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North Aurora woman dies in crash Uncle says 23-year-old worked as nurse in Batavia, was ‘a good kid’ By NICOLE WESKERNA nweskerna@shawmedia.com GENEVA – As Nathaniel Warner watched emergency personnel work Wednesday morning at the scene of a crash on Fabyan Parkway, he recalled the woman who died in the accident, his niece, as a happy person who leaves behind many friends. He was one of a few family members at the scene who waited for updates from authorities as emergency workers attended to the vehicles involved. Monica Warner, 23, of North Aurora, was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash, which occurred about 6 a.m. in the 200 block of Fabyan Parkway in Geneva. She was driving a 2002 Saturn and was exiting west from a

private driveway on the south side of the road. Her vehicle then was struck by a 2006 Mack dump truck traveling east. Extrication was needed from the vehicle. Nathaniel Warner said his niece was leaving work after a night shift at Batavia Rehabilitation & Health Care Center, 520 E. Fabyan Parkway in Batavia, where he said she worked as a nurse. He described her as “a good kid” who was good-spirited and laughed a lot. He said she graduated high school in the area and had a lot of friends. He said she’s been working since she graduated high school and took some college courses in nursing. He said she also often attended church. According to a news release from the Batavia Fire Depart-

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Monica Warner, 23, was killed early Wednesday in a crash on Fabyan Parkway, according to a news release sent by the Geneva Police Department. ment, the driver of the dump truck initially was treated at the scene and later was transported to Delnor Hospital with nonlife-threatening injuries. The crash is under investigation by the Kane County Accident Reconstruction

Team in conjunction with the Geneva Police Department. It is unknown whether anyone will be charged. The roadway was blocked for several hours Wednesday morning and opened shortly before 11 a.m.

Virtual Learning Solutions files final appeals sdibenedetto@shawmedia.com The nonprofit behind a controversial proposed virtual charter school filed its final appeals in the past week to a state commission after 18 school districts in the Fox Valley rejected the proposal. Virtual Learning Solutions filed 18 individual appeals at three separate times starting May 8, with the final set of appeals arriving at the Illi-

At a glance The multidistrict virtual charter proposal spans 18 districts throughout the Fox Valley, which include: n Kaneland School District 302 n St. Charles School District 303 n Geneva School District 304 n Batavia School District 101 nois Charter School Commission on Tuesday, said Jeanne Nowaczewski, the commis-

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sion’s executive director. The move sets in motion discussions for the commission on how to conduct hearings and ultimately decide the unique, multidistrict virtual charter proposal spans 18 districts throughout the Fox Valley, which includes Kaneland School District 302, St. Charles School District 303, Geneva School District 304 and Batavia School District 101. Last month, all 18 school boards included in the poten-

tial school rejected the nonprofit’s proposal, arguing that the group was unprepared and didn’t address questions on costs and curriculum concerning the online-only charter. The districts vowed to challenge Virtual Learning Solutions’ appeal to the state commission, which now has 75 days to review the appeals before conducting formal hearings on the proposed Illinois Charter School at the Fox River Valley.

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Habitat restoration at Bliss Woods WHAT: A habitat restoration workday will take place at Bliss Woods Forest Preserve. Participants will assist an Eagle Scout candidate in pulling the invasive weed garlic mustard. Dress appropriately with long pants, sturdy shoes and work gloves. Refreshments will be offered at the break. Children under 14 should be accompanied by an adult. Meet at the inner parking lot. WHEN: 9 a.m. to noon May 25 WHERE: Bliss Woods Forest Preserve, 5S660 Bliss Road, Sugar Grove INFO: For information, email maryoxie@ sbcglobal.net or call Rob Cleave at 630232-5980.

Auditions for ‘Joseph’ at Kaneland High WHAT: The Kaneland Community Fine Arts Festival has planned auditions for its summer production of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s “Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.” Adult auditions

(any person entering high school in fall 2013 and older) will take place from 6:30 to 10 p.m. Friday. Children’s chorus auditions go from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday. Performance dates are July 12, 13, 14, 19, 20 and 21 at the Kaneland Auditorium. A minimal tuition is required of those in the cast to cover production costs. Adults should perform music from the performance or from any Andrew Lloyd Webber musical that shows off range. No dance will be done at preliminary auditions. For children’s chorus, be prepared to sing parts of “Any Dream Will Do” and “Go, Go, Go, Joseph!” WHERE: All auditions will be at Kaneland High School, 47W326 Keslinger Road, Maple Park INFO: For information, send email to diane. mcfarlin@kaneland.org or call 630-3655100, ext. 208. Those who are interested in working on the musical in non-acting parts should contact Maria Dripps-Paulson at 630-365-5100, ext. 180 or maria. drippspaulson@kaneland.org. For information on the event, visit www.kanelandartsfestival.org.

Swedish Pancake Breakfast in Batavia WHAT: “Simply Swedish...Simply Good” is the theme of the 14th annual benefit Swedish Pancake Breakfast, presented by the Swedish American Children’s Choir. The breakfast will feature Swedish pancakes, sausage, Swedish Cardamom coffee cake, lingonberries, juice, milk and coffee. The Swedish Cook will delight the guests with his antics and pose for photos. Also available will be a bake sale, Scandinavian gift items for sale and a brief performance by the Swedish American Children’s Choir. WHEN: 9:30 a.m. to noon Saturday WHERE:, Bethany Lutheran Church, 8 S. Lincoln St., Batavia COST: Breakfast tickets are by reservation only, and carry out orders are available. Tickets are $12 for adults and $6 for children 4to 10 years old. Those younger than 4 are admitted free. INFO: Call the choir office 630-414-9700 for reservations.

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Officials: Drainage projects curbed flood issues By JONATHAN BILYK jbilyk@shawmedia.com GENEVA – While heavy April rains brought flooding in many areas of Kane County, county officials believe projects undertaken to improve drainage in dozens of locations throughout the county kept the worst of the damage at bay. Wednesday, officials with the Kane County Department of Water Resources told members of the Kane County Board’s Development Committee that more than $4 million in projects coordinated by the county government

At a glance Kane County Department of Water Resources has completed 22 projects at sites scattered throughout the county, and has an additional 17 projects underway in the budget for 2013.

in the past three years have helped reduce the severity of flooding in the county. For years, Kane County has worked to reduce flooding issues in established neighborhoods in unincorporated areas of the county, said Paul Schuch, director of

the Water Resources department. Many of the neighborhoods that have been particularly plagued through the years were built in the 1960s or 1970s when stormwater drainage standards were not nearly as stringent, he said. However, as development has increased, heavy rains often led to flooding in streets, basements and even on the ground level of some homes. To reduce the flooding issues, the county launched a cost-sharing program in the past decade in which the county spends money it obtains from its revenue agree-

ment with the Grand Victoria riverboat casino and residents of those neighborhoods agree to pay more in property taxes to the county to pay for the drainage work under a so-called special service area tax levy. When the program launched in 2004, it ran on “a shoestring budget,” Schuch said. But in recent years, the program has expanded greatly, Shuch said. Jodie Wollnik, an engineer with the Water Resources Department, said the county has completed 22 such projects at sites scattered throughout

Kane County, and has an additional 17 projects underway in the budget for 2013. Wollnik said the heavy April rains provided the first real test for many of the drainage projects. And she said the projects aced the test, greatly reducing issues with water in the project areas. As proof, she displayed a collage of photos of previous flooding from the project areas, but opted not to show any pictures of those same areas from this year’s flooding. “We didn’t want to go out and take pictures of dry ground,” Wollnik said.

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Settler’s Hill project advances; bike, running trails in the works By JONATHAN BILYK jbilyk@shawmedia.com GENEVA – The plan to transform the Settler’s Hill landfill into a regional outdoor playground continues to move forward, even if it’s not highly visible to the public just yet, county officials said. “I call this a ‘whale-watching’ project,” said County Board member Mike Donahue, R-Geneva. “Like a whale, it pops up above the surface every now and again, everyone oohs and aahs, and then it goes down below again, and everyone wonders where it went. “I’m here to inform you that the whale is alive and well, healthy and moving forward.” Donahue said county planners are in the first phases of designing the planned recreational trails and a crosscountry running trail. He said an initial report indicates that even designing the trails will be difficult, as the county would be prohibited from “cutting into the landform” in any way. “It’s not as simple as some

“It’s not as simple as some might think because we’re still on a landfill there. This wasn’t unanticipated, but we’re in the process of identifying and quantifying what’s involved with this.” Mike Donahue R-Geneva on difficulties in designing trails

might think because we’re still on a landfill there,” Donahue said. “This wasn’t unanticipated, but we’re in the process of identifying and quantifying what’s involved with this.” He said county officials also are meeting with representatives of Waste Management, which operates the landfill and must sign off on what happens there. To date, Donahue said Settler’s Hill planners have noted Waste Management’s

concerns and “they’ve been all dealt with favorably.” The Settler’s Hill project had been the subject of discussion and debate for more than a year in 2011 and 2012. Supporters of the project believe the plan will guide redevelopment of the landfill from an eyesore to an amenity for the Tri-Cities. The project’s master plan, which was approved in October, calls for the creation of the trails, as well as a hilltop observatory, a winter recreation area, golf course and an outdoor music venue along Kirk Road. Donahue said the county intends to tackle the project one piece at a time, beginning with the elements that have the most public support. That approach had been endorsed by Kane County Board Chairman Chris Lauzen. County officials have said the project will be paid for by landfill fees paid by waste haulers during the years Settler’s Hill was an active landfill, and held by the county in a special fund specifically dedicated to restoring the site to public use.

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80/50 McHenry Statistics through 4 p.m. yesterday Belvidere 80/54 Temperatures Waukegan 80/54 70/48 High/low ....................................... 82°/68° Normal high ......................................... 71° Rockford Crystal Lake Deerfield Record high .............................. 90° (2007) Algonquin 80/55 81/54 76/53 80/53 Normal low .......................................... 50° Hampshire Record low ............................... 36° (1997) Schaumburg 84/54 Elgin 78/55 Peak wind ......................... WSW at 23 mph 80/53 DeKalb Precipitation 81/54 Tri-Cities Chicago 24 hours through 4 p.m. yest. ........... Trace 81/54 78/56 Month to date ................................... 0.87” Normal month to date ....................... 1.88” Oak Park Year to date .................................... 15.93” 76/57 Aurora Normal year to date ........................ 11.27” Dixon 81/55

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

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Fld: flood stage. Prs: stage in feet at 7 a.m Wednesday. Chg: change in previous 24 hours. Station Fld Prs Chg Station Fld Prs Chg Algonquin................. 3....... 1.87..... +0.02 Montgomery........... 13..... 11.96..... +0.02 Burlington, WI ........ 11....... 8.18...... -0.03 New Munster, WI .... 19....... 8.98...... -0.22 Dayton ................... 12....... 7.64...... -0.31 Princeton .............. 9.5....... 7.59...... -0.07 McHenry .................. 4....... 2.54...... -0.08 Waukesha ................ 6....... 4.06...... -0.11

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$15,412 Projected cost of electric work for O’ sole Mio The full City Council will vote Monday on the committee’s recommendation. The grant application was for upgrading the electric service in the space to accommodate O’ Sole Mio. Harris had tried to request a grant earlier this year, but couldn’t because aldermen were in the middle of revising the rules for the program. The electric work was projected to cost $15,412. First Ward Alderman Michael O’Brien voiced his support for the grant. “The electric service was in pretty poor shape,” he said. “The money had to be used to make it safe.” Batavia Mayor Jeff Schielke said the building represents “one of the more historical buildings in the downtown area.”

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n What: Hollywood fundraiser for Madison Mientus n Where: Elburn Community Center, 525 N. Main St., Elburn n When: 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday

munity Center, 525 N. Main St., Elburn. Everyone is welcome to the show, which will feature Mientus and her friends, she said. She said money will be raised through raffle tickets and donation boxes. “I want to be able to pay back my parents,” Mientus said. Mientus performed in front

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BATAVIA – Aldermen have recommended giving a $7,706 downtown improvement grant to the owner of a building along North River Street that now houses an Italian gelato cafe. Aldermen at a joint committee Monday recommended giving the grant to Bruce Harris, who owns the building at 27 N. River St. Batavia couple Andrea and Tora Chiappelli recently opened an Italian gelato cafe, O’ Sole Mio, in the building, which formerly housed the offices of U.S. Congressman Bill Foster. Antonio Natale of Carol Stream also is a partner in the business. Gelato is the Italian version of ice cream. As part of the city’s downtown improvement grant program, building owners are eligible for up to 50 percent of actual improvement costs, up to the maximum amount set by the Batavia City Council.

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ELBURN – Madison Mientus said she fell in love with acting in sixth grade, when her mom pushed her to audition for the school play, Shakespeare’s “The Tempest.” She got a part, and now the 16-year-old St. Charles North High School sophomore said she is working toward securing a talent agent and, from Madison there, auditions Mientus for commercials and films. Next month, Mientus – who goes by the stage name Madison Rae – plans to travel to California for the International Performing Arts Showcase, where she will audition for multiple talent agents, she said. To help pay for her airfare and other expenses, including the classes she took through the International Performing Arts Academy, the Elburn teenager has organized a variety show set for 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday at the Elburn Com-

of agents last year after taking classes from Actors, Models & Talent for Christ, she said. This year, she took classes from the International Performing Arts Academy. She has been preparing for the showcase since March, she said. She will have two scenes to play – one from a fictional soap opera and the other from a fictional sitcom. Being chosen for the showcase was overwhelming, Mientus said. She described it as a confidence boost to be so young and someone thinking you’re good enough. “It’s pretty awesome,” she said. “I’ve had this dream forever.”

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DISTRICT 303

Board says no to sharing traffic light costs with city By ASHLEY RHODEBECK arhodebeck@shawmedia.com ST. CHARLES – The St. Charles School District 303 board this week rejected an intergovernmental agreement with the city regarding the shared cost of a traffic signal and other intersection improvements at St. Charles North High School. The agreement first was proposed to the Business Services Committee last month. Under that draft, the school district and city of St. Charles would have split the costs of installing a traffic signal and extended right-turn lane work on Red Gate Road near the high school. The district’s contribution was not to exceed $250,000. Board member Jim Gaffney, who has been at odds with the city on other issues, and member Nick Manheim voiced their dissent. Superintendent Don Schlomann agreed to go back to the city for further dis-

cussion. Schlomann returned to the school board with a different plan that affected an agreement created when the school district sold the Little Woods School property to the city. In that agreement, he said, the city offered to provide school resource officers for eight years without charge. Monday, the school board had the option of reducing that contract to six years and paying the city for years seven and eight – the equivalent to about $230,000, Schlomann said, explaining the board was concerned about paying cash now for the intersection improvements. The board, however, still said no, and the eight-year agreement remains in place, Schlomann said. Only two board members – Corinne Pierog and Kathy Hewell – supported the agreement, while Manheim, Judith McConnell, Ed McNally and

Gaffney – who has said the city made the mistake of not installing the traffic light when it built Red Gate Bridge – did not. President Steve Spurling was absent. The bridge opened in December and is east of the school. The intersection at Red Gate Road and North’s entrance has been made into a four-way stop. Schlomann said it has been helpful, but it is difficult to get a good flow of traffic, especially when buses are exiting the school parking lot at once. The St. Charles City Council approved the intergovernmental agreement April 1. With the school district’s rejection, Public Works Director Mark Koenen said the issue likely will appear on an upcoming committee agenda. “At this point and time, I believe I’m going to have to solicit guidance from the City Council about how we will proceed with this,” he said.

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Passion for jazz propels senior Geneva teen started playing music at 10 By BRENDA SCHORY bschory@shawmedia.com GENEVA – Brandon Cantwell started off in music playing drums at 10. But the Geneva High School senior’s household already had a drummer – his dad, Tom Cantwell. “My father persuaded me to play bass to complete the band,” Cantwell said. “My brother plays guitar. I come from a musical family – my older brother Tom is a junior at the Berklee College of Music in Boston.” The Kane County Chronicle this week is highlighting local high school seniors as graduation season nears. When his teacher, Julie Lawrence, nominated Cantwell to be a featured Geneva graduate, she described him as “a phenomenal jazz and classical bassist.” “He is a quiet and unassuming young man, but his musical accomplishments speak for themselves,”

Lawrence said. “He is also just a really decent, nice kid.” Cantwell, 18, was named All-State Jazz Combo this year by the Illinois Music Educators Association, recognition for student musicians in a state-wide competition. Geneva School District 304 honored him with a Tradition of Excellence Award in March. As part of the competition, Cantwell played in a group of nine other music students from around the state in an Honors Jazz Combo Band. “He is the top Illinois jazz bass player in Illinois,” said his mother, Nancy Cantwell, explaining what the award means. “Those are the nine best kids on their instruments in the entire state of Illinois.” Cantwell will graduate May 26 and attend the University of Illinois majoring in jazz studies. But he is accomplished in both jazz and classical. “When you’re learning how to play, you play classical music, and then they introduce you to jazz,” Cantwell said. “I became more fond of playing jazz music. It’s hard to be good at two different things, and I had to pick one, so I have chosen jazz.”

Cantwell plays recreational sports with friends, but much of his free time is spent on music. Last year, his band Fargo won the Swedish Days Battle of the Bands competition, then performed at the Paul Ruby Foundation for Parkinson’s Concert for a Cure fundraiser. “I hope to perform at Concert for a Cure again this year, but not at Battle of the Bands,” Cantwell said. A member of the International Honor Society, he participates in other charity functions, such as LivingWell Cancer Resource Center in Geneva. He is also part of the Midwest Young Artists, a premier youth music ensemble program in Highwood, his mother said, and they also play at charity events. After college, Cantwell said he hopes to start his career as a professional musician and possibly travel in a group of collaborative musicians. “I hope to have a musical statement, an impact on the way people think about music,” Cantwell said. “Then at some point, go back to school and get more education so I can teach as a professor. That would be cool. … I am open to see where music takes me.”

I hope to have a musical statement, an impact on the way people think about music.” – Brandon Cantwell, jazz musician on what he wants to do in his career

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Brandon Cantwell will attend the University of Illinois and major in jazz studies.

GENEVA – When Andrew Thomas was a junior, he placed in the top 10 in Distributive Education Clubs of America International’s finance challenge, competing among 16,000 students from 50 states and seven countries. It almost did not happen, said Thomas, 17, a senior at Geneva High School. He competed at the DECA State Conference in Decatur, where he was a finalist – but not among the top three in the state who could move on to the international competition in Salt Andrew Lake City. Thomas “One of the top three finalists from Illinois could not go, so I got bumped up into the third spot,” Thomas said. “At international, I placed in the top 10 … As a thirdplace bump-up, my chances were not good, but somehow I pulled it out.” Thomas, 17, will graduate May 26 and plans to attend Kelley School of Business at Indiana University, with a major in finance and accounting with a minor in math. He hopes to work in private equity or investment banking. A member of the National Honor Society, Thomas placed first in the business finance cluster exam and third in the economics exam. Geneva School District 304 recognized him recently with a Tradition of Excellence Award. Thomas came by his passion for the stock market through his grandfather. At 10, he wrote to the editor of “SmartMoney Magazine,” asking how to invest $1,000 that he had saved. He still has it in a mutual fund. His mother, Allison Thomas, said her son never has seen an obstacle he could not overcome. “Who takes earlybird gym at 6:30 a.m. so he can take AP statistics and pre-calculus trigonometry?” Allison Thomas said. “I can’t say enough good things about him.”

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GENEVA – A Geneva man, who had kept nearly a dozen lottery tickets in a cookie jar, made a life-changing discovery when he brought them to a store to check out – one was a Lotto ticket from the Feb. 2 drawing worth $4.85 million. At his wife’s urging, Richard Cerezo brought the tickets to a store and ran them under the lottery scanner. The first seven tickets were not winners, but the message on the eighth read, “file a claim,” according to a news release sent by the Illinois Lottery. “I thought I had probably won about $600,” he said in the release. Instead, he checked the number at www.illinoislottery.com and found he had

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8OBITUARIES FRANCIS XAVIER DAVIS Born: Jan. 22, 1917; in Brooklyn, N.Y. Died: April 30, 2013 Francis Xavier Davis, 96, died peacefully April 30, 2013. The son of Mary (Heaphy) and James Davis, Frank was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., on Jan. 22, 1917, and was the brother of James Edward, Elizabeth (Comerford), Mary Virginia, William and Charles Davis, all of whom preceded him in death. He served in the Army Air Corps during World War II and afterward settled in Ohio, where he worked for the East Ohio Gas Company for 35 years until his retirement in 1983. He was deeply devoted to his wife, Dorothy (Yonto), who died in 1983, and dedicated to his children, Mary Elizabeth and James Edward, and to their spouses, Richard Gordon and Charity (Nelson). He adored his grandchildren, James, Emily, Richard, Joseph and Michael Davis. Friend to many and widely beloved, he will be greatly missed. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Paul’s

8FUNERAL ARRANGEMENTS Cheryl L. Gosselink: The funeral service will be at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 16, at Christ Community Church, 37W100 Bolcum Road, St. Charles, with the Rev. Larry Stratton officiating. Burial will be held privately. The visitation will be from 5 p.m. Thursday, May 16, until the service at Christ Community Church. Donald “Harvey” McClurg: There will be a celebration of his life at 6:30 p.m. May 23, at Portage United Methodist Church in Portage, Wis. Steven E. Staples: The visitation will be from 4 until 8 p.m. Thursday, May 16, at Moss Family Funeral Home, 209 S. Batavia Ave. (Route 31) in Batavia. A funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Friday, May 17, at the funeral home. Interment will be private.

Catholic Church in North Canton, Ohio, at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 18. Family will meet friends in the church hall beginning at 9:30 a.m. The Reed Funeral Home North Canton Chapel has been entrusted with the arrangements. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Frank’s honor may be made to the Stark County Board of Developmental Disabilities/Peer Support Group, c/o Higgins Workshop, 3041 Cleveland Ave. S.W., Canton, OH 44707, or www.starkdd.org/ homestarkdd. Those wishing to send condolences or share a fond memory may sign the Reed online guestbook at www.reedfuneralhome. com. Please sign the guest book at www.legacy.com/kcchronicle.

WALTER L. ZIM Born: Feb. 22, 1919; in Chicago Died: May 15, 2013; in Geneva GENEVA – Walter L. Zim, 94, passed away at Delnor Hospital in Geneva on Wednesday, May 15, 2013. He was born Feb. 22, 1919, in Chicago to Lawrence and Sofia Zim. Walter was proud to be a veteran and served in the Army during WWII. He is survived by his loving wife of 71 years, Teresa; loving

children, JoAnn Wagner of Williamsport, Pa., Lawrence of Des Plaines, Martin (Carolyn) of Mt. Prospect and Roseann Nesbitt of Geneva; grandchildren, Thomas and Dhivya Wagner, Diane (John) Burfeindt, Sharon (Robert) Eiswert, Scott (Tari) Zim, Ryan (Rebecca) Zim, Jenessa (Rick) Rodriguez, Laura Nesbitt, Kelly Zim and Kristen Zim; and nine great-grandchildren. Besides his parents, Walter was preceded in death by his sister, Mary Lockerbe; and a brother, Stanley Zim. The visitation will be held from 2 to 7 p.m. Sunday, May 19, at Yurs Funeral Home, 1771 W. State St. (Route 38), Geneva. Funeral Mass will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday, May 20, at St. Peter Catholic Church on Kaneville Road in Geneva. Burial will be at Mt. Carmel Cemetery in Hillside. To leave an online condolence or remembrance to the family, visit the funeral home’s obituary page at www.yursfuneralhomes. com. For more information, please call Yurs Funeral Home of St. Charles at 630-584-0060 or like us on Facebook. Please sign the guest book at www.legacy.com/kcchronicle.

8POLICE REPORTS St. Charles • Johnathan Bedolla-Baeza, 23, of the 1900 block of Bennington Court, Elgin, was charged Wednesday, May 8, with driving without a license, driving without insurance and speeding. He was also arrested on a Kane County warrant on a charge of retail theft but was released on $2,500 bond. • Julio Aguirre, 46, of the 200 block of Morgan Street, Elgin, was charged Saturday, May 11, with driving under the influence of alcohol, improper lane use and failure to wear a seat belt. • Ryan C. Dobbins, 21, of the 5N200 block of Meadow Drive, St. Charles, was charged Monday, May 13, with public drunkenness. • Walmart, 150 Smith Road,

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Former Chicago drummer Danny Seraphine coming to St. Charles By ERIC SCHELKOPF eschelkopf@shawmedia.com Rolling Stone magazine ranked Danny Seraphine as one of the top 100 drummers of all time. Seraphine, co-founder and original drummer for the band Chicago, will be part of the “The Heart and Soul of Chicago” tour, which comes May 31 to the Arcada Theatre, 105 E. Main St., St. Charles. Seraphine will perform with his band California Transit Authority, whose sound recalls the horn-blasted sound of the Chicago Transit Authority, which became simply Chicago. Also on the bill are former Chicago singer and songwriter Bill Champlin, Dennis Tufano, original singer of The Buckinghams, and Chicago tribute band 25 or 6 to 4 – The Chicago Experience. The show starts at 8 p.m., and tickets start at $39, available at www.oshows.com or by calling 630-962-7000. Kane County Chronicle reporter Eric Schelkopf had the chance to talk to Seraphine about the upcoming show.

Eric Schelkopf: You will be performing with Bill Champlin at the show and, of course, Bill also sings lead vocals on “Full Circle,” a song from California Transit Authority’s new CD, “Sacred Ground.” Is that extra special for you, to be work-

ing with him again? Danny Seraphine: It is. He came in and did a very heart rendering, really truthful interpretation of the song. He sings it beautifully. The whole reunion of Bill and I is really a good thing. It’s a real positive thing in my life, and I believe it’s the same for him. I’m really proud of this record, and I believe that it will be around for the next 50 years, and people will think of it as a great record.

ES: You call your group California Transit Authority. Do you see the group as an homage to Chicago Transit Authority and Chicago? DS: Totally. I’ve always loved the name Chicago Transit Authority. This group is really cut from the same cloth as the original CTA. It’s a really, powerful, powerful machine. The original Chicago Transit Authority, in my opinion, is one of the best bands there ever was, and that includes The Beatles and The Rolling Stones. None of those bands could even stand with us as far as total singing, songwriting, musicianship, creativity. I would never say we’re better than The Beatles or The Rolling Stones, but we did things that they couldn’t even touch.

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Q&A And that’s just the truth of it. The new CTA is also a world-class band, and there aren’t many bands that can equal it.

ES: What do you think made Chicago so good? DS: The great horn section, three really great vocalists, and the strong rhythm section. A lot of people think my drumming was very groundbreaking. I can’t judge that.

That’s for other people to say. You had all those elements that were really strong. We received a lot of criticism, especially once we became commercially successful, but that happens to everybody. There was no weak point in the band. Once we lost Terry [Kath], it was very tough. He was one of the greatest guitar players that ever walked the planet. Losing him left a huge void in the band.

ES: I know that Rolling Stone magazine ranked as one of the top 100 drummers of all time. How do you feel about that, and who influenced you in your

drumming style? DS: It’s a great source of pride, obviously. I had great influences and I also had great teachers. My very first influence was Gene Krupa, a fellow Chicagoan. His style had so much flair. That is always prevalent and obvious in my style. There is a very strong R&B undertone in my drumming, and that’s from growing up in Chicago, and listening to all the R&B bands. The thing I do best, I think, is that I fuse jazz and rock together seamlessly. It just comes to me very easily. It just rolls off naturally.


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Daddio’s Diner owners make restaurant dream reality By NICOLE WESKERNA nweskerna@shawmedia.com BATAVIA – Terry Beltran likens the experience of dining at Daddio’s Diner in Batavia to stopping by Grandma’s house for breakfast. Scott “Daddio” and Terry “Mommio” Beltran, who have owned the 1950’s-themed Daddio’s Diner for about seven years, said they love the family-friendly atmosphere at the restaurant and consider many of their longtime customers as just that – family. “It’s a true neighborhood diner,” Terry Beltran said. “We know 90 percent of our customers by their first name.” They also count their employees as family members, too. Their daughters, Tess, 22, and Kristi, 16, spend their summers working at the diner. Tess even designed the restaurant’s menus. The Beltrans said owning a restaurant had been a dream of theirs since they first got married. Both met while working in the restaurant industry – Scott Beltran was a chef, and Terry Beltran was a waitress. Scott Beltran had been a chef by trade at upscale golf course restaurants and hotels. Terry Beltran said she always was the “Betty Crocker” type of mother who enjoyed baking and raising her family. She also is a folk artist who used to run a business on the side. Before the Beltrans moved to St. Charles, they said they often gravitated toward the Tri-Cities area and liked to dine at their favorite restaurant in Batavia. When the owner of that restaurant decided to sell, the Beltrans found their chance to live out their dream. “We never thought we’d have the opportunity to own our favorite diner,” Terry Beltran said. Customers usually can hear music from the 1950s and ’60s at the restaurant, and classic vinyl records and album covers are scattered on the restaurant’s walls. So many 1950s-themed knickknacks are on display that the Beltrans came up with an “I Spy” game that customers can play while waiting for their orders. Daddio’s Diner serves vinyl record-sized pancakes and has become known for skillets, such as the La Bomba Skillet, which is made with diced potatoes, ham, onions, peppers, jalapeños, chorizo, cilantro, and melted Colby and Pepper Jack cheeses. Daddio’s Diner caters for parties, and the restaurant is available for people to rent for parties on Saturday, Sunday and Monday nights. It now is open for dinner Tuesday through Friday. Lunch and dinner

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Scott and Terry Beltran have owned the 1950s-style Daddio’s Diner in Batavia for nearly seven years. They’re known for their breakfast skillets and for serving pancakes the size of a vinyl record.

Know more Daddio’s Diner, 134 W. Wilson St., Batavia, is open from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday; 6 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday; 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday; and 6:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday. For information, call 630-879-5299 or visit www.daddiosdiner.biz.

menu choices include specialty burgers, such as the Bleu Moon Cheeseburger made with melted bleu cheese and topped with onion rings. Salads and sandwiches, such as the Swiss Pot Roast Panini – made with pot roast, Swiss and mozzarella cheeses, and grilled onions on grilled Italian bread – also are menu options. Waitress Bekah Gustin said before customers even order their food, many will call “dibbs” on a Mommio’s chocolate chip pecan cookie. “They don’t want to miss out,” she said.

Daddio’s Diner in Batavia bases its doo-wop décor on the 1950s and ’60s decades. Some items on the menu, such as the La Bomba Skillet, are named after popular songs and phrases from those years. As important as family and food are at Daddio’s Diner, giving back to the community is just as much of a priority for the Beltrans. The diner has been home to many fundraisers for schools and churches in the seven years the Beltrans have been owners. Terry Beltran remem-

bers one fundraiser a few years ago where they expected to serve about 300 people, but they ended up serving 800 people in just three hours, helping raise $7,000. “It builds that community feel,” Terry Beltran said. “It helps us build off of each other.”


KANE COUNTY CHRONICLE planitkanenews@shawmedia.com GENEVA – TriCity Family Services will once again host the Great Lobster Fly-In on June 15 in celebration of Father’s Day. The event, which has occurred for more than 26 years, includes live lobsters and – new this year – Gulf shrimp. In the morning, 1-and-1/4pound lobsters will be delivered, and cost $20 each. Lobsters can be ordered alive or steamed. Raw Gulf shrimp (peeled and deveined) will be available frozen in 2-pound

bags for $22 each. For those with an aversion to shell fish, TriCity Family Services will also offer 8-ounce prime beef filets from Josef’s Meat and Deli in Geneva for $15 each. A pretzel baguette for $6 or a Cheddar Bacon Onion Loaf for $7 from The Sweet Rhino in Geneva will also be available. The Sweet Rhino will also provide cupcakes for $8 each that can be ordered in a 2-count box, which includes a peanut butter and salted caramel cupcake in each box. To place orders, visit www. tricityfamilyservices.org or

call 630-232-1070. Orders must be received by June 10. Orders can be picked up at the Great Lobster Fly-In

event between 9 and 11:30 a.m. June 15 at the Old Kane County Courthouse parking lot on James Street in downtown

Geneva. All proceeds from the event will benefit TriCity Family Services.

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Teens to open Gary Hoey By ERIC SCHELKOPF eschelkopf@shawmedia.com ST. CHARLES – It’s fitting that St. Charles teen band The Giving Moon will open for noted guitarist Gary Hoey on Saturday at the Arcada Theatre in St. Charles. Hoey produced the band’s first EP, “The Wild,” which will be released the day of the show. He voiced interest in working with the band after previously playing with the band at the Arcada Theatre. “It was really fun working with him,” said Sean Seales, lead singer and guitarist in The Giving Moon. “He had a lot of musical ideas. I think he liked our songs.” The Giving Moon is comprised of Seales, Marcello Positano on rhythm guitar, Ryan Brasley on drums and Adam Suto on bass. Seales and Brasley are freshmen at

St. Charles East High School, and Suto and Positano are freshmen at St. Charles North High School. The Giving Moon performs regularly throughout the Chicago area, and used the money from its gigs to pay for the making of the CD. The band will perform at the Kane County Fair and Naperville’s Ribfest this summer. “We will play as long as we can,” Seales said. “Maybe we can make a career out of it.” He has some advice for other young bands. “Don’t stop practicing, and keep trying,” Seales said. “The Wild” will be on sale at the show Saturday for $10. The show starts at 8 p.m. and tickets are $29, available at www.oshows.com or by calling 630-762-7000. The Arcada Theatre is located at 105 E. Main St.

PLANIT KANE BRIEFS Gammon Coach House to host Tap Takeover event BATAVIA – In celebration of Chicago Craft Beer Week, which runs May 16 through May 26, Gammon Coach House will host a Tap Takeover event May 23 to showcase Widmer Brothers Brewery of Portland, Ore. The event will feature a

tasting and discussion with Ben Dobler, part of Widmer’s brew team, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Gammon Coach House, 3 S. Batavia Ave., Batavia. The featured brew will be Alchemy Ale, an American pale; Pitch Black IPA, a strong ale/ black IPA; Kill Devil, a imperial brown; and Columbia Common, a steam beer.

For more information, call Gammon Coach House at 630482-3663.

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the electricity was high and the tension was as thick as Sunday lasagna. Then something happened that board Chairman Pat Arbor said had never occurred there before: business completely stopped and the traders paid homage to the Yankee great with a thunderous applause as he walked the floor to the opening bell platform. All our eyes welled up at this heartwarming tribute. So, me being an event producer extraordinaire (at least I thought I was), I believed that every minute was well planned out. What I did not realize was that the ringing of the opening bell was just that, a quick action that equated to a three second endeavor. “Joe D” aptly clanged the large table-mounted bell (one that looked like the type you would see ending the rounds in a boxing match) with a wooden baseball bat, received World Series-winning cheers from the floor then looked at me and asked, “What’s next?” I had assumed there was to be some ceremony connected with this historic moment. Some pomp and circumstance, some presentations … something! But that was it, and all eyes were on me as to what the next move would be. The next thing I had planned was an 11:30 lunch. Now what do I do with Joe DiMaggio? I asked Chairman Arbor if I could sequester our small group in his office for a while to which he eagerly complied.

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Here’s the cool thing: For over an hour, a couple of us from The Italian American Sports Hall of Fame with USA Basketball Director and owner of the Phoenix Suns and Arizona Diamondbacks Jerry Colangelo and NASCAR champion Chip Ganassi listened in awe as legendary Dodger manager Tommy Lasorda and fellow Cooperstown inductee Joe DiMaggio traded quips and stories about Berra, Gherig, Mantle and a few other larger-than-life sports figures. The lack of Marilyn Monroe talk was conspicuous by its absence. Story after story, told in first person as the recounting of memories … what an amazing experience that was! It wound up being quite a day (and quite a night), one that I could describe in better detail if I had a dozen or so more pages here. The exquisite Joe DiMaggio Piazza took about a year to complete. Unfortunately, Giuseppe Paolo DiMaggio, “The Yankee Clipper” passed away before the unveiling of the statue and the piazza. His

brother, former Boston Red Sox great, the “Little Professor” Dom DiMaggio attended and graciously spoke on behalf of his brother: “How wonderful this tribute to my brother is here in Chicago, a place that he

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Each year, as we swing into the baseball season, three things bring me to an out-of-body, “Field Of Dreams” experience: having a couple of smokie-link sandwiches in the left field box seats at Wrigley – facing the base that Santo built; throwing down a cold one while watching the post-home run fireworks at Comiskey (sorry, it will always be Comiskey); and recalling my day with a man who is spoken of in the same conversation as Babe Ruth and Lou Gherig – Joe DiMaggio. For many years, I volunteered my time to The National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame on Taylor Street in Chicago. I produced all its fundraising events, was the lead designer for all the exhibits in the museum and was editor of its magazine, “Red, White and Green.” Because of this unique position, I was able to befriend some of the biggest names in sports history and become subject to classic behind-the-game stories. As we were constructing the museum’s new home in Chicago, we were able to secure from the city of Chicago the parcel of land directly across the street for $1. It was a real estate deal that would have brought even Donald Trump to tears. We designed the “Joe DiMaggio Piazza” complete with a beautiful bronze statue of the legend taking his signature swing, roman columns and Venetian tile. Basically, it looked like the backyards belonging to many of my Italian-American cousins. By way of Morris Engelberg, his attorney, business manager and author of “DiMaggio: Setting The Record Straight” we invited Mr. D to the groundbreaking ceremony. He accepted! I was selected to coordinate this day. Definitely one of the most exciting pinchme moments of my career. Our first stop was at the Chicago Board of Trade, where Joe was to open the day of trading. We entered the vast trading floor where

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• DIMAGGIO Continued from page 19 “A little known fact about the DiMaggio family – we spent most of our young lives in a home on Taylor Street in San Francisco’s Little Italy,” said Dom DiMaggio. All 500 of us in attendance simultaneously dropped our jaws. He was born in California, grew up in San Francisco, became a New York legend, and died in Florida. But when it came to memorializing this legendary figure, it was the fans from Chicago that stepped up. To quote the song “Joltin’ Joe DiMaggio” by Les Brown and his Band of Renown, “From coast to coast that’s all you’ll hear; Of Joe the one man show. He’s glorified the horsehide sphere; Joltin’ Joe DiMaggio.”

Joe only autographed one baseball during his visit. Yes, it was a very cool gift to me from somebody whom I never thought I would meet. To add to the cool factor – a subsequent visit from another Yankee great, Yogi Berra, resulted in his signature on the famed DiMaggio ball. But the best part of it all? I was given the greatest gift of all. I was able to introduce my hero to his hero. My dad, the proud World War II veteran, escorted him that day. Two true America heroes.

• Ron Onesti is president and CEO of Onesti Entertainment Corp. and the Arcada Theatre in St. Charles. He provides personal recollections of events and people that he has encountered over the years. Send comments to planitkanenews@shawmedia. com.

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GIRLS STATE TRACK AND FIELD PREVIEW

Raucci looking for a ‘shin’ing moment St. Charles North senior suffers shin splints, to compete in triple jump By KEVIN DRULEY kdruley@shawmedia.com

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St. Charles North senior Kaylee Raucci aspires to study kinesiology at Wisconsin-Whitewater beginning next school year. She is not out to diagnose her recurring shin splints. The field simply fascinates her. In the past few weeks, Raucci has compiled her own research on the ins and outs of human movement. It’s a simple lesson, and one she hopes will boost her to a medal in the triple jump at this weekend’s 3A state meet in Charleston: Removing yourself from many events to save yourself for one recharges the battery. “Now the shins feel good,” Raucci said. “They don’t hurt. So it definitely helped getting that state qualifying for this one.” In no particular order, Raucci also competed in the long jump, 300-meter hurdles, 100 and 200 during her North career, as well as running as part of the 4x100 and 4x200 relays. Her versatility added up to competitive invitational meet scores for the North Stars, which was by design. Once the postseason approached, however, the strategy shifted to sending Raucci downstate for the second successive spring in the best shape possible. “We were wanting her prepared and totally focused on the triple jump,” North Stars coach John Osmanski said. “Going into sectionals, we knew that was her best shot and we wanted her 100 percent focused on it, and it worked.”

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St. Charles North senior Kaylee Raucci works on a drill during practice at the school Monday afternoon. Raucci will compete in the triple jump at this weekend’s IHSA Girls State Track and Field Championships in Charleston.

Area girls track and field state qualifiers Prelims today (1A) and Friday (2A, 3A) at EIU in Charleston Finals for all classes Saturday

CLASS 3A BATAVIA Skylar Schoen, pole vault Amy Gladis, pole vault 4x800-meter relay GENEVA Kathryn Adelman, 800 McKenzie Altmayer, 1,600 Jenna Ginsberg, pole vault ST. CHARLES EAST Lauren Towne, 200 Torree Scull, 800 Corrin Adams, 800

Jordan Shead, 400 Britney Williams, 400 Maddie Westerhoff, 1,600 Gabrielle Pearce, pole vault Allison Chmelik, triple jump Amanda Passaglia, shot put 4x100 4x200 4x400 4x800 ST. CHARLES NORTH Ashley England, 3,200 Hannah Schilb, triple jump Kaylee Raucci, triple jump 4x800 ROSARY 4x800

CLASS 2A KANELAND Victoria Clinton, 1,600 Brianna Bower, 3,200 Lauren Zick, long jump Christina Delach, pole vault Ashley Castellanos, triple jump 4x800 4x800 BURLINGTON CENTRAL Kayla Wolf, 800 Jasmine Castillo, 300 hurdles Katie Trupp, pole vault, high jump Natalie Overstreet, pole vault 4x800 AURORA CENTRAL CATHOLIC Lisa Rodriguez, 100, 200

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PREP SCHEDULE

BASEBALL: BATAVIA 9, STREAMWOOD 5

TODAY Baseball: Batavia at Streamwood, 4:30 p.m.; Larkin at St. Charles East, 4:30 p.m.; St. Charles North at Elgin, 7 p.m.; Prairie Ridge at Burlington Central, 4:30 p.m.; Aurora Christian vs. St. Edward at 2A Westminster Christian Regional, 4:30 p.m. Softball: Geneva at Yorkville,

4:30 p.m.; St. Charles North at Streamwood, 4:30 p.m.; IMSA at Rosary, 4:30 p.m. DeKalb at Kaneland, 4:30 p.m.; Boys volleyball: Barrington at St. Charles East, 6 p.m.; St. Charles North at Glenbard West, 6 p.m.; Montini at Wheaton Academy, 5:30 p.m. Girls track and field: IHSA prelims

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St. Charles North’s Kaylee Raucci competes in the triple jump during a 2012 meet. Raucci will compete in the triple jump at this weekend’s IHSA Girls State Track and Field Championships in Charleston.

Raucci on UW-Whitewater track team next season • RAUCCI Continued from page 23 Raucci finished second at last week’s West Aurora Sectional, clearing 35 feet, 9.75 inches – nearly four inches better than the state qualifying standard. While North Stars freshman Hannah Schilb edged her mentor for the sectional title with a jump of 36-0.75, both athletes talk openly about a friendly rivalry. So what if Raucci took up track as a seventh grader at Haines Middle School and Schilb is new to triple jumping this season? They’re on the same team and constantly talking technique. “She’s a great supporter and she made it with me, and so we’re going to go down to state together,” Schilb said. “It’s going to be a lot of fun, I think. It’ll be a good experience for me to experience it with her.” Raucci registered a state preliminary jump of 35-0.25 as a junior. The 12th and final athlete to advance to the

Saturday finals cleared 3610. Rested and conditioned from a recent slate of low-impact workouts – including elliptical training and biking – Raucci is eager to make a healthy move up the standings. Considering the absence of shin pain, which had been nagging her since the end of indoor season, she likes her chances. Wisconsin-Whitewater coach Mike Johnson has targeted Raucci as a decathlete next season, bringing a return to busier days for the NCAA Division III Warhawks. “We’ll see how that goes,” Raucci said. “He said if I’m pretty strong in one thing and not so strong in one that it will compensate for it, so that will be pretty good.” For now, though, she only has tunnel vision for the triple jump pit. “I actually have a goal in mind. I’ve been there before, I know,” Raucci said. “So it’s like I’ll just see what I can do now. Hopefully it’ll be better than [last season].”

Eustace beats Sabres with his bat, arm By JAY SCHWAB jschwab@shawmedia.com BATAVIA – Laren Eustace had two hits by the time the first inning was over, and the Batavia junior was hardly finished bolstering the Bulldogs’ cause. Eustace went 4 for 4 with two RBIs and pitched 22/3 innings of scoreless relief on Wednesday as the Batavia baseball team beat Streamwood, 9-5, to move within one win of clinching at least a share of the Upstate Eight Conference River title. Eustace’s two, first-inning singles were part of a seven-run Bulldogs outburst to put the Sabres in an early, 7-0 hole. Streamwood coach Ryan Lasota has seen enough of Eustace but the teams have the final game of their UEC River series on tap today in Streamwood. A Batavia win would force St. Charles East to beat Larkin today and win a resumed game against St. Charles North, likely on Friday, to tie the Bulldogs (24-6, 18-6 UEC River) for the conference crown. “He’s able to lay down

bunts, get on in a variety of ways,” Lasota said of Eustace, Batavia’s leadoff hitter. “Obviously if we can get him, maybe we won’t give up seven or eight in the first inning. It seems like he kind of gets them going, and they follow his lead. He’s a tough out, no doubt about it.” While the first inning made it seem like a blowout was in progress, the Sabres (5-21, 5-19 UEC River) clawed all the way back to within 7-5, knocking Bulldogs starting pitcher Jacob Piechota out of the game in the fifth inning. That’s when Eustace came in from left field, and the deceptively hard-throwing, diminutive lefty handcuffed Streamwood the rest of the way. “I think that’s his third or fourth save where he’s come into jams like that,” Batavia coach Matt Holm said. “He and Micah [Coffey] were going to be our closers and Micah’s had back spasms, and I just don’t want to aggravate it, so Laren’s been the guy, and he’s been coming in at least once a week. … He’s such a different look than what the other guys are.”

Eustace wasn’t satisfied with the game Batavia played, especially with the postseason only a week away. “The thing we need to work on is to keep the intensity going because we scored seven in the first inning and we only scored two the rest of the game, so it just shows that we’ve got to keep the intensity up and keep it going because that’s what we’re going to have to do with the playoffs,” Eustace said. “We’ve got to put teams away.” Bulldogs third baseman Andrew Siegler and Coffey each drove in two runs during the Bulldogs’ seven-run first against Streamwood starter Matt Kozma, who settled down to pitch three scoreless innings before exiting after the fourth inning. Holm said the Bulldogs are exclusively focused on their own play during this tight, final week of the conference race. “We had our chance to play [St. Charles East] and we only got one [out of three], so we’ve got to do what we’ve got to do now, and they can take care of themselves,” Holm said.

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Brooke Nelson (left) and Christine Lynam, Batavia graduates, wrapped up their softball careers at Waubonsee Community College. “Their education program is really good,” she said. “That’s kind of what drew me to them. And their softball program was a plus.” The Cardinals (35-12) finished their season at the Wisconsin-Whitewater Regional as part of the NCAA Division III national tournament. Nelson plans to major in physical education and minor in coaching. “I have always helped out [coaching] with Batavia,” she said. “It’s kind of like giving back. The sport’s given me so much.” Nelson said she started playing softball when she was 6 or 7. After a successful career at Batavia, she decided to enroll at Waubonsee while she decided on a future career path. “Waubonsee was a good way for me to get playing time and improve my skills while figuring out what I wanted to do, academic-wise,” she said. As a freshman, the versatile Nelson was named the Illinois

Skyway Collegiate Conference Player of the Year. A pitcher and infielder, she won 15 games on the rubber while posting an impressive 1.82 ERA. She hit .446 and drove in 47 runs to help the Chiefs win the conference title. “I had a really great season my freshman year, so trying to follow up on that was difficult,” Nelson admits. This season, the righthander was 10-9 pitching with a 3.94 ERA. She batted .375 with 22 RBIs. While she thought she played just “all right” individually, Nelson thought the team played very well, winning the league title for the third straight season. “That’s really difficult to do in our conference because we have such great competition,” Nelson said. The Chiefs also reached the final four of the National Junior College Athletic Association Division II Regional tournament, a feat Nelson said they were not able to accomplish

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last year because of injuries. “This year we were able to do it and that made our season even better,” she said. Overall, Nelson is very satisfied with her two years at Waubonsee. “I’ve loved it,” she says. “I’ve met a lot of great players. Coach [Perry Clark] has done a lot for me. … It’s been a good experience.” Lynam also is happy she chose Waubonsee. “It was a great choice,” she says. “I’m a very family-oriented person, so Waubonsee seemed like the right fit for me at the right time.” Lynam didn’t make the decision to become a Chief until after graduating from Batavia. “I was really late in the college search,” she says. “My senior year, my coach for the Wasco Diamonds had Perry Clark out to one of our games. … He called me right after the game and asked if I wanted to come visit.” Lynam’s freshman year at Waubonsee ended inaus-

• Dennis D. Jacobs writes a weekly On Campus column for the Kane County Chronicle. To suggest a column idea on area athletes who are competing in college, email him at mngeditor@yahoo.com.

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Christine Lynam and Brooke Nelson of Batavia recently wrapped up very successful softball careers at Waubonsee Community College, but they’re nowhere near ready to give up the sport they’ve been playing since they were little. Lynam, who started playing T-ball at the age of 3, isn’t sure where or if she will be playing softball next season, but she is sure she wants to stay connected with the sport as a coach. She’s helped coach the Wasco Diamonds 18U team for the past two years. “I just want to continue coaching,” she said. “Everyone comes up to me and says, ‘You should be a coach.’ ” Lynam may continue her playing career next year at Youngstown State, North Central or Lake Forest, but she’s also looking at attending Northern Illinois to study business and pre-law with an eye toward eventually coaching at the collegiate level. She says the question of whether she would play softball if she chooses to attend Northern is still “up in the air.” If Lynam chooses to play at North Central, she will again be a teammate of Nelson. Nelson, who also wants to go into coaching, said she looked at Wisconsin-Whitewater and Elmhurst before deciding on North Central.

piciously with a torn labrum and rotator cuff in her right shoulder that required surgery on her throwing arm at the end of the season. “It was a lot of rehab,” she says. “I didn’t play all fall. … I really didn’t know if I was going to play in the spring.” Lynam still wasn’t sure if she would be able to play as she left with the team for a season-opening trip to Florida in March. “The first game I hit a home run and played third and did really well,” she recalls. “I started and played every game. … I did better than I expected I would do.” Lynam hit .421 this year with seven homers and 25 RBIs. Her astounding .813 slugging percentage ranked 25th in the nation. As for the throwing arm – no worries. She didn’t make an error the entire season. Her play drew plenty of post-season accolades, including a first-team all-conference selection and the all-region MVP award. “I’m more than happy,” Lynam said of her decision to begin her college career at Waubonsee. “I met a lot of great new friends. I had an amazing two years. … Now I’m waiting for the second chapter.”

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KANE COUNTY CHRONICLE DeKALB – It took less than a minute for the St. Charles North girls soccer team to set the tone and take control of Wednesday’s IHSA Class 3A DeKalb Regional semifinal against DeKalb. Kelly Manski forced a turnover near DeKalb’s endline and then fed a ball across the face of goal to Alex Gage, who put a onetouch shot away to give Alex Gage the North Stars a lead in the first minute, and North cruised to a 5-1 win. The North Stars (16-3-1) face West Chicago in the regional final Saturday. “I love playing another great team because then we come right into playoffs having to play our best, having to fight,” North coach Ruth Vostal said. “We were mentally prepared, physically prepared and I’m proud that they stepped up and scored five great goals.” North controlled possession for the majority of the match. Ashlyn Walter and Rachel Michieli each scored in the first half to give North a 3-0 halftime lead. DeKalb didn’t record a shot on goal until late in the second half when the Barbs got on the board with just more than 10 minutes remaining.

IHSA Class 2A Rochelle Regional: Kaneland dominated Illinois Math and Science Academy, 8-0, behind two goals from Brittany Olson and a goal and three assists for Courtney Diddell. The Knights (11-4-3) advance to face Rosary in Friday’s regional final.

BASEBALL IHSA Class 2A Westminster Christian Regional: Aurora Central Catholic defeated Poplar Grove North Boone, 9-2, in a regional semifinal. Michael Fidler homered and Andrew Bruss (7-3) was the winning pitcher for ACC (26-7), which advances to Saturday’s regional final against the winner of

today’s game between Aurora Christian and St. Edward. St. Charles East 7, Larkin 1: At Elgin, Matt Starai (7-1) threw a complete game for East and Sean Dunne drove in five runs, including a grand slam in the top of the seventh inning, for East (20-10, 17-6 UEC River), which remained a half-game behind first-place Batavia.

St. Charles North 9, Elgin 1: At St. Charles, Ryan Thomas drove in three runs and Ankur Shah notched the win as North won the UEC River game. Geneva 8, Yorkville 0: At Yorkville, Geneva’s Max Novak threw a complete game, shutout while Bobby Hess (3 for 4, double) and Ben Chally (two doubles, three RBIs) powered the offense for Geneva (18-14). Marmion 14, IMSA 1: At Aurora, Josh Meyers went 2 for 3 with three RBIs and Zach Siwiec had two hits, a walk and scored two runs for Marmion (13-10). St. Francis 8, Plano 1: At Wheaton, winner Matt Kelly struck out eight in five innings for 1711 St. Francis, while Andrew Brundage was 2 for 2 with three RBIs.

SOFTBALL St. Charles East 7, DeKalb 6: At St. Charles, East (26-5) prevailed behind two RBIs apiece for Kate Peterburs and Sarah Collalti. Alex Latoria (9-1) was the winning pitcher. St. Francis 8, Rosary 0: At Aurora, Ali Dittrich, Fiona Summers and Maggie Remus each had two hits to lead St. Francis. Rosary falls to 10-16 overall, 7-8 in Suburban Christian Conference play.

Burlington Central 8, Hampshire 1: At Burlington, Brooke

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Gaylord (four RBIs) and Courtni Neubauer both had three hits to boost Central (25-2). Emily Kisch struck out 12 in seven innings.

BOYS TENNIS Geneva 5, Glenbard South 1: At Glen Ellyn, Brad Burgess and Spencer Ankley allowed Geneva to sweep singles play.

• Shaw Media sports editor Ross Jacobson contributed to this report.

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Cougars note the presence of Cubs president ... eventually By KEVIN DRULEY kdruley@shawmedia.com

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GENEVA – Young fans chanted for venerable mascot Ozzie T. Cougar more than they did Cubs president Theo Epstein on Wednesday afternoon. With apologies to The Cubs Way, it’s conceivable the schoolchildren assembled glanced to the seats behind home plate and considered Epstein just another man in a polo taking notes. Cougars players lacked the same innocence and luxury. It might have taken a few innings, but word soon spread that the boss of their parent club was on hand for a 4-0 victory against Peoria. Fine by them. “It’s going to help us out in the long run, because that pressure – when you make it to the big leagues – it’s got to be 10, 20 times heavier, more a burden on your shoulders there than it is now,” right fielder Bijan Rademacher said. “So we might as well get the microscope and all eyes on us so we prepare ourselves for once we get up there.” Epstein picked a good time to make his regular season debut at Fifth Third Bank Ballpark, watching quick-working right-hander Tayler Scott pitch 71/3 innings of two-hit ball on a picturesque day. Scott only heard of Epstein’s presence when he headed to the dugout after his final hitter. He called it a pleasant surprise after continuing a solid May in which he has allowed three runs in 181/3 innings over three starts. “It’s just getting comfortable out here,” Scott said. “I’m starting the season earlier than I’m used to, the weather is warming up, so I’m pitching more loose and comfortable out there. So that’s been working for me.” Epstein was not available for comment. He declined an

interview request while leaving the stadium. A s k e d when he might return, Theo Epstein Epstein said, “Whenever I can. Probably be a lot of day games before [Cubs] night games.” The Cubs hosted Colorado at 7:05 p.m. Wednesday. Before the game, Cougars manager Mark Johnson said he hadn’t heard the rumor Epstein might be headed to Geneva. Just as he did afterward, Johnson called the club’s proximity to Chicago a great player development tool. Johnson managed several current Cougars at Short-A Boise last season, and found many “were petrified when somebody would come in town.” Assistant general manager Randy Bush (May 6) and coordinator of pro scouting Andrew Bassett (April 9) are among the Cubs officials who have been in attendance through 20 home games this season, the Cougars’ first in a two-year player-development contract with the Cubs. “We were let know from early on that those people could be popping in and out at any moment, so we always just try to take care of our business and not let things like that bother us,” said lefty Nathan Dorris, who earned his third save with 12/3 innings of one-hit relief. The Chiefs knew the drill when they were aligned with the Cubs from 2005-2012. Ten Cougars on the active Opening Day roster played with Peoria last season. Each Cubs minor leaguer meets with Epstein and a group of other officials to discuss individualized player plans during spring training in Mesa, Ariz.

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The Cougars (18-18) are set to host Peoria (18-18) in a split doubleheader today, with games beginning at 11:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.

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Sight seen Kids in their seats for the final out. With Tayler Scott and Nathan Dorris combining on a three-hitter, the schoolchildren among a crowd of 7,972 on Ozzie’s Reading Club Day played the best kind of organized hooky. They might actually have had time for a brief study hall after the two-hour, 26-minute affair.

Cubs celebrity watch Unless Ronnie Woo-Woo treks to Fifth Third Bank Ballpark, this one’s the Holy Grail. Cubs president Theo Epstein watched the game from section 110, behind home plate, the latest in a string of appearances from Cubs brass.

The closer Hello, Theo. Epstein saw a group of comfortable Cougars get back to .500. They hope to entertain future guests just as well. “People actually get to see what they’re getting out of us,” right fielder Bijan Rademacher said. “And it kind of makes us work harder.”

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Prized Cubs outfield prospect Albert Almora would have started the season with the Cougars, but he broke the hamate bone in his left hand in March. Almora has been mending at extended spring training since, and could be on target for Kane County soon.

Almora could suit up soon GENEVA – Reports indicated Cubs outfield prospect Albert Almora would return in mid-May after breaking the hamate bone in his left hand during spring training. Now that the time has arrived, there’s growing speculation the 19-year-old will soon suit up for the Cougars. Almora’s friends in the Kane County clubhouse sure hope so. “He’s ready. He’s getting ready. He’s itching. He’s chomping at the bit, for sure,” infielder David Bote said. “He’s just trying to get that hand healthy. He doesn’t want to rush it too quick. He’s getting excited, and he wants to come back, come up here.” Bote worked alongside Almora at the Cubs’ extended spring training facility in Arizona before joining the Cougars during last week’s road trip to Burlington and Clinton. Bote initially was scheduled to begin the season in Kane County, and actually was in Geneva before a roster move preceded the April 4 season opener. The Cubs also targeted Almora – the sixth overall pick in last June’s draft – for the same destination, but his mid-March injury derailed

VIEWS Kevin Druley those plans. Several Cougars have remained in touch with Almora in the interim, with communications ranging from sharing social media birthday wishes last month to regular phone conversations. First baseman Dan Vogelbach, a fellow Floridian and Almora’s former travel and Team USA age group teammate, fits the latter category. “He’s been playing and stuff,” Vogelbach said. “I don’t know when they’re going to let him go, but he should be up here soon.” Almora is getting regular at-bats in Arizona, where the Cubs play both intrasquad games and games against extended spring training teams from other organizations. He resumed baseball activities in late April. Spending 18 games with Rookie League Arizona and 15 with Short-A Boise, Almora hit .321 with two home runs and 19 RBIs last summer. He bats and throws right-handed, and uses a pronounced leg kick while at

the plate. “I had him in Boise a little bit last year, and he’s just an amazing human being,” first-year Cougars manager Mark Johnson said. “He’s a great person, really polished player to be as young as he is. And he’s just a great teammate. So wherever he is and wherever he plays, he’s well-liked by everybody and he’s a good player.” “Given a recent season-ending shoulder injury to Trey Martin, the Cougars would figure to be in business for another full-time outfielder soon. Designated hitter/first baseman Rock Shoulders, the Cubs’ organizational player of the month for April, has played left field about once a week in a bid to boost his defensive exposure. While early reviews are positive, the chance to bring Almora and Vogelbach into the same lineup for the bulk of a full season is in the Cubs’ cards. It’s also just a phone call away.

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

Left-hander Brian Smith has thrown 61/3 innings of scoreless relief over three May appearances, striking out nine. He had a 4.09 ERA in 11 innings in April.

Who’s not Outfielder Oliver Zapata batted .222 (4 for 18) during the Cougars’ recently-completed, six-game trip to Burlington and Clinton. He also drew four walks during the stretch.

Star watch An improving Cougars pitching staff certainly will have its eyes on Cedar Rapids center fielder Byron Buxton when it visits the Kernels for four games beginning Friday. The No. 2 overall pick of the parent Minnesota Twins in last June’s draft, Buxton entered Wednesday batting .341 with five home runs and 28 RBIs in 35 games. The 19-year-old is drawing comparisons to a former Kernels outfield phenom now in the major leagues: the Los Angeles Angels’ Mike Trout.

Noteworthy The Cougars lead the all-time series with Peoria, 164-129, including an 8-7 mark last season. ... The Cougars’ second annual Ozzie’s Home Run & Walk 5K is set for Saturday. To sign up or learn more about the event – which starts and finishes on the Fifth Third Bank Ballpark field – log on to kccougars.com. ... After today’s doubleheader with Peoria, the Cougars play 10 of their next 13 games on the road. ... Designated hitter Rock Shoulders is batting .413 at Fifth Third Bank Ballpark and .190 away from home.

– Kevin Druley, kdruley@shawmedia.com

LEADERS IN THE KANE COUNTY COUGARS CLUBHOUSE BATTING AVERAGE

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Bijan Rademacher .360 Rock Shoulders .316 Willson Contreras .294

Rock Shoulders 8 Willson Contreras 5 Dan Vogelbach 5

R. Shoulders 27 Dan Vogelbach 21 Willson Contreras18

Oliver Zapata 6 Pin-Chieh Chen 6 Marco Hernandez 5

Nathan Dorris Felix Pena Brian Smith

WINS 1.69 2.23 1.60

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TODAY – You could be especially fortunate in the year ahead when selling or promoting unusual products, methods or systems. Two or more partners could render you much assistance. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) – You might get a surprising opportunity to make a welcome change. Act quickly, however; the chance won’t come again soon. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) – You could hear from a friend regarding an idea that he or she has been toying with. It could be just what you need in your life right now. CANCER (June 21-July 22) – Although Lady Luck might help you meet a financial or career goal, she won’t put up with dilly-dallying. Once you make up your mind, you must move immediately. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) – A commercial arrangement isn’t likely to be conducted along conventional lines, but it still could turn out to be profitable, both materially and educationally. Give it a shot. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) – You have your own unique way of handling something, and you shouldn’t have to feel bad about it. Don’t let the naysayers get you down. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) – You’ll get a chance to team up with someone new. The partnership could result in some unusual benefits. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) – If you’ve been stymied by delays on an important project, don’t hesitate to discard old methods. Try something new and shake things up. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) – Try to keep your calendar as unstructured as possible. An exciting, spur-of-themoment development is likely to pop up. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) – An upturn in your financial affairs could suddenly and unexpectedly occur. This shift is likely to prove helpful in more ways than one. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) – You’re likely to be better equipped to handle abstract situations than concrete ones. Focus your attention on areas that offer the best possibilities for success. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) – The possibility of generating substantial returns from your usual source of income looks good. The same might not be true from other channels, however. ARIES (March 21-April 19) – A pleasant surprise is in the offing concerning a unique social opportunity. If you want to take advantage of it, however, you must respond.

Aside from the lead-pipe moralizing, Mara Nair’s timely and important “The Reluctant Fundamentalist” is an eye-opening parable about identity and how it relates to the War on Terror. The only question is: Are Americans ready to listen? Given what transpired in Boston last month, and considering the perpetrators were Islamic, Nair’s adaptation of Mohsin Hamid’s acclaimed novel about a Pakistani’s American Dream gone bust is likely to receive a welcome colder than a New England winter. But ignoring it would efface Sun Tzu’s sage advice to “keep your friends close, and your enemies closer.” In other words, if we don’t attempt to understand our “enemies” and their perceptions – right, wrong or indifferent – what hope do we have of ever achieving peace? That’s the challenge boldly set forth by a movie that wants us to see America through the eyes of a foreign national named Changez (Pronounced Chan-gez, not Changes, as ignorant Americans call him.) Khan is a Princeton-bred corporate raider whose life of wealth and luxury tumbles down along with the World Trade Center towers. It’s an act of war that results in his being forced to choose whether to side with his adopted country, which suddenly showers him with hatred and distrust, or his native one, which – in the wake of the CIA’s intrusive insurgence – views him as a sellout and a trader. It creates a minefield for both Changez and Nair, who must find a way to persuade us to empathize with a man from a country that aided – and possibly abetted – Osama bin Laden for years.

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Kiefer Sutherland (left) and Riz Ahmed star in the film “Reluctant Fundamentalist.” Amazingly, she pulls it off with no small help from an unknown Brit actor-rapper named Riz Ahmed, who instantly wins you over with a performance oozing power and charisma. Ahmed is that rare man who never need say a word to know exactly what his character is thinking. And Changez is doing a lot of it, not to mention a great deal of soul searching, as he fights against himself for control of his true identity. Once he finds it, it’s both empowering and crushing, given how high the stakes become for both he and the people closest to him. And the fact that he ultimately places compassion and self-respect ahead of god and country is reminiscent of John Lennon’s “Imagine.” But Nair keeps getting in the way, repeatedly forcing the story’s moral to the fore instead of making the wiser choice of letting us decide for ourselves. Perhaps she was too close to her subject, having grown up in Delhi and raised with a love-hate relationship with Pakistan, the nation from which her father fled when it

seceded from India. No doubt her heart is in the right place, along with her intentions. But she and screenwriter William Wheeler (“The Hoax”) spread everything on too thick, whether it is recurring scenes of Changez being targeted by bigots and zealots, or his overplayed romance with a rich American artist portrayed by a miscast Kate Hudson, hiding behind an ugly raven wig. Yet, as much as they try to dilute the film’s undeniable power, the film is saved by Ahmed and his two superb male costars, Liev Schreiber and a never-better Kiefer Sutherland as Changez’s sleazier-than-he-looks boss/mentor at the Bain-like company where he arrogantly operates like a ruthless world leader, directly deciding fates of people and families he will never know or see. Sutherland is simply terrific, giving the most confident, mannerless performance of his career. Same goes for Schreiber, outstanding as Bobby, an American journalist in Lahore sent by the CIA to question Changez about his possible links to a terrorist group that has taken an

American professor hostage. It’s through Bobby that we learn what makes Changez tick, as he recounts to Bobby (through a series of flashbacks) how he came to love America and how he gradually became disillusioned by it. It’s a familiar but riveting story with more than a few parallels with Nair’s masterpiece, “The Namesake,” in that we again follow a young man blinded by the neon lights of America before waking up guilt-ridden and feeling like he’s betrayed his native culture. But if the overall impact isn’t as strong this time, the message about judging people on their character and not their looks, religion or origins is deafening. And it’s one we should all carefully heed if our planet has any hope of surviving.

• “The Reluctant Fundamentalist” is rated R for language, some violence and brief sexuality. The cast includes Riz Ahmed, Liev Schreiber, Kiefer Sutherland and Kate Hudson. The film is directed by Mira Nair. Grade: B-

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Woman wants to end man’s future plans Dear Abby: I am a divorcee with college-aged children. I love my children, and I thought I loved my ex. However, after my divorce I wonder if I’m capable of loving anyone other than my children again. Two years after the divorce I started a relationship with a man who is 10 years older. He had recently ended a long-term dating/living together relationship. I wasn’t particularly drawn to him, but he was very persistent. We finally, jokingly, agreed to be “exclusively casual” and began dating. My children don’t dislike him; they are indifferent to him. We have been dating for six years. I do not love him. He, however, professes to adore me and wants us to spend our lives together. I do NOT want this to go on any longer. I have some serious health issues and I’m not interested in having him as my

DEAR ABBY Jeanne Phillips caretaker. He has already made plans for us to be together for this. I don’t want him doing this for me. He’s a good man. He deserves someone who wants the devotion he is so willing to give. How do I tell him to move on? I’m financially stable. He’s not after my money; he’s very comfortable on his own. I need to force him to go find a woman who needs or wants him. Many of his friends think I take advantage of his feelings. I don’t want to be in this position any longer. Any advice you could offer would be a gift. – Dragging My Feet In Texas Dear Dragging Your Feet: The longer you put this off, the

harder it will be, and if you don’t open your mouth you are going to find yourself in exactly the position you say you don’t want to be. The magic words are: “‘John,’ I have enjoyed your friendship, but I’m not in love with you. I had hoped that as time passed I would fall in love with you, but it hasn’t happened and now I realize it isn’t going to. I want to deal with my health issues on my own. I don’t want you to be my caretaker. What I DO want is to end our relationship so you can find a woman who will love you the way you deserve to be loved. Sadly, that’s not me – but I wish you well and ... goodbye.” Do not expect him to welcome this dose of reality, but those are the words that will set you – and him – free. • Write Dear Abby at www. dearabby.com.

Calcium supplements may not be right for men Dear Doctor K: I’m a man in my 60s. I’ve been taking a calcium supplement to protect my bones, but I recently read that men shouldn’t take calcium supplements. Why not? Dear Reader: I wish I could give you a clear answer. Several recent studies have raised a question about whether regular use of calcium supplements might be bad for the heart. The bottom line: It’s too early to know if this risk is real. There’s no doubt that we need calcium. It helps muscles to contract, blood to clot and nerves to communicate. And it plays an important role in building strong teeth and bones. As a result, many people take calcium supplements for bone health. One new study followed the health of nearly 400,000 men and women. The study was published in the medical journal JAMA Internal Medicine. At the study’s start, the participants reported how much supplemental calcium they took. From diet surveys, the researchers estimated how much calcium the study participants were getting from food. During 12 years of follow-up, men who took more than 1,000 milligrams (mg) of supplemental calcium per day were 20 percent more likely to succumb to heart

ASK DOCTOR K Anthony L. Komaroff disease than those who didn’t take calcium supplements. But there was no connection between calcium supplements and heart disease in women, and there was no connection with calcium from food. Another recent study that followed more than 61,000 women in Sweden was published in the medical journal BMJ. Among women who took more than 1,400 milligrams per day of calcium supplements, the risk of premature death was more than doubled – particularly death from heart disease. Both of these studies, and others that have pointed in a similar direction, involve large numbers of people and were carefully conducted. Yet they are observational studies, and you can’t make judgments about cause and effect from such studies. They clearly showed that men and women who took relatively high doses of calcium supplements had higher risks. But that doesn’t prove that the calcium supplements were the cause of higher rates of heart problems and death.

Surely, these studies don’t mean that you should forsake all calcium. Everyone needs calcium to keep bones strong, taken in conjunction with the bone-building vitamin, vitamin D. Losing calcium weakens bones and leaves them more prone to breaking. (I’ve put a table listing the daily recommended intakes of calcium and vitamin D on my website, www.AskDoctorK.com.) With the safety of calcium supplements in question, try to get as much calcium as possible from food. Good calcium sources include: • Low-fat milk and cheese; • Calcium-fortified orange juice or soy milk; • Breakfast cereals (which are also fortified); • Leafy greens, particularly, kale, turnip greens and Swiss chard. (Go easy on spinach. It is high in iron, which tends to block calcium absorption.) • Sardines and other canned fish with bones included. I’m sure there will be more research studies on this important question. I’ll keep you posted.

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

School counselor might help with eating disorder Dr. Wallace: I’m 16 and so is my best friend. I love her as a sister. Kelly’s parents have been putting a lot of pressure on her to be thin. They are pushing her to become a fashion model. All her mother ever says to her is, “Remember, Kelly, thin is in.” Lately Kelly has been losing weight. My mom and I both think that she has an eating disorder – probably anorexia nervosa because she rarely eats. I’ve tried to get her to eat more, but she won’t because she still considers herself overweight, but believe me, she isn’t. I’m also aware that anorexia is self-starvation and can lead to death. What are the health risks from being anorexic? – R.T., Orlando, Fla. Dear R.T.: The desire for females to be thin is a total cultural obsession in the United States. It is estimated that half of our female population is on a diet at any given time. Unfortunately, many of our females think the same as Kelly’s mom – that thin is in. The health risks from anorexia nervosa (90 percent of the victims are female age 16 to 30) include low blood pressure, irregular heartbeat, yellowing skin, cessation of menstruation, bonemass loss and blood disorders. Kelly’s mom is unbelievably foolish! Do all within your power to convince your friend that she has a serious eating disorder and needs to seek help to overcome it. Help includes informing her mother that Kelly has a serious mental health

’TWEEN 12 & 20 Robert Wallace problem, and receiving guidance from a professional who specializes in treating eating disorders. A discussion about Kelly’s eating disorder with her school counselor could bring positive results to both Kelly and her mother. Her mother needs to be told by a professional that her daughter could be in harm’s way. Dr. Wallace: Carly has been my best friend for a long time. My problem is that most times when I call her to go somewhere she makes excuses why she can’t go and tells me to call her later. When I call her later, she has gone out with someone else or she has other friends over. I know that we are still good friends because she does invite me to do things with her. Please tell me what to do. – Cindy, Phoenix, Ariz. Dear Cindy: It appears that Carly is the only important friend that you have and your entire social life revolves around your association with her. Stay good friends with her, but start doing things and going places with other girls who share your interests. This will make your association with Carly stronger and more enjoyable and will eliminate the left-out feeling you now have. • Email Dr. Robert Wallace at rwallace@ galesburg.net.


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BRIDGE by Phillip Alder

• Thursday, May 16, 2013

CELEBRITY CIPHER

This week we are looking at various aspects of the Stayman convention. What is the fewest number of points you need to use Stayman? Normally, responder will have at least enough points to invite game. So, opposite a oneno-trump opening that shows 15-17 points, responder will have nine high-card points (or eight with a five-card suit in a minor). However, assuming that you employ transfers into the majors, it is possible to use Stayman with zero points – what is called garbage Stayman. You may have 4-4-5-0 distribution, when you plan to pass whatever opener rebids. Or you have (in principle) at least 5-5 in the majors. If opener rebids two of a major, you pass, knowing it is a nine-card fit. Or, if opener rebids two diamonds, you continue with two hearts. Then, opener passes with three hearts (as in this deal), or corrects to two spades with three spades and two hearts. Against two hearts, West leads the trump queen. How should South continue? Note that one no-trump should be defeated. South should plan to ruff a spade on the board. He should win the first trick and call for the spade king. East should win with the ace and return his second heart. But South wins on the board, plays a spade to his queen, and leads a third spade. If West ruffs, it is with his trump trick, and South can ruff the fourth round of spades in the dummy to make an overtrick. If West discards, South ruffs on the board and finishes with eight tricks: two spades, one spade ruff, four hearts and one club.

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The Pajama Diaries

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Pearls Before Swine

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Cleaning

COMMERCIAL CLEANING

~St. Charles, Geneva ~ Aurora & Elgin PT Days & Evenings Must pass bkrnd check. Apply online @ www.petersoncleaning.com

OFFICE MANAGER

DRIVER Mon. -Fri. 7am-3:30pm. Temporary Position needed in St. Charles. CDL Class B (or better) Required. Must have valid D.L. Contact Oval: 630-587-4333

FACTORY CARPENTER - FT

Small business in South Elgin seeking a reliable part time Office Manager to perform bookkeeping functions and general office duties. QuickBooks and Excel experience REQUIRED. The candidate must be able to work independently, multitask, deal with customers and accept challenges. Please submit your resume and compensation requirements to support@gtecmidwest.com

Basic carpentry / handyman skills a must. Prior cabinet installation / trim experience a plus. St Charles. Multiple positions available. Email resume: zwreceiving@colonydisplay.com or fax 630-762-1002

Summer help wanted around farm, construction, painting, landscaping. Very flexible hours, up 40hrs/week, must be a hard worker, and able to work alone. Construction experience very helpful Call 630-648-4679

GENEVA

1616 Eagle Brook Drive May 17 and 18 8:00AM to 4:00 PM

ALWAYS INVESTIGATE BEFORE INVESTING ANY MONEY

Contact the Better Business Bureau www.chicago.bbb.org - or Federal Trade Commission www.ftc.gov

LARGE MOVING SALE

ST. CHARLES ESMOND

Driver

CARRIER ROUTES AVAILABLE IN KANE COUNTY

Call 630-443-3607

Parakeet - White Lost Tues, April 30 near Illinois and Eklund St. REWARD! 630-248-7768

FRI, SAT, SUN MAY 17, 18, 19 9AM - 5PM

Kane County Fairgrounds ! Inside ! Furniture, glassware, toys, old pictures, postcards, books, large amount of collectibles, jewelry, kitchen collectibles, Indian rugs, baskets & pictures, linens, blankets

Margie's Free Coffee & Cookies LANDSCAPE LABORER

$9-$12/hr depending on exp. Call 630-878-3268

Landscaping Assistant for growing landscape company. Some manual labor and snow plowing capability required. This position will potentially evolve Teachers, are you looking for dayinto an Estimator/Manager position. care? Caring, fun environ., FT/PT English is a requirement, some pos. open for 2013/2014 school year, exc. ref. 630-879-9485 Spanish and knowledge of small engines preferred but not required. $14-$17 per hour based on experience and qualifications. Must live within 25 minutes of St. Charles, IL. Email: Geno@nerilandscape.com R U Looking for ME!! Office 1-630-443-4722

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

Call Kathy

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NA-DA FARM BARN SALE/EVENT May 17th, 5-8pm & May 18th, 93pm. Over 30 different dealers featuring vintage, handmade, antique items + food (including organic baked goods)+ live music & much more. Named one of the BEST flea markets from coast to coast by Flea Market Style Magazine!! For more info, visit: nadafarmlife.org/events

AMAZING GRACE ANTIQUES HUGE YARD &

SHOP SALE 401 N. Main St. (Route 47) Elburn 630-365-2006

Dealers Emptying Garages & Barns! Coffee & Cookies th

Saturday, May 18 8:30am – 4pm

BURLINGTON 154 Plank Rd

Fri 5/17 7-5, Sat 5/18 8-12 Kitchen tables, sofa, microwave, small appliances, collectible glassware, albums, 78's, holiday decorations, books, yarn, kitchen utensils, collectible bells, antiques, vhs, dvds, pots, dishes, stereo. Must go.

402 S. 13th Ave. ONE DAY ONLY

Having a Birthday, Anniversary, Graduation or Event Coming Up?

877-264-2527 KCChronicle.com

BATAVIA

HUGE .

THURS, FRI, SAT 8AM - 4PM LT/S2: 20 sandboxes, SNW tables, 4 climbers, 2 houses, kitchen. Draperies, bedding, paper shredder, fire kit, heated pressure washer, pet carriers, DVD's, VHS, CD's, train table, baby swings, high chairs, TONS of adult clothes, housewares, holiday, camp grill, sporting goods, clothing steamer, car ramps, books, electric cement mixer & MUCH, MUCH MORE!

FRESH POPCORN Batavia

Furniture, 36” TV and stand, toys, and lots more! CAMPTON HILLS LARGE DOWNSIZING SALE 41W901 High Point Ln Fri-Sat May 17-18 From 8:30am-2:00pm. 1/4 mile west of Townhall & Campton Hills Rd. High Point is on South side of Campton Hills. Pool table, Large Furniture items, Kids items, Knick knacks, Tools, Kitchen items, Outdoor items, Too much to list.

Elburn

MULTI-FAMILY GARAGE/MOVING SALE Thurs, Fri & Sat 8am-1pm

858 Morrill Ln. SE corner of Rts 38 & 47. Follow signs.

HUGE SALE

Cleaning out household items for indoors & out. Old & new. Adult clothing & much more.

Elburn NATIVE PRAIRIE

GENEVA

543 Bloomfield Circle Fri/Sat 8-2 Toys, Thomas trains, patio furn, kids clothes, bikes, car seats, misc household items, kids playsets

Geneva Multi Family Fri & Sat 8a-4p Randall Square Highland Rd. Air compressor, gas edger, old tools, coffee table and bakers rack, kids clothes, toys, furniture, various household, and more.

MAPLE PARK ANNUAL SALE !!!!!!!!!!

FRI & SAT MAY 17 & 18 9AM - 4PM

1450 Thoria Rd.

Fri-Sat. May 17 & 18 9am-3pm

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Antiques, Longaberger, decor, jewelry, kitchen items, pictures, sm. women/teen clothes, men s XL tall, tools, piano, Yamaha motorcycle, gun case, garden items, bldg. materials, Coach purses, scooter, wagon, bike, furniture, many teacher supplies.

Jewelry, antiques, camping items, household items, quad racer, furniture, power tools & MUCH, MUCH MORE!

Twin Adj Beds, Queen Bed Frame, End Tables, Curio Cabinet, Kitchenware, Games, Misc.

BATAVIA

877-264-2527

511 Downing St.

Subdiv. Sale-Keslinger Rd. 2 mi. east of Rt. 47

TANGLEWOOD HILLS Neighborhood Main / Randall

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BIG ROCK COMMUNITY GARAGE SALE Saturday, May 18th from 8am-3pm Start @ Rt. 30 & RHODES AVE Approx. 20 Houses, maps provided, home decor, tools, baby items, books, furniture, antiques, plant sale and refreshments.

329 N. Jefferson St.

May 17 th & 18th 9am - 5pm

St. Charles

BATAVIA 537 Walnut St Fri & Sat May 17-18, 8am-3pm Weather Permitting. Vintage Furniture, Antiques, Collectibles, Lamps, Garden, Luggage, VHS, Books, Houseware, Decor, Glassware, Boat Oars, Toys, Board Games, Small Appliances, Jewelry, Much Misc

Eagle Brook

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

General Applications are being accepted for IPHA AmeriCorps members. Full-time, 11 month position includes monthly stipend, education award, & health insurance. Position descriptions and electronic application available at: www.ipha.com/americorps Deadline to apply is 06/14/13 EOE

Elburn

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Fri/Sat: (May 17/18) 8a – 2p

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Sale – toys * clothes * electronics * furniture.. etc. Over 20 homes!

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Kane County Chronicle / kcchronicle.com ANTIQUE OLD FARMERS HAND PUMP $145. 847-515-8012

NORTH AURORA 1509 Hawksley Lane Orchard Crossing Sub. Fri. & Sat. 8-4 Come One Come All Family members cleaning out. Something for everyone!!!! Books, clothes, household items and much much more for all ages.

ST CHARLES MULTI FAMILY GARAGE SALE Fri & Sat 5/17 & 5/18 8 am - 4 pm

3302 Greenwood Lane HIGH QUALITY - LOW PRICES Unique Vintage Furniture, Clothing (W 2-14), Handmade Jewelry, Toys, Home Deco Items and LOTS more!!

St. CHARLES

2007 NISSAN SENTRA $9500. 815-757-0336

BARN WOOD WHEELBARROW $75. 847-515-8012

Stroller. 1st Saunter. Like new, used by grandparents. $75. OBO 630-232-1982

Counter Stools –(3) Pier I - Metal Lattice Back – Counter Height Excellent Condition . $50 ea. 630-251-7188 10am – 8pm

2008 Mitsubishi Outlander SUV 6 cylinder, 4WD, silver with black cloth interior. CD changer, remote keyless entry, fog lights and third row seating, 48,000 miles. Excellent Condition!

$14,500

NORTH AURORA

Call Dan 847-812-4016

MOVING SALE

1412 Ritter Street May 18 8a-2p May 24 & 25 1p-4p All must sell !!! Furniture, house items, clothes

DINING ROOM SET Traditional with lit china cabinet, 6 chairs, excellent condition! $1800. 630-406-1962 Fri & Sat, May 17& 18, 8 - 5

Sun, May 19, 8 – 12 3101 St. Michel Lane (near Rt. 64 & Randall Road)

South Elgin

Furniture-dining/living room, household goods, tools, medical equip & More!

Fri & Sat 8-3

St. Charles

Books, Toys, Household Items, Workout equipment and more

Multi Family Sale

2046 Holt Lane

Sofa Couch & Matching Sofa Chair Cream with optional chocolate brown slip cover from BB&B included. All in excellent condition! $350 for the set. 815-788-1180

Sat., May 18 8a-2p 3N742 Ferson Creek

SOUTH ELGIN THORNWOOD COMMUNITY Fri & Sat 8am – 5pm Corner of Silver Glen / Thornwood Blvd. and McDonald Road / Thornwood Way. Huge Community Garage Sale. For map and listing of items visit: www.thornwoodhoa.com

ST CHARLES BARN SALE 3N369 LaFox Rd. North / East corner of LaFox Rd. and Campton Hills Rd. Friday 5/17 & Saturday 5/18 9am to 3pm Multiple Family Sale Tables, chairs, Dell computer, accent tables, wood desk, lamps, plates, silverware, outdoor iron bench/chairs, ceiling fan, decorative vases, candlesticks, floral, Halloween, Xmas

Home and garden items, craft supplies, clothes, fabric, small tools, microwave, collectibles, & perennials...

St. Charles

Royal Fox Subdivision Friday & Saturday May 17th & 18th 8am – 3pm

Compost Tumbler, very good condition. Tumbler comes with manual & therometer. Make your own compost. $50 obo 847-464-1625 pm Lawnmower – Honda – Self-Propelled w/Bag $125obo 630-605-4307 after 1PM Pressure Washer: 5hp – 1800 PSI Sarts/Run/Works Well $75 630-232-0183

CONCRETE SEALER. 8 gal. concrete sealer. $40. Call anytime, 630-710-7651

VIRGIL

815-479-1000

DOG KENNEL - Petco premium 700 series plus ortho pad - used 5 times. 35X25x27. $95. 630-879-9387

Full Starter Kit Drumset

includes: 5 drums & 2 cymbals $275.00 obo For details call or text 402-305-8488 Paino: Baldwin Acrosonic Piano $400 good condition 630-232-7751

5N896 Meadow St

2 miles west of 47 south of 64 May 16, 17, 18 9-3pm ST CHARLES FOX MILL COMMUNITY GARAGE SALE Huge Community Garage Sale Entrance 4 miles west of Randall and on Rt. 64 & Fox Mill Blvd. and 4 entrances off La Fox Rd. between Rt. 64 & 38.

GARAGE AND TACK SALE lots of household stuff, some horse tack, lots of knick knacks, etc

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Will BUY UR USED

YELLOW LAB Free to good home. Spayed female, shots, house broke, and good with kids. 331-442-5045

WILL BEAT ANY QUOTE GIVEN!! $400 - $2000 “don't wait.... call 2day”!! * 815-575-5153 * !! !! !!! !! !!

I BUY CARS, TRUCKS, VANS & SUVs Will beat anyone's price by $300.

815-814-1964 or

Dryer. Maytag. Gas. White. Great condition. $299. 630-973-3528 Questions about your subscription? We'd love to help. Call 800-589-9363

815-814-1224 !! !! !!! !! !!

2000 Dodge Intrepid

Silver, good condition. $2,300. Call 630-400-9003

YAMAHA SCOOTER 2008 Like new 49cc Yamaha Zuma scooter, only 120 miles. Owner must sell, excellent condition, helmet included. Call 815-757-3292 days, evenings 815-756-9851

St. Charles – Sunday, May 19th 12Noon-4:00pm.

CAR, TRUCK, SUV,

Will pay extra for Honda, Toyota & Nissan

Watches (8) – Elgin, Bulova, Watham, Benrus – 10 KFG $150 630-587-6620

2004 Class A 30' Four Winds RV. Perfect condition, Ford gas engine, 17K miles, 1 slide out, AC, 4 leveling jacks, 5.5 generator sleeps 6, patio awning Queen bed Must sell, asking 38K. 815-382-5521

MOST CASH

1990 & Newer

FRI. MAY 17, 9am-4pm SAT. MAY 18, 8am-4pm

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A-1 AUTO

DECK STAIN $25

MULTI-FAMILY SALE Clothes, Toys, Household Items & More

TIRE & RUN - Never used General 255/65R16 tire and rim. $50. 630-584-7608

KITCHEN TABLE

Howell, circa 1950 or before. Excellent shape, red with an extra leaf, 52”x35”, $100. 630-208-0059

1997 Hitchhiker fifth-wheel with one slide out, queen bed, and separate shower/toilet. $6000 obo. Call 815-970-7456

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266 Sedgewick Circle

Manor Homes of the Timbers 2BR Ranch Duplex. 2.5BA. Main floor Master BR. Very sunny, lots of windows. Den w/private upper deck.Granite counters, SS appls. Dining Rm area w/bay window. Walkout family rm w/gas frplc, Patio, Study. Lots of storage. Well maintained complex. $260,000 630-377-0287

Elburn. 4BR w/loft. 2.5BA. Mstr ste. 3 car garage. Brick front. Corner lot. 4 season sun room. Stone frplc. $276,900. 630-965-5755

PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 16TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT KANE COUNTY GENEVA, ILLINOIS U.S. Bank National Association as Trustee for RFMSI 2004S7 PLAINTIFF Vs. Ronald T. Junker; et. al. DEFENDANTS 09CHK 1294 NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE OF REAL ESTATE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on 1/31/2013, Patrick B. Perez, the Sheriff of Kane County, Illinois will on 6/20/13 at the hour of 9:00AM at Kane County Judicial Center, 37W777 Route 38, Room JC 100 St. Charles, IL 60175, or in a place otherwise designated at the time of sale,

Thursday, May 16, 2013 • Page 35 gnat County of Kane and State of Illinois, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, as set forth below, the following described real estate: PIN 02-27-327-001 Improved with Residential COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 40W749 Homestead Drive Hampshire, IL 60140 Sale terms: 10% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the auction; The balance, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, in certified funds, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in "AS IS" condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. If the property is a condominium and the foreclosure takes place after 1/1/2007, purchasers other than the mortgagees will be required to pay any assessment and legal fees due under The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If the property is located in a common interest community, purchasers other than mortgagees will be required to pay any assessment and legal fees due under the Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee's attorney. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, 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 successful purchaser has the sole responsibility/expense of evicting any tenants or other individuals presently in possession of the subject premises. The property will NOT be open for inspection and Plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the Court file to verify all information. IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 151701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For information: Examine the court file or contact Plaintiff's attorney: Codilis & Associates, P.C., 15W030 North Frontage Road, Suite 100, Burr Ridge, IL 60527, (630) 794-9876. Please refer to file number 14-09-09533. I530696 (Published in the Kane County Chronicle, May 9, 16, 23, 2013.)

PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SIXTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, KANE COUNTY, ILLINOIS FIRST FEDERAL SAVINGS BANK Plaintiff, v. HUMBERTO GOMEZ, MARIA DEL CARMEN GOMEZ, UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS, Defendants. 12 CH 3231 NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above

entitled cause on December 11, 2012, the Sheriff will on June 27, 2013 at the hour of 9:00 a.m. at the Kane County Judicial Center, 37W777 Route 38, St. Charles, Illinois, sell to the highest bidder for cash, the following described mortgaged real estate: Commonly known as: 671 CHESTER AVENUE, ELGIN, IL 60120 P.I.N. # 06-12-283-005 Sale terms: 10% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of t he auction. The balance, in certified funds, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in "AS IS" condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee's attorney. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. 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 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For information, contact the Plaintiff's attorney: Peter Vucha, ROESER & VUCHA, LLC, 920 Davis Road, Suite 100, Elgin, IL 60123, 847-888-1820. Peter Vucha Roeser & Vucha, LLC 920 Davis Road Suite 100 Elgin, IL 60123 847-888-1820 (Published in the Kane County Chronicle, May 9, 16, 23, 2013.)

PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 16TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT KANE COUNTY GENEVA, ILLINOIS Blackhawk Bank f/k/a Blackhawk State Bank PLAINTIFF Vs. Herbert Valdespin a/k/a Hervert Valdespin; et. al. DEFENDANTS 12 CH 04229 NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE OF REAL ESTATE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on 2/5/2013, Patrick

B. Perez, the Sheriff of Kane County, Illinois will on 6/20/13 at the hour of 9:00AM at Kane County Judicial Center, 37W777 Route 38, Room JC 100 St. Charles, IL 60175, or in a place otherwise designated at the time of sale, County of Kane and State of Illinois, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, as set forth below, the following described real estate: PIN 02-33-127-012 (02-28-300-002, 02-33-100001, 02-33-100-002, 02-33100-003 underlying) Improved with Residential COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 908 Valley Stream Drive Pingree Grove, IL 60140 Sale terms: 10% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the auction; The balance, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, in certified funds, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in "AS IS" condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. If the property is a condominium and the foreclosure takes place after 1/1/2007, purchasers other than the mortgagees will be required to pay any assessment and legal fees due under The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If the property is located in a common interest community, purchasers other than mortgagees will be required to pay any assessment and legal fees due under the Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee's attorney. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, 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 successful purchaser has the sole responsibility/expense of evicting any tenants or other individuals presently in possession of the subject premises. The property will NOT be open for inspection and Plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the Court file to verify all information. IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 151701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For information: Examine the court file or contact Plaintiff's attorney: Codilis & Associates, P.C., 15W030 North Frontage Road, Suite 100, Burr Ridge, IL 60527, (630) 794-9876. Please refer to file number 14-12-32855. I530695 (Published in the Kane County Chronicle, May 9, 16, 23, 2013.)

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St. Charles $$ 2020 Dean St. $$ SteD2-E Over 2000 sq ft. $279,000. Your Choice R. E. Services. Marie 630-567-3300

BATAVIA 1 BR starting at $820-$860 2 BR starting at $980-$1000 3 BR TH starting at $1275

630-879-8300 COUNTRY VIEW APARTMENTS 1 & 2 bd apts available. $550$625 Clean Quiet country setting, close to downtown Genoa. Lots of updates. Call 815-784-4606 GENEVA - Small appt, 1st floor, in charming home. Close to parks & bike path. $635/mo. No dogs, no smoking. 630-232-0303.

SOUTH ELGIN LARGE 2BR S. E. Schools, A/C, W/D, No Pets. $820 + utilities. 630-841-0590

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

ST. CHARLES 1st MO FREE! Lrg 1BR $769, Lrg 2BR from $829/mo. Incl heat, water, cooking gas, Appliances & laundry. 630-584-1685

Cortland ~ 2 story, 2 bedroom washer/dryer hookups, gar., yard, nice neighborhood. $800/mo. 815-522-6009 or 815-761-5944

Elgin West Large 2 bed, 1 bath, bsmt garage, CA, $1000/mo. 630-513-5008

WATERMAN: 2400sq/ft 4bdr 2.5 BA newer house, 2 car garage, basement, backyrd. Start Jun-Jul $1690 Near DeKalb. 847-338-5588

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

A mature female looking for room to rent with kitchen privileges. Non smoker, non drinker with 8 lb dog. References. Helen: 630-263-3132

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purchaser has the sole responsibility/expense of evicting any tenants or other individuals presently in possession of the subject premises. The property will NOT be open for inspection and Plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the Court file to verify all information. IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE PUBLIC NOTICE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACTHE 16TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT CORDANCE WITH SECTION 15KANE COUNTY 1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGENEVA, ILLINOIS GAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. U.S. Bank National Association as For information: Examine the Trustee for RFMSI 2004S7 court file or contact Plaintiff's attorPLAINTIFF ney: Codilis & Associates, P.C., Vs. 15W030 North Frontage Road, Ronald T. Junker; et. al. Suite 100, Burr Ridge, IL 60527, DEFENDANTS (630) 794-9876. Please refer to 09CHK 1294 file number 14-09-09533. NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S I530696 SALE OF REAL ESTATE (Published in the Kane County PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIV- Chronicle, May 9, 16, 23, 2013.) EN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on 1/31/2013, PUBLIC NOTICE Patrick B. Perez, the Sheriff of Kane County, Illinois will on 6/20/13 at IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE the hour of 9:00AM at Kane Coun- SIXTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, ty Judicial Center, 37W777 Route KANE COUNTY, ILLINOIS 38, Room JC 100 St. Charles, IL 60175, or in a place otherwise FIRST FEDERAL SAVINGS BANK designated at the time of sale, Plaintiff, County of Kane and State of Illiv. nois, sell at public auction to the HUMBERTO GOMEZ, MARIA DEL highest bidder for cash, as set forth CARMEN GOMEZ, UNKNOWN below, the following described real OWNERS AND NON-RECORD estate: CLAIMANTS, ALL THAT PARCEL OF LAND IN Defendants. COUNTY OF KANE, STATE OF ILLINOIS AS MORE FULLY DESCRIBED 12 CH 3231 IN DOCUMENT 2001K084360 NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE AND BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: LOT 11 PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given OF MAPLEHURST UNIT NO. 5 PER that pursuant to a Judgment of PLAT RECORDED NOVEMBER 22, Foreclosure entered in the above 1999 AS DOCUMENT NO. entitled cause on December 11, 1999K112153, IN RUTLAND 2012, the Sheriff will on June 27, TOWNSHIP, IN KANE COUNTY, 2013 at the hour of 9:00 a.m. at ILLINOIS. the Kane County Judicial Center, PIN 02-27-327-001 37W777 Route 38, St. Charles, Improved with Residential Illinois, sell to the highest bidder for COMMONLY KNOWN AS: cash, the following described mort40W749 Homestead Drive gaged real estate: Hampshire, IL 60140 Sale terms: 10% down of the LOT 6 IN BLOCK 19 OF LUDLOW highest bid by certified funds at the ADDITION TO ELGIN, IN THE CITY close of the auction; The balance, OF ELGIN, KANE COUNTY, ILLIincluding the Judicial sale fee for NOIS. Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is Commonly known as: 671 calculated at the rate of $1 for each CHESTER AVENUE, ELGIN, IL $1,000 or fraction thereof of the 60120 amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, in certified funds, P.I.N. # 06-12-283-005 is due within twenty-four (24) hours. The subject property is sub- Sale terms: 10% down of the ject to general real estate taxes, highest bid by certified funds at special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate the close of t he auction. The and is offered for sale without any balance, in certified funds, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. The representation as to quality or quantity of title and without re- subject property is subject to course to Plaintiff and in "AS IS" general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. If the against said real estate and is property is a condominium and the offered for sale without any repreforeclosure takes place after sentation as to quality or quantity 1/1/2007, purchasers other than of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in "AS IS" condition. the mortgagees will be required to pay any assessment and legal fees The sale is further subject to confirdue under The Condominium Prop- mation by the court. erty Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If the property is locat- If the sale is set aside for any reaed in a common interest communi- son, the Purchaser at the sale shall ty, purchasers other than mort- be entitled only to a return of the gagees will be required to pay any deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against assessment and legal fees due under the Condominium Property Act, Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). If the Mortgagee's attorney. sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be enti- Upon payment in full of the tled only to a return of the deposit amount bid, the purchaser will repaid. The Purchaser shall have no ceive a Certificate of Sale that will further recourse against the Mort- entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of gagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee's attorney. Upon payment in sale. full of the amount bid, the purchasThe property will NOT be open for er shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of Deed to the real estate after Confirmation of the sale. The successful the property. Prospective bidders has has th le sibili are admonished to check the court

CLASSIFIED file to verify all information. 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 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For information, contact the Plaintiff's attorney: Peter Vucha, ROESER & VUCHA, LLC, 920 Davis Road, Suite 100, Elgin, IL 60123, 847-888-1820. Peter Vucha Roeser & Vucha, LLC 920 Davis Road Suite 100 Elgin, IL 60123 847-888-1820 (Published in the Kane County Chronicle, May 9, 16, 23, 2013.)

PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 16TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT KANE COUNTY GENEVA, ILLINOIS Blackhawk Bank f/k/a Blackhawk State Bank PLAINTIFF Vs. Herbert Valdespin a/k/a Hervert Valdespin; et. al. DEFENDANTS 12 CH 04229 NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE OF REAL ESTATE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on 2/5/2013, Patrick B. Perez, the Sheriff of Kane County, Illinois will on 6/20/13 at the hour of 9:00AM at Kane County Judicial Center, 37W777 Route 38, Room JC 100 St. Charles, IL 60175, or in a place otherwise designated at the time of sale, County of Kane and State of Illinois, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, as set forth below, the following described real estate: LOT 175, IN CAMBRIDGE LAKES UNIT 5, BEING A SUBDIVISION OF PART OF THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF SECTION 28 AND PART OF THE NORTHWEST QUARTER OF SECTION 33, TOWNSHIP 42 NORTH, RANGE 7 EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED MARCH 31, 2005 AS DOCUMENT 2005K036003, IN KANE COUNTY, ILLINOIS. PIN 02-33-127-012 (02-28-300-002, 02-33-100001, 02-33-100-002, 02-33100-003 underlying) Improved with Residential COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 908 Valley Stream Drive Pingree Grove, IL 60140 Sale terms: 10% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the auction; The balance, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, in certified funds, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in "AS IS"

condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. If the property is a condominium and the foreclosure takes place after 1/1/2007, purchasers other than the mortgagees will be required to pay any assessment and legal fees due under The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If the property is located in a common interest community, purchasers other than mortgagees will be required to pay any assessment and legal fees due under the Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee's attorney. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, 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 successful purchaser has the sole responsibility/expense of evicting any tenants or other individuals presently in possession of the subject premises. The property will NOT be open for inspection and Plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the Court file to verify all information. IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 151701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For information: Examine the court file or contact Plaintiff's attorney: Codilis & Associates, P.C., 15W030 North Frontage Road, Suite 100, Burr Ridge, IL 60527, (630) 794-9876. Please refer to file number 14-12-32855. I530695 (Published in the Kane County Chronicle, May 9, 16, 23, 2013.)

PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SIXTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT KANE COUNTY, ILLINOISCHANCERY DIVISION PLAZA BANK, Plaintiff, vs JAMES F. PALAZZOLO; GIOVANNA PALAZZOLO; JAMES A. PALAZZOLO; FRANK PALAZZOLO; PALAZZOLO INCORPORATED; DISCOVER BANK; FOX RIVER FOODS, INC.; UNKNOWN OWNERS and NONRECORD CLAIMANTS, Defendants. 145 N. State Street, Hampshire, Illinois 60140 13 CH 1166 PUBLICATION NOTICE The requisite affidavit for publication having been filed, notice is hereby given to you: UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS, Defendants in the above-entitled suit, that said suit has been commenced in the Circuit Court of Kane County, by said Plaintiff against you and other Defendants, praying for the foreclosure of a certain Mortgage conveying the premises described as follows, to wit: LOT 5 (EXCEPTING THE NORTH 5 FEET AND 10 INCHES) IN BLOCK 2 OF THE TOWN OF HAMPSHIRE CENTER, IN THE TOWNSHIP OF HAMPSHIRE, KANE COUNTY, ILLINOIS PIN: 01-22-352-003 Commonly known as 145 North State Street, Hampshire, Illinois 60140, and which mortgage was made between PLAZA BANK, as Mortgagee and JAMES F. PALAZZOLO; GIOVANNA PALAZZOLO; JAMES A. PALAZZOLO and FRANK PALAZZOLO and for other relief; that Sum-

Kane County Chronicle / kcchronicle.com mons was duly issued out of said court against you as provided by law, and that said suit is now pending. NOW, THEREFORE, unless you, the said above named Defendants, file your answer to the complaint in said suit, or otherwise make your appearance therein in the office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court of Kane County, in the City of St. Charles, Illinois on or before June 10, 2013, default may be entered against you at any time after that day and a decree entered in accordance with the prayer of said complaint. Holly L. Carto (ARDC No. 6280044) Martin & Karcazes, Ltd. 161 N. Clark Street, Suite 550 Chicago, IL 60601 312 332-4550 I531039 (Published in the Kane County Chronicle, May 9, 16, 23, 2013.)

ty Clerk of Kane County, Illinois, setPUBLIC NOTICE ting forth the names and addresses of all persons owning, conducting ASSUMED NAME and transacting the business PUBLICATION NOTICE known as LEWIS ACCOUNTING & FINANCIAL SERVICES, located at 514 N. VAN BUREN STREET, Public Notice is hereby given that on April 30, 2013 a certificate BATAVIA, IL 60510. was filed in the office of the County Clerk of Kane County, Illinois, setDated: April 30, 2013. ting forth the names and addresses of all persons owning, conducting /s/ John A. Cunningham and transacting the business Kane County Clerk known as RAW1 PRODUCTIONS, (Published in the Kane County located at 158 SYMPHONY WAY, ELGIN, IL 60120. Chronicle, May 2, 9, 16, 2013.)

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(Published in the Kane County Public Notice is hereby given Chronicle, May 2, 9, 16, 2013.) that on May 8, 2013 a certificate was filed in the office of the County Clerk of Kane County, Illinois, setting forth the names and addresses PUBLIC NOTICE of all persons owning, conducting and transacting the business America s Best Buy! 20 Acres-Only $99/mo! $0 Down, No Credit The County of Kane is seeking to known as LUXURY NAILS TECH 2, retain the services of a consultant to located at 1113 S. RANDALL Checks, MONEY BACK GUARANTEE Owner Financing. West Texas assist in the creation and imple- ROAD, GENEVA, IL 60134. Beautiful Mountain Views! Free mentation of policies for the River Color Brochure 1-800-755-8953 Valley Workforce Investment Board Dated: May 8, 2013. www.sunsetranches.com (RVWIB). /s/ John A. Cunningham ATTEND COLLEGE ONLINE from Proposals are due in the Kane Kane County Clerk Home *Medical, *Business, *Criminal Justice.*Hospitality Job placeCounty Purchasing Department by 4 p.m., June 10, 2013, when they (Published in the Kane County ment assistance. Computer and Fiwill be publicly opened. Chronicle, May 9, 16, 23, 2013.) nancial Aid if qualified. SCHEV authorized Call 888-336-5053 www.CenturaOnline.com Christopher Rossman PUBLIC NOTICE County Purchasing Director DISH Network Starting at SUPPLEMENTAL ASSUMED NAME $19.99/month (for 12 mos.) & High Speed Internet starting at (Published in the Kane County PUBLICATION NOTICE Chronicle, May 16, 2013.) $14.95/month (where available). SAVE! Ask About SAME DAY Public Notice is hereby given Installation! CALL Now! that on May 8, 2013 a certificate 1-800-357-7024 was filed in the office of the County Clerk of Kane County, Illinois, conGORDON TRUCKING CDL-A PUBLIC NOTICE cerning the business known as Drivers Needed! Up to $4,000 LUXURY NAILS TECH 2, located at SIGN ON BONUS! Home Weekly ASSUMED NAME 1113 S. RANDALL ROAD, GENE- Available! Up to .46 cpm w/10 PUBLICATION NOTICE VA, IL 60134 which certificate sets years exp. Benefits, 401k, EOE, forth the following changes in the No East Coast. Call 7 days/wk! Public Notice is hereby given operation thereof: TeamGTI.com 888-653-3304 that on May 6, 2013 a certificate Cuong J Vu has ceased doing busiwas filed in the office of the County ness under the above named busi- Need Legal Help? FREE REFERRAL Call 877-270-3855 Clerk of Kane County, Illinois, set- ness and has no further connection Courtesy of the ting forth the names and addresses with or financial interest in the Illinois State Bar Association at of all persons owning, conducting above named business carried on www.IllinoisLawyerFinder.com and transacting the business under such an assumed name. known as BitArt, located at 93 SERVE TO LEARN. Earn money for WHITTINGTON COURSE, ST. Dated: May 8, 2013. college, train for a career, receive CHARLES, IL 60174. excellent pay and benefits. /s/ John A. Cunningham Serve in the National Guard. Dated: May 6, 2013. Kane County Clerk Call 1-800-GO-GUARD or visit nationalguard.com /s/ John A. Cunningham (Published in the Kane County Call to advertise Kane County Clerk Chronicle, May 9, 16, 23, 2013.) 815-455-4800 CAN'T GET ENOUGH (Published in the Kane County WE'VE GOT IT! Chronicle, May 9, 16, 23, 2013.) BEARS NEWS? Kane County Get Bears news Chronicle Classified PUBLIC NOTICE on Twitter by following 877-264-2527 @bears_insider KCChronicle.com ASSUMED NAME PUBLICATION NOTICE Public Notice is hereby given that on April 12, 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 J & K CLEANING, located at 651 PENNSYLVANIA AVE, AURORA, IL 60506.

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‘Great Gatsby’ inspires home decor ZILLOW From the new film interpretation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic to Tiffany’s Gatsby-inspired “Jazz Age Glamour” collection – the Roaring ’20s are everywhere. The home is no exception. Art deco interiors, marked by geometric patterns, metallic finishes and luxury elements, are a huge trend, and it’s not just because of the new movie release. Pieces from the era are seen as classic designs earning a place in the home, whether mid-century modern or firmly traditional.

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Despite its gilded and luxe feeling, art deco is “sleek” and exquisitely detailed, says designer David Scott. “I prefer to use plainlined, sumptuous furniture made of luxe, unusual materials that are exotic and glamorous,” he said. Art deco emphasizes graphic and geometric designs in classic black and white, usually found in pattern rugs, wallpaper or pillows. In the 1920s, luxury was embodied in touches of metallics – gold and silver accents – and other pops of glitz in mirrored or gilded pieces.

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39W860 Hoeweed Ln, St Charles $364,900 4 br, 3.5 ba 2-story on 1 acre backing to nature preserve. Frml liv & din. Updated granite kit w/ss appl. Fam rm w/fplc. 1st-flr laundry. Master ba. Fin bsmt & 2-car gar. Ginny Leamy 800-964-4669

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St Charles $287,900 Meticulous 3 br, 2.5 ba home in Renaux Manor! New ss appl & granite in kit. Huge fenced yd! Vaul fam rm w/fplc. Lrg master w/walk-in closet & ba. Lrg bsmt. Walk to park. Debora McKay 630-587-4672

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Few lots left to sell today at Mill Creek By JERRY KUYPER editorial@kcchronicle.com GENEVA – One of the largest subdivision developments in Chicago’s suburbs is Mill Creek. One of the bigger stories for 2013 in subdivision development is the sales pace at this golf course community. The Kane County community, which includes a city center with onsite retailers, such as a grocery market, dry cleaners and a dentist, is almost sold out. Of the 2,456 home sites available when Mill Creek opened in 1994, 196 or 8 percent of the total, are left to sell. “Well, if you do the math, that means we have sold 92 percent of our available home sites at Mill Creek,” sales director Nathan Amidon said. “In 2012, we more than doubled our 2011 sales, and we’re on pace so far in 2013 to outdo last year’s phenomenal numbers,” Amidon said. “We can thank a few key factors for our impressive sales momentum, including a stronger Chicagoland real estate market and continued low interest rates. But perhaps the biggest reason why Mill Creek remains such an attractive location to buyers is our policy to continually offer a robust offering of new homes at various stages of completion.” There are 25 neighborhoods, which vary in house size and price, at Mill Creek

and building for potential buyers is never at a standstill. Mill Creek has demonstrated an ability to regularly stock and replenish a wide variety of inventory homes and to offer a diverse option of move-in dates, from immediate delivery to within six months. “This provides many shoppers with greater scheduling flexibility, especially if they need time to sell an existing home,” said Amidon. “I don’t know of any other area builder that provides such a healthy supply of move-in ready homes throughout the year. Many builders consider it too risky to construct a home that may not be purchased for a while. But our early delivery homes almost always get claimed fast, so we keep building more.” Craig Shodeen, president of ShoDeen Homes and son of founder chief executive officer Kent Shodeen, has led a corporate team in developing Mill Creek. The company is based in Geneva. A typical neighborhood at Mill Creek is Oakmont. Of an original 154 home sites, 17 remain for sale. Buyers can choose from five designs that can be built on any of the remaining 17 lots. Each Oakmont floor plan provides four bedrooms, two-and-a-half or three-anda-half baths, and 2,360 to 3,312 square feet of living space.

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Last available lot in Barlow Woods Subdivision. Great opportunity to build your custom dream home on this 2 acre wooded lot in the country, just west of St. Charles. Gorgeous mature trees creates a private setting. Convenient access to shopping, entertainment, and close to LaFox and Elburn Metro Train Station. 2.03 acres.

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Continued from page 2 • Mirrored and chrome furniture. Mirrored furniture combines art deco’s emphasis on clean lines yet undeniable elegance. Just adding one piece to a room is enough to make a statement. • Sunburst accents. The classic sunburst shape became popular during the reign of French King Louis XVI and regained popularity during the 1920s, and again in ’60s. Mirrors, in general, are a great way to accent a space, whether it’s an iconic sunburst frame or another eye-catching shape. • Bar elements. “Nothing says the Jazz Age like a beautiful bar setup with a martini shaker, ice bucket and decanters filled with spirits. [It’s] timeless and welcoming,” said Scott. Even if you don’t have a lot of room, a bar cart with some accoutrements can be the exact touch to finish a Roaring ’20s space.

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Stately 4BR/3.2BA brick & cedar home on peaceful cul-de-sac lot. Luxury amenities, quality craftsmanship, 2-story foyer w/curved staircase. 1st flr master w/deluxe bath. Gourmet kitchen, 2-story family room, bonus room &more! 43W232TallPines.com

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Custom built 3BR/3.1BA cedar & stone 2-story on 2-acre lot! Covered porch, 2 oversized garages, screened porch, finished basement. Gourmet kitchen w/granite & stainless, 1st floor master suite w/spa-like bath & so much more! 41W118Brown.com

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Shoppers aiming for quick move-in can select from five Mill Creek houses • MILL CREEK Continued from page 4 Prices range from $369,836 to $441,878. Shoppers aiming for a quicker move-in at Mill Creek can select from five different move-in ready houses. Three are available for delivery within 60 days. These houses include four to five bedrooms, two-and-a-half to three-andthree-quarter bathrooms, and 2,798 to 3,322 square feet of living space. They are priced from $423,900 to $499,900. ShoDeen recently released 10 new home sites in its upscale Hillcrest, Inverness and Jordan neighborhoods, on which semi- to fully-custom residences can be built by Sjodin Custom Homes from the low $500,000s. Jordan, Hillcrest and Inverness boast home sites that are 20 to 30 percent wider than offered at other neighborhoods, as is upgraded exteriors. The exteriors are fiber or cement composites that look like wood. They are an upgrade

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home on a beautiful private 1 acre lot. Enjoy your incredible yard w/waterfalls, ponds, outdoor fp, grill, in-ground pool! Fab kitch w/cherry cabs opens to hearth rm w/fp! 2-sty fam rm w/walls of Palladium windows! Lavish mbdrm suite! Awesome trim w/cherry doors, moldings & blt-ins!!

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Family rooms at the Mill Creek subdivision in Geneva can be designed to include a brick fireplace, windowscapes, ceiling beams and wainscoting. a 2,200-unit housing development on the north side of Elburn. With infrastructure to

be built and permits to be issued, Amadon projected the first sales would not be re-

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Granite countertops and custom cabinetry are standard in the Oakmont and Pinehurst neighborhoods. Lots are included in Mill Creek house prices. Their sizes are 9,600 square feet at Oakmont, 12,000 square feet at Hillcrest, Inverness and Jordan, 7,200 to 8,400 square feet at Tanna and roughly 4,400 to 5,500 square feet at Pinehurst. There are 31 home sites left out of an original 238 at Pinehurst. At Tanna, 99 remain from an original 293. Oakmont has the 17 left from an original 154. There are 14 left at Hillcrest (67 original), 21 at Inverness (original 41) and six at Jordan (original 86). Two golf courses are the Tanna Golf Club and Mill Creek Golf Course. A clubhouse and outdoor swimming pool are for community use. Geneva School District

304 includes Mill Creek Elementary and Fabyan Elementary. Mill Creek is close to downtown Geneva, Randall Road shopping and the Metra train station. Geneva Commons shopping center is nearby. Mill Creek has 127 acres of preserved wetlands, 195 acres of parks and 17 miles of nature and bike trails. Approximately 900 acres of the master-planned community is open space dedicated to outdoor recreation and ecological preservation. To reach the sales center at 0N305 N. Mill Creek Drive, take Randall Road 15 miles south from Interstate 90 to Fabyan Parkway, west on Fabyan to Mill Creek Drive, north onto Mill Creek Drive and follow signs north to the sales center, which is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. For information, call 630-232-8181 or visit www.ShodeenHomes.com. After sales wind up at Mill Creek, ShoDeen will begin on

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Real Estate Transfers Batavia

Goetz to Eduardo Montoya & Gina Buselli; $232,000.00 2252 Kane Ln: Sold on or before 041213 by Lpp Mortgage Ltd to Kevin V Wydra & Karen M Wydra; $460,500.00 411 Stewart St: Sold on or before 040213 by Andrzej Bernat to John Alan Shoaf & Jennifer Lynn Shoaf; $277,500.00 421 Meadowrue Ln: Sold on or before 040213 by John Gosselin to Matthew P Faga & Carla J Faga; $289,000.00 483 Mill St: Sold on or before 040413 by Craig M Scheidecker to Martin Farm Holding Llc No 7; $115,000.00 610 Violet Ln: Sold on or before 040213 by Intercounty Judicial Sales Co to Darius Vaitiekus & Ieva Vaitiekus; $203,000.00 801 Ekman Dr: Sold on or before 040513 by Old Republic Diversfield Svcs to Joel W Fitzgerald & Lisa M Fitzgerald;

111 N Daniels Dr: Sold on or before 041113 by Isabel C Schmalzer to Joseph J Siprut; $330,000.00 1314 Johnstone Dr: Sold on or before 040313 by Robert M Jedrzejczyk Iii to Jeremy Bero & Deanna R Bero; $257,000.00 144 Pitz Ln: Sold on or before 040413 by Federal Home Loan Mtg Corp to William Stephen Thomas & Lisa Jean Thomas; $240,000.00 1452 Halladay Ct: Sold on or before 041213 by Blaise Boscaccy to Nicholas Dolan & Stephanie Dolan; $300,000.00 1535 Barkei Dr: Sold on or before 040813 by Old Second National Bank to Greenscape Homes Llc; $72,000.00 165 N Randall Rd: Sold on or before 040213 by Northwest Boulevard Inc to Paragon Batavia Llc; $3,500,000.00 211 N Batavia Ave: Sold on or before 041213 by Robert C

$396,000.00 807 N Prairie St: Sold on or before 040413 by Daniel A Fox to National Residential Nominee; $227,000.00 807 N Prairie St: Sold on or before 040413 by National Residential Nominee to Allen T Griffin & Aris C D Griffin; $227,000.00 811 Illinois Ave: Sold on or before 040813 by Lloyd Kautz Estate to James L Benson & Carol Benson; $145,000.00

1311 Beed Ave: Sold on or before 040413 by James Mills to Ernesto Guillen & Erika Guillen; $387,500.00 1315 Independence Ave: Sold on or before 040513 by Daniel J Homan to William G Conaghan & Mary Ann Conaghan; $416,500.00 1334 Independence Ave: Sold on or before 040513 by David C Peterson to Whitewood Builders Llc; $39,000.00 1391 Seaton St: Sold on or before 040213 by Michael J Hack to Matthew John Jungels & Bradley Russel Borkhardt; $320,000.00 1501 Fairfield Dr: Sold on or before 040413 by Dupage National Bank Trustee to Karl A Wash & Randi L Wash; $400,000.00 42W764 Campton Hills Rd: Sold on or before 040313 by Paul A Lawrin to Katherine Johnson; $340,000.00 43W869 Kenmar Dr: Sold

Elburn

0S090 Rowe Rd: Sold on or before 040313 by Arlette R Mcnamara to Robin M Harwood; $222,500.00 1146 Wise St: Sold on or before 040413 by Fannie Mae to Robert M Sullivan; $212,000.00 1172 Snow Dr: Sold on or before 040513 by Joseph J Brandonisio to Matthew S Baustian & Jennifer N Baustian; $259,000.00

on or before 040513 by Fifth Third Mortgage Co to Patricia L Fredres; $166,500.00 4N330 Anderson Rd: Sold on or before 040413 by Carol A Balfe to Rhowee M Balfe; $80,000.00

Geneva

0N458 Feece Ct: Sold on or before 040813 by Shodeen Trust to Shodeen Homes Llc; $90,500.00 0S983 W Mallory Dr: Sold on or before 041113 by Payton W Poole to Brookfield Relocation Inc; $304,000.00 0S983 W Mallory Dr: Sold on or before 041113 by Brookfield Relocation Inc to Dorit Sela & Maor Sela; $304,000.00 108 Richards St: Sold on or before 040213 by Raymond M Naseman to Carole K Ellermeier & George R Swanson; $190,000.00 See TRANSFERS, page 9

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Brick front beauty wonderfully nestled on 1.3 acre backing to nature preserve! Dramatic open floor plan with volume ceiling! 1st floor master wing! Finished English basement! Lots of extras!

Well designed 3335 sf popular Longfellow model! Upgrades include cooks island kitchen has 42” maple cabinets, granite & raised breakfast bar! Maple floors & walkin pantry! 2 sty family rm! 1st flr den! Full front porch!

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Popular 3 bedroom Aster model in like new move in condition! 2 story family room! Formal dining room! Eat in kitchen! Vaulted Master with walk in closet! Full basement!

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• TRANSFERS

Maple Park

44W297 Ramm Rd: Sold on or before 040313 by James Bloede to Kevin M Earsley & Coral M Ware; $120,000.00 49W571 Thatcher Rd: Sold on or before 040813 by

North Aurora

182 Aspen Ct: Sold on or before 040513 by Federal Home Loan Mtg Corp to Brittany A Gandy & Robert D Gacdy; $93,000.00 2061 Bartram Rd: Sold on or before 040213 by K Hovnanian T&c Homes At Ill to Holly Schwarz & Ronald Carl Schwarz; $285,000.00 210 Linn Ct C: Sold on or before 040313 by Us Bank Na Trustee to Geraldine Hikida & Ruth Rouser; $46,000.00 2801 Sterkel Rd: Sold on or before 040413 by Federal Home Loan Mtg Corp to Ryan M Bender & Stefanie K

Bender; $278,000.00 2871 Leonard Ln: Sold on or before 040213 by Joel Fitzgerald to Benjamin Hall & Michelle Rlemrise Hall; $361,000.00 3S937 Oakland Ln: Sold on or before 040213 by Navy Fcu to Cotswold Cottages Inc; $120,000.00 4400 Mcdonald Rd: Sold on or before 040213 by Synergy Property Holdings Llc to West Suburban Bank Trustee; $280,000.00 516 Hidden Creek Ln: Sold on or before 040413 by Dave Cogozzo to Kyra Trainor; $110,000.00 652 Thompson Ave: Sold on or before 040813 by Bobby G Dunn Jr to Michele Grigsby; $255,000.00 685 Western Dr: Sold on or before 040813 by Chad M Gallois to Brian A Schellbach & Teresa L Schellbach; $245,000.00 958 Brandon Ct: Sold on or before 040213 by K Hovnanian T&c Homes At Ill to Shawn M Shedd;

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104 Mckinley St: Sold on or before 040513 by Fannie Mae to Andrew Dahlberg; $180,500.00 118 N 11th Ave: Sold on or before 040513 by Us Bank Na Trustee to Matthew Benning & Katie Benning; $266,000.00 1212 Willowgate Ln: Sold on or before 040213 by Fauntleroy Trust to Gudrun Richardson; $520,000.00 1323 Lancaster Ave: Sold on or before 041213 by West Suburban Bank Trustee to Matthew B Carey & Katherine D Carey; $234,000.00 1328 S 6th St: Sold on or before 040413 by Marian Meritt Estate Kryzkowski to Eric Rakunas; $113,000.00 1411 Rita Ave: Sold on or before 040513 by David L Tognarelli to William A Thomas & Stephanie L Thomas; $189,000.00 See TRANSFERS, page 10

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142 Aberdeen Ct: Sold on or before 040813 by Aurorita J Mata to Leda Gasiorowski; $102,000.00 1598 Kirkwood Dr: Sold on or before 040813 by Us Bank Na Trustee to Clabaugh Trust; $140,000.00 1928 Fargo Blvd: Sold on or before 040813 by Jeffrey B Cameron to Aaron Cook; $445,000.00 2133 Heather Rd: Sold on or before 040513 by Gregory Clemens to Catherine M Fink; $202,000.00 219 Mckinley Ave: Sold on or before 040813 by Federal National Mortgage Assn to Thomas B Womack; $150,000.00 302 S 6th St: Sold on or before 041113 by Franks Trust to M Alexander Collier & Demaree Jean Collier; $387,000.00 38W459 Blackberry Way: Sold on or before 040213

Hsbc Mortgage Services Inc to Jennifer Burris & Steven Burris; $82,500.00 803 Willow St: Sold on or before 041113 by Kahl Trust to Gerald S Mourning & Debra R Mourning; $110,000.00 8N220 Mcgough Rd: Sold on or before 040213 by John M Landeck to Bradley Schramer; $340,000.00

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by Patzelt Property Co Llc to Shodeen Trust; $50,000.00 38W510 Callighan Pl: Sold on or before 040813 by Shodeen Trust to Shodeen Homes Llc; $90,500.00 38W583 Berquist Dr: Sold on or before 040213 by Sho Deen Inc to Christopher A Gatto; $447,500.00 39W508 Newton Sq: Sold on or before 040513 by Nicole M Willing to Fernando D Howell & Ashley Ann Howell; $329,000.00 518 Division St: Sold on or before 040413 by Keith S Galbraith to Zach Derrico; $107,000.00 944 Wood Ave: Sold on or before 040813 by Kendall Partners Ltd to Terry Schnicker & Silvia Schnicker; $277,500.00


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• TRANSFERS Continued from page 9 1412 S 7th Ave: Sold on or before 040813 by Thomas L Williams to Martin Gabera; $46,500.00 1645 S Tyler Rd: Sold on or before 040813 by Matthew Faga to Brent M Wanner & Marla J Wanner; $166,500.00 2628 Regency Ct E: Sold on or before 041213 by K Hovnanian Estates At Regency to Mary Kenney & Joseph Kenney; $306,500.00 2708 Regency Ct E: Sold on or before 040513 by K Hovnanian Estates At Regency to Jennifer Smith; $312,500.00 311 Jewel Ave: Sold on or before 040413 by Bray Trust to Quinn O Malley & Julie O Malley; $203,000.00 34W429 Valley Cir: Sold on or before 040413 by M I Homes Of Chicago Llc to Daniel J Ozga & Jamie R Ozga; $324,500.00 34W584 Roosevelt Ave: Sold on or before 040213 by M I Homes Of Chicago Llc to Guy Bevente & Elaine Bevente; $190,000.00 34W610 Roosevelt Ave: Sold on or before 040413 by M I Homes Of Chicago Llc to Michael P Mccarty Jr;

$211,500.00 34W610 Roosevelt Ave B: Sold on or before 040413 by M I Homes Of Chicago Llc to Leslie F Tenut; $176,000.00 39W913 Prunetree Ln: Sold on or before 041113 by Barry J Kral to Sunil Desai; $305,000.00 3N445 Laura Ingalls Wilder Rd: Sold on or before 040813 by Judy Lynch to Ronald M Banks Jr & Heidi Banks; $461,000.00 3N710 W Laura Ingalls Wilder Rd: Sold on or before 040513 by Paul R Lamontagne to Anne M Bahr & Matthew R Bahr; $356,000.00 409 Horizon Dr W: Sold on or before 041113 by Thomas J Aikman to Casey Sigerson & Jaclyn Sigerson; $280,000.00 4N882 White Pine Ln: Sold on or before 040813 by Martin A Dedera to Jeffrey M Gattuso; $222,500.00 6N472 Barberry Ln: Sold on or before 040813 by Jp Morgan Chase Bank to Macgan Jenkins & Jason Jenkins; $225,000.00 813 Jefferson Ave: Sold on or before 040213 by Douglas L Hawk to Stephen Ashton; $114,000.00 911 N 3rd Ave: Sold on or before 040213 by Michael Raymond Custom

Homes to Dean Raschke & Jill Raschke; $260,000.00

South Elgin

261 Nicole Dr F: Sold on or before 040513 by Gina Rantis to Stacie M Lamprecht; $150,000.00 502 Lake Ridge Dr: Sold on or before 040213 by Donald Ressler to Silmara Henrikson; $325,000.00 619 Oak Ln: Sold on or before 040213 by Ala J Albazzaz to Dean Lombardo; $500,000.00 691 Fieldcrest Dr A: Sold on or before 040213 by Maria E Melendez to Joe Perlongo; $85,500.00

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104 W Park Ave A: Sold on or before 041113 by William Zastrow to Derek Stoch; $120,000.00 1896 Fays Ln: Sold on or before 040413 by Barry E Nicholson to Thomas W Hughes & Nora L London; $209,000.00 1914 Annettes Cir: Sold on or before 040513 by Michael J Schweihs to Melinda A Mccormack; $40,000.00 79 Arbor Ave: Sold on or before 040413 by Matthew A Waid to Dave Cogozzo & Christina Cogozzo; $194,000.00

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Updated 5 bedroom estate on wooded lot with coach house. Newer HVAC, plumbing, septic, electric; travertine foyer, chef’s kitchen with stainless steel appliances, granite, heated floors, wet bar; family room adjoins kitchen, 1st floor master with updated bath; spacious Living Room with wood burning fireplace, huge beamed great room with stone fireplace, hickory floors, built-ins; finished lower level. Grounds feature paver patios, built-in grill, hot tub; 4 car garage. Coach house with 2 Bedrooms, 1 bath, living room/dining room, kitchen, den.

Exquisite brick French Provincial estate on one of THE most beautiful lots in Woods of Fox Glen! Extraordinary views of the golf course, pond and wooded vistas. Almost 10,000 square feet of living space in this spectacular home. Gourmet kitchen with granite and stainless steel appliances, two-story family room with wet bar, floor-to-ceiling fireplace and views! Wood paneled study with fireplace, finished walk-out lower level, sauna, huge deck, and pool!

Stunning English Manor with 7000+ square feet of living space including numerous designer finishes and details! Elaborate millwork, custom built-ins, hardwood floors, 3 fireplaces and screened porch with huge deck overlooking 1.7 acre lot! Tons of trees and scenic views! Fabulous kitchen with professional stainless steel appliances and gorgeous cabinets! HUGE Master suite is an incredible RETREAT! Finished lower level with bar and theatre!!

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Make sure you have a good line of communication with the contractor. “You want to be able to access [someone] 24 hours a day,” Durosko said. “You want to [reach someone right away] if you find out you have no hot water during construction.” • Given that contractors may be in your house for several months, you’ll want to know whether they are a risk to your family, Durosko said. Ask “are the people screened” for drug use and criminal activity, he said. • Find out what the contractors will do to minimize the disruption of your home. “Ask about site prep – will they seal [areas of the house] off with plastic to protect the floors?”

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$396,000 Batavia

503 Bailey Dr. On corner lot in Wild Meadows, approx 3,200 sq ft, 9 ft ceilings, new central air, 18x14 master br w/sitting rm & luxury bath, 1st flr 5th bedroom, hardwood flr in kit, fam rm fpl, fin bsmt. MLS ID 08271558 Michele & Don McComb 630-553-9000

Elburn

$499,999 Elburn

44W130 Seavey Rd. Unique log home on 20+ acres w/woods, pastures, pond & creek! Approx 3,200 sq ft, hardwood flrs thruout, 3br incl main flr master, 21x19 fam rm, fpl, 2 car gar plus 75x48 Morton bldg. MLS ID 08247746 Melissa Mobile 815-756-2557

$327,000 Batavia

1001 S Batavia Ave. Near town & Randall Rd shopping, beautiful woodwork, crown moldings plus unique light fixtures & hardware! 4br, 3.5ba, fin bsmt adds 800 sq ft, fpl & wood stove, heated 2 story 3.5 car gar. MLS ID 08291238 Don Wiley 630-553-9000

$499,000 Campton Hills

3N645 Ponderosa Dr. 15+ acres to build a new custom home or remodel existing 5br 4ba home that needs a lot of work. Lge detached gar. MLS ID 08270384

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$399,000 Elgin

43W781 Willow Creek Dr. On almost 1 acre, approx 3,800 sq ft, new central air & granite, 4br incl 28x17 master w/fpl & luxury bath, hardwood flrs in liv rm w/fpl, din rm & fam rm w/see-thru fpl to sun rm, 3 car gar. MLS ID 08340776 Mary Carlson 630-896-3100

$199,000 Campton Hills

1254 Wintergreen Ter. Across from park & near I-88, 1600 sq ft home w/hardwood flrs in foyer, din rm & fam rm w/fpl. Fin bsmt 4th bedroom & rec rm. New deck in 2009. MLS ID 08301709 630-896-3100

$354,900 Elgin

334 Fountain Ave. Overlooking the pond & adjacent to park in Providence, Dist 301 Schools, 4br (luxury bath in master), hardwood thru main level, 1st flr den, fam rm fpl, island & 42 inch cabinets in kit, bsmt. MLS ID 08279508 Pam Murray 630-232-6900

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$359,900

41W721 Farview Rd. On 2.64 acres surrounded by horse properties, Dist 303 schools! Freshly painted 4br home w/fin walkout, kitchen/dining area has ceramic tile & fpl. Wrap-around deck, 2.5 car garage. MLS ID 08317333 Barbara Daly 630-232-6900

$319,000 Elgin

310 Copper Springs Ln. On almost half acre in Copper Springs! 3br incl 24x17 master w/whirlpool, 1st flr den, hardwood flrs in kit, breakfast rm & din rm. Vaulted fam rm w/fpl & skylites, bsmt. MLS ID 07253963 Pam Murray 630-232-6900

$199,500

2848 Colonial Dr. In Randall Ridge, new roof & siding plus some updated windows! 2,200+ sq ft, 4br incl 20x13 master, 2+ba, partly fin bsmt. MLS ID 08308191 Melissa Mobile

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$195,000 Geneva

1009 Meadow Ln. On 100 x 200 lot backing to treeline & creek in Century Oaks East, 2400+ sq ft home w/4th & 5th bedroom in walkout. Updated windows & roof, enclosed porch, deck. MLS ID 08282117 Tina Mastrangelo 815-756-2557

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$425,000 St Charles

850 Legacy Dr. In Thornwood, approx. 3000 sq ft w/4br (luxury 20x14 master suite), main flr den. 18x17 fam rm w/stone gas fpl, fin bsmt w/2 rec rms & full 3rd bath. Deck w/gazebo. MLS ID 08333500 Pam Murray 630-232-6900

$555,800 Geneva

2011 Eldorado Dr. Over 3400 sq ft home on 18th hole in Eagle Brook overlooks pond & nature preserve! 2nd master suite/bonus rm on 1st flr, fin bsmt 5th br, theater rm & game area, expansive deck. MLS ID 08297700 Maureen Christiansen 630-232-6900

$649,900 St Charles

40W255 Carl Sandburg Rd. Backs to lake & open area in Fox Mill, hardwood flrs thru main level, luxury 19x14 master suite, stone fpl in fam rm, island in kit, fin bsmt w/fam rm, fpl, bar, 5th bedroom & 4th full bath. MLS ID 08293658 Barbara Daly 630-232-6900

$547,900 Geneva

2244 Kings Ct. On the golf course in Eagle Brook, 4br, loft, 2+ba, office, kit has island, hardwood flr & opens to fam rm w/fpl & cathedral ceiling w/skylites! Fin bsmt w/rec rm, media rm & exercise area. MLS ID 08309138 Marce Vanglabek 630-232-6900

$600,000 St Charles

1705 Keim Trl. Stucco home on half acre+ on corner in Hunt Club, 3,700+ sq ft, hardwood flrs thruout, 10 ft ceilings on 1st flr, lots of crown molding & built-ins, 4br incl 22x14 luxury master, 5 baths, 3 fpl, sun rm,fin bsmt w/ rec rm, media rm & wine cellar. MLS ID 08008589 April Heinemann 630-232-6900

$99,000 9200 Finnie Rd, Newark

303 S Harrison St UPPER. 2br 2ba condo in Pine Brook Meadows near Metra & town, 18x14 liv rm w/custom stone fpl, 11x21 kit/din opens to balcony, 1 car gar plus parking space. MLS ID 08135495 Pam Murray 630-232-6900

$519,900 St Charles

39W885 N Robert Frost Cir. On lge interior lot, approx 3,600 sq ft, 4br incl 19x20 master, 21x23 kit w/42 inch cabintes & hardwood flr, fam rm fpl, sun rm, bsmt w/roughed-in bath. MLS ID 08254710 Charles Kirkwood 630-232-6900

$674,900

Rt 71 to Millbrook Rd to Fox River to Whitfield, cross the river to Rogers to Finnie -- On 7+ acres w/3 acre pond & Fox River access, Sandwich Schools, open flr plan, approx 3,500 sq ft, 4br, fireplaces in fam & hearth rms, 28x17 kit w/island, walkout bsmt w/fpl, Trex deck, stamped concrete patio. MLS ID 08237905 Cindy Heckelsberg 630-896-3100

$466,000

2902 Royal Fox Dr. In Royal Fox overlooking golf course! 3,400+ sq ft, 4 big br incl main flr master suite, 3.5ba, 2 story fam rm w/fpl, refin hardwood flrs in kit & din rm, bsmt. MLS ID 08341088 Donna McQuade 630-232-6900

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$369,900 St Charles

38W762 Glenview Dr. On 1.3 acres, 2,500+ sq ft, vaulted 18x18 master suite w/luxury bath, fireplaces in liv & din rms, kit has island & French drs to 3-season rm w/cathedral ceiling. Fin bsmt, 3 & 1 car garages. MLS ID 08292261 Donna McQuade 630-232-6900

$348,000 St Charles

2310 Forest Ridge Rd. In Hunters Fields, recent updates incl mechanicals, appliances, carpet, hardwood flring, counters, siding & roof! 2,596 sq ft, 1st flr den/5thbr, crown molding in liv & din rms, fam rm fpl. MLS ID 08240935 Maureen Christiansen 630-232-6900

$219,900 St Charles

111 S 5th Ave F. Right in town across from Public Library! 2br 2.5 bath condo in Portland Terrace is just blocks from Fox River trails. 1 private garage space plus 1 parking space MLS ID 08290937 Donna McQuade 630-232-6900

$148,900 0N845 S Old Kirk Rd, West Chicago $349,000

6N840 Roosevelt Ave. Fox River Heights home totally rehabbed in 2009! 3br, 2ba, oak cabinetry, oak hardwood flrs in kit & liv rm, 12x50 upstairs bonus rm, bsmt. MLS ID 08231152 Brenda Galauner

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Rt. 38 to Kirk to Cherry Ln to Old Kirk -- 2.35 acres in Geneva Twp, 3,000+ sq ft, 23x15 fam rm w/ fpl, wood beam cathedral ceiling & wood lamiante flr. Fin bsmt has rec rm, exercise rm, 5thbr & 3rd full bath. Deck w/screened area. MLS ID 08267385 Laureen Lindstrom 630-232-6900


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‘Great Gatsby’ inspires home decor ZILLOW From the new film interpretation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic to Tiffany’s Gatsby-inspired “Jazz Age Glamour” collection – the Roaring ’20s are everywhere. The home is no exception. Art deco interiors, marked by geometric patterns, metallic finishes and luxury elements, are a huge trend, and it’s not just because of the new movie release. Pieces from the era are seen as classic designs earning a place in the home, whether mid-century modern or firmly traditional.

What is art deco?

Despite its gilded and luxe feeling, art deco is “sleek” and exquisitely detailed, says designer David Scott. “I prefer to use plainlined, sumptuous furniture made of luxe, unusual materials that are exotic and glamorous,” he said. Art deco emphasizes graphic and geometric designs in classic black and white, usually found in pattern rugs, wallpaper or pillows. In the 1920s, luxury was embodied in touches of metallics – gold and silver accents – and other pops of glitz in mirrored or gilded pieces.

Adding art deco

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LEFT: A statement mirror and graphic wallpaper are a nod to the 1920s. RIGHT: Chevron, rays and other stark graphic prints are the hallmark of art deco design. Placed on a wallpaper, the effect is elegant.

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• Printed wallpaper or pillows. Chevron, rays and other stark graphic prints are the hallmark of art deco design. Placed on a wallpaper, the effect is elegant.

There are a few pieces you can work into any space that give a nod to the rich-

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Few lots left to sell today at Mill Creek By JERRY KUYPER editorial@kcchronicle.com GENEVA – One of the largest subdivision developments in Chicago’s suburbs is Mill Creek. One of the bigger stories for 2013 in subdivision development is the sales pace at this golf course community. The Kane County community, which includes a city center with onsite retailers, such as a grocery market, dry cleaners and a dentist, is almost sold out. Of the 2,456 home sites available when Mill Creek opened in 1994, 196 or 8 percent of the total, are left to sell. “Well, if you do the math, that means we have sold 92 percent of our available home sites at Mill Creek,” sales director Nathan Amidon said. “In 2012, we more than doubled our 2011 sales, and we’re on pace so far in 2013 to outdo last year’s phenomenal numbers,” Amidon said. “We can thank a few key factors for our impressive sales momentum, including a stronger Chicagoland real estate market and continued low interest rates. But perhaps the biggest reason why Mill Creek remains such an attractive location to buyers is our policy to continually offer a robust offering of new homes at various stages of completion.” There are 25 neighborhoods, which vary in house size and price, at Mill Creek

and building for potential buyers is never at a standstill. Mill Creek has demonstrated an ability to regularly stock and replenish a wide variety of inventory homes and to offer a diverse option of move-in dates, from immediate delivery to within six months. “This provides many shoppers with greater scheduling flexibility, especially if they need time to sell an existing home,” said Amidon. “I don’t know of any other area builder that provides such a healthy supply of move-in ready homes throughout the year. Many builders consider it too risky to construct a home that may not be purchased for a while. But our early delivery homes almost always get claimed fast, so we keep building more.” Craig Shodeen, president of ShoDeen Homes and son of founder chief executive officer Kent Shodeen, has led a corporate team in developing Mill Creek. The company is based in Geneva. A typical neighborhood at Mill Creek is Oakmont. Of an original 154 home sites, 17 remain for sale. Buyers can choose from five designs that can be built on any of the remaining 17 lots. Each Oakmont floor plan provides four bedrooms, two-and-a-half or three-anda-half baths, and 2,360 to 3,312 square feet of living space.

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Continued from page 2 • Mirrored and chrome furniture. Mirrored furniture combines art deco’s emphasis on clean lines yet undeniable elegance. Just adding one piece to a room is enough to make a statement. • Sunburst accents. The classic sunburst shape became popular during the reign of French King Louis XVI and regained popularity during the 1920s, and again in ’60s. Mirrors, in general, are a great way to accent a space, whether it’s an iconic sunburst frame or another eye-catching shape. • Bar elements. “Nothing says the Jazz Age like a beautiful bar setup with a martini shaker, ice bucket and decanters filled with spirits. [It’s] timeless and welcoming,” said Scott. Even if you don’t have a lot of room, a bar cart with some accoutrements can be the exact touch to finish a Roaring ’20s space.

Courtyard entrance to 2/3 bedroom Ranch Townhome with center atrium. Living room has wood burning fireplace that looks out onto the private patio which includes a 6’ high brick fence. 3rd bedroom is currently being used as an office. Master bath has private shower and plenty of closet space. This end unit is very quite and private with mature trees surrounding the property.

High-end office space available downtown St. Charles. 2 Private offices and 2 cubicles fully furnished. Small kitchen, reception area and conference room is also available. Plenty of parking. Real Estate Agent Owned.


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Shoppers aiming for quick move-in can select from five Mill Creek houses • MILL CREEK Continued from page 4 Prices range from $369,836 to $441,878. Shoppers aiming for a quicker move-in at Mill Creek can select from five different move-in ready houses. Three are available for delivery within 60 days. These houses include four to five bedrooms, two-and-a-half to three-andthree-quarter bathrooms, and 2,798 to 3,322 square feet of living space. They are priced from $423,900 to $499,900. ShoDeen recently released 10 new home sites in its upscale Hillcrest, Inverness and Jordan neighborhoods, on which semi- to fully-custom residences can be built by Sjodin Custom Homes from the low $500,000s. Jordan, Hillcrest and Inverness boast home sites that are 20 to 30 percent wider than offered at other neighborhoods, as is upgraded exteriors. The exteriors are fiber or cement composites that look like wood. They are an upgrade

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houses (starting at $315,542) in the Tanna neighborhood, plus one ($299,803) in the Pinehurst neighborhood. If in less of a hurry, a buyer can choose from six Tanna designs, all including three to four bedrooms, two-and-ahalf baths, and 2,000 to 2,776 square feet of living spaces with prices spanning $293,994 to $362,193, and four Pinehurst floor plans (including a ranch), each offering two to three bedrooms, two-anda-half baths and 1,998 to 3,315 square feet of living space. These floor plans range in price from $284,627 to $421,441. Among the standard inclusions on all homes at Tanna, Oakmont and Pinehurst are framed and insulated full basements, stainless steel Energy Star appliances, ceramic tile in kitchens, bathrooms and foyers, oak rails, brushed nickel door hardware, a fireplace in the family room, 92-percent efficient furnace, and an energy-efficient water heater.

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Family rooms at the Mill Creek subdivision in Geneva can be designed to include a brick fireplace, windowscapes, ceiling beams and wainscoting. a 2,200-unit housing development on the north side of Elburn. With infrastructure to

be built and permits to be issued, Amadon projected the first sales would not be re-

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Granite countertops and custom cabinetry are standard in the Oakmont and Pinehurst neighborhoods. Lots are included in Mill Creek house prices. Their sizes are 9,600 square feet at Oakmont, 12,000 square feet at Hillcrest, Inverness and Jordan, 7,200 to 8,400 square feet at Tanna and roughly 4,400 to 5,500 square feet at Pinehurst. There are 31 home sites left out of an original 238 at Pinehurst. At Tanna, 99 remain from an original 293. Oakmont has the 17 left from an original 154. There are 14 left at Hillcrest (67 original), 21 at Inverness (original 41) and six at Jordan (original 86). Two golf courses are the Tanna Golf Club and Mill Creek Golf Course. A clubhouse and outdoor swimming pool are for community use. Geneva School District

304 includes Mill Creek Elementary and Fabyan Elementary. Mill Creek is close to downtown Geneva, Randall Road shopping and the Metra train station. Geneva Commons shopping center is nearby. Mill Creek has 127 acres of preserved wetlands, 195 acres of parks and 17 miles of nature and bike trails. Approximately 900 acres of the master-planned community is open space dedicated to outdoor recreation and ecological preservation. To reach the sales center at 0N305 N. Mill Creek Drive, take Randall Road 15 miles south from Interstate 90 to Fabyan Parkway, west on Fabyan to Mill Creek Drive, north onto Mill Creek Drive and follow signs north to the sales center, which is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. For information, call 630-232-8181 or visit www.ShodeenHomes.com. After sales wind up at Mill Creek, ShoDeen will begin on

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Real Estate Transfers Batavia

Goetz to Eduardo Montoya & Gina Buselli; $232,000.00 2252 Kane Ln: Sold on or before 041213 by Lpp Mortgage Ltd to Kevin V Wydra & Karen M Wydra; $460,500.00 411 Stewart St: Sold on or before 040213 by Andrzej Bernat to John Alan Shoaf & Jennifer Lynn Shoaf; $277,500.00 421 Meadowrue Ln: Sold on or before 040213 by John Gosselin to Matthew P Faga & Carla J Faga; $289,000.00 483 Mill St: Sold on or before 040413 by Craig M Scheidecker to Martin Farm Holding Llc No 7; $115,000.00 610 Violet Ln: Sold on or before 040213 by Intercounty Judicial Sales Co to Darius Vaitiekus & Ieva Vaitiekus; $203,000.00 801 Ekman Dr: Sold on or before 040513 by Old Republic Diversfield Svcs to Joel W Fitzgerald & Lisa M Fitzgerald;

111 N Daniels Dr: Sold on or before 041113 by Isabel C Schmalzer to Joseph J Siprut; $330,000.00 1314 Johnstone Dr: Sold on or before 040313 by Robert M Jedrzejczyk Iii to Jeremy Bero & Deanna R Bero; $257,000.00 144 Pitz Ln: Sold on or before 040413 by Federal Home Loan Mtg Corp to William Stephen Thomas & Lisa Jean Thomas; $240,000.00 1452 Halladay Ct: Sold on or before 041213 by Blaise Boscaccy to Nicholas Dolan & Stephanie Dolan; $300,000.00 1535 Barkei Dr: Sold on or before 040813 by Old Second National Bank to Greenscape Homes Llc; $72,000.00 165 N Randall Rd: Sold on or before 040213 by Northwest Boulevard Inc to Paragon Batavia Llc; $3,500,000.00 211 N Batavia Ave: Sold on or before 041213 by Robert C

$396,000.00 807 N Prairie St: Sold on or before 040413 by Daniel A Fox to National Residential Nominee; $227,000.00 807 N Prairie St: Sold on or before 040413 by National Residential Nominee to Allen T Griffin & Aris C D Griffin; $227,000.00 811 Illinois Ave: Sold on or before 040813 by Lloyd Kautz Estate to James L Benson & Carol Benson; $145,000.00

1311 Beed Ave: Sold on or before 040413 by James Mills to Ernesto Guillen & Erika Guillen; $387,500.00 1315 Independence Ave: Sold on or before 040513 by Daniel J Homan to William G Conaghan & Mary Ann Conaghan; $416,500.00 1334 Independence Ave: Sold on or before 040513 by David C Peterson to Whitewood Builders Llc; $39,000.00 1391 Seaton St: Sold on or before 040213 by Michael J Hack to Matthew John Jungels & Bradley Russel Borkhardt; $320,000.00 1501 Fairfield Dr: Sold on or before 040413 by Dupage National Bank Trustee to Karl A Wash & Randi L Wash; $400,000.00 42W764 Campton Hills Rd: Sold on or before 040313 by Paul A Lawrin to Katherine Johnson; $340,000.00 43W869 Kenmar Dr: Sold

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0S090 Rowe Rd: Sold on or before 040313 by Arlette R Mcnamara to Robin M Harwood; $222,500.00 1146 Wise St: Sold on or before 040413 by Fannie Mae to Robert M Sullivan; $212,000.00 1172 Snow Dr: Sold on or before 040513 by Joseph J Brandonisio to Matthew S Baustian & Jennifer N Baustian; $259,000.00

on or before 040513 by Fifth Third Mortgage Co to Patricia L Fredres; $166,500.00 4N330 Anderson Rd: Sold on or before 040413 by Carol A Balfe to Rhowee M Balfe; $80,000.00

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0N458 Feece Ct: Sold on or before 040813 by Shodeen Trust to Shodeen Homes Llc; $90,500.00 0S983 W Mallory Dr: Sold on or before 041113 by Payton W Poole to Brookfield Relocation Inc; $304,000.00 0S983 W Mallory Dr: Sold on or before 041113 by Brookfield Relocation Inc to Dorit Sela & Maor Sela; $304,000.00 108 Richards St: Sold on or before 040213 by Raymond M Naseman to Carole K Ellermeier & George R Swanson; $190,000.00 See TRANSFERS, page 9

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$599,000 Convenient Location on a Private Acre! $499,900 Subdivision Grade School!

Electronic gated entrance estate nestled on 3 manicured fenced lavish acres in prestigious Army Trail area! Circular drive! 4800 sf! Newer granite kitchen & baths! Finished basement! Private office! URN ELB

Brick front beauty wonderfully nestled on 1.3 acre backing to nature preserve! Dramatic open floor plan with volume ceiling! 1st floor master wing! Finished English basement! Lots of extras!

Well designed 3335 sf popular Longfellow model! Upgrades include cooks island kitchen has 42” maple cabinets, granite & raised breakfast bar! Maple floors & walkin pantry! 2 sty family rm! 1st flr den! Full front porch!

Attractive 2400 sf brick front ranch. Bright open floor plan in model like condition! Stone fireplace! Hardwood floors! Granite cherry kitchen! Finished basement! Huge seated deck!

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$250,000 Builders Own Home!

Culdesac lot with 5000 sf of living! Stunning 2 story entry & family room! Large island kitchen & adjacent sun room! Executive den has built ins! Full finished basement! 2 private paver patios! RA RO AU

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$467,000 Walk to Community Center! $399,900 Premium Golf Course Lot!

Elegant brick front has many upgrades! Brazilian cherry floors! Cherry kitchen! 1st floor den & full bath! Finished basement & wet bar! Steam shower! Lighted paver patio! Sprinkler system!

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$369,900 Better Than New! #301 Schools! $319,900 Golf Views! Minutes to Metra! $300,000 Premium Lot

3200 sf brings stately curb appeal & well designed floor plan! Large maple cab island kitchen w/ walk in pantry! Vaulted fam room! 1st floor den & full bath! Spacious master! 9’ ceiling basement!

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$237,000 1st Time Home Buyer? Investor? $139,900 B2 Zoning!

2900 sf of quality on a acre plus! Unique floor plan with size in all the right places! Huge maple island kitchen & first floor master suite! 2 fireplaces! Oversized 3 car garage with workshop!!

Popular 3 bedroom Aster model in like new move in condition! 2 story family room! Formal dining room! Eat in kitchen! Vaulted Master with walk in closet! Full basement!

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Wonderful acre lot on culdesac setting! Custom ranch has dramatic wide open floor plan & volume ceilings! Maple hardwood floors! Wrap around deck has wide vista views! Handicap accessible!

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In-town! New paint inside, newer roof and furnace. Generous room sizes. Heated front porch. 2 Parcels. Lot next door is included in sale. Great office with parking lot potential! Many uses possible.


• TRANSFERS

Maple Park

44W297 Ramm Rd: Sold on or before 040313 by James Bloede to Kevin M Earsley & Coral M Ware; $120,000.00 49W571 Thatcher Rd: Sold on or before 040813 by

North Aurora

182 Aspen Ct: Sold on or before 040513 by Federal Home Loan Mtg Corp to Brittany A Gandy & Robert D Gacdy; $93,000.00 2061 Bartram Rd: Sold on or before 040213 by K Hovnanian T&c Homes At Ill to Holly Schwarz & Ronald Carl Schwarz; $285,000.00 210 Linn Ct C: Sold on or before 040313 by Us Bank Na Trustee to Geraldine Hikida & Ruth Rouser; $46,000.00 2801 Sterkel Rd: Sold on or before 040413 by Federal Home Loan Mtg Corp to Ryan M Bender & Stefanie K

Bender; $278,000.00 2871 Leonard Ln: Sold on or before 040213 by Joel Fitzgerald to Benjamin Hall & Michelle Rlemrise Hall; $361,000.00 3S937 Oakland Ln: Sold on or before 040213 by Navy Fcu to Cotswold Cottages Inc; $120,000.00 4400 Mcdonald Rd: Sold on or before 040213 by Synergy Property Holdings Llc to West Suburban Bank Trustee; $280,000.00 516 Hidden Creek Ln: Sold on or before 040413 by Dave Cogozzo to Kyra Trainor; $110,000.00 652 Thompson Ave: Sold on or before 040813 by Bobby G Dunn Jr to Michele Grigsby; $255,000.00 685 Western Dr: Sold on or before 040813 by Chad M Gallois to Brian A Schellbach & Teresa L Schellbach; $245,000.00 958 Brandon Ct: Sold on or before 040213 by K Hovnanian T&c Homes At Ill to Shawn M Shedd;

$320,000.00

St. Charles

104 Mckinley St: Sold on or before 040513 by Fannie Mae to Andrew Dahlberg; $180,500.00 118 N 11th Ave: Sold on or before 040513 by Us Bank Na Trustee to Matthew Benning & Katie Benning; $266,000.00 1212 Willowgate Ln: Sold on or before 040213 by Fauntleroy Trust to Gudrun Richardson; $520,000.00 1323 Lancaster Ave: Sold on or before 041213 by West Suburban Bank Trustee to Matthew B Carey & Katherine D Carey; $234,000.00 1328 S 6th St: Sold on or before 040413 by Marian Meritt Estate Kryzkowski to Eric Rakunas; $113,000.00 1411 Rita Ave: Sold on or before 040513 by David L Tognarelli to William A Thomas & Stephanie L Thomas; $189,000.00 See TRANSFERS, page 10

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142 Aberdeen Ct: Sold on or before 040813 by Aurorita J Mata to Leda Gasiorowski; $102,000.00 1598 Kirkwood Dr: Sold on or before 040813 by Us Bank Na Trustee to Clabaugh Trust; $140,000.00 1928 Fargo Blvd: Sold on or before 040813 by Jeffrey B Cameron to Aaron Cook; $445,000.00 2133 Heather Rd: Sold on or before 040513 by Gregory Clemens to Catherine M Fink; $202,000.00 219 Mckinley Ave: Sold on or before 040813 by Federal National Mortgage Assn to Thomas B Womack; $150,000.00 302 S 6th St: Sold on or before 041113 by Franks Trust to M Alexander Collier & Demaree Jean Collier; $387,000.00 38W459 Blackberry Way: Sold on or before 040213

Hsbc Mortgage Services Inc to Jennifer Burris & Steven Burris; $82,500.00 803 Willow St: Sold on or before 041113 by Kahl Trust to Gerald S Mourning & Debra R Mourning; $110,000.00 8N220 Mcgough Rd: Sold on or before 040213 by John M Landeck to Bradley Schramer; $340,000.00

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by Patzelt Property Co Llc to Shodeen Trust; $50,000.00 38W510 Callighan Pl: Sold on or before 040813 by Shodeen Trust to Shodeen Homes Llc; $90,500.00 38W583 Berquist Dr: Sold on or before 040213 by Sho Deen Inc to Christopher A Gatto; $447,500.00 39W508 Newton Sq: Sold on or before 040513 by Nicole M Willing to Fernando D Howell & Ashley Ann Howell; $329,000.00 518 Division St: Sold on or before 040413 by Keith S Galbraith to Zach Derrico; $107,000.00 944 Wood Ave: Sold on or before 040813 by Kendall Partners Ltd to Terry Schnicker & Silvia Schnicker; $277,500.00

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