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Andrew Culbertson, 13, an eighth-grader at Wredling Middle School from St. Charles, organizes books at the St. Charles Public Library. Culbertson is a Junior Friend and volunteer at the library.

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CORRECTIONS & CLARIFICATIONS

IN FOCUS A weekly feature by Sandy Bressner, photo editor at the Kane County Chronicle

Accuracy is important to the Kane County Chronicle, and we want to correct mistakes promptly. Please call errors to our attention by phone, 630-8455355; or email, editorial @kcchronicle.com

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spent part of my Friday night last week on the balcony of Kaneland High School’s auditorium during an opening night performance of “West Side Story.” While the school’s orchestra played the familiar music, I half wanted to sit back and enjoy

the show instead of taking photos. I’ve always loved musicals, and “West Side Story” is on my list of favorites. It joins “The Sound of Music,” “Peter Pan,” “Mary Poppins,” “Wicked” – I could go on forever. I’ll get a chance to test my musical

8LOCAL BRIEFS Hotline volunteers sought North High School Athletic Boosters Club has planned for prevention services BATAVIA – Suicide Prevention Services is seeking hotline volunteers to reduce and eliminate suicide and suicide attempts. Training of new volunteers begins April 5. The first two days of the training features the Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST). SPS training also takes a look at crisis issues and teaches volunteers how to effectively deal with them. Call Holly at 630-482-9699, ext. 227, to learn more or visit www. spsamerica.org for information.

Athletic boosters plans trivia night, raffle in STC ST. CHARLES – The St. Charles

a trivia night and a $10,000 grand prize raffle from 6 to 11 p.m. April 20 at the New Orleans Ballroom at Pheasant Run Resort, 4051 E. Main St., St. Charles. Admission for trivia night is $20 a person. Raffle tickets cost $100 each, and only 500 will be sold. Those interested can register and obtain tickets online at north. d303.org – select “Our School” then “Athletic Boosters.” For assistance, email Lisa Elliott at lelliott4@sbcglobal.net. For information or to buy a raffle ticket, contact Bill Duhownik via email at wduhownik@att.net.

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knowledge Saturday for the annual Literacy Volunteers Fox Valley Trivia Bee at the Q Center in St. Charles. The Kane County Chronicle will have two teams of three competing. Wish us luck!

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Where did you grow up? St. Charles Pets? A red and white Irish setter named Dudley and two cats, Daisy and Ferris Who would play you in the movie of your life? Ryan Gosling or Brad Pitt First job? Working at the Norris Cultural Arts Center As a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up? A fireman. Now I want to be a marketing consultant. A book you’d recommend? “Haunted” by Chuck Palahniuk Favorite charity? Human Rights Watch Do you play an instrument? Trumpet Hobbies? Jazz Favorite local restaurant? Wok ‘n’ Fire in St. Charles What is an interesting factoid about yourself? I played the trumpet at Carnegie Hall in New York a year ago with the wind ensemble at St. Charles East.

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Candidates open house Sunday in Sugar Grove WHAT: A candidates open house event is set. Candidates for the April 9 election are invited to bring their campaign materials. Brownies and chocolate cookies will be served. WHEN: 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday WHERE: Sugar Grove Community House, 151 Main St., Sugar Grove

MLK event Wednesday at Geneva library WHAT: The Geneva Library Foundation will present an event, “MLK and Civil Rights.” The event is free, but registration is appreciated. Geneva residents Loy and Linda Williams will speak from their personal experiences about the state of race relations in the south in the 1960s, and the efforts to bring about change. They had volunteered with Martin Luther King Jr.’s Southern Christian Leadership Conference. WHEN: 7 p.m. Wednesday WHERE: Geneva Public Library, 127 James St. INFO: Visit www.genevalibraryfoundation.org. For information about Speakers Series events,

contact Cynthia Wade at 708-989-4439 or CynthiaKayWade@aol.com.

Spring Break Camp Tracks at Elburn Forest Preserve WHAT: A program, Spring Break Camp Tracks, is for those in kindergarten through fifth grade. Participants will meet a coyote, dissect an owl pellet, make a toad house and explore the Elburn Forest Preserve. The cost is $10 per child a day or $45 for the week. WHEN: 9 a.m. to noon, Monday to March 29 WHERE: Fox Valley Wildlife Center, 45W061 Route 38, Elburn INFO: Call 630-365-3800 or visit www.fvwc. org.

Felting program at Elburn library WHAT: A program, “Teen Spring Felting” is set. Students will make needle felted flowers and even have some sparkly beads to add. Choose from a headband, hair clip or pin to create. The event is for those in sixth through 12th grade. Participants should register.

WHEN: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday WHERE: Elburn Public Library, 320 E. North St., Elburn INFO: Call the library at 630-365-2244 or visit www.elburn.lib.il.us.

Tree program set for March 30 in St. Charles WHAT: Help discover and document the giants as part of the Illinois Big Tree Registry. This statewide program encourages citizens to appreciate, record and report the largest native trees. Learn how to get involved during a workshop led by Jay Hayek, extension specialist forester with the University of Illinois. Registration for this “Learn from the Experts” program is $15 per person and is for adults 16 and older. WHEN: noon to 4 p.m., March 30 WHERE: Creek Bend Nature Center, which is located at 37W700 Dean St., St. Charles, within LeRoy Oakes Forest Preserve INFO: To register, call 847-7418350 or e-mail programs@ kaneforest.com.

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St. Charles resident Tom Currell, 17, was at Biggby Coffee in St. Charles he answered 11 questions for the Kane County Chronicle’s Brenda Schory.

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Kane County Chronicle / KCChronicle.com • Friday, March 22, 2013

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DISTRICT 101

School board hopefuls talk finances Election Central

By ERIC SCHELKOPF eschelkopf@shawmedia.com BATAVIA – A proposal to shift the cost of teacher pensions from the state onto the local school districts is among issues facing the seven candidates running for four seats on the Batavia School District 101 board. Incumbent Tina Bleakley, who was appointed in July to fill a vacancy on the board, is the only incumbent running for re-election. Board President Ron Link, along with Vice President Jack Hinterlong and board member Joseph Purpura, are not running for re-election. Other candidates in the race include Jonathan Gaspar, Garrick Grizaffi, Jim Karner, Susan Locke, Michael Papka and Jason Stoops. Bleakley said the school board already is addressing possible changes in the pension system. “Every school district in the state is going to have to face this pensions issue,” she said. “We are preparing for it. We will do whatever it takes to continue maintaining the level of teaching we have, the quality of teaching we have.” She also addressed a recent news report that district taxpayers ended up picking up the $1,929.75 tab at Morton’s Steakhouse in Chicago for board members, administrators and a few family members during a statewide school leadership conference in November. Bleakley at-

Tina Bleakley

Jim Karner

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tended the conference. The report stated the total cost to taxpayers to send 16 administrators and board members to the conference was more than $13,000. “We are required to have training,” Bleakley said. “The conference was important for us to attend. The expenses were shared with the community, and some community members were not happy about it. If the community is not happy with something, then we definitely have to revisit it.” Locke said the board was wrong in having taxpayers pick up the tab for that meal. “A meal like that should never be paid for by the taxpayers,” she said. But Locke said as a whole, she doesn’t see a lot of waste in the school district. “I am a PTO president and am in the schools at least three days a week,” she said. “I see people using what they

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

Garrick Grizaffi

Michael Papka

Jason Stoops

have. We in the PTO raise a lot of money to help supplement the schools.” Stoops said he wants to reduce the number of students per class. “Currently, I believe we are around 26 to 29 students per class,” he said. “It would be best if we had a range around 21 to 24.” He also is opposed to moving forward with an estimated $13.4 million in improvements to Batavia High School’s athletic fields as part of a master plan. “Although it looks gorgeous, I feel there are much more necessary and better projects that should be instituted before even considering a proposed $13 million athletic field project,” Stoop said. Garrick agreed. “I think the price tag is too high for our community, especially in this financial environment,” he said. “I do think it will have to be

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St. Charles Park District plans kite-flying event ST. CHARLES – The St. Charles Park District has planned a kite-flying event, which is set from noon to 2 p.m. April 20 at Mount St. Mary Park, which is off Prairie State, east of Route 31. Advance registration is required for the free event, and it can be done at www.stcparks.org.

redefined, and we will need to seek community input in terms of what the community appetite is for these types of facility improvements.” Generally, he said the school district has been well run over the years. “While the taxes are high, they’re high everywhere,” he said. “If you think that there is another community that has a lower tax structure, I think you need to look twice.” Papka said he wants to see incoming school superintendent Lisa Hichens “continue to hold the schools to the high standards that are in place now, and continue to try to lift those.” Hichens will take the helm as the district’s su-

perintendent when Superintendent Jack Barshinger retires at the end of June. He said Hichens needs to look at growing classroom sizes, and whether the quality of education has been adversely affected. Gaspar, who is a teacher in East Aurora School District 131, said he would make decisions based on the needs of students and teachers. “My reaction to anything is, what’s best for the kids, what’s best for the teachers to help the kids move up the ladder,” he said.”I want to make the teachers have a say in what’s being taught for the kids. They are the ones on the front lines.” Karner said he would look out for the needs of taxpayers. “The property taxes continue to escalate,” he said. “I don’t want to see the high taxes be a barrier to entering into this community, so I think that needs to be addressed. I’m eager to get in there and take a look at things.”

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36/18 McHenry Statistics through 4 p.m. yesterday Belvidere 36/19 Temperatures Waukegan 36/20 36/19 High/low ....................................... 31°/11° Normal high ......................................... 49° Rockford Crystal Lake Deerfield Record high .............................. 84° (2012) Algonquin 36/19 35/21 35/23 39/21 Normal low .......................................... 31° Hampshire Record low ............................... 11° (1986) Schaumburg 39/20 Elgin 37/22 Peak wind ........................ WNW at 12 mph 38/21 DeKalb Precipitation 35/21 Tri-Cities Chicago 24 hours through 4 p.m. yest. ........... 0.00” 35/21 37/24 Month to date ................................... 2.13” Normal month to date ....................... 1.55” Oak Park Year to date ...................................... 7.58” 38/26 Aurora Normal year to date .......................... 4.95” Dixon 38/19

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

Weather History On March 22, 1784, an unusual cold snap in the Carolinas damaged buds on the peach trees. Most people look forward to springtime mildness as soon as the season begins, but winter often has a few more tricks up its sleeve.

Fld: flood stage. Prs: stage in feet at 7 a.m Thursday. Chg: change in previous 24 hours. Station Fld Prs Chg Station Fld Prs Chg Algonquin................. 3....... 1.78...... -0.07 Montgomery........... 13..... 12.42...... -0.07 New Munster, WI .... 19....... 8.65...... -0.73 Burlington, WI ........ 11....... 7.64...... -0.47 Princeton .............. 9.5....... 5.92....... none Dayton ................... 12....... 8.68...... -0.17 Waukesha ................ 6....... 3.25...... -0.11 McHenry .................. 4....... 3.49...... -0.27

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Teacher who lives in STC Judge dismisses charged with sex assault suit in Fox River drowning death GENEVA

By JONATHAN BILYK

jbilyk@shawmedia.com

By ERIC SCHELKOPF eschelkopf@shawmedia.com GENEVA – Kane County Judge Edward Schreiber on Thursday dismissed a lawsuit filed by the family of a man who drowned in the Fox River last year after trying to save a boy who fell in the water near the Geneva dam. The city of Geneva sought to have the suit dismissed, and the judge granted the request. An attorney representing the family vowed to appeal the decision. The suit blamed the city for a lack of safety measures – warning signs and rescue equipment – near the Geneva dam. The lawsuit was filed in May 2012 by William Suchy, the brother of Randy Suchy, 57, of Bolingbrook. Randy Suchy drowned Aug. 5, 2011, after jumping into the Fox River to save a 12-year-old boy. The Geneva Park District and Kane County were named as defendants in the suit, and

they were part of the motion to dismiss. The suit sought more than $50,000 in damages. Schreiber agreed with the city’s and park district’s contention that they don’t have control over the Fox River and the Geneva dam. Ed Dutton, the park district’s attorney, said only the Illinois Department of Natural Resources has “jurisdiction and supervision” over any river within the state. “They had no duty to warn,” he said. “It is unlikely that any warning would have prevented Randy Suchy from entering into the river. He entered it precisely because of the danger it posed.” Schreiber added that “it is undisputed that rivers in general can be dangerous.” Chicago attorney David Wise, who represents the family, said he plans to appeal the judge’s decision in the next 30 days. “It was not obvious to the boy how dangerous the dam is,” he said.

WHEATON – A St. Charles man who teaches at Wheaton North High School has been charged with having an inappropriate sexual relationship with a female former student, beginning when the student was 16 years old. Edwin Klemm, 43, of the 1100 block of Howard Street, St. Charles, was charged this week with 11 counts of criminal sexual assault, felonies punishable by four to 15 years in prison. According to the DuPage County State’s Attorney’s Office, Klemm could face a minimum of 44 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections if convicted on the charges in DuPage County. A DuPage County judge on Wednesday set Klemm’s bond at $600,000, with 10 percent to apply. According to information supplied by the DuPage County State’s Attorney’s

office, Klemm is alleged to have engaged in sex acts with the former student “on multiple occasions at multiple locations,” including his St. Charles home, in public places and at public gathering places, such as movie theaters, a classroom at the school and in his vehicle. Prosecutors said at least Edwin one of the inciKlemm dents occurred in Klemm’s home while his daughter was home. Prosecutors said the incidents are believed to have occurred between February 2011 and November 2011. Prosecutors said the incidents were brought to their attention by the former student’s parents, who found a “love letter” Klemm allegedly wrote to the student. The parents then contacted the DuPage County Children’s Center, who opened an inves-

tigation. “Teachers are role models who students look up to and in whom parents place a great amount of trust,” DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert Berlin said in a prepared statement. “It is alleged that Mr. Klemm used his position of trust and authority to seduce his victim into giving him what he wanted. “If the allegations against Mr. Klemm are true, he violated that trust in the worst possible way.” Berlin credited officials at Wheaton North High School for “their complete cooperation” in the investigation. Klemm is scheduled to next appear in court in DuPage County on April 15. While at least one of the incidents is alleged to have occurred in Kane County, representatives of Kane County State’s Attorney Joe McMahon’s office declined comment on whether any further charges may be brought against Klemm.

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Jewel-Osco sold to new corporate parent By JONATHAN BILYK jbilyk@shawmedia.com The Jewel-Osco chain of supermarkets has come under a new corporate umbrella. Thursday, Minnesota-based SuperValu announced that it had completed a sale valued at $3.3 billion of a number of supermarket and pharmacy brands, including Jewel-Osco, to a group affiliated with Cerberus Capital Management. The new owner, listed as AB Acquisition, is scheduled to assume control of Jewel-Osco and the four other super-

market brands by Friday. The sale of Jewel and the other supermarkets was announced by SuperValu in January. It marks the second transfer of ownership of Jewel-Osco since the middle of the last decade, when SuperValu acquired the local supermarket chain when it purchased Albertsons. Locally, Jewel-Osco operates two supermarkets in St. Charles, as well as stores in Batavia, South Elgin, Elburn, Sugar Grove and West Chicago.

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By JONATHAN BILYK jbilyk@shawmedia.com Those selling homes in the Tri-Cities continued to have an easier time finding buyers in February, even as the amount buyers were willing to pay continued to slip. Last month, home sales in the Tri-Cities and Kane County surged, according to the latest round of home sales data from local associations of real estate agents. In the Tri-Cities, the number of homes sold increased by 59 percent in February, compared to the same month in 2012. The MainStreet Organization of Realtors, a trade group

the local housing market, accounting for about 31 perHow many homes sold in your community last month vs. February 2012? cent of all homes sold in the And how much did buyers pay for them? Recent home sales data helps tell Tri-Cities in February 2013 and February 2012. the tale: And last month, the numSt. Charles: 39 homes sold, up from 18; $290,000 median sale price for ber of distressed properties non-distressed single-family homes, down from $335,000 sold increased about 60 perGeneva: 22 homes sold, up from 21; $322,500 median sale price for cent. non-distressed single-family homes, down from $338,500 However, the number of Batavia: 17 homes sold, up from 10; $310,000 median sale price for homes sold “traditionally” in non-distressed single-family homes, down from $340,000 the Tri-Cities also increased Source: MainStreet Organization of Realtors by 59 percent, the organization’s numbers revealed. Countywide, home sales representing Chicago area homes in the Tri-Cities, the increased about 24 percent in real estate agents, reported MainStreet Organization re- February. According to data supplied that 78 detached single-family ported. Homes sold through fore- by the Illinois Association homes sold in February in St. Charles, Geneva and Batavia, closure or short sale, known of Realtors, 424 homes sold combined. A year earlier, sell- as distressed properties, re- in Kane County last month. ers found buyers for only 49 mained a large portion of That number was up from 342

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in February 2012. Time on the market also decreased, dropping from an average of 98 days until sale in February 2012 to 82 days on the market last month, the IAR reported. However, the improved sales numbers did not produce similarly significant improvements in home prices. In Kane County, the median sale price edged up 1.9 percent, from $127,000 a year ago to $129,450 last month. In the Tri-Cities, however, the average median price of non-distressed single-family homes sold in the three communities dropped 9 percent, to $307,500 in February from $337,833 a year ago.

Firin’ Up the Fox to hold class to certify judges ST. CHARLES – Firin’ Up the Fox BBQ Contest will host a class to become a certified barbecue judge from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 11 in advance of the second annual Firin’ Up the Fox BBQ Contest in July. Graduates can become a certified Kansas City Barbecue Society judge. A Kansas City Barbecue Society representative will teach class participants about the blind judging process and what to look for in the areas of taste, texture, appearance and presentation. The class size is limited and costs $105 for non-KCBS members and $70 for members. This class is $65 and open to previously certified judges and people attending the judge class earlier in the day. For information, call 630-233-4746 or visit www. firinupthefox.com and click on Classes.

WCC, Roosevelt sign new Dual Degree Program SUGAR GROVE – The long-standing academic partnership between Roosevelt University and Waubonsee Community College has been made closer with the signing of a new Dual Degree Program agreement that includes 13 degree articulations. Academic degrees that are

part of the Dual Degree Program include economics, criminal justice, business, psychology and general studies. After completing their associate degrees at Waubonsee, students in the Dual Degree Program will be guaranteed acceptance to Roosevelt and will transfer to complete their bachelor’s degree. DDP students receive a Roosevelt tuition discount based on their Waubonsee GPA when they matriculate to Roosevelt. In addition, high-achieving Waubonsee students are eligible to compete for special $15,000 and $12,500 per-year Roosevelt scholarships and $1,000 awards. For information, visit www.waubonsee.edu.

• Friday, March 22, 2013

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‘Feel Good in the Present’ group to meet in Geneva GENEVA – A group, “Feel Good in the Present,” is forming at the Unitarian Universalist Society of Geneva, 110 S. Second St., Geneva. The group will meet from 7 to 8 p.m. on the fourth Thursday of every month, beginning March 28. Debbie Leoni will take the group through a guided visualization followed by discussion on personal growth topics such as surrender, acceptance, forgiveness, mindfulness and more. There is no cost, and all are welcome. No experience is necessary.

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Lending a hand Foundations, ‘friends’ groups can provide a big boost to the community By BRENDA SCHORY

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bschory@shawmedia.com The planks of the Batavia Riverwalk are an exercise in people’s devotion to their community. Built by volunteers in the 1990s, the Riverwalk overlooks the Fox River, Depot Pond and has a gazebo. But its 864 lineal feet of elevated boardwalk over the wetlands are in need of replacement, said Steve McKenna, president of the Batavia Parks Foundation. “The wood is starting to show its age,” McKenna said. “It’s pushing 20 years. Maintenance aspects are getting steeper for the park district. Some sections are questionable from a safety perspective.” Toward that end, the parks foundation board is in the planning and fundraising stage, McKenna said. The group set up a Purchase-A-Plank website, www.purchaseaplank. com/donate-here, to facilitate donations. The Batavia Park District is among several area schools, parks and library districts to have a volunteer group of supporters in an established charitable foundation. Each enhances the mission of its respective taxing body, often raising significant funds and providing volunteer labor. “Our total budget is $175,000,” McKenna said. “We have a community campaign targeting $40,000, and we are applying for grants. We expect support from the park district and the city.” The Batavia Parks Foundation, formed in 2004, has raised about $500,000 to support projects, McKenna said. “People appreciate the opportunity to give back to the community,” McKenna said.

• Batavia Parks Foundation: www.bataviaparks.org/about-foundation.htm • Friends of the Batavia Public Library: www.bataviapubliclibrary.org • The Batavia Foundation for Educational Excellence: www. bataviafoundation.org • Geneva Academic Foundation: www.gafgeneva.org • Geneva Park District Foundation: www.genevaparks.org/about/foundation.html • Friends of the Geneva Public Library: www.geneva.lib.il.us/friends • Friends of the St. Charles Public Library: www.friendsofstcharleslibrary.com • St. Charles Park Foundation: www.stcparks.org/Partners/ Park-Foundation.asp • The Greater St. Charles Education Foundation: www.stceducation.com/Foundation.html • Kaneland Foundation: web. Sandy Bressner – sbressner@shawmedia.com kaneland.org/about/411 Andrew Culbertson, 13, an eighth-grader at Wredling Middle School from St. Charles, organizes books at • Friends of the Messenger Public Library: www.northaurora.lib.il.us the St. Charles Public Library. Culbertson is a Junior Friend and volunteer at the library. • Town and Country Public Library Friends: www.elburnfriends.org “It’s more than just writing a St. Charles friends board trea- CPR.” check. Yes, they pay taxes for parks and schools and libraries. This is an opportunity for them to ... go above and beyond.” At library districts, “friends” groups host used book sales to raise money for programs. For example, the Friends of the St. Charles Public Library help underwrite incentives for the summer reading programs and the ice cream social. The friends bought the aquarium for youth services and shares in its maintenance, bought five book drops, display cabinets and sponsors a variety of programs. “I do this because I love to read,” said Joanne Surratt,

surer. “My real jobs were in accounting or bookkeeping, so I volunteered to be the treasurer.” The friends also sponsor Junior Friends who volunteer in the youth department, shelving books and helping with programs and behind-thescenes jobs, she said. A. Denise Farrugia, St. Charles Public Library youth services manager, praised the friends for their support, in particular for the 12-hour baby sitter training course. “Baby sitter training is very special,” Farrugia said. “We are the only library that I know of that is offering baby sitter training in first aid and

Since its funding in 1987, the Geneva Academic Foundation has raised $1.1 million, paying for extras and must-haves not in the district’s budget, GAF Board President Laura Zuzuly. GAF has paid for everything from art kilns at the elementary schools to microscopes and computers, she said. The group grants awards to teachers who apply for them. “Every year, it’s a surprise when we get to review the grants,” Zuzuly said. “Last year, the thing I thought was absolutely great was a seventh-grade science teacher at Geneva Middle School South wanted animal skeletons to teach anatomy.”

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continental breakfast and complimentary parking. One adult for every four children is required. Reservations are required and can be made

While library friends tend to host book sales, the others host events to raise money. For instance, GAF hosts bowling nights, silent auctions and a 50/50 raffle called Lucky Buck Duck Chuck during halftime at varsity basketball games. “We try to make them fun,” Zuzuly said. “I think we are very lucky that we do live in a very good area. There are a lot of people who care, and care a lot. It’s a good cause. Our kids are our future and we need to give them as much opportunities as possible, expose them as much as we can to the good stuff.”

8LOCAL BRIEF Cantigny Park family overnight event returns WHEATON – A Cantigny Park event returns April 12 when the Robert R. McCormick Muse-

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8OBITUARIES Born: Aug. 22, 1943; in Canton, Ohio Died: March 20, 2013; in St. Charles

8FUNERAL ARRANGEMENTS 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: A brief visitation will be from 9 to 10 a.m. Friday at Conley Funeral Home, 116 W. Pierce St. in Elburn, 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.

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. 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.

Campton Hills • Forced entry was made to a storage building in the 40W600 block of Burlington Road, police were told Monday, March 18. Locks had been sawed off an 8-foot double door, and a door was pulled from its hinges, damaging the frame. The property was reportedly recently bought by the township and is set for demolition. • Bryan Nicholas Velazquez, 18, of the 4N300 block of Fox Mill Boulevard, Campton Hills, was charged Friday, March 15, with obstructing police. Elburn Patrick H. Hannon, 47, of the 400 block of Grant Street, Harvard, was charged March 14 with driving under the influence and driving with a blood-alcohol content of more than .08 percent. Geneva • Ryan C. Wheatley, 18, of the 2200 block of Kings Court, Geneva, was charged Friday, March 8, with possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of alcohol while under age 21, criminal damage to property and domestic battery. • Giovanni Benitez, 33, of the 100 block of Walnut Drive, St. Charles, was charged Saturday, March 9, with attempted theft of scrap metal valued at less than $500. St. Charles • John J. Palomo, 32, of the 100 block of Heritage Lane, Streamwood, was charged Thursday, March 14, with public intoxication. • Cheryl Marie Kasper, 46, of the 1500 block of Old Barn Court, Bartlett, was charged Friday, March 15, with retail theft for reportedly stealing $413.20 in merchandise from Walmart, 150 Smith Road. • Marcos Perez, 27, of the 1600 block of Indiana Street, St. Charles,

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was arrested Friday, March 15, on a St. Charles warrant for failing to appear in court. • Angela Marie Kratochvil, 19, of the 40W600 block of Carriage Court, St. Charles, was charged Friday, March 15, with retail theft for reportedly stealing $508 in merchandise from Von Maur, 3810 E. Main St. • Stephanie M. Baldyga, 21, of the 800 block of Ohio Avenue, St. Charles, was charged Saturday, March 16, with resisting police and public intoxication. • Jacob L. Banbury, 25, of the 1800 block of Walnut Street, St. Charles, was charged Saturday, March 16, with public urination. • Daniel M. Lizalde, 39, of the 1100 block of White Avenue, Aurora, was charged Sunday, March 17, with driving under the influence of alcohol. • Lorraine Margie Wright, 26, of the 1700 block of South Fourth Place, St. Charles, was charged Sunday, March 17, with public intoxication. • Roberto Gonzalez-Marcos, 46, of the 1900 block of Walnut Street, St. Charles, was charged Wednesday, March 13, with driving without a license and failure to stop or yield at an intersection after a crash at South 12th and Oak streets. • An officer reported The House Pub, 16 S. Riverside Ave., would be reported to the St. Charles Liquor Commission after it reportedly served an intoxicated customer an alcoholic beverage Friday, March 15. The owner reportedly said he let the customer in to pay his tab from a previous week and noted the customer hadn’t even taken a sip of the drink. • An iPhone was reported stolen Monday, March 18, from a customer in The Office the night before. • Christopher Joseph Van Broeck, 46, of the 0-100 block of South 13th Street, St. Charles, was charged Sunday, March 17, with driving under the influence of alcohol, driving with a blood-alcohol content of more than 0.08 percent and disobeying a stop sign.

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Sugar Grove • A woman, 55, of the 900 block of Merrill New Road, Sugar Grove, told police Feb. 27 that she believed someone had taken about $1,500 in cash from a dresser drawer in her home. She told police she believed it was one of the members of a carpet installation crew that had been working in her home on that date. Police searched the men, work trucks and the carpet rolls and remnant bundles, but did not find the purported missing cash. • Nicholas Gronkiewicz, 23, of the 5S500 block of Arlington Avenue, Naperville, was charged March 1 with possession of between 2.5 to 10 grams of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and speeding (73 mph in a 55 mph zone). • David C. Byers, 27, of the 300 block of Brian Street, Sycamore, was arrested March 2 on a Kane County warrant for violation of a court order. • A woman, 23, of the 17100 block of Overkill Ave., Tinley Park, told police someone had slashed the tires of her vehicle while it was parked in the 200 block of Brompton Lane, Sugar Grove, on March 7. • Zachary Robinson, 26, of the 700 block of Wild Ginger Road, Sugar Grove, was charged March 8 with resisting and obstructing police, fleeing and attempting to elude police, possession of drug paraphernalia, operating a vehicle without a front registration plate and operating a vehicle with a frame height greater than 28 inches tall. • Police responded to a business in the 500 block of Route 47 in Sugar Grove on March 12, where they discovered the front glass door of the business had been shattered by a rock thrown through it. The damage was discovered at 9 a.m. March 12. Police said further investigation found that someone had taken a cash register drawer from the business containing about $500 in cash and checks. The incident remains under investigation, police said.

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ST. CHARLES – Marilyn Snow, 69, of St. Charles, died March 20, 2013, at her home, surrounded by loved ones. She was born Aug. 22, 1943 in Canton, Ohio, to Martin and Avis Trei. She was a valued member of the health care community. As one of the first woman paramedics in Illinois, she touched countless lives. Her career spanned more than 29 years, performing various roles at Delnor Hospital. Upon retiring, she continued her greatest role as grandma and the matriarch of her family. She also loved to read and be artistic. She was a member of St. John Neumann Church in St. Charles in the early days. Marilyn was a great listener, loving wife, mother and grandma. She was a very strong woman with a sensational sense of humor and great

faith in our Lord, Jesus Christ. She was preceded in death by her parents; grandson, Alex Walsh; and niece, Jessica Trei. Survivors include her beloved spouse of 50 years, Everett Snow of St. Charles; a daughter, Kathy Snow Gore (Jim) of St. Charles; a sister, Karen Pike (Skip) of Benson, Ariz.; a nephew, Todd Tipton; three brothers, Bradley Trei (Barbara) of Mt. Morris, Boyd Trei (Caroline) of Las Vegas and Gary Trei of Las Vegas; and three grandchildren, Johnathan Walsh (Sarah Schaffer), Casey Carlson and Samantha Carlson. The family will receive friends from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 23, at Hosanna! Lutheran Church, 36W925 Red Gate Road, St. Charles. A funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. with Senior Pastor John P. Nelson officiating. Desserts to follow. Memorials may be made to Hosanna! Lutheran Church. For information, call Yurs Funeral Home at 630-584-0060 or visit www.yursfuneralhomes. com. Please sign the guest book at www.legacy.com/kcchronicle.

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Base for statue to be clad in granite By ERIC SCHELKOPF eschelkopf@shawmedia.com BATAVIA – Last year, the “Self-Made Man” statue in Batavia was damaged and knocked off its pedestal. When it is reinstalled, its base will be in clad in the same granite that was used for the North River Street streetscape project. Batavia aldermen Monday voted to approve a $22,000 contract with the contractor, Cleveland Marble, to clad the base in granite. City engineer Noel Basquin said because there are enough funds in the contingency for the North River

Street project, it will not require additional funds from the tax increment financing account for the project. “I do feel that granite is the right choice for the longevity of North River Street,” 7th Ward Alderman Dawn Tenuta said. First Ward Alderman Michael O’Brien agreed. “Granite will hold off the effects from salt,” he said. The statue’s sculptor also said using granite would enhance the piece and make it seem like it was part of the street and permanent. The stature will be relocated to the west side of the street.

Sometime before 8:24 a.m. April 24 the “Self-Made Man” bronze sculpture was knocked off its pedestal at River and State streets in downtown Batavia. The 750-pound sculpture, which depicts a man carving himself out of stone, was donated to the city in 1996. The three men charged in the vandalism of the cityowned statue in November 2011 – brothers Theodore R. Bittner and Thomas E. Bittner, both of Batavia, and Steve L. Piron of Sandwich – pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of disorderly conduct for damaging the statue, but their attorney

said it was an accident. “They did not knock it over intentionally,” their attorney, Cathy Cavins, said at the time. “They were climbing it to take a photo. People have been climbing the statue for years. I think the foundation was improperly installed or it deteriorated. Their weight should not have been sufficient to knock it over.” The three agreed to pay the city $4,900 for repair costs, along with $3,500 in police investigative costs and court costs. Cavins said her clients had offered to pay for repairs after the incident.

Breakfast with Easter Bunny on Saturday GENEVA – Breakfast with the Easter Bunny is set for 9 and 10 a.m. Saturday, at the Stephen D. Persinger Recreation Center, 3507 Kaneville Road, Geneva. The breakfast includes pancakes and pictures with the Easter Bunny. The cost for residents is $4 a person, and $6 for nonresidents. Children 1 and younger are free, but must be registered. For information or to register, call 630-232-4542 or visit www.genevaparks.org. – Kane County Chronicle

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8LOCAL BRIEFS Teen Night Owl Egg Hunt set for today GENEVA – Youths ages 10 to 14 can take part in the Teen Night Owl Egg Hunt, set for 7:30 p.m. today at Wheeler Park, 499 Wheeler Drive, Geneva. Participants can search for eggs filled with candy and prizes at the Geneva Park District event. The hunt begins at 7:30 p.m. Participants must bring their own flashlight. Dress appropriately for the weather. The cost for residents is $5 a person, and the cost for nonresidents is $8 a person. For information or to register, call 630-232-4542 or visit www. genevaparks.org.

River Rockhouse to host Aaron Carter today ST. CHARLES – River Rockhouse will play host to pop star Aaron Carter today. Carter has won multiple awards over his 14-year career including TEEN Choice Awards, Kids Choice Awards, and RTL Young Artist of the Year Award. In addition to music, he also has established himself as an actor in film, television and on Broadway.

In 2009, Carter joined the season 9 cast of “Dancing With The Stars.” He and his dance partner Karina Smirnoff finished fifth. Tickets for the all-ages show are $18 in advance or $20 at the door. Fans can purchase tickets for a VIP meet and greet experience with Carter offering a chance to meet the singer after the show, take photos, receive a signed photo and get other memorabilia autographed. Meet and greet tickets are available online for $68 (includes entry to the show). Visit www. river-rockhouse.com to purchase tickets. River Rockhouse is at 106 S. Riverside Ave., St. Charles.

‘Food Matters’ film to be presented today BATAVIA – A film, “Food Matters” will be presented at 7 p.m. today at Unity of Fox Valley, 230 Webster St. Batavia. The church’s Green Team will lead the presentation. Discussion will follow. There is no admission fee or required registration. Refreshments are free. Visit www.foodmatters.tv for information. – Kane County Chronicle

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BATAVIA – The Rev. Glen Morden said he is looking forward to getting to know all of the members of the Batavia Covenant Church in the coming weeks. Morden on Sunday will be installed as the church’s new senior pastor. Previously, Morden had been the senior pastor of the Patterson Covenant Church in Patterson, Calif., for the past six years. “We are just looking forward to getting involved in the community as much as we can,” Morden said. Morden, his wife, Marci, and their four young children already have moved into a

house in Batavia that is near the church. Their adult child will stay in California. “Batavia seems like a great place to raise a family,” he said. The public is invited to go Sunday to either the 9 a.m. contemporary worship service with contemporary praise song or the 10:35 a.m. service with traditional hymns accompanied by organ, piano, brass or strings. A meet and greet with coffee and snacks is planned from 10 to 10:35 a.m. Batavia Covenant Church is at 1314 Main St., Batavia, across the street from the Batavia High School campus. Information is available at the church’s website, www.bataviacovenant.com.

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Geneva mayor: Burns Geneva Mayor Kevin Burns fell short in his bid for Kane County Board chairman last year, absorbing a decisive defeat in the Republican primary race against Chris Lauzen. The good news for Geneva residents – Burns remains motivated to serve as the city’s mayor. We endorse Burns in his April 9 quest for a fourth term as Geneva mayor against challenger Bob McQuillan. Burns boasts a long line of achievements during his tenure. About 700,000 square feet of new commercial business has been added; the city’s industrial corridor has been enhanced; and staffing concessions have been made because of the economic downturn. Despite a few

high-profile losses, Geneva’s downtown remains the envy of most communities in the west suburbs. Burns is ambitious; he is an effective relationship-builder; and his achievements have come within a sound fiscal framework. McQuillan is a smart man with a sophisticated grasp of budgetary issues, as Geneva school board members can attest after years of being grilled by McQuillan about the district’s fiscal affairs. While we respect McQuillan’s interest in running for mayor, it still seems that the city’s taxpayers would have been better served if McQuillan had taken a run at the school board, considering that body’s larger impact on residents’ tax bills.

St. Charles mayor: Rogina Four candidates – each with a meritable skill set – are competing to be the next mayor of St. Charles. Jake Wyatt, a retired U.S. Army colonel and former executive with Sears who also has started his own small businesses, wants to preserve and enhance the community, in part, by taking a collaborative approach to development. Jotham Stein, a business lawyer and author, lists bringing businesses to St. Charles as a top priority and, if elected, would propose an ordinance that states, “The mayor shall do no business with anybody who does business with the city.” John Rabchuk, who provides management consulting for construction material producers and has started and owned two national software companies related to the construction industry, has been involved with numerous civic organizations,

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including the St. Charles 708 Community Mental Health Board and the 2013 St. Charles Comprehensive Plan Task Force. He has fresh ideas for the city, such as making St. Charles a cycling hub and transforming the Fox River into a recreational asset, which he says could lead to a synergy that would help attract new business. Then there is Ray Rogina, a current 3rd Ward alderman who has served as a public school teacher and as president of the St. Charles Education Association. Rogina wants to preserve the heritage of St. Charles, support and pursue cultural and recreational offerings, and get balanced budgets passed. He would prioritize careful decision-making in city government and not rushing to conclusions. We believe Rogina’s experience gives him an edge over the other candidates in this race. He is endorsed.

Nearly two months ago, Patrick R. Donahoe, the postmaster general and chief executive of the U.S. Postal Service, announced that the postal service would stop Saturday mail delivery in August. At the time, we expressed the hope that Congress would treat Mr. Donahoe’s cost-cutting measure as a cue to address, at long last, the structural problems that necessitated it. Alas, it appears that lawmakers are bound and determined to do the opposite. Instead of supporting Mr. Donahoe’s plan and providing USPS management with the tools to implement further savings, they are obstructing him. The Republican-dominated House of Representatives has adopted a bill to fund the government for the rest of fiscal year 2013 that includes language historically interpreted to require six-day mail delivery. In addition, the Democratic-majority Senate hasn’t even voted on an amendment from Sens. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., and Tom Coburn, R-Okla., that would have let the USPS stop Saturday delivery. This, despite the fact that the Postal Service is losing $25 million per day and has maxed out its $15 billion line of credit with the U.S. Treasury. The USPS says ending Saturday delivery will cut its losses, projected to reach $7.9

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billion this year, by up to $2 billion. Poll after poll show that most Americans are willing to give up Saturday delivery rather than add to the risk of an expensive postal bailout later on. The arguments for the status quo have taken on a certain desperate quality. Even though every serious analyst to study the USPS’ financial predicament has recommended curtailing Saturday delivery, Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., and Rep. Gerald E. Connolly, D-Va., say that shouldn’t happen until the USPS details exactly how it arrived at its savings estimate. Others have made an issue of the supposed defiance of Congress that the USPS demonstrated by trying to curtail Saturday delivery, when in fact the agency was doing lawmakers a favor by offering to take the political hit for service reductions. Congressional foot-draggers are ignoring public sentiment and postal management’s abundantly documented cost concerns in favor of postal unions, corporate mailers and other groups that cling to the outmoded postal business model, regardless of the potential cost to taxpayers. The fact is that ending Saturday delivery is only a small part of the change the USPS needs to survive in the post-paper world. Yet seemingly even that is too much for a Congress wedded to the status quo and the special interests that benefit from it.

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances. First Amendment, U.S. Bill of Rights


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KANE COUNTY CHRONICLE editorial@kcchronicle.com ST. CHARLES – The St. Charles Police Department has posted its 2012 annual report on the city’s website, www.stcharlesil.gov/departments/police. The 44-page document contains a summary of the agency, crime statistics, traffic information and summaries from each of the divisions. In 2012, calls for police services totaled 15,727, down

from 16,168 in 2011. Part I crimes – including criminal sexual assault, robbery, aggravated battery and theft – totaled 601, down from 729 in 2011. Part II crimes – including battery, criminal damage and trespass, liquor violations and disorderly conduct – declined from 3,142 to 2,271. Traffic crashes showed a slight reduction – 974, down from 999 – and continues the downward trend from the past several years. Crime statistics include a five-year comparison.

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ELBURN – The Elburn Lions Club will host Bingo every Friday night beginning Sept. 7 at the clubhouse. The public is invited. Doors open at 5 p.m. Early-bird Bingo starts at 6:30 p.m., followed by the first of four progressive raffles. Regular

Bingo games start at 7 p.m. and will include two split-thepot games. Food and drink are available to buy. Proceeds go toward Elburn Lions Charities for the sight and hearing-impaired. Call 630-365-6315 for information. The club is at 500 Filmore St. in Elburn. – Kane County Chronicle

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The Fox Valley Marathon has been tabbed as the oficial marathon host in the new nine-part Illinois USATF Road Championship Series, writes sports reporter Kevin Druley. PAGE 19

ST. CHARLES NORTH 17, ST. CHARLES EAST 4

Big win continues North’s torrid start Guyett scores 8 goals to lead North Stars to 10-2 record with win over Saints By KEVIN DRULEY

East boys edge North

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ST. CHARLES – The host. St. Charles East boys water polo team rallied from a one-goal deficit entering Thursday’s fourth quarter to edge St. Charles North, 10-9. Saints goaltender Nick Fagen made the last of his 11 saves with about 25 seconds remaining, helping East preserve the win after it trailed, 7-6, entering the final seven minutes. “The boys had amazing defense and they really just stepped up in the fourth quarter,” East coach Jaclyn Weber said. “We were back and forth, pretty much even the entire game.” Mitch Phelps scored six goals for East, outdueling North’s Justin Timmons, who had five. “He led us in every sense of the word,” North Stars coach Chris Cloy said of Timmons. East improved to 12-4, while North fell to 4-6-1. “East got some momentum in the fourth quarter, took the lead,” Cloy said. “We had a shot to tie the game up ... and weren’t able to capitalize.” The Saints grabbed a 10-8 lead with about 2:30 remaining before North drew to within a goal with 1:07 to go. Sandy Bressner - sbressner@shawmedia.com Along with the rest of the St. Charles North girls water polo’s Nicole Guyett tries to get the ball past St. Charles East’s Kaitlyn Johnsen defense, Fagen stood tall down the on Thursday during the North Stars’ 17-4 victory at St. Charles North stretch. “He’s just amazing,” said Weber, It’s been that way since McClure was quick not to use spring, the program was welthe Saints’ first-year coach. Guyett’s swimming team- that as a crutch. coming its fourth coach in as mates coaxed her into trying water polo around this time last year. “I was like, ‘Oh, I like this,’ ” Guyett said. “I think it just came naturally, really, because I was a swimmer. So I like to pass people down the pool.” East was missing two starters because of conflict or injury, but coach Stephanie

She lauded the group’s overall second-half effort after trailing, 10-2, at the break, and tabbed sophomore Lexy Kos (three goals) as “great.” A two-time state champion as a player at Mundelein and a photographer by day, McClure wants the Saints to stay upbeat. When the second-year coach took over at East last

many seasons. Newman offers a good base in goal, bringing strong technique and good throwing ability. Megan Zbinden, who also scored for the Saints, has shown exemplary work ethic in cementing a varsity spot. “It takes awhile to build a program, but we’re getting there and they’re working hard. And the way JV was,

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too, we’re really learning fast,” McClure said. “I’m proud of the girls. They’ve made me proud, and we keep adjusting as we come along.”

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• Friday, March 22, 2013

ST. CHARLES – St. Charles North senior girls water polo player Sarah Stern found empathy and ecstasy in Thursday’s home rout of St. Charles East. Not long ago, the North Stars absorbed the wrong end of such games, so pardon Stern and her teammates for basking in a 17-4 victory that continued a torrid start. “I’ve been on varsity for three years now, and I’ve really enjoyed watching our team grow,” Stern said. “Because when I first started, we didn’t win a game, so it’s really awesome now that we’re coming out really strong.” North (10-2) attacked the one-win Saints early and often. With her younger sister, Monica, filming the action from the stands overhead, North Stars junior Nicole Guyett scored the first three of her game-high eight goals in a 1:15 span late in the opening quarter. Guyett prefers playing offense in the deep end of the pool instead of the shallow, as she can create more drive with her long legs not touching the bottom of the pool. The trend showed, if only subtly. Guyett’s first-quarter hat trick came with North in the shallow end. In the second quarter, she scored four times against East goalie Jeneva Newman with the North Stars treading water. With Guyett recovering from a cold earlier this week, North coach Nick Engel sat her for the third quarter. She scored once more in the final quarter and was all smiles after the game.

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Geneva badminton falls on road to Glenbard N. CAROL STREAM – The Geneva girls badminton team lost, 9-6, at Glenbard North on Thursday after dropping four of

the six matches that went to three games. Ann Green and Nila Kannankeril were double winners for the Vikings. – Kane County Chronicle

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Maya Heath of St. Charles East (left) tries to keep the ball away from Maddie Jones (20) of St. Charles North during their water polo match Thursday at St. Charles North.

North rebounds from Wednesday’s loss • NORTH Continued from page 17 Thursday’s boys result from the other side of town – East 10, North 9 – offers hope for the future of the girls rival-

ry. While Stern (seven steals, six goals, four assists) and goalkeeper Hannah Horsfall will be among North’s graduating players, the North Stars and Saints still are ripe with emerging talent. North rebounded from

Wednesday’s road loss to Naperville North and recaptured its confidence. Not long ago, the North Stars couldn’t say what Guyett did so coolly after Thursday’s game: “Just going out and playing like we usually do.”

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QUICK READ Kevin Druley

• Friday, March 22, 2013

Skip Stolley monitored the Illinois track and field scene even when he lived in California for two-plus decades, charting top high school athletes and maintaining contact with fellow coaches. Upon returning to his home state a few years ago, Stolley firmly repositioned his fingers on the pulse. This week, the Elburn resident gladly took action to influence the heartbeat of the sport he long has held dear. The chairman of USA Track and Field’s Illinois Long Distance Running ComSkip Stolley mittee, Stolley has tabbed the Advocate Dreyer Fox Valley Marathon as official marathon host in the new, nine-part Illinois USATF Road Championship Series. Any USATF member entered in the Sept. 22 race will be eligible for gold, silver and bronze medals in 26 separate men’s and women’s age groups. “The truth is, there hasn’t been an Illinois USATF road championship at any distance for more than 20 years, which is inexcusable,” Stolley said. “I had been asked to get involved, and I had decided that I really wasn’t going to unless I could make a difference.” A longtime USATF official, Stolley assumed his current role in November, and soon got started on establishing the Road Championship Series. Only one leg – the indoor 5K championship – has been contested. Championships for 10-mile, half marathon, road mile, marathon, 10K, 15K, 5K and 8K/5M will be held through December. For more information and sites, log on to www.usatfillinois.org. Registration for the fourth annual Fox Valley Marathon – which starts and ends in downtown St. Charles and winds through the Fox River Trail – opened online at www.

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Runners participate in the 2011 Fox Valley Marathon. The Fox Valley Marathon has been chosen as the official marathon host in the new, ninepart Illinois USATF Road Championship Series. The Fox Valley Marathon will be Sept. 22. fv26.com in December, nearly two months earlier than usual. Marathon co-organizer Dave Sheble said entries are coming at a greater pace than last year, and the field already includes athletes from 32 states and countries including Canada and Japan. Sheble called the USATF designation “a great honor.” The Illinois USATF will recognize its top 10 male and female member finishers in addition to separate accolades from marathon officials. “There’s a tremendous number of awards that will be given out that day,” Sheble said. Stolley doesn’t figure he’s in line to win one, but he’s

elated just the same.

Hawks make headway: St. Charles, Batavia, Geneva and the communities encompassing Kaneland collaborated to become one big hockey town this season. The Fox Valley Hawks also included one player each from Oswego and Wheaton Warrenville South, but the team boasted an overwhelming accent of players from Chronicle Country. Fox Valley concluded its winter session last week, falling to Bartlett in a Blackhawk Cup Varsity Combined state semifinal. With the JV also on the upswing, club president Judy Bondarowicz considered the Hawks’ inaugural season

encouraging. “Still at the early stages, but we’re making progress,” Bondarowicz said. “We had two solid teams. We got past the first year of a new club coming together and came out strong in the end.” From Kane to ’Cane: Geneva senior right-hander Andy Honiotes verbally committed to the Miami (Fla.) baseball program in June. He since has signed his letter of intent to attend school and play for the traditional power, but recently made another bold strike with a pen, unapolegetically picking the Hurricanes as NCAA men’s basketball tournament champions.

“Oh, yeah, of course. I’ve got them to win my bracket, you know,” Honiotes said. “I’m really excited to go there. It was the perfect place for me.” Miami enters the tournament as a No. 2 seed in the East Regional, and will face 15th-seeded Pacific in the first round at about 1:10 p.m. today. The Geneva baseball team should be in transit to downstate Jacksonville at that hour; the Vikings open the season there at 7 p.m. today.

• Kevin Druley is a sports writer for the Kane County Chronicle. He can be reached at 630-845-5347 or kdruley@shawmedia.com.


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Waubonsee Community College student trustee KC Vogt has been named a Coca-Cola Community College Academic Team Bronze Scholar. Provided photo

The Congregational United Church of Christ of St. Charles is sponsoring a “Come See the World with Us” fundraiser April 13.

‘Come See the World’ fundraiser set for April KANE COUNTY CHRONICLE neighbors@kcchronicle.com CHARLES – The Congregational United Church of Christ of St. Charles is sponsoring a Church Auction Gala in April. The event will take place at 7 p.m. April 13 in Fellowship Hall, 40w451 Fox Mill Blvd., St. Charles.

The event theme is “Come See the World with Us.” Through food and drink offerings, “Mission Airlines” will be taking passengers to foreign lands such as Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Mexico, and the U.S. There will also be a silent and live auction. Some auction items include an original

framed watercolor, handmade quilts, a Coach leather purse, an airline flight and vacation stays in a condo in Galena, Vail, Colo., Green Lake, Wis.; and at a cottage for a week in Ireland. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 630-584-0929.

Waubonsee student named Coca-Cola Bronze Scholar KANE COUNTY CHRONICLE neighbors@kcchronicle.com SUGAR GROVE – Waubonsee Community College student trustee KC Vogt of Aurora has been named a Coca-Cola Community College Academic Team Bronze Scholar. Based on his 4.0 grade-point average, academic and leadership awards, and community engagement, Vogt received a $1,000 scholarship. Vogt is Waubonsee’s student trustee and is the chairperson of the Illinois Community Col-

lege Board’s Student Advisory Committee. He is also a member of Phi Theta Kappa. Vogt is a biology major with plans to eventually go on to medical school to become a gastroenterologist. Sponsored by the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation and administered by the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, the academic team recognizes 50 gold, 50 silver and 50 bronze scholars from community colleges across the nation. More than 1,800 applications were received this year.

NEIGHBORS BRIEFS Fab-Line Machinery hosts successful open house ST. CHARLES – Fab-Line Machinery hosted a customer appreciation open house on Feb. 28, which was the best so far, according to a news release. Fab-Line Machinery offers a full line of equipment to serve the fabrication marketplace, but specializes in press brakes, shears and plasma cutting systems.

Customers and dealers were invited to FabLine’s showroom in St. Charles for the event. According to the release, in addition to many guests from Illinois, attendees also traveled from Washington, Wisconsin, Iowa and Indiana. The main attractions were demonstrations with various products. For more information call 866-466-8298, or visit www.fab-linemachinery.com.

Geneva-native wins gold, silver medals in Special Olympic meet Matthew Wechter, 24, of Geneva, participated in the 2013 Special Olympic Regional Gymnastics meet March 10 at Palatine High School in Palatine. Wechter won seven medals, including five gold medals and one silver medal in addition to a bronze in the overall event. He also won a gold and a silver medal in

the breaststroke and the freestyle swim March 8 at the regional special olympic swim meet at Nequa Valley High School in Naperville. Wechter will go to the Illinois Special Olympic games in June in Bloominton-Normal. Every individual who wins a gold medal at any regional competition qualifies to go down to the summer games.


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Stewart-Kozak Bowgren-Algrim Lauren Michelle Bowgren of Sugar Grove (formerly of St. Charles) and Todd William Algrim of Sugar Grove (also formerly of St. Charles) were married March 15 in Riviera Mexico, Mexico. The maid of honor was Kate Bowgren of Rockton. The bridesmaids were Christy Bowgren of Rockton and Nicole

Johnson of St. Charles. The flowergirl was Sara Chesley of Manchester, Md. The best man was Sean Kramer of Kaneville. The groomsmen were Scott Algrim of Chicago and Ben Galpin of Maple Park. The ring bearer was Nickolas Cummings of Sugar Grove. The wedding bouquet included white roses with delph blue baby’s breath.

Bowgren is the daughter of Dawn and Jerry Bowgren of Rockton. She is a 2003 graduate of St. Charles East High School in St. Charles. Algrim is the son of Shirley and Jack Algrim of Elburn. He is a 1998 graduate of St. Charles East High School in St. Charles. The couple resides in Sugar Grove.

Jenna Stewart and Sean Kozak, both of Washington, are engaged to be married in September in West Chicago. Stewart is the daughter of Phillip and Rhonda Stewart of Monroe, Wis. She is a 2005 graduate of Monroe High School in Monroe, Wis., and a 2009 graduate of Western Illinois University in Macomb, earning a degree in biology. She is a 2011 graduate of

GETTING AHEAD Below are promotions and accomplishments recently announced by area professionals. Additional announcements and headshots can be emailed to neighbors@kcchronicle.com. Questions can be directed to the Kane County Chronicle features editor at 630-845-5233. Jeffrey Nie has been promoted to Midwest regional sales manager of Advanced Disposal, an integrated environmental services company in Batavia. Nie will be responsible for the growth of revenue and the execution of sales and marketing programs for the sales and customer service teams. Jerry Needham, owner of Pro Energy Consultants of Geneva, completed all requirements to earn his certification as a home energy rating system rater. Needham can now score the energy efficiency of a new or existing home. These scores are necessary for a new home to be EnergyStar rated.

Bill Johnson, Marmion Academy’s director of campus ministry and a theology teacher, received the Pier Giorgio Frassati Achievement Award from the Catholic Diocese of Joliet. The award is in recognition for special achievement demonstrated through work in the field of youth ministry. Johnson resides in St. Charles. Wes Salmons, Advanced Disposal’s regional safety manager in Batavia, was selected as one of the 2013 Waste & Recycling News’ Rising Stars. Salmons was chosen from 70 nominations for the industry’s future leaders. Salmons is in charge of maintaining safety in four states and at more than 50 sites.

Rush University in Chicago, earning a medical science degree. She works as a medical laboratory scientist at Advocate Eureka Hospital in Eureka. Kozak is the son of John and Sandy Kozak of Elburn. He is a 2005 graduate of Kaneland High School in Kaneville and a 2009 graduate from Western Illinois University in Macomb. Kozak works for the city of Washington.

SUBMIT A MILESTONE Milestones are published Friday in the Neighbors section of the Kane County Chronicle. To submit a milestone, visit www.kcchronicle. com/forms/submit_news and select an announcement link. For assistance with submissions or for more information, contact Kane County Chronicle features editor Kara Silva at 630-845-5233 or ksilva@shawmedia. com.


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REVIEWS Jerry Kuyper side, and this trim runs from the A-pillars and back to a shelf behind the rear seat headrests leading to the rear window. It is quite an impressive display of leather, Other trim is metal alloy and gray poplar wood.

The Gran Coupe measures 192.8 inches in length, which is long for a coupe. This particular coupe, though, has to accommodate four doors, two bucket seats in front and two modified bucket seats in the rear, plus a 13-cubic-foot trunk. From tire bottom to rooftop, the 630i Gran Coupe measures 53.9 inches in height. That is low-slung and almost matches the 51 inches of BMW’s perfor-

mance midget coupe, the Z4. For an additional comparison purpose, the Z4 is 167 inches long and more resembles a real coupe as it does not have two rows of seats or a useful trunk (six cubic feet). The Gran Coupe functions as a sedan, although anyone sitting in the rear seats might complain about that functionality as it pertains to leg room. Legroom is tight but the

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Nappa leather, metal alloy and wood trim adorn interior of 650i Gran Coupe • ROAD Continued from page 27 The face has a prowling aspect to it, somewhat panther or cat-like in appearance, which gives the Gran Coupe the look of a Jaguar XJ sedan. This look is enhanced by a centered and relatively small kidney-shaped grille flanked by angular xenon headlamps and lower inset foglights. A lower air dam helps breezes flow into the engine compartment. Driver and passengers will hear nothing while accelerating from 0 to 60 miles per hour in less than six seconds. The supple engine is that quiet and the insulation that good. BMW factory engineers claim a time of 0 to 60 mph in 5.5 seconds. Take their word for it. For a 4,500-pound car to exert this much energy in a such a short amount of time is remarkable. On dry pavement, the car can come to a halt from

60 mph in a tested 117 feet. Anything less than 120 feet is way above average. A supple engine results in an almost dangerous acceleration. Without noticing, a driver can easily exceed highway speed limits as the powerplant gives no hint of its power. The tested 650i Gran Coupe’s powerplant was a 4.4-liter, double overhead cam, 445-horsepower twin turbocharged V8 engine mated to an eight-speed shiftable automatic transmission. Check the paddle shifters behind the power tilt and telescoping, leather-clad steering wheel. With the eight speeds, fuel economy should be enhanced and, perhaps, it is. During the test week with one person aboard in mostly suburban driving, the rear-wheeldrive Gran Coupe averaged 18.8 miles per gallon. The Environmental Protection Agency rates the car at 17 mpg city and 25 mpg highway. Premium unlead-

ed fuel is required for the 18.5-gallon tank. Runflat tires are wide 245s mounted on alloy 19inch wheels. To keep weight down, there is no spare tire. If trouble comes on the highway, BMW’s warranty coverage includes 24-hour roadside assistance. The warranty, limited and powertrain, is for four years or 50,000 miles. Free scheduled maintenance is provided during the warranty period. Amenities are abundant. There are memory settings for two for the audio system, steering wheel, exterior mirrors, climate control and position of front seats. A 500-watt, 12-speaker (two subwoofers) sound system includes high definition radio (AM, FM, satellite), voice activated telematics for navigation system (10.2-inch screen display), telephone (Bluetooth), real time traffic and assistance from a BMW contact. The sound system in-

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TODAY’S BIRTHDAYS William Shatner (1931), actor; James Patterson (1947), writer; Wolf Blitzer (1948), journalist; Andrew Lloyd Webber (1948), composer; Bob Costas (1952), sportscaster; Reese Witherspoon (1976), actress. – United Feature Syndicate

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HOROSCOPE By BERNICE BEDE OSOL Newspaper Enterprise Association TODAY – If you remove some obstacles in your path, substantial material growth can be achieved in the year ahead. It’ll be up to you, however, to keep trying your hardest and refusing to settle for second-best. ARIES (March 21-April 19) – As long as you don’t expect Rome to be built in a day, your chances for getting much of your work completed are excellent. In fact, what you do finish will be of superior quality. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) – Friends can ask favors of you that they dare not ask of others. They know you’re the kind of person who’ll help out in any way you can. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) – Your popularity is trending upward. Even those who have treated you shabbily in the past are likely to suddenly shower you with friendship. CANCER (June 21-July 22) – You should focus your attention and efforts on meaningful objectives. Some of your larger goals can be reached at this time, if you make the effort. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) – Regardless of what is going on in your life, maintain a philosophical outlook. By keeping your attitude positive, you’ll be able to get the best of any negative situation. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) – Some significant benefits might come your way, but they won’t be of your own making. Opportunities that seem tailor-made for your situation will drop right into your lap. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) – If you need to make a difficult decision, seek a friend who has previously offered you wise advice. This person holds the correct solution to your problem. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) – Adequate help will manifest for a difficult development that you thought you would have to manage on your own. Take advantage of it. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) – Being bold and enterprising could cause others to think that you’re taking huge, unwise risks. However, you’ll be aware of your limitations and will act accordingly. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) – The nearer you get to fulfilling your expectations, the luckier you’ll become. You merely need to be determined to get what you want. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) – Your best asset will be your ability to improve upon the ideas of others. Good or bad, you’ll be able to make your co-workers’ schemes better. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) – Conditions continue to look extremely impressive where your financial interests are concerned. Keep searching for new ways to add to your income. Lady Luck will help.

‘Admission’ more of a drama than comedy Although “Admission” is being sold – and sold hard – as a romantic comedy, the story is as much a drama as a comedy and it turns serious toward the end. You can’t blame the publicists for marketing “Admission” as a comedy. It features two of today’s top comic stars, Tina Fey, fresh off her triumphant final season of “30 Rock,” and Paul Rudd, a utility player so reliable he single-handedly almost made “This Is 40” bearable. “Admission” begins with a set of comic conventions in place. Fey’s character, Portia Nathan, is a highly organized admissions officer at Princeton University who believes her life is perfectly balanced, but we can tell she is one crisis away from a panic attack. Rudd’s character, John Pressman is a laid-back do-gooder who runs a developmental high school where every classroom looks like a summer camp’s arts and crafts lodge. John has a senior he believes deserves a place at Princeton despite a weak GPA and a brush with the law. John insists the boy, Jeremiah (Naked Brothers Band member Nat Wolff), is a genius and pesters Portia, an acquaintance from college, to travel to his school in New Hampshire to meet this prospect. A classic clash of opposites is established, tightly wound Fey vs. loosey-goosey Rudd. Several other standard comic elements are already in place. Portia’s current live-in boyfriend (Michael

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REVIEWS Jeffrey Westhoff Sheen) is a ponce of an English professor whose idea of pillow talk is to recite “The Canterbury Tales” in Old English. Also, the dean of admissions will retire at the end of the year, setting up a competition for the job between Portia and her rival, Corinne (Gloria Reuben), who could have a PhD in slinging insults disguised as compliments. The dean is played by reliable weirdo Wallace Shawn. This, along with the casting of Lily Tomlin as Fey’s mother, ought to solidify “Admission’s” status as a comedy. “Admission” does start out with a fair share of laughs, probably because the material was reshaped to fit Fey’s persona, and the laughs do continue after John drops a bombshell on Portia. Although she

doesn’t remember John well from college, a mutual friend spilled Portia’s biggest secret, that she became pregnant and gave her baby up for adoption. John believes Jeremiah is Portia’s child, and he has the birth certificate to back up his claim. Instead of becoming another comic complication, though, this revelation sends Portia tumbling into midlife crisis. Feelings of motherhood she had long suppressed burst forth, and she begins coaching Jeremiah (who doesn’t know she is his mother) on the admissions process, violating her code against getting emotionally involved with prospective students. Portia decides to blame all her problems on her mother, Susannah, an arch-feminist who wrote a bestselling manifesto in the 1970s. Susannah raised Portia to be so independent that she carries a spare Do Not Disturb sign in case her

motel room doesn’t have one. Susannah, who has a Bella Abzug tattoo on her shoulder, hasn’t softened her opinions. “It’s not healthy to need other people too much,” she tells Portia after the Sheen character leaves her. If the tone of “Admission” were heavier, I would interpret this as a rebuke of ’70s feminism. I don’t see it that way, but it wouldn’t surprise me if others do. A hesitant romance does blossom between Portia and John, but this story is secondary to Portia’s self-discovery. John is not as noble as he first seems. He travels the globe carrying out projects in Third World countries, even adopting an orphaned boy in Africa. Yet John refuses to put down roots, which his adoptive son (Travaris Spears) resents. John plans to move to Ecuador at the end of the term, apparently leaving his school in the lurch as he seems to be the only faculty member. “Admission” is directed by Paul Weitz, who proved adept at low-key seriocomic stories with “About a Boy.” This isn’t nearly as good, with the comic moments becoming forced at the midpoint, but once Weitz makes up his mind, “Admission” finds its voice as a drama in time to reach a satisfying conclusion. Although Fey doesn’t go through the same anguish Kristen Wiig did in “Bridesmaids,” her character makes mistakes and will face the consequences. The ending is as bitter as it is sweet.


DEAR ABBY Jeanne Phillips happens again, I’m out of here.” Then follow through. If that doesn’t discourage her unpleasant behavior, consider hiring a social worker or licensed caregiver to see her needs are attended to. That’s not abandonment; it’s self-defense. Dear Abby: I recently came out to my family as transgender (male to female). However, they still call me “gay.” I have told them repeatedly that “transgender” and “gay” are not the same, but they won’t listen. They accept and love me “as I am,” and I’m grateful for that. But I need them to accept me – the REAL me – as I am in my heart. I am biologically male and there are people in my life who don’t care about that; they care about me as a human being and

want to spend their lives with me. It hurts when my parents keep calling me “gay” and their “son.” Please help me, Abby. My heart is hurting. – Girl Needing Advice Dear Girl: Believe it or not, your parents may need as much or more help than you do. Although you have told them you are transgender, they do not appear to fully grasp that gender identity and sexual orientation are two different things. A terrific educational resource for them would be PFLAG. It’s an organization made up of parents, families, friends and straight allies united with gay, bisexual and transgender people. Part of their mission is education, and there are chapters in all 50 states. Contact them at www.pflag.org. Their literature will help your parents understand. • Write Dear Abby at www. dearabby.com.

No cure for crohn’s disease, but medicine relieves symptoms Dear Doctor K: My daughter has just been diagnosed with Crohn’s disease. What is it, and what is the treatment? Dear Reader: Crohn’s disease is an inflammatory bowel disease that causes abdominal pain, diarrhea, loss of appetite, joint pains, weight loss, weakness and fatigue. It’s caused by inflammation of the small (and sometimes the large) intestine. No one knows for sure what triggers Crohn’s disease. An infection with bacteria that live in the intestines may start the process by activating the immune system. The immune system stays active and creates inflammation. Usually, Crohn’s disease symptoms come and go. They may go away completely, and then return. For many of my patients with this disease, this on-again, off-again course of the disease is the most difficult thing to deal with. After a few relapses, people live every day wondering if the disease is going to return again. The inflammation of Crohn’s disease involves the inside lining and deeper layers of the intestine wall. The inside lining can thicken or wear away in spots. This creates ulcers, cracks and fissures – little tunnels that burrow through the wall of the intestine and sometimes spill infected material into the inside of the

ASK DOCTOR K Anthony L. Komaroff abdomen. Ulcers and inflammation can occur in all areas of the digestive tract, from the mouth to the rectum. (There’s an illustration on my website, AskDoctorK. com.) The eyes and joints may also be affected. There is no cure for Crohn’s disease, but medications can effectively improve symptoms. Most of the drugs work by preventing inflammation in the intestines. A group of drugs called aminosalicylates is usually the first treatment choice. These drugs suppress inflammation in the intestine and joints. They can be taken by mouth as pills, or by rectum as an enema. Certain antibiotics kill bacteria in irritated areas of the bowel and may decrease inflammation. In people who have diarrhea from the disease, antidiarrheal medications such as loperamide (Imodium) may be helpful. Other, more powerful anti-inflammatory drugs may be helpful. But they can suppress your immune system, increasing your risk of infections. They are not often used on a long-term basis.

The newest drugs approved for Crohn’s disease are called tumor necrosis factor (TNF) blockers. TNF is a substance made by immune system cells that causes inflammation. TNF blockers have very serious side effects. They are generally prescribed for moderate to severe Crohn’s disease that hasn’t responded to other therapies. Infliximab (Remicade) and adalimumab (Humira) are TNF inhibitors. Surgery to remove a section of the bowel is another possible treatment. It is usually reserved for severe cases. When I was in medical school, Crohn’s disease – and another inflammatory bowel disease called ulcerative colitis – were thought to be caused by psychological problems. Why was this? In my opinion, it’s because doctors were unable to figure out what caused it, so they assumed it must be psychological. Today, we know that certain genes are linked to the disease, and that the gut’s immune system is overactive. Crohn’s disease is not in a patient’s head; it’s in her digestive tract.

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

Dr. Wallace: I’m 20 and pregnant with our first child. Our daughter will be born in early June. I know that a pregnant woman shouldn’t smoke, use drugs or drink alcohol, but I’ve been told that it’s all right if the momto-be has an occasional glass of red wine. It’s supposed to be beneficial to both the baby and the mom. I hope this is true because I need a glass of wine once in a while just to unwind from all of my self-made pressures. I talked with my doctor and she said she would feel better if I didn’t consume any alcohol at all, but she said an “occasional” glass of wine shouldn’t cause any problems for the baby. Your thoughts, please. – Michelle, Lake Charles, La. Dear Michelle: I contacted five doctors at two local medical centers in Orange County, and all five said that a pregnant woman should not drink alcohol, period. Alcohol is alcohol. It doesn’t make any difference if it’s beer, whiskey or wine. All alcohol consumed by an expectant mother passes from her bloodstream to that of her unborn baby and therefore increases the risk that the baby will be born with fetal alcohol syndrome. Such babies are often underweight and could have various physical deformities. Why take that chance? I’m sure you can find other ways to unwind. Perhaps a glass of cranberry juice with a splash of sparkling water might become an excellent and healthy substitute. Dr. Wallace: I’m 16 and will soon be released from juvenile hall. I will have spent 14 days in the hall for

’TWEEN 12 & 20 Robert Wallace getting into a fistfight with my stepfather because of the way he was talking to my mother. I have to select where I want to live when I’m discharged. I can return home or move in with my grandparents. What do you think I should do? – Nameless, Dallas, Tex. Dear Nameless: Move in with your grandparents for the time being. This is a time when you can think about your future and how you will react if you do decide to return home. While you are with your grandparents, keep in close contact with your mother. Dr. Wallace: I want to go to the animal shelter to get a kitten, but my grandmother has told my mom that animals in the shelters are sickly and full of fleas. Is this true? – Sissy, Orange, Calif. Dear Sissy: Grandmothers are usually correct but not this time. Animal shelters throughout the U.S. and Canada are homes to stray and unwanted animals and provide superb care and lots of love to future family pets. Invite Grandmother to go with you and your parents to pick out your kitty. She’ll be pleasantly surprised and will immediately become a supporter of animal shelters. • Dr. Robert Wallace welcomes questions from readers. Although he is unable to reply to all of them individually, he will answer as many as possible in this column. E-mail him at rwallace@galesburg.net.

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Dear Abby: My 87-year-old mother is narcissistic, self-absorbed and extremely cruel. Her physician has consulted with my sister and me and verified these challenging traits. When she says something or acts out, she’ll say, “I am who I am, so don’t expect me to change.” How can my sister and I deal with the needs of an elderly parent who continues to verbally and emotionally mistreat us and others? My sister is beginning to react in a defensive, angry manner (rightfully so), and all I do is cry and feel guilty for wanting to get away from her. – Reached Wit’s End In Loma Linda, Calif. Dear Reached Wit’s End: Because your mother is behaving the way she always has, her unpleasantness can’t be blamed on old age. The next time she acts out and tells you, “I am who I am, so don’t expect me to change,” respond by saying: “That’s right. You are who you are, but I don’t have to subject myself to this. If it

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Groucho Marx said: “A child of 5 would understand this. Send someone to fetch a child of 5.” In bridge, it is a “rule” that if you bid a suit on the first round of the auction and partner does not raise your suit, then, if you rebid it in on the second round, you are indicating at least a six-card suit. You do your utmost not to rebid in a five-card suit. However, these days experts permit a rebid in a five-card suit by responder if opener reverses on round two. What is a reverse? Assuming the auction is uncontested, opener bids first one suit, then a second suit, and if responder wishes to give preference to opener’s first-bid suit, he must go to the three-level – three clubs in the given sequence. After a one-over-one response, a reverse shows a very strong hand; usually 18 to 20 highcard points (but perhaps a good 17). Here, when North rebid two hearts (with six good hearts, he would have jumped to three hearts); South continued with two no-trump to show his spade stoppers; and North raised to game. West led the spade queen. What did South do? Declarer had seven top tricks: two spades, four diamonds and one club. Realizing that he did not have time to play on clubs (the defenders would have taken at least two spades, one heart and two clubs), South went after two heart tricks. So, he played a heart to dummy’s 10. When West proved to have the jack, declarer took nine tricks.


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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SIXTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, KANE COUNTY, ILLINOIS

IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FIRST FEDERAL SAVINGS BANK FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN Plaintiff, ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACv. CORDANCE WITH SECTION 15GERARD A. GIUDICE, NICOLINA 1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGIUDICE, HERITAGE OAKS OWN- GAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. ER'S ASSOCIATION OF ST. CHARLES, UNKNOWN OWNERS For information, contact the AND NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS, Plaintiff's attorney: Peter Vucha, Defendants. ROESER & VUCHA, LLC, 920 Davis Road, Suite 100, Elgin, IL 60123, 12 CH 1414 847-888-1820. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE Peter Vucha PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given Roeser & Vucha, LLC that pursuant to a Judgment of 920 Davis Road Foreclosure entered in the above Suite 100 entitled cause on October 16, Elgin, IL 60123 2012, the Sheriff will on April 11, 847-888-1820 2013 at the hour of 1:00 p.m., in room 150, at the Kane County (Published in the Kane County Courthouse, 100 S. Third Street, Chronicle, March 8, 15 & 22, Geneva, Illinois, sell to the highest 2013.) bidder for cash, the following described mortgaged real estate: Commonly known as: 38W175 HENDRICKSON ROAD, ST. CHARLES, IL 60175 P.I.N. # 09-07-228-004

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If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other that a mortgagee shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605-9(g)(1) and (g)(4).

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Sale terms: 10% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the auction. The balance, in certified funds, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in "AS IS" condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee's attorney. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of sale. The property will NOT be open for

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prope y unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other that a mortgagee shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 Commonly known as: 38W175 ILCS 605-9(g)(1) and (g)(4). HENDRICKSON ROAD, ST. IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR CHARLES, IL 60175 (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION P.I.N. # 09-07-228-004 FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN Sale terms: 10% down of the ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN AChighest bid by certified funds at the CORDANCE WITH SECTION 15close of the auction. The balance, 1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTin certified funds, is due within GAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. twenty-four (24) hours. The subject property is subject to general For information, contact the real estate taxes, special assess- Plaintiff's attorney: Peter Vucha, ments, or special taxes levied ROESER & VUCHA, LLC, 920 Davis against said real estate and is of- Road, Suite 100, Elgin, IL 60123, fered for sale without any represen- 847-888-1820. tation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff Peter Vucha and in "AS IS" condition. The sale Roeser & Vucha, LLC is further subject to confirmation by 920 Davis Road Suite 100 the court. Elgin, IL 60123 If the sale is set aside for any rea- 847-888-1820 son, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the (Published in the Kane County deposit paid. The Purchaser shall Chronicle, March 8, 15 & 22, have no further recourse against 2013.) Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee's attorney. RANGE 8 EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, TOWNSHIP OF ST. CHARLES, IN KANE COUNTY, ILLINOIS.

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PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above entitled cause on October 16, 2012, the Sheriff will on April 11, 2013 at the hour of 1:00 p.m., in room 150, at the Kane County Courthouse, 100 S. Third Street, Geneva, Illinois, sell to the highest bidder for cash, the following described mortgaged real estate: LOT 19 IN HERITAGE OAKS SUBDIVISION, BEING A SUBDIVISION OF PART OF THE NORTHEAST QUARTER OF SECTION 7, TOWNSHIP 40 NORTH, RANGE 8 EAST AND THE WEST HALF OF THE NORTHWEST QUARTER OF SECTION 8, TOWNSHIP 40 NORTH, NGE 8 EAST OF

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Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, th has of the unit at th

g ogram (h the "Project") at which time and place the bids will be publicly opened and read aloud at 10:10 o'clock A.M. local time on Wednesday, April 10, 2013.

proj pr not be limited to, a financial statement, a list of equipment owned by Bidder, and a backlog of jobs under a Contract. The Project will be awarded once the qualified low Bidder furnishes satisfactory evidence that they have the ability, 2. This is a cash project. sufficient capital, facilities, and 3. The work for which bids are to plant to enable the Contractor to be received generally and briefly prosecute the work successfully and consists of the following: promptly, and to complete the work within the time specified in the Con- Crack Sealing several locations tract Documents. in the City of Batavia 7. The Contractor shall provide a 4. All work shall be in accor- written statement as part of the Bid dance with the specifications as set submittal of verifying their ability to forth in the Contract Documents, commence work on the project plans, and other State and Local within the time specified in the Contract Documents. regulations as applicable.

5. The proposal from the Contractor shall consist of the submission of the completed Contract Documents and supplemental addendums as received from the Owner. The bid shall be made on the BID PROPOSAL, BID SCHEDULE, BID CONDITIONS, AND BID FORM provided as part of these Bidding Documents and shall be accompanied by a bid guarantee in the form of a Certified or Cashier's check from a responsible PUBLIC NOTICE solvent bank or Bid Bond made payable to the City of Batavia in the INVITATION TO BID amount of five percent (5%) of the for the bid amount. The amount of the bid 2013 Crack Sealing Program guarantee shall be forfeited to the Owner if the Bidder neglects or re1. NOTICE is hereby given that fuses to enter into a Contract or to the City Council of the City of furnish performance security after Batavia, Illinois (hereinafter called the bid has been accepted. the "Owner") will receive sealed bids at the Batavia Public Works 6. The Owner reserves the right to Office, 200 North Raddant Road, require the low Bidder to file proof, Batavia, Illinois 60510-2292, until within seven (7) calendar days of 10:00 o'clock A.M. local time on the bid opening, of the Contractor's Wednesday, April 10, 2013 for the ability to finance and execute the construction of the 2013 Crack project. This proof shall include, but Sealing Program (hereinafter called not be limited to financial stat th "P je ") which tim and

8. The Owner intends to accept the lowest responsible bid and the Owner reserves the right to reject any and all bids, offers, or proposals submitted, or to advertise for new bids. The Owner reserves the right to defer the acceptance of any bid and the award of a Contract for a period not exceeding sixty (60) days after the date of opening the bids. The public bid opening date is 10:10 o'clock A.M. local time on Wednesday, April 10, 2013. 9. The successful Bidder to whom the Contract shall be awarded shall sign the Contract, furnish a Performance Bond, or Letter of Credit in amounts equal to one hundred ten percent (110%) of the Contract Amount and required Certificates of Insurance, within five (5) calendar days after the Contract has been awarded. Failure to do so shall make the Contract null and void. 10. Bidders are advised of the following requirements of this contr t: 1) Illinoi Pr aili Wa

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DISBURSEMENTS: 7. The Contractor shall provide a Purchase of Mental Health Serwritten statement as part of the Bid vices, Administration and Continsubmittal of verifying their ability to gency $330,000 commence work on the project within the time specified in the Con- TOTAL ANTICIPATED EXPENSES 11. Bid package (Instructions to tract Documents. $330,000 Bidders, Contract Documents, Plans, Specifications and Special 8. The Owner intends to accept BATAVIA TOWNSHIP COMMUNITY Provisions) for use by prospective the lowest responsible bid and the MENTAL HEALTH 708 BOARD Bidders and interested suppliers Owner reserves the right to reject Howard Katz, President may be obtained from the Batavia any and all bids, offers, or proposPublic Works Office, 200 North als submitted, or to advertise for (Published in the Kane County Raddant Road, Batavia, Illinois, new bids. The Owner reserves the Chronicle, March 22, 2013.) right to defer the acceptance of any 60510-2292. bid and the award of a Contract for PUBLIC NOTICE Dated this 22th day of March, a period not exceeding sixty (60) 2013. days after the date of opening the Tentative budget for the Townbids. The public bid opening date ship of Blackberry, County of Kane, City of Batavia is 10:15 o'clock A.M. local time on State of Illinois for INC Board, NFP Wednesday, April 10, 2013. for fiscal year 2013-2014 Scott Haines Street Superintendent 9. The successful Bidder to INCOME ANTICIPATED FROM whom the Contract shall be award- TAXES $49,018 (Published in the Kane County ed shall sign the Contract, furnish a Performance Bond, or Letter of DISBURSEMENTS: Chronicle, March, 22, 2013.) Credit in amounts equal to one Purchase of Mental Health Serhundred ten percent (110%) of the vices, Administration and ContinPUBLIC NOTICE Contract Amount and required Cer- gency $49,018 tificates of Insurance, within five (5) INVITATION TO BID calendar days after the Contract for the TOTAL ANTICIPATED EXPENSES has been awarded. Failure to do 2013 Pavement $49,018 so shall make the Contract null and Preservation Program void. BLACKBERRY TOWNSHIP COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH 708 BOARD 1. NOTICE is hereby given that 10. Bidders are advised of the Terry Lanthrum, President the City Council of the City of Batavia, Illinois (hereinafter called following requirements of this conthe "Owner") will receive sealed tract: 1) Illinois Prevailing Wage; (Published in the Kane County bids at the Public Works Office, 2) 5% Bid Security with submittal Chronicle, March 22, 2013.) 200 N. Raddant Rd., Batavia, Illi- of bid; 3) 110 Performance Securinois 60510-2292, until 10:00 o'- ty five calendar days after Contract PUBLIC NOTICE clock A.M. local time on Wednes- award; 4) applicable OSHA and day, April 10, 2013 for the con- EPA requirements. Tentative budget for the Townstruction of the 2013 Pavement ship of Kaneville, County of Kane, Preservation Program (hereinafter 11. Bid package (Instructions to State of Illinois for INC Board, NFP called the "Project") at which time Bidders, Contract Documents, for fiscal year 2013-2014 and place the bids will be publicly Plans, Specifications and Special opened and read aloud at 10:15 Provisions) for use by prospective INCOME ANTICIPATED FROM o'clock A.M. local time on Wednes- Bidders and interested suppliers TAXES $12,800 may be obtained from the Public day, April 10, 2013. Works Street Division Office, 200 North Raddant Road, Batavia, Illi- DISBURSEMENTS: 2. This is a cash project. Purchase of Mental Health Sernois, 60510-2292. vices, Administration and Contin3. The work for which bids are to gency $12,800 be received generally includes the Dated this 22th day of March, application of GSB 88 sealer binder 2013. TOTAL ANTICIPATED EXPENSES to various locations in the City of $12,800 City of Batavia Batavia. Scott Haines KANEVILLE TOWNSHIP COMMUN4. All work shall be in accorITY MENTAL HEALTH 708 BOARD Street Superintendent dance with the specifications as set Kathleen E. Hooey, President forth in the Contract Documents, plans and other State and Local (Published in the Kane County (Published in the Kane County Chronicle, March, 22, 2013.) regulations as applicable. Chronicle, March 22, 2013.) 5. The proposal from the Contractor shall consist of the submission of the completed Contract Documents and supplemental addendums as received from the Owner. The bid shall be made on the BID PROPOSAL, BID SCHEDULE, BID CONDITIONS, AND BID FORM provided as part of these Bidding Documents and shall be accompanied by a bid guarantee in the form of a Certified or Cashier's check from a responsible solvent bank or Bid Bond made payable to the City of Batavia in the amount of five percent (5%) of the bid amount. The amount of the bid guarantee shall be forfeited to the Owner if the Bidder neglects or refuses to enter into a Contract or to furnish performance security after the bid has been accepted. 6. The Owner reserves the right to require the low Bidder to file proof, within seven (7) calendar days of the bid opening, of the Contractor's ability to finance and execute the project. This proof shall include, but not be limited to, a financial statement, a list of equipment owned by Bidder, and a backlog of jobs under a Contract. 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ge ugar hearing will be held on Tuesday /s/ John A. Cunningham April 2, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. in the Kane County Clerk Board Room of the Municipal Center, 10 S. Municipal Drive, Sugar Grove, Illinois 60554. A copy of (Published in the Kane County the proposed Budget is available Chronicle, March 8, 15 & 22, for review in the Treasurers Office 2013.) during regular business hours, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday PUBLIC NOTICE through Friday. Written and oral comments will be accepted. ASSUMED NAME PUBLICATION NOTICE Brent Eichelberger Budget Officer Public Notice is hereby given that on March 21, 2013 a certifi(Published in the Kane County cate was filed in the office of the Chronicle, March 22, 2013.) County Clerk of Kane County, Illinois, setting forth the names and PUBLIC NOTICE addresses of all persons owning, conducting and transacting the Tentative budget for the Town- business known as CULTURAL ship of Virgil, County of Kane, State CONNECTION located at 41W271 of Illinois for INC Board, NFP for fis- Prairie View Lane, Campton Hills, cal year 2012-2013 IL 60119.

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DISBURSEMENTS: Purchase of Mental Health Services, Administration and Contingency $16,222 TOTAL ANTICIPATED EXPENSES $16,222 VIRGIL TOWNSHIP COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH 708 BOARD Rita M. Campbell, President

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Public Notice is hereby given /s/ John A. Cunningham that on March 13, 2013 a certifiKane County Clerk cate was filed in the office of the County Clerk of Kane County, Illi(Published in the Kane County nois, setting forth the names and Chronicle, March 22, 29 & April 5, addresses of all persons owning, conducting and transacting the 2013.) business known as SIMPLY DESSERTS located at 1429 PatterPUBLIC NOTICE son Avenue, North Aurora, IL 60542. ASSUMED NAME PUBLICATION NOTICE Dated: March 13, 2013.

Public Notice is hereby given /s/ John A. Cunningham (Published in the Kane County that on March 13, 2013 a certifiKane County Clerk Chronicle, March 22, 2013.) cate was filed in the office of the County Clerk of Kane County, Illi- (Published in the Kane County nois, setting forth the names and Chronicle, March 15, 22 & 29, addresses of all persons owning, www.HuskieWire.com conducting and transacting the 2013.) business known as J.A.S. LAWN All NIU Sports... All The Time SERVICE located at 128 Elm Ave, PUBLIC NOTICE North Aurora, IL 60542. PUBLIC NOTICE ASSUMED NAME Dated: March 13, 2013. ASSUMED NAME PUBLICATION NOTICE PUBLICATION NOTICE /s/ John A. Cunningham Public Notice is hereby given Kane County Clerk that on February 28, 2013 a certifiPublic Notice is hereby given cate was filed in the office of the that on March 6, 2013 a certificate was filed in the office of the County (Published in the Kane County County Clerk of Kane County, IlliClerk of Kane County, Illinois, set- Chronicle, March 15, 22 & 29, nois, setting forth the names and ting forth the names and addresses 2013.) addresses of all persons owning, of all persons owning, conducting conducting and transacting the PUBLIC NOTICE and transacting the business business known as UNCLE DUFF known as CREDIT REPAIR ENTERAND DAVE'S LAWN SERVICE loASSUMED NAME PRISE located at 14 N Riverside cated at 215 Hill Avenue, North Ave, St. Charles, IL 60174. Aurora, IL 60542. PUBLICATION NOTICE Dated: March 6, 2013.

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