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So, where was that aerial shot taken? I fielded a couple of calls this week from readers who wanted to know what area of Kane County appeared in the cover photo for Thursday’s newspaper. The aerial photo – taken by reporter Jonathan Bilyk from a Zeppelin – was of Geneva and included Geneva Middle School North, Geneva Middle School South and Peck Lake. Kane County Chronicle photo editor Sandy Bressner posted the image on our Facebook page – www.facebook. com/kanecountychronicle – with details about the landmarks shown in the photo.

EDITOR’S NOTEBOOK Kathy Gresey The image ran with part one of the Chronicle’s threepart series on open space, which concludes today. ••• Last weekend, I had the honor of being a participant in the Literacy Volunteers Fox Valley Trivia Bee at the Q Center in St. Charles. The Kane County Chronicle had two teams at the annual bee, which this year was themed “Trivia Bee The

Musical!” I participated in the trivia bee last year and was pumped to attend this year. Literacy Volunteers Fox Valley does such an amazing job putting the bee together, and this year was no exception. Bob Gerard and Julia Curry sang some top-notch musical numbers as part of the event. And Milo Ellis made some special guest appearances singing, as well. About $20,000 was generated from the trivia bee fundraiser, said Peg Coker, executive director of Literacy Volunteers Fox Valley. The organization strives to

help people in the area learn literacy skills so that they can function more effectively in U.S. society. Those who are interested in learning about Literacy Volunteers can visit www. lvfv.org. The organization will start its next tutor training session at 6:30 p.m. April 15 at the St. Charles Public Library, 1 S. Sixth Ave., St. Charles. Details can be found on the group’s website.

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8LOCAL BRIEFS Adaptive yoga workshop set at Shine in Batavia BATAVIA – An adaptive yoga workshop is set from 2 to 4 p.m. May 18 at Shine, 5 N. River St., Batavia. Ryan McGraw leads students with disabilities and other health concerns toward an understanding of the therapeutic benefits of the yoga practice. As a person with cerebral palsy, he understands from a personal perspective how to adapt the practice of yoga to meet the unique needs of each body. Advance registration is required. The cost is $25. For information, email you@justshine.com.

Fortner, Oberweis to host Senior Citizens Fair WEST CHICAGO – State Rep. Mike Fortner and State Sen. Jim Oberweis will host a Senior Citizens Fair from 10 a.m. to noon Thursday at the American Legion Hall Post 300 at 123 Main St. in West Chicago. This year’s fair has vendors, including free blood pressure screenings, door prizes and free refreshments. Admission is free. Free refreshments also are available. Senior citizens and their loved ones are encouraged to attend.

Route 38 down to one lane east of Elm Road in Geneva GENEVA – Route 38, east of

Elm Road (which is east of Kirk Road) continuing east past Kautz Road, is to be reduced to one lane of traffic in each direction to allow for construction of an overpass. The eastbound lanes will be completely closed, and the westbound lanes will be used to provide one lane of eastbound traffic and one lane of westbound traffic. The Illinois Department of Transportation advises that this road closure will be for an extended period of time, likely approximately one year. This likely will cause significant traffic delays through this area. It is recommended that motorists use alternative routes of travel to avoid this area. Recommended alternative routing, if traveling west on Route 38, would be to take Route 38, turn left on Fabyan Parkway then turn right on Kirk Road. If traveling east on Route 38, take Kirk Road south to Fabyan Parkway, turn left onto Fabyan Parkway to Route 38.

Geneva church flower sale to benefit Kids Alive GENEVA – United Methodist Church of Geneva, 211 Hamilton St., Geneva, will have a flower sale to benefit Kids Alive from 4 to 7 p.m. May 10 and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 11. Costs vary. Visit www.kidsalive.org for informa-

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BATAVIA – An event, “Go with the Flow,” is set from 7:30 to 9 p.m. May 17 at Shine, 5 N. River St., Batavia. Created by yogi, beatboxer and guitarist Ben Rivet and vinyasa yoga teacher Tori Reynolds, Go with the Flow is a yoga and music collaboration. Advance registration is recommended. The cost is $25 in advance and $30 at the door. For information, email you@

GENEVA – Nicki Elson will return to Gibby’s Wine Bar & Market at 7 p.m. April 18 for a book signing of her new release, “Divine Temptations.” The bar will feature a special menu for the evening. Reservations are not required. Gibby’s is at 1772 S. Randall Road, Geneva. For information, call 630-208-6424 or visit www.gibbys-wine.com.

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Where did you grow up? Batavia Pets? A cat named Ace Who would play you in the movie of your life? I would play myself. First job? Baby-sitting As a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up? A teacher, and I teach special ed at Hoover-Wood School in Batavia. A movie or book you’d recommend? “The Boondock Saints” is the movie, and “The Hunger Games” by Suzanne Collins is the book Favorite charity? Food for the Poor Hobbies? Running, reading, taking care of my houseplants, anything outside Favorite local restaurant? Daddio’s Diner in Batavia What is an interesting factoid about yourself? I met Jimmy Buffet. He’s my hero because he’s so carefree.

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‘Wild Baby Shower’ set for April 7 in Elburn WHAT: The Fox Valley Wildlife Center will have a “Wild Baby Shower” event. There will be games, crafts, music, a toy sale, a bake sale and baby farm animals. WHEN: 4 p.m April 7 WHERE: 45W061 Route 38, Elburn, inside the Elburn Forest Preserve INFO: The wildlife center asks participants to bring an item from its wish list, which can be found at www.foxvalleywildlife.org.

Earth Day party April 20 at Peck Farm Park WHAT: A free Earth Day celebration is set and the event will feature a green market provided by local merchants, rain barrels for sale, a bicycle tune-up shop and rodeo, free paper shredding, electronic recycling and more. Antonio’s Pizza and soda will be available for sale.

WHEN: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 20 WHERE: Peck Farm Park, 4038 Kaneville Road, Geneva INFO: For information, contact Jay Womack at jwomack@wrdenvironmental.com.

Hands Around the Courthouse event set WHAT: CASA Kane County will host its ninth annual Hands Around the Courthouse event, to bring awareness to the plight of abused and neglected children. WHEN: noon April 11 WHERE: Kane County Courthouse at 100 S. Third St., Geneva.

Wonders of Science Show at Fermilab WHAT: A Wonders of Science Show is set. The show is a fast-paced demonstration of scientific concepts, geared toward children. Presented by a group of high

school teachers, the show aims to make science fun and accessible. The cost is $4 per person. WHEN: 1 p.m. April 14 WHERE: Ramsey Auditorium in Wilson Hall at Fermilab, which is at Kirk Road and Pine Street, Batavia INFO: Visit http://ed.fnal.gov/events/wos.

Audubon to meet April 10 at Hickory Knolls WHAT: Kane County Audubon will meet for a live presentation, “Raptors of Illinois,” featuring personal encounters with raptors, hawks, owls and falcons, as well as a question-and-answer period. Families are invited. WHEN: 7 p.m. April 10 WHERE: Hickory Knolls Discovery Center, 3795 Campton Hills Road, St. Charles INFO: Call Bob Andrini at 630584-8386.

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Eight seek election to school board By ASHLEY RHODEBECK

provide quality education, Vyzral, 51, said he has no major issues he would want to address in his second term. He, as well as Gaffney, applauded the district for extending Superintendent Don Schlomann’s contract for another four years. “That’s huge,” Vyzral said about having consistency in the district’s leadership. Schlomann has said this will be his last contract with the district. Leidig said the next superintendent should come from within the community instead of an out-oftowner who wouldn’t know the community’s history and concerns. Muzzey, who has 30 years of experience in leadership and dealing with governmental affairs in the United States and Europe, said she has been dissatisfied with the direction the schools have taken in the past decade, adding children aren’t ready for college or well enough educated to enter the workforce.

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arhodebeck@shawmedia.com ST. CHARLES – The St. Charles School District 303 board, which had no contested races in 2011, now has eight people running for four seats. The incumbents are Steve Spurling, Jim Gaffney (not pictured), Mike Vyzral and Corinne Pierog. Challengers are Jim Conro, Nancy Muzzey, Rick Leidig (not pictured) and Edward McNally. The election for the fouryear terms is April 9. This two-for-every-seat race contrasts the spring 2011 election, which was noted in a lawsuit several families filed against the school district about the reconfiguration of Davis and Richmond elementary schools. They alleged District 303 was in violation of due process by withholding details of the plan until February and that knowledge of the proposal could have prompted more people to run for school board in April. McNally, a science teacher at Proviso West High School, was disappointed by the way the decision to merge the schools was reached, citing a lack of transparency and insufficient time to research the proposal. That situation prompted him to run for

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school board, he said. “As I watched that process, I just kind of realized we need more transparency in the way the information is disseminated,” said McNally, 50. “I want to make sure we have transparency.” Leidig, a 43-year-old father of five, wants the district to be more forthcoming with parents about changes to school boundaries, a topic bound to be addressed as enrollment declines, he said. As a board member, he said, he will keep an open mind and listen to everyone. “If I personally feel that it’s not the best thing for our community, I will not vote just to make a unanimous vote,” Leidig said.

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.

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Gaffney, 65, said it might have been better to spend more time on the Rich mond-Davis decision, but he believes the end result would have been the same. “We made a good decision as far as I’m concerned,” he said. Gaffney, who has been on the board about 10 years, said he has enjoyed the work and still has something to add as a businessman. He, Vyzral and Spurling

said getting air conditioning in the schools was one of the biggest accomplishments in the last year. Going forward, Gaffney and Vyzral said, the school board will have to address aging middle and elementary schools. Board president Spurling, 47, said his first years on the board involved playing catchup on issues while the past two years have been about moving the district forward. “We’re doing some good things. I’d like to keep that going for one more term,” Spurling said, listing the declining enrollment and how it relates to building use as issues to address. Other than continuing to

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Candidates debate business friendliness Some argue relationships with establishments are strained; other says perception is false By ERIC SCHELKOPF eschelkopf@shawmedia.com BATAVIA – Whether the city needs to be more friendly to businesses is an issue in the race that features 6th Ward Alderman Robert Liva and challengers Nick Cerone and Ron Rechenmacher. Liva has been on the Batavia City Council for eight years. “The perception out there is that Batavia is not a business-friendly community,” Cerone said. He used as an example the Walgreens redevelopment plans, which have been going through the city review process for more than a year. Walgreens wants to move its 12,650 square foot store at 138 W. Wilson St. in the Batavia Plaza into a 15,000 square foot building with a drive-thru just east of East China Inn. The store’s plans have elicited debate because it would be set back about 70 feet from Wilson Street. The city’s zoning code requires a front building setback to be 10 feet or less.

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“I don’t think we can just go to Walgreens and say, ‘Take it or leave it,’ ‘’ Cerone said. “We need to work with them and get a solution that works well for both of us. I certainly wouldn’t want to lose them as one of the largest tax-producing businesses downtown.” Cerone also said he wants to see a more vibrant downtown. “Nobody likes to drive downtown and see empty stores,” he

said. Cerone’s campaign manager, Kimberly Keating, is on the board of directors for the Batavia Chamber of Commerce. Batavia Cham-

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

ber Executive Director Roger Breisch said the chamber doesn’t endorse candidates. Cerone said his interests are in “representing all of my ward, not just one person or a small group.” “I think it is extremely important that the City Council has a positive, working relationship with the Batavia Chamber, as well as Batavia MainStreet,” Cerone said. “That is one of the major issues of this election.” Liva disagreed that Batavia is anti-business. “Is that truly the way the Batavia Chamber of Commerce feels?” Liva asked. “Is that the way Batavia MainStreet feels? I feel that is a slap in the face to both orga-

nizations as well as the City Council. I think that is just an attempt to stir things up.” Liva also said downtown Batavia is on the upswing. “Vacancy in downtown Batavia was at 18 percent in 2006,” he said. “At the beginning of 2013, it’s 9 percent. So we’ve cut that vacancy rate in half. If you are unfriendly to business, how do you do that?” In order to accommodate Walgreens’ plans, Liva noted that a four-foot pipe going from Depot Pond through the city-owned parking lot would need to be moved, potentially at a cost of up to $1 million. “I cannot in my mind ask the taxpayers to spend $1 million to move a pipe that is functioning just fine for a development that does not meet the standards that the city has set,” Liva said. He believes the city-owned property at Washington and Wilson streets in downtown Batavia, where the former First Baptist church currently sits, would be a better location for Walgreens’ new store.

Rechenmacher said he is worried about the tax burden on residents. “Even though the economy is on a rise, there are still people suffering out there,” he said. “We shouldn’t just assume that everything can go with the consumer price index, or we can increase taxes at the same rate that the cost of living is increasing.” He also said the Walgreens redevelopment project should move forward. “The people think Walgreens is an anchor, and they definitely want to keep Walgreens downtown. That’s kind of like the bottom line,” Rechenmacher said. He believes that three people are running for the 6th Ward seat because “City Hall has become somewhat disconnected from the residents.” “They think they are making information freely available, and the population is saying they aren’t getting the information,” Rechenmacher said. “You have to be active instead of passive with some important information.”

fundraising. For information, visit www.acsDetermiNation. org/Illinois or call 312-279-7243.

will be taken, and a continental breakfast will be served. For information, call 630-879-3444 or visit www.bethanybatavia. org.

8LOCAL BRIEFS Senior stroll set at Duerr Forest Preserve in Elgin SOUTH ELGIN – The Kane County Forest Preserve District has a senior stroll set for 10 a.m. to noon May 2 at Jon J. Duerr Forest Preserve, 35W003 Route 31, South Elgin. Attendees will learn about the natural and cultural history of the area. The event is free, and registration is not required. For information or to view the full roster of spring nature programs, visit www.kaneforest.com.

Food, wine pairing event set at Gibby’s in Geneva GENEVA – An event, “Grapes & Gals” – a food and wine pairing event, is set from 6 to 8 p.m. April 16 at Gibby’s Wine Bar and Market, 1772 S. Randall

Road, suite 220, Geneva. Reservations can be made through Waubonsee Community College at 630-466-7900. Three courses will be served, each with a wine selected to enhance the culinary experience. Discussion of each wine will be presented. The class includes two $5 coupons to be applied to a minimum purchase.

Running Outfitters to hold information session GENEVA – An information session on the DetermiNation program is set for 6:30 p.m. April 10 at Geneva Running Outfitters, 221 W State St., Geneva. RSVP at acsdetermination.org/illinoisinfosession. DetermiNation participants can meet the personal challenge of

endurance events such as an 8-kilometer, 10-mile, half-marathon or marathon events with access to free professional training, a community of support and inspiration. American Cancer Society DetermiNation athletes help raise much-needed dollars to fund free services for those fighting cancer, discovery of new treatments and ultimately, cures. These benefits include free team training to help achieve race goals, mentors for fundraising success and inspiration, invitations to social events, race-weekend VIP amenities (including preand post-race food/beverage, gear check, support along the course), an exclusive DetermiNation racing singlet and a personal website to aid with

Church plans ‘Navigating Life Transitions’ in Batavia BATAVIA – Navigating Life Transitions is a program set from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. April 13 at Bethany Lutheran Church, which is at the corner of Wilson and Lincoln streets, Batavia. Being an elder/parent caregiver is a new role for which no one can rehearse. Becoming a parent to an aging parent presents challenges. Preparing for your own aging and making sure things are in place for your children is another stage of life. All this and more will be discussed at the program. A donation of $5

Batavia church to hold identity theft workshop BATAVIA – An identity theft workshop is set from 9 to 10 a.m. April 20 at Bethany Lutheran Church, which is at the corner of Wilson and Lincoln streets, Batavia. The event is sponsored by Thrivent Financial. Also, there will be a truck for shredding papers from 9 a.m. to noon. Coffee and doughnuts will be served. This is a free event. For information, call 630-8793444 or visit www.bethanybatavia.org.

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8LOCAL BRIEFS The Forest Preserve District of Kane County is offering a monthly program series for adults looking to meet others interested in nature topics and activities. These free programs will each focus on a topic or theme. “In Search of Skunk Cabbage” is from 9:30 to 11 a.m. April 20 at Big Rock Forest Preserve, which is at 46W524 Jericho Road, Big Rock. “Spring Amphibians and Reptiles” meets from 6:45 to 9 p.m. May 9 at Creek Bend Nature Center within LeRoy Oakes Forest Preserve, 37W370 Dean St., St. Charles. A nature walk and picnic is set from 9:30 to

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All-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner set in Batavia BATAVIA – The Batavia Kiwanis’ 26th annual all-you-can-eat youth fundraiser spaghetti dinner is set from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. April 18 at Riverview Banquets, 1117 N. Washington Ave. (Route 25), Batavia. The cost is $8 for adults and $4 for those ages 6 to 11. It is free for those younger than 6. Carryout is available.

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• D-303 Continued from page 4 She wants a stronger academic curriculum and would support eliminating programs that do not meet the district’s high standards, the 54-yearold said. “We need to focus on what we’re testing our children on,” Muzzey said. Pierog, 61, said there’s always room for improvement and that the district needs to ensure various programs – such as early childhood education and the science, technology and math offerings – continue to grow. Meanwhile, she said, the district needs to be aware of what state lawmakers are deciding regarding pension reform, program funding and cuts in transportation.

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Candidates discuss testing, program growth, college prep “We have to be very aware of what is happening right now in Springfield to make sure the resources are there, that our budget is prudently managed because it’s finite,” Pierog said. Conro – a 64-year-old retired teacher with education in school finances, curriculum and school and community relations – wants the district’s students to be college and career ready upon graduation. But his main interest is the safety of students and staff, he said. Conro, who attended the mental health summit meeting this month, said mental health needs to be addressed. “To me, the psychology approach seems to be the best approach to work on,” he said, pointing out security measures, such as locked-door policies, haven’t stopped shootings at other schools.

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8LOCAL BRIEFS Fox Valley Court watch offering training sessions ST. CHARLES – Fox Valley Court Watch is offering a training session on May 1 for anyone interested in volunteering in Kendall and Kane counties. Training for both counties is being held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the St. Charles Police Building Training Room, Door 4, 211 N. Riverside St., St Charles. The Fox Valley Court Watch Program monitors the judicial process in domestic violence courts in Kane and Kendall Counties Judicial Centers. Volunteers must be 18 years old, have an email address, daily email access, and commit to a minimum of a half-day session on a weekday a month for at

least six months. To register for training, visit www.foxvalleycourtwatch.org. Fox Valley Court Watch hosts monthly meetings at the Batavia Public Library at 9:30 a.m. on the fourth Wednesday of each month.

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‘Movement & Music for the Soul’ set for April 19 BATAVIA – An event, “Movement & Music for the Soul,” is set from 7 to 8:30 p.m. April 19 at Shine, 5 N. River St., Batavia.

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DOROTHY L. REINERT Born: Aug. 17, 1929; in Elkhart, Ind. Died: March 24, 2013 ELGIN – Dorothy L. Reinert, 83, of Elgin, formerly of St. Charles, passed away Sunday, March 24, 2013. She was born Aug. 17, 1929, in Elkhart, Ind., the daughter of Rex Arthur and Elizabeth Grace (Jennings) Godden. She was a member of St. Thomas More Catholic Church in Elgin. Survivors include her children, John (Jane) Reinert Jr. of Houston, Texas, Tom Reinert of Phoenix, Ariz., Jane Reinert of Streamwood, Joann (Bruce) Martens of Elgin, Charles (Teresa) Reinert of Sinking Spring, Pa.; 13 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, John “Jack”

Reinert Sr., in 1981; and a sister. A memorial Mass will be at 3 p.m. Saturday, April 13, at St. Thomas More Catholic Church in Elgin. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in her name to the Apostolic Christian Resthaven, 2750 W. Highland Ave., Elgin, IL 60124. For information, call 847-741-8800 or visit www. lairdfamilyfuneralservices.com. Please sign the guest book at www.legacy.com/kcchronicle.

VIRGINIA LOUISE ASHLEY WIRTH Born: Nov. 22, 1921; in Joliet Died: March 21, 2013 BONITA SPRINGS, Fla. – Virginia Louise Ashley Wirth, 91, of Bonita Springs, Fla., died Thursday, March 21, 2013. Formerly of Geneva, she had been a Bonita Springs resident since 1998. She was born Nov.

22, 1921, in Joliet, the daughter of Mildred (née Barlow) and Edgar Chapman Ashley Jr. Mrs. Wirth is survived by her loving daughters, Dorothy Lee Wirth Foland and Dr. Barbara Wirth (Nick) Sirotin, both of Naples, Fla.; her brother, Edgar Chapman (Joan) Ashley III of Hot Springs Village, Ark.; five cherished grandchildren, Laura Dougherty, Richard Jay (Belinda) Foland, Jeffrey (Clarice) Foland, Justin (Alicia Bell) Sirotin and Nicole (Joshua Herron) Sirotin; 11 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Rudolph Frank “Rudy” Wirth, in 2008. Services, private for the family, were March 29. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial contributions be made to animal welfare. For information, contact Shikany’s Bonita Funeral Home in Bonita Springs, Fla., at 239-992-4982. Please sign the guest book at www.legacy.com/kcchronicle.

Monsignor remembered City eyes full-time development position for compassion, leadership BATAVIA

By ASHLEY RHODEBECK By ERIC SCHELKOPF eschelkopf@shawmedia.com BATAVIA – Officials are considering making the city’s economic development position a full-time post. The Batavia City Council on Monday will consider implementing a full-time economic development coordinator. Meredith Hannah had been the city’s economic development analyst since July 2008, but Hannah left the parttime post in February. Assistant City Administrator Jason Bajor said making the position full-time would help the city. “The primary focus of the position would revolve around business retention and expansion, as well as marketing and attraction,” Bajor said in a memo to aldermen. The position would pay between $55,000 to $77,000 a year. He said staff had con-

ducted a review of comparable positions within the employment market. “Estimating a starting salary at the midpoint ($65,000) and with additional benefits, the total cost for the position is projected to be about $94,000,” Bajor said. Hannah earned about $36,000 a year in the part-time role. Staff has budgeted 25 percent of the cost of the position to be supported by the downtown’s tax increment financing districts.

arhodebeck@shawmedia.com A Catholic clergyman who spent 18 years at St. John Neumann Parish in St. Charles died March 23 after a battle with brain cancer, according to the Rockford Diocese. Monsignor Robert Hoffman was 77. Ordained in 1962, Hoffman joined St. John Neumann Parish in July 1989 after assignments that took him to such places as Spring Grove, Dundee, Aurora and DeKalb, according to the diocese.

He was named a prelate of honor by Pope John Paul II on June 24, 1998, according to the diocese. He retired about nine years later, in June 2007. The Rev. John Rodgers of the Congregational United Church of Christ in Campton Hills knew Hoffman through a monthly clergy breakfast group. They talked about religious and community issues and shared a love of the Colorado mountains, he said. Like other clergymen, Rodgers said, Hoffman would be recognized when he was out

in public. “He was an outgoing person, always compassionate with people,” Rodgers said. In a Rockford Diocese 2009 to 2010 publication that asked priests what they learned from their fellow priests, some noted lessons from Hoffman. “Monsignor Bob Hoffman modeled for me how to lead others with great courage and compassion,” said the Rev. Robert Jones of St. Katharine Drexel Parish in Sugar Grove in the publication.

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GENEVA – Richard R. Birch, 86, of Geneva, passed away Wednesday, March 27, 2013, at Delnor Hospital in Geneva. He was born March 25, 1927, in Geneva, the son of James and Dagmar “Dollie” (nee Kling) Birch. He was united in marriage to Carol Baltzar on Jan. 20, 1973 in Geneva. He graduated from Geneva High School with the Class of 1945, excelling in football and track. Richard was drafted July 5, 1945, and proudly served in the United States Army. After his service, he attended the Chicago Academy of Applied Art. He worked for more than 36 years as a lithographer, designing labels for Diamond International and Jefferson Smurfitt Corporation. Richard was a lifelong member of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Geneva. He

was proud of his children and grandchildren and greatly enjoyed the time he spent with them. He is survived by his beloved wife, Carol; his children, Gary Birch of Quincy, Greg Birch, Christopher (Diane) Birch of Elburn, Rebecca (Phil) Kassinger of Sugar Grove, and Guy Birch of Wasco; 15 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. In addition to his parents, Richard was preceded in death by his daughter, Sheila Lukowsky; his brother, Jack Birch; and his sisterin-law, Joanne Birch. A memorial visitation will be from 9 to 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 2, at Moss Family Funeral Home, 209 S. Batavia Ave. (Route 31) in Batavia, where a memorial service will follow the visitation at the funeral home at 11 a.m. The Rev. Dr. Mark Tusken will officiate. Interment will be private. Memorials may be directed to a charity of the donor’s choice. For information, call Moss Family Funeral Home in Batavia

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By BRENDA SCHORY bschory@shawmedia.com GENEVA – An alert tenant who called police about a possible car break-in led to the arrest of a suspect, according to police reports. Tyler J. Winans, 24, of the 100 block of Syril Drive, Geneva, was charged March 20, with felony burglary and unlawful possession of a vehicle title, registration and license plates and attempted criminal trespass to vehicle, a misdemeanor. According to police reports,

a tenant in an apartment building in the 300 block of Brittany Court saw a man go to her neighbor’s car and try the side door. When it did not open, he then walked to her car. From her apartment, she clicked the remote to make sure it was locked. Tyler Winans The suspect, later identified as Winans, walked away to a black Jeep nearby that was running. He got in and drove

away. In the meantime, the tenant called police and gave a description of the suspect and the car he was driving. Police found Winans with the black Jeep, and numerous pieces of identification on its front seat, according to police reports. The felony charges carry penalties of one to three years in prison and three to seven years in prison and fines of up to $25,000 on each. The misdemeanor charge has a penalty of up to a year in jail and a fine of up to $2,500. Winans’ next court date is Thursday.

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Hill’s Country Store to sell cupcakes for project KANEVILLE – Hill’s Country Store, “the Purple Store,” will participate in The Great Purple Cupcake Project For Epilepsy. The store will sell purple-frosted cupcakes for $1. The campaign runs until today at the store, 2S133 Harter Road, Kaneville. The cupcakes will be made by Alexa Hill. Fifty percent

of proceeds will go to the Anita Kaufmann Foundation – www. akfus.org. For information, call 630-557-2228.

Geneva Garden Club offering scholarships GENEVA – The Geneva Garden Club is offering a $2,000 scholarship to a qualified student who is a resident of Geneva and who is planning continued education in horticulture, landscaping, environmental sustainability or a closely related field. The application and informational flyer are available at www.genevagardenclub.com/scholarship. The application deadline is Monday. For information, visit genevagardenclub.com/scholarship. – Kane County Chronicle

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Last Saturday, hundreds of wee ones descended on Pottawatomie Park in St. Charles with a singular goal in mind: Find as many brightly colored, ovoidshaped objects as possible, split them open and collect the sweet treats inside. Meanwhile, across the river, a lone naturalist foraged about the dried grasses and moist soil of Ferson Creek Fen on a similarly focused mission: Find as many maroon, onion-shaped objects as possible and take pictures, then savor the sweet sight and pungent smell of our area’s earliest-blooming wildflower. Alas, while the kiddos made out like little bunny-actuated bandits, the naturalist went home with nothing to show for her efforts – skunked again by skunk cabbage. For the past few weeks, I’ve had this early spring flower on my mind. Historically, the Symplocarpus foetidus in Kane County has reared its lovely head, or spathe, in late February or early March. But because of

would be poking through the surface soon. If you’re familiar with the plant and its habits, you probably can picture what I’m talking about. But if you’ve never seen skunk cabbage in bloom, you may need a little further explanation, lest you envision leaves and petals and riots of color. The skunk cabbage flowers actually are hidden inside a leathery hood – that spathe I mentioned earlier. It’s that structure which pops up first. Once it’s securely above ground, the spadix, a fleshy club of tissue inside, begins to bear tiny yellowish, bisexual flowers – none of which have petals. The female flower parts – the pistils – bloom first, followed by the pollen-producing male parts, or stamens. This sequence fulfills two roles. It deters the plant from self-pollinating, and it gives the pistils a chance to receive pollen from earlier-blooming and more vigorous neighbors, thus strengthening the species. Such order is impressive, but many folks feel skunk cabbage’s real claim to fame lies in its ability to create

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CHANGING LANDSCAPES

Finding a balance Development has caused officials to decide which spaces to preserve By NICOLE WESKERNA nweskerna@shawmedia.com The Kenyon family hasn’t sold a lot of land. But in 1996, selling 70 acres of land at Kenyon and North Barry roads in South Elgin to the Kane County Forest Preserve District seemed like the right thing to do, partly because the parcel contained wetlands. “It’s a good way of keeping the land land, not houses and asphalt,” said Kane County Board member Mike Kenyon, R-South Elgin. “It’s something that will be there for generations to come. If it got sold to a developer, we’d be looking at houses.” Development pressure during the past 15 years has caused county and municipal officials to look closely at what types of open space they want to preserve – and how to keep that land thriving.

Careful planning Open space encompasses a variety of land, including forest preserves, farmland, retention ponds, bike trails, parks and athletic fields. In Kane County, officials have made it a priority to maintain open space as development has increased. There were more than 183,000 housing units in the county in 2011, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, up from 139,000 in 2000. And although development has been stagnant in recent years, county officials predict about 94,000 new households by 2040. The population of the Chicago metropolitan region, which includes Kane County, grew 4.1 percent from 1970 to 1990, according to the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning. During that same time period, land devoted to residential use increased 46 percent. From 1990 to 2010, the metropolitan area’s population grew by 15.5 percent, according to CMAP, and residential land use grew “at an equally unsus-

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Volunteers help March 23 with cleanup and removal of two mulberry trees, which are considered invasive and not native to Bliss Woods Forest Preserve in Sugar Grove. tainable pace.” Jim Eby, director of planning and development for the Batavia Park District, said that’s why preserving open space is important. Fifty to 60 percent of the county is comprised of open space, and a county plan that outlines the future quality of life for residents commits to keeping 50 percent of the land with that designation. “With open space, it’s always important to balance that urban development and the sprawl that was happening

so heavily in the ’80s, ’90s and 2000s,” Eby said. Developers’ views on the importance of open space aren’t much different. Dave Patzelt, president of ShoDeen, wrote in an email that developers believe open space is a “critical ingredient” of any development plan. Developers consider many aspects when it comes to open space, he wrote, including location, views, possible amenities and age. An older age group, for

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The Kane County Chronicle is taking a closer look at the changing open space landscape in Kane County. This is part three of a three-part series. THURSDAY • A look at the definition and history of open space in Kane County. FRIDAY • A look at the importance of open

space and the strong support of open space referendums. TODAY • A look at the balance between preservation and development, and the importance of volunteers.

On the Web To view a video of a volunteer workday at Fabyan East Forest Preserve, visit this story at www.kcchronicle.com.


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Volunteers help March 23 with cleanup and removal of two mulberry trees, which are considered invasive and not native to Bliss Woods Forest Preserve in Sugar Grove. land uses,” Miller said. Now that the county has bought land to preserve – it’s gone from having 4,500 acres of forest preserves in 1999 to almost 20,000 acres today – the next step is connecting the pieces of land so species can easily move from one preserve to another. County officials are in the process of mapping out areas of possible connectivity. “This patchwork – creating little islands of open space – is a step in the right direction,” said Pam Otto, manager of nature programs and interpretive services at the Hickory Knolls Discovery Center in St. Charles. “Having those open spaces as connected as possible will maximize the habitat

that would be available there.”

Volunteer presence The Kane County Forest Preserve District relies on about 500 volunteers in a variety of areas, including environmental education and cleaning up wooded areas. And more always are welcome, Volunteer Coordinator Robb Cleave said. There are more than 60 parcels of land, and only about 15 have an active volunteer presence. The district has only about 70 employees, responsible for managing nearly 20,000 acres of land. Last year, volunteers gave almost 10,000 hours of time to the forest preserve district.

John Hoscheit, president of the Kane County Forest Preserve District Board, said one economic study showed volunteers add $200,000 to $250,000 in value to the district annually because they’ve helped the district operate efficiently. “[Since 1999], we’ve grown by three or four times, roughly, but personnel has remained essentially the same,” he said. “We’ve been able to operate it efficiently. That’s where the volunteers come in.” Batavia resident Pat Hirschtick volunteered for the first time in late March at one of the restoration work days scheduled at forest preserves throughout the county. She said she’s “big into conservation” and enjoys fishing the Fox River. “I use the outdoors a lot. That’s my playground,” she said. “I’d like everyone to be able to appreciate it.” Volunteers are critical for removing invasive species not native to the area. Mary Ochsenschlager, retired from the St. Charles Park District as assistant superintendent of

For the future Kenyon said it breaks his heart to see unpreserved land where once-towering oak trees have been felled. Preserving land now can maintain it for future generations. “It’s for ... the young people behind us,” he said. “It helps the quality of life, and trees are good for ecology. It can’t all be shopping malls.” Neal Anderson, who served as Campton Township supervisor from 2001 to 2009, said that township also saw the importance of having active open space. “We wanted to save something forever,” he said. “Our 1,500-plus acres, that will be open forever. It’s something we can leave behind – a positive legacy we can leave behind for our children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.”

Scientists have just begun investigating skunk cabbage’s precise heat regulation • OTTO Continued from page 13 an oasis of 70-degree warmth inside the spathe. This cozy microclimate, like the flowering sequence, is multifunctional. It helps the flowers to grow, even when ambient temperatures are at freezing or below, and it attracts the all-important pollinators – flies and beetles that, in addition

to the skunklike smell of the flower, appreciate a sheltered spot in which to warm up on a chilly spring day. While scientists have long recognized skunk cabbage’s thermogenic properties, only recently have they begun to investigate just how precise the heat regulation is. Experiments measuring the temperature of the spadix found it fluctuated just 6.3 degrees, even when temperatures around it

changed dramatically. Such reactions to temperature change seem to indicate that skunk cabbage possesses the means for temperature sensation and subsequent heat production. Fascinating stuff indeed. Speaking of temperature, this weekend’s weather forecast calls for daytime highs in the 50s – warm enough to get outside and grab, if not an Easter egg or two, at least

some fresh air. If your plans also include a visit to a local natural area, consider a stop at Ferson Creek Fen (on the east side of Route 31, just south of Crane Road). The skunk cabbage there is easiest to see from the westernmost overlook along the gravel path known as Ice House Road. Although 50 degrees isn’t freezing, it’s not super-warm either; make sure you’re dressed properly so your body

doesn’t have to do all the thermoregulating on its own. Stroll the paths and boardwalk, and take some time to smell the ... skunk cabbage.

• Pam Otto is the manager of nature programs and interpretive services at the Hickory Knolls Discovery Center, a facility of the St. Charles Park District. She can be reached at 630-513-4346 or potto@stcparks. org.

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example, might enjoy a golf course, while a 5-year-old would prefer a playground. Geneva’s Mill Creek community is an example of a place where the quality of open space outweighs the quantity, Patzelt wrote. Some parks are on just three-fourths of an acre, but provide a popular place for children to play and for parents to socialize, he noted. Walking paths, tennis courts, athletic fields and natural habitats are nearby, too. Patzelt added that open space gives people choices about how they want to spend their time. “Bigger is not always better,” he wrote. “Just like making good food, it is the balance of ingredients, not the quantity.” Planning development around existing open space has become a cornerstone for Kane County government’s long-term development plan, which goes through 2040. Karen Miller, executive planner with the Kane County Development Department, said developers are required to provide information about a site on which they want to build, such as identifying wetlands. By comparing that information with a land-use map, county planners can work with developers to preserve land. “We have a legacy in Kane County of understanding the importance of open space and creating a balance between

• The Kane County Forest Preserve District actively manages about 500 volunteers. • Last year, alone, volunteers logged 10,000 hours of work. • The monetary value of volunteers totals $200,000 to $250,000 annually.

natural areas and interpretive services, said one or two invasive species will “take off” and consume room, making it difficult for other plants to grow. Cleave said volunteers usually work to remove garlic mustard, an invasive weed, along with brush. If those types of weeds are removed, ephemeral flowers can grow during the spring. Geneva resident Dave Peterson said he has been volunteering at Fabyan East Forest Preserve about four months, helping to clear brush. He often uses the forest preserves to go hiking or biking, or to take a walk and look at wildlife. “I get so much benefit from the forest preserve, it’s nice to give back a little bit,” he said.

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dered clothing, $700 for a catered lunch for fellow highway commissioners and $539 for 20 printed invitations to the lunch. Abts has appealed to the Illinois Attorney Generalâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Office, as he has waited five weeks on one of the requests. The back-and-forth between Abts, Wissing and the highway districtâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s attorney, Ken Shepro, resulted in Shepro replacing Sheri McMurray as interim FOIA officer. In a March 20 letter dismissing McMurray, Wissing alleged that McMurray was â&#x20AC;&#x153;unnecessarily, unjustifiably and deliberately confrontational and insubordinate.â&#x20AC;? McMurray did not return a voice mail message seeking comment. Abts has appealed to the Illinois Attorney Generalâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Office on one of the Freedom of Information Act requests. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I asked for all incoming and outgoing emails,â&#x20AC;? Abts said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I just received incoming, no outgoing emails.â&#x20AC;? In a March 8 letter to Abts, McMurray responded to his records request, saying, â&#x20AC;&#x153;I have

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no access to those documents, which are in the sole possession and control of Township Highway Commissioner Wissing. I have requested copies of the same from [the] Township Highway Commissioner. No copies of â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;sentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; emails have been provided.â&#x20AC;? Wissing said he does not send emails from his township account and never has logged into it. Wissing said he uses a personal email account for his business, but he sends a copy to his township account so there is a record on the townshipâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s server when emails pertain to township business. Wissing said he would get the â&#x20AC;&#x153;sentâ&#x20AC;? emails to fulfill Abtsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; open records request. Also pending is a request for four years of Wissingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s cellphone records. Shepro said AT&Tâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s records go back one year, and they are waiting for the provider to send the list of numbers called. Abts said Wissingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s spending is not in the taxpayersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; best interest. Wissing said the laptop is the type used in police cars and plow trucks, where the hard drive will not

be damaged when itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s jostled around. Most of the embroidered clothing, Wissing said, was for him while doing highway work. â&#x20AC;&#x153;When I was elected, I needed some clothes,â&#x20AC;? Wissing said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m working with asphalt, going out in the middle of the night.â&#x20AC;? But not all of it was for his use. According to information received from Abtsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; FOIA requests, Wissing ordered 24 hats with the township logo on them in December 2009. Wissing said he gave a hat to each trustee, the supervisor and the sheriff, and kept the rest. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I go through about two hats a year,â&#x20AC;? Wissing said. Other items were given out to guests who came to the groundbreaking ceremony at the Wenmoth bridge, he said. As to the $700 luncheon catered by the Little Owl on March 17, 2011, Wissing said that was a seminar on new federal regulations for street signs. All the other highway commissioners came, but so did officials from Kane County and the state transportation department.

Wissing said the luncheon was hosted by his department because it was his turn. Each highway department, he said, takes a turn hosting seminars. An invoice shows 50 fried chicken dinners were catered. What was uneaten was donated to a local shelter, he said. Wissing conceded that perhaps he should not have spent $539 on 20 invitations to the seminar, especially after he already sent email invitations. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Maybe I spent too much,â&#x20AC;? Wissing said. Abts said he was running for highway commissioner because he had heard that Wissing was lobbying township trustees to make it a full-time job. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s trying to grow government,â&#x20AC;? Abts said. Wissing said the highway commissionerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s job already is a full-time job. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m not elected as a parttime guy; itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 24/7,â&#x20AC;? Wissing said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I took the trustees around to show what my responsibilities are. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s already a full-time job. It had nothing to do with lobbying or politicking.â&#x20AC;?

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Obscenities and other non-roadwork statements appeared on electronic road signs north of St. Charles this week along Route 25 after an unauthorized third party tampered with them, officials said. Various government agencies – including the St. Charles Police Department, the Wayne Police Department and the Illinois Department of Transportation – heard about the inappropriate messages, which an IDOT spokesman described as unfortunate. The signs were put up by a subcontractor of Magellan Midstream Partners for routine maintenance procedures on its pipeline system

near Route 25 and Army Trail Road, Magellan spokesman Bruce Heine said in an email. He said traffic was reduced to one lane for the work. “In compliance with Illinois DOT regulations, road signs were installed in the area by a subcontractor,” Heine wrote. “After the maintenance was complete and the signs were moved away from the highway, an unauthorized third party tampered with the signs.” Officials with the Wayne and St. Charles police departments said the unauthorized messages included obscenities and promoted the group seemingly behind it. Heine said the subcontractor has removed the signs from the area.

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Oh, the glory of open space Visiting a space where nature is king can bring such joy to the heart. Today, the Kane County Chronicle wraps up its three-day series on local open space. The series looked at the history of open space, its importance and how it can be balanced with development. What is clear is that Kane County residents truly appreciate forest preserves, parks and other types of open space – made evident, among other measures, by the passage of four Kane County Forest Preserve District referendums since 1999. To be sure, many advantages come with designating specific parcels of land as open space. Land free of heavy development draws those who want to enjoy the outdoors. It attracts men, women and children who want to hike, bike, fish and explore. Open space is an outlet for fun and relaxation; it’s a way to get away from the hustle and bustle of the daily grind. In addition, open space advocates note that protected pieces of land can actually save taxpayers money in the long term. In our threeday series, John Hoscheit, president of the Kane County Forest Preserve District Board, explained that – unlike open space – developing a subdivision often demands that a new school be built and that homeowners pay a permanent tax increase to fund it. On the other hand, he said, a successful forest preserve district referendum leads to a temporary tax increase that lasts about 15 to 20 years. “The incremental cost per household is 10 percent of what it would cost to pay for new schools, which is a permanent increase,” Hoscheit said. Other important benefits of designating land as open space include flood control, wind buffering and carbon dioxide absorption. And, perhaps most importantly – without protection – the genuine beauty of natural formations, such as the Oak-Hickory woodlands at Culver Forest Preserve in Sugar Grove or the array of wildflowers at Hickory Knolls Natural Area in St. Charles, might be lost to future generations. Kane County is a spectacular area in which to live, work and play, thanks in large part to the amazing natural areas and open spaces that many have worked to preserve. Those who haven’t taken the time lately to enjoy the outdoors should do themselves that favor. Spring is calling, and open space – in all its glory – awaits.

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR In support of a candidate To the Editor: I am writing in support of Pat Graceffa for a six-year trustee position on the Sugar Grove Public Library Board of Trustees. For most people reading this letter, Pat Graceffa will need no introduction – or endorsement. She is the past president and the longtime driving force behind our Sugar Grove Library Friends group, a group that has provided tens of thousands of dollars of assistance to our library in recent years. Other than the library director, and perhaps a few longtime members of the library’s board of trustees, no one has attended as many library board meetings over the past decade as Pat. She truly loves our library and has continually worked to make it the best it can be. Pat’s volunteer work in Sugar Editorial board

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Grove extends well beyond her longtime, unusually active involvement with the library. She devotes much time to making our Corn Boil festival and our farmers market successful. She is the unofficial Sugar Grove “Town Crier,” periodically sending her email community news blast to hundreds of folks who are interested in hearing what is going on in our wonderful community. Much of the news in her email blast promotes library events and information. In recognition of Pat’s remarkable contributions to our Sugar Grove community, she was named the Sugar Grove Citizen of the Year in 2006 – an extremely well-deserved honor. Although I am writing this letter strictly as a private citizen, for the past several years I have had the honor of serving as a library trustee, and consequently I have been able

to observe Pat Graceffa’s contributions to our library from that perspective as well. I have made the statement many times that there is no one on this planet that is more qualified for, or deserving of, a position on the Sugar Grove Public Library Board of Trustees than Pat Graceffa. Due to an unfortunate turn of events, you will not find Pat Graceffa’s name listed on the ballot for the six-year trustee term. You will have to vote for her as a writein candidate. I urge all of my friends, neighbors and fellow residents of the Sugar Grove Public Library District to vote for Pat Graceffa for six-year trustee. For information about Pat Graceffa and her write-in candidacy, please visit her website at www.patgraceffa.info. Bill Durrenberger Sugar Grove

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8SOUND OFF We, the Mooseheart track teams, would like to publicly thank the Geneva Running Outfitters for the donation of track shoes to our boys and girls teams. It was a very nice gesture on their part to supply the new running shoes from their vast inventories of shoes, clothes and other products they have at their store. Thanks again to the Geneva Running Outfitters.

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Some thank yous hope I didn’t kill any little buggins’ inside. Thanks for covering not only the sports beautifully, but you also cover fine arts events, music events. It’s fair coverage and entertaining. You do a great job.

A good vote for fairness I’ve decided to vote for Ray Rogina for mayor of St. Charles. I think he will be a good mayor. Since he was a union organizer for the teachers union for a long time, he will be more understanding of the needs of the employees in the city when our contracts come up for renewal. A vote for him will be a good vote for fairness for city employees.

Arch of triumph The City Council of Batavia will approve an arch of tri-

umph over the streetscape project on North River Street. Will the Loyalty Day parade now change course from East Wilson to North Washington, to ... State to North River so all the City Council members and the parade floats and groups go under the arch of triumph before the parade continues to the VFW? This is another waste of taxpayer money for the egos of Batavia’s mayor and the City Council.

Good Friday I was very disturbed to see a notice in the Chronicle this week that indicated that the Kane County building would be closed the Friday before Easter because it is the “spring holiday.” Folks, the Friday before Easter is called Good Friday, and it’s called that because

Try pulling this stunt I’ve read where Karen McConnaughay is against the proposed legislation banning the use of hand-held cellphones while driving on the basis that people are capable of making responsible decisions. Excuse me, Karen, but the explicit reason for the ban is that there are a large and growing number of people out there who are not capable of responsible decisions. Anyone with a shred of common sense is aware that it is not safe to drive with one hand on the steering wheel and the other occupied elsewhere while involved in a conversation for an extended period of time. For those of you who feel otherwise, try pulling this stunt while taking a test for your drivers license renewal.

Term limits on everything If you’d like to know what’s wrong with Batavia, look at

the Thursday, March 28, Kane County Chronicle. In it, you have individuals running for re-election: a mayor of 30 years, an alderman of 32 years, the day before, an alderman of 18 years. There should be term limits put on everything. These individuals have been in way too long, and it seems as though once they set their mind to something, they are unwilling to negotiate on any part. Another point of interest is the bump-outs that are going to be put up on Wilson Street. A major merchant in downtown Batavia expressed concern and objection over them, and what are they going to do? Put them in on a trial basis and see how they work? Another example is the Walgreens, which has been going on in a large debate for more than a year. It is inconceivable how a city can try and spar with a major retailer over the fact that there is an ordinance for a 10-foot variance and they want a 70-foot variance. It seems to me that Batavia wants to be progressive, but we have too many people making decisions for the few and not the masses. Also, the arch in excess of $90,000 that they have approved to put up. What a waste of money. Certainly there could be other things done with $90,000 other than an arch at River and Wilson.

8LOCAL BRIEFS Gibby’s to entertain with Random Acts of Jazz GENEVA – Random Acts of Jazz will be the entertainment for a Fridays@5 event from 6 to 8 p.m. April 26 at Gibby’s Wine Bar & Market, 1772 S. Randall Road, Suite 220, Geneva. For information, visit www. gibbys-wine.com or call 630208-6424.

The Salvation Army to offer sports physicals ST. CHARLES – Sports physicals and immunizations will be offered at The Salvation Army, 1710 S. Seventh Ave., from 4 to

7 p.m. April 16. Open to all and free with Medicaid, $25 without, $5 per immunization. Call Kid Care Medical at 630-5995480 for an appointment.

Steel Beam Theatre to hold auditions for musical ST. CHARLES – Steel Beam Theatre, in downtown St. Charles, announces auditions for the musical, “Krazy Kamp,” from 5 to 9 p.m. May 13 and 14 at the theater, 111 W. Main St., St. Charles. For this summer production, children ages 8 to 17 are invited to audition for director Kim Maslo. Bring a photo

to the audition. Beginners are welcome, but those who have theatre experience should bring a resume or a list of acting, singing, and dance experience. Online advance registration is required to receive an audition appointment. Visit www.steelbeamtheatre.com and go to the audition page to submit the brief online registration form. If you cannot attend the audition but are interested in consideration, denote that in the notes section of the registration or contact Kim Maslo at 847-287-8180 or kimmaslo@ steelbeamtheatre.com before

May 10.

D-302 seeks members for advisory committees MAPLE PARK – Kaneland School District 302 seeks to add members to its Citizens’ Advisory Committee, Finance Advisory Committee and the Kaneland Foundation. The mission of the CAC is to improve Kaneland schools by advising the administration and board of education regarding educational and other issues facing the district. The mission of the FAC is to improve the education of the children, youth and adults

of the district by monitoring financial issues and trends facing the district and advising the board of education regarding them. The Kaneland Foundation is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to support academic excellence through innovation. If interested in learning more about membership on the CAC, FAC or the Kaneland Foundation, contact Beth Sterkel for an application at the Kaneland District office at 630-365-5111, ext. 109, or beth.sterkel@ kaneland.org.

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I would like to say thank you to the Kane County Chronicle. I would like to say thank you to the lady who told about seeing three deer crossing Tyler Road. Yeah, that should be in the paper. That made my day. I had a big smile on my face. I want to thank the lady who works so hard being charitable, working at Lazarus House and the kids with the school breakfast. If everybody was like her, there would be so much less hunger in the world. She is doing the work of three people. Some of these crabby people who call in and complain about everything, maybe if they got out and helped people, they would feel better about it. I want to thank Pam Otto for entertaining me. I will never look at a goldenrod gall the same way again. I’m sorry I crushed the ones I smashed, but they are hard. I

that is the day that Jesus died for our sins. It is not a “spring holiday.” Why does the liberal government continue to try to remove religion from our lives? And by the way, when you see a rabbit hopping around on Sunday, it is not a spring rabbit, it is Easter Sunday. Please recognize it for what it is, and quit trying to take religion out of our lives. Frankly, we could use more religion in more people’s lives.

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The Batavia baseball team improves to 3-0 on the season after the Bulldogs defeated Naperville North in starting pitcher Emilio Tenuta’s first varsity start. PAGE 25

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Kaneland pole vaulter Alex Markuson practices at the school Wednesday morning. Markuson set a personal best of 10-3 in the pole vault last spring.

Soccer Insider The Geneva girls soccer team will conclude its St. Louis-area road trip today when it face O’Fallon. The Vikings then faces St. Charles East before playing three tourney games on East’s ield. That and more in this week’s edition. PAGE 30

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Mike Bianchina, Geneva, Sr. The Vikings have rallied around this distance standout, who broke his leg during state series competition last season and recovered in time to compete in the cross country postseason.

Allison Chmelik, St. Charles East, So. Sprint and triple jump standout looks to do her share of damage alongside her twin sister, Elizabeth, who was part of 3A title-winning 4x400 at Prep Top Times.

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Victoria Clinton, Kaneland, So. Clinton elected to join the program after not competing in track last season. She’s the defending Class 2A cross country champion, adding depth to an already sound distance lineup.

Brandon Bishop, Kaneland, Jr. Part of Kaneland’s state medal-winning relays in the 2A 4x100-meter and 4x200 last season, Bishop and the Knights are primed to deliver a fifth straight sectional crown.

Hannah Davison, Geneva, So. A 3A state qualifier in the triple jump last spring, Davison will look to get up to speed quickly after batting hip issues during the indoor season.

Brandon Cottier, Kaneland, Sr. With Bishop, Dylan Nauert and recent graduate Sean Carter, Cottier was one of four Kaneland multiple state medalists last spring.

Taylor Knauf, Aurora Christian, Sr. Knauf enters outdoor season in good spirits after clearing 12 feet to win the pole vault title at the 1A Prep Top Times finals. One of a handful of veterans for defending Suburban Christian Conference champs.

Nate Dyer, Kaneland, Jr. Emerging football talent finished third at sectionals in the shot put and discus, qualifying for state in both events. Development should help Knights’ push to climb into top 10 in 2A team race.

Kaylee Raucci, St. Charles North, Sr. Raucci is coming off a strong junior season in which she won the UEC indoor triple jump title before securing a 3A state berth in the event.

Johnathan Harrell, Aurora Christian, Jr. Usual anchor of Eagles’ 4x400 suffered a fall at school shortly before 1A state meet last season and had to watch as the Eagles teamed to win a title in Charleston. Marquise Jenkins, Batavia, Sr. Winona State (Minn.) football recruit cultivated his defensive line speed during track in past springs. Now he’s eager to put on some sprinting shows for the road. Zach Kirby, St. Charles North, Sr. North Central College-bound sprinter turned in a strong start in indoors, finishing third in 3A as part of North’s 4x400 relay and in the individual 400 at Prep Top Times. Grant Loess, St. Charles North, Sr. North expects big things from Loess in the sprints as well as the long jump and triple jump as the team aims for conference and state series success. Kyle McNeil, Geneva, Sr. Defending Upstate Eight Conference River Division champ in the discus and shot put earned a berth to the 3A state meet in the discus as a junior. Danny Newman, St. Charles East, Sr. Saints will rely on Newman and a number of his classmates as new leaders. He has the chops after running with East’s sixth-place, 3A 4x400 team last spring. Matt O’Connor, Burlington Central, Jr. One of several returnees from last season’s standout group of relays, O’Connor is the lone athlete back from the Rockets’ 4x800 state champion in 2A. Jake Ruddy, Marmion, Sr. Cadets coach Dan Thorpe is optimistic the returning 3A long jump state qualifier will be back for sectionals after he broke both arms during a recent fall playing basketball.

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Kaneland pole vaulter Alex Markuson laughs with his teammates during practice Wednesday morning.

KANELAND BOYS TRACK AND FIELD

Refusing to lower bar Cerebral palsy not stopping Knights’ Markuson By KEVIN DRULEY kdruley@shawmedia.com

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APLE PARK – Alex Markuson begins his pole vault approaches 20 to 25 feet closer than his Kaneland boys track and field teammates. Sure, Markuson exudes eagerness, but he also takes fewer steps out of necessity. There’s little other alternative for a pole vaulter with cerebral palsy. Markuson’s calves, hamstrings and glutes tightened as his condition developed at birth. He walks with a limp, often on his toes, and can admittedly lumber down the runway at times. When he propels himself in the air, that hardly matters. A pole vault coach with three decades’ experience says he finds more thrill in watching Markuson clear 10 feet than elite vaulters going 16plus. Former longtime Sterling coach Max Gaumer thinks Markuson is courageous for even attempting to excel in a sport filled with daredevils. Markuson thinks he’s grabbing his pole

for another run. “My strides are really short, and I’m really just not flexible,” Markuson said, “but I learn to work with what I’ve got, you know.” Apart from an unquestioned commitment, Markuson’s biggest benefit is arguably his upper body strength. Knights pole vault coach Andy Drendel smirks when he says it looks like Markuson is wearing football pads all the time, or that “he’s got the biggest traps I’ve ever seen in my entire life.” Older brother Logan, a former Kaneland state champion hurdler who now vaults and hurdles at Minnesota, remembers that attribute from the early days. He gladly observed its updated version while on spring break last week, stopping by practice to see his brother win another handstand contest or wow the gym with his prowess in the rope pulley drill. Pole vaulting runs deep in the Markuson makeup.

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Jordan Shead, St. Charles East, Jr. Returning double state-medalist in 3A honed technique in offseason, deciding not to play basketball after finishing seventh in the 400 and as part of the fifth-place 4x400. Skylar Schoen, Batavia, Sr. Grand Valley State recruit shined during indoors, clearing a personal best 11-6 in the pole vault to set a new girls fieldhouse record when Batavia hosted UEC meet. Torree Scull, St. Charles East, So. Saints distance standout is coming off another strong cross country season, in which she finished 31st in 3A in 17:20. Won UEC indoor title in 800 earlier this month. Britney Williams, St. Charles East, Sr. Reigning Chronicle Girls Track Athlete of the Year looks to add more individual medals at 3A state meet after helping 4x400 relay in ’12. She anchored the winning 4x4 at Prep Top Times earlier this month. Kayla Wolf, Burlington Central, Sr. Half a mile, whole effort. The 800 specialist was seventh in 2A last season and is riding momentum in the event after winning it for the second straight spring at Prep Top Times. Sydney Zaragoza, Rosary, Jr. Also an emerging girls basketball player, Zaragoza returns from the Royals’ 4x200 state qualifier along with Megan Conlin and Molly Stefanski. Lauren Zick, Kaneland, Jr. Also deciding not to play basketball this season, Zick kept a diligent winter weight room regimen. She took second in the 2A long jump at Prep Top Times and is a tough sprinter.


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Kaneland pole vaulter Alex Markuson (right) and teammate Brayden Miller wait to take their turn during practice Wednesday. That sentiment reflects a teenager’s yearning for independence because the Knights never focus on Markuson’s disability when they look at him. He certainly makes himself visible. Sidelined by hamstring injuries for much of his freshman and sophomore seasons, Markuson still awoke early for Saturday road invitationals, happy to offer encouragement while filming or helping catch wayward poles. “You come back, walk down the line, he says, ‘Hey, this is what you can do better. This is what you did good, you know,’ ” said senior Kory Harner, a two-time returning state qualifier. “He knows a lot about pole vaulting. He’s been around it for a long time.” Working with his mother, Melanie, a physical therapist, has helped Markuson build his lower body flexibility through the years. He cleared 7-3 at the end of his freshman year, medaled at the frosh-soph Northern Illinois Big 12 meet the following spring and set his PR near the end of last season. Schools use their top two vaulters at varsity meets, and

Markuson is in the middle of the Knights’ depth chart, competing behind a group including Harner, Dylan Kuipers and JR Vest. Charting Markuson’s exploits remains a key part of the team fabric, however, even though he represents the JV during meets. Markuson plans to study mechanical engineering at Wisconsin-Platteville and could ponder walking on to the track team if his vault progresses the way he wants. Each Knights vaulter aims to add at least one foot to his standard from the previous season, and Markuson already eclipsed 10 feet during indoors. Most afternoons, Drendel has to convince Markuson there’ll be other workouts as he signals the last few attempts before the end of practice. Markuson possesses an innate focus, a stubbornness to prove others wrong. In pole vaulting, he’s found a sport that allows him to fix his glance for as long as he wants – or at least until coaches kick him out of the gym or outdoor pit. “It’s you versus the bar. It’s not you versus somebody else who’s quicker than you or can

shoot a basketball better than you,” Drendel said. “It’s just how much guts you’ve got and how big your heart is, and his is pretty big.” Last season, Gaumer told Drendel he had never seen anything like Markuson in more than 30 years in track. Burlington Central pole vault coach Dave Burner hasn’t been around that long, but still derives inspiration, saying, “It just humbles me that he’s out there tearing it up with everyone else.”

Told of these plaudits, Markuson flashes a meek grin. “I never really thought about it, but I guess it’s pretty unique when you put it like that,” he said. “There’s probably not too many in my situation doing what I do.” There rarely has been reason for Markuson to dwell on it, though. Like everyone around him, he’s working with what he’s got. That’s life, and Markuson is itching to clear its every last bar.

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Before his sons competed, Jay Markuson held the Batavia record of 14-6 from 1977 until recent graduate Brandon Clabough eclipsed the standard last spring. Vaulting in college, like Jay (Western Illinois), has provided Logan Markuson with plenty of perspective about other approaches to the event. Upon further review, he still thinks his brother is incredibly unique. “A lot of times in high school, they’ll find a kid who’s fast and who’s fearless and they’ll say, ‘Hey, grip the top of this pole and see how high it gets you,’ ” Logan Markuson said. “But kids like Alex who are maybe a little slower down the runway, they’d be slower on the runway, but then their upper body would take over and their form and technique would get him the height.” Analyzing pole vault physics and maneuvers excites Alex Markuson, who initially aspired to do only that one summer morning as an incoming Kaneland Middle School sixth-grader. He was content to tag along with Logan and sit on the sidelines for the beginning of Kaneland’s annual pole vaulting camp – a springboard for a program that’s advanced at least one vaulter to the state meet for 30 successive seasons – when Drendel approached. Then a Western Illinois student helping at his alma mater, Drendel engaged Markuson and told him he still could try pole vault even though he wasn’t registered for the camp. A few minutes later, Markuson was practicing grass plants, planting his pole on the ground and perfecting his swing-through without going upside-down. He headed to the pole vault pit shortly thereafter. He’s been a regular since, establishing a personal best of 10-3 last spring. “It’s just so different,” Markuson said. “There’s a lot of kids on the track team and in the program, but not a lot can say that they’re pole vaulters, you know. I want to be different from everyone else.”

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What was the experience like winning a state championship as a freshman? It was kind of unreal, basically. I would have never expected going in we were going to win it and everything. Just the fact that we got together and were able to pull through, it was so unreal. It was awesome.

How has your role changed from last year to this year? Last year I played forward and defense, depending on what we needed, and this year I changed to midfield. It’s just a different position,

Weekend Chit-chat with ST. FRANCIS’ TAYLOR VANTHOURNOUT and I’m more comfortable with the team and everything.

What are your early impressions of this group? I think we’ll be good.

We’re going to have a lot of new players, which is good, and we have some good players returning. … We’ve won all the games we’ve played so far, so I think it looks positive for us.

I’m definitely excited to get a turf field so that when we kick, rocks don’t fly in our face.

Have you golfed much over the years?

Are you getting to enjoy your spring break at all?

For a little while when I was younger but I quit like in sixth grade.

Yeah, it’s nice. We had a tournament [that was shortened earlier this week] but then I went to Florida.

What kind of defender gives you the most trouble? Is there a certain style?

Are you excited about the new turf plans yet or is it too far out? No, I’m really excited. Our field is horrible, so for all sports, too, not just soccer,

Probably physical more because it’s easy to get bumped off the ball, I guess, but I try to stand my ground, I think. It depends on the player but for me it’s definitely physicality.

BASEBALL: BATAVIA 8, NAPERVILLE NORTH 3

By MICHAEL GIBBS editorial@kcchronicle.com CAROL STREAM – The Batavia baseball team wiggled its way out of several jams and got plenty of hitting during an 8-3 nonconference victory Friday against Naperville North on Lee Pfund Field at American Legion Post 76. “We hit the ball pretty well today,” said Bulldogs shortstop Billy Zwick, who was 4 for 4 with three runs scored. “We definitely got our bats going. We have been hitting the ball well to start the season. The ball is flying off our bats right now.” Starting pitcher Emilio Tenuta, who earned the win in his first varsity start, and reliever Austin Van Kempen combined to strand 12 Huskies, including keeping bases loaded three times as the Bulldogs improved to 3-0. The stranded runners in-

“We definitely got our bats going. We have been hitting the ball well to start the season. The ball is flying off our bats right now.” Billy Zwick Batavia shortstop

cluded a leadoff triple to start the game by the Huskies’ Nick Solak. But Tenuta didn’t flinch, retiring Ryan Krainz on a comebacker and striking out Pat Mollo and Mark Khoury to squash the early threat. “The triple didn’t bother me,” Tenuta said. “[Solak’s] a great hitter. I left the pitch up and out and he went and hit it. It was a great piece of hitting by him. It felt good to strike those two guys out and get out of the inning.” “A triple and we don’t get him in,” said Naperville North coach Carl Hunckler,

whose team was playing its season opener. “Right away, that might be something we look back and say ‘That sort a set up our day.’ ” After Tenuta got out of the jam in the first, the Bulldogs got on the board in their half as Zwick singled, moved to second on Micah Coffey’s single, to third on a walk by Aaron Hurd and scored on a fielder’s choice off the bat of Horton. The Bulldogs added an unearned run in the fourth as Andrew Seigler singled home Horton, who had reached on an error to start the inning.

Run-scoring singles by Horton and Seigler, a bases-loaded balk and a sacrifice fly off the bat of Dean Simoncelli in the fifth inning gave Batavia a 6-0 lead. The Huskies came back with two runs, one of them earned, off Van Kempen in the sixth, but the Bulldogs responded with two in their half of the inning as Zwick and Coffey both singled and eventually scored on a Huskies’ error. “Some timely hitting, taking advantage of things, moving people around, smart base running,” Bulldogs coach Matt Holm said. “That’s a credit to our seniors being experienced players and being smart.” Tenuta allowed three hits and three walks while fanning six in his four innings of work. Van Kempen allowed three runs, two of them earned, on four hits, two walks and three

strikeouts. “I was focused on finding the zone, keeping the ball low and doing what my catcher [Simoncelli] told me to do,” Tenuta said. Holm said what has impressed him the most about his team early this season is that Tenuta and fellow starters Austin Shanahan and Luke Horton have all thrown four scoreless innings. “They are focusing on the things they need to be focusing on and we’re starting the way we want to start,” he said. “Our guys are pitching under a little bit of pressure and doing well, and that’s a good thing.” “They got some key hits with two strikes and two outs and we didn’t,” Hunckler said. “We were giving them extra outs.” The Bulldogs have added a nonconference game against Marmion for 11 a.m. today.

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St. Francis’ Taylor VanThournout had quite the introduction to the Spartans’ girls soccer program, playing on varsity last year as a freshman and helping the Spartans win the IHSA Class 2A state championship. The St. Charles resident is charting her own athletic course after her older sister, Meghan VanThournout, was a standout golfer for the Spartans. In this week’s Weekend Chit-chat with Chronicle sports editor Jay Schwab, VanThournout touches on her new role this spring, upcoming facility upgrade plans at St. Francis and the Spartans’ strong start to the 2013 season. The following


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Today’s lineup Men’s college basketball NCAA Division I tournament, Syracuse vs. Marquette, at Washington, 3:30 p.m., CBS NCAA Division I tournament, Wichita State vs. Ohio State, at Los Angeles, 6:05 p.m., CBS Pro basketball Bulls at Dallas, 1 p.m., CSN Pro hockey Milwaukee at Wolves, 7 p.m., WCIU Boxing Champion Khabib Allakhverdiev (18-0-0) vs. Breidis Prescott (26-4-0), for WBA junior welterweight title; Brandon Rios (31-0-1) vs. Mike Alvarado (33-1-0), for vacant WBO interim junior welterweight title, at Las Vegas, 9:15 p.m., HBO Golf European PGA Tour, Trophee Hassan II, third round, at Agadir, Morocco, 8 a.m., TGC PGA Tour, Houston Open, third round, at Humble, Texas, noon, TGC PGA Tour, Houston Open, third round, at Humble, Texas, 2 p.m., NBC Horse racing NTRA, Florida Derby, at Hallandale, Fla. and Louisiana Derby, at New Orleans, 5 p.m., NBCSN Soccer Premier League, Manchester United at Sunderland, 7:30 a.m., ESPN2 MLS, Philadelphia at New York, 2:30 p.m., NBCSN Mexican Primera Division, Cruz Azul vs. Atlas, at Mexico City, 6 p.m., ESPN2

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KANE COUNTY CHRONICLE ST. CHARLES – The St. Charles East softball team used a big offensive day from Tess Hupe to sweep West Aurora in a season-opening doubleheader Friday, 3-2 in nine innings in Game 1, and 7-1 in Game 2. Hupe, East’s center fielder, had the game-winning single in the ninth inning after West Aurora had tied the game at 2 in the seventh. Hupe added two hits in the second game. The No. 2 hitter in East’s lineup, East coach Kelly Horan said Hupe is more than just the slap hitter she was in the past. “She’s worked really hard,” Horan said. “My challenge to her in the offseason was just to gain some muscle, and I can’t say enough about what she and all her teammates did in the offseason, physically, to their bodies.” Junior Haley Beno struck out 12 in her nine innings of work in Game 1 to earn the win for the Saints. In Game 2, sophomore

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St. Charles East’s Olivia Cheatham stops a ball in the infield during the second game of Friday’s doubleheader against West Aurora. The Saints swept the Blackhawks, 3-2 and 7-1. Alex Latoria pitched the complete game win, fanning seven and allowing four hits. “Some things were a little shaky, but I definitely saw a lot of good things,” Horan said. “I’m happy with the pitching, I’m happy with the

defense in the second game and I think offensively we’re going to be a lot more powerful than we showed today, but we did a nice job of just trying to get it done.” East’s Kate Peterburs supplied three hits and two RBIs in the second game.

BASEBALL Mount Zion 6, Kaneland 4: At Mt. Vernon, Josh Cohrs went 2 for 3 with a double but the Knights fell to Mt. Zion on their southern Illinois road trip. Kaneland (0-3) continues its road swing with a doubleheader today at O’Fallon.

PREP SCHEDULE TODAY Baseball: Geneva at West Aurora, 11 a.m.; Kaneland at O’Fallon, 10 a.m.; Oswego at Aurora Central Catholic, 10 a.m. (DH); Burlington Central at Grayslake Central, 10 a.m.; Marmion at Batavia, 11 a.m. Girls soccer: Batavia at St. Charles East, 12:30 p.m.; Geneva at O’Fallon, 10 a.m.; St. Charles North vs. Lincoln-Way Central at Downers Grove South Invitational, 12 p.m.; Oswego East at Rosary, 12 p.m.; Wheaton Academy at Willowbrook, 12 p.m. Boys volleyball: Geneva, St. Charles North at West Aurora Invitational, 8:30 a.m. Girls badminton: Geneva at Rolling Meadows, 8 a.m.; St. Charles East at Plainfield North Invitational, 9 a.m.

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A pair of sophomore standouts have quickly returned to the Rosary lineup. Forward Quincy Kellett and defender Maria Witte – both key pieces for the Royals last season as freshmen – were nursing injuries in the preseason, and Witte missed Rosary’s season opener, but both are now back in the team’s lineup. Kellett burst onto the scene with a 27-goal season as a freshman. Rosary coach Kristy Kane said shaking off the rust is a work in progress. “I think just her shooting, some of those things, she needed to work a little bit to get back to where she was, but she’s such an athlete, it doesn’t take her long to get back in the swing of things,” Kane said. Rosary (0-1-1) is coming off a scoreless tie against Glenbard North and is due to return to action today against Oswego East. “Things are starting to come together a little more now that we have two games under our belts,” Kane said.

Downstate doings Geneva will conclude its road trip to the St. Louis area today with a morning match at O’Fallon. The Vikings started the trip strong with Thursday’s 5-0 blanking of Granite City. In addition to a pair of goals by Amanda Lulek, Molly Axen, Courtney Lardas and Taylor Williams also scored for the Vikings.

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IN THE GROOVE AMANDA LULEK Geneva, Sr., F What she did: Lulek scored two goals and assisted on a score from Molly Axen on Thursday as the Vikings prevailed, 5-0, against Granite City. CARLY POTTLE St. Charles East, Sr., F What she did: Pottle scored two goals in Saturday’s 5-0 win against St. Edward and added two more Thursday as the Saints knocked off Wausau (Wis.), 6-0.

WHAT WE LEARNED LAST WEEK ... Jeff Krage – For the Kane County Chronicle

Geneva’s Megan Kozlow (right) advances the ball during a game on March 23 against West Aurora in Geneva. The Vikings conclude their road trip to the St. Louis area today with a match against O’Fallon.

After returning home, Geneva will get extremely comfortable playing on St. Charles East’s field. The Vikings visit the Saints for a conference game Tuesday, then are scheduled to play three tournament games on East’s field Wednesday, Thursday and

Saturday. Geneva’s St. Charles theme will then continue; St. Charles North is next up for the Vikings on April 9 in Geneva.

Game on Batavia and St. Charles East had their early-season

match postponed by inclement weather. The match, to be played at East’s Norris Stadium in St. Charles, was rescheduled for 12:30 p.m. today. It will mark the UEC River debut for both teams. – Jay Schwab, jschwab@shawmedia.com

COACH SLY SEZ ... Look out for St. Charles East this spring as a dark horse threat to win the River. Coach Sly has a sneaking suspicion that the Saints are going to be prove to be a tricky team for Geneva (defending conference champs) and St. Charles North (defending state runners-up) to deal with. That Pottle/Hilton combination that clicked so well for East’s basketball team this winter might

just prove to be even harder to handle on the pitch, and East has plenty of other solid contributors, too. Between the boys program’s rise and what the girls are capable of doing this spring, soccer is coming back in a big way at Norris Stadium. • You can respond at kcchronicle.com/blogs/ sly.

Batavia is not going to be a pushover this spring. The Bulldogs, who don’t return as much proven firepower as Tri-Cities rivals Geneva, St. Charles East and St. Charles North, have started the season 2-0-2 after a solid run at the Lake Park Invitational.

WHAT WE’LL LEARN IN THE WEEK AHEAD ... How strong Geneva’s prospects are to win the Upstate Eight Conference River for a third straight season. The Vikings start conference play with a key clash Tuesday at St. Charles East, which also hopes to be a factor in this year’s conference race.


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The St. Charles East varsity color-guard team took first in the AAA Lyrical Flag division and second in the AAA Tall Flag division March 16 at the Illinois Drill Team Association state championships at the University of Illinois. The Saints have taken first in the Lyrical division for 12 straight years and have been in the top three in the Tall Flag division the past 10 years. The team as pictured: (back row, left to right) assistant coach Sarah Loonam, Sydney Shotwell, Cassandra Bieberstein, Jenny Leben, Coach Meredith Charette, Rebecca Phelps, Stephanie Dierks, Maggie Haley, Isabelle Leprich, Maria Kantak, Calandria Ynocencio, Zoe Kowalczyk; (front row) coach Brittany LaManna, Lynay Guiterrez, Keeley Sherman, Jenna Steele, Grace Swanson, Kristen Corcoran, Sydney Mann, Amber Bieberstein and Megan Martin.

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Sports Neighbors Bulletin Board Geneva athletic camp registration open Online registration for athletic summer camps is available for all students living within the Geneva school district. Athletic summer camps are open to boys and girls entering grades kindergarten through 12 for the 2013-14 school year. Each camp teaches the skills and strategies of the sport through the demonstration and practice of a variety of techniques and fundamentals. All camps

will provide quality instruction and great facilities to ensure the best learning environment for each camper. Campers are encouraged to work hard and have fun. All camps stress good sportsmanship and the importance of a positive mental attitude. Brochures can be downloaded from the Geneva High School website at www. geneva304.org/ghs/. The athletic department encourages online registration at geneva.revtrak.net.

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Wasco softball has spots left Wasco girls fastpitch softball team has a few spots left for 12U-HS for the spring/ summer season. Also, Wasco has Spring Break “Nothing but Hitting, Hitting, Hitting” clinics at Elite Sports Training Center. Wasco Girls Fastpitch will be hosting the MLB Pitch, Hit &Run competition open to all area females on April 27. Also, Wasco Girls Fastpitch is now accepting applications for 10U and 12U

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Sports Neighbors Bulletin Board Cougars’ 5K upcoming The Kane County Cougars organization will host the 2nd annual Ozzie’s Home Run and Walk 5K at 8 a.m. May 18. Registration is now open for the event through kccougars. com and racetime.info. The start and finish for the event will take place at Fifth Third Bank Ballpark on the Cougars’ field with the finish line at home plate. Participants will be seen on the stadium’s videoboard through a livefeed camera and entrants will also receive a high-five from Ozzie T. Cougar on the final stretch of the race. Other surprises that day include door prizes and raffles featuring ceremonial first pitches, suite giveaways and more. The race is open to competitive runners

as well as recreational walkers. The first 300 registrants will receive a commemorative race drawstring bag along with a complimentary ticket voucher for a Cougars game this season. The top three male and female finishers in 14 age divisions will win a customized race medal with the Ozzie’s Home Run and Walk logo. Area businesses interested in race sponsorship opportunities are encouraged to email ozzie@kanecountycougars. com. Registration is $25 for adults and $12 for children ages 5 through 12. A portion of race proceeds will be donated to Ozzie’s Outreach, the Cougars’ charitable arm that gives back to various causes each year in the community.

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Brandon Swanson (center), of Aurora, was among members of Aurora’s Hope D. Wall School Rockets Special Olympics basketball team who competed in “Hoops for Hope,” a second annual exhibition game with Aurora University students and employees March 14 at Thornton Gym. From left are Al Sondgeroth, computer-science instructor; Swanson and Haley Young, Yorkville, an AU student. Halftime featured a performance by Wall cheerleaders and six AU professors who were pied in their faces for $1 donations. The event was a fundraiser for Mu Sigma Pi, an AU service learning club for pre-health care students.

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‘Reel’ deal Saturday guide to Geneva Film Festival By KARA SILVA ksilva@shawmedia.com GENEVA – Since Thursday, the sixth annual Geneva Film Festival has been in full swing, showcasing the talent of filmmakers, writers, producers and actors from all over the world. The myriad films shot locally and beyond, include documentary features and shorts; narrative features and shorts; animated shorts; student shorts; and films that are categorically named “Emerging Cinematographer,” which is an

award that recognizes promising cinematographers and provides them with vital exposure to their films. Films will be shown on the Wildwood and Old Towne screens at State Street Dance Studio, 319 W. State St., in downtown Geneva. To squeeze every ounce of movie magic out of the festival’s final day (March 30), follow the Kane County Chronicle’s Saturday guide to the Geneva Film Festival.

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The final day of the Geneva Film Festival is Saturday, March 30. A full lineup of films will be screened throughout the day on the Old Towne and Wildwood screens at State Street Dance Studio, 319 W. State St., Geneva.

Taking a break to experience nature’s sure signs of spring My hair was laced with the scent of wood smoke and puppies, my face was slightly sun-kissed and my muscles were tired. Really tired. And when I finally called it a day, I got the best night’s sleep I’d had in weeks. Yes, Thursday was a good day. My favorite kind of day. The kids have been on spring break from school, so we’ve enjoyed a lot of down time. We’ve slept in, baked a little, sewed a little and vegetated a lot. But it’s my break, too – from the early-morning, before-school hustle, soccer carpools and from supervising the kids’ homework, so I managed, somehow, to corner my children into watching a few re-runs of “The Waltons” with me (which I grew up watching every week). But our best day, by far, was spent outside in the sun. We spent a couple of hours walking the dogs and cuddling the kitties at the humane society, but first we headed to the farm – Kline Creek farm.

TALES FROM THE MOTHERHOOD Jennifer DuBose We began visiting the Kline Creek Farm in West Chicago shortly after we moved to Illinois when Noah was 7 and Holly was 4, and our first spring break day trip to the farm happened a few months later. I recall that Noah’s second-grade class had just read “Flat Stanley,” a children’s book about a boy flattened by a bulletin board when it falls on him while he is asleep. The book and its sequels depict the myriad ways he makes do in his altered state and detail his various adventures, and Noah and his classmates were charged with the same task over break, that of chronicling

their adventures with their very own Flat Stanleys. We had a ball taking pictures of him – at our table when we went out to eat, on top of the “big rock” during a hike at the Morton Arboretum, and yes, perched on a split rail fence at the Kline Creek Farm as Stanley posed beside a very patient cow. I remember the laughter as we imagined Flat Stanley narrowly avoiding being eaten. I wonder where that picture is, now? Simpler times – food for the soul – is what I yearn for when we head to the farm, and I’m not the only one, apparently. “Every time I walk down that road I feel my blood-pressure drop,” said Roger Griffith, a volunteer interpreter at the farm. I get that. I feel it, too. We’ve crossed paths with Roger a few times over the years, and always learn something new from our conversations. This time it was the

cooing of Sandhill Cranes that stopped him mid-sentence as he scanned the treetops hoping for a glimpse of the elusive creatures. “They’re a sure sign of Spring,” he said, as we followed his gaze. We’d had no idea, before, that this sound meant that cranes were nearby. All kinds of animals are nearby, including foxes, he said, and proceeded to tell us about a mother fox whose comings and goings he observed for three years. I can’t recall how we got onto the subject of this particular fox, as she wasn’t at the farm. She had a den in the woods near Roger’s neighborhood, but he related her story, nonetheless. He recalled her fierce devotion to her young, and how, for three years in a row, she birthed new litters and tirelessly provided for them.

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• FILM FESTIVAL Continued from page 35 There will be a film festival workshop Saturday morning at State Street Dance Studio. A coffee and meet-and-greet event will take place from 9 to 9:30 a.m. and from 9:30 to 11 a.m. the Fimmakers Round Table will commence. The film schedule for Saturday, March 30 includes:

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LEFT: The documentary “Negative: Nothing – Step by Step for Japan” is about the journey of a man who walks the entire length of Japan, from north to south, in five months. MIDDLE: The film “A House, A Home” tells a story of love and death in a subterranean world. RIGHT: The short film “Choose” tells the story of a young clone who dreams of escaping her class-obsessed planet.

Annihilate” (U.S.) – The film runs eight minutes and is rated PG-13. • “Ripple Effect” (U.S.) – The film runs 20 minutes and is rated PG-13. • “Only Child” (U.S.) – The film runs six minutes and is rated PG. • “The Money Pet” (U.S.) – The film runs 10 minutes and is rated PG. • “The Girl in the Dark” (U.S.) – The film runs five

minutes and is rated PG. • “The Carrier” (U.S.) – The film runs 18 minutes and is rated PG-13. • “Angel” (U.S.) – The film runs 10 minutes and is rated PG. • “Carjack” (U.S.) – The film runs 17 minutes and is rated PG-13.

Showing 4:30 to 6 p.m. • “Invisible Hero” (U.S.) – The animated short runs 11

Family allured by the call of the wild

Showing from 6:30 to 8 p.m. • “Lionfish Delusion”

Continued from page 35 So tirelessly, in fact, that she grew skinnier by the year, so that finally, when she brazenly trotted down the middle of his street during a busy garage sale carrying a bunny for her babes, he and his neighbors commented that they hoped she’d keep this one for herself. Roger wasn’t sure what ever became of her, but I could tell he had his hunches. “She couldn’t take care of them if she didn’t feed herself first,” he said. Ah, good tip. Thanks, Roger.

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Noah and Holly DuBose walk toward Kline Creek Farm, part of the DuPage County Forest Preserve District.

Showing from 1 to 2:30 p.m. • “Negative: Nothing – Step by Step for Japan” (Japan/Switzerland) – The documentary feature runs 78 minutes and is rated PG. Showing from 3 to 4:30 p.m. • “The Employer” (U.S.) – The narrative feature runs 89 minutes and is rated PG-13. Showing from 5 to 7 p.m. • “Sal” (Argentina/Chile) – The narrative feature runs 112 minutes and is rated PG-13.

WEEKEND LIFE BRIEF Farm bureau to host Touch a Tractor event

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• Jennifer DuBose lives in Batavia with her husband, Todd, and their two children, Noah and Holly. Contact her at jenniferdubose@msn.com.

minutes and is rated PG-13. • “Shoot the Moon” (U.S.) – The student short runs 27 minutes and is rated PG-13. • “La Liste” (Canada) – The narrative short runs 11 minutes and is rated PG-13. • “Rose, Mary and Time” (UK) – The narrative short runs 38 minutes and is rated PG-13.

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ST. CHARLES – The Kane County Farm Bureau’s eighth annual Touch a Tractor event is set for April 5 through 7 on the front lawn of the bureau’s office at 2N710 Randall Road in St. Charles. The event goes from noon to 4 p.m. April 5 and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 6 and 7. The event will benefit the Kane County Farm Bureau Foundation. Admission is free, and the public is invited. Children can sit in the seat of an antique tractor, see modern farm

equipment, participate in hands-on activities, ride pedal tractors, shell corn, see farm animals, and enter for a free chance to win a pedal tractor. Bringing non-perishable food items to the event will earn visitors an extra entry in the pedal tractor drawing and will be donated to a local food pantry. Refreshments will be offered to help raise funds for the farm bureau foundation. Scholarship recipients for 2013 will be announced at a ceremony April 7. For details, visit www. kanecfb.com or call 630584-8660.

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Showing from 12:30 to 2 p.m. • “Light Me Up” (U.S.) – The animated short runs nine minutes, and is rated G. • “A Quest for Peace: Nonviolence Among Religions” (U.S.) – The student short runs 10 minutes, and is rated PG. • “The Storykeeper” (Netherlands/U.S.) – The documentary short runs 25 minutes and is rated PG. • “Spaghetti for Two” (Germany) – The narrative short runs 19 minutes and is rated PG. • “Party” (India) – The narrative short runs 30 minutes and is rated PG.

(Puerto Rico) – The animated short runs four minutes and is rated PG. • “Ai” (U.S.) – The student short runs eight minutes and is rated PG. • “Choose” (UK) – The narrative short runs six minutes and is rated PG. • “Paper” (U.S.) – The narrative short runs 24 minutes and is rated PG-13. • “A House, A Home” (U.S.) – The narrative short runs seven minutes and is rated PG. • “Air Conditions” (U.S.) – The narrative short runs 34 minutes and is rated PG-13.

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Emilia Clarks plays Daenerys Targaryen, who possesses three adolescent dragons and an unbending drive to reclaim the throne for her people in “Game of Thrones.

The triumphant return of HBO’s ‘Game of Thrones’ By HANK STUEVER The Washington Post To do real justice to “Game of Thrones,” I’d have to quit my job and tackle those 4,000 or so unread pages of George R.R. Martin’s series of five fantasy novels on which the finely crafted HBO series is based. There just isn’t that sort of time in my sort of world. “Game of Thrones,” which begins its third season Sunday, March 31, is like no other TV show around right now – brilliant, exasperating, enthralling, and, if you let it become so, hard work. It’s rare that I want take-backs as a critic, but it still pains me to encounter my first “Game of Thrones” review in the archives, in which I was too dismissive of the show when it began in 2011. I was right about a couple of things – “Game of Thrones” is and always will be a tad supercilious – and wrong about what I perceived to be its barrier

to entry, which only revealed my bias against the tropes of fantasy (swords, dragons, castles, women as subservient wenches, etc. ...). Yet for all its daunting and deliberate complexity, “Game of Thrones” succeeds because it accommodates both the casual viewer and the rabid fanatic, which is a nearly impossible trick in an age in which we ingest television and other media in the manner of a chicken who has outsmarted the Skinner box. Even more difficult is to make a big-budget nerd-out such as “Game of Thrones” resonate so completely with more fickle audiences, who are constantly calculating their time investment (and the amount of their cable bills) against measurable satisfaction. The show, created by David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, makes room for the people who’ve read Martin’s books and the people who never will. It offers the AP-class challenge of myriad plots and

characters without the insult of expositional dialogue or explanatory recap for those who lag behind. You can inform yourself deeply about its every twist and nuance (the Wikipedia entries alone run into the thousands of words) or – a really big OR – you can just hop on for the ride. In this regard, “Game of Thrones” is a masterpiece in the making, now entering the hallowed territory of “The Wire.” It demands your attention, but it also rewards any effort you give it, no matter how small. Part of the pleasure is in letting it wash over you, admiring its craftwork. “Game of Thrones” revels in the epic breadth of its source material, but never forgets that some of us slobs are simply watching television.

• “Game of Thrones” (one hour) returns Sunday at 8 p.m. on HBO.

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Sisters square off over boy they both like Dear Abby: There’s this guy I like, “Joey.” My sister likes him, too. Joey and I are not dating, although we are very close friends. My sister (of course) decided to ask him out on a date. I’m so upset with her. It has been two days since their date and I’m still not talking to her. I can’t believe she asked him out when she knew I was about to. I don’t want to ruin our relationship, but Joey is now into her. Please give me some advice before I do something terribly wrong. – Can’t Take It In Florida Dear Can’t Take It: If your sister jumped in knowing you were interested in Joey, it was sneaky and wrong. But you have nothing to gain by declaring war over it. Keep your options open and bide your time. With luck, their romance will blow over – and when it does, if you have maintained your position as Joey’s “close friend,” you can make your move then. It may take nerves of steel, but I have faith in you, and it will be worth it in the long run.

DEAR ABBY Jeanne Phillips Dear Abby: I lost my mom last year. It was unexpected, and my father and I are still hurting. Mom had a friend who never fails to tell me how the loss of her mother and her husband was much more painful for her than my loss. Every time I have the unfortunate luck of answering the phone when she calls, she’ll ask how I’m doing, then launch into how hard it was on her and I don’t know the true pain that she does. I am sick of people telling me they understand how I feel and what I’m going through. No one knows the depth of what I’m experiencing, except maybe my sibling. I moved back home to take care of my wonderful mother. She was my best friend. I could tell her anything and she was never judgmental. I love her and I hurt from her loss.

Please tell people when offering condolences to just listen and be there. That’s what anyone who suffers a loss needs more than anything. Do not compare your pain to theirs. And Abby, please know how sorry I am for the loss of your own dear mother, and thank you for letting me vent. – Hole In My Heart In Ocean Springs, Miss. Dear Hole In Your Heart: I’m sorry for your loss, too, and you’re welcome. Please know that no rule of etiquette says you have to listen to that woman’s insensitive prattle. The next time she starts, it is perfectly acceptable to stop her cold and tell her that when she compares her pain to yours she is being insensitive, and that if she does it one more time you will hang up. Clearly, she is not calling to see how you’re doing; she is calling to dump. There are times when you must protect yourself, and this is one of them. • Write Dear Abby at www. dearabby.com.

Lithium still most effective drug for bipolar disorder Dear Doctor K: I have bipolar disorder. I’ve experienced the highest highs and the lowest lows. How can one medication – lithium – treat both extremes? Dear Reader: Bipolar disorder is certainly a condition of extremes – extreme opposites. On the one hand are episodes of mania. During these episodes people with bipolar disorder feel like they’re “on a high.” They have grandiose thoughts and pumped-up self-esteem. They need a lot less sleep than normal, but feel energized to the extreme. That energy may go into something productive, such as accomplishing a goal. But it can just as easily veer into negative territory, with racing thoughts, agitation, erratic behavior, or destructive, pleasure-seeking urges. Then there’s the other side of bipolar disorder: the sadness and hopeless feelings of depression. The feeling that you don’t have the energy or desire to do much of anything. The lack of interest in things that used to give you pleasure. Even the thoughts of ending the pain of the extreme sadness and hopelessness you feel – and the pain you may see you are causing the people you love – by ending your life. While it may seem unlikely

ASK DOCTOR K Anthony L. Komaroff that one treatment can affect both “poles” of bipolar disorder – the mania and the depression – it’s true. I think of it as the treatment pulling both poles back toward the middle, evening out the peaks and valleys. It diminishes thoughts of suicide. Lithium is the most widely known medication used to treat bipolar disorder, as it helps to stabilize mood, the chief goal of treatment. Like any drug, it can cause side effects – dizziness, difficulty with concentration, thyroid problems and others. And lithium doses that are too high can quickly become dangerous, causing confusion, loss of consciousness and dangerous heart rhythms. As a result, people taking the drug need to have regular blood tests. The main alternatives to lithium are anti-seizure drugs (anticonvulsants). These drugs also treat mania and stabilize moods, but they aren’t as effective as lithium for protecting against depression and preventing suicide. Other drugs prescribed for bipolar disorder include antipsy-

chotic, antidepressant or anti-anxiety medications. Antipsychotics can help treat distorted or psychotic thinking that may occur during an episode of mania. Antidepressants are effective for depression, but they can trigger a manic episode. Anti-anxiety drugs can help with the jitters, racing thoughts and overall worry and distress that often accompany manic episodes. There’s a good chance of relapse when you go off medications. As a result, you may need to stay on some medication or combination of medications indefinitely to keep your mood stable. Lithium is a natural substance, not an unnatural drug created by chemists in a pharmaceutical lab. It must work by changing the chemical environment in the brain. Many scientists are trying to solve the riddle of how it works, because that could lead to new drugs that are equally effective, but have fewer side effects and don’t require frequent blood-test monitoring, as lithium does.

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

You made the best choice Dr. Wallace: My boyfriend and I are in the 12th grade and will graduate soon. Two weeks ago, I got the most surprising shock of my life – I discovered that I’m three months along with child. We told both sets of parents. My boyfriend’s parents told us to think things over, and then do what we felt was best for us. When we told my parents, they didn’t see it that way. They want me to get an abortion. They feel that I’m too young to be a mother and that financially I will have a difficult time supporting the child and myself. My boyfriend and I are very much in love and will welcome this baby. We talked everything over and this is our decision: We will get married a week after we graduate. His family owns an apartment building, and they said we could live there rentfree until we become financially independent. My boyfriend has a part-time job working as a salesperson for his grandfather’s new car business, and he will be employed there fulltime after graduation. I told our plan to my parents, and they didn’t like it one bit. A lot of this is because they don’t like my boyfriend because he never planned to go to college. Both of my parents are college graduates. I plan to attend a community college when time allows. Eventually, I do plan to get my degree. I have given this decision much thought, and my heart tells me I’m doing the right thing. I will appreciate any comments you can make to either support or disagree with our decision. – Nameless, Miami, Fla. Dear Nameless: You and your boyfriend appear to have given this matter serious thought

’TWEEN 12 & 20 Robert Wallace and are making levelheaded plans to meet the responsibilities of raising a child. I wish you all the best and believe that, over time, your parents will also come to realize that you made the best choice. When you make good on your plans to attend college as soon as circumstances allow, you will make your parents and husband very proud. Dr. Wallace: I live with my mother and stepfather. He and I don’t agree on anything, and I’m not happy being anywhere near him. I love my mom, but why she married this guy is a mystery to me. He is a despicable human being! I want to move out of our house and live with my best friend’s family. They have invited me to stay with them. My friend and I both work at the same restaurant as food servers, and we both make excellent tips. I graduated from high school at mid-semester, but I won’t be 18 until September. My stepfather said that if I leave the house without my mother’s permission I will be arrested for being a runaway, and my friend’s parents would be arrested for harboring a runaway. Is this true? – Nameless, New York, N.Y. Dear Nameless: Since you are over 17 1/2 years old and a high school graduate, you are considered by law to be an emancipated minor and can leave home without permission. In your case, the sooner you move out the better. • Dr. Robert Wallace welcomes questions from readers. E-mail him at rwallace@galesburg.net.


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Jack Benny, when talking about comedy, said, “It’s not so much knowing when to speak, as when to pause.” That is so true – timing is everything. And it applies to many bridge deals, not just for declarer but also for the defenders. In today’s deal, who should come out ahead in four hearts after West leads his fourth-highest club? South opened with a textbook weak two-bid: a six-card suit containing two of the top three or three of the top five honors, and 6 to 10 high-card points. North jumped to game, hoping his side would not immediately lose four black-suit tricks. Note West’s lead. Fourth-highest applies not only in no-trump but also in a trump contract when you have at least one honor in that suit. South has four potential losers: one spade, one heart and two clubs. If either major-suit finesse wins, he is safe. Or if he can draw trumps, he might be able to discard his low spade on dummy’s fourth diamond. East, though, should wonder where the defenders can get four tricks. He should hope for two club winners. He can see a trump trick. So his side must take one spade. West will not have the ace and king, because then he would have led the spade ace, not the low club. If West has the spade ace, there will be no problems. But if he has the king, there isn’t a moment to lose. East must win with his club ace and shift to the spade eight (high denying an honor in the suit). Then the contract must fail. No other defense works. Leading back partner’s suit is usually right in no-trump, but much less often in a trump contract.

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y prop y Courthouse, 100 South Third, they pertain to. Geneva, Illinois, at the hour of 9:30 A.M. or as soon thereafter as this CITY OF ST. CHARLES matter may heard, a Petition will be Mike Shortall heard in said Courtroom for the Purchasing & Inventory Sandwich. Spacious 3BR, 2.5BA, change of name of HANIF Control Manager 2 car garage. Full bsmnt. Large MOHAMMED ESSA to MICHAEL ESSA pursuant to 735 ILCS 5/21- (Published in the Kane County fenced yard. Close to town. No pets. Avail now. $1200/mo. 101 et seq. Chronicle, April 30, 2013.) 815-519-9585 Dated March 22, 2013 at Aurora, Illinois. /s/ Hanif Mohammed Essa Petitioner

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(Published in the Kane County IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE Chronicle, March 16, 23 & 30, SIXTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT 2013.) KANE COUNTY, ILLINOIS 13 MR 241 NOTICE OF PUBLICATION REGARDING NAME CHANGE

630-232-7226 Public notice is hereby given that St. Charles - Newly Renovated on June 4, 2013, in Courtroom

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Sealed bids will be received at the Office of the Purchasing & Inventory Control Manager, Two East Main Street, St. Charles, Illinois, no later than 10:00 a.m., Monday, April 15, 2013, for 2013/14 Tipping Fee-Dumping Clean Spoils.

No. 110, of the Kane County Courthouse, 100 South Third, Geneva, Illinois, at the hour of 9:30 NORTH AURORA FSBO $150K st A.M. or as soon thereafter as this 3BR Tri-Level, all appliances stay. ST. CHARLES 1 MO FREE! matter may heard, a Petition will be Lrg 1BR $769, Lrg 2BR from Nice yard. Call 630-355-4456 M-F $829/mo. Incl heat, water, cook- heard in said Courtroom for the Bids will be opened publicly and 8a-4p or cell, 630-201-0815 ing gas, Appliances & laundry. change of name of KADENCE PA- read aloud in the Council ChamTRICIA KETZEL to KADENCE PA630-584-1685 TRICIA KETZEL-GAUDETTE pur- bers at 10:00 a.m., Monday, April ST. CHARLES ~ 2 BEDROOM suant to 735 ILCS 5/21-101 et 15, 2013. W/D in unit, all utilities and cable seq. All work under this contract shall included. No pets, no smoking. $1150/mo + sec. 630-232-7535 Dated March 15, 2013 at Gene- comply with the Prevailing Wage Rate Act of the State of Illinois, IlliST. CHARLES, 2 bedroom, 1 va, Illinois. nois Compiled Statutes, 1987, bath, laundry, air, heat incl. No /s/ Kim Ketzel-Gaudette Chapter 820, par. 130/31, et. seq, pets + security deposit. $875/mo. and as amended by Public Acts Petitioner Avail. now. 630-289-7484. 86-799 and 86-693 and our cur(Published in the Kane County rent city ordinance, with rates to be Chronicle, March 16, 23 & 30, paid in effect at time work is per2013.) formed. Contractors shall submit monthly certified payroll records to ST. CHARLES NICE 2BR TH BATAVIA PUBLIC NOTICE the city. Contractors shall submit 1.5BA, fresh paint, new carpet. acceptable insurance certificate to 1 BR starting at $760 Basement with W/D, 2 car garage. IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE city prior to performing work. 2 BR starting at $950 $1,350/mo. 630-988-1200 SIXTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT 3 BR TH starting at $1255 Specifications and bidder inforGet instant news updates KANE COUNTY, ILLINOIS 630-879-8300 mation may be obtained at the Offrom Kane County Chronicle! fice of the Purchasing & Inventory 13 MR 259 Follow us on Twitter Buying? Selling? Control Manager, City of St. NOTICE OF PUBLICATION @kcchronicle Charles, 200 Devereaux Way, St. REGARDING NAME CHANGE Renting? Hiring? Charles, Illinois. Become a fan of To place an ad, Public notice is hereby given that Kane County Chronicle call 877-264-2527 on May 13, 2013, in Courtroom All sealed envelopes must be on Facebook at Kane County Chronicle Classified No. 110, of the Kane County clearly marked for which proposal facebook.com/kcchronicle C thous 100 South Third,

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ASSUMED NAME PUBLICATION NOTICE

Public Notice is hereby given that on March 21, 2013 a certificate was filed in the office of the PUBLIC NOTICE County Clerk of Kane County, Illinois, setting forth the names and IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE addresses of all persons owning, SIXTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT conducting and transacting the KANE COUNTY, ILLINOIS business known as ADVANCED INTERIORS located at 403 Hamlet 13 MR 703 Street, Batavia, IL 60510. NOTICE OF PUBLICATION REGARDING NAME CHANGE Dated: March 21, 2013.

GENEVA, ELGIN, OFFICE / WAREHOUSE, 1500 sf. Public notice is hereby given that 10x12 overhead door. COUNTRY VIEW APARTMENTS on May 13, 2013, in Courtroom For sale/lease, $1200/mo. 1 & 2 bd apts available. $550- Dearborn, 630-894-1277 ext 11 No. 110, of the Kane County $625 Clean Quiet country setting, Courthouse, 100 South Third, close to downtown Genoa. Lots of Geneva, Illinois, at the hour of 9:30 updates. Call 815-784-4606 A.M. or as soon thereafter as this matter may heard, a Petition will be DEKALB ~ 2BR DUPLEX heard in said Courtroom for the 1 bath, 1 car gar, W/D, C/A, deck. change of name of TREVOR LEE No pets/smoking. $825/mo + util. BRYANT to TREVOR LEE BILLETER Agent Owned 815-739-1888 pursuant to 735 ILCS 5/21-101 et seq. ELBURN 2BR CONDO STYLE Appliances, W/D, A/C, extra storage. Dated March 14, 2013 at GeneNo pets, $875/mo, utilities incl. va, Illinois. 815-375-0132

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PUBLIC NOTICE

County Clerk of Kane County, Illinois, setting forth the names and addresses of all persons owning, conducting and transacting the business known as GORDY'S CATERING located at 776 Fox Run Drive, Geneva, IL 60134. Dated: March 08, 2013. /s/ John A. Cunningham Kane County Clerk (Published in the Kane County Chronicle, March 16, 23 & 30, 2013.)

PUBLIC NOTICE ASSUMED NAME PUBLICATION NOTICE

Public Notice is hereby given that on March 21, 2013 a certificate was filed in the office of the County Clerk of Kane County, Illinois, setting forth the names and addresses of all persons owning, conducting and transacting the business known as GREENSCAPE CLASSIC LANDSCAPING located /s/ John A. Cunningham at 315 Amarillo Dr., CarpenKane County Clerk tersville, IL 60110.

(Published in the Kane County Chronicle, March 30, April 6 & 13, 2013.)

PUBLIC NOTICE ASSUMED NAME PUBLICATION NOTICE

Dated: March 21, 2013. /s/ John A. Cunningham Kane County Clerk (Published in the Kane County Chronicle, March 23, 30 & April 6, 2013.)

Public Notice is hereby given that on March 21, 2013 a certificate was filed in the office of the County Clerk of Kane County, Illinois, setting forth the names and addresses of all persons owning, conducting and transacting the business known as BERNABE CONCRETE located at 412 Hoover Drive, Carpentersville, IL 60110.

PUBLIC NOTICE

ASSUMED NAME PUBLICATION NOTICE

(Published in the Kane County Chronicle, March 30, April 6 & 13, 2013.)

ASSUMED NAME PUBLICATION NOTICE

Public Notice is hereby given that on March 27, 2013 a certificate was filed in the office of the County Clerk of Kane County, Illinois, setting forth the names and addresses of all persons owning, Dated: March 21, 2013. conducting and transacting the business known as INFINITY /s/ John A. Cunningham BOWTIQUE located at 1442 Kane County Clerk Woodland Dr., South Elgin, IL 60177. (Published in the Kane County Chronicle, March 23, 30 & April 6, Dated: March 27, 2013. 2013.) /s/ John A. Cunningham PUBLIC NOTICE Kane County Clerk

Public Notice is hereby given that on March 11, 2013 a certificate was filed in the office of the County Clerk of Kane County, Illinois, setting forth the names and addresses of all persons owning, conducting and transacting the business known as GALL REMODELING located at 1954 Cobblestone Dr, Carpentersville, IL 60110

Call to advertise 815-455-4800

Dated: March 11, 2013. /s/ John A. Cunningham Kane County Clerk (Published in the Kane County Chronicle, March 16, 23 & 30, 2013.)

PUBLIC NOTICE ASSUMED NAME PUBLICATION NOTICE Public Notice is hereby given that on March 08, 2013 a certificate was filed in the office of the C Cl k of Ka C Illi-

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Across

1 Polite response to “Thank you”

52 “One can only ___ much”

53 BlackBerry, e.g., in brief

9 Classic verse that begins “Ah, broken is the golden bowl!”

54 Having freedom of tempo

20 Written justification

56 Year that “Shrek” and “A Beautiful Mind” came out

15 Kafka or Liszt

21 Part of a doubleheader

22 Esther of “Good Times”

23 Tennis clinic focusing on drop shot skills? 25 More competent 26 Haunted house sound

27 “It’s a Wonderful Life” cabdriver 28 Meter reader?

30 Architect Saarinen 31 “Don’t get all worked up!”

32 Young actor Smith

33 Cutter

34 Churchill, e.g. 36 Pigs

38 Coaches who help you use your wrist in shots? 42 Ed.’s pile

45 Spiny ___ 46 Fleece

48 Chooses not to participate

49 Tennis players who clown around?

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55 Illumination unit

58 Putter (along) 60 “The fix ___” 61 “Haven’t the foggiest”

64 Photo developing compound

67 “For a righty, you hit the ball pretty well on your left side,” and others? 73 Allay

74 Destroy

75 In ___ form

76 Source of the line “They have sown the wind, and they shall reap the whirlwind” 79 Part of R.R.: Abbr. 81 “___ in cat”

82 You might set one out for a cat

84 Due follower

85 Part of R.S.V.P. 88 Line judge’s mission?

91 Commercial law firm specialty

100 Captain Hook’s alma mater

13 Celebrity

102 Bit of voodoo

16 Barbie’s last name

101 Ready follower? 104 Tech release of 2010 108 Mex. miss

110 Of two minds

114 Planchette holder

24 Biloxi-toBirmingham dir.

113 Transamerica Pyramid feature

19 One goes after it

116 Luke Skywalker ’s volley?

29 Sporty car features

119 Hit single-player game of the 1980s

120 Goes over the top, in a way

121 Does again

122 It falls between 3760 and 3761 on the Jewish calendar 123 Housekeeping

124 Broad-minded Down

1 Vice president John ___ Garner 2 Setting for a 1935 Marx Brothers comedy

3 Public radio offerings 4 Ever

5 Swiped

6 Cabinet dept. 7 Pleasant

95 “Alexander ’s Feast,” e.g.

10 Lightish blade

98 Part of R.S.V.P.

17 Mistakenly hitting into the doubles area during a singles match? 18 Pirate, e.g., for short

8 Scottish landowners

96 “Nothing” and “aught”?

15 Monk’s title

112 Author of a 1719 literary sensation

93 Canadian natives 94 Mastery

14 Art Deco master

9 Modern kind of name 11 Home of the Shoshone Mtns.

12 It’s higher than an ace

32 Middle brother in a 2000s pop trio 33 Jerk

35 Epithet for Nadya Suleman 37 Riga resident

38 Spanish irregular verb 39 Ski-___

40 Like some awakenings

41 Neither raise nor fold 42 Sloppy fast-food sandwich

43 “Semper Fidelis” composer 44 ___ Bay, former U.S. base in the Philippines

46 Eliza Doolittle, for one

47 Subjected to voodoo 50 Vex

51 White Castle offerings

52 Barely remembered days of old 57 Zoo department

59 Batting champ John

62 Turn-___

63 Start to puncture? 65 Kind

66 Part of a requiem Mass

68 Anchor-hoisting cry 69 As expected

70 “Singin’ in the Rain” composer ___ Herb Brown 71 Way things are going 72 Durable fabric

76 Abbr. after a period 77 Crumbly snack 78 Start of a tennis game?

80 Either Zimbalist 83 Con 86 Praying figure 87 “Top Gun” org. 89 D.D.E. opponent 90 Frankie Valli sang in it

92 1958 hit with the line “Yip yip yip yip yip yip yip yip” 93 Jefferson’s vice president 97 Response to “I bet you won’t” 98 It can be gross 99 Container on a counter, maybe 102 Perfume 103 Mysterious blip 105 Michelangelo masterpiece

106 Eve of old TV

107 One who does not believe in miracles 108 Not bad 109 Destroy

111 City near Provo 112 Bit of residue 113 Dry

115 Mandela’s org.

117 Three-time Tony winner Hagen

118 Daughter of Loki


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ST. CHARLES CHRYSLER DODGE JEEP

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River Rd & Oakton, • Des Plaines, IL

800/935-5913

www.martin-chevy.com

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www.motorwerks.com

www.oharehyundai.com

RAY CHEVROLET

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BULL VALLEY FORD/ MERCURY

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771 S. Randall Rd. • Algonquin, IL

800/407-0223

866/469-0114

www.bullvalleyford.com

www.rosenrosenrosen.com

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BUSS FORD LINCOLN MERCURY 111 S. Rte 31 • McHenry, IL

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BARRINGTON VOLVO MOTOR WERKS SAAB

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First Baptist Church of Geneva “Reach. Connect. Equip. Serve” East Campus (EC) 2300 South Street, Geneva Sunday: Traditional – 9:15 & 10:45 AM Worship Café – 9:15 AM West Campus (WC) 3435 Keslinger Road, Geneva Saturday Worship - 5:00 PM Sunday, Contemp. 9:15 & 10:45 AM Hand in Hand Christian Preschool: 630-208-4903 www.fbcg.com (630) 232-7068

CATHOLIC !

Holy Cross Catholic Church 2300 Main St., Batavia (630) 879-4750 Saturday Mass: 4:15 p.m. Sunday Masses: 6:30, 8:00, 9:45 & 11:15 a.m. Weekday Lenten Masses: 6:30 a.m., 8 a.m. & 5:30 p.m. Holy Day Masses: 7:00 p.m. Anticipatory, 6:30 a.m., 12:10 p.m. & 5:00 p.m. Confessions: Sat. After 8:30 a.m. Mass & 3:00 p.m.-3:45 p.m. Mon.- Fri. 7:00 a.m. - 7:55 a.m. Tuesdays 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. Chaplet of Divine Mercy: Tues. 8:30 a.m. & Sat. 4:00 p.m. Eucharistic Healing Service & Chaplet, Tues. 6:00 p.m. Rosary for Life: 1st Saturday of each month at 9:00 a.m. Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament: Sun. to Sat. 1:00 p.m. Msgr Daniel Deutsch - Pastor

St. Peter Catholic Church 1891 Kaneville Rd., Geneva (630) 232-0124 Weekday Masses Monday-Thursday 7AM & 8AM Friday during Summer 7AM & 8AM Friday during School Year 7AM & 8:45 AM Saturday 8AM Weekend Masses: Saturday 4:30PM Sunday 7AM, 9AM, 11AM, 5PM Holy Day & Holiday Masses Call the church for Mass times on these special days Confessions: Monday through Friday, 7:30 -7:55 AM Saturday, 8:30-10:00 AM & 3:15-4:15 PM

St. Patrick Catholic Church

(downtown) 408 Cedar St., St. Charles, IL 60174 Saturday, 6 p.m. Sunday, 7:30 a.m., 9 a.m., 10:30 a.m. & Noon (Crane Road) 6N491 Crane Rd. St. Charles, IL 60175 Saturday, 4 p.m. Sunday, 8:00 a.m., 9:45 a.m., & 11:30 a.m.

COVENANT !

Batavia Covenant Church, Preschool

1314 W. Main St., Batavia. (630) 879-3721 bataviacov.com Sunday Worship Hours: • 9:00 am Contemporary Worship Service • 10:00 am Coffee (Fellowship Hall) • 10:35 am Traditional Worship Service Preschool: (630) 879-3795

LUTHERAN !

Bethany Lutheran Church

8 S. Lincoln St., Batavia (corner of Lincoln and Wilson) (630) 879-3444 www.bethanybatavia.org 9:00 am Traditional Service with Holy Communion on the 1st and 3rd Sundays, plus Festival Sundays 11:00 am Contemporary Service with Holy Communion on each Sunday Education Hour takes place between the two services from 10:00 am to 11:00 am for ages 3 years old-adult Nursery care is available throughout the Sunday morning. Monthly Last Friday Community Supper 5:00-7:00 pm Free to the Community

LC-MS and full of Holy Spirit fire! Vibrant worship Sundays 9:00 a.m. Nursery open during worship Education Hour 10:30 a.m. 1745 Kaneville Rd., Geneva www.flc.geneva.org (630) 232-8420

Geneva Lutheran Church “Serving Christ in the Heart of the Community” 301 South Third St., Geneva (630) 232-0165 www.genevalutheran.org Communion Worship Schedule Saturday – 5:30pm in Chapel Sunday - 9:00am in Sanctuary 10am - CoffeeHouse - free treats/beverages 10:15 am - Education Hour for ages 3 yrs.-adult Parents’ Day Out Program ages 2-5yrs. - M-F, 9:30am12:30pm or 10am-1pm age 4yrs., 12:30-3pm Building is ADA compliant.

Immanuel Lutheran Church and School (Missouri Synod) 950 Hart Rd., Batavia (630) 879-7163 - Church Office (630) 406-0157 - School www.ImmanuelBatavia.org Pastor Ronald Weidler Pastor William Beckmann Pastor Donald Moll Principal Glenn Steinbrenner Saturday Worship: 5:30 p.m. (Traditional) Sunday Worship: 8:00 & 9:30 a.m. (Traditional) 10:45 a.m. (Contemporary) Monday Night Worship: 7:15 p.m. (Traditional), June 13-August 15. Holy Communion will be celebrated the first and third weekends of the month at all services. Nursery Care Available Immanuel Lutheran School Preschool 3’s to 8th grade.

St. Mark’s Lutheran Church & Preschool

(Missouri Synod) 101 S. 6th Ave., St. Charles (Just South of St. Charles Library) (630) 584-8638 The Rev. Timothy P. Silber, Sr. Pastor Saturday – Traditional Worship at 5:30 p.m. Sunday – Traditional Worship at 8:00 a.m. Sunday – Traditional Worship at 9:30 a.m. Sunday – Contemporary Praise Worship at 11:00 a.m. All services elevator access St. Mark’s Nurturing Center Preschool for ages 2 – Pre K (630) 584-4850 www.stmarksstc.org

METHODIST !

Baker Memorial United Methodist Church Fourth Ave. & Main St., St. Charles Join Us for Traditional Worship 9:00 a.m. & 10:30 a.m. in the Sanctuary 9 a.m. Sunday School for all ages 10:30 a.m. Adult Sunday School Nursery Care Available Senior Pastor: Rev. Ronni Sue Verboom 630-584-6680 www.bakermemorialchurch.org

PRESBYTERIAN !

Fox Valley Presbyterian Church (USA) A Welcoming Church 227 East Side Dr., Geneva (630) 232-7448 (1 blk. N. of Rt. 38.) (630) 232-7448 www.fvpres.com 8:30 a.m. Worship (informal) 10:00 a.m. Worship (traditional) 10:00 a.m. Church school Nursery Care Provided 8:30-11:00 a.m. Adult Breakfast Club 8:30 a.m. Confirmation (7-8th grd.) 4:00 p.m. Youth Group 7:00 p.m. The Growing Place Weekday Preschool We are a Stephen Ministry Church

UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST !

Congregational Church of Batavia

21 S. Batavia Ave. (Rt. 31) Batavia 630-879-1999 www.congregationalchurch.org Interim Pastor, Greg Skiba Sunday Worship 9:00 & 10:30 am Nursery care available Sunday School 10:30 am for age 3-12th grade Wednesday 5-8 pm: LOGOS Children and Youth program Batavia Nursery School 630-879-9470


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