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STEPPING IN AND SAVING LIVES CASA’S NINTH ANNUAL HANDS AROUND THE COURTHOUSE EVENT BRINGS COMMUNITY TOGETHER. PAGE 4 Sandy Bressner - sbressner@shawmedia.com

Pairs of shoes representing the 90 children who died in Illinois last year due to abuse or neglect were the centerpiece of the annual Hands Around the Courthouse event at the Old Courthouse in Geneva Thursday. The event was organized by CASA Kane County.

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’ve photographed about two dozen election nights in my career, and – every time – I have a mixture of dread and fascination with the night. There is a lot of “hurry up and wait” as election results come and I try to be at more than one

place at a time. With the digital system that’s been in place the last few years, election results come in much faster than the over four hours I’ve waited in the past. This past Tuesday, I spent most of my night with Ray

Rogina, as he waited to find out if he would become the next mayor of St. Charles. After just 45 minutes after the polls closed, we had a majority of the results and Rogina had taken a strong lead. Most of the night, Rogina was

doing laps around the private party room at The Office in St. Charles, talking, laughing and hugging his friends and supporters. I finally saw him sit down once to take phone calls just before he declared victory.

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McFadden wins as write-in candidate for Batavia’s 7th Ward By ERIC SCHELKOPF eschelkopf@shawmedia.com BATAVIA – Newly elected 7th Ward Alderman Drew McFadden is attributing his win as a write-in candidate to conveying to residents his vision for Batavia. “I gave them confidence I was the right person for the job,” he said. McFadden was one of the three people running as write-in candidates for the 7th Ward seat on the Batavia City Council. Alderman Dawn Tenuta did not run for re-election, and no one filed a nomination petition for the

7th Ward by the December deadline. According to unofficial results from the county clerk’s office, McFadden received 63 votes, compared to three votes for Steve Holland and two votes for Pat Purcell. Drew McFadden is McFadden set to be sworn in early May. McFadden, founder of digital marketing agency WindmillNext, said one of his goals is to continue attracting new businesses to the city’s down-

town and along the Randall Road corridor. “I think Batavia has a ton to offer to a business that would want to set up here,” he said. “We need to do a better job selling ourselves.” McFadden said he was happy the Batavia City Council recently voted to make the city’s economic development position a full-time post. “I think that is a step in the right direction,” he said. “Having that person in place full time will be a positive step in enhancing the business friendliness of the community.” Meredith Hannah had

been the city’s economic development analyst since July 2008, but left the part-time post in February. The city is searching for a new person to hold the post.

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St. Charles East color guard to hold tryouts WHAT: The St. Charles East High School color guard team will have tryouts for the 2013-14 season. Participants must attend all of the tryout dates and be an incoming freshman or a student at the high school. Those attending should dress comfortably and wear jazz shoes or gym shoes. WHEN: 5 to 8 p.m. April 22 to 24 WHERE: Wredling Middle School main gym, 1200 Dunham Road, St. Charles INFO: Visit www.stce-colorguard.org.

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French lesson at Chez Moi Café and Catering WHAT: Chez Moi Café and Catering has planned a French lesson, presented by Chef Beth. Learn some French phrases and customs while enjoying wine and light bites. There is no cost. WHEN: 7 p.m. April 25 WHERE: Chez Moi, 415 W. State St., Geneva INFO: For reservations or information, call 331-248-0654 or email beth@chezmoigeneva.com.

KCT Credit Union hosting ShredFest WHAT: KCT Credit Union will host a free community-wide ShredFest event. The event offers the community a free way to safely dispose of sensitive material and private documents. Documents dropped off at KCT will be shredded on-site in a specialized truck provided by Cintas Document Management.

Participants will receive a complimentary reusable tote, while supplies last. WHEN: 9 a.m. to noon April 27 WHERE: The Elgin branch at 111 S. Hawthorne St. in Elgin INFO: Visit www.kctcu.org.

‘Tapped’ documentary to be shown in Geneva WHAT: The documentary “Tapped” will be shown as part of the free monthly third-Friday film program, which is sponsored by the Social Justice Committee of the Unitarian Universalist Society of Geneva. WHEN: 7 p.m. April 19 WHERE: Unitarian Universalist Society of Geneva, 110 S. Second St. in Geneva INFO: The public is encouraged to register at www.uusg. org/friday-flicks to receive email notices of future programs.

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Where did you grow up? St. Charles Pets? A red and white Irish setter named Dudley, and two cats, Daisy and Ferris Who would play you in the movie of your life? Judi Dench First job? Baby-sitting As a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up? A priest. I became an editor of educational materials. A book you’d recommend? “Straight Man: A Novel” by Richard Russo Favorite charity? Shriners Hospital for Children in Chicago Do you speak another language? French Do you play an instrument? I play and teach piano. Hobbies? I volunteer with political organizations. I am volunteering with the St. Charles mayoral race for Ray Rogina. I also volunteer for the Progressive Caucus. What is an interesting factoid about yourself? I met Wynton Marsalis and Elie Wiesel.

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Participants hold hands during the annual Hands Around the Courthouse event for National Child Abuse Prevention and Awareness Month on Thursday at the Old Courthouse in Geneva. The event was organized by CASA Kane County.

CASA’s Hands Around the Courthouse event brings community together By SARAH VETTER editorial@kcchronicle.com

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ENEVA – Three siblings had a rough start in life. Their mother was a substance abuser and mentally unstable. Their father was in prison for domestic abuse. They were all under 3 years old and each showed signs of physical abuse. That’s when a special CASA volunteer stepped in and helped change the course of their lives. The children have since been adopted by a loving family and are doing well. At noon Thursday, more than 100 citizens joined hands

for a moment of silence to acknowledge the abused and neglected children in and around the Kane County community. The ninth annual Hands Around the Courthouse event, held in the lobby of Geneva’s Old Courthouse, was organized by CASA – or Court Appointed Special Advocates – of Kane County. “April is National Child Abuse Prevention and Awareness Month, a time to remember all the children who’ve been victims of neglect or abuse, and for those who may be suffering in silence,” said Gloria Bunce, executive director of CASA Kane County. Featured at the event was

a heart-wrenching display of 90 pairs of shoes, arranged in the shape of a heart, to represent each Illinois child who died last year as the result of abuse or neglect. Working to prevent such tragedies are 250 active local CASA volunteers. Bunce, who spoke at the event, believes that – when it comes to children – everyone needs to pay attention when something doesn’t feel right. “If you suspect something is wrong, call and report it. You have nothing to lose, but the child has everything to lose,” she said. Other speakers included Judy Brawka, chief judge

of the 16th Judicial Circuit, Linda Abrahamson, abuse and neglect judge, and Mark Klaisner, assistant superintendent of the Kane County Regional Office of Education, who said, “Our mission is to

rescue one child at a time.” To learn more about CASA Kane County or about becoming a volunteer for the organization, call 630-232-4484 or visit www.casakanecounty.org.


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Elburn woman dead after traffic incident By KANE COUNTY CHRONICLE editorial@kcchronicle.com BLACKBERRY TOWN SHIP – A member of the Gould Cider and Apple Pressing Mill family in Elburn was pronounced dead after a traffic incident Thursday that took place about a mile from her home. Marilyn Gould, 49, was pronounced dead at approximately 5 a.m., shortly after Kane County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to the area of Green Road south of Main Street in Blackber-

ry Township. The accident occurred near Gould’s residence in the 2S200 block of Green Road in Elburn. Along with her family, Gould helped run the Gould Cider and Apple Pressing Mill, which has been in the Gould family for six generations, according to information on the business’s website. Dave Anderson, village president of Elburn, described Gould as a hard worker and a “very, very friendly person.” “They’re great people. It’s

St. Charles resident indicted in student sexual assault case By MARY BETH VERSACI mversaci@shawmedia.com WHEATON – A St. Charles resident and former speech team coach from Wheaton North High School accused of having inappropriate sexual contact with a student has Edward Klemm been indicted by a grand jury, a spokesman for the DuPage County State’s Attorney’s Office said. Edwin Klemm, 43, of the 1100 block of Howard Street in St. Charles, was arrested March 19 and charged with criminal sexual assault, according to a news release from the DuPage County State’s Attorney’s Office. Klemm also has taught English at Wheaton North. Paul Darrah, a spokesman for the state’s attorney’s office, confirmed Thursday that a grand jury indicted Klemm on April 9 on 11 counts of criminal sexual assault, a Class 1 felony. His next court appearance is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. today for a status hearing, Darrah said. Officials allege that between February and November 2011, Klemm sexually assaulted a 16-year-old female student multiple times at

various locations, including movie theaters, his vehicle, a classroom and his house while his daughter was home. The student’s parents contacted the DuPage County Children’s Center after finding a love letter Klemm had allegedly written to the teenager, the release reads. The center opened an investigation into the accusations. DuPage County Circuit Judge Elizabeth Sexton set Klemm’s bond at $600,000 in bond court March 20. He remains in DuPage County Jail, according to media reports. Klemm was suspended without pay by Community Unit School District 200 until the investigation into the allegations against him is complete, district officials said. At that time, the district will review his employment status. Criminal sexual assault is punishable by four to 15 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections. If found guilty of the 11 counts, Klemm would face a minimum of 44 years in prison as the sentences must be served consecutively, officials said. At his court appearance today, a judge is expected to hear a request to allow cameras in the courtroom, a request prosecutors oppose, according to media reports.

very, very sad,” he said. “The Goulds have been an integral part of the Elburn community for a long time. She will be missed.” According to a news release, the initial investigation indicates that a Chevy Traverse SUV was traveling south on Green Road and – for an unknown reason – left the road. The vehicle came back onto Green Road and went off the road on its west side. It again came back onto the road, crossed Green Road and came to a rest near a tree on the road’s east side, states

the release. The release also stated that Gould was not wearing a seat belt. She was the sole occupant of the vehicle at the time of the incident, which appeared to have occurred at some point overnight. Lt. Pat Gengler, the spokesman for the Kane County Sheriff’s Office, said a passer-by notified police of the incident around 5 a.m. Gengler said he wasn’t sure how long the investigation would take, as the scene had no witnesses. He said if the Kane County Accident

Reconstruction Team decides to do a full reconstruction, the investigation could take as long as a month. He said deputies are still not sure if Thursday’s rainy weather had anything to do with the incident. For now, Gengler said, deputies are talking with family members to find out what might have happened. “When there’s a single-car crash with one person involved, we try to give the family a little more time instead of pushing them for answers right away,” he said.

slightly from $1,161,121,749 to $1,188,768,595. Given the slow real estate market recovery, the total county EAV, or “equalized assessed value,” declined from $13,770,900,912 to $12,767,733,366 over the same period. The number of exemptions granted (senior citizens, senior citizen tax freeze, home improvement, homestead exemption, disabled citizens)

also increased from 156,878 in 2011 to 157,647 in 2012. “The township assessors, Supervisor of Assessments Mark Armstrong and County Treasurer Dave Rickert deserve a lot of credit for implementing our new tax procedures,” Cunningham said in a news release. For information about tax extension, call Director of Tax Extension and Vital Records Susan Ericson at 630-232-5964.

8LOCAL BRIEF Kane County clerk certifies tax extension GENEVA – Kane County Clerk John A. Cunningham certified the tax extension to the county treasurer on Tuesday, which means property tax bills will go out on time. The total number of taxable county parcels increased from 192,297 in 2011 to 192,415 in 2012, and the total taxes extended to all districts also increased

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Man found guilty of aggravated battery By ERIC SCHELKOPF ST. CHARLES – A St. Charles man has been found guilty of severely injuring a man after punching him in the jaw more than three years ago. A jury Tuesday found Jack R. Gray, 29, of the 700 block of Westfield Drive, St. Charles, guilty of two counts of aggravated battery, each a Jack R. Gray Class 3 felony, according to a news release from the Kane County State’s Attorney’s Office. About 1:40 a.m. Oct. 3, 2009, outside a tavern in the 200 block of West Main Street in St. Charles, Gray and a friend began to argue with the victim and his friend for an unknown

Linda Chapa LaVia State representative., D-Aurora for-profit company K12 Inc. The virtual school concept is in place in other states, including Tennessee and Florida. But officials in those two states have raised questions over the virtual charter school operations, noting participating students’ low test scores, among other issues. In Illinois, education officials have also cited concerns over a lack of provisions in the state’s charter schools law

that could be applied to such virtual charter schools. At least 10 of the 18 school boards in the proposed charter school’s area – including Kaneland District 302, St. Charles District 303, Geneva District 304 and Batavia District 101 – have rejected the virtual school proposal. The remaining districts are set to vote on it next week. Virtual Learning Solutions could appeal those decisions to a state board. Lawmakers have sought to slow the process down. State Reps. Bob Pritchard, R-Hinckley, and Kay Hatcher, R-Yorkville, have signed on as co-sponsors to Chapa LaVia’s legislation, after Chapa LaVia reduced the moratorium to one year and agreed to exempt online learning programs in place in Chicago and other Illinois public schools. The state lawmakers said they believed time was need-

ed to commission a task force to draft guidelines and suggested legislation to specifically address online charter schools. “There really aren’t standards for an all-virtual school,” Pritchard said. Hatcher said allowing online education was intended to give public schools greater access to quality instruction, such as foreign language instruction for rural districts or better science teachers for inner city schools. “This moratorium is the right thing to do, because the charter school statute was conceived in a different time, before there was any idea, really, of what virtual learning could become,” Hatcher said. “Nobody’s against online schooling. “This will just give us the time we need to gather data that could affirm it one way or the other.”

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“This is the first time Illinois has ever seen anything like this. And I’m not willing to risk something that would be detrimental to our children and our schools.”

reason, according to the news release. When the man turned away from Gray and was unable to see him, Gray punched him with a closed fist in the left rear part of the jaw, according to the news release. The victim fell unconscious to the sidewalk and fractured his skull, and was hospitalized in a coma for three days. The victim is still recovering from the blow, and suffers permanent hearing loss and ringing in his ears, according to the news release. Circuit Judge Karen Simpson set Gray’s next court appearance for 9 a.m. May 28 for post-trial motions and sentencing. Gray faces a sentence of probation or two to five years in the Illinois Department of Corrections. Gray had been free on $3,500 bond. Bond was revoked after he was found guilty and Gray was taken into custody.

Batavia church plans Taize service for today BATAVIA – The Congregational Church of Batavia, 21 S Batavia Ave., across from the library, has planned a Taize service at 7 p.m. today. All are welcome. For information, call 630-879-1999.

Batavia chamber to hold networking event BATAVIA – A Batavia Chamber of Commerce “Net-Working-It” event – progressive bowling – is set from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, at Funway, 1335 S. River St., Batavia. Attendees can bowl free (including shoes). Bowlers will change lanes every few frames to meet and challenge a different group. A cash bar and food provided by event co-sponsor Chick-fil-A will be available. This event is not limited to Batavia Chamber members. Call 630879-7134 for information.

go. The 21-and-older show also features Brent Brown, Run and Punch and Chris Dobleman. Tickets are $10. For information, call 630-876-9600 or visit www.cairobar.com for details.

Art show run starts Saturday in Naperville NAPERVILLE – An art show, Introspect, will be held from Saturday through May 5 at F.I.R.E. Art Studios and Gallery, 190 E. Fifth Ave., Naperville, IL 60563. An artist reception and award ceremony will be held from 5:30 to 9 p.m. April 26. Pieces in the show have been described as depicting inner conflict, simplicity and indecision, and suffering and sacrifice.

More than 30 artists will have work on display. For more information, call 630-428-4639 or visit www.fireartstudiosandgallery.com.

Attend bingo night in St. Charles in May ST. CHARLES – The St. Charles Breakfast Rotary and the St. Charles Park District will host a night of bingo, from 7:15 to 8:45 p.m. May 8, at the Pottawatomie Community Center, 8 North Ave. The cost is 75 cents. Advance registration is required, and space is limited. For information, contact Meghan at 630-513-4324 or register online at www.stcparks.org.

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SPRINGFIELD – As local school boards rejected this week a request from a proposed online charter school that would draw students from their schools, state lawmakers appear poised to slap a hold on the creation of virtual schools until regulations and guidelines to govern them can be crafted. State Rep. Linda Chapa LaVia, D-Aurora, introduced legislation Thursday to place a one-year moratorium on webbased virtual charter schools. Earlier this week, Chapa LaVia had called for a threeyear moratorium. But she said that time span was “arbitrary” and she was open to reducing the length of time the ban would remain in place. “This is the first time Illinois has ever seen anything like this,” Chapa LaVia said.

“And I’m not willing to risk something that would be detrimental to our children and our schools.” Chapa LaVia’s legislation has passed a state House committee, and is headed to the full chamber for a possible vote. The legislation arose in response to a proposal from Illinois Virtual Learning Solutions to open the Illinois Virtual Charter School at Fox River Valley. The online school was proposed to include students from 18 school districts in Kane, DeKalb, DuPage, Kendall, McHenry and Will counties, and would be funded by local district funds, estimated at up to $8,000 per student. While the nonprofit Illinois Virtual Learning Solutions would govern the virtual school, it has said actual operations for the school would be handled by Virginia-based,

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Tunneling starts for bike path By JONATHAN BILYK jbilyk@shawmedia.com GENEVA – Work crews soon will begin drilling a new tunnel under Randall Road near Delnor Hospital to create a safer path for bicyclists and pedestrians to get from one side of the busy highway to the other. In recent weeks, contractors hired by the Kane County Division of Transportation have begun preparing sidewalls and supports on both sides of Randall Road, just south of Keslinger Road, to prepare the site to begin tunneling under Randall. When completed, the tunnel will run from near South Street, just south of Randall and Keslinger roads’ intersection, to a point opposite South Street across Randall Road. From there, the county would construct a bicycle path that would run north, cross Keslinger Road and connect with existing trails surrounding Delnor Hospital in Geneva. Steve Coffinbargar, assistant director of transportation at KDOT, said the work began during the winter, and county officials hope to complete the work in the fall. Coffinbargar said the tunneling work will begin soon, moving from the west side of Randall Road to the east side. From there, the new trail will be constructed, and the county hopes to have the tunnel and trail open for public use no later than spring 2014, Coffinbarger said. The project has been in the works for several years and was authorized by the Kane County Board in 2011. The project was awarded to Martam Construction of Elgin. It will cost $1.87 million, with 80 percent of that amount coming from funds awarded by the federal government, Coffinbargar said.

8LOCAL BRIEFS Jazz night to benefit St. Francis student WHEATON – St. Francis High School will have its annual Jazz and Swing Night, which will be a benefit for Alex Novak. The event takes place on Saturday at St. Francis, 2130 W. Roosevelt Road, Wheaton. Tickets will be $7 per person or $25 per family. Mass starts at 4 p.m. The pasta dinner begins at 5:30 p.m., and optional dance lessons are set at 6:30 p.m. Novak was injured in August 2012. He was bicycling and was struck by a car, and he was in a coma for six weeks. For information, visit www. sfhsnet.org.

Pancake breakfast set for May 5 in Batavia BATAVIA – The Valley Sheltered Workshop’s 47th annual pancake breakfast is set from 7:30 a.m. to noon May 5 at 325 Main St., Batavia. Pancakes are prepared by Batavia Lions Club volunteers, sausage patties grilled by Batavia Fireman, fresh strawberries, orange juice and coffee will be served. Carryout is available. There will be a silent auction, raffles and cash drawing. The cost is $5 for seniors, $7 for adults and $3 for children. For information, call 630-879-2359.

Batavia church to host vendor, craft fair BATAVIA – Women of the Batavia Covenant Church, 1314 W. Main St., Batavia, (an Evangelical Covenant Church), will be hosting “Give a Girl a Lift: a Vendor and Craft Fair,” from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. There will be 20 vendors present, from cosmetic, jewelry and kitchenware businesses to home crafters and bakers, as well as silk scarves and tote bags from the mission fields. During the course of the day there will be 20-minute presentations that will provide information on four different compassion ministries, ones that touch the lives of women and their families around the area and our nation. The event will be in the lower level of

the church. The cost is a $2 donation. For information, call 630-879-3721.

Elgin orchestra will perform in Batavia ELGIN – At 2:30 p.m. Saturday, the Elgin Youth Symphony Orchestra Brass Choir will perform at the Congregational Church of Batavia, 21 S. Batavia Ave., with Demondrae Thurman. There will be a master class with Thurman at noon, which is free and open to the public. Tickets for the concert may be purchased at http:// tickets.elgin.edu or 847-6220300. Tickets are $24 (general public), $19 (senior citizens), and $13 (students). Seating is on a first-come, first-serve basis. To learn more about Thurman, visit www.demondrae.com.

Golf fundraiser to take place at country club ST. CHARLES – An event, “Golfing for Good” will be June 10 at the Royal Fox Country Club, 4405 Royal & Ancient Drive, St. Charles. The event will benefit both Lazarus House and the St. Charles Kiwanis. Tickets are $175 per golfer and include 18 holes with a cart, lunch, dinner and all the evening events. Evening only (dinner, dessert bar, auctions and live entertainment) tickets are $55, with reservations due by May 20. To RSVP, contact Michael at 630-624-0229 or go online at www.kiwanisofstcharles. org and click Fundraisers to register.

St. Charles group seeks funding for culture ST. CHARLES – The city of St. Charles Visitors Cultural Commission is soliciting requests for funding from organizations that support and promote tourism, culture, history and the arts in St. Charles. Organizations must be based in St. Charles; be certified by the Internal Revenue Service as a 501 nonprofit corporation; have been in operation for a minimum of two years;

provide the most recently completed annual report and the current budget, outlining anticipated programs and expenditures; provide IRS Form 990; provide a narrative showing how the organization’s mission aligns with the cultural commission’s mission to support and promote tourism, culture, history and the arts in St. Charles; complete a funding request application form; and provide amount requested to be funded along with detailed list of use of funds. Requests are due in the finance department of City Hall by 4:30 p.m. May 1. Requests should be addressed to St. Charles Visitors Cul-

tural Commission, city of St. Charles Finance Department, 2 E. Main St., St. Charles, IL 60174. For information, contact finance director Christopher Minick at 630-377-4478 or cminick@stcharlesil.gov.

Renaissance Support Group meets Tuesdays GENEVA – The Renaissance Support Group meets at 7 p.m. the first Tuesday of every month at First Baptist Church of Geneva, 3435 Keslinger Road, Geneva. This is a group dedicated to the caregivers of children with special needs. For information, send email to renaissancefbcg@gmail.com.

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By ERIC SCHELKOPF eschelkopf@shawmedia.com BATAVIA – Governor Pat Quinn on Thursday announced $3.7 million in street improvements to Wilson Street as part of his Illinois Jobs Now! capital construction program. “Transportation investments create needed construction jobs for Illinois workers and make our roads safer for all,” Quinn said in a statement. “This Illinois Jobs Now! project will help to ensure that Illinois has a strong, 21st century infrastructure.” The Wilson Street street-

provements, said the city’s Assistant City Engineer Karen Young. The Illinois Department of Transportation will manage the project that will stretch on Wilson Street from Batavia Avenue to Island/ Shumway Avenue. The project will include wider sidewalks and brick paver crosswalks at major intersections, pedestrian bumpouts, traffic signal interconnection and modernization, water main replacement and sanitary sewer rehabilitation. Landmark Contractors Inc. of Huntley was the lowest of three bidders for the work with its quote of $3.72 million.

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section on the Illinois Tollway’s website www.illinoistollway.com. Advance registration closes at 5 p.m. today. On-site registration will be provided at the event.

8LOCAL BRIEFS Chez Moi plans beer, dining event tonight GENEVA – Chez Moi Cafe and Catering in Geneva has planned an event, French beer and dinner pairing, for 6:30 p.m. today at 415 W. State St., Geneva. Entertainment will be provided by Annalee, a jazz vocalist and guitarist. The cost is $45 a person, and reservations are required. For reservations or information, contact Chez Moi by phone at 331-248-0654 or email beth@chezmoigeneva.com.

Cadence health, fitness center hosting open house GENEVA – The new Cadence Fitness & Health Center (formerly Delnor Health & Wellness Center) will be hosting an open house from 9 a.m. to noon May 4, at 296 Randall Road, Geneva. The day includes a variety of screenings such as grip, strength, and posture. There will be healthy heart information, sun safety tips and fitness demonstrations. Discover your level of fitness with simple stretch and reach and BMI tests. Afterward, relax and unwind with a chair massage. The event is free and open to all members of the community. For information, call call 630-938-9000. TTY for the

Elgin Genealogical Society holding meeting ELGIN – The Elgin Genealogical Society will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, in the first-floor meeting room of the Gail Borden Public Library, 270 N. Grove Ave., Elgin. After the business meeting, the program will be “Sharing the Highs and Lows of Your Research.” The public is invited to attend the meetings. For information, visit www.elginroots.com.

Illinois Tollway hosting networking event Tuesday ELGIN – The Illinois Tollway is hosting a free construction networking event for firms involved in the heavy-highway construction industry. The event takes place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday at Elgin Community College’s Seigle Auditorium, 1700 Spartan Drive, Elgin. General contractors, specialty subcontractors, trucking firms and construction materials suppliers are invited. Speakers include Illinois Tollway Executive Director Kristi Lafleur, Chief Engineer Paul Kovacs and Chief of Diversity and Strategic Development Gustavo Giraldo. For information, visit the Doing Business

Learn how to manage finances at local events Saving for college? Preparing for retirement? Just wish you were better at managing your money? The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago and more than 250 partner organizations are hosting 500 free financial education events during Money Smart Week Chicago, which takes place April 20-27. Money Smart Week events – including events in Geneva, Elgin and Aurora – are open to the public. Learn more at www.moneysmartweek.org.

Chez Moi plans for fashion show in April GENEVA – Chez Moi is teaming up with C’est La Vie for a spring fashion show at 7 p.m. Thursday at Chez Moi, 415 W. State St., Geneva. The event will include spring fashion, as well as wine and treats. There is no cost. For information, contact Chez Moi by phone at 331-248-0654 or by email at beth@chezmoigeneva. com.

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Died: April 8, 2013 SOUTH ELGIN – Frances Mary Garbarski (nee Zonzo), 82, passed away peacefully with family at her side on Monday, April 8, 2013. Frances, known as Fran and Frankie, had lived in South Elgin since 1995, and previously lived in Villa Park from 1959 to 1995, and Chicago prior to that. She is survived by her devoted husband of 60 years, Donald; daughter, Julie Cole (James); granddaughter, Lisa Hines (Josh); son, Joe Garbarski (Gayle);

granddaughter, Dana Garbarski (Dan Weisman); great-granddaughter, Lucille Jean Weisman; and great-grandson, Levi Joseph Weisman; granddaughters, Justine Garbarski (Justin) and Stacey Garbarski; two sisters, Sue Kwasigroch (Jim) and Anna Gruba; and many loving nieces and nephews, godchildren, and close family friends from Villa Park. She is predeceased by her parents, Frank and Anna Zonzo; brothers, Anthony and Joseph Zonzo; and sisters, Concetta Anzelmo and Theresa Sonondres. Interment will be private. Please sign the guest book at www.legacy.com/kcchronicle.

8FUNERAL ARRANGEMENTS Elizabeth Colpen: The visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, April 12, at Moss-Norris Funeral Home, 100 S. Third St. (three blocks west of the river and one block south of Route 64), St. Charles. A funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 13, at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 101 S. Sixth Ave., St. Charles, where she will lie in state from 9:30 a.m. until the service. Interment will follow in North Cemetery in St. Charles. Linda Cudworth: A memorial service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 13, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 1145 N. Fifth Ave., St. Charles. Burial will be

private. Carolyn Funk: A memorial visitation will be from 9 to 11 a.m. Friday, April 12, at Moss Family Funeral Home, 209 S. Batavia Ave. (Route 31), Batavia, where a memorial service will follow the visitation at 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Robert “Bob” Hansel: A memorial Mass will be at noon Saturday, April 13, at St. Patrick’s Church, 400 Cedar St., St. Charles. Dorothy L. Reinert: A memorial Mass will be celebrated at 3 p.m. Saturday, April 13, at St. Thomas More Catholic Church in Elgin.

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scape project is set to start May 6 and a public open house on the plans will be at 7 p.m. April 30 in the City Council chambers at the Batavia Government Center, 100 N. Batavia Ave. City officials said they already knew about the state funding, which includes $1.5 million from the Illinois Transportation Enhancement Program, a federally funded grant program that promotes alternative transportation, bike and pedestrian travel and streetscape beautification. In addition, the city will receive about $1 million from the state for traffic signal im-

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Local high school robotics team headed to national tournament By ERIC SCHELKOPF eschelkopf@shawmedia.com BATAVIA – Batavia High School junior Ben Wilt gets a kick out of seeing the robots he has designed do what they are supposed to do. Wilt is a member of the Batavia High School Robotics Team 2704 Order2Chaos group, which has earned an invitation to compete at the F.I.R.S.T. – or For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology – Robotics World Championship tournament in St. Louis, Mo., April 24-27. The team earned the invitation after being awarded the 2013 Chicago Regional Engineering Inspirational Award. “I’m hoping we will do well, especially because there are a lot of seniors on our team,” Wilt said. The team has already won three exceptional awards

“I like designing the robots on a computer and then seeing them do what I designed them to do, like shooting a Frisbee and climbing on a metal pyramid.” Ben Wilt Batavia High School junior this year – the Engineering Inspiration Award, the Innovation in Control Award and the Industrial Safety Award. Wilt has been on the team for three years. He first became interested in the team because it offered training in welding. “I like designing the robots on a computer and then seeing them do what I designed them

to do, like shooting a Frisbee and climbing on a metal pyramid,” he said. And, as he has learned, making a robot do what it is supposed to do takes work. “More often than not, things don’t go right the first time,” Wilt said. Wilt said the experience of being on the team has led him to want to major in mechanical engineering in college. His father, Don Wilt, is a mechanical engineer at Miner Enterprises in Geneva. His mother, Pat Wilt, said she has seen how much the team has helped her son. She and her husband are coaches on the Order2Chaos team. “It led him to know that this is his passion,” she said. More information about the Order2Chaos team is available by going to the group’s website, www.order2chaos.org.

St. Charles • Stephanie L. Bruckner, 34, of the 34W600 block of Elm Court, St. Charles, was charged April 7 with retail theft for reportedly stealing $111.07 in merchandise while going through a self-checkout lane at Meijer, 855 S. Randall

Road, St. Charles. • Joseph M. Montes, 22, of the 1400 block of Exeter Lane, South Elgin, was charged April 7 with public drunkenness. • Michael J. Whalen, 27, of the 100 block of Kenneth Circle, Elgin, was charged April 7 with public drunkenness.

8LOCAL BRIEF Public invited to Coultrap auction GENEVA – Members of the Geneva community are invited to participate in a community auction at the Coultrap facility in preparation for the building’s demolition later this year. Auction items include desks, chairs, coat racks removed from the walls, historical glass doors from the original building, tables and other items salvaged from the building. Money raised will be used by School District 304 to defray the cost of the facility’s demolition. The silent auction will be held from

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7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and from 8 to 11 a.m. Sunday. The Coultrap building is at 1113 Peyton St., Geneva. Use the Lincoln Avenue entrance. District staff will contact the winners of the items between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Sunday. Winners will be able to pick up their auction items between 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. the same day. Arrangements can be made to pick up items at a later date by calling 630-463-3025. All items must be removed from the building by Thursday. For information, call 630-463-3020.

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of gun owners. Some years ago, it was a proponent of certain background checks. Under current management it has turned into a powerful lobby blocking any restrictions at all, including background checks. With a budget of over $200 million, it rates members of Congress on their support of its program – no new gun laws. It backs this up by spending large sums to elect those who agree with them and money to defeat those who do not. The most amazing fact is that it is now deriving tens of millions from gun manufacturers who naturally are only interested in selling more guns. Assault weapons have the highest price tag and are obviously a significant source of profit. Interestingly, Wayne LaPierre, the CEO of the NRA, is reputedly being paid about $1 million. No wonder he thinks everybody should be armed just like the old west. He

might make more money if more guns were sold. Try listening to or reading some of his paranoid ramblings. He has apparently convinced many that the government is out to take away their guns. This is categorically not true, a convenient way to mislead the membership. His favorite target is the president, who has repeatedly stated that he supports the Second Amendment, and he has done some skeet shooting himself. He has been in office for over four years and has obviously made no moves to take away guns. Recent polls show the American public strongly supports universal background checks and a ban on assault weapons. Polls also show a majority of NRA members support universal background checks. Edward Lynd Kendall

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Get the biggest buck for your bang Your doorbell rings. Some kid in a para-military uniform (a blue-jeaned adult looming behind him) stands on your porch. Opening the door triggers a prepared speech gauged to elicit guilt and pity. A wrinkled document unfolds in your face with 100 varieties of popcorn, cookies or candy. Next to the colored chart, you recognize neighbors’ hurried signatures. “Would you like to help our organization?” the youth inquires as though reading a cue card. “Great, yeah,” you lie. You check your wallet for petty cash. Zero. Too bad. You should buy something from this young, overachieving entrepreneur; he might someday own the company for which you now work and be tempted

to fire you, Willy Loman style. You offer to write a check. When you learn no money is needed now, you select more boxes of whatever he’s pushing than anyone can eat in a lifetime because you want to impress the world with your community involvement and overwhelming generosity. Four months later, the master list lost, they return to ask what you ordered. “Was it two boxes of Chocolate Chip Macadamia Peanut Butter Clusters and one box of Coconut Macaroon Frozen Strawberry Daiquiri Munchies, or one box of Lemon Encrusted Raspberry-filled Tortilla Nuggets and two boxes of Marshmallow Mint Butterscotch Melt-away Smoothies?” “Give me your stale, your already-opened,” you answer

VIEWS Rick Holinger patriotically. “Give me your huddled crushed boxes yearning to be sold, the wretched refuse of your teeming Radio Flyer.” Oh, who am I kidding? As father of two Scouts and athletes who played every sport except traveling mahjong, we often begged door to door on afternoons other than Halloween. If only I knew then what I know now! What idiots all we Fox Valley parents have been! Instead of pushing fats, sugars and carbs, we should have gone metal. That’s what Charidy

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Butcher did. Besides having a name I’ll use in my next novel, she had her phone “ringing nonstop” even from people outside Illinois since beginning a raffle benefitting the downstate Atwood-Hammond Little League team. (You can read the story at www.rawstory.com). What did she offer? An Xbox? iPad? Smartphone? Who wants stuff they already have? No, Charidy promised the winning ticket a Rock River Arms Tactical Operator AR-15. For you non-militia types, that’s a military-style assault rifle similar to the one used to kill over 20 children and adults at Sandy Hook Elementary. If Midwestern Babe Ruths can generate income by banking on America’s lust for heavy weaponry, Tri-City

churches should capitalize on the nation’s apocalyptic paranoia by selling chances for home anti-invasion systems. Scouts should feed off people’s addiction to trans fats by raffling off gift certificates to Warm-n-Scrumptious Donuts. Schools should cash in on students’ preference for large screens over boring books by holding a lottery for a Home Media Entertainment Hub. After all, an Atwood-Hammond second baseman couldn’t care less who winds up with a shiny, black assault rifle nestled in his gun cabinet, trigger finger itching for a target. • Rick Holinger has lived and taught high school in the Fox Valley since 1979. Contact him at editorial@kcchronicle. com.

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To the Editor: As a long-term skeet shooter, I believe that hunting – if done safely and legally – is an ancient and honorable sport. After the recent massacre at Newtown, Conn., and the ongoing slaughter of youths in Chicago and elsewhere, the polls now show an overwhelming majority of citizens believe that reasonable restrictions on gun purchases are necessary. Consider this number: 281,757 Americans died from gunshot wounds from 2001 to 2011. In fact, more people in this country die from guns than in the Iraq War or the war in Afghanistan. Why is it so difficult to enact reasonable laws to curb this slaughter? It’s all about money, big money. The National Rifle Association was for many years an honorable organization teaching gun safety and protecting the legal rights


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Plass Appliance & Furniture closing By BRENDA SCHORY bschory@shawmedia.com GENEVA – Plass Appliance & Furniture is closing its Geneva store at 1881 S. Randall Road in the next month or two, a store spokesman confirmed. Company president Dale Plass said the company is closing all its suburban Chicago stores to focus on a new business in Florida. “We waited to the company’s 75th year, it’s been a good run, and life is a long

road,” Plass said. “We told the employees a while back and we are helping them in finding other positions. We have many loyal employees and they know the game plan. It’s no surprise. We’re working together like we always have.” The Florida business is named DeSears and also sells appliances, but focuses more on furniture and mattresses, Plass said. Plass also has stores in Addison, Elmhurst, Naperville and Northbrook. It

closed a store last year in Arlington Heights. Geneva Economic Development Director Ellen Divita said she was unaware Plass was closing. “Plass has always provided good pricing and fair value,” Divita said. “I bought my last appliance from them. I have not talked to Dale Plass to get the full story. I am sorry to see it close. We thank them for years of service to the community.” Plass said he had a store in Elgin from 1979 to about

2000, when it relocated to Geneva. Plass said the decision to close did not come from having to pay higher sales taxes in recent years. The store was among several companies that routed sales through Channahon, allowing it to avoid the higher sales tax rates in the suburban area. Plass said when the loophole came to light a few years ago, he decided the company would voluntarily pay local taxes, rather than fight it.

“Everything we did was completely correct in the parameters of the law,” Plass said. “The RTA was only one that did not like it, and they lost twice in court. It’s before the Illinois Supreme Court right now. It’s just proving that they have to follow their own rules. We voluntarily began paying sales tax. It’s a no-win situation ... it was easier to say forget it.” Plass said the company “purposely waited for the 75th anniversary to close the stores.”

New DeKalb clerk keeping similar Maple Park job By DAVID THOMAS dthomas@shawmedia.com DeKALB – Liz Peerboom will work as the village clerk of Maple Park while serving out her term as DeKalb’s newly elected city clerk. Both Peerboom and City Attorney Dean Frieders said state law allows for her to work in both capacities. State law does prohibit elected officials from holding offices that would create a conflict of interest, or where one office could adversely affect the other. “In this case, there is no statutory prohibition on holding both offices,” Frieders said in an email. “And there is no relationship between the two units of government that would create a conflict of interest or conflicting duties and obligations.” Peerboom, 51, was the clear winner in Tuesday’s four-way write-in race for the city clerk position, collecting 75 percent of the vote. “I was humbled,” Peerboom said. “I was hoping to win obviously, but I never dreamed it would be by that large of a margin.” Peerboom will be sworn in with other new DeKalb leaders – Mayor-elect John Rey, and aldermen-elect Bill Finucane and Robert Snow – at a special meeting May 6. The

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Liz Peerboom works at her desk within the Maple Park Civic Center on Thursday. Peerboom, who is the village clerk for Maple Park, was also recently elected as the next DeKalb city clerk. Maple Park job is an appointed position in which she makes $13.26 an hour and works 20 to 30 hours weekly. Peerboom had previously worked for the city of DeKalb for 19 years, working in different departments until her retirement in 2010. Peerboom said she has already been

in contact with the DeKalb Clerk’s Office as well as the city’s information technology department. Peerboom said she expects to take on the full duties of the DeKalb office, even though the council reduced the salary. “I’m going to be doing it because I care about the city, not

because of the money,” Peerboom said. “It’s a very important role in the city. I do believe it is worth more than what it’s being paid now.” In February 2012, Steve Kapitan resigned from the DeKalb city clerk position he was elected to in 2009 after reportedly failing to comply

with the state’s Open Meetings Act. The controversy around Kapitan’s exit led to the DeKalb City Council reducing the clerk’s salary to $5,000 a year after DeKalb voters defeated a referendum to make the elected office an appointed position.


The St. Charles North boys lacrosse team is sitting on top of the IHSA Class A in the LaxPower rankings, writes sports reporter Kevin Druley. PAGE 15

ST. CHARLES NORTH BLANKS BATAVIA, HAS YET TO GIVE UP GOAL IN FLOW OF PLAY THROUGH 10 MATCHES. PAGE 14 Sandy Bressner – sbressner@shawmedia.com

Batavia’s Megan McEachern (2) heads the ball as St. Charles North’s Alyssa Brandt looks on during the North Stars’ 2-0 victory Thursday.

Stepping down Colleen Backer will not return as the St. Charles North girls basketball coach after four seasons on the sideline, and said she had mixed emotions about the move. PAGE 15

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North still perfect in UEC River with win over Batavia By JAY SCHWAB

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jschwab@shawmedia.com BATAVIA – The Batavia girls soccer team hadn’t been exposed to anything quite like what St. Charles North brings to the table, and Bulldogs coach Mark Gianfrancesco wanted as many of his players as possible to share the experience. After giving freshman reserve Rachel Reinecke a short-lived taste of the action, Gianfrancesco sought some instant feedback. “I asked her when she came out, ‘Pretty physical, pretty fast?’ She was like ‘Yeah,’ ” Gianfrancesco recalled with a smile. The North Stars continued to earn admirers Thursday night, knocking off Batavia, 2-0, in Upstate Eight Conference River play. North won at Geneva by the same score on Tuesday, and the defending Class 3A state runners-up have yielded only one goal through 10 matches, a penalty kick in a 1-0 loss to Neuqua Valley. Playing on a damp, chilly night, North (9-1, 4-0 UEC River) remained as close to airtight as a team can be less than a month into the season. “It helped that the field was incredibly narrow in that we were able to try a couple of different formations in the back, but that back line has been solid – mentally, physically,” North coach Ruth Vostal said. “I thought the first half we weren’t doing as well, honestly, in the back. We weren’t possessing after we collected it. But I thought the second half we stepped it up, did much better.” The Bulldogs (4-2-2, 1-2 UEC River) were unable to muster a shot on goal all night. “They’re tough,” Gianfrancesco said. “They go up, they win every ball in the air. I thought we were at least going up and challenging with them, but we can stop some of that, too. On some of the set plays, why wait for them to get back? Play it quick, play at the feet.” The North Stars started the match with only three defend-

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St. Charles North’s Sophie Pohl heads the ball during the North Stars’ 2-0 victory over Batavia on Thursday in Batavia. North improves to 9-1 overall and 4-0 in the Upstate Eight Conference River Division, while Batavia falls to 4-2-2 and 1-2.

“I think it’s definitely awesome that our defense and all the way from the forwards into the backs have been able to weather their storm and not allow any goals yet this season.” Jorie Clawson, St. Charles North midielder ers – Kenzie Rose, Jenny Barr and Megan O’Leary – as they sought to strike quickly against Batavia. It took a bit longer than Vostal had hoped, but with 24:05 to play in the first half, Kelly Manski and Alyssa Brandt combined on a gorgeous goal. Vostal praised Manski’s instincts for noticing that Batavia’s defenders were sucked toward the near post, and Manski uncorked an on-target, farpost delivery to Brandt, who volleyed the ball out of the air and past Bulldogs goalkeeper Jenny Welday. “We’ve been saying make

somebody on the team look good, so if I play a pass, even if it’s a bad one, I’m going to trap it really awesome to make that pass look better,” Vostal said. “So we keep saying make somebody else look good, and I think Kelly played a great ball. Alyssa was composed enough to just volley it in. Oftentimes you see those just going over the top.” Added Brandt: “Most of my finishes generally come off of the ground, so getting it out of the air is definitely something a little bit different.” North maintained a 1-0 lead through halftime. Considering how sharp the North Stars

have been defensively, the outcome was virtually sealed early in the second half when sophomore Elizabeth Parrilli headed one just inside the post past Batavia second-half goalkeeper Nicki Seiton. Ashlyn Walter was credited with the assist as North took a 2-0 lead. From there, the North Stars continued to keep the clamps on Batavia, setting up a crosstown clash Tuesday against St. Charles East that likely will determine the UEC River championship. For anyone playing the North Stars, simply scoring a goal, let alone winning, has proven to be a tall order. “I think it’s definitely awesome that our defense and all the way from the forwards into the backs have been able to weather their storm and not allow any goals yet this season,” North midfielder Jorie Clawson said. “I think it’s awesome. It’s a good accomplishment.”

TODAY Baseball: Batavia at South Elgin, 4:30 p.m.; Geneva at East Aurora, 4:30 p.m.; St. Charles East at Metea Valley, 4:30 p.m.; St. Charles North at Bartlett, 4:30 p.m.; Aurora Central Catholic at IMSA, 4:45 p.m.; Huntley at Aurora Christian, 4:30 p.m.; Westminster Christian at St. Francis, 4:15 a.m. Softball: Batavia, Rosary at West Aurora Invite, 4:30 p.m. (at Stuart Sports Complex, Montgomery); Geneva at South Elgin, 4:30 p.m.; St. Charles East at Lake Park, 4:30 p.m.; St. Charles North at East Aurora, 4:30 p.m.; Aurora Central Catholic at Wheaton Academy, 4:30 p.m. Girls soccer: St. Francis at Aurora Central Catholic, 6:30 p.m. Boys track and field: Aurora Central Catholic, St. Francis at Yorkville Invitational, 4:30 p.m.; Wheaton Academy at Seneca Invitational, 4 p.m. Girls track and field: St. Charles at Naperville North Invitational, 4:30 p.m.; Kaneland, Burlington Central at Ottawa Invitational, 4:30 p.m.; Rosary at Oswego East Invitational, 4:30 p.m.; Aurora Central Catholic, St. Francis at Yorkville Invitational, 4:30 p.m.; Wheaton Academy at Seneca Invitational, 4 p.m. Boys tennis: Wheaton Academy at Glenbard North, 4:30 p.m. Boys volleyball: Benet Academy at St. Francis, 7 p.m. Boys water polo: St. Charles East at Bremen Invitational, 4:30 p.m.; St. Charles North at Carl Sandburg Invitational, 4:30 p.m. Girls water polo: Richards at St. Charles East, 6 p.m.; St. Charles North at St. Viator Invitational, 4 p.m.


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The St. Charles North boys lacrosse team improved to 4-0 with Monday’s 10-9 overtime victory against fellow power Benet. The North Stars are ranked No. 1 in Illinois Class A according to LaxPower.com. behind his defense. After killing the penalty, North struck for the decisive power-play goal when attackman Zach Behrens took a feed from Judson Huxtable and scored his fifth goal

with just under two minutes remaining in the four-minute overtime. “Zach really kept the tempo up and played out of his mind,” senior midfielder Riley Martin said.

Martin and McCullough are among a group of veteran standouts who have seen the lacrosse program shift from a St. Charles co-op to separate teams for North and St. Charles East.

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ST. CHARLES NORTH GIRLS BASKETBALL

North girls basketball coach turning over reins By JAY SCHWAB jschwab@shawmedia.com Colleen Backer’s love for basketball and coaching remain intact, but she’s looking for an outlet for those passions that is more compatible with the rest of her life. Backer announced Thursday that she is stepping down after four years of coaching St. Charles North’s girls basketball team. She informed the North Stars’ players about her decision Monday. Backer, who arrived at North after coaching at a prep school in Charleston, S.C., is the daughter of former longtime Wheaton Warrenville South boys basketball coach

Barry Brennan. She consulted extensively with her father before making the decision. In an email explaining her rationale, Backer – who was Colleen Brennan when she first came to North – acknowledged mixed emotions about the move, but said there was no behind-the-scenes “drama” involved. “As you know, I moved here from the east coast, and maintaining my relationships and life there in some way, getting married and having a family, being an effective special education teacher and having some time to myself are just not possible while being a head coach of a program for me right now,” Backer

wrote. Backer routinely emphasized team-building and relationships above wins and losses but she also enjoyed competitive success early in her tenure. Her first North team finished 21-10 Colleen Backer and memorably pushed an unbeaten Geneva powerhouse to the brink before the Vikings exhaled for a 47-45 win in a regional championship game played at North. The North Stars have struggled the past couple seasons, including a 9-20 finish

in 2012-13, but Backer anticipates those lumps will do the returnees some good in the near future. “The girls in the varsity program this year are just an amazing group, and many of them are young,” Backer wrote. “If I am in between this decision, this is the perfect timing to do it as we have had two building years and the earlier the girls are able to develop a relationship with a new coach the better as I truly believe they will make significant progress next year and the year after.” Backer plans to continue guiding the program until her replacement is found, including conducting upcom-

Career glance Year W L 2009-10 21 10 2010-11 15 15 2011-12 8 22 2012-13 9 20 4-season total: 53-67

ing clinics for the St. Charles Storm youth feeder program. She speculated that coaching her daughter’s sixth-grade team and helping some of her friends on the high school coaching circuit with scouting could be among the ways she stays connected to the sport.

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LaxPower.com ranked St. Charles North as the top Illinois Class A boys lacrosse team before Monday’s victory against fellow power Benet. Naturally, the 10-9, overtime thriller kept the North Stars – 4-0 entering play Thursday – at No. 1. Those figurative “defeat me” signs on players’ backs won’t be falling, either. “We’ve had the energy throughout the year, but we’re getting it higher and higher each game, which is good,” North senior midfielder Nick McCullough said. “Everyone’s just pushing each other in practice. We know each game is an important game to us and everyone is out to get us.” Benet rebounded from a 9-4 deficit after three quarters to put the host North Stars on their heels at East Side Sports Complex. A penalty call near the end of regulation granted Benet a man advantage and possession when overtime started, but North goaltender Alec Datoli (14 saves) recovered

North’s hot start in 2013 comes amid a role reversal in the coaching staff. Wanting to spend more time with family, former longtime coach Andy Thompson ceded control of the team to Sean McCaffrey during the fall but remained as offensive coordinator. McCullough notes that little has changed in the dynamic, other than McCaffrey is the one handling paperwork and getting in referees’ ears should the situation call for that. “They’ve kind of turned us into men in a way,” said Martin, who recently committed to NCAA Division II Seton Hill (Pa.). “We came in so young and we were much more [about] watching how older guys were doing it. And then our coaches helped bring us up when we finally got on the field.” North ranked fourth in the IHSLA polls entering the Benet game, but ultimately realizes winning once next month’s playoffs begin trumps any early-season success. Either way, the North Stars are going for both. Nothing seems out of the question when you’re armed with so much energy.

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AURORA – Marmion baseball and track athletes were among those who watched the Cadets boys tennis team defeat Aurora Central Catholic, 5-0, in Thursday’s Suburban Christian Conference dual. Inclement weather pushed action indoors to Marmion’s Regole Fieldhouse, which hosted its first competition when a JV match was played Wednesday. Because it was a meet, tennis took precedence over practices for other sports. “It worked out really well,” Cadets coach John Tsang said. “The courts play well inside. It plays like an indoor tennis facility, and we were able to move around the matches pretty well [on three courts].” Marmion (3-0, 1-0 SCC) yielded a combined seven games in the dual. Jackson Rettig won at No. 1 singles, while the top doubles tandem of Ricky Angsten and Kevin Hoss also was victorious.

Maple Park, a four-goal outburst after intermission lifted Kaneland (3-2-1, 2-1 Northern Illinois Big 12 East). Heather Ortiz scored twice for the Knights, while Madi Jurcenko and Kiandra Powell had a goal and assist each.

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BOYS VOLLEYBALL Geneva 2, St. Edward 0 (25-14, 25-7): At Geneva, Nathan Jesko and Will Hince both had 11 assists as 13-4 Geneva cruised.

Lake Park 2, St. Charles North 1 (19-25, 25-16, 25-13): At Roselle, North fell to 11-2 despite eight kills from Kevin Beach.

BADMINTON Geneva 15, St. Charles North 0: At St. Charles, CC Ritter was strong at the bottom of the singles lineup for Geneva (24-3, 4-0 UEC River). North’s Amanda Garbarz pushed Melanie Burkhardt to three games at second singles.


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IN THE GROOVE SEBASTIAN VERMAAS Batavia, Sr. What he did: Vermaas threw down for the host Bulldogs at Saturday’s Les Hodge Invitational, winning the shot put (47 feet, 3 inches) and discus (163-1). Vermaas set a new meet record with his effort in the discus. LISA RODRIGUEZ Aurora Central Catholic, Sr. What happened: Competing at the Charger Nation Invitational on Saturday, Rodriguez captured individual titles in the 100, 200 and 400 meters while anchoring the winning 4x100 relay. “She’s really running at a whole other level right now,” Chargers coach Troy Kerber said.

More Star-ring roles Outgoing St. Charles North boys coach Don Spencer happily has presided over a boom in participation in his three seasons as head coach. Before taking over the program, Spencer served as an assistant for three seasons and remembers how then-coach Kevin Harrington worked to expand the team’s numbers. “We’ve grown dramatically,” Spencer said. “It’s just by word of mouth. Kids are finding out it’s a good track program. And No. 2, these kids are great kids, they simply are. I joke they could be sitting in a Norman Rockwell painting, but they really are terrific.”

Keep pushing Geneva junior Kathryn Adelman

WHAT WE LEARNED LAST WEEK ... Jeff Krage for Shaw Media

Burlington Central’s Parth Patel competes in the triple jump during Saturday’s Les Hodge Invitational at Batavia High School.

narrowly missed the IHSA Class 3A girls state meet qualifying time in the 1,600 at sectionals last spring. A sound cross country season and indoor track effort might just steer her to Charleston this time. Adelman already is hovering around the state standard of 5:15.24 after running 5:16.43 to place second at last month’s Upstate Eight Conference

indoor meet. “It’s a huge time for her. To be around state qualifying at the end of indoor season is fantastic,” Vikings coach Peter Raak said. “Now all we’ve got to do is stay healthy, fine-tune a few things and hopefully drop before sectionals.”

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COACH SLY SEZ ... The Suburban Christian Conference always is ripe with middle- and long-distance talent, but the crop on the boys side looks especially strong this spring. Last Saturday’s Charger Nation Invitational showcased the latest duels, with Marmion’s Will Graft edging Matt Meyers of ACC by less than a second in the 1,600 meters. That race came after Meyers outkicked Noah

VanDyke (Wheaton Academy) and Kevin Grahovec (Marmion). Marmion has had a stranglehold on SCC boys titles over the years, but the gap could be closing. Either way, these races should be entertaining. • You can respond at kcchronicle.com/blogs/ sly.

Just because the calendar has turned doesn’t mean the weather has to. While the Aurora Central Catholic boys eventually won Tuesday’s Marmion Quadrangular, it came amid several late lineup switches as the temperature dropped drastically from the beginning of the competition. “You don’t want to run the risk of any potential injury for a smaller meet like this,” Chargers coach Troy Kerber said.

WHAT WE’LL LEARN IN THE WEEK AHEAD ... Whether the Kaneland boys can make it two invitational victories in as many weeks. Fresh off the program’s first title at the East Moline Invitational, the Knights are set to travel to Ottawa on Saturday. Kaneland claimed relay titles in the 4x100 and 4x400 en route to 260.5 points, nearly 40 more than the host Panthers.

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Zach Flint leads off the Aurora Central Catholic boys’ 4x100 and 4x200 relays and can hold his own individually in each race from the 100 through the 800. Joe Fese is a returning state-qualifying sprinter, Patrick Lefevre shined during indoor season and Matt Meyers boasts plenty of distance experience. These veterans are a big reason why Chargers coach Troy Kerber greets the outdoor season with enthusiasm. If ACC can develop its stable of contributors behind them, Kerber will be even more overjoyed. “We feel right now we have a pretty good core of athletes,” Kerber said. “Our goal is to try to expand that core as the season progresses with some young kids who hopefully contribute by the end of the year to mix in with the other varsity athletes.” ACC’s ability to bring along newcomers figures to be a decicing factor in its bid to unseat Marmion, the eight-time defending Suburban Christian Conference champion. “I have a lot of respect for [Cadets coach] Dan Thorpe and his program,” Kerber said. “Even though we’re rivals, I think it’s a good, clean rivalry.”

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• DRULEY Continued from page 15 Vikes setting (and spiking) standard: Mason Sterwalt

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Kane County Cougars pitcher Michael Heesch tosses the ball to first for the out in the second inning Sunday. The Cougars saw their Thursday game against Wisconsin get rained out and are scheduled to play in a doubleheader at 5:05 p.m. today.

recalled middle school PE class when Geneva debuted its boys volleyball program in 2011. “It was always fun to play, mess around with your friends,” he said. “I heard a couple guys were trying to get together a team, and I thought it was a good idea.” Now a senior outside hitter for a team that was 12-4 entering Thursday, Stierwalt and classmates who held similar rationales two springs ago are finding their investment paying off. Co-captains Stierwalt and Dominic Bondi lead a core group that also includes Nathan Jesko, Chris Parilli and Swiss foreign exchange student Guillaume Rey.

Geneva is vying to take sole possession of the Upstate Eight Conference River Division title after sharing accolades with St. Charles East last season. A key road match against streaking St. Charles North looms May 7. “We’ve come a long way,” Stierwalt said. “Even after losing all our seniors, I never had a doubt that our younger kids and all Mason the other guys Stierwalt were going to be able to step up and carry this program.” Cougars rained out: The Cougars’ Thursday night game at Wisconsin was postponed due to rain and is scheduled to be made up as part of a doubleheader beginning at 5:05 p.m. today.

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With rain and snow in the forecast in Appleton, Wis., for days to come, the Cougars wouldn’t mind if the series were shifted to the home of the Timber Rattlers’ parent Milwaukee Brewers. Miller Park’s retractable roof looks pretty good to baseball teams of the upper midwest right about now. After four games in Wisconsin, Kane County will visit Beloit for three games to conclude its first road trip of the season. The Cougars avoided their first home rainout since 2011 on Wednesday, as the start of their series finale with Clinton was postponed about 50 minutes due to rain.

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

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The American Association of University Women – the Batavia-Geneva-St. Charles branch – recognized 18 students (one student not pictured) from Tri-City middle schools for original fiction writing, non-fiction writing and poetry at a ceremony April 4 in St. Charles.

Middle school students receive writing awards KANE COUNTY CHRONICLE neighbors@kcchronicle.com The American Association of University Women – the Batavia-Geneva-St. Charles branch – recognized 18 students from Tri-City middle schools for original fiction writing, non-fiction writing and poetry. The students were awarded at a ceremony and reception April 4 at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in St. Charles. The association’s Tri-Cities branch has the

student-writing contest annually. In the category of eighth-grade fiction writing, Kayla Little of Rotolo Middle School won first prize; Henry Feldhaus of St. Peter’s Middle School won second prize; and Shelby Balogh of Wredling Middle School won third prize. In the category for eighth- grade non-fiction writing, Megha Nayyar of Wredling won first prize; Jody Holta of Wredling won second prize; and Connor Heavington of Wredling won third prize.

In the category of eighthgrade poetry, Roxanne Vermaas of Rotolo won first prize; Mary Margaret Murray of Rotolo won second prize; and Breanne S. Warner of Haines Middle School won third prize. In the category for seventh-grade fiction writing Abigail Weiss of Rotolo won first prize; Shelby Tsakiris of Geneva Middle School North won second prize; and Abby Behnken of Rotolo won third prize. In the category for seventh-grade non-fiction, Grace Westerhoff of

Wredling won first prize; Mary Beirne of Haines Middle School won second prize; and Henry Brady, of Wredling won third prize. In the category of seventh-grade poetry, Jason Hinds of Thompson Middle School won first prize; Lindsey Haugen of Wredling won second prize; and Andrew Groomes of Wredling won third prize. The ceremony keynote speaker was Marnie Mamminga – journalist, educator and author of the novel “Return to Wake Robin.”

Entrepreneur leads the way for tomorrow’s workplace KANE COUNTY CHRONICLE neighbors@kcchronicle.com ST. CHARLES – Mara Hauser, president of The Hauser Group, a national office design firm in St. Charles, is looking to the future for trends in the workplace. Hauser said in a news release that companies must embrace and incorporate workforce trends of the future into their business today if they want to stay competitive. In the release, Hauser said that roles that used to be filled by full-time employees will soon become blends of

a combination of employees and contingent workers, which could make up 40 to 45 percent of the workforce by 2020. By the year 2020, there will also be a shift to a multi-generational workforce, consisting of five generations. This could have a substantial effect on corporate culture, the release states. “What this tells us is that work spaces will need to reflect a more casual and informal attitude, and more fluid and flexible work styles and schedules,” Hauser said in the release. “Designs for workplaces will

need to incorporate community, collaboration, and concentration.” Work spaces will include open floor plans and adaptable areas, which allow people to break into teams without a major renovation. According to the release, The Hauser Group office space uses work stations, tables and filing cabinets, and are all on casters for quick and easy redesign; meeting spaces allow for use of laptops and wi-fi so employees have the ability to work from anywhere in the office.

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The elements of VIEWS spring are everywhere to be seen. Joan The pair of Arteberry mallard duck honeymooners from last year have returned to the yard with high expectations. Flower bulbs are hesitating but could be persuaded by a bit more sun. A pussy willow tree is offering fuzzy partners when daffodils appear. Another signal: Rummage sales. The one at Baker Memorial United Methodist Church on East Main Street in St. Charles starts Thursday, April 18. St. Charles Congregational Church rummage sale week begins Monday, April 15. I suspect Mister Z to donate to the former and fill those empty spots at the latter. Whatever happened to spring clean-up? We managed to get out and about after voting on Tuesday. (Good wishes and high hopes to the winners. Nice try to the others. Wish we could recycle all those signs with a freshly painted message to do something positive such as “slow down” “eyes on the road” or “go Blackhawks.” On a try-something-different pathway, we had an embedded commercial message from that drive-thru with a taco namesake. Time to give it a try. What? No forks, no napkins, just runny food and a bit of attitude. On to the new coffee place in downtown St. Charles. The coffee – OK. The scones were soggy and the parking lot’s a nightmare. Drivers education tip: If you move your car, we can back out and then you get the space. Honking is for the geese. Sunny at Dunkin’ Donuts, hurrying back for your warm welcome, effective service and mighty fine coffee. I will stay on that same inner drive pathway to Beef Shack and the 7 Eleven where my winning lottery pick has yet to surface, but hope abounds. Have you marked April 26 on your calendar? The annual Arbor Day celebration begins at 4 p.m. on that Friday at Lincoln Park on West Main Street in St. Charles. Check out the writing and coloring contests and give a good thought to our precious trees, A final, somewhat painful reminder of springtime many years ago: Skipping school to go to the dentist in Oak Park to have braces tightened, then on to Wrigley Field. Now, with straight and pearly teeth, it’s deja vu all over again, as Yogi Berra once said: Enjoy the season. Shop those sales. Feed the ducks.

• Joan Arteberry is a long-time resident of St. Charles. Her columns are featured in the Kane County Chronicle’s Neighbors section every other Friday. Write to her at joanarteberry38@ gmail.com.


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22 ENGAGEMENT ANNOUNCEMENTS Morrissey-Gemas Megan Elizabeth Morrissey of Elburn and Kyle Kevin Gemas of Thiensville, Wis., are engaged to be married in 2014. Morrissey is the daughter of Daniel and Lisa Morrissey of Elburn. She is a 2008 graduate of Wheaton Academy in West Chicago and a 2012 graduate of Baylor University in Waco, Texas, earning a bachelor’s degree of business administration in marketing and management. She is a 2013

graduate of Clemson University in Greenville, S.C. Gemas is the son of Kevin and Bonnie Gemas of Thiensville, Wis. He is a 2008 graduate of Homestead High School in Thiensville-Mequon, Wis., and a 2012 graduate of Baylor University in Waco, Texas, earning a bachelor’s of business administration in finance and entrepreneurship. He is a credit analyst with Comerica Bank in Dallas, Texas.

VanDusen-Strom Melissa R. VanDusen and Lucas W. Strom of Maple Park are engaged to be married June 1 at First Lutheran Church in DeKalb. VanDusen is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert VanDusen of St. Charles. She is a 2001 graduate of St. Charles East High School in St. Charles and a 2005 graduate of the University of Missouri in Columbia, Mo. She received a Juris Doctorate from Northern Illinois University College of Law in DeKalb. She is employed by the U.S. Department of Labor in Chicago. Strom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Warren Strom of Maple Park. He is a

1995 graduate of Burlington Central High School in Burlington and a 2000 graduate of Northern Illinois University. He received his master’s degree from Northern Illinois University.

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WEDDING ANNOUNCEMENT Wells-Nilles Denna Wells and Judd Nilles are high school sweethearts who have been together for 26 years. The couple is tying the knot with a wedding ceremony April 20 at Baker Memorial Church in St. Charles. After the ceremony, the couple will celebrate with a reception at the River Rock-

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Volkswagen Jetta gets sporty look If in the market for a Volkswagen Jetta, fuel economy is the main reason to choose a hybrid model. Driven in a conservative manner, the 2013 Jetta hybrid can almost make 50 miles on a gallon of gasoline. A hybrid Jetta SEL model was tested recently and delivered an overall fuel economy figure of 42.9 miles per gallon, but that was with aggressive driving in the city and on 300 miles of interstates. The Environmental Protection Agency rates this hybrid at 48 mpg combined city and highway driving. With regenerative braking, the hybrid gets better fuel economy in the city. Of the 17 Jetta models on the market in 2013, four of them are hybrids. The hybrids have four trim levels, which are priced from $24,995 for a base model to $31,180 for a loaded SEL Premium edition. Between those two are the $26,990 SE and the $29,325 SEL models Premium unleaded fuel is recommended for the four-cylinder, 1.4-liter turbocharged engine, which is coupled with an electric motor to deliver 170 horsepower. The hybrid duplicates the energy of a conventional Jetta, which can scoot from 0 to 60 miles per hour in 8.3 seconds. The hybrid was tested at just less than 9 seconds. One reason for the performance is the turbo engine. Another is that the hybrid is 200 pounds lighter than a typical gasoline or diesel-powered Jetta. A third reason is the DSG dual-clutch, seven-speed automatic transmission. In essence, this is a transmission built like a manual but which reacts as an automatic. The shiftable automatic also has a sport mode for more excitable occasions. This is a supple 1.4-liter engine and a first for Volk-

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REVIEWS Jerry Kuyper swagen which, in the main, relies on a turbo 2-liter inline four-cylinder for the Jetta. Credit VW engineering for making this hybrid as energetic as a conventional Jetta. A compact sedan, the four-door, five-passenger,

front-wheel-drive hybrid has reduced space in the trunk due to the battery pack. The 80-pound pack with a cooling fan is positioned behind the rear seats and takes up space. A conventional Jetta has 15.5 cubic space in the trunk. The hybrid has 11.3 cubic feet of lighted space. Since less fuel is needed, the hybrid has an 11.8 gallon tank compared to a 14.5 gallon tank in conventional Jettas.

The hybrids differ slightly in looks from conventional Jettas with a spoiler on the trunk lid, a rear diffuser and new air dam in front. Hybrid badging decorates the hood, both front fenders and the trunk lid. Inside, the hybrid lettering is embedded in the front floor mats. The $29,325 SEL model is not as loaded as the $31,180 SEL Premium model, but it comes close.

Standard equipment includes the normal array of power features, such as four express windows, heated exterior mirrors and door locks, but also brags of a power tilt and slide sunroof, heated front seats and windshield washer nozzles for the intermittent wipers, a touchscreen navigation system and a power driver’s seat.

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Jetta’s ride is enhanced by multilink rear suspension Continued from page 25

• Friday, April 12, 2013

The seats are covered in leather. The seven-speaker sound system has high definition AM, FM and satellite radio, compact disc and MP3 players, plus iPod and USB ports, auxiliary input hookup and Bluetooth. Cruise control and air conditioning are standard. If the standard sound system is not sufficient, there is a nine-speaker Fender audio system available. The Fender audio and 17-inch instead of 16-inch alloy wheels are two components separating an SEL from an SEL Premium model. The Jetta’s ride is enhanced by a multilink rear suspension with sport-tuned spring and damper settings. Coil springs, telescopic dampers and antiroll bars are components of the rear and front strut suspension system. During hard cornering exercises, there was little inside wheel spin during the test week. For a compact sedan, leg room in front and the rear is generous. Officially, measurements are 41.2 and 38.1 inches, front and rear, respectively. Jetta offers a quiet ride as insulation factors are good. There is minimal intrusion of road and engine noise into the cabin. The hybrid SEL offers

five-spoke 16-inch alloys as standard wheels (P205 radial tires). Brakes are discs, vented with 12.3-inch rotors in front and solid with 10-inch rotors in the rear. On dry pavement from 60 miles per hour, the brakes can bring the car to a stop on a straight line in 130 feet. On the safety side, stability and traction controls are standard on all Jetta models as well as driver and passenger front and side airbags, curtains for both rows, headrests complementing seat belts, a four-wheel antilock braking system, brake assist and electronic brake distribution. In the Jetta, stability control electronics detect skidding and helps prevent it from breaking out of control. Volkswagen’s crash response system reacts when an airbag deploys by unlocking the doors, turning off the fuel pump and activating the hazard lights. Warranty coverage is three years or 36,000 miles with 24-hour roadside assistance (towing, jump starts, tire changes, out of fuel and lock-out) and free scheduled maintenance, five years or 60,000 miles on the powertrain, and eight years or 100,000 miles on the hybrid system. The hybrid is built alongside the rest of the Jetta line in a factory at Puebla, Mexico. For information, visit www.VW.com.

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HOROSCOPE By BERNICE BEDE OSOL Newspaper Enterprise Association TODAY – It looks like your circumstances will improve in the year ahead. First and foremost, you could be unusually lucky in most of your moneymaking ventures, as well as generally fortunate in all of your dealings. ARIES (March 21-April 19) – Commercial involvements continue to look pretty good for you, so give this area top priority, even if you have other developments calling for your attention. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) – Don’t let a project of personal importance be taken out of your hands. If your leadership is challenged, try to make your antagonist work with you. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) – Although your ambitions will be easily stimulated, the urge to achieve them might be lacking. Chances are this will be due to a lack of self-confidence. CANCER (June 21-July 22) – If you want your friends to treat you well, you must first project warmth toward them. They’ll be analyzing your level of commitment, as you’ll be checking out theirs. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) – The best way to enhance your image is by letting others know how easygoing you are. One way to do that is not to take life too seriously. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) – You’re likely to find an opening to discuss a serious matter with a close pal. It’ll be an issue that demands attention, so you shouldn’t miss this chance. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) – Someone you’ve helped in the past has been looking out for your interests, even though you’ve said nothing to him or her about your troubles. Prepare for some pleasant surprises. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) – This can be a very pleasant day if you take a middle-ofthe-road attitude and allow destiny to take its course. You’ll know how to adjust to new circumstances with ease. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) – Try to spend a little time outdoors, engaging in an activity that stimulates you mentally and physically. You don’t have to engage in anything that is too strenuous, just make sure it’s fun. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) – One of your greatest attributes is an ability to effectively manage others. Your pure motives and impeccable skill will be clear to your colleagues. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) – Associates will be impressed by the example you set: self-assured, calm and at peace with the world. It will help to put others in the same frame of mind. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) – If you are restless, a change of scenery could help immensely. Strolling through places where you can unobtrusively observe others might fill the bill.

Film ‘42’ tells important story well Writer-director Brian Helgeland approaches every scene of “42,” the story of baseball barrier breaker Jackie Robinson, as if it were a history lesson. Nothing is especially wrong with this. Robinson, who in 1947 became the first black man to step onto a Major League ball field as a player, is a key figure of the 20th century. In simple terms, his bat struck the first major blow for Civil Rights – “42” can’t help being a history lesson. Helgeland, who won the Oscar for his “L.A. Confidential” script, can point to recent precedence. Steven Spielberg also framed every scene of “Lincoln” as a history lesson. The difference comes in the presentation. With “Lincoln,” Spielberg presented history like a college professor. With “42,” Helgeland presents history like a middle-school teacher. Again, nothing is especially wrong with this. Children should see this movie. They should learn why Robinson deserves to be remembered and revered. They should learn the horror of the institutional racism that once dictated life in much of the country and of the ingrained racism that influenced life in the rest of it. “42” is no dry and boring recitation of history. It features excitement and humor. Children will be entertained by it, especially those who love baseball. But while their children learn, adults may get antsy with “42,” waiting for a few lessons to be pitched at their level. Such lessons come, but it takes a while. With “Lincoln,” Spielberg at least assumed his audience knew of the Civil War. Helgeland assumes his audience knows nothing

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Chadwick Boseman plays Jackie Robinson in “42.” Boseman delivers a soulful performance matched by credible big league baseball skills. about Robinson’s era. “42” opens with a quick vignette narrated by African-American baseball writer Wendell Smith (played by Andre Holland), who quickly explains the post-war years, Jim Crow laws, the Negro Leagues and the solid-white state of Major League baseball. With that scene set, Helgeland cuts directly to the offices of a certain ballclub as general manager Branch Rickey (Harrison Ford) bluntly tells his subordinates, “I’m going to bring a Negro ballplayer to the Brooklyn Dodgers.” Of all the players in the Negro Leagues, Rickey settles upon Robinson (Chadwick Boseman). Amusingly, even though Rickey is painted as a hero of integration, he is drawn to Robinson through a different form of prejudice. “He’s Methodist,” Rickey says. “I’m Methodist. God’s Methodist.” Statistics show Rickey that Robinson is a superb athlete on the field. But he needs to know that Robinson has the Herculean inner strength to bear, and bear with outward serenity, the task before him. Robinson

REVIEWS Jeffrey Westhoff must endure what no person should endure, the racial hatred of a nation focused directly at him. And if he shows anger, he will be tagged as the aggressor. As Rickey famously tells Robinson, “I want a player who has the guts not to fight back.” “42” concentrates on the years ’46 and ’47, Robinson’s season with Brooklyn’s farm team in Montreal and his rookie season with the Dodgers. In its broad strokes, “42” covers material familiar to even someone like me, who doesn’t know much about baseball’s past except the Cubs haven’t won a World Series since 1908. While crowds howl the n-word at Robinson from the bleachers, he finds enemies in his own locker room. During spring training a handful of Dodgers circulate a petition to keep him out of the club. Some hang on to their hatred, but overall resistance

thaws as players recognize the superior skills he brings to their club and recoil from the abuse other teams hurl at him, from epithets to beanballs. Shortstop Pee Wee Reese (Lucas Black) drapes his arm around Robinson during a game in Cincinnati, sending a message to the fans from his native Kentucky who crossed the river to watch him play. Helgeland is sending a message, too. He transfers the moral “we’re all on the same team” from baseball to life too glibly, a reminder that“42” is aimed primarily at a younger audience. It’s in the details and the performances that “42” rises above a script that tends to be too calculated and academic and a tone too indebted to “The Natural.” Boseman is phenomenal, with a soulful performance matched by credible big league baseball skills. He makes a more convincing screen Jackie Robinson than the genuine article, who played himself in the quickly made “Jackie Robinson Story” of 1950. Helgeland’s slyest piece of casting is Alan Tudyk as Philadelphia’s manager Ben Chapman. Tudyk ranks among the most amiable of supporting actors, which makes it that much more shocking when he stands outside the Philadelphia dugout like a one-man Klan, pelting Robinson with every vile slur ever conceived to describe a black man. Tudyk’s appearance reminds us that even people we like and admire can surprise us with a hidden well of bigotry. This is a disturbing and subtle lesson. “42” is an admirable film that tells an important story well, but it wears its nobility too conspicuously.


DEAR ABBY Jeanne Phillips be loved again and be happy after all the wrong I have done? Is there someone out there who would be willing to give me a chance? Is it too late to start over? Abby, you have so many answers for so many people, I am just hoping you have an answer for me. – Serving Time Dear Serving Time: It is never too late to start over. With penitence comes redemption. If you are willing to journey down a different path, the relationships you form along the way will be rewarding, long-lasting and mutual. Because of your criminal record you may have to work harder to gain trust, but I promise you that if you’re willing to work at it, it can be done. Dear Abby: My ex-husband, the father of our two children,

was retired from the Air Force. He passed away 18 years ago. He had a full military funeral, with draped flag and all. His wife at the time was presented with the flag, which was proper. They had no children. When she passes on, would it be proper for her family to give the flag to his biological children? After all, they were with him – as was I – throughout his entire 22-year military career. When my daughter mentioned it to his wife, she got angry. – C. In Texas Dear C.: Your former husband’s wife was entitled to whatever property was left after his demise. The flag is hers to bestow – or not. I don’t know how your daughter’s request was phrased, but the woman may have been offended by the way the question was asked. I can’t think of any other reason she would become angry. • Write Dear Abby at www. dearabby.com.

Breast-feeding helps protect babies from illness Dear Doctor K: What are the benefits of breast-feeding? And if I do decide to breast-feed, how will I know if my baby is getting enough milk? Dear Reader: Breast milk provides all the calories and nutrients that a baby needs for the first six months of life. It also helps protect babies from illnesses such as ear infections, lung infections, vomiting and diarrhea. That’s because for the first months of life, a baby’s immune system is not fully developed. Breast milk contains antibodies that the mother has made, plus several other infection-fighting substances and cells. There is some evidence that breast milk may also help protect against sudden infant death syndrome, although why that might be so is not clear. Babies of mothers who breast-feed are somewhat less likely to develop obesity, cancer, heart disease and Type 1 diabetes when they become adults. Please don’t misunderstand: I’m not saying that babies who bottle-feed will get these diseases, just that breast-feeding may slightly reduce the risk that babies will develop these diseases when they become adults.

ASK DOCTOR K Anthony L. Komaroff Breast milk is easier for babies to digest than formula. Exclusively breast-feeding for the first six months may help prevent food allergies. Breast-feeding also may help with brain development and learning. There are also practical advantages to breast-feeding. It’s convenient, costs less than formula and does not need to be prepared. That being said, some women choose not to breast-feed for medical or personal reasons. Infant formula does contain all the nutrients a baby needs for normal growth. Millions of perfectly healthy babies have been raised on bottled infant formula. If you do decide to breastfeed, it can be hard to judge how much milk your baby takes in at each feeding. But there are several signs that your baby is getting enough milk: • Wet diapers. Your baby should have at least one to two

wet diapers for the first two days. After that, your baby should have four to six wet diapers per day. • Stools. During the first week, your baby should have two or more stools per day. After that, the number of stools should increase to four or more per day. • Milk supply. Two to four days after delivery, your milk should “come in.” Your breasts will feel larger, firmer and warmer as they fill with milk before each feeding. They’ll get smaller and softer after your baby has nursed. • Feedings. Your baby should feed at least eight times every 24 hours. Most newborns nurse every one and a half to three hours. After feeding, your baby should seem satisfied and will probably fall asleep. • Weight. After the first week of life, your newborn should steadily gain weight. If one or more of these signs indicate that your baby might not be getting enough milk, talk to your pediatrician.

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

Dr. Wallace: I’m 16 and so is my closest friend, Maria. We have been friends ever since we were in first grade together. My mother and father are excellent parents. They don’t let me do everything that I want to do, but they do give me the freedom to make most of my own decisions. Maria’s parents are very strict. They don’t allow her to date or even to have a boyfriend. She is a beautiful girl, but they don’t allow her to wear clothes that are in style. Maria and Kevin are a “couple” at school. Kevin is active in school activities (politics, athletics, drama) while Maria does nothing, but she attracts guys because she is beautiful and has a beautiful body hidden under her clothing. Maria’s parents allow her to come to my house on a Friday or Saturday night. That’s when she and I go to a movie that is approved by her parents or to a school function. Now comes the sticky problem. My parents take Maria and me to all movies and activities. But when we go to a movie or function, Kevin is notified and he shows up and he and Maria take off in his car and are gone for a little over an hour. She always returns before the function ends. The thing that bothers my conscience is that her parents like and trust me and when Maria takes off with Kevin, I feel somewhat responsible. What do you think? – Nameless, Miami, Fla. Dear Nameless: This is indeed a sticky situation. Maria is using you to get around her parents’ strict rules, implicating you in the deception. All you get is a guilty conscience and the chance to go to the movies alone, while she and Kevin have their

’TWEEN 12 & 20 Robert Wallace surreptitious date. I know you’re simply trying to help your friend have a normal social life, but this way is not acceptable. Maria and you need to have a talk. Maria needs to understand that she has to find a different way to get together with her boyfriend if she wants to continue sneaking behind her mother’s back. Dr. Wallace: I’m 19 years old, 5 feet, 5 inches tall and weigh 123 pounds. I thought that I had the perfect weight for my height, but my boyfriend of six weeks doesn’t think so. He said that he wants me down to a svelte 113 pounds. At first I thought he was kidding, but he continues to harp that I’m 10 pounds overweight. When we go out to eat, which isn’t often, he does my ordering, and it’s always low-calorie, low-fat foods. My friends and family think I have a great figure, but not my boyfriend. I like this guy except for his stupid demand about losing 10 pounds. How should I handle my problem? – Rosa, Houston, Tex. Dear Rosa: It’s time to lay down the law with your control-freak boyfriend. He has no business demanding that you lose weight and certainly no right to order your meals for you. The next time he rudely crosses that line, tell him to mind his own business. If this doesn’t put him in his place, make it your last date with him. You deserve a boyfriend who accepts you for who you are. • Email Dr. Robert Wallace at rwallace@ galesburg.net.

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Dear Abby: I’m a 50-year-old man who is serving time for robbery in West Virginia. Every day I wake up acting as if I am in control and don’t have a care in the world. The truth is, I’m scared, lonely and feel totally helpless. All my life I have lived on the dark side of the street, taking for granted the values in life and the love so many people tried to give me. Two failed marriages and several relationships with good women are over because of my determination to follow an unhealthy dream, not to mention all the friends I have lost as well. Now as I look around me, there’s no one there. No one to love and no one to love me. I never knew until now that chasing that dream would cost me everyone I ever loved. I know I have made bad choices in life. I deserve the time for the crime I committed. But am I also sentenced to a world of loneliness? Can I ever

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Virginia Woolf said, “On the outskirts of every agony sits some observant fellow who points.” It is a sad fact of bridge that it does not matter how great your bidding might be. If you do not make the contract, the opponents get points. In this deal, how should South plan the play in four hearts? West leads the spade king. East overtakes with his ace and returns his second spade. West takes this trick, cashes the club ace, and plays another club. When West’s one-spade opening bid was passed around to South, his balancing three-heart jump overcall was intermediate, showing a respectable six-card suit and 14 to 16 high-card points. North would no doubt have bid four hearts anyway, but West’s three-spade rebid definitely pushed him into it. East let the prevailing vulnerability dissuade him from bidding four spades. (Note that four spades doubled goes down two, minus 500.) Declarer must play the heart suit without loss. If the opponents had passed throughout, South would have taken the finesse. (A priori, East will have the heart king 50 percent of the time, but West will have a singleton king only 13 percent of the time.) Here, though, South must remember the bidding. East passed over his partner’s opening bid and has already produced the spade ace. If he also had the heart king, he would have had seven points and would have responded. Therefore, West has the king of hearts. South should play a heart to his ace and claim when the king luckily drops. Especially when an opponent opened, always check the highcard points.


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Part-time. Monday-Friday, 10AM2PM. QuickBooks and Excel experience REQUIRED. Email resume to jessica@sunoven.com. Sun Ovens International, Inc., Elburn, IL.

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Antiques, Furniture, Collectibles, Club Cadet Lawnmower, Edger, Leaf Blower. A Lifetime of stuff!!! Home is also for sale!!

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Stove & Range Hood: Gas Stove, Kenmore, LP Ready, Ventless Range Hood, Almond & Black, like new $100 for both 630-557-9369

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204 E. KERR ST. Collection of Vintage Clocks Salt & Pepper Shakers, J. D. Tractors, Dolls, Antique Furniture, Tools & MUCH, MUCH MORE!

Hummel: Puppy Love #1 Chimney Sweep #12, both for $250 630-232-1080 RADIO - VINTAGE 50's Zenith table top long-distance radio. $95. 630-406-6783 RADIO / PHONO CONSOLE Vintage 40's, great condition $295. 630-406-6783 SEWING MACHINE - ANTIQUE SINGER 1913, like new. $250. 630-406-6783 Steinbach German Maid, $200 630-232-1080 Tiger Woods Autographed Photo & Hallmark Patrick Cane Figurine, both $150 630-232-1080

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3 month old male Chihuahua/Poodle mix. Crate trained (included), almost potty trained, good w/other Shadow Box, Plant Stand, Curio dogs. Up to date on shots. $350 Shelf 20"x17", Plate Shelf 48"x6" 815-751-8066 and Cabinet 14"x20" $10 Each or $40 For All. 630-464-7046 Saint Charles CAMERA - NIKON N4004 35mm camera with leather case & carrying bag. $100. 630-406-6783 2007 Cub Cadet LT1042 Very low hours. Dealer maintained. 42” deck Grass catcher. $600. Toro lawn dump trailer, $50. 630-202-4373 CANOE - Gruman 17.5' aluminum canoe, good shape. $400/obo. Cart for lawn tractor Rubbermaid Call 630-877-5085 Brand 10 cu ft. good cond. $85 630-513-7599 8am-8pm Golf Clubs – Women's Calloway X-14 – Graphite Steel Head Irons Picnic tables: Chaise Lounges, Golf Pull Cart $25 Chairs, Bench-Wrought Iron, use as $90 630-377-2242 is or repaint $40/all 12 pieces 630-584-7250 Tine De-Thatcher 40” Agri-Fab Brand, pulls behind lawn tractor, good condition $50 630-513-7599 8am-8pm

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menced in this court against you for dissolution of marriage and other relief. Respondent cannot be found after diligent inquiry. Respondent's place of residence cannot be ascertained after diligent inquiry. Her last known place of residence is: Exact address unknown, Col. Santa Maria Guanajuato, Mexico. UNLESS YOU file your answer or otherwise file your appearance in this case in the office of this court, Sixteenth Judicial Circuit Court of Kane County, 540 South Randall, St. Charles, Illinois, on or before May 11, 2013, A JUDGMENT OR DECREE BY DEFAULT MAY BE TAKEN AGAINST YOU FOR THE RELIEF ASKED IN THE COMPLAINT. Dated: April 5, 2013 /s/ Thomas M. Hartwell, Clerk of the Circuit Court

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PUBLIC NOTICE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA STATE OF ILLINOIS IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF KANE COUNTY, IL County Department In Re: the Marriage of CRISTINA RAMIREZ PATINO, Petitioner vs. JAVIER CARDENAS ENRIQUEZ, Respondent Case No. 12D 1603 The requisite affidavit for publication having been filed, NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN TO YOU, JAVIER CARDENAS ENRIQUEZ, RESPONDENT, that this case has been com-

BID: DIRECTIONAL BORING 2013 Bids will be received at the City of Batavia Public Works Building, 200 North Raddant Road, Batavia, Illinois 60510-2292, until 1:00 p.m., local time, (CDT) on Wednesday, May 08, 2013. Bids will be publicly opened and read aloud at 1:15p.m. local time the same day Wednesday, May 08, 2013. Those desiring to bid may obtain copies of the specifications and other bidding information between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, at the Public Works Building, City of Batavia, at the above address, or on our website at

Projects, www.cityofbatavia.net, Bid Openings. Questions should be directed to Mustafa Kahvedzic at 630-454-2353. The City of Batavia in accordance with the laws of the State of Illinois, herby notifies all bidders that it will affirmatively insure that the contract(s) entered into pursuant to this notice will be awarded to the successful bidder without discrimination on the grounds of race, color, or national origin. The City of Batavia reserves the right to reject any and all bids, or to accept the proposal(s) deemed most advantageous to the City of Batavia. Robert Rogde Superintendent of Electric Division (Published in the Kane County Chronicle April 12, 2013)

PUBLIC NOTICE Bid Notice Sealed bids will be received by the Board of Trustees of the Campton Township Highway District, County of Kane, State of Illinois for a New 48' x 64' Storage Building. Sealed bids will be received until 9:00 AM, Tuesday, May 14, 2013 at the office of the Campton Township Highway District, 5N790 Route 47, Maple Park, Illinois, 60151. All bids received after said date and time shall not be considered and will be returned unopened. Bids will be opened publicly and read at 9:00 AM, Tuesday, May 14, 2013. All bids must be submitted on the forms furnished in the Bidding Documents. The project will be bid as two separate trade contracts: BP#1 - Cast In Place Concrete and BP#2 - Engineered Post Frame Structure. Each Bid must conform and be responsive to all pertinent Bidding and Contract Documents. Bids shall be submitted on or before the specified closing time in an opaque sealed envelope marked "New 48' x 64' Storage Building, BP# ____________" on the outside and addressed to: Sam Gallucci, Highway Commissioner, Campton Township Highway District, 5N790 R 47, Mapl Park Illi is

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Kane County Chronicle / kcchronicle.com ip Highway Route 47, Maple Park, Illinois, 60151. Bids may be held for a period of sixty (60) days from the date of bid opening for the purpose of reviewing the Bids and investigating the qualifications of Bidders prior to awarding the contracts. Bid security in the form of a Bid Bond, Certified Check or Bank Draft made payable to the Construction Manager, Swedberg & Associates, Inc., equal to 10% of the base bid amount, shall be submitted with the bid. A Certificate of Insurance, with coverages as specified, will be required from the successful bidder. Performance and Labor and Material Bonds may be required. The Board of Trustees of the Campton Township Highway District reserves the right to reject any or all bids or parts thereof, to waive any irregularities or informalities in the bidding procedures and to award the contracts in a manner serving the best interest of the Highway District. Additionally they reserve the right to amend the bid documents, including the plans, specifications, Construction Manager's Project Manual and any Supplementary Conditions, at any time prior to the bid opening, with reasonable notice to the bid package holders. This project is subject to the State of Illinois Prevailing Wage requirements for Campton Township Highway District, and as such the provisions of the Prevailing Wage Act shall be complied with in all applicable work to be performed at the Highway District. Bidding documents, which include Construction Manager's Project Manual and Plans, will be available electronically on Thursday, April 11, 2013. Contact Swedberg & Associates, Inc. at salesoffice@swedbergs.com or 815-895-9116 for information. Questions regarding the content of the Bid Documents are required to be submitted in writing to Matt Gehrke, Swedberg & Associates, Inc., 1135 East State Street, P.O. Box 333, Sycamore, IL, 60178 (email: mgehrke@swedbergs.com, telephone: 815-895-9116, fax: 815-895-9324). A pre-bid meeting will be held in the office of the Campton Township Highway District in Maple Park, on Tuesday, May 7, 2013 at 1:00 PM.

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Ap 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 (Published in the Kane County known as SILENT MEADOWS loChronicle, April 11 & 12, 2013.) cated at 613 Haversham Avenue, Elgin, IL 60124.

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KANE COUNTY BOARD COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE MEETING NOTICE OF TIME CHANGE - Notice is hereby given by the County of Kane, that the Kane County Board COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE meetings scheduled on 4/30, 5/28, 6/25, 7/30, 8/27, 9/24, 10/29, 11/26 & 12/31 will begin at 4:00 p.m. in the County Board Room, Bldg. A, Kane County Government Center, 719 S. Batavia Ave., Geneva, IL. (Published in the Kane County Chronicle, April 12, 2013.)

PUBLIC NOTICE ASSUMED NAME PUBLICATION NOTICE Public Notice is hereby given that on April 9, 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 RUSTY PIG COLLECTIONS located at 520 Joy Lane, Sleepy Hollow, IL 60118. Dated: April 9, 2013. /s/ John A. Cunningham Kane County Clerk (Published in the Kane County Chronicle, April 12, 19 & 26, 2013.)

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Offered at $238,000

Listed at $299,900

NEW LISTING Cute ranch home in downtown Wasco, just west of St. Charles. This home features 2 bedrooms, 1 bath with full basement and 2 car detached garage. Hardwood floors in kitchen and carpeted living room. Water and sewer, aluminum siding. All appliances stay. Walk to Wasco grade school and local shops! A great value for a great little house! REDUCED TO $118,900

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T C A R CONT DING PEN CHARMING RANCH IN WAYNE

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PRICE REDUCED! Experience the charm of Wayne with this solidly built brick 1 story Ranch. Large living room leads to the eat-in kitchen. Lap board ceiling in Kitchen and Eating Area. Other great features include office/den area off kitchen, and large enclosed porch. Hard to find 1 acre lot in downtown Wayne with many mature trees. Listed at $199,929

Restaurant located on out lot. Location right off busy Route 38 in St. Charles. 3,991 sq. ft. restaurant, 33,683 sq. land. Seating for 150 with large surrounding parking lot. This is a tremendous opportunity and a great value for building and land. Turn-key operation with existing kitchen equipment and restaurant furniture included. High cpd count on Route 38. Offered at $699,900

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4 BEDROOM HOME IN CORTLAND

JUST LISTED!

4 Bedroom 2.5 bath in Neucort Lakes. Kitchen features large eating area. ceramic tile, and spacious family room with fireplace. Upstairs features a sitting room, full hall bath, huge master bedroom w/ large master bath. Needs some TLC, but a great opportunity!

Great neighborhood.House needs some work, comes with a seperate 50x123 ft. buidable lot that can be sold off, or put up a garage.Has separate parcel number.Property has privacy backing up to good templer park.Small kitchen but nice 10x10 eating area off kitchen.Two fireplaces.

1.06 Acre wooded lot on extremely private road. Rare lot in prestigious area. Surrounded by woods and on a hill, this lot would be a perfect place for your dream home. Comes with 4 car garage that has 2000 sq ft. unfinished area above garage.

WOODED LOT

Offered at $132,900

Offered at $199,900

Offered at $159,900

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