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Antonio Gualtieri surveys damage to his home in the Valley View area of St. Charles Township after the Fox River flooded April 18.

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Wasco Nursery hosts art gallery By BRENDA SCHORY bschory@shawmedia.com CAMPTON HILLS – Wasco Nursery and Garden Center, 41W781 Route 64, Campton Hills, now has a new way to celebrate the beauty of nature – with an art gallery. The small gallery space, called “A Gallery of Nature” will feature artists who interpret nature using a variety of media, said Cheryl Monzinga, marketing manager for the nursery. “It has a long wall, and it is part of our sales room, but we really did not want to put product up there,” Monzinga said. “And so we have thought it would be a perfect place to display artwork.” Fatima Figueiredo, a transparent watercolorist who lives in Geneva, is the first artist to have her work displayed. Figueriedo is a member of the Wayne Art League, the Transparent Watercolor Society of America and painted the mural “Once upon a time” at the Geneva History Center among her other commissioned works. Monzinga said officials worked with Sharon Schmidt of Cultural Connection, to set up the gallery and find the artists. “She had access to different artists, and she picked different artists with a connection with nature,” Monzinga said. “We’re just thrilled with it. It seems it’s been well-received.” Monzinga said an artist reception will be scheduled later in May for Figueriedo.

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Artwork by Fatima Figueiredo, a transparent watercolorist who lives in Geneva, will be featured at Wasco Nursery and Garden Center’s gallery space, “A Gallery of Nature.” The artwork will be on display until the end of May.

If you go n Who: Geneva artist Fatima Figueiredo n What: A Gallery of Nature n Where: Wasco Nursery and Garden Center, 41W781 Route 64, Campton

Hills n When: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday n Why: To feature a different artist’s interpretation of nature every five weeks n Contact: 630-584-4424 or www.wasconursery.com Schmidt, of Campton Hills, said she just started her company after working in the arts all of her life and is a past board member of Norris Cultural Arts Center board. “I work as a facilitator be-

tween companies, individuals and groups that are interested in either having any art form, artist or gallery or cultural connections,” Schmidt said. “I don’t think this concept exists, and I’m thrilled that business-

es are opening their doors to culture and uplifting people and having culture come to them.” Schmidt said she went to the Wasco Nursery with the concept of implementing a gallery there, along with a professional system for hanging the art. “I started it this year, and my first contract is with Wasco Nursery and Garden Center,” Schmidt said. “I’m just more than pleased and thrilled to be involved and have them so receptive of the arts.” Although a website is in progress, Schmidt can be contacted at culturalconnection@ comcast.net.

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Where did you grow up? Elburn Who would play you in the movie of your life? George C. Scott What was your first job? Paper boy As a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up? Heavy equipment operator What did you become? Drywall finisher Is there a movie you would recommend? “Patton” What is your favorite charity? Elburn Lions Club Do you have any hobbies? Riding my Harley. Collecting Lions pins. Do you play any instruments? In high school, I played Sousaphone. What is your favorite local restaurant? Fireside Grille What is the best part of being in the Lions Club? Being able to actually see the fruits of your labor. What is an interesting factoid about yourself? I once walked across a bed of red hot coals. It was in New Lenox. And it’s not fake. It’s the real thing.

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Elburn Chamber plans golf outing WHAT: The Elburn Chamber of Commerce Golf Outing is set. There will be a silent auction and door prizes, and the chamber is seeking gift certificates from businesses. WHEN: June 6. Registration begins at 11 a.m., with a shotgun start set for noon. The dinner starts at 5:30 p.m. WHERE: Hughes Creek Golf Club, 1749 Spring Valley Drive, Elburn COST: Participants can opt for a golf and a steak dinner for $125, golf only for $95 and a steak dinner only for $35. INFO: Call 630-365-4400 or 630-365-6569.

Garage sale to benefit H.E.L.P. WHAT: Homes for Endangered and Lost Pets’ annual garage sale will be held. Donations are appreciated and may be dropped off after 6 p.m. weekdays and all day on May 17. The sale will not accept computer equipment or large electronics, large

exercise equipment, children’s car seats or high chairs, or clothing. Donors are urged to call first for large items. All proceeds benefit H.E.L.P foster animals. WHEN: May 18 WHERE: 39 Walnut Circle, Sugar Grove INFO: For sale questions, call Cheryl after 6 p.m. at 630-466-7958.

Bingo at the Elburn Lions Club WHAT: The Elburn Lions Club will host its final bingo night of the season. The public is invited. Food and drink are available to buy. Proceeds go toward Elburn Lions Charities for the sight and hearing impaired. WHEN: Friday. Doors open at 5 p.m. Early bird bingo starts at 6:30 p.m., followed by the first of four progressive raffles. Regular bingo games start at 7 p.m. and will include two split-the-pot games. WHERE: At the clubhouse, 500 Filmore St., Elburn INFO: Call 630-365-6315.

Car-seat checks in Sugar Grove WHAT: The Sugar Grove Fire Department will have a car-seat check. No appointments are needed. WHEN: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 11 WHERE: 25 S. Municipal Drive, Sugar Grove INFO: Call 630-466-4513.

‘Beauty and the Beast’ at Harrison Street Elementary WHAT: The fifth grade at Harrison Street Elementary School will present the musical, “Beauty and the Best.” The musical has been a tradition at Harrison Street School since 1978. There is no cost to attend the performances. WHEN: 3:10 p.m. Friday and 7 p.m. Monday WHERE: Harrison Street Elementary, 201 N. Harrison St., Geneva

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Photos by Sandy Bressner – sbressner@shawmedia.com Jacob Stewart, 20 months, enjoys a picnic Tuesday with his sister, Emma Stewart, 11, his brother, Josh, 9, and mom, Ann (not pictured), at Mount Saint Mary Park in St. Charles.

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

Becoming partly Mostly cloudy with a few sunny, breezy showers; cooler and warm

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76/43 McHenry Statistics through 4 p.m. yesterday Belvidere 80/46 Temperatures Waukegan 80/47 76/44 High/low ....................................... 84°/59° Normal high ......................................... 66° Rockford Crystal Lake Deerfield Record high .............................. 87° (1970) Algonquin 79/47 82/58 79/48 80/47 Normal low .......................................... 45° Hampshire Record low ............................... 33° (2008) Schaumburg 80/47 Elgin 81/49 Peak wind .............................. S at 20 mph 81/47 DeKalb Precipitation 82/58 Tri-Cities Chicago 24 hours through 4 p.m. yest. ........... 0.00” 82/58 81/54 Month to date ................................... 7.48” Normal month to date ....................... 3.62” Oak Park Year to date .................................... 15.06” 81/52 Aurora Normal year to date .......................... 9.39” Dixon 78/47

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City Arlington Hts Aurora Deerfield Des Plaines Elgin Gary Hammond Janesville

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Thursday Hi Lo W 67 43 t 68 44 t 65 42 t 66 44 t 70 43 t 69 49 t 76 54 t 59 39 r

Today Hi Lo W 83 52 pc 75 42 pc 82 50 pc 84 51 pc 83 50 pc 81 48 pc 82 50 pc 76 44 pc

City Kankakee Kenosha La Salle Morris Munster Naperville Tinley Park Waukegan

Thursday Hi Lo W 76 49 t 59 40 t 71 46 t 71 46 t 69 48 t 70 45 t 65 46 t 60 39 t

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 Tuesday

Fld: flood stage. Prs: stage in feet at 7 a.m Tuesday. Chg: change in previous 24 hours. Station Fld Prs Chg Station Fld Prs Chg Algonquin................. 3....... 3.01...... -0.22 Montgomery........... 13..... 13.27...... -0.11 Burlington, WI ........ 11....... 8.94...... -0.47 New Munster, WI .... 19..... 11.22...... -0.46 Dayton ................... 12..... 10.81...... -0.23 Princeton .............. 9.5....... 8.67...... -0.12 McHenry .................. 4....... 6.10...... -0.37 Waukesha ................ 6....... 3.86...... -0.13

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Today Hi Lo W 84 65 s 88 67 c 79 50 s 62 44 pc 72 57 t 90 66 s 46 32 pc 86 63 s 71 49 s 61 41 pc 63 41 sh 94 79 s

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

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Living on the river Despite flooding, many appreciate benefits of neighborhood Know more

By ERIC SCHELKOPF eschelkopf@shawmedia.com A week after the Fox River overflowed its banks and sent water crashing into his house, Antonio Gualtieri still was cleaning up. “There is still a little film left on the floor from the Fox River,” said Gualtieri, who lives on Tuscola Avenue in the Valley View area of St. Charles Township, facing the Fox River. He estimated six inches of water entered his house as heavy rains fell April 18, representing the worst flooding Gualtieri has seen since he has lived there for the past six or seven years. “The water’s been up before, but it never got into the house,” he said. “It never got this bad.” Those living near the river face the risk of such flooding during heavy rain events. And the area took a hard hit in April, with some suffering damage to their property. Despite that, some residents say they still enjoy the benefits and that they can live with the downside. Gualtieri doesn’t plan to move. He loves the area too much. “The sunsets are unbelievable,” he said. “Nobody bothers you out here. It is real quiet.” One of his neighbors, Gina Settipani, also has memories of flooding in the neighborhood. But she wouldn’t trade the quiet beauty her neighborhood provides. “It’s pretty peaceful out here for the most part,” Settipani said. Gualtieri still is assessing how much damage the flooding caused. His garage is full of thousands of dollars of woodworking equipment, and he didn’t have flood insurance. “Flood insurance is $200 a month. Who can afford that?” asked Gualtieri, who is a disabled veteran living on a limited income. He makes a few extra dollars by selling items

Tips for cleaning up after a flood: • Do not eat any food that has come in contact with flood water. • To reduce risk of injury, wear rubber boots, rubber gloves and goggles while cleaning up the affected area. • Remove and discard drywall and insulation that has been contaminated with sewage or flood waters. • Help the drying process by using fans, air conditioning units and dehumidifiers.

Source: Kane County Health Department, www. kanehealth.com

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Valley View resident Antonio Gualtieri looks out the window where his front yard is flooded after the April 18 storm. BELOW: A Valley View neighborhood still is cleaning up after the flood.

such as custom made pens that he makes out of tropical wood. “It’s how I survive,” he said. “What am I supposed to do now?” Settipani fared much better. “Water only got into the crawl space,” she said. “We had sandbagged in front of the house. The water completely covered the front yard.” This isn’t the first time that Settipani, who has lived in her house for more than 10 years, has seen flooding in her neighborhood. “In 2007, it seemed worse,” she said. “It can be scary.” The Kane County Supervisor of Assessments’ office is beginning the process of

reassessing property damaged during the storms. Kane County Board Chairman Chris Lauzen and Gov. Pat Quinn have declared Kane County to be a major disaster area, which triggers the disaster area reassessment provisions of the Illinois Property Tax Code. The Natural Disaster Homestead Exemption covers residential structures occupied by an owner that is rebuilt after the flooding. This exemption was enacted in 2012 by the General Assembly and is available this year for the first time. To be eligible, the residential structure must be rebuilt within two years and have a square footage of no more than 110

percent of the prior structure. Information is available by calling the Kane County Assessment Office at 630-208-3818 or visiting Kane County’s website, www.countyofkane.org. According to the National Weather Service, the Chicago area received 8.65 inches of rain in April, making it the wettest April on record for Chicago, breaking the previous record of 8.33 inches of rain set in April 1947. “The last time we had this much flooding was in 2008,” said Don Bryant, director of the Kane County Office of Emergency Management. His office helped 940 homes affected by the April 18 flooding, about as many as it helped in 2008. “We distributed sandbags and cleanup kits to those affected residents, along with connecting them to social service agencies that can help,” Bryant said. Bryant is keeping an eye on forecasts that call for more rain Thursday and Friday. Conditions right now are improving, he said. “We are seeing the Fox River recede,” he said. “It is down

to 11.5 feet in Algonquin. It is down about a foot.” He cautioned residents, especially those living along the Fox River, that they always need to be prepared for the possibility of flooding after heavy rains. “They need to be aware of their situation,” Bryant said. “If they live by the river, they should be aware that the river will flood.” Two subdivisions in Sugar Grove that have been long plagued by flooding – Mallard Point and Rolling Oaks subdivisions – did not experience problems this time around after recent improvements were made. “They did not experience any flooding from the reports I heard,” said Paul Schuch, director of water resources for Kane County. “We are quite pleased with the drainage improvements they made.” But he said some homes in Aurora Township were hard hit by the flooding. “These are homes in older subdivisions that were built prior to the current regulations regarding stormwater improvement,” Schuch said. Those who were affected are dealing with the issues. And despite what happened to his home, Gualtieri is trying to remain optimistic. “Tomorrow is another day,” he said.


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Work on Wilson St. in Batavia to begin Tuesday By ERIC SCHELKOPF eschelkopf@shawmedia.com BATAVIA – Resident Francine Popeck likes the city’s $4.4 million Wilson Street streetscape project, including a plan to replace the stairs at the northeast corner of Wilson Street and Batavia Avenue with a ramp. “I like the fact they are taking the stairs out,” she said. “That’s very dangerous in the winter.” Popeck was one of the residents attending a community kickoff meeting on the plans Tuesday. Nighttime work on the project is set to begin Tuesday, not Monday as originally scheduled. The underground utility work will be between the hours of 9 p.m. and 7 a.m. “We will be monitoring the

night work,” Batavia City Engineer and project manager Noel Basquin said. “If it impacts traffic too much, we will adjust the hours.” City officials want to reassure the public that downtown Batavia will remain open for business. “We’re trying not to impact traffic during the day,” Basquin said. Daytime work is set to begin two weeks after the nighttime work starts. The project is expected to be substantially completed by November, Basquin said. Wilson Street is the latest road in downtown Batavia to receive streetscape improvements. North River Street was done last year. The Wilson Street project will be done in conjunction with the Wilson Street traffic

On the Web To view a video about Batavia’s Wilson Street streetscape project or to see a drawing of the city’s plans, visit this story online at www.kcchronicle.com. signal improvements, which already have begun. “It’s going to make traffic run smoother and a little faster,” said Basquin, in talking about the traffic signal improvements. There will be weekly meetings, starting at 8:30 a.m. Thursday at Panera Bread, 154 W. Wilson St., to update the community on the construction status and answer any questions. The project will include wider sidewalks and brick

paver crosswalks at major intersections, Americans with Disabilities Act compliant ramps at sidewalk corners, pedestrian bump-outs, the installation of pocket parks at intersections, traffic signal interconnection and modernization, water main replacement and sanitary sewer rehabilitation. “We are trying to beautify the downtown and make it safe for residents,” Batavia City Administrator Bill McGrath said. The Illinois Department of Transportation will manage the project that will stretch on Wilson Street from Batavia Avenue (Route 31) to Island/ Shumway Avenue. Including engineering costs, the Wilson Street project is budgeted to cost $4.4 million,

with $1.5 million coming from the Illinois Transportation Enhancement Program, a federally funded grant program that promotes alternative transportation, bike and pedestrian travel and streetscape beautification. In addition, the city will receive $1.2 million from the state for traffic signal improvements. The project includes $748,622 in tax increment financing funds, $284,504 in city sanitary funds and $347,342 in city water funds. For project updates and information on the streetscape program, visit www.BataviaProjectStreetscape.com, call the streetscape project hotline at 630-454-2777; or email questions to streetscape@cityofbatavia.net.


8OBITUARIES Born: Aug. 18, 1936; in Bloomingdale Died: April 30, 2013; in Glenview

GLADYS MARIE LOBIANCO Born: Feb. 17, 1923; in Oswego Died: April 24, 2013; in Geneva BATAVIA – Gladys Marie Lobianco, 90, of Batavia, passed away Wednesday, April 24, 2013, at Delnor Hospital in Geneva surrounded by her family. She was born Feb. 17, 1923, in Oswego, the youngest daughter of Edward and Louise (Muth) Prueter. Gladys attended North Aurora grade school and Batavia high school. While in high school, she worked evenings and weekends at the Great State Theatres conglom-

erate (Paramount, Tivoli and Fox) in downtown Aurora, where she earned $11.88 for a 40-hour week. After marrying Sal Lobianco, building contractor and land developer, she devoted her time and energy to running her home and caring for her family. Her employment years included Tom Huston Factory in Columbus, Ga., and Geneva Community Hospital in Geneva. Gladys is survived by her four children, Bonnie (John) Rudzinski of Kansas City, Mo., Charlotte (Mike) Rappley of Batavia, Tom (Dawn) Lobianco of Phoenix, and Mary Lobianco-McClintock (Dan) of Charleston, S.C.; nine grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by sisters and brothers-in-law, Arlene (Bill) Nicholson, Bernice (J. A.) Richter and Lucille (Duane) Paxton; and an infant brother, Thomas Prueter. Gladys was gentle, caring and witty. She was happiest when spending time with family and friends. She will be dearly missed by her loved ones and all those

8FUNERAL ARRANGEMENTS

8LOCAL BRIEFS

James C. Cesario Sr.: Funeral prayers will be at 9:30 a.m. Friday, May 3, at Malone Funeral Home, 324 E. State St. (Route 38) in Geneva, proceeding to St. Gall Catholic Church, 120 W. Shannon St. in Elburn for Celebration of Funeral Mass at 10:30 a.m. with Father Timothy Seigel as celebrant. Burial will follow at St. Gall Cemetery in Elburn. The visitation will be from 4 to 9 p.m. Thursday, May 2, at Malone Funeral Home in Geneva. Herman Lee Clinton: The visitation for Herman Lee Clinton of St. Charles will be from 10 a.m. until the service at noon Wednesday, May 1, at Countryside Funeral Home and Crematory 95 S. Gilbert St. (at Middle Street) in South Elgin. Interment will be in Union Cemetery. Barbara Ann Fabini: Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 1, at Moss Family Funeral Home, 209 S. Batavia Ave. in Batavia, where visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the service. Pastor Terry Crague will officiate. Interment will follow in River Hills Memorial Park in Batavia. William “Bill” Hicks: Funeral Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 4, at Yurs Funeral Home, 405

Little Home Church to host plant sale

Obituary deadline The deadline for obituary notices is 4 p.m. Obituaries can be emailed to obits@ kcchronicle.com. For more information, contact news editor Al Lagattolla at alagattolla@shawmedia.com. E. Main St. (corner of Routes 25 and 64), St. Charles. The visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, May 3, at Yurs Funeral Home. Burial will be in North Cemetery in St. Charles. Caitlyn “Caity” Rose Phillips: The visitation will be from 1 to 8 p.m. Thursday, May 2, at Calvary West Church, 1600 Beta Drive in Sugar Grove. A funeral to celebrate her life will begin at 11 a.m., following visitation from 10 to 10:45 a.m., also at the church, Friday, May 3. The Rev. Russ Hurst will officiate, with interment to follow in Blackberry Township Cemetery. Lorraine E. Tredup: Funeral services will be at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 2, at Yurs Funeral Home in St. Charles. Burial will be private. The visitation will be Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

WAYNE – The Little Home Church by the Wayside, 32W128 Army Trail Road in Wayne, will host its annual plant sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 10 and 11. Perennials dug from local gardens usually include hostas, day lilies, lady’s mantle, sedum, penstemon, brunnera, iris, shasta daisies and much more. A limited amount of annuals

whose lives she touched. Memorial service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 4, at Yurs Funeral Home, 405 E. Main St. in St. Charles. Burial will follow in North Cemetery in St. Charles. For information, call 630-5840060 or visit www.yursfuneralhomes.com. Please sign the guest book at www.legacy.com/kcchronicle.

WADE L. POZIOMBKA Born: Nov. 2, 1965 Died: April 29, 2013 Wade L. Poziombka, 47, died after a brief but courageous battle with cancer Monday, April 29, 2013. Wade was born Nov. 2, 1965, and resided in St. Charles. Wade worked for Intel Corporation and was an avid outdoorsman. He also served in the Illinois National Guard. Wade is survived by his loving

from Clesen Wholesale will be available. For information, call 630584-4013 or visit www. littlehomechurch.org.

Speaker to discuss Affordable Care Act GENEVA – Laura Leon from the Campaign for Better Health Care will speak about “The Affordable Care Act and You” at 7 p.m. Friday at the Unitarian Universalist Society of Geneva, 110 S. Second St.

wife of 10 years, Alyce (nee Nogal); his cherished daughter, Hailey; his parents, Robert (Pamela) Snow and Sheila Fischer; his stepfather, Dennis Poziombka; grandmother, Martha Poziombka; siblings, Dean (Beverly) Snow, Brett (Hagan) Poziombka, Michael (Peggy) Poziombka, Crystal (Chris) Perzanowski and Ryan Snow; mother-in-law, Mary Jane Nogal; brothers-in-law, Richard (Kris) Nogal and Garry (Dee) Nogal; nieces, Katie and Madeleine; and nephew, Ricky. The visitation will be from 2 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, May 1, at Yurs Funeral Home, 405 E. Main St., in St Charles. Mass of the Resurrection will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, May 2, at St. Patrick’s Church on Crane Road in St. Charles. Interment will be in Prairie Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Wade L. Poziombka Memorial Fund. For information, call Yurs Funeral Home of St. Charles at 630-5840060 or visit www.yursfuneralhomes.com. Please sign the guest book at www.legacy.com/kcchronicle.

in downtown Geneva. Leon will provide an overview of what people can expect with the Affordable Care Act and how to navigate the system with its multiple choices. She will describe ways in which Illinoisans can advocate for a fairly created health exchange in the state. There is no cost. For information, visit www. uusg.org.

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Richard (1930-2012) and Carole Wyatt continue to support West Aurora High School through their charitable fund within the Community Foundation. Endowments are forever.

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ST. CHARLES – Dennis E. Klein, 76, formerly of St. Charles, died Tuesday, April 30, 2013, at the Abbington of Glenview. He was born Aug. 18, 1936, in Bloomingdale. He is survived by his three children, Karen (Brad) Billings of Island Lake, Dennis (Linda) of Newhall, Calif., and Diane (Michael) Billings of Lake in the Hills; 10 grandchildren; and a sister, Shirley Pitsenbarger of Hanover Park. He was preceded in death by his wife, Charlene; his son, Stevie; and a brother, Gerald “Butch” Klein. Graveside services will be private at St. Isadore Cemetery in Bloomingdale. The visitation will be from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, May 5, at Yurs Funeral Home in St. Charles. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to North Shore University Health System Home & Hospice Services, 4901 Searle

Parkway, Suite 160, P.O. Box 1006, Skokie, IL 60076-8006. To leave an online condolence or remembrance to the family, visit the funeral home’s obituary page at www.yursfuneralhomes.com. For information, call Yurs Funeral Home of St. Charles at 630-5840060 or like us on Facebook. Please sign the guest book at www.legacy.com/kcchronicle.

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Foster opponent A time to celebrate criticizes IRS bill By ERIC SCHELKOPF eschelkopf@shawmedia.com Republican Congressional candidate Ian Bayne has voiced concerns about a bill sponsored by U.S. Rep. Bill Foster, D-Naperville, that is designed to streamline tax filing. Bayne, 39, of Aurora, plans to run as a Republican candidate in the 11th Congressional District to replace Foster in the 2014 election. He has criticized Foster for sponsoring the Autofill Act of 2013, which would create a voluntary tax filing program allowing people to log into a secure IRS website and dowload a tax form that is automatically populated with information the IRS already collects from employers, the Social Security Administration and financial institu-

tions. Bayne said he was worried the legislation could lead to the IRS “taking your pay from your work and distributing it to you after they take their cut.” “What about business deductions?” Bayne asked. “Who will make that decision?” Foster spokesperson Megan Jacobs said the intent of the legislation is to make tax filing easier for everybody. “The IRS wouldn’t be collecting any new information or expanding their collections in any way,” she said. The proposed legislation has been referred to the House Ways and Means committee. The newly drawn 11th District includes North Aurora, Aurora, Naperville, Lisle and Joliet.

8LOCAL BRIEFS History Center to host lecture on textiles

Annual North Aurora Community parade set

GENEVA – The Geneva History Center is hosting a lecture about the history of textiles and clothing at noon May 14 at the center at 113 S. Third St. in Geneva. The program is part of the center’s brown bag lunch series. Aside from a presentation about historical clothing items and the best way to preserve textiles, the Geneva History Center plans to host its first spring seed exchange of heirloom seeds during the event. Historical information about each seed will be provided. The cost of admission is $5 for adults, $3 for Geneva History Center members and free to Herrington Circle members. Cookies and coffee are provided and participants are encouraged to bring a lunch. The Inglenook Pantry of Geneva will offer soup on a firstcome, first-served basis. For information, call 630-2324951 or visit www.genevahistorycenter.org to register online.

NORTH AURORA – The fourth annual North Aurora Community Parade, hosted by the North Aurora Mothers Club, will be at 2 p.m. June 2. The parade kicks off at Clocktower Plaza, at the corner of Randall Road and Oak Street, North Aurora, and heads east to Island Park on the riverfront. This year’s theme is “One Village, Many Faces.” After the parade, the North Aurora River District Alliance will sponsor a post-parade party with food vendors, family-friendly activities, and the annual Rubber Duck Race.

Schuberts to perform May 18 at Blackberry Bar ELBURN – Al and Susan Schubert will perform from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. May 18 at Blackberry Bar and Grill, 1S731 Route 47, Elburn. They will perform country, rock, folk and rockabilly songs.

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8 LOCAL BRIEFS GENEVA – The Fabyan Villa Museum and Japanese Garden will open to the public at 1 p.m. today. A donation per person of $1 for the garden and $2 for the museum is appreciated. Both sites are in the Fabyan West Forest Preserve on Route 31, north of Fabyan Parkway in Geneva. The garden will be open from 1 to 4:30 p.m. Sundays and 1 to 4 p.m. Wednesdays. The museum will open for guided public tours Wednesdays and weekends. Both sites will be open 1 to 4 p.m. Thursdays from June to August. For information, call 630-377-6424 or visit www. ppfv.org.

ELGIN – Attorney Rory Weiler of St. Charles will speak at a seminar from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday 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 15. Registration is required, and participants can register by emailing seminars@ administerjustice.org or calling 847-844-1100. Weiler has been practicing law in Illinois for more than 30 years and is a volunteer with Administer Justice. The organization provides free civil legal assistance, financial counseling, conflict resolution services and education to low-income individuals.

Kane County Cougars to host competition in Geneva GENEVA – The Kane County Cougars will host a Major League Baseball Pitch, Hit & Run competition, presented by Scotts, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, at Fifth Third Bank Ballpark, 34W002 Cherry Lane, Geneva. The event is free for area youths between the age of 7 and 14 (age is determined as of July 17). All participants must provide a copy of a valid birth certificate for age verification, as well as fill out a registration/waiver form. There is no advance registration.

Local author to discuss latest book in Batavia BATAVIA – Local author John Zurn will discuss his latest book, “Unexpected Pilgrims,” from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Batavia Public Library, 10 S. Batavia Ave., Batavia. This book is an anthology of stories, poems, and a short play and is a unique portrayal of individuals struggling to survive in a sometimes insensitive world. The event is free.

Animal Control to hold rabies vaccination clinic GENEVA – The Kane County Animal Control Department will be holding a rabies vaccination clinic from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the Kane County Animal Control Facility, 4060 Keslinger Road in Geneva. The facility is at the southwest corner of Peck and Keslinger roads. Fees are payable in cash or check. Fees will be $15 for a one-year rabies vaccine, $10 for a county rabies tag for neutered or spayed animals and $25 for non-neutered animals. For those 65 and older, the county tag is free. Microchipping is available for $15. The clinic is for dogs and cats only. For information, visit www.co.kane. il.us/AnimalControl.

Free community yoga class set in Batavia BATAVIA – A free community yoga class is set from 1 to 2:15 p.m. Sunday at Shine, 5 N. River St., Batavia. The class includes an introduction to the concepts and beginning poses of yoga. No registration required. For information, email you@justshine.com. – Kane County Chronicle

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Also that morning, the Cougars will be offering a free youth baseball/softball clinic led by Cougars players that is open to the public. The event will be from 9:30 until 11 a.m. that morning. No RSVP is necessary; interested attendees are encouraged to bring a glove and bat and can arrive through the stadium’s Gate 3 entrance beginning at 9 a.m. For information, call 630-2328811.

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Strength and honor Through costumes, characters, Elburn couple brings history to life By AL LAGATTOLLA

Historical re-enactors Karen and Michael Colweck have multiple sets of armor in their Elburn home. Karen and Michael appear at schools and weddings as part of their Strength and Honor program. BELOW: Karen and Michael Colweck get dressed in their Roman armor.

alagattolla@shawmedia.com ELBURN – Shields, armor and weapons sit neatly organized throughout the Elburn home of Mike and Karen Colweck. The growing array of equipment allows the Colwecks to do more than merely portray ancient warriors in their historical re-enactments. The Colwecks’ collection is extensive, and what started as the pursuit of an interest has grown to the point where they have created names and a history for the characters they become when they are at a function. Mike Colweck said the process is important, and he insists on authenticity. “Everything is real,” he said. Mike and Karen Colweck combine to form Strength and Honor. They have been together for 26 years, and they have studied ancient warfare and tactics for more than 10 years. Over the past few years, they have worked together to put on performances at special events – school assemblies, graduations, weddings and parties. Their heavy equipment – they’ll let you hold it so you can experience it for yourself – has to be worn and held for hours at a time. They work out regularly so they can handle such a task, and they also want to achieve the look of warriors. When it’s warm, they’ll sweat so much in their equipment that they’ve lost five or six pounds at one function. When it’s cold, they will be more aware that their legs are exposed. It’s all a part of the authentic experience. The endeavor started when Mike Colweck said he wanted a set of Spartan armor. He had been interested in history, and was thrilled that his wife embraced the idea.

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The key to the journey, he said, is that Karen is part of it. And he said it has been educational. He explains to groups that there were female warriors. And, Karen said, young girls are thrilled to see her when she’s in her outfit. Mike Colweck is a commodities trader, and he said his workday is complete early enough to allow him to hit the gym for training. Karen

has a background as an athlete and a teacher, and trains at the gym as well. They have spent thousands of dollars acquiring the necessary items, and many of the items are custom made. “It’s our hobby, but it’s also an escape,” Mike Colweck said. “It makes me feel like a different man. It’s a very exciting feeling. My heart races, and I don’t want to get out of [the armor].”

Their website – www. mikecolweck.com – explains the characters they might portray. As Athenians, Mike Colweck is Tannos, a foot soldier who “knows nothing but this type of life.” Karen is Lara. “By the time she was 21, not a man in Athens could rival her ability,” the site reads. As Macedonians, they are Casander and Alexandra, he a first-class officer born to a wealthy family, and she a great fighter, born to royalty. As Romans, he is Marcus Antonius, a first-class centurion. She is Diana Palatina, an ex-slave trained to fight as a gladiatrix. As Spartans, he is Astinos, a warrior considered unbeatable in battle. She is Lysandra, born to an upper-class

Spartan family. As they point out their outfits, they call them by name. Mike Colweck said he enjoys portraying such characters because he respects their place in history, and also he marvels at the armor, which he calls artwork. “These are heroes, people who changed the world we live in,” he said. One of their favorite appearances was at a comic convention. In a place where many were in costume, they said, their authenticity stood out. “It was like being on a Hollywood red carpet. … We walked in and everybody asked for pictures,” said Mike Colweck, who said it started out as 10 requests and quickly went to more than 70. “We felt like celebrities.” Karen Colweck enjoys such moments. “What’s the point of having it if you’re not going to use it to please other people?” she said.


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The Mosquito Authority owners Matt and Kelly Hadfield and Pam and Nelson Sanderson are joined by Tom Hansen and Stacey Ekstrom of the St. Charles Chamber of Commerce to officially open their business in Wayne. To reach The Mosquito Authority, visit www.bugsbite.com or call 800-709-1190.

By JONATHAN BILYK jbilyk@shawmedia.com ELBURN – A sudden spurt of new development could bring the village a fresh assortment of food choices. In coming weeks, Elburn’s busiest intersection is slated to welcome two new businesses, including a fresh seafood market and a cafe, in addition to a new pizza restaurant that opened recently. Shopkeeper Ernesto Candia said he intends to open his new fish market, E&S Fish Market, at 151 E. Route 38, near the intersection of Routes 47 and 38, “in the next two to three weeks.” Candia, of Carpentersville, has owned and operated the E&S Fish Market in St. Charles for the past four years. And in that time, business has been good, he said, as local residents have regularly frequented his store in search of fresh fish, oysters, mussels, sea scallops, soft-shell crabs and other selections from the sea.

“Everything is only two or three days out of the water. It’s a little more pricey, but it’s so, so much better.” Ernesto Candia Owner of E&S Fish Market “Everything is only two or three days out of the water,” Candia said. “It’s a little more pricey, but it’s so, so much better. “And I feel like people in Elburn, they’re looking for something good.” At the same time, work continues on the Brianna’s Pancake House restaurant in the same strip retail center in the storefront that formerly housed Ashland Flooring. And earlier this year, GED Pizza opened in the storefront that formerly housed Elburn’s Genoa Pizza. Owners of those businesses either declined to talk to the Kane County Chronicle at this time, or could not be reached for comment. Elburn Building Commis-

sioner Tom Brennan said the arrival of the businesses marks the most significant new business development activity the village has seen “in some time.” “It’s great to see,” Brennan said. “The more businesses that open up in Elburn, the better.” He noted that the former Genoa Pizza was vacant “for many months,” until GED Pizza opened at that location. Brennan also noted that he hoped to see Brianna’s restaurant open soon, as the owners have been working for months on renovating the interior and preparing the restaurant to receive customers. The owners pulled a building permit for the project in late 2011, Brennan said.

Tomlinson joins staff at NOVO ST. CHARLES – NOVO: Renewing Joy in Life, 104 S. Second Ave., St. Charles, announces that Marianne Tomlinson, a licensed clinical professional counselor, has joined the staff. Tomlinson’s experience includes five years working in private practice. She worked as a counselor and as assistant corrector to the Women’s Resource Center at

Cancer resource center to host program GENEVA – LivingWell Cancer Resource Center will host Advances in the Treatment of Colorectal and Gastrointestinal Cancer presented by Dr. Margo Shoup, medical leader of Cadence Health Cancer Program and director of surgical oncology. The event will be from 6 to 7:30 p.m. May 7 at LivingWell, 442 Williamsburg Ave., Geneva. Join Shoup for a roundtable discussion on surgical advances in the treatment of colorectal cancer and other gastrointestinal cancer including stomach and pancreatic cancer. This program is open to the public and is free of charge, but registration is required. Call 630-262-1111 to register.

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BATAVIA – “More than Physics: The Ecology of Fermilab” will be presented at 7 p.m. May 20 at Batavia Public Library, 10 S. Batavia Ave., Batavia. Ryan E. Campbell, Fermilab restoration ecologist, will discuss the many ecological restoration projects and activities currently in place on the Fermilab campus – including rare butterfly introductions, endangered species monitoring and volunteer stewardships of woodlands and prairies. Campbell currently oversees 60 regular volunteers on the Fermilab campus who help in a number of land management projects. The lecture, sponsored by the Batavia Public Library Foundation, is free. Registration is required. Register online at www.bataviapubliclibrary.org or call 630-879-1393, ext. 200.

Northern Illinois University, as a clinician/consultant at TriCity Family Services in Geneva and as a behavioral advocate for the Integrated Healthcare Advocacy Program at Delnor Hospital in Geneva. Tomlinson has a master’s degree in community counseling from Northern Illinois University and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Illinois. She is a certified laughter leader and a Certified HeartMath Interventions therapist. For information, visit www. novocounsel.com.

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Kaneland High School has new principal MAPLE PARK – A familiar face is stepping into the principal position at Kaneland High School in July. Jill Maras, who has worked in the district for a decade, will begin her new position July 1. Her newest title was announced Monday evening at the District 302 board meeting in Sugar Grove. She will begin her contract at a salary of $120,000 plus benefits. Maras, who has been the high school’s assistant principal for curriculum and instruction for the past two years, is replacing outgoing principal Chip Hickman, who is leaving to become an assistant super-

intendent in Rockford. Maras also spent six years as a special education teacher at Kaneland High School, two of which she chaired the department. She also worked for two years in an administrative position as a special education coordinator for the high Jill Maras school. “I care deeply about Kaneland High School,” Maras said. “I enjoy creating a vision for the future and being a part of that.” Maras received her master’s degree in educational administration and Type 75 certification from Aurora Uni-

versity, and her bachelor’s degree in education with a major in special education at Western Illinois University. She was selected from a pool of 38 applicants. According to a news release, the top four applicants emerged following the first round of interviews. Those four candidates participated in a writing task and three interviews with a student team, a community and school board team and a Kaneland High School staff team April 17. Candidates were tested on their technical knowledge of instructional coaching and their written communication skills. The second stage of the search narrowed the number

of applicants to two people. The third round of the interview process consisted of an in-depth conversation with Superintendent Jeff Schuler. In the final round of the process, the top applicants interviewed with an administrative team made up of building and office administrators from each level in the district. The news release states that Maras was selected based on her “varied administrative experience and her vision for how Kaneland High School can continue to enhance the quality of our educational programs and services for students,” according to the release. “I’ve seen it from the ground up, and I still have a lot of great connections,” Maras

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Raises OK’d for Kaneland support staff, administrators By AL LAGATTOLLA alagattolla@shawmedia.com SUGAR GROVE – Administrators and educational support staff members will see salary increases for the 2013-14 school year as part of action approved Monday night by the Kaneland School District 302 Board. Board members voted to approve raises of 2.8 percent for the educational support staff and an average of 2.24 percent for administrators. As part of a previously signed deal, teachers next year will get a 2.8 percent raise. The school board meets at Kaneland Harter Middle School in Sugar Grove. Cheryl Krauspe, school board president, said that the net impact for the administrative increases would be $32,874, and the net impact of the support staff increase would be $147,268. She stressed that the percentages for the administrative increases were an average – some would get more, and others would get less. And the support staff impact is greater because there

are more who fit that category. The increases will go into effect July 1. According to a news release, the salaries for support staff, administrative staff and teachers were frozen in 2012-13, as well as 2010-11. “It’s the best we can do in these times,” Krauspe said. “In the last few years, there have been some sacrifices. We value these employees, and we appreciate them. It’s just the best that we can do right now.” The administrative salary increase was approved by a unanimous board vote. The increase for support staff was approved with one vote against, from board member Joe Oberweis. Also, the board approved changes on the first reading of the update of the district’s student handbook. Approval of the first reading does allow for outstanding issues or questions to be clarified before the changes coming for final approval on the second reading, which takes place May 8. The updates to the handbook clarified a few terms.

For example, an elementary school item that prohibits party invitations or gifts for classmates would be changed to specify that they could not be distributed on school grounds. But there was an extended discussion on one item that dealt with the grade impact students might suffer if they don’t dress for physical education classes. The policy would spell out that there would be no deductions for the first or second infraction, but then 5 percent each for the third, fourth or fifth instance and 10 percent each for the sixth instance and beyond. Board member Tony Valente questioned why there would be any grade impact. Valente said the grade should be established entirely by performance. He said it appeared “someone got their way here,” and suggested those affected by such a penalty could take the district to court. Oberweis took exception to the reference to court. “If you think it’s too harsh, express that,” Oberweis said.

said. “It’s exciting to be able to serve them in this way.” John Shields and McDole elementary schools also have a new assistant principal. The board approved the appointment of Paul Mayer, who has served as a career and technical education teacher at Kaneland High School for the past six years. He was selected from 21 applicants and will start his new position on July 1. He will begin his contract at a salary of $64,000 plus benefits. Mayer has a master’s degree in educational administration and Type 75 certification from Northern Illinois University and a master’s in education from Roosevelt University.

Healing Gardens to open on Mother’s Day ST. CHARLES – Healing Gardens, a two-acre expanse of woodland and perennial gardens on Stone Hill Farm at 37W249 Dean St., St. Charles, announced its next opening date will be from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mother’s Day on May 12. The gardens are open to the public on set dates for the purpose of enjoying the natural wooded setting and perennial gardens. The admission cost is $5 A person and $10 a family. Call for discounted group rates. In solidarity and to honor

the journey, cancer survivors are always free. Donations of time or money for upkeep are welcome. Healing Gardens is cultivated and hosted by Deborah Marqui owner of Stone Hill Farm with her husband Buzz Marqui. Along with some assorted perennial plants for sale, the opening will offer a special presentation on “How to Create a Healing Garden” ($10 which includes admission fee) from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. To register call 630-3771846 or email deb@healinggardensatstonehillfarm.com.

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Capt. Nick Louis Chairman of Airline Pilot’s Historical Society

So Louis approached the village, and though skeptical at first, officials became receptive to the idea. Louis expected some skepticism, he said, because its unusual for someone to give a gift with no strings attached, but he said that’s what the organization does. “This was a welcome surprise,” Village President Kathy Curtis said in a news release. “With limited funding available for park equipment, this is a project that would not have been possible without the generosity of the Airline Pilot’s Historical Society.” The park equipment, which includes a hut with slides and monkey bars attached to it, will be installed at McAdams Park on the Civ-

ic Center property on Willow Street. The property already is home to two baseball diamonds. “It’s a nice outfit,” Miller said. “It’s not often someone walks into your village and wants to give you something.” The park equipment has been ordered and could be delivered this week, Louis said. Miller said if all goes well, the equipment will be installed by the end of June. “The one request we’ll make is we’ll get this equipment, but please put a bench in there so grandma and grandpa can sit and watch,” Louis said. The Airline Pilot’s Historical Society has been in

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existence for 16 years and has worked to promote aviation and generate an interest among young future pilots. The society was created after Louis’ retirement. Now he spends his time looking for aviation memorabilia to purchase and re-

sell to collectors. Once the organization started generating cash from the sales, it knew it wanted to do something to help the community. Every year, the organization donates to Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago (formerly Children’s Memorial Hospital) and St. Jude Hospital. This isn’t the first set of playground equipment it has donated. In 2005, the Airline Pilot’s Historical Society donated equipment to Fox Chase Park in St. Charles.

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MAPLE PARK – Earlier this year, officials in Maple Park got a pleasant surprise. In early February, Capt. Nick Louis, chairman of the Airline Pilot’s Historical Society, walked into Maple Park Village Hall and said he would like to donate park equipment to the village. “He just kind of showed up at our door,” said Mike Miller, director of public works. “He just kind of noticed we were in need of some playground equipment. We’re overjoyed.” Louis has spent 14 years driving through Maple Park to the Airline Pilot’s Historical Society’s hangar near town, and he noticed the town was in need of playground equipment. “Maple Park is a very humble, normal American working-class town,” Louis said. “The need is there. They’ve got a couple very in-need parks. ... They just don’t have the budget for it.”

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8POLICE REPORTS Elburn • Brooke N. Bittenbinder, 41, of the 1000 block of Robinson Street, Elburn, was arrested April 10 on a DeKalb County warrant for contempt of court. • Police said a patrol noted on April 10 that someone had spray painted in black the letters “LK” in a fence behind a supermarket in the 800 block of North Main Street, Elburn. Police said the fence section on which the letters were painted had been “newly replaced.” Police said it was not known how long the graffiti had been on the fence. Geneva • Aaron D. Feltgen, 31, of the 800 block of Howell Drive, Geneva, was charged Friday, April 19, with retail theft of a $35 pair of Nike slip-ons from Plato’s Closet, 1900 S. Randall Road. • Two drag harrows valued at $100 were reported stolen Monday, April 22, from the nursery at Continental Envelope, 1700 Averill Road, Geneva. • Jeremy R. Hardman, 25, of the 400 block of College Avenue, DeKalb, was charged Monday,

April 22, with driving under the influence, driving with a blood-alcohol level greater than .08 percent, possession of drug paraphernalia and 2.5 grams of marijuana and speeding. Sugar Grove • A man, 61, of the 700 block of Carriage Hill Lane, Sugar Grove, told police someone had removed the spare tire from the rear of his GMC SUV, also damaging the vehicle’s hood at the same time. He estimated total damage at $500. It is not known when the damage occurred, but it was reported April 1. • Ryan Vega, 20, of the 1200 block of Amaranth Drive, Naperville, was arrested April 2 on a DuPage County warrant for driving without a valid license. He was also given new charges of driving while license suspended and operating a vehicle without a valid registration. • Brandie Studdard, 39, of the 3N200 block of Pine Hill Road, St. Charles, was arrested April 2 on an Aurora Police warrant for larceny. • A man, 48, of the 0-100 block

of South Main Street, Sugar Grove, told police on April 6 someone had kicked in the door of his residence, taking several pieces of jewelry and $100 in cash from a jewelry box and a safe, using a key he kept hidden in his home. The incident is believed to have occurred on April 6. • A manager at a supermarket in the 400 block of North Route 47, Sugar Grove, told police on April 6 that four people, described as three male blacks, believed to be ages 50-60, and a young female Hispanic, took six bottles of alcohol, valued at $167, and left the store without paying for them. The incident was captured on surveillance video, police said. • A man, 62, of the 1300 block of Hall Street, Sugar Grove, told police on April 10 that his federal income tax return had been rejected by the IRS because someone had already filed a fraudulent return using his Social Security number. • Mark Musaraca Jr., 27, of the 700 block of Pembridge Place, Sugar Grove, was charged April 11 with driving under the influence, leaving the scene of an accident and improper lane use.

8LOCAL BRIEFS Valley Sheltered Worshop to hold pancake breakfast BATAVIA – The Valley Sheltered Workshop’s 47th annual pancake breakfast is set from 7:30 a.m. to noon Sunday at 325 Main St., Batavia. Pancakes are prepared by Batavia Lions Club volunteers, sausage patties grilled by Batavia Fireman, fresh strawberries, orange juice and coffee will be served. Carryout is available. There will be a silent auction, raffles and cash drawing. The cost is $5 for seniors, $7 for adults and $3 for children. For information, call 630-8792359.

Dickson-Murst Spring at the Farm Event set MONTGOMERY – The Dickson-Murst Spring at the Farm event is set for 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday at 2550 Dickson Road, Montgomery. The free event will feature the Newark FFA chapter and the Kendall County 4-H Clubs. FFA members will bring their animals to

meet the public. The youngsters will answer questions, and help the little ones pet and meet the animals. A variety of exhibits about 4-H and projects to make and take will be displayed in the corncrib. The free public event will be held rain or shine. For information, call 630-272-0686 or visit www. theconservationfoundation.org and click on partners.

Zonta Club to meet at Geneva History Center GENEVA – Members of the Zonta Club of St. Charles-Geneva-Batavia will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Geneva History Center, 113 S. Third St., Geneva. This is the annual meeting and awards night, and club members will be awarding scholarships to women and girls in the community and granting funds to local service agencies that work to advance the status of women. Sponsors include EFS Foundation, the Pedersen Family Foundation, the Shodeen Family Foundation

and the Trust Company of Illinois. The meeting cost is $30. RSVP to Brandy Harrington by April 26 at blh@trustcoil.com or 630-545-4832. For information about Zonta, visit www. zonta.org.

Ecker Center to host annual awards breakfast ELGIN – The Ecker Center for Mental Health will host its annual awards breakfast at 7 a.m. May 9 at the Elgin Country Club, 2575 Weld Road, Elgin. Guest panelists will speak on healthcare reform and will include Rick Floyd, president and CEO of Sherman Hospital, and Gary Kosnoff of Linden Group Health Services. Reservation information is available at the Ecker Center website, www.eckercenter. org or from Ramona Grauzinis at 847-695-0484 ext. 205. The cost is $40 per person; $22 is a tax-deductible donation to Ecker Center to provide services. Reservations are requested by May 1. – Kane County Chronicle

• An employee at a hair salon in the 400 block of North Route 47, Sugar Grove, told police on April 19 that two men fled the store without paying for haircuts, valued at $45, that they had received. Police said the incident was captured on surveillance video. • Robert S. Garlick, 49, of the 1300 block of McDole Drive, Sugar Grove, was charged April 22 with domestic battery and interfering with a report of domestic violence. • A woman, 57, of the 700 block of Black Walnut Court, Sugar Grove, told police on April 24 that the IRS rejected her federal income tax return because someone had already filed a fraudulent return using her and her husband’s Social Security numbers. • Police responded April 27 to a supermarket in the 0-100 block

of Park Avenue, Sugar Grove, to a report of a theft that had occurred moments earlier. Police said a woman, 58, told police she was shopping at a different nearby supermarket in the 400 block of North Route 47 when a man ran past her and took her purse from her shopping cart. The man was described as white, about 5 feet, 9 inches tall, weighing about 150 pounds, age 20-30, with brown hair. Police said the woman yelled and people from the store pursued the man. He then fled in a vehicle, parked the vehicle at the supermarket on Park Avenue, and entered the store. Surveillance video showed the man exited the store through a door near the loading docks. A later search turned up the purse and all its contents. Police said the incident remains under investigation.


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The most significant entry logged during the just-ended 45-day comment period on the State Department’s second environmental-impact report for the Keystone XL oil pipeline came from the Environmental Protection Agency. The EPA called for more study on the greenhouse-gas emissions involved, the risk of spills, alternative routes for the pipeline and how it would affect communities along the route. More specifically, the EPA asked that the pipeline builder, TransCanada Corp., be required to put in writing its commitment to fully clean up any spills. That last point is a good idea and illustrates why it makes sense for a collection of federal agencies to weigh in on big proposals of great public interest. But it seems to us that we have finally reached the “enough already” moment in this debate. The EPA had its say on the first environmental-impact report on Keystone in 2011. This time around, once the process is complete, eight federal agencies will have given input. The technical review has been detailed and thorough. We would like the State Department to approve it. For the record, let’s consider the facts of what Keystone would and wouldn’t do. Contrary to the claims of its supporters, it wouldn’t provide all that many jobs – only about 20,000, almost all of them seasonal and temporary.

Contrary to the claims of its opponents, it would not pose a disqualifying threat to the environment. Even though extracting and refining bitumen from the tar sands in Alberta, Canada, emits much more carbon dioxide than ordinary oil drilling, total emissions from the tar-sands crude are about 20 percent greater than from other oil, because most emissions come from burning the fuel. As Joe Oliver, the Canadian minister of natural resources, told participants in the Bloomberg New Energy Finance Summit last week, improved extraction methods in the tar sands have lowered emissions there by 26 percent since 1990. Oliver also noted that the new pipe itself would have 57 more safety features than are found in the hundreds of thousands of miles of pipelines already crisscrossing the U.S. In the end, the most important thing that Keystone would do is carry as many as 830,000 barrels of oil a day from Canada and from the Bakken shale formation in North Dakota to refineries on the Gulf Coast. This is oil that the United States still needs, and will bring in from somewhere – probably Canada or Venezuela via train and ship – whether or not Keystone is built. Rather than encourage more study, President Barack Obama should now prod the State Department to move as fast as possible to approve the pipeline and get this overblown and needlessly divisive controversy off the nation’s agenda.

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

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR What it is today To the Editor: Nearly eight years ago, four community members had a dream to provide cancer patients and those affected by cancer a resource unlike any other in the Fox Valley area. Their vision was to create a place where people could be educated, supported, empowered and strengthened. In 2005, they opened the doors of LivingWell Cancer Resource Center and welcomed the public to find hope and healing. It was a humble beginning – a folding table and chairs, a few

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brochures and some big-hearted volunteers. But the response from the community was overwhelming, and support for LivingWell grew. Each year, hundreds more community members came to see how they could be helped, and soon LivingWell was supporting more than 1,800 individuals each year. This May, LivingWell Cancer Resource Center will celebrate our one-year anniversary at our new home at the corner of Williamsburg Avenue and Route 38 in Geneva. Every professionally led support group, educational workshop, nutrition, art, exercise program, and

counseling session we offer has been made possible through the generosity of this community. On behalf of those who have benefited from the services and programs at LivingWell, we wish to thank the community for all your goodwill and support. If you haven’t yet had a tour, please stop in anytime to see how generosity and kindness have helped to make LivingWell what it is today. Nancy Vance Executive director of the LivingWell Cancer Resource Center

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Obama pledges Boston bombing review for warnings By TONY CAPACCIO and LARRY LIEBERT Bloomberg News Service WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama said Tuesday “we want to leave no stone unturned” in a review to determine whether warning signs were missed by U.S. authorities before the Boston bombings. “We won’t know that until that review is completed,” Obama said during a news conference at the White House. “Based on what I’ve seen so far, the FBI performed its duties. Department of Homeland Security did what it was supposed to be doing.” Members of Congress have questioned the FBI’s decision to close a 2011 inquiry into Tamerlan Tsarnaev, who later became a suspect in the bombings. Russian intelligence agencies had told the FBI that he had become radical and asked for information about him. The Central Intelligence Agency also was provided with the information and alerted other U.S. agencies. The FBI searched U.S. terrorism and crime databases, conducted interviews and found nothing incriminating, and the Russians didn’t respond to requests for information, said U.S. officials who asked not to be identified discussing intelligence matters. While Obama described the review as being conducted by James Clapper, the director of national intelligence, it was initiated and is being performed by inspectors general for U.S. intelligence and law enforcement agencies, according to Clapper’s spokesman. “This is not an investigation,” spokesman Shawn Turner said Tuesday in an emailed statement. “This is an independent review of information-sharing procedures. It is limited to the handling of information related to the suspects prior to the attack.” Clapper “believes that every agency involved in collecting and sharing information

“One of the dangers that we now face are self-radicalized individuals who are already here in the United States.” President Barack Obama prior to the attack took all the appropriate steps,” according to Turner. The watchdog offices for the intelligence community, the Department of Homeland Security and the FBI are conducting the review, he said. U.S. authorities have said Tsarnaev and his younger brother Dzhokhar, 19, detonated two homemade bombs near the marathon’s finish line April 15, killing three people and injuring more than 200. Tamerlan Tsarnaev died after a shootout with police. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has been charged with two capital counts, including use of a weapon of mass destruction. He could face the death penalty if convicted. Obama said tracking terrorists in the United States who “may not be part of any kind of network” is “hard stuff.” “One of the dangers that we now face are self-radicalized individuals who are already here in the United States,” Obama said. Obama repeated his previous praise of how law enforcement agencies performed after the Boston bombing, and he said Russia has been “very cooperative” since the attack. “There are still suspicions sometimes between our intelligence and law enforcement agencies that date back 10, 20, 30 years, back to the Cold War,” Obama said. “But they’re continually improving.” Members of Congress say they want to know what happened when Tamerlan Tsarnaev boarded a flight to Russia from New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport in January 2012.

Twitter warns media: ‘Attacks will continue’ By MARK MILIAN Bloomberg News Service SAN FRANCISCO – Twitter Inc. warned journalists to prepare for more cyber attacks following a breach of the account of the Associated Press news service that triggered a stock-market decline. Members of the press should change passwords to make them randomly generated strings of text or words – and different from their login to access email accounts, Twitter said in a memo to media. News organizations should designate one computer for Twitter use, reducing the chance of a malware infection from surfing the Web or checking email. Twitter’s defense against password theft came under scrutiny earlier this month after a hacker sent a false post about explosions at the White House last week, triggering a drop that wiped out $136 billion in value from the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index. Following a move by the Securities and Exchange Com-

mission to allow companies to share market-sensitive news via social media, the AP breach threatens Chief Executive Officer Dick Costolo’s ability to establish Twitter as a trusted source of information ahead of a possible initial public offering. “There have been several recent incidents of high-profile news and media Twitter handles being compromised,” Twitter said in the memo. “We believe that these attacks will continue, and that news and media organizations will continue to be high value targets to hackers.” The false information from the AP account, which said there were explosions at the White House and President Barack Obama had been injured, came after repeated attempts by hackers to access to AP reporters’ passwords, the news agency said. AP was the latest victim in a series of hacking cases against news outlets, including the Twitter accounts of CBS News’ “60 Minutes.” The television program said earli-

er this month that its Twitter account was “compromised,” according to a posting on parent CBS Corp.’s account on April 20. Some of National Public Radio’s Twitter accounts were hacked as well, the company said. To bolster security, Twitter plans to introduce a mechanism called two-step authentication, a person familiar with the matter said last week. In addition to a password, the security measure usually requires a code to be sent as a text message to a user’s mobile phone, or generated on a device or in software. Journalists should use two-factor authentication to access e-mail if possible, Twitter said. Facebook Inc., Google Inc. and Yahoo! Inc. are among the companies that currently offer the option for accessing their online services. Carolyn Penner, a spokeswoman for San Francisco-based Twitter, didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.

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BATTLING THE BODY STC EAST TENNIS’ JUSTIN BOWMAN IS 20-0 BUT FIGHTING BACK TROUBLE. PAGE 20 Jeff Krage for Shaw Media

St. Charles East’s No. 2 singles player Justin Bowman (right) was unable to play Tuesday at Geneva because of a back injury.

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By JAY SCHWAB jschwab@shawmedia.com Twenty foes have tried and failed to stop St. Charles East boys tennis player Justin Bowman. Bowman and the Saints hope that the senior’s balky back doesn’t pick up the slack on behalf of his overmatched opponents. Bowman, East’s No. 2 singles player, is off to a sparkling 20-0 start this season but had to sit out conference matches Monday against St. Charles North and Tuesday against Geneva after experiencing lower-back spasms during Saturday’s Blackhawk Invitational. Bowman said he had similar back woes last year. “I would like to get back as soon as I can but I’m laid-back right now because I’ve had this pain before and I know what to do, how to get rid of it,” Bowman said. Bowman, who aims to become a four-time state qualifier for the Saints later this month, plays in the No. 2 spot for East because of the presence of hulking junior Jasper Koenen, one of the elite players in the West suburbs. Whenever Bowman’s name pops up, people are quick to note that he’d be a strong, No. 1 caliber player at most schools. “But having Jasper is great for our school,” Bowman said. “It helps our team out a lot. During practices, it’s great to hit with him. He’s made me a lot better player just hitting with him.” Koenen, who works out with Bowman at a Hinsdale club during the high school offseason, feels similarly about Bowman. “It’s really great having him on the team for us to have a 1-2 punch against other teams, and for us both to be doing well,” Koenen said after his latest dominating outing, 6-0, 6-0 over Geneva’s

Nick Huang on Tuesday in Geneva. “It gives us an advantage against other teams. You only need to win four matches to win the team match and if we can provide two of those, it’s always really nice.” Bowman and Koenen were both undefeated on the season until last week, when Koenen dropped a three-setter against powerhouse New Trier. In fact, Bowman was the lone Saint to win that day – the highlight of his season to date. “Everyone lost on my team and I was still out there in the third set trying to pull off one win for our team, and I got it,” said Bowman, whose injury could prevent him from winning the 10 additional matches he needs to hit the 100-mark for his Saints career. Bowman is continuing his family’s tradition with Saints tennis. Older sisters Lauren and Erin played for the Saints, with Erin going on to compete collegiately at Carroll University. Bowman plans to play college tennis next year at Wisconsin-Whitewater. East coach Rob Livermore said Bowman’s years of absorbing the sport are apparent. “He really knows what ball to play and where to hit it and how to make his opponent give him the ball that he wants so he can win the point,” Livermore said. Bowman went 3-0 in the tournament Saturday at West Aurora. But it’s those kinds of long days that put his back in more jeopardy. “I would say multiple matches and longer matches,” Bowman said. “Especially when my opponent hits the ball harder, I feel the pain more coming out.” The way he has played this spring, it’s the only obstacle for which Bowman still needs to find an answer.

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St. Charles East’s Justin Bowman serves during Saturday’s tennis tournament at West Aurora High School. Bowman went 3-0 on the day.

Bowman plays No. 2 singles because of the presence of junior Jasper Koenen, one of the elite players in the West suburbs.

TODAY Baseball: Batavia at Elgin, 4:30 p.m.; Larkin at Geneva, 4:30 p.m.; St. Charles North at St. Charles East, 4:30 p.m.; Wheaton Academy at Glenbard West, 4:30 p.m.; Wheaton Academy at Immaculate Conception, 6:30 p.m. Kaneland at Rochelle, 4:30 p.m. Softball: Elgin at Batavia, 4:30 p.m.; Geneva at St. Charles North, 4:30 p.m.; St. Charles East at Streamwood, 4:30 p.m.; Rosary at Immaculate Conception, 4:30 p.m.; St. Francis at St. Edward, 4:30 p.m.; Wheaton Academy at Guerin Prep, 4:30 p.m. Girls soccer: St. Charles East at Streamwood, 4:30 p.m.; Hinckley-Big Rock at Kaneland, 4:30 p.m. Girls track and field: Rosary, Aurora Christian, Wheaton Academy at SCC Tournament, 3 p.m. (at Rosary) Boys tennis: Neuqua Valley at Batavia, 4:30 p.m. Boys water polo: St. Charles North at Maine South, 6 p.m. Girls water polo: Hinsdale Central at St. Charles East, 6 p.m.; Rolling Meadows at St. Charles North, 6 p.m.


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and I was just so determined to get a hit because I was so frustrated with myself,” Lorenzini said. “The on-deck batter, Alex Latoria, we had a little chat, and she gave me some motivation. I just knew what I had to do.” The chat between Lorenzini and Latoria ended with a handshake ritual that must have some magic powers. That, or Lorenzini was looking for some redemption. “I had a defensive error in the top of the eighth and I was down on myself,” Lorenzini said, “but I realized we’re a good team. We’ve had so many consecutive wins that I really wanted to keep

it going.” The Saints earned deserved praise from the opposite side of the field, as well. “I think to some degree the confidence they have from winning 17 in a row showed,” Geneva coach Greg Dierks said. “We got two runs in the top and they didn’t flinch. ... They showed a lot of confidence in the last inning, and they earned their win.” It was a big offensive day for the bottom of the Saints’ lineup. No. 6 hitter Kate Peterburs finished a triple shy of the cycle, collecting three hits – including a two-run homer in the fifth – and an intentional walk, in addition to

three runs scored, in her four plate appearances. No. 7 hitter, pitcher Haley Beno – who earned her 12th win of the season on the mound – picked up two hits as a batter, and Cheatham was also a triple away from the cycle, going 3 for 4 with two RBIs. The win extended the streak to 17 straight wins, but it also sent the Saints to a 20-3 record on the season (9-2 in Upstate Eight play) and gave East head coach Kelly Horan the 100th win of her career. An upbeat Horan had many words for the team’s victory afterward, but two of them stood out: “Big win.”

Ball State the new gameplan for North’s Payne Quinten Payne said he has leaned on a deep support network – family, friends, his girlfriend, his coach – in dealing with what has been a stressful last month. When it came to making the final call on his new college destination, Payne opted for a more streamlined approach: his gut. The St. Charles North senior guard said that’s what led him to a swift decision Monday night just after concluding his two-day campus visit at Ball State. He verbally committed to the Cardinals then and plans to sign his letter of intent late this week or early next. “You know how sometimes when you find that situation where you know you have that gut feeling it’s the right situation – right when I got on campus and even before that I had that gut feeling with Coach [James] Whitford and the assistant coaches it was going to be a great situation for me,” Payne said. Payne signed with Loyola in the fall but changed his plans after the season ended when his older brother, Cully, decided not to return to the Ramblers’ program for his senior season. Cully Payne also is looking for a

PREP ZONE Jay Schwab new hoops destination for next season and could end up in the Mid-American Conference like his little brother; Cully Payne plans an upcoming visit to Western Michigan. The ultra-aggressive, 6-foot-4 Payne was the Kane County Chronicle Boys Basketball Player of the Year as a senior. He led the area with 19.8 points a game in leading the North Stars to an 18-11 season. Payne also visited Virginia Tech and Eastern Illinois in recent weeks before choosing Ball State on Monday night. He had offers from Ball State and Eastern. If he had opted for the Panthers, Payne would again have been ticketed to a share a college campus with a basketball-playing sibling. Payne’s sister, Katlyn, plays for the EIU women’s basketball team. “She was always giving me reasons why I should go there but she’s a sister – she understands I might not have chosen her school to go to, but she’s going to support

me,” Payne said. Whitford, former associate head coach at Arizona, has been on the job in Muncie, Ind., less than a month, having been named the Cardinals’ coach April 10. “I love the style of play Coach Whitford brought in with the fast pace like the Arizona offense he came from, the pack-line defense and switching that up on different opportunities,” Payne said. “I love his style of play and I think it’s going to be a great opportunity for me.” Payne’s unusual family circumstances are well-documented. Both of his parents played Division I college basketball, and he is among three siblings who intend to play D-I ball next year. Both Cully and Katlyn have dealt with transfers at the college level, which Payne said gave him deeper insight into his second go-around through the recruiting process. He said playing for a new coach increases the prospects for stability in the program during his career, which was appealing. “It was just one of those things where I’m a little more experienced from seeing my brother and my sister and my mom and dad of seeing what the good and

“You know how sometimes when you ind that situation where you know you have that gut feeling it’s the right situation – right when I got on campus and even before that I had that gut feeling with Coach [James] Whitford and the assistant coaches it was going to be a great situation for me.” Quinten Payne, St. Charles North senior bad of college are,” Payne said. “That made it a little easier. A lot of kids, this is their first time going through it.”

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

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ST. CHARLES – Confidence. That’s what comes with a 16-game winning streak, and that’s what the St. Charles East softball team carried into the bottom of the eighth inning down 7-5 to Geneva on Tuesday afternoon. The Saints led much of the game, up 5-1 before Geneva had a huge sixth inning, scoring four times to tie the game at 5. When the Vikings scored two more times in the top of the eighth, it looked like the streak might finally be over. But East’s No. 8 hitter, second baseman Olivia

Cheatham, smacked a leadoff home run – the fourth roundtripper of the game on what everyone was calling a hitter’s day at St. Charles East – bringing the game within a run. It then snowballed for Geneva pitcher Haley Orwig, as the Saints got a hit batsman, a bunt single and a throwing error, the last of which allowed the tying run to score. Right fielder Olivia Lorenzini then smoked a line drive down the right-field line, plating the winning run and giving the Saints an 8-7 walk-off victory. Seventeen in a row. “I hadn’t hit her all game,

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By DENNIS D. JACOBS editorial@kcchronicle.com GENEVA – The Geneva boys volleyball team was firing on all cylinders Tuesday, allowing the Vikings to run over a St. Charles East squad missing a key spark plug. Geneva disposed of the Saints quickly in an Upstate Eight Conference River Division match, 25-13, 25-15. East was without head coach Kate McCullagh, who assistant coach Mike Bui said was called

away to deal with a family emergency shortly before the team was to leave for Geneva. Bui did his best to fill in, but he said the players missed their leader. “They’re used to having her around,” he said. “I think that made a huge difference.” Of course, the strong play of the Vikings (17-6, 3-0) also had something to do with East’s defeat. Geneva senior Mason Stierwalt again led the offensive attack with eight kills, but he had plenty of help from his teammates.

“Everyone played great,” Stierwalt said. “Everyone played together great. No one let us down.” Chris Parrilli added six kills for the Vikings. “Chris Parrilli can really score some points,” Geneva coach K.C. Johnsen said. “He jumps and hits the ball and he sees the court so well while he’s doing it.” Johnsen noted that in addition to Stierwalt and Parrilli, the Vikings can score in the middle with Dominic Bondi

and on the right side with Nick Buseki. “Those are pretty good options for our setters,” he said. Setter Will Hince had 17 assists for the Vikings and Brandon Navigato came up with 12 digs. The Saints had most of their success attacking from the left side with junior outside hitters R.J. Yoder and Luke Spicer. Yoder had a pair of kills early in the second game to keep East close at 10-5, but the Vikings scored the next

four points – capped by a Parrilli kill – to take command. Bui said he hopes McCullagh will be back in time for East’s next match Thursday at Riverside-Brookfield. The Vikings are back in action Thursday at home against South Elgin, then wrap up conference play Tuesday at St. Charles North. “We’re definitely on a good run,” Stierwalt said. “We’re looking to keep it going through conference and then make a run at regionals.”

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Kaneland baseball edged by Sycamore The KANE COUNTY CHRONICLE SYCAMORE – Matt Limbrunner homered and was the tough-luck loser on the pitching mound Tuesday as the Kaneland baseball team fell to Sycamore, 2-1, in Northern Illinois Big 12 East play. Limbrunner threw five innings for Kaneland, striking out five. He had to work around four errors, but was able to get out of jams. “He’s going to scratch and claw and fight, and he’s going to be the last man standing, he’s going to get out of there,” Knights coach Brian Aversa said. “He’s going to do whatever he can to help the team.” Spartans starting pitcher Scott Nelson shut out Kaneland through the first five innings but sat in the dugout as the Spartans’ offense came up empty. Sycamore was able to break through in the bottom of the fifth, with Mitchell Jordan scoring on an error and Cooper Vinz driving in Nate Haacker on a sacrifice fly. Limbrunner homered in the sixth inning for Kaneland (7-11, 4-5 NI Big 12 East). Geneva 12, Larkin 2 (6 inn.): At Elgin, Dan Berendt went 3 for 3 with a double and Brock Chenier and Anthony Bragg each homered for Geneva (11-10, 8-8 UEC River). Batavia 13, Elgin 0 (5 inn.): At Batavia, Laren Eustace, Robbie Bowman, Andrew Siegler,

Danny Ritchason, Matt Musielak and Jeremy Schoessling drove in two runs apiece for Batavia (15-4, 9-4 UEC River).

North (20-3, 3-0 UEC River) to the win.

BOYS TENNIS St. Charles East 5, Geneva 2:

Richmond-Burton 5, Burlington Central 3: At Burlington, Central (7-7, 6-2 Big Northern East) could not overcome allowing Richmond-Burton three unearned runs in first inning.

Aurora Central Catholic 7, Walther Lutheran 6: At Melrose Park, Michael Fidler pitched 6 1/3 innings to get the win and Matt Miller notched the save for ACC (21-3). Montini 11, Marmion 1: At Aurora, Marmion fell to Montini for the second time in as many days.

SOFTBALL Kaneland 9, Rochelle 0: At Maple Park, Kaneland’s Ellissa Eckert threw a three-hitter and Allyson O’Herron went 3 for 3 with a double and two RBIs for the Knights (13-3, 5-1 NI Big 12 East). St. Charles North 3, Elgin 0: At St. Charles, Kaitlyn Waslawski went 3 for 3 with all three RBIs for North (11-4, 7-2 UEC River) in support of winning pitcher Sabrina Rabin, who threw a three-hitter.

Burlington Central 2, Richmond-Burton 1: At Richmond, Central’s Lauren King hit the go-ahead double with one out in the top of the seventh and Bekah Harnish went 3 for 4 with a double as Central (16-

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St. Charles East’s George Spoerl hits a return during a match Tuesday at Geneva. Spoerl and John Potts fell in No. 1 doubles to Geneva’s Ryan Doeckel and Matt McCarthy. 1, 8-0 BNC East) won its 13th game in a row. Emily Kisch (50) pitched a complete game for the visitors.

Chicago Christian 3, Rosary 0: At Palos Heights, Rosary pitcher Cara Smoczynski struck out 10 batters but the Royals (8-8, 5-3 SCC) only managed three hits offensively.

St. Francis 15, Christian Liberty 1: St. Francis romped in the nonconference matchup.

GIRLS SOCCER Batavia 4, Streamwood 1: At Streamwood, Shelby Stone, Rachel Reinecke, Karina Rosales and Megan McEachern scored as Batavia (9-3-3, 3-2-1 UEC River) capped its conference schedule with a win. St. Charles North 0, York 0: At Elmhurst, North goalkeeper Shelby Stitz made three saves

to help the North Stars (14-2-1) to the draw. Geneva 7, Elgin 0: At Geneva, Amanda Lulek scored three goals and Geneva (9-8-1, 2-2-1 UEC River) ripped Elgin. Kaneland 6, Rochelle 0: At Rochelle, Kiandra Powell scored three goals and Michelle Ortiz added two goals as Kaneland (74-2, 5-1-1 NI Big 12 East) rolled.

Rosary 6, Aurora Central Catholic 0: At Aurora, Kaitlin Johnson scored two goals, Haley Kilbride scored and had two assists and Olivia Cozzoni scored and had an assist for host Rosary (12-3-3, 6-0 SCC).

BOYS VOLLEYBALL St. Charles North 2, Larkin 0 (25-21, 25-13): At Elgin, Kevin Beach (seven kills), Jonathan Orech (six kills) and Pat Misiewicz (19 assists) helped lead

At Geneva, St. Charles East’s Jasper Koenen sailed, 6-0, 6-0, at No. 1 singles and East won three of four doubles matches to take the UEC River dual meet. Nick McCarty won at No. 2 singles for the Vikings and Geneva’s top doubles tandem of Ryan Doeckel and Matt McCarthy also won. St. Charles North 6, Elgin 1: At Elgin, Dominick Amalraj (No. 1 singles) and Keith Hedges and Grant Spellman (No. 1 doubles) enjoyed straight-set wins for North.

Marmion 5, Wheaton Academy 0: At West Chicago, John King and Dave Demoll earned straight-set singles wins for Marmion.

GIRLS TRACK Kaneland triangular: Kaneland won with 86 points, nipping Yorkville (83) and outpacing Morris (16). The Knights’ Lauren Zick took the 200 meters (26.41 seconds), the 100 (12.38 seconds) and the long jump (18-2).

BOYS TRACK Yorkville triangular: Kaneland’s 103 points were well ahead of Yorkville (46) and Morris (18). • Shaw Media’s Steve Nitz contributed to this report.


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A closer look at prep softball

IN THE GROOVE MADISON KEITH Geneva, So., OF What she did: Keith homered and drove in five as Geneva blasted Glenbrook South, 12-1.

WHAT WE LEARNED LAST WEEK ... Geneva found its groove. A slow start to the year was precipitated by a lack of timely hitting. That came to an end last week as the Vikings sacked Larkin and Glenbrook South in run-rule affairs while getting by McHenry and Streamwood in tighter contests. The hot play continued Monday with a win over rival Batavia.

WHAT WE’LL LEARN IN THE WEEK AHEAD ... All eyes will be on St. Charles East and its massive winning streak. The Saints’ winning streak reached 17 after Tuesday’s rally to beat Geneva in eight innings.

Castellanos’ challenge First-year Batavia coach Lupe Castellanos knew what he was getting into when he took over the Bulldogs’ program after the 2012 season. Despite returning the bulk of a potent lineup that includes Dayton recruit Katie Ryan, Batavia lost its two best pitchers to graduation in Katie Coleman and Katie Neubauer. Castellanos and the Bulldogs are learning just how important pitching can be as struggles in the circle have factored heavily into the team’s 2-11 start. A quick glance at the Bulldogs’ pitching stats reveals a few telling culprits for the young Batavia staff’s struggles – walks and runs allowed. Through Monday’s 9-4 loss to Geneva, Batavia pitchers have allowed 78 walks in 71 innings that has contributed to a 9.79 team ERA. The extra baserunners, coupled with 121 hits given up in 71 innings, would make life difficult for any offense. Despite the inauspicious start for Batavia’s inexperienced pitching staff, featuring sophomore Allicia Mueller, junior Nicole Peercy and senior Ryan, Castellanos likes the progress his pitchers have been making, especially recently. “Alicia has been doing the majority of the pitching and every time out she’s getting better and improving and has began to locate her pitches a lot better while throwing more strikes,” Castellanos said. “Early in the year she was struggling a little bit because pitching is not her main position but we were lacking depth so she stepped up and told me that she would do what’s best for the team.” If the Batavia pitchers can right the ship, the Bulldog bats might have enough pop to help turn things around. The meat of the Batavia order – Selena Kweder, Sami Villarreal and Ryan – are all hitting above .400, with Kweder leading the team at .517. Area teams have been cognizant of Ryan’s home run power, putting her on base eight times via the walk that has helped contribute to her .552 on-base percentage. Even with the .300 team batting average, the struggle for Castellanos is trying to get as much out of his pitchers as possible.

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St. Charles East’s Kelly Rinker gets a hit April 3 during their loss at South Elgin.

“It’s kind of tough because it’s a learning process every time we go out there,” Castellanos said. “She’s [Mueller] learning how to pitch and learning how to compete because her main position isn’t really pitching. She’s kind of learning on the job, I guess you could say.” Castellanos is still waiting for his team to play like it can for a full seven innings. “I think we just haven’t put a full game together,” Castellanos said. “When our defense is playing good, we lack the offense. When the offense comes around, we struggle on defense. We just need to put a full game together, and the wins will come.”

Fox Trot In the shadow of St. Charles East’s hot start, Geneva quietly is in the midst of a hot streak of its own. The Vikings after play Tuesday are 5-2 in their past seven games with a trip to the Rolling Meadows Tournament championship game and a 14-0 rout of Larkin that was part of All-Foxes Day. Every year, the Geneva softball program invites the Geneva Foxes travel softball program out to a game where the future Vikings can cheer on the current crop of Geneva players. The game

is an extension of a broader friendship between the two programs that goes well beyond the field. “Over the last couple of years, the Foxes have picked a day and they invite all of their players to come out and watch us play,” Geneva coach Greg Dierks said. “The other half of it is we set up pen pals between the girls on my team and the girls on the Foxes’ teams. So they write back and forth and talk about the games and whatever else. The attendance has been great and the girls get to meet each other take pictures together.” Whatever the Foxes’ players wrote recently has rubbed off as Geneva blew away Larkin and breezed to the Rolling Meadows Tournament championship game with a 12-1 drubbing of Glenbrook South and a 5-1 win over McHenry. Bartlett clipped Geneva, 2-0, in the championship game to cap what was still an impressive week. “Everything just sort of came together this week with great weather and the great day we had with the Foxes,” Dierks said. “Tournaments are fun to play in because it’s great bonding time. It was just a lot of positives kicking in this week.” – Ian Matthews editorial@kcchronicle.com

COACH SLY SEZ ... Sly ran out of fingers and moved onto toes as East’s streak now stands at 17. There are other teams that are on fire, too (Geneva, Burlington Central) but East is approaching pretty lofty territory. An early-season rainout may have placed added im-

portance on Monday’s first meeting between East and North. If the Saints run the table this week, a win over North could make it a cool 20. • You can respond at kcchronicle.com/blogs/ sly.

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EMMA MOLENHOUSE Rosary, Fr., P What she did: The young Molenhouse struck out 12 in Rosary’s 11-2 win over Guerin. The win put the Royals over .500 in SCC play.

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ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

BRITNEY WILLIAMS

Cougars outlast Captains FOR THE KANE COUNTY CHRONICLE

St. Charles East • Senior • Girls track Why Williams was selected: Competed as part of record-setting 4x800 and 4x400 relays at Friday’s Kane County Girls Track and Field Meet at Geneva. St. Charles East senior girls not to panic. And I guess I just trusted my training. track and field standout Britney Williams helped the Coach [Tim Wolf] threw Saints to a runner-up finish you and Jordan [Shead] at Friday’s Kane County on the 4x800 last-minMeet at Geneva, completute. Are you there to ing the anchor leg of the stay? 4x800-meter realay before running the second leg of the We didn’t expect to do 4x400. Both victorious relays that this year, but we love opportunties, so we’re not established new county records, and Williams’ efforts really sure where that’s going yet. established her as the St. Charles Bank & Trust-Kane How is team morale County Chronicle Athlete of with the state series on the Week. Chronicle sports reporter Kevin Druley caught the horizon? I’m just really proud of my up with Williams about her team. I mean, they work night. The following is an so hard and we’re seeing edited transcript: What was your mindset when you took the baton trailing in the [4x400]? I just tried to relax. Tried

COUGARS 13, CAPTAINS 9

results, and I think it’s really positive. I just can’t stress that [enough]. I love my team so much. They’re doing real well.

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EASTLAKE, Ohio – In a contest that featured 22 runs on 31 hits, the Kane County Cougars outlasted the Lake County Captains with a 13-9 victory on Tuesday night at Classic Park. Lendy Castillo struggled from the start for the Cougars (9-13) as he gave up an RBI double to Eric Haase in the bottom of the first, putting Lake County (8-17) on top. Willson Contreras quickly evened the score with a solo homer in the second, but the Captains regained the advantage as Jorge Martinez tripled and scored on a knock off the

bat of Anthony Santander. In the fourth, the Cougars put up their first of four threerun innings. Oliver Zapata singled home Contreras while Pin-Chieh Chen cracked a run-scoring double before Gioskar Amaya’s sac fly. The lead wouldn’t last long as Lake County cruised to a 7-4 cushion with five in the bottom of the fourth against Castillo. Lake County remained in front until the seventh when the Cougars took advantage of a Leonardo Castillo error with a run-scoring single from Yaniel Cabezas and a two-run base hit from Chen. Castillo committed two more defensive miscues in the game

as the Cougars picked up six more tallies in the final two innings, highlighted by a Dan Vogelbach home run. Justin Amlung (3-0) tossed three innings of relief and surrendered just one hit, a homer to Haase. Nathan Dorris (S, 1) recorded the final six outs for the Cougars while giving up an unearned run in the bottom of the ninth. The Cougars are back home tonight to take on the Bowling Green Hot Rods at 6:30. Right-hander Pierce Johnson (1-1) will start for the Cougars against lefty Blake Snell (1-2). For tickets, please call (630) 232-8811 or visit www.kccougars.com.

BLACKHAWKS NOTES

Pregame injury sidelines Wild goaltender By TOM MUSICK tmusick@shawmedia.com CHICAGO – The Blackhawks’ first surprise of the playoffs arrived about a halfhour before Tuesday’s opening faceoff against the Minnesota Wild. It turned out that Josh Harding, not Niklas Backstrom, would oppose the Hawks in net. Backstrom was injured during pregame warmups and needed help heading off of the ice. The 35-year-old goaltender from Finland was expected to be the full-time starter for the Wild during the playoffs after appearing in 42 of 48 games

during the regular season. Instead, Harding stepped in for Backstrom for the remainder of pregame warmups, and he was announced as the starter about 10 minutes before the start of the game. Harding appeared in only five games during the regular season, posting a 1-1 record with a 3.24 goals-against average and a .863 save percentage. Because of Backstrom’s injury, the Wild played the game without a backup goaltender. Roster squeeze: Hawks coach Joel Quenneville faced several tough decisions about which veterans would watch Game 1 as healthy scratches. Those who did not play in-

cluded Daniel Carcillo, Sheldon Brookbank and Jamal Mayers. Center Dave Bolland and goaltender Ray Emery also sat out because of injuries. Brookbank’s benching meant that veteran Michal Rozsival skated in his 53 rd career playoff game and his first as a member of the Blackhawks. Meanwhile, Carcillo and Mayers sat out while second-year enforcer Brandon Bollig appeared in his fifth career playoff game. Hawks bits: The Hawks have a 12-13 all-time series record in the first round of the playoffs. … Before Tuesday, the Wild had not appeared in the playoffs for five years.

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HOROSCOPE By BERNICE BEDE OSOL Newspaper Enterprise Association TODAY – Conditions that have a direct effect on your material well-being are likely to show a marked improvement in the year ahead. Luck will be on your side. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) – You must be extremely careful not to show partiality to certain friends. If you do, you’ll lose the respect of many. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) – Don’t take on more tasks than you can comfortably manage. Your overall performance will greatly suffer if you’re overburdened. CANCER (June 21-July 22) – Though there will be situations in which you’ll need to take some risks, there will also be times when you’ll need to be conservative. Know the difference. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) – A close friend might get hurt if you fail to return the warmth and consideration that this person has consistently shown you in the past. Be mindful of your behavior. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) – Self-doubt is likely to be your worst enemy, so you need to figure out how to deal with it. If you don’t, you’ll lose all the momentum you’ve gained. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) – Be careful, because your financial trends will be mixed. Though you may gain in some instances, you could suffer an unexpected loss. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) – Although you have excellent leadership qualities, you may not be using them enough. Step up to the plate when called to do so. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) – Because you’ll tend to hear and see only what you want to, you could be cruising for a bruising. Be an attentive and conscientious listener. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) – Treat all your friends in your usual considerate manner, but don’t let anyone walk all over you. A person who’s taken advantage of you in the past may try to do so again. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) – In order to achieve an important objective, you must stay focused on your target at all times. If you deviate, even briefly, you are likely to be thrown off course. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) – Although your judgment is likely at its soundest, unfortunately, you might allow lesser heads to rule the day. Don’t doubt your instincts. ARIES (March 21-April 19) – By working in fits and starts, you severely minimize your effectiveness and productivity. That doesn’t mean that you won’t do anything well, it just means that you won’t do enough.

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Robert De Niro (left) and Katherine Heigl round out the star-studded cast of “The Big Wedding.”

A ‘Wedding’ better left at the altar By DANA BARBUTO More Content Now The march-to-matrimony rom-com “The Big Wedding” has all its “somethings” covered: it’s a tale as OLD as time; its director is pretty NEW; the plot is BORROWED and it left me BLUE from holding my breath ’til it was over. Weddings tend to bring out the worst in families, and in this case, movies, too. Cribbing from a French comedy, writer-director Justin Zackham (“The Bucket List”) has concocted material as thin as the tulle veil adorning the bride (Amanda Seyfried). The characters, all little cloned cake-toppers, are as formulaic as they come. To say Katherine Heigl – the poster girl for foul chick flicks (“The Ugly Truth,” “Life as We Know It”) – is not the low-light of “The Big Wedding” speaks volumes. Playing the groom’s older sister, she’s not all that bad. No such redemption for the quartet of Oscar-winners slumming for a paycheck. You’d expect the presence of Diane Keaton, Susan Sarandon, Robert De Niro and Robin

‘The Big Wedding’ Grade: CCast: Robert De Niro, Susan Sarandon, Diane Keaton, Katherine Heigl. Rated: R for language, sexual content and brief nudity.

Williams to lend gravitas. But like Al Pacino in Adam Sandler’s “Jack & Jill,” they only embarrass themselves. Sarandon deserves better than awkward, panties-aroundthe-ankles scenes, for example. A squinty-eyed De Niro again plays the randy, uncouth father, who conveniently goes off the wagon the day of the wedding. Keaton just blathers on, and the less said about Williams as an alcoholic priest, the better. The movie spans one summer weekend at a glorious New England lake house, where the family has gathered for the wedding of adopted son, Alejandro (Ben Barnes), and Missy (Seyfried, with nothing to do).

The groom’s divorced parents, Don (De Niro) and Ellie (Keaton), pretend to still be married for the sake of Alejandro’s biological – and very Catholic – mother, Madonna (Patricia Rae), who has traveled from Colombia to see her son wed. Sarandon is Bebe, Don’s live-in lover, who agrees to take a backseat on Alejandro’s behalf. Joining the wedding celebration are his sister, Lyla (Heigl), with her own marital woes, and brother, Jared (Topher Grace), the good-looking virgin doctor, targeting Alejandro’s biological sister, Nuria (Ana Ayora). Oops, almost forgot the bride’s racist parents, Muffin (Tony-winner Christine Ebersole) and Barry (David Rasche), who don’t want “brown” grandbabies. Zackham dampens the reception with painfully cliched twists (you’ll never guess who slept with whom, or who’s pregnant, or who’s a lesbian!) and rote genre trappings. The outcome is never in doubt, despite the various contrived obstacles and confessions that pop up. It lacks so much heart and brains that you’ll want to leave this “Wedding” at the altar.

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Man peeking out of closet should open it Dear Abby: My oldest son came out to me as a gay man in a private conversation. I have no problem with him being gay; however, I DO have a problem with the fact that he has asked me not to tell anyone. He isn’t ready to come out to anyone else. I tried to advise him that until he is true to himself, he won’t be happy. My son says if he comes out to anyone else, it would “hurt so many people.” I will keep his secret, but there is a young woman he is living with and planning to marry, and I do not believe this is fair to her or her child. He is not happy being a gay man, and that’s why he’s choosing to live a lie. He was raised in church and feels like he is betraying God by being gay. How can I support him and lie to this young woman he is with? My son is so confused. How do I help him and keep his secret at the same time? – Anonymous Dear Anonymous: Your son may not be “happy” being a gay man, but that is who he is. For him to keep a secret like this from his fiancee, who plans to share the rest of her life with him, will be MORE hurtful to her if he goes through with the wedding than telling her

DEAR ABBY Jeanne Phillips now. Help him by encouraging him to seek counseling through an LGBT community center. It will be strictly confidential, and there is nothing he can tell them they haven’t heard before. He is fortunate that he has a parent who is as accepting and wise about life as you. Dear Abby: I live in a small town where traffic isn’t much of a problem. Recently, though, a young man was killed in a car wreck. He ran into a semi because he was texting while driving. His final text was to a friend who had asked if they could get together for a night of fun. As a rule, we look down on people who drink and drive, as this is unacceptable in today’s world. But we do nothing to drivers who text and drive. Please advise your readers that no message is worth dying over. Last night there was ANOTHER traffic accident caused by the same thing! – Robert In

Kilgore, Texas

Dear Robert: Sadly, that “night of fun” will have to be postponed indefinitely. Sometimes it takes a tragedy (or two) to wake people up because they’re operating under the delusion that they are the exception to the rules of the road or are invincible. Dear Abby: My mother is in her mid-90s and in good health. She asked me an interesting question. She has mileage points with a major airline and was wondering if she can use them for the “final trip” back to her home state for burial when the time comes. Do you know the answer? – One-Way Ticket Dear One-Way: Your question is not only an interesting one, but it’s a first. I contacted a spokesperson for a major airline who responded that his company does not accept mileage points as a form of payment for any type of “shipment.” For her last flight, your mother would no longer be considered a passenger; she would be cargo, which is why her points idea won’t fly. • Write Dear Abby at www. dearabby.com.

Vaccine for HPV is recommended for boys, girls Dear Doctor K: My 14-year-old daughter got the Gardasil vaccine, which protects her from cervical cancer caused by HPV. But boys can get HPV, too. Should my teenage son also get the vaccine? Dear Reader: HPV stands for human papilloma virus. There are more than 100 strains of HPV; about 40 of these strains can be transmitted by sexual contact. So-called low-risk strains cause genital warts. High-risk strains can cause cancers of the cervix, anus, penis and throat. I’ll call these the HPV-related cancers. Not all of these cancers are caused only by HPV, but the virus is an important cause of each. Most cases of cervical cancer in women in the United States are caused by HPV. HPV can also cause cancer in men, including invasive cancer of the penis and anus. But these cancers are uncommon, and not all cases are caused by HPV. Some strains of HPV have also been linked to cancer of the mouth and throat. HPV is very common. Most sexually active adults become infected with HPV before the age of 50 – and most of them don’t know they have it. It doesn’t cause

ASK DOCTOR K Anthony L. Komaroff symptoms, but infected adults can still transmit HPV to their sexual partners. Safe sexual practices such as using condoms can reduce the risk of infection, but since condoms don’t cover all potentially infected tissues, protection is incomplete. Fortunately, many people with HPV infection never develop cancer from it. However, people with HPV infections – including “silent” infections that cause no symptoms – are at much higher risk for getting HPV-related cancers. To sum up: A person can have an HPV infection and not know it. He or she can pass the infection to a sexual partner, and the partner may not know it (because they, too, may not have symptoms). And both people are at increased risk for HPV-related cancers. That’s why it is recommended that both girls and boys be vaccinated against the virus in the years before they become

sexually active. The vaccination greatly reduces the risk that they will become infected and suffer the possible consequences of that infection. The Gardasil vaccine (also known as HPV4) was approved for boys in the United States in 2009. The vaccine protects against two low-risk strains of HPV and two high-risk strains. These four strains of HPV are responsible for most cases of genital warts and HPV-related cancers. Current guidelines recommend that boys ages 11 or 12 be vaccinated with Gardasil. The vaccine is given as a series of three doses. The first dose can be given as early as age 9. Males ages 13 to 21 who have not had the vaccine or didn’t get all three doses should also be vaccinated. All men can get the vaccine through age 26. Even with a vaccine, men and women should also remember to prevent HPV the old-fashioned way: by practicing safe sex.

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

This list will help teens eat healthier Dr. Wallace: I’m 16 and plan to be a doctor working in the area of diet and cholesterol. I’m very happy to see that most restaurants, and now fast food outlets, are putting low-fat, low-cholesterol items on their menus. We teens need to realize that it is important for us to learn how to eat nourishing, well-balanced foods and to lay low on foods high in salt, fat and cholesterol. My uncle is a doctor at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., and knowing that I’m interested in the study of cholesterol, he sent me a few hints for getting rid of most fat when preparing meat dishes. Will you please print this list? It will help many teens to be more conscientious eaters. – Shelly, Willmar, Minn. Dear Shelly: Thanks for the useful information. Anything that helps teens has a good chance of being read in this column. The fat on meat is saturated fat and reducing saturated fat may lower cholesterol levels. That’s good! 1. Trim visible fat from meats. 2. Remove the skin from poultry, either before or after cooking. 3. Use a fat-separating measuring cup (the spout comes out from the bottom) to separate fat from soup stocks and pan juices. Or refrigerate stocks and juices to solidify fat for removal with a spoon. 4. Refrigerate canned broths before opening. Skim away the fat that hardens on top. 5. Cook stews a day ahead. Then chill and remove the fat before reheating. Dr. Wallace: My daughter will be a high school freshman in September. She and her best friend talk constant-

’TWEEN 12 & 20 Robert Wallace ly about going to school dances after football games. I’m told by other parents that the Garden Grove school district will not allow parents to act as dance chaperones. I think this is a terrible rule. Concerned parents would make excellent chaperones at no cost to the school. I’m astounded at this rule. I would welcome chaperoning a dance where my daughter would be attending. I understand that you are a former high school administrator and would welcome your thoughts on this issue. – Mother, Garden Grove, Calif. Dear Mother: All chaperones should be school personnel only (teachers, counselors, administrators). They have the authority to deal with problems that might arise. It wouldn’t be fair to place a parent in this role. But parents should be welcome to stop by and visit the dance as guests with no disciplinary responsibility whatsoever. The maximum length of the visit? Fifteen minutes! The maximum number of dances parents can visit? All of them if they so choose. Contact the Garden Grove district superintendent’s office to see if parents can make a short visit at school dances. I would be surprised if the answer was no. Parents were welcome to stop by school dances when I was an administrator in the Garden Grove School District. • Email Dr. Robert Wallace at rwallace@ galesburg.net.


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Katey Sagal, an actress and singer-songwriter, said, “I think we respond well when we do something well.” At the bridge table, we score well when, inter alia, responder rebids well – our theme this week. Look at the North hand. What should North bid on the second round? When the auction begins like this, if responder rebids two hearts, it announces weakness (6-9 points). If he jumps to three hearts, he shows game-invitational values (10-12 points). This hand, though, is worth game. North should jump to four hearts. After West leads the club queen, how should South plan the play? With a different hand, North would have other ways to force to game; we will look at the most important later this week. South has four losers in his hand, one in each suit. He cannot avoid conceding tricks to the missing aces, so he must do something about the club loser – immediately. Declarer must discard a club from either hand. There are two ways to do this. The better is to win the first trick in his hand with the king and to play a spade to dummy’s jack. East takes his ace and returns a club, but declarer wins with dummy’s ace and discards his third club on the spade king. Then it is time to draw trumps as quickly as possible. Alternatively, declarer can win the first trick on the board and lead the diamond jack. West wins this or the next diamond and plays another club. South takes this in his hand and continues diamonds to ditch dummy’s last club. He then ruffs his last club on the board and turns to trumps.

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“Adult American Bald Eagle” Photo By: Caroline F.

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House Manager/QIDP

Provide supervisory & case management for staff and individuals with developmental disabilities. Strong leadership, organization, communication and Microsoft Office skills. Must be QIDP qualified. See our website for more opportunities. Apply on our website, www.ohinc.org or in-person at

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

Call 630-513-8600

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Cleaning, Restoration Flooring Technician FT. Elburn area. Email to: carpetfabrictech@sbcglobal.net or Fax 630-513-4711 CONSTRUCTION / TRADESMAN MACHINERY MOVERS-CLASS "A" CDL DRIVER / LABORER 630-879-6500 DIAMONDRIGGING.COM

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Housekeeping

Early morning delivery 5 days per week. No delivery on Sunday and Monday. Must sign a contract and have valid license and insurance.

Sodexo is currently seeking FT/PT Housekeepers and Supervisors to clean Health and Fitness Centers in Crystal Lake, IL and Huntley, IL. Candidates must have commercial cleaning experience. Must be able to work between 9pm & 5am.

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Interested candidates may call 815-334-3947. Sodexo will require a background check and drug screen for these positions. EOE, M/F/D/V

KENNEL HELP AND DAYCARE STAFF FT Help needed for Kennel and Daycare position. Apply in person: Ruffner's Luxury Pet Boarding 1880 Dean St. St. Charles.

MANUFACTURING

877-264-2527

Full Time. No exp. Necessary. Small Metals Company. Lyon Industries, South Elgin Call 847-841-7716

Utility Locator American Surveying & Engineering is seeking full-time experienced Utility Locate Field Technicians in the west and northwest suburban Illinois area. Successful candidate will not be On Call. Candidates should be hard working, self-motivated, enjoy working outdoors, good driving record, read maps and computer literate. Pre-employment drug screen required. Attractive Salary and Benefits, including Profit Sharing, 401K, Group Health, Disability and Life. Send resume and salary history to: Mr. Coventine Fidis, President/CEO American Surveying & Engineering, P.C. 841 N. Galena Ave., Dixon, IL 61021 Or by email to info@americansurvey.com All inquiries confidential. Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Visit our Website at www.americansurvey.com

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

Over 100 Sales! Most sales 8-5, Maps avail on Facebook link 5/2 7pm or Fri 6:30am at map stations. Call Kathy Follow yellow map signs on 630-879-6450 Somonauk. Enjoy coffee/donuts at map stations. Kids games/prizes. Food avail throughout town. Details & items added daily! Don't miss a single sale & make offers! Professional woman with two frac- We already have lots tools, furniture & sets, tools, kitchenware, tured arms needs light housekeeping assistance in St. Charles. Flexi- home décor, electronics, antiques, collectibles, sm/lrg appl, exer ble hours. Excellent pay. Tempoequp, computer supplies everyrary, could become permanent. thing for a child, in-home business 630-443-0883 sales, clothing - all sizes, sports Follow gear, craft & teacher supplies, Kane County Chronicle books, 18 crafters & vendors, on Twitter LOTS OF MISC. Papers & online @kcchronicle listing will have more details. Questions call Donna 815-756Buying? 4851 or 815-761-7054

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~WELCOME~ 5 FAMILY SALE 850 Division St. Friday & Saturday May 3-4 8:30am – 4:30pm Electric Mayline Drafting Table, Purple Martin House, Baby Items, Chico Strollers, Car Seats, Swings, Power Wheels Barbie Jeep, Bang & Olufsen Turntable, Many Household Items, Books, Records & an Asst of Misc.

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

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

CAMERA - NIKON N4004 35mm camera with leather case & carrying bag. $100. 630-406-6783 Digital Camera: made exclusively for nature photography, new in box was $249 now $110 630-443-6971

FRI & SAT MAY 3 & 4 FURNITURE, TOOLS, GENERATOR, TABLES. 40 YEARS OF STUFF; ALL MUST GO

Off of Randall Rd, west on Fargo Blvd, 2 blocks to the 1000 block of Lewis Rd.

Honest Housecleaning for 25 yrs. Tri-Cities, references avail.

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Furniture, handbags, antique mirror, new Longaberger Baskets, craft items, home decor, electronics, much more!

Geneva Garage/Moving Sale

May 3rd & 4th 8am-4pm 111 N Greenwich Ln

LEATHER JACKET - Ladies Harley Davidson. New without tags. Size XL. Received jacket as a gift and have never worn it. $269 obo. 630-518-5595

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BICYCLE RACK Swagman, 2 bike plateform, has wheel holder. Fits 1-1/4” trailer hitch, $75. 630-557-2267 BMX BIKE, GT FRAME Odyssey pedals and fork, primo. 30” sprocket. 20” wheels & more. $150/ obo. 630-761-8572

I BUY CARS, TRUCKS, VANS & SUVs 1990 & Newer

Will pay extra for Honda, Toyota & Nissan

Cubs Doll – Ashton Drake 22” Cubs Baby Boy #22 pryor – Exc. Cond. $100. 630-710-2228 NORMAN ROCKWELL PRINTS Professionally framed, excellent condition. A dozen available. Reasonably priced. 847-515-8012

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Dryer. Maytag. Gas. White. Great condition. $299. 630-973-3528

Everything Must Go! Things for All Ages!

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Star Wars Action Figures

1999 S-10 Ex. Cab A/C, cruise, 5-spd., 62k miles. Runs great. Looks great. $5400 New Tires 815-751-4349 Sycamore, IL

2004 Acura TL Excellent shape driven back and forth to work. new timing belt, water pump. Navy blue w grey leather, Navigation, 6cd, xm radio, service records. Mileage 152,385. Price $7250 Call 773-558-6398

2007 HONDA CIVIC LX $12,500. 26K original miles, white with lt. tan interior, a/c, power windows, doors, cruise, etc. Call Steve 815-901-2258 for more info. LIKE NEW

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2007 NISSAN SENTRA $9500. 815-757-0336 BOOKCASE ~ HANDCRAFTED Oak, large with a sewing center. MUST SEE! $395. 630-406-6783

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

2008 Ford Escape

$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

Mower ~ Craftsman 5HP, 20” push mulching mower 2003 Chevy Tahoe Z71 package Excellent condition, $35. Low miles, 1 owner $19,500 Call: 877-264-2527 630-879-3192 815-751-2256 or email: classified@shawsuburban.com REAR ENGINE RIDING MOWER Get Bears news on Twitter by following Snapper, 12.5HP, 28”, $1000. Kane County Chronicle Classified @bears_insider 630-557-2267

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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

PUBLIC NOTICE I IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 16TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT KANE COUNTY - GENEVA, ILLINOIS LASALLE BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR MERRILL LYNCH FIRST FRANKLIN MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST, MORTGAGE LOAN ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2007-2 PLAINTIFF VS ELIZABETH RODRIGUEZ; OSCAR RODRIGUEZ; MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., AS NOMINEE FOR FIRST FRANKLIN FINANCIAL CORP., AN. OP. SUB. OF MLB&T CO.; UNKNOWN HEIRS AND LEGATEES OF ELIZABETH RODRIGUEZ, IF ANY; UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON RECORD CLAIMANTS ; DEFENDANTS 08 CH 3794 1201 THATCHER TRAIL WEST DUNDEE, IL 60107 NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE UNDER ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE ACT ***THIS DOCUMENT IS AN AT-

NON RECORD CLAIMANTS; TERESA M HATCH; DEFENDANTS 40W835 MAPLEHURST LANE HAMPSHIRE, IL 60140 07 CHK 1156 NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE UNDER ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE ACT ***THIS DOCUMENT IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT ON A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE*** PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered by said Court in the above entitled cause on December 7, 2007, KANE COUNTY SHERIFF in KANE County, Illinois, will on May 30, 2013, in Room JC 100, Kane County Judicial Center, 37W777 Route 38, St. Charles, IL 60175, at 9:00 AM, sell at public auction and sale to the highest bidder for cash, all and singular, the following described real estate mentioned in said Judgment, situated in the County of KANE, State of Illinois, or so much thereof as shall be sufficient to satisfy said Judgment: TAX NO. 02-27-302-006 COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 40W835 MAPLEHURST LANE HAMPSHIRE, IL 60140 Description of Improvements: SEE PRELIM TITLE 2 STORY, RED BRICK SINGLE FAMILY HOME WITH 2 CAR ATTACHED GARAGE The Judgment amount was $663,240.76. Sale Terms: This is an "AS IS" sale for "CASH". The successful bidder must deposit 25% down by certified funds; balance, by certified funds, within 24 hours. NO REFUNDS. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments or special taxes levied against said real estate, water bills, etc., and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to plaintiff. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the bid amount, the purchaser shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. The successful purchaser has the sole responsibility/ expense of evicting any tenants or other individuals presently in possession of the subject premises. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DYAS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 151701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For Information: Visit our website at http:\\service.atty-pierce.com. Between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. only (Published in Kane County Chroni- Pierce & Associates, Plaintiff's Attorcle April 17, 24, May 1, 2013) neys, 1 North Dearborn, Chicago, Illinois 60602. Tel. No. (312) PUBLIC NOTICE 372-2060. Please refer to file #PA0707522 Plaintiff's attorney is not required to provide additional IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR information other than that set forth THE 16TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT in this notice of sale. KANE COUNTY I523651 GENEVA, ILLINOIS BANK OF NEW YORK AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS (Published in the Kane County CWABS, INC. ASSET-BACKED Chronicle, April 17, 24 2013 May 1, 2013) CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-11 PLAINTIFF Wake up with VS Kane County Chronicle TERESA M. HATCH; DANIEL L. 5 days a week. HATCH; UNKNOWN HEIRS AND LEGATEES OF TERESA M. HATCH, For Home Delivery, IF ANY; UNKNOWN OWNERS AND call 800-589-9363

TEMPT TO COLLECT ON A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE*** PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered by said Court in the above entitled cause on February 26, 2009, KANE COUNTY SHERIFF in KANE County, Illinois, will on May 30, 2013, in Room JC 100, Kane County Judicial Center, 37W777 Route 38, St. Charles, IL 60175, at 9:00 AM, sell at public auction and sale to the highest bidder for cash, all and singular, the following described real estate mentioned in said Judgment, situated in the County of KANE, State of Illinois, or so much thereof as shall be sufficient to satisfy said Judgment: TAX NO. 03-21-132-004-0000 COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 1201 THATCHER TRAIL WEST DUNDEE, IL 60107 Description of Improvements: 2 STORY SINGLE FAMILY HOME, GREY VYL, NOT FOR SALE, UTIL ON The Judgment amount was $337,824.94. Sale Terms: This is an "AS IS" sale for "CASH". The successful bidder must deposit 25% down by certified funds; balance, by certified funds, within 24 hours. NO REFUNDS. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments or special taxes levied against said real estate, water bills, etc., and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to plaintiff. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the bid amount, the purchaser shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. The successful purchaser has the sole responsibility/expense of evicting any tenants or other individuals presently in possession of the subject premises. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g) (1) and (g)(4). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DYAS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For Information: Visit our website at http:\\service.atty-pierce.com. Between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. only Pierce & Associates, Plaintiff's Attorneys, 1 North Dearborn, Chicago, Illinois 60602. Tel. No. (312) 372-2060. Please refer to file #PA0827582 Plaintiff's attorney is not required to provide additional information other than that set forth in this notice of sale. I523652

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St. Charles $$ 2020 Dean St. $$ ST. CHARLES 1 MO FREE! SteD2-E Over 2000 sq ft. Lrg 1BR $769, Lrg 2BR from $279,000. Your Choic R. E. $829/mo. Incl heat, water, cookServices. Marie 630-567-3300 ing gas, Appliances & laundry. 630-584-1685

ST. CHARLES 2BR,1.5BA A/C, W/D, all appl, basement, large deck, garage. No pets/ No smoking. $1250/mo. Avail 6/1 630-232-2054 ~ 630-567-2054

Cortland ~ 2 story, 2 bedroom

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

630-879-8300 Batavia: 1BR upper, all appl. Incl W/D, all utils provided, garage, NO pets, lease + sec. $925/mo. 708-207-8381 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

washer/dryer hookups, gar., yard, nice neighborhood. $800/mo. 815-522-6009 or 815-761-5944

Geneva Great Location! 2BR, 2 bath, appliances, W/D, no pets/smoking, 2 car garage. $1600/mo + sec, available now. 630-845-8566 WATERMAN: 2400sq/ft 4bdr 2.5 BA newer house, 2 car garage, basement, backyrd. Start Jun-Jul $1690 Near DeKalb. 847-338-5588

ELBURN 2BR CONDO STYLE Appliances, W/D, A/C, extra storage. No pets, $875/mo, utilities incl. 815-375-0132

ST. CHARLES ~ MEN ONLY

Free utils, incl cable & internet (except phone). $120/week. 630-370-2823 or 630-377-2823 Geneva West 2BR, All Appls Garage, lease + security. No pets. $825/mo. 630-232-4963

Geneva ~ 2BR. Walk to train Fireplace, sunroom, W/D $1100/mo. 630-640-9688 GENEVA: Large 2 bdrm,1 bath, c/a, cable ready, pool, parking, free heat, gas & water. Starting at $875. 630-208-8503.

PEPPER VALLEY APARTMENTS 2 BDRM ~ 2 BATH $1020 - $1030 Fireplace, heat, gas, water incl. A/C, D/W, disposal, microwave, blinds, patios, clubhouse, pool. Garages available, small pets OK.

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

GENEVA, ELGIN, OFFICE / WAREHOUSE, 1500 sf. 10x12 overhead door. For sale/lease, $1200/mo. Dearborn, 630-894-1277 ext 11

SOUTH ELGIN LARGE 2BR

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630-232-7226 S. E. Schools, A/C, W/D, No Pets. $820 + utilities. 630-841-0590

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

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Immaculate 4,280 sq ft Office / Warehouse. Air conditioned office area and bathrooms Great location near airport & tollway in DeKalb.

815-754-5831

PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 16TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT KANE COUNTY GENEVA, ILLINOIS BANK OF NEW YORK AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS CWABS, INC. ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-11 PLAINTIFF VS TERESA M. HATCH; DANIEL L. HATCH; UNKNOWN HEIRS AND LEGATEES OF TERESA M. HATCH, IF ANY; UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON RECORD CLAIMANTS; TERESA M HATCH; DEFENDANTS 40W835 MAPLEHURST LANE HAMPSHIRE, IL 60140 07 CHK 1156 NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE UNDER ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE ACT ***THIS DOCUMENT IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT ON A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE*** PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered by said Court in the above entitled cause on December 7, 2007, KANE COUNTY SHERIFF in KANE County, Illinois, will on May 30, 2013, in Room JC 100, Kane County Judicial Center, 37W777 Route 38, St. Charles, IL 60175, at 9:00 AM, sell at public auction and sale to the highest bidder for cash, all and singular, the following described real estate mentioned in said Judgment, situated in the County of KANE, State of Illinois, or so much thereof as shall be sufficient to satisfy said Judgment: LOT 34 IN MAPLEHURST SUBDIVISION UNIT 6, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED JULY 1, 2004 AS DOCUMENT 2004K087236, IN RUTLAND TOWNSHIP, KANE COUNTY, ILLINOIS. TAX NO. 02-27-302-006 COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 40W835 MAPLEHURST LANE HAMPSHIRE, IL 60140 Description of Improvements: SEE PRELIM TITLE 2 STORY, RED BRICK SINGLE FAMILY HOME WITH 2 CAR ATTACHED GARAGE The Judgment amount was $663,240.76. Sale Terms: This is an "AS IS" sale for "CASH". The successful bidder must deposit 25% down by certified funds; balance, by certified funds, within 24 hours. NO REFUNDS. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments or special taxes levied against said real estate, water bills, etc., and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to plaintiff. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the bid amount, the purchaser shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. The successful purchaser has the sole responsibility/ expense of evicting any tenants or other individuals presently in possession of the subject premises. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the forecl le he than

pur foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DYAS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 151701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For Information: Visit our website at http:\\service.atty-pierce.com. Between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. only Pierce & Associates, Plaintiff's Attorneys, 1 North Dearborn, Chicago, Illinois 60602. Tel. No. (312) 372-2060. Please refer to file #PA0707522 Plaintiff's attorney is not required to provide additional information other than that set forth in this notice of sale. I523651 (Published in the Kane County Chronicle, April 17, 24 2013 May 1, 2013)

PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 16TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT KANE COUNTY - GENEVA, ILLINOIS LASALLE BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR MERRILL LYNCH FIRST FRANKLIN MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST, MORTGAGE LOAN ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2007-2 PLAINTIFF VS ELIZABETH RODRIGUEZ; OSCAR RODRIGUEZ; MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., AS NOMINEE FOR FIRST FRANKLIN FINANCIAL CORP., AN. OP. SUB. OF MLB&T CO.; UNKNOWN HEIRS AND LEGATEES OF ELIZABETH RODRIGUEZ, IF ANY; UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON RECORD CLAIMANTS ; DEFENDANTS 08 CH 3794 1201 THATCHER TRAIL WEST DUNDEE, IL 60107 NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE UNDER ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE ACT ***THIS DOCUMENT IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT ON A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE*** PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered by said Court in the above entitled cause on February 26, 2009, KANE COUNTY SHERIFF in KANE County, Illinois, will on May 30, 2013, in Room JC 100, Kane County Judicial Center, 37W777 Route 38, St. Charles, IL 60175, at 9:00 AM, sell at public auction and sale to the highest bidder for cash, all and singular, the following described real estate mentioned in said Judgment, situated in the County of KANE, State of Illinois, or so much thereof as shall be sufficient to satisfy said Judgment: LOT 45 IN HILL SUBDIVISION UNIT NO. 2, BEING A SUBDIVISION OF PART OF THE NORTH HALF OF SECTION 21, TOWNSHIP 42 NORTH, RANGE 8, EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED JUNE 16, 1989 AS DOCUMENT NO. 1979385, IN THE VILLAGE OF WEST DUNDEE, KANE COUNTY, ILLINOIS. TAX NO. 03-21-132-004-0000 COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 1201 THATCHER TRAIL WEST DUNDEE, IL 60107 Description of Improvements: 2 STORY SINGLE FAMILY HOME, GREY VYL, NOT FOR SALE, UTIL ON The Judgment amount was $337,824.94. Sale Terms: This is an "AS IS"

sale for "CASH". The successful bidder must deposit 25% down by certified funds; balance, by certified funds, within 24 hours. NO REFUNDS. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments or special taxes levied against said real estate, water bills, etc., and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to plaintiff. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the bid amount, the purchaser shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. The successful purchaser has the sole responsibility/expense of evicting any tenants or other individuals presently in possession of the subject premises. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g) (1) and (g)(4). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DYAS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For Information: Visit our website at http:\\service.atty-pierce.com. Between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. only Pierce & Associates, Plaintiff's Attorneys, 1 North Dearborn, Chicago, Illinois 60602. Tel. No. (312) 372-2060. Please refer to file #PA0827582 Plaintiff's attorney is not required to provide additional information other than that set forth in this notice of sale. I523652 (Published in Kane County Chronicle April 17, 24, May 1, 2013)

PUBLIC NOTICE STATE OF ILLINOIS IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE SIXTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT KANE COUNTY IN CHANCERY CASE NO. 13 CH 1130 OLD SECOND NATIONAL BANK, Plaintiff, vs. THE ROSENWINKEL FAMILY PARTNERSHIP, L.P., R. AND K. ROSENWINKEL GRAIN FARMS PARTNERSHIP, HOWARD ROSENWINKEL, ESTATE OF RALPH L. ROSENWINKEL, JANET E. ROSENWINKEL, KENNETH R. ROSENWINKEL, individually and as partner in The Rosenwinkel Family Partnership, L.P., JO ANN ROSENWINKEL, individually and as partner in The Rosenwinkel Family Partnership, L.P., CHERYL L. HEALEY, individually and as partner in The Rosenwinkel Family Partnership, L.P., GERALD HEALEY, WELLS FARGO FINANCIAL LEASING, INC., FIRST FARM CREDIT SERVICES PCA, UNKNOWN OWNERS and NONRECORD CLAIMANTS, Defendants. NOTICE OF PENDENCY OF ACTION NOTICE is hereby given to The Rosenwinkel Family Partnership, L.P., R. and K. Rosenwinkel Grain Farms Partnership, Howard Rosenwinkel, Estate of Ralph L. Rosenwinkel, Janet E. Rosenwinkel, Kenneth R. Rosenwinkel, individually and as partner in The Rosenwinkel Family Partnership, L.P., Jo Ann


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Page 32 • Wednesday, May 1, 2013 mily hip, Rosenwinkel, individually and as partner in The Rosenwinkel Family Partnership, L.P., Cheryl L. Healey, individually and as partner in The Rosenwinkel Family Partnership, L.P., Gerald Healey, Wells Fargo Financial Leasing, Inc., First Farm Credit Services PCA, Unknown Owners, and Non-Record Claimants, of the Complaint for Foreclosure filed in the above entitled case on the 26th day of April, 2013, and that they are named Defendants in the above entitled case, pursuant to the provisions of 735 ILCS 5/2-206, 735 ILCS 5/15-1218 and 735 ILCS 5/151502, and that the above entitled mortgage foreclosure which is now pending in said court and the day on or after which a default may be entered against said Defendants is the 3rd day of June, 2013, and that the following information applies to said foreclosure proceeding: (i) The names of all Plaintiffs and the case number are identified above. (ii) The Court in which said action was brought is identified above. (iii) The name of the title holder of record is: The Rosenwinkel Family Partnership, L.P. (iv) A legal description of the real estate sufficient to identify it with reasonable certainty is as follows: THE PART OF THE SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF SECTION 34, TOWNSHIP 38 NORTH, RANGE 6, EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCING AT THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF SAID SECTION 34, EAST ALONG THE SOUTH SECTION LINE 366.40 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINING; THENCE CONTINUING EAST ALONG SAID SECTION LINE, 400.00 FEET; THENCE NORTH AT RIGHT ANGLE TO SAID SECTION LINE, 544.50 FEET; THENCE WEST PARALLEL TO SAID SOUTH SECTION LINE, 400.00 FEET; THENCE SOUTH AT RIGHT ANGLE, 544.50 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING, IN THE TOWNSHIP OF BIG ROCK, KANE COUNTY, ILLINOIS. (v) A common address or description of the location of the real estate is as follows: 47W882 Galena Road, Big Rock, Illinois 60511 (vi) An identification of the mortgage sought to be foreclosed is as follows: Name of mortgagor: The Rosenwinkel Family Partnership, L.P. Name of mortgagee: Old Second National Bank Date of mortgage: September 17, 2007 Date of recording: September 20, 2007 County where recorded: Kane County Recording document identification: 2007K096813

618-277-8700 IN RE SPECIAL ASSESSMENT FOR THE VILLAGE OF SUGAR GROVE, A MUNICIPAL CORPORATION IN KANE COUNTY, ILLINOIS

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SPECIAL ASSESSMENT NOTICE Notice is hereby given to all persons interested that the Board of Trustees of the Village of Sugar Grove, Kane County, Illinois, having ordered that improvements be made to the drainage system serving the Mallard Point and Rolling Oaks Subdivisions, the ordinance for the improvements being on file in the office of the Village Clerk, having applied to the Sixteenth Judicial Circuit Court of Kane County for an assessment of the costs of the improvement, and an order having been entered by the aforementioned court on the 29th day of May, 2012, confirming the assessment role for same, and all improvements set forth in the ordinance having been substantially completed, the President of the Board of Trustees has filed a Certificate of Final Costs and Completion pursuant to 65 ILCS 5/9-2-115, and has applied to the Sixteenth Judicial Circuit Court of Kane County for approval of same, on which a hearing will be held on the 23rd day of May, 2013, at 1:30 P.M. in Room 110 of the Kane County Courthouse, 100 S. Third St. Geneva, IL, 60134, or as soon thereafter as the business of the court will permit. All persons desiring may file objections in that court before that day and may appear at the hearing and make their defense. Dated this 26 day of April, 2013. Signed: P. Sean Michels, President of the Village of Sugar Grove (Published in the Kane County Chronicle, May 1, 3, 2013.)

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TO: UNKNOWN ASSIGNS OR SUCCESSORS OF BMO HARRIS BANK NA; BMO HARRIS BANK NA; GRECO REAL ESTATE INC.; KANE COUNTY CLERK AND UNKNOWN OWNERS OR PARTIES INTERESTED. A petition for Tax Deed as Case No. 2013-TX-000083 has been filed in the Circuit Court of KANE County, Illinois on premises described below. On 09/26/2013 at 9:30 AM, the Petitioner will make an application to such Court in KANE County, Illinois, for an order on the petition that a Tax Deed be issued if the real estate is not redeemed from sale. The real estate is /s/Timothy J. Conklin described by Certificate No.(s) Timothy J. Conklin, 2010-00142; 2010-00143, and Attorney for the Plaintiff by Permanent Index No. (s) 01Foster & Buick Law Group LLC 21-198-007; 01-21-198-008 of 2040 Aberdeen Court KANE County, Illinois and was sold Sycamore, IL 60178 on 10/25/2010 for general taxes (815) 758-6616 for the year 2009 and described (Published in the Kane County as: 01-21-198-007; 01-21-198-008 Chronicle May 1, 8, 15, 2013)

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The period of redemption will expire on 09/12/2013.

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE SIXTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT KANE COUNTY, ILLINOIS

John A. Vassen #6189245 Attorney for Petitioner 1801 North Belt West Belleville, IL 62226

(Published in the Kane County Chronicle April 30, May 1, 2, 2013 )

PUBLIC NOTICE LEGAL NOTICE TO: UNKNOWN ASSIGNS OR SUCCESSORS OF TUSCANY WOODS HOLDINGS, INC.; TUSCANY WOODS HOLDINGS, INC., KANE COUNTY CLERK; KANE COUNTY TRUSTEE AND UNKNOWN OWNERS OR PARTIES INTERESTED. A petition for Tax Deed as Case No. 2013-TX-000084 has been filed in the Circuit Court of KANE County, Illinois on premises described below. On September 12, 2013 at 9:30 a.m., the Petitioner will make an application to such Court in KANE County, Illinois, for an order on the petition that a Tax Deed be issued if the real estate is not redeemed from sale. The real estate is described by Certificate No.(s) 2010-00206, 201000213, 2010-00249, 201000250, 2010-00251, 201000252, 2010-00253, 201000254, 2010-00255, 201000256, 2010-00320 and by Permanent Index No.(s) 01-26-151001; 01-26-152-011; 01-26175-001; 01-26-175-002; 0126-175-003; 01-26-175-004; 01-26-175-005; 01-26-175006; 01-26-175-008; 01-26175-009; 01-26-251-005 of KANE County, Illinois and was sold on 10/25/2010 for general taxes for the year 2009 and described as: 01-26-151-001; 01-26-152011; 01-26-175-001; 01-26175-002; 01-26-175-003; 0126-175-004; 01-26-175-005; 01-26-175-006; 01-26-175008; 01-26-175-009; 01-26251-005

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2010-00341, 2010-00342, On September 3, 2013 at 9:30 2010-00343 and 2010-00344 a.m. the Petitioner intends to make John A. Vassen #6189245 application for an order on the peti- (Published in the Kane County Attorney for Petitioner tion that a Tax Deed be issued. The Chronicle May 1, 8, 15, 2013) 1801 North Belt West real estate was sold on October 25, Belleville, IL 62226 2010 for general taxes of the year 618-277-8700 PUBLIC NOTICE 2009. The period of redemption (Published in the Kane County will expire August 23, 2013. TAX DEED NO. 13-TX-91 Chronicle April 30, May 1, 2, FILED April 24, 2013 Heather Ottenfeld, 2013 ) Attorney for Petitioner TAKE NOTICE (312) 251-1333 TO: JOHN A. CUNNINGHAM,

PUBLIC NOTICE

Cert. # 2010-00212, 2010-00222, 2010-00265, 2010-00266, 2010-00267, 2010-00269, TO: UNKNOWN ASSIGNS OR 2010-00268, 2010-00271, SUCCESSORS OF PENNY MANAGE- 2010-00270, MENT, LLC; PENNY MANAGEMENT 2010-00272 and 2010-00319 LLC; OCCUPANT; KANE COUNTY CLERK AND UNKNOWN OWNERS (Published in the Kane County OR PARTIES INTERESTED. A peti- Chronicle May 1, 8, 15, 2013) tion for Tax Deed as Case No. 2013-TX-000085 has been filed in PUBLIC NOTICE the Circuit Court of KANE County, Illinois on premises described beTAX DEED NO. 13-TX-90 low. On 09/26/2013 at 9:30 AM, FILED April 24, 2013 the Petitioner will make an application to such Court in KANE County, TAKE NOTICE Illinois, for an order on the petition that a Tax Deed be issued if the real TO: JOHN A. CUNNINGHAM, estate is not redeemed from sale. KANE COUNTY CLERK; TUSCANY The real estate is described by Cer- WOODS HOLDINGS INC.; TUSCANY tificate No.(s) 2010-00681, and WOODS OF HAMPSHIRE COMMUUNby Permanent Index No.(s) 03-11- NITY ASSOCIATION INC.; 403-018 of KANE County, Illinois KNOWN OWNERS OR PARTIES and was sold on 10/25/2010 for INTERESTED; AND NONRECORD general taxes for the year 2009 CLAIMANTS. and described as: This is NOTICE of the filing of the 03-11-403-018 Petition for Tax Deed on the followThe period of redemption will ex- ing described property: pire on 09/12/2013. Lots 367, 375, 330, 340, 339, 338, 337, 336, 331, 332, 225, John A. Vassen #6189245 273, 272, 271, 270, 266, 267, Attorney for Petitioner 268 and 269 in Tuscany Woods 1801 North Belt West Unit 1, being a subdivision of Belleville, IL 62226 part of Section 26, Township 42 618-277-8700 North, Range 6 East of the Third (Published in the Kane County Principal Meridian, according to Chronicle April 30 May 1, 2, the plat recorded December 27, 2006 as Document Number 2013) 2006K139816, in Village of The period of redemption will exHampshire, Kane County, Illinois. pire on September 12, 2013. PUBLIC NOTICE Property Index Number John A. Vassen #6189245 TAX DEED NO. 13-TX-88 01-26-125-006, Attorney for Petitioner FILED April 24, 2013 01-26-153-003, 1801 North Belt West 01-26-175-010, Belleville, IL 62226 TAKE NOTICE 01-26-176-001, 618-277-8700 TO: JOHN A. CUNNINGHAM, 01-26-176-002, KANE COUNTY CLERK; TUSCANY 01-26-176-003, (Published in the Kane County WOODS OF HAMPSHIRE COMMU01-26-176-004, Chronicle April 30, May 1, 2, NITY ASSOCIATION INC.; TUSCANY 01-26-176-005, 2013 ) WOODS HOLDINGS INC.; UN01-26-176-006, KNOWN OWNERS OR PARTIES IN01-26-176-007, PUBLIC NOTICE TERESTED; AND NONRECORD 01-26-251-003, CLAIMANTS. 01-26-253-003, LEGAL NOTICE 01-26-253-004, This is NOTICE of the filing of the 01-26-253-005, TO: UNKNOWN ASSIGNS OR Petition for Tax Deed on the follow01-26-253-006, SUCCESSORS OF CHICAGO TITLE ing described property: 01-26-253-007, LAND TRUST COMPANY; CHICAGO 01-26-253-008, Lots 386, 376, 333, 335, 325, TITLE LAND TRUST COMPANY; OC01-26-253-009 and CUPANT; KANE COUNTY CLERK 324, 323, 322, 321, 320 and 01-26-253-010 AND UNKNOWN OWNERS OR 226 in Tuscany Woods Unit 1, bePARTIES INTERESTED. A petition ing a subdivision of part of Section On September 3, 2013 at 9:30 for Tax Deed as Case No. 2013- 26, Township 42 North, Range 6 a.m. the Petitioner intends to make TX-000086 has been filed in the East of the Third Principal Meridian, application for an order on the petiCircuit Court of KANE County, Illi- according to the plat recorded De- tion that a Tax Deed be issued. The nois on premises described below. cember 27, 2006 as Document real estate was sold on October 25, On 09/26/2013 at 9:30 AM, the Number 2006K139816, in Village 2010 for general taxes of the year Petitioner will make an application of Hampshire, Kane County, Illi- 2009. The period of redemption to such Court in KANE County, Illi- nois. will expire August 23, 2013. nois, for an order on the petition that a Tax Deed be issued if the real Property Index Number Heather Ottenfeld, estate is not redeemed from sale. 01-26-152-007, Attorney for Petitioner The real estate is described by Cer01-26-153-004, (312) 251-1333 tificate No.(s) 2010-00934,and by 01-26-176-008, Permanent Index No.(s) 03-2401-26-176-010, Cert. # 2010-00204, 302-001 of KANE County, Illinois 01-26-177-002, 2010-00221, 2010-00257, and was sold on 10/25/2010 for 01-26-177-003, 2010-00258, 2010-00259, general taxes for the year 2009 01-26-177-004, 2010-00260, 2010-00261, and described as: 01-26-177-005, 2010-00262, 2010-00263, 01-26-177-006, 03-24-302-001 2010-00264, 2010-00318, 01-26-177-007 2010-00337, 2010-00338, The period of redemption will exand 01-26-251-004 2010-00339, 2010-00340, LEGAL NOTICE

KANE COUNTY CLERK; JPMORGAN CHASE BANK NA; JERRY L. HADLER; NANCY L. HADLER; OCCUPANT; CAITLIN HADLER; INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE; U.S. ATTORNEY GENERAL; U.S. ATTORNEY GENERAL-NORTHERN DISTRICT; MB FINANCIAL BANK NA, AS SUCCESSOR TO OAK BROOK BANK; UNKNOWN HEIRS AND DEVISEES OF NANCY L. HADLER; UNKNOWN OWNERS OR PARTIES INTERESTED; AND NONRECORD CLAIMANTS.

g June 28, 2006 as Document Number 2006K069729, and Certificate of Correction recorded December 18, 2008 as Document Number 2008K091976, in The Village Of Hampshire, Kane County, Illinois. Property Index Number 01-21-261-002, 01-21-261-003, 01-21-261-004 & 01-21-261-005 On September 3, 2013 at 9:30 a.m. the Petitioner intends to make application for an order on the petition that a Tax Deed be issued. The real estate was sold on October 25, 2010 for general taxes of the year 2009. The period of redemption will expire August 23, 2013. Heather Ottenfeld, Attorney for Petitioner (312) 251-1333

On September 3, 2013 at 9:30 a.m. the Petitioner intends to make application for an order on the petition that a Tax Deed be issued. The real estate was sold on October 25, 2010 for general taxes of the year 2010. The period of redemption will expire August 23, 2013. Heather Ottenfeld, Attorney for Petitioner (312) 251-1333 Cert. # 2010-00207, 2010-00211, 2010-00220, 2010-00225, 2010-00226, 2010-00227, 2010-00228, 2010-00229, 2010-00230, 2010-00231, 2010-00232, 2010-00282, 2010-00285, 2010-00286, 2010-00287, 2010-00288, 2010-00317, 2010-00330, 2010-00331, 2010-00332, 2010-00333, 2010-00334, 2010-00335, 2010-00336, 2010-00346, 2010-00347, 2010-00348, 2010-00349, 2010-00350, 2010-00351 and 2010-00352

Cert.#2010-00161, 2010-00162, This is NOTICE of the filing of the 2010-00163 & 2010-00164 Petition for Tax Deed on the follow(Published in the Kane County ing described property: Chronicle May 1, 8, 15, 2013.) (Published in the Kane County Chronicle May 1, 8, 15, 2013.) LOT 110 IN WALNUT HILL OF SLEEPY HOLLOW, A SUBDIVISION PUBLIC NOTICE OF SECTION 29, TOWNSHIP 42 NORTH, RANGE 8, EAST OF THE TAX DEED NO. 13-TX-96 THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, ACFILED April 24, 2013 CORDING TO THE PLAT OF SAID SUBDIVISION RECORDED JUNE 6, TAKE NOTICE 1979 AS DOCUMENT NO. TO: JOHN A. CUNNINGHAM, 1507012, IN KANE COUNTY, ILLIKANE COUNTY CLERK; TUSCANY NOIS. WOODS HOLDINGS INC.; TUSCANY WOODS OF HAMPSHIRE COMMUProperty Index Number NITY ASSOCIATION INC.; UN03-29-328-007 KNOWN OWNERS OR PARTIES INTERESTED; AND NONRECORD On September 3, 2013 at 9:30 CLAIMANTS. a.m. the Petitioner intends to make application for an order on the petiThis is NOTICE of the filing of the tion that a Tax Deed be issued. The Petition for Tax Deed on the followreal estate was sold on October 25, ing described property: 2010 for general taxes of the year 2009. The period of redemption Lots 382, 385, 374, 379, 378, will expire August 23, 2013. 377, 392, 365, 364, 363, 362, 314, 307, 306, 305, 304, 224, Heather Ottenfeld, 293, 287, 288, 289, 290, 291, Attorney for Petitioner 274, 249, 248, 247, 246, 245, (312) 251-1333 244 and 243 in Tuscany Woods Unit 1, being a subdivision of part Cert. # 2010-00968 of Section 26, Township 42 North, Range 6 East of the Third Principal (Published in the Kane County Meridian, according to the plat Chronicle May 1, 8, 15, 2013) recorded December 27, 2006 as Document Number PUBLIC NOTICE 2006K139816, in Village of Hampshire, Kane County, Illinois. TAX DEED NO. 13-TX-95 Property Index Number FILED April 24, 2013 01-26-152-001, 01-26-152-006, 01-26-153-002, TAKE NOTICE 01-26-153-007, TO: JOHN A. CUNNINGHAM, 01-26-153-008, KANE COUNTY CLERK; OAK RIDGE 01-26-153-009, OF ELGIN 3 INC.; BMO HARRIS BANK NA, AS SUCCESSOR TO AM01-26-154-002, 01-26-155-001, CORE BANK NA; JOHN N. SOREN01-26-155-002, SON; PRAIRIE RIDGE OF HAMP01-26-155-003, SHIRE HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIA01-26-155-004, TION INC.; HAMPSHIRE PRAIRIE 01-26-178-006, RIDGE LLC; OAK RIDGE OF ELGIN 01-26-179-003, LLC; THE GROVES OF BOONE CEN01-26-179-004, TER LLC; HAMPSHIRE WEST LLC; 01-26-179-005, GLEN GARDEN ESTATES LLC; U.S. 01-26-179-006, SHELTER LLC; PARKWOOD LAND 01-26-251-002, LLC; UNKNOWN OWNERS OR 01-26-252-005, PARTIES INTERESTED; AND NON01-26-252-007, RECORD CLAIMANTS. 01-26-252-008, 01-26-252-009, This is NOTICE of the filing of the 01-26-252-010, Petition for Tax Deed on the follow01-26-252-011, ing described property: 01-26-253-002, 01-26-254-002, Lots 84, 83, 82 and 81 in 01-26-254-003, "PRAIRIE RIDGE-NEIGHBORHOOD 01-26-254-004, O, BEING A SUBDIVISION OF PART 01-26-254-005, OF SECTION 21, TOWNSHIP 42 01-26-254-006, NORTH, RANGE 6 EAST OF THE 01-26-254-007 and THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN" ac01-26-254-008 cording to the Plat thereof recorded

PUBLIC NOTICE ASSUMED NAME PUBLICATION NOTICE Public Notice is hereby given that on April 26, 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 EL NUEVO RINCON, located at 154 E. CHICAGO STREET, ELGIN, IL 60120. Dated: April 26, 2013. /s/ John A. Cunningham Kane County Clerk (Published in the Kane County Chronicle, May 1, 8, 15, 2013.)

PUBLIC NOTICE ASSUMED NAME PUBLICATION NOTICE Public Notice is hereby given that on April 26, 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 GLITTER GIRL BOWS, located at 711 BENNETT DRIVE, NORTH AURORA, IL 60542. Dated: April 26, 2013. /s/ John A. Cunningham Kane County Clerk (Published in the Kane County Chronicle, May 1, 8, 15, 2013.) Chronicle Classified 877-264-2527

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All about the game for Skeeters KANELAND CONNECTION Al Lagattolla Scott Dunne said he’s a little uncomfortable describing the Kaneville Skeeters as a travel baseball team. “It makes you sound elite,” said Dunne, the team’s head coach. And that isn’t what the team’s story is about, he said. The Skeeters are made up of fifth-grade boys who live in Elburn and have played together for years. Dunne said they were looking to stay together, so they formed a travel team. He said they found a perfect fit in the Kaneville Baseball and Softball Organization. And they play their home games Wednesdays in Kaneville. The team officially was started in 2011, but Dunne said it really started before that. He and a friend, Adam Bottorff, would show up at the baseball field at John Stewart Elementary School in Elburn on Monday mornings during the summer and boys would arrive to play ball. Dunne said about 20 kids would show up. “It’s something you don’t see anymore, and I just wanted the kids to play baseball again,” Dunne said. “There were no set teams, no set positions and we didn’t even keep score.” A group stuck together and entered an organized house league, where they enjoyed a good experience.

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The Kaneland Skeeters officially started in 2011. The Skeeters play tournaments throughout the year, and they compete in the Kane County Bronco League. But there are rules against keeping teams together, because the goal is to preserve a recreational experience. To keep the team together, the friends would have to create a team for travel ball. Dunne said he found that in Kaneville, which has fields Dunne described as beautiful – “dugouts, grass infield, home run fence and a concession stand.” The Skeeters play tournaments throughout the year, and they compete in the Kane County Bronco League. Rob Ottosen, president of the Kaneville Baseball and Softball Organization, said the team was welcome. There were just a couple of requests – the team had to identify

itself as Kaneville, and it had to use the colors of black and orange. The Skeeters are one of two teams that regularly play at Kaneville’s larger baseball field. “It’s great we brought them to little old Kaneville,” Ottosen said. Dunne has high hopes to have promotions for their home games Wednesday night and said coaches are “trying to make this experience the best they will have growing up playing baseball.” He said he understands that the team might not be able to stay together for years to come. In fact, he said he’s a little surprised it has stuck together as long as it has. “I didn’t think we were

going to do it again,” he said. “There are a handful of players who are very good and could play somewhere else, but the parents and kids decided we had a blast, and we’re going to do this again.” The team’s players are Scotty Dunne, Connor Bottorff, Ben Durbala, David Bradbury, Victor Krause, Mason Kottmeyer, Giovanni Celia, Marty Scialabba, Willie Cushman, Coltin Humm, Tom Eberhardt and Zach Beatty. Coaches are Dunne, Adam Bottorff, Mark Bradbury and Brian Beatty.

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