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n April 18, as flood reports from throughout the area were all over the news, I listened intently to any reports about Kane County flooding. When I didn’t see anything on the news, I figured all was good

and headed to the gym. After my class, our instructor mentioned that her husband was at the Herrington Inn and Spa in Geneva, trying to save it from the Fox River. Looking at my phone, my

editor was telling me the same thing. It was awesome to see dozens of volunteers jump into action to fill sandbags to keep the historical hotel up and running.

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Opening of Red Gate Bridge’s pedestrian, bicycle crossing delayed KANE COUNTY CHRONICLE ST. CHARLES – The city of St. Charles announced Thursday that the ribbon-cutting ceremony planned next week for Red Gate Bridge’s pedestrian and bicycle crossing has been canceled. “Recent flooding and continued rain has halted all work on the project,” according to a city news release. “In

the interest of public safety, the paths and boardwalks will not be opened at this time.” The event, originally set for 9 a.m. May 4, will be rescheduled at a later date. The pedestrian bridge forms the lower deck of the Red Gate Bridge and connects to the Fox River Trail on the east side of the river. On the west, it joins a path that feeds into the Great Western Trail.

It also links the Kane County Fox River Bluff West Forest Preserve and Kane County Dog Park off Route 31 to the eastside preserve off Route 25. Construction of the $30 million Red Gate Bridge began in August 2011 and opened to vehicular traffic Dec. 12. No pedestrians are allowed on the bridge’s roadway, as it is designed for vehicular traffic only.

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Where did you grow up? Delavan, Wis. Pets? A cat named Neko. That is Japanese for “cat.” Who would play you in the movie of your life? Diane Keaton First job? Baby-sitting for 25 cents an hour As a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up? A lawyer, and I wanted to go to William and Mary College. I did not do either one. I became a school psychologist. A movie or book you’d recommend? “Lincoln” and “Team of Rivals: The

Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln” by historian Doris Kearns Goodwin Favorite charity? Lakeland Hospice Foundation in Wisconsin Hobbies? Quilting, reading, crocheting, playing piano and trying to speak Japanese. I’m studying it. Favorite local restaurant? El Taco Grande in Batavia What is an interesting factoid about yourself? I took dance lessons from Radar O’Reilly’s mother in Delavan. Gary Burghoff, who played on “MASH,” grew up in Delavan and went to high school with my sister, and his mom taught dancing lessons in her basement. I learned ballet and tap from her, and I was in a high school musical, “Carousel,” as one of the children.

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Kane County Chronicle staffers pick the best of what to do in your free time

Bethany Community Supper event set for today

WHERE: 325 Main St., Batavia INFO: Call 630-879-2359.

WHAT: The community is invited to Bethany Community Supper. The menu is baked chicken, wild rice, peas and the “now-famous ice cream sundae bar.” It is free to all who come. Carry outs are available. Bethany Community Supper happens the last Friday of each month. WHEN: 5 to 7 p.m. today WHERE: The church at the corner of Wilson and Lincoln streets in Batavia INFO: Call the church office at 630-879-3444 or visit

WHAT: St. Charles East High School will present “The Wiz.” Tickets are available at the door. The cost is $7 for adults and $5 for students and seniors. WHEN: 7:30 p.m. today and Saturday, and at 2 p.m. Sunday WHERE: Norris Cultural Arts Center, 1040 Dunham Road, St. Charles

Breakfast to help Valley Sheltered Workshop

Card show headed to Fifth Third Bank Ballpark

WHAT: The Valley Sheltered Workshop has several items for the silent auction this year in conjunction with its pancake breakfast fundraiser. Breakfast tickets are $3 for children, $5 for seniors and $7 for adults. Among the items will be two round-trip airline tickets to Las Vegas and an iPad. There will be more than 30 raffle items from various businesses and individuals. A cash drawing will be held at the end of the event. Proceeds from the breakfast will assist in the daily operations of the workshop. WHEN: 7:30 a.m. to noon, May 5

‘The Wiz’ this weekend at St. Charles East

WHAT: Fifth Third Bank Ballpark, home of the Kane County Cougars, will host the “Take Me Out to the Card Show” trading card and sports memorabilia event. The event, being directed by DanCamCom and Autograph Authentics Plus, includes local hobby shops and sports memorabilia retailers. Admission is $3 for adults along with children age 13, with $1 from each admission being donated to Ozzie’s Outreach, the Cougars’ charitable foundation. Youth baseball and softball players wearing their team uniform will receive a special door prize.

WHEN: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. A pair of Chicago sports figures will be present that day as well. Blackhawks legend Denis Savard is scheduled to sign autographs from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Also, former Cub Randy Hundley will sign autographs from noon to 1:30 p.m. WHERE: Fifth Third Bank Ballpark’s upper deck level at 34W002 Cherry Lane, Geneva INFO: For information on the event or to reserve dealer space, contact event organizer Dan Campana at

Two Guys and Free Spaghetti event set WHAT: Two Guys and Free Spaghetti will provide a homemade spaghetti and meatballs dinner with beverage, salad, garlic bread and homemade dessert to anyone who attends the event. There will be special entertainment from The Need to Be Seen Radio Troupe, performing old-time radio comedies. Carry out is available, and the building is handicapped accessible. WHEN: 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday WHERE: St. Charles Episcopal Church, 994 N. Fifth Ave., (Route 25) in St. Charles INFO: Call Joe at 630890-658.

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Department to define, defend hiring ‘emergencies’ county department heads, such as those overseeing such agencies as the Kane County Division of Transportation or the Kane County Health Department, would be empowered to make “emergency” hires, at their discretion. However, any hirings made for “emergency” purposes would need to be reported promptly to the County Board committee holding oversight of their department, and to the Kane County Board chairman. The hirings then would be subject to review by the County Board within 45 days, according to the language recommended by the Finance

Committee on Wednesday. The County Board began reviewing the hiring freeze rules earlier this year when some County Board members questioned whether those rules were being properly interpreted and whether they needed clarification. The questions arose following the temporary hiring of a billing manager in the county’s Animal Control Department, an employment which was not submitted to the full board for review, despite a hiring freeze policy in place. The freeze had been instituted in 2008 to prevent county departments under the board’s

Fire department will have car-seat checks May 11

Lions Club to host its annual Smelt Fry on Friday

SUGAR GROVE – The Sugar Grove Fire Department will have a car-seat check from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 11 at 25 S. Municipal Drive, Sugar Grove. For information, call 630466-4513. No appointments are needed.

SOUTH ELGIN – In honor of Lion Joe Groth, who died last month, the South Elgin Lions Club will be hosting its annual Smelt Fry Dinner from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at the South Elgin Lions Club, 500 Fulton Ave., South Elgin. Dinner will cost $8. Carryout is

available. Dinner includes smelt, fries, coleslaw, dinner roll, tartar sauce and butter. A hot dog dinner is be available for $2. Beverages are not included, however a cash bar will be open with $1 draft beers. For information, call 847-888-9575.

By JONATHAN BILYK GENEVA – Those in charge of Kane County government’s various departments could soon gain greater leeway in hiring. Next month, the Kane County Board could again take up the matter of revising the county’s hiring rules. That discussion will come after the County Board’s Finance Committee recommended approval of another revision to the ordinance governing the county’s 5-year-old hiring freeze policy. Under the latest revision,



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oversight from increasing their staffs amid a time of stagnant revenue. The policy review has bounced among various county committees in an attempt to clear up what some board members called “ambiguities” in the ordinance. Under previous revisions, the board had explicitly given department heads authority to hire, without formal board approval, to fill vacancies in pre-existing positions at the same salary or less, or to respond to emergency situations. The language at that time, however, provided definitions of emergencies, including de-

clining county revenues, such as those experienced by Animal Control last year and used to justify the rapid hire of the billing manager. On Wednesday, however, board members opted to delete such definitions from the ordinance, instead leaving it to department heads to define an “emergency” – and then, compel them later to defend that reasoning before the board. The matter is scheduled to advance to the County Board’s Executive Committee on May 8 for further discussion.

• Nicole Weskerna contributed to this report.

Seven-Day Forecast

National Weather

Shown are noon postions of weather systems and precipitation. Temperature bands are highs for the day.


Partly sunny, breezy and warmer

Partly sunny, breezy and warmer

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Partly sunny and Partly sunny and Partly sunny and mild mild; chance of a warm; chance of t-storm a t-storm

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Mostly cloudy with scattered t-storms

Showers and t-storms early; much cooler

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67/44 McHenry Statistics through 4 p.m. yesterday Belvidere 66/44 Temperatures Waukegan 66/44 63/43 High/low ....................................... 50°/39° Normal high ......................................... 64° Rockford Crystal Lake Deerfield Record high .............................. 85° (1990) Algonquin 66/44 63/42 65/46 66/43 Normal low .......................................... 44° Hampshire Record low ............................... 28° (1967) Schaumburg 66/43 Elgin 66/45 Peak wind .............................. W at 22 mph 66/43 DeKalb Precipitation 63/42 Tri-Cities Chicago 24 hours through 4 p.m. yest. ........... 0.05” 63/42 66/46 Month to date ................................... 7.47” Normal month to date ....................... 2.97” Oak Park Year to date .................................... 15.05” 66/46 Aurora Normal year to date .......................... 8.74” Dixon 67/44

UV Index

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Sandwich 66/42

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Air Quality

Reading as of Thursday

City Arlington Hts Aurora Deerfield Des Plaines Elgin Gary Hammond Janesville

Today Hi Lo W 67 46 pc 66 42 pc 65 46 pc 67 46 pc 66 43 pc 67 42 pc 65 44 c 68 45 pc

Saturday Hi Lo W 65 46 pc 65 42 pc 64 45 pc 65 46 pc 66 43 pc 66 46 pc 65 46 sh 67 46 pc

City Kankakee Kenosha La Salle Morris Munster Naperville Tinley Park Waukegan

Today Hi Lo W 66 43 pc 64 43 pc 66 45 pc 66 42 pc 66 44 pc 66 43 pc 66 45 pc 63 43 pc

Saturday Hi Lo W 66 44 pc 62 41 pc 66 46 pc 66 45 pc 66 45 pc 66 44 pc 66 46 pc 60 42 pc

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

Pollen Count Data as of Thursday

Fld: flood stage. Prs: stage in feet at 7 a.m Thursday. Chg: change in previous 24 hours. Station Fld Prs Chg Station Fld Prs Chg Montgomery........... 13..... 13.69...... -0.10 Algonquin................. 3....... 3.85...... -0.12 New Munster, WI .... 19..... 13.05...... -0.25 Burlington, WI ........ 11..... 10.84...... -0.29 Princeton .............. 9.5....... 9.01....... none Dayton ................... 12..... 12.39..... +0.11 McHenry .................. 4....... 7.30...... -0.14 Waukesha ................ 6....... 4.89...... -0.21

Sun and Moon

Source: National Allergy Bureau

Sunrise Sunset Moonrise Moonset

Today 5:56 a.m. 7:46 p.m. 9:12 p.m. 6:24 a.m.

Saturday 5:55 a.m. 7:47 p.m. 10:20 p.m. 7:13 a.m.





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City Louisville Miami Milwaukee Minneapolis Nashville New Orleans New York City Oklahoma City Omaha Orlando Philadelphia Phoenix Pittsburgh St. Louis Salt Lake City San Francisco Seattle Washington, DC

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Saturday Hi Lo W 66 54 sh 84 72 s 60 44 pc 71 51 pc 66 54 sh 81 65 c 67 50 s 72 47 pc 71 49 pc 83 63 s 71 48 s 95 69 s 69 48 pc 60 51 sh 73 51 s 68 49 pc 61 45 sh 72 51 pc

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City Mexico City Moscow Nassau New Delhi Paris Rio de Janeiro Rome Seoul Singapore Sydney Tokyo Toronto

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Weather (W): s-sunny, pc-partly cloudy, c-cloudy, sh-showers, t-thunderstorms, r-rain, sf-snow flurries, sn-snow, i-ice.

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Mill Race Inn appraisal generates interest City would consider redevelopment incentives for potential project inquiries on the property By BRENDA SCHORY GENEVA – The shuttered Mill Race Inn at 4 E. State St., Geneva, survived the recent floods with the use of sump pumps, a real estate broker said So even as Island Park was submerged in the recent flooding of the Fox River, the iconic restaurant still stands, broker Nick DiBrizzi said. “We have a lot of sump pumps in there,” DiBrizzi said. Plaza Bank owns the restaurant, which closed January 2011. The 15,000 square feet of restaurant space with seating for 400 and the 1.3-acre site originally was listed for $2.2 million. DiBrizzi said it was reduced to $1.8 million, then to $1.1 million; after a new appraisal, it was reduced to $890,000. “That generated at least 10 showings in the last week or so,” DiBrizzi said. “That property is gorgeous. The view is just incredible. One restaurant group is thinking of a steak-

“There is substantial interest in the property, and we are doing our best to sell it. It is just languishing and a bit of an eyesore. What do we do? That is the real question.” Eddie Bluemel Vice president for Plaza Bank in Chicago house. They’re just in love with the place.” The Mill Race Inn began as a blacksmith shop in 1842, but eventually turned into a tea room in the 1930s. Its name was taken from the gristmill where water diverted from the river turned the mill’s wheels, called a “mill race.” Geneva Economic Development Director Ellen Divita said the city is expecting the original blacksmith shop to be kept as an anchor for whatever

project comes there. “It is identified as one of the opportunity sites in the downtown master plan,” Divita said. “We are aware of several serious inquiries. Each one is looking at incentives … each project is decided on its own merit.” Divita said the city would consider a tax increment financing for that area if the project was right. TIF is a redevelopment tool where property or sales taxes are diverted for specific uses, such as infrastructure improvements, demolition, utilities and development or redevelopment of substandard buildings, over a period of 23 years. “The city will always consider an economic development incentive,” Divita said. “In this particular area, you do have the potential of creating a new TIF or extending an existing TIF.” Divita said officials could create a new TIF district or extend the existing East State Street TIF district to include

the Mill Race area for its remaining 13 years. Other options would be to rebate sales tax or create a business district, she said Eddie Bluemel, vice president for Plaza Bank in Chicago, which owns the Mill Race property, said the issues create “quite a conundrum for us.” “There is substantial interest in the property, and we are doing our best to sell it,” Bluemel said. “It is just languishing and a bit of an eyesore. What do we do? That is the real question.” Bluemel said the recent ap-

praisal of $900,000 has spurred some offers. Some have been for about half that amount. “One person made an offer – as though it were vacant land – of $10 a foot. Looking at our square footage, it comes out to maybe $700,000 to $650,000 for vacant land,” Bluemel said. “But that is not vacant land. They want to demolish the building, and they are backing the cost associated with that into the number.” Bluemel said he would contact Divita regarding the possibility of a TIF as a development incentive for the property.

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Teen prepares for trip to national cooking contest

Fire department, police join Tri-Com

Senior is only Illinoisan to advance to SkillsUSA nationals By NICOLE WESKERNA

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Geneva High School senior Olivia Block, along with her parents Bev and Jeff Block, were in Springfield earlier this month for a SkillsUSA cooking competition. Olivia Block is the only student from Illinois to move on to the national competition in June.

Know more To donate money or to buy cookie dough to help send Geneva High School senior Olivia Block to the SkillsUSA national competition in June, contact Kathy Jankovic at

“It’s pretty relaxing for me. I love it,” she said. “It’s just fun for me.” Kathy Jankovic, family and consumer science teacher at Geneva High School, said Block is the first student in the school’s history to advance to the national Skills USA competition. She said the competition not only helps students advance in a particular vocation, but also helps them learn business skills. “Students are expected to

do all their own fundraising,” she said. “They’re interacting with different people throughout the country and interacting with students in other professions.” Jankovic said Block practiced for the state competition on weekends and evenings. If Block wins the national competition, she could get a full-ride scholarship. Even if she doesn’t win, she’ll likely be eligible for numerous scholarships offered through the competition. SUGAR GROVE – The Sugar Grove police and fire departments announced Thursday that they will join St. Charles-based Tri-Com Central Dispatch, according to a news release. Tri-Com is a regional police and fire dispatch service that hosts agencies in a consolidated operation. According to the release, the Sugar Grove Police Department will benefit from sharing costs and resources, joint operating procedures and interoperability. “The residents of Sugar Grove will have no delay in dispatching the necessary emergency service, when service is needed,” the release stated. “The police administration examined the benefits of joining a regional dispatch center and carefully reviewed Tri-Com’s operations. Tri-Com is well staffed, very well trained and equipped. This will be a seamless transition from the existing service to TriCom.” Randy Diecke of the Bat-

“By switching to Tri-Com, our emergency personnel will be well equipped to respond to every incident.” Sean Michels Sugar Grove Village President

avia Fire Department, the Tri-Com Board chairman, said Tri-Com was “happy with Sugar Grove’s decision to join Tri-Com, who has the technology to meet their needs.” “Such consolidation will help achieve better economies of scale within the dispatching arena of Kane County,” Diecke said in the release. Sugar Grove Village President Sean Michels said “it is important for our residents to have state-of-the-art technology helping in a critical time.” “By switching to TriCom, our emergency personnel will be well equipped to respond to every incident,” Michels said in the release.


Geneva French Market Metra Parking Lot, NW corner of South St. & 4th St. (just south of The Little Traveler)

Sundays from April 21 through November 10. 9 am-2 pm Come and enjoy the Best of the Midwest. Local vendors will be selling vegetables, cut and dried flowers, perennials, gourmet food and quality goods for the home and family not readily available in the area at this canopied European-style market. Call Bensidoun USA, Inc. 630/784-0862 or send e-mail: for more information.

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GENEVA – Olivia Block finished cooking her threecourse meal earlier this month in a statewide cooking competition with only five seconds left on the clock. Block, 17, a senior at Geneva High School, was among 16 students in the state to compete in the SkillsUSA competition from April 11 to 13. She’s the only student from Illinois to advance to the national competition, which will be June 24 to 28 in Kansas City, Mo. Block aims to raise about $2,000 to pay for her trip to nationals, and she’s fundraising by selling cookie dough. During the state competition, students were given three hours to cook the threecourse meal, which included a shrimp Caesar salad, roasted chicken, potato and parsnip puree, sauteed carrots and broccoli and cheesecake mousse with berries. They were given the menu ahead of time to practice. “I felt pretty prepared,” Block said. “I went through a run-through a few times.” She said she had some coaching from a recent Geneva High School graduate, Dan Velisek, who is attending culinary school at Johnson & Wales University in Rhode Island. Block plans to attend Ball State University in Muncie, Ind., where she hopes to study food management. She said she’s the family cook and enjoys making dishes for her siblings.


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Downtown to remain open during road work Wilson Street project to begin May 6 By ERIC SCHELKOPF BATAVIA – City officials want to reassure the public that downtown Batavia will remain open for business after May 6, when work is expected to start on the $4.4 million Wilson Street streetscape project. “We are trying to maintain access at all times for the businesses,” Batavia city engineer and project manager Noel Basquin said Thursday during a press briefing about the project. “Downtown Batavia will be open and accessible.” The project is expected to be substantially completed by November, Basquin said. Wilson Street is the latest road in downtown Batavia to receive streetscape improvements. North River Street was done last year. The Wilson Street project will be done in conjunction with the Wilson Street traffic signal improvements, which have begun. A community kickoff meeting on the plans will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the City Council chambers at the Batavia Government Center, 100 N. Batavia Ave. There will be weekly meetings, starting at 8:30 a.m. Thursday at Panera Bread, 154 W. Wilson St., to update the community on the construction status and answer any questions. The project will include wider sidewalks and brick paver crosswalks at major intersections, Americans with Disabilities Act compliant ramps at sidewalk corners, pedestrian bump-outs, traffic signal interconnection and modernization, water main replacement and sanitary sewer rehabilitation. “This is from start to finish a community-driven idea,” said Batavia Mayor Jeff Schielke, referring to the downtown streetscape program. “They wanted the

By the numbers

$4.4 million budget for the Wilson Street streetscape project

$1.5 millon of the budget comes from the Illinois Transportation Enhancement Program downtown to be a unique and friendly place.” Bump-outs reduce the width of roadway that pedestrians have to cross. “We’re trying to make crossing Wilson Street friendlier,” City Administrator Bill McGrath said. The Illinois Department of Transportation will manage the project that will stretch on Wilson Street from Batavia Avenue (Route 31) to Island/ Shumway Avenue. To minimize disruptions, underground utility work will be done between the hours of 9 p.m. and 7 a.m. Including engineering costs, the Wilson Street project is budgeted to cost $4.4 million, with $1.5 million coming 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 $1.2 million from the state for traffic signal improvements. The project includes $748,622 in tax increment financing funds, $284,504 in city sanitary funds and $347,342 in city water funds. For project updates and more information on the streetscape program, go to, call the streetscape project hotline at 630-454-2777, or email questions to



‘In Flanders Field’ composition will be played during the 100th anniversary of World War I By BRENDA SCHORY

8OBITUARIES JACOB C. SCHERER Born: June 1, 1911; in Ridgewood, N.Y. Died: April 24, 2013; in Winfield ST. CHARLES – Jacob C. Scherer, 101, of St. Charles, died Wednesday, April 24, 2013, at Central DuPage Hospital in Winfield. He was born June 1, 1911, in Ridgewood, N.Y. He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Lena; two children, Barbara Reilly and Bill (Deborah) Scherer; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Virginia Gryl.

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Geneva resident Peter Mitchell has written a musical composition, which goes with the poem “In Flanders Fields,” that will be performed in Ware, England, on Aug. 4, 2014, to commemorate the start of World War I. by the Fox Valley Festival Chorus a year ago. “He emailed me and asked if they could use it,” Mitchell said. “He told me they wanted to use it for the 100th anniversary of the start of World War I. “Ware was the staging area for troops before they

went to Europe.” Lt. Col. John McCrae, a doctor in the Canadian Army, wrote “In Flanders Fields” in May 1915, commemorating the suffering of troops during the Second Battle of Ypres in Belgium. Mitchell said 500,000 died in an area not more than 1,000 yards in

length. World War I, 1914 to 1918, followed the assassination of Austria-Hungary Archduke Franz Ferdinand. As hostilities intensified that summer with declarations of war, Germany invaded Belgium on Aug. 4. In an email, Higgins said

8FUNERAL ARRANGEMENTS The funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday, April 27, at Yurs Funeral Home in St. Charles. Burial will be held at Curlew Hills Memory Gardens, Palm Harbor, Fla. The visitation will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to National Ovarian Cancer Coalition, 2501 Oak Lawn Ave., Suite 435, Dallas, TX 75219. To leave an online condolence or remembrance to the family, visit the funeral home’s obituary page at www.yursfuneralhomes. com. For more information, call Yurs Funeral Home of St. Charles at 630-584-0060 or like us on Facebook. Please sign the guest book at

Kathleen ‘Kathy’ Anne Bostick: A celebration of her life will be at noon Saturday, April 27, at Bethany Lutheran Church, Batavia, with Pastor Steven Srock officiating. Amelia “Millie” G. Cate: The services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, April 26, at St. John Neumann’s Catholic Church, 2900 W. Main St., in St. Charles, with a luncheon to follow. Barbara Sue Collins: The visitation will be from noon until the time of service at 4 p.m. Saturday, April 27, at Norris-Walen-Segert Funeral Home, 132 Fremont St. (one block north of Washington and Main streets), West Chicago. Interment will be private. Joan Geiser: The funeral Mass

will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Monday, April 29, at St. Patrick Catholic Church, 400 Cedar St., St. Charles. The visitation will be from 9 to 10:45 a.m. Monday at Yurs Funeral Home, 405 E. Main St., St. Charles. John G. Piazza: The funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Friday at St. Patrick Catholic Church, 6N491 Crane Road, St. Charles. Burial will be at Prairie Cemetery in St. Charles. Jason R. Vander Woude: The visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, April 26, at Yurs Funeral Home, 405 E. Main St., (corner of Routes 25 and 64), St. Charles. The funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 27, at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 320 Franklin St., Gene-

va. Interment will be private. Juliette M. Victor: Funeral prayers will be at 9 a.m. Friday, April 26, at Malone Funeral Home, 324 E. State St. (Route 38) in Geneva, proceeding to St. Patrick Catholic Church, 408 Cedar St., St. Charles, for celebration of a funeral Mass at 10 a.m. with Father Dan Bachner as celebrant. Charles A. “Chic” Williams: A funeral memorial service will be at 8 p.m. Friday, April 26, at Malone Funeral Home, 324 E. State St. (Route 38), Geneva, with the Rev. Allen Eaton officiating. Burial will be held privately. The visitation will be from 3 p.m. until the time of the service Friday, April 26, at the funeral home.

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GENEVA – As England plans to recognize the 100th anniversary of World War I on Aug. 4, 2014, two original music compositions by a Geneva hobbyist will be performed there. Peter Mitchell, a retired CEO and business owner, said music he composed to the poem “In Flanders Field” will be performed a cappella in Ware, Hertfordshire, in England, along with another of his compositions, and works of other composers – and he has been asked to conduct them both. The musical performance will benefit the British Poppy Appeal. “It knocked my socks off when I got this email,” Mitchell said. About 100 men and women are going to sing the Flanders Fields poem to his music. Also to be performed is his “On the Beaches of Normandy,” for which he wrote both lyrics and music. Ted Higgins, music director of The Opus One Big Band in England, saw a YouTube performance of Mitchell’s Flanders Field composition

the war’s anniversary will be commemorated at the government level, at the BBC and at the imperial War Museum in Central London. Higgins said in the email he was researching music to commemorate both world wars, as well as suitable music for a choir to sing McCrae’s poem when he found Mitchell’s work. “There were several versions of it put to music,” Higgins’ email states. “I listened to them all, and when I heard Peter Mitchell’s version I fell in love with that version, with its haunting trumpet intro and coda – which to me was the most beautiful and fitting tribute one could wish to hear.” Mitchell sent his arrangement of “The Beaches of Normandy” and Higgins decided it should be performed, too. Mitchell said he is honored his music was chosen. “Americans did not fight in Flanders Field, so to have American music in that special place where British, Canadian, Indian and German troops died – for the Brits to select an American for this important occasion – I think that is sort of special,” Mitchell said.

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Nurturing faith

Area churches seek to involve children, teens

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Members of the Galilee of Friends youth group at the Congregational United Church of Christ in Campton Hills share their joys and concerns during their ending prayer. By ASHLEY RHODEBECK


f last week’s deluge of rain – and the flooding it caused – gave the teachers at Hosanna! Preschool anything, it provided opportunities to teach their students about Noah and his ark. Director Linda Horneck said the St. Charles Township-based school, which serves children ages 2½ to 5, often ties its lessons about God to events the youngsters can understand. For example, teachers explain Christmas is a great birthday celebration for Je-

CLOSER LOOK The Kane County Chronicle is taking a closer look at the role of religion in Kane County. This is part two of a three-part series. THURSDAY • A look at the religions practiced in Kane County, how religious county residents are, how clergymen define faith and the relationship between music and worship. TODAY • A look at how churches involve youth. SATURDAY • A look at megachurches and those deciding to join a religion they didn’t grow up in or weren’t baptized in as a child.

sus, and that God gave us the wind, sun and rain so we can

pick pumpkins in the fall. Hosanna! incorporates

faith-based elements into all of its youth programs, which include a Sunday school program for children through the fifth grade, and youth ministries for middle and high school students. “We want them to know the love and the joy of Jesus,” said Lynette Anderson, the church’s director of children and family ministries. Hosanna! is not alone in placing an emphasis on providing programs for children and teens. Churches in and near the Tri-Cities say one of their most vital missions is nurturing the spiritual needs of the

younger generations of their respective faiths. Programs targeted toward youth are important because every age and stage of life are too specific to lump everyone’s needs in a homogeneous pot, said Jerry Shaffer, lead pastor at The Well in Geneva. Not having different programs for different groups, Shaffer said, “shows a lack of regard, a lack of honesty for what people really face.”

‘Living your faith’ The emphasis on youth comes at a time when clergy aren’t sure what the future holds for their churches.


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Danny Beckman (from left to right), Adam Diorio, Faith Powell and Brian Englert, all of St. Charles, share a laugh while working on a group project with the Galilee of Friends youth group at the Congregational United Church of Christ in Campton Hills.

On the Web To view a video of the Rev. Bob Jones with St. Katharine Drexel Catholic Church in Sugar Grove talking about the impor-

tance of getting youth involved in religious activities, visit this story online at www.kcchronicle. com.

lab. In addition to Sunday school, Anderson said, children participate in service projects that have included making a meal for Lazarus House, a homeless shelter in St. Charles, and baking cookies for a nursing home. “This is about living your faith,” she said. One of Horneck’s joys is hearing that the preschoolers make their families say a prayer before eating a meal, just like they do at snack time in school. “[That’s] one of the big delights for us, knowing it’s carrying over from school to home,” Horneck said. Similarly, parent Barb Enright said she likes that lessons taught at home are being reinforced at her children’s schools. Although her family is

Catholic, Enright said, she sent four children to Hosanna! before sending them to Catholic grade and high schools. Each week, she said, her daughter’s fourth-grade class at St. Patrick’s Catholic School in St. Charles Township participates in Eucharistic adoration, a time for prayer. “It’s so important for them to have that,” Enright said.

‘Putting on the armor of God’ Children are not the only focus for local churches. Many also have programs specifically for teenagers. On Wednesday nights, teens from about 11 high schools gather at the Congregational United Church of Christ in Campton Hills for youth group, which they call Galilee of Friends, or G4 for short.

“It’s nice to have a second set of friends I can come talk to on Wednesdays,” said Kirby DeBates, a 17-year-old senior at Central High School in Burlington. But the members do more than socialize. Earlier this month, they spent a meeting preparing to welcome the eighth-graders who will be confirmed this spring. Many of the members also go on a mission trip every spring break. This year, their destination was Florida, where they spent time at the Duvall Home, a group home for individuals with developmental disabilities. Brian Englert, a 17-yearold senior at St. Charles North High School, said they spent hours just holding the hands of residents. “The nonverbal communication was amazing,” said DeBates, recalling the power of a smile. Jeff Graham, who volunteers as the church’s high school youth director, said G4 aims to be a welcoming environment where everyone is accepted. It’s a place for teens to feel

safe and comfortable to express themselves, he said. “They really look at each other as a family,” Graham said. In Geneva, teens meet daily before school to participate in the seminary program offered by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Beginning at 6 a.m. with an opening hymn, the high school students study Scripture and the teachings of the savior, youth seminary teacher Aaron Secrist said. This year, their focus is on the New Testament, he said. “In the Bible, it talks about putting on the armor of God,” he said, referring to Ephesians 6:11. “That’s what we’re trying to do each day.” Secrist said although some teens arrive bleary-eyed, the early hour doesn’t dampen their participation. He considers himself more of a moderator, because the teens generally divide into groups, read different passages and teach the class what they mean, he said. “Kids don’t listen as much to adults as they do sometimes to each other,” he said.

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The Rev. Bob Jones of St. Katharine Drexel Catholic Church in Sugar Grove said the tradition of passing down one’s faith through generations is less common than it was three to four decades ago. And Steven Srock, senior pastor at Bethany Lutheran Church in Batavia, said his generation – the baby boomers – and his parents’ generation support the church more in time and finances while the generations that followed – Generation X and the Millennial Generation – tend to be more involved in direct service. “Without that level of time commitment and financial support, what will the church look like in 30, 40 years?” Srock said. “We don’t know what the church of the future is going to be.” According to the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life, one in four Millennials – those born after 1980 who began to come of age around 2000 – are unaffiliated with any particular faith. Just 18 percent of Millennials attend services weekly or nearly weekly, while 26 percent of baby boomers did in the late 1970s. The habits of Millennials aren’t necessarily the same as those of their successors. Religious education programs – including Sunday schools and youth ministries for middle and high school students – abound throughout the region. Some churches, such as Christ Community Church in St. Charles, have entire wings dedicated to children and teens. Maria Sloncen, whose 5-year-old attends Hosanna!, said she likes that he can talk about God, Jesus, Christmas and Easter at school. Giving her children a religious education – her 7-yearold also attended the preschool – is important to her, she said. “I didn’t have that when I was real little,” she said. “I want them to have a relationship with God.” At Hosanna!, much of the learning in youth-focused classes is through hands-on activities such as cooking and art projects, Anderson said. Only one room has chairs, she said, and that’s the computer


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Sixth-grader ‘sets a great example’

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Wins excellence award after raising more than $18K to help hearing-impaired By NICOLE WESKERNA GENEVA – When Eliza Peters started raising money for her Hear the Cheers campaign last winter, her initial goal was to raise $1,000 to buy hearing aids for students with hearing impairments in Kane County. After two weeks of fundraising, Eliza, a sixth-grader at Geneva Middle School North, far exceeded her goal and collected more than $18,000. “It’s a really good feeling to know that I did that much to help other people,” she said. Eliza submitted an essay about the fundraiser to the Illinois Service Resource Center’s contest, “How I Advocate for Others.” The ISRC selected one student who demonstrated the ability to advocate for others. “I put down that I wanted to help others, and I wanted to give people the chance to hear, and that you can do anything no matter what setbacks you have,” she said about what she wrote in her essay. Eliza won the award about three weeks ago, and was honored recently at a Geneva School District 304 board meeting with a Tradition of Excellence Award, which is the highest award available in the district. Superintendent Kent Mutchler said not many students as young as Eliza, 12, receive the Tradition of Excellence Award, which is awarded to students for outstanding accomplishments such as winning a state tournament or volunteerism.

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Maureen Lewis St. Charles 5th Ward alderman amount of work needed on the building. “It’s one project after another,” she said. Suhr said the goal is to keep the building weather tight for years to come. These improvements should provide a 15- to 20-year solution, he said. The Historic Preservation Commission – a recommending body – signed off on the improvements with the condition that the blond brick wall be refurbished rather than built new, Suhr said. That option would include about $20,000 in savings, he said, but there would be old bricks next to new bricks, which likely wouldn’t match.

Aldermen preferred to have the entire wall replaced. Third Ward Alderman Bill Turner agreed with 4th Ward Alderman Jo Krieger, who said she isn’t a fan of different colored bricks. “I don’t think it will be as structurally sound if we don’t replace the entire wall itself,” Turner added. “I would prefer it to have all new brick.” The building will remain open for normal business during construction, Suhr said, but the checkerboard lot along East Main Street will be closed, as will the south entrance. Because of the parking lot closure, the sand sculpture featured during RiverFest will be moved to the Szechwan Restaurant parking lot this year, Suhr said. He noted the city is notifying organizers of other special events about the closures, as event requests come forward. Updates will be posted on the city’s website,, Suhr said.

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ST. CHARLES – The St. Charles Municipal Building is expected to undergo a large-scale maintenance project over the next six months. Aldermen in committee this week unanimously recommended approval of the maintenance projects, which include lighting enhancements, painting and caulking; brick facade, canopy, stone and marble repairs; and roof, windows and door replacements. Work is planned to begin in May. Estimated costs are about $1.3 million, down from the original estimate of $1.5 million, said Peter Suhr, public services manager. “It’s a big price tag,” 5th Ward Alderman Maureen Lewis said. “I know these repairs need to be done. How long until we have to do repairs again?” Fourth Ward Alderman Jo Krieger agreed about the

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OPINIONS When you’re 64 When “When I’m Sixty-Four” by The Beatles floated into baby boomers’ college dorm rooms, we thought, “No way I’m ever THAT old!” We’re no longer “late middle age,” however, when handed a movie ticket and told, “I gave you the senior discount.” We also attend more funerals and wakes than weddings and birthdays. Recently, writer, composer, actor and longtime Geneva resident Paul Cook died. It’s hard to imagine the St. Charles Writers Group without Paul making spot-on critiques of a manuscript or delivering double entendres with a face straighter than railroad tracks crossing the salt flats. Paul could describe a character’s life in one paragraph. No, in one sentence. No, in one image. He wrote fiction by camouflaging plot behind people who didn’t think about things, but did them. I never read a sentence that Paul submitted that was not polished. No, not glitzy, but polished, sounding as if it couldn’t wait to get out of his pencil, and had spun out all on its own. Even though lately the writers group has grown, it has seemed smaller since Paul left. I miss the times he’d sidle up and quietly say, “Hey, did ya hear the one about the three gorillas who walked into this bar ... .” He told jokes with more panache than Milton Berle; were he reading over my shoulder as I type this (and for all I know, he may be), he might tell me he taught Berle how to deliver a punch line – with a face straighter than railroad tracks crossing the salt flats. Where funerals emphasize death’s inevitability, weddings and birthdays tout life’s resilience. Not long ago, my wife and I attended a lovely wedding reception at Geneva’s Riverside banquets. Our table included another neighbor and her friend, a mortician.

WRITING TO US The Kane County Chronicle welcomes original letters on public issues. Letters must include the author’s full name, home address and day and evening telephone numbers. We limit letters to 400 words. All letters are subject to editing for length and clarity at the sole discretion of the editor. Letters can be emailed to letters@, faxed to 630-444-1641 and mailed to Letters, Kane County Chronicle, 333 N. Randall Road, Suite 2, St. Charles IL 60174.

RIVER TOWN CHRONICLES Rick Holinger Resisting making jokes he’d surely heard (“Hear ya got stiff competition”), I laid them to rest, ha-ha, and enjoyed the irony of sitting through this celebration of life with a man whose business was death. Birthdays, too, celebrate the future (“ ... and one to grow on”), but here, too, Death shows his practical joker side. A short time ago, someone close to our family turned 21, the gateway to adulthood. The morning after a bout of pub-hopping, he complained of stomach flu. “Hangover,” a friend corrected. My brother, a physician, offered a diagnosis: “It would seem we have a new (really?!) flu strain, the 12 a.m. 21st birthday virus. It does not lead to death; victims just wish it would.” Excepting one’s own funeral, such milestones lead to self-reflection. T.S. Eliot’s poetic persona, J. Alfred Prufrock, confesses, “I have measured out my life with coffee spoons.” Although likely to admit daily spooned routines ourselves, we relish the times we shoveled life, poured everything into crucial life decisions, chose Frost’s road less traveled, or imitated Tennyson’s Ulysses, “To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield.” Those times, in other words, people will speak of when remembering us at our best. • Rick Holinger has lived and taught high school in the Fox Valley since 1979. His poetry, stories, essays, and book reviews have appeared in more than 100 literary journals. He is the founder and facilitator the St. Charles Writers Group. Contact him at editorial@


Hospitals that pay no taxes must tend to community health BLOOMBERG NEWS Consider the tax-exempt hospital. Traditionally, these hospitals have offered free or subsidized medical treatment for poor patients. Over the past half-century, however, as the federal government has taken to paying for health care – via Medicare, Medicaid and, now, the Affordable Care Act – policymakers have tried to steer the nation’s 2,900 tax-exempt hospitals away from charity medical treatment for individuals and toward the kinds of preventive public-health services that are believed to lower health-care costs generally – community blood-pressure screenings, clinics for weight loss and so on. To push this shift, the Internal Revenue Service has required tax-exempt hospitals to report annually

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on the community benefits they provide. Now, under the Affordable Care Act, they also have to formally assess, every three years, the health needs of their communities and adopt strategies to meet those needs. The idea is to hold the hospitals accountable for the estimated $13 billion in federal, state and local tax breaks they receive. It’s too soon to tell whether the latest reporting requirement will accomplish the shift policy makers are looking for. What is known is that hospitals have a long way to go to live up to their mandate. According to a study published last week in the New England Journal of Medicine, only 5 percent of the money that tax-exempt hospitals spent on behalf of their communities in fiscal 2009 went to public-health programs. The lion’s share

went to free and subsidized patient care. Hanging over the heads of hospital administrators is the threat that authorities might one day take away their tax-exempt status. Policy makers at all levels have been alarmed to see seven-figure salaries for executives at nonprofit hospitals. Last month, the city of Pittsburgh filed suit to strip the renowned University of Pittsburgh Medical Center of its exemption from city payroll taxes, worth $16 million a year. Pittsburgh charges that the hospital has spent too much on executive compensation and too little on activities for the community. If hospitals are to continue to be excused from paying taxes, they should serve their communities in return – in ways that provide maximum benefit to those communities.

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By ASHLEY RHODEBECK ST. CHARLES – Two 21-year-old men from Elburn and St. Charles face felony charges on accusations they battered a 40-year-old man in an ice cream shop’s parking lot, St. Charles Police Department spokesman Paul McCurtain said. Patrick E. Hogan, of the 1800 block of Spring Valley Drive, Elburn, and William L.

Rawson, of the 1500 block of Avalon Court, St. Charles, turned themselves in to St. Charles police last week on Patrick E. charges of ag- Hogan gravated battery and mob action, McCurtain said. Their bail was set at $40,000, he said, and they were each released on $4,000 cash bond.

The co-defendants are expected in court at 9 a.m. May 30. About 2 a.m. March 31, William L. they reportedRawson ly entered the drive-thru lane on foot at McDonald’s, 1915 W. Main St., St. Charles, and began giving customers a hard time. The defendants had a

verbal confrontation with a 40-year-old man in a truck, and one of the men then kicked the back of his vehicle, McCurtain said, noting the incident was caught on the restaurant’s video surveillance. As the motorist checked for damage in the Oberweis parking lot across the street, Hogan and Rawson ran toward him, McCurtain said. He said a physical altercation ensued as the man was kneeling next to his truck.

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8POLICE REPORTS Elgin. The event benefits the Andrea Lynn Cancer Fund. The event will include all types of motorcycles – supporters in cars are welcome, too. Details are available at www. Registration fees are $25 per bike and $15 per additional passenger. Registration is available on

the Ride and Rally website – riders can save $5 by registering online by June 21. For information about the organization, visit the Andrea Lynn Cancer Fund website at www.

Author will discuss latest anthology May 4 BATAVIA – Local author John Zurn will discuss his latest

book, “Unexpected Pilgrims,” from 1 to 3 p.m. May 4 at the Batavia Public Library, 10 S. Batavia Ave., Batavia. This book is an anthology of stories, poems and a short play and is a unique portrayal of individuals struggling to survive in a sometimes insensitive world. The event is free.

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St. Charles • The Kingswood sign at Foxfield Drive and King Edward Avenue in St. Charles was reported damaged Monday, April 22. Unknown offenders reportedly removed the “i” from the sign and spray-painted an electrical box.

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“It is alleged the victim was struck multiple times and suffered injuries to his head, right arm, left knee and rib cage,” McCurtain said. He said the man called his wife, who took him to Delnor Hospital, where he was treated and released. McCurtain noted the man grabbed a cellphone from one of his attacker’s pockets, which helped identify them. They ran from the scene, he said.

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Timely contact does the trick for Saints East rallies with 2 runs in seventh inning for victory

• Friday, April 26, 2013

By JAY SCHWAB GENEVA – Sometimes, putting the bat on the ball is enough. The St. Charles East baseball team managed to do so against a tough pitcher in the seventh inning Thursday, and the Saints were rewarded with a two-run rally that proved the difference in a 5-4, Upstate Eight Conference River win against Geneva. East junior Brannon Barry’s opposite-field RBI single to left field with two outs and two strikes didn’t exactly explode off his bat, but it nonetheless broke what was then a 4-all tie in the top of the seventh. “It was a full cut but it was more of a defensive cut,” Barry said. “There’s a difference between a full, offensive cut and a defensive cut. I went in there, just too close to not try and take a swing at it, and then it worked out for me.” Geneva claimed a 4-3 lead on a solo home run by center fielder Bobby Hess in the bottom of the fifth, an edge the Vikings maintained until the final inning. That’s when Vikings coach Matt Hahn summoned South Alabama-bound right-hander Jordan Touro in hopes of nailing down a win for starting pitcher Brock Chenier. But the meat of the Saints’ order – which failed to produce in an agonizing, one-run loss to Batavia the day before – hit in good fortune against Touro. East shortstop Nicholas Erickson started the inning by reaching on a softly hit infield single before cleanup hitter Joe Hoscheit, after unsuccessfully trying a sacrifice bunt, singled to right field. Touro then lost the grip while initiating his delivery, balking the runners to second and third with none out. Vi-

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St. Charles East right fielder Brannon Barry makes a sliding catch as first baseman Ben Smith runs by during the Saints’ 5-4 victory Thursday over Geneva in an Upstate Eight Conference River Division game in Geneva. kings freshman shortstop Nick Derr temporarily preserved the lead by gobbling up Brian Sobieski’s one-hop smash, but Saints pinch hitter Nick Huskisson tied the game at 4 with a sacrifice fly to center field. Touro had two strikes on Barry before the right fielder delivered the decisive single. “It was great to see us come back after not getting it done yesterday to come back and do it today,” East coach Len Asquini said. Asquini sent Saints starting pitcher Troy Dykhuis (3-1) out against the top of Geneva’s order in the bottom of the seventh, and the inning started ominously for East when Derr singled to left field. But Dykhuis got Vikings’ No. 2 hitter Luke Polishak to chase one in the

dirt for strike three, and East catcher Adam Rojas made a successful snap throw to first, catching Derr too far off the bag for a deflating second out. Hess popped out to end the game. East (11-6, 9-3 UEC River) started fast as Sobieski notched a two-run single in the first inning, and the Saints led, 3-0, after two. Hoscheit and Barry each went 2 for 3 with a walk for the Saints. The lost lead continued what has been an unexpectedly rocky season for Geneva (7-9, 4-7 UEC River). “You can’t ask for a better situation than going into the seventh inning, up one, with your ace on the mound,” Hahn said. “They got three hits, scored two runs, and they never really hit the ball hard. That’s baseball.” In addition to his six innings of

three-run ball on the mound, Chenier went 3 for 3 offensively, all singles. Geneva No. 9 hitter Brandon Evert helped Geneva come all the way back from its 3-0 hole with a two-out, RBI single in the bottom of the fourth. Geneva continues its St. Charles-intensive week with a home game against St. Charles North today before heading to East for a doubleheader on Saturday. “It’s a tough sell to guys … to say keep doing what you’re doing, and then hoping that the result changes,” Hahn said. “That’s a tough sell. As a coach, I’ve never been in this situation before, so it’s tough for me to deal with, to try to figure out what to say, what to do and what buttons to push. Hopefully we’re peaking when we’re supposed to. That’s the goal.”

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Hefferin embraces road newly traveled Denise Hefferin can’t remember the last time she lost her voice. She channels that guttural “LET’S GO!” a few times a week, just without “SAINTS!” attached to the end. The familiar girls clad in orange and black are no longer within earshot. Hefferin, a former runner who helped the St. Charles East girls cross country and track programs flourish since the 2006-07 school year, chose this transition when she left her alma mater as a teacher and coach between semesters. When she found herself at the end of her goal sheet – not her rope, as the rumor mill might have suggested – Hefferin stepped away in what she called an “amicable” split. Those kinds of breakups can hurt just the same. “Because I know I still have that emotional attachment,” Hefferin said. “I’m always going to.” Since January, Hefferin has divided her time between Dick Pond-St. Charles, FitMama in Elburn and as a volunteer coordinator of the Fox Valley Kids Marathon. She calls marketing and club coaching the new phase of her life, and says she feels as happy as she did at the beginning and end of her prep coaching career. Fulfillment was the missing ingredient as she wound down her run at East. She

resolved to boost cross country participation, develop life-long runners and lead the Saints to state cross country trophies. Hefferin checked off each objective with her trademark feistiness. “Not to say, oh, I couldn’t have just kept doing that, but I sort of started feeling like, ‘Well, what’s next? What’s next for me?’ ” Hefferin said. “I didn’t want to go into administration. That was never part of my plan. I was Denise teaching and I Hefferin was coaching and I just felt like, in this lull a little bit. “I knew that there was obviously something else that I could be doing, and that would be more invigorating for me every day. … Somebody else is passionate about [coaching] and wants to do it every day, and I want to give them that opportunity.” Hefferin first informed East administration of her decision to resign her track position at the end of the 2012 season. She made the same trip for cross country in October before finishing the season. She admitted to curious timing when she informed athletes later that month. In both instances, East principal Charlie Kyle advised Hefferin to give it

QUICK READ Kevin Druley time, a gesture Hefferin appreciated. She didn’t need to ponder any further, though. As she considered the foreign thought of simply serving as part of the school’s business faculty – not the coach with the recognizable chords from the sidelines, track infield or stands – Hefferin stepped away from East. “Again, if I’m not going to be my very best at it, I’m out,” she said. “I don’t want to do anything that I think someone else could do better.” Hefferin remains in touch with former athletes, making it “cut and dried” she’s not calling as their coach. Those duties now belong to Tim Wolf in track and Mike Backer in cross country, and she’s eager to watch them maintain the Saints’ tradition. Hefferin attended a handful of indoor meets during the winter and hopes to be on hand for the upcoming Upstate Eight Conference or sectional outdoor meets. She “bawled my eyes out” upon getting in her car after a February indoor dual against Schaumburg. She explains her rationale when people approach her, happily de-

terring those who “expected a scandal.” Her current roles keep Hefferin active with the Fox Valley running community, either as an equipment salesperson, consultant or running club coach. Fox Valley Marathon co-organizer Dave Sheble is especially excited to have Hefferin on board because “she has quite a track record” as a distance runner. Hefferin competed in cross country and track at Wake Forest after graduating from St. Charles High in 2000. She finds her new career path – which she hopes can escalate into marketing for a family-owned running store – brings her back to much of her coaching experience. She emailed Dick Pond manager Glen Kamps in December, not expecting an opportunity. He responded with one the next day. “It was really exciting and a really quick turnover for me, but that was good. I wanted that. I didn’t want for there to be a lull of unemployment,” Hefferin said. “It wasn’t that I needed a break or I was tired or anything. I just wanted to do something different.”

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


Kane County drops series opener to Fort Wayne KANE COUNTY CHRONICLE FORT WAYNE, Ind. – The Kane County Cougars could not overcome a five-run third inning to suffer a 6-4 loss Thursday to the Fort Wayne TinCaps in the opener of a three-game series. In the third inning, Corey Adamson broke a 1-1 tie with a solo shot off of Cougars starter Lendy Castillo (0-1). Later in the inning, with two outs and two runners on, Gabriel Quintana added an RBI single and Jeremy Baltz delivered a sac fly before Brian Adams capped the five-run frame

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with a two-run bomb to left field to give the TinCaps a 6-1 lead. TinCaps starter Joe Ross (3-0) shut down the Cougars’ offense over a season-high 5⅔ innings, allowing just six hits while striking out three. The only run he allowed was on a

second-inning RBI single to Wilson Contreras. The Cougars (7-10) did not go down quietly against the TinCaps’ bullpen. In the eighth inning, TinCaps reliever Genison Reyes issued a pair of one-out walks. Bijan Rademacher had an RBI single that knocked Reyes out of the game. Chris Nunn relieved Reyes, and surrendered a two-out, two-RBI double to Oliver Zapata that brought the tying run to the plate. PinChieh Chen popped out before Nunn retired the Cougars in order in the ninth. Castillo settled down after

the third inning. The righty allowed one more hit in his final three innings. He finished after six innings, allowing eight hits and six runs. He did not walk a batter and struck out three. Rademacher scored once and drove in a run as part of a 2-for-4 day. Zapata went 1 for 4 with a double and two RBIs. The Cougars and TinCaps (11-8) play the second game of a three-game set at 6:05 p.m. today at Parkview Field in Fort Wayne. Right-hander Pierce Johnson (1-1) takes the hill for the Cougars against lefty Max Fried (1-0).

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PREP SCHEDULE TODAY Baseball: St. Charles North at Geneva, 4:30 p.m.; Aurora Central Catholic at Montini, 7 p.m.; Aurora Christian at Indian Creek, 4:30 p.m.; Westminster Christian at Wheaton Academy, 4:30 p.m.; Lake Park at Batavia (resumption), 4:30 p.m. Softball: St. Charles North at Batavia, 4:30 p.m.; Geneva at Rolling Meadows Tournament, 4 p.m.; St. Charles East at St. Charles East Varsity Invitational, 4:30 p.m.; Rosary at Romeoville Tournament, TBA; Wheaton Academy at Chicago Christian, 4:30 p.m. Girls soccer: Batavia, St. Charles North at Tournament of Champions (at Burlington, Iowa); Geneva, St. Charles East at Naperville North Invitational; Chicago Bulls College Prep at St. Francis, 4:30 p.m.; Wheaton Academy at Glenwood Chatham Tournament, TBA Boys track and field: Geneva at Eastern Relays (at University of Louisville); Kaneland, Burlington Central at Crystal Lake Invitational, 5 p.m.; Marmion at Sycamore, 4 p.m.; Aurora Central Catholic at Oswego Invitational, 4:30 p.m.; Aurora Christian, Wheaton Academy at Chicago Christian Invitational, 4 p.m. Girls track and field: Batavia, Geneva, St. Charles East, Rosary, Aurora Central Catholic at Kane County Meet, 4:30 p.m. (at Geneva); Aurora Christian, Wheaton Academy at Chicago Christian Invitational, 4 p.m. Boys tennis: Wheaton Academy at St. Charles North, 4:30 p.m.; Marmion, Aurora Central Catholic at Yorkville Tournament, 4 p.m. Boys volleyball: St. Francis at Benet Academy Invitational, 5 p.m.




• Friday, April 26, 2013

DeKALB – By the time the DeKalb softball team’s offense got going Thursday against Kaneland, the Knights already were on the verge of a huge conference win. Kaneland raced out to a four-run lead through the first five innings. DeKalb battled back with three in the sixth, but couldn’t come up with a final run in a 4-3 loss to the Knights at home. “We could’ve done a better job. We face kids like [Kaneland pitcher Ellissa Eckert] every day and score 10 runs, so to come out and struggle and just get three so late ... ,” DeKalb coach Jeff Davis said. “I knew we were going to mark, I just didn’t know how many.” Kaneland’s hitters had quality at-bats from the start against DeKalb pitcher Katie Kowalski, recording hits in each of the first three innings. The Knights broke through for a run in the third when catcher Paige Kuefler doubled home Caroline Heimerdinger, who led off the inning with a single. The Knights (11-2, 4-1 Northern Illinois Big 12 East) tacked on three more in the fifth as Heimerdinger and Lexi Roach reached base to start. After a sacrifice from Allyson O’Herron, Kuefler singled, scoring Heimerdinger and Roach, and came all the way around to score on two DeKalb errors. “We’ve always done well against [Kowalski]. Our girls are starting to get their timing,” Kaneland coach Brian Willis said. “We played [Wednesday] night and I think this is the first time we’ve played back-to-back games. It’s going to help when we get our at-bats.” DeKalb (13-4, 3-2 NI Big 12 East) managed only three hits over the first five innings against Eckert, as the righthander consistently kept the Barbs off-balance. “I kept moving pitches around,” Kuefler said. “I know a couple of the players from playing them in summer ball, so I kind of know where their weaknesses are.”

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Kaneland holds off late DeKalb rally

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Kaneland’s Ellissa Eckert pitches to a DeKalb batter during the Knights’ 4-3 victory Thursday in DeKalb. The Barbs rallied for three in the sixth as Morgan Newport doubled home Hannah Walter and Lindsey Costliow. Sarah Friedlund then scored on an error to cut the deficit to one.

Newport, who relieved Kowalski for the final two innings, held Kaneland scoreless in the seventh and the Barbs threatened with Sabrina Killeen on second and nobody out.

But the rally quickly dissipated when Killeen was called out trying to advance to third on an infield groundout. Costliow finished 2 for 3 with a double whle Newport was also 2 for 3 with two RBIs.

Kuefler was 3 for 4 with three RBIs and a run scored, and O’Herron was 2 for 3 with a double. “It was a huge game,” Kuefler said. “DeKalb is one of our rivals, so it was a big game for

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Civil War brings North grad Hoskey to Norwich Junior won 1st 3 singles, doubles matches The Civil War and tennis are subjects which would not appear to have much in common, but they both played roles in bringing St. Charles North grad Christian Hoskey to Norwich University in Vermont. “I was interested my senior year of high school in doing Army ROTC in college,” Hoskey explains. “It’s the home of Army ROTC, so I guess the original school.” Norwich University in Northfield was the first school in the nation to institute an ROTC program under the provisions of the Morrill Act of 1862, which established land-grant colleges. The Civil War was raging at the time, so Congress required military

tactics to be taught at any colleges benefiting from land grants. Hoskey says he was attracted to Norwich by “the atmosphere and the discipline” at the school. A three-time state qualifier for the North tennis team, he also was interested in continuing his sports career in college. “I talked to the coach a little bit before I came and he said they had Christian some good Hoskey players and a good program,” Hoskey says. “That definitely influenced me as far as my decision.” Norwich’s sports teams are called the Cadets, but not everyone who attends the school is in ROTC. “We do have civilian students here,” Hoskey notes. “That’s the nice thing about

ON CAMPUS Dennis D. Jacobs our team, too. We’ve got guys in the corps and the civilian students.” During his freshman season in 2011, Hoskey compiled a 9-1 record at No. 2 singles and was named first-team all-conference by the Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC). He was 8-3 in singles play as a sophomore and was also part of a No. 2 doubles team that finished with a 6-2 record. Now a junior, Hoskey got off to a fast start this season, winning his first three singles and doubles matches, earning him GNAC Player of the Week honors. “It was nice to be able to help the team out,” Hoskey says. “It’s always interesting to see who gets the player of week honors. … I was pretty honored by that.”

Hoskey’s start to the season was even more impressive because he was stepping up in competition. “It’s the first time I’ve played at No. 1 singles and No. 1 doubles,” he says. “There’s some pretty strong players in our conference. It’s been interesting. It’s definitely challenging me and I like that.” One of the keys to Hoskey’s success is that he doesn’t focus on where he stands in relation to his competitors. “I always try to compare myself not to other players I’ve played, but to my own progress throughout the years,” he says. “My own goal has to become a stronger mental player. … Mental toughness is a big thing.” Hoskey is majoring in political science, but he will owe the Army eight years of service when he graduates, starting out with a commission as a second lieutenant. “I’m not sure if I want to

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make a career out of it,” he says, adding that if he does leave the military, he’d like to do “something that brings my military experience and my major into play.” He says his military experience and his major might involve a career with the FBI or CIA or perhaps the Department of Defense. For now, though, he’s enjoying life in the Green Mountains and the skiing, hiking and camping opportunities they offer. “Vermont is pretty awesome, obviously, as far as what there is to do outdoors,” Hoskey says. “I’ve got a good group of friends that I can rely on that are always willing to have some fun outdoors.”

• Dennis D. Jacobs writes the On Campus column for the Kane County Chronicle. To suggest local college athletes to be featured in future columns, email him at



A closer look at prep track

IN THE GROOVE BEN BARNES Kaneland, So. What he did: Barnes cleared 21-1¾ to win the long jump at Saturday’s Peterson Prep meet, edging senior teammate Tanner Andrews. “Ben’s a good long jumper, but that’s a big win, to win at Peterson,” Knights coach Eric Baron said. “That was a really nice boost for us early on.” ROSARY’S 4X800 RELAY What the Royals did: Competing Wednesday at Benet, Rosary’s quartet of Emily Bakala, Amelia Anderson, Courtney Cox and Kara Kalisz set a meet record by finishing in 9:43.7. Shaw Media file photo

Kaneland senior Ashley Castellanos is part of a deep Knights team that will look to break through at today’s Kane County girls track and field meet at Geneva.

Vikings freshman Colleen Grady. “That’s probably more of a technical event and a strength event. It takes some time to get the hang of it and have some leg strength being built,” Geneva coach Peter Raak said. “We’ve been fortunate to have some younger girls start strong and develop that.”

“We were really kind of surprised on Saturday,” Kaneland coach Eric Baron said. “We thought we might have had a good shot at winning the meet, but we did a lot better than we were expecting.” Credit an abundance of scorers behind usual suspects such as sprinter Replacing Davison Brandon Cottier, thrower Nate Dyer The Geneva girls lost standout soph- Now that’s breathing room and hurdler Dylan Nauert. omore triple jumper Hannah Davison Baron called junior Dalvell Triplett’s Host Kaneland captured Saturday’s to a season-ending foot injury during Peterson Prep Invitational boys second-place effort in the triple jump practice last week. a “pleasant surprise.” Triplett, in his title by 87.33 points over runner-up Freshman McKenna Happold has first season competing in the event, DeKalb. been a capable understudy to Davison That’s a stark – and welcome – con- cleared 42-6.25. The Class 2A state – a Northwestern soccer recruit – trast to the Knights’ three most recent qualifying standard is 43-8. having already cleared 32 feet in a – Kevin Druley, margins of victory at Peterson: 0.5, triple jump field that also includes nine and 14 points.

WHAT WE LEARNED LAST WEEK ... Batavia’s boys and girls will retain possession of the trophy after winning Wednesday’s “The Duel” meet against Geneva. The custom-made hardware, which was added to spice up the midweek competition, features a Bulldog on one side and a Viking on the other. “It’s a pretty neat thing,” Batavia boys coach Dennis Piron said.


COACH SLY SEZ ... Tough as Sly might look, he’s still been known to wince at the sight – and sometimes the thought – of a significant injury. File the recent hardship of Geneva’s Hannah Davison into that category. Davison was looking to return to the state meet as a triple jumper and perhaps other events as the season reached its final month.

Now she’ll be left wondering. Injuries create chances for other athletes to step up, but it’s always better when the best assemble in Charleston. • You can respond at blogs/sly.

Which girls athletes and teams reign supreme at tonight’s Kane County Meet at Geneva. St. Charles East will be looking to supplant defending champion West Aurora after finishing as runners-up last spring. The county meet signals the beginning of the stretch run, as conference and state series meets loom.

• Friday, April 26, 2013

Whoever typecast pole vaulters as wild thrill-seekers sort of hit the mark with St. Charles North junior Jessica Grill. She’s got to have some devil-maycare in her to launch herself in the air, but before any of that, Grill seemed just as content to sit down. “A friend of mine who lives in Ohio [pole vaults], and we have a similar body type, and he said it was super fun,” Grill said. “And I thought, ‘Well, I don’t really want to do any other track event, so it just seemed like the most fun.’ ” That was before her freshman year, when Grill and twin brother JT were best known as up-and-coming golfers and regulars at junior events at Pottwatomie Golf Course. JT Grill since has followed his sibling into the pole vault pit after seeing the way she enjoyed competing. Asked whether there was any overlap between her sports, Jessica Grill giggled, “No, not at all. Maybe endurance.” Perhaps that’s why she’s felt so fulfilled in extending her personal record from 7 feet as a freshman to 10-9 – and counting, she hopes – this season. “It was definitely bumpy because a lot of pole vaulters were gymnasts in the past, and I was never a gymnast because I was never good at any of that,” Grill said. She’s more adept at trying new things. She’s happy about where that has taken her.

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Marmion tennis handles St. Francis, closes in on title

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KANE COUNTY CHRONICLE AURORA – Steady play boosted the Marmion boys tennis team past Suburban Christian Conference rival St. Francis on Thursday, as the Cadets continued their bid for a fifth straight league title. Jackson Rettig, who had been playing singles, returned to his doubles roots to team with John Graft for a victory in the No. 1 slot. The Cadets (5-0, 4-0 SCC) swept doubles play. “We’re still fine-tuning everyone’s game and getting them settled into their positions,” Cadets coach John Tsang said. “It’s been a challenging spring, so it’s still finding some continuity and consistency moving forward.” St. Francis scored its lone victory when Chris Chacko notched a 7-5, 1-6, 6-1 win at No. 1 singles. Geneva 7, Larkin 0: At Geneva, Geneva singles players Nick Huang, Nick McCarty and Brad Burgess yielded a

combined eight games in the Upstate Eight Conference River Division dual. Batavia 6, Elgin 1: At Elgin, Batavia swept doubles play in improving to 10-4 overall, 3-0 in the UEC River.

Schuring homered for BC (66, 5-1 Big Northern Conferenc East). St. Francis 7, Guerin 5: At Wheaton, Jack Ciombor had two RBIs for St. Francis (8-8, 6-3 SCC Blue).

BASEBALL Streamwood 12, St. Charles North 2 (5 inn.): At Streamwood,

SOFTBALL Geneva 14, Larkin 0 (5 inn.):

North scored a run in the top of the first inning before surrendering six runs in the bottom half. Tim Misner tripled for North (9-8, 5-4 UEC River). Yorkville 6, Kaneland 3: At Maple Park, Kaneland (5-8, 2-2 Northern Illinois Big 12 East) was unable to rally from a 6-0 hole after three innings. Joe Komel had a hit and two RBIs for the Knights.

Marmion 7, Walther Lutheran 1: At Aurora, Jake Esp struck out 10 in five innings to pace Marmion (6-4, 3-1 SCC Blue). Brian Simon (two RBIs) and Alex Troop had two hits apiece.

Burlington Central 12, North Boone 7: At Poplar Grove, Ryan

At Geneva, Kirsten Searcy doubled in each of her three at-bats and drove in five runs, sparking a 17-hit attack for Geneva (5-9, 3-6 UEC River). Emily Plocinski (four innings) and Haley Orwig (one) combined on a two-hitter.

St. Charles North 4, Glenbard West 2: At St. Charles, Abby Howlett and winning pitcher Sabrina Rabin both had three hits for North (8-4). Delaney Olinger doubled and drove in two runs.

Burlington Central 14, North Boone 0 (5 inn.): At Burlington, Emily Kisch recorded each of her 15 outs via strikeout, spacing one hit and one walk. Brooke Gaylord went 4 for 4 for

Central (14-1, 6-0 BNC East).

GIRLS SOCCER Naperville Invitational: Carly Pottle scored three goals and Sam Lombardo also tallied as St. Charles East (10-4-1) knocked off Sandburg, 4-1, in a match played at Wheaton Warrenville South. Sandburg on Thursday was named the top seed in the 18team, IHSA Class 3A Andrew Sectional, while the Saints were tabbed as the No. 2 seed at the Hoffman Estates Sectional, behind St. Charles North. Kaneland 2, Morris 0: At Maple Park, Emily Grams tallied a goal and an assist for Kaneland (6-4-2, 4-1-1 NI Big 12 East). Jess Coia opened the scoring midway through the first half.

St. Francis 3, St. Edward 1: At Red Hawk Park in Carol Stream, Taylor Van Thournout and Taylor Bucaro both had a goal and an assist for St. Francis (11-0, 6-0 SCC).

Burlington Central 2, Rockford Christian 0: At Burlington,

Bailey Panjkovich assisted on goals from Camille Dela Cruz and Ellen Jayne for Central (121-1, 6-0-1 BNC East). Rosary 4, Montini 0: At Lombard, Quincy Kellett scored two goals and Emily Martin had a goal and an assist for Rosary (8-2-2, 5-0 SCC).

BOYS VOLLEYBALL St. Charles North 2, South Elgin 1 (21-25, 25-13, 25-17): At South Elgin, Pat Misiewicz (21 assists) spread the ball to a balanced attack led by Kevin Beach (nine kills). North improved to 19-3.

Geneva 2, Bartlett 0 (25-20, 26-24): At Bartlett, Nathan Jesko dished 27 assists for the Vikings, while Mason Stierwalt contributed nine kills.

BOYS WATER POLO St. Charles North 14, Barrington 1: At St. Charles, John Pretet (five goals) and Kyle Gannon (three) helped North break through after leading, 4-0, at halftime. Collin Bawolek made 10 saves for 12-11-1 North.

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Local state finalist chosen to compete in miss Illinois pageant KANE COUNTY CHRONICLE ST. CHARLES – Noelle Speers, 8, of North Aurora, has been chosen as a state finalist in the National American Miss Illinois Pageant, which will take place Aug. 2 and 3 at Pheasant Run Resort in St. Charles. The National American Miss pageants are for girls between the ages of 4 and 18; and are divided into five different age divisions. Speers will be participating in the junior pre-teen – between 7 and 9 years old – age division, along with other girls from across

the state. The winner of the pageant will receive a $1,000 award, a crown, banner, bouquet of roses and air transportation to compete in the national pageant in California, where the winner will receive a complimentary tour of Hollywood and two VIP tickets to Disneyland. According to a news release, the National American Miss pageants are dedicated to celebrating America’s future leaders and equipping them with life-long skills. Each year the pageant nationally awards 1.5 million dollars in

cash, scholarships and other prizes, which also includes a Ford Mustang Convertible. According to the release, activities and competitions are kept age appropriate. Girls younger than the age of 12 are not allowed to wear make-up, and there is no swimsuit competition. Emphasis is put on the importance of developing self-confidence, learning good sportsmanship, and goal-setting. Families interested in learning more about the program may visit Speers’ activities include gymnastics, soccer and figure skating.

‘World War Z’ author speaks at Waubonsee

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Author Max Brooks mingles with fan Sam Schroeder of Yorkville during an appearance at Waubonsee Community College’s Sugar Grove Campus on April 20. Brooks is the author of two critically acclaimed New York Times bestsellers – “The Zombie Survival Guide” and “World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War,” which has been made into a major motion picture to be released this summer. Brooks spoke as part of the Community Education Department’s special events series. The author discussed zombies and emergency preparedness before taking questions from the audience and signing copies of his books.

Wishing flood victims well With apologies to the true victims of the Flood of 2013, it may be said that my situation changed abruptly due to a major collection of fluid – in my lungs! Early thoughts turned to pneumonia, but in any case it was destination Delnor from where this is written on a Wednesday afternoon. My friends and family will affirm that I have a strong tendency to be hypercritical, but at this point in time I am well satisfied and appreciative of the care rendered in the last few days. Wait! As a retired health professional who wrote a doctoral dissertation on patient care advocacy and related communication issues, there’s no turning off my need to say a few things from that self-created soap box. Besides, it’s all pretty much good news and in the tradition of the dearly departed Roger Ebert, there are some thumbs up and thumbs down to report. First, three cheers for the paramedics. I always appreciate their capacity to keep a straight face no matter what crisis of my own doing arises. Thanks, gentlemen, for the swift ride. I think we all have an appreciation for those who are action-oriented, problem-solving, careful listeners who seem to value the relationship. Three cheers and two thumbs up to Dr. Shah, Kelly, Emily, Meredith, Kai, Steph, Kaeley, Amy, Renee and that friendly gal Lorrie for room service kept hot and served with a smile. Every system has those inside-the-box people who find comfort and satisfaction in traditions, policies and rituals. Some day I will tell the whole long story of how it took three days to get a trapeze. No, not for acrobatics but for leverage in moving the old paralyzed legs. Day after day I heard more than a dozen times, “We haven’t used one in years,” which

JOAN KNOWS Joan Arteberry soon twisted in to being MY problem. As I sit here beside the bed I look at the steel structure, constructed from many pieces, that would be a marvel to an ancient Egyptian hoping to hoist a heavy load (that would be me!). “You got YOUR trapeze,” I was told. Does that mean I get to keep it? Maybe there is a museum of leeches and other outworn artifacts somewhere in the basement? To be helpful to others who are challenged by a health care system – try some fresh remedies. For example, “emergency” does not mean “fast;” excellence is a goal, not a guarantee; and be wise to say good things because you never know when there might be a return visit. Thanks, again, for doing your best to meet my needs. I hope my sometimes grouchy mood did not override my solid satisfaction, and, now, I am off to be with my buddies at Pineview. I promise to concentrate on the fine things, such as the deer outside the window, the comradeship and the agenda to get back home on the range. Wow, I just saw some sunshine (it is noon on April 24). I am no longer in a grouchy mood, and starting to look ahead. How about you? P.S. Try not to order the strawberry shortcake, there’s only one slice, and it’s not even a complete strawberry.

• Joan Arteberry is a longtime resident of St. Charles. Her columns are featured in the Kane County Chronicle’s Neighbors section every other Friday. Write to her at

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GETTING AHEAD Geneva painter exhibiting at Spex Below are promotions and accomplishments recently announced by area professionals. Additional announcements and headshots can be emailed to Questions can be directed to the Kane County Chronicle features editor at 630-845-5233. Mark Kombrink has joined Mortgage Network Inc., an independent mortgage lender. Kombrink will be a part of the team serving the Kane County Tri-City area. He brings nearly 15 years of experience to Mortgage Network Inc. and specializes in helping customers evaluate their situation and determine what options are best for them. Kyle D. Welte of Engineering Enterprises Inc. in Sugar Grove is now a certified public infrastructure inspector. The purpose of the certification is to promote quality infrastructure throughout the community by advancing the knowledge and practice of construction inspection in order to benefit the community and public agencies. Stephen Thurlow, the fine arts chairman and band director of Marmion Academy in Aurora, was presented with the Fr. Alcuin Deck Distinguished Service Award on April 16 for the second semester of the 2012-13 academic year. Thurlow came to Marmion to take over the position as band director in 1983.

KANE COUNTY CHRONICLE GENEVA – Rhonda Gentry, a local abstract expressionist oil painter, was selected as the featured artist for an exhibit at the Spex, in Geneva, from now through May 30. According to the news release, Gentry is an experienced artist known for her use of vibrant colors to create abstract and expressionistic versions of subjects ranging from food to abstract inter-

pretations of spring. Gentry’s exhibition will feature floral, landscape and Napa Valley subjects. “I am excited to be able to exhibit my work again in Geneva, at Spex, a business that so actively supports that arts,” Gentry said in the release. Spex is located at 507 S. Third St. in Geneva. Gentry lives in Geneva. She is active in the Geneva art community and is an executive board member of the Greater Geneva Art Guild.

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8NEIGHBORS BRIEF Charles Burnidge Quilt Collection on display in May ELGIN – “The Retrospective Quilts Circa 1860 to 1990 – The Charles Burnidge Quilt Collection” gallery exhibition will take place May 4 and 5, at the Elgin Art Showcase, 164 Division St., 8th Floor, Elgin. The exhibition will feature quilt lectures by quilt historian and certified quilt appraiser Linda Honsberger at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. May 4.

Charles Burnidge will discuss the history of the quilt collection at 3 p.m. May 5. There will also be a photography gallery featuring the work of John R. Grady on display. The exhibition is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 4, and 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. May 5. The exhibit is free and open to the public, although young children are discouraged from attending due to the historic nature of the quilts. For more information, visit

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Mazda6 greets 2014 buyers with new look, more power It appears premature, but Mazda has the 2014 model of the Mazda6 at dealerships in the first quarter of 2013. The company is excited to get the Mazda6 to market because of its restyling inside and out, horsepower and economy of the front-wheel-drive, five-passenger midsize sedan. In front, a lip beneath the grille juts out but wraps around the headlamps with LED halo rings that blend into two swooping and creased fenders over the alloy wheels. With the blacking out of the B-Pillar, the sloping sedan takes on the look of a coupe. A lower air dam in front is flanked by two big inset fog lamps. A monochromatic color scheme (six from which to choose) is standard and includes door handles and the power rear-view mirrors. Horsepower has been upped from 170 to 184 in the four-cylinder, 2.5-liter, double overhead cam engine. In place of a five, the engine is mated to a six-speed manual transmission. For about $1,500 more, buyers can have a six-speed automatic. A basic Mazda6 i Sport model arrived for a week of test driving and it was priced at $20,880. It did not have an automatic transmission, a navigation system or 11-speaker Bose sound system, optional 19-inch wheels, satellite radio or leather seats. What the i Sport model does not have, the $30,000 Grand Touring model does. The i Sport did have 17-inch alloy wheels, a nifty stick shift, upgrade cloth seats and a six speaker sound system for AMFM radio, compact disc and MP3 players and a USB audio port. Leather covered the manual tilt and telescoping steering wheel. Since Mazda took the RX-8 out of production, this sedan serves as the sport model. According to factory personnel, the Mazda6 can accelerate from 0 to 60 miles per hour in 7.8 seconds, which might excite some but not many. The 11-inch disc brakes can return the 3,183-pound sedan

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HOROSCOPE By BERNICE BEDE OSOL Newspaper Enterprise Association TODAY – Although conditions may look promising, don’t make the mistake of thinking you can coast on circumstances. You’ll need to work hard to take advantage of the opportunities that come your way. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) – If an agreement you make is not constructed fairly, you will be forced to make some adjustments later, which will prove difficult. Make sure things are equitable from the get-go. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) – Before implementing a new program, be sure everyone involved understands exactly how it will work. It could quickly fail if people are working at cross-purposes. CANCER (June 21-July 22) – Don’t attempt to turn a serious meeting into a social event. Mixing business with pleasure in this instance would only end badly. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) – Procedures shouldn’t be altered if they have been producing good results. Changing things for change’s sake would only make things worse. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) – Focus and deep concentration are essential to your success. Whatever you do, don’t let your thoughts wander off what’s important. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) – If you have to deal with someone whose ideals and standards aren’t on par with yours, take things with a grain of salt. Check out their information before you act on it. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) – Guard against inclinations to do things the hard way. Remember, just because something comes easily doesn’t make it worthless. In fact, it could be quite valuable. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) – Even if you’re willing to do more for your friends than they’ve ever done for you, it doesn’t necessarily make them self-serving. Keep your expectations reasonable. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) – Evaluate your objectives as realistically as possible. If you don’t, you might strive to achieve something that turns out to be worthless. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) – A good friendship could be jeopardized if it becomes competitive instead of compatible. Don’t be the one to introduce such friction; instead be cooperative. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) – Examining your alternatives from every angle is the smart thing to do, but don’t overanalyze things to the point of paralysis. First thought, best thought. ARIES (March 21-April 19) – Don’t take offense if a colleague is paying a lot of attention to a relatively new acquaintance. Your pal is just trying to get to know him or her better.


Michael Bay attempts to return to ‘Bad Boys’ days with ‘Pain & Gain’ For Michael Bay, scaling back to make the dark crime comedy “Pain & Gain” was a smart move. For most of his career Bay has taken on the biggest of summer blockbusters centered on giant robots, islands full of clones and Armageddon itself. Yet his first film, the comparatively modest “Bad Boys” with Will Smith and Martin Lawrence, remains his best. “Pain & Gain” is a deliberate return to Bay’s roots (if a single movie qualifies as roots), with a reported budget of $25 million. That’s about one-tenth the cost of a Transformers movie. “Pain” is also a return to the same city as “Bad Boys,” with Mark Wahlberg and Dwayne Johnson leading a gang of Miami bodybuilders who turn to crime. All this is not to say that Bay has succeeded in making a good movie. “Pain” is still a bad movie. It’s just not the same bad movie Bay has been making for the last 15 years, and that has to count for something. The script, credited to Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely, is based on a true story so twisted and outlandish not even Bay could screw it up entirely. We get frequent glimpses of the stronger film this might have been if it hadn’t been sidetrack by Bay’s crass views and boorish humor. Wahlberg plays Daniel Lugo, an assistant manager at a Miami gym where steroid injections are regularly distributed in the lockerroom. “I believe in fitness,” Lugo declares at the outset, echoing the famous opening line from “The Godfather:” “I believe in America.” Along with Rocky and Scarface, “all those guys from ‘The Godfather,” count among Daniel’s heroes. Daniel is a firm subscriber to the American dream, so he can’t comprehend why his bank account doesn’t reflect his magnificent muscle mass. He worked hard to sculpt his physique, so he deserves to be rich. It’s within his rights to take wealth from someone less deserving. “Michael Corleone didn’t become the Godfather by folding towels,” Daniel reasons.

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WESTHOFF REVIEWS Jeffrey Westhoff Daniel sets his sights on one of his gym clients, Victor Kershaw (Tony Shalhoub), a scrawny millionaire who owns the Schlotzsky’s Deli franchise near the airport. (Schlotzsky’s Deli is a reminder the story takes place in the ’90s.) Daniel hatches a scheme to kidnap Kershaw, and he recruits two of his gym co-workers, Adrian Doorbal (Anthony Mackie) and Paul Doyle (Johnson). Doyle signs on even though he found Jesus during a prison stint and frequently states he doesn’t want to serve another term. After several botched attempts, a few involving Halloween ninja costumes, the trio do kidnap Kershaw and coerce him into signing over all his assets. Although the movie downplays the physical torture that the real victim (not named Victor Kershaw) suffered, the criminals eventually decide they would be safer if the man were dead. They soon learn they are even more incompetent murderers than they were kidnappers. Things spin out of control from there. Bay has described “Pain & Gain” as a character study, and it probably does come as a relief to him that these

characters get to say more than, “Run! Run! Run!” Johnson, who has surprising depths as an actor, gives a nuanced comic performance, and Wahlberg is a bit more manic than usual. Unfortunately, Bay’s idea of a character study is to have the characters constantly state their beliefs and goals, what they are going to do next and how they feel about what just happened. Bay hasn’t tamed his hyperkinetic camerawork and editing. But this time Bay occasionally uses his overamplified techniques for comic effect. When the story reaches one of its strangest and sickest developments, the image freezes and the subtitle, “This is still a true story,” appears. Shockingly enough, the overall narrative and many plot points indeed adhere to the facts. Some things have been simplified, which is the nature of any movie that squeezes several months of reality into two hours. Lugo and Doorbal are real people now sitting on Florida’s Death Row. Their gang had more than three members, though, and Johnson’s character is a composite of two of them. “Pain & Gain” offers evidence that Bay could find a real voice as a filmmaker to replace his megaphone, but massive budgets aren’t the only excesses he’ll have to shake.

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Eugene Delacroix (1798-1863), artist; Carol Burnett (1933), actress/ comedian; Jet Li (1963), actor; Kevin James (1965), actor/comedian; Tom Welling (1977), actor; Channing Tatum (1980), actor.

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Young wife wants do-over on teen years Parents take side Dear Abby: “Jake” and I have been married more than 20 years. I married before I was 18, and I’m not even 40 yet. Jake is seven years my senior. We have had our ups and downs, and although the last five years have been fine, I want more out of life than sitting home watching TV or hanging out with him. We have two children. One is away at college and the other starting high school. When I talk to my husband about wanting to do things, he says I should have done them when I was younger. But I married him before I was even an adult! Is it wrong to want to go out and do things I never got to do when I was a teenager? It makes me question whether or not I want to be married to him anymore. I still love him, but I have changed. Jake insists we don’t need counseling and I just need to get over it and accept that this is my life. What if I don’t want to regret what I have never had a chance to do? – Wants More Out West

DEAR ABBY Jeanne Phillips Dear Wants More: I’m sorry, but you can’t relive your lost teenage years. I wish you had been more specific about what it is you want to do. If it’s go out and have some fun, perhaps some of your girlfriends would like to go with you. Instead of sitting home, you and Jake could socialize with other couples. If you’re into sports, why not join a women’s sports team? If you’re not, how about a book club? You don’t have to sit around and vegetate. Dear Abby: I have two daughters, 11 and 14. They fight over many things, but what gets to me is the way they fight over what television shows to watch. My younger daughter has nightmares if she watches even mildly dramatic cop/lawyer-type shows. However, my older daughter loves them. At home, I’d have one kid

watch TV in one room and the other in the other room. However, when they’re at the sitter’s house, which has only one TV, they call me at work and fight over the phone over who watches what. They both accuse me of favoring the other. How do I deal with this fairly without upsetting them? And how do I keep my younger daughter from having nightmares? – Doing My Best In Kentucky Dear Doing: Because your younger daughter has nightmares after viewing shows that create anxiety, she shouldn’t be forced to do it. When they are at their sitter’s, they should alternate days when each has control of the remote control. When your older girl has it, the younger one should be encouraged to read a book of her choosing or listen to music. When the younger one gets to do the choosing, the older one should do the same. • Write Dear Abby at www.

Precautions help bikers avoid erectile dysfunction Dear Doctor K: I’m an avid biker. But could my biking lead to erectile dysfunction? Dear Reader: Biking is an excellent form of exercise. But occasionally, if men who bicycle many hours each week are not careful, it can lead to temporary erectile dysfunction. Your question caused me to review articles on this topic that have been published in medical journals. It appears that there are no studies large enough to give us a good idea of just how often bicyclists develop this condition. The risk appears to be highest for men who cycle more than three hours a week. I can’t find any published research study to support my speculation, but I’ll bet the risk is lower in using stationary bikes than in riding outdoors: The bumps in the road get transmitted through the bike seat. One recent study compared 142 men in a bicycle club to 83 men who did not ride bicycles and found no difference in the rate of erectile dysfunction. This does not mean that frequent riding cannot cause sexual problems, but it probably means that it doesn’t happen

ASK DOCTOR K Anthony L. Komaroff very often. The reason avid bikers sometimes get erectile dysfunction (ED) is that the seat puts pressure on the perineum. That’s the area between the genitals and anus that contains the nerves and arteries that run into the penis. A narrow bicycle seat places pressure on the perineum, compressing crucial nerves and arteries. This pressure can harm nerves and temporarily hinder blood flow, causing tingling or numbness in the penis and, eventually, ED. Taking a few simple precautions when biking can help prevent sexual dysfunction: • Get a wide, well-padded bicycle seat to absorb the impact of the ride. A gel-filled seat is a good choice. Narrow seats place the most pressure on the perineum. • Position the seat so that it puts minimal pressure on the perineum. Make sure the seat is not so high that your legs are

fully extended at the bottom of your pedal stroke. Don’t tilt the seat up. • Raise the handlebars so that you’re sitting relatively upright. This will shift the pressure to your buttocks. They can handle the pressure much better than your perineum can – they’re better cushioned. • For extra protection, consider wearing padded biking pants. If you feel tingling or numbness in your penis, stop riding for a week or two. These are warning signs that your biking could lead to erectile problems. Even if you don’t feel any warning symptoms, it’s a good idea to change your position and take breaks during long rides. Perhaps the best advice is to make biking one part of a balanced fitness program. Alternate riding with walking, jogging or swimming. Climb off your stationary bike and get on a treadmill, elliptical trainer or stair climber.

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

of younger daughter Dr. Wallace: I’m 16 and have, unfortunately (only kidding), a 13-year-old sister who never agrees with me on anything. I want to watch Channel 2, and she wants Channel 7; I want ice cream for dessert, and she wants cake. Whenever we wind up in an argument, my mom takes my sister’s side. It always goes like this: “Jordan, you should be ashamed of yourself for fighting with your sister. You are three years older and should have more sense.” This means all that my sister has to do is raise her voice, and she gets her way. Last night was the last straw. A friend and I were watching an Indiana University basketball game. With about 10 minutes to go in a close game, she decided it was her turn to watch television, so she came into the room and turned the channel with the score tied. Of course, I blew a gasket, and we started arguing. Since my parents were entertaining guests, they immediately came into the room and took my sister’s side and made my friend and me go to my room, where we had to listen to the rest of the game on the radio. This kind of treatment is getting old. Is it possible to find a solution? – Big Brother, Michigan City, Ind. Dear Big Brother: There’s always a solution, and the first step is to wise up and quit doing what clearly doesn’t work – in your case, going head-to-head with your sister in a disagreement and expecting Mom and Dad to take your side. Right now, you’re batting zero. In other words, stop feeling so righteously indignant, and start looking for a way to improve the family dynamics.

’TWEEN 12 & 20 Robert Wallace You’re three years older than your sister, and you SHOULD be three years wiser! This means getting a handle on your emotions. Since you never win an argument with sis, find a way to stop arguing with her. My suggestion is that you present a “peace proposal” to the rest of the family, which would allow your sister to have her way on all disagreements during the first week and let you have things your way during week two. Continue alternating weeks with no squabbling allowed. This plan, or some variation, is worth a try. Dr. Wallace: No lectures, just answers! I’ve started a sexual relationship with my boyfriend. It is imperative that I not become pregnant. My boyfriend uses a condom, but the 95 percent effectiveness rate isn’t good enough for me. My girlfriend was on birth control pills, which were prescribed by her doctor. Would it be possible for me to use her pills? She broke up with her boyfriend, so she won’t be using them any more. – Nameless, Goshen, Ind. Dear Nameless: No. Birth control pills are not all the same. If you want to get on the pill, make an appointment with your own doctor, who will give you a proper prescription. • Dr. Robert Wallace welcomes questions from readers. Although he is unable to reply to all of them individually, he will answer as many as possible in this column. Email him at rwallace@



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Robert Benchley, a humorist who died in 1945, said: “If you think that you have caught a cold, call in a good doctor. Call in three good doctors and play bridge.” Or if your pet is ill, call in three vets who are good bridge players. Have a look at the North hand in today’s diagram. It has the same distribution as yesterday’s, 3-1-5-4, and the uncontested auction starts the same way: one diamond – one spade. Yesterday, North rebid two spades. But today’s hand has more points, 16 instead of 13; what difference does that make? With the extra high-card points, North needs to bid more strongly, but he lacks the fourth trump for a jump to three spades. Instead, he hopes to bid three times by rebidding two clubs. Here, South will rebid two diamonds, showing only 6-9 points, fewer than six spades, and a preference for diamonds over clubs. Now North continues with two spades. First, this says that despite South’s hand being so weak, game is still possible. (If it were not, North would have to pass out two diamonds.) So, North is showing some 16 or 17 high-card points and probably this hand distribution. Then South has enough to jump to four spades. If West were clever, he would lead the spade jack. But let’s assume he chooses the heart king. Declarer wins with his ace, ruffs a heart, plays a diamond to his ace, trumps his last heart, and continues with the spade king. East wins and returns his second diamond, but South takes the trick with dummy’s king, discards his last diamond on the third club, and loses only two more spade tricks.

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On 4/21/13, 3 bags left in parking lot at Geneva Commons right outside of DSW / Homegoods area. One big H&M bag with other bags inside as well as personal items. REWARD. Please contact Tyler at 540-735-5664 or return to Homegoods at Geneva Commons. Thank you!

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ANNUAL TOWN of CORTLAND GARAGE SALES/ CRAFT & VENDOR SHOW MAY 3 & 4 Most sales 8-5, Maps avail on Facebook link 5/2 7pm or Fri 6:30am at map stations. Follow yellow map signs on Somonauk. Enjoy coffee/donuts at map stations. Kids games/prizes. Food available throughout town. Details and items added daily! Don't miss a single sale & make offers! We already have lots tools, furniture & sets, tools, kitchenware, home décor, electronics, antiques, collectibles, sm/lrg appl, exer equp, computer supplies everything for a child, in-home business sales, clothing - all sizes, sports gear, craft & teacher supplies, books, 14 crafters & vendors, LOTS OF MISC. Papers & online listing will have more details to come. Questions or to have a sale, call Donna 815-756-4851 or 815-761-7054



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DOWNTOWN GENEVA ESTATE SALE #1 Simblissity Estate Sale April 26-27 9-4pm Motorcycle, canoe, housewares, children's bikes and toys, golf clubs, tools and garden equip., fine art, furniture ST CHARLES ANTIQUES AND COLLECTIBLES 1905 Pleasant Ave Friday and Saturday 8 AM to 3 PM Antique furniture, beautiful barrel top desk with china cabinet top, sideboard, caned rocker, caned seat chairs and 2 tables.10 tables of items including glassware (some vintage and collectible). Get prepared with lots of Saint Pat's Easter, Halloween and Christmas decorations. Plenty of crafting supplies.

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BATAVIA MOVING SALE 1125 Challenge Dr. Thurs-Sat 4/25-4/27 8a-3p Sofa, Love Seat, Maple End Table, Roll-top Computer Desk, Women's + sizes, shoes, Men's clothes, bookcases, car top carrier 20 years of stuff all priced to go

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BATAVIA FRI & SAT APRIL 26 & 27 8AM - 3PM 1001 TWIN ELMS LN. Off of Deerpath & Maine Contents from large beautiful 4 bedroom home; Furniture, TV's,lamps, mirrors, art work, artificial plants, home/holiday décor, crafts, yarn, books, teen & adult clothing, prom dresses, coats & Much More! Check us out online

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Fox Creek Subdivision Thu 4/25 - Sat 4/27 8am-5pm New and Gently Used: Furniture, Bikes, Baby Items, Sporting Goods, Children's Clothes & Shoes, Adult Clothes & Shoes, Antiques, Jewelry, Music, Games, Toys, Books, Holiday Decorations, Housewares & More!

in North Mill Creek Subdivision Randall to Keslinger, west to 39W215 & 39W205 Bartelt Rd. THURS., FRI. & SAT. Exercise Equip, Universal Weight Machine, TV, Handycam, Playstation, Gameboy, Electronics, Lighting, Printer, Movie Projector, End Table, Rocker, Desk, Waterford Lamp, Framed Art, , Rug 8*12, Coach, Vera Bradley, Brighton, Clothes, Am Girl Dolls, Bike,Toys, Sports, DVD's, Books, Longaberger, Breast Pump

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GENEVA SALE FRI & SAT APRIL 26 & 27 8AM - 4PM 969 PEBBLEBEACH CT. Fargo to Keim Circle to home Furniture, couch & wingback chairs, rockers, vintage patio set, custom bedding & window RX's, pictures, books, light fixt, Americana/glassware, crocks, tinware, clothing..DOWNSIZING


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ST CHARLES FOX MILL COMMUNITY GARAGE SALE FOX MILL COMMUNITY St. Charles Entrance 4 miles west of Randall Road on Rt. 64 & Fox Mill Blvd. and 4 entrances off La Fox Rd. between Rt. 64 & 38. Fri April 26, 9am - 4pm Sat April 27, 8 am -4pm


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Digital Camera: made exclusively for nature photography, new in box Mower ~ Craftsman was $249 now $110 5HP, 20” push mulching mower Excellent condition, $35. 630-443-6971 630-879-3192

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9 ft, all weather poly, brown & white weave, excellent condition! $40. 630-677-1477

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CATS - ADOPTION Bonded pair of tuxedo cats available for adoption due to death of their owner. Omar and Lucy, are inside only cats. Call for interview: 630-750-8333 Follow Kane County Chronicle on Twitter @kcchronicle

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Avon Days of the Week Bear Collection, Monday & Wednesday New in Boxes $10 for both 630-464-7049 Silver Glen to Brookhaven St.Charles Navajo rug, furniture, computer Hummel Crystal Trinket Box by desk & chair, housewares, Rock- Avon Still in Box. Never Displayed. well Christmas Village, Southern Like New $425. 630-464-7049. Living, Misc., Select Comfort King St. Charles Numbers Bed and more! TEAPOTS - Telltale Hand Painted Teapots. Biddy Brophy's Grocery Store. Still in Box #33341 $25 LEATHER JACKET - Ladies Harley 630-464-7049 St. Charles Davidson. New without tags. Size XL. Received jacket as a gift and STORAGE CABINET from IKEA have never worn it. $269 obo. 5 plastic drawers. $55. BOOKCASE ~ HANDCRAFTED 630-518-5595 630-232-1982 2005 Cadillac SRX. Fully loaded; Large, oak with a sewing center. “Cherry” inside & out; “Grandpa” Vintage Watches – Elgin, MUST SEE! $395. driven; Garage kept; 35K mi; Bulova,Benrus, Walthan, Wyler 630-406-6783 $16,500. Call 630-584-8060 10KGF – Some Windup – Some DRUM SET Mapex 7 piece. Good MEDIA CONSOLE Need New Battery – Negotiable condition. $199. 630-443-0732 Crate Barrel, color Espresso, $200 630-587-6620 48x19x20, $100/obo. Full Starter Kit Drumset 630-677-1477 includes: 5 drums & 2 cymbals TV CABINET/ARMOIRE $300.00 obo Dryer. Maytag. Gas. White. French Provincial by Tom Price. For details call or text Great condition. $299. 22”x42”x82”, very good condition. 402-305-8488 630-973-3528 Originally $2400, asking $299. 630-587-8388 RADIO / PHONO CONSOLE Vintage 40's, great condition $295. 2000 John Deere LA 145 Lawn 630-406-6783 tractor, 48” cut, under 100 hours, Vintage Zenith 40's Radio/Phono excellent condition, w/utility trailer Console, great condition $295. $1350 cash only 630-801-1202 630-406-6783 Between 12noon-6pm if no answer, leave message Find. Buy. Sell. All in one place... HERE! Get Bears news Everyday in on Twitter by following Kane County Chronicle Classified @bears_insider


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COUNTRY VIEW APARTMENTS ST. CHARLES 2BR,1.5BA 1 & 2 bd apts available. $550A/C, W/D, all appl, basement, $625 Clean Quiet country setting, large deck, garage. No pets/ close to downtown Genoa. Lots of No smoking. $1250/mo. Avail 6/1 updates. Call 815-784-4606 630-232-2054 ~ 630-567-2054

2001 Class A Fleetwood Southwind 36 ft Class A RV— Great condition 49,400 miles, fuel type gas, Ford super duty chassis, Ford Triton V10 gas engine, 4pt leveling, 5.5 generator, 2 roof A/C, 2 slideouts, lthr seats, Queen bed, 10.8 cubic ft 2-door refrigerator/freezer, 3 burner stove top w/Magic Chef oven, Convection micro, patio awning, tow hitch. $38,000 Call Jim Peterson 815-758-1845

DIRT BIKES 2008 Kawasaki KLX 140 $1400, 2006 Kawasaki KLX 125 $1100, 2007 Shoreline 3 bike trailer $800. All 3 for $2600. 815-756-1509




Geneva Great Location! 2BR, 2 bath, appliances, W/D, no pets/smoking, 2 car garage. $1600/mo + sec, available now. 630-845-8566

2 BDRM ~ 2 BATH $1020 - $1030

630-232-7226 St. Charles - Newly Renovated



GENEVA: Large 2 bdrm,1 bath, c/a, cable ready, pool, parking, free heat, gas & water. Starting at $875. 630-208-8503.

Fireplace, heat, gas, water incl. A/C, D/W, disposal, microwave, blinds, patios, clubhouse, pool. Garages available, small pets OK.



ELBURN 2BR CONDO STYLE St. Charles Hunt Club: 2BR, 2BA, Appliances, W/D, A/C, extra storage. all appl., A/C, heated garage, No pets, $875/mo, utilities incl. secure building, avail 6/1, no pets 815-375-0132 $1200+sec. 630-584-0768 Geneva West. 2BR, all appls. Garage. Lease+sec. No pets. $825/mo. Sandwich. Spacious 3BR, 2.5BA, 630-232-4963 2 car garage. Full bsmnt. Large Geneva ~ 2BR. Walk to train fenced yard. Close to town. Fireplace, sunroom, W/D No pets. Avail now. $1200/mo. 815-519-9585 $1100/mo. 630-640-9688

1BR $650 and 2BR $850. NO PETS! 630-841-0590


ST. CHARLES Off/Ware Space 1,568sf - 19,000sf. Docks/Drive-Ins Aggressive Move-In Package 630-355-8094

Lrg 1BR $769, Lrg 2BR from $829/mo. Incl heat, water, cooking gas, Appliances & laundry. St. Charles $$ 2020 Dean St. $$ Have a photo you'd like to share? 630-584-1685 SteD2-E Over 2000 sq ft. Upload it to our $279,000. Your Choic R. E. online photo album at Services. Marie 630-567-3300 All NIU Sports... All The Time



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BATAVIA 1 BR starting at $800-$840 2 BR starting at $980-$1000 3 BR TH starting at $1275

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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 commenced 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

y, cerning the business known as SHINY THINGS located 746 HOUS- Dated: April 23, 2013. TON DRIVE, CARPENTERSVILLE, IL /s/ John A. Cunningham 60110 which certificate sets forth Kane County Clerk the following changes in the operation thereof: I, Stephannie Phillips, do certify (Published in the Kane County that I have a financial interest in the Chronicle, April 26, MAY 3, 10, business being conducted and 2013.) transacted in Kane County, Illinois PUBLIC NOTICE under the above named business and that the address of such busiASSUMED NAME ness will be: 15N325 CAMPFLINT DRIVE, EAST DUNDEE, IL 60118. PUBLICATION NOTICE Dated: April 12, 2013. /s/ John A. Cunningham Kane County Clerk (Published in the Kane County Chronicle, April 26, MAY 3, 10, 2013.)


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 Public Notice is hereby given that on April 16, 2013 a certificate (Published in the Kane County was filed in the office of the County Chronicle, April 12, 19 & 26, Clerk of Kane County, Illinois, set- 2013.) ting forth the names and addresses of all persons owning, conducting PUBLIC NOTICE and transacting the business known as The NoFad Weight Loss ASSUMED NAME Program, located at 793 Tipperary PUBLICATION NOTICE St., Gilberts, IL 60136. Public Notice is hereby given Dated: April 10, 2013. that on April 10, 2013 a certificate was filed in the office of the County /s/ John A. Cunningham Clerk of Kane County, Illinois, setKane County Clerk ting forth the names and addresses of all persons owning, conducting (Published in the Kane County and transacting the business Chronicle, April 19, 26, May 3, known as SILENT MEADOWS lo2013.) cated at 613 Haversham Avenue, Elgin, IL 60124.


Dated: April 10, 2013. /s/ John A. Cunningham Kane County Clerk

Public Notice is hereby given (Published in the Kane County that on April 23, 2013 a certificate (Published in the Kane County was filed in the office of the County Chronicle, April 12, 19 & 26, Chronicle, April 12, 19 & 26, Clerk of Kane County, Illinois, set- 2013.) 2013.) ting forth the names and addresses NEIGHBORS of all persons owniing, conducting is news by readers, and transacting the business for readers, about readers. PUBLIC NOTICE known as WILLOW TREE RIDGE Have news to share? located at 5N185 FOX WILDS CT., Send it to: IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE SIXTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT ST. CHARLES, IL 60175. KANE COUNTY, ILLINOIS

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