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Students from Louise White Elementary School in Batavia meet three lambs Wednesday during the Kane County Farm Bureau’s annual Ag Days at Mooseheart.




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Mayoral hopefuls differ on taxes By BRENDA SCHORY GENEVA – Mayor Kevin Burns and mayoral hopeful Bob McQuillan came out swinging Wednesday at a candidate forum focused on fiscal responsibility, co-sponsored by Geneva TaxFACTS. With more than 100 residents gathered at Williamsburg Elementary School, Burns, who is seeking his fourth term, recounted the fiscal health of Kevin the city. Burns “I’m going to begin by sharing some facts,” Burns said. “Sales tax revenue was up 5 percent over [a] comparable time last year. Under my administration, there was 1.12 million new square feet of industrial and commercial space developed. In 2011 and 2012, Geneva’s downtown produced $100 million in sales. Geneva Commons produced $100 million in sales.”

Burns said the downtown was doing well, reducing vacancies from 15 percent to 8 percent, and the city’s budget is balanced. McQuillan countered that Burns has said if the city does not go for its full tax levy, those funds will be lost forever. “You will never hear me say those words,” McQuillan said. “But my opponent has [said it] on more than one occasion. In 2010, he single Bob -handedly kept McQuillan a property tax increase alive. Thankfully five aldermen fought the good fight and reduced the levy to 0.44 percent. And that is just one of the differences between Mayor Burns and myself. Budgets should not be based on how much money you can squeeze from the taxpayers. A mayor’s responsibility is to ensure the best city services are provided at the lowest pos-

Election Central To learn more about the candidates in the April 9 consolidated election, visit the Kane County Chronicle Election Central website at sible cost.” McQuillan – a co-founder of TaxFACTS, a taxpayer watchdog group – said when he and his wife moved to Geneva, affordability was a big factor. Now, he said, how long will it be before residents can’t afford to live there any more. “We are the future of Geneva, not just the people that can afford it,” McQuillan said. “As mayor, I will do everything in my power to see that you can stay in a city that we all love. You have a simple choice on election day. Continue down this fiscally irresponsible path or speak up and say you’ve had enough.”

Burns countered that in surveys done in 2005 and through conversations with the city’s residents, most want a higher level of service and are willing to pay for it. McQuillan said any survey done in 2005 is “out the window” because the economic downturn starting in 2008 would have changed all that. McQuillan challenged Burns that he has boasted of 11 balanced budgets during his 12 years as mayor. Yet, specific indexes of the city’s budgets showed various deficits. Burns explained that those shortfalls were made up through the city’s fund reserves. McQuillan said as mayor, he would direct staff to cut budgets by 5 percent, but without eliminating services. He said he would make up the difference through increased economic development. Burns countered since 2009, the general fund budget that pays for the city’s dayto-day expenses has already been cut 30 percent.


Candidates push for student opportunities By JONATHAN BILYK ELGIN – The candidates seeking to guide Elgin Community College for the next half-decade believe the college strongly benefits the communities it serves. They also stated their support for a $178 million 2009 referendum that paid for improvements at the college. But all, while speaking at a forum Wednesday for candidates for Elgin Community College District 509, said they believe ECC still can do better. On April 9, voters in the ECC district, which includes residents of St. Charles School District 303, Burlington School District 301 and Elgin District U-46, will choose

three of six candidates to serve on the board. Each of the candidates said ECC’s future will rely on creating opportunities for students. Nadia Blanc-Daley, of St. Charles, urged the creation of a program to partner with local businesses and cities to create internship opportunities for students that could, in turn, lead to job prospects. “I would like [students] to have a path to a job when [they] graduate,” Blanc-Daley said. Others noted their support for maintaining ECC’s affordability. Elias Palacios, a psychologist who lives in Elgin, said ECC should freeze or limit tuition increases. He also urged a greater emphasis on vocation-

al testing. Art Sauceda, an accountant, of Bartlett, also supported limiting tuition increases to keep the school affordable, particularly for students from low- and middle-income households. Sauceda and others said trustees should not interfere with classroom instruction and day-to-day administration. Instead, they said trustees should be focused on setting policy and taking a support and oversight role. Rise D. Jones of Elgin – who helped found youth arts organization Hamilton Wings and is serving as interim trustee on the board – said she believes the main roles of the trustee board are to “support the public image” of the college and to be a “meeting mak-

er” for the college’s faculty, staff, students and the public. And Clare Ollayos, a chiropractor who lives in Elgin and has served on the board since 1995, said she believes the college must tackle “thorny issues” in coming years, including “funding being squeezed” from sources and employee pensions. “We need to be focused on making sure ECC stays viable, not just for today, but for days to come,” Ollayos said. Only Blanc-Daley addressed concerns over property tax bills during the forum, saying she believes ECC’s levy increases should be “limited.” Candidate Angela Causey, a church pastor from South Elgin, did not attend the forum.

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Where did you grow up? Elmhurst Who would play you in the movie of your life? Johnny Depp First job? Summer job at Dairy Queen As a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up? A veterinarian. I went to school for journalism. A movie you’d recommend? “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner”

Hobbies? Coffee, writing and painting in acrylic Do you plan an instrument? Guitar and ukelele Do you speak another language? Ukrainian. I went to St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic School, and it was taught as a language. I am Ukrainian. Favorite local restaurant? Matsuri Japanese Restaurant in Geneva What is an interesting factoid about yourself? When I was in kindergarten, I was an extra in “My Life” with Nicole Kidman, Bradley Whitford and Queen Latifah.

‘Peter Rabbit and Benjamin Bunny’ at Steel Beam WHAT: Steel Beam Children’s Theatre presents “The Tale of Peter Rabbit and Benjamin Bunny,” a musical version of the Beatrix Potter tale. The Easter Bunny will visit with children after each performance. WHEN: 10:30 a.m., 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday and March 30; 1 and 3 p.m. Sunday; and 7 p.m. March 29 WHERE: Steel Beam Children’s Theatre, 111 W. Main St., St. Charles COST: $10 for children and $15 for adults INFO: Tickets may be purchased online at or by phone at

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‘Alice in Wonderland’ at Norris Cultural Arts Center WHAT: Salt Creek Ballet will present “Alice in Wonderland” at the Norris Cultural Arts Center. Limited tickets are available for a special pre-performance Mad Hatter’s Crafty Tea Party on Saturday from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in the Norris Cultural Arts Center lobby. WHEN: Saturday and Sunday WHERE: Norris Cultural Arts Center, 1040 Dunham Road, St. Charles COST: “Alice in Wonderland”: $28 for adults and $25 for children younger than 12; Mad Hatter’s Crafty Tea Party: $10 for children and $5 for adults and includes treats, crafts, games and prizes. Performance tickets are not included. A special party rate ticket of $5 per child will be given when purchased with an “Alice in Wonderland” performance ticket. INFO: Tickets are available at For information, visit the Salt Creek Ballet website at or call 630-769-1199.

Purple cupcake project for epilepsy in Kaneville WHAT: Hill’s Country Store, “the Purple Store,” will participate in The Great Purple Cupcake Project for Epilepsy. The store

will sell purple-frosted cupcakes for $1. Inside, the cupcakes will be chocolate or yellow. The cupcakes will be made by Alexa Hill. Fifty percent of proceeds will go to the Anita Kaufmann Foundation – www. WHEN: The campaign runs from Saturday to March 30. WHERE: Hill’s Country Store, 2S133 Harter Road, Kaneville INFO: Call 630-557-2228.

‘Force Within Us’ at the Arcada Theatre WHAT: “The Force Within Us” will have a red carpet event at the Arcada Theatre. Filmmakers Chris Macht and Ian Vacek worked on the documentary on location from “Star Wars” filming locations. The event is free and open to the public. Cocktails and food will be available for purchase. The evening will finish with a meet-and-greet event with cast and crew, as well as live music. WHEN: 6:30 p.m. Friday. The movie will be shown at 7:30 p.m. WHERE: Arcada Theatre, 105 E. Main St., St. Charles INFO: Visit www.oshows. com.



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WHAT: A habitat restoration workday will be held at Bliss Woods Forest Preserve. Participants will cut and stack buckthorn, mulberry and other invasive trees. Warm clothes, sturdy boots and warm work gloves are recommended. Refreshments will be offered at the break. Children under 14 should be accompanied by an adult. Meet at the inner parking lot. WHEN: 9 a.m. to noon Saturday WHERE: Bliss Woods Forest Preserve, 5S660 Bliss Road, Sugar Grove INFO: Email Mary Ochsenschlager at or call Rob Cleave at the Kane County Forest Preserve, 630-232-5980.

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Farming knowledge cultivated Fourth-graders flock to Ag Days at Mooseheart By SARAH VETTER MOOSEHEART – When asked about farming, a kid might picture a man on a tractor in a field. During the Kane County Farm Bureau’s 29th annual Ag Days, 2,000 local fourth-graders are learning there’s a lot more to it. Held at the Mooseheart Fieldhouse, students rotated through a series of 25 stations to hear and take part in short presentations on agricultural topics. They learned about corn, soybeans, meat and dairy, farm machinery, biotechnology and vermicomposting, or composting with worms. “It’s very quick, but they pick up a lot of information they can take back to their classrooms and talk about,” said Suzi Myers, KCFB’s agriculture literacy coordinator. “This is a one-shot deal where children can see firsthand how agriculture touches their lives.” Teacher Brad Nelson brought his fourth-grade class from Batavia’s Louise White Elementary School to show them the impact of agriculture on the local economy. “Farming is a big part of what we do in our state,” Nelson said. “It’s a good experience for my students to see the different products we get from things we grow on our own farms here in Illinois.” Some students said they heard that message. “So far, I’ve learned what animals eat and which vitamins come from milk,” said student Katie Stoelinga, adding that her favorite part was seeing the animals. Student Mark Lillig discovered “how important soil is to farming, and what foods come from pigs.” The youths were introduced to baby pigs, lambs and chicks at the event.

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ABOVE: Students from Louise White Elementary School in Batavia learn about beekeeping Wednesday during the Kane County Farm Bureau’s 29th annual Ag Days at Mooseheart. BELOW: Beekeeper Harry Patterson talks to students from Louise White Elementary School in Batavia about keeping hives.

“This is a one-shot deal where children can see firsthand how agriculture touches their lives.” Suzi Myers Agriculture literacy coordinator Chuck Bauer grew up on a farm in Ohio, where his family grew wheat, corn, oats and hay and raised cattle, sheep, pigs and chickens. Now, he’s a volunteer with Garfield Farm Museum, a working 1840s farm and inn. He said it’s rare today to find a local student with any connection to farming. “It’s important to realize where our food comes from before it gets to the grocery store,” Bauer said. “Ag days is an opportunity for these kids to make that connection with the animals and the land.”

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31/15 McHenry Statistics through 4 p.m. yesterday Belvidere 32/16 Temperatures Waukegan 32/17 32/17 High/low ....................................... 25°/12° Normal high ......................................... 49° Rockford Crystal Lake Deerfield Record high .............................. 83° (2012) Algonquin 32/16 29/17 33/20 33/17 Normal low .......................................... 31° Hampshire Record low ............................... 10° (2013) Schaumburg 32/17 Elgin 34/19 Peak wind ........................ WNW at 22 mph 33/16 DeKalb Precipitation 29/17 Tri-Cities Chicago 24 hours through 4 p.m. yest. ........... 0.00” 29/17 34/21 Month to date ................................... 2.13” Normal month to date ....................... 1.47” Oak Park Year to date ...................................... 7.58” 34/22 Aurora Normal year to date .......................... 4.87” Dixon 31/16

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

Weather History On March 21, 1952, a massive outbreak of tornadoes raged from Missouri to Alabama. They killed 343 people and caused over $15 million in property damage.

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8POLICE REPORTS Batavia • Tools valued at $200 were reported taken March 18 from a car parked in the 800 block of Franklin Street. • Norman J. Purdy, 56, of the 5N500 block of Prairie Spring Drive, St. Charles, was charged March 17 with driving under the influence of alcohol and speeding. • John Gorman, 68, of the 700 block of Church Street, Batavia, was charged March 18 with driving under the influence of alcohol and improper lane use. • Dominque D. Lott, 21, of the 600 block of North College Ave., Aurora, was charged March 15

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with obstructing identification and criminal trespass to land at Batavia Apartments in the 1200 block of East Wilson Street. • Two homemade steel flatbed trailer ramps valued at $800 were reported taken March 13 from Drilling Unlimited, 534 S. River St. The theft had occurred within the past two weeks. • Robert H. Rivers-Teague, 23, of the 15600 block of Whipple Avenue, Markham, was charged March 13 with criminal trespass to real property. • Four rings valued at about $1,000 were reported taken March 12 from a residence at 1002 Lorlyn Circle.

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This Easter Season, Celebrate the Resurrection of Christ with Your Friends at Calvary

AU offers $25K reward after bomb threats By ERIC SCHELKOPF AURORA – Aurora University is offering a $25,000 reward for information leading to the identification and apprehension of those responsible for bomb threats emailed to the university Wednesday that led to the cancellation of classes. “We regard a bomb threat as a very serious criminal matter and intend to seek full redress for the costs and inconvenience incurred,” Aurora University President Rebecca Sherrick said in a message posted on

AU’s website. “To email or phone a threat of this kind is an act of domestic terrorism that all of us as Americans must work together to stop.” Sherrick urged anyone with information to contact AU’s Campus Public Safety at 630844-6140. Aurora police didn’t find anything suspicious after doing a building-to-building search of the campus after the school received more than one bomb threat Wednesday. Aurora police spokesman Dan Ferrelli did not specify how many threats AU received.

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Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion – March 24 8:00 AM 10:15 AM

Holy Communion with the Blessing of the Palms Holy Communion with the Blessing of the Palms

The Great Three Days Maundy Thursday – March 28 6:00 PM 7:00 PM 8:30 PM Midnight

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Community Ecumenical Service of the Seven Last Words Stations of the Cross Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion and Death

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Mental health summit begins By ASHLEY RHODEBECK ST. CHARLES – A map marking the locations of the nation’s mass shootings last year – including Ohio, Wisconsin, Minnesota and Tennessee – filled the screen Wednesday in St. Charles East High School’s Little Theatre. “We are literally surrounded by violence,” said Kim Svevo-Cianci, co-founder, president and executive director of Changing Children’s Worlds Foundation. Svevo-Cianci was the night’s featured speaker, kicking off St. Charles School District 303’s four-part mental health summit. Co-chaired by Jim DiCiaula and Mary Pat Ryan,

If you go St. Charles School District 303 is reconvening Summit 303 to address community mental health. The public is invited to attend the meetings, which will be in the St. Charles East High School Little Theatre from 7 to 9 p.m. April 24, May 9 and May 23.

this reconvening of Summit 303 aims to build a common understanding of the mental health challenges facing the community with an emphasis on children in teens. The hope is “to influence and drive actions that will positively change perceptions of mental illness and related issues, improve early identification and intervention, and enhance the quality and simplify the accessibility of support systems within our community including but not

limited to, impacted children, teens and their families,” according to the written goal. This summit, like those before it, seeks community input. “Your opinions and ideas are needed now,” DiCiaula said. Violence, such as mass shootings, and the stresses of life are reasons for this discussion, Svevo-Cianci said. “The reason we are here today is to be proactive,” she said.

While major episodes of school violence are rare, Svevo-Cianci said, studies indicate signs of mental illness in the youths carrying out these crimes are not. Experts say kids turn to violence and act out violent fantasies because of mental illness and social isolation. “The good news is as a community we can do a lot to address both of these issues,” Svevo-Cianci said. About 10 percent of children and adolescents in the United States suffer from serious mental and emotional disorders, she said. Of children in Illinois, about 7.5 percent ages 3 to 17 have moderate or severe social or emotional problems, and only 20 percent will get mental health services.


Walgreens move awaiting soil results By ERIC SCHELKOPF BATAVIA – Batavia Enterprises officials told plan commissioners Wednesday they are waiting for the results of soil borings before moving further on plans to move Walgreens from its 12,650-square-foot store at 138

W. Wilson St. in the Batavia Plaza into a 15,000-squarefoot building with a drive-thru just east of East China Inn in the shopping center. “We think we can make it work no matter what,” Batavia Enterprises President Dan Stellato told plan commissioners. “We kind of expected poor soils.”

Batavia Enterprises owns Batavia Plaza. Stellato said the results should be ready in the next two weeks. Stellato said the new Walgreens store might have to be built on piers, which is what happened when the new McDonald’s restaurant was built in downtown Batavia. The Fox River used to flow

through the property before the area was filled in 1960 when the plaza was built, he said. The plans for the store have elicited debate because the store would be set back about 70 feet from Wilson Street. The city’s zoning code requires a front building setback to be 10 feet or less.


Campton Hills man pleads guilty in altercation By ASHLEY RHODEBECK ST. CHARLES TOWNSHIP – Stephan C. Bolt, one of the three people charged in connection with a physical altercation that St. Charles police consider a hate crime, pleaded guilty Wednesday to battery. Bolt, 31, of Campton Hills, was sentenced to 12 months of probation for the Class A mis-

demeanor, 60 days of alcohol monitoring and $2,300 in fines and fees, plus a $720 fee for the alcohol monitoring device. He also must undergo a drug and alcohol evaluation Stephan and have no C. Bolt contact with the victim. Other charges against him,

including mob action and hate crime, were dismissed. His lawyer, Matt Downs, said Bolt decided to accept this agreement to avoid the risks associated with trial. “He’s a good, hardworking person,” Downs said. “His involvement in this situation was minimal.” Bolt, along with Christopher M. Miner and Susan V. Patton, was involved in a physical altercation Jan. 6

in the 2000 block of Lincoln Highway, according to St. Charles police reports. Authorities labeled the incident as a hate crime because the suspects reportedly taunted the victims for being gay, police have said. Patton and Miner are due in court April 5 for a preliminary hearing and are expected to begin a jury trial May 6. Miner is also expected in court for a hearing March 28.

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Paul M. Cook: Memorial visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, March 23, at Malone Funeral Home, 324 E. State St. in Geneva, with a celebration of life service at 6 p.m. Private interment will be in Oak Hill Cemetery in Geneva. Michael J. “Mike” Dillon: The visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, March 21, with an 8 p.m. wake service to conclude visitation at Conley Funeral Home, 116 W. Pierce St. in Elburn. A brief visitation will be from 9 to 10 a.m. Friday at the funeral home, concluding with prayers before a Mass to celebrate his faith at 10:30 a.m. Friday, March 22, at St. Gall Catholic Church in Elburn. Interment will follow in Queen of Heaven Cemetery in Hillside. Mildred A. Drmolka: A funeral service will be at 3 p.m. Friday, March 22, at the Holy Funeral Home in Wild Rose, Wis. Interment will be in Oak Hill Cemetery in Wild Rose. A visitation will be from 1 to 3 p.m. Friday at the Holly Funeral Home in Wild Rose. Marilyn J. Fedtke: Memorial visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 23, followed by a memorial service at 2 p.m. at Yurs Funeral Home Geneva, 1771 W. State St., Geneva, IL 60134. Doris Dredge Lufkin: Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 23, at Flanner and Buchanan – Washington Park East, 10722 E. Washington St., Indianapolis, Ind. Donald “Harvey” McClurg: There will be a celebration of life service at 4 p.m. Thursday, May 23, at Portage United Methodist Church in Portage, Wis. Frances L. Pedersen: A funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 21, at Calvary Episcopal Church, 222 S. Batavia Ave. in Batavia, where visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the service. Interment will be private. Richard Riha: Funeral prayers will be at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, March 21, at Malone Funeral Home, 324 E. State St. (Route 38) in Geneva, then proceeding to St. Patrick Catholic Church, 6N491 Crane Road in St. Charles, for celebration of funeral Mass at 10:30 a.m. Interment will be private. Arsenio G. Sala: A memorial celebration of Arsenio’s life will be Memorial Day weekend at Garfield Farm Museum. Adolph “Bud” Shulske: A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 23, at Yurs Funeral Home, 405 E. Main St. (corner of Routes 64 and 25), St. Charles. Interment will be private in Union Cemetery in St. Charles.



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Police seek information on truck By AL LAGATTOLLA SUGAR GROVE – Police in Sugar Grove are seeking information about an incident Tuesday in which a truck carrying a tall piece of equipment caused damage to a bridge. The Sugar Grove Police Department on Wednesday issued a news release seeking witnesses to the incident, which took place at 2:56 p.m. Tuesday. Sug-

ar Grove police Detective Steve Kurzawa said reports indicate the truck was heading north on Route 47 when it hit the Routes 30 and 56 bridge. Kurzawa said the truck paused briefly and then continued heading north. “Whoever was operating the vehicle would have known they struck something,” Kurzawa said. The incident affected traffic Tuesday. Kurzawa said no roads were closed, but there

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Policy allows departments to fill vacancies without County Board approval in special circumstances By JONATHAN BILYK

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cy, county department heads would be permitted to hire, without formal board approval, to fill vacancies in pre-existing positions at salaries that are the same or less. Department heads also would be permitted to hire under emergency circumstances. However, board mem bers said the proposed policy should be rewritten to state clearly that declining revenues, such as those experienced in animal control, would be considered such an emergency. The proposed new policy also would require county directors to receive approval from the County Board

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GENEVA – The County Board has taken the first step toward rewriting its hiring policies, giving county government department directors greater abilities to fill vacancies and hire under “emergency” circumstances, without first securing formal County Board approval. And the County Board appears poised to define “emergencies” used to justify hiring that sidesteps the county’s hiring freeze to explicitly include a decline in income flowing to a particular department. Wednesday, the County

Board Human Services Committee recommended approval of a resolution that would rewrite the county’s hiring rules, which have been in place since 2008. The County Board set the hiring freeze in response to the onset of the Great Recession. Under such policies, county department heads were not allowed to hire new employees without first having the hire reviewed and approved by the County Board. In recent weeks, that policy has come under scrutiny, and County Board members have questioned how effective the policy is and whether it is too ambiguous. The questions arose after

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BATAVIA – A company that makes colorants and additives that are used in products is moving its operations from Naperville to Batavia. Techmer PM is in the process of setting up its new facility in a 74,000-square-foot building on Douglas Road after outgrowing its 60,000-squarefoot facility in Naperville. “We’ve been pretty successful in growing the business,” said Dwight Morgan, vice president of marketing for Techmer PM. Techmer PM makes polymer modifiers that are used in different markets, including agriculture, the medical field and the automotive industry. Morgan started Accel Color Corp. in 1998 in Naperville, which Techmer bought in April 2008. In December, Techmer PM started leasing the building on

Douglas Road in Batavia, and the company is in the process of renovating it. “We are putting in all new efficient lighting,” Morgan said. “We are very committed to being green.” Techmer is expected to move into the building by summer, which will allow the company to expand operations, he said. “We currently have eight production lines, and we will be adding one more,” he said. “The new building will give us room to grow.” The building’s location near Interstate 88 makes it ideal for shipping products, Morgan said. “We will also use it as a corporate hub for training and customer interaction,” he said. The building will house about 35 employees, Morgan said. He expects it to add 15 more over the next several years.

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OPINIONS Excited to be attending Saint Mary’s College In 1844, the Sisters of the Holy Cross founded Saint Mary’s College in Notre Dame, Ind. Since then, SMC has grown to be a distinguished women’s liberal arts college. And it is where I will continue my education next year. I plan on majoring in English and education, and if I could swing a minor in French, I’d be thrilled. SMC is definitely a small liberal arts school, and the staff-to-student ratio is about 10:1. I like smaller class sizes and more one-on-one time with teachers, so that statistic thrills me. I could memorize more stats about Saint Mary’s, but I somehow doubt that I’ll ever need to print out party invitations for every single student on campus or take a class on how many students have scholarships. What I know is that it’s small – fewer than 2,000 undergrads. But it’s not like I’m going to run out of people, especially with the university of 12,000 students literally across the street. For those who don’t know, Saint Mary’s College is indeed the University of Notre Dame’s sister school. This means that, while enjoying my small, female-oriented learning environment, I can also take classes at Notre Dame, attend Notre Dame sporting events, enjoy campus amenities and – as SMC keeps strangely reminding me – join the Notre Dame marching band. Sadly, I doubt I will be taking advantage of the marching opportunity, owing to my complete tone deafness and bad legs. But I will be definitely watching “Fighting Irish Football,” and I will continue my tradition of picking Notre Dame to win my March Madness bracket (so there’s my pick for anyone who cares about the bracketology of a non-athletic, 17-year-old girl). From what I’ve heard from the

VIEWS Courtney Phelan SMC freshman Facebook page, and a friend of mine whose three aunts all went to Saint Mary’s, the Notre Dame boys want to date the Saint Mary’s girls. So if you see me in 20 years, I will likely be married to a red-headed engineer. I’m excited to go to college next year. Finally making my choice has eliminated some of my nerves but also brought on a whole onslaught of new worries. What if everyone is lying about the Notre Dame boys thing, and I never see a Y chromosome in my four years? What if the school is literally too small and I never find any friends? What if, after four years of never failing a class, I fail everything this semester, Saint Mary’s decides to reject me, and I have to attend the University of Failures and Idiots? I know the only way my questions will be answered will be to go there in the fall, but I still worry. I worry a little more every day, but I know that someday that anxiety will turn into academic eustress. I don’t know where I’m living next year, what classes I’ll be taking, or what I’ll do if I get sick and my mom isn’t there to take care of me. What I do know is that I am extremely proud and excited to be a member of Saint Mary’s Belles Class of 2017.

• Courtney Phelan is a senior at Geneva High School. She is an outgoing and energetic young writer who likes to swim, read and participate in general teenage activities. She can be contacted at


Kaneville village Sugar Grove village president: Peck president: Michels It has been less than a year since Rick Peck took over as Kaneville’s interim village president. He was chosen by his peers and deserves an opportunity to serve a full term. “It’s been a great experience so far, and I want to continue forward,” he said during an endorsement interview with the Kane County Chronicle Editorial Board. Peck was selected to be interim village president after the death of Bob Rodney in July. Prior to becoming interim village president, he served as a Kaneville trustee. Both Kaneville village president candidates – Peck and Trustee Pat Hill – are leaders and have demonstrated a desire to do what’s best for Kaneville. Both recognize the need for new sidewalks in town, and both say they will strive to maintain the village’s small-town identity. Hill is highly involved in Kaneville and is well known as the owner of Hill’s Country Market – also called “the Purple Store.” She has served as a trustee since 2006 and has lived in the area for 17 years. Peck is an engineering manager and has lived in the area for nearly nine years. We endorse Peck.

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Sean Michels has skillfully guided the village of Sugar Grove through what often has been a challenging economic time during his three terms as village president. He has demonstrated an ability to attract businesses – such as the Rush-Copley Convenient Care facility and Jimmy John’s – to the town, and he has more goals, including completing the interchange at Route 47 and Interstate 88. He understands and would prioritize Sugar Grove signing on to an impact fee agreement with Kaneland School District 302, something other Kaneland communities already have done. His opponent in the race for Sugar Grove village president, Kevin Geary, certainly has played a key role in the village’s success. Geary has been a trustee for about 13 years and has been an involved and engaged community member, working on such key projects as the Corn Boil festival and Holiday in the Grove. Geary was instrumental in getting an advisory referendum on the April 9 ballot to address the village’s recent lifting of its video gambling ban. Michels said he would consider reinstating the ban if the vote results show residents don’t support video gambling. Geary has said the same. Michels has been a strong leader during a difficult economy. We endorse him for a fourth term.

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Thursday, March 21, 2013

Q&A By ERIC SCHELKOPF The accolades keep pouring in for “American Idol” winner Scotty McCreery. In 2011, McCreery became the show’s first country male winner and its youngest male winner in any genre. Last year, he was named New Artist of the Year at the Academy of Country Music Awards and the American Country Awards. The 19-year-old McCreery will perform at 8 p.m. March 28 at The Paramount Theatre, 23 E. Galena Blvd., Aurora. Tickets range from $35 to $40 and are available by calling the box office at 630896-6666. Kane County Chronicle reporter Eric Schelkopf had the chance to talk to McCreery about his current activities.

Eric Schelkopf: I understand that you are finishing up your new album. Will you be previewing any of your new songs at the show in Aurora? Scotty McCreery: Yeah, definitely, definitely. We’re going to be playing a lot of stuff from the first album, but we’re going to playing three or four songs from the new record. We’re kind of testing them out, and seeing which songs the fans are digging. That’s kind of what we are looking for.

ES: So, what should people expect from the new album? SM: Well, they should obviously expect country music. But the cool thing about me

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starting out so young is that you are going to be able to see growth throughout the album. We’ve got about seven songs done right now, and I can already see how much different this album is going to be, in a good way, from the first album.

for me because country music fans are so loyal and so great. When I was sitting there on the stage and when Ryan announced it was me, I was definitely like, “Oh, my goodness.” I don’t know if I can pinpoint one emotion, because everything was kind of running through my head all at once. It was definitely one of those moments that I will never forget.

ES: What kind of growth have you had as an artist since winning “American Idol?” SM: In the last two years, I’ve just done nothing but learn, whether it is just from personal experience on the road or whether it’s from major artists that I’ve gotten the chance to talk to, and they give me some advice. I think I’ve gotten more comfortable on the road, a lot more comfortable in my own skin out there in this industry.

ES: What do you think of last year’s winner, Philip Phillips? SM: He’s great. He’s had a huge amount of success with his song, “Home.” And it’s pretty cool to watch another “Idol” winner take off like that. I still try to watch the show as much as I can. With me being in college and also touring, it makes for a lot of busy nights.

ES: Your debut album, “Clear As Day,” has been certified platinum for one million copies sold. Were you surprised that it did so well? SM: Yeah, definitely. Especially with it being the first album, you really have no idea what to expect or what to even look forward to. To sit back and kind of watch that album take on a life of its own was pretty special and pretty wild to watch. I never really got that radio hit on that album. That’s kind of the main focus of this album coming up, to try and find that radio hit.

ES: When you first auditioned for “American Idol,” what kind of emotions were you feeling? SM: I was a nervous wreck. I didn’t really know what to

ES: If there was one “American Idol” winner you could tour with, who would it be? SM: I guess Carrie Under-

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ES: When you were told that you

were the winner of season 10, was that a total shock? What do you think won people over? SM: I don’t really know exactly what won people over. In the first place, singing country music on that show was a definite big advantage

wood, or Kelly Clarkson would work, too. She’s kind of got that country-pop thing going for her. It’s cool to be able to tour with other country artists.

ES: Last year, you toured with Brad Paisley. Would you consider him one of your influences? SM: Oh, for sure. For me, it was incredible to tour with him and to kind of see him do his thing every night, and to see how he runs his tours. It was definitely a huge learning experience for me.


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Pop star Aaron Carter heading to St. Charles By ERIC SCHELKOPF

it’s pop music. That’s what it is.

ES: The music business has changed a lot since you got involved in it. Do you think it is easier or harder to be a musician these days? AC: The music industry is a re- Aaron Carter holds the distinction of being the youngest male solo artist to have four Top 40 singles. Carter, the younger brother of Backstreet Boys’ Nick Carter, will perform songs from his illustrious career during his appearance Friday at River Rockhouse, 106 S. Riverside Ave., St. Charles. Tickets for the all-ages show are $18 in advance or $20 at the door, available by going to www. Kane County Chronicle reporter Eric Schelkopf had the chance to talk to Carter about the upcoming show.

Eric Schelkopf: I understand you’ve been writing some new songs. Are you going to be performing any of the new songs at your show in St. Charles? Aaron Carter: No, I’m not, actually. I’m just sticking with my stuff from my previous album, because that’s pretty much what it’s about. I just started on Friday recording my new album.

ES: So, what should people expect from the new album? AC: It’s me, a grown-up version of what everybody knows. And

ES: You’ve been singing since you were 7. Is this what you had always wanted to do? AC: I wanted to do it, because I looked up to my big brother, Nick, and what he did. I wanted to be an entertainer, too.

ES: Did you feel any pressure because of the success Nick achieved with the Backstreet Boys? AC: No, not really. Nick has always been successful in doing his group thing, and I’ve fortunately been able to stand on my own as a solo artist, and create my own fan base.

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ES: A few years ago, you were on the show “Dancing With The Stars.” Were you nervous at all doing that? AC: I was petrified. I was definitely nervous doing something like that.

ES: What do you enjoy about being on stage? AC: I just love the music, I love

show Friday, what should they expect? AC: A high-energy, nostalgic – packed show.

ES: Do you do requests from the audience at all? AC: Yeah, of course I do. ES: Have you seen any second-generation fans at your shows, such as someone who liked you when they were younger and now is bringing their children to your shows? AC: Oh, yeah, I have seen their

being on stage and performing for people, making them enjoy what they are doing with their time. I love giving people a good show.

kids in the audience. I feel really honored and really blessed that my music is being passed down from generation to generation.

ES: So, when people come to the


Get to know: Geneva Film Festival director Scott Rolf

volving door. It’s not a door that opens and closes. It just keeps going in circles. That’s how it is. And that’s what I’ve seen in my 18 years of experience in the business, my whole life basically. If you know your place, if you know your lane, you’re going to be accepted by people. But if you try to get out of your lane and be something that you’re not, that’s when people are going to call you out on it, and it’s not going to work.

ES: It seems like Justin Bieber is getting a lot of grief these days. Do you have any advice for him? AC: There’s not really any advice anybody can give to Justin Bieber right now. He’s going to do his thing. You just have to pray that he makes it out OK.

ES: Do you have any dream projects, something that you haven’t tried yet? AC: I plan on opening up a music and performing arts school. I want to give back.

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By NICOLE WESKERNA GENEVA – A good film is easy to pinpoint, according to Scott Rolf, Geneva resident and director of the annual Geneva Film Festival. As long as he can “get lost” in a film, it’s worth a watch. “You kind of forget everything around you and you forget you’re watching a film,” he said. The man behind Geneva’s Film Festival, which is in its sixth year, is a cameraman by trade who appreciates a good plot line, especially if it has some science fiction or psychological thriller elements. Rolf, 49, grew up in the southern Illinois town of Centralia, and initially wanted to become an architect. When he

Yo got to college, he realized he wanted to do something more creative, so he studied journalism and advertising. But after interviewing with a few ad agencies following graduation, he realized he didn’t really want to do that, either. He started doing some film editing and worked with a producer who suggested he should give film production a try. And that seemed to stick. “I realized what I wanted to do was camera work because you were like the center of the universe with the camera,” he said.

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they nervously shake their hand, take a photo and get an autograph, they usually thank me for helping them with the “bucket list” item of meeting their idol. Again, a bit of irony, as

DC was on MY bucket list. He epitomized what I wanted to be when I grew up – A well respected and widely loved conduit between music and the masses. Not an actual performer, yet an entertainer

in his own right. He was somebody who brought joy to millions via song, dance and a familiar smile. I think I never really pursued the intro because of the international familiarity with his audience he had. With so many single degrees of separation between us, coupled with the too-many-to-count times I saw him on one show or another, it was as if he was by my house for pasta the night before. With all those fabulous rock ’n‘ roll moments we all witnessed over the years, I think my favorite Dick Clark moment was his last “New Year’s Rockin’ Eve” special. Still handsome with the boyish good looks, he struggled with his speech after a terrible stroke. He kept his dignity though, and also kept his tradition of kissing his beloved wife at midnight. Although the kiss was physically awkward for him, he did it with a passion I have rarely seen. It showed a love that not even a massive stroke could stifle. As more and more of music’s pioneers pass on, I can’t help but think of that Righ-

teous Brothers classic, “Rock ’n‘ Roll Heaven” as Bill Medley sang at our Arcada Theatre last year, “…If there’s a rock and roll heaven, well you know they’ve got a hell of a band.” The song refers to all those music masters who have passed on so young. But with all those young rock stars up there, Dick Clark is probably keeping them all in line, on some cloud with a bunch of musical souls dancing around them. It seems the legacy of rock stars gets grander upon their death. Their music lives on for generations. Their images get plastered on coffee mugs and mouse pads and refrigerator magnets. But guys like Dick Clark usually don’t have that kind of staying power. My 8-year-old daughter will grow up and know who Sinatra, Elvis and Michael were, but Dick Clark? I will do my best to tell her about Dick Clark and “American Bandstand.” More importantly, I’ll tell her to be aggressive in pursuing her “bucket list.”

• 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 spark@

Geneva Film Festival to include 27 films from 20 countries • GENEVA FILM Continued from page 16 “Everything revolves around the camera,” Rolf said. Rolf said he landed an internship with a camera company and after learning about technical components of the camera, he started going out on jobs as a camera assistant. Today, he mostly does commercials, but he’s also worked on the visual effects team for “The Dark Knight” and “Transformers 3,” and also did work on the television show “Prison Break.” Rolf said he looks forward to shooting his own film short this summer, which he wrote. He described the films he writes as “twisted,” but not like a

horror movie – more like a psychological thriller. “I’ve always been a big fan of The Twilight Zone,” he said. “When people are like, ‘Oh my God, I didn’t see that coming,’ then you know you got it.” Among the directors who have inspired him are Ridley Scott, who directed “Alien” and “Blade Runner;” James Cameron, who directed “The Abyss” and “Terminator;” and most recently, David Fincher, who directed “Fight Club” and “Se7en.” Rolf said his favorite part about making films is the collaboration between so many different people who share the same vision. “For the most part, everyone wants to show up and do something really cool and do something magical,” he said.

“That’s the part that I love about this industry. It’s such a collaborative effort. When everything comes together, there’s such a sense of pride. Rolf first got involved in the Geneva Film Festival in its second year and now organizes the festival, which this year includes 27 films representing 20 countries. “Last year was the first year the festival really came together,” he said. “This year, we’re kind of building on that because last year was so successful.”

Geneva Film Festival The Geneva Film Festival opens Thursday, March 28, in downtown Geneva. For more information or to see showtimes, visit

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As the one year anniversary of the passing of rock ’n‘ roll icon Dick Clark comes upon us, a couple of questions come to mind: How many lives has American Rock ’n‘ Roll touched? How many careers did Dick Clark launch or foster? How many of the millions of watchers of the 7,500-plus shows he produced had moments of happiness and memories that lasted a lifetime because of those shows? ANSWER: Immeasurable! I never met the man. I never actually pursued it. And it’s ironic, because all these tributes and testimonials I have been reading were by people I have known for years! Legends like Little Anthony, Neil Sedaka, Danny & The Juniors, Frankie Avalon, Frankie Valli, Tom Dreesen, Mary Wilson, Pat Boone, James Darren, Nancy Sinatra … the list goes on and on. All good friends of ours, and all who attribute their careers to Dick Clark. I didn’t even approach my good buddy, the late Ed McMahon and former television partner of Dick’s whose gift of a video of him saying, “And now, heeeeeeeere’s Ronnie” in the same vein as Johnny Carson is one of my most treasured possessions. Man, I should have asked him for the introduction. At each of our shows, I always try to facilitate fans’ meet and greet with the stars. After

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Historical society to host evening of blues, beer, food KANE COUNTY CHRONICLE AURORA – The Aurora Historical Society will host a spring fundraiser – Red, Whites and Blues – on Thursday, March 21, at Two Brothers Roundhouse. The event will feature a musical feast that will include dinner with red and white beer pairings and a history of blues music in Aurora with musical illustrations by Keven Bradley Green and the Aurora Blues Machine. Charles “Delta Blues Hog” Hayes, one of the last of the oldtime, Delta-style bluesmen, will be the guest performer. The event will take place from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Tickets cost $80 a person (club level) and $150 a person (private seating in tavern balcony with an open bar and dedicated service). To reserve tickets, call 630-9060650. Two Brothers Roundhouse is located at 205 N. Broadway St. in Aurora.

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The Aurora Historical Society will host the beer-tasting and music event Red, Whites and Blues on Thursday, March 21, at Two Brothers Roundhouse in Aurora.

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Guenther looks to build off big summer By KEVIN DRULEY GENEVA – Geneva baseball coach Matt Hahn figures juniors new to varsity fall into one of two categories in the early weeks of each season. Either they’re simply happy to be wearing royal blue and white or they’re yearning to compete for a spot. Count outfielder Matt Guenther in the latter category after a breakout summer travel season with the Carol Stream-based Dupage Training Academy – just don’t think he’s completely stone-faced. The chance to join seniors Jake Weede and Bobby Hess in the outfield and hopefully settle into a potent lineup excites Guenther to no end. “There’s so much talent on this team,” Guenther said. “I just feel like there’s so many guys around that can make me better and stuff like that.” Guenther arguably finds his greatest ally in senior right-hander Andy Honiotes, a Miami (Fla.) recruit. The pair befriended one another around this time in 2012, and Guenther charted Honiotes’ stellar season – 7-0, 1.01 ERA – while a member of the sophomore team. A few weeks later, Guenther was careful not to glare too widely when he smacked a liner against Honiotes during a summer bullpen session. Impressed, Honiotes spoke from more than one swing when he told Guenther he had solid talent, sparking a confidence-fueled summer that saw Guenther bat .429 for Dupage while leading the team in hits, RBIs, walks, runs and onbase percentage. Invitations to offseason showcases followed, along with recruiting advice from Honiotes, who figures his friend will be fielding his share of collegiate overtures before long. “I want him to be as good as he can be, because I know he’s got a ton of potential,” Honiotes said.

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Geneva junior Matt Guenther is chased down by teammate Luke Polishak while running bases in the school’s gym Wednesday afternoon.

“There’s so much talent on this team. I just feel like there’s so many guys around that can make me better.” Matt Guenther Geneva junior outielder

Guenther credits “a lot of repetition” in the batting cage last winter for fueling his summer run, along with the .350 sophomore season before it. Limited to what Hahn called about 20 minutes of outdoor practice so far this month, the Vikings are especially eager for this weekend’s season-opening trip to downstate Jacksonville. Guenther often has headed to the Dupage facility for

Geneva junior Matt Guenther listens to instructions from baseball coach Matt Hahn (not pictured) Wednesday afternoon during practice. extra swings after Geneva workouts. “The ball just slows down a lot better, especially when you’re getting extra cuts in the cage,” Guenther said. He also is optimistic about the strides he’s made defensively. He took fly balls

whenever he could during the fall, a task made tougher as he saw extensive football playing time at defensive tackle after early-season injuries to Nathan Balettie and Jake Boser.

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TODAY Baseball: Batavia at Minooka, 4:30 p.m.; Burlington Central at Kaneland, 4:30 p.m.; West Aurora at Marmion, 4:30 p.m.; Aurora Central Catholic at Hinckley Big Rock, 4:30 p.m.; Lisle at Aurora Christian, 4:30 p.m.; St. Francis at West Chicago, 4 p.m. Softball: West Aurora at Geneva, 4:30 p.m.; Glenbard North at St. Charles East, 4:30 p.m.; Kaneland at Ottawa, 4:30 p.m.; Aurora Central Catholic at IMSA, 4:45 p.m.; Burlington Central at West Chicago, 4:30 p.m. Girls soccer: Elgin at St. Charles North, 4:30 p.m.; Hinckley Big Rock at Aurora Central Catholic, 4:30 p.m.; Burlington Central at Hampshire, 6:15 p.m.; St. Francis at Wheaton Warrenville South, 6:30 p.m. Boys track and field: Geneva at Batavia, 4:30 p.m. Girls track and field: Minooka at Batavia, 4:30 p.m. Boys tennis: St. Francis at Timothy Christian, 4 p.m. Girls badminton: Geneva at Glenbard North, 4:30 p.m. Boys water polo: St. Charles North at St. Charles East, 5:30 p.m. Girls water polo: St. Charles East at St. Charles North, 5:30 p.m.

Guenther looks to return to familiar left field spot Continued from page 24 With Hess – a standout running back bidding to walk on at Indiana – penciled in at right field, the 6-foot-2, 225-pound Guenther looks to return to left field, where he played for much of his developmental career before high school. “He’s going to see time in the outfield. He’s going to see time at DH,” Hahn said. “He’s

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done a nice job improving on things we’ve asked him to improve on from the summer, so we’ve got to find some at-bats for him.” That sounds good to Guenther, who happily calls Honiotes “a really great role model for me” while considering the rest of the Vikings among his friends. “I’m really confident about this season,” Guenther said. “I think we’re going to be pretty good.”

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North boys volleyball sweeps season opener FRANKLIN PARK – Kevin Beach and Johnny Orech smacked seven kills apiece Wednesday to help the St. Charles North boys volleyball team defeat Leyden, 25-15, 25-20, in its season opener. Pat Misiewicz had 16 assists for the North Stars, while Ryan Dal Degan contributed 13 assists. “The boys looked really good for their first start of the season,” North coach Todd Weimer wrote.

ON CAMPUS Dennis D. Jacobs “Better late than never” might be a good motto for Bryce Emory’s college golf career. When the Northern Illinois senior wrapped up a highly successful prep career at Marmion in 2008, he still had no idea where he was going to play in college. “I was a real late commit,” he recalls. “I committed in mid-June after graduation.” Although he was a threetime Suburban Catholic Conference Player of the Year, colleges weren’t knocking down his door to make him offers. “I kind of fell through the cracks of recruiting my senior year because I didn’t play bad, but I didn’t outshine anybody else,” Emory said. Emory said he was considering attending a junior college or perhaps walking on at a four-year program when Northern Illinois head coach John Cleary – now an assistant women’s golf coach at Minnesota – finally called. “Coach Cleary, who recruited me, had a couple of players at the end of the school year transfer out, so he had a spot open,” Emory said. Cleary wound up leaving for an assistant coaching position at Texas Tech and Emory’s play as a freshman didn’t exactly impress the Huskies’ new head coach, Tom Porten. “I put a lot of pressure on myself,” Emory said. “I didn’t play all that well. … I had a chip on my shoulder.” Emory said he wanted to prove he could play at the NCAA Division I level, but he only played in four events as a freshman – two in the fall and two in the spring – finishing well down the leaderboard in all of them. He credits making a better adjustment to the college game for a much more successful sophomore year. He finished third on the team with a scoring average of 75.7 for 18 holes and got his first top-five tournament finish


St. Francis boys v’ball remains unbeaten BARTLETT – The St. Francis boys volleyball team knocked off Bartlett, 25-21, 25-15, on Wednesday in nonconference play. The Spartans (2-0) were led by Jeff Jendryk (nine kills, three blocks), Patrick Flood (seven kills) and Alex Shulski (12 assists, eight service points). Photo provided

Bryce Emory is a Marmion graduate and current Northern Illinois University golfer. with a fifth-place result at the Earl Yestingsmeier Invitational in Muncie, Ind. Emory’s strong play continued into his junior year. He finished the fall with a career-best third-place finish at the Georgetown Intercollegiate in Beallsville, Md., then started the spring season with a tie for sixth at the University of Central Florida’s Rio Pinar Invitational, where he finished 5-under par. “From there, I kind of struggled.” Emory said. “I was in a little bit of a slump. I had some swing problems. … I really struggled off the tees.” Emory admits he’s “never been the straightest hitter,” but now he said the ball was either going in the fairway or out of bounds or hitting a tree. He said his difficulties driving started to affect the rest of his game. This past fall, his scoring average ballooned to 80.3 after he ended his junior year at 74.8. This winter, Emory said

he worked a lot on his wedge play. “I’ve always been one of the longer hitters,” said Emory, who stands 6-6 and weighs 210 pounds. “When I’m confident in my driver and I can hit it a lot, it can really shorten up courses.” That, in turn, allows him to hit more wedges to get him on the green in good position. “I’d say my putting has always been a part of my game that I’ve been pretty confident in,” he adds. All the winter work paid off with a fifth-place result at his first spring event a month ago, the Forest Hills Collegiate in Augusta, Ga. Emory shot an even-par 144 over the 36 holes of the event. His play earned him the Mid-American Conference Golfer of the Week award. “It was nice to get back in the lineup and prove myself,” Emory said. “To get the player of the week honor was kind of the cherry on top.”

He said he’s now “ready to finish off my career the right way” by hopefully winning a tournament or two or at least recording some more top-five finishes. Emory said how he plays the rest of the spring season and over the summer will help him decide whether he should turn pro. “My parents [Robert and Laura] have always supported it,” he noted. “If that doesn’t work out, I’ll have a degree.” He’s majoring in marketing. “NIU has the reputation of a pretty good business school,” Emory said. “It doesn’t hurt to have a degree from there.”

• Dennis D. Jacobs writes the weekly On Campus column for the Kane County Chronicle about area athletes competing in college. To suggest local college athletes for a future column, email him at

North girls water polo falls to Naperville North NAPERVILLE – The St. Charles North girls water polo team lost, 9-3, to Naperville North. Nicole Guyett, Megan Calabrese and Maddie Jones scored for the North Stars. Sarah Stern tallied seven steals.

Geneva girls badminton handles Lancers ROSELLE – Ann Green and Nicole Schneider were double winners for the Geneva badminton team in the Vikings’ 10-5 victory at Lake Park. The Vikings (10-1) won seven of 10 singles matches, including three-game victories from Melanie Burkhardt, Suchada Ritsiri and Colleen Detzler.

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After more than a few uncertain days and nights, the Bears have decided to move on. Before long, so will Brian Urlacher. And so should the rest of us. At the risk of losing my self-proclaimed title as World’s Most Beloved And Devastatingly Good-Looking Sports Columnist of 2013, this is how I feel about Urlacher’s departure: The Bears made the right decision. It was a really tough decision, but it was the right decision. Anyway, we all know the details of the story by now. The Bears spent the majority of their free-agent budget on tight end Martellus Bennett and offensive tackle Jermon Bushrod, not to mention re-signing defensive tackle Henry Melton, which left little to offer to Urlacher. A bargain-bin deal remained possible until Wednesday, when the Bears announced they would not resign the eight-time Pro Bowl linebacker who so famously wore No. 54. “We were unable to reach an agreement with Brian,” general manager Phil Emery said in a statement released by the team, “and both sides have decided to move forward.” Make that one side. “It was not a negotiation it was an ultimatum,” Urlacher wrote on his Twitter page Wednesday evening. “Gonna miss my teammates.” Urlacher’s prickliness is understandable. He gave so much to the franchise for so

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Rejoice in the Easter Miracle With Us! Batavia Covenant Church Welcomes Senior Pastor Glen Morden 1314 W. Main Street, Batavia, IL 630-879-3721 • EASTER SUNDAY PALM SUNDAY Reawaken your Easter Spirit Celebration of the Resurrection

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United Methodist Church of Geneva Holy Week Schedule Palm Sunday, March 24 8:00, 9:00 & 10:45am in the sanctuary Dramatic reading of the Passion story Maunday Thursday, March 28 7:30pm in the sanctuary Traditional service of the Last Supper

Good Friday, March 29 6:30pm in Fellowship Hall Unique worship experience recreates the Early Christian Meal. We’ll gather to share our memories, thoughts & feelings in our time of grief. Reservation req’d, 630-232-7120

Easter Worship, March 31 7:30, 9:00 & 10:45am Traditional services celebrating the resurrection of Jesus. Chancel Choir at 9:00 & 10:45am

UMC of Geneva 211 Hamilton Street – Geneva

Bethlehem Lutheran Church 1145 N. 5th Avenue Saint Charles, IL 60174-9085 (630) 584-2199 Bethlehem Preschool/Daycare ~ (630) 584-6027 Worship Services with Holy Communion are held four times every weekend* *Saturday, 5:30 p.m. *Sunday, 8:00 a.m.

Informal traditional service Traditional service

*Sunday, 9:15 a.m. *Sunday, 10:30 a.m.

Contemporary service Traditional service

Participation in Communion is open to all who believe in Jesus Christ. HOLY WEEK– Special times for Easter Weekend Saturday/Sunday, March 23 & 24 regular worship times Palm/Passion Sunday Features a dramatic reading of the Passion and special music Thursday, March 28 – 1:30 & 7:15 p.m. Maundy Thursday services of Holy Communion Friday, March 29 – 7:15 p.m. Good Friday Tenebrae service of fading light Sunday, March 31 – 6:15, 8:00, 9:30 & 11:00 a.m. (No Saturday Service) Easter worship with no Sunday School; Breakfast in Education Hall, 7:00-11:00 a.m.

St. Patrick Church 400 Cedar Street, St. Charles, IL 60174 CONFESSION SCHEDULE Sat., March 23 Mon., March 25

6N491 Crane Road, St. Charles, IL • 630-338-8000 Holy Saturday, March 30

9:00 – 10:00 a.m. Downtown Church 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. Crane Road Church

TRIDUUM SCHEDULE Holy Thursday, March 28 6:00 p.m. Mass of the Lord’s Supper (Spanish) - Downtown Church 7:00 p.m. Mass of the Lord’s Supper – Crane Road Church

Good Friday, March 29 10:00 a.m. Stations of the Cross (Spanish) – Downtown Church 12:00 noon Private Prayer – Downtown Church 1:00 p.m. Stations of the Cross – Downtown Church 2:00 p.m. Liturgy of Good Friday – Downtown Church 5:30 p.m. Passion of the Lord (Spanish) – Downtown Church 7:00 p.m. Liturgy of Good Friday – Crane Road Church

11:00 a.m. Blessing of the Easter Baskets – Downtown Church

EASTER MASS SCHEDULE Holy Saturday, March 30 6:00 p.m. Easter Vigil Mass (Spanish) – Downtown Church 7:30 p.m. Easter Vigil Mass – Crane Road Church

Easter Sunday, March 31 7:00 a.m. Crane Road Church 7:30 a.m. Downtown Church 8:45 a.m. Crane Road Church 9:00 a.m. Downtown Church 10:30 a.m. Crane Road Church 10:30 a.m. Downtown Church 12:00 noon Downtown Church 12:15 p.m. Crane Road Church 5:00 p.m. Downtown Church (Spanish)

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TODAY’S BIRTHDAYS Timothy Dalton (1946), actor; Gary Oldman (1958), actor; Matthew Broderick (1962), actor; Rosie O’Donnell (1962), comedian/actress; Ronaldinho (1980), soccer player; Adrian Peterson (1985), football player. – United Feature Syndicate


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By ANN HORNADAY TODAY – In coming months, you’re more likely to be content when mingling with intimate groups of friends than being part of a large group. Quality will be your motto, not quantity. ARIES (March 21-April 19) – Usually you can maintain an upbeat attitude, but it might take everything in your power not to let a sour temperament take over. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) – When around people who have something worthwhile to say, you should do more listening than talking. You’ll find much useful information that will come in handy down the line. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) – Focus your efforts on endeavors that could contribute to your financial well-being. Two unrelated opportunities might come your way – seize both of them. CANCER (June 21-July 22) – One of your greatest assets is the ability to take control of a situation and wrest something valuable from it, and you’ll get a chance to do this today. You’ll know how to delegate effectively. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) – Your goals can best be achieved by operating in a manner that doesn’t generate much attention. Quietly do your own thing while letting others do theirs. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) – One of the major reasons behind the current spike in your popularity is your genuine concern for others. Sincerity builds strong bonds of friendship. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) – If you’re too wishy-washy to make your own decisions, your colleagues will happily make them for you. Unfortunately, you might not appreciate the results. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) – A lesson you’ve learned from painful past experience will be wisely utilized. You aren’t likely to repeat a mistake that you once made in a similar situation. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) – Your instincts are likely to be a shade sharper than usual when it comes to important personal matters. You’ll heed your hunches and use them effectively. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) – Diplomacy and tact are your two greatest assets, especially regarding your friendships. Situations that normally could be a bit testy won’t get a chance to go south. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) – Any assignment that requires your immediate attention should be given top priority. You’re won’t have any peace of mind if you ignore important matters that need tending to. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) – You won’t need to be around a ton of people to have a good time. In fact, hanging out with a few special friends could produce all the fun you need.

The Washington Post Last fall, as the science-fiction thriller “Looper” was building up steam in theaters, it wasn’t surprising to see fans lining up to see it a second time – to untangle the film’s complicated skein of time travel, shifting characters and life-and-death plot twists. But why were those re-“Loopers” watching their beloved movie with their iPhones on and their ear buds in? It turned out that “Looper’s” writer-director, Rian Johnson, was giving them his own private guided tour through the world he’d created on-screen, by way of an in-theater podcast he produced specifically for that purpose. Johnson had done the same thing a few years earlier with his film “The Brothers Bloom,” an indie starring Mark Ruffalo and Adrien Brody that had been in danger of getting lost in the multiplex shuffle. “I was scrambling to figure out a way to generate more interest in the movie,” Johnson recalled in a phone conversation from Los Angeles. “I just thought [a podcast] was a unique idea I could do myself that would be this homespun thing.” In the filmmaking world, “Clerks” director Kevin Smith proved an early adopter of podcasts as a canny, cost-effective way to promote his work and build his audience. But Johnson, 39, has taken the technology one step further in bridging the gap between conventional spectatorship and the kind of filmmaker-viewer engagement that audiences increasingly demand – and movie studios increasingly covet. Johnson, an enthusiastic Twitter native who regularly photo

The movie-going experience is changing with more interaction between the audience and movie-makers – during the film. interacts with fans on his website, admitted that “not that many people” availed themselves of the “Brothers Bloom” podcast. “But I still liked the idea. So I asked people on Twitter, hey, did anyone actually use that weird thing I did with ‘Brothers Bloom?’ And I got a lot of positive responses, so I decided to give it another shot.” So far, Johnson’s “Looper” commentary has been downloaded or streamed more than 27,700 times. After a brief etiquette lesson (please put your glowing screen in your pocket) and instructions on when to start the podcast (right after the TriStar pegasus shows up in the opening credits), Johnson begins his narration, a laid-back monologue during which he explains how he shot various scenes, the mechanics of the film’s special effects and stunts, and even where his mom and dad show up for cameos. (“Not her ... not her ... her!”) Whereas the “Looper” DVD commentary includes stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Emily Blunt, Johnson’s in-theater version is simultaneously more conversational (you can hear him take sips of coffee throughout the nearly two-

hour presentation) and more technical, with the filmmaker eagerly digressing into explanations of anamorphic aspect ratios and the vagaries of lens flares. “You can be a lot more casual with the fans,” Johnson says of the podcast. “You kind of relax a little bit and dig in a little bit deeper. If someone’s doing this, they’re not a casual consumer. They’re really interested in the process, so you can dig in and not be afraid that you’ll bore them.” Johnson doesn’t produce the podcasts as a way to increase revenue; he readily admits that the number of repeat theatrical viewings was probably too negligible to be significant. Rather, he’s part of a generation of filmmakers for whom creating and nurturing a dedicated audience is as instinctive as sending a text instead of leaving a voicemail. “The people I know who [use emerging technology and] are, quote-unquote, successful at it, are not approaching it with a goal of becoming successful at it,” Johnson says. “They’re successful because they genuinely enjoy being out there and interacting with people.

I would be doing this even if I wasn’t making movies for a living. And I think people can sense that. They can also tell which filmmakers were told by their PR departments to start a Twitter account for their movies and do it in an obligatory way, then ditch it.” Sony, “Looper’s” distributor, was supportive of Johnson’s idea to do a podcast. But increasingly, Johnson’s contemporaries in the low-budget world are discovering that distributors demand interaction with viewers. Indeed, some companies have been known to make deals largely on the strength of communities filmmakers have nurtured online. When IFC Films acquired the comedy “Super,” they also acquired star Rainn Wilson’s huge Twitter audience. Only a few days ago, Warner Bros. greenlighted a movie based on the “Veronica Mars” television series after creator Rob Thomas raised more than $2 million on Kickstarter, setting a new record for the crowd-funding website. The money was surely less important to the studio than the more than 45,000 fans who flocked to Thomas’ page – guaranteed customers who can generate valuable wordof-mouth once the movie is released. For directors working with tiny budgets, distributors now expect to leverage their pre-existing network. “There’s an expectation now that the filmmaker will bring their audience with them,” said Joe Swanberg, a few days after his new film “Drinking Buddies” premiered at the South by Southwest film festival. “And the only way to keep in touch with that audience is through Twitter and your Web site and things like that.”

DEAR ABBY Jeanne Phillips Dear Tortured: The decision about whether or not to terminate the pregnancy wasn’t yours to make; it was your daughter’s. Being pro-life, you have your own convictions, but you acted as a loving parent should – you supported your child. If you feel you could benefit from counseling to help you through this, ask your doctor for a referral. Dear Abby: My husband and I are having a disagreement and I’m wondering if you could weigh in. We keep a handgun hidden in a locked safe in our bedroom. (An access code is required to open it.) We also have a 1 1/2-year-old daughter. On the recommendations of a co-worker, we recently hired a baby sitter whom we used for an evening while we attended a party. She seemed like a nice

young lady. My problem is, when she arrived, my husband immediately announced that we had a gun upstairs. He felt it was her “right” to know. I think, because the gun isn’t accessible, the information was useless to her and actually may have put our family in danger. How do we know she won’t mention it to someone who will target us for a break-in in order to steal it? To me, having a (SECURED) firearm in our house is no one else’s business but ours. What do you think? – Not The Wild West Dear Not The Wild West: I think you are correct. This is a subject that should have been discussed before the young woman was hired. Your husband exhibited poor judgment by sharing what should have been confidential information. • Write Dear Abby at www.

Benefits of low-dose aspirin outweigh slight risk Dear Doctor K: I take a daily aspirin to prevent a heart attack. I just read that aspirin can cause macular degeneration. Should I stop taking it? Dear Reader: No, you shouldn’t stop taking aspirin. Medicine – and life – is full of trading off one risk for another. Doctors and medical scientists aren’t (yet) smart enough to discover or invent treatments that have absolutely no risks, only benefits. So you have to compare the risk of a treatment against your risks if you don’t take it. I’ll bet you read about a recent study, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, which linked aspirin use with a small increased risk of age-related macular degeneration (AMD). But this increased risk was far smaller than the proven benefits of aspirin for preventing a heart attack. AMD is an eye condition. It damages the macula, a small part of the retina of the eye that is responsible for sharp central vision. There are two forms of AMD. “Dry” AMD is the most common. Some people with it have no symptoms; others have vision loss. Dry macular

ASK DOCTOR K Anthony L. Komaroff degeneration can progress to “wet” AMD. In this form, abnormal blood vessels in the eye leak fluid and blood, sometimes causing loss of vision. The study that linked aspirin and AMD has followed nearly 5,000 adults for decades to see how their eyesight changes as they age. Participants in the study were checked for signs of macular degeneration every five years. Among other questions, they were asked about their aspirin use. Participants in the study were at slightly greater risk of developing late-stage AMD if they had been regularly taking aspirin 10 years previously. “Late stage” means the disease is far enough along to cause impaired vision or blindness. There was a link between aspirin and wet AMD. However, this study does not mean that aspirin is proven to increase the risk of AMD. It could be, for example, that something else about the people in the study caused them to

both take aspirin and develop AMD. In other words, aspirin was linked to AMD, but aspirin was not the cause of AMD. Even if aspirin does increase the risk of AMD, the study showed that the added risk of aspirin use was small. About 14 in 1,000 aspirin users developed late-stage wet AMD compared to six in 1,000 non-aspirin users – eight more people out of 1,000. So, should you shy away from aspirin? The answer is no, especially if you are taking a daily low-dose aspirin to prevent a heart attack. The small (and still unconfirmed) added risk of AMD is far outweighed by the rock-solid benefits of aspirin for the heart. But this study does raise an important point. Even a “safe” medication like aspirin isn’t something you want to take regularly unless it will clearly do you some good. In this case, it will. P.S.: I practice what I preach. I take low-dose aspirin daily to prevent a heart attack.

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

Dr. Wallace: Jordan and I have been dating for about seven months. We met at a mutual friend’s party. He is 18, and I’m 16, and we see each other every weekend. He lives about 25 miles from me. I love Jordan an awful lot. He graduates from high school in June and will be attending San Diego State University in September. So that means we can continue our relationship without interruption. I plan to also attend SDU. Jordan wants to be a high school PE teacher and football coach. I’m thinking of teaching elementary school, so it would work out perfectly if we ever got married. Now comes the interesting part. Jordan has really been pressuring me to have sex. We have not been sexually active yet, but I don’t know how long this will last. I’m a virgin, but I really don’t think I’ll be a virgin all of my life, so I don’t see any reason not to have sex with the guy I’m in love with and hope someday to be married to. I’m writing because I know that you will take the other side and tell me to keep my virginity until I’m married – so tell me. – Karina, San Diego, Calif. Dear Karina: Please read the following letter. This young lady can tell you a lot more convincingly than I can. Dr. Wallace: My message is for all the teen girls to just say, “No, thanks,” when pressured to have sex. When I was 16, all of my girlfriends were sexually active with their boyfriends. Me? I was the lone virgin. Soon they were encouraging me to have sex so I could

’TWEEN 12 & 20 Robert Wallace share in the interesting group discussions. I thought I was ready and in love with Ken, so one night I said yes. Well, I found out that Ken didn’t really love me and soon he was calling me only when he wanted sex. Not only that, he also told his friends I was an easy mark, and I guess I was. I had sex with many of his friends. I honestly believed that each guy really liked me and that having sex was a way of showing true affection. How wrong I was! No, I didn’t get pregnant, and, no, I didn’t catch a disease. (The boy always used a condom because I insisted.) But as a young woman I feel I was used and abused sexually. The emotional scars of my sexual awakening will be with me forever. I made a big mistake by having sex. First, I thought everyone was doing it, but they weren’t. Next, I thought I was physically and emotionally ready, but I wasn’t. Girls, I plead with you not to get sexually active just because you want to know what sex is all about, or you feel you are missing out on something special. Believe me, you’re not. The time will come when you are truly in love and mature enough to enter into a relationship. Hopefully, it will be after you say, “I do” to your husband. – Nameless, Nashua, N.H. • Dr. Robert Wallace welcomes questions from readers. E-mail him at


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Dear Abby: My 22-year-old daughter became pregnant from a guy she had dated only a few months, but never seriously. After weeks of wondering what she was going to do, she decided that terminating her pregnancy was the best thing to do considering she has limited income and still lives with me. I, however, am pro-life, although I do feel that in cases of rape or incest it is acceptable. My daughter knows how I feel about this. I supported her in her decision, but did not agree with it. Abby, I have taken this really hard. I have cried every day since she had the abortion, and I’m torturing myself thinking this is my fault because I went against everything I believe in when I supported her in her decision. Why am I beating myself up about this? Is it because she’s my daughter, because I am pro-life or both? How can I stop blaming myself for her decision? – Tortured In The South

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Who was on top with perfect play?


John Wayne said: “Tomorrow is the most important thing in life. Comes into us at midnight very clean. It’s perfect when it arrives and it puts itself in our hands. It hopes we’ve learned something from yesterday.” When we are first shown a bridge deal, it is perfect and puts the cards in our hands. Then, usually some mistakes are made – after all, we are only human. Sometimes, we can analyze a double-dummy problem. The contract is given and the result calculated, assuming everyone is looking at all 52 cards. At the table, you rarely play double-dummy. However, occasionally it is possible – as in this deal. How did South play in four spades? West led the club three (low from length since he had not supported his partner’s suit). East took dummy’s 10 with his queen and shifted safely to a trump. South might have started with a takeout double, but he judged it unlikely that his side could make a slam. Since there were only 12 highcard points missing, declarer could place East with the heart king and diamond queen. South, though, still faced four losers – two hearts, one diamond and one club – because he did not have a dummy entry to take the diamond finesse. Declarer drew trumps, then played three rounds of diamonds. East won and was endplayed. He led the club ace, but South accurately discarded a low heart. Now East, whether he led a heart or a club, had to bring the dummy back to life. There were other successful lines of play involving a squeeze-endplay on East, but this one was the easiest.

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8791 IL. ROUTE 76, BELVIDERE, ILLINOIS We will be running 4 rings! As always, this is a humongous sale. Tons of merchandise not advertised. Bring your trailers & your friends. Lunch will be available in the lower level of the Grange Hall. TRACTORS: JD LT133; JD STX38; JD SX75; JD S92; JD 950 loader w/brush forks; 35 Ferguson w/3pt. hitch; Scotts 42”; Ariens HT17 ; MF MT202 two wheel drive loader tractor w/roll cage, counterweight, Southeast IMCO 600H box scraper and much more. EQUIPMENT: Husqvarna auto mower; Ariens FZR1742 zero turn mower; (3) Simplicity Regent tractors w/baggers; 36: Cub 23 zero turn; 8 hp 5000 watt generator; 3pt. post hole digger; 6’ brush hog; JD 44 PTO manure spreader w/xtra set of tires; Alcogn brake system; England brake system for hauling; 16’ Hay rack w/ new paint & tires; (2) sets lift truck forks; Gravely 408 plow blade and much, much more. MISC: Carter Talon go-kart; 1950’s Ford Jubilee; Tracker Topper 14’ Jon boat; Sea King 5 hp outboard; Minn Kota trolling mtr; 1996 Suzuki RM250 (needs carb work); sm. cement mixer; skid of obsolete Homelite/Jacobsen parts/ engine; Skid of Briggs short blocks (new old stock); snow blades/ snow thrower attachments; 20+ walk mowers (parts machines); 10+ snow throwers (parts machines); skid of hose reels/parts; Auger bits 3” & 12”; Skid of misc. Robin/Briggs engines & trans. Parts; Simplicity Coronet parts machine; Misc. Lawn & garden equipt. ; sm. snow blower; 12 hp Cub Cadet snow blower; air compressor; steel welding table; Menard’s pellet stove; Sears outboard mtr.; Torpedo heater; 5 hp Honda mtr.; 8’ pickup shell (high style); 25hp Mercury outboard mtr. and much much more. LUMBER: Rough sawn lumber: Red Oak & White Oak, Cherry & Walnut, approx. 2500 board ft.; White & Red Pine approx. 12001500 board ft.; All has been surfaced both sides & kiln dried. AUCTIONEERS NOTE: This is just a very small partial listing as you know there is always a tremendous amount of items to be auctioned.

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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 Pe Inde No 03-13-

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. I516766

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 (Published in the Kane County is: Sales Dept., The Wirbicki Law Chronicle, March 14, 20 & 27, Group, 33 W. Monroe St., Suite 2013.) 1140, Chicago, IL 60603. Any questions regarding this sale should refer to file number W11PUBLIC NOTICE 3621. The terms of the sale are Cash. 10% at time of sale, with "THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMA- the balance due within 24 hours. TION OBTAINED WILL BE USED The property is improved by: SFH. Th Pr ty is not n for in

prop ty pro by 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 I514985 (Published in the Kane County Chronicle, March 7, 14 & 21, 2013.)

PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 16TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT KANE COUNTY-GENEVA, ILLINOIS AMERICAN BANK AND TRUST COMPANY, N.A. v. KIM I. DEKRUYFF, WALTER F. DEKRUYFF, ET AL CASE NO. 12 CH 3357 NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S FORECLOSURE SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to the Judgment of Foreclosure entered by the Court in the above case on January 3, 2013, the Kane County Sheriff's Office will be conducting a Sheriff's Sale at the Kane County Judicial Center, 37W777 Route 38, St. Charles, IL 60175 on Thursday, April 18, 2013 at 9:00 a.m. in Court Room JC100. The Sheriff ill ll the following de ribed al

Kane County Chronicle / will sell the following described real property to the highest bidder for cash, commonly known as: 216 Laverne Street, Elburn, IL 60119, legally described as: P.I.N: 08-32-355-004

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COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 216 Laverne Street, Elburn, IL 60119 The property consists of a single family home. The property will not be open for inspection. Sale Terms: 10% down by certified funds, the balance, by certified funds, within 24 hours. No refunds. 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 the quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in "as is" condition. The purchaser of any unit, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees, if any, required by subdivisions (g)(1) and (g)(4) of Section 9 of the Condominium Property Act. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the Court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. Plaintiff reserves the right to credit bid up to the amount of the judgment; plus post-judgment interest, at the sale. Prospective bidders are advised to check the Court file to verify all information. For information call Mr. Roman Seckel, Plaintiff's Attorney, Drendel & Jansons Law Group, 111 Flinn Street, Batavia, Illinois 60510. Tel No. (630) 406-5440. Plaintiff's attor-

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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: 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. I516766

g Sale at the Kane County Judicial Center, 37W777 Route 38, St. Charles, IL 60175 on Thursday, "THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO COL- April 18, 2013 at 9:00 a.m. in LECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMA- Court Room JC100. The Sheriff TION OBTAINED WILL BE USED will sell the following described real FOR THAT PURPOSE" property to the highest bidder for W11-3621 cash, commonly known as: 216 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE Laverne Street, Elburn, IL 60119, 16TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT legally described as: KANE COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT, LOT 3 OF HIGHLAND UNIT ONE, CHANCERY DIVISION IN THE VILLAGE OF ELBURN, ILLIBank of America, N.A.; NOIS. Plaintiff, VS. P.I.N: 08-32-355-004 Michael J. Obradovitz; Mary E. Obradovitz; Corporate America COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 216 Family Credit Union; Laverne Street, Elburn, IL 60119 Defendants. 11 CH 4617 The property consists of a single NOTICE OF JUDICIAL SALE OF family home. The property will not REAL ESTATE be open for inspection. Sale MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE Terms: 10% down by certified NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that funds, the balance, by certified pursuant to a judgment heretofore funds, within 24 hours. No reentered by the said court occurred funds. The subject property is subin the above entitled cause, Patrick ject to general real estate taxes, B. Perez, Sheriff of Kane, Illinois, special assessments or special taxwill on April 18, 2013, at the hour es levied against said real estate of 09:00 AM at Kane County Judi- and is offered for sale without any cial Center, 37W777 Route 38, St. representation as to the quality or Charles, IL 60175, Room JC 100, quantity of title and without resell at public auction to the highest course to Plaintiff and in "as is" bidder for cash, all and singular, condition. The purchaser of any the following described real estate unit, other than a mortgagee, shall in the said judgment mentioned, pay the assessments and the legal situated in the County of Kane, fees, if any, required by subdiviState of Illinois, or so much thereof sions (g)(1) and (g)(4) of Section as shall be sufficient to satisfy such 9 of the Condominium Property judgment to wit: Act. The sale is further subject to LOT 179 IN HAMPSHIRE confirmation by the Court. Upon PRAIRIE UNIT 4, A SUBDIVISION OF payment in full of the amount bid, PART OF THE SOUTHEAST QUAR- the purchaser shall receive a CertifiTER OF THE NORTHWEST QUAR- cate of Sale, which will entitle the TER OF SECTION 28, TOWNSHIP purchaser to a Deed to the real es42 NORTH, RANGE 6, EAST OF tate after confirmation of the sale. THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, Plaintiff reserves the right to credit IN KANE COUNTY, ILLINOIS. bid up to the amount of the judgC/K/A: 607 Bluestem Lane, ment; plus post-judgment interest, Hampshire, IL 60140 at the sale. Prospective bidders are PIN: 01-28-181-002 advised to check the Court file to The person to contact regarding verify all information. For informainformation regarding this property tion call Mr. Roman Seckel, Plainis: Sales Dept., The Wirbicki Law tiff's Attorney, Drendel & Jansons Group, 33 W. Monroe St., Suite Law Group, 111 Flinn Street, 1140, Chicago, IL 60603. Any Batavia, Illinois 60510. Tel No. questions regarding this sale (630) 406-5440. Plaintiff's attorshould refer to file number W11- ney is not required to provide addi3621. The terms of the sale are tional information other than that Cash. 10% at time of sale, with set forth in this notice of sale. the balance due within 24 hours. The property is improved by: SFH. (Published in the Kane County The Property is not open for inspec- Chronicle, March 21, 28 & April 4, tion prior to sale. 2013.) The real estate, together with all buildings and improvements therePUBLIC NOTICE on, and tenements, hereditament and appurtenances thereunto belonging shall be sold under such IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE terms. SIXTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT Russell C. Wirbicki (6186310) KANE COUNTY The Wirbicki Law Group LLC GENEVA, ILLINOIS Attorney for Plaintiff 33 W. Monroe St., Suite 1140 VANDERBILT MORTGAGE AND FIChicago, IL 60603 NANCE, INC., Phone: 312-360-9455 Plaintiff, Fax: 312-572-7823 v. W11-3621 MICHAEL G. BOGNAR, MARLENE BOGNAR a/k/a MARLENE A. BOGI514985 NAR, THE BANK OF NEW YORK, AS INDENTURE TRUSTEE, ON BEHALF (Published in the Kane County OF THE HOLDERS OF THE TERWIN Chronicle, March 7, 14 & 21, MORTGAGE TRUST 2006-6, AS2013.) SET-BACKED SECURITIES, SERIES 2006-6, KIMBALL FARMS MASTER PUBLIC NOTICE ASSOCIATION, ILLINOIS DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE, UNKNOWN IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE OWNERS AND NON-RECORD 16TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT KANE CLAIMANTS, COUNTY-GENEVA, ILLINOIS Defendants.



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gage 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 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. PIN#: 03-08-328-028


v. TOG KLIM, LLC, CONTRACTORS LIEN SERVICES, INC., successor to RICHARD THOMAS ARCHITECTS, UNKNOWN OWNERS and NONRECORD CLAIMANTS, Defendants. Case No. 13 CH 412 NOTICE OF THE PENDENCY OF FORECLOSURE ACTION AND OF SERVICE BY PUBLICATION NOTICE is hereby given to UNKNOWN OWNERS and NONRECORD CLAIMANTS, of the Complaint to Foreclose filed in the above-entitled case on February 8, 2013, and that they are named Defendants in the above-entitled cause, and that the above-entitled mortgage foreclosure suit is now pending in this Court and the date on or after which a default may be entered against UNKNOWN OWNERS and NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS is April 26, 2013.The following information applies to this foreclosure proceeding:

5. A common address or description or the location of the real estate is as follows: 1. The title of the court and the 3126 Merrywell Ct., Carpen- title of the case in which the action tersville, IL 60110-3422 is brought are stated above. 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 (314) 961-2726 FAX Attorneys for Plaintiff (Published in the Kane County Chronicle, March 14, 21 & 28, 2013.)




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

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ptio THE CITY OF ELG1N, KANE COUN- estate is: 14-16 Douglas Avenue, Elgin, TY, ILLINOIS. Illinois 60120. PARCEL 2: 6. The Mortgage sought to be THE NORTH 22 FEET (MEASURED ON THE EAST LINE THERE- foreclosed is identified as follows: Mortgage dated February 2, OF) OF THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED PREMISES: THAT PART 2007, from Tog Klim, LLC, to OF LOTS 1 AND 2 IN BLOCK 19 OF CitiBank and recorded February THE ORIGINAL TOWN OF ELGIN, 17, 2007, in the Office of the ON THE EAST SIDE OF THE FOX Recorder of Deeds of Kane County, as Document No. RIVER DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: Illinois, BEGINNING AT THE SOUTHEAST 2007K019252. CORNER OF SAID LOT 1; THENCE Dated this 8th day of February, WEST ALONG THE SOUTH LINE OF SAID LOT 1, 66 FEET TO THE 2013. SOUTHWEST CORNER THEREOF; /s/ Thomas M. Hartwell THENCE WEST ALONG THE SOUTH Clerk of the Court LINE OF SAID LOT 2, 6.5 FEET; THENCE NORTH 33 DEGREES 20 MINUTES WEST PARALLEL WITH (Published in the Kane County THE EASTERLY LINE OF NORTH Chronicle, March 21, 28 & April 4, GROVE AVENUE (FORMERLY RIVER 2013.) STREET) 33 FEET; THENCE NORTHEASTERLY 30 FEET TO A PUBLIC NOTICE POINT ON THE WEST LINE OF SAID LOT 1, 44 FEET NORTH OF THE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SOUTHWEST CORNER THEREOF; 16TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT THENCE EAST PARALLEL TO THE KANE COUNTY, ILLINOIS SOUTH LINE OF SAID LOT 1, 66 COUNTY DEPARTMENT FEET TO THE EAST LINE OF SAID CHANCERY DIVISION LOT 1; THENCE SOUTH ALONG BMO Harris Bank N.A. f/k/a Harris SAID EAST LINE 44 FEET TO THE N.A., POINT OF BEGINNING, IN THE CITY PLAINTIFF, OF ELGIN, KANE COUNTY, ILLIVs. NOIS. Kenneth A. Blaida; Maureen T. Dutkanych, Unknown Spouse(s) of PINS: 06-14-283-015 (Parcel Kenneth A. Blaida, if any; Unknown 1); and 06-14-283-014 (Parcel Spouse(s) of Maureen T. 2) Dutkanych, if any; and Unknown Owners and Non-Record 5. The common address or de- Claimants, scription of the location of the real DEFENDANTS


Page 38 • Thursday, March 21, 2013 13CH604 NOTICE BY PUBLICATION NOTICE IS GIVEN TO YOU: Unknown 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 (Published in the Kane County Chronicle, March 7, 14 & 21, 2013.)

PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE SIXTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT KANE COUNTY – ST. CHARLES ILLINOIS HSBC Bank USA, National Association, as Trustee of the First NLC Trust 2005-4, Mortgage-Backed Certificates, Series 2005-4 Plaintiff, vs. Maria Rangel Caracheo; Unknown Owners and Non-Record Claimants; Defendants. Case No. 2013 CH 456 1287 Pappas Court Elgin, IL 60123 PUBLICATION NOTICE The requisite affidavit(s) having been duly filed herein, NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN TO ALL DEFENDANTS IN THE ABOVE ENTITTLED ACTION, that said action has been commenced in said Court by the plaintiff(s), naming you as defendant (s) therein and praying and for other relief; that summons has

been issued out of this Court against you as provided by law, and, that this action is still pending and undetermined in said Court. NOW, THEREFORE, unless you file your answer or otherwise make your appearance in said action in this Court, by filing the same in the office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court on or before May 6, 2013, AN ORDER OF DEFAULT MAY BE ENTERED AGAINST YOU. IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and affixed the Seal of said Court on March 14, 2013.

4) 2013 from the Accurate ReproPUBLIC NOTICE graphics, 2368 Corporate Lane, Naperville, Illinois 60563 ASSUMED NAME 630.428.4433. Drawings are PUBLICATION NOTICE available for preview by registering and visiting Project documents Public Notice is hereby given are available at the cost of repro- that on March 11, 2013 a certificate was filed in the office of the duction. County Clerk of Kane County, Illinois, setting forth the names and Bids will be accepted at the Geneva Park District, 710 Western addresses of all persons owning, Avenue, Geneva, Illinois 60134 conducting and transacting the 630.232.4542, during regular of- business known as AMIGO TAXI lofice hours. All bids must be sub- cated at 487 Jackson, Aurora, IL mitted in a sealed envelope marked 60505. with the Contractor's name and address, and "Bid for Peck Farm Park Dated: March 11, 2013. Outdoor Education Center," on the /s/ John A. Cunningham face of the envelope. Bids must be Kane County Clerk received no later than 11:00 AM, Bid Security in the amount of five April 4, 2013. Bids will be opened percent of the Bid must accompany on 11:00 AM, April 4, 2013 at the (Published in the Kane County each Proposal in accordance with Geneva Park District, 710 Western Chronicle, March 14, 21 & 28, the Instructions to Bidders. Avenue, Geneva, Illinois 60134 2013.) 630.232.4542. The City expressly reserves the PUBLIC NOTICE right to reject any or all bids or to The Geneva Park District reserves accept the one that appears to be the right to reject any and all proASSUMED NAME in the best interest of the City. The posals, parts of any and all proposPUBLICATION NOTICE errors or als, or to waive technical City expressly reserves the right to waive any informalities or technical omissions in submitted proposals. Public Notice is hereby given irregularities in a bid if to do so is No submitted bid may be with- that on March 11, 2013 a certifidrawn until a period of sixty (60) cate was filed in the office of the in the best interest of the City. days after the bid opening date, County Clerk of Kane County, IlliAll sealed envelopes must be without written consent of the Gene- nois, setting forth the names and clearly marked for which proposal va Park District. The Geneva Park addresses of all persons owning, District encourages minority busi- conducting and transacting the they pertain to. ness firms to submit bids on this business known as FIRST CLASS project and the successful contract TRANSPORTATION located at CITY OF ST. CHARLES Mike Shortall bidder to utilize minority businesses 1348 Evergreen Lane, Pingree Inventory Control & as sub-contractors for supplies, Grove, IL 60140. Purchasing Manager equipment, services, and construction. Dated: March 11, 2013. (Published in the Kane County Questions should be directed to /s/ John A. Cunningham Chronicle, March 21, 2013.) Eric Hornig ehornig@hitchcockdeKane County Clerk or Andy Howard PUBLIC NOTICE ahoward@hitchcockdesigngroup.- (Published in the Kane County com, Hitchcock Design Group at Chronicle, March 21, 28 & April 4, GENEVA PARK DISTRICT 630.961.1787. This project is be- 2013.) LEGAL NOTICE ing financed, in part, with funds PECK FARM PARK OUTDOOR from the Illinois Department of NatPUBLIC NOTICE EDUCATION CENTER ural Resources, "Open Space Land Acquisition & Development" ASSUMED NAME The Geneva Park District does (OSLAD) grant program. PUBLICATION NOTICE hereby invite sealed bids for Peck Farm Park Outdoor Education (Published in the Kane County Public Notice is hereby given Center Carpentry Package. Work Chronicle, February 21, 2013.) that on March 19, 2013 a certifiwill include rough carpentry and cate was filed in the office of the wood decking. NEIGHBORS County Clerk of Kane County, Illiis news by readers, nois, setting forth the names and Project manuals, including bid for readers, about readers. addresses of all persons owning, form and specifications, and conHave news to share? conducting and transacting the struction documents are available Send it to: after 11:00 AM on March 21, business known as OSMAN 2013 SIGN

/s/ Colleen M. Long Bid Documents and Proposal Executor forms may be obtained at no charge at the City of St. Charles (Published in the Kane County website at, http://www.stcharlesil.Chronicle, March 7, 14 & 21, gov/bids-proposals. Addenda will 2013.) be available to document holders via the website. It is the responsibility of the contractor to frequently PUBLIC NOTICE check the City's website for any fuNotice is hereby given that the ture addendums. Contractors will City of St. Charles, on March 18, be required to submit all adden2013, published the 2013 Zoning dum acknowledgement forms with Map. The map is available for their bid submittal. All questions viewing on the City website at: shall be directed to Mr. James, and color Bernahl, Public Works Engineering /s/Thomas M. Hartwell copies are available for purchase in Division Manager, at (630) 377Clerk of the Circuit Court the Utility Billing Department, 2 E. 4486 or at jbernahl@stcharlesil.(SEAL) Main Street, St. Charles, IL. 60174 gov.

/s/ Alan S. Kaufman One of Plainttiff's Attorney's Alan S. Kaufman One of Plaintiff's Attorneys MANLEY DEAS KOCHALSKI LLC Attorneys for Plaintiff One East Wacker, Suite 1730 Chicago, IL 60601 Telephone: 312-651-6700 Fax: 614-220-5613 Attorney. No.: 6289893

(Published in the Kane County Chronicle, March 21, 2013.)


Sealed bids will be received at the Office of the Inventory Control & Purchasing Manager, Two East Main Street, St. Charles, Illinois, no (Published in the Kane County later than 10:00 a.m., Thursday, Chronicle, March 21, 28 & April 4, April 4, 2013, for Line Clearing 2013.) (Tree Services).

PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SIXTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT KANE COUNTY, ILLINOIS IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF: STEVEN W. LONG 4N593 James Michener Dr., Campton Hills, IL 60175. Date and Place of Death: December 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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Bids will be opened publicly and read aloud in the Council Chambers at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, April 4, 2013. Specifications and bid documents may be obtained at the Office of the Inventory Control & Purchasing Manager, City of St. Charles, 200 Devereaux Way, St. Charles, Illinois. All sealed envelopes must be clearly marked for which proposal they pertain to. Contractors are invited to provide pricing for both tree services and line clearing but are not obligated to do both. CITY OF ST. CHARLES Mike Shortall Inventory Control & Purchasing Manager (Published in the Kane County Chronicle, March 21, 2013.)

PUBLIC NOTICE Sealed bids will be received by the City of St. Charles at the Office of the Purchasing Manager, Two East Main Street, St. Charles, Illinois 60174 no later than 10:00 a.m., Thursday April 18, 2013, for the 2013 MFT Street Rehabilitation Program, Section 13-00101-00PV. All bids will be opened publicly and read aloud in the Council Chambers located at, Two East Main Street, St. Charles, IL 60174, at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday April 18, 2013. The proposed improvements include; pavement patching, curb and gutter removal and replacement, driveway apron and sidewalk removal and replacement, hot-mix asphalt pavement resurfacing, Portland cement concrete pavement removal and replacement, public utility removal, replacement and adjustment, and parkway restoration. All work under this contract shall comply with the Prevailing Wage Rate Act of the State of Illinois. Bidders must include an IDOT Certification of Eligibility with the Proposal. Contractors are required to submit an acceptable insurance certificate to the City prior to performing work.

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Candice Tells All: Kitchen treated to tasteful makeover By CANDICE OLSON GateHouse News Service The kitchen is the heart of the home, but what do you do if your kitchen is distinctly unappetizing? One couple inherited a dysfunctional kitchen renovation from the previous owners of their home, who managed to butcher the space with a choppy layout and a monstrous obstacle of an island. The woman is a nurse who works 12-hour shifts. When she’s home she spends a lot of time in the kitchen, cooking one meal that fits her son’s special dietary needs and another meal for the rest of the family. But there was no joy

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A couple inherited a dysfunctional kitchen that badly needed renovation. to be found when cooking in this kitchen. Only two people could be in the room at the same time and the ceramic floor was way too hard for com-

fort. And if that weren’t enough, the tiny kitchen was sandwiched between a den and a dining room, with walls restricting the flow of movement.

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Incredible and Stunningly Beautiful! Tucked away on a private dead-end street this Gorgeous all brick Georgian home awaits. Fabulous Foyer with marble floors, crystal chandelier and double staircase. Amazing Kitchen with tons of cabinets. First floor full bath! Hardwood floors and extensive millwork throughout. Butler’s pantry. Den features French doors and box beamed ceiling. Full finished English basement with wet bar and fireplace!




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215 W Pierce St: Sold on or before 021113 by Va to Steinbis Properties Llc; $45,000.00 42W150 Hughes Rd: Sold on or before 021113 by Us Bank Na Trustee to Patrick Custom Homes Inc; $415,000.00

1370 Ridge Rd: Sold on or before 021113 by Bank Of New York Mellon Ttee to Property Illinois Lp; $133,500.00

Sugar Grove 1030 Forest Trl: Sold on or before 021113 by Kane County Sheriff to James F White & Lisa M White; $221,500.00 275 Gillett St: Sold on or before 021113 by Va to James L Duska; $235,000.00

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Outstanding 1/3 acre lot in prime location in the heart of Downtown Geneva. Steps to train, river, restaurants & famed Third Street shops! Zoned single family residential but future land use adopted by City of Geneva in November 2012 allow higher density development. Buyer responsible for re-zoning, if desired. Great opportunity!

Charming 2-story home on west side of Fox River in downtown St. Charles. 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom home is completely updated. Lots of beautiful hardwood flooring and arched doorways! First floor laundry! Enjoy the fire pit in the beautiful, large and private back yard! Just move in and enjoy! Quick close possible.

Incredible Custom Built home with loads of upgrades! This Mission infused home has stunning hardwood floors throughout, beautiful 4 panel solid oak doors, and an amazing natural stone fireplace. Oversized with over 3800 square feet! Bright and sunny den, huge family room and wonderful screened in porch. Gorgeous large kitchen with oak cabinetry and walk in pantry. Back staircase with private entrance to huge loft office space.






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A Stately neighborhood! This home is of matchless construction and design, this picturesque home is sited on 5 plus fabulous acres on the east side of St. Charles. Truly one-of-a-kind estate with elaborate and oversized moldings, custom crafted doors, exquisite staircase, natural stone features and other extraordinary details thru-out! Dream kitchen with high-end appliances, multiple fireplaces, luxury master!

A quiet, upscale living experience amid nature features spectacular year-round views of private golf course. Incredibly beautiful and astonishingly sophisticated, this home lures those seeking to enjoy the finer things in life. A great open floor plan, a layout that’s inviting & wonderful for entertaining. This custom home is superbly appointed throughout with all the luxuries of $1M+ estates and yet it is so close to town!!




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So, what was the recipe to fix this nightmare? Simple. We basically blew up the whole room and then began to rebuild the couple’s kitchen from the floor up. To give them the space they needed, I decided to remove the wall between the kitchen and the family room, and enlarge the archway into the dining room. Today’s busy families spend a lot of time in these rooms, so my plan called for seamlessly blending these areas into one multifunctional space. During the demo phase we uncovered a couple of unexpected obstacles.


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Roomy 3BR/2BA raised ranch steps from parks & Fox River. Fenced yard w/patio & pool! Hardwood floors, eat-in kitchen, vaulted sun room. Finished lower level w/family room, office & 2nd bath. A lot of home for the money!

Cozy 2BR/2BA ranch makes a perfect starter home! Large fenced corner lot w/pro landscaping. Huge living/dining room, eat-in kitchen, full bsmt w/laundry & 2nd bath. 2-car garage, walk to downtown!

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Unbelievable 25-acre Foxwood Farm! Dates back to the Civil War! Home very livable and many farm buildings could support equestrian operationseither hunter/jumpers, dressage, etc. One of the best properties available!


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Custom built 3BR/2BA brick & cedar ranch home on landscaped lot. Light & bright dÈcor, open floorplan, eat-in kitchen, cathedral ceilings, master suite w/private bath. Finished bsmt, 2-car garage, deck & more!


Stunning 5BR/4BA Traditional, finished bsmt w/2nd kitchen, bar, fp & 5th bedroom. Impeccably maintained, gourmet kitchen, high-end trim, TREX deck, HardiePlank siding & brick front. So much for the money!

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Executive 4BR/3.1BA all brick Georgian w/only the finest upgrades & amenities! Stone mosaic floors, claw foot tub, crystal knobs & chandelier, deck & patio. 4 flat screen TV’s included!


Great Buy! Build your dream home on this mature wooded lot in a very sought after subdivision. You won’t be able to find a better lot in this area at this price!

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Beautiful 4BR/2.1BA Builders Spec on Interior Lot! Brick front, open floor plan, 9’ ceilings, 2-story family room! Eat-in kitchen, 1st flr den. Master w/ double walk-in closets & luxury bath. Deep pour bsmt.



Well appointed 4BR/2.1BA Blackberry Creek home! Hardwood floors, soaring 2-story ceilings, detailed trim work & more! Formal dining room, gourmet eat-in kitchen, huge family room w/fp. Master suite w/deluxe bath, 3-car garage.

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One-of-a-kind 6BR/4.3BA luxury estate on secluded lot offering privacy & views of mature woods & Ferson Creek! Custom quality craftsmanship by Frank Laurie w/exquisite design & amenities.

Dwyer Homes proposed construction on one of the last remaining lots in desirable Thornwood subdivision. Huge corner lot, also available to purchase just lot and bring your own builder and plans. Exceptional value!

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Impeccably maintained cedar & stacked stone home on private 1.3-acre lot! 4BR/3.1BA with room for 2 more bedrooms. Full finished bsmt, newer furnace, new tankless water heater, gourmet kitchen.


Come build your dream home on this gorgeous .3-acre lot in popular Brentwoods Ponds! Geneva schools, walking distance to Peck Farm Rec Center, minutes from Randall Rd corridor. Bring your own builder!



4BR/2.2BA ranch home perfect for the first time hombuyer or investor. Well maintained w/huge family room, screened porch, full finished bsmt w/ wet bar, bedroom & bathroom. Close to park, train & grade school.



Huge move-in ready 5BR/3.1BA Fox Trail 2 story on large corner lot! Covered porch, paver patio & walks, extra-deep 3 car garage. 1st floor bedroom w/bath. Master suite w/luxury bath, full basement, close to park & more!



7.7 acre parcel of land, for your estate AND your horses! Enjoy peaceful country living, highly rated BURLINGTON SCHOOLS, less than 10 minutes to Randall Rd. Envision country living, still near all the conveniences.



Located in the Blackberry Creek subdivision with elementary school and close to new Elburn train station! Bring your own floor plans - Cressida Builders can build to suit or use your own builder!



Privacy abounds on this peaceful 1.9 acre lot nature at its best! Builders-bring your small projects, or build your own estate in a wooded area. There is the possibility to subdivide into 4 lots. St Charles schools!



Mint condition 4BR/2BA ranch home on large fenced corner lot close to park & downtown. Paver patio, eat-in kitchen w/Corian counters & slate floor. Huge family room, living room w/fireplace. Full finished basement & much more!

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Roomy & neutral 4BR/2.1BA Renaux Manor two story. 9’ ceilings, large eat-in kitchen, 2-story living room & formal dining room. Huge family room & laundry room addition. Master suite w/ private bath, finished bsmt & more!

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Great homesite available in desirable Silver Glen Estates! 1.29 acres on this large corner lot. Community well and sewer. Don’t pass up this great investment!

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Gorgeous 4BR/2.1BA home on quiet cul-de-sac lot surrounded by open space! Large sunny bkyd w/patio. Lots of attention to detail & quality. 1st flr master suite w/luxury bath. 2-story living room, vaulted family room & so much more!



Spacious 3BR/1.1BA home in Heartland Meadows. Numerous updates include brand new AC, newer furnace, new roof & gutters being installed. Gourmet eat-in kitchen, shared master bath, new paver patio, full basement!



Over 4,500 sq ft of luxury living in this 4BR/2.2BA Weaver Landing ranch home! Fenced yard, pro landscaping, sprinkler. Volume ceilings, detailed trim, luxury master w/bath, gourmet kitchen, finished bsmt & more!

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Spacious 4BR/2.1BA Colonial on large fenced lot! Newer roof & siding. New hardwood floors & updated powder room. Vaulted ceilings & skylights, eat-in kitchen. Master suite w/vaulted ceiling & luxury bath. Finished basement!


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Fabulous curb appeal w/front porch & fenced yard. 3BR/2.5BA Two Story w/full bsmt. Family room w/cozy fireplace, spacious eat-in kitchen, vaulted master suite. Huge new deck, club house, pool and nearby playground!


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• MAKEOVER Continued from page 2 Blown-in ceiling insulation had to be removed in order to install recessed pot lights. And remember that shoddy reno job I mentioned? It turns out that we had to shore up a supporting wall before we could even get started on the rest of our plan. But once all of that was done, this project really started to heat up! My favorite part of the renovation is the treatment we applied to the floor. We had to select a material that would meld with the cherry-toned hardwood and marble floor tile in the adjoining rooms, while providing some cushiony comfort.

Inspiration struck, and I chose a three-color Marmoleum checkerboard tile floor that is easy to clean and soft underfoot. My plan called for a lot of counter space and storage capabilities, two things every kitchen needs. We extended a durable and stain-free quartz counter down the entire length of this space, and a tiled backsplash that picks up the floor colors. In the “den” end of the new kitchen, a cozy sofa and a small round table offer casual seating, while a built-in desk with lots of adjoining storage space provides a convenient place to do homework. A wall-mounted TV is positioned above the desk. Photo by Scripps Howard News Service

See MAKEOVER, page 6

This brand-new kitchen has all the right ingredients: style, functionality, form and flow.

John Collins & Peggy Collins

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11754 Pebble Beach Dr., Genoa Spacious 2 bedroom, 2.5 bath townhouse located on Oak Club Golf Course. Kitchen/Dining room with fireplace and finished walk out basement. $174,900 Wayne

Courtyard entrance to 2/3 bedroom Ranch Townhome with center atrium. Living room has wood burning fireplace that looks out onto the private patio which includes a 6’ high brick fence. 3rd bedroom is currently being used as an office. Master bath has private shower and plenty of closet space. This end unit is very quite and private with mature trees surrounding the property.

Value is in the land. Gorgeous mature trees border this 2.78 acre lot all the way around. Beautiful, private & peaceful setting. Horses allowed. Brick ranch on property has many possibilities, just needs a little TLC. Unfinished basement with fireplace & rough-in for 3rd bath, professional boiler, 40-gal. water heater. No disclosures. Buyer responsible for any/all inspections/tests. Property being sold “as-is”.


5N133 Kaelin Road

Tammy Engel

1 Garden Hill Lane, Unit 1 St. Charles $195,000



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30W481 Army Trail Rd, Lot 4 Wayne $299,000 Beautiful tree-lined lot located in Lysle Estates, just east of the historic village of Wayne. Property is zoned for horses (1 horse per acre) and currently has a 30 X 60 horse barn and fence all the way around. Horse barn has electric and water. 2.78 acres.

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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• Thursday, March 21, 2013

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Every kitchen needs counter space and storage capabilities

Kane County Chronicle / • Thursday, March 21, 2013



After renovations, kitchen provides style, form, flow

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• MAKEOVER Continued from page 5 White Shaker-style cabinetry was chosen for the perimeter of the kitchen, while dark cabinets were selected for the long, multipurpose island and for the storage units surrounding the desk. To give the dark wood a bit of a distressed look, black stain was sprayed onto each door and then removed by hand with a cloth, leaving behind just a hint of black in corners and crevasses. The final effect is modern with a twist of traditional. We found a very cool hanging cutlery-themed light fixture for over the island, and selected a small chandelier for the breakfast nook, and its larger cousin for the dining room. New stainless-steel appliances, including a roomy French-door fridge with bottom freezer, are stylish yet incredibly functional. The fridge is flanked by

4N611 Mountain Ash, Wayne $499,800

2680 McDuffee Circle, North Aurora $284,000

4BR/3.5BA home in the Woods of Wayne. Finished basement on 1 acre lot with 3 car garage. Hardwood floors, granite counter tops, SS appliances, wood burning fireplace, 1st floor den. MLS 08282413

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

744 Jorstad Dr., North Aurora $349,500

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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A small chandelier provides the breakfast nook with a traditional feature that has a modern twist. built-in pantry storage and lots of cupboards. Everything is in its place – and there’s a place for everything. New draperies and a dining-room suite put the finishing touches on this space. The couple’s kitchen renovation was a huge project that took a month to complete, but in the end they were thrilled.

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Batavia $820,000 Incredible 4 br, 3.5 ba 6000+ sq ft ranch estate w/paddock & pasture! hdwd flrs, 4 fplcs, wet bars & huge master w/lu ba. Full fin walk-out bsmt. Beaut views of 6 acres. Debora McKay 630-587-4672

St Charles $650,000 Woods of Fox Glen. Impeccable 4 br, 3.5 ba 3600 sq ft home. Hdwd flrs & open flr plan. Lrg liv rm w/fplc. Spacious kitchen, fam rm w/coffered ceil. Lux mstr & fin bsmt. Debora McKay 630-587-4672

St Charles $549,000 Gorgeous 4 br, 3.5 ba 3800+ sq ft home in Majestic Oaks. Dramatic turret. Gour mpl kit, granite, ss appl & walk-in pantry! 2-sty fam rm w/fplc. Huge master. 1st-flr den. John Schoditsch 630-561-9050

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

St Charles $425,000 In-town. Like-new 4 br, 2.5 ba home w/front porch. Extensively remod w/hdwd flrs, wood-cased openings & gour kit w/apl. Lux baths, Hardie Board siding & 2-car garage! Debora McKay 630-587-4672

St Charles $394,900 4 br, 3 ba 2-sty on 1.26 ac w/2-stall barn & paddock. Updated granite kit w/ss appl & mpl cabs. Lrg fam rm w/fplc. Mstr ba. Hdwd flr & new crpt. 1st-floor den. Full bsmt. Pam Burke 630-935-2777

Elburn $359,900 4 br, 2.5 ba 3000+ sq ft home w/wrap-around front porch! Hdwd flrs. Gour kit w/ss appl, walk-in pantry, granite! Den/ sunrm. Huge mstr w/lux ba. Brick paver drive & walk. Debora McKay 630-587-4672

St Charles $349,900 3 br, 2.5 ba true ranch-style home in country club commty. High ceil, fplc, 1st-flr laundry, lrg deck, open entry, liv rm w/ French dr. Paver drive/walk, fin gar. Bsmt. Heide Hughes 630-587-4630

St Charles $339,900 Gorgeous 2 br, 2 ba Milestone Row. Luxury without upkeep! High-end finishes! Granite, stainless steel appl, fireplace, cust built-ins, laundry and underground parking. Debora McKay 630-587-4672

St Charles $335,000 2 br, 3 ba unit w/hdwd flrs, gour kit w/ss Jen-Air appl, Corian & more. Vaul great rm w/wet bar. 1st-flr den/3rd br. Huge master w/lux ba. Eng bsmt w/2 fplc. Walk-to loc. Stephanie Doherty 630-643-3602

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 $329,000 4 br, 2+2 ba home w/open floor plan & updated granite kit. Fin bsmt w/cust bar & ent center. Patio overlooks 7-acre park. Vaul master w/walk-in closet & ba. Cul-de-sac. Beverly Wolff 630-587-4606

St Charles $329,000 5 br, 2+2 ba home on .5-ac. Newer roof, paint & kit appl. Updated mech. Fin walk-out LL. Liv rm, din rm, 1st-flr den. Hdwd flrs. Vaul fam rm w/fplc, skylights. 3-car gar. Carla Tsoris 630-337-5440

St Charles $317,200 Surrounded by forest preserve the Regency model has 3044 sq ft of living space, 4 brs, 2.5 baths plus loft! Office/den can be 5th bedroom. Full basment. Regency Estates. Jodi Sagil 630-334-2763

Elburn $314,900 Brick front 4 br, 2.5 ba 2400 sq ft ranch w/15’ ceil, hdwd flrs, vaul granite kit w/newer ss appl. Lux mstr. Gigantic fin bsmt. Overlooking golf course. Oversized garage. Stephanie Doherty 630-643-3602

DeKalb $289,900 4 br, 2.5 ba home backs to golf course. 2-story foyer, den & liv rm w/vol ceil. Din rm w/views. Gour kit w/bay dinette area. Fam rm w/fplc. Master whrlpl ba. Fin bsmt. Freda Cieslicki 630-334-6545

St Charles $275,000 3 bedroom, 2 bath single-family home. Don’t miss this opportunity!

St Charles $259,900 3 br, 2.5 ba home. In-town St Charles backing to common area. 2-story liv rm w/hdwd flrs. Pretty white kit w/ss appl. Updated baths. Lrg mstr w/ba & walk-in. Fin bsmt. Stephanie Doherty 630-643-3602

St Charles $256,995 Surrounded by forest preserve the Durham Model has 3 brs, 2.5 baths, loft & 2131 square feet of living space! Loft can be 4th bedroom. Full basement. New Regency Estates. Jodi Sagil 630-334-2763

St Charles $249,000 3 br, 2.5 ba home near Metra. Liv & din rm w/hdwd flrs, vol ceil & fplc. Eat-in kit w/newer appl. Fam rm. Hdwd br flrs. Large sub-bsmt. .92 ac. Backs to forest preserve. Karen L. Parent 630-690-5811

Geneva $239,000 Lux 2 br, 2 ba 1st-flr condo in historical downtown Geneva has it all. Conv to bus, train, shops, dining, trails w/views Fox River views. Hdwd flrs. Open & airy. Ss appl. Hilde Naus 630-954-4600

St Charles $225,000 Model-like 3-4 br, 2.5 ba end-unit walking dist to all. Open flr plan w/2-story liv rm & flr-to-ceil windows. Mpl kit. Cherry flrs. Lux tray master w/ba. Fin bsmt. Appl. Stephanie Doherty 630-643-3602

St Charles $205,000 In-town 2 br stylish cottage w/encl front porch. Large liv rm & din rm w/window seat. Org refin oak flrs thruout. New kit w/ss appl & trevertine flr. newer gar & more. Debora McKay 630-587-4672

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700 Peck Rd, Geneva $869,900 Complete rehab 5 br, 5.5 ba home located on a tree-lined street w/retreat-like back lawn & pool. Vaul rms, skylights, 4 fplcs, Southwestern kiva & din rm w/huge hearth. Suzy Macino 630-854-8828

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$404,000 Batavia

503 Bailey Dr. On corner lot in Wild Meadows, approx 3,200 sq ft, 9 ft ceilings, new central air, 18x14 master br w/sitting rm & luxury bath, 1st flr 5th bedroom, hardwood flr in kit, fam rm fpl, fin bsmt. MLS ID 08271558 Michele & Don McComb 630-553-9000


$419,900 Elburn

43W781 Willow Creek Dr. On almost 1 acre, approx 3,800 sq ft, new central air, 4br incl 28x17 master w/fpl & luxury bath, hardwood flrs in liv rm w/fpl, din rm & fam rm w/see-thru fpl to sun rm, bsmt, 3 car gar. MLS ID 08263230 Mary Carlson 630-896-3100

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$229,900 St Charles

$154,900 St Charles

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$195,000 St Charles

1009 Meadow Ln. On 100 x 200 lot backing to treeline & creek in Century Oaks East, 2400+ sq ft home w/4th & 5th bedroom in walkout. Updated windows & roof, enclosed porch, deck. MLS ID 08282117 Tina Mastrangelo 815-756-2557

$153,900 St Charles

6N840 Roosevelt Ave. Fox River Heights home totally rehabbed in 2009! 3br, 2ba, oak cabinetry, oak hardwood flrs in kit & liv rm, 12x50 upstairs bonus rm, bsmt. MLS ID 08231152

42W467 Red Bud Ct. Townhouse overlooking pond in The Windings, 3br, 2.5ba, oak cabinetry, liv rm fpl, fin walkout lower level w/2nd fpl. MLS ID 08274965

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$450,000 Sugar Grove

741 Merrill New Rd. On 90x160 lot in Black Walnut Trails, Kaneland Schools, 4,000+ sq ft, 16x24 master suite w/luxury bath, dual walk-in closets & bonus rm! 1st flr in-law suite w/private entrance. 10 ft bsmt. MLS ID 08291797 Leslie Layne 630-553-9000


$439,900 Sugar Grove

898 Edgewood Dr. Frank Betz design in Black Walnut Trails, 3,400+ sq ft, 5br incl master w/ octagon sitting rm, 4.5ba, 1st flr den, fam rm fpl, fin bsmt w/2nd kit, rec, exercise & sitting rms. MLS ID 08081651 Tammy Sartain 630-904-4334


$229,900 Sugar Grove

210 Oxford Ave. Bank owned in Windsor West, 2,200+ sq ft, new carpeting, 3br plus den up, 2.5ba, kit has 42 inch cabinets, island & opens to fam rm w/fpl. Walkout bsmt is framed & has roughed-in bath. MLS ID 08286129 Greg Wroblewski 630-236-6500


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1016 Indiana Ave. Recent updates incl kit, bath, electric & furnace! Hardwood under carpet in both br & liv rm. Wood laminate in din area, bonus rm in bsmt, 2 car gar, brick patio. MLS ID 08107130 Imelda Sangalang 630-232-6900

$129,900 West Chicago

301 Yolane Dr. Brick home on corner lot, 18x13 liv rm w/wood laminate flr, oak cabinets & island in kit, fin bsmt w/rec rm, fpl, bar & possible 4th & 5th bedrooms. MLS ID 08017968


906 Oak Crest Dr. Backs to open area & tree line, approx 3,800 sq ft on 3 floors incl fin walkout w/4th br, rec & work rms. 1st flr master, 4.5ba, loft, hardwood flrs, great rm, 2 fpl. MLS ID 08061453 April Heinemann 630-232-6900

$142,500 St Charles

714 S 10th Ave. Bank owned home near town, fresh paint, new carpet & flooring, 3br, liv & fam rms, 12x16 kit, incl 1 yr warranty! MLS ID 08277672


40W255 Carl Sandburg Rd. Backs to lake & open area in Fox Mill, hardwood flrs thru main level, luxury 19x14 master suite, stone fpl in fam rm, island in kit, fin bsmt w/fam rm, fpl, bar, 5th bedroom & 4th full bath. MLS ID 08293658 Barbara Daly 630-232-6900

$354,900 St Charles

2310 Forest Ridge Rd. In Hunters Fields, recent updates incl mechanicals, appliances, carpet, hardwood flring, counters, siding & roof! 2,596 sq ft, 1st flr den/5thbr, crown molding in liv & din rms, fam rm fpl. MLS ID 08240935 Maureen Christiansen 630-232-6900

720 S 10th Ave. Over 2900 sq ft home in Ron Leigh Park, as low as 3% down! New carpet & paint, hardwood flrs, fam rm fpl, den plus 11x12 loft. MLS ID 08267640 630-236-6500


3N645 Ponderosa Dr. 15+ acres to build a new custom home or remodel existing 5br 4ba home that needs a lot of work. Lge detached gar. MLS ID 08270384

$369,900 St Charles

38W762 Glenview Dr. On 1.3 acres, 2,500+ sq ft, vaulted 18x18 master suite w/luxury bath, fireplaces in liv & din rms, kit has island & French drs to 3-season rm w/cathedral ceiling. Fin bsmt, 3 & 1 car garages. MLS ID 08292261 Donna McQuade 630-232-6900

$134,900 Campton Hills

17 N Jefferson St. Bank owned, as low as 3% down, needs some TLC, hardwood in all 3br, wood laminate flr in kit, 10x27 liv rm w/fpl, finished attic, bsmt, 2 car gar. MLS ID 08268702

$369,000 Elgin

334 Fountain Ave. Overlooking the pond & adjacent to park in Providence, Dist 301 Schools, 4br (luxury bath in master), hardwood thru main level, 1st flr den, fam rm fpl, island & 42 inch cabinets in kit, bsmt. MLS ID 08279508 Pam Murray 630-232-6900

$524,900 St Charles

43W414 Otter Ln. On 2+ acres in Prairie Creek, 4,100+ sq ft, upstairs has 4br incl 22x15 master w/sitting rm & fpl, laundry 27x24 media rm! 4ba, hardwood in liv rm, din rm & kit. 36x24 gar. MLS ID 07992064 Gina Rizza 630-232-6900

$327,000 Batavia

1001 S Batavia Ave. Near town & Randall Rd shopping, beautiful woodwork, crown moldings plus unique light fixtures & hardware! 4br, 3.5ba, fin bsmt adds 800 sq ft, fpl & wood stove, heated 2 story 3.5 car gar. MLS ID 08291238 Don Wiley 630-553-9000

$294,900 Elgin

1007 Liberty Dr. Overlooking pond in Blackberry Creek, Kaneland Schools, approx 3,200 sq ft, 4br incl 22x18 master, loft, wood laminate flr thru main level, fam rm fpl, office, Corian counters & island in kit. MLS ID 08249398 Gina Rizza 630-232-6900

$549,900 St Charles

39W885 N Robert Frost Cir. On lge interior lot, approx 3,600 sq ft, 4br incl 19x20 master, 21x23 kit w/42 inch cabintes & hardwood flr, fam rm fpl, sun rm, bsmt w/roughed-in bath. MLS ID 08254710 Charles Kirkwood 630-232-6900

$339,000 Batavia

121 Sauk Dr. On cul-de-sac in Fox Trail, 2,100+ sq ft, many architectural details thruout, 3br, 2ba, 12 ft ceiling & fpl in fam rm, hardwood in 14x22 kit & eating area, formal liv & din rms, bsmt. MLS ID 08253074 Laureen Lindstrom 630-232-6900


0N845 S Old Kirk Rd. 2.35 acres in Geneva Twp, 3,000+ sq ft, 23x15 fam rm w/fpl, wood beam cathedral ceiling & wood lamiante flr. Fin bsmt has rec rm, exercise rm, 5thbr & 3rd full bath. Deck w/screened area. MLS ID 08267385 Laureen Lindstrom 630-232-6900