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Best of the Fox voting has begun Voting in the Kane County Chronicle’s 2013 Best of the Fox Readers’ Choice Awards has begun. The contest allows readers to vote for their favorite businesses in more than 100 categories, including bookstore, day spa, florist, sports bar and veterinary clinic. To vote now through April 30, visit www.kcchronicle. com/bestofthefox/vote. Those with questions about Best of the Fox may contact our promotions manager, Kelsey Rakers, at 630-845-5241

8LOCAL BRIEFS International films from festival to screen in Elgin ELGIN – From April 18 to 21, seven international films from the Chicago Latino Film Festival will be shown in Elgin. Most will be screened at the Marcus theaters, 111 S. Randall Road, Elgin, except the first film, which will be shown at Elgin Community College, 1700 Spartan Drive, Elgin. Films are in Spanish with English subtitles. Elgin Community College will be host for a reception beginning at 5 p.m. April 18. There will be special guests including visits from international filmmakers. Then at 7 p.m., the Mexican film “In the belly of the sky” will be screened. Discounts will be available to students with valid school IDs. For ticket information, call 800-344-0538. For a list of films, visit, or visit the Facebook page at Latino Film Festival Elgin.

Wellness Concepts to hold open house, party in STC ST. CHARLES – The Office of Wellness Concepts has planned an open house and 75th birthday party celebration for Dr. Martin Plotkin from 4 to 7 p.m. April 18 at 2075 Foxfield Road, suite 102, St. Charles. There is no cost. For information, visit

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EDITOR’S NOTEBOOK Kathy Gresey or ••• Fans of the Kane County Cougars – the Chicago Cubs’ Single-A affiliate – are invited to check out “Wrigley West,” a new Kane County Chronicle blog. “Wrigley West” is written by Chronicle sports reporter Kevin Druley and includes

quick-hit reads on Cougars’ happenings. You can read the blog by visiting www.kcchronicle. com/blogs/wrigley-west. Kevin will continue to update the blog as the Cougars move through their first season of affiliation with the Cubbies. ••• A reminder that the consolidated election will be Tuesday. Those still seeking information about the candidates are invited to check out the Kane County Chronicle’s

Election Central website at The site includes information about more than 100 candidates. Races featured on the site include those for city, village, school, township, park, library and other positions. Polls will be open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday.

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

8POLICE REPORTS Batavia • Nicholas R. Neubauer, 29, of the 2700 block of Sperry Court, Batavia, was charged Friday, March 29, with driving under the influence of alcohol, improper lane use, driving without lights when required and possession of a controlled substance. His passenger, Bradley J. Smith, of the 2000 block of Coastal Drive, Aurora, was charged with letting a subject drive who was under the influence of drugs or alcohol. • Vandals caused $300 damage to the Max Striedel Field at the Batavia Park District’s Prairie Path Park, 813 Mark Twain Trail. It was reported to police Thursday, March 28. A dugout bench was damaged along with a storage shed. Geneva • James P. Punis, 41, of the 100 block of South 14th Street, St. Charles, was charged Tuesday, March 26, with possession of drug paraphernalia and pipe and .5 grams of marijuana. • Sarah H. Ramier, 19, of the 0-100 block of West Hawthorne Lane, West Chicago, was charged

Sunday, March 24, with possession of drug equipment and 1.8 grams of marijuana. In the same incident, Stephen W. Lafleur, 19, of the 0N300 block of County Farm Road, Winfield, was charged with possession of 2.4 grams of marijuana. • Allen D. Murrell, 26, of the 700 block of Westfield Course, Geneva, was charged Sunday, March 24, with assault. According to police reports, Murrell yelled into someone’s face so they feared a battery was about to take place. • Joseph A. Pec, 36, of the 600 block of South River Street, Aurora, was charged Monday, March 25, with disorderly conduct. • Timothy R. Spears, 43, of the 700 block of Church Street, Batavia, was charged Monday, March 25, with possession of more than 2.5 grams but less than 10 grams of marijuana. Spears also was charged with improper use of a vehicle registration and operating a vehicle when the registration is expired. • Tabu H. Knight, 25, of the 8100 block of Chestnut Drive, Palos Hills, was charged Sunday, March 24, with possession of 1.5 grams of marijuana. • A window at the Mill Race Inn, 4

E. State St., was reported vandalized Sunday, March 24. • Richard M. Osburn, 62, of the 1700 block of South Fourth Place, St. Charles, was charged Friday, March 29, with driving under the influence, driving with a blood alcohol level of more than .08 percent, driving without insurance and failure to give information after striking property with his vehicle. According to a crash export, Osburn hit a light pole on the 600 block of South Third Street, 50 feet north of Route 31. St. Charles • Sasha I. Juarez, 21, of the 1800 block of Wessel Court, St. Charles, was arrested Wednesday, April 3, on a St. Charles warrant on a 2008 charge of theft.

• An item on the cover of the April 5 edition of the Kane County Chronicle requires a correction. The date on the cover was incorrect; it should have read April 5, 2013. • On page 17 of the April 5 edition of the Kane County Chronicle, the Kane County Cougars should have been referred to as a full-season, Class A team. The Chronicle regrets these errors. Please call errors to our attention by phone, 630-845-5355; or email,

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Where did you grow up? Carpentersville Who would play you in the movie of your life? Diane Lane First job? Baby-sitting As a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up? I don’t remember, but I did not become that. I am a project manager in the IT field.

A movie you’d recommend? “Must Love Dogs” Favorite charity? The American Red Cross, when they help rescue animals. It’s in my will. Hobbies? Stained glass making Favorite local restaurant? We just moved here so I don’t have one yet, but I like The Sycamore Cafe in Sycamore. My in-laws own it. What is an interesting factoid about yourself? I never ate Greek food until after I met my husband. The first time I had Thanksgiving with my husband’s family, we had goat instead of turkey. It’s a customary meal.


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Fox Trot 5K Run/Walk set for April 27 in Batavia WHAT: The Batavia Mothers’ Club Foundation will host its 13th annual Fox Trot 5K Run/ Walk. The 2013 CARA Certified Race features a course along the Fox River in downtown Batavia. Advance registration is encouraged. The cost is $25 per adult ($30 after April 23) and $8 per child ($10 after April 23). There is a $3 CARA member discount available only through advance registration. Funds raised through this event will support Batavia schools and other educational opportunities for local families. The first 400 registered participants are guaranteed a T-shirt and goodie bag. WHEN: The start time for the 5K is 8 a.m. April 27, with the noncompetitive walk starting immediately after at 8:05 a.m. WHERE: Batavia Riverwalk (Island Avenue and Houston Street in downtown Batavia) INFO: Register online at www.signmeup. com/89651. Registration will be accepted on race day from 6:30 to 7:40 a.m. at the event. For information or to register, visit

‘Ask A Lawyer Day’ coming April 13

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WHAT: On the second Saturday of each month, members of the public are encouraged to call 630-762-1900 during “Ask A Lawyer Day” for a free consultation with a volunteer attorney. There is a high call volume, so please keep trying if the phone lines are busy because volunteers are not able to retrieve messages left on the voice mail. WHEN: Between 9 a.m. and noon April 13

Wonders of Science Show on April 14 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

WHAT: Kane County Audubon will feature 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. Wednesday WHERE: Hickory Knolls Discovery Center, 3795 Campton Hills Road, St. Charles INFO: Call Bob Andrini at 630-584-8386.

Kite-flying event April 20 at Mount St. Mary Park WHAT: The St. Charles Park District has planned a kite-flying event. WHEN: Noon to 2 p.m. April 20 WHERE: Mount St. Mary Park, which is off Prairie State, east of Route 31 in St. Charles INFO: Advance registration is required for the free event, and it can be done at



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Police warn residents after garage burglaries KANE COUNTY CHRONICLE NORTH AURORA – The North Aurora Police Department is warning residents to make sure their garages are securely locked after three garage burglaries occurred Thursday night and Friday morning in the Tanner Trails subdivision while the residents were home. Two incidents occurred in the 500 block of Kelley Drive, where the offender entered through a side garage service door, according to a news release from the police department. In one incident, the offender broke

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into vehicles and stole a purse and a laptop computer. In the other incident, entry was made through the unlocked side service door, but nothing was stolen. In another case in the 2800 block of Berman Road, the offender entered through the unlocked side service door, but nothing was taken. The North Aurora Police Department offers free crime prevention surveys to its residents and businesses. To schedule a crime prevention survey, contact officer Robyn Stecklein at 630-8978705, ext. 716.

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59/37 McHenry Statistics through 4 p.m. yesterday Belvidere 60/39 Temperatures Waukegan 61/37 58/39 High/low ....................................... 49°/32° Normal high ......................................... 56° Rockford Crystal Lake Deerfield Record high .............................. 77° (1991) Algonquin 62/36 62/40 60/40 62/39 Normal low .......................................... 37° Hampshire Record low ............................... 17° (1995) Schaumburg 60/37 Elgin 62/40 Peak wind .......................... ENE at 15 mph 62/39 DeKalb Precipitation 62/40 Tri-Cities Chicago 24 hours through 4 p.m. yest. ........... 0.00” 62/40 64/41 Month to date ................................... 0.00” Normal month to date ....................... 0.53” Oak Park Year to date ...................................... 7.58” 64/42 Aurora Normal year to date .......................... 6.30” Dixon 63/37

UV Index

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Sandwich 64/38

Orland Park 64/43

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City Arlington Hts Aurora Deerfield Des Plaines Elgin Gary Hammond Janesville

Today Hi Lo W 61 41 c 64 38 c 60 40 c 63 41 c 62 39 c 64 42 c 66 50 c 60 39 c

Sunday Hi Lo W 52 36 pc 59 36 pc 51 36 pc 51 35 pc 57 34 pc 55 40 pc 69 53 c 57 35 pc

Today Hi Lo W 64 43 t 58 39 c 64 41 t 64 41 t 64 43 t 62 41 c 64 43 c 58 39 c

City Kankakee Kenosha La Salle Morris Munster Naperville Tinley Park Waukegan

Sunday Hi Lo W 62 40 pc 50 34 pc 63 42 pc 61 40 pc 57 39 pc 58 36 pc 57 39 pc 47 32 pc

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

Pollen Count Data as of Friday

Fld: flood stage. Prs: stage in feet at 7 a.m Friday. Chg: change in previous 24 hours. Station Fld Prs Chg Station Fld Prs Chg Algonquin................. 3....... 1.58...... -0.01 Montgomery........... 13..... 12.04...... -0.01 Burlington, WI ........ 11....... 8.20...... -0.16 New Munster, WI .... 19....... 9.12...... -0.33 Dayton ................... 12....... 7.59...... -0.04 Princeton .............. 9.5....... 7.06..... +0.24 McHenry .................. 4....... 2.70...... -0.01 Waukesha ................ 6....... 4.10...... -0.15

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Sunday 6:26 a.m. 7:25 p.m. 4:46 a.m. 4:57 p.m.





Today Hi Lo W 33 17 sn 70 51 s 56 36 s 64 39 pc 61 43 sh 50 36 s 66 42 s 64 41 c 68 51 c 79 63 pc 62 39 pc 66 41 pc 84 69 s 76 61 s 66 51 c 72 50 c 82 63 s 70 56 pc

Sunday Hi Lo W 28 16 sn 73 56 s 66 49 pc 62 33 sh 59 33 sh 56 46 pc 73 50 s 53 37 pc 65 52 c 78 66 c 64 39 pc 62 47 pc 84 68 s 78 64 c 65 54 c 71 56 sh 84 60 s 72 56 pc

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Sunday Hi Lo W 69 56 pc 81 68 pc 48 35 pc 51 38 pc 73 53 pc 76 63 pc 59 48 pc 74 60 c 67 49 sh 80 60 pc 64 51 pc 88 64 s 63 50 c 70 59 sh 62 41 pc 61 49 pc 51 38 r 68 52 pc

Sunday Hi Lo W 72 55 t 97 70 s 64 42 s 46 28 pc 72 52 s 95 68 s 37 16 sn 85 64 pc 76 51 s 50 37 c 57 43 c 95 80 s

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Today Hi Lo W 81 52 pc 39 28 c 81 70 pc 95 70 s 47 32 c 84 72 r 64 48 pc 48 36 r 90 80 t 75 57 sh 65 61 r 46 37 pc

Sunday Hi Lo W 79 52 s 38 26 pc 80 69 pc 97 70 s 51 36 pc 82 70 pc 66 45 pc 50 36 pc 89 79 t 76 55 pc 70 48 s 56 36 c

World Weather City Athens Baghdad Beijing Berlin Buenos Aires Cairo Calgary Jerusalem Johannesburg London Madrid Manila

Today Hi Lo W 73 59 pc 89 67 s 61 34 s 41 28 c 74 50 s 87 66 s 40 23 sf 69 57 s 73 50 s 50 30 c 55 32 pc 95 79 s

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Four vie for supervisor post By STEPHANIE KOHL SUGAR GROVE – Sugar Grove Township voters will choose from four candidates for township supervisor when they hit the polls Tuesday. Incumbent Harold Davis will face off against Tom Rowe, a current trustee, Scott Jesseman, also a current trustee, and newcomer Curt Karas in the consolidated election. Davis was appointed to the position in January to fill the vacancy created by the resignation of former Township Supervisor Dan Nagel. He previously had served as a trustee on the board. “I think I’ve got as much experience as anybody,” Davis said. “… Of those on the existing board now … they chose me to take the supervi-

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sor position.” If elected to retain his position, Davis will focus on adding more children’s and senior programs, as well as creating community events to attract more people to the area. He added a “centralized, unified approach with other taxing bodies,” like the village, park district and library, would allow them to make these additions without additional funds. Rowe has served as a trustee since January, when

he was appointed to fill a vacancy. Before to that, he served as township clerk for 12 years. “I just want to continue to serve the residents of Sugar Grove,” the recent retiree said. If elected, Rowe said he will focus on more senior programming, especially revisiting transportation services for seniors and those with disabilities. “My top priority is to continue to enhance and support the senior program here in the township,” he said. “… We want more than just roads and bridges and assessments.” Jesseman has been a trustee for more than three years. He also was appointed to fill a vacancy. If elected, he said he wants to work toward a more transparent government.

“Basically, I just want open and honest government,” he said. He said he wants to use the township’s website to make information more readily available and attract more people to meetings. “I care about what happens to the area,” he said. “My goal is to represent anyone that wants better government.” Karas said he has attended meetings for several months and is concerned about accounting issues within the township. “I can see they need some help with their internal controls and accounting practices,” he said. “My primary goal is to get an accounting system going.” Karas, a CPA, said his professional experience would help the board implement an accounting system.

NIU College of Law to open Aurora legal clinic AURORA – The Northern Illinois University College of Law will open a free legal clinic this fall in Aurora, focusing on issues that may contribute to health problems in the area’s indigent population. NIU Law will partner with Hesed House – a comprehensive homeless resource center in Aurora that will house the clinic – and Aunt Martha’s Health Center. The new NIU College of Law/Hesed House Community Law Center is a legal-medical partnership clinic that will feature teams consisting of a lawyer and law students, medical professionals and social workers who together will address the legal, medical and social needs of its clients. For information, contact Anita Maddali at 815-753-0207 or amaddali@

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virtual charter school would help an at-risk student catch up. As to common core learning standards being implemented in schools statewide, all the candidates supported the new, rigorous requirements. “Common core standards start the building blocks for our children and what they end up being later in life,” Dresser said. “We have to set that foundation so we can build on it.” The candidates also supported the district’s current policy of abating taxes, and said that it did not affect the ability to teach students. “We take available money above $15 million from the ed fund to apply to long-term debt,” Wilson said. “We are spending money we need to spend to educate students. We found other ways to reduce our expenses.” Lamb agreed that reducing the debt did not affect the academic success of students. “Paying the debt down puts us in a stronger financial position,” Lamb said.

Cabeen said he would favor drawing down the district’s reserves “at a reasonable rate” to decrease the debt. Garrett said he wants to see the debt paid down faster. To a question of how to facilitate more open communication between the board, administration, teachers and the community, candidates had varying ideas. “You can’t please all the people all the time,” Dresser said. “Everything has to funnel in and work to a common goal.” Garrett said explanations of the debt and tax levy could be easier to understand with the use of colored graphs and website improvements. Grosso said in the past four years, the school board has “made some great leaps in improving communications” with its website, newsletter and public forums. “I don’t believe you could ever have enough,” Juby said. “I also believe board members should have the ability to talk to teachers … and get their ideas.”

All the candidates said they did not support the practice of pension spiking – that is, increasing a teacher’s or administrator’s salary at the end of his or her working years to hike their benefits in retirement. “I believe in paying a fair and competitive wage so we do not have to spike it,” Lamb said. “We need to work with our teachers … to see they are fairly compensated and can afford to retire,” Wilson said. Although District 304 spends below the state average per pupil, the candidates praised the district’s quality of education. “We do a ... good job delivering a quality education for less money,” Juby said. “We are proof you don’t need to spend more to get a better education,” Garrett said. “Geneva is recognized as one of the top schools in Kane County and Illinois,” Grosso said. “It’s a tribute to our teachers, administrators and staff for doing an outstanding job of doing more with less.”


Fire chief takes control of ESDA By ERIC SCHELKOPF BATAVIA – Batavia ESDA, a volunteer organization, now is under the direction of Batavia Fire Chief Randy Deicke as a result of changes the Batavia City Council approved this week. Aldermen approved the changes at their meeting Monday. Deicke noted the issue has been discussed for the past few years. In a memo to aldermen and

Batavia Mayor Jeff Schielke, Deicke said the changes were needed to ensure “oversight of personnel and equipment being operated on public streets, as well as compliance with normal financial safeguards. The absence of such oversight can expose the city to legal and/or political liability.” Batavia ESDA now will be run by Deicke as part of his duties. In addition, an ESDA manager position will be created. Deicke said the ESDA manager would be a civilian

volunteer, working with him and the ESDA volunteers. “Volunteerism is one of the key strengths of Batavia, and we feel this would help foster that volunteer spirit,” Deicke said. Some of the duties of Batavia ESDA include developing, maintaining and operating the city’s outdoor warning siren system and developing and conducting emergency management training and education programs for city personnel and residents.

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ST. CHARLES – Most candidates for the Geneva School District 304 board said they supported core curriculum standards and holding the line on taxes while maintaining academic programs. But they do not support a virtual charter school. Incumbents Mark Grosso, board president, and William Wilson – along with candidates Robert Cabeen, Fred Dresser, Daniel Garrett, David Lamb and Leslie Juby – participated in a forum sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Central Kane County this week at the Kane County Branch Court in St. Charles. Wilson is seeking a fourth term and Grosso his second term. Juby had previously served on the board. Missing from the lineup was candidate Jeff DiOrio, who was coaching a chess tournament, officials said. The eight candidates are seeking four four-year terms in Tuesday’s consolidated

election. As to an application by Virtual Learning Solutions to establish a virtual charter school for District 304 and 17 other Fox Valley districts, Cabeen said he would not support it. “The one proposed now is a terrible arrangement,” Cabeen said. “It takes money and control and gives it to an institution in Virginia where the CEO makes $6 million.” Dresser, Garrett, Lamb and Juby also were not in favor of the proposal. In particular, Dresser said he could not see how a child in the early primary grades could learn without one-on-one interaction with a teacher. “I have a real problem with public money going to private concerns that can show no data of doing it better than public schools,” Juby said. Wilson and Grosso said they expect to vote on the application at Monday’s school board meeting. Grosso said he would not disagree with the other candidates, and Wilson said he had questions about how the

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good opportunity because of where we are on [Interstate] 88.” He also said there needs to be continual improvement of the Route 31 corridor, including burying the overhead power lines along the corridor. “It would be nice to clean it up,” Faber said. “It is kind of the center of town.” Gaffino, who is finishing his second term, said the board

he said. Gaffino said he wants to see a developer come in with plans to improve Route 31. “Just burying the power lines, that would probably be a start,” he said. He also said the village needs to continue to be concerned with its infrastructure. Gaffino said replacing the village’s street lights with LED lights could result in signifi-

Road, Geneva, with the Rev. Steve Okpisz officiating. Burial will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery, Elwood. The visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Yurs Funeral Home, 405 E. Main St., (corner of Routes 64 and 25), St. Charles. Contributions may be made to Carriage Oaks, 1500 S. 14th St., St. Charles, IL 60174; or Faith Lutheran Church, 1745 Kaneville Road, Geneva, IL 60134. For information, call Yurs Funeral Home of St. Charles at 630-584-0060 or visit www. Please sign the guest book at

of Conrad Peter and Alma Lucille (Swanson) Becker (deceased). In 1949, in Grandville, Mich., she married Donald Dale Kuipers. Franny had been a resident of Jackson County for the past three years but spent most of her life living first in Michigan, Illinois, Wisconsin and then her favorite state of Florida. Franny is survived by her children, Gail D. (Bob) Speer, Karen J. (Lee) Backey, Kathryn A. (John) Rummery-Schafer, Wade M. (Kim) Kuipers and Dale N. Kuipers; 13 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; a brother, D. Wendell Becker; and a sister, Doris V. Schweikl. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Dennis Piron and Thomas Reimer; twin brothers, Dick and Robert Becker; and her twin brother, Frank Merlin Becker. Franny put herself through beauty school in Aurora while raising her five children working out of her home beauty shop. After her children were grown, she felt a new career in real estate was perfect for her, passing the exam the first time around, and listing and selling many homes in Fort Myers, Fla. Franny loved to fish, play golf and go on cruises. Ever a sports fan, she loved cheering for the Chicago Cubs and Bears. Franny loved to cook and taught her three daughters the art. She enjoyed her sweets and had a fondness for chocolate chip cookies and turtle

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cant cost savings. Cavender said he would be leery of plans to bury the power lines given the likely price tag. In 2008, it was estimated it would cost more than $1 million to bury the Route 31 poles. “I know that is a very expensive undertaking,” he said. “That’s an awfully big chunk to get rid of some overhead

poles.” Cavender said the village needs to pay more attention to its streets, especially on the east side, where he lives. “It seems like our streets don’t get much attention until they are literally falling apart,” he said. Lowery said he wants to bring more businesses to the village to provide property tax relief. He said Route 31 needs to be improved to attract more businesses. “Route 31 is so ugly,” he said. “It deters businesses from wanting to come there.” He has lived in North Aurora for 10 years. “It’s a great village to live in,” Lowery said. “I would like to see it prosper and grow.”

8OBITUARIES JOANNE K. (KUNSTMAN) MEHRING Born: Jan. 21, 1931: in Decatur Died: April 5, 2013; in St. Charles ST. CHARLES – Joanne K. (Kunstman) Mehring, 82, of St. Charles, died Friday, April 5, 2013, at Brighton Gardens in St. Charles. She was born Jan. 21, 1931, in Decatur. Joanne graduated from St. Charles High School in 1949. After high school, she received a bachelor’s degree in English from Concordia College in Moorhead, Minn. Later she received her master’s degree in library science from Catholic University in Washington, D.C. She was a librarian for many years on the east coast of the United States. She also was a member of Faith Lutheran Church in Geneva and a former member of the American Library Association. She is survived by her husband, Frank; and two stepsons, Mark (Donna) Mehring of St. Charles and Allan (Tammy) Mehring of Chicago Ridge. She was preceded in death by her parents, Otto C. Kunstman and Ruth Davis Kunstman; and her stepfather, Charles Davis. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday, April 8, at Faith Lutheran Church, 1745 Kaneville

FRANCES ‘FRANNY’ REIMER Born: Oct. 14, 1933; in Grand Rapids, Mich. Died: March 22, 2013; in Seymour, Ind. BROWNSTOWN, Ind. – Mrs. Frances “Franny” Reimer, 79, of Brownstown’s Hoosier Christian Village, passed away Friday, March 22, 2013, at Schneck Medical Center, Seymour, Ind. Franny was born Oct. 14, 1933, in Grand Rapids, Mich., the daughter

candies, but her greatest fondness was sending handwritten letters and photos to her children and grandchildren. A family celebration of Franny’s life will be later in April 2013 in the Florida Keys. Her final resting place will be in the warm ocean waters off the Florida coast which had been a place of solace and relaxation throughout her life. Memorials may be written to the Alzheimer’s Association. All services have been entrusted to caring staff of Voss Funeral Service and Tri-County Crematory in Seymour. A complete obituary may be viewed on the funeral home website at www.vossfuneralservice. com. Please sign the guest book at

HERMAN I. WECK Born: March 20, 1921; in Kirchberg, Saxony, Germany Died: March 28, 2013; in Geneva GENEVA – Herman I. Weck died peacefully March 28, 2013, in Geneva. He was the loving husband of Barbara D. (Fiola) Weck, who died in 1995. Herman is survived by his brother, Egon Weck of Falls Church,

Va.; all five of his children, Edward Weck, J. David Weck, Eric Weck, Margaret Weck and Elizabeth (Weck) Thill; six grandchildren; and one great-grandson. Born March 20, 1921, in Kirchberg, Saxony, Germany, he was a naturalized U.S. citizen who immigrated to Passaic, N.J., with his parents and brother in 1928. He graduated with a B.S. from Columbia University and received his M.S. in chemical engineering from Purdue University in 1948. He met and married Barbara while working in the research lab at the Standard Oil of Indiana Whiting refinery. He worked his entire career with Standard Oil – Amoco Oil, registering several patents for crude oil processing. The family moved to Bismarck, N.D., where he worked as the operations engineer at the Mandan, N.D., refinery for 10 years before moving to Flossmoor and working in Chicago. After his retirement from Amoco Oil in 1983, he and Barbara enjoyed international travel, the opera and philately. A private memorial service will be held by the family at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations to The Lyric Opera of Chicago, www. aspx, would be greatly appreciated. Please sign the guest book at

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NORTH AURORA – How to bring more business and industry to the village is one of the main issues facing the four candidates running for three seats on the North Aurora Village Board. Village trustees Mark Gaffino and Chris Faber are running for re-election. Also in the race are Michael Lowery and Allen Cavender (not pictured). Faber, who has been on the Village Board for four years, said he wants to see the village attract more industry to create jobs. “We’ve got some pretty prime industrial real estate,” Faber said. “We’ve got a pretty

needs to be open to developer requests when they come to the village. “I think we have to be open to listening to them and working with them,”

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“Kill-deer!” “Kill-deer! Kill-deer! Killdeer!” Yep, there’s no doubt. The killdeer have returned. These medium-sized birds, members of the plover family, are famous for their namesake call – and for their propensity for repeating it over and over. And over. I first started hearing them around Hickory Knolls a couple of weeks ago – right after coyotes killed a deer in one of the nearby athletic fields. Even though these birds look like they should be running along a beach – which would make sense because most plovers are shorebirds – killdeer are an undeniable, and increasingly obvious, element of our local landscape. Male killdeer typically call from the air while circling over their territories, repeating the two notes ad nauseum. In fact, the killdeer’s scientific name, Charadrius vociferus, means noisy plover. Listen for killdeer when-

an advantage. In addition, killdeer are masters of hiding in plain sight. They invest little time in nest building, instead relying on camouflage to keep their speckled eggs safe. Well, camouflage and one other quality: a remarkable acting ability. If you’ve ever approached a killdeer nest, you’ve likely witnessed this bird’s theatrics. Mom and Dad Killdeer are adept at feigning injury, that is, scuttling about with one wing dragging, as if broken. The hobbling and thrashing is an impressive performance indeed, one that often succeeds in luring away the perceived threat. But if more drama is needed, killdeer are prepared. The birds also will sit on a pretend nest that is some distance from where the actual nest is located, then dart to another spot and plop down again. After several rounds of running and plopping, predators and people alike – present company included – often get confused as to where the actual nest is.

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Finding a water supply Firefighters without access to hydrants get creative by using creeks, ponds By NICOLE WESKERNA


elly Callaghan said there are times local firefighters must put out fires without access to a hydrant. Facing that challenge, they sometimes have to be creative when it comes to finding a water supply. Callaghan, chief of the Elburn & Countryside Fire Protection District, said fire hydrants are absent in about 75 percent of the district’s coverage area. In those instances, creeks and ponds often become the department’s source of water to fight fires. When it comes to extinguishing fires without access to a hydrant, fire departments are faced with challenges. Departments have thorough processes to ensure they have enough water to adequately snuff out a fire as efficiently as possible. Alan Isberg, fire marshal with the Elburn & Countryside Fire Protection District, said the fire district in recent years has been ramping up efforts to increase locations where firefighters can access rural water supplies, such as creeks and man-made ponds. Since 2005, the district started making agreements with residents and businesses that allow firefighters to access a pond or pool of water on their property. Many of the sites have a draft fire hydrant – also known as a dry fire hydrant – that firefighters can hook up to when they’re not near a regular hydrant. A draft hydrant allows firefighters to siphon water directly from a pond or other body of water. Isberg said the need to create more rural water supplies became “much more apparent” after a Kaneville barn fire in 2005 that killed 33 horses. With no fire hydrants nearby, firefighters hauled more than 100,000 gallons of water from rural water supplies to put out the fire. Despite those efforts, the horses perished and the

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A tender carrying water was needed to fight a house fire in Maple Park in August 2011. Firefighters from several area departments including South Elgin, Geneva, Big Rock, Pingree Grove and Maple Park extinguished a fully engulfed house fire on Thatcher Road in Maple Park. When it comes to extinguishing fires without access to a hydrant, fire departments are faced with challenges. barn could not be salvaged. The district now has about a dozen such agreements with those who have water supplies on their property, cutting down the time it takes to run between the water supply site and the location of the fire. The district has more than 60 access points to other sites that aren’t on private property. “To connect to a fire hydrant is very quick,” Isberg said. “To set up a foldable tank, dump water into it, lay the lines out and draw water out takes time. Our guys practice a lot of that, but it still takes time.” Some rural water sources are available only certain times of the year. A creek, for instance, isn’t much use in winter or when there’s a drought. An iced-over pond creates the extra step of having to drill through the ice.

Fog, a dirt road or a winding 3,330-foot driveway also can slow the process of getting water to a rural fire. Fire hydrants in cities such as St. Charles are hooked to the city’s water system. John Lamb, environmental services manager for St. Charles, said the city has about 220 miles of water main with about 12,000 hydrant connections. In rural areas where there is no centralized water system, a third-party utility company is responsible for maintaining fire hydrants. That’s the case for the Whitmore Place subdivision in St. Charles Township, but a developer usually has to initiate that partnership. “If a developer doesn’t get a private organization in there to plug into sewer and water, they just don’t have it,” said Ron Johnson, St. Charles Township highway commis-

sioner. Kenneth Anderson, manager of Kane County’s subdivision and special projects division, said instances in which a private organization maintains fire hydrants are rare. Greg Benson, fire chief for the Fox River & Countryside Fire and Rescue District, said about 85 percent of the district’s coverage area has no fire hydrant access. “In a lot of rural areas, the fact that they don’t have water can be a significant challenge,” he said. “It requires a different deployment and that’s really the biggest thing. It’s not better; it’s not worse – it’s just different.” The Fox River & Countryside Fire and Rescue District and the Elburn & Countryside Fire Protection District rely on maps of rural water access points to find water.

Isberg said having more rural water access points not only enhances public safety but also brings homeowner insurance rates down. He said he hopes to continue to work with developers, businesses and other property owners to install man-made ponds or allow the fire department access to existing ponds. He said the district created an action plan a few years ago to work with those parties, and if that plan was fully implemented, homeowners could see significant insurance savings. By insurance standards, which require a hydrant within 1.5 miles of a house, Isberg said the district is close to having 90 percent coverage. “It has taken eight-plus years to get to this point,” he said. “Our goal is to get up to 95 percent [coverage]. We’ve asked the public, builders and developers to help us out.”




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CAMPTON HILLS – State transportation planners will be watching one of western Kane County’s busier intersections in coming years to gauge just how area drivers react to the first roundabout intersection to be built on a state highway in the Chicago area. Next week, the County Board will vote on an agreement with the state of Illinois that would allow the county to use about $2.13 million in state and federal road construction money to reconstruct the intersection of Burlington Road and Route 47. The Kane County Division of Transportation has worked for years on plans to improve the busy intersection at the northwest edge of Campton Hills. As traffic at the intersection increased, so, too, did accidents. The Illinois Department of Transportation installed stop signs on Route 47 at the intersection, but that hampered traffic flow. Traditionally, KDOT would seek to install traffic lights to ease both problems. But county planners instead settled on a plan for a roundabout, which KDOT believes will improve safety, save money and reduce congestion because of its shape. The roundabout would feed traffic through the intersection at reduced speeds in a constant, counterclockwise direction. Under the design, traffic would be fed around a large circle, with oncoming vehicles yielding to those already in the circle. KDOT Director Carl Schoedel said the roundabout

also would be designed to accommodate large vehicles, such as farming implements and semitrailers. The project would cost the county $308,149. The proposal drew criticism at a recent County Board committee meeting, at which some board members worried the roundabout would accomplish none of KDOT’s goals. “I don’t think this is going to move as smoothly as people think,” said board member Cristina Castro, D-Elgin. The plan has earned the support of IDOT, said John Baczek, section chief for IDOT’s project and environmental studies. “They [KDOT] went through a process that we supported, and we have concurred with their conclusion,” Baczek said. He noted roundabouts have been used successfully in other states, including Wisconsin. And Baczek said there are plans in place for other roundabouts in the state’s highway system, including at U.S. 20 and Harmony Road in McHenry County. “We’re learning more about them [roundabouts], and Kane County decided to add them to the mix of tools at these kinds of intersections,” Baczek said. He said IDOT does not have a preference for either traffic signals or roundabouts at intersections such as Burlington Road and Route 47. “We evaluate them on a case-by-case basis,” he said. But he said IDOT will be interested to see how traffic flows through the Kane County roundabout, should it be constructed as KDOT has planned in coming years.

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OPINIONS LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Sincere involvement in the election process To the Editor: The following is a letter of gratitude to the people of St. Charles. As the 2013 municipal election draws to a close, I would like to thank the fine people of St. Charles now for their patience, their kindness and their genuine interest in Tuesday’s election. To the residents in the 5th Ward, thank you for opening up the door when I knocked and for the courtesy you showed me as I told you why I want to be re-elected. We had wonderful conversations about the city of St. Charles, its past and its future. I want to continue to give to the community of St. Charles where I was born and raised – a community of caring people who give of themselves to make St. Charles the best it can be. Thank you again for your kind consideration and your sincere involvement in the election process. Election day is Tuesday; please remember to vote. Alderman Maureen Lewis St. Charles 5th Ward


Very little confidence in online charter school On the surface, the proposal to create the Illinois Virtual Charter School at Fox River Valley appears as shiny as an apple on a teacher’s desk. The nonprofit that would govern it, Virtual Learning Solutions, and the company that would provide administrative and curriculum support, K12 Inc., promise to provide engaging, technology-driven education tailored to each pupil. All teachers would be credentialed and live in Illinois. Students would spend at least six hours daily on coursework and have a learning coach, likely a parent, to keep track of attendance and progress. They are seeking approval from 18 area school districts – including Batavia School District 101, Geneva School District 304, Kaneland School

District 302 and St. Charles School District 303 – to enroll their students. But peel below the glare coming off that apple, and you’ll find what could turn out to be a rotten core. Providing a solid education for its children is the highest priority for any community and cannot be entrusted to just anyone. To say we have concerns about K12 – a for-profit, Virginia-based company with a troubling track record – is an understatement. K12 is under investigation by the Florida Department of Education for reportedly using uncertified teachers and falsifying records to show teachers had taught students when they had not. The National Collegiate Athletic Association will no longer accept certain cred-

its offered by K12. And a 2012 study by the National Education Policy Center at the University of Colorado found only 27.7 percent of K12’s schools made adequate yearly progress in 2010-11, versus 52 percent of public schools. Virtual Learning Solutions and K12 representatives unsatisfactorily answered questions when those 18 districts held public hearings in March on the proposal; instead, late this week, they gave a nearly 1,100page packet to those districts’ superintendents that purported to provide answers. The financing of the proposed charter is of concern, too – up to $8,000 would be siphoned away from local districts for every student who attends the virtual school. School districts are strug-

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gling financially because of decreased and late funding from the state. The loss of funding would be easier to accept if that money would go to an online school that holds some promise of student success. But we have no reason to expect that can be accomplished by K12. Why should precious taxpayer money go to a for-profit, out-of-state company that can’t answer in a timely fashion the most basic questions about how it would provide a compelling education for its students? Those 18 districts are set to vote on the proposal this month, some as soon as Monday. We implore our local boards to vote against it, even though Virtual Learning Solutions has said it would appeal any denials to the state.

Parents should have options about how their children are educated. Competition for students should lead to improved public schools that don’t want to lose state funding if their population declines. We believe technology must be integrated into all education options, and realize some of today’s students may learn better online than in a physical classroom. But the inability to assure student success – combined with the disrespectful attitude and unacceptable lack of transparency Virtual Learning Solutions and K12 have demonstrated toward local school districts, and the questionable practices of K12 – ensures that we cannot support Illinois Virtual Charter School at Fox River as a valid option.

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8SOUND OFF Batavians, have you been to Elburn lately? Within a half-mile, they have a family restaurant, gas station, [an ice cream parlor], bank, rustic family-friendly pub, pizza parlor, breakfast cafe, barber shop, award-winning fresh meat market and a lovely old home converted to sell antiques. They have sidewalks with no bump-outs and designated handicap parking on the street. They don’t have brick streets and arches to attract people. They don’t need them. If you want more, drive a half-mile farther, and they have a Jewel, a Walgreens and a McDonald’s. Wake up, Batavia City Council.

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become more like the federal government of spend, spend and more spending.

Fairness for the city taxpayers? In response to “A good vote for fairness,” I understand the person calling is obviously a city employee, and he thinks that candidate for mayor would be a good vote for fairness for city employees. But what about fairness for the city taxpayers?

sides, down and up. I see no necessity for that. It’s going to cost a lot of money. They are getting $1.5 million from the government. But where is the other $2 million coming from? I think this is very unkind to those business people. I go to the dentist at the bottom of the street, and I can hardly park there now. How can you put bump-outs on that street? How are you going to plow it? What are they going to with these trees? It makes no sense. I hope they do not do it.

Don’t do it I’m calling in reference to the city putting bump-outs on Wilson Street hill. I think Wilson Street, I’ve lived there all my life, and I’m 77, is the main thoroughfare through Batavia. And they are thinking of putting bump-outs on the north side of the street? Planting trees? Widening the sidewalk? Disrupting those fine business people? I do business with Olmstead’s, and I have for years. My dentist is at the end of the street, where there are bump-outs on both

How sad it is I’m calling about the person who called in and insinuated it was the liberals responsible for the Kane County building having a “spring holiday.” As sad as it is, this has been going on for a long time. We are told we need to be politically correct. I do not, and never have, gone along with this. I don’t say happy holidays, I respond with Merry Christmas. I don’t say winter break, I say Christmas break. We are not supposed to offend people, but

what about me and all the other Christians? If certain religions don’t like ours, then don’t look at it and don’t listen to it. And what happened to majority rules? This isn’t the fault of liberals, conservatives or independents. If you have lived in St. Charles for any length of time, you would remember when Robert Sherman, who is an atheist, forced our town to take down a lighted cross that was put up every Christmas because it was on a city building. It had been there forever. If you don’t like it, don’t look at it. By the way, I am a conservative.

Attend the meeting I’m calling to suggest that the people in the city of Batavia get off their bottoms and get down to City Hall on the 30th of April at 7 o’clock at the council chambers and voice their opinions about the fiasco that’s going on about the bump-outs at Wilson Street. The arch and streetscape was bad enough. We’re spending a lot of money. Citizens and taxpayers of Batavia need to get down there and voice their opinion. They have that right. ... See you downtown.

Man with a plan The man with a plan. The man for the job. Military high, can’t deny. Businessman, unique. Knows how to budget for the goal, not nugget. Intelligent and a new face for the race. Time for a change for the long-term range. Vote for Jake Wyatt for mayor of St. Charles.

Cook-off to give some proceeds to LivingWell ST. CHARLES – Firin’ Up the BBQ Cook-off has announced that LivingWell Cancer Resource Center will receive a portion of the event’s proceeds. The cook-off is set for the first full weekend after July 4 at Charlestowne Mall, 3800 E. Main St., St. Charles. Up to 48 teams from around the county will compete in the Kansas City Barbeque Society’s cook-off. The prize package will be $10,000. For details about the event or to volunteer, visit or contact Julie Farris at info@firinupthefox. com or 630-233-4746.

ProActive Kids to launch new location in STC ST. CHARLES – ProActive Kids Foundation has announced it is launching a new location at the Pottawatomie Community Center, 8 North Ave., St. Charles, to help tackle the Kane County’s childhood obesity issues. Cadence will use the location as referral program for their patients (ages 8 to 14) who are struggling with unhealthy weight and looking to adopt and maintain a healthier lifestyle. ProActive Kids will enroll 20 children per location for its spring session, scheduled to begin April 15. Parents can enroll their children online at A referral from the child’s primary care physician is required.

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In 40 years, the Killdeer’s numbers have increased in the county • OTTO Continued from page 11 If the killdeer’s success is measured – not in acting awards – but by statistics, it would appear that the bird is doing just fine. According to Kane County Audubon’s Spring Bird Count data, killdeer numbers have increased fairly steadily

over that past 40 years, from a low of 13 birds spotted in 1973 to a high of 161 counted in 2008. Life is not all sunshine and rainbows for this plucky little plover. Coyotes and feral cats take their toll, preying not only on the play-acting parents but also their precocial young, which can walk around and feed themselves soon after

hatching. In fact, it’s estimated that killdeer may make as many as six nesting attempts before successfully fledging one chick. Keep your eyes open for killdeer in the sort of places you’d expect – such as meadows and mudflats – as well as unexpected spots – such as the parking lot by the PetSmart on Randall

Road, where I saw a killdeer the other day. Killdeer are brown on top and white underneath, with two characteristic black bands across their throat and chest. They also have longish legs that they use to scurry across the ground and chase after their insect prey. Keep your ears open, day and night, for this bird that – did I mention? – is not shy

of announcing its presence. “Killdeer! Killdeer! Killdeer!” Killdeer.

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Where is the city of Batavia and the City Council spending all the money that is being spent or will be spent? The City Council uses TIF money for the streetscape and arch project. It must be obvious that downtown needs the TIF money more than schools, park districts and libraries. But now the City Council is proposing an economic development officer. Including salary and benefits, this position will cost the city around $100,000. Will this individual finally have the former Wickes furniture store, Circuit City, Avenue Chevy, plus all the vacant storefronts in downtown and Randall Road filled with retail tax producers? Isn’t this just another duplication of efforts that the Batavia Chamber and Batavia MainStreet are trying to do? Batavia does not need to

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Being on the Sports Performance Elite club volleyball team helped Rosary senior libero Katie Baki earn a spot on Southern Illinois, writes sports editor Jay Schwab. PAGE 20



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Rock Shoulders delivers again for the Kane County Cougars, who suffered their second straight loss to start the season after falling 4-1 to the Quad City River Bandits. PAGE 19

The Geneva baseball team struggles against Lake Park pitcher Mark Pall, who limited the Vikings to one hit in a shutout victory in the Upstate Eight Conference crossover game. PAGE 21



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Boehmer, Saints handle Hawks

Today’s Schedule Men’s college basketball NCAA Division I tournament, Final Four, Louisville vs. Wichita State and Michigan vs. Syracuse, at Atlanta, 5 p.m., CBS Pro hockey Blackhawks at Nashville, 2 p.m., CSN Pro baseball Seattle at White Sox, 12:10 p.m., CSN+ St. Louis at San Francisco, 2:30 p.m., FOX Cubs at Atlanta, 6 p.m., WGN Kansas City at Philadelphia or Cleveland at Tampa Bay, 6 p.m., MLB Pro basketball Philadelphia at Miami, 6:30 p.m., ESPN Golf PGA Tour, Texas Open, third round, noon, TGC; 2 p.m., NBC

By MICHAEL GIBBS BARTLETT – St. Charles East righty Mike Boehmer threw 23 pitches in relief Thursday, but he was strong enough to not only start Friday against Bartlett, but go five scoreless innings in helping lead his team to a 5-2 Upstate Eight Conference crossover win. Boehmer threw just 60 pitches during his five innings, giving up only two hits and a walk while striking out four. He and reliever Troy Dyhkuis overcame five Saints errors. The Saints’ defense did redeem itself somewhat by turning two double plays. “I felt good,” Boehmer said of his second start of the season. “I’ve mostly pitched in relief so far this season, so it was nice to finally get a start. I had everything working for me. Fastball was there, definitely. Changeup I threw every once in a while; kept that down. Curveball was also working for me.” “I don’t strike out many. I work with control and get a lot of groundouts. It is great when you have a defense that can turn two double plays like we did today.” Saints coach Len Asquini said he pulled Boehmer only because he pitched a day earlier. “Good pitching performance by our starter,” Asquini said. “Boy, was he effective. Very, very happy with how Michael has thrown for us so far. And wonderful to see Troy Dykhuis come in for those next two and get his work done, as well. He has been a little bit hurt [arm], so it was nice to get him out on the hump.” East (3-4, 2-1 UEC River) staked Boehmer to a 3-0 first-inning lead off Bartlett starter Doug VanDyke when, with two outs, Nicholas Erickson singled and Joe Hoscheit reached on an error. Brian Sobieski’s single knocked in Erickson with the game’s first run, Nick Huskisson singled home Hoscheit and Sobieski

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TOP: St. Charles East’s Jack Dellostritto gets Bartlett’s Jake Barrutia out at second Friday during the Saints’ 5-2 win over the Hawks in Bartlett. BOTTOM: St. Charles East’s Anthony Sciarrino catches a ball in the outfield.

“It was a little scary [in the bottom of the seventh], but I knew we could get it done.” Mike Boehmer St. Charles right-handed pitcher

crossed the plate on a wild pitch. “It feels great,” Boehmer said of walking to the mound in the first inning with a three-run lead. “We can just play our normal game.” In the fifth inning, Erickson and Hoscheit singled and Sobieski walked to load the bases. Brannon Barry singled home Erickson and Hoscheit scored on an error.

Bartlett (2-2, 1-2 UEC Valley) rallied in the seventh with two singles and two Saints errors bringing home a run A single by Bartlett’s Mike Wick brought home the Hawks’ second run, but Sam Franco was caught rounding third base too far, and was tagged out to end the game. “It was a little scary [in the bottom of the seventh], but I knew we could get it

done,” Boehmer said. “We had some defensive miscues today that kept them in the game,” Asquini said. “On the flip side, we also took advantage of those miscues on the other end.” Bartlett coach Chris Pemberton was disappointed with his team’s effort. “We were optimistic striking out the first two [batters] of the game, but we had some major defensive lapses,” he said. “We have to come ready to play day in and day out. We know we have a rigorous schedule in conference. We can’t take anything for granted. Today we didn’t have the right mindset to have a solid baseball game.” Erickson and Barry were each 3 for 4 and Sobieski went 1 for 2 with two walks.

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Cougars manager Mark Johnson said. “That’s what we’ve been doing lately.” Kane County out-hit Quad Cities, 10-7, with Darvill (3 for 4) and catcher Chadd Krist (2 for 3) leading the way. Krist also threw out a would-be base stealer in support of starter Tayler Scott, a South African right-hander pitching in cold weather for the first time. “It was new to me. It took some time getting used to, but the ball moves a lot in this weather, which is nice,” Scott said. Scott took a no decision, spacing an unearned run, four hits and six strikeouts in six innings in his Midwest League debut. The 20-year-old only began playing organized baseball at 16. Scott embraced soccer growing up, playing forward for various club teams in his native Johannesburg. At 14, he traveled to the U.S. for a two-week baseball camp, having only played the sport recreationally. A few weeks later, former major league left-hander and renowned pitching guru Tom House was imploring Scott’s parents to send him to an American high school. The family followed through when Scott was 16. The Cubs drafted Scott out of Notre Dame Prep in Scottsdale, Ariz., in the fifth round in 2011, and he was a rotation mainstay when Short-A Boise advanced to the Northwest League championship series last season.

Cougars (RHP Jose Arias) vs. Quad Cities (LHP Colton Cain), 1 p.m. today, AM-1280.

Turnstile report Friday’s crowd of 1,586 pushed the Cougars’ season total to 6,548 fans in two openings. Kane County attracted 6,572 fans through two games last season.

Cubs celebrity watch A Cougars official said that was Cubs director of player development Brandon Hyde under all those layers of clothing.

Sight seen Mascot Ozzie T. Cougar returned to his home white Cougars jersey top after donning a blue Cubs jersey on Opening Day. During the seventh inning stretch, the Cougars’ T-shirt gunner blasted one would-be souvenir out of the stadium.

Cubs brass will be excited because Right-hander Tayler Scott shined in his Midwest League debut, scattering an unearned run, Tayler Scott four hits and six strikeouts in a six-inning no-decision.


TODAY Baseball: St. Charles East at Glenbard North, 11 a.m. (DH); Rolling Meadows at St. Charles North, 10 a.m.; Sterling at Kaneland, noon; Marmion at Maryville Daily Times Baseball Classic (at Maryville, Tenn.); Aurora Central Catholic at Tuscola Invite (at Tuscola); Aurora Christian vs. Marquette, 10 a.m. (at Westminster Christian); Aurora Christian at Westminster Christian, 12:30 p.m. Softball: Kaneland at Batavia (DH), 10 a.m.; St. Charles East at Fremd, 11 a.m. (DH); St. Charles North at New Trier, 10 a.m.; Burlington Central at Libertyville, 10 a.m. (DH) Girls soccer: St. Charles East vs. Geneva at STCE Invite, 7 p.m.; St. Charles North at Libertyville, 1 p.m.; Kaneland vs. Rosary, 10 a.m. (at West Aurora); Harvard at Burlington Central, noon Boys track and field: Batavia, Geneva, Burlington Central at Batavia Invite, 10 a.m.; St. Charles East at St. Charles East Invitational, 10 a.m.;

Kaneland at East Moline United Invitational, 10 a.m. Girls track and field: Batavia at Metea Valley, 10 a.m.; Geneva at Downers Grove Invitational, 9 a.m.; St. Charles East, St. Charles North at St. Charles North Invitational, 9:30 a.m.; Kaneland, Rosary, Burlington Central at Kaneland Invitational, 10 a.m. Boys tennis: Batavia at Downers Grove North Invite, 8 a.m.; Geneva at Hoffman Estates Quadrangular, 9 a.m.; St. Charles East at Rolling Meadows Invitational, 7:30 a.m.; St. Charles North at Bloomington Invitational, 8 a.m. Boys volleyball: Geneva, St. Charles East at St. Charles East Invitational, 8 a.m.; St. Charles North at Marian Central Catholic Tournament, 9 a.m. Boys water polo: St. Charles North at Huskie Water Polo Invitational, 11 a.m. (at Naperville North) Girls water polo: St. Charles East at Maine East Tournament, 8 a.m.; St. Charles North at Oak Park River Forest, 8 a.m.

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Rosary’s Baki benefits from star-studded roster Rosary senior libero Katie Baki made the Sports Performance Elite club volleyball team in December, a powerhouse of a roster that includes some of the biggest volleyball names in the west suburbs. West Aurora’s Lauren Carlini – the Wisconsin-bound, top-ranked senior recruit in the country – and St. Francis’ Maddie Haggerty, who helped power the Spartans to an IHSA Class 3A state championship last season, are among her teammates. “It’s awesome,” Baki said. “I’ve never been on a team like this before. Just the pure skills that comes out of these girls amazes me every day.” It’s the kind of team that draws plenty of eyeballs from college coaches. Baki said the recruiting attention she’s drawn since making the team has spiked substantially, and on Thursday, Baki cashed in, accepting an offer to play at Southern Illinois. Baki offered the Salukis’ coaching staff a verbal commitment while out to breakfast on a campus visit.

PREP ZONE Jay Schwab “They said ‘Our team just got better,’ ” Baki said. “So I was happy about that.” Baki becomes the fourth Rosary senior to make a college commitment, following fellow Division-I bound classmate Briana Flagg (Siena) and Marissa Prochaska and Kate Stefanski, both of whom are headed for Division-II Rollins College (Fla.). Baki is enthused about continuing her college career at Southern, where she intends to major in journalism. The Salukis are coached by Justin Ingram, who is entering his second season in Carbondale. “The girls on the team just made me feel at home,” Baki said. “They didn’t treat me like a recruit, trying to just sell the school. They treated me like I was already part of the team, and the coaches, too, just made me feel very comfortable.” Baki credited Rosary coach Rachel Hartmann, who

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“It’s awesome. I’ve never been on a team like this before. Just the pure skills that comes out of these girls amazes me every day.” Katie Baki Rosary senior libero, on playing with the Sports Performance Elite club volleyball team

where he memorably became embroiled in a fierce, verbal dispute with former Bulldogs coach Lee Pedraza during a Batavia-Kaneland game in April 2010. A few years removed from the incident, Willis was able to laugh off a needling barb to make sure he is on good

behavior today. “You’re not the first person to [remind me] of that,” he said.

• Jay Schwab is sports editor of the Kane County Chronicle. He can be reached at 630-845-5382 or jschwab@



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efficient.” Pall struck out 10, including all three batters Geneva sent to the plate in the fifth. “Their pitcher was very good,” Geneva coach Matt Hahn said. “I told Dan that’s the best Lake Park team we’ve seen in the years we’ve been playing them. They’re going to win a lot of ballgames this year. So, you’re frustrated when you lose, but you’re not frustrated when you lose to good teams, and they were better than us today.” The Lancers (5-1, 2-1 UEC Valley) scored the only run they would need in the bottom of the first on three consecutive singles off Geneva starter Jordan Touro. They added four more in the second, with the big blow coming on a bases-loaded triple into the right-field corner by Tom Spear. An unearned run in the third made it 6-0. Touro, making his season pitching debut after dislocating a finger in the season opener, worked four innings, yielding eight hits. He struck out four and walked two. Chenier did not allow a hit in two innings of relief, striking out one and walking one. “I thought Brock came in and did a real nice job throwing strikes,” Hahn said. “That’s the name of the game – throwing strikes and playing defense. Unfortunately, we’re struggling at that right now. We’re struggling to throw strikes. We’re struggling to play defense. That’s probably part of the reason we’re a .500 team right now.” The Vikings will try to get back above .500 Monday when they host South Elgin in another conference game.

GLEN ELLYN – The St. Francis girls soccer team got its first taste of adversity Friday after winning its first five games by shutout. Host Glenbard South capitalized on a rare error by St. Francis goalie Jenna DiTusa to grab an early lead, but the Spartans dominated the rest of the match to rally to win, 2-1. The Raiders (1-5-2) took a 1-0 lead on the reigning Class 2A state champions in the third minute when Hailey Hawkins intercepted a clearing attempt by DiTusa and passed to Stephanie Brennan, whose 12-yard shot beat a lunging DiTusa. “I waited too long to take the kick so it was totally my fault,” DiTusa said. “I take all the blame. That kind of goal happens to me like once every two years, so at least I got it out [of the way early in the] season, before conference, before playoffs, so we’re all

Raiders goalie Dana Jourdan. But the Spartans broke through in the final seconds of the first half. Jourdan made a tremendous diving save on Rahman’s shot from point-blank range, only to see sophomore Regan Kasprak bury the rebound for what turned out to be the game-winning goal. Although the Spartans were unable to extend the lead, they were never threatened in the second half as the Raiders mustered only four shots and DiTusa had to make only one save. “Our coach always tells us we kind of don’t come out from the start,” DiTusa said. “We kind of just wait until something dramatic happens, then actually start playing to our fullest. “Sometimes we need that shock factor. We’re trying to work on playing like that throughout the game, but I’m so grateful that I have a team that will back me up and totally make up for my mistakes in that regard.”

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SCHAUMBURG – The breeze was blowing in at Boomers Stadium Friday afternoon, not that Lake Park pitcher Mark Pall needed any help from the elements to mow down Geneva. Pall, a senior right-hander, threw a complete game, onehit shutout to lead the Lancers to a 6-0 victory over the Vikings in an Upstate Eight Conference baseball crossover. “He really worked the zone,” said Geneva right fielder Matt Guenther. “He really hit the strike zone a lot and his changeup was really good.” Guenther had the only hit for the Vikings, grounding a single off the glove of Lake Park second baseman Sam Pellegrino in the second inning. Pellegrino made a diving, back-handed stab at the ball, but couldn’t come up with it cleanly. Guenther was promptly erased by a double play when Brock Chenier’s soft liner went right to first baseman Dom Romito. The Vikings (4-4, 1-2 UEC River) had just two other baserunners. Bobby Hess walked with two outs in the fourth and stole second to become the only Geneva player to reach that base in the game. Ben Slattery reached on an error in the sixth, but Pall (2-0) induced Luke Polishak to ground into a 5-4-3 double play. “Mark is a three-year starter and it was really nice to see him come out and throw strikes,” Lake Park coach Dan Colucci said. “He got ahead and put these guys on the defensive. Cold day, you don’t really want to swing the bat, and now you’ve got a couple strikes thrown out at you. Throwing 80 pitches in seven innings, he was really

“So, you’re frustrated when you lose, but you’re not frustrated when you lose to good teams, and they were better than us today.”

good there.” Some teams would have been unnerved by such a gaffe, but St. Francis coach Jim Winslow knew his star goalie, a four-year starter, would shake it off and the rest of the team would follow her lead. “I thought [Glenbard South] played a great first 15 minutes,” Winslow said. “Jenna made that mistake and I told her, ‘No big deal,’ because I know 99 percent of the time that’s not going to happen. Then we scored to tie it up and then we got another one. We had three or four or five sitters that, if we put those away, this game isn’t as interesting.” The Spartans (6-0), who are a game ahead of where they were at this time last year, tied it in the 19th minute when senior Sarah Rahman knocked in a cross from sophomore Corky Hart. The visitors continued to pour on the pressure but missed three open shots and had two others thwarted by

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Infielder Wes Darvill joined the Cougars in time for Thursday’s season opener after the parent Cubs made a string of transactions to bring the Cougars’ roster to 25 players. A fifth-round pick of the Cubs out of high school in 2009, Darvill spent last season playing in the Midwest League for then-Cubs affiliate Peoria, batting .224 in 116 games. Kane County Chronicle sports reporter Kevin Druley caught up with Darvill for this week’s edition of the Weekend Chitchat, asking about Darvill’s experience with the organization as well as the Langley, B.C. native’s Canadian heritage. The following is an edited transcript:

What was the whole process of learning you’d be coming to the Cougars? Well, I was kind of going to be on a bench role with [Triple-A] Iowa just for a

couple weeks while [Cubs second baseman Darwin] Barney was on the DL. Just fill in, maybe pinch-hit a little bit. And then they signed a couple players off waivers, so they didn’t need me anymore, so I came here.

Were you bummed, or is it that case of you just wanting to play ball? Yeah, play ball. I mean, it would have been a great experience up there, but, you know, I probably wouldn’t have gotten to play a whole lot, so I’ll get to play more here. I think this is the better option for me, for sure. … You get to know all the guys in spring training, have laughs with them, and everyone’s pretty close.

What’s been said in the clubhouse about the proximity of this team to Chicago? Yeah, I think it’s going to be a lot of fun, for sure,

Weekend Chit-chat with KANE COUNTY COUGARS’ WES DARVILL the close proximity. I played here a little bit last year when I was with Peoria, and it seemed like whenever we came here, it was a pretty good crowd. So hopefully now that we’re the home team here, it should be good, so I’m excited.

In Peoria, is there much bus talk or excitement when you’re going to Kane County as opposed to elsewhere in the league? No, I think it was more

one of those things you just kind of get there. It’s baseball everywhere you go, but it’s always fun to play in front of a little more fans.

Tell me about your baseball background in British Columbia. I started playing ever since I could walk and everything. So yeah, I’ve been playing since a really young age. I’ve always loved baseball. It’s my first love.

How much do folks follow the sport there with the [Toronto Blue Jays’ short-season] affiliate in Vancouver? It’s pretty followed. I think they do pretty well as far as crowds. I think baseball is a pretty big sport in BC. We have more of a mild climate than other places, so there’s a lot of baseball played, and it used to be a Triple-A team back years ago [from 1978-99]. It’s a real nice

stadium, and fans love the game up there, too.

Do you and your countryman, [left-hander Brian] Smith, carry the Canadian flag in the clubhouse or anything? No, we don’t, but we played for the Canadian junior national team back in high school, so it was good to see when he got drafted by the Cubs. It’s always good to have Canadians.

Being in Canada and playing baseball, how much did you know about the Cubs and the whole 1908 thing? Honestly, when I was growing up, I really didn’t know too much about it. But now I do realize how big of a deal it is to play for the Cubs. How they’re not just trying to develop players individually, but also to develop them as winners, as well. And that’s a very important thing.


St. Charles’ Stuenkel commits to Iowa soccer KANE COUNTY CHRONICLE ST. CHARLES – Eclipse Select Soccer Club midfielder Karly Stuenkel of St. Charles wanted to find a strong college program, big college setting and a hometown feel. That destination proved to be Iowa City as she committed to play for the University of Iowa beginning in the fall of 2014. “I’m so happy to be going there and have the chance to play in the Big Ten,” Stuenkel said in a news release Friday. “I’m really excited that they showed this much interest in me.” Louisville also was a top choice on Stuenkel’s radar, but she said she meshed well with the Hawkeyes’ program. “Both schools take care of their athletes, and with Iowa, I just clicked with their coaching staff,” Stuenkel said. “It was so nice, and they have taken that program and brought it up. I liked that. I realized how much I loved the school campus, and that it’s a

big school but in a small type of city that reminds me of my hometown.” Iowa has been headed by Ron Rainey since 2006. Stuenkel said the combination of the Hawkeyes’ on-the-field success and Rainey’s approach and personality were important characteristics that drew her to the team. Looking forward to 2014, there will be two Stuenkel sisters in the college ranks as her older sister, Sydney, competes for the Loyola Ramblers’ cross country and track and field programs. Loyola was a possible destination for Karly. “It’s really close. I love Loyola and the coaches are amazing,” Karly said. “It was hard to push that option away, but I’ll let my sister have her school and I’ll have mine.”

SOFTBALL St. Charles East 8, Metea Valley 0: At St. Charles, Haley Beno threw a complete game, three-hitter and struck out 10 to anchor the Upstate Eight

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Conference crossover win for East (4-3, 1-2 UEC River). Alex Latoria (3 for 4) and Olivia Lorenzini (two RBIs) each homered for the Saints, while Olivia Cheatham doubled twice and Shannon Collalti went 2 for 2 with a double. Lake Park 13, Geneva 3: At Geneva, the Vikings committed five errors and were beaten soundly in the UEC crossover despite a double and RBI from freshman Emily Plocinski, who pitched a complete game for Geneva.

and doubled as Batavia (8-0, 3-0 UEC River) cruised in the conference crossover.

Neuqua Valley 10, St. Charles North 0 (5 inn.): At Naperville, North was routed in the UEC crossover by UEC Valley powerhouse Neuqua Valley.

Siwiec went 3 for 3 with two runs scored and two RBIs and Tyler Eberth was 2 for 3 with a double and a sacrifice bunt for the Cadets (3-2). Shane Carmody (2-0) got the win on the mound.

Aurora Christian 5, Timothy Christian 4: At Aurora, Tristin

BOYS VOLLEYBALL St. Charles North wins pair:

Withrow doubled and drove in two runs to pace Aurora Christian (3-4, 1-1 Suburban Christian Conference).

North won a pair of tournament matches, defeating Plainfield East, 25-16, 25-18, and host Marian Catholic, 2511, 25-17. The North Stars improve to 8-1 on the season.

Marmion 9, Seymour (Tenn.) 4: At Seymour, Tenn., Zach

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A closer look at prep girls soccer


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St. Charles North coach Ruth Vostal (holding flowers) was recently honored by the current team to mark Vostal’s 200th career victory earlier this season.

with only freshmen and sophomores to work with. Vostal acknowledged it took a few years for it to stop feeling strange when North competed against her alma mater, and recalled some of the quirks of the transition when she started to mold future North Stars while still on the east side. “It was sort of cool because I was coaching at St. Charles but yet we were buying blue uniforms and we already called ourselves St. Charles North even though the split [wasn’t going to take place] until the next year,” Vostal said. Vostal was only 23 years old when she took over North’s program. She credits former Saints coach Tim Dailey with encouraging her to apply. Vostal has three children – a 7-year old boy and 5-yearold twins, a boy and a girl

– and said raising a family while coaching makes for a hectic schedule. Still, it sounds like chasing that elusive state title remains a major focus. This year’s North Stars, off to a 6-1 start, are again considered a realistic contender. “I personally as a coach have some of my own goals I’d like to accomplish,” Vostal said. “I can’t say I think about [how long I’ll keep coaching] all the time. I love it and it would be very, very hard to give it up and hand the program over to someone else after being here for 13 years. There will come a point where that would happen but there are some coaching goals I’d like to accomplish, and hopefully we can do that.”

area and is retooling after losing standouts Crystal Thomas and Ally Witt to graduation. “With our inexperience, we’re not a real technically sound team this year,” Wheaton Academy coach Dave Underwood said after Wednesday’s 2-1 loss at Rosary. “It’s certainly exacerbated when you’re not getting a real true bounce [on a grass field] and stuff like that, but they had to play on it, too.” While the Warriors aren’t clicking yet, Underwood said he likes what he’s seeing from the team’s younger players, such as freshman Jamie Netzley and sophomore Kate Lindsay. “It certainly bodes well for the future,” Underwood said. “We’ve got some good players that are young players.”

Technically speaking Wheaton Academy is one of the youngest teams in the

– Jay Schwab,

COACH SLY SEZ ... Looks like Kaneland is having trouble finding the back of the net. The Knights have played two matches without a single goal, falling to DeKalb and West Aurora. The shame of it is, Kaneland has a great goalkeeper in Jordan Ginther, who will keep the Knights in just about every game this spring. Both

Kaneland defeats came by 1-0 scores. Here’s hoping Ginther’s stellar play doesn’t go to waste, and the Knights’ offense finds its footing ASAP. • You can respond at sly.

ANNA SHEEN Rosary, Fr., D What she did: Sheen scored the winning goal with 22 seconds left in Wednesday’s match against Suburban Christian Conference rival Wheaton Academy, giving the Royals a 2-1 victory. ALLIE ARVIZU St. Charles East, Sr., D What she did: Arvizu put away the lone goal in Tuesday’s win against Geneva, converting a header off a Shannon Rasmussen corner kick. Arvizu added another goal in Wednesday’s 3-2 win against Schaumburg at the Augsburg-Drach Invite.

WHAT WE LEARNED LAST WEEK ... The U-46 schools don’t match up so well with St. Charles North. The North Stars demolished Larkin and Elgin by identical 8-0 scores on back-toback days Tuesday and Wednesday.

WHAT WE’LL LEARN IN THE WEEK AHEAD ... Whether Geneva can resuscitate its hopes for a third straight Upstate Eight Conference River title. With only six conference matches used to determine the champion, each match looms large, so Geneva’s 1-0 loss to St. Charles East on Tuesday put the Vikings in a significant early hole. That makes the Vikings’ home match with powerhouse St. Charles North on Tuesday close to a must-win if the Vikings are going to again be a serious player in the UEC River race.

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Ruth Vostal knew all about traditions of soccer excellence, coming from the St. Charles High School dynasty in her playing days. Now 13 years in to her coaching tenure at St. Charles North, Vostal’s handprints are all over the ascent of another state powerhouse in St. Charles. Vostal last week was recognized by the current team’s players and parents for winning her 200th game as North Stars coach. That milestone came in North’s second victory of the season against Evanston. Vostal, a St. Charles East hall of famer and class of 1994 Saints graduate, took over North’s program when St. Charles High split into East and North at the turn of the century. She had been an assistant in the Saints’ program after her college soccer career at Michigan. “I wanted North to have its own tradition, its own success and build its own history,” Vostal said. “I feel like we’ve done that well. I feel like we’ve built a program where people are proud to say they played in that program.” Vostal has guided the North Stars to a pair of state runner-up finishes – including last season, when the North Stars fell to Naperville North in quadruple overtime of the 3A state final – as well as a third-place finish in 2010. Even before North had upperclassmen in the program, Vostal’s program showed signs of promise, defeating Batavia in a regional game

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Glued to TV for waning moments of college hoops Shaw Media sports copy editor Kevin Murphy picks his top sports events to watch this weekend:

MUST SEE TV Men’s basketball: NCAA Division I tournament, Final Four, Wichita State vs. Louisville, at Atlanta, 5 p.m. today, CBS A team from the state of Kentucky back in the Final Four with tons of talent? That’s right, it’s the Louisville Cards. Rick Pitino, Kevin Ware and co. descend upon Atlanta and hope to push themselves into the national title game. It won’t be easy, but I expect a Louisville defense to smother the Shockers and Rockford Auburn grad Fred Van Vleet.

Men’s basketball: NCAA Division I tournament, Final Four, Syracuse vs. Michigan, at Atlanta, 7 p.m. today, CBS Michigan sophomore Trey Burke leads the Big Ten’s last

hope for a national title this season. Burke, the Associated Press Player of the Year, looks to help Michigan to a national title. The Big Ten hasn’t won a national title since 2000. Jim Boeheim looks for the Syracuse Orange to crush those dreams and have them claim the Orange’s first national title since 2003.

SET THE DVR Women’s basketball: NCAA Division I tournament, national semifinal, UConn vs. Notre Dame, at New Orleans, 7:30 p.m., Sunday, ESPN Is this de facto national title game? UConn is in its sixth straight Final Four and Notre Dame is in its third consecutive Final Four. Notre Dame’s only loss this season was to Baylor, who was upset by other Final Four contestant, Louisville. Notre Dame All-American guard Skylar Diggins hitting the game-winning free throws

Murf’s ’Mote Kevin Murphy with less than a minute left in the first meeting this season, that Notre Dame won by one point. Notre Dame also won 96-87 in 3 0T and 61-59 this season. Is the fourth time the charm for the Huskies?

CATCH THE HIGHLIGHTS LATER Women’s tennis, Family Circle Cup, semifinal, at Charleston, S.C., noon, ESPN2 This should likely be a pairing of the Williams sisters. As of the Round of 16, both Serena and Venus Williams were into the Round of 16. Serena defeated No. 2 Maria Sharapova 4-6, 6-3, 6-0 at the Sony Open in Miami, Fla., last weekend, a match in when Serena dominated the latter half.

Sharapova led, 3-2, in the second set and then it was Serena from there. Sharapova’s play wasn’t terrible, but Serena was so much better. Serena’s so much fun to watch. She takes a business-like approach to the game, and ran away from Sharapova in the final. It could be fun to see another sister battle in the semifinals. The winner will likely face the winner of Caroline Wozniacki/Jelena Jankovic.

St. Charles North graduate Dominic Imbordino has started nine games for the Buckeyes this season.

Men’s college gymnastics: Big Ten individual event finals, 7 p.m. today, BTN Batavia graduate Angelo Bronzino competing will help Iowa to more Big Ten titles


St. Charles North extends win streak

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For The Kane County Chronicle The St. Charles North boys lacrosse team defeated Naperville North, 14-6, on Thursday in a battle of unbeatens. Naperville North opened the scoring but the North Stars responded with three first-quarter goals by Nick McCullough, Judson Huxtable and Riley Martin to end the quarter with a 3-1 lead. The North Stars widened the lead in the second on goals by Martin and two by Jonathon Elliott to give the North Stars a 6-1 halftime lead. North took control of the game in the third quarter, as goals by Eric Koppang, two more by McCullough, and two more by Elliott pushed the lead to 11-2 by the end of the third quarter. Naperville North found a way to score in the fourth but not before the game was out of reach. For the North Stars, Martin added a goal to finish the hat trick joining McCullough with three. Elliott led all scorers with four. Austin Cohen also scored a goal and was added by senior defender Mike Rerko, who scored the final goal with 10 seconds left in the game. Mike Jasica owned the face-off circle – winning 10 face-offs – while Alec Datoli was strong in the net and had solid defensive support as the North Stars held the Huskies scoreless for a stretch of more than 25 minutes. North will look to extend its unbeaten streak Monday when its face Benet Academy in the North Stars’ first home game of the season.

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 from kindergarten through 12th grade 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 The athletic department encourages online registration at http://geneva.

Card show coming to Geneva Blackhawks legend Denis Savard and Randy Hundley, a member of the 1969 Cubs, headline a new sports card and memorabilia show coming

to Fifth Third Bank Ballpark on April 27. “Take Me Out To The Card Show” will feature autograph signings – courtesy of Authentic Autographs Plus – by Savard and Hundley as part of a unique hobby event hosted by the Kane County Cougars on the ballpark’s suite level. Promoter and longtime collector Dan Campana, saw an opportunity to bring a new style of show to Chicago-area collectors, and used the natural connection between the hobby and a sports venue as a starting point to create it. Beyond the picturesque setting, Campana aims to offer attendees a diverse combination of dealers, activities and giveaways to create the feeling of the bigger shows on a smaller scale. In addition to autographs, the show is scheduled to include, among other things, many tables with sports cards and memorabilia, pack wars, door prizes for kids wearing their youth baseball or softball jersey and a drawing to win two Super VIP passes to the 2013 National Sports Collectors Convention, which will be held in Rosemont this summer. More announcements are expected in the coming weeks on the show’s

College baseball: Ohio Sate at Minnesota, 1 p.m. Sunday, BTN St. Charles North graduate and Minnesota outfielder Jake Bergren will try to lead the Golden Gophers past the Buckeyes this weekend. These will be the first three games played in the new facility, Siebert Field.

College baseball: California at Arizona, 3 p.m. Sunday, ESPNU Burlington Central graduate Kevin Elder will be the dugout as the Wildcats look to gain momentum in the Pac-12. The Wildcats 18-11 and 3-6 in the league, which includes a three-game sweep of Utah last weekend.

OF NOTE Men’s lacrosse: Hobart at Ohio State, 11 a.m. today, BTN


this weekend.

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Facebook and Twitter pages. “Take Me Out To The Card Show” runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 27, at Fifth Third Bank Ballpark, the home of the Kane County Cougars. Admission is free for children 12 and under, and $3 for everyone else, with $1 of each paid admission being donated to the Cougars’ charity, Ozzie’s Outreach.

Geneva Chamber golf outing The Geneva Chamber Golf Outing will be June 13 at Mill Creek Golf Club, 39W525 Herrington Drive, Geneva. Early bird rates still good until April 13. Start the day with a breakfast buffet at 8:30 a.m. followed by a shotgun start at 10 a.m. with lunch included. To close out the evening, golfers will enjoy a dinner cookout at 4 p.m. with an awards ceremony and auction. Proceeds from the outing will help Geneva festivals. Sign-up as a single golfer or groups of four; reservations for dinner only also are available. This outing is open to the public. Register online at www.golfinvite. com/genevachamber. For questions, contact Kristine Kowalski at 847-2893289 or the Chamber at 630-2326060.

weekendlife Kane County Chronicle • Saturday-Sunday, April 6-7, 2013 • Page 27 •

The call of the wild ‘Wild Baby Shower’ to aid Fox Valley Wildlife Center’s growing need Two days after Easter, I spotted a bunny in my neighbor’s yard through my kitchen window. She stood still as a sentry for several minutes, staring in the general direction of my front porch. As the pan I washed scraped against the sink, she flinched slightly, but didn’t budge, so I called the kids to the window to have a look. I imagined she was scoping out a safe place to have her babies, but Ashley Flint, director of the Fox Valley Wildlife Center in Elburn, suggested that she may already have had them. Flint explained that since baby cottontails don’t have a scent they’re less vulnerable to predators, but mama cottontails do, so after they have their litters mama bunnies will typically leave their nests each day from dawn until dusk during the approximately two weeks it takes for their babies to become independent. Clever bunnies keep their distance in an effort to protect their young. This may seem counter-intuitive to us human mamas, who might decide to “help” apparently abandoned babies that we – or our doggies – discover in our yards – by bringing them indoors and attempting to feed them, unwittingly putting the little ones’ lives at risk. I’ve never stumbled upon such a scenario, but if our mama-bunny sighting is any indication, it’s only a matter of time. (I do recall the former owner of my house reporting that bunnies burrow under the front porch, now that I think about it.) “Really, they need to stay on the ground where their mothers can find them,” Flint said. She dispelled the myth that a mama bunny will refuse to care for her young if they are touched by humans (a myth that is simply untrue no matter the species) but discourages human interaction, nonetheless. She recommends simply keeping pets and kids away from nests altogether. It might be a little inconvenient, but we’re only talking about two weeks, folks. “Those baby bunnies will start to hop

TALES FROM THE MOTHERHOOD Jennifer DuBose away from your yard at that point,” she says. As for attempting to hand-feed wild babies of any species – “Feeding them improperly, without training,” warns Flint, “can cause them to aspirate their food, develop pneumonia, and die.” This process can happen very quickly and is why center volunteers who wish to feed the huge numbers of babies that come in are not allowed to do so unless they’ve been trained and make a commitment to reinforce those skills during regular visits. Flint encourages people with questions or concerns about the welfare of wild animals to call the center. Folks who call after hours should simply keep animals needing assistance in a quiet, contained, warm place until they are able to reach a staff member who can offer instructions. I’m so glad we have a resource like the Fox Valley Wildlife Center to turn to when we have questions, but unless something is done, it won’t always be there. “We’ve run out of room, and our building is literally falling down,” admitted Flint. Holly and I could see that the center is already loaded to the gills with all sorts of woodland creatures when we visited it two weeks ago for a volunteer training session, and that’s before the typical summer baby-boom that stretches its space and resources even further. Since 2000, the center has operated out of an old ranger’s house leased from the forest preserve, “But we really need a donation of about six acres,” said Flint. “Our goal is to build a facility that’s open to the public, so we can offer more education.” But where?

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The Fox Valley Wildlife Center’s next fundraiser is from noon to 4 p.m., Sunday, April 7, at the center in Elburn. The event will feature all kinds of family fun, including crafts, a mini petting zoo, a bake sale and the musical stylings of Steve Keefe and his ukulele. “We’re Kane County’s only [wildlife] rehab center, so we’d really like to stay here, but [otherwise] we’re not too picky about where.” The work the center does is critical to the thousands of creatures who pass through its facility every year. In fact, Flint reported in her lecture during our orientation that over 2,800 woodland animals made pit stops there in 2012 alone, 90 percent of which needed assistance as a direct result of encounters with humans. That figure is staggering, considering the center’s shoestring budget (it is completely donation-funded) and the virtual shoebox the staff have to work in. Flint and her staff are undaunted; however, and just keep on keepin’ on. I am extremely impressed with their devotion to their work, and just know that we all can help! Their next fundraiser is from noon to 4 p.m., Sunday, April 7, and features all kinds of family fun, including crafts, a mini petting zoo, a bake sale and the musical stylings of Steve Keefe and his

ukulele. Admission is free with a donation from the center’s wish list, which can be viewed online at foxvalleywildlife. org. The center’s most pressing needs are for dry kitten chow (for older birds and opossums), dry puppy chow (for raccoons), unscented laundry detergent and 1cc and 3cc syringes (without needles), which the center uses to formula feed the babies. And the center gets lots of babies, of every fathomable stripe, including fawns and Sandhill cranes. Holly’s favorite critter at the center is Lucy the goose, who “imprinted” on humans as a young gosling raised by a little girl (read her story on the center’s website), and now can no longer be released into the wild. Instead, she remains at the center as an ambassador of sorts, along with Yodi the coyote, with whom she rather comically chimed in during the tail end of our training. What a hoot! (Yes, the center rehabs owls, too.)

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Prioritizing commitments can be a tough call

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• WILD Continued from page 27

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

ipate 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. Scholarship recipients for 2013 will be announced at a ceremony on Sunday, April 7. Visit www. or call 630-5848660 for details.

– Kane County Chronicle

When we learned that the animals’ cages are cleaned daily, Holly grabbed my pen and hastily scribbled something on the back of our volunteer training manual. “We need to clean Roy’s tank!” she wrote. Sure, I replied, suggesting that we clean her hermit crab’s tank as soon as we returned from her soccer game in a few hours, but that just wouldn’t do. She was determined, and I could see that it was important to her that we do right by Roy. We texted her coach and made a pit stop at Petsmart for some coconut-bark bedding (where, somehow, we also managed to spend another $20 on new water bowls and treats), and before long Roy was exploring fresh digs again. It’s a tough parenting call, sometimes, to know whether or not to push a kid to follow through on her commitments to others, but she’d also made a commitment to her pet. As her Dad observed, she prioritized Roy over the game, a choice we’re proud of.

As for the bunnies no doubt burrowing under the porch? We’d best keep our big red dog at bay. Oy vey. The next volunteer orientation session at the Fox Valley Wildlife Center is from 1 to 3 p.m. April 28. Call the center, 45W061 Highway 38 (one mile west of Route 47), at 630-365-3800.

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

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The next volunteer orientation session at the Fox Valley Wildlife Center is from 1 to 3 p.m. April 28.

Geneva’s Own Author & Illustrator

Tom Lichtenheld “The Making of a Children’s Book” 2 p.m. Inspiration & development of a book. All ages. $10/adults, $5/GHC Members & students.

Bookmaking Workshop 3 p.m.


Bring in your gently used shoes and participate in New Balance Geneva’s annual Salvation Army Sale. All shoes will be donated to the Salvation Army. Some exclusions apply. Not valid with any other offer, promotion or discount. See store for details. Good thru the month of April.

Writing & art covering basics of storytelling. Ages 8-10. $15/each, includes supplies & coupon for One Free Happy Meal from McDonald’s of Geneva. These programs are offered in conjunction with thru November 2 A GHC exhibition highlighting cartoonists, illustrators and voice characters in our community.

Admission $2 per person, Free for GHC Members, children 5 & under Hours: Tues.-Sat. 11 am-4 pm



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In the spirit of Roger Ebert, resolve to make every day ‘Tip Top’ The news of Roger Ebert’s death came too soon. On Tuesday, Roger announced through his blog that he was reducing his workload because his cancer had returned. With characteristic optimism, he said he was ready for his third bout with the deadly disease. He reported this on the eve of his 46th anniversary as the Chicago Sun-Times film critic. Then on Thursday, before any of us – except perhaps Roger himself – were prepared for it, came the news that he was gone. Like any film critic who works in the Chicago area, I knew Roger Ebert. For more than 20 years I watched movies in the same small screening room off Michigan Avenue as Roger, often just a few seats away. Once he noticed my laptop’s wallpaper and said, “Jeff, aren’t you a little old for Spider-Man?” As soon as news of Roger’s death swept across the Internet, tributes poured in. From President Obama to Steven Spielberg came words of praise and mourning. So much has already been written in the last few days that I won’t recap his prolific and persuasive writing career or recount the courage and dignity he displayed in his fight with the cancer that robbed him of his voice and altered his appearance. The world knows all that already. What I want the world to know about Roger Ebert is that he treated the rest of his fellow film critics as colleagues and equals, though none of us could ever equal him. He was always ready to

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Roger Ebert (center) and his wife, Chaz Hammel-Smith (left), give thumbs-up to Nancy Kwan at the Hawaii International Film Festival on October 20, 2010.

VIEWS Jeffrey Westhoff share a joke (usually bad), answer questions or give advice. On several occasions I watched teenagers approach him in theater lobbies asking how they, too, could become film critics. Roger would graciously make the time to talk with them. I was a teenager myself when I discovered Roger. I grew up in Erie, Pa., where the local paper didn’t have a film critic and only occasionally would run wire reviews. I was a movie nut in a film criticism desert. Then one day a friend said, “You have to watch this show on channel 54 (Erie’s PBS outlet). It has these two movie critics from Chicago and they fight all the time. It’s hilarious.” The show was “Sneak Pre-

views,” and the other movie critic from Chicago was Gene Siskel. My friends and I watched their show religiously, and the next day we would trade our opinions of Gene and Roger’s opinions. And when they fought, it was hilarious. I wonder how many people today understand the revolutionary nature of Gene and Roger’s show. Here were two film critics seriously discussing movies for a full half-hour with no time wasted on Hollywood gossip. Before Gene and Roger, TV film critics based everything on their half-baked personas. Gene Shalit with his bad puns. Rex Reed with his haute smugness. Gene and Roger came in the door with their professionalism, expertise and love of film. From that material they molded their own broadcast personalities, which would prove to be formidable. I am grateful that in

those early days Siskel and Ebert would champion smaller films. Without them, I doubt I would have ventured to see “Gregory’s Girl,” which remains one of my three favorite movies. Indeed, without them, I doubt a little Scottish film about a gangly teenager befuddled by love and soccer would have played in towns like Erie, Pa. In the early 1990s, I found it surreal that I was regularly viewing films in the same room with the two men who inspired me as a teenager. Gene was more private, but Roger, along with his wonderful wife, Chaz, was a friend to all. I will never forget that when Michael Bay attacked me for my review of “Transformers,” Roger Ebert came to my defense in his “Movie Answer Man” column. The loss of Roger Ebert is a huge loss. The film world will feel it for years. Chicago will feel it for decades. I am shaken and saddened by the news. But I know no one will feel the loss more than Chaz. I offer all my thoughts and prayers to this remarkable woman and her family. To Roger Ebert, I can only say thanks. He has given me, and the world, so much. Back in the days when he could still talk, people would enter the screening room and ask Roger, whose regular seat was next to the door, how he was doing. Invariably, he would reply, “Tip top.” In the spirit of Roger Ebert, let us resolve to make every day Tip Top.

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Merle Haggard (1937), singer; Barry Levinson (1942), director/ producer; John Ratzenberger (1947), actor; Michael Rooker (1955), actor; Paul Rudd (1969), actor; Zach Braff (1975), actor.

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Actress tires of playing second banana Follow your head Dear Abby: I’m a member of a close-knit theater company for teens, and I auditioned for the musical “Fame.” The director wants to give me a role as one of the teachers. Show after show, I get matronly roles with no memorable lines or funny scenes. I don’t know if I should accept the part. If I do, I’ll get to be with my friends. If I don’t, there will still be another show coming up that I can audition for. What should I do? – Young Actress In Michigan Dear Young Actress: Grab all the time you can get on stage. If you didn’t have the depth it takes to portray a mature role, your director wouldn’t want to assign it to you. This is a COMPLIMENT about your abilities. Audition for the next show as well. The more varied the roles you play, the more you can develop your craft. Dear Abby: My husband and I decided to take some classes at a local community college. We both have college degrees, but there was a class we were interested in. We are the oldest students in the class by 10 to 20 years.

DEAR ABBY Jeanne Phillips I am irritated by our classmates’ disrespect and rudeness to the instructor. It takes the form of talking with each other when the instructor is speaking, then asking her to explain what she just discussed while they were talking. Is there anything I can do as a fellow student to get them to stop? – Anonymous In California Dear Anonymous: The teacher you describe does not appear to be a particularly effective one or she would have better control of the classroom. I have two suggestions: The first is to speak privately with the teacher. And if that doesn’t do the trick, when the students around you become disruptive, ask them to pipe down so you can hear what the instructor is saying. That is not being bossy. You paid for the class and you should get your money’s worth. Dear Abby: My husband and I

often go out to eat at local ethnic restaurants with a small group of friends. When we’re at a Mexican restaurant, I often throw a couple of “arribas!” into our conversation. When we’re at an Italian restaurant, I will sometimes use an Italian accent to say “pizza pie-a!” My husband tells me it’s offensive. I don’t mean to insult anyone. My comments are made in the spirit of fun. Furthermore, the owners and servers at these restaurants are hardly ethnic Mexicans or Italians. I would never wish to hurt someone or be derogatory, so I told my husband I’d consult you. What do you think? – Muy Caliente In Iowa Dear Muy Caliente: When you visit a Jewish deli do you tell the server, “Oy vey, I’ll have the corned beef”? Your husband is right – cool it. Not because you’ll offend the servers in the restaurant, but because stereotyping makes you look like a fool. • Write Dear Abby at www.

Simple strategies may ease frequent belching Dear Doctor K: I belch a lot more than I used to, and I feel an uncomfortable fullness in my upper abdomen after eating. Are there any natural ways to treat this? Dear Reader: If you’re belching and feeling bloated more than you’d like, there are natural treatments you should consider. To understand them, you need to understand why we belch. Every time we swallow, we take in a little bit of air. Some of it travels down the esophagus and into the upper part of the stomach. When the stomach starts to expand from the accumulated air inside it, little sensors in the stomach wall may trigger a reaction to expel the air. This reaction opens the small ring of muscle between the esophagus (the swallowing tube) and the stomach. That ring normally is closed tight to prevent stomach contents from entering the esophagus. When the ring relaxes, the air that has built up in the stomach gets vented back up the esophagus and out of the mouth. Air rushing through the throat and mouth makes noise: We belch. (I’ve put an illustration showing why and how we belch on my

ASK DOCTOR K Anthony L. Komaroff website, Our bodies were built to breathe in the air around us, not to swallow it. So, why do we swallow air? These are the most common reasons: • Air swallowing. Some people get into a pattern of swallowing air and quickly belching it out again. This isn’t something they plan to do, or are even aware of doing. It just happens. • Carbonated drinks. Carbonated beverages bring extra air into the stomach; the gas in the drink becomes gas inside the stomach. Gulping them down or drinking through a straw worsens the problem. • Gum and hard candy. Many people swallow air without realizing it when chewing gum or sucking on hard candies. Cutting back on carbonated beverages, gum and hard candies might help. If you’re a fast eater, slow down; you may swallow less air with your food. Also try eliminating foods known to cause gassiness from

your diet. Many healthy vegetables cause gas in some people: cabbage, broccoli, beets, asparagus, and my own favorite, Brussels sprouts. For people with sensitivity to wheat (particularly the gluten in wheat), wheat-based products can produce gas. For people with lactose intolerance, milk-based products can cause gas along with other symptoms. I’ve diagnosed lactose intolerance in patients who didn’t know they had it – but they sure knew they had gas problems. If you repeatedly swallow air, you may be able to break the habit with the help of a speech therapist. It’s rare for people with your symptoms to have a serious underlying medical condition, but it happens. If your abdomen is actually distended – visibly larger than normal – see your doctor right away. Otherwise, try some of the natural approaches I’ve suggested; they may ease your belching. If they don’t, talk to your doctor about medication.

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

Dr. Wallace: Mitch and I met at a party. He asked me for my phone number, and I gave it to him. In the past six months, we have gone out three times. The first date was heavenly. I think I fell in love with him that night. The other two dates weren’t quite so heavenly. Both times he was sexually aggressive and became angry when I refused his advances. I understand from mutual friends that Mitch is quite the “lady’s man” and brags about all the girls he has “conquered.” Last week he called me and invited me to a party at his brother’s fraternity house. I’d really like to go because it sounds like going to a frat party would be a lot of fun. My heart tells me to go for it, but my head says no. Give me some good advice. – Amber, Lafayette, Ind. Dear Amber: Fraternity parties can be a lot of fun. They can also resemble “Animal House.” But it’s not the party that should bother you, it’s the struggle afterward. Here’s the best advice I can give you: Tell this Casanova to get lost. Generally, when your heart tells you one thing and your head tells you another, you should listen to your head. Dr. Wallace: My boyfriend and I are both 19, high school graduates and employed full time. Carl is a car salesman for his uncle’s dealership while I am a food server at an upscale restaurant. Together we have saved over $7,000 for our future together. We will be married, but when is the big question. My parents (I live at home) think we are too young and are encouraging us to wait a year or two longer before we say, “I do.” Carl’s family sort of feels the same

’TWEEN 12 & 20 Robert Wallace way, but they are not as adamant as mine. Your answer will have nothing to do with our decision about our wedding date. Still, I would like to know your philosophy on the most desirable age a couple should be before going to the altar. – Kim, Phoenix, Ariz. Dear Kim: I have no “one-size-fits-all” philosophy of marriage. I don’t recommend marrying too young but concede the point that many people who marry in their teens make their marriages work and last a lifetime. And many who delay marriage well past high school still wind up in divorce court. Age at the time of betrothal is far less important than the couple’s maturity, readiness for such a change and depth of love for one another. I do, however, feel that when one or both partners are still in school, marriage should be delayed until after graduation. Dr. Wallace: Why are you so against alcohol when it is completely legal for everyone age 21 or older? –Vickie, Las Vegas, Nev. Dear Vickie: Alcohol has ruined many families because it has high potential for misuse and abuse. Statistics compiled by the National Council on alcoholism show that one alcohol drinker in 12 is an alcoholic and more than 300,000 alcohol-related deaths occur each year in the United States. I could add additional anti-alcohol facts, but I think you get my point. • Email Dr. Robert Wallace at rwallace@



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Victoria Beckham, Posh Spice of the Spice Girls and wife of soccer star David Beckham, said, “I like a man who can be a real friend, has a good sense of humor, a good pair of shoes and a healthy gold card.” There are two words in that sentence that are very important for bridge experts: card and sense. Experts are born with card sense, which is an understanding that because a player did something, it means that he has or has not got a particular holding in that suit. How would a South with card sense handle this deal? He is in three no-trump. West leads the spade four, dummy plays the three, and East puts in his jack. What should declarer do? When North tables his dummy, he expects the contract to make easily. However, many a declarer would go down. He would understandably take the first trick, play a club to the king, return to his hand with a diamond, and lead a club to dummy’s jack. Here, East would win with his queen and shift to a heart (best). Suppose South takes the second heart. If he then runs diamonds, he squeezes East. But declarer probably tries the clubs, after which he cannot recover. Instead, South should try for these nine winners: two spades, one heart, four diamonds and two clubs. But how should he play the spades? Go back to trick one. East’s card was the jack. When third hand is playing the highest card so far in the trick, he plays the bottom of equal cards. So West must have the spade 10. After taking the first trick, South immediately leads a spade to dummy’s eight. When it pulls out the king, declarer has his nine tricks.

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Public Notice is hereby given that on April 4, 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 CHAPEL FINANCIAL GROUP located at 11N662 Howard Avenue, Elgin, IL 60124.

Public Notice is hereby given that on April 5, 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 CREDIT REPAIR ENTERPRISE located at 603 Jefferson Ave., Elgin, IL 60120.

Public Notice is hereby given that on March 21, 2013 a certifiSt. Charles 2BR 1 Mo Free Rent cate was filed in the office of the W/D in unit, all utilities and cable County Clerk of Kane County, Illiincluded. No pets, no smoking. nois, setting forth the names and $1150/mo + sec. 630-232-7535 addresses of all persons owning, PUBLIC NOTICE conducting and transacting the ST. CHARLES WEST business known as ADVANCED One BR 2nd flr $550/month plus IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE INTERIORS located at 403 Hamlet utilities. No Pets, No Smoking. Street, Batavia, IL 60510. SIXTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT Reference needed. $300 security. KANE COUNTY, ILLINOIS 630-772-4781 Dated: March 21, 2013. ST. CHARLES, 2 bedroom, 1 13 MR 259 bath, laundry, air, heat incl. No /s/ John A. Cunningham NOTICE OF PUBLICATION pets + security deposit. $875/mo. Kane County Clerk REGARDING NAME CHANGE Avail. now. 630-289-7484. Public notice is hereby given that (Published in the Kane County on May 13, 2013, in Courtroom Chronicle, March 30, April 6 & 13, No. 110, of the Kane County 2013.) Sandwich. Spacious 3BR, 2.5BA, Courthouse, 100 South Third, 2 car garage. Full bsmnt. Large Geneva, Illinois, at the hour of 9:30 PUBLIC NOTICE fenced yard. Close to town. A.M. or as soon thereafter as this No pets. Avail now. $1200/mo. matter may heard, a Petition will be ASSUMED NAME 815-519-9585 heard in said Courtroom for the PUBLICATION NOTICE change of name of HANIF MOHAMMED ESSA to MICHAEL Public Notice is hereby given ESSA pursuant to 735 ILCS 5/21- that on March 21, 2013 a certifi101 et seq. cate was filed in the office of the County Clerk of Kane County, IlliDated March 22, 2013 at Auronois, setting forth the names and St. Charles ra, Illinois. addresses of all persons owning, Off/Ware Space conducting and transacting the /s/ Hanif Mohammed Essa business known as BERNABE 1,568sf - 19,000sf. Petitioner CONCRETE located at 412 Hoover Docks/Drive-Ins Drive, Carpentersville, IL 60110. Aggressive Move-In Package (Published in the Kane County 630-355-8094 Chronicle, March 30, April 6 & 13, Dated: March 21, 2013. 2013.) /s/ John A. Cunningham Wake up with Kane County Clerk Kane County Chronicle 5 days a week. (Published in the Kane County For Home Delivery, Chronicle, March 23, 30 & April 6, GENEVA, ELGIN, OFFICE / call 800-589-9363 2013.) WAREHOUSE, 1500 sf. 10x12 overhead door. For sale/lease, $1200/mo. Dearborn, 630-894-1277 ext 11

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(Published in the Kane County (Published in the Kane County Chronicle, April 6, 13 & 20, Chronicle, April 6, 13 & 20, 2013.) 2013.)

PUBLIC NOTICE ASSUMED NAME PUBLICATION NOTICE Public Notice is hereby given that on April 4, 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 COSMIC DAYDREAM STUDIO located at 903 Redwing Drive, Geneva, IL 60134. Dated: April 4, 2013. /s/ John A. Cunningham Kane County Clerk (Published in the Kane County Chronicle, April 6, 13 & 20, 2013.)


(Published in the Kane County Chronicle, March 30, April 6 & 13, Public Notice is hereby given 2013.) 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 ASSUMED NAME addresses of all persons owning, conducting and transacting the PUBLICATION NOTICE business known as GREENSCAPE CLASSIC LANDSCAPING located Public Notice is hereby given at 315 Amarillo Dr., Carpen- that on April 5, 2013 a certificate was filed in the office of the County tersville, IL 60110. Clerk of Kane County, Illinois, setting forth the names and addresses Dated: March 21, 2013. of all persons owning, conducting /s/ John A. Cunningham and transacting the business Kane County Clerk known as RBT REMODELING located at 701 Fargo Blvd, Geneva, IL (Published in the Kane County 60134. Chronicle, March 23, 30 & April 6, Dated: April 5, 2013. 2013.)

Find. Buy. Sell. /s/ John A. Cunningham All in one place... HERE! Kane County Clerk Everyday in Kane County Chronicle Classified (Published in the Kane County Chronicle, April 6, 13 & 20, Public Notice is hereby given 2013.) PUBLIC NOTICE that on April 2, 2013 a certificate was filed in the office of the County ASSUMED NAME Clerk of Kane County, Illinois, setPUBLICATION NOTICE ting forth the names and addresses of all persons owning, conducting and transacting the business Public Notice is hereby given Call to advertise known as GATE CRASHERS locat- that on March 27, 2013 a certifi815-455-4800 ed at 116 South 7th Street, St. cate was filed in the office of the County Clerk of Kane County, IlliCharles, IL 60174. We place FREE ads for nois, setting forth the names and addresses of all persons owning, Lost or Found in Dated: April 2, 2013. conducting and transacting the Classified every day! /s/ John A. Cunningham business known as INFINITY Call: 877-264-2527 Kane County Clerk BOWTIQUE located at 1442 or email: Woodland Dr., South Elgin, IL (Published in the Kane County 60177. Chronicle, April 6, 13 & 20, Kane County Chronicle Classified Dated: March 27, 2013. 2013.) ASSUMED NAME PUBLICATION NOTICE



























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67 Classic question answered six times in this puzzle

125 Rock and Roll Hall-of-Famer James

59 Cry with a fi s t p u m p 60 1994 film based on an “S.N.L.” skit

70 Camera shop item, informally 74 Certain feed 77 Rustbucket

7 8 S t i ff d rink, maybe

80 Fiver

83 KNO3, in Britain

85 End an engagement? 88 Answer to 67Across, per Beethoven

92 “___ Said” (Neil Diamond hit)

93 Pop singer Brickell 94 Cutty ___ (clipper ship)

1 2 6 O ff i c e n o s . 127 Pulls in

128 What darners darn 129 Like many highlighter colors Down

1 Crossed a pi c k e t l i n e 2 Mediterranean salad with bulgur wheat, chopped tomatoes and parsley

3 Ga v e a ha n d w h e r e o n e s h o u l d n ’t ? 4 Hi l l a r y, o n c e 5 Ha r s h

95 Kerfuffle

6 Advanced degree?

102 Some, in Sevilla

8 Ho s p i t a l p r o c e d u r e , for short

98 Particular sort

7 “___ say more?”

104 Moved along, as an old train

9 Un d i l u t e d

107 Answer to 67Across, per Nietzsche

111 See 111-Down 113 On _ __ with

114 P roperty encumbrance 115 C o u r s e s

1 0 D a v i s ’s d o m a i n : A b b r.

11 Hardly a ma n s i o n 12 Composer Previn

13 Like most Bluetooth headsets 14 As easy as pie, say 15 As easy as ___

17 Chairlift alternative































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54 59





















35 Barreled toward





3 4 Wan e









33 Barrel part








26 “Get ___!” 28 Notable mother of estranged brothers






36 Not kosher 40 ___ d’Ivoire


41 Squeezes (out)


4 4 U . S . S . R . p a r t : A b b r.


45 Legislative assemblies


50 Narrow inlet









107 111



94 102







47 NBC vis-à-vis “Meet the Press” 49 Greek vowel


104 109



51 Fidelity


52 Service call?









53 Match part










54 Dungeons & Dragons co. 5 5 D i r e c t o r Wenders 56 Greek vowel 57 W. W. II transport: Abbr. 62 Compete

69 Mimics

71 Fancy tie

72 Christiansen who founded Lego

7 3 W h a t a di s p e n s a r y d i s p e n s e s, f o r s h o r t

63 Tra d i t i o n a l e n e m i e s of the Kiowa

75 Lead-in to -tard

65 Like good water for snorkeling

78 Those not favored

76 Slam

82 Nightmarish thoroughfare?

84 Reach, with “at”

8 6 Tel l i c o D a m a g c y.

87 Pfizer competitor 89 Menu heading

90 Eat by candlelight, say

67 Beside

79 Hosp. areas

91 Necklace makeup, maybe

68 Greek goddesses of the seasons

81 Bridges of note

96 Not challenge

8 0 “ Ye a h , r i g h t ! ”

95 Roil

97 Certain Ukrainian 99 Carillon sound 100 Challenge 101 Big shock 103 Funny sort 105 Sky light, for short? 106 Wheat protein 1 0 8 Two-time Olympic ice-skating medalist Brian

109 Word on mail from Spain 110 A ngler ’s l i n e 111 Wit h 111 -Across, do battle 112 P rince in “Troilus and Cressida” 117 G reen and Gore 118 “ Golly gee!” 119 R e t u r n s l e t t e r s ? 120 German pronoun


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Kane County Chronicle / Bethlehem Lutheran Church


Sanctuary 1S430 Wenmoth Rd. (630) 879-0785 Sunday Service at 10:00 a.m. Sunday School for all ages at 9:00 a.m. Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m. Bible studies and children’s Bible clubs for all ages


Faith Baptist Church at Mill Creek 01S455 S Mill Creek Drive, Geneva, IL 60134 Phone: (630) 845-2532 Website: E-mail: Sunday: Coffee & Fellowship - 8:30 a.m. Sunday School - 9:00 a.m. Worship - 10:30 a.m. Pastor Grant Diamond

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 (630) 232-7068


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.


Batavia Covenant Church, Preschool

1314 W. Main St., Batavia. (630) 879-3721 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


Bethany Lutheran Church

8 S. Lincoln St., Batavia (corner of Lincoln and Wilson) (630) 879-3444 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

St. Mark’s Lutheran Church & Preschool

1145 N. 5th Ave. St. Charles, IL 60174 1 mile N. of Rt. 64 on Rt. 25, (630) 584-2199 Sunday Worship: 8:00 a.m./ 9:15 a.m./ 10:30 a.m. Adult Learning, Sundays: 9:15 am/10:30 am Worship on Saturdays 5:30 p.m. Uplift on Saturdays 6:30 pm Teen led Praise Gathering Bethelem Preschool Center: Full Day Child Care/Half dayPreschool 630-584-6027

(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

Faith Lutheran Church


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 (630) 232-8420

Geneva Lutheran Church “Serving Christ in the Heart of the Community” 301 South Third St., Geneva (630) 232-0165 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 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.

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


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 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


Congregational Church of Batavia

21 S. Batavia Ave. (Rt. 31) Batavia 630-879-1999 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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Open House Sunday, April 7th from 1-3pm 2230 Kane Lane in Batavia 4 bedrooms, 3 full and 1 half bath This carefully maintained custom home offers 4300 square feet of gracious living including screened porch, 2nd floor bonus room, game room or den, walk-in pantry and fabulous laundry room (it’s so nice we needed to mention it!). English basement too. The neighborhood pool and lighted tennis courts are close at hand and just down the street is Hawk’s Bluff Park offering trails, play grounds, and a fishing deck on Mill Creek. To quote Napolean: A Picture is worth 1000 words. Click on the QR code below to take a 90 photo virtual tour.

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360 N. Rte. 31 • Crystal Lake, IL

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ST. CHARLES CHRYSLER DODGE JEEP 1611 East Main Street • St. Charles, IL

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AUTO GROUP - GARY LANG CHEVROLET Route 31, between Crystal Lake & McHenry


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MOTOR WERKS HONDA Barrington & Dundee Rds. Barrington, IL






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RAYMOND KIA 119 Route 173 • Antioch


LIBERTY NISSAN 920 S. Milwaukee Ave. • Libertyville, IL


360 N. Rt. 31 • Crystal Lake, IL

GURNEE VOLKSWAGEN 6301 Grand Avenue • Gurnee, IL

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920 S. Milwaukee Ave. • Libertyville, IL

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RAY SUZUKI 23 N. Route 12 • Fox Lake

515 N. Green Bay Rd. Waukegan/Gurnee, IL



409A Skokie Valley Hwy • Lake Bluff, IL

425 N. Green Bay Rd. Waukegan/Gurnee, IL

River Rd & Oakton, • Des Plaines, IL

775 Rockland Road • Lake Bluff IL 60044 (Routes 41 & 176 in the Knauz Autopark)

5220 Northwest Highway Crystal Lake, IL






Route 31, between Crystal Lake & McHenry

815/385-2000 5404 S. Rt. 31 • Crystal Lake, IL


1611 East Main Street • St. Charles, IL

1460 S. Eastwood Dr. • Woodstock, IL

1107 S Rt. 31 between Crystal Lake and McHenry




Route 120 • McHenry, IL

225 N. Randall Road, St. Charles



200 N. Cook St. • Barrington, IL





130 Cedar Ave. • Lake Villa, IL


815/459-7100 or 847/658-9050

409 Skokie Valley Hwy • Lake Bluff, IL






Route 31, between Crystal Lake & McHenry


206 S. State Street • Hampshire, IL


1035 S. Rt. 31, One Mile South of Rt. 14 Crystal Lake, IL

1611 East Main Street • St. Charles, IL








2950 N. Skokie Hwy • North Chicago, IL

1320 East Chicago Street The Mazda Machine on Rt. 19, Elgin, IL






5404 S. Rt. 31 • Crystal Lake, IL

2525 E. Main Street St. Charles, IL 60174

105 Rt. 173 Antioch, IL





Barrington & Dundee Rds., Barrington, IL


River Rd & Oakton, • Des Plaines, IL







1460 S. Eastwood Dr. • Woodstock, IL

771 S. Randall Rd. • Algonquin, IL



39 N. Rte. 12 • Fox Lake, IL





200 N. Cook Street • Barrington, IL


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