block 11; thence easterly along the southerly line and southerly line extended of Lots 2 and 1 in said Block 11 to the center line of Third Avenue South; thence northerly along the center line of said Third Avenue South to the center line of Walnut Avenue; thence easterly along the center line of said Walnut Avenue to the center line of Fifth Avenue South; thence northerly along the center line of East Main Street; thence westerly along the center line of said East Main Street to the center line of said Third Avenue North; thence northerly along the center line of said Third Avenue North to the center line of Chestnut Avenue; thence westerly along the center line of said Chestnut Avenue to the

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Kane County Chronicle / kcchronicle.com Continued from previous page center line of Second Avenue North; thence northerly along the center line of said Second Avenue North to the southerly right of way line of the Chicago and Northwestern Transportation Company; thence westerly along said southerly right of way line to a line drawn parallel with and 132.0 feet easterly of the easterly line of said Fourth Street North (measured along the north line of said State Street); thence southerly parallel with the easterly line of said Forth Street North to a point that is 400.0 feet northerly of the southerly line of said State Street (measured along the easterly line of said Fourth Street North); thence easterly parallel with the northerly line of said State Street 18.0 feet; thence southerly parallel with the easterly line of said Fourth Street North to a point that is 198.0 feet northerly of the northerly line of said State Street; thence easterly parallel with the northerly line of said State Street to the westerly line extended to the point of beginning, all in the City of St. Charles, Kane County, Illinois Properties Added: 603 Geneva Road: Of that part of the East half of the Northwest Quarter of Section 34, Township 40 North, Range 8, East of the Third Principal Meridian, described as follows: Beginning at the intersection of the southerly line of Prairie Street with the westerly line of Geneva Road; thence southerly along said westerly line 75.0 feet; thence 2esterly 138.61 feet to a point in the easterly line of Second Street that is 103.70 feet southerly (measured along said Easterly line) from the southerly line of Prairie Street; thence northerly along said easterly line103.70 feet to the southerly line of Prairie Street; thence easterly along said southerly line 104.41 feet to the place of beginning, being situated in the City of St. Charles, Kane County, Illinois. 116 E. State Avenue: Lots 7 and 8 and that part of Lots 1 and 2 in Block 26 of the Original Town of St. Charles, on the east side of the Fox River, described as follows: Beginning at the south east corner of said Lot 1; thence northerly along the easterly line of said Lot 1, 3.5 feet; thence westerly parallel with the southerly line of Lot 1, 48 feet; thence northwesterly to a point 9 feet westerly of the easterly line of said Lot 2, measured along a line drawn parallel with and 13.5 feet northerly of the southerly line of said Lot 2; thence westerly parallel with the southerly line of said Lot 2, 41 feet to the westerly line of said Lot 2; thence southerly along said westerly line 13.5 feet to the south west corner of said Lot 2; thence easterly along the southerly line of said Lot 2 and commonly known as 116 E. State Avenue, St. Charles, Illinois. 108 E. State Avenue: That part of the Southwest Quarter of Section 27, Township 40 North, Range 8 East of the Third Principal Meridian described as follows: Beginning at the intersection of the centerlines of State Avenue and Second Avenue; thence southerly along the said centerline of said Second Avenue to the south line extended easterly of Lot 1 in Block 20 of the Original Town of St. Charles; thence westerly along the said south line extended to the southeast corner of said Lot 1; thence northerly along the east line of said Lot 1 to the northeast corner thereof; thence westerly along the north line of said Lot 1 to the northwest corner thereof; thence northerly along the west line extended northerly of said Lot 1 to the centerline of said State Avenue; thence westerly along the said centerline of State Avenue to the west line extended southerly of Lot 6 in Block 26 of the said Original Town of St. Charles; thence northerly along the said west line extended and the west line of said Lot 6 to the northwest corner thereof ; thence easterly along the north line of said Lot 6 to the northeast corner thereof; thence southerly along the east line of said Lot 6 to the southeast corner thereof; thence easterly along the south line of Lots 7 and 8 in said Block 26 to the southeast corner of said Lot 8; thence northerly along the east line of said Lot 8 a distance of 103.5 feet; thence easterly along a line parallel to the north line of said Lot 8 to the centerline of said Second Avenue; thence south along the said centerline of Second Avenue to the point of beginning, in the City of St. Charles, Kane County, Illinois. 311 E. Walnut Avenue: That part of the Southeast Quarter of Section 27, Township 40 North, Range 8 East of the Third Principal Meridian described as follows: Beginning at the southeast corner of Lot 3 in Block 12 of the Original Town of St. Charles; thence westerly along the south line of said Lot 3 to the intersection of the west line of the easterly 12.5 feet of said Lot 3; thence northerly along the west line and the west line extended of the said easterly 12.5 feet of Lot 3 to the centerline of Walnut Avenue; thence easterly along the said centerline of Walnut Avenue to the east line extended of the westerly half of Lot 2 in said Block 12; thence southerly along the extended east line and the east line of the said westerly half of Lot 2 to the south line of said Lot 2; thence westerly along the south line of said Lot 2 to the point of beginning, in the City of St. Charles, Kane County, Illinois. 104 South Second Avenue: That part of Section 27, Township 40 North, Range 8, East of the Third Principal Meridian, described as follows: Beginning at the southeast corner of Lot 4 in Block 11 of the Original Town of St. Charles; thence westerly along the south line and south line extended westerly of said Lot 4 to the centerline of Second Avenue; thence northerly along the centerline of said Second Avenue to the centerline of Walnut Avenue; thence easterly along the centerline of said Walnut Avenue to the east line and east line extended northerly of said Lot 4; thence south along said east line and east line extended to the Point of Beginning, in the City of St. Charles, Kane County, Illinois. First Street PUD: THE SOUTHERLY 50 FEET OF LOT 9 OF THE PHASE 1 FIRST STREET REDEVELOPMENT SUBDIVISION OF PART OF THE EAST HALF OF THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF SECTION 27 AND THE EAST HALF OF THE NORTHWEST QUARTER

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OF SECTION THIRTY-FOUR, TOWNSHIP FORTY NORTH, RANGE EIGHT EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, ALL IN KANE COUNTY, ILLINOIS. The approximate street location is the Area bounded by: The Chicago Great Western Railway Company tracks on the North, Fifth Avenue on the East; Prairie Street on the South; and Fifth Street on the West. Exhibit B Parcel IdentiďŹ cation Numbers (PIN) in SSA 1B 927335001 927335010 927335011 927353008 927353009 927353010 927353011 927353012 927353013 927353018 927353019 927353020 927353021 927353027 927353031 927353032 927354005 927354006 927357003 927357005 927357006 927358001 927358002 927358003 927361006 927361007 927361011 927361015 927361016 927361017 927361018 927361021 927361022 927361023 927361024 927361026 927361027 927361028 927362002 927362003 927362004 927362006 927362007 927362008 927362010 927362121 927362122 927363001 927363002 927363003 927364001 927364002 927364003 927364004 927364006 927364007 927364008 927364009 927364010 927364011 927364012 927364013 927364014 927364016 927364017 927376002 927376004 927376005 927377002 927377004 927377006 927377007 927377012 927377016 927377017 927377018 927377019 927377020 927377021 927377022 927377023 927377024 927377028

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REAL ESTATE TRANSFERS Batavia 1165 Concord Ct: Sold on or before 020713 by Lois E Diller to Jeffrey Brown & Melanie Brown; $178,000.00 1711 Wiesbrock Ln: Sold on or before 020813 by Ray Dan Corp to Kara Johnson; $80,000.00 369 Orion Rd: Sold on or before 020713 by Metlife Bank Na to Jose Luis Macias; $93,500.00 456 Chestnut St: Sold on or before 020713 by David H Anderson to Alex Susmark; $153,500.00

Elburn 41W759 Bowgren Dr: Sold on or before 020713 by James M Amsler to R Allan Pixton; $525,000.00

Geneva 0N506 Armstrong Ln: Sold on or before 020713 by Ronald L Mctavish to Richard J Lyman; $339,000.00 1166 E State St: Sold on or before 020713 by Fuller Group Llc to Angel Assoc Lp; $1,050,000.00 728 North St: Sold on or before 020713 by Federal National Mortgage Assn to Matthew Mikolajczak; $166,000.00

North Aurora 104 Schneider Ct: Sold on or before 020713 by Barbara Bogovich to Kelly J Collins;

$139,500.00 2802 Sterkel Rd: Sold on or before 020713 by Us Bank Na Trustee to Amadeo A Galindo & Leticia Galindo; $250,000.00 304 E Victoria Cir: Sold on or before 020713 by Federal National Mortgage Assn to Sherry Lewis & Raymond Lewis; $105,000.00

St. Charles 3218 Blackhawk Trl: Sold on or before 020713 by Us Bank Na Trustee to Junior Kool & Beverly Kool; $216,500.00 3220 Renard Ln: Sold on or before 020713 by Joseph W Kane to 3220 Renard Lane Llc; $160,000.00 3719 Antoine Ct: Sold on or before 020813 by Frank S Binekey to Kenneth M Schultz & Eileen T Schultz; $308,000.00 3731 King Charles Ln: Sold on or before 020713 by Devlin Trust to Richard Coartney & Diane Coartney; $252,000.00 3N728 Herman Melville Ln: Sold on or before 020813 by Lorenzo A Mancini to Michael Wozniak & Karrie Wozniak; $625,000.00 4N235 William Cullen Bryant St: Sold on or before 020713 by Ronald G Anderson to Kyle A Gerhart & Holly J Gerhart; $475,000.00 See TRANSFERS, page 3

Home Help: Who to call before you dig GATEHOUSE NEWS SERVICE Every digging project, no matter how large or small, warrants a free call to 811. Calling this number connects you to your local one-call utility notification center. Installing a mailbox or fence, building a deck and landscaping are all examples of digging projects that should only begin a few days after making a call to 811. Here’s how it works: 1. One free, simple phone call to 811 makes it easy for your local one-call center to notify all appropriate utili-

ty companies of your intent to dig. Call a few days prior to digging to ensure enough time for the approximate location of utility lines to be marked with flags or paint. 2. When you call 811, a representative from your local one-call center will ask for the location and description of your digging project. 3. Your local one-call center will notify affected utility companies, which will then send professional locators to the proposed dig site to mark the approximate location of your lines. 4. Only once all lines

have been accurately marked, roll up those sleeves and carefully dig around the marked areas. There are nearly 20 million miles of underground utility lines in the United States that your family depends on for everyday needs including electric, gas, water and sewer, cable TV, high-speed Internet and landline telephone. Unintentionally striking one of these lines can result in inconvenient outages for entire neighborhoods, harm to yourself or your neighbors and repair costs.

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2680 McDuffee Circle, North Aurora $289,000

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4BR/2BA ranch home in Tanner Trails. Nearly 3000 sq ft on one floor plus basement with possible 5th BR. 3 car garage, gas FP, eat-in kitchen. Not a short sale – quick close ok. MLS 08219401

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712 Jorstad Dr., North Aurora $417,000

4BR/2.5BA in Tanner Trails with almost 4500 sq ft of finished living area including finished walkout basement. 1st floor den, fireplace, 3 car garage, over third acre lot with fully fenced backyard, deck and patio. MLS 08282680

4BR/3BA in Tanner Trails. Features 3900 sq ft, hardwood floors, granite CT’s & SS appliances, 1st floor den with full bath, 2nd floor loft, 3 car garage, walkout basement on third acre lot, deck and patio. MLS 08284482

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1254 Raymond St: Sold on or before 020813 by Kane County Sheriff to Hud; $78,322.00 2161 W Thornwood Dr: Sold on or before 020713 by Federal National Mortgage Assn to Nicholas J Sigalos & Nina M Sigalos; $313,000.00 225 Carla Dr: Sold on or before 020713 by Ronald Gablin to Joseph Castoro; $81,000.00 3 Lydia Ct: Sold on or before 020813 by Melrose Holdings 4 Llc to John T Schalz & Joanne L Schalz; $510,000.00 504 Sandhurst Ln 504: Sold on or before 020713 by Bank Of New York Mellon to Marc Bossert & Jennifer Bossert; $65,500.00 650 Fieldcrest Dr B: Sold on or before 020813 by Va to James W Helgerson; $125,000.00

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Ambient fragrancing trickled into real estate market years ago • HOME HELP Continued from page 2 Every two minutes, homeowners and professionals unintentionally damage an underground utility line. This number can be dramatically reduced by calling 811 before digging. According to the most recent data from Common Ground Alliance, damage occurs less than 1 percent of the time when the digger has called 811 before a project. – Brandpoint

Home-Selling Tip When a home smells good, it makes a favorable impression on visitors. The concept of ambient fragrancing started to trickle into the real estate market years ago, and savvy real estate agents advised sellers to bake cookies or cinnamon rolls in the homes they were showing. The essential oils used in the practice of aromatherapy offer a more practical and potent way to use scent marketing to move buyers to feel good about a property. Tiny amounts of familiar, tempting aromas like cinnamon, clove, vanilla and orange can fill a whole house with pleasant fragrance. – Brandpoint

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Decorating Tip Re-upholster old chair cushions with a plush fabric in a bold, new pattern or color. Re-stain weathered wooden tables and chairs, or paint them a solid color for a modern, chic look. You can even purchase pre-made full sofa or armchair covers in a wide variety of styles and fabrics if you are looking for an instant fix. Add a few stylish pillows in coordinating colors and any room’s furniture will become like new in no time. – Brandpoint

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Lot 1 Barlow Drive St. Charles $245,000 Last available lot in Barlow Woods Subdivision. Great opportunity to build your custom dream home on this 2 acre wooded lot in the country, just west of St. Charles. Gorgeous mature trees creates a private setting. Convenient access to shopping, entertainment, and close to LaFox and Elburn Metro Train Station. 2.03 acres.


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Wayne $629,000 Wooded 4+ acres. All brick 4 br, 3.5 ba home in St Charles/ D303 Schools! Fin bsmt & hdwd thruout! 2 fplc’s! Lrg granite & ss kit. Screened-in porch. Renovated master ba. Debora McKay 630-587-4672

Geneva $530,000 5 br, 3.5 ba home on cul-de-sac. Designer decor. Hdwd flrs, arched drwys, crwn mldg, wainscoting & vol ceil. Gour granite kit, fam rm w/fplc & bay window. Full fin bsmt. Debora McKay 630-587-4672

39W488 Abbey Glen Ct, St Charles $529,900 Beaut 4-5 br, 3+2 ba home in Abbey Glen w/4,000 sq ft incl fin bsmt w/fplc. Gour granite kit w/new appl. Step-down vaul fam rm w/wbfp. New carpet/paint. 1.33 ac & more. Kathy Reilly 630-377-1771

Elburn $525,000 4 br, 4.5 ba Cape on 2.5 acres. In-ground pool. 2-story fam rm, 1st-flr master & updated granite kit w/ss appl. New baths. Bonus rm. Fin walk-out bsmt w/dbl-sided fplc. Stephanie Doherty 630-643-3602

St Charles $479,900 4 br, 2.5 ba Royal Fox home w/liv rm w/fplc. Fab kit w/lots of cabs/counters. Fam rm w/2-story fplc. Sun rm & 1st-flr den. Large vaul master w/lux ba & 2 walk-in closets. Debora McKay 630-587-4672

Geneva $432,000 4 br, 3.5 ba home backing to park. Gour kit w/dbl-oven, island, granite, vaul ceil & skylights. Fam rm w/fplc. Hdwd thruout. Fin bsmt. Vaul master w/lux ba. Den & more. Pam Burke 630-935-2777

St Charles $420,000 4 br, 4 ba home in Fox Mill on lrg lot. Porch, deck & patio. Hdwd foyer & eat-in kit w/granite. Fam rm w/fplc. 1st-flr den & ba. Lux master. Bsmt w/2 rec rms. 3-car gar. Lindsay Mikita 630-416-4876

St Charles $379,900 4 br, 3 ba model home built by Cressida Builders! Lovely trim package, spacious island kit, vaulted fam rm w/flr-to-ceil fplc, 1st flr den/5th br, 3-car gar & more. Stephanie Doherty 630-643-3602

St Charles $329,733 K Hovnanian’s quick delivery home. 4 bedroom + den, 2.5 bath home surrounded by forest preserve. The Dawson model has 2689 square feet of living space. Full basement. Jodi Sagil 630-334-2763

Geneva $339,900 Perfect 4 br, 2.5 ba home w/seated island kit w/granite counters, 42” cabs & hdwd flrs. 1st-flr den/ofc. Large foyer, vaul master, fin walk-out bsmt. Paver patio & deck. Arlene Friedli 847-222-8638

St Charles $329,900 4 br, 2.5 ba home on nearly 1 acre w/mature trees. Updated granite kit w/ss appl. 3 fplcs. 1st-flr br/ofc. New roof, carpet, lights, paint, French drs & more! 5-car gar. Debora McKay 630-587-4672

Geneva $324,900 Fab 4 br, 2.5 ba home in great loc! Granite kit w/ss appl. Sep din rm, 1st-flr den. Hdwd flrs, French & 6-panel white drs, crown & vaults. Large master w/ba. Fin rec rm. Bridget Wagner 630-587-4659

Geneva $314,900 Beaut 4 br, 2.5 ba Mill Creek home w/vaul ceil. Lrg island kit w/hdwd flrs & 42” cabs. Sun rm. Master w/lux ba. 2nd-flr laundry & 3-car gar. Near paths, park & school! Cindy Schmalz 630-587-4713

St Charles $298,980 Charming 5 br, 2.5 ba ranch w/open feel on 1+ ac. Outstanding woodwork. Bkyd sloping down to priv pond. Extra large 30x20 ft garage. Perfect flr plan for in-law or teen. Susan Kotsy 630-587-4620

St Charles $270,000 4 br, 3.5 ba home on 1.5 acres surrounded by 200 trees. Open flr plan. Deck full width of home. Hdwd flrs, Pella sliders, skylights, 6-panel dr & fplc. Walk-out fin bsmt. Jan Robinson 773-620-8797

St Charles $219,000 Charming 4 br, 2 ba completely updated 2-story on W side of Fox River in downtown St Charles. Lots of hdwd flrs & arched drwys! 1st-flr laundry. Lrg priv bkyd w/fire pit. Debora McKay 630-587-4672

Batavia $179,900 Rarely available historic 2 br home near downtown Batavia. Newer paint, furn, a/c, hwh & water softener. Hdwd flrs thruout, lrg liv & din rm. Newer 2-car gar. Fenced yd. David Dolce 630-369-9000

Geneva $179,900 Fab 2 br, 2.5 ba end-unit w/open flr plan & hdwd hickory flrs! Kit w/breakfast bar & all appl. Loft/3rd br. Large master w/ba & walk-in closet! Lots of closets. Conv loc. Debora McKay 630-587-4672

Elburn $159,900 3 br, 2.5 ba home w/1st-flr master. Large loft overlooking the family room. Open flr plan. Kit w/tons of storage with lots of cabs, pantry & breakfast bar. 2-story foyer. Suzy Macino 630-854-8828

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Batavia $629,900 4 br, 3.5 ba home w/vol ceil, walnut hdwd & slate flrs, seethru fplc, gour graite kit w/Viking range. Sun rm w/fplc, 1stflr mstr w/lux ba. 2nd-flr ent rm & ofc. More! Freda Cieslicki 630-334-6545

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How to clear the clutter and make some room see our homes in ways we don’t or they notice things we have gotten used to over time.” Here are other professional tips for your room-byroom cleaning checklist:

By STEPHANIE VOZZA GateHouse News Service Today’s spring cleaning routine isn’t like your grandmother’s, according to a household hints icon Heloise. “It used to be homes were closed up tight during winter and heated with oil or wood,” she says. “The whole house was literally dirty. Spring marked the time when you could finally open the windows and wash everything from the curtains to the walls.” Spring cleaning nowadays is part emotional and part environmental, says Heloise, noting that springtime is a good time to clear out clutter. Think of it as sweeping out the old and making room for the new. Heloise carries three bags as she cleans: one for trash, one for items to donate or recycle, and one for items that go someplace

Kitchen

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Spring is a good time to wipe down often-neglected cabinet doors and tackle items that are used the most in the kitchen. else. It’s also the time to do the tasks we let slide, “such as cleaning fan blades, baseboards, window sills and blinds,” says Kristi

Mailloux, president of Molly Maids Inc., a national chain of independently owned cleaning service providers. Mailloux suggests that homeowners view rooms

from all levels – standing, sitting and even from the floor. “Look at your house from different perspectives,” she says. “Guests will often

“What you use most is what you should tackle first,” says Heloise, whose latest book is “Handy Household Hints from Heloise.”“It could be the stove, microwave, coffee maker, toaster or refrigerator. But it’s time to take it apart and clean it.” Spring also is a good time to wipe down often-neglected cabinet doors, according to Donna Smallin, author of the “One-Minute Organizer Plain & Simple.” “It’s not always apparent, but cabinet doors can collect dirt and grease released when cooking,” she says.

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Living room, family room

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Replacing heavy bedding and de-cluttering a bedroom can help create a more tranquil environment.

Bedrooms Replace heavy bedding and draperies with lighter pieces, and wash items before you store them. Vacuum under beds and behind furniture. Tackle closets by swapping seasonal clothing. Smallin suggests purging items you

haven’t worn in six months.

Bathroom The bathroom doesn’t need a lot of spring cleaning if it has been well maintained. Heloise suggests getting on your hands and knees and cleaning behind the toilet

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The bathroom doesn’t need much spring cleaning, but clearing out medicine cabinets and disposing of expired medications and cosmetics is important. and under the sink since it is usually neglected from dayto-day cleanup. Clean inside medicine cabinets and dispose of expired

medications and cosmetics. Smallin recommends pouring boiling water down drains as a preventative measure for clogs.

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Move furniture, and vacuum behind and under everything. Shampoo carpets. Shake out or clean rugs. Wipe down ceiling fixtures, lampshades, blinds, baseboards, moldings and doorframes. Your vacuum’s upholstery attachment is your best friend. “Use it to clear the dust from the tops of tall furniture, then go over the areas with a microfiber cloth,” Heloise says. “Vacuuming saves time by removing the bulk of the dirt.” Vacuum smoke detectors too – they can collect dust, Smallin says. Mailloux suggests starting to the right of the door and moving top to bottom, left to right, to make sure you clean everywhere.

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