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FINDING RELIGION SOME SWITCH FROM THE FAITH THEY KNEW AS CHILDREN. PAGE 7 Sandy Bressner – sbressner@shawmedia.com

Corinne DeVault, 17, joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Geneva. She chose the church at age 13.

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Chili bests gumbo at cooking event EDITOR’S NOTEBOOK Kathy Gresey I won. OK. I didn’t officially win, but I did get more votes than Joe Grace did in this year’s 30 Men vs. 30 Women Who Cook competition, which took place April 19 at the Kane County Fairgrounds in St. Charles. Two weeks ago in this column, Joe – the former editor of the Kane County Chronicle – and I threw around some fightin’ words as we debated whether his Going for Gusto Gumbo or my Fat Pete’s Chili would receive more “votes” (monetary donations) during the 30 Men vs. 30 Women Who Cook event. Hosted by the Geneva Chamber of Commerce, the competition benefits the Geneva History Center, Geneva Lions Club and Rotary Club of Geneva. Although I never got the exact number of dollars I collected, the amount was definitely more than what Joe was able to amass. He conceded defeat to me shortly before the event concluded. But we had fun, and it was all for a good cause – that’s what is important. The following is a list of who actually took home

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Kane County Chronicle editor Kathy Gresey dishes up Fat Pete’s Chili – a dish she learned to make from her dad, Pete – during the 30 Men vs. 30 Women Who Cook fundraiser at the Kane County Fairgrounds in St. Charles. awards at the cooking event: Dave Press of The Little Traveler won best side for his Asian Slaw; Rick Romano of Morgan Stanley won best appetizer for his Salmon Dip; Nick Ninedorf of Edward Jones won best entrée for his Smoked Beef Brisket; and Tami Miller of Charles Miller Lawn and Snow won best dessert for her Snow Balls. In addition, the Best of Show Award went to Matthew

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Hart of Hart Chiropractic. Congratulations to those who took home awards, and thanks to everyone who supported the event. ••• In other food-related news, the 2013 Kane County Dining Guide will be inserted into Tuesday’s Chronicle. The guide includes a direc-

tory of local restaurants and a collection of our Mystery Diner reviews. It’s a great way to learn more about restaurants in Kane County.

• Kathy Gresey is editor of the Kane County Chronicle. Contact her at kgresey@ shawmedia.com or 630-8455368.

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Where did you grow up? Elgin Pets? A Scottish terrier named Frankie Who would play you in the movie of your life? Emma Stone First job? A cashier at J.C. Penney As a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up? A veterinarian. I became the cupcake lady instead. My company is Sweet Dreams Cupcake, and it’s inside Sweet Natalie’s. A movie you’d recommend? The Iron Man movies. Favorite charity? American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life Do you speak another language? German Favorite local restaurant? The Filling Station in St. Charles What is an interesting factoid about yourself? I did paddle boarding on Lake Ontario in Toronto.

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VFW Loyalty Day Parade set in Batavia WHAT: The annual Batavia VFW Loyalty Day Parade is set. This year’s theme is “The VFW Tree of Life,” dedicated to the various branches of the military. WHEN: 1:30 p.m. May 5 WHERE: The parade route starts at Raddant Road and Wilson Street and follows Wilson west to Route 25. From there, the parade travels south to the VFW post. INFO: Visit www.bataviavfw.org/loyaltyday. htm.

Guest bartender night at McNally’s WHAT: CASA Kane County will host a guest bartender night fundraiser at McNally’s Irish Pub. Guest bartenders are St. Charles Mayor Don DeWitte and Kevin O’Donnell from O’Donnell Commercial Real Estate. The event includes a 50/50 raffle and other raffle prizes. All proceeds benefit CASA Kane County, a nonprofit, volunteer organization that advocates for the best interests of abused and neglected children within the juvenile court system.

WHEN: 6 to 9 p.m. Monday WHERE: McNally’s Irish Pub, 109 W. Main St., St. Charles INFO: Contact Lori Hewitt at lorigh@casakanecounty.org or 630-444-3107.

Salad luncheon at North Aurora church WHAT: Union Congregational Church will be having its annual Spring Salad Luncheon. WHEN: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday WHERE: The church, 405 W. State St., North Aurora COST: This is an all-you-can-eat luncheon with beverage and dessert included for $6. Tickets will be available at the door. INFO: Call the church office at 630-897-0013.

Fabyan Villa Museum, Japanese Garden to open WHAT: The Fabyan Villa Museum and Japanese Garden will open to the public. WHEN: Opening is 1 p.m. Wednesday. The garden will be open 1 to 4:30 p.m. Sundays and from 1 to 4 p.m. Wednesdays. The museum will open for guided public tours on

Wednesdays and weekends. Both sites will be open 1 to 4 p.m. Thursdays from June to August. WHERE: Both sites are in the Fabyan West Forest Preserve on Route 31, north of Fabyan Parkway in Geneva. COST: A donation per person of $1 for the garden and $2 for the museum is appreciated. INFO: Call 630-377-6424 or visit www.ppfv. org.

Pancake breakfast in Campton Hills WHAT: The Fox River and Countryside Fire/ Rescue District has planned its annual pancake breakfast. The menu includes pancakes, sausage, juice, milk and coffee. Cooking is provided by Boy Scout Troop 7 of Elburn. Fire station tours are available. Vintage and current fire equipment will be on display. WHEN: 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sunday WHERE: At its fire station, 40W361 Route 64, Campton Hills COST: Donations will be accepted. INFO: Call 630-5845700.

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Have you ever switched to a different religion?

In your family, who regularly attends religious services? The entire family (34%) Adults attend, but children do not (3%) Children attend, but adults do not (2%) Grandparents attend, but others do not (7%) We do not regularly attend religious services (54%)

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Sarah Stein, 23, was working at Sweet Natalie’s in downtown Geneva when she answered 10 questions for the Kane County Chronicle’s Brenda Schory.

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Drill goes off without a hitch in Geneva On the Web

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To view a video of Friday’s volunteers being made to look like accident victims in a drill, visit this story at www.kcchronicle.com.

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Geneva School District 304 faculty members participate in a full-scale emergency drill Friday afternoon at Geneva Middle School South. News reporters, photographers and official observers from various agencies were confined to a small area near the track and not allowed inside the school where actual rescue simulation was occurring. Media members were not allowed near the evacuated or simulated injured staff or in the school where rescue and extrication was to be carried out. Officials said restricting media from inside the school, hospital and church was for logistical and safety concerns. Media were allowed inside the school when the makeup for simulated injuries was being applied to participants in the hour before the drill com-

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GENEVA – A fireball and huge puff of dark smoke kicked off an emergency response drill Friday afternoon at Geneva Middle School South. Hundreds of Geneva School District 304 staff and administrators participated in the drill, following a scenario that included the explosion of a boiler because of equipment failure during first-period classes at the middle school. Responders were not told what the emergency was so they would not know what to expect, in an effort to achieve something close to a true measure of readiness, officials said. The drill scenario included a partial building collapse that required extrication for trapped students and staff, triage for five seriously injured who were taken to Delnor Hospital and an additional 20 who were taken by bus for treatment of minor injuries. Uninjured staff members were taken by bus to nearby First Baptist Church of Geneva. Officials announced the drill earlier this week so neighbors and passers-by would not be alarmed by noise, smoke or sirens. But once the drill began, the only noise was the boom of the controlled explosion some distance from the school. Its smoke passed in a two-second puff, and no screaming could be heard. None of the emergency vehicles that responded to the simulated emergency – ambulance, firetruck or police – had activated sirens.

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menced. A security staff member who stopped a reporter from talking to drill participants at the church said in a real emergency, officials would not allow media in, so media would not be allowed in during

a drill. None of the officials who were observing the drill could comment. In all, more than 600 of the district’s staff portrayed building staff, students, parents and part of the reunification

team that reunited injured students with their parents at the church, officials said in a release. No students participated in the drill, as all left before it started because of an early dismissal, officials said. Other than the school district, agencies involved included the Geneva police and fire departments, Geneva Park District, Kane County Emergency Management, Kane County Sheriff’s Office, Elburn and Countryside Fire Protection District, First Baptist Church of Geneva, Mid-Valley Special Education Cooperative, TriCom Emergency Dispatch and Delnor Hospital. The drill was funded by a $375,000 federal Readiness and Emergency Management for Schools grant and took about 2½ years to coordinate and organize, officials said.


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64/42 McHenry Statistics through 4 p.m. yesterday Belvidere 64/42 Temperatures Waukegan 65/44 63/40 High/low ....................................... 66°/34° Normal high ......................................... 64° Rockford Crystal Lake Deerfield Record high .............................. 92° (1986) Algonquin 65/44 64/44 65/45 67/42 Normal low .......................................... 44° Hampshire Record low ............................... 30° (1980) Schaumburg 64/43 Elgin 66/44 Peak wind .............................. S at 22 mph 67/44 DeKalb Precipitation 64/44 Tri-Cities Chicago 24 hours through 4 p.m. yest. ........... 0.00” 64/44 66/47 Month to date ................................... 7.47” Normal month to date ....................... 3.09” Oak Park Year to date .................................... 15.05” 66/48 Aurora Normal year to date .......................... 8.86” Dixon 64/41

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City Arlington Hts Aurora Deerfield Des Plaines Elgin Gary Hammond Janesville

Today Hi Lo W 67 46 c 66 42 c 65 45 c 67 46 c 67 44 c 67 47 c 64 51 sh 66 43 pc

Sunday Hi Lo W 68 50 pc 68 48 pc 66 49 pc 68 49 pc 69 47 pc 66 48 pc 70 48 pc 71 50 pc

Today Hi Lo W 64 47 sh 61 41 pc 64 47 sh 65 46 c 67 46 c 67 43 c 67 47 c 63 40 c

City Kankakee Kenosha La Salle Morris Munster Naperville Tinley Park Waukegan

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

Pollen Count Data as of Friday

Fld: flood stage. Prs: stage in feet at 7 a.m Friday. Chg: change in previous 24 hours. Station Fld Prs Chg Station Fld Prs Chg Algonquin................. 3....... 3.73...... -0.12 Montgomery........... 13..... 13.60...... -0.09 Burlington, WI ........ 11..... 10.55...... -0.29 New Munster, WI .... 19..... 12.77...... -0.28 Dayton ................... 12..... 12.05...... -0.34 Princeton .............. 9.5....... 9.13..... +0.12 McHenry .................. 4....... 7.11...... -0.19 Waukesha ................ 6....... 4.66...... -0.23

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FAITHFUL KANE COUNTY

Religion on the big stage STC Township locale part of more than 1,600 megachurches nationwide By ASHLEY RHODEBECK arhodebeck@shawmedia.com

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T. CHARLES – Christ Community Church’s weekly services draw thousands of people to its sprawling St. Charles Township campus, numbers that attest to its mission of connecting people to God who don’t have a relationship with God, senior pastor Jim Nicodem said. “We exist for the people who don’t yet come,” he said. Started in 1984 with six families, Christ Community Church has grown to four campuses in multiple counties, the biggest of which is in St. Charles Township. The 100,000-square-foot facility includes a 2,000-seat auditorium, bookstore, a teen area with its own auditorium, a children’s section with classrooms, a climbing wall and theater. No question, it’s a megachurch. According to the Hartford Institute for Religion Research, Christ Community Church is one of 55 megachurches in Illinois. By the institute’s count, there are more than 1,600 megachurches nationwide and at least one in every state except Delaware, Maine, Rhode Island and Vermont. The term megachurch usually refers to any Protestant congregation with a sustained average weekly attendance of at least 2,000 people, according to the Hartford Institute. But size isn’t the only defining characteristic. The Hartford Institute named other traits common among megachurches, including strong charismatic senior ministers and many associate pastors; a large staff; a robust congregational identity that empowers hundreds to thousands of weekly volunteers; an identity that draws people from a very large area; various programs and ministries

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Attendees listen during a Sunday service at Christ Community Church in St. Charles. The church has grown to four campuses in multiple counties and has an average weekly attendance of 3,800 to 4,000 people.

CLOSER LOOK The Kane County Chronicle is taking a closer look at the role of religion in Kane County. This is part three 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. FRIDAY • A look at how churches involve youth. TODAY • 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.

organized and maintained by members; daily activities at the church; high levels of

commitment and giving by members; contemporary worship; state-of-the-art sound

and projection systems; auxiliary support systems, such as bookstores and coffee shops; and campuses of 30 to 100 acres. Nicodem didn’t know Christ Community Church would expand to what it is today, but he knew it was “scratching where people itch,” he said, adding it began with a goal to be creative and contemporary. While the church is casual, Nicodem said, that doesn’t mean it lacks reverence. “People assume we must feed them cotton candy spirituality,” he said. Rather, he said, the church constantly challenges its at-

tendees to grow and is big on teaching the Bible and its relevance to daily life. “They get hooked on the Bible,” Nicodem said. Because Christ Community Church is so big – average weekly attendance is 3,800 to 4,000 people – Nicodem said it is more about building a community. It offers more than 400 small groups and several service opportunities, including six international ministries, Nicodem said. That, he said, is what’s nice about being a bigger church: It can offer many programs that smaller churches cannot.


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By ASHLEY RHODEBECK arhodebeck@shawmedia.com

Corinne DeVault, on joining the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at age 13

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Corinne DeVault, 17, joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Geneva when she was 13. the heart, and more importantly, of the heart and the soul, Jones said. He said it’s about answering this question: “Is this the church [and] community I really want to be part of?” That’s a question 17-year-old Corinne DeVault didn’t take lightly when she decided to join the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at age 13. In addition to attending Methodist worship services with her father as a kid, DeVault said she had been going to the LDS church with her mother, who already was a member. The St. Charles teen noted her father didn’t want her to get baptized in the LDS church, which traditionally happens at age 8. Her decision to formally join the LDS church was about 18 months in the making and culminated at a camp for girls during a testimony meeting, which lets the girls say what they believe in front of the group, she said. “I was saying what I believe, and that’s when I realized I wanted to join the church,” DeVault said. Because she had been attending church with her mother, DeVault said she didn’t have to attend classes in preparation for baptism, but she did talk with the bishop about her commitment. She said it helped that she was older than the traditional baptism age. “I feel like I’m really commit-

ted to it because it was definitely my choice,” DeVault said. “I really know for myself that what I did was for me and not for someone else.” Koch attended a lot of different churches before joining the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, he said. His initial set of questions expanded, and he got a lot of trite and unsatisfying responses during the process. The LDS church answered his questions, he said. He said his parents, who remained Protestant, were supportive of his decision. “They raised me with the best they understood,” Koch said. “I was able to build on that foundation.” Some churches, including The Well in Geneva and Christ Community Church in St. Charles Township, say they appeal to the “unchurched” – those who don’t have a religious background, don’t feel connected to their childhood faith or haven’t gone to church in a while. “We’re definitely a church that is for the unchurched or de-churched,” said Jerry Shaffer, lead pastor at The Well. He encouraged people not to give up on their faith after a bad experience. He suggested finding a new church to attend, noting there are a lot of great churches in the Tri-Cities. “Sometimes, it’s about finding a good fit for your faith,” Shaffer said. “Don’t give up on that process.”

The Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life conducted an analysis that tested a common perception that those who switch religions are fervent about their new faith. • 69 percent of converts – people who are affiliated with a religion and who were raised in a different religion or in no religion – say religion is important to them, compared with 62 percent of nonconverts. • 51 percent of converts attend worship services at least once a week, compared with 44 percent of nonconverts. • 82 percent of converts believe in God with absolute certainty, compared with 77 percent of nonconverts. • 70 percent of converts pray every day, compared with 62 percent of nonconverts. • 29 percent of converts say they share their views on God with others at least once a week, compared with 20 percent of nonconverts. • 27 percent of converts say theirs is the one true faith, compared with 22 percent of nonconverts. Percentage of people unaffiliated with a religion, describing their religion as “atheist,” “agnostic” or “nothing in particular.” • 25 percent – Adults younger than 30 • 19 percent – Adults in their 30s • 15 percent – Adults in their 40s • 14 percent – Adults in their 50s • 10 percent – Adults in their 60s • 8 percent – Adults 70 and older • Nearly 20 percent of men and 13 percent of women say they have no formal religious affiliation. • About 37 percent of married people have a spouse with a different religious affiliation.

Source: The Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life

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Dana Koch grew up in a Protestant Wisconsin family, but as he got older, he had spiritual questions his childhood faith couldn’t clearly answer. Where did I come from before this life? Why am I here? What is my purpose? Where am I going after this life? “For me, having answers to those questions was an important element in my conversion,” said Koch, now the bishop of the St. Charles congregation of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Koch, who was 21 when he joined the LDS church, is among those who have chosen another religion for themselves. According to the 2007 U.S. Religious Landscape Survey by the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life, about 28 percent of American adults have left the faith they were raised in for another religion – or no religion at all. That percentage is even higher – 44 percent – if the change in affiliation is from one type of Protestantism to another is included, Pew reported. Churches have programs for adults wanting to join their religion. Steven Srock, senior pastor at Bethany Lutheran Church in Batavia, said his church tends to have three sessions of new member classes a year. People who come from other denominations go through a six-week session of instruction that covers a basic understanding of the Lutheran Church and explains how the faith tradition participants grew up in is different from – and similar to – the Lutheran beliefs, he said. Those with no religious background go through a more extensive process, he said. Adults joining the Catholic Church participate in RCIA, which stands for Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults. At St. Katharine Drexel Catholic Church in Sugar Grove, RCIA starts after Labor Day, the Rev. Bob Jones said. The class meets weekly, and the process ends on Easter. The church emphasizes that the process is a journey of the head and

I FEEL LIKE I’M REALLY COMMITTED TO IT BECAUSE IT WAS DEFINITELY MY CHOICE.”

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8LOCAL BRIEFS Red Cross seeks volunteers for kits The American Red Cross is seeking local volunteers to help with distributing flood cleanup kits and greeting those in need through Tuesday. Single volunteers and small groups should email arcgcdat. response@gmail.com to sign up for shifts through the next week. The email should include the volunteer’s name, phone number, county and city of residence, organization’s name, if applicable, and shift availability. The sites will be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., and shifts are every four hours. Volunteers are welcome to work longer if available.

Anyone coordinating a larger group can contact Sara Echols with the American Red Cross at sara.echols@redcross.org or 312-656-1389.

‘Open speakers’ meeting set for May 18 GENEVA – The Central Kane County Alcoholics Anonymous Committee will sponsor an “open speakers” meeting at 7:30 p.m. May 18 at Fox Valley Presbyterian Church, 227 East Side Drive, Geneva. For information about AA and local meetings, visit www. aadistrict61.com (central Kane County) or www.district64.com (Aurora, North Aurora, Sugar Grove).

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8FUNERAL ARRANGEMENTS Kathleen ‘Kathy’ Anne Bostick: A celebration of her life will be at noon Saturday, April 27, at Bethany Lutheran Church in Batavia, with Pastor Steven Srock officiating. Barbara Sue Collins: The visitation will be from noon until 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), in 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 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. Monday at Yurs Funeral Home, 405 E. Main St., St. Charles. Jacob C. Scherer: The funeral services will be at 4 p.m. Saturday, April 27, at Yurs Funeral Home in St. Charles. Burial will be in Curlew Hills Memory Gardens, Palm Harbor, Fla. The visitation will be from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Jason R. Vander Woude: The funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 27, at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 320 Franklin St., Geneva. Interment will be private.

Judy Brawka, Chief judge of 16th Circuit Brawka said she expects the state Supreme Court to reply regarding her circuit’s rules proposal within 60 days. Kane County’s circuit judges have considered the rule changes since last year, when the state Supreme Court first established a pilot program to allow news cameras and electronic news recordings in Illinois trial courtrooms for the first time. While other counties have completed updating their rules and procedures in the meantime, Kane County’s efforts have been hampered by a flurry of complications, said Brawka.

She noted that in the past 12 months, the 16th Circuit has changed chief judges; has divided in half, with DeKalb and Kendall counties splitting from Kane to create a new judicial circuit; and the 2012 elections resulted in the selection of a new clerk of the circuit court in Kane County. Earlier this year, the state Supreme Court continued to change its rules pertaining to cameras in circuit courtrooms. However, Brawka said the circuit judges have gathered a consensus on the rules changes. The general thrust of the

rules have remained unchanged since the start. In all cases, media cameras will be allowed in courtrooms only with the permission of the judge hearing the case. And media professionals will need to request that permission before the trial begins, Brawka said. She said much of the discussion recently has centered on refining the way journalists should submit photographic or video coverage requests. And judges also have “tweaked” the definition of who would be considered a media professional. Brawka declined to provide a copy of the proposed rules. But she said the rules will be published shortly after they are approved by the state Supreme Court.

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8OBITUARIES MARY M. CURRIE Born: Aug. 18, 1953; in Morris Died: April 26, 2013; in St. Charles ST. CHARLES – Mary M. Currie, 59, of St. Charles, passed away peacefully Friday, April 26, 2013, at home with her loving family surrounding her. She was born Aug. 18, 1953, in Morris, the daughter of Russel and Virginia (Wilkinson) Phillips. She received her elementary education at Hume School in Wauponsee Township and graduated from Morris Community High School in 1971. She received her associate’s degree from Joliet Junior College in 1973, her bachelor’s degree from Illinois State University in 1975 and her master’s degree from Northern

Illinois University in 1986. Mary married the love of her life, Bruce B. Currie, on June 28, 1975, at First Congregational Church in Mazon. Mary spent 36 years in education. She taught for 10 years at various school districts: Geneva, Glendale Heights, Kaneland and Batavia, while teaching a variety of grade levels. Mary then moved into administration by working in Kaneland and Sycamore. She spent her last 18 years in education as principal of Sycamore’s West Elementary School. Her passion and love for the students, staff and curriculum was evident. She is survived by her loving husband, Bruce; one son, Robert of St. Charles; three sisters, Ruth Ann

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(Jim) Benson of Morris, Kathy (Larry) Gibbons of Montgomery and Patti (Don) Anderson of Unionville, Mo.; two brothers, Kenneth Phillips and Rodney (Chris) Phillips, both of Morris; her brother-in-law, Donald Sterritt of Morris; her sister-in-law, Jean Phillips of Dwight; and numerous nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. Mary was preceded in death by her parents, Russel A. and Virginia A. Phillips; a brother, Thomas L. Phillips; a sister, Betty J. Sterritt; her parents-in-law, Samuel B. and Jeanne L. Currie; brother-in-law, Paul Baker; sister-in-law, Vicky Phillips; nephew, Dylan Baker; and a great-nephew, Ean Phillips. The memorial visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday,

May 4, at Yurs Funeral Home, 1771 W. State St. (Route 38), in Geneva, followed by a memorial service at 2 p.m. at the funeral home. Officiating is Clark Blade. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Betty J. Steritt Nursing Fund of the Morris Hospital, 150 W. High St., Morris, IL 60450. To leave an online condolence or remembrance to the family, visit the funeral home’s obituary page at www.yursfuneralhomes. com. For information, please call Yurs Funeral Home of St. Charles at 630-584-0060 or like us on Facebook. Please sign the guest book at www.legacy.com/kcchronicle.

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GENEVA – Kane County’s judges soon could receive approval to make the county’s courtrooms more visible, after the county’s judiciary has put the finishing touches on a rule to allow media cameras into court locally for the first time. This week, the judges of the 16th Judicial Circuit, which covers Kane County, sent the proposed new rules to the Illinois Supreme Court for review and approval. “The courts have always been, in the vast majority of cases, open to the public and accessible,” said Judy Brawka, chief judge of the 16th Circuit. “This sort of expands that audience. That’s how I see it.”

“The courts have always been, in the vast majority of cases, open to the public and accessible.”

NORTH AURORA – Free disaster cleanup kits are available, courtesy of the American Red Cross, to North Aurora residents with flood damage, according to a news release issued by the village. Each kit contains a bucket, squeegee, two brooms, a mop, rubber gloves, scrubbing brush, sponge and cleaning supplies. Residents can pick up a kit from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. at the North Aurora Police Department, 200 S. Lincolnway, or from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at North Aurora Village Hall, 25 E. State St. Residents will be asked to provide basic information about their flooded or damaged property.

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Song sparrows and their sweet music Song sparrows are one of the area’s more successful bird species.

GOOD NATURED Pam Otto “Sweet, sweet, sweet…blah blah blah yada yada.” “Sweet, sweet, sweet…blah blah blah yada yada.” “Sweet, sweet, sweet…blah blah blah yada yada.” Sound familiar? No, it’s not the talk of some crazed sugar fiend craving yet another dessert (though I think I did babble something similar once after eating a dozen glazed doughnuts. And no, I don’t make a habit of eating doughnuts by the dozen. That was just that one time, on a bet.) Rather, those sweet, sweet notes are the work of the male song sparrow. And, in the past few weeks, these fellows have really kicked it into high gear. Yesterday at Otter Creek Bend Wetland Park in St.

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Charles, for example, in between the songs of robins and red-winged blackbirds, I counted three different males singing their notably dissimilar songs from prominent points around the park’s parking lot and overlook. The sun was shining, the temperature was mild … clearly, it

was a great day to get out and sing claim to the best breeding territories. Which is exactly what these guys were up to. I don’t know whether they were recently arrived migrants or year-round residents (song sparrows can be either in our area) but one thing was sure –

these melodic songsters were definitely living up to their name. Song sparrows are one of several kinds of birds that learn their songs from “tutors” – older members of their species that serve as models for younger birds. Because it’s learned and not

innate, each bird’s song is just a little bit different from those around it. (Think back to when you learned how to write in cursive. Did your letters look the same as the teacher’s?) Song sparrow songs often start out the same; perhaps evolution has favored those particular notes. (I know someone singing “sweet, sweet, sweet” would definitely get my attention, especially if I was hungry.) But from there, the lilting song veers off into a variable series of clear notes and trills, an exclusive composition created by the singer. So gifted, song sparrows aren’t shy about exhibiting their talents. Nor are they lazy. In one often cited study, a male song sparrow repeated his tune 679 times over a three-hour period. That’s just over 226 songs an hour, or four songs a minute.

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• Pam Otto is the manager of nature programs and interpretive services for the St. Charles Park District. She can be reached at potto@ stcharlesparks.org or 630-5134346.

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eschelkopf@shawmedia.com BATAVIA – Thanks to the Batavia Park District, some children in Botswana in southern Africa now have their own playground. The Rockford-based group Kids Around the World recently installed the playground equipment, which previously was used in Millview Park in Batavia. The group held a dedication ceremony for the playground Easter Sunday. “We refurbished the playground and made it brandnew again,” said Jim Rosene, president at Kids Around the World. The faith-based nonprofit organization is dedicated to helping children and families who have been affect-

Information about Kids Around the World is available at www. kidsaroundtheworld.com. ed by war, poverty, illness and natural disasters. The group has built 203 playgrounds in 27 countries since 1994. “It brings a lot of happiness to me,” Rosene said. Jim Eby, director of planning and development for the Batavia Park District, said he is happy the playground equipment is being put to good use. “It’s so much better than anything they had to play on,” Eby said. The Batavia Park District

has a policy of replacing its playgound equipment about once every 15 years to keep up with safety guidelines and new play elements being introduced, he said. Playground equipment that previously was used in Geneva Park District’s Deerpath Park also recently was relocated to a school in Botswana. “We are excited to provide children who are without a playground or even a park in their community the opportunity to play,” said Geneva Park District Executive Director Sheavoun Lambillotte in a news release. Information about Kids Around the World is available by going to its website, www. kidsaroundtheworld.com.

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Multiplied out over a 15-hour day, these numbers tally up to more than 3,000 songs a day. Yow. It’s a wonder they’re not called hoarse sparrows. But for birds such as song sparrows, singing is a necessary part of life. Like the “Ocupado” sign on the door of an airplane restroom, the songs serve as a warning to other birds that a particular territory is taken. Further, such as the song “Indian Love Call” in the old movie “Rose Marie,” the songs also serve to attract a mate. I don’t know if you’ve seen that film but in the end, Nelson Eddy and Jeanette MacDonald end up together and presumably live happily ever after. For song sparrows, happy and ever after aren’t always a given. For one thing, it’s been noted that male song sparrows tend to want to sing more than help out around the nest. In one study on nest building, an activity supposedly shared by a mated pair, the male was “more inclined to shirk his share, picking up material, dropping it and picking it up again, singing meanwhile.” In another, researchers wrote that “the male devotes himself more to song than to

labor.” Provided the female doesn’t get fed up and kick her trilling troubadour to the curb, the pair will work together to raise their young, providing food in the form of seeds and insects while continually keeping an eye out for danger. Because they nest on or near the ground, song sparrows are vulnerable to many types of predators, including outdoor and feral cats. Other threats include egg predation by mice and shrews, and nest parasitism by brown-headed cowbirds—those roving birds that leave their eggs in other birds’ nests. Hazards aside, song sparrows are one of our area’s more successful bird species. In fact, chances are good you’ve got at least a couple pair in your neighborhood. Look for a “typical” sparrow – brown in color, but with streaky breast markings that converge into at a central spot, the “tie tack” on the chest. And don’t forget to listen for that song. Males singing to attract females – now isn’t that sweet, sweet, sweet?

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Some members of water polo team need reminder about respect Teenage boys and girls join high school athletic programs for many reasons, including to enhance skills in a particular sport, to experience the camaraderie of being on a team and to enjoy the thrill of winning. When all these forces come into play, a team can have a memorable – even magical – season. But a negative side can exist within a team dynamic as well, and that appears to have been the case with the boys water polo team at St. Charles East High School. On April 15, Jacyln Weber, the former coach of East’s boys water polo team, resigned from her position. In her resignation letter, obtained by the Kane County Chronicle through the Freedom of Information Act, Weber wrote: “After much thought, I have decided that I no longer feel safe, comfortable or respected around the members of the boys water polo team. ... I feel the words and actions of some of the members of the team have caused too much damage for me to continue in this position.” Weber’s decision to resign was backed by East athletic director Mike Sommerfeld in a letter he addressed to parents and guardians of the team’s players. The letter was dated April 15. “Due to the inappropriate behavior displayed by several of the team members this past weekend, as well as the general lack of respect the team has displayed towards [Weber], she has come to the conclusion that she can no longer serve as the team’s coach,” Sommerfeld wrote. “I support her decision.” Although St. Charles School District 303 has declined to go into specifics about what behavior certain members of the team displayed, it

is clear that lines were crossed. The consequences of this are multifold. A coach has resigned, and the water polo team has missed regularly scheduled games. In fact, the entire boys water polo season was almost canceled – an extreme measure that happens rarely once a team’s season has begun. In addition, the reputation of the team, St. Charles East and District 303 has been called into question. It is unfortunate that some misbehaving team members put their teammates and school in that position. When an athletic program performs at its best, a team will have demonstrated respect, fairness and grace. Clearly, some members of East’s boys water polo team need a strong reminder of what it means to act respectfully, and we hope their parents and District 303 make it clear that actions have consequences – and that such behavior is unacceptable. Furthermore, we ask that District 303 be more upfront – proactive rather than reactive – when it comes to communicating matters such as this to the community and media. Taxpaying parents who have children that one day might consider joining the boys water polo team deserve to know what is happening within the program. In 2011, an outside review of East’s athletic department revealed the school’s drill team had “numerous complaints,” including charges of harassment, hazing and battery, with Superintendent Don Schlomann noting the bullying worries go “well beyond the drill program.” Open communication and clear, enforced consequences would go a long way in District 303 making sure its athletes – and the rest of its student body – behave appropriately and treat others with respect.

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Peace and prosperity in Kane County To the Editor: When our president tells George Stephanopoulos on ABC News: “We don’t have an immediate crisis in terms of debt. In fact, for the next 10 years, it’s gonna be in a sustainable place,” I just have to respectfully disagree. This is the complacency – no, the negligence – that has led to Illinois having the worst credit rating in the country. It defies the common sense judgment of ordinary working citizens of this country. The U.S. has $17 trillion in debt, more than 100 percent of our annual gross domestic product, and is now approaching World War II levels. Each month, the Federal Reserve is pumping $85 billion into the U.S. economy, currently inflating the next bubble in the stock market. If printing money helped the economy, then counter-

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feiting would be legal. To the contrary, famous economist Adam Smith wrote, “Little else is requisite to carry a state to the highest degree of [wealth] but peace, [low-rate, broadbased] taxes and a tolerable administration of justice ... .” Our freedom and economic way of life are in jeopardy due to policies that produce slow growth, high unemployment and discouraged/ poorly trained workers, too many people on welfare, too much war, unsustainable future liabilities and unreasonable expectations of what the government can do for everyone. In contrast to this excessive welfare-warfare state, in Kane County we will freeze the property tax levies for the county, forest preserve and Fox Valley Park District during times of decreasing property values. We will dramatically reduce the role of “big money” in county decision-making and apply

basic management best practices. When I was a child, I was delighted by surprises, like peekaboo, birthday gifts, roller coaster rides, etc. However, as an adult, surprises are a lot less fun because they usually bring unexpected and expensive price tags. In my next correspondence to you, I will list some “surprises” that I have noticed in my first five months of serving you at the county. My point in providing these examples isn’t to worry you, but to keep you informed. It is the County Board’s and county staff’s responsibility to make sure our public collective government challenges don’t get in the way of you taking care of yourself and your family. As Ben Franklin once said, a virtuous and industrious people may govern themselves more cheaply. Christopher J. Lauzen Kane County Board chairman

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Thank you I want to thank 911 for their prompt response to my home for what appeared to be a rabid raccoon in my flower bed. They were here in five minutes and disposed of the problem. Thanks for the city of St. Charles’ good services. You never know when they will be needed.

Where are the consequences? [Last] week, the St. Charles East boys polo team had its coach resign because of inappropriate student behavior and lack of respect toward the coach. The athletic director, Mike Sommerfield, and principal, Charlie Kyle, felt they needed to find a replacement coach. I ask, why? These boys needed to have some consequences for their actions. They missed out on a teachable moment here. Part of being a team means the team has to respect its coach. I feel like these two administrators lost the teachable moment by hiring a new coach and letting these boys get away with this. The season should have been

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Players should be held accountable I’m calling regarding the situation with the East water polo team. As a taxpayer, I can tell you I am disgusted to see the athletic director, rather than canceling the season and holding these boys accountable for

their actions, would instead name a new coach and cover up for these kids. Haven’t we learned anything about how kids cannot be made to believe that, because they are on an athletic team, they don’t have to have normal human levels of behavior. I am never going to vote for any referendums for St.

Charles schools to get more money if this is the way their principals and athletic directors behave. This is ridiculous and disgusting, and I think that season should be canceled and the players should be held accountable for their actions.

The correct way Lately, I’m hearing some incorrect grammar in writing and talking. They say, “me and my friend.” It’s supposed to be, “my friend and me.” And a lot of people are saying, “I want to thank so-and-so.” And then at the end, they don’t say, “thank you.” Some people do. They say, “I want to apologize.” That’s not an apology. They need to say, “I apologize.”

It’s sad We all watched the news on Boston. The 19-year-old who was captured, he became a citizen, but he is not a citizen of this country. My question is, anybody can become a citizen here? Aren’t they checked out before? It’s sad. My daughter, for two days, didn’t even want to go anywhere.

Something needs to be done I want to comment on the Stearns Road corridor between Route 25 and Randall Road. I’m assuming, with location, it’s up to Elgin, South Elgin or the Kane County [Sheriff’s Office] as in who will be patrolling it. I wonder if it’s going to take someone to die in a very bad car accident before they do something about the speeding up and down that road. I’ve seen people cut off school buses, racing to get around somebody to beat a red light. It’s not even exceeding the speed limit, it’s even beyond that. Something needs to be done before somebody gets hurt or worse.

Face Time rules I propose a new rule for the Face Time column. From now on, the word “rescue” cannot be used more than 17 times in

one article.

Too many guns I would like to express my opinion of the greediness and selfishness of the NRA and the gun dealers who go along with selling guns to anybody who wants them. And every day when I turn on the TV, all I hear about is people getting killed with guns. It’s terrible that they are making money and not considering the other things that happen when people have those guns. Why can’t our Congress do something about it?

Who voted for this guy? It is most gratifying that newly elected state Sen. Jim Oberweis has focused his efforts on important, dynamic issues, such as raising the speed limit in Illinois and ousting GOP Chairman Pat Brady for his views on gay marriage. We may as well impeach Mark Kirk for his views, while we’re at it. We need more representatives like Oberweis, who tackle our pressing, difficult problems, such as these, and do not waste their efforts on frivolous issues, such as high unemployment and unmanageable, growing deficits. Who voted for this guy, anyway?

Batavia’s white elephant The city of Batavia’s white elephant, formerly the Baptist church, has an estimate of over $3 million to repair this building, which will require $800,000 immediately, so that the building can be reused. The building has been unoccupied since the city purchased the building in 2006. The next estimate the city of Batavia should receive is the cost to tear down the building, including the parking lot. The taxpayers of Batavia have been staring at the white elephant at the corner of Washington and Wilson too long. And now we get to look at the streetscape and downtown, with its arch, that looks like half a crown.

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The amount of time spent by the St. Charles City Council on problems with patrons being overserved at downtown taverns and restaurants shows how much politicians have lost sight of their purpose. Lesson 1: Taxes and fees are collected to pay for services necessary to the individuals or businesses that pay them. If there is an ongoing problem, pay an officer to patrol the area, on foot, for a few hours on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights. Problem solved. I am sure the taverns and restaurants pay far more than what the cost of this solution would be. But wait, then the politicians would not be able to use the collected fees and taxes for their pet projects like, oh, a ridiculous arch in Batavia or the Red Gate Bridge to nowhere in St. Charles.

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8LOCAL BRIEFS Unity of Fox Valley to host ‘An Hour to Recover’ BATAVIA – Unity of Fox Valley in Batavia has planned an event, “An Hour to Recover,” at 7 p.m. May 3 at 230 Webster St., Batavia. The event provides an opportunity to the community for new beginnings this spring through serene music, chant, prayer, and silent hands-on healing. All of Unity’s services, education classes, and workshops are respectful of other faiths, and membership is never required to attend. For information, call 630-879-1115 or visit www.unityoffoxvalley.org or www.unity.org.

Grandparents’ rights to be topic of seminar ELGIN – Attorney Rory Weiler of St. Charles will speak at a seminar from noon to 1 p.m. May 2 about the rights of grandparents who raise their grandchildren. Administer Justice is hosting the free seminar at its Elgin office at 1750 Grandstand Place, Suite

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Geneva Park District receives recognition GENEVA – The Geneva Park District once again has received the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada for its comprehensive annual financial report. This is the second consecutive year that the district has received this award. For information, visit www. genevaparks.org or call 630-2324542.

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East relays setting records STC EAST GIRLS FINISH RUNNERS-UP AT THE ANNUAL KANE COUNTY TRACK MEET. PAGE 20

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Geneva’s McKenzie Altmayer competes in the 3,200 meters during Friday’s Kane County Girls Track Meet at Geneva High School.

East in familiar spot at county meet By KEVIN DRULEY

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kdruley@shawmedia.com GENEVA – St. Charles East’s Britney Williams shined once more in her fourth and final Kane County Girls Track and Field Meet on Friday. Once more, she and the Saints watched West Aurora claim the team crown. The Blackhawks’ four-peat ultimately mattered little as the Saints packed their belongings and boarded the team bus. East is worrying only about what it can control at this point, and right now, there’s little to fret. “I think we’re progressing really well. I mean, we’re not, like, super-stacked in everything, but I think everyone’s improving and really getting toward their goals,” Williams said. “It’s amazing.” Williams and junior Jordan Shead were part of county record-setting relays in the 4x800 (9:20.13) and 4x400 (3:59.89) while helping the Saints to a runner-up finish. West Aurora totaled 131 team points, with East (100.5) and third-place Kaneland (83) its most immediate challengers in the 14-team field. Saints coach Tim Wolf explained a few lineup changes – namely Williams’ and Shead’s 4x800 debut – by saying athletes “have been training outside of our box.” With state series

West Aurora, 131 St. Charles East, 100.5 Kaneland, 83 Hampshire, 71 Geneva, 69 Batavia, 54 St. Charles North, 49.5 Rosary, 47 Burlington Central, 46 Aurora Central Catholic, 30 Dundee-Crown, 11 Streamwood, 5 South Elgin, 4 Elgin, 1

AREA CHAMPIONS Kaneland’s Lauren Zick competes in the long jump. meets looming, East is eager to compete no matter its lineup. Here’s a look at other highlights from the meet: • Chronicle-area schools won three of four relays, as Rosary’s quartet of Sydney Zaragoza, Molly Stefanski, Stephanie McDermott and Megan Conlin took the 4x200 title in 1:47.28 between the Saints’ victories. Conlin, the Royals’ anchor, credited the pleasant conditions in part for the surge.

See GIRLS TRACK, page 21

200 meters: Lisa Rodriguez, Aurora Central Catholic, 25.74 800: Karina Liz, ACC, 2:15.58 1,600: Torree Scull, St. Charles East, 5:14.07 3,200: Ashley England, St. Charles North, 11:28.19 4x200: Rosary (Sydney Zaragoza, Molly Stefanski, Stephanie McDermott, Megan Conlin), 1:47.28 4x400: St. Charles East (Anastasia Honea, Britney Williams, Allison Chmelik, Jordan Shead), 3:59.89 4x800: East (Scull, Corrin Adams, Shead, Williams), 9:20.13 High jump: Katie Trupp, Burlington Central, 5-2 Pole vault: Trupp, BC, 11-9 Triple jump: Ashley Castellanos, Kaneland, 35-0 Discus: Amanda Passaglia, St. Charles East, 125-11 More online Check out kcchronicle.com/video for video highlights of Friday’s meet.

Baseball: Geneva at St. Charles East, 10 a.m. (DH); Streamwood at St. Charles North, 10 a.m. (DH); DeKalb at Kaneland, 11 a.m. (DH); Newark at Aurora Christian, 10 a.m. (DH); Hersey at St. Francis, 11 a.m.; St. Edward at Wheaton Academy, 12 p.m. Softball: Geneva at Rolling Meadows Tournament; St. Charles East at St. Charles East Varsity Invitational, 10 a.m.; Geneseo at Kaneland, 11 a.m. (DH); Rosary at Romeoville Tournament, TBA; Aurora Central Catholic at Genoa Kingston, 11 a.m. (DH); Glenbard South at St. Francis, 10 a.m.; Fenton at Wheaton Academy, 10 a.m. (DH) Girls soccer: Batavia, St. Charles North at Tournament of Champions (at Burlington, Iowa); Geneva, St. Charles East at Naperville Invitational; Rosary at Rosary Invitational, 8 a.m.; Chicago Christian at Aurora Central Catholic, 11 a.m.; Byron at Burlington Central, 12 p.m.; Wheaton Academy at Glenwood Chatham Tournament, TBA Boys track and field: Batavia, St. Charles East at Glenbard West Invite, 9 a.m.; Geneva at Eastern Relays (at University of Louisville); St. Charles North at Waubonsie Valley, 10 a.m.; St. Francis at Palatine Relays, 8:30 a.m. Girls track and field: St. Francis at Palatine Relays, 8:30 a.m. Boys tennis: Batavia at Huntley Quadrangular, 9 a.m.; Geneva, St. Charles North, Marmion at West Aurora Invitational, 8 a.m.; St. Charles East at West Aurora Invitational, 8:30 a.m.; St. Francis at St. Viator Quadrangular Meet, 8:30 a.m. Boys volleyball: St. Francis at Benet Academy Invitational, 8:30 a.m.; Wheaton Academy at Lakefront Challenge, TBA (at The Latin School of Chicago) Girls badminton: Geneva, St. Charles East, St. Charles North at Upstate Eight Meet, TBA (at Lake Park) Boys water polo: St. Charles North at St. Charles North Tournament, 8 a.m. Girls water polo: St. Charles North at Barrington, 11 a.m.


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• GIRLS TRACK Continued from page 20 “It was beautiful weather. I mean, [needing] no Under Armour makes it great,” she said. “As the weather progresses, it’s warmer and our times decrease. It’s nice.” • Ashley England notched St. Charles North’s lone event title with her run of 11:28.19 in the 3,200. The junior doesn’t want to call it beginner’s luck in her first track season, so she won’t. Still, the fact is the former soccer player has embraced an activity she once used only for training. “I ran cross country to stay in shape for soccer, found out I liked it a lot and I found it was a passion,” she said. Geneva freshman McKenzie Altmayer finished second. Batavia’s top individual finisher also was a runner-up – Taylor Stieve in the 300 hurdles. • Standout sophomore distance runners Torree Scull of St. Charles East and Victoria Clinton of Kaneland staged several middle-school cross country duels. In high school, they compete in different classes, with Clinton breaking through as the 2A state champ in November. Clinton’s decision to come out for track this season – she

also balances spring triathlon training – created a memorable reunion. Scull scored some Wredling revenge by winning the 1,600 in 5:14.07, about five seconds ahead of her runner-up friend. “She beat me in middle school every race, so I’ve been trying to beat her for a long time,” Scull said. “She’s a really good runner, so it’s good running with her.” For Clinton, the feeling was mutual. “It was fun to see some friends from back in the day,” she said. • Kaneland’s Ashley Castellanos cleared 35 feet to win the triple jump, while Lauren Zick scored high in several events, including the long jump (second) and 200 (third). Zick also was part of Kaneland’s runner-up 4x100 relay. “Happy with everybody,” Knights coach Doug Ecker said. “We had a good day, and that’s what happens.” • Burlington Central senior Katie Trupp winning the high jump and pole vault at Geneva? If that sounds familiar, that’s because it is. Trupp completed the same double victory at the Vikings’ Mike VanDeveer Invitational on April 13. “I felt comfortable here from being here a couple weeks ago. Kind of familiar with the equipment,” Trupp said. “But I’m kind of not

too mental about that, and it comes to me.” • Fellow Rockets senior Kayla Wolf won the 800 at VanDeveer, but emerging Aurora Central Catholic freshman Karina Liz thwarted her bid for a repeat. Channeling memories of finishing behind Wolf in her 2A championship run at last month’s Illinois Prep Top Times indoor meet, Liz won Friday in 2:15.58, outpacing Wolf’s runner-up 2:18.02. “She’s been looking forward to this race, and she ran it perfectly today,” Chargers assistant Manny Barraza said. The Chargers’ other county champion still was humbled by her feat despite already boasting a state medal. Senior Lisa Rodriguez transferred to ACC shortly after competing as a sophomore on Aurora Christian’s 1A state champion 4x200 relay. She won the individual 200 Friday, staring down a tough field that included Kaneland’s Zick and Anita Saffa of West Aurora. “I’m not going to lie, I surprised myself, but I worked really hard for it. I really wanted to,” said Rodriguez, who lives in Sugar Grove. “I focused this meet on the [200]. It means so much to me that my senior year I can be the Kane County champion.”

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BASEBALL: GENEVA 19, ST. CHARLES NORTH 1 (5 INN.)

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Bragg said he understands the need for players to produce to remain in the lineup. “Everyone’s a good ballplayer on this team,” Bragg said. “It keeps everyone competitive and keeps everyone playing at their best and playing intense.” The wild score was somewhat reminiscent of a memorable game between the teams last season, when Geneva plated 15 runs in the top of the fifth of a 17-1 win in St. Charles. Despite Friday’s mauling, the North Stars (9-9, 5-5 UEC River) won two out of three games in the teams’ weather-extended series. That provided a measure of comfort to North coach Todd Genke, who delivered an extended postgame message to the North Stars. “If somebody would have said you’re going to take two out of three against Geneva, I would have said ‘Great,’ ”

Genke said. “Unfortunately the one that we didn’t get was pretty messy. “This game’s all about confidence. We had swagger coming into the week, we beat South Elgin and then we beat Geneva, and for whatever reason we lost it [Thursday against Streamwood], and we certainly didn’t recover it today.” The Vikings (8-9, 5-7 UEC River) scored at least three runs in each of their four at-bats, including a six-run second that marked the end of the line for North starting pitcher Frankie Farry, and a seven-run third against reliever P.J. O’Brien. The Vikings would kept going in the third if not for a sliding, inning-ending catch by North left fielder Jack Dennis. While Bragg’s eight-RBI day was the headliner, Geneva’s offense was hardly one-dimensional. Berendt (2 for 4, three-run home run,

four RBIs), Luke Polishak (3 for 4, two RBIs) and Graham (2 for 2, two-run double) ensured sophomore Vikings left-hander Garrett Davis had a glut of run support. Davis (2-0) made his first start for Geneva after earlier picking up a win in relief against Streamwood. Though he recorded no 1-2-3 innings, he nonetheless kept the North Stars from sustaining rallies. “It was nice to see because they didn’t really square anything up real solid,” Hahn said. “I think that’s a testament to his ball moves well and he mixes up his pitches pretty good.” The massive margin of victory was a welcome morale boost for Geneva, which hopes to stay on an upward trajectory in a doubleheader today at St. Charles East. “It’s nice and relaxing,” Berendt said. “It feels good. It’s different – it’s a good different.”

SOFTBALL: ST. CHARLES NORTH 6, BATAVIA 0

Howlett’s offense, Rabin’s pitching pace North By MICHAEL GIBBS editorial@kcchronicle.com BATAVIA – Taking advantage of its speed, strong pitching, solid defense and a big day at the plate from sophomore Abby Howlett, the St. Charles North softball team rolled to a 6-0 win against Batavia in in Upstate Eight Conference River play on Friday. “I am just happy I’ve been able to hit the ball well and help the team win,” Howlett said after going 3-for-4 with four RBIs. “I am just really focusing on what pitch I want to hit and just driving the ball hard.” Howlett, hitting around .440 entering the game, hit a twoout, two-run double in the first inning, scoring Sabrina Rabin and Mickey Goetz. And with her team up 4-0 in the seventh inning, Howlett singled in Kaitlyn Waslawski and Goetz to give North (9-4, 5-2) some

insurance over the Bulldogs (2-10, 1-7). “She has a bright future for a sophomore,” North Stars coach Tom Poulin said of Howlett. “I’m pleased with our production,” he added. “I think we can be more productive with two outs and runners in scoring position. The last handful of games we left a lot of people on base. But I’m nitpicking. We’re doing well.” The North Stars banged out 11 hits off Batavia starter Alicia Mueller. And when they got on, the North Stars usually went in motion, stealing seven bases, three each by Rabin and Goetz. “I think our speed is one of our biggest assets,” Poulin said. “We can manufacture some runs. That is what we have to do. We’ll send anybody and make [the other] team make plays. We want to be aggressive on the bases.”

Batavia coach Lupe Castellanos said the North Stars’ speed at the plate and on the bases causes major problems. “It is pretty difficult when girls have speed like that,” he said. “You have to be perfect. If you make one mistake, they’re going to be safe. You have to catch it and get rid of it quick. We practiced that alot. The girls did a good job.” Mueller went the distance, allowing four earned runs on two walks and one strikeout. Rabin pitched a complete game for North, giving up five hits while striking out six. She improved to 7-2 on the season. “We feel comfortable when we get a lead,” Howlett said. “We are glad we can give [Rabin] a good lead so she can feel good pitching and not be stressed.” Rabin was 2 for 3 with a walk and three runs scored, Waslawski 2 for 4 and Goetz 3 for 4 with two runs scored.

Katie Ryan led Batavia with a single and a double. “The girls did a lot better job,” said Castellanos, whose team lost, 10-0, to St. Charles East its last time out. “Our defense was a lot better. “Our offense still is stag-

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GENEVA – Neither Anthony Bragg, Dan Berendt nor Steffen Graham were in the Geneva baseball team’s starting lineup for Thursday’s loss against St. Charles East. Welcome back, fellas. Bragg had a momentous day and Berendt and Graham also supplied healthy offensive contributions as part of Friday’s 19-1, five-inning thrashing of St. Charles North in Upstate Eight Conference River play. With Geneva’s conference title hopes already dim, Vikings coach Matt Hahn has said a focal point for the rest of the season is figuring out the team’s strongest lineup heading into the postseason next month. The aforementioned trio made compelling cases for inclusion on Friday, one day after watching from the bench

as the Vikings fell to East, 5-4. “When opportunities come around, you’ve got to take advantage of them,” Hahn said. “Maybe that was in part of their mind, ‘I didn’t get a chance [Thursday], I’m getting a chance today and I need to take advantage of that.’ I hope that’s the case.” Bragg, a senior first baseman, punished North with a 4 for 4 day at the plate that included a grand Anthony Bragg slam, a threerun home run and eight RBIs, one shy of the single-game, program record established by former Vikings star Chris Sepanski. Bragg, who had a lukewarm first month offensively, inflicted his damage out of the 7-hole in Geneva’s lineup. “It’s pretty cool, but it’s just cool to get the ‘W,’ ” Bragg said.

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IN THE GROOVE ALEX GAGE St. Charles North, Sr., M What she did: Gage is generally known more for her versatility than her goal-scoring, but Wednesday, she scored four goals as the North Stars routed Streamwood to clinch the outright Upstate Eight Conference River title. CARLY POTTLE St. Charles East, Sr., F What she did: Pottle scored three goals Thursday as the Saints dominated south suburban power Sandburg, 4-1, in a Naperville Invitational game.

WHAT WE LEARNED LAST WEEK ... Top-seeded St. Charles North and second-seeded St. Charles East could be on a crash course to meet in the 3A Hoffman Estates Sectional title game. Third-seeded Batavia and seventh-seeded Geneva are also in the sectional and will try to disrupt that potential intracity rematch. Postseason seeds were unveiled Thursday.

WHAT WE’LL LEARN IN THE WEEK AHEAD ... Which area Suburban Christian Conference power will prevail as conference champion. Rosary and defending 2A state champion St. Francis, both unbeaten in conference play, are scheduled to meet Thursday at Glenbard South in a showdown that figures to determine the conference title.

NOTEWORTHY Banner day for Saints Thursday was a heck of a day for St. Charles East. Not only did the Saints nab the No. 2 seed in the 17-team Hoffman Estates Sectional, but East routed a quality opponent – Sandburg – in a Naperville Invitational match. East coach Paul Jennison considered the Saints’ performance in their 4-1 win against the Eagles on Thursday night to be their best showing of the season. Sandburg is the No. 1 seed in the 3A Andrew Sectional, which has 18 teams. “Probably our best performance of the season, to be honest with you,” Jennison said. “We played very well, moved the ball around nicely. It was just the response we were looking for after Saturday.” The Saints were coming off 3-1 losses Saturday against Evanston and Barrington, and had lost three in a row overall, including a 1-0 loss to St. Charles North in conference play. As for the No. 2 seed, Jennison wasn’t complaining, but he also doesn’t want the postseason possibilities to distract his girls from late-season improvement. “It’s been a nice day all-around,” Jennison said Thursday night. “We’ll put it on the back-burner for a week and we’ll concentrate on [the playoffs] once the season’s wrapped up.”

North, Batavia cross state lines St. Charles North and Batavia are sharing a tournament field this weekend at the Tournament of Champions in Burlington, Iowa. The teams opened play in Iowa on Friday and are scheduled to play two more matches today. North is a traditional entrant in the Tournament of Champions while Batavia is new to the event. The North Stars entered the tournament having allowed only one goal so far this season, on a penalty kick in the team’s lone loss

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St. Charles East’s Sam Lombardo (right) and Geneva’s Molly Stanfa battle for the ball April 2 during a game at St. Charles East.

against Neuqua Valley. “Hopefully, we have a great weekend seeing what we can do against some other good teams,” North coach Ruth Vostal said.

Rosary hosting tournament The Rosary Soccer Invitational will take place today, with round-robin matches to be played at both Rosary

and IMSA. The Rosary pool includes Joliet Catholic, Joliet West and Plainfield South, while West Aurora, Willow Academy and St. Edward will join host IMSA. The Royals last won the tournament in 2011. West Aurora was the tournament’s champion last year. – Jay Schwab jschwab@shawmedia.com

COACH SLY SEZ ... Teams will always look for a little bit of extra motivation, and Sly thinks Geneva and St. Francis might have gotten some from the postseason seeds released this week. Geneva was the seventh seed in the Hoffman Estates Sectional (compared with Batavia, which got the No. 3 seed). The Bulldogs and Vikings just tied this week, and even though Batavia’s record is better, Geneva has played the tougher schedule so far. Meanwhile, what does an undefeated, defending

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KANE COUNTY CHRONICLE BURLINGTON, Iowa – The St. Charles North girls soccer team allowed its first goal in the run of play all season Friday but still beat Collinsville, 2-1, at the Tournament of Champions. North (13-1) allowed only one goal previously, a penalty kick in the team’s early-season loss against Neuqua Valley. “I don’t mind giving up goals,” North coach Ruth Vostal said. “I think it’s a great point in the season to give up a goal and, for us, we gave up a goal and had to come from behind. We learned we can give up a goal and we can fight back … to win. I’d like to learn that now rather than have to do that later.” North’s Natalie Winkates tied the game in the first half and Sophie Pohl was credited with the winning goal in the second half off a deflection. Kelly Manski had assists on both goals.

The North Stars will be without standout midfielder Alex Gage, who needed stitches after a collision in Friday’s match, when the tournament resumes today. Naperville Invitational: Geneva defeated Hinsdale Central, 2-0, behind goals from Mary Landry and Molly Axen. Amanda Lulek assisted on Axen’s score for Geneva (7-8-1).

St. Francis 6, Chicago Bulls Prep 0: At Red Hawk Field in Carol Stream, Emma Fickle scored two goals, both off Britt Douglass assists, for the Spartans.

Burlington Central 7, Byron 0: At Burlington, Alyssa Messina scored the match’s middle three goals as Central (13-1-1) cruised.

BASEBALL Kaneland 3, Yorkville 2: At Yorkville, Matt Limbrunner homered and drove in two runs, Dan Miller went 3 for 3 offensively and Anthony Holubecki moved to 3-0 on

the mound for Kaneland (6-8, 3-2 Northern Illinois Big 12 East). Lake Park 5, Batavia 0: At Batavia, the Bulldogs (14-4, 8-4 UEC River) couldn’t rally back from a 2-0 deficit in the resumption of their weather-suspended UEC crossover.

Marmion 12, St. Edward 2 (5 inn.): At Aurora, Alex Troop and Danny Bicknell drove in three runs apiece to pace Marmion (7-4, 4-1 SCC Blue) in support of winning pitcher Shane Carmody (2-0).

Burlington Central 4, Harvard 1: At Burlington, Jake Schutta threw six innings of onerun ball and Cody Schuver drove in two runs for Central (7-6, 6-1 Big Northern East).

Aurora Christian 14, Indian Creek 4 (5 inn.): At Fifth Third Bank Ballpark in Geneva, P.J. Cole (3 for 3, triple, RBI), Tristan Withrow (2 for 4, double, triple, two RBIs) and Chase Tomney (2 for 3, three RBIs) led Aurora Christian (6-9), which scored 11 runs in the top of the fifth.

SOFTBALL Geneva 12, Glenbrook South 1 (5 inn.): At Glenview, Geneva’s Madison Keith homered and drove in five runs and Anna Geary (home run) and Bridget Weitzel had three hits apiece as Geneva (6-9) dominated the nonconference game.

St. Charles East Invitational: St. Charles East’s Olivia Lorenzini drove in the go-ahead run in a 3-2 win against Maine South, then went 4 for 4 as the Saints upended Lyons, 11-2, on the first day of the tournament. East (15-3) has won 12 straight games.

Chicago Christian 3, Wheaton Academy 0: At Palos Heights, Marissa Gagliano had two hits but Wheaton Academy (2-7, 2-5 SCC Gold) couldn’t break through offensively.

BOYS TENNIS St. Charles North 4, Wheaton Academy 1: At St. Charles, Dominick Amalraj won 6-0, 6-0, at No. 1 singles as North won the nonconference dual meet.

8SPORTS SHORTS Cougars blow late lead FORT WAYNE, Ind. – With a 5-1 lead in hand entering the bottom of the ninth inning, things seemed in line for the Kane County Cougars to pull off a victory, but a feverish comeback from the Fort Wayne TinCaps pushed the Cougars into a 6-5, 10-inning loss on Friday night at Parkview Field. Nathan Dorris took the ball for the Cougars (7-11) in the bottom of the ninth as he allowed a single and a walk to start the frame before an error by Dan Vogelbach loaded the bases. Diego Goris drew Fort Wayne (12-8) within three as he poked an RBI single while Gabriel Quintana's two-run double made it a one-run contest.

Bears select Bostic in Round 2 The Bears selected a middle linebacker in the second round Friday – and no, it was not Notre Dame’s Manti Te’o. Instead, the Bears selected Jonathan Bostic from the Florida Gators with the No. 50 overall pick of the second round. Bostic might not be as much of a household name as Te’o, but he was a productive four-year player for one of the top teams in the SEC. – Staff reports

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Do you have a particular stroke you consider to be your forte? I actually like my backhand. I think that’s probably my favorite shot in tennis.

GENEVA TENNIS’ NICK HUANG I don’t know, I just feel like I have more control over it. I always think it’s a stroke a lot of opponents think can be my weaker side. I’ve always just really liked the backhand.

Who’s the toughest player you’ve faced this year? Well, I think the toughest player – well, I haven’t played him yet – but I would say the toughest player is go-

ing to be Jasper Koenen from St. Charles East. I will play him later in the year, actually in a couple weeks. He’s a junior just like I am, but he went to state for singles his freshman year, and he’s an absolutely unbelievable player. I really look forward to the chance to play him later this year. I’m very excited.

Who’s been your biggest influence from a tennis standpoint? I would say probably my former coach. His name is John Kinst. He has been my coach since I’ve ever picked up a tennis racket. He was one who introduced me to the sport when I was probably around 5 years old. He’s definitely been there throughout my whole tennis career and it’s really been great to have him as a coach,

Blackhawks look to end the regular season on a good note Shaw Media sports copy editor Kevin Murphy picks his top sports events to watch this weekend:

MUST-SEE TV Pro hockey: Blackhawks at St. Louis, 7 p.m. Saturday, WGN It’s the regular season finale for the Blackhawks, who have already wrapped up the Presidents’ Trophy. It will be interesting to see how the Hawks play since goaltender Ray Emery left the Oilers game Wednesday night with a lower body injury.

SET THE DVR Pro football: NFL Draft, Day 3, 11 a.m., Saturday, ESPN, NFL Network Who will be Mr. Irrelevant? Will the Bears pick up anyone decent? Who’s left and how many small college players will get picked? You’re on the clock.

CATCH THE HIGHLIGHTS LATER Mixed martial arts: UFC 159, at Newark, N.J., 8 p.m., Saturday, PPV In the main event, UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones will defend his title for the fifth time, this time against Chael Sonnen. I’m hoping Jones wins by submission.

OF NOTE Track and field: Penn Relays, at Philadelphia, noon, Saturday, NBC Considered the oldest and

Murf’s ’Mote Kevin Murphy largest track meet in the country, the Penn Relays feature novice, high school, college and Olympic-caliber competition in from of crowds that range from 20,000-plus Thursday to more than 50,000 Saturday. While NBC will only show a few highlights from this prestigious meet that started Wednesday, the St. Charles North boys track team have sent relay teams there.

Track and field: Drake Relays, 7 p.m., Saturday, ESPN2 More than 8,000 track & field athletes will converge on Iowa’s state capital for the 104th edition of America’s Athletic Classic. Widely regarded as one of the world’s premier sporting events, the addition of nineteen medalists from the 2012 London Olympics has only heightened the anticipation and excitement for this weekend. While ESPN2 will only show a few highlights from this prestigious meet that started Wednesday, Geneva native, Aurora Christian

graduate and Iowa senior Brandon Oest will compete in the high jump. Also in the meet: Marmion graduate and Minnesota junior Andrew Larsen in the 5,000 meters; Kaneland graduate and Minnesota sophomore Logan Markuson in the pole vault and more. Maggie Gannon (Burlington Central graduate) already represented the Kane County Chronicle coverage area by winning the 4x1,600-meter relay Thursday.

College football: Iowa, spring game (tape delay), 7 p.m., Sunday, BTN St. Charles native and Marmion graduate Ryan Kolka looks to get playing time at long snapper.

College softball: Michigan at Nebraska, noon, Saturday, BTN; Michigan at Nebraska (tape delay), 2 p.m., Sunday, BTN Michigan junior utility player and Batavia graduate Katie Luetkens will try to keep the Wolverines (40-7, 16-0 Big Ten) on track for a regular season conference title.

• Agree? Disagree? Is someone from the Kane County Chronicle coverage area going to be on TV? Let Kevin Murphy know at kmurphy@ shawmedia.com.

kind of guiding me along. He was one who really made the foundation of my game and who also sparked the interest I’ve had in the sport.

Are windy days more of a challenge physically or mentally? I would say probably more mentally. Obviously, it has its physical challenges, but I think a lot of tennis players tend to be a little bit more timid when it’s windy outside and they start to kind of lose confidence in their strokes. When that happens, you kind of tighten up, and then some of those bigger points in the match, it’s a lot harder to take advantage of them because of the wind, so definitely mentally.

If you could pick any surface for Geneva’s tennis courts, what would it be?

I would pick clay surface, and the reason being, I’m a lefty, so I love the lefty spin. Sometimes it’s a new look I guess for your opponent, so on clay it acts up more. It has more of an effect on your opponent than on a hard court, so I guess I would consider it more of an advantage to play on a clay court.

Have you had the chance to have much experience somewhere on clay? I actually have. I used to play in a club called Cantigny. It’s actually right down in Wheaton. They used to have clay courts there. I played there for probably three, four years back four or five years ago and unfortunately they tore them down because they had a golf course and they needed more space.

5th grade Lady Lightning place 2nd at AAU State Tournament

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The fifth grade division of the Illinois Lady Lightning basketball league out of Lombard placed 2nd at the AAU State Tournament which ran April 5 through 7. Back Row: Lexi Moriarty, Kailey Halterman, Coach Ryan Haun, Olivia Ross, Eliza Snyder, Lindsay Blackmore. Front Row: Katie Montgomery. Danielle Dorilio, Julia Henrikson, Christine Corpuz. Not pictured: Annie Nader

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Geneva junior tennis standout Nick Huang is playing No. 1 singles during weekday dual meets and No. 1 doubles alongside Ryan Doeckel at weekend tournaments in preparation for the postseason. Chronicle sports editor Jay Schwab caught up with Huang for this week’s Weekend Chit-chat, in which Huang touched base on his preferred playing surface, the perils of wind and an upcoming matchup he’s highly anticipating. The following is an edited transcript:


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8SPORTS NEIGHBORS BULLETIN BOARD Wasco to host baseball competition Wasco Girls Fastpitch and Elite Sports Training Center will host a free Major League Baseball Pitch, Hit & Run Competition for area youth at 12 p.m today at Poynor Park, St. Charles. Pitch, Hit & Run is the official skills competition of Major League Baseball. This grass-roots program is designed to provide youngsters with an opportunity to compete free of charge, in a competition that recognizes individual excellence in core baseball/softball skills. Boys and girls are divided into four age divisions, and have the chance to advance through four levels of competition, including Team Championships at Major League ballparks and the National Finals at the MLB All-Star Game. The individual Pitching, Hitting and Running Champions, along with the All-Around Champion in each age and gender group at the Local Competition will be awarded and advance to the Sectional Level of Competition (also hosted by Wasco). All participants must bring a copy of their birth certificates and have their parents or guardian fill out a registration/waiver form before the start of the competition. For questions concerning the competition, please contact our local coordinator Denelle at

denelle@elitesportstrainingcenter.com.

‘Take Me Out To The Card Show’ coming to Geneva Blackhawks legend Denis Savard and Randy Hundley, a member of the beloved 1969 Cubs, headline a new sports card and memorabilia show coming to Fifth Third Bank Ballpark today. “Take Me Out To The Card Show” will feature autograph signings – courtesy of Authentic Autographs Plus – by Savard and Hundley as part of a unique hobby event hosted by the Kane County Cougars on the ballpark’s suite level with its beautiful views of the field and stadium. Promoter and longtime collector Dan Campana saw an opportunity to bring a new style of show to Chicago-area collectors, and used the natural connection between the hobby and a sports venue as a starting point to create it. Beyond the picturesque setting, Campana aims to offer attendees a diverse combination of dealers, activities and giveaways to create the feeling of the bigger shows on a smaller scale. “For collectors, it’s a reason to get excited about a show that’s trying something different – and

they get to go to a ballpark to do it,” Campana said. “For Cougars and baseball fans, it’s a chance to be introduced, or reintroduced, to a hobby that remains fun for kids and adults.” In addition to autographs, the show is scheduled to include, among other things, many tables with sports cards and memorabilia, pack wars, door prizes for kids wearing their youth baseball or softball jersey and a drawing to win two Super VIP passes to the 2013 National Sports Collectors Convention, which will be held in Rosemont this summer. “Take Me Out To The Card Show” runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. today, at Fifth Third Bank Ballpark, the home of the Kane County Cougars. The Cougars are in their first season as a Class-A minor league affiliate of the Chicago Cubs. Admission is free for children 12 and younger, and $3 for everyone else, with $1 of each paid admission being donated to the Cougars’ charity, Ozzie’s Outreach.

Benefit to take place in Batavia The Have a Heart Soccer Clinic, hosted by Tri-Cities High School Boys & Girls Soccer Programs will benefit COTA

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in honor of Owen Payton, a West Chicago child who needs a heart transplant. The clinic will be held from 12 to 3 p.m. May 11 at Storm Elementary School, located at 305 North Van Nortwick Ave. in Batavia. Six-year-old Owen is listed for a heart transplant at Robert and Ann Lurie Children’s Hospital in Chicago. Funds are being raised to assist with transplant-related expenses. The Have a Heart Soccer Clinic will be open to children ages 5 to 13 years old and will cost $35 dollars to register. The fee will cover the clinic, games and a T-shirt for each participating child, with 90 percent of the proceeds benefitting COTA. Pre-registration by today is

required to attend the clinic. Contact Jenna McKnight at jenna.mcknight@bps101.net to register or visit Owen’s website cotaforowenp.com to obtain a registration form. Owen was born with a congenital heart defect and was recently diagnosed with heart failure. The doctors at the Lurie Children’s Hospital in Chicago have recommended a life-saving heart transplant and placed him on the transplant list in March 2012. The Payton family needs an estimated $60,000 to pay transplant-related expenses. Follow Owen’s journey at cotaforowenp.com or visit him on Facebook at Have a Heart 4 Owen. – Kane County Chronicle


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Box of kittens provide respite from woes of world After a week that included bad news and a flooded basement, a box of kittens was just what we needed. Holly agreed. So, Sunday morning, when her brother asked, “Any news on Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (the young man, who, with his now-deceased older brother, allegedly committed acts of terrorism at the Boston Marathon and was apprehended last Friday night after being holed-up on a boat in someone’s backyard)?” I replied that I’d heard none. I wasn’t at all surprised when Holly, curled up beside me, cupped her hands and whispered, “They’re this big, Noah,” as she crooned over and cradled a tiny, imaginary kitten. I get it: killing, no matter who perpetrates it, is hard to digest. Kittens, not so hard. As the old saying goes, “My desire to be well-informed is currently at odds with my desire to remain sane.” So, yes, the way my daughter copes works for me. In fact, needing a respite from news of terrorism, manhunts and torrential rains, Holly and I headed to the Humane Society the afternoon before (dodging road-closures along the way) to volunteer. We learned that a box of five kittens was on its way in, so we readied a clean cage in the kitten room. Maybe 4 weeks old, they’d weathered the storm, too, but outside, in a woodpile. Their mother was nowhere to be found and they were hungry. So, we fed them. We’d never bottle-fed kittens before. I’d never even bottle-fed my own offspring,

TALES FROM THE MOTHERHOOD Jennifer DuBose so this was new territory for me. But Holly? She got the hang of it immediately, even managed to swing feeding two at a time, a bottle in each hand. I called her the “kitten-whisperer.” I sat nearby, at first, one tiny, orange tabby in my lap, who required a bit more coaxing to take a bottle. “Jim,” a curious, fun-loving, all-black 1-year-old cat, who’d been at the shelter a month already, reached through the bars of his cage a mere foot away. He slowly stretched out his paw, in an apparent effort to connect with the younger kitten. Not at all flustered that he couldn’t actually reach him, he simply arranged himself against the cage door with his paw outstretched, while we fed his new roommates. This simple gesture made my heart swell. Before long, the kittens (who, we discovered, seem more relaxed and feed better when in close proximity to each other, as they naturally would if they were still nursing) curled up together in a pile of pure sweetness and dropped off to sleep. When we returned to feed them again Sunday morning, this time with Noah, we learned that a foster family had been

found and was on its way to pick them up (we couldn’t take them in ourselves, as we have an older, medically challenged cat whose condition worsens when his environment changes). We fed them; they left; and we spent another hour walking the dogs and playing with the puppies before we headed home. Unbeknownst to us, however, we weren’t done, yet. A block from our house we spotted an old collie out for a romp, no leash and no person attached, so we followed him. A lanky boy soon followed, breathless and running. “He’s been running for three miles!” he said through my open window, when I slowed down to inquire. The dog showed no signs of stopping, but the boy looked wiped-out, so we offered to help. Twice, we pulled up alongside the dog and my kids jumped out to try and catch him, but he eluded them. The boy eventually caught up with us on a bike. Eventually, a good mile later, the dog’s luck finally ran out when the kids all managed to corner him against a fence where Noah was able to grab his collar. Shaking, a tired and muddy “Tucker,” as he’s apparently called, got a ride home in my car. What fun Sunday was! My children were so filled with energy and laughter as they recounted their stories, and I am grateful for that. We may not be able to do anything about, let alone understand, what transpired in Boston – or anywhere else, for that matter – but there is always

something we can do to make something, somewhere, better for someone. That’s what I want them to know. There’s always something they can do. We discussed why I wouldn’t normally recommend that they attempt to round-up a strange dog; however, this one obviously had a collar and people, one in hot pursuit. My instinct was that he was probably well-cared for and had simply gotten out, not that he was sick or rabid. He simply had spring fever, managed to sneek past someone, and had a good romp. I almost hated to end it. So yes, a box of kittens – and an old collie with a few wild oats left to sow, are just the thing, the perfect antidote, to a mad, mad world. We already miss the kittens. “Any news on the kittens being fostered?” I asked, when I called the shelter on Thursday. There wasn’t any, and the worker who answered the phone and I agreed that “no news is good news.” Ain’t that the truth? There will be more bad news, more misguided people making bad choices, but no worries. There will also be more babies to let us know that life must go on. Spring is here, and Mother Nature’s just getting started.

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

Becoming a good bird landlord I have always enjoyed watching birds in my garden, especially when they take up residence in one of my birdhouses in the spring. This year, I am determined to encourage more bird families to make their home in my yard by becoming a better landlord. What does it take to become a good landlord to birds? Provide them what

LEARNING TO GROW Suzanne Thorne they need to survive and thrive – shelter, food and water. Let’s start with shelter. Shelter comes in the form of good vegetative cover as well as man-made struc-

tures, such as birdhouses or nesting platforms. Some birds do not make their nests in man-made structures so they must be provided adequate coverage with trees and dense shrubbery. Birds will feel safer if there are dense clumps of layered vegetation in which to nest and take cover.

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Many birds make nests in man-made houses • BIRD LANDLORD Continued from page 31 There are about two dozen types of North American birds that do make their nests in man-made structures. Some of them are frequently seen in our area – Purple Martins, Chickadees, Nuthatches, Titmice and Wrens, to name a few. Some of these have particular structural requirements; others are not so fussy. In all cases, a clean house is the best house. In the spring I spend a little time cleaning out the birdhouses. The process is simple: • Remove all old nesting

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TOP: Batavia High School students bring to life the comedy “Arsenic and Old Lace.” BOTTOM: “Arsenic and Old Lace” will be performed at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, April 27, at The Batavia Fine Arts Centre in Batavia.

Center to host ‘Arsenic and Old Lace’ dinner theater KANE COUNTY CHRONICLE editorial@kcchronicle.com BATAVIA – STAGE, the parent booster group that supports theater arts at both Batavia High School and Rotolo Middle School, will sponsor a dinner fundraiser in conjunction with the comedy classic “Arsenic and Old Lace,” beginning at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, April 27, at The Batavia Fine Arts Centre, 1201 Main St., Batavia. Guests are asked to arrive to the show at 5:15 p.m. Guests will have the opportunity to dine in the Black Box theater before seeing the show performed on the main stage at 7:30 p.m. Dinner guests will be

transported to Brooklyn, New York, circa 1939, as the Black Box is transformed into the Brewster family dining room. Jason Stoffels, the chef of Enticing Cuisine, will prepare a multi-course dinner, served family-style. The dinner will end with a slice of almond-flavored Lady Baltimore cake prepared by Maevey Cakes of Batavia. In addition to the meal, each guest will receive an “Arsenic and Old Lace” souvenir glass, commemorating the event. Seating is limited. Tickets cost $25 and are available for purchase at www.BataviaFineArtsCentre.org.

GENEVA – The Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois group has planned a promotion with Buffalo Wild Wings to raise funds. Ten percent of food purchases from 11 a.m. to closing on Sunday, April 28, at the Buffalo Wild Wings at 820 Commons Drive, Geneva, will be donated to the Girl Scouts. To ensure Girl Scouts receive the funds, customers must present a flier to their server. This flier is available online at www. girlscoutsni.org. For information, contact Vicki Wright at 630-8971565, ext. 7143.

Library to present ‘The Essential P.T. Barnum’ BATAVIA – “The Essential P.T. Barnum” will be presented at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 28, at the Batavia Public Library, 10 S. Batavia Ave., Batavia. Best known for his traveling circus and his New York City Museum, Barnum also was a publisher, politician, philanthropist and entertainment promoter. Presenter William Pack reveals the life of Barnum through storytelling and recreations of historical sideshow performances. The program is part of the library’s “Sundays on Stage” series and is free. Registration is required. Register online at www.bataviapubliclibrary.org or call 630-879-1393, ext. 200.

material and bird debris • Wash with a weak solution of bleach in water to eliminate parasites and bacteria that can harm nesting birds. The ratio of bleach to water is 1:10. Be sure to rinse thoroughly to remove all traces of bleach and dry in the sun for several hours to breakdown any remaining chlorine. • Repair loose pieces and protruding nails/screws to protect the hatchlings from harm. Providing adequate food sources for birds is more than just filling a bird feeder. Having a variety of native plants and shrubs provides the best seasonal food source. A wide variety of plants in the garden will attract a diverse

bird population. Water is also essential to attracting birds. If you don’t live near a natural water source, like a pond or stream, a birdbath will work just fine. Keep the birdbath clean; refresh the water daily; and don’t fill it too deep. The depth should be shallow enough so birds can stand in it. These simple things will make your garden more attractive to birds and give you a better chance of becoming a good bird landlord.

• Suzanne Thorne is a University of Illinois Extension Master Gardener for Kane County. Call the extension office at 630-584-6166 to learn more.


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HOROSCOPE By BERNICE BEDE OSOL Newspaper Enterprise Association TODAY – The possibility of you fulfilling a number of secret ambitions looks to be pretty good in the year ahead. Your sense of timing will be better than it has been in the past. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) – If you are far too sensitive for your own good and read all kinds of slights into the actions or words of others, you’re likely to let the least little thing ruin your day. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) – There’s a good chance that most of your perceptions won’t be in line with reality. You’ll allow your imagination to make erroneous judgments that won’t serve your interests. CANCER (June 21-July 22) – Do your best to accomplish as many essential tasks as possible early in the day. As the afternoon closes in, your sense of priorities might dissolve. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) – It’ll be important to guard against your more extravagant inclinations. If you lack control, you won’t be too effective at managing your resources. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) – Involvements with others are likely to go much smoother when conducted early in the day. Don’t wait until the afternoon, when everyone’s patience will be wearing thin. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) – There is a strong possibility that you might judge people based on your emotions rather than your logic. If you do, others will evaluate you in the same manner. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) – If you feel compelled to keep up with the Joneses, you’ll quickly exhaust your resources. Status isn’t worth bankruptcy. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) – Be realistic regarding the demands you make of loved ones. Without realizing it, you might expect more of them then they’re able to give. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) – If you have some confidential information that you’re anxious to talk about, make certain that you don’t spill the beans to the wrong people. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) – Because you’re likely to be unusually receptive to investment proposals, be extra careful that you can tell the good from the bad. Don’t act impulsively. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) – You’re opening yourself up for disappointment if you expect credit for an accomplishment that you have yet to achieve. Do what needs doing, be patient and let your deeds speak for themselves. ARIES (March 21-April 19) – To be successful, you must be tenacious and quick on your feet. If one of these elements is missing, you won’t have much to boast about.

As holocaust museum marks 20 years, ‘an unlikely voice’ speaks up By LONNAE O’NEAL PARKER The Washington Post WASHINGTON – Rebecca Dupas always begins her tours of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum with questions for students. “Why do we start with this image?” she’ll ask at the fourth-floor entrance to the permanent exhibition. Standing before photos from the 1945 liberation of the Dachau concentration camp, she points out shadows, juxtapositions, paradoxes – a half-dressed figure with the haggard face of a middle-age man and the spindly legs of a child. They enter Holocaust history where American soldiers entered it, she’ll say, as she begins to introduce students slowly to industrial dehumanization and mass murder; to the philosophical underpinnings of the Nazi Final Solution. The petite African-American woman, in her dark denims and patent-leather flats, seems scarcely more than a student herself. And she remembers the student she once was when she visited the museum for the first time, then came back, then took classes, then led tours, and now works there full time and sometimes writes poems about survivors. Nearly 20 years ago, the museum began the Bringing the Lessons Home program in an effort to make Holocaust history relevant to young people in inner-city Washington. Twenty years from now, Holocaust survivors may all be dead and what was lived history will pass into distance with only artifacts left behind. Whether Holocaust history will matter deeply, when sur-

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Rebecca Dupas was introduced to the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum when she was in high school, and it proved to be a life-changing encounter. vivors can no longer give it voice, is a source of reflection as the museum marks its 20th anniversary this week. People such as Dupas play a central role in that. Dupas, 31, is now a coordinator of leadership programs for the museum, but she sometimes still gives tours, as she did in March when she posted an invitation on Facebook for friends to visit. Her knowledge of the permanent collection extends not just to key places and dates and people, but also to a recognition of how long students need to pause at the Tower of Faces and where they’ll cry. It extends to the realization that while she can draw obvious modern-day parallels, students have to make their own links. It’s how the history becomes personal. She points out Nazi charts on racial superiority and images of Jewish-only benches. She used to point out “Colored Only” similarities, but stopped. “More often than not,

someone will say, ‘Just like the South, or civil rights,’” she says. In a section on radio propaganda, students cite the centrality of local urban stations to their own lives and invoke modern radio programs that broadcast hate talk. “The more sophisticated groups understand that there’s still propaganda going on. My job is to set up the possibility of that connection. It will click in now, or it will click in later.” Dupas was born in Louisiana and moved to Prince George’s County, Md., with her mother, a correctional officer, and sister, when her parents split up. She has lived in Washington, Prince George’s and Baltimore. After graduating from Towson University, where she studied English and secondary education, she taught high school literature before joining the museum full time last year. She’d learned about the holocaust museum as a junior in high school and the following year she applied

for the Bringing The Lessons Home program. There were only two paragraphs about the Holocaust in the history books “and I just had so many questions,” Dupas says. “Every Tuesday or Thursday, once a week for 12 weeks, I would take the Metro to the museum and we would have classes in the morning.” Students had to tour their families through the museum to graduate. That summer, she attended the museum’s Summer Youth Leadership Seminar, where they met up with youth organizations from around the country. She felt honored to be selected, to be associated with a prestigious museum. She was given a travel stipend for the commute, and at 18, began touring visitors as a part-time ambassador, interacting with survivors and creating poems from it. She worked as a tour guide, in visitor services and archives, and as a part-time program coordinator. While at Towson, she coordinated a series of programs between the Black Student Union and Hillel. “That was the very thing I learned to do working at the museum,” she says. To “use the history to have a broader conversation about human relationships.” She has sometimes had to answer questions about her involvement with the museum, which seems to some inorganic. “The question would always be, ‘Why the Holocaust?’ I do recall someone saying why not the Great Blacks in Wax Museum.” The answer, Dupas says, is because the holocaust museum offered her the opportunity.

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Teen’s dating plan begins with proving maturity Dear Abby: I am a 13-year-old girl and my parents won’t let me date. I believe I am mature for my age and won’t do anything foolish. I don’t know why my parents are being like this. Please give me some advice on how to persuade them. – Really Ready In New Hampshire Dear Really Ready: Although you think you are ready to start dating, your parents will have to make the ultimate decision on when you enter the “dating game.” Their decision will most likely be based on whether you have demonstrated the beginnings of emotional maturity. Dear Abby: I have been married for 27 years to a man who is a church pastor. We have had to move every six to eight years, partly because he was repeatedly unfaithful. We have gone through his alcoholism, gambling and womanizing, and my two suicide attempts. We have been trying to work things out, but I suspect that he’s back to his old ways. I feel trapped, and I don’t know how to fix my life at this point. Have you any suggestions? – Trapped On The East Coast

DEAR ABBY Jeanne Phillips Dear Trapped: You will have to do it in stages. The first should be to talk with a licensed therapist who is not associated with the church. It will help you to clarify your thinking and become more emotionally stabilized. Next, continue looking for full-time employment. If necessary, start by volunteering. It will help to widen your circle of acquaintances and perhaps lead to a job. Then, once you are feeling better about yourself, you will be better able to decide what to do about your unhappy marriage. Dear Abby: After being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis last year, I moved 900 miles from home. Shortly after the move, my dog had to be put to sleep. Because of all the stress, my M.S. flared up and I was admitted to the hospital.

After my third day there I was lonely, so I went to the gift shop (the Pink Smock) and bought myself some pretty flowers as a pick-me-up. While I was paying for them, the ladies behind the counter asked me if I needed a card for the flowers. I explained I was buying them for myself because I was alone. After I returned to my room, about an hour later more flowers arrived. The card read: “Feel Better Soon! From the Ladies at the Pink Smock.” Abby, that has to be the most thoughtful thing a stranger has ever done for me, and I wanted to share it. I am so touched! – Rachel In Sanford, N.C. Dear Rachel: Your letter is an example of what strong medicine an act of kindness can be. I don’t know which hospital the Pink Smock is in, but whoever runs it should know what an asset those caring women in the gift shop are. Kudos to them, and I hope you are doing much better now. • Write Dear Abby at www. dearabby.com.

The right words give doctors clues for treating neck pain Dear Doctor K: My neck hurts, but my doctor hasn’t been able to figure out why. I think if I had the words to better describe my pain, it might give him the clues he needs. Can you help? Dear Reader: Many of my patients have trouble describing their discomfort beyond telling me “it hurts.” Even a slightly more specific description can help me identify – or exclude – a particular diagnosis. To better describe your neck pain, start with the following questions. Be prepared to answer them next time you see your doctor: • How severe is the pain? On a scale of 1 (least pain) to 10 (most pain), how bad is it? • If the pain changes with different movements, how bad is it at its least painful, and how bad is it at its most painful? • What movements of the head, neck, shoulders or back make the pain better, and what movements make it worse? • Are your neck and shoulders stiff? Does it seem like more work than usual to move them? • How would you describe the pain? Is it an ache, is it sharp, is it just in one spot or does it travel

ASK DOCTOR K Anthony L. Komaroff (for example, into your arm)? • Do you feel pain only when you turn your head, or does the pain get worse when you turn your head? • Along with the pain, do you have any other symptoms? For example, is your arm or hand weak? Neck pain can vary a great deal based on what’s causing it. Use the following descriptions to help explain your symptoms: • Muscle pain causes aching or sore neck and shoulder muscles. Muscles may develop hard knots that are sore to the touch. • A muscle spasm is a sudden, powerful contraction of neck muscles. The muscle usually feels painful, tight or knotted, and may be temporarily difficult to move. • Neck-related headache is usually felt in the back of the head and upper neck. It is typically dull or aching, rather than sharp. It is often accompanied by stiffness and tenderness of neck

muscles. • The facet joints are where two spine bones (vertebrae) contact each other. Often described as deep, sharp or aching, facet joint pain typically worsens if you lean your head toward the affected side. It may radiate to your shoulder or upper back. • Nerve pain may be sharp, fleeting, severe, or accompanied by pins and needles. The pain may shoot down your arm or into your hand. Also tell your doctor about your non-pain symptoms: • Stiffness, tightness and rigidity in the muscles. Bending or moving your neck may be difficult or cause sharp pain. • Limited range of motion. This is evident in a reduced ability to flex and extend your neck and bend or rotate your head from side to side. The more specific you can be about your neck pain, the more your doctor can help you.

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

Teen feels like birth parents abandoned her Dr. Wallace: I’m 14 and recently was told by my mom and dad that they are not my birth parents. I was really shocked. I love these two people very much, but I strongly despise my birth mother who didn’t love me enough to keep me, so she gave me away to a couple of strangers. Some teens want to find their birth mothers and even fathers, but I’m not interested in the least. To all mothers out there who gave their own flesh and blood away to strangers, I hope your conscience still bothers you. I feel abandoned! – Nameless, Moline Dear Nameless: There are many reasons why a mother gives up her baby to a loving couple. Almost always, she does it because she loves the infant deeply, but knows she cannot care for him or her properly. Seldom does a birth mom lightly “abandon” her flesh and blood. Please read the following letter from a woman who was adopted. Her message may cause you to rethink your feelings about your birth mother. Dr. Wallace: I want to express my admiration for all the mothers who had the love and courage to give their babies up for adoption so the child would have a better chance at life. I was adopted as an infant (I’m now 24, with a family of my own), and I thank the Good Lord daily for the wise decision my birth mother made when she placed me up for adoption to a loving husband and wife. Having a baby of my own, I finally understand how much my birth mother loved me and how difficult it must have been to make that choice. My adoptive parents gave me the kind of family that my birth mother

’TWEEN 12 & 20 Robert Wallace wished for me – a home full of love, stability and nurturing. I want to assure my birth mother that her decision to allow me to be loved by adoptive parents was the right one. I ask the Lord to bless my birth mother and father for their love, courage and compassion. That unselfish love is the essence of life. How extraordinary; how beautiful! – Meghan, Lake Mary, Fla. Dear Meghan: Thanks for your sincere and encouraging letter. It will bring joy and peace to the lives of the many young women who have given their children to loving, adoptive parents. Dr. Wallace: I read your column about the 19-year-old boy marrying the 16-year-old girl. I hope it works out for them, but I agree with you regarding young marriages. Your advice to wait until the girl was 18 and out of high school was excellent advice. My husband was 18, and I was 16 when we married, and that was seven years ago. We’ve had our problems, but we love each other very much. I don’t regret marrying him, but when I think of the many things that I missed in high school, including the prom and graduation, I sometimes wish we had waited a few more years. – Nameless, Talladega, Ala.

Dear Nameless: Thanks for sharing your experiences with us. The important thing is that you have a happy marriage. • Email Dr. Robert Wallace at rwallace@ galesburg.net.


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Bob Woodward, an investigative journalist who is an associate editor for The Washington Post, said, “The central dilemma in journalism is that you don’t know what you don’t know.” South might believe he faces a dilemma in this deal. He opens one club, which might be with only a three-card suit. When his partner responds one heart, should he rebid two clubs to confirm that he has a real club suit, or one spade to show his major? For experienced players, this is not a dilemma. They love majors and dislike minors. South must rebid one spade. (If he rebids two clubs, he categorically denies a four-card major.) If North does not raise spades, South can bid clubs again on the next round to show his length in that suit. Then, North has enough to raise to two spades, which promises four-card support. South re-evaluates and jumps to four spades, hoping in particular to establish and run his club suit. West leads the diamond king. When East signals encouragingly with the 10, West continues the suit. How should South play after ruffing the third diamond? Declarer should realize that a club discard on dummy’s heart king is a red herring. Instead, he should play to establish his club suit. The best line is to cash the club ace, play two rounds of trumps ending on the board, and lead another club. If East follows, South should put up his king, although if that is then ruffed, he will go down. Bridge often involves some guesswork. Here, East does best to discard, but South wins, ruffs a club in the dummy, and must end with 10 tricks.

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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

BATAVIA Batavia Neighborhood

FRI & SAT APRIL 26 & 27 9AM - 2PM 2S641 PARTRIDGE RD. Lamps, art work, rugs, linens, clothing, furniture, storage shed, garden tools, books - True exercise bike, light fixtures, gas grill

& MUCH MORE!! Follow Kane County Chronicle on Twitter @kcchronicle

10 Garage sales! 4/26 and 4/27 9am-3pm. Rain or shine!

Prairie to Hart to Wind Energy Pass & Raddant.

Batavia

Sat 4/27 8am-2pm 2S250 Meadow Dr Washer/dryer, children's clothes, car seat, and much much more!

REAL ESTATE AUCTION

Call 630-513-8600

Be sure to include a photo of your pet, home, auto or merchandise.

ANNUAL TOWN of CORTLAND GARAGE SALES/ CRAFT & VENDOR SHOW MAY 3 & 4

AURORA

EOE

for St. Charles Attorney/CPA office. Extensive Quickbooks expertise required. Quickbooks Pro Advisor certification a plus.

Sodexo will require a background check and drug screen for these positions. EOE, M/F/D/V

Email: classified@ shawsuburban.com Fax: 815-477-8898 or online at: www.KCChronicle.com

DeKalb County Rehab & Nursing Center has a part time position available in our Dietary Department on the Day Shift (6:15am 2:30pm). Must be 16 years of age or older to apply. Some weekends & holidays are required. Starting wage is $8.25 per hour.

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!

DeKalb County Rehab & Nursing Center

Interested candidates may call 815-334-3947.

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DIETARY AIDE

3 BAGS LOST AT GENEVA COMMONS

CARRIER ROUTES AVAILABLE IN KANE COUNTY Early morning delivery 5 days per week. No delivery on Sunday and Monday. Must sign a contract and have valid license and insurance.

Call 630-443-3607

ELECTRONICS, FURNITURE CLOTHES, HOUSEHOLD ITEMS EVERYTHING MUST GO Geneva

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. Find. Buy. Sell. All in one place... HERE! Everyday in Kane County Chronicle Classified

FRI & SAT APRIL 26 & 27 9AM - 4PM 2904 ARBOR LN. Kirk & Butterfield Furniture, professional camera equipment & supplies, arcade size Packman game, golf equipment, lots of lawn & garage items, ladders, tools, patio furniture & MUCH MORE!

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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Roger & Dorothy Johnson, owners of the following described Real Estate, will be offering it at Public Auction. Sale will be held on site at 224 Nebraska Street, Elburn, IL 60119.

SATURDAY, MAY 11TH, 2013 10:00 AM SHARP AuctionZip.com info and photos Listing #: 1748502 GO2Wegenerauctions.com

Turn of the century home situated on a 1+/- acre lot in the heart of Elburn with mature trees, outbuilding w/a loft & the feeling of country living all within walking distance to downtown shopping & dining. Features include 4-5 bedrooms, large dining, living room & parlor all with beautiful hardwood floors. Eat in kitchen has plenty of room & all appliances stay. Basement is full & unfinished. 1st Floor full bath rounds out the inside of the home. Mechanics include GFA furnace w/ central air, C/B, 40 gal hot water heater, asphalt shingle roof, & solid windows. Lot has the potential of being divided by new owner. This property has been in the family for 100 years & holds many opportunities for the right person.

For more information or to schedule a private viewing contact Auctioneer, Joe Wegener at 815-766-0756. Terms: $5,000.00 down day of sale with balance due on or before June 11th, 2013 at which time full possession will be given. Seller to provide owners policy of title insurance, and a Deed conveying the Real Estate to the buyer. Successful bidder is required to sign a Real Estate Contract to Purchase on the day of sale. Property is being sold in “AS-IS CONDITION” with no disclosures, and no contingencies are being offered in relation to sale of another home or financing. Sellers have the right to accept or refuse any and all bids on the day of sale. Any and All announcements made day of sale take precedence over all prior advertising or statements made.

ROGER & DOROTHY JOHNSON ATTORNEY FOR THE REAL ESTATE; LESLIE BLEIFUSS BLEIFUSS LAW, LTD, ELBURN, IL 630-365-2700

Joe Wegener, Auctioneer. Lisc. # 440.000375 Ph: 815-766-0756 Chris Wegener, Auctioneer. Lisc. #440.000267 Ph: 815-451-2820 Showing Agent: Bonnie White 630-878-1727 Email: djwauctions@comcast.net


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CAMPTON HILLS 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!

Elgin

Saturday & Sunday 9am – 4pm

1140 Delta Ct. Furniture, Small Kitchen Appliances, Dining Rm Set w/Cabinet, Kitchen Table & Chairs, Coffee Makers, Clocks Glassware, Kitchen Utensils and more.

GENEVA

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

GENEVA THURS, FRI, SAT APRIL 25, 26, 27 8AM - 4PM 533 NELSON DR. Baby/kids clothes & toys, exercise equipment, TV's & electronics/PS2 Games, misc household items, holiday décor, bikes, patio chairs, ETC!

NORTH AURORA

ST. CHARLES

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

Silver Glen to Brookhaven

DOUBLE SINK – Smooth concrete. 48 x 16 x 18. $35. 847-515-8012 Huntley area

Thur., Fri.& Sat. 9am - 4pm 39W180 CRESCENT LN

Navajo rug, furniture, computer desk & chair, housewares, Rockwell Christmas Village, Southern Home Galleries Oil Painting Living, Misc., Select Comfort King #387936 by Petrina 12.5" x 14.5" Some minor stress cracks $25. Numbers Bed and more! 630-464-7049 St. Charles PAINTING - Home Galleries Painting by B. Coltman Framed #396319 LEATHER JACKET - Ladies Harley 12.5" x 14.5" $35 630-464-7049 Davidson. New without tags. Size St. Charles XL. Received jacket as a gift and PAINTING - Home Galleries Oil have never worn it. $269 obo. Painting by Nathan #409373 630-518-5595 13"x15" $30. 630-464-7049 St. Charles Dryer. Maytag. Gas. White. Great condition. $299. 630-973-3528

Vintage/Antique Open Air Market

Early Buying Apr 25, 4-7p Apr 26 & 27, 9-5

1612 Abington Lane

25151 N 1st St

Saturday 4/27 8-3

Saturday / Sunday 9am

Sycamore, IL

Furniture, decor, household

Fishing Sale of crankbaits, jigs, plastics, lures, spinners, rods, reels, line, trolling motor

Join us in the Country for an Eclectic Mix of Wares

3373 Hillcrest

GENEVA

HUGE

UMBRELLA

MOVING SALE

Cash or Check Only

Record collection. 78 LP records. 800 total. Old and new. Make offer 847-515-8012 Cash only. STORAGE CABINET from IKEA 5 plastic drawers. $55. 630-232-1982

APRIL 25, 26, 27 8am-3pm 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

ST CHARLES BUSTING AT THE SEAMS SALE! Furniture, Kitchen Items, Tools, Motorcycle Parts and more! Sat 4/27 & Sun 4/28 9:00am – 1:00pm

1402 S 4th St

St. Charles, IL 60174 Cash Only

GENEVA ST CHARLES FOX MILL COMMUNITY GARAGE SALE

HUGE RUMMAGE & BAKE SALE GENEVA UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

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

ST. CHARLES

211 HAMILTON THURS, APR 25 6PM - 8PM FRI, APR 26 9AM - 7PM SAT, APR 27 9AM - NOON (SAT $5 BAG SALE)

4N751 REDWOOD LANE

SAT 9AM-4PM SUN 10AM-3PM Ceramic dish set, floor lamps, dish rack, air purifier, electric deck heat lamps, and much more! LOT OF NEW STUFF! Check us out online

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BICYCLE RACK Swagman, 2 bike plateform, has wheel holder. Fits 1-1/4” trailer hitch, $75. 630-557-2267

I BUY CARS, TRUCKS, VANS & SUVs

Will BUY UR USED CAR, TRUCK, SUV,

MOST CASH

Will beat anyone's price by $300.

WILL BEAT ANY QUOTE GIVEN!! $400 - $2000 “don't wait.... call 2day”!!

Will pay extra for Honda, Toyota & Nissan

* 815-575-5153 *

815-814-1964

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

Buying? Selling? Renting? Hiring?

Digital Camera: made exclusively for nature photography, new in box was $249 now $110 630-443-6971

A-1 AUTO

1990 & Newer

!!!!!!!!!!!

or

815-814-1224

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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

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

630-879-8300 COUNTRY VIEW APARTMENTS 1 & 2 bd apts available. $550$625 Clean Quiet country setting, close to downtown Genoa. Lots of updates. Call 815-784-4606

ELBURN 2BR CONDO STYLE Appliances, W/D, A/C, extra storage. No pets, $875/mo, utilities incl. DIRT BIKES 815-375-0132 2008 Kawasaki KLX 140 $1400, 2006 Kawasaki KLX 125 $1100, Geneva West. 2BR, all appls. 2007 Shoreline 3 bike trailer $800. Garage. Lease+sec. No pets. All 3 for $2600. 815-756-1509 $825/mo. 630-232-4963

Geneva ~ 2BR. Walk to train Fireplace, sunroom, W/D $1100/mo. 630-640-9688

PEPPER VALLEY APARTMENTS 2 BDRM ~ 2 BATH $1020 - $1030 Fireplace, heat, gas, water incl. St. Charles $$ 2020 Dean St. $$ A/C, D/W, disposal, microwave, blinds, patios, clubhouse, pool. SteD2-E Over 2000 sq ft. Garages available, small pets OK. $279,000. Your Choic R. E. Services. Marie 630-567-3300 Have a photo you'd like to share? Upload it to our online photo album at KCChronicle.com/MyPhotos

630-232-7226 St. Charles - Newly Renovated 1BR $650 and 2BR $850. NO PETS! 630-841-0590

Star Wars Action Figures $7 & Up. otarget656@aol.com 630-740-9156

OPEN SUNDAY, APRIL 28 TH • 1:00-3:30 PM

BMX BIKE, GT FRAME Odyssey pedals and fork, primo. 30” sprocket. 20” wheels & more. $150/ obo. 630-761-8572

Avon Days of the Week Bear Collection, Monday & Wednesday New in Boxes $10 for both 630-464-7049 St.Charles Hummel Crystal Trinket Box by Avon Still in Box. Never Displayed. Like New $425. 630-464-7049. St. Charles

!!!!!!!!!!!

Full Starter Kit Drumset includes: 5 drums & 2 cymbals $300.00 obo For details call or text 402-305-8488

4-FAMILY GARAGE SALE in North Mill Creek Subdivision Randall to Keslinger, west to 39W215 & 39W205 Bartelt Rd. THURS., FRI. & SAT.

Saturday, April 27, 2013 • Page 39

2003 Corvette Convertible 50th Anniversary, red w/tan top, 1 owner, 14,500 miles, asking $30,000 630-377-5477

TEAPOTS - Telltale Hand Painted 2004 Acura TL Teapots. Biddy Brophy's Grocery Excellent shape driven back and Store. Still in Box #33341 $25 forth to work. new timing belt, wa630-464-7049 St. Charles ter pump. Navy blue w grey leather, Navigation, 6cd, xm radio, service records. Mileage 152,385. Price $7250 Call 773-558-6398

MEDIA CONSOLE

Crate Barrel, color Espresso, 48x19x20, $100/obo. 630-677-1477

2007 NISSAN SENTRA $9500. 815-757-0336

TV CABINET/ARMOIRE

2008 Ford Escape

French Provincial by Tom Price. 22”x42”x82”, very good condition. Originally $2400, asking $299. 630-587-8388

Mower ~ Craftsman 5HP, 20” push mulching mower Excellent condition, $35. 630-879-3192

REAR ENGINE RIDING MOWER Snapper, 12.5HP, 28”, $1000. 630-557-2267

$11,500.00 Excellent Condition. Metallic Red,4 Door 4 Cyl., A/C, 32 MPG. 92K Miles, Cloth Interior AM/FM CD Player. Call after 5PM. 630-661-7125 Wake up with Kane County Chronicle 5 days a week. For Home Delivery, call 800-589-9363

0 Middle or 8N895 Gordon Lane South Elgin Two Address ~ Great Property $259,900 On an acre of land, Brick Ranch with Brick Outbuilding!!! Perfect for self employeds. Call Marie for information.

Marie DeMaria Broker 630-567-3300 Your Choice Real Estate Services


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Page 40 â&#x20AC;˘ Saturday, April 27, 2013 s y whom it may concern, file your anst swer to the Petition in the action or ST. CHARLES 1 MO FREE! otherwise file your appearance Lrg 1BR $769, Lrg 2BR from $829/mo. Incl heat, water, cook- therein, in said Circuit Court of Wining gas, Appliances & laundry. nebago County, 400 West State Street, in the City of Rockford, Illi630-584-1685 nois, on or before the 20th day of May, 2013, a default may be entered against you at any time after that day and a judgment entered in ST. CHARLES 2BR,1.5BA accordance with the prayer of said A/C, W/D, all appl, basement, Petition. large deck, garage. No pets/ No smoking. $1250/mo. Avail 6/1 Dated: April 18, 2013 630-232-2054 ~ 630-567-2054 St. Charles Hunt Club: 2BR, 2BA, all appl., A/C, heated garage, secure building, avail 6/1, no pets $1200+sec. 630-584-0768

Thomas A. Klein Clerk of the Circuit Court By Deputy Clerk PREPARED BY:

Cortland ~ 2 story, 2 bedroom JAMES E. TUNNEBERG (#311)

washer/dryer hookups, gar., yard, GUYER & ENICHEN, P.C. nice neighborhood. $800/mo. 2601 Reid Farm Road, Suite B 815-522-6009 or 815-761-5944 Rockford, Illinois 61114 (815) 636-9600

Geneva Great Location!

(Published in the Kane County Chronicle April 20, 27, May 4, 2013)

PUBLIC NOTICE

PUBLIC NOTICE

ASSUMED NAME PUBLICATION NOTICE

ASSUMED NAME PUBLICATION NOTICE

Public Notice is hereby given that on April 16, 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 DEBBIE'S KITCHEN located at 609 CARLISLE ROAD, BATAVIA, IL 60510.

Public Notice is hereby given that on April 16, 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 LEGACY GIFT TREE, located at 698 WATERSIDE DRIVE, SOUTH ELGIN, IL 60177.

Dated: April 16, 2013. /s/ John A. Cunningham Kane County Clerk

/s/ John A. Cunningham Kane County Clerk

(Published in the Kane County (Published in the Kane County Chronicle, April 20, 27, May 4, Chronicle, April 20, 27, May 4, 2013.) 2013.)

PUBLIC NOTICE ASSUMED NAME PUBLICATION NOTICE

Public Notice is hereby given that on April 25, 2013 a certificate was filed in the office of the County PUBLIC NOTICE Clerk of Kane County, Illinois, setting forth the names and addresses IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE of all persons owning, conducting SIXTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT and transacting the business KANE COUNTY, ILLINOIS known as FOX VALLEY CRAFTS ST. CHARLES ~ MEN ONLY located at 2S352 HART ROAD, Free utils, incl cable & internet 13 MR 259 BATAVIA, IL 60510. (except phone). $120/week. NOTICE OF PUBLICATION 630-370-2823 or 630-377-2823 REGARDING NAME CHANGE Dated: April 25, 2013. 2BR, 2 bath, appliances, W/D, no pets/smoking, 2 car garage. $1600/mo + sec, available now. 630-845-8566

Dated: April 16, 2013.

Public notice is hereby given that /s/ John A. Cunningham on June, 2013, in Courtroom No. Kane County Clerk 110, of the Kane County Courthouse, 100 South Third, Geneva, (Published in the Kane County Illinois, at the hour of 9:30 A.M. or Chronicle, April 27, May 4, 11, ST. CHARLES as soon thereafter as this matter 2013.) Off/Ware Space may heard, a Petition will be heard 1,568sf - 19,000sf. in said Courtroom for the change of PUBLIC NOTICE name of HANIF MOHAMMED Docks/Drive-Ins ESSA to MICHAEL ESSA pursuant Aggressive Move-In Package ASSUMED NAME to 735 ILCS 5/21-101 et seq. 630-355-8094 PUBLICATION NOTICE www.mustangconstruction.com Dated March 22, 2013 at AuroPublic Notice is hereby given ra, Illinois. that on April 16, 2013 a certificate was filed in the office of the County /s/ Hanif Mohammed Essa Petitioner Clerk of Kane County, Illinois, setting forth the names and addresses GENEVA, ELGIN, OFFICE / (Published in the Kane County of all persons owning, conducting WAREHOUSE, 1500 sf. and transacting the business Chronicle, March 30, April 6 & 13, 10x12 overhead door. known as FOX VIRTUAL TOURS, 2013.) For sale/lease, $1200/mo. located at 100 ILLINOIS STREET, Dearborn, 630-894-1277 ext 11 SUITE 200, ST. CHARLES, IL PUBLIC NOTICE 60174. IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE Dated: April 16, 2013. SIXTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT KANE COUNTY, ILLINOIS /s/ John A. Cunningham Kane County Clerk 13 MR 383 NOTICE OF PUBLICATION (Published in the Kane County REGARDING NAME CHANGE Chronicle, April 20, 27, May 4, 2013.) Public notice is hereby given that on June 17, 2013, in Courtroom No. 110, of the Kane County Courthouse, 100 South Third Street, Geneva, Illinois, at the hour PUBLIC NOTICE of 9:30 A.M. or as soon thereafter as this matter may heard, a Petition ADOPTION NOTICE will be heard in said Courtroom for STATE OF ILLINOIS the change of name of Peter Keith Cherry to Peter Karl Masters pursuant to 735 ILCS 5/21-101 et STATE OF ILLINOIS IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE seq. 17TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT Dated April 15, 2013 at COUNTY OF WINNEBAGO St. Charles, (Kane Co), Illinois

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/s/ Peter Keith Cherry Petitioner (Published in the Kane County Chronicle, April 20, 27, & May 4, 2013.)

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No. 0414 “MY TREAT” By Elizabeth C. Gorski / Edited by Will Shortz

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74 “Of course, señor!” 75 ___ Balls (bygone snack cakes) 77 Sevilla cheer 79 Topper

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88 Breyers competitor

91 Kind of voyage?

92 “With any luck!” 93 Stopped playing games

96 Making, as one’s way

97 Place of peace and simplicity

101 Muse of astronomy 105 Scot’s language

106 “I’ll answer your questions” 111 Spurn, as a lover

112 Monroe of the N.B.A.

113 Comedy routine 114 ___-rock

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Saturday, April 27, 2013 • Page 43 Bethlehem Lutheran Church 1145 N. 5th Ave. St. Charles, IL 60174 1 mile N. of Rt. 64 on Rt. 25, (630) 584-2199 www.bethlehemluth.org Sunday Worship: 8:00 a.m./ 9:15 a.m./ 10:30 a.m. Adult Learning, Sundays: 9:15 am/10:30 am Worship on Saturdays 5:30 p.m. Uplift on Saturdays 6:30 pm Teen led Praise Gathering Bethelem Preschool Center: Full Day Child Care/Half dayPreschool 630-584-6027

Faith Lutheran Church

ASSEMBLIES OF GOD !

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

BAPTIST !

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

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

CATHOLIC !

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

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

St. Patrick Catholic Church

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

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Batavia Covenant Church, Preschool

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

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Bethany Lutheran Church

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

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

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

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

St. Mark’s Lutheran Church & Preschool

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

METHODIST !

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

PRESBYTERIAN !

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

UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST !

Congregational Church of Batavia

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


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